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I can't help you with any local research because I don't live in or near Ellis county


Danny Ewing  Monday, May 26, 2004
I am looking for information on AMOS HAFER WIEN and CHARLOTTE ELIZABETH REANOR.  Amos Wien was from Pennsylvania and was stationed at Fort Hays in the 6th Cavalry.  He was a musician in the regimental band.  Charlotte Reanor was born in New Orleans.  Amos Wien and Charlotte Reanor were married at Fort Hays on May 6, 1875 by Reverend I. M. Brown.  Shortly after their wedding Amos was transfered to Arizona.  Any information would be appreciated.

Pamela Spivey  Wednesday, May 5, 2004
The names and dates are best guess and some resource. Arriving via Hamburg 1876 Peter and Anna Staab, my grandfather would have been 8 or 9 yrs old, his name at time of death Alois Staab. My grandmother was Clementina (do not know maiden name) they were married about 1891 to 93. Children: Gustav, Anton, Mary Agnes, Geremina, Otto, Rudolph, Helena and David. My father was Anton. The family moved to Hugo Co, I believe after WWI. Any information would be welcomed. Thank you.

Ellen Mitchell Spiller  Friday, April 4, 2004
I am looking for information on William Mitchell and Emma Roux, who were married in "Smokyhill, Kansas" in 1872. They had a number of children and later emigrated to California.

Tom Talley  Wednesday, April 2, 2004
Tom is looking for someone to search 1901 marriages at the Ellis County Courthouse.  Mr. Bucholz married a Pauline ?, about 1901(first child born in 1902.  1920 census finds Pauline and children in St. Marys, Ks. Family legend has them coming there from Hays.

Gaspumpking@aol.com  Sunday, March 30, 2004
I WOULD LIKE ANY INFO ON CHARLES T. KING OF HAYES KANSAS.  MAINLY IF HE RAN A WILD WEST SHOW IN THE EARLY 1900'S

Pam Howe  Monday, January 13, 2003
Trying to find information about Leo Bonventure Weisner. My husband's grandfather.  Born in Pfiefer,Kansas. Moved to Ellis. Was music director for St. Mary's Catholic Church in Ellis. Married to Gertrude Gillespie Weisner.  How can I find information at St.Mary's about his history with that parish?

Nancy Jones  Friday, January 10, 2003
I am looking for the death date and place of death of My Great Aunt,  Louisa (Kaiser) DOYLE.  We know Her husband  James W. DOYLE, died in Devil's Lake North Dakota in 1950.     His obit mentioned They had a son Who lived in Kansas but not the town.  Some one spoke of Hays, Kansas so We are hoping to find information Here.    There is not information on Louisa DOYLE, after Her death,  so We are thinking She may have move in with Her Son, or Grandson.  Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Oldyoung3@aol.com Wednesday, January 1, 2003
Looking for info on Ellen Fisher ,last known area in Fellsburg, Kansas in 1927.  Married to a farmer, first name unknown.  Ellen(nee Billet) was from Steelton Pa

Mary Smith Wednesday, December 11, 2002
Hi my name is Mary Smith, I am trying to locate the whereabouts of my great great aunt. Her name was Catherine Margaretha Haffner, she was born 4/8/1861 in Tscherbakowka, Russia. The daughter of Katherine Elisabeth Winter and Gottfried Haffner. She was known to have married an Andrew Meier. At one point they were in  Lehigh,Marion county, Kansas. Her parents moved to Omega Oklahoma,  she and Andrew Meier may have remained in Marion county Kansas.  I have located two Andrew Meier's on the 1920 census for Ellis County Kansas. I am now wondering if she passed away and he for some reason moved to Ellis county. I am looking for some one who can tell me about Andrew Meier listed on this 1920 census that is Widowed or the other one with a wife named Anna Marie.  Thanks  mary
Meier, Andrew (M25)         Wd  69  M       Head        Head    Samara    N  1876 1878        Samara    Samara
Meier, Andrew (M45)          M  62  M       Head        Head    Russia    N  1886 1898 Farm   Russia    Russia
Meier, Anna Marie            M  53  F   Andrew (M45)    Wife    Russia    N  1876             Russia    Russia

Darwin Griswold Tuesday, November 19, 2002
I am looking for information on Philip Raymond Griswould and Mary Ann Hyland Griswould (my Great Grand Parents) who lived around Hays Kansas at the turn of the last century. Their children were Jennie, Bill, Jim, Charlie, John (my Grandfather), Harry, Ella, Lizzie, and Maggie. Whew.. Any information anyone has would be greatly appreciated. My 2001 posting incorrectly listed my great-grandfather as John Alden Griswould.

Ginny Thursday, October 24, 2002
Searching for any connection to the family of William Solomon, lived in Ellis County, Hamilton (and East Hamilton) Twp. 1920 & 1930 - William, wife Minnie, Idabelle, Harry & Gaylord.  Any help, please e-mail me at  VBasford@aol.com  Thanks!  Ginny

Ken Adams Friday, October 18, 2002
I had occasion to live with my grandparents (B.C. Stivers) in 1947-'48, near Codell in the Bemis oilfield, operated by Sohio. They lived in a lease house, near "skull hill" and I attended 5th grade at "lower" Turkville, a one room school. Does anyone have memories, or pictures of either of these places, that they would share? Thanks, Ken Adams Adams7Associates@aol.com

J. Gouveia Monday, October 14, 2002
My son is researching the name Windholz. In particular: Julius John Windholz.  His name is Curtis Vantrease   - email  curtis36@bellsouth.netJulius was my Father and Curtis' Grandfather.  He was killed in WWII and I'm trying to get information about his death. Records in St. Louis have been destroyed. His name does not appear on the list of casualties for Ellis County yet he was the first one killed from that county and the Victoria VFW is named for him.  Any help with where in Italy he was killed and how he was killed. He died May 20, 1944. I understand there are those in the area who served with him and may still be alive. I would be interested in contacting those also.  Thanks for any help you can give.

Karen Sorensen Saturday, October 12, 2002
My relatives, Jacob and Betsey MCKINNEY and their adult son James, are found in the 1880 census in Big Creek, Ellis County.  I suspect they died there sometime in the next 20 years.  Is there anyone who could check the cemetery listings for them?  I can not discover if Big Creek is actually present-day Hays City.  Would like to locate the nearest cemetery to this family.  Thanks for any help.  Karen

Sharon Ruthruff  Sunday, September 8, 2002
My name is Sharon Ruthruff and I am trying to find someone who would be willing to take a photograph of a marker in the Norman Cem. for me.  Ste phen Rumsey is buried there and I suppose some of his family. I am researching the Rumsey family. My husband's gggrandmother was a Rumsey. This was her brother.  I would like to know if anyone would be willing to do this and how much it would cost. I probably will never get to Kansas at my age, but would love to have photo for my gen. records.  Thank you, Sharon Ruthruff, Charlotte, MI.

Leroy G. Coe Tuesday, July 30, 2002
Looking for more info on the John Martel who was Married tp Eva C. BrungardtI need info on his Mother and Father and their relatives.  Thank you so much for any assistance I receive in this matter.

Teri Goodwin Thursday, July 25, 2002
I am looking for links to my great-grandparents Joseph D. Witcraft and Mary E. Hurley who were living in Ellis, KS in 1898 when my grandfather Arthur C. Witcraft (later changed his name to Goodwin) was born.  They were living in Cleveland, OH by 1903 when another child was born.  Hope someone has seen the Witcraft or Hurley name in their research & can pass along a reference to me. Thank you - Teri Goodwin

Doug Taylor  Saturday, July 20, 2002
I am trying to locate any and all information I can about my grandfather, Chester James Tuttle (born 1911 in Hays, Ellis County). He married Freda Elizabeth Chandler (born Oct 3, 1908 in Webster, Rooks County) and they had 3 children - Chester James Jr (b. Mar 19, 1931 in Woodston, Rooks County and d. Apr 17, 1957 in Riverside CA by murder), Donald Gene (b. Jul 25, 1935 and currently living in S.C.) and Mary Lea (b. Jan 30, 1937 and currently living in WA).  Since they were diviorced when the children were of a young age, my mother has very little knowledge about him.  Thanks SO much!  Doug Taylor 
DeesSquid221@aol.com

Miknterri210 Tuesday, July 09, 2002
I AM SEARCHING FOR MY PATERNAL GRANDMOTHER ALICE JOHNSON FROM HAYS KANSAS, SHE HAS 3 BROTHERS JOHN,ROBERT AND CHARLES. I JUST FOUND OUT WHO SHE IS AS MY FATHER WAS ADOPTED IN 1945. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW OF HER DAUGHTER FAITH MAYREE, MY FATHERS HALF SISTER.  T DOYLE, SONOMA CALIFORNIA  miknterri210@aol.com

Elsie Jane Linenberger  Thursday, June 13, 2002
I AM TRYING TO ESTABLISH AN ANCESTRAL LINK OF MY GREAT GRANDFATHER KARL HERKLOTZ to the persons listed below. JACOB HERKLOTZ, SYLVESTER HERKLOTZ, ANTON HERKLOTZ OF ST. LOUIS MISSOURI, AND DORTHEA HERKLOTZ. ANY INFORMATION IS GREATLY APPRECIATED. ELSIE LINENBERGER  ejlinenberger@scatcat.fhsu.edu 

Jackie Pacholke  Wednesday, June 5, 2002
I am interested in sharing information with the surname MOORE.  I am especially interested in the family of Stephen Moore who lived in Smokey Mountain around the 1880's.  He was quite fond of his nephew Menzies Moore who also lived and died in the area.  Thanks.  Jackie jpacholke@hotmail.com

Ginny in Florida  Thursday, May 30, 2002
I'm searching for anyone connected to a family named MCMELLY - specifically Maud.  I have a beautiful old picture of her in with my grandparent's family photos - I assume she was a friend.  Please contact me at VBasford@aol.com  Thanks!  Ginny in Florida

