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Crawford County Kansas

Queries Jan - Dec. 2003

Aylward, Baker, Bosinio, Braidwood, Bruniau, Byrd, calkins, Clark (2), Clutter, Craig, Dernosick, Dernovsick, Draeger, DUREY, Forsbach, Grant Township?, Hardin, Henderson, Herter, Hobsons, Howey, Hudson, Isaacs, Jenkins, Jones, Karns, Kistler, Lasley, Loggins, Manley, Marsden, Mautz, Minerd, Morrow, Omeck, Page, Rethorst, Rodgers, Scott, Shoup, Slagle, Smith (2), St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Sweeney, Taylor, Wayland

Topic: Offa Jones
From: wanda ramsey wramsey1226@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday, December 24, 2003 07:14 AM

I am looking for information about Offa Jones and His mothers family Lelia Davis and her mother Sarah Alice Narramore

Topic: Clark
From: Wayne Bates batescaw@carolina.rr.com
Date: Tuesday, December 23, 2003 11:35 PM

Walter Clark may have had a brother Hollie
b. Girard about 1887

Topic: Dernosick/Dernovsick family
From: Eugenia Fee Dernosek genafee@msn.com
Date: Tuesday, December 23, 2003 05:59 AM

Family of Dernovsick (?) came to America 1902, I was told lived in Mineral Cherokee County, area before moving to Crawford Co. Names: Martin, Johnna, Frank (Franz) Anyone know how I could find information on this. He worked as a coal miner.

Topic: Byrd Family
From: ron byrd rcbdlb@charter.net
Date: Thursday, December 04, 2003 09:45 PM

My name is Ron Byrd and live in Madison WI. I'm trying to find out more about Edith Mae and Corky Byrd. Corky has passed away and had lived in Pittsburg area.
Thanks for your help

Topic: Where is Grant Township?
From: Judi Rill jrill1@earthlink.net
Date: Wednesday, December 03, 2003 02:27 AM

Can someone please tell me where Grant Township is located in Crawford County? I've located my great grandparents in the census on a farm in that township.

Topic: Harriet Kistler
From: Judi Rill jrill1@earthlink.net
Date: Sunday, November 23, 2003 04:01 PM

Looking for information about Harriet Kistler from the Pittsburg area. May be related to Wood, Buckles, and/or Locke surnames. Have a picture of Harriet as a child (about 8 yrs old) from Rembrant Studio, Pittsburg, from around 1910s to 1920s.

Topic: henderson,calkins,mautz surnames
From: Susie Scheerschmidt rschee5207@aol.com
Date: Saturday, November 22, 2003 09:42 PM


searching for parents of JEFFERSON HENDERSON B. 1859 MARRIED FLORA CALKINS in crawford co. march 8, 1881
he died 1918 and is buried in girard cemetery. had 8 children.

also searching for family wife, other children for

JEROME CALKINS ( flora calkins father) b. may 1820 d. sept 9, 1880 buried girard cemetery .

also searching

searching for family of GOTFRIED ( FRANK ) MAUTZ . came to america in 1902. filed declaration of intent to become citizen 1926 in crawford co,kansas


Topic: DUREY
From: Melinda Brooksher postal@cox.net
Date: Monday, November 03, 2003 03:25 PM

Looking for info on Abdon Durey who came from France in 1887. Married Alice? who came from England in 1883.
Also info on his son Abdon Durey who married Mary Kennedy.
1930 Census list son Joseph 7
Lived in Scammon Kansas and Pittsburg Kansas

Some may remember Abby Durey Furniture Store in Pittsburg, Ks. And info appreciated.

Topic: St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery
From: Marsha Mott mdmott@sbcglobal.net
Date: Monday, November 03, 2003 11:27 AM

From a death certificate for Mary Ledin, who died in Pittsuburg, KS, I found that her place of burial was to be St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, in Pittsburg, however, I can't find any reference to it's existence today. Is there such a cemetery and if so, where is it located? It would have to be in the Pittsburg area.

From: Carol Brooks sbrooks@ckt.net
Date: Wednesday, November 05, 2003 10:55 PM

I believe it is a part of Highland Park Cemetery in Pittsburg.May be listed as that.Highland Park is three cemeteries in one it also includes Hobson Cemetery

From: Marsha Mott mdmott@sbcglobal.net
Date: Thursday, November 06, 2003 10:08 AM

Thank you. That clears up the confusion! I appreciate it!

