Lincoln County Births from the 1890s


Birth announcements gleaned from Lincoln County newspapers.

Lincoln Beacon, Jan. 29, 1891

John Anderson, of the U.P. force, does not propose to be outdone by Dunton, Herzberg or any other citizen, and so came too the front last week with a fine daughter.
To Mr. and Mrs. Gus Herzberg on Jan. 23, a daughter.
Also, on Jan. 23, to Mr. and Mrs. L.J. Dunton, a daughter.

Lincoln Beacon, Feb. 26, 1891

To Mr. and Mrs. Will Chandler, Feb. 20, 1891, a beautiful little daughter. Will is perfectly happy.

Lincoln Beacon, March 5, 1891

It is a girl. Frank Downey is its dad. Place of residence Topeka. Date March 2nd.

Lincoln Beacon, April 16, 1891

Born to Mr. and Mrs. David Zeigler, a fine boy, April 13, 1891.

Lincoln Beacon, May 7, 1891

To S.H. Long and wife of Marion township, on April 30, a boy. Dr. Clark officiated.
May 5, to J.M. Cruson and wife of Lincoln, a daughter. Dr. Fancher presided.

Lincoln Beacon, June 25, 1891

June 18, 1891, to L.J. Rees and wife of Lincoln, a daughter was born. Dr. H.M. Hall was in attendance.

Lincoln Beacon, May 7, 1891

A girl to Edward and Hettie Boltz on the 1st inst.

Lincoln Beacon, May 14, 1891

Born, to Mr. and Mrs. John Nunn, May 8, 1891. A girl.
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. William Baker, May 7, 1891. A fine boy.

Lincoln Beacon, Aug. 20, 1891

To Mr. and Mrs. Frank Shoemaker a bouncing boy, Aug. 16, 1891.

Lincoln Beacon, Aug. 27, 1891

Aug. 16, 1891, a son to Frank and Gussie Shoemaker

Lincoln Beacon, Sept. 10, 1891

To John Whalen and wife on Friday, Sept. 4, 1891, a daughter, and John is "setting up the cigars" in honor of the "first born."

Lincoln Beacon, Sept. 17, 1891

Tuesday, Sept. 10, 1891, to John Berryman and wife, a son. Mr. Beryman lives northwest of the city.
Sunday morning, Sept. 13, 1891, to Rev. W.I. Thomas and wife, a son.

Lincoln Beacon, Sept. 24, 1891

To George Strange and wife of Marion township, on Sept. 17, a son was born
Monday, Sept. 14, 1891, a son, to Rev. W.I. and Mrs. Augusta Thomas

Lincoln Beacon, Oct. 1, 1891

To Charles and Annie Shaw, on Tuesday Sept. 22, 1891, a daughter.

Lincoln Beacon, Oct. 22, 1891

To Mr. and Mrs. Charley Patrick, on Thursday, Oct. 15, 1891, a daughter.

Lincoln Beacon, Oct. 29, 1891

To Mr. and Mrs. Fred Herman, a daughter, of Lincoln, Oct. 23, 1891.

Lincoln Beacon, Nov. 19, 1891

They have a new 12-pound baby girl at J.H. McFarlandís house, in Franklin township. Those people out there donít propose to be outdone in anything by any other section on the county. They raise the best wheat, corn, oats, cattle, babies and Republicans of any township in the county.

Lincoln Beacon, Dec. 3, 1891

To J. VanLewen and wife, of Pottersburg, a daughter was born on Nov. 26. This is the seventh daughter born to Mr. and Mrs. VanLewen, who are now "even with" E. Christianson and wife, their neighbors, who have seven sons. The two families are among the most worthy people in the county.

Lincoln Beacon, Dec. 10, 1891

To D.E. Raffety and wife, of Lincoln, on Dec. 5, a son was born. Dr. H.M. Hall presided.

Lincoln Beacon, Dec. 24, 1891

Dec. 23, 1891, to J.A. Atchison and wife, of Lincoln, a son was born.

Lincoln Beacon, Feb. 18, 1892

To Ed. And Clara Waterman, Feb. 9, 1892, a fine son.
To James and Lulu Kerr, Jan. 23, 1892, a son.

