Cherokee County Kansas Queries


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Queries February 1999

Archer, Ball, Beasley, Betzer, Betzer, Blair, Brittle, Cagle, Cavanaugh, Chew, Cooley, Curtis, Doanes, Ellison, ?Empire Cemetery (2) (3), Fikau, Gates, Goldsberry, (2), Graham, Grow, Hardie, Herzog, Holler, Jenkins, Lane (2), Larabee, Lawrence, Logan, Masterson, McNulty, Morehead, Murray, Myers, Nichols, Pearson, Pearson, Perkins, Ramsey, Redline, Rossman, Ruthlein, Skaggs, Taylor, Walker, Ward, Wilson, Wright, York, Wise

Subject: Herzog
From: Nancy Thompson
Date: Sunday, February 28, 1999 12:17 PM

I am looking for information on George William Herzog, born circa 1842, location unknown. He died in 1881 from an accidental gunshot wound and was buried in Baxter Springs cemetery, Cherokee County, Kansas. He was married to Martha Sipes in 1867 and had 4 sons born between 1867 and 1880. I am wanting any information I can find on George William Herzog. He is my great-great grandfather through their son Thomas Herzog.

Subject: Wright
From: Selene Wright
Date: Sunday, February 28, 1999 07:02 PM

Searching for info on Robert Benjamin Wright married Jennie Adams in Columbus Kansas. Need info on Roberts parents and siblings. Father of Melvin & Marvin Wright raised in Columbus. please contact

Subject: Cavanaugh
From: David Cavanaugh
Date: Saturday, February 27, 1999 09:34 PM

Would like information regarding William and Elizabeth Cavanaugh. Believed they lived in Wright County, Missouri,son James E. Cavanaugh was born in Cherokee County in 1869. He married Zona D. (do not have maiden name). They had four children Charles "Clover", Van T.,Gladys, and Addie. Van T. Cavanaugh married Della Schock (no date). They had a son Van Jr. Della died in Coffeyville, Kansas in 1948. Van Jr. is my father.

Topic: Brittle
From: Shirley Noyes
Date: Friday, February 26, 1999 11:29 AM

Seeking info on a William B. Brittle married to a Nancy Brockman - children: James, Lucy, Samual and Laura. Laura believed to have been born in Kansas around the Cherokee County area in 1876.
If anyone has info on the above, please contact me.
Thank you,
Shirley Noyes

Subject: Grow; Perkins; and Doanes
From: Shirley Runyan
Date: Thursday, February 25, 1999 04:00 PM

Looking for anyone who knows anything about the Doanes' or Perkins' from Davies Co. Ind., who left Cherokee Co. prior to 1895; back to Ind. Also any Grow connected to these families.

Subject: Ward, Walker
From: Kat Davis
Date: Thursday, February 25, 1999 02:07 PM

Looking for any information on Frederick J. Ward (b November 1868 in Illinois or Iowa) and family. He married Jennie Walker about 1895. She was born Sept. 1879 in Ohio. They moved from Illinois to Cherokee Co. 1899-1900. The family was listed in the Galena, Lowell Twp. in the 1900 Census and in Baxter Spgs., Spring Valley Twp. in the 1910 Census. The Kansas State Census of 1905 lists them in Galena. Frederick was a mining engineer. Their children were Hazel Etta (b. Jan 1896 IL); Horten E. (b Aug 1898 IL); Roy (b ca 1904 KS); and Marguerite (b 3 March 1906 in Galena, KS). Hazel married 12 July to Carl C. Reed and divorced in 1921. She married shortly thereafter to Joe M. King. They moved to Arkansas around 1925. Horton married 11 Dec 1916 to Oma Link of Ketchum, OK. Would love to hear from any descendants.

Subject: Ball
From: Mary Wilson
Date: Thursday, February 25, 1999 09:26 AM

I'm looking for information on the parents and family of Florence Rosalia Ball. Her parents were Edward Ball and Josephine White. Any information on them and her siblings will be greatly appreciated.

