April 30, 1889 -- Declaration for Invalid Army Pension, Johnson County, Kansas. Nimrod C. Van Bebber, age 46 years; thus, born about 1843, appeared before W. T. Pugh, Clerk of the District Court, and gave his Declaration for Invalid Army Pension. After being duly sworn according to law, Nimrod stated that he was the identical Nimrod C. Van Bebber who was enrolled in the Service of the United States on the 5th day of February 1862, as a private in Company D, 6th Regiment, Missouri Volunteer Calvary, commanded by Samuel E. Turner; that he was Honorable Discharged at Springfield, Missouri, on March 21, 1865. His personal description at enlistment was -- age 22 years, height 5'8", fair complexion, hazel eyes, auburn hair.
At a place called Sedalia, Missouri, in May 1862, he contracted measles with resulting disease of eyes from being exposed to contagion of same. At Sedalia, Missouri, summer 1862, he contracted typhoid fever with resulting disease of spine from exposure incident to army life. Also, summer 1862 at Sedalia, he contracted chronic diarrhea from debility, bad water and badly cooked food. He was in the hospital at Sedalia in May, June, July and August 1862.
He then stated that he had not been employed by the Military or Naval Service of the United States other that that stated. His post office was Shawnee, Johnson County, Kansas.
He signed his Declaration "Nimrod C. Van Bebber".
It was witnessed by Stephen H. Morton of Shawnee, Kansas, and J. P. Allen of Oletha, Kansas.
May 31, 1889 -- Original Invalid Claim #495, 650 in the case of Nimrod C. Van Bebber.
Rate $6.00 a month to commence May 31, 1890.
Claim approved for chronic diarrhea, disease of eyes and spine.