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Harriett M Schermerhorn Lennon
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Birth: Aug. 11, 1865, USA
Death: Sep. 18, 1910
Cherokee County
Kansas, USA

Harriett M. Schermerhorn Lennon
11 August 1865 - 18 September 1910




Layne, W. H., Mrs. Harriett M. Len-
non and Mrs. Sarah E. Hoke Are
Removed From Old Associations.


In the past three days Cherokee
county lost three of its pioneer citi-
zens in the persons of W. H. Layne,
Mrs. Harriett M. Lennon and Mrs.
Sarah E. Hoke. Funeral services
over the body of Layne were held
at Columbus Sunday, where inter-
ment was made. The funeral of Mrs.
Lennon will be held this morning at
10 oclock from the residence and in-
terment will be made in the Oak Hill
cemetery. The arrangements of the
Hoke funeral have been deferred.

Walter H. Layne, 70 years old,
once sheriff of Cherokee county died
late Friday afternoon at the Mount
Carmel hospital in Pittsburg where
he had been removed from his home
near Crestline a few days previous.
He is survived by a wife and several
children. His death was hastened as
a result of the windstorm which vis-
ited the vicinity a short time ago,
which wrecked his home in which he
was critically ill. The body was
brought to Columbus Saturday, where
the funeral services were held on

Harriett M. Lennon, 45 years old,
wife of James K. Lennon, a promin-
ent farmer residing northwest of Ga-
lena, died at her home at 5:50
oclock Sunday afternoon after a lin-
gering illness with tuberculosis. The
Sunshine Club, of which she was a
member, will attend the funeral in
a body. The funeral services will
be held this morning, conducted by
Rev. Wallace Clift, and interment
will be made in Oak Hill cemetery.
She is survived by a husband, two
brothers, E. B. Schermerhorn of Ga-
lena and one in Michigan and one
sister, Mrs. Minnie Kenyon of Green-
ville, Mich.

Sarah E. Hoke, 64 years old, moth-
er of Mrs. Jennie Jones, a teacher
in the East Galena school, died Sun-
day night at 8 oclock at her home,
1116 Amherst street. Interment is
expected to be made at Baxter
Springs. She is survived by a hus-
band and three daughters.

The Joplin Daily Globe
Tuesday, September 20, 1910


Hoke, Sarah E 37265639
b. 1846 d. Sep. 17, 1910
Baxter Springs Cemetery
Baxter Springs
Cherokee County
Kansas, USA


Layne, Walter H 21151529
b. Jun. 2, 1840 d. Sep. 16, 1910
Columbus City Cemetery
Cherokee County
Kansas, USA


Harriet was moved from the Oak Hill Cemetery, Galena, KS to Schermerhorn family mausoleum 10/01/1928. This would have been after her husband, James K. Lennon, who had later married her sister Minnie, was deceased.


Schermerhorn Family notes:

Edgar Backus Schermerhorn
Born Nov. 19, 1851 in Channahon, Will County, IL.
Died Feb. 01, 1923 Galena, KS.


Will County IL Marriage Records:
Schermerhorn, Isaac B. & Backus, Jane
07/07/1850 License No. 1291

Note: Bachus/Backus was found spelled both ways.
Backus was probably an incorrect spelling.


From copy of the deed from Columbus Courthouse:

This would appear to be Edgar's heirs.
They all signed the Galena Belle Mansion over to their sister Minnie:

QUITCLAIM DEED of March 31, 1923
Lucius B. Schermerhorn, single [Widowed]
Byron L. Schermerhorn and Phena, his wife
Lyman Jay Schermerhorn and Jennie, his wife
Ralph Schermerhon and Matie, his wife
Minnie Kenyon Lennon


Michigan Marriages:

Schermerhorn, Lucius B. & Lottie Churchill
25 Mar 1883 Pg 209 Vol. A
Schimerhorn, Byron L. & Phena Hahn
05 Sep 1888 Pg 16 Vol. C
Schermerhorn, L. J. & Jennie Waters
12 Jan 1893 Pg 106 Vol. C
Schermerhorn, Minnie A. & Ed Kiniou
06 Mar 1889 Pg 28 Vol. C
(Groom s/b Kinion aka Kenyon??)


