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Query Surnames: Michaels

Date: 30 January 1998

Query: I am looking for the information about Newton Michaels listed in Vol I, p. 80 of Cemeteries of Miami Co., KS.

Scott Michaels smichael@a-sis.com

Response: In Cemeteries of Miami Co., KS, Vol. I, p. 80, Green Valley Cemetery, Section 1, Row C, Lot 18 are the following: Michaels, "Mother" 1822-1918; Michaels, Newton 24 Sep 1825 - 18 Jun 1882; Michaels, Sarah 25 Jan 1858 - 25 Nov 1899. The KS office of vital records should have a death certificate for mother Michaels and you should check to see if there are obituary notices for them in the Miami Co. newspapers. A listing of microfilms for newspapers can be found on the Kansas State Historical web server at http://www.ku.edu/heritage/kshs/library/news.htm#m. You can order the films through interlibrary loan.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: O'Brien

Date: 27 January 1998

Query: I am seeking information about Serrana O'Brien who is listed in Cemeterties of Miami Co., KS, on p. 102-V1. Also Amanda O'Brien 39 V3; Clark O'Brien 218 V3; Nancy O'Brien 102 V1; Nancy J. O'Brien 237 V3; Thomas O'Brien 102 V1; J. E. Bell 97 V1; M.A. Bell 97 V1.

Judy McMichael Gmcmichael@worldnet.att.net

Response: Serena is listed along with Atha and Froston O'BRIEN as being in Grave #9, Row 5 of the Indianapolis Cemetery. There is also an inscription noted that they were the children of T. & E. O'BRIEN. No dates or other information on Serena, though.

From "Cemeteries of Miami County, Kansas, Volume III - In the Elmdale Cemetery, Osawatomie, Row 11, Amanda E. O'BRIEN, 1862 - 1927, is buried next to Samuel J. O'BRIEN, 1855 - 1934 In the Osawatomie Cemetery, Row 16, Clark O'BRIEN - Father - Sep 10, 1875 - April 20, 1975; Row 17, Nancy Jane O'BRIEN - Mother - June 29, 1894 - March 10, 1979 is buried next to Orville T. "Corky" O'BRIEN - Ks SSgt US Air Force Res, WWII, Korea, August 10, 1927 - August 3, 1973.

From Cemeteries of Miami County, Kansas, Volume I - In the Indianapolis Cemetery, Row 5, Grave #3, Nancy O'BRIEN January 18, 1807 - November 2, 1887; also in Grave #3 is Thomas O'BRIEN February 25, 1827 - March 17, 1904, O.A.R. Marker (1865). There was no grave listing for J.E. BELL, or M.A. BELL, but there was for the following people who I think might be who you're looking for, in Section II, Row 1, both in Grave #6 - Jennie BELL, September 7, 1859 (broken stone (may not be this person) says Aged 2 yr 7 mos), May BELL 1862, Aged 1 yr, 6 mos (this is a double stone for both) Children of J.E. & M.A. Bell

John M. Baker

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Query Surnames: Harbison

Date: 27 January 1998

Query: I am searching for information on the HARBISON surname. Aaron HARBISON and his wife Eliza BEETS were among the first settlers in Miami County. I believe that Hampton HARBISON was Aarons father but I have no information except his name. The information posted about Miami Co. cemeteries shows a Hampton and Martha HARBISON on page 42. Was Martha his wife? I would appreciate any information (birth, death, maiden name, place of origin, etc.)

Steve Maul phc-mti@nb.net

Response: In Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol. II, Old Hillsdale Cemetery, p. 29 - Harbison, Clara "Mother" May 15 1853 - Feb 3 1935; p. 42 Harbison, Hampton born Mary 5 1822 died Oct 16 1881, Harbison, Martha His wife born Dec 9 1836 died May 23 1911; New Hillsdale Cemetery, Row 16, Lot 189 Harbison, Rebecca 1875-1945, Harbison, Stephen P. 1874-1943.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Martin

Date: 26 January 1998

Query: Could you please check Vol 1 page 203 for Mary Martin. I would like to know if she is buried in the State Hospital Cemetery and what the dates are

Norahiatt@sprintmail.com

Response: Sorry, the reference to a Mary Martin on page 203 is in an entry for Sarah A. Martin, listed as the daughter of Jesse & Mary Martin. If you believe Mary Martin is buried at the Osawatomie State Hospital, you have to write to the Miami Co. Genealogy Society (P. O. Box 123 66071) because the burials at the cemetery are listed by number and for privacy reasons have not been made public. If she is there the Mi Co Gen Soc has the information and can give it to you.

