John Laymon was born July 4th, 1838, in Mathomany county[?? no such county], Indiana, and died at the home of his daughter near Hardy, Nebr., May 19, 1922, at the age of 83 years, 10 months and 14 days. In early boyhood he moved with his parents in Grundy county, Illinois, and was married to Eliza Elmstead [sic] in 1862. To this union were born seven children, two having preceded him, Ida A. Weir and Martha Jane. A wife and five children remain to mourn his death: T.S. Laymon, Verona, Nebr.; G.W. Laymon, Republic, Kansas; Clara B. Pecht, Hardy; H.H. and F.E. Laymon, Sheridan, Wyo. One sister, a brother, thirteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He enlisted in the civil war in Co. A 31st Ills. Infantry and was mustered out at the close of the war. He move to Republic county, Kansas, in 1878, and later to Hardy, where he resided until the time of his death.
The Superior Express, Thursday, June 1, 1922; Hardy Happenings from The Herald
John J. Layman
Death has again entered our midst, and has taken another one of our dear old soldiers, who fought in the Civil War for our freedom. It is so true that Death loves a shining mark, and this time he laid his icy finger mark upon Uncle John Layman, as he was called by his friends and old comrades. Thus another home is broken and an aged companion left to mourn the loss of one who for sixty-one years has toild and labored by her side to make their home a resting place, that they might enjoy in their last days.
John J. Layman was born July 4, 1831, and died May 19, 1922. He is survived by his aged companion, Eliza Layman, one daughter, Mrs. Clara Pecht, of Hardy, Nebr. four sons, Tilson Layman, of Verona, Neb., Geo. W. Layman, of Republic, Kans., Herbert and Frank Layman of Sheridan, Wyo., fourteen grandchildren, three great grandchildren, two daughters, Ida Weir and Martha Layman, having departed this life before their father - Republic City News
Name is spelled Layman throughout article, instead of Laymon
June 1, 1922
He enlisted in the civil war in Co. A 31st Ills. Infantry and was mustered out at the close of the war.