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ADAIR, RICKMAN, JAMES
I am looking for anyone related to these surnames from the Decatur, Macy, Walthill, and surrounding areas. Please email me if you have any connection. Thanks!
Amy V. < CeltyWitch@wmconnect.com > Jan 3, 2002

ALLEN

I would like to receive information about Amy Alice Allen, who was born 16 Jun 1880 in Tekamah, Burt Co., Nebraska, the daughter of George Harvey Allen and Nancy Rebecca Miller.

"Mary Kay" < pkuhfittig@wi.rr.com > 20 Jul 2010

Response: Family is not in 1885 census for Burt County, NE.  They seem to be in Woodbury County, Iowa in 1900.

ANDERSON

I am looking for info on my great grand father, Andrew Peter Anderson, who farmed in Oakland. He had four sons and a daughter. Sigert, Emil, and Ellen are the only names I know. Sigert was my grandfather who farmed in Oakland till the late 40's and retired in Fremont. Andrew Peter Anderson came from Sweden in the 1800's. He changed his name from Johansson to Anderson when he got here. Thank you for any information or help you may provide.
Ron Anderson <ronandersonpainting@cox.net> 18 Nov 2008

ANDERON, NELSON
In the 1885 census of Burt co., the household of August and Lotta Anderson contains two young people named Oscar Nelson (16) and Tilda Nelson (9). I believe these to be brother and sister, cousins of August Anderson. I'm trying to find out what became of them; does anyone have any information about whether they married and left descendants?
Richard Johnson <roj@nccn.net>

Found the following on the Burt site "1898 - Oakland Independent".
D: Nelson, Oscar: Oct 21, 1898: p 8: c 1: Wausa
   Died last Tue. at Emmanuel Hospital, Omaha. Has been employed many years at Elkhorn Ranch. Recently had appendicitis, but (sic) had caused death. Mr. Parks went to Omaha the following morning and brought body up for burial here, conducted by the M.W.A. Lodge today. Young man in prime of his youth. No known relatives. Insurance through Woodman Lodge was made payable to a Miss Nelson, supposed to be his sister, there is no knowledge of her whereabouts.

And from Find-A-Grave:
Oscar A. Nelson Birth: Dec. 1, 1868 Death: Oct. 10, 1898
Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery Wausa Knox County Nebraska, USA
Created by: K. Roberts Record added: Aug 27, 2011 Find A Grave Memorial# 75563929

BEAN, MONROE, METZLER, TAYLOR
My g-grandparents were b. in Tekamah, Burt Co., NE. MONROE, Carrie May (b. 10/17/1882 to MONRO, Henry Wiiliam and METZLER, Malinda Jane) and BEAN, Don Edwin (b. 10/26/1881 to BEAN, Charles Edwin and TAYLOR, Amanda Kaziah) were married on 3/10/1909 (not listed on the website). Any further info. that anyone would like to share would be wonderful. Thank you.
Caryn Robison <jrobison@brazoria.net > 13 Jan 2001

BEHN, ANSON, GOING, RABE
Am researching the mentioned families from Burt Co., NE and am willing to share/exchange information on them.
Shryll Behn <shryllb@prodigy.net > 04 Mar 2000

CARLSON, ANDERSON

I have a photograph with a label from about 1950 – 1960 showing “Mrs. Kline Anderson Daughter from Oakland”. This is an adult woman probably in her 40’s with my Great Uncle Samuel August Carlson and his wife Minnie Josefina (Nelson).  The Carlson’s would have been living in Wausa, NE at this time.  I am not sure of the “Kline” spelling – it is a little messy.  My goal is to learn something about this lady – Mrs. Kline Anderson’s daughter of Oakland.
Joe Thurstenson < joe@thurstenson.com > 13 Feb 2008

CARLSON, CHRISTIANSEN, NOVAK
I am researching information on my paternal grandparents, CARLSON, Gilbert and CHRISTIANSEN, Mabel. Their son, CARLSON, John Samuel, is my father. I am also researching information on my maternal grandparents, NOVAK, Jake and his wife (unknown name). Their daughter, NOVAK Charlene Pearl, is my mother. Charlene and John moved to Round Lake, MN in 1968. If you have any information on the above persons, please contact me.
Darcy Markee < darcy.markee@gmail.com > 17 Nov 2001 (email changed 8 Oct 2010)

COLE, GREENFIELD
I am researching COLE, Wiley P. (aka COLE, William Person), who was in Tecumseh in 1867 and 1869, as his 2 youngest children; C
OLE, Robert Lindford and COLE, Sharh C.; were born there. I am also searching GREENFIELD, Emery m. COLE, Evelinda Margaret in Johnson Co.; July 26, 1874.
Mona Pomraning < mkad@earthlink.net > 29 Jan 2001

