Hallenbeck Family of Leavenworth County, Kansas

From "History of Leavenworth County Kansas", by Jesse A. Hall and Leroy T. Hand, Historical Publishing Company, Topeka, Kansas 1921.

Hugh A. Hallenbeck substantial and successful farmer of Reno Township, who owns 246 acres of well-improved land, is a son of an early settler of Leavenworth County. Mr. Hallenbeck was born March 7, 1859, in Lee County, Illinois, a son of George W. and Jane (Wells) Hallenbeck.

George Hallenbeck was born August 2, 1829, in Albany, New York, and when a very young man left his home and located in Lee County, Illinois. He rented land and farmed until 1868, when he purchased ninety-three acres of land, which a year later he traded for eighty acres of land in Leavenworth County. In a covered wagon, he moved his wife and family, with all the family goods and possessions. It took them a month to make their perilous journey over new roads and country. They crossed the Mississippi at Quincy, Illinois, and the Missouri River at Weston, Missouri. This eighty acres, located two miles southeast of Tonganoxie, was their home for many years and formed the nucleus of his farm. He owned in, 1895, when he disposed of all his land, 220 acres. After that he lived with his children. Mrs. Jane (Wells) Hallenbeck was a native of Prince Edward Island and died at her home in Leavenworth County, Kansas.

George W. and Jane (Wells) Hallenbeck are the parents of the following children: Hugh A., the subject of this sketch; Louise, Mrs. George Farrell, of Thornton, Iowa; Jessie, Mrs. Perry Burkhead,, Hereford, Oregon; Claude, deceased; George B., in Kansas; Catherine, wife of John Todd, Tonganoxie, Kansas; Mabel, wife of John Watkins, Wichita, Kansas; and John, in Nebraska. George W. Hallenbeck was married the first time in Ohio to Louise Brown, later deceased. They had one child, Charles, who is also deceased.

Hugh A. Hallenbeck was reared on his father's farm and has always followed farming. He attended the Hawk Hollow district school in Stranger Township. When thirty years old, Mr. Hallenbeck purchased sixty-five acres of land near Tonganoxie, and operated it for twelve years. He disposed of this land and then purchased the present 166 acres of land, adding eighty acres to this later. Both of these farms are well improved with farm buildings, each having two good barns. Mr. Hallenbeck's home is a large and spacious house of eleven rooms.

December 31, 1889, Hugh A. Hallenbeck and Jennie Spray were married in Tonganoxie Township. She is a daughter of John and Ruth (Stafford) Spray. The former a native of Indiana and the latter of Osceola, Iowa. They were married in Kansas, where they were early settlers. They are both deceased. They died in California. To Mr. and Mrs. Spray, three children were born, as follows: Laura, Mrs. S. Bell, of California; Jennie, wife of the subject; and Nettie, deceased.

Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Hallenbeck are the parents of six children, as follows: Claude at home; Grace, wife of J. Crab, on the eighty acres belonging to his father; Charles and Mildred, twins, in high school at Linwood, Kansas; an infant, deceased, and George, at home.

Mr. Hallenbeck does general farming and dairying. He owns forty head of Shorthorn cattle. He is interested in local affairs of his township and served as township treasurer in 1890 in Stranger Township. He is a member of the Knights of Pythias and is independent in his politics.

The Tonganoxie Mirror
Tonganoxie, Kansas
Thursday, January 3, 1933

Old Resident Passed Away
Died Suddenly Last Sunday

H. A. Hallenbeck Spent All But The
First Ten Years of His Life
In This Vicinity

H. A. Hallenbeck, aged 73 years, 9 months, and 24 days, passed away quite unexpectedly at 6:35 o’clock New Year’s evening at his home, seven miles south of Tonganoxie. Mr. Hallenbeck had been in ill health for some time, but his death came quite unexpectedly Sunday evening while eating supper.

Hugh Alpen Hallenbeck was born at Pan Pan, Illinois, March 7, 1850. He was the eldest son of George and Jane Hallenbeck, who lived for many years two miles southeast of Tonganoxie. Mr. Hallenbeck was a pioneer in this community coming here in covered wagon days from his Illinois home. It took three weeks to make this trip, a distance of 600 miles.

