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George Mentzer was born on 12 Jun 1838 in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.117

He was the child of Phillip Andrew Mentzer and Orinda Miles.3,14,17

George Mentzer is listed in the household of Orinda Mentzer in the 1850 census. According to the census, George was 12 years old and born in Massachusetts.18

About 1854, he was a farm hand in Illinois, United States.3

About 1856, George was a clerk in grocery store in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States.3,17

He helped establish the first hotel about 1857 in Kewanee, Henry, Illinois, United States.19

He learned the trade of comb maker about 1859 in Massachusetts, United States.3,17

George Mentzer was listed as a 22 year old male in the household of Cyrus Mentzer living in Northborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts on the 1860 census. According to the census, George was born in Massachusetts.20

George  enlisted in Company C Twenty-Fourth Massachusetts Infantry on 25 Sep 1861 in Massachusetts, United States.4,1314,17,2124

He  received medical treatment aboard the boat ‘Vidette’ when he was disabled by measles in Nov 1861 in Annapolis, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States.13

George Mentzer’s term of service ended on 25 Sep 186413,2122

He lived in Northboro, Worcester County, Massuchesetts between 1864 and 1866.13

George lived in Northboro, Worcester County, Massuchesetts in 1865.25

In 1866, he was a member of the Methodist Church in Kewanee, Henry, Illinois, United States.23

He  purchased land being lot number 2 block 14 in the town of Kewanee from T. D. and Harriet W. Fitch for $200 on 29 Mar 1866 in Henry, Illinois, United States.26

George was indebted to Hiram Nance for $300 on 14 May 1866 in Kewanee, Henry, Illinois, United States.27

Between 1866 and 1869 he was an a butcher in Kewanee, Henry, Illinois, United States.19

He lived in Kewanee, Henry, Illinois, United States between 1866 and 1870.13,17

He married Emeline Minnick on 1 Jan 1868 in Kewanee, Henry, Illinois, United States.2,7,13,2833

George managed a meat market in 1869 in Kewanee, Henry, Illinois, United States.3,28

On 1 Jul 1869, Charles Oliver Mentzer was born in Kewanee, Henry, Illinois, United States.1314,23,34

About 1869, he moved to Kansas from Kewanee, Illinois in a covered wagon drawn by a mule team.3,17,35

George Mentzer of Shawnee of the State of Illinois signed a contract to purchase land being the NE 1/4 S6 T25S R15E of 6th principal meridian containing 164 15/100 acres for $738.67 with interest annually at the rate of two percent from the Land Department of the Union Pacific Railway Company Southern Branch on 16 May 1870 in Woodson, Kansas, United States.14,36

 Geo Mentzer was listed as the head of household on the 1870 census living in Kewanee, Henry County, Illinois. According to the census, Geo was a 32 year old domestic servant who was born in Massachusetts. Also listed in the household was 22 year old Emma and 1 year old Chas.13,37

On 3 Mar 1871, John Frederick Mentzer was born in Kewanee, Henry, Illinois, United States.1314,23

In May 1871, he arrived in Neosho Falls, Woodson, Kansas, United States with friend George W. Allen. They obtained a room at the Fall House for Mrs. Mentzer and sons and then loaded lumber to build a small house and drove to the claim that Mentzer had purchased from the M.K.& T. Railroad the previous year.3,14,23

On 28 Feb 1873, Susan May Mentzer was born in Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States.1314,23

On 31 Dec 1874, Henry Arnold Mentzer was born in Woodson, Kansas, United States.1314,23,38

On 22 Feb 1877, Philip Embry Mentzer was born in Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States.1314,23

George was a member of the Woodson Post No. 185 GAR in Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States.39

On 10 May 1880, Earnest Everett Mentzer was born in Woodson, Kansas, United States.1314,23

Geo Mentzer is listed as the 42 year old head of household on the 1880 census living in Center Township, Woodson County, Kansas. George was listed as a farmer who was born in Massachusetts. Also listed in the household was his 32 year old wife, Emaline, who was born in Pennsylvania. Children in the household were Charles, age 11; Fred, age 9; Susan, age 6; Henry, age 5; Phillip, age 3 and Ernest, born May 1880. According to the census, John and Fred were born in Illinois while the remaing children were born in Kansas40

