Atwell, Ausmus, Austin, Baker, Blackwell, BONNELL, Bowers, Bulin, CALLENDER, Carpenter, Chambers, Collins, Cornell, Craig, Cress, Crow, Crowe, Davis, DUBBS, Dunn, FANNIN, FRAIL, Friel, Friend, Frost, Ganzer, Gogen, Graham, Green, Hannah, HARGETT, HARRIS, Harris, HARTMAN, Headley, Hewitt, Hiner, HOSTETTLER, Humrich, Jewett, Landor, Lowe, Majesky, Mann, Marks, Mason, Myers, Neilson, NORMAN, Owens, PARTRIDGE, Pitcher, Prouty, richardson, Seoul, SHELLENBARGER, Simons, Smyser, Staudt, Steele, Tibbetts, Trout, Weidenmaier, Widenmaier, Wiley, WILSON, Winans, WORKMAN

Unknown Kansas Location Queries


Please note: a query should not pertain to a known location in Kansas to be posted here.

Queries Jan. - Dec. 2004



Topic: Bulin, Terezie/Teresa
From: Kate Kondal
Date: Thursday, December 30, 2004 08:13 AM

Terezie Bulin left Loza, Bohemia 1870 with husband Josef Kondel, and children - Maria, Wenzl, Anna, Petronella, Anton, Left through Bremen and went to Saginaw Michigan. Any information more than welcome. They had lived at #25 in Loza.



Topic: Daniel and Susan Marks
From: Pat Ward
Date: Thursday, December 09, 2004 07:37 PM

Trying to locate Daniel and Susan Marks. Death records of his father say they were present at the probate, and were from Topeka. Family search says they were married in Henry Missouri. He was the brother of my great, great grandfather. I am trying to find out his mother's name. He was born and raised in Adams Co. Pa., and I believe he got to Kansas during or after the Civil War. Daniel was born around 1839. Any help would be appreciated.

Pat Ward



Topic: Ganzer/Widenmaier,Weidenmaier, etc
From: Judy Palmer
Date: Thursday, December 02, 2004 05:16 PM

Can anyone give me information on Anna Maria Widenmaier b. abt 1842 who married Martin Ganzer in Germany & immigrated to Highland, Doniphan, Kansas? I am trying to determin if she was possibly the d/o Balthas Widenmaier. With my Thanks, Judy Palmer



Topic: Geo. B. Simons b. 1855
From: Charlotte Powell
Date: Tuesday, November 30, 2004 12:06 AM

Looking for the father of Geo. B. Simons b. 1855 in Kansas. His mother was Elizabeth Bensley. Her father was living in Jackson Co., Mo. in 1850 and she may have m. Mr. Simons there. Any information appreciated.

From: Glenda Vance Stadley
Date: Monday, March 21, 2005 04:39 PM

I am searching for Simons related to Lydia Simons of Lewis Co WV m Peter G Mills 1842-43. Christiana Simons b 17?? Lydia born circa 1805 VA. Bought items from an estate sale in VA/WV from George Simons acting on behalf of someone else. My families also came into Kansas.
address correction:



Topic: Mary Tibbetts
From: brenda tibbetts
Date: Monday, November 29, 2004 09:15 AM

I am looking for information concerning the Tibbetts family who, at one time, lived in Kansas. A daughter, Mary, was born there in 1888. I would appreciate any information you can supply.



Topic: Herman A. and Ella richardson
From: Jane Creighton
Date: Monday, November 22, 2004 09:43 AM

I am seeking information on descendents of Herman A. Richardson, born in Franklin County, Kansas in 1906, who married Ella ?, date, ?.

Herman A. and Ella Richardson are noted as living in Tulsa, Oklahoma in the 1930 census, Herman was 24 years of age and Ella was 16 years of age. I believe they moved back to Kansas, sometime after.

Herman A. Richardson is the son of Silas H. Richardson and Isadora (Walburn) Richardson, the Silas Richardsons lived at Pomona, Kansas.

Any information would be most appreciated. Should anyone be willing to share information and clues about Herman A. and Ella Richardson's descendents, please respond to this message by emailing me directly at

Thank you,
Jane Creighton



Topic: Cyrus H. Owens
From: Charles Aronhalt
Date: Saturday, November 20, 2004 10:40 PM

I am helping my 80 year old uncle who wants to find out about his dad, Cyrus H. Owens. Ray's mom separated from Cyrus when Ray was so young he can't remember ever seeing him. The ONLY info is that on Ray's birth (in 1922) certificate it listed Cyrus Owens as being born in 1900, occupation - Kansas Farmer. Cyrus and Oma married in Caddo County Ok. 21 oct. 1922
Ray's mom would never give him any info about his dad. Any clue who the family of this Cyrus might be? Or any group of Owens family in KS? Thanks, Chuck



Topic: James Hannah
From: Kris Snyder
Date: Wednesday, November 10, 2004 12:10 AM

Looking for a James Hannah, B: ??<1840> OH ?
Was found in Lane Co, Ks in 1895, Married Mary Andrews,
He was to of died after 6 yrs of Marriage to Mary.
Can't find if he died in Ks, or possibly Ia.
This is all I know on him.
Any thing on a James Hannah no matter how small would be greatly appreciated.



