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Queries 1996 - 1999:

DATE: 29 NOV 1998
NAME: Charles Stanley
Can anyone tell me how the spot called Swamp Angel that is east of Manhattan got its name? Many thanks.
DATE: 15 JUL 1998
NAME: Gwen Adams Cail
SURNAME: ADAMS/ADDAMS
In reviewing the "List of Pensioners" I noted a Joseph Adams - certificate No. 218,910 - who injured his left ankle and was receiving $2.00 per month. My great-grandfather was a Joseph ADAMS (ADDAMS). He was born in Pennsylvania 15 Sep 1847. I haven't been able to locate his parentage or what happened to him after his second marriage to a Helen Fisher - 30 Apr 1883 in Elkader, Clayton Co., IA. My Joseph ADAMS has two children born in Sheridan Township, Ottawa, KS. I don't know whether the pensioner, Joseph, is related to me or not. If you have information on this Joseph ADAMS would you please share it with me, so I can determine if this is my ancestor. Thank you.
DATE: 22 JUN 1998
NAME: Freda Strampe
SURNAME: ALLEN/POUND
Adeline (Ada) POUND married David Wesley ALLEN in 1877 in Pottawatomie Co., KS. Is Archie ALLEN born 1891 died 1966 and buried in the Louisville Cemetery, Pottawatomie Co., the son of Ada Pound and David Allen? Would like any information on the above people. Thank you.
DATE: 8 SEP 1997
NAME: Elaine
SURNAME:  ALLISON/JOHNSON
Looking for information on a Dr. Clara Hambilton Allison and her husband Dr. Allison, no first name for him, both were dentists; late 1800's.  Also, looking for info on William Thurman Johnson age 22; married Malinda Chaney age 16; m April 10th by S. O. Stanley, Justice of the Peace in Minneapolis.  Thanks!
DATE: 21 OCT 1997
NAME: Dee Rombeck
SURNAME: ALQUIST/JOHNSON/SWANSON/VANDAHL
I would like to know about Cleburne, KS. My mother Alphie Marie Swanson Alquist was born near Zeandale, but raised around Cleburne. Her mother was Anna Alviria Johnson Swanson/Vandahl. Alphie's sister Doris Alviria Swanson Netson married Ralph Netson. One of the last to leave Cleburne when it went under water, (Tuttle Creek). {NOTE: Cleburne, Riley County, Swede Creek Township use to be a next door neighbor to Pottawatomie County.)
DATE: 5 Aug 1999
NAME: Adam Schafer
NAME: AMERICAN CITY, KS
I was wondering if anyone had any pictures of America City, KS. I have already checked the Havensville Historical Society. If anyone else has any, please contact me.
DATE: 2 DEC 1998
NAME: valerieand@msn.com
SURNAME: ANDERSON
Looking for information on Charles Joseph Anderson, born 1883 in Westmoreland, Pottawatomie, Kansas. This is the only information we have on him.
DATE: 17 JUN 1998
NAME: Linda Comstock-Teel
SURNAME: ANDERSON
Payton Wesley ANDERSON, b. Nov 1822, Madison/Garrard Co, KY; d. 1/3/1893 Louisville, KA, m. Sarah TORBET 1839 in IN and Sarah STURGIS (when?) in IN. Payton and his two wives had 7 children: Eliza Jane, Gabriella, James P., William S, Mary Emily (my Great-Grandmother), David E. and Charles E. Anderson. This family (minus Mary Emily) left IN after 1864 when Sarah Sturgis Anderson died and show up on the 1870 Pottawatomie Co. Census. Mary Emily was left behind in IN with an aunt and uncle. The 1880 census showed Payton with daughters Eliza Jane and Gabriella in the same household. Gabriella is shown as having rheumatism. What happened to the other children? The 91st Annual Anderson reunion will be held in August and I'd like to give them some new information on this family. Thanks.
DATE: 8 APR 1997
NAME: Jane Jurik
SURNAME: ARNOLD/JOHNSON/SULLIVAN
I am researching the following families who settled in Pottawatomie Co between 1854 and 1870: Patrick SULLIVAN, Benjamin F. JOHNSON, and J. W. ARNOLD
DATE: 11 Oct 1997
NAME: Cindi Wafstet
SURNAME: ARMSTRONG - DEAN
I'm interested in locating others researching Nancy Marie ARMSTRONG and Benjamin Franklin DEAN, who were married in American City, Kansas. And James ARMSTRONG, who died in Pottawatomie County on October 13, 1874.
DATE: 30 Jul 1999
NAME: Marcia Franklin
SURNAME: ASHMAN
I need some help with ASHMANs. My grandmother's father, Bert Isaiah ASHMAN, married her mother (Inez Annabelle HAM) in Westmoreland on 3 Nov 1898. I'm not sure of either of their places of death, but I know Bert was born on 26 Jan 1871 in La Porte, IN. His father reportedly was born in England, but that is all we know of Bert's parents. Can anyone help me figure out where to go from here? Would the marriage certificate have parents' names? Any info anyone can provide me would be greatly appreciated.
DATE: 30 Oct 1997
NAME: Karen
SURNAME: BAIN/CARSON/BRAZZEL/CHURCH/THOMPSON/TINGLEY
Looking for information of the William and Elizabeth BAIN CARSON family who moved to Louisville in 1871 from Ohio. Their children Charles D. died 1880 (How?); George Washington who married Francis TINGLEY in Wamego in 1886; William B of whom I have no knowledge; and Anna who married John THOMPSON of the Belvue area. William died in May 1901 and according to the paper obit was buried in Louisville Cem, the Cem has no record of this. G W's 2 eldest sons Charles married an Elizabeth BRAZZEL who died leaving 2 small sons in a flu epidemic. When and where married? Leslie married an Edith CHURCH from Westmoreland. William and wife listed in Wamego in the 1900census. Also looking for the BAIN'S. Eliz's father William died in 1871 and is buried in Louisville Cem. Her other known siblings were James C; George W. and Robert.
DATE: 19 FEB 1999
NAME: Phyllis Ahmadia
SURNAME: BAKER
I am looking for information on Nettie Baker who was born, according to the family bible, November 6, 1863 in Westmoreland. We believe her father was Volney. Sibs were Charles H, Joseiah Ephraim Riz, Volney Sherman, Hariet Josie, Mae and DeSella.
DATE: 9 Oct 1998
NAME: John Baker
SURNAME: BAKER/JACKSON
I am looking for the family of Littleton H. Baker who died in Pottawatomie County on Aug 16, 1894 and was buried in the Olsburg Cemetery with his wife Mary Jane Jackson Baker. She died on March 17, 1894. I want to know his connection with this area, as his son and my grandfather, Oliver, settled further to the west in Phillips County, KS. Thanks.
DATE: 24 Apr 1999
NAME: Beulah Dicus
SURNAME: BEISLEY/BEISLY
BEISLEY family information wanted. I am looking for information about William and Elizabeth BEISLEY or BEISLY and their descendants. Their daughter, Sarah Jane Beisley married Joseph CHREST and lived in Pottawatomie County in the late 1800's. Elizabeth Beisley lived with the Chrest family in 1880 according to the Census. There was also a David BEISLEY, believed to be their son, who lived in the Wamego area. Any help in locating information on this family or their descendants would be greatly appreciated. I am also interested in finding the burial places of William and Elizabeth BEISLEY.
DATE: 3 Oct 1999
NAME: Marylin Plant Benfield
SURNAME: BENFIELD
Looking for marriage records on two of my great aunts, Carrie Raymond to Louis Lamie late 1800s and Rose Raymond to Jim Worley same time frame. Believe they married in Pottawatamie Co, probably St. Mary's area. What Catholic Church might have been there at that time?
DATE: 24 Sep 1998
NAME: Evely Allen
SURNAME: BENTON
Seeking information of Edward Taylor Benton b 14 Aug. 1862, Lake Co. IN., s/o Homer Benton and Esther Ann Taylor Vinnedge, lived Wamego, KAN. Need any info on this man. Jessie May Benton, b 22 July 1872, Wamego KAN., d. 6 Nov. 1934, m. John C. Boyd. Need place of death and any decs. Will share information on this BENTON family.
DATE: 31 Jan 1999
NAME: Karen Portzer
SURNAME: BERNINGER, LUTZ, LINK, WINTERS
I recently learned that several families from Grossheubach, Klingenberg, Bayern, Germany moved to Flush, Pottawatomie, Kansas in 1854. I am researching Berninger, Lutz, Link and Winter in Grossheubach. I am interested in e-mailing with anyone who has ancestors from Grossheubach.
DATE: 7 Sep 1998
NAME: Cindy Lou Long
SURNAME: BERRY
Seeking information on Charles Wellington Berry born about 1855 in Wheaton, Ks. Married Emma Noe in 1878 in Wheaton, KS.
DATE: 21 NOV 1997
NAME: Patti Bertrand
SURNAME: BERTRAND
Searching for any info on the surname BERTRAND.  Would also like any info on BERTRAND HOUSE and/or Mrs. O Bertrand, propietoress in St. Mary's (News Article, Jan 12, 1878, Early History).  I am willing to share information that I have.
DATE: 18 Aug 1997
NAME: Mary Blackburn
SURNAME: BLACKBURN/HARLAN
I am searching for information on my Great Aunt; Anna R. BLACKBURN. She married J. Douglas HARLAN on 8 Feb 1893 in Andrew County MO. In the Pottawatomie Co. KS Cemetery Project there is a listing for J. Douglas Harlan b. 1863 - d. 1925. There is also a listing for Robert M. Harlan B. 1893 - d. 1928. There is no mention of Anna HARLAN in this listing. Any information on these family members should be greatly appreciated.
DATE: 26 Jan 1998
NAME: Jim Lokenbauer
SURNAME: BOHNER
Looking for ADAM BOHNER b. in Weidenbeurg, Bavaria, Germany. He married Elizabeth (Allis) ? (no name) b. 1831 in Nassau, Germany, d. 30 Aug 1880 in Wamego, KS. She and kin are buried in Wamego Cemetery. ADAM is not. Adam was also in the Kansas Calvalry Volunteers during the Civil War. Help?
DATE: 2 Dec 1996
NAME: Dorothy Perkins
SURNAME: BOURM
I am looking for information on Joseph William BOURM, b. 7 Jul 1875 at Grinnel, Iowa. He lived and worked in Jackson and Pottawatomie counties when a young man and retired back to Kansas. I am hoping there are still some family members in either of these counties.
DATE: 30 Mar 1999
NAME: Linda Stienstra
SURNAME: BREYMAN/VON BREYMAN
Looking for descendants of, or any information pertaining to, WILLIAM VON BREYMAN, of Wamego, Kansas, c. 1870-1880. He was the cousin of my great-grandfather, according to his diary. I did locate William in the Census of 1870, as "Breyman" but that is the only reference I find to him. I have gone thru the Cemetery Lists, and find only a "Braman." Could this be the "Americanized" version of Breyman? Any information on this family truly appreciated! I'll be glad to share information on the von Breyman's backward (to Germany c. 1630). Thank you in advance - and check out my webpage for more information on this family! http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Valley/9227/genealogy.html
