The Life of Asa H. Gregg

Asa Gregg Dead.

 Asa H. Gregg was born in Uniontown, Ohio, October 22nd, 1832, and died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ella Gilmore, at Bridgeport, Oklahoma, on February 25th, 1914. The funeral services were held at the residence of Judge John T. Little on East Park street, in Olathe last Saturday, Rev. C. B. Zook, of the M. E. Church officiating.

 Mr. Gregg was an early settler in Johnson county, coming here with his father and mother in 1857 and settled on a farm northeast of Olathe now known as the Alferman farm. The father and mother of Mr. Gregg later moved to Olathe and resided on Santa Fe street. Mr. Gregg later moved to the southeastern part of Johnson county where he purchased a farm which he owned at the time of his death.

 Twelve years ago he went to Oklahoma and has lived with his daughters, Mrs. Gilmore and Mrs. Gregory at Bridgeport, Oklahoma, and Mrs. Wehe, at Topeka since said time, but he has always claimed Johnson county as his home.

Mr. Gregg was married to Katherine Milhoan in Johnson county in 1851 and his wife died many years ago. He left four surviving children, Mrs. Ella Gilmore and Mrs. An na Gregory of Bridgeport, Oklahoma, Mrs. Ada Wehe of Topeka, Kansas, and Oliver Gregg of Freewater, Oregon. Mr. Gregg has many relatives in Johnson county among them being John T. Little, C. B. Little, J. H. Milhoan, Harry Case, Mrs. William H. Lemon.

Asa Gregg was a true pioneer in Kansas. He came here when government land was open to pre-emption and has lived to see this great country develop from a raw prairie. He was a man loved by his friends and will be greatly missed by the older citizens of the county. He had a kind heart and loving spirit and to the class of pioneers that he belonged to this generation owes a debt of gratitude. The early pioneers in Kansas were a hardy set of men who made it possible for the present generation to enjoy the beauties and comforts of today and to this class Mr. Gregg belonged. He was laid to rest by the side of his wife in Olathe cemetery.

The Olathe Independent
March 4, 1914
Page 5, Col 2-3

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