Hi Billy, I've been researching Vinsonhalers for many years.My great grandmother was Melissa Vinsonhaler married to John Townsend.They are buried in Custer Cemetery outside Smith Center.We were just back there 2007.
Is Custer the cemetery you were talking about where your uncle took you or is there another Vinsonhaler cemetery? There are a lot of relatives buried in Custer, but if there is another cemetery, I'd sure like to know about it.
Below is your line that goes back 7 generations. We are related twice because we are both related to the Art Family.Your Margaret Art was a sister to my Nancy Ann Art, who was married to James Cramer Vinsonhaler.They were parents of Melissa Vinsonhaler Townsend mentioned above. We are 4th cousins once removed and 5th cousins once removed because of the 2 families.
You can email me direct if you would like additional information. I would like to get some more info from you too.
Look forward to hearing from you. Kris Anne Townsend Fort Collins, CO firstname.lastname@example.org
Direct Descendants of GEORGE VINSONHALER
1 GEORGE VINSONHALER b: 06 Dec 1770 in BERKELEY CO. VIRGINIA d: 08 Sep 1839 in BOURNEVILLE CEM. CHILLICOTHE, ROSS CO. OHIO .. +MARY WILLIAMS b: 1764 in VIRGINIA d: 15 Jul 1853 in FLAT RUN CEM. SCOTT TWP.ADAMS CO. OHIO 2 WILLIAM VINSONHALER b: 15 Oct 1793 in MASON COUNTY, KENTUCKY? d: 02 Mar 1872 in ENGLISH TWP. LUCAS CO. IOWA .... +SARAH ANN AIKEN b: ABT1800 in CLARE, IRELAND d: Bef. 1872 ... 3 JOSEPHUS (JOSEPH) VINSONHALER b: 01 Jun 1827 in HILLSBORO, HIGHLAND CO. OHIO d: 04 Aug 1913 in OSAWATOMIE, KANSAS ....... +MARGARET REBECCA ART b: 27 Mar 1827 in HILLSBORO, HIGHLAND CO. OHIO d: 02 Sep 1912 in OSAWATOMIE, KANSAS-ELMDALE CEMETERY ..... 4 GEORGE FRANKLIN (BIG FRANK) VINSONHALER b: 25 Dec 1854 in ILLINOIS d: 19 Jul 1907 in CUSTER CEMETERY, SMITH CO. KS ......... +MARGARET AMANDA (BIG MAG) MILLER b: 1855 in IOWA d: Aft. 1920 in CUSTER CEMETERY, SMITH CENTER KANSAS ........ 5 CARL MILLER VINSONHALER b: 24 Oct 1879 in KANSAS d: 05 Dec 1962 in CUSTER CEMETERY, SMITH CENTER KANSAS ............ +ESTHER WHEELER b: 27 Dec 887 in KANSAS d: 29 Aug 1962 in CUSTER CEMETERY, SMITH CO. KS ........... 6 KENNETH JAMES VINSONHALER b: 19 Jun 1928 in BELLAIRE, SMITH CO. KS d: 08 Mar 1998 in SMITH CENTER, KS-FAIRVIEW CEMETERY ............... +FRANCIS ANN HUSSENETTER b: 13 Jan 1932 d: 02 Sep 1998 in SMITH CENTER, KS-FAIRVIEW CEMETERY ............. 7 CARL CLYDE VINSONHALER b: 1961 in COLORADO ................. +STACY SWANK b: 1962 in KANSAS ................ 8 WILLIAM R. VINSONHALER b: Jul 1983 in SMITH CENTER, KS