Unknown Kansas Location Queries


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Queries July - Sept. 2002

Addy, Baker, Beard, Bell, Bolen, Byrum, Ceckler, Cozad, Dixon, Evard, Fannon, Garner, Gray, Hastings, Hutchinson, Hutton, Kubitscheck, Larimore, Lathrops, MacDonald, McDonald, McDowell, Meridian, Morrison, Parmeter, Raymer, Routh, Schrimer, Shaffner, Shaul, Staley, Walker, Watson, Weltmer, Woodman, Younk, ?Arkansas City

Topic: Beard, Fort Leavenworth, Kansan
From: Loretta Beard l.g.beard@worldnet.att.net
Date: Saturday, September 28, 2002 05:13 PM

I have this information in a family history biographical sketch of our BEARD ancestor: John Henry Beard

"When 14 years of age he left home and made his way to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, where he engaged with a Government train, as teamster, on a trip to Salt Lake City."

Where would I find information on this? What county is Fort Leavenworth in?

From: Dave Goldy davegoldy@swbell.net
Date: Monday, September 30, 2002 02:05 AM


Fort Leavenworth is located in the City of Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas.


From: Renne Blocker im2funny4u@juno.com
Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2002 01:31 PM

I am seeking info on my grandmother FLORENCE LATHROP. I have very little info on her. She was born in 1888 in Kansas. That is all the info I have to go on. She moved to Blandford,Ma. sometime in the early 1900's as she married a man with the surname Maddox, and had two daughters with him by 1909--the daughters were Clara and Elsie(Elsye)Maddox. Florence married Jesse HARRINGTON sometime before 1911 and moved to NY. I believe they may have lived in Keeseville, N.Y when they first married but moved to Syracuse by 1912 where they had a daughter named Bessie. Florence had a brother named CLAYTON LATHROP, and he settled in Syracuse, NY also. Florence had 6 children: Clara and Elsie Maddox, Bessie,Charles, Roberta,Herbert HARRINGTON. I would appreciate any info you could provide me with. Thanks, Renne Blocker

Topic: Donald MACDONALD/MCDONALD from Prince Edward Islan
From: Peter Macdonald pico@netc.net
Date: Friday, September 20, 2002 05:17 PM

I am researching a Donald MacDonald and family who left Prince Edward Island, Canada in 1874 and went to Kansas. He arrived in Prince Edward Island in 1829 on the Mary Kennedy from the Isle of Skye, Scotland.

Does anyone have any information on MacDonalds who immigrated to Kansas about this time?


Topic: Mariah Dixon
From: Cathy Meyerhofer chick70@netins.net
Date: Friday, September 20, 2002 05:13 PM

I`m looking for info on Mariah Dixon. She was living in Belleville in 1914.

Topic: Ceckler from Kansas to Colorado
From: Joy Hawkins joyh@desert-express.com
Date: Friday, September 20, 2002 12:59 AM

I am looking for anyone who might have information on the Ceckler name. He was from Scotland and she was from Kansas, unknown county. They had a daughter Anna May Ceckler who was born around 1897 also in Kansas, County unknown. She married my husbands G-Grandfather in 1914. They live all their married lives in Colorado. The Ouray, Silverton, Telluride Area. You can reach me @ joyh@desert-express.com Thanks, in advance!

Topic: Dr. Simeon Bishop Bell
From: Frances Kelly wearecelts@aol.com
Date: Thursday, September 19, 2002 04:49 PM

Am researching my ggggrandfather, Dr. Simeon Bishop Bell. I know he married twice, but am looking for the names and spouses of his siblings and children. His father was Jabesh Bell. He was a doctor during the Border Wars, and into the Civil War, serving in the 13th KSM. He received a concussion from Quantrill and his raiders, requiring him to return back to NJ for a steel implant in his head. His firs wife, Eleanor Taylor, bore him 10 children. I only know of the names of a few. Since I descend from his first wife, that is my primary focus.

Feel free to correspond on this thru WeAreCelts@aol.com, using something about Bell in the subject line, please. Thank you for your interest.

Topic: Allen Addy
From: Barbara Toppins btoppins@qn.net
Date: Monday, September 16, 2002 09:03 PM

Searching for descendants of Allen Addy/Harriett Penisten Addy. All help appreciated btoppins@qn.net

Topic: Morrison
From: Carlene Morrison chalfort@earthlink.net
Date: Monday, September 16, 2002 12:20 PM

Would someone be so kind as to check a 1900 Kansas Census Index for me for a BARNETT MORRISON. In doing a Family Finder Search, he is listed as being in both Oklahoma and Kansas. I knew about Oklahoma but not Kansas. I have no idea what county it might be. An index lookup would be much appreciated and would keep me going in the right direction. Thanks to anyone who responds.

