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96 Queries

Margo Lurvey Wed Dec 18 12:05:16 1996
Mary LAW b. abt. 1845 MO (according to census) married John LORIMER abt.1869-70. Thier first child was b. in MO. They moved to Brown county, KS abt. 1871. Mary died 1882. Who were Mary LAW'S parents? Did she have any siblings? Thanks Margo Lurvey

Pat Irwin Mon Dec 9 20:35:57 1996
Looking for any info on Joseph F (or T) and Margaret CARR. Children were Martha, Susan, Lydia, John -- may have been more children. Lydia Ann Carr was born in Willis, Brown County between 1850 and 1865. Married James W. KERR about 1879. Daughter Gertrude KERR born in Willis, Brown County, October 1880. Lydia died about 1890 in Brown County. Any info appreciated.

Mary Molyneaux Thu Nov 21 06:12:05 1996
Looking for information for the following ancestors in BROWN COUNTY: Emily ARCHER, b in Hiawatha in 1878. Her mother 's name was Mary E. Archer. Found a John and Mary ARCHER in Brown County in the 1880 census, but they do not list a daughter by that name. Emily married Charles R. Montgomery and they lived in the late 1880's and early 1900's in Holt and Grundy County Missouri. Can anyone help with this. It would be nice to find a birth record, but that is not available at the court house. Would anyone have access to church birth/christening records for that time period in Hiawatha? Any Archers related to Emily.

Mary Molyneaux Thu Nov 21 06:45:32 1996
I am looking for information on ancestors who are buried in the Anderson (Loss Creek) Cemetary in Padonia Twp, BROWN COUNTY. The names are: GEORGE ANDERSON b. in Tennessee in 1814. Died Brown County on March 30, 1869. TARESSA (Theresa) HALL wife of George Anderson, b. in Tennessee in 1814. Died in Brown County Oct. 10, 1877. ELISHA and JERUSHA HALL, parents of Taressa. Both buried in the Anderson Cemetary. Both born in North Carolina. I am particularly interested in finding out more info on the HALLs. Records indicated that they owned land on what is now the Sac Fox Iowa Reservation. The Anderson Cemetary is also on that reservation. Any help would be appreciated.

Ron Lee Sat Oct 5 17:23:05 1996
Looking for information on John Peter Minner who had a homestead in Brown Co.. I have found him listed in the 1880 census along with his wife Sarah but would like to know when he arrived in Kansas. John was born in Monroe Co., Va. on June 17, 1855. Died May 1, 1938. Childrens names are: John Frances Minner Lucy Skaggs Minner Ritia Minner Charlette Minner Elmer Heath Minner Cahrles Minner Myrtle Minner Claude Minner Pink Minner Thank you for any information you can give me. Trying to close some links. THANKS AGAIN RON LEE

Earl Reid Sat Oct 5 23:47:04 1996
Brown Co - looking for DOD for Harriet HENDERSON Blair and her mother, Mary HENDERSON. Both are listed in the 1880 Census for Hiawatha Twp. Harriet supposedly died in 1883. The census lists their ages as Harriet Blair, 44; and Mary Henderson, 86. Any help would be greatly appreciated

Leniegh Schrinar Sun Sep 22 22:15:25 1996
Looking for Andrew Jackson "Jack" MILLER b. ca 1820 KY; had photo (no date) taken as an elderly man at Maynard Bros in Sabetha, Brown Co. KS wearing a G.A.R. membership pin. Married Clarissa WILSON; listed on 1850 & 1860 Peoria Co. IL Census; buried ca 1931 at Victoria near Hillsboro, Jefferson Co. MO. Parents: Reuben MILLER & Nancy STURGEON. What connection does "Jack" have to Brown Co.KS? Thank you!

Patti Smith LambWed Sep 11 00:19:51 1996
Brown Co., KS: Looking for information on the Allen's or Mize's of this county. Have been told that matha Matilda MIze married Homer Francis Allen in Fairview, Kansas in 1892. Can anyone help with this? Is anyone else researching these families? Thanks for any help.

Lisa Owens Sat Aug 31 22:46:50 1996
Joseph F. Mosier (1858-1940) married Margaret Kirwin (1868-1958) on June 10, 1890, and settled in Robinson, Kansas, where they had at least 2 children that survived thru infancy. Would like to make contact with relatives of these folks.

