|My Present Past
|A genealogical experience
Chicago Burlington & Quincy Depot
Wyanet, Illinois Built in 1856
|There are four distinct locations on American soil as to the origins of my
ancestors. The first would be where it all began, Charlemont, Franklin
County, Massachusetts, next would be Wyanet, Bureau County, Illinois,
then Argentine, Wyandotte County, Kansas and of course my hometown,
Liberty, Clay County, Missouri.
My ancestors originated from France, Scotland, Ireland and Germany.
Some of the surnames include: Nichols, Engel, Jacobs, Lange, Ervin,
Krauss, Yearnshaw, Blaine, Penman, Crawford, Dunwell, Millard, Hailey,
Barry, Lawrence, Lovelace, Pierce, Frans, Hauter
and Cook to name just a few.
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|Samuel Crossett January 17th, 1879
Agent for the Chicago Rock Island & Pacific Junction at Wyanet, Illinois
Edward, George and Sadie Engel.
This photo was taken in Argentine, Kansas in
1896. Edward was the passenger agent for the
Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe railroad in
Argentine from 1883 to 1928.
Sadie Engel was involved in the suffrage
movement and other philanthropic organizations
in the Argentine area including being one of the
original twelve members of the Hawthorne Club.
George grew up in the Argentine area and
graduated from Argentine High School in 1908.
1877 Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad Employee Pass
David T. Nichols and wife
Between Mendota and Burlington
David T. Nichols was the first agent for the Chicago
Burlington & Quincy railroad at Wyanet, Illinois in 1854
Charles Ervin on left, Engineer, Atchison
Topeka & Santa Fe at Argentine, Kansas.
Charles would marry Josephine Alice Lange
(pictured below) on September 8th, 1922.
Jo Lange was the younger sister of
Dorothy Lee Lange (Engel).
1931 Liberty High School Graduating Class
Ruth M. Engel
Josephine Alice Lange in front of the Lange residence at 2019 Ruby Avenue, Kansas City, (Argentine) Kansas.
Sitting on the porch are Louis Lange Jr. and Dorothy Lange. Standing to the right is Willimina Lange.
Photo taken by George Engel 1913