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VANCE, BROX Searching for descendants of Vance D. Jones, born 31
December 1895, in Arkansas. Married Bertha V. Brox, April 6, 1916 in
Scotia. Greeley County, Nebraska. Their children were Vance D. Jones, Jr.,
born 18 August 1916, in California, Delores L. Vance, born 1919 in
California, and Ellen, born 1920, in Nebraska. I'm very interested in
corresponding with descendants of these children and exchanging
information. Vance Jones was my g-grandfather's younger brother.
DATE: 14 April 2003
Contact: Billie Molder Millsap
RALLS Looking for information about William Henry Ralls, along with his wife Mary
E. (nee BARNES) Ralls, and their children, Maude, James, Joseph, Eva, John,
Charles, Gerry, Jesse,
and Carl who lived in the Loup County area after 1909. Any information
would be appreciated.
Date: May 21,
Contact: Mike Wedell
We are researching the family of Almond Warner Carpenter, and his wife, Marion,
including their son, Andrew W. and Mary JACKSON Carpenter. Their other
children were Nancy, Sophronia, Alfred, Andrew, and Grant. Almond, Marion,
Andrew W., and Mary JACKSON Carpenter are buried in Kent Cemetery. Before
coming to Loup County, about 1900, they were living at Sargent, Custer,
Nebraska. Their oldest daughter, Nancy, who went by the name Juliette
later in her life, was married to David DeField. They lived in Custer
County in 1885. Their son, Grant, and his family also lived at Sargent, in
Custer, in 1900 This is my husband's family and we would very much enjoy
hearing from any descendants.
Date: May 10,
RAISH, HALL, GARRISON I am looking to correspond with any
descendants of Thomas F. Raish and Eliza Hall, daughter of
David Hall, of Almeria. Also, looking for information on ancestry of
Amanda Garrison, wife of David Hall.
Date: April 14, 2002 Contact: Richard
Researching the descendants of Augustus and Lorena McJunkin Wishman. Would like to
correspond with any descendants. The ancestry of Lorena McJUNKIN Wishman
can be found at www.mcquivey.org.
Date: March 27, 2002 Contact:
Diane McQuivey Anderson
SPINAS I am researching the
Spinas family Specifically, I am looking for information about Tom
Spinas, who was my father's grandfather. My dad grew up in Grand Island,
NE. His mother was a Spinas and as I understand it, the rest f the Spinas
family moved to Arkansas. My Dad remembers his parents as having married
in Aurora, NE. Any Spinas information and/or contacts will be appreciated.
Date: March 15, 2002 Contact: Lea
OBERKOTTER I am
looking for information on Henry or Lewis Martin Oberkotter. Henry lived
in Nebraska in the late 1800s (1831-1907, I believe.) I also think that
Lewis Martin lived there from 1875 to the early 1900s. Any Oberkotter
connection that I can find will be appreciated as they all seem to be related to
me. Thanks so much.
Date: March 11, 2002 Contact:
HYATT. AUSTIN, LEAGUE. I m
researching the following surnames in Loup County, near Moulton. Benjamin
Hyatt, Sr. and Narcissa Hyatt settled in Loup County and had a large
family. William H. Hyatt, his son, also lived in Loup County and had a
large family before moving away in the late 1800s or early 1900s. Rev. Simeon
Austin came to Loup County from York County, Nebraska with his family in the
1880s. Would like to correspond with any descendants of these families.
Date: March 7,
Herbert Brown, III
LOGHRY, VAN HOUGHTEN. Searching
for additional information of John N. Loghry born November 12, 1876 in Dakota
City, Iowa. He was the son of Joseph B. Loghry and Nancy VanHoughten.
John Loghry married Elizabeth Mae Warren who was born 1882 in Illinois.
They had at least one child, Lelia Loghry born February 23, 1912. Lelia
died shortly after the birth of her third child in 1933.
Date: January 8, 2002. Contact: Lynn
PERKINS, COOPER, I research the families of Joshua Carter PERKINS, and his wife, Sarah COOPER
Perkins, as well as Joshua Fry PERKINS, and his wife, Highly PERKINS Perkins.
Joshua Carter PERKINS and Joshua Fry PERKINS were father-in-law and son-in-law,
respectively. Additionally, I research the children of Highly and Joshua
Fry Perkins, Claude, Hannah PERKINS Knutson, Laura PERKINS Clemens, Clara
PERKINS Land Yocom, Sidney PERKINS & Perry PERKINS. I would welcome any
contact regarding this family.
Date: January 29, 2002. Contact: Patricia
SEARS I am
looking for any information regarding the SEARS Family from Loup County.
My dad remembers very little about his family, never talked about his parents,
or grandparents. However, he is now interested in whatever information we
can find out.
