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Early Settlers – George Faulkner – Kidderville Cemetery, Hodgeman, Kansas


George Faulkner came with his wife, and four children to North Roscoe, Hodgeman County, Kansas in 1879.


George Faulkner was born in Orange County, Virginia on January 5, 1820. He was the 3rd of eight children born to Thomas M. and Elizabeth Betsy Jones Faulconer (the last name is spelled in different ways).


In 1849, George married Susan Kinser. Five children were born to this union with two dying in infancy. Susan passed away at the age of 37 leaving George with three young children, the youngest two days old.


George was united in marriage in 1856 to Elizabeth Luemma “Emmy” Songer. Two years later, the family moved to Falls City, Nebraska where five children were born. George was elected to the Nebraska legislature in 1866 and served for six years.


Probably urged on by his oldest sons, William and James P., George, Emma, and their four youngest children, came to North Roscoe Twp., Hodgeman County.

George served as a county commissioner and Justice of the Peace for four years. He also donated the land for the Kidderville School. After many months of suffering from kidney disease, George passed away on June 23, 1893.


Emmy spent her final years living with her children. She died on June 15, 1905 and is buried at Fairview Cemetery in Cherokee County, Kansas.

Sons of George’s first wife, Susan Kinzer, William (1852-1930) and James P. (1854-1927) and families are buried in Kidderville.


Note: The document “US Headstones Provided Deceased Union Civil War Veterans” has Geo Faulconer serving as a member of 1st VA Volunteers during the Mexican American War (1846-1848).


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