Chase County Kansas Queries


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Queries Feb. 14 - Dec. 1999

Allison, Arnett, Balcom, Belton, Beverlin, Blackburn, Bray, Campbell/A>, Cole, Coons, Danner, Dellenbach, Delong, Dozer/Dozier, Fisher, Gardner, Garrison, Hamilton, Handy, Harvey, Herring, Horn, Larkin/Larkins, Lowe, Lubitz, Lund, Lutt, Martin, McNee, Patton, Piles/Pyles, Prendeville, Riley, Ring, Robbs, Smalley, Smith, Stone, Taylor, Turner, Walle, Watchous, Witson

Topic: Charles M Elliott and wife Margaret Rody
From: Cindy Heater
Date: Monday, November 01, 1999 09:51 PM

Cindy Heater

Date: Monday, November 01, 1999 09:13 PM


Topic: Prendeville, Ryan, KS RR
From: Christi Malone
Date: Tuesday, October 12, 1999 11:54 AM

Garrett Prendeville of Ohio married Mary "Mae" Ryan of Cottonwood Falls on Sept. 19, 1905 in St. Anthony's Church, Strong City. I'm trying to find out when Garrett arrived in Kansas. He worked for the RR in Ohio, and probably worked for the A,T,& SF in Strong City. He retired from the "Katy" in Parsons, Labette County.

If anyone with some knowledge of RR history in KS could respond, many thanks.
Christi Malone

Topic: Dozer/Dozier
Date: Friday, September 10, 1999 09:15 PM

I am looking for any information on a death abt. 1925 of William Hiram Dozer or Dozier.
Also marriage of Elmer Dozier to Arzella Carroll. abt. 1930. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated

Topic: LUND, Gust, descendents
From: Kathy Carras
Date: Thursday, September 02, 1999 12:17 AM

I am researching the surname LUND in Chase Co.
Looking for descendents of GUST LUND.
I am,
Kathy Carras
6245 Brenner Rd. NW, Olympia WA 98502

Topic: SMITH, John H., Diamond Spgs Twp
From: Donald J Smith
Date: Wednesday, September 01, 1999 08:12 AM

SMITH, John H.

I'm looking for John H Smith that came to Diamond Springs twp in about 1879. His wife Mary Ann Linke and 5 children came from Bartholomew Co., IN. Mary Ann (Linke) Smith died 1883.

Topic: Turner/Dellenbach
From: Michelle Roberts
Date: Sunday, August 22, 1999 10:02 PM

Looking for the marriage of Nettie Turner to Otto Dellenbach in 1898 in Strong City, Kansas. Michelle Roberts

Topic: Stone Family search
Date: Monday, August 16, 1999 03:11 PM

Seeking information Joseph L. Stone wife Anna born 1870 in Saffordville, Kansas Chase County.

Date: Friday, September 10, 1999 04:46 PM

I might have some information for you. I will check over the weekend and get back to you.

Topic: Allison-Larkin/Larkins-Watchous Family
From: Karen Hutchison
Date: Friday, August 06, 1999 12:36 AM

Am looking for any info about the John Albert Allison family that came to Cottonwood Falls area around 1884 and stayed in the area until 1907 when of them moved to Rogers Co., OK. I am also looking for any info about the William Larkin/Larkins family that moved into the Cottonwood Falls area app. 1885 and then moved to Rogers Co., OK., also. Also looking for info on the William Watchous family that moved into Cottonwood Falls-Bazaar-Clements area from Wisconsin app. 1880. Some stayed and died in Clements area, some traveled to Rogers Co., OK.
Any and all info would be deeply appreciated.
Karen Hutchison

From: Linda Steinke
Date: Monday, January 17, 2000 09:49 AM

My gg-aunt married George Larkins in Illinois and the family moved to the Chase County, Kansas, area shortly after the Civil War. They had a son named William David Larkins who was born in 1858. Does any of this match your William Larkins?

Topic: Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Ellen Balcom
Date: Monday, July 19, 1999 09:25 AM

Born 1845 in MA, emigrated to KS in 1854 probably with her sister Mary Eliza Balcom and her husband, Joshua Pike tho they lived in Douglas. Lizzie lived in Cottonwood Falls and later died in Hutchinson, KS in 1884. any info appreciated, did she marry, who did she live with and what circumstances?

Topic: BRAY and HANDY families (1 of 2)
Date: Tuesday, July 13, 1999 04:59 PM

My great grandparents married in Matfield Green 7 July 1878.

She was Elizbeth BRAY (24Feb1854-23Dec1941), daughter of James BRAY (1828-1878) and Mary Ellen HIGGINS (ca1830-1880). The BRAY family came from Switzerland County, Indiana, to Matfield Green, Chase County, Kansas. At least one of her sisters married a BANKS from the area.

