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Afton Twp Records, Alloway(2), Ayers(2), Blackleach, Bowers, Chrisman, Dunlap, Ehrman, Ehrmann, Gambel, Gambille, Gardner, Gluvna, Gottman, Gottmann, Hampton, Imbody, Lee(2), Lundeen, Mayfield, Moody, Moore(2)(3), Moudy, North, Parsons, Rule, Schnoke, Shaffer, Smith, Stephen, Strange(2), Stidger, Tamme, Thompson(2), Trefethern(2), Winans, Wunderlich,

Author:Lorraine Van Dolah
Email: lblomvan@wichita.infi.net
Mailing address: 5654 S. Hydraulic
Wichita, KS 67216-4117

I am searching for the death date of John H. Bowers and his wife, Mary. They are buried in the Pioneer cemetery in Cheney but have no markers. The current owners of the mortuary do not know where the old records are. I was given the lot numbers by a lady at the Cheney museum but she said there were no death dates recorded. From birthday cards, I figure John died in 1912 or 1913. By pictures and an obituary of their daughter, I assume Mary died after 1924 and before 1927.
Any help would be appreciated.
Author:Maxine Trefethen
Subject:RE: Trefethern
E-mail: MickeyET@prodigy.net
Mailing address:

Please e-mail my sister Maxine Trefethen. She is doing her husband's genealogy, & I know his Trefethen's are connected to the Dalrymple line. She would love to hear from you. Tell her I said, "Hi", please
Good luck to both of you.
Donna Tice-Carnall carnall44@hotmail.com
Subject:Trefethern in Barnes, Kansas 1908
Mailing address:


Author:Susan (Stephen) Rupp
Mailing address:
1400 Regulus, Point Mugu, Ca 93042
Searching info on Lester Ross Stephen,Edmond, Ks.
Author:Lore Webster
Email: LoreAsh@aol.com
Mailing address: 40 East South Street
Hernando, MS 38632
I am looking for any information on Zachariah Blackledge born abt. 1720. His parents were Phillip Blackledge (b: abt 1687) and Willemje Sluys. His grandparents were John Blackledge (b: abt 1626) and Elizabeth Webb Herbert. His great grandparents were John Blackleach ( born 1600 in Liverpool) and Elizabeth Bacon. I am trying to find out if the preceeding Zachariah Blackledge is the father or grandfather of my Zachariah Blackledge born July 28, 1767 and married to a Mary Gressett. My Zachariah and his family lived in Mississippi (I think they moved here from South Carolina). They had 11 children, but right now I have most of the information on them that I can use! Please help me with my last major piece of research. I have left messages just about everywhere! I want to surprise our relatives at our next "Big Day".
Author:Ruth Shaffer
Email: rshaffer@ameritech.net
Mailing address:1931 North St. Louis
Chicago, IL 60647

Query: The people I'm trying to get information on are my grandparents. Their names are Grace (HUNTER) SHAFFER and John Seth SHAFFER. I am not sure if they were married or born in the state of MO. I don't know their exact date of birth but I have an estimated time from the information I got from my father's birth certificate. My fathre's name is John Darrel SHAFFER. Grace (HUNTER) SHAFFER should have been born around 1877. I know she lived in Jefferson City, MO. John Seth SHAFFER should have been born around 1859. I know he lived in Monico, Kansas City, MO.
I would be very appreciative for any information regarding these people.

Author: Jay
Subject:Afton Twp Records
Email: plainj@ieee.org

Query: Two relatives, Gustave BARTH and
Albert LEICHHARDT have biographies in
Cutler's History of Kansas, in the Sedgwick
Co, Afton Twp Section. See URL
http://raven.cc.ku.edu/~hisite/kancoll/books/cutler/sedgwick/sedgwick-co-p29.html#AFTON TOWNSHIP.
Both biographies mention the men were
members of the school board, and G. Barth
was also an Afton Twp Trustee. Are there
any records of these organization from this
time which survive? Don't particularly need
genealogical data for these men, but am
always interested in collecting personal
details. Several of Albert's daughters were
teachers, and I've heard his mother Dora
Clausen Leichhardt was also involved in
education. Would love confirmation of this.
Author:Nina Nigh
Email: nlnigh@twsu.campus.mci.net
Mailing address: 631 Alexander Dr.
Haysville, KS 67060-1111
Query: Seeking information on William David IMBODY and Isabelle GREEN. William was born abt November 1852 in Berks Co., PA. Isabelle was born abt 1858 in WI. I believe her mother was Caroiline. In 1880 they were living in Bridgewater, Rice Co., MI. In the 1900 census, William was living in Washington, Doniphan Co., KS. He died and is buried in Watonga, OK. Their children: Mildred Marcella IMBODY who married John Canterbury; William IMBODY. The name is spelled IMBODY, INBODY, IMBODEN.

