Joseph E. Dohner

1874 Jun 3: Born to Joseph H. Dohner and Caroline Hostetter. (1,2)

1921: A Marion Co., KS atlas shows Joseph E. owning 80 acres 1/2 mile north of the Catlin Mennonite Church. His sister Lovina owns 160 acres just north of him. (5)

1938 Aug 2: Joe Dohner of Peabody, KS runs for United States Senator in the Democratic primary election.

1945 Apr 24, Tuesday: Joseph E. Dohner dies instantly when struck by a train, the Rock Island Rocket, about a mile north of Marion, KS. (3)

He is buried the next day at the Catlin Mennonite Church Cemetery in a grave filled with water from a driving rainstorm. (2,4)


1. Dale A. Hansen, "The Dohners and Hansens, 1734 - 1978" (Burlington, WA: Dale A. Hansen, 1978). Copies of pages 1-14 and index provided by Patsy (Hess) McIlroy.

2. Don & Elnor Stutzman, "Catlin Cemetery Directory," localhost/family/ (2012 Sep).

3. "Joseph E. Dohner Killed by Rocket" in Record-Review (Marion, KS: 1945 Apr 26). Also localhost/family/peo...945/JEDohner/hs.html. Joseph E. Dohner. Article provided by Don Stutzman.

4. Don Stutzman, "The Death and Funeral of Joseph E. Dohner as I recall it!" (2012 Sep 15). Also localhost/family/peo...-15-JEDohner/hs.html (2012 Sep 16). Joseph E. Dohner.

5. Standard Atlas of Marion County Kansas (George A. Ogle & Co., Publishers & Engravers, 1921). Also (Accessed 2011 Dec 21). Marion Co., KS.

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