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Subject: Re: Labette, Kansas KARSTETTERs .... etc
Author: cgrennan1
Date: Sunday, July 22, 2007
Classification: Query
Surnames: Karstetter, Karsteter, Kerstetter, Castetter, Castater, Castator, Shearhart, Kastator, Karstcher, Roche

Glad to hear from you. I am grateful for any info that I can find about the KARSTETTER family. [KARSTETTER KARSTETER KERSTETTER CASTETTER CASTATER CASTATOR]

Lester Arthur SHEARHART's mother was Catherine Virene KARSTETTER b.16 Jan 1865 in Ellis Grove Twp., Randolph Co., Illinois to Martin and Jane NIXON KARSTETTER. The KARSTETTERs first came to RCI abt 1838 from Ohio. Martin and his family appear on the RCI census in 1870, but I looked forever before finding them on the 1880 census for Labette County, Kansas. I know that the following is full of errors, but it is them!!!!!! Then look at how they are listed in the 1880 Kansas census .......!!!!
1870 Randolph Co,Illinois- Ellis Grove Prec. T6R7 110/111
Michael Kastator 35 farmer $2000/900 Missouri
Jane Kastator 29 Illinois
John 10 Illinois
Barbara 8
Catherine 5
Isabella 4
Martin 3
....1880 Richland, Labette, Kansas 1254385 T9-0385 475A
Martin KARSTCHER Self M Male W 45 OH Farmer PA PA
Jane KARSTCHER Wife M Female W 39 IL KeepHouse OH NJ
James P. KARSTCHER Son S Male W 20 IL Farm Laborer OH IL
Catharin V. KARSTCHER Dau S Female W 15 IL OH IL
Martin L. KARSTCHER Son S Male W 12 IL At School OH OH
Cora M. KARSTCHER Dau S Female W 9 IL At School OH OH
Arther KARSTCHER Son S Male W 4 Il OH IL
Do you know any more about the children in this family?
1.What about the son who is John on the 1870 census ... and then listed as James P. on the 1880?? Did he marry and have children?
2. Barbara KARSTETTER married Joseph ROCHE in 1879 RCI and stayed in Ill and Mo..... Did your family know any of them??
3. Catherine KARSTETTER m. Wm SHEARHART .. your ancestor.
4. Isabella KARSTETTER ?? Did she marry, have children??
5. Martin L. KARSTETTER m. Angie TAYLOR and had 5 children. Do you know their family??
6. Cora M.KARSTETTER .... did she marry and have children??
7. Arthur KARSTETTER b.1871 ... what happened to him???

I do have newer info about Barbara, Catherine, and Martin's families, but I do not post info about living on the genealogy sites. But I will exchange by email.

Did you ever hear any stories, lore, gossip .. etc about the elder Martin and his wife Jane? Of why they moved from Illinois to Kansas??? Are there any pictures of them that you know of?

Are there any others in your family who might know more about these KARSTETTER ancestors?? Did anyone ever try to connect to the other KARSTETTER, KERSTETTER, CASTATER etc families that are found in the early records for Kansas??