Allen County Kansas Queries


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Queries Feb. - Dec. 1999

Adams, Andrews, Bettes, Campbell, Carter, Champion, Cook, copeland, Corman, Creighton, Culbertson, Cutter, ?Duroc Hogs, Fowler, Fraser, Fry, Graves, Hawkins, Hickson, Kallberg, Kjellberg, Matthews, McDonald, McKean, McKinley, Milholland, Moody, More, Morris, Nelson (2), Parker, Satterfield, Smick, Snyder, Stephens, Taylor, Trumbull, Vanmiddlesworth, Waddle, Weakely, Williams, Wise, Wood, Worman, Young

Topic: looking for 3 copeland graves
From: Rosetta Newman
Date: Friday, December 31, 1999 12:52 PM

Iam looking for 3 copeland graves in or around ALLEN CO.they died 1860--1865. last known address THIS CAME OFF A 1860 CENSUS OF ALLEN CO. POST OFFICE HUMBOLDT TOWNSHIP. William D. Copeland b. ? 1833 tenn. Farmer wife Emily J. copeland b.1838 or 1839 tenn. dau. Sarah copeland b. 1859 ?ks. it is said that they died about the same time. maybe from a flu.there son Felix D. Copeland went to live with kinfolk in mo. ALSO THERE WAS 2MEN RICHARD AND ELI.LIVING IN THE SAME CO.THESE MEN MIGHT BE KIN.BECAUSE ALL OF THESE COPELAND ARE GONE IN THE CENSUS OF 1865 OF ALLEN CO. ALL HELP IS WELCOME.

Topic: Nelson, Olaf and Inga in Savonburg
From: Ginger Fay
Date: Tuesday, December 28, 1999 09:18 AM

Does anyone have any information on Olaf and or Inga Nelson?We know they both died in Savonburg. Olaf in 1907 and Inga in 1897. Any other information would be helpful. I am new at this. Thank you.
Ginger Fay

Topic: Alphonso Williams Family
From: Roy Williams
Date: Monday, December 27, 1999 08:41 AM

Roy Williams

Topic: Alexander Fowler/Satterfield/Moody
From: Viola Lawrence
Date: Saturday, December 04, 1999 08:04 AM

Seeking info on Grt Grandfather Alexander Fowler.Moved to Kansas after the Civil War. It's my understanding he lived in the area around Bronson Ks. Any help appreciated. please email me

Topic: Hawkins in Allen County
From: Cindy Hawkins
Date: Thursday, December 02, 1999 03:46 PM

I am looking for information about the children of Jonathan Hawkins and his wife (name unknown). They both died within a short time of each other. Jonathan died about 1832. Two children had connections to Kansas. Several of the other children had connections with Winnebago County, Illinois. Sophia (Sophiah) W. Hawkins married Edgar Osborn. They both died in Allen County, Kansas. They had six children. At least two died in Allen County. George W. Hawkins married Cordilia L. Sherman in Mt. Tabor, Wisconsin. George died January 5, 1896 in Allen County. They had seven children. At least two were born in Kansas.

I am looking for information about Jonathan's wife, brothers, sisters and children. I have detailed information about Jonathan's brother Issac and a small amount about his brother Jacob. The other brothers and sisters I have little or no information.

Thank You
Cindy Hawkins

Topic: Andrews & Champion in Iola
From: Yvonne Tibbetts
Date: Friday, November 26, 1999 02:38 PM

Looking for info on William Selby Andrews. Married Martha Board Croker in Iola?, Ks abt 1880-1881. Had daughter Alice Mae Andrews 11/1881 in Iola. Alice married Clarence Joseph Champion in Iola? abt 1900-1901. All moved to Livingston County, KY. Anyone know anything about William? When did the all move? What did Clarence do in Iola? HELP! Any info greatly appreciated. I will share what I have. Thanks, Yvonne Tibbetts

Topic: Morris, Stephens, Wood
From: Fred Morris
Date: Saturday, November 13, 1999 10:56 PM

looking for any info on my relatives My aunt louise stephens uncle kenneth stephens aunt ida wood died in 1978 or my grandfather fred morris who died in aprox 1948
Fred Morris

Topic: Creighton-Young
From: Buchanan Weller
Date: Friday, November 12, 1999 09:51 PM

I am looking for information of Susie Creighton Young and her husband Ed. They lived in Humboldt downtown across from the park in the late 40's, Susie's sister Claudie Jenner ran a cafe nearby. Susie and Claudie were my Aunts, Would like to know Uncle Ed's parents and family. Thank you for any information you might forward to me. Sharon
Buchanan Weller

Topic: Sarah Jane Parker
From: Carl Miller
Date: Saturday, November 06, 1999 09:59 PM

Seeking info on Sarah Jane Parker born and/or lived in Allen county and some years in Moran. Born probably between 1855 - 1865 . Married James Bettes who also lived in Kansas.They had several children .
Carl Miller

From: Deborah Morgan
Date: Thursday, November 04, 1999 06:46 PM

Deborah Morgan

Topic: Ethel Jane Bettes
Date: Thursday, November 04, 1999 10:11 AM

Looking for parental or sibling info of Ethel Jane Bettes b 8/13/1890 in Moran, d abt 1944 in MT. Married James O McGee. E-mail - all appreciated .

