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Absolem MENDENHALL was born in 1834 in Oregon, MO. I am looking for his brothers and sisters and any other MENDENHALL family who lived in Holt County, MO. Also looking for the family of Benjamin Franklin MENDENHALL who died in 1891 in Mound City, MO. Any assistance appreciated. Sherry Fleischer
Looking for LOUCKS, WAMPLER, KUNKEL, FLINN and FORNEY in Holt County, Missouri. Any help appreciated. Terry Loucks Rutledge
Seeking information on my GGGrandfather Henry VIETS (VIETZ) whose last known residence was in Lincoln Township in Holt County on the 1920 Missouri census, at age 73. Specifically looking for death notices or obituaries that would list family members. His wife is Marie (Maria) VIETS. They had a daughter Emma and son Henry. Emma (my GGrandmother) had a daughter, Francis VIETS NESTLER (my grandmother) who lived with Henry and Marie until age 18 when she married. (Emma's whereabouts unknown) Perhaps a local German newspaper of that time would have information. If you know of any such newspaper, please contact me. Any information on any of the people listed would be great. Thanks! Paula Nyman
James and Marie (NAUMAN) HOUSDEN had 3 daughters; Catherine, who married Abraham JUDY in 1829 in Shenandoah County, VA; Susan, who married George KITE in 1835 in Page County, VA; and Rebecca, who married Samuel GRIFFITH in 1839 in Page County, VA. Each of these, the KITE, JUDY and GRIFFITH families, subsequently moved to Holt County, MO. Seeking any information regarding these families and their descendants. Thank you. Vicky Drake
I am looking for information on John Marion WATKINS, born in 1858 at Starfield (Grower), Clinton County, MO. He married Martha Jane Harris in 1882. Their children were Jesse Reed WATKINS, William Edward WATKINS, Louis Hickman WATKINS, Iva Eda WATKINS, Oliver Murrell WATKINS, and James Wilbur WATKINS. John Marion's parents were Benjamin Riley WATKINS and Loucinda PIKE. The children were born in Atchison and Holt counties in MO. I have some information, but would like to get more on this family. Thank you. Diane Fonzi
My grandmother, Hattie ISOM, was born 23 August 1890 in Holt County. Her parents were James ISOM, born in 1844, and Ollie ROLAND born in 1868. They were probably married sometime between 1884 and 1888. They had a son born before my grandmother. He died childless. Ollie died 26 July 1897. James died about seven years later. My grandmother married Alfred Elmer SNELL. They met either in Missouri or Iowa and were married either place. James ISOM had a sister who married a PEELER and they had a son named John. The PEELER's live in Fremont County, Iowa now. This is the scanty info that I have. (not like the rest of the family, some back to the 1500's). HELP! Wilma J. Kelly
Looking for any information on Jonas SLONIKER, born in 1841 in IN and Melissa THORNTON, born in 1851 in Gentry County, MO. They were known residents of Mound City, Holt County, MO. Parents of Jonas unknown. Any help appreciated. Teri Cleaveland
My great-grandfather was Homer Douglas PEARCE, born 21 August 1881 in Maitland, Holt County, MO. He married Berth Mabel DONOVAN in 1903 and died 10 January 1940 in Seligman, MO. The only info I have regarding his parents are their names: Abram (Abraham) PEARCE and Julia KUNKLE. Any help regarding this line appreciated. Janet Dawes
Am trying to find information on my LUNSFORD family who came to MO in 1835. They settled in St. Francois, Madison, Holt and surrounding counties. Several children of my GGGrandparents, William LUNSFORD and his wife Rachel WALKER, settled in Holt County. They included my great-grandfather, George W. LUNSFORD, who married Margaret Ann BOYD in Forest City, MO on 12 Sep 1875. Daughters of my GGGrandparents married into the PENNY, TURNEY, KING, PILKINGTON and TURNHAM families. Thank you. Pat Overton