Topic: Seeking info on Graham, John, George, Cora, Goldie
From: LaDonna Lee
Date: Thursday, October 28, 2004 03:09 PM

Seeking information: My father Dale Glen Graham b. 1936, d. in Arkansas City June/1975. I have a copy of his d. certificate, it shows his father as George Gerald Graham, mother as Goldie Locke/Graham. Received a copy of George's d. certificate, it shows his father to be John Graham, mother: Cora Allen/Graham. My problem is I can't find any information on John & Cora Graham. Georges' d. certificate shows he was born in 1898 in Joplin, MO (Jasper Co.). I know these Graham's migrated to Kansas but don't know where. Does anyone have access to 1900 or 1910 census in Kansas that they would be willing to share? I Don't know if John & Cora had any other children. I checked on death index for a John Graham b. 3/3/1873 SS issued in MO, d. 8/1962 in Kansas. Death index doesn't show what county in Kansas. . . so how am I to know if I have the right John Graham? I know my father grew up around Joplin, MO and later Winfield, Arkansas, Wichita areas in Kansas. George & Goldie had the following children: Roy, Deloris, Dale, Danny & Irene. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
John Graham m.Cora Allen - somewhere in Missouri
Child: George Gerald Graham b. 1898 in Joplin MO
George Graham m. Goldie Lock, somewhere in Kansas, George d. 1967 in Dunlap, Ks. Goldie was living in Wichita at the time of her death but was burried next to George in Dunlap, KS.
Children: Roy Graham
Deloris Graham m. ? Murphy
Dale Glen Graham (my father) b. 1936 d. 1975
Arkansascity, Kansas m. Dixie Anno
Danny Paul Graham m. Sarah ?
Irene GrahAM

LA Graham

From: Mary Shoemaker
Date: Friday, October 29, 2004 01:33 PM

Good afternoon to you, I have a Mary Goldie Graham born August 25 1900 Mountain Grove, Wright County, Missouri. that married my Paul Earnest Dennis, Sr. They were married July 1 1919 Shawnee County, Kansas. Her fathers name was William Herbert Graham, mother Pernetta Jane McGraw. This county was real close to where your Graham was born and about the same time. Hope this doesn't just confuse you more but I am sure there is some connection bet. these two people. My Dennis was from Nemaha County, Kansas. They both died in Topeka, Kansas. Hope this helps in someway. Mary



Topic: FRAIL (Friel) family
From: Barbara Caine
Date: Sunday, October 24, 2004 02:56 PM

I am looking for possible descendants of James Frail and Rosella Porter who lived in Clay Co.. Rosella apparently died and James stayed there with 3 children, James, Stephen and Evalyn. He and Stephen and Eva (neither married)were on the census in 1891. James had left home. He died 1968 in Kansas. I do not know the county. I believe James #1 was my grandfather's brother. I have lots of info to share.
The common modern spelling of the name is Friel.
Barbara F. Caine



Topic: Humrich Clan
From: Lori Lee Bennett
Date: Sunday, October 24, 2004 01:47 AM

I'm looking for any information on Ruben Floyd Humrich b: 24 Jan 1902 and his wife Elsie Mae 'Gowdie' b: 1 Nov 1902.
Married 6 Sept 1922 in Kansas. Had four daughters: Margaret, Ilene, Cleo & Lorene before moving to Holly, Kiowa Co,Co. late 1920's early 1930's. Had five sons there:
Keith, Max, Dee, Mel & Rex.
I am daughter of Dee Humrich. The Humrich's moved to Brisbane,San Mateo Co, Ca in 1951.
Thank You
Lori Lee Bennett



Topic: Lowe
From: Lou Lowe
Date: Sunday, October 17, 2004 11:31 PM

My mother has been searching for her GrandFather for many years. She has had no luck at all. She can remember her Father (Bert Edwin Lowe) telling when he was four he went down to the front gate to waite for his father to come home from work like he always did, but his father never came home. Very sad i know. He never knew what happened to him. I was never blessed with knowing my GrandFather. He passed 5 months before I was born. I told my mother I would do everything in my power to help her find anything about her GrandFather. My luck has stopped. I know his name was Austin Oscar Lowe. My GrandFather Bert Edwin Lowe was born in Atchison county so I know my Great GrandFather had to be there. If you have any information Please contact my mom. Thank you and God Bless. Connie



