Monday, October 29, 2012

Clarence to Bartholdi to Albert Kansas.

Barton County.
Walnut Township Map, 1902.
Albert can be found on the county map in Township 18-South and Range 15-West.  On the township map Albert can be found in sections 30 & 29 and 31 & 32.  I have no idea why they give so many section numbers as the town of Albert is all in section 29.
business men who used Albert as their P. O. address as of 1902.
John Bahr, Farmer and Stock Raiser.
Joseph Bahr, Farmer ans Stock Raiser.
William Cook, Farmer and Stock Raiser.
Joseph F. Haberman, Farmer and Stock Raiser.
A. J. Rabenseifner, Farmer and Stock Raiser.
Post Office History.
Claeence Post Office open October 26, 1874 and ran to February 3, 1887, changed its name to Bartholdi.  Bartholdi Post Occice open February 3, 1887 and ran to August 20, 1887.  Name changed to Albert. Albert Post Office open August 20, 1887 and rad to ?.   
Clarence to Bartholdi to Albert Kansas.
There is no record on why  Clarence changed its name to Bartholdi nor why Bartholdi changed its name to Albert.
Thomas J. Byrne, was first Post Master of Clarence.  William Wilkinson, was first Post Master of Bartholdi and first Post Master of Albert..
Albert Kansas, 1912.
Albert, a prosperous little town of Barton county, is near the western boundary, and is a station on the Great Bend and Scott division of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe R. R., 15 miles from Great Bend. Albert has a bank, a money order postoffice with one rural delivery route, large grain elevators, several good mercantile houses, and in 1910 re-ported a population of 250.

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