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Would like to exchange information with other researchers of the CALKINS, and HAGEMAN families. My gggrandfather was William CALKINS, wife's name unknown. Had at least 3 children: Prentice Grant, Ida, and William S. Prentice Grant b. 9/11/1867 d. 2/14/1939, No other info on Ida or William. Prentice married Martha Adelia HAGEMAN, daughter of Gaddeus P. HAGEMAN and Martha AWKINS. Prentice and Martha had 12 children: Gertie Maude, Adelaide, Charles Grant, Ralph Leroy, William Loyd, Lida Pearl, Frank Osborn, Florence Helen (my grandmother), Ernest Arthur, Arnold Boyd, Baby (died at birth), Dorothy May. I have much more info to exchange on families of Prentice & Martha's children.

Joy Burkhart, Napoleon, MO

Harlan County, Nebraska query.


MERRY, 30 Jan 1999


MERRY, JOHN WESLEY - Died February 13, 1923 - Orleans

MERRY, FLORENCE C. (STOUT) - Died March 27, 1931 - Alma

Both John and Florence are buried in Orleans Cemetery. I have visited their graves. Any additional information on their time in Harlan County would be appreciated. Robert was John's father and is listed as a Civil War veteran in the Nebraska Civil War Veteran's list. I need any information about him. Burial location would be especially appreciated. Contact:

Ron Medinger, P.O. Box 692, Talent OR 97540



David K. Williams, Resident of Rep. City 1920

I am looking for information on the family of a David K. Williams who died
Oct., 1921. He was born in Pennsylvania in 1843, fought in the 105th PA
Inf. thru the civil war, emigrated to Phillips Co. KS., and later moved to
the Republican City, Harlan Co. Nebraska area. He had a wife, Frances
McKinnon and 5 adult children when he died, Thomas, Edwin, Joseph William
and a daughter Belle Royal. His obituary didn't mention parents and I
would really like to know if his father was the David W. Williams who also
resided in Phillips Co. KS. in the 1880's and 90's. Does anyone out there
know of this person, his family or hisdescendants?
Robert L. Williams

FRASE, 01 FEB 1999

I am looking for any information and relatives of FREDERICK FRASE family he was born in Germany in 1833 and emigrated to the U.S. around 1858 and settled in Walworth Co., WI.  He married Minna Ludeman 7 Dec. 1858.  She emigrated with her parents from Germany in August of 1858.  Frederick served with the 12th Wis. Battery during the Civil War and was injured when a horse fell on him.  He was discharged in June 1865.  Sometime after 1873 they moved to Page Co., IA., and again by 1880 to Harlan Co.  He is listed on the 1880 NE. Census for Harlan Co., in Fairfield Precinct.  Where he continued to live until his death 2 May 1905.  His wife was killed by a run away team on 29 Nov. 1901.  I found obituaries for them in the Orleans Courier dated 12 May 1905, and 6 Dec. 1901.  They are buried in the Lubeck or Old Geramn Luthern Cemetary.  He was the father of eleven children one of his daughters (Minnie) married Edward Tegtman.  He had at least three sons who took homesteads in Harlan county they were William, Herman, and Fred.  My great-grandfather Charles Frase lived in Smith Co. KS.  I have found the name FRASE spelled several different ways including FRAISE, FRAZE, and on the pension records and 1890 Veterns Schedules FRAES.  Any information would be helpful this has been an interesting puzzle piece to locate.
                                            Many Thanks
                                                        Jerald Zimmerman

"Jerald & Lorie Zimmerman" <>


BISHOP, 01 FEB 1999

Harlan County Nebraska City of Oxford
I am looking for information on Richard Bishop
Dec. 16, 1840-Sept. 24, 1921.
Martha Bishop
Aug. 16, 1845-July 14, 1895
Sarah Bishop
Dec. 30, 1853-March 21, 1916
Elfie Leola Bishop
Richard James Bishop

FROM Elwin D Johnson <>


Looking for information on a Samual Shippert that lived I think in
Republican City. He celibrarated his 50th aniversury in February 1930.
Samual is a brother to my grand father. Would appreciate any help, and
would gladly share info I have in this family.

George Welsh

george welsh <>

LEWIS, 16 MAR 1999

I have just started trying to look into my husbands family. His grandmother
was born in Orleans, July 19, 1902, her name was Carrie Mae Richmond. Her
grandparents names were Jane Irene Phelps born Nov. 11, 1879 died Dec. 20,
, John Andrew Richmond born in 1873. Mothers name was Bernice Richmond
born Feb. 22,1900 died June 1, 1958. Also his grandfather was born in
Republican City on June 5, 1898, name Lewis Laverne Hoffman. Carrie and Lewis
were married in Alma Sept. 27, 1922. Understand that the vital records only
go back to 1904 so if anyone has information please E-mail at Please use family roots in subject line.


LAMBERT, ANDREW FULLER b. 1878. Seeking any information on this
Believe he moved to Harlan Co. about 1909 or 1910. He was a
widow at the time and had one son, IRVIN WAYNE b. 1904. It is believed
that Andrew remarried, perhaps in Harlan Co. and may be buried there as
well. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
J. Lambert <>

PHELPS, 26 MAR 1999

Thanks for responding since you haven't posted yet for Harlen County I have a
Carrie Mae born 1902 was the daughter of John Andrew Richmond and Jane Irene
Phelps. Bernice was her sister born in 1900. My husbands family did not keep
in touch with many relatives so this may be impossible.
Thanks again for your response.

CONKLIN, 03 APR 1999

I am searching for any kind of information regarding Edward S. Conklin and his wife Sophia M. Traver Conklin.  They homesteaded in Alma Township Range 18W Township 2N E1/2 Section 34. He died in Alma 20 May 1880.  Morris Conklin, Thomas J. Conklin, and Frank E. Conklin had adjoining homesteads concurrently.  I want to know the relationship of Edward to Thomas, Frank, and Morris.  Sophia left Alma and returned to Annawan, Illinios after Edward died.

Edward S. Conklin  My E-mail address is 


We are searching for any info on our great grandparents William Schippert b.
1859 in Wurtemburg, Germany m. Christina Kulber b. 1862 in Walde Wurtemburg, Germany. We know they were settled in Harlan County...somewhere, but do not know of the town. They had 7 children: William, John, Ike, Emma, Cora, Henry and Ella. Please contact me by e-mail with any info on Willilam and Christina or if you are a decendant of them...Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you,
Christy Logan Obermire (Dorothy's daughter)
(Dorothy Williams's (Cora) daughter

PALMER, 24 APR 1999

I'm doing some research on my family (Judson Anson Palmer - settled in
the Stamford area around 1872), and am always looking for new information.
I'd also heard about a book about Stamford, written by a Lois Tams around
1978. A member of my family mentioned it, and I was wondering if anyone
may have heard of it or knows where I can get a copy of it.

Thanks very much,

Bob Palmer


Searching for any information on the family of George Brousseau and
Rhoda Ann Hill, era, 1880.
Divorce was granted to Rhoda Hill Brousseau
in 1880. There were three children by this marriage: William H.
Brousseau, Mary Brousseau Smith, and Dora Brousseau Borden.
Rhoda Brousseau died in 1883, in Colo. Springs, CO.
George Brousseau is my g-grandfather by second marriage. Would love to
contact any relatives of this family for genealogy information.

Bob Brousseau

WOOTEN, 10 MAY 1999

John Wooten, born Sep 23, 1889 in Benton Co. AR, died Sep 10, 1964 in Phillipsburg, KS.  He was married to Goldia Lillias.  From SSDI
records, I believe Goldia Wooten died in Sep, 1984 in Alma, Harlan Co., NE.  I believe they had children named Johnny, Louise, Laura and
Larce Miller.  I would like to correspond with anyone who has knowledge of this family.  My grandfather, Robert Todd Wooten (1873-1954) of
Benton Co. AR was a brother to John Wooten. "Don Pressnall" <DPressnall@WORLDNET.ATT.NET>


A recently discovered family letter reveals that my GG-grandparents,
John R. & Sarah (TRIMBLE) WILLIS, were living in Alma, NE, in 1882.
John and Sarah were both b. 1824 in Indiana. They lived in Haddon Twp.,
Sullivan Co., IN, and they were there in the 1850 and 1860 Censuses,
then they disappear. This letter is the first lead I have as to where
they went from Indiana.

John & Sarah had at least 13 children: Joseph (b. 1844), Levi (b.
1845/6), Catharine (b. 1847/8), Charles B. (b. 1850/1), William Murphy
(b. 6 May 1853), Martha (b. 1854/5), Permelia (b. 1856/7), Homer (b.
1858/9), Eliza, James, Josiah, Margaret, and Sarah. Any information on
any of these WILLISes is most welcome. Have descendants of William
Murphy WILLIS and ancestors of Sarah TRIMBLE. John R. WILLIS is a

Please see their family group sheets at my web site:

Thank you,
Diana Gale Matthiesen <>

HICKS, 26 MAY 1999

Looking for any information on a Archie Hicks, died in Alma in 1970.
Born July 25, 1894, Almena, Kansas. Father, Isaac Aaron Hicks, Mother,
Emma Jane Phipps. He worked for the Nebraska Department of Roads and Irrigation at the time he applied for his social security card in May of 1951. His full name was Archie Virgil (sp?) Hicks He was the brother of my great-grandmother and am looking for any relatives of his that may still be living that might
have any information on my grandmother. Thanks, Michel Scott, Oregon.

Michel Jo Scott <>

CONKLIN, 30 MAY 1999

Hello, I'm looking for a death record for Edward S CONKLIN. b abt 1825-30, d abt 1871-79 maybe in Harlan Co. They (the Conklins) lived there until after the 1880 census. Would like any information on this or other Conklin families.
Thanks again, Larry


My great-great Grandfather and his brother and their wives settled in
Nebraska near Ragan. There names were Swan and L(?) Oscar Peterson. Their
properties were close to the original location of the Scandanavian Immanuel
. My great-great grandfather donated property for the cemetery near
the church. I am trying to find out where their farms were. There is a

I am interested in any history of this Scandanavian Township.


