|Birth: ||Mar. 16, 1811|
|Death: ||Jan. 7, 1886|
m. 23 May 1833
Batavia, Clermont County, OH
The town of Ellinwood was located on the north bank of the Arkansas River. The town site was located in the fall of 1871, by the Arkansas Valley Town company.
Among the people who settled there that year, aside from those mentioned, were D. J. Whitten and G. W. Hollinger, with two or three others. In 1873, several families arrived, among them that of Isaac Bacon, Andrew BARNGROVER, and Wallace Bay, the latter locating just outside the limits of the town site.
A great many young men came, who entered claims close to or adjoining the town site, who boarded in town, and added considerably to the population. The town made but little development until after the advent of the railroad, in the summer of 1872, but in the spring following people commenced to arrive, most of whom, however, located upon homestead claims in the country surrounding Ellinwood, and a few remained in town.
In 1874 the place grew quite rapidly, and many improvements were made, especially in the number of dwelling houses erected.
Ellinwood was a live town, containing about 600 inhabitants, four-fifths of whom are Germans. It was almost a German town exclusively, and everything was conducted according to German ideas. The business men, with scarcely an exception, were all German. They had their saloons, where they meet for conviviality, and their brewery where their beer was manufactured. The people, generally, were frugal, industrious, and prosperous, and manifested a spirit of considerable enterprise. There were two churches in the town, one German Catholic, and one German Lutheran; three hotels, Commercial, City and Avery House. Business was represented by five general merchandising stores, two drug stores, two hardware, two millinery establishments, one jeweler, one dealer in agricultural implements, two harness shops, one bank, two lumber yards, several restaurants, one furniture dealer, and various other establishments engaged in miscellaneous business. Ellinwood became a city of the third class in 1881.
Andrew Barngrover was the second county coroner of Howard County serving from 1846 to 1850 and served on the First Petit Jury of that county. He lived 2 miles southwest of Kokomo on the Alto Gravel Road
George Barngrover (1789 - 1851)
Sarah Belle Badgley Barngrover (1794 - 1835)
Naomi (Neomia) Minerva Leeds Barngrover (1815 - 1891)
Sarah Jane Barngrover (1834 - ____)*
Harvey Edward Barngrover (1835 - 1913)*
Lucinda Leeds Barngrover Hockensmith (1839 - 1900)*
George Wesley Barngrover (1845 - 1940)*
John Leeds Barngrover (1848 - 1931)*
Nancy Angeline Barngrover Mahan (1850 - 1938)*
Naomi Elizabeth Barngrover Bailey (1854 - 1941)*
Andrew James Barngrover (1854 - 1959)*
Robert Bird Cemetery
Created by: Dr Andree S
Record added: Mar 31, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35404565
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