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 John Wendel Best

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John Wendel Best

  • Birth 18 Oct 1809 Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 13 Feb 1881 Monrovia, Atchison County, Kansas, USA
  • Burial Effingham, Atchison County, Kansas, USA
  • Memorial ID 56937567

John W. Best was born in 1809 and died in 1881. He was the son of Peter Best, a native of Pennsylvania of German parentage. In the year 1860, John W. Best accompanied by his wife and seven children, crossed the country to find a new home in Kansas. He had made a trip to Atchison County in the previous year and after carefully looking over the ground, made up his mind that the country had a great future, and he decided to move his family so as to make a permanent home in Kansas. The Best family arrived in Atchison in March of 1861 and at once moved to a farm in old Monrovia. In June of the same year, the wife and mother died, at the age of forty-six years. The following children were born to John W. Best and wife: Mary and Elvina, deceased, in Pennsylvania; Henry, living at Parr, Tex.; Lewis, Luther and Reuben, deceased; Mrs. Henrietta LAMBERSON of Argenty, Ark.; and Michael, deceased and Aaron S. Best.


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  • Created by: Stephen Nottingham
  • Added: 11 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56937567
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Wendel Best (18 Oct 1809–13 Feb 1881), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56937567, citing Monrovia Cemetery, Effingham, Atchison County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Stephen Nottingham (contributor 47099079) .