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LINCOLN COUNTY KANSAS KSGenWeb QUERIES, 1996-2000

Here is a listing of queries on Lincoln County sent in 1996-2000. This query list is in chronological order. Click here to go to an alphabetical linked index to this query page. 2001 queries can be accessed by clicking here If you submit a query on a Lincoln County family in the past and it doesn't show up after a week on this page please email us again and give us a "subtle" reminder and we'll make sure it gets on.

Shawn Carnes (email: deputy758@aol.com) - Wed Nov 13 21:39:14 1996
I would like information on the HOEH family in Lincoln County, The CROSS family in Lincoln County, and the PFEIFFER family in Lincoln County. Any Information will be greatly appreciated. Thank You, Shawn Carnes

Carol Askey (email: askeycj@ix.netcom.com) - Fri Nov 15 17:13:17 1996
We are looking for any information on the surname WALLS from Lincoln Co., KS between 1850 and 1900.

Michael Watson (email: mgwatson@san.rr.com) - Sun Dec 1 21:36:47 1996
In Lincoln Co. KS in 1870's Elias REES arived. He built a mill and three of his sons came. Winfield Scott REES, Lafe Jackson REES and Napolean Bonapart REES (my GG-Grandfather) Have a lot of information but am looking for more.

Dale Baldwin (email: dalynn@tds.net) - Wed Dec 11 21:00:15 1996
EMMONS,James -m. in Lincoln, Lincoln CO., KS on Apr 4, 1880 - spouse =BOLES, Emiline Looking for any ancestrial information on either surname. Solve this mystery: In Dec of 1880, just before Christmas James disappeared from all record. He returned from town with a wagon ful of supplies and in the middle of the night he took the new wagon full of supplies and left. Supposedly, James' parents hired the Pinkerton Detective Agency to search for him, to no avail.

Diane Goldhammer (email: dianeg@softcom.net) - Mon Jan 27 13:06:02 1997
Looking for information on the following family: John "Jack" Allen SMITH, b: 4 Apr 1886 Lucas, Russell, KS, married Cora Elsie SNYDER married 26 Jul 1911 in Lincoln, Lincoln, KS. Children: Ellis SMITH b:abt 1913, Lee Westley SMITH b: 1 Mar 1914 Luray, Russell, KS, James Mack SMITH b: 10 Sept 1915 Luray, Russell, KS, John W. SMITH b: abt 1917 KS, Grace I. SMITH b: abt 1919 KS, Fred Marion SMITH b: 20 Oct 1922 Gove, Gove, KS. This family lived in Russell, Gove and Scott Counties that Iknow of.

Diane Goldhammer (email: dianeg@softcom.net) - Wed Feb 12 22:23:21 1997
CLARK / CONN / KING / RENNER / SMITH / SNYDER / TREXLER / WEST Looking for any information on this family. Your help is appreciated! Martha Victoria WEST was born 04Apr 1864 in WV, and died 14 May 1948 in Dodge City, Ford, KS. She married (1) John Albert SNYDER, son of Jeremiah SNYDER and Ann RENNER. She married (2) Tom CONN. She married (3) CLARK. Children of Martha WEST and John SNYDER are: Pearl Ann SNYDER, b. 01 Sep 1890, Osborne, Osborne, KS (lived in Grainfiel City, Gove, KS 1920); d.10 Feb 1930; m. Daniel Mccellan TREXLER, 10 Jun 1905. Cora Elsie SNYDER, b. 04 Sep 1891, Osborne, Osborne, KS (Lived in Gove TWP, Gove, Kansas 1920); d. 27 Mar 1966, Scott City, Scott, KS; m. John Allen SMITH, 26 Jul 1911, Lincoln, Lincoln, KS. William Marion SNYDER, b. 16 Nov 1894, Osborne, Osborne, KS; d. 22 Dec 1961; m. Amy J. ??, 15 Mar 1916. Blanche May SNYDER, b. 09 May 1900, Osborne, Osborne, KS; d. 07 Jul 1928; m. LIVING. Ralph SNYDER, b. 05 Jul 1905, (in 1920 lived Gove TWP, Gove, Kansas); d. Mar 1987, Garden City, Finney, KS; m. Ollie KING. Harry Clifton SNYDER, b. 1907, Osborne, Osborne, KS (in 1920 lived in Grainfiel City, Gove, KS); d. 09 Mar 1932.

Bill Sowers (email: sixsunflowers@yahoo.com) - Thu Feb 13 21:06:33 1997
Seeking information on the following Lincoln County, Kansas, families: DEEDS, STARKS, POLLOCK, GRAVES and WEBB

Cathy S. Murphy (email: Bulls0729@aol.com) - Tue Mar 25 12:46:33 1997
I am researching Benjamin M. SMITH who married Katherine Frances MENEFEE in Lincoln Co., KS 14 August 1881. Benjamin is listed on US Census for Saline Co. in 1870. He and Katherine lived in Saline Co. (and perhaps at some point Ottawa Co.) until 1900 when they moved to Polk Co., MO just after the 1900 US Census was taken. Their children: George William SMITH b. KS Margaret Janette SMITH b. KS Katherine Mertha SMITH b. KS Ernest Elijah SMITHb. KS Eli Lewis SMITH b. KS Benjamin Bernell SMITH (died in infancy) b. KS Polly Place SMITH b. KS Laura Gertrude SMITH b. KS Clara Nelzina SMITH b. MO It is believed that George got into some trouble (with the law?) at approximately age 17. The family farm was sold (to get George out of trouble?) and the family moved to Missouri. Is there an index to court records--approximately 1900? Obituary for Benjamin (child) who died in Kansas, approximately 1893-94?

Art Conner (email: connera@apaches.k12.in.us) - Thu Mar 27 13:03:45 1997
I am interested in exchanging information on the following family that lived in Lincoln Co. Charles Wesley CULLUM b 1831 in Marylan d 1920 in Kansas who m Catherine E. WEBB b 1838 in Indiana and d 1922. Charles & Catherine had: Carl Percy CULLUM b 1865 d 1922, George S. CULLUM b 1867 in Indiana who m Maggie Nickerson, Clarence Webb CULLUM b 1870 in Indiana who m Elizabeth ____, and Sallie Edna CULLUM who m Walter A. GORTON.

Art Conner (email: connera@apaches.k12.in.us) - Thu Ma 27 13:14:12 1997
I am interested in exchanging information on the following families who lived in Lincoln Co.: John P. WEBB b 1841 in Indiana who m Annie_____ and Theodore WEBB b 1844 in Indiana who m Mary A. REED b 1848 in Indiana.

John Dougan (email: mrdougan@imcnet.net) - Sat Apr 19 18:16:05 1997
Looking for descendants of Milton HOWER and Ida HARTE of Sylvan Grove, Lincoln Co., KS. Milton & Ida were married in Catasauqua, Lehigh Co., PA 27 Feb 1878. I have pictures of them in Kansas with several children. Will happily trade for information.

Scott Anderson (email: sanderson@mindspring.com) - Mon May 12 06:34:55 1997
Looking for information regarding Christopher Wilhelm KOCH, died near Vesper, Lincoln Co., in April, 1911. Epsecially interested in circumstances surrounding his death.