Wendy Jacobs Saturday, March 30, 2002
Researching the JACOBS families, Germans from Russia; namely CASPER JACOBS 1864-1943. Looking for names of his parents. Contact Wendy Jacobs at wendy@youngminds.com

Tim Colahan Tuesday, February 26, 2002
I am looking for information regarding James Colahan, my great-grandfather, who lived in Hays for several years until his death around 1940.  He was born in Ballinisloe, Ireland, came to America in 1882, and was a pioneer in Rooks County, KS.  He married Elizabeth Guerin and they had several children (11 I think), several of whom stayed in Kansas.  Any information would be appreciated.  Tim Colahan P.O. Box 182 Burns, OR  97720

Virgil Dreher Sunday, February 10, 2002
I would appreciate knowing the cost of the Descendant Book on the Drehers. My Great Grandfateher was Konrad Dreher, my grandfather was Paul Dreher and my father was Matthew (fMathias) having changed his name to Matthew. Graduated from Fort Hays State College roughly in 1919.  My name is
Virgil Dreher -262 Royallspring Pkwy-O"Fallon, MO 63366 and my e-mail is vdreher@mail.win.org    Thanks

Jeff Brungardt Monday, February 04, 2002
My name is Jeff Brungardt (jeff@brungardt.com).  I have been compiling
information on the Brungardt / Linenberger family genealogy and have created a new website presenting the data.  On this site, you will find information on the following surnames: Brungardt, Linenberger, Kinderknecht, Braun, Dreiling, and Riedel, as well as over 300 others.  I also have immigration history, heraldry info, photos, stories and recorded family memories, and lots of documentation proving names, dates, locations, etc.  Please visit www.MyAncestors.net and feel free to use my website to fill in any research gaps you may have or submit your own data to me to fill in any gaps I may have in my research.  Thank you.

Geneva Wilford Monday, January 28, 2002
Joseph Wilford, b in 1841 in Leicestershire, England  was listed in the 1880 census in Lookout, Kansas, Ellis County. He had been living in Lorain County, Ohio where he married Harriet Dodge.  He was living alone in Kansas..  If anyone has any information on Joseph or his descendants I would like to exchange information.  Geneva Wilford

Louise Lane Saturday, January 26, 2002
Researching the names LeMunyan, Michael Peter LEMUNYAN  and family arrived in KS. from Iowa, McGregor 1888 with family.  Daughter Ida Isabel LeMunyan Luce arrived about a year later.  She took nurses training in Salina. Married William Brumbrough STONER  in Saline, abt 1894 (Have their wed photo).  Born Sept. 1895 Susan Irene Stoner Hays Ks.  Lydia Almeda Stoner born Dec 31 1896 Hays, KS. Father of William = Jacob Stoner and Susan Kurtz Stoner she died in KS.   I would love to get more information.

Kathleen Nevis Friday, November 30, 2001
My grandmother was born in Ellis County.  Her name was Alvina (Albina?) Sephrine Dreiling.  She was born November 21 1906 and died August 5, 1969.  She was one of 10 children.  (Bruno Jay, Margaret, Sally, John, Richard Paul, Adolph, Elaine, Eleanor, and Lillian).  I am looking for any information on their parents or information on any of the children.  I can be e-mailed at: budda_char@yahoo.com.   Thank you very much,  Kathleen

barbara kovalovsky Wednesday, November 07, 2001
hello, my name is barbara kovalovsky,my mother's name is marjorie m. buckley daughter of william h. buckley born in ellis, kansas approximately 1881.  the only thing we know is his parents died of flu or plague and he lived with an older sister and her minister husband, he ran away after a fight with the minister and ended in youngstown,ohio. any info or contact info would be greatly appreciated.  thank you. barbara kovalovsky

MarjKlotz@aol.com Tuesday, September 25, 2001
My husbands parents were divorced around 1940, in Hays,Kansas. Looking for any info. you can give me on this divorce.  Also my husbands paternal grandparents owned property  in Ellis county and Russell County.  Would appreciate any info. on the grandparents, their names were Wilhelm Klotz and Marie, have many different spellings on her maiden name, she born 1855, in Germany and Wilhelm born in 1840 in Germany. They lived in this area for at least 50 years, can't believe that someone doesn't know about them.

Tom Tehan Friday, August 3, 2001
I'm looking for information on Catherine Bergschneider. Her maiden name was Tehan, she married Elmer Bergschneider. She died at the age of 40. This would put her death at around 1945, since she graduated high school around 1923. Elmer's career was with the government in soil conservation, he was a major in rank when he retired. There were two daughters one graduated from University of Michigan the other from Nebraska University. Catherine graduated from the University of Missouri. Catherine was buried in Hays, Kansas. This is all the information that I have. My e-mail address is: tgtehan@excite.com    Thank you, Tom

Clarence Margheim Monday, June 25, 2001
I am doing research on the Margheim family in Ellis County.  They are descendants of Gottlieb Margheim, who left Dresden, Saxony, Germany in 1765 for the Volga village of Merkel, Russia.  His descendants arrived in Kansas in the late 1800's and early 1900's.  Clarence Jake Margheim, 15606 Roper Ave., Norwalk, California 90650-7340.  (562) 921-6540  E-mail:  margheim@inreach.com 

Lester D. Bausch Sunday, June 10, 2001
I am looking for information on my great great great grandfather  James Tatum.  He was born in N.C. and apparently moved to Ks.  I have seen an obit that says he died in Hays.  He was a baptist minister and lived somewhere on the Smokyhill River.  Any thing would be appreciated.  L. Bausch         b_lester@excite.com

Elsie Jane Linenberger Sunday, June 10, 2001
I am looking for any ancestors of Herklotz descent. My maternal Grandmother's maiden name was Herklotz. Her father was Karl Herklotz who came to Ellis County from Russia with his sister Helen.  elsie jane linenberger  e-mail: ejlinenberger@scatcat.fhsu.edu

Vanesca Brake McDermott Saturday, June 02, 2001
I know the 125th Anniversary Celebration of the Arrival of Germans from Russia are being held in the various communities in Ellis and Rush Counties the last week of July, 2001.  However, I have not seen a lot of information on individual family reunions.  If anyone has any information on family reunions, please contact me.  I am interested in the Sander, Dreiling, Brungardt, Knoll, There, Rupp, Pfeifer, Befort, Wittman, Herrmann, Peters families.  Please contact me at nesmcd@bellatlantic.net   Also, are there new publications or histories that will be available at the different community celebrations?

Fred E.Osborn Tuesday, May 29, 2001
Hi i am trying to contact Donna Schwatz in Hays Kan ,Was told she is doing research on Robert Osborn in Virgnia.I come from that line also,Robert,s son Philip was the father of William C.Osborne who was the father of Thomas Osborne,Who was the father of Charle,s R.Osborne who was my Father.Need help with robert,s parents,Like who they were.Philip was born 1796.Need lots of help.

Judy Shone Monday, May 21, 2001
We are searching for any information re: Albion Hathaway HARRIS (MD) (b 1847 in Liverpool, Nova Scotia) who married in 1881... we believe in Kansas, and his obituary in the Liverpool Times even states in Dodge City (although undocumented)... married to (2) Annie Gertrude MACLEOD (b 1860 Liverpool, NS).  We know they had twin girls Irma and Alta in  Ellinwood, KS (Barton County?) in 1887...  We understand he lived and practiced medicine in Hays, KS after 1887 (Ellis County?) and then moved and practiced in Dodge City, KS (Ford County?) later than that.
Could other HARRIS family members have been in these areas who share our HARRIS information?

We are trying to confirm the family migration pattern and marriage location, as well as to locate burial location for Albion (d 1896-1898 near Campbell, NE).  Any information is appreciated. 

Sheri Beffort-Lantzy Saturday, April 14, 2001
I am searching desperately for information on my father's family.  Specifically - his father, my grandfather and his ancestors.  This is what I know:  EDMUND ROBERT BEFFORT - b. 24 Jan 1913 in Munjor, Kansas.  He had 3 sisters that I am aware of:  Pauline, Catherine and Mary.  It is possible that my grandfather, for some reason, added an "F" to the original surname.  Instead of BEFORT he changed it to BEFFORT. If anyone could lookup his birth record for me, I'm sure all kinds of information would be available and let me start looking in the right direction.  Thank you.  sherilantzy@altavista.com  sherilantzy@netzero.net 

Mouraine Friday, April 13, 2001
I am looking for information on the Battins who lived in Hays for several decades.  Particularly I need the children of George and Pearl Battin.  There's a story I got from a family member that indicates illegitimate children but I can't find any facts.  Can you help?  Is there anyone who would go to the courthouse and look up a birth record for me?  I need Irl Battin Dec. 16, 1916.  If not can you tell me how much a copy of the record would cost?  I need everything in the record not a certified copy.

Rhonsal@aol.com Friday, April 06, 2001
My Grandfather was born in Ellis, Kansas in October of 1896. He died in his mid-twenties so I know very little.  His name was Clark Oliver.  His father Thomas Oliver settled there or moved there as he was born in England.  Any information would be greatly appreciated.  His mothers name was Mary Eckter or Echter.  Thank you.

Jean Johnson Sat 17 Mar 2001
Looking for relatives of a friend in Sweden.  The last he knew, they or their children lived in Hayes, Ellis County, Kansas around 1920 - 1940.  Johan Fredrik Bengtsson b. 6 Feb 1849 in Veddige parish in Halland/Sweden, but lived in Tölö parish when he emigrated to US on 23 Apr 1881.  His wife Charlotta Maria Bengtsson b. 12 May 1860 in Onsala parish in Halland, Sweden.  She emigrated to US on 15 July 1881.  Please contact me at 4health@kansas.net .

