am looking for Daniel LUTZ, born c 1828, OH or PA, and wife,
Mary, who were listed as living in Cawker City, KS, on the
1880 Census. I am looking for any information that may be
available on where he went, did they have children, etc.
Daniel LUTZ was the son of Abraham LUTZ, who died c 1855 in
Stark Co., OH.
for any info on J.M. HADDOCK Jr., dealer in livestock in
Mitchell and Cloud counties, 1890's. Was he married to Hattie
REMELY? Can anyone help?
/ KITTEL / ROMINGER / GODDING / LOGAN
for descendents of the children of Jay G. FRENCH who moved to
Jewell Co., KS in 1886. Ellen Eliza FRENCH m. George KITTEL in
1889, Modoc, Scott Co., KS. Their children were: Minnie KITTEL,
who married Fredrick Leroy ROMINGER, Mitchell Co.; Clara
KITTEL who married George ROMINGER; Jay G. Alfred KITTEL who
married #2 Jesse HOWE, 1897; Ruby HOWE m. Guy ROMINGER; Irvine
Leroy HOWE m. Kathrine LOWES; Mary Ann FRENCH m. Isaac HOWE,
1899 in Mitchell Co., KS and they had Bernice HOWE m. Roy
GODDING in Mitchell Co. and Ruth HOWE m. Robert LOGAN.
/ PRIME / BRUNDAGE / BOWSER / PARRY / BERRY
contacts with others researching LANGELY, PRIME, BRUNDAGE,
BOWSER, PARRY and BERRY families in Mitchell County.
trying to find the ancestors of George W. ANDERSON of Mitchell
Co. He lived in Beloit around 1870. His wife's name was Nancy
HAWKS. His son, Bert W. ANDERSON, was born Feb. 28, 1874 and
moved to Iowa.
seeking info on a Herman and Elizabeth (BEICKE) GRAVES. Herman
died in Beloit, Mitchell Co., KS in 1897. What happened to
Elizabeth? Any info would be greatly appreciated.
/ PRINE / PRUYN
information on Albert (or Alfred) PRIME, who possibly lived in
Ellis Co. in the 1870s. He later lived in Mitchell County.
Seeking ties with anyone researching PRIME, PRINE or PRUYN
/ KUGLIN / ZIBELL / FERNKOPH / HOCHULI
working on a family tree of the Henry JACOBS family which
includes the following relations: the Herman Fredric KUGLIN
family, the Fredrick ZIBELL family, the Michael Carl FERNKOPH
family, and the Jacob HOCHULI family, all of Holton, Jackson
Co., Kansas. All of these families had their roots in the old
Prussia and immigrated to Glen Elder, Mitchell Co., KS in the
1870s. Would appreciate hearing from anyone who can provide
information and addresses of relatives I can contact for
seeking information on the death of a Mary G. FREIHAGE. In the
1880 Fed. census, she and her family lived in Beloit,
Mitchell, KS. They left about 1890 and came to Washington
state but Mary FREIHAGE was not with them. Also, any
information about any of her five children born in the same
city would be helpful. Her husband's name was John C. FREIHAGE.
Mary FREIHAGE's maiden name was KRONE?
/ HOCKETT / DARLING / FRANK / HYMAN / OLSON / HENSON
contact me if you are researching any of these names.
for info from Mitchell County about the WATSON family of the
late 1800's. Frank WATSON, b. 1849, Laura WATSON, b. 1878 or
ZED HOWSE. All from the city of Simpson.
for any information about the HILL family who lived in Beloit
in the early part of this century, until at least the 1930's.
The father's name was Daniel and he had at least three sons
that I know of. Their names were Arthur, Roy and Ray. Thank
interested in any history concerning the surname MINDRUP inthe
counties of Norton (primary one), Sheridan, decatur, Graham,
Phillips, and Rooks, Smith, and Mitchell.