Lincoln Beacon, March 24, 1892

To E. Christianson and wife, of Pottersburg, March 18, 1892, a daughter.

Lincoln Beacon, June 30, 1892

A daughter was born Wednesday, June 22, to C.H. King and wife, of Milo.

Lincoln Beacon, Aug. 4, 1892

To John Black and wife of Salt Creek, a son was born July 30, 1892.

Lincoln Beacon, Sept. 8, 1891

To C.E. Green and wife, of Lincoln, on Aug. 28, a daughter was born. Dr. Newton presided.
To F.C. Downey and wife, of Topeka, a son was born at Lincoln, Aug. 17. He has been christened Dennis, probably "after" his fatherís politics.

Lincoln Beacon, May 11, 1893

A son was born to W.P. and Lucy Harman, of Lincoln, May 3, 1893.
A daughter was born to J.A. and Lucinda Johnson of Lincoln, April 26, 1893

Lincoln Beacon, June 22, 1893

To A.W. Thompson and wife of Lincoln, a son was born June 17.

Lincoln Beacon, July 30, 1893

A son was born July 28, to H.C. Smpson and wife of Lincoln.
A son [Leroy] was born to H. Mohr and wife of Lincoln, Aug. 1, and left for the Summerland the next day.

Lincoln Beacon, Sept. 21, 1893

To G.B. Richardson and wife, of Lincoln, a son was born Sept. 19
To G.D. Abel and wife, of Lincoln, a daughter was born, Sept. 17.

Lincoln Beacon, Oct. 5, 1893

To Marion and Viola Pace, Oct. 4, a son
Sept. 29, 1893, a daughter was born to E.S. Bower and wife, of Lincoln.
To Michael and Margaret Healy of Indiana township, a son was born Sept. 17.

Lincoln Beacon, Dec. 21, 1893

To Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Berry, a son was born on Dec. 8, 1893 [from the Beverly correspondent].

Lincoln Republican, Jan. 11, 1894

To Mr. and Mrs. Claude Crawford of Lincoln, Jan. 4, 1894, a son was born.

Lincoln Republican, Jan. 18, 1894

The Bishop family is increasing in this county. William Bishop, of Beaver township, reports a pair of boy babies at his home. They came along on the 10th inst.

Lincoln Republican, Jan. 25, 1894

To Mr. and Mrs. Guy Biggs of Sylvan Grove, Jan. 14, 1894, a son.
Jan. 22, 1894, to Joel Brann and wife of this place, a daughter was born.

Lincoln Republican, March 1, 1894

George Washington Hutchison is its name, and its father is the photographer. He came along last Thursday.
John Linker is the happy dad this week. It is a girl.

Lincoln Republican, April 26, 1894

A son was born to Owen Mulloy and wife of Lincoln, April 22.

Lincoln Republican, May 10, 1894

To G. Herzberg and wife of Lincoln, a daughter was born May 3.

Lincoln Republican, May 24, 1894

To Charles and Minnie Hislop of Lincoln, a daughter was born, May 17, 1894.
Itís a new girl they have at Rob Cooperís, and it weighs about seven or eight pounds.

Lincoln Republican, June 21, 1894

To Mr. and Mrs. D.M. Burns, on June 3, a daughter.

Lincoln Republican, July 5, 1894

July 2nd, to Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Niquette, a son.

Lincoln Republican, July 19, 1894

To O.B. Whitaker and wife of Lincoln, a daughter was born Sunday, July 15.
To William Aufdemberg and wife of Elkhorn township, twin boys were born Sunday, July 15. Dr. Clark officiated.
To George Elrod and wife of Sylvan Grove, a son was born Sunday, July 15.
July 2, 1894, to Mr. and Mrs. Web Cullum, a daughter.

Lincoln Republican, July 26, 1894

Mr and Mrs. James A. Bell are the happy parents of a boy, born the 15th.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Shaffer, of Franklin township, are rejoicing over the advent of a new boy at their home.

Lincoln Republican, Aug. 9, 1894

To E. Likely and wife a son was born July 27.

