Simon Peter WEMPLE[1]

Male 1828 - 1886  (57 years)


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  • Name Simon Peter WEMPLE 
    Born 04 Jul 1828  Schuyler, Herkimer County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 May 1886  Greaterville, AZ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 14 Feb 1887  Topeka Cemetery, Topeka, Shawnee Co., Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2406  Wemple Family Ancestry
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2017 

    Father Henry Benjamin WEMPLE,   b. 07 Jul 1805, Schuyler, Herkimer County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1886, Parkersburg, Butler County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Catherine AUYER,   b. 27 Aug 1812, Schuyler, Herkimer County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1896, Parkersburg, Butler County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 01 Jan 1828 
    Family ID F650  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Nancy Amilia ROSS,   b. 29 Oct 1832, Sullivan County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1918, Kansas City, KS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 30 Jun 1855  Janesville, WI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Tophena WEMPLE,   b. 03 Apr 1856, Lawrence, KS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Dec 1856, Topeka, KS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. Florence WEMPLE,   b. 17 Jan 1858, Topeka, KS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1862, Lawrence, KS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 4 years)
     3. Lela WEMPLE,   b. 07 Feb 1861, Lawrence, KS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 1862, Lawrence, KS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     4. Mabel WEMPLE,   b. 16 Jan 1863, Lawrence, KS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1945, Park View Hospital, Manhatten, KS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     5. Ross WEMPLE,   b. 24 May 1866, Dover, Shawnee Co., Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1906, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
     6. Flint Lee WEMPLE,   b. 06 Apr 1870, Springfield, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1945, Long Island, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F994  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • In 1855, Nancy Ross (Simon's future wife) removed with her family from Ohio to Janesville, Wisconsin. After Simon married Nancy, in 1855, he removed with his bride from Janesville, Wisconsin to Lawrence, Kansas in a prairie schooner. In 1868 he removed from Kansas to Florida and started an orange and sugar plantation, but a killing frost drove him out of business. Whereupon he left Florida and became involved in mining prosperities in Arizona, where he was killed by a band of Geronimo's Apache Indians, probably at one of his mining claims.

      Later his wife, Nancy, narrowly escaped death in the famous Quantrell raid on Lawrence, Kansas, as she had gone out of town when the raiders struck. However, her home and its contents were burned. She was the founder of the James Ross Chapter of the D.A.R. in Kansas City, Kansas and her brother, Edmund G. Ross, was a U.S. Senator from Kansas who cast the deciding vote against the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson. GJW


      The following is from an unpublished manuscript sent to the compiler on September 28, 2000 by Michael Lee Wemple of Bay City, MI. and written by William Barent Wemple, compiler of the first part if this genealogy from 1885-1913.

      He was born July 4, 1828; married Nancy Amelis Ross, June 30, 1855; never served in the regular army but was on officer in the Kansas Militia during the early settlement of the State, also throughout the war of Rebellion. Was a first lieutenant of company E Kansas Guards, also Captain of another company and later was lieutenant-colonel. Was killed by the Apache Indians near Greaterville, Arizona, May28, 1886; his widow lives with her daughter, Mabel, in Kansas City, Kansas and is a sister of Senator Ross.

      The following was sent to the compiler on January 6, 2003 by Mary Lynn McManus Toluchanian, Sierra Madre, CA:

      SIMON (aka/SAMUEL) PETER WEMPLE born 04 July 1828, Schuyler, Herkimer Co., NY died 25 May 1886, near Greaterville, Pima Co., Arizona [removed 14 February 1887 to Topeka Cemetery, Topeka, Shawnee Co., Kansas, where he is buried with his wife, Nancy Amelia (Ross) Wemple and three youngest daughters [Source: Topeka Cemetery].

      Simon/Samuel's headstone reads Simon Peter Wemple 1830-1886. The obituary of Simon (aka/Samuel) Peter Wemple appears in The Lawrence Daily Journal (Lawrence, Kansas), issue of 28 May 1886, page 1:

      Special to the Journal,
      CRITTENDEN, Ariz., May 27.--S. S. Wemple, a relative of Ross Wemple, of the State University, was killed by Indians near Graterville, Arizona, today. [The date is different than that given in Nancy's obituary (May 25).]

      This information regarding Simon Peter Wemple's name was also sent to the compiler on January 6, 2003 by Mary Lynn McManus Toluchanian, Sierra Madre, CA:

      The land records alternately record S. P. Wemple's first name as Simon or Samuel and place his brother-in-law, William Wallace Ross, in Volusia County, Florida, November 3, 1869, when William sells land in Greene County, Missouri (Book U, p. 161), to Simon P. Wemple of Greene County, Missouri.


  • Sources 
    1. E-mail to David Wemple from Mary Lynn McManus Toluchanian dated 1/6/2003.


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