Geary County Historical Society & Museum

Research Center

 

The research center at the Geary County Historical Society Museum is open 1-4 Tuesday and Thursday and 1-4 the Second Saturday of the Month.  Volunteer research staff are available to help others who are doing their own research or to take telephonic or e-mail research requests.  Our e-mail address is: researchcen@gchs.kscoxmail.com

As of November 1, 2009 the fee for research services is:

 $10.00 per hour for research with a 1 hour minimum
 20 cents per page for copies
 Members of the Geary County Historical Society pay only for copies

In addition, when submitting requests for research we ask you submit as much information as possible.

We have the following records available for research:

Cemetery Records
Newspaper Records
Marriage Records
Family Histories
Microfilms of Census, County Records, and Newspapers

Rural records, city directories, telephone books and farm directories are also available for research.  Please call or send an e-mail to the historical society for these or any other records. 

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Cemetery Records

Geary County Cemetery Records:

Alida

Alida, St. Johns

Briggs

Damoris (Conservative Quaker)

Davis

Fairview

Garansson

Humbolt

Milford

Moss Springs

Mt. Zion Baptist

Old Briggs

Olson

St. Joseph Catholic

St. Paul’s Lutheran

Salchow

Skiddy

Upper Humboldt

Vinton

Welcome

Wetzel

Wreford

Private Burial Sites

 

City Cemetery Records:

Highland

St. Mary’s

Fort Riley – National Cemetery

 

Dickinson County:

Alida, Zion

Good Hope

Liberty

Lyona

Sutphen Mill

 

Riley County:

Riley

Ogden


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Newspaper Records

The Junction City Republican
                           

September 22, 1882 – May 18, 1884 (Davis Co. Republican)

November 10, 1882 – January 25, 1884 (Davis Co. Republican)

All of 1884

January 1, 1886 – December 31, 1886

January 7, 1887 – December 30, 1887

January 6, 1888 – December 28, 1888

January 4, 1889 – December 27, 1889

January 3, 1890 – December 25, 1891

January 1, 1892 – December 29, 1893

January 4, 1894 – December 18, 1896

January 1, 1897 – December 29, 1899

January 5, 1900 – February 1, 1901

 

Geary County Critic

January 16, 1892 – April 30, 1892

 

The Junction City Sentinel

May 1, 1890 – March 5, 1891

March 23, 1889 – July 9, 1892

July 10, 1892 – December 22, 1894

December 1, 1894 – April 27, 1895

October 1, 1894 – September 24, 1895

May 21, 1895 – October 2, 1895

October 28, 1907 – June 30, 1908

July 1, 1908 – December 31, 1908

January 2, 1909 – June 30, 1909

July 1, 1909 – October 30, 1909

 

The Junction City Tribune

August 1873 – December 1876

January 1877 – December 1879

January 1880 – December 1882

January 1883 – December 1885

January 1886 – December 1888

January 1889 – July 1893

December 13, 1894 – July 11, 1895

January 2, 1896 – December 31, 1896

 

The Junction City Blue Jays (High School Newspaper)

January 1926 – October 26, 1993

1956 – 57, 1957 – 58, 1958 – 59, 1959 – 60, 1960 – 61, 1961 – 62, 1962 – 63, 1963 – 64, 1964 – 65.

 

Blue and White (High School Newspaper)

1917, 1921

 

The Junction City Republic

September 11, 1930 – September 3, 1931

September 10, 1931 – September 1, 1932

September 8, 1932 – August 31, 1933

September 7, 1933 – August 30, 1934

September 6, 1934 – September 12, 1935

September 19, 1935 – August 20, 1936

October 22, 1936 – September 9, 1937

September 16, 1937 – September 8, 1938

September 15, 1938 – September 7, 1939

September 21, 1939 – September 12, 1940

1943 – 1959

1961 – 1987

 

Junction City Weekly Union

May 13, 1871 – May 4, 1872

May 11, 1872 – April 19, 1873

May 10, 1873 – May 8, 1875

May 15, 1875 – May 6, 1876

May 6, 1876 – April 28, 1877

May 5, 1877 – April 27, 1878

May 4, 1878 – April 26, 1879

May 3, 1879 – April 24, 1880

May 1, 1880 – November 5, 1881

November 12, 1881 – April 28, 1883

May 5, 1883 – May 9, 1885

May 16, 1885 – May 7, 1887

May 14, 1887 – May 5, 1888

January 12, 1889 – December 27, 1890

February 28, 1891 – December 30, 1893

January 5, 1895 – October 9, 1896

January 6, 1899 – December 29, 1899

1911, 1931 – 1970

Box – April 15, 1865 – April 14, 1866

April 28, 1866 – April 20, 1867

May 4, 1867 – May 9, 1868

Box – May 16, 1868 – May 8, 1869

May 15, 1869 – May 6, 1871

 