Lincoln Republican, Aug. 16, 1894

To J.B. Woody and wife, of Lincoln, a son was born Aug. 12.

Lincoln Republican, Aug. 23, 1894

The new inhabitant that came last week to reside with Ed. Harper, is a boy.

Lincoln Republican, Sept. 13, 1894

To R.L. Parker and wife of Beaver township, a son was born Sept. 1. This scores four boys for "Bob," and indicates Populist supremacy long after he is gathered to his fathers.

Lincoln Republican, Oct. 4, 1894

To John and Margaret Whalen of Lincoln, a daughter was born Sept. 28.

Lincoln Republican, Oct. 11, 1894

Sept. 30, 1894, to C. Jensen Jr. and wife of Denmark, a daughter was born.
To Albert White and wife, a daughter was born Sept. 19.
To John Hart and wife, a daughter was born Sept. 26

Lincoln Republican, Oct. 25, 1894

To Charles Barkman and wife of Lincoln, a daughter was born Oct. 16.

Lincoln Republican, Nov. 8, 1894

A son, weighing eight pounds in his long clothes, was born to John and Mabel Lewis, on the afternoon of the first inst.

Lincoln Republican, Nov. 15, 1894

Homer Brunt is a happy dad. It is a girl aond ought to be a Republican, as it was born on Saturday, Nov. 3, and that was Republican day in Lincoln.

Lincoln Republican, Nov. 22, 1894

To Mr. and Mrs. James Bell, a daughter was born Nov. 15.

Lincoln Republican, Dec. 6, 1894

A son was born Nov. 30, to Hans Peterson and wife of Lincoln.
A daughter was born Nov. 30, to A.W. Thomspon and wife of Lincoln.
A daughter was born Nov. 30, to Ernest Tieman and wife of Elkhorn township.
To William McCanles and wife of Yorktown, a daughter was born Nov. 24, 1894.
To Mr. and Mrs. Charles Harris, Dec. 2, a daughter.

Lincoln Republican, Dec. 13, 1894

To J.R. Logan and wife of Lincoln, a daughter was born Dec. 10.

Lincoln Republican, Dec. 20, 1894

To A.N. Whittington and wife of Elkhorn township, a ten-pound daughter was born Dec. 17, 1894.
E.T. Skinner is the happy father of another fine boy.

Lincoln Republican, Feb. 7, 1895

Twin girls were born Feb. 5, to R.A. Lovin and wife of Lincoln.

Lincoln Republican, Feb. 28, 1895

To Mr. and Mrs. U.G. Hardesty, Feb. 18, a daughter.

Lincoln Republican, April 18, 1895

To August Semloe and wife of Lincoln, a son was born April 16.

Lincoln Republican, April 25, 1895

To Mr. and Mrs. Ed Boltz, on the 18th, a boy.

Lincoln Republican, May 9, 1895

To A.W. Elgin and wife of Lincoln, a daughter was born May 2.

Lincoln Republican, May 16, 1895

To G.B. Richardson and wife of Lincoln, a daughter was born Thursday, May 16.

Lincoln Republican, May 30, 1895

May 28, to G.W. Blocksome and wife of Lincoln, a son was born.

Lincoln Republican, June 27, 1895

[From the Barnard correspondent] Frank Saunders and wife had a son born to them last Sunday.

Lincoln Republican, July 11, 1895

To John Rees and wife of Lincoln, a daughter was born June 30.

Lincoln Republican, July 25, 1895

To W.B. Hazen and wife of Lincoln, a son.
[From the Barnard correspondent] Last Thursday a son was born to Mr. John Ulsh. It weighed four pounds in a profusion of wraps. Its head has been fitted into a teacup, and a ladyís finger ring has been slipped over its hand onto its arm. This diminutive specimen of humanity is pert and hearty. [Sadly, this baby died a week later.]
[From the Yorktown correspondent] To Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Finton, a girl baby, the 18th of this month.
[From the Madison correspondent] To Mr. and Mrs. Orville Capper, July 13, a son.
[From the Marion Township correspondent] July 20 a boy was born to N.M. Hall and wife and the corn has been growing right along ever since.
[From the Marion Township corresondent] Dr. Clark was committee on reception at Melli Sullivanís, July 5, but on account of the mud he arrived too late to be of any service. Melli says he will set up the cigars to all comers, as it is the first Sullivan boy born in the county.

