Bumbery & Wangler

               Genealogy Research Project

Missouri, USA


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Notes: Timeline

1673—France explores down the Mississippi River into Missouri

1682—France claims all land drained by the Mississippi River

1735—Ste. Genevieve, the first permanent white town, is established

1764—Pierre Laciéde founds St. Louis

1803—The United States gains control of Missouri

1812—Congress creates the Missouri Territory

1821—Missouri becomes the 24th state

1837—The Platte Purchase gives Missouri six northwestern counties

1860—The Pony Express links Missouri to California

1861—Battle of Booneville

1931—Bagnell Dam on the Osage River forms the Lake of the Ozarks

1945—Harry S. Truman becomes the 33rd President of the United States

1965—The Gateway Arch is completed in St. Louis

1986—Missouri establishes a statewide lottery
Several groups of Native American Indians lived in the Missouri region when European explores first arrived. The largest of these included the Missouri and Osage tribes.

Frenchmen Father Jacques Marquette and Louis Joliet were the first white people to see the Missouri River in 1673. In 1682, René-Robert Cavelier traveled down the Mississippi River and claimed the entire Mississippi Valley for France. This land, that included Missouri, was named Louisiana after King Louis XIV.

French fur traders built trading posts along the Missouri River. Missionaries established St. Francis Xavier, the first white settlement of Missouri. It was located near present-day St. Louis, but was deserted in 1703. Missouri’s first permanent settlement, Ste. Genevieve, was established in 1735.

In 1762, the Louisiana Territory came under Spanish control. Although few Spaniards settled Missouri, many U.S. miners and farmers entered from Mississippi. In 1800, France reclaimed the Louisiana Territory and in 1803, sold it to the United States. The Missouri Territory was organized in 1812.

As people flooded into Missouri, Native Americans grew angry and began raiding settlements. During the War of 1812, Britain supplied the Indians with weapons and encouraged them to attack Missouri settlements. Not until 1815 did the attacks end with a peace treaty at Portage des Sioux. By 1825, few Native Americans lived in Missouri.

Attempts for statehood started in 1818, but questions concerning slavery in the state were not settled until 1820. The Missouri Compromise allowed Missouri to enter the Union as a slave state while Maine became a free state. This kept the number of slave and free states equal. Missouri became the 24th state on Aug. 10, 1821.

Fur trade continued as an important industry in Missouri during the mid-1800s. The American Fur Company organized in St. Louis in 1822 and soon developed a monopoly on all fur trade west of the Mississippi River. Trade with Mexico was very successful. The Santa Fe Trail connected Independence with the Southwest. Independence also marked the beginning of the Oregon Trail that led thousands to the Pacific Northwest.

In 1857, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the Dred Scott Decision that slaves were considered property. This historic decision increased tension between the North and the South. Kansas, located on Missouri’s western border, became a free state in 1861. Fighting between Kansas and Missouri began and continued into the Civil War.

In 1861, a convention was called to determine whether Missouri would secede from the Union. Although the majority voted to support the Union, Governor Claiborne Jackson refused to send troops at the request of President Lincoln. Jackson led the state militia against Union troops at the Battle of Boonville. Jackson’s militia was forced to southern Missouri where they defeated Union troops at Wilson’ Creek. Shortly after, the state convention met again to remove all pro-Confederate state leaders from office.

After the war, St. Louis and Kansas City became important railroad centers. Outlaws held up banks, stagecoaches, and trains. Jesse James terrorized the state for over 20 years until he was killed by one of his own gang in 1882. In 1904, St. Louis hosted the World’s Fair and the Olympics. The following year laws were passed that required inspection of working conditions and regulation of child labor and public utilities in Missouri.

During World War I (1914-1918), Missouri’s industries expanded to help supply war materials. John Pershing of Linn County was named commander in chief of the U.S. forces in France. The Great Depression (1929-1939) caused more than 200,000 Missourians to lose their jobs and some to lose their land. The federal government established programs to help bring employment to Missouri. World War II (1939-1945) also revived the economy as factories again opened to provide war materials.

New industries moved to Missouri during the 1950s. A uranium-processing plant opened in Weldon Spring, electronic plants were built in Joplin, and factories in St. Louis and Neosho began producing parts for spacecrafts. Economic growth continued through the 1960s. State leaders encouraged tourism and the expansion of mining throughout the state.

Missouri encountered serious pollution problems in the early 1980s. Contamination threatened ground water supplies and poisonous substances were discovered in Times Beach. The federal government is striving to help Missouri clean these areas. As urban problems became serious, St. Louis and Kansas City rebuilt their riverfronts. Missouri was also faced with financial problems. In 1986, a state lottery was established to help with education, welfare, and environmental programs.

Today in spite of these difficulties, Missouri continues to grow and the economy remains strong.

