Barton Co., KS Queries
Oct - Nov. 1996 QUERIES
From: Eileen Davis My family's surname is Matzek. They settled in Barton County in 1891, having sailed from Moravia via Bremen, Germany. My name is Eileen Matzek Davis and I am a great-granddaughter of Anton Matzek II who settled near Ellinwood. 
From:Robert R Sneed Clarence Richard Sneed Everett Sneed 
From:Toni Maes Krummenacker Rice and Barton and Rush Counties I am looking for relatives of Christopher Maes, civil war vet.,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 
From:Victoria Featherstone I'm interested in finding out anything about my father's side of my family (my parents were divorced when I was eight, and I was considerably cut off from my father's family as a result). His name was Bobby L. Curry (he died in 1972). His father (my grandfather) was Leslie V. Curry. His mother (my grandmother) was Glenda Barngrover. Any information, leads, help would be greatly appreciated. 
From: JThomp  I am looking for information on the SCHECK and RAHM (ROEHM, ROHM) surnames. Both families migrated from the Russian Volga river region to Barton County from 1895-1900. Heinrich and Katherine SCHECK had children named Solomon, Mollie, Marie, Martha, Dan, Abe, Ben, Herman, and Bertha. Heinrich and Katherine RAHM had children named Suzie, John, Mary, Emilie, Christine, Henry, Dan, and Fred. Any info would be helpful. Please e-mail. 
From: Ed Susank Seeking information on descendants of the SUSANK family. Anthony and Mary SUSANK and James and Anna SUSANK moved from Creston, IA to Union Township with their children about 1888. Each had 6 or 7 children. Have records that I will share but also have lost track of some of the descendants 
From: Sheila Brennan HIGGENBOTHOM. I am looking for information and decendants of Benjamin B. HIGGENBOTHOM and wife, Mary. They lived in Barton Co. in 1800 and in Longton, Elk Co. in 1900. In 1900, Benjamin is listed as 81 years old and Mary as 78 years old and Benjamin is listed as a United Brethern Minister. One daughter, Molinda, married Allen Dunlop. Are Benjamin & Mary buried in Elk Co.? What was Mary's maiden name? 
From: Leonard Meyer Looking for information on August Meyer. Lived in Great Bend and Barton County from 1875 to 1905. Was buried in Great Bend in 1918. Wife's maiden name was Josephine Yuttner 
From: Joy Friedland I am researching the surnames Scheck (Heinrich and Katherine) - children named Mollie, Solomon, Abe, Dan, Martha, Ben, Herman, and Bertha. Also the surname Rahm (also spelled Roehm, Rohm). Both families migrated from the Saratov region in Russia to Barton and Rush counties in about 1900. Any information would be helpful. Please e-mail. 
From: Joy Friedland In RUSH, BARTON, or NESS Counties: I am searching for SCHECK and RAHM (Roehm, Rohm) surnames. Both families migrated from the Volga River region of Russia in 1895-1900. They settled in Otis, Hoisington, and Bazine. 
From: Michael LaFaver Hi -- Looking for any information about a branch of the LaFaver Family located in the Hoisington, KS area. Have lots of information about the family from Eastern PA. Any information would be appreciated! 
From: victoria (curry) featherstone I'm looking for any information regarding the "roots" of my father's side of my ancestry. My paternal grandparents' names were Les Curry and Glenda Barngrover (Curry). Thanks so much 
From: Donna Martin KIVETT, Jewell Co, KS I'm looking for a James Kivett, father of Aldus Kivett. Aldus was b. 1890 (probably KS), d. 1988 in Blackwell, Kay Co., OK. I think James migrated to KS (before 1890), possibly from IN, and he may have died in Jewell Co. and been buried there. Son Aldus left KS and died in OK, but he was buried in Haviland, Kiowa Co, KS. Who was the wife of James Kivett, did James migrate to KS alone or with siblings and/or his parents? When and where was he born, when and where did he die? I am looking for any and all Kivetts in KS, 1850s to date, particularly in Butler, Barton, Kiowa, Sedgwick and Jewell Counties. 
From: Jerry Harris I have extensive records, and would he happy to share them, on the following Barton County families: Chappel, Dodge, Harris, Kepple. 
From: Mary Ogle I am searching for any information on Ben and Maybelle (Barker) Ogle. Ben had a brother named Frank. Maybelle had a cousin named Viola Gilman. Ben and Maybelle lived in Albert, Kansas for many years. 
From: Janis Foley I am looking for information on my gggrandfather Joseph Oliver POTTS. In 1876 JOSEPH POTTS and his family moved to Barton Co. from Harrison Co. Indiana. JOSEPH POTTS and MARY CATHERINE (THOMPSON) POTTS had 11 children. Their youngest daughter, OLIVE ROSETTA POTTS was my ggrandmother. She married THOMAS NEWTON MICHAEL in 1893. They had 11 children also. My grandmother GOLDIA ESTHER MICHAEL was born in Dundee Feb. 15, 1905. She married my grandfather ARTHUR JOSEPH BROWN in Dundee on Sept. 3, 1921. 