/ TORRENCE / HAWES
looking for relatives of James Homer MITCHELL. I can identify
Clarence MITCHELL, Willie MITCHELL (who was blind), and
Charles Ellis MITCHELL as two of his sons. James was my great
grandfather and Charles my grandfather. Charles married Julia
Frances "Fannie" TORRENCE. From that union came
Charles Alton, James Homer, Lorraine, Alvina, Earl and one
other daughter. I am Charles Alton MITCHELL's son. Also in the
family history are the names Julia Francis TORRENCE, Charles
TORRENCE, Isabel or Isablle TORRENCE, Peter and Julies HAWES.
/ SCANLAND / ZEIGLER
find information and ancestry for William A. YOUNG and wife,
Minnie Bell SCANLAND. YOUNG from farm near Beloit. They had 8
children: Willis Scanland YOUNG, George Ashley YOUNG,
Genevieve YOUNG, Ted YOUNG, Cecil YOUNG, Lolita YOUNG, Leora
YOUNG, 1 dead infant. Moved to area in 1873? William,
1862-1936, had sistem Emma Young ZEIGLER. Minnie, 1872-1952,
had father, Granville SCANLAND and siblings, Dick, Jack,
Leona. Please help me find my ancestors. SCANLANDs from Mt.
Sterling, IL. Most buried in Elmwood Cemetery in Beloit, KS.
for John ENDRES and Margaret KARLS of Mitchell and Obsorne
counties. Known to be in Osborne Co. in 1880 census and in
Mitchell Co. 1900, 1910, 1920 census. Know children: Eliz,
Susan, Margaret, Charles, Mary, Kate, John, Theodore, Annie.
Looking for info on this family, burial places, marriages,
for information regarding SMYTH, Thomas b. May 29, 1840,
Harwich Twp., Kent Co., Ontario, Canada. Moved to Beloit, KS,
area. He was married to WILSON, Mariah, had sons: Thomas,
James and John. Thomas SMYTH d. ca 1915 in Beloit, area. He
was a farmer and may have owned a farm in either Mitchell,
Osborne, Cloud, Republic, Jewell or Smith counties, but was
near Beloit, KS.
/ WEBB / HUNDELSON / FANSLER
MORTON and Lydia WEBB, living in Jewell Co. about 1879-80, had
a daughter, Rose MORTON, born in Mankato, 1879. Other families
believed to be in the area include: William HUDELSON,
Fessenden HUDELSON, Austin and Martha FANSLER. Would
appreciate any information on these families. Will gladly
share descendent information.
/ BENSON / MONASMITH / DUVALL / FERGUSON
for any information on the surnames of McKIM, BENSON,
MONASMITH, DUVALL and FERGUSON located in
Mitchell/Jewell/Cloud counties. Any info would be greatly
appreciated. I would also be willing to share what I have thus
information about Louis and Mary (PICKLES) SCHOFIELD born in
Nova Scotia. Moved to Mitchell Co., KS about 1880 with six
children: Estella, Elmer, Florence, Lenerit, William, and
/ STOLTZ / STOLZ / STULTZ / STALTZ
Andrew Moses MISEL, Methodist minister, born Noble Co., OH,
1861. Accepted appointment to Northwest Kansas Conference
1911. Served 1911-1912 at Formosa (Jewell Co.), 1913-1914 at
Munden (Republic Co.), 1915 Otego (Jewell Co.), 1916
Scottsville (Mitchell Co.), 1917 Republic (Republic Co.).
According to Methodist archives, retired 1918 with address of
Ottawa, Franklin Co. Methodist archives indicate he died in
Kansas in 1947 but this conflicts with family
"memories." Looking for any information on Andrew's
life in Kansas including verification of place of death and
last resting palce. Also, information on wife, Anna J., born
ca 1860, daughters Mary L., b. April 1891 Washington Co., Ohio
and Ruth, b. July 1893 either Washington Co. or Geauga Co.,
Ohio. Ruth believed to have married a STOLTZ (STOLZ, STULTZ,
STALTZ) possibley in Ohio, possibly Kansas.
RICHARDSON, b. about 1841, was reported to be living at Glen
Elder, Mitchell Co., KS in November 1887 when his father,
Thomas RICHARDSON, died in Illinois. Does anyone know what
happened to Ebenezer RICHARDSON? I believe Ebenezer was
married to a Mary E. When the 1900 census was taken, Ebenezer
RICHARDSON and his family were living in Walnut Creek Twp,
Mitchell Co., KS. Ebenezer's children were as follows: Emmit
D., Russell W., Zerelda E.
