Wesley Harnsberger [father-in-law of Thomas Thompson] died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John McCaig, March 11, 1896 [Ashland, Nebraska]. He was born in Warren county, Ohio, Jan. 31, 1808; was married in 1836 to Jane Alley. There were eight children born to them, six of whom are now living: Mrs. Maine and Mrs. Reddish living in Iowa, Mrs. Thompson in Colo., J. H. in Arkansas, Mrs. McCaig and W. A. in Ashland.
He in early life became a member of the M. E. Church and lived and died a consitant Christian. He came to Nebraska in 1866 and was one of the first settlers on the prairies of western Cass Co. It was his request that Rev. C. P. Hackney conduct the funeral services at the house and that the Rev. Isaac Stone offer a prayer at the grave. This was done and he was laid by the side of two of his grandchildren in the cemetery ten miles south of Ashland near his old home.
[His body was later moved to the Elmwood, Nebr. cemetery.]