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Jane Sellars (daughter of Howell Sellars and Margaret Conner) was born January 09, 1828 in Tennessee, and died
March 09, 1919 in Viola, Kansas, Sedgwick Co. She married
Abraham Nighswonger on December 23, 1847, son of
Reisen Nighswonger and Susannah Buffington.

 Notes for Jane Sellars:
On the 1900 Sedgwick County Kansas, Jane Nighswonger is living with her son William.

Family #91 age 72 she states her parents birth places as Tennessee.
 

More About Jane Sellars:
Burial: Unknown, Harrington Cemetery - Sedgwick County, Kansas.

More About Jane Sellars and Abraham Nighswonger:
Marriage: December 23, 1847

Children of Jane Sellars and Abraham Nighswonger are:

   i.Margaret Nighswonger, b. 1848, d. date unknown.
   ii.+Anna Nighswonger, b. August 01, 1851, Whitefield, Marshall County, Illinois, d. March 30, 1906, Kansas,
    Sedgwick County.
  iii.+William P. Nighswonger, b. June 02, 1856, Marshall County, Illinois, d. 1918, Sedgwick County, Kansas.
  iv.+Solomon Nighswonger, b. April 15, 1854, Marshall County, Illinois, d. July 27, 1934, Sedwick County, Kansas.
  v.Frank Nighswonger, d. date unknown.
  vi.+Isaac Nighswonger, b. January 14, 1864, d. December 10, 1945.
  vii.Oscar Nighswonger, d. date unknown.



Sat 9/7/2002 12:32 PM
Renee Kerr [reneekerr@earthlink.net]
Looking for information on Howell Sellers/Sellars who married Margaret
Conner.
Their daughter Jane Sellars married Abraham Nighswonger and their daughter
Anna Nighswonger married Theodore Kerr.

Renee'



RENEE, thanks.

I believe you have shared JANE SELLARS and  husband with us in IL to KS.

YOU have info from  HOWELL SELLERS rev war  file? =
Rev War records=S31357
Born March 1762 CHATHAM CO, NC
Enlisted 1776 from Edgefield Co, SC
which was residence during war and until
ca 1800 to Tn
in Tn 30 yrs
to Il - in 1832 in Sangamon Co, Il 2 yrs
died 1844 Pike Co, Il
=====
WE have several members working on this family, but, yours may be the only NIGHSWONGER.
The More counties/states you show your family in , MAY help you connect to more families?
marie, iowa



NOV 30, 2002
Hello,
I have Howell Sellars in my tree and was wondering if he is  a match to
anyone.

This is what I have so far:

Descendants of Howell Sellars
 

Generation No. 1

1.  HOWELL1 SELLARS was born March 1762 in Chatham North Carolina, and died
1842 in Pike County, Illinois.  He married MARGARET CONNER.  She was born
Abt. 1776 in Chatham North Carolina.

Notes for HOWELL SELLARS:
Howell Sellers served in the Revolutionary war under Captain arthur
Simplins.  He had enlisted at age 14, the year being 1776.
Received above information from Lisa Worley at www.genforum.com.

Howell is listed in the National Register of the Society Sons of the
American Revolution under Frank Nighswonger, his grandson.   He was a
private in South Carolina Militia, and pensioned.  www.ancestry.com
 

The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Howell served under different commands with the South Carolina troops.  He
was at the battles of Stono Ferry, Brier Creek and at the siege of Savannah.
He was on a Florida expedition under General Williams, Col. Beard, Col.
Winn and Major Pickens.  Under Cap. John Ryan, he fought in the battle at
Briar Creek.  He was also in battle with the Creek Indians at Rocky Comfort
under Major Ross.  Afterwards he fought in the gattle at Stono. Then, under
Captain White, was in the siege of Savannah.  His last tour was under Cap.
James Casey and Gen. Greene.

Revolutionary Soldiers buried in Illinois
Howell Sellers was born in Charlotte County North Carolina.  He was in the
North Carolina Troops, was in the battles of Stono, Brier Creek and the
siege of Savannah.  He came to Illinois, residing in Pike County where he
died.  He was pensioned.
www.genealogylibrary.com
 

Revolutionary War Pension List
Howell Sellers - Rank: Private - Annual Allowance: 30.00 - Sums Received:
90.00 - Desc of Serv: South Carolina - When placed on Pension Roll: May 2,
1833 - Commencement of Pension: March 4, 1831 -
Age: 72
 
Children of HOWELL SELLARS and MARGARET CONNER are:
 i. ARTHUR2 SELLARS.
 ii. BETHENA SELLARS.
 iii. CHARLES SELLARS.
 iv. ELISABETH SELLARS.
 v. JEMINA SELLARS.
 vi. JOSIAH SELLARS.
 vii. LEANNA SELLARS.
 viii. MARY SELLARS.
 ix. NANCY SELLARS.
 x. SARAH SELLARS.
 xi. WILLIAM HENRY SELLARS.
2. xii. JANE SELLARS, b. January 09, 1828, Tennessee; d. March 09, 1919,
Viola, Kansas, Sedgwick Co.
 xiii. LARKEN SELLARS, b. Abt. 1830, North Carolina.

Notes for LARKEN SELLARS:
1850 Census - Southern Dist, Sampson County, North Carolina - Dwelling 552
Family 552 (age 20)
Occupation: Laborer    He is living in the "Poor Houses"

3. xiv. CYNTHIA SELLARS, b. Abt. 1834, Pike County, Illinois.
 xv. MILLY SELLARS, b. Abt. 1835, Illinois.

Notes for MILLY SELLARS:
1850 Census - Naples Twp, Scott County, Illinois - Dwelling 419 Family 429
(age 15)
Living with the Williamson Faithing family.
 

Generation No. 2

2.  JANE2 SELLARS (HOWELL1) was born January 09, 1828 in Tennessee, and
died March 09, 1919 in Viola, Kansas, Sedgwick Co.  She married ABRAHAM
NIGHSWONGER December 19, 1847 in Pike County, Illinois, son of REISEN
NIGHSWONGER and SUSANNAH BUFFINGTON.  He was born September 23, 1823 in
Illinois, and died July 10, 1885 in Kansas, Sedgwick County.

Notes for JANE SELLARS:
Jane is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution  - DAR ID#
14475 Vol 15 page 178

1850 Census -  Township 3 S 2 W, Pike County,  Illinois
1860 Census -  Whitefield Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - Dwelling 1035
Family 973
1870 Census -  Whitefield Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - Dwelling 91
Family 93
1880 Census -  Whitefield Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - (age 52)
1900 Census -  Viola Twp, Sedgwick County Kansas, ED 256 Family #91 - (age
72)
Living with her son William.  Married: Widowed  Children: 6 Still Living: 6
It states her parents birth places as Tennessee.
 

More About JANE SELLARS:
Burial: Harrington Cemetery - Sedgwick County, Kansas

Notes for ABRAHAM NIGHSWONGER:
1830 Census - Unknown Twp, Pike County, Illinois -  Pg 238

1850 Census -  Township 3 S 2 W, Pike County, Illinois (age 25)
Listed as "Neghswinger"   States he was born in Virginia and Jane in
Kentucky.
Cynthia Sellers is also living with them.

1860 Census -  Whitefield Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - Dwelling 1035
Family 973
Occupation: Farmer  Value of Real Estate $4,500 Value of Personal Estate
$600

1870 Census -  Whitefield Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - Dwelling 91
Family 93
Occupation: Farmer  Value of Real Estate $5,000 Value of Personal Property
$1,200
Abram and Jane are both listed as being born in Illinois.

