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2010 - BECK-TRULLINGER

2011 - ECKERT
2011 - STONE, RAY
2012 - KOMBRINK, LAMB; GROSVENOR
2012 -
DOOLITTLE, RAWSON, BLANCHS

CENTRAL CITY REPUBLICAN NONPARREIL
Does anyone know if the newspaper, CENTRAL CITY REPUBLICAN NONPARREIL, is on-line?
Judy Lock <CLock0514@aol.com> 29 Sep 2001

Response: Not as far as we know! If you find it, please pass the word!
NE newspapers - list of those on-line includes Columbus Telegram and Grand Island Independent.


Queries submitted since 1 Jan 1999
Horz. bar
ABART - see CRAWFORD

BARNIAK, DYRBALA
I am trying to locate any information on the Barniak family which resided in Silver Creek in the early 1900s. In particular the names I am trying to locate are Frank Barniak who married Salomea Dyrbala. They both appear to have come from Austria or Poland. They had a daughter who was born in Silver Creek, NE somewhere between 1909 to 1912. She was born May 4th. They moved at some point to Western New York but am not sure exactly when that might have been. It appears that Salomea had family there. Anyone with information on this family I would really appreciate it.
Thank you. Tammy Kendall <rkendal2@rochester.rr.com> 14 Sep 2002

BEAUCHAMP - see GUILLEMOT

BECK - see TRULLINGER

BELLIN - See GOODELL

BICE - see COLBY

BLEVINS, BELVILLE
I have recently received my g-g-g-uncle John H. Blevins pension records that show he migrated to Nebraska in 1881 from Indiana. He died in Grand Island (probably at the Soldier?s Home I discovered there on-line) and was buried in the Central City Cemetery in Merrick County on 27/28 February 1936 (age 94). He was married to Mary Ann Blevins in Indiana and they had a daughter Ora Blevins who married Sam Belville. His son?s were John C. Blevins, Homer Oscar (Aucar) Blevins, Arthur Blevins, and Harrison B. Blevins. I am searching for anything on this sideline as well according to the pension there is a family bible that might asnwer some questions. Please email if you have any information.
Thank you. Ernest E. Blevins <blevins@cchat.com> URL: members.cchat.com/blevins  28 Jan 2004
30 Jan 2004 - Response: See Merrick Co. On-Line Resources for links to the following files -
     1900 Fed. Census NE ED135 p4a D61 F61: Lone Tree Twp, Merrick, NE
     Marriage Records Book D pages 208 #1562; 360 #1701; 437 #1778: Central City, Merrick, NE
     Cemetery pages of Merrick Co. website for Homer "Oscar" Blevins and family at Chapman Cemetery: Chapman, Merrick, NE
Note of 12 Jun 2004: I submitted a querry a while back and got a nice respose via email with some data on the Blevins and Bellville. I printed out the information but I dont have the name of the sender. I also hope i sent a thank you but i'm not sure and want to make sure i did. my on line eamil ate the stuff (guess i left it on there too long and thought i'd saved it). Thanks again for the help out there. Ernest E. Blevins, Villa Rica, Georgia

BOOTH, IVES
I am interested in Jimmy and Carrie Belle Booth family of Clarks, Nebraska. Their sons were in the livestock hauling business. (40s-60s.) Carrie Belle wrote a lot of poems that were in local newspapers. Would like pictures of trucks and copies of poems. My address is: Dan Ives, 520 N 10TH, Rogers, AR. 72756.
Thank you. Dan Ives <poetoftheozarks@rootsweb.com> 12 Jul 2001

BOOTH, DIVINE
I would like to have obits of
Daisy M. (Ives) DIVINE, b 4 Feb 1882 - d 19 Dec 1967
Edward O. DIVINE, b 23 Aug 1880 - d 30 Nov 1934
Carrie Belle (Ives) BOOTH b 15 Jun 1879 - d 23 Mar 1962
Jimmy P. BOOTH b 1884  d 1964
Edith Mae BOOTH b   d
Edward BOOTH b 6 Jan 1912 - d 10 Dec 1996 Clarks, NE
Delbert Allen BOOTH b 13 May 1919 - d 1 Feb 1973
Donald Eugene BOOTH b 21 Dec 1923 - d 26 Jun 1984
James W. BOOTH b 8 June 1917 - d 9 Oct 1976
Stella Agnes Cruickshank CHESNEY, daughter of John D.Cruickshank and Carrie Belle Ives.
Buried at Bureau Cemetery.
Dan Ives <poetoftheozarks@yahoo.com> 3 Apr 2002

BORO, CZUBA
Looking for relatives of Joseph and Katherine Czuba Boro. Both of them passed away in Silver Creek in 1931 and 1938.
Don Nichols <Dblnckls@aol.com> 7 May 2002

BRISBIN
Need information on Mida (Mitie) Brisbin and Ella Mae Brisbin wife of Albert Brisbin. Think perhaps they may have died and been buried somewhere in Merrick Co.
1885 Nebraska State Census, Silver Creek, Merrick Co., Nebr., Midway Borough
Albert Brisbin 24 born Illinois / Ellen Brisbin 19 / Ira Brisbin 5/12
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Family has been searching for this information for many many years.
Jeanette Tolliver <JATOLL@AOL.COM> 25 Feb 2003

BROOKS, MENDENHALL, QUEER, SKILES

I am looking for descendants of Ellen BROOKS, b. MD abt 1869. Moved to NE about 1880 with mother Mary (QUEER) SKILES and step-father Harmon SKILES. Her father was Samuel BROOKS who probably died before her birth in MD. She may have had connection to Archer, NE in 1912. It is believed she may have remained in Nebraska when her mother and husband moved to Ellsworth County, KS about 1886. Mary & Harmon SKILES are buried in Bushton, KS. Ellen may have had a second name of Mary. Ellen probably married and died before 1919 as she was not listed as a survivor at her mother's death.

Gerald V. Mendenhall < gmend1908@sbcglobal.net > 26 Mar 2009

Note: See MENDENHALL mini-genealogy.

BROWN
Researching the Brown family from Silver Creek, Merrick County. Katherine Brown was born there in 1901 to Patrick Francis Brown and Susan Jane Coone. They later moved to Alberta Canada.
Mrs. P. Lindsay <plindsay@pinc.com> 15 Oct 2001

BROWN, PETERSON
Seeking information about William Brown and wife Matilda Peterson, who came to Nebraska from Illinois approx 1880 to run a stage coach station.
Pat Gonzales <patlea@socal.rr.com> 15 Jun 2003

BRUNING
Anyone with info on Frank Bruning or, his sons Arno [Arnold] and Clarence [''Butch''] contact me, please.

They would have lived in Clarks, NE, in the 1920-1945 period. Thanks -
Joe Webb <jkw599@gmail.com> 8 July 2006, updated 20 Aug 2011

BUDD - see MITCHELL
BUCKLEY - see McCARTHY
BUCKLEY - see DOUGLAS

BURK

Milton Burk born about 1835 in OH, in Liberty, St. Joseph, IN in 1860 with wife Mary (23), daughters Mary (2) and Ada (5/12), enlists in Walkerton in 1862 in IN 73rd, Co. C (my wife's great grandfather in same unit) disability discharge, 1870 in Lincoln, St. Joseph, IN with wife Mary (33), daughters Mary (11), Alice (8), Nellie (5) and son William (2), applies for disability 1877, in 1880 in Loup, Merrick, NE, a widow with Ada (20), Alice (18), Nellie (15), William (12), Effie (9), Clarie (6) and John (4). Is Milton related to Louis Burk (1828-1916) who was in St. Joseph County, IN at the same time?

