Wednesday, September 1, 2010
The 1910 U.S. Census places John F. VanHuss, and his wife Josie, in the city of Sedgwick, Kansas.
John was a 50 year-old carpenter from Tennessee. He and his 44 year-old wife had five children: Bula, Fred, Luva, Elmer E, Jain O.. The childrens' ages ranged from 20 to 6, and they were all born in Missouri, suggesting that the family had made a long stop-over in that state on their way to Kansas. As Josie was born in Missouri, it is possible that John had migrated from Tennessee to Missouri where he met and wed his wife.
Bula, the oldest child, was employed as a teacher at the time of this census. And, there is a stone school house still standing outside of Leon, which has the name VanHuss inscribed in the stone over the front door.
The oldest son, Fred, 16 years old in 1910, was the father of Bob VanHuss.