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Queries for 2013:

DATE: 7 NOVEMBER 2013
NAME: Julie Hatesohl
SUBJECT: Caretakers/Contacts for Pottawatomie County Cemeteries After several years of maintaining this site, I get so many queries asking me if I know who to contact for the various Pottawatomie County Cemeteries. While I understand these people may change from time to time, but I think it is time that I start some sort of contact sheet so that people have a resource. So, if you happen to know of someone who is a caretaker for a cemetery in Pottawatomie County, if you could have them contact me. I would really appreciate any help in getting a list started!


DATE: 6 NOVEMBER 2013
NAME: Suzie Fayard
SUBJECT:Gene Branton Purcel Randel
I am trying to discover my grandfathers biological parents. His mother died when he was a baby and his mothers sister and her husband adopted him. His name was Gene Brant Randel and he was born in Kansas. You have him listed as Gene Branton Purcel Randel. Purcel was the unknown fathers last name according to my father (Stephen Brant Randel). Floyd and Della Belle Randel agreed to adopt my grandpa since Mr. Purcel felt he could not care for a baby on his own. Dellaís maiden name was Gray and her younger sister Bessie Gray was, we believe, his biological mother. My father also said that Mr. Purcelís first name may have been Don but he was not positive on that. Iíve tried searching the various ancestry sites but have been unable to find any other references to Purcel AND Bessie or Gene that fits. He was not born yet for the 1920 census and by 1930 he had already been adopted. I am looking for information on either Bessie Gray or a Purcel that might fit this scenario? My grandfathers DOB is 10/27/1923


DATE: 6 NOVEMBER 2013
NAME: Linda Allen
SUBJECT: Charles Franklin Willard of Wamego
I am looking for the parents of Charles Franklin Willard in Wamego. Any help would be great!!! Thanks!!!


DATE: 4 NOVEMBER 2013
NAME: Marc Trueb
SUBJECT: Josiah & Melvina Davis
I am researching the Hugh LW Brimer family-Hugh died in 1887 Brookville Hotel fire -leaving his widow Ida with 3 young children His son Frank was born in 1887 and I would love to know any details of their Kansas life before they moved to Calif. early in the 1900s thank you so much


DATE: 4 NOVEMBER 2013
NAME: Patti Koala
SUBJECT: Hugh LW Brimer Family
Josiah was born between 1838 and 1840. Records are conflicting. Any information related to his life would be very helpful particularly his Mormon background and traveling with the Smoot party to Utah in 1852. I believe he left the Mormons and then hid his background for most of his life. Hugh is actually buried in Wamego but I am searching for info on his ( and Ida May Brimer nee McFadden) children school into etc/ Cant find any into in the 1890 or 1900 census but in 1902 looks like the widow Ida and children lived in Topeka at at some point moved to California


DATE: 4 NOVEMBER 2013
NAME: Chris Armstrong
SUBJECT: Henry and Margaret Mosing (Mossing)
I am looking for any information on Henry and Margaret Mosing (Mossing) who came to lincoln, pot. co. in 1883 from Germany. their son and his wife, George and Wilhelmina came over in 1889. i would like infor on where they are buried, and if any pictures are available. Thanks so very much.


DATE: 3 NOVEMBER 2013
NAME: George & Marcia Gibson
SUBJECT: Lucien Bonaparte Leach
I just found the obit of Lucien Bonaparte Leach (d. 1873) Ė I was wondering if you have an obituary for his wife, Harriet C. (Moore) Leach who is also buried in the Wamego Cemetery, KS Ė died in 1877 (if memory serves me right). Thanks.


DATE: 3 NOVEMBER 2013
NAME: Marshall H
SUBJECT: Mahala Jane Darnell/McNew/McNay
I am trying to find information about Mahala Jane Darnell, who married James F. McNew in either 1820 or 1822. James was the father of John Wesley McNew/McNay, who was married 5-31-1866 and died 2-22-1928 in Louisville, Pottawatomie County. I do not know where Mahala Jane Darnell or James F. McNew are buried, although it might be in Virginia. Thank you very much for any help. My mother, Doris McNay, was born in Louisville, as were her mother, Mabel Richey, and father, Charles McNay.


DATE: 3 NOVEMBER 2013
NAME: Nicholas Bender
SUBJECT: Irish Immigration
Iím writing a research paper on Jeremiah Minihan. I know he came to Kansas in the mid 1800ís with a group of Irish immigrants under Father T Ambrose Butler. I'm trying to find some more resources to find out about Irish immigration in Kansas and what life would have been like in Pottawatomie county in this time period. If you have any suggestions I would greatly appreciate it, my thanks to you in advance


DATE: 3 NOVEMBER 2013
NAME: jonesdeb55@gmail.com
SUBJECT: Coyle Family
Looking for information on the James Coyle family who migrated from Wayne County, Kentucky into Pottawatomie County, KS. Thank You


DATE: 22 April 2013
NAME: peggysmetana@srt.com
SUBJECT: Abigail Bradley
I am trying to find the death date of my 3rd G Aunt Abigail (Abbie) BRADLEY. She was born in 1830 in Vigo County, Indiana. She moved with her mother and step father from Keokuk County, Iowa to Ellsworth County, Kansas about 1885. How Abbie made her way to Pottawatomie county is unkown. But, I found her in the 1910 Federal Kansas Census in Pottawatomie County,Kansas. She was living in the County Home (Poor Farm) age 80. Any help you can give me in locating the death date, obituary or any other information would be greatly appreciated.


DATE: 30 November 2012
NAME: elmerkitts@att.net
SUBJECT: Kitts Family
I would like to know about the kitts family history in this county


DATE: 21 July 2012
NAME: ldylghtng@aol.com
SUBJECT: Louisville Cemetery - William Drake
I am trying to find out who holds the records for Louisville Cemetery and how to contact them. I am trying to confirm the internment Of a William Drake there who died in 1874. If you can be of any help it would be greatly appeciated.


DATE: 21 July 2012
NAME: carte56@aol.com
SUBJECT: Jehu Allen
I am trying to find death date for Jehu Allen. B. WV 1832 died Pottawatomie CO betw 1900-1901, He had a son George W and daughter Margaret, Any help appreciated.








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