KANZA Chapter

Covering the Emigrant Trails of Northeast Kansas

Most of our area is through towns or on private land. We care for numerous graves in our area: including Roush, Marshall, Attebery and Mastin. We also keep an eye on the numerous swales and other trail related sites in this area.


The purpose of this Chapter is to aid OCTA in accomplishing its purposes as stated in OCTA’s Articles of Incorporation. These include: to carry on scholarly research and to identify, mark, map, and preserve the trails and associated historic sites, landmarks, artifacts, and objects; to educate the public regarding the trails; promote OCTA and its work; and develop and staff when appropriate, trail related acquisitions or preservation easements. Only a dues-paying member of OCTA is eligible to become a member of this Chapter. We welcome new members.


President – Duane Iles
Vice President – Charles Weichert
Secretary – Alicia Keegan
Treasurer – Arleta Martin
Past President – Pat Keegan
Board Member – Carolyn Iles