Topic: Smith, Howey, Hudson,Draeger
From: Sherry Gilbert sdg_222@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday, October 21, 2003 02:13 PM

Looking for information on The Samuel Benton Smith family. They moved to Crawford County about 1889. Samuel Benton Smith and wife Lucy Margaret Bridges Smith had the following children:
Charlie Smith, Dora Smith Howey, Tom Smith, Jim Smith, Effie Smith Hudson, Claude Smith, Beecher Smith, Clarence Smith, Nellie Smith Draeger. I would appreciate any and all information.

Topic: Pittsburg Smith Family Roots
From: Harry Smith hbsmith@aol.com
Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2003 04:48 PM

Topic: John Page
From: Anna Hutton-Page pwitch00@msn.com
Date: Tuesday, September 16, 2003 02:39 PM

Searching for information on the following family. John R Page located in Walnut Crawford County Kansas census for 1880, his wife was Rebecca and there family was large they came from either Ohio or Illinois to Kansas. need any information on the family.

Thanks Anna Hutton-Page

Topic: Clutter
From: Jean Moore jwmoore@ruralnet.org
Date: Thursday, September 11, 2003 05:55 PM

I am looking for info on Harvey Clutter & Sarah Malone Clutter. Their know children were: Newton J. born 1885, George M. born 1858, Henry born 1865, Addie born 1866, Virginia born 1869, Francis born 1853. This family was in Crawford, Ks. in the 1880 census. Some of the children were born in VA (WV) & Mo.

From: Duane Carpenter duaneandbettyc@aol.com
Date: Saturday, August 16, 2003 04:35 PM


Topic: Loggins family
From: lory mcgranahan lmc776@aol.com
Date: Friday, August 08, 2003 04:28 PM

Looking for an obit on a Myron Loggins-Dec 2,1922.

From: Dave Goldy dgoldy@ix.netcom.com
Date: Monday, August 11, 2003 05:20 PM


The Kansas State Historical Society has microfilms of the newspapers available for interlibrary loan to your local library or Family History Center. Here is the link to their newspaper search page, just enter the county name and 1922 for start and end years. The results page will list all papers published in the county that year. I also suggest you take a look at their ILL policies from the link on the search page.


Good luck

Dave Goldy
Overland Park, KS

Topic: Bosinio
From: Vicki Sullivan rvsullne@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday, July 20, 2003 10:44 AM

I am looking for anyone who remembers the Bosinios who lived in Pittsburg, Arma, Weir and Chicopee over their lifetimes. Charles Bosinio was an immigrant for Corio, Italy. He married Mary Macary in Chicopee, Ks. They lived in Weir City, then Chicopee, Pittsburg and finally Arma where they made their home. They had six children: Louis C, Lucy, Fred, Jessie, and Ida and Emilia who died as young children. Charles died in 1956 and Mary in I believe 1962. Vicki Sullivan
Granddaughter of Louis C. Bosinio

Topic: Hobsons in Kansas
From: barbara eirich wb-eirich@mo-net.com
Date: Tuesday, July 15, 2003 07:16 PM

Hobsons in Kansas settling in Iowa City on Cow Creek in mid 1860's. Any information on John Hobson 1807-1870, his son George Hobson or daughter Rebecca 1861-1928? wb-eirich@mo-net.com

From: Carol Brooks sbrooks@ckt.net
Date: Friday, October 10, 2003 01:17 PM

I have a newspaper from 1976 that has a lot of information on the Hobson family.Will see if I can get it scanned and can email it to you.Please let me know if you would like it.

Topic: SCOTT/MORROW marriage
From: JoAnn Nyce jnyce@281.com
Date: Tuesday, July 08, 2003 09:17 AM

I am trying to find a marriage date on CHARLES WALTER SCOTT b.4-4-1890 Rolla,MO and JULIA EMALINE MORROW b.7-15-1892 (?).Children:
1. Cecil R.Scott b.March 4,1915 ,Pittsburg,KS
2. Mildred Ruth Scott b. April 15,1918 ,Pittsburg,S
Thanking anyone in advance for your kindness.

Topic: Jack Manley
From: sandy meacham rsmeacham@comcast.net
Date: Monday, July 07, 2003 08:38 PM

Looking for information on Jack Manley, supposedly born in Girard, Kansas, married Esther Phillips in 1900 and had a daughter, Olive in 1901. Any information on Jack or Olive would be appreciated.

