Logan County Colorado Pioneers
Thomas C. and Nellie R. (Bonwell) Lamphere, 9 North 50 West
Nebraska history -
WILLIAM BENTON LANPHERE is a native of Young America, Warren county, Illinois; was born October lo, 1847. He is of French-English-German ancestry. During minority he worked at farming on the old homestead.
At the age of sixteen he enlisted in Company G, Eighty-ninth Regiment of Illinois Volunteers, and served with the fourth army corps until the close of the war, when he was mustered out with his regiment, December 8, 1865, near San Antonio, Texas. On the 27th of May, 1864, he was taken prisoner at Dallas, near Atlanta, Georgia, but made his escape on his way to Andersonville after marching about fifty miles under the confederate guard. He was two weeks in working his way back to the Union lines — being fed and assisted in his escape by the slaves — the bone and sinew of the rebel hierarchy. Some five months previous to his capture he was wounded at Resaca, Georgia, from which he had not fully recovered, although returned to duty. On his return to Illinois he attended the Monmouth College for about one year and after a years' experience in teaching he turned his face to Nebraska and settled in Schuyler, Colfax county, April 26, 1869. He served one year as justice of the peace and about one and a half years as Deputy United States Marshal, during which time he took the census of over two-thirds of the territory of the state. He was admitted to the bar December 26, 1871, by Judge Lake at the session of the District Court in Omaha.
[W.B. Lanphere was appointed in June 1870 to take the census in Colfax and Stanton Counties. That was one of the twenty districts in Nebraska
On the 29th day of September, 1870, he was married to Miss Jennie Wear, of Fremont, but a native of Montreal, Canada. Jennie is an amiable companion with literary inclinations and will make a worthy companion for an aspiring young lawyer.
[the Western States Marriage Index has Webster Benton Lanphere marrying Elizabeth J. Wier in Laramie, Wyoming in 1870.]
In 1876, W. B. Lanphere is a lawyer in Denver, rooming at 106 15th.
James E. Lanphere is a grainer for Alvin McCune, living at 11th and Capital.
William B. Lamphere was admitted to the bar in 1878 Arapahoe County (Denver was the county seat at that time.)
In 1879 Webster B. Lanphere is an attorney in Denver, office at Larimer and 15th, living on 1th, between 3rd and Fairview. W.N. Langhere is a lawyer, boarding at 296 Holladay.
In 1888 Columbus, Nebraska, Maud "Lanpher" is a student in Mrs. Brindley's room
1890 Omaha "Miss Alita Lanphere of Chicago is the guest of Miss Dewey."