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FAMILY GROUP SHEET
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HUSBAND:    Richard  EMS
BORN:            25 Nov 1819, Brimpsfield, Gloucestershire, England
MARRIAGE:  Mary Ann CAREY BALDREY
OTHER MARRIAGE:  Rosa Allen COUPENS
MILITARY SERVICE:
DIED:              abt. 1886  Furnas co., Nebraska

FATHER'S NAME AND DATE OF BIRTH:   Edward EMS, 07 June 1780

MOTHER'S NAME AND DATE OF BIRTH:  Jane DAVIS, 20 Mar 1791
NOTES:
Between the years 1874 and 1945 Richard EMS, his sons and their familys
homesteaded, purchased and farmed over 1400 acres in Union twp, Furnas co. Ne.
The Arapahoe country club and Garfield cemetery are on land that was once
owned by Richard       
 and Franklin EMS, Franklin's mother in law and father in law, Nathan and
Nancy BAUGHER are buried on the country club grounds.It is believed Richard is
also buried there.

A LETTER TO THE EDITOR OF THE ARAPAHOE PIONEER FROM RICHARD EMS. SEPTEMBER
1879.

The  Communication--                                       From the Elm Grove
Farms
Editor of  the Arapahoe Pioneer;                       September  25, 1879   
                                     
In  your   issue of  Sept.19, I   see an  ably written  article  on the
Republican Valley, showing:  its course  through this   state  and.  county,
giving
 an account  of   its  many  advantages  for  settlers, its  productivness,
its soil, streams, timber  etc.; all of which I   heartily  endorse. But on 
reading  it, I discovered one or two errors,which, by your kindly note  I  will
try  and correct; not that I wish to find fault ,for  it  is ably  and well
written; but  I wish all readers of the paper  to be correctly  informed as to
the natural production of  the valley, and  especiallv  this county.          
                                                                             
   On the second page of  the  article,  it  says, "Wild grapes of fine
quality are  found  skirting- the  streams, these  with the wild plums  are  the
only wild fruit in  the region."
                                                                             
    Now this what I wish to  correct, as  in addition to  grapes  and plums
cherries,currants  and raspberries   are  found  in  almost  all  the  canyons
along their  streams, and  these  cherries  are of superior Quality to those
found east. Even in Eastern part  of  this  state, they  are  not  as fine and
sweet-make   excellent   sauce  and don't pucker your mouth the least. All 
this was  demonstrated too, and well known  by of  the Arapahoe boys who visited
my place last Summer  as  I  have all these several sorts of fruits growing
on  mv place four miles south of Arapahoe, in Township;  three , range  twentv 
three(23).
I  had  any quanitv of cherries and  plums of  as fine  a quality as. you
could have ever  seen, In  fact, they were a sight to behold, all growing  to
within  twenty to one hundred yards of my door and  all say thev were to
behold,.
Again I  see  the  mention of   the  forest trees on the streams, it does 
not  mention Hackberry nor Walnuts  which  are  found on the  streams. Hackberry
 is generallv  to  be  found but  Walnut  is on  the Upper Beaver and Prairie
dog creeks.   Excuse  me  for mentioning these items. Wishing you and the
paper you edit so ably a long and lasting success and prosperity.
I remain yours in haste --- Richard EMS

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WIFE:   Mary Ann CAREY BALDREY
BORN: 13 June 1832  Cheltenham, Glou., England
OTHER MARRIAGES: Robert Charles Taylor,  Douglas co., Ne.
DIED:   1914  buried Elkhorn, Ne

