|001) Larry Stephens, Chattanooga, TN.
- If someone famous slept or lived in the house is irrelevant. The house is part of
the history of Sherman, St. Louis Co., MO. The U.S. has lost too much of our history
already. If that house & farm could talk, I am sure that we would be
surprised & the money to restore it woud be found. Like a lot of our history
when the history is discovered the place of that history is gone. I wish you success.
002) Sheri Horton -just the fact that its a civil war era
home and the importance of the civil war to Missouri should be reason enough to
preserve the house. Could a grant be found? Could a private person purchase the
house, restore it and live in it if it was made available for tours and such?
003) Gary Mitchell
004) Gene Carroll
005) Esther M. Ziock Carroll
Member: Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War- St. Louis Chapter
006) John M. Haynie
007) Donna M. Haynie
008) Joyce Mercer: Member of: St. Louis
Genealogical Society & Wildwood Historical Society
009) Margaret D. Bigler - Lee's Summit, Mo.
64063-1814Just received an email about the Kaes House, built in the 1850's which
represents much history surrounding The Civi War. Please place my name on the
petition to help preserve a piece of St. Louis County History & even the History of
our Country. Thank you.
010) Herbert A. Rideout
011) Roslyn B. Rideout
012) Rebecca Silvers
Kansas City, MO
013) Misty D. Wright
014) Judie Fry
015) Thomas Halstead
016) Angela Clouse
017) Ann Scaling Tucker
018) Ruth Ann Hill
Member: Reynolds county Historical Society & Missouri Historical Society. I wish
you the best with your effort. Without the past there is no present
019) Valerie Holifield
020) Karen Hickey
021) Gary Stoltman
022) Kathryn J. O'Neill
023) Sharon Thompson, O'Fallon, IL. Please add my
name to the petition. We need to save more of America's history.
024) Sharon (Hartzell) Smith
Arnold, Jefferson County, Mo.
025) Mac Elliott
026) Robert Elliott
027) Hi, I'm Kathleen Coleman (Foree)
Please add my name to the petition. I
have such fond memories of this house from my childhood as it was where my Grandmother
Foree lived. My father, James Foree, was the youngest boy of the eight Foree
kids. I have such fond memories of this old house. I can still see my Grandma
Foree sitting quietly in her chair by the woodstove watching her favorite soap operas.
Every weekend until my Grandma passed away we would travel down to "The House"
and spend the day sliding down the bannister and running through all it's
mysterious hallways and secret passages, looking for treasures in the dump, and watch all
the plates and cups shake out of Grandma's china cabinet when the train would pass
by. This house has touched so many people's lives and should be saved because it's
the right thing to do! Kathleen Coleman (Foree)
028) Shirley Konizeski
029) Mary S. Rice
030) Angel Mathes - my name is angel mathes and i
found this website. i have been looking for info on it for some time. a friend
of mine took me to look at it once years ago before it was under the parks care. i think
it is great that there is some restoration being done. i agree that a bed and
breakfast would be neat there. i wanted to put my name n the petition and assk if there
was anything i could do to help the project. i will keep cheking back on your
site, thank you UMR Student
031) Debbie Goad
032) Kenny Goad
033) Carol McKay ~ Please place my name on the
petition to help preserve a piece of St. Louis County History and the History
of our Country. I am a member of Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis
Genealogical Society, Reynolds County Genealogical Society, Iron County Genealogical
Society, Montgomery County Genealogical Society, Daughters of the Union
Veterans of the Civil War- Julia Dent Grant Tent, Daughters of the American
Revolution, Webster Groves Chapter. The main goal of all of these
Societies is the preservation of our History.
Johnston ~ Member of: Missouri Historical Society, State Historical Society of Missouri,
American Historical Assoc., American Assoc. of State and Local History, St. Charles
Co. Historical Society, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Friends of the
035) Mr. Esley Hamilton
St. Louis County Parks
036) Steven B. Drake
Alderman of Valley Park, Mo.
037) Connie martin
o38) james dale martin jr
039) summer m martin
040) james dale martin
041) richard lee martin
042) nick n martin|
043) Linda Reichert
044) Janet Rikard
045) Barb Goodson
046) Lonnie Goodson
047) Linda Wallace
Apple Valley, CA.
048) Elaine Powell
049) Charles Owens
050) Mary E. Moore
051) Larry Reichert
052) Jeane Fuller Dalrymple
Twin Oaks Village, Mo.