Helynn Baldwin -- (email: dalynn@tds.net) - Wed May 14 21:00:50 1997
I am searching for the following ancestors in Lincoln, and Shawnee Counties, Kansas; EMMONS, MCCOWN, BOLES, YEAGER, MCGREAVEY.James M. EMMONS in the June 11, 1880 census for Lincoln Kansas lists James EMMONS born in Indiana. James married Marth Emiline BOLES in Lincoln County on April 4, 1880. My grandfather was Robert Harvey EMMONS, born in Lincoln, Lincoln County, Kansas March 12, 1881, and he was the only child. Martha Emiline's parents were Robert Howard BOLES and Mary MCCOWN, YEAGER (buried under the name MCGREAVEY?) Mary married Robert about 1851 probably in Kentucy. Their children are John Alexander BOLES September 11, 1852 in Iowa, James Harvey BOLES July 1853, born in Iowa, Andrew Jaxon BOLES Octorber 14,1857 in Iowa, Robert Jeremiah BOLES,May 251859 in Iwoa, William Howard BOLES, October 27, 1860 in Topeka, Kansas, and Martha Emiline BOLES November 14, 4862 in Shawnee, Kansas. Robert Howard BOLES was killed allegedly in Ohio during the Civil War. Another account states he died in Lawrence, Kansas in 1863. The man who came to tell Mary MCCOWN that her husband was dead was Jeremiah YEAGER. Family tradition says Mary MCCOWNwas born in Tyrone Ireland, but the 1880 Lincoln Kansas census says she was born in Indiana.) Mary MCCOWN BOLESmarried Jeremiah YEAGER on January 07, 1869 in Lincoln, Kansas. There were five YEAGER children. On April 4, 1880 Martha Emiline BOLES married James M. EMMONS in Lincoln, Lincoln County, Kansas. They took homestead land, and the June 11, 1880 Federal census for Kansas states that James was 25 and Martha 17, that she came from Kansas and he came from Indiana. Near Christmas time in 1880, James EMMONS disappeared. Their son, Robert Harvey EMMONS was born on March 12, 1881. In May of 1881, Martha sold the homestead to her half brother, George YEAGER. Martha's brothers, John Alexander and William Howard BOLES, and their families moved to Evergreen, and Red Deer, Alberta, Canada. They never came back. John Alexander's only son Benjamin BOLES stated in 1957, "They left Kansas as there had been some trouble in there, though he never said what." In April 1882 Martha married James Anderson KURTZ(KURTS)in Lincoln, Kansas. No divorce or death records were ever found by the KURTZ researchers. My Grandfather was Robert Harvey EMMONS, and we have wondered always where his father James EMMONS went. Did he abandon his wife and son before Robert Harvey was born, was he a victem of foul play, and if so who did it? The year 2000 marks a hundred year anniversary of Robert Harvey EMMONSmmons migration to Bowie, Delta County, Colorado. He died in Paonia, Colorado, Delta County in 1951. He married Estella Ella HARDING of Furnas County, Nebraska on January 23, 1904 in Delta County, Colorado. "Harve and Stella" EMMONS had fifteen children, a set of twin boys the 9th and 10th children. This is a very large family, and we would like to know who this James EMMONS was and what happened to him. My snail mail is: Helen Baldwin P.O. Box 1546 Paonia, Colorado 81428 I would be most appreciative of any assistance in solving this old mystery that plagues our family. Thank you for your attention.

Larry WASHAM (email: trvt34a@aol.com) - Sat May 24 09:27:54 1997
WASHAM Cemetery, Lincoln Co., KS. Does anyone know if their is a listing anywhere for this cemetery? I'm guessing that Minnie WASHAM died Aug 1880 is buried there. She was the daughter of Thomas J. WASHAM of Clay Co., KY and Lucy Jane HARTMAN. Thanks so much for your time.

Harry & Melody Stillings (email: melody01@airmail.net) - Friday Oct 30, 1997
I need information on James Riley EUTSLER. His father was Andrew Jackson EUTSLER and his mother was Eliza RAMEY. Bertha Arian WHEELER was born in Greene, New York, March 21, 1864, she was a school teacher before her marriage March 30, 1881 to James Riley EUTSLER. This was in Bluffton, KS, which is now Tescott, KS. Their son, my grandfather, was Harry Fenton EUTSLER (6/26/1882 to 10/6/1955). I have information on the WHEELER and ALLEN families. I need information on the EUTSLER and RAMEY families, Any help will be appreciated. All of the above are buried in Franklin Cemetery, Tescott, KS.

Muriel Caillau (email: murcal@bigfoot.com) - Saturday, Nov. 1, 1997
Seek information on the following family. George URBAN married to Minnie Belle (ANDERSON) (COPPOCK). Lived in Sylvan Grove. Married about 1900. Minnie Belle had one daughter before marriage to George URBAN. Her name was Nettie COPPOCK, b. 1892, NE, died 1975 Seattle, WA, married to Fred BERHORST. George and Minnie URBAN had one known son, Walter URBAN, an attorney. Minnie also had a brother, Fred ANDERSON who lived in Salina. Any information on descendents is welcome....
See my ANDERSON web page at [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~ransom/]

Bill Sowers (email: sixsunflowers@yahoo.com) - Thu Nov 3 1997
I'm trying to find out who the biological father of my grandfather was. His name was Claude SOWERS, however the surname was added when his mother, Mary DEEDS, married William Spangler SOWERS, in 1897. Claude was born Feb 18, 1894, in Lincoln, KS. His father's surname may have been either THOMPSON or STEVENSON... differing family stories give either name as a possiblity. He spent the first three years of his life with his aunt and uncle HEMINGER. Any help greatly appreciated.

Vernon F. Turner (email: VFTurner2@aol.com) - Tues Nov 18 1997
My Grandfather, Alonzo G. TURNER, had to quit school when he was eleven (1896) because his father, Asher H. TURNER, deserted his family. At some point in time after that he attended some sort of Penmanship school. He even had to caligraphy his own diploma. Are there records of this school? What was it's history? How much did it cost to go there? Does anyone know the history of this school? Where was it located? My Grandfather's mother, was Martha BROOKS TURNER, daughter of Henry Russell BROOKS. H.R. BROOKS had both a regular homestead, but he also had a Timber Claim, which he "proved up" in 1898. Both parcels were in Marion Twp. My Great-grandmother, Martha, had two sister, who married locally. One, Mary Brooks LUFF, ran a rooming house for many years, but I don't know where, and the other, Hattie Esther Brooks VAN VALKENBERG, still has descendents living in Lincoln Center. Vernon F. Turner Menlo Park, CA

Beverly Himes Barger (email: grvtrain@wizrealm.com) - December 2, 1997
Searching death and burial place, of my 2nd great-grandma Mary Ann FRAZEE PURDEU STOGSDILL. Mary Ann died 1881 as did an infant daughter. They were in the 1880 Beaver Twp. Lincoln Co, Kansas census. They lived in a sod house on the prarie in Lincoln Co, Nebraska, but some family believed she was buried in Saline Co. KS. I have never found evidence of them being there. I would appreciate any information on all lines of STOGSDILL. I collect them all. I really would like to find and visit Mary Ann's grave though. I live in New Mexico, but we plan our vacations where I can do research one a year. I loved Cottonwood Falls, Chase co, KS & the old courthouse when we visited there a couple of years ago. thank you. Family History Center Librarian Volunteer in New Mexico Beverly Himes Barger 270 Valle Grande Rd. Bosque Farms, New Mexico 87068

John Matrow (email: jmatrow@juno.com) - Tue, 16 Dec 1997 08:46:08
Am seeking ancestors/descendants of: John H. HORRY (b.4/1852-ENG) & Hattie COSSIN (b.12/1863-IL). Children: Roy H. HORRY (b.5/1884-KS), Bessie P. HORRY (b.9/1889-KS).Residence: Beverly, Lincoln Co., Kansas
John Matrow
jmatrow@juno.com

Sherraygen (email: Sherraygen@aol.com) - Mon, 12 Jan 1998
Searching for information on Ben and Ada HARPER WOODY. Ben died June 10, 1957 and Ada June 30, 1963. Children were: Warren, Maymie, Velma, Clayton, Taft, Helen and Maxyne. Would like to correspond with any descendants. Ben and Ada are buried in the Milo Cem. in Barnard.