Jackie Masters Sat Aug 24, 1996
Allen D. Smith decendents, A.D. was brother of Theodore,  son of Benjamin & Elizabeth Hinchman Smith of Mercer County, West Virginia. Theodore & Elizabeth Jane French Smith came to city of Doniphan c 1873 and their children known to have lived in Robinson.  I descend from Theodore and want to contact any & all cousins. 

97 Queries

Chris Sat Oct 4 18:32:17 1997
Looking for information on my father's family from Jackson County. Grandfather Saren Sarensen immigrated from Denmark in around the turn of the century, and settled on a farm in Netawka, Kansas

Chris Sat Oct 4 18:55:12 1997

I am looking for information on my mother's family, who resided in Hiawatha, Kansas. My mother is suffering from Alzheimer's disease, and Iam interested in finding out as much as I can about my ancestory--she  does have some clear memories of family members, but probably won't for long. Names are Harry George Fuhrken b 1896, d 1966 Wilhelmina (Minnie) Margurette Fahrnhorst b 3/25/1871,d 10/31/49 Anton Fuhrken b 11/7/1869, d 6/28/40 Marie Louise Fuhrken b 4/1/04, d 7/16/93 Ethel May Meridith b 5/6/1896, d 6/22/43 John McCoy Meridith b 8/18/1870, d 9/10/40 Lulu Agnes Martin Meridith 1/24/1875, d 9/6/60 Thanks for your help!

Gerry Machme   Fri Sep 26 13:43:51 1997

Query of Karen on Brown County--response--I was in Brown County in August of 1997. My search was for George A. Turner the son of George Turner the reverend George Turner. The reverend is listed in the Brown County History book under his name--George Turner-- he was the head of the large Indian Mission in that area. My Great Aunt was his daughter in law, Matilda Machmer Turner. Gerry Machmer P.S. It is not clear how one responds to the querys- I hope you get this information.

LINDA SCHWEITZE Tue Sep 30 22:39:00 1997
Looking for information regarding my grandfather, George H. Hill, born in 1895 in Morrow (possibly Morrowville now) Kansas. Possibly in Brown or Washington counties. His father was Robert W. Hill and his mother was Mary Ann. His grandfather was John Hill. George Hill enlisted in the Navy in 1920, in Kansas City. He also worked for Swift Packing Co. in Kansas City for a while. His mother was last listed living in Kansas City, Mo. in 1920.

Marcie Van Deren    Sat Sep 20 10:57:27 1997
GRAVES I am searching for information on Henry GRAVES who was elected the Brown County Clerk for 1860. I would like to find out if he matches the Henry Graves in IL that I can't find any trace of after 1850. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

David Munro  Mon Sep 8 21:43:56 1997
Seeking information about my grandmother, Maud Emma LYNDE, born June 16, 1885 in Sabetha, Brown or Nemaha County, Kansas. Married to 1: Donald Lynde MUNRO, 2: Rich Hawykey 3: John Farmer. Maud moved to Colorado at an early age and married Donald Lynde MUNRO, who died in Silverton, CO in 1815. She then married Rich Hawykey who died in 1936 in Parker, CO. Her 3rd husband, John Farmer died about 1941 in Parker, CO. I have searched for records of Maud LYNDE in the Sabetha Library and Court House as well as in Nemaha County, and have been unable to find any information. Maud had two sisters, Gertrude LYNDE, born 1875, and Matilda LYNDE, born 1884. She had a brother, William LYNDE, born about 1886.