About 2 miles from Kaes House
053) Gerry Jacobs
054) Toni McCoy-Rigg
055) Amy Telthorst Weisser
Member: Missouri Historical Society, Austin Families Association of America, Austin
Families Genealogical Society Please add my name to your petition. How sad that
there are so few old homesteads like this left in St. Louis County. So much history right
here in our own backyard! We are in danger of becoming a totally urbanized county, and
what a terrible shame that would be.
056) Pete Daggett
The house seems to be worth saving........
057) Linda Fox
058) Joan Schaller Yeckel
059) Lonnie Campbell
060) Margie Campbell
061) Gregory Myers
062) Judith Myers
063) Julie Triplett
Member: Missouri Historical Society
064) Gail Schneider
065) Sandra E. Morris
Member: Missouri Historical Society
066) Ida Ebert, Troy, MO ~ Proud great granddaughter
of Frank Kanstinger, a St. Louis, Civil War veteran, and prisoner. It is
always so disturbing to see this nation's proud history vanish before our eyes. Once
gone it can never be replaced. Tangible remnants of history with which to
educate future generations of the immense sacrifices of their forebears will be
forever lost to our children. It is a worrisome expectation of our future when
we cannot appreciate our past.
067) Ron Coffman, contractor ~ ............. the
Kaes house at this point seems to be stable..........still a very impressive structure
that filled a sense of adventure and wonder of the rich history it surely has
endured. And it most certainly should be preserved for future generations.
This is a massive structure that can only be appreciated by a up close personal
viewing........But it has to be kept in the public eyes as to not let it go to far into a
state of abandon. Thank you Gene and everyone else keeping this alive.............
This would be a tragedy to lose.
068) Ruth Funck, PNP, Daughters of Union Veterans of
the Civil War--Julia Dent Grant Tent #16, St. Louis, MO
069) Bonnie Mayville, The best
of luck with this project! Member of Old Mines Area Historical Soceity
070) Joyce Franklin-Sunset Historical
071) Bettye Warner - Member, St. Francois County
Historical Society and Iron County Genealogical Society; Coordinator, St. Francois County
MoGenWeb Site; Administrator of St. Francois County, Jefferson County, and Ste.
Genevieve County, Missouri RootsWeb/Ancestry Message Boards as well as various
genealogy-related mailing lists.
072) Susan Harrison
073) donita tegeler
074) Leslie Hamby
075) Pete Hamby
076) A. Harry Chakides, CPT, EN
220th EN CO (CSE) MOARNG Please add me to the petition to save this house !
I'd love to buy it, but if anyone ever wants to get a group together to make repairs,
count me in !
" BUTCH " HARNESS
FORMER RESIDENT, SHERMAN, MISSOURI
078) Barbara Loeffel
079) Donald Loeffel
080) Michael Johnson
- Clarksville, TN
081) Stephanie (Marshaw)
Hall, I have ancestors that came from the surrounding area, I would love to support the
keeping of this fine home.
Palmer ~ Sedgewickville,MO
083) John Palmer ~ Sedgewickville, Mo.
084) Irene Palmer ~ Sedgewickville, Mo.
Grisbrook Loeffel ~ I live in Sherman and have for 28 years. Very familiar with
people that lived in the Kaes house growing up and have listened to many wonderful stories
about the times back then. This house is very solid and I would sure like to be a part of
helping restore. The town itself has a lot of history that needs to be told.
086) Ilona Ziok
Tim Staggenborg ~ Please
add my name to the Petition to Preserve The Kaes House. I stumbled upon it while
hiking in Castlewood and then happened to stumble across your webpage a short time later.
Thank you for compiling all this great information. I love the
Sherman/Jedburg area and return there often to enjoy the Al Foster trail and Meramec.
There is a lot of history in this area and it is a great place for a family outing.
Having a restored historic house in the area could only enhance its recreational
089) Mona Smith Maynard ~ This wonderful old
property should definitely be restored and preserved, including the springhouse and other
outbuildings. I grew up in Sherman about three quarters of a mile from this home (our
property was also purchased by Castlewood State Park and is now part of the Stinging
Nettle Trail) and my friends (Cheryl Foree, Debbie and Edie Bausch, Tracy Haussels) were
related to the residents. We spent many hours roaming this fascinating building and
grounds. Grandma Foree (Rubes mother) lived there when I was a child and
she was a delightful woman. The house is a solid well-built structure with multi levels
and there was a secret staircase from one of the bedroom closets to a room on
the next level. A great place for hide and seek. Sherman is a fascinating town and its
history (which intertwines with the history of this house) should be told. What a great
museum this would make. Tour revenues could help with the renovation and upkeep. However,
I can certainly understand the difficulty of the access. Is the property surrounded by
private property or are there just no roads except for the private road that goes through
the adjacent property?
