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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Cloud County, Kansas

Clickable Map of Cloud County, Kansas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Cloud County, KS (54) Clay County, KS (8) Jewell County, KS (3) Mitchell County, KS (10) Ottawa County, KS (6) Republic County, KS (7) Washington County, KS (4)  CloudCounty(54) Cloud County (54)  ClayCounty(8) Clay County (8)  JewellCounty(3) Jewell County (3)  MitchellCounty(10) Mitchell County (10)  OttawaCounty(6) Ottawa County (6)  RepublicCounty(7) Republic County (7)  WashingtonCounty(4) Washington County (4)
Concordia is the county seat for Cloud County
Adjacent to Cloud County, Kansas
      Clay County (8)  
      Jewell County (3)  
      Mitchell County (10)  
      Ottawa County (6)  
      Republic County (7)  
      Washington County (4)  
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1 Kansas, Cloud County, Concordia — Agent Anna Laura Hill — November 17, 1878 - August 17, 1963 — Children's Aid Society Placing Agent —
Born in Burlington Borough, Pennsylvania, to Randolph and Celia Hill, Anna spent her childhood in nearby Elmira, New York. After spending several years as a teacher, Anna, at 26, discovered the Emigration Department of Children's Aid Society (CAS). . . . Map (db m185779) HM
2 Kansas, Cloud County, Concordia — Alberta Cole / Roberta Work Miller Slifer — October 17, 1921 - October 14, 2014 — Train to McPherson, Kansas in 1925 —
Alberta and Albert Cole were born in Bath, New York. The three-year-old twins, along with their four brothers, were placed out by the Children's Aid Society in McPherson, Kansas in 1925. Walter and Anna Work of Windom, Kansas were the young couple . . . Map (db m212697) HM
3 Kansas, Cloud County, Concordia — Alfred Ulshoefer / Alfred Pierce — February 13, 1903 - May 1, 1975 — Train to Hopkinton, Iowa in 1906 —
Alfred Edward Ulshoefer was born to Lizzie Ulshoefer who lived in Brooklyn, New York. Unable to keep her child, Alfred was placed in the Sheltering Arms Nursery. Lizzie visited baby Alfred until October 1904. It is believed she came to New York . . . Map (db m212700) HM
4 Kansas, Cloud County, Concordia — Anna Katherine Fuchs — December 6, 1913 - November 15, 2006 — Rider to McPherson, Kansas 1924 —
Anna Fuchs was placed out by the Children's Aid Society along with her two younger sisters on December 7, 1924, the day after Anna's 11th birthday. Sadly, the sisters lost their parents Stephen and Catherine to tuberculosis just months before their . . . Map (db m185753) HM
5 Kansas, Cloud County, Concordia — Anna Louise Doherty / Louise Simpson — October 21, 1900 - October 9, 1988
Anna was the daughter of William Kinslow and Kitty Doherty of Connecticut. Kitty gave birth to her daughter in Manhattan, New York, and placed her daughter in the New York Foundling Hospital (NYFH). Anna was a part of a company of 40 children sent . . . Map (db m185872) HM
6 Kansas, Cloud County, Concordia — Brown Grand Theatre
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m53367) HM
7 Kansas, Cloud County, Concordia — Camp Concordia — WWII P.O.W. Camp — July 1943 - Nov. 1945 —
4000 German POW's 815 American Guards Housed in this Facility ——————— [Taped on T-64 door window] Building T-64 Building T-64 was built in the spring of 1943 and was placed at the entrance . . . Map (db m53411) HM
8 Kansas, Cloud County, Concordia — Charles Ferdon — Ferdon Charles Ekstrom — 1904-1985 — Rider to Lindsborg, Kansas in 1912 —
James, Charles, and Rena Ferdon were the children of James and Margaret (McElroy) Ferdon. The family made their home in Brooklyn, New York, where James worked as a carpet layer. By 1908, the family had lost little James (1905) and Margaret. James . . . Map (db m212580) HM
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9 Kansas, Cloud County, Concordia — Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Memorial
In memory of the Unknown Dead of 1861 to 1865 In memory of the Soldiers and Sailors of 1861 to 1865Map (db m53398) WM
10 Kansas, Cloud County, Concordia — Clara Reed Duckett Morgan — August 20, 1901 - May 27, 2004 — Rider to Belleville, Kansas 1909 —
