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Aley(2), Bowen, Boyd(2), Brewer, Caray, Cunningham, Edwards(2), Featherby, Fisher, Ginn, Hagerman, Haley, Hammond, Hanlen, Hicks, Hoffman, Isaiah, Kesner, Landis, Lawson(2)(3), Lett, McAvan, Miller(2), Mogge, Moody, Murray, Parmer, Paynter, Reber, Reed, Rimert, Ritter, Sawallisch, Selby, Settgast, Shamp, Shellenbarger, Sisters of St. Joseph hospital records, Steele, Teague, Tuxhorn, Van Fossen, Wagner, Walker(2), Ward, Watson, Weston

Author:Merle Palmer
Email: mpalmer@terraworld
Mailing address:

Query: I'm looking for any information about
Harvey Cunningham, ancesters or decendents.
Harvey was born in IN. in 1829 and died in Elk Co. Ks. 1917

Author:Kathy K Featherby Knorr
Email: kknorr@midusa.net
Mailing address: 322 E. Canal
Louisville,Ks 66450

Query: I would like to hear from any one who has this name.I know my great grandfather came to the US from England,and he was divorced in Welington Ks and I beleave his name was Joeseph?

Author:Melanie Sturm
Subject:Bowen, Glenn Edward
Email: melaniesarahemily@erols.com
Mailing address: 64 School St.
Coventry,CT 06238

Query: I am seeking info on my grandfather he was adopted when he was born or shortly after. He married Dorolis Smith in 1920-1930.
I know that he had 2sons and 2 natural daughters and 1 from her first marriage.Please anyone with any information give my and email. I want to find everything about him I can. Thank You!
Email: good@sequent.com
Mailing address:

Query: Teagues and Hughes from Robinson Kansas (Otto, Orval, Lloyd, Myrtle, Cornelius). Any information appreciated!

Author:Elizabethn Findley Fabritius
Subject:RE: Boyd
Looking for the family of Mary Boyd who immograted from Ireland in 1761 with her husbnd John Findley and infant son David Findley.


Author:Kathryn McCormick
Email: kazoo1999@worldnet.att.net
Mailing address: 2412 35th St
Lubbock, Tx 79412
Query:Searching for my grandfather(Leonard
Walter Boyd)history..believe his fathers name
to be Leonard Massa Boyd and his mothers to be Della Phene Raines...my grandfather aided
his parents when my mom (Mary Mildred Boyd)
was a girl..we think granddad was born in what used to Union Star, Mo.....can anyone
help me??? Thanks...

Author:Richard Hammond
Email: belquiza@nwlink.com
Mailing address:1555 Anacortes Ave. SE E118
Renton, Wa 98059

Query:Peter C. Hammond died late 1940's in Salina, Ks would like all info birth, family info if possible.
Author:jackie chadwick
Email: sandhollow@webtv.net
Mailing address: chadwicks 14421 Oasis Rd.
caldwell, ID. 83605

My grandmothers maiden name is Settgast. I
am trying to trace my roots alittle bit more.
Her full name is Amanda Marie Settgast. She
has 7 or 8 sisters & brothers. Maybe a
brother named Ralph. Area is around Kanas
city or juntion city. She married Edwin Holstrom & moved to California. They had three kids, Vivian Milton & Thelma If you have imformation please write or email me
Author:Lorie Andersen
Subject:The Brewer/Van Fossen Family from Gysum
Email: lorie@parkcity.net
Mailing address:8713 So 1700 E
Sandy Ut 84093

Query:I am searching for any information about the Brewer Family who lived in Gypsum. My mother's Fathers name is George Madison Brewer and her mothers name is Jenny Mae Van Fossen. My grandfather died about 1935 and is buried in the Gypsum cemetary my grandmother is buried there also.
Thank you in advance for any information that is available.
Lorie Andersen

Author:Michael J. Moody
Email: mjmoody@fgi.net
Mailing address: 417A Avondale Drive, Springfield, IL 62704-1426

Query: I'm looking for information on my great-grandfather William ? MOODY and other MOODY ancestors.

