Unknown Kansas Location Queries


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Queries July - Dec. 2003

Allen, Belknap, Bullington, Chandler, Confederate Burials?, Dickerson, Geiger, Gragert, Hands, Hatfield, Hays Center School, Holbrook, Houston, LeRoy, Lutes, Lutes, Magerus, McBride, McComb, Morrison, Newman, Noland, Penner, Pittman, Potter, Roundup?, Sagawinia, Simpson, Smith, Stadler, Thomas, Tinney, Watson, Williams

Topic: Sagawinia/LeRoy
From: Mrs. Nees danishpb@aol.com
Date: Tuesday, December 30, 2003 06:03 PM

Looking for any information on my blood Grandfather.
Born between 1880 & 1915, Where unknown.
May of went to the CARLISLE Indian school.
Used the last names of LeRoy & Sagawina
For more information ..

Please be forwarned, the picture on my web page is the only one I ever found, and it is the "Last" one ever taken of him.

Please contact me, if you have any information.

Topic: Tinney name
From: Richard N Tinney richtinney@earthlink.net
Date: Tuesday, December 30, 2003 12:11 PM

need information on Andrew L Tinney and Edith Estella Nash. my Grandfather and Grandmother,from abt. 1901 to today I am Richard N Tinney ,up in Junction City KS email richtinney@earthlink.net or phone 785-762-5510

Topic: Pittman
From: donna lange dlange@jvlnet.com
Date: Sunday, December 14, 2003 04:05 PM

Jasper and Henrietta Pittman had the following children born in Kansas, Verna about 1897 and Everett about 1901. We are unable to find them on the 1900 census.
We understand that Jasper worked on the railroad but have no other information. Any help would be appreciated.

Topic: Potter Family Tree
From: Mitch Potter sleazyweasel@aol.com
Date: Monday, December 08, 2003 10:56 AM

My name is mitch potter and I'm looking for information on my family history. If you have any information on the following family names I would greatly appreciate a note back.
Potter, Ellena, Wiess, Ricca, Laderhaus, Menietti, Jorgensen, Button, Gullion, Marks, Bowen, Graves, Cook, Hansen, Nelson, Irvin, Wing, Worthen,

From: Joyce Feldhausen bfeldh@wwwebservice.net
Date: Wednesday, December 10, 2003 10:42 AM

I too have Button and Marks in my family tree. A Charles Marks married Lucy Life and A Milo Or Mike Button (died 1944, Beattie Kansas) married Mary Irene Pierce (born 1879, died 1948 Beattie, Kansas) Are these a match to any of your families??

Topic: Hunting for fredrick williams
From: Willis Williams newheart@snowcrest.net
Date: Monday, December 01, 2003 04:10 PM

I am looking for my uncle, Frederick Williams, born 20 October, 1877. He was captured by Indians and grew up with them. We know he had 1 daughter, Grace Williams who married a man named Wilson. We have hit a brick wall trying to find him. We know a brother was born on Coffeyville, Kansas and his parents went back to Ill. after his capture. Any help would appreciated. Thanks, Will Williams

Topic: SMITH in western Kansas
From: Betsy Lloyd kslloyd@flinthills.com
Date: Sunday, November 09, 2003 07:36 PM

I am looking for information on the SMITH family in western Kansas. Marshall SMITH was in Sheridan County in 1910 and died in Thomas county in 1937. His daughter Minnie SMITH STOFFER was in Thomas county when he died. One son Irvin was in Calvert, KS when he died. Son Ralph was in Phillipsburg, Phillips County. Ralph may have been the middle name for Martin as that is what shows on the 1910 census.All leads are appreciated.

Topic: Simpson - Huntsville, KS
From: Evelyn Bradford meb67delta@arn.net
Date: Thursday, October 30, 2003 04:38 PM

Viola A. Simpson, daughter of James, M. Simpson
In ob: dated 1951, stated she moved with family to Huntsville, KS. Viola moved there when she was 5 yrs. old.
Then moved to OK. at opening of Cherokee Strip in 1893. She would have lived there 7 yrs. Searching James M. Simpson in this time span: James M. came from Tennison, IN.Warrick Co.

Topic: Confederate Burials
From: Jack Sanders jsanders16@cox.net
Date: Thursday, October 30, 2003 11:27 AM

I am interested in finding graves of Confederate soldiers in Kansas. I am with project locate through the Sons of Confederate Veterans. If you know of any such graves, please let me know. For a current list of the graves go to

Topic: John Lutes
From: Kenneth Fawley kcfawley@kconline.com
Date: Monday, October 27, 2003 09:04 PM

Trying to locate a John Lutes, born 12 October, 1813 in Washington County, Pa. He married Christina Donutt in Wayne County, Ohio in 1833. It is said he died somewhere in Kansas, probably in the 1880s. He and his wife are found on the 1880 census of Merrick County, Nebraska. My address is: kcfawley@kconline.com

Topic: Thomas family
From: Barbara Hilliard bhilliard@earthlink.net
Date: Sunday, October 26, 2003 09:31 AM

Am looking for any information on Cadwell Thomas and/or John W. Thomas. John W. Thomas born in OH approx 1840-1844. (father was Laertes (or Laertius) Thomas?) Cadwell was brother of Laertes/Laertius. Does this ring a bell for anyone?