Subject: Morehead
From: Mary Wilson
Date: Thursday, February 25, 1999 09:23 AM

I'm looking for any information on my great-grandparents and their children, Leonard Franklin Morehead and Florence Rosalia Ball. They lived in Scammon, KS and were probably buried there or in Weir, KS. They had 11 children: Thomas, Laura, Rupert, Benjamen, Clyde, Hugh, Florence, Ruth, Warren, Adeline, and Verda. Any information on them will be greatly appreciated.

Subject: Ellison
From: Mary Wilson
Date: Thursday, February 25, 1999 09:15 AM

I'm looking for any information on my great-grandparents, Francis Cook Ellison and Honour Thomas. I think they died in Scammon KS and were buried there or in Weir, KS. They had 9 children: George, Mary Ann, Francis Thomas, Eva, Elizabeth, Catherine, John C., Luke, and Honour. Any information on any of them would be greatly appreciated.

Subject: Pearson, Murray, Beasley, York
From: Mary Wilson
Date: Thursday, February 25, 1999 09:05 AM

I'm looking for my birth fathers family. His name was Glen Edward Pearson and his parents names were Henry Owen Pearson and Cleo Esther Murray. He had 2 sisters, Pauline and Helen. Pauline, married Charles York and had 2 children, Cheryl and Michael. Cheryl married a Barber? and Michael died young and is burried in a Columbus cemetery and so is his father, Charles. Helen married Howard Bayer. I also believe Henry and Cleo are also burried in a Columbus Cemetery. I would appreciate any help with this family.

Subject: Pearson
From: LaRaine Kingsbury-Pearson
Date: Wednesday, May 05, 1999 08:36 PM

HI MARY!! I am doing research on the PEARSON family in KANSAS. Mainly the LAWRENCE , WAKARUSA area in DOULGLAS COUNTY. About 1856 on.(My querier is in DOUGLAS COUNTY. If I Come across your birth family on one of the family branches I'll contact you. Can you give me a few of the dates like his death and others that may pin point to this family. HOPE You either have found them or I can help La Raine Kingsbury-Pearson

Subject: Goldsberry, Betzer
From: Kenneth Goldsberry
Date: Thursday, February 25, 1999 01:43 AM

Goldsberry/Betzer 1870-1890's
I am seeking info on the George Nelson and Salisba Anne Betzer GOLDSBERRY family that lived in Sheridan TWP around 1870. They moved to MO about 1879 and back to somewhere in Cherokee county around 1890. The boys worked the mines but nothing else is known about there lives and times. Everyone left there by 1919.... when Salisba married a Robert Borland. Any leads on info would be appreciated.

Subject: Goldsberry, Betzer
From: Richard Kinkade
Date: Sunday, May 02, 1999 03:10 PM

Howdy, cousin! My ancestors homesteaded in Badger, Kansas, shortly after the Civil War. My grandmother was a Betzer. I'll dig up what info I can find and email it to you. Goldsberry is also found in our family tree. Bye for now........

Subject: Blair
From: Jerry Adamson
Date: Wednesday, February 24, 1999 05:35 AM

John C. BLAIR ( - 1901)
Looking for marriage of John C. Blair. He was in south east Kansas in late 1800's. He lost his first wife in Elk Falls, KS (Elk Co.) in 1887. He was in the 1900 Census in Caney KS (Montgomery Co.) With him was a new wife, Mary. I am trying to find location of where he got married.. Seems that his terriortory was from Independence to Joplin including a lot of Oklahoma. I believe in died in Oklahoma in late 1901.

