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Query Surnames: Hodges

Date: 26 Aug 1999

Query: I am looking for the cemetery info for Hodges, Olive 92-V2, Hodges, Sarah 92-V2, Hodges, Thomas 92-V2

Jack Starry starry1@prodigy.net

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co., KS, Vol. II, p. 92, Old Louisburg Cemetery, Row 7, Lot M 70, Hodges, Olive no dates or marker, Hodges, Sarah wife of Thomas 11 Jun 1858 - 14 Nov 1879.

Sean Furniss
Query Surnames: Henderson

Date: 26 Aug 1999

Query: I am researching my husbands family from Osawatomie, Kansas. His name was Corneilius Albert Henderson, born June 28, 1891, he had two brothers - Roy and Claude. C. Albert passed away 1898 and is buried in Elmdale. C. Albert was married to a woman named Emma Somers from Ohio, I do not know if they were married in Ohio or Kansas, after he passed away she remarried a man by the name of Dolan and I believe she is buried in Elmdale also but am not sure.

Fern Henderson fhenders@gator1.brazosport.cc.tx.us
Query Surnames: Gatlin

Date: 25 Aug 1999

Query: Hardy Gatlin family lived in Louisburg, Miami Co. Should be Hardy Gatlin as Head (b 1810 TN) and wife, Elizabeth (b 1833? IL), with children: David b 1862 MO; Thomas b 1864 MO; Isaac b 1867 MO; Lydia b 1873 MO. I also think one of their married daughters, Sarah R. Gatlin LONG, B 1860 MO was living with them in 1880. Need to know if she is shown as a Widow?

Carol Overturf joverturf@viagrafix.net

Response: The Gatlin family group is located in MI Co KS 1880 on Roll #389, ED 147 Sheet 29 Line 24: Hardy Gatlin, 69 with wife Elizabeth 67 and children: David, Thomas, Isaac, Samuel, Lydia and widowed daughter Sara Long. Her two sons Willie 2, and John 1 were living with this family also.

Glenn McAnarney
Query Surnames: Doty

Date: 24 Aug 1999

Query: I'd like to request a look up for the information on John Doty on page 220 in the Family Histories and Stories of Miami County, Kansas [Vol I].

Tessy Slaton TesSlaton@aol.com

Response: From Family Histories and Stories, [Vol I], p 220, James Karr story written by Shirley Karr. James Karr (b 1804, PA, son of Matthew Karr and Hannah Peas, d 4 Oct 1890, bur Jingo Cemetery, Miami Co, KS) married 4 times. First wife was Hester Doty, m 9 Apr 1825 at Franklin Co, IN, dau of John Doty. They had 8 children: Mary (b 1826, m Houston McCalip), Marie (b 1829, m Andrew Stevenson), Margaret (b 1830, m John King), John (b 1833), Andrew (b 1834), Hester (b 1836, m John Werth), Direxa (b 1838, m Otha DeMoss), Jane (b 1840, m James DeMoss).

On pp 219-220 there is approximately 16 column inches about the Karr families, including one picture of the Hamp Karr family. Much of what is written is about James Karr and his children from his second wife. There is nothing more written about the Doty family or James Karr and Hester Doty's children.

Sean Furniss
Query Surnames: Christie

Date: 23 Aug 1999

Query: I descended from Elendor Christie (married Elisha Crump). She is supposed to be a sister to Israel Christie and a daughter of William Christie.

Lauretta Cole LeeCole@aol.com

Response: The only information posted regarding the Christie family appears to all be related to the Israel Christie and his descendents. If you check the obituary listings you can find a reference to Israel Christie posted by one of his descendents. You may wish to consider contacting them.

Sean Furniss
Query Surnames: Friel, Hopkins, McNelley, Nevius, Purvis

Date: 22 Aug 1999

Query: Family Histories and Stories of Miami County, Kansas [Vol I] Hopkins, Gertrude Conover Nevius 280, 281. Miami County Births 1884-1911 - Friel, - Chas 68, McNelley, C. W. 4, Friel 64, McNelley, Wm. 77, Purvis, - 48, 63, Purvis, James 103, Purvis, Lizzie 43. Cemeteries of Miami County, Kansas, Volume II - Hopkins, Esther 84, Hopkins, Frankie 84, Hopkins, Reece 84, McNelly, Charles W. 104, McNelly, Jennie 104, Purvis, L. F. 77, Purvis, Sophia 77. From Family Histories and Stories of Miami County, Kansas, Vol. II on: Hopkins, Thomas 34, McNelly, Mr. 38, Purvis (surname only) 88, McNelly, Charles 89

