Saturday, November 21, 2020

The Sherman Plot

Bird D. "B.D." Sherman was born in Ohio in 1855. For a time, he apparently lived in Michigan and moved to Kansas sometime in the late 1800s settling in Hope, Kansas and then outside Solomon, Kansas. He and his family then moved to Topeka. He died of gall bladder complications in 1923 at the age of 68.

Henrietta Fisher Sherman was born in Monroe, Michigan in 1857. She married Bird at the age of 19 and they had 6 children. She died at the home of her daughter Elvira in North Topeka at the age of 86.

Lerue Sherman was born November 28, 1888 and died on his family's farm north of Solomon of rabies after being mauled by a dog while his family was visiting in Michigan. Lerue was originally interred in Prairie Mound Cemetery near Solomon but was moved to Mount Hope Cemetery in 1936. B.D. took the matter of the dog into his own hands.

Mount Hope Cemetery, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas