Dickinson County Kansas
1997 Query Site

Sue Wilcox John W. VANDEVENTER descendants listed in his will dated in 1926 living in Detroit, Dickinson Co., KS were Mary Florence THACKER and Mamie MEDLEY. Mary Florence was his daughter, and Mamie was his granddaughter.  Any one recognizing these names, please contact me in IN.  Thanks....Sue Wilcox

Robert Noland
Sharon Cheney  I am look for Robert Noland who was born 28 March 1875 near Junction City, Dickinson, Kansas. His father was John Noland and mother was Mary Lifeso. He married 1st Rachel Lucinda Primmer Aug 22, 1897 in Lamar, Barton, Missouri. They had two girls and one son.  A daughter, Vera, would like to know where he is buried. She is in her 80's and feels and desperate need to know place of burial. Robert didn't raise any his children. Vern remembers little about him. She doen know that he live in KAnsas, Missouri, North Dakota, Montana, Washington, Oregon and Idaho. He was a farmer and also sold insurance at one time. Robert was a member of the Christian Church and did not serve in the military. First wife Rachel is buried in Pittsburg Kansas. His second wife if buried in Buhl Idaho. Robert was living in Buhl around 1925 to 1939. Thank you for your help.  Sharon Cheney 2000 Merrick Rd. Gooding ID 83330  208-934-5135 or Vera Mahannah 3014 Nation Fish Hatchery Rd. Hagerman, ID 83332-5850 208-837-6675 (Hard of hearing, you must speak clearly for her to understand.)

Karen Brown   We are looking for the father of my husband's father. My husbands's father was born August 22, 1900, in KS. He was born as Amos E. Shry. His mother's name was Mary Edna Gray.She was born July 19,1882 in Oswatomie, KS. Her mother's name was Mary Flora Greenman. Her father, Steven Gray, died in Nov. of 1882. Her mother then married a Bowles and moved to Dickenson county of KS. The problem is that Amos Shry changed his name to Jack Earl and never told his wife or kids anything about it. We found out that he is listed in the census of 1920 as Amos Shry, and in the school records of 1916 as Amos Shry. Amos's mother took him as a baby to ND and married a Haman. If anyone knows about any Shry having been around KS in that time and maybe knowing the Grays please email me. We are really trying hard to find out all the info we can and don't know where else to look. Thanks so much for all your time and trouble.

Germaine Barrett   I am trying to locate a   Dr.Fred L. BARRETT and his family living in Abilene,Dickinson,Kansas @ 1906-7. He is referred to as "The Eye Sight Specialist...at 307 Broadway", found in an unidentified Abilene newspaper article, which also states he previously lived in Rochester, NY @ 1900 and was employed by American Optical Company.  Also seeking the name of his wife and children. Thank You for any data and for your help. Please E-mail me.

Robert P. Hansen  My Father:  Robert Peter Hansen, Born 11/5/23,  Abilene, Ks to Karl Hansen and Anna Malek Hansen. Grandfather was Peter Hansen who came to America in the late 1800s.

Pam     Was going through the internet and found this letter you had in here. Seen the name Ehrsam and I was wondering if you any more about the Ehrsam's.That is not a very common name. My maden name was Ehrsam. My grandparents lived in Toledo, Ohio. If you have any more information I would be interested.  My name is Pam, Thank-you

Ina Stamper Wallace    STAMPER/HALL, 1880 Census Dickinson County, Solomon Twp., Nancy STAMPER m. a HALL, ch: James, Clarence, George, Mollie, Joel & William. My interest is in Nancy STAMPER. I have some records that indicate she is the daughter of a William G. STAMPER but am having a tough time proving this link and finding the correct William G. STAMPER. Any help on the STAMPER surname is greatly appreciated.

Bart Gripenstraw      FROEHLICH, William G. (1848-1934)  was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, grew up in Massac County, IL and came to Wyandotte County, KS in 1870 with his brother-in-law Louis GRIEPENSTROH and sister Rosina Froehlich Griepenstroh.  He settled in Enterprise, Kansas and lived there until his death in 1934.  He was married to Louisa and had 7 children.

