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Joseph was born about 1835 in Switzerland.
He enlisted as a Private in Company B, Wisconsin 18th Infantry Regiment on 26 September 1864. He was mustered out on 2 June 1865. He started drawing his pension on 11 May 1889.
In 1910 he was living in Williamsport with his wife Sophia.
Joseph is buried in Groton Cemetery, Groton, Brown County, South Dakota.
Burial, Tombstone Picture..


Ellen Moran Flynn Kelly (1836-1899) was an early resident of Winona, Emmons County, ND, arriving about 1885 (Dakota Census). She ran the Morningside Cafe in Winona, and owned a great deal of property in the area. She was born in Ireland in 1836. She was married to name Unknown Flynn, and widowed. In her 2nd marriage, she was the widow of Pvt. Edward Patrick Kelly, who died with George Custer at the Battle of Little Big Horn in 1876. After leaving Ft. Lincoln then, she ran a restaurant in Bismarck, ND before locating to Winona. She was the mother of Susan Flynn White Pitts, Mary Flynn Carey, Nellie Flynn Purcell, and grandmother to the Pitts children of Winona, and mother-in-law to Major Pitts, the Postmaster and merchant for the Douglas & Mead store in Winona. Her sister was Mrs. Catherine Ryan of Bismarck. She was buried at St. Mary's Cemetery in Bismarck.

The above was written and provided by Mary E. Corcoran.

Newspaper Obituary

Ellen is buried in Saint Marys Cemetery, Bismarck. Burial, Tombstone Photo..


In some records, his surname is Kammer.
At age 21, (born October 1842 in Germany) he enlisted as a Private on 9 April 1862 in Troy, New York. On 6 October 1862 he mustered in Company G, New York 169th Infantry Regiment. He mustered out on 19 July 1865 at Hilton Head, South Carolina. He started receiving a pension on 30 September 1890 in North Dakota.
Henry had a land patent on Section 18, Township 136, Range 78 (Glencoe Area).
He is in Emmons County in the 1890 Federal Veterans Census. In the 1900 and 1910 Census he is living at Burr Oak.
Henry died 16 October 1911 in Burleigh County. North Dakota death records indicate he was a resident of Emmons County at the time of death. He is buried at Saint Marys Cemetery in Bismarck, Burleigh County. Burial, Tombstone Picture..


James was born 23 April 1846 in Tennessee and died 3 June 1930 in Missouri.
He enlisted into Company M, 15th Missouri Cavalry as a Private. The Civil War records do not indicate any dates but the 1890 Veterans Federal Census indicates he was in Emmons County and that he enlisted 1 May 1864 and was mustered out 1 July 1865. In the 1861-1934 Civil War Pension Index, he started receiving a pension in North Dakota on 30 October 1890 and his wife, Eva, started receiving a widow's pension on 16 Jun 1930.
In the 1900 Census he has moved to Wells County, North Dakota and by the 1920 Census he is back in Missouri.
James secured three land patents totalling 167 acres in Section 18, Township 135, Range 74 (Tell area).
He is buried in Park Cemetery, Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri. Burial, Tombstone Picture.

Secretary Of The Interior
Thomas S. Kleppe (1875 - 1977)

Born the son of homesteaders on July 1, 1919, in Kintyre, North Dakota, Thomas Savig Kleppe became secretary of the interior on October 17, 1975. He served in that capacity until January 20, 1977.
Kleppe attended Valley City Teacher College (1941) and served as a warrant officer in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1946. Shortly before his discharge, the St. Louis Cardinals offered him a baseball contract, which he turned down to return to his native North Dakota. In 1950, North Dakota voters elected him as the youngest mayor ever from Bismarck, North Dakota, serving from 1950 to 1954.
He lost the general election for the U.S. Senate from North Dakota in 1964. In the meantime, Kleppe joined the Gold Seal Company, in Bismarck, North Dakota, becoming treasurer and president of the firm (1958-1964). In 1966, he became president of J. M. Dain & Company, an investment banking firm headquartered in Minneapolis, serving until 1966.
Twice elected congressman from North Dakota's Second Congressional District (1966, 1968), Kleppe served as a member of the House Committee on Agriculture and the House Republican Policy Committee. In 1970, he ran again unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate from North Dakota. The following January, President Nixon appointed him administrator of the Small Business Administration (1971-1975).

Note: This is from the, Miller Center of Public Affairs.
Transcribed by Mike Peterson.