CONKLIN, ASHBY, MOSEMAN, DISHAW, ANDERSEN, ANDERSON, ABENDROTH
I am researching the above mentioned names. Many have lived in Decatur, Oakland, and Tekamah in Burt County. My gg-grandfather, CONKLIN, Henry S., and his wife; RANDALL, Betsy; moved from OH to Decatur in the 1800's. Their child; CONKLIN, Cyrus; had a son; CONKLIN, Frank R.; whom m. ASHBY, Marie Francis, whose father was ASHBY, John. Frank's son; CONKLIN, Frank R. Jr.; is my father. My mother; DISHAW-MOSEMAN, Margaret L.; was adopted when she was young. With her permission, I am researching her side of my family, as she is not on-line. Her father; DISHAW, Alfred; m. ANDERSEN/ANDERSON, (unknown) from Omaha. She had an unfortunate childhood and only remembers that her grandmother's name was ANDERSEN/ANDERSON, Lillian. Her adopted family was MOSEMAN, William of Rosalie and later Tekamah and ABENDROTH, Matilda. If you have any information or would like some information, please contact me.
Tania Ullarich < numagic@conpoint.com > 13 Apr 2001

CROM
I am looking for the names of the children of CROM, Elmer L. (b.31 Oct 1879, d. Jan 1950) and Cordie (d. 1969). They both lived in Tekamah or nearby and had several children including my deceased father (CROM, Earnest Lloyd). There may be Gladis, Dorthy, and James in the family.
Stephanie Marie Crom-Sahr < smsahr@msn.com >Wed., June 05, 2002

CROMER, WAPELHORST
I am researching my family, many who have lived in Oakland. My grandfather was CROMER, George and his wife was WAPELHORST, Emma C. I know that my grandfather was in law enforcement in the Oakland region, but I am not sure in what capacity (I believe in the county sheriff dept). I have uncles who were long time residents of Oakland; CROMER, Robert; CROMER , Norm. My mother was b. in Oakland and raduated from Oakland High. Her name was CROMER, DeLores. I believe she worked for a time at the hospital. Any information, dates, photos would be very much appreciated.
Greg Mutz < mutzer@gateway.net > Thurs., Mar. 9, 2000

ELLIS, ARNOLD, CONYERS, ELLIOT, FISHER, HARRIS, HENRY, MONROE, NEWTON, PRATT, VAN VALIN
ELLIS and allied families in Tekamah and surrounding area. I am researching decendents of ELLIS, Charles (b. abt. 1806, NY) and PRATT, Mary (b. abt. 1809, NY). At least 3 of their sons: Morey, DeLoss C., and Jason F. resided in or around Burt Co. from the mid-1870's onward. They were mostly in the Tekamah area. ELLIS, Morey C. (b. 1832) m. FISHER, Eleanor. Morey d. 1898 and is bur. in Tekamah. Eleanor's bur. is currently unknown. Their children are: ELLIS, Adelaide m. ELLIOT, Orin in Washington Co. in 1874. ELLIS, Sally Adell (d. 1881, bur. Herman, NE) m. VAN VALIN, William W. in Washington Co. in 1875. ELLIS, Alice m. ARNOLD, Charles in Admah, NE in 1878. ELLIS, Ellen (b. 1867) m. unknown. ELLIS, Jason M. m. HARRIS, Clara L. in Craig, NE in 1891. ELLIS, DeLoss Charles (b. 1841, NY; d. Jan. 1897; bur. Tekamah) 1: m. MONROE, Elizabeth. 2: m. CONYERS, Arantha in Tekamah. Children include: ELLIS, Eva J. (d. 1914); ELLIS, Herbert DeLoss; ELLIS, Charles John; ELLIS, Maude; ELLIS, Mary; ELLIS, Cora Bell; ELLIS, Elizabeth; and ELLIS, Cecelia. ELLIS, Arbetta (or Arletta) m. HENRY, Johnnie E. in Tekamah in 1882. ELLIS, Jason F. (d. June 30, 1926, bur. in Tekamah) m. NEWTON, Ella L. in Arizona Precinct in 1873. Children include: ELLIS,Emmet I.; ELLIS, Ernest; ELLIS, Clarence; ELLIS, Eva; ELLIS, Daisy; and ELLIS, Jay F. Would like to hear from any decendents of these brothers or any other ELLIS kin. Other children of Charles and Mary ELLIS are: Eliza (b. abt. 1834), Jane (b. abt. 1838), Lewis (b. abt. 1841), Maria (b. abt. 1843), Cecelia (b. abt. 1847), and Henry (b. in the 1850s). Thanks.
Marie Hosdil <emhosdil@1st.net> 14 Jan 2002 (Note: burials have been confirmed by coordinator.)

