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Queries Jan - Dec. 2004

Arner, BAKER, Brown, Burke, Carr, Casad, CATES, COLLINS, Cox, Dearing, Didlake, Gilbert, Greenwood (2), Hadley, HAMILTON, Harrigan, Hensley (2), Hesson, Horn, Hotel at 115 3rd St., Jamison, Kennedy, Kennon, KERR, KOCH, LAKE, McGEEHE, MINERD, Moore, Oehme, Page, Phleps, Pier, Rothgeb, Scepansky, Sears, Snell, Stuge, Sturges, SWOPE, TEBO, THIBAUT, Vincent, Walker, Watts, WRIGHT

Topic: Crawford Co., KS surname Snell
From: June Hines bunti8@msn.com
Date: Saturday, December 04, 2004 09:04 PM

Looking for Snell/Storie in Pittsburg Crawford Co, KS. Lois G Storie born abt 1924. Mother Gladys D. Snell Father Charles Edward (Bunt) Storie. Long lost sister. Thanks June Hines

Topic: KERR family
From: Doris Estabrooks granny@rockisland.com
Date: Thursday, November 11, 2004 10:46 PM

looking for any info on the KERR family from jasper co., mo. that migrated to kansas in the middle 1800s and on.
and changed their came to CARR. mostly settled in crawford co., ks. would appreciate any help.

From: Carol Brooks sbrooks@ckt.net
Date: Saturday, January 15, 2005 09:59 PM

http://www.rootsweb.com/~kscemete/crawford/crawford.htm I have done transcription on some Carrs but don't have the listing on my computer anymore.You might check these cemeteries

Topic: Rothgeb
From: Susan Keith suekeith@freeway.net
Date: Tuesday, October 19, 2004 09:55 AM

Looking for information on my Grandfathers family. He was born in 1907 in Chekopee, Baxter twp. Crawford Co., KS All I know is that is father was George Albert and mother was Leona Florence (Berry). I would be grateful for any information. I can be reached at suekeith@freeway.net.

Topic: Jamison Family
From: Cheri Powell paidvamp@earthlink.net
Date: Sunday, October 17, 2004 10:08 PM

I am looking for living family members of the Jamison family. My father was William Eugene Jamison. By speaking with my mother I have learned that he had a brother, David, and 2 sisters, Karen and Willia. I believe that Karen is the only one living. My Grandfather was William Ira Jamison and in doing research on him and my father I think I have come across Karen's married name. I believe it to be Cuendet. I am not sure, granted this is what I have pieced together through various bits of info I have found but am not sure of accuracy. Any info would be greatly appreciated!

Topic: Rebecca Page Obit
From: Anna Hutton-Page pwitch00@msn.com
Date: Wednesday, October 06, 2004 04:45 PM

Looking for the obit of one Rebecca Page she died Feb 22,1927 and was buried Walnut Cemetery along with her husband John Page who died July 12, 1885.


Anna Hutton-Page

Topic: Hesson
From: donna casey dandj@myexcel.com
Date: Tuesday, September 28, 2004 04:14 PM

Searching for information on Peter Hesson in Pittsburg, Crawford, Kansas

Topic: SWOPE
From: Melinda Brooksher postal@cox.net
Date: Monday, September 27, 2004 09:06 AM

Searching for information on the Swope's of Crawford County.

From: Melinda Brooksher postal@cox.net
Date: Monday, September 27, 2004 09:04 AM

Searching for any information on the Minerd's of Crawford County.

Topic: Information on Lucas Pier, Arma KS (circa 1911)
From: Allen Pier reapier202@aol.com
Date: Saturday, September 25, 2004 05:55 PM

I'm trying to find information about my grandfather, Lucas Pier, who was killed in a mining accident at the age of 27, in late 1911. He was listed as Luka Per on the Ellis Island ship registry of 1906, traveling to East Mineral, KS, to stay with a brother-in-law named Mosselt(?). I would like to know more about the circumstances surrounding his death, i.e., what coal company he worked for, which mine he died in, etc. I would also like to know if he had any next of kin in the area. My father, Frank Pier, is still living at 92, but does not know much about his father's kin.