Yszerbee (email: Yszerbee@aol.com) - Feb 2, 1998
I am researching the MCILVAINE name. The only trace of them that I have found is a census record for 1880 in Madison Township, Lincoln County. It listed Eliza MCILVAINE and M. Albert MCILVAINE. Also living with them were Anna McELROY and Sarah ALBRIGHT.

Mark A. Cross (email: markcross@earthlink.net) - 15 Feb 1998
My great great grandfather was Allen B. CROSS.† He came to Lincoln Co from Mifflin Co. PA.† I understand he was one of the first 6 families in the town of Sylvan Grove.† I understand he was a veteran of the Civil War. How may I best find out more information about him and his family?† Military records?† Verification of birth/death dates?† I now live in California.† markcross@earthlink.net

Bonnie Coatney (bcoatney@nkn.net) - Feb 17, 1998
I'm researching the following lines in Lincoln Co., Kansas: COATNEY, HICKMAN, MANNING.

Mrs. Jody Farmer (email: Mystic@kalama.com) - 10 Mar 1998
I am researching an ancestor of mine, a Mattie FARMER She was born in Shady Bend on Oct. 20,1899.She married a Bernard BISHOP.The Bishop Children are as follows: Merle, Burnice, Jerraldene, Maxine, Darrell. Any one researching the FARMER name can contact me,willing to share info. Mrs.Jody Farmer mystic@kalama.com

Lori Gilmore (email: Glion@prodigy.net) - 5 Apr 1998
Would like to find info on this family found in the 1880 Census, Lincoln Co., Colorado Twp.
GILMORE, Wm L.††††††††† age 44 bp PA
GILMORE, Mary J.†††††††† age 42 bp IN
GILMORE, Sallie†††††††††† age 16 bp IN
GILMORE, John††††††††††† age 14 bp IN
GILMORE, Clarence††††† age 12 bp KS
GILMORE, William H.††† age 10 bp KS
GILMORE, Harvey††††††† age†† 7 bp KS
GILMORE, Florence††††† age† 5 bp KS
Thank you. Lori Gilmore

Don Dodson (email: dodson@bentonrea.com) - 12 Apr 1998
I am looking for a John SULTZENBERGER and his wife Elizabeth (Lizzie) who were in Lincoln Co. about 1882-83-84. they had 5 children some of whom were born in Lincoln Center Ks. Were both killed by lighting in 1884. Any additional info would be appreciated. Thanks. Don Dodson Prosser Wal dodson@bentonrea.com.

The Biggs Family (email: mbiggs@surfr.com) - 19 Apr 1998
Looking for information on the geneology or particulars on John Jordan BIGGS and family who moved to Barnard, KS, after the Civil War.† Served in either 8th or 129th Illinois Infantry Regiments.† Born 1837; died 1912 in Barnard, KS.† Married Mary Ann STOKES from Waterford, Ireland; died 1911 in Barnard, KS.† Six children:† Anna Marie BIGGS; John William BIGGS; Charles BIGGS; George BIGGS; Maud Devere BIGGS; Thomas Audrey BIGGS

Sylvia Havens (email: havens@quiknet.com) - 19 Apr 1998
Luther Forrester HAVENS came to Sylvan Grove around 1890 and married Lydia SULSAR/SULSER.† Looking to connect with this family.† Sylvia Havens --- havens@quiknet.com

Jean Jackson (email: JeanJ21@msn.com) - 21 Apr 1998
I would like to have information on Susan Minnie JONES, who married Oliver Melvin BARNHILL 16 Oct 1894. Susan had been married before to a George BURRIS. Geo. and Susan had three children. Earl, Leona Mae, Forest Burris. Susan parents were David Henry & Orlena Ellen (SUMMERVILLE or SOMMERVILLE) Jones. David and Orlena are buried at Hammer Cemetery. in Lincoln, KS. Any information will be appreciated. I will share. Jean

Cheryl Gowan (email: hgowan@cfl.rr.com) - 22 Apr 1998
Lincoln County query: I am looking for my great grandfather and grandmother.† William Louis SNAPP and Mary Arlinda HAYHURST.†† Any help would be greatly appreciated. William was born 02-26-1861 and Mary's dob was 08-28-1862.† They were married on 01-01-1883. thanks cheryl, deland, fl

Gloria Pinkerton (email: gloriapink@cox.net) - 28 Apr 1998
I'm looking for information on Herman Henry MEER who was born in Germany . He married Emma KERR in Colorado, Lincoln Co., KS on 13 Aug 1878. They resided in Shady Bend, Lincoln Co.†† They moved to Topeka, KS @ 1890.† Emma KERR had a sister Eliza Jane KERR who married Henry KERR on 21 March 1865 in Mifflin Co., PA.†† The KERR's moved to Kansas in 1873/1874 from PA.† They resided in Shady Bend also. Henry KERR was the Lincoln Co Assessor.† At this time I don't know how Eliza Jane KERR and Henry KERR are related, before marriage.† Any help would be most appreciated. Thanks, Gloria Pinkerton

borin (email: borin@uit.net) - 07 May 1998
I am looking for information regarding William E. DUNCAN (died Lucas, KS October 17, 1901. Buried Rosette Cemetery)† Wife, Pheobe (died March 5, 1909† Buried Rosette Cemetery)

RL Stevenson (email: rlsteven@flash.net) - 16 May 1998
I would like any information on STEVENSON. My great grandfather was Charles Lee STEVENSON married to Cora J. McREYNOLDS. Charles died in 1936 in Beverly. They had 4 children that I am aware of, Clarence Joseph (my grandfather), Merton, Homer and John.

Pamela Graf (email: pgraf63@hotmail.com) - 16 May 1998
I would like to gather information out there on the family who lived in the Lincoln, KS area prior to 1945. I have a great-grandfather and a grandmother that are buried in the cemetary there in Lincoln. Zola DILL, is my grandmother and it is her father that is buried in the same plot.

Ernie Woody (email: eawcawjvw@uswest.net) - 25 May 1998
Looking for any information on WOODY family members who lived in Lincoln Co. Mary Ann Salina WOODY married to Benjamin C. McDONALD. Josiah Askew WOODY married to Rausey Melinda BRYAN. William Martin WOODY married to Catherine WITTEL. Also any other WOODY information would be helpful. Willing to exchange info that I have. Thanks, Ernie Woody

Sherry Kaseberg (email: sherryk@TRANSPORT.COM) - 1 Jun 1998
Query: Hendrieka VANDER LINDEN born 1834 Holland, died 1906 Sherman County, OR; m. Lucas VANDERLINDEN in 1854 in a place her obituary spelled Pella Ponea [not found in any atlas consulted]. Came to America age 13 with parents to this place. Mary VANDER LINDEN was born in Kansas, married Ira Freemont HILL in Lincoln County, KS. Mary was a sister of Luke of Kansas, Henry of Missouri, Gove of Washington, William of Minnesota, John who died by 1905, Lizzie STEENBERGEN and Dena COCHRAN. In the small cemetery where Hendrieka VANDER LINDEN is buried, Emigrant Springs, in Sherman County, OR is also buried John VANDER LINDEN 1872-1899, son of Hendrieka and Lucas, and an otherwise unidentified Mr. EMMONS. Contact Sherry Kaseberg at sherryk@transport.com who is posting this for Catherine Fridley Thomas of Wasco, Oregon.

