Old Queries

Rice County, Kansas

WILSON, TOUSLEY, FERRIS, CURRIE: John WILSON m Lucy Elizabeth TOUSLEY 23 Apr 1878 in Noble Co IN.  Lucy was b 1 Mar 1854 in Noble Co IN d 30 Mar 1938 in Shelby OH but buried in Sterling KS, supposedly with husband John - I have her obit. They had at least 4 children: Blanche b 1879 & m Ellsworth FERRIS of Shelby OH, Emma, Clyde, and Charles W. Lucy grew up near Swan IN and in 1887 she & John moved to Neodosha, In 1902 she/they moved to Sterling and lived on a farm of Dr W.E.CURRIE in the South Ashland District.  In 1911 she moved to CO (I don't know if John was dead yet) and then she lived in Mt Grove MO from 1920-1936 at which time she moved in with daug Blanche FERRIS in Shelby OH where she died.  The body was shipped back to Sterling KS for burial. I'm not sure if John is buried in Sterling (prob), Neodosha (poss), or Colorado (questionable).  I have no idea about their children. Terry Wilson, 40 S. Gamble Street, Shelby, OH 44875 Researching: ALLEN, COLTMAN, EDMAN, FERRIS, HARLAN/HARLAND, HOLLENBAUGH, HORNER, JANNY/JANNEY, KELLER, KLINKLE, KRUNK, MARING/MEARING, MAY, McCORMIC/McCORMICK, SEAMAN, SHOMO,
SIFFERLIN, TOUSLEY, & WILSON Wed, 17 Jun 1998 09:40:24

EATON:Claude Eaton resided and worked in Sterling between about 1890 to about 1930. His wife's name was Kathryn (nee Finch?). She lived in Sterling after Claudes death until at least 1935. They are relatives of my father, Dolph Lloyd Smith, and I should appreciate information that will help me link them to other family members. I believe that Claude Eaton may have been active in the telephone business and may have run an automobile delaership in Sterling.
William R. Smith, Fri, 08 May 1998 15:20:08

STEVENS, DAVIS:Chester STEVENS, his wife Ellen MADDEN (widow WHITTERS) STEVENS and their 7 children & 1 stepson  lived n Raymond Twp. when the 1880 census was taken on June 8.  They lived in Dwelling #70. In Dwelling #69 lived John G. DAVIS, his wife Susan BRADLEY DAVIS, and their adult children Joseph Clinton DAVIS and Laura DAVIS.  QUESTION:  John (Grandison?) DAVIS died in 1882 and is buried in Hilltop Cemetery.  Did he leave a will or did he die intestate?
Next, there is a marriage between Nellie Stevens and Joseph Clinton Davis in Barton County on 28 August 1884, which has been recorded at the county Courthouse.  However, the marriage was short lived, not only from family recollection but also from what shows on the 1885 Kansas State Census:  Nellie Davis is back living with her parents and Joseph C. Davis is gone!  QUESTION: Is there a divorce on record in either Barton County or Rice County?
Nellie Davis had a baby on May 24, 1885, and sometime after that she married a railroad engineer by the name of James EUNGARD.  QUESTION:  Did the railroad go through Raymond and is there a marriage there between Eungard and Nellie Davis?  James raised baby Jessie as his own daughter, although apparently contact was kept with Joseph C. Davis thru the years.  Jessie was my grandma, and I heard these stories all the time I was growing up.
What I have learned so far has been pretty close to the truth.  Would like help filling in the blanks or will share information with anyone related to this family.  Thanks for all help. Bobby Dobbins Title in Southern California
Mon. 27, April 1998 00:54:15 EDT

KLEILE: Fredrick Kleile was born in Germany, the son of Christian Gotlieb Kleile and Katherine Lutz Kleile.  He married Fredricka Welk and died in Raymond, Rice Co., Kansas, but I don't know the date.  Their children were: Emilie, who married John Linke; Carl, who married Ruth Daggy; Louise; Marie, who married Brad Linville; and Bertha.  I have very sketchy info and would like to be sure of what I am putting into the Kleile geneology.  Fredrick had a sister, Elisabeth Kleile, who married Charles Webber and died in Kansas but I don't know where.  Also a sister Katherine, who married Michael Mezger, who also died somewhere in Kansas.  My mother-in-law was the daughter of Ernest Kleile, a brother to Fredrick Kleile.  Any connection I can find will be appreciated. I have a picture of a young girl who was a cousin. No name is on the picture, but the picture was taken in Dickerson, KS and the studio was W W Dunlap.  I would like to give this picture to someone in the family. Marge Harris, 4/13/98