/ CALKINS / HATHAWAY / RHOADES
info on Margaret (RHOADES) BATDORF, widow of John BATDORF. She
married Adelbert HATHAWAY in Beloit Nov. 3, 1878. Margaret
left Beloit in 1899 for Oregon. Would apprecaite info on any
BATDORFs int he area in the 1800's. Edmund (Edward) and Ida
May CALKINS were married in Beloit on Dec. 23, 1882. Any info
on them? Will share any BATDORF info.
/ IRISH / PHOADES
information on the William Deffinbaugh family. William married
to Elizabeth PHOADES. Had children: Robert, Ezra, Mary J.
(married to Earl IRISH), Eliza Ann (married to Perry IRISH),
Detta, and Bertha. I believe William led wagon trains to
Oregon in the late 1800's-early 1900's. He was at one time
appointed guardian of Margaret BATDORF's 6 children. Will
share DEFFINBAUGH information.
info on William F. SHELDON who lived in Cawker City, Mitchell
Co., 1868-1880. His daughter, Alice F. SHELDON married George
searching for information regarding my gg grandparents, John
Thomas McCRACKEN and Olive WILLFORD. According to my
grandmother, they settled in Cloud County, Kansas in 1870
where they lived for approximately 15 years. They also lived
in the southern part of Mitchell County for a number of years.
They retired to Beloit, where John Thomas died on Feb. 11,
1904. I believe that he may be buried at the Elmwood Cemetery
in Beloit. Apparently, John Thomas was a member of the Beloit
Post, No. 147, of the Grand Army of the Republic and Olive was
a member of the Livermore Circle of the DAR. I am also
searching for information regarding their son, Roy Francis
McCRACKEN, who was born in Mitchell County on July 17, 1887 or
1888. All preceeding information was contained in handwritten
notes which my grandmother received from one of her great
aunts in the late 1960's. Unfortunately, any documentation
which may have supported this information has long since
vnaished. Any assistance with this query will be greatly
/ SEARS /CAMPBELL
Due to Length, this query has been edited.
Looking for information on Abraham SEARS and spouse, Mary
(CAMPBELL) SEARS. Settled in Hays Twp., Mitchell County, KS
between 1876 and 1880. Listed in 1880 Fed. Census with
children: John, Sarah M., and Samuel. Family also found on
1895 Kansas State Census in Hayes. Members of Reorganized LDS
searching for information of the possible burial site of
Truman Lansing POOLER and Sarah Ann POOLER. Truman died April
16, 1893 in Beloit, KS and Sarah died August 12, 1913 in
looking for information on Jesse HORN, b. January 1881 in Hill
City, Graham County, KS. Father's name was John Walter HORN
and he purchased property in Norton County and Mitchell County
in 1887. Anyone out there have any informationon the HORN
family please e-mail me.
searching for any inforation on the BRANTON family that lived
in Mitchell County in the late 1800's. Thomas BRANTON was born
March 26, 1845 in England and died January 11, 1907 in Durham,
Marion Co., KS. Wife: Josephine RUSSELL, born Sept. 15, 1847
in England, died Sept. 18, 1934 in Durham, Marion County, KS.
Known to have had 17 children, one of whom is my grandfather,
Elmer Floyd BRANTON, who was born January 12, 1889 in Mitchell
County, KS. He died May 5, 1963 in Salina, Saline Co., KS.
There was also a daughter, Anna BRANTON, and sons, Clyde and
for relatives or information on Eva FOSTER-DICKSON, born abt.
1911 in Mitchell Co., KS? Unknown parents. She married
Elsworth M. DICKSON (parents: John A. and Ella M. DICKSON) in
Cawker City, Mitchell Co., KS around 1931. Moved in 1936, or
shortly after, with Elsworth to Washington or, more likely,
Deschutes Co., Oregon. Together they had 3 children: Everett
(Buddy), Elsie, Ernest Marion (1941-1982, my father). She
departed Deschutes Co., OR in Nov. 1941? by train?, unknown
destination. She was divorsed from Elsworth after 1941. I have
been told she had remarried (a mill worker), had more
children, and lived somewhere (coastal?) in Washington state.
