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I'm looking for any information on the parents of Jennie Isaacs Woodward.Jennie lived in Brewster from about 1905 to her death in 1946.  I have information on Jennie from the "History of Blaine County, Nebraska" butnothing on her parents.  I don't even know whether or not they lived in
Blaine County.  I'd love to find out their birth, marriage, death datesand locations they lived.  Her parents were Thomas Isaacs and Katherine Tutherow.

Date: February 11, 2003    Contact:
Lisa Woodward Lloyd


I am looking for any information on Pritchard, Nebraska, the surname of Pritchard, or the post office at Pritchard, in Blaine County, Nebraska.  Two of the names that my great-uncle remembered were J. A. (Joe) and O. E. (Oscar) Pritchard.  Their family is listed in Purdum Precinct in both the 1900 and 1910 US Blaine census.  Any information will be appreciated.
Date:  November 8, 2002    Contact:
Stacey Gunter


I am looking for anyone related to this Blaine County family.  They are listed in the 1920 US Nebraska census for Blaine, and I need to update their family.  Their names are Francis Marion Yost, and his wife, Nettie Kenzer: children, Bill M. & Lucille Arnold, Con M. & Esther Arnold, Verna M. & Ernest Anderson, Ora M. & Steamer Greer, and Althea M. & Homer Empfield.
Date: August 26, 2002    Contact:
Gerry Yost

Montana Boyle or Montana Labertew lived in Blaine County, Nebraska about 1914.  I am interested in finding this person. I am also searching for Frederick Ray Morgan is also connected to this name. 
Date: August 6, 2002    Contact:
Margaret Christiansen

My great-grandfather, James Franklin Maddock, lived with his family in the Blaine County area in the late1800s' and 1900s'. His son ,Arthur, lived on the homestead in early 1900s. I would like any   information concerning this family. father James Franklin Maddock mother Sara Elizabeth Walters and 4 children Cora, Bertha, Arthur and Ida.
Date: March 13, 2002         Contact:
Jacqueline Poe

PIKE, TURNBULL, TURNER                                    
Researching surnames Turnbull and Turner. Especially interested in locating information on Logan Turnbull (b. 11-5-1892, Omaha, NE), my grandfather and information on Judge William Turner (b. 3-13-1859, England; d. 1934) wife Lucy Pike (b. 9-4-1860, England; d.1950. My grandmother Ruby Turner (b. 1-2-1894, Brewster, NE; d. 1970) married Logan Turnbull. Her father was Judge William Turner.
Date: January 2, 2002         Contact:
S. Watrus


Looking for information on the Woodward surname from the Brewster area.
Date: December 9, 2001         Contact:
Lyle Zimmerman


Looking for family of George Frederick Cole b. 1842 m. Clara Marie Brion. They had following children: Dean Erwin, Guy Frederick George, Arthur, Clara, Georginna, and Sarah. Looking for dates and places and marriages of the children.
Date: September 8, 2001 Contact with your new email address: Esther Rogers


I am looking for any information on Martin S. Miller (born 1873) and his family. His mother's 1937 obituary states that she was survived by her son Martin of Brewster and seven grandsons. Any information on Martin and his sons would be greatly appreciated.
Date: July 31, 2001         Contact:
Guy Podgornik


I am looking for someone who has information on Dunning, Blaine, Nebraska cemetery information. I am looking for the grave of John Jennings, born Jan. 7, 1899 to Thomas J. Jennings and Elizabeth Hazel (Settles) Jennings, he lived in Missouri, and then Omaha, Nebraska for many years. He died in August 1956 and is buried in Dunning, Blaine, Nebraska. If anyone has cemetery info and also if anyone can find an obit for me. Thank you for your time and help.
Date: May 7, 2001         Contact:


Seeking information on the family of James Alfred Stinnard (1853 - Nov. 1945 Brewster, NE) married Cora Belle Merrill (1869-1900). They had the following children: Anna Cora b. 1892, Lawrence Nelson b. 1894, Edith Jane b. 1897 and Mary Belle b. 1899. James originally moved to Custer Co, NE in 1876 from Palmyra Township, Wayne Co, PA and then moved about 1914 to Brewster.
Date: April 8, 2001         Contact:
Paula Radwanski