Subject: Empire Cemetery
From: Diane Walker
Date: Tuesday, February 23, 1999 03:29 PM

Obit of Sarah Ryan from "Short Creek Republican", dated May 1, 1886:
Death of Mrs. Ryan: Mrs. Sarah Ryan died at her home Sunday evening. She was the mother of Noah, Willis, Henry, Frank, Ottie, Nellie and Emma Ryan, Mrs. S. H. Goddard & Mary McClure. She was 54 yrs old. The funeral was at the residence, Monday. BURIAL AT EMPIRE CEMETERY.
Where is this cemetery? And also, where was Jackson & Sarah Ryan's farm on "Short Creek"?

Subject: Empire Cemetery
From: Tom Ward
Date: Tuesday, February 23, 1999 03:39 PM

Empire was once a town however now this area is part of Galena, Kansas which is located in the south east part of Cherokee county not far from the MO line. The cemetery as I recall is just north of present day Galena.
If your family owned their farm you should be able to get a location from the Register of Deeds, Courthouse, Columbus, KS 66725
Hope this helps,

Subject: Empire Cemetery
From: Gene Davies
Date: Saturday, April 03, 1999 07:34 PM

Empire Cemetery is north of Galena, KS
Short Creek runs between Galena and Empire.
Short Creek runs into Spring River by Riverton, KS

Subject: Empire Cemetery
From: Diane Walker
Date: Tuesday, April 06, 1999 10:24 AM

Thank you, Tom & Gene. I will be in the Galena area about mid-May. Hope to find both Jackson & Sarah Ryan's graves in the Empire Cemetery. Also, will take your suggestion, Tom, and contact the county courthouse in Columbus about the deed info on their farm on Short creek.
Jackson & Sarah had many sons who were miners from the 1880's up to my grandfather, Clyde Ryan in the 1930's. All remained in the Galena area for years. Willis, Henry, Otto & Noah Ryan were 4 of Jackson's sons.
Any others out there looking for members of this Ryan line???

Subject: Ruthlein, Fikau, Redline, Larabee
From: Nila Hudnall benrea@proinet,net
Date: Sunday, February 21, 1999 04:42 PM

Annie Mary Ruthlein/Fikauedline/Larabee
Would like information on Annie Redline/Larabee. Died at Columbus, KS 1918.
Was with the Parker Amusement Co. in 1906&07 billed as the Largest Lady on Earth.

Subject: Ramsey
From: Betty Brooks
Date: Sunday, February 21, 1999 04:33 PM

Ramsey in Galena,Ks.
Nathaniel N. Ramsey & Mary "Polly" Pleasant Ramsey lived in Galena, Ks. 1890's until their deaths- Nat in 1905 & Polly in 1913. His obit says " leaves a wife & several children"- no children mentioned in probate- no children mentioned in her probate- property to his sister- Anna Eliza Dale, who in 1900 census had two Ramsey children living with her in Galena, listed as niece & nephew.
Who were the parents of these children- Nat & Polly too old to be parents.
Is there a Todd connection to Anna Dale. Someone took care of her in last years. Who was it?
Betty Brooks

Subject: Masterson
From: Barbara Rowell
Date: Sunday, February 21, 1999 03:03 PM

I am looking for info on the Masterson family in Scammon. My mother Virigina Masterson was born there in 3-13-1918. She was the daughter of William and Oscarine Masterson. William was born there also in 8-10-1889. This is all I have. Thanks, Barbara

Subject: Myers
From: Jim Holler
Date: Saturday, February 20, 1999 02:08 PM

Would like to hear from descendants of Martin Myers, born in Pennsylvania in 1818, and died in Cherokee County, Kansas.
Jim Holler

Subject: Chew
From: Beverly Hoernemann
Date: Friday, February 19, 1999 10:16 AM

I am looking for any information on Lemuel A. Chew and William H. Chew. Lemuel was born in 1848 and is buried in Galena Cem. William H. Chew we do not know when he was born. Thankyou

Subject: Holler
From: Jim Holler (
Date: Thursday, February 18, 1999 04:28 PM

Charles Columbus Holler
Charles C. Holler, was born in Illinois, in 1862, and followed his older brother John, to Kansas. He married Martha Caroline Myers there in 1882. I would love to hear from anyone that is related to Charles , John, or Martha Caroline. Thanks, and I hope to hear from you soon.

