Chase County Kansas Queries


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Queries Jan. - June 2000

Bailey, Bier/Beer, ?Chase, Illinois, Drinkwater, Gauvey, Lawrence, Makin, Mosier, Park, Peterson, Peyton, Peyton, Purcell, Rider, Ross, Smith, Watson, Weaver

Topic: CHASE, Illinois
From: Clifford Oliver
Date: Sunday, May 28, 2000 04:24 PM

I researching Chase, Illinois. It was a small village from around 1887-1903, built on the Santa Fe railroad in Peoria, county Illinois. Does anyone know of a connection between Chase county and Chase, Illinois? In the Santa Fe Archives I came across some papers that mentioned Chase county and thought that there may be a connection. Please e-mail "". thanks, cliff oliver

Topic: Peterson born in Strong City/Chase Co.
From: Paula Lundstrom
Date: Sunday, May 28, 2000 02:10 AM

Hi - I am looking for information on: Selma Olivia Peterson DOB: February 7, 1888 Location: Strong City, Chase County, Kansas Father: Nils Magnus Petersson Mother: Ida Kristina Persdotter Any information would be greatly appreciated. I have additional information on Selma, after she moved to California with her parents.

Topic: Peyton Family Reunions
From: Roxanna Penn
Date: Saturday, May 20, 2000 10:01 AM

Does anyone in the Chase Co. Area know if the Peyton family is holding family reunions? Please respond if you have any information about reunions. Thanks,RMP

Topic: OH Drinkwater-Henry Weaver
From: David C. Backus
Date: Sunday, April 23, 2000 03:40 PM

I am looking for information about OH Drinkwater and family. He was married (for the second time) Oct 1, 1876 to Ida Weaver. Ida was the daughter of Henry Weaver. Henry died Nov.7, 1909 and Lorana Keen( Lorana was my great grand aunt).Any help would be appreciated.

Topic: George Lawrence-Mary Purcell
From: Roxanna Penn
Date: Saturday, April 22, 2000 07:22 PM

I am researching this family. I have information on their children but would like to know George Lawrence's parent's names. I know the parent's names for Mary Purcell. Her father Joseph Purcell disappeared in a mysterious accident. Would like to learn more about this. I am their great-great granddaughter.

Topic: Dennis Peyton Chase Co.,Ks
Date: Saturday, April 22, 2000 06:56 PM

Researching Dennis Peyton who came to Chase Co.Kansas in 1857 with some of his children. He was born in Culpeper Co. VA. in 1796-1800 time frame. I am working on the PEYTON name.

From: Sue Leamon
Date: Monday, April 10, 2000 05:43 PM

Looking for information on John Maylon Smith b. October 01, 1872 in IN and married to Martha Eldora Makin b. March 08, 1874. John's siblings were Clara, Roy and Orrie George Smith. Martha's parents were Mathew and Lucinda Makin. They all lived around Bazaar and Strong City. Sue Leamon

Topic: Rider/Park/Mosier of Elmdale
From: Bryan Miller
Date: Friday, March 31, 2000 02:23 PM

Looking for relatives of three early Chase County families:

Isaiah Rider (1823-1896), profiled in the 1883 History of Kansas.
Samuel Park (1826-c.1900), profiled in "Chase County Historical Sketches".
Joseph Mosier (1852-1884), whose death at the 101 Ranch has also been in print.

Contact Bryan Miller at

Topic: Baileys born in Strong City, Chase Co., KS (1 of 2)
From: Debi Kepford
Date: Tuesday, March 07, 2000 09:56 PM

Hello, I am trying to get my Grandmother's birth record. She was born Dec 14, 1884 in Strong City, KS. Earlier I thought Strong City was in Labette Co., now I find out it is Chase Co. Can someone help me?? Daisy Bailey b Dec 14, 1884. Parents were, Benjamin F. & Mildred Bailey. Trying to get more on Benjamin, thought if I could get Daisy's birth cert, it might give me more. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!! Debi

Date: Sunday, April 23, 2000 01:02 PM

Write to Chase Co Historical Society, 301 Broadway, PO Box 375, Cottonwood Falls, Ks. 66845 Phone 620-273-8500 They may have help on the family you are researching.

Several volumes exist of Chase Co History. You can hire someone to do research inexpensively. ($5.00 per hour) It might be more now. Not sure.

Topic: Bier/Beer in Chase county
From: Connie Bier
Date: Friday, February 25, 2000 12:20 PM

I am searching for any bier/Beer in the census and in the cemeteries. Particularly in Lebo Kansas. I spotted a Samuel Bier/Beer buried there in the cemetery when I was their in for my uncle Bob Beer/s funeral. His son Jerry is also buried there as well. I need info on the older Beer (sam) Thank for any help.


Topic: Woodson Ross
Date: Monday, February 14, 2000 03:51 PM

Need death record for Woodson Ross, d. 3-10-1915, wife Martha Jones Ross d. 3-16-1942. Martha buried Prarie Grove Cem., Cottonwood Falls, Chase Co., Ka. Any inf. on this family much appreciated.

Topic: Gauvey-Watson genelogy
Date: Saturday, January 29, 2000 02:15 AM

looking for info on Mary Watson that married George Gauvey in 1881 looking for info on James & Elleanor Gauvey


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