Jeffrey Vaillant  < jeffreyvaillant@hotmail.com > 9 Nov 2009


BURKHARDT
Looking for information on Fred Burkhardt, died November 1986 and was buried in Palmer, Nebraska. Cemetery unknown. Any information about Mr. Burkhardt appreciated.
Deby A. Daly < blarneybubbles@yahoo.com > 25 Jan 2002

BURROWS - see HIBBS

CAMERON - see KINGSTON

CAROTHERS, VAN GORDON
I am seeking information on Janny Van Gordon who married R. J. Carothers. They resided on a farm near Palmer as late as 1890. A son, Homer, was born in 1885. I am seeking the grave location of Janny as well as any other information available on this family.
DanStevens@aol.com  4 Dec 2001
PS of 5 Dec 2001: Homer gave his birthplace as Cushing, Howard County on SS application!

CHURCH - see CRAWFORD

CLARK / CLARKE, ROUSH

I am looking for any information for the family of Uriah F. Clarke or Clark & his wife Marietta aka Etta. Both born 1868ish. Who are in the 1900 & 1930 census for Clarks Village, Clarksville Twp, Merrick Co, Nebraska. Uriah is a brother to my GGrandmother, Lucinda Catherine Clark/Roush of Marion Co, Iowa. I am trying to nail down the parents of Uriah & Lucinda.
Jake Thorn < jthorn7376@aol.com > Friday, May 29, 2009

CLEVELAND - see COMSTOCK

COLBY, BICE
Seeking information on a Colby family in Merrick County 1880 to 1900. A Hannah/Anna Colby married James Ozra Bice about 1883.
Dan Stifflear <DAS7901@aol.com> 23 Jan 2003
1900 Fed. Census NE ED141 p1b D16 F16: Vieregg Twp, Merrick, NE. Daughter Sarah's Marriage Record, Book D p289 #1643 (Surname extracted as BIER). Son J. C.'s Marriage Record, Book D p286: Merrick Co., NE (Surname extracted as BIER). Note: James Corwin BICE was born in Iowa - parents prob. married in Iowa. Have no info on her Colby ancestry. 2003: J. O. & Anna BICE are buried at Chapman Cemetery.

COMSTOCK, MORRIS, CLEVELAND, EDDY
I am searching for family info on William Harlow Comstock, married Lillie Iona Morris 19 Oct. 1875 and their parents. His appear to be William Canther (W.C.) Comstock and Lois Cleveland. Hers are E.R. Morris and Sarah A Eddy. I believe William Canther died 19 March, 1878 in Central City. William Harlow and Lillie are my great-great grandparents on my father's side. Any info or direction to search for my family tree would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you in advance. Russ Miller <lancmiller@earthlink.net> 30 Mar 2002

COOMES - see SINSEL

COWGILL - see GOODELL

CRAWFORD, MARSHALL, ABART, CHURCH
I'm in need of information regarding Joseph aka Joe or J.L. Crawford, who is living in Silver Creek in the 1900 census. I'm at a dead-end. Joe and Jennie Marshall Abart Crawford returned from Indian Terrority with the Church family and settled here, why? Are there land records? School records? Can't find Joe's parents and siblings. Thanks for your help. RK
Rhonda Kren <RrKren@aol.com> 3 Feb 2005 (update of original query posted in Nov. 2002)
See CRAWFORD mini-genealogy.

CREMEEN

Cremeen Family information greatly appreciated. Photos, obituarys, publications, stories or any family history or records. Family wills would be great.
SURNAMES: Mabel Ellen (Cremeen) Carter Walter Thomas Cremeen Herny Morse Cremeen Mary Etta (Cremeen) Miller Cancey Arthur Cremeen Clara May (Cremeen) Frizzell Adina Bell (Cremeen) Layton George Washington Cremeen Flora Ann (Riley) Cremeen

Camy Cremeen - Rea < camyrea@comcast.net > 27 Sep 2005
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CUNNINGHAM - See PHELPS
CURRY - see SINSEL

CZUBA - see BORO

DIVINE, IVES
I would like to have an obiturary of Daisy Divine who was my aunt. Her grave is in the Bureau Cemetery.
Dan Ives <poetoftheozarks@rootsweb.com> 12 Jul 2001
Note: Daisy Divine died 19 Dec 1967. Please write to the Merrick Co. Historical Museum or to the Central City Library for copy of obit - send donation and SASE. (see lookups page). Alternative: Send request with required fee to NE State Historical Society in Lincoln.

DOOLITTLE, RAWSON, BLANCHS
Seeking info on Leland Doolittle who was listed as a 35 year old surgeon in the 1870 census, living in Lone Tree, Merrick County.  I am trying to determine if he was the same Leland Doolittle who formed a regiment during the Civil War in upstate NY.  That Leland was married first to Laverna Rawson, and second to Lou Blanchs.
kate
< k8ren@comcast.net > 30 May 2012

DOUGLAS, McCARTHY, STARRETT, BUCKLEY
Wishing to communicate with decendants of the two sisters Mary J. and Annie (a) J. McCarthy ... who married brothers, Robert R. and William Douglas of Clarks, Nebraska.
Please contact Robert Buckley <repb@mchsi.com> 2 Dec 2002

DYE - see SHERWOOD
DYRBALA - see BARNIAK

EATON, LUFFMAN, McKINNEY, LUCAS
De Forrest (Forrester) Eaton left Vermont in the 1850's with his brother Edric b. 1835 and sister Sarah Jane (Jennie) b. 1833 and settled for a time in Magnolia, Iowa. There Forrester (D.F. Eaton) had a photograph gallery and jewelry store. Later De Forrest moved to Central City, Nebraska where he was a watchmaker and jewler. I believe D. F. Eaton is buried there with his wife and daughter, Jennie. His other children were Horrace, Camilia (McKinney), Ella (Later changed her name to Helen and married W. J. Lucas and moved to Omaha), Rollin, Vinnie and Maude (who later changed her name to Hazel). I would like to share information with anyone who is part of this Eaton family.
Sherri Bader < bader@mainstaycomm.net > 12 Jun 2004

ECKERT

I am looking for information on Zula Eckert born on 23 Aug 1887 in Central City. Merrick County, Nebraska. The mystery is - on the 1900 census she is listed as grand daughter of John and Fanny Eckert and then after as daughter. Is there a birth record? Thank you so so much!
Elizabeth Kurtz < etkprod@aol.com > 8 Feb 2011
Zula would be either my grandfathers sister or his aunt.

