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Scotty Rawson 2 Apr 1997
Looking for any information about the BASTIAN family of Omaha. Henrietta Marguerita BASTIAN arrived from Flensburg, Germany via Ellis Island about 1907 traveled to Omaha to be with her father's brothers. Henrietta married Samuel ACKERMAN about 1911, he operated a shop in the Flatiron Bldg on St. Mary Ave. Any information about these families would greatly be appreciated.

Kaylynn Loveland 5 Apr 1997
I am looking for any information on Howard North Harper of Omaha. He is my grandmother, Lelah M. Harper Ellis', youngest brother. He has lived most of his life in Omaha, but was born in Wood River, NE between 1905 and 1910. I have most of the information on my grandmother and her siblings but nothing on Howard. Am trying to fill our family tree and would appreciate any info. on Howard or his sons &/or daughters. I do have a graduation picture of him taken in 1925. I believe his wife's name is Neitha. He is the son of Samuel Harper and Fanny Jane North. Any information on Fanny is greatly needed also.

Barbara K. Ross 9 Apr 1997
My maternal Grandfather was born in Omaha,Nebraska September 23,1892 (died in 1972 in Michigan) His Mother's name was Anna Terrell. My Grandfather's name:Hiram Hut Cassel. Would a birth certificate be available? Thanks

Robert L. Shamblen 9 Apr 1997
ATKINSON--REEDY--CRANE--MEIDLINGER--JOHNSTON--SHERMAN I am Looking for any information relating to the descendants of William H. ATKINSON and his wife, Clara REEDY, who lived in Omaha for several decades. Related families include: ATKINSON, REEDY, CRANE, MEIDLINGER, JOHNSTON, and SHERMAN as shown below. I m always willing and very happy to share, provide and exchange information. Please contact me if you have information pertaining to any individual listed below. 1 - William H. ATKINSON Born - 4 May 1854 St. Clair, Schuylkill Co., PA Died - 2 Feb 1922 Omaha, Douglas Co., NE BIRTH: Birth date for William taken from Death Certificate dated 2/2/1922, Douglas County, NE. sp- Clara REEDY Born - 5 Jun 1856 Port Carbon, PA Died - 4 Apr 1945 Omaha, Douglas Co., NE Note - Clara listed as the widow of William ATKINSON, living at 115 S. 41st St., Omaha in the: 1926 City Directory for Omaha. 1930 City Directory for Omaha. 1935 City Directory for Omaha. (In this directory there is also a listing for Lloyd R. ATKINSON, as a student.- maybe a grandchild of Clara) 1940 City Directory for Omaha. 1945 City Directory for Omaha Clara Died on 4/5/1945 living at the same address: 115 S. 41st St., Omaha Elizabeth "Lizzie" Atkinson Crane was also residing at the same address and listed as the "informant" Clara's death Certificate 2 - Elizabeth ATKINSON Born - Abt 1876 PA Elizabeth "Lizzie" ATKINSON Crane living in Omaha in 1941 sp- Crane 2 - George ATKINSON Born - Abt 1878 PA 2 - Harry F. ATKINSON Born - 1880 PA sp- Clara W. JOHNSTON Born - Abt 1883 IA Mar. - 2 Nov 1906 Omaha, Douglas Co., NE 2 - Clara Belle ATKINSON Born - 26 Jan 1883 Chicago, Cook Co., IL Died - 25 Aug 1919 Omaha, Douglas Co., NE sp- Lester B. Shamblen Born - 27 Mar 1879 Hastings, Mills Co., IA Mar. - 6 Nov 1898 Omaha, Douglas Co., NE Died - 26 Jan 1937 Omaha, Douglas Co., NE 2 - Arthur E. ATKINSON Born - Abt 1885 Chicago, Cook Co., IL sp- Mary "Maria" Tracy MEIDLINGER Born - Abt 1886 Omaha, Douglas Co., NE Mar. - 10 Jun 1906 Omaha, Douglas Co., NE Arthur E ATKINSON and wife, Maria, listed in the City Directory for Omaha, 1941, living at 4241 Mason St., Omaha. Also at same address in 1945 City Directory. 2 - Albert ATKINSON Born - Abt 1886 IL sp- Jessie SHERMAN Born - Abt 1890 NE Mar. - 1 Jul 1908 Omaha, Douglas Co., NE 2 - Lloyd (twin) ATKINSON Note - !SOURCE: Photo Album given to Lester E. from his sister Gladys lists Lloyd as a brother of Clara Belle ATKINSON and the twin brother of Floyd. Lloyd was a WW flying ace and was killed in a plane crash. 2 - Floyd (twin) ATKINSON Floyd killed by a runaway horse. 2 - Rachel ATKINSON

