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Listed below are some of the books available about Anderson County, although certainly not all. If you know of other books about Anderson County and would like to have them included on the list, please contact me.

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ANDERSON COUNTY, KANSAS EARLY GLEANINGS, VOL 1, (1867-1900), VOL 2 (1900-1930), VOL 3 (1930-1953), VOL 4 (1953-1972)
By Dorothy K. Lickteig, self-published. These books contain extracts of Anderson county newspapers for the specified years. The information contained in the books is extensive and includes birth notices, obituaries, local, national and world news, and general interest stories concerning people and places in Anderson county. All volumes are indexed. As of June 1, 2000 only Volume 4 is available for purchase; please contact the Anderson County Historical Society for further information.

 
GREELEY'S GOLDEN YEARS, GREELEY KANSAS 125 YEAR HISTORY
By Dorothy K. Lickteig, self-published. The book contains a history of the city of Greeley, Anderson county, Kansas, from its founding in 1857 to its 125 year anniversary celebration in 1982. It includes newspaper extracts, cemetery information, many family photographs, maps, etc. The book is not indexed.

 
ANDERSON COUNTY KANSAS CEMETERY BOOK, 1854-1995 & 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, and 1999 Supplements
By Dorothy K. Lickteig, self-published. The original volume (1854-1995) contains an exhaustive record of all known cemeteries in Anderson county. Included is information from tombstones, church records, funeral records, and published obituaries. The supplements, one published for each succeeding year after the first book was published, include information on persons deceased since original publication and corrects some errors in the first volume. The books are not indexed, but entries are generally alphabetical within cemetery. For a list of included cemeteries, click here. The original volume is currently out of print, but some or all of the supplements for 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998 and 1999 may be available.

 
ANDERSON COUNTY MARRIAGES 1856-1995
Published by the Anderson County Genealogical Society. The book contains a comprehensive index of approximately 12,000 marriages performed in Anderson county between 1857 and 1995, sorted both by bride's name and by groom's name, and includes date of marriage, book, and page number. It is available for purchase from the ACGS.

 
HISTORY OF THE STATE OF KANSAS
By William G. Cutler, published 1883 by A.T. Andreas, Chicago, IL; This book contains an extensive description of the early history of Anderson county. It contains a history of the county and of individual major communities within the county, from 1854 to 1882. There is some information of genealogical interest. The Anderson county chapter, and many other chapters are available online through The Kansas Collection. An "every name index" is available

 
THE HISTORY OF ANDERSON COUNTY, KANSAS, FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT TO THE FOURTH OF JULY, 1876
By W.A. Johnson, published by Kauffman & Iler, Garnett Plaindealer, 1877. An extensive history of the first 25 years of Anderson county history, containing stories of early settlement, the Troubles, Civil War soldiers, the founding of Garnett, Greeley, and other Anderson county towns, biographies of prominent citizens, businesses and societies, church histories, etc. An every name index is available online.

 
HISTORY OF ANDERSON COUNTY KANSAS
By Harry Johnson, published by the Garnett Review Co., 1936 (indexed); has extensive extracted newspaper articles, a history of the county, WWI rosters, etc.

 
"SAMUEL MICHAEL, SR. & APPELLONIA "ABBY" (KNERR) [FIRST WIFE] & ELIZABETH (BROCIOUS) HUNGER / SHAFFER [ SECOND WIFE] & THEIR DESCENDANTS"
By Clarence R. Shirey, self published, 2000. Anderson county information includes the Michael and Lankard families of Westphalia, KS. The book contains information on John Henry Michael, son of John Michael and Rebecca Wise. Rebecca later married Daniel Lankard and they moved to Westphalia with her young son. The book contains, among other things, "a letter in John Michael's own handwriting while in the Civil War,.. a Letter of Condolence to his widow, of whom the Captain never realized he was married let alone had a son [Therefore the Military Roles list him as "single"],...the actual Military papers from D. C. and the guardianship papers in Jefferson Co. PA. Courthouse for John Henry Michael, a photo of him with... Rebecca (Michael) and Oliver J. Shaffer & family.. [and] a Family Reunion photo of the Daniel E. Lankard family taken in April 1903 at the Sam Lankard place near Westphalia, Kansas." Please contact Clarence R. Shirey for information on how to obtain this book [regular mail address is: Clarence R. Shirey, RR # 1, Box # 154-A, Dayton, PA 16222]

 
THE LOCATER GARNETT CITY CEMETERY
By Iona Sweers, self published, 1995

 
ANDERSON COUNTY KANSAS FAMILY STORIES AND HISTORY
By the Anderson County Historical Society, published by the Ramsey Printing Co., 1991. The book contains various family histories, many photographs, newspaper articles, list of veterans, etc. It is indexed. The book is currently out of print.

 
ANDERSON COUNTY, KANSAS, HISTORIES
Consists chiefly of 3 reprinted works: History of Anderson County, by J.Y. Campbell (1876); The History of Anderson County, Kansas, by W.A. Johnson (1877); a History of Anderson County, Kansas, by H. Johnson (1936), compiled by the Anderson County Historical Society, Garnett, KS, published by Walsworth, 1977.

 
PICTORIAL HISTORY AND FOLKLORE OF ANDERSON COUNTY, KANSAS FROM EARLIEST TIMES TO W.W.II
By Ed Fink, published by R.L. Stevens, Garnett, KS, circa 1990. One of the most unusual and entertaining history books I have ever seen, it consists of a collection of Mr. Fink's ink cartoons which illustrate both well-known and more obscure incidents in the early history of the county. This book is still in print as of September 1998; if you would like a copy, please contact me and I will tell you how to get in contact with Mr. Fink.

 
INDEX TO SIX CEMETERIES OF SOUTHEAST KANSAS
Twentieth Century Club (Kincaid, KS), published circa 1972

 
COLONY CEMETERY
compiled by Frances E. Hill and Waunita Lockart McDermeit, Colony, Kansas, published by the authors 1984

 
BETHEL CEMETERY: ANDERSON COUNTY, KANSAS
by Della Becker Meyer, Burlington, KS, self-published, 1990.

 
PATTON CEMETERY: ANDERSON COUNTY, KANSAS
by Della Becker Meyer, Burlington, KS, self-published, 1987.

 
ST. TERESA'S CEMETERY: WESTPHALIA (ANDERSON COUNTY) KANSAS
by Della Becker Meyer, Burlington, KS, self-published, 1990.

 
WESTPHALIA (MERRILL) CEMETERY: ANDERSON COUNTY, KANSAS
by Della Becker Meyer, Burlington, KS, self-published, 1990.

 
WESTPHALIA, KANSAS, THE FIRST 100 YEARS, 1879-1979
Westphalia Centennial Committee, Westphalia, Kansas, published by the Committee, circa 1979

 
THROUGH THE YEARS
An informal narrative of the settlement and founding of Greeley, Kansas, and events that have transpired during the past one hundred years, taken from its histories and records. By Mrs. Cecile (Mumaw) Moore and Miss Joy Fox. Charles A. Knouse, editor. Greeley Centennial Commission, published 1957

 
ANDERSON COUNTY WILL TESTATORS INDEX 1869-1919
Published by W. David Samuelson, and now online.

 

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