FATHER'S NAME AND DATE OF BIRTH:   Samuel BALDREY

MOTHER'S NAME AND DATE OF BIRTH:  Eliza
NOTES:
After R. C. TAYLORS death Mary Ann married a Mr. WINTERBURN in Douglas co.
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CHILD 1:   Joseph William EMS
SEX:          Male
BORN:      24 July 1857, Cheltenham, England
MARRIAGE:  Emma SMITH, 20 Jan 1879  Furnas co. Ne.
OTHER MARRIAGES:
MILITARY SERVICE:
DIED: 09 Jan. 1902
NOTES:
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CHILD 2:   Walter Richard EMS 
SEX:           Male
BORN:       17 Dec 1858, Cheltenham, England
MARRIAGE:  Ellen MURPHY
OTHER MARRIAGES:
MILITARY SERVICE:
DIED:         29 Jan 1934  San Bernadino, Ca.
NOTES:
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CHILD 3:    Franklin Robert Henry Adolphus EMS
SEX:           Male
BORN:       11 June 1860, Cheltenham, England
MARRIAGE:   Cena Catherine BAUGHER, 03 July 1887  Furnas co., Ne.
OTHER MARRIAGE:
MILITARY SERVICE:
Died:         08  Mar 1930  buried Arapahoe cemetery 
NOTES:
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CHILD 4:     Eliza Kate EMS
SEX:            Female
BORN:        May 1863
MARRIAGE:
OTHER MARRIAGES:
MILITARY SERVICE:
DIED:          June 1863, at sea during their voyage to the new world.
NOTES:
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CHILD 5:     Robert Charles EMS TAYLOR
SEX:            Male
BORN:        20 Dec 1864, Cheltenham, England
MARRIAGE:  Mrs. Lucy A. WATKINS
OTHER MARRIAGES:
MILITARY SERVICE:
DIED:
NOTES:        Robert Charles EMS was adopted by R. C. TAYLOR of Elkhorn,
Douglas co., Ne., But rejoined his father Richard EMS to farm in Furnas co. abt.
1884.
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CHILD 6:      Anne Rosetta Alice EMS
SEX:             Female
BORN:         27 Jan 1867, Douglas Co., NE
MARRIAGE:  Bert WOOLEN, 1880
OTHER MARRIAGES:
MILITARY SERVICE:
DIED:            25 Oct 1887
NOTES:
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SUBMITTED BY: Jeanine Ems Robison / Ron Ems
DATE: May 14, 2004
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:

The following was inside the cover of Richard Ems' diary

R. Ems His Book

No. of watch 4094

Arantle, Avams D. C.

London, Eng.

The following was excerpted from his diary, which was basically a small
notebook.

My descent is German, as my father's great grandfather and great grandmother
emigrated from the town of Ems, on the river Ems, on the coast of Germany, on
the North Sea or German Ocean. At that time the Danes and Saxons settled in
England. My Grandfather's family was twelve in number, my father was the oldest
of the family, and named Edward. He died when I was fifteen years old.



I was born on the 25th day of November, 1819, Brimpsfield, England. I was
married to Rosa Allen Coupens on December 26, 1848, at St. Marys church in
Cheltenham, Old England. I had three children by that marriage, one boy, Martin,
and
two girls, Mary Jane and Mary Ann. My wife died December, 1855, age 40 years.

On April 20, 1856, I was married to Mary Ann Carey Baldrey at St. Pauls
church, Cheltenham, England. I had the following children of that marriage.

Joseph William born July 24, 1857

Walter Richard born Dec 17, 1858

Franklin Robert born June 11, 1860

Eliza Kate born May              1863

Eliza Kate died on the sea June 12, 1863. She was buried at sea lat. 46 long.
25.



We left for America May 28, 1863, on the ship Linasure. We landed at Castle
Garden, July 1863. We left New York by way of the Albany Suspension Bridge,
traveled on to Detroit, to Chicago, to Quincy, and on to St. Joseph. Then up the
river to Omaha, and landed on the banks of the river Missouri on the 1st day
of August 1863. I had 5 cents in money and no more.



I went to work in Omaha. It had only three or four good stores. The next fall
my wife went back to England and was confined of a boy, Robert Charles, born
December 20, 1864, at Cheltenham, England. She, little Frank, and her brother,
Alfred left England and arrived again in Omaha June 21, 1865, and all well.



