Date: 1 May 2000
Query: I'm looking for descendants of John Elias Lewis and Eleanor Ross to exchange genealogical information and old photos. Here's a portion of the family tree:
Nelson Lewis, b 11 Nov 1818 Elmira, NY, d 12 Nov 1889, m Cathrine Moulter, b. 18 Jul 1818 Elmira, NY. Children: 1) Mary Ann Lewis, b 30 Jan 1839; 2) Martha Jane Lewis, b 13 Dec 1840; 3) Laura Marie Lewis, b 08 Oct 1843; 4) Reuben Lewis, b 26 Apr 1846, d 19 Feb 1848; 5) Angeline Lewis, b 18 Nov 1848; 6) John Elias Lewis, b 28 Feb 1851 Elmira, NY, m Eleanor Ross, b 12 Apr 1857 Bourbon County (ch: Jessie E. Lewis, b 06 Feb 1875 Marion Co., OR; Oliver Ernest Lewis, b 07 Sep 1877 Otoe Co., NE; John Franklin Lewis, b 07 Aug 1880 Elmwood, NE, m Nancy Harriett Finch, b 02 Jun 1885 Paula, KS; Nettie Myrtle Lewis, b 01 Oct 1885 Polk Co., NE, m Charlie Darius Finch, b. 20 Mar 1876; William Glen Lewis, b 31 Mar 1898 Near Jingo, KS; Anna Pearl Adeline Lewis, b 04 Oct 1902 Near Jingo, KS); 7) George Nelson Lewis, b 22 Feb 1853; 8) Sarah Milinda Lewis, b 07 Sep 1857 WI; 9) Olive Marinda Lewis, b 15 Jul 1860, d 17 Oct 1860
Phillip Simpson firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: 25 Apr 2000
Query: I find a Wesley Dean Schroeder listed on p. 334 of Family Histories and Stories of Miami County Kansas Vol I. I believe this is a relative and the only history we have is him being born in Kansas, lived in Paola (Miami County) as a young person.
Response: The following is from Family Histories and Stories of Miami County, Kansas Vol. I, pp 333-334, in a story about Louis and Katie SCHROEDER family, it says, "Louis Frederick Christian SCHROEDER was born April 23, 1873, at Burtonview, Illinois and died May 29, 1939 at Paola. He married Katie WUBBEN on June 7, 1904, in Lincoln, Illinois. Katie was born November 8, 1877 in Upevelt, Germany, daughter of John Evers and Epke WUBBEN, and came to America at age four years ... she died May 5, 1951. Lou and Katie lived several years in Bloomington, Illinois, then moved to a farm in South Dakota ... moved to Miami County, March 1910 to a farm eight and one-half miles northwest of Paola [now a part of State Parks system, Hillsdale Dam] ... Both are buried in Scotts Valley Cemetery across the road from their home. The children are: Margaret Louise, born April 13, 1905, married Bernard STILES ...; Christie Louis, born September 4, 1908, Salem South Dakota, married Maurine Gale ESSEX ...; Dr. Wesley Dean, born March 7, 1910, married Vieginia SMITH, lives in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, had five children ..." submitted by Kathryn Rogers
Date: 22 Apr 2000
Query: I am looking for the cemetery info for: Greves, Frank Young 77-V2; Greves, Hulda 67-V2; Greves, Jennie Wollard 77-V2; Greves, John H. 67-V2
Jack Starry email@example.com
Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol II, Louisburg Cemetery: p 67, Row 1, Lot E 6 - Greves, John H. d 23 Nov 1886 age 44y 9m 3d; Greves, Hulda his wife 31 Jul 1850 - 11 Jun 1906. p 77, Between Fence to E. Drive, Lot 235 - Greves, Frank Young 30 Aug 1869 - 30 Oct 1940; Greves, Jennie Wollard 26 Nov 1870 - 21 May 1945.
Date: 19 Apr 2000
Query: Please look up the following name from Miami County Births 1884-1911: Stark, Walter 98
Response: Information from Vital Records of Miami County, Kansas, as abstracted and indexed by Patricia Merrill Hollingsworth. Births - p. 98, "18 Aug 1910 Unnamed Stark, male, b. Louisburg, Miami Co., KS; father - Walter Stark, age 24, no birthplace listed, American, farmer; mother - Nora Gannece, age 19, no birthplace listed, American, second child of mother, res Louisburg, KS."