Topic: Joseph& Pennetta(Matthews) Culbertson
From: aniel Culbertson
Date: Thursday, October 28, 1999 11:13 AM

Joseph(b.OHIO 1821) & Pennetta (B.KY 1821 (Matthews) Culbertson m. in Tazewell Co. Ill. 25 May, 1842 d. Allen Co. Ks. any information would be greatly app.
Thanks in advance
Daniel Culbertson

From: R Hammel
Date: Friday, October 29, 1999 02:32 PM

Am a Culbertson from Tazewell Co. email me directly for more information

Topic: algurn worman
Date: Monday, October 25, 1999 01:03 AM

algurn worman born june 20-1871 peoria ill.
died 4-12-1954 modesto calif.
buried at Chanute KS
trying to find relatives still living in ks or anyone knowing the wormansform this area. contact
art worman at email address

Topic: Hermann FRY in Allen County
From: John Lohman
Date: Friday, October 22, 1999 10:56 AM

I am searching for information on Emma Lohmann FRY, her husband Herman L. FRY and daughter Ruby Alpha FRY. They were living in Paris, Linn County, Kansas, at the time of the 1900 Census.

Ruby Alpha was born. April 9, 1902. In a letter dated January 1, 1906, it was determined that the family was then in Dodd City, Marion County, Arkansas. Emma's husband Herman L. Fry was a legal agent and superintendent in 1906 for the Iola Mining and Milling company In Iola, Allen County, Kansas. It was determined that the production facility may be in Zinc, Boone County, Arkansas. George A. Fry was the president.

Thank you. John Lohman San Antonio, Texas,

Date: Wednesday, October 20, 1999 08:36 PM

Seeking information on David C. Adams born in Mercer County,Kentucky married Delilah Smick in 1836. He was the son of Archibald Adams and Phebe Caldwell. Wanting to know who the parents of Delilah Smick were. Was her parents John Godhart Smick and Mary"Polly" French of Mercer County,Kentucky? Did she have a brother named Lewis Smick???? David and Delilah Adams are buried in Iola cemetary in Allen County,Kansas. Who were David and Delilah's children and what happened to them. Thanks for any information-Cindy

Topic: Mercy McDonald
From: Duane McDonald
Date: Tuesday, September 28, 1999 05:11 PM

I am looking for information concerning a Mrs Mercy McDonald who lived near Neosho Falls in the early 1900s. She died in 1929 and is buried in Neosho Falls. I think she may have lived in Allen county near Neosho Falls.
Duane McDonald

Topic: Carter, Graves
From: M. Carter
Date: Sunday, September 26, 1999 06:06 PM

Looking for information on Henry Carter, listed on the 1870 census in Allen County, Kansas....He was living next door to a John Graves family, believed to be related to Henry Carter.
M. Carter

Topic: Sherrill
From: Winky Knight
Date: Sunday, September 26, 1999 04:50 PM

I am looking for a trace of Max Sherrill. He would be about 65-70 years old. He lived in Iola in 1939. His grandfather was Pete Taylor who is my great uncle.
Winky Knight

Topic: Taylor
From: Winky Knight
Date: Sunday, September 26, 1999 04:37 PM

I am looking for a Great Uncle who lived in Iola, Kansas in and around 1939. His name was Pete Taylor. He had a daughter named LaVisa. This is all the information I have on them. Please contact me if you have an knowledge of them from there. This is strictly a genealogy study.
Winky Knight

Topic: Fraser
From: Elida Fraser
Date: Friday, September 17, 1999 04:24 PM

I am looking for any information on James Howason Fraser dies 1-2-1979 Iola KS and Mary Ellen Steele d. 8-1975 Iola KS I am doing a family tree for my kids. James and Mary are my children's great grandparents. I am trying to go back in time and seem to be at a stand still Thanks
Elida Fraser