Seeking anyone with HOLBROOK ancestors in Republican City. Trying to find
the names of the 4 sons of my great-aunt & -uncle, Mollie & Edwin
Holbrook, who lived there from the 1930s-1960s. They had a daughter
Kathleen who would be in her 60s now but I don't know what happened to
the boys. Lori Campbell in Colorado

LAWSON, 30 JUN 1999

I am looking for info. on John Lawson who died Apr 30, 1930a and his wife,
Louise Berg Lawson who Aug. 6, 1937. They both originaly came to Stamford,
area from Sweden. I am related to them by marriage. My Mother was Esther
Lawson Irwin, was their daughter. I would like any info. regarding John and
Louise's families in Sweden.
Al Irwin, Wichita, Ks E-mail @

BRADLEY, 26 JUL 1999

Am seeking information on the Alvin Bradley Family. He was married to a
Nancy Rosencrantz. They lived in Alma about 1896-1916. His children
were named Grace, Frances, Jack, Richard, Hazel, Lea and Marian. Hazel
married Hj Olson from Garden County, who were my husbands grandparents.

Any information on this family will appreciated.
Marguerite Olson


I am searching for Alfred (William) Cunningham who was from Tenn, & known to live in Missouri, & Illinois. In 1878 he was granted a homestead in Harlan Co
Nebr. He was married to Margaret Cotter. They had 11 children
Alfred born 1831-33 - Tenn
Margaret Cotter 1834- Tenn
Hannah Rebecca 1851- Tenn? Married JACOB SHEELY
William C 1856 Tenn? Married IDA BISHOP
Mary 1856 MO?
Amanda 1858 Linn MO Married DAVID MCCARTY
Miles 1862 Died 1875 in Mclean, Illinois?
Stephen Madison 1860 MO Married JULIA PETTY
Belle 1865 Illinois
Frank 1867 in Perry City, Illinois Married REBECCA JANE BOOB
Janettie 1868 in Illinois Married JOHN BOOB
fFlorence 1871 in Illinois Married FRED SHIPLEY
Lavern 1873 in Illinois Married EMMA JENSEN
Leah 1878 Illinois

This family was listed in the 1880 Harlan County Census. Alfred died in 1882
& is buried in Sarpy County. Margaret died in 1908 in Springfield Sarpy
Co. Thanks for any help

PALMER, 07 AUG 1999

I am researching the Judson PALMER family which settled in the Sappa Valley Territory in 1871. This family was instrumental in the founding of School District 4 and the Stamford Christian Church. Judson came from Lenawee Co., Michigan, and was married to Julia Adelia Chapman. They had 9 children, one of whom was my great-grandfather (their son, Eugene Allen, was my grandfather). Their son, Merwin Elmer, was killed in France in WWI and the Stamford VFW hall was named in his honor. I would like to find all possible add'l information on this family and other surname links. Will share what I have with anyone.

---Bud Palmer <>

COWAN, 26 AUG 1999

Looking for any information on Lida COWAN born abt. 1885, married Homer
Armfield Harris 28 Mar 1917. Lived also in Logan County, CO. Thanks in


Yes, I am looking for the names NORMAN,REEVSE, AND STREET. My mother and family where from Republican, and lived there may years. The STREETS had a lunch room and at one time a hotel that they owned. I don't know much more.
Thank you so much. Ann


SHIPPERT - 05 Sep 1999

A brother of my grand father lived in this area, He had his 50th aniversory in about 1930. Would be interested in any of his decendents. His name was Sam Shippert. He is the tenth and last child of Christoph Friedrich Schippert, and the only one born in the U.S.A. The others being born in
An artical in the Dixon Evening Telegraph Dixon Illinois, dated February 18, 1931. "Sam Shippert & wife celebrated their 50th wedding aniveresery January 25, 1931, in Republican City, Neb. Also Attending ,his son Lloyd of Repulic City, and three daughters Mrs. J.A. Sterr of McCook, Mrs. C. Musselman of North Platte, and Mrs. A.E. Waggoner of Rupublican City, Neb." Sam will be 75 years old in June. This is all I have on him. If some relatives there would like more informantion on the Shippert line I would gladly give it to them.

George Welsh
4583 Nettz Rd.
, Illinois 61061


ANDERSON - 08 Sep 1999

I am researching family history. Buried in the Republican City Cemetery are my great grandmother as well as my great great grandfather and grandmother. Names are Andrew Anderson born December 25, 1822 died October 5th, 1898. Mindal (Fuller) Anderson was born February 24, 1835 and died November 16th, 1924. I am looking for the obituaries for both. My name is Calvin Sipes and my e-mail address is



Trying to find ANY information on Aaron Callison or his descendants. He was living in Alma, Nebraska at the time of his father's death in 1906 and he himself reportedly died in 1906. Need any census, cemetery, vital statistics etc fia nyone has access to this type of info. Thanks a bunch
Marilyn Hansen


SHIPPERT - 22 Sep 1999

Howdy folks! I am trying to make a connection between Sam Shippert born 05 June 1856 in Pennsylvania, died 1937 in Republican City, Harlan County NE and the Schipperts who live in Harlan County. Sam was the youngest son of Christopf Friedrich Schippert, and the only one born in America. My gg-grandfather Wilhelm Friedrich Schippert (Sam's oldest brother) changed his name to William Shippert, and he settled in Dixon IL, where this branch of the family still lives. I am sure there is somebody who holds a key to this mystery. Thanks in advance!
Meg Gentry Bookout
Bookout <>



KEITH - 4 Oct 1999

I am interested in obtaining the death certificates and eventually probate records etc. etc. for my great grandfather Frederick Lester KEITH and my great grandmother Elizabeth Duvall KEITH. I believe Frederick Lester KEITH died April 10, 1904 in Orleans, Harlan County Nebraska. I believe Elizabeth Duvall KEITH died October 29, 1906 also in Orleans, Harlan County
Nebraska. I really do believe these dates and locations to be accurate. I contacted the State of Nebraska vital records and they are unable to locate this information. Can you suggest a genealogical society or someone that has access to Harlan County records and will do a quick search for a fee.
Thank you so much. Jack Keith
"Jack Keith" <>


HELFRICH, STUTZ - 12 Oct 1999

I am looking for info on Jacob C. Helfrich and wife Mary Anna Stutz.  I believe they lived in Hebron, NE (Thayer county) and then moved to Harlan county outside of Oxford, NE.  Mrs Helfrich died around 1902.  Jacob eventually lived in Orleans, NE.  Jacob Helfrich, Antone Willy, and N Bethschieder helped build a church (Sacred Heart) in Hebron (Thayer county).  He is buried in Calvary cemetery.  His son Edward Helfrich was a barber in Orleans.  Any info
concerning the Helfrich's would be appreciated.
"Scott Carpenter" <>
12 Phythian Rd APT E
Annapolis, MD 21402


EWAN - 6 Oct 1999

I am looking for more information on Harrison Ewan and either of his wives Phoebe or Ruth. They lived in Orleans. Can anyone tell me where? I know Harrison worked for the railroad. After he died in 1935, his second wife Ruth continued to live there until her health failed then she moved to Hastings, NE. She died there. Does anyone remember if there was a auction of their property? No one in the family can give me these answers. Thanks for any help. Rita Bose
"rrbose" <>


McKINLEY - 10 Nov 1999

I am doing reaserach on the McKinley family from central Ohio. My dad's uncle was a Doctor Jerome Courtright bn 10 Oct 1861 in Fairfield County Ohio and died 9 August 1938 in York, Nebraska. He is buried in the Greenwood cemetery in Lincoln Nebraska. His wife's name was Emily Westfall, and they had three children. I am having difficulties locating them. They were Alpha, who married a George Gibbs, no dates, an Effie born circa 1988 , married a Walter Berndt and died in Lincoln in 1953, a Claude, date unknow, and a Harold believe born in 1900. I recently found some data for a Claude on the LDS site that has a Claude Fletcher born circa 1896 and died 7 Aprril 1989 in Alma. He had a swife Ola according to the data also. Is there any information that one could check to see if this Clause is Jerome's son and also any additional data would be apppreciated. I lost my loast source of Nebraska data a few months ago, when my dad's cousin Died in McCook. I guess, I should have gotten to see her before she passed. Anyhow, any help would be appreciated.
Thanks Charles McKinley
Charles McKinley <>


AYERS, GLAUM - 13 Nov 1999

I am seeking information about my grandfathers family. My grandfather was Earl Glaum and he was married to Edna Lay. He has a sister named Hazel, who married Billey Ayers. Hazel still lives in Alma, Harlen County, NE. Any information about my family would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Pamela Prier.