Bill Seward Tue Sep 9 08:31:12 1997
Franklin Pierce COX was born in Missouri on 8 Jan 1854. He married Mary C. SOWERS in Hopkins, MO on 1 Dec 1872 in Hopkins, MO. They moved to Seneca, KS in 1880 and to Horton, KS before 1900. They both died in Horton, KS. He on 10 Apr 1933 and she on 4 Jun 1938. They had 3 children. Metta COX (later married a HUMPHERT and then a DEAN, Charles A. COX, and Verne COX who stayed locally and later moved to Effingham, KS in Atchison County. Verne had a Daughter named Isabel COX

Alan Campbell  Wed Sep 10 14:03:22 1997

Seeking information re: Martin J. Campbell, b. 15 Mar 1886 Winfield, Cowley Co., KS to Alexander Alfred Campbell and Mary O'Hara Campbell

Glenda Suit   Sat Aug 30 11:20:30  1997
Looking for any others who are related to the HALDEMAN, ROT, EICHELBERGER, BRECHBIEL, HENRY and COON familes.  The Rotz, Eichelberger, Haldeman families settled in Brown Co. in the 1880 and 1890 s. They lived in Morrell, Hiawatha and Hamlin. My grandpa Rotz left Brown Co, in the1930's for Colo. If you have a connection, please contact me

Betty Morrison   Sat Aug  30 20:10:38 1997  
Would like to correspond with descendants of; George Downing PIERSON and Martha Jane HEDGECOCK. George born about 1848 in Indiana, Martha born about  1853 N.C., Belive they lived in White Cloud, Doniphan County and Brown Co., Kansas between 1878 to 1977. I have some info and am willing to exchange  what I have.

Jeanne Marks   Thu Aug 21  11:22:50 1997
Looking for information regarding Jacob Ingram MCMILLEN (possibly  MCMILLAN, MCMILLUN) or Mary Anna (TURNER) McMILLEN. Jacob was born in 1875 in Missouri, Mary Anna was born in 1883 Springfield MO. Not sure of the year they were married. They moved to Leavenworth KS in 1923. Jacob possibly was also married to Leota May (maiden name and dates are unknown), there is a daughter by the name of Alice Mae MCMILLEN JOHNSON. Leota May MCMILLEN died May 7, 1967. Alice Mae was declared incompetant  by the courts in Sabetha KS June 21, 1946 she had 4 children. Jacob died 1945. Mary Anna died 1966.

Susan Troutman  Mon Aug 18 08:20:35 1997
Any information about JOHN MAGLOTT and his decendents. He immigrated from Darmstadt Germany in 1838 and settled KANSAS he may have been the John Maglott that was unsuccess in the county comissioners race BROWN COUNTY, in 1865. His father was PHILIP MAGLOTT, his brothers were GEORGE, JACOB, PHILIP, CONRAD, AND PETER.

Nancy Kessler  Tue Aug 12 21:15:25 1997
KESSLER, Hamilton Looking for info on George KESSLER and Salinda HAMILTON. George andSalinda were both born in Ohio abt 1840. They had at least one child Louis D. KESSLER born 1866 in Ohio and Louis married Amy S. MURPHY from Grundy Co, Mo. George Kessler died and is buried in Horton, Brown Co, Kansas and we believe Salinda is also buried there. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Mary Ann Hanson   Tue Aug 12 12:12:35 1997
Mary Martha HRENCHIR was born 30 Aug 1874 in Everest, Brown Co., to Joseph Jacum HRENCHIR and his wife Veronica JESCH. Any information about this family or their descendants is welcomed.

Charlene Kolterman Sun Aug 10 21:55:48 1997  Searching for the ancestory of James H. CYPHERS b.-1852 and died 1929,buried at Ununda Cemetery, Hiawatha,KS. And his wife Belle R. (CARRIER) OR (RANDOLPH)?? born 1858 and died 1932, also buried at Ununda Cemetery. They lived near Fairview in Brown County, near Circleville, in Jackson County and also Marysville and Summerfield in Marshall County for a while. Their daughter Mattie Estelle Cyphers married to Herman D.GLEISBERG at Marysville, KS in 1902. Would like to find decendents of James' siblings and exchange info. Would also like to find obits for James and Belle. Thanks!

Donald D. White Sun Jul 27 11:45:25 1997
I am looking for information on: Henry W. White and Wife Susan E. Dicks White. They moved to Brown Co. in late 1869 or early 1870. In the US Census of 1870 they were living in Lochemane TWP with their children Clarence P. 11, Kate 9, Mollie 5, and Harry 1. Henry apparently died between 1871 and 1875. By the 1880 Census Susan was married to a Joseph Smith in Mission TWP they had by then Ralph B. White 9, Jno N. Smith 4, and Wm G. Smith 2. By 1880 no mention is made of Clarence or Kate. I do know that Harry moved to Phillips Co. by 1886 and Ralph to Junction City by 1895. I would appreciated an information that might be available in Brown Co.

