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|Monte Clayton (#46972200)|
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|Randall Kelley||Nikkeltown Cemetery|
Took my mother (Claire Curtis (Newlan) Kelley) to see the cemetery for the first time last Sunday 05/25/2014). My maternal grandfather was Curtis Newlan, grandmother was Tina Rae Fouts Newlan. Mom has mentioned a cousin Lonnie - would you be he? Peter and Lena were my grandfather's maternal grandparents. I have a photo of Peter, Lena, and their son, aged approx.8-10. They are standing in front of their home/barn (one building divided in half). The son is holding the reins of a pony. My grandpa told me, when he gave me the picture, that the house was in Nikkeltown and was destroyed by a tornado shortly after the photo was taken.
|robin hixon||nikkeltown cem woodson co ks contact|
caretaker is Don Edwards. contact me if you'd like the phone number. he and his family have lived in the area, his grandfather was a county historian/genealogist who wrote most of the early documentation for the county. he was telling me where all the askren cemetery families lived in the area. askren is near nikkeltown and he is caretaker for both. his family owns the property for nikkeltown cem and school. he should be able to provide some info on residences.
Hi Monte, Alex had asked me about the photos I took of the cemetery and posted on Find A Grave. I live about 6-7 miles from the cemetery. My husband went to a rural school that is about 4-5 miles east of the Nikkeltown School. He remembers when the school was in operation. The cemetery is located directly north of the school. In 2010 when I took pictures at the cemetery and posted on Find A Grave, the school was still standing. I don't ever go out that way so do not know if the building is still there.
Another resource for you to check is the Woodson County Historical Museum. They have a great deal of information about the rural schools and cemeteries. A man from Woodson Co., Lester Harding, wrote about the county history for years. He published pamphlets called "In the Beginning" and they have a variety of subjects. I do have an index and the entire set so if there is something specific I could look up for you I would be glad to do that. Since I am on the message part I can't remember the name of your G Gma...I will do some looking when I get off this screen. Let me know if I can be of help.
|Alex Magdaleno||RE: Renetta Klingenberg|
I finally got around to checking back in with Find A Grave and saw your message. I had changed cable providers and forgot to update my email on several sites
Yes, the wife and I visited the cemetery in 2001 on a trip back east from California. We stopped in Yates Center and they were very friendly and helpful at the city hall. They found school records for my wife's grandmother and her siblings, and some papers signed by their father Peter F Nikkel.
They made us copies of many records and did not charge us. By all means, get down there if you can, on a weekday when they are open.
I have a picture of the wife standing between her great grandparents grave. The headstone writing was barely visible but we could make it out. There were only a few other headstones there, and most of them were unreadable.
We stopped at the farm kitty corner across from the school and had a nice visit with the old farmer there. He said his children went to that old school just before it closed in the middle 50s.
When we got home we looked at some of the records we picked up in Kansas and found that the farm we visted was the same one that was owned by Peter F in 1892.
Drop me an email and I can send you a couple of pictures.
|Merle||RE: Anna/Henry/Harry Wahl|
My pleasure to have taken the pictures and it was a great day to do it. I also added, though not requested, a picture of Rosalie C. Wahl, also in Mount Olivet, not sure of a relationship though.
Added by Merle on Apr 19, 2010 9:43 AM
|William (Mister Bill) Todd||RE: Mary Clayton|
Your most welcome. It was a good day for searching and I was glad to help.
|William (Mister Bill) Todd||Mary Clayton|
Just happend to be out in the area and took some pictures. Your grandmothers grave is located in Block C, Row 3, space 21.