|Birth: ||Feb. 22, 1838|
|Death: ||Nov. 14, 1929|
Condensed from the Clay Center Times, November 21, 1929-
George W Emrich, an early settler of Clay County, Kansas, departed this life at his home in Longford, Kansas, November 14, 1929, at the ripe old age of 91 years, 8 months, 22 days. The father of George was Moses Emrich, a native of Ohio. His mother, Mary Wheeland Emrich, the daughter of a Virginia planter. To this union were born eight children.
At the age of 23, George went to Clark County, Illinois, there enlisting in the service of his country. He enrolled first in the three months service and later for three years. He was with Company D, First Artillery, but the regiment was reorganized, and he became a member of Company B, 2nd Regiment. "He participated on many battles, some of them heavy and bloody conflicts, being attached to the 16th Army Corps, which, under General Dodge, occupied Cornith, Mississippi, as part of the left wing of the Army of the Mississippi." -Portrait and Biographical Album, Washington, Clay and Riley Counties, 1890.
Mr. Emrich was Sergeant of the battery in his first Company, and in 1863 was appointed First Lieutenant of the Alabama Company of Scouts. He was among the gallant 60,000 who marched with Sherman toward the sea.
He was wounded at Fayetteville, NC, and fell into the hands of the enemy. He was sent to Wilmington, NC and left in the hospital. When able to get about, Mr. Emrich left for the North without permission. He traveled to New York, then Ohio, and rejoined his regiment at Huntsville. He was discharged from service November 20, 1865.
After the war Mr. Emrich returned to Ross County, Ohio. In 1866 he married Eliza Ray. In 1869 the family moved to Clay County, Kansas taking a homestead on Section 12, Chapman Township. There were many hardships in those days, including the Grasshopper Year, but the family worked hard and prospered. Mr. Emrich held several offices of trust in the community including School Commissioner, Township Treasurer, County Commissioner and first Postmaster in the township. He was man of excellent business ability, keen mental activity, clean habits, strictly honest, of gentle, kindly, sympathetic manner, deep consideration for others, and a kind and loving husband and father.
After the death of his beloved wife in 1918 he strived to keep his home much as she left it. Mr. Emrich was a great lover of flowers, and always kept his home with a beautiful lawn and garden. For the past few years he has been in ailing health, for the past few weeks bedfast, being gently cared for by his daughters and granddaughters. (See Eliza's site for children)
Funeral services were held at the Evangelical Church in Longford.
Moses Emrich (1811 - 1891)
Mary Wheeland Emrich (1809 - 1895)
Eliza Jane Ray Emrich (1847 - 1918)*
Norah Emrich Monahan (1868 - 1945)*
Millie E. Emrich Macy (1871 - 1899)*
Arthur Emrich (1875 - 1908)*
George Ernest Emrich (1879 - 1918)*
Grace Jane Emrich Tool (1882 - 1960)*
George William Emrich (1838 - 1929)
Mary Jane Emrich Moss (1840 - 1925)*
Melcena Emrich Miller (1842 - 1892)*
John Emrich (1846 - 1927)*
Walter William Emrich (1848 - 1891)*
Caroline Emrich (1850 - 1873)*
Sarah Elizabeth Emrich (1855 - 1875)*
Created by: P Jones
Record added: Sep 08, 2012
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