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The History of Kansas until 1854 The History of Kansas until 1854

Some excerpts taken from Kansas History Timeline
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1541

Seven Golden Cities of Cibola

The Spanish explorer, Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, marched north from Mexico in search of the Seven Golden Cities of Cibola.

1541
1739

French traders

Pierre and Paul Mallet lead a party of French traders through Kansas.

1739
1762

French and Indian War

France lost the territory of Kansas to Spain.

 

1762
1790’s

Fur Trading

Fur-trading Chouteau family begins trading with Kansa Indians

 

1790’s
1803

The Lousiana Purchase

The United States concluded a “deal” when it signed an agreement to purchase the entire Lousiana Territory from France on Apr 30, 1803.

1803
1804 – 1806

Meriwether & Bill

Lewis and Clark Expedition.

1804 – 1806
1825

Treaties

June – The necessary treaties were negotiated between the federal government and the Kansa and Osage tribes for a cession of Kansa-Osage land onto which eastern Indians could be moved.

1825
1835

The Kaw

The Kansa, or Kaw were a small tribe; only 1,606 of them would be counted when a census was made in 1835.

1835
1848

Hufbauer

ADAM HUFBAUER was born March 12, 1848 in Tazewell County, Ill, to Peter and Margaret Hufbauer, both natives of Holland. See more information here (http://www.ksgenweb.org/sedgwick)  and here (Portrait and Biographical Album of Sedgwick County, Kansas) as well as here Findagrave.com

1848
1854

Kansas Territory

In 1854, the Kansas Territory was organized, then in 1861 Kansas became the 34th U.S. state. In 1867, Sedgwick County was established within the Kansas Territory, which included the land for modern day Derby.

1854

My research will make reference to John Hufbauer, John Haufbauer, and Jno Hufbauer, and Adam Hufbauer – all the same individual, I am thinking. “Adam” and Kate Kline Hufbauer had five children: Laura May, born in Illinois but died in infancy; John Frank, whose name could be part of the confusion; Grace Edna, Jessie Ray and Mary Hazel. Any information regarding these people would be greatly appreciated. I do know John Frank, married a local girl, Emma Canady from Mulvane and wound up in NewKirk, OK, invested in the local area there (Hufbauer & Son, Lumber, Coal and Building Material, Newkirk), had a son who became a lawyer in Newkirk. https://digital.libraries.ou.edu/sooner/articles/p232,234-241_1929v1n7_OCR.pdf

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