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Beverley Nelson Lane January 1, 2004
A Dr. Jacob M. PITZER came to Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas from Illinois sometime after 1900.  His wife Helen died in Americas, Lyon Co. and Jacob returned to Illinois.  I understand he was in Henry, IL.  He died in Hutchinson on September 10, 1929 and is buried next to his wife in Americas.  I would love to have a copy of the obit.  Jcob was a farmer in Illinois, according to the census a Vet Surgeon in Americas.  Then a MD in Hutchinson.  I want to know if he studied medicine when he went back to IL.  Jacob is a brother to my husband's great-great grandmother.  Thank you,    


Candice Martin January 8, 2004
I am looking for any help  finding information on Jack Allen SMITH, b. ca 1925. He is listed in the Oct. 6, 1946 Sunday Hutchinson Newspaper as marrying one Florence G. Cooper on Sept. 25, 1946 in Hutchinson, KS. His mother is listed as Mrs. J. L. COURTNEY, Hutchinson. Any help would be greatly appreciated, as I can find nothing else on Jack and nothing on his mother or who his father was. Thanks ahead of time.


Judi Bruce January 8, 2004
I am looking for information concerning Hezekiah CRAMPTON, who is listed in the 1880 Census in Reno County, Kansas.  I have his wife as Almira and children Lillie Bell, Hnery Arthur, Joseph W., and Ella M.  I don't find him after the 1880 Census.  His brother Lorenzo and mother Rachel were also listed on the Census.  His brother Alonzo left Kansas between 1880 and 1888 to migrate to Oregon.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks,



Melody Spence January 8, 2004
I am looking for information regarding the SPENCE family who moved to Arlington, Reno County, KS in the late 1800s.  I have hit a brick wall with most of the  siblings I am looking for.   Any help would be greatly appreciated.



William Lackamp March 9, 2004
Am looking for the family of Emma ENGLE who married a Fred MILLER in Kansas.



John March 18, 2004
Note that a Pearle GONDER  was a teacher in school district 107 Prairie Grove Reno County Kansas in the year of 1921.
Question was she related to M. D.
GONDER that also taught School  year 1900 District 24 Nickerson Grant Twp. ?.
I know that M.D.
GONDER is related to me I do not know about Pearle and need to make a connection.
Willing to share family information.


Mary Rhodes March 30, 2004
Seeking information on the family of Albert J. Friend and Viola THOMPSON. They family lived in Reno, Reno, KS in 1930. The couple had one daughter that I know of, Caroline who would have been born about 1904.



B Harman  April 14, 2004
Seeking information on Vernon Robert
STEPHENSON-ROMMINGER, b. abt. 1899 and Audra Iris STEPHENSON-ROMMINGER b. abt. 1901. Their parents were Minnie Shear and Nathan Oliver Stephenson of Oklahoma. Parents divorced in 1910 and Mother married a Mr. ROMMINGER, who adopted the children. A notation in A. Maxim Coppage book of STEPHENSON lineage indicates that Vernon and Audra were in Hutchinson, Reno County Kansas after their adoption. Any information would be greatly appreciated. I have extensive information on parentage and on the STEPHENSON line to share, including photos.



Kevin Neill April 22, 2004
I am searching for information on a Jacob
NEILL and/or his descendants.  He was listed in Reno County in the 1880 US census, born in Ireland, aged 37, widowed, occupation weaver. 
One daughter, Anne is supposed to have married a clergyman named Jesse Wilson in 1898.  Jacob may have married a second time and had two more children.  Any help would be appreciated.   Any help would be appreciated.


Cheryle June 28, 2004
Looking for information on Melvin STOFFER, wife-Alice (believe her surname was Little) and daughter-Alpharetta - all found in 1880 census in Ohio.  Next found in 1910 census, Reno Co, Kansas:  Melvin, wife-Alice (indicates 2 children born, 2 living) and son-Jesse.  Then found in 1930 census, Reno Co, Kansas:  Melvin STOFFER and wife-Susan Jane.  Would appreciate any help on finding further information on this family.   



John Hutchins Jr, June 30, 2004
Louis P. FOSTER, age 44 and family appear in the 1910 census for Langdon Twp. page 153. [Can't read other names on my print copy.]  Children are Illegible? 19 and Gloria? 2.  Any chance this is a second marriage for the wife and there's a record of the marriage there (for Louis P. at least!).  Welcome any help.


