Decatur County Kansas Queries

 

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Queries 1998

Adams, Anthony, Bartholomew, Bennett, Bolin, Bullen, Carlton, Carns, Carper, Cooper, Copeland, Cox, Dunnuck, Eitzen, Ewing, Fair, French, Gallentine, Griffith, Grubaugh, Harmon (2), Henderson, Hoskins, Hughes,Johnson, Knight, Landau, Lockhart, Maddox, Matson, McAfoos, McClaury, McDowall, McDowell, McKee, McVey, Playford, Pointer, Pope, Probasco, Reynolds, Ridgway, Scheetz, Scott, Sheley, Solomon, Speer, Small, Stewart, Struckman, Thir, Uehlin, Welch, Wolverton, Woolverton


Author: Jack Hines
Subject: POINTER/MCAFOOS
Date: 12/27/1998
 
Email: J_D_Hines@compuserve.com
Mailing address (optional):

Query:I am searching for any information available regarding the POINTER's in the Hawkeye area of Decatur County, Kansas during the late 1800's. Specifically Samuel Fredrick POINTER who married my maternal aunt, Elsie Estelle MCAFOOS 21 Nov 1894. I believe Samuel's father homesteaded in the Hawkeye area.

Author: Babe Fain
Subject: McDowell/McDowall
Date: 12/13/1998
 
Email: Bfain@thegrid.net
Mailing address (optional):

Babe Fain
P.O. Box 1955
Susanville, CA 96130-1955

Query: I am looking for any information on
Mark(us) Eugene McDowell or McDowall. He moved to Pocotello, ID after the 1910 census. He was married to Lola Conquest. They had at least one little girl at the time, Bessie. I found him in the WWI Draft Registration for 1918 in Idaho in Bannock County.



Author: Judith A. Shamp
Subject: FAIR
Date: 11/19/1998
 
Email: blkygyrl@aol.com
Mailing address (optional): P O Box 595 Okahumpka, FL 34762

Query: Harrison FAIR b. 9 Oct 1825 Liberty(Casey)KY d 4 NOv 1910 Oberlin(Decatur) KS m Lucretia WORLEY b 23 Jan 1826 (Green) Ky d. 30 Nov 1915 Oberlin(Decatur) KS. Is there any one who can tell me about this family. Harrison is my first cousin 4x removed.

Do I have any relatives living in the area?

Is there any one that can tell me any family stories about Harrison and his family?

I would gladly share any and all information that I have on the family.

Author: Lee Ann Struckman
Subject: STRUCKMAN
Date: 11/18/1998
 
Email: lstruckm@seidata.com
Mailing address (optional): P.O. Box 148 Moores, Hill, IN 47032

Query: Looking for more information on WILLAIM STRUCKMAN'S ancestors, siblings relatives. William born December 1860 Hannover, Germany; died 1945 Sutherland, NE; married 10 Ocoteber 1889 to LOUISA "ALOISA" PARTSCH born July 1869 Austria; died 1910 Elba, Howard Co. NE; buried Elba, NE; they were parents of 10 children. For a time WILLIAM and LOUISA PARTSCH STRUCKMAN lived in Decatur County, Kansas before moving to Nebraska. First born WILLIAM STRUCKMAN born 20 July 1891 Section 29, Township 3, Range 42, Oberlien, Decatur Co. KS; second born FRANK STRUCKMAN born same location his brother William.

Also, want to know if GLADYS STRUCKMAN born 13 January 1931; died November 1961; lives some where in Kansas is connected to the above WILLIAM STRUCKMAN or STRUCKMAN'S in Hamilton and Wichita Kansas.

Author: Mark Dodd
Subject: Copeland
Date: 10/31/1998
 
Email: Riverbuff2@aol.com
Mailing address (optional): 1001 Grant Street Elizabeth, PA 15037

Query: I am in search of any Copelands or info on them from the Jennings and Norcator area in Decatur County and Clayton in Norton County, Kansas.

