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ANDERSON -- Looking for the descendents of George W. Anderson and Etta Gay Smith Anderson. The settled in Lisco about 1907. Their children were Edna, Clarence, Myrtle, Mildred, Doris, George, Floyd, Helen and Ruth.

Jane Becksted

KOPPEN -- I am looking for graves of Bernard Koeppen died 1990 and Grace Hosford Koeppen - died 2002.

Annis Kemper,

ALBEE -- I'm looking for any infomation on the Albee family. I know my great-grandfather was Charles Isreal Albee and that my grandfather Charles Edward Albee was born there. He later married Inza Viola Schultz if anyone has info please let me know.

Elizabeth Mount,

MANNING-DUFFIN - If any one has access to the newspapers for Garden County in 1933 and 1935 and would do two obituary lookups, I would appreciate it. I am seeking the obituaries of Daniel Manning, who died 5 Oct 1935 in Lisco and was buried 7 Oct 1935 in Oshkosh, and of his wife Margaret Jane Duffin Manning, who died 7 Sep 1933 in Lisco and was buried 9 Sep 1933 in Oshkosh. I would be happy to pay for copies.

O'CONNOR - KYNE -- Looking for the O'Connor or the Kyne family who lived in St. Michael, Nebraska and in Garden County, NE. Both of these families came over from Ireland.

Theresa Judd,

MASON -- I am interested in early homesteaders of Garden County. In particular a homestead in the name of Charles E. Mason. I believe this homestead would be located south of Bingham, NE. If you could offer me any information that would help in this search, I would be grateful.

Lee Mason,

CROSS -- I'm looking for a Frank Cross, that is buried in Oshkosh, Garden County, Nebraska, and any other Cross's who might be buried by him. He was born about 1855.


DUCELLO-MALOY -- Am looking for information on Mary Maloy Ducello, my great, great grandmother. When her husband, Daniel S. Ducello, died in 1919, she moved from Ogallala to Oshkosh to live with her brother, whose name I do not know. Would like to know when she passed away and anything else. Many thanks,

Fred South,, 311 Tree Lane Prophetstown, IL 61277

SIMPSON -- I know pretty much about their personal statistics, what I'm looking for is people related to them and maybe some stories, etc:

George Mathew SIMPSON

  • b. Jan 21,1875 Guide Rock, Webster, NE
  • mar. Nov 25, 1908 Rosalie Helen von KLEIST
  • d. Apr 30,1938, Oshkosh, Garden, NE

Their Children:

  • Evelyn "Pat" Simpson MADISON
  • George Mathew d.inft. bur. Oshkosh
  • Beatrice Rhoda d.inft. bur. Oshkosh
  • Oral Lois "Sallie"Simpson KOBERSTEIN
  • Eunice "Snooks" Simpson MIZELL STROH
  • James Charles Simpson

Terri Beck,

MATTHEWS -- I am looking for ancestors of Earl Matthews.    Specifically, I am looking for Edwin Lewis Matthews, Edward Lee Matthews, Pernisa Rice Matthews, Francess Mannon. Thanks!


EVEY --  I am seeking information on Mary Eliza Carpenter Evey and her husband David Crockett Evey. Mary Eliza died in Lisco in 1937.  Any information on this 
family would be greatly appreciated.

Ann Carter Dennis,

STACKHOUSE -- Looking for families of Earl and Ralph Stackhouse who lived in Garden County, NE in 1920.  Thanks!

Jan Meeker,

FRAHM -- Looking for newspaper articles regarding the murder of John D. Frahm November 9, 1928.  Also for the trial of Fred J. Frahm in November, 1934.  Both in Garden County.  Thanks,

David Frahm,

NICKLE -- I am looking for any information on Ambrose Nickle of Garden County.  Could also be listed as Clarence Ambrose or Ambrose Clarence. 