Marcia Sebree June 10, 2004
I am looking for information on George Wall.  He was born July 23, 1906 in Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas.  His parents were James L Wall and Sarah Johnson.  George married Nola Vale Calvert, she died July 10, 1945 in Wichita he then married Edna Martin from Newton, Kansas.  Would appreciate any info on this family. Thank you.



Cindy Theimer July 9, 2004
Looking for info on my great great grandfather David Y. Black.  He was killed by a train at the Maple street crossing, in Hutchinson, Ks Reno county.  He died June 30, 1927. He was hit by a Mo. Pacific passenger train . Informant was Mrs. Nan Winder.  He was buried in Clafin KS  and a widower at the time. He was  90 yrs old at the time of death. Thanks



Romaine Throckmorton-Veronda July 20, 2004
Hi, I was looking for Rev. J. Russell Throckmorton who's name appeared as officiating at Joseph Clark's funeral service some time in 2003. I am trying to find out if he or a family members is still living.  My father I think was his second cousin on the Throckmorton family line.  I have a letter written to my father in 1964 and it looks like my mother did answer this letter. I would appreciate any help in locating Rev. J. Russell Throckmorton. Thank you,



Cliff Oliver August 3, 2004
I would like to find any information on a Joseph LABAR and his wife Cornelia LABAR.  They were living in Reno County, Kansas during the 1880 US Census.  Cornelia died in Peoria County, Illinois in 1895 but I have no more information on Joseph.





Cathy Hutchinson Larkins August 20, 2004
Dollie was born 1887 in Hutchinson, Reno, KS BUT I do not know who her parents were. She was married 1st to Clarence Moffitt abt 1906 then married Russell Starn 1920 in Hutchinson. When she died 1942 she was survived by brother Perry Campbell.  I have MANY photo's that were Dollie's but they have no names on them. One say LW Campbell and one of two little girls says Pleasanton, KS, the other 50 or so have no names...

Dollie Campbell was born in Hutchinson, Reno, Ks  in 22 Feb 1887 and had a brother named Perry. I have many photos from Dollie's collection but they have no names on them. Most were taken in Hutchinson, KS. One says L W Campbell and I think that Perry may be one of them. One is of two young girls in Pleasanton, KS.

I would like to locate her parents. She married Clarence Moffitt in 1906 then Russell Starn in 1920 in Hutchinson, KS..

Can any one tell me if there is a prison in Hutchinson, KS? My gr gr grandfather was a prison guard in 1920 when he met and married Dollie Campbell. He was in the Military.




Frances Till  August 24, 2004
William Henry Burnett

    Born March 10, 1889
     Married July 12, 1946
      Died August 1964 Hutchinson, Reno, Kansas
I would like to know the following:
    1. Where he was born.
    2. Where he married.
Many thanks to anyone who can help




Evelyn Bradford August 29, 2004
I was researching William Jasper Simpson B: 1865 IN.

Father James M. Simpson, Mother Edie: I believe James and his family located in Huntsville, Ks. Hays Co. in 1886/1887. They later went to OK to make the Cherkee Run. Settled around Ringwood, major co. Jasper had land around Isabella, OK. In 1920 the census finds him in Reno Co. Landgon  twp again, He died there 1959, buried in Arlington cemetery also wife Dora Parker B: 1871 D: 1932.  One child, 1925 census, listed as 24, she must have been born around 1900.

I would like to know if Jasper married Dora there in Reno Co. if he farmed, if he had anymore children. You are welcome to use the following info. on a database or post in a family group.
James M. Simpson B: January 16, 1841 in Indiana, Warrick Co. Pigeon Twp. Occupation: Farmer: D: August 14, 1917 in Eakly, Oklahoma, Caddo Co. Willow twp.
#1 wife: Lousia Jane Edwards B: November 11, 1837 in Indiana, M: August 28, 1859 in In.
Children: George T. Simpson 1841 Tennison, In
Warrick, Co.
William Jasper Simpson B. 1865 in IN.
Fredrick Simpson B: 1874
Malinda B: 1868 IN.
#2 wife: Edie Bench B: 1844 in IN
Mary Ann Simpson B: 1879 IN
Wayne Scott Simpson B: 1880
Viola A. Simpson B: 1881/1882 IN
Josephina Simpson B: Aug. 1833 In
I wonder if Josephina Died in KS. as in 1900 Census she was not listed in OK. [?] Can't find in IN




