Shawnee County Kansas Queries


Queries Feb. 16 - Dec. 1999

Abrams, Anderson, Bailey, Baird, Baxter, Beam, Beard, Beougher, BIRKHOLZ, Boyer (2), Brandenburg, Bratton, Bronson, BUELL, Butler, Buttermore (2), Caton, Challis, Chase, CHILES, CHUBB, Clark, Coates, Collier (2) (3), Cooper, Cox, Crites, Curtis, Curtiss, DAUM, Davis (2), Day, (2), (3), Denton, DEWEESE, DIEHL, DOBBINS, Domme, Duncan, DUVALL, Easdale, Eastman, EASTMAN, ENDERS, FOX, Fraser, Frasher, GARRETT, Gatlin, GIBBONS, Graybill, Grote, HAID, Hall, Halterman, Harness, HASTINGS, Haynes (2), HAY OR HAYS, Hepler, HEWITT, High School Yearbooks?, HORTON, HUPP, Hutton, HYATT, Jackson, (2), JAMES, Johnson, (2), Johnston, JONES, JOSLIN, Kane, Keil, Kent, Kiehl, King (2), KLINE, Lakey, List of the Cemeteries, Littlebridge (2), LONGSHORE, Lundsford, Maddox (2), Mainey, Martin, McBrayer, McCadden, McGary, MEACHAM, Miller (2) (3), Millieken, Montgomery (2), Morgan, Morris, MORRISON, Murphy (2) (3), Neal, NEESE, NELSON, nixon, Noble, NYSTROM, OHSE, OLDHAM, PADGETT, PEARSON, Peck, Pike, Pinneo, Pittenger, Place, Poole, PORTER, Puhl, RICHARDSON, Rino (2), Roberts, Ross, Ruppel, SALLEY, Sanborn (2) (3), SANDS, SEELAND, SHANNON, Shaw (2), SHOOTES, Siron, Sloan, Smith (2) (3) (4), St. Mary's KS, Stancliffe, Startup, Stauffer, Stewart, (2), Stinson, Stroud, TEVIS, TOMLINS, Tracy, TRUE, Turner, VonPertz, vonwolff, Wall, wallace, WATSON, WEAVER, WEEKS, Whitney, Willard, Wilson, WOLF, Yocum

From: Posted by ?????
Date: Sunday, January 02, 2000 05:44 PM


Topic: Startup family
From: Sandra Necco nee Startup
Date: Thursday, December 30, 1999 07:55 PM

I am researching the Startup family who settled first in Chanute, Ks and then moved to Shawnee County, Ks. I am looking for descedents of William Henry Startup, Albert Wilson Startup, John Crittenden Startup, Charles L Startup, Franklin Alexander Startup, and their sisters, Mary Jane Startup Swearingen,and Ellen Startup Donavan. Please contact me if you have info on any descendents of this family.
They were in the Rossville area from about 1866 on. I am related through John C. Startup. The parents of the above siblings were Charles L. Startup and Elizabeth Murphy Startup. Thank You, Sandra Necco nee Startup

Topic: VonPertz
From: Harold Gosnell
Date: Wednesday, December 29, 1999 07:05 PM

I'm looking for information on Carl VonPertz,
who died Jan 1969 in Topeka, Shawnee Co. ,Ks.

Please E-Mail information:

Harold Gosnell

Topic: Ernest Delbert Day
Date: Sunday, December 26, 1999 02:43 PM

Death certificate of Ernest Day states he committed suicide due to poor health, painful stomach condition. He was living at 1216 Riley Street, Topeka, Kansas at the time. Occupation was listed as laborer and had lived in that city for 40 years. Body was found by a Samuel Day of that same address. Maybe a son? He and Frances were divorced. He is buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery.

I am searching for a "living Day". Ernest was a 1st Cousin, Twice removed, (don't you love that twice removed stuff) of my husband. In other words, his grandfather was my husbands 2nd gr. grandfather.

Please just e-mail me directly at

Topic: Does anyone know any Brandenburg's?
From: Posted by ?????
Date: Tuesday, December 21, 1999 09:45 PM

Hi, I am looking for the decendents of

Born: 30 Sep 1909
Died: Feb 1968 Topeka, Shawnee, KS

Catharine Montgomery was married to William J. Brandenburg,
Bet. 1920 - 1930 in Topeka.

She was the daughter of * Paul Milner Montgomery and Ada Jarboe, and lived
all of her life in Topeka. She had one brother, Paul Jarboe Montgomery, who
at one time went to Plainfield, New Jersey.

Topic: HASTINGS,Clarence,Betty Ann,and kids
From: Posted by ?????
Date: Sunday, December 19, 1999 02:45 PM

I am looking for any information that can be found on the Hastings family. Clarence, his wife Betty Ann and their multiple chidren, the youngest of which was William Roy born in 1900. Betty Ann died about 1904 and Clarence, a Blacksmith by trade, followed her in death a few years later. William Roy was raised by an older sister name unk. This all happend in or around Topeka,Shawnee County,Kansas. Any help is greatly appreciated. Would also like to correspond with any descendants. :)

From: Myra Chiles
Date: Thursday, December 16, 1999 09:22 PM

Looking for information George Albert Chiles b. May 9, 1890 d. Jan 9, 1973. He died in a hospital in Berryton, KS. Info on George or the name of the hospital will be greatly appreciated.

Myra Chiles

Topic: Pittenger Family of Kansas
From: Lyle King
Date: Wednesday, December 15, 1999 07:23 PM

We would like to contact descendants of Charles Louis Pittenger b. 8/7/1876 in Auburn Twp. Clark Co. IL m. Ina N. Sigler They had 7 children, Ray b. 4/26/1899 in IL d. 11/1974 in Topeka, Shawnee Co. KS; Leonard b. 11/12/1900 in IL d. 8/25/1901 in IL; Opal b. 6/10/1902 in IL; Eugene L. (Lonnie) b. 5/4/1906 in IL d. 6/24/1991 m. Pat he was Col in US Army; Ada b. 5/16/1908 in IL; Charles b. 8/13/1911 d. 5/1/1990 in Holton, Jackson Co. KS; Helen b. 10/2/1915: Charles Louis had 2 brothers, my grandfather William Harvey Pittenger b. 11/3/1873 & Clarence Edward Pittenger . There was a half sister Mary A. (Mollie) Pittenger b. 5/1885 who was living with Charles & Ina in IL in 1900 Census I am Lyle H. King 1070 Creek Road, Carlisle, PA 17013 717-249-4557. My cohort is Nancy Pittenger married to Larry grandson of Clarence Edward. She may be reached at 55 Purdue St. Pueblo, Co 81005-1631 719-561-0438 The two of us have extensive info on Charles Louis ancesters & siblings descendants.

Topic: Boyer Family of Topeka
From: C R Lane
Date: Wednesday, December 15, 1999 01:26 PM


We are seeking information on our grandfather: Saunders R Boyer, born approx
1845, in Topeka Ks.Died 9 Feb 1944, was buried at Mt. Hope cemetery, Topeka,
Ks. Married Nettie Belle Reed, 1892. Nettie Belle Reed was born 5 Sep 1870,
Oskaloosa Iowa. They had seven living children all born in and around Topeka
and Dover Ks.Any and all information will be gratefully appreciated.
C R Lane, 1706 Sharon Lane, Merritt Island, FL. 32952. E-mail address is

Topic: Lakey & Neal
From: Posted by ?????
Date: Wednesday, December 08, 1999 09:05 PM

Searching for information on Jessie Neal Keedy. She was daughter of John Neal & Ruth Ellen Lakey. In 1937 Jessie was working at Peerless Steam Laundry in Wichita. Any info
greatly appreciated.