Great Grandfather was Elza "Elzy" HANDY (8Jan1842-15Aug1919) from Kentucky. He had two boys with him from a previous marriage to Martha Ann VANCE. They were Allen Woodson HANDY and James L. "Jimmy" HANDY. Woodson married in Chase County, but his wife shows up in Louisville, Kentucky, remarried. We know nothing about Jimmy's descendents.

Elzy and Elizbeth moved to Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Elzy's brother, Hezekiah, also lived in Chase County or nearby for awhile. He moved back to Kentucky; but some of his kids stayed, including William Carl HANDY.

Info on any of the families noted here would be greatly appreciated.

Also, is there a Chase County Cemetery book in print?

From: Debi Kepford
Date: Tuesday, March 07, 2000 10:01 PM

Hello, I too am descended from the BRAY line. My Bray line were in Switzerland Co., IN. If you would like to contact me, here is my email add.

Topic: Ira John Coons
Date: Sunday, July 04, 1999 04:40 PM

Searching for information pertaining to Ira John Coons. Originally from Circleville, Ohio, he is thought to be buried in Chase County. He lived in Matfield Green for a while and was a Methodist Church Bishop.

From: Judy Lutt
Date: Sunday, July 04, 1999 09:53 PM

I have searched my cemetery files and cannot find any COONS. Have you checked with the Chase County Historical Society, P. O. Box, Cottonwood Falls, KS 66845? they have a hugh Obit file. I have all the cemeteries typed up EXCEPT for Cedar Point and Elmdale. Sorry I can't help. Judy

Topic: Riley, Lubitz, Walle
From: Susan Petersen
Date: Thursday, June 10, 1999 02:49 PM

Looking for anyone having any information on these names -- all were residents of Cottonwood Falls around the end of the 1890-early 1900's. All are buried in Cottonwood Falls. The original Riley home stands on the outskirts of CF. My mother(86) and aunt(88) are the last living children of Fred & Alvina (Walle)Riley. I'd exchange any info I have with you.
Susan Petersen

Topic: Herring
Date: Friday, June 04, 1999 08:39 PM

I am seeking information about my biological great-great grandparents, Joseph and Elizabeth McNaughton Herring, daughter Olive who was born in 1860. I believe Joseph was a Civil War Veteran. He died in 1903 in Chase co. and she in 1901 in Matfield Grein, Kansas. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Topic: DELONG, JESSE 1880-90
Date: Thursday, May 20, 1999 04:18 PM

Interested in finding my gg-grandparents, Jesse and Martha DeLong. I know that they were in Chase or Marion county in the year of 1891 (the year my great grandparents were married). It is uncertain as to which county the DeLongs lived, as the county line is very close to the town of Peabody, where Cora Mary DeLong and Lawrence Gillet married. Grateful for any help!!

From: Linda Steinke
Date: Saturday, May 15, 1999 11:39 AM

Looking for others researching the PILES/PYLES family who settled in Chase and Marion Counties beginning in 1865 from Illinois. Sintha (Cynthia) Piles, widow of David Piles, and children, plus spouses of those married at the time: Sarah Jane, Daniel H., Eliza A., Martha Adeline, Thomas J., and Esther Caroline. Their son John died in Illinois after returning from the Civil War.
Linda Steinke

From: Elaine Evans
Date: Tuesday, January 18, 2000 10:34 PM

Hi Linda,

I have some info on the PILES family that may interest you. Sent it to your listed e-mail addy, but it bounced.

Please contact me at

Elaine Evans

From: Linda Steinke
Date: Saturday, May 08, 1999 01:14 PM

I'm looking for others who descend from John and Mary Ann (Ring) PATTON. The family came from Indiana in the 1860s. Children were: Margaret E., William, John T., Malinda, Nelson Monroe, Mary Ann, Harriet E., Joseph C., Sarah M., Rosie Emily, and Ida S. I descend from Nelson Monroe.
Linda Steinke

From: Linda Steinke
Date: Saturday, May 08, 1999 12:52 PM

I'm looking for others researching the BEVERLIN family in Chase County. Samuel and Elizabeth (Bonnell) BEVERLIN came to Kansas from West Virginia. Their daughter Amanda married Albert GARDNER. Other children who were in Kansas were Andrew Jackson, Benjamin Franklin (from Samuel's first marriage) and then Jane, William Campbell, and twins Alphus and Albert.
Linda Steinke

From: Linda Steinke
Date: Saturday, May 08, 1999 12:42 PM

I'm looking for other researching the GARDNER line in Chase County. My grandfather was Howard Eugene Gardner, son of Albert Gardner, who was the son of Elias Gardner. The family came to Kansas from Illinois (after being in Nebraska for some time, too).
Linda Steinke

Topic: Arnett-Garrison
Date: Friday, April 02, 1999 04:49 PM

Searching for any relatives of Emma Arnett Garrison married to Arch Garrison. Children Buddy, Margie, Katherine, Wanda. Cottonwood Falls or Strong City

