Kansas History and Heritage Project-Anderson County Biographies

Anderson County Biographies
"Portrait and Biographical Record of Southeastern Kansas"
Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, 1894

NELSON ELLIOTT. This gentleman is numbered among the successful agriculturists and prominent stock-raisers of Putnam Township, Anderson County, Kan., having by dint of energy and prudent management become the possessor of five hundred acres of fine farm land, for which this county is noted. Mr. Elliott has lived here but a short time, having come here in 1890, but he has become well known throughout the entire community for his prosperity as a farmer. He resides on section 31, where he has a comfortable and commodious home, in which have been made all the improvements of modern times.

The father of our subject, whose Christian name was Aaron, and the mother, whose maiden name was Jane Rapold, were both natives of Ross County, Ohio, and were the parents of three children: Levi, Austin and Nelson. The father died August 4, 1888. Our subject grew to man's estate in his native county, Ross, where he was born February 27, 1852. He spent the greater part of his time on the farm, for his father was a farmer and blacksmith by trade, and after he reached his sixteenth year, worked out by the month. In 1877, became to this county and started in life for himself, following his chosen vocation, that of a farmer.

The pleasant wedded life of our subject and his wife began April 11, 1882. Mrs. Elliott is the daughter of Jacob and Lydia (Kauffman) Eichholtz, and bears the given name of Ida. Jacob Eichholtz was born in Champaign County, Ohio, as was also his wife. They came to Anderson County early in the '70s and settled in Reeder Township. After a time they removed to Putnam t and ultimately to Westphalia Township, where they have since lived. The following children were born to them: Ida M., John, Joseph, William, Ora, Henry and Charles. The worthy wife of our subject was born in Champaign County, Ohio, January 14, 1864.

Mr. Elliott first settled in Reeder Township, where he resided until 1890, and then removed to Putnam Township in October of the same year, locating on the land that has since been his home. The union of Mr. and Mrs. Elliott has resulted in the birth of these children: Minnie, William, Charles and Maud. Our subject has always been a farmer and an extensive stock-raiser and so finds little time to devote to public affairs. However he is ever ready to help in all good causes and to do what he can toward the upbuilding of this community. He and his wife both possess genial, sunny temperaments, know how to enjoy life, and are social favorites, extending the hand of hospitality to any who may call at their comfortable home.

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