Researching surnames Hunt and Fox in Blaine County, Nebraska
Date: February 3, 2001         Contact:
Al Carlson


I seek an obituary or other info on Hugh Ferguson, who lived on a ranch south of Brewster, in Blaine Co, Nebraska. He died on 22 Dec 1953. His wife was Mollie; he had six children, some or all by a previous wife, who may have died there before 1931. Any info appreciated.
Date: February 3, 2001         Contact:
Al Carlson


My g-g-grandfather, Moses B. Welch/Welsh, was supposed to have been a county prosecutor for Blaine county, probably in the mid to later 1880's to 1892 when he moved to Custer county. Looking for any info about his time in Blaine county.
Date: June 26, 2000   
Jerry L. Smith


I am looking for information on the Avis family. Maude Josephine Avis married Charles Rice in 1954, Charles died in 1955 in Blaine County. Maude had two siblings. Ethel and Arthur. Her parents names were Edward Joseph Avis and Theodosia Burr Calbreath. Ethel married Albert Hutt, Arthur never married that I know of.
Date: June 20, 2000  Please contact us with your new email address : Stacy Moorhead


My great-grandmother, Caroline (Sommers) Cook-Tomlinson, died in Dunning in 1914 and was buried in Anselmo. Other surnames are: SIMPSON, LOURY, SMITH, SAMPLES, LUTZ, AND PENROD. Originally from OH and IN, they all sojourned in KS and OK. Anyone researching these folks??
Date: February 23, 2000         Contact:
Tony Smith


I am looking for any information on William Oren Philipsen and Ethel Ida Wymore, married in Dunning, NE on November 23, 1910. I am especially interested on any information on their infant son Howard. Birth after 1910, death unknown. He lived approximately 7 months. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Date: February 20, 2000   Contact us with your new email address Sharon Schuab


Looking for information on Phoebe Edwards (b. 1825, d. in Blaine Co, NE 1893). She was married April 2, 1845 to Dr. Aras B. Cox (b. in Floyd Co, VA. 1816, d. in Blaine Co, NE 1907). They lived o\in Ashe Co, NC for several years before moving to MO, then to NE. They are buried in Blaine Co. They had five children: Mary Jane, Henry, Edward, Charles, and Albert. This research is in connection to my work on the Edward Family of NC.
Date: December 9, 1999         Contact:
Leon O. Kearns


Researching birth dates, place of birth, parents of, perhaps where buried, any writings on, any information helpful on: Great-grandfather Ervin David Simon and wife Caroline (Zimmerman); and Great-grandfather Herman Kurpjuweit and wife Bertha (Neuman). They lived north of Brewster for many years.
Date: October 31, 1999         Contact:
Jeree (Simon) Anderson


Searching for info on Charles Bascom Wycliffe Cox, b. 15 Apr 1851, NC. A book loaned to me indicated he was a physician in Brewster, Blaine County, NE. I need to determine the origin of the name Bascon to continue my search. My father was a James Bascom Morris. I have been searching Cox info because my father's commanding officer in Navy (1928-Annapolis, MD) was supposed to have been a Lt. Cox.
Date: September 30, 1999         Contact:
Helen Morris Rushing


I'm researching my gggrandfather, Elisha Crouch, who died in 1891, and is supposed to be buried in Brewster, Nebraska, cemetery, Blaine Co. He reportedly died in Halsey, Blaine County. Would anyone have access to obituaries, or cemetery records, who could please see if parents were listed for Elisha? Thanks in advance for any help!
Date: September 28, 1999         Contact:
John Crouch


I am researching the Land family ancestry. At this time I am researching John Edwin Land who married Harriet Ellen Chapman in Iowa about 1860. They went west and settled north of Dunning, Nebraska. They built a sod home and John was a rancher. I would like to communicate with anyone who has knowledge of this family. John and Harriet are buried in the Chapman Cemetery, Barnes, Kansas. I am willing to share all family information.
Date: July 12, 1999         Contact:
Otto Land