Topic: William Harrison Hewitt
From: margie wright
Date: Thursday, October 14, 2004 12:33 PM

I am looking for a William Harrison Hewitt who had a son named Lloyd Paul Hewitt born in 1911 in Baker City, Oregon
Unknown William Harrison Hewitt birth date
the only thing I have is Kansas for birth place of him

Margie Hewitt Wright
I am his granddaughter



Topic: Blackwell
From: Gail Savage
Date: Friday, October 08, 2004 03:50 PM

We believe our great grandfather Joseph (Josiah) S. Blackwell expired somewhere in Kansas around 1896. How can we find the death certificate?

From: Dave Goldy
Date: Sunday, October 17, 2004 11:08 AM


The State of Kansas did not start keeping death certificates until 1911. Prior to this, it was up to each county clerk to keep the death records. Very few clerks keep death records. So the chances of finding a death certificate are close to zero.

The only piratical way to find anything on his death would be to look through all the county cemetery indices. These are usually published by the local county genealogy societies. Some indices are are on line at the USGenWeb county pages.

Here is a link to a listing of cemetery indices kept by one(?) of the county societies. I do not know if they have copies of all these or just a listing......

Another way to narrow down the search is to see if you can find him in the 1895 State of Kansas Census (This in not a Federal Census). There is currently a project to make an on line index of this census. Visit this link for general information about the State of Kansas Censuses, then take the link to 1895, where you will find a search page for those portions of the census that have been indexed.

Your message title stated "death and marriage", but your query did not mention anything about a marriage certificate. Again, there records are kept at the county level. Some are on line and some are published, but you really need to narrow down your search. Have you looked for him in the 1880 Federal Census yet????? You might start there and try to work forward.
Good Luck
Dave Goldy
Overland Park, KS



Topic: Green Family Name
From: Kristi Sunderland
Date: Wednesday, October 06, 2004 11:16 AM

I am in the need for some help. My great grandfather at one time lived in Kansas, four of his children were born there. I do not have any idea of what county. I was needing to know if there is anyone out there, that is also looking for Stephen Henry Green from Pennsylvania. He married a Polly Fields date unknown, state unknown. I am at a brick wall with this side of the family. Stephen's birth is 11 July 1840, Polly's is 3 Dec 1855 in Vermont. They moved and settled in Dewey County, Oklahoma. They are both buried at ElmGrove Cemetery. Stephen died 3 April 1933 in Seiling, Oklahoma, Polly died 4 Aug 1941 in Seiling, Oklahoma. If any for can help or point me in the right direction, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time and help.



Topic: Crow / Crowe
Date: Sunday, October 03, 2004 05:37 PM

My Grandfather, Charles C. Crow/e (1867 IN- 1948 IN)lived with an Uncle "Duck" or Doug in Ks. somewhere around 1877-1891 after his father was killed in a logging accident in Indiana when he was about 6-10 years of age. The family was split up and he and his brother John Crow/e lived with this family in Ks. He was married in 1891 in Mississippi. The family may be a Crow/e, Gray, or Grey, possibly a Barnett. Any help would be appreciated. Contact me at Thank you. Sue



Topic: searching for indian hertiage,Frost in Topeka
From: susan frost-mahaffey
Date: Saturday, October 02, 2004 09:28 AM

I am searching for any living relatives in topeka ks who know any Frost relatives related to Henry Allen Frost who was 37 yrs old in May of 1970 who know of what tribal background I might have I am trying to get the information to be able to register in the tribe, I believe to be Cherokee, not totally positive on that



Topic: Looking for info on family name Austin
From: Gene Barkley
Date: Wednesday, September 01, 2004 11:35 AM

I am trying to find some more information on my grand parents on my mother's side. My grand father Christopher Melvin Austin was born in a sod house somewhere in western Kansas Mar. 10 1883. His parents were John Emery Austin and Virginia Darr Austin. He had 6 0r 7 brothers and one sister.
I assume the family were homesteaders, but I am not sure. So far I have had no luck in finding anything about the family using every combination of names dates etc. I can think of. If any one can give me a clue I would be very grateful. E-Mail response would be preferred, as I don't get to spend as much time as I would like on the internet.
Gene Austin Barkley



Topic: John DUBBS
From: Robert Shive
Date: Saturday, August 28, 2004 06:44 AM

Am seeking information as to the birthplace of John Dubbs. John was the son of John A (Allan) Dubbs and Lizzie (Kerns) Dubbs. Allan and Lizzie were married in September 1880 in Bethlehem (PA). I have a copy of an article about the wedding that says that they are going to settle "out west."