Topic: Beard family
From: Barbara Frisby
Date: Tuesday, November 30, 1999 03:47 PM

I would like info on the Beard family from Shawnee County and northeast Kansas. Several families of Beards came to Kansas about 1860 from Mercer Co, Illinois and Indiana and settled in Franklin County, Ks. My grandparents moved to Douglas county then on to Topeka. If you know of any Beards or connecting families I would love to hear from you...Beard names are Cyrus, Omer, John, William, Adda,....Connecting names are Poland, Green and Sowers....Thanks Barbara

Barbara Frisby
2353 Deer Rd
Abilene, Kansas 67410

From: JD Howard
Date: Wednesday, November 24, 1999 08:01 AM

Searching for any information on Will H. EASTMAN and his wife, May FLORY EASTMAN. In 1911 he was the Secretary of the Shawnee Building and Loan Association. He died about 22 July 1929.
May died about 16 Oct 1942.
I believe they were both buried in Emporia.
I would particularly like to know if there were any children.
JD Howard
Roswell, NM

Topic: Saunders R Boyer Family
From: Posted by ?????
Date: Tuesday, November 16, 1999 02:27 PM

Searching for information on Saunders R Boyer, born about 1845 in/around Topeka. Said to have served in an Ohio regiment in the Civil War. Married to Nettie Belle Reed who was born 1870 in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

From: Helen Roach
Date: Sunday, November 14, 1999 03:56 PM

Looking for information of my great aunt Maude Duvall FOX.Moved to Topeka,Kans. after her marriage to Harry Fox at Sharon Springs Kans in 1905. Maude was a school teacher for many years and active with church and historical society affairs, Would appreciate any input on her family roots. helen roach

Topic: Cemetery Lookup- Lydia Johnston
From: Mildred Boroff
Date: Sunday, November 14, 1999 06:46 AM

Looking for the burial place of Lydia Ann ( Sedgewick ) Johnston born 7-29-1841 in Tn. died 5-27-1907 Topeka, Shawnee County, Ks. Lydia Ann was a widow of James Johnston born 10-28-1838 Dallas County, Mo., died 10-1881 Webster County, Mo., They were married 6-14-1860 in Webster County, Mo. Thanks in advance . Mildred Boroff

Topic: Whitney, Baird, Chase, Pinneo
Date: Saturday, November 13, 1999 09:26 PM

I am seeking information on the Allen Hiram Whitney family which moved to Narka, Shawnee County between 1880 ? - 1900.
Allen b. 17 June 1853, Oswego County NY, m. #1 Frances Henrietta Baird while in Iowa. She was b. 27 April 1858 in Des Moines Iowa. their children
Luella Jane,b 1875
Lizzie Belle (Pinneo) b 1876
William Russell, b. 1878
Rhoda Marion, b. 1880
Thomas Fred, b. 1881
Burton Sibley, b. 1883
Allen Homer, b. 1885
Frances Em, b. 1887
Chester Cornelius, b. 1889
I am seeking specific information on
Lizzie Belle, who married Carl Pinneo, both were b. Clay Township, Shelby Co., Iowa.
Both d in Calif.
Also, Allen married a second time to a
Harriet Chase.
Thank you for any help you may have, my e-mail is,

From: Posted by ?????
Date: Saturday, November 13, 1999 02:06 PM

MURPHY family. I have and OBIT of Samuel MURPHY Died
age 79 from DAILY CAPITAL. No Date of Birth or Death.
There are 2 Samuel MURPHIES, 1 lived to 79, I have the
Obituary, 2 lived to 106 may have been named Samuel
Ullesys MURPHY

The Obit States 3 daughters Effie Mae MURPHY
2 Sisters Annie SHANNON,(Iowa), Ellen
JONES(Topeka),and brother Harve MURPHY.
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I am looking for family of Samuel MURPHY, married to Ellen
MORGAN 8 Sept 1871 Jefferson, Kansas
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I have a Murphy family bible. My Grandmother was Effie
May Murphy,b: 6 July 1872
> Collier,Seeland.

The Bible is of Abram R. Murphyb: 24 Mar 1820 d: 11 Nov
1896 and Elizabeth Morrison b: 20 June 1823 d: 1889.
Married 20 Sept 1846
> Samuel B 16 nov 1848(Possibly Him from Ind)
> James M 29 June 1850 Indiana-Mo-Ks
> Abram W 6 May 1852 Indiana-Mo-Ks
> Marie 21 July 1854
> George F 7 June 1856 Indiana-Mo-Ks
> Margarette A 29 Spet 1858 Ind-Mo-Ks
> Kansas C 2 Nov 1860 Ind-Mo-Ks
> Perry F 16 Sept 1863
> Charles P 23 Apr 1865
> Harve C 23 Apr 1865
> Ida M 16 Aug 1868
also in this bible are the names of
Effi Mae, 6 July 1872 born Joplin,Mo-Ks
George William, 16 Mar 1873
Edward 1874 Joplin-Ks
A.R.B., 21 Feb 1875
Dorie 11 Aug 1878
James Monroe. 5 June 1880
Rev Rolan Murphy 17 Apr 1888
Bessie 8 Feb 1854

> I am also looking for Murphy family Either Abraham or
Abram family that lived
> in Indiana then may have moved to Kansas from
Indiana, and Missouri. I have the family bible of the Abram
R Murphy.
> I also am related to Samuel Ullesys Murphy Va>IN>Ks
that lived to 106.

> I have Family in Kansas and have visited many time
since I was a child but have never met the MURPHY side
of the COLLIERS. I
> have pictures of some .
> Any info is appreciated.

Topic: SALLEY - Silver Lake
From: Posted by ?????
Date: Saturday, November 13, 1999 01:52 PM

Looking for information on my great grandparents, David and Annie (Hickock) Salley. The were living on Railroad Avenue in Silver Lake when they were recorded in the 1900 census. Any birth, marriage, death, property transfer, or arrest record information would be appreciated.

Topic: John W. Anderson or Walter Anderson
From: Posted by ?????
Date: Thursday, November 11, 1999 03:48 PM

My wife, Jane Anderson is searching for information on her grandfather, John Walter Anderson or Walter Anderson who died in Topeka, KS in 1913 or 1914. At that time his son, John W. Anderson was 10 years old, and was sent back to Kentucky to live with relatives.

Topic: WOLF
From: Posted by ?????
Date: Sunday, November 07, 1999 09:54 AM

I am continuing my attempt, since 1980, to find my great grandfather, Franz (Frank) Wolf. All I know about him was that he left his wife (Eva) and family (5 children) in the Clearwater, Kansas area in 1871, to go to work in Topeka for the railroad. During 1871 he was struck by lightning while working on a grader and was killed. That is basically all I know.
I have checked with all the counties between Wichita and Topeka that the railroad went through but have not had any success in finding him. Have been in touch with the Historical Society in Topeka regarding the Santa Fe railroad and the construction of tracks to Wichita, again without success.
Does anyone know how many cemeteries were active within the Topeka area in 1871? Were there any active newspapers that covered railroad news in 1971. Any assistance and/or direction would be appreciated in finding Franz (Frank Wolf) that was born in Johlingen Germany in 1838 and was to have died in 1871. I have all of his descendants, and his wife second marriage and her descendants but I can't find Frank.

From: Jean
Date: Thursday, November 04, 1999 02:41 PM

Looking for info on Rev. A. L. Nystrom who was a minister from Sweden in the Topeka area in the 1890's-. We think he may be my grandmother's father. Louisa came to US in 1890 and married my grandfather Erik August Johnson in 1893 in Osage City, KS. Any help would greatly be appreciated. Jean

Topic: Asbe Montgomery/Easdale family/wallace
From: Posted by ?????
Date: Thursday, November 04, 1999 09:22 AM

I am looking for any information about Asbe Montgomery who lived in Rossville from the 1870s to his death on Mar 21, 1907. He was originally from West Virginia. He was married to Angeline McIntyre (maiden name)who died in 1888. She was a widower when she married Asbe under the name Easdale. Asbe married Mary Wallace in 1888. Asbe died at the home of his son-in-law Scott Easdale. Primarily searching for info on Asbe's service in the Civil War in the 9th WVA Infantry and Blazer's Scouts. Looking for letters, diaries, photos of Asbe.

Topic: Noble
From: Posted by ?????
Date: Wednesday, November 03, 1999 05:40 PM

I'm looking for information on my Great Great Grandfather Peter S. Noble. Mr. Noble was the 12th adjutant general of kansas after the war. He was a member of Lincoln post #1 of the G.A.R. Please any help would be greatly appreciated.

Topic: Caton, Curtiss & Morris family in Topeka, KS
From: Posted by ?????
Date: Thursday, October 28, 1999 08:23 AM

Looking for descendents of William Morris and Grace Edna Caton b. 1889 of Crete, Nebraska.

Their children: Valma Grace Morris and
Edward Morris. Apparently, both are twins.
They were born in 1909(?). Edward Morris died in Topeka, KS in 1927.

Valma Grace Morris married to Mr Curtiss
Their daughter: Carol Elaine Curtiss (now age 45 to 50 years old. Valma worked for the newspaper printer called "Star" in Kansas City, Missouri during 1940s and 1950s

From: Posted by ?????
Date: Friday, October 22, 1999 11:54 AM

I have a lot of info on MILLER/Enders but needWilliam Casper Haynes, Sarah Sally SIRES,AND any
thing on the John Wesley HAID,ALBERT HAID

Topic: List of the Cemeteries in Topeka
From: Posted by ?????
Date: Wednesday, October 20, 1999 07:54 PM

I am looking for the list of the Topeka, Kansas Cemeteries, also the county can anyone share this information.?