I am trying to find information on Hiram N. UPTON. He married Sarah MOSS between 1860-1866, probably in Holt County, MO. Any information on this family would be wonderful. He is my ggg grandfather. R. Combs
Looking for a Samuel COX, born circa 1850, who had two daughters, Laura Inex COX (1870-1954) and Nellie COX. Laura married a John Wilburn JONES (1870-1945) and moved to California. Any help? Cheri Astrahan
Seeking information concerning my HART family. Given names, Elisha, Margaret, Elizabeth and others. They moved to Holt County between 1850-1860 and as far as I know stayed in the area. Thank You. Bev
I am looking for anyone that knows anything about Isaac A. IDDINGS, born 1854 near Richville, Holt County, MO and died in 1932. He married Francis E. DEBORD in 1878. She was born 3 August 1859 in Illinois and died 23 April 1951. They are both buried at Maitland, Holt County, MO. Isaac's brother Frank IDDINGS married Francis' sister Lillian Mary DEBORD. I am trying to verify information on Francis' and Lillian's father Daniel H. DEBORD who married Louisa BROWN. Any help would be appreciated. Leona Simonini
Searching for information regarding a Phoebe IRWIN who died in Holt Co., MO about 1861. Thank you. Marion Smith
Looking for info regarding Jo Annie HALL, who was born 2 Dec 1890 in Holt County, MO. Researching the HALL, HOLLCROFT and BURKETT families. Thanks. Brenda Rodgers
I'm looking for the descendants of the John TURNEY family of Holt County, Missouri. John was born in 1838 in Indiana and died in Holt County, MO. He was married to a Drucilla ? in MO. Pat Overton
I am looking for any info on my gggrandparents who may have died in Holt Co., MO abt 1875-1885. Charles CORNING, b. 1850's OH (riverboat captain) and Martha "Jane" (CAMBRIDGE) CORNING both died leaving three orphan daughters: Lizzie CORNING, Mandy CORNING and Letitia "Belle" CORNING, b. 1866/67 Iowa City, Johnson County, IA (my ggrandmother). They were all "farmed out" to separate families (possibly at church) and never reunited. Letitia Belle CORNING was living in Mound City, Holt Co., MO in 1884. Any and all info greatly appreciated as I do not know the circumstances of Charles and Jane's death or what happened to Mandy and Lizzie. It was said that Martha "Jane" CORNING was last heard of around St. Joseph abt 1877-78. Thank you. Terry Tindall
Annie K. STREET, b. 19 May 1876, and her younger brother were put into an orphanage in St. Joseph, MO when she was five. Her brother was Charles STREET; an older brother, George, b. abt 1876, did not go to the orphanage. Annie was adopted by Stephen T. and Nannie Caldwell LUCAS on 6 April 1888 in Forest City, Holt County, MO and her name was changed to Nannie S. LUCAS. Annie never found her brothers and now her 87 year old daughter would like to find them in her mother's memory. I would appreciate any help. Thanks. Joy Miller
My husbands grandfather was Francis Marion SALING who was born 27 Sep 1875 in Forest City, Holt County, MO. I am looking for any family links. Thank you. Rochelle E. Saling
Searching for Baisel RITCHISON (RICHARDSON) and his wife Mary JONES, parents of Fred RITCHISON (RICHARDSON). After the death of Baisel, Mary married a Tom McCALL of Hamburg, Iowa. Fred was born in 1881 and his father died when he was about 5 years old. Not sure of the spelling of Baisel (Basil ?) but that is the way it was spelled on the marriage certificate of Fred RITCHISON (RICHARDSON) and Freida HANDLEY. These are my grandparents. Ann Johnson
Seeking any information on Linus GRIFFIN and Elizabeth BROWNLEE. They were married around 1855-57. Linus was born around 1835 and Elizabeth was born around 1840. They were in the 1860 and 1870 Holt County, MO census. Childrens names are John, Jane, Joseph, James, Mary Ellen and William. Would appreciate any information on both the GRIFFINS and BROWNLEE's. Thank you. Vicky Espowe