Topic: The Didlake Family of Crawford Co., KS
From: Terri Mulliken Allen imacutegal@aol.com
Date: Sunday, September 19, 2004 10:32 PM

Is anybody researching the Didlake family? I would love to exchange info with you if you are.

Terri Mulliken Allen

Topic: Phleps and Casad
From: Leila Schutz leila726@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday, September 16, 2004 09:38 PM

I am looking for any information on my father and mother and their parents.

My father was C. Wayne Phelps or Charles Wayne Phelps. He was born in 1910 in Crawford, KS and later became judge of the city court in the late 1930's. I would like to know more about his career there. My mother was Patricia Phelps born Patricia Palmer. Her family was from Joplin, MO but her grandparents lived in Pittsburg and she spent much of her time there, eventually marrying my father there. They left Pittsburg during WWII because my father was doing war work and never returned there to live.

My grandmother, Orlena Casad then Orlena Palmer, was a school teacher before her marriage and I would like to learn more about that period in her life. I have one, very damaged photograph of her in her classroom with her students and I'd love to find more.

Orlena's father was Orla Casad. He was also a judge and seems to have had a distinguished career in the city. Any informaton anyone has about him, or photographs, would be greatly appreciated. His wife was Allie Babcock or Allie Casad. I'm looking for information about her too.

One of the Casad daughters stayed in Pittsburg until her death in the 1970's, her name was Ethel Larkin but she was commonly called Kicki (sp?). Again, any information would be most appreciated.

Thanks, Leila Schutz leila726@yahoo.com

Topic: Joseph Ellsworth Burke
From: Donetta Halsey donettalen@earthlink.net
Date: Monday, August 23, 2004 05:14 PM

I am looking for Joseph Ellsworth Burke - born in 1923. In 1943/4 was in Herrington, Kansas at the Herrington Army Air Field in the Army.

Topic: Danford/Danforth WRIGHT
From: gerald cholewinski gallenc55@yahoo.com
Date: Friday, August 20, 2004 01:22 PM

According to information received I believe that one Danford/Danforth WRIGHT died in about 1884 and is buried on Crawford County, Kansas.

In 1880 he was living in Lincoln Twonship and I believe he was living on homesteaded land.

Would like to find burial plot and headstone, if he has one and cemetery and also of where the farm was he was living on.

He was born ca. 1838 in New York and was living there in 1880 with two older sons at that time.

Any and all help would be appreciated.

Gerald Cholewinski

Topic: Cox family of Lincoln Twp.
From: Scott Kraus gabysdad97@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday, August 11, 2004 02:12 PM

COX - Thomas Cox (b. abt 1825, OH) and wife Elizabeth (probably Musgrave, b. abt 1825, VA) and a possible brother, Levi Cox (b. abt 1835, OH) appear in the 1880 census in Lincoln Twp., Crawford Co. Thomas had Emily/Emma (b. 1847, md. John Furnas -- my ancestors), John (b. abt 1850), Hulda (abt 1855, ?md. Andrew Linthicam), James (b. abt 1857), Nathan (b. abt 1860), Cora Bell (b. abt 1860), Lucy/Lucinda (b. abt 1866). Levi had (by two wives) George W. (b. abt 1856), Wm. R. J. (b. abt 1861), Martha M. and/or Monroe (b. abt 1861-2), James H. (b. abt 1867), Levi Franklin (b. abt 1870), and George (b. abt 1878). Thomas & Levi came from IN, and had lived in KS for several years before coming to Lincoln Twp. in the 1870s.

Looking for information on both families. I do not have ancestry for either, and do not know whom any of the children married other than Emma Jane, my ancestress.

Thank you. Scott Kraus

Topic: THIBAUT/TEBO family
From: Marsha Mott mdmott@sbcglobal.net
Date: Monday, August 09, 2004 09:49 PM

I'm seeking information for August THIBAUT, wife, Mary (APPLEMAN/APPELMAN) THIBAUT and children, Dave, Flora, Olive (Leva), Fernon and Anna.
August was a coal miner in and around Pittsburg ca. 1880-1905. He immigrated to the U.S. from the French-speaking part of Belgium (exact area, unknown). He also worked the mines in Bates Co. MO in the Rich Hill area where at least two of his children were born. After he and Mary divorced, ca. 1902-1903, he moved to Washington State where he remarried another Belgian immigrant, Eva and had a daughter, Maria Olive. (This was found in the 1910 WA census at Ravensdale.)
I would very much appreciate any information (no matter how small) to help me locate this family.