The next look I have at Allan and Lizzie is the 1900 census when they are living in LaSalle County, Illinois. Living with them is son John (age 19); the census sheet also says that they have two children, both of whom are still living. John is listed as having been born in Kansas; the SSDI lists a person who appears to be him with a birth date of July 1881. I am speculating that he may have been born in Ness County because the 1880 Ness census lists a number of Dubbs names who were born in PA. I'm guessing that the other child referred to in the 1900 census (name unknown) could possibly be a daughter born in KS in 1882 or 1883. If my guess is correct then she might have been married in KS between 1898 and 1900.

Any info establishing where John and the unknown other child of Allan and Lizzie were born is appreciated. Lizzie was the sister of my gg-grandmother Ellen Jane Kerns, born in Montgomery County (PA) in 1843.



Topic: Landor, Death Records For Topeka Pesthouses
From: Sharon Shackelford
Date: Wednesday, August 25, 2004 08:50 PM

I am search for a death record of my great-great uncle, Felix Landor, who may have died in a "pesthouse" in Topeka, Kansas in the early 1900s. He was a minister ordained in the 1870s in New Orleans, Louisiana, but came to Kansas City, Kansas in 1891 under the name of Philip Landor. He eventually died of smallpox in Topeka.
Since I know very little about "Pesthouses", I am unable to locate a death record for him or his daughter Rosette. Can anyone tell me where I can find information on this. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Sharon Shackelford



Topic: Ausmus, Bowers, Where is Webster Springs, KS?
From: Sara Bowers
Date: Tuesday, August 24, 2004 06:09 PM

BESSIE (AUSMUS) BOWERS was born (1913) in Webster Springs, KS, according to her death certificate. Parents were Fred and Alma (Burnett) Ausmus. Married Charles Lafayette (called Fay) Bowers abt 1930. What county is Webster Springs in?

From: Ardie Grimes
Date: Sunday, September 19, 2004 12:50 PM

Hi, Sara

there doesn't appear to be a Webster Springs, Kansas, in any of the early Kansas towns sources I've checked, including "Kansas Post Offices" by Robert W. Baughman, and the online list of defunct KS towns at

Have you tried searching the 1920 census for the Ausmus family? There is a Bessie Ausmus, about the right age, in Kiowa County, KS in 1930 with grandparents Richard & Nola Burnett. Does that sound like the right person?
and see

hope this helps,



From: Bob Private
Date: Monday, August 16, 2004 09:49 AM

Seeking info on Lillie E. SHELLENBARGER, Solomon SHELLENBARGER and families. Lillie born in KS abt 1879 per census records.
Uncertain when Solomon came into KS or which county.
Any help and info on any SHELLENBARGER families greatly appreciated. Thanks and God Bless! Bob
Please post reply to



From: cindy bennett
Date: Tuesday, July 20, 2004 02:26 PM




Topic: Surname: Seoul and Dunn
From: Bridget Herring
Date: Sunday, July 18, 2004 05:33 PM

I am looking for any information on the William George Dunn and Margaret Isabel Seoul family.

William and Margaret were my great great grandparents. from information given to me, most of Margaret relations were buried in Kansas somewhere... the question is where?

If anyone out there can help I would appreciate it... I have been unable to locate anyone in the Census records with this surname...




Topic: Robert Atwell/Jennie Friend
From: John Chears
Date: Tuesday, July 06, 2004 04:21 PM

Seeking info on Robert Fay Atwell dob/10 May 1886 in Kansas; married/ Jennie Gertrude Friend in Kansas date unk; Jennie was borned in Indiana 31 Oct 1894. The names of either set of parents are not known at this time
Thanks, John Chears



Topic: Mann
From: doris burton
Date: Tuesday, June 15, 2004 10:57 PM

Looking for information on Mary (sparks) Mann died 1878 or 9 husband Madison Mann , child Amos Mann born Oct. 10,1878



Topic: Hosea Winans
From: Eleanor W. Sandford
Date: Monday, June 14, 2004 03:09 PM

Looking for location of family of Hosea Winans. Supposedly in Kansas during early 1880's. County unknown. Cannot find him in 1880 Census. He was married to Araminta Dickinson Turpin; had three daughters - Lucy Belle, Eleanor, and Mary - all born between 1881-1886. Hosea died (?)before 1890. His family was in Texas and then Arkansas following his death. Araminta remarried in 1891, in Ark., to A.C.Daniels. Thank you. Eleanor W. Sandford



Topic: Collins, RAVANNA, KS
From: Marcella Piersall
Date: Tuesday, June 01, 2004 08:35 PM

Ravanna, KS is now a ghost town and what is left of it is now in Finney Co., KS. I'm looking for COLLINS that might have come from that area and moved on the Garden City or Topeka, KS.



