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Helen (Hansen) Cochran
Looking for information about the Peter HANSEN Family: Peter HANSEN b.1861 Denmark, The 1900 US census has him as a police officer in Bancroft Village. Wife Mary S HANSEN b. 1863 Denmark. Son Edward Christian HANSEN b. 1885, Iowa, 1930 US census shows him as a school teacher in Cuming County and single. Daughters Christina b.1888 and Minnie H b.1895 both born in Nebraska. Last son Dewey Peter HANSEN b.1898, Nebraska the 1930 US census has him working as a Laborer on the Railroad in Cuming County and he was single. Thank you for any info you can provide.
Valerie (Gerber ) Ivey
Am looking for birth, marriage and/or death info on Alice Helen GERBER, daughter of  Johan (John) GERBER and Matilda (MELCHER) GERBER.   She had brothers Fred, Ernest, Paul & Walter (Conrad) and sisters Rosa (GERBER TOELLE) Elizabeth.She was still single on the 1900 census.  This was my Grandfather Conrad Walter's sister. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Mary Jaros
Looking for information on cousins I did not know existed until last month!

AGNES PETRANEK HOLUB (Beemer Cemetery 1880-1951) married to JOHN JOSEPH HOLUB -a self-employed carpenter (Beemer Cemetery 1879-1957) in Chicago, Il 1905. Moved to Beemer Cuming 134 Nebraska sometime between 1911 & 1917 w/ their six? daughters, MILDRED (who married FREDRICK WIESEL?), MATILDA?, JENNIE, AGNES, BEULAH & VLASTA. MILDRED HOLUB WIESEL born 11 February 1906 in Chicago died January ? 1984 in Norfolk, Madison , NE. Some of these names might be wrong or nicknames. Looking for their married names and descendents. Would love ANY info especially obituaries, 1920 census, or advice/leads. Thank you for your consideration and kudos on your wonderful website & hard work! Mary Jaros, Oak Park, Illinois

Just found 1920 census for JOHN HOLUB (msp John Hoheb) lists daughters as MILADA (13), VLASTA(12), JOHANA(10), LUDMILA (8), AGNES(7), & BELA (5). They also had a lodger, ANTON DVORAK, a 40-year old carpenter who came in 1903 from Bohemia.

Rita Main
Doing research on Bruno J Peters, born in Hanover, Germany. He and wife Hattie Jannsen were married in Hanover and came to the US 1881. According to census, I find John Peters (their 1st child) was born 9-18-1881 in West Point, Neb. They had 6 children born in West Point, then they went to Okla in 1892, and 2 children born there. Does anybody have info on this family.
Floyd Harlow Lawrence
Inquiry regards Cuming county Wallace family, where Harold Harlow Wallace was a Dental Surgeon.  Harold died in Jan 1943, & his son John James died in WW2 during 1943.  Family input has the Senior James W Wallace dying in 1943 also.  The family does not know the death date or, burial locn of Elzora (nee Harlow) Wallace.  Harold Harlow Wallace/Huldah (nee Dixon) Wallace, & son John James interred Tekahmah Cem.
Sharon Boltz
I have found an early phot of a woman holding a baby in what appears to be a large town square. Behind them is a store with a large sign that reads "ELKHORN MEAT MARKET". The building to the left is 2 stories and is "something Bank". There is a very tall pole of some sort, higher than the bank, in front of it. My ancestors were from NE and I am trying to date the photo to identify the people. Do you have any ideas? I could scan and send the photo if it might help.
Shelley Cardeil
I've "rescued" an old photograph of Myrtle & Clara STOCKMAN which was taken at the Langer Studio in West Point, NE. I would guess that the photograph was taken in the 1890's and that the girls were 6-9 years old at the time.
Based on limited research I was able to locate this family throughout census records as follows:

