Shawnee county, Kansas Queries from March 1997 to January 1998

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Reedsqiliv Thu, 19 Mar 1998 15:22:58 I am searching for descendents of Robert Clayton Reed (wife perhaps Ann) who was living in Topeka, Shawnee Co in the 1940's He may have had a son Kenneth V. Reed. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Reed Livingston Wed, 11 Mar 1998 16:18:19 We were wondering if you would possibly have any information on Constituion Hall at Topeka, or the business address of Cyrus K. Holliday in 1855-1863-1900. Please reply.

The Potts Family Tue, 10 Mar 1998 13:54:00 I am looking for anyone who is working on the Samuel EBY line. He was born in Germany and died in Topeka , Shawnee County, Ks. in 1893 at the age of 96. Does anyone know of him? Thank you. Laurie Potts

Rose Jensen Mon, 09 Mar 1998 21:56:09 I am looking for any information on Vernon Leroy Harper, wife name was Augusta, they had two sons Orvile A. born 1903, Artist Keith "Keith born 8/31/1906, and one daughter Alice born 1908, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas. Any help would be very greatly appreciated.

Larry Ridgeway Sat 07 Mar 1998 22:53:07 I am looking for any information on Eli Reeder RIDGWAY and/or Laura Belle CREWS. Eli and Laura Belle were married May 8, 1881 in Tecumseh, KS. Eli and his Father John C. RIDGWAY are listed in the 1875 census for Shawnee County.

Ruth Antle Thu 05 Mar 1998 21:04:00 My ancestor, Charles M. BOTTOM moved to Shawnee the late 1800's or early 1900s from In. He married a woman from Ky and had three daughters, Beulah, Blanche and Bertha. He is buried there somewhere and I would like to know where...Please help.I would like to know his daughters, descendants if possible. Thanks. Ruth Ann Bottom Antle, daughter of OSCAR of Princeton, In.

Ken Forinash Tue Mar 3 08:38:18 1998
My mother was Lorene Searcy b. 8/4/1920 to Earl Edwin Searcy, in Rossville, Shawnee Co. Any help? Ken

Ron Grassi Sat 21 Feb 22:11:50 1998 I am trying to find someone related to or researching the surname RANSOM from Topeka, KS. A Gladys Cooper RANSOM wrote a letter in 1941 telling of her grandfather's death. Her grandfather as Joshua Marion DOTY. I would appreciate hearing from anyone connected to Gladys Cooper RANSOM. I would also like to know who she married. Thanks. ciao, Ron

Jennifer Wathen Sun Feb 01 16:49:34 1998 Seeking information and photos for Thomas Edward MAGERS, b. 17 July,1901, Plato, Texas Co., MO, and d. June 1977, Topeka, Shawnee Co., KS. Thomas marr. Edna Eva ROBINSON, 11 Aug., 1923, Lawrence, Douglas Co.,KS. Children: Keith Edward, b. 28May, 1924, Jackson Co., KS, and d. 20 Oct., 1990, Topeka; Joan Elizabeth; Dixie Marie, b. 1 May, 1928,Jackson Co., KS. Marr. Marion Thomas COFFEE; Shirley Ann; Thomas Tilden; and Robert Dean MAGERS. My great-grandmother, Ella Bertha (MAGERS) ROBERTS', was Thomas' sister.

Kathleen Hunt Sat Dec 27 22:05:51 1997 Looking for any information on James Pleasant MORGAN b. 1855 MO, married Francis ? about 1880. Daughter Marietta MORGAN was born 1882 Topeka, KS. James Pleasant MORGAN is the son of William Henry MORGAN of Wilson County, KS. Later all moved to Washington State.

Nancy Havill Wortman Sat Dec 6 09:06:54 1997 Am looking for information on a Henry W. WEST and Flavius WEST in Waveland, Shawnee Co., KS ca 1870. Thank you.

Alice Quayle Gershman FRI Nov 21 17:24:43 1997 I am looking for any info on Herbert H. SHUMWAY b. 1870 KS and Mona QUAYLE SHUMWAY b. 1868 CO. They lived in Auburn in 1900. They had three sons: Cecil (age 6), Leslie F. (age 4) and Cyrus (age 1). They were not in the 1910 census and I am looking for any descendants who might know where they went or are related. Mona was the half sister of Bishop William Alfred Quayle of Baker Univ.

Bryanna Olson I am looking for any relatives/decendents/info on ancestors of Thomas L. CROMWELL. He lived in Topeka. I believe that he died there also. Thomas was born in Pennsylvania in 1853 and lived in Brainard, Crow Wing county Minnesota where most of his children were born, prior to moving his family to Topeka, Kansas. Thomas and his wife Eliza WILKINSON had at least 8 children that survived childhood. There may have been 2 others as my grandmother said at one time that her father was one of 10. Children were: William,b. 1877; Nellie b. 1879; Thomas Bla.1882; Charles G. b. 1885; Robert W. b. 1887; twins= Harold and Winnifred b. 1890; and Worth b. 1895. Eliza was probably married before as there is a child named Daisy b. 1873 listed in the 1900 census as step daughter.

EVANS, Alfred and Flora Jane Thur Oct 30 22:14:51 1997 was shown in the 1990 census living in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas. Would appreciate any information.

