Jewell County Kansas Queries


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Queries Jan. - June 2002

1909 Smallpox in Jewell City, Baggot, Baggott, Bagot, Bailey, BAKER, Brooks, Brown, Cave, Cook, Dunn, Dunn, Fahrney, Faircloth, Gerber, Hachenberg, Hooker, Hull, Jackson, Jolly, Jones, Kelsey, Kemp, Lovewell, Mitchell, Moravek, Neville, Nixon, Pederson, Peroutek, Platt, Smith, Standley, Thayer, Underwood, Workman, Zadina

Topic: Hull
From: Sue Webb-Taylor
Date: Thursday, June 20, 2002 12:16 PM
I am looking for info on George & Edna Hull. They had 3 boys(Allen, Eugene & Forrest) & 1 girl(Virginia). I found all listed in 1920 Census except for Forrest. George & Edna parents are listed as being born in Indiana. Any help is appreciated.

From: Ardie Grimes
Date: Sunday, July 28, 2002 03:35 PM
Hull burials in Jewell Co.
Athens Cemetery, Athens Township
Hull, Edna M., 1880 - 1975
Hull, George A., 1879 - 1967
Hull, Infant, d. 12 Apr 1892, d/o
A.M. & S.B.
Hull, Isaac T., no dates, Civil War Co C 88 Ind Inf
Hull, Katie Ann, 6y 5m 4d, d 05 Aug 1887
Ionia Cemetery, Ionia Township
Hull, Jacob A., 19y 14 d, d. 16 Oct 1893, s/o Peter & Nancy
Hull, Nancy, 1844, 1921, Mother
Hull, Peter, 1836, 1927, h/o Nancy
Block 2, Lot 28, owner: F.H. Hull
Mt. Hope Cemetery, Mankato
Hull, Allen L., 1902, --, ssa Marie E.
Hull, Marie E., 1908, 1970, ssa Allen L.
Hull, Mary I. McCammon, 23 Nov 1872, 18 Aug 1946
Wallace Cemetery,
Hull, Abraham, 67y 5m, d. 21 Jun 1884, ssa Martha W., Father
Hull, Martha W., 72y 2m, d. 28 Feb 1895, ssa Abraham, Mother
Hull, Mary Etta, 11 Nov 1882, 22 July 1974, ssa Oscar Adam, died Salina
Hull, Myrtle L., 17 Aug 1874, 18 July 1906, w/o G.G.
Hull, Oscar Adam, 03 July 1877, 18 Aug 1964, ssa Mary Etta, died Jewell

Topic: Need info on Charles Alldredge and Ellsworth Oren
From: Jean Oren
Date: Saturday, June 15, 2002 08:57 PM

From: Tami Dean
Date: Friday, June 14, 2002 03:29 AM
HELP! I am searching for my grt grt Grandfathers family. Berry Baker married Lorana "Bea"Brooks Neville born in Hart 1843. They went to Harrison County, MO. in 1850 and then settled in Jewell County Kansas. Their Baker children were Charles, James, Eldora"Dora",Rose Ann"Rosanna",Sara, Puss and my grt Grandfather George Amos Baker who was born July , 1876 in Jewell County, Kansas and he lived there for about twenty years. George Baker married Ruth E. Kemp in Gaylord Kansas and they had the following children: George Victor, Earl, Nelly, and my Grandfather Frank Leland Baker. Lorana was known to go by Mrs. Bea Baker and was said to have died in Cripple Creek, Teller County Colorado in the early 1900's. George's family went to Sweetwater OK and then up to Springfield, CO. Does anyone know my family? Thank you Tami Baker Dean

Topic: Arthur L Bailey family
From: Karolyn Simpson
Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2002 03:24 PM
I'm searching for the death date and burial location of Arthur L. Bailey (son of James A Bailey), born March 1866 in MO, and his wife, Dollie, born February 1873 in KS. He farmed in Center township in Jewell Co.