Ruth September 6, 2004
I recently saw that there were state censuses taken in KS for various years in between the usual census taken every 10 years. Is there anyone who has access to the 1905 census for Reno County? I am looking for my Great grandfather James T. Gould and his wife Sarah and children - they had 10 but I believe the youngest Willard b. 1890 and one of the older sons Charlie b. 1862 would be the only ones living with them. The 1910 census shows :

1910 Census Haven, Reno, KS
*Living next door to son Frank T. Gould & his wife & kids.
May 6,1910
Gould, Sarah  Head F W 72 Wd 51 9 children born 8 living IN PA  NY Laundress House
              Robert Son   M W 51 S IL NY IN Painter House
              Charlie  Son  M W 48 Wd 7 IL NY IN None Own Income
In 1900 Sarah was in Quincy, Adams, IL.
1900 Census Quincy, Adams, IL
4th Day of June 1900
224 North 27th
Gould, Sarah Head White Female July 1836 age 63 Wd. 9 pregnancies 8 children living b. KY Father b. PA Mother b. OH Nurse Months not employed 4
              Jay Son White Male August 1881 age 18  Single b. IL Mother b. KY Father b. NY Barber
               Willard Son White Male  June 1891 age 8 single b. IL Mother b. KY Father b. NY  At school
Although James was not listed in 1900 - he may have gone ahead to KS as they moved there soon after. James supposedly died in 1908 in Haven, Reno,KS and is buried in Laurel Cemetery.
I would like to know if he is listed with Sarah in 1905.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. If anyone knows where I might get a lookup for the 1905 state census - please let me know.




BJ Clouston September 23, 2004
I am trying to find information about Samuel HASTON.  He and his wife Isabel were in the 1930 Kansas Census in Walnut Township.  He was married to my great-aunt Josie in 1890.  She must have died about 1905 or 1906.  Anyway, I am interested in any information about Samuel and their children....Arthur, a daughter whose name I don't know, and Ray. Any help would be appreciated.



Patti McElligott September 26, 2004
Looking for information on Mary Ruby McElligott, died in Haven, Feb. 12, 1979. She was in a Nursing home and probably declared indigent. Thank you


DJ Isaacson October 1, 2004
I am trying to find out about Rena Lakeman.  She was adopted by the August Lakeman family who lived in Reno County in the 1920's. They were Swedish and had two other boys and another girl.   If you have information please contact me.




Les Bussing October 8, 2004
My ancestor sold some property in Reno County to a John Chrisman in 1895. While the description of the property is in Enterprise Township, my ancestor lived in Lincoln Township, which is about twenty miles SE. If there are any of the Chrisman family out there, or if anyone knows the Chrisman family, I would very much appreciate any information on where the property really was.




Tonya Smith October 21, 2004
My great grandfather, William Leonard COBB, was in Hutchinson, Reno, Kansas in 1922;  he may have been there for five years, from 1919 to 1924.  I am hoping to find any information about his time there.  I have reason to believe he was a salt or stone miner;  when he finally settled in Keetly, Wasatch, Utah he was a quartz miner.  "Dad Bill" was born in Middleport, Niagara, New York in 1900;  he was a veteran of WWI, and was a son of William Frances "Frank" COBB and Mary E. BOND.  Any information would be gratefully received.




Joyce Nations October 27, 2004
I'm searching for Langdons. Samuel Langdon m. Sybilla Hoffman 1878 in Hutchinson. Is there any research available for Langdon Township & its establishment?




John V. Reeb October 27, 2004
I am hoping to make contact with any descendants of Charles Raphe who was born "Charles Reph" 20 March 1843 in Northampton County, PA to Simon Reph and Maria Anthony (a.k.a. Anthoni). Charles was baptized 21 May 1843 in Christ Church U.C.C. in Moore Township, Northampton County, PA. Charles was married to Sarah Anthony, daughter of Thomas Anthony and Levina (Carolina) Reph.  Sarah was born 25 June 1845 and baptized 1 August 1845 at Christ Church. I have learned that Charles and Sarah Raphe are buried in Salem Cemetery in Reno County, Kansas. I have been involved in research for the Reeb family many years and have documented the lineage (ancestry) of Charles and Sarah Reph/Raphe back in time to the mid 1600s. Reph & Raphe are derivatives of the original Germanic surname REEB.  Any information will be appreciated very much.


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