My Present Past
A genealogical experience
In this section you will view information about Argentine, Wyandotte County, Kansas and the surrounding area
from 1883 to the present. Most of the images and accounts are from my ancestors personal information but I
have also included images and information from other sources that are so noted.

Edward John and Sarah Ellyn "Sadie" (Nichols) Engel were originally from Wyanet, Illinois. They moved to
Emporia, Kansas in 1881 where Edward had been hired by the Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad as an
operator. In 1882 he transferred to
Halstead, Kansas and in the spring of 1883 moved to Argentine, Kansas as
the operator and ticket agent for the Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad. They had two sons, David John who
was born: June 26th, 1883 and died at birth and
George David, who was born: June 27th, 1890. George married
Dorothy Lee Lange in Argentine, Kansas on February 22nd 1914. They had one daughter, my mother,
Ruth Mildred born in Argentine on January 15th, 1915.
There are numerous relatives, friends and co-workers that are included in this section who crossed paths with
my ancestors when they lived in Argentine, Wyandotte County Kansas.

I hope you enjoy the rest of the story
Background:
Argentine, Kansas in 1888
View from the bluff behind Ed & Sadie Engel's house at
212 South 1st Street, after incorporation to Kansas City, Kansas
the address was 1622 South 21st Street.
1890 History of Wyandotte County
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1890 History of Wyandotte County
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1890 History of Wyandotte County
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1890 History of Wyandotte County
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1890 History of Wyandotte County
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1890 History of Wyandotte County
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1890 History of Wyandotte County
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Argentine Republic June 04, 1908
1886 map of Wyandotte County, Kansas.
Included in this map are Edwardsville, Hadley's plot,
Conner City,  Grandview Place, Windsor Place
and Argentine, Kansas.
1908 Argentine Republic Advertisement
1869 View of Wyandotte County, Kansas
Argentine, Kansas
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