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John Wendel Best
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Birth: Oct. 18, 1809
Easton
Northampton County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Feb. 13, 1881
Monrovia
Atchison County
Kansas, USA

John W. Best was born in 1809 and died in 1881. He was the son of Peter Best, a native of Pennsylvania of German parentage. In the year 1860, John W. Best accompanied by his wife and seven children, crossed the country to find a new home in Kansas. He had made a trip to Atchison County in the previous year and after carefully looking over the ground, made up his mind that the country had a great future, and he decided to move his family so as to make a permanent home in Kansas. The Best family arrived in Atchison in March of 1861 and at once moved to a farm in old Monrovia. In June of the same year, the wife and mother died, at the age of forty-six years. The following children were born to John W. Best and wife: Mary and Elvina, deceased, in Pennsylvania; Henry, living at Parr, Tex.; Lewis, Luther and Reuben, deceased; Mrs. Henrietta LAMBERSON of Argenty, Ark.; and Michael, deceased and Aaron S. Best. 
 
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 Parents:
  Peter Best (1778 - 1857)
  Mary Magdalena Hauer Best (1784 - 1865)
 
 Spouse:
  Catharine L. Shaefer Best (1815 - 1861)*
 
 Children:
  Aaron Shaffer Best (1839 - 1927)*
  Henry F. Best (1842 - 1922)*
  Lewis James Best (1844 - 1897)*
  John Reuben Best (1850 - 1896)*
  Henrietta Catharine Best Lamberson (1853 - 1950)*
  Michael S. Best (1859 - 1890)*
 
 Siblings:
  Hannah Best Smith (1804 - 1867)*
  Catherine Best Bartholomew (1805 - 1885)*
  Abraham H Best (1806 - 1884)*
  John Wendel Best (1809 - 1881)
  Elizabeth Best Darrah (1811 - 1885)*
  Samuel Fink Best (1813 - 1898)*
  Susan Best Krape (1817 - 1890)*
  Eve Best Yoder (1821 - 1858)*
  Anna Best Krape (1823 - 1877)*
  Andrew Best (1826 - 1907)*
  Reuben Best (1830 - 1849)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Monrovia Cemetery
Effingham
Atchison County
Kansas, USA
 
Created by: Stephen Nottingham
Record added: Aug 11, 2010
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John Wendel Best
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John Wendel Best
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John Wendel Best
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