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Atkinson, Bachar, Beveal, Birling, Buckeridge(2), Critzer, Curts, Dillman, Edgar, Hess, Hoag, Irsik, Kurtz(2), Leggett, McGuire(2), Messmer, Montgomery, Murphy, Parker, Perry, Quinnel, Schoolcraft, Shoemaker, Skynner, Smittle, Sparr, Spung, Thrift, Turpen

Author:Kris Thompson
Subject:Critzer
Date:08/31/1999
Email: kris3314@comporium.net
Mailing address: W307S6930 Hwy. I
Mukwonago, WI 53149
Query: Looking for information on the Critzer family who lived in Wichita, late 1800's and early 1900's. Lawrence William Critzer owned an auto repair business. His father was James Greenbury Critzer. Also some relatives spelled the name Critser.

Author:Laileen
Subject:Scott Raymond Edgar
Date:08/30/1999
Email: Laileen @ aol
Mailing address:

Query: Unable to find any records for Scotts from Piper Kansas area before his parents Larman Edgar Scott and Margaret Waldron HELP

Author:
Subject:RE: MCGUIRE
Date:09/19/1999
Email: larry@ruraltel.net
Mailing address:

Query: Mabel was adopted in 1896, not 1869.
Her father, James H. married Catherine
McCormick 1887 in the St.Peter St. Paul Catholic Church in Cawker City, after Sara(h) died. I don't know if Catherine had children from her previous marriage.

Author:Kathy Hoeme
Subject:MCGUIRE
Date:08/29/1999
Email: larry@ruraltel.net
Mailing address:
1109 Elizabeth
Scott City, KS 67871

Query:JAMES MCGUIRE b.about 1836 in NY. His parents were from Ireland. James married Sara. Children: (ages on 1875 census)Francis E. 16,Ida .14,Wilard W.8,Charles L.6, Fredric A. 3. From 1895 census 2 more children: Cary 16. Eva 14. My grandmother,Mable Laura, b.1887 in Osborne Co. Ks. This family lived in Kill creek in 1875, then Liberty township. My grandmother was adopted in 1869 in Paradis, Ks (Russell County). Her brother, Charles, signed her death certificate in Topeka, KS. I am looking for any relatives my grandmother McGuire's family. Thank you.
Author:Helen L Zink
Subject:HESS
Date:08/27/1999
Email: helenlz@ktc.com
Mailing address: 140 Greymoss,
Ingram, TX 78025

Query:Inf on Thomas Wallace Hess or Hesse:
Born Jan 1885, Kansas, Died Mar 1975 in
Sedan, Chautauqua,KS. Parents: W.G. Hesse and
Hanna Power - both born in Ohio. Family or
ancestors. Thanks in advance

Author:T. C. Burgin
Subject:Quinnel
Date:08/23/1999
Email: tcburgin@home.com
Mailing address: 10242 Oxlow Road, Oklahoma City, OK 73159

Query:
I am interested in a William or Loretta Quinnel or Quinnell. Moved to Witchita sometime after the civil war. William passed away in the 1880's and served in the 13th Kansas Infantry Regiment.
Author:Regena Newbert (Leggett)
Subject:Samuel Thomas Leggett
Date:08/23/1999
Email: regenasue@aol.com
Mailing address:

Query:I am looking for information on Samuel Thomas Leggett. He has a son Willam Albert Leggett born on February 22,1873.

Author:Grove A. Schoolcraft
Subject:Schoolcraft
Date:08/22/1999
Email: groves@coldreams.com
Mailing address: 10324 W. Pine
Sandpoint, ID 83864
Query: My Granddad Emery Anthony Schoolcraft met his to-be wife in KS (where?) next found in Fond du Lac WI..on Grandmothers deth cert he shows her maiden name as Burling..true name is supposed to be Burlen. but found her sister Eliz Birling m. to J W Bohn and buried in Wamego...Have pics of them - photograhers name on frames as being Wamego and Jct City so believe to have been in this area
SEE also surname BIRLING

Author:Grove A. Schoolcraft
Subject:Birling
Date:08/22/1999
Email: groves@coldreams.com
Mailing address: 10324 W Pine
Sandpoint,ID 83864
Query: "BURLEN" came from France 1847 to Wis then to KS, however their names got changed to Birling Berling Burling and Berlin.
Eliz Birling m J.W.Bohn and buried at catholic cem in Wamego....first names of Sebastien-Elizabeth-Mary-George-Lena-Julia- Helianna-Jean(john) in any combo of above surnames am interested...believed to be in Geary and Pottawatomie counties