FRIIS, GARNER
Need help in finding an obit. for GARNER, Della M., wife of FRIIS, Christen P. Della d. 27 July 1933 and is bur. at Craig Cemetery, Craig, Burt Co., NE.
Dee Yeager <dyeager@urx.com> Wed., Sept. 04, 2002

FROBERG, KARLSDOTTER, LARSDOTTER, JOHANSSON
Need info. on FROBERG, Nils Peter August (changed from JOHANSSON) (b. 2 May 1847, Locknevi, Smaland, Sweden; d. 10 Feb. 1917, Oakland, NE) m.1. LARSDOTTER, Karolina Maria (d. 1886, NE; unknown burial) in Sweden and had the following children: Alma, Charles Magnus and Axel. They came to US ca. 1882. m.2. KARLSDOTTER, Emelia Charlotta (b 7 Nov. 1851, Hjorted, Kalmar, Sweden; d. 2 Apr. 1919; bur. Lutheran Cemetery, Oakland, NE) and had the following children: Ethyl m. RODMAN, Wolfred; Amelia m. HANSEN, Gosland; Elvira m. CONN, Frank; Hildur m. NILSON/NELSON, Peter. Any info. on Nils and his families would be greatly appreciated.
Barbara Croy <bj20@q.com> Sat., Apr. 27, 2002
Freburgs (Frieberg) were in was Burt, Douglas and Cuming Counties.
(Surname modification with address change 12 Nov 2011)

GILBERT, WAY, ALLEN, WARNER, GAINES

Hamar (Hamer) Gilbert & Corada Cerelsda Way married (1883) Hillsdale Iowa and moved to Burt county.
Their children were:
     Aldia Floy b 1885 m Miles Alonzo Allen
     Norva Ivel b 1887
     Effie Azula b 1889 (Decater, Burt Co, NE) m George Philemon Warner
     Edna b 1893 m Homer Gaines
The only record I have of any children being born in Burt Co is for Effie Gilbert.
My question is why would they move to Lebanon, KS  for about 2 years then move back that Effie & Edna would be born? They later returned to Lebanon, KS and homesteaded there.
Or were all the children born there, then they moved to KS? After 1894 or so?
Edna was born in KS as far as my research tells me.  But was she?
I thought there may be some kind of records for these folks in Burt County.
Where did the name Azula come from (Effies middle name)? Were they Quaker?

I'd like to find some clues about these folks. Any information appreciated. Thanks.
Mary Grether <mary_grether@yahoo.com> Sun. 19 Oct 2008

GOOD, METS
Looking for any info. on a METS, Scott and GOOD, Hattie m. in Burt Co between Feb. 1882 and Dec 26, 1889. I would like to share info. with anyone who knows of them. Please email me. Thank you.
Julie <julieberg@msn.com> Mon 29 Oct, 2001

HUFF, WALDON

I am researching an ancester, Warren Wishard Huff, b. Feb. 1864 in Iowa and died June 22, 1928 in Lyons, Burt Co., NE. I am looking for burial records -- the cemetery where he is buried, obituary, etc. and am having no luck. His wife's name was Maude Violet (Waldon) Huff. I do not have a date of death for her. I know she was born around 1871 in Nebraska.

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated. Thank you,
Shelly Johnson < shellyj@mycns.net > 2 Nov 2009  

30179 140th Street , Ackley, IA 50601

ISACKSON
I am seeking any information I can obtain on John A. ISACKSON (b. 29 Jan 1855) and his wife.  I have a photo with notes indicating they were living in Burt County on 9 Jul 1884.  I believe he may have moved his family to a new Swedish colony being established in Silver Hill, Alabama shortly after 1900 but not sure of that.  He may have had his parents, Isak NILSON (Nelson) and his wife Lena Stina living with him because his brother, Frank Otto NELSON (John kept the traditional Swedish naming and Frank Americanized) moved his family to Julesburg, Colorado in 1888.  I had found Isak and Lena in Cumings Twp in Cumings County 1880 census but lost track of them after that.  I would like to learn where John lived – the attached photo with the 9 Jul 1884 date showing John and his wife may provide someone in Burt County some clues.
Joe Thurstenson <joe@thurstenson.com> 2 Feb 2008

JANSSEN, KEARNEY, TAYLOR
Extract of an obit, which appeared Peninsula Daily News, Port Angeles, WA on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001. JANSSE, Dorothy Lavonne (b. 1 Aug 1930 Tekemah, Neb., to TAYLOR,Glen O. and KEARNEY, Mary F.; d 5 Oct 2001 Forks, WA) She lived in NE, MO, and Carlsborg, WA. She married JANSSEN, Marion E. at Aberdeen, WA., 4 Oct 1947. They managed motels in OR and WA. Had lived in Sequim and Port Angeles, WA, before moving to Forks in 1987. Mrs. Janssen was baptized as a Jehovah's Witness in 1956. She wrote poetry. Survivors include: husband, 2 sons, 3 daughters, a brother, 18 grandchildren and 13 g-grandchildren. Preceded in death by a brother. If interested in this family, please contact. Thank you.
Tania Ullarich <numagic@conpoint.com > Mar. 2, 2002