From: Ruth Anne (GOOS) Halligan
Date: Saturday, March 06, 1999 01:52 PM

Elizabeth Catherine Fanny ROBBS, born ~1843 in Grantham, Lincolnshire, England, married Herbert TAYLOR, born ~1835 in Darmstadt, Germany (British Subject). Herbert was a doctor of medicine. They had the following known children: Harriet Fanny TAYLOR, baptized 24 Aug 1867 at Freshwater, IOW(Isle of Wight); John Stirling TAYLOR, bapt. 1 May 1869 at Freshwater, IOW; Herbert TAYLOR, bapt. 21 Dec 1870 at Freshwater, IOW; Mary TAYLOR, born ~1871, Wayne Harold TAYLOR, bapt. 21 Dec 1874 at Freshwater, IOW. Arthur Robert TAYLOR, (my grandfather) born 19 Dec 1880, in Cottonwood Falls, Chase County, Kansas, USA

May be another daughter named "Daisy". Mary may be known as Marian, or else another daughter named Marian.

Both Herbert & Elizabeth died about 1900, place and date unknown. Arthur ended up near Spokane, Washington, USA. He married May Daisy JOHNSON in 1919 and died in Spokane in 1953.

I believe the following:
John Stirling TAYLOR died as an infant.
Harriet Fanny TAYLOR married John LOWE and they lived in Kansas.
Herbert TAYLOR married Amy or Anna B. Smith and they moved to Bowden, Red Deer County, Alberta, Canada

Do you have Elizabeth Catherine Fanny ROBBS or Herbert TAYLOR in your files?

Any information appreciated. Thank you for your time!

Researching: churchill, COYLE, Denny, dickbernd, DIETZ, duker, GOEBEL, goos, HAAS, hildebrandt, JOHNSON, keeteman or kutemann; LOCHER, pfenninger, ROBBS, sly(e), TAYLOR, tibbitts or tibbetts, and TUPST or TUEPKER or TUPKER or TUPPER

Ruth Anne (GOOS) Halligan
Vallejo, California, USA

Topic: HARVEY Family Bible Records
Date: Sunday, February 21, 1999 01:55 PM

Hi. A friend of mine bought this Harvey Bible at an auction several years ago. The following are as listed. Mary's name is hard to read so may be something else.

Charles Garfield Harvey.....Dec.28, 1882
Elmer Blaine Harvey...........Sept.29, 1884
Hiram Gable Harvey...........June28, 1889
Earl Osgood Harvey...........Oct.11,1900
Amy Jane Harvey...............July17, 1892
?Mary ??Irene Harvey........Oct.28,1894
George Washington Harvey..Feb.22,1899
George Washington Harvey died March 12,1899

Topic: Clarence Witson
From: Clarence Witson
Date: Saturday, February 20, 1999 09:07 PM

Currently, I am looking for any relatives or information about WITSON's. I only know as far back as my grandfather Clarence Witson who was born in 1904 and died in 1956.

How can I find out more about C C Witson?

Topic: Clarence J. Horn
Date: Saturday, February 20, 1999 09:04 PM

Looking for info on Clarence J. Horn - born 10-31-1891 in Cottonwood Falls, Ks. -Chase Ca. His wife name Eva - -10-20-1895 His father name was Alvin Horn from Illiniose birth year around 1863, his wife name was Minnie I. Balch also from Cottonwood.

From: Keith E. Johnston
Date: Saturday, February 20, 1999 09:03 PM

Please add these surnames to the list for Chase Co. KS: BLACKBURN, DANNER, CAMPBELL, SMALLEY.
Keith E. Johnston

Topic: BELTON, Robert and wife Ann (nee MARTIN)
From: John Marx
Date: Saturday, February 20, 1999 08:58 PM

BELTON, Robert and wife Ann (nee MARTIN). She born at Lanesboro, Co Longford, Ireland April 19, 1846. Two daughters: Ann Catherine and Elizabeth S. Belton, both born about 1887. Ann may have died in childbirth. Supposedly buried at Cottonwood Falls, KS. Any info welcome. John Marx, P.O. Box 971, Madison, WI 53701 or

Topic: COLE, Alice, McNEE, Peter - 1883
From: N. Hagen
Date: Thursday, February 18, 1999 09:02 PM


Am looking for any information on Alice Cole. She married Peter McNee, bore 2 children Alice and Jeanne. Alice died in 1883 and her first daughter Alice died at an early age also. Am looking for any information or remaining relatives. Thank you. N. Hagen

Topic: FISHER, William James 1830 - 1874
From: Judy Lutt
Date: Wednesday, February 17, 1999 07:34 PM

Looking for any information on William James FISHER, born about 1830 somewhere in Iowa. Married Fanny Ann FRANKLIN about 1860. Resided in Coffey Co., 1861 to 187?. Shot and killed at Saffordville, Chase County, Dec 11, 1874. Where is he buried?

Topic: LUTT, 1870s to present
From: Judy Lutt
Date: Wednesday, February 17, 1999 07:29 PM

Looking for information on any LUTT, any time - any place. Have small data file. Will share.


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