Thanks, Barbara Hilliard

Topic: John Lutes
From: Kenneth Fawley kcfawley@kconline.com
Date: Tuesday, October 21, 2003 08:32 PM

Searching for a John Lutes, born 12 October, 1813 in Washington County, Pa. The family was in Merrick County, Nebraska in 1880. Family heresy say he died at the home of one of his daughters in Kansas, probably in the 1880s. John's wife's name was Christina. Please send any info to: kcfawley@kconline.com

Topic: Emma Kansas Hands
From: Ann Sloan rumorbronte@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday, October 09, 2003 12:49 AM

Searching for information regarding Emma Kansas Hands b. 12/25/1885, Kansas. Mother's given name Edna. Father's given name possibly Walter or Bertrand Hands. Any info greatly appreciated. Have hit stone wall. Thanks.

Topic: Belknap, Smith Albert
From: John Woolson john@woolson.net
Date: Thursday, October 02, 2003 09:00 PM

Searching for descendents of Smith Albert Belknap who moved to Kansas from Nevada, Iowa, early 1900s. He operated a furniture store and was an undertaker in Nevada. I am a great-grandson and have lost contact with the "cousins." john@woolson.net

Topic: Gragert in Kansas
From: Wilhelm Gragert wgragert@t-online.de
Date: Tuesday, September 09, 2003 02:16 AM

I'm looking for Gragerts in Kansas
Any information is welcome.

Wilhelm Gragert

Topic: LIZZIE MAGERUS, 1930, where in KS?
From: R. Peterson ritamwp@yahoo.com
Date: Monday, September 08, 2003 05:33 PM

Looking for Kansas county of residence in 1930 for Lizzie Magerus. Lizzie's birth year around 1871 in New York. She would have been about 58 or 59 at time of 1930 Census and living in unknown county in Kansas. Thanks!

From: Melissa Boston mboston@houston.rr.com
Date: Wednesday, September 24, 2003 09:14 PM

Looked in Ancestry.com and found a Lizzie Majerus. 1930 Census shows the following:

Union Township, Sedgwick Co., Kansas
Incorporated City: Colwich City
Roll: T626_719; Enumeration District 87-34; Sheet 2A, Image 1117
Enumerator: John J. Voegeli; Enumeration Date: April 15
Line number 47, 48, 49
Street: Third
Number of dwelling: 38
Number of family: 39

MAJERUS, Nick - Head of household; owned home; value of home $2800; does not live on a farm; male; white; age at last birthday - 64; marital condition - married; age at first marriage - 26; did not attend school; able to read and write; born in Wisconsin; father born in Germany, mother born in Germany, able to speak English; occupation - proprietor; industry - general mdse.; class of worker - E; employed, not a veteran.

MAJERUS, Lizzie - wife; female; white; age at last birthday - 58; marital condition - married; age at first marriage - 21; did not attend school; able to read and write; born in Wisconsin; father born in Germany, mother born in Germany, able to speak English; occupation - none

MAJERUS, Will - son; male; white; age at last birthday - 20; marital condition - single; did not attend school; able to read and write; born in Kansas; father born in Wisconsin, mother born in Wisconsin, able to speak English; occupation - farm labor; industry - general farm; class of worker - W; employed

STROTMAN, Katy - daughter; female; white; age at last birthday - 26; marital condition - married; age at first marriage - 23; did not attend school; able to read and write; born in Kansas; father born in Wisconsin, mother born in Wisconsin; able to speak English; occupation - none

STROTMAN, John Francis (?) - nephew; male; white; age at last birthday - 1 6/12; marital condition - single; did not attend school; born in Kansas; father born in Iowa, mother born in Kansas; occupation - none

I'm not sure if this is the same Lizzie Magerus you were looking for, but thought I'd send the information in case it was.

Happy Hunting!

Melissa Boston

From: R. Peterson ritamwp@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday, September 24, 2003 11:32 PM

Thanks very much for the info! R. Peterson

Topic: Holbrook, Wm & Isaac
From: jane srail jsrail@i-america.net
Date: Wednesday, September 03, 2003 03:46 PM

Has anyone seen William or Isaac Holbrook in Kansas -- probably from the 1850's on?