DATE: 5 NOV 1999
NAME: Teresa Woods
SURNAME: BROWN
I am looking for information on my gr gr grandfather George Brown, middle initial F or C, spouse's name Mary Jane. George was born in 1849 and died in 1919. He had a son named Clarence R. Brown who was born December 6, 1874, 'near Westmoreland' Kansas (my gr grandfather) and died June 1, 1916 in El Reno, Oklahoma. They migrated and ultimately ended up settling in the Union City-El Reno area. I thank you for taking the time to read this and would be very appreciative of any information you might have or a direction you could point me in, I have hit a brick wall. Thank You.
DATE: 6 JUL 1997
NAME: Glenna Enguist
SURNAME: BUCHER/ERNST/LAUER
Frederick ERNST m. Sophia BUCHER (both born in Germany), died in Wamego in 1890's. Their son, Joseph Antone ERNST and Mary Josephine (Phena) LAUER, were married in Blaine, Kansas in 1894. They had 6 children: Fredrick John ERNST, Albert Roman ERNST, Joseph John ERNST, Earl Aloysius ERNST, and Hazel ERNST (born in Seneca and Blaine, Kansas). These are my parents, grandparents and g. grandparents. If you have any information, please email me and we'll exchange information.
DATE: 4 Jan 1999
NAMES: Karen Beatty
SURNAME: BURKDOLL
Searching for anyone with a BURKDOLL connection. There were Burkdoll's in Pottawatomie Co., KS in 1875 and they then moved a few miles south to Osage Co.
DATE: 7 Aug 1999
NAME: Joan Smith
SURNAME: BUSHONG
I'm researching the BUSHONG family and seeking information on a BUSHONG male who was a school teacher near Manhatten, Pottawatomie Co, KS in 1916. This BUSHONG was supposedly an uncle of the R.M. BUSHONG who was murdered in KS in 1916. Is there a link with this BUSHONG, and the BUSHONGS who lived in the Miltonvale area? Any pertinate info appreciated.
DATE: 20 Sep 1998
NAME: Darla Myler
SURNAME: BUTTON/TAGGART
I am looking for information on the MEAD BUTTON family. MEAD BUTTON of Guthrie Oklahoma md. LOUELLA daughter of JAMES AND MILLIE (WEICKER) TAGGART of Bosworth Missouri. MEAD and LOUELLA is believe to be living in Wamego, Kansas, in 1920. Any informaiton regarding this family is greatly appreciated. Thank You.
DATE: 5 Oct 1997
NAME: Sarah Shaw Tatounova
SURNAME: CALHOON
Looking for descendants of Harley Eads Calhoon, born 24 Sep 1884 in Phillips Co., KS, died Jan. 1968 in Pottawatomie County. He was married twice, first to Clara Ada Parker (died 24 Oct 1905), 2nd to Sophia Gringles, marriage 01 Jan 1906 and two children that I know of, Velma Calhoon and Olyn D. Calhoon. I'm descended from Harley Calhoon's sister Lizzie Bell Calhoon.
DATE: 3 Mar 1998
NAME: Ken Birrette
SURNAME: CLANNON
Looking for information on the name Clannon. If you have any information please e-mail me. My mother was a CLANNON from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada.
DATE: 11 Mar 1998
NAME: Norman Clark
SURNAME: CLARK
Im looking for ancestors named Clark. Settled in the Wheaton area around the 1860's from Indiana. His name was Joseph Milton and wife Rachel Anna (Good). He remarried after Rachel died,to Augusta Kohn Thuolf, he had a total of 11 kids. My grandfather was Olie.His nephew Bob still lives there I think. The Clarks settled into this area with the Toothacres and the Buchanans at the same time by covered wagon from Indiana. I was looking for some history on them all. Maybe in old newspapers now put on computer files that I could access. Any help would be great. I haven't really talked to family there,the families here in Northern California lost contact when our grandparents passed away.
DATE: 5 JUL 1998
NAME: Elizabeth Smithburg
SURNAME: CLARK
Looking for information on John Henry Clay CLARK. b.13 Mar 1822, Ohio; married Mary Jane MOORE on 28 Oct 1848, Missouri. His family came to the Adams Creek, North Louisville and Louisville areas around 1860. John Henry settled just west of the Pauling School where he taught school for awhile. Some of the family stayed in Kansas others moved on west. Thank you for any help you can give me.
DATE: 24 Sep 1998
NAME: Evelyn Allen
SURNAME: CLARK
Seeking information on George W. Clark b. 17 Nov. 1869, Pottawatomie co. s/o Wm Clark and Mary A. Churchman, m. Sadie Disney 17 May 1892. Need decs. and dod. Also Flora Jane Clark b 17 Feb. 1865, d. 14 Dec. 1924 m. Edwin Boyd 22 May 1889, Wamego, Kan. Need decs. Will gladly share my information on this Clark family.
DATE: 25 FEB 1999
NAME: Donna Miller
SURNAME: CLAWSON
Interested in learning anything about Virgil Clawson and wife, Alice Hamilton Clawson, thought to have been in Wamego, KS after 1890 until their deathts (prior to 1930). Also information about Bill, Bunn, Cora, Edna, Rex Clawson during 1900-1915.
DATE: 23 FEB 1999
NAME: Brian Young
SURNAME: COLAHAN
I am looking for information on my great great grandmother Elizabeth Guerin. She was born in St. Louis Missouri in 1871. She married James Colahan in Pottawatomie County in 1888. I am mainly looking for information on her parents. I don't know what their names were but I believe they may have been from Ireland, I also pretty sure they were Catholics. Any information would be great. Thank You,
DATE: 31 AUG 1998
NAME: Mike Conaway
SURNAME: CONAWAY
I am searching for information about the family of Andrew J. Conaway. He moved to Onaga, Kansas, sometime around 1860 and reportedly died there in the 1880's or early 1890's. Any help appreciated.
DATE: 11 Nov 1999
NAME: Darlene Allen
SURNAME: COSTELLA/COSTELLO
Am looking for a Cecelia Costello who married John Walsh near Blaine, KS in 1905. Two of their children are Madelyn Augusta Walsh b 1913 or 1916 and Michael Walsh born April 15, 1917. Thanks
DATE: 26 JUL 1998
NAME: John E. Hedeen
SURNAME: COYLE
Grandparents named William Hall Alexander and Evalina Coyle met in Wamego prior to 1911. They moved to Salina after marriage. E. Coyle died in Colorado around 1918. I would appreciate any information on E. Coyle and her relatives.
DATE: 7 MAR 1998
NAME: Deborah Jackson
SURNAME: COX, PEDDICORD, FORTH, DANIELS, DIKE, HARD
Looking for information on the following families: COX, PEDDICORD, FORTH, DANIELS, DIKE, HARD and associated families. (Have lots of information to share.) In 1869, Robert C. Peddicord, his wife Harriet Briscoe (COX) and their family moved to the Wamego area. At least 2 of Harriet's brothers also migrated to Pottawatomie County around this time frame. The brothers were James L. Cox and Robert E. Cox. Other siblings who may have lived in the area include Albert E. Cox, George H. Cox and Sarah Ann (Cox) Peddicord -- her husband, Edward S. Peddicord, was the brother of Robert Peddicord, her sister's husband. The Cox brothers were involved in farming and livestock brokerage. James returned to their native home of Morgan County, Illinois to marry Mary Robinson. James and Mary made Pottawatomie County their home and were the parents of 4 children (George , Lula Mae, Herbert, and Robert). My Great Great Grandfather was Robert E. Cox. He married Mary Jane Forth of Pottawatomie County about 1875. By 1880 Robert and Mary Jane had moved to the Kansas City area were Robert was worked as a broker for the Kansas City Stockyards. Her parents were Jacob Forth and Armina Fields. Armina Forth appears in the 1860 census of Pottawatomie County (Louisville). I believe Jacob Forth has passed away by this time as she is the head of household. By the 1870 census Armina is married to her neighbor, James R. H. Daniels. Mary Jane is living with them along with several of Armina's and James' children. What happen to Jacob Forth? Where did Armina Fields Forth Daniels go? Are there descendents of these families still living in the area?
DATE: 18 JUN 1998
NAME: J. Walker
SURNAME: COX
Seeking info about Jesse James COX, b 27 January 1844, Johnson County, MO. Married 28 February, 1869 to Nancy A. MINER, in Bates Co., MO. Buried Wamego, KS, date ????, probably after 1920.
DATE: 19 Nov 1997 NAME: Tammy Stuart
SURNAME: CROSBY
I am looking for information on Frank Crosby, born Dec 18, 1876 and d Sept 18, 1940 in St. Marys, KS. He is buried, I think, in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Marys. He was married to Mary Anne McWilliams. If you have info please email me. Thanks.
DATE: 29 Jan 1997
NAME: Lori Prorok
SURNAME: CROWL/WARNER/HOLBERT
I am searching for my g-grandmother Gertrude Lydia (Crowl) Warner Holbert. I believe she was born in St. George KS, Pottawatomi Co. in 1871 and married George Harvey Warner 1890 in Riley Co. Later in 1913 she married Montgomery Holbert also of Riley Co. I have not been able to find her on a Census since 1910 and have not found a death record. Montgomery Holbert was not married to her at his death.
DATE: 14 May 1999
NAME: Shae Crowley
SURNAME: CROWLEY
I am looking for any information on Joseph O. Crowley or Dora Ethel Drum Crowley. They were married in Soldier, Kansas in 1905, but lived in Havensville. They both came to Kansas from Ohio. Joseph from Rock House, Ohio, and Dora from Benwood, Ohio. Joseph also had a brother, John Crowley, who in 1953 lived in Solider, Kansas. At least one child was born to Joseph and Dora while they were in Havensville, Edna Pearl, born January 5, 1910. From Havensville they moved to Franklin County, Kansas, somewhere around 1922. There is a Minnie Crowley buried in Havensville Cemetery, Fairview, I believe. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
DATE: 16 Oct 1999
NAME: Janice Collinsworth
SURNAME: CRUM