Author:Madeline Dillman Bechtold
Subject:Dillman, Peter Gregg
Date:08/18/1999
Email: bechtolds@erols.com
Mailing address:

Query: I am trying to locate the researcher who posted a query in 1996 on a rootsweb board. His email no longer works. He queried about Peter Gregg DILLMAN and Martha Jane BOWMAN who evidently moved from Indiana around 1871, settling in/near Douglass, Butler Co., KS. Peter Dillman and Martha Bowman were married in Fulton Co., Indiana on
April 25, 1864. Peter is the son of Jacob Dillman and Ellen Houston who married in Ross Co., OH on June 21, 1833. Jacob is the brother of my gggrandfather, Joseph Dillman, who settled in Tippecanoe Co., IN. I have information on this family. Please contact me. I'd love to trade info.

Author:Nan Cloud
Subject:Sparr
Date:08/15/1999
Email: nancloud@flash.net
Mailing address:

Query:
I am searching for any information that may be available on Albert Everett Sparr, born 29 March 1907 or 1909 in Wichita or Larned, Kansas. Mother's maiden name was Martha Elizabeth Stevens or Stevenson. Father's name unkown.
Author:Diana Brunson
Subject:KURTZ, Charles Lee/b.d.: December 15, 1976
Date:08/11/1999
Email: DBru100536@aol.com
Mailing address:

Query:Charles Lee Kurtz is the grandson of Charles Brunson who lives in Rockford Illinois. Charles Kurtz last known place is Wichita, KS. Last time he was seen by his grandfather was about 10 years ago. Please, if anyone has any information on Charles Kurtz e-mail me. If I get any more information I will gladly let you know.

Author:
Subject:RE: KURTZ, Charles Lee
Date:08/25/1999
Email:
Mailing address:11817 Illinois Rt 2 S
Rockfors, IL 61102

QueryYou can call my Uncle Charles at this number: (815)963-2351

Author:Lesa Arterburn
Subject:Beveal
Date:08/08/1999
Email: ma23538@navix.net
Mailing address:

Query: I have pictures of the BEVEAL family but no history. Let me know if you have BEVEAL family history.

Author:William Butler
Subject:Spung
Date:08/06/1999
Email: lebanon100@yahoo.com
Mailing address:

Query: ISO Barbara Earlene Spung DOB: 12-06-49 place of birth: Wichita KS. last known address in 1969 : 1803 W Crawford, Wichita KS.

My name is William Butler DOB: 03-12-69
Does anyone have marriage records from Sedgwick CO./Wichita between the years of 1968- 1975

She is my birthmom and i have been searching for her.

I can be reached at lebanon100@yahoo.com or lawinfo@intelligencia.com

Author:Nancy Brown
Subject:thrift
Date:08/05/1999
Email: bnbfarm@fgi.com
Mailing address: R.R.#1 Box 243, Oreana, IL
62554

Query:I am looking for the family of Charles THRIFT born about 1878 in Macon Co., IL to James and Margaret Ray. Moved to Viola, Kansas where he was a farmer. He married Ora and had a daughter Louella.

Author:Maxine Smittle
Subject:SMITTLE
Date:08/05/1999
Email: 2themax@coltelco.columbus-ks.com
Mailing address:1313 E. Walnut St., Columbus, KS. 66725

Query: I am seeking information on Jesse O. SMITTLE, born 20 July, 1889 near Hartville, MO. He moved to Cherokee County, KS. in 1914 with his parents, Samuel and Mary Smittle. He was a veteran of WW1 having served in the U.S.Navy. He died 11 Aug. 1957 in the Columbus Hospital, and had been residing athis home one mile north of Cresline, KS.

Author:Edward D. Lester
Subject:Irsik
Date:07/24/1999
Email: EBL5632@aol.com
Mailing address: 1409 Scarborough Lane, Plano, TX 75074


Query: Interested in locating information on surname Irsik, (Irsick or (Jirsik) I am descendant of Mary Victoria Irsik who married Peter Joseph Assenmacher.

