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Patty Sturdivant (#46892283)
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Bio Photo I am a retired legal secretary, 65 years of age, and I live in Wichita, Kansas. My passion for genealogy began around 1990 and since then I have spent many happy hours in the dusty past doing research and sharing family histories for both my husband and myself.

I was born October 10, 1943, the oldest daughter of John and Florence (Grauel) Andes. I grew up in the rural community of Lecompton Kansas, and married Henry Eugene Sturdivant at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Big Springs, Kansas December 29, 1962.

My grandfather was a great storyteller and I heard many stories of early family history at his knee. It wasn't until years later I made the connection to these stories and realized I spent my entire childhood living near places my early ancestors settled shortly after arriving in the United States. Many are resting in the little cemetery outside the church that I regularly attended and married my future husband.

My ancestry runs mainly through Klaus, Sulzen, Giersch, Lux, Grauel and Andes Families. My husband's history stems from Loving, ,Stevens, Davis, Strain, Gibbs, Wootten and Sturdivant.

I have visited cemeteries where many from these families are resting and have information and photos on many to share. Currently my photos are too large to be posted on Find A Grave, but I am working on scaling them down and hope to have them posted soon.

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Dolores J. Rush
Quantrill's Raid
I was in Lecompton, KS a couple of weeks ago myself on a genealogy trip to take photos of the Constitution Hall. At the Territorial Capital Museum, we were shown James O'Neill's tombstone and I made a memorial for him -- #144900001. I linked into William and Frederick Klaus' memorials. I hope that's okay with you.
Added by Dolores J. Rush on Apr 23, 2015 11:47 AM
Brent Boyd
RE: Giersch Family
My email address is
Added by Brent Boyd on Aug 21, 2012 6:16 PM
Brent Boyd
RE: Giersch Family
That's the one. I believe she is my grandmother. My mom was adopted in 1947 and I have adoption papers with Jean on them. I am trying to get info. Look toward to hearing from you. Regards Brent's
Added by Brent Boyd on Aug 21, 2012 5:12 PM
Brent Boyd
Giersch Family
Hello I am researching my mothers biological parents and believe Marjorie Jean Giersch is her real mother do you have any info or know someone who could help me with this. Thanks, Brent
Added by Brent Boyd on Aug 18, 2012 1:41 AM
Lloyd Williams
Franklin Cemetery
Hi Patty--My name is Lloyd Williams, I was reading your Information on your Gr. Grandfather's memorial in the Franklin Cem. We had to go to Kansas, City last week to pickup our grand daughter for a visit. We stopped at the old Franklin Cem. to try and find a stone for my Gr. uncle Williams. The Cem. is beside a paved 4 lane road [E.Hills Dr.] that goes into an Industrial park. There was no where to park but on this 4 lane road with our flashers on. we walked up a steep bank to get to the Cemetery. The weeds, and grass was about Knee deep all over, so that ended our search for a stone. Just thought you would like to know its still the same as discribed in your Information. Have a great day. Lloyd
Added by Lloyd Williams on Aug 01, 2012 6:16 AM
Denise Grau
Re: Raymond G. Ingenthron
Thanks for the additional information for the Raymond Ingenthron memorial. I've made the links.
Denise Grau
Added by Denise Grau on Mar 06, 2012 8:46 PM
Carol Pagitt Hammack
RE: Hobert Lee Lovin Memorial 751224722
Done! Thanks for the additional info.
Added by Carol Pagitt Hammack on Sep 05, 2011 11:45 AM
RE: Michael Andes FAG No. 18518549
Beautiful memorial for Michael. I thank you for leaving my name there and that I could be a helping hand to help you help others. The future generations will thank you for all your work...

you are welcome, it was my pleasure.
Added by Oz on Sep 07, 2010 3:49 AM
Geoff Boltz
William Grauel gravestone photos
I just uploaded photos of the grave of William Grauel from what remains of St John's Catholic cemetery. Perhaps you know this already, but the stone is visible from K-10 Highway east of Lawrence. I discovered this stone and 10-15 others about 3 years ago while doing a topography survey in the area west of East Hills Business Park.
Added by Geoff Boltz on Dec 14, 2009 11:51 AM
RE: Flora Lux, Memorial No. 18519166
you are most welcome
if there is anything else i can do, just let me know
Added by Oz on Sep 20, 2009 6:13 AM
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