He was united in marriage to Jennie E. Spray, September 31, 1890. To this union were born six children, three sons, Claud of Linwood, Charles and George of the home; three daughters, Mrs. Jere Crabb, Linwood, Mrs. Jack Sproull, Lawrence, and ten grandchildren. One daughter and his wife preceded him in death.

H. A. Hallenbeck himself, was one of eight children two having preceded him in death. The surviving brothers and sisters are: George of Garden City, Kansas, Mrs. George Farrell of Thornton, Iowa, Mrs. Jessie Burkhead of Baker, Oregon, Mrs. John Todd and Mrs. Mabel Watkins of Tonganoxie. He is also survived by one nephew, Karl M. Todd of Lawrence.

Mr. Hallenbeck had been an invalid for almost four years and had prayed many times to he relieved of his suffering. He was one of the prosperous farmers of Leavenworth county and had many friends who will greatly regret his passing.

Funeral services were held at the Rumsey Funeral Chapel in Lawrence at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon and were conducted by Rev. Puls of the Trinity Lutheran church, and the singing by Miss Baird. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence.

The Tonganoxie Mirror
Tonganoxie, Kansas

Thursday, November 7, 1929


Mrs. Jennie Hallenbeck, 60, died at 4 o'clock Monday morning at her home, seven miles south of Tonganoxie and near Six Corners. Apoplexy caused the death. Mrs. Hallenbeck suffered a stroke Sunday and was found unconscious on the kit-chen floor by one of her sons.

Mrs. Hallenbeck, daughter of the late John Spray, was born and reared on the Robert Sechrest farm, one mile north of Tonganoxie and had lived in that community all her life.

She was a member of the Pythian Sisters.

Besides the husband, Arthur Hallenbeck, two daughters, Mrs. Grace Crabb, Linwood, and Mrs. Mildred Sproul, Kansas City, Kans., and three sons, Claude of Linwood, and Chas. and George of the home survive her.

Funeral services were held at the home at 2 o'clock Wednesday after-noon. Interment was in Memorial cemetery, Lawrence.

Douglas County Cemetery Record: Buried in Lawrence Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas.
Hugh A. Hollenbeck March 07, 1859 - January 01, 1933
Jennie Eliza Hollenbeck my wife 9/26/1869 - 11/4/1929

Lawrence Journal World
Lawrence, Kansas
December 21, 1987


Services for George S. Hallenbeck 77, rural Lawrence will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Rumsey Funeral Home with the Rev. David A. Hallenbeck officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence.

Mr. Hallenbeck died Sunday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

He was born Oct.23, 1910, in Linwood. He graduated from Linwood High School in 1929. He was a member of the Senior Citizen Club of Tonganoxie. He was a farmer in Leavenworth County all of his life.

He married Marie Milleret on Nov. 24, 1938, in Lawrence. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include three sons, Roger, Great Bend, Ronnie, Des Moines, Iowa, and Larry, Norway; two sisters, Mildred Sproull, California, and Grace Crabb, Ottawa; and two grandchildren.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and until service time Wednesday.

The family will receive friends from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorials to the Senior Citizen club of Tonganoxie, in care of the funeral home.

Lawrence Journal World
Lawrence, Kansas

December 6, 1988


Military graveside services for Karl S. Todd, 69, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Oak Hill Cemetery with John Hughes Jr. officiating.

Mr. Todd died Saturday at his home at the Jayhawk Motel.

He was born Dec.14, 1918, in Lawrence and spent most of his life here. He had been a warehouse man for Lawrence School District 497 until he retired in 1983. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and later served in the Kansas National Guard. He was a member of the American Association of Retired Persons.

Survivors include a daughter, Sandra Todd, Manchester, N.H.; a nephew, Mike Todd, and a niece, Tina Todd, both of Lawrence

Friends may call until 9 tonight at Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

Lawrence Journal World
Lawrence, Kansas

July 1, 1981


TONGANOXIE - Services for Earl Joseph Hallenbeck, 55, Tonganoxie, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the United Methodist church here with the Rev. Don Powell in charge of services. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence.