From: melissa hattabaugh
Date: Friday, May 28, 2004 03:49 PM

Looking for info on George Hostettler 2nd youngest of 19 children. George married Mary "Jean" Partridge and adopted daughter Linda K Hostettler. George had siblings named Tilly Hostettler, Emma Hostettler, Sam Hostettler ( who served in WWII and was killed). 2 other brothers went back to Germany during WWII and fought in the German Army. Entire family lived on farm. Any information on family would be grately appreciated



Topic: Lillian Lucile NORMAN
From: Bert Peters
Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2004 08:27 PM

I am looking for any possible information on an aunt of mine, Lillian Lucile NORMAN Nee ROSS. I have no idea what county. According to the obit of one of her brothers, Albert Dee Ross, she died before 17 Nov 1981. I know she was born in Oklahoma, most likely Bartlesville approximately 1914/1925. She is listed in the 1930 census for Jackson Twp, Washington County, OK. I remember visiting she and her husband once when I was a child, more than 50 years ago. I don't remember where, but I do know her husband was a farmer.

Any information would be appreciated and can be emailed to me direct at



Topic: Jewett family
From: Jenny Jones
Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2004 01:05 PM

I am looking for any info on the Jewett family I can get. I have a Mason Jewett and his wife Jane Smyth Jewett With there Gdau in the 1880 census in Belmont, Woodson Co. KS. But there is also a Christopher Columbus Jewett and his wife Mary Ann Elizabeth Archer Jewett with 5 of there children also in Woodson co. In the census they spelled it Jewitt but the family spelled it Jewett



Topic: Looking for Wiley's
From: Stephen Wiley
Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2004 01:46 PM

I am looking for Wiley's who came to Kansas from Indiana approx. 1880's - 1890's. Some in Hutchinson area. Some names are Norman P. Wiley and his mother Jane Wiley. One or two brothers of Norman's went to western Kansas for a while too.



From: R Sayre
Date: Saturday, May 08, 2004 06:17 PM

Did Rebecca Fannin, b. 1850 in Wayne County (now WV) end up in Kansas? After 30 years searching, I still havenÍt found out what happened to my great grandmother. We were told that she ñremarried and moved awayî among other things. People who told us that said they couldnÍt remember to whom she remarried and where they moved. This would be vital information to tracing her final years. This is why IÍm posting this message on as many ñunknown countyî queries as I can find. I searched for her before there were computers and the Internet. My grandfather searched (1915-1920) and couldnÍt find her. Here is the basic factual information that I have for her. Basic facts on my great grandmother: Born: Rebecca Fannin, about 1850, (Va./WV), d/o Silas and Mary (Ferguson) Fannin. Married: 8 August 1868, Wayne, West Virginia, Reece Carl Workman. Their son, my grandfather, Benjamin Freeland Workman, b. Wayne County, WV 2 April 1870. My grandfather was taken from Rebecca by Reece before 1874, never to see each other again. Reece married his cousin, Margaret Workman, in Mercer County, WV 2 February 1874. Rebecca was granted divorce from Reece and custody of their child in Wayne, WV in March 1877. This (1877) is the last known (to me) record of Rebecca (Fannin) Workman. Family stories say Rebecca remarried and moved away, but they canÍt remember to whom and where. After my grandfather married, Reece, Margaret, and the other children moved to Wright County, Minnesota about 1895. Reece and sons established farms around Maple Lake and Annandale. After Margaret died, he returned and married again living near Crumpler, McDowell, West Virginia. He died in a car wreck in McDowell County in 1928. I am hoping to locate a descendant of her second marriage.