He  purchased land being the NE 1/4 Section 6, T25, R15 of 6th Principal Meridian containing 164 15/100 acres for $574.59 from the Missouri Kansas & Texas Railway Company on 14 Jul 1881 in Woodson, Kansas, United States.41

On 20 Sep 1882, Clara Edith Mentzer was born in Woodson, Kansas, United States.1314,23

He was listed on the 1885 Kansas State Census as a 46 year old male born in Massachusetts who served in Company C of the Massachusetts Regiment 24 Infantry and was listed as George Mentzer in Center Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States on 1 Mar 1885.42

On 7 Apr 1887, Clarence Albert Mentzer was born in Woodson, Kansas, United States.1314,23,43

George applied for a pension based on service in 24th  Massachusetts Infantry on 6 Jun 1890.44

He  purchased land being the East 1/2 of the Soutwest 1/4 Section 18 T24 R15 from Woodson National Bank on 4 Mar 1893 in Liberty Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States.45

George Mentzer of Yates Center, Woodson County, Kansas purchased land being the north 1/2 NW 1/4 S5 T25S R15E contianing 82 acres for $800 from Virginia Lois Warren (formerly Virginia Lois rutledge) and her husband Wm B Warren on 17 Mar 1893 in Woodson, Kansas, United States.46

He  purchased land being the S 1/2 NW 1/4 S5T25R15 from Mary C. Orton, formerly Mary C. Rutledge and F. L. Orton, her husband of Illinos for $800 on 27 Mar 1893 in Woodson, Kansas, United States.47

He  purchased land being the SE1/4 S34T24R15 from Irene Hazzard of Texas County, Missouri on 28 Mar 1894 in Woodson, Kansas, United States.48

George was listed on the 1895 Kansas census as a 56 year old male farmer born in Massachusetts living in Center Township, Woodson County, Kansas. George served in  Company C 24th Regiment Massachusetts Infantry. Also listed in the household was 46 year old E Mentzer, 21 year old Susan Mentzer, 19 year old Henry Mentzer, 16 year old Ernest Mentzer, 17 year old Philip Mentzer, 12 year old Clara Mentzer and 12 year old Albert Mentzer.49

A meeting was held by the Yates Center creamery association promoters to solicit stock in Mar 1897.50

On 5 Mar 1897, he held the office of trustee of Yates Center Creamery Association in Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States.51

He was listed as a director on the charter for the Yates Center Creamery association in Apr 1897 in Kansas, United States.52

George  contributed to the Easel Monument Project for a memorial to be created to the “Brave Boys in Blue” to be placed in the center of the Union Soldiers and Sailors National Park in 1898 .21

He was elected as a Center Township trustee for the Yates Center Creamery in Jan 1898 in Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States.51,53

About 1899,  the Yates Center Creamery failed with a $5,000 debt. He took it on himeself to pay off the debt, expecting help from the other officers of the creamery.51

He  purchased land being the North  1/2 of Section 19 Township 24 in Range 15 from John E. Frost, et. al. on 5 Oct 1899 in Liberty Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States.54

George Mentzer is listed as a 61 year old male on the 1900 census living in Center Township, Woodson County, Kansas. According to the census, George was born June 1838 in Massachusetts. Also listed in the household was his wife, Emma, who was born Aug 1848 in Pennsylvania. George and Emma had been married 32 years. Children listed in the household included Susan, born Feb 1873; Henry A, born Dec 1874;  Philip E, born Feb 1877; Ernest E, born May 1880; Clara E, born Sept 1882 and Albert C, born Apr 1886.55

The stock holders in the old creamery association of Yates Center are engaging in a legal mix-up which will prove expensive to all of them.56

In Feb 1902, George and Fred Wilkinson brought a suit to wind up the affairs of the Yates Center Creamery Association to compel stockholders to bear their portion of the indebtedness in Woodson, Kansas, United States.57

He was  in court in Mar 1902 in Woodson, Kansas, United States.58

The stockholders in the Yates Center creamery association are being sued on the double liability clause of the constitution.5960

 In Jun 1902, George Mentzer’s case vs Yates Center Creamery Association, et al was continued in Woodson, Kansas, United States.61