PEARSON, 22 Jan 2000

Looking for information on Andrew Pearson, b 1845, d 1928. Married Charlotte Bringelson from Inavale, NE. Lived in Orleans. Had four daughters, Helen, Esther, Ruth, and Mabel. Need Andrew's ancestry. Email me at:



I am looking for information and death records on my great grand-father, born 10/13/1847 in Janesville, WS. and died 10/22/1910 in E. Oxford, NE and buried in Oxford Cemetery. Phillip was married to Hannah Andrus in 1868 in Albany, WS. He had been in an Old Soldiers Home prior to death, as he had a pension and disability from the Civil War. I am interested in information on his parents, Sophie Young and James (or Jonas) Tramblie.Thank you.
Sherrie Tramblie-LaTourette


LUDWICK, HAAS, 11 Feb 2000

I would like to find some information on my gggrandparents, Louis (Ludwick) and Carolina Haas, who emigrated to Harlan Co in 1890. They came to Huntley with at least one child Frederick. Any information would be greatly appreciated especially on burial places for Louis and Carolina. Thank you very much!! Becky Haworth <bhaworth@KCSL.ORG>


CANAGA, 24 Feb 2000

I am interested in any information there may be about Elias Wesley Canaga b.1 Feb 1839 or his son Thomas Benton Canaga b. 21 May 1872, Republic City, Harlan Co., Ne. Thank you very much, John Canaga



Looking for birth, death dates, burial place & all descendants of Johnson Stiles b. ca. 1803 Ky. marr. 1st Mary Grimes 9/8/1825 in Monroe Co.,In. & they had 6 known children... 1. John R. b. ca. 1834 In.; 2. Emily b. ca. 1836 In.; 3. William G. b. ca. 1839 In.; 4. Lucinda C.orE. 1841 In.; 5. George P. 1843 In.; 6. Mary/Ma--- or Nancy? 1845 In. Johnson remarr. 4/8/1847 Monroe Co.,In. to widow Lucy (Devore) Shelburn & they had 2 known children... 7. Joseph L. 1848 In.; 8. Charlotte 1850? In. On the 1850 census they were living in Montgomery Co.,In. Coal Creek Twp. then they supposedly moved with some of the Shelburn & Devore relatives to Iowa (Warren? Co., but don't know exactly when. Then Johnson & Lucy supposedly moved on with Shelburn relatives to Harlan Co.,Neb. but don't know exactly when. Would appreciate any help or clues. Thank you. e-mail me directly please at


TUBMAN, 23 Mar 2000

I am trying to find out the name of my GREAT grandmother. My grandmother Margaret Emo TUBMAN, was born April 7, 1890. Her mother died during childbirth. Two years later her father, Thomas put her up for adoption (and sister Elizabeth) but he kept an older son (John Tom). Elizabeth was adopted by the Gildersleeve family and Margaret adopted by Ephraim & Sarah Cassell. Margaret married William Andrew Hunter. Thank you for any help
Janet Keeton in Colorado,

WATTS, 08 Apr 2000

I am seeking information on the family of my gggrandfather, William Henry Watts, who died in Huntley, NE in 1910, and was married to Lucinda Wells. The family migrated from Schuyler Co. IL in the 1890s. They had six children that I know of: Lee C. (1878-1927, my ggrandfather); John A. (1870- ); James M. (1873- ); Effie May (1878-1904); and Lulu (1880- ). Lee married Elsie Burkey and moved to California; Lulu marired Carlie Skiles and remained in Harlan County. I would be deeply grateful for information about John A., James M., Walter W., and Effie May. Whom did they marry, and where did they go to?

Thank you, Bill Watts
William Watts <>


HORNS, 12 Apr 2000

I am looking for info on parents and gr. parents of Jesse Horn born 1-5-1881 in Republican City. His parents are listed on his Soc. Sec. application as John William Horn and Mary Ann Hawkins. We do not know anything about John and Mary. Who their parents were or their siblings. Any one with any info can respond to Thanks, Karen (Horn) Sabin
Ryan Sabin <>



Are there any census, marriage, or homesteading records for Orlando Stackhouse and his wife Nellie Elston Stackhouse. My info puts them in Huntley somewhere between 1885-1910.
I'm also trying to run down Lizzie Lemley who may also have lived in Harlan County about the same time.
Thank you!
"Janet S. Meeker" <>



In 1900, Nellie and Orlando STACKHOUSE, their seven sons, and her father Abram ELSTON were living in Turkey Creek Precinct of Harlan County. The Huntley Centennial history Book says that a "Mr. Stackhouse donated land for the Stackhouse school." Two of the sons, Ralph and Lou, are pictured in the book. Ralph married Jessie PAYNE. Sons and their birthdates are: Frank, 1878; Roy, 1880; Berton, 1882; Earl, 1884; Ralph, 1886; Louis, 1882, and Orlando, 1894. Does anyone have any further information on this family?
"Janet S. Meeker" <>


For and in behalf of Jerome Carroll's grandchildren, I am seeking further BDMP data on him, Jerome Joseph Carroll, born 20 Feb 1906 in Orleans (according to obituary), died 20 Aug 1975 here in Meeker,Rio Blanco,Colorado. He married Beth DeVars on 21 Oct 1933 in Orleans; her
parents were McClellan DeVars and Cora Fitzgerald; Beth was born 4 Aug 1906 in Orleans (per obit) and died 20 Oct 1998 in Meeker.

I have reviewed films of 1900 and 1910 Census films for Harlan County and have found nothing conclusive on either of these two surnames. While I have the films on loan for a few more weeks, I could exchange lookups therefrom for any info on these two families.

Greg Berthelson <>


MONAHAN, 11 Jul 2000

I am trying to locate information about my great grandfather Hiram Jasper Monahan who lived in Orleans, Nebraska in the time frame of 1900 -- 1905. If you could help with any family relationship information, I would appreciate it. I am looking specifically for brother, sister, grandparent information.

Rob Linfield


GOODWIN, 18 Jul 2000

Elmer and Anna Goodwin lived and died in Republican City, Harlan Co., Nebraska. They had 4 Sons Maynard Goodwin b. March 19 1898 married Rosa May Darling Maynard died Oct 25 1966 Hastings, Adams Co. Nebraska. Donald F Goodwin b. Jan 16 1901 Married Ruth Kenneth M. Goodwin b. May 28 1903 Lorin C. Goodwin b. Nov 22 1905 married Martha Pearl Gutscher on Sept 4 1926 Phelps Co. All 4 of these brothers lived in Republican City at on time. Any information on any of them or there wives would be appricated. Thank You. (David & Kay Sly)


I'm looking for any info on the Richard Brooks and Elizabeth (SANNEMAN/SANDMAN) BARLOW family from Alma, Harlan, NE. They married in Alma on 10 Sep 1884. Richard Brooks BARLOW's parents were William and Mary of Gateswood, Yorkshire, England. The BARLOWs arrived in an open boat in NY in 1858. Richard's siblings were George, Lucy, Hattie, Jennie, & Mate BARLOW. Mary Elizabeth (SANNEMAN/SANDMAN) BARLOW's siblings were Adelia, Ada, Bill, Dave, & Paul SANNEMAN/SANDMAN of Brooklyn, NY. There was a Paul SANDMAN that married an Amanda KRATZ in NE in 1883. I'm wondering if this is Mary Elizabeth's brother???


MORRIS - 13 Sep 2000

Bert Blanche Morris were living in Orleans, NE in 1935. I believe they moved to Yuma, CO later and ran a funeral home. Blanche was the daughter of Ida Alma McGuire Gorham from Osborne County, Kansas and Frederick A. Gorham.

Ida's parents were James Henry McGuire and Sarah Elizabeth Foster McGuire, from Osborne CO., KS. Blanche Morris had a sister, Myrtle Gorham Steerman, from Montezuma County, Colorado.

Does anyone remember Bert and Blanche Morris? I am trying to search for the McGuire roots and am trying to locate descendants. Thank you for your time. Best regards, Kathy Hoeme - Kansas (Kathy Hoeme)


WHEADON, MCKEEN - 17 Sep 2000

Tom immigrated from Somerset Shire England died 5-5-1901 Harlan county 9 children william anna,dee roy letha, Ira,exie anita, martha,LLOyd.Retta from lapeer Mich. thanks


LEE, CADWELL, CLARK - 27 Oct 2000

Interested in finding any information on my grandfather and grandmother Stephen Lee and Eva Lillian (Cadwell) Lee. They lived in or around Republican City from 1884-1892. Stephen and Eva were married on July 17th 1886 in Republican City. Eva's father's name was George Cadwell and at the time of her death in 1922 she had two sisters and a brother and I do not know their names or anything about them. Stephen's first wife Maria N. Clark ) may haave died in Republican City around 1884 or 85. Stephen also had a son Stephen O. who died Aug 31, 1885, probably in Republican City. Grandfather Stephen Lee died in 1927 and is buried in Bridgeport, Nebraska. Any help would be greatly apprecieated.
Gary E. Lee


EWERS - 30 Oct 2000

Looking for information on Thomas Jefferson Balis b. 1822, wife Mary Malvina Ewers and their children especially John C. Balis b. 1848 (married Mary Lorenda Derrick). John C. Balis was the deputy sheriff of Harlan Co., NE at his death in 1887. I have info to share on these families back to the early 1700s on Balis and Derrick and late 1700s on Ewers.
"Michele Veith" <>


LEE - 30 Oct 2000

Harlan Cemetery listing for a Maria N. Lee around 1884 or 85, probably near Republican City as my grandfather Stephen Lee says he lived there from 1884 to 1892 Maria was his first wife and died in 84 or 85. Also looking for death infromation on his son Stephen O. Lee b.Dec. 18, 1884, d Aug 31, 1885. Any help will be appreciated.
Gary E. Lee


WOLF - 6 Nov 2000

According to my information my great-great-grandfather (Heinrich Wolf) and great-great-grandmother (Elisabeth) lived in Alma 1872-1877 (or so). They arrived with 2 children, had 3 more while there, then moved on to Oregon.