1880 Census - Whitefield Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - (age 57)

More About ABRAHAM NIGHSWONGER:
Burial: Harrington Cemetery - Sedgwick County, Kansas

Marriage Notes for JANE SELLARS and ABRAHAM NIGHSWONGER:
Marriage is listed in the Pike County Illinois marriages before 1850.
(www.ancestry.com)
 
Children of JANE SELLARS and ABRAHAM NIGHSWONGER are:
 i. MARGARET3 NIGHSWONGER, b. 1848, Illinois.

Notes for MARGARET NIGHSWONGER:
1850 Pike County Illinois Township 3 S 2 W

4. ii. ANNA NIGHSWONGER, b. August 01, 1851, Whitefield, Marshall County,
Illinois; d. March 30, 1906, Kansas, Sedgwick County.
5. iii. SOLOMON NIGHSWONGER, b. April 15, 1854, Marshall County, Illinois;
d. July 27, 1934, Sedwick County, Kansas.
6. iv. WILLIAM P. NIGHSWONGER, b. June 02, 1856, Marshall County, Illinois;
d. 1918, Sedgwick County, Kansas.
7. v. FRANKLIN NIGHSWONGER, b. November 13, 1858, Marshall County ,
Illinois; d. October 1937, Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas.
8. vi. ISAAC NIGHSWONGER, b. January 14, 1864, Illinois; d. December 10,
1945.
9. vii. OSCAR ANDREW NIGHSWONGER, b. November 30, 1867.
 

3.  CYNTHIA2 SELLARS (HOWELL1) was born Abt. 1834 in Pike County, Illinois.
She married JOHN N. BUFFINGTON.  He was born Abt. 1825 in Indiana.

Notes for CYNTHIA SELLARS:
1850 Census - 3 S 2 W,  Pike County,  Illinois - Dwelling 268 Family 272
(age 16)
She is living with her sister and brother-in-law Abraham and Jane
Nighswonger.

1880 Census - Orange Twp, Knox County, Illinois - (age 46)
Birthplace listed as Ohio
 
 

Cynthia is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution -  DAR ID#
34629 Vol 35 page 220
It lists her husband name and that she is a widow.

Notes for JOHN N. BUFFINGTON:
1880 Census - Orange Twp, Knox County, Illinois - (age 55)
Occupation: Farmer
 
Children of CYNTHIA SELLARS and JOHN BUFFINGTON are:
 i. GEORGE3 BUFFINGTON, b. Abt. 1855.

Notes for GEORGE BUFFINGTON:
1880 Census - Orange Twp, Knox County, Illinois - (age 25)

 ii. SARAH BUFFINGTON, b. Abt. 1859, Illinois.

Notes for SARAH BUFFINGTON:
1880 Census - Orange Twp, Knox County, Illinois - (age 21)

 iii. JANE BUFFINGTON, b. Abt. 1864, Illinois.

Notes for JANE BUFFINGTON:
1880 Census - Orange Twp, Knox County, Illinois - (age 16)

 iv. HANNAH W. BUFFINGTON, b. Abt. 1866, Illinois.

Notes for HANNAH W. BUFFINGTON:
1880 Census - Orange Twp, Knox County, Illinois - (age 14)

 v. ELISABETH F. BUFFINGTON, b. Abt. 1870, Illinois.

Notes for ELISABETH F. BUFFINGTON:
1880 Census - Orange Twp, Knox County, Illinois - (age 10)

 vi. JOHN C. BUFFINGTON, b. Abt. 1872.

Notes for JOHN C. BUFFINGTON:
1880 Census - Orange Twp, Knox County, Illinois - (age 8)

 vii. CYNTHA M. BUFFINGTON, b. Abt. 1876.

Notes for CYNTHA M. BUFFINGTON:
1880 Census - Orange Twp, Knox County, Illinois - (age 6)

 viii. EARNEST E. BUFFINGTON, b. Abt. 1878.

Notes for EARNEST E. BUFFINGTON:
1880 Census - Orange Twp, Knox County, Illinois - (age 2)
 

Generation No. 3

4.  ANNA3 NIGHSWONGER (JANE2 SELLARS, HOWELL1) was born August 01, 1851 in
Whitefield, Marshall County, Illinois, and died March 30, 1906 in Kansas,
Sedgwick County.  She married THEODORE KERR Bef. 1871 in Illinois, son of
WILLIAM KERR and MARGARET WILSON.  He was born March 28, 1841 in
Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, and died August 18, 1921 in Kansas,
Sedgwick County.

Notes for ANNA NIGHSWONGER:
1860 Census Marshall County, Whitefield Twp, Illinois - Dwelling 1035
Family 973 (age 9)
1870 Census Marshall County, Whitefield Twp, Illinois - Dwelling 91 Family
93 (age 18)
1880 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - (age 29)
1900 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 256 Family 79

More About ANNA NIGHSWONGER:
Burial: Harrington Cemetary - Sedwick County, Kansas

Notes for THEODORE KERR:
1850 Census - Pine Twp, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania -  Dwelling 10  (age
8)
1870 Census - Whitefield Twp, Marshall County, Illinois -  Dwelling 88
Family 90
Theodore is living with the Edward Burnson Family- next door to Abram
Nighswonger (future father-in-law)
1880 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - (age 59)  age is wrong
1900 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 256 Family 79 (age 58)
1910 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 82   Family 1
 
 

Kerr Family Association of North America
David H. Kerr Genealogy Director
P.O. Box 238
Cream Ridge, NJ 08514

On August 10, 1999, Dave mailed me copies what they have listed on Theodore
and Anna.
They are KFAID Number 1874 Generation 003A
 
 

Received from Bill Pennington billpenn@swbell.net on 8/1/1999
Biographical Sketches of Leading Citizens of Sedgwicfk County, KS, 1901
Page 430
Theodore Kerr, a prominent and early settler of Sedgwick county, is tghe
owner and occupant of two middle "eighties" in the south half of section
34, township29, range 3, west, and is one of the enterprising and
progressive farmers of the community.  He was born in Allegheny countym,
Pennsylvania, in 1841, and is the oldest son of William and Margaret
(Wilson) Kerr, who were both descendants of early settlers of that state;
the former was of Scotch descent, while the latter was of Irish derivation.
They had three children, there being besides TGheodore, a daughter,
Emeline, who is deceased, and Albert, who resides in Greene county Iowa.
By a former union  with Mary J. Stewart, William Kerr had three children:
Elizabeth, Alfred, and Mary Jane.  By a third marriage, William Kerr had
three more children: Edmond, who resides in Omaha, Nebraska; Martha M., of
Wheeling West Virginia; and Newton,, who lives in Rock Island Illinois.