Dag Oredsson 10 Apr 1997
I am looking for information on Celia/Sissa Gibson (Jeppsdotter) b. 1856 in Glimakra, Sweden, d. ca. 1935 in Omaha, married to James R. Wilson (1861/after 1938) (sons: James L. 1890/1919 and Howard A. 1892/1943, both without children), and her sisters Bessie/Bengta married with unkown (no children) b. 1858 and d. March 1927 in Omaha, and Hannah Gibson (unmarried) b. 1868 and d. March 1943 in Omaha.

Donna Bartholow 13 Apr 1997
I am looking for information on the second wife of John Scholler born Baden Baden 1841. Settled in Omaha and was a butcher. First wife Caroline, daughters, Rosa b. 1868 married a Burns/Byrnes, Nettie b. 1871, and Caroline b. 1877 married Fred Georne. Caroline died between 1880 and 1885. John remarried Mary Jane. I need last name of second wife.

Janet Baker 13 Apr 1997
Looking for information regarding the SLIGHTAM family that resided in Omaha from the 1850s untill the 1900s.

blake keithley Wed Apr 23 21:33:43 1997
I am looking for information on a Lewis(Louis)Charles Keithley and Nettie Wheatley Keithley. Lewis Charles born in St Charles county missouri died Omaha? 1941/1944. last known address 333 Elm, Omaha Neb. Nettie Wheatley keithley I need date of death. Nettie daughter of Joseph Wheatley and Martha coon(s) kuhn? Nettie was born in Ill. her mother in Ill. and her father in Ky. Any info on burial location or obit location appreciated. Thanks blake keithley

Joan Marie Meyering Wed Apr 23 22:04:25 1997
HARBIN Seek information on Charles & Harriett HARBIN who were in Omaha in 1860. He was 28, a barkeeper, and from Ohio, she was 19 & from Iowa. Would like to know who his parents were, and what kids they had.

Natalie McDonald Sat Apr 26 08:49:20 1997
AXTELL, JAMES CLINTON - Seeking current whereabouts of James Clinton AXTELL, born October 2, 1946 in Grand Island, Nebraska, son of Ralph James AXTELL. The family lived at 4828 Erskine Street, Omaha and James attended Bishop High School. He attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology during the years 1943-1946, during which time his family relocated to the farming community of Bishop, Texas. His whereabouts since 1947 are presently unknown; all leads sincerely appreciated.

SHELTON Fri Apr 25 08:59:01 1997
I'm looking for information on my grandfather Raymond Elmer SHELTON born March 15,1905. in North Dakota ( ? ) he died in 1969 in Omaha.He listed his parent's names as Charles and Elsie (maiden name maybe SCHWARTZ) he wrote they were from Sweden on his marriage license to my grandmother. Her name was Cladine Ruby Davidson (Pendley) It also indicated it was a second marriage for both of them. He was a truck driver by trade and travelled all over the country. He was also supposed to have been from a large family. Any info would be appreciated.