090) Leanna Tyler, St.
Missouri State Coordinator GenExchange, Genealogical and Surname Registry. Great, great,
great granddaughter of Civil War Veteran Jesse Wilson, Washington County, MO.Our history
is worth saving. So many beautiful, historical buildings are being demolished or allowed
to fall down in the St. Louis area. Government red tape at its finest! Save this wonderful
artifact of our history. Do whatever it takes. The State of Missouri and/or County of St.
Louis has enough money to spend on malls and parking lots. Find the money to save this
wonderful relic of our past! Once gone, it can never come back.
091) Virginia Loeffel ~ Hi, I would like to
add my name, I used to live in Sherman years ago. I also knew the Foree family. My name is
Virginia Loeffel, I now live in Mountain View, Missouri. ThankYou.
092) Aaron Scott
093) My name is Mary Foree and would like my name added to your petition to save the
Kaes house. I married into the Foree Family in 1978. I visited Uncle Rube while he lived
there with Uncle Shug (Ralph) many times. My husband, Vernon Foree, and his brothers
would always talk of the summers they stayed there. I would like to thank you for your
efforts to preserve this mysterious and wonderful landmark. Sincerely, Mary J. Foree
094) Criscee Foree--Hi, I would really appreciate it if actions were taken to
restore the Kaes House. I know how important that house is to my family, and I would
really love to visit it myself. I've heard so many stories about the house since my Great
Uncle Rube was the last to live there, pretty much, and my dad Vernon and his siblings
spent a lot of time there. Plus, I have a friend who is very interested in the house's
history and I wouldn't want to deny him that opportunity. I would like to help, if I
could, as well. Thank you.
095) Why is a major historic home, on publicly owned
land, left to rot? Who's in charge here? This structure is viable, and could
be adapted for all sorts of modern uses, it's attractive and sound. Why not
support local residents who wish to save it? In York, Maine, near where live part of
the year, the town parks and recreation committee decided to destroy an historic home in
one of the town parks. Once this proposal was defeated, support for restoring the
structure produced dramatic results, and it isnow a valued community asset. Letting
a community resource rot is irresponsible. Good luck with your efforts to save
this wonderful building. And try simply start work. don't wait for
permission. Gregory Hubbard. Solvang, California
096) Interesting site......I've been curious about
this property for years. I've only seen it from the trail across the railroad track
in Castlewood. Good luck! Rick Glazebrook
add my name to the petition list. I am a friend of the Foree family and a big
believer in preservation of our historic past. Kathy Forste, Lee's
098) Brenda Sue Cook
099) Pete Casazza
100) Verla Williams, Naylor,mo.
101) My Name is Cheri Maloney (Foree). Francis & Lurissa Foree were
my great grandparents. I too have many memories of this house as I was growing up. I never
met my great grandfather, but do have pictures of myself in that very house being held by
Lurissa and Rudy Foree. As a child, I fondly remember finding Ralph's wooden leg in
an open drawer one day. In 1979, it was something for an 8 year old to see. I used to
pretend the house was haunted. I loved exploring in the stone buildings and looking at
that stones in the cemetery. Great Uncle Rudy let me be an adventurous child and explore.
It would be a shame to loose the history of this house. So many lives were lived there.
Please add my name to the list. Thank you, Cheri Maloney
103) Paula K. Merseal Best ~ Smithfield, Uta
104) Tracy Whitaker
105) Hello My
name is Heather Renee Bryson-Demma daughter of Karen Lynn Foree witch was James and Mae
Foree's third child and I am a great grandchild of Francis & Lurissa Foree.This house
is special to our entire family and it would mean so much to restore and preserve this
house. PLEASE add my name to the petition. Thanks a bunch
Heather Renee Bryson-Demma
106) Marilyn H Moore AZ
107) It would
be a crime to let this beautiful house deteriorate. I hope this helps save it...
