Merrick County Nebraska Queries


Queries submitted prior to 31 Dec 1998
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ADLE: see COLE

BARNES, BUMP
Looking for info on a Jesse Frank BARNES who married Kate BUMP March 14, 1901 in Silver Creek, NE. Had the following children at Silver Creek - Earl, Clarence, Grayce, Dollie.
Margaret Merrill <SMer621130@aol.com> 8 May 1998

BEETEM, DUGHMAN
Sarah Ellen "Ella" BEETEM b. 7 Feb 1870 d. 31 Jan. 1964 in Central City, Merrick County, NE, daughter of Joseph BEETEM and Hester GREENUP. Married 1.) Elwood DUGHMAN 2.) Edward DUGHMAN. Seeking descendants of Sarah and her husbands. Need dates of birth and death for the Dughman brothers.
Dee Yeager <dyeager@televar.com> 7 May 1998

BEETEM, GREENUP
Seeking obituary and date of death of Joseph T. BEETEM born 14 Aug 1844 in Shullsburg, WI. Died at the age of 106 in Central City, Merrick County, NE. Married in 24 Jan 1864 in Allamakee County, Iowa to Hester GREENUP.  J T BEETEM was my gg-grandfather. According to my grandmother he died in 1951.
Dee Yeager <dyeager@televar.com> 19 Nov 1997 and modified 31 Mar 1998

BENNET - see HOFFMAN

BENNET, DIZNEY/DISNEY, MUDGE
Looking for MUDGE, BENNET and DIZNEY/DISNEY families in Central City area. Clair Ellen BENNET came from Eng. as a widow with two daughters, Helena and Jessie(?). What was Clair's husband's name? I believe Helena worked as a librarian before marrying Henry MUDGE. John and Lawson DIZNEY are also of interest.
Desmion Grosshuesch <driteon@aol.com> 15 Jun 1997

BESSEY, FULLER, GETSINGER
Interested in contacting descendants of John BESSEY and Sarah (FULLER) BESSEY, married 8 Dec 1858 Buchanan Co., Iowa. According to John's Civil War pension declaration, he arrived in Merrick County 28 October 1878. Farmed outside of Central City before retiring to Fullerton, Nance County, where both he and Sarah died. Children surviving in 1898 were Mary L., John Edward, William H., and Clarissa Elena (Clara). Clara married twice--first, Frank GETSINGER and second, Warren Ray Miller. Two (probable) additional sons, Albert E. and George F., and a daughter, Ida L. included in earlier census records. John and Sarah were originally from NY.
Laurie Saikin <lsaikin@ridgecrest.ca.us> 1 Feb 1997

BISHOP - see HANNA
BISHOP - see WOODS

BODELL
I am looking for information on the BODELL Family, especially country of origin. John Bodell, my husband's great grandfather, was first listed as a resident of Fremont, Nebraska in 1885. He was married to Elizabeth and had a three year old daughter at that time. The Fremont newspaper reported the death of his mother on October 9, 1896 in Silver Creek with no name or other information. Please contact me if you have any information about the Bodell family in Merrick county. Thank you.
Rosanne Chloupek. <RCchloupek@aol.com> 10 Jun 1998

BONKER - see BUNKER

BORSKER, EGGERT, GIESE, HOOD, KOLP/KLOP
GIESE, Joachim; b. 9 Nov. 1841 Holstein, Germany; married Susanna E. KOLP/KLOP on 15 Jan 1869 at Davenport, Scott Co. Iowa; died 10 April 1893, probably at Chapman, Merrick Co, Nebraska. All his children were born there: Ernie Carolien Giese b. 19 Nov. 1870; Mary Elisabet Giese b. 30 May 1871 m. Mr. Bayne; Bertha Sarah Giese b. 27 May 1874 m. Mr. HOOD, Henry August Giese b. 23 Aug 1876, Willie Joachim Giese b. 20 Oct 1879, Amelia Doris Giese b. 18 Feb 1881 m. Mr. Young EGGERT; Reinhard Giese b. 23 Feb 1883, Minnie Almienie Giese b. 29 Jan 1886 m. Mr. BORSKER; Harrison Benjamin Giese b. 3 Apr 1889 m. Ethel Viola EMRY
Ida Menge <idebock@smtp.mms.gov> or <Ida_Debock@smtp.mms.gov> 9 Dec 1996

