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Peter H. Zickefoose, farmer, four and a half miles northeast of Rossville, on Section 1; owns 480 acres, 125 acres under cultivation. Came to Kansas in December, 1869, from West Virginia, first locating one mile east of Topeka a short time and moved seven miles west, remained one year and moved one mile west of Silver Lake, remaining five years; then moved two miles north of Rossville, remained four years and moved to his present farm in August, 1880. Was born W. Va., February 26, 1831. Remained in native county until the spring of 1847, following farming with his father, then moved to Richey County and remained until coming to Kansas. Was a member of the State Militia and had some trouble with the Confederates during the war on account of his loyal sentiments. Was Deputy Sheriff of Richey County during the war, and as the sheriff would not ride in the south part of the county, he performed that perilous duty and had frequent encounters with the Rebs; owned a very fleet mare and being acquainted with every foot of the ground and the mountain path, always managed to elude his pursuers. When Hammond and Jones' Confederate Command made their raids in the spring of 1863, Mr. Z. saved two of his father's horses by putting them in a smokehouse. Was married in September, 1855, in Greene County, Pa., to Miss Mary Hammer, a native of E. Va.; they have seven children living - Francis M., Samuel P., Pheba S., William H., Samson E. W., Otho R. and Sarah Etta - Asbury J. died near Rossville, February, 1879, aged seventeen years. Mr. Z. is a member of the United Brethren Church; is a Republican and his father was a Democrat, but now votes the Republican ticket.
[Source: William G. Cutler's "History of the State of Kansas", Shawnee County, Part 46, Biographical Sketches (Ross-Zickefoose).]

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