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John F. and Elizabeth Kline

In 1850 Macomb County, Michigan, Gideon Bulis is 51, Adeline 37, with Chapman 19, Elizabeth 14, Ruggero 12, Tunis 10, Polly 6, and Socrates 2.

Gideon Bulis age 60 enlisted in the 37th Iowa in 1962, died of disease, buried at Rock Island # 10008425.

Elizabeth Bullis, born about 1835, married James Barker in Delaware County, Iowa December 21, 1853.

In 1856 Delaware County, Iowa, James Barker Jr. is 36, Elizabeth 20, with Austin P. 1, Iowa.
In 1860 Delaware County, James is a laborer, 39, Elizabeth 2?, Christian 5, Charley 3, and Cassius nine months.
Gideon Bullis, 61 is with them.
(Manly Barker and Emma Clark's daughter Myrtle M. Barker, born in Nebraska about 1878, married Edward Johnson in Council Bluffs August 19, 1895.

In 1880 Mills County, Iowa, John F. Kline is a saloon keeper, 37 born in Pennsylvania, Lizzie 39 New York, and John Jr. 3, Iowa.

In 1900 Yuma County, John F. born Nov 1842 in Pennsylvania, married 26 years to Lizzie M. Jan 1845 New York, are farming. She's had four kids, two living.
Next household is John W. Kline, Dec 1876 Iowa, farming.

1901 "John F. Kline finally received his pension of $8 per month. Every old soldier in this curumuuity is on the pension list except Dr. Bales and Henry Hadlock of the second Nova Scotia cavalry."
John F. Kline 1838-1907 is buried in Vernon, Colorado # 8084119. "Sergt, Co. C, 101 Illinois Infantry"
December 30, 1915 " Uncle John Kline died Wednesday morning at two o clock, after an illness of over a year. He was born November 19, 1841, in the state of Pennsylvania. He enlisted when a young man in one of his home state regiments and served with distinction throughout the Civil war. He came to Colorado a number of years ago and took a homestead in the sand hills, and some years later married Susan Shiveley who survives him. They lived on her homestead eight miles from Happyville until about a year ago when he became ill. They then moved to Vernon that he might have better care. He has been bedfast almost the whole time. Uncle John had many personal friends that will mourn his departure from the scenes of this earthly strife, many comrades who answered with him, Lincoln's call for volunteers and who stood shoulder to shoulder with him upon many battlefields, stand today with bared heads as taps are being sounded and the soul of their comrade bids them a last good night and passes to the Great Beyond in response to that reveille, that sooner or later will call us all to the great unknown. May his soul rest in peaceful repose after these seventy-four years of usefulness upon earth. His remains will be laid to rest today in the Glendale cemetery."
(April 1904 "Susan Shively was united in marriage last Wednesday to a prosperous business man of Brush We failed to learn his name.")

"Married at the court house in Wray on Wednesday April 6, Mrs. Susan Shivley of Vernon Colorado and Claud Bell of Ft. Morgan. Judge Hendrie performed the ceremony. After the ceremony the newly wedded pair went out to Mrs. Shively's home near Vernon."

Susan A.S. Bell and Claude Bell divorced in Yuma County in 1911.

July 28, 1911 "Mrs. Susan Bell and John Kline were Wray business transactors the latter part of the week. "

September 30, 1912 - Notice is hereby given that Susan Shively Kline, formerly Susan Shively Bell, of Happyville, Colorado, who, on June 12, 1900, made Homestead entry for southwest quarter, section 7, township 2 south, range 46 west, and southeast quarter, section 12, township 2 south, range 47 West.....

John signed a WW1 draft registration card Sep. 12, 1918 in Wray, CO. Res: Eckley, CO. Born Dec. 25, 1876. Farming for self at Eckley. Nearest relative: A. P. Barker, Vernon, CO.
John William Kline 1876-1948 is buried in Vernon # 80084281.

March 13, 1930

Chapman Bullis died in Macomb, Michigan, father Gideon Bullis, mother Adeline Stevens.

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