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NSGS Nebraska Ancestree, Vol 1, no.2, page 57 - Fall, 1978
No submitter named, no source given.

Upland, Franklin Co., was incorporated on 7 Mar 1894. First board of
trustees: Anton HANSEN, John PARKER, M. L. DOYLE, Frank OSTERLUND, Frank
WILSEY.


NSGS Nebraska Ancestree, Vol 1, no.2, page 68 - Fall, 1978
A-Submitted by James Gray, Lincoln

UPLAND HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI SINCE 1891, FRANKLIN COUNTY

1891:
Anna ADAMS
Mrs. Chris RUSH

1900:
Mr&Ms. Jeff CURRENT

1902:
Stanley BREITWEISER
Leonard CARY
Ruth JACKSON
Ernie PARKER

1905:
Harry BREITWEISER
Jessie BREITWEISER
Leonard DETRICKS
Nellie DOYLE
George HANSEN
John HEDRICK
Bettie HOWELL
Ralph JACKSON
Luella LINDER
Lena LUNDBERG

1907:
Edgar BREITWEISER
Bud DOYLE
Will DOWLING
Lottie LINDER

1908:
Elmer BUNGER
Ora BUNGER
Belle HOWELL
Lena IMHOF
Rella MURR
Clarence SCHEETZ

1909:
Leonard BENSON
Ora BURR
Henry HANSEN
Lion PRICE
Rae PRICE

1910:
Nellie BREITWEISER
Earl JACKSON
Gala RABER

1911:
Clarence BENSON
Louis BERTRAND Jr.
Roy IMHOF
Jesse OSTRRGAARD
Linus OSTERLUND
Cecil ROGERS
Herman STUTHEIT

1912:
Ella OSTERLUND

1913:
Milrae JUDKINS
Mae LAUX
Ethel OSTERGAARD
Mary OSTERGAARD
Katie SCHACHTLER
Myrtle SCHAFER
Marie SHRYOCK

1914:
Aley HANSEN

1915:
Violet GRAY
Margaret HANSEN
William OSTERLUND
Marian SCHAFER

1917:
Boy BREITWEISER
Mary LARSEN
Cuba ROGERS
Beatrice WALENTINE

1918
Ralph MASON
Fred OSTERLUND

1919:
William BERRY
Durfee LARSON
Helen ROBINSON
Raymond THOMPSON

1921:
Bessie BURR
Helen HANSEN
Eva HENDRICKS
Walter HUGHES
Oscar OSTERLUND
Nellie WAGOR

 

1922:
Raymond BENSON
Nellie BERTRAND
Florence GILGEN
E. Paul GILGEN
Ruby GRAY
Leon HANSEN
Hattie HENDRICKS
Gesina RADEMACHER
Amy ROGGENKAMP
Robert SMOCK
Laura LINDER



NSGS Nebraska Ancestree, Vol 1, no.2, page 93 - Fall, 1978
No source given.
A-Submitted by Mrs. Eugene "Dessie" Warriner, Franklin Ne

FIRST SETTLERS IN RIVERTON, FRANKLIN COUNTY

A group of men in Omaha in 1870 formed a company, known as the Thompson Colony, to explore land in outstate Nebraska. They traveled as far as Thompson Creek, returned to Omaha that fall urging people to file claims for settlement. In 1871 the Thompson Colony asked Governor BUTLER for arms and ammunition for defense against the Indians. The Governor advised the group to form a militia company, which they did and elected T. S. BUTLER, Captain; J. H. HUNTER, 1st Lt., and William C. THOMPSON, 2nd Lt. in the Second Nebraska Cavalry.

The first settlers of the Thompson Colony were: Barnett ASHBURNE owned 3 of the teams which helped bring the settlers; William Bedford ONEY (who was married to ASHBURNE's daughter, Mary); H. BANKS;
William C. THOMPSON, who served as the first postmaster; his brother, James W. THOMPSON, leader of the Colony (the creek was named for these brothers); Thomas S. BUTLER, who carried mail to Kearney. These people all lived in the stockade and the rest of the company lived in their covered wagons and dug-outs on their homestead claims.

Jacob BURRIS taught 5 children the first summer in a willow school on the west bank of the Thompson Creek. A flood in August washed away the school and a new limestone one was built farther upon the hill.

The first baby born in the Stockade (and what is now Riverton) was William ONEY, born 2 o'clock a. m., 17 Nov 1871. When this child was 6 years old, another child 3 1/2 and a little girl, who was 2 when she came
and was 8 at the time, all died within 3 weeks of each other with diptheria. Another child soon died after being in contact with these children.

Also with the Colony was an Uncle Johnney ____, an Irishman, with a great sense of Humor, Richard BECKWITH, Isaac CHAPPEL, John CORDIN, Michael O'SULLIVAN, an Omahan who held the meetings of the group at his home. His step-daughter. Sarah BODWILL, died with consumption before their house was completed. He later wrote a history of the town.

Others were Thomas Edward RILEY, who married Sybilla Elizabeth HAND. They operated an early hotel and cafe in Riverton. Lemuel ROBINSON and his wife, Emily Sofia GARRETSON, also came in a covered wagon. They were the grandparents of Eugene WARRINER. John SILVER built the first store at the stockage. Rev. TOWNSEND, a Methodist preacher, was the first to preach in the county. He lived near Franklin.


NSGS Nebraska Ancestree, Vol 1, no.4, page 180 - Spring 1979
A-Submitted by Mrs. D. JoAnn Shimonek Schiefelbein, Wichita Ks

Extracts from "The Milligan Journal" 20 Sep 1901 Vol. V. No. 7:

Grafton: Mrs. G. E. WITTER d 8 Sep 1901 at her home 2 miles south & 1 mile east of Grafton. Services were conducted by Rev. SEYMOUR and burial was at the Fairmont cemetery. Mtilda E. BELL was b Edinburg, Portage Co Oh 27 Jan 1843, with the Christian church as a girl, afterwards the Methodist church.

Fairmont: B 9 Sep a son to John MCCABE & wife. B 7 Sep a son to I. N. LOTT & wife of north Fairmont.

Milligan: Mrs. Mary BURES, wife of Frank BURES, Jr, living 9 miles northwest of town, died leaving a husband & 3 small-children, 1 born but a few weeks. The funeral was held at the Catholic church Sunday with
interment in the Catholic cemetery.

Saline County Happenings: Jos. HYNEK, Frank SLEPICKA, Louis SLEPICKA, John SHIMERDA & John VOSTRES returned this week from a trip to Alberta, Canada where they all bought a farm.


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