* NOTE -- The year of his marriage to Eunice Wheeler in the article differs from the year in the next article.
Kellogg M. Burnham was born in the town of Berlin, Erie county, Ohio, February 1, 1930, and passed to that higher life at his home in Lowell, Ind., March 20, 1905, at the age of 75 years, 1 month and 19 days. He and his brother Zenos C. came to Lake county in 1854, settleing in West Creek township, in which township he continued to reside until he moved to Lowell nearly 25 years ago. January 1, 1857, he was united in marriage to Eunice A. Wheeler. To this union two children were born; Charles, born December 8, 1857, and died September 8, 1858; Harry M. born May 16, 1865, died September 27, 1897.
February 12, 1881, he was called upon to part with the wife of his youth in death. His second marriage occurred at Lake Helen, Florida, April 17, 1901, and was with Mrs. Ann E. (Chain) Reed, who departed this life at her home in Lowell July 2, 1903. She was taken sick in Florida, where she and Mr. Burnham went to spend the winter of 1902-03, and after months of lingering near death's door, was brought home, but passed away in about six hours after her arrival. Both of Mr. Burnham's wives were noble women.
When his country's flag was attacked he hearkened unto the call for assistance and enlisted in Co. A 99th Ind. Inf. and was mustered in as 1st Lieutenant of that company August 15, 1862. February 12, 1863, he was promoted to captain of his company and resigned February 29, 1864, having served over 2½ years. Captain Burnham was one of our most substantial and honored citizens, being honorable and upright in all his dealings with his fellow man. In religious matters he was a firm believer in Modern Spiritualism, and passed away in the full belief that he would immediately rejoin his beloved family which had gone on before.
His funeral, which was very largely attended, occurred from his late home at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 23d. Mrs. Mae Elmo, of Chicago, gave a fine lecture, and beautiful music was furnished by [NOTE: The article ends here.]
Go to Kellogg M. Burnham, "Pioneer History Index," for further information.
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