Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA


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Wichita is the largest city in the State of Kansas and the 49th-largest city in the United States. Located in south-central Kansas on the Arkansas River, Wichita is the county seat of Sedgwick County and the principal city of the Wichita metropolitan area. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city population was 382,368; as of 2013, it was estimated to have increased to 386,552. In 2013, the estimated population of the Wichita metropolitan area was 637,394, and that of the larger Wichita-Winfield combined statistical area was 673,598.
The city began as a trading post on the Chisholm Trail in the 1860s, then was incorporated in 1870. It subsequently became a key destination for cattle drives traveling north from Texas to access railroads, earning it the nickname "Cowtown". In the 1920s and 1930s, businessmen and aeronautical engineers established a number of successful aircraft manufacturing companies in Wichita including Beechcraft, Cessna, and Stearman Aircraft. The city transformed into a hub of U.S. aircraft production and became known as "The Air Capital of the World". Beechcraft, Cessna, (both now part of Textron Aviation) and other firms including Learjet, Airbus, and Spirit AeroSystems continue to operate design and manufacturing facilities in Wichita today, and the city remains a major center of the U.S. aircraft industry.
As an industrial hub and the largest city in the state, Wichita is an area center of culture, media, and trade. It hosts several large museums, theatres, parks, and entertainment venues, notably Intrust Bank Arena. Several universities are located in the city including Wichita State University, the third largest in the state. The city's daily newspaper, The Wichita Eagle, has the highest circulation of any newspaper in Kansas, and the Wichita broadcast television market includes the western two-thirds of the state. Wichita is also home to two large shopping centers, Towne East Square and Towne West Square, as well as the Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center and Kansas's largest airport, Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport.
The site at the confluence of the Arkansas and Little Arkansas Rivers has served as a trading center and meeting place for nomadic hunting people for at least 11,000 years. Human habitation in the Wichita area has been dated, in archeological digs, as far back as 3,000 B.C.
The area was visited by Francisco Vásquez de Coronado in 1541, while he was in search of the fabulous "cities of gold". While there, he encountered a group of Native Americans whom he called Quiviras and who have been identified by archaeological and historical studies as the Wichita. By 1719, these people had moved south to Oklahoma, where they met French traders.
The first permanent settlement in Wichita was a collection of grass houses inhabited by the Wichita tribe in 1863. They had moved back to Wichita from Oklahoma during the American Civil War because of their pro-Union sentiments.
Pioneer trader Jesse Chisholm, a half-white, half-Native American who was illiterate but who spoke multiple Native American languages, established a trading post at the site in the 1860s, and Chisholm traded cattle and goods with the Wichita tribe at points south along a trail from Wichita into present-day Oklahoma (and eventually into Texas) that became known as the Chisholm Trail, which soon became legendary in Western lore. Chisholm was soon eclipsed in the area by three astute businessmen: commercial buffalo hunters and traders James R. Mead (of Iowa), William Greiffenstein (a German immigrant merchant), and Buffalo Bill Mathewson (not to be confused with Buffalo Bill Cody); these men led the initial commercial development of the area, becoming key landowners of what became the city of Wichita.
Hunters, farmers and Native Americans in the area all turned to the newborn tiny settlement as a principal trading center for the area, while Wichita's entrepreneurs began an aggressive sales campaign to lure more settlers (their future customers and tenants) to the area, with the "boosterism" typical of successful early prairie settlements. The city, on the east bank of the Arkansas River, was officially incorporated in 1870. Among the signatories on the town charter was a lone woman, the town laundry operator, Catherine "The Widow" McCarty, whose elder teenage son, after leaving Wichita, would become the infamous gunman, Billy the Kid.
Wichita's position on the Chisholm Trail made it a destination for cattle drives headed north to access railroads to eastern markets. The Chisholm Trail ran along the east side of the community from 1867 to 1871. As a result, Wichita became a railhead for cattle drives from Texas and other south-western points, from which it has derived its nickname "Cowtown." Wichita's neighboring town on the opposite (west) bank of the Arkansas River, Delano, a village of saloons and brothels, had a particular reputation for lawlessness, largely accommodating the rough, visiting cattlemen. The Wichita/Delano community gained a wild reputation, however, the east (Wichita) side of the river was kept more civil, thanks to numerous well-known lawmen who passed through, employed to help keep the rowdy cowboys in line. Among those was Wyatt Earp.
Following the incorporation of the city in 1870, rapid immigration resulted in a land boom involving speculation into the late 1880s. Wichita annexed Delano in 1880. By 1890, Wichita had become the third-largest city in the state (behind Kansas City and Topeka), with a population of nearly 24,000. After the boom the city suffered from 15 years of comparative depression and slow growth.
Wichita reached national fame in 1900 when Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) member Carrie Nation decided to carry her crusade against alcohol to Wichita. On December 27 of that year she entered the Carey House bar in downtown Wichita and smashed the place with a rock and a pool ball. Although she had visited all the bars in Wichita the night before, demanding that they close their doors, the John Noble painting Cleopatra at the Roman Bath in the Carey House had drawn her particular wrath.
An island in the middle of the Arkansas River, named Ackerman Island, was home to an amusement park and a dance pavilion. The island was connected to the West Bank of the river through a Work Projects Administration (WPA) project in the 1930s.

