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Vernon County Queries

Surnames: Johnson & Wilson
Submitter: Charles Johnson
Date: November 12, 2004

I am looking for any information on Tomas Jump.,Syvester Jump ,Serah Wilson Jump and there chirldren.

Surnames: Fluke & Nichols
Submitter: Carolyn Peters
Date: November 08, 2004

Could use information on John W. Fluke (b 1849) and Margrett "Maggie" Nichols (b 1856) and married in Nevada, Vernon Co 13 Dec 1877. They had a son, Eddie, born in Vernon Co. in 1880.

Surnames: Koontz
Submitter: Karen H. Nabours
Date: November 01, 2004

I am seeking information on the Koontz family that settled in Vernon Co. Missouri. They are on the 1903 Land Records for Vernon Co. I am especially interested in any descendants of Andrew and Elizabeth Ann Sisson Koontz. Elizabeth Ann Sisson Koontz is buried in Richards Cemetery in Vernon, Richards, Missouri. Along with her is her son Franklin who is listed as Frank on Cemetery records and her daughter-in-law Amanda who was married to Frank. Another son, Thomas C. Koontz, lived in Vernon County and is buried at Balltown Cemetery. I have the following information that I received from Judy Ellis who did cemetery lookups for me. Also does anyone know where Frank Reid Koontz is buried?

Richland Cemetery: 
R. C. 1887-1964 
Mary E. 1877-1932 
Frank Oct 11, 1837 - Aug 2, 1908 
Amanda, his wife, 1842 - 1935 
Eleanor PEASE d. Sep 11, 1974 aged 89y 3m & 29 d 
Donald 1883 - 1957 
Eliza Apr 11, 1808 - Aug 18, 1891 

McKill Cemetery: 
KOONTZ, Mary A. Jan 28, 1796 - Sep 7, 1877 

Newtown Cemetery: 
Leona E. 1875 - 1966 
E. R. 1870 - 1950 

Balltown Cemetery 
Dollie H. (dau) 1882-1907 
Thomas C. 1838 - 1906 
Narcissa A. 1848 - 1934 
Joseph L., son of Thomas & Narcissa 1872-1935 

Thanks for any information on the Koontz Family.

Karen H. Nabours
2803 Birch Tree Dr.
St. Charles, MO 63301-1234

Surnames: Holland
Submitter: Fran Eichler
Date: October 29, 2004

I am searching for the obituary for Ira Holland who passed away in Vernon County in March 1978. Perhaps his obituary might also lists his wife's date of death. If so, I would also appreciate receiving a copy of her obituary. I am also looking for his parents, James & Madie/Mary Holland, who might also be buried in Vernon County.

Thanks in advance for your assistance.

Fran Eichler
711 14th St
Kalona, IA 52247

Surnames: Warren
Submitter: Lisa Addison Nelson
Date: October 12, 2004

Hello. Am hoping that someone will know something about a George T. Warren family that lived in Nevada, Vernon County, Mo. in the 1910s - 1930s at least. Wife's name was Eliza A. Addison and this woman is my relation. This couple had at least two children, Cora and Robert, according to census records. Would love to hear from anyone regarding this Warren family or related branches.
Thanks, Lisa Addison Nelson

Surnames: Atchison & Ryan
Submitter: Vaughn Bushman
Date: October 03, 2004

I have Atchison and Ryan Families living in Vernon Co. 1860 to 1880. William Atchison born 1848 in Tenn. and his mother now named Sallie Ryan born 1823 Tenn.
My name is Vaughn Bushman,
Love to share info.