Topic: Kelsey's in Jewell County
From: Shirley Tolbert
Date: Monday, May 06, 2002 06:46 PM
I am seeking information on my great-grandfather, Benjamin Franklin Kelsey. I believe he usually went by Frank. He was married to Malanda? They are both buried in Wallace Cemetery in Mankato. His children were Jane Ann, Emma M., Ellen E., James Franklin, Ameretta (married Burton Furey in Jewell County), William H. (married Onono Estella Rogers in Jewell Co.), Laura Estella (married George Elvin Spaulding in Jewell County - my grandparents), John M. (married Mary McMinnevey in Jewell County), and Edward (married Althia L. Gann in Jewell Co.). Frank was born in New York and I believe his Mother's name was Esther. He had a brother names James (married to Alzina) who was in the hotel business in Jewell County. Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated. If you prefer, you can email me direct at Thanks.

From: Shirley Tolbert
Date: Monday, May 06, 2002 07:18 PM
Since I posted this message earlier, I was reading Jewell County History and noted that my great-uncle, James Kelsey, built the first hotel in Jewell County in 1871. It was called the Jewell House. In 1872, he built a second hotel. It did not give the name of that one.

Topic: Standley, Workman, Faircloth, native american research
From: American Standley
Date: Sunday, May 05, 2002 05:46 PM
I am looking for a native american cemetery, if there is one, and the listing of burials there..Particularly, I am looking for Elick Standley, his son Eldon Workman Standley, and possibly faircloth or workman..trying to find native american links to these names..they are my husbands g& gggrandfathers..His mothers' dad & her greatgranddad...thanks..p.s. She once told me Eldon used to play and live and maybe go to school on an Indian Reservation..

Topic: Descendants of Isaiah Ferdinand Dunn (of Formoso)
From: Trace Dunn
Date: Sunday, May 05, 2002 03:59 PM
Fellow Researchers,
Isaiah Ferdinand Dunn was born in 1851 and farmed in Formoso, Jewell County, Kansas. He married Emily "Emma" Spaulding in Scioto County, Ohio in April 1873. She was born in 1856. Their known children are:
1. Elliot (Ellet, Ellet) Dunn who married Sadie (Dunn)
2. Wilbur(n) Lee Dunn (1879-1953) who married Mary (Marie?) E. Biard (1882-1968)
3. Ida Bell Dunn (1880-1938/9) who married Joshua T. Clark
4. Charles C. "Charley" Dunn (1883-1956) who married 1st Alta May Copeland (1886/7-1919)
2nd Jessie Unknown (her first marriage to Wald)
5. Leander Cox Dunn (1884-1931) who married Sophia Korber (1884-1952)
6. Nora May Dunn (1885-1962) who married 1st Andrew Michael Clark (d. before 1933)
2nd Dr. Michael Payne (d. 1933)
7. Minnie Dunn who married Earl Stafford
8. Fred Lee Dunn (1895-1974) who married Zerilda P. Stone (b. 1897)
9. John Dunn (b. 1900/1) who married unknown (Dunn)
10. James E. Dunn (d. before 1910)
11. Lee Dunn (d. before 1910)
This information is incomplete, and I would very much like to be contacted by any descendants of these people. The "Clark" lines (Andrew Michael Clark and Joshua T. Clark) are quite extensive and yet I know little about their side.
I myself am descended from John F.B. Dunn, who was born in Virginia in 1861, and who was a brother to Isaiah F. Dunn.
Both Isaiah and Emma are buried in the Caldwell Cemetery in Formoso. He died in 1917 and Emma died in 1933.
I hope to hear from you.
Trace Dunn

Topic: Thayer
From: Mike Thayer
Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2002 11:41 PM
I am looking for any info on Chauncey THAYER born 1870 Richardson County Nebraska.His mother was Margaret MOORE or possibly MOWER his stepfather was Henry MOORE or possibly MOWER.Chauncey was married in Jewell County to a Carrie?Chauncey's father was Chauncey THAYER born 1837 Erie County NY.
Mike Thayer

