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J. B. Mathauser Family

Researcher: Frantz Beyer

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Research in the Wilber, Nebraska library revealed that Mr. Jos. B. Mathauser was a Czech settler in the town of Clarkson, Colfax Co. Nebraska, quite some distance northwest of Omaha, NE. He was a druggist and came from Klenec village in Domazlice town and Plzen county ????

Mathauser was not found in 1880 census or census index for Nebraska.

1885 NE Census


Mathauser J B, Drugs, Wilber [town] post office

'Passenger and Immigration List Index': Year: 1893-1894
Primary Immigrant: Mathauser, Jos. B.
Source Code: 8774.11
Source Publication:
SOBOTKA, MARGIE. Nebraska, Kansas Czech Settlers, 1891-1895. Omaha, NE:
Sobotka, 1980. 251p.
Source Annotation:
Place of settlement, date of newspaper article. When provided in the source document, the English form of the name (versus the Czech form) was indexed.
Forenames were expanded in accordance with a chart in the introduction of the book. All names were indexed unless birth in the U.S. was specifically stated. This source acts as an addition to History of Czechs in Nebraska by Rose Rosicky. Information comes from articles written by Frank Mares for the Czech newspaper, Hospodar (The Farmer), 1891-1895. The articles appeared in the first three volumes, Mar. 1891-May 1894, and Mar. 1895-Sept. 1895. The original text is found on microfilm at the Nebraska State Historical Society in Lincoln.
Source Page Number: 162
Permanent Entry Number: 881859
Accession Number:  8497199"
Source: Frantz Beyer email

Colfax Co. NE cemetery:
Inf son of J B & M A Mathauser, no date or age
NAME OF CEMETERY: Czech National Cemetery and Catholic Cemetery of Clarkson
STATE: Nebraska    COUNTY: Colfax   TOWNSHIP: Adams
SECTION: SW1/4 SE1/4 of Section 6  TOWNSHIP: 20 N RANGE 3 East
RECORDED BY: Clarabelle Mares
ASSISTED BY: Kathrine Peterson
DATE RECORDED: Started 19 October 1977, completed 15 December 1977


1900 NE census, Dodge (town), Dodge Co. NE.
Mathauser, Jos., white male born June 1864, age 35,  married 13 years,  born Bohemia, both parents born Bohemia came to US in 1881, Citizenship not applied, Druggist.

Mathauser, Mary white female born Sept 1869 Illinois, age 30, married 13 years, mother of 4 children, 3 alive (one buried in Colfax county) born Illinois, both parents born Bohemia, no citizenship info.

Mathauser, Adela, daughter, white female born May 1888 NE, 12 years, single

Mathauser, Bozena, daughter, white female born Sept. 1892 NE, 7 years,  single

Mathauser, Lunil, son. white male born Apr 1899 NE, 1 year, single
Source: Wm. Wever

1902 Dodge Co. NE
Progressive Men of Nebraska - A BOOK OF PORTRAITS - DODGE COUNTY EDITION, 1902 [index only]
Mathauser, J. B.        pg 146
Note: this book has photo of J. B. Mathauser

1918 WW II [sic which war?? probably WW I]
Sndex Surname                County             Type of Record
M326  Mathauser ..........  Garfield .......  WWII Honor Roll
Note: Do not have first name for this entry. Could be war death but not proven yet.


1920 census Omaha, Douglas Co. NE
Shows Mathauser children as step-children of another man.
His wife was named Mary but she was only 44 years of age....not 50.
Note: This family has a wife with the same name as the wife of Mr. Mathauser.
Possible next research steps: Try to find the marriage license of the step-children and see if Mathauser is shown as the father of the bride or groom.


1930-40s Custer Co. NE (about 160 miles northwest of Omaha, NE)
Mathauser, Charles B., 1885-1939
"      Hazel L., 1891-1948
(2 small stones to east - same style - say Marvin & Norman)

A bit more from the Custer Co. NEGenWeb site. This is from newspaper extracts.
Mathauser, C. B.,  Sargent Leader  04/20/1939  suicide hanging near Comstock,  age 54 
Mathauser, Harold,   Sargent Leader  10/30/1941 weds Thema Bingleman
Mathauser, Chas,  Sargent Leader  12/24/1942  weds Marjorie Thompson 
Ref: Sargent Leader Newspaper, Sargent (town), Custer Co. NE


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