The Yates Center News says the Yates Center Creamery at that place never did pay, and the stockholders are in a peck of trouble on account of a threatened law suit. The writer’s sympathy is with the stockholders. He has had some experience in that line. – LeRoy Reporter62

He was on the court docket in Oct 1902 in Woodson, Kansas, United States.63

The Yates Center creamery recently closed down.64

 In Nov 1902, Art Dutro, a defendant in the creamery case, arrived Tuesday to attend court in Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States.65

Yates Center Creamery property was sold for back taxes66

In May 1903, he’s  court case vs The Yates Cemetery Creamery Association was on the court docket in Woodson, Kansas, United States.67

 The value of the Yates Center Creamery was reduced from $640 to $350..68

The case, Mentzer, et al. vs Creamery was taken under advisement by the July 1903 term of the District Court in Woodson, Kansas, United States.69

The case of Geo Mentzer vs the Yates Center Creamery Association, et al  was listed on the bar docket70

The court found for the defendants in Mentzer vs Y.C. Creamery association.71

 In Nov 1903, Will Holliday bought the old creamery property in Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States.72

In 1904, George Mentzer owned land being the S1/2 of Section 25 Township 24 South of Range 14 East  in North Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States.73

He owned land being the NE 1/4 of S 6 and NW 1/4 of S5 in Center Township, Township 25 South Range 14E of 6th PM in 1904 in Center Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States.74

He owned land being the SE 1/4 Section 34 R15E T34S in 1904 in Liberty Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States.75

George was on the court docket for the case, Geo. Mentzer vs Y.C. Creamery Association, in Feb 1904 in Woodson, Kansas, United States.76

In the case Mentzer vs Creamery Assoc., the deed to Holiday was declared good.77

The case of Mentzer v. Burlingame (71 Kan. 581) was remanded, with instructions to proceed in accordance with the views expressed by the Kansas Supreme Court on 10 Jun 1905.78

He filed a motion for rehearing which was sustained modifying the opinion and remanding case to trial court to overrule the demurrer in Jul 1905 in Kansas, United States.79

George Mentzer was the head of household on the 1905 Kansas state census living in Center Township, Woodson County, Kansas. According to the census, George was 67 years old. Also living in the household was Emiline, age 50; Ernest, age 24; and Albert, age 18.80

In Jun 1906, he had cases (George Mentzer vs. Cyrus Davidson, et al; George Mentzer vs H. D. Burlingame et al; George Mentzer vs Fred Wilkinson; George Mentzer vs A. P. Fletcher; George Mentzer vs D. M. Ray et al) heard in district court in Woodson, Kansas, United States.81

In Jul 1906, George was left to stand the loss sustained by those interested in the old creamery .82

In the case of Mentzer v. Burlingame (78 Kan. 219), the former judgement was reversed by the Kansas Supreme Court on 6 Jun 1908 .8384

He submitted declaration for pension on Act of February 6, 1907 on 24 Jun 1908 in Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States.13

George Mentzer was the head of household on the 1910 census living in Center Township, Woodson County, Kansas According to the census, George was 72 years old and born in Massachusetts. Also in the household were his wife, Emeline, age 61, and sons Earnest, age 27  and Bert, age 24. The census indicates that George and Emiline had been married 41 years.85

In Aug 1911, The Yates Center Creamery was listed as a delinquent corporation in danger of losing its charter in Kansas, United States.86

He was  affirmed in his case against H.D. Burlilngame, et al in Nov 1911 .87

In Dec 1911, George was  the plaintiff in the creamery case where the Supreme Court reversed itself and found for the plaintiff in Kansas, United States.88

He died on 19 Jan 1912 at the age of 73 in Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States.2,67,10,1213,1516,8990

He was buried on 22 Jan 1912 at Yates Center Cemetery in Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States.6,10,15,23,91

 

For additional information on the court case, see previous blog posts

ENDNOTES:

       1. Vital Records of Stow Massachusetts to the year 1850 (: , 1911)

        2. Mentzer, George, Family Bible of Emeline Minnick Mentzer (no place: no publisher, no date); Doris Ryan, Yates Center, KS, (Doc. #: Mentzer.KS.006)

        3. Duncan, L. Wallace and Chas F. Scott, History of Allen and Woodson Counties, Kansas (Iola, Kansas: Iola Register, 1901), “George Mentzer” p. 680-681 (George Mentzer Notebook).