Topic: McGEEHE, CATES family
From: Linda Donnici cheygrama@aol.com
Date: Thursday, August 05, 2004 01:08 AM

I am interested in the families of McGEEHE and CATES families and others tied to these families,,, FORBES, PETERSON are a couple more.

Linda Donnici

Topic: Joseph Samuel 'Sam' Dearing d. 1923
From: Diana Caswell dcaswell211@hotmail.com
Date: Friday, July 30, 2004 05:17 PM

Looking for information on Joseph Samuel "Sam" Dearing and his wife: Martha Lucretia Lincomfelt.
Sam passed away 27 Nov 1923 in the area of Pittsburg. Does anyone have any info on his death or where he is buried? I am doing family research for a family member of Sam's and have very little on him at this time. Martha may have passed away in 1911/12, uncertain on the location.

Thank you,

From: Carol Brooks sbrooks@ckt.net
Date: Wednesday, August 04, 2004 08:27 PM

There is a Nance/Dearing Cemetery near my home.I have listed below the names and dates in it.Very good chance that some of Samuel's family are buried there.
Dearing,Bertha M.;d.10/18/1903, age 25
Dearing,J. W.;b. 8/18/1859,d.12/17/1891,**
Dearing,Nancy;b.1857,d.1936, w/o J.W.,**
Dearing,Lydia F.;b. 8/25/1869,d.11/20/1888, w/o J.H.
Dearing,Jonah;b. 5/13/1892,d.8/18/1892
This cemetery is about 15 miles north of Pittsburg near the now gone town of Drywood.
I will check other cemetery records and see if he or his wife are listed

Topic: Moore / Horn
From: Kim Moors kim_a_moors@aul.com
Date: Friday, July 30, 2004 11:22 AM

Sanford J. Moore and Thelma Horn (my grandparents) lived in Crawford county, city of cherokee in 1924 when my father was born. I am looking for any family lineage. My grandfather was a coal miner. They moved to Springfield, Illinois. I am not sure if either were from Kansas, or if they moved there for work.

Topic: Greenwood in Pittsburg, KS
From: Robert Greenwood badboyjeeper@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday, July 18, 2004 05:51 PM


My name is Frank Greenwood and this email is to the Friends and Family members residing in the Pittsburg area. I am researching the Greenwood family history and would like to add your stories about my grandparents Lawerance & Loma Greenwood. Please if you have any information you may email me at the following email addresses: badboyjeeper@yahoo.com or mizzkravitz@yahoo.com. I would appreciate a response. Thank you, Frank Greenwood

Topic: Hensley / Sturges Tombstone Transcription of Crawford Co.
From: Beryl Poteat berylsp1@cs.com
Date: Friday, July 16, 2004 08:59 AM

Does anyone have access to the Tombstone Transcriptions of Crawford Co. Kansas? I am looking for my gggrandfather James E. Hensley whom I believe is buried in Old Arcadia/Forest Hill Cem. His daughter Martha Sturges and her husband John H. Sturges are both buried there. James E. Hensley died about 1893 in Arcadia. Thank you for your help!

Topic: Lawerance & Loma Greenwood
From: Robert Greenwood badboyjeeper@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday, July 13, 2004 07:39 PM

I am seeking information on my grandparents Lawerance Greenwood and Loma Greenwood (maiden name unknown). Both passed away in 1992 and 1993. They had seven children five boys and two girls as listed below:
Robert Eugine Greenwood (my father)
Vernie Greenwood
Billy Greenwood
Raymond Greenwood
Michael Greenwood
Kathy Greenwood
Donna Greenwood

It was believed that they may have been part Native American (tribal affiliation unknown). My grandfather retired from McNally's KCS Division on Walnut St. in Pittsburg. My grandmother worked in the post office in Dodge City, KS..
Please if you have any information email me at the address listed.

