The next meeting of the Knox County Historical Society will be in June. Time and place not yet determined.
We have pictures of the Boots And Shoes store in Hurdland, owned by Clarence Surry’s grandfather. We have not found any living relatives to give these pictures to. If interested, please contact Jo or Marie at Thank you!
I would like to receive a copy of the pictures. I can then distribute
to Knox County and Hurdland museum. My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks and best regards
I have a picture of my great grandfather as a teenager with a bunch of other young men all dressed up for an official portrait of some sort. He lived in Knox City but I can’t guarantee that was where the portrait was taken. Most likely it was taken somewhere between 1898 to 1900 or so…I’m wondering if there is anyone I could send a copy to in order to see if anyone dealing with local history would know what it was about…I would imagine there are other copies floating around…
If you e-mail me a copy of the photo I will take it to the next meeting.
I haven’t heard from you so I wonder if I did everything correctly.
I will be happy to take a copy of the photo to the next meeting if
you can e=mail me a copy.
I grew up at Knox City. I might be able to help. My great grandfather owned several buildings from 1800s into the 1900s.
Thank you for your recent note. What years did you live in Knox City? Presently, the Historical Society is busy moving into a house from the previously cramped Museum in the courthouse.
Do you have any connection to George Herbert Wolter, son of Fred Wolter? I was told George raised one of my family members, Andrew Vandolah, went by “Andy” Andy’s father had died and his mother’s mind went bad so she was sent to Fulton mental home.
I have received your emails. Will try to collect information and get back to you. It will probably take 1-2 weeks.
Carmen, I have gotten clippings from the Edina Sentinel regarding the Benner family. They keep a file of each family. I think I have located pictures of the hotel and Benner School but won’t get them for a few days.
Byron Wolter is interested in Knox City history and may be able to help you regarding Andrew Vandolah. His email adress is Byron.email@example.com.
If I could get your address, I would rather mail the information that I have.
Carmon Chilson is inquiring about George Herbert Wolter raising a relative of hers,Andrew Vandolah. I have taken the liberty of giving her your email address . Her email is cchilson @gmail.com
John, I finally got the picture emailed yesterday…hopefully you got it and could read it. Thank you for your kind offer…we’ll see if anyone recognizes anyone and knows what it is about. I emailed a little bit of explanation with the picture.
In 1919, the state of Missouri appropriated money to erect World War I memorials in each county. I located the mult-war Knox County Veterans Memorial. Can the Historical Society provide details on the location of the WWI monument in Knox County.
Web site http://www.tourofhonor.com has initiated a motorcycle ride program where the rider tries to visit as many WWI statues as possible by October 31. My goal is to visit a WWI monument in every county of Missouri.
Are there any old photos of the old hotel on Lafayette Street from its “glory” days available?
Also, have there (or are there) any plans to try and restore some of the eye sores downtown? Please email answer so I don’t miss it!
We have a picture of the hotel but our copy is not good enough to send. I will try to get it done next week.
Not much is being done to restore the old buildings in Edina. The TJ Lycan building was supposed to be used for a business but nothing has happened.
Researching Reischling families seen in 1870 (Charles and family) and 1900 (Michael and family) Knox county federal census as well as Greensburg Township map circa 1900 (Michael Reischling parcel). Thanks for any information / assistance. Mark Reischling, Petaluma, CA
Have seen your request. Will see what I can find out in next week or two.
Thanks for looking into the Charles and Michael Reischling (families) connection with Knox county. Have learned about Antwerp, Belgian connection with Missouri settlers circa 1845-1900. My relatives came over on the “Mountaineer” which embarked on September 6, 1853 from Antwerp, Belgium and arrived in New Orleans on December 7, 1853. My guess is they then steamed up the Mississippi to Canton or maybe as far up as Dubuque before disembarking? I assume the county has a sizable number of German, Belgian, Irish surnames of immigrants who settled and are buried there.
Found a small amount on Michael F. Reischling. Joseph Reischling is buried at St. Aloysius Catholic cemetery in
Baring, Mo. Findagrave.com lists his father as Michael F. Reischling buried in St. Mary’s cemetery in Adair, Mo. Adair was a small village in Adair County,Mo. a short distance from Greensburg township Knox County Mo. A short obituary is listed at each sight.
M. Reischling owned 100 acres in Lyon township Knox County,Mo. in 1876.
Did not find information on Charles Reischling.
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