        4. , History of Woodson County Kansas (Dallas, Texas: Curtis Media Corporation, 1987), “Mentzer, George Family” p. 198-199.

        5. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, George Mentzer, 12 June 1838; database on-line, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed online September 2016).

        6. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : viewed online June 2017), memorial for George W Mentzer (1838-1912), Find a Grave Memorial no. #56845704, created by Judy Mayfield, citing Yates Center Cemetery, Yates Center, Woodson County, Kansas; accompanying photograph by Judy Mayfield, George W Mentzer.

        7. Edmund West, comp., “Family Data Collection — Individual Records,” database online, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online July 2017), George Mentzer.

        8. Ancestry.com, Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925 (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009), Kansas State Historical Society; Topeka, Kansas; 1905 Kansas Territory Census; Roll: ks1905_172; Line: 19.

        9. Ancestry.com, Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011), Mentzer births.

        10. Ancestry Database, U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012).

        11. Yates Publishing, U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004), Source number: 122.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: MP1.

        12. “Obituary – Mentzer,” The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas), 26 January 1912, image 4; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2018).

        13. George Mentzer (Company C, 24th Regiment Massachuses Infantry), pension no. WC 741.913, Case FIles of Approved Pension Applications, 1861-1934; Civil War and Later Pension Files, Department of Veterans Affairs, Record Group 15; National Archives, Washington, D.C.

        14. , “The George Mentzer Family,” In the Beginning, Woodson County Historical Society, 3 No. 11 (July 1970): p. 9-12.

        15. George Mentzer, death certificate #104 49 (19 January 1912), Kansas State Board of Health, Division of Vital Statistics, Topeka, Kansas.

        16. George Mentzer, 1838-1912, Yates Center Cemetery, Yates Center, Woodson County, Kansas. center drive, east of gazebo by road (Doc. #: Mentzer.KS.001).

        17. Crawford Family Papers; privately held by Marcia Philbrick, Seneca, Kansas, 2016. Biography of George Mentzer. typewritten copy.

        18. 1850 U.S. Census, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Stow, MIddlesex County, Massachusetts, page 404, household 110, Orinda Mentzer; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed onine November 2017); NARA microfilm publication M432.

        19. Duncan, L. Wallace and Chas F. Scott, History of Allen and Woodson Counties, Kansas, p. 681 (George Mentzer Notebook).

        20. 1860 U.S. Census, Worcester County Massachusetts, population schedule, Northborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, page 138, family 1128, Cyrus Mentzur; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online August 2018); NARA Microfilm PUblication M653.

        21. Certificate of Contribution to Easel Monument Project, , (Doc. #: Mentzer.KS.019) — original probably owned by Doris Ryan, Yates Center.

        22. Pension File George Mentzer (Washington, DC 20408: Military Service Records (NNCC)), Co. C 24 Mass. Inf., Company Muster Roll Sept & Oct 1864 (George Mentzer Notebook).

        23. “Obituary – Mentzer,” The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas), 26 January 1912, image 4; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed onlnie August 2018).

        24. “U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865,”Ancestry.com,  (www.ancestry.com : viewed online (June 2019), George Mentzer.

        25. 1865 Massachusetts State census, Massachusetts, Massachusetts State Census, Northborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, image 16 of 29 Image 16 of 29, family 214, Cyrus Mentzer; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online August 2018)

        26. Henry County, Illinois, Deed Book: book 72 page 297, Mentzer, George; FHL microfilm Film #1255585.

        27. Henry County, Illinois, Deed Book: book 38 page 384.

        28. Marriage, 24 March 1869, , . , photocopy of letter in possession of Alfred C. Young, Burtonsville, MD (Minnick.IL.029).

        29. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 database, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/7836/). Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 : viewed online 2016.

        30. “Illinois, Marriage Index, 1851-1900,”Ancestry.com,  (www.ancestry.com : viewed online (October 2017), George Mentzer.