Lincoln Republican, Aug. 1, 1895

A son was born to E.A. McFarland and wife of Lincoln, July 31.
A son was born to Albert Pankau and wife south of town, July 23, Dr. Clark was committee on reception.

Lincoln Republican, Aug. 15, 1895

[From the Barnard correspondent] George Mastellar and wife have a fine new boy at their house.

Lincoln Republican, Aug. 22, 1895

To Omar Lyon and wife of Lincoln, a son was born Aug. 16.
To Walter Hedrick and wife of Rocky Hill, a daughter was born Aug. 20.

Lincoln Republican, Sept. 5, 1895

To J.R. Hunter and wife of Lincoln, a son was born Aug. 29.

Lincoln Republican, Sept. 12, 1895

To Mr. and Mrs. E. Pierce, a daughter, Sept. 6.
[From the Beverly correspondent] To Mr and Mrs. Wm. Wild, Sept. 6, a son.

Lincoln Republican, Sept. 19, 1895

To W.J. Berryman and wife of Marion township a son was born Sept. 16. [The baby died the same day.]

Lincoln Republican, Sept. 16, 1895

To H. Truman and wife of Lincoln, a son was born Sept. 23.
To A.W. Richardson and wife of Lincoln, a son was born Sept. 24.

Lincoln Republican, Oct. 3, 1895

To August Feldkamp and wife of Pleasant Valley, a son was born Sept. 21.

Lincoln Republican, Oct. 10, 1895

To Mr. and Ms. Charles C. Sperry, a son.

Lincoln Republican, Oct. 31, 1895

To W.H. Waywood and wife of Valley township, a daugher was born Oct. 22.

Lincoln Republican, Nov. 14, 1895

To A.A. Keyser and wife of Lincoln, a son was born Nov. 11.

Lincoln Republican, Nov. 21, 1895

[From the Barnard correspondent] There is an exception to the gneral rule in the births in this place and vicinity, which have generally been males, as a daughter was born to Mr. Kiff, of the hardware firm, on the 9th inst., which weighed 10 pounds. It first saw the light of the day we completed our 79th year. When she reaches the age of 21 we will scarcely be a centenarian, but rather on the forgotten list. Both mother and daughter are doing well. [Name also appears as Kieff.]

Lincoln Republican, Nov. 28, 1895

To Henry Feldkamp and wife of Vesper township, a son was born Nov. 22.
A son was born to L.P. Heady and wife of Beaver township, Nov. 14. Mother and child doing finely. There is unlimited rejoicing in the Heady household over this, the first born. The family are open to suggestions for a name, but remember that "Grover" and "McKinley" donít go.

Lincoln Beacon, March 12 , 1896

A son was born March 9 to Jacob Knudson and wife of Denmark.

Lincoln Beacon, April 30, 1896

On Saturday evening last a son was born to Melvin and Nellie Gill. The little fellow is reported to be healthy and quiet.

Lincoln Beacon, May 7, 1896

To Silas and Gladys Mathews of Marion township, a son was born May 1.
To Lon. Fitzgerald and wife of Beaver township, a daughter was born April 27, which weighed four pounds.

Lincoln Beacon, May 14, 1896

To E.S. Bower and wife, Sunday, May 10, a daughter was born.

Lincoln Beacon, May 21, 1896

[Dry Creek correspondent] To D.M. Burns and wife, on April 14, a son.

Lincoln Beacon, June 4, 1896

[Dry Creek correspondent] To Marion Choat and wife, May 24, a son. Marion is beter natured than ever now, and thinks it is the nicest thing in the world to be a papa.

