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August 7, 2006
Johnson, George H. Anna Cowen daughter Velma
Looking for the decendents want to contact any of the family. We are the direct relative to George.
We are his son's children in Mo. We have not been in contact with anyone since 1916.
W e are getting old now and would like to know any of our fathers half brothers or sisters if they are still alive.
Thank you Mary

August 20, 2001

Timeline for Albert J. Gibson
Albert J. Gibson, born Dec 1835, IN - Died 2-25-1924. Per 1900 census, parents from OH
11-8-1857, place unknown Albert married Mary Seaman (Mary born 9-1-1840 either IN or NE )
1859 Albert & Mary in Buffalo Co, NE, daughter Ann Aliza born
1862 Albert & Mary in Buffalo Co, NE, son Henry L. born
1868 Albert & Mary in Iowa, son Isaac Wilson born
1872 A.J. Gibson homestead land in Riverdale, Buffalo Co, NE...might NOT be Albert....
1881 Albert & Mary in Iowa son Fred Garfield is born (4th of 6 children),
1882 Unnamed son born, place unknown most likely in IA
1884 Albert & Mary in Iowa, daughter Cora Edna born
1890 A. Gibson Justice of Peace and Election Judge in north area of McPherson Co (poss. Omega?)
1890-1891 A. Gibson & Wm. Gibson listed as farmers, Omega, (North East part of McPherson
1900 Albert & Mary in Dawson Co, Lincoln Twp, NE, (located on census)
1903 Fred marries Charlotte Estella Anthony in Sumner Co, NE
1910 "Andrew" J Gibson, wife Mary, son Fred in Census, Tyron Twp.
1912 Mary Gibson dies, buried in Miller Cemetery, McPherson
1913 Family photo showing "To Tyron in 15 days" photo is of sod house, Albert, Fred, Lottie and 3 children Edith, Howard & Roy
1913 Albert bought 640 acres Sec 5-6-7-8 in Twp 19, McPherson County
1913 Same time son Fred & "Lottie" also bought 640 acres adjoining sec 4-5 in Twp 19 and Sec 33 in Twp 20).
1917-1918 Fred Garfield is listed as alive resident of McPherson Co.
1917-1918 Also listed is a Charles William Gibson, birth date of 10-13-1892, born in Trenton NE.
1920 Fred is in Buffalo Co, NE (NOT sure if connected to this family)
1920 Albert is not found on census of McPherson County (at least not yet!)
1924 Albert 'T' Gibson buried next to Mary Gibson in Miller Cem. McPherson Co, NE
Would love to share & compare info!
Warmest regards, Connie Spindel
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
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I am interested in the details on Ira Seeley below:
Miller Cemetery, McPherson Co. NE
Seeley, Clarence listed as owner of [plot]
Seeley, George no marker
Seeley, Ira -1912 Seeley, Lizzie 1880-1910
Emmett Mason.


I am the Daughter of Clyde Raymond Moyer Granddaughter of Williwm Ellis Moyer and Mary Anglemyer Moyer, they lived there  in Neb.around Stapleton, remember daddy saying the old house was made of sod, guess parts of it is standing.  Veva Munson is related to us too,  I don't know anything about veva or any of her kids, but they live in Neb, still I think one of her daughter name is clse or glove I can't remember,  grandma and grandpa had 8 kids.
 Earl Moyer
 Clyde r. Moyer-- my dad born aug.2 ,1914or1915 there  he died in Hermiston, Oregon april -------,1986 is in the Hernmiston cemertery  my name is Shari( Moyer )Schneider
 Sadie moyer died in her hom in emmett, idaho, 1999-2000, married name was Hunn
 walter Moyer (BUD)Miss. died, and his wife had his body given to science
Jesse Moyer   
Nellie Moyer died in ariz--- is buried by grandma and gradpa in Emmett, Idaho anut Nellie.s married name was wilson
Vernon Moyer died in Ariz.
Elliemae Moyer born in Emmett,Idhao, lives now in Anchorage, Alk. her married name use to be Dunn, remarried no it is schenkberger
I would like to find some informayion out on the family, I don't know anything, I wish some one could help me please. thank you
shari (moyer) schneider