John M. Baker

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Query Surnames: Stamback, Stanback

Date: 23 January 1998

Query: I am looking for information on these Stamback names in the cemetery index of Miami County - Alonzo P 97-V1; Davie 97-V1; Mary Ann 97-V1; Mary R. 97-V1; Rose E. 97-V1; J. F. 102-V1; Annie 253-V1; Jess 253-V1; Clara B. 263-V3; John T. 263-V3. I am also interested in finding out about James M. Stanback was born 1902 in Miami County, KS. He died in Independence, MO in 1994. Can anyone tell me who his parents were?

Judy McMichael Gmcmichael@worldnet.att.net

Response: Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol. I, Indianapolis Cemetery (located Osawatomie Twp., NE S 8, T18, R22) Section I, Row 1 - Grave #3 STAMBACK, Mary Ann 1870 - 1914, Grave #4 STAMBACK, Mary R. March 26, 1872 - July 13, 1909, Wife of D.W. Stamback (large stone), Grave #5 STAMBACK, Davie September 9, 1873 - August 28, 1958, Grave #6 STAMBACK, Alonzo P. November 11, 1860 - February 26, 1933 (large double stone), Grave #7 STAMBACK, Rose E. January 4, 1868 - December 22, 1921 (large double stone). Section III, Row 4 - Grave #6 STAMBACK, J.F. 1864 - 1944 Additions ---- STAMBACK, Annie b. March 2, 1867 d. June 10, 1914, wife of Jess Stamback, STAMBACK, Jess * Listing in the Index may have been from Annie's entry as there was no burial listing for Jess

Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol III, Osawatomie Cemetery (located N of Osawatomie, NW from the Midway Drive-In Theater, starting SE corner going N) Row 21, going North - STAMBACK, Clara B. 1902 - 1959, STAMBACK, John T. 1894 - 1974

John M. Baker

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Query Surnames: Casida

Date: 17 January 1998

Query: Would like additional information on Frank Casida b.Aug 1859, Cass Co, MO and his wife Annie Schamerhorn b.Apr 1883, Jasper Co, MO. They are listed in the 1900 census of Miami Co, KS. This is Frank's second wife. Who was his first wife? Is Isacc Casida b.Aug 1831, KY his father? Is there a marriage record in Miami Co?

102545,3122@compuserve.com

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Query Surnames: Brandt

Date: 17 January 1998

Query: I would like information available for two names listed in the cemetery records book. Both are listed as Brandt, child 26-V1. I am interested any family information that might be available.

Dandelion@prodigy.net

Response: Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol. I, p. 26, Block Cemetery, Trinity Lutheran Church, Row 6 - Infants, Child of John Brandt b 1913 d Jan 8, 1913, Child of John Brandt b 1911 d Mar 20, 1911. No additional information is available about these two children.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Sims

Date: 14 January 1998

Query: Any family of William Franklin Sims, Louisburg, Miami Co., KS. b. July 16,1853 -- d. August 6, 1935 -- Louisburg Protestant Cemetery. First wife was Nancy Jane McCraw

Gene nomram@swbell.net

Response: In Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS, p. 344 has information about John Franklins Sims and Shirley Jean Prothe, approximately 3 inches of text in one column. Summarized as follows: John Franklin Sims (b Kansas City, KS 30 Jul 1938) son of Orville Glen Sims (b Louisburg, KS) and Verna Mae Stanton (b Jennings Co, IN) grandson of William Franklin Sims and Mary Elizabeth Moody Sims Parker, and John Sherman Stanton and Avis Underwood Stanton Shultz, married Shirley Jean Prothe (b 10 Sep 1941), dau of Edward Frederick Prothe and Manda Mable Minden, granddau of John William Porthe and Doris Sophia Rodewald, and John Minden and Ida Marie Reifel. John and Shirley live in Topeka, KS. Children: Robert Charles (b 25 Nov 1961 , m 28 Sep 1985 to Michelle Louise Day, residents of Hutchinson, KS) and Ryan John (b 28 Feb 1974 ).