SALLEE, Albert Lafeyette b. @1848, Montgomery Co. MO, d. 1922 Sterling, Rice Co. KS. Wife: Martha Elizabeth GINGRICH, b. Juniata CO. PA. This couple owned land and lived in Sterling prior to his death in 1922.  The wife is from a Mennonite family - there may be a connection in Rice Co. Denise Sallee, 4/4/98

DEEDS: Am seeking ancestors/descendants of:
Samuel M. DEEDS (b.1/3/1824-PA) & Charlotte RICHEY (b.1/28/1844-PA):
Children: Jacob Perry DEEDS (b.1/22/1866-PA), Robert E. Lee DEEDS b.9/26/1867-PA),George B. DEEDS (b.10/21/1869), Henry Clay DEEDS (b.9/9/1872-MO),Edward Wishered DEEDS (b.9/30/1875-MO), Samuel H. DEEDS(b.1/15/1877-KS), Adam DEEDS (b.5/11/1879-KS), Sylvia R. DEEDS (b.3/3/1882-KS),John Ralph DEEDS (b.12/13/1883-KS), Mary L. DEEDS (b.3/13/1886-KS), Rebecca A. DEEDS (b.2/16/1888-KS). Residence: Claysville, Washington Co., PA; Villisca, Montgomery Co., IA; Gentryville, Gentry Co., MO; Little River, Union Twp, Rice Co., KS (1876).
Jacob Perry DEEDS (b.1/22/1866-PA) & Mary Alice BROWN (b.9/26/1868-IL):
Children: Lillie Caroline DEEDS (b.1/30/1892-KS, m.THOMPSON), Elizabeth Margaret DEEDS, (b.9/25/1893-KS), infant DEEDS (b.6/26/1895), Frank Elijah Harold DEEDS, (b.6/11/1896), George Dewey DEEDS (b.11/25/1898), Myrtle Lewdell DEEDS (b.1/3/1906, m.TROTT), Kirby Maddrass Schmidt DEEDS (a) (b.12/26/1913). Residence: Hutchinson, KS; Little River, Rice Co., KS. - John Matrow - 12/18/97

MILLARD, HAGERTY: Looking for information on my ggrandparents James MILLARD and Mary HAGERTY. My grandfather Samuel Clyde MILLARD b. March 5,1882 in Cowley Co., KS m. Jennie BARTLETT in Chase, Rice Co., KS in 1921. They moved to MI in 1923. Samuel is buried in Alden KS, next to his first wife Louise MATTHEW. Other children of James are Robert (Last known Meade, Meade Co., KS in 1951), Edward (L.K. Hutchinson, Reno Co., KS in 1952) and Rachael CORNWALL (L.K.Topeka, Shawnee Co., KS 1952). Nancy Sowle, Wed Jul 30 05:26:31 1997

KIMPLE: Researching David Griffith Kimple who came to Rice Co. in about 1895 from Wayne Co., Iowa. If you would like to exchange information, please E-Mail me at skimple@juno.com. Snail mail address is: Stephen Kimple, 615 Flamingo Way, Duncanville, TX 75116. Have information on Family Tree Maker Genealogy Program. Stephen Kimple, Fri Jul 25 13:11:03 1997

SPEAR: I am researching the SPEAR family and one of my grandpas was to of visited his nephew Joseph SPEAR in Victoria township. I have found Joseph, but no Nelson (grandpa). J. Maike

MAES: Rice and Barton and Rush Counties. Seeking information on Maes Family Genealogy and history. The family immigrant is Christopher Maes from Sulm, Germany, who immigrated to Illinois, fought in the Civil War, was wounded at Perrysville, Kentucky. Married Magdalina Breier of Illinois and then came to Kansas and lived near Cain City. He is buried now near Bushton in Catholic Cemetery. Am seeking information about his life, his ancestors and all people connected to this family. I am also looking for relatives of Christopher Maes, relatives of Edwin Melcher, Sarah Dethample, Jurgen Eilts, Marth Heinke Maes, Mathias Maes, and Edwin Melcher all from either Rice or Barton County. Would appreciate any info and am willing to share the info I have. Toni Maes Krummenacker Sun Jun 22 00:04:53 1997

