Abbott, Adams, Avery, Baland, Baland, Barron, Broadent, Brooks, Burkihiser, Clark, Cox, Crum, Daniels, Deal, Dickens, Disney, Eldredge, Evan Young Cemetery, Gillespie, Groff, Hackett, Halford, Hallford, Hamlin, Hayes, Hibbs, Hoke, Jolliff, Kellar, Kelley, King, Lee, Manfrey, Martin, McAdam, McElroy, McNaught, Mercer, Moyer, New, Owens, Ross, Schornick, Searles, Smith, Southwick, Stewart, Van Fossen, Zentz

Allen County Kansas Queries


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Queries 2001

Topic: Pearl Daniels
From: Donald Detwiler
Date: Monday, December 10, 2001 08:48 PM

Seeking information on Pearl Daniels born 3 Oct 1892 and died Oct 1981 in Moran, Allen, KS. Will share family information.

Don Detwiler

Topic: Groff, Jno. V.
From: Edsel Richmond
Date: Sunday, December 09, 2001 08:59 PM

Mr. Groff is listed in the 1880 Census as living in Humboldt, on Water St. with wife Sarah A. and stepdaughters Ella and Irene Leamon. I would like to have more information of this family, as the Wife and stepdaughters are my Great Grandmother and Great Aunts.

Topic: Clark family
From: Kathleen Marine
Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2001 07:06 PM

Would like information on the John Clark family. Joseph Columbus Portius/Porter Clark was born in 1871. He married Mary Jane Williams born in 1874. Joseph & Mary had 5 children, Laura Ellen b. 1896 (my grandmother), Edna, Harry, Mildred Clarabell born 1912, and Mary Jane born 1916. Joseph died in 1934 and death cert. lists MO as birthplace.

Topic: Jacob B. Kellar
From: Vicky Linke
Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2001 11:06 AM

In October of 1870 Jacob B. Kellar brought land in the South East quarter of Section number 30 in township number 34 south of
Range number 20 East containing 160 acres.
It was recorded at Humboldt. Can anyone tell me where this is and if Jacob B. Kellar shows on the 1870 census for Allen County. He was in Labette Co., Kansas before buying this property.

From: Dave Goldy
Date: Saturday, November 24, 2001 10:15 PM


Section 30 of Township 34S, Range 20E is in Labette County,Kansas, not Allen County. You will find it about 3 miles west of Bartlett, KS on US 166, on the north side of the road. To the best of my knowledge, you can only record the purchase of land in the county where is land is located Thus, you could not record the purchase of Labette County land in Allen County.

You will find Section 30 of Township 24S, Range 20E in Allen County. It is about 2.5 miles east of La Harpe, KS on the north side of US 54. You might want to verify your sources as to which Township the land was located in, 24S or 34S.

If your library has a copy of "Township Atlas of the United States" by John L Androit, on page 212 is a map of Kansas showing the location of all the Township,Ranges, and counties. The map does not show the sections.

There is no listing for a Jacob B Kellar in the index for the 1870 Federal Census. The index contains the following:

Alna A Butler Co. 898 Walnut Twp
Charles Ellis Co. 028 Elsworth Twp
Reuben Franklin Co. 153 4 W. Ottowa

In the 1860 index for the Federal Census, I found:

George P Leavenworth Co. 133 Leavenworth
Julisu Leavenworth Co. 120 Leavenworth

These two are likely in the City of Leavenworth rather than a township.

You may also want to check the all person indexes to the 1865 and 1875 State of Kansas Censuses. The indexes will reference you to the actual census information. You can interlibrary loan the indexes from the Kansas State Historical Society. Take a look at the following link:

If you have any questions, let me know.

Good luck

Dave Goldy
Overland Park, KS

Topic: James Ross and Ida New
From: Connie Blackburn
Date: Saturday, November 10, 2001 04:37 PM

Just discovered that the maiden name of Ida Ross married to James must be New. They were married in Douglas, Kansas July 3, 1880.

