Genealogy and History

Research Available

258 S. Penn
Oberlin, KS  67749
785-475-2712
lirm@sbcglobal.net

Fees for research at the museum are:
$7/hr 
$.25/copy from the microfilm reader or photocopy machine.
Plus Postage amount for mailing.

The staff is very friendly and helpful, and tries to get requests answered within the week.  When emailing requests please be sure to be as specific as possible and include your mailing address since any information found will be mailed along with the amount owed.   If NO information is found we will let you know via email.

Besides the information listed below we have vertical files of surnames already researched, information on towns past and present, cemeteries, obituary scrapbooks, and files on various subjects dealing with Decatur County.  More extensive research can be done by the staff during the months of December thru March.

Microfilmed and Indexed Newspapers

Books

THE OFFICIAL ATLAS OF KANSAS-1887

THOMAS COUNTY THE EARLY YEARS-Bill James-1985

PRAIRIES AND PIONEERS-J. S. Bird-1931 (Atwood, Ks.)

LIFE ON A HOMESTEAD - By Allen E. Ecord-1982

SO THIS IS DRESDEN KANSAS-Flavius M. Foster

THE KINSLEY AND EDWARDS COUNTY CENTENNIAL-1973

LIFE ON THE KANSAS PLAINS-Leslie Linville

100 ANNIVERSARY OF THE LYLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH-1977

100 ANNIVERSARY OF THE ST. JOHN LUTHERAN CHURCH-1986

75th ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH-1955

THE UNITED CHURCH OF OBERLIN-1990

HERNDON COVENANT CHURCH-1987

65th ANNIVERSARY OF PRAIRIE CHAPEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH­1969

A HISTORY OF' THE OBERLIN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH-Ruby Diehl-1988

AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A. N. SEE

LUND COVENANT CHURCH 100 YEARS OF SERVICE TO CHRIST-1992

1985 & 1990 DIRECTORY OF THE OBERLIN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH AND PRAIRIE CHAPEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

IRA LAIDIG'S THESIS ON DECATUR COUNTY KANSAS-1941

A HISTORY OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS-OF DECATUR COUNTY KANSAS­ Katie Cornell-1940

POEMS BY E. E. VAN GUNDY- 1977 (this has some genealogy and history also)

DECATUR COUNTY KANSAS-book committee-1983

DECATUR COUNTY THEN AND NOW-1960

BIG TIMBER (DECATUR COUNTY)-Lillian Shimmick and Harwod Kolsky-1976

BOYHOOD MEMORIES OF EARLY DAYS IN HAWKEYE - l. O. Claar

SHERIDAN COUNTY KANSAS, A HISTORY OF FAITH AND LABOR- 2 volumes-book committee-1985

NORCATUR CENTENNIAL- Bicentennial effort headed by Ron Temple-1986

A CENTURY OF LIVING, SELDEN, KANSAS- book committee-1988

A HISTORY OF LEOVILLE-by Lillian Heim and Mildred Barnett­1981

THOMAS COUNTY LAND OF THE WINDMILLS-Thomas County Historical Society-1976

IMMACULATE CONCEPTION PARISH, LEOVILLE, KANSAS-1985

GOLDEN HERITAGE OF THOMAS COUNTY KANSAS-Thomas County Historical Society-1978

HISTORY OF RAWLINS COUNTY KANSAS-Rawlins County History Book Committee-2 volumes-1988

JENNINGS CENTENNIAL-book committee-1988

HISTORY OF KEARNY COUNTY, KS.-Kearny County Historical Society-2 volumes-1964

LOGAN COUNTY KANSAS-Logan County Historical Society-1986

A CENTURY OF LIVING, REXFORD, KANSAS CENTENNIAL-1988

MARVIN MEMORIES (GLADE AND THE SURROUNDING AREA)-1973

DUST ON THE SUNFLOWERS-(Cheyenne County)-Roy J. Weber-1983

THE MEASURE OF A MAN-(J. P. NOBLE)-Hazel Noble Bilderbeck

MOMENTS FROM HISTORY, LOGAN KS. CENTENNIAL-1971

A TIME TO REMEMBER, NORCATUR KS.-1976

NO STONE UNTURNED (descendants of Carl and Carolina Erickson,) -Martha wreath Streeter-1989

LEAVENWORTH AND PIKES PEAK, 125TH ANNIVERSARY-Simon E. Matson-1984

MY BOYHOOD YEARS ON A HOMESTEAD IN NORTHWEST KANSAS-Berty Emahizer

GOLDEN GLEANINGS-Cecile LaSalle Beogher-1988

TIMES AND REMEMBRANCE, A KANSAS LEGACY-Bobbie A. Pray-1990

MCCOOK DAILY GAZETTE CENTENNIAL EDITION-1982

END GATE TELESCOPES-A. W. Erickson-1967

PIONEERING IN WESTERN KANSAS-Alva J. (Hudson) Kirkendall

HAND BOOK DECATUR COUNTY-1885

KANSAS IN NEWSPAPERS-Kansas State Historical Society-1963

DEVIZES (NORTON, CO.) -Charles Abernathy-1982

ON GROWING UP IN ABILENE KANSAS-Diane W. Malett-1992

EARLY PIONEER FAMILIES IN DECATUR COUNTY KANSAS-Lillian Shimmick-1979

DIAMOND JUBILEE CELEBRATION, NORCATUR, KANSAS-1961

EARLY NORTHWEST KANSAS HISTORY (SELDEN, KS. -1930'S

INDEX TO LAND PATENTS OF DECATUR COUNTY KANSAS-Decatur County Genealogy Society, Inc.-1986

