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Frank Leighton Dunkelberger

Frank Leighton Dunkelberger
b. 29 April 1863, near Logansport, Cass County, Indiana, to Joel and Harriet Amanda Dunkelberger
d. 25 July 1948, Kingman, Kingman County, Kansas

m. 18 March 1886, Cheney, Sedgwick County, Kansas
Martha Everett Bowers
b. 22 October 1866, near Logansport, Cass County, Indiana
d. 28 May 1933, Kingman, Kingman County, Kansas

Children with Martha Everett Bowers:

  • Grover Ray (1887–1969)
  • Harry Maurice (1889–1979)
  • Gertie Mae (1891–1981) married Clarence T. Van Dolah
  • Orvill Leslie (1892–1978)
  • Albert J. (1895–1895)
  • Zora Victoria (1896–1967) married (1) Peter Thiel, (2) Arthur Krehbiel
  • Clarence (1900–1900)
  • Roy Franklin (1901–1965)
  • Charley Lee (1903–1964)

Frank’s father, Joel Dunkelberger, died during the Civil War and left his wife with several young children. Both Frank and his brother Benjamin moved to Kingman County, Kansas, about 1878.

Submitted by:
Lorraine Van Dolah
Wichita KS

John H Bowers

John H Bowers
b. 28 October 1829, Pennsylvania, to David (?) and Catherine (Grimes?) Bowers
d. about 1913, Sedgwick County, Kansas

m. 1 August 1853, Pennsylvania
Mary Elizabeth Burthruff/Rotroff
b. 9 October 1831, Pennsylvania, to George and Ellenor (Appenzeller) Ruthruff
d. about 1926, Cheney, Sedgwick County, Kansas

Children with Mary Elizabeth Burthruff/Rotroff:

  • George Jacob (1854-1936)
  • Catherine Elizabeth (b. 1856) married Floyd Campbell
  • Mary Ellen (1858-1927) married Nathan O. Peacock
  • Jane (b. 1859) married Benjamin Dunkelberger
  • Eurella J. (1860-1928)
  • Emma May (1863-1951) married George W. Jones
  • Martha Everett (1866-1933) married Frank Leighton Dunkelberger
  • John Nelson (1869-1952)

John immigrated to Indiana from Pennsylvania in 1854. He emigrated from Indiana to Dodge
City, Ford County, Kansas, in 1882. Eleanor (Appenzeller) Ruthruff wrote many letters to her daughter Mary (Ruthruff) Bowers in Kansas. They tell of the early life and people of North Judson, Indiana, from about 1889-1901.

Submitted by:
Lorraine Van Dolah
Wichita KS