JOHNSON, SCHORLING

Looking for info. regarding JOHNSON, Andrew, Christine, and Frank. Found them in the 1885 Census for Burt Co. My g-grandfather was JOHNSON, Frank (b. Feb. 18, 1851 in Smaland, Hjorted Parish, Sweden; immigrated to the US, 1883) m. SCHORLING, Clara in 1889, Omaha, NE. They later moved to the Oakland/Lyons area. If anyone knows anything regarding this family please contact me.
Julie Dueis <jsdsa@att.net > Sat., May 18, 2002

JORDAN, GRAHAM
I am searching for the JORDAN, Joseph family. JORDAN, Joseph was m. Ethel and had a son; JORDAN, John Arnold. JORDAN, John A. was my maternal grandfather, which I never met. Any information on them would be greatly appreciated. I found them in the 1910 census for Arizona Precinct. My mother was told by my grandmother; GRAHAM, Jennie; that JORDAN, John A. was born in Tekamah. Please help! Thank you so very much.
Diane Redding Rawson <grawson@cox.net> Fri., Feb. 8, 2002

KRUSE, HAHN, ANDERSON, SUNDELL
I am looking for John D KRUSE [b. 1865, d. 1944], his wife was Matilda HAHN [b. 1866, d. 1950] in Preston Minnesota, children: Metta [KRUSE] Anderson[b. 1891, d. 1957], Richard John KRUSE [b. 1894, d. 1976], Esther Anna KRUSE [b. 1898, d. 1920], and Dorothy Elsie [KRUSE] Sundell [b. 1904, d. 1995].
Nancy [Anderson] Thompson-Jones <ntj@cox.net> Aug. 13, 2010

LANKFORD, RAY, FARMER, BARNES
Researching these families. LANKFORD,Geneva Davis d. 1988 in Oakland; and her husband; RAY, Absolm; d. 1979 in Lyons. My link is through DAVIS family, who were in Council Bluffs in the 1880's-1940's.
Lois Willand <jon.and.lois.willand@worldnet.att.net> 13 Jan 2001

LACKEY
My grandmother had a copy of this newspaper clipping. I believe she had it because my g-grandfather married LACKEY, Elizabeth, but I do not know how these 2 men are related to Elizabeth. Can anyone help? Here is the clipping:
LACKEY - In Oakland township, July 13, 1887, of sunstroke, James K. LACKEY, aged 58 years, 8 months, and 21 days.
Brother thou art gone to rest,
We will not weep for thee,
For thou art now where oft on earth
Thy spirit longed to be.
Brother thou art gone to rest,
Thine is an early tomb,
But Jesus summoned thee away:
Thy savior called the home.
Brother thou art gone to rest,
Thy toils and cares are o'er,
And sorrow, pain and suffering now,
Shall ne'er distress thee more.
Brother thou art gone to rest,
And this shall be our prayer,
That when we reach our journey's end,
Thy glory we may share.
W. L. LACKEY
Thanks alot.
Christene Geis <cgeis101@mcleodusa.net> Mon., Feb 11, 2002

LAMBERT
I am looking for any info. in regard to my ancestor LAMBERT, Clement in Decatur, NE. He was involved in the Fremont Expeditions. The 1st two he was in, and the 3rd he helped plan but did not go with them. He was French Creole. His wife's name was Sarah. Please share any info. you may have.
Audrey <audom@aol.com > Wed., Mar. 27, 2002

LARUE, CARSON, CHATT, RUHE, NUELON(?), SMITH
I am doing research on the LARUE family who moved to Burt Co. in 1876. Related lines are CARSON, CHATT, RUHE, NUELSON (?), SMITH. There may be other related lines. I am interested in collaborating and sharing research. I have a LARUE family file which consists of over 1500 names. Contact me directly.
Denise B. LaRue Ervasti <dervasti@chibardun.net> Tues 4 Dec 2001

LOCKE, ERNST, McPHERSON, HANCOCK
My g-grandparents were ERNST, William Strange (b. Davis Co, IA on Jan. 28, 1862; d. Aug. 8, 1947, So. of Craig, Burt Co, NE) m. in Burt Co, NE on Jan. 26, 1890 McPHERSON, Eva (b. Clearfield, Clearfield Co, PA, Mar. 22, 1871; d. Oct. 26, 1934, So. of Craig, Burt Co, NE.) Their first son was (my grandfather) Ira Ernst (b. Craig, NE, June 13, 1890; d. Fremont, Dodge Co, NE, Sept. 7, 1976).
ERNST, William Strange had a sister, ERNST, Theresa (b. Lamar, Bartin Co, MO, Feb. 15, 1872; d. NE, Mar. 8, 1902, age: 30). m. Nov. 29, 1899; McPherson, Ai Lester (Eva's brother, d. NE, Aug. 20, 1965.). Ai m. twice more after Theresa's death.
HANCOCK, Hannah Jane (mother of Eva and Ai; b. Oct. 13, 1847, Clearfield Co, PA; d. Sept. 18, 1911, Burt Co, NE.)
Valerie Ernst Locke <valsusan@aol.com > 9623 Combs Lane, Louisville, KY 40258; (502) 995-4085; fax: (502) 589-2156; Sat., Jan 5, 2002

