Decendants ofJoshua Vandruff, Jr.

23. JOSHUA3 VANDRUFF, JR. (JOSHUA2,HENRY1) was born April 01, 1832 in Rock Island, Rock Island,Illinois260, and died January 12, 1895 in McLouth,Jefferson, Kansas260. Hemarried CATHERINE WILLIAMS April 14, 1856 in Rock Island, Rock Island,Illinois261. She was born September 29,1840 in Mercer County, Illinois262, and died April 12, 1908in McLouth, Jefferson, Kansas262.

Extraction from the 1860 Federal Census
Yorktown, Henry County, Illinois
Series: M653 Roll: 182 Page: 991
Dwelling 77, Family 83
August 28, 1860
Vandruff, Joshua, age 27, farmer, b. IL
Vandruff, Cath., age 19, b. IL

Transcription of Extraction
From the 1870 Kansas Census
Provided by Rose Vandruff Balao
Pottawatomie County, St. George township
Dwelling 29, family 29
Vandruff, Joshua, age 37, farmer, b. IL
Catherine, age 29, b. IL
Clara J., age 9, b. IL
Willis H., age 7, b. IL (William?)
George A., age 4, b. IL
Charles W., age 2, b. IL

Transcription of Extraction
From the 1875 Kansas Census
Provided by Rose Vandruff Balao
Grant Township, Riley County
Dwelling 4, Family 4
Vandruff, Joshua, age 42, farmer, b. IL
Catherine, age 33, b. IL
Clara J., age 14, b. IL
Willis H., age 12, b. IL (William?)
George A., age 9, b. IL
Charles W., age 7, b. IL
Eva M., age 4, b. KS

Transcription of Obituary
From the McLouth Times
McLouth, Kansas
(Jefferson County)
Friday, January 18, 1895
Died, on his farm two and a half miles southwest of this city Saturdaymorning, January 12, 1895, aged 62 years, 9 months and 11 days.
Joshua Vandruff was born at Rock Island, Illinois, April 1st, 1832, wasmarried to Catherine Williams April 14, 1857. Ten children were thefruits of this union, the three oldest weregirls and are now dead. The other seven are now living, as follows;Clara, wife of James Magill, Willis,Georgie, wife of L. L. Davison, Charles, Eva,
wife of J. L. Lawless, Herman and John, all of whom reside in thisneighborhood except Willis, who is settled at Idaho Springs, Colorado.
Mr. Vandruff moved to this neighborhood in October, 1869, where helived until his death. His funeral was held on Sunday last, at theUnited Brethren church, in this city, Rev.Frazier preaching the sermon, after which his body was buried in thenew cemetery. The funeral was a very large one,his old friends and neighbors turning out in large numbers to pay theirrespects to their old neighbor.

Burial: January 13, 1895, McLouth Cemetery, McLouth, Kansas263
Census: 1860, Henry Co. IL, Yorktown Twp.264
Moved: October 1869, To McLouth, KS from Rock Island, IL265
Obituary: On file 3/26/1994

Transcription of Obituary
From the McLouth Times
McLouth, Kansas
(Jefferson County)
Friday, April 17, 1908
Catherine Williams was born in Mercer county, Illinois, September 29,1840, and died in Jefferson County, Kan., at the home of her daughter,Mrs. J. L. Magill, on Sunday, April 12, at10 o'clock a.m., aged 67 years, 6 months and 13 days.
She was married at what is now Rock Island, Illinois, in 1858 to JoshuaVandruff, who died Jan. 12, 1895. To this union were born ten children.She had four grandchildren. Four ofher children preceded her to that other world. The six survivingchildren are, Mrs. J. L. Magill, Willis H.Vandruff, of Butte, Montana, Chas. W.
Vandruff, Mrs. J. N. Lawless, Herman E. Vandruff and John F. Vandruff.
With her husband she moved from Illinois to Kansas in 1869, and firststopped in Riley county. Two years later they moved to Jeffersoncounty, and first settled on the C. W. Ehlerfarm.
Mrs. Vandruff was a member of the Methodist church, of McLouth, andleft several bright testimonies regarding her faith. In conversationwith her youngest son a day or two beforeher death, she spoke of how grand it would be to meet her parents andher daughter, Georgia, "at the roll call upyonder," repeating a part of the song, "When The Roll Is Called UpYonder," and giving with emphasis the words ofthe song, "I'll be there."
After the death of her husband she made her home with her daughter,Mrs. Magill, but spent much time in the homes of her other marriedchildren.
To those who so kindly assisted during the sickness and at the deathand burial of our mother we tender our most heartfelt thanks.