Date: 18 Apr 2000
Query: I'm searching for any information about my grandfather, Loren Lee Powell born 27 Feb 1896 Osawatomie, KS, died 15 May 1965 Santa Maria, CA. I also need info on Loren's father, Jackson Lee Powell, birthdate and birth place unknown.
Richard Pope firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: 16 Apr 2000
Query: In Family Histories of Miami County there is a Joseph Fowler - 170 listed. Do you have information on this family and if so, would you send it to me?
Response: The following is from Family Histories and Stories of Miami County, Kansas Vol. I, p 170, in a story about Dr. Charles A. and Ethel S. FISHER family, it says, "... His first five years of practice were at Farlington in Linn County. He removed to Fontana in 1905. After a time, Dr. Joseph FOWLER joined him. ..." submitted by Beulah Shinkle Johnson
Date: 16 Apr 2000
Query: Look up Sadie Williams and Leonard Williams in the Cemetery book vol 3 p 360; World War I draft reg: McDowell p 129 and Rice p 170.
Barbara Keller email@example.com
Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol III, p 360, Paola Cemetery, North Addition, Row 46, Lot 217 - Williams, Leonard 1885 - 1959; Williams, Sadie 1881 - 1973.
The following information is from World War I, Draft Registration Cards, Miami County, Kansas, as abstracted and indexed by Patricia Merrill Hollingsworth.
p. 129: "C. Newton McDowell, age 44, b May 29, 1874; self-employed farmer; nearest relative - Bessie McDowell, R#4, Louisburg, KS. Medium height, stout build, brown eyes and hair. Home address R#4, Louisburg, KS.
Joseph Elmer McDowell, age 34, b May 2, 1884; self-employed farmer; nearest relative - Rosa Emma McDowell, R#3, Osawatomie, KS. Medium height and build, blue eyes, light brown hair. Home address R#3, Osawatomie, KS.
Chester H. McDowell, age 21, b May 28, 1897 in Louisburg, KS; father born in KY; self employed farming; nearest relative - V.C. McDowell, R#1, Cleveland, MO. Short, stout build, brown eyes, black hair. Home address R#1, Cleveland, MO.
Frank A. McDowell, age 21, b Sept 15, 1896 in Lane, KS; father born in KS; self-employed; nearest relative - Esther M. McDowell, wife, Lane, KS. Medium height, stout build, blue eyes, brown hair. Home address R#1, Lane, KS.
Winfred G. McDowell, age 21, b. Oct. 4, 1896 in Louisburg, KS; father born in Louisburg, KS; employed by Lester L. Gardner on R#4, Louisburg, KS; nearest relative - Wanda C. McDowell, wife, R#4, Louisburg, KS. Medium height and build, blue eyes, light hair. Home address R#4, Louisburg, KS.
Robert Harrison McDowell, age 24, b June 22, 1892 in Camden Co., MO; self-employed as farmer, married with wife and 2 children. Tall, medium build, blue eyes, light hair. Home address Osawaomie, KS.
Virgil G. McDowell, age 21, b. Sept. 2, 1896 in Louisburg, KS; self-employed as farmer; single with no dependents. Medium height and build, brown eyes and hair. Home address Cleveland, MO.
Cyrus L. McDowell, age 22, b. Aug 7, 1894 in Louisburg, KS; employed as clerk in drug store by Dr. J. W. Kelly in Louisburg, KS; married with wife. Medium height, slender build, brown eyes and hair, bald. Home address Louisburg, KS.
Ray H. McDowell, age 32, b. Nov. 3, 1885; employed in garage of McDowell Brothers in Louisburg, KS; nearest relative - Jessie McDowell, wife, Louisburg, KS. Medium height and build, blue eyes, light hair. Home address Louisburg, KS.
William C. McDowell, age 20, b. Aug. 8, 1898, employed as farmer by father C. Newton McDowell; nearest relative - Bessie McDowell, mother, R#4, Louisburg, KS. Tall, slender build, blue eyes, black hair. Home address R#4, Louisburg, KS."
p. 170 - "Oscar Gill Rice, age 22, b. Dec. 11, 1894 in Louisburg, KS; employed as laborer by John Henschen in Klemme, IA; single with no dependents. Short, medium buird, blue eyes, light hair. Home address Louisburg, KS.
