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 John George Senner

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John George Senner

  • Birth 11 Dec 1807 Germany
  • Death 15 Dec 1876 Soldier, Jackson County, Kansas, USA
  • Burial Soldier, Jackson County, Kansas, USA
  • Plot Section A Lot No. 22
  • Memorial ID 32394464

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THE SENNER FAMILY by Erma Beach Scripter (from writings of her mother Laura Senner Beach) published in BUCKS GROVE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 100 YEARS OF SERVICE 1879 TO 1979.

John George Senner was born December 11, 1807, in Germany. He and his wife had five children, all of whom died in infancy, except Jacob Frederick. His mother died when Jacob was six weeks old. Jacob came to America when he was twenty years old. He spent five years in Canada and in the Spring of 1870 he homesteaded in Jackson County, Kansas, on the west side of the county.
In 1883, Jacob married Elizabeth Lutz of Holton. Their children were John, Fred, Clara, Florence and Ella. Clara was the mother of Mrs. Harland (Rose Marie) Clements. She married Charles Boling and they were the parents of 12 children. Mr. and Mrs. Boling lost their lives in an accident as they were attempting to cross a river and the ice broke and they were drowned.
John George Senner, after the death of his wife, married Sophie Bahret, in Germany. They were the parents of three sons, Gustav, George, and Albert. In 1870, the family came to the Bucks Grove community. Their home was just north of the old Rock School house. In 1883, George was married to Johanna "Jennie" Venneberg. They made their home one and one-half miles south and one-half west of the Bucks Grove Church. Their children were Laura (Mrs. Wright Beach), Rose, Minnie, George, and Ella who died in infancy.
The George Senner farm was purchased for $2.50 per acre and was named Willow Springs Ranch. It was all native grass and was owned by a railroad company. The family built a 12' by 16' cabin on the farm. After the birth of three children, four rooms were added to the original cabin. They were typical German immigrants. Only the native language was spoken at home and the children did not come in contact with the English language until they started school.
A large cave was built and many bushels of apples, potatoes, turnips, pumpkins and cabbages were stored. George had a 15 acre orchard and raised all kinds of fruits and grapes. The family had a large herd of cattle and the butter was churned and traded for groceries at the stores. George and Jennie later bought a farm near Whiting, Kansas. Their daughter, Minnie, and her husband, Roy Beach, lived on the home place.
Laura married Wright Beach. After several moves they lived many years three and one-half miles west of Soldier.


Credit to Kay Sellers pub. 2002 "Bucks Grove Cemetery" Jackson Co., KS.




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Gravesite Details Credit to Allen Gardiner for "Monumental Inscriptions" of Jackson Co., KS cemeterys. Pub. 1981

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  • Created by: Truman Nicholas
  • Added: 25 Dec 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 32394464
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John George Senner (11 Dec 1807–15 Dec 1876), Find A Grave Memorial no. 32394464, citing Bucks Grove Church Cemetery, Soldier, Jackson County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Truman Nicholas (contributor 46887648) .