Surnames: Rapp
Submitter: Deb Wessels
Date: September 30, 2004

Sylvester W Rapp is my husband's great-grandfather. This is the info I found on the 1910 census Missouri/Vernon/Dover Twp ED 147, Sheet 10 B, ED date, 3-4 May Line 82-86, Dwelling # 222, order 224 Rapp, Sylvester W Head M W 50 M 13 Penn. Penn Penn English Farmer General Farm OA yes yes O M F 207 Flora Wife F W 34 M 13 4 3 Kans U.S. Ohio English None yes yes Bertha E or C daugh F W 12 S MO Penn Kans English None yes yes yes Virgil W son M W 9 S Mo Penn Kans None yes Willis J son M W 7 S Mo Penn Kans None yes

Also in 1910 census was John J Rapp, my husband's great-great grandfather Missouri/Vernon/Dover Twp ED 147, Sheet 10B, ED date 3-4 May Line 10-11, Dwelling 139, order 141 Rapp, John J Head M W 84 M 60 Ohio Ger-German Ger-German English None Education-No, No, Blank -------, Walton Wife F W 79 M 60 10 6 U.S. U.S. U.S. English None Education-yes, no, blank

(Walton was his wife's maiden name? first name Mary A) found in 1880 census Line 12-17 is another son, Joseph N Rapp and his family if you need info, let me know

1880 census, Missouri/Vernon/Dover Twp, Page 4, ED: 222 Line 22-28 Dwelling # 35 Family # 35 Rapp, JJ 54 Married Farmer X Ohio, Wurtemberg Wurtemberg Rapp, Mary A 47 wife Married Keeping house Penn --------- ---------- Rapp, Sylvester 19 son Single/Married Ills Ohio Penn Rapp, Robert F 17 son at home Ills Ohio Penn Rapp, Anthony? 13 son at home Ills Ohio Penn Joseph W 6 son MO Ohio Penn Dodd Ruben 70 boarder EnglandEngland England

Would be interested in what cemetery they are buried and location Also Mary A Walton and John Jacob Rapp were married in 2/5/1852, don't know where Mary died 2/19/1919 and JJ died 9/?/1910

William Sylvester was born 10/18/1850 and died 12/25/1939

Virgil Rapp migrated to Worth County, Iowa and is buried there. My husband's mother, ourselves, and children live in Winnebago County, Iowa. If you need more info, let me know

Surnames: Smiley, Black
Submitter: Toni Maize
Date: September 29, 2004

I'm searching for obit or any death info for my 2nd GrGrandmother Elizabeth Elender Smiley Black, b.1853/Ky, d.?/Mo. Married 1878/M, James A Black, b.1856/Mo d. 1939/Ca. Last census I find Elizabeth & James Black on was in the 1920 Dover twp, Vernon Co Mo census. As James moved in 1936 to live with my Grandparents in California I feel Elizabeth died in the early 1930's, of course this is just a guess. Thanks, Toni Maize

Hay, was just into another section of USGenweb, Vernon Co Mo and noted that Sheldon Mo is in Vernon Co. I didn't know that, sorry I live in Nevada. I've quite a lot of ancestors from Sheldon Missouri, Charles Albert (called Albert) & Anna Applegate Maize (need death & buriel info for them), Nancy M Applegate Llewellyn (need marriage,children, death & buriel for her), Catherine Applegate Hughes (need marriage, children, death & buriel for her), and Mary P Applegate Waggoner (It seems Mary died before her parents who died in 1895, need death buriel & husband/children info for Mary). All, with the exception of Charles Albert Maize were children of Jacob & Elizabeth Henry Applegate who lived in Putnam Co Mo. Thanking you, Toni Maize

Surnames: Bixler, Bixel, Seifkes
Submitter: Shirley Bixel Anderson
Date: September 19, 2004

Am searching for Adam BIXLER who left Marshall Co., IN and moved to Nevada, MO in 1880 with his daughter and son-in-law, Albert and Eliza SEIFKES. Adam's surname was BIXEL until he changed it in the late 1870's. He was born in OH, married Tenny, Gena, or Christina MASE (name changes in Census but is same person) who died in Marshall Co., IN. They were married in OH. A Census states Adam's father was born in Switzerland although family insists he was from Germany. Mother unknown. Notes in area newspapers show Adam returned to visit family in Marshall Co. He died and was buried in MO. I have been trying to learn more about where he came from for over 20 years to no avail. I would also like to know what happened to Adam and the SEIFKES after they left IN. Thanks for any information.

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