Date: November 21, 2000. Contact: Judy
VanHOUTEN, LOGHRY I
am researching the John G. VanHOUTEN family. I really need some more
information of his wife, Cornelia, maiden name Johnson. Also, any LOGHRY
information as the Loghry's and VanHouten's were related. Loghry was my
Date: November 13, 2000. Contact: Janet
COOLEY I am
researching the Cooley Surname. I have a letter from O. E. Cooley (b.
1821) written to his son, Oris Lincoln Cooley. O. E. Cooley was living in
Coulyton, Loup County and refers to Uncle Ashley (Cooley) who was serving his
second term as Loup County judge. Any information regarding O. E. Cooley,
or Ashley Cooley, would be appreciated. O. E. Cooley and Oris Lincoln
Cooley, were my great-grandfather, and grandfather, respectively.
Date: November 8, 2000. Contact: Betty
RYAN, BUELL, ADAMS
I am descended from Michael Ryan who lived near Gracie around 1909. I
am also interest in the name of Home Buell's parents for my family tree.
John Adams, married Ellen Ryan, daughter of Michael, doesn't appear in the
index, although they did live in the Gracie area in 1909. Any information
on any of these families will be appreciated.
Date: October 18, 2000. Contact:
David A Lewis
EDNEY I am Joe Edney, I
have been looking for the history of my grandfather Marvel Monroe Edney, I have
found his name on a list of men who registered for the WWI draft. The
notes indicates family in Sargent, NE. I am looking for any additional
information on the Edney family in Loup County between 1874 and 1927.
Date: September 16, 2000 Contact: Joe
I am looking for Matilda "Tillie" Moore Gray and her husband, Charles
F. Diffenderfer, formerly of Albion, NE (Boone County), who had a son,
Clifford Lester, b. in Taylor, 1890. They were in Albion in 1883, when my
grandfather, William Charles Diffenderfer, was born. Besides little Clifford and
Will, they had two other children, Maud, b. 1875, PA and Herbert, b. 1880, NE.
Tillie and Charles were from Pennsylvania. In the 1885 census, Charles listed
himself as a farmer. However, in 1880 in Albion, he listed himself as a cabinet
maker/furniture store/undertaker. The elder Diffenderfer sometimes went by the
first name of Clifford. Perhaps if someone has a tax roll for Loup County, we
could find the land they bought. Many thanks in advance.
Date: February 18, 2000
I was told a family named Wood lived in Taylor. Not sure of the years,
possibly in the 1950's. They might have had a blacksmith shop. Thanks,
Date: December 8, 1999 Contact: Robert
Looking for information about George Oxford who came to Loup County abt.
1885, who married Rhoda M. (Shriner) Parker, of the John W. Shriner
family, also in Loup County at this time. Also looking for information on the Shriner
Date: September 22, 1999 Contact: Bill Parker
BOWLEY, GOEHRING, RAISH, STROHL
I am looking for the descendant families of Raish, including Strohl,
Bowley and Goehring from Loup County.
Date: September 11, 1999 Contact: Scott Warner
on brothers, James Lewis and Jesse Clark Lewis, lived in Loup and Custer Co.
from ca 1880 until their deaths. Jesse buried at Taylor cemetery, died 1917.
Would like to know names of their wives and children.
Date: June 18, 1999 Contact: Marilyn
I am looking for the marraige and death records for David N. McCord. He
was an early day settler of Kent, Loup County, NE and operated a hotel in Ord,
Valley County, NE during the 1880's. He was the father of my great grandmother,
Cora, who may have been born in Loup or Valley Counties.
Date: May 25, 1999 Contact: Ken
I am looking for information on Lewis Frederick Ruppel Jr. born in
Tecumseh Co, NE in 1879, died 1923, and wife Ethel Elvira Strohl, born
1887, died 1927 in York Co, NE.
Date: April 26, 1999 Contact: Linda
I am looking for information on Anna "Annie" Keilwitz Fricke
born in Germany in 1859. She married Ferdinand Fricke. To this marriage
at least one daughter was born Dorethea Maria Fricke, born Feb. 1 1897. I
do not have a birthplace for this child but she was baptized at St. Paul's
Lutheran Church Gilead, Thayer Co, NE. I know the family latter moved to Taylor,
Loup Co, NE. I know that Ferdinand later died. I have her living in Taylor in
1923 and in 1925 when she married Wilhelm Engel. On the marriage
information I have, she also lists her address as Taylor, NE. Any help would be
Date: February 28, 1999
ABBOTT, HESSELGESSER, WESTBAY
I am searching for information on the family of John & Clara B. Hesselgesser
who were living in Nunda(?), Loup Co., NE in 1891; and also the family George
& Mary Abbott who were living in Moulton, Loup Co., NE in 1891.
