several year's service during the Civil war, enlisting in the First Arkansas Cavalry at Springfield, Missouri, in August, 1862.
He was united in marriage December 17th, 1862, to Miss Manda Chambers.
ELIJAH TUTTLE was born October 12th, 1830. at Lawrence, St. Lawrence county, New York. He was united in marriage September 24th. 1853, to Miss Eliza Whiting and accompanied his parents upon their removal to Wisconsin in 1856. He enlisted in the war of the rebellion, April 18th, 1861. in Company A, 3rd Regt. Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry and served until July 25th, 1865, seeing much hardship and participating in many hard fought battles. Coming home from the war he removed, with his family, to Tekamah, reaching here he took up his part of pioneer life, August 1st, 1866. He has been an almost continuous resident since, respected and honored by many acquaintances.
JOHN L. WILSON was born at Camden, Indiana, April 14th, 1845. In the summer of 1863, he located in Marshall county, Iowa, and that fall enlisted in Company B, 24th Iowa Infantry. He says that in the fall of 1864 he voted for "Honest Abe" for president,--although he was a little young. He saw service on the Mississippi under General Grant at New Orleans under General Banks; up the Red River, where he was twice wounded; in the Shenandoah Valley with General Phil Sheridan and in 1865 was sent to Savannah, Georgia, to meet General Sherman under whom he served until the close of the war.
On the 28th day of August, 1871, he located at Tekamah, where, until his removal to Oklahoma, in April, 1901, he was one of the foremost citizens of the county. For many years he conducted one of the largest hardware stores in this part of the state distributing goods, not only to distant parts of this county, but also to neighboring counties. For four