Barbara A. Fowler  Sat Sep 20  21:16:05 1997  Am looking for info on husband's father...Joseph Allen Benjamin Fowler..bornTopeka,KS Shawnee Co. 12 Oct 1902....His father's name..Allen BenjaminFowler..his mother's name Lillian Carter. I have nothing onparents except names.....Would  appreciate any you could give me......Thanking you in advance..... Barbara A. Fowler

Willaim KentSun Sep  7 17:47:12 1997 Looking for information on Fredda Lois OGDEN. She was born in Kingman County in the city of Norwich.  She is supposedly halfindian.  She was married to Kenneth Ray Kent Before March 1933. They had a son by the name of Thomas Ray Kent.  Anyinformation on the OGDEN name would be appreciated.  ThomasRay Kent is my father.  She was 19 at the time of his birth. It wouldof made her born in or around 1914. 

Laura GilmoreSun Sep  7 21:03:29 1997 Looking for a Wm Lee GILLMORE born ca 1850. I have a copy of a receipt date Aug 9, 1913 from Cemetery, Topeka,Kan., for $2.50 for care - Lot 1913, signed by a W R Carrie, Superintendent. I did not know that Wm. L  Gillmore was in this area of KS, but apparently so. Any light anyone can shed on this is greatly appreciated. He has at least once son by the name of Clarence James Gillmore born 1968 who married Mollie Moss. I don't believe they lived in this area, but in Sebastion Co, AR. 


Joan Douglas Mon Sep  1 14:48:26 1997 Researching my family of SMITHS, THOMPSONS,and MATTHEWS in Shawnee
County.They all lived in or near Topeka, KS. from 1870's onward.  Joseph L. Smith with his wife Mary ThompsonSmith came to Topeka with family from Guernsey Co. Ohio.  Their children: William J., Roy J., Rebecca P. and Jennie E. Smith. Elijah Truitt Matthewscame in the late 1860's with wife and family from Ozark, AL.  His son Caswell S. Matthews married Jennie E. Smith.  Caswell and Jennie's children:  Lester, Helen who married a Fitzgerald, and Cassie. Caswell also had two children by first wife Clara Hale, Karl who married Blanche Golden and Clara who married ?   Many family member buried in Prairie Home Cemetery.
Anyone with information about these families.....your help would be greatly appreciated.

Frank Herald       My grandfather, George Hyatt HERALD, was born in Topeka, Shawnee Co, Kansas, on 28 Aug 1883. I'd like to know if anything on his birthcertificate indicates where his father, Frank HERALD, is from, or any other information.
Thanks, Frank Herald 20210 Rim Rock Foresthill, CA 95631

Walter Laffer  Fri Aug 22 08:05:07 1997 Henry Laffer b: Oct 1825, Tuscara was County, Ohio; m: 29 Jul 1852,
Coshocton, Coshocton County, Ohio to Helen Wells dau of Welcome Wells and Eliza Gardner Wells, both from Coshocton, Coshocton County, Ohio; d: 1898 Leadville, Lake County, Colorado. Henry, his brother John, and the parents-in-law all moved to Kansas from Ohio in 1856. Welcome Wells served many years in Kansas state politics, at one time as Speaker of the House. Henry and Helen Wells Laffer had two sons; Charles Wells Laffer b: Sep 1858 and John Otis Laffer b: 7 Oct 1865 both in Manhattan, Riley County, Kansas.  Henry Laffer ran a ferry across the Blue River, freighted, ran a saw mill, prospected for gold,and ran a shoe store.  He financed the shoe store by selling his gold mine in Leadville. John Otis Laffer married May Whitney in Jewell, Jewell County, Kansas on 6 Oct 1887.  Their son Henry Wilson Laffer married Carrie Hughes in
Jewell, Jewell County, Kansas 14 Jun 1916 Any information about Henry Laffer, his brother John, or his ather-in-
law, Welcome Wells, along with the various descendants would be most welcome. Thank you.


Sylvia M. A. Love

My Great Grandfather WILLIAM C. LOVE  b.1858in Rock Island, Illinois d. January 23, 1896 in Topeka (Shawnee Co.) Kansas We believe he was shot !! Most of are family come some where in Kansas, They Immg. from Ireland
Thank you, Sylvia M.A. Love


Mary C Ingenthron Mon Aug 25
17:19:26 1997
I am looking for information about Johannes INGENTHRON who lived in
Topeka.  He arrived in the USA from Russia in 1875 with his wife, Suzanna
I don't know when he and his family arrived in Topeka.  One of his sons,
my grandfather, was born there in 1883.  I would like any leads on
whether he arrived with any other family members, how long he was there
before going to western Kansas.  Thank you  mci  


Wanda Qualls Wed Aug 20 07:26:49 1997

I am looking for information on Charles Lewis Smith /1860  MO and Mary Jane Mason b/1860 England.  Joseph D. Mason b/1844 England and his wife Anna Irene Armstrong b/1840 England and son Joseph D. Mason b/1868 England and daughter Mary Jane Mason settle in Shawnee County and are buried there.  Information on these family's would be greatly appreciated.  


Deloris Naughton Looking for ancestors/decendants of John Wesley BUTRUM and Sylvester V. BUTRUM, who were in Shawnee County, Topeka, Kansas c.1878. John Crockett BUTRUM was b. to Sylvester V. BUTRUM-3 Nov. 1878, in Shawnee Co. Children of John Wesley Butrum were: William Emberson; Cordella; Redmond P.; Jacob; John Wesley Crockett; Elizabeth J; Andrew J.; and Marshall B. John Wesley BUTRUM was m. to Sarah _____? Sylvester V. BUTRUM was m. to Sarah Elizabeth LEE. Any information/connections to these families would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Dee Naughton Bemidji, MN


Mary L. Godfrey Sun Aug 10 23:22:37 1997 Looking for information concerning the MULLINIX, RICHARDSON and GODFREY families which resided and still reside in this state. Please email me at above address with any information you may have.

