Sadly, Kristi Monroe Bender has passed away. Please consider visiting their Find a Grave memorial page and leaving some virtual flowers. Their enthusiasm for cemeteries and willingness to help future generations lives on through their contributions to Find a Grave.
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My family research names include Kratzer, Kueser, Silkenat, Jung, Hermreck, Monroe, Brandon, Mathes, Caruthers, Dawley, Francis, Czernicek/Cernicek and others, most of whom ended up in Kansas in the mid to late 1800s.
My husband's family includes Bender, Schmitt, Herrman, Pfiefer, Quint, Depperschmidt and Greenwald. Most of them came directly to the German communities in Ellis, Russell and Rush counties, Kansas.
I'm also looking for information on Baldwins in the Osborne/Smith Counties area of Kansas and Greeley, Colorado; Tanner in Riley/Geary counties, Kansas along with familes of the Briggs community in that area; Baldwin, Tanner, Forrest, Meadows and Mathes of Cushing, Oklahoma. And I'm working on a genealogical history of Geneseo, Rice County, Kansas and the surrounding farm area in Rice and Ellsworth counties.