In a little while we went out to Taylor's farm near Elkhorn, Ne. to live and
farm. On January 27, 1867, my wife was confined of a little girl. It was awful
weather. I came near losing my life going to Omaha for a doctor. The girls'
name, Anne Rosetta Alice.



January 27, 1868, Robert Charles was adopted by Taylor as son and
heir..Taylor having no wife or child. My wife had another little girl who died
in infancy
and was buried at Taylor's. I don't know date or name, as I and my wife had
parted and got a divorce from her in Oct. 1873.

I married Martha Auney. I left her and Douglas County and came and took a
homestead and tree claim in Furnas co., Ne. May 24, 1874.

I got a bill from Martha Auney in District Court of Furnas County, term of
court 1880.

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Furnas County Family Genealogy

FAMILY GROUP SHEET

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HUSBAND: Franklin Robert Henry Adolphus EMS

BORN: 11 June 1860, Cheltenham, Glouchester, England

MARRIAGE: 03 July 1887..Furnas co., Ne. 

OTHER MARRIAGES:

MILITARY SERVICE:

DIED: 08 Mar 1930..buried Arapahoe cemetery

FATHER'S NAME AND DATE OF BIRTH:... Richard EMS,  25 Nov 1819..Brimpsfield,
Glouchestershire, England

MOTHER'S NAME AND DATE OF BIRTH: Mary Ann CAREY BALDREY..13 June
1832..Cheltenham, Glouchestershire, England.

NOTES:

In the mid 1880's Franklin and Cena EMS owned the land where the Arapahoe
country club now is, it is believed Franklin's father Richard is buried in
Garfield cemetery on that property as are Cena's parents Nathan and Nancy
BAUGHER
and two of her brothers, James and Byron.

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WIFE: Cena Catharine BAUGHER

BORN 10 Mar 1870, Sullivan, Shelby co. Illinois

OTHER MARRIAGES:

DIED: 22 Nov 1930..buried Arapahoe cemetery

FATHER'S NAME AND DATE OF BIRTH: Nathan BAUGHER,...... 07 Oct 1831, Sonn
Town, Ohio

MOTHER'S NAME AND DATE OF BIRTH: Nancy Roselia DODSON, 10 June 1834, Illinois

NOTES:



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CHILD 1: Amelia M. Jessie Dorothy EMS

SEX: Female

BORN: Dec 1895

MARRIAGE: James Franklin GALEY, ..26 Jan 1919

OTHER MARRIAGES: Russel W. NUSBAUM..abt 1929..Furnas co., Ne.

MILITARY SERVICE:

DIED: 1950..buried Arapahoe cemetery

NOTES:

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CHILD 2: Robert Franklin EMS

SEX: Male

BORN: 08 April 1889

MARRIAGE: About 1915.. Irene Isabel Miller

OTHER MARRIAGES: Iva PEARSON

MILITARY SERVICE:

DIED: 10 Jan 1949

NOTES:

In the late 1920's and early 1930's Robert was the Marshal in Arapahoe.

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SUBMITTED BY: Jeanine Ems Robison/Ron Ems

DATE: May 14, 2004

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Furnas County Family Genealogy
FAMILY GROUP SHEET
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HUSBAND: Joseph William EMS
BORN: 24 July 1857, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
MARRIAGE: 20 Jan 1879  Furnas co., Ne.
OTHER MARRIAGES:
MILITARY SERVICE:
DIED:  09 Jan. 1902

FATHER'S NAME AND DATE OF BIRTH:  Richard EMS,   25 Nov 1819, Brimpsfield,
Glou., England

MOTHER'S NAME AND DATE OF BIRTH: Mary Ann CAREY BALDREY  13 June 1832 
Cheltenham, Glou., England

NOTES:

 