Today, Eva FOSTER would be in her mid-80's. Time is working
against me and I'm beginning to wonder if she ever existed
(:-)joke). If you think you have any informationthat might
help in my search, please let me know! Thank you for your
time! Eva's loving granddaughter.
Addison MANN married Cora QUAKENBUSH in Beloit, Mitchell
County, KS in 1893. I have a lot of information on Cora, but I
have almost no information on Elias. The information I do have
is that he had two brothers, Anson and George MANN, who both,
presumably, lived in western or central Kansas, maybe in
Simpson, Mitchell County, KS. Any help in finding these
brothers or the parents of the three would be greatly
looking for information as to the relationship of Frank A.
LUTZ to Mary S. LUTZ. Both were residents of Beloit, Mitchell
County, Kansas. He was an attorney. He graduated from the
University of Kansas in 1893 and died in 1940. Her death date
or virtually anything about her is unknown. She honored him in
a gift to the University of Kansas, School of Law, at the time
of her death but no information was gathered at that time.
for information on the surname of HATCHER. Specifically, Edith
Dean HATCHER and her parents. Would have lived in Beloit
around the 1900-1915 period. She married a Millard Oren
JACKSON and they moved to the Tasco area in Sheridan County
/ MAPES / MAPE / LEWIS
husband's ggrandfather, John COURSON, moved back and forth to
Kansas 4-5 times. He was born March 1853 in Tipton County, IN
and died Feb. 12, 1911 in Abington, Knox County, IL. He and
his wife (name either Matilda or Mary-children's death
certificates give 2 first names) had 2 daughters: Matilda and
Mary MAPE (or MAPES), born in New York.
looking for information on Cecile STARR. Possibly born in 1888
in Exeter, Fillmore County, NE, married to Walter GAMBLE, died
on March 12, 1922 in Riverton, WY. Info that I am seeking:
middle name, date of birth, when & where married,
husband's middle name.
/ RUEGSEGGAR / RESSEGER
grandfather was married in Beloit, KS, on Dec. 8, 1893. His
name was louis Daniel NIELSEN and his wife was Ida RUEGSEGGAR
or RESSEGER. At some point, her surname was shortened to
RESSEGER. I know they lived in Mitchell County for about 6 or
7 years after they were married. They then moved on to Grayson
County, TX. Any information would be most helpful. Thanks.
for information on the following people: Louisa WEBER, Jacob
WEBER, Rosina WEBER, Louisa SHUTT, Will R. SHUTT.
/ BUNCH / LAWSON / LONG / PEARSON /BRANTNER
looking for information concerning the BUNCHes and DRURYs of
Mitchell County, KS. Micajah BUNCH and Almeda Jane BRANTNER
homesteaded in Mitchell County in 1880. Their children were:
Jesse Franklin, George, Henry, Joseph Sydney, John Weslyn, and
Edna. Edna married Fred LAWSON and stayed in Beloit. Jesse and
Henry married sisters, Ida Vastie and Daisy Olive DRURY
(parents were James Monroe DRURY and Artamesa Jane PEARSON who
settled in Mitchell County before 1900). Joseph and John
married sisters, Margaret Ellen and Catherine Agnes SANGSTER.
Other children of James and Artamesa DRURY were: Sarah Belle
LONG, Charlotte, Dote, Isaac, Charles and James. Any help will
/ KEIM / HOSLER
researching the names COFFMAN, KEIM and HOSLER. In 1890,
William Hicky COFFMAN, Eliza Jane (COFFMAN) KEIM, Marrietta
Ann (COFFMAN) HOSLER and Henry Ivan COFFMAN (my ancestor) were
living in Mitchell County having settled near the Jewell
County border in 1871. I have most of the descendants of Henry
I. COFFMAN, but that is all. Any information on any of the
others, or their descendants, would be greatly appreciated.
