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The account books give accounting information for materials that were acquired through Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Some entries have more detail than others. Usually included are the name of the individual receiving materials, the amount(s) received and the cost(s). Henry Kuhn was born in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, on February 2nd, 1830. In 1854 he moved his family to Atchison County, Kansas Territory, where he was the first superintendent of public instruction, county surveyor, and helped organize the First National Bank. Kuhn enlisted in the Eighth Kansas Infantry in September 1861. He served under Colonel John A. Martin (Kansas Governor 1885 - 1889) until the end of the war. His last active rank was commissioned Captain. From 1865 to 1891 he resided at Fort Leavenworth where he organized the German Savings Bank, built the city's first railroad, and was chief clerk and acting agent for the Indian agency in Indian Territory (Oklahoma). Then he moved to Marion County where he farmed and raised stock. In 1890 he began publishing the "Marion Times." In February 1899 he moved back to Atchison and published the "Atchison Champion." In the autumn of 1899 he moved to Topeka where he died June 11th, 1900.

Creator: Kuhn, Henry, 1830-1900
Date: 1878-1886


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Item Number: 212594
Call Number: Heny Kuhn Coll. #411, Box 3 Folders 2-3
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 212594

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