Raymond Tilford Rice, age 27, b. Feb. 22, 1890 in Jewell, IA; self-employed farmer; married with wife and 4 children. Medium height and build, blue eyes, light hair, rupture. Home address Wellsville, KS.
Jay Hampton Rice, age 30, b. Nov. 5, 1886 in Louisburg, KS; employed as farmer by M. A. Kelly of Bucyrus, KS; married with wife and 3 children. Medium height and build, light grey eyes, red hair. Home address RFD, Bucyrus, KS.
Homer Lee Rice, age 25, b. Oct. 12, 1891 in Louisburg, KS; self-employed farming; single with no dependents. Medium height and build, blue eyes, light brown hair. Home address Louisburg, KS.
Frederick Braxton Rice, age 35, b. Mar 25, 1883; employed as train time keeper by MO Pacific RR in Osawatomie, KS; nearest relative - Elizabeth Rice, 1041 Pac. Ave., Osawatomie, KS. Medium height, slender build, brown eyes and hair. Home address 1041 Pac. Ave., Osawatomie, KS.
Jesse James Rice, age 34, b. Aug. 23, 1884; employed as farmer; nearest relative - Nettie Rice, wife, Osawatomie, KS. Medium height, stout build, blue eyes, brown hair. Home address Osawaomie, KS.
John T. Rice, age 33, b. Dec. 31, 1884; employed in grocery by Inter-State Merc. Co. in Louisburg, KS; nearest relative - Dana Rice, wife, Louisburg, KS. Medium height and build, blue eyes, light hair. Home address Louisburg, KS."
Date: 15 Apr 2000
Query: I am trying to find out some information about my great-grandfather Sidney S. Walrath who died in Paloa, KS 21  January 1892. obituary notice
Tom Walrath firstname.lastname@example.org
Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol III, p 584, Paola Cemetery, Potter's Field - Waldreth, Sidney [no other information].
Date: 14 Apr 2000
Query: Cemetaries - Henry Kasiah 108 V1 (My great great Uncle), Isaac Kasiah 108 V1, Lulu Kasiah 108 V1, Sarah Kasiah 108 V1. Family Histories and Stories - Clara Kasiah 57, Foster Kasiah 57, Henry Bradford Kasiah 283, Laura Kasiah 57, Nellie Kasiah 57, Nellie Mae Kasiah 283, Sarah Kasiah 283
Robbie Kasiah email@example.com
Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol I, p 108, Jingo Cemetery, Row 6, Lot 74: Kasiah, Isaac 17 Oct 1858 - 31 Dec 1939; Kasiah, Lulu 31 Oct 1868 - 30 May 1971; Kasiah, Sarah d 29 Dec 1927 age 64y; Kasiah, Henry d 17 Mar 1909 age 55y.
From Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS, Vol 1, p 57: There is a copy of the Hawkeye School (District 45, Miami Township) souvenir program, 1905-1906. The program lists the names of the teacher and 29 pupils, including Laura Kasiah, Foster Kasiah, Nellie Kasiah and Clara Kasiah. On p 56 is a photograph of the school and a photograph of the teacher and 17 students for the school in 1909 but no names are provided.
From Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS, Vol 1, p 283. The story of John E. and Nellie M. Kasiah Nichols written by Nellie Nichols. Nellie M. Kasiah b 4 Nov 1891, Kansas City, MO, dau of Henry Bradford Kasiah and Sarah W. Hamilton Kasiah. Family moved from Kansas City to St. Louis, back to Kansas City and then to Miami Co in a covered wagon with a cow trailing behind. Nellie attended school at Hawkeye, then Smith. She married John Edwin "Ed" Nichols 20 Aug 1908 at St. Paul, MN. John was b 7 Feb 1869, d 13 May 1955, son of Jeremiah Nichols and Mary Whitlock Nichols. John was in the KS 101st regiment and almost died of measles. Their children were: John Edwin Whitlock, Jr. (b 3 Jan 1912, m 26 Dec 1950 Jewel Price (dau of George and Nellie Price), ch Nancy Louise Nichols Bonsall, Johnny Dean Nichols); Sara Ella (b 8 Mar 1913, m 24 Jun 1939 Elson Lawrence Lindsey (son of Wilie L. and Ethel Sharke Lindsey), ch Marvin, Lawrence Steven); Lois Althea (b 26 Jan 1924, m 20 Oct 1942 Harley Wayne Marquis (son of Ellsworth and Anna Lime Marquis), ch Donna May Marquis Reynolds, Evelyn Kay Marquis Ernst, Robert Wayne, Cynthis Anell Marquis Marks).