Leslie Barnes Leslie_Barnes@msn.com

Response: From Family Histories and Stories, [Vol I], p 280-1, approximately 16 column inches regarding the family of Martin S. Nevius and his sons William Vreeland Nevius and Cornelius Suydam Nevius. Gertrude Conover Nevius Hopkins is mentioned by name only without any additional details. Martin S. Nevius (b 23 Sep 1838 Bushkill, PA, d 14 Jan 1897, bur Wagstaff Cemetery, Miami Co, KS) married 25 Nov 1853 to Sarah Vreeland, moved to KS 1870, served in Civil War (Co K, 30th NJ Regiment), children: Charles Henry, Cornelius Suydam, William Vreeland, Ella Frances (m. Goebel), Gertrude Conover (m Hopkins), and Martin Edward.

Information from Vital Records of Miami County, Kansas, as abstracted and indexed by Patricia Merrill Hollingsworth p. 43 - "04 Mar 1893 Francis Marion White, male, b Somerset, Miami Co., KS; father - Marion White, age 31, b Davis Co., IA, blacksmith; mother - Lizie Purvis, age 28, b Davis Co., IA, third child of mother, res Somerset, KS." p. 48 - "20 May 1894 Unnamed Pattorff, male, b. Louisburg, Miami Co., KS; father - Pearl E. Pattorff, age 22, no birthplace listed, American, farmer; mother's maiden name Purvis, age 18, no birthplace listed, American, first child of mother, res near Louisburg, KS." p. 63 - "27 Aug 1899 Unnamed Wollington, female, b. Louisburg, Miami Co., KS; father - Jno. Woolington, age 30, no birthplace listed, American, laborer; mother's maiden name Purvis, age 24, no birthplace listed, American, third child of mother, no residence listed." p. 103 - "20 Jan 1911 Unnamed Purvis, male, b. Louisburg, Miami Co, KS; father - James Purvis, age 30, no birthplace listed, American, plassterer (sic); mother - age 25, American, second child of mother, ers (sic) Louisburg, KS, no other information. Return by P. F. Gatley, Louisburg, KS."

p. 4 - "16 Apr 1886 Unnamed McNelley, male, b. Louisburg, Miami Co., KS; father - C. W. McNelley, age 24, b. KS, druggist; mother - Catharine Peer, age 22, b. IA, first child of mother, res. KS." p. 64 - "14 Aug 1899 Unnamed Hasty, female, b. Louisburg, Miami Co., KS; father - Will Hasty, age 26, no birthplace listed, American, farmer; mother's maiden name Friel, age 23, no birthplace listed, American, second child of mother, no residence listed." p. 68 - "04 May 1901 Unnamed Friel, male, black, b. Osawatomie, Miami Co., KS; father - Chas. Friel, age and birthplace not listed, American, laborer; mother Minnie Linville, age 22, no birthplace listed, American, first child of mother, no residence listed." p. 77 - "18 Feb 1906 Unnamed McNelley, female, b. Louisburg, Miami Co., KS; father - Wm. McNelley, age 31, no birthplace listed, American, clerk; mother Daisy Kean, age 30, no birthplace listed, American, third child of mother, no residence listed."

From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol II, Louisburg Cemetery, p. 77 - Lot 213 East Side - Purvis, L. F. d 1 Feb 1901, age 55y 2m 6d, Co C 26 Ind Vol. Inf Civil War; Purvis, Sophia July 1844 - 20 Feb 1920. p. 84 - Lot M 5 - Hopkins, Reece father (no dates); Hopkins, Frankie son (no dates); Hopkins, Esther dau (no dates). p. 104 - Lot W 56 - McNelly, Kate wife of C. W. 30 Nov 1866 - 1 Feb 1887; McNelly, Charles W. 1862-1940; McNelly, Jennie 1869-1942.

Family Histories and Stories of Miami County, Kansas Vol. II, page 34, in a story about the Elm Grove Baptist Church in a listing of "Other memorials", Rev. Thomas HOPKINS is named as the donor of a "Picture (Christ in Gethsemane)". Submitted by Virginia (Weaver) Knop.