Elisabeth's father (Jacob) was also there, and died there in 1879 (Feb 10). His sons Jacob (Elisabeth's brother) evidently stayed on, since he died in Alma 1/29/1909. Another son Adam (Elisabeth's half-brother) died in Alma 10/9/1928, and according to my information had a "big family" -- but, I don't know anything about him, or his family.
Thanks -- Doug Wolf
Doug Wolf <>



I'm looking for info on the Richard Brooks & Mary Elizabeth (SANNEMAN) BARLOW family that lived in Alma, Harlan County, Nebraska from the late 1800s to the early 1900s. Richard Brooks & Mary Elizabeth (SANNEMAN) BARLOW were married 10 Sep 1884 in Alma, Harlan
Co, NE. They Richard is listed as R.B. BARLOW on the "Harlan County, Nebraska 1890 Gazetteer Listing town merchants and farmers", transcribed by Carol Wolf Britton. I also have a copy of his homestead in Alma, as well as a copy of the newspaper article of his Public Sale (23
Dec 1909
) there in Alma. They, then, moved to Macon, Saskatchewan, Canada. It is said they moved to Canada to secretly bring orphans with them. Any info on that situation or the family would be greatly apprecitiated. Michelle


Newellm Lawver - 11 Nov 2000

I am try to locate Information on a Luther Guy Newell Born Nov 13th 1876 Melrose (orleans) Nebraska. Father was Wickliff Newell mother was Mary Ellen Lawver. any help would be greatly appriciated.
W Newell


JOHNSON - 6 Dec 2000

Would appreciate any help with info on William X. JOHNSON, in Harlan Co. 1880 census, aged 47. Born in Ohio, lived in Coles Co. Illinois, before moving to Nebraska. Had wife, Martha, and 7 children with him. Any help with peripheral family moving west, etc. would be appreciated.
Cherilyn Trusty


HAAS - 17 Jan 2001

Looking for information on Carolina UTZ HAAS who married an Emil PAUSE in 1891. Very interested in an obituary for Carolina and where she is buried. Thank you!!
Becky Haworth

HARDING - 14 Jan 2001

Looking for info on William T. Harding, died 6 Aug 1911 in Orleans, Harlan Co., Nebraska.
Ella Smith <>


BROWN, HARRISON - 16 Jan 200

Looking for info on Charles H. Brown and John A. Harrison. Would you please send me the information? Thank you
"Connie Barber" <>


MEYERS - 22 Jan 2001

Hello. I am doing genealogical research. My father's great grandparents were married in Nebraska, Stamford, I believe. For Henry John Meyers (may be listed Myers) and Magdalina Ihle. They married in about 1890 in Nebraska.


HECHT - 26 Jan 2001

I'm looking for information about Jennie H. Hecht b. June 1885, and Minnie V. b.Jan. 1888 were born in Nebraska. In the 1890s the family arrived in Wyoming. Maybe there is a Hecht connection here. Thank you. Victoria Gilleland <>


BUTLER, DREW - 4 Feb 2001

Any information on these Families would be greatly appreciated Both family,s tie to my husbands family's. Marylin


GIPE, PARISH - 10 Feb 2001

The Gipe's that I know of are Margaret Ann. (My great grandmother) b. 3/25/1841,died 7/10/1922. She was married to Gilbert Rose Parish b. 4/10/1842, d 3/17/1903. William b 1816 was her father. George was her brother. I also have an Estalline Parish. She was born 7/6/1905, died 4/1984. She was married to Abe A Parish which was an auctioneer in Alma for years.
Thanks. "Shirley Adams" <>

SCHULNTZ - 4 Mar 2001

Looking for William Schluntz or Clara Schluntz. Clara is a sister to my grandfather, Joseph Tschantre. We are trying to do family genealogy on this family. I have an obituary on Clara Schluntz and it states her husband, William died 13 March 1916 and they lost a daughter to an accidental drowning 20 May 1912. Clara died on 19 September 1936. I would appreciate any information. We just don't know much about this family. Clara also had a brother-in-law that lived in the Alma area, his name was Joseph Bruna and he died 23 January 1971, he was married to Clara's sister, Anna Tschantre and she died young, in 1919. Joe and Anna are buried in the Alma Cemetery.Thank you.
Karen Pickhinke
1941 Road 16
Howells, NE 68641
My e-mail address is:


MASON, JAMES - 12 Mar 2001 04:52:48 EST

Looking for info on MASONs in Harlan Co. I should mention that my husband was a 2nd cousin twice removed to Frank and Jesse James, thro his mother, her grandmother Betsy COLE-RANSDELL and the James boys grandfather were brother and sister, on their mother, Zerilda COLE-JAMES side, the family history says that the James Gang used to stay over nite at the Ransdell farm and change horses at times. Again, thanks for the info.. Annie


WHITING - 15 Apr 2001

I am the grandson of John E. Whiting, Free Methodist, one armed, Civil War preacher who was one of the first settlers around Harlan County. In addition to his immediate family, I believe he brought his mother, Nancy Brady Whiting and her father, John Brady and according to a History of Harlan County, they settled along what they named "Methodist Creek." I would like any additional information as to when they left that area and where did they go. John E. Whiting


GARRETT, BOEVEK - 9 May 2001

Trying to find descendants of W.A. Garrett, who lived in Oxford, Nebraska. About two years ago I purchased an old family album at a flea market in Los Angeles. The album contains more than fifty photographs which appear to be of the same family, in large part. The only indetifying information is W.A. Garrett written on the back of two or three photos (all of the same young man) and then a photo of a young girl with the same name on the back (declaring ownership of the photo most likely).

There is a photo of a man, woman and girl taken in Tolono, Illinois at the Marshall Studio that has "For Lilla" written on the back. There are also a few photos taken at the Gamble (or Gamble & Stafford) Studio in Champaign, Illinois. One photo has Lillie Boevek (or something like that) written on the back.

One photo was taken in Salt Lake City, and most of the rest were (if identified by photography studio at all) taken at the Clark, Wyatt, Rodstrom or Carlson Studios in Holdrege, Nebraska. A few are dated l890 and l891, all of the photos appear to be no later than l900-l905.

Photo of a toddler taken at Peter Schnack Studio, Franklink, Neb. Photo of a lady taken at Abrams Studio in Decatur, Illinois. Photo of three sisters(late teens, early twenties) taken at the Starrod & LeForgee Studio in Decatur, Illinois. Photo of a young man taken at the Robinson's Photo Parlour, Franklin, Neb. Photo of a young man taken at the Bishop Bros. photo Gallery, location unknown.

I would really like to find the descendants of this family. If anyone has any information, please contact me. I would also appreciate it if you would post this to your query list for future reference. Thank you, Martha Bernie - Woodland Hills, CA


SULLIVAN - 3 Jun 2001

I have been looking for any information I can find on my Great-Great grandmother. Her name is Johannah Carmody Sullivan. She might also have been known as Hannah.I believe she came to Nebraska around 1895. She was the wife of Daniel. My Grandmother, Anna Loretto, was supposedly born in Alma in 1895. As the story has it, her mother died in Alma when she was 18 mos. old. I also have a 1900 Census that has Daniel remarried to an Anna , and living in Republican City. After that they moved to Lincoln. As you can see I have bits and pieces of information and any help would be appreciated. Kathy


BRADSHAW - 14 Jun 2001

Looking for John Y. Bradshaw. My name is Linda (Bradshaw) Glass.



looking for information on my grandfathers family. His family name was Swanson. He had a brother, Albert, and a brother Frank. Possibly they lived in Alma. Possible link names : christensons, johnsons, Norenes. These are names listed in a very rambling letter that my mother wrote when she was almost 80. Dates would be 1890 -1910. Possibly. Other towns include, Alma, Holdrege, Axtell, Kearney. Any cousins out there????? Thank you
"Patricia Theobald" <>


LOWE - 25 Jun 2001 18:39:32 EDT

I'm trying to get information on my Great Grandfather and Great Grandmother, Benjamin & Sarah
Lowe. They are buried in the Bainbridge Cemetery in Huntley, NE. My Dad was Benjamin Weslie Lowe and his parents were Lewis George and Lucy Jane Jones Lowe. If anyone has any information regarding this family, please e-mail me. Thanks - Sondra Lowe Dallen of Wichita, KS.


BROUSSEAU - 30 Jun 2001 21:45:58 EDT

My Great- grandmother Rhoda Ann (Hills) Brousseau and my Great-grandfather George Brousseau got a divorce in District Court Harlan County, Nebraska with the date November 18, Term 1880 . I know so very little about them but was wondering if their is any more history of them in Nebraska? My Gramma always talked of Iowa so much. Their name is spelled Brosseau on the divorce papers. My E-mail address is Thanks again, Heather



Looking for information on great-aunt, Mrs. S.S. Peterson, Huntly, NE, who signed the death certificate for my great-grandmother, Sarah J. Marshall, Republican, NE, in 1925. Sarah J. Marshall and her husband, George W. Marshall, are buried in Valparaiso, NE. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Please reply to:
Thanks much, Georgann Mantor-Jordan - Dallas, TX



Looking for family of S. S. Peterson, Huntly, who was connected to the Marshall family in Republican and Valparaiso, NE. Thanks for any help. - Georgann Mantor-Jordan - Dallas, TX


BROWN - 10 Jul 2001

I am looking for info on Hiram Brown Jr who died in Orlean, Harlan County, Nebraska in 1878 according to his wife Jane Ann (Webb) Brown Healy's 1926 obituary. Jane, sometimes "Jenny" remarried my Great Great Grandfather Ozias Case Healy in Mapleton, Minnesota in 1893. I don't think he was probably buried in Nebraska because his wife who died in 1926 was said to have been buried in Albany Wisconsin. I'm trying to figure out how "Jenny" met my Great Great Grandfather when my Great Great Grandfather to my knowledge had no relatives in Nebraska or the southern part of Wisconsin and none of "Jenny's" six children settled in either area either. I'm thinking that my Great Great Grandfather maybe knew Hiram Brown Jr. in his younger days in Connecticut. I'm trying to determine Ozias Case Healy's birthplace and am looking for possible clues. Thanks for any suggestions. Scott


TUBMAN, KIBBY - 12 Jul 2001

I am looking for families of Tubman and Kibby.. they are my b/g/ parents and they migrated from there to texas--- the years 1800-1900 .. i donot know exact the dates. tana from texas-----


O'NEIL(L) - 13 Jul 2001

Looking for information on the O'Neill family. 1920 Census US, Washington Township, Harlan County, NE Sup. Dist 5, Enumeration Dist. 127 Sheet 3-B lists: ONeil Thomas E., Elizabeth , Ester, Edith, Hubert, Jessie, and Alice. Thanks for any info.

WHITNEY - 18 Apr 2001

Am looking for information re: Lyman L. Whitney who may have been a physician in Harlan Co. about 1882. (wife - Laura). May have lived around Walnut (Kansas?) area.
Cheryl B Martin <>

BONBARGER - 04 May 2001

I am interested in finding information regarding the descendents of Peter Bombarger who died in Orleans, Ne. on April 28, 1873. His wife was Margaret Ann Gelwicks. Have no other information at this time.

Kathleen Bomberger e-mail:


STOCKWELL - 8 May 2001

Need info on Elvin Stockwell, Orleans, who died January 5, 1945, while in the Navy. I would really like to get a photo of him, even a newspaper copy. His mother was living in Orleans at the time of his death. Most of what I have on Elvin can be found at htm. Any thing I can receive will be used on this site and in the Yuma Museum.
Thanks - Stephen Chaplin, P.O. Box 24, Yuma, CO. 80759 -



Born 3 Apr 1860 (don't know where); widow (King) when she married Robert Brown "between Alma and Orleans, Harlan County, Nebraska" on 27 Feb 1882. Need any information on her lineage. Email:

Thanks... -- Jim Aman Columbus, Ohio


KRING - 24 Jul 2001

I am looking for information on a family living in Emerson Township, Harlan County in 1900. Milton Kring, wife, Fanny, children: Van, Nancy, Milton, & Dora. Also living with them was her father, Isaac Bonser. Does anyone have a plat map of Emerson Township at that time? I am interested in pinpointing the location of their farm.
Mary L. Hastings -


HUNT - 22 Aug 2001

I am researching my Great Grandfather Aurin Benjamin Hunt -married to Lillian Watrous Hunt. He died in Red Cloud, NE February 7, 1930 and was buried in the Alma Cemetary February 10, 1930. I will be traveling to Alma in September and would like to visit his grave. I would be pleased to visit with anyone having any information concerning this family.
Sherrilyn Hunt Phillips <>


ADKINS - 24 Aug 2001

My name is Christlanda Adkins and I am trying to find information about my father James Lowell Adkins. According to the S.S.I. Death Index he died on August 22, 1995 in Alma, Ne. I have not seen my father since I was ten and I will be turning 29 on Monday the 27th. I am looking for obituaries/records etc. I do not know how he died or where he is buried. I am concerned he may have had a state burial. He had a brother Don but I don not know if he is alive or dead. My father's birth date was Jan. 27, 1937 and death date was Aug. 22, 1995. S.S.I. # 505 38 0235. Thank you. Christlanda Adkins - <>


HILL - 26 Aug 2001

Am looking for info on Rufus Lucore and Margaret Wayt Hill who lived in Harlan county between 1873 and 1889. She died in 1889 and Rufus went back to Iowa where he was originally from. She is buried in Prairie Home Cemetery in Holdrege, Nebraska. Please contact Janetta Clemons at with any info. Thanks, Janetta Clemons <>


BRIGHT - 7 Sep 2001

Looking for any information regarding a family who lived in Republican City in the late 1800's. William H Bright and Cora Belle Jennings. They are reported to have had 9 children, 5 who moved with them to Wray, Colorado. My GG Uncle William was sheriff of Wray 1924-1925. Died in 1925 and the family brought the body back to Republican City for burial. The names of the children: Thomas,EllaMay,Murry,William W, Ella,Cora,Gladys,Michael (Mike) and John. Anything would be helpful. JJHCRH@AOL.COM


STRICKLER - 20 Sep 2001

Looking for any Strickler's in or near Alma about 1905. Also any Kennedy's or Fetter's
Thanks Shirlie -


COWARDIN, CONNER - 29 Sep 2001

I am looking for information on Louisa Jane Cowardin or Conner. She was born Jan 7, 1842 in Illinois. She died Mar. 14, 1883. She is buried in Bainbridge Cemetery. I believe this is in Albion. Her brother was John Irwin Cowardin.
Thanks Lila Dall. -



HUETT, HUDSON - 18 Oct 2001

I'm looking for any information on Bertha Mina Huett who m. John Hudson 5/6/1881 Harland Co. NE and/or her parents, Henry Huett & Nancy Lewis, who signed John and Bertha's wedding license. George Chatham -


WILEY - 25 Oct 2001

I am the gg grandson of David and Catherine Wiley, whom I believe lived in Harlan County, Ne. moving there in 1878. Exact location is not known. He died in 1906 at 96, and his wife died in 1902. The one son I know of William Boston Wiley, or William B. Wiley represented the county in the state legislature, a practicing attorney. He was elected on the Burlington ticket and the other being the Union Pacific. I am looking for any information newspaper, obituary, marriages, land descriptions etc. on any of the family.

His son, Judge W.B. Wiley, (same as above), died in Craig, Colo. in 1925. He was married twice the first may have been when he was in Orleans. He had two children by the first marriage best I can tell, but I don't know her name. He may have divorced there as well. He was only in Orleans 3 years (1877-1880). Don't know if he had brothers and sisters. Any information or articles on his being in the legislature would also be of great interest.

Thanking you in advance for your efforts. Ken Wallick, 2306 Fleetwood Dr. Decatur, Al. 35601



Seeking anyone with HOLBROOK ancestors in Republican City. Trying to find the names of the 4 sons of my great-aunt & -uncle, Mollie & Edwin Holbrook, who lived there from the 1930s-1960s. They had a daughter Kathleen who would be in her 60s now but I don't know what happened to the boys. Lori Campbell in Colorado



I am looking for JAMES KENNEDY(KENEDY) married to MARTHA PETTINGIL around 1889 give or take 5 years either way.One known child FLORENCE OLIVIA KENNEDY born 27 Dec 1889. Also RICHARD SPRINGSTEAD born 4 Nov. 1864 place unknown, lived in Orleans, Ne. about 1919-1920 he was also married to a MARTHA PETTINGIL. They were raising their grandson Leroy Norton SIVERLY who started to school in Orleans.
" wayne dean" <>


BARLOW, SANNEMAN - 16 Nov 2001

I am looking for info on Richard Brooks & Mary Elizabeth (SANNEMAN) BARLOW from Harlan Co, NE. They were there the late 1890 through about 1910. Any info on this family or any SANNEMANS in the area would be greatly appreciated . -Michelle



I misstated some of the relationships in my last e-mail. Levena Adkins was married to Albert C. Mason and Albert and Levena are both buried in the Alma Cemetary. I'm still looking for George Sanford Winchell his spouse was Martha Jane Sutor Winchell. He was born in December 04, 1853 in Clayton County, Iowa and died September 28, 1946. He was the son of Elias Winchell (spouse unknown). I believe he married Mrs. Grevor of Stamford after the death of his spouse.
Thank you Gayle Bandt -


CARRIER - 12 Dec 2001

My fathers name was George Carrier, his brothers were == Bill Carrier, John carrier.His sisters== Pert& Ester . His mom & dad == Ellen Arnold { maden name} Herman {I think }.My father had a brother or uncle that was a world champion wrestler mabey between the 1920's to the 1940's, his wrestling name was Wild Cat MCchann.He fought Russa for the tittle.I know they lived in Nebraska. Iwas named after Alma Nebraska . I know it was in Harlan co.
Thanks , Alma Smith <> >


MORRISON - 29 Dec 2001

Hello, looking for any information on the Morrison family father was William H. Morrison m Mary A. Hall all children were born in Republican City, Harlon County, Nebraska.
Harry F. Morrison 1869-1944
Edward E. Morrison 1871-1924
James S Morrison 1874-1941
Lida E. Morrison 1875-
William Morrison 1878-1919
Anna E. Morrison 1881-1886
Mark E. Morrison 1883-
Mae G. Morrison 1889-
Raymond Robert Morrison 1892-1963
Thanks for any help you can give me on our Morrison family, before or during or after these dates.. Janet Sisk/Morrison -


WILEY - 30 Dec 2001

My Grandfather Wm. Wiley left Nebraska and moved to Aspen, Colo. Later to Craig, He was a prominent lawyer there.. He had two children by his first narriage Ethel and Harry. Ethel Trent
was jn Denver , Harry in New Mexico His se ond family was Adele Babey, wife, David, Justin, Wm. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you so much. Dorothy Wiley Wallick Decatur, Al. (Bill Wallick)


MATTOW - 8 Jan 2002

My great grandfather was William W. Mattox and he lived in Republican City for some time. This was back during the 1870's and 1880's. The only thing I have to go on, is some old letters that he wrote his ex-wife from Republican City. Any info appreciated. Thank you. Carol Lovitt
"Roger D. Lovitt Sr." <>


MASON, ADKINS - 12 Jan 2002

I am looking for more information on James R. and Annie Mason and Albert C. and Levena (Adkins) Mason.
James R. born OH 1810
Annie born OH 1813
Albert C. born IA 1850
Levena (Adkins) born IA 1859

All are buried in the Alma Cemetary. It is a family rumor that they may have changed family name from Maurer after James parents migrated from Germany and that they may have been Jewish. There is a second rumor which indicates either Annie or Levena were Native American, perhaps Cherokee. If anyone has information on these family members, I would appreciate hearing from you.
Gayle L. Bandt


BRAMHALL - 14 Jan 2002

I'm looking for information on John and Sarah Bramhall who settled in Alama, Ne. some
sometime around 1880.They had 2 sons Charles and Henry who also lived in Alma. They owned property in the town and also had about 160 acres outside of town. Charles was my greatgrand father. He was married to Mary Evaline Corum, and their son,my grandfather George was born in Alma 1896. I know John and Sarah are buried in Alma, but thats about all I know and would love find out anymore information,if there is any. Thankyou so much for your time and consideration
Eileen Bramhall-Have - <>


JOHNSON - 22 Jan 2002

I am looking for John Johnson. He was born in Sweden in 1849. He came to America. He had a son named Guy W. Johnson who was born in Orleans, Nebraska. If you have any information on this please contact me. Thanks.