GRINTER, Frederick H., age 27 of Stafford Co., married Ida WILLIAMSON, age 19 of Rice Co., on June 16, 1883 in Rice Co., KS. They had one son, James, born June 13, 1884 in Lyons, KS. He was raised as James Carpenter BLAKE. Any info would be appreciated. James is my husband's g-g- grandfather. Thanks! Mari Nielsen, Fri May 30 15:23:59 1997

MELCHER,DeTHAMPLE: I am searching for historical information on the Jacob Melcher family who farmed just outside of  Ellinwood.  I would also like to find information on the Dethample family.  Sarah Dethample was married to Edwin Melcher in Pennsylvania and they moved to Ellinwood area and farmed there. T. Krummenacker  Thu., May 8, 1997 20:00:51

RATHBUN: Looking for Rathbuns, Rathbones and Rathburns in Rice County! Thanks Rob Rathbun Fri, 25 Apr 1997 00:10:49

REED: Looking for Harrison and Iva Jane REED of Rice County, Kansas. They were married 1907 in either Wilson or Woodson county.  Iva J REED died in 1954 - when did Harrison die? Children include Floyd, Vera, Maurice, Vernon, and Isabelle. Would like to know more about this family. Parents of Iva were Isaac and Sarah FLEMING of Wilson county.KayEllen Fleming Thu Apr 24 00:56:55 1997

PICKERILL: Searching for any information on the family of Thomas J. PICKERILL and Nancy Jane (SCOTT) PICKERILL. Thomas J. PICKERILL was an early settler of Geneseo, Rice County, Kansas arriving in 1879. He was b. 01 Dec 1833 in Ohio and d. 01 Feb 1901 and is buried in the Geneseo Cemetery. Nancy Jane Scott was b. 24 Sep 1837 in Ohio and d. 01 Sep 1916 and is buried next to her husband in the Geneseo Cemetery. They were married 06 Sep 1860 in Brown County, Ohio. Their children were Walter Scott PICKERILL; Margaret (PICKERILL) BOARD; Ida May (PICKERILL)ARMSTRONG, and Minnie (PICKERILL)COLLINGE. Would like to contact any descendants, and I have much information to share. Thank you. Ronda Redden  Sat Feb  1 15:56:29 1997

DUNNING: Interested in finding the Dunning family that moved to Rice County, from either Texas or Oklahoma. The only name I know is "Doc" Dunning.
Thanks.Joyce Britt Dunning Thu Jan 2 17:53:59 1997

MCCLURE: McClure, Warren (b.ca 1819): son of Henry McClure of Broome County, NY. Last known to be living in Raymond, Rice County KS in 1896 according to a letter from his sister Harriet McClure Coleman. Warren was married to Irene Allen and in 1850 had the following children: Henry, Malisa, Franklin, Eliza and Reader A. McClure. I am seeking information about this family. Louise Belsby Thu Dec 26 18:12:26 1996

BANTA: Seeking info. on Jasper Newton Banta and wife Emma Plunkett Banta. They were living at Little River, Rice County, KS. 1890-1895. They had one child at the time-Charles Wesley. They later moved to Reno County. These are my great grandparents.1.Jacob Banta died Miami County,Kansas-1-30-1881 2. Benoni Stinson Banta- Died 1860 Location unknown 3. Caroline Fairchild Banta-Died 1860 Location Unknown 4. Alma Loretta Banta born 1890 Hutchinson,KS Any leads on the above would be greatly appreciated. Patsy Luke Wed Dec 11 17:50:54 1996

CUNNINGHAM, FARIS, CAMPBELL, DUGAN, FORNEY:Looking for anyone with information on any of these people: Presly Stuart Cunningham 1831-1911, Ernest Oakley Cunningham 1855-1939, Daniel Presley Cunningham 1888-1957 , Maynard William Cunningham 1921- 1973, Mary Grimes Faris 1833-1907, Daniel Ambrose Campbell 1826-aft 1900, Florence Mary Campbell 1856-1926, Nancy Ann Dugan 1832-1891, Icah Elizabeth Edna Forney 1893-1960, Harry Roland Forney 1872-1934, Julia Longstreth 1852-1925, Effie Ann Fail 1872-1907, Ira Webster Fail 1836-1858 in Ellsworth and Rice counties in KS. Jeanne Lee Cunningham Wed Nov 20 09:19:17 1996