On page 38, in a story about the Miami Presbyterian Church it says, " ... In 1868 a Mr. McNELLY deeded an acre of land to be used for a school, and in 1869 an adjoining acre was deeded for a cemetery. Later, due to school redistricting, the land was returned to Mr. McNELLY, and he subsequently deeded it for a church. In 1887 the church was formed ..." Submitted by Pat Fox, Clerk of Session.

On page 88, in a story titled "Growing Up In Louisburg, 1926-1944" by Phil Thomas, History Writer, it says "...Just across the alleyway to the west, in my earliest memory, there used to be a shoe shop, perhaps operated by a man named PURVIS ..."

On page 89, in a story titled "Growing Up In Louisburg, 1926-1944" by Phil Thomas, History Writer, it a discussion about the McElheny Drug Store, it says "...In the rear of the drugstore proper, Charles McNELLY had his insurance office ..."

Sean Furniss, John M. Baker
Query Surnames: Hufstedler

Date: 20 Aug 1999

Query: Could you do a lookup for me for Miami County, KS Vol II #103, for HUFSTEDLER, LOUIS S.

Waneta M. Vickers neta@wichita.infi.net

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol II, p. 103, Louisburg Cemetery, Row 3, lot W 44, Hufstedler, Louis S. 1 Jun 1875 - 22 Mar 1953.

Sean Furniss
Query Surnames: Dellinger

Date: 15 Aug 1999

Query: Family Histories and Stores of Miami Co., KS, Vol. 2 S. Emmitt/Samuel Emmitt Dellinger 135, 136+p, 218. Would you please tell me the listing for Dellinger on the 1878 Taxpayers?

Kathleen Sullivan sully@vnet.net

Response: Pages 135-136 have approximately a page and a half of information about the extended Dellinger families going from Peter Dellinger (b 12 Oct 1838, father George Dellinger, mother Dorothea Helsey) to the late 1980's. Two pictures are included. p. 218 has about one-quarter of a page related to the McKinley family. Ethel Mary McKinley married Samuel E. Dellinger.

In the 1878 Taxpayers list, P. DELLINGER (age 39) and M. (presumably P's spouse) (age 30), in listed in the Wea and Ten Mile Township section. They owned 160 acres at WE34-15-24, which is in the Northwest part of Wea Township, 2.5 miles South of the Johnson/Miami County line and about 7 miles West of the Kansas/Missouri State line.

On the 1901 Atlas, P. is listed as Peter, property same location. There is also a T. A. DELLINGER with 80 acres adjoining Peter's property on the West and a plot of 66.20 just across the road along Peter's South property line. Adjoining T.A's 66.20 acres along it's East property line are 86.22 acres owned by S.E. DELLINGER.

Sean Furniss, John M. Baker
Query Surnames: Beeman

Date: 13 Aug 1999

Query: I am looking for information about my grandfather Arthur Beeman (born 1894 KS) and his father Lafayette Washington Beeman.

Sharon GrapePeopl@aol.com


Query Surnames: Hollopeter

Date: 12 Aug 1999

Query: I am working on a HOLLOPETER single-surname project and would appreciate any information you might have regarding T. J. Hollopeter. According to the cemetery index, s/he is listed in Vol. 3, p. 436 of the Miami Co. cemetery

Dawnette Thompson RbnGdfello@aol.com

Response: Vol. 3 - "Cemeteries of Miami County, Kansas" - Paola Cemetery, located in Paola, KS - Oak Grove Addition, North half, Section 3 - Page 436 - Lot 936 HOLLOPETER, T. J, Jr. no further data.

Lorene Fort
Query Surnames: Nutt

Date: 12 Aug 1999

Query: I found entries in the Cemetery Index for the surname NUTT, in Volume 2, page 130, 132, & 135; and Volume 3, page 387 & 668.