WINTER, McDonald, Jones,

Marilyn Jones Sun Aug 10 11:02:37 1997 Searching for information on John Robert WINTER family born 11 June 1848 in Muskingum Co., OH. Married 21 Feb 1877 to Amanda Jane McDonald (b. 1 March 1850)in Ohio. Moved to Kansas c. 1877 with son Wickham born in Missouri (17 Dec 1877), Inez born 28 July 1879 in Topeka(?)died and buried in Topeka 10 Dec 1886; Charles P. b 19 Mar 1882 in Missouri; Erie B. born 21 Oct 1885; and Daisy Dell born 3 March 1887 in Jackson City or Co., Kansas (my grandmother). Family returned to Ohio before 1903. Also researching Jesse F. Jones family who moved to Eureka, Kansas c. Sept. 1868. Four of the the children of Jesse and Amanda were born in Kansas; Shannon Harlan (or Harlan Shannon depending on reference) was born in 1868 in Missouri, Annie &; Rosie (twins) were born in 1869 in Kansas, Lyman was born in Kansas in 1871, and Everett W. (my grandfather) was born in 1873 in Kansas. They returned to Ohio in January 1878. Would appreciate any info.


Kate Poole Thu Aug 7 10:47:08 1997 Looking for any information on ELIZABETH HESS who married ROBERT CORNFORTH FRAZIER in SHAWNEE COUNTY, KS. Their first child was WALTER DAVID FRAZIER born 04/02/1884 and second was NONA MAE FRAZIER born 02/06/1887. Any information would be much appreciated. I will share any information of interest to you. Thanks!


Nancy Wed Jul 30 05:26:31 1997 MILLARD,HAGERTY Looking for information on my ggrandparents James MILLARD and Mary HAGERTY. My grandfather Samuel Clyde MILLARD b. March 5,1882 in Cawly Co., KS m. Jennie BARTLETT in Rice Co., Chase, KS in 1921. They moved to MI in 1923. Samuel is buried in Alden KS, next to his first wife Louise MATTHEW. Other children of James are Robert (Last known Meade Co.,Meade, KS in 1951), Edward (L.K. Reno Co., Hutchinson, KS in 1952) and Rachael CORNWALL (L.K. Shawnee Co., Topeka, KS 1952).


Wendy JacobsFri Aug 1 19:23:41 1997 Researching CASPER JACOBS family, Germans from Russia to Kansas. Sons John,Charlie,Casper,Peter,Albert.


Wandalee Brown Wed Jul 30 10:48:39 1997 Looking for information about the parents of Rebecca YOUNG, Robert G. YOUNG, Ann Elizabeth YOUNG (md. Sanders KENNEDY), Louise YOUNG (md. 1. Green BRADLEY), 2. Mr. BOTTOM, and Sarah YOUNG (md. Isaac MAY), all of Holton, Jackson Co., Kan. Information is known about one child: Rebecca F. YOUNG, b. 8 Dec 1837, Vermillion Co., Ind., d. 19 Dec 1925, bur. Holton, Jackson Co., Kan. In 1862 Rebecca mar. John CHANDLER. At the time of Rebecca's death the living children were: Robert CHANDLER of Topeka, Shawnee Co., Kan; Katie PHELPS of Kansas City, Jackson, Co., MO; Anne WEBSTER of Elmont, Shawnee co., Kan; Alice COFFELT of Red Rock, Noble Co., Okla; and Laura COBLER of Morrison, Noble Co., Okla. After the death of John Chandler, Rebecca m. Isaac HEATH IN 1909. Isaac died in 1912.


Nancy Wed Jul 30 05:26:31 1997 MILLARD,HAGERTY Looking for information on my ggrandparents James MILLARD and Mary HAGERTY. My grandfather Samuel Clyde MILLARD b. March 5,1882 in Cawly Co., KS m. Jennie BARTLETT in Rice Co., Chase, KS in 1921. They moved to MI in 1923. Samuel is buried in Alden KS, next to his first wife Louise MATTHEW. Other children of James are Robert (Last known Meade Co.,Meade, KS in 1951), Edward (L.K. Reno Co., Hutchinson, KS in 1952) and Rachael CORNWALL (L.K. Shawnee Co., Topeka, KS 1952).


Verne Garrison Isaac GARRISON b 1805 Bourbon County, Ky married Hepzidah Hendricks in 1825 moved to Franklin, IN in 1827..Sixteen Children all born in Indiana. Moved with some of children to Topeka (Shawnee County) in 1857. Was firs Treas. of Kansas State Board Agriculture in 1861. Died 1869 and wife in 1868 bur. at Old Richey Cemetery 29th and Boswell in Topeka as are two children Caroline and Hinckley. One of his daughters married a THOMPSON and also a PERRIN. To best of my knowledge the county has no death certificates for 1869 so anyone who can help me with an obituary or similar (funeral directors at the time) would be helpful. Verne Garrison Elkhart, Il

 Glenda Frank MOSER -  - 22 July 1997 DENNIS / STEWART:  Searching for ancestors and descendants of Cassius M. DENNIS (b. July 1846 or 1847 MI - son of Hiram DENNIS & Mary Ann McKINLEY) who m. Letitia STEWART (b. Nov 1863 Scotland, her parents both b. in IRE).  This couple married 16 Nov 1886 in Shawnee Co, KS.  They were in the 1900 US Census in Shawnee Co, KS with children:  Hiram D. DENNIS, b. Aug 1887 IA;  Agnes F. DENNIS, b. Jul 1889 IA;  Marie A. DENNIS, b. May 1891 KA;  Rosilla B. DENNIS, b. Jun 1893 KS;  Myrtle E. DENNIS, Apr 1900 KS.  Please e-mail if any knowledge of this family - THANKS.