BRANNAN, KING *
Andrew BRANNAN and wife Sarah Jane [KING] were in the Merrick Co, NE area between 1874 and 1881. This is based on three children being born in the county between these years - Orville Captain, Linnie Leota, and Minnie Estella. Also, 1880 Census, ED194, Family 63, Unorganized Territory, NE, p 24, 25 June, 1880, I think places them in Merrick County. Occupation on this census lists Farrier, or Farmer -- could be read as either, although I have heard family recounts of a Brannan who was a Farrier in Nebraska, so I lean toward that. Would love to learn more about my great-great grandfather, his family and their time in Nebraska. Thanks.
John M. Baker <JBaker1516@aol.com> 24 Jan 1998

BROWN, MORGAN
MORGANs and BROWNs of Clarks Nebraska 1850-1997. Beginning with Thomas G. and Hanna Morgan, Children, Mary, Thomas G., Sarah, William, Kati and Sophionia. Alfred and Sophie Brown and children Julius Alfred and Mildred BROWN. William and Matilda BROWN and children, Jack, Frederick, Alfred, William, and Joseph.
Patricia Gonzales <lea@gte.net> 14 May 1997

BUMP - see BARNES
BURGER? - see MOOMEY

BUNKER, BONKER, DYKEMAN, WINTERS
John BUNKER/BONKER born Delaware Co, NY appears in the 1880 Merrick Co, NE census age 42 living with his wife, Lucy and children: Christina, Edward, Agnes, Emma, and Elsie. His wife Lucy appears in the 1885 Merrick Co census living with her parents, Samuel Peter DYKEMAN and Christina WINTERS. Does anyone know if John Bunker/Bonker is buried in a Merrick County cemetery since he disappears there? Thanks.
Cathy Morgan <icmorgan@worldnet.att.net> 11 Aug 1998

CANTERBERRY - see COLE

CASWELL, DONNELLY/DONLEY, HOWE, JAYNES/JAMES, LESTER, RING
CASWELL VT>IN>MI>NE 1846-1955. Looking for info (and descendants) of Guy CASWELL and Almira RING. Had at least 2 children Louisa and George Henry CASWELL. George b 1846 VT, enlisted in civil war in IN, Married Laura HOWE April 1867 in Sturgis MI and had 6 known children. Erwin b 1868 Allegan Co., MI m Orel LESTER Aug 1899 in NE; Clarence E. b Dec 1869; Hattie Laura b May 1873, Prarie Island Precinct, Merrick Co., NE married Charles Franklin DONNELLY/DONLEY; Luther Gay 1874-1896 NE; Herbert G. b 1876; Orville Dee (O.D.) b 1879 NE married Myrtle JAYNES or JAMES in 1906 The family lived in Merrick Co for a time before moving on to Nance Co. NE
LuShelle <LuShellef@yahoo.com> 6 Apr 1997

CHRISTENSEN - see COLE

COLE, ADLE, BECKWITH, CHRISTENSEN, TRAIL, FOSTER, HELGESON, LACY, CANTERBERRY*
I would like to correspond with anyone researching any of the following: Arza (J.A./John) COLE, born 1825, Dutchess Co., NY; married Sarah ADLE in 1848 St. Joseph Co., IN, died 1910 Central City, Merrick, NE. Children of Arza and Sarah: Alma (b 1849, spouse F. BECKWITH); Alice L. (see below); Arthur (b 1854); Armand (b 1856); Aida/Ada (b 1858, spouse W. CHRISTENSEN), Adora (b 1865); Annetta (b 1866); Amanda Maude (b 1871, spouse Henry TRAIL).
     Alice L. COLE, b 1850/1852 in Indiana; m William FOSTER ca 1870, Central City, Merrick NE; died ca 1947 in Emporia, KS. Children: Hamlet (b 1872, spouse Helena HELGESON); Sadie Bell (b 1874, spouse John LACY); Bertie May (b 1876); George (b 1879); and Harry Archibald.  Alice's second spouse: Willard PARKER. Daughter from that marriage: Hattie, b 1893, d 1964 (spouse Sid CANTERBERRY).
Terry Owenby,<timeless5@verizon.net> Troutdale, OR 25 Mar 1998 (address change 27 May 2005)
(postmarked 7 Jan 1980, making this the query that has been longest in transit <grin>.)