Topic: Craig, Mason
From: Rebecca Craig
Date: Tuesday, May 04, 2004 07:43 PM

I am looking for anyone who knows anything about Jay Arthur Craig, married to Marilyn Jean Mason in 1942.( i believe this year is correct, but I'm not positive.
Rebecca Craig



Topic: Headley, Elgin Kansas
From: Patty Headley
Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2004 02:01 PM

I am searching for a family (surname: Headley)who may have been living in or near Elgin Kansas in the late 1890s-1900. Can anyone help me with the location? According to the family's decendants this should be in or near Cherokee, Indian Territory at that time. I have found a Sarah J. (Spencer)Headley buried in Bartlesville OK, but I have been unable to find her husband, daughter, or son-in-law. The other names I am looking for are;
Llewellyn (Luellin,L.D., Lewellyn, ect.)Headley, b 5 Dec 1893 (according to military records)Franklin Co. Ohio, d. 29 Feb 1899 (according to his grandsonson, Albert).
Mary A.(Headley)Burton, b. abt 1873 (estimated from census records)d. abt 1894 (estimate from her son, Albert). According of family history Mary would have died in late Summer or early Fall (during the growing season).
Unknown first name Burton (Mary's husband)Native American Indian, b. Tennesse, d. abt 1894 at the same time as Mary.
Please- someone steer me in the right direction!



Topic: Leroy Myers born 1901
From: Iris Myers
Date: Monday, April 19, 2004 12:34 AM

I am looking for information on Leroy Myers born in 1901 in Kansas, the location is unknown. Both of his parents were born in Kansas.

thank you
Iris Myers



Topic: Hiner, Alpha' KS?
From: Marilyn Noe
Date: Thursday, April 08, 2004 01:19 PM

obituary of my grandmother, Henrietta Hiner b 08 July 1880 "Alpha, Kansas". Is that probably "Alva, Kansas" in Cloud county? Any other possibilities?
M Noe, Atlanta, GA

From: Anita Lickteig
Date: Sunday, April 11, 2004 01:45 AM

It could be Alma, Kansas in Wabaunsee County. I've never heard of Alva, Ks in Cloud County and my mother was raised in Cloud County and we don't find it on the new Kansas maps or in the latest Atlas.



Topic: Looking for Cora Mae Davis b. Aug, 6, 1873 in KS
From: Cindy Graham
Date: Sunday, April 04, 2004 09:17 AM

I am trying to find information on my g grandmother Cora Mae Davis. I have her listed in 1900 in Randolph County, Arkansas and she passed away very young in 1904 leaving behind four small children.

I know only that she was born in the state of Kansas, as were her parents, and that the date was August 6, 1873. Any information would be appreciated.

Thank you.



Topic: Chambers, Baker, Smyser, ORPHAN TRAIN
From: Lori Smyser
Date: Thursday, March 25, 2004 10:25 AM

I am trying to find information regarding my great grandmother. She arrived in Kansas in 1903 on the orphan train and was adopted by the Chambers family from IA. I am trying to find her origin, her pre-adoptive name was Ada Bell Baker. She married Everett Phillip Smyser of MO. Any information or direction would be greatly appreciated.



Topic: Majesky, now deceased
From: Marianne Krezenski
Date: Thursday, March 25, 2004 07:43 AM

In 1918 my Daddy John Andrew Majesky entered the army from El Dorado, Kansas. I am unable to locate any other record to trace his parents. All I know is I am named for my Granma
"Marianne" or "Marianna" and my Granpaws name was Tom or Thomas. Since they were of Polish ethenticity the last name was probably changed,somewhat. Where is El Dorado,(what county}? Was this a central area for enlistment in the Army in 1918? Was there a Polish community then and where was it? I am having trouble locating them in 1900 and 1910 census records. The area of his birth was an Indian territory and has no birth records. Any assistance is appreciated.



Topic: Harris
From: Willa Dean Hamby
Date: Wednesday, March 24, 2004 01:35 PM

Can you find my family member that died at Ft.Leavenworth
Name John M. Harris Born abt 1905 Died abt 12-AUG-1932
I need his Birth & Death dates. Willa



Topic: Cress family from Brown County
From: Michele Cress
Date: Monday, March 22, 2004 10:17 PM

I am looking for info on the cress family. Settled in Horton Kansas between 1876 and 1901. John Henderson Cress (my gg grandpa) and Louisa Minerva (Morelock) Cress left Lee County Virginia between 1876 and 1901 and settled in or around Horton Kansas. They had nine kids and one of them was my great grandpa Robert Green Cress. Robert Cress married Blanch Griggs in 1901 in Horton. Robert and Blanch had nine kids and eventually moved to Laclede County Missouri. One of the nine kids was Jasper Clinton Cress my grandpa. If any one has any info about anything i would be very greatful. Thanks in advance.



Topic: Steele research
From: Gwendolyn Dalseg
Date: Thursday, March 11, 2004 09:39 AM

Dear List,
I am searching for information regarding the Steele family of Kansas. Specifically, this is my grandfather's family. My information is limited but I do have some names. From the 1920 Census of Washington State, UNKN Steele is listed as being born in Kansas by his two sons. The family structure is as follows:
? Steele b. circa 1870-1880 Kansas
Ruth (nee?)Steele b. circa 1870-1880 Iowa
Gilbert V. Steele b. 1898 Oregon
Glen H. Steele b. 1899 Oregon

? Steele must have died soon after his sons were born as Ruth ? Steele married William E. Wright b. 1879 Kansas and the boys are listed as stepsons.