Topic: Ross
From: Rose
Date: Monday, November 01, 1999 08:37 PM

I am lolking for the Mental Hospital Records of Jacob Ross Jr. He was send by the court to the Hospital July 1880. His wife was Eliza(Elizabeth Ann Barnes)Ross. He had one Son George Ross and step son Chauncy Monroe Messenger. I am looking for Hosptial records to know some fact about the family and Mrs. Eliza Ross.
Thank you for your time,

From: Nancy Johnson
Date: Sunday, June 18, 2000 05:26 PM

When we were searching for my great grandmother's records she had been transferred to the hospital at Oswatamie, Kansas where she died. They could not tell us where she was buried as they had dug up the graves and moved them to build a new building.

Topic: Insanity Hearing of Jacob Ross
From: Posted by ?????
Date: Wednesday, October 20, 1999 07:46 PM

I am looking for information on a Mr. Jaocob Ross Jr. the was Insane, in his later years. I am looking for information on Mr. Jacob Ross that was sent to the mental Hospital on August 18, 1880. His wife was my Great Great Grandmother named Eliza(Elizabeth Ann Barnes)(1Messenger) Ross. The family live in the Republic Co.,Scandia, Norway, Kansas. I am looking for facts on Eliza. She died in 1884 that is when the Probate was file on her death.

Topic: William McCadden
From: Posted by ?????
Date: Thursday, October 14, 1999 07:19 AM

I am searching for info on William McCadden of St. Mary's, KS. He married Martha T. (Spencer) Brooks there on Dec. 17, 1869. He was born in Ireland and also lived in NM and MN. Any help greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Topic: Lelah Margaret Smith
From: Loyd Reedy,
Date: Tuesday, October 12, 1999 10:02 PM

Looking for any information about a Lelah Margaret Smith. Born about 1896 in Topeka, Shawnee County Kansas. Thank You. :Loyd Reedy,

Date: Friday, October 08, 1999 08:15 AM

I am looking for any information about my relatives listed in the 1909 Topeka
Plaindealer article below :

Mr. Charles Shootes (from Wichita)
Mrs. William Jackson (first name possibly Mollie)
Claudelia Jackson (graduated from Western University 1910)


The Topeka Plaindealer Newspaper Friday Morning, July 30, 1909 Page 1A
Popular and Wealthy Fireman! Mr. CHARLES SHOOTES, member of the Wichita fire department was the guest of his sister, Mrs. WILLIAM JACKSON, 1731 Van Buren street one day last week. He is a member of Engine House, No. 5, one of the best fire companies in the west, and are always first at the scene of a fire.
The company is made up of solid, intelligent men who know theit duty. Mr. SHOOTES
was born in Nashville, Tenn., and has resided in Wichita for a quarter of a
century, and for many years was a leader in politics, but his present position
forbids his playing the game. He stands high with the people of Wichita, and is
true as steel bo any trust that may be placed in him. He owns considerable
valuable property both real and personal, and several good houses bring him a
comfortable income. He loves his relatives and does much for them. While here
he made his sister a present of $180 and the children $25. He will present
his niece, Miss CLAUDELIA JACKSON with a thousand dollar home and lot when she
graduates next year from Western University. He is a widower whose heart cupid's
arrow has failed to pierce, but we look to hear of his surrender at most any

Topic: St. Mary's KS
From: Mary K. Murphy
Date: Saturday, October 02, 1999 06:45 AM

Does Shawnee County include St. Mary's?

Driving out to Ft. Riley, I saw a sign to St. Mary's but can't tell if it would be in Shawnee County or not.

From: Posted by ?????
Date: Saturday, October 02, 1999 12:08 PM

I am looking for any Murphy's in St Mary's. I heard that it was changed to a reservoir.

Effie May Murphy born 6 Jul 1872
Abram Murphy 1846
I have a murphy bible with many names i dont know about. do you have any info

From: Teresa Lindquist
Date: Monday, October 04, 1999 05:44 AM

There used to be a mission called St. Mary's in Mission township a long time ago [1870's] and its possible that an area of Shawnee county is still known by that name. It doesn't show on my map though.

There is a town and a township of St. Marys in Pottawatomie county and a town of St. Marys in Sedgwick county. According to the USGS, the one in Pottawatomie county is a little to the north and west of Topeka. That's probably the place you saw the sign for.


Topic: Ruppel Family
From: Posted by ?????
Date: Wednesday, September 29, 1999 06:25 PM

Needing information on Henry Ruppel family who lived in Topeka in 1910 to ?. Wife Lena (Klein from Barton County) and known daughters were Lottie and Emma.

Topic: Jess Crites
From: Posted by ?????
Date: Monday, September 27, 1999 09:26 PM

Am searching for Jess Crites, known to have lived in Topeka in Feb. 1918. He is the brother of my great-great grandfather, James Edward Crites, who died in Hennessey, Ok. 1918. They had another brother Lee Crites who lived in Osage City, Ks. A sister lived in Texas, according to James's obit. Sound familiar to anyone?

Topic: Charles Brent Curtis
From: Dick Hahn
Date: Friday, September 24, 1999 11:33 PM

Vice president under Hoover. Who where his parents?

Dick Hahn

Topic: High School Yearbooks?
From: JD Howard
Date: Thursday, September 23, 1999 07:38 PM

My grandmother, Nelle Ruth Abrams, attended Topeka High School during 1908 probably her Junior year.
Are there yearbooks with photos that far back?
JD Howard Roswell, NM

Topic: Collier,Murphy,Morgan,Stewart,Haynes
Date: Tuesday, September 21, 1999 01:30 PM

Iam trying to find George Robert Collier's father. Died Topeka Ks, buried in Topeka Cemetery. Trying to find William Sherman Morgan info. Alonzo Stewart info. John Wesley Haid. William Casper Haynes father. His civil war letters are in Kansas Historical Museum. And Effie May Murphy. I have Murphy bible from 1800's. any help appreciated
email me at

Topic: Looking for Children of Charles A. Calkins and Mary D. Shaw
From: Posted by ?????
Date: Monday, September 20, 1999 11:44 PM

I'm looking for the descendents of the children of Dr. Charles A. Calkins and his wife Mary D. Shaw who lived in the city of Topeka. Names of the children were Ernest Wells Calkins, Charles R. Calkins, Orville Whitford Calkins, Olive Maria Calkins, Levi Stewart Calkins, Moretta Eliza Calkins, Nellie May Calkins, Morrison Church Calkins and Victor Lansing Calkins. My family is descendent from Victor L Calkins. I know that Orville W Calkins moved and homesteaded in Florida.

Topic: Ira C Rino, son John b 1889 KS
Date: Thursday, September 09, 1999 02:45 PM

Am trying to locate place and date of death of Ira Cook Rino. His son John Edward Rino born in Shawnee co., KS in 1889. Could someone please confirm? Will trade favor in central Ohio. Thank you!

Topic: Domme and Puhl
From: Posted by ?????
Date: Monday, September 06, 1999 01:36 PM

I am looking for any information on two families the Domme's and the Phul's they lived in Topeka until some time in the 20's.

My mother was born there in 1917 my grandfather Raymond Puhl married Rose Domme in 1913.

any information will help Thanks

Topic: Omar Miller
From: Posted by ?????
Date: Sunday, September 05, 1999 07:14 PM

My father, Omar Miller Jr. was born to Hazel May Counterman and Omar Miller on December 4, 1934 in Topeka Kansas. After he was born, Hazel divorced Omar and remarried. My father never knew his father beyond a name on the birth certificate. All we have is my father's birth certificate, if anyone has any genealogical information relating to Omar Miller it would be greatly appreciated. My father has no information about the paternal side of his family and it has been a great mystery in our family.

Topic: Robert Anderson Cooper
From: Sarita Cooper Snipes
Date: Sunday, September 05, 1999 11:21 AM

Looking for information on Robert Anderson Cooper
b. a twin; June 16, 1921 in Topeka, KS (Shawneee co.)
Father: Robert E. Cooper, Mother Henrietta Wright Cooper (died from complications of childbirth)
born into the Topeka Wesleyan Methodist Church
Brother William died falling off of a truck at age 17 (possibly a newspaper article is available)
last know residence in Kansas City, MO
Married Margaret Keller on July 19, 1941

I think Robert might be still alive. I would love to connect with him to talk about all of the pictures that I have of him and my grandfather.
Sarita Cooper Snipes

Topic: sebastian nixon
From: Posted by ?????
Date: Tuesday, August 31, 1999 09:00 PM

Am looking for any information on my great grandfather and family. Have traced him to Topeka from 1870 to 1900. His name was Sebastian Earl Nixon, his wife was margaret and they had 7 children Frank, Josephine, Albert,Lola, Arthur, Effie, and Sebastian.Any information on any of them would be greatly appreciated. I do know that Lola married a John Thomas Atherton in 1905 and Effie married C. N. Atherton in 1906 in Topeka but that is all I have right now.