Author:Nina Nigh
Subject:RE: LEE
Email: nnigh@aol.com
Mailing address:631 Alexander Dr.
Haysville, KS 67060-1111

Query:I am seeking any information on James Bethel LEE and America FORD. James B. who was born about 1813 in KY married America on December 17, 1835 in Jefferson Co., IN. They had a daughter, Louisa, born November 21,1845 in Boone Co., IN. On March 15, 1848 James B. married Sarah Ray and they had two sons:James M. LEE and John W. LEE. James Bethel LEE probably died between 1850-1860. He is listed in the 1850 census in Boone Co., IN with Sarah, Louisa, James and John. But only Sarah,James and John are in the 1860 census for Boone Co., IN.

Author:Tammie Yeries
Subject:RE: LEE
Email: queenie@tco.net
Mailing address:P.O.Box 205
Proberta,CA. 96078

Query:I am searching for family and birth records of:Charles Percival LEE. He was born to Jason and Viola(SMITH) LEE on 10,NOV.1882 in Wichita, Kansas.Both of his parents where fron NY Please e-mail me with any info. Thank you!

Author:Mary Smith
Email: deershaft@aol.com
Mailing address:Box 265,
Naturita, Colorado 81422

Query: Looking for any information on Charles Westley Smith and Ora May Cook Smith. They were married in Smith County Kansas in 1895. Would appericate any information.

Author:Carol Clendenning
Email: clenden@humboldt1.com
Mailing address: 1335 Virginia Way
Arcata, CA 95521

Query: My mother was a Moore, Virginia Moore from Eureka, KS. born 1916. Her father was Roy A. Moore from Eureka born 1884. His father was Philip Marshall Moore born 1835 in Henry Co., Indiana. His father was William Moore born in 1812 in Ohio. We think his father was Samuel Moore and he was a Quaker that lived in North Carolina before moving to Ohio. Does anyone have anything about a Samuel Moore that moved to Ohio from North Carolina before 1812? I have more information on Philip Moore's brothers and sisters and his other children if anyone is interested.

Author:Carolyn Moore
Subject:RE: MOORE
Email: cm1754@aol.com
Mailing address:6509 Jamesville Dr., Tampa, Florida 33617

Query:Father, George Nash Moore,Jr., born 1917,raised in South Carolina,his parents,George Nash Sr. and Carrie. 7 brothers and sisters. Home was in Laurens, South Carolina. Brother, Marion still lives there. Have been searching for any information on my fathers family.

Subject:RE: MOORE
Laverl Hilyard
776 EAST Rosedale Dr.
East Alton,ILL.62024
E-MAIL laverlhilyard@hotmail.com
Querry. Iam searching the family of Josephus
and Carthenia Hobbs Moore.Josephus was born
1839 in Providence Hopkins Co.Ky.He and
Carthenia were married Oct.9,1867 at Bushnell,ILL. They had 4 children. Ida Maude
b.july 19, 1868 in Ill.Harry L. Moore b.Aug.6,1871 ILL. ; Windell May b.Feb.17,1874
In Kans.;and Lee H. b.Feb.27,1876 Kans.
Josephus was in civil war enlisting in Greenfield, ILL. He died 21st. of Jan.1906 is
burried at Shawnee Mission Ks.One dau. may have been called May Etter or Atter, and the other may be Maude Young . Any one knowing about their grandchildren or Great gandchildren. Please write..I have some family genealogy ,I would like to exchange .
Josephus was a brother to my Great Grandmother Apsala ann Moore Quarton. Thanks.

Author:Aaron L Gardner
Email: gardners2@prodigy.net
Mailing address: 8000 W Crestline Ave. #124

Looking for relitives to a Frederick Gardner. He lived in I believe to be Crawfod Co. Wisconsin.
Author:Jon Gluvna
Mailing address: 4121 W.227 Fiarview Park,OH 44126
Query: any info on families name or background

Mailing address:

Looking for any Mayfield familes in Sedgewick Co. area . 1850 - 1900.
Author:James L. Lowary
Email: jlowary@mail.coin.missouri.edu
Mailing address: 9071 N. Hartley Rd., Hallsville, MO 65255

Query: Looking for a Charles H. NORTH, who was born on 15 Apr 1843. He died on 17 Jul 1913.
He married Melissee(?) WAGNER as born on 10 Jul 1852. She died on 19 Jan 1944.

Charles H. NORTH and Melissee WAGNER had the following children:

Hattie NORTH born: 29 Mar 1874 in Kansas;
married: William M. ALLISON on 22 Jun 1893 in Bowling Green, Missouri. William M. ALLISON was born in Sep 1859 in Missouri;
died: 12 Sep 1958 in Hannibal, Marion Co., Missouri.

