Norton County Kansas Queries

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1997 Queries

Alsdorf, Archer, Beeson, Boerstler, Burchet, Bristo, Carlton, Cole, Davis, Dolsby, Ehly, Enoch, Glidden, Goodwin, Hatcher, Hickerson, Hoag, Hoge, Hogg, Hogue, Holmes, Horn, Hudson, Jones, Kelly, Layton, Lee, Maine, Mantz, McHenry, Mindrup, Schrooten, Syphers, Thompson, Ward, Waters, Webber, Wilcox, Worley, Young

Thompson, Bristo 03 Feb 1997

Donna M Errill

Robert Blashell THOMPSON b. 31 Jan 1847 in Iowa son of William McMillan and Sarah (Bell) THOMPSON.  Married 12 Mar 1868 in Leavenworth Co., KS to Martha Ora BRISTO. Their children were: Henry; Charlotte "Lottie" married ? BLEAKLY; Baecher; and Kate.  Robert Blashell THOMPSON died 1888 and is buried in High Prairie Cemetery in Leavenworth Co., KS.  His wife Ora moved to Topeka, Shawnee Co., KS by the 1900 Census year.  Would like to share information on this family. 

Hogue, Hoge, Hogg, Hoag, Holmes 03 Feb 1997

Kristy Miller

I am looking for information on Hurley R. Hogue of Kansas. He was born March 31, 1885 county unknown.  He married Delvora (Della) Holmes of Labette County, KS between 1900 and1919. They moved to Portland, OR around 1919.  Della Holmes was the daughter of Charles and Susie Holmes of Labette County.  Della was born in 1889 .  If anyone has any information on a Hogue/Hoge/Hogg/Hoag family in Kansas, please notify me.

 Mindrup 15 Feb 1997

mark mindrup

Am interested in any history concerning the surname MINDRUP in the counties of Norton (primary one), Sheridan, Decatur, Graham, Phillips, and Rooks, Smith, and Mitchell

Goodwin, Worley 24 Feb 1997

Paulette Roberts

I am seeking info on James Peter and Maria Barbara (WORLEY) GOODWIN who lived in Norton Co., KS in 1900. Any info will be very much appreciated.

 Hudson, Carlton 25 Feb 1997

Gale Dolsby

I am interested in information on my G-Grandfather. Nathan N. Hudson who died in Norton County on February 16, 1896. He was married to Minnie Lydia Carlton. Would like any info on her also.

 Dolsby, McHenry 25 Feb 1997

Gale Dolsby

Norton County. Info on Martin Dolsby Died 1923, Norton, Kansas. Married to Mary McHenry Died 1931, Norton, Kansas. would also like info on there parents etc.

 Cole 03 Mar 1997

Lawrence Ivan Cole 

I need info concerning Mary Cole and her son Ame Cole of Norton Co., Kansas. Also any of her ancestors. She is my ggggrandmother. Thank you,

 Schrooten, Young 16 Mar 1997

Dan Drummond 

I am searching for any ancestry information on the name Schrooten. My great-grandmother was Laura Schrooten.  She was the daughter of Herman and Sarah (?) Schrooten.  She was born in Norton County Jan. 8, 1885 and moved to Jackson County in about 1895.  She was the youngest of seven children: Anna E., Norah, Elma, Pearl, Henry, Floyd.  She married Ora Anderson Young on 5/6/04 probably in Jackson Co.  In 1907 they moved to Kearny County.  It is believed that some of her family resided in Osage Co.  I need information on her parents, Herman and Sarah, I have nothing on them, no dates or even a maiden name. HELP!!! Thank you.

 Alsdorf 20 Mar 1997

Jan Menhusen Smock 

Researching Dr. William H. (Charles) ALSDORF 1836-1899. Pioneer Doctor in Jewell & Norton Counties. Died in Lenora, KS 1899. Are there acquaintances or descendants of Dr. ALSDORF to share information? He was a brother to my gtgrandmother, Mary Jane ALSDORF.

 Webber 01 Apr 1997

Bob Fox 

Looking for Webber family in Norton County.

 Lee 02 Apr 1997

David Lee

I'm looking for birth certificate information on Elbert Lee, born around 1895 in Almeda [Almena?], Kansas to Golusha Lee and Mary Jane Lee. Seeking information on any of the above persons.

 Wilcox, Hickerson 10 Apr 1997

Keith Albrecht 

EVA V. WILCOX b. abt 1900 in Lenora, Norton Co., Ks. Had a sister named MAUDE.  Married CHARLES F. HICKERSON in Portland, OR about 1937.  Had one child Donald Harold b. March 1938 in Washatucna, WA.; reportedly she died soon afterward.  No other information available. Donald is looking for ANY INFORMATION on EVA: parents?, siblings? etc.