Chris Hankins foffer@olypen.com

Response: Vol. 2 - "Cemeteries of Miami County, Kansas" - Pleasant Valley Cemetery, located on Kansas 68 Highway 10-1/2 miles west of US 169 Highway or 1 mile east of the Franklin County line - Page 130 - Row 8 (reading North to South) - Lot 71 (beside drive) - NUTT, Mary M., wife of E.J., Died Dec 27, 1900 42Y 1M, NUTT, Franklin, Oct. 2, 1892 1Y 8M 18D, NUTT, Elmer, May 4, 1894 1M 18D, sons of E.J. & M.M. Page 132 - Row 13 - Lot 89 (beside drive) -NUTT, Henry B., March 1, 1861-Jan. 7, 1907, NUTT, Eliza, wife of Henry, Died June 19, 1890 59Y 9M 5D, (also a metal marker...missing letters). Page 135 - Row 20 - Lots 96 (beside drive) - NUTT, Dorothy SHERAR, mother 1895-19__, SHERAR, Laura A., 1869-1966, SHERAR, Harry, 1870-1965

Vol. 3 - "Cemeteries of Miami County, Kansas" - Paola Cemetery, located in southwest Paola, Kansas - East Addition, southern half - Page 387 - Lot 62 NUTT, Rollin Edwin - December 23, 1919-Decemeber 31, 1926, CRAM, Baby - 1918 (lamb on stone), BRUMIT, Mamie (grandmother) - October 28, 1896-February 20, 1987, BRUMIT, Leonard F. - February 6, 1891-May 23, 1958 (Amer. Leg.) Kansas Pfc. 33 SERVICE Co. SIGC WWI. Page 668 (Pleasant Valley Cemetery) - NUTT, Dorothy SHERAR - Mother - 1895-1988 (see above)

Lorene Fort
Query Surnames: Kasiah

Date: 11 Aug 1999

Query: I've am searching for a Joesph and Rosa Kasiah in Kansas. I have letters from my great Aunts leading me to believe they were in Miami or Osage. In the Enid, Oklahoma Census in 1900 it showed: They had children born in Kansas: James Paul Kasiah born Dec. 1872, William B. Kasiah born in Sept. 1878, Joesph Carl Kasiah born Jan. 1886

Robbie Kasiah kasiah@mailcity.com


Query Surnames: Molotsky

Date: 9 Aug 1999

Query: I would like information on the Molotsky references on p. 261 of Family Histories and Stories

Irv Molotsky (email address non-functioning)

Response: From Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS, Vol. I, p. 261 - approximately 8 column inches text and 2 photos related to the family of John and Letha Endecott McDonald written by Bernita McDonald Ala. Velda Marie McDonald (b 3 Dec 1924, father John Isac McDonald, mother Letha Ann Endecott) married Martie Molotsky, Kansas City, MO. Family picture from 1 Jan 1960 includes Diana Molotsky(?), Celia Molotsky, Velda Molotsky, Kathleen Molotsky, Marty Molotsky.

Sean Furniss
Query Surnames: Bell

Date: 8 Aug 1999

Query: Miami Co Cemetry Vol 2 page 111 Mary Frances McDowell Bell

Barbara starcastle1@prodigy.net

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol II, p. 111 - Louisburg Cemetery, Lot 171, Bell, Mary F. mother 1839-1923, Bell, Homer L. 1891-1917 Co D 353 Inf 89th Div.

Sean Furniss
Query Surnames: Chandler, Mettlen

Date: 6 Aug 1999

Query: I am seeking a picture of Will E. Mettlen b 1874, d 1937. He married Belle Chandler b 1884, d 1917. He is supposed to be pictured with two of his sons, Oscar and Arthur born 5 Feb1913.

Myrton Thompson, Jr. trey@lcc.net


Query Surnames: Shaw

Date: 6 Aug 1999

Query: Trying to find information on James Shaw and wife Mary Harrington Shaw. James M. Shaw Reference MICOGESOQU vol 5 p 76, Mary Shaw MICOGESOQU vol 4 p 77. From cem record the dates they had for them were Mary 1835 -1921 and James 1844 -1923 buried new New Hillsdale cem. I picked them up in 1880-1900-1910 in Marysville twp. Is there any way I could get an obit or and thing else that might be available.

LaVerda Butler grannie@onlinemac.com

Response: From MICOGESOQU vol 4 p 77 - Mary Watson Shaw of Hillsdale, death reported on Dec 23 1921 in Dec --, 1921 Miami Republican. From MICOGESOQU vol 5 p 76 - James M. Shaw of Hillsdale, death reported on Mar 19, 1923 in Mar --, 1923 Miami Republican. Information on obtaining newspapers through interlibrary loan can be found at http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/miami/papers/index.html.

Sean Furniss
Query Surnames: Winchell

Date: 4 Aug 1999

Query: Would you please look up Alexander Winchell p230 and let me know what information there is on his registration card.