Parish : Latitude: 37.9642529, Longitude: -91.8318334


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Matches 1 to 25 of 587

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   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Birth    Person ID 
1 Ackerman, Christie  25 May 1894Missouri, USA I24967
2 Ahearn, John J  13 Oct 1869Missouri, USA I13319
3 Aikens, Emma May  24 Apr 1870Missouri, USA I26509
4 Airhart, Susan  Abt 1820Missouri, USA I59
5 Albright, Eugene  1857Missouri, USA I15223
6 Albright, John L  1859Missouri, USA I15224
7 Albright, Richard  1852Missouri, USA I15221
8 Albright, William H  1855Missouri, USA I15222
9 Allen, Ella Gertrude  Mar 1886Missouri, USA I19803
10 Anderson, Frencis  1906Missouri, USA I13547
11 Askew, Charles Floyd  18 Dec 1885Missouri, USA I19104
12 Barber, Samuel Sherman  21 Apr 1885Missouri, USA I16678
13 Barden, Luella  1857Missouri, USA I15212
14 Barden, Sarah  1854Missouri, USA I15210
15 Barden, Virginia  1849Missouri, USA I15209
16 Barker, Rosalie  Jan 1872Missouri, USA I10323
17 Batten, Pearl T  19 Mar 1903Missouri, USA I12560
18 Baucom, Opal Mae  17 Apr 1935Missouri, USA I1278
19 Baumgartner, Charles Francis  6 Oct 1883Missouri, USA I179
20 Baumgartner, Joseph Ignatius  1865Missouri, USA I17733
21 Baumgartner, Juliet M  Nov 1882Missouri, USA I17735
22 Beach, Mary E  Aug 1851Missouri, USA I15288
23 Beck, Anna Marie  13 Feb 1870Missouri, USA I19097
24 Bell, Anne L  Abt 1901Missouri, USA I24230
25 Bennett, Annie  Jan 1883Missouri, USA I15291

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Matches 1 to 25 of 31

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   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Died    Person ID 
1 Bear, Mary J  18 Aug 1845Missouri, USA I10769
2 BOX, Sarah Jane  29 Mar 1900Missouri, USA I22740
3 Britton, Almira  1924Missouri, USA I28183
4 Brookman, Rhoda B  14 Feb 1908Missouri, USA I29512
5 Chauvin, Julia  Yes, date unknownMissouri, USA I21890
6 Crouch, John Wesley  1841Missouri, USA I19409
7 Dalton, Thomas  1874Missouri, USA I8425
8 Galvin, William  5 Oct 1868Missouri, USA I13177
9 Hancock, Simon  17 Feb 1920Missouri, USA I1420
10 Hicks, Jemima Elizabeth  4 Oct 1857Missouri, USA I19093
11 Hicks, Mary Ann  9 Jun 1844Missouri, USA I19087
12 Hicks, Nancy Caroline  28 Feb 1852Missouri, USA I19088
13 Hicks, Robert A  26 Feb 1852Missouri, USA I19090
14 Hicks, William Thomas  21 Oct 1857Missouri, USA I19091
15 Hicks, Willis J  Est 1874Missouri, USA I19094
16 Humphrey, Harley G  21 Jan 1976Missouri, USA I213
17 Kidd, Rebecca Elizabeth  1841Missouri, USA I19410
18 Lewis, Augustus W  31 Dec 1859Missouri, USA I852
19 Martin, Nova B  11 May 1997Missouri, USA I214
20 McCue, Dianne Delores  11 Sep 2012Missouri, USA I240
21 Mozley, Joanna  2002Missouri, USA I28443
22 Mullany, Ellen  1894Missouri, USA I8528
23 Payne, Hattie Lee  11 Nov 1892Missouri, USA I791
24 Peavler, Wanda Lavena  4 May 1983Missouri, USA I28290
25 Shepherd, Catherine Wynette  2 Nov 2014Missouri, USA I539

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Civil War Veteran

Matches 1 to 4 of 4

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Civil War Veteran    Person ID 
1 Kyger, Adam  Bet 15 Jun 1861 and 20 Dec 1861Missouri, USA I10997
2 Wildeisen, Christian W  Bet 12 Apr 1861 and 9 May 1865Missouri, USA I10430
3 Willmore, John Brantley Sr.  Bet 28 Jan 1862 and 29 Mar 1865Missouri, USA I12512
4 Willmore, Simpson  Bet 23 Jul 1862 and 13 Jun 1865Missouri, USA I12510

CSA Veteran

Matches 1 to 2 of 2

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    CSA Veteran    Person ID 
1 Humphrey, John H Sr.  17 Jun 1861Missouri, USA I22
2 Payne, Walker Timberlake  11 May 1862Missouri, USA I10618

Military Discharge

Matches 1 to 1 of 1

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Military Discharge    Person ID 
1 Willmore, John Brantley Sr.  29 Mar 1865Missouri, USA I12512

Military Pension

Matches 1 to 5 of 5

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Military Pension    Person ID 
1 Day, Mary Jane  19 Oct 1893Missouri, USA I12530
2 Jones, Pauline  27 Feb 1897Missouri, USA I27792
3 Sipes, Sarah A  7 Feb 1910Missouri, USA I12524
4 Willmore, James H  2 Jun 1890Missouri, USA I12497
5 Willmore, John Brantley Sr.  7 Jul 1881Missouri, USA I12512


Matches 1 to 4 of 4

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Residence    Person ID 
1 Kyger, Adam  1890Missouri, USA I10997
2 Smith, Catherine  1890Missouri, USA I10998
3 Wangler, George Bellene  10 Dec 1934Missouri, USA I2245
4 Willmore, Sarah Alice  8 Feb 1943Missouri, USA I7914


Matches 1 to 13 of 13

   Family    Married    Family ID 
1 Bonzon / Unknown  1924Missouri, USA F2469
2 Boyer / BOX  Est 1877Missouri, USA F7994
3 Doyle / Payne  1897Missouri, USA F3729
4 Eckert / Unknown  Bet 1872 and 1880Missouri, USA F4693
5 Fitzgerald / Donegan  Est 1875Missouri, USA F4419
6 Godejohann / Stabenow  1892Missouri, USA F156
7 Humphrey / Humphrey  1874Missouri, USA F28
8 Kyger / Cook  Est 1918Missouri, USA F7199
9 McCourt / O'Connor  Est 1867Missouri, USA F4533
10 Raab / Jaques  9 Jun 1943Missouri, USA F7515
11 Sallee / Deweese  Est 1912Missouri, USA F1942
12 Wangler / Brown  Est 1913Missouri, USA F4770
13 Woods / Payne  1904Missouri, USA F3773