Elsie Lineneberger Thu 15 March 2001
My name is Elsie Linenberger and I am interested in a book titled Our Ancestors' Quest For Freedom Realized In Schoenchen, Kansas, a centennial book. My maternal grandmother's father was one of the original settlers of this town and I am interested in any genealogical information. My e-mail address is ejlinenberger@scatcat.fhsu.edu My home phone is 785-625-7449 my address is 1500 west 27th street #63 Hays, Ks. 67601 Thank You  elsie jane linenberger  e-mail: ejlinenberger@scatcat.fhsu.edu

Elsie Lineneberger Thu 15 March 2001
My name Is Elsie Linenebrger and I am very interseted in family and local genealogy. I am also pursuing a BS. degree in History from Fort Hays State and plan to use my education in the pursuit of genealogical research. I would be very interested in obtaining information from the Linenberger genealogy book that was printed in the early 1950's/ The book would be extremely useful in answering many questions on distant relatives and other genealogical areas. I will enclose my address and home phone if any information is needed. Thank You. Elsie Linenberger 1500 West 27th street #63 Hays, Kansas 67601 785-625-7449  elsie jane linenberger  e-mail: ejlinenberger@scatcat.fhsu.edu

Sylvia Douglass Mon 5 Mar 2001
Am looking for information on Marion Caldwell and his wife Amy Wing Caldwell who se son Samuel Benedict Caldwell was born in Ellis Co March 12, 1886.  Marion's sister  Mary Jane Caldwell Johnson and her husband Samuel R, Johnson also lived there.

MarjKlotz@aol.com Wed 28 Feb 2001
Looking for info. on Wilhelm and Marie Klotz buried at Gorham cemetary, Wilhelm born in 1840 in Germany, died 1930 in Ks. How they got here and where they came in to US. Some of the children lived in Ellis, Hays,Walker,Victoria and Gorham after adulthood,these 2 people Wm. and Marie were my husbands grandparents on the Paternal side. Please answer me at marjklotz@aol.com

Crystal Taylor Sat 24 Feb 2001
I am searching for anyone that may have any relation to my Great Grandfather Manfred B. HARRIS.  He was born 7/28/1885 and died in 1965.  His mothers name is Sadie THOMAS.  She remarried to a man by the name of Fred Green.  Anyone with information on this family, please contact me at cgchili@yahoo.com   Thank You.

Kenny Braxton Wed 21 Feb 2001
I am trying to verify the date of death, place of death, and burial site for my great great grandfather.  His name is John Averett, he was born in Pitt County, NC in 1834.  I have found records of three different spellings of his name: Averett, Averitt, and Avery.  He joined the Confederate Army on February 18, 1862 in SC.  His military service record has his name spelled Averett and indicates that he took the Oath of Allegiance on January 22, 1864 at Point Lookout, MD and then joined the U.S. Army.  Family stories tell me that he was then transferred to Fort Fletcher (Fort Hays), Kansas and that he died on March 29, 1866 without ever returning home.  I have checked with the Ellis County Clerk's Office and they tell me that they didn't start keeping death records until 1886.  Does anyone have any suggestions regarding how I might be able to verify his date of death and find his burial site?  Thanks.

Charles N. Bollich Wed 21 Feb 2001
I am interested in contacting any members of the Bollich that may live in Ellis County or elsewhere in Kansas. Also, I am particularly in any information on Bollichs that may still be in Russia. Thanks for any information that you can provide me.

Inez Cavender Roskos 13 Feb 2001
In the book PIONEER WOMEN, Voices From the Kansas Frontier, Catherine Zeigler Cavender writes about her family's arrival at Fort Hays in 1877 and several incidents there.  Her father was a Cavalry officer, but she did not give his name.  She did say his men were called "the Horse Soldiers from Dixie".  I am trying to find a possible connection to my CAVENDER families in North Carolina and Georgia.  I will appreciate any information.

Darwin Griswold Mon 15 Jan 2001
I am looking for information on John Alden Griswould and Mary Ann Hyland Griswould (my Great Grand Parents) who lived around Hays Kansas at the turn of the last century. Their children were Jennie, Bill, Jim, Charlie, John (my Grandfather), Harry, Ella, Lizzie, and Maggie. Whew.. Any information anyone has would be greatly appreciated.

LPfann9458 Sat 02 Dec 2000
When the Volga Germans came from Russia to KS, did they receive any type of land grants or help from the US Government to establish themselves in KS?  Or did they have to buy their land and what type of help did they receive in order to do that?

Peggy Burkhart Phillips Fri 01 Dec 2000
I am trying to find information on the marriage of my grandparents.  My Grandfather was named Fred Franklin Pierce and my Grandmother was Ida Dell Unterkircher.  She was previously married to a Foster (Marion I believe) and had 2 children by him which may have been born in Hays Ellis area.  The children were named Chauncy and Walter.  My grandparents were married in Hays Kansas in 1910 and their first child Otto may have been born there also.  I am searching for information which may be on a marriage license.  I need the name and birthplace of Ida Dell Unterkirchers Mother and Father.  Her fathers name was Jacob and I am not sure of her mothers either first or last name.  Any assistance you can be will be greatly appreciated.

George Haddock Thu 30 Nov 2000
Looking for information about the 13 census tracks in the 1880 Ellis County Federal Census.  Is that any kind of street map of Hays, circa 1880?

Carla Rigby Mon 13 Nov 2000
Asks for any information concerning Alvin Lester SANDERS in Ellis County.

Margo Kimp Mon 11 Sep 2000
Arthur EMMONS born March 23, 1887 in Ellis, Ellis Co., Kansas to Frank EMMONS and Estella Christian EMMONS.  Any information appreciated.

Clark Jones Tue 8 Aug 2000
For 120 years my family has been trying to find out anything about my great great grandfather. His name was George Newton Jones. He was married to Mary Caroline Ptomey and had three children, the first in 1878. He disappeared around 1882, and his wife died a year or two later of typhoid. His children were always told that he had died, but later research indicates that they may not have been told the truth. The connection to Ellis co. is that he supposedly was a carpenter who helped build the railroad roundhouse in Ellis, KS. The Rooks Co. census of 1880 says he was born in Iowa about 1853. Iowa does not have birth records prior to 1880, so I can't find him that way. We don't know where he died , so we can't get a death certificate. His brothers in law, one of whom raised his children, refused to talk about him.

Molly Devoid Thu 3 Aug 2000
I am searching DEVOID. Taylor DEVOID appears on the 1870 Ellis Co., KS, Ellsworth census. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you in advance. Molly Devoid

Lisa Millhauser Tue 1 Aug 2000
I am looking for info on my very large family. The names I'm researching are: Gassmann, Knoll, Kreutzer and Linenberger. I have literally hundreds of names, but am missing many places and lots of dates.

Vicki Harris Richardson Fri 21 Jul 2000
We are researching the family of * WILLAM PENN MONTOGMERY who came to Hays in the mid 1870's, previously had lived at Lawrence KS, and before that Beaver Dam Wisconsin for a short time (1850) and was born in Westfield, New York in 1822, the son of James Montgomery and Sarah Taylor.

* WILLIAM PENN MONTOGMERY and wife * SARAH HALL MONTGOMERY had 5 children: * DAVID, * FRANKLIN, * MARY, * ELLA, and * WILLIAM Jr. William Penn was an attorney and had a law practice in Hays, part of the time in partnership with his son in law, * FRED J. HARRIS, the husband of ELLA, that specialized in land cases. Willam Penn and his son FRANKLIN also owned and operated the HAYS SENTINAL newspaper, selling out in 1882 to J H Downing, of the Ellis County Star. William Penn's daughter MARY (Molly) married * HILL P. WILSON, who was instrumental in Hays land development and the owner of the Bank of Hays City, opened for business January 1, 1880, being the first bank. H. P. Wilson was later elected to the Senate 1889, 1891.

Of the sons * David and * William Jr. I have no leads, other than David was reported in William Penn's 1895 obituary as living in Colorado. The son Franklin settled in Topeka, and the daughter Ella and husband Fred Harris went to Junction City. Mary and husband Hill P. Wilson stayed in Hays City and had at least one son, possibly more ?, Hill P. Wilson, Jr.

In the 1880 Census, the very first family listed in Hays Township is JOSEPH H. HALL b. NY, and family, who I am pretty sure was the brother of Sarah Hall, Willam Penn's wife, and the son of David Hall of Westfield, NY.

We would love to hear from other family researchers. Vicki Harris Richardson GVRichards@aol.com

Edward D. Ogle Wed 19 Jul 2000
I am looking for information on my Great Grandmother, Catharine Rheim (could be Reim). My Great Grandfather, Peter Rheim died in Hays, (Ellis County) Kansas in November of 1919 in a Standard Oil Company explosion. Since that time it is not known if my Great Grandmother stayed in Hays or possibly moved else where. I have not found any burial records on her. She may have been with other family members. They are Peter Heronime and his children. His wife, Catharine (Hertlein) Heronime was also killed in the November 1919 explosion in Hays, Kansas. Any information would be greatly appreciated. e-mail at: edo16@juno.com

SBAirhart@aol.com Mon 17 Jul 2000
I am looking for any information on these people: Maggie B. CASKEY Yoksh - died April 3, 1899 (age 22), daughter of William J. CASKEY - died Oct. 7, 1912 (age 75) and Margaret A. TWEEDIE CASKEY - died Jan. 24,1917 (age 59). They are all buried in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Ellis, KS. I do not know when they came to Ellis or where they came from. Maggie CASKEY YOKSH was my great grandmother. She died one month after my grandmother was born (who was later moved to Texas around the age of 8-10), so we know very little of the CASKEY ancestors. Any help will be greatly appreciated! Thank you.

Catherine Platt Sat 17 Jun 2000
I am looking for information on the marriage of Lorene Gladys Smith and Darwin Dean Cole. I know that Lorene's parents lived in Hays and that my aunt and uncle were married in May, 1946. We are not sure about where, but believe it was Hays since her parents were residing there. Lorene's parents were Anna Tannshill and Aquilla Roy Smith. Lorene taught school in the Hays area and has/had brothers Dean and Robert and a sister, Dois Jean Smith Hayes.

Maurice Hunt Fri 16 Jun 2000
My wifes family name is Althauser. We are looking for Charles Fredrick Althauser Born 7-15-1888 in Hayes, Kansas. Thanks..... Maurice Hunt St. George, Utah

M. M. Willaman Mon 22 May 2000
Wish to contact ADCOCK relatives in Hays and the rest of Ellis County. Will share info. Thank you. Carl Adcock

Judith L. Riley 21 May 2000
Looking for Information on Binder, Wannamaker and Slaughter families in and around Ellis County. Have some information on all of these families and will share.

