Amanda Kuhn or Kunz is a “Brick Wall” at Black Walnut Cemetery. In genealogy, the term “brick wall” is often used to refer to tough research problems, apparent dead-ends that after many hours of searching still yield no answers.
Mary Johnson McElhiney’s survey of the Black Walnut Cemetery in the 1930s published in 1970 Gone But Not Forgotten lists her as Amanda Kuhn (Kunz?) and from her gravestone transcribed that she “died Jan. 22, 1878 aged 49 yr. 5 mo.” The notation of her date of death and age gives us a date of birth of
During the restoration of the cemetery in 2020-2021, no grave stone or foot stone was found for Amanda.
We have not found her on the 1860 or 1870 Federal Census or the 1876 State Census. We have not found a husband or any children after her death on the 1880 Federal Census, searching both last names.
Does anyone know of Amanda Kuhn or Kunz and any possible family living in the Black Walnut Area or passing through the area?
Family tree in an effort to find anything out with either name
SCCHS Cemetery Record