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William Stimits

William Stimits

Posted: 1034214804000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1232727341000
Surnames: Stimits, Akhurst, Ackhurst, Sleeper, Cole, Clark, Cartwright, Nero, Clayton
I visited Wakeeny Kansas last summer. I visited the cemetery on the west side of the street near the freeway and found the graves of some of my Ancestors, William Stimits, his wife Sarah Rogers Stimits and others in the same area.

I would like to correspond to anyone in that area who might be a descendant of William and Sarah Stimits. (They are my gg-grandparents. Their daughter Annettie moved to Clark Colorado and married Frederick Akhurst in the early 1890's.

I have histories I would like to share in exchange about other Stimits living in Kansas.

Re: William Stimits

Posted: 1034294237000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1110320276000
I live in Wakeeney & I am a life long resident of Trego county. I am the Trego County Genweb Coordinator, The URL is listed below:

Trego Co., Ks. Genweb Project

We have all the Trego county Cemeteries Walked, Cataloged, recorded & on line at the above site, including the WaKeeney Cemetery."Check us out"

I know of no living relatives living Trego county, but I will ask around. I find no Stimits listed in our area phone book.
Good Luck
Gayle M. Garrett
Trego Co., Ks. Genweb Project
Graham Co., Ks. Genweb Project
Sheridan Co., Ks. Genweb Project

Re: William Stimits

Jacqueline Sleeper Russell (View posts)
Posted: 1088560829000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1233891959000
Surnames: Stimits, Akhurst, Ackhurst, Sleeper, Cole, Clark, Cartwright, Nero, Clayton
William and Sarah Stimits. (They are my gg-grandparents. Their daughter Annettie moved to Clark Colorado and married Frederick Akhurst in the early 1890's.

I have histories I would like to share in exchange about other Stimits living in Kansas.
I am not a descendant but am researching FREDERICK AKHURST's older brother EDWARD W. AKHURST who moved to Coaticook Quebec. EDWARD married my Great Grand Aunt FLORENCE ALMEDA SLEEPER b. Stanstead County Quebec who was my Great Grandfather's sister. The AKHURST genealogy I have found online incorrectly lists FLORENCE as having been born in Eltham but both she and her parents (WRIGHT SLEEPER and PHILINDA COLE) were all born in Stanstead County, Quebec, Canada.

Found the following census records for this couple and ANNETTIE lists her birth place and that as her parents inconsistantly. Would love to get her information.

Here is what I found in online census records.

1880 United States Census
Fred ACKHURST Household
Other Information:
Birth Year (1850)
Birthplace ENG
Age 30
Occupation Carpenter
Marital Status M (Married)
Race W (White)
Head of Household Fred ACKHURST
Relation Self
Father's Birthplace ENG
Mother's Birthplace ENG
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Fred ACKHURST Self M Male W 30 ENG Carpenter ENG ENG
Charles PAGE Other S Male W 25 CAN Carpenter CAN CAN
John CLARK Other M Male W 30 PA Carpenter NY PA
Source Information:
Census Place Leadville, Lake, Colorado
Family History Library Film 1254091
NA Film Number T9-0091
Page Number 415D
Colorado , ROUTT, ELK RVR PCT, Age 45, Male, Race: White, Born: ENGL
Series: T623 Roll: 129 Page: 91
AKHURST, FRED head of household age 44 b. July 1855 b. England both parents b. England occ: Farmer
AKHURST, NETTIE wife b. Feb 1871 age 19 b. Kansas parents b. Germany
AKHURST, FLORENCE daughter age 8 b. Aug 1891 b. CO
AKHURST, WILLIE E. son age 7 b. Feb 1893 b. CO
AKHURST, ANNIE M. daughter age 6 b. Nov 1893 b. CO
CARTWRIGHT, ROY servant age 35 b. IOWA
NERO, WALTER servant age 28 b. WI
Colorado , ROUTT, 16-PCT, Age 55, Male, Race: White, Born: ENGL
Series: T624 Roll: 125 Page: 133
AKHURST, FREDERICK age 55 head of household occ Farmer b. ENGLAND both parents b. ENGLAND
AKHURST, ANNETTE age 39 now says b. Indiana father b. Germany mother b. US
CLAYTON, JASPER E. laborer farm
Utah , UINTAH, N ASHLEY, Age 65, Male, Race: White, Born: ENGL
Series: T625 Roll: 1868 Page: 47
AKHURST, FREDERICK age 65 head of household occ: Farmer b. England parents b. England
AKHURST, ANNETTE (?) wife age 49 b. Indiana now says father b. OH mother b. ?
Next in line on page - (son)
Utah , UINTAH, N ASHLEY, Age 27, Male, Race: White, Born: CO
Series: T625 Roll: 1868 Page: 47
AKHURST, WILLIAM E. age 27 b. CO occ: Farm Laborer general farm
AKHURST, FLADIE (?) B. age 23 b. Iowa
AKHURST, CLARENCE H. son age 6 b. Florida
AKHURST, GIRTRUDE daughter 8 1/2 b. Florida
AKHURST, FLORENCE age 9/12 b. Utah

