William and Bettie (Kaer) Bishop Family
William Bishop, tailor, P.O. Miami. The subject of this sketch was born in
Mercer county, Kentucky, May 16, 1830, and raised and educated at the county
seat. He learned the tailor's trade there, commencing in 1848. In 1853 he
left there and traveled considerably over the west and southwest. In 1858 he
came to Saline county, and settled in Miami, which has since been his home.
In December 1859 he was married to Miss Bettie Kaer, and to them were born
six children: Rosa, Willie, March B., Daisy and Joseph W., all living, and
one daughter dead. In the spring of 1861 he entered the first company of
state guards raised in Saline, and was out one year. He was wounded in the
thigh at Wilson's Creek. Re-enlisted in 1862, but was discharged October
1862, on account of failing health. He is doing well but talks of changing
his business for that of livery.