Author: Dorothy McKee
Subject: McKee
Date: 10/26/1998
 
Email: dottie@flattops.net
Mailing address (optional):

Query: Does anyone know of any McKee's or McCalla's around Oberlin?

Thank you.

Author: Margaret Bucholtz
Subject: Cooper
Date: 10/26/1998
 
Email: margeb@ruraltel.net
Mailing address (optional):

Query:My grandfather James S COOPER was raised in Decatur Co., and his father Harmon Martin COOPER lived on a farm southeast of Oberlin. He married Edith Langmade. I have some old pictures with my grandfather in them but do not recogize some of his friends. Would be interested in sharing copies of these people if you would like. Most of these pictures are about the 1895 era.
Thanks,
Margaret

Author: karen wolff
Subject: Bennett
Date: 10/23/1998
 
Email:
Mailing address (optional):

Query: I am interested in the family of David William Bennett (b.1858) who married Laura J. Bontrager. Her parents were James Bontrager and Bertha Briggs.

Author: Holly Burt
Subject: Maddox
Date: 10/16/1998
 
Email: umschab@ptsi.net
Mailing address (optional):
on request
Query: Information needed on Samuel Maddox family. Father: D. Maddox; children: Charles Summer, Mary Elizabeth and Lola. Samuel moved from Illinois in 1879 and lived in Oberlin, Decator, Kansas until a year before his death in 1890.

Author: Walt Jones
Subject: McCLAURY
Date: 10/13/1998
 
Email: waltrjones@uswest.net
Mailing address (optional):8324 N. Northview Court, Spokane WA 99208

Query: Am interested in information about my grandfather, Walter Harmon (aka Harry) McCLAURY who lived in Oberlin, Decatur, KS most of his life. He had five children with his first wife, Jayne PAYNE and one with his second wife Edna CRAMER. He was a contractor and built many of the homes and other buildings in Oberlin

Author: Francis Small
Subject: SMALL
Date: 10/11/1998
 
Email: sicnarfs@swbell.net
Mailing address (optional):

Query: I am searching for JAMES or JIM SMALL. He was in the Jennings area in 1904. His wife was JENNIE. Thanks for any info.

Author: Carla Brigance
Subject: PLAYFORD
Date: 09/26/1998
 
Email: brigfam@ipa.net

Query: Looking for tax and land records for Stephen Thomas Playford. He moved to Harlan Twp., Decatur Co., KS in 1894. Stephen T. Playford married Lucy A. Cram in Washington Co., NE in 1875. There children include: 1)James C. Playford b. 1877 in NE & married Bertha Ann Pate in 1920 in Red Willow Co., NE; 2) Louise Playford b. 1880 in NE & married Charles Clyde Dyer in 1915 in Rawlins Co., KS; 3) Clara Playford b. 1881 in NE & died of burns in 1894 in Red Willow Co., NE; 4) Thomas Playford b. 1883 in NE; 5) Stephen Martin Playford b. 1885 in NE & married Ola Era Maxwell in 1919 in AR; 6) Annetta Playford b. 1887 in NE & married Fred Cram; 7) Lucy Ellen Playford b. 1888 in NE & married William Wilbur Moss in 1912; 8) Anna Elizabeth Playford b. 1890 in NE & married Glenn R. Waterman in 1915 in Decatur Co., KS; 9) Harriet Alberta Playford b. 1892 in NE & married Earl Decker in 1912; and 10) George Iran Playford b. 1895 in Decatur Co., KS & married first Goldie Redfern in 1917 in Red Willow Co., NE & married second to Mary Rachel Brown in 1924 in CO aft the death of Goldie. I am looking for any information I can find on this family. Thank you, Carla

Author: Linda M. French
Subject: French
Date: 08/26/1998
 
Email: gettieo@thegrid.net
Mailing address (optional):

Query: information on Levias or John Charles French familys

Author: Deb Hoskins
Subject: HOSKINS
Date: 08/24/1998
 
Email: lh32029@navix.net
Mailing address (optional):

Query:Searching for decendents of Henry H. Hoskins-who started the first newspaper in Norcatur, Decatur Co., KS. His children were Oliver D., Henry Albert, John F., Amy Lora, Mabel Jennie, and Myrtle. Have information to share with this family.