Transcription of Obituary
From undated and unidentified newspaper
In the collection of Rose Vandruff Balao
Mrs. Catherine Vandruff Dead
Mrs. Catherine Vandruff died last Sunday at 10 o'clock and was buriedin the McLouth cemetery Monday afternoon. The funeral was held in theMethodist church, Rev. J. H.Zabriskie officiating. Mrs. Vandruff's last sickness extended over aperiod of about ten days and she seemed tohave a premonition that it was to be fatal.
To her children and friends she spoke words of cheer and gavemanifestations of her hope of eternal life. She was a quiet, sincerechristian woman, a member of the M. E. church, and wasloved by all who knew her.
The Times joins with her many friends in extending sympathy to herchildren.

Burial: April 13, 1908, McLouth Cemetery, McLouth, Kansas266
Member: Methodist Episcopal Church, McLouth, KS266
Moved: 1869, From Illinois to Riley County, KS266
Obituary: On file 3/18/94

108. i. CLARA JOSEPHINE4 VANDRUFF, b.January 14, 1861, Henry County,Illinois; d. April 20, 1933, McLouth, Jefferson, Kansas.
109. ii. WILLIAM H. VANDRUFF, ("WILLIS?"),b. Abt. 1863, Unknown,Illinois; d. January 08, 1903, Unknown.
110. iii. GEORGIANA VANDRUFF, b. November07, 1865, Rock Island County,Illinois; d. September 10, 1899, McLouth, Jefferson, Kansas.
iv. CHARLES WESLEY VANDRUFF, b. October29, 1867, Unknown,Illinois266; d. February 03, 1937, McLouth, Jefferson, Kansas266.

Transcription of Obituary
From the McLouth Times
McLouth, Kansas
(Jefferson County)
Thursday, February 11, 1937
Charles Wesley Vandruff, son of Joshua and Catherine Vandruff, was bornin Illinois, October 29, 1867, and passed away at his home on the farmsouth of McLouth February 3, 1937,at the age of 69 years, 3 months and 4 days.
He leaves to mourn his passing his brother Herman and his sister'shusband, Jim Lawless.
Out of a family of 7 children, 2 brothers and 3 sisters have precededhim in death.
He came to Riley, Kansas at the age of 5 years. He and his brother havespent their lives together. He united with the Baptist church at anearly age.
He will be missed greatly by his friends and loved ones.

Burial: February 1937, Unknown
Member: Baptist church266
Moved: Abt. 1872, With family to Riley County, KS266
Obituary: On file 3/26/94

v. EVA MAY VANDRUFF, b. May 17, 1871, St.George Township, PottawatomieCounty, Kansas266; d. April 17, 1936, McLouth, Jefferson,Kansas266; m. JAMES N. LAWLESS, Abt.1892, Jefferson County, Kansas266; b. May 16, 1859, BrownCounty, Indiana266; d. March 02, 1947, McLouth,Jefferson, Kansas266.

