Merrick County, Nebraska
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1. Matilda Morgan was born on 17 Mar 1847 in Schuyler, Herkimer Co., NY. She died on 17 Mar 1926.
In the 1870 census James, Matilda and George H. Daniels were living in Wheatland, Clinton Co., IA/
Matilda married (1) James H. Daniels on 1 Jan 1868 in Belle Plains, IA. James was born in 1844. He died in Dec 1875. He was a Union Sargent with Co. A., Reg. 1st Pen. Light Artillery.
Enlisted in 1861 and discharged in 1865. According to a story in the History of Merrick County Nebraska: James drowned on the way up the Mississippi River, while on a hunting trip with a companion. He was buried at
Rock Island, Illinois, before Matilda was notified of his death.
James and Matilda had the following children:
2 M i. George Daniels .
3 M ii. Willard Leone Daniels was born on 16 Nov 1875 in IA.
4 M iii. Henry Alva Daniels was born in May 1876 in IA.
In the 1900 census Henry was living with Thomas and Kate Morgan and working as a laborer.
Henry married Faye.
5 M iv. Francis Daniels
6 M v. Mike Alvie Daniels was born on 30 May 1879.
Matilda married (2) Daniel Tobias on 8 Aug 1878 in Calamus, IA. Daniel was born on 25 Sep 1825 in Darke Co., Ohio. He died on 11 Jan 1904 in Clarks, Merrick Co., NE. He was buried on 13 Jan 1904 in Bureau Cemetery, Merrick Co. NE..
In the 1880 census in Stromsburg, Polk Co., NE Daniel, Matilda, Elmar, Clarah, David, Ellen, George, Willard, Aley and
Bevorly were living there.
In the 1900 census Daniel was renting a farm.
He was a Corp. Co. I Reg. 153 Ohio Inf. He enlisted 2 May 1864 and was discharged 2 Sept. 1864 on disability
because of Rheumatism.
Daniel and Matilda had the following children:
7 M vi. Bevorly Hampton Tobias was born on 18 Oct 1879 in Stromsburg, Polk Co., NE.
In the 1930 census Bevorly was living in Clarks NE and was not married.
8 M vii. Jag Garfield Tobias was born on 16 Jan 1882 in Clarks, Merrick Co., Ne. He died on 2 Oct 1910. He was buried in Bureau Cemetery, Merrick Co. NE..
He was struck by a train, at Clarks. It says he was employed by Klar Betts a few miles northeast of Clarks.
9 M viii. Chester A. Arthur Tobias was born on 2 Feb 1886 in Clarks, Merrick Co., Ne.
10 M ix. R Arthur Tobias was born on 9 Apr 1887 in NE. He died in Dec 1964 in IL.
30 Oct 2006: Submitted by Dawn M. Ford
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Merrick County Coordinator: Martha A Crosley Graham