 WINCHELL, 17 Jan 2002


Looking for information on George Sanford Winchell.  He was to have owned a broom factory outside of Alma, NB or Orleans, NB.  He was born Dec. 4, 1853 in Clayton Co., OH and died Sept. 28, 1946.  He was married to Martha Jane Suitor born Feb. 26, 1865 and died Dec. 19, 1933.  We have been unable to find their place of burial.  It is rumored they are buried in NB.   The Winchell family lived off and on in NB.  Their children included:  Ruby Pauline Winchell, Mabel Winchell Jones, Fred Winchell, Lottie Winchell, 2 infant Winchell's, Hazel Josephine Winchell, William E. Winchell, George Melvin Winchell, Gladys Marie Winchell, and Harlan E. Winchell.  They had a passel of children.  I have found a lot of information on Mabel Winchell as she married a Jones from NB and I have come in contact with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Any information you may find on any of them would be wonderful.  Gayle Bandt []



MASON, ADKINS, 17 Jan 2002


Mason/Adkins I am looking for more information on James R. and Annie Mason and Albert C. and Levena (Adkins) Mason. James R. born OH 1810Annie born OH 1813Albert C. born IA 1850Levena (Adkins) born IA 1859 All are buried in the Alma Cemetary. It is a family rumor that they may have changed family name from Maurer after James parents migrated from Germany and that they may have been Jewish.  There is a second rumor which indicates either Annie or Levena were Native American, perhaps Cherokee. If anyone has information on these family members, I would appreciate hearing from you. Gayle L. Bandt


TRIPP, 14 Feb 2002


My great grandfather lived and owned property in the Spring Creek area of Harlan County from 1886-1913.  His name was Stephen D. TRIPP and his wife was Racheal.  They adopted my grandfather Stephen D. TRIPP Jr around 1898 from the Bethany Home over in Hastings, NE but no information about his adoption there.  Please email me and I will email you all the information I have about my grandfather Stephen D. TRIPP Jr. even the birth name. Thanks, Jennifer Tripp-Townsend.



MAYS, 24 Mar 2002


Would like info from anyone having information on the Josiah Mays - Rachel Fawley family of Orleans, Nebraska. Thank you. Kenneth Fawley []




FALES, 10 Apr 2002


Does anyone know of a Stone Barn built around Oxford with the inscription "Built by Peter Fales" on the corner of it?  It supposedly was on or near the Republican River.  Dorothy Honadel



SCOTT, 17 Apr 2002


Looking for Parents or family of SINCLAIR ARLY SCOTT b. 4/4/1890 But where? D 1962 IN KNOXVILLE IA.  Married: MINNIE E ASCHE in Harlan Co 1915 Had 4 children: Harold F b. in around Oxford; Mabe; Pauline; Sinclair. I think his mother’s name was Melvinaa and he had at least one sister named Ruby who married a Mansfield.  PLEASE ANY HELP WOULD BE SO GREATLY PPRECIATED KATHY HARRIS  LTCUSART@AOL.COM



SNELL, 22 Apr 2002


David Snell was born and reared in Clermont Co OH.  After the death of his first wife,  he remarried and brought most of his family to Harlan County.  This was about 1860-70.  He lived out his life in this area and children stayed on but it appears there are no Snells now in Harlan County. Burials in Republican City Cemetery.  Several of us have done a lot of work to put together the ancestry of this Snell family. The immigrant ancestor was from Germany and the name was spelled Schnell and they settled in Orangeburgh SC about 1735. This family is very interesting and we would like to share with anyone who is  a descendant of David Snell. Virginia



KELLOGGS, 30 Apr 2002


I am looking for the following families: Thomas Kellogg (1788 - 1882) - he died 16 Oct 1882 in Harlan Co; Philander Smith Kellogg (1814-after 1885) - he also died in Harlan Co NE; Affa Harding Kellogg (1817 - 1885) - died in Harlan Co NE.  Any information very welcome - I can be reached at



WILSON, 06 May 2002


I am looking for any information on Napoleon Wilson, Wife Rosa and infant son Carl E. who were on the 1880 census for Alma, Harlan, Nebraska.  The census lists Napoleon as Retailer Grocer, with his age as 38 and Rosa as 20. The son Carl E. was born in Nebraska in Jan. of 1880.  Any help will be appreciated.  Evelyn Thorn]







JOHNSON, 13 May 2002

I am looking for Ella Elizabeth Darby Johnson born abt 1900 maybe in KS  was living Republican CIty Harlan CO NB in 1959. Has brother George William Darby mother Katherine Darby. and husband Aaron Johnson and six children 3 boys and 3 girls. One daughter was married to a Donald Nelson her name Evelny. Need Help! Willis J Scott []




Samuel e Scott and Melvina e Shelburn Scott lived in Alma, Harlan County so did Otto Ernest Shelburn b 1877 I believe to be her brother I think there was a George born about 1858 also not sure. I know that Otto was born in Winterset IA and was a fairly prominent citizen of Alma. Melvina and Samuel were married in Phelps County in 1886 She had been married before to a Shafer I believe. Any information would be greatly appreciated



FAUBION, 18 May 2002


Am interested in any information about John Thomas FAUBION, b. 1851, Missouri, and his wife, Sophronia Deborah USHER, b, 1859 Marengo, Iowa, who lived in Harlan Co. from about 1882 (Republican City, Orleans and Alma) to about 1900, at least.  He died in Colorado in 1930. She died 27 Aug 1940 in Republican City, Harlan Co., NE.  Had children Ezra, Ada, Clinton, Arthur, Carl, Rebecca, Rosa and Leonard. Thanks for any help you can provide. Mary in St. Louis. []



JENNINGS, 24 May 2002


Looking for info on Mary E. JENNINGS died in 1911 and Mack JENNINGS – Mary’s son.  When did Harlan Co., Nebraska start keeping birth records? I started in Phillips Co., Kansas because that is where I found the Jennings Family in 1880 and the library in Phillips Co., Kansas was very helpful. Mack Jennings (is Mary E. son) and Blanch Burns married 8 Oct 1890 in Phillips Co., Ks., Erasmus H. Lewis and Mary E. Jennings married 28 July 1897 (in the 1900 Census she is listed as divorced) and Ira Porter and Ella Jennings (is Mary E. daughter) married 19 Jan 1887 in Phillips Co., Ks. Thanks,




KUHRT, 24 May 2002


I'm looking for information on my G/parents. Charles gordon Kuhrt was married to Mae Evelyn Fletcher April 1925 in Alma. Two children died in infant/ childhood. Phillis and Keith. I can find no record of either, or marriage docs. Both children were under 1.5 yrs. at death. My G/father worked for the Burlington RR. They lived in Alma (and were married in Alma.) My G/father was born there I think in Feb.1906. The family ties are in Alma, Oxford (Mae was born in Oct. 1909) (G/mother),Orleans and McCook. My father was born in Orleans in 1925.His name was Gordon Dean Kuhrt. Any information you can help me with I will be eternally grateful!  Gloria D. Kuhrt......    



SMITH, 26 May 2002


I would like any information on my 3rd great- grandfather, James Derusala SMITH, who resided in Harlan County, Nebraska, from 1874-1896 and was a public official (justice of the peace, assessor, county commissioner, and county judge).  I have his obituary, but that is all.  James D. Smith died at the Soldier's Home in Sawtell, California.

James Varro Smith II



DAVIS, 04 Jun 2002


I am looking for descendents of Arthur Davis born 1867, in Evanswood, Wisconsin, son of Jonas Hoven Davis (NY) and "Annette" ? (WI) Davis. Arthur's siblings are Ada Iddruss Davis, 1864, and Charles, 1870.  Annette died in 1870.  We descend from Addie Davis and Thomas Mortimer Hess, married in Simpson, Kansas, 1883.  Is the Arthur Davis listed in 1920 census in Alma City, Harlan County, Neb. our Arthur? That census report lists a son, Arnold.  Addie's obit. in 1933 lists "two brothers" surviving.  We know them listed in the Wi. census 1870, as Arthur and Charles.  Jonas fought in the Civil War and later married Missouri Davis, living his last years in Ingersol, Oklahoma.  They are both buried in the Short Springs Cemetery near by.  Any information would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you, Suzanne Hess  []



HOWELL, John and Esther Montgomery

came from Fairmont, Nebraska and settled in Oxford, Harlan County in 1893 John and Esther were from England originally and homesteaded in the Oxford area.  Children were:  Bertha Jane, born 1892, Mc Cool, NE; Harlan John, born 1893, Oxford; Clara Evelyn, born 1895, Oxford; Herbert Walker, born 1897, Oxford, died young and Ethel Tamer, born 1898, Oxford. Esther Montgomery Howell's family (Montgomery) also lived nearby and associated names were Uebel, Chamberlin and Montgomery. Please contact Millie Alexander,




Anyone connected to the family of R. Harlan & Lena Rittgarn Winkler family? They moved from Dawson Co. NE around 1900 to Oxford, NE & lived out their lives there.  They are buried in a Lexington, NE cemetery tho. Gerry - Gerry Yost [] I am always interested in sharing any family Genealogy!  I now have a webpage where you can view my current list of Missing Ancestors--------

BACKES - 30 July 2002

Parents of Fredrick Whilelm Backes b. 1841 d. May 7,1915 and wife Susan Biertal (Birtel ?) b. 1858 d. November 16, 1909. Came to Orleans in 1891. Maybe an obituary may have this data.  Thank you, Jim Moore or 5 Club Lane, Columbine Valley, CO 80123


