Baker, Benn, Berger, Brady, Chapin, Chapman, Coop, Drain, Elkins, Elkins, Gardner, Goff, Houdashelt, King, Lamb, Mallon, Manchester, Martin, McGuire, McKelvy, Morse, Palmer, Paul, Scates, Sperry, Springer, Thompson, Tubaugh, ?Typhoid Fever, Wrede

Unknown Kansas Location Queries


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Queries Jan. - Mar. 2003

Topic: Joe Paul and wife Mary Chapman, son Joseph Paul
From: Beverly Mathias
Date: Saturday, March 22, 2003 04:17 PM

Looking for family of a Joe Paul born in Kansas, married Mary Chapman who was born in VA. Their son Joseph Paul was born 1814 in TN and married Sarah/Sally Burchett/Burket. They moved from TN to Ky around time of Civil War. The children of Joseph Paul and Sarah/Sally Burchett/Burket were John David Paul 1868 KY, Samantha Paul 1870 KY; Sarah Paul 1859 TN; Samuel J Paul 1861 TN; and Polly Paul 1872 KY.

Topic: Martin/Mallon Search
From: Sandy Martin
Date: Saturday, March 08, 2003 04:19 PM

Trying to locate family surnames Martin or Mallon but do not know which counties they might have been in...only that they were in Kansas for a time cir. 1879-1902. In case anyone else has run across these names in your search please let me know.

Topic: William Chapin
From: Nancy Moreland
Date: Friday, March 07, 2003 11:35 PM

Looking for family of William Chapin & Sara B unknown. Children William W b. Kansas 1874, and Luly b. Kansas 1876. Luly was my grandmother.

Topic: Elkins
From: Babe french
Date: Friday, February 28, 2003 04:41 PM

My Elkins ancestors resided in Ks.IN late1800's ,John And Julia Hutchens Elkins and had Lodiza Jane,Leroy,John JR.,Martha Elizabeth, and Mary Ann. How can I find out about them?

Topic: Morse/ Brady HELP !!!!HELP!!!!!!
From: Shelley Thompson
Date: Friday, February 21, 2003 05:55 PM

Hello, I am looking for information on my g & ggrand parents
I know that my grandfather Frank Earl Brady lived in the town of Salina in 1917. I don't know the county name. I think I remember my father saying that my grandfather was with his mothers family.My gg.grandfathers name that I have been told was George Morse. His daughter,Elva Mae(may) married my g grandfather,Charles Brady. I have some information but not much & I have nothing on the Morse family's there anyone out there that can help me fill in the blanks. of fill in some of the blanks? Is there family out there trying to search like I am. If I can help you I am willing to any way that I can. PLEASE CONTACT ME AT:
Thank you,

Topic: McGuire's of Kansas
From: Robert Randall
Date: Monday, February 17, 2003 10:44 AM

Hello Listers,
I am looking for information on the following McGuire's. Francis b. 1800 Tenn. m. Rebecca Jane Tarwater
Squire b. 1805 Tenn. m. Sarah O'Dell
John McGuire b. 1810 to 1812 Tenn.
m. Nancy Wheat

All these McGuire men are found in the 1830 Missouri Census. Francis and Squire are found in the 1850 Iowa Census and are buried there. I understand that some of our McGuire's emigrated through Kansas and some even stayed,( even though I know not where.) during the years of the land rush.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you for your time and help,

Please contact me direct at:

Topic: Goff, Finney County
From: Robert Goff
Date: Monday, February 17, 2003 01:46 AM

I have relatives who use to live in Finney County Kansas. If there is any information about this county or the Goff Family I would be interested in hearing from them.

Topic: Scates Cemetery in Kanopolis, Ellsworth Co.
From: penny williams
Date: Saturday, February 15, 2003 05:48 PM

I am looking for information about a Scates Cemetery locates on the Scates farm in Ellsworth or Kanopolis, Ellsworth Co. My great great grandfather Elisha Scates was reported to have moved to Ellsworth, Kansas with wife Sarah Pinkerton, and sons John R. Scates and Thomas A. Scates around 1860 and settled near the Thompson creek. Elisha is reported to have lived on the same farm until 1895. John R. is reported to have stood guard for the Indians at Fort Harper at Kanopolis. Any information about this family line or the locations of the cemetery or farm would be appreciated. Thank you.
Penny Scates Williams

Topic: Houdashelt, Dad's Family
From: Heather Houdashelt
Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2003 02:01 AM

My dad's family came from Kansas and trying
to locate any family and information.

