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Frank and Mary Bardot

by Nellie Bardot

Frank & Mary Bardot, wedding photograph. Courtesy of Buddy M. Bardot.


Frank & Mary Bardot, wedding photograph.

Courtesy of Buddy M. Bardot.

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Frank and Mary Bardot came to Comanche County from Newton, Kansas, in 1917. Frank was a farmer; he worked for the Ollers and also in the Ford garage when they moved to Coldwater in 1922.

Frank was born in Bronx county, New York, in 1888 to Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Von Deezelski. In his early teens, he changed his name to Frank Bardot, and came to Otis, Kansas, where he met and married Mary Krestine.

Mary (Mable) was born in Austria in 1890. She came to the United States as a small child with her mother, Annie, who later married Frank Krestine at Otis, Kansas. The Krestines lived on a farm near Otis. All the buildings are still standing are are made from native stone.

Frank and Mary Bardot had four children: Irene, Clarence and Kenneth, twins, and Margaret Winn.

In 1942, Mary Bardot moved to California.

Comanche County History, page 231.


NOTE: Frank Bardot and Mable were listed in the 1910 Census as farm hand and household servant in the household of Fedinand & Minnie Schenk. Barton Roll 432, book 2, page 32.

Also see:

Clarence and Nellie Bardot

Obituary: Irene Bardot


WWI Draft Registration card for Frank John Bardot of Coldwater, Comanche County, Kansas.
Draft Registration card: Frank John Bardot of Coldwater, Comanche County, Kansas.

United States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M1509, 4,582 rolls.


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