H P Kneeland
Posted By: Tina Keister
Date: 1/19/2006 at 18:04:36
H P Kneeland, Boone was born in Vermont, March 2, 1843, was there raised and learned the trade of a tanner, which occupation he followed until August, 1862, he then enlisted in the Thirteenth Vermont infantry, company I, serving for nine months, his regiment participated in the memorable battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, being one of the regiments whose time had expired a few days previous to that battle, but at that time had not been mustered out of service, in 1864 he came west, locating in Chicago, where he remained until 1869, when he came to Boone and engaged in working for the C & N W railroad which he followed until March 1877, during the time he was on the road he held various positions, being in charge of a freight train when he left the road, in the spring of 1877 he went to the Black Hills, remaining, however, but a short time when he returned to Boone, he was married in October, 1873 to Elinor C Warner, of Boone, they have two children: Zol M and Percy H
From the 1880 Boone County History Book
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