The kneeling figure of Ellis folklore who stumped the curious
— and became a legend in his own time —Though little is known of John's life prior to his arrival in Ellis during the 1870's, it is known that he worked as an Army muleskinner and also spent some time working on the Mississippi. In Ellis, John supported himself working as a stonemason until old age forced him to retire. Even though great speculation of why he prayed existed then and today, John never revealed the true reasons. Despite this, he always spoke freely of other subjects to those he knew.
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|Placed By||Benedict Leonard Schoenberger|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 11:04pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||14S E 451453 N 4310049|
|Decimal Degrees||38.93803333, -99.56015000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 56.282', W 99° 33.609'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 56' 16.92" N, 99° 33' 36.54" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 923-937 Washington St, Ellis KS 67637, US|
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