Topic: George Mason Hachenberg
From: Dawain Hachenberg
Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2002 02:05 AM
My great grandfather George Mason Hachenberg was married to Nettie Baxter in Jewell Co. KS at Commercial House by Ira C. Kyle, J.P., on Feb.1,1881. I am searching for George Mason's parents, foremost. Any other info would be helpful. Thank you.
Dawain Hachenberg

Topic: John Hooker, Obituary
From: Floyd Hooker
Date: Saturday, April 13, 2002 05:22 PM
I would like to obtain the obituary of John Hooker. He was a resident of Jewell County. His date of death is 30 May 1900. If it is not available I would like any information on him.
Thank You
Floyd Hooker

From: Kaye Winn
Date: Thursday, August 14, 2003 03:03 PM
I am Kaye Meadows Winn. While doing search for my Meadows/Hoffines I recieved info on a J W Hooker, Annette Hooker, and "Baby" Hooker.
If this is your John Hooker and family they are buried C B Hoffines plot in Ionia Cemetery, Ionia Township, Jewill County, Kansas. It is located about 9 miles SW of Mankato, Kansas. I will try to find my research notes that give the name of the Mortuary and the woman in charge of names for the cemetery for you.
I hope this helps,
PS If you need this real soon, you can call me at 252-291-5207.
Address is 504 Vance St. NE #A
Wilson, North Carolina 27893

Topic: Lovewell Info, Please
From: Barbara Gray
Date: Thursday, April 04, 2002 04:14 AM
I'm trying to find out about Lovewell, the name and the town? I just discovered that my gr-grandmother, Rhoda Lucille Robinson Overman Hemperley of Wymore, NE had a brother who is buried in Formosa KS. Also that their mother's maiden name was Lovewell and that they must have loved well, indeed, as there were many children born around there. I just found this out tonight, so am trying to find what I can online. Any kind helpers?? Thanks. Barb Essam Gray

From: Rex Touslee
Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2002 12:08 PM
Did you get your information on the Lovewell name ?? This is a pretty prominent family in the history of Jewell County. My great uncle wrote a book that was based on Thomas Lovewell's early discovery of and later settling in the White Rock Valley. The book is based on the diary kept by Thomas'wife, Orel Jane (Davis) Lovewell.
Contact me at:
Rex Touslee
Researching ZENTZ and DALE in Jewell County

Topic: DUNN Formoso, Jewell Co
From: Charlene Spaulding
Date: Tuesday, April 02, 2002 12:42 PM
I am looking for information on Isaiah Ferdinand DUNN who died Feb. 12, 1917 in Grant Township, Formoso, Jewell Co., KS. According to his death cert. he was to be buried in Caldwell Cemetery. I've not been able to find Caldwell Cemetery anywhere on the web. His wife, Emily nee Spaulding DUNN supposedly died in Formoso as well, but I cannot find any date of death for her. I would love an obituary for Isaiah as well ... Please email:
Kindest regards
Charlene Spaulding
Richardson Co NE

Topic: Zadina-Peroutek-Moravek Reunion
From: Betty Zadina
Date: Sunday, March 24, 2002 07:16 PM
Zadina-Peroutek-Moravek Reunion !
Aug31-Sept 1-2 You may contact Leo and
Betty Zadina at for more
information! Will post more as time goes.

Topic: William & Martha Jackson -Allen Twp- Jewell Co
From: Patricia Staats
Date: Sunday, March 24, 2002 05:12 PM
William George Jackson b. 15 Dec 1829 Cambridge, Henry Co, Ill. Married Martha Eliza Bowers 4 July 1850 in Cleves, Hamilton Co. Ohio. He died 15 Oct 1884 in Allen Twp, Jewell Co Ks. Buried in Wallace Cemetery in Jewell. Their daughter Carrie Mae b. 20 May 1870 , d. 2 Apr 1933 is buried there also.
Does anyone know or have info on my family?
Please e-mail me. Patricia Staats