EDDY - see COMSTOCK
EDWARDs - see GAY
EVANS - see PHELPS

EVERETT, YARNO
I am looking for information about Thomas Alford Everett and Millicent Yarno. I have seen where they are buried at Central City Cemetery, but no head stone. I need dates on their death. Also and information on Ezra Yarno.
Leonard Everett <leonardeverett24@comcast.net> 26 Jan 2003
Response: Write to Central City - City Hall, Cemetery Caretaker. Request a copy of the burial records. Info available may vary depending on the time frame and individual in charge. Hopefully, you will learn when the lot was purchased and by whom, when each grave was opened, the dates of burial.
EVERETT & YARNO turn up in the indexes to "History of Merrick County, NE" (2 volumes) - please see the lookups page. For copies of that material you must write to: Merrick County Historical Museum, 211 "E" St., Central City, NE 68826.
Alfred Thomas Everett & Martha Millicent (Phelps?) are probably the people found in the following on-line extracts:
1885 NE Census ED 525 p3 D23 F23: Central Pct, Merrick, NE
1900 Fed. Census NE ED141 p1a D2 F2: Vieregg Twp, Merrick, NE
Marriage Records Book A p394 #392: Central City, Merrick, NE
Marriage Records Book C p88 #983; p163 #1058; p184 #1079; and:p284 #1179: Merrick Co. NE
Marriage Records Book D p100 #1454: Central City, Merrick, NE
Husband seems to have used Alford/Alfred, and wife used Martha as given name - at least part of the time. Marriage records of children indicate her maiden name might be Phelps (or maybe Wilkes?).
Ezra Yarno can be found in the following on-line records
1. 1885 NE Census ED 525 p2 D11 F11: Central Pct, Merrick, NE (with first wife and 5 children)
2. Marriage Records Book C p88 #983: Central City, Merrick, NE (with daughter Victoria)
3. 1900 Fed. Census NE ED132 p2a D25 F25: Central Twp, Merrick, NE (with 2nd wife, two children of Ezra's previous marriage, and two children of wife's previous marriage - surname: Cunningham).
See the Merrick On-Line Resources page for links to the above files.

EVERHART - see SINSEL

FEEHAN - see McCARTHY

FLINT, VREELAND

Looking for children of Mayland Flint & Carrie Vreeland, born in Central City, Nebraska.
Charles M. Flint, b. 1876
Minnie E. Flint, b. 1879
Hattie Flint, b. 1882
Harry Flint, b. 1884
Carrie was my great-great grandmother.

Donna Graham   <pahin@hotmail.com > 24 May 2009

FLOYD, McDONALD
I am trying to find my great grandparents, William FLOYD, b. circa 1840 in PA, and Anna McDONALD FLOYD, b circa 1840 in Scotland. Their son, William FLOYD (b 1862 in Clarinda, IA) and his wife Anna May JAYMES (b 1865 in Harrisburg, PA) were Quakers, and their first son, John FLOYD, was born on 12/22/1884 in Columbus, NE. On 9/20/1886, one Archie FLOYD, b circa 1862 in IA, was married in Columbus and listed his parents as William Floyd and Anna McDonald Floyd, which leads me to believe Archie is William's brother and that the senior Floyds must still be living in the vicinity in 1886. I have read that Central City had a Quaker Church in the mid-eighties which might have brought the Floyd Family to that area. Can you help me?
Thanks! Jeanne Schmunk <pajerc@juno.com> 29 Mar 2002

FOLEY, GIBSON
I am looking for Nellie Pearl GIBSON FOLEY (husband was Charles FOLEY). She died in January 22,1955. Children: Arlyn Bea married a Richard Fuller, Gerald Keith married Betty Ann Blumm, Lola Mae married Bert E. Baird, and Ardys Ann married an Edwin Ray Johnston. Nellie is buried Central City, NE. I believe that Nellie was raised by Foley's.
Thank You Janie Pine <hubcap15@aol.com> 12 Sep 2002

GABRIEL - see WILSON
GALBREATH - see SCOTT
GATES - see OSTERMAN

GATES, WHITEAKER, PEARSON

I am researching info on Amos White GATES, 1854-1905. Amos married Emma Josephine WHITEAKER. Amos was a barber by profession. I am at a deadlock on him and if anyone has any info on Amos I would sure appreciate it. He was the father of Alma Ethel GATES; Alma married Delmar Paul PEARSON. Alton Leroy PEARSON (s/o Delmar) & Gene Alton PEARSON (s/o Alton) are my father & brother. They are also buried in Silver Creek Cemetery. I would appreciate any info I can get. Thank you so much in advance.

Joyce Urwin <JOYCE83876@AOL.COM> 15 Mar 2009

Response: ANDREWS mini-genealogy from Cathy Morgan shows Amos GATES as child of James Orton GATES & Marcia Almira ANDREWS. See http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nemerric/minigen/a001.html

GAY, TREMAIN, EDWARDS
I am looking for information on my grandmother Maude M Gay b. 9/1/1892 Merrick, NE.
Father Henry O (Orbison) Gay. Mother: Clarissa Lodema Tremain. Clarissa d. 8/27/1917 in Mead Twp, Merrick, NE. buried Pierce Chapel Cemetery Clarks, Merrick, NE.
Franklin T. Gay b. 9/1/1879 Of, Merrick NE
Robert "D" Gay d. 6/8/1963 Central City, Merrick, NE; buried in Merrick, NE where unkwn.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Maude is my grandmother. Sincerely
Ronne Shelton <granmur@aol.com> 23 Jun 2002
Response: The Gay family is in the 1900 Census extracts - ED138 p5a D084 F087: Mead Twp, Merrick, NE
Photos from the GAY family plot at Bureau are available. We do not find your Grandmother in marriage extracts of Merrick County. There is some information available from the "History of Merrick County, NE" Vol I, 1981 - pp203 (HO Gay) & 244 (Iler-Sowl). For copies of those articles you must write to the Merrick Historical Museum Society. Please send a donation and SASE.

GIBSON - see FOLEY

GLEASON, YOUNT
I am looking for information on Sophia (Yount) Gleason. She was married to William E. Gleason. They had 5 children: Earnest, Archibald, Delmer, Hary, and Nettie. Delmer married Jessie O. Everett. Sophia had a sister named Sadie who was married to James B. Gleason. Sophie lived in Central City Ward 3, Merrick. Ne. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank You,
Ruby Martin <eagle@st-tel.net> 30 Jun 2001
Response - William E. Gleason and James B. Gleason were brothers. Both were children of Joseph H. Gleason and Sarah Maxwell. Ted is working on extract of 1885 Merrick Co Census which shows this family residing in Lone Tree Pct. - H. Gleason, age 48, b NY, parents b VT, farmer; Sarah Gleason, age 43, b IL, Father b Scot, Mother b VT; William Gleason, age 24 b IL married (they are living with his parents); Sophie J. Gleason, age 18, b PA, married; Etta M. Gleason, age 13, b IA; James Gleason, age 7, b IA. In the meantime, looks for Gleasons in 1890 Vets Census, 1900 Census, and the Marriage Records. Some info about Wm. E. Gleason can be found in History of Merrick Co. Nebraska, Vol I p254 (Kaiser article). To secure a copy of this please send donation & SASE to Merrick Co Historical Museum.

GOODELL, BELLIN, COWGILL, ROSE
I am looking for any information on Rufus and Trinvilla Goodell and their children, Cora who married Edward Bellin, Noah Goodell, George Goodell, Mary who married Roy Cowgill, and Hazel who married Walter Rose.  Any information would be very helpful. 
Thank you, Marlene < lmskally@netins.net >  3 Feb 2008
Response: Rufus & Trinvilla are buried with some additional family members at Bureau Cemetery, Pierce Chapel, near Clarks, NE.  Look for marriage records in Books E, G & H.  Also check the 1920 & 1930 census (posted on this website).