I am from Ohio and have 1 great uncle and possibly his father who possibly took up residence in your area. They are Grover C. Crum and Henry D. Crum. Both are buried in the Onaga cemetery. I noticed there was also a Jaw Downs Crum and a Calvin L. If anyone can share any information about any of these individuals please respond to this message. Thank You.
DATE: 23 FEB 1999
NAME: Danielle Bowen
SURNAME: CURWICK
I am doing research on my family and I found a woman named Elizabeth M. Curwick on a cemetery list for Pottawatomie County Kansas, Mt Calvary Catholic Cemetery. I do not know who she is and I was wondering if you knew how I could get more infornation about her. Any help you can offer will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time.
DATE: 4 Jun 1999
NAME: Danielle Bowen
SURNAME: CURWICK
I am searching for any information on the name Curwick. I have some information on Andrew Curwick born in Canada, but was on the Pottawatomie County census for 1880. I also have some information on Abraham Curwick from the 1900 census. I would like to know if there are any others out there or if there is an earlier census with Abraham and the names of his parents. I know he was born in 1870 in Kansas. Thank you.
DATE: 18 JAN 1999
name: Neil and Cathy Joenks
SURNAME: DAY/NELSON
I am looking for information on Agnes Josphina Day she was born in Pottawatomie county and later married Alvah Campbell Nelson. This is all the information I have on her she may have passed away in 1956. I also know that her youngest son's name was Milo Dean Nelson and went by the nickname of John.
DATE: 11 Oct 1997
NAME: Cindi Wafstet
SURNAME: DEAN - ARMSTRONG
I'm interested in locating others researching Nancy Marie ARMSTRONG and Benjamin Franklin DEAN, who were married in American City, Kansas. And James ARMSTRONG, who died in Pottawatomie County on October 13, 1874.
DATE: 21 Feb 1997
NAME: Charlotte Deane
SURNAME: DEANE/DEAN
I am doing research on my family name DEANE. My research indicates Oscar Bruce Dean and Ebeneezer Carlos Deane's (who were brothers) grandfather was Silas Deane. I want to find out if this is the Silas Deane who was a Connecticut lawyer and diplomat and signed the Declaration of Independence. I had been told that Oscar and Ebeneezer came to Kansas in the early 1860's and that Ebeneezer disappeared while hunting and was never found. Any information you have on the Deane family would be appreciated.
DATE: 29 Jan 1998
NAME: Carol Frank
SURNAME: DENNIS
Looking for information on a Dennis fam. that includes Hiram Dennis 1830-1904 and Forrest Dennis 1888-1973 because of a suspected connection with our Dennis family. Any information appreciated.
DATE: 10 Aug 1999
NAME: Nancy Nicolaus
SURNAME: DETIMORE
Seeking information on George F. Detimore (9/5/1829 to 3/22/1919-buried at Westmoreland City Cemetery) and his wife Elizabeth Jane Detimore (3/16/1826 to 9/26/81-buried at Admantha/Jenkins cemetery) and their children: John Anderson-b.1854, Margaret-b.1856, Erastus-b.1858 (buried Westmoreland City Cemetery 1935), James L-b. 1861, William P.-b.1863 (buried Westmoreland Cemetery 1938 ??), Harriet-b. 1867 (buried Admantha/Jenkins cemetery 1869), Emily J. -b.1869. The family arrived in Pottawatomie County between 1863 and 1869.
DATE: 7 Jan 1998
NAME: Leona Headley
SURNAME: DISNEY
I am try to find the cemetery where my GGG grandparents are buried. James Disney b. 10-May-1808 d. 03-Dec-1875 or 76 Susanna (Susan) Disney, wf b. 18-Mar-1815 d. 19-Jul-1891 Information from Susanna's obit in Ottawa County say's, they came to Pottawatomie County in the 1870's. That James died in 1876 and at which time she has resided in Ottawa County. So I am assuming that James died in Pottawatomie County and I know Susanna did die in Ottawa County.
DATE: 24 Jul 1998
NAME: Kari Skouson
SURNAME: DOAN/DOANE, SHELDON, TRIMPER, WHITBECK
I am searching for information about my relatives Bryon L. DOANE and his wife Helena (Whitbeck) DOANE, as well as my great-great-great-grandfather Truman P. DOANE, who is buried in the Louisville cemetery (1807-1892). The family seems to have lived in Pottawatamie County from the mid-1870s until at least 1900. Alida Ann (Whitbeck) SHELDON is also buried in Louisville, and she was Helena's eldest sister. Their mother Elsie (Staats Whitbeck) TRIMPER is also buried in Louisville, next to her second husband Jacob TRIMPER. I am interested in finding the death date and burial place of Truman Doane's wife Eliza (Emerson) DOANE, and anxious to find anyone who might be descended from Byron and Helena Doane, for we would be doubly related.
DATE: 15 Dec 1997
NAME: Marlene Di Giovanni
SURNAME: DOWNING
Looking for further info on James M. Downing and wife, Alice M. who are listed in Pottawatomie Co. KS 1870 Census in Blue Twp; he is 24 and she 16 with infant John C. 4 months. He was a Stone Cutter and later moved to other parts of KS. Did they marry in Pottawatomie Co?
DATE: 15 Aug 1997
NAME: Shirley McKim
SURNAME: DUNCAN/CARTWRIGHT
I am trying to locate my great-great-grandparents: George W. Duncan and Elizabeth Cartwright. They were married in Boone County, Indiana in 1840. Their daughter, Mary Ann was born in 1845 -- I do not know where -- and married in Boone county, herself. BUT, the family can not be found in Indiana between the two marriages. Family rumor has it that "grandma was from Kansas" and since I can see that there is a 0George W. Duncan of the proper age to be Mary Ann's sibling buried in Admantha/Jenkins Cemetery in your county -- I am wondering if there might be a connection. Anyone researching this family -- I would LOVE to hear from you!! Many thanks for this post. I am willing to share what information I have.
DATE: 7 Jun 1999
NAME: Dixie Duncan Voss
SURNAME: DUNCAN/WASHINGTON
My name is Dixie Duncan Voss, my address is 1070 county Road Q, North Bend, Nebraska 68649. My Grandfather, James Byron Duncan, was born and raised in Pottawatomie County. My Great grand parents were George Washington and Keziah Duncan from the Westmoreland area. I have worked on the Duncan line for several years. I would like to correspond with other family members that are doing research.
DATE: 13 Dec 1999
NAME: Janice Smith
SURNAME: DUNCAN
I am just now starting genelogy on the Duncan family. Any one with information on Homer or Elizabeth R Duncan or decendents of I would love hear from you. I know of one daugther Lucille. May have lived in the Wichita area in the 30s. There was two or three other brother and sisters in this family but don't have any names.
DATE: 27 May 1999
NAME: Forrest L. Dunn
SURNAME: DUNN
My great-grandfather "Thomas C. Dunn" sold 160 acres of land in Pottawatomie County in the Territory of Kansas on the 1st of July 1858. I would like any information anyone may have relative to my great grandfather. I know he had one son - my grandfather William Edgar Dunn who lived in Ingalls, Oklahoma.
DATE: 17 Jul 1999
NAME: Mitzi Eby Dentler
SURNAME: EBY
My greatgrandparents were Anna E. Fultz McClane (1870-1942) and Thomas B. McClane (1863-1939) and they are buried in the Havensville City Cemetery. They had one daughter, Eva, and possibly two sons, Dawson and Galen McClane. Eva and Ralph L. Eby had one son, my father Floyd Eby. Please contact me if you have any information about this family.
DATE: 9 Dec 1996
NAME: Ellen Rippel
SURNAME: EGERT/KORNEMANN/BORN
I'm researching the following names in Pottawatomie County: George EGERT, Maria KORNEMANN Egert and Katarina BORN.
DATE: 16 Sep 1999
NAME: Loren Dahling
SURNAME: EKBLAD
I understand that the EKBLAD family in this county came from Småland in Sweden. My EKBLAD family in Vasa, Goodhue Co, MN came from Vislanda parish in Småland, Sweden. They are descended from Jon Sebbesson and his father, Sebbe Jonsson. Are these two families related? I would like to hear what is known of the Pottawatomie EKBLAD family in Sweden.
DATE: 3 Apr 1998
NAME: Helen Lane Baldwin
SURNAME: EMMONS
I am searching for the ancestors of JAMES M. EMMONS b. 1852-1855 in Indiana, who resided with his family in POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY, KANSAS. JAMES may have been the son of a William Emmons in POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY. He married according to the Lincoln County, Ks. 1880 Federal Census Martha Emiline Boles b. 1863 in Shawnee County, Ks. Would be most interested to contact descendents of Williams Emmons. Any assistance would be most appreciated.
DATE: 7 Jun 1999
NAME: Dan Treadway
SURNAME: EMMOMS
As part of a project to trace the descendants of Serinus Emmons (1754? VA? - 1825 OH), I would like to contact descendants of Jacob (1808 OH - 1890 KS) and Deborah (Milner) (1812 OH - 1878 KS) Emmons who settled in Pottawatomie County before 1860. A sketch of the first few generations of this family is available on line at http://www.netins.net/showcase/treadway/semmonsd.html
DATE: 21 Sep 1999
NAME: Glenna Enguist
SURNAME: ERNST/LAUER/BUCHER
Frederick ERNST m. Sophia BUCHER (both born in Germany), died in Wamego in 1890's. Their son, Joseph Antone ERNST and Mary Josephine (Phena) LAUER, were married in Blaine, Kansas in 1894. They had 6 children: Fredrick John ERNST, Albert Roman ERNST, Joseph John ERNST, Earl Aloysius ERNST, and Hazel ERNST (born in Seneca and Blaine, Kansas). These are my parents, grandparents and g. grandparents. If you have any information, please email me and we'll exchange information.
DATE: 2 Aug 1999
NAME: Bev
SURNAME: FIELDS
Hi. I am searching for the FIELDS line that moved to Pottawatomie County in 1872. I would appreciate it if you would contact me personally and I will go into length of what I have and what I need. Thank you in advance.
DATE: 19 March 1999
NAME: Laura (Finuf) Churchill
SURNAME: FINUF
Hello, I am trying to find my family tree or at least part of it. My grandparents were Gerald and Ruth Finuf. My father was James C. Finuf and I have an Uncle Kenneth. If you can find any information on the family I would greatly appreciate it
DATE: 5 Mar 1997
NAME: Elaine Schares