Vicki Whittiker 3 May 2000
My great grandparents Rudolph and Carolina SEIBEL migrated in 1902 to Ellis from Austria. They becames citizens in 3/ 1914. Is there a list that is kept in the country records of the application and/or approval of the citizenship requests? They still have many relatives there and any info would be appreciated. Thanks. Vicki Whittiker

Vicki Whittiker 3 May 2000
Hi. I'm researching Carolina Georgia Seibel & Rudolph Seibel They emmigrated to Ellis in 1902 from Austria. Thanks. Vicki Whittiker

Robert Heimann 2 May 2000
Would like to get info on the SAUER Family of Antonino, KS. Where are they from?  Robert Heimann in Duesseldorf/Germany

Judith Riley Thu 6 Mar 2000
Looking for information on descendants of Wolfgang Binder Jr and Sr. Children are Charles McMullen Binder married Ine Schultz, James Binder married Emelia Meuler, Rosetta Binder married Bernard Becker, Jesse Smthy, (Smith) and James Tuck,  Fred Binder married to Marie Defehr, Clide (Clyde) Binder married Mary Logan, Albert Binder married Nora Jorgensen, Roy Binder married Adaline Rupp, Jesse Binder married Theresa Fiet, George W Binder married Sara Lewis. Also interested in Wannamaker and Slaughter surnames in Kansas    J Riley   @Rileys_Workshop@Juno.com    Please label Genealogy

Steven Benton Mon 20 Mar 2000
I have in my possession a 2-3/4 by 4-1/4 card commemmorating the death of a woman named KAROLINA BENTON. She was born 10 Apr 1852 in Herzlada, Germany and died 15 Apr 1917 in Walker, Kansas. This card has been in my family for many years. We have always assumed that she was a relation of my great great grandfather JOHN BENTON. However, after migrating to the U.S. in the 1870s, he lived in Muskegon, Michigan until his death in 1919. Can anyone help me? I am seeking any information on Karolina and other Bentons living in Kansas in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Cindy Homburg Fri 17 Mar 2000
I would like the following names added to the list for ellis, kansas:  william homburg, katharina huber homburg john huber

Mollie Hopper Mon 13 Mar 2000
A Charles Ensley is on the 1870 census of Ellis County. I would like to hear from anyone related to him. 

Dottie Sat 26 Feb 2000
Anna Sullivan from Youghal, County Cork Ireland came to the United States in 1850 with two brothers Timothy and Murtha and their mother whose maiden name was Gallagher. Already in the US were her brothers John (a traveler) and Daniel who stayed east in NJ. Anna and her brothers and mom settled in Chicago, Ill. Eventually Anna married her boyfriend from Ireland - Charles McCarthy. Together they left for Emporia, Kansas to homestead. They had three sons, one of which served as a Kansas State Senator - Daniel McCarthy. Daniel married Kathryn Ellen O'Loughlin in 1933 (I think), and one daughter who married an architect named Green.  Kathryn was from Hays and I believe passed there as well.

I have heard that Charles operated a business selling farm machinery and money left in his will went to help build a new church.

Anna was my gg grandfather's sister. Would like to know when Anna was born and passed and where, as well as Charles. Need the names of the two older boys who went and started a farm machinery business in Mankato. Also birthdates, family info, dates of death if applicable/cemeteries and any other info you can share.

Also would like info on Kathryn's family. I read somewhere that the family had some type of car business.

Carol Haas Wed 23 Feb 2000
I am looking for any and all information on the HAAS' in Antonino and Hays. My grandparents lived in Antonino; they were JACOB AND PAULINA HAAS. My grandmother's maiden name was DECHANT. My father's name is AL HAAS. Any information you could provide would be greatly appreciated. My email address is: "queenieco@aol.com" Thank you

Mark Bernard Miller Thu 17 Feb 2000
My father's parents were Paul Bernard Miller and Magdalene (I believe) Miller. My father was born in Ellis on March 20, 1923. He had 12 brothers and sisters and lived on a farm. This is about all I know. I am not sure where they lived or when or where my grandfather and grandmother were married or when they were born or died. Most of my father's brothers and sisters are dead and I have not had very much contact with any of them at any time in my life. My father never talked much about his childhood as it was very difficult, as you well know, during that time in Kansas.

I have never tried to do any type of family research and I am not sure how to proceed. I would assume that since I can go back as far as my grandparents, the next step would be to try to find out what happened to them and where they were born and attempt to go back another generation.   I would appreciate any help you could provide.

Steve Dumey Sat 22 Jan 2000
I am trying to locate a great-great uncle of mine, William Boudreau who I was told ran a grocery store in Hays, Ks. He was born about 1868 in Illinois or   Indiana. Now I don't know if he died in Ellis County or not. Don't know his wife's name either. He was French-Canadian and Roman Catholic and a son of Napoleon Boudreau and Adelaide L'Ecuyer. The father is buried at Zurich, Ks. (1914) . Maybe the grocery store was in existence about 1900?? Thanks, Steve Dumey--Bourbonnais, Illinois   e-mail at BANANABW@aol.com

Mike Chrysler Fri 21 Jan 2000
I am currently doing research on the Family name (Heinrich) Wolf whom migrated in 1878 from Katharinenstadt, Russia I believe via Brazil Also I'm searching on the Family name (Jakob) Walter whom arrived in Ellis county on July 26, 1876 and would appreciate it if you could include my email address for both. Thank you. Sincerely, Mike Chrysler webmaster@mcchrysler.org

Kathy Schwind-DiCesare Fri 18 Jan 2000
Hi! I'm looking for information on descendants of Johannes Goetz and Margaret Reidel they were born in Obermunjor Russia. Emigrated to Munjor Kansas with 8 children their names John, Eva, Michael (my gggrandfather), Margaret, Boltazar, Anna Marie, Andrew and Anna Barbara. My ggrandfather Michael married Mary E. Baumann in Obermunjor Russia they had 13 children their names Urban (died in infancy), Mary Margaret, Boltazar (known as Bill), Emma, Felix, Andrew, Margaret Katherin, Peter Andrew, Catherine, Anna, Agatha, Clementia (known as Tinny) and Michael ( my grandfather). My grandfather Michael Goetz born November 15, 1897 in Munjor KS he married Helen May Shapley in New Jersey they had 6 children. Dolores Martha (my mother) married Edward Joseph Hassett April 14, 1951, they had 6 children, Kathy (me) born in Texas, brothers and sister born in California. Both my parents passed away in March/April 1998. Wanda Goetz married Raymond Manning, they had 4 children they lived in New Jersey. William Goetz married Lee (can't remember her last name), they had 3 children they lived in Fayettville, NC. Donald Bennett Goetz married Tony (can't remember her last name, but can get her name from my cousin they had 6 children, then divorced. Don married Eileen they live in Nevada. Phyllis married Chester Minarcik, they had 1 son they also lived in New Jersey. And Janet married Delbert Tower, they had 5 children they lived in Flint Michigan then moved to Florida.  I do have more information on the Goetz clan. I do hope someone out there has more information to help me out. I can be email at klutzey@pacbell.net .... klutzyKat@yahoo.com .... kschwind@mail.arc.nasa.gov. Thank you.

Carl F. Adcock Wed 19 Jan 2000
Seeking information on Dale Adcock and son Tom Adcock and any current Adcock in Hays, KS. Carl F. Adcock @ udnelps@aol.com

John Aust Losee Tue 18 Jan 2000
I'd love to contact anyone working on the Ast/Aust, Wendling, Schoenthaler, King/Koenig, Armbruester, and Zachmann families who lived and continue to live in Ellis or Hays, KS - My grandfather was William John Aust son of Jacob Ast and Margaretta Koerber of Chehalis, WA and Hays, KS. Jacob's parents were Jacob Ast and Katharina Wendling originally of Illischestie, Bukovina, Austria and as of 1888 of Ellis, KS. Please drop me a line at Jalosee@aol.com if you're interested in these families. I have lots of data on them and their ancestors going all the way back to a Hans Ast born in 1609 in Pfeffingen, Germany!

jbarnhart Sat 8 Jan 2000
Is anyone out there researching the Eli Sheldon family of Ellis county, Kansas? He owned a general store and was married to Jennie Sweitzer of Perry county,Pa.(first marriage). I would love to share what info I have.

Lynette Denham Wed 15 Dec 1999
I am looking for any decendants of Jacob KARLIN b. mar 1854 Russia, M. 1875  Anna (prob MEIER) b Jan 1855 Both bur. Springer, N Mexico, USA I have information from the Colfax County, New Mexico Karlins and would like to contact any Karlin researchers and descendants etc.
My information, flawed that it is for now,  is also online at www.familysearch.org beginning with Anna Adalene KARLIN b. Dec 39, 1946 Raton, Colfax, NM, USA.  There is a mistake on the Karlin information that I submitted to the "Ancestral File".....I put Margaret Ferfes (wife #2) as Jacob Karlins first wife and she is listed with his children by his first wife,........the correct wife with those children is Anna Meier (wife #1).  This will be corrected as soon as the Ancestral File correction process can proceed!  Thankyou, Lynette DENHAM e-mail hennigan7l@hotmail.com (that is seven L not seventy one) 

Teri Starr Tue 9 Nov 1999
I'm doing some research on my grandparents who "I think" were from the Victoria, KS area.  The two names I'm researching are: STRANG and SAUNDERS.  Thanks

Kay Hunt Fri 5 Nov 1999
Just started looking for Ancestors. Grandfather, born, Hays, Kansas. Great Grandfather: Martin OTTLEY, grandfather Conrad H. OTTLEY. One of 12 siblings, only know names: John, Benjamine, Phillip, Mary, Leonora, Franklin. Can you help me get started. This is all new and already about to go crazy with the internet, and all the confusion?