ADAMS31 JUL 2002

My gggrandfather Henry H. Adams came to this area with his adult children after the Civil war ~ 1873. They settled in and around Oxford, NE. He and his wife Martha Ann (Wheeler) Adams are both buried in Oxford. Their son B.D. (Byron Dekalb) Adams is also buried there. Their son and daughter in la, Henry Q. and Hattie Adams raised their family in Furnas County at least through 1920. Any information about this family would be appreciated. My ggranfather Clarence Ellsworth Adams and his wife Bertie May lived there also moving on to Omaha after a few years. My grandfather Cyrus Earl Adams was born in this area. Suzanne Adams Davis


ADAMS03 AUG 2002

FROM: elaine [] - Please look up the following people under marriages in Harlan Co.  I am sorry I can not give you much info except what I found in the 1880 census.  These people are listed in Spring Creek twp, Harlan Co.: All birthyears are approximate: Charles Bartly Adams (b 1855); James Adams (b. 1857); Ida Mae Adams (b 1863); Eva L. Adams (1870)


GRAY – 08 AUG 2002

I am seeking information on the James T. and Delila GRAY family.  They moved to Harlan Counlty near Orleans in 1881 or 1882.  The had four children Eupha, Mary, William and David.  Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated.  They moved to Nebraska from Fayette County Iillinois. Clara Oliverius E-mail



I am an architecture graduate student at UNL and am doing a thesis project concerning Opera Houses in the state of NE.  I found a picture of the Republican City Opera House on your website at and was wondering if any further information was available about this structure.  I am looking for information such as when it was constructed, torn down, current uses and historic uses if still existing, who built it, size number of seats…  Basically any information that is available. The NE Historic Preservation office has no information concerning this Opera House so any information that I can obtain will be provided to them for their records. Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Bruce - Bruce A. McCauley []


HERRON – 10 SEP 2002

HERRON, Roy b. Oxford 29 Jan 1886.  Parents are Leigh Richmond HERRON, b. 12 April 1843, Ohio and Nancy Jane BRIZANDINE, 15 MAY 1850.  Siblings are Franklin, b. 6 Dec 1870, IL, Alexander, b. Dec 1873 IL, Charles b. Feb 1876 IL, Maude b. Sept 1880 NE, Elle and Ellis b. Aug 1890, NE.  Family migrated to Denver, CO.


HERRON – 11 SEP 2002

I am researching the Leigh Richmond HERRON line. Leigh born in Ohio in 1843 is my ggrandfather.  One of his sons, Roy was born in Oxford, Nebraska 29 Jan 1886.  I believe that Oxford is in Harlan County Nebraska.  I wish to leave a query in case there may be others researching this same line. A sister, Maude was born in Nebraska (city and county unknown) as well as twins Ella and Ellis, also born in Nebraska, city and county unknown.  My grandfather Franklin was born in Illinois.  The family migrated to Denver, CO from Nebraska and I have quite a bit of information about the CO period, but have been unable to trace back before Nebraska.  I'm hoping that other family members may be researching too and pass through the Nebraska Genweb site.  Thank you for responding.



I am looking for a MARY SUSAN LEECH, b. 1865 or 1866 in Iowa, the daughter of JAMES T. LEECH and LOUISA REYNOLDS, both natives of Kentucky. She appears in their household in the 1880 Federal Census, but does not appear in their household in the 1885 State Census.  I assume she was married or buried in the interim.  Also looking for a marriage record for CLARENCE C. ROWLEY.  I believe that his wife LILLY ANN is another daughter of JAMES T. LEECH and LOUISA REYNOLDS.

CLARENCE C. ROWLEY and his father WALTER E. ROWLEY bought land in Section 19 of Lincoln Township, Franklin County in 1878;  they can be found in that township in both the 1880 and 1885 censuses.  Section 19 is on the Harlan County line. Many thanks. Steve Leech []



MARSHALL FAMILY - of Republican City and Valparaiso, Nebraska Looking for birth and death dates of George W. & Sarah J. (Robinson) Marshall. Also, same information for children, eg.: Emily, Samuel Arthur, & George W. II. My grandfather was Richard Harlan Marshall; m - Mabel May Waddle of Alma.  Richard's parents were Harlan Baird Marshall and Ida May Millington. Harlan's parents were George W. and Sara J. Any additional information on Marshall Family members would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Allen Petersen, Fort Mohave, AZ
Allen Petersen []


WILES – 15 OCT 2002

I am looking for any records that may be available to you on Tressa Jane Wiles.  She passed away 1 December 1935 in Harlan County and maybe even from Republican City.  She is my great grandmother.  Any information you may have would be greatly appreciated.  She was married to Isaiah Wiles.  He may have passed away in Kansas. Thank you Sarah Wolfe - Smiths []


HATFIELD – 20 OCT 2002

I am looking for DIANE HATFIELD ( DOROTHY MAE PINE) born Jauary 16,1948 in Guyman, OK. She was given away at an early age. She has a brother ROSS OWEN and a sister PAT that lives in the SEATTLE.WA> area that would love to get to know her. Life is too short to let the pass keep you from knowing family.  We would all love to get know you or at least mail with you.  You can get your  brother at or myself at   Thanks, your Aunt Janie Pine(by marriage)


GAST – 15 DEC 2002

I am looking for a divorce somewhere about 1880-1885 of Samuel & Harriet Gast. They lived in Spring Creek Twsp. In 1885 Samuel turns his homestead over to Harriet Gast for $1000. A copy of this land transaction is at your courthouse. I see that you have marriages listed, do you also have divorces from this time. Thankyou, Patricia Combs - pat []


BROWN - 20 DEC 2002

Help please - this is an off-the-wall request. I have found this reference......... when searching for a relative who was born in Tasmania, Australia in 1863. “Mr. and Mrs. Charles Isaac Brown were early residents of Harlan county, Nebraska" What time-frame would qualify someone as an early settler?   I've done a quick search of some on-line things on your site - but can't get that name OR a date to bounce up anywhere. Julie Skellern []


FOSTER – 27 DEC 2002

The Dr. John Hoyt you refer to is my second great grand father his wife, Sidney Davis Hoyt, and I believe four of his children lived there. His son Edwin, which in the 1880 census appears as Edward,was my great grand father. He lived and died in Colorado. John was supposed to have died in De Lamar Nebraska, which I have not been able to find, there is a Lamar but no De Lamar. Johns father William C. Hoyt was supposed to have died in Edison Nebraska but no luck there either. Thank you so much for your help, but the Foster I am looking for was William Young Foster.But it was nice of you to do all those look ups, Thanks Naomi - KEVIN M SEVALL []


HAWLEY - 28 DEC 2002

My greatgrandfather, Harrison S Hawley was living in Harlan County Ne in 1858.  Family Bible indicates he died in 1888, but we do not know where for sure.  His Parents Elisha & Malinda Hawley  are buried in Pleasant View  Cemetery in Phillips county,as is a sister and brother .  I have visted this  area several times but did not know he was living there in the  1885-1888 time frame .  Would very much appreciate any info you are able to  provide me with.  Thank you  greatly.  Ray Hawley, 884 So Sunshine AV El Cajon, Ca 92020. -


DIELEMAN - 15 JAN 2002

I found Peter Diellman in the GERMANVILLE PRECINCT LAND RECORDS, HAYES  COUNTY. 10 Sept 1886, S3 I don't know if he had a wife with him then, I know he had a son Nicholas M Dieleman who was buried in Caldwell Co, MO Zimmerman Cemetery. He was my GGGrandfather. unless Nicholas was his brother. It goes on to Nicholas having a son Antonie who would have been my GGrandfather who was the father to Wiley Nicholas Dieleman - my dad's dad. Wiley was born in Fairfield Twnp, NE. Well that's what I'm looking for is a trail to Peter, Nicholas, etc. If you find anything with anything similar to Dieleman, Dillman, Diellman, etc. I would appreciate anything you would have. - []

FICK – FEB 2002

I am trying to locate members of my fathers family in Nebraska.  My father was Oliver F. A. Fick , He was born in Orleans NE in 1888 to Otto Fick and Minnie Sasse Fick.  Oliver died in Williams Ore. in  Oct. 1939 He was 51 years old.  His obit. lists: His Mother Minnie Sasse\Fick\Romine of Williams Ore.  A sister Ella Jansen? (Jensen) of Oxford, NE.  A daughter Thelma Wickert of Las Vegas, NV.  A daughter Bettie Strong of Inglewood, CA.  His wife Katherine Fick of Williams Ore. Oliver Fick and Katherine Edgehill were married in Iowa in 1936 and moved to Oregon a short time later.  They had two sons Oiver Fick  -born in Jan. 1938 and Frank Fick born in Mar. 1939 (me).  I was 8 mo. at the time of our fathers death. Our mother remarried , We were raised knowing very little about our birth father.

