Gregory – Kinzer Biographies

On the 8th of October 1865, William Gregory was united in marriage with Massa Greeson, a daughter of Henry and Charity Kinzer. Massa's first marriage was to John S. Greeson on 3 September 1860 registered in Jefferson County, Iowa. Massa and William had three daughters, Ada May, born 1866, Vena Eldora, born 1869 and Mary Emma, born 1872. Ada May married Milton B. Hadley and they had two children, a girl & a boy, Frankie V. and Don Milton Hadley. Frankie married Alfred Raymond Cloyd. They lived in the Ottuma, Wapello county, Iowa area all their lives. Don married Louese Abegg. Milton, Addie and Don Hadley with his wife, Louese moved out to the Yakima valley in Washington state about 1907. A descendant, David Michael Hadley lives in Kenniwick, WA area today. Mile's mother, Berniece Hadley, is still living. Dora Gregory married Oscar Hobson and they had two sons, Gregory A. and George Lee. The Hobson boys both served in the Army during WW1. Mary Gregory married James A. Seaton in 1897 and divorced him sometime after 1900. I do not know if she remarried or if she had any children.

William Gregory died in 1918. Massa died in 1922 at Richland, Iowa. William and Massa Gregory are buried in the old Methodist Cemetery at Richland, Iowa.

Adam Kinzer served in the Union Army from Iowa during the Civil War. He married Phoebe Ann Cox. They had two daughters, Myrtle Mae and Cora Belle and a son, Bryon H. Nothing is known about Bryron after about 1905 in Hardin County, Iowa. Phoebe is listed as a widow in the 1920 census for Hardin County but her husband, Adam, is still alive but living in Arkansas with Myrtle and Charlie Thomas. Cora married Jesse Clarkson Harvey. This family lived in Shasta County, California about 1935. Adam moved to Arkansas about 1910 to live with Myrtle Mae and her husband, Charlie Ross Thomas. He died 4 Jan 1925 and is buried in the Cass Cemetery in Boone County, Arkansas. There is a G.A.R. marker on his grave.

William H. Kinzer was the youngest of the family. He also served in the Union Army from Iowa. He married Dorothy Sellars soon after the end of the Civil War. They had one child, Robert H. Kinzer. Robert died in 1905 at the age of 21. No other children were born to them. William died on 4 June 1927. Dorothy died on 28 Oct 1931. This family is buried in Highland Cemetery at Richland, Iowa.


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