Friday, March 8, 2013

Ost Kansas.

Ost Kansas.
Reno County
Sumner township map, 1902.
On the county map Ost can be found in township 26-south and range 4-west.  On the township map Ost can be found in section 26.
Ost Post Office.
Ost post office open March 3, 1882 and ran to February 28, 1911.  First postmaster was Matthew Bohr. 
Patrons of Sumner township who used Ost as their P. O. address as of 1902.
Beda Blasi, Farmer and Stock Raiser.
George A. Erker, Farmer and Stock Raiser.
John J. Grueter, Pastor St. Joseph Catholic Church.
George Libel, Farmer and Stock Raiser.
Carl Muller, Farmer and Stock Raiser.
N. Reichenberger, Farmer and Stock Raiser.

Ost was named after John Ost, one of the first pioneers of the county.
Ost Kansas, 1912.

Ost, also known as St. Joseph, is an inland country postoffice of Reno county 23 miles southeast of Hutchinson, the county seat. It is a trading center for Sumner township. Andale on the Missouri Pacific in Sedgwick county, 8 miles to the northeast, is the nearest shipping point.

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