Topic: James and Ida Ross
From: Connie Blackburn
Date: Friday, November 09, 2001 01:13 PM

Searching for information on JAMES ROSS born July 1854 in Pennsylvania and his wife IDA born April 1856 in Iowa. In 1900 they lived at 512 Sycamore Street; Iola; Allen County; Kansas with their children: Floy, Myrtle, Eva, Roy and Glen Ross. They also had an older child in Nebraska, Lewis Vandell Ross, and a younger son, Clifford, was born after 1900.

Topic: Adams
From: Charles Babler
Date: Thursday, November 08, 2001 10:30 PM

I am searching on information about Dorthy Irene Adams who was born in Sept 6, 1918 in concreto, Kansas And Married Roy Eldo Tate who was born Dec 1st, 1912. They had Three kids. Jack, Gary , and Judith who is my Mother. Please any info would be greatly aprieciated if your related or know of someone else please notify me..

Topic: dickens family
From: Kathy Jones
Date: Thursday, October 18, 2001 02:57 PM

I am searching for information on the Charles B. Dickens family. Charles is the son of Isaac and Lockey Darby Dickens.
I believe the family moved to Iola, Kansas, in 1904,after the fathers death. They came from Lee Co. Iowa. He lived with his brother, Isaac Newton Dickens until his death in 1940. Thank you for your help

Kathy Slee Jones


Topic: John C. MERCER & Nancy C. MERCER
From: Charles Lewis
Date: Saturday, October 13, 2001 11:43 AM

Looking for a cemetery search on John and Nancy MERCER. On 19 Apr 1910, he was 62 and she was 53 years old. They lived in La Harpe with Frances and J. Morrill.

Topic: Charles Phillip Cox
From: Kevin Cox
Date: Thursday, October 04, 2001 11:26 PM

Looking for information for parents and siblings of Charles Phillip Cox born Aug 18, 1977 in Humboldt Kansas.

Topic: Hallford marriages or Halford
From: Carl Hallford
Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2001 06:59 AM

I am looking for marriages of John R HAlford (Hallford) nad also William W. Hallford(Halford)
THey married we believe in Allen Co. Humbodt twnship about 1860 to 1865.
these two are brothers.
We jsut need some one to look into marriages book of Allen co for us ---Thank u

Topic: KING/MOYER marriage
From: Kristie Krone
Date: Tuesday, September 18, 2001 05:34 PM

Does anyone have access to a book of Marriage Records for Allen County, KS? I'm trying to find out when Leslie Walter KING married Olive MOYER. She was his second wife, and they married sometime after 1911. Please contact me at Thank you!

Topic: McElroy
From: Janice Ramsey Lear
Date: Saturday, September 08, 2001 07:40 PM

Seeking information on William T. McElroy, editor of the Union Newspaper in Humboldt, Allen Co, KS in 1898. He was the half brother of my 2nd GreatGrandfather, John T. McCracken. William's mother was Sarah Ann (White)McElroy McCracken. William was born in Washington Co, PA. I know nothing else about this half Uncle. Will share what I know of his mother's side of the family.

Topic: Martin J. Crum
From: Oneida Bynum
Date: Thursday, August 09, 2001 07:42 AM

I'm looking for information on Martin J and Sabina Chrowell Crum settled in Allen Co ca 1908-9
looking also for where they are buried.

Topic: Schornick
From: Carol Money
Date: Sunday, August 05, 2001 04:27 PM

looking for mary e hays schornick and henry and jacob schornick.

From: Leona Milbourn
Date: Wednesday, July 25, 2001 03:07 PM

Researching Charles Smith who moved to Allen County KS about 1870. Wife was Hariet Terwilliger. Was he on the 1870 Census for that county? Leona Milbourn

Topic: Evan Young Cemetery
Date: Tuesday, July 17, 2001 04:54 PM

I am looking for information the Evan Young Cemetery in Humbolt. We were unable to locate it in Aug '00. I know the cemetery was fenced in the mid 70's. My great, great grandfather Daniel Deal was buried there. Does anyone know who else might be buried there?