Jeannie Hill    About my great-grandfather :George Elmer Smith Birthdate : unknown Died : December 5 , 1960 Death place : Abilene , Dickinson , County Last place of residence : Enterprise , Dickinson , Kansas (Lived of "Factory St." / worked at sheet metal factory near his home. Spouse : Clara Smith / maiden name "Lamb" Children :  Martha Adele Showalter / B. Sept.11,1911 / D. July 1980 Nadine Roper / B. May 2 , 1918 / D. Feb. 6 , 1994 Madeline Young / B. May 2 , 1918 (Nadines' twin ) About George Elmer Smith : He was born somewhere in Illinois , to a Native American woman , who abandoned him! He was adopted by a family possibly by the name of "Barnhardt"! He searched all his life to find his natural mother, but no one would tell him anything! Now , I am continuing his search , to reach a goal for the purpose of self-identity , and as a dedication to him , for he was a great man : ) One of the few who helped build Kansas into what it is today! George Elmer Smith is buried in a small cemetery in Detroit , Kansas, along with many of my other ancestors ! There are so many , that quite a few of them are burried atop of others! If you may ever visit the cemetery , please see if you can find a birthdate on George Elmer Smiths' headstone , for I am having a hard time getting his birth certificate , since he was adopted I will add more surnames again soon

 Angela Chancellor   Am researching family of Benjamin W. HOOVER of Hayes, Dickenson Co., KS. Benjamin was born 10Oct1849 in Franklin Co., PA, and married Elizabeth H.BRECHBILL in 1875.  They came to the Hayes area of Dickenson County around 1884.  Their children were Mary, Henry, Benjamin, David, Annie, Ervin, Abram, and Bertha.  Benjamin d. 13May1920 and is buried in Bethel Cemetery in the Moonlight community of Dickenson County.  Elizabeth died 18May1947, and is buried beside her husband.  Will gladly exchange what I have with others.

Mary Woods     I have just started doing research on my ancestors. I have a gr gr grandfather who is talked about if you put a quarter in the machine at the jail of "Old Abilene Town". I am wondering where I could obtain copies of newspaper articles or whatever pertaining to him. He is Benjamin Winfield PECK b 20 May 1850 in Fulton Co, Ill. He was the son of Wilson PECK of Cn & Phoebe ALWARD of Pn. He married Eliza MORELY of Milden Hall, Sufforkshire Co, England on 26 Oct 1876, in Abilene, Dickenson Co, Ks. Do not have Benjamin death date. He is buried in the cemetary on N side of Abilene. Their children are: Susan Alice Willetta (Etta) , Jessee Louise,  Phoebe Maria,  Nellie Lucretia Dora,  Harrison M,  George Robert,  & Benjamin W. Susan Alice Willetta PECK mar George Daniel SMITH on 06 May 1896 in Abilene, Dickinsen Co, Ks. He was born 16 Dec 1865 in Harleton Pn. He was the son of Franklin SMITH & Sara FOX he d 06 Jun 1944 in Longford, Clay Co, Ks.  Susan d 20 Dec 1960's in Ottowa Co, Ks. Their children were. Helen Lucille, Nellie Elizabeth, Frank Lynn, George Harmon. My grandmother Helen, mar Archil Victor CARTER, her sister Nellie mar his brother Wilfred CARTER. Helen & Archil resided, died & were buried in Clay Co, Ks. Nellie & Wilfred resided, died & were buried in Cloud Co, Ks. most of the CARTERS resided, & are buried in Cloud Co, Ks.  Hope this info assists someone. Thank you in advance for any info you could give me on obtaining more information on Benjamin PECK.

Cheri Carr-Courson  Seeking the BUENNING surname of area of Hope, Dickerson County, Ks

 "The Anderson" I am searching for any descendants of Lorenzo Dow Vickers b. 08/05/1813 Putnam, Muskingum County, OH d. 12/1886 Solomon, Dickinson Co., KS.  He has a son, Alonzo L. Vickers b. 10/26/1837 Highland Co., OH d. 11/09/1917 Solomon, Dickinson Co., KS.  Alonzo's children were as follows: Cora b. 05/24/1867, Charles b. 07/27/1868, Emit b. 08/14/1870, Joseph b. 01/22/1872, Mary b.04/24/1873, Harriet b. 02/21/1875, Ella b. 06/15/1877, Rosy b. 10/28/1879, Harrison b. 03/13/1882, Clara b. 01/31/1884. If anyone known anything about these people, please drop me a line.

