Jewell County Kansas Queries


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Queries July - Aug. 2000

Baggott, Bohnert, Cemeteries, Cortner, Desire Tobey Sears DAR Chapter, Kent, Lintz, McCarthy, Stills, Wilson, Wood

Topic: Which Cem in Burr Oak- Cortner burials
From: Carol Nickelson-McQueen
Date: Thursday, August 31, 2000 12:43 AM

Will be passing through Jewell Co on Friday, Sept 1. Have received queries from several families looking for burial locations for Harriet/Harriott Nicholson Cortner and husband, Martin Cortner. She died 5 Sept 1909, he died 1900 in Ionia "buried at Bur Oak" In checking the GNIS information on this site, there are six cemeteries listed in the USGS Burr Oak map.

I understand there is a publication of cemetery census information- would someone check this for me in advance of the trip through the state?

Doing a good deed daily,
Thanks for your help!

From: Linda Howes
Date: Saturday, January 13, 2001 11:24 AM

I am sorry that I didn't see this before September. If you did not find your information, here is what the Ionia cemetery list says about your people:
Anna L. 1866-1908
Donna Dean 7 Feb 1933 to 29 Apr 1934
Esther P. 10 Feb 1899 to 5 Feb 1904 - daughter of L.E. and A.M.
Harriet 1 Mar 1837 to 5 Sep 1919 - wife of Martin
Martin 7 May 1833 to 17 Apr 1900
This was found in Volume 2 of the Jewell County Cemeteries from the North Central Kansas Geneological Society of Cawker City, KS.

Topic: Wilson in Jewell CO.
From: Russ McDonald
Date: Wednesday, August 30, 2000 09:42 AM

Looking for William B.H. Wilson and Mary Duke Wilson. Who were with Frank Wilson of Montana township and a S. E. Wilson of Jackson township in the early 1880's

From: Kent Bailey
Date: Monday, August 21, 2000 07:07 PM

Looking for information on the family of EDWARD BAGGOTT and his wife, GEORGIANNA HOGAN, who lived in Jewell Co late 1800's. His daughter, GEORGIANNA BAGGOTT, married by ancestor, ABSALOM KENT, in Troy, KS.


Kent Bailey Vienna, VA

Topic: Jewell County Cemeteries
From: Lael Jordan
Date: Friday, August 11, 2000 06:12 AM

Is there anywhere I can find listings for Jewell County cemeteries? I am looking for the graves of George Roggers, Judie Roggers, and Cora B. Goodwin. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

From: Kay Turner
Date: Wednesday, November 22, 2000 09:33 PM

Hey-- Mankato is my old stomping grounds!!! Try contacting Anna Morgan at the Register of Deeds office in the JW courthouse, Phone # (785) 378-4070. Anna is pretty helpful, and she has assisted me with research all the time.

Kay Turner

From: Linda Howes
Date: Saturday, January 13, 2001 11:33 AM

The Jewell County cemeteries have all been indexed by the North Central Kansas Geneological Society of Cawker City, Kansas.
There are five volumes and all are indexed in a separate index volume. Mankato is in Center Township. There are 3 cemeteries -East Lutheran, Mount Hope and St. Theresa covered in volume 4. Linda

Topic: McCarthy in Mankato
From: Joyce Gibson
Date: Monday, July 31, 2000 03:55 PM

Searching for folks connected to Charles McCarthy, Jr. who ran the McCarthy Hardware store in Mankato, KS at the turn of the 20th century. I know he had at least 3 sons Will, Ed, and Dan. Will and Ed ran the stor after their father's death. They never married according to what I've been told. Dan was a lawyer and at one time was a Kansas State Senator. He married Katherine O'Loughlin one of the first women from Kansas to serve in Congress. She served in FDR's first term. I'm not sure if they had children.

Charles' father was Charles, Sr. Junior was born in Wisconsin. the father lived in a few places but mostly in Kaukauna, WI. Junior's siblings were Timothy, Dennis, Florence, Michael, Dan (in no particular order - except I believe Timothy may have been the youngest.) Michael may have lived in the Mankato area for a while in the 1890's his will was written there and he left it with his brother Charles when he moved back to WI. Michael was killed in a guresome murder in 1905 by Wenzel Kabat in Kaukauna. The trial was in Appleton.

Anyone with any ties to this family please contact me at

Joyce Gibson

Topic: Desire Tobey Sears DAR Chapter
From: Sara Murphy
Date: Saturday, July 29, 2000 04:44 PM

I am interested in finding out more about Desire Tobey Sears for whom the local chapter of the DAR is named. Desire was my husband's ancestor and obviously not a resident of Jewell County at any time. Thanks for any information anyone can give me. Sara Murphy

Topic: Edward Stills BD: August 14, 1898
From: Louise Monohon
Date: Monday, July 24, 2000 10:24 AM

Edward Stills died in 1901 in Jewell County, Kansas. Looking for cementaries where he may be buried or any one with info. on this family.

From: Ardie Grimes
Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2000 08:30 PM

An Edward Stills is buried in the Esbon Cemetery. According to the index he was born 14 Aug 1859 and died 25 Jul 1901. The cemetery is in Esbon Township, in the SE 1/4 of Section 2. I don't have any further info, just the cemetery index. Ardie

Topic: Newspaper OBIT for AGUSTUS WOOD (1887)
Date: Sunday, July 09, 2000 07:38 AM


I would like to contact someone in Mankato, KS to locate the obituary for Augustus Jerome Wood (died on 21 September 1887 just north of Salem, KS and his home was on the southern line of the Highland Township). One of the local papers at that time probably carried the obituary:

(1)Salem, (2)Burr Oak, (3)Ebson, (4) Mankato, or (5) North Branch.

My e-mail is

From: Rox Eden
Date: Tuesday, July 04, 2000 04:21 PM

Looking for any information about Andrew & Elizabeth Bohnert or their daughter Catherine Bohnert who married William Lintz. After Catherine's death her children Lester, Carye, Andrew & Charles Lintz were raised by the Bohnerts in Jewell County after 1883.


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