Date: 11 Apr 2000
Query: Miami County Cemetaries, p 64-65, Vol 3: Alice Fowler, Jesse Fowler, Joseph Fowler and George Fowler. I believe they are my grandfather's relatives.
Darline Smith firstname.lastname@example.org
Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 3, pp 64-65, Elmdale Cemetery, Osawatomie, KS, Row 9: Fowler, Jesse son 1889-1951; Fowler, Joseph father 1855-1923; Fowler, Alice mother 1859-1909; Martin, Leatha Fowler 1895-1972; Fowler, George son 1887-1920.
Date: 6 Apr 2000
Query: Would like a lookup for J.A Payne, George Payne, Charles A Payne, and Maria Payne all on page 465, Vol 3.
Marvin T. Jones email@example.com
Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol III, p 465, Paola Cemetery, Oak Grove Addition, Southern half, Section 1, Row 42, Lot 160: Payne, George F. d 26 Jul 1892 age 36y 1m 10d; Payne, J. A. d 15 Dec 1900 age 75y 8m 15d; Payne, Maria his wife 22 Jan 1826 - 15 Aug 1909; Payne, Charles A. 5 Jul 1853 - 24 Mar 1910.
Date: 3 Apr 2000
Query: Seeking parents of Jesse G Chambers (8 Oct 1867 - 31 Aug 1952) and his wife Stella McCollough (1 June 1871 - 31 Aug 1927). Following information comes from Miami County Cemeteries; Vol 2 p149, 1988 - Stella M mother 1 June 1871 - 31 Aug 1927; Jessie G father, 8 Oct 1867 -31 Aug 1952, Mason; Pleasant Valley Cem, Row 16 #56 and Miami County Marriage Records Vol H-J #176, Film# 3607, Kansas Historical Library, Topeka - Chambers, JG age 24 and Stella McCollough, age 20, md 12 Dec 1891.
Ken Knight firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: 3 Apr 2000
Query: Miami Cemetery records for Barrett: John Harvy 102-V1; E. 102-V1, ?197-V1, ?(2 entries) 198 -V1; T. W. 102-V1; Janet J. 211-V1; Katie F. 211-V1; Walter H. 211-V1; William A. 46-V3; Hester 46-V3; Fred 139-V3; Jennie 139-V3; Francis O. 179-V3; Roberta M. 179-V3; Lisle E. 205-V3; Helen B. 205-V3; Anna M. 206-V3 (Johnson); Loss A. 206 -V3; Nellie F. 557-V3; Lindsay R. 590-V3; Ruth J. 645-V3; Charles 668-V3
Ken Knight email@example.com
Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol I, p 102, Indianapolis Cemetery, Row 4, Grave 5: Barrett, John Harvy 20 Dec 1870 - 22 Jun 1871 son of T. W. and E. Barrett. Vol I, Spring Gove Cemetery: p 196, Row G, Lot 8 - Barrett, Charles S. 1845-1926 Co K 21 PA Vol Cav; Barrett, Lizzie 1861-1942 his wife. p. 197, Row H, Lot 8 - Barrett, Joel 1848-1915; Barrett, Eliza 1851-1915 his wife; Barrett, Velma Irene 1912-1916; Row I, Lot 8 - Barrett, infant son of Oliver and Goldie Barrett 13 Jul 1913; Barrett, Leroy 24 May 1898 - 24 Dec 1898 son of C.S. and E. Barrett; Barrett, Maud Susie 14 Mar 1877 - 9 May 1896 age 19y 11m 25d dau of Joel and Eliza Barrett. p 198, Row J, Lot 8 - Barrett, Joel Evan 15 Nov 1874 - 28 Mar 1876 son of B.B. and H.J.; Barrett, Joel 25 Aug 1881 - 20 Jul 1882 son of G.S. and E.; Barrett, Manford d 9 Jul 1887 age 19m 2d son of J. and E.; Row K, Lot 8 - Barrett, Maria d 4 Aug 1873 age 21y 1m 13d wife of Charles S.; Barrett, Calvin 1872-1930. p. 211, Row E, Block 27, Lot 4 - Barrett, Janet J. 31 Oct 1877 - 14 Apr 1969; Barrett, Dave L. 14 Jun 1878 - 13 Jul 1965; Row F, Lot 13 - Barrett, Katie F. 1890 - 1960; Barrett, Walter H. 1892 - 1981.
