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William Wax

William Wax, P. O. Rossville. Owns 150 acres on the farm of John Parr, three miles southwest of Rossville. Has twenty-six acres of small grain, balance corn. Came to Kansas in August, 1878, first locating two miles west of where he now is, from Mason County, Ill.

He was born in Juniata County, Pa., July 8, 1849. Moved to Illinois when quite small; stayed but a short time and went to Perry County, Pa., where he remained until he was fifteen years old, when he enlisted in the Seventy-ninth Pennsylvania Volunteers, 79th Regiment, and soon went into the Third Regular Cavalry. He was in New Mexico, Colorado, Texas and other western territories. Was mustered out June 24, 1868, at Fort Sumner, N. M.

Returned to Pennsylvania, then came to Illinois and to Kansas. He was married February 3, 1880, at Topeka, to Miss Zelmina Heolot. They have two children -Joseph V. and Maud A. Mr. Wax has always been identified with the Republican party.

Source: History of the State of Kansas; William G. Cutler; A.T. Andreas, Chicago, IL; 1883

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