Person:Silas Hall (2)

Watchers
Silas Hall
d.21 MAR 1877
m. 1817
  1. Samuel HallAFT 1817 -
  2. Sarah HallAFT 1817 -
  3. Silas Hall1818 - 1877
m. 02 MAR 1841
  1. Samuel HallAbt 1848 -
  2. Theodore Hall - 1892
  3. Willard Hall
  4. William Hall
  5. John HallAbt 1850 -
  6. Louis Hall
  7. Louisa J Hall1850 - 1910
  8. Herman G. Hall1852 - 1930
  9. Silas Augustus Hall1854 - 1940
  10. Frank G. Hall1857 - 1937
  11. Elijah Jacob Hall1862 - 1913
Facts and Events
Name[1] Silas Hall
Gender Male
Birth[2] 29 JUL 1818 Allemann farm, Gasconade County, Missouri
Marriage 02 MAR 1841 to Charlotte Torrington Kattelmann
Death[3] 21 MAR 1877
Burial[4] 23 MAR 1877 1 mile west of Berger, high on a bluff overlooking the Missouri River on the Norbert Horstmann farm., Berger, Franklin County, Missouri
Reference Number? 134.2?
Other[5][8] Milit-Serv
Occupation[6] Franklin County, Missouri"Silas Hall was assessor of Franklin County just prior to and during the early part of the Civil War. He resigned his post as assessor so that he might be free to take up the cause of the Union Forces. His record in the Union Army was a meritorious one."

A story is told which well relates the trend of this man's mind. One day while plowing his land in the First Creek Valley the going was hard. Stumps and rocks were impeding his plowing at every turn. Finally, disgusted, he tied his team and went to the house to talk the matter over at length with his wife. They decided that farming was not the calling for Silas Hall. Books, teaching and office work were his real interests and on this day they resolved to quit the soil as a means of livelyhood. This resolve they kept.

Silas Hall died March 21, 1877 at eleven a.m. and was buried with Masonic Honors on March 23, 1877, in the new Roark Cemetery which was located on top of a high bluff overlooking the valley of the Missouri River(this bluff lies just east of where the Little Berger enters the Missouri River bottom). Silas Hall was of the third generation. He was born July 29, 1818, on what is now known as the Allemann farm. On March 2, 1841, he was married to Charlotta Kattleman. Charlotta Kattleman was one of the first German settlers in the new country, having come to Hermann in 1837 with the Philadelphia Settlement Society. Her home previous to this time had been at Pittsburg, Pa. Some of the Kattlemans still live hereabouts. Silas Hall was assessor of Franklin County just prior to and during the early part of the Civil War. He resigned his post as assessor so that he might be free to take up the cause of the Union Forces. His record in the Union Army was a meritorious one. The children of Silas Hall and wife were Louis, William, Samuel, John, Herman, Silas, Willard, Frank, Jacob, Theodore and a daughter Louise. In the year 1926, three of these were still living. They were Herman G. Hall, Stanbury, Mo., and Frank and Silas Hall at Berger. This group comprises the fourth generation. Silas Hall taught school for many years and held public office on several occasions. He was a literate man and well read on many subjects."

References
  1. Probably New Haven Leader but also Town of Berger Anniversary Publication: Descendant of Family Who Settled In Area In 1801 Still lives In Berger, Location: New Haven, Franklin County, Missouri, Page. (unknown date).
  2. Probably New Haven Leader but also Town of Berger Anniversary Publication: Descendant of Family Who Settled In Area In 1801 Still lives In Berger, Location: New Haven, Franklin County, Missouri, Page. (unknown date).
  3. Probably New Haven Leader but also Town of Berger Anniversary Publication: Descendant of Family Who Settled In Area In 1801 Still lives In Berger, Location: New Haven, Franklin County, Missouri, Page. (unknown date).
  4. Probably New Haven Leader but also Town of Berger Anniversary Publication: Descendant of Family Who Settled In Area In 1801 Still lives In Berger, Location: New Haven, Franklin County, Missouri, Page. (unknown date).
  5. Probably New Haven Leader but also Town of Berger Anniversary Publication: Descendant of Family Who Settled In Area In 1801 Still lives In Berger, Location: New Haven, Franklin County, Missouri, Page. (unknown date).
  6. Probably New Haven Leader but also Town of Berger Anniversary Publication: Descendant of Family Who Settled In Area In 1801 Still lives In Berger, Location: New Haven, Franklin County, Missouri, Page. (unknown date).
  7.   Probably New Haven Leader but also Town of Berger Anniversary Publication: Descendant of Family Who Settled In Area In 1801 Still lives In Berger, Location: New Haven, Franklin County, Missouri, Page. (unknown date).
  8. "His record in the Union Army was a meritorious one."