Hannah Jane Vickers Ryland and Carl Frederickson

This post goes from 1849 to 1917.

Carl Frederickson is the stepfather and Hannah Jane is the mother of Floyd (Frank) Ryland and Bessie May Ryland (Trebbe). So Carl’s and Hannah Jane’s three children are Frank’s and Bessie’s younger half-brothers and half-sisters.

See her life with William Ryland at the post William Ryland and Hannah Jane Vickers.


Hannah Jane (Vickers) Ryland

She was born September 23, 1860 (according to the 1870, 1880, and 1900 Censuses she was born in 1861), in Warren County, KY. She first married William Ryland on December 4, 1883 in S. Haven, Sumner County, KS (he died on May 21, 1888). Then she married Carl Frederickson on April 3, 1890, in Portland, Sumner County, Kansas. She died December 27, 1902 in South Haven, Sumner County, KS and is buried in the South Haven Cemetery.

More about her

She was also called Janie or Jennie. Vivian Schutz, daughter of Willis Vickers, younger brother of Hannah Jane, in a letter to me dated November 8, 1994, said that possibly Hannah Jane died of cancer, or maybe it was her sister-in-law Elizabeth (the wording is ambiguous). At the time of Ms. Schutz’s writing me, she was 82 years young. In another letter from Ms. Schutz, dated November 28, 1994, she said that Hannah Jane or Jennie (Willis Vickers her brother called her by that name) probably went to country dances with her brother. Her church affiliation was most likely Methodist, according to the Frederickson family history sent to me by Ms. Schutz.

Go here to this marriage index, where her marriage to William Ryland and then Carl Frederickson is recorded. Scroll down to Sumner County and click on “R” for Ryland:


Link to Carl’s and Hannah’s gravestone:


Carl’s and Janie’s descendants made the marker for both.

Carl Frederickson

He was born on August 18, 1849, in Denmark. He died May 17, 1917 in Portland, Kansas, was buried Rose Hill Cemetery, South Haven.

More about him

He lived in Portland, Kansas, and was a farmer. His father’s name was Frederick Hallert Frederickson; mother was Elsie. The 1910 Census (see below) shows him by himself, at 60 years old, “single” (wrongly not marked as “widowed”), a farmer, renting a farm, not naturalized.

His death certificate says he died in Guelph Township, Sumner County, Kansas. He was a white male and widowed. His occupation was peddler. He was from Denmark, and the informant, Herman (?) Wolf, says he does not know the names of Carl’s parents. Carl was born August 18, 1849. He died May 15, 1917 at 4:00 a.m. of acute Miliary Tuberculosis. He was 67 years, 8 months and 27 days old. Dr L. M. Beatson attended the deceased from April 17, 1917 to May 14, 1917 and last saw him alive May 5, 1917. He was buried at Rose Hill Cemetery, May 16, 1917. The undertaker was J. L. P (illegible) of S. Haven.


  1. Amy Elsie was born September 4, 1891 in Portland, Kansas. She was married December 20, 1911 Wellington, Kansas, to Henry Wolf; he was born on February 28, 1885, in Portland; he died on May 9, 1960, in Wellington, Kansas. His church affiliation was Lutheran. She died September 23, 1987 and was buried September 26, 1987.

More about her

Her church was Methodist.

  1. Archie Andrew was born September 25, 1893, Portland, Kansas. He was married June 20, 1920 to Hazel Magdalene Davis in Wichita, Kansas; she was born September 28, 1900, in Alma, Wabaunsee County, KS; she died October 28, 1945, in Wellington, Kansas He died April 22, 1982, Wellington, KS, and was buried in the same city.
  1. Ella Hazel was born June 30, 1896, in Portland, Kansas; m. March 27, 1916 to Herbert Baily Burkhart in Wichita or Wellington, Kansas; he was born September 21, 1889; he died January 24, 1945 and was buried January 2?, 1945, in South Haven, Kansas She died 1992.

The above information was sent to me in 1994, by Vivian Schutz, who was then 82-year-old and the daughter of Willis Vickers, brother of Hannah Jane. But the genealogy packet has no researcher’s name or date. It probably comes from one of the grandchildren of the Carl Frederickson’s and Hannah Jane’s three children. It lists many of the descendants of all of Hannah Jane’s three children by Carl Frederickson.

Hannah Carl 1890 Marriage Lic

Transcription follows:


Marriage Certificate

State of Kansas

Sumner County

Wellington, Kansas, April 3rd AD 1890.