SURNAME: FITZPATRICK/SHEPEK
Am researching for grandparents Martha Fitzpatrick Shepek married to Frank (Francis) Shepek. Fitzpatricks were railroad workers but settled in St Marys area. Brothers are possibly Lawrence, Thomas and James. Several Fitzpatricks known to be buried in St Marys. Any help will be appreciated.
DATE: 1 MAR 1999
NAME: Mary Taylor
SURNAME: FLIESS
I am trying to locate information about my mother's family. She lived in St. George about 1923. Her name was Mary Mildred Fliess. On her marriage license it was spelled Flece. Thanks for any information you may be able to provide.
DATE: 28 Jan 1998
NAME: Ken Gibbons
SURNAME: FLEMING, DONALDSON, BROWER, HOOVER, BURDICK
I'm searching for Daniel Cooper Fleming and his wife Susan Webber Fleming who moved from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Shannon Twp, Pottawatomie County, Kansas, around the turn of the century. Cooper Fleming was a blacksmith. He had a son Ralph, a son Daniel Cooper Fleming, Jr. who married Ida Hoover, and daughters, Lucy, Lydia, and Hopey who married men named Donaldson, Brower, and Burdick.
DATE: 6 Feb 1999
NAME: Ken Gibbons
SURNAME: FLEMING
Hi,  In Pottawatomie County I would like to find Otis Fleming and his family. They were listed in the 1920 census. Did they move from the county?
DATE: 3 Jun 1997
NAME: Susan Flower
SURNAME: FOLTZ
I am researching FOLTZ in Pottawatomie County.
DATE: 15 Aug 1999
NAME: Keith Fulton SURNAME: FULTON / CLINE
Seeking information on Sidney FULTON or Elizabeth CLINE. Both are buried in the Wamego Cem, and were married in Alma.
DATE: 31 Dec 1996 UPDATED: 1 Mar 1997
NAME: Brenda J. Pittman
SURNAME: GALLAHAN/GALLAHER
I am looking for information on Oliver Patrick Gallahan aka Gallaher born in 1810. The family stories have him in Pottawatomie County after 1870 as an elected sheriff. Any information or leads to finding information would be appreciated. UPDATE: I would like to be able to access the Pottawatomie County Sheriff Department records. I am looking for varification that an Oliver Patrick GALLAHER aka GALLAHAN served as the sheriff sometime between 1850 and 1870. Oliver Patrick was born in either PA or Ireland about 1810. Any information, such as an address to which I may write, would be apprecizted.
DATE: 7 Sep 1999
NAME: Helen MacDonald
SURNAME: GANN
Researching the family of Abraham Gann, his children, Dorothy Jane Gann Offield Curry, Rebecca Gann Fenton, Nicholas Gann, Joshua Gann. Also George Washington Curry, John F. Curry, and the Eggers and Kornman families. William Fenton and his wife, Jennie E. Tye Fenton.
DATE: 6 Feb 1999
NAME: Janice Lahew
SURNAME: GENN
I am researching my family line of Genn's. I am looking for any information on Josiah Thomas Genn of Pottawatomie County. I am needing his children, and perhaps where they migrated to. Thanks in advance.
DATE: 1 NOV 1999
NAME: Riley Goodin
SURNAME: GEYER
Looking for descendants of Jacob Geyer and his wife Rachel. They are listed in 1870 census of Pottawatomie County, Kansas.
DATE: 6 May 1997
NAME: Charlotte C. Smith
SURNAME: GIBBONS
Researching Patrick GIBBONS family who came to St. Marys in 1878.
DATE: 21 Sep 1997
NAME: Louise Windholz
SURNAME: GRAF
Seeking information for the John GRAF family: John GRAF born 27 Dec 1826 Wortemburg, Germany; married Maggie Furrer 20 Feb 1865 in Switzerland; died 9 Jan 1912, St. Marys, Kansas. Arrived in USA 5 July 1881, lived in Arkansas 5 years, lived rest of life in St. Marys , Kansas, area. Info sought: Obit's - newspaper articles, etc.
DATE: 10 Jul 1997
NAME: Barbara Harvey
SURNAME: GUYETT and SLOGGETT
My GG Grandparents, G Grandparents and Grandfather lived in St. Marys from 1870 to about 1940. Their last name was GUYETT. Michel GOYETTE and his wife Lenora, John GUYETT and his wife Anna SLOGGETT, and my grandfather, Albert GUYETT who was born there on Sept. 2, 1886. Michel's children were Napoleon, John, Eleanora, Belle, Mary, Edward, Joseph, Benjamin and William. John and Anna's children were Maud, Lettie, Mae, Albert, George, Grace, Jeanette and John. Anna Sloggett's parents were William and Mariah. They came from England. The Guyett's were from French Canada, originally. The Guyett's intermarried with the FARRELLS's, WOOD's MEGNIN's, and the QUINLAN's. Are there any Guyett or Sloggett family descendants left there? I am Albert Guyett's grandaughter in California. Have lots of information, looking for more , and willing to share. Thank you.
DATE: 4 Jun 1997
NAME: Ardath Brown
SURNAME: HAGAR/MULLANAX
I am researching William R. Mulanax and Mary Ann Kincade Mulanax. Also, Lucy Adeline Mulanax and James William Hagar. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
DATE: 8 Nov 1999
NAME: Elaine
SURNAME: HAGER/McFARLAND
Trying to find info on Mary E. Hager, married to Alvy (Alva) A. McFarland. Had 6 children Daniel, Bertha (born in Onaga, Pottawatomie County, Sept 1896), John, Lester, William and Orville. Mary's mother may be Native American. (Cherokee). Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
DATE: 30 Jul 1999
NAME: Marcia Franklin
SURNAME: HAM
I am searching for info on the parents of an ancestor of mine. Elbridge Geary HAM was born on 20 Jul 1831 in Augusta, ME, and died in Pottawatomie Co on 13 Nov 1888. His wife was Miranda (Marinda?) BARNEY, born 26 Apr 1843 in Meggs Co, OH. Reportedly, Elbridge's parents were named Robert and Abbie, but that is all the information I have on them. Can anyone help me out with these HAMs?
DATE: 25 Oct 1999
NAME: Jean AndersonJohnson
SURNAME: HANSON
I have recently found that Jonas F. HANSON, wife and son immigrated 1868, with a brother August, maid Johanna and her son John. I have more information of siblings and parents in Sweden. Also quite complete information on the August F. HANSON family. Please contact me if you have any connections or if you know anything about this family. I have found census records and cemetery records. August Ferdinand HANSON married Johanna Sofia 1870 in Riley County. August Ferdinand is my Great Grandfather. I have no family stories that connect these two brothers, but the Sweden records are convincing; and the emigration record.
DATE: 24 Mar 1999
NAME: Jeff French
SURNAME: HANWAY
Would someone be kind enough to send me a copy of the 1875 Kansas State Census on the HANWAY familes of Pottawatomie County listed on pages 5, 6, 10. Thank you.
DATE: 18 Aug 1997
NAME: Mary Blackburn
SURNAME: HARLAN/BLACKBURN
I am searching for information on my Great Aunt; Anna R. BLACKBURN. She married J. Douglas HARLAN on 8 Feb 1893 in Andrew County MO. In the Pottawatomie Co. KS Cemetery Project there is a listing for J. Douglas Harlan b. 1863 - d. 1925. There is also a listing for Robert M. Harlan B. 1893 - d. 1928. There is no mention of Anna HARLAN in this listing. Any information on these family members should be greatly appreciated.
DATE; 26 DEC 1998
NAME: Richard Hay
SURNAME: HAY
Looking for any "HAY" families who moved to Montana and settled in California. Names most interested in are Ambrose, Wiley and John Hay. Your help is greatly appreciated. Thanx.
DATE: 11 Feb 1997
NAME: Diane Stavenhagen Kadletz
SURNAME: HENNINGSEN
I am researching Datlef (David) HENNINGSEN, born Denmark 1847 died Wamego, Pottawatomie County 8 Mar 1920. His wife Elnor Anna born about 1854 in Holstein, Germany, died 24 Dec 1885 Pottawatomie County. Both buried Laclede Cemetery Pottawatomie County. In his later years Datlef lived with his son-in-law William FLECK and daughter Amelia.
DATE: 3 Aug 1996
NAME: Marvin E. Henry
SURNAME: HENRY, William Steele
Looking for any information on William. His twin brother and my gr-grandfather, George Steele Henry, settled at Louisville, KS prior to 1873. I can find no information concerning William Steele Henry although I am fairly certain that he too settled in Pottawatomie County. Any help will be appreciated.
DATE: 18 FEB 1999
NAME: B. Arnberger
SURNAME: HERSHEY
I am looking for family member of my Great Aunt and Uncle, Olive and Harry Hershey who resided in the St. Mary's Ks., Pottowatamie Co. for many yrs.
DATE: 17 OCT 1999
NAME: Donna Fakler
SURNAME: HILLIARD
I am researching my great grandfather James Hilliard. He was in the civil war but I don't know his unit. He is buried in the Louisville Cemetary. He was born 12 Dec 1841 in Londonderry Ireland and died 24 Jan 1894 in Westmoreland. He married Harriet Ameelia Eaton on 4 July 1872 in Louisville. I checked the newspapers for his obituary at the Historical Center in Topeka when I was home on vacation this summer. It was in the Westmoreland Recorder dated Feb 1, 1894. That's how I found that he was in the civil war. He was active in the Congregational church of Westmoreland and also of the G.A.R. and the Ancient Order of United Workmen. The article said that he enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1861 but was soon discharged on account of rheumatism. After six months he re-enlisted in the navy and served until the close of the war. It also said he took part in the conflict between the Cumberland and the Merrimac and was on the former when it went down and he swam ashore. I have tried looking through civil war information but have not been able to find him listed. The navy seems to have fewer records thanthe army. The paper also said he came to Philadelphia at age 8 because his parents had both died and his sisters were in Philadelphia. Any Hilliard information would be appreciated.
DATE: 7 SEP 1997
NAME: Virgil D. Miller or daughter Cheryl Strak
SURNAME:  HOLDEN
My Grandfather John William Welsh was married three times in Pottawatomie County. The Second was my gradmother, Ella Ida Holden, in 1903. My mother, Velva Pearl Welsh, was born near Westmoreland in 1905. The following URL's contain a multitude of surnames:      http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Hills/5329
     http://www.datasync.com/~vmiller

