Glad of your response.Will send book pages when wanted.Husband and I both born Topeka 1923.John Ritchie & wife Mary Jane Shelledy early settlers 1855 & important to early town history.First solid Ritchie home just restored by Co. Hist. Soc. Even so, still many questions.Keep wishing could see Mary Jane sitting on a stump ready to answer my questions.Her husband was off to the war--she was the one seeing to the building of that house. Betcha. Her last words, when dying, were "You will miss me."Hinting at her capability.