Delbert Eyster George Eyster with his wife, Margaret, and seven children, Lavinia, Ann Margaret, Elizabeth, David, James,  Jesse,  and Mary arrived in Dickinson County, Kansas in the  summer or fall of 1878.   Another child, John, was added to the family in late
1878. In 1879, George purchased 160 acres in Willowdale Twp, which in 1883 he sold and purchased eighty acres in the Newbern Twp. Later that year, he purchased an additional acrage in the same Township. Both deeds show that he either sold or deeded acres to the school district 40, Chase, and to school district 44, Knox in the Newbern Township.  Family oral tradition through letters written to his daughters, that he was a school teacher.  In the 1880 census, his occupation was listed as a farmer.  I am looking for information to document or verify the fact that he was a school teacher, teaching in the winter months.  Also, I am looking for any information regarding John or his descendants.  If such information is available please contact me at the following e-mail address, gt957@cleveland.freenet.edu or at PO Box 87, Clear Spring, Maryland 21722. Thanks Delbert

Staatz, Staats, Stats
Ballita Schafer Date: Sun, 26 Oct 1997 09:47:54 -070 0I am researching these people in Dickinson Co Ks.would like to hear from anyone who is working on these lines too.email 19501952@ctaz.com

Barbara Vaughan      My GGGgrandfather Joseph BASSLER moved to Abilene, KS in Dickinson county about 1855 along with his wife Laura ???   They had three daughters who apparently moved with them:  Rebecca Alice who married an E. C. Zigler, Mary who married a Roberts, and Frances who married a John T. Lesher.  Does anyone know their story or anything about this family and their move from PA to KS? I know only a little about their history in PA, and I know nothing about the move to KS other than Joseph died about 1915. Barb Vaughan  maragold@bright.net

Frank Dean FERGASON Thu Oct  9 21:25:27 1997 Floyd Bishop FERGASON, b. 23 November 1869 in Orion, Oakland, MI. d.24 March 1943 in Custer City, Custer, OK.Married 20 January 1892 in Hope, Dickinson, KS to Louella HILL, b.4 June 1873 in Hamburg, Fremont, IO. d.31 May 1913 in Custer City, Custer, OK.  They had one set of twin born in Hope, Dickinson, KS.  b. 24 June 1892 was Goldie FERGASON,d. 25 August 1955 in Custer City, Custer, OK. Grace FERGASON, d. 17 March 1967 in Portland, Mullnomah, Oregon. More Children born in Oklahoma.  Would like to know anything on Floyd's and Louella's parents before the 1892.

Pat Weber  Thu Sep 25 17:46:30 1997 FRAZEE, Frank and wife Laura CROW FRAZEE were in Kansas in 1879.  Their daughter Maggie was born then.  Frank had a half brother who lived in Herrington, Dickinson Co then.  His name was Joseph Martin FRAZEE and wife Malinda. If anyone has any info on either of these names, FRAZEE or CROW, please e-mail me; or on any of these families??.

Stan Seidel   Mon Sep 29 18:25:16  1997
Bredlow - Saline and/or Dickinson Counties 1883-86
Seidel - Saline and/or Dickinson Counties 1884-86

John Matrow I am seeking ancestors/descendants of: David TROTT & Hannah CATFORD,
Children: Samuel (b.c.1831), Joseph (b.8/12/1835), Sarah (b.1839,)Daniel (b.1842), Harriet (b.c.1848), John. Residences: Taunton, Somerset, ENGLAND; Seaforth, Ontario, CANADA (w/o David) (1857); Dickinson Co., KS (w/o Samuel)(1874). In particular: Joseph TROTT (b.8/12/1835-ENG) & Sarah Jane KING (b.7/13/1835-CAN, Children: David Edgar TROTT (b.9/30/1856-ONT), William Herbert TROTT (b.11/26/1867-ONT), Emma Ann TROTT (b.1870).

Mary Ann Hanson Tue Aug 12 13:47:18 1997 Asa Thomas b. c. 1890 operated a restaurant in Herrington, Dickinson Co. about 1930. He was murdered and his body was found in a barrel floating in a stream neary Herrington. I'd like to know more about Asa, his death and where he is buried.

David L. Schmutz 12 Aug 1997, I recently discovered a branch of the SCHMUTZ family from Vechigen, BE, Switzerland that emigrated to Dickinson County, KS. Does anyone have any information relating to SCHMUTZ, RAETZ, SCHWEISER, KOHLER? please contact me at dschmutz@es.com

Hollenback, Crawford
John Crawford Sat Aug 9 19:55:12 1997 Interested in Albert M. Hollenback (1867-?)and wife Rebecca McPheters Crawford (1870-1903) of Hope, Dickinson Co., and their descendants.