Author: Patti Potter Rohde
Subject: Speer/Solomon/Scott
Date: 08/19/1998
 
Email: patti@harborside.com
Mailing address (optional): 1586 N. Fk. Smith River Rd. , Reedsport, Oregon 97467

Query: Searching for family of John Wesley Speer, Amanda Speer Sweiger, Alice Young Duncan, and Speer family of Jennings, Decatur County, Kansas

Author: Jerri Fosmire
Subject: BARTHOLOMEW
Date: 08/07/1998
 
Email: Erasamia@aol.com
Mailing address (optional):

Query: Inez Lenore BARTHOLOMEW was born in Oberlin, Decatur Co. Kansas 9/7/1879. Intrested in finding the names of her parents, and any information there is I know her father died young.

Author: D.M. Randall
Subject: Welch
Date: 07/20/1998
 
DMRand@AOL.com:
Query: I am looking for anyone with connections to the Welch Family of Prairie Dog and Cook Townships. Louis and Anna (Clark) Welch arrived in Decatur County, Kansas, sometime prior to October 1886. They had previously resided in Nebraska. They had fifteen children: Perry Frankiln (b.1869); Ida L. (b.1871); Thomas L. (b.1874); Lula A. (b.1876); Manda P. (b,1878); lewis B. (b.1879); Freddie E. (b.1884); George R. (b.1886); Joseph William (b.1889); Josie (b.1891); Harvey R. (b.1893); and three other children born between 1880 and 1883. Can anybody tell me more?

Author: MARLENE SMITH JOHNSON
Subject: UEHLIN
Date: 07/15/1998
 
Email: MJJ824@AOL.COM
Mailing address (optional):

Query: looking for information on the family of CHARLES AND JULIA UEHLIN.
children include, AMY, CHARLOTE, ALVIN AND LEONA....CHARLES DIED IN 1953

Author: Tony Beatty
Subject: Eleanor Ann Henderson
Date: 07/07/1998
 
Email: tbeatty@wkpowerlink.com
Mailing address (optional): 925 Celia Crescent, Trail BC V1R 1B9 CANADA

Query: Looking for information on Eleanor Ann Henderson born in Allison, Decatur Co. on June 9, 1887. Died February 4, 1970 in Lethbridge AB. Married Charles William Beatty in Claresholm, AB on November 11, 1903

Author: Dawn
Subject: Knight
Date: 07/05/1998
 
Email: morning_sun@msn.com
Mailing address (optional):

Query: I have an old picture of Merrit Knight, he was supposedly from Oberlin, KS. I have no other dates or places to connect with him, other than the Knights and the Langmade's (Langmaid) married.

Any information would be helpful.

Author: Lorena McNeely
Subject: Hughes
Date: 06/23/1998
 
Email: rmcneely@tima.com
Mailing address (optional): Rt. 3 Box 381,
Mitchell, IN 47446
Query: Searching for a cemetery, obit or any information on William T. HUGHES who d. 27 March 1902 in Dresden, Decatur Co., KS. Wife was Margaret Jane HART, and 2 known children: Nancy and John. William originally from Washington Co., IN. Thank you.

Author: Doris Hallgren
Subject: DUNNUCK
Date: 05/31/1998
 
Email: demilyh@tampabay.rr.com
Mailing address (optional):

Query: George DUNNUCK was a brother of Sarah Dunnuck DRISKELL, longtime Oberlin resident. He married a Decatur county widow (Mrs. Tilly JOHNSON) early in this century. His obituary in 1917 mentions this marriage, (his third) although family records do not. I'd love to learn more about the elusive Mrs. JOHNSON.


