Obit: Kayhart, Hiram (1841 - 1924)

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----Source: DORCHESTER/ABBOTSFORD CLARION (Abbotsford, Clark Co., WI) 07/04/1924

Kayhart, Hiram (26 APR 1841 - 1 Jul 1924)

The eternal roll call has sounded again for another Civil War Veteran, this time Hiram Kayhart of this village (Dorchester, Clark County, Wis.) answered the call and has passed on to be with the vast company gone before.

Mr. Kayhart has not been well for about a year, but has been seriously ill only about two weeks, passing away Tuesday morning, July 1st, 1924. The funeral services were held yesterday afternoon in the Little White Church, Rev. Marks officiating, and the remains were laid to rest in the cemetery south of town, Messrs. Fred and Dick Mead, A. Sorenson, H. Marquardt, G. A. Bobbe and O. Manas acting as pallbearers.

Hiram Kayhart was born at Boonton, N.J., April 26, 1841, and was 83 years, 2 months and 5 days at time of death.

He was united in marriage to Harriet Mendel at Chilton, Wis., Sept. 1, 1864. Six children were born to them, two deceased, four living, one son, Wilbur Kayhart and three daughters, Mrs. Froland of this village, Mrs. Harper of Greenwood, and Mrs. Collier of Bruce.

In 1871 the Kayharts came to Dorchester country and settled on the farm that Wilbur now has. Nineteen years ago they purchased the Bursell property and Mr. and Mrs. Kayhart moved into the village, their work well done as pioneers of the community for they had done their share in making this the beautiful farming country we behold.

After Mrs. Kayhart's death, his daughter, Mrs. Froland and husband, saw to the father's comfort until he slipped away to join her whom he loved and missed.

We must not forget that though we prize Mr. Kayhart as a pioneer of Dorchester country, that he also belonged to that company of grand old men who fought to preserve our nation's unity and are deserving of our best love.

He enlisted Oct. 2, 1861, in 7th N.J. Infantry and was with the Army of the Potomac under Gen. Hooker. On June 13, 1862, he was discharged on account of illness, but on Sept. 1, 1864 re-enlisted with Co. D. 16th Wis. Infantry and joined Sherman in his famous march to the sea and was mustered out June 2, 1865, after taking part in the Grand Review at Washington.



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