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Kit Carson County Pioneers:

John F. Klise, 6 South 46 West


John cash-claimed a quarter in section 2, 6S 46W in 1909.
Three weeks earlier, William H. Harrison proved up on a quarter in that section.
Six months earlier, Louis F. Lambert had cash-claimed a quarter in section 35, 5S 46W - Yuma County, but touching Klise's land.


October 20, 1914
LeMars, Iowa

John W. Klise, a well known and honored pioneer resident of Plymouth county, died at his home on Park street in this city at half past eight o'clock on Sunday morning at the age of seventy-four years. His death was not unexpected as he had been in poor health for some time. A few months ago he suffered a severe attack of illness and his life was despaired of but he rallied and was able to be up and again out of doors. A short time ago he was again stricken with disease caused by hardening of the arteries and ills attendant on old age and his condition became hopeless. He breathed his last at the opening of a beautiful autumn morning, surrounded by his wife and family.
John W. Klise was a native of Ohio, and was born at Wyandotte on September 23, 1840, where he went to school and worked on a farm. At the age of fifteen he came to Iowa with his parents. They settled on a farm in Jones county where Mr. Klise assisted them in the work. In 1861 when the war broke out over the land, Mr. Klise was one of the first to respond to Lincoln's call for volunteers. He enlisted as a private in Company M, Seventh Iowa Cavalry, serving his term of enlistment and was discharged at Port Sully on February 28, 1864.
The same day he re-enlisted in the same company and regiment and was made a corporal and served until the end of the war, receiving an honorable discharge on June 22, 1866, in Sioux City.
The greater part of his military service was spent in the Indian war in the Dakotas.
On July 8, 1866, he was united in marriage with Leah Belenga, of Sioux City. They started married life on a farm in Marshall county. They then came to Plymouth county, making the long trip in a wagon and on their arrival here took up a homestead three miles west of LeMars.
Mr. Klise farmed for many years and on retiring came to LeMars to live. He leaves a wife and eight children to mourn his loss. They are: George E. Klise, of Yankton, S. D., Mrs. J. D. Royer, Coon Rapids, Iowa, Chas. A. Klise, St. Louis, Mo., John F. Klise, Ontario, Cal., Will J. Klise, Sioux City, Mrs. Chas. Hall, Luverne, Minn., C. F. Klise, of LeMars, Earl L. Klise, Valentine, Neb.
The funeral service will be held at the First Congregational church at two o'clock on Wednesday afternoon.
Mr. Klise was a loving husband and father, a good citizen and possessed of kindly and neighborly ways which won him many friends. He fought bravely for his country and following faithful service, suffered the hardships and vicissitudes which were the lot of pioneers. He bore reverses bravely and later comparative prosperity did not unduly elate him. His death is regretted by many old and warm friends.

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Ackley Enterprise, Friday, Sept. 9, 1887:

Died: - At his home Tuesday last about three o'clock p.m. Mr. P.S. Brennan, at the age of sixty-seven.
Mr. Brennan was born in county Leitrim, Ireland, in 1820, and emigrated to Pennsylvania in 1844. He removed to Ohio soon after, and was married at Steubenville, in that state, in 1857. From there he removed to Manitowoc, Wisconsin, where he resided sixteen years, thirteen of which he held the office of county surveyor. He came to Iowa in 1868 with his family and settled on a farm in Franklin county, one mile north of Ackley, where be resided up to the time of his death. Mrs. Brennan died in 1869. They had four children. One is dead, and three are living. Joseph, who married Miss Mary Coyle, resides in Dakota, and Lizzie and Anna reside here.
Mr. Brennan was well known; was surveyor of Franklin county, and a man of intelligence and general information. He was a worthy and respected citizen and his loss is keenly felt in the community. The cause of his death was inflamation of the bowels, with which he suffered for two weeks.
The funeral took place yesterday at ten o'clock, and was one of the largest in this part of the country. Services were held in the Catholic church, Rev. Father Burns officiating. Rev. Father O'Dowd, of Independence, delivered the sermon, and Fathers Kelly, of Rockwell, Kelly, of Eldora. and McCormick, of Dubuque, participated in the ceremony. The remains were deposited in the Catholic cemetery at this place.

Elizabeth McDermott Brennan 1826-1869 is also buried in Franklin County # 12487189.

In 1885 Ackley, Franklin County John D. McDermott is 35, single, a doctor born in Ireland. Eliza Murphy 45 also born in Ireland, is keeping house. Living with them is Lizzie Brennan, 20, born in Wisconsin, a milliner.