Topic: Charles Newton Smith 1860-1935
From: Patricia Staats
Date: Sunday, March 24, 2002 04:58 PM
Charles Newton Smith b. 17 Oct 1860 in Shelby Twp.Jefferson, In. Married Carrie Mae Jackson 8 Sept 1886 in Allen Twp, Jewell, KS. He died 2 June 1935 Buried in Prairie Twp, Jewell Co. Kansas.
E-mail me if you know of this family. I will share info.
Patricia Staats

From: Dee Scott
Date: Sunday, September 12, 2004 10:04 AM
Charles Newton Smith is a brother of Zenus Smith and related to my great grandmother Jane Marie Smith married to my gggrandfather Frederick K. Myers. Charles was married to Anna McCammon. Charles' dob May 28, 1854, Anna's dob October 22, 1862. The 2 of them are listed as land owners in 1884 in Burr Oak, KS. You can email me at God Bless you Dee Scott

Topic: Gerber family
From: J E S Campbell
Date: Saturday, March 16, 2002 08:16 PM
August Gerber came to Jewell Co, KS with his parents late 1800's. He married Margaret Burnham at Mankato, KS. I believe they lived at Odessa, KS for a few years.
I am interested in the marriage date (1890?)and his parents names.

Topic: Cave, Prairie Home Cemetery, Esbon, KS
From: Ruth Overfelt
Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2002 09:32 PM
Looking for information and directions to the Prairie Home Cemetery in Esbon, KS.
Will be traveling in the area around May
and would like to locate the grave/stone
for Elisabeth (Meadows)Cave.
Is there a cemetery office that would list the grave locations?
Any information would be helpful
Thank you.
Send information to

Topic: Josine Pederson
From: Cindy Lawson
Date: Thursday, March 07, 2002 02:37 PM
This is to ISSYROG@AOL.COM. I tried sending to this address and it bounced back. If anyone knows this person or the name Josine Pederson, Please contact me.
I saw your query from back in April 2000. Not sure if we have corresponded previously. My gg grandmother was Emma Olena Pederson, born near Burr Oak in Jewell County, Kansas, 4/28/1882(?). At the age of 15, Emma apparently went to work at the state asylum for the insane in Topeka, Kansas. There were apparently about 13 siblings in this family. Names as I have down are : Petter O., Andreas M., Ingebor E., Ingemann A., Alfred O.D., Ada, Dolthea, Emil, George, Adolph D (may be the Alfred previously mentioned), Gilbert, Mary, Emma Olena, & Chris. My thought is that Josine was the daughter of one of Emma's older brothers. Have you any information that may tie us together? Emma’s parents were Ole and Ane who came over from Norway in about 1870 with several of their children, the rest were born in Wisconsin and Kansas.
Cynthia Embry Lawson

From: Shelly Lynn
Date: Thursday, February 28, 2002 09:37 AM
I'm looking for William W. Nixon or his daughter Irma L. Nixon. I know William was born in Pa. Any help on this family would greatly be appreciated.

Topic: Mitchell
From: Ellen Martin
Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2002 11:58 AM
Looking for ancestors/descendants of William Alonzo Mitchell, b. 1849 in Iowa, d. 1911 in Rhea, OK while visiting his daughter. He m. 1875 in Burr Oak, Jewell Co, KS, Mary Catherine Chubick Rish b. 1849 in Ohio, d. 1903 in Burr Oak. They had seven children. Both William and Mary and one son, Lester, are b. in Burr Oak Cem. Mary had three children by first marriage to Rish.

Topic: Underwood surname
From: Laura Underwood
Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2002 08:25 AM
I am looking for information on Ervin J. Underwood. His wifes name was Nellie May. I would appreciate any information on his descendants or ancestors.