Theodore Kerr secured a good education in the public schools of his native
town, and remained in Pennsylvania until 1865, when in March of that year
he moved to Marshall county, Illinois, where he worked out as he had done
in Pennsylvania the six previous years.  He remained in that county until
the spring of 1876, when he moved to Adair county, Iowa, and there he
continued farming; in the following sring he drove through to Sedgwick
county, Kansas, with this little family.  A Mr. Andy Halsey had filed a
claim on the two middle  "eighties" of the south half of section 34,
township 29, range 3 west, and our subject bought his interest therein for
$22. As but very few if any improvements had been made, our subject at once
set about to improve the farm, and his first efforts were devoted to moving
a small frame house which he had purchased from a neighbor upon his
property and to breaking a few acres of land.  as he improved the soil he
began to erect good substantial building upon his place and in 1885 built
his present house, while in later years he added from time to time a number
of outbuildings and a barn.  With the exception of 45 acres which are in
pasture, his entire farm is under cultivation, and each year yelds
considerable grain.
The raising of cattle and hogs also occupies much of his attention and he
is very partial to Poland-China swine.  He has a fine orchard, bearing all
kinds of fruit.  The farm lies rather high for fruit trees to do their
best, but nevertheless he raises fine fruit and at one time set out 1,000
trees in his orchard, which now produce excellent fruit.

While residing in Illinois, Mr  Kerr was joined in marriage with Anna
Nighswonger, a daughter of Abram and Jane Nighswonger, who were early
settlers of Whitefield township, Marshall county, Illinois.  Mrs.
Nighswonger now resides in Sedgwick county, but Mr. Nighswonger died many
years ago.  Our subject and wife have ten children, who are named as
follows.
1. Alfred W is married and lives with his grandmother; Jennie; Charles;
Rhoda; William; Abram; Marion; John; and Laura, all the children excepting
the eldes being at home.  Politically, Mr. Kerr is a strong Democrat, while
in religious views he is a Baptist, belonging to the Ninnescah Baptist
Church.

The Kerrs are buried at Harrington Cemetary.

http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/sedgwick/harrcem.txt

( I found in the census the 10th child is Grace Vida Kerr)

More About THEODORE KERR:
Burial: Harrington Cemetary - Sedgwick County Kansas
 
Children of ANNA NIGHSWONGER and THEODORE KERR are:
 i. ALFRED W.4 KERR, b. December 16, 1871, Marshall County , Illinois; m.
VIOLA V. GREENWALT, July 25, 1900, Wichita, Sedgwick county, Kansas; b.
Abt. 1879.

Notes for ALFRED W. KERR:
1880 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - (age 8)  Listed as
"Alford"
1900 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 256 Family 79 (age 28)
 
 
 

Have copy of marriage license.  They were married by J.N. Haymaker a
Probate Judge.  Viola was age 21 and Alfred was 28.  Both were living in
Viola Kansas, Sedgwick County.

Notes for VIOLA V. GREENWALT:
Viola's middle initial came from their marriage license.

10. ii. JENNIE EMMA KERR, b. April 26, 1873, Marshall County, Illinois; d.
November 13, 1941.
11. iii. CHARLES E. KERR, b. August 19, 1875, Viola, Kansas, Sedgwick Co.
 iv. RHODA ALICE KERR, b. February 20, 1875, Viola, Sedgwick County,
Kansas; d. August 10, 1927, Sedgwick County, Kansas.

Notes for RHODA ALICE KERR:
1880 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - (age 2)
1900 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 256 Family 79 (age 22)
1910 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 82   Family 1
 
 

Never married.

More About RHODA ALICE KERR:
Burial: Harrington Cemetery - Sedgwick County Kansas

12. v. WILLIAM WINFIELD KERR, b. August 30, 1880, Kansas; d. September 13,
1951, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
13. vi. ABRAM KERR, b. February 28, 1880, Viola, Sedgwick County, Kansas.
14. vii. MARION SELLERS KERR, b. January 26, 1888, Kansas; d. April 06,
1948, San Francisco, California.
 viii. JOHN T. KERR, b. February 12, 1890, Kansas; d. January 25, 1963,
Geyserville, Sonoma County, California.

Notes for JOHN T. KERR:
1900 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 256 Family 79 (age 10)
1910 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 82   Family 1
1920 Census - Damon Precinct, Grays Harbor County, Washington - ED 77
Family 17 ( I believe this is my John - age is correct, birth places match
for him and both parents)
 
 
 

July 30, 2001.

Received Johns death certificate today.
The name of informat on the certificate is Social Service Records.
States he was born in Kansas and that he was never married.
John was 72 when he passed away at his home.  Street address is given as
Sequoia Auto Court.
The cause of death is Fatty degeneration of liver with bronchopneumonia.
The information for his parents are typed in as unknown.
 
 
 

More About JOHN T. KERR:
Burial: January 29, 1963, Santa Rosa Memorial Park - Fred Young & Company
Funeral Director
Occupation: 1920, Congress, Donkey (This is how it read on the census)

 ix. LAURA B. KERR, b. June 15, 1894; m. JESSE H. JOHNSON, July 31, 1912.

Notes for LAURA B. KERR:
1900 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 256 Family 79 (age 5)
1910 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 82   Family 1
 

 x. GRACE VIDA KERR, b. November 03, 1882; d. September 16, 1913, Tamo,
Jefferson County, Arkansas.

Notes for GRACE VIDA KERR:
1900 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 256 Family 79 (age 17)
 
 

5.  SOLOMON3 NIGHSWONGER (JANE2 SELLARS, HOWELL1) was born April 15, 1854
in Marshall County, Illinois, and died July 27, 1934 in Sedwick County,
Kansas.  He married ADA REBECCA TANQUARY February 26, 1878 in Illinois,
daughter of CORNELIUS TANQUARY and SARAH HUFF.  She was born April 19, 1857
in Marshall County, Illinois, and died August 13, 1927 in Sedgwick County
Kansas.

Notes for SOLOMON NIGHSWONGER:
1860 Census -  Whitefield Twp., Marshall County,  Illinois - Dwelling 1035
Family 973 (age 6)

1870 Census -  Whitefield Twp., Marshall County, Illinois - Dwelling 91
Family 93 (age 16)

1880 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - (age 26)
Occupation: Farming

1900 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 256 Family 86 (age 46)
Occupation: Farmer  Married: 22 years  Children: 9  Still Living: 8  Owns
Farm: 19

1910 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - Dwelling 67 Family 68
(age 56)
Occupation: Farmer  Gen Farm #60 Married: 32 years

1920 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 97 Dwelling 70 Family
71 (age 65)
Occupation: Farmer   Gen Farm #65
 
 
 

Portrait and Biographical Album of Sedgwick County, Kansas.  Chicago:
Chapman Brother 1888.

Solomon Nighswonger, Sedgwick County has many well-to-do and successful
farmers who are the architects of their own fortunes and are connected
largely with the official life of this section.  Amoung these is the
subject of this personal history, who is the present Trustee of Viola
Township, on section 26, where he settled in the fall of 1876.  He was born
in Marshall County, Ill., April 15, 1854, and is the offspring of Abraham
and Jane (sellers) Nighswonger.
The grandparents of our subject were natives of Virginia, who settled in
Pike County, Ill., where his father was born.  The latter was reared to
farm life, but in early manhood was emplyed for a time upon the various
steamboats that plied upon the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers, and was
married in Pike County.  Some time after his mariage he removed to Marshall
County, Ill., where our subject was born, and there made his home until
1881, when he came to Kansas and settled on section 23, in Viola Township,
where he owned a tract of 800 acres of land, which he had bought in 1876.
This immense and valuable farm he improved and there made his home until
his death, which occurred July 10,1885.  The mother of our subject is
living and resides upon the old homestead in this county.  She was the
parent of nine children, of whom the following six still survive: Annie,
wife of Theodore Kerr; Solomon, the subject of this sketch; William, Frank,
Isaac, and Oscar.