From: Melinda Brooksher postal@cox.net
Date: Monday, June 30, 2003 09:03 PM

Searching for descendents of Samaul& Rebecca (Smalley) Minerd. Surnames associated with this MINERD line are.....Highsmith...Wilscam..Wolfe...Holcomb....Helms...Turley...Whitney...Shelton...contact postal@cox.net

Topic: Braidwood in 1900 Crawford Co., Ks. census
From: kyle spicer tos@engr.uark.edu
Date: Saturday, June 28, 2003 05:07 PM

I am looking for a Richard MARSDEN living in the household of Robert B. Braidwood in this census. Any info would be appreciated. Thank you. Kyle Tutwiler Spicer

Topic: Marsden 1900 Crawford Co., Ks. census
From: kyle spicer tos@engr.uark.edu
Date: Friday, June 27, 2003 10:15 AM

Does anyone have access to this census?? I am looking for a Richard MARSDEN and family that lived in this county in 1900. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. Kyle Tutwiler Spicer

Topic: A. Henry Forsbach & Emelie Minnie (Herter) Forsbac
From: Jack Forsbach jack_forsbach@bigfoot.com
Date: Saturday, June 14, 2003 03:22 PM

Seeking any information on the family of A. Henry Forsbach and his wife, Emelie Minnie (Herter) Forsbach. Enumerated in the June 1895 Kansas Board of Agriculture Survey showing a residence in Midway, Washington Township, Crawford County, KS. Believe Henry Forsbach worked in the coal mines. One son shown in the survey was 6 month old, Joseph. Believe an earlier child had died at birth. Would greatly appreciate any information regarding Henry Forsbach, his wife and family.

Topic: Roy P. Taylor/1920 Pittsburgh City
From: Patsy Giffin patgiffin@aol.com
Date: Saturday, June 14, 2003 11:34 AM

Am searching for any info on Roy P. Taylor and wife Atta and son Donald listed in 1920 Fed. Census for Pittsburg City. He was an insurance salesman in Pittsburg City in 1920. By 1930 he was living in Wichita with a new wife. Did Atta die? Any help would be appreciated. He was born in Missouri. P. Giffin

Topic: Clark
From: Wayne Bates batescaw@carolina.rr.com
Date: Saturday, April 26, 2003 08:21 PM

Walter Clark may have had a brother Hollie
b. Girard about 1887

Topic: Baker and Lasley
From: Jean Nelson jean.nelson@verizon.net
Date: Monday, April 21, 2003 11:03 AM

Looking for any information on J.G.Baker and Sarah Lasley who were married in Crawford Co...19 Aug.1885 in Cherokee..
they went to Montclair,Colorado (near Denver)and in 1895 they both disappeared....they had twin daughters born 4 Sep.1895 which were placed in a Denver Orphanage...no information has been located on what happened to J.G. and Sarah..... Does anyone in Kansas know about their families and what happened to them....? Any information appreciated.
Please contact Jean Nelson at jean.nelson@verizon.net
Thank you...

Topic: Joseph Omeck
From: Linda Shanks shankslnds@aol.com
Date: Saturday, April 19, 2003 10:30 PM

I'm searching for relatives of my dad, Stanley Planker. His parents were Joseph Omeck and Matilda Crouch. My dad was adopted by his aunt and took the Planker name. He was born in West Mineral. When he applied for his ssn his parents were listed as Joseph Planker and Matilda Yanko. I know he had a brother Joe Omeck and a sister Sophie. (I think Joe has a daughter in Pittsburgh) He also talked of a sister named Fannie. This is all I know about my father's family. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Topic: Wayland/Looking for obits in Girard
From: Rosetta Wiley bwiley@lakefield.net
Date: Wednesday, April 02, 2003 11:31 PM

Looking for a obituary lookup for Edna Wayland who passed away March 1973 and Walter Wayland who passed away March 1980. Any help would be greatly appreciated

Topic: Cemetery Lookup HARDIN
From: Mary Graff graffiti@ysa.attmil.ne.jp
Date: Tuesday, March 25, 2003 02:23 AM

I'm searching for any information on the death or burial location of Zachary T. Hardin b. abt 1847 d. abt. 1823 and his wife Rachel A. Hardin b. abt. 1859 d. after 1930. In 1920 they were living in Walnut Twp, Hepler, and in 1930 Rachel was living in Sherman Twp, Hepler. I'd appreciate the smallest amount of information. Thanks, Mary