Topic: Lewis and Marinda Brown of Jewell Co., KS ,1880
From: Bob Saunders
Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2002 10:53 AM
Researching the family of Lewis (or Louis) S. and Marinda (DELANCEY) BROWN, who were married 6 April 1848, probably Morgan Co., OH. Lewis was born ca. 1829 in OH. Marinda was born ca. 1827, probably Monroe Co., OH. Her parents were Moses and Ann (BRYAN) DELANCEY of Guernsey, Monroe, Morgan and Noble counties, OH. The known children of Lewis and Marinda were Rebecca J. (b. ca. 1857, OH), John D. (b. ca. 1861, OH), daughter M. E. (b. ca. 1863, OH), son L. E. E. (b. ca. 1865, OH) and son U. S. (b. ca. 1868, OH). The family lived in Iona Township, Jewell Co., KS in 1880.
I would like to know more about the history of this family in OH and KS.
Bob Saunders, Salem, OR

Topic: Robert Anderson Jones
From: Dennis and Kay Towner
Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2002 10:44 AM
I am looking for a Minnie Mae Jones parents are Robert Anderson Jones and Elizabeth or Clarissa. Minnie was born about 1875 in Iowa but lived in Kansas, Jewell county in 1880. She married Hiram L. Towner in 1892. Any one know these people?

Topic: PLATT
From: Mary Gossage
Date: Friday, February 08, 2002 05:03 PM
James Elza Platt and his wife Laura Nancy (Shill) Platt lived in Jewell County at least 15 years, during which time three of their 11 children were born in Webber 1901,1905,1908, and three born in Lovell (Lovewell?) 1910, 1912, 1915,
Would like to exchange (acquire and/or provide) info
with those researching this family.
Mary Gossage

Topic: Bert William Jolly
From: Helen Basler
Date: Monday, February 04, 2002 12:26 AM
I am seeking any info about my Grandfather Bert or Bertrum William Jolly who was born Nov. 20, 1878 in Makato? Jewell County. His parents were Joseph and Rebecca Anna Reynolds Jolly. He had a brother John Henry, and 3 sisters, Berthie Charity Jolly, Mimmie Truth Jolly and Daisy Anna Samilda Jolly. How can I get a copy of birth certificates?

Topic: 1909 Smallpox in Jewell City- Lots of surnames
From: Debbi Mullins
Date: Friday, January 25, 2002 08:26 PM
A letter written by Harriette Ann Kinsey to her Sister Emma Clara Kinsey - March 17, 1909. From Jewell City, Kansas. Emma is my G Grandmother.
Please take time to read this letter it contains many surnames names not related to me. It talks of sorrow and bad health during that time. If anyone can identify their family after reading this please let me know. You can find the letter here.

Topic: Monterville Cook/ Emma Fahrney
From: Charles Bradley
Date: Friday, January 25, 2002 06:26 AM
I'm looking for information on my gg-grandparents, Monterville John Cook, his wife Emma Fahrney, and any descendents of their children, especially Roy Vernon and Milo Cook. Monterville moved to Jewell Co. in 1889 with his wife Emma Fahrney (I have their lineage for anyone interested), and lived in and around Burr Oak until his death in 1932. He is buried in Burr Oak cemetery. He originally settled on the Mahoney farm, bought and moved to the Singer farm, and then moved into town. Reportedly, he was among the organizers of the Jewell Co. National Bank of Burr Oak, served on the board, and held the offices of Vice-President and President. He instituted the Burr Oak Mill, Elevator, and Ice Co. in 1913, and supposedly was elected Mayor for one term. He was a member of the Church of the Brethren. Roy Vernon moved to El Paso, TX; Milo stayed in the Burr Oak area. Any additional information, photographs, documents, letters, etc. would be appreciated.

Topic: Baggott/Baggot/Bagot
From: Kent Bailey
Date: Monday, January 21, 2002 11:40 AM
Interested in EDMUND BAGGOTT, who came to Ionia Twp in 1860-90 from Ireland via Pittsburg.

Topic: Brooks, Thomas B., Jr and Margaret (Peggy)
From: Erin O'Brien
Date: Friday, January 11, 2002 06:52 PM
Seeking information/connections to Thomas and Peggy Brooks, who moved to Jewell County from Holt County, MO around 1875. Their children included Mason, David, Joseph, Caroline C. (Catherine), James, and Jeff. Caroline C. (Catherine) was married to a Lawrence.


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