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Fry

Date: 12 January 1998

Query: I am searching for cemetery records on James A Fry and Ida Maybelle Fry p. 45-V3.

Barbara HarmAssoc@aol.com

Response: Volume III of the Cemeteries of Miami County, Kansas is for the Elmdale Cemetery in Osawatomie, Miami Co., KS. The FRY's you seek were listed as being in Section IV, Row 18, with the following information: Fry, James A. 1863 - 1928; Fry, Ida Maybelle 1869 - 1936.

John M. Baker

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Query Surnames: Jones, Sanford

Date: 12 January 1998

Query: Seeking parents and siblings of Austin Appolios Jones, born 1831 in NY, married Maria T. Sanford in Hopkington, NY 1850. Moved to MI, IA, KS, died in Osawatomie, Miami, KS in 1910, buried Elmdale Cemetery. Any information on this family welcome.

SButler284@aol.com

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Query Surnames: Little

Date: 11 January 1998

Query: I am seeking information on the Little family and would like the cemetery records for Little, Charles A. 114, Little, Charles W. (2 entries) 82, Little, Ethel 147, Little, infant 132, Little, Lillian M. 114, Little, Ray 147, Little, Ronald E. 82, Little, Roy W. 147

catkinsn@ecity.net

Carolyn Leverich Atkinson Response: Here is what is listed in the Cemeteries of Miami County, Kansas, Volume II for the LITTLE's you queried about.

Louisburg Cemetery, original plat dated Oct 1, 1891, lots 410-584, May 18, 1910 page 82 - Lot 452
Little, Ronald E., Sep 13, 1951 - Apr 3, 1982
, Charles W., Oct 12, 1918 - Jun 24, 1980, Sgt U.S. Army WWII
, Charles W., Jun 28, 1944 - Jun 29, 1944 (Charles Wesley 1D(ay))
page 114 - Row 3, lot 525
Little, Charles A., father, 1891 - 1969
, Lillian M., mother, 1897 - (May 9) 1973

Pleasant Valley Cemetery, surveyed Jan 16, 1880,page 132, Lot 53
Little, Infant, Koughlins Service, 1910

Scott Valley Cemetery, no dates listed, page 147, Lot 16
Little, Ray, Aug 31, 1892 - Mar 3, 1899, children of H.H. & S.F.
, Ethel, Aug 8, 1890 - Mar 1, 1899
, Roy W., Feb 9, 1899 - Nov 11, 1918, 43rd Co., 5th Marines

John M. Baker

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Query Surnames: Voas

Date: 6 January 1998

Query: I am seeking information about the Voas family of Osawatomie, Kansas.

Melinda Easley Voas squid@exec.tscnet.com

Response: There are no records for Voas in Family Histories and Stories, in the three volumes of cemetery records or in 1878 Miami County Kansas List of Residents and Taxpayers. The closest name was for a Fred E. (1882-1951) and Martha L. (1888-1972) Yost, in Lot 140 of the Wagstaff Cemetery, Miami County, Kansas, listed in volume II.

Sean Furniss, John M. Baker

Query Surnames: Abney, Guempelein

Date: 5 January 1998

Query: My ggranfather William Guempelein m. Grace Abney (b 23 Jan 1872, d 24 Aug 1913, bur Louisburg, KS). Family rumor is that she has family in Miami County. I am seeking any data about her. I have fairly complete data on William Guemepelein forward and have gone back 1 generation.

John Wilson wilson@netusa1.net

Response:The only reference I found to Guempelein was in Cemeteries of Miami Co., KS, Vol. II, p. 92, Old Louisburg Cemetery, Row 7, Lot M 63, Guempelein, Grace Abney Jan 23, 1872-Aug 24, 1913; Guempelein, Walter J. Jan 12 1907-June 19, 1980 S Sgt US Army WWII *Legion, Drake-Jones, Taliina, OK.