Topic: arkansas city Mirror yr books for 1938 1939
From: sheila henderson hondorae@ponyexpress.net
Date: Saturday, September 14, 2002 09:33 PM

Hi I am in possession of 2yr books (Mirror) from arkansas city ks for the yrs 1938 +1939. Will do lookups for anyone. I am trying to find a home for these books. sheila

Topic: Kubitscheck/Schrimer/J W Walker
From: Mary Bowers jeanbow@ionet.net
Date: Thursday, September 12, 2002 10:14 PM

Looking for information on the following people Bertha/Walker/ Kubitscheck Edith/Walker/Schrimer J W Walker any help would be greatly appreciated Jean

Topic: Byrum
From: Susan Speer mmonroe27@aol.com
Date: Thursday, September 12, 2002 08:31 PM

Effie Byrum, born 12/12/1883, possibly in Kansas, married to Fletcher (William[?]) Trimmer, died June 1976 in Silver City, Iowa. These are my great-grandparents, being my mother's father's parents. I am looking for any information regarding the Byrum family. If you have any information to share, please email me at MMonroe27@aol.com. Thank you.

Topic: Watson
From: Lindsie Banning thebannings@netzero.com
Date: Sunday, September 08, 2002 10:32 PM

Looking for information on Francis Dudley Watson: dob: 3/22/1875 in Indian Territory, Kansas. He married Idell Ellen Henderson. Francis Dudley Watson is my Great Grandfather.

Thank you for your time and response.


Topic: Baker, Brown co. vs. Crawford co.
From: Flo Bosscher arleene2000@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday, September 08, 2002 09:39 PM

I have an printout from the LDS history center. It is a census record for John and Malinda Hook. It is from Baker, Crawford, Kansas in the yr 1880. Now I have looked at the maps and I cannot reconcile how the town of Baker could mistakenly be assigned to Crawford co. Since the two counties are so far apart I fail to see how changing lines would move this town from one county to the other. Can anyone give me some insight into this?

From: Phyllis Funk phylfunk@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday, September 08, 2002 10:15 PM

In Crawford County, Kansas, BAKER is a TOWNSHIP rather than a town. The town of Baker is in Brown County. Townships are just another division of the county. Lots of confusing things are done when naming areas - Kansas has a city of Wichita but it is not even close to Wichita County; we have a town of Ottawa but it is no where close to Ottawa County. Confusing.

Topic: losted woodman family
From: Gretchen Sisco thyrza2002@aol.com
Date: Sunday, September 08, 2002 08:58 PM

need help with finding frank haskell woodman sr and clan any help would be wonderful thanks

From: DINORA FISCHER mfischer@infostations.com
Date: Saturday, September 07, 2002 07:29 PM

Looking for my Great-Grandfather Henry Evard. I think he died between the years 1908 and 1910. In that time period he was in the southeast corner of Kansas, do not know which county. Would like some help on finding how to get the obits for that time period.

Topic: Attilla M. Hutchinson family
From: Charles Hutchinson chashut@aol.com
Date: Saturday, September 07, 2002 03:34 PM

This family (wife: Elizabeth Otis and children: Mabel P. Harry, and Clarence) moved from Waseca, MN in 1888. Attilla M. is a homeopathic physician. Beyond this All I know is that Mabel and husband were wheat farming in 1910-1915. 1900 census index might turn them up.

Date: Tuesday, September 10, 2002 05:10 PM

From the 1900 Soundex Kansas

Vol. 43 ED 206 Sheet 9 Line 46
Reno Co, Hutchinson, Street: Sherman St. E House #: 300
Hutchinson, Attilla M, W B. Feb 1847, age 53, New York
Hutchinson, Elizabeth, W, July 1850, 49 Wisconsin
Clarence, S, May 1884, 16 Wisconsin
Harold L, S, Jan 1879, 21 Minnesota
Mable F, D.L., Mar 1878, 22 Kansas
Paul F, G.S. Apr 1898, 1 Kansas

Couldn't find him in 1910 soundex.
Good Luck!