Topic: McAdam, Moreland McClure
From: Irma Ward
Date: Tuesday, July 10, 2001 09:38 PM

Moreland married Jessie McGinness. He was the son of Samuel & Clara McAdam. Would like any information of the McAdam siblings or ancestors. Thank you.

Topic: William Hoke
From: Jason Hoke
Date: Wednesday, June 27, 2001 10:01 AM

I am looking for my g-g-grandfather and any information would be great. He had a son named Robert Franklin Hoke and a grandson named Benjamin Hoke, who is my grandfather. They lived primarily in the Iola area. If any one can help it would be great.

From: Jim Payne
Date: Monday, July 23, 2001 12:44 PM

Hi, Jason: Maybe this is a connection...My maternal side greatgreatgrandfather was William Henry Hoke, who worked for the city of Iola early in the last century. he was born 1845 in PA, married Eliza Jane Deyer in Knox county, MO 1874, and died in Allen Co Ks 1933. Ms Eliza Jane died 1940. I have a five generation picture of me (as a infant) my Mom, Wilma Hoke, her dad Irvin Hoke, his dad, Eliza Jane's son, William Jacob Hoke. perhaps your line are cousins, if descended from William Henry.....let me know, I have pictures and will exchange as much info as I can. Jim Payne

Topic: Baland
Date: Sunday, June 17, 2001 09:11 PM

Looking for descendents of the following Balands(all siblings)
Emil Waldemar, Chas. Augustus, Frank David Abert Fredrick, Willie, Almelia Helen, Elvia Ruth, Sarah Emily

Topic: Daniel Deal
Date: Sunday, June 17, 2001 09:08 PM

Looking for descendents of Daniel Deal, born Morgan Co, In, enlisted in civil war, buried in Humbolt.
Offspring:Lafayette(my great, grandfather)
Thadeus, Frankie(f) and Libbie

From: Sharon Barton
Date: Monday, June 18, 2001 11:36 PM

Jack Bender has done extensive research on this family. His e-mail

Topic: Charles and Sarah or Mary Baland
Date: Sunday, June 17, 2001 09:00 PM

Looking for descendents of above-Mary was born 1862, Married Lafayette Deal, moved to Joplin MO. Died 1938, buried in Humbolt.Believe her parents were Charles and Sarah.

From: Jean Kennedy
Date: Friday, June 08, 2001 02:23 PM

Researching the James Jolliff Family from Central City,IL. to Allen Co., KS. Md. Jennie Allen 28 Oct. 1874 Had 4 Children:
1.Died infancy
2.Eva Mae Md. James W. Kennedy JR. She died11 May 1904 Grayson Co.,TX.
3 Grace who md. ? Carpenter had daughter Ethel.
4.Frank in 1924 lived Mildred,KS.

Topic: Lee Hackett Owens
From: Lynda Lee/ Harbour
Date: Thursday, June 07, 2001 03:32 PM

I am looking for any information concerning my great-grandfather Charles LEE born in Bath Co. Kentucky. He was married twice..first to Josephina (Josie) Owens, they had two sons one who is my grandfather. Charles then married
Roda Hackett and had four more children. I do not have a death date but suspect he died in Allen County since his father died there and his obit listed that both sons were living in Iola. I would appreciate any help that you could give me.

Topic: David N. Broadent 1865-1955 Humbolt, Allen KS
From: Patricia Kiddoo-Leibham
Date: Tuesday, June 05, 2001 01:14 PM

Researching David N. Broadbent, who was born 1865 in Humbolt, Allen, KS to William H Broadbent and Mary White. He married Mary Marshall Metzner 1913 in Nowata, Nowata, OK.
Note: Information unsubstantiated.