SCOTT -- Seeking information on a Garry T. Scott, who was living in Lewellen 1890 to 1900.  He was born 1837 in Connecticut.  His wife's name was Sarah McNeil, also from Connecticut.  He was a Civil War veteran and was a cattle rancher. He moved to Nebraska in the 1880's. He had 5 known children.  Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.  Thanks 

Joe Kelly,

PEDVIN -- Seeking information on family of Daniel Pedvin, b. 1852 in England, came to the United States to Minnesota in 1860, shown in Nebraska STATE GAZETTEER Business Directory and Farmer List 1890-1891 as living in Ramsay.  Any information about him or his family (wife, children) would be greatly appreciated.

John Mathiason,

APPLEGATE --  I am looking for any information on Leo Applegate, born in 1908
is Oshkosh.  I am looking for parent and sibling information if available.  He married Victoria Grella.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Rose Martin,

BROOKS -- I am searching for information on Charlie Curry Brooks, listed in the Garden County Census of 1920. His wife Martha G. Birth state Virginia in 1876. Charlie was born in Tennessee in 1871. Children:
  • Harry C. Born in 1897 (Birth State Tennessee)
  • Fern E Daughter In law Born in 1904 ( Birth State Iowa)
  • Gale Brooks Son Born in 1901 ( Birth State Tennessee)
  • Nola M Born in 1904 ( Birth State Tennessee)
  • John P Born in 1906 ( Birth State Tennessee)
  • Cassie L Born in 1908 (Birth State MO)
  • Roy Born in 1910 ( Birth State MO)
  • Burton Born in 1915 ( Birth State New Mexico)
  • Alfred Born in 1917 ( Birth State Nebraska)
  • Babe Born in 1919 ( Birth State Nebraska. 
Any info will be appreciated. Thank You.

Roger Wilson,

JORDAN -- David Jordan (b. 1897 or 1898 in Russia), his family settled in South Dakota at some point. His parents names are unknown. Also, apparently the name 
"Jordan" was taken when the family came to the US. 

He went on to marry Pauline Rohbauck [daughter of Jacob Rohbauch and Justine Fisher, from South Dakota] (various spellings, incl. Roebuck), and they settled in Garden county Nebraska. They had five children incuding Jake (served in Navy WWII), Harry, Roy, Laura, and Lena.  David passed away in 1938, and Pauline died in 1985, after living in Roscoe, Keith County, Nebraska for several years with her second husband, Ernie Boyle.  David, Pauline, and Ernie are buried at Ash Hollow Cemetary in Garden County, Nebraska.

Susan (Jordan) Anderson,

SHEPERD -- I am researching the ancestry of all Shepherd family related to Benjamin Harrison Shepherd who resided in Garden County and elsewhere.

Doug Shepherd,

HOYLMAN --  My greatgrandfather was John Jordan Hoylman , born 21 April 1818 in Botetourt, VA.  He has been reported to have died in Lewellan NE 31 Aug. 1891. Does anyone have conformation on this?  Is the Lewellen United Methodist Church still in existance, if so what is the address, if not where would their records be kept?  Who would have the burial records of Ash Creek Cemetery?  Any help would be appreciated.


Russell Lodes
403 Glenn Street
Trenton, OH 45067-1601

SHAHEEN --  Looking for information on Marguerite Shaheen born March 23, 1922? in Osh Kosh, Garden County, NE and is the daughter of Mabel Shaheen.  This family is of Lebanese descent. 

Danny L. Ball,

BISS --  My grandfather Richard Loraine Biss, born 16 December 1906, Oshkosh, Garden County, NE. His parents are Abner Allen Biss, born 6 February 1883, mother Bernice May Ramsey, born 18 February 1894, Arcadia, Valley County, Nebraska.  Any information would be of great help.

Tamera Lien,

FOX --  I am searching for information on Reuben Henry Fox, born 1836, Pennsylvania, died 7 December, 1895 Lewellen (?), Garden County, Nebraska; 
married Mary Katherine Redman 1 January 1865, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska.  They had a daughter Fanny Elizabeth Fox, born 9 September, 1867, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, married Alfred Francis Ramsey, October 1890 (?) Any information on these lines would be great.