Clara Pearl Reed was born in upstate NY to Fred and Gertrude Reed, the second child of four. Sadly, at the age of seven, Clara and her two younger brothers lost their parents and eldest sister, Ethel. The three had been moving cattle across a . . . Map (db m185902) HM
11 Kansas, Cloud County, Concordia — Cloud County War Memorial
Dedicated to the young men of Cloud County who have fought the nation's battlesMap (db m53390) WM
12 Kansas, Cloud County, Concordia — Cora Alice McVicker / Eugenia Alice Cullivan Mulligan — February 28, 1902 - October 28, 1989 — Orphan Train Rider to St. Mary's, Kansas, 1904 —
Cora McVicker was born in 1902 to Arthur and Emma McVicker. Just a few weeks after her birth, she was left in the care of the Sisters of Charity at the New York Foundling Hospital. She lived at the Foundling for two years, until 1904, when she was . . . Map (db m212586) HM
13 Kansas, Cloud County, Concordia — Davies-Crook American Legion Post 76 War Memorial
In memory of those who served our country in all warsMap (db m53405) WM
14 Kansas, Cloud County, Concordia — Elmer Barney Malone & Ethel Barney Malone Staley — 1893-1960 • 1896-1990 — Orphan Train Riders to Dunlap, Iowa in 1904 —
Elmer and Ethel Barney were born in Cold Brook, New York to George and Eva (Pullman) Barney. They were two of six children born to the Barney's. Eva died in childbirth with the last child in 1903 and George was destitute and could not handle the . . . Map (db m185758) HM
15 Kansas, Cloud County, Concordia — Father Paul Fangman — October 25, 1922 - July 1, 2010 — Train to Raeville, Nebraska in 1923 —
The New York Foundling Hospital received a request from Andrew and Anna Fangman in 1923. They were unable to have children of their own. They wished to adopt a baby boy with brown hair. A sweet, 9-month-old little boy arrived by train in the . . . Map (db m219209) HM
16 Kansas, Cloud County, Concordia — Frank G. Simmons — May 30, 1854 - October 15, 1930 — Train to Monmouth, Illinois in 1867 —
On May 31, 1854, Frank Simmons was born to Henry and Emma Simmons. In 1859, Frank's mother passed away leaving behind her children: Frank, Louis and Samuel. The following year Henry remarried. At the age of 12, Frank lost his father but was . . . Map (db m185886) HM
17 Kansas, Cloud County, Concordia — Genevieve Hunt / Sister Roberta Dreiling — September 6, 1899 - November 26, 1995 — Orphan Train Rider to Ellis County, Kansas in 1901 —
Genevieve was the daughter of John Whaley and Katie Hunt. Shortly after her birth she was placed in the New York Foundling Hospital. Peter and Elizabeth (Windholz) Dreiling in Victoria, Kansas met their new daughter, Genevieve, at the train . . . Map (db m179555) HM
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18 Kansas, Cloud County, Concordia — George Jacobs Ducrow — March 13, 1863 - March 13, 1944 — Orphan Train Rider to Illinois, 1878 —
George Jacobs Ducrow was born into a circus. His earliest memory was training with L.B. Lents New York circus. However, his time there was not all fun and games. In 1873 he was badly injured in a fireworks accident and was blind for three months. . . . Map (db m212532) HM
19 Kansas, Cloud County, Concordia — Gertrude Vale / Sister Eva Marie Vale — December 21, 1900 - December 3, 1982 — Orphan Train Rider to Hays, Kansas in 1901 —
Gertrude was born in New York City and placed in the New York Founding Hospital as an infant. She was sent west in 1901 to the Werth family of Rush County, Kansas who kept her in their home until the age of nine. In 1909, when the Werth's decided . . . Map (db m179552) HM
20 Kansas, Cloud County, Concordia — Hayes Rutherford Devore / Helen Weinhold Ross & Alfred Weinhold
Hayes Rutherford Devore Born 1902Hayes was the second son of Zachary and Mary Devore, born in Elmira, New York. In January 1911, Hayes' relatives were unable to care for him and he was taken by the authorities to the Southern Tier . . . Map (db m212848) HM
21 Kansas, Cloud County, Concordia — Henry Lee Jost — 1874-1950 — Train to Hopkins, Missouri in 1881 —
Henry Lee Jost was temporarily placed in the Five Points Mission by his father after the death of his mother in approximately 1879. After his family failed to pay the orphanage boarding fees, Henry became a ward of the facility and was placed out . . . Map (db m185993) HM
