Keeper of the Family
Kansas And Its Surnames
Welcome To My Kansas! This site will be about Kansas, its people and historical events. Like its sister web site (Civil War Days & Those Surnames), which deals with Surnames, so will this site. My field is military (Civil War) and surnames and what better place to hunt for this information then in my own state of Kansas.
Upon this journey of hide and seek
many people have been discovered.
Their names are told and faces learned
yet more stories still need uncovered.
Names alone cannot reveal
the dreams they would pursue.
Their pictures help but don't recount
the journeys they've been through.
Hardship, strife and struggles
left deep imbedded lines.
Their faces told of many woes
as these peoples lives entwined.
Along the way the path has led
to folks somehow connected
Distant cousins helped link the dots
and lines were resurrected.
They not only helped to shape this site
by the info I did extract,
but inspired urged and cheered me on -
helping my sanity to stay intact!
Cousins who I've met and have helped me
immensely along the way -
Gwen Miller-Youst Johnson
Karen Lucas Lawless
Ruth Benson Dewsnap