Robert R Sneed Sat Jul 5 09:34:14 1997 Clarence Richard Sneed, Everett Sneed


Dinah McDonald Sat Jun 28 13:59:39 1997 Seek info on family of Irvin L. JOHNSON, he died Shawnee Co. 1904. His wife's name was Letitia P. JOHNSON Thanks for any help


Sheri Iamele</a> Sat Jun 28 16:09:33 1997 Edwin W. and Harriet (ROSS) BROWN moved from Butler County, Ohio to Shawnee County, Kansas in 1873. I have not found them in any Kansas census. Children probably included Kent O. BROWN , Thane R. BROWN, Edwin H. BROWN, and Mary Brown SWINGLEY. Kent may have been an allopathic physician in Topeka. Edwin may have been allopathic physician in Illinois.. Searching for information on their location, children and descendants. Compiling family history.


Margaret SchimmelsSun Jun 15 20:06:50 1997 Looking for information on Charles Morton Cole, b. Topeka, KS, Shawnee County, date unknown


James Singer I am keeping an eye open for information on Cassius Singer, my great-grandfather. I am also looking for information on the Rahbergs, particularly Freddie Augustus Rahberg. He would be another great-grandfather, one who came from Germany.


Jan PattersonThu Jun 5 21:19:10 1997 I am looking for any information about the family of John Poyner and Martha Scott. I know very little about my great-grandparents. I am told they had 13 children, of which I have the following information on 7 of them. Jessie James (my grandfather) and Essie Mae Poyner were twins born either Nov 12, or Nov 18, in 1887 in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas. Jessie died in Carbondale, Oklahoma on Nov 24, 1964. He married Lena Galenah Carney on Jan 2, 1910 in Jasper, Newton County, Arkansas. Essie married twice, I know one husband's name was Charles Linville Spencer. She died December 16, 1957. Their sister Martha Poyner died in Arkansas, she married twice first to Roy Woodruff and second ? Stacey. Annie married a gentleman by the name of Mance. There were three brothers George, Frank and Jim. Jim died in Jasper, Newton County, Arkansas. I would appreciate any help that anyone could offer on finding out about my Poyner ancestors. Thank you


Goldie Harp Sun Jun 1 23:31:58 1997 Looking for info on Mary Elizabeth HENDERSON b:18 Nov 1853 in Topeka, Shawnee Co., Ks. Her parents names are William HENDERSON and Mary GRAHAM dates unknown on them. She married George Clark ROGERS around 1884-85. I have children's names, but no other info on them. These are my daughter-in-law's family and would very much like more info. Thank you very much for any and all help.


Claudette Dickey Sun Jun 1 11:29:34 1997 Searching for the Grimes and Marks family in the Topeka area. 1880's to 1910.


Lorretta Mitchell Sun Jun 1 16:49:25 1997 Looking for REEVES,Robert H., married 1st. Elizabeth MCCLELLAN, had two daughters Ivy and Lula. Married 2nd Sadie CARNEY, had children: John, Hattie, Dora, Reita, Josephine, Cornelia. Lived in Topeka from 1890's till death.


Lorretta Mitchell Looking for MARSHALL, Mary. Possibly one time married to a MCCLELLAN. Arrived in Topeka 1860-70's. Had five children, found in census with daughter Addie Williams (1910). She was honored in early 1930's as an early citizen of Topeka. Died in Topeka 1933.


Kate Poole Sat May 24 09:50:38 1997 I am seeking information about David Frazier, b. April 18,1814 in Topeka Kansas, Shawnee county. d.February 16, 1894. He was married to Elizabeth (maiden name ?) b. August 11, 1821 d. March 08, 1895. I am trying to find out, specifically, about their marriage and/or their parents. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Denning,Puhl, Domme

Thomas L. Denning Mon May 26 10:00:34 1997 Looking for information on the Denning,Puhl, Domme family.They lived in Topeka Kansas until the 20's. I do have a cousin that still lives in Topeka.


Jane Soder Seeking information about Cyrus K. HOLLIDAY and Rev. James Templin HOLLIDAY. Both came to Shawnee Co. in about 1855. Cyrus was a co-founder of Topeka and founder of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad. James was a Methodist minister. He is in the 1860 census in Auburn Township, Shawnee Co., where he held a pastorate.


John Meredith Mon May 12 04:17:10 1997 Seeking information on the STAHL family in Shawnee County. Francis Marion (Frank) STAHL came to Kansas from Ohio in about 1857. His father, Michael, followed shortly thereafter. Frank and his family settled in Auburn, and many of the family are buried in the Auburn cemetery. Would appreciate any information on the burial place of Frank's parents (Michael and Susan STAHL)or on any of his children.