MilanLady (email: not working) - 6 June 1998
To Whom It May Concern: I am currently trying to locate a dear friend that I lost contact with about one year ago.† His name is Jason RUSHING and he lived in Lincoln, KS, with his father Ray RUSHING.† † When I accessed the Lincoln County Information page that gave me this address to send suggestions, I could find nothing that might help in my search to find Jason or his father.† Thank you for your time. MilanLady
Emails to MilanLady are bouncing. If you know this person please have him/her contact us with a new email address.

M GALE A FREEMAN (email: YBMQ65A@prodigy.com) - 10 July 1998
My great grandmother Sedella Lee JONES lived in Lincoln as a child before moving to Indiana. In 1941, the Lincoln Sentinel had an article about her returning for a visit after 60 years. The article mentioned 2 uncles, Cash (Cassius) PATTERSON and Mose SPRINGER, that I would like more information on. Mose SPRINGER supposedly was county treasurer for a time. Gale Freeman.

Richard Wiesner (email: rwiesner@sprintmail.com) - 11 July 1998
I am researching my ancestors who lived in Lincoln County. Richard Biddle CLARK, John POWELL, the LIMPUS family and Josiah WOODY.† I would appreciate any information. Thank you. Richard Wiesner rwiesner@sprintmail.com

Luci J. Baker (email: ljbaker2@earthlink.net) - 1 Aug 1998
The BUZICK family arrived in Lincoln County in 1870. The family was originally from Madison Co., Ohio; Vermillion Co., Illinois; Ft. Des Moines, Polk Co., Iowa; and Holt Co., Missouri. I'm searching for information about Henry and Mary BUZICK; son Ira and his wife Elizabeth "Letty" (FARREL) BUZICK; son Alonson Ruckman aka A.R. and his wife Mary Louise (MCADAMS) BUZICK; daughter Lucinda MCLAIN; son Henry Calyton and his wife Kate M. BUZICK; son Zakeriah Walker BUZICK; and daughter Mary Allice GRAHAM. Henry was a rancher, Ira was a lawyer, and A.R. owned and managed the Syvan State Bank. I believe that Clay relocated to Oregon and that Lucinda was widowed and resided in Holt Co., Missouri. Any information would be greatly appreciated. I also believe that a William BUZICK named the town of Sylvan Grove, kansas. I believe that Henry died in 1902 and Mary in 1908. Any information that you might have would be greatly appreciated! Thanks - Luci Baker

Linda Knabke (email: jamesk@lightspeed.net) - 4 Aug 1998
I believe that Caroline DYE died in 1907 as her heirs sold the land they inherited from her to her husband Moffett DYE for $5.00. The deed was recorded in April 1907 and I assume that the transaction took place shortly after her death. Caroline lived in Russell County, very near to the border of Lincoln County. Russell County has no record of her death so perhaps the attending physician was from Lincoln. I recently received a copy of her .obituary and know that she died Mar. 13,1907. More puzzling to me is that Russell County had no probate record for the farm that her heirs sold to Moffitt DYE. I have deeds for the transaction when she died, but nothing from when he died July, 18 1912. Where would the probate record be from his death?? Is it possible it was recorded in Lincoln? Suggestions for finding the probate record for Moffitt DYE??

GAYLE M. GARRETT (email: garr@ruraltel.net) - 5 Aug 1998
Hi Lincoln County; We are looking for our roots, we are doing genealogies for our children. My wife " Arlene ", her parents are Willaim Russel MONTGOMERY & Clara Liddie MOLLENKAMP MONTGOMERY. Great Grandparents on all four sides of her family lived & are buried in Lincoln County, Ks. Some of those who lived Lincoln County Around 1870,80,90,& 1900s. Some of her relatives are living there today. Some moved away & some are buried there. There is several cousins still living in Lincoln Co.
Arlene's GGGrandparents were Robert & Eliza FLINT MONTGOMERY. Arlene's GGrandparents were Charles & Rachel Melville McKINNEY MONTGOMERY. Arlene's Grand parents were Andrew Elbert & Mattie Victoria LESSOR MONTGOMERY.
We need a name for a daughter of Robert MONTGOMERY, who married James D FANCHER.
We would be interested in any information out there, & a chance to locate some living cousins. Thank you Gayle & Arlene Garrett.

Loren D. Schroeder (email: lschroeder@networksplus.net) - 20 Aug 1998
I am seeking information about my Step grandfather, Arthur ARTMAN, who was probate judge of Lincoln County for many, many years. I know he was born Dec. 13, 1870, near Hunter, Greene County, NY; father was Justus Arminus ARTMAN (born 1849 in NY); mother was Aspasia McCOON (born 1852 in NY). At some point they moved to Kansas. I found them in the 1900 census living in Pleasant Township and two daughters Harriett (b. 1876 in KS) and Nellie (b. April 1888 in KS). Arthur was not listed with them and I could not find him in Elkhorn Township (Lincoln Center). I think Harriett married a RYAN and lived south of Lincoln. Perhaps someone can get me in touch with some of her family and they could provide me with further information about the ARTMAN family. I was raised in Beverly and remember well Granddad ARTMAN.
Loren D. Schroeder lschroeder@networksplus.net Box 7 Maple Hill, KS 66507

Billy Joe Ambrose (email: wambrose@nishanet.com) - 20 Aug 1998
Samuel HALFHIDE, born Nov. 25, 1835, in Ware England; married Flora Sarah TAYLOR on Oct. 8, 1865; died July 2, 1907, in Junction City, Geary Co, Kansas. I have information that Samuel was the Justice of the Peace in Lincoln County, Kansas. Unfortunately, I do not have any information on the dates when he was the Justice of the Peace. Can any one help? Note: it appears that Samuel was a prominent citizen in Lincoln Co., Kansas because he is one of the people pictured on the Lincoln Co., Court House walls. - Billy Joe Ambrose, 2080 Mountain View Road, Stafford, VA 2554-6408 - wambrose@nishanet.com

Duncan Morrow (email: cmorrow@ix.netcom.com) - 14 Sep 1998
When Samuel KNAPP of Walden, Orange County, NY, died in 1886, he did not leave a will, but his widow filed a petition on April 10, 1886, with the Orange County Surrogate's Court naming his heirs as herself and eight adult children. Three of the children named were Cornelia N. (?) HAWKINS, Isabella R. WHEELER, and Josephine T. LeFEFER (also spelled LeFEBVRE or LeFEVRE), all of Lincoln, Lincoln County, Kansas. Any information regarding these women or their families will be helpful. -- Duncan Morrow -- cmorrow@ix.netcom.com

Lon Doyle (email: dahei@cvn.net) - 1 Oct 1998
Looking for information on the family of Philip Thomas and Catherine Elizabeth (HECKMAN) DOYLE and their family. Phillip passed away July 26, 1886 in Union Valley, Scott Township, Lincoln, Lincoln Co., Kansas. Catherine passed away January 8, 1890 in Lincoln also. They had ten children: (the first two died in infancy.):
John Francis DOYLE.- (relocated to Arizona)
Phillip Thomas DOYLE, Jr.- (relocated to California.)
Joseph Mains DOYLE- married Sarah LEMASTER in Lincoln, Ks.
Georgia M. DOYLE- married William McCARTY in Beloit, Ks.
Mary Virginia DOYLE- married James J. BOLES in Saline, Ks. and she is buried in Vesper, Lincoln, Ks.
Catherine E. DOYLE- married John W. BIGGS in Beloit, Ks.
Arthur A. DOYLE- married Lennie BLAIR in Lincoln and Florence FULLER in Lincoln.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!!! Lon Doyle