From: Posted by ?????
Date: Monday, August 30, 1999 05:16 PM

In connection with a thesis on female physicians in U.S. of Norwegian origin, I am hoping that someone might be able to establish the origin of one Marie L. Grote for me. She graduated from the Northwestern University Woman's Medical College of Chicago in 1894, and would at that time be at least 21 years of age. She died in Topeka (which I believe is in Shawnee county?) February 17, 1941.

I would be truly grateful for any information!

Topic: Looking for Kathleen Lundsford
From: Posted by ?????
Date: Monday, August 30, 1999 05:43 AM

Looking for any information on Kathleen Lundsford. Any help would be appreciated.

-Thank You

Topic: Ira C Rino and Martha Susan Johnson
Date: Tuesday, August 24, 1999 12:29 AM

Ira Cook Rino born 1854 Ohio or Nova Scotia traveled west after death of 1st wife. Mar'd Martha Susan Johnson somewhere between 1884 and 1889, possibly Shawnee co.,KS. Their son John Edward Rino born 7 Nov 1889 Silver Lake, Shawnee co., KS. Family story is Ira began a successful trading post, was caught in a blizzard and died as a result. Would sincerely appreciate any info on this family. Would especially appreciate date and place of death for Ira Cook Rino and his marriage date & place to Martha Susan Johnson and any others with name RINO. Thank you very much.

Topic: McGuire
From: Posted by ?????
Date: Monday, August 23, 1999 04:26 PM

Dr. Clarence A. McGuire and his wife Clara Eddy resided in Topeka in early 1900s. Seeking descendants/family members. Dr. and Mrs. McGuire were both natives of Kewanee, Ill. Clarence McGuire was a g-grandson of Barnabus McGuire, Revolutionary War soldier from Westmoreland County, Pa. Grandparents were Pendergast and Sarah McGuire; parents were George and Mary A. McGuire.

Topic: JOHNSON family info
From: Posted by ?????
Date: Monday, August 16, 1999 07:10 PM

Looking for info on Francis Frederick Johnson, his father Elmer, mom Louise and grand p's .

Topic: Place
From: Sandy
Date: Monday, August 16, 1999 04:40 PM

I am looking for any information on Mert, Frank, or Roll Place. Mert b. about 1868 and Roll about 1872, both in Ohio. Unknown when Frank was born. Also a sister that name is unknown. I was told that they lived in Topeka in the early 1900's. Any information would be appreciated.

Topic: Mrs. W. T. Stinson
From: Posted by ?????
Date: Monday, August 16, 1999 06:55 AM

Laura Imogen Sloan Bailey died in the home of Mrs. W. T. Stinson in Topeka, KS on Jan 13, 1946. I think this may have been one of Laura's daughter's, either Olive, Mary or Ruth. If anyone is working on the Stinson family in this area please contact me. Thanks.

Topic: Laura Imogen Sloan Bailey
From: Posted by ?????
Date: Monday, August 16, 1999 06:52 AM

Laura Imogen Sloan Bailey was born in Port Clinton, OH Jan 31, 1861;the daughter of William Beazell Sloan and Imogen Lockwood. She married Le Roy Freeman Bailey and lived in Emporia, KS. She may have divorced him or they just separated. She died in Topeka, KS on Jan 13, 1946 at the home of Mrs. W. T. Stinson. She is listed as widowed on her death cert. Anyone working on this family please contact me. Thanks.

Topic: Merrell Willard and Marion Josepha Tracy
From: Posted by ?????
Date: Tuesday, August 10, 1999 01:21 AM

Merrell C. WILLARD m: Marion Josepha TRACY April 18, 1898, in Cullman, Cullman, Co., AL. Mr. & Mrs. E. Tracy announced the marriage (they eloped?) and that they are "at home on Thursdays during May." "Home" is 299 Oak Ave., Forest Park, Cook Co., IL. They eventually moved to Topeka, Shawnee Co., KS.
Merrell worked for International Harvester. He supposedly had a sister, Maud(e) WILLARD who married Herbert G. WEST and a cousin named Thelma WILLARD who married a Mr. STANLEY.
Merrell and Marion had one child, Margaret Elizabeth WILLARD, who married Carl Henry BOYER. The BOYERs lived in Forest Park, IL also. They are my mother-in-law's parents.
If these names connect to anyone, please contact me.

Topic: Robert Mainey
From: Posted by ?????
Date: Friday, August 06, 1999 07:01 AM

Searching for information about my cousin, Bobby Mainey, who lived in Topeka late 80's early 90's. He could still be there.

From: Paula
Date: Sunday, August 01, 1999 08:29 PM

I am researching an ancestor of mine that was reported to be a law enforcement officer. A sheriff I think for Shawnee Co. Topeka, Kansas. He also owned and operated a Detective Agency in Topeka. His last name is HAY OR HAYS. Sure would like to hear from anyone who might give me a clue. Thanks.

Topic: Keil's of Topeka
From: Posted by ?????
Date: Sunday, August 01, 1999 12:13 AM

Would like any information on John Keil(Kile, Kyle). He was born in 1879 in Cloud Co. Ks. I know he was residing in Topeka at the time of his death but know almost nothing of his life. His parents were Isaac Kile and Almira Heitzman. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

Topic: Littlebridge/Poole
From: Joyce
Date: Thursday, July 29, 1999 08:04 PM

Need information on Littlebridge, first name may be Edwin, married to Sara Sophie Poole around 1875. Daughter Barbara was born in Topeka, Kansas. Shawnee County around 1877. Sara passed away in Aurora, Colorado in 1920. Need info on Edwin.

Topic: Bronson/Littlebridge
From: Joyce
Date: Thursday, July 29, 1999 07:54 PM

Need info on William Edward Bronson married to Barbara Littlebridge in Shawnee County around 1875 or after. Barbara was born in Topeka. They had 5 children, Otto, Maude, Jesse, Flora, Ora Maybelle. All born in Kansas.

Topic: Robert Wilson Turner
From: Kay
Date: Thursday, July 29, 1999 04:00 AM

Any information regarding RW Turner purchasing the Western School Journal (Published in Topeka) from H. C. Spear in 1886 until he sold it in 1889 to John McDonald. Thanks in advance. Kay

Topic: Denton Families
From: Josephine McVae
Date: Sunday, July 25, 1999 05:52 PM

I am looking for a George Wilkinson Denton and his family I knoww they Are Buried in Witchita, kansas, But I could not find any him in the 1880 census in Sedgewick County.
so i think he moved to Topeka Kansas some time after 1885.He had a son named Francis W. Denton who married Caroline Mary James in Topeka in 1909. anyone who remembers them I would really like to know more about them. I am going to try to get the 1900 census and check them out. My mother Caroline Mary Denton married a Hugh Hill which I never knew him

Thank You

Josephine McVae

Topic: PORTER, Melancthan Cameron
From: Posted by ?????
Date: Wednesday, July 21, 1999 05:13 AM

I am interested in contacting descendants of Melancthan (b. 12 Oct 1862 Mercer Co., PA d. 29 Jan 1917 Topeka, Shawnee Co., KS). He was a doctor in charge of St. Francis Hospital in Topeka. His wife was Isadore Risdon, and they had two children, Marie and Curtis Cameron Porter. I have information on the Porter family in PA and I would like to exchange family information with any of his descendants.

Topic: Fraser-Pike, Jessie connect
From: kelli
Date: Tuesday, July 13, 1999 12:20 PM

Looking for any info on Jessie Pike Fraser. She was born ca. 1867 in Lawrence, KS. I know that in 1916 she lived in Topeka. Also Miss Mamie Fraser.
Please email me directly, thank you.

Topic: McGary
From: Jeanne Weaver,
Date: Thursday, July 08, 1999 11:01 AM

Jeanne Weaver,
MC GARY -- I am searching for information about my great-great-grandmother, Nellie E. McGary, born May 31, 1899 in Topeka, KS. She was the daughter of William and Rachel McGary. The family migrated to Topeka from Menard Co., IL, where they eventually moved back to. Don't know how long they were in KS. Looking for proof that Nellie was born in Topeka KS as stated in her obituary.