I would like to locate any relatives of the following people. My gr.gr.grandparents were: Daniel H. DEBORD b. March 1830 in Pulaski County, Kentucky, married 26 Oct 1855 in Rockcastle Co., KY, to Louisa BROWN, b. Kentucky. daughter of Stephen BROWN and Barbara MILLER. Sometime after they were married they went to Peoria Co., Illinois. Children: Sydney Ellen DEBORD, b. 1857, IL, married Charles KAUFMAN, 1 Aug 1875 in Holt Co., MO, witnesses to this marriage were Martha Herron and Erming Debord; Francis Emily DEBORD, b. 3 Aug 1859 in Peoria Co., IL, d. 23 Apr 1951, Holt Co., MO, married Isaac A. (Uncle Paddy) IDDINGS. He was a judge in Holt County; Mary E. DEBORD, b. 1861, Maitland, Holt County, MO, d. 1948, before 1948 in Udall, KS, married Frank Siegle IDDINGS in Maitland, Holt Co., MO; William Nelson DEBORD, b. 23 Oct 1863, Maitland, Holt Co., MO, d. 7 Jul 1951 in Nemaha Co., KS, married Mattie Virginia Unknown; Ida J. DEBORD, b. Jan 1867, Holt Co., MO. Any information on this family would be appreciated. I would gladly share any info that I have. Leona Simonini
I am looking for information on: Walter WHETSEL (son of Samuel WHETSEL and Hannah Eliza WOODS) b. 18 Aug 1882, Johnson City, Washington Co., TN, m. 14 Aug 1906, Hamburg, Fremont Co., IA, to Glennie Myrtle MOGER, b. 22 Apr 1886, d. 29 Aug 1972, Craig, Holt Co., MO. Walter died 7 Dec 1962, Craig, Holt Co., MO. Their children were:
(1) Donald Virgil WHETSEL, b. 2 Apr 1908, Rockport, Atchison Co., MO, m. Bessie Verlene BYRD, b. 17 May 1928. Donald died ? Apr 1996, Craig, Holt Co., MO.
(2) Cleota Lavina WHETSEL, b. 19 Mar 1913, Watson, Atchison Co., MO, m. ? Nov 1933 in Hamburg, Fremont Co., IA to Lester MONROE, b. 31 May 1908, Hamburg, Fremont Co., IA, d. 9 Jan 1973, Craig, Holt Co., MO.
(3) Mary Luciel WHETSEL, b. 14 Sep 1924, Hamburg, Fremont Co., IA, m. 15 Aug 1947, Fairfax, Atchison Co., MO to James Willard SNIDER, b. 23 May 1923, Liberty, Gage Co., NE, d. 17 Nov 1994, Diamondale, Eaton Co., MI. Mary died 9 Jul 1991, St. Joseph, Buchanan Co., MO.
(4) Janice Joan WHETSEL, b. 18 Feb 1932, Hamburg, Fremont Co., IA, m. in Falls City, Richardson Co., NE to Robert Leon MOORE, b. 8 Nov 1932, Falls City, Richardson Co., NE., d. 1997, Falls City, Richardson Co., NE.
I am willing to share information with anyone researching the WHETSEL/MOGER family names. Hope to hear from you!
Carla A. Gruber
I am researching the following family groups from Holt and surrounding counties. WRIGHT, CABLE, PAINTER, RUHL, COFFIN, COX. I am interested in obtaining information on the following individuals (esp. descendants still living in Holt Co.): Rachel CABLE, Louis R. CABLE, Cynthia Ann CABLE WHITMER, Ella WRIGHT CABLE, Judge Henry E. WRIGHT, Belle Allison WRIGHT, Thomas Earl WRIGHT, Alfred Alonzo "Lonnie" WRIGHT, John Logan WRIGHT, Charles Ellis WRIGHT, Judge W. H. WRIGHT, Anna Marie NOELLSCH, John P. RUHL, Isabelle CABLE RUHL, Dr. Irwin Earle RUHL, Rachel CABLE COFFIN, Jonathan COFFIN, Grace May COFFIN WRIGHT, Charles Albert WRIGHT, J. Everett WRIGHT (I believe these Wrights are different than the aforementioned strain), Edwin C. PAINTER, Martha CABLE PAINTER, William H. PAINTER, Moody PAINTER, Hannah COX and Martha WRIGHT BROWN. All of these folks are somehow related to my family tree and any information provided would be highly appreciated. Please contact me by e-mail or by snail mail to K. Beer, RR1 Box 406, Adrian, MO 64720. Thank you. Kimberly Beer
I am searching for information on James S. GREGORY, b. 1831 in North Hampton Twp., Hampshire Co., MA, son of Joseph GREGORY and Ann COLEMAN, m. 1st in 1860 to Elthine S. MUSSELMAN (she died prior to 1880), 2nd to Elizabeth UNKNOWN. Known children of James and Elthine are:
Minnie (possibly Arminda or Marian, b. before 1880.
