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Simon Simonson Family
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Simon Simonson, son of Simon Knudson, was born in Konsmo, Norway 4 Jun 1851. Simon died 7 Dec 1934 aged 83 years. He was buried 10 Dec 1934 near Worms, Merrick County, NE at the Norwegian Cemetery (cemetery is located in Howard County).
He married Anna Marie Jensen in Mandal, Vest-Agder, Norway, 1 Dec 1879. Anna was born in Mandal, Vest-Agder, Norway, 3 Oct 1858, the daughter of Jens Danielson. Anna died 23 Jan 1931 aged 72 years. She was buried near Worms, Merrick, NE at the Norwegian Cemetery.
Simon, Anna, their baby boy Simon, Stella & Mari Jensen (Anna's sisters), immigrated to the United States in July 1880. On 18 Oct 1881 they took up a homestead two and one half miles northwest of Worms in Section Six of Prairie Creek Township. They helped organize and were charter members of the Norwegian Lutheran Church which was located one half mile north and one mile west of Worms in Howard County. The 1885 census of Merrick County lists Simon as the head of the household in Prairie Creek Twp on 15 June 1885. Simon was also listed as head of the household in the 1900 & 1920 census of Prairie Creek Twp, Merrick Co, Nebraska.
Simon Simonson and Anna Marie Jensen had the following children:
Simon K Simonson was born in Mandal, Vest-Agder, Norway 22 May 1880. Simon died 03 Sep 1960 at 80 years of age.
He married Anna P. Torstenson 13 May 1913. Anna was born in Norway in 1880. Anna died in 1942 age 62 years. They are both buried near Worms, Merrick, Nebraska at the Norwegian Cemetery. Simon & Anna had no children.
John Simonson was born in Merrick Co, NE on 4 March 1882. John died 12 April 1954 at 72 years of age. John never married.
Anna Simonson was born in Merrick Co, NE on 17 Feb1884. Anna died 6 Sep 1901 at 17 years of age. She was buried near Worms, Merrick, NE at the Norwegian Cemetery.
Lafe Simonson was born in Merrick Co., NE on 1 Oct 1886. Lafe died 21 Mar 1958 at 71 years of age.
He married Milda Ernestine Dammann 27 April 1907. Milda was born in Merrick Co, NE on 8 Nov 1884 and died 31 Oct 1978 at 93 years of age. They are both buried in Palmer, Merrick Co, NE at the Rose Hill Cemetery. Lafe was Postmaster in Palmer, NE from 1934 to 1956. Lafe & Milda had the following child:
Dorothea Simonson was born in Merrick Co, NE on 1 Oct 1886. Dorothea died 1 May 1972 at 85 years of age.
She married Edward C Seim on 15 March 1911. Edward was born in Merrick Co, NE on 23 May 1888, and died 17 Aug 1959, aged 71 years. They are both buried in Worms, Merrick Co, NE at the Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery. Dorothea & Edward had the following children:
Alvin Seim. Alvin died in 1969.
Emma Simonson was born in Merrick Co, NE on 11 Apr 1890. Emma died 2 Aug 1892 at 2 years of age. She is buried near Worms, Merrick, NE at the Norwegian Cemetery.
Andrew Simonson was born in Merrick Co, Nebraska 14 Sep 1892. Andrew died 3 Apr 1971 aged 78 years.
He married Pauline Helzer on 11 April 1917. Pauline was born 2 Jan 1895, and died 20 June 1961. Andrew & Pauline had the following children:
After Pauline died Andrew married Luella Bender on 08 Oct 1962. Luella was born 10 June 1897 and died 14 March 1978. Andrew & Pauline are buried near Worms, Merrick, NE at the Norwegian Cemetery.
Onen Simonson was born in Merrick Co, NE 16 Apr 1895. Onen died 21 Dec 1986 in Palmer, Merrick, NE at 91 years of age.
He married Hedwig "Hattie" Rosa Wagner on 7 May 1916. Hedwig was born in NE on 19 June 1895, the daughter of Paul Ernst Wagner & Antonia C Buchfinck. Hedwig died 26 June 1960 at 65 years of age. Onen & Hedwig are buried near Worms, Merrick, NE at the Norwegian Cemetery. Onen & Hedwig had the following children:
Esther Agnes Simonson. She married Charles Lee Van Pelt.
Rose Margaret Simonson. She married Harry Arthur Thede.
May Lillian Simonson. She married Robert Louis Mettenbrink.
Alice Marie Simonson. She married Harvey Henry Langrehr.
John Marion Simonson was born in Merrick Co, NE on 20 November 1929.
John married Norma Jean Shipman. John died 22 Nov 1994 in Worms, Merrick, NE. He is buried at the Norwegian Cemetery in Howard County.
Alma Dorcas Simonson.
She married Eugene Herman Emil Bredthauer.
Thorval Simonson was born in Merrick Co, NE 9 Oct 1897. Thorval died 6 April 1983 at 85 years of age.
He married Anna G Luebke on 11 March 1922. Anna was born in Merrick Co, NE 29 Nov 1898, and died 23 June 1962 at 63 years of age. Thorval & Ann are buried in Palmer, Merrick, NE at the Rose Hill Cemetery. Thorval & Anna had the following children:
Rhoda Ann Simonson. She married Gene Hill.
After Anna died, Thorval married Sophia Von Ashwege Vickert on 23 Oct 1965. Sophia was born in Merrick Co, NE on 13 Feb 1896, and died 31 Jan 1977, aged 80 years. She is buried in Grand Island, Hall Co, NE.
Emma Margaret Simonson was born in Merrick Co, NE on 24 Jan 1901. Emma died 7 Feb 1997 aged 96 years.
She married August Helzer in Merrick County on 9 Mar 1924. August was born 20 Dec 1900, and died 24 Aug 1968. Emma & August had the following children: Broyce, Grace, Leon, Albert, Elmer, Gladys, Gerald, and Gary Helzer.
Submitted by: Herbert O Brown III
Arthur H. Stott (born 1871,OH) married 12 Mar 1900 at Fullerton, NE to
Naoma "Winnie" Graves (born 1881, MO)
Nance Co NE Marriage Record Book 2 p 368
They appear in Nance County census in 1900.
In 1920 census, five children are listed - Ray, Floyd, Hazel, Alene, and Valloria.
Note: First child, Clarence (b/d1902) is buried at Fullerton Cemetery with his Aunt Lucinda Graves (Mrs. Henry Graves)
Arthur and Naomi Stott are buried at Fullerton Cemetery.
Adjacent is grandchild, Arthur Duane Stott ("son of A.H. & Naoma Stott")
See Fullerton cemetery book published by Boone-Nance Genealogical Society.
Floyd T. Stott owned a farm outside of Central City. His wife was Ida Mae Gruber. They had four children. My father John Andrew Vang and mother Diane Marie Stott had five children. Two born in Central City. I was born in 1964 in Central City. I spent quite a few summers on my grandfathers farm before he sold it and moved to Colorado.
28 Feb 2004: Lonnie Vang
"The Fine Print"
Merrick County Coordinator: Martha A Crosley Graham