Subject: Cooley, Wilson
From: Larry WILSON
Date: Wednesday, February 17, 1999 02:55 PM

GGrandmother's Family Found
Looking for any and all information that may be known about Ann Elizabeth COOLEY b: 26 Jan 1858 Robinson, Crawford Co., Illinois. m: Elihu WILSON About 1870? d: 08 Feb 1892 after giving birth to there youngest child Charley Leslie WILSON. Ann Elizabeth is buried in EDGMOND CEMETERY, Columbus, Cherokee, Co.. Elihu and Ann had 13 Children.

From: Mike Jones
Date: Wednesday, February 17, 1999 02:30 PM

Hi. I'm searching for information about Martha LOGAN, Sherman City, Malinda LOGAN, Sherman City, William LOGAN, Sherman City, and Jennette LOGAN, also of Sherman City. Also, Delilah LOGAN MCNULTY, Annis MCNULTY, and Addie LOGAN, all buried in the Borland Cemetery.
Thank you.
Mike Jones
Sun Prairie, WI

Subject: Skaggs
From: Michael Miller
Date: Wednesday, February 17, 1999 01:10 PM

William Henry Harrison Skaggs was born in Madison Co., MO. on 10 June 1852 he married Ellen Philomena DeGuire in Madison Co. In the search for Harrison I find him located in 1900 in census and in his fathers probate as living in Cherokee Co., KS. His brother Thomas James (or James Thomas went to Granby, MO. with Harrison. Thomas stayed and died there in 1936. Harrison however went over to Cherokee Co. KS. Would appreciate ANY help on this line. I believe he had a son Fred, and a daughter named Bertha. He may have been married more than once. James Thomas operated a store in Granby that Harrison may have helped with or had interest in.

Subject: Lane
From: Susie Morris
Date: Wednesday, February 10, 1999 08:51 PM

Searching for the LANE surname.

Subject: Lane
From: Richard Moberly
Date: Monday, February 15, 1999 03:50 PM

I caught the LANE and that is why I am responding. I am looking for the LANE surname in Kansas, but around the Bourbon county area. What do you have on your LANE names?
Rich & Terri Moberly
Bartlesville, Oklahoma
Author: Sylvia Harvey
Subject: Cagle
Date: 02/08/1999
Mailing address (optional):
Box 561, Minneola, Ks. 67865
Query: Searching for info on William Henry Cagle who lived in Galena in Cherokee Cty, in late 1800s through about the 1940s. Know family tree from him, but nothing before him.
Author: Sylvia Harvey
Subject: Cagle, William Henry
Date: 02/08/1999
Mailing address (optional):
507 Ash, Minneola, Ks. 67865
Query: Wanting info on WH Cagle to begin family tree search
Author: Valri Darling
Subject: GRAHAM
Date: 02/07/1999
Mailing address (optional): 1 Bolivar, Lake Oswego, OR 97035

Query: Researching the family of Matthew & Mattie Graham, both born Ireland, immigrated to Philadelphia & then IL. Sometime in the 1870's they moved to Cherokee Co, where they are found in the 1880 census. Their children: James, Matilda mar Tom HOLT, John mar Sarah MCCLURE, George mar Bethia Jane JUSTICE, Sarah mar RANDALL, Rebecca mar James GUY, Matthew mar Beulah HODGES, & Mary (Molly) mar Wm. HUNTSINGER. Would like to exchange info with others researching these families.
Author: Bill Walkup
Subject: Lawrence
Date: 02/07/1999
Mailing address (optional): 9600 W 96 St.
Sapulpa, Ok. 74066

Query: William Lawrence Head b 1856
Rachel Emmaline Linn wife b
Charlie Clinton son b Nov 29, 1892 at Galena, Ks.
Author: Susan K. TAYLOR BRUCE
Subject: TAYLOR
Date: 02/06/1999
Mailing address (optional):