Tami Ramsey (email: tami.ramsey@adelphia.net) - 8 Oct 1998
Searching for any information on the SULSER / SULSAR / SULCER family that moved to Lincoln County Kansas from Franklin County, Illinois. I have information on Lydia SULSAR who married Luther HAVENS but I would love to find out what became of the other children of Joseph SULSAR who died there before 1870, and would like to find out where he is buried. Any information is appreciated. Tami Ramsey -- tami.ramsey@adelphia.net

DragonLdyJ@aol.com (email is not longer working) - 17 Oct 1998
I am looking for info about my great grandfather Oscar Franklin HILLINGSWORTH. All I know is that he was born in Barnard Kansas 6\26\1889. Could you tell me anything about him or his family?
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Gloria Kerns (email: gloria_kerns@yahoo.com) - 9 Nov 98
I am looking for information about my grandmother's family. She was Lena (Helena?) DIEM, b. March 30, 1872, d/o Frederick and Elizabeth LOPSHIRE DIEM, in McPherson County, KS. Raised in the Elkhorn Community, Lincoln County, KS. She married Thomas Winfield ASKEY January 31, 1894. The family moved to Wichita County, KS, in November, 1906. I know she had one brother, Albert DIEM. Other than that, I have no information on the DIEMs or the LOPSHIREs (her mother's family). It is possible, since Lena was born in McPherson County, the information I seek is there.
PLEASE e-mail me at gloria_kerns@yahoo.com or gloriakerns@themail.com or gloria2k@myfamily.com

Russ McClintick (email: russmcjr@email.msn.com) - 12 Nov 98
I am researching these early Lincolin Co. families: DART / GREEN / COGSWELL / HAMMER / PARKER. After an extended cross-country trip, (CT>UT>CA>TX) John DART arrived in Lincolin Center abt 1865, as a widower with several children. One child, Josephine A. DART married George GREEN. They had two girls, Julia E. GREEN and Iona I. GREEN. Julia married David J. PARKER, and Iona married Emerson HAMMER. Soon after arriving, John DART married Amanda COGSWELL. I am especially interested in this marriage and the children from it. Thank you, Russ McClintick

David Burns (email: davidguy@ix.netcom.com) - 27 Nov 98
I am looking for any information on my BURNS family who moved to Barnard,KS in 1884 and spent there lives there through the 1920's. William Fletcher BURNS and his wife Rebecca raised there families there. I would love to get any information I can of my ancestors. They were members of the Baptist church for many years in Barnard. Thanks for any help you might be able to give me! Regards....Dave in Tacoma, WA

Charles (email: not working) - 20 Dec 98
I would like information on Ezra HUBBARD, who lived in Rocky Hill/Abram, Lincoln County, Kansas, during 1871-1872. Any information provided would be greatly appreciated. Charles.Emails to Charles are bouncing. If you know this person please have him contact us with a new email address.

Sarah Cady (email: scady@nckcn.com) - 23 Dec 1998
Sarah Cady (email: scady@nckcn.com) I am seeking information on Charles L. & Lydia MOONEY. They lived near Milo, Lincoln County, KS and are listed in the 1885 census.

Jerry F. Adamson (email: jadamson@rectec.net) - 1 Jan 99
I am researching my Grandparents Surnames whom resided in Lincoln County, Kansas. ADAMSON, and McCORMICK who lived in Lincoln and Vesper area: and FELSBURG and LISS who lived in Bethany and Ash Grove area. I have several photographs in my photo Album taken in Lincoln County.

Mitch Crumpton (email: not working) - 09 Jan 1999
I am searching for info on the HUNTER family, especially any info pertaining to John Robert HUNTER or William R. HUNTER of Lincoln, Ks. from the late 1800's to early 1900's, any information would be greatly appreciated - thanks, Mitch Crumpton
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Thomas Wetmore (email: wetmore@mail.ptd.net) - 11 Jan 1999
I am interested in any and all information available on Lyman WETMORE, his wife Maria BOYDEN ROOT WETMORE, her daughter Harriet Root CULVER and Elon CULVER, Harriet' husband. These four people are all buried in the Lincoln City Cemetery. They came to Lincoln Co. sometime after 1869 along with several other families including CULVERs , HOLCOMBs and Peter SHUMWAY. Lyman's father Andrew came with them but later went somewhere else with another daughter. Lyman WETMORE b.7/10/1796 d. 11/8/1883 was my great grandfather and I am trying to locate any and all other members of the family that came from CT>VT>PA>NE>KS. Thank you Thomas Wetmore (North central PA)

rizerk (email: rizerk@erinet.com) - 20 Jan 1999
Have tracked this family from Indiana to Calif. to Kansas. Looking for David MALONE b. abt 1841 and his wife Missouri E. SPRINGER b. 1842 in Indiana. Their first two children were born there - Joanna MALONE in 1867 and Franklin L. MALONE in 1868. Their third child, Georgian Helena MALONE was born 20 April 1875 in Lincoln Co. Kansas. (Later the family would move to Washington state.) Missouri SPRINGER was the dau. of John Small SPRINGER and Hannah BURT of Lincoln Co. Looking for death dates, and marriages of the children for a family book.

bears (email: bears@uswest.net) - 30 Jan 1999
Looking for any information on my grandfather, Ralph Edward PIERCE. All I know is that he may be from Lincoln County. I have a few other names that might be connected, they are; Wallace E. and Georgie Ann PIERCE, Sarah J. and Anson E. PIERCE. This is all I know. Please email me at bears@uswest.net, if anyone has info on these people.

Penny Ross Hoffman (email: pennyplay2@msn.com) - 2 Feb 1999
Desire information regarding the BURDICK family of Beverly, Kansas. My great -grandfather Edward C. BURDICK was struck by lightening in bed in June of 1901. He died as a result . His will was found by me at the Lincoln County Courthouse. My great grandmother Catherine E. BURDICK continued to live on the farm and in the townhouse located on lots 11 and 12 in block 19 of Beverly, KS untill the time of her death August 15,1029 at 72 years of age. Kate, as Grandmother was called, had 2 girls and one boy. Florence married and became a Glascow,she is buried at Beverly Cemetary along iwth her mother and father. Dennis E, Burdick, my grandfather lived with his mother and sisters in Beverly, KS. He married Elizabth KIRBY and had two children: Donald Kirby BURDICK born in Beverly Dec 8,1909 and Margorie BURDICK age unknown. My fater, Donald BURDICK lived in Beverly with his parents untill their divorce. His father ran the livery stable in town until he had some accident. Donald took the name of his step-fater Leo ROSS. Donald recieved the Congressional Medal of Honor for heroric action at Pearl Harbor , Dec. 7, 1941. If anyone has information about my relatives, please write me.
An update to the query above - April 27, 2002
In January and February I made great strides in locating relatives of Edwin Clark BURDICK and Catherine Elizabeth HOGG. Her father was William HOGG who was born in Virginia in 1825. Catherine had 11 siblings. Edwin's father was Joseph Nathan BURDICK born in 1809 in Connecticut. He was the youngest of nine children. His parents were married in Illinois where their first four children were born. Then two were born in Tennessee and the remaining three were born in Iowa. Both families are listed on Ancestry.com.
- Penny Ross Hoffman @ pennyplay2@msn.com Thank you

Lori Graff (email: rastus@pld.com) - 13 Feb 1999
My G-G Grandfather, Thomas BOYLE (b. 27 May 1827, PA) was an early settler in Lincoln Co., KS. The 1880 Lincoln Co. Census shows the following children for Thomas: James H. BOYLE (b. Abt. 1856), George W. BOYLE (b. Abt. 1858), Nancy "Ellen" BOYLE (b. 26 Nov. 1859), Elizabeth Ann BOYLE (b. 18 April 1866), Minnie Edith BOYLE (b. 19 Sept. 1872), and Thomas BOYLE (b. Abt. 1878). By the 1900 Lincoln County census, James and Thomas are gone. I am assuming that they died. I am looking for any information that might explain when, where and how they died.