His Fathers Name: Claude M. Houdashelt
Date of Birth 11/19/1894 in Kansas
Died 03/06/1994 in California
He was married twice.
My mother's dad was: Vivien Goldie Hole(I think was her maiden name)
Date of Birth 12/24/1895
Died 06/1968 in California

Any and all help is appreciated. Thank you.

Heather Houdashelt

Topic: Squire Coop
From: cheryl campbell
Date: Thursday, January 30, 2003 08:51 PM

I am looking for any information on Squire E. Coop who born on 2/3/1880 somewhere in Kansas. Thank you very much.

Date: Friday, January 31, 2003 08:10 AM

Hello, I found him at the LDS site in the 1880 census. Father was David Coop, they have his named spelled Sgire Coop. They were in Lincoln, Smith Co., Kansas.


Topic: SPERRY, Charles
From: Tacy Lewis
Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2003 06:21 PM

Looking for Charles S SPERRY, b ca 1822 NY/NJ, res Vinton Co OH 1840-1860. Believe him to be the Charles Sperry in Smith Center, KS in 1880 census, but not listed there in 1885 census, nor in any cemetery records there. Where did he go? I understand a grasshopper plague hit Smith Center in that time period, and many moved on to Colby, Thomas Co KS as well as points west. He had a family in OH, and apparently a second family in KS, so should be lots of descendants. Will share earlier generations. Tacy

From: Marizelda Watson
Date: Saturday, January 25, 2003 08:25 PM

I'm looking for Mrs. Hugh (Grace) Ransom who lived in Freeport, KS in 1981. I have a copy of a letter you sent to the Public Library in Winchester, KY. I'm a descendant of J. W. Palmer! If anyone 'out there' knows Mrs. Ransom, or is related, please contact me!! We're looking for information that you may have.

Marizelda Watson (g-g-granddaughter of J. W. Palmer)

From: Velma Nelson
Date: Friday, January 24, 2003 01:09 AM

My g grandfather David BERGER, and his wife Caroline Shackley BERGER are listed in Arkansas, Cowley Co. 1880 census. David was a wagonmaker by trade. He was born in
PA. He was a member of a Lutheran Church in PA, and a
member of the Congregational United Church of Keosauqua IA.
How long did they live in Cowley Co.? Were they affilated with a local church? Did he die while in Cowley Co.? Any
information would be greatly .appreciated

Topic: Manchester
From: Carla McFarland
Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2003 03:32 PM

I'm trying to locate the town of Manchester Kansas. It maybe close to Abilene in Dickinson County. I was there as a small child and I believe I may have relatives buried at the Keystone Cemetery located there. Thanks

Topic: Clay J. Benn
From: rhonda wilson
Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2003 12:13 AM

Looking for information on Clay J. Benn. He was born in 1889 in Arkansas. I understand he was in Kansas, "got in trouble", changed his name to James Edward Ford - and left the state for California. I am looking for information on when and what the "trouble" was.

Can anyone help?

Topic: gardner family
From: Florence Kohn
Date: Monday, January 20, 2003 10:17 AM

i am looking for any information on Andrew J Gardner born abt.1845 died abt.1879 married to Mary Melissa Black. and had several children my grandfather was John Raymond Gardner born 4-2-1879 supposedly in Longton Kansas. but as of yet i have not been able to find any information on any of them in Kansas.
any help would be greatly appreciated.
Florence Kohn

Topic: Typhoid Fever
From: Glenna Coffey
Date: Saturday, January 18, 2003 10:55 AM