My father, Thomas Albert MOODY, was born in Pleasanton, KS (Linn County)in 1922. His father, Tom Oral MOODY, was born in Weir City, KS (Cherokee County) in 1899. His father's name was William ? MOODY and
his mother's name was Ellen HAYES. William and Ellen had 9 children: Tom, Thelma, Mildred, Edna, Ruby, Bob, William, Fred, and Allen Jackson.

Any information would be appreciated. Thank you.
Author:Patti Hanlen
Subject:Hanlen ancestry
Email: Patti.HAnlen@PSS.Boeing.com
Mailing address:500 W. Olympic Place #405
Seattle, WA 98119

Query:Where would I find info on the Hanlen family? My relatives lived primarily in Winfield beginning in the 1860's or 1880's Through the 1960's. My great granfather's name was John William hanlen and he married a Celia Hammond.

Thank you

Author:Ann Frambes
Email: annie@rosenet.net
Mailing address: 1395 old Homestead Rd. Oakland Oregon 97462

Query: Looking for info on Halleck Selby. He was given up for adoption by May Selby at 3 days old. Born at Willows Maternity Sanitarium in Kansas City Mo. Any info on May or Halleck (my grandfather and Great Grandmother) Thank you so much

Author:Cindy Z. McClaskey
Email: cindyzu@lesbois.com
Mailing address:720 18th Ave. So. Nampa, ID 83651

Query:info on grandparents: WAGNER, Adam & Mary Heil Wagner 1900-1950? married Russell Co. March 1913 Imigrated from Russia to Kansas.

Author:Bev Ogilvie
Email: jwo@unix.mail.virginia.edu
Mailing address:

Query:Joseph J. DANIELS/WESTON b. 28 April 1805 in England; lived near the Ninnescah River, Oxford, Sumner County, KS; m. Mary LAUBACH/ LOBACK b. 14 May 1829 in NC. Children: Ruth Ana Weston b. 30 May 1856 in Olney, IL, m. William Frederich VIEHMAN 23 July 1876 in Allendale, IL, d. 14 August 1914 in Orlando, FL.; James Weston, Joe Weston and Belle Weston. Looking for info on both parents and the four children. Mary LAUBACH is thought to be Native American adopted by Caucasian couple.

Author:barbara watson
Email: bmw@gbasin.net
Mailing address:3403 n. washburnville rd., Monroe, Utah 84754

Query:I am searching for information on my ancesters. ggrandfather was William W. Watson married to Parmelia Minor. Grandfather was Willilam Cain Watson married to Marianne (Anna) Coleman. Cane and Anna had 9 children. They were located in Cedarpoint, Chase county Kansas. I have a cousin Harold Watson who was living in Witchita Kansas. His father was my uncle, Ralph Watson brother of Ernest Watson, et.al. I would be grateful for ANY information on my family line.

Barbara Watson

Author:Alice Windle
Email: Atoodles@aol.com
Mailing address:
P.O. Box 639, Granite, OK 73547-0639
My mother's cousin died Saturday, May 9,1999. Could someone please type or send me a copy of his obituary? I would be happy to pay any expenses.

Irvin Lee Hicks, born 4-28-1920 Nowata, OK
died 5-9-1999 Wichita, KS. Wife Margarete.

Thank you.

Author:Galen L. Steele Jr
Email: GalenSteele@msn.com
Mailing address:

Query: I have a set of great-great grandparents buried in El Paso Cemetary in Derby, KS. Can anyone tell me the address for this cemetary?

Thank you

Author:Galen L. Steele Jr
Email: GalenSteele@msn.com
Mailing address:

Query: I also have a set of great-great grandparents buried in Kechi cemetary. Can anyone tell me the address for this cemetary?


