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Annie Keener. 
Residence, Ahniwake, Okla.

Reasons: The father of the applicant was enrolled in 1851 by Drennen in 362 Tahlequah under the name of Stu-e-stee. (Hard to read) also enrolled in same grant.

Commissioner of Indian Affairs
Washington, D. C.

I hereby make application for such share as me be due me of the fund appropriated by the Act of Congress approved June 30, 1906, in accordance with the decrees of the Court of Claims of May 18, 1905, and May 28, 1906, in favor of the Eastern Cherokees. The evidence of identity is herewith subjoined.

1. State Full Name:
English Name- Annie Keener 
Indian Name- Ah-ne
2. Residence- Tahlequah District
3. Town and Post Office- Ahniwake, I. T.
4. County: Cherokee Nation
5. State- Indian Territory
6. Date and Place of Birth-- February 1871. Tahlequah Dist. cher. Nat. I. T.
7. By what right do you claim to share? If you claim through more than one relative living in 1851, set forth each claim separately:
I claim through the shares of my mother Gar-loo=kee Whitekiller, for my grandfather Oo-ner-gar-te-he or Whitekiller, for my grandmother Susie Whitekiller, for my aunt Te-tar-he-ya-ske Whitekiller and for my uncle Bird Chopper or Je-squa-gar-loo-ya Whitekiller.

8. Are you married? Yes
9. Name and age of wife or husband- Levi Keener, his age is 35 years.
10. Give names of your father and mother, and your mother’s name before marriage-
Father- English name- Key Ketcher
Indian name- Stu-e-stee
Mother- English name-
Indian name-Gar-loo-kee Whitekiller, was Ketcher at death
Maiden name- Gar-loo-kee Whitekiller

11. Where were they born?
Father- Tahlequah Dist. Cher. Nat. Ind. Ter. 
Mother- Tahlequah Dist. Cher. Nat. Ind. Ter

12. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time
Father- Tahlequah Dist. Cher. Nat. Ind. Ter 
Mother- Tahlequah Dist. Cher. Nat. Ind. Ter

13. Date of death of your father and mother?
Father- Is living 
Mother-Either February or March 1871 I was just two weeks old when my mother died.

14. Were they ever enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where-
Yes 1851, 1870, for my mother, 1856, 1870, 1880, 1881, 1883, 1886, 1891, 1894 and Dawes Com. roll for my father.

15. Name all your brothers and sisters, giving ages, and if not living, give date of death-
I am the only child except 3 half brothers and a half sister who are by a different mother + not entilled

16. State English and Indian name of your grandparents on both father’s and mother’s side, if possible-
Father’s Side 
Mankiller Ketcher 
Chee-coo-ee or Nancy Ketcher 

Mother’s Side
Oo-ner-gar-te-he or Whitekiller
Susie Whitekiller

17. Where were they born? Old Cherokee Nation

18. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time? All lived in Tahlequah District Cherokee Nation Ind. Ter.

19. Give names of all their children, and residence, if living; if not living, give dates of deaths
Children of Ar-ne-scar-ya-te-he or Ketcher Mankiller and Chee-coo-le-or Nancy Ketcher.
(1) English name-Key Ketcher or Catcher
Indian name- Stu-e-stee 
Residence- Tahlequah dist. Cher. Nat. Ind. Ter.

(2) English name- Maggie Ketcher or Catcher Died Oct. 17, 1867
Indian name- Qua-kee
Residence- Tahlequah dist. Cher. Nat. Ind. Ter.

(3) English name-Sam Ketcher Died Jan. 1863
Indian name- Tah-lah-see-nee
Residence- Tahlequah Dist. Cher. Nat. ind. Ter.

(4) English name-James Ketcher or Catcher Died in 1857
Indian name-Ah-ta-yor-he
Residence- Tahlequah Dist. Cher. Nat. Ind. Ter.

(5) English name- John Ketcher Died 1861
Indian name- Te-keh-le-sah-der-ske
Residence- Tahlequah District Cher. Nat. Ind. Ter.

(6) English name-
Indian name-Te-nar-la-we-stah or Stop died in 1861

Children of Oo-ner-gar-te-he or White Killer and Susie White Killer:
(1) Te-tar-ke-ya-ske Died about 1870 No descendants.
(2) Je-squa-gar-loo-ya or Bird Chopper Died about 1879 no descendants.
(3) Che-nah-we Died about 1881 no descendants
(4) Gar-loo-kee Died either in Feb. or March 1871 no descendants.
(5) Buffalo Whitekiller Teh-geh-tah, living

20. Have you ever been enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where-
Yes, 1880, 1881, 1883, 1886, 1891, 1894 and Dawes Commission roll.

21. To expedite identification, claimant should give the full English and Indian names, if possible, of their
paternal and maternal ancestors back to 1835.

(Under this head the applicant may give additional information that he believes will assist in proving his claim).
I have three half brothers and one half sister but they are not entitled to any of these shares for which I claim. Their father is Key Ketcher by a different mother. I claim to be the only heir to shares of the parties for whom I have made application.

Note: Answers should be brief but explicit: the words ‘yes’ , ‘no’, and ‘unknown’ may be used in cases where applicable. Read the questions carefully.

I solemnly swear that the foregoing statements made by me are true to the best of my knowledge and belief.
Signed:Annie Keener
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 18 day of October, 1906
Signed: C. M. Roberts
Notary Public

(The following affidavit must be sworn to by two or more witnesses who are well acquainted with the applicant.)

Personally appeared before me Jesse Sixkiller and E. P. Parris , who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with Annie Keener , who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known her for 7 years and 15 years, respectively, and know her to be the identical person she represents herself to be, and that the statements made by her are true, to the best of their knowledge and belief, and they have no interest whatever in her claim.
Witnesses Signatures:
Jesse Sixkiller
E. P. Parris

Subscribed and sworn to before me on this 18 day of October, 1906
C. M. Roberts
Notary public

[Transcribed by Katy Pitts, July 2003]


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