Elizabeth Caroline DUNCAN, born May 4, 1876 in Dogtown, KS.
Others born in Mitchell County, so maybe Dogtown is in
Mitchell Co. Thank you so much, Inez Burns
for information on Harry BAKER and his wife, Lany Belle (OWEN)
BAKER. Thanks for any help you can provide.
/ HUMPHREY / CUMMINGS / CAMERON / SHANK / JOHNSON / KERN /
GROUT / RAMSEY /VAN PELT / RANKIN / SHORE / STATES / BULLARD /
information on: Martha Ann "Mattie" HALL, born Nov.
29, 1846 in Harrisburg, Dauphine Co., PA, died Dec. 1911 and
Archibald Glenn HUMPHREY (aka "A. Glenn, A.G. HUMPHREY),
born July 6, 1852, New Castle, Lawrence (the Mercer) Co., PA,
d. Sept. 3, 1931, Burns, Laramie Co., WY. They were married on
Dec. 30, 1875, Beloit, Mitchell Co., KS. Children: Ethel
(1878-1919, m. Chas. Everett CUMMINGS); Tomas Merrill
(1879-1926, m. Gertrude Elmma C. KERN); George Wesley
(1881-1955, m. Hazel GROUT); Margaret Narcissia (1884-1954, m.
Ray "Lynn" CAMERON); Maud(e) (1886-?, m. #1 John
SHANK, #2, JOHNSON).
/ DODGE / BEAGLE / FILE / SPANGLER
searching for the death/burial place and date for my
gggrandparents, David DODGE and Matilda C. BEAGLE DODGE. David
was born in Dutchess County, NY around 1826. Matilda was from
Platt County, MO. Their children were: Alice, Sophia, Martha
(Mattie), George, Mary Anna, Charles, David Jr., and Minnie.
Mary Anna DODGE BROWN was my ggrandmother. She was married to
William Clay BROWN who owned Beloit Motor Co. before the
depression. Their children were: William Clarence BROWN (my
grandfather) and Howard D.H. BROWN. William Clay and Mary Anna
BROWN are buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Beloit, next to my
grandparents, William Clarence and Clara Mae FILE BROWN. In
searching the 1900 census, I found a George DODGE living in
Beloit as a newspaper editor. Wife is listed as Hattie and
son, Fred H. I suspect George may be Mary Anna's brother. Mary
Anna's obituary states that she and William Clay moved to
Beloit in 1910. Was wondering if David and Matilda could
possibly be buried nearby? The last known place of residence
for them is Kirwin, Phillips County, around 1883. Any info on
their death/burial would be greatly appreciated.
Also seeking anyone with a
family history or family tree for the Charles FILE and
Katherine SPANGLER FILE family. I know who their children are;
am needing generations after that. Also wondering about
ancestors of Charles and Katherine. I understand Mitchell
County is still populated with many FILEs as Charles bought up
much of the land after the depression and divided it amongst
his eleven children, my grandmother, Clara FILE, being one of
them. Any info is appreciated. Also, i have a wealth of info
on DODGE / BROWN / FILE to share.
/ SMITH / LITSEY / BUCHANAN
for any information on these surnames: ARASMITH, SMITH and
spouses surnames: LITSEY and BUCHANAN
& Nancy Arasmith
/ OVERMAN / McGINNIS / FICHARDSON / LONG /ALLEN / CASTEEL
for Dr. Horace H. BASFORD (1805-1865) from VT. At one time,
lived in Georgia, Franklin Co., VT. Died in IL. Wife may have
been Elizabeth. At least one son or grandson: Merrit Caldwell
BASSFORD (b. 1850-`91`), Ottawa, LaSalle Co., IL), m. 1871 in
Beloit, Mitchell Co., KS, Emma Retta OVERMAN (b. 1851-1930,
Terre Haute, Vigo Co., IN). They had 8 children: Horace
Albert, Charlie M., Preston E., and Elizabeth (RICHARDSON).