To any person authorized by law to perform the marriage ceremony — Greetings:

You Are Hereby Authorized to Join in Marriage,

Carl Frederickson of Portland, KS, aged 40 years, and Hannah J. Ryland of Portland, KS, aged 29 years, and of this License you will make due return to my office within thirty days.

J. T. Sanders, Probate Judge

State of Kansas, Sumner County, ss.:

M. L. Walcher, do hereby certify, that in accordance with the authorization of the within License, I did on the 3rd day of April AD 1889 at Wellington in said County, Join and unite in marriage the above named Carl Frederickson and Hannah J. Ryland

Witness, My hand and seal the day and year above written.

M. L. Walcher

Official title: Ordained preacher

Attest: J. T. Sanders, Probate Judge.


Hannah Carl 1890 Wedding Announcement

It’s not clear whose handwriting that is. Possibly her daughter Bessie or another daughter through Carl.

Transcription follows:


Announcement in the Wellington Monitor

Sumner County, Kansas

April 11, 1890

Mr. Carl Frederickson and widow Ryland were married last Thursday.


We’re pretty sure this is their wedding photo, but it could be for another occasion.

Hannah Carl 1890 Wedding Photo



For a comment on this census, go to the Frank Ryland post.


1900 Census of the United States

Guelph township, Sumner Township, Kansas

Name Relat-ion Color or Race Sex Date of Birth

Mo / Yr

Age at last birthday Marital Status No. of years married Mother of  how many children No. of these children now living
Frederickson, Carl Head W M 8/49 50 Married 10
— Hannah J Wife W F 9/60 39 Married 10 5 5
— Amy E. Dau W F 9/91 8 Single
— Archie A. Son W M 9/93 6 Single
— Ella H Dau W F 6/96 3 Single
Ryland Floyd R. Step-son W M 10/84 15 Single
— Bessie M. Step-dau W F 8/86 13 Single
Vickers, Eliza  A. Mother in law W F 4/28 72 Widow 9 5
Galbreath, George W. Ser-vant W M 1/46 54 Married 34


POB Father


Mother POB Can Speak English Occupation Education: Read, Write Home owned or rented Farm or House N. of Farm Schedule
Frederickson, Carl Den-mark Den-mark Den-mark Eng Farmer Can read, write O F 88
— Hannah J KY KY KY Eng Can read, write
— Amy E. KS Den. KY Eng At school 7 mos. Can read, write
— Archie A. KS Den. KY Eng At school 6 mos. Can read, write
— Ella H. KS Den. KY
Ryland Floyd R. KS OH KY Eng At school 6 mos. Can read, write
— Bessie M. KS OH KY Eng At school 7 mos. Can read, write
Vickers, Eliza  A. Eng Can read, not write
Galbreath, George W. IL KY KY Eng Farm laborer, 4 mos. not employed Can read, write
Dwelling no. in order of visitation: 92; family no. in order of visitation: 92. Enumerated on 8th day of June 1900. The Census data, not included in this Table, say that Carl Frederickson immigrated in 1866, and had lived in US for 33 years. So he was 17 when he took the big step. The 1910 Census (Sheet 6B, Guelph Township, Sumner Co., KS) shows him by himself, at 60 years old, “single” (not “widowed”) a farmer, renting a farm, not naturalized.



Deeds are about land transactions, buying and selling.

October 11, 1882

Sumner County, Kansas. Carl Frederickson is still a single man. He married Hannah Jane / Jennie (Vickers) Ryland on April 3, 1890. But first she married William Ryland on December 4, 1883. Before then, Carl bought land. This is a summary:

Harry Farrar and Celia H. Farrar and William M. Sleeth and Mary M. H. Sleeth, husbands and wives, sell an unspecified number of acres to Carl Frederickson, for $200.00, namely, the West half of the South East Quarter, and the East half of the North West Quarter of Section Thirty-four, Township Thirty-four, Range One East. The recorded date and time are October 20, 1882, at 2:00 o’clock, P.M.

October 30, 1882

Sumner County, Kansas. Carl Frederickson, a single man, sells land to William Ryland, widower and future father of Floyd (Frank / Slim) and his sister Bessie May. As noted, William marries Hannah Jane Vickers on December 4, 1883, but he dies on May 21, 1888. Then Hannah marries Carl on April 3, 1890. Until then, Carl sells land to his future wife’s first husband. Please click on the William Ryland and Hannah Jane Vickers file for a transcription of the deed.

