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Martin Geeding (#47766814)
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I have just recently (2012) began doing genealogical research on my father's side of the family. I am an attorney and have been in the private practice of law for over 20 years in Wichita, Kansas.
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Mary Lepke
Will be happy to transfer. I will go to the Historical Society here,they have obituaries on file and I would enjoy doing that for you.
Added by kelabar on Nov 17, 2012 12:19 PM
Hi and welcome

you don't have to be the contributor to add pics to any memorial

good luck in your search

don't forget to check KS rootsweb and also the historical society.

Wichita library (downstairs)has a good source of KS gene info

Added by Oz on May 03, 2012 5:01 AM
Hi Martin,

You stated in your bio that you are relatively new to genealogical research. Have you checked census records yet? They're a great place to start.

I believe you are correct that your Harvey Newton Geeding was the brother of Jason Geeding and son of John Geeding.

John Geeding (spelled Greeding), his wife and 7 children are listed on the 1870 census in Point Pct., Calhoun County, Illinois. Newton is listed as 19-years-old. Judging from where the children were born, it looks like the family moved from Ohio to Illinois around 1848.

The 1880 Calhoun County Point Pct. census has your great-grandfather (spelled Nuten Guding) living with his wife, Martha, and two children--a boy, Luck, aged 4 and a girl, Aster (probably should have been Esther), aged 2. The census gives the children's birth place as Illinois. Batchtown is located in Richwood Pct., just north of Point Pct. Also living with your great-grandfather's family is one of Newton's brothers, Simon, and his daughter.

Neighbors are always important to check on census records. In 1880, Newton's parents, John and Lavina Geeding, are on one side, while Newton's brother and sister-in-law, Jason and Mary Geeding, are on the other. When you find several families with the same surname living next to each other, they almost always turn out to be siblings, and/or parents and their children.

The 1900 census has Harvey (spelled Harvy Lerding, believe it or not) and Martha in Newton County, Missouri. Seven children are at home: Elmer; Ester [sic]; Curtas [sic]; Blanche; Edward; Daisy; and Dean. The first four children were born in Illinois and the last three in Missouri. That fits perfectly with your information about when the family moved to Newton County.

By 1910, your great-grandfather (Harvy Gerding, this time) had just remarried to a woman named Elizabeth. She had also been married previously. He's listed as living in Newton County, Missouri and reported that they had been married for less than a month in April 1910. No children still at home.

Your great-grandfather (H. N. Geeding) next appears on the 1920 census in Otter Creek Twp., Greenwood County, Kansas. He's living with his daughter, Esther Eliott, and her husband.

Missouri death certificates may also be another source to check. They are available for free on-line through the Missouri archives.

You have to watch your spelling with them because what you type must be an exact match for how they have the death certificate filed. Sometimes you're better off if you put something like starts with Gee instead of the entire name.

I found a Missouri death certificate #1964 for Elmer Sidney Geeding, who died on 15 Jan 1958 in McDonald County, Missouri. He was the son of Harvey N. Geeding and Martha Jane Flanagan. The certificate gives his place of birth as Batchtown, Illinois!

This should be a link to Elmer's death certificate, or you can type his in his name on the Missouri archives site:

Some of Simon Geeding's children must have moved to Missouri, too, because there is a Missouri death certificate for Egbert Depue Geeding, who died on 27 Apr 1960 in Lincoln County, Missouri. Lincoln County is just across the Mississippi River from Calhoun County, Illinois.

One other source you might check is with the owner of John Geeding's Find A Grave memorial. He is a good friend of mine and often has additional information about Calhoun County families in his files. He might be able to find something for you.

Hope this helps. Good luck with your search!
Added by Lynn on Apr 04, 2012 5:21 PM

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