Solomon Nighswonger was reared upon the paternal farm and there received
the training that he has made answer so successfully in his agricultural
pursuits through life.  He received his education in the district schools
of his native county, and on attaining his manhood in 1876, came to Kansas,
and made a claim on his present place.  In 1878 he returned to his native
county in Illinois, where, on February 26,  he was united in marriage with
Miss Ada Tanquary, who was born in Marshall County, Ill., April 19, 1857,
and is the daughter of Cornelius and Sarah (Huff) Tanquary, natives of
Ohio.  By this union our subject and his wife have been blessed with a
family  of four children, who bear the following names: Bertha Viola,
Rollie Albert, Harry Maynard and Walter C.

Mr. Nighswonger has a fine property of 240 acres of land, and gives the
greater proportion of his time to the rearing of stock, in which he is
meeting with a merited and richly deserved success.  He is numbered amoung
the wealthy and prosperous farmers of the county, and occupies a high place
in the consideration and respect of his fellow-citizens.  In his political
views he coincides, to some extent, with the National Greenback party, but
is entirely independent of party lines, being one of those rugged natures
that have minds of their own, and having such, dare maintain them.  He is
now serving the people of the township as Trustee for the third term, and
is a conscientious and faithful officer.  In his religion he is a Baptist,
and a God-fearing and sincere Christian gentleman.

More About SOLOMON NIGHSWONGER:
Burial: Harrington Cemetery - Sedgwick County, Kansas

Notes for ADA REBECCA TANQUARY:
1880 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - (age 23)
1900 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 256 Family 86 (age 43)
1910 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - Dwelling 67 Family 68
(age 53)
1920 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 97 Dwelling 70 Family
71 (age 62)
 

More About ADA REBECCA TANQUARY:
Burial: Harrington Cemetery - Sedgwick County, Kansas
 
Children of SOLOMON NIGHSWONGER and ADA TANQUARY are:
 i. BERTHA VIOLA4 NIGHSWONGER, b. February 19, 1879, Viola, Sedgwick
County, Kansas; d. January 14, 1963; m. JOHN L. TINSLEY, November 02, 1902,
Wichita, Sedgwick county, Kansas.

Notes for BERTHA VIOLA NIGHSWONGER:
1880 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - (age 1)
Listed as "Bertah"
1900 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 256 Family 86 (age 21)
1920 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 97 Dwelling 70 Family
71 (age 40)

Birth day and death date is from Ben Worley at bltz@gci.net

 ii. ROLLIE ALBERT NIGHSWONGER, b. December 27, 1881, Viola, Sedgwick
County, Kansas; d. July 06, 1941; m. ORA H. BARTON.

Notes for ROLLIE ALBERT NIGHSWONGER:
1900 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 256 Family 86 (age 18)
Listed as "Rolla"
 

Birth day, death date and spouse name is from Ben Worley at bltz@gci.net

15. iii. HARRY MAYNARD NIGHSWONGER, b. December 18, 1883, Kansas; d.
October 28, 1951, Sedgwick County, Kansas.
 iv. WALTER CORNELIUS NIGHSWONGER, b. December 28, 1885, Viola, Sedgwick
County, Kansas; d. September 07, 1951; m. LEOLA FIDDLER.

Notes for WALTER CORNELIUS NIGHSWONGER:
1900 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 256 Family 86 (age 14)
1910 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - Dwelling 67 Family 68
(age 24)
1920 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 97 Dwelling 70 Family
71 (age 34)
Listed as "Wallie"
 

Birth day, death date and spouse name is from Ben Worley at bltz@gci.net

 v. RALPH CHARLES NIGHSWONGER, b. October 03, 1889, Viola, Sedgwick County,
Kansas; d. March 30, 1909, Sedgwick County, Kansas.

Notes for RALPH CHARLES NIGHSWONGER:
1900 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 256 Family 86 (age 10)
 

More About RALPH CHARLES NIGHSWONGER:
Burial: Harrington Cemetery - Sedgwick County, Kansas

16. vi. ELLA NEOMI NIGHSWONGER, b. August 30, 1892, Viola Kansas; d.
October 03, 1965, Deerfield Kansas.
 vii. FLOY NIGHSWONGER, b. August 17, 1894, Sedgwick County, Kansas; d.
August 21, 1894, Sedgwick County, Kanasa.

More About FLOY NIGHSWONGER:
Burial: Harrington Cemetery - Sedgwick County Kansas

 viii. MARTHA JANE NIGHSWONGER, b. December 16, 1895; d. March 23, 1981; m.
JAMES W. ASHTON.

Notes for MARTHA JANE NIGHSWONGER:
1900 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 256 Family 86 (age 4)
1910 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - Dwelling 67 Family 68
(age 14)
Listed as "Maria S."

Birth day, death date and spouse name is from Ben Worley at bltz@gci.net

 ix. NELLIE FAYE NIGHSWONGER, b. May 07, 1899, Viola, Sedgwick County,
Kansas; d. February 28, 1966; m. JOSEPH W. LOEBEL.

Notes for NELLIE FAYE NIGHSWONGER:
1900 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 256 Family 86 (age 1)
1910 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - Dwelling 67 Family 68
(age 10)
1920 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 97 Dwelling 70 Family
71 (age 20)
Listed as "Faye"

 x. SARAH THELMA NIGHSWONGER, b. January 02, 1903; m. CLARENCE A. WOODY.

Notes for SARAH THELMA NIGHSWONGER:
1910 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - Dwelling 67 Family 68
(age 7)
1920 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 97 Dwelling 70 Family
71 (age 16)
Listed as "Thelma"
 

Birth day, death date and spouse name is from Ben Worley at bltz@gci.net
 

6.  WILLIAM P.3 NIGHSWONGER (JANE2 SELLARS, HOWELL1) was born June 02, 1856
in Marshall County, Illinois, and died 1918 in Sedgwick County, Kansas.  He
married ANNA CLOADINE PARKER, daughter of MOSES PARKER and MARY SHUCKS.
She was born March 01, 1861 in Des Moines County, Iowa, and died 1952 in
Sedgwick County, Kansas.

Notes for WILLIAM P. NIGHSWONGER:
1860 Census -  Whitefield Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - Dwelling 1035
Family 973 (age 4)

1870 Census - Whitefield Twp, Marshall County,  Illinois - Dwelling 91
Family 93 (age 14)

1880 Census - Whitefield Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - (age 24)
Occupation: Farm Hand

1900 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 256 Family 91 (age 41)
Occupation: Farmer   Married: 18 years   Children:    Still Living: 8
 

Portrait and Biographical Album of Sedgwick County, Kansas.,   Chapman
Brothers 1888

William Nighswonger, senior member of the firm of Nighswonger & Robinson,
dealers in agricultural implements at Viola, is also a prominent farmer of
the township, where he has distinguished himself as a useful citizen since
the spring of 1881.  His homestead occupies the southeast quarter of
section 23, the land being thoroughly cultivated and supplied with good
buildings, and he also has an interest in anther quarter-section in company
with his brother Solomon.