Rev. Luke Scripter
WJHolcombe@aol.com Date: Thu, 7 Aug 1997 Rev. Luke Scripter Was a Circuit Riding Minister in Dickinson Cty in late 1800s (Free Methodist), lived near Enterprise and Herington. Died Herington and buried Sunset Hill Cemetery there and several descendants. e-mail wjholcombe@aol.com

Baumgarth, Hartman
Robert Oakley Paxson I was born in Abilene 10/11/21 and lived there until about 1928/1929, then moving to Wichita.My grandparents were Christian and Lavina Baumgarth and they are buried in the Abilene cemetary. He died 9/2/45 and she died 3/28/53. She, Lavina, was the second daughter of the couple listed under "subject", Christ and Agnes Hartman. Christ and Agnes were my great grandparents and I met them once when I was 5/6 years old. Christ (and as far as I know, that is his correct name. Not the same as my grandfather whose name was truly Christian) and Agnes were both born in Switzerland according to the 1880 census. That census showed them in Jefferson Township of Dickinson County) but I have not been able to determine when or where they died so I could write for a death certificate to get additional information such as who their parents were. Christ was born in May, 1843 and Agnes, July 1847 so I can only estimate their death dates as in the late twenties or early thirties. But that's strictly a guess. FYI, the pronounciation of his name was Krist. I know this is long but I wanted to give any help I could so I could be helped.

Herb Kingsland Mon Aug 4 16:48:43 1997 JOHNSON - BEUTLER - KENNEDY - FRY - LIONBERGER Alonzo T. JOHNSON jr (1863-1949) m Rosa Ida BEUTLER (1874-1957)... Abilene & Enterprise KS. Children: Jesse, Edward, Anna, Frank. Looking for DETAILS... documents, photos, Friends, Cousins, Descendants. Looking for half-bro/sis of Alonzo, FRY-babys - his mother was Eliza Elvira KENNEDY; m JOHNSON, m John Preston FRY (NOT Johnny of pony express). Granma FRY often visited/lived-with Alonzo & Rosa. Looking for bro/sis (BEUTLER) of Rosa, and her half-bros LIONBERGER. All from Pawnee City NE. (BEUTLER/LIONBERGER from Switzerland. JOHNSON from IL, KENNEDY from IA.) Also need info on KENNEDY cousins of Eliza (children & desc of Louis Mopet Burke KENNEDY). Have some branches. HAVE present-day branches of desc: JOHNSON, MORRIS, LUNGSTROM, PIESCHL, KINGSLAND, (LIONBERGER...).

Tessmann, Bane
Barbara Tessmann Searching for Seigfried Richard Tessmann born March 29, 1916 in Solomon, Dickinson County, Kansas. Father was Wilhelm Tessmann, Jr born June 27, 1893 in Woodbine, KS. "Willie" married Edith Pearl Bane who was born 21 December 1897 in Butler Co., Kansas. Appears Seigfried left his family in Dickinson Co while he worked in Wichita in the late 1930's. Family last heard from him in June, 1940. If anyone has any information on him or his family would love to hear from them.

FRITZ, HERR/HURR I am researching the family of Henry Clay Fritz b. 8 July 1842, Williamsport, PA d. 12 Apr 1916 Abilene, KS. He married 24 Dec 1863 Phoebe Hurr in Rocktown, PA. Their children were: Anna Elizabeth b. 14 Apr 1865 PA d. 13 June 1869 PA: John J. b. 24 Aug 1867 PA d. 25 Aug 1867: Walter Orin b. 16 Oct 1868 PA D. 29 May 1896 Abilene, KS: Lucy Belle b. 9 Jun 1871 d. 19 Apr 1950 married Lawson Eugene Jeffcoat: Elizabeth Elliott b. 22 Dec 1873 Abilene, KS d. Aug 1908 Abilene, KS m. Jacob A. Stauffer: Charles Henry b. 10 Nov 1876 Abilene d. 13 Dec 1933 Abilene m. Pheobe A. Peck: Willard Manley b. 4 Jan 1879 abilene d. 19 Feb 1927 m. Francis Lo Allison: Ralph Elliot b. 18 Sept 1881 Abilene, d. 19 May 1901 Abilene: Ruth Ellen b. 2 Jan 1885 Abilene d. 21 Sept 1959 Salina, KS m. Frederick Jacob Van Horne: Harry Obert b. 23 Oct 1887 Abilene d. 2 Jan 1981 Abilene. Henry Clay Fritz had a brother who lived in Dickenson county also, Charles Fritz. Henry's cousin Daniel Fritz came to Dickenson county also and settled near Hope, KS.

JaNa Alexander I am looking for info. on Germans that are buried in the Woodbine area. August STAATZ d. 10 Feb. 1882 & wife Fredreka_____ d. 12 March 1925. Son Albert STAATZ d.13 June 1925 & his wife Anna FECHT d. 5 Aug 1898 & her parents: "Jellie Bean?" FECHT d. 1898 & Udea _______ d. ? How do I find out info. on them. All died too soon for a death certificate, except Albert. Could there be a county or town history or a cemetery records book available?

