Jewell County Kansas Queries


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Queries Sept. - Oct. 2000

Barnhill, Cemetery Index, Clester, Eilert, Haworth, Modlin, Otego, KS, Pruden, Scott, Scripture, Smith, Tucker, Zeller

From: Beth Emily
Date: Monday, October 23, 2000 12:06 PM

Looking for possible family member, Thomas Andrew Clester born 21 June 1828 Ohio.
Married Elizabeth Miller 10 March 1848
Thomas died 26 Nov 1905 Washington Township Jewell Co., Ks.
Son John J died in Jewell Co., 1926.
Any one with information on this line or kn ow where they are buried is greatly appreciated.
Thank you

From: Ardie Grimes
Date: Wednesday, December 20, 2000 12:39 AM

buried in Wallace Cemetery, NE 1/4 Sec 33, Buffalo Township, Jewell County, KS, recorded 1983, published 1983 by North Central Kansas Genealogical Society

Clester, Elizabeth, 68y 1d, 04 Dec 1896, w/o Thomas
Clester, Jacob, b. 1848, d. 1925
Clester, John J. b. 1851, d. 1926
Clester, Thomas, 79y 5m 5d, 26 Nov 1907

Topic: Jewell County Cemetery Index
From: Ardie Grimes
Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2000 08:40 PM

Hello everyone,
I just received my copy of the Jewell County cemetery indexes recorded and compiled by the North Central Kansas Genealogy Society. I will gladly do lookups in these indexes for your Jewell County families.

You probably will get faster response if you email me directly at It helps me if you would put Jewell County Cemetery in the subject.

Please keep in mind that I am a full time student, wife & mom, so there may be some times (read major tests, projects or finals week)when I won't be able to respond promptly. Ardie

Topic: Otego, KS
From: Stacy DeRoberts
Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2000 11:46 AM

Can anyone tell me if Otego still exists?? Looking for family born in Otego.

From: Ardie Grimes
Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2000 04:20 PM

We just drove through Otego about 6 weeks ago. There is basically nothing left there. About the only old building standing is the old post office and it's in really sad shape.

Who are you looking for in Otego?

My families there are Rafferty and Bernard.

From: Stacy DeRoberts
Date: Saturday, September 30, 2000 02:02 PM

My great grandmother and grandmother were born in Otego, Mom was born in Ionia. Surnames of Pruden and Modlin & Tucker. Thanks for the info on Otego, I had a feeling that there wouldn't be much left.

Topic: Barnhill
From: George Beaman
Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2000 03:26 PM

Looking for info on the Barnhill family living in Calvin Twp, Jewell, Kansas during the 1880 censuses. I would like to find info on Nellie M. Barnhill and her brother Harry S.

Topic: Haworth, Scott
From: Scott Hatch
Date: Sunday, September 17, 2000 06:46 PM

Looking for cousins from the offspring of ENOCH and PIETY HAWORTH-SCOTT, who were in part ,William Henry, Orra Etta, Louisa Adeline, David Haworth, Nancy, Anna Jane, Lillie May, Hattie Viola and Marten Luther. There may be one or two more,most were born in and around Burr Oak. Would like to here from you CUZZINS,thanks

Topic: Tucker/Modlin/Pruden
From: Stacy DeRoberts
Date: Sunday, September 17, 2000 01:52 PM

Looking for my grandfather Ben Tucker, born about 1901 in Missouri, lived in Jewell Co. in the early 1920's,married grandmother Valeria Pruden before 1922, she is listed in Esbon high school graduation as Valeria Tucker. Valeria was the granddaughter of Isaac Newton Modlin.

Topic: Eilert Grave sites
From: Leona Adams
Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2000 10:05 AM

Is there any where I can find listings for Jewell County Cemeteries? I am looking for any Eilert graves or their obituaries.
I believe that Francis Joseph Eilert b 27 Dec 1918 and d 2 Jul 1975 may be buried in the Jewell County cemetery. Any help would be appreciated. Many thanks. Leona Adams

From: Dave Goldy
Date: Friday, September 15, 2000 11:36 PM

You might want to contact these newspapers and see if they will search for an obituary. The obit should list what cemetery he is buried in.

Jewell County Dispatch (785) 428-3661
401 1/2 Main / P.O. Box 234, Jewell, KS 66949

Jewell County News (785) 378-3705
109 E. Main, Mankato, KS 66956

Jewell County Record (785) 378-3705
115 Main, Mankato, KS 66956

Dave Goldy
Overland Park, Johnson County, KS

From: Shirley Breth
Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2000 12:12 PM

I have a relative that lived near Mankato by the name of Roy Eilert and his wifes name was Reni. Is this any help? I believe he is buried in the Mankato cemetary. please respond!

From: Ardie Grimes
Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2000 10:46 AM

published in "Jewell County Cemeteries", Vol 4, North Central Kansas Genealogy Society, Cawker City, KS, 1983.

buried in St. Theresa Cemetery, SW 1/4 Sec Center Twp, Jewell County, KS, recorded 1978,

Eilert, Francis Joseph, b. 27 Dec 1918, d. 02 Jul 1975, md 24 Oct 1950, p/o Mary, Rose Constance & Joseph, ssa Katthryn Gallagher

Eilert, Kathryn Gallagher, b. 09 Jan 1917, no death recorded, ssa Francis Joseph

Eilert, Leo Anthony, b. 11 Mar 1921, d. 10 Jun 1964, TEC4 Medical Dept. Kan. WWII

From: Ardie Grimes
Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2000 10:53 AM

published in "Jewell County Cemeteries", Vol 4, North Central Kansas Genealogy Society, Cawker City, KS, 1983

buried in Mt. Hope Cemetery, NW 1/2 Sec 21, Center Twp, Jewell County, KS, recorded 1979

Eilers (note spelling difference)
Anna L. (Renie), b. 23 Jul 1898, d. 22 Feb 1972, ssa LeRoy F.

Anna M., b. 21 Aug 1905, d. 08 Aug 1906, d/o J.F.E. & C

Carrie, b. 18 Apr 1870, d. 17 Nov 1909, ssa J.F.E., his wife

J.F.E., b. 26 Feb 1867, d. 12 Jun 1902, ssa Carrie

LeRoy F., b. 09 Sep 1899, d. 1980, ssa Anna L.

M. Dick, b. 1901, no death recorded

ssa = same stone as
d/o = daughter of
b. = born
d. = died

Topic: Zeller
From: Jim Stadermann
Date: Saturday, September 09, 2000 10:15 PM

ZELLER, Josiah/Isaiah
Mrs. alive and living in Jewel Kansas in 1905. Would like her given and maiden name.
Thank you.
jim stadermann

Topic: Smith/Scripture
From: Cindy Smith
Date: Friday, September 01, 2000 07:17 PM

Am looking for any information on Julia Scripture Smith, wife of Alonzo Beck Smith. Alonzo was born 3 Feb 1846 in Cranberry Township, Venango County, PA. Served in Civil War Co E 121st Infantry. Julia Scripture born ?? 1852 LaGrange Iowa ??. Alonzo and Julia married 23 April 1874. Their children: Laura M; Jennie Gertrude; John Jay; Harrie Le Roy; Eva Lorinda; Ethel Lorena and Viola Augusta. Any help at all would be greatly appreciated. Please email me at


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