Are you from Delphos, Kansas?

Were your ancestors?

My husbands family is from Delphos and we really love seeing their names in print.

I'm going to try to abstract parts of the Delphos Republican so that the genealogists out there can find their family listed. Seeing what they did in their home town really helps give a personality to the names we all have in our databases.

I'm hoping the current editor of the paper will publish an article like they used to do - 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago in Delphos. Many thanks to Raymond Pachta and Sharon Snively at the library for helping me get the microfilm to read.

I don't live in the area so please don't ask me to do lookups unless the name is in the Ottawa County history book.

Disclaimer 1: I do not intend to copy each article verbatim. News items can be wordy so I'll cut to the meat of some of the articles. I may even tell the story in my own words. Where there are community articles I'll just list the names mentioned.

Click on each issue to see it. You can even do a "find" for your surname.

Aug 18 1905

(I did this one several years ago while I was at Delfest)

September 13 1907

September 20 1907

September 9 1932

September 12 1957

 

From just these few issues I can see that this every name project will be too time consuming at this time.  Those above are as complete as possible listings of local names mentioned but future articles listed below will be hit and miss.

 September 16 1982

okay, we have permission to submit an article for the Delphos Newspaper

on a weekly basis. So Ill post them here about the same time as I submit them to the paper.


 

Delphos - 100 years, 75 years, 50 years and 25 years ago

all 4 papers are covered in one article

Sept 20 2007

9/20/1907,  9/16/1932, 9/19/1957, 9/23/1982

Sept 27 1907

9/27/1907, 9/23/1932, 9/26/1957, 9/30/1982

Oct 4 2007

10/4/1907, 10/7/1932, 10/3/1957, 10/7/1982

Oct 11 2007

10/11/1907, 10/14/1932, 10/10/1957, 10/14/1982

Oct 18 2007

10/18/1907, 10/21/1932, 10/17/1957, 10/21/1982

Oct 25 2007

10/25/1907, 10/28/1932, 10/24/1957, 10/28/1982

Nov 1 2007

11/1/1907, 11//4/1932, 10/31/1957, 11/4/1982

Nov 8 2007

11/8/1907, 11/11/1932, 11/7/1957, 11/11/1982

Nov 15 2007

11/15/1907, 11/18/1932, 11/14/1957, 11/18/1982

Nov 22 2007

11/22/1907, 11/25/1932, 11/21/1957, 11/25/1982

Nov 29 2007

11/29/1907, 12/2/1932, 11/28/1957, 12/2/1982

 

I'm sorry I was not able to abstract the issues

over the winter but I will go back to them as time permits.

March 27 2008

3/27/1908, 3/24/1933, 3/31/1933, 3/27/1958, 3/31/1983

April 3 2008

4/3/1908, 4/7/1933, 4/3/1958, 4/7/1983

April 10 1908

4/10/1908, 4/14/1933, 4/10/1958, 4/14/1983

April 17 1908

4/17/1908, 4/21/1933, 4/17/1958, 4/21/1983

April 24 1908

4/24/1908, 4/28/1933, 4/24/1958, 4/28/1983

June 19 1908,

6/12/1908, 6/12/1933, 6/16/1958, 6/16/1983

June 26 1908

6/26/1908, 6/23/1933, 6/26/1958, 6/23/1983

July 10, 2008

7/10/1908, 7/14/1933, 7/10/1958, 7/14/1983

July 17, 2008

7/17/1908, 7/21/1933, 7/17/1958, 7/21/1983

July 24 2008

7/24/1908, 7/28/1933, 7/24/1958, 7/28/1983 

Aug 14 2008

8/14/1908, 8/18/1933, 8/14/1958, 8/18/1983

not published but you can see it here

10/28/1958

Once again I was unable to keep up with the articles.

Thanks your your cards and letters!

Oct 30 2008 

8/20/1909, 8/23/1934, 8/20/1959

Aug 20 2009
10/30/1908, 10/27/1933, 10/28/1958, 10/27/1983

 

 

I've used up the microfilm I have for the older dates

Article Issues:/ Date of paper

May 12 2011 May 11 1961

May 19 2011 May 18 1961

May 26 2011 May 25 1961

June 2 2011 June 1 1961

June 9 2011 June 8 1961

June 16 2011 June 15 1961

June 23 2011 June 22 1961

June 30 2011 not printed June 29 1961 

July 7 2011 July 6 1961

July 14 2011 July 13 1961

July 21 2011 July 20 1961

July 28 2011 July 27 1961

Aug 4 2011 Aug 3 1961

Aug 11 2011 Aug 10 1961

Date of paper

Aug 17 1961

Aug 24 1961

Aug 31 1961

Sept 7 1961

Sept 14 1961

Sept 21 1961

Sept 28 1961

Oct 5 1961

Oct 12 1961

Oct 19 1961

Oct 26 1961

Nov 2 1961

Nov 9 1961

Nov 16 1961

Nov 23 1961

Nov 30 1961

Dec 7 1961

Dec 14 1961

Dec 21 1961

Dec 29 1961

Jan 4 1962

Jan 11 1962

Jan 18 1962

Jan 25 1962

Feb 1 1962

Feb 7 1907

I am out of microfilm to continue the Years ago in Delphos articles.