Topic: Belle W. Slagle and James D. Rodgers
From: Lyla Romero ptssts43@msn.com
Date: Friday, March 21, 2003 03:30 PM

I am trying to locate information about my great-grandparents. The lived in Pittsburgh,Kansas in the 1920's. They had three daughters named Ethel Cora, Ruby Helen, and Florence. They are bother buried in the Akron,Kansas cemetery but have no markers. Thank you, Lyla Hall-Romero

Topic: Rethorst/grandparent search
From: Michael Dickson papamikey@msn.com
Date: Thursday, March 06, 2003 09:45 PM

looking for info on my grandfather. His name is John Rethorst, he died in Nov. 1972. I believe he was living in Pittsburg when he died. I was born in Pittsburg myself in 1943. Thanks for any info that anyone can let me have. Michael Dickson

Topic: Isaacs Family
From: Melissa Mailander doncur@cox.net
Date: Saturday, February 22, 2003 08:42 PM

I am looking for the descendants of Elias D. (b. 1879) and Dolly M. Isaacs (b. 1881)of Pittsburg KS (1920 and 1930 census). They had children Robert O. (born 1908), Helen M. (born 1910) and Ruth B. (born 1913). He was a railroad fireman. Elias was the son of George Washington(b. 1848) and Matilda Owens (b. 1850), both born in Indiana, and died in McCune, Crawford Co. in 1899. There other children included: Fannie J. (Reedy) born 1872, Oliver P. born 1875, Jeanett born 1877, George born 1884. There may be other children born to George and Matilda yet to be identified. Young George died in 1909 in McCune at age 24. Any information on this entire family would be greatly appreciated.

Topic: Hugh Patrick Sweeney buried in Pittsburg, KS ?
From: Elaine Alarico ealarico@yahoo.com
Date: Monday, February 10, 2003 07:30 AM

I am trying to find any info on Hugh Patrick Sweeney who homesteaded in McCracken, KS (by Hays) but decided he disliked farming and worked as a miner in Scranton, KS. He was born in Scotland on March 1857 & died in Scranton, KS on December 05, 1905 in mining accident - he is supposedly buried in Pittsburg, KS.

He immigrated from Scotland in 1878. He was married to Mary Murphy on April 27, 1882 in Scranton, Kansas and they had 7 children.

I am trying to verify he is buried in Pittsburg, KS but I dont know what cemetery. Also I wonder why he would be buried there since his wife and children lived in McCracken, KS unless he was separated from his wife (or god forbid) he was a Catholic that was divorced?

Please help!

Thank you!
Elaine Sweeney-Alarico

Topic: Karns family in 1910
From: Margaret Paxton mlpaxton@rmci.net
Date: Thursday, February 06, 2003 12:36 PM

I am interested in information on the Karns family.
Two brothers, Albert and Hiram, moved to Crawford County
from Pennsylvania in the 1890s. They were joined by their
brother, Alvah, in 1903. Alvah's son Harry graduated
from high school in Girard in 1906, I am told.

Thanks, Margaret

Topic: Winfield & Meady Aylward
From: Joanne Aylward aylward2@nemr.net
Date: Sunday, February 02, 2003 06:27 PM

Seeking any information on Winfield and Meady Aylward. They were in the 1880 US Census in Benton Twp., Crawford Co. He was b. MO in 1853, she was b. IL ca. 1861. I lose them after 1880. Any information welcome. Thanks.

Topic: craig/shoup
From: Christene Peterson jcpeterson@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday, January 28, 2003 04:48 PM

looking for grave of James Benjamin Criag b 18 Mar 1839 d 12 Jan 1916 in Pittsburg also anna barbara shoup b 30 Jun 1845 d 14 Feb 1916 in Pittsburg

Possibly in Mt. Olive cemetary?

Topic: Leon Bruniau
From: Suzanne Ferris suzy@insightbb.com
Date: Monday, January 27, 2003 02:32 PM

I am looking for anyone who can provide me with information regarding my grandfather Leon Bruniau. I believe he had several children whose names may be Mathiau, Frank, and Mary. (These children would have been born around 1910 to 1920) Leon was born around 1886 and died in 1972 in Arma where I believe he lived most of his adult life. If you have any information please contact me at suzy@insightbb.com. Thank you. Suzanne Ferris

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