Colfax County, Nebraska

Posted Queries for January thru August 2000

CHAPLIN, COSTELLO posted by Ruby Coleman on Tuesday, January 4, 2000

Seeking information on the ancestry of Mary Chaplin who married Thomas Costello on 4 May 1866 in Galesburg, Knox Co., IL. They moved to Colfax Co., NE from there sometime between 1870 and 1880. Mary was born about 1842-1845 in Ireland, daughter of a John Chaplin. Her brother, Patrick Chaplin also lived in Colfax County, NE.

FOUST, MILLER posted by Catherine Evalina Davis Hamman on Monday, January 24, 2000

Looking for information on August & Joanna Miller. They settled in Colfaxcounty before 1881. Both are buried there. Need info. I know they had one son at least: Oscar Miller born Oct. 5, 1881 in Colfax county. He married May 18,1905/06 to Melissa Foust born Dec. 3, 1885 to Henry and Melissa Foust, Colfax county, Nebraska. Melissa Foust Miller died May 3,1976 at 91 years old. Both Melissa and Oscar are suppose to be buried in Schuyler, suspect they're all in Colfax county or surrounding counties.(Platte) is where some of their children are buried. 10 children: Viola Lutjlushe - Columbus, Nebr.; Walt Miller - Columbus, Nebr.; Leona Bussel - Omaha, Nebr.; Wilburt Miller - Albany, Or.; Marvin Miller - Albany, Or.; Henry Miller - Lebanon, Or.; Melvin Miller - Jefferson City, Mo.; Delila Muller - Columbus, Nebr.; Evalyna Davis - Columbus, Nebr. (This is my line.) Melissa Jr. died at 6 months. Melissa Sr. had 15 siblings. Needing all background and fill in the blanks.

JONAS, SIPES, VANHUESEN posted by Kristin Carr on Sunday, March 5, 2000

I am seeking information about my ancestors. My mother's paternal family was called JONAS; they immigrated from Bohemia and had a farm in Colfax County until the depression years. My mother's maternal family was VAN HUESEN. I believe my great grandmother's name was (SIPES sp?) and that she was adopted. I also know that she owned a hotel and was a midwife. Please forward any information.

STOCKING posted by Jeff Lewis on Monday, March 20, 2000

Looking for any info on Gale Etta Stocking, b Abt 1887, Nebraska. m Walter Henning in Nebraska, I believe in Colfax co. World family Tree estimates marriage date 1882-1909. Any info or clues on how to find her?

VALES, VALESH, VALISH posted by Ruby Coleman on Wednesday, March 22, 2000

I am seeking information on the ancestry of Frederick "Fred" Valesh (Vales/Valish) who ws born 27 April 1828 in Ricany and died 30 Aug. 1913 in Schuyler, Colfax Co., NE. He married Mary Macholan 28 June 1858 in Bohemia. She was born 26 Sept. 1838 and died 27 Dec. 1909. I would like to know the names of their parents.

CLOUGHESEY, TERNAS posted by Kelly Hoefer on Thursday, March 23, 2000

My name is Kelly Hoefer and I am looking for the parents and siblings of the following couple: Michael J. Cloughesey, born 1868 and died in 1915 Albion, NE. He married a Lena Ternas born in 1869 in Heun, Nebraska and died in 1932 in Albion, Nebraska. I believe they were married in Clarkson in 1890. They had a daughter Mary Jane Cloughesy born in Heun, in 1899, who married Frances Hoefer of Albion. Mary Jane had a sister that is also buried in Albion, Henrietta C. Cloughesy born 11 Mar 1894. If anyone having anymore information as to who Michael and Lena's parents were or any siblings please contact me.

BECKIUS, HEUN posted by Sharon Beckius on Saturday, March 25, 2000

I would like to make contact with any decendents of the following families. Henry BECKIUS B-Mar 5, 1866 Dodgeville, Wisc D-Aug 22, 1937 and his wife Mary HEUN of Colfax Co, NE. Katherine BECKIUS B-Jan 6, 1868 Dodgeville, Wisc D-Jan 6, 1947 married John HEUN D-Feb 12, 1940. Any information on these two families would be very helpful in my research.