Our subject, a native of the Prairie State, was born in Marshall County,
June 2, 1856.  He received a practical education in the public schools, and
during boyhood and youth made himself useful on the farm of his father.
His parents, Abraham and Jane (Sellers) Nighswonger, were natives of
Illinois, and settled in Marshall County, Ill.  Thence, in 1881, they
removed with their family to this county, the father purchasing a tract of
land in Viola Township, where for a number of years he followed agriculture
extensively.  He died at his home in this township, 7/10/1885.  Our subjec
found his bride in this county, having been married, on the 14th of
September, 1881, to Miss Anna, the daughter of Moses and Mary (schucks)
Parker, of Clear Water.  Mrs. Nighswonger, a native of Des Moines County,
Iowa, was born March 1, 1861.  Her parents were natives of Ireland and Iowa
respectively, and are now living in Clear Water, Kan.  Of her union with
our subject there were four children:  Perry P., born Sept. 16, 1882; Mary
E., July 6, 1884, and Jay W., Nov. 9,, 1887.  Jessie, who was born Sept.
23, 1885, died Aug. 24, 1887.

Our subject engaged in the agricultural implement trade early in the spring
of 1887, and in the augumn following associated himself with Mr. Robinson
as parter.  This is the only establishment of the kind at Viola.  Mr.
Nighswonger has given much attention to improved farm machiner, and is the
inventor of  the roller cutter grain drill, a machine which will plant
grain in stubbler ground or even prairie without plowing.  He has not begun
the manufacturer of this drill as yet, but there is a prospect that it will
become a favorite labor-savor among the farmers of Southern Kansas.  Mr.
Nighswonger, in connection with James Grimsleyu, is also engaged
considerably in the grain trade.   His farm produces in abundance corn and
wheat, to which it is admirably adapted, lying as it does on the bottom
lands of the Ninnescah.  He not infrequently gathers a corn crop averaging
fifty bushels to the acre, and for the years 1883, 1884, 1885 and 1887,
harvested over twenty-sever bushels of wheat per acre.

Our subject, whose time is mostly occupied with his farming interest, takes
little part in politics, otherwise than to vote the straight Democratic
ticket at the general elections.  He and his wife are members of the
Baptist Church.  The former has been connected with it for fifteen years,
and Mrs. Nighswonger for eleven years.
 

In the Sedgwik Kansas census they have a servant living with them.  James
Chelfont age 86 b: August 1865 in Missouri. Parents b: PA

Kansas Cemetery inscription shows middle initial P.
 

More About WILLIAM P. NIGHSWONGER:
Burial: Harrington Cemetery - Sedgwick County, Kansas

Notes for ANNA CLOADINE PARKER:
1900 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 256 Family 91 (age 39)

The Kansas cemetery inscription shows the middle initial as C.
 
 

More About ANNA CLOADINE PARKER:
Burial: Harrington Cemetery - Sedgwick County, Kansas
 
Children of WILLIAM NIGHSWONGER and ANNA PARKER are:
17. i. PERRY P.4 NIGHSWONGER, b. September 16, 1882, Viola, Sedgwick
County, Kansas.
18. ii. MARY ELLEN NIGHSWONGER, b. July 06, 1884, Viola, Sedgwick County,
Kansas.
 iii. JESSIE NIGHSWONGER, b. September 23, 1885, Viola, Sedgwick County,
Kansas; d. August 24, 1887, Viola, Sedgwick County, Kansas.
 iv. JAY W. NIGHSWONGER, b. November 09, 1887, Viola, Sedgwick County,
Kansas; d. 1953, Sedgwick County, Kansas.

Notes for JAY W. NIGHSWONGER:
1900 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 256 Family 91 (age 12)

More About JAY W. NIGHSWONGER:
Burial: Harrington Cemetery - Sedgwick County Kansas

 v. CLARA M. NIGHSWONGER, b. October 1889, Kansas.

Notes for CLARA M. NIGHSWONGER:
1900 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 256 Family 91 (age 10)

19. vi. PAUL E. NIGHSWONGER, b. January 1891, Kansas.
 vii. FRED T. NIGHSWONGER, b. March 1894, Kansas.

Notes for FRED T. NIGHSWONGER:
1900 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 256 Family 91 (age 6)
1920 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas Census - ED 97  Dwelling
17 Family 18 - (age 25)
He is living with his brother Paul E.

More About FRED T. NIGHSWONGER:
Occupation: 1920, Mechanic - Garage

 viii. MYRON S. NIGHSWONGER, b. November 1896, Kansas.

Notes for MYRON S. NIGHSWONGER:
1900 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 256 Family 91 (age 3)

1920 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas Census - ED 97  Dwelling
17 Family 18 - (age 22)
He is living with his brother Paul E.

More About MYRON S. NIGHSWONGER:
Occupation: 1920, Farmer - Gen Farm

 ix. ANA G. NIGHSWONGER, b. October 1898, Viola, Sedgwick County, Kansas.

Notes for ANA G. NIGHSWONGER:
1900 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 256 Family 91 (age 1)
 

7.  FRANKLIN3 NIGHSWONGER (JANE2 SELLARS, HOWELL1) was born November 13,
1858 in Marshall County , Illinois, and died October 1937 in Wichita,
Sedgwick County, Kansas.  He married EDITH A. WEYENETH October 06, 1898 in
McMinn County, Tennessee, daughter of UNKNOWN WEYENETH and MRS. WEYENETH.
She was born in New York.

Notes for FRANKLIN NIGHSWONGER:
Frank is registered with the Sons of the American Revolution #6681.

1860 Census Marshall County, Whitefield Twp, Illinois - Dwelling 1035
Family 973 (age 1)
1870 Census Marshall County, Whitefield Twp, Illinois - Dwelling 91 Family
93 (age 11)
1880 Census - Whitefield Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - (age 21)
Occupation: Teaching
1900 Census - Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas - Ed 283  Ward 3 -Family 230
married two years, no children. Lived on North Emporia Avenue.
 
 
 

Notes for EDITH A. WEYENETH:

1900 Census - Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas - Ed 283  Ward 3 -Family 230
      married two years, no children. Lived on North Emporia Avenue.

Marriage Notes for FRANKLIN NIGHSWONGER and EDITH WEYENETH:
Kansas website by Mr. Penninton.
 
Children of FRANKLIN NIGHSWONGER and EDITH WEYENETH are:
 i. MARCK4 NIGHSWONGER.
 ii. RUTH NIGHSWONGER.
 

8.  ISAAC3 NIGHSWONGER (JANE2 SELLARS, HOWELL1) was born January 14, 1864
in Illinois, and died December 10, 1945.  He married BERTHA A. NELSON
November 28, 1894 in Wichita, Sedgwick county, Kansas, daughter of UNKNOWN
NELSON and UNKNOWN.  She was born December 29, 1873 in Indiana, and died
June 06, 1934 in Sedgwick County, Kansas.

Notes for ISAAC NIGHSWONGER:
1870 Census Marshall County, Whitefield Twp, Illinois - Dwelling 91 Family
93 (age 6)

1880 Census - Whitefield Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - (age 16)

1900 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED   Family 94

1920 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 97  Dwelling 61
Family 61 (age 55)
Occupation: Farmer   Gen Farm #56  Owns his home.
Listed as "Isom" in the Index.

1930 Census Sedgwick County, Viola Twp, Kanasa - ED 39 - Sheet 2B
Occupation: Farmer Gen Farm #38   Owns his home.

More About ISAAC NIGHSWONGER:
Burial: Harrington Cemetery - Sedgwick County, Kansas

Notes for BERTHA A. NELSON:
1900 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED   Family 94

1920 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 97  Dwelling 61
Family 61 (age 46)

Date born is from the Harrington cemetery inscriptions.

More About BERTHA A. NELSON:
Burial: Harrington Cemetery - Sedgwick County, Kansas

Marriage Notes for ISAAC NIGHSWONGER and BERTHA NELSON:
Kansas web site by Mr. Pennington.
 