Addie (possibly Adelaide), b. before 1880.
Also, there is a good possibility they had a son, Tobias, b. circa 1869 in MI, d. 1929 in MI.
Any assistance greatly appreciated.
Sherlene Schmitt-Belden
Looking for information on my Great-Grandfather Edward Franklin DUNCAN, born 1855 near what is now Fortescue, MO. Married Alice Josephine ROBERTS. Any info appreciated. Don Theye
Searching for info regarding Martha THOMPSON, born 20 August 1838 in KY and died 10 May 1921 at Oregon, Holt County, MO. She married 2 August 1854 to Peter HOFFMAN/HUFFMAN in Rockport, Atchison County, MO and had brothers or uncles/nephews named Charles THOMPSON and Lafayette THOMPSON who were born in KY but resided in northwest MO. Any info appreciated. Beverly
Ferry LOY left Alamance County, NC in the 1880's. He moved to Mound City, Missouri where the 1910 census shows him with a wife Ollie and two children - daughter Marca (age 3) and a son Paul (age 1). He was owner of a barber shop in Mound City. He is reported to be buried in Mound City. Who are his descendants? Have information about the mother of Ferry LOY to share with them. Ianthia Gerringer LaMarr
Abner MARTIN, born in Missouri in 1822, was married in Holt County to Elizabeth MORROW in January 1859. Had his three oldest children, Susanna Jane, Elizabeth Margaret, and Artha Emeline in Holt County. Working on locating parents of Abner. Willing to share information I have. Thanks. Odette Brandt
Looking for information on Mabel ASENDORF, born 26 June 1910 at Craig, Holt County, MO. Robert C. Burke
Looking for information about Georgia BAILEY, from Forest City, Holt County, who married Prince Albert HART(T) on October 30, 1879 in Forest City. Georgia was the daughter of Fountain Smith BAILEY and Nancy Jane MOTHERSHEAD (both died in Forest City). P.A. HART(T) was the son of Francis and Sarah HART(T), originally from Kentucky, but believed to have moved to Holt County in the 1850-60's. Richard L. Moberly
Searching for information regarding James TITUS. He died 6 November 1866 at Mound City, MO. Thanks. April
Looking for information on the HAER family. They came to Holt County from Hanover, Germany in 1845. The family consisted of a man and wife (names unknown) and four children. Because of a flood many very early family records were lost. We are trying desperately to find out the name of the father and mother of Johann George HAER. This family should show up in Holt County records under the HAER or variant spellings (HEER, etc.). Any help with this family appreciated. Thanks. Mary Haer
Searching for records for my GGGF, Jacob FREY (FRY/FRYE). He was from Baden, Germany and arrived in Holt County sometime between 1850 and 1855. Any help appreciated. Sally Bowers
My grandfather, Perry Edward TAYLOR, was born 22 Feb 1885, possibly in Holt County, MO. His parents were Ulysses Grant TAYLOR and Jane/Jean SEIVERS. At the age of 7, Jane died and Perry was raised by someone named Billy CRAMER. Perry also had a brother named Daniel and a sister named Viola Mae. Any assistance regarding this family would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Shirley Cuentas
I am looking for any information on a Peter Jackson VASSAR. He died sometime after 1880, location unknown, but was known to have resided in Holt County. His children were also born in Holt County. I would be thankful for any help of information regarding Peter and his family. Terri Lang
I am looking for info on Margaret JONES, born 1819 in MO, died in Holt County, MO, who was married to Levi PILKINGTON. Any help on these people appreciated. Marla Martin
