Category: Jewell County

Mankato, Jewell County, Kansas City Officials

Mankato, formerly Jewell Center, is situated about the center of the county, on Sections 15 and 22, Township 3, Range 8 west. In Center Township, in 1872, a “town company” was formed, of which M. W. Whitney was...

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Mankato, Jewell County, Kansas Societies

Mankato Lodge, No. 186, I. O. O. F., was instituted May 28, 1881. The society is in a flourishing condition, with forty-five members. Officers: C. Angevine, N. G.; N. Stone, V. G.; J. F. Hudson, Sec’y, and L. A. Saunders,...

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Mankato, Jewell County Churches

There are four organized religious denominations here, namely: – the Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterian and Lutheran. The last has been organized for about three years, but is at present without a pastor. Most of the members...

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Mankato, Jewell County, Kansas Business and Press

The Jewell County Monitor was established at Jewell Center, now Mankato, May 19, 1874, with Frank Kirk as editor and publisher. The press and equipment was purchased by the citizens of Mankato of A. B. Wilder, Belleville, Kan.,...

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Jewell County, Kansas Political Organization

In July 1870, Col. E. Barker and Orville L. McClung presented a petition to Governor Harvey, asking for the organization of the county. On the 14th of that month, C. L. Seeley, F. T. Gandy and A. J. Davis were appointed the...

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Jewell County, Kansas More Statistics

The Assessors of Jewell County, in their returns for 1882, give the following statistics, which fairly exhibit its wealth and prosperity: Acres of taxable land under cultivation 123,379; not under cultivation, 225,147; total,...

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Jewell County, Kansas Criminal Matters

In 1871 Guy Whitmore and Jake Hanes, noted horse-thieves, were arrested at Grand Island, Neb., by William Stone, the Sheriff of Jewell County. When taken, they had eleven stolen horses in their possession. When the Sheriff...

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Jewell County, Kansas County Officials

County Officials of Jewell County, 1870 First County Commissioners (appointed in 1870) – A. J. Davis, C. L. Seeley and F. T. Gandy Present County Commissioners – J. B. Davis, M, D. Ross and M. Daily County Clerks...

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Jewell County, Kansas Biographies

The following 82 biographies were extracted from the History of the State of Kansas, 1883 and pertain specifically to Jewell County. Baggott, J.C. Baggott, J. E. Barker, E., Col. Barnett, William Baughman, F. A. Beeler, Fred...

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