Carolyn Fairchild blueeyes48@hotmail.com

Response: Information from World War I Draft Registration Cards, Miami County, Kansas, as abstracted and indexed by Patricia Merrill Hollingsworth p. 230 - "Arthur Winchel, age 36, b. Aug. 26, 1882; employed as farm laborer by Lewis Phenicie in Miami Co., KS; nearest relative - Alexander Winchel, Peculiar, Cass Co., MO. Medium height & build, dark brown eyes, black hair. Home address Osawatomie, KS."

Sean Furniss
Query Surnames: Dunbar, Guerin

Date: 3 Aug 1999

Query: I checked your indexes for the names of some of my relatives and wonder if you could send me the info contained in them? The first is regarding the GUERIN family mentioned on page 133 of Miami County Family Histories & Stories. The second is regarding the birth of John U. Dunbar listed in the Miami Co Birth Index 1884-1911.

John Burdick jburdick@pacificoaks.com

Response: From Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co., KS, Vol I, p. 133 - Abraham and Harriet Cook by Michelle R. Tyrrell. Abraham Cook (father - Richard of England, mother Elizabeth of KY) b 19 Jan 1865 Coreydon, Harrison Co, IN, m 12 Jul 1866 Harriet Alexander (father - David Alexander, mother Lydia) b 17 May 1848 Harrison Co, IN, she had 2 brothers Charles H. and Josiah, children: David Court, Ada Belle, Unah Elizabeth, Lydia Edna, Charlotte Ann.

Unah Elizabeth Cook b 26 Aug 1873 Ford Co, KS, m 2 Mar 1904 Bucklin, Ford Co, KS, Austin Werner Guerin (father - Alexander Guerin, mother Sarah Dunbar) b 22 Aug 1859, Macon Co, IL, he had 4 brothers - Louis, Alexander, Juan, John, 1 sister - Henrietta, child: Ada Roxana.

Ada Roxana Guerin b 3 Mar 1912, m 22 May 1937 Kansas City, Platte Co, MO, Ernest Bertram Harris (father Ernest Harris, mother Phrana Idella Williams) b 17 Mar 1908 Burlington Junction, Nodaway Co, MO, children: Elizabeth Ann b 16 Jul 1939, Eugene Roxy b 4 Jul 1943, Nancy Carol b 23 Sep 1949.

Nancy Carol Harris m 16 Dec 1966 Douglas Charles Tyrrell (father Wellington Lionel Tyrrell, mother Ruth Harriet Healy) b 11 May 1942 Muskegon, Muskegon Co, MI, children Michelle Renee b 14 Apr 1969 Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, Steven Douglas b 27 Nov 1970 Paola, Miami Co, KS, Julie Anna b 28 Sep 1973 Paola, Miami Co, KS.

Information from Vital Records of Miami County, Kansas, as abstracted and indexed by Patricia Merrill Hollingsworth p. 65 - "03 Mar 1900 Unnamed Dunbar, male, b. Osawatomie, Miami Co., KS; father - Jno. U. Dunbar, age 33, b. KS, laborer; mother - Belle Hollingshead, age 32, b. KS, third child of mother, res. Osawatomie, KS.

Sean Furniss
Query Surnames: Phenneger

Date: 2 Aug 1999

Query: I would like information on Helen Phenneger Vol I, p. 95, Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS.

Jack Phennegarphenneger@netscape.net

Response: From Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS, Vol. I , p. 95. Information about Lloyd Milton Barkis by Gladys Barkis Walters. Martha Ann Barkis (father Lloyd Milton Barkis, mother Minnie Matilda Weaver) b 9 Oct 1944 Paola, Miami Co, KS, m 7 Mar 1965 Joe Moreland (father Malcolm Moreland, mother Helen Phenneger) b 9 Jun 1943 Wichita, KS, children: Jeffrey Carl b 22 Sep 1966, Jennifer b 29 Oct 1968.

Sean Furniss
Query Surnames: Jacoby, Williams

Date: 2 Aug 1999

Query: Could I find out if Andrew Jacoby and Amanda Williams are listed on the 1870 census?

Judy casino@valkyrie.net

Response: Andrew Jacoby, 33 and Amanda 17, are located in the 1870 Miami County KS Census on page 504, Stanton Township, lines 35 and 36. They are living with Amanda's father, Aaron Williams, 51 and what appear to be her brothers Stephen 28, John 26, James 13, and Willie 6. There is no other female listed in the family group.

Glenn McAnarney

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