Smoky Hill Republican Union

Box – September 12, 1861 – October 31, 1863

Duplicate: October 4, 1862 – October 24, 1963

November 14, 1863 – November 19, 1864

 

Junction City Daily Union

November 16, 1866

May 15, 22, June 1, 3, 6-8, 1867

October 5 – 9, 1880

October 4 – 8, 1881

Bound Copies:

October 4 – October 8, 1881

March – October 1887

October 5 – October 9, 1888

June 24 – December 17, 1896

September – December 1897

1898 – 1911

1913 – 1922

1923: July – December only.

1924 – 1984

1985: May – October missing.

1986: July – August missing.

1987 – 1990

 

The Daily Union Plus:

1988 – 1989

 

Junction City Union Centennial Edition: April 29, 1955

Junction City Union Fort Riley Centennial Edition: June 24, 1953

 

The Fort Riley Post

1979 – 1988

1990 – 1991

 

The Kansas Farmer:

1874

1876 – 1879

1974

1976 – 1978

1980

 

Centennial Editions of Kansas Papers: (including Davis Co.) July 1876

 

Centennial Birthday Editions:  Union, Republic, Topeka Capital Journal, Kansas City Star 1934, 1953, 1955, 1961

 

The Junction City Independent:

Feb. 19, 1931

August 21 -28, 1931

September 2 – 23, 1931

 

Ft. Riley Guidon:  1910; March 8, 1949; September 3, 1949

First Division American Traveler:  February 17, 24, 1956

Life of Riley:  October 7, 14; November 18, 23; December 16

Lowryfield Rev-Meter: November 14, 1941; December 20, 1941; January 16, 1942

Scrapbook (30th Infantry Division): Feb. 1945

Arizona Contact:  June 5, 1942; June 19, 1942

Rosecrans Flyer: May 27, 1945

Stars and Stripes: February 23, 1945; August 11, 1944; December 29, 1944

The Flying V: May 7, 1946

Hutchinson News – Herald (Naval Air Station Section):  July 4, 1943

Buffalo Bugle (22nd Air Base, Colorado): August 6, 1943

 

Kanhistique:  1977 – 1984; May 1995 – December 1996

 

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Marriage Records


April 16, 1860 - June 30, 1977
July 1978 - 1987
1990 - 1994
1995 - 1997

 

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Family Histories

The following family histories have been submitted and are on file at the research center:

 

A B C D E F G H J K L M N P R S T V W Y Z

 

A

Acker, Samuel L., Amelia Smith

Aker, William and Johnston, John

Alleman – Family History

Amthauer, Andrew (4 volumes)

Arkell, Mary Ann Wade-Arkell

Ashbaugh, Johann Heinrich—Descendants

Avery – Dedham Branch

Ayars – Family Genealogy Chart

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B

Barry, Abraham

Biegert, John Adam – Vol. 1 and Vol. 2

Blanchard, Edward Martin Ranney

Bowen – Pierce – Bowen Family History (See under Pierce)

Brabb, Mary Elizabeth

Brandt, Henry

Brehm, Henry and Katherine – Descendants

Britt, Joseph and Rebecca Vol. 1 (second copy more complete)

Britt, Joseph and Edward Vol. 2

Britt (My Father was a Farmer) Vol. 3

Brooks, Velma Grase

Brown, Descendants of Thomas Brown

Boller, Henry A.

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C

Cameron – See under MacArthur-Cameron

Christmas Family – Vol. 1

Connell, Joel Rexie – Diary 1943 – 1945

Connell, Joel Rexie – Pedigree Chart

Cott, Car – Descendants

Collins, Brice – Descendants

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D

Dedham – Branch of Avery Family (See under “A”)

Deever, Harold – Family Genealogy

Dietrich Family (2)

Downing, Mildred Murphy – My High School Diary

Dyche – Direct Line Genealogy

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E

Ehlers, Cord Descendants

Engstrom, Gus Descendants

Ericson, Carl and Carolina – Genealogical Record

Erichsen, Clause – Descendants

Erickson, Erick (See Jasson, Olaf Family Book)

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F

Facklam, Henry – Descendants

Fox, Mary Jane Bell Read

Frichett, Jacques

Frichett, Jacques – Descendants

Frichett, Stephen – Land Patent and National Archives Records

Fuller, Benjamin

Fuller, Margaret (See Brandt, Henry)