Debbie Dillard (email: dudillard@earthlink.net) - 14 Feb 1999
I am looking for information on David P. SMITH b. 1870 possibly in Lincoln Center, KS, d. 1942 in Hidalgo Co. TX. Married Sarah Augusta "Gussie" LEARCH (or LERCH) b. 1871, d. 1962 Hidalgo Co., TX. Their children were: Lee, Charles Y., Alan (?) M., and Hazel Blanche b. 6/9/1895 in Lincoln Co., KS. The family eventually wound up near Mission, Hidalgo Co., TX. Thank you for any help.
Debbie Dillard
Arcadia, CA
dudillard@aol.com or
dudillard@earthlink.net

Stacey R. Benson (email: Sbenson625@aol.com) - 6 Mar 1999
Sharon Kay PORTER b. 13 Feb 1942 in Barnard, Lincoln, Kansas. Married Gary Dean JENNINGS b. 12 May 1942 place unknown. They had two children that I know of: 1) Mark Dean JENNINGS b. 6 Aug 1959 place unknown and 2) Michael JENNINGS b. unknown. I would appreciate any information on this family especially the unknowns and the date Sharon and Gary were married. Also if their children were married and had children. Please e-mail me at sbenson625@aol.com Thanks so much, Stacey R. Benson

Glenda Schrader (email: glendas@harborside.com) - 19 Mar 1999
Robert McCALL 1835-1911 wife Elizabeth (Lizzie TAYLOR) 1837-1917 from Clarion,Penn. to Manhattan,Kansas.
Sister Jane married William STEWART. Brothers John McCALL had several boys and lived in Okla. Alfred McCALL lived in Kansas. Horace McCALL was a doctor in Kansas City where he owned a hospital. Meade-Gilda-Roy-Miran -they all lived in Okla.for awhile and then moved to Canada.
Robert McCALL was in the Okla.land rush 1889 and settled in Payne Co.not far fron Coyle.
Children Samuel McCALL born Clarion,Penn. 1863 to Kansas 1890 and married Anna Eliza HIGH born Bucks Co. Penn.1868-1961 moved to Wakita, Okla.to Plainview,Texas to Colorado to Eugene,Oregon died1932 children Ralph HIGH McCALL born Wilson,Ks.1892 from Tx.to Myrtle Point,Oregon died 1976.Edith CARVALY born 1897 Wakita,Okla.died Tucson,Ariz
Sarah Jennie married John McMAHAN living in Tx.1932 Willis Peter-Okla Harriet Amerta married Henry BRABHAM-lived in Eugene,Oregon Laura Ellen married Aberham John BERSTEIN-Guthrie,Tx. Lavina Della married BURROUGHS-PULLMAN-Tx. Robert Stewart-bachelor West coast sailor Wash. Maggie E.1877-1893 William Ezra 1883-1947 Okla.married Effie Clyda BOWEN Cleveland married Maude lived in S.F.Calif.1932 Ida U. married HAZEN-Okla. HIGH--ARMBRUST--WEINHOLD--CRUGER
Would like inf.on them.
Thank You Glenda


rrratch@msn.com Robert Ray Ratch (Ratzsch) (email: rrratch@msn.com) - 23 April 1999
The purpose of this inquiry is to try and find information about my grandfather, Carl RATZSCH, (although I am unsure of his first name because I have seen various references to him as Karl, Carl and Charles) who came to the United States on October 8, 1880 and settled in Franklin Township, Lincoln County on March 3, 1881. He and his wife, the former Margaret KOHLER, reared eight children. They settled south of Lincoln on 160 acres and lived there until March 20, 1910, when they moved into the town of Lincoln. My grandmother, Margaret, died on April 26, 1929 and grandfather died on November 17, 1937. They are buried in the Lincoln Cemetery, Block 4, Lot 10.

It is my understanding that my grandfather became a rather substantial citizen of Lincoln and built many of the business buildings in Lincoln. However, when I visited there during the fall of 1997, I could not find anyone who could tell me where the RATZSCH family lived in Lincoln, what buildings he had built and why it was that he came upon hard times that caused him to be living on the "poor farm" when he died.

I do know that after homesteading in Lincoln County, he acquired hundreds of acres of farm land in and around Lincoln and in fact I trekked some of the acreage where he homesteaded. I was thrilled to learn of this website, but was shocked to learn that there was absolutely no information to be gleaned about my family. Besides my grandfather and grandmother, the family members included, my great grandmother, Sophia KOHLER, my uncles Hans F., Charles O., Willie Raenhart, Walter J., Henry Edward and my father, Ray Emerson and my aunts Lena M. (married Charles SPARKS who became town Marshall in Ellsworth) May Pearl (married Earl Dodge and they farmed in Lincoln County until the 1950s). Although I am rather biased, I don't think any history of Lincoln could be complete without some reference to my family.

Be that as it may, I am deeply interested in learning anything I can about my family and would be forever greatful to anyone who could help me.

Sincerely,
Robert Ray Ratch (Ratzsch), 1914 Forest Creek Lane, Libertyville, IL 60048 - E-Mail: rrratch@msn.com
jyl privia (email: dealers@one.net) - 5 May 1999
I am looking for any info on Clayton Lee SHAFER born Sept 4th 1933 to Margaret Elizabeth ADAMS SHAFER and Cletus Arl SHAFER They lived at Sylvan Grove and in the Lincoln County area. Cletus worked at a milk testing plant. The other children were Glada Elizabeth , Doris May, Franklin or Frankie. The children were separated and placed into foster care during the depression. Eventually they were all reunited but Clayton.... He would have been 5 or 6 at the time, and may have a name change I do believe he was in WW2 . Please if anyone has any info. email.... I have been looking for him for 16 years and his sister Glada is his only living sibling left she is 76.........
Don and Phyllis Blythe (email: dophbly@ckan.com) - 3 May 1999
I have roots in Lincoln County:
BLYTHE, LYSTER, and McCANLES... and seek some information relating to their genealogy. My greatgreatgrandfather William Monroe McCANLES was a resident and merchant in Lincoln during the late eighteen hundreds and at one time was elected County Treasurer. I would like to find out when and how long he served. I have not sought information at the county court house. I was born and lived in Lincoln from l926 to 1948. Would appreciate any info.
Don Blythe 1801 Tyler Great Bend, KS 67530 --- E-Mail: dophbly@ckan.com