Query: Looking for information on Thomas Burton TAYLOR b Jan 18, 1858 in Iowa d April 24, 1932 Cherokee Co. Kan. Mar 1st Sarah NORTON in Miami Co. Kan. mar 2nd Mary CONDRA. Father was Richard TAYLOR and Mary PIPER. I need to know where in Iowa Thomas was born or get in touch with anyone connected to these families. Thanks
Author: Claire Wichelmann
Subject: Nichols
Date: 02/06/1999

Query: Looking for information/descendants of the NICHOLS family that was in Lowell Township, Cherokee County, Kansas on the 1870 census. My gr-gr-grandparents were Malichi and Sely (Harris) Nichols who were listed on that census. Nearby, there were George and Zimarne Nichols, who had just been married in October of 1869. Living with George was Ellen Ames who was Malichi and George's mother. Her husband Green Nichols and either left the family or died before 1866, as she married a Robert Ames in Newton County, Missouri that year. I have much information to share.
Author: Sue Daniels
Subject: Archer
Date: 02/06/1999
Mailing address (optional): R#3 box 397 Joplin,Mo. 64801

Query:Looking for William Marion Archer m to Sarah from Nc or ? Kids were; Frances Faye, Rebecca Edith, Martha Jane, Harlin, Bennie or Benjamin, and ?. Faye m to Walter Lee Daniels, Edith m to Frank Huddelston. Lived in Picher, Okla. and Baxte Springs, Ks. Appreciate any help. Will share what I hqve on info. SUE
Author: Frank W. Wise
Subject: Court WISE
Date: 02/05/1999
Mailing address (optional):

Query: I'm lookin for the family of Court WISE. He would have lived in or near Sherman, Cherokee Co., KS about 1890. I'm afraid that's all I know. Many years ago (before I was really interested) I jotted down a note indicating that he was a cousin of Inez Blanche WISE.
Author: Clarence Hall
Subject: Rossman
Date: 02/05/1999
Mailing address (optional):

Query:Cherokee County Rossmans': I am looking for any info on Adolph Otto Rossman date and location of birth is unknown.Dod was 20 Feb 1943 in Baxter Springs, Ks. He was married to Addie Cavenaugh daughter of Helen Chase Cavenaugh and Henry Cavenaugh dod 19 Feb 1943 in Baxter Springs.
Any info on any of the above individuals will be appreciated.


Clarence Hall
Author: Bob Halsey
Subject: CURTIS
Date: 02/05/1999
Mailing address (optional): Viera, FL

Query: Saul CURTIS b. 11/23/1865 m. Elizabeth HACK 11/7/1888 later married Laura WILLIAMS 11/7/1904 d. 8/21/1952. They lived in Weir City, KS. I would like any information concerning bios or obits. Saul was the son of William Wesley CURTIS who died near Pittsburg, KS in 1895.
Author: L Zimmerman
Subject: Gates
Date: 02/04/1999
Mailing address (optional):

Query: My Fred E. Gates was supposedly born in Cherokee, KS on May 25, 1871. All I know is that his father was an M.C. Gates. If anyone can help me, I'd appreciate it.
Author: Millicent Helm McClure
Subject: JENKINS, D c.1887 b. Cherokee Co., KS
Date: 02/04/1999
Mailing address (optional):

Query: Searching for info on D. Jenkins who was born in Cherokee Co., KS c. 1887. Lived in the Midway, KS area and was a miner. Lost track of himelatives. Thanks
Author: Janice Hardie Mercer
Subject: Thomas Hardie
Date: 02/01/1999
Mailing address (optional):

Query: Thomas Hardie was born in Kilsyth, Scotland in 1857. He was the son of Robert Hardie and Elizabeth Morrison. Between 1891 and 1906 he imigrated to the Indian Territory to work in the lead mines. My grandfather visited him in 1906. I am at a deadend with Thomas Hardie.

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