Robert R Sneed Sat Jul 5 09:28:43 1997 Clarence Richard Sneed Everett Sneed

Paul Reeves Thu Jun 26 09:13:36 1997 Lester Reeves birth certificate, June 30th approx. 1908 Herrington, KS. Parents of Lester Reeves Eva Carpenter death certificate between 1918 & 1940 Freda Swanson death certificate approx. 1918

The Silk Family We are looking for any info of the above family. My grandfather was born in or around l899 in Detroit, Ks. He left around l916 and never returned. His parents ran a newspaper, possibly called the Detroit Free Press. My sister has obtained some microfilm with the birth announcement of my grandfather, but we are interested in any family info. before this period, esp. from l870 on. I really think our family was in Iowa during the war and probably settled in Kansas around l880, perhaps as part of the homesteading acts of that time(my history is very rusty).

Alexander, Mitchell, Switzer, and Stimmel's
Ron Stimmel, Sat, 24 May 1997, Kettering (Dayton) OH., I am interested in genealogy of my wife's Alexander, Mitchell, and Switzer families near Hope,Ridge Tp, KS about 1870-1880. Also interested in local history, e.g. Eisenhower general store at KS before they moved to Abilene TX. I am also interested in Stimmel's in other areas, e.g. Saline Co, Tacoma, etc. We would be glad to share lists of descendants, etc.

Halstead, Beaver
Carolyn Benson John Benjamin Halstead was born in Shelby County, IN 2/18/1832 after which he variously lived in Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Huntsville, Madison County; Louisville, KY, Cincinatti, OH, Hamilton, OH, Clark County, IL; Hamilton OH, enlisted in Union army 1864; discharged and returnerd to Hamilton OH for 3 years, then moved in 1867 to Dickinson County, Kansas (Enterprise)Married Mary Christina Beaver b. 9 Oct 1830 in Hamilton, OH. Both died in Enterprise, Dickinson County, Kansas and are buried there. Children who lived in Kansas were William Henry Halstead, Daniel Ira Halstead (my grandfather), Joseph E., Lillian May, Mary Elanor, Nellie, Edith L. John Lawrence, Mildred I. John Benjamin also raised Charley and Floyd Halstead, sons of Joseph E. who died Oct. 28, 1908.John Benjamin Halstead's father was Ira Halstead. I wish to find who his spouse(s) was, where he was born (the censes say several different places) and who his parents were. Where and when did he die?

Edward O'Brien I am looking for some info.about a Bertie (Carter) Stucker. She died about 1917/1919. Her last residence was Herington Ks. I inquired about a Death Certificate on April 19, but never heard a word since. She had children named, Velma,Margaret, Pearl. If you know of anyone with any info.would you please E-mail me. Thank you very much.

Melvin N. AllenThu May 15 08:45:47 1997 John Adam ALLEN b 1/29/1884 Hardy, Nuckolls, NE; d 12/21/1943 Herrington, Dickinson, KS. b Lost Springs, Marion, KS. M Opal LUTZ abt 1905. Children as follows: Frank ALLEN b 6/28/1906 Shawnee,Pottawatomie, OK Jacquelyn ALLEN b 9/7/1909 Shawnee, Pottawotomie, OK; Marjorie ALLEN b 1/19/1911 Herrington, Dickinson, KS. Marjorie m Joseph H. BONNELL 5/15/1933, Marion, KS. Frank was a bomber pilot during WW2, and was in North Africa when his father died. Marjorie and Jacquelyn attended Herrington Public Schools. John Adam ALLEN and Opal LUTZ were divorced. Can anyone help me with this family?

"Dianne Brewer" I am searching for any information on my great-grandfather, Daniel M. Anderson. I believe that he was buried in Abilene, in 1882. If there is any reference on a grave marker about his origins, it might point me in the right direction. My aunt, a granddaughter of this Anderson, says he was born in PA. But that sure is a big state with many counties to start looking in!!! Any help you may be able to give would be greatly appreciated. Thanks,

Gerald Trumbull Tue May 6 21:32:26 1997 Dickinson County Looking for any information of the name of Sechrist, beleived to be a U.S. Marshall in Abilene, date unknown.

LaurieI am looking for any information on Benjamin Lauren Jackson b. 12-25-1891 who married Nellie May Brown b. 7-19-1897. Nellie was born either in Dickinson or Morris county - she was born in one and moved to the other, but no one is sure which way. She was orphaned as an infant and raised by the Thomas Allen family. Her siblings were raised by the Blanton family. If any of these names sound familiar, let me know. Thank you,

Gail Allred Sun Apr 20 16:54:08 1997 Searching for any information about the family of Obadiah Thompson. He married Rhoda Thorp in Wisconsin and moved to Kansas.Rhoda's mother was Sophia Tubbs Thorp and it is believed she died at the home of the Thompsons.