Although no relationship is apparent, there are 27 records for the name Abney in Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co., KS, and 30 records for the name Abney in the 3 volumes of Cemeteries of Maimi Co., KS.

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Query Surnames: Belden, Lloyd, Mabie

Date: 4 January 1998

Query: Seeking descendants of John C and Selecta Mabie who died in the 1860's, in MI. Their daughter Helen Mabie married Francis Belden, children: Ella, John, Mark and Clara. Clara Belden married George Albert Lloyd abt 1888, and died in Paola, Miami Co, KS in 1949. Could this John C Mabie be the brother to my Jeremiah Mabie, since they are buried side by side in Van Vleck Cemetery, Palo, MI. Check our Family Genealogy at: http://www.qtm.net/~cbryant/

Cindy Bryant cbryant@qtm.net

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Query Surnames: Squirrel, Hon-Ne-Quah

Date: 4 January 1998

Query:I am seekin information about a Shawnee family. My family could be buried under Hon-Ne-Quah, this is Shawnee for Squirrel. It is spelled phonitically because there is no correct way to spell in Shawnee. My Uncle spells it Huniqua

Keely ovation@midusa.net

Response: There are no records for Squirrel or Hon-Ne-Quah in the three volumes of cemetery records. It appears that most of the records for Miami County related to the Miami, Wea, Peoria and Plyankicha tribes. Even these records are fairly sparce because the tribes apparently began to relocate to Pottawatomie Co, KS, in the late 1840's or early 1850's, although there are records for baptisms up till about 1861. Kinsella's book History of the Cradleland pp 237-244 lists baptisms, marriages, deaths but mostly 1846-1848.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Surber

Date: 3 January 1998

Query: Cemeteries of Miami County, Vol 1 ... C. F. Surber, page 11 ... I would be most appreciative if you could look up the information for the preceding name.

Elvina Hiatthiatt@flash.net

Response: Here's what I found in Volume I, all in the Beagle Cemetery: Page 11, West part, Lot #55, (Jim Surber) - SURBER, Jim Feb 17, 1871 - Sept 7, 1948; SURBER, Daily L. Jun 11, 1874 - Sep 19, 1955; SURBER, Lemuel G. (son) Mar 13, 1894 - Jun 20, 1963. Lot # 58 Surber, C. F. 1869-1916. Page 12, East part, Lot #72 (Sam Surber) SURBER, Samuel D. 1861 - 1929 "father"; SURBER, Rebecka R. 1861 - 1945 "mother", Lot #56 (Elizabeth Surber) SURBER, J.M. Jun 20, 1834 - Apr 5, 1902, Cass Co. Mo. Home Guard; Elizabeth Mar 29, 1838 - Jun 1, 1907 "wife", Lot #57 (Elizabeth Surber) - no marker "Gone but not forgotten"; SURBER, Sarah A. (wife of J.P. Donn). Page 17, West part, Lot #93 (Joseph Surber) SURBER, Mabel H. Mar 13, 1886 - Feb 21, 1948; SURBER, Joseph T. Mar 7, 1885 - Dec 19, 1961. Page 18 Lot 109 S1/2 Surber, Sam no marker. Page 22, under a section titled "Names not listed" there are 3 entries - SURBER - old stone back of cemetery; C. E. SURBER 1869 - 1916; Samuel J. SURBER, Sr. Feb 8, 1899 - Jul 26, 1976

In Vol. III, p 645, corrections/additions to Vol I, are as follows: Lot 55 Surber, James M. - Feb 17, 1871 - Sept 7, 1948, Surber, Daisy L. - June 11, 1874 - Sept 19, 1955; Lot 58 Surber, C. F. 1869 - 1916 (F.L.T.); Lot 56 Surber, J. M. - June 20, 1834 - April 5, 1902 Cass Co H Mo Home Guard (Civil War Vet.) (Mason) How desolate our home herell of thee...Thy God has claimed thee as his own

John M. Baker

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