DATE: 6 JUL 1999
NAME: Judy Whisler
SURNAME: HOLLY
Searching for the parents and siblings of WILLIAM HOLLY. He was born Sept 18-1816 in Bedford Co., Va. He lived alone in Allegheny Co., Va per 1840 census. On Feb. 17, 1842 he married MALINDA DEW in Allegheny Co., Va. She was the daughter of CHARLES and NANCY PINKLEY DEW. They sold their land in 1848 and moved with several of MALINDA's siblings to Macoupin Co., Illinois.

Their children were:

JOHN WESLEY  (SINGLE)

LEWIS R  (SINGLE)

SARAH CATHERINE married  FRANCIS C SIEBERT

NANCY VIRGINIA  married  JAMES LOGSDON

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN  married MARTHA MARIAH WEDDLE

CHARLES WILLIAM  (SINGLE)



WILLIAM died Sept 19,1872 in Macoupin Co., and MALINDA and family moved by ox and wagon to Pottawatomie Co., Ks in 1878.  Thanks!

DATE: 16 Apr 1997
NAME: Bob Jefferson
SURNAME: HUTCHINSON
HUTCHINSON, Joseph A, b 7 Jul 1864 in Chillicothe, Ross Co, OH, m 20 Feb 1890 to Clara Ozman in Onago, KS. Dau. Mary Josephine Hutchinson b 23 May1892 in Havensville, Pottawatomie, KS. Joseph was the son of Wm L. & Mary J (Fritch) Hutchinson m 20 Jun 1850 in Chillicothe, Ross, OH. Other sons and daus. were Mary, Kate, Geo., Flora, & Tom, all b Chillicothe, OH fm. 1851 to 1869. Who were Wm & Mary's parents? Were there other family members in KS with Joseph & Clara? Would there be a marriage certificate on file for this early of 1890.
DATE: 1 MAY 1998
NAME: P. Ludeke
SURNAME: HYETT/STEPHEN
I'm looking for any HYETT relatives in Pottawatomie County. Probably traveled from Ohio through Iowa then to Kansas. My mother is Vivian HYETT and her parents were Nevada Smith HYETT and Julia Anna STEPHEN. There are MANY HYETT and STEPHEN relatives in Iowa (and myself) who would love to trade information.
DATE: 8 APR 1997
NAME: Jane Jurik
SURNAME: JOHNSON/ARNOLD/SULLIVAN
I am researching the following families who settled in Pottawatomie Co between 1854 and 1870: Patrick SULLIVAN, Benjamin F. JOHNSON, and J. W. ARNOLD
DATE: 8 SEP 1997
NAME: Elaine
SURNAME: JOHNSON/ALLISON
Looking for info on William Thurman Johnson age 22; 1886 married Malinda Chaney age 16; m. April 10th by S. O. Stanley, Justice of the Peace in Minneapolis.  Also, a Dr. Clara Hambilton Allison and her husband Dr. Allison, no first name for him, both were dentists, late 1800's.  Thanks!
DATE: 22 FEB 1999
NAME: Ann Gullickson
SURNAME: JOHNSON
I am a descendant of the Johnsons that first settled Mariadahl (Maria was my great-great-great grandmother). I would like to learn more about what the Blue River Valley was like before the reservoir was built. I would like to know exactly what the village of Mariadahl was like in its heyday (such as a drawing of where houses and buildings were in relation to each other and where the railroad came through, where the bridge was that people crossed to church, when it wasn't washed out). I would like to hear any stories or reminisces anyone has about growing up in Mariadahl, the Mariadahl church, and the vicinity (my great aunt used to teach English and Music in Randolph in the 1930s). I would also like to hear of any reminisces about the Mariadahl Orphan's Home (my grandmother remembers visiting there when she would visit her relatives). Thank you!
DATE: 27 FEB 1999
NAME: Kristina Sullins
SURNAME: JOHNSON
I am looking for My Grandmother Minnie Emma JOHNSON b. 26 Feb 1902 pb. Wamego KS. She is daughter to Henry JOHNSON b. in Marion or Manhatten KS. He died around 1933 in KS. He was married to Marie LA CLEFF/ LE CLEFF b. 1881 in Rice, KS. She died about 1963 and is buried in Rose Hills Cemetery in Pomona, CA. They also had more children (unknown number) but known a sister Louise. Born before 1902. Any info that you would be willing to share would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much in advance!
DATE: 24 Aug 1997
NAME: Aaron L. Jones
SURNAME: JONES
I am Aaron L. Jones looking for any other Jones in the Kansas Area with the following ancestors: Robert Jones and Victor Jones. Thank You.
DATE: 13 Feb 1999
NAME: Gayle Woods Gardner
SURNAMES: JUIEN, OLIVER, GABOT, CROUCH, JACOBS, SNOWHILL
Seeking John Peter and Mary Jennie Hamilton JULIEN family and collateral lines of OLIVER, GABOT, CROUCH, JACOBS. This family lived south of Wamego about 2 miles, their land being across the road east from the little stone school house on Highway 99. Especially intersted in finding information concerning Joel and Eva Julien Crouch. When did they die, where are they buried? John Peter had a brother John and Eleanor SNOWHILL JULIEN who lived south of town on the west side of Highway 99. The Julien brothers came from Belgium. Their wives from Ohio.
DATE: 25 Sep 1997
NAME: Tom Keesling
SURNAME: KEESLING
This is not quite a genealogy question, but I am hoping you can help me. My father was killed in an Air Force B-47 crash 10Feb1956 near Westmoreland, KS. The impact was listed as 3.5 miles 215 degrees from Westmoreland. I am hoping that someone might be able to remember exactly where it was. Thanks in advance.
DATE: 15 May 1999
NAME: Reed Morrow
SURNAME: KELLY
Interested in information on Newton K. Kelly (1860-1929). He is buried in Onaga Cem. in Pottawatomie Co., KS. His parents were George W. Kelly and Rebecca R. Connell. He was raised by his step-mother, Eliza. Did George W. Kelly or other siblings of Newton live in Pottawatomie Co.?
DATE: 28 Apr 1997
NAME: Lisa Johnson
SURNAME: KEMP
James William KEMP (Jim KEMP) was born i n 1880 in St. Marys Kansas and lived there until about 1910 when he and his family moved to Oregon. He was a pitcher on two baseball teams in the early 1900's (1901-1910)? The first may have been "ELLSWORTH" the second was "ST. MARYS". He played with a man named "Tommy Goodall" who was his catcher. Jim's brother Harve KEMP also played. There may have been a newspaper artical written in the "ST. MARYS STAR" in the 40's or 50's titled "OLD TIMERS HAND CROWN TO JIM KEMP". A copy of that article or any information on his life or baseball career would be of great help.
DATE: 14 Aug 1996
NAME: Jo Ann Barnidge
SURNAME: KENESON/KENNISON
Looking for parents of my g-grandfather--James William Keneson(Kennison) b. 21 Oct 1846/48 Oswego, NY d. 9 Apr 1939 Fannett, Jefferson Co., TX m. 12 Dec 1876 Burnet Co., TX to (Lucy) Josephine Lacy b. 27 Aug 1860 Sullivan Co., MO d.17 Oct 1921 Jefferson Co., TX. His parents moved from NY when he was very young to ILL, Ohio, MO and finally settled in or near Potawatomie Co., KS, before the Civil War. He may have served three yrs. in the war in the command of Col. Meyer and later under Col. Walker, in the Sixteenth Kansas Regiment. He had a younger brother named George and a sister and poss. other siblings. His father was deceased in 1890 but his mother was still living in Kansas. I would greatly appreciate any help!
DATE: 23 Apr 1998
NAME: Suzanne Caldwell
SURNAME: KIMBALL
Just beginning research on my Kimball family history. Farthest back I currently have in my grandfather, William Lloyd Kimball. b.12/1889 d. 11/1968 married to Adah Catherine Sachau. Children: Marjorie Ruth Kimball 5/13/1921 and Lloyd Duane Kimball, b. 10/14/1930. Family history on his wifes side lists last address as Clay Center, KS, but Soc. Sec. death indexes show last address as Wamego, Pottawatomie, KS. I believe he may have had a brother, who also lived in KS, and was a dentist. Trying to find out Williams parents names to start.
DATE: 25 Nov 1997
NAME: Lee Gentemann
SURNAME: KNOX
Searching for Death date and place on the following Havensville resident.  KNOX, Manassha "Nat", died in 1929 (need date and place).  Nat was a well known large cattleman and landholder.  Please e-mail any information available.
DATE: 20 Jun 1997
NAME: Mike Krouse
SURNAME: KROUSE
I am looking for information about Ernest Krouse who settled around the Westmoreland area.
DATE: 11 Feb 1999
NAME: Kathy Matrai
SURNAME: KUFAHL
I am desperately looking for my great grandpa's brother, who disappeared around 1910 or so, named Adolf Kufahl. He was last seen in the Gridley, Ks area, but had lived in the Onaga, Pottawatomie Co. area around 1896 or so. Any help?
DATE: 11 Feb 1999
NAME: John Ortiz
SURNAME: KUFAHL
Does anyone out there know ANYTHING about Adolf KUFAHL?  He was born about 1870 or so, came to America from Germany about 1890.  Parents are Christian & Wilhelmina KUFAHL,  Known siblings; Emil, Otto, Bertha.  Lived in Onaga around 1890, lived around Jefferson County, Washington State, around 1907.  Family thinks he may have been a logger in Washington.  Thanks for any help anyone can give!
DATE: 6 JUL 1997
NAME: Glenna Enguist
SURNAME: LAUER/BUCHER/ERNST
Frederick ERNST m. Sophia BUCHER (both born in Germany), died in Wamego in 1890's. Their son, Joseph Antone ERNST and Mary Josephine (Phena) LAUER, were married in Blaine, Kansas in 1894. They had 6 children: Fredrick John ERNST, Albert Roman ERNST, Joseph John ERNST, Earl Aloysius ERNST, and Hazel ERNST (born in Seneca and Blaine, Kansas). These are my parents, grandparents and g. grandparents. If you have any information, please email me and we'll exchange information.
DATE: 2 Dec 1996
NAME: Verna Leach
SURNAME: LEACH
Researching my Family name of LEACH. I found that they were in St Marys in Pottawatomie County as late as 1909. I have a JOSEPH LEACH, with not much information with a son named JOHN MILTON LEACH, whose son was VERNON GARDE LEACH. The towns we find them in are: St. Marys, Havenville, Onaga.
DATE: 6 Feb 1997
NAME: Verna Leach
SURNAME: LEACH
Looking for information on the Julius LEACH and wife Anna A. who lived in Wamego in 1900. Both were in their '70's at this time. Children living in the house with them were: Nellie Leach, Forest G. Leach, Grace L. Lamphere and her children: George J. Lamphere, Frankie L. Lamphere. Julius was listed as a tailor, b in Penn. Any help with this would be great!!
DATE: 9 Apr 1997 and updated 28 JUL 1998
NAME:Sherry Fleischer
SURNAME: LEDINGTON/MENDENALL
LEDINGTON, William Alvia b 1832 Lee County, VA married lst Jane, married second Mary Elizabeth MENDENHALL. According to "Old Settler's Tales" Mary and Jane were sisters and Jane died in Texas. According to William LEDINGTON's pension papers Jane died in Kansas. William and Mary Elizabeth had 7 children, Lucinda Ann, Sarah Ellen, Melvina, Katherine J., Violette, Daniel and Thomas. I would like to correspond with anyone researching this family and I am especially interested in finding the parents of Mary Elizabeth MENDENHALL (and Jane if in fact they were sisters). I think Mary was from MO.
DATE: 19 JUL 1998
NAME: Thomas Ledington
SURNAME: LEDINGTON
Interested in information on Ledington families.
DATE: 5 Feb 1999
NAME: Sherry Fleischer
SURNAME: LEDINGTON
On the 1860 Pottawatomie Co, KS census there is a Ruth Ledington 40 with children Matthew 20, Violetta 9, Sarah 5 and Melvina 3. Who was Ruth married to and where did she go next? Any help will be greatly appreciated.
DATE: 1 NOV 1999
NAME: Melissa Musick
SURNAME: LEER
Looking for information on the John Leer that is buried in Pottawatomie County. 1884-1969. Thank You.
DATE: 23 JUN 1998
NAME: Donna Allen
SURNAME: LYMAN
I am interested in finding any information on the Wm. Lyman family listed on 1880 Kansas census. On this census report is shown "Louie, female, age 1 b. KS; father & mother b. TN. She is listed as a boarder. Would like to know how long she was with this family and where she went later. Can find her on 1900 census living in TN. with husband Harrison Atchley. But the years 1880 to 1894, her whereabouts and with whom are unknown. Would appreciate any help.
DATE: 16 Mar 1997
NAME: Millie Alexander
SURNAME: LYNCH
LYNCH, Olive - I have a photo of her taken in Pottwatomie in 1909 or 1919. Either her husband or brother was named W. C. Lynch. Thanks.
DATE: 22 Apr 1998
NAME: Laurie Lyons Bowen
SURNAME: LYONS
Seeking info on William J Lyons married to Helena A. Lipp, she is buried in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Any info would be appreciated.
DATE: 23 Jun 1997
NAME: Selma Bonewald
SURNAME: MARK, WALBURN, SEARLS
These families came to Pottawatomi Co. from Meigs Co., Ohio about 1867 and stayed for brief time before going onto Wisconsin. Would like to correspond with family members researching these families. Jacob & Catherine MARK, William and Electa (WALBURN) SEARLS some bro. and sis. came along.
DATE: 1 Feb 1998
NAME: Jennifer Wathen
SURNAME: MARSHALL
Seeking information and photos for Jessie May (MAGERS) MARSHALL, b. 24 Dec., 1899, Plato, Texas Co., MO, and d. 12 July, 1968, Pottawatomie Co., KS. Jessie marr. Robert Luther MARSHALL, 22 June, 1920, Holton, Jackson Co., KS. Children: Roberta; Rose, marr. Emmett FROST; and Laurence MARSHALL. My Great-grandmother, Ella Bertha (MAGERS) ROBERTS' was Jessie's sister.