LONGWELL, POTTER
I am researching my family which lived in Burt Co., Tekamah, NE area. My Grandfather's name was LONGWELL, John Henry. I am looking for info. on LONGWELL-POTTER, Edith Mae. I do not know if she is still living or not. Also, her sister, McCLANAHAN, Elsie. They both had children, and I'm hoping some of them are still in the area. I would appreciate any leads you may have. My father was LONGWELL, Jesse Dewey. Thanks for your help.
Lois Longwell Depezynski <lois102@earthlink.net> Thurs., Mar. 14, 2002

LYDICK
My father's name was LYDICK, Don Eugene (b. and raised in Burt Co., Arizona Tp.; inducted into the army while he resided in Burt Co.) I am trying to obtain as much military service history on him as I can. I did not know him well as my parents div. when I was young. I have written several places but have drawn blanks. My g-grandfather (LYDICK, Hiram C.) and his brother (Jonathan) were early pioneers of Burt Co.
Boyd Lydick <BoydLydick@aol.com> Thur., June 06, 2002

MCGUIRE, SCOTT, WEBSTER, JOY, SINGER, REMINGTON, MASON, CANFIELD
I am looking for furthur information on MCGUIRE, Elisha b. 1833 Carroll Co., OH. Married SCOTT, Julia in 1860 in Burt Co., NE and d. there in 1920. Children: Mary Alice m. WEBSTER, Dan; Amy Helen m. JOY, John; Luella; Lyman m. SINGER, Mae; George m. REMINGTON, Mary; Nora Jane m. MASON, John; Ruth m. CANFIELD, John. Does anyone work with this family line?
Brenda <wallace@ccia.com> 27 Apr 2001

MILLER
Hello from AZ. I am working on MILLER geneology and have a record of MILLER, Hiram; brother of my grandfather; MILLER, Cornelius. Hiram was b. Oct. 15, 1842, in Newcastle, PA and d. Sept. 16, 1924, in Burkett, NE. His wife was CLARK, Effa from Jackson Co., IA. I have the names and birthdates of Hiram and Effa's children: Stanley, Elmer, John Hiram, Sherman, Charlotte "Lottie", and Rose. Please contact me if you have any information on this family. Thank you.
Marge <MMDMA85208@aol.com> 24 Aug, 2001

METS, GOOD
Looking for any information on a METS, Scott and GOOD, Hattie m. in Burt Co. bet. Feb. 1882 and Dec. 26, 1889. I would like to share information with anyone who knows of them. Please email me. Thank you.
Marge
<MMDMA85208@aol.com> 24 Aug, 2001

MORRISON, HAMPTON
I am researching my grandparents; MORRISON, George W. and HAMPTON, Laura L.; in hopes I can find someone who has a birth certificate on both of them. I have some other information but their birth certificate will help, and it will save me some money in which this genealogy is expensive. Please e-mail me at my son's e-mail fairlane@magiclink.com. Thanks
Kaye Morrison Abram <grandma4@filertel.net> Kaye Morrison Abram< fairlane@magiclink.com> Feb. 10, 2000

MORTER, CLEMENTS, WOOD, AUSTIN
Seeking information on the ancestry, siblings, and cousins of WOOD, Ella May b. 1868 MN, m. CLEMENTS, Frank E. Dec. 31, 1891, Burt Co., NE, d. Dec. 1, 1892 Lyons, Burt Co., NE, 4 hours after b. of her only child; a daughter: Sarah. According to the 1891 m. certificate of Frank and Ella, WOOD, Ella May was daughter of WOOD, Peter and AUSTIN, Sarah. CLEMENTS, Frank E. was b. July 10, 1867 in Ida Grove, IA, son of CLEMENTS, John and MORTER, Mary Ann. The CLEMENTS and MORTER families homesteaded in Burt Co. in 1867. Much is known of them, but I have not been able to locate the WOOD family. Any information on this WOOD line would be of great help. Will gladly share my information on CLEMENTS and MORTERS, as well.
Richard Wilson <rrw@hcmp.com> January 19, 2000
500 Galland Building
1221 Second Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101-2925

NEARY
I am doing a family history on my grandparents; NEARY, James and Anna; who lived in Decatur for several years. We are interested in finding their parents names. I have quite a lot of info. about their children. Thanks for your help.
Bernard Neary <bnear@metc.net>Tue., Sept. 24, 2002