Transcription of Obituary
From the McLouth Times
McLouth, Kansas
(Jefferson County)
Thursday, April 23, 1936
Eva May Vandruff was born at St. George, Kansas, May 7, 1871. A fewyears later the family moved to Jefferson County, where she was marriedto James Lawless. She wasconverted and joined the Wellman church where she was a member untilher death and where she was afaithful worker as long as her health permitted.
She passed away at her home April 17, 1936, at the age of 65 years. Sheis survived by her husband, two brothers, Herman and Charles Vandruff,of McLouth and a host ofrelatives.
Funeral services were held in McLouth M.E. church Sunday.
The following out-of-town relatives and friends attended the funeral:Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lawless, Mr. and Mrs. Lane, Mr. and Mrs. DarrelDolph, Mrs. Ivy Dolph, Mr. and Mrs. PaulBrackman and Mrs. George Papenhausen, all of Kansas City, Mr. and Mrs.George Patterson, RockCreek, Mrs. Belle Harris, Mr. and Mrs. Syrus Adams, Mr. and Mrs. RayRogers, all of Lawrence.

Burial: April 19, 1936, McLouth Cemetery, McLouth, KS267
Member: Wellman Church, McLouth, KS268
Obituary: On file 3/25/94

Extraction from the 1920 Federal Census
Union Township, Jefferson County, Kansas
Series: T625 Roll: 535 Page: 79
Supv. Dist. 101, ED 84, Sheet 7-B
Line 97, Dwelling 161, Family 161
February 17, 1920
Lawless, James N., age (illegible), b. IN, father b. IN, mother b. IN,farmer
Lawless, Eva M., age 47, b. KS, father b. IL, mother b. IL
VanDruff, Herman, bro-in-law, age 45, b. KS, father b. IL, mother b.IL, laborer, farm

Transcription of Obituary
From The McLouth Times
McLouth, Kansas
(Jefferson County)
Thursday, March 27, 1947
James N. Lawless was born in Brown county, Indiana, May 16th, 1859, anddied at his farm home near McLouth, March 22, 1947, at the age of 88years. He came with hisparents to Jefferson county, Kansas, when a small boy, and for a numberof years the family resided in theneighborhood of Nortonville.
Later the family located southwest of McLouth, where James grew tomanhood. He was married to Eva Van Druff in 1892, and shortlythereafter purchased the farm home southwestof McLouth where he resided continuously until the date of his death.To this union no childrenwere born, and in 1936 he was bereft of his
loving companion.
"Uncle Jim" Lawless, as he was known to all neighbors and friends, wasa man of strong convictions. He bore an outstanding reputation forhonesty and integrity in all businessdealings. Early in life he united with Wellman Methodist church, andwas a faithful member to the end of hislife.
He is survived by one brother, George, of Hugo Oklahoma, and a numberof nieces and nephews, as well as other friends and relatives.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, March 25 at two p.m. at theMcLouth Methodist church by the pastor, Rev. Doil Felts. Music wasfurnished by a quartet who were Mrs.Hobart Herries, Mrs. Harold McHenry, Mrs. Eric Steeper and Mr. ArthurChapman, with Mrs. B. R.Umholtz accompanying. Pall bearers were close neighbors of deceased whowere Mr. Henry and EverettRidgeway, Mr. Frank Champion, Sr., Mr. Frank Champion, Jr., Mr. RobertDavison and Mr. Paul Letz. Burial wasmade at the McLouth Cemetery.

Burial: March 25, 1947, McLouth Cemetery, McLouth, KS269
Member: Wellman Methodist Church269
Obituary: On file 3/6/94
Occupation: Farmer269

vi. HERMAN ELMER VANDRUFF, b. August 10,1875, Jefferson County,Kansas269; d. March 31, 1955, Kansas City, Johnson, Kansas269.

Transcription of Obituary
From the Oskaloosa Independent
Oskaloosa, Kansas
(Jefferson County)
Thursday, April 14, 1955
Herman Elmer Vandruff, son of Joshua and Catherine Williams Vandruff,was born in Jefferson County, Kansas, Aug. 10, 1875, and passed away ina Kansas City hospital, Mar.31, 1955, at the age of 69 years.
His father and mother came to Kansas in 1869, and first settled on theC. W. Ehler farm. He was one of a family of 10 children. On March 12,1906, he became a member of theFirst Baptist Church, McLouth.
Mr. Vandruff and his brother, Charles Vandruff farmed for a number ofyears. After the brother's death he made his home with abrother-in-law, J. N. Lawless. After the death ofMr. Lawless, he resided at the Henry Ridgeway home and for the last fewyears, he resided at the MeekNursing Home of Oskaloosa, Kansas.
Mr. Vandruff is preceded in death by seven sisters and two brothers. Heleaves to mourn a niece and a nephew, and a host of friends.
The funeral was held April 3 at the McLouth Baptist church, conductedby Rev. Charles Bath. Music was furnished by Mrs. Bath with Mrs.Chester Zook accompanying. Burial wasin McLouth Cemetery.