Jean Mangrum Thu 4 Nov 1999
I am looking for a cousin of my Grandma's - Maude Evelyn Edwards SCHWARZ. She was born in Denver, Colorado in May of 1889. She married Emil August SCHWARZ in November of 1913 in Kearney. He died in 1977 in Grand Island, Nebraska. She died in May of 1986 in Hays.

Jeff Lape Fri 29 Oct 1999
I am a LAPE family genealogist looking for information on Philip Ira LAPE, Cpt., born May 24, 1820, Galen, Wayne County, NY and died March 09, 1893, at Hays, Ellis, Kansas. He was a Captain of the 111th NY Infantry, Civil War. His wife was Mary A. (FINCH) LAPE.  I am looking for any information on this gentleman?  Thanks

John C. Long Wed 27 Oct 1999
My great-great grandfather Edward John LONG, was stationed at Ft. Fletcher in the winter of 1865-1866 with the 1st US Volunteers. Any other information on Ft. Fletcher (Hays) would be appreciated.

Mballen@aol.com Sun 19 Sep 1999
I am seeking information about Benjamin MILLER (born PA) and Clara MILLER (born NY) who lived in Victoria KS in 1880. Their daughter Eva (born IL) married Alexander GRANT, nephew of George GRANT the founder of Victoria. Eva And Alex had two children Alex (b 1879) and George.

R. J. Houston Thu 2 Sep 1999
Would like to confirm the existence of head stone in a cemetery in Ellis for Ira and or Ida HOUSTON , Clyde and or Grace HOUSTON , and Respy HOUSTON. I don't know which cemetery or what is written on those headstone, information on theses or any other HOUSTON headstones would be greatly appreciated

MRohle8665@aol.com Sat 4 Sep 1999
I am searching for any information on my Great-grandfather, Joseph ROHLEDER, b.1838 in Rohleder, Russia. D. 1908, in St. Peter, Kansas. His Wife was Christine Dobbler(BRUNGARDT) b. in 1840, Russia d. 1915, St. Peter, Kansas. If anyone has information who Joseph's parents were, I would appreciate hearing from them. They were Volga German. They came to the US in 1900. Settled in Victoria Kansas.

Jackie Little Sat Aug 28 1999
My great grandfather, Claus SCHUETT, had a sister come over from Germany to Hall County, NE. We don't know the sister's name, but she married a ROENFELDT/ROENNFELDT and they moved to your area. We believe they had five girls and all the girls moved to California. Claus' sister, name unknown, died in the area from an stove oil fire. We don't know what happened to this family or their descendants. This is just stories the family told what they remember of this couple. I would love to locate a descendant of this family. Thanks for your kindness. Jackie Little of Crestwood, KY

Al & Rose Christy Sat 21 Aug 1999
I am searching for information on two families from 1880 too the present time in and around Ellis County Kansas....Albert and Wilhelmina SYTSMA and relatives and George W HARVEY and wife Anna Alvina Hannish HARVEY and any relatives....any help you can provide would be appreciated very much. Please reply to  wigwam@proaxis.com thank you

Paula Nevin Mon Jul 26 1999
Looking for information on Henry Waldo DRAKE (born 1859 in Athens, OH) and his wife, Florence May MYERS (born 1865 in Marshall Co, WV). Henry came with his family to Topeka. As a young man he came to Ellis, Ellis Co, KS where he met and married Florence. Florence was the daugher of Eli Myers and Mary Margaret ALLISON who also lived in Ellis. Eli and Margaret had the following children: Ella, Florence, Anna, James, Nettie, Maud, Inez, Fred, Eli, Tracy, Jessie and Maggie. Henry and Florence had two daughers, Mary Alida and Lela Ione. Mary Alida married a SLAUGHTER and then Earl MARTIN. Lela married Emory Scott GRIPPIN. I believe there may still be descendants of the MYERS and DRAKES living in Ellis.

Paula Nevin Mon Jul 26 1999
Looking for information on James Gilbert GRIPPIN (born 1859 in Bradford Co, PA) who came to Ellis Co, KS from Wilkes-Barre, PA in 1873. He married Sarah Jane ROGERS (born in 1860 in Bradford Co, PA) in Ellis County approx 1878 and they had the following children: William, Jabe/Jabes, Ernest Lesley, Lana, Emory Scott, Pearl and Fred. They lived in several different towns including Wheatland/Freedom, Victoria, Ellis, Yocemento and Hays during their lifetimes.

Paula Nevin Mon Jul 26 1999
Looking for information on Heinrich/Henry PAUL and his first wife, Anna Maria BRUNGARDT, who came to US from Louis, Russia in 1876 and settled in Catherine, Ellis Co., KS. They brought with them two children, Anna Maria, age 9 and Heinrich, age 10 months (I believe his name was actually Jacob). Another son, Michael, and daughter, Mary, were born while they were in Catherine. Anna Maria died in 1891 and Heinrich returned to Russia and married her sister, Barbara BRUNGARDT. They returned to Catherine where they lived until they moved to Marienthal, Wichita Co, KS sometime prior to 1900. Before the move to Marienthal I believe Henry's daughter Anna Maria also died. I am particulary interested in finding Henry's sister, possible first name Barbara (unknown married name) who lived near them at Catherine and moved to Marienthal at the same time they did. She and her family later moved to Canada and all contact was lost.

Paula Nevin Mon Jul 26 1999
Looking for information on Peter BIEL, his wife Elizabetha STORM or Ernst, their son, Jacob BIEL (born 1845) from Graf, Russia and his wife, Emma/Anna KREITZER (born 1847) from Rohleder, Russia. Both families immigrated to the US in 1875. Both families settled in Liebenthal, Rush Co, KS. On the 1880 Census Jacob and Emma were living in Ellis where Jacob was working on the railroad. Approx 1888 both families went to South America. During the return trip in 1890 Elizabetha died and was buried at sea. 1890 to 1892 found them in Ellis County, possibly in Victoria or Emmeran. In 1892 the Jacob BIEL family moved to Marienthal, Wichita Co, KS area. I believe Peter stayed in Ellis County where he died. Peter may have had a daughter who lived in Ellis Co. First name was Paulowna. Unknown married name. Would appreciate any info especially when and where Peter died. I have some wonderful pictures of both BIEL families if there are any other descendants out there.

Dee March Mon Jul 26 1999
Looking for descendants of two ROTH brothers from Hays, KS. Andrew ROTH m.Clara Marie ECKROAT. Ch: Genevieve, Theodore, Mildred, Victor and Allen. Jacob A ROTH m.Mary Agnes ECKROAT. Ch: Bernard J, Hyacinth, Leo, Juanita & Vivian. (Clara & Mary ECKROAT/dauthters of Jacob & Caroline ECKROAT)

RENERIC801@aol.com Sun Jul 18 1999
William B.H. MAST was born in Ellis, KS 2-10-1879 his younger brother was born a little over three years later in Morrison, Colorado. I looking for any information on the Mast's. Thanks

Mary Kay Ellis Wed Jul 14 1999
Hi, my name is Mary Kay Ellis KAUFFMAN, I was born in Hays Kansas but raised in Ellis Kansas. My parents where Don and Mary ELLIS they are buried there in the Ellis cemetary... I know My grandfather moved to Ellis in the early 1900's they were Daniel and Katherine ELLIS. I would appreciate any information you can give me...

Thomas Ward Sat Jul 10 1999
My family has rogue's and highwaymen in it like all ours do. My Grandmother was a BISHOP, and lived around Pittsburg Ks. Her father, Benjamin S. BISHOP was a waststrel and ner' do-well and abandoned his wife and 5 children. Her name (the Wife's was Ethel Rosemond Jones BISHOP. She remarried and eventually died and was buried in Sedgwick County. Her remarried name was MULKEY.

1) can you tell me when Ethel Rosemond Jones Bishop MULKEY passed away?
2.) Where is she buried?

I intend to request the death certificate from the state of KS, with this information. I have no clue what year or anything else she could have died, so I am asking for some background research to get me in the ball park and save a few bucks in request fees to the state.

Patricia Ogle Fri Jul 9 1999
I am looking for information on my great grand parents. Their name was REIM and they lived in Ellis County Kansas. My Great Grandfathers first name was possibly Paul and the Great-grandmother was possibly Catherine. My Great-grandfather was killed in a Standard Oil Company explosion in Hays, Kansas around the 1920's or 1930's. Any information you can give me would be appreciated.

Wayne Sheets Mon Jun 28 1999
I am looking for more info about the life of my wife's grandparents, Harvey James PENNEY and Ellen MAGRANE when they were children and then after they married in 1895. Both were, reportedly, very active in the politics and activities in Hays at the turn of the century and early 1900's. Harvey managed the Brunswick hotel,owned farmland and was an investor and Ellen was active with the historical society and worked in the post office.

Maggie Thu Jun 17 1999
My grandma was born in Ellis Co, Kansas in a sod house. Her parents were Walter SEWARD and Grace Warren COVERTt. I am looking for more information on Grace's father, Harvey Newton WARREN. I have no statistics on him. Only a picture of him and Grace at what must have been her wedding to Walter. Grace died in 1938 in Goshen,In where she and Walter later moved to. She was 58 at the time of her death.) Any help would be greatly appreciated!  Thanks!

Joy Stevens Tue Jun 8 1999
I am looking for any info on the GOODCHUCK Family from Ellis, KS. I need any info you can find on Victoria (Dora) GOODCHUCK, Matthew and Mildred GOODCHUCK. I am also looking for any info on Andrew and Mary URIE. They all came to America in 1888 from Bukovina,Austria. Michael GOODCHUCK (Victoria's husband) died in 1910. They attended St Mary's Catholic church. Matthew had 6 children and Victoria had 9. Do not know how many the Urie's had. Do know that the name GOODCHUCK was changed several times so don't know original spelling, but have been told to try Culjack, KULJACK, and KULJAIC. But so far have found nothing. Can you help please?  Thank You

Tim Easter Sun Jun 6 1999
My grandfather was named William Easter. He was born in the 1880s at Fort Hays, Kansas. Later, the family moved to Abilene, Kansas. The family eventually moved to California in the 1920s. My father, Willard Lester Easter was born in Pueblo, Colorado in 1917. My grandfather was named William Easter. He was born in the 1880s at Fort Hays, Kansas. Later, the family moved to Abilene, Kansas. The family eventually moved to California in the 1920s. My father, Willard Lester Easter was born in Pueblo, Colorado in 1917.