GREGG
Mrs. Emma Lucas GREGG--I found her obituary tucked away in a book. "Blizzard of '88 Teacher Dies at Center City". No date and no name of the newspaper.
Julia Marple <jmm1961@charter.net> 13 Jan 2004
See extract - from about 1950, supplied by JM.

GROSVENOR
Would like to contact any descendant of George Clement GROSVENOR living in Merrick County.
David G. Woodward <dglennw@charter.net> 11 May 2012

GUILLEMOT, BEAUCHAMP, SHEETSWould like information on Dr. E. A. (Eugene) Guillemot and his wife. Dr Guillemot was in Central City, Merrick Co. NE in 1880 and 1881. He died in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1892. (Age 42) He was buried there also. Would like to know if there were newspaper details about his death. His wife was raised part of her life in St. Louis, MO. Please email. thank you.
Pat <hammons@mail.community.k12.mo.us> 1 Aug 2001

HALLEY - see LEE

HAMILTON
I am looking for information on the father of Enos Ray HAMILTON, the father was to have come to the Centeral City area in the late 1880's or early 1890's .The father was Enoch HAMILTON, wife, Martha. Any information would be of great help. Thank you.
Dorothy J. Hamilton <Grann81858@aol.com> 18 Mar 1999

HANAN
1900 census lists my Hanan relatives in Chapman Village, Chapman Township, Merrick, NE. Living with them was the aged father and mother. They probably died there and was hoping someone in the area might be able to reference some cemetery indexes for me to see if HANAN, WILLIAM or NANCY or Rollin, Hannah, Bernice are listed. The two elder were aged 80's in 1900, so might not have died much longer after that. If anyone has the resources handy and the time, could you please look for any of these people??? Appreciate all. Thanks,

Nancie Brunk < raggdollynmb@yahoo.com > 20 Dec 2001
Response: Extracts of most Merrick County cemeteries were compiled several years ago. Please write to the Merrick County Historical Museum (see lookups page). They hope to update those files and publish someday.

HARDS
I came accross this web page   http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nemerric/olres/topindxv2.html
It seems to be the index for volume II of the Merrick County History. About three quarters of the way down there is a entry for a 'HARDS MEMORIAL LIBRARY 15', could anybody help me with any more information on this? Thank you
Kevin Hards <kevin.hards@essex.police.uk> 3 Jul 2001
Response: Please see "Merrick County's 100th Year: 1858-1958". On page nine, where you will find the following:
"1929 - Hards Memorial Library, a gift to Central City and surrounding districts, from the late Mrs. Melvina C. Hards in memory of her husband, was dedicated on September 27. Open house was held during the afternoon and the dedication program was given in the evening. The library was presented to the City by Elmer E. Ross. Acceptance for the City was given by Mayor E. H. Bishop and acceptance for library board by the Rev. Roy S. True. Mrs. Herbert Lock spoke on "The Cultural Value of the Library."
Her husband was Ebenezer Hards. See Compendium of History Remininscense & Biography of NE p237. Please scan down to his biography. Records related to Mr. Hards that appear on-line include the 1890 Veterans Census ED349-57 ED357 p5 L1 D176 F180, and the 1900 Fed. Census NE ED136 p14a D305 F311. These files can be reached from the Merrick On-Line Resources page. Website for the current Central City Library  - http://library.cc-ne.net/

HARRIS - see SCHOTT
HAWKINS - see SHERWOOD
HENYAN - see SHERWOOD

HIBBS, BURROWS

My Grt. Grt. Grt. Grand Mother, Mary (Burrows) Hibbs , I just found out is buried in Palmer Cemetery, Palmer, Merrick Co., Neb. She was born July 13, 1809 Died March 13, 1895, Her stone is said to be marked "Mother of Soldiers". My Grt. Grt. Grand Father Samuel B. Hibbs and his Brother Evan Roman Hibbs both died in Libby Prison in Richmond, Va. during the Civil War, their Brother William Converse Hibbs also served and survived. If someone can take a picture of the stone it will be greatly appreciated, I will be glad to pay costs involved.

George Turner <gturner@verizon.net> 1 Apr 2005


HIRST - see SINSEL


HOLDORF/HOLTORF, RUGE
I am looking for information on the Holtdorf/Holdorf families in your county. I suspect they connect to my Holtdorf family in Hall County. I have a Peter August Holtdorf (1839-1899) and his wife, Margaretha Elizabeth Ruge. Thank you for your kindness.

Jackie <Jlittle7701@wmconnect.com> 12 Jul 2004

Response: See Compendium of History Remininscense & Bio. of NE page 873 for Claus F. Holtorf.  That book is posted on NEGenWeb Project On-Line Library. One of his siblings was John Henry Holtorf who went to Deuel County (1984 - Deuel County History, page 241).  Recommend writing to the library at Chappel for a copy of that material.  Please send donation & SASE with your request.


HUTCHINGS - see SKINNER

IVES - see BOOTH
IVES - see DIVINE

JEWELL, PERSINGER, JOHNSTON
Re: Charles and Lucy Jewell - Just read an article submitted by Carroll Johnston, Great-Grandson of Charles and Lucy Jewell in the History of Merrick County, NE, Vol I. Would really like to make contact with descendents. Charles and Lucy Jewell were my Great-great grandparents, by way of the marriage of Newton Reid Persinger to Harriet Freelove (Hattie) Jewell. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks,
Sharon (Persinger) Ray <slar@rmci.net> 20 Mar 2001

JOHNSON - see SHERWOOD
JOHNSTON - see JEWELL

KETTELER, KNABE, RICE, RAU
I am searching for any information on the following family: Anton & Anna Mary Knabe Ketteler had 6 children: Henry, Albert B., Frederick, Ida, Herman, and Josephine. On the 1880 Census this family is listed in St. Libory (Howard Co.) In 1890 Ida marries David Rice in Central City & in 1902 their daughter Edith Rice married Gus Rau in Central City. Help finding anyone from this family.
Linda Epstein < stuck1@midamerica.net > 17 Aug 2003
Response: David Rice can be found in Merrick County census records, Vieregg Pct: 1880 (w/mother); 1885 (w/mother); 1900 (with wife, child, and Fred Ketteler).

KING

I'm trying to locate information on a Dr. H. E. King that lived in Merrick County, Silver Creek Twp until about 1920 when he moved on to Nance County.  He began his family in Merrick County...
Thank you for any help, Sheryl < SKLEGG@aol.com > 4 Dec 2008
Response: Dr. Henry Eugene King b 21 Sep 1875, McDonough Co., IL
     Wife – Myrtle Bratt b Nov 1882, NE (from 1900 census)
     Children : Frances Louise King, 25 Aug 1906, Elizabeth King b circa 1912
Please see - Who's Who in Nebraska, 1940  (Nance Co. Chapter p 831)

The following files can be accessed from the Nance County On-Line Resources page -
     Nance Co NE Marriage Record Book 3 p214
     1920 Fed. Census NE ED173 p10A D212 F220

      Wife – 1900 Fed. Census NE ED146 p2a D25 F26 (at Genoa,  with her parents)

Frances Louise King - see Nebraskana, 1932, p1255, Herman Frederick Weigel.