NEARY
Looking for information on my g-grandparents; NEARY, James and Anna. They were Decatur residents in 1885 until 1934.
Louise Gregory <luigi99@voyager.net> Feb. 28, 2000

NELSON

     Isaac (Isak Nilsson) and Christina (Lena Stina JOHNSDOTTER) NELSON were my GG Grandparents. Isaac was born 12 May 1817 in Smaland, Sweden (Hreda parish).  His wife, Christina, was born 06 May 1813 in Smaland, Sweden (Bckseda parish).  I am not sure just when Isaac arrived in the United States because he arrived several years before his wife and son, Frank Otto Nelson arrived 03 Oct 1872 with his mother.  In the 1880 Cummings twp, Cummings County, Nebraska census, Isaac Nelson is listed as a Blacksmith in that community.  He was 62 years old at that time.  I have been unable to find any trace of them in this area’s history after this census.  

     Frank Otto NELSON married a neighbor girl whose family (Charles RUNDQUIST) was also listed in Cummings twp, the girl being Christina Louisa RUNDQUIST 15 Sep 1883.  This marriage is recorded in Cummings county but family lore indicates this marriage took place in Oakland, Burt County. The Rundquist were charter members of the Salem church.  I visited this church several years ago and was given the privilege to search the church record books and found the Rundquist verification but never any trace of the Nelson family.  I know that Frank and Christina lived in or near Oakland, Burt County when their first two daughters, Ida and Minnie were born.  In 1891, Frank purchased 160 acres in Phillips county Colorado after moving there in 1887.  After about 7 years they returned to Knox County, Nebraska where they lived in Wausa.
     I’m sure that Isaac and Christina NELSON must have lived near their son Frank during the decade from 1880 to 1890 when Frank’s family was developing in Oakland. I realize Isaac was entering retirement age but don’t know when or where he passed away, and I am missing the same information on his wife, Christina.  Isaac may have continued his blacksmithing in the Oakland community for at least a few years.  I find no indication that they followed their son to Colorado so am wondering if they may have both passed away before 1887.  Isaac and Christina left a son and daughter behind in Sweden who were older than Frank and evidently supporting themselves.  The older son kept the traditional naming when he arrived in the USA in the Chicago area and married and developed his family there before joining a Swedish colony developing in Silver Hill, Alabama around 1900 – his name was Johann Alfred ISAACSON.
     If anyone has any clues on this family, I am most interested.
Joe Thurstenson < joe@thurstenson.com >, Siloam Springs, Arkansas - 25 Dec 2007

NILLSON, HELSTROM, HELLSTROM, HULTMAN, SILVER
I am looking for information on my family who lived in Oakland, Burt Co., NE. My g-grandfather; NILLSON, Karl Johan Edward; came to Oakland from Sweden, Mar. 18, 1899, with his wife: Anna and his 3 children: Edwin, Edith, and Anna Kristina (my grandmother). The family changed their name to HELSTROM. I think he is listed in the 1910 Oakland census as HELLSTROM, Carl J. My grandfather; HULTMAN, Gustaf Henrik Ivar "Ivar"; came to Oakland, Sept. 12, 1907. He joined his brother; HULTMAN, Karl Albin Hjalmar "Hjalmar"; who came to Oakland, May 9, 1902 with PETERSON, Carl. HELSTROM, Edith m. SILVER, Paul and had 6 sons. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Pamela Nelson <pjnelson01@hotmail.com> June 9, 2001

OLSON/OLSSON
Looking for traces of my g-grandfather; OLSON/OLSSON, Olaf Bernard. According to the information I have, he came to Craig, NE in 1907. I know he was in NE for at least 6 years before moving to SD. Another source of information says he settled "near" Lincoln, NE. Any information or suggestions would be appreciated!
Lori M <juniperes@yahoo.com> Oct 3, 2000

PAGE, FRAZIER
I am researching my Burt Co. ancestors. My gg-grandparents were PAGE, Jerry and FRAZIER, Mary. They ran a hotel in Decatur, NE. Their children were: PAGE, John Baptiste (b. 1868 in Canada); PAGE, unknown; PAGE, Maude (9/1878 in NE); PAGE, Lewis (7/1880 in NE); PAGE, Lyle (b. 11/1889 in NE, d. 1981 in Long Beach, CA). I would like to find the des
cendants of Jerry and Mary's children #2 - #5 (I descend from #1). Jerry and Mary moved to NE in 1870. I believe they died there, but I'm not sure. I would love to find a death certificate or burial site for them. I know they were both alive in 6/1900, as they appear on the census. Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated.
Betty Honeycutt <bhoneycutt@rtci.com>Tue., Nov. 13, 2001
1168 Andrews Rd.
Fayetteville, NC 28311

