Bourbon County Kansas Queries


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Queries July - August 2000

Coghill, Daplyn (aka Daplin or Dapling), Davis, Dietenbeck, Foster, Fundenberger Gambill, Hamlin, Harber Jenkins, Johnston, Karlskind, Keithm Misener/Misner, Parsons, ?Platt map of Walnut, Plew, Radel, Roberti, Rule, Russell, Schmitz, Semler, Smith, Smith, Steinbrook/Stainbrook, Sutherland or Stewart, Terry, Welker,

Topic: Descendants of William


From: Lynn Michalke
Date: Thursday, August 31, 2000 12:15 PM William August Semler lived in Fort Scott, Kansas starting possibly from some time in the 1910's until his death in January, 1982.

I am looking for any relatives, living or deceased that may have been listed in an obituary but I have no idea which newspaper this would have been carried in. Can anyone help?



family of Bourbon Co
From: Julianna Ockert-Chilton
Date: Wednesday, August 30, 2000 07:49 PM

Am interested in finding out information about Sarah Foster who m. William H. Wiley 24 Dec 1863 in Bourbon Co., KS. Sarah's possible father is Thomas Foster b. ca 1801 in Eng and mother Mary ?? b. ca 1818 Yorkshire England. William is possibly from Allen Co, KS.

Topic: Wesley

DAPLYN (aka Daplin or Dapling)

From: Richard Embry
Date: Wednesday, August 30, 2000 11:53 AM

In 1872 a gentleman fro Muscatine, Iowa was in Bourbon Co. with other people and passed away while in Ft. Scott, Wesley Daplyn (or Daplin-Dapling). I'm sure that he was buried in Ft. Scott. Looking for his Obituary or Grave location in Ft Scott. Any information will be greatly appreciated. Thank You.



From: Ray Page
Date: Monday, August 21, 2000 08:58 PM

I am searching for information on the Plew family that lived in Ft. Scott from the late 1870's until the 1920's. Henry Barton Plew m. Fannie Bower 1886 in Bourbon County. Their children were Grover, Frances, and Wyman. Elizabeth Jane Plew m. Thomas Brown Orr. Calista Christina Plew m. David Cutter Jenkins 1879 in Ft. Scott. Address responses to Ray Page email

Topic: walter B


From: Fred Tripp
Date: Friday, August 18, 2000 01:27 PM

am looking for information on Walter Bruce Russell Born Fort Scott 1879 Married Martha Jane Lamb Born 1888. They moved to Colorado in 1911 need any information that i can get have no idea who Walter,s parents are Thank you Fred Tripp

Topic: Sandy


From: Sharon Goolsby
Date: Saturday, August 12, 2000 12:27 AM

Looking for Sandy John Smith. Shows up in 1860 KS Census, Bourbon Co.. Had a son, John Farris Smith, b KS(Bourbon, Co?)1861. Sandy was a Root & Herb Dr. & traveled around the area on horseback, treating his patients so a "family history" says. Thanks, Sharon Goolsby

Topic: John Henry


From: Mary Dumas
Date: Thursday, August 10, 2000 06:10 PM

I am looking for some information on John Henry Schmitz. He is buried in a Catholic Cemetery in Fulton, KS. If anyone has ANY information please contact me at Thanks

From: Leona Adams
Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2000 10:50 AM

I'm sorry I don't know anything regarding your relative John Henry Schmitz, but I too have the Schmitz line in my family. My grandmother Clara Schmitz's father Hubert originally came from Brickendorf, Germany in 1860. His wife Mary Katherine Welter came from Prussia in 1863. They married in Illinois somewhere in 1865. Somehow I feel that there were some of their line who meander down in the Bourbon County of Kansas area. One of my grandmother's daughter's Caroline Marie Reiter married a Fred Karleskint from Fort Scott, Bourbon County, Ks. Both Caroline and Fred are buried in the Memory Gardens cemetery of Bourbon County, Ks.

Where did John Henry Schmitz originally come from? What was his age at time of death or do you know? Maybe we can help one another. I have some info on the Schmitz line back a few generations. Let me know if anything sounds like it may be worth our while. Sincerely, Leona Adams

Topic: Mary J.


From: Robert Sutherland-Wedding
Date: Tuesday, August 08, 2000 10:18 PM

Looking for marriage of Mary J. Sutherland in Bourbon Co. between 1865 and 1870. She's last known on the 1865 state census in Marmaton Twp. where she was listed as Mary J. Stewart, age 16, because she was living with her mother and step-father, Jackson P. Stewart. She does not appear with the family on the 1870 census in Barton Co., MO. If you know whom she married or anything else about her, please contact me. Thanks.



From: Kathy Wines
Date: Sunday, August 06, 2000 10:37 PM

I am searching for information on my gfather born in Devon, Bourbon, Kansas 3/19/189

Topic: Robert T. & Nancy

Terry Jenkins

in 1880 Census??
From: Darlene Block
Date: Saturday, August 05, 2000 05:45 PM

Looking for Robert Thomas Jenkins b. 1848 Bowling Green KY and wife Nancy Terry married 13 Dec 1875 in Butler Co. Ky right by Bowling Green. Moved to Bourbon Co. KS before 1880. Looking for anyone researching this family. Or any information on them or their descendants. Thank You!

