Mariah Louisa Spicer

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Mariah Louisa Spicer (Kitner)

Birthplace: Streator, LaSalle, Illinois, United States
Death: May 27, 1927 (77)
Hill City, Graham, Kansas, United States
Place of Burial: Bloomington, Nebraska, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Peter R Kitner and Sarah Evelyn Kitner
Wife of Jonathan Spicer
Mother of Jonathan E Spicer and Winnie Estella Boyle-Wiseman
Sister of Luella M Bussell; Peter J Kitner; Kathryn Kitner; James Kitner; 100 Kitner and 2 others

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About Mariah Louisa Spicer

This couple moved, by wagon, to Maxwell, Iowa in December 1885, with their two children. Soon they moved to western Kansas, traded a young team of horses for an eighty-acre farm, only 20 acres were already 'broken'. They lived in a schoolhouse, using the benches for bedsteads. Like most pioneers, money for them was very scarce. Prairie fires were common. Mariah wrote in her diary, telling many interesting experiences and some of the harships of their life while farming in Kansas. They built and lived in a sod house on their land. Their son, Jonathan Elmer, went to Nebraska to work and help his parents financially. Something happened to him as he never returned to his home. It was believed that he as killed, or became ill and died without being able to contact his parents. This was a terrible grief to his family. Jonathan Sr, was also a mail carrier and tax assessor.

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Mariah Louisa Spicer's Timeline

January 28, 1850
Streator, LaSalle, Illinois, United States
November 2, 1870
Age 20
Streator, LaSalle, Illinois, United States
December 31, 1876
Age 26
Streator, LaSalle, Illinois, United States
May 27, 1927
Age 77
Hill City, Graham, Kansas, United States
Bloomington, Nebraska, United States