I am looking for information on Ruth A. LOFFER GILPIN and her children Charles S. and William C. GILPIN. She was residing with her mother, Nancy LOFFER, on the Loffer farm in Benton Township, Holt County, MO in 1870. At some point after 1870 she remarried and her name became Ruth A. SMITH. Nancy was residing with her son, Hugh LOFFER, and his family in 1880. Any info regarding Ruth and her family, date and place of death, etc., appreciated. Judy Klingler
I am a great granddaughter of Charles Poe BASKINS, born 28 Feb 1873 to Thomas BASKINS in Holt County, MO. I am looking for information on Thomas BASKINS and his wife and would like to find out where they came from, etc. Any information greatly appreciated. Jennette Rice
I am interested in corresponding with anyone interested in the Herman MUSCH family, who lived in Craig, MO after 1879. He was married to Hannah HECKENDORF, and he died 18 Mar 1905 in Craig, buried in Corning Cemetery. He is said to have 4 boys and 3 girls. Thanks. Pat Schenk
James B. HUNKINS, DVM, was my husband's GF. b. near Napier in 1882 - d. in Fairfax in 1961. Attended/graduated from Holt County schools. Attended Ensworth Medical College in St. Joseph before going to McKillip Veterinary College in Chicago. His father's name may have been W. J. HUNKINS (?) but we have no further info about the family. Mother was Virginia Buchanan (b. Ohio) but we have no further info on her family either. James married Edith STONE (1887 - 1940), daughter of James Clifton STONE and Kitty Blair STONE of Leavenworth, KS. Any information or hot tips would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. ARMcR
I am searching for information on Benjamin Franklin HAHN, b. 1824 in Holt Co. He was married twice. First to Esther C. FIELDS, 28 November 1882. They had 3 children, Frederic, Florence, and Flora Belle. Esther died 4 April 1892. Benjamin then married Lillie Mae RHOADES, b. 14 July 1875 in Chicago, IL. They had eight children; Samuel, Ruby, Lydia, Charles, Lottie, Hazel, Samuel Arthur, and Marcelle. In 1893, they made the Cherokee Strip land run to Oklahoma. Any information about these families, HAHN, FIELDS or RHOADES would be welcome. Cyndy Hodge
I am researching my great, great grandparents Franklin H. FREEMAN and Margaret NOLAND Freeman. They were married in Buchanan County in 1876. They were divorced in Holt County in 1891. They had several children that may have been born in Holt County: Marion 1880, Elmer 1883, Lula 1885, Burton 1887, Virgil (Virgie) and Zella 1890. I know that Virgil and Lula married men named HESS. After the divorce Margaret took the children to Oklahoma and homesteaded. Thank you very much. Liz Freeman
My husband's maternal family were in Holt Co., MO; Jeremiah Heriod WILSON, b. 27 Mar 1857 at Fortescue, son of Daniel WILSON and Lydia Ellen LEASE. Jeremiah m. 7 May1884 to Ada Ann MILLER, b. 28 Oct 1862 in Holt Co., MO, daughter of Thomas MILLER and Emily FOY. Daniel d. 1936 and she d. 1945, both in Holt Co. and are buried there. They had 4 children. Daniel WILSON was born in 1829 in Ohio and married in 1854 to Lydia Ellen LEASE, b. 1834 in Ohio. They both died in Holt Co. Would like to find others searching these names. Thank you. Sally Black
I am looking for information about my grandfather, Clerence LeRoy PROFFIT, born in Oregon, Holt County, MO. He passed away on 24 July 1934 while building the Mo. Bridge or a barge. I would like to find family members who might know where he is buried and when he was born. He had a sister named Mary PROFFIT. He was married to Rachel HUMBARD on 31 July 1929 in Sarcoxie, MO and moved back to Oregon, MO. James Wilkerson