I am currently researching the David E. Haddock family.  They resided in the McPherson County area in the late 1890's and early 1900's.   Thank you,Angela Thomas


GIBSON Fred Garfield shown on Residents alive 1917.  Born  3-2-1881 to Albert J. GIBSON and Mary SEAMAN Connie


Hello, I am related to the Thompsons, Gibsons, and Neals in McPherson Co. We are trying to find the death and burial place of James Albert Thompson (may be known only as Albert). We believe that he died Jan, 1908 in Tryon, Neb. This information is from family sources, but we have never seen any proof. At the supposed time of his death, at least three of his children lived in MacPherson Co.--Orin Thompson (wife Agnes Gibson Thompson), Jesse Monroe Thompson, and Ella (Estella) Anderson (wife of Andrew Peter Anderson). He also had many Neal relatives, his deceased first wife being Adaline Neal, daughter of Jesse and Nancy Ann Neal. There are many of James Albert's decendents who are looking for him. We would be very happy to have any information about him in Nebraska. We think that he probably died while with a daughter or son. Thank you, Cleta Thompson granddaughter of Orin and Agnes Thompson


1900 NE Soundex: Seeley, Peter W M ? 1871 age 28 WI
Interested in ancestors of this Peter Seeley; especially if the family also used Ira Seeley name. Emmett Mason.


Hello, I am researching the following surnames is several counties in NE. Logan, Custer, Lincoln, Dawson, Garfield and Mcphereson. Surnames are as follows: Johnson. Hoffa, Campbell, Bay, Long, McMurtrey, Claudson, Kelly, Wood, Gibb, Laughlin, Bakewell, Catterman, Fowler, Fablinger, Brooks, Brothers, Siver, Price. Thanks! Hope we make a connection! Tracy Summerville..


I am searching for information regarding the BOKOSKIE, KAHOE (KEHOE), STACK, CHRISTMAN, families that resided in McPherson County.   Tudor L Christman lived in McPherson County and was employed with the Union Pacific Railroad. Missouri E. Bokoskie (Bird) resided in McPherson County until her death in 1946. Several of the Kahoe (Kehoe) family members were in McPherson County. Murial L. Stack was also raised in McPherson County.   Any information that you can give will be greatly appreciated.   Thank you,   Wendy Hargrave    


Looking for information on the family of Esther Eunice REICHENBERG. She was born 1916 perhaps in Flats to William Carl and Hortence Eunice Howse. Any help? Mac


I am looking for any and all information on Robert Henry SHIMMIN.
He homesteaded a ranch near Tryon around 1890.
The ranch, originally called the Dunwell Ranch, is still in the Shimmin family. Robert H. Shimmin, also known as "Bob", arrived with his wife, Mattie Belle Waxler and had 9 children, 2 of whom died in their childhood. He and his wife, along with several of their children, are burried in the old Miller cemetary.
If anyone has any information, news clips, letters or other references, such as post or holiday cards, concering Robert or his family, please contact me via Email at "".
I am his great grandson and all information would be of value.
I am finding it nearly inposible to locate early information on Robert prior to and after, his arrival to the US from Liverpool around 1874.
Thank you, Tony R. Shimmin
Tony R. Shimmin

I am researching the following names in McPherson County.
Seeley, Amanda J.
Seeley, Charles H.
All Seeley relatives
Daly, George H.H.
All Daly relatives
My e-mail address is
Bobbi Dale

