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Isaiah F. Kratz

In 1880 Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, Samuel Kratz is 56, a laborer, Elizabeth 46, Isaiah 20, David 18, Samule 8, Cornelius 6, and Amanda 13.

Isaiah cash-claimed a quarter in 19, 3N 48W in 1891, near a number of other 1890-1891 cash claimants.
He had a record of a timber claim in that township, but it wasn't completed.

In 1902 the Empire Ranch and Cattle Company sued Isaiah, George W. Toms, trusted for William F. Leonard for the quarter in section 19.

In 1900 Blaine County, Oklahoma, Samuel Kratz born Oct 1824, married 46 years to Elizabeth April 1834, both Pennsylvania are livin galone. She's had 16 kids, nine living.

Samuel Rosenberger Kratz, 1824-1905 is buried in Blaine County - his mother was Mary D. Rosenberger 1806-1866.
# 23890938 says Children:

William Henry Kratz(b.1854)
Emma Sevilla Kratz Myers(b.1856)
Sarah Ann Kratz Wismer(1857-1944)
Isaiah F Kratz(1859-1890)
David Christian Kratz(1862-1948)
Jacob R Kratz(1865-1935)
Amanda E Kratz Sandman(b.1866)
Anna Jemima Kratz Warren(b.1869)
Samuel Hunsberger Kratz(1872-1940)
Cornelius Huntsberger Kratz(1874-1951)
Six other children died in infancy

"both Samuel and Elizabeth 1834-1908 are direct descendants of Daniel Rosenberger(1715-1771) "
" Samuel R. Kratz was a man of abundant energies and ambition. He had sixteen children. In 1874, after the birth of his sixteenth child, Samuel went west seeking wider opportunities. He tried various occupations in several states. He was reported to have ascended the Missouri River from St. Louis to Omaha, Nebraska on a river boat. Next he went overland in a "Prairie Schooner" to Colorado. He operated a stage coach out of Julesburg, Colorado for a time. In 1880 he purchased what was then called "Rail Road" land near Fairbury, Nebraska and moved his family there from Pennsylvania, In 1892 he was farming in Hebron, Nebraska. His last move was as a pioneer in Oklahoma in 1893 where he filled on government land near Okeene, Nebraska.

One family tree says Isaiah died in Pennsylvania.

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