Topic: Bolen
From: Philip Bolen pmbo@aol.com
Date: Friday, September 06, 2002 12:13 AM

Could you see if you could find an Adison L.R.(probably Lee Roy)Bolen in the 1870 Kansas censuses, sorry I don't have a county I've only recently started to try and find my great-grandfather who is listed in the 1900 census as being born in 1863 Kansas. I was always told that his name was Arthur Lee Roy, but now have definite proof that his name was Adison L.R. Bolen, a land patent that matches tax book entries. Thanks for any help, advise etc. that you may provide.

From: Dave Goldy davegoldy@swbell.net
Date: Sunday, September 15, 2002 01:07 AM


From the Index to the 1870 Federal Census of the State of Kansas......

BOLEN, George, page 200 Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth County
BOLEN, James, page 359, Walnut Township, Atchison County
BOLEN, Millie, page 203, Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth County
BOLEN, William, page 458, Wakarusa Twonship, Douglas County

Note that this index is a Head of Household index only. You will have to check each listing to find Adison L.R. Bolen with his family.

If you do not have access to the Federal Census films, you could also look in the State of Kansas Census films for 1865 and 1875. The Kansas State Historical Society has the state census films available for interlibrary loan. They also have ALL PERSON INDEXES available for interlibrary loan for the 1865 and 1875 censuses.

This is the link to their main census page. Go there and then to the 1865 link and the 1875 link to get the microfilm number to interlibrary loan. Also take a look at the interlibrary loan policies.


If you have any questions, let me know.

Dave Goldy
Overland Park, Johnson County, KS


Topic: Meridian, Kansas
From: Lea Padrta lapadrta@aol.com
Date: Tuesday, August 27, 2002 12:40 PM

I am researching the family of my birth father, John Oscar Brady. John had a sister, named either Daisy or Orla, who married a William Fuller and they resided in what I am told was a town called Meridian, Kansas. Is anyone aware of this town/area? What county was it in? John also had a brother named James Brady who was allegedly killed in Kansas in the late 1930s does this sound familiar to anyone?

From: Dave Goldy davegoldy@swbell.net
Date: Wednesday, August 28, 2002 10:38 PM


There is a Meridian Township in McPherson County and a town of Meriden in Jefferson County. I will take a look for these folks in the published marriage and tombstone indexes for Jefferson County.

Dave Goldy
Overland Park, Johnson County, KS


Topic: John Cozad
From: Carolyn Hidlebaugh hidlebaugh@machlink.com
Date: Sunday, August 25, 2002 06:52 AM

Does any one have information for John Cozad who married Lottie Ellen Willory??? I am not sure of the spelling of last name it is hard to read. Parents Wm H and Rachel Willory??? Lottie was born June 17, 1869 in Kansas. John was born May 1 1862 in ILL. John and Lottie had travelled with a wagon train to Cheney Spokane County Washington. Where they made there new home. Thanks for any and all help. Carolyn

Topic: samantha Fannon-weltmer family
From: karen filiatrault kfiliatrault@prodigy.net
Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2002 09:34 PM Originally Posted 21-Aug-2002 21:28

anyone knowing the whereabouts of the Weltmer family of the Smith Center kansas, please cntact me. I have a picture of a young man and lady that may be cousins of my great-grandmother. Her name was Samantha Fannon of Havana Missouri. It was said she was raised from an infant by the Weltmer family, because her parents were killed in an ambush. I am seeking info. she married Hiram Alexander.

Topic: Larimore (Larrimore) KS
From: Vida Tattrie vireo@mackbc.com
Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2002 01:38 PM

I have an entry in an autograph book that belonged to my grandfather from his mother. It is dated March 11, 1885 and has as an address Larimore KS. I can't find out anything on this town. Was it a town at one time? If so, which County was it in? My grandfather's name was John Q. Adams, and his mother was Mary C. Adams (Turner).
Any help would be appreciated.
Vida Tattrie

From: Ardie Grimes mad_genealogist@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2002 03:48 PM

According to "Kansas Post Offices" by Robert W. Baughman, Larimore was located in Franklin County. The Post Office existed from 01 Aug 1881 to 23 May 1887, when the name was changed to Imes. Imes post office was discontinued in 1917. The first postmaster at Larimore and Imes was Harmon Imes.

Topic: Younk Routh
From: Tom Crain fishntc@aol.com
Date: Wednesday, August 14, 2002 05:28 PM

Looking for help on finding a birth place for Charles Younkin born 17 June 1924 kansas, also a marriage between Charles and Bettie Marie Routh 1940-1950, also any death info or obit for each Charles Younkin died 28 Nov 1991 Wichita, Sedgwick Co., and Bettie died 25 dec 1993 Wichita, Sedgwick Co.,...

