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Posted by: william boggess (ID *****5121) Date: July 08, 2003 at 01:30:57
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When/where did she arrive in KS from OH, with whom and why??

Harriette Catherine (Sterling) SCHULTZ/SHULTS (1824-1905), born Herkimer Co., N.Y., resident of OH, of Liberty, Montgomery County, KS. Husband was Elijah SCHULTZ (1824-1860).

Believed first to Lyon County, KS, then reportedly one of earliest white persons in Montgomery County area(???).

1880 census Liberty, Montgomery Co., KS; has 'Harriett' SHULTS age 56, born N.Y., son George E. SHULTS age 22, born OH and grandson William FLORA, age 8 born KS, (son of John A. FLORA), and a servant living in household.

1880 census Oswego, Labette Co., KS; has her son-in-law John A. FLORA age 35, born IN, second wife Ada age 35, born IN, son Clarence age 12, born KS, daughter Hattie age 10, born KS, and two step-children.

John A. FLORA, was subject in 1901 book by Nelson Case of Labette County Citizens.

Harriette SHULTS' daughter Mary Elizabeth (1851-1873/74), reportedly born i Dayton, OH, married John A. FLORA (1845-1934) 10 Feb 1864, presumably in Lyon Co. 10 Feb 1866.
and reportedly gave birth to son Clarence 1867/68 in Lyon County, a daughter Hattie 1869 in Montgomery County, and son William 1871 in Labette County, and died in Lyon County 1873/74??

Granddaughter Harriette A. (Amanda?) FLORA (1869-1956) reportedly born in Liberty, Montgomery Co., KS, 17 Sep 1869, among first white children born there, later "American Mother of 1937".

All information is welcomed and greatly appreciated, seems history in mid to late 1860's for Montgomery County is a bit shy.

Bill Boggess

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