Mr. Hallenbeck, who died Monday in a truck accident near Minneapolis, Kan., was born Sept. 16, 1925, in Linwood. He had lived in Linwood until eight years ago when he moved to Tonganoxie.

He was in the trucking business.

Mr. Hallenbeck is survived by his wife, Camelia, of the home; three daughters, Mrs. Julie Henderson, Whitewater, Mrs. Marcia Johnson, 641 Ohio, Lawrence, and Mrs. Jennifer Laming, Houston, Tex.; two sons, John, Racine, Wis., and David, Topeka; two sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Resco, Linwood, and Mrs. Lucille Evans, Hong Kong; and three granddaughters.

Friends may call from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the Quisenberry Chapel, Tonganoxie. The family suggests memorials to the Kansas Crippled Children's Commission, Wichita.

Lawrence Journal World
Lawrence, Kansas

September 3, 1977

Ralph C. Hallenbeck

Graveside services for Ralph C. Hallenbeck, 87, a former Lawrence resident, were held this week at Mount Hope Cemetery in Topeka.

Mr. Hallenbeck was born July 9, 1890 in Pomona and died Aug. 29 in Phoenix, Ariz., where he had made his home for several years. He was a Lawrence resident for 13 years and employed by the Santa Fe Railway before leaving the city about 20 years ago.

He is survived by his wife, Cleo, Phoenix; and a son Gaylord, Flagstaff, Ariz.

The Lawrence Journal World
Lawrence, Kansas
January 1974


The funeral for Charles B. Hallenbeck, 68, Linwood, who died Tuesday at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Rumsey Funeral Home. Burial will he in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mr. Hallenbeck, a farmer, was born June 4, 1905. in Linwood and was a lifelong Linwood resident.

Survivors include his wife, Margie, of the home; a daughter, Glenda Johnson, 1535 Cadet; two sons, Gary, 2040 La., and Bryan, Springfield. Mo.; two sisters, Grace Crabb, Williamsburg, and Mildred Sproull, Sacramento: a brother, George, Rt. 4, and five grandchildren.

The family prefers memorials to the Mid-American Immunotherapy and Surgical Research Foundation, Inc., Box 3322, Kansas City, Kan.

The Lawrence Journal World
Lawrence, Kansas
April 1972


LINWOOD - Funeral services for Claude Edward Hallenbeck, 81, of Rt. 1, Linwood, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Rumsey Funeral Home in Lawrence. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mr. Hallenbeck died Saturday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

He was born Oct. 15, 1890, in Tonganoxie, and lived all his life in Leavenworth County. He was a retired farmer.

He is survived by a son Earl, of Linwood, two daughters, Mrs. Lucille Evans, Hong Kong, and Mrs. Dorothy Resco, Linwood, two brothers, Charles, of Linwood, and George, of Rt. 4, Lawrence; two sisters, Mrs. Jack Sproul, Sacramento, Calif., and Mrs. Grace Crabb, Homewood, Kan., and eight grandchildren.

Descendants of George W. Hallenbeck

1 George W. Hallenbeck Born: August 02, 1829 in Albany, New York
+Jane Wells Born: in Prince Edward Island, Canada
2 Hugh A. Hallenbeck Born: March 07, 1859 in Lee County, Illinois Died: January 01, 1933 in Kansas
+Jennie Eliza Spray Born: September 26, 1869 Married: in Tonganoxie, Kansas Died: November 04, 1929 in Kansas
3 Claude Hallenbeck
3 Grace Hallenbeck
+J. Crab
3 Charles Hallenbeck
3 Mildred Hallenbeck
3 George Hallenbeck
2 Louise Hallenbeck
+George Farrell
2 Jessie Hallenbeck
+Perry Burkhead
2 Claude Hallenbeck
2 George B. Hallenbeck July 17, 1867 Illinois
2 Catherine Hallenbeck
+John Todd
2 Mabel Hallenbeck
+John Watkins
2 John Hallenbeck
*2nd Wife of George W. Hallenbeck:
+Louise Brown
2 Charles Hallenbeck

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