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Dechants/Pfannenstiels in Kansas

Dechants/Pfannenstiels in Kansas

Posted: 23 Dec 1999 12:36PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 19 Feb 2003 9:35PM GMT
Surnames: Dechant, Pfannenstiel, Yunker, Younger, Befort
Looking for a connection of my ancestors to
the Dechants/Pfannenstiels/Yunkers(Youngers)/
Beforts who settled in the Hays/Ellis/Victoria/
Munjor, Kansas area. Let me know if you have
any ancestors in that area.

Happy Hunting!!


Jeffrey Leiker (View posts)
Posted: 26 Dec 1999 3:48PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Dechant, Pfannenstiel, Fischer, Younger, Leiker
According to my Francis Parish of Munjor, Kansas centenial booklet, Joseph Dechant had married Anna Eva Pfannenstiel by 1903. Their children were Michael (mar. Dorothy Fischer), Rosa (mar. Mike Younger)...apparently dying in infancy were Peter, Christina and Alois.
Personally, my great-grandmother was Catherine Margaretha Dechant, who married John Jacob Leiker. Many of my cousins are Pfannenstiels. E-mail if you'd like more info...Good hunting.

Dechant/Pfannenstiel info

Posted: 27 Dec 1999 10:16AM GMT
Edited: 19 Feb 2003 9:35PM GMT
I talk to alot of genealogist on the e-mail
and in particular with my cousin Norma Parsons
who I found through my research. Your information
was interesting in that it cooresponds with some
information she received from a Tony Leiker who
has some extensive research. Any relation??
Send me your e-mail address to
so that I can send you a copy of his message. I think
you will be interested.


Posted: 16 Apr 2000 4:18PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 18 Oct 2002 7:10AM GMT
Surnames: Dechant, Ruder, Pfannenstiel, Stoecklein, Leiker

Sounds like you might be a relative of mine, too! I'm related on my mother's side to Dechant (John Dechant/Anna Catherine Ruder), Pfannenstiel (John Gerhard Pfannenstiel/
Catherine Stoecklein) I know there are daughters granddaughters of these two couples that married Leiker's.
If you would like to contact me for more info my e-mail address is:
If you are related to the Dechants, we're having a family reunion in Ness City, KS over the Labor Day weekend. Let me know if you need info.
Thanks, Michael

Re: Dechants/Pfannenstiels in Kansas

Posted: 5 Sep 2008 2:21PM GMT
Classification: Query

I'm the second son of Isadore and Alice Dechant, born Nov. 9, 1948 in Hays, KS. I currently live and work in California. My mom's maiden name was Munsch child of Emma and Charles Munsch.


Re: Dechants/Pfannenstiels in Kansas

Posted: 1 Oct 2013 4:10AM GMT
Classification: Query
Jerry, this is Michael Barnes. I consolidated my ID here on a couple years ago. I wrote a message you responded to in this thread.

You gave the names of your parents, would you mind if I asked for the names of you Grandparents in the Dechant family? It will give me a little more information to research.

thanks, Michael Barnes
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