KINGSTON, CAMERON
Am looking for maternal grgrandmothers parents--Chas. Wesley Kingston (9 Sept 1836-21 Jan 1916) died in Central City; and Mary Catherine Cameron. They may have lived in Schuyler (Colfax County) at one time. Daughter, Alice Kingston-Weatherby (18 Apr 1868-18 Aug 1963) Lincoln, NE.
pls <patwarswa@hotmail.com> 2 Oct 2001

KOELLER, PECH, MEYSENBURG
Trying to find more information on the Hellmuth Otto KOELLER Family from Clarks. H.O. Koeller was born about 1865. He had brothers: August Koeller born abt. 1854 and Fredrick Koeller born 09 Sept. 1859 in Germany. Fredrick got naturalization papers in State of Washington in 1894. Moved to Los Angeles, CA abt. 1898. Max and Elsie Koeller, children of August Koeller, came to California. I have information on the family who ended up in California. Attempt to contact Brenda Jentzen <bjentzen@televar.com> who has KOELLER mini-genealogy posted on this county website resulted in bounce.
H. Ruatti <hpruatti@aol.com> 4 Oct 2002

KOMBRINK (KOMBRINCK), LAMB
I am searching for information on my G-Grandfather Heinrich Wilhelm RUDOLPH KOMBRINK, who settled in Merrick County in the 1860's with his wife Mary LAMB. He lived in Central City until the time of his death in 1905.  He was referenced on page 286 of the book "SEMI-CENTENNIAL HISTORY OF NEBRASKA - Historical Sketch" by A. E. SHELDON, 1904.  Of special interest are his naturalization papers (although it has not been definitively established that he became a citizen), which hopefully will provide evidence of his birth date, birth place in Germany, and the names of his parents.
Teresa Scanland < tscanland@cox.net > Wed. 28 Feb 2012
Response:  You can request a search for naturalization papers from the Merrick County Clerk - send donation with SASE by regular mail.  References on-line - 1880 Fed. Census NE ED114 p11 D96 F101; 1885 NE Census ED 526 p12 D120 F120;  1900 Fed. Census NE ED136 p1b D12 F12;  1920 Fed. Census NE ED158 p1B D14 F14;  Marriage Records Book E p411 #2225 (w/ch: Roy C.); Central City Cemetery Directory A-7.  Write to Central City Library or Merrick Historical Museum for a copy of History of Merrick Co. Nebraska, Vol I pp 229 (PS Heaton), 313 (MH O'Conner).

LEE, HALLEY
Looking for info on a Henry F. Lee, shown on the 1900 census and 1898 marriage list as follows:
Central City Ward 3 p12b D259 F265 - Lee, Henry, m, 30, b Aug 1869, New York; Head; W; Photographer. Married. No child information. Parents born Pennsylvania. Rents a house.
Marriage Records Book C, p324 #1219 - Central City, Merrick, NE - Lee, Henry F. married Halley, Eunice L. 11 Apr 1896.
He was my great-uncle. Any info appreciated. Thanks.
Dennis L. Lee <dennis.lee1@att.net> 31 May 2001

LEWIS, TADDIKEN
I am looking for information on the Lewis/Taddiken line. My grandmother was Marie Lewis and married Andy Krug. Her father and mother were John Lewis & Annie Taddiken. Any info is appreciated.
Carla Smith Dominick <cdominick2002@yahoo.com> 24 Jun 2001
26  Jun 2001: Articles on Krug and Lewis appeared in History of Merrick County, NE Vol I. Please write to local society for copies of those, send donation & SASE. Check Merrick Co. Marriage Records, Bk H and Nance Co. Marriage Records, Bk 4. Immigrant family seems to have located near Bellwood, Butler Co., NE. (The Bellwood Centennial Book doesn't have a family article.) Wilamine Taddiken & husband John Carman appear in articles in the book "Pleasanton on the Loup" (Check Buffalo County website to see if book is still available). Recommend checking the Butler and the Buffalo County websites.

LONNEKER
Adah Lonneker, b. 1885, d. 1965 Librarian or school teacher in 1920 graduated U of N in 1913. Father Isaac B Lonneker.
Jim McConnell <jimmccon@neosoft.com> 17 Apr 2002
Photo appears among Juniors, in 1912 UNL Yearbook: "Adah Marion LONNEKER, Madison, Neb. Arts and Sciences." (Please scan down). That particular book takes time to navigate as it has NO page numbers! The 1926 is also posted. The 1915 and 1918 UNL Annuals are in preparation.
19 Apr 2002: Neighbor (in CA) has Alumni list for UNL and finds the following: She graduated in 1914 with an AB. "Teacher c/o Omaha Technical high school, Omaha, Neb." That is all the address that is given.

LUCAS - see EATON

LUEBKE, MILLER
Information of surname of Luebke, or Miller. Grandmother was Florence (Miller) Luebke buried in Rosehill Cemetary, Palmer. Grandfather Name Arlin? Luebke.
Brian Sass <bs989652@MSXSCC.shell.com> 8 May 2001
Response: Florence was daughter of Ferdinand & Rosa (Bader) Miller. Please see mini-genalogy page. She married Armin Luebke. See On-Line Resources, Merrick Co Marriage Records Book D p156 #1510 for his parents. Articles about the Luebke and Dammann families are available from History of Merrick Co., NE, Vol I. Please write to Merrick Historical Museum for those. Miller family article appears in Compendium .... NE (part of NEGenWeb Project Resource Center, On-Line Library).

LUFFMAN - see EATON

LUTES, WOODEN
Searching for the John Lutes and wife Christina found in Loup Twp., Merrick County, NE on the 1880 census. John Lutes was born in Washington County, Pa in 1813. The Robert & Nancy Wooden family listed next to them on this census reading, is their daughter and son-in-law. I mention this only because it may make it easier to find John & Christina Lutes. Thank you.
Ken Fawley <kcfawley@kconline.com> 5 Jan 2003

MARSHALL - see CRAWFORD

MARTIN
Searching for information on George Martin of Silver Creek, Nebraska.....I would like to know where he is buried and if I can find an obituary on him. He died 29 December 1941.
Jerre Robertson < Roberm1@aol.com > 23 Mar 2002
Response: See Merrick Lookups page for addresses. Please send donation & SASE to both the Merrick Historical Museum (request for cemetery extract) and Central City Library (for copy of obituary).

MAKINSON
I am looking for information on a Nellie Makinson. Supposedly she was married to John Thomas Makinson at the time of her husbands death in 1898. What is so strange is that she is really his exwife's niece. Nellie was only 5 years old and living in his home when first record of her was found. Read the following story and your curiousity will be aroused as well. After her husband died no trace has been found of Nellie. Did she remarry in Merrick County, NE? What happened to Nellie?

Lee Makinson <makinson@comcast.net> 4 Feb 2006

See MAKINSON mini-genealogy.

McCARTHY, FEEHAN, DOUGLAS, BUCKLEY (see DOUGLAS above)
Looking for information about Elizabeth McCarthy who married Daniel Feehan on August 26, 1877. This Elizabeth McCarthy is sister of Mary J. McCarthy and Annie J. McCarthy who married the Douglas brothers, William and Robert. Would especially like to be in contact with any decendents of these three women.
Contact great nephew, Robert Buckley: <repb@mchsi.com> 3 Dec 2002

McDONALD - see FLOYD

McKENDRY

I have old photos of The family of Elijah McKendry if you are interested. You can find me on FaceBook also.