Topic: Brooks and Hibbs
From: Brian Mize
Date: Wednesday, May 30, 2001 08:48 AM

I am the great great grandson of William Silas Brooks and Ida Mae Hibbs. If anyone has any information on these two families please contact me at

Topic: William E. Avery Family
From: Calvin Blankenship
Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2001 11:30 AM

I am looking for info on the son of Nicholas Avery: William E. Avery, his wife Nancy Forgurean, and family.

From:Cutler's History of the State of Kansas:

"At the first meeting of the county commissioners held at Cofachique, May 7, 1856, ...John Dunwoody and William Avery were appointed Justices of the Peace".

"...during the year 1856, ...In Cofachique precinct, William Avery, G. A. Gideon and William Mayberry were appointed Judges of Election, ..."

William is my GGG-Grandfather.


From: Nancy Willis
Date: Thursday, June 07, 2001 09:23 AM

Calvin I find in some cemetery listings for Allen County: Both buried Iola Cemetery, William Avery, d. 17 Dec. 1866 age 59y 11m 5d, a Mason.
Avery, Nancy d. 28 Oct. 1915, unmarked grave. No further data.
Nancy Willis

Topic: Zentz
From: Diann Muhs
Date: Thursday, May 10, 2001 08:03 AM

Looking for information about the death of William Zentz born 1841 Stark Co. Ohio.
Christian Zentz
Rachel Bowers

I have information that in 1906 his children sold the land owned by him in Allen County as part of the estate. But have been unable to find the date of death or the place of burial.

William lived in Allen county beginning 1870 ish and remained there toll his wife Harriet Terwilliger died.

I believe that he remained in the area but in a different county. I have a photo of who we believe are his sibling and they are older and a bio for his sister Margaret Zentz Anglin which states that he has died but there is no date.
Perry Zentz-LaHarpe 4 children
Cora May Zentz McCune Schell-4 or 5 Children
1890 moved from Allen County to Joplin Jasper Co, MO
Charles W. Zentz-unmarried lived in allen county till death
Oscar Zentz-moved to Oregon were his family was started. Found information about death on newborn Daughter.
Belle Zentz Frame or Frane 1954 Texas Co. Mo.
Two more

Any information about William or his family would be greatly

Topic: McNaught Burial Iola Cemetery(ies)
From: Beverly McNaught Penick
Date: Monday, May 07, 2001 07:12 AM

I am new to this list and would appreciate any help...I am looking for information on how to locate my great great grandfather and grandmother who, according to the family Bible were buried in Iola, KS. James Riley and Rebecca (Adams) McNaught.

Beverly McNaught Penick

Topic: Bert Hayes of Iola
From: Stacy Shelton
Date: Saturday, April 21, 2001 07:11 PM

Does anyone have information about where Bert Hayes and his wife, Carrie, are buried? They are my great aunt and uncle. My wife and I named our daughter for aunt Carrie. My daughter wanted to visit her grave site. Thanks. Stacy Shelton

Topic: Van Fossen family
From: Beth Lias
Date: Sunday, April 15, 2001 12:13 PM

Hello. I am looking for information about the family of JESSE VAN FOSSEN who settled in Humboldt, Allen County, Kansas in 1862. Any information about his descendants would be very welcome. Thank you.

Beth (Van Fossen) Lias

Topic: Kelley family
Date: Friday, April 06, 2001 01:31 AM

I would like to know if anyone has any information on descendants of William Bailey Kelley born 08/23/1847 . The only descendant that we are aware of is Ira Dudley Kelley died 03/16/1941 in Iola, Allen County,Kansas.

Larry Kelley

Topic: Barron Fanily
From: Tom Mathis
Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2001 06:38 PM

I would like to know if there are any descendents of Lafayette Taylor Barron born Nov.17, 1882 in Elsmore, Allen County, Kansas. Thank you. Tom Mathis

Topic: Hamlin family
From: Teri Hamlin
Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2001 04:43 PM

I'm looking for a Frederick E. Hamlin. Possible that his father is Epharaim Hamlin of Allen county. I know that he was listed as 32 years of age in the 1920 Oklahoma Census and birthplace is listed as Kansas.
Frederick married a Rachel Helzer who was also born in Kansas and was born in 1895 I believe - (listed as 25 years of age in the 1920 Census)
Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Thank You.