Looking for KURTZ relatives and information on John CARR. Our KURTZ relatives descend from Isaac and Miss Mary KURTZ. They had 12 children including George, Isaac (who died at age 25), Jacob, Lewis (who died at age 14), John, William, Fred, Jake, Mary Ellen, Albert, Daniel, Lydia, Elliott and Charles. Mrs. Ivan KURTZ, wife to a great-grandson, put together "The Isaac Kurtz Family Genealogy" in 1974. Would like to contact any willing cousins. John CARR, b. Feb 14, 1850, maybe KY or IL, married Angeline K. MILLER, b. June 22, 1854 in Monroe Co., OH. Their son Sam (grandfather) married Nellie Viola KURTZ (grandmother), b. Oct 11, 1892, Oregon, Andrew Co., MO, daughter of John Wesley KURTZ. Would like to correspond with anyone having information on the above people. Thank you. Gloria Lund
Seeking information on the LEWIS family of Holt County in the 1850's and 1860's. Adaline LEWIS was married in New Point to my great-grandfather, Allen GREEN, in 1860 by the Rev. J. C. Pierce. Also, the family beat a fast exit from town after the wedding. Would like to know if the pre-war violence was a part of Holt County history. Any info and reading recommendations welcomed. Bill Green
I am looking for Levi LYNCH, who died in 1911 or 1912. His wife was Mary MORROW. I don't have any info on her. Their son, Thomas Andrew LYNCH, was born 13 Jul 1884 in Oregon, MO. I know where Thomas is buried but I can't find any info on his parents. Am willing to share info with anyone researching this line of LYNCH's. Thank you. Shirley Mowrey
I am looking for anyone with info or connections to the POYNTER lines. William Harvin POYNTER, son of James POYNTER and Ruth ALDERSON, born 1824 in Barren Co., KY; died 1909; settled in Holt Co in 1858. Married 1st Frances Harriett ASBERRY in 1850, 2nd Eliz VAUGHAN. William Harvin & Eliz POYNTER are buried in the Highland cemetery in Holt Co. William was a judge for the southern district of Holt Co., MO in 1879. He was also the great-grandson of Wm. POYNTER and Caty SULLARD. Children of William and Frances were: Lewis F. POYNTER who married Alice J. PATTERSON; Samuel Alderson POYNTER who married Ella N. STANTON; Mortica C. POYNTER; Wm. Madison POYNTER who married Marg. CROWLEY-STANTON; Frances Loucinda POYNTER who married James H. MEYER; James Hannival POYNTER who married Mary S. LIMPP; and Flora POYNTER. If you have POYNTER/POINTER roots please contact me. Robinn R. Poynter
Seeking anyone searching Arthur HULZER, b. 1886 in Peoria, IL and married Alma SIPES by 1910 in Forest City, Holt County, MO. Siblings include Florence May HULSER and Charles HULSER. Parents believed to be Arthur HULZER and Molly DOOLEY. Any help would be appreciated. Bonita
I am looking for my grandfathers family of Mound City, Holt County, MO. James Walter ARMSTRONG was his name, born 6 Sep 1879. I don't know if there were any siblings or not. There are ties to Montana with them. I believe his mothers name was Amy. There is also a Scott Marcus ARMSTRONG, born 1881 - 1882 in Mound City and a Sarah May ARMSTRONG, no dates. I'm not sure where they fall in. James moved to St Louis later. Any info on these individuals appreciated. Dona Gilton
I am looking for information on S. R. TWIST and family from Craig Holt Co., Missouri. His daughter, Carrie (my g-grandmother) married John Green of North Carolina. Carrie and John moved to Butler, MO, between abt. 1885 and 1894. If anyone has any information on this family that you would like to share, please contact me. I am at a dead end. Sandra Clapp
Would like any information on the family name KRETZER, who came to MO around the 1850's. Settled in Holt County in the 1860's or 1870's. Am interested in John And Susanna (GALLENTINE) KRETZER. Childrens names were Daniel Boone, born 1848, OH; Joseph Hamilton, born 1850, OH; Adam, born 1854, MO; Jacob Armstrong, born 1857, MO; John Bryon, born 1859, MO; Wm., born 1862, MO; Catherine (Kate), born 1863, MO (she married a Jacob BUNK); Jonas, born 1864, MO; Albert, born 1867, MO; Samantha, born 1870, MO (she married Theodor MOUNTS). Thank you. Judervan


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