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Source: P&B Warren County, IL, published by the Chapman Brothers 1889
Oscar N Kellogg, a gentleman who has met with more than ordinary success in
life, a good farmer and respected citizen of Warren County, residing on section
11, Cold Brook Township, was born in Steuben Co., NY., January 04, 1846. Josiah
Kellogg, father of the gentleman whose name heads this biographical notice,
followed the trade of a harness maker until 1851, when he came West, and located
in Kelly Township. He continued to reside there, following the vocation of a
farmer, until the call was made by the President Lincoln for soldiers to defend
the cause of the union, when he enlisted, September 02, 1862, as First Corporal
in the 102nd Ill Vol. Inf., Co. B, under Capt Elisha C. Atchison. The regiment
in which his company belonged was assigned to the Army of the Cumberland, and
Mr. Kellogg participated in all the battles in which it was engaged until March
13, 1863, when he was promoted to Third Sergeant. He held that rank until the
battle of Resaca, when he received a shot from the enemy that caused his death.
Oscar N. Kellogg, whose life history we write, was but six years of age when his
parents came to this county and located in Kelly Township. After the death of
his father, he resided with his mother on the old homestead, where he was
engaged in its cultivation and improvement. October 31, 1871 he was united in
marriage with Miss Margaret, the accomplished daughter of Alex and Martha
(Richey) (really spelled Richey) Armstrong, natives of the North of Ireland and
of Scotch-Irish descent. her parents were married in their native country and
resided in Fermanagh County, where eight children were born to them. Mrs.
Kellogg, wife of the subject of this notice, was next to the youngest in order
of bathe of her parents' family and was born in Fermanagh County, Ireland, July
02, 1849. Her parents emigrated to the United States and settled in Kelly
Township, this county, where her father died, in May 1876, aged 70 years. Her
mother survives and is residing with her oldest son, James, Kelly Township, aged
After the Marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Kellogg, they located on the old homestead
belonging to the father of Mrs. K., on section 28, Kelly Township. Mr. Kellogg
subsequently sold his possessions in Kelly Township, and in February, 1884,
purchased 120 acres of good farm land in Cold Brook Township, the same being the
farm on which they at present reside. It is under an advanced state of
cultivation and presents an appearance indicative of the push and energy of its
proprietor. Mr. and Mrs. Kellogg are both members of the Methodist Episcopal
Church, of which denomination Mr. K. is Steward and also Sunday-school
Superintendent. In Politics he always casts his vote with the Republican party.
He has held the office of Road Commissioner for six years and School Trustee for the same length of time. Of the union of Mr. and Mrs.
Kellogg, two children have been born---Bertha, December 17, 1873, and Estella,
January 24, 1877,
Foxie's Note: Bertha married Myron Hodges.
Bertha and Myron are buried in the Hope Cemetery, Kelly Twp., Warren county, IL.
Bertha K. wife
of Oscar & Mary Jane Terpening Armstrong
Estella married Charles Wright.
They spent most of their time in Janesville, Wis. It is reported in the
1972 Terpening/Armstrrong Hisrory Records by Ailene Terpening that Estella &
Charles Wright are buried in the Hope Cemetery, Kelly Twp., Warren Co., IL.
But I can't find them there.
***1972 Terpening Armstrong Records reveals the information on Oscar's father of
being in the Civil War which is written above plus During this time, his wife
maintained the home northwest of Tylerville (where Daniel Adcock later lived)
and looked after their four children. An epidemic of diphtheria caused the death
of three of the Kellogg children. The mother was without help during their
sickness and death because of the great fear of the disease. The three children
are buried about a mile northeast of Tylerville, ===the gravestones desecrated
and removed due to vandalism.