John McKendry < j.mckendry@yahoo.com> 11 Aug 2009


McKINNEY - see EATON

MENDENHALL - See BROOKS

MERRICK
I served on the AKA 97, USS Merrick (named for Merrick County, Nebraska) during World War II. The ship was commissioned in early 1945, I was able to keep the commission pennant. Is anyone interested?
Henry Gardner <gard25@aol.com> 9 Sep 2003
Response: Perhaps you could donate it to the Merrick Co. Historical Museum?

METHODIST CHURCHES
I would like to know the name/names of the ministers of Methodist Church in 1930-31-32. Thank you
Ava L. Davis <avald@pacific.net> 21 Oct 2002

MEYSENBURG - see KOELLER
MILLER - see LUEBKE

MILLER
I am searching for Albert William Miller who married a Rebecca Baldridge. Albert was born in 1869 / 1870 in Haskins, Wood County, Ohio and is found on the 1920 census in Antrae, Merrick, Nebraska. They had the following children: Vernon Albert, Nellie, Irene, Leslie Franklin, Hazel, Opal, Veda, Naomi, Fordyce, and Buryl. Any information on Albert and Rebecca would be greatly appreciated.
Levi Miller, Los Angeles, CA

MILLARD, CARRELL
I am seeking any information about the George & Ellen Louise Carell Millard family.  They resided in Merrick County until about 1902.  Ellen is buried in a Merrick County cemetery, but supposedly George moved on after her death.  Family lore says that George is a relative of the Millard family that the Omaha suburb is named after--I'm not finding any concrete evidence of this.  Mostly looking for the parents of George & Ellen.
Sandi McCoy, <sandi.mccoy@yahoo.com> 25 Sep 2010

MITCHELL, BUDD
My g-grandfather, John H. MITCHELL, Jr., died April 1, 1919, of influenza, in Silver Creek, Nebraska. The funeral and burial took place there. Can anyone help me find his burial location? Also, if anyone has further information on the MITCHELL family, I would appreciate it immensely.
     His wife, my g-grandmother, Elva BUDD, married him in Schuyler, (Colfax Co.) NE, on January 31, 1905. They had three children, Ariel, Grace (born 1908 - my grandmother) and Ralph (born 1910). After his death, Elva returned to her home state of Wisconsin and remarried.
Graceann Maciolek <spikes_mom@email.msn.com> 16 Mar 2001

MORRIS - see COMSTOCK

NEISIUS

Burial place?  I have a copy of picture of their gravestone which includes statement they are buried at Central City Cemetery.

Mathias (1839-1925), Magdlean (1856-1928)

Do NOT find them in the Central City Cemetery list posted on Merrick County website.

Can anyone confirm their burial place? Is this gravestone in some other cemetery?

I would appreciate any help you can give me.
Angie < angepange@sio.midco.net > 15 Aug 2007

NEWLON - see SINSEL

NICHOLS
George and Sarah Delong Nichols.
Children: Wesley born 1857 in Illinois; William E. 1861 in Illlinois; Frank Dennis 1863 in Illinois; Charlie 1864 in Illinois; A sister; Alva Arthur 1870 Roy, Illinois. Alva was the youngest of ten children They came from Illinois to Des Moines, Polk Co., Iowa. In 1873 they moved to Central City, Nebraska. Wesley, Frank and Charlie moved to Denver, Colorado around 1887. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
Shirley Jones <sjdjfi59@altavista.com> 25 May 2001

OSTERMAN, GATES
Looking for information on Rua OSTERMAN. She was born 22 Sept 1882 in NE and died 4 Nov 1976 in Clarks, Merrick County, NE. She was married at one time to F. C. GATES. She then was married to an OSTERMAN. They had a son Robert OSTERMAN who died 3 May 1943. I would appreciate all the help I can get on this family.
Mary Ellingson <mellings@radiks.net> 18 Feb 2001

PEARSON - see GATES

PECH - see KOELLER

PERKINS
I am doing historical research on the earliest ordained women in American Congregationalism. One of these individuals was the REV. ELIZA BURSON PERKINS who was ordained on September 21, 1893 in Clarks, NE, presumably in the Congregational church there. She served as that church's minister from 1893-1895 and again from 1899-1904. She served the Congregational church in Silver Creek, NE from 1895-1896, the Congregational church in Clay Center, NE from 1896-1898. She also served the Congregational church in Naponee, NE from 1910-1914.
      Eliza was the widow of Dr. Mark A. Perkins, who likely died about 1879. Her maiden name appears to have been Cox. She was born in 1847 in Dublin, Indiana. She appears in the 1900 census for Clarksville, Merrick Co., NE and the 1910 census for Turkey Creek, Naponee Village, Franklin Co., NE. She died in Salt Lake City, UT in 1929. I am particularly interested in learning more about her life and her ministry and about the churches she served. Also, is there a record of her ordination somewhere--either published or in the records of that church, if those records still exist? Also, is there a picture of her anywhere?
     I appreciate any help. Thanks. Rev. Dr. Doug Showalter <dougshow@cape.com> 11 Jun 2003

PERSINGER - see JEWELL

PHELPS, CUNNINGHAM, EVANS
I wish info on my grandmother Gertrude Mae Phelps married Lemuel Seaman Cunningham, also about her brothers and if they married while living in Nebraska.
rosamond cunningham <rosielaughter@aol.com> 31 Mar 2003
Response: " Compendium of History Remininscense & Biography of NE", 1912 - page 616, Abraham Lincoln Phelps has a daughter Gertrude identified as Mrs. Paul Cunningham who lives on Whitby Island, WA. The sons named are: Alnathan, William & Archie. Is this the correct Phelps family? "Alnathan" married as "John A. Phelps" in Nance County, Marriage Book 3 p352 to Mercy Ann Cosner.

QUEER - See BROOKS

RAU - see KETTELER

RAY
I’m trying to find out who was Delbert Leroy Ray mother and father were He was born Dec 8,1892 in Chapman Nebraska I don’t know who or where I can get the info I got this info off his 1917-1918 rest card. Can you help me on this or set me in the right direction. Delbert could be related on my mother side.
Thanks Robert L Farber < j.b.wild@sentco.net >  17 Oct 2011
Response: Do not find him in 1900 census for either Merrick or Nance Counties. In 1920, he was in Nance County with his wife & a child.

RICE - see KETTELER

RIMBACH
Just reviewed the 1930 US Census and found a number of Rimbachs but no listings in the present day phone books so I'm wondering what happened to them in the last 70 years. The listings are as follows: Fred C. Rimbach, 54, head of household, Mae L. 47, wife, Harvey F. 24, son, Alva 22 daughter, Earl L. 19, son, Marvin F. 16, son; Otto H. ,42, head of household, Emma, 39, wife, Loosie, 10, daughter, Marion, 7, son. I have been tracing the Rimbach surname since the 50's and this is the first time I found Rimbachs in Nebraska. Any help appreciated!
Rich Rimbach <rimbachr@att.net> 21 Dec 2002

ROSE - see GOODELL
ROSE

A Rose family from Lincoln and Vernon Co's in MO has a picture of an Albert Rose taken in 1885 when he was about 18 years of age. The photograph is marked with Central City, NE on the card stock. We have not been able to ascertain what conncetion he has to the family. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Thomas Rose <thosrose@yahoo.com> 8 Jul 2005

Response: Please see Compendium of History Remininscense & Bio. of NE, 1912 p797 (w/George Albert Clark); 1880 Fed. Census NE ED114 p6 D53 F56 (w/p) (Central City); 1900 Fed. Census NE ED136 p15b D336 F344 (Central City).  Additional info - write to Merrick Co. Historical Museum or Central City Library for copies from History of Merrick Co. Nebraska, Vol I pp 338-9 (Rose-Clark), 339 (G Rose).