22 Kansas, Cloud County, Concordia — Holly Stoll / Hallie Garwood — September 8, 1902 - October 9, 1972 — Train to Clyde, Kansas in 1911 —
Holly Leroy Stoll was born in Tompkins County, New York to alcoholic parents. He and his younger sister Marie were removed from that home after an uncle reported their neglect. Marie was placed with a grandmother and Holly was put in an orphanage. . . . Map (db m185731) HM
23 Kansas, Cloud County, Concordia — Howard Reed Dowell — June 25, 1905 - January 4, 1995 — Rider to Belleview, Kansas 1909 —
Howard Reed was born in Upstate New York to Fred and Gertrude Reed, the third child of four. At the age of three, Howard and his two older siblings lost their parents and eldest sister, Ethel. The three had been moving cattle across a frozen lake . . . Map (db m185891) HM
24 Kansas, Cloud County, Concordia — In Memory of George C. Padgett
The Padgett family, owners of The Citizens National Bank since 1915, are proud to remember and honor the Clement brothers and their service to our country in World War II. George C. Padgett (brother of Gary W. Padgett and first cousin of Jeanne . . . Map (db m185988) HM WM
25 Kansas, Cloud County, Concordia — Irma Craig Schnieders — July 5, 1898 - August 6, 1989 — Orphan Train Rider to Missouri, 1901 —
Irma Craig was placed out in Osage City, Missouri, by the New York Foundling Hospital in 1901. She was first placed with Mr. and Mrs. George Boehm and their two sons, but in 1909 Mrs. Boehm fell ill and died, leaving Mr. Boehm feeling that he could . . . Map (db m212493) HM
26 Kansas, Cloud County, Concordia — James Manny Hagaman — 1830 - 1904
Founder of ConcordiaMap (db m53407) HM
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27 Kansas, Cloud County, Concordia — James Reed Elliot — May 26, 1903 - January 6, 1988 — Rider to Belleville, Kansas 1909 —
James Reed was born in Upstate New York to Fred and Gertrude Reed, the second child of four. At the age of four, James and his two siblings lost their parents and eldest sister, Ethel. The three had been moving cattle across a frozen lake when the . . . Map (db m185966) HM
28 Kansas, Cloud County, Concordia — Jessie Feit / Teresa Bieker — May 26, 1906 - June 17, 2001 — Train to Hays, Kansas in 1910 —
Born in New York to Jewish parents, Jessie was left at the New York Foundling Home with payment for 14 months of care. The parents were not heard from again, so Jessie was sent west in 1910. She was placed in an abusive home in Schoenchen, Kan. and . . . Map (db m185996) HM
29 Kansas, Cloud County, Concordia — John Lukes Jacobus — June 1, 1912 - September 7, 2011 — Rider to Ottawa, Kansas, 1915 —
Born in Brooklyn, New York, John was turned over to the care of the New York Child's Hospital by his mother on July 22, 1912. At 2 ½, John was transferred to the care of the Children's Aid Society of New York. John was placed out in Ottawa, Kansas, . . . Map (db m212486) HM
30 Kansas, Cloud County, Concordia — Joseph Fuourka / Joseph "Joe" Roguet Aillet — September 13, 1904 - December 28, 1971 — Orphan Train Rider to Louisiana, 1905 —
Joe Aillet was born Joseph Fuourka in 1904. Shortly after he was born, he was given to the New York Foundling Hospital, which sent him on to Louisiana in 1905. When he arrived in Louisiana, the family who had requested him decided not to take him . . . Map (db m212548) HM
31 Kansas, Cloud County, Concordia — Kansas Orphan Riders — For the children who helped shape The Sunflower State
During the Orphan Train Movement, the state of Kansas received an estimated 12,000 children from East Coast orphanages. The Children's Aid Society placed out over 5,000 children, the New York Foundling Hospital sent an estimated 5,000 children and . . . Map (db m212695) HM
32 Kansas, Cloud County, Concordia — Leo Clement, Gerald Clement, and Alton Lou Clement — Ophan Train Riders to Texas in 1926
The seven Clement children found themselves split apart with the death of their mother in 1924. Three of the youngest children, Alton Lou, Leo and Gerald would be placed in the orphanage by their father who was struggling to care for the children. . . . Map (db m185990) HM