Topic: Hatfield's
From: Robert Hatfield hatfieldrd@aol.com
Date: Sunday, August 31, 2003 05:45 PM

Stanley Hatfield may moved this way in 1900 or sooner.

From: Phyllis Funk phylfunk@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday, August 31, 2003 10:11 PM


Not exactly a reply, but if I mentioned Reigle and Wamego, would it ring any bells?


Topic: Stadler in Kansas
From: Shane Edgar sje5@sbcglobal.net
Date: Sunday, August 31, 2003 01:56 PM

I have information on a Stadler line that lived in Eudora, Douglas County in 1875. Here is what I have: Joseph Stadler b. 1810 in Germany, d. 1875 in Kansas, m. Anna Maria Neustifter in 1837 in Germany. Anna died in 1894. They emmigrated in 1855 and settled in Douglas County. The rest of this information comes from 1875 census for Eudora: Two definite sons are Herman b. abt. 1852 in Germany and Louis b. abt. 1854 in Germany. There are two other probable sons: George b. abt. 1844 in Germany (married to Louisa b. abt. 1851 in Canada and had two children Willie b. abt. 1873 in KS and George b. abt. 1875 in KS) and John b. abt. 1840 in Germany (married to Christine b. abt. 1847 in Germany and had two children Francis b. abt. 1873 in KS and John Jr. b. abt. 1874 in KS). I have much more information on the history of this family and would really like to share what I have with the descendants. If my e-mail address is incorrect at the time you view this, please go to http://platzoder_stadler.tripod.com/index.html. Thank you.


Topic: Allen/Noland marriage
From: Elizabeth mott moblmott@frontiernet.net
Date: Monday, August 25, 2003 05:18 AM

I can not find, in all of my research, any proof of the marriage between Martin Van Buren Noland and Elizabeth Susanna Allen somewhere in Kansas 5 apr, 1879. Or proof of the birth of their first child, Mary Margaret Noland 4 june, 1881 in a wagon train on the prairies/plains of kansas. After they left the wagon train, Martin went to work for the railroad, but I do not know which one. Any information would be truly appreciated. thank you so much! Suzybeth Mott

Topic: Barnett Morrison. Where are you?
From: Carlene Morrison chalfort@earthlink.net
Date: Sunday, August 24, 2003 05:47 PM

Barnett Morrison left Gibson County, Indiana sometime in 1888 or 1889 and came to Kansas. Where in Kansas? One of his daughters, Maud Morrison is said to have married Joseph Elihu Holcombe in March of 1890 in Kansas. Where? Barnett's youngest son, Roy William Morrison, was born in Kansas in 1892. Again, where? An obscure Census Index lists Barnett Morrison in Kansas in 1890. But where? The family moved to Oklahoma in 1893. Where in Kansas did they come from? Can anyone help?

Topic: George Watson
From: Jeannette Haynie jswatson71@hotmail.com
Date: Friday, August 22, 2003 08:28 PM

I am searching for a George Watson who moved to Kansas after 1880, most likely. He is listed in the 1880 Iowa Census married to a Margery, 32, and had two daughters, Mary and Sarah L. My grandfather said that he moved to Western Kansas to start a cattle ranch there. I do not know the county. He was in the Civil War and fought in Georgia. His brother and he were taken prisoners to Andersonville Prison where his brother died and he returned to Iowa, married and then moved to Kansas never to keep in contact. Can anyone help me with this family? The 1880 Iowa Census has his birth as 1842. I know he was born in Muncy Creek, Lycoming, PA to Isaac and Rebecca Watson. Thank you very much for your time.

From: Debbie (Delaplain) Muhl
Date: Saturday, August 23, 2003 08:10 PM

Hi, I found this at http://www.kshs.org/genealogists/census/kansas/census1895ks.htm

Kansas 1895 Census
Watson, George R 56 M W Pennsylvania Lincoln Indiana Township
Watson, Mary 47 F W Indiana
Watson, Charles 25 M W Iowa
Watson, Meta 24 F W Pennsylvania
Watson, E 20 M W Kansas
Watson, Lulu 12 F W Iowa
Watson, Canol 3 M W Kansas

Not sure if this is him, but was the only Geo. born in PA and close to that age. If you would like I could look at the original census papers, it will tell where they came from before coming to Ks.

Surnames;Delaplain, Leavitt, Perkins, Caldwell, Covault.
Allen Co.

Topic: andover church hays center school saline co
From: REITHA BROMLEY reithabromley@sbcglobal.net
Date: Wednesday, August 20, 2003 02:40 PM

trying to find any info on a hays center school district 111 which had its 55th reunion in april 1939 at the andover church. the committee members were c.v. patterson and luther nelson and ferris. patterson and nelson were listed on 1920 census as living in saline county. there is no address on the invite and it was to my grandfather (charles wilson) who has passed away. i know he lived in ks until the 1920's around hutchison, his sister mae leavell lived in junction city. any leads are appreciated

From: Michael Chandler michaeldchandler@aol.com
Date: Sunday, August 17, 2003 07:28 PM

Looking for James Walter CHANDLER who was born in Kansas in 1885. Unknown county. A 1920 Census states his parents as George W Chandler and Mary Cole. Does anyone have any information regarding this individual? Please advise.