Topic: TRUMBULL family
Date: Saturday, September 04, 1999 02:36 PM

Samuel Wescott TRUMBULL and his wife Harriet Townsend Wells TRUMBULL came to Iola, Allen Co., Kansas in 1867. Harriet died there on August 25, 1870, age 72. Would like to know where she was buried. Samuel died April 2,1877, at age 87 of pneumonia, and his daughter Calista Trumbull THRALL, died April 5, 1877, at age 45, also of pneumonia. Both succumbed from exposure during a buggy ride in extreme weather. Was Callista THRALL buried in Iola? Samuel, for some unknown reason,was buried in Mulberry, KS, on April 3(?), 1877. If anyone has any knowledge of these TRUMBULLs and THRALLs, please contact me at

Topic: Milholland/?Duroc Hogs
From: Pat Farris
Date: Saturday, September 04, 1999 09:39 AM

My Great Uncle, Jim Milholland and Gertrude, his wife, lived in the Humboldt area for several years until his death in the 70's. He is said to raised Duroc Hogs and was a field representative for a Duroc Hog magazine. I know he was working for this mag. in 1925 and later. I understand there were newspaper ads also that advertised his famous hogs and had his picture in it. I would like to find a copy of the magazine or newspaper ad. Jim was very involved in his church also and served as a deacon for many years, I am not sure which church. My great grandfather, Charley Milholland, lived with him for years and died while living in Humboldt 1/19/1954. I would be interested in an obit on him and any tidbits on any of them. Thanks. Pat Farris

Topic: William Wise Family
From: Patricia Wise
Date: Friday, September 03, 1999 11:17 PM

I am looking for Hannis William Wise, father Joseph Wise, Grandfather William Hunter Wise. Was found living in Anderson Co and Allen Co. Would appreciate any information. Patricia Wise

Topic: Kallberg or Kjellberg
From: ? please contact if you submitted this information
Date: Thursday, September 02, 1999 03:38 PM

In Census 1900 Allen Co,Cottage Serve Township ED 3, Sheet4 Kallberg Gustav b1850, wife Mathilda Kallberg b 1850 and children Richard Charles Gustav b 1885 Elin Amalia Lovisa b 1887 Are there any descendants out there ??

From: Gunnar Gran
Date: Saturday, January 29, 2000 06:57 AM

1920 Kansas, Labette County, Parsons: From Allen Co to Labette Co

1830 Felix Avenue , Parsons
Kallberg, Richard/Rickard C. age 34, born Sweden. Immigrated: 1888;
Naturalized: 1906. Carpenter, steam R. R.
Ella A., wife, age 29, born Kansas.
Ruth E. daughter, age 5, born Kansas
Edith A. daughter, age 2 10/12, born Kansas

1608 Thornton, Parsons, Labette County
Kallberg, N. G., age 69, born Sweden. Immigrated: 1888; Naturalized: 1896.
Carpenter, railway
Matilda, wife, age 69. Born Sweden. Naturalized.

Topic: Moses, Joseph and George Waddle
From: Jill Waddle
Date: Monday, August 30, 1999 11:34 AM

Looking for information on Moses Waddell/Waddle b. 1830 in KY who is on the Bourbon Co. KS 1870 census, he was married to Sarah b.1831 in OH (sorry no last name) their children were Henrietta b. IL 1858, Joseph b. KS 1866, Emma b. KS 1868. Joseph Franklin Waddle was my ggrandfather m. to Anna Matilda Green b. OH 1/05/1867 their children were George Wells Waddle b. KS 08/21/1901 Daphine Waddle b. KS 9/24/1896 Clark Waddle b. KS would appreciate any information!
Jill Waddle

Topic: Campbell
Date: Sunday, August 29, 1999 07:23 PM

I am searching for information on the family of James Albert Campbell who was born February 2, 1858 near Lyons, KS. His parents, John J. Campbell and Emily Sartin, came to Kansas from Illinois. He married Mary Elizabeth Milliss Christy May 4, 1882. Their children were Susie(1883), Harriett (Hattie) (1883), Anna Elizabeth (1885), and Carrie Ethel (1887). Mary Elizabeth Campbell died in Iola, Allen Co., KS Dec. 1, 1890. They were living in Bourbon Co. KS . by 1900. James Albert Campbell married Annie Archer in 1904. He died in K.C., MO June 8, 1940.

I would also like information on his father, John J. Campbell. The 1850 census lists him in Schuyler Co., IL. He was born ca. 1821 in Kentucky. His wife, Emily Sartin Campbell, was born in Kentucky. Their children included John M, Sarah R., and Emily S., all born in IL, and James A. born in KS in 1858.

I'd like to contact anyone researching this family. Any help you can offer will be most appreciated.

