Unknown Kansas Location Queries


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Queries Apr. - June 2002

Alexander, Annis, Babcock, Beal, Bedegrew, Bryant, Butcher, Chadwick, Child, Clark, Cummings, CUZZINS, Dabar, Danes, Davis, Elliott, ESTES, Frazier, Gardner, Gardner, Griner, Johnson, Johnston, Leonard, Loftis, Mathei, Mathey, McCaffrey, McGill, Meixell, Mikesell, Miller, Morrison, Piedmont, Pinter, Powell, Prewett, Shobe, Smith, Smith, Standley, Todd, Trude, Tucker, Wagner, Wellman, Wolf, Wolf, Wolf, Wolf

Topic: McGill, Smith, Miller
From: Billie Bet billie@scattercreek.com
Date: Friday, June 28, 2002 05:09 PM

Searching; MCGILL,Elizabeth,with several siblings still in Sedan, also SMITH,Reuban,and MILLER,Josh, all went to Wa state,about 1880. any info, please

Topic: Phoebe Jane Babcock & Henry Griner
From: MaryAnn Stamper mastamper@olypen.com
Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2002 09:18 PM

My 2greatsgrandfather, Henry Griner, b.Jan.1826 in PA married Phoebe Jane Babcock in KS, moved to OR. After Phoebe's death, he returned to KS for her sister Susan. Any info on any of these names?

Topic: James Sterling Smith
From: Dru Vodra vodra@dc.infi.net
Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2002 09:02 PM

I am looking for James Sterling Smith who was born about 1860 in Kansas. I do not know his parents. He moved to California sometime in the 1880's. Any information, would be appreciated.

From: Dave Goldy davegoldy@swbell.net
Date: Saturday, June 29, 2002 11:55 PM


You might want to ILL micro films for the 1865 and 1875 All Person Indices for the 1865 and 1875 State of Kansas Censuses.

They are available from the Kansas State Historical Society.

Home page... www.kshs.org

Census page... Their site appears to be down now 11:50 PM June 29th

So go to their home page, take the link to "Research & Collections" scroll down the page and take the link to "Census Kansas & Federal..." then take the link to 1865/1875. Have your librarian order the films. Note the the Indices are 16mm film. Most films are 35mm.

If you have any questions, let me know

Dave Goldy
Overland Park, KS


Topic: Wagner, Saline County
From: FARRELL WAGNER f.j.wagner@att.net
Date: Sunday, June 23, 2002 07:02 AM

Looking For Family Of David Oliver Wagner who lived around Brookville Saline Co.He had a son George E. They had a farm with a swimming pond for the public. in the early 1900 Farrell Wagner f.j.wagner@att.net

Topic: Trude
From: Pam Reinhart pam_reinhart@yahoo com
Date: Monday, June 17, 2002 06:13 PM

I have just learned that my ggrandfather, William Trude(b. 1851 in Poughill, England) left Lockport, NY around the turn of the century and went to Kansas, where he remarried and had more children. He died in 1911...I guess in Kansas. Any help in tracking him would be appreciated.

Topic: Piedmont
From: James Owens jimjo5213@aol.com
Date: Thursday, June 13, 2002 01:25 PM

Where is the Piedmont area of Kansas? I have read some of my ancesters settled their in the late 1880's/90's. Thank your very much. Jim Owens jimjo5213@aol.com

From: Debbie M rdmu85@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday, June 13, 2002 05:54 PM

Piedmont is in Greenwood Co. in SE Kansas.



Topic: Pinter Family
From: Bev Barnes bgbarnes9252@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2002 10:51 AM

Please, can anyone help me find the Pinter family in Kansas? I know that the widow, Magdelena Pinter moved to Ks with her daughter, Helen and other children (poss. Gregory and mary) to somewhere in Ks. They then moved to El Reno Ok and then back to Ks. If anyone can help, you can be my new best friend. Thanks, Bev

Topic: Gardner, elk county
From: Florence Kohn genenfrosty@myfamily.com
Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2002 09:38 PM i am trying to find a andrew gardner born between 1830 and 1860

Topic: Butcher, George and Fred
From: Janie Russell janierus8@cs.com
Date: Sunday, June 09, 2002 07:27 PM

Hi, I'm trying to track my husbands Great Grandfather, George Butcher. The only information I have on him is from the census record saying that he was born in New Jersey, but his son Fred Butcher was born in Kansas. Fred was born circa 1885. In my research, on every line, I have found that the families (Parents, Children, and Grandparents) all migrated together. I'm hoping that someone is searching in Kansas for this Butcher line and may be missing a George Butcher. George lived with his son, Fred Butcher and wife, Martha Ailey Butcher, and died in Stroud, Oklahoma.