Topic: Beam/Stancliffe
From: Diane
Date: Tuesday, July 06, 1999 11:18 PM

Looking for info on Alexander Beam who married Susannah Stancliffe. Alexander died 9-30-1896 in Topeka, Kansas. I have no info on Susannah. Thanks in advance. Diane

Topic: Yocum Yuba A.
From: Posted by ?????
Date: Monday, July 05, 1999 09:14 PM

Yuba Yocum was my ggm. My family records indicate that Yuba was born in Topeka on 10/9/1872. She had a brother named Fredrick Yocum. She was the child of Jesse H. Yocum gggf and Frances A. Pinkham(Peckham?)gggm. I would appreciate any information or direction for searching for any record of them.

Topic: Joseph Huddleston King and family
From: Posted by ?????
Date: Sunday, July 04, 1999 09:21 PM

seeking information on children of Joseph Huddleston King and wife Amanda. They and their son Francis M."Frank" King are buried in the Rochester cemetery in Topeka. Frank`s wife Lucinda---------gave the information on him. Who is Lucinda-what was her maiden name? Other children of Joseph and Amanda are Charles E., born in 1866, Harris born in 1869, Asbury born in 1871 and James J. born in 1873. James"Jimmy" lived near them in Topeka. If anyone has any information on this family I would greatly appreciate hearing from you. Thank You!!!!

Topic: PADGETT Family
From: Earl C. Padgett
Date: Tuesday, June 29, 1999 08:15 PM

Looking for information on any Padgett's in Marshall or Washington Cos. KS.In Marshall Co. they lived in/near Blue Rapids, Marysville, and in Washington Co. in Greenleaf and Chapstow, etc. They drifted thru the years into Riley Co. and Shawnee Co., KS Any help would be appreciated.
Sincerely, Earl Earl C. Padgett Jr. 6522 Summit St. Kansas City MO

Topic: Roberts Family
From: Posted by ?????
Date: Tuesday, June 29, 1999 10:34 AM

I am looking for the descendants of Abraham D. (Doc) Roberts who was born 1875 in DeKalb Co., MO. He married Nellie Cundiff and had at least two children, Delbert and Lucille. According to his father's obituary, he was living in Topeka, KS in November of 1920.

Topic: George B. Gatlin
From: Posted by ?????
Date: Tuesday, June 29, 1999 08:22 AM

George B.Gatlin, b May 1852 Washington Co., IA. Married ca 1878 IA where? to Mary E. "Unknown". They lived in Topeka, Shawnee Co., KS, on 1910 census. Need all information on this family.

Topic: WEAVER in Topeka
Date: Monday, June 28, 1999 07:34 PM

Looking for information regarding
Roland Weaver and unknown birth mother
Topeka, Stormont-Vail 9/28/64

He was last known to be residing in
the topeka area 1985-87?)

any info is much appreciated


Topic: Baxter, Joseph M.
From: Posted by ?????
Date: Thursday, June 24, 1999 12:55 AM

Looking for info on Joseph M. Baxter, born in Waterford, Erie County, PA in 1864. Was living in Topeka, Shawnee County, KS in 1934. Was married to Harriet E. Martin about 1890 in KS.

Date: Tuesday, June 22, 1999 02:08 PM

Looking for Information on Harold and Alice Garrett and Ray and Florence Richardson all born around 1900. They are believed to have lived in the Topeka area. Also researching Herbert O. Joslin(brother Charles-druggist) and Marion J. Joslin(nee Watson) his wife. Looking for information on Caroline E. Watson and Andrew Watson that lived on Topeka ave in the late 1800's. respond to Thanks.

Topic: HORTON family
From: Posted by ?????
Date: Sunday, June 20, 1999 12:02 AM

I'm trying to find info on my paternal grandparents. I think he was from England and that his name was William Horton. I think she was from Sweden and her name was Ellen Oline. They had several children, Arch, Dorothy, Frances, Ray, Roy (my father) and more. Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated.

Topic: BUELL
From: Posted by ?????
Date: Sunday, June 13, 1999 11:43 PM

I am looking for any info on a William Buell m. to Jane Conwell in the early 1900's. I really don't have anything on William except that he was struck by lightening in 1916. In September 1911, they had a son named Arthur Clifford Buell and then a daughter Anita a few years later. I know Arthur was born in Topeka and mother Jane was born in Kansas in the 1890's. This is all I have so far, I would like to find anyone who might be related to these people or know of anyone who is. Arthur was my grandfather and any info would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Topic: NEESE Family
Date: Sunday, June 13, 1999 04:27 PM

David Neese - Postmaster in Richland
Wife Mary Ellen - Had three children
Albert, Nora and Frank. Family moved to Kansas in 1870's possibly with David's mother Catherine - ? Is Catherine Neese buried in same cemetery with rest of family. Richland Cemetery. Please send info to David was born in Champaign County, Ohio, family prior was from Shenandoah County, Virginia. David and immediate family died and buried in Richland Cemetery, Shawnee County, KS.

From: La Raine Kingsbury-Pearson
Date: Sunday, June 06, 1999 09:13 PM

Looking for descendents of ALLEN PEARSON and SARAH (CASE?) in SHAWNEE CO. KS. I have found children of his in JEFFERSON, DOUGLAS, AND GREENWOOD. CO KS. Allen was living on the WAKARUSA on January 11, 1856. We have no record where he went from there or where he died. If any one has information on this family or are working on this genealogical line that would be great!!!! THANK YOU!!! La Raine Kingsbury-Pearson

Topic: Homer Sanborn
From: Posted by ?????
Date: Sunday, June 06, 1999 06:17 AM

My husband's great grandfather had a brother Homer A. Sanborn. He was in Shawnee County, Topeka Kansas in 1900 perhaps. Have a postcard, but no date, that he states his headquarters were at the Santa Fe Hospital, Topeka, Kansas. We would like any information that you may have on him or his family.

Topic: Stauffer
From: Posted by ?????
Date: Sunday, May 23, 1999 09:16 PM

Looking for information on Laverne Stauffer m Pearl Oyster,dates unknown, would like to know their parents and siblings. Children were Leonard John b Mar 27,1921 in Topeka, Shawnee Co, KS, Ansel, Pete, Doris, Naomi, Eldon, John. I am not sure but believe Laverne was a brother of Oscar Stauffer. Thanks for any help is greatly appreciated.

Topic: Eastman
From: Posted by ?????
Date: Saturday, May 22, 1999 03:45 PM

Searching for Will Eastman he lived in Topeka on 1 Nov 1928. His sister was Mary Eastman Abrams of Trinidad, CO. John Abrams, Mary's husband, was an official with the Santa Fe RR about 1907.

Topic: Abrams, John H. Santa Fe RR
From: JD Howard
Date: Saturday, May 22, 1999 03:41 PM

I am looking for info on John H. Abrams. He was an official with the Santa Fe RR in Topeka probably between 1907 and 1909. He was married to Mary Eastman, they had a daughter, Nelle.
Thanks, JD Howard

Topic: JAMES, John Oscar - Missing
From: Posted by ?????
Date: Sunday, May 16, 1999 08:56 PM

Born about 1895-1900: The sons of John Oscar JAMES would like to make contact with anyone who might know of this man or any of his family. The sons were born in 1931 & 1935 in Topeka, KS. The family moved to Idaho when the boys were quite young and where John Oscar (Sr.) worked in the logging industry. One day he left for work and was never heard from/of again. Does anyone know of this family? Thank You.

Topic: Peck
From: Posted by ?????
Date: Saturday, May 15, 1999 12:26 AM

Interested in the surname Peck. GGGrandfather was Jeremiah Peck b Jul 29 1817
d Oct 12 1893. Had 2 sons Aaron and Horace.
Horace b Apr 7 1842 married Maggie Hughes and had 3 children Aaron,Annie (twins) b Apr 4 1889 and Emma. Horace and Maggie were killed in a accident about 1900 and the children were boarded out. Annie went to a family named Kennedy. Annie married Henry Burbidge in 1914

Topic: Rozelle A. Sanborn family members
From: Posted by ?????
Date: Tuesday, May 11, 1999 07:15 PM

Need information on a Rozelle A. Sanborn who is a relative of my husband. My husband's great grandfather Homer V. Sanborn is a brother to Rozelle. Do not have any other information as to Rozelle's family except that he sent a postcard in 1909 from Topeka Kansas--had some kind of work which had headquarters in a hospital there in Topeka.

Topic: Sanborn, Rozelle A.
From: Posted by ?????
Date: Tuesday, May 11, 1999 07:08 PM

Need information about the family of R. A. Sanborn who resided in Topeka, Kansas in 1909 , Topeka being in the county of Shawnee. He is related to my husband--being the brother to my husband's great grandfather Homer V. Sanborn who was born in Bridgeport, Madison County in 1853 New York State.