Subject:ISAIAH NOV. 13,1905
Email: ROG1989103@AOL.COM
Mailing address:24928 BAYLEAF ST. MORENO VALLEY, CA. 92553


Email: onionring@blomand.net
Mailing address: 463 Winfree Rd.
McMinnville, Tenn. 37110
Query: I am looking for any information on a David W. Landis b.1909 in Stilwell Kansas.
This is all I know of my grandfather.

Author:Karen Ashcraft
Email: ashcraft@iamerica.net
Mailing address:6908 NW 129th ST, Oklahoma City, OK 73142-6018

Query: Am seeking parents of Mary Ann GINN, who moved to Kansas in 1886 & probably stayed until 1888. Mary Ann married a John Henry Grant in MO in 1890. The married couple returned to KS (1891 to 1902) & had 5 children in Arka, Republic Co.KS

Email: dhenders@mail.gcccd.cc.ca.us
Mailing address:

Query: Information re: George Mogge, born 23 Aug 1846 in Hessen, Germany. Married to Dorthea Marie Saffry Nehring in Wabaunsee Co. in 1879?

Email: dhenders@mail.gcccd.cc.ca.us
Mailing address:

Query: Information re: Frederic William Sawallisch, my grandfather, born 12 Oct. 1869 or 70? somewhere in Poland/Germany. He lived part of the time in Manhattan,KS.

Author:karen due
Email: kmurr@hotmail.com
Mailing address: p.o.box1101,catoosa,ok.74015

Query: im trying to find info about the murray's that lived in Columbus,Kansas around 1890 or before..my dads name was harold scott murray,had a sister,mildred and brother robert(bob).i think they had a furniture store..

Author:Brenda Kesner Hall
Email: jrhall6993@aol.com
Mailing address:

Query: I am trying to find information on the Kesner family who lived in Burlington in Coffey County

Author:Dale V. Shamp
Mailing address:RR 1, Box 1071, Federal Row, Farmington, Maine 04938

Query:Looking for Schamp, Shamp, Deschamp. Especially interested in all information on John Shamp from PENN. and born in 1700's or 1800's: one was married to Rachel. Stuck here on trying to make link into NJ and NY area.The Schamp names originated in Belgium circa 1600's.

Subject:RE: MILLER
Email: millerja1@prodigy.net
Mailing address:

Query: Looking for Jubal Aaron Miller of Indiana. married Goldie Pipes only child Robert Eugene Miller. Jubal's father was James H. Miller mother was FAVELLA AGNES BEEMAN. I have been looking for info on this line for more than a year and can't seem to find anything. HELP!

Author:Bob Stewart
Email: bstewart2@juno.com
Mailing address: 1805 SW Twin Creek Place
Blue Springs, MO 64015
Query: My GGGGG-grandfather Henry Miller was born in PA, moved to Augusta VA where he ran an Iron Works, and died in 1796. Some of his grandchildren came to Kansas, near LaCygne. I am interested in any information anyone might have about these Miller descendants, and hopefully any handed-down stories about Henry, who was Daniel Boone's best friend in childhood.

Author:Herbert Blair
Email: iiihmb@novagate.com
Mailing address: 16173 Dawnview
Spring Lake, Michigan 49456

Query:infornation on ancestors of Floyd Elmer Rimert born 2 June,1892 newton,KS. Twin Lloyd, parents Eurias Rimer and Ella Harding (Rumored to be related to warren G Harding}