Alice Allen (email: dcaallen@pacifier.com) - 31 May 1999
Researching RATHBUN & WATSON families of Lincoln Co. KS.
William Henry Harrison RATHBUN & Sarah Isabell Helena HOBBS were both born in MO, married in KS (possibly Lincoln Co., but more likely Cheyenne Co as that is where most of their children were born), and died in Lincoln Co. (23 July 1948 for William, 18 Dec. 1953 for Sarah).
Their son James Leonard married Edit Bell WATSON in Lincoln Co. on 23 Dec 1908. Edith was the daughter of Henry WATSON & Elizabeth MATCHETTE. Edith's mother died before 1900, Henry raised Edith & her older brother Chester alone, as far as I know.
Alice Allen - dcaallen@pacifier.com
Don Gourley (email: DGour123@aol.com) - 22 June 1999
My great-grandfather, Jess GOURLEY was born in Lincoln Co. in 1871. He and his brothers Philander and Jerome participated in the land lottery of 1901 that opened the Kiowa/ Comanche lands in SW Okla. Can anyone direct me to a further source of information on Jess Gourley?
Don Gourley
DGOUR123@AOL.com
EThorpejr@aol.com - 23 June 1999
Seeking information on any THORPEs in Lincoln Co, KS, during the latter 1800s to early 1900s. Specifically Everett THORPE (Sr), possibly born aroound 1887, and eventually migrating to New York. Any data verifying parents, dates of birth, death, etc., would help. Thank you.
EThorpeJr@aol.com.
Miki Hoffman (email: irishgem@execpc.com) - 11 July 1999
Hello, Looking for the STRANGE family. Ancestors or descendants of William STRANGE (1912-1992) son of Joseph STRANGE of Lincoln, Kansas. Any information would be greatly appreaciated.
Sincerely, Miki Hoffman - irishgem@execpc.com
Frank D. Myers (email: fmyers@netconx.net) - 16 July 1999
Surnames: HICKLE -- MYERS
Looking for any trace of John and Susan (MYERS) HICKLE, who left Lucas County, Iowa, fall 1884 and were residents of Grant Township, Lincoln County, Kansas, when the 1885 state census was taken. (Note: Online transcription of census gives name as HINKLE). John supposedly died prior to 1900 in Lincoln County and Susan, about 1901, also in Lincoln County. They had these children: Mary A., Jesse/y R., Harriet, Jacob, James, Dora, Rosa May and at least two others. Susan was a daughter of Jacob and Harriet (Dick) MYERS, a sister of my great-grandfather, Daniel MYERS.
From: Frank D. Myers, fmyers@netconx.net
Tom George (email: georget@se.mediaone.net) - 2 August 1999
Looking for information on Hiram S. GEORGE, b. Apr 1854 in Jay, NY d. ? lived in Lincoln County, Pleasant Township, Silvan Grove around the turn of the century. His wife's name was Matilda (no other information known). Children Ethal B. GEORGE, b. 24 Jun 1884 d. Jan 1965; Clarance P. GEORGE, b. Jun 1886 d. ?; Ella M. GEORGE, b. 14 Apr1888 d. Jul 1974 in Shamrock , Wheeler, TX; Ray S. GEORGE, b. Aug 1891 d. ?; Mildred E. GEORGE, b. Jan 1899 d. ? -- Any information on these and related people would be greatly appreciated.
Tom George - Green Cove Springs, FL
Tom Cook (email: Glapn@aol.com) - 3 August 1999
Searching for the family of William Hamilton BISHOP (b. Clarno, WI in November 1848) came to Indiana Township, Lincoln Co. in early 1880's to farm. Had children: Clara (BARNHARDT) and Claude (twins), David, Harry and Jennie (HAYMAN). Claude moved to Oregon in early 1930's.
William H. BISHOP's wife was Clara C. BROWN also from Clarno, WI. Her parents, William Henry BROWN and Mary Ellen WALLACE moved to Elkhorn Twp. in early 1880s.
--Tom Cook -- Portland, OR
Vern Paul (email: vernpaul@earthlink.net) - 22 August 1999
I would like information on, and contact relatives of, Robert "Henry" KISSICK (b. 21 Nov. 1832, Fleming Co., KY) and Sarah C. LAWSON (b. June 1851, Morgan Co., KY) who settled in Colorado Twp., Lincoln Co., KS, about 1878/79. They had nine children: Robert, Lara J., May E., Lula A., Joseph, Edward, William T. (d. young), Bid, and Rosie.
Vern Paul -- vernpaul@earthlink.net -- Los Angeles, California
David Brown (email: dbrown@wavegate.com) - 23 August 1999
My great-great grandfather shows as Henry BROWN on the 1885 Census. He and his wife Sarah homesteaded starting about 1878. Lived with their spinster daughter Sarah Elizabeth. Sons also in the area included Francis Marion BROWN, Anderson BROWN. Later, my great-grandfather Fabius Lafayette BROWN was involved in county politics to some degree. I'm looking for anything that might indicate history of Henry and Sarah. They were from Ohio originally. Emigrated to Kansas from Warsaw, Indiana. Thanks,
David Acton Brown - email: dbrown@wavegate.com or features@daily-tribune.com
Wilda W. Morris (email: wem@ameritech.net) - 28 August 1999
Two queries in one:
1)---
I am working on a biography of John Sylvester STRANGE (1831-1915) for publication in a family newsletter, The STRANGE-WEBBER Connection. I would like to here from anyone with information about him or his family, pictures, etc. Thanks.
2)--- I am looking for information on early settlers of Lincoln County with family connections to the STRANGE family, including the family of Orange SHERMAN, and the MALONE family (spouse and family of Frankie (Francis or Frances) Strange MALONE. Thanks. Wilda W. Morris
David Veh (email: d.veh@worldnet.att.net) - 12 September 1999
Two queries in one:
1)---
HOBB(S) in Lincoln, Co, KS
I am researching the HOBB(S) family in Lincoln Co, KS. Myrtle Lillian BIRD married James Luman HOBB in 1909 in Lincoln, KS. The BIRD family came from Daviess Co, IN in the 1870's, and the HOBB(S) family came from Clark Co, MO, in the 1880's. Any information on the HOBB(S) family in Lincoln Co, KS or Clark Co, MO would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
2)--- I am researching the COUSE, BIRD, and HOBB(S) name of my family. It seems that the COUSE family left Broome Co, NY and ended up in Lincoln, KS where two sisters, Alice E. and Lucy Jane, married brothers of the BIRD family James A. and Riley S., family in the late 1880's and another sister, Hattie Bell, married a Oliver Aaron STRANGE in the early 1880's. I also have reference to a Calvin COUSE in the Lincoln area; and these three sisters had a brother named Calvin. If anyone has information on the COUSE family in Lincoln, Co, I would be interested in hearing from you. Thanks in advance.
David Veh -- d.veh@worldnet.att.net in Overland Park, KS
Bill Lantz (email: blantz@SamLink.com) - 06 November 1999
Looking for information on George Obadiah Swan LANTZ who settled in the Lincoln Co. area around 1880. He came to Kansas from Pennsylvania. He was married and had one child at the time, John McKelvey LANTZ b. 15 Aug.1878. His wife's name was Harriet CRAWFORD LANTZ. Their first child born in Kansas was Delphia Mae b.15 Dec.1881 and married Milford VONADA 19 Dec.1900. Other children born between 1883 and 1896 were-- Lester, Miles H., Clara O., Albert J., Harry A. Two others did not survive childhood. Other family names associated with his children are--- Anna THOMPSON, Mabel MARKELL, Albina VOLOK, Roy MILLER, Amy Pauline SEIMER, and Anna SEIMER. Any help greatly appreciated. I am from the Pa. connection. blantz@SamLink.com
MtRver@aol.com 30 December 1999
I am looking for any information on the CHARD familles in Lincoln County, KS in the 1800s and into the 1900s. Any information would be appreciated. I am also looking for more information on a Frank HOLMAN who lived with William E. & Phoebe A. DUNCAN in Lincoln County, KS in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Possibly adopted.
Scott Brockelman (email: scottbrockelman@msn.com) - 30 December 1999
I am seeking any information on two families that came to Lincoln County after the Civil War. Both families appear in the 1885 census: the family of Fredrick BROCKELMAN & Jacob SHAFER. Two of their children married: Frank BROCKELMAN & Ruth SHAFER. Any and all information will be appreciated. I also have information to share. thanks scott brockelman (email: scottbrockelman@msn.com). Most of the Brockelmans moved to Council Grove, Kansas, around 1903.
Harmon Orsborn (email: kolh@hotmail.com) - 11 January 2000
I'm looking for descendants of Asa & Rachel ORSBORN (OSBORN) MYERS who migrated to Kansas from Jefferson County, Iowa. They are listed in the 1880 Lincoln Co. census as Asa, Rachel, & daughter Sophrona. They were married in Jefferson County, Iowa, on 14 June 1846. Other children were Geo. RICE (1st marriage), Martha, Nancy, Albert, Barbara, & Irwin MYERS. It is not known how many of the children migrated with them. My info lists Asa as a farmer & teacher. Rachel was my gt grandfather's sister. Thank you.
Enuf for now-bye, Harmon -- kolh@hotmail.com
Raymond Zerfas (email: mylady@ruraltel.net) - 08 February 2000
I am searching for information on Andrew Caruthers BOWEN, born June 3, l839 in Madison, Ind. First marriage to Elizabeth GILTNER (sp?). Second marriage to Rebecca Jane SHAFER in Missouri, then moved to Lincoln County, Sylvan Grove, Kansas. Any information would be appreciated. email mylady@ruraltel.net
donwood@indiana.edu - 08 March 2000
Looking for LIMPUS and HORTON 1870s+
donwood@indiana.edu
lilyvalentine@earthlink.net (email is not working) - 09 March 2000
I am trying to find out information on my true grandfather. He was Emerson McREYNOLDS. When he married Pearl Elizabeth TURNER she was 14 years of age and he was 21. She was born 2 Sep 1907. I know he was born in Colorado and spent most of his life in prison, however, he did not die in prison. This is the extent of what is known about him. Can you help or direct me elsewhere?
Further they moved to Oklahoma and she remarried to Lester Hillman 10-16-26 but she was back in Kansas at that time, so I don't know if their divorce was in Oklahoma or in Kansas.

