Kansas Council of Genealogical Societies, Inc.

For Genealogical Help in Allen County, contact:

Atchison County Genealogical Society

PO Box 303

Atchison, Kansas  66002-0303

e-mail: ackgs2@yahoo.com

AT   Atchison County, Kansas, was established in 1855.  It was one of Kansas’ original 36 counties and named for David Rice Atchison, a U.S. Senator from Missouri. The county seat of Atchison County is Atchison, Kansas.

Old, Newspaper

Atchison County Old News

courtesy of the Kansas Old Newspaper Transcribers Guild (KCGS)

Luther Chaliss Dead

Luther C. Challiss, a well known citizen and early settler in Atchison, died in that city some days ago. He was prominently connected with railroad building in early Kansas history. In 1864 he made a large fortune in Wall Street, New York city, but the tide turned...

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Captain Berger Killed By Horse

Captain Ferdinand H. Berger, a well known citizen of Atchison county, and a gallant soldier of the 8th Kansas regiment throughout the war, died at Atchison on the 9th from the kick of a runaway horse he had stopped. The Emporia News, Emporia, Kansas. January 17, 1879....

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Jail Escapade

Four Prisoners Get Away Sunday Last Sunday afternoon four of the prisoners confined in the county jail made a successful escapade by cutting a hole through the brick wall.  So quietly was the work done that nothing was known or heard of the escape until the birds had...

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The Hannibal & Atchison

The Hannibal & Atchison railroad company have purchased eighty acres of land just opposite the foot of Main street, and have already begun work of building a large depot, engine house, etc.  It is probable that the eastern end of the bridge will rest on this tract...

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Max Alwens May Wed

Max Alwens, of the grocery house of Dolan & Quigg, has gone west on a short visit.  It is whispered about that he will not return alone.  Well, Max is a good fellow, and deserves all the good luck and happiness which the boys cordially wish may attend him.  The...

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