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   Nachname, Taufnamen    Geburt    Personen-Kennung 
1 Brandner, Bernice May  7 Jul 1915Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA I158753
2 Brandner, Everett Leeth  28 Dez 1913Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA I158752
3 Brandner, Mary Opal  12 Jul 1917Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA I158756
4 Conner, Barbara G.  8 Feb 1917Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA I165672
5 Kindel, James Phil  30 Jul 1925Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA I103864
6 Masters, George A.  11 Feb 1933Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA I94599
7 Mendenhall, Charles O.  28 Okt 1924Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA I35906
8 Tremblay, Joan M.  1 Jan 1965Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA I153678


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   Nachname, Taufnamen    Gestorben    Personen-Kennung 
1 Allen, Daniel Webster  6 Sep 1994Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA I92454
2 Brandner, Bernice May  22 Dez 2009Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA I158753
3 Brandner, Mary Opal  13 Nov 1991Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA I158756
4 Brown, Leota ELue  4 Nov 1993Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA I103863
5 Dreiling, Marvin J.  26 Jul 2008Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA I153646
6 Engel, Elliott Ardell  22 Apr 1978Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA I151563
7 Green, Joseph Bryant  23 Mai 2014Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA I147831
8 Jakober, Christian  29 Mrz 1935Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA I63251
9 Kamla, Scott Randall  31 Mrz 2004Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA I106363
10 Kellogg, Henry Edson  18 Dez 1998Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA I92598
11 Kindel, George  28 Okt 1949Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA I103862
12 Kindel, James Phil  22 Aug 1996Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA I103864
13 McNew, Gerald Virgil  23 Mrz 1993Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA I158754
14 Morris, Keith Eugene  30 Mrz 1978Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA I105942
15 Pleinis, Katharina  7 Aug 1960Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA I86682
16 Pudwill, Katharina  16 Mrz 1980Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA I136447
17 Rohleder, Agatha R.  30 Aug 1993Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA I153644
18 Rohleder, Elizabeth P.  12 Mai 1999Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA I153708
19 Rohleder, Lawrence Herbert  14 Dez 2006Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA I153546
20 Rohleder, Otto  24 Jul 1985Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA I153508
21 Roush, Rachel Luella  21 Mrz 1933Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA I156045
22 Scherzinger, LaVernne Maxine  29 Sep 1965Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA I151564
23 Schlepp, Shelly Len  29 Jan 2013Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA I20859
24 Schroetlin, Erma S.  25 Mai 2009Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA I92861
25 Stevens, Iris E.  10 Nov 2004Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA I142534
26 Wahl, David John  19 Nov 2015Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA I194149
27 Zimbelman, Emil Richard  30 Apr 2010Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA I37224
28 Zimbelman, Zora E. - wife of  15 Jan 2006Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA I106166


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   Nachname, Taufnamen    Begraben    Personen-Kennung 
1 McNew, Glenda  Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA I158755
2 Petticord, Charley  Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA I107095


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   Familie    Verheiratet    Familien-Kennung 
1 Knipp / Conner  14 Jun 1939Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA F54762
2 Wagner / Frank  13 Jun 1942Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA F29198