Here is some information for you. Also check out findagrave.com There are a lot of Vinsonhalers there.
My great grandmother was Melissa Vinsonhaler, married to John Townsend. They are buried in Custer as well.
I'd like to get more information about Harvey and Maude and their kids, if possible. Please email me.
Obituary of Sarah Jane (Vinsonhaler) Tharp
Source: Smith County Pioneer, 2/1936
"Obituary - Mrs. Tharpe"
Sarah Jane Vinsonhaler Tharpe the subject of this sketch, was born in Adams county, Ohio on
December 24, 1843 and died at her home near Bellaire, Kansas on February 12, 1936, having
lived a long and useful life. Her age was 92 years, 1 month and 19 days. with her during her last illness and at the time of her death were four sons and one daughter. In the year of 1866 she was married at her parental home near Clarinda, Iowa to John Allen Tharpe and to this union were
born six children, all of whom survive: Will, James, George, Clara and Harve all of the immediate vicinity and a daughter Helen of Ft. Smith, Arkansas.
In 1873 the young husband and wife came to Kansas and home homestead a farm where they endured all the rigors and hardships of that early day life. The husband and father died at an early age, and practically all the rest of her life the mother was the center of her children's home life.
Converted at the age of sixteen, she led a true Christian life and instilled her faith in all of her children. During the last few years she was always seeking for more knowledge of her Lord and in her last illness together with her children she would sing and pray and read the Word of God. It
is doubtful whether any family ever existed that worshiped their mother more than this family. Her word was law and always respectfully obeyed.
Death held no fear for her and she expressed her desire to go to rest feeling that she was prepared to meet her Maker. during her prolonged illness her son, George was constantly at hand to attend to her every want and her other children gave her their devoted attention. Left to survive her and cherish her memory are here six children; two brothers, Bert Vinsonhaler of Huston,Idaho; John Vinsonhaler of Kansas City, Kansas and one sister, Mrs. Will Fowler of Eugene, Oregon; 21 grand children, 12 great grandchildren and many friends.
Funeral Services were held at the Custer Union church, Saturday afternoon, February 15, at 2:30, conducted by Rev. T. H. Parrott, pastor of the Smith Center Methodist church. Interment was made in the Custer cemetery.
Family Group Sheet for GEORGE VINSONHALER
Husband: GEORGE VINSONHALER
Birth: 10 Mar 1821 in ADAMS CO. OHIO
Death: 06 Jun 1907 in CUSTER CEMETERY, SMITH CO. KS
Marriage: 16 Mar 1843
Father: WILLIAM VINSONHALER
Mother: SARAH ANN AIKEN
Wife: MARGARET ANN BRYAN
Birth: 04 Sep 1820 in ROSS CO. OHIO
Death: 01 Mar 1904 in CUSTER CEMETERY, SMITH COUNTY KANSAS
Name: SARAH JANE VINSONHALER
Birth: 24 Dec 1843 in MAYHILL, OHIO
Death: 12 Feb 1936 in SMITH CO. KS-CUSTER CEMETERY
Marriage: 1866 in CLARINDA, PAGE CO. IOWA
Spouse: JOHN ALLEN THARP
Name: MAHALA SUSANN VINSONHALER
Birth: 28 Jul 1845 in HIGHLAND CO. OHIO
Death: 24 May 1904 in CUSTER CEMETERY, SMITH CO. KS
Marriage: 25 Dec 1867 in LUCAS CO. IOWA
Spouse: JOSEPH HENRY CLAY GRAY
Name: LUCY ILLIRE VINSONHALER
Birth: 02 Feb 1847 in OHIO
Death: 26 Dec 1928
Marriage: 30 Apr 1873 in TAYLOR CO. IOWA
Spouse: AARON MILLER
Name: THOMAS W. VINSONHALER
Birth: 21 Sep 1848
Death: 17 Nov 1854
Name: FLAVIUS JOSEPHUS (Uncle Joe) VINSONHALER
Birth: 05 Jul 1850 in MAY HILL, OHIO
Death: 26 Mar 1925 in Custer Cemetery, Smith Center, KS
Marriage: 05 Oct 1873 in CLARINDA, IOWA
Spouse: EMILY JANE WRIGHT
Name: GEORGE WASHINGTON VINSONHALER
Birth: 12 Mar 1852 in TERRA HAUTE, VIGO CO. INDIANA
Death: 27 Apr 1927 in CALIFORNIA
Marriage: 23 Nov 1875 in PORTERO RANCHO, SMITH CO. KS
Spouse: ELIZA ELSON
Name: JOHN T. WILSON VINSONHALER
Birth: 19 Feb 1854 in IOWA
Death: 28 May 1941 in KANSAS CITY, KS
Spouse: MARY JANE MILLER
Name: MARY ELLEN VINSONHALER
Birth: 14 Mar 1856 in ILLINOIS
Death: 22 Jul 1939 in EUGENE, OREGON
Spouse: GEORGE KESSLER
Name: ROBERT FRANKLIN VINSONHALER
Birth: 09 May 1859 in KNOX CO. IL
Death: 16 Jul 1921 in CUSTER CEMETERY, SMITH CO. KS
Spouse: MILLIE JANE WRIGHT
Name: DANIEL ALBERT (BERT) VINSONHALER
Birth: 13 Feb 1862 in CHARITON, LUCAS CO. IOWA
Death: 17 Sep 1948 in CANYON HILL CEMETERY, CALDWELL, IDAHO
Marriage: 29 Aug 1904
Spouse: BERTHA CAMERON PICARD
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