Topic: Walker / WWII, Korean War home front in Parsons, Kansas
From: Margo Franz plan4yu@aol.com
Date: Sunday, July 11, 2004 01:19 PM

Researching Home Front info and my father Kenneth Walker who worked at Ordnance Plant for WWII and Korean War.

Topic: David L. Sears Sr.
From: Herman Sanders retired94578@comcast.net
Date: Saturday, July 10, 2004 04:27 PM

David L. Sears Sr. was my g-grandfather Who was born in Missouri (probably) and probably died in Crawford County KS abt 1918. I need a lookup for his death


Topic: Thomas Henry Carr
From: Doris Estabrooks granny@rockisland.com
Date: Thursday, July 01, 2004 08:00 PM

I am looking for any information on Thomas Henry Carr. I know he was born on 1/18/42 and he died 9/22/09 in Pittsburg, Kansas, and wasn't buried until 9/30/09. I am looking for information on the exact circumstances of his death and the location of his burial. I also know he was in the Civil War, but cannot find any information on whether or not he recieved a military pension. He was married to Mary Louise Hobbs and had 6 kids, John Henry, Robert Thomas, William Marion, Bessie Louise, Charles Edward, and Arthur Wesley. The kids and Mary Louise showed up on the 1900 Federal census, but can find no record of Thomas Henry. Any information at all would be appreciated, as I'm trying to find out what happened to my grandfather. Thank you.
- Doris Carr Estabrooks

Topic: BAKER Charles HAMILTON Martha (Nellie)
From: Keith Sullivan kbsulli@houston.rr.com
Date: Sunday, June 27, 2004 08:34 AM

I am looking for information on the parents of Charles Baker and Martha (Nellie) Hamilton (his brother, Leslie; he was b: 11/28/1872 in Indiana; she was b: 9/1/1876 in Kansas). Charles' parents were born in Indiana. Nellie's parents were born in Illinois. I do not know their first names.

From: Tami Dean deanteam1@earthlink.net
Date: Tuesday, September 28, 2004 01:56 PM

My Grt. Grt. Grandfather was Jacob Asbury Baker aka "Berry " Baker from Monroe County, Indiana. He settled in Smith County, Kansas. He had a Brother named Charles. If this could be yours then their Father's name was also Jacob A.Baker from Maryland. Charles Mother's name was Mary Ann Hite. They lived in Harrison County, Missouri before moving to Kansas. Blessings, Tami Baker Dean

Topic: Brown, Royal E.
From: bill bradley tetsujin@pacbell.net
Date: Friday, June 18, 2004 03:28 PM

I am looking for information on my grandfather Royal E. Brown.
He was born in Girard in 1894.
He had a sister Bernice and his mothers name may have been Margaret.
He married my grandmother Mary Westrup in the early '30s and moved to California.
He had/has a son Baxter from a previous marriage.

Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Topic: William H. COLLINS
From: Janice Williams gennutjkw@bigfoot.com
Date: Saturday, May 15, 2004 06:29 PM

Seeking information on William H. COLLINS who was the second husband of my great-great-grandmother, Pamelia Margaret TAYLOR WALKER. They married in Crawford Co. on 28 July 1876. The Marriage License identifies the groom as "William H. Collins of Baker Township aged 43 years"; and the bride is identified as "Permelia Walker of Baker Township aged 42 years". William died in Crawford Co. (prob. in Cherokee) before 24 Oct 1876, when the probate of his estate commenced.

Apparently, William was married prior to the marriage to Pamelia, as his probate papers include payment requests for medical care provided for 2-3 children. One probate document mentions seven (7) heirs; but the only name given in any of the documents is James E. COLLINS (a minor), who became the ward of Pamelia's son, Martin Franklin WALKER.

Crawford Co. Quit Claim Deed Records (Vol. G, p. 373) contains a deed for "Undivided Half (being dower) W. H. Collins Estate NE 1/2 22-30 25". Grantors were Panlina [sic] BUNCH & W. T. [sic] BUNCH, and Grantee was W. A. Black. (NOTE: Pamelia married William Penn BUNCH on 31 Oct 1878, place unknown. They lived and died in Wellsville, KS.)