Topic: Butler, Thomas & Dan
Date: Saturday, May 08, 1999 11:27 AM

Researching our Hayes family. John Hayes and Margaret/Ellen Green were both from Ireland they lived in Bloomington, Illinois in the 1850/60. There son Thomas Harry Hayes died in Argentine Kansas in 1920, but I believe either his sister or daughter married a Mr.. Butler and they had 2 son's Dan & Thomas Butler who were living in Topeka, Kansas in the early 1940. Would appreciate any information on either the Butler or Hayes connection. Please e-mail

Topic: vonwolff family of topeka
Date: Tuesday, May 04, 1999 12:41 AM

have info on the vonwolff family of topeka kansas shawnee co. barb mcintrye posted a querie in 1997 but her e-mail address no longer works.

Topic: KING, Ernest V. & BIRKHOLZ, Anna
Date: Monday, May 03, 1999 05:49 PM

I am researching ancestors,siblings and descendants in the marriage between Ernest V. KING & Anna BIRKHOLZ abt. 1910. This marriage was blessed with two boys, Lyman E. & Karl W. KING. Any and all information would be greatly appreciated, Thank you, Wm. BIRKHOLZ

Date: Tuesday, July 06, 1999 06:16 PM

I am searching for information on a joseph huddleston king and his wife amanda who lived in the Topeka area. He died on 16 June 1922 and his wife died 29 Mar. 1911. i have a posting on this web site. do my kings fit in with yours. thank you

Topic: Frasher, Harness, Stroud
From: Diane
Date: Saturday, May 01, 1999 09:13 PM

I am looking for more info on James M. Frasher born 1-27-1913 and died 2-1965 in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas. He married Opal Pauline Harness born 11-6-1919 and died 12-6-1959 in Kansas. They married 8-25-1937 in Buckner, Jackson County, Missouri. Opal's parents were Charles Thomas Harness and Nellie Mae Stroud. They have 3 children: Sharon Kay who married a man named Kay. Wanda Joyce born 8-7-1938 who married Richard David Hernandez 2-15-1958 in Saint Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri, and James Allen born 11-23-1946. Would like more info if you could help. Thanks in advance. Diane

Topic: TEVIS family
From: Posted by ?????
Date: Saturday, May 01, 1999 06:55 AM

I am trying to locate information about Isaiah M. and Mary Jane (Barlow)(Moberly) Tevis. They are believed to have moved from Indiana to the Shawnee County, Kansas area in about 1874 and resided there until their deaths (dates unknown). This family had about 11 children, which ones moved with them to Shawnee County is unknown. Any information will be greatly appreciated.

Topic: Smith/Siron family Topeka
From: Toni
Date: Wednesday, April 28, 1999 10:53 AM

I am the granddaughter of Clarence Franklin and Minnie Ethel (Smith) Siron.
They lived in Topeka for a great part of their lives. And are buried there.
My mother is the Late Vivian L.(Siron) Lowrey/Thompson (returned to using the Lowrey name)
I am interested in learning more about my family.
Any information will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you in advance.

Topic: Florence Halterman
From: R. J. Kelly
Date: Tuesday, April 27, 1999 10:31 AM

I'm trying to obtain ancestor and relation information for my maternal grandmother, Florence Halterman, who was born in Topeka on 29 March 1879. She married Ford Foster Challis, in Topeka, and had four children, three daughters and one son. The daughters are Juanita, Edna and Virginia Lucille (my mother). The son is Ford. Florence died on 23 June 1968.

R. J. Kelly

Topic: Ford Foster Challis
From: R. J. Kelly
Date: Tuesday, April 27, 1999 10:23 AM

I'm trying to find ancestor and relation information for my maternal grandfather, Ford Foster Challis, who was born in Topeka on 21 August 1878, and died in Topeka 11 December 1918.
He married Florence Halterman in Topeka. They had three daughters: Juanita, Edna and Virginia Lucille (my mother), as well as a son Ford.

R. J. Kelly

Topic: George Washington Wall/Lutitia Ann Jackson Wall
From: Posted by ?????
Date: Tuesday, April 27, 1999 01:42 AM

I'm looking for information on George Washington Wall or his wife Lutitia Ann Jackson Wall of the Jackson family. Lutitia was born in Topeka 28 February 1847 and died in Topeka 22 December 1927. Lutitia's parents were David Clemmens Jackson and Hannah Blackburn. Would much appreciate if anyone related to the Jacksons or Blackburns to respond. Thanks.

Topic: Robert or Eugene Davis of Topeka abt 1884
From: Sue
Date: Saturday, April 24, 1999 08:25 PM

I am looking for any information concerning my Grandfathers
background I know he was born in Topeka Kansas on October 9, 1884, his fathers name was Robert. I do not know his mothers name, none of my relatives seem to know anything about my Grandfather. It is thought that he may have been from Colorado Originally? Any help would be appreciated.
Eugene had a brother named Milton, I do not know if he was older or younger. My E-Mail address is Thank You , Sue

Topic: Looking for Charles Alfred Calkins/Deborah Shaw Calkins
From: Posted by ?????
Date: Sunday, April 18, 1999 11:30 PM

I'm looking for a Dr. Charles Alfred Calkins who died 11 January 1910 in Topeka. My family records state that he is buried in the Rochester Cemetery, Topeka. Charles Alfred's wife was Mary Deborah Shaw Calkins. She died 15 February 1937 in Topeka. I do not know if she is buried at Rochester Cemetery. They are the parents of 9 children in which Victor Lansing Calkins, the youngest was born in Topeka Kansas in 1888. Victor is my husband's grandfather. Would appreciate any information Charles and Deborah. Thanks

Topic: Looking for Jenna (TOMLINS) DAVIS
From: Diane
Date: Saturday, April 17, 1999 09:56 AM

I am looking for any information on Jenna (TOMLINS) DAVIS. According to a summons for probate court following her father's death in 1872, Jenna (TOMLINS) DAVIS was residing in Shawnee County, KS, but I have no information on what town, nor do I know her husband's given name. The summons was signed by a Shawnee Co. Justice of the Peace, whose name was Charles C. Gardner, maybe that will help pinpoint her whereabouts.

Jenna was b. 1832, in England, and was brought to the US betwn 1840 & 1842 with her parents William & Elizabeth Tomlins, along with 6 siblings. Two more children were born here in the US. Her siblings were: William Jr, b. bef 1828, Mary b. 1828, James b. 1834, John b. 1836, Emma b. 1838, Elizabeth b. 1840 m. Charles Ticehurst, Sarah Anne b. 1842, & George Henry, b. 1846. The Tomlins family settled in Dutchess County, New York, in the town of Fishkill Landing.

If anyone has any information at all, I would greatly appreciate it.


Topic: Mary Helen [Duncan]Coates
From: Robert Duncan
Date: Tuesday, April 13, 1999 10:30 AM

I am looking for information on my great aunt who lived in Topeka in the 1930s and as far as I know died and was buried there, Her husband John Coates a Pioneer of Walace Co. KS died there in the early 1930s, and his Daughter Myrtle Coates died in Topeka in 1972 Robert Duncan

Topic: CHUBB, Shawnee Co., KS. mid to late 1800's
From: Bruce Koons
Date: Saturday, April 10, 1999 05:06 PM

Does anyone have information on a Jeremiah CHUBB who came to Shawnee Co., KS during the mid to late 1800's from PA? He had one son named Franklin, b. 1884, who married Maud NECE. Bruce Koons

From: Linda M. True
Date: Wednesday, April 07, 1999 03:07 PM

Seeking information on these families in Shawnee Co: TRUE, DAUM, SANDS, DOBBINS, HEWITT.They were in the county middle 1800's to late 1980's. Please answer by mail to Linda M. True, 25843 S. 605 RD, Grove OK 74344-7770. Thank you.


From: Delores Woods
Date: Thursday, July 15, 1999 09:45 PM

I am seeking information on Isaac Hewitt. He married a Catherine (Kate) McArthy or McCartney between 1886 and 1900. They had 15 children.

Topic: Martin
From: Posted by ?????
Date: Tuesday, April 06, 1999 12:08 AM

Looking for information on Tom C. Martin b. 6/27/1887 KS. He had 3 sisters and 7 or 9 brothers. One of his sisters, Nora Martin, married Rockie Singer. The names of the brothers I do have are: Wade, Jess, Pomp(nickname)and Charles.

Topic: Day
From: Posted by ?????
Date: Friday, April 02, 1999 10:32 PM

Ernest Delbert Day d. Topeka 7-8-1938. Samuel Day of 1216 Riley St., Topeka, was the informant for the death certificate. Would love to connect with anyone who knows this family.