Children of ISAAC NIGHSWONGER and BERTHA NELSON are:
 i. CLAUDE N.4 NIGHSWONGER, b. October 1895, Viola, Sedgwick County,
Kansas; d. 1919, Sedgwick County, Kansas.

More About CLAUDE N. NIGHSWONGER:
Burial: Harrington Cemetery - Sedgwick County Kansas

 ii. EARL F. NIGHSWONGER, b. Abt. 1903, Viola, Sedgwick County, Kansas.

Notes for EARL F. NIGHSWONGER:
1920 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 97  Dwelling 61
Family 61 (age 17)

 iii. RAY K. NIGHSWONGER, b. Abt. 1911, Viola, Sedgwick County, Kansas.

Notes for RAY K. NIGHSWONGER:
1920 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 97  Dwelling 61
Family 61 (age 46)
 

9.  OSCAR ANDREW3 NIGHSWONGER (JANE2 SELLARS, HOWELL1) was born November
30, 1867.  He married MARY LIVINGSTON October 10, 1889 in Wichita, Sedgwick
county, Kansas, daughter of JOHN LIVINGSTON and MARGARET GRAHAM.  She was
born February 1869 in Illinois.

Notes for OSCAR ANDREW NIGHSWONGER:
1870 Census Marshall County, Whitefield Twp, Illinois - Dwelling 91 Family
93 (age 3)

1880 Census - Whitefield Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - (age 13)
Listed as "Oscar"
 
 
 

Information that  Oscar is Marys' husband is  from www.ancestry.com Richard
Davidson rdavis31127@aol.com

Notes for MARY LIVINGSTON:
1900 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 256  Dwelling 33
Family 33 (age 31)
Occupation: Farmer  - Owns #25  Married: Widowed  Children: 5  Still
Living: 4

1910 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - Dwelling 69 Family 70
(age 40)
Married: Widowed  Children: 6  Still Living: 4

1920 Census - Wichita Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED   Dwelling 243
Family 275 (age 50)
Widowed    Mary is living with her son  Glen.
 
Children of OSCAR NIGHSWONGER and MARY LIVINGSTON are:
20. i. GLEN DALE4 NIGHSWONGER, b. November 15, 1890, Kansas.
 ii. DWIGHT NIGHSWONGER, b. March 30, 1892.

Notes for DWIGHT NIGHSWONGER:
1900 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 256  Dwelling 33
Family 33 (age 8)

 iii. NEIL ANDREW NIGHSWONGER, b. April 1894, Kansas.

Notes for NEIL ANDREW NIGHSWONGER:
1900 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 256  Dwelling 33
Family 33 (age 6)
Listed as "Neal A"

1910 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - Dwelling 69 Family 70
(age 17)
Listed as "Neil O."

1920 Census - Wichita Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED   Dwelling 243
Family 275 (age 25)
Occupation: Bridge Carpenter for the Railroad   Andrew is living with his
brother Glen
Listed as "Neil A"
 

 iv. RAY OSCAR NIGHSWONGER, b. March 1897, Viola, Sedgwick County, Kansas.

Notes for RAY OSCAR NIGHSWONGER:
1900 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 256  Dwelling 33
Family 33 (age 3)
Listed as "Ray O"

1910 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - Dwelling 69 Family 70
(age 14)
Listed as "Ray"
 

Generation No. 4

10.  JENNIE EMMA4 KERR (ANNA3 NIGHSWONGER, JANE2 SELLARS, HOWELL1) was born
April 26, 1873 in Marshall County, Illinois, and died November 13, 1941.
She married ENOCH C. COOKSEY, son of ISAAC COOKSEY and LUCINDA STOCKSTILL.
He was born August 27, 1860 in Missouri, and died August 13, 1946 in
McMinnville, Tennessee.

Notes for JENNIE EMMA KERR:
1880 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - (age 7)
Listed as Emma J.

1900 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 256 Family 79 (age 27)
 

Also known as Emily Jane.

Notes for ENOCH C. COOKSEY:
Enock is listed with the Charles Peains family.  He is listed as a servant
- farm laborer at age 39 in the 1900 Sedgwick County Census.

Roll 499 Book 1, Page 35.
 

Per Family Group Sheet received 1/15/02 by Mary Vanegas.  Enoch II is also
known as "Babe"

More About ENOCH C. COOKSEY:
Census: 1900, Sedgwick County, Kansas
 
Children of JENNIE KERR and ENOCH COOKSEY are:
 i. HAZEL5 COOKSEY.
 ii. ANNA COOKSEY.
 iii. DONNA COOKSEY, m. JIM.
 iv. PAUL COOKSEY.
 v. EDITH COOKSEY.
 vi. JUANITA COOKSEY.
 

11.  CHARLES E.4 KERR (ANNA3 NIGHSWONGER, JANE2 SELLARS, HOWELL1) was born
August 19, 1875 in Viola, Kansas, Sedgwick Co.  He married EVA FLORENCE
OGAN July 23, 1905 in Clearwater Kansas, Sedgwick County, daughter of ERAN
OGAN and SARAH.  She was born June 28, 1876 in Harrison Twp, Vinton County,
Ohio, and died March 08, 1939 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, El Paso County.

Notes for CHARLES E. KERR:
1880 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - (age 4)
Listed as born in Illinois

1900 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 256 Family 79 (age 24)
 
 

Received marriage information from Bill Pennington billpenn@swbell.net
7/10/1999
Book J, Page 636, Sedgwick County, KS Marriages
Charles E. Kerr of Viola KS, age 29
Eva F. Ogan, of Vernon TX age 27
Married July 23, 1905 at Clearwater, KS by A.E. Goodman, Minister of the
Gospel.
Purchased copy of marriage certificate in 2002.

More About EVA FLORENCE OGAN:
Burial: Evergreen Cemetary, Colorado Springs Colorado
Census: 1880, Vinton County, Harrison Twp, E.D. 186 - Family 67
 
Children of CHARLES KERR and EVA OGAN are:
 i. CLIFTON ERNEST5 KERR, b. August 22, 1909, Viola, Kansas, Sedgwick Co;
d. February 12, 1989, Placerville, California; m. ROSA MABLE WEBB, October
08, 1930, Castle Rock, Colorado, Douglas County; b. December 12, 1912,
Colorado; d. May 15, 1993, Placerville, California.

More About CLIFTON ERNEST KERR:
Burial: Placerville, California

Notes for ROSA MABLE WEBB:
Info from Uncle Bob...

Grandma Kerr was diagnosed with diabetes when she was 67.  She only had one
kidney that worked.  The other kidney was damaged when she was in her 40's,
a horse fell on her while riding.

More About ROSA MABLE WEBB:
Burial: Placerville, California

 ii. WALTER H. KERR, b. December 21, 1911, Steamboat Springs, Colorado; d.
May 08, 1927, Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
 

12.  WILLIAM WINFIELD4 KERR (ANNA3 NIGHSWONGER, JANE2 SELLARS, HOWELL1) was
born August 30, 1880 in Kansas, and died September 13, 1951 in Colorado
Springs, Colorado.  He married ARMITA MILVINA BARR August 19, 1908 in
Wichita, Sedgwick County,Kansas, daughter of UNKNOWN BARR and UNKNOWN.  She
was born Abt. 1873 in Missouri, and died March 24, 1962 in Colorado
Springs, Colorado.