GENE BOLEY Thu May 1 09:58:06 1997

Barbara Cowan Fri May 2 18:18:53 1997
I am searching for the family of WILLIAM T. PAYNE who lived & later died in DOUGLAS CO.,NE Dec 1943 . His wife was Christine??. Does anyone know about this family? Thanks

loren a magsam Fri May 2 18:34:01 1997
Searching NIELSEN, ARMBRUST and HERTWICK, late 1800s in Sarpy County or Douglas County, Nebraska. All are believed to have emigrated from Germany in mid 1800s. NIELSEN family moved to Polk County, Minnesota in early 1900s.

B. Cook Sat May 3 13:13:15 1997
Searching for any information about family members who lived in in early 1900s: LYMAN WELSCH; MINNIE (WELSCH) COOK; JESSIE WELSCH; ELLEN (WELSCH)MANN; LOUISA PEARL (WELSCH) BURKHART. Also search for surname of OWENS,who lived in Nuckolls and Douglass counties in same time period (descendants of ENOCH, MARY ELLEN, MINNIE, WILLIAM, EDWARD, CHARLES,FRANKLIN, ANDREW, JOSEPH, HENRY, and MYRTLE OWENS). Also searching for any information about CHARLES HENRY COOK, who lived in Omaha in the early 1900s.

Robert L. Lloyd Sun May 4 15:45:26 1997
I'm looking for information on my G-G-grandfather Perry LAWSON. He married Elizabeth JOHNSONin Ohio in 1843, they lived in Peoria Illinois until the late 1860's, when they moved to Johnson Co. NE. They appear in Johnson Co. census in 1870 but he does not appear in the 1880 census. She does not appear in the 1910 census. I believe both died in Johnson Co. There children were Martha J.,Emily, George Washington, Joe, Elizabeth, Perry M. Jr., Florance, Mary, Delbert and John. Only John was born in NE. Thought I might find a will or estate that would provide more infromation about this family.

Claude Nimmo Mon May 5 16:12:49 1997
Seeking any info on Mary Elizabeth Nimmo Margold M/James G Margold 27 Sep 1848 Union Co IL. Mary died in Indiana and lay to rest in Omaha Nov 1912. Thanks

Adrain Snider Tue May 6 11:12:39 1997
Heasley/Heasly: Seeking the date of death of husband and wife John t. or Maggie HEASLEY. Last recorded is l911, in Omaha City, directory in south omaha,Ne.

Pat Turner Wed May 7 10:21:56 1997
Researching my grandfather Patrick (N) TURNER and grandmother Johanna SCHICKAUFSKY who married sometime in the 1890's and may have lived in the Omaha area during this period. Any information would be helpful

Beth Patrick Thu May 8 23:40:22 1997
My Gr.grandfather Thomas BULLOCK married Mary CHAMBERS, then Martha Chambers. The 1870 census showed their MOTHER as being from Ireland. I have not established what her maiden name was or if she married THOMAS CHAMBERS in the U.S. Apparently Thomas had brothers Samuel, John, Joseph. I have a paper dated May 17, 1864 saying Thomas Bullock, Coitsville, Ohio was to report for duty in Warren Ohio. My Grandparents (Rosamond Green & Thomas Bullock) were both born in Nebraska. Any information on ANY of these names would be greatly appreciated.

Dorothy Chance Sat May 17 20:10:33 1997
Seeking information on LUDWIG and BROUGH families. Edwin Stanton Ludwig went to Florida in 1890's prospecting for phosphate. Either he, or his father had driven wagon trains from Omaha to Denver during the pony express period. Emma Brough, his wife, was supposed to be kin to Arlington Spangler Brough, better known as the actor Robert Taylor. These are my husband's grandparents. Please reply. Thanks

 Michelle Greisen Mon May 18, 1997
 John Albert LINDERHOLM,(Secretary/VP? Crowell Grain Elevator Co, Omaha) m. Maude (?)
 their two daughters - Edna Elizabeth Linderholm b. in Blair NE, m. in Omaha
1933 Frank Hughey PLAISTED(worked for Aetna Ins) Frances Margerie Linderholm, m. in Omaha 1933 Jonathan Edwards CLARKE.

Charles Rogers Sat May 24 15:04:51 1997
MAACK, Edward b.1867 d. 1937 & Eliza Dora (BROCKMAN)b 1870 d 1962 are my grandparents. Believe m. about 1870-75. Children were John, Ed, Bill (Wm.),George,Ann (my mother) and not sure of other boys. Have traced my ROGERS to 1753 in TN & MD, now working on MAACK side. Lived in Omaha most of the time. Would like any info on this family. Thanks.

Ramdall Lacombe Sat May 24 20:15:13 1997
Hi, I am looking for any information on the Lautrup's Especially descendents of Chris Ever LAUTRUP married to Mary CHRISTENSEN whom is buried at the Kennard Cemetery his father Chris Ever Lautrup and mother are buried at Orum Cemetery I believe thats the proper spelling. Chris Ever Lautrup Jr. had 10 kids Harold, Edward, Henry, Violia, Birtha, Luella, Dorthy, Ella, Howard, Leona. If you have any information about these people please email me at, and My grandfather was Eward Lautrup the 1st fire chief at the Kennard Volunteer Fire Department..

Brian Sparks Mon May 26 18:33:46 1997
Looking for information about my great-great grandparents Frank POVONDRA born 12-27-1871 in Bohemia and died 5-5-1944 in Omaha his wife Christine ZALOUDEK Povondra born 1-22-1875 in Bohemia and died 7-28-1947 in Omaha. Joseph KMENT born 2-2-1877 in Bohemia and died 7-30-1927 in Omaha and his wife Anna VACHTL Kment born 3-27-1881 in Polen, Czeck. and died in 3-16-1958 in Omaha. Thank You for any information you may have!

Joe Donahue Thu May 29 17:21:33 1997
Seeking information on Adolph Albert ALBRECHT and wife Alma H. MEYER (m. abt 1872). According to family history, they lived in North Platte from about 1860 to about 1900. He was a violin maker and had a shop there (again oral history). Children included Carl Emil Albrecht born January 16, 1865 in North Platte, Oscar, Otto, Amr, Hattie, and Olga. State of Nebraska has no birth, marriage, or death records for the time frame. The US Census for 1900 shows Adolph (an artist) and Alma with son Oscar A. (a zither-maker), Otto H. (a shipping clerk); and daughter Olga E. at home in Omaha!! [in a rented home on south 17th]. It is possible they lived in Omaha for most of their Nebraska time, and Carl was simply born during a short stay in North Platte. Any help with location of a violin shop, zither shop, or art gallery? early newspaper articles, or other information would be much appreciated. Joe

Terrence Beasor Fri May 30 13:55:44 1997
I am looking for information on Cyrus BASOR (BEASOR, BASORE)born Sept. 1863 in PA. He married Ella Jane WARNER born in Ohio in March 1863 in 1886. He appears in the Omaha City Directorys of 1889 and 1890 as a Carpenter living on South 29th Street. He is listed in the 1900 census. I have found a William BASORE in Blue Springs, Gage County in the 1880 census with a son named William who would be the same age as Cyrus. Cyrus had three children all born in Omaha including my Grandfather Harry Eugene BEASOR who fathered four chlidren all born in Omaha as well. Any information on Cyrus, exact date of marriage, did he change his name, etc. would be greatly appreciated.

Sharen Bold Fri May 30 11:13:44 1997
Looking for information on Coleman P. FIMPLE who was a a police officer in Omaha in 1911 and had a beat in the southern part of the city. He had a son named Merle and his wife was Mary. When did he died?

Jerry Stafford Sat May 31 11:22:37 1997
Looking for STAFFORD, BRADY, O'HARA, STUNDON cir. 1900. Most born in Ireland. Stafford came from Louisville, later moved to Minnesota. Thanks.

Trish Brott Martin Mon Jun 2 08:51:43 1997
Am searching info regarding Mabel pearl BROTT, d/o Fred Martin Brott. Mabel was born in Ames, Ne. 3-23-1904. Am researching Brott line in Johnson Cnty...James Martin Brott. Have lots of info on this line. Am willing to share.

Lucy D. Fields Mon Jun 2 20:04:10 1997
SWEENEY,Eliza Jane Etna-- I am trying to locate info on Sweeney. She was married to Henry SIFERT. She died in Omaha, Neb on Feb 16, 1902. She had a daughter Phoebe Sifert married to Levi Norman HARTWELL. I would appreciate any info or leads on Sweeney parents, siblings or any other children.

R. Bratkowsky Sun Jun 8 10:37:01 1997
I am researching BARNEY, MATSON, FRANK, JOHANSEN, BELLOWS, FISHER, LUSE, HANSEN. Charles L. BARNEY b:April 1852 in Pennsylvania, his parents: George BARNEY & L.S. BELLOWS. Charles L. BARNEY married Elizabeth O. FRANK in 1879. Her parents: William FRANK & Lucy A. FISHER. Their son,Charles A. BARNEY b:11/04/1897 Gretna, Sarpy Co. m:11/10/1915 to Ruth G. MATSON in Omaha. Ruth G. MATSON b:01/17/1895 in Omaha. Her parents: John MATSON & Hilda A. JOHANSEN I am looking to share information with others researching these lines.

Ruth Thompson Porter Mon Jun 9 19:43:55 1997
Endeavoring to find parents, siblings and wife of Frederick P. THOMPSON b. April, 1865 in Nebraska. Because his son - Henry Kenneth was born in Omaha in 1890,I have assumed that Frederick was probably married there. By trade, he was a carpenter and cabinet maker. In 1900, Frederick, his second wife and three children lived in Kansas City, Wyandotte County, KS where he was employed as a railroad carpenter. Any information will be greatly appreciated.

Merlin Brinckman Mon Jun 9 21:28:03 1997
any info. on John & Amelia WILSON, Son Henry B. b.Jan.13,1874 , Omaha NE, two brothers, and sister Laura .

John McCoy Mon Jun 9 12:35:34 1997
HULTGREN, MCCOY Looking for information on the marriage of Leola B. (Kate) McCOY, b. December 1884, in Illinois, married ? HULTGREN. Living in Omaha in 1922. If you have information on the HULTGREN family, or the descendants of Leola B. Kate McCoy HULTGREN, please contact me. Thanks.

Paul C Redin Fri Jun 13 13:39:11 1997
I am looking for the death record of Elizabeth VISIUA (or VISINA or VIZINA) (nee BRUNO) who died near Omaha in April or May 1903. Mrs Visiua is my maternal grandfather's maternal grandmother (my great-great-grandmother).

Carol (Bickford) Lang Mon Jun 16 07:26:11 1997
My gr.father Harvey Austin BICKFORD and his last wife are buried in West Lawn Cemetery, Omaha, Douglas Co., NE. Is there someone who would take pictures of their gravestone(s) and the cemetery entrance (cemetery name) for me? I'll pay for this. Thank you very much.

Kathie L. Jones Joiner Mon Jun 16 19:24:16 1997
I am trying to find any relations to my maternal grandfather Sherman Blair SWAILS. His parents were George (Washington?) Swails and his mother was Mary. He was born August 5, 1884 in Omaha. He was a railroad fireman. I believe he had a younger brother who also worked for the railroad.

Pam Brayton Tue Jun 17 15:30:31 1997
I am serching for information on the parents and siblings of a Percis (Male) BUTTERFIELD who died at Winter Quarters, Douglas, NE on August 27, 1847. I suspect he was a small child when he died. Information on his family or any other with the surname BUTTERFIELD would be greatly appreciated.

Betty Aron Schneider Wed Jun 18 08:56:01 1997
I am researching the family of MATTHEW SCHNEIDER (2/11/1887-10/29/42). He was born in Heitoin, Austria, Hugary and died in Omaha, NE. He came to the US from Hamburg, Germany (??) date and ship unknown. His siblings were JENNIE, ELIZABETH, MARY (married a WEBB) and JOSEPH. Parents names are unknown. It is believed the family came to the US together but I have no records to prove one way or the other. MATTHEW SCHNEIDER married ANNA FOLMER and produced one child from that union - JOHANNA SCHNEIDER who married (??) KLEEBERGER and moved to Spearman, Texas. After ANNA's death he married CLARA ADLER (abt. 1880- 8/1925). That union produced eight children - MATTHEW (3/12/1899-2/5/1979) married Agnes (??) and moved to San Diego, CA; CLARA JOSEPHINE SCHNEIDER (4/13/1900-11/8/1991) married GEORGE ARCHER and moved to San Diego County, CA;, FRANK SCHNEIDER (1903-1946), GEORGE SCHNEIDER (9/28/1905- 4/25/1989) married BERTHA (??) and stayed in Omaha; FRANCES SCHNEIDER (1908-1942) married (??) MURPHY; ARTHUR SCHNEIDER (11/1/1911-3/10/1990) married DOROTHY (??) and moved to San Diego, CA; MILDRED SCHNEIDER (2/16/1913 to present) married LLOYD ANDERSON and moved to San Diego, CA - she has been contacted but she has no memories of anything ever being spoken of - and finally JAMES WALTER SCHNEIDER, Sr. (10/6/1920-10/8/1991) married DORIS ELIZABETH LILLEY (2/5/1919-1/5/1990) of Papillion, Sarpy County, NE then they also moved to San Diego, CA. DORIS LILLEY is the daughter of JOHN GATES LILLEY and FIOLINA (Lena) CATHERINE GEHRINGER (and ggrand-daughter of AMOS GATES) both of Papillion, Sarpy County, NE. Do any of these names "ring a bell" with anyone out there. I have not seen any of these names posted. Is anyone researching any of these lines? Any info would be appreciated and I am very willing to share what info I have. Thanks in advance.

Patrick Thomas Short Wed Jun 18 13:03:08 1997
I'm looking for dates and places of births,death, marriages and children of the people listed. William B.SHORT was born in Canada, his parents I think were immigrants from Ireland. He married Elizabeth CUNNINGHAM and lived in Omaha. He died and was buried in Forest Lawn in 1935. I think he had a brother who married a native indian princess in what was Oklahoma at the time. William and Elizabeth's children were Roy,Helen,Willie,Jessie (who was killed in an elevator accident at 17),Earl, and Thomas Leahy Short all born in Omah. Thomas married Margaret TERRELL from Indiana. Their children were Marle,Helen,Richard, Donald,Dorothy and Thomas Leahy Short Jr. all of them born in Omaha .

Artemis C. Kares Fri Jun 20 09:07:35 1997
I am trying to determine the relationship of John L. BRANDEIS (who died in the 1970s or 1980s in Los Angeles) to Jonas L. Brandeis (1836-1903)who founded J. L. Brandeis & Sons Store in Omaha.

Freda Strampe Mon Jun 23 11:20:42 1997
HARRINGTON, ARCHIE - Fremont, NE. Archie HARRINGTON was born 18 June 1912 in Council Bluffs, IA to Cecil HARRINGTON of Jefferson County, NE. He was given up for adoption two days later to Dagmar and James C. JOHNSON of 334 Pebble St in Fremont. Archie was my father. He died in 1943 while in the Navy. I would appreciate any information on the biological parents of Archie. Freda Strampe, Omaha, NE.

Joan Sun Jun 29 13:17:28 1997
Need birth, marriage,& death date of Anna BOUKAL who married Jacob Rudolf HRDLICKA about 1876/1877. She probably died between 1880 and 1883. Were still in Omaha 1882. Jacob married Anna LUDVICK sometime after 1882. Would like to know date of their marriage. Their first child was born January 1884 in Madison, NE so presume they were married in Omaha or Madison Co. Appreciate your help.


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