In Ackley, Franklin County, on April 18, 1888, Elizabeth Jane Brennan, age 28, daughter of Patrick Brennan and Elizabeth J. McDermott, married John McDermott, age 37, son of Owen McDermott and Margaret Murphy.

Dr. John McDermott is buried in Franklin County 1849-1890, # 74819056.
"Dr. McDermott was forty-one years of age the fifth of this month, having been born in the year 1849,at Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland. He came to this country in October, 1880, the year his brother died, who was a practicing physician at this place, and has been a resident of Ackley ever since. He was a graduate of the Royal College of Physicians and surgeons of Dublin. He was married to Miss Lizzie Brennan in April, 1888, who survives him. He also leaves an aunt, who made her home with him, and one brother and three sisters, living in Ireland. "

In 1880 Plymouth County, Iowa, John W. Klise is farming, 40, Lea 29, George 13 Sara 11, John 8, Charles 7, Willie 4.

In 1885, John W. is 44, Lea M. 33, Geo E. 17, Dora E. 16, John F. 13, Charley A. 11, Willie J. 9, Bertha L. 3, and newborn Clarence T.

LeMars Iowa, December 1891 "John Klise, ex-druggist of Akron, visited relatives here for a few days the fore part of the week. "
January 3, 1895 Le Mars "John Klise received a telegram announcing the death of his sister, Mrs. Jasper Dalby, in Greenleaf, Kansas. The body was taken to Olive, Iowa, where Mr. Klise goes tonight to attend the funeral. "

In 1900 Woodbury County, Iowa, John F. Klise April 1876 and William Klise January 1876, both druggists born in Iowa, and are in a small lodging house.

Anna O'Brien is in Hardin County, Iowa in 1900, born November 1864 in Wisconsin, widowed. Her aunt Eliza Murphy Janaury 1832 in Ireland is with her, immigrating in 1848.
On November 7, 1900, John F. Klise, age 30, son of John Klise and Lea Belanger, married Elizabeth Macdermott, 38, daughter of Patrick MacDermott (probably should be Brennan) and Elizabeth McDermott.

John is a pharmacist in 1910 Woodbury County, Iowa, 39, born in Iowa, married nine years to Elizabeth J. Klise 41, born in Wisconsin. Anna O'Brian, Elizabeth's sister, 38 widowed is with them. Neither has had any children.

[Lizzie 21 and Anna B. 17 were in Franklin County, Iowa in 1880, with farmer father P.L. Brenan 60, and brother Joseph 23. Three schoolteachers are boarding with them.]

In 1900 Sioux City, Iowa, Elizabeth MacDermott is a physician, born Novemeer 1862 in Wisconsin, a physican.
Anna O'Brien is in Hardin County, Iowa in 1900, born November 1864 in Wisconsin, widowed, and aunt Eliza Murphy January 1832 in Ireland is living with her, single.

June 30, 1904 Marshalltown, Iowa, Harold Kllise, a 1904 law graduate, was in town for a short visit with his aunt, Mrs. Joe Gearhart, and uncle, Mr. M.D. Klise. He left Tueaday night for Pierre, S.D. to look after his land interests.

April 7, 1909 Marshalltown, Iowa - At the home of B.F. Collins, Marion D. Klise married Miss Laura May COllins. Mr. Klise is a floor salesman for P.F. Arney, Miss Collins works for Miss Middlekauff.

November 1910 Marshalltown, Iowa "Mr. J. F. Klise of Baster, and Dr. G. N. Harah, of Los Angeles, spent Wednesday in the city visiting with Mr. Klise's brother, Mr. M.D. Klise, and Mrs. Klise. Dr. Harsh is a brother-in-law of Mr. Klise."

In October 1912, the Pharmaceutical Era reported that in Hornick Iowa, John F. Klise sold his drug store to E.P. Banks.


In 1920 all three are in Ontario, California, John a fruit farmer, Anna and Elizabeth no occupations.

In 1930 Ontario, none of the three have an occupation.

Elizabeth 1859-1934 is buried in Ontario # 150856494. So is John F. 1871-1939 # 150856506.

December 19, 1934 "ONTARIO, Deo. 19 -
Dr. Elizabeth J. McDermott Klise, prominent retired physician and surgeon, died today at her home, 803 East A street, following a long illness with bronchial trouble, at the age of 75 years. Dr. Klise was a native of Manitowac, Wis. She had resided in Ontario for the last 22 years and was a prominent member of St. George's Catholic church, in which she was an active worker as long as her health permitted.
Surviving are the widower, John F. Klise; a sister, Mrs. Anna O'Brien, and a brother, Joseph Brennen, all of Ontario."

So is Anna B. O'Brien 1869-1939 # 150979746.


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