|Birth: ||Aug. 24, 1838, Germany|
|Death: ||Apr. 26, 1906|
Two other early settlers on Lyon creek were John Adam Biegert and his brother David. With their mother, Mrs. Katherina Biegert, and their sister, Katherina, they had come from Germany to the United States in 1852, landing at New York in November. Their father, John Adam Biegert, had died in 1843. The Biegert family stopped in the town of Manchester, N. Y., until March, 1853, when they moved to Ohio. In 1855(error: should be 1845) Mrs. Biegert married Jacob Hosch.
David Biegert, two years younger than his brother, Adam, was born August 24, 1837, in Eichenheim. After his mother's second marriage he remained with her in Ohio until 1858, when he decided to join his brother Adam in Kansas. He came by railroad to Jefferson City, Mo., and thence to Leavenworth by boat. From there he walked to Fort Riley. At Fort Riley he procured work, doing whatever he could get. Part of his labor was cutting grass for hay along the Republican river, a great deal of hay being required at the fort for the horses. In the fall of the year he returned to Leavenworth to meet his mother and stepfather, who had concluded to join him in a home on Lyon creek. At Leavenworth he bought a team of oxen, and they drove them to Lyon creek, where David took a homestead in Lyon township, Geary county, section 20, town 13, range 5. By this time there had already settled along the creek quite a little colony.
In the spring of 1859, his first year on his land, David Biegert put in spring wheat . He had procured the seed over on Mill creek. The crops were all good that year, and his barley and wheat were thrashed by oxen trampling the grain, and cleaned of chaff by the wind. It was not until 1861 that a thrashing machine came into the Lyon creek settlement to do the thrashing for the neighborhood. The grain was harvested by cradling, and three acres a day was called a good day's work.
In April, 1861, David Biegert was married to Augusta Wilhelmina Staatz. September 2, 1862, he enlisted in company C, Second Kansas regiment, serving until the close of the war. He took part in a good many battles and skirmishes without a scratch, but while on hay detail between Fort Scott and Fort Gibson he was captured. He and his companions fought hard, and once broke through the Confederate line, but they could not get away. They were taken to Tyler, Tex., and held prisoners for eight months, and finally exchanged at Red River Landing, May 27, 1865, when they were sent north and mustered out of service August 11. After the war David returned to his home and again went to farming.
Seven children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Biegert:
*John, March 15, 1862; he married Barbara Schultz on September 7, 1886, and they live on a farm in Geary county.
*William A., born January 2, 1870; married January 11, 1893, to Bertha Barton, of Dickinson county, and now living on the Biegert homestead, known as Hillside Farm.
*George Henry, born February 16, 1872; married Anna Kuhlenkamp in November 1895; they live in Junction City.
*Anna Augusta, born June 25, 1875; married William Barton, of Dickinson county, February 14, 1894; live on a farm in Geary county.
*Minnie Katherina, born June 5, 1887; married Oscar Gugler, August 1, 1906, and live in Dickinson county on a farm.
*Two children, Henry and Amelia Louise, are dead. They are both buried in Lyona cemetery, where also rests Mrs. Biegert, who died September 27, 1894, and David Biegert, who died April 26, 1906.
Collections of the Kansas State Historical Society, Volume 14, Pages 1-234 By Kansas State Historical Society
Johann Adam Biegert (1812 - 1843)
Catharina Schwärtzel Biegert Hosch (1815 - 1859)
Augusta Wilhelmina Staatz Biegert (1843 - 1894)*
John Adam Biegert (1862 - 1935)*
Henry Biegert (1863 - 1866)*
Amelia Biegert (1868 - 1886)*
William Albert Biegert (1870 - 1930)*
George Henry Biegert (1873 - 1957)*
Anna Augusta Biegert Barton (1876 - 1961)*
Wilhelmina Katherine Biegert Gugler (1887 - 1969)*
John Adam Biegert (1835 - 1912)*
David Biegert (1838 - 1906)
Catherine Biegert Staatz (1841 - 1871)*
Mary Hosch Wahlenmaier (1848 - 1911)**
Caroline Hosch Wahlenmaier (1850 - 1916)**
Wilhelmina Hosch Beuttel (1854 - 1886)**
Christena Hosch Brune (1858 - 1945)**
Lyona Methodist Church Cemetery
Created by: Dan Minick
Record added: Nov 25, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62154014