Warren Hoskinson Sun Aug 3 11:43:22 1997

HOSKINSON Presley Ward wife Jane Adeline Bishop Hoskinson moved to Powhattan Ks around1867-1868 children names Mabel,Walter,Estelle,Rolla,Arthur,Edward,Lillian,Mary,James,Cora,
Grace,Nettie Thank you in advance

Julia Bixler
I am trying to find my grandparents marriage record. According to my grandfather obit they were married July 1904 in Hiawatha Ks. Their names were George Douglas  and Julia Bertrem ?? This was her maiden and she may have been married before. Thank you for any information.

Looking for birth date or parents names for John Hoffman d 12 Aug 1881 Brown Co Ks. First wife Catherine Rifer d 8 Sep 1865 Brown Co Children by 1st wife: Lawrence, Henry, George, John Jr., William, Mary Emma and Elizabeth (m. Joseph Hackley). 2nd Wife Fredericka Meidenger Ott Hoffman d 14 Sep 1920 Brown Co. Children by 2nd wife: Henry, Katie (m E.W. Libringk), Ella (m J. Allen Smith), Freddie. Any information on this family will be appreciated.

Donald D. White Sun Jul 27 11:45:25 1997
I am looking for information on: Henry W. White and Wife Susan E. Dicks White. They moved to Brown Co. in late 1869 or early 1870. In the US Census of 1870 they were living in Lochemane TWP with their children Clarence P. 11, Kate 9, Mollie 5, and Harry 1. Henry apparently died between 1871 and 1875. By the 1880 Census Susan was married to a Joseph Smith in Mission TWP they had by then Ralph B. White 9, Jno N. Smith 4, and Wm G. Smith 2. By 1880 no mention is made of Clarence or Kate. I do know that Harry moved to Phillips Co. by 1886 and Ralph to Junction City by 1895. I would appreciated an information that might be available in Brown Co.

Linda Reed Thu Jun 12 12:53:52 1997 Searching for parents and other info on Jonathan LEIGH, b. 1817, Rutherford Co, TN; m. 1846 to Selena Brown ; died 1917 in Hiawatha, KS.

Ann O'Hara Sat Jun 7 10:59:45 1997 Seeking descendants or any info on John THOMAS, who lived in Claytonville Twp., Brown Co., in 1870. He is believed to be the brother of Margaret Thomas (Mrs. Joseph) Carr, who lived in the same township. John Thomas was a Civil War vet who moved to Kansas, probably from NYS, probably after the war. He, his three brothers and two sisters were all born in Orange Co. NY. My gggrandfather, Sylvester Thomas, mentions a sister Margaret and a brother John who died in Kansas. One brother, Ira, died in the war and the rest (Margaret, John, Aaron and Mary) are unaccounted for. If I can confirm that this Margaret and John were indeed Sylvester's siblings, I'll have located half of the children. I have quite a bit of material on their ancestors and expect to turn up more

Christiana Wilson
I am researching : Lewis and Sara Michaels of Brown county, married there in1860. I am trying to find out more about their parents etc. Thanks!

Judy Adams
I am researching my mother's line, BASSETT. Two Bassett brothers settled in Hiawatha with their families sometime in the 1870s. One was my great-grandfather; he moved to Colorado around 1906, but I believe his brother remained. The brothers were:Marcelon Cornelius Bassett, b. 24 Aug 1844 CT, Dwight E. Bassett b. 17 Apr 1839 CT. They were Civil war veterans from CT. Thanks!

Geri Goodan Sat May 24 16:00:38 1997
I am looking for Barnums (Seth, Harlow, Lewis, and Russell Ebenezer) whohomesteaded in Hiawatha, Brown County, Kansas in the mid 1800's

Karren Sat May 10 08:23:03 1997
Looking for information on the Reverend George Turner who moved to Hiawatha from Maryville MO in the late 1860's. Need any information involving indian orphans and Rev. Turner.