Roxanne Garrett Sat Jun 5 1999
I suspect that my husbands grandmother was born or lived in Ellis County..Would you please see if she is listed in your materials?
Irene Crossland b. 8-1899 d. 6-1990, Nevada, m. Ed Garrett then Edward Holderbaum, son born in McAlester, OK 1918.
That is all the info we have on her and I am having a hard time backtracking..

Linda Hannan Radcliff Wed May 26 1999
Searching for ancestors and descendants on the HANNAN / HANNON family, including various other spellings. Frank HANNAN was believed to have been orphaned at a very early age. Sent to work in Kansas, possibly to live with some relation? Franks parents are unknown, but his father was believed to have been of Irish descent coming through Canada and mother of Irish descent in Missouri. (This is all speculation at this point)

Frank HANNAN b. abt. 1880 St. Louis, Missouri married Sarah E. KUHN abt. 1900 in Ellis, Kansas. Frank was listed on the 1910 Ellis County Census as working for Keand Drill (? hard to read spelling) Anyone ever heard of this company? Together Frank & Sarah (Sadie)had 12 Children: Clarence b. 1900 Kansas?; Frank b. 1902 Wyoming?; Joseph b. 1904 Ellis, Kansas; Roy b. 1907 Ellis Kansas; Robert Henry b. 1909 Ellis Kansas; Francis b. 1910-1911 Kansas; Thomas Eugene b. 1912 Big Creek Ellis, Kansas; Madge b. 1913 Ellis, Kansas; Frank & Sarah (Sadie) moved to Hutchinson, Reno, Kansas where they had 4 more children: Dorothy b. 1917 Hutchinson, Reno, Kansas; Kenneth b. 1919 Hutchinson, Kansas; THE TWINS Ona Fern (F) and Ole Laverne (M) (my Father) b. 26 June 1921 Hutchinson, Reno, Kansas.

1920 Reno Census list Frank as Unemployed and Sarah (Sadie) as a cafe cook. The family moves next to Council Bluffs, Iowa.

The only link I know of for sure in this HANNAN / HANNON line is the fact that Frank HANNAN had inherited a disease known as HUNTINGTONS CHOREA (now known as HD), which in turn was inherited and passed on by several of his children. I am attempting to search this line back, without much success! Any help or information you could provide on the HANNAN / HANNON FAMILY would be greatly appreciated. Are there other HANNAN / HANNON lines with the same disease in their line? For further information on HUNTINGTONS and the research being done please see Huntington's Disease at the link below. Frank HANNAN died in 1937, in Clarinda, Page, Iowa, Huntington Disease http://hdsa.mgh.harvard.edu/huntingtonsdisease.nclk

Dorothy Lloyd Tue May 11 1999
My great-grandfather was supposedly a former justice of the peace holding meetings in his own home. His name was Andrew Jackson HOSLEY. Would anyone know how I would go about finding information about him?  The years were after 1900 and before 1915.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Kathi Knight Tue May 11 1999
Looking for info on my husband's great-grandfather who was born in Ellis, Kansas.   His name was Ora Burton BOWEN and I have his birth year as 1884, he married Alta Inez MAUPIN, and she was from Kincaid, Kansas and was born in 1898. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Nancy Clapper Tue May 4 1999
Interested in how one would go about researching a sod house in Ellis County.   A certificate was issued on September 28, 1955 for Lifetime Membership in the Sons and Daughters of the Soddies for Ethel CLAPPERS - HOADLEY, born June 8, 1880.  Her parents are William Newton CLAPPER and Haret (Florence) CLAPPER.   The certificat states that she was born in a sod house in Ellis County, Fort Hays, Kansas.  Does anyone know where the records or any information about any sod houses that are still in exsistence.

Richard Stevens Sat May 1 1999
Need info on Michael GOODCHUCK and Dora GOODCHUCK came to America in 1888 from Bukovina, Austria.  Need to know parents names.

Richard Anderson Thu Apr 29 1999
Seeking information on the daughter of Oscar ANDERSON.  One of his daughters has been variously referred to as Mrs. N. NEFF, Mrs. A. L. NEFF, and Mrs. O. L. NEFF. She would have been born between 1883 and 1914.  Her given name could be Salina R., Ester J., or Helen.  She was born in Sweden, the others in Smolan, KS.

Clar (Ruff) Evans Tue Apr 27 1999
Looking for information on my great grandfather John R RUFF. Also looking for information on my grandfather George Henry RUFF, son of John R. RUFF b. 1857 in Greenfield, Green, IL and Susan Anna FLATT b 1861 in Greenfield, Green, IL.  My great grandfather was Wellington MORRIS, also called Bob, b 14 Jan 1847 in Franklin New York.  Wellington was in the Union Army, enlisted as Bob Morris, I have good records of that.  Supposidly he became a cowboy and was a buffalo hunter when he came to Hays (1869?).  There might be a record of his arrival with 3 other Buffalo hunters.  He then had a farm near Hays.  Wellington MORRIS married Mary RUSSELL 12 Aug 1879 in Ellis, KS.  Also looking for information on Mary RUSSELL, reported to have been from around Russell, KS.

Wayne Sheets Tue Apr 20 1999
Interested in James L. PENNEY and Mary Ann NEISH.   We know they were born in New York and migrated to Hays, KS sometime between 1865 and 1890.  Any information that anyone has on the Penney lineage would be greatly appreciated.

Thomas Ward Mon Apr 19 1999
Looking for information about Henry Leslie WARD of Barton County married to Teresia Rose SCHENK. I don't know what year they were married.   Two children were produced; Earl Linwood, born 1894 in South Bend township, and Fred Eugene. Earl is my grandfather.  He died and is buried in Ellinwood, KS.   Henry Leslie WARD was married prior to his union with Teresia SCHENK, producing two children; Hans and Ira.  My mother thinks Hans was an optometrist in Kansas City circa 1947.  Ira was at my fathers funeral in 1967 in Ellis Ks.  My father was an MD in Ellis from 1953 until his premature death in 1967.  My father is Gerald Leslie WARD.  He was born Jan 11, 1922 in St. John, KS.   Any help would be appreciated.

Kimberly Hart Mon Mar 15 1999
I am seeking information on the MARSHALL family who lived in Ellis County around 1883.  William F. MARSHALL m. Mary ?  Wm.'s pension papers stated that they lived in Turkville and I believe Mary may have died there 21 Dec 1888.  Thanks for any help.

Art & Jackie Rogers Sun Mar 14 1999
Looking for a TRUMBULL who was supposed to be a sheriff in Hays, Kansas.

B-N-T@webtv.net Sun Mar 14 1999
I was trying to find any info. on any Vielguth's in Hays. My grandmother was born there her name was Clara Alvina VIELGUTH Jarvis. She married a Raymond W. JARVIS. I don't have very much info. All I know is that she was born on Nov. 20, 1922, she had 2 brother's that I know of named James b:in 1915, and Aurthur b;1920 There father was named Amos VIELGUTH, her mother is unknown maybe someone has info. or mabe can getit. Wellthanks.

Sherry Hamilton Thu Mar 4 1999 Thu Mar 4 1999
I have a land tax receipt from Treasure's Office, Ellis County, Hays City from 1886 that I've been trying to research but have come up empty handed. The last name on the receipt is Dalton but I'm unsure of the first name. The receipt number on the document is #857 and was issued 12/13/1886. I wish I could give you more information but it looks as though a doctor wrote this. The amount was for $45.00 of first installment on what looks like 640 acres. This document was found in Maricopa, California. I'm curious to know wheter or not this is any relation to the Dalton Gang. I know that one of the Dalton's lived in Hollywood and one in Sacramento. Maricopa fits in about half way between. Could you help me out on this? It would be fun to know.

Janice L. Reading Mon Mar 8 1999
I am researching the family of Philip F. MOCK, Ellis County, Kansas. He was married to Lador Kate KING, Ellis County, and both are buried in the Plainville Cemetery, Rooks County, Kansas. Thank you.

djfitzp@ibm.net Mon Feb 8 1999
I am seeking information about Walter Scott HEMSWORTH, b. 9/6/1873, Hebron, Pleasants Co., WV. He is said to have ended up in Hays, KS, to work in the oil fields, in early 1900's.

Wayne & Judy Sheets Sun Jan 17 1999
Harvey James PENNEY was born in New York on 10-12-1865 and moved with his parents, James PENNEY/Mary Ann NEISH sometime in the late 1800's to Ellis County at Hays City (sometime prior to 1895). He married Ellen Cecilia MAGRANE in Hays City on 2-4-1895. Harvey was an owner or manager of the Brunswich Hotel and Ellen was postmistress under T. Roosevelt's administration. Desire any information that any genealogy society, or other sources in Hays or Ellis County has on PENNEY/NEISH. Would be interested in the Catholic Churches and cemeteries active in the late 1800's to early 1900, and what Death, Marriage, Sacramental info they might have...County records on deaths in the same time periods, etc.

Keri McKenzie Sun Jan 17 1999
Seeking copies of obituaries of Christian Friederich HUCK b. 21 April 1857 in Minden, GER (date of death unk.) and his wife Susana (HUBER) HUCK who died in Ellis on 11 May 1937. Also seeking photocopy of birth and marriage records for their dau. Minnie Mantic HUCK. Minnie was b. in Ellis on 19 Mar 1891 and married Oscar Robert KLUTH on 2 Aug 1916. All assistance and information on these families is appreciated. Contact with cousins welcomed. My son is a descendant on paternal side.

