Edward Hotchkiss


Personal and Family Information

Edward was born on 2 FEB 1834 in Bothkennar, Carronshore, Stirling, Scotland, the son of Cornelius Hotchkiss and Rebecca Simpson.

He died on 15 JAN 1912 in Burlingame, Osage County, Kansas.

His wife was Margaret Janet Penman, who he married on 20 AUG 1855 in Bothkennar, Carronshore, Stirling, Scotland. Their ten known children were Annie (1856-1929), Cornelius (1858-1930), William (1860-1896), Rebecca (1863-1866), Margaret (1865-1947), Edward (1867-1955), Alexander (Sandy) (1869-1937), Rebecca (1871-1946), James (1873-1953) and Mary (1879-1957).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Edward Hotchkiss


Cornelius Hotchkiss


Edward Hotchkiss


Cornelius Hotchkiss


Janet Stewart


Margaret Baad


William Baad


Margaret Fairly


Rebecca Simpson


Robert Simpson


Margaret Borland



Birth2 FEB 1834
Place: Bothkennar, Carronshore, Stirling, Scotland
Death15 JAN 1912
Place: Burlingame, Osage County, Kansas
Christening9 APR 1834
Place: Bothkennar, Carronshore, Stirling, Scotland
Burial16 JAN 1912
Place: Burlingame Cmtry, Burlingame, Osage County, Kansas


OccupationCoal Miner


Note 1

!Note: moved to US Aug 1884

!Ocupation: Coal Miner.

!Note: 1957 Hotchkiss family picnic list, gravestone & Kansas State Census of 1890 show birthdate at Dec 1, 1831. However, this is contrary to documentation in Scotland (Marriage Record), which shows a birthdate of 2 Feb 1834, and is more likely to be accurate.

!Note: Edward and Margaret immigrated to the United States and Burlingame, Osage County, Kansas in 1884 with all of their children , except Cornelius, William and Annie who preceded them in 1880. (Copied from a family record -- unknown author). Witnesses at wedding were William Holder and William Penman.


They established their homes east of the railroad tracks in Burlingame, along Switztler Creek, in what became known as Scotch Row. Edward and Margaret lived in a 3 room house with a bay window, which they referred to as "the big house", on the west end of the street, next to the railroad tracks. Their three married children lived in the other three houses on the street, which at the time was little more than a trail on the open prairie.

!Obituary: (Burlingame Newspaper) -- Edward Hotchkiss --

Edward Hotchkiss, a resident of Burlingame for twenty-eight years, died at his home here Monday morning, January 15th, at 3:00 o'clock. Mr. Hotchkiss was eighty-one years old and had been in very poor health for six months past. He was born at Carronshore, near Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland, in December, 1831. In 1855 he was married to Miss Margaret Penman who together with four sons and four daughters survive him. They are Neal, Alexander, James, Edward Jr., Mrs. Rebbecca Foster, and Mrs. Anna Wilson, of this city; Mrs. Mary Washington, of Columbus, Kansas, and Mrs. Margaret Sharp, of Scammon, Kas.


Mr Hotchkiss worked in the coal mines in Scotland until August 1884, when he came with his family to Burlingame, and this place has been his home continuously since. He was the father of ten children, two of whom preceded him to the eternal home beyond. Besides his own children he leaves fifty three grandchildren and thirty-five great-grandchildren, making a total of ninety-six living decendants. The funeral was held at the home Tuesday, January 16 at 2 p. m., conducted by Rev. Schaible of the Presbyterian church, after which interment took place in the Burlingame cemetery.


Mr. Hotchkiss was a good citizen and good neighbor. He bore the enviable reputation of always dealing squarely and honestly with his fellow man. He worked hard all his life, or until afflicted by age and infirmity. He has gone to his reward. Peaceful be his rest. --

!Source: http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/ OPR Births & Baptisms

No Date Surname Forename Parent Names/Frame No. Sex Parish


!Source: My own reading ot the Old Parish Records from Bothkennar on microfilm at the LDS Library shows christening on 9 Apr 1912.

!Source: http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/ SR Marriages

No Year Surname (M) Forename (M) Surname (F) Forename (F) District City/County/MR


1855. MARRIAGES in the Parish of Bothkennar in the County of Stirling Registered by Alexander Quin Registrar.



When, where, and how married.

On twentieth August 1855 at Bothkennar Manse Marriage after Bannes was solumized between us according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church of Scotland.

Signatures of the Parties.

Signed Edward his x mark Hotchkis

William Penman Witness

William Hildon Witness

Signed Margaret Penman


Present Usual


Carronshore Carronshore

Parish of Parish of

Bothkennar Bothkennar

Stirlingshire Stirlingshire


Carronshore Carronshore

Parish of Parish of

Bothkennar Bothkennar

Stirlingshire Stirlingshire


(Edward) 21 (Margaret) 18)

Rank or Profession, and Relationship of Parties (if related).

(Edward) Coalminer Bacheler

(Margaret) Sempstress Spenster

If a Widower or Widow, Whether Second or Third Marriage.


Children by each former Marriage

Living Dead


Birthplace, and when and where registered.


Born & Registered on February 2nd 1834 at Bothkennar, Stirlingshire


Born & Registered on March 20th 1837 at Larbert, Stirlingshire


Names / Rank, Profession or Occupation

Cornelius Hotchkis and - Coalminer

Rebekah Hotchkis Maiden name Simpson

William Penman and - Coalminer

Ann Penman Maiden name Christie

If a regular Marriage, Signatures of Officiating Minister and Witnesses.


William Stevenson

Minister of



William Penman Witness

William Holden Witness

If irregular, date of Extract, Sentence of Conviction, or Decree of Declarator, and in what Court pronounced.


When and where registered, and Signature of Registrar.

1855 August 20th at Bothkennar

Alexander Quin Registrar.

!Source: Gravestone enscription.



BORN DEC. 1, 1831

DIED JAN. 15, 1912.


BORN MAR. 1, 1837

DIED JUNE 10, 1912.