33 Kansas, Cloud County, Concordia — Mamie Gunderson — July 9, 1894 - March 10, 1990 — Train to Rock Port, Missouri 1905 —
In 1901 the lives of the five Gunderson children would change forever with the death of their father, Joseph. Their mother Emma was unable to care for five children on her own. Emma was only able to keep one child, Lillian, her second child. The . . . Map (db m212810) HM
34 Kansas, Cloud County, Concordia — Mary & Catherine Burns — 1851-1903 • 1855-1921 — Train to Champaign, Illinois in 1861 —
In September 1860, Bridget Burns surrendered two of her three children, Francis, 11, and Mary, 9, to the New York Juvenile Asylum. The reason for commitment was destitution. It is unknown if Hugh Burns deserted his family or was unable to find . . . Map (db m212473) HM
35 Kansas, Cloud County, Concordia — Mary Mullen Leikam Kraus Jacobs Hardt — August 20, 1899 - May 5, 1992 — Orphan Train Rider to Ellis County, Kansas, c. 1901 —
Mary Mullen was born to Mary Ann Mullen in 1899 in New York City. As an infant, she was taken to the New York Foundling Hospital, to be cared for by the Sisters of Charity. Soon, she was selected for placement in a Western home, and traveled to . . . Map (db m212528) HM
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36 Kansas, Cloud County, Concordia — Michael and Walter Nolan — September 30, 1910 - May 13, 1994 • April 12, 1908 - July 10, 1981 — Riders to Maple Lake, Minnesota —
Michael and Walter Nolan were born in New York City. Their mother, Nellie Nolan, was an unwed teenage Irish girl. Michael, Walter and Nellie lived together at the New York Foundling Hospital until April 1915. Nellie worked at the Foundling Hospital . . . Map (db m185998) HM
37 Kansas, Cloud County, Concordia — Michalena Birraglio / Lena Nelson — May 8, 1890 - November 22, 1924 — Train to Dunlap, Iowa on March 3, 1904 —
Michalena Birraglio was born in Italy and came to the United States with her parents as a small child. After the death of her father, her mother remarried to a man named Moore, who would later be described by placement agent Rev. H.D. Clarke as . . . Map (db m185773) HM
38 Kansas, Cloud County, Concordia — Miriam Malford Roering Zitur — June 21, 1906 - January 19, 1995 — Orphan Train Rider to Freeport, Minnesota in 1908 —
Miriam was born in New York. She was about 19 months old when the Orphan Train took her from the New York Foundling Hospital to Freeport, Minn. The Roerings had requested a baby girl no older than 2 years, with brown hair and blue eyes. Herman and . . . Map (db m185762) HM
39 Kansas, Cloud County, Concordia — National Orphan Train Complex — Reported permanently removed
What is the National Orphan Train Complex? The restored Union Pacific depot contains museum displays and information devoted to national Orphan Train history. The Morgan-Dowell Research Center, the central office of the Complex, houses . . . Map (db m53387) HM
40 Kansas, Cloud County, Concordia — Paul Young / Paul Clithero — March 10, 1908 - July 5, 1963 — Train to Clyde, Kansas in 1911 —
Paul Young was a three year-old, freckle-faced, red-haired boy who was taken in by Concordia residents Boyd and Louise Clithero. The Clitheros owned a grocery store and apartment buildings (including the brick apartment building, Keystone . . . Map (db m185729) HM
41 Kansas, Cloud County, Concordia — Rev. Robert Panzer — 1913-1995 — Train to Tekamah, Nebraska 1922 —
The five Panzer boys were surrendered to the care of the social services between April 1918 and 1919. Their mother was hospitalized in an institution and their father, an overnight waiter, had passed in January 1919. In October 1922, the boys were . . . Map (db m212698) HM
42 Kansas, Cloud County, Concordia — Robert Frances (Miles) Summers — 1891-1927 — Rider to Lexington, Missouri —
Born on the 9th of March in 1891, Robert was placed with the New York Foundling Hospital during that same month. His parents were John Miles (age 35) and Rosanna (Smith) Miles (age 43). Upon Robert's arrival in Lexington, he was taken by Luke B. . . . Map (db m185927) HM
43 Kansas, Cloud County, Concordia — Robert Francis Summers Memorial Clock