Re: William Stimits

JoAnn R. Merrell (View posts)
Posted: 1097547624000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1233891985000
Surnames: Stimits, Rogers, Akhurst
Just found your answer to my querie.

Annettie Stimits was born in Indiana. Also her mother, Sarah Rogers was born in Indiana and her father William Stimits was born in Ohio. His parents came from Germany.

The 1900 census information .
Akhurst, Annettie (Nettie)
Akhrust, William Edward (Willie E.)

1920 Census
Akhurst, Gladys (not Fladie)
Akhurst, Gertrude (not Girtrude)

Re: William Stimits

Richard Stimits (View posts)
Posted: 1118706509000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1232645517000
Surnames: Witherell, Akhurst, Barth, Simits, Mathews, Steinmetz, Behler, Mollenkamp
Have a photo of Archie Witherelll, Anna Akhurst Witherell, Willliam & Glady Akurst, Emil Barth, Fred Akhurst, Annettie Stimits, and children Carl Barth, and Paul Barth. Annie remarriied Gilbert Mathews later. William was my gg grandfather. Willliam contractor for the stonework of the Wakeeey court house and lost money because he ran out of Bull Rock and had to travel long distances for more. He is half brother to Samuel Steinmetz and I have his photo. Henry Franklin Stimits is my great grandfather and he had the Opera House in Grainfield which is being restored. He later on had a business selling combines etc. from Canada to Texas. He died of the flue in 1919. Elsie (Jesse) Mollenkamps, John Stimits Emily (Emma) Behler, and George Stimits, The Mollenkamps family is still in the Wakeeny area and I think they might have something to do with the Mollenkamp Airport.
Dick Stimits , Longmont, Co.


Richard Stimits (View posts)
Posted: 1118806803000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1233892014000
Surnames: AKHURST
I have the history of"The FAMILY OF WILLIAM AND JANE 9FOWLER0 AKHURST0. from 1843 to 1935. If interested let me know. It is interesting.
Posted: 1118856018000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1233892037000
What form is this ancestry in ~ a book? I am not a descendant myself but my great grandfather's sister FLORENCE ALMEDA SLEEPER, b. March 13, 1850 in either Stanstead or Sherbrooke County, Quebec married an AKHURST. EDWARD WILLIAM AKHURST, b. Dec 1, 1845 Eltham, Kent, England.

The data I have collected thus far is on my WORLDCONNECT website:

I believe your AKHURST genealogy has FLORENCE born in England which is wrong. See her ancestry on my website.

Re: William Stimits

Posted: 1188873204000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1232645601000
Surnames: Stimits, Akhursts, Withrell, Rogers
Just found your info on William Stimits as a contractor of stone work on court house in Wakenney. You also said you had a picture of Annie Akhurst Withrell, Fred & Annettie Akhurst, William & Gladys Akhurst.

Frederick Akhurst was married to Annettie Stimits, daughter of William & Sarah Rogers Stimits, they were my great grandparents. I would be very pleased to recieve a copy of the picture you talked about in your internet posting. Also any histories you might have on the Stimits and Akhursts.

Re: William Stimits

Posted: 1226103607000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1232645696000
Surnames: Stimits, Witherell, Akhurst, Barth
Dear Dick Stimits

I haven't looked at the Message Boards for sometime. I just found your message to me regarding William Stimits of Wakeeney, Kansas. I would certainly like to have a copy of the photo you mentioned of Archie Witherell, Anna Akhurst Witherell, William & Gladys Akhurst, Emily Barth and his two sons, Annettie Stimits Akhurst & Fred Akhurst.

I have done some research from the newspaper in Wakeeny and found several articles that mentioned William Stimits and his family. Hope you will receive this message and will be able to respond. Thanks JoAnn R. Merrell


Posted: 1244760550000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1245588907000
Surnames: Fowler, Akhurst
I would be very interested in the William and Jane Fowler Akhurst history for 1843-1935. My email is Thanks JoAnn R. Merrell

PS William and Jane are my gg grandparents. Frederick was my great grandfather.
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