REED, MCKNIGHT, HUSSING, MOLSOY, BOHALL, KRESS, ANDERSON
We are looking for descendants of REED, George W. "Doc" b. Aug. 1846, Elbridge Township, Edgar Co., IL; d. Oct. 19, 1903, Pacific Junction, Mills, IA; bur. Oct. 20, 1903, Glenwood Cemetery, Glenwood, Mills, IA; and MCKNIGHT, Alice Ann b. Nov. 1863, Mills Co., IA; m: Feb. 3, 1881, Glenwood, Mills, IA. Children: Eva b. abt. 1882, Mills Co., IA; Anna b. Mar. 1884, Harrison Co., IA (m. MOLSUY, Unknown Abt. 1900); Julia Etta b. June 1886, Mills Co., IA (m. May 1902, Pacific Junction, IA: HUSSING, William Price b. abt. 1882); Eddie b. Mar. 1888, IA; George E. b. abt. 1889, Mills Co., IA; Albert b. abt. 1892, NE; Frankie b. June 20, 1895, Pacific Junction, Mills Co., IA; Earnest b. Aug. 11, 1902, Pacific Junction, Mills Co., IA.
Deb <Hascalldkh@aol.com> Sat., May 4, 2002

SCARLETT, CHANDLER, MARKHAM, WILBUR
SCARLETT
, George (from Indiana, died in Tekamah, NE)married to MARKHAM, Iddie Belle (from GA); SCARLETT, Lora m. to CHANDLER, John Jackson (ending up in Omaha, NE); relatives of CHANDLER, Florence Darlene (born in Glenwood, IA in 1917, lived in NE and d. in Blair, NE; she was my mother) m. and div. WILBUR. Some of her siblings include: CHANDLER Ralph, Jack, Walter, Clyde, and Lora. I am searching for any information regarding various relatives living in NE and most likely in Burt Co. for much of the time. My information is sketchy, but I would appreciate any information anyone could help me with, including where any of my mother's siblings are now. I am her youngest child. Thanks bunches!!!
Norma <nrcasini@yahoo.com> Fri 17 Aug 2001

SCHLOTFELDT
After yrs of trying, we have linked our German ancestors to the SCHLOTFELDT, Henry J., d. in 1900 in Grand Island, NE. per an extract from the "O
AKLAND INDEPENDENT, BURT CO", extract of January 1900. We know he was a cigar maker, legislator, etc. The Burt Co. paper said he "Left a wife and 5 children." We don't know their names. The census might yield that but we haven't been able to find them. Since the obit. was in that paper, someone suggested he might have had Burt Co. relatives. We will gladly share info. with any current desc. Would like other info. on family. Another branch of the family spent time in Grand Island in the late 1800s, but returned to Walnut, IA and the hardware business. Thank you.
Fay Schlotfeldt <FayJan@aol.com > Sat, Oct 19, 2002; AZ [formerly IA & Omaha (Millard), NE]

SMITH, FROST, BAIRD
Looking for any information on the decendents of this family! They appear in Decatur, Burt Co., NE, in 1880 and 1885. The state census gives the occupation of Henry as Liveryman, and his son, John, as teacher. SMITH, Henry M. was born abt. 1840 in NY. He m. on Feb. 22, 1858 FROST, Pelmira (the daughter of FROST, Alva and BAIRD, Permilla) b. on May 4, 1841, in OH. Their children are: Delancy (b. abt. 1863 in IL), Massellis (b. abt 1865 in WI), James C. (b. abt. 1869 in WI), Hattie M. (b. abt. 1875 in NE), David H. (b. abt. 1979 in NE), and Calvin (b. abt. 1881). Thanks.
John <jblair@hotmail.com> Tues 18 Sept 2001

SMITH
Looking for info. abt. a g-uncle: SMITH, Frank T. and family, wife: America J. moved to Lyons, NE abt. 1900 from the Oskaloosa area of IA. They rented a farm and are listed in the 1910 census with sons: Roy A. (b. abt. 1902) and Carl K. (b. abt. 1904). In the 1920 census, I find Frank had d. abt. 1918. America J. and 5 children were still in Lyons, NE, 1920. The children b. after 1910 were: Edison (b. abt. 1910), Edith A(?) (b. abt. 1913), and Ruth E. (b. abt. 1915). What was America's maiden name, and where was she born? What happened to the family after 1920? Where was Frank bur.? All help appreciated.
Don Beach <kalalist4@yahoo.com>Fri., May 10, 2002

SNIDER

Searching for descendants of John Snider b 1840 probly Indiana Co PA. He had 2 sisters Mahala Snider b 1836 and Mary A. Snider b 1838. Their mother was Isabella Snider b 1814. In 1850, this family was living in Loyalhanna Twp Westmoreland Co. PA. Their father was not in the household in 1850. So he may have died between 1840-1850. Mahala married and remained in Indiana Co PA until her death. Did Isabella & Mary A. go with John to Burt, Co Nebraska? Can anyone help me pick up a trail?
Regina Mathews <rmathews1@twcny.rr.com> 12 Oct 2009