Most everything concerning the Turner family though was in Lincoln county.
Emails to Cheryl Gowan are bouncing. If you know this person please have her contact us with a new email address.
Bernadette Hollowell (email: bhollowell@aepnet.com) - 19 March 2000
In the 1885 Lincoln County Kansas Census Township: Golden Belt, it lists a J. HOLLOWELL, Mary HOLLOWELL, Delila HOLLOWELL, Rosa HOLLOWELL and George HOLLOWELL. I am a descendent of George and we are looking for any information on him or any of his family. Please mail me at bhollowell@aepnet.com Thank you Bernadette Hollowell
Aly Farris (email: afarris@kscable.com) - 14 April 2000
I am looking for any information on John, Lucy J. and Annis SPEARS. They moved to Cedron Township, Lincoln County, Ks. in 1884 from Washington County, Ohio. Lucy died in 1889 and is buried in Spillman Cemetery in Hunter, Ks. John died in 1913 and is also buried in Spillman Cemetery. Annis SPEARS died in 1952 and is buried in Rose Valley Cemetery in Hunter, Ks. Any information would be appreciated.
Bill (email: rockingchair57@msn.com) - 20 July 2000
Peter FOSTER, wife Millicent, of Linclon Co. 1875 ..... Peter and Millicent were married around 1875. They had two sons born there: John & Charles. They moved to Oklahoma. Any information would be appreciated.
Bill -- rockingchair57@msn.com
Mary Thiele Fobian (email: metaphor@mbay.net) - 03 Aug 2000
RUPINs....... An "A. RUPIN" (either Adam or Anton--father and son both were doctors) is listed in Lincoln County Kansas Medical Personnel, "Register of Physicians & Accoucheurs" section, Annual report of the State Board of Health of the State of Kansas, 1887. Listed as living at Sylvan Grove, Lincoln County, KS. Is there a historical society for Lincoln County or anyone who can do lookups and provide photocopies?
metaphor@mbay.net
Mike Woody (email: metaphor@mbay.net) - 13 Aug 2000
WOODY - CROWL - MCDONALD - BOWLIN
I am interested in any and all Woody family members in Lincoln County Kansas. E-mail address: woodygap@proaxis.com
Kathy Lupfer-Nielsen (email: knielsen@oznet.ksu.edu) - 21 Aug 2000
I am an independent researcher working on Anna CHURCHILL WAIT...just wondered if anyone knows what happened to her daughter in law, Lillian. The son Alfred is buried in Lincoln cemetary with the parents, Walter and Anna and I haven't found Lillian...just curious as to what might have happened to some of Anna's personal items.
I would appreciate any information about WAITs of Lincoln County.
Kathy Lupfer-Nielsen
Vivian James (email: byjames@yahoo.com) - 27 Aug 2000
DILLE family of Kansas.
My great grandfather is Asa Jackson DILLE. His daughter Myrtle DILLE was born in Lincoln Co. KS in 1890. Her motherís name was Lillie. Asa DILLE is listed on the 1885 Census Lincoln Co.Township: Franklin. I would appreciate any information on the Dille family. I am willing to share my information.
Thank you,
Vivian James
byjames@yahoo.com
Jo Anne Peck (email: TWNSUPER@aol.com) - 17 Oct 2000
DOUGLASS and LYNE
I am interested in finding any information on the following family (information here is from the 1885 Lincoln County Kansas state census):
F. M. (Francis Marion) DOUGLASS 43
Lucinda 36
Alva 13
Emet 11
Moody 9
Ira 5
Rhoda 1
This information is from the 1885 Golden Belt Twp, Lincoln Co. census. This is my great-great-uncle and am looking for any information on the family and heirs of Francis Marion Douglass. Also on his sister Sarah Lyne and her children. The information that I have on them is also from the 1885 Valley Twp, Lincoln Co census:
I. M. (Israel) LYNE
Sarah A.
William E.
Howard E.
Thomas L.
Adah L.
Sarah died 12 March 1939 in Lincoln, Lincoln Co, Ks (obit in Lincoln Sentinel-Republican 23 March 1939. She had three more children - Grover C., Harlin L and Viola G. I am searching for any information and any family members.
Jo Anne Peck - 1020 18th Avenue - Moline, Il 61265 - e-mail; twnsuper@aol.com
Shirley A. Towse (email: towse@horizon.hit.net) - 25 Oct 2000
SMITH, QUINN and PAGAN
I am looking for information on my great grandfather, Chalmer SMITH. He was one of the scouts with General Forsyth at the battle of Beechers Island. I have read some histories of this battle and assume that Chalmer SMITH was a very young man at the time; so I guess he was born about 1845 to 1850. He died in Beverly, Kansas on March 31, 1919. He married Katherin QUINN and they had a Daughter Josephine Mary SMITH (Josie) who was born July 4, 1887. I have heard that Katherin QUINN SMITH died during childbirth or very shortly after. I would like to know if these facts are true; if they had any other children; and if so, where are the decendants. Josie married John Joseph PAGAN and they lived in Beverly during part of their marriage. They had a son and a daughter, Leone (my mother) born in Beverly on November 18, 1912. About all I know about this side of my family is that Leone had a cousin named Doris PAGAN and they loved to visit with Grandpa Chalmer SMITH and his freind Jack PEATE. My mother learned about the battle from them, but she was only seven years old when Grandpa SMITH died. I don't know much about the PAGAN family and nothing about the SMITH family. If anyone can give me some more information, I would appreciate it.
Gerry Oehler (email: digers@sk.sympatico.ca) - 28 Dec 2000
Thanks in advance for your attention. I'm looking for any information with regards to my grandfather: John K. OEHLER. Born at Sylvan Grove in 1897. Also looking for any history that would help me locate the land that my G-Grandfather Jacob OEHLER farmed for 10 years near Sylvan Grove. They farmed that land from 1892 until 1903. They then moved on to Oregon, then finally Canada. My grandfather often talked about the river that flowed thru that land. All my grand-father used to talk about, was his childhood in Kansas. I would love to visit Lincoln County some day, and hope to even find the land he so fondly talked about.
Thanks
Gerry Oehler -- Saskatchewan, Canada
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