I would appreciate any tidbit on any Butchers, that I can check out.

Appreciate your time!
Janie Russell

Topic: Robert J. Wolf
From: Jamie Ritchie ritchie1953@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday, June 04, 2002 05:09 AM

Robert was married to a woman name Nellie.Children was:
Arlo W.
Duane O
Harry R.
They were in Washington Co of Charleston Twp.
Please contact me if this is your families for they are part of mine.Jamie

Topic: Rusty Powell
From: Lawrence Cunningham cunning@ymail.yu.edu
Date: Monday, June 03, 2002 11:58 AM

Trying to track down Rusty Powell, born in Texas on July 20, 1961, moved to Wilmington, Delaware and lived there through the mid-1970s and then moved to Kansas. Please write to me at cunning@ymail.yu.edu with any information. Thanks!

From: DIANA JOHNSON shadiacr@wcnet.org

Topic: Edwards County: ALEXANDER. Charles
From: Sandy Daniel danielfarms@nidlink.com
Date: Sunday, May 26, 2002 08:00 PM

I am looking for Charles "Woodford" Alexander (friends called him WOODY). He was born in Kinsley KS in 1870's. Worked in the rail road was a section foreman. Married a Hattie MEDLEY 1890's ?
Thank you

Topic: James Polk Todd s/o Col. Joe B. Todd
From: Gwendolyn Dalseg dalseg@cnw.com
Date: Sunday, May 26, 2002 11:44 AM

Dear List,

I am trying to locate information concerning my great-great grandfather James Polk Todd. I do not know where he might of lived in Kansas, just that his oldest daughter was born here as stated in the 1900 census for Caldwell County, North Carolina. Can't find a marriage record in NC so I think he married possibly in Kansas also. James was born 1862 and married sometime around 1882-83 as his oldest was born in 1884. His first wife dies around 1890 after he returns to NC. Any information would be appreciated even just a county to look into.

Gwendolyn Prater Dalseg

Topic: Danes, Miami Co.
From: Karen Gullish kgullish@aol.com
Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2002 09:57 PM

I am looking for any information on Charles E Danes and his wife Carrie Danes. Charles is my greatgrandfather that we lost track of after he and my g-grandmother divorced. I found him and Carrie on the 1920 Census, working at the State Hospital. Carrie died May 2, 1938 and is buried with Charles in the Elmdale Cemetery. Thank You for any info. Karen Gullish

Topic: Dabar/Wolf
From: Jamie Ritchie ritchie1953@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2002 07:25 AM

There a Dabner Married to Lotte Wolf moved to Fairbury,NE. There children were John Dabner and Wave Dabner. Wave married a man whom was in the Jewelry business in Washington Co.Washington,Ks. I'm looking for Lotte Wolf Dabner and children. This is all I know from the letter I received. Hope you can help me with little information.

Lotte parents were Franklin and Joanna Wolf lived and died in Washington Co.Washington,Ks. There had Land there. Jamie

Topic: Loftis / Shobe
From: Hal Phillips PHillips shobe.descendants@cox.net
Date: Friday, May 10, 2002 10:16 AM

1900 census of Cherokee nation lists
Loftis, W. H. Sep 56, IL
Ida, wife Jan 1862 md 3 yr
Shobe, Earl mar 1894 KS Step son
Shobe, Osker jan 1895 KS Step son
Shobe, Nellie May 1896 KS Step Dau
Loftis, Allic OCt 1884 AR dau
Loftis, Nettie Sep 87 dau

I am interested in learning more about this family.
Hal Phillips

Topic: looking for Indian ancestry-Standley surname
From: American Standley terrier@arbuckleonline.com
Date: Sunday, May 05, 2002 06:42 PM

Looking for Indian ancestry Some of the names are Elic or Elick Standley, his sons' name was Eldon Workman Standley.. terrier@arbuckleonline.com Eldon was on an Indian reservation off and on during his youth..