All lived in Beloit, KS. Other children were: May (ALLEN),
Laura (CASTEEL), Emma (LONG).
info on Emma Aletha GREGORY, born Nov. 7, 1885, in Osborne,
Osborne Co., KS, died Feb. 6, 1925 and is buried in Shiloh
Cemetery, Mitchell Co., KS. She was married to D.W. SALISBURY
in 1905 in Dewey Co., OK. I'd like to find information on her
parents and siblings. I am also looking for information on the
/ HECKMAN / CLINE / LEMASTER / McCARTY / BOLES / BIGGS / BLAIR
for information on the family of Phillip T. and Catherine E.
(HECKMAN) DOYLE. They had eight children and they resided in
the Mitchell/Lincoln counties area. They were: John Francis
(b. 1857, d. 1929, m. 1885 to Lida Jane CLINE), Phillip Thomas
Jr. (b. 1859, d. ?, m. ? to Carrie B.), Joseph Mains (b. 1861,
d. ?, m. 1885 to Effie Sarah LEMASTER), Georgia m. (b. 1863,
d. ?, m. 1885 to William T. McCARTY), Mary Virginia (b. 1865,
d. 1952, m. 1881 to James J. BOLES), Catherine E.
"Katie" (b. 1871, d. ?, m. 1892 to John W. BIGGS),
Arthur A. (b. 1875, d. 1945, m. 1894 to Lennie BLAIR, m. 1904
to Florence FULER), Mary (b. ?, d. ?, Mary died during
childhood). Any information on these DOYLEs or related
families would be appreciated.
B. PARK of Scottsville was the first Emporia State University
student to die in the service of his country. He was a member
of Company E, Kansas 22nd Volunteer Regiment Infantry, in the
Spanish American War. He died of disease at Fort Meyer, VA, on
Aug. 26, 1898 and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. I
wish to contact any relatives still in the area and also am
interested in knowing of letters and other memorabilia which
may exist. We plan to honor his memory this fall at ESU with a
plaque and program. Please contact me by e-mail or write: Sam
Dicks, Professor of History, Box 4023, ESU, Emporia, KS 66801.
/ LAKEY / SPRING(S) / STILLEY / HEIDRICK / BOGARDUS / YOUNG
in the following surnames who were in Mitchell County since
the 1860's: BELL, LAKEY, SPRING(S), STILLEY, HEIDRICK,
/ WILLIAMS / GENTRY / BAKER / BURKHOLDER / HEBERLY
for any information on these names. I have several pages of
info on STARKEY and WILLIAMS. I will share and hope someone
can help me also. Arthur GENTRY married Harriet STARKEY. Both
are buried at Beloit. Thanks.
seeking descendants of John Daniel ALTIMUS, born Indiana Co.,
PA, Aug. 21, 1838, married Susan Jane BAKER, Mar. 20, 1861,
and died in Mitchell Co., KS, Sept. 1, 1895. According to a
newspaper clipping of his obituary, his widow and four
children survived. If anyone has knowledge of the childrens'
names and/or other descendants, I would be most appreciative
if you would get in touch with me. I have lots of ancestry
information and am willing to share.
/ BRANTNER / SANGSTER
am researching these surnames in Mitchell County. There were 3
BUNCH family groups that settled in Mitchell County. One
family, Henry BUNCH, owned the Bunch Drug Store; another,
Micajah BUNCH, is my ggrandfather; and the third is George
BUNCH, m. Mabel, who is possible brother of Henry BUNCH. I
would like to share information with descendents of any of
There was a Jacob BRANTNER and
family living in Beloit during the 1900-1920 time period. He
was a brother of my ggrandmother, Almeda (BRANTNER) BUNCH.
SANGSTERs I am researching are
Margaret (SANGSTER) BUNCH, m. to Joseph Sidney BUNCH in 1906,
Catherine (SANGSTER) BUNCH, m. John Wesslyn BUNCH in 1910, and
Pearl BUNCH who lived with a family named FRANK in Walnut
Creek in the 1905 Kansas State Census. Other SANGSTER families
I am researching include: George W. SANGSTER, m. Mabel MUCK,
lived in Cawker City and Walnut Creek from1900? to 1905, and
Joseph E. SANGSTER, m. Lucinda, lived in Walnut Creek around