My great grandfather died in Kansas in 1886, and it was said he died while homesteading of typhoid fever. I would like to know if there was a particular county where typhoid was epidemic, as I would like to find his death notice. His name was Wm. M. Stauffer. Any information would be appreciated and please use e-mail to let me know. Glenna Coffey

Topic: Pliny Lamb&unknown Drain
From: Betty VanLeer
Date: Sunday, January 12, 2003 09:24 AM

Pliny Lamb b. about 1831 m. Olive Gilbert b. 1831 in 1869 in Rossville, Illinois. Olive had a sister Mary E. b. 1834 who married an unknown Drain, not in Illinois. According to the "Biographical Sketches of Citizens of Vermilion Co., Illinois" both girls went to Kansas after 1869.
The parents of Olive and Mary E are Samuel Gilbert and Elizabeth Dougherty Ferrior Gilbert. It was the second marriage for both.
There was a Dougherty family in Kansas about this time, a Francis Lemuel Dougherty who had a large family. Francis was related to both Olive and Mary through their mother.
Would like to find both these couples. I have not found them in the census. Please help. Thanks

Topic: Charles Springer
From: Roselene Springer
Date: Friday, January 10, 2003 08:34 PM

Charles Springer, b. 1870 in Iowa. Moved to Doniphan Co. Kansas sometime after 1920. He shows up in the 1930 Census in Denton, Kansas. According to his brothers obituary he was still living in Denton in 1937. I am looking for a date of death. I have a list of Springers that were buried in Doniphan Co. Neither Charles or his wife appeared on the list.

Topic: McKelvy
From: Kimberly Lyon
Date: Thursday, January 09, 2003 08:15 PM

I am searching for McKelvy's in Waterville, KS. I am unsure whether it is Marshall Co. or Riley Co.

From: Dave Goldy
Date: Saturday, January 11, 2003 01:05 AM


It is in Marshall County KS. There is both a township of Waterville and a populated place named Waterville in the county. Search at this link, leave the county and feature boxes empty.

Dave Goldy
Overland Park, KS

Topic: Baker/King
From: Mary Iseli
Date: Sunday, January 05, 2003 02:02 PM

I am looking for a location known as sauseplace???
On my gr/grandfather and grandmothers marriage license it lists his being from Independence Ks and she from Sauseplace.
His name was Henry Baker and she Hannah King M: Aug 1 1885
Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

Topic: Descendents of John ( Henry?) Wrede and Adeline De
From: Cricket Hackmann
Date: Friday, January 03, 2003 01:17 PM

I am looking for information on my great grandmother's family. Margaret Elizabeth Wrede was born January 10, 1876 in St. Louis, Missouri, died May 27, 1933 in Belleville, St. Clair County, IL. According to her death certificate, her father was John Wrede (born in Germany) and her mother's maiden name was Adeline Deaton. Her obituary says that she had 7 brothers and sisters, who were all living in Kansas.

Margaret Wrede married John Eifert (born in Kentucky) about 1896, and had three children by this marriage: Julia Eifert, b. 1897; George Eifert, b. 1899; and John Eifert, b. after 1899. After her first husband died, she married Edward Adam Keller in 1918, and her youngest child, Margaret Anne Keller was born in 1919. I found her in the 1920 and 1930 St. Louis census', as Margaret Keller.

According to both census', Margaret's father John (or Henry) Wrede was born in Germany, and his first language was German. Her mother (Adeline Deaton Wrede)was born in Pennyslvania. I have searched the 1880 census index's for any Wrede husbands and wives who fit this description, but I'm coming up empty.

Margaret's youngest daughter remembers taking trips with her mother to Topeka KS to visit relatives -- and since her obituary said that she had 7 brothers/sisters who lived in Kansas, I thought I would see if any of their descendents still lived in the Shawnee County area. If any of this sounds familiar, please contact me. I'd be happy to share information.

Cricket Hackmann

Topic: Tubaugh famil
From: marilyn nething
Date: Wednesday, January 01, 2003 06:54 PM

in the forgotten settlers, I have found a Peter and Rosa B Tubaugh. Can anyone give me any info about any Tubaugh's from Kansas. All is appreciated.

Marilyn Tubaugh Nething

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