James Mansfield Dies

James Mansfield, a pioneer of this community died at his home in West Wamego Friday, April 9, 1915. Funeral services were held at the home Sunday afternoon in charge of Rev. Phillips, and services at the grave in charge of the Masonic Lodge. James Mansfield was born...

The Era of Prosperity

The Lawrence Journal recently said that the present was the first year of real solid, substantial prosperity Kansas had ever known, since it was the first time in the history of the State that its prosperity was based on something else than ephemeral or accidental...

500 Camp Kettles

The Mennonites have left with a Topeka foundry an order for five hundred camp kettles. The Emporia News, Emporia, Kansas. Friday, December 25, 1874. Page 3. © Transcribed by Darren McMannis for the Kansas Council of Genealogical Societies, Inc.

Protection Of Settlers

The Missouri Democrat has always advocated a judicious, mild, and peaceful policy in the treatment of the Indians, but thinks the time has fully come to protect the settlers by visiting “the sternest punishment” upon the “malcontent squads” who...

Resolution of Relief

Good! Congressman Sidney Clark on last Tuesday introduced into the House a joint resolution providing for the relief of the settlers on the Osage Indian lands.  We do not know the substance of the resolution, but anything modifying from their unjust provisions the...

Geneva 1868

Geneva is situated two and a half miles north of the Neosho river – eight miles north-west of Iola and about seventy-five miles south of Lawrence.  It contains two stores, one hotel, one blacksmith shop, one wagon maker’s shop, two carpenter shops, two...

Burlington 1868

Burlington is situated on the south side of the Neosho river, about thirty miles south-east of Emporia, and about sixty five miles south-west of Lawrence.  It is the county seat of Coffey County, situated about in the center.  It contains one saw and grist mill, one...

LeRoy 1868

LeRoy is situated on the north side of the Neosho river, and is about ten miles south-east of Burlington, the county seat of Coffey County; and about seventy miles south-west of Lawrence.  It contains a large number of stores, both dry goods and grocery, two or three...

Neosho County Settlers’ Meeting

A meeting of the citizens of Neosho County, Kansas, held at Old Erie, in said county, on the 28th day of December, 1867, for the purpose of selecting a Central Committee whose duty it should be to organize the different townships for the purpose of petitioning the...