Joyce A. Kelley Sat Apr 19 10:33:39 1997 I am researching the COLEMAN/DAGENAIS families. Their daughter, Mary Louise COLEMAN was reportedly born in Abilene, Dickinson Co., KS on 30 Oct 1910. She married August Charles LEMPKA and lived in Odell, KS. Any information you have regarding these families would be greatly appreciated. Thanx.

Darren M. Rockhold Wed Apr 16 21:38:46 1997 Looking for any information on Kansas ROCKHOLDS and allied families, especially in Marion, Osage, Chase, Lyon, Dickinson, and Harvey Counties. Thanks...

Joe German Fri Apr 11 23:55:47 1997 Rebecca GERMAN family immigrated from Ontario to Willowdale Twp., near Solomon, KS in 1869. Children: Lavelle, Cicero, Gaudeloupe (m. Aiken HOPKINS), Blanche (m. Rocky HUFFSMITH), Leonidas ("Jack"), Edith (m. Frank TALPEY), James, Demosthenes ("Mos"),Laclede (m. William McBRIDE) & Robert. Glen, son of Mos, known to be working family farm in late 1940s. Would like to contact any descendents living in Dickinson County area. Also posting in Saline County

Bruce Gugler Sat Apr 5 20:45:47 1997 Looking for more data on the Surnames of ADAM, HELLER, and WATSON all of which have lived in Marion & Dickinson counties at one time or another. If you want to check the data I have already, look at my web site: http://wwwp.exis.net/~bgugler

Alice Allen Thu Apr 3 21:14:34 1997 Looking for information on Timothy Fletcher HERSEY, who is supposed to have been a founder of Abiline. His wife, Eliza Rachel JOHNSON, was my gg grandfather's youngest sister. Would like to have information on any of their children & his parents. Have a good deal of information on Eliza Johnson Hersey that I can share.

Tuila Kehler Jaroschewski Sun, 6 Apr 1997 18:45:28 -0400 (EDTSearching for any info on KEHLER family from Lincoln TWP in 1870 Jacob Kehler died 1895 in Dickenson County, his wife Mary Catherine ????died 1881 in Dickenson County, Harriette was born 1859 Married Milton DUNNETT, Missouri Lucretia KEHLER was born 1866 married NOTHSTEIN.

Opal I. Haas searching for info about the PHILLIP HAAS family in Herington,Ks Date: Wed, 2 Apr 1997

Bill Tandy Sun Mar 30 00:27:11 1997 Researching connection between WEBER and EVINS, and EVINS, NORET, SHUTT, SWEITZER in general. Jacob WEBER b 1846 Jul 16 Concordia Lafayette Co MO d. 1898 Dec 19 Stroud OK. Adolph WEBER b 1871 Mar 10 at Lions Creek Dickinson Co KN d. 1898 Dec 10 Stroud OK Laura WEBER b 1876 Jan 10 Dickinson Co KN d. 1898 Dec 27 Stroud OK m Jack DAW 1898 Jun 29 (d. 1899 Jan 1 Stroud OK) Family papers of George W. EVINS b 1863 Sep 4 Gallitan Davies Co MO indicate some connection to Jacob WEBER. Thanks, Bill Tandy in Austin, TX

STAN SEIDEL Fri Mar 28 18:44:32 1997 We are looking for information about a Bredlow family which moved to Solomon in 1883. A Henrietta Bredlow married William Seidel in June, 1886. Both were listed from Solomon City. The marriage was done in the probate court in Salina. Could they have lived in Dickenson county and still have been married at Salina? Is it possible that a part of Solomon City is or was in Saline county?

From: jmarcus@juno.comKohler familly Date: Sat, 15 Mar 1997. I am searching for this family 1860-1890

Barbara Kidwell Mon Mar 17 23:02:57 1997 BARNES, George Russell b. Scotland yr?, m. 1865 Scotland to Mary Gardener, d. after 1882 Chapman, Dickinson Co., Ks. Mary GARDNER b. April 15, 1846 Kilburney, Scotland, d. 1934 Chapman, Dickinson Co., Ks. Children: Bessie Barnes, Bertha Barnes, Ralph Barnes, Vaughn Barnes and Elvina Margaret Barnes (my gr-mother) b. Nov 2, 1882 Chapman, Dickinson Co., Ks. m. William Stone Berryman Oct. 15, 1912. Looking for anyone with a connection. Haven't got a lot now. Thanks.