COLWELL
Seeking information on Herbert William COLWELL who was born in Nebraska. Herbert married Mary G. CHESBRO in Oswego Cty, NY State on July 24, 1909. He indicated on his marriage lic. that he was 21 years at that time and that he was born in Nebraska. At the time of the marriage Herbert was living in Syracuse, NY. He listed his father as Dorr COLWELL. He indicated he did not know his mother but referenced that she was born in France.
Jim Leogue <seamus64@bellsouth.net> 4 Sep 1998

COOLIDGE, PARSONS
Looking for any info on COOLIDGE and PARSONS. COOLIDGE 's lived in Central City, Palmer and Silver Creek areas, 1870 to about 1930. PARSONS lived in Palmer area, 1875 to about 1930.
KCOOLIDGE <KCooli4087@aol.com> 17 Nov 1997

CORY/COREY, MERRICK, STUDLEY*
I am interested in finding out about my ancestors who resided in Nebraska from the 1860's. Apparently my Grandfather was a rogue - at best - and has been a non-entity throughout my life. He was Russell Alger STUDLEY - married in Osceola, NE about 1910 to my Grandmother - Darlene Margaret MERRICK. They went to Omaha after their marriage. Her father was William MERRICK - Mother was Lulu May CORY (COREY). I would be particularly interested in information about the Merricks (I have a long history of Cory's) and Russell Studley's lineage. If you can provide me with information and other resources I would appreciate your input.
Scott Studley <Scocas@prodigy.net> 3 May 1997

CREMEEN

George Washington Cremeen was born July 26, 1858 in Ohio, died January 28, 1940 in Silver Creek Merrick Co. Ne. He married Flora Ann Riley abt. 1878 in California Junction, Iowa, daughter of ? Riley and Angline Riley (this is two different Riley families). George's parents died when he was about 7 or 8 years old somewhere between Ohio and Iowa or Nebraska. George was brought to Iowa or Nebraska by another family. Who? When? Where? I have little information on the Riley family. But do have lots of information on George and Flora Cremeen's 9 children, three born in California Junction--Henry Morice 1879, Mary Etta 1881, and Alvin T. 1883. The other 6 children were all born in Osceola Nebraska--Walter Tomas 1885, Clara May 1887, Chauncey Auther 1887, Adina Belle 1891, Mable Ellen 1893, LeRoy 1896 d. 1901. / One foster or step daughter Minnie Kaminske, Think she is the daughter of a second wife, but unsure of that. / Would like contact with anyone that might know something about this family.

Charmaine Keith <charmain@southwind.net> 14 Mar 1998

NOTE:  25 Aug 2005 Recieved word that Charmaine has passsed away.

COSTLOW - see RICHARDS
CRAWFORD - see LUCAS

DAILEY - see McALLISTER
DAVIS - see GORRELL/GARRELL

DeMOSS
Looking for information on the family of Wesley DeMOSS . Wesley moved to this area after 1870. He died May 3, 1881 at Grand Island, buried Central City . Please contact
KKD <kkd1224@aol.com> 4 May 1997