George Abbott was rumored to have been a stockman. And third, the family of
Gertrude Westbay of Nebraska. Any information on these three families
would be greatly appreciated.
Date: December 16, 1998 Contact:
My grandfather, William Lowe McMullen, Jr was born in Kent, NE on 13 Nov
1893. The Nebraska State Gazetteer's Business Directory & Farmer List places
a Mrs. W. L. McMullen in Taylor in 1891. I am looking for her full maiden name,
birthdate, and birthplace.
Date: December 9, 1998 Contact: Ken
I'm looking for information on Oliver Moyer, b. 1840's in IL (?), m. 1868
or 1871 in Iowa to Malinda McVay, b. 5/23/1846 Knox Co, OH, d. 12/1/1923
in Taylor, NE. They moved to Loup Co, NE around 1885. I found on reference
to "Farmers in Loup County 1890-91" of an "O. Moyer of
Almeria", but I don't know if this is him. They had three children:
Mary Gertrude, Grace E. and Josephine A. Mary Gertrude Moyer, b. 1876 in
Albian, IA, d. 1951 Lincoln, NE (?), m. about 1895 in Madison Square, NE to
Henry August Wilke, b. 1871 in Seynour, IL., d. 1950 Fergus Falls, MN.
Mary and Henry Wilke lived in the sand hills near Taylor until the late
1940's. Henry's parents were August and Marie Wilke "from
Germany". Besides Henry they had four other children: Rudolph,
Sophie, Amelia, and Dora. One of the girls was referred to as Lizzie.
August died around 1880. Marie remarried. I have no idea to whom,
but the man did have at least one son of his own.
Date: August 4, 1998 Contact: M.
DANN, FROST, McALLISTER, RHODES
I recently found out that Sarah Ann (Dann) Rhodes, widow of
William H. Rhodes lived in Taylor Loup Co., NE for a time after the death
of her husband in the latter part of the 1800's. I presume she was with
her sister Arlitta (Dann) Frost and her husband William Frost.
Sarah Ann married William after the death of her sister. I would appreciate any
information on the family while they were in Taylor. Betsy Ann (McAllister)
Dann was probably of the group at this time also.
Date: July 19, 1998 Contact: Beverly
BRAZZELL, HANNAMAN, THOMPSON
Thomas and Sarah (Brazzell) Hannaman came to Loup Co. Nebraska in
September 1883. Sarah died in Nunda, Loup Co. 17 September 1886.
Their lives intersected by marriage and travel with the Christopher Clarence Thompson
family of Cherry Co., Nebraska. Any information on the Hannaman's
gratefully accepted. Willing to share what I have to date.
Date: March 5, 1998 Contact: Don
I have information on George C. Ingraham, b.1859, d.1910 (Kent Cemetery) his
father, Joseph G. Ingraham, b.1823; and his father, Ira Ingraham,
B.1798; that I would be willing to share. I would appreciate any more
Date: September 17, 1997 Contact: Karolee Plock
Nathan Ellis Fay b. Mar 16, 1833 in Canada; married Emily Jane Calkins,
b. Jan 4, 1839 in Canada. Nathan and Emily moved to Loup County in 1879 from
Wisconsin. They moved into Taylor in 1903. Emily suffered a stroke and was in a
wheel chair until her death on Mar 25, 1926. Nathan died Nov 23, 1919. Both are
buried at the Kent Cemetery. They had 7 children: Elnora, Emma Cornelia, Scott
(died in infancy), Stephen, Etta M., James Herschel, and Leila Elberta. Any help
Date: July 29, 1997 Contact: Lynn
Looking for anyone else researching the Van Horn surname in Loup County.
Date: July 26, 1997 Contact: Ericka
COOK, ALL, HYDE
I am researching my GGF, David Hall who moved to Loup Co. in 1885 from
Olean, NY. The David Hall reunion was held in Taylor from 1918 until
????. Two great-aunts (Mrs. Fred Cook and Mrs. Valentine Hyde)
also moved from NY to Loup County. Henry Hyde, son of Valentine, died in
Sargent in 1951. Would like to know if any descendants are still living in the
area? David Hall had a bible that traced his ancestors back through his
grandfather who fought with Washington in the Rev. War; Joel Hall,
brother of David, brought the family bible to NE sometime before 1910. I have
reason to believe that it's still in Loup County and desire to locate it for the
family history information it contains.
Date: June 21, 1997 Contact: John
BURGER, MONINGER, ROBLYER, YOCUM
Looking for contacts with other researchers of these Loup County families.
Date: June 17, 1997 Contact: Roger