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WIFE: Emma SMITH

BORN June 1859, England

OTHER MARRIAGES:

DIED:

FATHER'S NAME AND DATE OF BIRTH: Benjamin SMITH, 18 Sept 1817, England

MOTHER'S NAME AND DATE OF BIRTH: Susannah Davis EMS, 21 April 1822,
Withington, Glou., England

NOTES:

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CHILD 1: Richard Archie EMS

SEX: Male

BORN:  02 Aug. 1879   Arapahoe, Furnas co., Ne.
MARRIAGE:
OTHER MARRIAGES:
MILITARY SERVICE:
DIED: 30 May 1920  Arapahoe, Furnas co., Ne.
NOTES:
Buried Arapahoe cemetery
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CHILD 2:Susannah EMS
SEX: Female
BORN: About 1884
MARRIAGE: Aaron STRAUSSER, 15 Dec 1898
OTHER MARRIAGES: J. A. HOYLE
MILITARY SERVICE:
DIED:
NOTES:
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CHILD 3: Rosa EMS
SEX: Female
BORN: About 1887
MARRIAGE:
OTHER MARRIAGES:
MILITARY SERVICE:
DIED:
NOTES:
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CHILD 4: James W. EMS
SEX: Male
BORN: About 1893
MARRIAGE:
OTHER MARRIAGES:
MILITARY SERVICE:
DIED:
NOTES:
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CHILD 5: Alice EMS
SEX: Female
BORN: About 1899
MARRIAGE:
OTHER MARRIAGES:
MILITARY SERVICE:
DIED:
NOTES:
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CHILD 6: Noreen EMS
SEX: Female
BORN: About 1905
MARRIAGE:
OTHER MARRIAGES:
MILITARY SERVICE:
DIED:
NOTES:
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SUBMITTED BY: Jeanine Ems Robison/Ron Ems
DATE: May 15, 2004
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FAMILY GROUP SHEET
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HUSBAND:................... Walter Richard EMS
BORN: .......................... 17 Dec. 1858  Cheltenham, Gloucestershire,
England
MARRIAGE: .................  04 April 1889  Holdredge. Phelps co., Ne.
OTHER MARRIAGES:
MILITARY SERVICE:
DIED: ............................. 29 Jan. 1934  San Bernardino, Ca.

FATHER'S NAME AND DATE OF BIRTH: Richard EMS  25 Nov. 1819  Brimpsfield,
Glou., England.

MOTHER'S NAME AND DATE OF BIRTH: Mary Ann Carey BALDREY  13 June 1832 
Cheltenham, Glou., England.
NOTES:
Walter EMS, his father, brothers and extended family, homesteaded and farmed
a large portion of Union twp., Furnas co. as well as some land in Union twp,
Douglas co. Ne. the 1860's, thru the early 1900's.
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WIFE: ............................ Ellen Nellie MURPHY
BORN ........................... July 1866,  Illinois

OTHER MARRIAGES:

DIED:

FATHER'S NAME AND DATE OF BIRTH:

MOTHER'S NAME AND DATE OF BIRTH:

NOTES:

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CHILD 1: ...................... William Walter EMS

SEX: .............................  Male
BORN: .........................  07 Feb. 1870  Furnas co. Ne.
MARRIAGE:
OTHER MARRIAGES:
MILITARY SERVICE:
DIED:
NOTES:
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CHILD 2: .....................  Martin Robert EMS
SEX: .............................  male
BORN: .........................  05 Feb. 1892
MARRIAGE:
OTHER MARRIAGES:
MILITARY SERVICE:
DIED:
NOTES:
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CHILD 3: .....................  Clarence Edward EMS
SEX: .............................  male
BORN: .........................  Jan. 1904   Bennington, Douglas co., Ne.
MARRIAGE:
OTHER MARRIAGES:
MILITARY SERVICE:
DIED:
NOTES:
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CHILD 4: ....................  Mary Alice "Marie" EMS
SEX: ...........................  female
BORN: .......................  11 Aug. 1906   Douglas co., Ne.
MARRIAGE:...............   ****  Lawrence
OTHER MARRIAGES:
MILITARY SERVICE:
DIED:
NOTES:
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FAMILY HISTORY FROM RECORDS AND MEMORIES                                   
BY MARIE LAWRENCE DAUGHTER OF WALTER R. EMS

