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George Longcor/Loncher in Kansas

George Longcor/Loncher in Kansas

Posted: 1093539368000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Longcor/Loncher
Hello. I am seeking information about George Longcor/Loncher who lived in southeast Kansas in the early 1870's. He died in 1872 or 1873 in Labette County, KS. I am looking for information about his wife. I have very little information, but will share what I have. Thank you. Leslie

Re: George Longcor/Loncher in Kansas

Posted: 1231549312000
Classification: Query
I believe his wife was Mary Jane Gilmore.

You can find him with his last name spelled "Lunker" on the 1870 census for Rutland twnshp., Montgomery county, Kansas. Check the family listed BEFORE his! It is the Charles Ingalls' family! Also... His father-in-law and mother-in-law's family is right after his.

http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1870usfedcen&a...

He was murdered by the "Bloody Benders" most likely in Decemeber 1872 (that is when he disappeared). His wagon was found in March 1873, which prompted Dr. William H. York (who had sold him the wagon) to look for him. Dr. York was also murdered while searching for him. He is supposed to be buried somewhere near Independence with his little daughter. (also killed by the benders with her father) I have not been able to find either his grave, nor the name of the little eighteen-month-old girl.

It appears that he had also had a son who died in May 1870 from pneumonia. His name was Robert. He is listed in the mortality scheduals. In one schedule his last name is given as "Lunker" and the other as "Lanker".

http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=mortalitycen&a...

http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=usmortality&am...

I have not located his or Mary's graves either. I am starting to fear that they have "prairie graves", perhaps on their farm.

I know that after the murders were discovered his and his daughter's bodies were identified by his father-in-law. He had left to take his daughter back to Iowa to live with his parents after his son and wife's deaths, when he stopped at the Bender farm. 1872 was one of the coldest years on record, and according to news reports there was 6 inches of snow. It is no wonder that he stopped at their little Inn. He and his baby must have been almost frozen.

I have been researching the Benders and their victims, and have to say that the tragedy of this particular family has really touched my heart. To have lost your son, and then your wife is tragic enough, but then you see the end of the story and well.... I hope this has been helpful. If you have any other information I would appreciate it. Thanks.

Re: George Longcor/Loncher in Kansas

Posted: 1231622704000
Classification: Query
Thanks so much for all your information. Splendid!

Re: George Longcor/Loncher in Kansas

Posted: 1244824719000
Classification: Query
Mary Abilgai Longcor is my GGrandma, my dad refered to "Molly" as good grandma. I believe i have a picture of the George Longcor your refering to. I also have a family geno chart made by one of the Heughes family members. Anthony Longcor married Mary Polly Hughes, some relation to Howard Hughes. Peter Longcor is in the chart also.

Re: George Longcor/Loncher in Kansas

Posted: 1244825081000
Classification: Query
I would love to see a picture. My email is catwillow9
@aol.com. Thanks

Re: George Longcor/Loncher in Kansas

Posted: 1244828784000
Classification: Query
I would love to see a picture too. You can click send a message on my profile page. I never check my real e-mail so please use the ancestry one. Thanks.

Re: George Longcor/Loncher in Kansas

Posted: 1244829542000
Classification: Query
I just re-read my first post concerning George Longcor... I left out one other interesting tidbit. Apparently Charles Ingalls (Yes from Little house fame) was one of his close neighbors. If you look at the 1870 census for Rutland twnshp, Montgomery County, Kansas you will notice that "Ingalls, Caroline" is the first listing, followed by "Lunker, G.N.". Go to page 10 of that census and you will see "Ingalls, C. P."(Charles Phillip) followed by wife: Caroline, Daughters: Laura and Mary. Back to page 11 you have of course Caroline (Carrie) and then our George. Cool huh?

Re: George Longcor/Loncher in Kansas

Posted: 1244829614000
Classification: Query
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