Some of the modern-day descendants of J.D. Bowersock and Irving Hill. From left, back row: Burke Griggs; Emily Hill, Marcia Hill; Stephen Hill; Sarah Hill-Nelson; Eric Nelson. Front row: Hilary Griggs, Lyle Griggs, Hugh Griggs; Molly and Bryan Patten; Oona Nelson; Henry Nelson. Not pictured, Elspeth Caldwell Patten.
Rod Ernst of Ernst & Son Hardware, 826 Mass., is pictured with a group photograph that includes his grandfather, Philip Ernst, far left in middle row, which he believes dates back to the early 1880's. Ernst's family has been in and around Lawrence since before Quantrill's Raid.
Larry Smith's family came to Lawrence as part of the New England Emigrant Aid wagon trains. The proof of his family's longevity in Lawrence is easy to spot — a diploma on his mantel is the second ever issued by Kansas University, and the first ever given to a woman, Flora Richardson.
The Schaake family, which has been here since 1888, in a family photo take 50 years later in July, 1938. Front row, from left: Tillie, Christian, Louise and Lydia. Back row, from left: Gustave, Clarence, Milton, Ben and Albert.
John and Karen Pendleton look at photos of William and Matilda Poehler Pendleton. Pendleton's family came here just after Quantrill's Raid.
Photos of the relatives of the current-day Pendleton family. The Pendletons are related to the Poehlers and Smithmeyer families and have been here since the mid-19th century.
William and Marie Pendleton.