December 21, 1895

Sumner County, Kansas. Recall that Hannah Jane / Jennie (Vickers) Ryland married Carl Frederickson on April 3, 1890. Carl buys land from Dora Fox, Ryland Fox and Mary M. Fox, his wife. Floyd (Frank / Slim) Ryland was nine years old, and his sister Bessie May was seven years old, when their stepfather bought the property.

Here is a transcription:


This Indenture made this 21st day of Decem AD 1895 between Dora Fox a single man and Ryland Fox and Mary M Fox his wife of Sumner County in the State of Kansas of the first part, and Carl Frederickson of Sumner County, [crossed out: in the] [careted in: and] State of Missouri of the second part:

Witnesseth, that said parties of the first part, in consideration of the sum of three hundred & fifty and no DOLLARS, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, do by these presents, Grant, Bargain, Sell and Convey unto said parties of the second part, hisr heirs and assigns, all the following described real estate, situated in the County of Sumner, and State of Kansas, to wit:

The South East Quarter (1/4) of section Twenty seven (27) in Township Thirty four (34) Range One (1) East of the 6th P.M.

This grant given subject to one certain mortgage of $800 which the said party of the second part hereby assume and is considered part of the purchase money of said tract.

To Have and to Hold the Same, together with all and singular the tenements, hereditaments, and appurtenances thereunto belonging, or in anywise appertaining forever: And said Dora Fox a single man and Ryland Fox and Mary Fox his wife for themselves & their heirs, executors or administrators, do hereby covenant, promise and agree to and with said parties of the second part, that at the delivery of these presents they are lawfully seized in their own right, of an absolute and indefensible estate of inheritance in fee simple, of and in all and singular the above granted and described premises, with the appurtenances – that the same are free, clear, discharged and unincumbered of and from all former and other grants, titles, charges, estates, judgments, taxes, assessments, and incumbrances, of what nature or kind soever; subject to a martgage of $1150– and interest thereon from Feb 1st 1895 and taxes of 1895 all of which second party assumes and agrees to pay and that they will WARRANT AND FOREVER DEFEND the same unto said party of the second part his heirs and assigns against said parties of the first part, their heirs and assigns against said parties of the first part their heirs and all and every person or persons whomsoever lawfully claiming or to claim the same.

In Witness Whereof, the said parties of the first part have thereunto set their hands the day and year first written above written.

Dora Fox

Ryland Fox

Mary M. Fox

State of Kansas, Sumner County, ss.

Be It Remembered, That on this 27th day of January A.D. 1886, before me the undersigned a Notary Public in and for the County and State aforesaid came Dora Fox a single man and Ryland Fox and Mary M. Fox his wife who are personally known to me to be the same persons who executed the within instrument of writing and such persons duly acknowledged the execution of the same.

In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my Notarial seal, the day and year last above written.

[State Seal]

C L Crookham [?]

Noteris [sic] public

My commission expires Aug 6th 1896

State of Kansas, Sumner County, ss.

This instrument was filed for record on the 28 day of Jan A.D. 1896, at 4:35 o’clock P.M.

Chas Flanders, Deputy

W M Jackson [page cut off in copying]

Transcription ends.


January 2, 1903

Friday, South Haven New Era Newspaper, in South Haven, Sumner County, Kansas. Janie at the time of her death was married to Carl Frederickson. The obituary was published on Friday, January 2, and she died six days earlier on Saturday, which works out to be December 27. However, the president of Chisholm Trail Museum wrote on his copy of the newspaper that it was published January 2, 1903, and then wrote 2 over the 3, which would place her death in December 1901. But it’s best to take the traditional date of her death: December 27, 1902. After all, she wrote to her daughter on September 22, 1902, so she couldn’t have died in 1901.

The obituary is too badly copied to post here, but it reads:

Mrs. Carl Frederickson of Portland died Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at that place of a tumor and cancer of the stomach. Mrs. Frederickson had been a sufferer from these troubles for some time and on Christmas day an operation was performed by Dr. Teller of Arkansas City and Dr. Piles of Portland in the hope of obtaining relief. The funeral services were held in Portland at 1 p.m. Sunday, and the remains were brought to South Haven for interment in Rose Hill cemetery. The deceased leaves a husband and five children – three daughters and two sons—mother sister and two brothers, immediately relatives, and a host of friends to mourn her loss. She was well known in South Haven, many of her friends being in attendance at the funeral.

The president of the Chisholm Trail Museum, Sumner County, Kansas, tried his best to copy the last few lines, but it could not be done, so it came out too dark and covered up the words in black ink. He wrote the final words of the obituary in his cover letter.

May 23, 1917

Here’s is Carl’s obituary. No newspaper is cited.

Carl Frederickson's Obit







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