Burial: April 03, 1955, McLouth Cemetery, McLouth, KS269
Member: First Baptist Church, McLouth, KS (joined 3/12/1906)269
Obituary: On file 3/25/94
Occupation: Farmer269

vii. JOHN FRANKLIN VANDRUFF, b. December11, 1877, McLouth, Jefferson,Kansas269; d. November 07, 1934, Oakley, Logan, Kansas269;m. BEULAH DALLAS, February 15, 1899,Unknown269; b. November 19, 1880, McLouth, Jefferson, Kansas269;d. May 23, 1963, St. Marys,Pottawatomie, Kansas269.

Extraction from the 1910 Federal Census
Oakley City, Logan County, Kansas
Series: T624 Roll: 445 Page: 187
Supv. Dist. 6, ED 57, Sheet 3-B
Line 84, Dwelling 71, Family 71
April 20, 1910
Vandruff, John F., age 32, marr. 1, 11 yrs.,. b. KS, father b. IL,mother b. IL, salesman, hardware
Vandruff, Beulah, marr. 1, 11 yrs., b. KS, father b. IL, mother b. IN

Extraction from the 1920 Federal Census
Oakley, Logan County, Kansas
Series: T625 Roll: 537 Page: 275
Supv. Dist. 6, ED 97, Sheet 4-A
Line 6, Dwelling 80, Family 87
January 27, 1920
Vandruff, John F., age 42, b. KS, father b. IL, mother b. KS, graindealer, elevator
Vandruff, Beulah, age 39, b. KS, father b. MO, mother b. IN

Transcription of Obituary
From The Oakley Graphic
Oakley, Kansas
(Logan County)
Friday, November 16, 1934
Passes Away At His Home Here After A Short Illness
The many Oakley friends of John Vandruff were shocked last Wednesday tolearn of his death which had taken place in the early hours thatmorning. Mr. Vandruff had beencritically ill only a little over a day and although the nature of histrouble was quite serious, it was notthought it to be so fatal.
Mr. Vandruff has been manager of the Farmer's Union Grain and ElevatorCompany in Oakley since it was organized a dozen or more years ago andwas considered a successfuloperator. He also had charge of the Farmer's Union Creamery andElevator.
Mr. Vandruff was most likable personality and his jovial good naturemade many friends for him, not only among his business acquaintances,but all those who knew him. His kindand thoughtful generosity portrayed a trait of character that wasappreciated by those who knew him best.
Funeral services will be held this afternoon at the Oakley M. E. Churchwith Rev. C. E. Mullendore officiating.
Friday, December 16, 1934
John Franklin Vandruff was born at McLouth, Kansas, December 11, 1877,and departed this life after a sudden illness at his home in Oakley, onNovember 7, 1934, at the ageof 56 years, ten months and twenty-six days.
Early in his life he was converted and baptized in the Methodist Churchand at his death was a member of the Oakley Methodist Church.
He was united in marriage with Beulah Dallas on February 15, 1899, nochildren being born to this union.
They came to Western Kansas in 1909, and since that time, excepting fora few years, have made their home in Oakley. For the past twenty yearshe has been in the grain business,and for the last ten years prior to his death was manager of theFarmers Union Elevator at Oakley. John wasrecognized as one of the ablest grain buyers in the state and had theconfidence and esteem of both thefarmers and grain companies with whom he dealt. His principlecharacteristics were honesty and cheerfulness andhis understanding of the problems of others and his willingness toadvise them and share their burdenendeared him to the community in general.
John was a master of the art of "Common Sense." John and Beulah wereschool-day sweethearts, but from the time of their marriage, Beulah hasbeen in delicate health and John'sdevotion, constant patience and loving care of her were beautiful tosee. To know John was to be his friendand admire him - those who came in
closer contact with him loved him. He will be missed by the entirecommunity, but to those who loved him he leaves a vacancy which nevercan be filled, and we can only pledgeourselves to support and live those principles and ideals by which helived and died. "For now I am readyto be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought agood fight, I have finished mycourse, I have kept the faith."
He leaves to mourn his death, his loving wife, Beulah; his belovednephew, Derald Sparks; one sister, Mrs. Eva Lawless of McLouth, Kansas;two brothers, Charles Vandruff andHerman Vandruff, both of McLouth, Kansas, other relatives and a host offriends.
I cannot say and I will not say
That he is dead, he is just away,
With a cheery smile and a wave of
the hand
He has wandered into an unknown
land and left us
Dreaming; how very fair it needs
Must be, since he lingers there; and
You, oh, You, who fondly yearn
For the old-time step, and the glad
Think of him faring on as dear
In the Love of There, as the love of
Think of him still as the same, I say,
He is not dead - he is just away."
We would like to take this means of expressing our appreciation for themany acts of sympathy by our friends in the community during ourbereavement.
Mrs. Beulah Vandruff
Derald Sparks
Mrs. Eva Lawless
Herman Vandruff
Charles Vandruff
and other relatives.

