Author Archives: Jan Burke

Joseph Otto Kuntz and Anna Maria Craft

Joseph Otto Kuntz, known through much of his adult life as “J.O.,” was born on January 12, 1850 in Duchouquet Township, Auglaize County, Ohio, near Wapakoneta.¬† He is the seventh known child of Anton (Anthony) Otto and Rosina Baudendistel Kuntz, … Continue reading

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Visits Remembered

Linda Howard Ross gave this site a kind welcome, and has given me permission to post some of her photos and her reminiscences of visits to the cemetery: Jan, as I told you my parents were from Mulvane and some … Continue reading

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The Craft Family and Red Bud Catholic Cemetery

  This photo of Edward Craft and Susannah Busch Craft and their adult children was probably taken near their home in Auglaize County, Ohio. ¬†Edward and Susannah are seated. It was their gift of land to the church that established … Continue reading

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1878: Edward and Susannah Craft’s Gift

On November 18, 1878, Edward and Susannah Craft quit claimed the three acres that now contain the cemetery to Louis M Fink of Leavenworth County, Kansas. Who was Louis M Fink? He was the Bishop of Leavenworth Diocese, part of … Continue reading

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1874: The Auglaize County, Ohio Connection

The U.S. government made the lands of Cowley County, Kansas available for purchase through the Osage Lands Act of 1870 and 1872. The population of the county boomed. In Cowley’s Maple Township, a community named Red Bud was established northeast … Continue reading

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Rosey Walck

The oldest grave I know of in the cemetery is that of Rosey Walck, who died when she was fifteen months old. She is buried near Andrew Jackson Walck and Melvina Rader Walck, whom I believe to be her parents. … Continue reading

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