Author:katherine willfong
Subject:Sisters of St. Joseph hospital records
Email: rkwillfong@Verm.rurilnet.org
Mailing address:
904 w. Main st.
hoopeston, il.60942
where are the medical record from Sisters of St.Joseph stored. the year in question is 1945 thankyou
Email: rkwillfong@Verm.rurilnet.org
Mailing address:
904 w. Main st
hoopeston,il. 60942
margaret lucile(turner)walker need to prove or disprove that margaret lucile walker
worked at sunflower ordance.1944-45 and may have lived in sunflower villiage or barricks
gave birth in witicha ks. feb 45.(this is a known fact)
returned to sunflower(?) until aug-sept 1945
need to comfirm that she was at sunflower ordance and her address. and where she went to after these dates.
Author:katherine willfong
Email: rkwillfong@Verm.rurilnet.org
Mailing address:
904 w. Main st.
hoopeston, il. 60942
seeking information on ray c, ward. worked at the sunflower ordance plant, may have lived in sunflower village. 1944-45-46. need to know where he and family went to after these dates. any and all information would be most welcomed.
Author:katherine willfong
Email: rkwillfong@Verm.rurilnet.org
Mailing address:
904 w main st.
hoopeston, il.60942
william c. walker. need to prove or disprove
that he lived and worked(?) on emporia st(?)in witicha ks. or surounding area, 1944-45-46. adresses, place of employment(s) telphone number and any other information would be most welcomened.
Author:marilyn marshall
Email: mama5546@aol.com
Mailing address: 1108 Otto Salina, KS 67401

Query: Looking for any information on my mothers relatives. Trying to create a tree for their 50th anniversary and can only go back to the 3rd generation on her side.
HARRY EDWARD REBER b.3-11-1869 d.6-5-1947
ELLA MILLER BROWN b.9-1-1867 d.12-3-1933
DANIEL SHOMBER b.10-10-1842 d.2-7-1910
MARIA BASHER b.5-29-1843 d.4-23-1918
CATHERINE G. MILLER b.10-21-1873
Any help would be much appreciated.

Author:Fred Lenger
Email: flenger@usxchange.net
Mailing address: 2952 Green Meadow Drive #8, Jenison, MI 49428

Query: Searching for place of birth for Zerah (possibly Zeriah) Zequiel HAGERMAN. Born June 20, 1888, in Linden/Lynden, Kansas. Could be a typo for Lyndon, Osage County, but I need verification. Passed away January 30, 1930, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Father was Charles, also born in Linden. This was the spelling on death certificate signed by Zerah's wife, Margaret.

Zerah "Rip" Hagerman played baseball for the Topeka White Sox of the Western Association in 1908; the Chicago Cubs of the National League in 1909; the Lincoln (Nebraska) Railsplitters of the Western League, 1910-12; the Portland Beavers of the Pacific Coast League in 1913 and 1916; and the Cleveland Indians of the American League in 1914-15.

One baseball source from the early 1900s identified place of birth "Lynden, Sumner County, Kan." This would rule out Osage County, but death certificate filled out by his spouse might be more reliable, except for spelling.

I find no record of either Linden or Lynden in Kansas. There was a London in Sumner County, but that would not explain why spouse twice stated "Linden" for place of birth for Zerah and Charles.

Can anyone help? Thank you.

Author:Galen L. Steele Jr
Email: GalenSteele@msn.com
Mailing address:

Query: My great-great grandparents I believe are buried in Rose Hill, KS. Can anyone verify it for me. Their names are:
Merit Laven Lawson B abt 1845 in KY D abt May 1924, in Rose Hill KS
Elizabeth Ellen Lawson B May 1856 KY D abt 1937 Rose Hill, KS. any confirmations on dates and Location of burial would be greatly appreciated.

Author:Galen L. Steele Jr
Subject:RE: Lawson
Email: GalenSteele@msn.com
Mailing address:

Query: Sorry about the mistake, my great-grandparents are buried in El Paso cemetary in Darby,KS. Can anyone tell me the address to this cemetary??

Author:Leanne D. Martin
Email: martin3@concentric.net
Mailing address:

Query: Daniel Paynter was born in Tamerton, Cornwall, England on 4-26-1834, and died in Alton, Osborne, Kansas on 11-26-1887. His father was John Thomas Paynter, and he had a son named James Franklin Paynter. Any information would be appreciated!

