You best order his CW pension file.Something is amiss.
John filed for his pension in 18?? from Colorado.His bro James [J A] resided in Lake Co from 1880.The filing yrs are smudged on both, but it looks like his mom Lucinda M DOFFLEMEYER filed for his pension 1884? 89?.But yet they have John's d/date listed as 4-23-1917.His mom couldn't file for his pension unless he was dec'd, and by 1885 MOLLIE had m J G SMITH, so she wouldn't be eligible to file.And, are you sure there was a marriage between Mollie/Nellie and John?
Lucinda left a will in Sedgwick Co...Bk 27, pg 21
Found his parents.... 12-1-1842 Noah DOFFLEMYER m Lucinda PETERS, Van Buren Co IA Looks like Noah had gold fever for a few yrs, as he is in El Dorado CA 1850.
John P is not at home 1875/1880 KS census.
DOFFLEMYRE, F. M. [Francis/Frank M]
F. M. Dofflemyre, farmer, Section 14, P. O. Wichita, was born in Van Buren County, Iowa, in 1843, is a son of Noah and Lucinda Peters Dofflemyre; was married in 1872 to Miss Nancy J. Stodghill, daughter of Christopher and Rachael Swope Stodghill; has three children - Bertie, Charles and Ida Dofflemyre. Came to Kansas in 1874, located in Union Township, Sedgwick County in 1876, located on the farm where he now resides, owns 159 acres of land and is engaged in farming and stock raising, was in the War of the Rebellion, enlisted in 1862 in the Thirty-sixth Regiment, Iowa Volnnteer , Company D., was in the battles of Helena, Little Rock, Little Missouri River, Marks Hill, and other engagements of his command; was taken prisoner, held at Tyler, Texas, for ten months, was promoted to third Sergeant; held that position until the close of the war; was mustered out in September, 1865, was elected Representative from the Ninetieth District in 1880, served in the Legislature in the session of 1881; is a member of the Garfield, Post, No. 25, G. A. R. (History of the State of Kansas, Sedgwick County, Part 31, William G. Cutler)