I would appreciate any help from the list.

Thanks so much,
Gwendolyn Prater Dalseg



From: Mary Shoemaker
Date: Sunday, March 07, 2004 08:53 AM

Would love to talk to anyone who knew or knows of any Callender family members. My gg/grandmother was a Mary Ann Callender b.April 28 1791 Va. married Batson Dennis Dec. 10 1818 Henry County, Kentucky. They moved to Nemaha county, the early 1800's. The CAllender family members are very hard to find and would appreciate ANY info on them. thanks much, Mary



From: ?
Date: Saturday, March 06, 2004 02:08 PM

If anyone is related to any of the following families I would love to hear from you: McGinley: Harry/Ethel, Raymond& Melvin. Hartman: J.Allen/Forrest. Hargett: J.S./Jennie, Cosie, Ethel. These families lived in and around Reno, Sedgwick and Stafford Co.s 18??-1943..

From: Paul Wilson
Date: Monday, March 08, 2004 11:32 AM

Your topic mentioned the surname Wilson but I did not see it mentioned in your query.

I am looking for family of James Roy Wilson married to Myrtle Unknown and then to Maud Irene Unknown. Moved to Reno County with his father, James Greenville Wilson, and family about 1895-1900 and had following children Louise Ruth b.~1915, Kenneth Roy b.~1917, Alma Jane b.~1926, Mary Magelene b.~1928, George Carl b.~1929, John b.~1932, Alice May b.~1933, Daisy Grace b.~1936, Anna Irene b.~1939 and James Robert DOB unknown. His parents moved on to Texas in 1912 but he stayed in Reno County with his family. I believe they were in the Haven area but could also be Hutchinson as my father mentioned both places. Please reply to pewilson@ev1,net



Topic: Carpenter, Mission County Kansas?
From: Melissa Boston
Date: Thursday, March 04, 2004 06:34 AM

Was there ever a Mission County, Kansas? I have some information that a Joseph Carpenter who was born in Belfountaine, Logan County, Ohio in 1819 died in Osage, Mission County, Kansas. I can't find Mission County, Kansas.

From: Carol Read
Date: Friday, August 06, 2004 11:25 PM

You might try Neosho County Kansas. Their was an Osage Mission their. I don't know much about it. It was started by a Catholic Priest in order to bring the Catholic religion to the Indians of that area. Many settlers came West to the Osage Mission. Good Luck in your search.

From: A. Robinson
Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2005 01:42 AM

There is a Mission, Kansas in Johnson County, Kansas. The post office address is probably Shawnee Mission, Kansas, but there is in actuality no Shawnee Mission, Kansas, that is only for postal service information. However, there was and still is Mission, Kansas, a suburb of Kansas City.



Topic: Henderson and Lucretia Trout -census 1880
From: Leah Pauls
Date: Thursday, January 29, 2004 01:21 PM

Henderson and Lucretia Trout are on the 1880 Wamego, Pottawatomie County, KS census but I don't know where they went after that time. They were living near the Dodgions.



Topic: Prouty
From: Deleted User
Date: Tuesday, January 27, 2004 12:54 AM

My father grew up in the Kansas City/Osawatomie area of Kansas. His father moved from that area in about 1924 and has not been located since. Harvey Prouty (my Grandfather) owned a share of a wheat farm in Kansas I think. His Brothers name was Cary Prouty. I'd like as much information on this part of the Prouty family as possible.
Thanks, Harvey Prouty



Topic: surname Pitcher
From: Edward Pitcher
Date: Sunday, January 25, 2004 12:45 PM

Hello I am Edward pitcher and I thank some of my ancestry may have came to Kansas in the late 1800 or early 1900 /Hiram Pitcher/Isaac Pitcher/John Pitcher/Emanuel Pitcher/Nora Pitcher these are the sons and daughter of Benjamin Pitcher. That may have came too Kansas. Benjamin Pitcher was borne in IN. 1846/47 his farther name Franklin Pitcher. Benjamin Pitcher marred the first time 1867 in ILL. two Harna Edwards later in 1880 census he was in AR. Greene CO. 3 ml south of Delaplaine at a place called pitcher hill that Benjamin had home stead his family at this time was wife Jane Pitcher age 25 born in MO. son hiram Pitcher age 10 born in ILL/Isaac Pitcher age 8 born in ILL./John Pitcher age 3 born in AR./ Emanuel Pitcher age 1 born in AR./George Pitcher died in the Picket jail when he was 16 this happen after his father and mother died. There was more children born after 1880 in AR.Jim Pitcher/Henry Pitcher/Edward Cleave Pitcher/Nora Pitcher. Many Thanks to any one that can help. e- mail Thanks