Author: Doris Hallgren
Subject: JOHNSON
Date: 05/31/1998
 
Email: demilyh@tampabay.rr.com
Mailing address (optional):

Query: Looking for Decatur county marriage info re a Mrs. Tilly JOHNSON, 3rd wife of George F. DUNNUCK. Married after 1904 and before 1917. He often visited Driskell relatives in Oberlin. His obituary in Oberlin paper 1917 mentions her Oberlin connection and this marriage and her prior demise. Sure would like some help
George was my gr-gr uncle.

Author: Paul Wright
Subject: John Matson
Date: 05/25/1998
 
Email: w1937@mindspring.com
Mailing address (optional):

Query: Searching for family of John Matson( the family was from Iowa or NE) who settled in Decatur County, Kansas cir.1886. Any information would be appreciated.

Author: PAUL WRIGHT
Subject: WOLVERTON/ WOOLVERTON
Date: 05/25/1998
 
Email: w1937@mindspring.com
Mailing address (optional):

Query: Searching for Wolverton/ Woolverton family members who had homesteaded Decatur County, Kansas cir.1880. Any information on this family would be appreciated.

Author: Lynn Ewing
Subject: Anthony
Date: 05/18/1998
 
Email: ewingl@bigfoot.com
Mailing address (optional):
PO Box 427 Maupin, OR 97037
Query: My grandmother, Marian Elizabeth Anthony was born near Oberlin, Decatur County, KS Sep. 27, 1903. On June 6, 1923 she married Leo Ray Ewing, also in Oberlin, Decatur County, KS. I know her father's name was Thomas Franklin Anthony and her mother was Hanna Ellen Streeter, but not much else. I also know that she taught for a few years in a one room school in the area. Her siblings were Alice, Glenn, and George Anthony and they probably still have children and grandchildren living in or near Oberlin. All of the information I have is at :
http://www.chenowith.wasco.k12.or.us/ewing/Family/Anthony/anthony.html
Anyone have additional information?

Author: Lynn Ewin
Subject: Ewing
Date: 05/18/1998
 
Email: ewingl@bigfoot.com
Mailing address (optional):
PO Box 427, Maupin, OR 97037
Query: My grandfather, Leo Ray Ewing, was born near Oberlin, Decatur County, Kansas May 22, 1898. His father Delancy (or Delancey) Elsworth Ewing III, married Elbertie Maggard in the same area Oct. 30, 1895. I have no real record of the family prior to that time. On his death certificate, Delancy's place of birth was given as Hancock Co. IL. Does anyone in the Decatur./Oberlin area have further information on this family?

What I have is posted at:
http://www.chenowith.wasco.k12.or.us/ewing/Family/Ewing/ewing.html

Thanks,
Lynn Ewing

Author: B.Hughes
Subject: carper
Date: 05/13/1998
 
Email: BHughes565@aol.com
Mailing address (optional):

Query: Any Carpers still residing in Decatur County?

Author: Jerry L. Gallentine, Sr.
Subject: Gallentine
Date: 05/13/1998
 
Email: jgallen661@AOL.com
Mailing address (optional): 13041 Timber Lane , Rapid City, SD 57702

Query:
I have gathered considerable family tree information on the Gallentine clan in Decatur Co. and some information on the
family branches in Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois and Pennsylvania. I am looking for more
information about members of the family and would be pleased to share information with anyone who is interested .

Author: E. Mcguire
Subject:  Cox
Date: 05/10/1998
 
Email: EWM.MECH@juno.com
Mailing address (optional): E.W.Mcguire
155 Hemlock Way,Broomfield CO.80020

Query: Looking for marrige records of Ozro Cox and Irene Barry in Oberlin , Decatur County, Kansas about April 1906

Author: sam wittlake
Subject: thir
Date: 05/10/1998
 
Email: wittlake@ucom.net
Mailing address (optional): p.o.box 271
ingalls, ks. 67853

Query:
we are looking for any information on this surname. it is grandparents who came from germany and we can not find much info.