 Ehly, Mantz 22 Apr 1997

Jeanne Larzalere Bloom 

Seeking information on LEO JOSEPH EHLY, b: 4-15-1886, d: 10-16-1969 in Norton, Kansas, married CONNIE MANTZ. He was a baker and owned a bakery in Norton, Kansas. I would like any information about him or his family.

 Kelly 29 Apr 1997

Dennis M. Kelly 

Searching for info on Kate KELLY, purportedly the first white settler born in what became Norton County, Kansas, in the late 1860's or early 1870's.  Her father, John Kelly, was considered the first white settler in Norton County.  No details on his wife/her mother's name. The family settled on a piece of land along Prairie Dog Creek.  Would appreciate any info on Kate or John Kelly. I am working from a very limited family history.  Thanks in advance for any assistance.

 Enoch, Syphers 13 Aug 1997

Hedger, Mary

Early settlers to the Devizes area north and west of the city of Norton.   Frank John ENOCH and Henrietta F. both buried in the Devises Cemetery.  Addie SYPHERS married a MAJORS.  Any info appreciated

 Ward 19 Aug 1997

Pat Juon 

Looking for information from Ward Family Bible. Last family member known to have it in 1947 was I.A. Ward, a Wichita contractor.  Son Bill Ward, a Wichita city police detective, was to be the next in line to have possession.   Will pay copying costs and postage for information on members of Josiah Spencer Ward family that lived in Norcatur or Norton Co. Will be glad to share any information I have on Ward family that may be of interest to our KS relatives.  Please contact: Pat Juon (gggdau of J.S. Ward) 2209 350th St. Stanhope, IA 50246-7518 fax: 515.826.2624

 Horn 19 Aug 1997

Ruth Horn Essary 

I am looking for information on Jesse Horn, b. Jan. 1881 in Hill City, Graham County Kansas - father's name was John Walter Horn and he purchased property in Norton County and Mitchell County in 1887. Anyone out there have any information on the Horn family please e-mail me. Thanks.

 Jones, Layton, Glidden, Davis 23 Aug 1997

Adina Dyer 

Seeking any information on the following: CARMI JONES b. 1806 VA, married in IN, d. 1891 Cloud Co.  Daughters: CARRIE JONES m. WILLIAM LAYTON, Cloud Co.; VIRGINIA JONES m. SIMEON GLIDDEN, Cloud Co.;  NANCY JONES m. E. P. DAVIS, Cloud Co.  Son: OLIVER LABAN JONES b. Mar. 1831 IN, lived in Norton Co. (1880, 1900 census) his children: Frank, Rose, Anna, Charles WILLIAM JONES b. 1839 IN, lived in Norton Co. in 1880 census with wife Lizzie. Was he Oliver Laban Jones' brother? OLIVER JONES b. 1855 IN, lived in Norton Co. in 1880 census with wife Eliza and daus. Alvina and Ocy, and father JAMES age 70, born in VA. Was JAMES brother to CARMI? When did he die? Would also love to see photos, if any exist. Thanks. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

 Waters 07 Sep 1997

James Waters

WATERS, Joseph, wife Clora (Clara) and son Edward. Lived in Norton County, KS at least during 1880's and 1890's. Looking to contact relatives for info on family. Joseph was son to Elmore Waters my gggrandfather. Thanks for any help.

Hatcher 04 Sep 1997

Rod Williams

Searching for information on the Surname of HATCHER.  Specifically Edith Dean Hatcher and her parents.  Would have lived in Beloit around the 1900-1915.  Married a Millard Oren Jackson and moved to the Tasco area in Sheridan County around 1915.

 Beeson, Maine 03 Oct 1997

Nicholas Weerts

Trying to find any info. on the BEESON family who lived in Norton.  James H. BEESON & Crissie Blanche MAINE and their children lived in Norton around 1905.  Crissie died in 1910 in her 30s. James died later that year.  What happened to the kids??  The oldest two were Lyle H. and Harold I.  There were three more children.  Who are they?  They were born after 1900.  Any help would be great! 

 Archer, Burchet, Boerstler 10 Oct 1997

Janice Wood  

Looking for info re my grandmother, ALTA ANN ARCHER b. Nov. 1882 in or near NORTON CO., Kansas. Sisters and brothers were Maude Burchet (sp?), twins Pearl and Burl, Roy and Jenny. Alta Anna married John Olney Boerstler circ. 1905; believe she may have been married before that date to someone else. She died Apr 2, 1968, in Coweta, Oklahoma.

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