George NORTH.

or any info on this family would be appreciated. They could be from Osage tribe as it was reported that Hattie was full blood Osage.


-- Jim Lowary

Author:Susan B. Rule
Email: sbrule@hotmail.com
Mailing address: 351 Tynebridge, Houston, TX 77024

Query: Dempsey K. RULE, Sr., married Mahala MOUDY in 1891 in Cherokee Co., KS. Mahala MOUDY was married to John S. MOUDY shown in 1880 census at Galena, Cherokee Co., KS. Looking for information on MOUDY Family.

Author:Susan B. Rule
Email: sbrule@hotmail.com
Mailing address: 351 Tynebridge, Houston, TX 77024

Query: Dempsey K. RULE, Jr. married Jessie Matilda DAVIS GAMBILLE of Ft. Scott, KS. in 1906 in Pawnee Co., OK. I am looking for information on this GAMBILLE family. I believe Jessie's husband was an ex-union soldier at Ft. Scott, D. J. GAMBILLE, Private Co. F. 17 KY Calv, Mollmouth, KS.

Author:Susan B. Rule
Email: sbrule@hotmail.com
Mailing address: 351 Tynebridge
Houston, Texas 77024
Query: I am trying to find information on RULE family. Dempsey K. RULE moved to Neosho Co., KS 1865, then Sheridan Twp, Cherokee Co. KS 1870-1877. Between 1877 and 1892 his family moved back and forth between KS and MO. Children: Alta C. (1864 IL), Thomas (1867 KS), Chatherine/Katie (1869 KS), Nellie (1873 KS), Lilly Jane/Lila (1874 KS), Dempsey K. (1877 MO), Schuyler (1879 MO).

Author:Joe Chrisman
Email: bigjoec@horizon.hit.net
Mailing address: Joe Chrisman
RR#2 Box 229
Winfield, Ks. 67156
Seeking information on all CHRISMAN families that lived or are presently living in Kansas.
My GGGrandfather Isaac"Ike"Chrisman left Wayne Co. Ky in 1880, arrived in Ks in 1884, settled near Sedan Ks.
Born in 1840 in Wayne Co. Ky, the son of George Clinton and Jenneta Rogers Chrisman. Several of Isaac's brothers and sisters also moved to Kansas.
Any info would be very much appreciated!
Author:Judy Maskey
Email: jmaskey@mocty.com
Mailing address:

Query: Harry J. Ayers-Elizibeth Reichmann
from St. Louis, Mo.

Author:Will iam Blankenship
Subject:RE: Ayers
Email: blankenshipw@nassau.navy.mil
Mailing address:

Query: Was just wanting some informaiton on the Ayers family. It is my mothers maden name.

Author:Judy Maskey
Email: jmaskey@mocty.com
Mailing address:

Query: Fred Tamme from the St. Louis,
Mo. area. Wife Bertha Hulsey. Children
Fred, Norman and Edna

Author:Janet Weeks
Subject:Charles COPE THOMPSON
Email: JCW222@aol.com
Mailing address:217 Tillman, Rogersville,Mo.65742

Query: Charles COPE THOMPSON and his wife, Matilda MESSENGER THOMPSON, left Marion Co., Ohio to make a homestead in Allen Co., KS. 1869. He was my gggrandfather; his son, Homer THOMPSON, was born the next year. Homer married Lydia MYERS, d/o John White MYERS(who later went to claim a homestead in Pawnee Co., Okla.
I read in an old genealogy newsletter that Kansas offered pioneer and homestead certificates for that relative to the descendant who gave their relationship to that person. I am wondering whether they still do that?
Can someone please answer my query and let me know where I would send proof? JCW222@aol.com
Author:Helen E. Bortz
Subject:RE: Charles COPE THOMPSON
Email: webmaster
Mailing address:

Query: Certificates for Kansas Settlers information may be obtained by sending a #10 SASE to Kansas Council of Genealogical Societies, P.O. Box 3858, Topeka, KS 66604-6858

Author:Juanita Alloway
Mailing address: 855 Greenway Ct.
Derby KS 67037-2816

Query: John ALLOWAY STRANGE (1727-1811) lived Fluvanna Co. VA; two wives, Ann MITCHELL and Mildred BARNETT, at least twelve children, some of whom used ALLOWAY STRANGE as surname, others used only ALLOWAY when they migrated from VA. My brick wall is names of John ALLOWAY STRANGE's parents and his birthplace. Have much info which will share.

