The KAYE Files
KAYE, John William, clergyman and author, was born in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England, Jan. 9, 1846;
son of Thomas and Lucy (Cully) Kaye.
He immigrated to the United States with his parents in 1852, and settled in Philadelphia, Pa. He entered
the Pennsylvania militia as a private at the age of seventeen and served through the emergency call of
June and July, 1863. He also served as a private in the 3d Pennsylvania volunteers, heavy artillery,
1864-65; rose to the rank of 2d lieutenant in June, 1865, and was honorably mustered out of the service,
Nov. 9, 1865.
KAYE, J. I., farmer; Sec. 5; P. O. Riverside; was born in Yorkshire, England, in 1818, and there grew to manhood, following the trade of mechanic; in 1849 he came to the United States, settling first in Philadelphia; followed his trade there until 1855, when he settled on his present homestead, following farming; he is the owner of 131 acres of as good land as can be found in the township, all under good cultivation; he has been twice married; first in England, in 1840, to Miss Nancy Drausfield [note -- this is a misspelling; name is actually "Dransfield"]; by this union they had four children, one of whom, Eliza (now Mrs. Switzer, of Jewell county, Kansas), is now living; Sarah, Emma, and Samuel I., are deceased; his wife died in 1850 and he was married a second time December 25, 1853, to Anna L. Kling; she is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and was born in 1828; they have seven children: Sarah G. (now Mrs. Ridabaugh), Charles A., Jessie [also misspelled; should be "Jesse"] W., George D., James F., William W., Percy L; have lost four: Joseph G. [should be "S."], Ruth M., Mary E., and an infant; two years ago he visited England after an absence of twenty-nine years; Mr. and Mrs. Kaye are members of the New Church.
from "The History of Washington County, Iowa, Containing A History of the County, Its Cities, Towns, &c.," pages 695-696, published
in 1880 by the Union Historical Company of Des Moines, Iowa. This volume is in "protective custody" at the Washington County Public
Library, Washington, Iowa.