Topic: Meixell/Mikesell, etc.
From: Estella Johnson ekjohnson@att.net
Date: Thursday, May 02, 2002 07:33 AM Can anyone help by telling me which counties I should search for this surname -- Meixell, which has various spellings? The first name is James Patterson, or J P or J Paterson, etc. This surname is difficult to search in indexes, even using wild cards and, especially, using soundex.

A PA Com Bio says: Jacob [Hafer] deceased ...left a family all of whom reside in Michigan except a daughter, who married Paterson Meixell, son of Martin Meixell and lives in Kansas.

I believe the daughter's name to be Mary Frances.

I am looking for census and cemetery records as well as any family connections.


From: Lerlia Marovich lerlia@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2002 11:36 AM


From: BETTY HINES parkhosts@hotmail.com
Date: Friday, April 26, 2002 11:22 PM

Would like any information on family of Joseph Beal, Bluford Gardner, Valaria cuzzins, or Mattie Bryant. All of these are my ancestors and did live in Kansas in the late 1880's. Any information would be appreciated.

From: Charlotte Flock flocks4@junct.com
Date: Wednesday, May 01, 2002 05:23 AM

Did your Cuzzins, ever lived in IL or OH. I have the surname Cuzzins. I would like to know more about your Cuzzins. You can contact me at flocks4@junct.com

Charlotte Flock

Topic: Looking for info on Mathei (Mathey) family
From: Jeanette S French jfrench1@prodigy.net
Date: Friday, April 26, 2002 12:14 PM

My great grandfather's sister, Augusta Nannie Ziegenhagen married a Mathei (Mathey) believed to be from KS. The couple was living in Tacoma, Washington in the early 1900's.

Any information about the Mathei (Mathey)family will be appreciated.

Topic: Joseph Wolf Need the date of death.
From: Jamie Ritchie ritchie1953@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday, April 25, 2002 06:01 PM

I need the date of death. That why I calling out death index in Ks. He had land in Washington Co.Washington,Kansas. Sometime the funeral homes don't keep all records. I done that in Okla. and they told me that. The Health Dept in Okla had it and not the book or films,funeral homes. But that person was buried there. So where do you go from there if nothing in the lib.or anywhere but Heath Dept. has it. I was told the law of Kansas only does the date of death but if you don't have it and no one in the town help you find the death index dates then what next. Good question the the Law of Kansas. What if the Health does have it and only have the date of birth and Land Deed,Census. Pension,other records then what. Jamie

Topic: Child
From: Timothy Stark starkt@aol.com
Date: Monday, April 22, 2002 12:29 PM

searching for the descendants of william h child of saginaw michigan. he settled in kingman, kansan around 1880.

Topic: Death Index on Joseph Wolf born July 21,1860 Pa
From: Jamie Ritchie ritchie1953@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday, April 18, 2002 07:07 AM

Joseph Wolf born July 2,1860 PA moved to Washtington Co.Washington,Ks. Topeka,Ks will not help me without his death date. This man was my ggrandfather.(Census of the 1800 would made him be born in 1858). Land in Washington,Ks. Where his parents Franklin and Joanna Wolf had Land beside him. Really need help. I know he there. PLEASE NEED HELP! Jamie E-mail:ritchie1953@hotmail.com

From: Charlotte Flock flocks4@junct.com
Date: Friday, April 19, 2002 06:41 AM

If you believe he died there in that town, try the funeral homes, see if there is any, complied cemetery indexes. These two places you should be able to find a death date.


Topic: Will Johnson & Bessie Elliott Johnson
From: Dawn Sanderson trailhorse48@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2002 11:08 AM

Looking for this family. will and bessie Johnson they had Roland johnson, monta johnson (Penning) and LaFon Rachelle Johnson (Sanderson) born in 1907 Armourdale, Kansas died in 1973 Liberal missouri, She married a Kenneth Sanderson they had 3 kids a Patricia sanderson (Frazier) Shirley sanderson (Gary) Im trying to find out who the third daughter is and looking for relitives of this family.

Topic: Looking for Finnie Davis (male)
From: Debby Mapp suzieq72955@msn.com
Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2002 08:35 AM

I am looking for a great-great-uncle named Finnie Davis. He was born in Boone County, Missouri sometime between 1875-1890. He was the son of Isaac Robards Davis (b. 9-12-1853) and Joanna Allspach (b. June 1, 1858) I know he was in Kansas at the time of the death of his father, which was in June 1914. I don't know if he ever married, had children, where in Kansas he was located, or even,if he's buried in Kansas....this is really a "cold" search...all references made to him acknowledge his name as "Finnie"; I don't know if this is an "aka" or not. His siblings names were Robert Ort (my grandfather); Lavenia "Beanie"; Rueben, Cora/Clara, Lillie, Laura, Roy Lee, Bessie, Rokie, and possibly, Richard (may be "Rokie")

If anyone can shed any light on this man for me, I'd appreciate hearing from you. Thank you.

