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Prentis, Noble Lovely. "History of Kansas". Winfield, KS: E. P. Greer, 1899.
According to records of Stafford County most of the settlers were of English or Scotch/Irish descent. The Mormons first settled St. John city (St. John and Ohio townships) and African-Americans also settled in St. John. African-Americans were actually the first settlers in Stafford County.
There were two German settlements in Stafford County also. One settled in West Cooper Township and started the Calvary Baptist Church, which is still in existence. The other settlement was in Hayes Township and the town of Hudson.
Ethnic Areas of Stafford County:Seward -- Irish CatholicHudson -- German LutheranSt. John -- English, Irish, African-American, MormonNeola -- DanishAntrim -- EnglishStafford -- English, Scotch, Irish CatholicSourceHistory Book Committee. Stafford County, Kansas, 1870-1990. Stafford, KS: Stafford County Historical and Genealogical Society, 1990.
Stafford County Historical & Genealogical Society P.O. Box 249Stafford, KS 67578(620) 234-5664
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