Author:Joyce Wilson
Mailing address:

I have a John Strange Dill I am looking for information on. His father was Samuel Dill and his mother's name is unknow. I know its a long shot but I wonder if He is named for her father. Would your family of Strange have a daughter who married a Dill? thanks!
Author:Juanita Alloway
Subject:HAMPTON - middle 1800's to 1900
Mailing address: 855 Greenway Ct.
Derby KS 67037-2816

Query: Looking for info on parents of Levi HAMPTON (c.1853-1882) who was my great grandfather. He was (b) OH, (m) Clara E. STIDGER, Gallia Co. OH, moved to Jefferson Co. IA by 1877, died 1882, age 28. 1870 Meigs Co. OH census says parents were James and Sarah HAMPTON....need death dates of both. Also need any info on Moses HAMPTON and wife, Hannah, in Trumbull Co. OH. Moses (b) 1762, (d) 1825 - who were parents?

Author:Juanita Alloway
Subject:EHRMAN/EHRMANN, Erie Co. NY, Milwaukee Co. WI
Mailing address: 855 Greenway Ct.
Derby KS 67037-2816

Query: My 2nd gr grandfather, Florence/Florenz EHRMAN(N) born Alsace Lorraine, c. 1812-15, was in Erie Co. NY by 1830; married Magdalena Fisher Oct 1840. Need names of children, also names of other wives. He enlisted in IL troops 1862 in Stephenson Co. IL, papers say he was "single"; lived in "National Home" (now V.A.) until his death Sept 1889. Need verification of name of birthplace, believed to have been in departement of Moselle.

Author:Juanita Alloway
Subject:STIDGER, Emily FOX (c.1832-1896)
Mailing address: 855 Greenway Ct.
Derby KS 67037-2816

Query: My 2nd gr grandmother, Emily (FOX) STIDGER was born and married in OH; after death of husband, Geo. STIDGER IN 1875, left Meigs Co. OH. By late 1880's she was living in Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory, in Atoka Co. Died 8-1896; need proof, names of children, any information on STIDGER, especially those with ties to OH.
Will share my info.
Author:Jo Gottman
Email: jgottman@mci2000.com
Mailing address:2334 Yellowstone, Bryan, Tx 77803

Query:I am researching the family of Christian and Charlotte GOTTMANN who moved to Wyandotte County, listed the first time on the 1870 census. They had children born in Pennsylvania: John born 1847, Levinia born 1848, Samuel born 1851, Mary Catherine born and died 1853, Levi born 1856, Henry born 1858 and Emma born 1865. I know that John married Margaret Walters in Fayette County Pennsylvania, moved to Wyandotte County with Christian then later moved to Florence in Marion County, Ks. I also know that Emma married Jacob Lillich and raised their family in the Turner area of Wyandotte County. Levi was a Baptist Minister, married Kittie. He passed away at 43 years and is buried in Highland Cemetery in Ottawa, Ks. I have not found Levinia's family as yet but I do know that she married a Devor(e) and that she was sold land in Marion County. I have not found information on Henry who was married to Mary E.? Please if anyone has even a shred of information I would love to have it and maybe I can have a starting point.

Author:Sandy DeLauretis
Email: ziggy@sktc.net
Mailing address:

Query: looking for information on Svante LUNDEEN's parents and siblings. He was born in Gardserum Sweden in Feb. 14 1857 and died in McPherson Kansas in 1945.

Author:Gail Willett
Email: cgwillet@inreach.com
Mailing address: 3095 Garner Lane, Clearlake, CA 95422

Query: Looking for descendents of George Bargdall WINANS and Sarah Adelia Buzbee who were married in Jefferson Co. KS in 1873 and had 10 children there. George died in Jefferson Co. in 1901 & Sarah in 1923. I'll be in Kansas June 13 for about 1 week and would like to make contact and exchange information.

Author:Myrna Wells
Email: mwells@swbell.net

Query: Researching for my gfa, Joe Lee Parsons. B abt 1871, in Kansas. Possibly father came from England. Joe moved to OK, working for Railroad in later 1890's/1900. Need to find parents, siblings, other relatives, dates, etc. Thanks

Author:Fred E. Schnoke
Email: kick@ott.net
Mailing address: Ottawa, KS. 66067

looking for any known schnoke's.
Author:Donna J Woods
Email: DWoods4267@aol.com
Mailing address:4480 S Meridian, #235, Wichita, KS 67217

Theodore and Lycurgas DUNLAP and families are listed in the 1870 Sedgwick County Census. Would like to share information with other family members.
Author:Helen E. Bortz
Email: webmaster
Mailing address: 214 South Delos
Haysville, KS 67060-1719

Query: Catherine Adaline WUNDERLICH, b Feb. 1, 1814, Austria; m John ROGLER, 1830, Asch, Austria; d May 23, 1880, Matfield Green, Chase Co., KS. Seeking info on any siblings and her ancestors.


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