From: Posted by ?????
Date: Friday, March 26, 1999 11:42 AM

Looking for information on the family of John H. NELSON, b.1820, England, m. Rebecca Irene ELDER, 1852, Union Co.,IN, d. 1898, Wakarusa,KS. Children born in Kansas: Trum, Clara, George, Frank, Will, Roy, Grant, Alden, and Flora May. Moved to KS in 1859 from Matoon, IL. John was a farmer in the Auburn/Wakarusa area of county.

Topic: Adeline Hepler Cox Kiehl
From: Posted by ?????
Date: Monday, March 22, 1999 08:03 PM

I am looking for descendants of Adeline Hepler Cox Kiehl. She was born in 1890 to Mr. and Mrs.John J. Hepler. She married Vernon Cox and later Claude E. Kiehl. She had two children John D. Cox who lived in Topeka and a daughter Elizabeth Flora cox who was believed to have been born in 1913. She married Sidney Lyle Johnson in Topeka. Mrs. Kiehl also had a daughter with Claude Kiehl and her name was Mary Lou Kiehl. It is known that Mr. Kiehl had a daughter whose only name know was as Mrs. Shannon. I would appreciate any information on this family.

Topic: Beougher-Graybill
From: Posted by ?????
Date: Saturday, March 20, 1999 04:10 PM

I am trying find the family of Robert Beougher married to Addie Graybeal. The last known address was in Silver Lake, Kansas.

From: Posted by ?????
Date: Friday, August 20, 1999 07:55 AM

I don't have a Beouger. But I'm looking for the family of a Mary Graybill who married Ephriam Bruckhart. They lived in Abilene, KS.

From: Posted by ?????
Date: Thursday, March 18, 1999 11:50 PM

Emma Day m. Andrew Hupp February 3, 1897 in Shawnee County. Am searching for children.

Topic: Edwin Ball Hutton
From: Dorothy Hamilton
Date: Thursday, March 18, 1999 11:52 AM

Looking for any information on my Grandfather,Edwin B.Hutton,born in Shawnee Co. in 1895,he had several brothers and sisters. Any help would be great.
Thank you

Topic: DIEHL
From: Posted by ?????
Date: Tuesday, March 16, 1999 06:37 PM

Looking for any relatives of Ruth Walker Diehl, husband George Diehl. Ruth's father was Orval Franklin Walker. Ruth died 10 Aug 1993 in Shawnee County, Kansas.
Please contact me if you are related to this lady.
Thank you

Topic: WEEKS, Floyd and Sara (Sullivan)
From: Posted by ?????
Date: Monday, March 15, 1999 10:35 PM

Seeking to exchange information with any members of this family . Have Sullivan family information to share.

Topic: Joseph W. JONES, Topeka in 1912
From: Posted by ?????
Date: Sunday, March 14, 1999 06:59 AM

Joseph W. JONES was listed in his mother's 1912 obit (Elizabeth Dean JONES, Kokomo IN) as living in Topeka, KS. He was born 1853 in Tipton Co.,Indiana. I am looking to connect this lost branch of JONESes with the large tree that goes from 1680 Isle of Wight Virginia to all parts of the US.

Topic: Buttermore, Everett or George or sister
Date: Sunday, March 14, 1999 03:40 AM

Looking for Birth Mother....Feb 22, 1939...Stormont Vail Hospital

Topic: MILLER, Jacob and Rachel MEACHAM
From: Posted by ?????
Date: Saturday, March 13, 1999 04:45 PM

Jacob Edgar MILLER and his wife Rachel Rebecca Salome MEACHAM were
married 10 January 1891 in Topeka, Shawnee Co., KS from family
records...would like to find this record. Jacob was Blacksmith according
to the 1900 Shawnee Co., KS Census and lived close to the smokey river
area. He and Rachel had 5 children. James Edgar (married Myrtle SMITH),
Alice Evaline (my grandmother who married Edward John GIBBONS), Kirk
Andrew (married Rosalyn JONES), Charles Arthur(married several times,
one I know of is Evelyn DOYLE and his last marriage was to an Indian
woman and they lived on the reservation there around Topeka, Shawnee
Co., KS. I also understand I have a 2nd cousin who still lives
there...would love to contact her but I do not know any names...perhaps
she has the maiden name of Miller, Charles Arthur is buried there at the
reservation) and Orville Theodore who married Catherine HOFFMAN. Can
anyone fill in the holes or put me in contact with my relatives? Can
anyone provide a marriage cert. for Jacob and Rachel?

From: Posted by ?????
Date: Friday, October 22, 1999 11:44 AM

I Have Miller's on my line with ENDERS.
I received Alot of info from sielor/ There are researchers there that have much on Ill,Indiana MILLERS.
Your name sounded familiar. Any way I would give it a try

Topic: MEACHAM, James and Mary Bratton
From: Jamie Gibbons
Date: Saturday, March 13, 1999 04:38 PM

Here is my family group sheet for this family...can anyone fill in the holes? contact me at or snail Jamie Gibbons, 3506 W. Marie Wichita, KS 67217

James Meacham
B. 26 February 1832 in Mercer County, Pennsylvania
Father: Samuel Meacham son of Joshua and Phebe (Main) Meacham
Mother: Elizabeth Ball dau. of Daniel and _______________ Ball
Mary Bratton
B. __________________ca. 1842 in _________________ Ohio
Father: ?John Bratton?
Mother: ?Ellen ______________
1. Rachel Rebecca Salome Meacham
B. 8 December 1882 in Topeka, Shawnee Co., Kansas
D. 5 April 1962 in Little Rock, Pulaski Co., Arkansas
Mar. 10 January 1891 in
Spouse: Jacob Edgar Miller
2. Gay Meacham
3. Jay Meacham (twin)
4. Kay Meacham (twin)

á Jay and Kay died as infants.
á James Meacham found on 1880 census in Shawnee Co., Kansas. RachelŐs last name was spelled Meacham was pronounced, living on Van Buren Street. A man by the name of George Hammel was listed as a border.
á James found on 1870 census in Wabaunsee County, Mission Creek also named in that census was Laura Meacham.
á Gay was a bus driver in California....
á James other wives are thought to be ____________ Chessman/Cheeseman and Alice Sutter (pronounced Sooter) Viola Gardiner called her Alice Arlona Sutter.

From: Posted by ?????
Date: Thursday, August 26, 1999 05:45 PM

Do you have any information on the border, GEORGE HAMMEL?

Topic: GIBBONS, James and Josephine Smith
From: Jamie Gibbons
Date: Saturday, March 13, 1999 04:35 PM

Here is my family group sheet for this family...can anyone fill in the holes? contact me at or snail Jamie Gibbons, 3506 W. Marie Wichita, KS 67217

James William GIBBONS
B. 9 December 1866 in St. Louis, MO
D. 9 November 1930 in Topeka, Shawnee Co., KS
Bur. in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Topeka, Shawnee Co., Kansas
Father: James (Fitz)GIBBONS
Mother: Jane LAWLER
Mar. ________________ 1890
Josephine Francis SMITH
B. 7 November 1870 in Carlisle, Clinton Co., Illinois
D. 25 December 1942 in Dodge City, Ford Co., Kansas
Bur. in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Topeka, Shawnee Co., Kansas
Father: William SMITH
Mother: Mary GODEL(L)
1. James William GIBBONS
B. 26 July 1890 in Topeka, Shawnee Co., Kansas
D. 12 November 1946 in Topeka, Shawnee Co., Kansas
Mar. 4 October 1911 in
Spouse: Mamie Josephine FLEISCH
2. Edward John GIBBONS
B. 25 June 1892 in Topeka, Shawnee Co., Kansas
D. 16 March 1959 in
Mar. 31 December 1920 in
Spouse: Alice Evaline MILLER
3. Walter Francis GIBBONS
B. 24 May 1909 in Topeka, Shawnee Co., Kansas
D. 22 June 1979 in ___________________ California
Never married....
4. John Joseph GIBBONS
B. 9 December 1912 in Topeka, Shawnee Co., Kansas
D. 15 February 1968 in Topeka, Shawnee Co., Kansas
Mar. 2 June 1937 in
Spouse: Adelhma NELSON

¬ 1900 Census Shawnee Co., KS Roll No. T-623, Sheet 3 Line 20-24
¬ According to above census they lived at 400 Ave. B.