1900 census of West Point, NE:
Charles L. STOCKMAN, age 39, born July 1860, married 13 yrs, born MO, parents born Germany, a Restaurant Keeper
Victoria STOCKMAN, wife, age 36, born Oct 1863, married 13 yrs, 5 children/4 living, born IN, parents born Germany/IN
Carl C. STOCKMAN, son, age 11, born Feb 1889, born NE, at School
Clara STOCKMAN, dau, age 9, born Nov 1890, born NE, at School
Myrtle STOCKMAN, dau, age 7, born Nov 1892, born NE, at School
Rachel STOCKMAN, dau, age 4, born Jan 1896, born NE
Effie SEIDEL, servant, age 16, born Oct 1883, born NE, parents born Germany
Bert R. COLLINS, boarder, age 24, born Sept 1875, born IA, parents born OH/IA, a School Teacher
Thomas BURKE, boarder, age 41, born Sept 1868, born WI, parents born Ireland, a Farm Laborer

1910 census of Dry Creek, NE:
Charles STOCKMAN, age 49, married 23 years, born MO, parents born France/Germany, a Farmer
Victoria STOCKMAN, wife, age 44, married 23 years, 6 children/5 living, born IN, parents born Germany/IN, Keeps House
Earl STOCKMAN, son, age 21, born NE, a Farmer
Clara STOCKMAN, dau, age 19, born NE, Keeps House
Myrtle STOCKMAN, dau, age 18, born NE
Rachel STOCKMAN, dau, age 14, born NE
Hilda STOCKMAN, dau, age 8, born NE

1920 census of Plainview, NE:
C. L. STOCKMAN, age 59, born MO, parents born France/Germany, a Retired Farmer
Victoria STOCKMAN, wife, age 55, born IN, parents born Germany/IN
Hilda STOCKMAN, dau, age 18, born NE

I am hoping to locate someone from this family so that this wonderful old photograph can be returned to its rightful place with family. If you are a member of this family, or know someone who might be, please contact me.
Barbara Fazzolari
Looking for marriage record for Jerome J Tomrdle to Anna? before 1910.  They were on the 1920 Census in Dodge, but Jerome was born in West Point in 1889.  They had a 10 year old child by 1920.
Vicki Rohwer Davidson
I am writing regarding the sites you maintain like Rock Creek cemetery tombstone information.  At the top it indicates Lois Schultz maybe able to provide additional information.  I see that Friedrich W. Rabbass and wife Karoline are buried here.  I am wondering if she may have more on this family.  I am related to the Rabbass family.
John VanAuker
VanAuker, George W. b. 4JAN1846, MI. d. 27APR1927, BeeMer, bd. Beemer Cem., Lot 94. Pvt, Co. G, 12th MI Inf. George is the father of John Irwin VanAuker, father of Dallas VanAuker, father John VanAuker (me) father of Scott VanAuker. George, John Irwin and Dallas are all buried in the Beemer Cemetery. I am finding it very difficult to find where George came from. What does your abbreviation behind his birthdate stand for? (MI) Michigan? and again in the company he served in (12th Michigan (?) Infantry. If that is what it is it would help me quite a bit. It is the first clue I've found about where he came from. Your help appreciated.
Carole Schwinck Meyer
Carl Martin Friedrich SCHWINCK was born 21 Jul 1862 in Mölln, Mecklenburg, Germany. He was married to Auguste Dorothea WIENCKE, daughter of John WIENCKE and Friedericka SCHWARTZ, 16 Jul 1884 in West Point, NE. Auguste was born 27 Nov 1864 in Seedorf by Demmin, Pommerania. They immigrated on 24 Jun 1884 to NY. Any additional information is desired.

Carole Schwinck Meyer
Friedericka SCHWARTZ was born about 1837 in Pommerania. She immigrated with her family on 24 Jun 1884 to NY. She resided in West Point, NE in 1910 and died sometime after 1910. Friedericka and Hellmuth (Carl) PECATH had the following children: Martha born 12 Oct 1870 in Germany, died 21 Jun 1935 in Hastings, NE; Ida Louise Alwine born in 1875 in Germany; Carl Friedrich August born about 1876 in Germany, died sometime after 1940; and Anna born 24 Dec 1877 in Hamburg, Germany, died 1 Apr 1979 in West Point. Friedericka and John WIENCKE were parents of Auguste Dorothea who married Carl SCHWINCK. I don't know where any of these are buried with the exception of Augusta, Ida and Anna. Any additional information in desired.

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