Jerry Luke Fri May 9 17:54:13 1997 I am searching for any information on the parents of Mary Letitia CREELMAN born 12 Dec 1847, in Wilkensburg, Allegheny, Pa., and was married to James LUKE, in North Cedar, Jackson, Ks.,, and she died 30 May 1918, in Birmingham, Jackson, Ks. She had a brother George Creelman born in 1846, in Wilkensburn, Allegheny, Pa, and I do have other information on him where he is buried in Topeka Cemetary, Topeka, Shawnee, Ks. Their fathers name was William Creelman, and he was married to a Perthinia (last name unknown), and of course they did reside in Wilkensburg, Allegheny, Pa., but believe they may have came from Nova Scotia., and don't know if they may have migrated to Kansas also.


C. PannullaThu May 8 04:44:37 1997 Searching for an ELLEN LEE TAYLOR ( TAYLOR was her maiden name) or any one that might know of ELLEN and /or her family. Ellen was born ( in Maryland?) between 1917 - 1921. She lived at one time in Cumberland and Handcock, Maryland, as well as Topeka , Kansas. Some of Ellen's friends in the Md.,- W.Va. area were the HILL; girls. Ellen had a child, believed to be a daughter, between 1938 - 1941. Any one with ANY INFO. on ELLEN or her family would Greatly Be Appreciated!!! Please contact me ASAP. Thank you, C. Pannulla


Loretta Hilbert Tue May 6 18:47:32 1997 Researching Samuel COX b 1812 VA m Elizabeth BRIDENBAUGH b 1818 PA married 2nd Amanda GOODWELL lived in Topeka, Shawnee, KS in 1860. Wonder if he was an abolitionist. There children were John, Michael Thomas (married Hannah Amanda VAN HOUTEN), George, Squire, Sophia (m Abraham VANHOUTEN) Sara Jane, Susan (m Peter HEIL), Nancy, Isaiah William, Alonzo, and Barbara Ellen (m James SHELDON.) Sophia & Abraham lived in Neosha, KS


JULIE BATH Fri May 2 10:51:52 1997 1928-1930 Searching for two brothers who were either abandoned and/or orphaned in the southeastern area of Kansas year of 1928-1930. Edward Otis &;Buddy; ALLIS, (dob 11/25) was may given to a man by the name of FRED PERRYor was maybe left in the town of Perry, Jefferson County, Kansas. The second boy was Lawrence Robert ALLIS, (dob 2/1929) was left with a woman along the side of the road when the parents car broke down. They never came back for him, and may of ended up with a welfare worker by the name of BALES. Neither boy would probably remember there last name. The oldest boy may have been given away in exchange for a bad debt. He may also remember a sister by the name of BERTHA & BABE ALLIS or a younger brother.The parents lived in several areas of Kansas during this time period. They were Lawrence and Baldwin, Douglas county, Atichinson, Atichinson County, Ottawa, Franklin County and Topeka, Shawnee county. The fathers name was Lawrence ALLIS. The mothers name was Hazel (HYATT)ALLIS-PENNINGTON.She may have been with a man by the name if Ode Pennington when she still had the two little boys. If this sounds fimiliar to any one please contact me or if any one can tell me what orphanges may had existed in these areas during that time period.


Malcolm G Fergusson James Sutherland born 1864 Oyne Aberdeenshire Scotland went to USA with his brother Allan and sister Margaret 1889. settled in Topeka Kansas. moved to Lewis Kansas in spring 1903 married Sarah Corl December 24th 1891 three children Edith Allan and Esther Edith married Harry Fulkerson of Hoisington Kansas Allan married ? lived in Great Bend Kansas then in Wichita. Esther died young.Sarah died 1904. Family looked after by sister Annie Minerva Corl. (born September 10th 1866 Fremont Ohio) Annie married James Sutherland August 11th 1908 James was a Member of Odd Fellows Lodge and others. Both were members of The Christian Church. Carpenter to trade and a skilled one it seems by his obit. Died June 6th 1928 in Lewis. I believe Allan had a son Wayne (lived in Lewis) who has two children. They will be around forty to fifty years old now. (don't know their names except Sutherland obviously) Annie died May 27th 1954 in Hutchinson aged 87 Annie had a sister Estella Murphy of Burgoon Ohio James was well known as his death notice is headed "Prominent and Respected Citizen of Lewis for Over 20 Years Succombed to Long Illness"There must be some Fulkersons and Sutherlands still around Kansas I hope. Family tree in Scotland back to 1750 traced. James also had brothers Alexander, George, John, Henry and William and sisters Helen and Jeanie. Alexander, William and Jeanie can be accounted for. Where others went is still under research.any info appreciated.


Thomas L. Denning Tue Apr 29 16:00:03 1997 I am trying to find information on my grandparents, Raymundus Puhl born in 1891 at Sewald Russia and Rosa Domme born in 1893 at Pfeifer Russa. I donot know when they arrived in Kansas they were marred in 1913 at Topeka


Joan Douglas Tue Apr 29 19:19:56 1997 Researching families of MATTHEWS, THOMPSON, SMITH who lived in and around Topeka, Shawnee Co. Elijah Truitt MATTHEWS with his wife and family came to Topeka from AL in 1869. His son Caswell S. MATTHEWS married Jennie Effie SMITH. Jennie's parents were Joseph SMITH and Mary THOMPSON. They were from Guernsey Co., Ohio before coming to Kansas. Would like to share and compare information with anyone searching these same family lines.


