Welcome to McPherson County Kansas Genealogy Research


 My name is Bob Jenkins
and I created this website to provide genealogy
 information and links to genealogy information  to assist people in researching
 their McPherson County Kansas ancestors.

 I would appreciate any contribution that you would like to make  to this site:
 biographies, obituaries, birth, marriage, death info,  grave info, photographs....etc

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   McPherson County Data

  Brief History from Kansas State Historical Society:

 McPherson County was organized on March 1, 1870, by A. G. Limm; Gustaf Johnson; Nicholas Sponberg; H. J. Nordlund;
 John F. Hughes; James M. Claypool; Robert Minns; and Harold Reese. It contains the cities of Canton, Windom, Galva,
 Lindsborg, McPherson, Marquette, Moundridge and Inman and was named for Civil War General James McPherson.

 A treaty with the the Kaw Indians in 1825 that ceded all their land to the federal government opened the area to settlement.
 The arrival of the Chicago Swedish Company and founding of Lindsborg in 1868, prompted many Swedish settlers and the
 founding of Lindsborg College in the late 1860s and early 1870s. In 1881 Bethel College was founded. In April 1976, the
 King of Sweden visited Lindsborg. A Swedish immigrant, on his way to Lindsborg, arrived in New York. He took a look up
 at the tall buildings, and said, "My, if this is New York, what must Lindsborg be?"

 The Freemont Lutheran Church was founded June 23, 1869, and the Bethany Lutheran Church of Lindsborg on
 August 19, 1869. The first school district, Number 1, was organized in Eureka in 1870. The first county fair was held in 1933
 as a 4-H fair. It continues annually in Canton as an official county fair.

 Farm in the same family for the longest consecutive period:
 Three farms were all founded in 1866 and still have descendants living on them. They are: the Minns family farm in Harper
 Township; the Rev. James Claypool farm in Marquett Township; and the Sponberg family farm in Smoky Hill Township.

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