Author:Jack A Shoemaker
Subject:Shoemaker
Date:07/23/1999
Email:
Mailing address:

Query:
Jacob Shoemaker b Aug4,1807 m Rebecca Phillips first child William b 1838 Second child Edward 184 third child John b Athens Ohio 1845 Fourth child Mary Margret Shoemaker b 1849 Athens Ohio. Jacob Shoemaker and is wife Rebecca were born in New Jersery with William and Edward.Any Information that you can give me will be very helpful Jack A Shoemaker
Author:Claudene Britt
Subject:CURTS
Date:07/22/1999
Email: cbritt02@aol.com
Mailing address: 206 Red Fox Circle
Pineville, LA 71360

Query:Seeking information on ancestory:
Ggrandfather Solomon T. CURTS
Ggrandmother Amanda Theodosia Davey CURTS
Time period around 1885 to about 1900


Author:Keith M. Steffke
Subject:BUCKERIDGE
Date:07/21/1999
Email: SMMC.KMSteffke
Mailing address: 4157 - Porter Ave.
Lincoln Park, Michigan

Query: I just received the death certificate of my great grandmother, Marjorie R. JENKINS (7/1904-11/1971) she was the spouse of Max E. JENKINS. Marjorie was born in Wichita, Sedgwick Co. on July 10, 1904 to William F. BUCKERIDGE and Olive TRYON. I am looking for data concerning William and Olive BUCKERIDGE, such as their vital dates and marriage record. I presume they were natives of Sedgwick County. Could somebody possibly do a 1900 or 1910 Federal Census Record look-up on this family for me? It would be most appreciative of any assistance extended to me. Please list any sources available on-line, which may help me. Thank you, Keith M. Steffke

Author:Keith M. Steffke
Subject:RE: BUCKERIDGE
Date:07/21/1999
Email: SMMC.KMSteffke@juno.com
Mailing address:

Query: corrected e-mail address is:

SMMC.KMSteffke@juno.com

Author:Tom Hoag
Subject:Hoag or Montgomery
Date:07/14/1999
Email: havasucs@ctaz.com
Mailing address:

Query: Looking for info on Frank A Montgomery
Born April 1891 Adopted By Dr.Clark Hoag In Kansas

Author:Ruth Parker Teal
Subject:Parker
Date:07/13/1999
Email: Tealsaduck@aol.com
Mailing address:

Query: Thomas Henry Parker born Dec 16,1835
married to Mary Emma Kelley born June 18,1849
Would like information on their parents;
possibly James born 1814 and married to
Elizabeth born 1809 (no last name).James died between 1860 Bourbon County Ft Scott
Twp KS and 1865. Possibly in the Civil War.
Would like to have any Civil War Records.

Author:Jennifer Stark Fry
Subject:Daniel J.Murphy D;Wichita 1936
Date:07/10/1999
Email: chucknjenf@fn.net
Mailing address: 25 East Pkwy Wichita

Query: I am in search of any information pertaining to Daniel J. Murphy B: 15 Nov 1856 IL?, D:18 March 1936. He lived on Waco St.when he died. I very much want to locate his parents'names, who came from Ireland. He is a real"brick wall"--no obit. He and his wife Bertha and daughters Blanche and Lela lived in Wichita about 1900. Kindly respond with hints!

Author:JACQUELINE BACHAR SONGER
Subject:BACHAR/SAMUEL PERRY
Date:07/09/1999
Email: RJSONGER@home.com
Mailing address:

Query: SP IS MY GRANDFATHER, DIVORCED AND WAS LIVING IN MISSOURI WITH SECOND FAMILY UNTIL DEATH IN 1950S. MY FATHER, NOW DESEASED, WAS BORN IN KANSAS IN 1902.

Author:Francis A.C.Skynner
Subject:Skynner
Date:07/07/1999
Email: F.Skynner@bigfoot.com
1-B.Hart Road,Takapuna 1309 New Zealand
Author:Cate Bittner
Subject:TURPEN
Date:07/05/1999
Email: catherine_bittner@juno.com
Mailing address: 310-48 East Bradley Ave
El Cajon, CA 92021

Query:
I'm looking for the birth record of a Hazel Lenore Turpen/Turpin. Born in 1906 in Keighly, Butler, Kansas. Im also looking for the marriage of a Walter R Turpen and Alameda Belle (Fennick?) in the same county in 1903. I would be happy with the just the information on where to send for records regarding Butler County. Thank You
Author:Steve Miller
Subject:Messmer
Date:07/05/1999
Email: smiller_crs@yahoo.com
Mailing address:
7550 S. 3237th W.
Cheney, Kansas 67025
Query:
John Messmer built a home in Erie Township, eight miles from Cheny,in 1917, which we now own and occupy. We have done some extensive restoration to the home, but have not been able to locate any photos of the original house, or any photos that may have been taken in the 50's or 60's. Forrest and Wilma Black were the second owners of the home. I would like to locate any information on the John Messmer family and any phots that I might be able to reproduce.
Author:Tina Atkinson Clevenger
Subject:Atkinson
Date:07/01/1999
Email: j_c@webzone.net
Mailing address:

Query: Looking for Atkinson family in the 1920's thru 1950 in Seward County Liberal Kansas

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