Teri Wed Jan 13 1999
I know my family settled in Hays Kansas, at least half of them did, from what my Grandfather said, his name was Clarence DECHANT. I believe his fathers name was Alexander. My Grandfather had 2 sisters, Agnes and Sally, healso had brothers, Nick, Pete, and Bill, there may even be another brother. I would greatly appreciate any help.

Donna Colyer Hunt Mon Jan 12 1999
Looking for any information on Edward Everett COLYER, also known as E. E. COLYER, son of Colonel Edward COLYER. The Colonel lived in Elk County, and his son E. E. born c1868 in Carthage, Mo, reported to have been educated at Fort Hays Teachers College, then high school principal in Cheyenne County. Living in Hays by 1940, died in Hays1965. I have lots of info to share on this family. This is my "missing" group! Any help appreciated. Lookups will be repaid in kind when possible. Thanks. http://www.mychoice.net/colyer55/

EThorpejr@aol.com Mon Jan 11 1999
Seeking information pertaining to Everett THORPE (Sr) in Ellis County. He was born around 1887, and migrated to New York eventually. He was my father. Request any information regarding him or his parents (my grandparents). Thank you.

Carol Shaw Sun Jan 10 1999
I am looking for information on Johann Christian RATH (may have been known as Chris) and his wife Margaret HALL WISE. They were running a hotel which Margaret operated in 1867 in Ellis. They had a daughter named Gabriella who married a man named Charles C. BROOKER. Thank you

Marie Thu Jan 7 1999
Seeking information on Minnie FURTHMYER. The only information I have is a SSDI showing her residence as Hays, Ellis, KS. Born 30 Nov. 1888. I haven't gone any further as not knowing if FURTHMYER was her married name or not. I am into FURTHMYER's of Russell, Russell County, KS.

Vicki Harris Richardson Fri Jan 1 1999
My grandfather was Grant Wilson HARRIS, born July 23, 1888. I know that he did live in Hays, Kansas, between the year of his birth and when he married in Texas in 1915. (If someone can do a look-up?) I believe that it was his job with the railroad that brought him to North Texas, where he met/married Emma ENDSLEY in Cass County (North of East Texas). Grant had at least two brothers that I know of: Monte (Montgomery) H. HARRIS, born 1886, married Amy (unknown) and was living in Joplin, Missouri, at the time of his death in 1968. William HARRIS, born Aft. 1889, married a lady named Bertha. "Bill" and Bertha were living in San Antone, Texas in 1969, no word of their deaths. The mother of these HARRIS men were supposed to have been a music teacher. I have her picture, but no picture of a father. I believe there may have been another brother named Fred. Reply please to Vicki Harris Richards - GVRichards@aol.com.

Jo Ellen Ellis Malloy Fri Dec 4 1998
I am just starting my search for my father's family. His name was Wayne Eugene ELLIS, born in Tulare, CA 9/10/13. His grandfather was George Washington ELLIS, born in Ohio on 7/18/1852, died in Iola, Kansas on 1/26/1926. His wife was Mary Jane FREEMAN born 4/1/1856 in Kentucky and died 1946 in Florida. I would appreciate any help.

Karen Lowery Sat Nov 7 1998
I am searching for information on James and Sarah GRIPPIN. And any other Grippens. They were at Ellis County from 1880 until 1910. According to census they were born in PA. I would really like to know more about them.

Arlen WaltersThur Nov 5 1998
My grandmother was Anna ARNOLD, born in Victoria 7-Nov 82, married Jacob WALTERS 10 Nov 1903. Her parents I beleive to be Fredric ARNOLD, born Jan 1855 in Russia and Emma Dreiling, born May 1853 in Russia. There were 8 or 9 children in this family. Looking for any confirmation or additions to this information.

Terry Rohleder Mon Sep 28 1998
I'm currently looking for info on my fathers family. Anything that could be known please feel free to E-mail me. Looking for anything on the ROHLEDER family from Ellis county I think? My Father is Melvin ROHLEDER son of Alois ROHLEDER and Anna ROHLEDER. Alois ROHLEDER's father is Clemens ROHLEDER from Emmeram,Kansas approx 1898. I believe that my grandmother Anna was a DREILING. Any info or members of this family please contact me at tr33601@navix.net

Patricia Rigg Blake Mon Sep 26 1998
I am currently researching the family name of RIGG/SLOAN. My ancestor Mary Jane RIGG SLOAN was shown to live at a place called Hay or Hays City according to the affidavit of death on her father in 1877. Her husband's name was reported to be William Jasper SLOAN. Would anyone also know if land records are available for that long ago? Thanks for any help.

MichelleyF Sun Sep 20 1998
I am looking for information on my great grand-father, Ralph Francis WAGNER, born April 4, 1917 in Victoria, Kansas. His father was Anton Francis WAGNER. Siblings were: Richard, Art, Delilah, and Leona. I believe Ralph might still be living and in Kansas. He never married by great grand-mother, but I was told he did marry and has children: Anthony, Linda, Susie, and Vicky. Unfortunately, this is all that I know.

Ginny Mon Sep 19 1998
Searching for burial place of my Grt-Grt Grandmother, Sophie S. (Lanphear/Lamphear) BROOKE who died February 11, 1917 in Hays, according to family records. Her daughter, Clara, was married to Howard BAKER. Would love to make contact with anyone having information of them or Clara's sister, Hattie, who married Isaac J. BUCKLEW. My grandparents, Minnie BUCKLEW and Maurice Byno SOVERNS. (Clara's son by lst marriage) were first cousins that married; they grew up around Hays until their marriage. Any help or information would be greatly appreciated. My grandparents did not talk of their growing up years. Trying to fill in some stories etc. Thanks very much. Ginny in Florida VBasford@aol.com

Larry Wing Sat Sep 5 1998
I am looking for info on either Thomas WING or Jarvis WING, who may have moved to Ellis Co. in the late 1800s. Also looking for their sister Adelia, married to John SCHLOTTERBACK.

Cheryl Tue Aug 4 1998
I am trying to locate information on my grandmother. She was Hattie Mabel SNAPP daughter of William Louis SNAPP and Mary Arlinda HAYHURST. My grandmother's date of birth is 08-15-1892. Their home was in Ellis County. If anyone has any type of information please write to me.

Linda Hannan Radcliff Sat Jul 11 1998
Am researching the KUHN - HANNON families in and around Ellis, Kansas. Sadie (Sarah) KUHN b. Feb. 1883 Missouri married Frank HANNON 1900 Ellis, Kansas. Sadie and Frank are my paternal grandparents. There are serveral variations on the spelling of HANNON - HANNAN - HANAN - HANUM.) Any information or help in finding descendants or ancestors would be greatly appreciated.

Patty Sat Jul 11 1998
John Louis DUNCAN (my g-grandfather) came to Kansas in 1876, worked for George GRANT in Victoria, Kansas. Married his neice Margaret GRANT in Oct 2, 1879. They lived there until 1898. Any information concerning the two individuals listed above would be greatly appreciated.

John Gregory Sun Jul 5 1998
Am searching for information about a Jerene CRYSLER who is listed as being from Ellis, Kansas. She is listed on my fathers birth certificate as being his mother. My father's date of birth was 12-13-15. Her age was not listed. Any help or references appreciated.

Karla Mahlberg Mon Jun 1 1998
I am looking for any information on Mathias MAHLBERG, who lived in Ellis, Ellis County, KS in 1880 and died there in 1892. He had eight children. His wife was Katherine HALBLEIB. I am trying to find out where he came from, where he was born, and who were his parents and siblings.

Tina Telesca Sat May 30 1998
Researching Mattheaus STEGMAN and Christ STEGMAN of Pfiefer, Kansas.

Mike Powell Fri May 22 1998
I am currently researching information on my great grandmother Anna SEITZ. She was born in Ellis County, Sept. 6 1881. Her parents were George SEITZ and Anna Marie KUHN. She married Gashum POWELL in 1903. They had 6 children. Gashum, Helen, Mary, Bernadette, All, and George. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Melisa Carter Mon May 4 1998
Looking for the DOME family in Pfeifer, Kansas

John Tomkins Thur Mar 26 1998
I have been researching my wifes family for several years and have never been able to find any data on her GGrandfather, William A. HAMILTON, who lived in Hays, Kansas for several years.  Circa 1870 -1875. I know that two of his son's were born there but haven't found any documents to confirm the dates and location.  He may have run a General Store while there as he had one later on in the state of Washington.

His wifes name was Louise L. (GALLOWAY) HAMILTON. They had two son's with them,  Ira and John HAMILTON (by his first marriage) . Also two other son's were born in Hays, Kansas while they stayed there. They are as follows:

Ashford HAMILTON   b. 25 Jun 1871,  Hays, Kansas
Motz HAMILTON        b.15 Feb 1875,  Hays, Kansas

The family left about five months after Motz was born.  They went to California and then to Washington State where he founded a town called "Hamilton".

The 1870 Census films that I looked at were in such bad condition that I could not read half the names.  Perhaps there are some records located in Hays that might relate to this time period.  If you or someone you know could help me in this matter I would greatly appreciate the help.

Cherie Peck Sun Mar 22 1998
Looking for relatives of James Edward PECK born Dubuque, Iowa 1869 and died March 9, 1924. James married Emma Louise DICKERMAN in 1902 in Ellis, Kansas. Also seeking information about Charles Horace PECK, born Mason County, West Virginia on Feb 22, 1861 and died on Dec 8, 1915.

Katherine (Huffman) Clevenger-Burdell Sat Mar 14 1998
My grandfather is supposed to have been born in Schoenchen, Kansas. I do not have a D. O. B. His name was Peter Michael FRANK son of Peter J. FRANK and Anna BARBARA. Children of this union are Peter Michael, Magdalena, Simon, Barbar, John, Matt, and Joe. Peter Michael FRANK (my grandfather) married my grandmother Catherine KESSLER at St. Mary's Church, Marienthal, Kansas January 26, 1904. My mother was a daughter of Peter Michael FRANK. Her name was Magdalena, born May 22, 1920. My mother married James Byron HUFFMAN. I would appreciate any information you might have. Thanks for your help.