Carole Spencer Tue Apr 29 19:58:33 1997 MAUNEY/SNYDER Searching for info on John C. MAUNEY b. 1860 KY d. 1948 bur. Auburn Cemetery, Auburn, Shawnee Co., KS. He was the nephew of Eli SNYDER of Auburn. His parents were Adolphus MAUNEY and Rosanna Elizabeth _____ probably SNYDER but no proof. Any info appreciated.


Janis Foley Wed Apr 30 09:16:00 1997 I am looking for information on my ggrandmother LENA PETEROVSKI b. 1875, I think in Poland. Her parents were VALENTINE PETEROVSKI, who died in Topeka , Kansas on June 29, 1927 and CATHERINE LEVANDOVSKI, who died on September 22, 1936 in Topeka , Kansas. After the family came to Shawnee Co. they changed the name PETEROVSKI to PETERSEN. LENA may have had two brothers, CHARLES PETEROVSKI and ALEX PETEROVSKI. VALENTINE and CATHERINE were buried in Topeka at St.Joseph's?.


Anne Chesney I have been looking for my grandfather 's family line, my grandfather: Ralph James Chesney was born on Nov.22,1885 in Topeka,KS, he had a brother named George( don't know any more about him), their father was Oliver M Chesney(don't know where or when he was born) He married a Mary Ann(she was from Springfield,Ill. Can you help me at all?




DARLEEN SLATER Thu Apr 24 15:32:10 1997 Shawnee County, Topeka, Kansas 1920 Surnames:Schoenfeldt and Gerling farmed and worked for the railroad .


Lael Nesmith Snyder Sun Apr 20 08:11:03 1997 Seeking information on the following: NESMITH, JONATHAN who moved to Labette County, Kansas in 1882. I assume his wife Paulina (Judd) Nesmith accompanied him. Jonathan was born in Maine in 1807, moved to Athens County, Ohio in 1820, Jefferson County, IL in 1873, then to Labette County, KS in 1882, Jonathan's daughter was Martha Crooks Nesmith who married Flavius Julius Fuller in 1860 in Ohio. They came to IL with Jonathan then moved to Kansas briefly and settled in Denver, CO. Their sixth child Flavius Ray Fuller was born Sept 2, 1880 in Topeka Kansas. Their third child Eva Almira Fuller, born June 18, 1868, in Athens County, OH married Granville M. Warwick on Oct 28, 1885 in Topeka, Kansas. I have one child listed for Eva and Granville...Earl C. Warwick, born Oct 30, 1886 in Topeka, Kansas. I would like to share information with any of the above families.


Angie Foster Fri Apr 18 22:54:58 1997 Looking for information on FRANKLIN PIERCE WEIDNER who lived in TOPEKA, KANSAS from March, 1877 to March, 1883. He worked at the A.J. & S.F. Railroad as a Brakeman. Also, does anybody know what A.J. S.F. stands for?


Darlene Almer Thu Apr 17 16:39:45 1997 Looking for anyone with information on family of John Dennis DOBBINS and Minnie WHITAKER. John's parents were Carroll DOBBINS and Amelia PERKINS. John and Minnie were known to be in Topeka, Shawnee Co., KS area at least from 1888 through 1906 or so, then moved to OK. Children were Johnnie DOBBINS, (my grandfather), Nellie, WmVirgil, Blanche, Alda, Wm Carroll, Earl, Fenton.John and Minnie were married in Paola, Miami Co., KS in 1886.


Bonnie Lapierre Tue Apr 15 10:17:45 1997 BENSON, MARY MARGARET--I am looking for information on Mary Margaret's father OLIVER PERRY BENSON. I know Mary Margaret was born in SHAWNEE Co, Topeka, KN in 1896. I assume her father was there at the time. I believe he was actually born in Kentucky but have no leads on where. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, B.J.


Cookie Carlson Sun Apr 13 12:25:28 1997 Looking for information on Ambrose Wade BECK. He married Laura MENIFEE (MENEFEE). They lived in Topeka, KS abt 1890-91. My grandmother, Emma Rebecca BECK was born in Topeka 30 Jun 1891. Ambrose BECK was born in Topeka 6 Feb 1893. Any information would be greatly appreciated. I believe Ambrose Wade BECK owned or ran a newspaper in Topeka.


Lou Miles Sat Apr 12 21:22:49 1997 MILES, Joshua My relative, Joshua Miles, born Chester County, PA ca 1817. 1880 Kansas census for Elm Grove Township, Labette County, Kansas (Call No. 384 Page: 17 Dwelling: 145 Family: 149) shows the following: Joshua Miles age: 63 Died 25 July, 1895 Jane age: 49 Died Jan, 1917/1918 (Second marriage. 1st wife Elizabeth McClintock m. 9/11/1845 in Chester Co. PA) In-laws living with them include: James B. LAWS age: 24 Stepson Born: Indiana Mary L. age: 18 Stepdau Born: Illinois Idora age: 16 Stepdau Born: Illinois Joshua J. age: 10 Stepson Born: Illinois Other Numerous other MILES descendents from Junction City, Geary Co., KA and Ogden, Riley Co., KA. If you have any info or want my MILES line, please contact me. Thanks


Janis Foley Fri Apr 11 09:35:20 1997 I an looking for any information available on my grandfather, Arthur Joseph BROWN , born Feb. 23, 1896 in Shawnee Co. He had a brother Walter BROWN and a sister Beulah BROWN. MY ggrandfather's name was possibly Oscar BROWN who was killed in a construction accident in the early 1900's. His wife was Lena PETROFSKY(changed to PETERSON) who came from Poland originally.


