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From: "Julie Keech Wychor" <>
Subject: Re: [KSRILEY-L] KEECH, ROBERTS, May Day, Riley, KS
Date: Fri, 17 May 2002 13:04:37 -0500
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Thank you, that confirms my suspicion that the family I found on the 1875
Census is indeed Laura Luella Robert's family. Are there any other KEECH or
KEACH names listed in Pioneers of the Bluestem Prairie? I'm trying to piece
together my great-great-Grandparent's family. They moved from Erie, PA to
Riley County, KS in the spring of 1872, and within the next year or two, my
ggGrandfather Daniel T. KEECH died or disappeared, possibly committed
suicide. I have been unsuccessful in finding a death certificate or
obituary or burial place for him.
Daniel Keech was married to Eliza King, and they had the following children,
all born in PA:
Eddy Lee Keech, b. October 2, 1848 in Erie, PA, married Nancy
D.T. (Dan or Dar?) Keech, b. May 28, 1851, married ???
Nettie Louise Keech, b. October 21, 1854, married Nathan Osbourn
Ella Mary Keech, b. February 11, 1858, married Adolphus C. Smith
Bryon Earl Keech, b. December 23, 1861, married "Ella" Laura Luella
Alice Phillena Keech, b. December 2, 1865, married ???
"Eva" Anice Evangeline Keech, b. March 17, 1868, married Unknown
On the 1875 Riley Co Census, there is a 21 year old Leander Keech, born PA,
living in the household of widowed Eliza Keech, but I don't know who he is
or how he is connected to my Keech family, possibly a nephew who came to KS
to help Eliza after she was widowed.
Then, in the 1885 Riley Co Census, there is a 17 year old Thomas Keech, born
PA, listed as a widower, living in the household of Eliza Keech. Listed
below Thomas's name is a 1 year old boy named Lee Keech, whom I assume is
Thomas's son. I don't know how this Keech is connected either, but I assume
he is also a nephew.
Would it be possible to request a lookup to see if any of these other names
are listed in the Pioneers of the Bluestem Prairie?
Julie Keech Wychor
> This is taken from "Pioneers of the Bluestem Prairie". #983 Laura
> Roberts daughter of William Roberts and Lorana b 1871 May Day Kansas, d
> Clay Center, , married Byron Keech.
> #933 Nathan Osbourn married Nettie L. Keech. Nathan was the son of
> Owen Osbourn b 19 June 1812, and Rebecca (Edgerton) Osbourn. These are
> all in Riley Co.
> Gary Lundquist
> Julie Keech Wychor wrote:
> >I would like to get in touch with anyone who descends from this family:
> >Byron (aka Bryon) Earl KEECH, born 23 DEC 1861 in Erie, died 19 FEB 1933
> >Center,Clay Co,KS.
> >Married "Ella" Laura Luella ROBERTS in Riley Co, KS. According to 1920
Census records, they were divorced by 1920. Laura Luella Roberts was born
> >Children listed on 1905 Census Center Township, Riley Co, KS:
> > Walter KEECH, born 1895 in Riley Co, KS, buried in Umatilla, OR
> > Ethel KEECH, born in KS (There is a question mark after her first
> > Aleatha "Vera" Virginia KEECH, (born in Lasita, KS, married
> > Neva KEECH, b. in CO
> > Saida KEECH, b. in CO
> >On the 1875 Riley Co, KS Census, there is a 3 year old Laura Roberts in
this family, which is the right age for Laura Luella Roberts:
> >Dwelling 151, Family 154
> >William Roberts, age 35, M, W, Farmer, 1000, 500, Ind, Ind, May Day
> >Lorena Roberts, age 23, F, W, , Ind, Ind, May
> >Laura Roberts, age 3, F, W, , Kan, ,