The series contains original affidavits of registration that record personal information about each registrant, their photograph affixed to the majority of documents, and the registrants fingerprints. All of these are specific to Kansas, and most have the actual documents attached.
Arndt, Gustav Henry; master plumber; born, Tiegenhoff, April 18, 1871; son of Cornelius Michael and Caroline Bernhart Arndt; educated, public and Evangelical Church school; married, Cleveland, May 20, 1898, Amanda M. Reppe; issue, six daughters; started in the plumbing business in Dec., 1907, on. W. 14th St.; have a branch at South Brooklyn, which now occupies a two-story cement building on Pearl Rd., and is one of the best equipped plumbing shops in the city; pres. The Arndt Plumbing Co. and The Arndt Garage & Auto Supply Shop; member Ellsworth Lodge F. & A. M., Pearl Lodge No. 163 K.
The exact origin of the fire is somewhat indefinite; the one that visited Hinckley must have started in the region south of Mission Creek. Around this little village much of the pine had been cut. There was in the hamlet twenty-six houses, a schoolhouse, a small sawmill a general store, hotel and blacksmith shop. At the time of the fire there were seventy-three people living in, and adjacent to, this village; a great number of the population were away from home, having gone to Dakota for the harvest. The people had been fighting local fires for a month. At noon,