May 6, 1999

Seeley, Peter W M month? 1871 age 28 born WI
Ref: 1900 NE Soundex Census Index. McPherson Co, NE
I have an older Peter Seeley/selee Mb.1836) who was in Nemaha Co, NE from 1867-1918 and am wondering if there is any connection between these two men. My Peter Selee's father was Ira Seeley/Selee who was born in Canada or NY. Any contact is welcome.
Emmett Mason

November 26, 1998

I don't have any history on him (Hans or John Peters Sonnabend, Jr.) in Dodge county, and that is where my father was assumed to be born, in 1875, and his brother, Frank in 1881. John went to Dodge Co, sometime after the civil war, probably about 1870-71; but I don't know for sure. I know he moved ot McPherson Co. about 1891 and I have his history from there. I just couldn't find any record of him in Dodge Co. I also have his marriage record, where he married in April 1874, Saunders Co, NE; it may be that my father was born there.

Thank you, Carol Davies

October 29, 1998

I know that my g-grandfather William Harvy Anglemyer lived in either Logan or McPherson county. His daughter (my grandmother) Iva Marie Anglemyer was born in Stapleton, Nebraska on March 5, 1925. Any help I can get to trace this side of the family would be appreciated.

Mickey Ludwig

July 29, 1998

I'm looking for any information on the Richard Bartholemew and Francis Gregg families in that area 1908-1915. Richard was my great-grandfather and Francis was my grandfather. Thanks. Connie

(May 1998)

I am looking for information on Jim Cummings who died on April 13, 1982 and is buried in Miller Cemetery. Ann Edwards

August 27, 1997

I am looking for information about my great uncl and his family.  My
uncles name was William Harmon HALL (1867-1940).  He was married to Rosa
M. FRITSCH (1872-1919).  Their children were:  Fern HALL + DRURY, Merle
HALL, Harold V. HALL, Bernice M. HALL + Dewey FATTIG, Elmer HALL,
Augusta HALL  This Is the total of my information about them.  My
Grandfather was George Davis HALL, brother to William. 

Dorothy J Schendel

Tue Mar 18, 1997
I am looking for Allen Lee Adams, born in 1880, and live in the Nebraska Sand hills near Thedford and Lincoln at various times. He had two brothers, Dave and Samuel. He married Henrietta Hauman. Henrietta had several siblings including Oscar, Agustas (Gus) and Hattie. Allen and Henrietta had several children including Olive, Margerite and Arthur Allen who was born in 1920. In 1923 they took a wagon train to Boise Idaho. I would like to find any information on any of these ancestors.
Barbara Adams

I would like information on the SONNABAND,COTY,PALMER lines of McPherson Co NE:
My paternal grandfather, Hans Peters SONNABEND changed his name to John
SONNABAND,when he enlisted in the Army during the Civil War. He married 28 Apr
1874, Saunders Co, NE, Silva Lokeka (PALMER) COTY. They lived for a ti- me in
Fremont, Dodge Co, NE; then moved to Tryon, McPherson Co, NE. Silva and Joseph
COTY had 6 children, most of whom where born in Fremont,I think: married names
connected to them were-DOLPH, BERRY and BOOZE. John and Silva had 4 children;
married names connected to them were-ROBERSON, WELKER, HAN- EY, and TANNER (all
I believe were in McPherson Co). Silva died in Tryon 24 May 1916, and is buried
there in the Miller Cemetery. John moved on west and is buried in Auburn, King
Co, WA. I have info on some of the above, but not all. I would be happy to
exchange data.  Thanks!!
Sincerely, Carol Davies ************************************************************************ Date: Fri, 24 Jan 1997 23:18:03 -0500 (EST) JENNINGS . Looking for any information on Jennings family of McPherson County, Neb prior to 1920's. Ancestry? Relations? What have you? Many thanks. 01-06-97 Hi Peggy, It's me again. I see that you are listed in more than one county. I am also looking for an obituary for Virgil Stapleton, d. Jul 1983 res. Ringold/Tryon, McPherson Co. Shirley York Anderson