ROUSH - see CLARK / CLARKE

RUGE - see HOLTORF/HOLDORF
RUTLEDGE - see SMITH

SCHEIBE
Ferdinand Scheibe homestead sw1/4, 2/13/8 about 9 miles West of Central City in 1877. He was my great-great grandfather and I am trying to confirm how he was related to William Scheibe who homesteaded the 80 acres North in the same section. Also John Scheibe homesteaded in 26/14/8 during the same time. I would appreciate help in finding their relationship. I think they were brothers?
Charles Scheibe <scheibe@megavision.com> 11 Dec 2003
Response: William identified his parents as John Scheibe & Anna Miller (Merrick Co. Marriage Bk A p 99 #99). John gave same names as parents when he married (Merrick Co. Marriage Record Bk B p 294 #739). Unfortunately, no similar record was found for Ferdinand. John & Anna Scheibe appear in Prairie Creek Twp census for 1880 and 1885. With them is son August. In the same precinct, look for Caroline (Scheibe) and her spouse August Brunk; suspect Caroline is another sibling. If you can obtain a death date for any of these folks, the obit may define the relationships.

SCHOTT, WHITED, HARRIS
I am looking for information on my great-grandparents, Anthony and Therese Keefer SCHOTT, born in France, lived on a farm in Silver Creek, NE. Also on great-grandparents Strike and Raphel Smock WHITED and Lawson & Angeline or Ella Van Dyke HARRIS, lived in Silver Creek, NE, also.
Linda Ksiazek <lkay43@hotmail.com> 12 Dec 2003
Response:
     The SCHOTT family was in 1900 census, at Platte Pct. Polk County, NE. Anthony, Therese and son Francis are buried at Shelby, Polk Co. NE (Graceland and Sacred Heart cemeteries are adjacent to one another). For Anna M. "Eva" Schott marriage record - see Merrick County Book G p440 #2974. "Eva" and Fred Hennings are buried at Osceola, Polk, NE. Alice Schott married a brother of Eva's husband - see Merrick County Book H p371 #3541. Alice Schott appears in the 1918 Yearbook for UNL. There is an article on the HENNINGS family in Our Polk Co. Heritage, page 94 (H Hennings) - write to the Osceola Library (send donation & SASE, please) for a copy.
     There is an article on WHITED in History of Merrick Co. Nebraska, Vol I p 401; write to Merrick Co. Historical Museum. Two children appear in Merrick Co. Marriage Records - Book E p132 #1949 for Fannie and Book H p74 #3244 for Frank.
     The HARRIS family - Lawson and Angeline married in Merrick County (Bk A p 253). They appear in Silver Creek Pct during the 1880 and the 1900 census. You'll find marrage records for 3 children in Merrick Co. Information about Wm. & Prudence Harris (parents of Lawson) can be found in History of Merrick Co. Nebraska, Vol I pp 219 (L Harris), 337 (EL Robinson); write to Merrick Co. Historical Museum for a copy.
     Merrick Co NE On-Line Resources: For links to extracts of Merrick Co. census records and marriage books.


SCOTT, GALBREATH
Looking for info. on Martin V. Scott and wife Minnie Galbreath Scott. Martin b. July 24 1842 NY. Lived Central City 1915. Children Claude, J. Cleve, Maud and Myrtle Fay.
Merla Curtiss <mcurtiss@accn.org> 21 Jul 2001

SHEETS - see GUILLEMOT

SHERWOOD, DYE, HAWKINS, JOHNSON, HENYAN
If you have any info on A.G. (also known as Anson) SHERWOOD in MERRICK CO, NE, please e-mail. A.G. and his wife Lottie HAWKINS & family were first in Polk Co, NE in 1878 and then Hamilton Co, NE by 1880. The first record I have of him in Merrick Co, NE is the 1885 Census. A.G. SHERWOOD was born 1846/47 prob in Clinton Co, MI or unknown county in NY. He was in Gratiot Co, MI in 1870. Children in 1885 were Charles H., Myrtle (HENYAN), Louis (Lewis), Rose (DYE), Lilly, Maude (also known as Ivy), Flora (Florence married JOHNSON) and J.U. SHERWOOD.
Bunny  < bpete1@ambitlink.net > 7 Feb 2002
Response: AG Sherwood's widow can be found in 1900 Census ED136 p9a D185 F187 (Broad Street, Metcalf Add., Central City Ward 2, Merrick, NE) with daughter Rose Dye just a couple households away. Extract is posted. Some of the Sherwood children can be found in the posted marriage records. Please see "Who's Who in Nebraska, 1940" - Red Willow County Chapter - for Wallace L. Johnson.

SINSEL, NEWLON, TAYLOR, HIRST, WISER, EVERHART, COOMES, CURRY
Doing research on the Hirst and Sinsel families in Merrick Co., Neb. also have Newlon, Wiser, and other marriages. Need some help with the descendents. I have history back to original immigrants.
Ken Callison <myfamily1620@yahoo.com> 2 Dec 2003

SKILES - See BROOKS

SKINNER, HUTCHINGS
Quartus Skinner and his four married nephews, Henry & Mary Hutchings, Edward & Ella Hutchings, Nelson & Sarah Hutchings, and Neuman & Mary Hutchings appear on the 1880 Federal census of Merrick County. I would like any information that can be provided on any of these persons.
patrick tyrrell < tyrrellfam@aol.com . 3 Jan 2002

SMITH, RUTLEDGE, SHELDON
I am interested in hearing from anyone that has any info on an Abner Smith probably born around 1850-60 and was married to Nancy Jane Rutledge in Vermillion Ill. Some one in Broken Bow Nebraska published a book (I think it was called "Our American Heritage") that had pics of Nancy and the Smith boys. Its possible that Abner and Nancy spent time in Iowa as well. Anything would be very much appreciated. you may contact me at chebow1@aol.com Thanks
cheryl wilder in oregon < chebow1@aol.com > 16 Dec 2001
17 Dec 2001 - PS - I read a message board that stated that there were a group of people from Tama County, Iowa that settled in Merrick Co. Neb ... Also, as far as the name Sheldon goes... It was a name that I was told was related (haven't figured out how) and they were in Appanoose County Iowa with Abner Smith and his wife Nancy Jane Rutledge. I think it was the late 1800's, Broken Bow is where an author lived that wrote a book and in that book was a pic and article on Nancy Rutledge Smith and her boys.

SOETH
Looking for information for the family of Harder Soeth. Harder and Elazabeth Soeth lived in Merrick County from 1890 until ?. Their children were Emma, Willis, Henry, and Rudolph. Two sons and one daughter passed away in their infancy. Does anyone have any information on this family and any decendents? I believe Harder Soeth was a brother to my Great Grandmother Lena Soeth Vehrs.
Gretchen Snyder <jsnyder@ritzcom.net> 7 Aug 2001
Family can be found in History of Merrick Co. NE Vol I p370 (Soeth-Ehlers includes wedding photo) - Write to Merrick County Historical Museum for a copy of article, send donation & SASE please. Family appears in 1900 Fed. Census NE ED141 p3b D57 F57: Vieregg Twp (Wife has had 7 children, 4 are living and listed). 2003: Buried at Chapman Cemetery (see gravestone extracts).