No surviving family members knew of the marriage between William COLLINS and Pamelia until I found the probate papers and marriage record. If possible, we would like to locate descendants of William and his first wife, and learn more about the COLLINS family.


Topic: Arcadia Cem.-Hensley or Stuge
From: Beryl Poteat berylsp1@cs.com
Date: Thursday, May 06, 2004 10:47 PM

James E. Hensley moved with his family to Arcadia, Kansas about 1890. His daughter Mattie(Martha) Sturge died there in 1892. James E. Hensley also died in Arcadia when he fell off a hay wagon in the early 1890's. Is there an Arcadia Cem.? Does anyone have access to a listing of the Cem.?
Would also like to find what happened to Mattie's husband John H. Sturge and any of their children who survived. James E. Hensley's wife and children returned to Macoupin co. Illinois. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Topic: Anna or Sarah Ann (KOCH) LAKE
From: Gary Price gary.glen.price@charter.net
Date: Saturday, May 01, 2004 11:00 PM
Originally Posted 1-May-2004 22:46

I'm looking for information about Anna (KOCH) LAKE or Sarah Ann (KOCH) LAKE. She was probably the sister of Mr. Jesse Newton KOCH (1850Sep14-1933Mar04), who died and was buried in Wellston, Lincoln Co., OK. Below is information I've found thus far about Anna/Sarah Ann (KOCH) LAKE.

1893Mar24. Ms. Vista LAKE, reportedly born in MO on 24 March 1893, is said to have been the daughter of Mr. Albert Ross LAKE (b: abt. 1867 in MO) and Sarah Ann KOCH (b: abt. 1871 in Missouri). Ms. Vista LAKE is said to have married Mr. Ralph Franklin KENNETT (b. 19 Sep 1891 in Pittsburg, Crawford Co., KS). Their wedding reportedly took place on 31 May 1910 in Girard, Crawford Co., KS. Their children were:

1. Glenn Gilbert KENNETT b: 15 Aug 1911 in Pittsburg, Crawford Co., KS.
2. Walter Ross KENNETT b: 6 Aug 1914 in Pittsburg, Crawford Co., KS.
3. Joe Dale KENNETT b: 8 Sep 1917 in Pittsburg, Crawford Co., KS.
4. Melvin Albert Roy KENNETT b: 28 Jul 1926 in Pittsburg, Crawford Co., KS.

1930Apr11. Ohio-born widow Anna Lake (73, b. circa 1857) was residing with her Missouri-born, never-married son Roy Lake (43) in Baker Township, Crawford County, Kansas at the time of the 1930 U.S. Census (April 11, 1930, page 208, residence 755, family 767). Baker Township (37 degrees 24' 24" North; 094 degrees 40' 27" West) is located at the southeastern edge of Pittsburg, Crawford Co., KS. Anna's father was reportedly born in Pennsylvania; her mother, in Ohio. Roy's father, in Illinois; his mother (in accord with her report), Ohio. According to the record, Anna had been 18 years old when she first married. This record implies that Anna was born circa 1857 and was married circa 1875.

Date: Sunday, May 02, 2004 11:33 PM

I just found the following information. It seems likely that the "Sarah KOKE" described below in an 1860 census is the Anna/Sarah Ann (KOCH) LAKE who was living in Baker Township, Crawford Co., KS at the time of the 1930 census.

1860Jul25. The 1860 census of Union Township, Scioto County, OH, taken on July 25, 1860, listed the "KOKE" [Koch] household (Dwelling 957, Family 957). The six persons living in the household were: James Koke, Ohio-born white male, 29 years, farmer, real estate valued at $500 and personal estate valued at $200. Living with him were Pheba Koke, Ohio-born white female, 36 years; Jesse Koke [Jesse Koch], Ohio-born white male, 11 years, who had not attended school during the last year; James Koke, Ohio-born white male, 7 years, who had not attended school during the last year; Rebecca Koke, Ohio-born white female, 4 years old; and Sarah Koke, Ohio-born white female,1 year old (1860 Census, Ohio, Scioto County, Union Township, Portsmouth Post Office, Page No. 140, Dwelling 957, Family 957).

