Vail grew up on the family farm south of Plains KS, purchased and homesteaded by Great Grandfather Homer and Clara Vail in 1912. My great grandfather, Thomas Benton Novinger, came to Plains in 1887 by stagecoach and homesteaded south of Plains. Great Grandmother Essie Givler Novinger arrived by covered wagon about same time by covered wagon from southeast KS. Vail and Pam left the farm in 1999 and moved family to Pratt, KS for 7 years, then moved to Wichita in 2006.
RE: Ludwig Krueger Hi Vail, I live in Ravenna Michigan. I just started doing reseach on my father's side of the family. I have pictures of a Krueger family reunion in Kansas from the 1930's. I typed in Ada Estella Krueger Frueching Marion Kansas. I found this web site thur that seach for Ada. My Grandfather Lewis Devett Krueger was Ada first cousin. My Great Grandfather John H Krueger was a brother to Frederick Reuther Krueger. Making Ludwig Krueger my Grt Grt Grandfather. I have included the memorial numbers for John H Krueger( 120887151 ) his wife Viola Elvean Prentice (120887255 ) their sons William Raymond Krueger ( 120887318 ) and Lewis Devett Krueger ( 120887188 ). John and Frederick had other siblings. Friedricka Marie Krueger Chaffee ( 61626226 ), Lena E Krueger Robertson ( 63013424 ). I am stilling looking for Ludwig Krueger ( est date of birth 1858 ) and for Sophai Krueger ( est date of birth 1860 ). I would appreciate any information that you may have on them. Thank you Judy R
Died when? Hi Vail, Regarding Pvt Thompson B. Brittingham, mem #92505353 in Holmes Cem., Linn Co, Kansas, his date of death is dubious (Jul, 1981). That's a span of 140 years from 1841. More likely it was Jul, 1891. Can you please edit? Dan