Notes for WILLIAM WINFIELD KERR:
4/28/2000  Received death information on William and Minta from Betty
Kerr-Hendrix.  William is her Grandfather.

1900 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 256 Family 79 (age 19)
(Living at home)

1910 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 82 Family 11

1920 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 97 Family 17 (age 39)
Occupation: Farmer  - Gen Farm #15
Living next door is Paul E. Nighswonger.

1930 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 39 Family 25
 
 

More About WILLIAM WINFIELD KERR:
Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, El Paso County, Lot 230

Notes for ARMITA MILVINA BARR:
1910 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 82 Family 11
1920 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 97 Family 17 (age 47)
1930 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 39 Family 25

More About ARMITA MILVINA BARR:
Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, El Paso County, Lot 230
 
Children of WILLIAM KERR and ARMITA BARR are:
 i. THEODORE W.5 KERR, b. 1912, Viola, Sedgwick County, Kansas.

Notes for THEODORE W. KERR:
1920 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 97 Family 17 (age 8)
( Shows middle initial as W.)
1930 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 39 Family 25
 

 ii. ELSIE KERR, b. 1913, Viola, Sedgwick County,Kansas.

Notes for ELSIE KERR:
1920 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 97 Family 17 (age 7)
1930 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 39 Family 25
 

 iii. RALPH KERR, b. 1915, Viola, Sedgwick County, Kansas.

Notes for RALPH KERR:
1920 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 97 Family 17 (age 5)
1930 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 39 Family 25
 
 

 iv. GENE KERR, b. 1916, Viola, Sedgwick County, Kansas.

Notes for GENE KERR:
1920 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 97 Family 17
1930 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 39 Family 25
 

 v. WILLIAM KERR, b. April 1917, Viola, Sedgwick County, Kansas.

Notes for WILLIAM KERR:
1920 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 97 Family 17 (age 3)
1930 Census - William is not listed.
 

13.  ABRAM4 KERR (ANNA3 NIGHSWONGER, JANE2 SELLARS, HOWELL1) was born
February 28, 1880 in Viola, Sedgwick County, Kansas.  He married EDNA ROSS,
daughter of UNKNOWN ROSS and MRS. ROSS.  She was born Abt. 1895 in Kansas.

Notes for ABRAM KERR:
1900 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 256 Family 79 (age 15)
1910 Census -
1920 Census - Walnut Twp, Butler County, Kansas - ED 41 Family 190
 

More About ABRAM KERR:
Occupation: 1920, Fireman - Oil Field

Notes for EDNA ROSS:
1920 Census - Walnut Twp, Butler County, Kansas - ED 41 Family 190

 
Child of ABRAM KERR and EDNA ROSS is:
 i. BERYL5 KERR, b. 1916.

Notes for BERYL KERR:
1920 Census - Walnut Twp, Butler County, Kansas - ED 41 Family 190
 
 

14.  MARION SELLERS4 KERR (ANNA3 NIGHSWONGER, JANE2 SELLARS, HOWELL1) was
born January 26, 1888 in Kansas, and died April 06, 1948 in San Francisco,
California.  He married (1) RUTH KNAPP.    He married (2) CLARA MAY
September 03, 1914.

Notes for MARION SELLERS KERR:
1900 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 256 Family 79 (age 12)
1920 Census - Walnut Twp, Butler County, Kansas - ED 41 Family 276
 
 

12/4/01

Received from the San Francisco Main Library.
Obituary: San Francisco Chronicle pg.15

In this city, April 6, 1948.
Marion Sellers Kerr, beloved husband of Ruth Kerr, loving father of Marion
S. Kerr jr., and Gerry Kerr Leppert; age 60 years.  A member of
Bartlesville Lodge, F.A.M., No. 284, Bartlesville Oklahoma; Anchor Club of
San Francisco and Pipefitters Union No. 38.
Funeral Servies Thursday afternoon, 1:30 o'clock at the mortuary of Halsted
& Co., 1123 Sutter at near Polk.

 
Children of MARION KERR and RUTH KNAPP are:
 i. MARION SELLERS JR.5 KERR.
 ii. GERRY KERR, m. MR. MR. LEPPERT.
 

15.  HARRY MAYNARD4 NIGHSWONGER (SOLOMON3, JANE2 SELLARS, HOWELL1) was born
December 18, 1883 in Kansas, and died October 28, 1951 in Sedgwick County,
Kansas.  He married ELNORA Abt. 1898 in Wichita, Sedgwick county, Kansas,
daughter of UNKNOWN and UNKNOWN.  She was born Abt. 1884 in Kansas.

Notes for HARRY MAYNARD NIGHSWONGER:
1900 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 256 Family 86 (age 16)
1910 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - Dwelling 67 Family 68
(age 26)
1920 Census - Viola Twp,Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 97  Dwelling 45 Family
46 - (age 36)
Occupation; Farmer  Number on Farm Schedule: 40

1930 Sedgwick County, Viola Twp, Kansas - ED 39
Occupation: Farmer   Number on Farm Schedule: 64
 

More About HARRY MAYNARD NIGHSWONGER:
Burial: Harrington Cemetery - Sedgwick County, Kansas

Notes for ELNORA:
1920 Census Sedgwick County Viola Township -  Dwelling 45 Family 46 - ED 97
Pg 5A
 

Last name of Elnora is from Ben Worley at bltz@gci.net
 
Children of HARRY NIGHSWONGER and ELNORA are:
 i. EDWIN5 NIGHSWONGER, b. April 1918, Viola, Sedgwick County, Kansas.

Notes for EDWIN NIGHSWONGER:
1920 Census Sedgwick County Viola Township -  Dwelling 45 Family 46 - ED 97
(age 2)

 ii. KEITH NIGHSWONGER, b. June 26, 1920, Viola, Sedgwick County, Kansas;
d. September 1976, Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas.

Notes for KEITH NIGHSWONGER:
Birth & Death information from the SSDI.
 

More About KEITH NIGHSWONGER:
Social Security Number: 514-14-7371

 iii. HARRY NIGHSWONGER.
 iv. JOHNNIE NIGHSWONGER.
 v. MILDREN NIGHSWONGER.
 vi. HUBERT ZIMMERMAN, b. Abt. 1913, Missouri; Stepchild.

Notes for HUBERT ZIMMERMAN:
1920 Census Sedgwick County Viola Township -  Dwelling 45 Family 46 - ED 97
(age 7)
 

16.  ELLA NEOMI4 NIGHSWONGER (SOLOMON3, JANE2 SELLARS, HOWELL1) was born
August 30, 1892 in Viola Kansas, and died October 03, 1965 in Deerfield
Kansas.  She married JOHN HARMS JOHNSON February 24, 1915 in Wichita,
Sedgwick county, Kansas.  He died June 27, 1965 in Deerfield Kansas.

Notes for ELLA NEOMI NIGHSWONGER:
1900 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 256 Family 86 (age 7)
1910 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - Dwelling 67 Family 68
(age 17)
 

2/4/2001
Received Ella's middle name from Lisa Worley.  Ella is her paternal
grandmother.
 
 

Notes for JOHN HARMS JOHNSON:
4/15/2002
Received information from Lisa Worley at www.genforum.com.  They are her
paternal grandparents.
 

Children of John and Ella is from Ben Worley at bltz@gci.net
 
Children of ELLA NIGHSWONGER and JOHN JOHNSON are:
 i. MARTHA ADA5 JOHNSON, b. March 09, 1916; m. HOWARD MANNY.

