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 John Philip Koerner

John Philip Koerner

Birth
Pike County, Ohio, USA
Death 7 Apr 1930 (aged 85)
Saint Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri, USA
Burial Saint Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 11778 · View Source
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Western Frontiersman. Born in in Ohio, at age 13 he started driving supply wagons for the St. Joseph Railroad, hauling government supplies to Denver, Colorado. At age 15, he was the youngest Pony Express relief rider out of St. Joseph, Missouri, running lines to the Westren Frontier. During the Civil War, he served in the Union Army as a scout and after the war, he served as a long rider for the Army expeditions to the Black Hills. After his trail days, he was a master carpenter who built coaches for the Hannibal-St. Joseph and the Burlington & Quincy Railroads lines.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 14 Aug 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11778
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Philip Koerner (25 Feb 1845–7 Apr 1930), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11778, citing Ashland Cemetery, Saint Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .