If you have old photos or other material specific to Berks, Burnham, Centerville, Cheese Creek, Cobb Jct., Denton, Emerald, Hallam, Kramer, Martell, Olive Branch, Princeton, Rokeby, Sprague, & Yankee Hill, Nebraska (all in Southwest Lancaster County) --- please let us know.
Contact: Teresa Sullivan
If you have old photos or other material specific to Berks, Burnham, Centerville, Cheese Creek, Cobb Jct., Denton, Emerald, Hallam, Kramer, Martell, Olive Branch, Princeton, Rokeby, Sprague, & Yankee Hill, Nebraska (all in Southwest Lancaster County) --- please let us know. Contact: Teresa Sullivan
The ancestry of the Denton pioneers was varied with Irish and English miners basically settling east and north of Denton while immigrants from Czechoslovakia settled west of Denton and on into Saline County. One of the Czech families was that of Vaclav and Julia Hejl. However, they lived east of Denton. Members of St. Mary’s church in Denton, their family included Carrie, who died young, Raymond, Ernest and Francis. Julia passed away in May of 1987 and Vaclav in March of 1969.
Three little girls all dressed up for a picture. They were the daughters of Francis (Hank) Enright and Margaret Shea Enright. Hank and Margaret lived for many years on Section 19, Yankee Hill Precinct.
A dashing young gentleman, Herbert Culp was the son of Elmer and Mary Descher Culp. Herbert had a twin brother, Albert and during WW 1, Albert entered the military and was wounded twice while in the Meuse-Argonne offensive in Europe. Albert did no know until he came home after the war that his twin brother Herbert had died in the flu epidemic of 1917.
What could be more enchanting than twins surrounded by spring blossoms. The scene is a Nebraska City orchard, and the twins are C. Bruce Robinson and Beverly Robinson (now Helmkamp), the children of Walter and Carrie Robinson.
It is assumed that capital stock in the Denton Community Hall never made to the New York stock exchange but shares such as this one pictured evidently were sold to enough residents of the area so that the Community Hall could be erected. Buyer of the stock dated Jan 1, 1925 was E. S. Sullivan and officers appear to be F. C. Hocking, J. L. Sullivan and H. W. Hothan.
JESSIE BURGESS STEINHAUSEN
This is a picture of Jessie Burgess Steinhausen as she celebrated her 95th birthday on January 27, 1988. She was the daughter of Joseph and Annie Shilton Burgess and married Roy Steinhausen on Nov 4, 1918. She passed away Jan 18, 1989. Roy and Jessie lived for many years on the northwest corner of SW 12 and Rokeby Road. Jessie was known for many accomplishments including her poetry.
It is not known for sure when this picture of Carl was taken. Carl’s father came to the US from England at age 12 and the family settled north of Geneva Ne near Turkey Creek. The family lived at O’Neill, NE for a time. Carl married Blanche Weatherford. It is interesting the note the use of fly nets which were necessary to protect the horses from flies and other insects. Carl and Blanche raised their family east of Denton.
EUGENE AND ANNA SHEA SULLIVAN FAMILY
Eugene and Anna Shea Sullivan lived for many years in section 30 of Yankee Hill precinct. The children are all deceased with Sylvester the last surviving having passed away December 2003. Eugene was born in Houghton Co Michigan the son of Mortimer and Mary Lowney Sullivan. Anna was the daughter of John D. Shea and Hannah Shea Shea. Left to right is Bartholomew, Eugene J. (father) Irene, Sylvester, Thomas, Anna (mother) and Mary.
LOUIS AND MARTHA BOLDMAN BOYER FAMILY
Eight of the Louis Boyer family are in this photo circa 1912. The one daughter Helen married Thomas Shrader. The Schrader’s lived near Rokeby and the Shrader children attended Rokeby schools. Pictured are front row left to right: Martha (mother) Helen, Leta, Louis (father) and Frank. Next row: Carrie, Tillie and Rosie, Top row: Charles and Benjamin.
MILKING COWS CIRCA 1920’s?
Pictured are Anna Keszler Faig and John Phieffer milking cows near Martell. Anna was born in 1895 and would estimate her age as in her 20’s. It appears that she has something over her face to prevent getting slapped in the face with the cow’s tail. Oh, yes, the good old days.
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