Bannon, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Missouri and the area in and around St. Louis is a large part of my heritage. I'd
hate to see another vestige of history be destroyed.
fine old structures in St. Louis County are few and far between. Both the building
and it's history should be preserved. St. Louis County owes it's very existence to
the hard-working, enterprising pioneers who faced and overcame many hardships to come here
and build their homes and a future for their children. They paved the way for all of
those who came later.
110) Marlene H. Williams, North Richland Hills,
It would be most unfortunate to lose this house that holds so much history. Once history
is lost, whatever it may be, it can never be regained. Too much history all over the
United States has been lost to neglect, and I would hate to see
this property meet such a fate.
111) Carla Graves
112) Elizabeth Hoopes
113) Amy L. La
Hay - Lindenwood University-Future Teacher and Historian Buff.
114) kay wheatcroft - mt
carmel, il 62863
115) Nancy A.
116) Robert G. Loeffel - Our home is located in
Sherman.This house is an important landmark in our community. It brings many memories to a
lot of our family, and to many of our neighbors, our close friends. Loeffel relatives are
buried in the Kaes cemetery, which another reason to reserve the Kaes house. Too many of
our landmarks are being torn down for new developements. We believe our past is also
important to keep alive.
117) My name is William Jaycox. I have quite a few
connections to this home. The obvious one is that I am the nephew of Golden Jaycox,
but also the son of Billy Ray Jaycox, who is the youngest of the Jaycox family listed in
your article. He was not born while they were living this house though.I am also the Great
grandson of Francis and Lurissa Foree. My grandmother Mary Heth (Foree), gave birth
to my mother Carol Jaycox( Heth).I have a lot of great memories of my time spent down at
uncle Rubes (Rudy Foree). I also enjoyed the times spent with cousins bailing hay and
other chores around the farm.The Foree's Mike,Steve , Gary,and especially the late Vernon.
The Heth's Donny and the late Ricky. The Bausch's Debbie and Edie.And also the(proffessor)
Terry Haussells. Another intresting note is that my mother and father spent there wedding
night in that house. So as you can see I have a good right to call this dwelling a home
,instead of just a house. William (Wee) Jaycox
119) Brian Kaes
120) Jeanne Davis
121) I grew up in Sherman and would really
like to see this house restored. Please add my name to the petition. Sharon Loeffel
McCan, Mountain View, MO.. Thank you.
122) I have
always loved visiting historical landmarks, sites, etc. From what I read on
your web site, this house and the outbuildings surely deserve preserving. I applaud
your efforts and wish you luck with this endeavor. I must confess a personal
interest as well - the name Kaes is not exactly common in this country! Linda
123) Christine Wulf
124) Ginger Collins-Justus : Eastern MO
represtentative of AGS, member of Missouri History & Hauntings Society, active
preservationist of local buildings, cemeteries, and folklore. Kudos on your efforts to
save this beautiful example of Missouri history.
125) patrick bush - ballwin mo 63021
126) Please add my name to the petition. Also please
let me know if I can help out in anyway. Glenn Wolters - St. Louis Missouri
127) This house should be made into a museum! It has a rich history
and should definately be saved. Too much of our history is dissapearing to make way
for strip malls and new houses and it's devistating. To have something from the
Civil War era still standing is awesome!! All this money being spent on something
like mile markers every tenth of a mile should be put into preserving our history.
Donna WIrth, House Springs, MO
128) Kristin Ake - St. Louis, Mo 63109
129) Tom Berry - St. Louis, 63119
130) Jasmine Waltman
131) Ashley Waltman
132) Blake Ward
133) Nate Clancy
134 - Yes, please add me to your list. I am a
descendant of Philip Sherman, 1st Secretary of the state of Rhode Island. Susan A.
I don't know what is going on with this
house now. I haven't read anything current. If it is not too late
please add our names to the petition. I think we are related to this
family. Thank you for all your work! Lynn Case
136 - Tina Case
137 - Trent Case
138 - Tina Rhymer
139 - Gregory Hubbard, Sanford,
141 - Kelly Fore Waldroup
142 - Bertie Fore Smith
Hi. I am a huge fan of the
history and lore of the St.Louis area as a whole - but specifically the
Meramec Valley including Castlewood, Sherman, Jedberg, Glencoe, etc. My
kids and I have hiked and biked all over this area over the years and I
would love to see this amazing historic home preserved. Pete
Stemler - Ballwin, Mo.
145) Amanda Pfountz - Castlewood Community Association
146) Karl Wolf - Eureka, Mo.
147) Latonia Lyczak - We must do all in our power to
preserve any and all history.