DATE: 20 Aug 1998
NAME: Tim Maskil
SURNAME: MASKILL/OKEEFFE/TRYON/MESKIMEN
I am researching these families in Pott. Co. in 1860s.
DATE: 26 JUN 1998 UPDATED 25 AUG 1998
NAME: Harlean (Mayer) Fries
SURNAME: MAYER
My great grandfather is John Michael Mayer. He had a brother Charles B (Carl?) who lived in Mayers Valley Pottawatomie Co Ks. They also had a brother Aloysius and a sister Theresa. Any information about this family would be appreciated. Thank you.
DATE: 2 Jan 1998
NAME: James McCargar
SURNAME: MCCARGAR
I am seeking any information on a William McCargar, who was born in 1862 and died in 1932. He is buried in the Admantha/Jenkins Cemetery in Pottawatomie County, and I have nothing further. I am hoping he is related to James McCargar or Thomas McCargar, of Pennsylvania and New York. Thank you for any help you might provide.
DATE: 17 Jul 1999
NAME: Mitzi Eby Dentler
SURNAME: McCLANE/McCLAIN
My greatgrandparents were Anna E. Fultz McClane (1870-1942) and Thomas B. McClane (1863-1939) and they are buried in the Havensville City Cemetery. They had one daughter, Eva, and possibly two sons, Dawson and Galen McClane. Eva and Ralph L. Eby had one son, my father Floyd Eby. Please contact me if you have any information about this family. DATE: 26 May 1999
NAME: Charles McKee
SURNAME: McKEE
I am looking for information on my Grandfather who was also named Charles McKee. I know he was born in Pottowatomie County in 1864 but know nothing more than that. I would appreciate any information anyone might be able to dredge up. Thank you!!
DATE: 24 Jan 1997
NAME: Terry Terrell
SURNAME: McKINNON/SMITH
If anyone is interest in family history information on Harriett SMITH McKINNON who moved to Onaga, KS from Ohio, please contact me.
DATE: 25 Nov 1999
NAME: Charles E Anderson and Anne (Maloney) Anderson
SURNAME: McLAUGHLIN
I am looking for information on Abigail Gertrude Mclaughlin. She was born in Peoria Illinois December 06, 1879 and died September 18, 1948. She was married to Timothy Dan Maloney on June 25, 1896 in Blaine, Kansas Pottawatomie County. Timothy lived in Leavenworth CO and I am looking for Abbies brothers, sisters parents or other. I was told she had a aunt and uncle named Gilbert and M. Bishop.
DATE: 30 JAN 1999
NAME: Rob Hillman
SURNAME: McMAHON
Patrick McMahon/Mary McNulty/Wamego 1879; Parents of: William Charles McMahon, b. 24 Dec 1879 Wamego, Pottawatomie Co., KS. William was my great-grandfather. If you recognize these folks, please tell me about this family.
DATE: 9 Oct 1998
NAME: Charles V. Meehan
SURNAME: MEEHAN
I am looking for any information on a Walter Francis James Meehan, Born in St. Mary's, KS in 1888. He was married to a Katherine Walsh of Chicago, IL. He is the son of John Patrick Meehan (no other information known). Any information would be greatly appreciated.
DATE: 16 Jun 1999
NAME: Annelie Jonsson
SURNAME: MELGREN/OLSON Looking for the children of MELGREN, GUSTAV b 1939 22th June in Floby, Falköping, Skaraborg, Swe, d 1904 23th Feb. He emigrated in 1867. He had three daughters: MATHILDA J., married and had two boys and a girl. HANNA A. b 1875 21th June in Kansas d 1967 15th Jan in Lindsborg, McPherson. IDA WILHELMINA b 1883 d 1975 married to OLSON, CARL OSCAR b 1880 d 1963. They are all burried at Lutheran Church Cemetery, Olsburg, Pottawatomie, KS. According to a letter in 1937 from IDA she and her husband had a farm in Garrison and a son OLSON WILLARD EUGENE b 1912 5th Sept in Garrison, KS. MELGREN GUSTAV had four siblings who also emigrated to Kansas, ANDREW, JOHN, PETER and CAJSA. Would like to get contact with this family.
NAME: Frena Hokans
SURNAME: MELTON/SPALDING/SPAULDING/GUMM
DATE: 9 Apr 1997
NAMES: Sherry Fleischer
SURNAME: MENDENALL/LEDINGTON
Searching for children and relatives of William Alvia LEDINGTON and Mary Elizabeth MENDENALL in Pottawatomie in 1860. They had 4 daughters and 2 sons. William was from Tenn. and Mary was from Arkansas (?) One daughter married Aaron Jackson McGuire (from Ray Co. MO) in Onaga, KS in 1881.
DATE: 1 Mar 1997
NAME: S. A. Mendenhall
SURNAME: MEDLARS or MENDENHALLS
I'm looking for any information about Medlars or Mendenhalls somewhere in Kansas during 1858 to 1885. Mamie or Mable Medlar (may have been a first married name) married Franklin Mendenhall about 1878 - 1880 before moving to Los Angeles. Thank You.
DATE: 10 SEP 1997
NAME: Carl Bryant
SURNAME:  MILLER
My grandfather, Dr. George Caplice Miller (1887-1938) hailed from St. Marys KS.  He was son of prominent St. Marys resident Dr. George J. Miller (1854-1927) who married Miss Mary (Minnie) Caplice in 1881.  They had 6 children, one of which was my grandfather.  Seeking further family information.
DATE: 1 MAR 1998
NAME: Bunny Mills
SURNAME:MILLS/MORSE/BALDWIN/SNOOK
My Great Grand parents James Burl Mills and Laura Maranda Morse-Baldwin-Mills were married in Westmoreland Nov. 19, 1901. Laura lived in the county for many years prior to that with her first husband Frank C. Baldwin Their first of 7 children was born there in 1882. I have lots of information on the Morse line and the Baldwin line. I am looking for information on James B. Mills. I have conflicting information that has him born in Joplin MO and in Davis County, Iowa. I am not sure which is correct. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
DATE: 14 JUL 1998
NAME: Bet Girardeau
SURNAME: MORRALL
Dr Albert Morrall, bro to my ancestor, is buried in Wamego according to family records. Are any of you descendants of Dr. Morrall who would enjoy exchanging with a South Carolina cousin?
DATE: 4 Jun 1997
NAME: Ardath Brown
SURNAME: MULLANAX/HAGAR
I am researching William R. Mulanax and Mary Ann Kincade Mulanax. Also, Lucy Adeline Mulanax and James William Hagar. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
DATE: 12 APR 1999
NAME: Tim Salyer
SURNAME: NEWMAN
Can you tell me anything on a Mary Jane * Madix Newman. She married a Tom Newman. This was about four [4] or five [5] generations ago. It is said that Mary Jane Madix was a full Pottawatomie Indian. She would be my great great great grand-mother. If you can help with any information at all I would really like it. I would like to know any and all information about her and my ancestors. the dates of birth - death children and so on. Thank you very much.
DATE: 28 JUL 1998
NAME: Rattaford@aol.com
SURNAME: NICHOLS/RATTLEY or RATLEY
Seeking the descendants of David NICHOLS (b. 1879) and his wife May RATTLEY or RATLEY (b 1874) of Pottawatomie County, KS. They had two children, one of which was Eugene NICHOLS (b 1900). May's paternal ancestors were "free blacks" in NC.
DATE: 30 Nov 1996
NAME: Rhonda Daves
SURNAME: PRAY
Would like information regarding Jethro Butler PRAY. He is my husband's great great greatgrandfather.   He arrived in Kansas in the 1850's and built Sunnyside Farm near Moodyville. He was married to Emily KENISON or KENNISON and had several children, Isabell, Alice, Howard (great greatgrandfather), Lillian and Clarence. Jethro died in Feb 1898 in Moodyville. Most of the children including Emily PRAY had already moved to California. Would appreciate any information.
DATE: 21 Aug 1997
NAME: Barbara Painter
SURNAME: PAULY
Seeking descendents of Jacob A. Pauly and Barbara Eck. Both were born in Germany and settled in Mitchell Co., KS. Their grandson, Peter Gerald Pauly and his wife Agnes Gros, settled in St. Marys, Pottawatomie Co., KS.
DATE: 28 May 1998
NAME: Victoria Gibson
SURNAME: PERRO
I am researching my Perro ancestors. Lawrence Perro died Nov. 20, 1900 and Mary Dupont Perro died Jan.1, 1893. Both in Onega. I understand they are buried in an old catholic cemetary and there is an old church on the site, not in use. Can anyone tell me where it is? I am also looking for the name and address of the Catholic Church in that area as I know they were both born in France and I would like to find the old church records in hopes it will tell me where they came from, in France. Thank You
DATE: 3 May 1998
NAME: Clarissa Hein Sutton
SURNAME: PRINZ
I am looking for descendants of Carl Detlow Christian Prinz, and his son, Carl Detlow Ferdinand Prinz who with his wife Catherine Roeschhman left their home in Rendsburg, Germany in 1870 and settled in northeastern Iowa, near Cresco. According to a family story, one son moved to Kansas. Have found some Prinz names listed in Westmoreland City Cemetery and am wondering if there is a connection. Thank you in advance for any replies.
DATE: 20 FEB 1999
NAME: Vicki and Tom
SURNAME: PROVINCE, PROVENCE, PROVANCE, PROVIN
We are doing are family genealogy. Some of are family members are in the Polly Creek Cemetery. If you have any information on the Province family, also spelled Provence, Provance, Provin please email.
DATE: 30 Sep 1998
NAME: Bill Stafford
SURNAME: RATH
My greatgrandfather Johann Christian RATH and family moved to St. Marys about 1880. The family is in the 1885 Kansas Census. If anyone is research the RATH family, please contact me.
DATE: 12 May 1997
NAME: Robert Jackson
SURNAME: RATTLEY/McCOY
Seeking info. on descendants of James RATTLEY and his wife Elizabeth McCoy who arrived in Pottawatomie County about 1877.  James was born 1842 in Franklin Co., NC. His parents were "free persons of color".  The children of James and Elizabeth were Frederick b 1866, James b 1867, Margaret b1868, Martha b1871, Mary b1875, Maude b1879, Myrtle b1884 and William b1855.   Frederick married Cora RICHEY in the late 1880's.
DATE: 11 Jul 1997
NAME: Donna J. Fakler
SURNAME: RAUGEWITZ
I am looking for marriage information on Arthur Raugewitz who was married probably in the early 1930s. Also, any information his his children.
DATE: 29 Sep 1998
NAME: Bill Stafford
SURNAME: RATH
My greatgrandfather Johann Christian Rath and family moved to St Marys about 1880. The family is in the 1885 Kansas Census. If anyone is researching the Rath family,
DATE: 9 Oct 1998
NAME: Christiana N. Wilson
SURNAME: RICHARDSON
I am looking for information on William F. RICHARDSON, born March 05, 1849 in Smythe Co., Virginia, and died June 12, 1930 in Wichita, Kansas. On September 19, 1878 in Pottawatomie Co., Kansas, William married Elizabeth "Lizzie" GILES (b. 1858 in Indiana). Their daughter Cleo RICHARDSON was born September 1879 in Havensville, Kansas, and other daughter Ovella RICHARDSON born 1882. Any info, leads or suggestions would be most appreciated! Thanks.
DATE: 8 Apr 1997
NAME: Jane Jurik
SURNAME: RICHTER/UBEL
Also researching the families of Anna RICHTER and Matilda UBEL who settled in Pottawatomie Co sometime in the mid-1800's.
DATE: 6 Mar 1999
NAME: John F. Wise
SURNAME: RIKER
My Grandfather, Francis Edwin Riker, was publisher of a weekly paper in Wamego Kansas sometime between 1890 and 1935. I am researching my family and any information that anyone has on this newspaper would be greatly appreciated.
DATE: 30 Mar 1998
NAME: Barb Perry
SURNAME: RILEY
Are you doing genealogy research on a RILEY family in Pottawattomie County in Kansas? Brothers with the name of Edward and Grover, mother Ethel Riley b. in Westmoreland, Kansas 11/6/1894, d. 11/9/59 in Deer Lodge, Montana? Would be interested in any info you may have.
DATE: 30 JUN 1999
NAME: Charles G. Robinson
SURNAME: ROBINSON
My Grandfather, Malcom G. Robinson and my Grandmother Elsie Viola Yeager Robinson are located in the Onaga cememtery. I have very little information on them except for names. Of their parents and in my fathers case his grandparents, I have no dates or places. Please advise as to what you may have and also as to how I can obtain more information. Your help in this matter will be greatly appreciated and I look forward to your reply with great excitement.
DATE: 2 NOV 1999
NAME: Kevin Rosencrants
SURNAME: ROSECRANS
Are you familiar with any Rosecrans that may have lived in that area in 1860 thru 1880? Know that Hiram and his wife died 1860 up there some place but lost track of all the kids between 1860 and 1880. I would be greatly appreciative of any information.
DATE: 12 Nov 1998
NAME: Mary Frances Hodges
SURNAME: SARBER
I am interested in the descendents of Richard Sarber whose stock farm was across the river (then in Pottawatomie County. Sarber Lane in Manhattan is where the stock farm was located
DATE: 5 Aug 1999
NAME: Clarence Suelter
SURNAME: SALYER (SALZER) I am interested in establishing communication with anyone who might be interested in the genealogy of Casper Salyer (Salzer). The 1865 Census shows that he was living in St. George Township, Pottawatomie County, and that he had George Airhart (Erhardt), age 4, living in their household. George is my ancester. The 1870 Census shows him living in Louisville township. I would like to know if you have any further information on George Erhardt.
DATE: 7 AUG 1999