Most of the info. I have is from some Masonic records we found in our Mothers papers after she passed away 3 years ago.  I would appreciate any info. to help my brother and I find our family.  Frank Fick, 2600 Eastman Lane, Yreka, CA         96097

COE - 10 FEB 2002

My great great Grandmother  (Dixie New Era (PHILLIPS) COE had a store in Oxford, NE. There is a picture in the Furnas County History Book of the enterior of that store.  The picture is dated August 1920.  I am looking for a better quality picture of the enterior of that store. If you can help me find such a picture or tell me more about Dixie Coe's store, please email me. Thanks Michael Davis


RAWSON - 13 FEB 2002

Looking for descendants of Anthony Wayne 7 and Sarah (Carrison) RAWSON.  Anthony b. 22 Dec 1822 Broome Co., NY; d. 18 Jun 1901 Orleans, Harlan Co., NE.  He m. __ ___ 1859 Sarah CARRISON b. 05 Jul 1839 Cambridgeshire, Eng; d. 25 Oct 1920 near Stamford, NE. Children: Rawson 8 all b. WI. Roselba still living in 1930 Stamford, NE widow of George Upson. Willard Lewellyn still living in 1930 Reuben, Harlan Co., NE. Emory Edward d. 06 Nov 1929 Orleans, Harlan Co., NE.  His widow Flora Belle (Canton) Rawson still living in 1930 Orleans. Am interested in cemetery records for these people also. Regards, Alison Franks - Archivist, Rawson Family Association. Alison Franks []

An annotation in your records, A. W. Rawson was Anthony Wayne 7 Rawson b. 22 Dec 1822 in Broome Co., NY.  He married in 1859 Sarah CARRISON b. 05 Jul 1839 in Cambridgeshire, England.  They were more than likely married in or near Rutland, Dane Co., WI. Willard L. Rawson: Willard Lewellyn 8 Rawson b. 27 Jul 1863 Rutland, Dane Co., WI married 1) Nettie Marietta Elizabeth Miller b. 18 Oct 1871 Indiana. L. Wayne Rawson: Lorenzo Wayne 9 Rawson b. 01 Aug 1894 orleans, Harlan Co. NE. Alma W. Rawson who d. 11 Sep 1984 was the wife of Delbert Lewellyn 9 Rawson.


CADWELL - 16 MAY 2002

Seeking information about Viola Hazel Cadwell who was born in Harlan County, Nebraska about 1884.  Viola married Charles Edwin Ramey.  Sarah Cadwell was Viola's mother. Any information will be helpful. Gary Lee -


I have been looking for my g. grandfather, SAMUEL AVERY. I'm sure that I found burred in Bainbridge Cem. lot 121,Huntley NE. Is there any way I can find his obits? They were not listed. I would love to get his death certificate so I can find out who his parents were. He is the only one in my tree that I can find. I believe the Indians were chasing him. He was a civil war veteran. I found SAMUEL AVERY in the army in Buffalo Co. NE. and a man Named FRED AVERY, which could be his son. SAMUEL AVERY was born around 1828 IN CANADA & his son FRED E. AVERY born 12/28/1874. Please I would appreciate any help you could give me. I was born and raised  in NE. & now on the East coast. I would like my grandchildren to know about their ancestors before I die.   thank you, Joyce Rozell

HOWELL - 16 OCT 2003

Please post the following on Harlan Co., Nebraska query page:  Thanks. HOWELL, John and Esther Montgomery – from England. Children were: Bertha Jane Howell, b. 1892, McCool, York, NE. Harlan John Howell, b. 1893, Oxford, Harlan, NE. Clara Evylin Howell, b. 1895, Oxford, Harlan, NE. Herbert Howell, b. 1897, Oxford, Harlan, NE died young.  Ethel Tamer Howell, b. 1898, Oxford, Harlan, NE. They lived in several locations around Oxford and moved to Ft. Morgan, Colorado around 1907.  Any information appreciated. Millie Alexander -


GREGORY - 24 OCT 2003

Attached is a picture of Nancy Mahaley (Parker) Gregory and 4th husband, Andrew Howard Gregory in the yard of their Oxford home ca 1920 to 1928. They are both buried in the Oxford Cemetery. Andrew died in 1928 and Nancy in 1939. Nancy is my GGrandmother. I would like to know more about Oxford and where and how they lived. She also had a first cousin named Hannah E. Shepherd, married to Walter Shepherd, who lived in Oxford. Thank you sincerely, Missy Palmer - Frank/Missy Palmer []


WILLIAMS - 23 FEB 2004

My Grandfather Burton L. Williams was born in Orleans, Nebraska in 1884 to James Leander Williams. He grew up in a soddy west of there I believe. Till what age I'm not sure as he later moved to Gentry, Ark. to work and got married there then finally settled in North Loup, Ne. till his death. I was just wondering if there was anything in the old records about Leanders family. Anything that you can supply would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Don. - Don Williams []


HOWELL - 12 MAY 2004

HOWELL, John and Esther MONTGOMERY -- lived in Oxford, Harlan, Nebraska from 1892 until 1910 and following children all born in Oxford:  Harlan John Howell, Clara Evylin Howell, Herbert Walker Howell and Ethel Tamer Howell.  This family also took care of Edgar Montgomery from Fillmore County, Neb.  John Howell was in charge of the Bank in Oxford for a little while and maybe a furniture store?  They are buried at Oxford Cemetery.

HOWELL, John and Esther MONTGOMERY HOWELL, came from Fillmore County to Oxford, Harlan County around 1893.  Had the following children:  Bertha Jane Howell,

Harlan John Howell, Clara Evylin Howell, Herbert Howell, and Ethel Howell, all except Bertha born near Oxford.  They were from England and are buried at Oxford Cemetery.Thanks, Millie Alexander -



I am interested in information on any Worthington's, and Irons families history in the Harlan Co.Antelope twp.  Ne. area esp. around 1890-1900 .-- farmer in that area in Antelope twp. Is anyone out there that is related any anyway contact me Joyce Worthington Brewer 135 Olive Street Galesburg , IL 61401 or email  , Joyce Brewer - Galesburg, IL. 61401 - Joyce Brewer



I am looking for information about my great grandfather, Isaac Birdsall and his wife Mary Margaret (Troutman) Birdsall. They had three children born in Harlan Co., Nebraska. Elsie-Republican City, 4 Oct. 1872, William Augustus-near Orleans, 17 Sep 1875. Annie Elizabeth-near Orleans, 1 Feb. 1878.  Sometime in the early 1880's they left Nebraska. The rest of their children were born in Utah, my grandfather being one of the youngest ones. Any information on these individuals would be greatly appreciated. Sincerely, Anna Seley,


HOWELL - 18 SEP 2004

HOWELL, John b. 1860, England married to Esther MONTGOMERY in Fillmore County.  Moved to Oxford, Harlan, NE around 1892.  Both are buried at Oxford Cemetery.  Children were:  Bertha Jane, Harlan John, Clara Evylin, Herbert Walker, and Ethel Tamer Howell.  Please contact Millie Alexander -


BUSH – 08 OCT 2004

My name is Wava Larson. I live in Wisconsin. I have been doing my genealogy. I am looking back to Roland and Harriet Bush. They had 3 children....Alfred Henry who moved to Naponee Neb.....Alonzo Henry(whom I am descended from)....and Harriet Melissa. I found someone on the web who is descended from Harriet. He said the Bible of Roland and Harriet belonged to H. Garold Furse  of Alma Neb...and he would pass it on to his daughter Mrs. Jean Furse Birt of Alma Neb. I would like to find them and find if they have any pictures and information that I don't have. Would you know of any way I could find them or any information on the family? The one I found on the web gave me youremail address. any information would be appreciated. Thank you very much. Wava Larson -


ROSE - 11 DEC 2004

I'm researching Charles H. Rose born abt. 1874 in Germany. I find one in Harlan County, Nebraska in 1900 census (Reuben Township) living with Henry (?) Goodban and his wife. Charles is a servant. Also widowed. WHO was Charles H. Rose's wife and when did she die? Cindy Kirkley



I am looking for information on the whereabouts of Jeremiah Larkins farm near  Orleans, Nebraska .  According to information received, I believe he was buried there in 1880.  My great grandfather's first wife Elizabeth Larkins (Jeremiah's daughter) and Jessie Riley (Elizabeth's daughter) may have been buried there also.  Any information appreciated. Anna Marie Szatko, Columbus, Nebraska -


HOWELL – 16 JAN 2005

HOWELL, John & Esther MONTGOMERY both born in England, 1860 & 1855. John was the brother of Matthew HOWELL of York County, NE and Esther was daughter of Samuel & Jane MONTGOMERY, Fillmore County. John and Esther married 11 Feb 1891 in Fillmore County. They had children: Bertha Jane, Harlan John, Clara Evylin, Herbert Walker and Ethel Tamer HOWELL born in Oxford, HARLAN COUNTY, NE.  John, Esther and Herbert are buried at Oxford Cemetery.  Thanks, Millie Alexander -

HARVEY – Nov 2005

Looking for information on JAMES HARVEY, d. 1 July 1930 in Mascot, Harlan County, Nebraska, buried Atlanta, Nebraska. Wife was Margaret Murray. Children were Clarence Reed Jordan HARVEY and Bessie HARVEY. Believe James was a buffalo hunter and Indian fighter in Texas in the 1870s and would like to confirm that for a book.
Judy Womack

PEAK – NOV 2005

I am from Omaha and recently learned that my g-g-g-grandfather Davis B Peak moved to Harlan County, Nebraska from Ripley County, Indiana after the death of his first wife Edah Buchanan(died in 1865). Davis was born in Covington, Kentucky around 1920-1925 and died in Oxford, NE around the turn of the century. I believe he married Jane Peak in Ripley County, Indiana in the late 1860’s and they moved to Harlan County around 1870-1875? I think Jane died around 1905 in Marshall Nebraska(Clay County) I do not have his exact dates of death or birth and would also like to confirm the names of his parents, Thomas Peeke and Lucy Peeke?

If you have any information on Davis and Jane Peak please email me at

Thank you very much. Karnish, Donald


HOWELL, John and Esther Montgomery, came from Fairmont, Nebraska and settled in Oxford, HARLAN COUNTY, NE in 1893. John and Esther were from England originally and homesteaded in the Oxford area.

Children were:  Bertha Jane, born 1892, Mc Cool, NE; Harlan John, born 1893, Oxford; Clara Evelyn, born 1895, Oxford; Herbert Walker, born 1897, Oxford, died young and Ethel Tamer, born 1898, Oxford. Esther Montgomery Howell's family (Montgomery) also lived nearby and associated names were Uebel, Chamberlin and Montgomery. Please contact Millie Alexander,


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