Rikki Bennett Yeager Sun Apr 6 12:32:18 1997 Lawrence Phillip and Bessie West Bennett of Council Grove, Morris County, Kansas. Parents of Oren Elsworth Bennett, born in Council Grove, Morris County Kansas 21-June-1905. Known to have nine or ten brothers and sisters


Barb McIntyre Sun Apr 6 14:36:10 1997 Am looking for any leads on my grandfather Fred G. VonWolff. He married my grandmother, Hazel Stanard cir. 1910 ( and I have reason to believe that his parents may have lived in Topeka, Ks).. They were divorced after the birth of 2 daughters. My grandmother told me that Fred was born 29 Aug 1887 in Topeka. That he had 1 brother and 1 sister. Is anyone researching VonWolff's or Wolff's that could give me a start? I have so little to go on.


Ken W. Seaman Sun Mar 30 19:54:50 1997 Peter and Elizabeth (SMALE) SPANGLER settled in Auburn Twp, Shawnee Co, KS in April 1857. They had five children: Charles N. (b. 1852 in OH) Alice R. (b. abt 1856 in IN) Ida J. (b. abt 1858 in KS) Olive J. (b. abt 1862 in KS; twin) Arland (b. abt 1862 in KS; twin) Peter (b. 1828 in OH) died in Shawnee Co, KS in 1868. His widow, Elizabeth (b. abt 1831 in NY), married a neighbor, John B. COOK on 28 Mar 1869 in Shawnee Co, KS. John B. and Elizabeth COOK had twin sons on 27 Dec 1869, Edgar B. and Edwin. John B. and Elizabeth moved to Cowley Co, KS in the 1890's and later divorced (not documented). Elizabeth died about 1907 and was buried in Auburn Cemetery with Peter. I seek to exchange information on descendants and ancestors of Elizabeth.


Carole Spencer Mon Mar 24 18:25:05 1997 Eli SNYDER b. 1827 VA d. 1886 Auburn, Shawnee Co., KS. He is buried at Auburn Cemetery along with his wife, Anna Rebeeccah b. 1818 d. 1877. Who were his parents?


Genie Cosgriff-Schubert Thu Mar 20 10:03:56 1997 Surnames of :COSGRIFF, Michael, John, Timothy O'Sullivan, Eugene, Mary, Elizabeth, James My gr- grgrandfather Eugene fought in civil war as sergeant for Ks. Wife Mary ran the St.Louis Hotel Sw4th St Topeka. Had several children attended church of the AssumptionSw8thAve Grgrandfather Michael worked as an iron moulder on Topeka Capital building Rotunda. Met and married my grgrandmother Elizabeth in Feb.1880. Any info found onthem any or all of them, would be great! Genie Cosgriff Schubert


Ann Horne Sat Mar 15 15:51:54 1997 WOMACK, James, b. b. 1850 Auburn, Shawnee, KS. Living in 1880. Seek descendants and ancestors.


Kent Pilcher Wed Mar 12 14:01:30 1997 Looking for descendants of Delphia PILCHER. Born 25 Apr 1900 in Kansas. Died Apr 1978 in Kansas. Was married to Francis (Frank) Lafayette Pilcher ca 1920 (?). Frank and Delphia had at least one daughter. Delphia was living in Topeka, Shawnee Co. Ks in early 1960's until at least 1973.


Ronald McIntire Sat Mar 8 17:37:22 1997 Seek any and all information on Timothy McIntire b.1819, Wilton, NH, d. 1910, Arkansas City, KS. (Cowley County) He came to Kansas via the Emigrant Aid Company of Mass, in Nov. 1854. Was part of the original Topeka (Breckenridge, Shawnee County) town association. Moved to Emporia (Lyon County) in 1858 then to Arkansas City in 1872. Was Editor of his youngest son's (Albert Timothy) news paper, the Arkansas Valley Democrat, from 1881 to 1897, was police judge, served one term in the Kansas House of Representatives in 1872, was doorman at the Kansas Constitutional Convention in 1858? Married Catherine Jane Hill of Claremont, NH in 1841, had 3 sons George Henry, Charles Martin, Albert Timothy, and one daughter Betsy Jane. Died at Topeka State Hospital Nov 10, 1910.


Ronald McIntire Sat Mar 8 17:55:48 1997 Seek any and all information on GEORGE HENRY MCINTIRE b. 1844, Wilton, NH, d. 1921, Arkansas City, KS. (Cowley County) He came to Kansas with his parents, Timothy and Catherine Jane McIntire via the Emigrant Aid Company of Mass, in Nov. 1854, and settled in what is now Topeka, KS. (Brekenridge, Shawnee County). He moved with is parents to Emporia (Lyon County) in 1858 where he lived on a farm south and east of Emporia. He ran the farm with his father and bought land in the area before 1872. In 1872, he moved to Arkansas City with his family and in 1884 became Cowley County Sherrif in Winfield KS (Cowley County). Through the years, he served as policeman, police judge, and Justice of the Peace in Arkansas City. He Married Mary Rozella Champlin in Emporia, KS about 1856. He had one son, George Albert McIntire, and several sisters. He died in Arkansas City in 1921. He had two brothers, Albert Timothy and Charles Martin McIntire, and one sister Betsy Jane Osgood.