Topic: Peter MORRISON Private Detective
From: Gregg Morrison greggm@bigpond.net.au
Date: Monday, April 15, 2002 07:49 PM

I am seeking information on a relative who was, according to family legend, killed in an ambush by the felon he was pursuing somewhere in West Kansas. He apparently was a Private Detective at the time, but was a policeman in Edinburgh Scotland prior to 1862. I don't know when he migrated to the USA or if he was married etc. He had a sister & brother living in Chicago and a brother in Washington State.

Topic: Edward JOHNSTON, ??? ESTES, ??? ANNIS
From: Norma Young nyoung@buncombe.main.nc.us
Date: Monday, April 15, 2002 01:49 AM

Annis Frankie JOHNSTON b. 1886 somewhere in KS. Parents were Edward JOHNSTON & ??? ESTES. Edward JOHNSTON may worked at the Leavenworth Prison.

They did go to OK in the land rush. I think the ANNIS may have been a family surname.

This is my husband's family & I'm just starting the research on his line so I don't have much to go on but will so appreciate any suggestions or help.


Topic: Leonard Family
From: Michelle James sewfine@alltel.net
Date: Sunday, April 07, 2002 12:58 PM

Looking for Inez Minnie Leonard, born in Kansas in 1879 or 1880. Married Otho Spriggins Cole, probably in Kansas around 1905. Children: Floyd M. (b. 1908 in Oklahoma), Willis (b. 1910 in Oklahoma) and Warren (b. 1917 in Colorado).

Topic: Michael Wellman
From: Brock Fillmore brockf@charter.net
Date: Friday, April 05, 2002 03:14 PM

Looking for Michael Wellman b. April 9 1820 (whereabouts unknown), d 1887. Married Alsye(Ailsy) White in 1861. Their son, John Harrison Wellman, was b Nov 30 1871 somewhere in Kansas. He married Myrtle Thompson on Sept 20 1893 and died Jan 6 1922. Does anyone have any information on this name or family?

From: Kelly Hull puzzler@osprey.net
Date: Saturday, May 25, 2002 11:20 AM

I checked in my 1880 US Census index. There is a Michael Wellman, age 49, b. KY with wife Ailcy Wellman, age 44, b. VA and son John H. Wellman, age 8, b. KS living in Sarcoxie, Jefferson Co. KS. According to the index, they are listed on page 314B.

Still having fun in Coffey County KS
Kelly Hull

Topic: William McCaffrey
From: P Turner pfturner@visi.net
Date: Friday, April 05, 2002 12:08 PM

Looking for information and family members on a William D. MCCAFFREY, Birth: 22 October 1885 in Jackson County,Iowa, Death: March 1964 in Kansas. Thanks for any assistance.

Topic: Mary Tucker B. 13 April 1882
From: Prudence Bice r_bice@email.msn.com
Date: Friday, April 05, 2002 11:02 AM

I am trying to find out how to search for the parents of Mary Tucker who was adopted on may 20 1891. I have a copy of the Nebraska court document for her adoption. It list that E.A. Dauvrs(can't read his name- could be Davies) President of the Orphans home Topeka Kansas Guardian of the said Mary Tucker......She is my gg-grandmother and I am trying to trace her line back. Any advice would be helpful. Thank You.
Prudence Bice

Topic: Frazier/Chadwick
From: Kenya Spomer kenya.spomer@eudoramail.com
Date: Thursday, April 04, 2002 10:39 AM

I am searching for my GGgrandfather Louis Frazier who was married to a Miss Chadwick. Their son Edgar Louis Frazier was my Ggrandfather and moved to NM in 1915 from Kansas. Any info would be helpful.

Topic: Clark's
From: Wayne Bates batescaw@vnet.net
Date: Tuesday, April 02, 2002 08:33 PM

Walter Clark b.1887 Girard Ks
Hollie Clark Bro. of Walter
Walter worked in the mines Joplin area.
Wife Irene 3 children
Any info?

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