From: Ray Page
Date: Monday, August 21, 2000 09:03 PM

I don't know if this is a connection to your Jenkins or not, but my g grandmother's sister, Calista Christina Plew b. 19 Aug 1859 d. 13 Nov 1935 in Ft. Scott was married to David Cutter Jenkins b. 30 Mar 1851 d. 25 June 1933 in Ft. Scott. They were married 22 July 1879 in Ft. Scott

Topic: James Grover


From: Evelyn Alllen
Date: Thursday, August 03, 2000 07:24 PM

Looking for parents and siblings of James Grover Johnston, born July 25, 1885, Fulton KS.

From: Helen Pilcher
Date: Friday, December 01, 2000 02:28 PM

Did James Grover Johnston have a relative named Thompson Euen Johnston b. 1853 married Sarah Ann Williams b.1856 in Tenn. They lived in Bourbon Co. KS when my grandmother, Lula May Johnston b. 1888 in Ft. Scott. The family moved to Chelsea,Okla in 1902. Lula May married James Theodore Brooks b. 1871 in Walnut 1904. His parents were buried in Walnut Cemetery in 1901 and 1902. This is my mothers family. Helen Pilcher

Topic: Joe


From: Barbara Shaw
Date: Thursday, August 03, 2000 09:59 AM


I wondering if there is a kind soul in Bourbon County who will do an obituary lookup for me. I am looking for the obituary of Joe Roberti who died Sept. 19,1989 in Devon. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Ally



From: Jane Aronhatl
Date: Saturday, July 29, 2000 10:11 AM

I am researching Misener/Misner in Bourbon Co., Ks. I am looking for Orrel Edwina Misner married to James Testermanin Fort Scott on June 19, 1867. Also, Rufus Emmerson Misner married Nora Ellen Seever in Fort Scott in 1893. Please e-mail Jane Misener Aronhalt at



From: James Linck
Date: Friday, July 28, 2000 05:18 PM I am looking for descendants of the John & Elizabeth (Dietenbeck) Hamlin (Hemmerle) family. They settled in Fort Scott in the 1870s. Two of their sons' families also settled there: Casper and Jacob. They married a Karleskind and a Radel.

I have done a considerable amount of research on this family and would be happy to share information. Thanks.



From: Christy Butterfield
Date: Wednesday, July 26, 2000 10:51 PM

I am looking for information on the parents of David Clinton DAVIS and his wife Ardilda Jane SHIELDS. David was born in Jan of 1854 in IL and died in Goldfield, Teller, CO around 1904. Ardilda was born in 1855 in IN and died around 1915 in Denver, CO. Their Children and their children's spouses were:

1. Clara Davis
spouse: Lee KINKADE
2. James Clinton
spouse:1.Mary Jane SAWYER
spouse:2.Emily JOHNSON
3. Jessie Matilda DAVIS
spouse:1.John Allen GAMBILL
spouse:2.Dempsey K. RULE
4. George Shields DAVIS
spouse:Naomi Grace COLAW
5. Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" DAVIS
spouse: Al ALLISON
6. Unknown female DAVIS born about 1892



family of Bourbon Co
From: Julianna Ockert-Chilton
Date: Tuesday, July 25, 2000 01:02 PM

Am looking for info on George A. Parsons b. in AR ca 1839. His wife was Manerva Willey b. ca 1847 in Ind. I know of at least one child John William. Thanks, Julie

Topic: George


, M.P Parker Smith
From: Becky Pace
Date: Wednesday, July 12, 2000 05:07 PM

George Smith b. 1832 Ill. married a M.P. Parker b. 1837 Arkansas who had children by the Parker marriage.They were: M.J. Parker Female, b. 1856 Arkansas, P.W. Parker Male b. 1858 Arkansas, Nancy Parker b. 1861 Arkansas. She and George ended up in Devon, Bourbon, Kansas.

They had children together:
A.A. Smith (female) b. 1867 Devon, Kansas
A.A. Smith (female) b. 1869 Devon, Kansas
Rosa Belle Smith b. 1870, Devon, Kansas
H.E. Smith (female) b. 1872 Devon Kansas

George did have an older son by another marriage his name was P.C. Smith b. 1856 Missouri.

This information comes from the 1875 Kansas State Census, Bourbon County, Mill Creek Township.

If you have any information please email me.
Becky Pace

Topic: An early

Platt map of Walnut

From: Michelle Detwiler
Date: Monday, July 10, 2000 10:32 PM

I'm looking for an early land owner platt map of Walnut Twp area in Bourbon Co, KS. 1890-1900 time era.
Michelle Detwiler



From: Marlene Horton
Date: Friday, July 07, 2000 05:34 PM

Looking for information on the COGHILL family in 1885 census.



From: Joan Keene
Date: Monday, July 03, 2000 04:22 PM

Does anyone know of a marriage record look up site for Bourbon Co. Ks.? I am looking for the marriage of Solomon and Mattie Whitehead/Whitted Stainbrook.
Thank anyone. Joan



From: Leon Fundenberger
Date: Sunday, July 02, 2000 08:09 AM

Looking for any information on Clarence and Clara HARBER, or their descendents They were children of Matilda (Tillie) FUNDENBERGER and unknown Harber. Clara inherited a house in 1930 in Redfield from her Aunt Maggie FUNDENBERGER

Also looking for info on Callie KEITHM of Uniontown and would have been born abt 1860 was Born to William FUNDENBERGER and Callia FITZ or FITCH.

Thanks in advance.
Leon F


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