 Richard Ems was born In Holland near the River Ems on November 25 19l9
however other information tells us that he was born in Brimpfield, England. When
a
young man he went to England where he met and married Mary Ann Baldry. Her
mother wes French and her father British. They had three boys born in
Cheltenham,
England, Franklin, Joseph and Walter Richard Ems. Walter Richard was born in
1859 on Dec. 17.  The family came to America in 1863 or 1864, when Walter was
4 yrs of age. After crossing the Atlantic Ocean on a sailing vessel and some
travel by land they came up the Missouri River by boat to Florence, Nebraska,
near Omaha.

 Upon arrival in this country they purchased hilltop farm land a short
distance north west of Omaha.  This with a partner by the name of Taylor, also
from
England.  There was a two story frame house and a large barn, probably built
by Richard.  There was an apple orchard and big white work horses.  The home
was surrounded by lilac bushes.  Mary Ann lived there, until her death in 1914.
In later years there was a one-room school house built across the road from
the farm.  Teachers for many years took room and board at the farm.

 Richard Ems was a carpenter and spent a great deal of time in the city of
Omaha, where he could find employment.  Later he taught the boys carpentry as a
trade.  He did not believe in this countries schooling. Walter resented the
fact that he could not attend school.

 Mary Ann whs born In England in 1832.  She was a small woman, 5 foot tall
end small boned.  She had fair skin and brown hair.  She was 27 in 1859 when
walter was born and came to this country at age 31, in 1863. Her mother was born
in france, in or near Paris around 1812 Mary Ann loved stylish clothing and
french heels.  Even in her later years, when making a trip to downtown Omaha,
she would dress beautifully and ride in a coach driven by one of her hired men.
She would stop at Walter and Nellies enroute for a cup of tea, bringing her
own cookies.

 Mary Ann made several trips tp England trips to England, Twice when she was
expecting a child so that she would give birth in the homeland.  One baby girl
wss born there and named Katie.  On the return trip she died and was buried
at sea. Another time a daughter Ann was born..  The boys always went with their
mother and while there stayed with their French grandmother.  They had a
governess during that time. Mary Ann baught china, clothing end linens while
there, believing them to be of better quality  then those in this country.  On
one
trip Walter remembered seeing Queen Victoria in London.

 The early days on the farm were frightening for Mary Ann.  She was terrified
of storms snd feared tornados always watching for funnel-shaped clouds. At
sight of anything threatening, she and her children took refuge in a storm
cellar In the yard where she kept food and blankets. Also there were many
Indians
living in the area. While peaceful for the most part, during the cold weather
they lacked food and would come to the house asking for it.  There were windows
from floor to ceiling, and the Indians would stand against them looking in. 
Mary Ann kept a huge kettle of soup on the stove to feed them. Sometimes they
tried to eat it while too hot end burning their mouths would yell and jump
around.  No wonder she believed this to be a "Heathen Country.''

 When Walter was a small boy In the country he and his brother, hid behind
trees and bushes to watch the Indians dance.  He learned many of the beliefs and
ways of the Indians.  He saw buffalo roaming the area.  One time he took
refuge in a tree top to escape wolves. While living in down town Omaha, he
watched
the council fires of the Indians burning across the Missouri River, in Iowa
(Council Bluffs).  He met the woman who was the first white child born in
Omaha.  He saw the driving of the golden spike which signified the passing of
the
railroad through that city, on it's journey west.

