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1836 Feb 11: Born in Lancaster Co., PA. (6)

1858 Mar 27: Henry Hornberger marries Mary Ellen Dohner. (1) (5 p135) (6) (7)

  1859 Jun ca: Catherine (17)
  1860 Jun ca: Anna Mary (17) (18)
  1861 ___ __: Elizabeth
  1862 Oct  7: Hannah (18) (19)
  1864 Jun  7: Jacob (18) (19)
  1867 Nov 13: Maria (18) (19)
  1869 Nov 23: Moses (18) (19)
  1872 Aug 27: David (19)
  1873 Oct 26: William (19)

1860 Jun 29: The US Census shows Henry and Mary living in Cornwall Twp. of Lebanon Co., PA with daughters Catherine and Ann Mary. (17)

  Name      Age 
  Henry      24
  Mary       22
  Catherine   1
  Ann Mary    1/12

1870 Jul 20: On this US Census the family still is in Cornwall Twp., Catherine is gone, and there are five more children. (18)

  Name      Age 
  Henry      36
  Mary       32
  Annie      11
  Hannah      7
  Jacob       6
  Maria       2
  Moses       5/12

1872 Feb 8: A petition from residents of Peabody Township for a road, which includes the mile between Sections 17 and 18 of Township 21S, Range 3E, is filed with the County Commissioners of Marion Co., KS. (10)

1872 Jun 3: Henry Hornberger of Lebanon Co., PA enters an installment contract to purchase SW/4 Sec. 17-T21S-R3E in Marion Co., KS from the Santa Fe Railroad for a price of $5.00/acre. (20)

1872-1873: The Hornberger family becomes the first Mennonite family of the Catlin settlement. "The heart of this settlement was located about one mile west and three and a half miles north of Peabody." (5 p130) From the northwest corner of Peabody, that location is the midpoint of the boundary between Sections 17 and 18 of Township 21 S, Range 3 East. In 1872, that township was part of Peabody Twp. (10, 19), but by 1878, it was Catlin Twp. (21)


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?? When did the Hornbergers arrive in Kansas? The date of purchase of their farm suggests 1872. Other sources say 1873. (3 p3) (5 p130) (15) Did the Hornbergers buy their farm in the year before they came, or did the authors of these other sources, which are dated from 1945-1962, simply not know about the 1872 purchase? In 1962, were the Santa Fe records still privately held by the company? -- dg 2012 Oct 10

1873 May 19: The State of Kansas grants a land patent to the Santa Fe Railroad for a large amount of land in Marion Co., KS as compensation for completing the railroad and telegraph to the west border of Kansas. (12) This grant includes all of the odd numbered sections of Township 21S, Range 3E, including the Hornberger farm on Sec. 17.

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