Ronald McIntireSat Mar 8 18:10:45 1997 Seek any and all information on CHARLES MARTIN MCINTIRE b. 1852, Dixfield, ME, d.19??, Arkansas City, KS. (Cowley County) He came to Kansas with his parents, Timothy and Catherine Jane McIntire via the Emigrant Aid Company of Mass, in Nov. 1854, and settled in what is now Topeka, KS. (Brekenridge, Shawnee County). He moved with is parents to Emporia (Lyon County) in 1858 where he lived on a farm south and east of Emporia. In 1872, he moved to Arkansas City where he grew up. He worked for the Arkansas City Traveler (newspaper) and started a number of ventures in the newspaper trade. In 1879 he purchased the Arkansas Valley Democrat an 8 page weekly newspaper in Arkansas City, and in 1881 hired his father, Timothy, to be the editor. He sold the news paper in 1897. Over the years, he either established or tried to establish newspapers in Ark City (Cowley county), Cedar Vale, KS (Chitaqua County) and in various places in Cowley County. He later worked for the city of Arkansas City and started a number of other business ventures. He and some business partners floated a boat down the Arkansas River with an eye toward establishing comercial trade on the river. He married Laura May Gregg in Arkansas, KS He died in Arkansas City in 192?. He had two brothers, Albert Timothy and George Henry McIntire, the local constabulary at the time, and one sister Betsy Jane Osgood.


Karyl Hartsog Fri Mar 7 14:12:20 1997</strong><br> I am searching for more information on the family of John R. JOHNSON that died in Topeka, Shawnee ,KS in 1901. A son Timothy R. JOHNSON also lived near him and married Mary H. DILLY. Timothy died 7 Jan 1930 and was buried in Silver lake Cem. Mary died 12 Jan 1912 and was buried in Silver Lake Cem. A daughter of Mary and Timothy R. named Celestia A. JOHNSON HANSFORD also died in Topeka and is buried in Prairie Home Cem.


Wanda L. Cart Fri Mar 7 19:13:01 1997 I wish to locate the cemetery in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas where a pauper would be buried. My grandfather, Francis Marion Wright was buried there in the early 1940's. Anyone with any information, please e-mail it to me. Thanks.


Dinah Mcdonald Fri Feb 28 19:14:34 1997 Seek info on family of John C. McDonald,he died Shawnee Co. 1918. His wife Mamie B.(Johnson)McDonald died Shawnee Co. 1917

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Kristy Miller Tue Feb 11 13:20:07 1997 I am looking for information on Hurley R. Hogue of Kansas. He was Bon March 31, 1885 county unknown. He married Delvora(Della) Holmes of Labette County, KS between 1900and1919. They moved to Portland, OR around 1919. Della Holmes was the daughter of Charles and Susie Holmes of Labette County. Della was born in 1889 . If anyone has any information on a Hogue/Hoge/Hogg/Hoag family in Kansas, please notify me.


LaVerne Hanson Fri Feb 7 14:34:11 1997 Looking for information on Alfred l. Winans moved to Shawnee Co, Auburn Kansas in 1857 from Pennsylvania died in Topeka Kansas in 1872 at the age of 69. Any info on wife, (name) children and family pictures also Ephiraim H. Winans, Edgar W. Winans Maggie Wright, kin Pat Wright and Bell Wright. Thank you,


Donna Merrill Mon Feb 3 11:37:09 1997 Date: 3 Feb 1997 Subject: THOMPSON/BRISTO Robert Blashell THOMPSON b. 31 Jan 1847 in Iowa son of William McMillan and Sarah (Bell) THOMPSON. Married 12 Mar 1868 in Leavenworth Co., KS to Martha Ora BRISTO. Thier children were: Henry, Charlotte (Lottie) md. ? BLEAKLY, Beacher, and Kate. Robert B. THOMPSON died 1888 in Leavenworth Co., KS and is buried in High Prairie Cemetery. His wife Ora migrated to Topeka, KS by 1900. Would like to share information.


Donna MErrill Mon Feb 3 11:43:35 1997 Date: 3 Feb 1997 Subject: THOMPSON/BRISTO Robert Blashell THOMPSON b. 31 Jan 1847 in Iowa son of William McMillan and Sarh (Bell) THOMPSON. Married 12 Mar 1868 in Leavenworth Co., KS to Martha Ora BRISTO. Thier children were: Henry, Charlotte ;Lottie; md. ? BLEAKLY, Baecher, and Kate. Robert BLashell THOMPSON died 1888 and is buried in High Prairie Cemetery in Leavenworth Co., KS. His wife Ora moved to Topeka, Shawnee Co., KS by the 1900 Census year. Would like to share information on this family.


Rick Crow Sat Feb 1 18:23:14 1997 Seek info on family of John C. McDonald,he died Shawnee Co. 1918. His wife Mamie B.(Johnson)McDonald died Shawnee Co. 1917


Aaron Jones Sat Feb 1 16:39:20 1997List of Surnames: John Wesley Jones born, unknown Son of John, Victor Earl Jones, born Apr 1881, Langdon, Reno Co., Kansas Son of Victor, Robert Leroy Jones born Jul 1926, Wichita, Sedgwick Co., Kansas


Joyce Wilson Mon Jan 27 16:54:50 1997 Looking for information on Henry Baldwin Died in Miami Co. 1907 wife Margaret ( Widener) Baldwin Died in miami Co. 1911. Laura Baldwin

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