Cemetery information:

East Montcalm Cemetery, Montcalm Twp.,
Montcalms County, MI


Byron L. 10 Sep 1857 - 02 Nov 1927
Phena [Hahn] 21 May 1866 - 29 Jan 1945
Ralph E. 1885 - 1968
Maytie [?] 1886 - 1973 (w/o Ralph)

Riverside (Langston) Cemetery, Langston Pine Twp,
Montcalm Co., MI


Lucius B. 09 Nov 1855 - 07 April 1935
Lottie [Churchill] 19 Jul 1880 - 27 Jun 1902
Lyman J. 1862 - 1940
Jennie L.[Waters] 1875 - 1961
Neitzel Herbert H. 1889 - 1964 (son-in-law of
Mrs. L. J. mentioned in newspaper?)


Mount Hope Cemetery Mausoleum:

Bottom, North side: Edgar B. Schermerhorn,
11/19/1851 - 2/01/1923
Next Up, North side: Abbie Schermerhorn,
9/27/1850 - 12/23/1915
Next Up, North side: Orpha Brannon,
3/27/1853 - 3/28/1919 Sister of Abbie
Top, North side: Ella Schermerhorn,
11/17/1877 - 1/18/1923

Bottom, South side: James Lennon
From Obit: 6/17/1852 - 8/13/1928
Next up, South side: Harriet M. Lennon,
8/11/1865 - 9/18/1910
Next Up, South side: Minnie A. Lennon,
12/07/1867 - 01/31/1939
Top, South side: Apparently empty.


First wife, Abbie Brown Simpson.

Jasper County MO. Marriage records:

Edward B. Schemerhorn - Abbie Simpson
21 Nov 1878 366 Book F
She should have been listed as Mrs.
His name is incorrect. Because he was called "Ed" for Edgar, maybe they assumed he was Edward?

Second wife, Ella Marie Brace Sumner.

Harriet M. Schermerhorn Lennon
and sister
Minnie Adelia Schermerhorn Kenyon Lennon
were both married to James K. Lennon.

From Don Freeman, a Schermerhorn researcher:

Abbie was the first entombed in the Schermerhorn Mausoleum. However obviously their mausoleum was not completed when Abbie passed as she was first entombed on 12/26/1915 in the Rogers Mausoleum & then removed and entombed in the Schermerhorn on 08/26/1916. My information shows that she had the disease "gastritis" and that she had a bronze casket. So apparently their mausoleum was constructed between 01/1916 & 08/1916.


[DF] Don Freeman []

Lennon James K., 17 Jun 1852, d. 13 Aug 1928, h/o Harriet & Minnie Schermerhorn, [DF]
Lennon Minnie A., b. 1869, d. 31 Jan 1939, 2nd w/o J.K. Lennon, [DF]
Lennon, Harriet M., b. 11 Aug 1865, d 18 Sep 1910, 1st w/o J.K. Lennon, Removal from Ks. Cemetery to family mausoleum 10/01/1928, [DF]
Schermerhorn Edgar Bachus, b. 19 Nov 1851, d. 01 Feb 1923, s/o Isaac B. Schermerhorn & Mary J. Bachus, [DF]
Schermerhorn Ella M., b. 17 Nov 1877, d 18 Jan 1923, 2nd. w/o E.B. Schermerhorn, [DF]
Schermerhorn, Abbie, b. 22 Sep 1851, d. 23 Dec 1915, 1st w/o E.B. Schermerhorn, d/o Thomas Brown & Anne Smith, [DF]
Brannon, Orpha B., b. 27 Mar 1854, d. 29 Mar 1919, d/o Thomas Brown & Anne Smith, [DF]


Kansas Legislators Past and Present

Name: Edgar Bachus Schermerhorn
Born: November 19, 1851, in Channahon, Illinois.
Died: February 1, 1923
Occupation: Farmer, Banker, Merchant
County: Cherokee
Town: Galena
Party: Republican
District: 26
Chamber: House 1901, 1903, SS1903, 1905

Notes: Came to Baxter Springs, Kansas in 1875. Twice married, first on November 21, 1878 to Miss Abbie Brown Simpson, she died December 23, 1915. He married Ella Brace Sumner on November 19, 1919, she died on January 18, 1923.

Mr. Shermerhorn, was by all accounts a very successful business man, rated as being a millionaire. Both Governors Hoch and Stubbs appointed him to special boards. The home he started to build in 1891 is "now listed on the National Register of Historic Places". Mr. Schermerhorn, is reported to have been a very generous and caring individual, giving to the less fortunate and many charities. He also donated 22 acres of land, in 1922, to the city of Galena to be used for a city park. The park was named Schermerhorn Park.

Source material:Information provided by Don Freeman, who has spend approximately three years researching sources on Mr. Schermerhorn. Books containing biographies are: History of Cherokee County and its Representative Citizens, 1904, Schermerhorn Genealogy and Family Chronicles, 1914, and Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history.


Family links: 
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*Calculated relationship
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