07-Feb-1998 Family Group Sheet Husband: Martin SCHWARZ age: 86 Born: 1-Oct-1837 in: Wurttemberg, Germany 1 Died: 4-May-1924 in: Oregon City, ClackamasCo, OR Buried: in: Dwight, Morris County, KS Ref: Occupation: Farmer Father: Martin SCHWARZ Mother: Anna Maria VOTLIN Martin SWARTZ 1 Oct 1837--Martin SCHWARZ was born at Wurttemberg, Germany. 1853--At the age of 16 Martin SWARTZ came to America from Wurttemberg, Germany with his parents and five brothers and sisters. 1854--They first settled in Cincinnati, Clermont County, Ohio. Martin drove a beer truck to help support the family. Martin enlisted in the United States Navy on the Union side in the Civil War. Martin SWARTZ got a job on a farm in Ohio. Apr 1865--Martin SWARTZ married Jane LILLICH in Clermont County, Ohio. Annie Mary and John were born there. 1870--After the Civil War late in 1870 the family moved from Clermont County, Ohio to Morris County, Kansas where they took up a homestead near Dwight. George BECKLEHIMER accompanied them on this trip. 1870/1871--They stayed in Topeka, Kansas that winter. Martin's two brothers, John and George had gone ahead and taken up two dry land homesteads. Martin SWARTZ took the adjoining homestead which had a good spring of water. 1871--The SWARTZ brothers (John and George) left Topeka by the Santa Fe [Railroad] to file claims in the spring of 1871. They returned to Topeka by train, and the next day started back for Morris County. They took claims in Section 18, Ohio Township, southeast of what is now Dwight, Kansas. They became a part of the Slough Creek Community, where they established a church, school and cemetery, along with the Chinns, Amsburys, Meyers and other families. 21 Nov 1896--The SWARTZ School ground was deeded to District 52 by Martin SWARTZ. Martin Swartz donated three acres of his homestead at Dwight for a cemetery and school. The school house was still standing in the 1960's. The cemetery is known as the "Slough Creek or The Swartz Cemetery." 6 Jul 1898--Jane (LILLICH) SWARTZ died at Dwight, Kansas. She was buried at Dwight, Kansas. Martin stayed in his home for 20 years trying to get along with renters, both relatives and others until he sold the homestead and went west to live. 1911--For the first three years he lived with his sister, Christine (SWARTZ) KERNS, and his niece, Emma KERNS, in Tacoma, Washington. Then he moved to Oregon City, Oregon where he made his home for 10 years with his daughter, Annie and Fred CHINN. 4 May 1924--Martin SWARTZ died Sunday at the home of Frederic Charles and Annie Mary (SWARTZ) Chinn of Central Point, several miles from Oregon City. 5 May 1924--The funeral service of the late Martin SWARTZ were held at the R. L. Holman and Son mortuary Monday afternoon. The Meade Post No. 2, G. A. R., of which organization Mr. SWARTZ was a member, conducted the impressive ceremony accorded veterans of the Civil War. Many friends attended and a number of close friends went to the Southern Pacific depot later in the afternoon to pay their last respect to the veteran, as his body was shipped to his former home at Dwight, Kansas, where a second service will be held and where the remains are to be interred beside those of his wife. Wife: Jane LILLICH age: 57 Married: 3-Apr-1866 in: ClermontCo, OH Born: 29-Jan-1841 in: OH 1 Died: 6-Jul-1898 in: Dwight, Morris County, KS Buried: in: Swartz Cemetery, MorrisCo, KS Father: Andrew LILLICH Mother: Anna F Child 1 Annie Mary SWARTZ age: 68 Born: 4-Mar-1869 in: New Richmond, ClermontCo, OH 1 Died: 19-May-1937 in: New Era, Clackamas County, OR Buried: 23-May-1937 in: Zion Cemetery, Canby, ClackamasCo, OR Ref: Occupation: housewife Spouse: Frederic (Fred) Charles CHINN Married: 27-Nov-1889 in: Dwight, Morris County, KS M Child 2 John SWARTZ Born: 1869 in: ClermontCo, OH 1 Died: in: Turner, Wyandotte County, KS Spouse: Lucy Alice CHINN Married: 20-Nov-1895 in: F Child 3 Christina (Tena) SWARTZ age: 96 Born: 6-Aug-1871 in: MorrisCo, KS 1 Died: 30-Nov-1967 in: Hutchinson, KS Spouse: Chester PARSONS Married: 30-Jun-1889 in: M Child 4 Johan Martin SWARTZ Born: 1873 in: KS 1 Died: in: M Child 5 Martin J. SWARTZ age: 76 Born: 24-May-1873 in: Dwight, Morris County, KS Died: 25-Sep-1949 in: Alta Vista,WabaunseeCo,KS Spouse: Mary CASTLEBERRY Married: 14-Jul-1898 in: MorrisCo, KS M Child 6 Samuel SWARTZ Born: in: Died: in: M Child 7 Jacob SWARTZ Born: in: Died: in: M Child 8 Maggie SWARTZ Born: in: Died: in: F Child 9 Susie SWARTZ Born: in: Died: in: 1 1880 Federal Census of Ohio Township, Morris County, Kansas Enumeration made 7th and 8th, June 1880. page 7.