Janice RewertsFri Mar 14 13:53:52 1997 Are there any family members of William and Margaret Downs living in Dickenson County? William and Margaret DOWNS were laid to rest in Green Ridge Cemetery in Dickenson County. William was born in 1838 and died in 1922. Margaret (Ashlock) was born in 1846 and died in 1913. They were married in 1966 in Thomas Hill, Randolph Co., MO.

Karen Bennett Fri Mar 7 19:00:23 1997 Looking for information on JOHN SMITH, born Glascow, Scotland, married SUSAN BURROUGH/S possibly from Delaware. They lived about 6 miles from Dunlap, and 40 miles from Council Grove, on the Neosho River. JOHN SMITH was born AND/OR married at Albeline, Dickinson Co., Kansas. Do not have a date, but NEED one! They had three+ children, two daughters and a son, Reuben William Smith. They were living in Kansas around 1860 - 1875 or longer. Reuben W. Smith was born, June 25, 1860-64 or thereabouts. I have no other information, and really need your help on this one. Any help greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Ingemar Wickstrom Fri Feb 14 09:07:35 1997 County Dickinson. On May 13, 1887, Johan Vitus Svensson, born May 11, 1867, in Byarum, Smoland, Sweden, left the Swedish emigrant port Gothenburg on board the S/S Orlando. His final destination was Herington, Kansas. He was accompanied by his cousin Hilding (Jacobsson) Johnson, who later on lived in Buhl, Idaho. Probably Johan Vitus Svensson reached Herington, for six years later, 1893, his brother Anders Heribert Svensson, born February 20, 1870 in Byarum, also left Sweden with destination Herington. I am looking for information about what happened these three emigrants belonging to my family here in Sweden. Thanks!

Frances M. Angst-Robertson Thu Feb 13 11:02:54 1997 On the 1880 Federal Census For Dickinson County my gg grand father Rufus Carpenter and part of the family was listed as being there in Liberity Twp. I'd like to find out if he and his wife Frances died there and when and where burried. Also if the boys Hiram, Rufus, Winfield married or died there. My great grandfather David married in that county. I hopeing someone can help me.

Charles W Milham Thu Feb 13 16:55:51 1997 I'm searching for any info on my Grandfather Charles Edward Milham and Grandmother Agnes Hoggshaw Milham. They lived in Solomon an Abilene Dickinson Co Kansas. Charles Edward passed away in 1924 and Agnes passed away in 1942. Any help would be helpful . Charles Warren Milham

Diane Goldhammer Wed Feb 26 09:55:45 1997 SMITH / CONN / SUTTERLIN / FULKERSON / KEAN / BROWN / WALL. 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 Hyme, Bated, 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: 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. 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.

Diane Goldhammer Thu Feb 13 18:25:00 1997*NEW EMAIL ADDRESS* All queries posted before 2-13-97 by me are linked to a cancelled service. Send email to dianeg@softcom.net

GARY M. HAAS Tue Feb 25 16:33:38 1997 Friedli, Henry Jacob ans Ella Mae Spriggs, both from Herrington/ Hope Ks area. These are my maternal grandparents. Trying to learn about them. Any info would be appreciated.

Frank Hoogewoning Fri Jan 10 14:26:50 1997 County Dickinson. Who can help identify Anna Hogewoning, born 9 Aug. 1884, died Dickinson, KS March 1974, SSN Missouri 492-18-4801? I'am looking for as much genealogical information as possible. Aana is probably of Dutch origin or maariied to a dutchman by the name of Hogewoning. Probably there is a connection to Annie Hogewoning, born 29 June 1886, died Jackson, MO Dec. 1980, SSN Minnesota 473-14-4302. Need information about her too. All information on surname Ho(o)gewoning is most welcome.

GuglerTue Jan 7 16:57:26 1997I have been working on the history of Lyona area of Dickinson county and Geary county. Also I have being work on my family tree which includes Gugler, Heller, Lawrence, Middleton, Mitsch, Palmer families plus others. If you have new data for me please email me. To be sure if I have the data check my web page http://wwwp.exis.net/~bgugler thanks.

