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Canton, Missouri is where multiple generations and branches of our ancestors were born and lived and are buried. I’ve visited several times during my life, and it was the Homeplace for several generations. We have so many ancestors, cousins, aunts and uncles who lived here I cannot mention them all for this.


Here’s a travel report from a recent trip my cousin Ben Wagner took to Canton. The Wagner house on Lewis Street looks a little run down since the last time I visited, but the town is holding its charm. Ben discovered some interesting things that I didn’t know about including:

Public mural of Canton, Missouri’s Riverfront in the late 1800s (Facebook Page] and George M. Verity Riverboat Museum in nearby Keokuk.

Webpage links

I have already posted numerous articles and chapters about many of the people, so I will summarize here for your visit to Canton with links to the full versions that you can download/read separately.

Forest Grove Cemetery, Canton, Missouri


Coming to America – Weilers and Wagners

Dear Nellie

Frederick Vesper

Old Bill Wagner

John Wagner and the Texas Widow

Dear Nephew Frank

Ancestral History of Frank Funkenbusch

Do You Remember Quincy? by C. Arthur Fifer

1943 Wagner Family Recordings This will take you to my family site where I post information and articles. This will list all articles that include the word Canton. There are a few extra articles I haven’t referenced here you might be interested in. – searches the site for Wagner. You can also search for any other word/name on your own.

Photos: Diana Thornton | WAGNERS  This link takes you to the Wagner section of my family photos. I welcome new photos and help with identification. Email me for the password ( Photo Albums

Wagner Treasure Trove of Photos

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