thank you for your help

Author: Mark A. Eitzen
Subject: Eitzen
Date: 05/08/1998
 
Email: mark.eitzen@ey.com
Mailing address (optional):

Query:
I am seeking information about a family who apparently lived in Decatur Co., KS about the turn of the century (1900). Peter J. EITZEN (b. Feb 1850 in Holstein, Germany) and his wife Anna Margret Haney (b. Jul 1853 in Iowa) and their children apparently lived in Decatur Co. for a few years. In 1900, they lived in Thomas Co. and by 1910, they had moved to southwest Kansas (Cherokee Co.). However, at least one of their children, Ida Lon Eitzen seems to have stayed behind and married someone from Decatur Co. (Frederick Lemarr).

Does anyone have any information on this or any related families? I am descended from one of the children, George Eitzen and would be happy to share information with anyone who knows anything about this family.

Author: Susan
Subject: HARMON
Date: 04/19/1998
 
Email: pettit@gte.net
Mailing address (optional):

Query: Looking for any information on Harmons -- they lived in Oberlin, KS (probably about 6 miles out of town on a farm, I am told) in the early 1900's. Father's name was Andrew Clayton.

Author: Carole Hobson at hobsonce@cdsnet.net
Subject: RE: HARMON
Date: 02/06/1999
 
Email:
Mailing address (optional):

Query:
Andrew Clayton Harmon was my great uncle. I
am doing genealogy and will share my info
with you if you send me your address. My
address is Carole Harmon Hobson 1975 Sleepy
Hollow Loop, Grants Pass, Oregon 97527

Author: Bob Adams
Subject: John Ellsworth ADAMS - 1890 - Traer
Date: 04/17/1998
 
Email:
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Query:
Need dates of birth and death for subject.
Need also names of parents. J. E. Adams was married to Olive August Spencer. They live near Traer and had three children from 1880 thru 1890. OAS eventually moved to Iola.
JEA & OAS are my g-grandparents. Any info about them would be greatly appreciated. My grandfather severed his relationship with them when he was young and would not talk about them.

Thank you.




Author: donmatson@hotmail.com
Subject: CARLTON
Date: 04/11/1998
 
Email: donmatson@hotmail.com
Mailing address (optional): 701 Allen Apt.7
Ellettsville, In. 47429

Query: Looking for descs. of Wm. T. CARLTON
b. ca. 1850 (Monroe?) Co.,In. to Wm. Rufus
Carlton & Julia Ann Reddick. He marr. 1872
Monroe Co.,In. to Nancy Catharine (Caroline/
Carrie) KING b. 1854 d. by 1898. They moved
from Thayer Co.,Ne. to Decatur Co.,Ks. by
1886. Had 2 known ch.
1. Anna A. b.&d.? m. when & where to ----
Thompson
2. Rufus b.1878 d.? m.?
Any help or clues would be appreciated.
Thank you.

Author: Robert Stewart
Subject: STEWART
Date: 04/05/1998
 
Email: bstewart@kern.com
Mailing address (optional): 9911 blackfoot Dr.
Bakersfield, CA 93312

Query: Charles Stewart migrated from MI to KS prob. 1880 - family contact refered to Dr Charlie in Oberlin-I believe Dr. Charlie to be Charles Stewart son, Charles. Charles,the elder, was the son of Charles Hamilton STEWART of Richfield Springs, NY and brother of Wellington STEWART in Newton,Harvey Co., KS Any help appreciated

Author: Linda Barnes
Subject: GRUBAUGH
Date: 04/03/1998
 
Email : LiBarr @ aol.com
Mailing address (optional):

Query: Looking for Michael GRUBAUGH b. 1857
and Hattie B. MILLER b.1876. Married 29 Jul 1894
Traer, Decatur Co., IL


Author: Avalon L. Cummins
Subject: LOCKHART,
Date: 03/08/1998
 
Email: seguichy@snowcrest.net
Mailing address (optional):

