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       Richard Montgomery (Mont) Pilcher
                              1832 - 1894 
Richard was born in 1832 in Springfield, IL., the son of Ezekiel and Louisa (Ballard) Pilcher.  He was 5 ft. 11 inches tall and had dark hair, a dark complexion and hazel eyes. From Civil War letters home, we know that he went by "Mont" his entire life....Larry Hoge was so convinced that Mont was his real name that he listed it as "Montague" on Emma (Pilcher) Hoge's death certificate.  He married Martha Elizabeth (Lizzie) Callhappy in St. Louis, MO in 1863.  A year later he enlisted as a private in the Missouri 40th Volunteers,  where he fought with the Union Army.  He was
discharged from the Army in August 1865 when he returned to St. Louis and to  his family.  Like his father Ezekiel, twin brother Joseph Warren, brothers Alexander and Edward, and brother-in-law Thomas Moore, Richard was a carpenter.  He worked in the family business until his death in January 1894.  He is buried along with his mother Louisa and brothers Edward and Alexander at St. Peters Cemetery in St. Louis.


 Martha Elizabeth (Lizzie) Callhappy -
 Pilcher    1841 - 1916 

Lizzie was born on July 1st,1841 in Ohio, probably close to Cincinnati. Her parents were born in Germany and immigrated to this country before Lizzie was born.  Sometime between 1845 - 1863, she and her family moved to St. Louis, where she met and married Richard Pilcher on April 20th, 1863.  The couple went on to have seven children between 1864 -1883: Francis (Frank) in 1864, Richard M. in 1866, Emma Louise in 1869, Alexander in 1871, Harry in 1876, Marietta (Etta) in 1880, and Eugene in 1883.  Richard died at about 10 years old, and Alexander died in his 20s.  The remaining five children lived with their mother Lizzie until she died on Nov. 7th,1926.  She is buried at Valhalla Cemetery in St. Louis.



Emma Louise Pilcher - Hoge (1869 - 1962)
Emma was born in St. Louis in 1869, the third of seven children of Richard and Lizzie (Callhappy) Pilcher.  She worked as a seamstress until she met and married Albert J. Hoge in St. Louis in 1895.  The couple had two children: a daughter named Helen in 1896 who died at age three, and a son named Lawrence Kennett Hoge in 1903.  She lived with her mother, even after she married Albert, until Lizzie died.  Her marriage ended in divorce around 1910.  After her mother's death, she lived alone with her son Larry until he married Ellen Behan in 1930.  Larry and Ellen moved in with her and they all lived together in St. Louis until after the end of WWII when she moved with Larry and Ellen to Conception, Nodaway County, MO.   She lived alone in her own home in Conception where Larry checked in on her everyday until her death on February 9th, 1962.


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