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FranzJr (#46835234)
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As I have now moved from Atchison Co. KS to another Co., I may not be doing anything else with Atchison Co.

I have requested, and it has been done, for most of my memorials to be transferred to someone inn my current county for upkeep. I am only going to keep my family members.

I will be working on things in the new county, but I will need some time before doing so as I need to get settled in my new home.

To all of you that helped (and are still helping) clean up Atchison Co., thank you very much.

Have a great year all :)


I am a F.A.G. volunteer for (no longer) Atchison County, KS. If you have any questions about cemeteries here, feel free to email me and I will try my best to answer.

I am also working on getting the cemeteries from surrounding counties entered / corrected.

Sometimes, real life gets in the way and I may not get something done within a few days... if you haven't heard from me, or a change hasn't been made, after 2 weeks, please send me a reminder.

Please read all notes as they are important...

Thank you and have a great day :)


Please read the below information before sending me corrections or edits. Failure to do so may keep your corrections from being done.

If you haven't read the FAQs yet, or haven't read them lately, they are updated regularly. You are responsible for reading them and following the instructions in them. Anyone who comes to me with something that is against the FAQs will be ignored.

Note for Mount Vernon Cemetery, Atchison, KS:

I have started adding Plot locations to those memorials that my books list.

If I do not have a location, I am putting a ? in the Plot field. This way, I can tell if I have already looked that person up, and know that I have to refer someone to the cemetery record-keeper for the plot.

If you ask for a photo for someone who has a ? in the plot field, you are going to need to contact the Mount Vernon Cemetery Association and ask for the plot from them (Contact info is on the main cemetery page). I cannot do it for you and it's not fair to ask a volunteer to search through 40 acres of headstones to find 1.




Most of my memorials were created from the 'Kansas Room burial listings' that are listed in the 'References Used' section below.

Most errors in my memorials are due to transcription errors in that list. I am in the process of correcting the errors from there but it will take a long time and a lot of research.

I am more than happy to make corrections... just be polite about it.


Please do not leave me corrections on this profile page. See below for instructions on how to send corrections... that is the preferred way for me (and for Find A Grave, see FAQs). Thank you.

Please use the Suggest a Correction link on the EDIT tab on a memorial if you'd like to send me questions or suggestions. Any left on my profile page will be ignored.


If I have created a memorial for your immediate family member and you would like it transferred to you, please use the Edit link located in the upper right hand corner of each memorial and the Suggest a Correction (S.A.C.) option.

I have no problem transferring memorials... just ask (and use the S.A.C. link).


Also, if you find any errors I have made, please use the EDIT tab on the memorials to make the corrections. I appreciate people helping me fix errors.

Also please send any additional information you have via the same method and I will add it to the memorial.


All 'Date of Death' fields that were originally from the above sources (books / website) are actually the burial dates. Most cemeteries only record the burial date as that is what they have in their records.

Please let me know when the burial date is incorrect and you know the Death date. Thank you.


References used:

'Atchison County Kansas Cemetery Listing' 1986 by Roxanna Tosterud (to help find cemeteries).

Don Henry, who either walked those cemeteries himself or transcribed them from the following book(s):

'Abandoned and Semi-active Cemeteries of Kansas' Vol (I, II, & III) by Don L Ford'.

Atchison County Kansas Historical Society publications:
'50 Cemeteries'.
'Mt. Vernon Cemetery'
'Mt. Calvary Cemetery'
(Looking for a copy of 'Oak Hill and
Military' book from same)

Atchison Public Library 'Kansas Room' for the online versions of the above Historical Society books:

Kansas Room


Info placed on memorial page for David R. Jay obtained from this website:

David Jay

Permission email from website owner on file.

Information used for background and 'trees' on the CAIN memorials in Mount Vernon Cemetery (Atchison Co., KS) are from:

Autobiography of Captain W.S. Cain
Biographical Sketches of Relatives
Reminiscences of 1861 - 1865

Monotyped and Printed by
Crane & Company

and from CAIN descendants
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Don Vaughn
RE: re: Lawrence KS
Yes I would be happy to meet you.
Added by Don Vaughn on Mar 25, 2015 9:51 AM
Linda Albrecht Maret and Gary A Maret
Sumner Cemetery Info.
Hi Franz, I am getting ready to go the Atchison to Sumner cemetery and take some pictures of relatives. I have plot locations but cannot find a map. It looks like from an email I found that you have a copy of the cemetery. I am looking for plot 104 graves 9 and 10. I would really appreciate it if you could supply me with a map for this cemetery and these locations. Thanks in advance for any help that you can give me. Linda Maret
Added by Linda Albrecht Maret and ... on Mar 23, 2015 1:30 PM
A. L. Schmidt
Thanks for the transfer

Thanks for the transfer of Catharine Little Greathouse. It really made my day yesterday to find her. Good luck with the new county, by the way.

Added by A. L. Schmidt on Feb 25, 2015 6:46 AM
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Nellie Meeker 58767045
Thank you for your recommended edit. We have updated Nellie's memorial as you suggested.

Joe & Vikki
(2 Spiritwalkers)
Added by 2 Spiritwalkers on Feb 14, 2015 1:40 PM
Beverly Ackermann Jobe
Francis Juanita Holt Harris
I have completed your request. Beverly
Added by Beverly Ackermann Jobe on Feb 01, 2015 3:58 PM
Samuel Barber
Thanks for the transfers. I do appreciate it very much.
Added by Samuel Barber on Dec 08, 2014 9:54 AM
Susan Miller
Daniel & Nancy Dorgan
Whoohoo!! Again, thank you ever so much for transferring Daniel & Nancy to me. I truly appreciate you doing this for me. I could kick myself for not asking you years ago. :) Susan
Added by Susan Miller on Nov 25, 2014 9:51 PM
Joan S.
RE: re: Albert Bruyere photo...
You're very welcome. Joan S.
Added by Joan S. on Nov 17, 2014 9:18 AM
Donna Kalberer
Ella Kendig
Good Morning Franz, Thank you for the correction on Ella's Memorial site. I have made the correction but added a note that explains the information. I also added a small bio, if you see any misinformation please let me know. Thanks, Donna
Added by Donna Kalberer on Nov 09, 2014 6:58 AM
RE: re: Hannah Fedderson edit...
Thanks so much! Hope it's a beautiful day out in Kansas.
Added by Anonymous on Nov 06, 2014 12:24 PM
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