Topic: Scepansky
From: Mary Katharine Roff mkroff@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday, April 29, 2004 07:06 PM

I am General Joe Scepansky's daughter, Mary Katharine Roff, and will be going to Poland this summer. Am interested in information on my great grandparents, Mary and Thomas Szczepanski who lived in Pittsburg from about 1895 until their deaths. My grandparents are Joe Scepansky and Lillian Rae, married in Pittsburg. My dad was born there and attended Pittsburg U.

From: Stephen Herman seherman@applebees.com
Date: Thursday, October 07, 2004 04:23 PM

I remember a General Joe, and his wife who were great friends of my parents in Pittsburg, KS

Topic: Arner / Hotel at 115 3rd St., Pittsburg; 1900
From: Wendy Sandino ruki@tds.net
Date: Monday, April 26, 2004 11:25 AM

I recently found my ggg-grandmother Sarah Arner in the 1900 census. It says she was a hotel keeper at the above address. Also included in the census were her two grown daughters, a grown son, a servant and nine boarders. I had never heard that she managed a hotel. But the most interesting information were the names of two of those boarders. Her daughters went on to marry those two men.

Does anyone know anything about the hotel or boarding house at 115 3rd St.? Is it still there? Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Topic: Kennedy family
From: Susan Kennedy spk.grandma@att.net
Date: Thursday, April 22, 2004 10:11 AM

Searching for information on my husbands family who lived in Mulberry Kansas in the early 1900s. John William Kennedy was his grandfather and James was his dad. Looking for any information you can give.

From: Doris Estabrooks granny@rockisland.com
Date: Tuesday, November 23, 2004 11:13 PM

could your kennedy have been b. around 1842? my grandfather, thomas henry carr lived with a john kennedy in 1870. also, there was a john kennedy in mc donough co., il. there were kennedys in the quantrill raid, also.

From: Susan Kennedy spk.grandma@att.net
Date: Wednesday, November 24, 2004 11:25 AM

Our John William Kennedy was born in 1880.

Topic: Charles William Hadley
From: gayle mcleod gaylemcleod@bellsouth.net
Date: Saturday, April 10, 2004 07:42 AM

Info about Charles William Hadley b. 6 May 1850, Michigan; d. 4 Mar 1930 Gross, Kansas. Would like a copy of his obituary if anyone could help me. Also where he is buried.

Topic: Wm & Johanna Gilbert & James & Elizabeth Vincent
From: MaryJoy Hauk mjhauk@comcast.net
Date: Saturday, March 27, 2004 07:07 AM

This family was in Pittsburg abt. 1875-1910. Maggie Adams, grandaughter, was with them part of the time. I have a picture of Wm & Johanna's grave stone and wonder if her father George Hawke might also be buried there. He lived in Grant county WI but there is no death record there so am checking his daughters records to see if might be living with one of them at the time of his death. Also looking for marriage records for children of James & Elizabeth

Topic: Watts lived in Crawford Ks in 1910
From: Pauline Davis zoom@voltage.net
Date: Friday, March 19, 2004 03:19 PM

Squire Robert Watts and Annie Jane Hill lived in Crawford Co.Ks in and around 1910.His father WILLIAM HENRY ,about age 70 years lived with him.am hunting his death and burial place..can any one help me.
Thanks...My greatgrandfather.
Pauline Davis

Topic: Kennon family
From: Richard Kennon rskennon@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday, March 04, 2004 04:23 PM

I am looking for info on my grandfather Sidney B. Kennon and his parents Joseph C. Kennon and Sarah M. Kennon. They are listed in the 1870 census as living in Crawford Co.- Girard post office. Sidney is 1 year old and Joseph 28 , Sarah 20.

Topic: Oehme
From: Mary Murdock dalmar@pokynet.com
Date: Saturday, February 14, 2004 10:01 AM

I am searching for death records for Myrtle Murdock Evan Oehme and her husband Max Oehme, who are buried in Pittsburg, Ks. I have no further information and the lady who gave me this info is 89 years old and couldn't remember much. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks,

Topic: Harrigan - Pittsburg, KS
From: kathryn Lenzi userkatie4271@cs.com
Date: Saturday, January 17, 2004 09:38 PM

Looking for information on Harrigan family from Pittsburg, KS.

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