Karl D. Lehman Sun Dec 8 17:38:26 1996 I have an old family photograph dated 1877 of my great- grandmother's family in Enterprise, Kansas Her father's name (and property owner) was W.E. Dean (William I think). Her mother's name was Margaret Jennings Dean What information is there on the Dean family in Dickinson County Kansas

Frank Hoogewoning Sun Dec 8 08:08:09 1996 Who can help identify Anna Hogewoning, born 9 Aug. 1884, died Dickinson KS March 1974, SSN Missouri 492-18-4801? I'am looking for as much genealogical information as possible. Anna is probably of Dutch origin or married to a dutchman by the name of Hogewoning. Probably there is a connection to Annie Hogewoning, born 29 June 1886, died Jackson, MO Dec. 1980, SSN Minnesota 473-14-4302. Need information about her too.

Jim Wick Sun Dec 1 20:27:39 1996
Looking for information on the Wick family of Banner City, Dickerson Co. Settled there about 1878-79, had four children, Alice, Charles, James William and James Frank. Moved to Thomas, Custer Co Okla in the land rush of 1893. Sylvester was born in Whiteside Co Ill. Wife Nancy (Snead) was born in Brown Twp, Washington Co., Indiana. When did they settle in Dickerson county were there other Wick's or Snead's in the county that might have be related to them.

Craig Richardson Sun Nov 10 18:59:49 1996
JULIA FRAME built my house in Abilene back in 1885 - 1886. By 1887 she was married to a Mr. Boyd and was gone. Does anyone have any information. The house is on the corner of 7th and 8th street. Help

Michael S. Cullinan Fri Nov 8 23:05:58 1996
Thomas Allen CULLINAN (1839-1904) was marshall of Junction City, Geary Co KS for more than 30 years. He was married on 1 May 1863 in Leavenworth to Mary Jane MCCLENDON (1844-1933), d.o. Jessie and Vina (nee ROBBINS) MCCLENDON. I want to know about his children: William Thomas Cullinan, George John Cullinan, John Thomas Cullinan, Elizabeth Jane Cullinan Larson, Mary Jane Cullinan Hatten, Nelle Allen Cullinan Slade and Lydia Benedicta Cullinan Evans. I'm wondering if any of the Cullinan boys had children, and if the name continues. Would be delighted to hear from any of the girls' lines as well. Also would LOVE a photograph of this man for my records (and to compare other family look-alikes!). Visit the family website at http://users.aol.com/cullinanms/about.htm. Thanks!!

Kirby Wilson Fri Nov 8 17:54:03 1996
Would like to exchange info with anyone who is researching SHULLs and GROOM(S)families in Dickinson County. I am descended from Thomas Henry SHULL and May Belle GROOMS. He died 1900 in Abilene and she also died in Abilene in 1899. They lived in Niles before moving into Abilene. My grandfather, Louis Ervin SHULL was born in Niles in 1893 and was raised by his aunt Sallie Ann SHULL. These two families were both from NW Missouri.

Don McKay Thu Oct 24 10:28:58 1996
Looking for members of a large family of McKays, who immigrated from Caithness, northern Scotland between 1860s and 1880's. Their parents John McKay and Janet (Calder) remained in Scot. Williamina Mckay was in Junction City, Geary (Davis) Co., in 1878-1882. Left for Abilene, Dickinson Co., 1882. Disappeared. Donald, Neil were in Abilene pre1870-1875, then disappeared. Margaret (Maggie) married John Brown, resided Junction City, buried there. Jamesina married John Dreis, resided Junction City, buried there. Donald's wife (Margaret) and 3 children (William H., Myrtle, and Margaret) were living with an Edsall family in 1880. Looking for any info on any of the above.

Sherrie Jablinske Thu Oct 17 13:15:59 1996
I am looking for information on a Thomas Knuth who was born 29 May 1868 in Silberstedt, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. He was supposed to have lived in Hope, Dickinson County, KS in the early 1900's. He was here in America when his son, Peter Knuth died in Silberstedt on 5 Dec. 1915. The family lost touch after coming to America and have not been able to locate Thomas Knuth or his family. But it is said that he was a butcher in Hope, KS. Where do I go from here? Is there a death index for the state of Kansas? Any help with information is very much appreciated!

Sherrie Jablinske Thu Oct 17 13:00:32 1996
I am looking for information on William J. Robinson and Emma Alice (Streby)Robinson. Their children were Willard E. born 27 Oct. 1890 and Bessis Mae born in 1891(?). Both were born in Herington, Dickinson County, KS. They moved to the north- eastern part of Nebraska in the late 1890's. Looking for Bessie's DOB and any if the parents were born in KS? Is there any kind of index for births, deaths, marriages, etc. for KS? Thank you for any help on this matter. Sherrie

FREEMAN Gwen E. Sprague Fri Oct 4 11:24:37 1996 I'm looking for any records on John Smith and Clarissa Freeman who were married in 1884 in either Dickinson, Montgomery