Topic: Snyder Family
From: Ardath
Date: Saturday, August 21, 1999 03:45 PM

John Franklin Snyder and his wife Estelle farmed in 1883 His youngest son Russell was supposed to have been born in Allen Co. abt. 1895. This Snyder family is said to have gone to Bement, IL. by 1902. Other children of John F. Snyder are: Della-B.-1874, may have married R. R. Crawford, Ernest Melvin-B-1875-76, Inez Pearl-B-1878, Chester-B-1884, Odessa-B-1889, Russell-B-1895. Russell married and lived in TX. Please E-mail Ardath

Topic: McKinley Family
Date: Tuesday, August 17, 1999 11:30 AM

If you have any information on the McKinley family who came Humboldt, KS. from Ohio in the 1870's,I would greatly appreciate you contacting me at

I have plenty of data for the McKinleys during their Ohio days, but looking for Kansas and or Ireland data. If you need any data for the Ohio McKinleys feel free to contact me.

Topic: James Abel Cook/Addie Cutter-1891
From: James A. McIntosh
Date: Saturday, August 14, 1999 02:05 PM

Looking for verification of birthplace (including town and county) for Leroy Cook born on June 26, 1891, to parents James Abel Cook and Addie Cutter.

Please send any reply to James A. McIntosh at Thank you for your help. Jim

Topic: Olaf and Inga Nelson
Date: Wednesday, August 04, 1999 11:56 AM

I am looking for information on:

Olaf Nelson
Born: May 24, 1823
Place of Birth: Holje, Parish of Jemshog, Province of Blekinge, Sweden
Died: August 9, 1907
Place of Death: Savonburg, Allen Co. Kansas

Wife's name: Inga

Immigrated from Sweden in November 1853. Settled in Knoxville, Knox Co. Illinois. Moved to Springfield, Sangamon Co. Illinois. Then to Savonburg, Allen Co. Kansas in February of 1870.

I believe he is buried next to his wife in the Wannersburg Cemetary in Savonburg.

We discovered a Newspaper article referring to Inga's death in a Savonburg Trio-news Article from March 19, 1897. It says Mrs. Olaf Nelson died in her home Tuesday. Which would be March 16th, 1897. We have her birthdate as March 7, 1827.

My paternal Grandmother- Mildred Frances (Kelly) Griffin b.6-9-1912 d. 3-24-1980

She was the Daughter of- Frances Edna Boman b. 6-2-1892 Savonburg, Ks

Who was the Daughter of- Samuel Robert Boman b. 4-10-1865 Springfield, IL and Sarah Nelson b. 3-12-1867 Springfield, IL

Sarah Nelson is the daughter of Olaf and Inga Nelson. So Olaf and Inga Nelson were my Paternal Grandmother's Great-Grandparents.

Family legend states that Olaf was nephew to a King Gustav of Sweden and was disowned for marrying beneath himself. Supposedly to a maid in the king's palace.

It is possible that he may have come to America as early as 1842. No one is sure.

I would like to find a birth record or marriage record for Olaf and or Inga but haven't had any luck as I am really new at this genealogy stuff.

Topic: Ira Monroe MORE
From: ? please contact if you submitted this information
Date: Thursday, July 22, 1999 02:05 PM

I'm looking for any information on Ira Monroe MORE, born in Allen County on Feb. 4, 1885. Mother: Sarah Catherine MYERS, father: Charles Henry (Miller?) MORE. He died in Crawford County (Pittsburg) KS on Feb. 22, 1969.

Also any information on the MORE family. They were in Kansas from at least 1883 through 1889, and had five other children: Ollie Leroy MORE-- born in Allen County on June 4, 1889 --, Harland Marion MORE, Alva Miller MORE, Lula Miriam MORE, Nellie Minerva MORE, in Anderson, Crawford, Bourbon and Labette Counties.

Thank you.

Topic: Desendants of Mrs. S. A. Weakely
Date: Monday, July 19, 1999 02:54 PM

I am looking for descendants of S.A. Weakley She lived in Moran, County of Allen, Kansas in 1912, possibly moved to Jasper MO. latter. My e-mail is

Topic: Fred and Eva McKean
From: ? please contact if you submitted this information
Date: Friday, July 02, 1999 06:21 PM

Looking for information on the family of Fred and Eva McKean.

The children of this union were:

Morris may still be living in Iola.

From: ? please contact if you submitted this information
Date: Friday, July 02, 1999 03:29 PM

I am looking for information on Wesley Hickson who died in Allen County while visiting his son on January 27, 1881. I believe his son's name was Madison Hickson. I would like to know more about Wesley and what family, if any, Madison had. Any assistance would be appreciated.

Topic: Issac Corman
From: ? please contact if you submitted this information
Date: Thursday, July 01, 1999 02:01 PM

Looking for ancestor Issac Corman. He died in Humbolt Kansas, Allen County shorty after the turn of the century (I believe). He had a son who was born in the same town on Mar 25, 1870 (Sidney Edwin Corman). Issac may of been married many times. Looking for any information on him, siblings of Sidney, wives, etc.


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