Burial: November 1934, Oakley Cemetery, Oakley, KS270
Fact 1: Registered for draft, World War I, in Wallace County, KS271
Member: Oakley Methodist Church, Oakley, KS272
Military service: August 06, 1917, Kansas State Guard, Co. A, 14thBatallion, to 11/11/1919273
Obituary: On file 8/12/2000
Occupation: Manager, Farmers Union Grain and Elevator Company, Oakley,KS274

Transcription of Obituary
From The Oakley Graphic
Oakley, Kansas
(Logan County)
Thursday, May 30, 1963
Buelah Vandruff
Dies At St. Marys
Mrs. Beulah Vandruff, 83, former Oakleyan, died May 23 at St. Marys.She had been an invalid several years.
Mrs. Vandruff was born at McLouth Nov. 19, 1880. She married JohnVandruff shortly before moving to Oakley in 1900. He was in the grainbusiness until his death in 1934.
In 1939 she moved to St. Marys to make her home with a nephew, D. M.Sparks.
Five sisters and one brother are deceased. The funeral was at HallFuneral home Monday, the Rev. Gene Warner officiating. Burial was inthe Oakwood cemetery.
An obituary appears elsewhere in this issue.
Beulah Vandruff
Beulah Dallas was born at McLouth on Nov. 19, 1880. She was married toJohn F. Vandruff, with whom she moved to Oakley in 1900. John Vandruffwas engaged in the grainbusiness in Oakley until his death in 1934.
She moved to St. Marys, Kansas, in 1939 with her nephew, D. M. Sparks,with whom she lived until her death on May 23, 1963. She was precededin death by five sisters andone brother.
She is survived by D. M. Sparks and his family of St. Marys, and othernieces and nephews.

Burial: June 03, 1963, Oakley Cemetery, Oakley, KS274
Moved: Abt. 1900, To Oakley, KS from McLouth, KS274
Obituary: On file 8/12/2000

viii. UNKNOWN VANDRUFF, GIRL #1, b.Unknown, Unknown; d. Bef. 1895,Unknown275.

Burial: Unknown, Unknown
ix. UNKNOWN VANDRUFF, GIRL #2, b. Unknown,Unknown; d. Bef. 1895,Unknown275.

Burial: Unknown, Unknown
x. UNKNOWN VANDRUFF, GIRL #3, b. Unknown,Unknown; d. Bef. 1895,Unknown275.

Burial: Unknown, Unknown