        31. Illinois, Henry County. Index to Marriages. County Clerk, Mentzer, George, Jan 1 1868 Index to Marriages, surnames G-N: image 620 of 751; digital images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online August 2018.

        32. Illinois, Henry County. Marriage Register. County Clerk,  Film #1435944 DGS 4031862. Mentzer, George, 27 Dec 1867 Digital Images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online August 2018.1435944 DGS 4031862

        33. Henry County Illinois, “Return of Marriage,” Book A, page 313, George Mentzer and Emeline Minnick, 1 January 1868; County Clerk, Henry County, Illinois.

        34. Charles O. Mentzer, Kansas death certificate #55 011802 (1955).

        35. Lineage application of , Marcia Philbrick, (Charles Mentzer Notebook).

        36. Woodson County, Kansas, Deeds, Misc Book A page 108, Contract Union Pacific Railway Companty to George Mentzer, 16 May 1870; Recorder of Deeds, Yates Center, Kansas.

        37. 1870 U.S. Census, Henry County, Illinois, population schedule, Kewanee, Henry County, Illinois, page 52 Image 52 of 106, household 382, Geo Mentzer; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); NARA microfilm publication M593

        38. Social Security Administration, “Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007,” database on-line, Ancestry, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/60901/ : viewed online October 2017), Henry Arnold Mentzer.

        39. Kansas, Grand Army of the Republic Bound Post Records, 1866-1931, George Mentzer, database with images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed online August 2018).

        40. 1880 U.S. Census, Center Township, Woodson County, Kansas, population schedule, Center Township, Woodson County, Kansas, ED 56, Page 9 Image 3 of 9, household 97, Geo Mentzer; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); NARA microfilm publication T9

        41. Woodson County, Kansas, Deeds, Book N page 162-163, Missouri Kansas & Texas Railway Company to George Mentzer, 14 July 1881; Recorder of Deeds, Yates Center, Kansas.

        42. 1885 Kansas Census, Neosho County, State Census, Center Township, Woodson County, Kansas, page 1 Image 1 of 31, line 25, George Mentzer; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online August 2018); Kansas State Historical Society

        43. “Obituary,” Woodson County Journal (Yates Center, Kansas), 30 January 1919, page 1; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 27 January 2020).

        44. U.S., Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934, George Mentzer, 6 June 1890; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed online April 2017). Original Source: NARA micorfilm publication T288.

        45. Woodson County, Kansas, Deeds, Book 28 page 203, The Woodson National Bank to George Mentzer, 4 March 1893; Recorder of Deeds, Yates Center, Kansas.

        46. Woodson County, Kansas, Deeds, Book 28 page 197, Virginia Lois Warren and Wm B Warren to George Mentzer, 14 March 1893; Recorder of Deeds, Yates Center, Kansas.

        47. Woodson County, Kansas, Deeds, Book 28 page 198, Mary C Orton and F L Orton to George Mentzer, 27 March 1893; Recorder of Deeds, Yates Center, Kansas.

        48. Woodson County, Kansas, Deeds, Book 30 page 1974, Irene Haggard to George Mentzer, 28 March 1894; Recorder of Deeds, Yates Center, Kansas.

        49. 1895 Kansas State Census, Woodson County Kansas, Kansas State Census, Center Township, Woodson County, Kansas, page 8 (image 12 of 51) Image 12 of 51, Household 5, Geo Mentzer; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online June 2017); Kansas State Historical Society

        50. “Local news,” The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas), 26 March 1897, image 5; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2018).

        51. Entry;  , “Yates Center Creamery Association”, pp 17-19 (Doc. #: Mentzer.KS.017); in  (Yates Center, Kansas: Woodson County Historical Society). CITATION based on TMG Source

        52. “New Charters Issued,” The Kansas Semi-Weekly Capital (Topeka, Kansas), 27 April 1897, image 5; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2018).

        53. “Creamery Meeting,” The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas), 7 January 1898, image 5; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2018).

        54. Woodson County, Kansas, Deeds, Book 35 page 142, John E Frost and Margaret E Frost to George Mentzer, 5 October 1899; Recorder of Deeds, Yates Center, Kansas.