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G

Garrison – Genealogy Charts for Donald Garrison & Leona Manz Garrison

Gemeny, Mary Elizabeth – Civil War Reminiscence

German, A.R. – 84 Years of Living

Gfeller, Adolph Gfeller Family History

Gfeller, B. Patsy Stevens – Family History

Gfeller, Peter Gfeller Descendants

Gfeller – P.H. Gfeller Autobiography (2 copies)

Gfeller – Reunion Records

Gfeller Family – Odds and Ends, Vol. I and Vol. II

Gfeller, Family Tree

Gfeller, Births and Marriages

Gfeller, Obituaries

Gfeller, Notes

Gfeller, Notes by Gladwin Read

Gibson, Mary (See under Turnbull, Peter and Mary Gibson)

Glick, Fred – Biography of three generations

Gordon, Winnifred Helen – Life Story

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H

Hanney, John – Descendants

Harger, Charles Moreau

Harper, Howard Wilson – Autobiography

Harris, George K. – Descendants

Harvey, Martha – Ancestors and Their Days (2 copies)

Hauserman, Family

Heidel, Hartwig – Descendants

Hogan, J. Abbie Clark – Life Story

Hogles – Family History

Hollingsworth, Gertrude – I remember Fraser

Humphrey, James – Life Story

Huston and Estes Family – The Bloodshed at Wounded Knee: A Triumph and a Tragedy

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J

Jaecke, August C.

Jaecke – Pedigree Chart (See under Stebbing – Jaecke Pedigree Chart)

Jasson (Johnson) Olaf and Erickson

Johnson, Virginia Gail – Pedigree Chart

Johnston, John – Descendants (See Aker and Johnston)

Johnston, Wm. – 5 Children

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K

Keeshan – Family History

Keller, Peter – Descendants

Kerr, James Irvin

King, Dr. L. R. – Story

Kramer, Paulus – Descendants

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L

Latzke – Descendants of Martin Latzke

Loeckle, Fredrick

Luthi – Family History – Switzerland and Kansas

Lyon, Nathaniel – April 1990 Edition and August 1990 Edition

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M

MacArthur – Cameron and Related Families

Manley, Charles Family

Manz, Family History

Manz – Leona Manz Garrison Genealogy Chart (See under G)

Martin, George Washington

McFarland, Daniel – Descendants

McFarland Family

Messing Family – History

Miller, Jonathon

Mitchell Family – From Junction City to Prescott, Arizona

Moreland Family – Eight Generations

Morgan, Rebecca (See Britt, Joseph Vol. 1)

Morgan, John L. – Descendants

Moyer Family

Murphy, Bernice Muenzenmayer

Murphy, Mildred Murphy Downing – My High School Diary (See under Downing)

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N

Neuber, Frederick Carl and Eda Bertha Siebentritt

Neuenswander

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P

Pancake – My Dad by Dale C. Pancake

Peterson, Christina E. – (Under Erichsen, E. Clause)

Pierce – Bowen, Family History

Pool – One time On the Upper McDowell

Poole, William – Descendants

Poland – Descendants of Thornton Poland

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R

Raetz – Descendants of Stephen

Raetz, Rosina Raetz Schweitzer Descendants (See Schweitzer Johannes)

Ragain – Dorothy Hultgren Ragain Family

Ramsour – Maxwell and Margaret Warlick Descendants

Read – The Read Farm

Reid – John Robert Descendants

Rizer – Story

Rockwell, Julia – Story

Roesler Family – Charles, Ferninand, Julius Descendants

Roesler, Ferdinand Family

Roesler, Julius Family

Roesler, Charles Family

Rogers – Irene Leola Pedigree

Rohrer – A Family Conversation

Rose, Mamie Gunderson – My Childhood Days in the Orphanage

Rosey, Henry Family

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S

Sargent, Leslie W.

Schmedemann, Harvey E.

Schwartzel, Katherine (See Biegert, John A.)

Schneider – Zurmley

Schweitzer, Johannes and Rosina Raetz Descendants

Settgast – German Ancestors and American Immigrants

Settgast, Johan Descendants

Shane – Descendants of Henry Jackson Shane 1821 – 1878

Siebentritt, Eda Bertha – Descendants (See under Nuber, Frederick Carl)

Smith, Amelia – (See under Acker, Samuel L.)

