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Old Waco (#47102556)
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Bio Photo “What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us;
what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.”

-Albert Pike (1809 – 1891) American attorney, journalist, and Civil War veteran.


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Scott Hill
RE: Mary L Hays Blankenship
No problem!! Working on this line of the Blankenship's took some effort over the past 2 years.

Added by Scott Hill on Jan 16, 2017 12:48 PM
RE: James Daniel Hays
You're very welcome.
Added by macso on Jan 15, 2017 6:08 PM
Debbie Cromwell
Bonnie Cromwell
I went to add Bonnie & saw that you already did so. She is my mother in law & wanted to know if you would transfer her memorial to me.
Added by Debbie Cromwell on Jan 15, 2017 4:43 PM
Joe Craver -- KY Legionnaire
RE: MG Daniel Smith Hays
I photographed the entire "OC -- Original Cemetery" section of Riverside Cemetery last summer. I did not find a marker for MG Hays. There are numerous unreadable and broken markers in that section of the cemetery, so it could be there and unidentifiable. I am currently recovering from surgery and will go out and look again when I am able. I will also check with the cemetery office to see if they have any further records.
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Sue K
Mrs Sally Cooksey
Find A Grave Memorial# 107411205

Hello. I too want edits to be correct and would ask someone to let me know how I forward proof to you about Sally Cooksey. Her maiden name is Phillips. Her legal name prior to marriage was Sally Elizabeth Phillips. Her mother was named Amanda Harlin, and probably the family referred to her as "Mandy". I am from Amanda and Sallys father Bailey Phillips born in North Carolina and died in Tuckers Crossroads, Wilson County, Tennessee. That is where Sally was born also.

If you need better info please let me know. Id like to hear if you can correct the original edit for me please. Sue Knudsen
Added by Sue K on Jan 12, 2017 10:47 PM
Angel of Flowers
RE: Harriett McCullom Beck
You are quite welcome for the flower to Harriett. I was happy to do so.

Have a great might!

Added by Angel of Flowers on Jan 11, 2017 10:28 PM
RE: Amanda Louise Harp Beck
You are most welcome and thanks for the New Year wish.
Added by purple-lady on Jan 10, 2017 3:52 PM
I Rock A Rosa
RE: Dorothy Lou Baker Pool
You are quite welcome, glad to help.

Added by I Rock A Rosa on Jan 09, 2017 5:58 PM
Kara Morgan
RE: Zoellner family story
Thanks! I found the info on and send it to you for your records and others researching the Zoellner's. My Dad's family has several ancestors in Leavenworth, Kansas. I'm happy to have shared this family story.
Added by Kara Morgan on Jan 06, 2017 7:46 PM
Kara Morgan
Zoellner Family story
This story was found in a book titled History of Leavenworth County, Kansas, May 1990. The story was submitted by Anthony Cheney, Jr.

John Zoellner was born in Bavaria, Germany near Nuremberg in 1818 or 1819. He married Cunigunde Kolb (who was born in Bavaria, Germany in about 1822) in Nuremberg Germany in about 1843. Three children were born into this marriage before her death in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, at age 28. Her death was the result of childbirth and the cholera epidemic, which was widespread at that time. Only one child, the oldest, Barbara, survived to adulthood. A two-year old daughter died enroute to the United States in 1848. The son, who was born at the same time of the mother's death, lived only one hour and is buried with his mother.

On 12 June 1852, John Zoellner married Barbara Mueller who also had been born in Bavaria, Germany in 1832. There were 6 children born into this second family of John Zoellner. The family lived for awhile on a farm near Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where my great-grandmother, Mary, was born. When she was very small the family emigrated to Leavenworth County, Kansas, to the Jarbalo area.

In about 1859, John and Barbara decided to go West where land could be purchased cheaply. John had invested money in land when he first arrived but it turned out to be swamp. They, with their three children, Andrew, Elizabeth and Mary, joined a group going to Pikes Peak. The family traveled by covered wagon drawn by oxen and when they finally reached Leavenworth, they decided to stay.

They purchased a farm nine miles west of Leavenworth and 4 1/2 miles north of Jarbalo, Kansas. They were among the first settlers in rural Leavenworth County. In 1874 the family moved to a farm 1 1/2 miles west of Jarbalo and it was there in 1890 that John Zoellner died suddenly of lagrippe. He is buried in the Catholic Cemetery at Springdale, Kansas.
Barbara, the child of the first marriage, married Francis Hieger in Leavenworth, Kansas on 22 July 1859 (1860) and died in Andale, Kansas on 25 May 1917.

Andrew was born 1853-54 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, married Amanda Hudson on 6 March 1886. He died at Wolf Creek, Oregon on 24 June 1925.

Elizabeth, born 8 October 1855 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, married to John Rieger in March of 1873. Elizabeth died in Garber, Oklahoma, on 21 August 1911.

Mary was born 12 September 1858 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (although it may have been Madison). She came to Leavenworth County when very small and on 12 April 1881, she married Attison Cox. Mary died in Tonganoxie, Kansas on 7 June 1945.

Frank was born 8 November 1861 in Leavenworth County, Kansas. He married Clara Bell Winslow on 24 June 1888 and died in Tonganoxie, on 30 May 1931.

Annie was born in Leavenworth County, Kansas 28 February 1863 and died 30 December 1938. She was married to Milton Lafferty about 1895.

Valentine was born 20 November 1864 in Leavenworth County, Kansas. He married Rebecca Gress on 9 January 1890. Valentine died in Marshall, Oklahoma on 20 August 1899.

The pioneer mother died in her home in Jarbalo, Leavenworth County, Kansas on 2 March 1916. The funeral services were held at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Tonganoxie, Kansas, and the burial was in the Maple Grove Cemetery at Tonganoxie.

It was the intention of the family that the body of John Zoellner would be moved from the Sprindale Cemetery to the Maple Grove beside his wife.

Added by Kara Morgan on Jan 06, 2017 5:57 PM
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