MY STORY- Rosa May Cress-1985

MEMOIRS OF OLD HAWKEYE-Amy Breithaupt Claar Rezner

CHEYENNE HOLE-Andrew Hogarth and Kim Vaughan-1991

TRAILS OF THE SMOKEY HILL-Wayne C. Lee and Howard C. Raynesford-1980

SERVICE RECORD WORLD WAR I AND II OBERLIN, DECATUR COUNTY, KS.-American Legion Post #70

HISTORY OF A ONE ROOM SCHOOL TEACHER, MRS. FERN MOORE-Martha V. Olson-1993

DIRECTORY OF THE ALUMNI OF DECATUR COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL AND OBERLIN HIGH SCHOOL-1931

DIRECTORY OF THE ALUMNI OF DECATUR COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL-1957­1970-1980-1990-2000

DIRECTORY OF THE ALUMNI OF NORCATUR HIGH SCHOOL-1970

ATLAS OF RED WILLOW COUNTY IN NEBRASKA 1979-containing maps, precincts, township directories, family histories, pictures of schools, churches, families, articles of historical value.

STANDARD ATLAS DECATUR COUNTY KANSAS-1905-1921-1949

STANDARD ATLAS OF RAWLINS COUNTY KANSAS-1928

 STANDARD ATLAS NORTON COUNTY KANSAS-1917

FAMILY HISTORIES
These having been donated to the Museum by researchers.

 

SIMONSEN-TING

SORENSEN (OF DENMARK)

WILLCOXON, SAMUEL

NITCHER, SARAH FRANCES

KATHKA, CORA BARRETT

ZWICKL, MICHAEL & MARIE

VOORHEES

BRUNK

SEILOFF, MARTIN & CAROLINE

COOK

DAY, MARTHA ANN

CARTER, DELLA KATHKA

SIMPSON, FRANK LAWRENCE

COBBS

BENTON

MCFARLAND

NELSON, PETER

MURPHY, MAVIS

LEAMAN

ANKENMAN

DEMPEWOLF

CORNWELL

JONES, JOSIAS

KERN HAZEL MILDRED FAMILY

ADDLEMAN

AMES

ARNOLD

BECKER, NETA F.

BELL-SHIRLEY

BLACKBURN, BENJAMINE & MARY HARTLEY FAMILY

BILDERBECK, NOBLE

BOBBITT & COMSTOCK

CILEK-ROHAN-HEILMAN-TACHA-HESS-PETRACEK FAMILIES

BROWN

BYSTROMS

CUSTER

CRAWFORD (2 BOOKS)

CRESS

DAY, WILBORN & MARGARET SALE

DRAKE

DRAKE, CIA UDE

ECKER

ERICSON, CARL & CAROLINE

DIBBLE-PERRY-AND ALLIED FAMILIES

HUNTER, JOSEPH AND JAGER

ECKER-GRILL 

FLASKA

FORDS-CLAARS

FORRESTER-WILLIAMS

FOSTER, WILLIAM

FULTON

GARTON

GRISWOLD

HADLEY

HANCHETT

HOUSER

HULLS

JOHNSON, OTTO

JACKSON, GEORGE WASHINGTON

JOHNSON, PETER

JOHNSON, SARAH ANN OLDS

KOEHLERS EVERETT

KUMPS-BOBBITTS

KUMKENRENKEN

LAMONTS THOMAS

LASALLE, LEIGH & JOSIE

LATIMER

LOTKER, JOHN 

LOVE-UFFORD

MCCUE FAMILY

MCCLAIN, ALETHEA & WALLACK

IMEL-MOLER-MLADEK-KREJCI

MARSHALL, O. S.

MARSHALL, M. L.

MOLER

MOLZEN

MYERS

PENN

RANDALL

REEVES, FLORA E.

STROINSKI-PANKASKIE-SCHROER-NEIMAN

RITTER-KRUSE-SCHROER

TANNER-BOGART

STRATTON-MUNGER

ROSENBERGER, ROBERT & MARGARET ANN

VALE-GARRETSON

TOLLE

VAVROCH

VERMILLION

VERNON

VORE

WHITE

WAUGH

KOLSKY-KRIZEK-PETRACEK-HESS-MACHART-VAVROCH

CRESS-HAHN

WORCESTER, LESTER & 0CTA MAY

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