        55. 1900 U.S. Census, North Township, Woodson County, Kansas, population schedule, Yates Center, Woodson County, Kansas, ED 184, sheet 21B Image 42 of 46, household 464, George Mentzer; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); FHL microfilm: 1240503

        56. “Local News,” The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas), 21 February 1902, image 5; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2018).

        57. “Local News,” The Toronto Republican (Toronto, Kansas), 14 February 1902, image 4; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2018).

        58. “District Court,” The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas), 21 March 1902, image 5; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2018).

        59. “Local News,” The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas), 7 March 1902, image 5; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2018).

        60. “It Depends,” The Citizen (Howard, Kansas), 19 March 1902, image 4; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2018).

        61. “District Court,” The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas), 20 June 1902, image 5; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2018).

        62. “Local news,” The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas), 4 July 1902, iamge 4; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed onlnie August 2018).

        63. “Court Docket,” The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas), 31 October 1902, image 5; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2018).

        64. “Local news,” The Fort Scott Weekly Tribune (Fort Scott, Kansas), 30 October 1902, image 3; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2018).

        65. “Local News,” The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas), 14 November 1902, image 5; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2018).

        66. “Final Notice,” The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas), 10 April 1903, image 8; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2018).

        67. “Court Docket,” The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas), 29 May 1903, image 1; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2018).

        68. “Commissioners Court,” The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas), 5 June 1903, image 1; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2018).

        69. “District Court,” The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas), 10 July 1903, image 5; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2018).

        70. “Bar Docket,” The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas), 30 October 1903, image 5; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2018).

        71. “District Court,” The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas), 20 November 1903, image 5; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2018).

        72. “Local News,” The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas), 13 November 1903, image 5; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2018).

        73. Standard Atlas of Woodson County, Kansas (N.p.: Geo. A. Ogle & Co, 1904), pages 10 & 11; digital images, http://www.kansasmemory.org viewed online August 2018.

        74. Standard Atlas of Woodson County, Kansas, pages 28 & 29.

        75. Standard Atlas of Woodson County, Kansas, pages 14&15,.

        76. “Court Docket,” The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas), 26 February 1904, page 1; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2018).

        77. “District Court,” The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas), 18 March 1904, image 5; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2018).

        78. Ravel (ravellaw.com : viewed online August 2018), Mentzer v. Burlingame, 71 Kan. 581, Kan. Supreme Court (1905).

        79. “Local news,” The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas), 14 July 1905, image 5; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2018).

        80. 1905 Kansas Census, Neosho Falls, Woodson County, state census, Center Township, Woodson County, Kansas, page 206 Image 11 of 63, family 4, George Mentzer; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 12 May 2021); Kansas State Historical Socity

        81. “District Court,” The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas), 22 June 1906, image 8; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2018).

        82. “Local News,” The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas), 20 July 1906, image 4; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2018).

        83. Ravel, Mentzer v. Burlingame (78 Kan. 219).

        84. “Supreme Court Syllabi,” Topeka State Journal (Topeka, Kansas), 10 June 1908; digital image, Genealogy Bank (www.genealogybank.com : viewed online August 2018).

        85. 1910 U.S. Census, Woodson County, Kansas, population schedule, Center Township, Woodson County, Kansas, SD 4, ED 145, sheet 5B Image 10 of 15, household 101, George Mentzer; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online September 2016); NARA microfilm publication T624

        86. “Delinquent Corporations,” The Toronto Republican (Toronto, Kansas), 10 August 1911, image 1; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2018).

        87. “No. 16,858,” Topeka State Journal (Topeka, Kansas), 14 November 1911, page 15; digital image, Genealogy Bank (www.genealogybank.com : viewed online August 2018).

        88. “The Old Creamery Case Ended,” The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas), 22 December 1911, image 5; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2018).

        89. Edmund West, comp., “Family Data Collection — Individual Records,” database online, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online July 2017), George Mentzer.

        90. “Geo. Mentzer,” Woodson County Advocate (Yates Center, Kansas), 26 January 1912, page 5; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online November 2019).

        91. George Mentzer, 1838-1912, Yates Center Cemetery, Yates Center, Woodson County, Kansas. center drive, east of gazebo by road (Doc. #: Mentzer.KS.001).

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