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Roenigk, A.

 

Lincoln Co.

 

Lincoln Ks Apr 8th 1907

 

Mr. Geo. W. Martin

Topeka, Kansas

 

Dear Sir

I wish to add a few words more about Mr. Erhardt which I hapened to think of since writing my

 letter of the 6th.

As a Soldier and Citizen Mr. Erhardt was held in high esteem by the late Senator Plumb and was

his friend; during a campain years ago the Senator made a speech here in Lincoln, during the day

Mr. Erhardt was with him and introduced him to many of our People.

In 1891 a disastrous Prairie fire with a high wind swept the Country in the Erhardt

Neighborhood, his barn caught fire burning up his horses and a number of other livestock

Harness, and all his farm implements, incurring a loss of several thousand Dollars.  Mr. Erhardt

said he could hardly think that the Senator had heard of his loss when he received a letter from

him expressing his Sympathy encasing his check for twenty Dollars

 

Yours truly

A Roenigk

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