STARRETT - see DOUGLAS

STONE
Trying to locate Alfred Stone.  At age (27) he entered the US a second time traveling with Carl Stone (8) and a cousin David Carlson (20). The final destination for the three was listed as Central City Nebr.  Ship records indicate Alfred Stone had been living in the US from 1892 to 1897.  In 1900 census Carl Stone and David Carlson are residing in the home of Charles and Ellen Stone near Palmer.  Carl is listed as a step-son. Can't find additional info on Alfred so I suspect a death between 1898 and 1900 but can't get to any death record or obit.  Perhaps he went to pan gold in the Klondike.  Trying to determine if he was Carl Stone's father or uncle.
Thanks to any and all.
PFilean@aol.com, 15 Sep 2011

TADDIKEN - see LEWIS
TAYLOR - see SINSEL
TREMAIN - see GAY

TROUP
Searching for the birth place in Nebraska for G-Aunt Blanche Troup b; 1885. Her parents are Calvin F. Troup and Sarah M. Orr Troup. They were living in Carroll County Iowa before moving to Nebraska. They left for Washington after the birth of Blanche, with five other children.
Judy Schoening <juscho48@hotmail.com> 17 Jun 2001
Response: Have found no match among the TROUP or TROOP of Merrick County. Query posted to CoUnk.

TRULLINGER - BECK

I am needing help on somebody looking up some obits for me in Merrick Co. Nebraska.

Bettie Wheat, Fairfield, Il. < bw29@verizon.net > 4 Jan 2010

Response: Contact Central City Library, 1604 15th Ave. Central City, NE 68826-1806. Send name of deceased with death date; please include SASE and donation.

VAN GORDON - see CAROTHERS

VON ASCHWEGE
Seeking descendants of the Von Aschwege family, known to be living in Palmer in 1917. Any information would be deeply appreciated.
Donna Pierce <dpierce@nidlink.com> 07 Mar 2002
Response: Please see Merrick County Marriages Bk D, p 174. See also the indexes to both volumes of Merrick County History. (Write to Merrick Historical Museum for copies of material). Check the 1900 Census, Prairie Creek Twp. for surname as ASCHWEGE. Seems the "Von" is sometimes missing, and/or the surname does not always have a space between Von and Aschwege.

VREELAND - see FLINT

WHITEAKER - see GATES

WHITED - see SCHOTT

WHITED
I am researching Kirk Whited born 1852, Flowerfield, MI. He was listed in the 1885 NE Census in Central City, age 32, an attorney. He left Nebraska about 1887 and moved to Washington where he was a prosecuting attorney. He owned land around Ellensburg and then moved to near Redmond, Oregon where he also owned a lot of land from 1910 - 1926. He was a well-known amateur botanist. Any and all information you have on him would be welcomed. Thank you, Mike
Michael Hall <premiumbooks@yahoo.com> 10 Sep 2008

WILL
Where is Midway Borough located in Merrick County? My GGrandfather's family was living there in 1885. Their name was Will.
Lorelei Scarlett < lscarlett00@yahoo.com > 12 Apr 2004
Response: Is this your family - in 1885 census? <http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nemerric/olres/1885_Merrick/meadpct.txt>

W400 p9 D78 F78 Will, John m 32 c1852 Canada
Head; W; farmer. Married. Father born Can, mother born Ire.
W400 p9 D78 F78 Will, Eliza f 31 c1853 Illinois
Wife; W; Keeps house. Married. Parents born NY.
W400 p9 D78 F78 Will, Floyd m 6 c1878 Nebraska
Son; W. Father born Can, mother born Ill.
W400 p9 D78 F78 Will, Laura f 3 c1881 Nebraska
Daughter; W. Father born Can, mother born Ill.
W400 p9 D78 F78 Will, Bula f 1 c1883 Nebraska
Daughter; W. Father born Can, mother born Ill.

They are living in Mead Precinct.
Please see the map - http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nemerric/
Projecting from the map of Nebraska is a map of Merrick County showing the townships (also called precincts).
Mead Pct is along the north side of Merrick County, center. Do not find this family in the 1900 census of Merrick County.

WILLARD
I am looking for any information on James WILLARD my g-g-g-grandfather.  I have seen information that says he died in Prairie Creek, Merrick Co., NE in 1881.  He and his wife were supposed to have moved to NE around 1865 after their daughter died.  Thanks,
Jim Brown <cats@eosinc.com> Springfield, IL.

WILSON, GABRIEL
I am researching the families of Henry M. Wilson, m. Anna Gabriel. She was from Shelby, Polk Co. They had two sons, Glenn Henry, b. 1898 or 1899, and Verne Manford, b. 1901 in Silver Creek, NE. Henry had three brothers Tim, Otis, George. I have not been able to locate any of these Wilsons. Verne is my grandfather. Any information on these persons would be helpful. I do know Henry & Anna moved to Omaha. Thank you in advance for your help.
Jan Penning <jp50903@windstream.net> 28 Mar 2003
Response: Anna Gabriel was with her parents in Polk County 1880 census. As her family was Austrian, keep an eye on Duncan (Platte Co.) and Bellwood (Butler Co.) - many Austrians lived in those communities; she may have had connections. There was/is a bridge across the Platte River between Shelby & Duncan.
29 Mar 2003: Thank you, that tiny bit helped! Found the marriage, in 1898 Columbus Journal extract on Platte website. H. M. Wilson was living at Silver Creek.

WISE, MASON
I am looking for any information on the Wise and Mason families that lived in Merrick Co. in the late l800's and early l900's. Jeremiah Wise and his wife Rosa are buried in the Prairie Creek Cemetary near Archer.
Mattie Mason lived in Central City and passed away 14 Oct 1951 (date modified in June 2003).
Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Wynona Van Winkle <denalivan@aol.com> 17 May 2003
Response: Jeremiah WISE & family can be found in 1900 Fed. Census NE ED138 p11b D204 F208: Midland Twp, Merrick, NE (HW, 8 ch). Also in the household, his mother-in-law & a brother-in-law, surnamed "Stevins".
MASON - Martha C. Starrett, wife of John R. MASON - Please see Merrick Co On-Line Resources for Marriage Record Book A p264, 1880 Fed. Census NE ED114 p2 D10 F10: Central City; 1885 NE Census ED 526 p5 D43 F43: Lone Tree Pct; and 1900 Fed. Census NE ED136 p8b D176 F178: Central City Ward 2. Husband appears in book, "Historical and Descriptive Review of Nebraska", p 63 (wife is not mentioned).
NOTE: There is also a Mattie Kimball, res of Clarks in 1892, married Henry J. MASON (Merrick Marriages Bk C p89). She appears with family in 1900 NE census Newman Twp, Nance County (ED147 p1a D6 F6). An article on HJ MASON can be found in "Fullerton's 1st 100 Years 1879-1979", p 181. Both these resources are on-line for Nance County.
24 Jun 2003: Henry J. Mason & Mattie Kimball Mason were my grandparents. HJ is buried at Fullerton Cemetery with his first wife, but I haven't been able to find Mattie's grave.

WISER - - see SINSEL
WOODEN: see LUTES
YARNO - see EVERETT
YOUNT - see GLEASON

 

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