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Meckfessel family papers

Call Number: RH MS 480


Frank Gerhardt Henry Meckfessel (1879-1968) was a general practitioner physician who began his career in Claflin (Barton County), Kansas. This collection consists of photocopy and photographic reproductions of papers and photographs from the Meckfessel-Schroeder family.


  • Creation: 1907 - 1964


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Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Biography of Frank Gerhardt Henry Meckfessel (1879-1968)

Frank G.H. Meckfessel was born in St. Louis, Missouri to Sitonia K. Staude Bolinger and Frank Meckfessel. He graduated from the Eclectic Medicine School in 1903 at Kansas City, Missouri and served with the Missouri National Guard.

In 1907 Dr. Frank G.H. Meckfessel married Augusta Schroeder in Albert, Barton County, Kansas. Together they had three children: Orvis (1915-1917), Galen (1916-2002) and LaVerne [Slentz] (1918-1988). They settled in Lewis, Kansas in 1920 where, in addition to practicing medicine, Meckfessel was a member of the Kansas Medical Society, the Methodist Church, the Masonic Lodge, the Scottish Rite and Shrine, the OES, and the White Shrine. He served at one time as the Edwards County Health Officer and the Edwards County Physician Welfare Director.

[Information pulled from and the 1968 obituary in the Hutchinson News.]


.5 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

RH MS 480

Physical Location

RH PH 78

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, L. Neil Slentz, 1987.

Guide to the Meckfessel Family Collection
Meckfessel family papers
Finding aid prepared by jtf, 2007; Finding aid encoded by jtf, 2007revised by mrk, 2009, revised by eje, 2023.
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Meckfessel family papers, Kansas Collection, RH MS 480, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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