I am looking for decendants of John Conrad Wentz and Cecilia Amelia Tylee Wentz, Atchison, KS. John Conrad Wentz, born March 20, 1875, Glen Elder, Mitchell Co., KS, married Sept 17, 1898, Cawker City, KS to Cecilia(CeCelia) Amelia Tylee, born June 9, 1881, Burr Oak, KS.
John Conrad Wentz, born KS 1875, was the son of Conrad Wentz born Germany and Charlotte Elizabeth Mader born Germany. The Wentz family of Bayern, Bavaria, Germany migrated across Europe, first to Holland and then to England, coming to America in 1848, settling in Sullivan County, Pennsylvania near the postal towns of Cherry in 1850, Eldredsville in 1860 and Millview in 1870. The family moved from the census township of Forks, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania to Kansas in 1870, homesteading on Granite Creek in Mitchell County. Conrad Wentz died in November 1882, and his wife Charlotte Wentz remarried to Gustav Kraemer.
In the Kraemer household, March 1885 KS State Census, (Gustav)Ernst Kraemer 30, Sharlot(Charlotte) Kraemer 52, Charles David Wentz 15, Rebecca Amanda Wentz 15, George Noah Wentz 11, John Conrad Wentz 9, resided Carr Creek, Mitchell County, KS. A. L. Clark 36, married male born about 1849 Canadia, previous residence PA, also resided in the Kraemer household.
John Conrad Wentz and wife Cecilia(Celia)in the 1900 Federal Census, were living with older sister Caroline Stumme in Glenville, Clay Co., Nebraska. John Conrad Wentz first child, John David Wentz, born May 1900, NE, would die in infancy.
John Conrad Wentz family, 1910 Federal Census, Otis, Hamilton Co., NE, John C. Wentz, age 35, Cecilia(Celia) E. Wentz, age 28, Mable Wentz, age 8 born abt 1902 NE, Dora L. Wentz, age 6 born abt 1904 NE, Ethel V. Wentz, age 4 born abt 1906 NE, Ralph E. Wentz, age 1/12 born abt 1910 NE. Also noted in the John Conrad Wentz household, sister Catharine Wentz Buffington and husband Arthur Buffington, and sister Mary Wentz Repke(Rupeka,Rupke)Bauer Thurs and her son Daniel Thurs(Bauer).
The John Conrad Wentz family would leave NE for Noble, Marshall Co., KS with the birth of son George Wentz about 1912 KS and daughter Arbutus Wentz about 1915 KS.
The 1930 Federal Census indicated the John Conrad Wentz family was residing in Downs, Osborne Co., KS.
In the 1938 obituary of sister Caroline Wentz Hohner Stumme Cornelius, surviving brother, John Conrad Wentz, was noted as still residing in Downs, KS and sister Catherine Buffington was noted as living in Omaha, NE.
John Conrad Wentz and wife Cecilia(CeCelia)Tylee Wentz, left Downs, KS in 1943, moving to Atchison, KS, after retiring from Missouri Pacific Railroad. Cecilia(CeCelia) Wentz, age 79, died January 20, 1961, Atchison, Atchison Co., KS, and John Conrad Wentz, age 85, died March 4, 1961, Atchison, Atchison Co., KS.
John Conrad Wentz is buried at Mt. Vernon Cemetery.
The ten children of John Conrad Wentz and Cecilia(CeCelia)Tylee Wentz were noted in the family obituaries to be, John David Wentz (died in infancy), Mabel Wentz Maycroft, Dora Wentz Buchanan, Ethel Wentz Hunt, Ralph Wentz, Margaret Wentz Thummel, and Cora Wentz Henley, all of Atchison, KS, and George Wentz of Kansas City, MO, and Arbutis Wentz Lair of Portland, OR and Ida Wentz Wadham of Chula Vista, CA.
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