Soderberg- Family History

Staatz, Christian Frederick and Charlotte Louise Wilhelmina Wallowt

Stebbins – Charles Breese

Stebbins – Jaecke Pedigree Chart

Steckel, Ferdinand - Descendants

Stephens, Albert B. – Autobiography

Stevens, B. Patsy Stevens Gfeller – Family History (See under Gfeller B. Patsy Stevens)

Streeter – History of Family and the Mill

Strauss, Otto – Descendants

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T

Thompson, William and Melvira (Watson)

Tully – Family 1831-1994

Turnbull, Peter and Mary Gibson

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V

Vermillion – Pedigree Chart

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W

Wade – (See in Arkell, Mary Ann Wade)

Wallowt, Charlotte Louise Wilhelmina (See under Staatz, Christian F.)

Watson, Melvira (See under Thompson, William and Melvira)

Wehrer, Charles G.

Weir, Ralph L. Weir Jr. – Life Stories – Signals from the Heartland

West, Ignatius – Family History

Whitney, Emma (See under Blanchard, Edward Martin Ranney)

Williams, Family History

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Y

York Family

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Z

Ziegler Family and Related Families in Pennsylvania

Zumbrunn, Anton

 

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Microfilms of Census, County Records, and Newspapers

 

Marriage Records

1860 – 1918 plus District Court Journal 1861 – 1877

 

Will Record:  1902 – 1923

 

District Court Journal:  1878 –1918

 

Civil Appearance Docket:  1882 – 1931

 

Final Settlements:  1868 – 1913

 

Records of Inventories and Appraisements:  1869 – 1939

 

Declarations of Intention:  1889 – 1930

 

Record of Naturalization:  1863 – September 4, 1893

 

Military Petition for Naturalization:  1918 – 1920

 

St. Mary’s Cemetery Varied

 

Divorce Cases Filed:  1867 – 1917

 

Probate Casefiles Varied

 

Geary County Church Records:

First Baptist Baptisms 1929 – 1945

St. Xavier: 

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Baptisms & Marriage 1864 – 1875;

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First Communion Register 1884 – 1925;

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Baptisms & Marriages 1875- 1883;

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Baptisms 1884 – 1910;

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Marriage 1885 – 1910

St. Joseph Church, McDowell Creek: 1855 – 1891

Lyona Methodist: 1859 – 1930

Lyona Methodist: Membership/Baptisms/Marriages: 1930 – 1984

German Methodist Episcopal:  1885 – 1927

First United Methodist: 

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Conference Journal 1865 – 1879

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Baptisms 1865 – 1890 

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Membership/Marriages 1890 – 1902

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Baptisms 1894 – 1921

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Social Union Minutes 1896 - 1899

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Memberships 1914 – 1963; 1911 – 1970

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Membership Roll – Terminations 1881 – 1970

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Cradle Record 1923 – 1947

 

Highland Cemetery Internment: 1871 – 1915

 

Census:

Davis (Geary) County, Territorial, 1856 – 1858

Davis (Geary) County, Territorial, 1860

Davis (Geary) County, 1870

Cowley, Crawford, Davis (Geary), Dickinson, 1875

Davis (Geary) County, 1880

Geary County, 1900

Geary County, 1910

Geary County, 1920

Geary County, 1930

 

James Cameron (two reels)

 

J.J. Pennell Collection:  1893 – 1925

 

WPA Projects:

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Crawford, Kansas & Sheridan, Kansas; 1935 – 1937

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Madison, Illinois & Stafford, Kansas; 1938

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Black Hawk, Iowa & Calcasie, Louisiana; 1939 – 1942

The following newspapers are available via for various dates.  For more information call the historical society at 785 – 238 – 1666, or send an e-mail to: researchcen@gchs.kscoxmail.com

 

Bluff City Messenger

Daisy (Daily) Junction City

Junction City Sentinel

Kansas Statesmen

Kansas Frontier

The Play-Goer

Milford Times

Junction City Tribune

Fort Riley Guidon

Hospital Breeze (Ft. Riley)

Trench and Camp (Ft. Riley)

Blue Jay (High School Newspaper)

Conference Daily Tribune

Daily Junction City Tribune

Davis County Republican

    name changed to:

Junction City Republican

Junction City Republic

Junction City Sentinel

   name changed to:

Democratic Sentinel

   name changed to:

Sentinel and Critic

  name changed to:

Junction City Sentinel

Youths Casket (J.C.)

Milford Messenger

Junction City Union

Daily Union

Democrat (Junction City)

Insurance Messenger (J.C.)

J.C. Methodist

Parish Iris December

Real Estate Register


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Updated 09/21/2014