Author:Linda Hansel
Email: lwhgeneo@aol.com
Mailing address: 6635 Veteran's Dr.
Cedar Hill, Mo. 63016

Researching all Tuxhorn families. My direct line is August Tuxhorn & Elizabeth Birkenbuel. Have one book done and working on updates. Please share your work and I will do the same. Linda
Author:Yvonne Whittemore
Email: evonwhit@home.com

Mailing address: 2030 Darlington Ct., ElCajon CA 92019

Query: Looking for information on family of Jacob Shellenbarger b 1806 NC m Sophia b 1806 IN, children: Lucy, Daniel b 1843 m Miranda M Breese 1868 NE, Sarah, Joseph, William. Lived in IA, Gage Co NE, MO KS. Gladly share information.

Author:Yvonne Whittemore
Email: evonwhit@home.com

Mailing address: 2030 Darlington Ct

El Cajon, CA 92019

Query: Looking for information about Charles and Mary HALEY m 1836 Lincoln Co KY and son John HALEY b 1844 Lincoln Co KY, m Solona WILKERSON lived in Galena, Cherokee Co, KS late 1800's to 1920, died 1928 Jasper Co, Joplin, MO Happy to exchange information

Author:Barbara Howard
Subject:CARAY, Norman W./ Marion W.
Mailing address:

Query:Norman Wesley Caray born Feb. 19,1896 in Chatauqua Kansas. Marion Warren Caray, born Dec. 12, 1916 in Devon Kansas. Looking for information regarding the birth of my great-grandfather and my grandfather.
Author:Mary Ann Jones
Mailing address: ggrandmsCookie@msn.com
Query: Am seeking LETT families in Kansas during the 1800s'. Learned there is a LETT Burial site in Montgomery Co., KS & need to know who is buried there. I know of only one LETT in KS - Moses Preston Lett, born abt 1840 in TN, & who was living in Belle Plain,Sumner Co.,KS 1878. Thanks for any help.

Author:Cathi Weber
Subject:Parmer, Hoffman
Email: cweber531@aol.com
Mailing address: 1381 104th Lane, Mpls, MN 55433

Query: I am looking for Charles Benjamin PARMER and his wife Sarah Grace HOFFMAN in Wichita KS between 1928 and 1935. Can someone Please help me find a marriage record or city directory or any other information about them?

Email: vhfcef1@aol.com
Mailing address:

Query:Carl William McAvan born in Chariton County, Missouri. Married to Marcella Eva Ritter. She was born in 1919 in Junction City, KS. Her parents are Harry Ritter and Eva Edwards.

Mailing address:

Query:Harry Ritter married to Eva Edwards had a daughter Marcella Eva Ritter born 1919 in Junction City, KS

Mailing address:

Query: Eva Edwards married to Harry Ritter. Had a daughter Marcella Eva Ritter born 1919 in Junction, KS.

Author:Elizabeth Findley Fabritius
Subject:RE: Edwards
b1fab2@aol.comLooking for info on Hannah Edwards 1798-1849/50?


Author:Dennis Aley
Email: d.a.aley@worldnet.att.net
Mailing address: 14727 43 Ave NE #66
Marysville, WA 98271

Query: Information on Thomas V. Reed, 1837-1860. Married Cythia Ann Maulsby. Information Maulsby also.

Author:Dennis Aley
Email: d.a.aley@worldnet.att.net
Mailing address:14727 43 Ave NE #66
Marysville, WA 98271

Query: Any information on Aley's. Also looking for information Sitcer, sisters, Hanna married Jacob Henry Aley and Mary Ann married William Dennis Aley. J.H. and W.d. were brothers.

Author:Bill Pennington
Subject:RE: Aley
Email: billpenn@swbell.net
Mailing address:

Query: Jacob H. Aley, along with wife Hanna, Treva, father Electus, Madison, Claude, Cora and Omrah are all buried in Section A, Lot 44, in Maple Grove Cemetery, Wichita, KS.

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