Notes for MARTHA ADA JOHNSON:
Birth day, death date and spouse name is from Ben Worley at bltz@gci.net

 ii. ERMA FAYE JOHNSON, b. August 09, 1917; m. SAM GORDON BERRY.

Notes for ERMA FAYE JOHNSON:
Birth day, death date and spouse name is from Ben Worley at bltz@gci.net

 iii. HAZEL IRENE JOHNSON, b. May 30, 1919; m. HERMAN BELLERMAN.

Notes for HAZEL IRENE JOHNSON:
Birth day, death date and spouse name is from Ben Worley at bltz@gci.net

 iv. JOHNNY WALTER JOHNSON, b. July 11, 1922.
 v. HELEN VELMA JOHNSON, b. December 19, 1927; m. FRANK MATUS.

Notes for HELEN VELMA JOHNSON:
Birth day, death date and spouse name is from Ben Worley at bltz@gci.net

 vi. KENNETH PAUL JOHNSON, b. May 09, 1930; d. September 19, 1980; m.
SHIRLEY DELAYNE WADE, April 12, 1953.

Notes for KENNETH PAUL JOHNSON:
Birth day, death date and spouse name is from Ben Worley at bltz@gci.net
Kenneth is the father of Ben.

 vii. GARY RAY JOHNSON, b. March 10, 1935; m. JEAN BENDER.

Notes for GARY RAY JOHNSON:
Birth day, death date and spouse name is from Ben Worley at bltz@gci.net
 

17.  PERRY P.4 NIGHSWONGER (WILLIAM P.3, JANE2 SELLARS, HOWELL1) was born
September 16, 1882 in Viola, Sedgwick County, Kansas.  He married JULIA A.
Abt. 1911 in Kansas.  She was born Abt. 1889 in Nebraska.

Notes for PERRY P. NIGHSWONGER:
1900 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 256 Family 91 (age 17)

1920 Viola, Viola Village,  Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 97 - Dwelling 33
Family 35 (age 36)
Occupation: Travelman

1930 Census Viola, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 38 - Family 21
Occupation: Janitor - School Building
 

Notes for JULIA A.:
1920 Viola, Viola Village,  Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 97 - Dwelling 33
Family 35  (age 33)
 
Children of PERRY NIGHSWONGER and JULIA A. are:
 i. WILDA5 NIGHSWONGER, b. Abt. 1909.

Notes for WILDA NIGHSWONGER:
1920 Viola, Viola Village,  Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 97 - Dwelling 33
Family 35  (age 11)
 

 ii. HAROLD R. NIGHSWONGER, b. February 17, 1912, Viola, Sedgwick County,
Kansas; d. June 05, 1999, Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas.

Notes for HAROLD R. NIGHSWONGER:
1920 Viola, Viola Village,  Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 97 - Dwelling 33
Family 35  (age 7)
1930 Census Viola, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 38 - Family 21

Death information from the SSDI.
 

More About HAROLD R. NIGHSWONGER:
Social Security Number: 515-03-4247

 iii. CLYDE NIGHSWONGER, b. August 04, 1923, Viola, Sedgwick County,
Kansas; d. September 1977, Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas.

Notes for CLYDE NIGHSWONGER:
Death Information is from the SSDI.

More About CLYDE NIGHSWONGER:
Census: 1930, Viola, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 38 - Family 21
Social Security Number: 511-16-0045
 

18.  MARY ELLEN4 NIGHSWONGER (WILLIAM P.3, JANE2 SELLARS, HOWELL1) was born
July 06, 1884 in Viola, Sedgwick County, Kansas.  She married EDWARD ROY
COMSTOCK September 19, 1906 in Wichita, Sedgwick county, Kansas.  He was
born December 01, 1879 in Moulton, Iowa.

Notes for MARY ELLEN NIGHSWONGER:
1900 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 256 Family 91 (age 15)

Comstock Genealogy from www.genealogylibrary.com
 

Notes for EDWARD ROY COMSTOCK:
Went by Roy according to the Comstock Genealogy at www.genealogylibrary.com

 
Children of MARY NIGHSWONGER and EDWARD COMSTOCK are:
 i. ERMA ANNETTA5 COMSTOCK, b. July 12, 1907, Oakley, Kansas.
 ii. DORIS WILMA COMSTOCK, b. June 05, 1909, Oakley, Kansas.
 iii. ELSIE MAE COMSTOCK, b. March 24, 1911, Oakley, Kansas; m. CHET
MOSIER, August 22, 1930.
 iv. PAULINE EDNA COMSTOCK, b. April 04, 1914, Gooding, Idaho; m. GEORGE
ASSELIN, October 07, 1934.
 v. EDWARD RICHARD COMSTOCK, b. November 20, 1927, Lewiston, Idaho.
 

19.  PAUL E.4 NIGHSWONGER (WILLIAM P.3, JANE2 SELLARS, HOWELL1) was born
January 1891 in Kansas.  He married MARY SIMPSON November 26, 1919 in
Wichita, Sedgwick county, Kansas, daughter of UNKNOWN SIMPSON and UNKNOWN.
She was born Abt. 1896 in Kansas.

Notes for PAUL E. NIGHSWONGER:
1900 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 256 Family 91 (age 9)

1920 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas Census - ED 97  Dwelling
17 Family 18 - (age 28)
Occupation: Farmer

1930 Sedgwick County, Viola Twp, Kansas Census - ED 39
Occupation: Farmer - Number on Farm Schedule 63
Other Information: Served in WW

Notes for MARY SIMPSON:
1920 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas Census - ED 97  Dwelling
17 Family 18 - (age 23)
 
Children of PAUL NIGHSWONGER and MARY SIMPSON are:
 i. LOIS5 NIGHSWONGER, b. 1922.
 ii. DOEL NIGHSWONGER, b. 1924.
 iii. LESTER NIGHSWONGER, b. 1927.
 iv. PATTY NIGHSWONGER, b. 1929.
 

20.  GLEN DALE4 NIGHSWONGER (OSCAR ANDREW3, JANE2 SELLARS, HOWELL1) was
born November 15, 1890 in Kansas.  He married LENA EDITH THOMAS December
25, 1912.  She was born Abt. 1893 in Missouri.

Notes for GLEN DALE NIGHSWONGER:
1900 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 256  Dwelling 33
Family 33 (age 9)
1910 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - Dwelling 69 Family 70
(age 19)
1920 Census - Wichita Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED   Dwelling 243
Family 275 (age 29)
Occupation: Bridge Carpenter for the Railroad

Notes for LENA EDITH THOMAS:
1920 Census - Wichita Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED   Dwelling 243
Family 275 (age 27)
 

Information on Lena's surname is from www.ancestry.com Richard Davidson
rdavis31127@aol.com
 
Children of GLEN NIGHSWONGER and LENA THOMAS are:
 i. JUANITA5 NIGHSWONGER, b. Abt. 1915.

Notes for JUANITA NIGHSWONGER:
1920 Census - Wichita Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED   Dwelling 243
Family 275 (age 5)

 ii. GLENDALE NIGHSWONGER, b. Abt. 1918.

Notes for GLENDALE NIGHSWONGER:
1920 Census - Wichita Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED   Dwelling 243
Family 275 (age 2)

 iii. EDITH MARIE NIGHSWONGER, b. January 15, 1919.
 iv. WILLIAM EVERETTE NIGHSWONGER.
 

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