From: Alice Windle Erastus H. Lacy born 7-3-1869 St. Louis, MO to unknown parentts died 11-28-1947 Great Bend, KS. Married Rosa Fay Grow born 12-25-1880 Barton Co, KS to Edwin H. Grow & Sarah Rosyanah Powell. Children: (1) Chester Lacy born 8-22-1903 & died 4-1971 Great Bend, KS; married date & place unknown Venus Irene Clouse; (2) Virgil Ivan Lacy born 3- 31-1905 Stafford Co, KS & died 5-19-1975 Parson, KS; married 1-2-1927 Great Bend, KS, Nellie Viola Sprague; (3) Rosa Fay Lacy born 2-15-1907 & died 12-20-1983; married Alfred Edward Arnold & Robert L. Johnson; (4) Opal Lacy born 1909 &died 1985; married Mr. Clouse & Walter Horine; (5) Erastus Lacy born abt 1911 married Lorene Johnson; (6) Gail Leonard Lacy born 7-18-1916 in Stafford Co, KS & died 12-5-1987 Fresno, CA; married Lola Unknown & Mary Elizabeth Johnson. Searching for all descendents of this & related families to include information on living & deceased members. Obituaries, cemetery records, marriage, birth & death records. Thank you. Alice Windle 
From: Fred McKenzie Barton County, KS. Seeking info re Florence Peterson, died around 1900 in Barton County, KS. She was a child around 6 or 7 years of age. Mother Sarah M. Peterson, Father Fred Peterson. Need actual date of birth, date of death and where buried 
From: Nancy Lohbrunner Eli BOWMAN was b 1841 in OH, he died 1896 in Reno Co KS and is buried in Barton Co KS, his wife was Henrietta BARRETT b 1848 in PA, is buried in Barton Co KS 1929. Their children were Dora Bowman who m A. Bert Cook, Mary d young, Jesse d young, Cyrus d young, Leona d young, Will Bowman who m Dove Gere, Myron who m Jessie Cutshaw and Minola Bowman who m Sherman Miller. Any information on any of these appreciated. 
From: Martha Lutgen Looking for any information Herthel, Francis Dora, moved from Boston or Roxbury MA to Claflin in the 1880s Francis tried farming and helped build the railroad, Children Albert, My GGrandfather, Frank Oscar, Emil and Talitha. Looking for any history of Claflin. I have been there and I don't know why they chose to settle here. Forgot to include my infoormation Martha Lutgen, Rt1 Box 132C Bate's City, Mo 64011 E-Mail Address MLUTGEN51 
From: Chuck Gibson William Carroll Gibson died 4/29/1877 Barton Co. Kansas, James Lane Gibson Married in St. John, Stafford Co. Kansas to Isola L. Ballou, Myrtle Ann Gibson Born 12/11/1887 in Seward, Stafford Co. Kansas died 2/9/1889 Great Bend, Kansas Need some one to look up obit. for William Carroll Gibson who died 4/29/1877 in county. Family history has it he is listed in a local history book as helping build Great Bend by hauling lumber. Any information would be Welcomed. Trying to find information on what cemetery and who his parents were. 
From: Beth DEAL- My ancestor is Jacob Louis DEAL b 1843 PA; d 21 Apr 1911 Barton County, KS m Lucy Magdalena BROMLEY b 27 Jul 1851 Oak Harbor, OH; d Barton County, KS 05 Nov 1913 Jacob came to settle in Barton County abt 1875 as did his brother Peter. 10/96 
From: Marlin V. Bryant Will be happy to exchange what I have on all Barton County families. My cross-referenced data base exceeds 73,000 entries and includes many Barton County marriage, birth, death , federal and state census and family tree references. Surnames of my greatest personal interest are BRYANT, POHLMAN AND SCHREPEL. My great-grand parents were James Perry and Harriet Brown Bryant & John and Anna Schrepel Pohlman, all homesteading in Ellinwood, Kansas in 1880's.Many of my direct relation still reside in Barton County. -11/96 
From: David R. Heise Sun Nov 3 01:26:42 1996 Would like to find out about Julianne Marie Wagner who married Richard Arthur Earl 15 September 1969 in Reno, Washoe County, NV. They are reported to have had a child and divorced in November 1971. I need Julianne birth date and place, her parent's names; and the child's name, birth date and place. Richard was born in Great Bend. Julianne was from Barton County, KS and was reported to have moved back there, with the child, pending the finalization of the divorce. I am a first cousin to Richard and working on our family tree. 
From: Terry Thomas Sat Aug 10 12:04:50 1996 seeking info on ancestors and siblings of: James Asa Walker b; 11/09/1871 in Kansas (no town or county known) parents; W.P. Walker and Rhoda Stroud (both of Mo.) d; 8/29/1926 in Decatur, Tx.
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