SOUTHWELL, MORTIER, MORTER, DODGE, SENTER, ALLEN, MORRISON, MCHIRRON, WALTERS, BRINK
Searching for SOUTHWELL descendants. SOUTHWELL, Joseph and wife; MORTER, Jane; and other families came from Lodi, WI to Lyons, NE to homestead in 1867. Their children include: Robert Charles m. DODGE, Eliza Ann; Thomas m. SENTER, Edith Viola; William m. (1)ALLEN, Mary E. and m. (2)MORRISON,Arlene; Sarah m. McHIRRON, Henry; Milon m. WALTERS, Clara; Carrie m. BRINK, Ulysses Grant. Would like to share information and collaborate on the SOUTHWELL history in America.
Jelen Brink <JelenBrink@aol.com> Tues 22 Feb 2000

STECKELBERG, DOOSE, DORMAN
Looking for any information on the above mentioned families.
Mike Steckelberg <steckelb@earthlink.net> Oct 5, 2000

STEEDSMAN, KING
I am looking for information on George Steedsman b 1835 and wife Margaret Rankin King b 1829.  They lived in Everette, Burt, Nebraska. Their son James Steedsman also settled in Everette, Burt, Nebraska.  James married Elizabeth Kirkwood Turnbull and they had four children born in Nebraska - George, Verena, Sylvia and Sylvester.
I would appreciate any and all info on the Steedsman Family.
Thank you - Sherry Teed <sherry.teed079@gmail.com> 25 May 2011

STONE, CALKINS
I am looking for information about STONE, William and his wife; CALKINS, Nancy. They d. in Burt Co. and were on the 1885 census. William and Nancy were b. and m. in Canada and were in WI in 1860. Thanks for any information.
Audrey Growt <agrowt@execpc.com> June 5, 2000

SWANSON, HJLEM
Looking for history on SWANSON, Swan and Hedda, who resided around Oakland, NE, cir. 1885. Hedda d. in early 1885 or early 1886 leaving 5 children: Minnie, Caleb, Phoebe, Joshua, and Mary. Been trying to locate Hedda's final resting place. Swan m. (2) in 1887 to HJLEM, Johanna "Christina" Carlson, and they had 3 more children before moving to ID in the late 1890's. Any information would be appreciated.
Dorene Candy <bdksmom@aol.com> June 23, 2001

TAYLOR, HARKINS, HUBBARD, STORY
I am looking for decendents of TAYLOR, George W. d. Jan. 27, 1929 in Tekamah, NE, m. HARKINS, Alice on Nov. 30, 1871. She d. Mar. 2, 1943 in Tekamah, NE. They had the following children: Loretta (d. young); Clara m. HUBBARD, H.C.; Arthur; Ada; Jennie m. STORY, Fred; Roy; and Frank. TAYLOR, George W. was my ggg-uncle, and he was one of 7 TAYLOR brothers. Any information on him would be helpful. Thank you.
Margie Brubaker <brubara@rockisland.com> Jan 17, 2002

VON MINDEN
I am looking for information on a b. and d. of VON MINDEN, Joseph. His parents were Diedrich and Johanna, they lived in Hooper at the time. He was b. Apr. 11, 1901 and d. April 17, 1901, bur. at Oakland. Thank you.
Donna Woodard <dmwoodard@home.com> Jan. 14, 2002

WEST, BRYANT
Hello, I am looking for info. on my grandmother; WEST, Maynie M. I would like to find her parents names. Maynie m. BRYANT, Steele A. abt 1894 or 1895, and they lived in Tekamah, Burt Co., NE. Both worked for the postal service. I would also like to find the m. dates for both the 1st husband; BRYANT, and the 2nd; JACKSON, L. A. Any info. would be most welcome. I do not know when she 1st came to the Burt Co. area. Many, many thanks.
Jeanette <honeysplace@windstream.net>Thurs., Sept. 12, 2002

WILSON
I am seeking info. on WILSON, Alexander Gibson (who was a pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Tekamah at the time of his d. May 4, 1904, also teaching at the Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Omaha at the time of his d. Would like to find his obit. and other family history. Thank you.
Eunice E. Spackman <Spackmanespack@fiberpipe.net> Sat., Apr. 27, 2002

WISTEDT
I am looking for information on an ancestor, WISTEDT, A.M., listed on the farmers list for 1890 and the daughter, Lydia. Any information would be helpful.
Heidi Glissmeyer <heidi@nhis.net> 14 Jan, 2002

WROTH, HALL
WROTH, Benjamin Rhodes (my father) m. HALL, Mary, b. in Decatur, NE; and had 2 brothers: Dudley and Dick. I don't know their father's name, but I do know that their father m. a woman with the maiden name of DRAKE. (She was my grandmother.) If you have any information on this family, please contact me. Thank you.
Christopher Wroth <christopherwroth@hotmail.com> Aug., 17, 2001

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