Researching info on the names of: the Kurpjuweit family or families of German Valley settlement, near Brewster. My grandmother was Gertrude (Kurpjuweit) Kock, her mother, I believe was Ida Kurpjuweit. Gertrude also had a brother by the name of Albert, etc. Also researching the names of Jacob, George, and Jake Koch, possibly of German Valley, as well as Tina (Bushhousen) Koch, Beel, Baxter, etc. Any info, info help or direction, contacts, etc. would be greatly appreciated.
Date: July 10, 1999         Contact:
Jake Koch


I am looking for information on the family of Frank and Anna Shamblin. They were the parents of eight children, my grandfather, Alfred (B. 2-20-1880 ?, D.approx 1975, in Calif), sisters Hazel (B.1902, D.1926), Bernice, Ida (married George Ferguson), Geraldine (married Ollen Dellinger), and Maysie, and brothers Harry, and Edgar. The family members resided in several towns, such as Broken Bow, Brewster, Hyannis, and Alliance. Any information would be helpful, as I am just beginning my genealogical research.
Date: July 2, 1999         Contact:
Sandra Stafford  


I am looking for any information on an Ursula ?? who married Phillip Charles Liesche and had a son, Richard Charles. They now/did reside in Omaha, NE. I have been told that Ursula came from Blaine County, NE. I am the biological daughter of the son, and am beginning to research family history where I can find it.
Date: February 22, 1999         Contact:
Carrie Cleland


I'm looking for death information on Sylvestor Cooper , who moved to Deering, Blaine Co. Nebraska sometime between 1881 and 1899. He originally came from Wakefield, Carroll Co. , NH.
Date: November 1, 1998         Contact:
Diane Johnson


I need historical information about the Sam White family who homesteaded in Blaine Co in late 1800s. He married Alma Keller and had two dtrs, Lois and Blanche. After Alma died he married Nettie Rogers, they had a son, Howard b. dec. 1 1940 in Broken Bow. Any history or stories about the family will be greatly appreciated.
Date: August 27, 1998         Contact:
Jeanne Rogers Barnard


I recently received copies of the Application for Social Security Account for a Granduncle and his wife. John William Kudron from Genoa, Nance Co, NE married Zelpha F. Samson whose birthplace is listed as Dunning, Blaine Co, NE. According to the SSA form, Zelpha's parents were Evan Lloyd Samson and Emma Georgia McConnell. My family resources know very little about John and Zelpha. Them moved to the Lewiston, ID/Clarkston, WA area. This is where they filled out their applications for SSNs. Looking for information on these Samson or McConnell families.

Updated: 17 July 2004  Contact: 
Marge Sandlier


I am looking for the family of Albert Rudolph Boyd b. 3 Jan 1857 in Tuscarawas, OH, d. 20 Aug 1929 in Halsey, Blaine Co, NE, m. 25 Mar 1877 Kirwin Twnshp., Phillipsburg, Phillips Co, KS to Nancy Sutley b. 3 Sep 1856 in Bellvue, Sarpy Co, NE, d. 2 Dec 1920 in Cairo, Hall Co, NE. Anyone with information about this family?
Date: July 9, 1998   Contact us with your new email address: Carolyn Wheeler


Baxter, Susie Arminta b. 1868, possibly in Iowa.  Married Montgomery Fuller.  Moved from IA to NE, to Blaine and/or Rock Counties. Appreciate any contacts with possible Baxter relatives.
Date: March 20, 1998     Contact us with your new email address: Karlyn Armstrong


In the 1900 Blaine County, Nebraska census Nathan W. Bishop (born Jan 1851 in NC) and Louisa Elizabeth (Ketcherside) Bishop (born 1850, 1852 or 1856) were living with two children: Archie (born Jun 1890) and Mary (born Jul 1894). The family married at Johnson County, Arkansas. Elizabeth said she was the mother of ten children, five living. I can't find the family on the 1880 Arkansas or Nebraska soundex. Does anyone have anything on this family? Is there a Blaine County cemetery book?
Date: June 14, 1997         Contact:
Dan Stevenson


Researching Whipple names and McKee families. Rbt James Whipple b. 28 June 1928, Purdum, Ne; Grandfather Rbt James McKee, have a lot on most of the Whipple's.
Date: June 5, 1997    Contact us with your new email address Harold L. Dutcher  


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