Much Thanks
Tom fishntc@aol.com

From: Dave Goldy davegoldy@swbell.net
Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2002 11:45 AM


Try this site for obituaries. They have scrapbooks of obituary clippings from The Wichita Eagle and Beacon papers. They will abstract the information for $3.00 per name. A search at this site produced 29 hits on the surname Younkin.


Birth records are maintained by the State of Kansas. Marriage records can be found at the Clerk of the District Court. Go to this link and click on the link for "Vital Records" for more information.


Hope this helps

Dave Goldy
Overland Park, Johnson County, KS

Topic: Raymer, McDowell.,Breckenridge
From: Earleen Packard earleenpackard@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday, August 10, 2002 08:19 AM

I am looking for my great grandmothers family. I know she was a Raymer before she married Sam McDowell in Miami county Kansas. Her Name was Sue Mae Raymer, in her death notice in the Louisburg paper, is said that her mother was alive and her name was Sue Mae Raymer. Any information would be appricate.
Earleen email address is earleenpackard @hotmail.com

Topic: Staley-Pottawatomie County From: Jenean Carpenter joncarpenter@comcast.net Date: 7/16/2002 02:32 PM

I am looking for information about my great grand father. His name was James Harry Staley. He was married to Jeannette Miller who I believe was from OK. They had a lot of children. James Harry Jr, Alice, Winnie, Virgil, Harold and Horace (they were twins). I have heard that there was another set of twins, but I don't know there names. My Grandfather Horace was born in Pottawatomie county. I know that James Harry died in Californi as did James Harry Jr. I do not know where Jeannette or died. I would like to hear from anyone who is researching this family. Thanks for taking time to read this!! Jenean

Topic: Shaffner, Parmeter, Gray, Shaul, *Olathe* 1880's From: Judith Bresch breschs@hotmail.com Date: 7/14/2002 03:37 PM

Schafner/Shaffner, James and Ellen J. & Charlie Parmeter, Matilda A. Gray, Levi Shaul, Nancy Barnhouse Shaul, Pickett, all living in Olathe in 1800's & early 1900"s.
Jessie, Hazel and Gertrude Shaffner graduated from Olathe High School in 1915-1918ish. Another sister was Helen Annette.
Their mother was Flora Belle Shaul Shaffner married to Cyrus.

Topic: Zachariah Hastings Family From: Roger Taft Date: 7/13/2002 09:41 AM

I am the great-grandson of Zachariah Simpson Hastings (1838-abt1915) who resided in Kansas. My grandfather, Milton Milo Hastings (1884-1957), was his youngest of 7 children, who I had the pleasure of knowing. I am interested in finding out about the other children and their descendants of whom I know only the names:
Wiley Warren Hastings
Clara Charlotte Hastings
Edith Elizabeth Hastings
Harry Howell Hastings
Paul Pardee Hastings
Otho Ono Hastings
Any information will be much appreciated.

From: Kelly Hull (puzzler@osprey.net) Date: 7/14/2002 07:43 AM

According to my 1880 census index, Z. S. Hastings, minister, age 42, was living with his wife and 4 children Center township, Atchison County, Kansas on page 463B. Kelly Hull puzzler@osprey.net http://www.ksgenweb.com/atchison/schools.html has that Z. S. Hastings did the invocation of a H.S. graduation, Wednesday May 24, 1916 NEAT

Topic: Wiley or Weiley Garner From: Joseph Garner jgarner@frischhertz.com Date: 7/1/2002 08:23 PM

Am searching for info on Wiley (Lonnie) Garner, born around early 1900's in Mississippi or Louisiana. Had daughter, Elizabeth Joan Garner. Daughter is believed to live in Topeka, Kansas. Any information on Wiley's death, which we think can be found in Kansas, would be greatly appreciated.
Also, if info is found on Elizabeth, please forward. Thank you!

Topic: Hutton Census Lookup From: Jim Smith jlsmith@freenet.tlh.fl.us Date: 7/1/2002 02:54 PM

I need a census index Lookup for 1900.
Henry Patrick HUTTON, born 1860 Ireland, living in an unknown county, possibly Neosho.

Thanks all,

Jim Smith jlsmith@freenet.tlh.fl.us

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