Topic: John Geiger
From: Ruth Blackwell oldlocdoc@juno.com
Date: Wednesday, August 13, 2003 01:00 PM

John Geiger was born in 1884 in Russia, came to the US in 1899 to South Dakota with his parents and siblings. Moved to Oklahoma about 1903 but supposedly died in Kansas in 1906 (?). Was riding in a buckboard when it hit a bump, his gun went off killing him (family story). Don't have a date other than the year he died and don't know a town or county.
His parents were Johannes (John) Sylvester Geiger, mother was Emilie Kautz.
Any info on this guy would be greatly appreciated. (he is my grandfather's older brother)

From: SALLY shiers sshiers@chase3000.com
Date: Tuesday, August 12, 2003 12:36 AM

I am looking for any info on Bullington's in Kansas.
Either Levi Boohr Bullington, b. in KY who married
Elizabeth Smith, b. in ILL. Also looking for siblings or
parents of Lemuel William Bullington, b. about 1821, m.
Sarepta Chamblin in ILL. wondering if these two are in
any way related? and hoping to find more family lineage on
both men. Lemuel is my gr gr grandpa, and I am not sure if
Levi is in the same lineage or not. email me if you think
you have something for me. sshiers@chase3000.com thanks.

Topic: Penner or Newman In Kansas
From: Kathy Housman rexnkathy@aol.com
Date: Monday, August 04, 2003 10:58 PM

Looking for a Russell Penner who lived in Kansas City (KS or MO?) in 1931. Originally came from South Dakota and served in WW1 as a tank driver. I am also looking for the family of Anna Gertrude Wentz Newman who was born in New York but at some point came through Kansas on her way to South Dakota.

Thanks for the help!


Topic: McComb
From: carla voss cvoss@swnebr.net
Date: Tuesday, July 29, 2003 10:32 PM

looking for any relatives of Lola B McComb B.D.7-11-1860

Topic: Zebb Vance McBride relatives
From: Allison Mosely silvieasia@hotmail.com
Date: Monday, July 14, 2003 12:58 PM

I am trying to find information on Zebb Vance McBride. His obituary states that he was born in Ulysses, KS on 24 Feb 1891, and that his family moved to Oklahoma when he was very young. I only know of one sister (there may be more siblings) named Bertha. I would like to find out who his parents were if possible.

Thanks to all!
Allison Mosely

Topic: Houston's from TN in KS abt 1905-1912
From: Rhonda Fischer no5input@aol.com
Date: Thursday, July 10, 2003 03:33 PM

I'm looking for any information on the William R./Mary Elizabeth (McGill) Houston Family. The Family moved to Kansas from Sevier Co., TN abt 1905-1910. Three of the children were born in Kansas, but I have no idea what county they lived in at the time of their births:

Nora - abt 1906
Mitchell - 23 Dec 1908
Blanche - abt 1911

Other children in the Family are: Ernest, John Hal, Golda (Goldie), Julia A., Etta May, Robert Lee, Ida Belle

Thank you,
Rhonda Fischer
Knoxville, Knox Co., TN

Topic: where in barber co. was the town of roundup?
From: melvin martin mmartin 44@cox.net
Date: Saturday, July 05, 2003 09:52 PM

From: Dave Goldy dgoldy@ix.netcom.com
Date: Saturday, July 12, 2003 01:06 AM


Here is a link to the USGS GINS search page...


enter roundup in the feature name box
enter kansas in the state box
enter barber in the county box

click on the "Submit Query" button, when the results page comes up, scroll down and click on the "Show Feature Location" link, after the maps load, scroll down to the local map and zoom out once

Good Luck

Dave Goldy
Overland Park, KS

Topic: Looking for Max Eugene Dickerson Relatives
From: Christina Waugh christina_waugh@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday, July 03, 2003 03:32 PM

I am looking for the person that wrote a previous inquiry on Max Eugene Dickerson. It was written back in 1999. Here is a copy of what was said......

Dated Tuesday, July 06, 1999
Looking for a Max Eugene Dickerson. He married an Evelyn Lucille Kessler in 1941 in Colony, Ks. I believe I am his granddaughter and I would like information on Max and any of his relatives. Please send any info to: dustipants@aol.com

That is the copy of the previous request. I AM Max's granddaughter and would like to find whoever wrote this. Max is not doing well and would like to meet you possibly, before anything happens to him. PLEASE contact me ASAP at christina_waugh@hotmail.com

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