From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol III, p 46, Elmdale Cemetery (Osawatomie), Row 20: Barrett, William A. father 1860-1938; Barrett, Hester mother 1863-1922. p 139, Oakwood Cemetery (Osawatomie), Lot 51: Barrett, Fred 1876-1933; Barrett, Jennie Faye 1877 (1878) - 7 May 1961 age 83y. p 179, Osawatomie Cemetery, Sec 2, Row 1 - Barrett, Roberta M 29 Apr 1907 - 27 Jan 1958; Barrett, Francis O. 30 Dec 1906 - 17 May 1986. p 205, Osawatomie Cemetery, Row 29 - Barrett, Helen B. 1912 - [no date]; Barrett, Lisle E. 1905-1980. p 206, Osawatomie Cemetery, Row 30 - Barrett, Loss A. 1879-1932; Barrett, Anna M. 1884-1972. p 557, Paola Cemetery, Elmwood Addition, Row 32, Lot 319 - Barrett, Helen Ruth dau of Charles and Nellie Barrett 1917-1921; Row 33, Lot 319 - Barrett, Charles D 1889-19--; Barrett, Nellie F. his wife. p 590, Glenwild Cemetery, West Line, Cass Co, MO - b and d 23 Sep 1981. p 645, Beagle Cemetery, Lot 7B - Barrett, Ruth J. 18 Feb 1910 - [no date]. p. 668, Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Row 20 - Barrett, Susie Long 1894-1976 Housekeeper for Charles Barrett.
Date: 30 Mar 2000
Query: Would you be able to look up in the cem. book vol. 3 the following: Vandervort - Carrie L. p 407, Delitha E. p 478, E.C. p 407, Newton p 478.
Pat Shaw firstname.lastname@example.org
Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol III, Paola Cemetery, Oak Grove Addition: p 407 - Row 17, Lot 70, Vandervort, Carrie L. - wife of E.C. Vandervort - d 26 Jun 1895 age 28y 8m 22d; p 478 - Vandervort, Delitha E. - wife of Newton Vandervort [no additional details].
Date: 29 Mar 2000
Query: From the Miami County Cemeteries Index, Vol 3, p 266: Alma Sinclair, Harold Sinclair, Mable Ohlmeier Sinclair, Ira Sinclair. Vol 3, p 394: Blanche Sinclair, Ed Sinclair. Vol 3 p 395: John Wesley Grant Sinclair, Minerva Sinclair, Ross Sinclair. Vol 1, p 28: Norma Lenore Sinclair
Lee St. Clair Loos JamesLoos@aol.com
Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol I, p 28, Bock Cemetery, Row 8, Sinclair, Norma Lenore b 1959 d 24 Mar 1959. Vol III, p 266, Osawatomie Cemetery, Row 25: grouped together - Sinclair, Mable Ohlmeier b 27 Jul 1916 [no date of death]; Sinclair, Ira b 8 Jan 1922 [no date of death]; grouped together - Sinclair, Alma B. b 1920 [no date of death]; Sinclair, Harold b 1917 d 1965. Vol III, p 394-5, Paola Cemetery, East Addition, Rows 13-14, Lot 20: Sinclair, Ed 10 Feb 1874 - 10 Oct 1944; Sinclair, Blanche 12 Jan 1878 - 22 Dec 1963; Sinclair, Minerva 1847-1913; Sinclair, John Wesley Grant [baby, no dates]; Sinclair, Ross 4 Feb 1914 - 7 Nov 1968 WWII TEC5 183 Field Arty BN.
Date: 28 Mar 2000
Query: Stephenson, Floyd A. 118-V2. If you could send any information it would be very much appreciated.
Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol II, p. 118, Louisburg Cemetery, Row 6: Stephenson, Floyd A. 1902-1979; Stephenson, Lillian R. 1899-1965.
Date: 27 Mar 2000
Query: Births 1884-1911 - Newt McDowell, 48, 60; Harvey McDowell, 48; Keller, 48; Cemetery book vol 2: p 73 Bell; p 110 Rice, McDowell; p 111, Rice; p 113 Keller, McDowell; p 118 Patterson; Family History and Stories Vol 1, Newton Clarence McDowell, 192; Family History and Stories Vol 2, Jack Keller, 334P.
Barbara Keller email@example.com
Response: Information from Vital Records of Miami County, Kansas, as abstracted and indexed by Patricia Merrill Hollingsworth. Births - p. 48, "02 Sep 1894 Unnamed McDowell, female, b. Louisburg, Miami Co., KS; father - Newt McDowell, age 20, no birthplace listed, American, farmer; mother's maiden name Breckenridge, age 22, no birthplace listed, American, first child of mother, no residence listed." "19 Aug 1894 Unnamed Keller, male, b. 2 miles N of Louisburg, Miami Co., KS; father - Robert Keller, age 35, no birthplace listed, American, farmer; mother's maiden name Bell, age 26, no birthplace listed, American, fourth child of mother, no residence listed." "07 Aug 1894 Unnamed McDowell, male, b. 1 mile E of Louisburg, Miami Co., KS; father - Harvy McDowell, age 50, no birthplace listed, American, farmer; mother's maiden name Reden, age 43, no birthplace listed, American, tenth child of mother, no residence listed." p. 60, "08 Aug 1898 Unnamed McDowell, male, b. Louisburg, Miami Co, KS; father - Newt McDowell, age 25, no birthplace or nationality listed, farmer; mother's maiden name Breckenridge, age 26, no birthplace, nationality or residence listed, third child of mother."
From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol II, Louisburg Cemetery: p 73 - Row 3, Lot 49 - Bell, John Charles 23 Dec 1860 - 18 Sep 1942; Bell, Ida May 25 Feb 1869 - 30 Dec 1952. p. 110 - Row 1, Lot 183 - Rice, John T. 1884 - 1957; Rice, Lucile W. dau of J.T. and Dana 1911-1913; Row 1, Lot 383 - McDowell W. (Winfred) G. ("Jim") 1896-18 Jan 1976; McDowell, Wanda C. Reed 1896 - 1 Feb 1974; McDowell, Lila, Lester, Leslie d 1921 - triplets; McDowell, Erma d 1922 infants of Wanda and W. G. p. 111, Row 1, Lot C 158 - Rice, James Lester son 1908-1908; Rice, Jay H. Jr. son 1918-1920; Britten, Georgia M. dau 1914-1986; Row 1, Lot 171 - Rice, Grace O. 1887-1967; Rice, Jay H. 1886-1967; Rice, Nathan father 1861-1941; Rice, Georgia Ann mother 1865-1930; Bell, Mary F. mother 1839-1923; Bell, Homer L. 1891-1917 Co D 353 Inf 89th Div. p 113 - Row 3, Lot 185 - Keller, Willie Bell mother 15 Sep 1868 - 19 May 1933; Row 3, Lot 385 - McDowell, Newton 28 May 1874 - 28 Nov 1950; McDowell, Clare E. 28 Nov 1872 - 31 Aug 1933. p 118- Row 6, Lot 528 - Patterson, Clyde W. 1890 - 5 Sep 1977; Patterson, Maude 1890 - 1972.
From Family Histories and Stories of Miami County, Kansas Vol. I, p 192, in a story about the Cyril Joseph Haefele family, it says, "Cyril Joseph HAEFELE was born May 13, 1911, in Paola, Kansas, son of Fredrick Joseph HAEFELE and Mary Elizabeth (RETTELE), grandson of August HAEFELE and Mary Agatha (MERZWEILER) and Joseph RETTELE and Elizabeth (BUSER). Cyril married Ethel Nadine McDOWELL, born May 19, 1917, April 24, 1937, of Louisburg, Kansas. Nadine was the daughter of Winfred Gerald McDOWELL and Wanda Crystal (REED), granddaughter of Newton Clarence McDOWELL and Clara Elizabeth (BRECKENRIDGE), and William Farlow REED and Pricilla Jane (LONG). ... submitted by Margaret Ann Haefele Hahn"
From Family Histories and Stories of Miami County, Kansas Vol. II, p 334, Jack Keller appears in a photo captioned "Catfish Band of Paola, Kansas en route to Emporia in 1940 ..." it then lists some of the people in the photo, Jack being one of them, although he is standing behind someone and you can only see the top half of his face.