I will continue this page when I receive some more films. In the meantime I found a newspaper site of various newspapers and will copy just a few random articles as I can.

Various August Happenings in History in Delphos

Various September Happenings in History in Delphos

 

 

Disclaimer 2:  The articles are being submitted to the Delphos Republican as a unit but are being edited and printed as space allows, so what you see here may not match what is printed.

If you would like me to look for specific names please send me an email achancy @ msn.com (leave out the spaces).  Here are the ones I am personally looking for (married into the Davis and Chancy families and lived in the North Central Kansas area) and the bolded ones until recently still lived in the area:

Adams, Adkins, Anderson, Baker, Barbe, Basnett, Bell, Blake, Brown, Butler, Carlson, Chancy,  Courtney, Crum, Davis, Dildine, Dusenberry, Dutton, Dwight, Everley, Garlow, Garren, Haldeman, Halderson, Hardesty, Harper, Harris, Hauck, Hawkins, Hogue, Houston, Husted, Johns, Jones, Kane, Kiser, Klein, Kleiner, Knowles, Krone, Lukens, Marler, McHenry, Meade, Melhus, Missamore, Moffitt, Naumann, Patrick, Phillips, Price,  Prosser, Richards, Ridgway, Righter,  Rogers, Sage, Saunders, Shivell, Shivers, St Clair, Stauffer, Tasker, Trussell, Wheeler, Wilkins, Willars, and Woelk

Here are some more I've been asked to watch for:

Ablard, Adams, Atwell, Ballou, Banasky, Barefield, Barnes, Billings, Brayton, Buckles, Burough, Cain, Carver, Comfort,  Corman, Crosson, Davidson, Doering, Feather, Fruits, Gassman, Haley, Helget, Hendrixson, Hoffhines, Hurtig, Johnson, Kline, Lang, Lee, McBlair, McKain, Merry, Miller, Moody, Nace, Nelson, Opat, Pachta, Paige, Ponton, Sams, Sipes, Smith, Snively, Sprout, Steinbrock, Thompson, Thurston, Vineyard, Walker, Weber and Yowell

I can't guarantee I'll catch every name but I'll try

 

Delphos doesn't have a genealogy society but we could start one online. Tell me about your Delphos ancestors. Better yet, send me a gedcom file and I'll put them all together.

 


I transcribed the 

Marriage Book 1 at the Ottawa Co, KS Courthouse, 

which covers 1866 to 1883.

I make no claims as to its accuracy as I was unable to go back and proof read it. 

I am publishing it as is, in hopes it will help someone with their research. 

See the transcription here.

 


 

Please email the webmaster for the Davis Family file in progress.

You must be a family member.

We are not comfortable showing living people and their private information.

Davis Anniversary in the news April 31 1938

  In the meantime here are some interesting links:

Delphos Museum by Donna Opat 

Self guided Red Post Tour

Delphos article by Clayton Hogg

and by special request, from our neighbors in Cloud County

Pleasant View Cemetery, Ames, Kansas

 

 


 

Posted on the Ottawa group:

As part of my "Kansas History and Heritage Project," I have created a website for Ottawa County:
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 http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ksottahp/index.html
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 This new, free website features: 1894 and 1917 G.A.R. posts and  rosters; 1865 Kansas State Census; 1875 Kansas State Census for Chapman and
 Concord townships; 1878 gazetteer and business directory; obituaries;  alumni lists for the Minneapolis and Delphos high schools; 1918 plat
 maps (all townships); photo album; and more. I am looking for a source for  biographies, and if I find any, I will add them.
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 I hope you will have a look at my new website, and if you have  any corrections, suggestions, questions or want to contribute pictures or
 data, I will be happy to hear from you. I am moving on to my next county in  the project, but I will come back to Ottawa from time to time to add data,
 so please bookmark this site. I will announce any major additions of data  on this list.
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 Ottawa is the 31st county in this project--only 74 counties to go! I  hope to have all Kansas counties online with the next two or three years,
 but until I can gather enough data for a specific county, I will store  the files for that county on the state website:
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 http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kahhp/index.html
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 This website houses also statewide information (such as maps,  military histories, college files, etc.) as well as serving as a repository
 for data for the "orphan" counties, and links to counties that do have  their own sites.
 
 Sheryl McClure

Thanks, Sheryl, we need all the resources we can find!