This clock donated by Robert Francis (M) Summers II on June 11, 2005 in memory of his father Robert Francis (Miles) Summers Born March 9, 1891 St. Ann's Hospital, NY, NY. In 1895 (est.), he rode an Orphan Train secured by the NY Foundling Hospital . . . Map (db m53368) HM
44 Kansas, Cloud County, Concordia — Rudolph Jubelt — 1875-1940 — Rider to Clyde, Kansas 1884 —
Adolph, 9; Rudolph, 7; and Hedwig Jubelt, 5, arrived alone in New York City in July 1882. On October 3, 1884, the Jubelt children were placed out in Clyde, Kansas. Rudolph's second placement, with the Reed family, would be his forever home with . . . Map (db m185997) HM
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45 Kansas, Cloud County, Concordia — Stanley & Victor Cornell Deger — May 25, 1920 - September 22, 2016 • September 23, 1921 - January 29, 2017 — Train to Wellington, Texas 1926 —
The Cornell Brothers and their younger sister Elouise were born in Elmira, New York, to Floyd and Lottie Cornell. In 1925 Lottie passed away from tuberculosis. Elouise was taken in by relatives; the boys were surrendered to the Children's Aid . . . Map (db m185734) HM
46 Kansas, Cloud County, Concordia — Thelma Taylor — Born between 1904-1905 — Rider from Cincinnati Placing Out Program —
Under the guidance of the Children's Aid Society of New York, the Cincinnati, Ohio, House of Refuge recruited Agent H.D. Clark from New York to help them start their own placing out program in 1911. Placing Out Programs outside of the East Coast . . . Map (db m185739) HM
47 Kansas, Cloud County, Concordia — To All Our Fallen Heroes, Thank You.
Thousands of Orphan Train Riders served in the United Sates military in wars involving America, including the American Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam War. They served in all branches of the . . . Map (db m212852) HM WM
48 Kansas, Cloud County, Concordia — Union Pacific Railroad Passenger Depot
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 1917Map (db m53389) HM
49 Kansas, Cloud County, Concordia — Walter "Zeke" White — August 15, 1895 - October 20, 1956 — Rider to Peabody, Kansas 1911 —
Walter White was the son of George and Annie, both English immigrants and parents of eight children. In 1905, the family lived in Mid-Town Manhattan, George worked as a coachman in Central Park, and the oldest daughter Mary, worked as a cash-girl. . . . Map (db m212471) HM
50 Kansas, Cloud County, Concordia — Welcome to the National Orphan Train Complex — — Tours begin in the Morgan-Dowell Welcome Center —
Welcome to Concordia, the Orphan Train Town! The National Orphan Train Complex (NOTC) includes the Orphan Train Museum located in the restored 1917 Union Pacific Depot, the Jones Education Station which houses our 1860s passenger car, and the . . . Map (db m212878) HM
51 Kansas, Cloud County, Concordia — William James Family — William, Margaret, John, Martha, George, and Anna — Riders to Lincoln, Nebraska, 1879 —
In 1874, the Children's Aid Society (CAS) created the Family Emigration Program to expand their Placing Out Department. The object of the program was to help destitute families get a new start outside the city while keeping the families intact. . . . Map (db m212589) HM
52 Kansas, Cloud County, Concordia — William Sidney Emay — December 25, 1853 - October 31, 1901 — Train to Rushville, Indiana in 1862 —
William Sidney Emay was placed in the Orange County Poor Farm in Goshen, New York as young child. Will's life changed the day after his eighth birthday in 1861 when he, along with several other boys from the Poor Farm, were taken to the Children's . . . Map (db m185977) HM
53 Kansas, Cloud County, Concordia — World Wars Memorial
Honoring all who served our country in World War I and World War II and in memory of those who gave their lives for the cause of freedom in those conflicts.Map (db m53397) WM
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54 Kansas, Cloud County, Jamestown — Louis Meyer — March 24, 1876 - June 20, 1964
Louis was born in New York City to John Henry and Florentine (Goldig) Meyer. After the death of his mother, John was unable to care for the children, so he turned Dorothea and William over to the Episcopalian Orphanage. Amelia helped him with . . . Map (db m185999) HM
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Jun. 10, 2023