Joy Goade Zowie  Mon May 12 21:21:13 1997
WHALEY, SUTLEY--I am searching for Samuel Clark Whaley b: 185 Linesville, Crawford, Pa d: 1939 Woodston, Rooks, Ks Marr: Melvina Jane SUTLEY b: 1861 Linesville, Crawford, Pa d: 1949Woodston, Rooks, Ks. They had 8 children, of which some were born buried in Osborne, Brown & Marshall counties. Would appreciate any information, no matter now small!!!!!

Debra Eyman-Whitehead   Fri Apr 25 11:35:17 1997
--Jacob Washington and Rebecca (Richie) Eyman moved from PA to KS inabout 1860. They had children named Gregory Madison, Joseph L., Ella, Ida L., Vanetta, Molly and twins Harvey and Heartly. Joseph became a doctor and practiced and/or taught in Nemaha, Wabaunsee, Sedgwick, Brown and Marshall counties. Harvey became a caretaker of a Harvey house for the railroad and Hartely may have been involved in real estate. Names linked to this family are SMARR, REEDER, MINER, HITCHCOCK, SWARTZLEONARD, BRADLEY, YOUNG, MANGNAL, BROWN, POTTORFF, and AUSTIN.

Sharen A. Chambers, 4661 E. 100 South, Marion, IN 46953 Sat Apr 19 17:07:06 1997
Brown County Barker family. Looking for BARKER, DEAN and PEELER families, that were from Schuyler,Hancock, Brown counties in Illinois. Andrew Jackson Barker was living in Brown County in 1870-1880 census and a Joseph DEAN was in the Walnut Creek Twp,Brown,KS in 1870 (he might have been Samuel Deans father). Anything on these families will be appreciated.

Shannon Read Fri Apr 11 >12:14:52 1997
Looking for ancestors from 1800's to early 1900's. James Alexander Hollon born in 1878. His mother was daughter of  Chief White Cloud, name unknown. His father was John Hollon,  possibly originally from Kentucky.

Stan Hixson Thu Apr 3 12:17:57 1997
Searching for parents and siblings of Frank WEAVER, born March 18, 1857, in Indiana. He was living in Brown County, KS, when he applied for a marriage license in Atchison. (It's possible his family may have lived in Everest in Nemaha County at some time between 1857 and 1885.) He married Lizzie J. Brownfield of Atchison County on his 28th birthday, March 18, 1885, in Effingham, KS. (Her father was Benjamin H. Brownfield.) The Weavers oldest child was my grandfather, Clarence W. Weaver, born in Huron in 1886.

Larry V. Heisler Mon Mar 31 16:40:04 1997
I am looking for records about my father. Marion R. Heisler. Born in 1922 in Hiawatha. I am also seeking information about his father, Earl Heisler (birthday unkown).

Curtis Warner Fri Mar 21 09:31:38 1997
I would like to make contact with anyone doing work on the family of Matthew Sawyer- born 1808 & died 1901. Alot of work was done in th late 1960's by Phoebe Lauck and I have a copy of that. I am of the Hansen branch and would like to share my information with others.

Joy Goade Zowie Thu Mar 27 22:09:53 1997
WHALEY-JOHNSON-SUTLEY I am looking for information on Mabel Alfretta WHALEY 1882 Brown CO. Ks d: 1928 Marshall Co.Ks Marr: James Asbury JOHNSON 1870 (?) d: 1928 Marshall Co. ks Mabel Alfretta WHALEY d/o Samuel Clark WHALEY b: Pa. & Melvina Jane SUTLEY b: Pa. Any information would be appreciated!!!!

Judith Tickel Need Sat Jan 25 15:09:37 1997
Searching for information concerning the family of Oscar LEWIS and his wife Mabel AUXIER Lewis. Mabel was the daughter of Benjamin Franklin Auxier and Mary Ellen MAY Auxier. She was born in Iowa and spent most of her youth in St Joseph, MO where she and Oscar were married. They lived in Brown County, Kansas for several years and are buried in the Rose Hill Cemetery. I need the names of Oscar's parents and the name of his children.

Russ Herre Sun Jan 12 16:30:50 1997
Trying to find the marriage date for Wallace Fountain SHIRLEY b. 1911 and Ester Edith STACY b. 1915 married in Hiawatha, Brown, KS. sometime near 1936. Also Would like to know when they left the area.

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