Lincoln Beacon, June 18, 1896

To O.J. Morgenson and wife of Lincoln, a son was born June 12.
Sunday, June 14, 1896, at Pottersburg, Lincoln county, Kan., to E. Christianson and wife, a fine daughter. It was announced from the platform of the Radical Reform Christian Association after adjournment, by the president, who moved that the society adopt the child with the Chautauqua salute, which was done, and the name of Anna Lord was bestowed upon her then and there. It is not too much to hope that before this child is 21 years of age that all the reforms for which the R.R.C.A. stands will be fully established in this and all other Christian countries. Ė Anna C. Wait

Lincoln Beacon, June 25, 1896

[From the Dry Creek corresopndent] To Everett Lamar and wife on June 7, a 10-pound baby girl.

Lincoln Beacon, July 2, 1896

To O.W. Shideler and wife of Harveyville, a son was born June 25.

Lincoln Beacon, July 9, 1896

To H.V. Jeffers and wife of Rosette, a daughter was born July 2.
To Columbus and Ella Hendrickson of Lincoln, a son was born July 3.

Lincoln Beacon, Aug. 6, 1896

To Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Likely, July 31, a boy.

Lincoln Beacon, Aug. 13, 1896

To Elmer Robinson and wife of Lincoln, a son was born Aug. 12.
[From the Beverly correspondent] To Mr. and Mrs. A.N. Cossell, Aug. 7, a daughter.
[From the Yorktown correspondent] A son was born to Perry Alley and wife on Saturday, Aug. 8.

Lincoln Beacon, Sept. 3, 1896

To George I. Robinson and wife of Lincoln, a son was born Aug. 27.
To William Taylor and wife of Denmark, a daughter was born Aug. 28.

Lincoln Beacon, Sept. 10, 1896

[From the Sylvan correspondent] Wednesday, Aug. 26, to Mr. and Mrs. Ben Compton, a boy.

Lincoln Beacon, Sept. 24, 1896

To Henry Zink and wife of Lincoln, a son was born Sept. 18.
To John Lewick and wife of Indiana township, a son was born Sept. 20.
[From the Barnard correspondent] On Saturday last a new member was added to the family, being the second son of John and Mabel Lewis; a hearty looking fellow, weighing eight and a half pounds.

Lincoln Beacon, Oct. 8, 1896

To William Hughes and wife of Marion township, a son was born Oct. 3.

Lincoln Beacon, Oct. 22, 1896

[From the Beverly correspondent] To Mr. and Mrs. Orin Cossel, a daugher. Also a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. William Miller.

Lincoln Beacon, Nov. 5, 1896

To C. Jensen and wife of Denmark, a son was born Oct. 29.
To John Crawford and wife of Marion township, a daughter was born Oct. 30.

Lincoln Beacon, Nov. 19, 1896

[From the Sylvan correspondent] Fred Jensson is the proud owner of a new baby girl at his home four miles east of town.
J.F. Seirer rises to congratulate himself on the arrival of a baby boy, and says itís "John Bryan."
[From the Prairie Star correspondent] To Rodney Green and wife, a fine girl.

Lincoln Beacon, Dec. 3, 1896

To E.W. McManus and wife of Lincoln, a son was born Dec. 1.

Lincoln Beacon, Dec. 10, 1896

To Charles and Meta Watson of Lincoln, a son was born Dec. 2

Lincoln Beacon, Dec. 17, 1896

[From the Bashan correspondent] Jess Gourley is stepping as high as a blind horse. It is a girl.

Lincoln Republican, July 22, 1897

Born Ė On Monday, July 19, 1897, to Waldo Hancock, of Beverly, a girl.

Lincoln Republican, May 27, 1897

A daughter was born to L.A. Lovin and wife of Lincoln, May 14.
To A.F. Mathews and wife of Luray, a daughter was born May 5.
A daughter was born to Peter Nelson and wife of Franklin township, May 25.

Lincoln Republican, July 29, 1897

To Ernest Watson and wife of Lincoln, a daughter was born July 27. Mother and child doing finely.

Lincoln Republican, July 1, 1897

To Sampson More and wife of Lincoln a daughter was born June 26.

Bill and Diana Sowers, Lincoln County Coordinators
Tracee Hamilton, Lincoln County Coordinator


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