Sean Furniss, John M. Baker
Date: 24 Mar 2000
Query: I am looking for the parents of Beverly Louise Brandt Martin. I believe her to be listed on p 113 of the Family Histories and Stories of Miami County, Kansas [Vol I]. I would like any information you can give. I really don't believe her maiden name to be Brandt (Brant) but I believe it to be Gordon, dau. of Herbert L. Gordon.
Response: The following is from Family Histories and Stories of Miami County, Kansas Vol. I, pp 112-113, in a story about the Gert BRANDT family, it says, "Gert Brandt, son of John and Meta SCHLESMAN BRANDT, was born April 28, 1898, at Block, Kansas. ... baptized August 14, the same year at Trinity Lutheran Church, Block. On November 29, 1922, Gert married Lena GEUY, daughter of John Christian GEUY and Wilhelmina CAMPE GEUY. To this union were born seven children: ... [7th child] Beverly Louise born February 21, 1939, married Gene MARTIN. Gert ... passed away May 13, 1969. He is buried in Paola Cemetery next to his wife, Lena. submitted by Phyllis Benedict"
John M. Baker
Date: 21 Mar 2000
Query: Miami County Cemeteries - p.52-V1; John C. Fetterman
Debbie Obenour firstname.lastname@example.org
Response: From Cemteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol I, p 52, Fontana Cemetery, Lot 34: Grave 148, Fetterman, John C. 1860-1922; Grave 149, Fetterman, Carrie N. 1866-1942.
Date: 20 Mar 2000
Query: Would you please provide the tombstone inscriptions for the Woodrums listed in: Miami Co Ks Cemetaries Vol 1; pg 125; Vol 2; pgs 67, 68, 70, 87
Ginger Donohue email@example.com
Response: From Cemteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol I, p. 125, Miami Cemtery, Row P, Lot 1: Woodrum, Malinda F. d 8 Aug 1871 age 13y 9m 7d dau of J.L. and A. J.
From Cemteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol II, Louisburg Cemetery, p. 67, Row 1, Lot E1: Edmonds, Gladys Gardner 1909-1977 Gladys (Lavina); Edmonds, Birgil Vespasian 1897-1986; Woodrum, Grace 1889-1965; Woodrum, William 1885-1963.
p. 68, Row 1, Lot E11: Woodrum, John L. 13 Jan 1814 - 4 Nov 1886; Woodrum, Amanda J. wife of J.L. 13 Mar 1824 - 8 Jan 1891; Kirkham, Mary E. dau of J.L. and A.J. Woodrum 11 Mar 1856 - 18 Sep 1877; Shobe, Emma R. dau of J.L. and A.J. Woodrum 15 Sep 1862 - 2 Nov 1883 ; Woodrum, James H. 20 Sep 1842 - 30 Nov 1861 buried in WV; Woodrum, Harriet J. 29 May 1866 - 1 Jul 1867 buried in WV; Woodrum, Thomas M. 2 Jan 1834 - 6 Aug 1885; Woodrum, Malinda F 17 Nov 1857 - 8 Aug 1871 T. Idly's Graveyard, Miami Co.
p. 70, Row 2, Lot E30: Barricklow, Clarence 8 Dec 1885 - 27 Aug 1941; Barricklow, Grace M. 18 June 1888 - 27 Aug 1941; Barricklow, Lloyd Lee 1 Jul 1919 - 12 Feb 1936; Barricklow, Cecil Alvin 1911-1914; Woodrum, Nathan J. 1844 - 1926; Woodrum, Mamie B. his wife 1862-1927; McClanahan, Esther A. 9 Aug 1825 - 1 May 1906.
p. 87, Row 3, Lot M28: Shorb (Shobe?), Emma wife of Haley, dau of J.L. and A. Woodrum 15 Sep 1862 - 2 Nov 1883.
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