BOYD, CAMERON, DVORAK, DWORAK, FITZGERALD, MURRAY posted by Nancy Cameron Armstrong on Monday, April 17, 2000

Anxious to exchange information (and photographs) with relatives or any one who can put me in touch with relatives of the Allan CAMERON family of Schuyler, NE. Allan CAMERON, born: 28 Aug 1848 Govan, Lanark, Scotland; died: 13 Oct 1920 Schuyler, Colfax Co., NE. Married to Jane BOYD. Parents of Malcolm (married to Elizabeth FITZGERALD of Chadron, Dawes Co., NE), John T.B., Robert M., Roy, William A.B., and Jean (married to Wm. WERTZ of Schuyler). Jane BOYD'S father, John BOYD (and perhaps mother Jean MURRAY) emigrated with the CAMERON family. I have a receipt for funeral expenses in 1898 for Mr. BOYD'S funeral and many family photographs, including John BOYD, taken in Schuyler. Allan CAMERON became a US citizen 11 May 1889. He lived in Schuyler (37 years) from 1883 until his death 13 Oct 1920. Obit mentions he was deputy county clerk, county clerk and deputy county treasurer of Colfax county. He was also Schuyler city clerk for two terms. Both John T.B. CAMERON and Robert M. CAMERON served in the Spanish American War and were mustered into the US Service at Lincoln, NE 09 May 1898. (Company K 2d Regt NE Vol. Inv. Jean Cameron WERTZ'S daughter Bobby was married to a man known as "Peach" DVORAK or DWORAK. I would welcome correspondence and reply promptly.

MCKENZIE posted by Judy Richardson on Tuesday, May 23, 2000

Looking for any information about Donald McKenzie b. abt. 1835 Scotland m. Margaret_______ abt.1869. She was born in Scotland about 1844. All the children were born on Prince Edward Island: Flora, John, Murdock and Ronald. They migrated to Colfax Co. in time for the 1870 Census. He is listed as a Farmer and owning 400 acres. Would like to know what Margaret's maiden name was and perhaps where in Scotland they came from. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.

NOVOTNY posted by Denise M Novotny on Monday, June 5, 2000

I'm looking for information on a William Thomas Novotny -- date of birth 2/23/20 - mother, Antonia Novotny (she died approximately 1959 in a fire) - married to Thomas Novotny died approxiately 1918. Both Antonia and Thomas were immigrants from Prague, Czech. Any information available would be appreciated.

WHITMAN posted by Ted Cornish on Friday, June 16, 2000

I am interested in finding information about Theron Walston Whitman (1845-1901) and his wife Mary Augusta Loud Whitman (1849-1902).they moved to Schuyler after the Civil War and had three children; Frederick, Grace and Emma. Grace is my grandmother. In particular, I would like to see obits of Theron W. and Mary A.

MARIK, PINKER, PODANY, SVITAK, ZLUTICKA posted by David Dufek on Tuesday, June 20, 2000

Looking for information about the ancestors of Rudolph W. MARIK (1910-1985) and his wife Norma PINKER (1918-1982). I've traced Norma's parents to Emil PINKER (1897-1963) and Emma PODANY (1896-1987). Rudolph's parents were James MARIK (1874-?) and Anastazia SVITAK (1875-1951). Anastazia's parents were Joseph SVITAK (1836-1909) and Anna ZLUTICKA (1834-1908). If you have any information that would take me back farther in any branch, or additional information about brothers/sisters/children of these individuals, please contact me! Thanks.

