Logan County Kansas


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Nov 1996


I am looking for information about my ancestors who were living in Logan County, in Oakley,from about the turn of the century. They were my two grand-uncles, called Steve KITE and Tom KITE. Steve and his wife had a boarding house in Oakley, presumably for many years. Tom apparently didn't marry and I don't know anymore about him. There was also a nephew who was called Thomas Henry KITE, who arrived in Oakley in 1908 I believe. Where do I find out more about these relations? The library in Oakley? Newspapers? HELP appreciated. I am English but now live in Norway. These relations came from Rumbush Farm, Earlswood, Nr. Shirley, Birmingham, UK(Central England)

Nov 21 1996 - Rosemary Knutsen - Rosemary.Knutsen@hil.no


Jan 1997


Tracing any information about Floyd Stinnett, married and died in Logan, County.

Jan 10 1997 - Vance Stinnett - vance@midkan.com


Oliver FOULKE was born Abt 1857 in IOWA He married Nellie L. GILES Abt 1886. They owned a farm in Russell Springs, Logan, Kansas around 1910.

Children: William Enos FOULKE, b. 17 Jun 1887, Gordon, Sheridan, Nebraska d. 05 Feb 1949, Luray, Russell, Kansas ; m. Annie Irene SMITH, 15 Jun 1910, Russell Springs, Logan Kansas. Ruby FOULKE, b. Abt 1891, NB; m. OTTMAN. Jennie FOULKE, b. Abt 1898, NB; m. ELDER. Alice FOULKE, b. Abt 1899, NB; m. CRAVEN.

Feb 12 1997 - Diane Goldhammer - diane105@juno.com


Looking for information on: FOULKE b: KS; married Daisy PYWELLb: abt 1884. Daisy also married Elza C. MENDENHALL. Children: John C. FOULKE b: abt 1906 KS; Erma M. FOULKE b: abt 1908 KS; Ela FOULKE b: 1911 KS. Daisy is listed in an obituary for William Enos FOULKE who died 5 Feb 1949, Russell Springs, Logan, Kansas as; "Aunt, Mrs. Daisy MENDENHALL of Zurich (Rooks County)". Any help in tieing together these FOULKE'S would be greatly appreciated!

Feb 26 1997 - Diane Goldhammer - diane105@juno.com


Looking for info on this family: John Wesley SMITH was born 15 Mar 1855 in Jackson County, MO. He died 26 Jan 1923 in Gove, Gove, KS. He marreid Mary Florence CONN abt 1903 in KS. She was born 23 Dec 1865 in Hume, Bates, MO and died Dec 1942 in Luray, Russell, KS. She was also married to FULKERSON. He also married Anna Marie SUTTERLIN.

John and Mary's children:

1. Samuel Arthur Clifford SMITH b: 22 May 1904; d: 11 Mar 1971 in Lincoln, Dicksonson, KS. He married Edith May KEAN, Georgia A. BROWN and several others! He married Edith on 18 Dec 1964 in Logan, Russell, KS.
2. Ethel Maye SMITH was born 13 June 1906 in Russell Springs, Logan, KS and died Dec 1987 in San Diego, CA. She married Walter S. MILLER (aka Fernando WALL) on 25 Dec 1925 in Natoma, Russell, Kansas.

This family moved quite a bit! Most of the men worked as bricklayers and followed the work all over the state. They lived in Fairview, Russell, Ks in 1900, Western Twp, Logan, KS in 1910 and Gove, Gove, Ks in 1920.

Feb 26 1997 - Diane Goldhammer - diane105@juno.com


I was born in Monument, Logan County in 1935. My parents are Lena BAUGHN and Charles Ernest HASTINGS. The Hastings and Baughns lived in Logan County prior to 1900. My father's mother was the daugther of Charles Alexander THOMAS and Mary Jane KING, also lived and died in Logan County. If you would like to know of them, please use my E-mail Address or write me at Ralph C. HASTINGS, 523 N. Pikes Peak Ave., Florence, CO 81226.

Feb 7 1997 - Ralph C. Hastings - hastings@ris.net


May 1997

Looking for Stradley born in Gas, Ks.

Kara Gillum - meastro2@ix.netcom.com - May 14 1997


June 1997



I am looking for information on Joseph MUNK. He lived and died in Oakley,KS He married Mary Esther SCHMIDT in 1938 and moved to Logan Co. in 1943. Joseph is the son of Bernard MUNK and Rosemary SCHULTE.

Jun 2 1997- Danette Newell - newell@ruraltel.net


I am looking for information on Charles J.??? SMITH and Ida Rmelda JONES. Charles was from New York and Ida (a.k.a. Rmelda) was born in IN. They located themselves in Logansport Township, Logan County, KS Any informaiton past or present would be appreciated. Thank you

Jun 8 1997 - La Challe Shay - shayleen@feist.com


Looking for information on the family of Emeline SLINGSBY-ROBINSON, she died in Logan County, Kansas, 1907. She lived on a farm with her two sons, Barzilia and John Wesley ROBINSON. She purchased that farm from a William ROBINSON who was residing in Colfax County, New Mexico at that time-1888. I would like to know where Emeline is buried, any information on ROBINSON's in Logan County would be appreciated.