 Richard and Mary Ann were divorced when the children were small and the boys
went to live with their father in Omaha.. Ann remained on the farm with her
mother. Mary Ann and the partner Taylor managed the farm. Later Mary Ann and
Taylor were married. There was a boy, Robert born during the time of divorce and
later adopted by Taylor, so that he carried that name..  Later a daughter,
Mary was born. Also there were three or four small (baby) graves on the farm,
each with a cross and all surrounded by a white picket fence, which was kept
painted until Mary Ann1s death.  They were either Ems or Taylor babies.

 Mary Ann's second husband Taylor died and in her later years she married a
man by the name of Winterburn.  He had beeen employed on the farm and was also
a native of England.  She died in 1914 at the age of 82 of cancer of the
breast.  She died in the arms of a long time faithful friend who had come to
care
for her in her last illness. When a young woman Mary Ann had cared for her and
her twin babies when help was needed.Interment was in Elkorn Cemetery by the
side of Taylor.  There was a tall monument she had put there at the time of
Taylor's desth. winterburn died later at the home of his son where he had been
living since Mary Ann's death.  She had a brother Alfred Baldry who came to the
United States quite some years after she died in 1912.

  Richard, with sons Franklin and Joseph went to Arapahoe, Nebraska to live
in 1873.  The boys married and raised large families. Walter, when in his
teens, worked in the country and small towns, Bennington, Irvington and Elkorn,
near his mothers farm, seeing her often. He built barns, additions to homes, and
finally houses.  He loved music and played violin and organ by ear.  He played
for dances, enjoying it and continuing to do so for many years.  Some of this
took place near Omaha and later near Arapahoe.  He had always wanted to be a
doctor end was interested in medicine.  In his youth he worked with e doctor
in the country, caring for the ill end injured. He assisted in emergency
surgery, done on kitchen tables in farm houses.  Assisting once in the
amputation of
a mans leg and caring for him afterwards.

  The boys sister Ann was married to Bert Woolen when she wes only 13 years
old. He was well liked and respected in the community. She had her first baby,
a boy, at age fifteen. She had two more boys and died at age twenty. They
lived on a farm north west of Omaha, near Irvington or Bennington, (small
towns).
The boys grew up there and two of them, Bert and Clarence, remained to raise
families of their own. The third boy, Ezra, bought a cattle ranch in Wyoming
and went there to live. These boys were a little older than Walter's boys,
William and Martin. Walter's brother, Robert and half-sister Mary also went to
Arapahoe to live. Robert to farm and Mary to marry a man by the name of William
Sweeny.  They had children. A daughter was teaching school in Holdrege, Nebraska
in 1911 or 1912.
 
Robert married a woman a little older than he was. They had no children but
she had two daughters from a former marriage.  Robert died in 1951.
One of Walter's brothers, either Frank or Joseph and family lived for a while
in Benson, Omaha near Walter, in 1910. There were meny children one named
Noreen.  They soon returned to Arapahoe.

 Walter married Ellen (Nellie) Murphy in Holdrege, Nebraska April 4, 1889
They went to Arapahoe to live. Walter built a home there and they did farming.
Walter knew almost nothing about farming.  Nellie had helped her father on his
farm since she was a young girl, so she taught Walter. They had two sons born
there, William Walter, Feb. 7, 1890, and Martin Robert born Feb. 5 1892.They
were living there in 1898 but sometime later moved to Bennington, Neb.  They
lived there in 1902-03-04. A son, Clarence Edward was born there in Jan. 1904. 
He died at eight months of age.  A daughter was born Aug. 11, 1906 and named
Mary Alice (called Marie by her brothers)on a farm just outside of Omaha. Later
baptised Marie Ellen in the church.  Walter was a building contractor,
specializing in homes.

 Walter died at the age of 77 on Jan. 29, 1934.  Nellie, Nov. 4, 1943.
Internment was in Mt. View Cemetery in San Bernardino, Calif.