KAASCH posted by James L Baggs on Tuesday, June 27, 2000

My Grandfather was Frank Kaasch, who I am told was born in Schuyler on 4 March 1876. He married Josephine Fiala (born: 17 Nov 1874 in Schuyler), they were married in Schuyler on 29 Nov 1905 and moved to Scottsbluff, NE shortly after that because my Uncle Robert was born in Scottsbluff in March of 1906. My mother was Lorene Mary Kaasch born in Scottsbluff on 25 Mar 1908. I hadn't found any documentation on my grandfather until I saw the on-line 1870 census of Colfax County that shows a Fritz and Mary Kaasch on page 201a. This is most likely my relation but I don't have any links between them and me.

NELSON posted by J Nelson on Saturday, July 1, 2000

Does anyone have information re: Per (Peter) Nelson and Cecilia Nelson who lived in Leigh? They are buried in Creston Pioneer Cemetery. My great grandfather lived in Leigh from about 1910 to about 1923. According to the 1900 Platte county census, Peter had a farm in Platte county, Creston township. Two of their sons, Fritz and Nels Nelson, lived with them.

DIAMOND posted by Hazel Tarr on Thursday, July 6, 2000

I am researching the surname Diamond. A John and Mary Diamond are listed in the 1870 Colfax County census. John age 24 and Mary age 40. I do not know if these are my relatives, I am searching. My grandfather's name was John or Matthew Diamond and my grandmother was Ella Mable Diamond born in Nebraska, 6 March 1876.

TUMA posted by Michael S Cole, M.D. on Monday, July 10, 2000

John TUMA (born circa 1847 in Bohemia) married circa 1872 to Katie SVOBODA (born circa 1851 in Moravia). The 1880 census of Maple Creek Precinct, Colfax Co., NE, p. 201B, #16, lists their children as Josephine (age 6), [William] John (age 4), Emma (age 2), Joseph (age 1), Frank (age 2 weeks); all born in Nebraska. Seeking additional information about ancestry and descendants.

BLUST posted by Robert J Blust on Friday, July 14, 2000

My Grand Father and his dad lived in Schuyler in 1874. George Washington Blust moved to Iowa and died there in 1931. I don't know if his dad passed away in Schuyler or not. Can you help me out? He served on the school board in 1874 and farmed there. Thank you.

RALSTON posted by Bill Ralston on Monday, July 17, 2000

Looking for information on the Ralston family. Believe my grandfather, George Watson Ralston, was born in Colfax County in 1884. Believe his father was either John Ralston or ED Ralston. Would appreciate any help.

HULL, NEWBERRY, NORTON posted by Diane Brown on Sunday, July 23, 2000

I have information that my g-grandfather, Benjamin C. NEWBERRY and family lived and farmed in Colfax County, NE. Benjamin was married to Catherine HALL in DeWitt County, IL and moved to NE. Two of his sisters, married Colfax farmers. Alfretta J. NEWBERRY married James A. HULL. Mary L. NEWERRY married Robert F. NORTON. Any help in locating these family members would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

KIFER, MITCHELL, PENN, SMITH posted by F Keith Smith on Thursday, August 3, 2000

I am interested in the following: John W. Smith, lived in the Richland area in the 1860 through 1900, was a private? in Co. H 4 Col Inf, 1862-1865. Henry W. Smith, lived in the Schuyler/Richland area. Was a Pvt in Co. E 19th Pa Infantry. 1864 - 1865. William Penn, Schuyler in the 1870-1900's. Was in Co. K 2 Ne Inf 1861-1862 and Co I 8 Mo Inf 1862 - 1865. WM Mitchell, Howell area. was a Sgt in Co. F 42 Wisc Inf 1864 - 1865. Jacob J. Smith, lived in the Richland area 1870-2000. Served in the Pa Inf during the Civil War from PA. Jacob Kifer, lived in the schuyler/Richland areas, served in the Civil War from PA. Thank you.

FULTON, MENTZER, WATSON, WELCH posted by Don Nelsen on Monday, August 21, 2000

I am looking for relatives of the George Washington Fulton-Ellen Welch family, and the Charles Mentzer-Lavenia Frances Watson family. Thanks.

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