Kim Biegger Sat Feb 21 1998
I am trying to research my husbands family - this is what I've been told... Henry LEONHARDT moved to Hays, Kansas (from St. Marys, Ks) in 1898 (He was a German/Russian) He and his wife (Eleanora GOETTE) had 12 children, 8 of whom were living in 1900. Henry was buried in St. Joseph's cemetery (d. 20 Nov 1931 in Hays, KS) Eleanora died 18 Jan 1922, also in Hays. My husband is descended from their son, Nicholas John LEONHARDT who married a Margaret Rachel LAMBERT. I have very little on this family and would appreciate any information that you might come across. I have NO information on Margaret Rachel LAMBERT other than her name. She may be from this area, or possibly from the St. Marys, KS area. Any leads you can give me would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Donna Colyer Hunt Mon Jan 12 1998
Looking for any information on Edward Everett COLYER, also known as E. E. COLYER, son of Colonel Edward COLYER. The Colonel lived in Elk Co, and his son E. E. born c1868 in Carthage, MO, reported to have been educated at Fort Hays Teachers College, then high school principal in Cheyenne Co. Living in Hays by 1940, died Hays 1965. I have lots of info to share on this family, this is my "missing" group! Any help appreciated. Lookups will be repaid in kind when possible. Thanks.

Patti (Befort) Bertrand Sun Dec 28 1997
Searching for any information on the BEFORT family of Munjor, Kansas. Isador BEFORT, b 3/27/1902 in Munjor, KS and d 5/23/1932 in Munjor was my grandfather. Isador BEFORT married Rose URBAN, b 1/13/1909 in Antonino, KS and d 5/13/1995 in Victoria, KS. Isador's parents were George BEFORT, b 10/10/1878 and d 2/1/1924, who married Elizabeth ??, b 12/9/1881 and d 6/6/1958. George's parents were Casper BEFORT, b 3/3/1850 and d 6/1/1933, who married Maria Eva ??, b 11/2/1853 and d 2/26/1929. Any information or help in finding siblings, descendants, or ancestors would be greatly appreciated.

Patti (Befort) Bertrand Sun Dec 28 1997
Searching for any information on the URBAN family. My grandmother, Rose URBAN, b 1/13/1909 in Antonino, KS and d 5/13/1995 in Victoria, KS, married Isador BEFORT (date unknown), b 3/27/1902 in Munjor, KS and d 5/23/1932 in Munjor, KS.Rose then married on 10/1/1937 Frank WALTERS, b 12/22/1887 in Catherine, KS, and d 4/24/1959. Rose was the daughter of Joseph URBAN and Margaret MILLER. I do not have any other information on this line. Any information or help in finding siblings, descendants, or ancestors would be greatly appreciated.

Jonifran Tue Nov 25 1997
Looking for information on COPP family of Volga River/Russian history. Also looking for information about the REIDEL or RIEDEL family and the YOUNG family.

Ken Richards Fri Nov 14 1997
Looking for information on Isaac RICHARDS who moved to Ellis, KS in 1877, brought his family out in 1879. He returned to WV/MD area in winter of 1882 but his three older daughters Lou Alice RICHARDS, Isabelle RICHARDS, and Lena RICHARDS are believed to have stayed in Kansas, probably married. Any information will be appreciated.

Gordon L. Drollinger Mon Nov 10 1997
Am researching Philip Gottleib DROLLINGER, lived in Ellis county 1871 1880. Had 2 daughters, widow Bertha married a man named Allen lived in Pottawatomie for a while. Thanks.

John Meis Sun Nov 2 1997
Am very curious about the city of Catherine and settlers there with surname of MEIS.

Charles Bromley Sun Jul 6 18:44:26 1997
Mary Ann Russel Born 22June 1847, Syracuse,Onadaga, New York.Died, March 13, !883 Ellis, Ellis Ks. I am looking for her Mother and Fathers Name. She was Married to George Gore Lee Who oned a shop in Ellis.

Jerry Zajac Tue Jul 1 12:04:40 1997
Researching Jacob Kraupp and Agatha Reusch in Ellis County, Kansas.

Norma Wasinger Wed Jun 4 07:56:07 1997
Michael JUNKER came to Ellis Co. KS from Russia. His last name was changed to YOUNKER and then to YOUNGER. He married Margartha MEIER. She was born 16 Oct 1824 and died 1914 in Catherine, KS. The names of their children were: Johannes M. YOUNGER b 1857 m Catherine Marg PFEIFER Catherine YOUNGER b 1862 m Carl Anton SCHMIDT Magdolens YOUNGER b 1866 m Martin QUINT Francesca YOUNGER b 1873 m Carnel SCHMIDT Maria YOUNGER b 1873 m Michael QUINT Dorothy YOUNGER b ? Is there any one else working on this family line? Thanks

Mary Kay Hilt Wed May 14 08:58:08 1997
Looking for any family history on the GEIST Catholic families in Ellis, Hayes, Victoria areas. Looking for any Geist's owning 600 acre farm in 1953. Looking for any Geist's that were currently serving in the Navy, at the age of 23 in 1953. Looking for any female Geist's that were members of Future Homemakers of America in 1950 - 1953. Looking for any Geist's that may have lost a child at birth from 1937 - 1942. Looking for any Geist's that attended Catholic Grade Schools from 1940 - 1948. Any female Geist's that may have worked as a waitress or in a laundry from 1951-1953. Looking for any Agnes or Aggie Geist born between 1934 - 1936.

Lois Luke Sun May 4 09:09:06 1997
Ellis County. I am searching for information Candas McDonough, b. 7 Jan 1832 and d. 1 Apr 1924, in Hayes, Ellis, Ks. She was married to James Carter, b. 23 Aug 1826, and d. 2 Jul 1899, Hayes, Ellis, Ks. They were married in Hayes, Ellis, Ks. James was born in England. Also searching for information on John McCracken Smith, d. 19 Jan 1929, Hayes, Ellis, Ks, and his wife, Mary Elizabeth Alexander, d. 31 May 1928, Hayes, Ellis, Ks. They were married abt. 1875, in Virginia.

Ruby Martin Wed Apr 30 09:18:05 1997
we are looking for info on a E.E.Colyer. We know that he lived in Lane County in 1913 and lived in Hays in 1940. His father was Col. Edward Colyer. Date of birth for E.E. Colyer was anywhere from 1865-1875.

Thomas L. Denning Mon Apr 28 19:51:43 1997
I am looking for information on my grandparents they came to Kansas in the 1800's from Russia and later moved to Ill in the 20'.

Philip B Ellis Sun Apr 27 22:42:51 1997
I trace my ancestors from James Ellis, who was in Amer Rev War - a Sgt. - record is from 1753. Apparently Ellis families migrated south and west over the years. IAny known connection to above Jmes Ellis in Ellis County?

DAVID LINDAHL Sat Apr 26 13:16:29 1997
ALL DATA RELATING TO WALTER CLAIR, FLORENCE CLAIR, JULIA THURSTON IN ELLIS, ROOKS, AND OSBORNE COUNTY.

Kathy Berkes Fri Apr 11 09:25:46 1997
SCHMIDT, GEORGE I am looking for any information on my Great Grandfather George Schmidt. The facts I have are he was born on 8/14/1877 in ELLIS County. Thanks My email id is kjb@cray.com Kathy Schmidt-Berkes

Kelly Harris Sat Mar 22 12:36:30 1997
Looking for any information on Clarence Harris and his father William. William was conductor on Union Pacific around 1900, married Gussie Kinkade. Clarence married Mary Riedel. Also looking for any information on Joe Kinkade.

John Aust Losee Fri Mar 14 12:01:04 1997
I'd love to contact anyone working on the Ast/Aust, Wendling, Schoenthaler, KKing/Koenig, Armbruester, Zachmann, et al families who lived and continue to live in Ellis or Hays, KS - My grand- father was William John Aust son of Jacob Ast and Margaretta Koerber of Chehalis, WA and Hays, KS. Jacob's parents were Jacob Ast and Katharina Wendling originally of Illischestie, Bukovina, Austria and as of 1888 of Ellis, KS. Please drop me a line at JAL@NYSFIRM.ORG if you're interested in these families. I have tons of data on them!

Joel Ellis Thu Feb 6 11:13:49 1997
Any information on the Ellis surname comming to KS in the 1800's would be greatly appreciated.

Madeline Parker Wed Feb 12 12:52:09 1997
Seeking information on Mary Haubois, b: 1805, France; d: 16 Aug 1880, Ellis (Ellis) Kansas; on 1880 Fed. Census lived w/daughter Amelia Gothots, b: 1844, Pa, husband Frank Gothots b: 1834, Holland. Also would like to know cemeteries in Ellis, KS. mparker@tir.com

Carol Treptow Sun Feb 23 11:44:48 1997
Barbara Leonhardt b. 1877 St. Mary's, KS, dau of Henry Leonhardt and Eleanora Gotte. The family moved to Hays, Ellis Co., KS about 1898 m. Chrysosthomus "Joseph" Unrein children: Alexander, Paul, Henry, Gerhardt, Raymond, Albert, William, Marie Need any information on this family

Diane Goldhammer Thu Feb 13 18:25:00 1997
*NEW EMAIL ADDRESS* All queries posted before 2-13-97 by me are linked to a cancelled service. Send email to dianeg@softcom.net

John Andrew Prime Fri Dec 27 21:22:40 1996
Seeking information on Albert (or Alfred) PRIME, who possibly lived in Ellis Co. in the 1870s. He later lived in Mitchell County. Seeking ties with anyone researching PRIME, PRINE or PRUYN name.

Richard Wolfe Wed Oct 16 13:18:25 1996
I am looking for information about Harry Leroy Wolfe, born in Ellis County, KS

Roberta Mann Mon Oct 14 14:42:04 1996
Looking for information on James Rosco FREEMAN aka Rosco James FREEMAN b. 1884, Hamilton, KS. Father: William D. FREEMAN b. OH; Mother: Ada L. (?) b. Springfield, IL. Please E-Mail reply to: bobbie@ici.net


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