Topic: Oren Stewart
From: Diana Townsley
Date: Friday, March 16, 2001 06:21 PM

Looking for info on Oren Stewart, born abt. 1873, parents James C. and Catherine Stewart. Possibly married to Edith May Townsley.

From: Barbie Heinen
Date: Friday, March 16, 2001 03:55 PM

Looking for death record and grave sites of Sarah Ann Gillespie and her daughter, Lena. They lived in Cottage Grove Township in Allen County near the farm of Samuel J. Stewart. Sarah died sometime after January 1884 and before 1895; Lena died in 1891. All we know is that they are buried in an old unkept country cemetery and that there are graves with names of Garroute, Templeton and Thurman nearby.

Topic: Eldredge family
From: Chuck Johnson
Date: Tuesday, February 27, 2001 09:27 AM

I am seeking information on Joseph Edward Eldredge who I believe died in Allen County, Kansas in 1919. Although a resident earlier of Delaware County, Iowa he resided in his later life with his daughter Allis Eldredge Lambdin. Alice is buried in Savonburg, Allen County, Kansas after 22 November 1920. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

From: Dave Goldy
Date: Tuesday, March 06, 2001 11:54 PM


The following ELDREDGE are buried in the Harmony Cemetery in Savonburg, Allen County, Kansas:

Eldredge J.E. May 15, 1836 - Dec 21, 1900 Co. F Iowa Vol. Inf

Augusta M 1841 - 1919
Chas Fredrick 1871 - 1950

These entries were found on page 53 of "Cemeteries of Allen County, Kansas (except Highland & Mt. Hope)"

Compiled by Lucile Winter and Frances Hill
East Central Kansas Genealogical Society
P O Box 78
Iola, KS 66749

I only searched the cemeteries near Savonburg, as each cemetery in the book has its own index.

The Kansas State Historical Society has microfilms of the "Savonburg Record" available for ILL. The paper was published from Nov. 1891 to July 1922.

This link will take you to the newspaper search page at the KSHS web site. Leave the City box blank, select Allen County, put in the years of interest and put "Savonburg" in the Words in Title box. The results page will give you the microfilm reel numbers. Your librarian will need this and the newspaper title to order the films for you. You should also check out the link to "Interlibrary Loan Policies". You will find this link on the search page.

Hope this helps, and if you have any questions, let me know.

Dave Goldy
Overland Park, KS

Topic: Clyde DISNEY
From: Leona Headley
Date: Monday, February 12, 2001 10:44 PM

*** SEARCHING for Clyde W. DISNEY born June 08, 1887 in Girard, Kansas. Son of William DISNEY and Julia Ann NIMERICK.***

Topic: Martin, Manfrey
From: Rita Decker
Date: Monday, February 05, 2001 06:02 PM

Is their any one in Allen county that will do cemetery Lookups?
I'm looking for a death record for the wife of Ezra MARTIN. She's thought to have died in Iola between 8 Sept. 1866 and 14 Dec. 1867. We think her surname was MANFREY or a variation of. No one knows the first name. Thanks for any help.

Topic: Searles/Abbott
From: Diana Townsley
Date: Wednesday, January 31, 2001 07:25 PM

Looking for information on Nora Searles who married William A. Abbott on 1/23/1908. J.M Mason of Iola performed the ceremony.

Topic: Southwick-Burkihiser
From: DeWanna Dial
Date: Friday, January 19, 2001 01:57 PM

I am looking for information on Emmitt Wheeler Southwick. He married Alberta Zilla Burkihiser in Kansas in 1887. They had a son Elmar Elsworth Southwick born 1/18/1888 in Iola Kansas. They moved from there to Oregon. My e-mail is


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