Topic: Neils Neilson info
From: Virginia Sande
Date: Saturday, January 24, 2004 09:27 PM

Neils Christian Neilsen Gjedberg, born 1859 in Denmark; wed Clarinda (Clara) March in 1853 in NE. Probably lived in Kansas between 1900-1910. Children included John, Axel, Peter, Guy, Haland and Ruth. Any information on any of this family would be greatly appreciated.

Note: Clara left the family & had another daughter in Allen County, KS in 1911. Her husband had supposedly died a couple of years before that.

The children all used the last name of Nelson; & daughter Ruth gave her Dad's name as Nels Nelson.



Topic: Cornell
From: Loretta Taylor
Date: Tuesday, January 20, 2004 06:56 PM

Searching for any information on William Carl Cornell (born 2/9/1905) or Lola May Cornell, children of Theodore and Alice Cornell. Theodore & Alice divorced and she remarried, moving to Missouri. email:





or Gogen
From: Rhae Stoudt
Date: Monday, January 19, 2004 05:03 PM

Looking for any information on Staudt family, or the Gogen family circa 1860-1900.Any help would be appreciated, thank You Hannable 50

From: Rhae Stoudt
Date: Friday, November 19, 2004 07:10 PM

Last known, Elizabeth Staudt/Gagen was in Helena,Lewis & Clark co, Montana in 1923.She was married at that time to a Mr. Gagen first name unknown. They did move to Kansas after 1923, possibly had a brother John Staudt/Stout living with them. I only have this info, would like to hear from anyone related, or knowledgable about these people. Thanks, Rhae Stoudt



Topic: DIARY
From: Eddie Manley
Date: Friday, January 16, 2004 08:43 AM

The Diary of Mary Melissa [SPARKS] CLARKE on CD Disk [200+ pages]. This book was originally compiled in April 1980, by Myra Del [HODSON] MANLEY. Myra found old diaries of her great grandmother, Mary Clarke, which were transferred from 'Olde Farmer's Almanacs' into this book. It starts in July 1879, and runs up to 1897 -- almost 20 years of every day activities from the life of one who lived it. Mary begins her stories in central Iowa, at 16 years of age, and then she follows their trip by 'covered wagon' across Missouri and Kansas, to their new home near St John [Stafford County] KS. Mary marries Sam Clarke there, in 1881, and the stories continue to tell of their life and move to near Cherokee [Alfalfa County] OK. Over 500 names are given by Mary in the daily accounts of those from Sigourney IA to Aline OK. Many births, deaths, marriages, and other daily needs are written in her own handwriting. This would be a great book for anyone researching these several areas of the country. Or, for anyone who desires a 'first hand' account of pioneer life on the prairie.
CONTACT: Myra Manley, 8200 W Prospect, Ponca City OK 74601



Topic: Weidner/Widener
From: Jaunita Cain
Date: Thursday, January 15, 2004 01:52 PM

Searching for info on Weidner/Widener families. Ours believed to have been in Pa.,(Bucks Co.), Ohio, Ind. and scattered from there.



Topic: Where is Raceburg, KS?
From: Cindi Meyer
Date: Tuesday, January 06, 2004 05:47 PM

I am researching a civil war veteran Philip Culp who lived in Raceburg, KS after the war. Can you tell me what county that is in?

From: P Funk
Date: Tuesday, January 06, 2004 08:08 PM


Raceburg is in Rooks County. Here's a link to a page showing that info. Scroll down to Lowell Township.




Topic: Hickam Query
From: Anna Tittsworth
Date: Friday, April 08, 2005 08:18 PM
Originally Posted 4-Jan-2004 16:27

Seeking information on any Hickam's, especially William McKinley Hickam. He married Eula Irene Barger, who was born in Kansas. They possibly married in Kansas, but that is unknown at this time. Her parents were George Washington and Sarah Ella Faulkner Barger.

They both died in Alameda, California.



Topic: Hatfield/Davison
From: John Ferris
Date: Saturday, January 03, 2004 05:08 PM

I would like to find more information on John Hatfield who married Gracie Elizabeth Davison and were living in Anthony, Harper, KS, in the late 1890s and early 1900s. I have a picture taken by "Hart"in about 1897 and 1898. John

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