NAME: Mitzi Eby Dentler
SURNAME: SCHILLING
Looking for parents and wife of Carston (Carsten) Schilling whose son was David H. Schilling of Pottawatomie Co.


DATE: 31 AUG 1999
NAME: Roberta Summers
SURNAME: SCHOLES
I am looking for anyone with information on Allen Scholes who was born around 1833 in Holmes County Ohio. Allen moved from Holmes County to Mason County Illinois and when he became and adult he moved to Pottawatomie County Kansas. Would like to know who he married and when he died. Am willing to share what I have on his parents.
DATE: 12 Aug 1999
NAME: Peggy Wachtler
SURNAME: SCHULER
I need help. New to researching ...so please stay with me. Looking for Henry Schuler b 1819 d1899 and Katharina Schuler b 1827 d 1899. They were born in Bavaria Germany. I am looking for any children , land owned, occupation or whatever you have about my gg grandparents. Thank you
DATE: 18 Mar 1997
NAME: Verna Leach
SURNAME: SEAGLE
Looking for the family by the name of SEAGLE.  I have a Gladys Seagle married to my Albert R. Leach.  He was b 7-11-1873 in Pott. County.  They might of been married in about 1895 to 1900. The couple had two daughters:  Fay Leach and Beulah Leach.  The family moved to Florida in about 1909.
DATE: 23 Jun 1997
NAME: Selma Bonewald
SURNAME: SEARLS, MARK, WALBURN
These families came to Pottawatomi Co. from Meigs Co., Ohio about 1867 and stayed for brief time before going onto Wisconsin. Would like to correspond with family members researching these families. Jacob & Catherine MARK, William and Electa (WALBURN) SEARLS some bro. and sis. came along.
DATE; 26 Oct 1998
NAME: Mike Shaw
SURNAME: SHAW
In Wamego City and Pottawatomie County 1878 cemetery record found a Perry C. Shaw and 4 other Shaws listed. Need a connection to my ggg grandfather who was also named Perry C. Shaw but was older and died 1882 in Wapello County Iowa. My Perry had a son named James N. Shaw who served in CW with 17th Iowa Inf. and moved to Kansas after the war with his wife Mary. Will share info - any help?
DATE: 13 Apr 1997
NAME: Lori Parker
SURNAME: SHEHI
I am looking for information on George W. Shehi of Spring Creek Township, Pottawatomie County. Also his son Charles W. Shehi.
DATE: 9 JUL 1998
NAME: Paul Taylor
SURNAME: SHEHI
I am looking for any information on the SHEHI family. My great grandfather was George Washington SHEHI, the son of a Kansas Senator. I am looking for information on the Senator and the rest of G. W. SHEHI's siblings. Thank you.
DATE: 12 Jan 1999
NAME: Michael Poston
SURNAME: SHEHI
Looking for infomation about Fred Shehi. Possibly born with the last name of Holloway. Son of James Holloway and Mary Roy Holloway. Mary Roy Holloway later married Edwin A. Wentworth. James Holloway and Mary had another son, Lewis Holloway who later lived in Fremont, NE. Fred moved to CO and died in Glenwood, Co, 1944. Birth date is December 22, 1864. Would like to find out if he changed his name from Holloway to Shehi and why.
DATE:1 Sep 1997
NAME: Jane Arnold Jurik
SURNAME:  SHELLEY
I am seeking information on Margaret and Patrick SHELLEY who moved to Pottawatomie County from CT about 1867.  They had 5 children, William James b 1864 m Ms Hegar in 1891 in Wamego;  Josie b 1866; John b 1871 m Emma ERNST in Wamego in 1894; Mary b 1875; and Lizzie b 1879 m ?? Brickel.  Margaret and Patrick SHELLEY are buried at St. Barnard Cemetery, Wamego, KS.  Margaret is the sister of my ggrandfather Patrick SULLIVAN.  Any information greatly appreciated!
DATE: 10 Nov 1999
NAME: Margaret Muller
SURNAMES: SHINER, FRANCE and SCHLASMAN
Doing research on SHINER, FRANCE and SCHLASMAN surnames. My great grandmother, Sarah Ann SHINER, was the daughter of Elizabeth "Betsy" FRANCE SHINER and Thomas SHINER of Pennsylvania. Elizabeth FRANCE, born abt 1830 in Pennsylvania. Parents: Frederick FRANCE and Elizabeth Ann ? born in Pennsylvania. Sister of Elizabeth FRANCE SHINER : Sarah FRANCE,born 1832 in Pennsylvania, married to George SCHLASMAN. Children of Sarah and George SCHLASMAN: Adam H. SCHLASMAN; Adam A. SCHLASMAN married Mary A. MARFORD Eva Ann SCHLASMAN married Alfred C. CHAUDET Brother of Elizabeth FRANCE SHINER: William FRANCE, born 1833 in Pennsylvania, married to Salina Wabu Children of William FRANCE and Salina WABU Hannah J. FRANCE James W. FRANCE married Melissa A. NELSON Henry P. FRANCE married 1st to Ester ENZAR, married 2nd to Laura NELSON Annie A. FRANCE married James P. CALLAHAN John W. FRANCE Almira A. FRANCE Thomas SHINER, born 3/10/1810 in Mercer County, Pennsylvania. Buried in Schoenersville, Northampton County, Pennsylvania. Parents: Adam SCHOENER and Elizabeth ? both born in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, and buried in Schoenersville, Northampton County, Pennsylvania Thomas SHINER and Elizabeth FRANCE SHINER had the following children: ..Lucinda SHINER, born about 1844 in Pennsylvania ..David SHINER born abt 1846 in Pennsylvanie ..Sarah Ann SHINER born 8/3/1848 in Mercer, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, married Daniel CUNNINGHAM in Manhattan, Elbow Creek Community, Pottawatomie County, Kansas. ..Josiah SHINER born 8/4/1848 in Mercer, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, married to Emma CHAUDET 8/3/1872 in Pottawatomie County, Kansas, (probably in Oldsburg, Kansas). The William FRANCE and George SCHLASMAN families moved from Pennsylvania to Iowa then to Pottawatomie County Kansas. It would seem that most of their children settled in the Pottawatomie County, Kansas area. Some in Oldsburg, Kansas, some in Green, Kansas, and some in Westmoreland, Kansas. Sarah and Josiah Shiner, after the death of their parents, came with their grandparents, Frederick France and Elizabeth Ann to Pottawatomie County Kansas. They were in their teens at the time. Sarah Ann SHINER CUNNINGHAM and Daniel CUNNINGHAM settled in the Manhattan, Elbow Creek community, Pottawatomie County, Kansas area. Josiah SHINER and Emma CHAUDET SHINER settled in the Oldsburg, Pottawatomie County, Kansas area.
DATE: 31 AUG 1998
NAME: Linda Sanborn
SURNAME: SHOKEY
I am looking for any info on Samuel and Janey Shockey. They are my great grandparents. They are both buried in Onaga, Kansas. Samuel b1864 d1935. I have no info on Janey. as she was buried with Samuel and is not listed in the cemetary register.
DATE: 1 Jan 1998
NAME: Danny Siddens
SURNAME: SIDDENS
Please provide any information pertaining to "Abraham Siddens" as listed in your records.
DATE: 11 Nov 1999
NAME: Darlene Allen
SURNAME: SIMON
Am looking for info re Orville Simon and Walter Simon. Orville Simon married Madelyn Augusta Walsh b 1913 or 1916. See Costella/Costello for more information. Thanks.
DATE: 25 Nov 1998
NAME: B. J. Sipes
SURNAME: SIPES/WOOD
Attempting to find out more information on my great-grandparents James Edward and Flora Jane (Wood) Sipes. Family records end in 1899. At that time they were farming near St. Marys. He was a Civil War veteran & member of the G. A. R. Lincoln Post, No. 1 Topeka. Any information on either or both: date of death, place of burial etc. I am a grandson of their third child, Vandee Leon Sipes.
DATE: 27 SEP 1999
NAME: Denise Arnim
SURNAMES: SLATER, GILMORE, RANDALL, BEAVER, HUNTSMAN
I am looking for any information on James W. Slater, Lydia Gilmore, Ziba Randall and his descendants. Also Lula Beaver and her husband Roseberry Huntsman. I am willing to share any information that I have on these people and their descendants Thanks in advance.
DATE: 10 Jul 1997
NAME: Barbara Harvey
SURNAME: SLOGGETT and GUYETT
My GG Grandparents, G Grandparents and Grandfather lived in St. Marys from 1870 to about 1940. Their last name was GUYETT. Michel GOYETTE and his wife Lenora, John GUYETT and his wife Anna SLOGGETT, and my grandfather, Albert GUYETT who was born there on Sept. 2, 1886. Michel's children were Napoleon, John, Eleanora, Belle, Mary, Edward, Joseph, Benjamin and William. John and Anna's children were Maud, Lettie, Mae, Albert, George, Grace, Jeanette and John. Anna Sloggett's parents were William and Mariah. They came from England. The Guyett's were from French Canada, originally. The Guyett's intermarried with the FARRELLS's, WOOD's MEGNIN's, and the QUINLAN's. Are there any Guyett or Sloggett family descendants left there? I am Albert Guyett's grandaughter in California. Have lots of information, looking for more , and willing to share. Thank you.
DATE: 24 Jan 1997
NAME: Terry Terrell
SURNAME: SMITH/McKINNON
If anyone is interest in family history information on Harriett SMITH McKINNON who moved to Onaga, KS from Ohio, please contact me.
DATE: 24 Jan 1997
NAME: Terry Terrell
SURNAME: SMITH/THOMPSON
If anyone is interested in family history information on Mary SMITH THOMPSON who moved to Onaga, KS from Ohio, please contact me.
DATE: 25 Apr 1998 - UPDATED: 12 Aug 2001
NAME: Diane Esperson
SURNAME: SODER
SODER, Nels, Johnanna, and Frank: They lived in Olsburg, KS.from about 1860 until about 1887. I recently found the death records at the Pottawatomie Co. Courthouse, and the tombstones of F.O.Soder (Frank, their son) and one of Johanna in the Olsburg Cemetery. I haven't been able to find a death record for the father, Nels, and I am wondering if he moved to another town or to Manhattan after their deaths. They were in the 1885 Kansas Census, and she died about 1897. Any information on them would be appreciated.
DATE: 10 Mar 1997
NAME: N. Spencer
SURNAME: SPENCER
Am looking for Byron White Spencer and Elizabeth Fairchild Spencer - lived in the Rossville/St Marys area between 1870-1895.
DATE: 29 Aug 1999
NAME: Karen & Robert L. Stewart
SURNAME: STEWART/WRIGHT
Looking for family of Charles Wesley STEWART, born 1821 in Blackford, Darke Co., OH (died 1924 in Onaga, KS), married Samantha Jane WRIGHT. They are buried in the Havensville City Cemetery (Pottawatomie Co., KS) along with a daughter, Nellie. Their other children were Bert, George, Charles, Cordellia Belle, William Franklin (my husband's great-grandfather). We would like to find info on Bert, George, Charles, and Cordellia Belle and their families. Are there any cousins out there? We would like to exchange info.
DATE: 23 NOV 1999
NAME: Gene Kabrick
SURNAME: STEWART
I am in search of an ancestor by the name of Bert/Burt Stewart who died or was killed in or near to Wamego, Kansas in abt 1920. His father's name was William living in Jackson County, Mo. Bert was born and raised in Missouri but migrated to Wamego area abt 1910?? Would certainly appreciate any help. Cemetery search or whatever. Would be glad to pay for any assistance. Thanks.
DATE: 18 MAR 1999
NAME: Keith Johnston
SURNAME: STRONG
I'm searching for a Miss Ruth Strong from near St. Marys, KS. She taught school in Kit Carson Co. CO in the 1930's at a country school by the name of Van Der Koi. Does anyone know how to contact her? Thanks.
DATE: 8 APR 1997
NAME: Jane Jurik
SURNAME: SULLIVAN/ARNOLD/JOHNSON
I am researching the following families who settled in Pottawatomie Co between 1854 and 1870: Patrick SULLIVAN, Benjamin F. JOHNSON, and J. W. ARNOLD
DATE: 30 JUN 1999.
NAME: Diane
SURNAME: SUTTERLIN
Researching the following people mainly in Wabaunsee and Pottawatomie County from abt. 1877 until now. Would like to add spouses, parents of spouses and children. Would be happy to share any information I have.

1 John SUTTERLIN married Elizabeth Anne MCLAUGHLIN

...2 William Winnie SUTTERLIN married Wealthea Elizabeth STANDLEY

......3 Pearl Estelle SUTTERLIN married Scott Hopkins WILLIAMS

...2 John Mclaughlin SUTTERLIN married??

...2 Anna Marie SUTTERLIN married John Wesley SMITH

...2 Catherine SUTTERLIN died at age 12

...2 Seth Goodwin SUTTERLIN married?? moved to Wichita

...2 Elizabeth Verdelle SUTTERLIN never married

...2 Aurora SUTTLERIN married Emil SCHWANDT

...2 Charles Frederick SUTTERLIN married Iona WALKER.