Topic: Benjamin Franklin Maddox
From: Ivan L. Saunders
Date: Saturday, March 13, 1999 02:43 PM

Benjamin Franklin Maddox lived in the Shawnee
County area, with his wife Mary A. thier Children Ora, William, Katie, and Harkie, Then Benjamin, his wife and Ora moved to Idaho. William death was in late 1920 or early in 1930 in a tractor accident in Shawnee County Topeka, Kansas. The Two girls
where about are unknown, or if they were married. both died in thier 40-50. The only date of birth I have is Ora L. Maddox b.1-08-1888 d. 2-04-1959 Mary A. Maddox b.6-14-1850 d.6-21-1924. It is all so known
that Benjamin Franklin Maddox died in the Vets Home in Boise ID. and is in the Rose Hill Cemetay Boise.
If any one has information on William or his
Sister on any family member please contact me
Thank You
Ivan L. Saunders

Topic: Kane Family in Topeka
From: Posted by ?????
Date: Thursday, March 11, 1999 10:56 AM

I am looking for information on the Bernard Kane family from Topeka, Shawnee County, KS. His grand daughter is Linda Richey Graves, first lady of KS. Another grand daughter is Marice Kane, County Commissioner in Topeka, owns the Kane Insurance Agency in downtown Topeka. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Topic: William Earl Hall Family
From: Posted by ?????
Date: Monday, March 08, 1999 04:58 PM

Looking for information on William Earl Hall, born in Topeka, Kansas about 1887. Later moved to Texas and married Ruby Dovie McBurnett aka Dovie C. W.E. Hall worked on the railroad (i.e. Roundhouse).

From: Bob Deister
Date: Friday, February 11, 2000 03:38 PM

My great-grandfather (Henry Frank Deister) was married to Mary Francis Hall (b 27 Apr 1870 in Richland, KS; d 26 Aug 1936 in Topeka. Unfortunately, this is all I know about her. Is there a possible relationship with William Earl Hall?

Topic: OHSE
From: Posted by ?????
Date: Sunday, March 07, 1999 08:43 PM

Would like to make contact with any OHSE relatives in Kansas. Searching for descendants of Christopher & Johanna Ohse. Children are: Emilie Ohse Reuer,Henry, Alexander,Alfred,William, and Louie. They lived in Richland.

Topic: LONGSHORE family of Topeka
From: Henry H. Carothers
Date: Saturday, March 06, 1999 02:09 PM

Am interested in genealogical data regarding
antecedents of Joseph S. LONGSHORE, oil inspector State of Kansas under Governor Ros-
coe Stubbs.
Henry H. Carothers

Topic: Arthur Smith (where buried in Park or Hope cemetary)
From: Posted by ?????
Date: Monday, March 01, 1999 11:55 AM

Topic: Maddox
From: Posted by ?????
Date: Monday, March 01, 1999 09:56 AM

I am looking for the missing link of Maddox in My family tree. The Maddox are a Mystery Family. The Family I am looking for are located In Idaho and Oregon now.They came out of Texas and OK. to South Dakota to Kansas(in Shawnee County) then down the Oregon Trail. When they departed the Texas, Ok area they also departed the family ties, due to some kind of family Feud This was in 1860 or abouts ??
Ora L. Maddox b. 1-8-1888 in Chamberland Brule County South Dakota d. 2-4-1959 Weiser Washington County Idaho. At this time his Parentage is Unknown, but Possibility a Mary A. was his Mother ? I did fine the location of Internment for him and his wife Treasure L ( Sevey) Maddox b.-7-7-1895 d.5-8-1932 and a Mary A Maddox b.6-14-1850 d.6-21-1924 in Mann Creek Cemetery Washington County Idaho. There were children of his and Treasures marriage 3 Boys and 1 Girl, her name is Imogene Mae ( Maddox ) Murray b.8-19-1921 Weiser Washington County Idaho. The Three boys DOB are unknown to me at this time. All the boys are living and live in Oregon and Idaho. Two Are World Champion Rodeo Cowboys (PCRA) Bull Riding and Calf Roping. Imogene is my Mother-In-Law and I and my wife Pamela have been working on the Maddox Family Tree.
There stories that Imogene was told when she was a little Girl about the Family, but the family didn't talk about the passed, and not of family. Like this Mary A. Imogene told me that she can remember her as granny, but her dad Ora didn't talk about her after her death. The One thing that I have found out is that the story about Ora's Mother & Father going to a Indian Reservation in South Dakota was true. While I was checking out the South Dakota Information I found that a Comanche girl was enrolled in the Indian School at Chamberland, her Name was Harriet Maddox and she was out of Oklahoma at the time of Ora's birth.
With more checking I found a William S Maddox b.1833 he was in the Union Army Station at Farragut Post # 52 Spearfish South Dakota. His Company was Company D 9th Ind. Legion. He enlisted in Jennings County IND.. In the South Dakota State Veterans Cemetery at Falls River Hot Springs County South Dakota The Internment of William S Maddox d. 5-30-1901 .
Now to tie this to the Ora Maddox. Imogene stated that she think her Grand Father first name was William or Willie or Wills ? That her father Ora told her that her Grand father died in the Idaho State Veterans Hospital in Boise Idaho and was taken back to South Dakota.

Topic: Mrs. T.W. McBrayer and Logan and Roger Kent
From: M.
Date: Sunday, February 28, 1999 02:40 PM

Wish to locate anyone who knows about Mrs. T.W. McBrayer maiden name Bartram and her sons Logan and Roger Kent. The Kent brothers were living in Topeka, Kansas was Mrs. McBrayer living there too? She was born in LaSalle County Illinois, mother Mary Elizabeth Brown Bartram Rish, father was David Burr Bartram. Any help finding these people would be very appreciated. Thank You.

Topic: KLINE
From: Linda Munn Violante
Date: Thursday, February 25, 1999 09:22 PM

Looking for info on Harlow Kline. Married Hattie Martin 10/9/1868. Married Lavina Munn 1/2/1878.
Linda Munn Violante

Topic: Montgomery Family of Topeka 1890's-1900's
From: Posted by ?????
Date: Monday, February 22, 1999 10:38 AM

Frank or Franklin Montgomery was originally from Hays, Kansas. In 1894 he purchased a half interest in the Topeka Breeze and moved to Topeka. At the same time he became Topeka correspondent of the Kansas City Journal. After this date I can not find any reference to Franklin or to the Newspaper the Topeka Breeze.

Franklin had 3 sons, the name of one was Terrence Montgomery, born in 1880 in Hays, but moved with his family to Topeka. Terrence was Corporal in the Spanish-American War, Company A.

If you know anything about these men, or can direct me to the correct references, I would be very appreciative.
Franklin's sister Ella was my g-grandmother. Thankyou.

From: Posted by ?????
Date: Tuesday, December 21, 1999 09:36 PM

Hi, I am looking for the decedents of

Born: 30 Sep 1909
Died: Feb 1968 Topeka, Shawnee, KS

Catharine Montgomery was married to William J. Brandenburg,
Bet. 1920 - 1930 in Topeka.

She was the daughter of * Paul Milner Montgomery and Ada Jarboe, and lived all of her life in Topeka. She had one brother, Paul Jarboe Montgomery, who at one time went to Plainfield, New Jersey.

Catharine is the granddaughter of Franklin Cass Montgomery,
referred to in the previous post.

Date: Monday, January 24, 2000 09:15 AM

Yes. My family name was COLLIER of Topeka.
My Aunt Mary Married a Brandenburg and lived in Topeka all her life and his until his death, Last year.

If you would like her address please EMAIL me

Topic: Clark, Millieken & Miller
From: Posted by ?????
Date: Sunday, February 21, 1999 11:31 PM

Looking for any information on one Joseph L. Clark born around 1850 in Madison County Indiana to Thomas and Cynthia Ann Clark. Family history has him moving to Kansas City in the late 1800's. A letter from his sister-in-law, Lavinia Clark, back to her son dated July 7, 1904 refers to Topeka and a 10 mile trip from there out to an Isack (Millicken or Millieken)'s house. Also refers to a cousin Sidney and a cousin Fanny Miller. Joseph Clark had 3 brothers; Alfred, Silas & Frank. I have a lot of information on these three and their father Thomas but can't find Joseph. Would love to swap info on this family.

From: Posted by ?????
Date: Friday, October 22, 1999 11:45 AM

I Have Miller's on my line with ENDERS.
I received Alot of info from sielor/ There
are researchers there that have much on Ill,Indiana MILLERS.
Your name sounded familiar. Any way I would give it a try

From: Posted by ?????
Date: Thursday, February 18, 1999 08:56 PM


Topic: William Wilson
From: Posted by ?????
Date: Tuesday, February 16, 1999 08:10 PM

My great grandfather, William Thomas Wilson, born 4 Nov, 1854, in Green Co. Pa., died and is buried in Topeka, on 19 Oct, 1916. Does anyone have access to his obituary?, or can someone tell me how to get this info? Thanks.