Tamera Lien,

KAPS --  I am trying to find information about the Kaps family who lived in Lisco
Nebraska. Adolph James Kaps was born in 1878 and immigrated from Germany.  He
married Francis Marie Kaps (Weaver also spelled Weber) on 1-11-1905. They had eleven children most of which should have been born in Lisco Nebraska.  John Kaps who was Adolph's father married Mary Kaps (Weaver also spelled Weber).  Mary Kaps (Weaver) was the sister of  Francis Kaps (Weaver).  The Weaver girls father was Joseph Weaver of Buffalo County Nebraska.  Their mother was Katherine Weaver (Kennedy) also of Buffalo County Nebraska.  Any information concerning the Kaps family will be greatly appreciated.  Thank You

Rose and Lethia Kaps,

HARRIS --  I have a bible left on consignment in my store that originally belonged to a Donald C. Harris of Oshkosh, Nebraska. It is the most beautiful bible I have ever seen and am concerned that a family member may miss it. He was born on October 13, 1911 and had a sister, Anna May, born on June 16, 1914. He married Rena May Drake on May 13th, 1933 and I think they had a daughter Donna May who was born on March 10, 1934. If you recognize this name, please let me know. 


HOLMES -- Robert Holmes, born in Crab Orchard, KY on July 3, 1888 was married and ranching in 1917-18 near Blue Ellen in Garden County, NB. Looking for
information on his family and descendents. Supposedly a daughter became Superintendent of Schools in another state, maybe a Dakota, in the 1920s or 30s. Will share information on his family in KY. Thanks, Dick

Richard E. Hills, Sr.,

BRAND -- Seek contact with descendants of : George Brand 19 Jul 1888-Dec1970  69154 (Oshkosh, Garden, NE) Nebraska.  Seek to determine if same George Brand b.JUL1888NE- and appearing in 1900 Grand Island, Hall, NE Census with parents: William/Wilhelm Brand 1856IA- and Minnie Lembke1855IA.

H. Andrew Brown, or

CARHOLM -- Looking for year that David Albin Carlholm arrived in Nebraska.  He is my grandfather on my fathers side.  My fathers name was Roy Albin Carlholm.  My Grandfather on my mothers side was Leslie Everett Truscott.  Thank You 

Dianna Sewell (Carlholm),

STEPHEN -- Looking for information on Harry Scofield Stephen, Myrt Hall Stephen, William Albert Stephen. The era is 1906-1913 in the Lewellen area.  Many thanks; 

Vincent E. Falter,

WHITE -- Am seeking information regarding William Wylie White who was living in Oshkosh in November of 1937.  Have family information that I would be willing to share. 

Carolyn Wilkerson,

RUSSELL --  An obituary states that my g-g-grandfather, Arthur Russell, in 1847 started out from Dubuque, Iowa with some emigrants for Hot Springs, South Dakota.  Traveling my wagon they could go no further so settled in Blue Creek, what is now known as Garden County, Nebraska. At this point he gave his 18 year old son who was suffering from rheumatism to Chief Red Cloud to take on into South Dakota.  I am looking for an obituary, death certificate, anything on Arthur.  Can you give me any information on "Blue Creek"?  Thank you. 

Kathie Mattoon,

BILLINGS -- In the late 1960's I was in contact with Adelia Rodgers Billings who lived in Oshkosh. Her husband's name was Newell Billings. She had a daughter Alma Oretha born 23 Sep 1907 and a daughter Janie Marie born 24 Dec 1917. I would very much like to get in touch with any members of this family. 

Pat O'Dell,

PAYNE / SHELDON -- I am researching my husband's family, especially his great-grandfather, William Harrison SHELDON, who was born in Plattsmouth, Cass County, NE on Mar 28, 1889, and died Aug 20, 1985 in Lexington, Dawson Co., NE, where he is buried. On Jul 31, 1918 he married Lelia Olive GALLIGAN (adopted BENNETT). in Sidney, NE. Harrison was the son of Joseph Martin SHELDON and Nellie MASON. At some point, Harrison and Lelia lived in Morrill Co. NE, because at least one child was born there. 

Debbie Payne,
Mick and Debbie Payne 
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