DATE: 3 Jun 1997
NAME: Emma Smith Saucier
SURNAME: TAYLOR/WIERMAN
Trying to locate descendants of Nancy Archie TAYLOR and Jacob Harrison WIERMAN ca 1870-1888 for purpose of a Godlove-Taylor book.
DATE: 29 Nov 1996
NAME: Marta Reiner
SURNAME: THOMAS
My grandfather, James Arthur THOMAS was born in Pottawatomie County 28 Dec 1880. He married Ora Emma CALHOUN from Riley County, KS in 1903. The Thomas family moved to KS from Indiana around 1871. I am looking for information on the THOMAS, CALHOUN, WOOD, SUTTON, PARRICK/PARRACK and BOWEN families. I have some information on the additional surnames of FINK, CANROBERT, QUIGLEY, and MOODY that I found while researching my families.
DATE:  3 Sep 1997
NAME: John Matrow
SURNAME:  THOMISON
Am searching for ancestors/descendants of: Linsey THOMISON (b. 1835-IN) & Mary Thomison (b. 1831-OH); Children: Maria THOMISON (b.c.1855-IL), Mary B. THOMISON (b.c. 1858-IL), Sydia M. THOMISON (b.c. 1861-IA), Elizabeth THOMISON (b. 1865-KS), Howard THOMISON (b. 1869-KS), C. THOMISON (f) (b.1872-KS), Alice C. THOMISON (b. 1874-KS).
Residence:  Pottawatomie Twp., Pottawatomie Co., Kansas
Residence:  Shannon Twp, Pottawatomie Co., Kansas
Residence:  Waring Twp, Ness Co., Kansas
Residence:  Pottawatomie Twp., Pottawatomie Co., Kansas
DATE: 24 Jan 1997
NAME: Terry Terrell
SURNAME: THOMPSON/SMITH
If anyone is interested in family history information on Mary SMITH THOMPSON who moved to Onaga, KS from Ohio, please contact me.
DATE: 27 Nov 1999
NAME: Dale Tolstead
SURNAME: TOWER
Dennis Tower and Abigail (Alden) Tower, both died iin Wamego, Kansas. Dennis Tower died on April 21, 1889 and Abigail Alden (his wife) died on December 8, 1909. They are my wife's and son's ancesters and they both have prominent backgrounds such as Dennis Tower's lineage goes back to John Tower and Margaret Ibrook of Hingham, Mass. and Abigail Alden's lineage goes back to John Alden and Priscilla Mullins of the Mayflower. What I am looking for is Dennis and Abigail Tower's children, since one of them is Sylvannus Clark Tower, born in Florida, Mass. before his parents moved to Kansas. I would like to have information on the rest of the sibling, which I'm sure there are more.
DATE: 27 Apr 1997
NAME: G. Simon
SURNAME: TOWNSEND
Anyone know anything about the Lloyd Townsend ancestry around Pottawattomie County?
DATE: 7 Apr 1999
NAME: Jane Arnold Jurik
SURNAME: TRIMPER/TREMPER
TRIMPER/TREMPER, Jacob and Elsie Both are buried in Louisville Cemetery, Jacob d. 19 May 1878, Elsie d. 1877. Seeking information on date of marriage, when they came to Kansas, where they lived in Pottawatomie County, any and all information on their wherabouts between 1850 and 1878.
DATE: 27 Nov 1999
NAME: Richard Moore
SURNAME: TROUT
Does anyone know of the TROUT family in Wamego, Pottawatomie County, KS? A John H. TROUT is believed to have been a banker there in 1885 according to early Kansas newspaper records. He was in partnership with a man named Leach at the Wamego Bank. He may have moved there from Axtell, in Marshall county to the north. Are there any TROUTs buried in the local cemeteries nearby?
DATE: 4 JUL 1999
NAME: W.E.Sharp
SURNAME: TUBBS
Looking for information on the Tubbs Way Station stagecoach and freighter trail between Kansas City to Leavenworth to Denver (3 miles of now called Olsburg KS). Lysander Curtis Tubbs buried there later removed to Slade/Kings Cemetery (where is this cemetery?) anyone have knowledge of him?
DATE: 8 Apr 1997
NAME: Jane Jurik
SURNAME: UBEL/RICHTER
Also researching the families of Anna RICHTER and Matilda UBEL who settled in Pottawatomie Co sometime in the mid-1800's.
DATE: 3 NOV 1999
NAME: Margaret Muller
SURNAME: UMSCHEID
I am researching descendants of Vincent Umscheid Born: 7/19/1851 in Grossheubach, Bavaria, Germany, and Anna Louise Ryffel Born: 7/17/1855 in Stafa, Zurich, Switzerland, settled in Flush, Pottawatomie County, Kansas, community. Vincent and Anna were married on 1/10/1875 at Rock Creek Valley, Pottawatomie County, Kansas. All their children were born in Myers Valley, Kansas, (Flush) and most of them were married in Flush, Kansas, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Their children were: Rosa Amelia Umscheid married Joseph Hugh Cunningham married 5/17/1897 Mary Josephine Umscheid married Anton (Anthony) Ekart 11/15/1898 Magdalena Umscheid died in childhood Ernestine Louise Umscheid died in childhood Monica Aurelia Umscheid married Aaron Monroe "Roe" Abrams 5/29/1905 Julia Umscheid married Henry Daniel Bonawitz 10/25/1911 Augusta Umscheid married Fred Herbert Morse 4/29/1912 Vincent Lawrence Umscheid married Mary Helena Weltsch 6/6/1917 Anna Mary Umscheid married Walter Walker Cochran 1/15/1912 Elizabeth Mathilda Umscheid married Henry William Smith 1/15/1912 Lawrence John Umscheid married Barbara "Betty" Rebitzer 2/7/1923 Amelia Clara Umscheid married Albert Benedict Weltsch 4/12/1920 Anthony Charles Umscheid married Elsie Eleanora Cochran 11/8/1921 I would be willing to share information with any descendants of the above families.
DATE: 2 Oct 1998
NAME: Office of Planning and Zoning
SURNAME: VIEUX
Pottawatomie County is searching for any relatives of Louis Vieux. There was severe vandalism done to the Louis Vieux Cemetery and the county needs to get in touch with any remaining relatives to see whether they want to try to fix the broken headstones or replace them. If anyone has any information, you can contact the Office of Planning and Zoning.
DATE: 9 Apr 1999
NAME: Teresa Garcia
SURNAME: VIEUX
Hi, I am trying to find out more about Louis Vieux and SR. as well. I have found quite a few things on the internet under the Oregon Trail but would like to find out more. Louis is my great great great something ( I think grandfather) and I am just trying to find more about my ancestry. Any information you have would greatly be appreciated. Thanks.
DATE: 27 Jul 1996
NAME: Lois Vilvens Campbell
SURNAME: VILVENS/VILVEN
I am doing research on my fathers family, Vilvens (Vilven). They came to Kansas in the 1860s. Frank Vilven, and his wife Catherine (Devine) had 5 children: Alice Shephard, Edmund, Rosa (Theriolf). Arthur and Anna Raine. Any help would be greatly appreciated. UPDATED 11 Jan 1998 - Am still looking for any connection to Vilvens, or Vilven, Frank Vilvens, and wife Catherine DeVine came to Kansas from Brown County, Ohio, in the late 1800's. Any help would be appreciated. Thank You.
DATE: 16 Mar 1999
NAME: Jody Voge Cody
SURNAME: VOGE
I have found a Henry W. Voge mentioned in regards to Pottawatomie History. My daughter is trying to complete a genealogy assignment for grade school. My Grandfather, Cord Henry Voge came from a village around Black Forrest, Germany. He traveled by ship when he was 13 years old along with several other sisters. He was born around 1868 so I would guess he arrived in American around 1881. Some of the family believe he arrived on the west coast but not for sure. He worked on a farm for 20 years for his passage to America. If anyone knows anything about my grandfather or who his parents might be, please e-mail me. Thanks.
DATE: 27 JUN 1999
NAME: Pat Nowicki
SURNAME: WAGONER
WAGONER, WALTER b. 17 Mar 1870 in Homer, MI d. 24 Jul 1924 in Wamego, KS married EVA SEBRING d. 1945, looking for anyone researching the WAGONER line.<
DATE: 23 Jun 1997
NAME: Selma Bonewald
SURNAME: WALBURN, SEARLS, MARK
These families came to Pottawatomi Co. from Meigs Co., Ohio about 1867 and stayed for brief time before going onto Wisconsin. Would like to correspond with family members researching these families. Jacob & Catherine MARK, William and Electa (WALBURN) SEARLS some bro. and sis. came along.
DATE: 7 SEP 1997
NAME: Virgil D. Miller or daughter Cheryl Strak
SURNAME:  WELSH
My Grandfather John William Welsh was married three times in Pottawatomie County. The Second was my gradmother, Ella Ida Holden, in 1903. My mother, Velva Pearl Welsh, was born near Westmoreland in 1905. The following URL's contain a multitude of surnames:      http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Hills/5329
     http://www.datasync.com/~vmiller

DATE: 1 Oct 1997
NAME: William Whims
SURNAME: WHIMS
Looking for any and all information pertaining to the surname WHIMS. The names Jasper Whims and Sarah Ann Whims (6/20/1836--7/25/1895) are possibilities. Thank You.
DATE: 4 Feb 1999
NAME: Paul L. Reeves
SURNAME: WHIMS
WHIMS, Joshua Kerr, born June 26, 1837. Had the following children: Newton L. Whims, Jasper L. Whims, Laura Isavelle Whims, Wilbert C. Whims, Edward Kerr Whims, Rachael Etherl Whims, Ada Marion Whims. Joshua settled in Pottawatomie County, in May 1867. In November 1869 he was elected to the office of Register of Deeds for Pottawatomie County.  He was re-elected for five consecutive terms. I am looking for any descendents or relatives. (510) 489-7897.
DATE: 3 Jun 1997
NAME: Emma Smith Saucier
SURNAME: WIERMAN/TAYLOR
Trying to locate descendants of Nancy Arch TAYLOR and Jacob Harrison WIERMAN ca 1870-1888 for purposes of a Godlove-Taylor book.
DATE: 5 Oct 1999
NAME: Lori M. Flynn
SURNAME: WILKERSON
I am looking for information aboutAlexander Arthur Wilkerson and all family members. I would like to know about all Wilkesons and Ostrums...I am especially interseted in military service of his brothers, ancestors, wifes' brothers, etc.
DATE: 29 Mar 1999
NAME: Mary Taylor
SURNAME: WINKLE
Looking for information about Elizabeth Winkle. She was listed in the 1870 census as part of the family of Christian Fliess. She was 46 at that time. She is buried in the family plot in St. George cemetery.
DATE: 25 JUL 1999
NAME: Bryan L. Woodcock
SURNAME: WOODCOCK, MEARS, FENN, WINTER, PRESSLER
I am searching for any descendants of Loran M. Woodcock b. July 6, 1853 in Weston, Windsor, VT. Loran was married to Mary Ann Mears on March 18, 1879. She was born 3-26-1859. They lived most of their lived near Olsburg, and both are buried in Pottowatomie Co. They had 12 children. 1. Austin Mears Woodcock b. June 4, 1880 2. Adeline Elizabeth Woodcock b. October 9, 1881 3. Arthur Woodcock b. Sep. 25, 1884 4. Loran Woodcock b. 1886 5. Celia Annete Woodcock b. 1888 m. Andrew John Winter 6. Lyman Woodcock b. Jul 20, 1890 7. Effie Woodcock b. 1892 8. Charles Henry Woodcock b. 1894 m. Delia Walker 9. Mary A. Woodcock b. 1895 10. Melvin Woodcock b. 1896 m. Gladys Pressler 11. Sarah Woodcock b. 1899 12. Percy Woodcock b. 1902 I am looking for any info on the Woodcocks in Pottowatomie Co. Loran also had some siblings that lived in Kansas including Melvin b. 1859, who is buried in Pottowatomie Co., Julia Elizabeth Woodcock, who married Austin D. Fenn. Any info on any of these people, their descendants, and ancestors, would be greatly appreciated.
DATE: 7 SEP 1997
NAME: Virgil D. Miller or daughter Cheryl Strak
SURNAME:  YOUNG
My Grandfather John William Welsh was married three times in Pottawatomie County. The Second was my gradmother, Ella Ida Holden, in 1903. My mother, Velva Pearl Welsh, was born near Westmoreland in 1905. The following URL's contain a multitude of surnames:      http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Hills/5329
     http://www.datasync.com/~vmiller

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