16 Jun 1997Larry Robinson- mailto:dobro28@AOL.com

John WADSWORTH b Eng d Canada? m Jane (JOHNSTON?) b 1803-4 Ireland d 14 Jan 1889 Logan Co KS age 86 years bur Old Monument Cem, Monument KS Samuel JOHNSTON b 1834 or Jun 1839 Ireland d 2 Jul 1910 bur Old Monument Cemetary, Monument, KS, aged 76 m 8 Nov 1860 United Church of England and Ireland, Kinloss Twp, Bruce Co, Ontario, Canada Susan WADSWORTH b 1 or 10 Apr 1841-42 or Mar 1844 d 1906 Logan Co KS bur Old Monument Cem, Monument KS Peter Ausemus HUDDLESTON b 15 Sep 1843 fought Union Army 20 Aug 1861 to 20 Aug 1866 Co Bo, 50th Illinois Infantry under COL M M BARRE. Lost sight in one eye in Civil War. Wounded in knees Altoonie Pass, GA. Battles of Pittsburgh Landing TN, Corinth MS, Kingston NC. Moved to KS 1879 to Jewell Co then Thomas Co, few years later to Monument. To Salt Lake 1920 d 4 Aug 1933 Bennett Co (E. C. NYE's home) m 25 Jul 1867 Quincy, Adams Co IL Mary Elizabeth CULWELL b 24 Aug 1844 Curryville, Pike Co MO to Edward C. CULWELL and Nancy G. WILLIS d 17 Dec 1928 Salt Lake City, bur Wahsatch Lawn Cem, Salt Lake City

Sep 1 1997 Mary Johnston - mailto:johnstom@gowebway.com


October 1977

Seeking any and all information of surname MERICA. Especially interested in information on finding gravesite of my great-great grandfather Silvanus Merica. The 1900 census shows that he and my great-great grandmother, Jemima, owned a farm in Woodson County, KS - Owl Creek Township. He died January 24, 1903 at age 77yr 11mo 21days. My mother and I would love to find out where he is buried and visit same before winter so any info is greatly appreciated.

mailto:turnburn@aol.com- Sheri Williams - Oct 11 1997


Jan 1998


I'm looking for information on Jacob Peter Bedrang and his wife Julia Ann (nee Zartman). She was born 15 October 1844 in Perry Co., Ohio and is said to have died 1 October 1894 in Oakley, Logan Co., Kansas. She and her husband are said to be buried in Oakley. Can someone look up a death record (if they exist) or look through a cemetery survey book for me to confirm this information?? Many thanks!! Patrick Roten, Austin, TX.

Patrick Roten - mailto:patrickroten@msn.com


I am seeking any information on Hermann FRANKE. The paper trail that I have found is as follows.

1. From Vol# 30 of "Germans to America" page 203. He arrived with his family and it is listed as follows.

FRANKE Friedrich 48 M Miller Occupation; Friedericka 47 F Unk; Max 18 M Miller Occupation; Ida 9 F child; Hermann 4 M child

They arrived at the port of Baltimore, MD on 18 August 1873 on the North German Lloyd vessel Baltimore from Bremen, Germany.

2. He is next found in the 19 June 1880 Federal census for Thomas co. Kansas Twp 10 Range 31.

FRANKE Frederick W M 55 Farmer; Fredericke W F 54 Wife; Ida W F 17 Daughter; Herman W M 11 Son 3.

3. He is next found in a Kansas state census in March 1885 in the township of Thomas as follows. His sister Ida has left the farm and gotten married to Henry W. OTTKEN in 1884.

FRANKE Frederick 60 M W Farmer; Frederike 59 F W Housekeeper; Harrison(sp) 17 M W Farmer 4.

4. He is last found in the March 1895 Kansas state census for Thomas county the twp of Randall. Post office Oakley enumerated by W.S. Keeling

FRANKE Frederick 70 M W; Francis(sp) 69 F W; Herman 27 M W. His father Frederick Franke died on 8 Dec. 1895 and in the 1900 Federal census his mother Fredericke is living with the Henry OTTKEN family in Solomon twp Sheridan county Kansas. His mother Fredericke FRANKE died on 20 Dec. 1906. His sister Ida died on 10 June 1933. They are all buried in the Oakley, Logan county Kansas cemetery. (See pages 480 & 485 of the Logan county centennial book 1887-1987).

Here the paper trail of Hermann FRANKE ends.

I am a grandson of Hermann's brother Robert Max FRANKE and am researching the FRANKE family history. If you can supply any information pertaining to Hermann FRANKE please contact me at the following address.

Emil Fred Rekich- mailto: fredrek@interaccess.com

641 Nolan Ave. Glendale Heights, Il. 60139-2911


Feb 1998

I have a Ancestor who died in Logan Co. Kanas. Their names are; MARTIN AND LAVINA DALLAS.

Morgan Winters - Rootseller@aol.com


Looking for any information on the James D. SCOTT family that resided in Rooks County in1885. James was married to Lydia Jane CRONK in Neosha County 1 Apr 1871. Their son was Fred Herman SCOTT that was born in Rooks County 6 May 1885. Other children that may have been born in Rooks County are Lillie May SCOTT born 4 Feb 1872, Annette SCOTT born 13 Sep 1873, Edward SCOTT born 3 Sep 1875, Rosa B. SCOTT born29 Jan 1877, Joseph Winfield SCOTT 30 Dec 1878, James Harley SCOTT born14 Oct 1880, and Ada SCOTT 14 Feb 1882. Any information or leads on difficult surname would be greatly appreciated!

Michael Scott-Mikesalibi@aol.com

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