Query: LOCKHART, REYNOLDS, CARNS

LOCKHART, Edward Elmer b. LaHarpe, Hancock Co., IL son of Louisa Mae REYNOLDS b. ca 1840 VT, d. 1923 Lyle, Decatur Co., KS. & Samuel LOCKHART b. 1820 PA d. ?, Louisa Mae m. 2nd James CARNS all lived Decatur Co., KS

Author: Avalon L. Cummins
Subject: Bolin/Bullen
Date: 03/08/1998
 
Email: seguichy@snowcrest.net
Mailing address (optional):

Query:

Researching, Jacob BOLIN/BULLEN b. 1836 IN m. Mary Ellen BEHE/BEEHEE b. 1841 PA. Lived Decatur Co., KS (1880 Census). dau. Mae Bathsheba BOLIN m.
Edward Elmer LOCKHART 1892 Oberlin, Decatur Co., KS

Author: Michael Weis
Subject: Pope
Date: 03/08/1998
 
Email: weishomer@aol.com
Mailing address (optional):

Query: Looking for info on George Pope who m Elizabeth Koehler. Both were of German/Russian descent. George died in Decauter Co in 1926.

Author: Scotty Roberge
Subject: SHELEY
Date: 03/03/1998
 
Email: roberge@pa.net
Mailing address (optional):

Query: Many SHELEY sons and grandsons of BEVERLY W. SHELEY and CHARLOTTE SAUNDERS SHELEY, left Iowa and moved to NORTON co. and DECATUR co. KS. I am related to Charlotte Saunders and am looking for any descendent of that union. If you have a Sheley/SHEELEY Surname, please contact me. Thanks Scotty

Author: Nora Probasco
Subject: PROBASCO
Date: 02/10/1998
 
Email: nprobasco@earthlink.net

Query:

I am interested in PROBASCO surname info, family trees and research. I am starting a central PROBASCO database to direct researchers to others who are researching their line. The PROBASCO's have been in Decatur County since the early 1900's.

Author: Jean Hudson Masco
Subject: Mc VEY
Date: 01/31/1998
 
Email: JMasco@aol.com
Mailing address (optional):

Query:

I purchased a baby picture at a local (Florida) antique shop taken by STEELE photographers in Oberlin, Kansas. The only name on the back is "Mc VEY" . The child seems to have been male, about eight months to a year old. Victorian era chair.

I am more than willing to send this picture to anyone who might be interested. No reimbursement necessary; I just hate to see these things go to waste.

Regards,
Jean Hudson Masco (no Mc VEYs in my lineage)
JMasco@aol.com

Author: Paul Byron Landau
Subject: Landau
Date: 01/24/1998
 
Plandau898@aol.com
8539 Sierra Madre
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

Author: Susan Kay Thomas
Subject: Griffith, Harris, Bartlett
Date: 01/21/1998
 
Email: cymri75@aol.com
Mailing address (optional):

Query: I am researching the descendants of Charles Greenberry Griffith. He was born in West Virginia in 1821 and died near Oberlin around 1902. His sons, Henry Alva, Thomas Jacobsen, Jacob Ellis, and William Emory all migrated to the area in the 1880s. His daughters, Carrie Griffith Bartlett (w. of Wirt), and Rosalie G. Harris (w. of Samuel) also came to the area. Would be willing to share info. with desecendents. Feel free to contact me regarding these surnames.

Author: Larry Scheetz
Subject: Scheetz, Gabril or Gabrial or Gaberal
Date: 01/18/1998
 
Email: Lscheetz@cyberg8t.com
Mailing address (optional):
923 Fenn Ct.
Claremont, CA
91711

Query:

Author: Bradley Ridgway
Subject: Ridgway
Date: 01/03/1998
 
Email: Bradley-Ridgway@sbcglobal.net


Mailing address (optional):

Query:

Decatur County, Kanona Kansas. Looking for information on Albert Ridgway, father of Guy Ridgway born in Kanona, Kansas - 1903.


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