DIZNEY/DISNEY - see BENNET
DONNELLY/DONLEY - see CASWELL
DONOVAN - see HALL
DUGHMAN - see BEETEM
DYKEMAN - see BUNKER

ECKLES, STERLING
Looking for information related to George ECKLES, who resided in Omaha (Douglas Co, NE) late 1800s to cira 1940. His brother James A. ECKLES (Merrick Co, NE) was my great grandfather. Their father, Albert ECKLES lived near Ft Wayne, IN (Allen Co). Would like to extend family tree prior to Albert Eckles. Albert's wife was Margaret STERLING.
Terry Eckles <Taeckles@prodigy.net> 30 Sep 1997

EGGERT: see BORSKER

ELLIS, SPENCE
I noticed under the listing of UPRR listing, the name of L.G. ELLIS. My GGgrandmother may have been in Central City in 1867, as records for her daughter Clara Celestial SPENCE seem to indicate that Clara was born in Central City. I know that Sarah Ellis SPENCE, wife of Thomas SPENCE was living in Davis County, Iowa near Floris throughout most of their married life, where Thomas engaged in farming, working for a coal mining company, and was also a blacksmith. My Ggrandfather was born near Floris, Davis County, Iowa in 1862. Clara was his sister, and she is shown as being born in Nebraska in 1867. Were there any ELLIS folks living in Central City at that period of time? Any help with this mystery would be greatly appreciated! Thanks,
Joe Spence <spencefly@oregontrail.net> P.O. Box 217, Enterprise, OR 97828 3 Jan 1998

EMERY - see LUCAS

FINDLEY, SHAFFER
I am looking for any information on Martin P. FINDLEY, who lived in Central City from the 1870's until his death on 20 Nov 1894. He was a veteran of the Civil War (enlisted twice in Ohio). The name of his last wife was Mary C. FINDLEY. She had been married to a John SHAFFER, who died 10 Feb 1881. I would also like information on her, and any other relatives. I have information on many generations before Martin, but very little on him. Thank you,
Jim Moses <jmoses@X2.alliance.net> 28 Feb 28 1998 21:07

FOSTER: see COLE
FULLER: see BESSEY

GAGE, HILL
I am looking for information on Alonzo GAGE, who I believe died abt 1911 possibly in Merrick Co., NE. His wife's name was Clarissa HILL and she died 3/16/1898. His sons names were William C. & Perry, and his daughter was Clarissa of Catherine L.
Pam Gage Ferguson <gagegene@geocities.com> 18 Aug 1997

GARRELL - see GORRELL
GETSINGER: see BESSEY

GIBSON
Need info about E M GIBSON who was listed as a cattle buyer in Clarksville, NE in 1891. He was a newspaper owner/publisher in Aztec, New Mexico in 1895-97. He died in the Aztec area in Dec 1898. Am interested in family and any other information about EM Gibson.
Karen Perce <perceengineering@cnetco.com> 21 Jun 1998

GIESE - see BORSKER
GILMER - see VAN SICKLE

GORRELL/GARRELL, DAVIS, JOHNSON, SLOSSEN/SLOSSON
Attempting to find any records for Sarah Ann GORRELL, or her descendants. Sarah was born March 5, 1830 in Trumbull Ohio. She married William DAVIS December 4, 1849, in Wells Co. Indiana. They children were Hanna J. born in 1849, Philena born in 1853, John A. born in 1855, Andrew B. born in 1856, Isaac N. born in 1858, and Charles born in 1860. On November 22, 1860 she married James JOHNSON in Allen Co. Indiana. They had at least one child Jesse E. JOHNSON born in 1861, married Cora SLOSSEN on December 25, 1888, in Clarksville, Merrick Co. Nebraska. On September 6, 1878 she married Leonard N. JOHSON, in Clarksville, Merrick Co. Nebraska. She died March 5, 1903. What I would like to know is where is she buried? Did any of the DAVIS children move to Nebraska with her? Where their any other JOHSON children, and did they come to Nebraska?
George Gorrell <GeorgeGorr@Aol.com> 14 Aug 1998
Response - Sarah Gorrell married third - Leonard Slosson. Please see the following records:
     Merrick Co NE Marriage Records Book A p192 #192
     1880 Fed. Census NE ED113 p10 D65 F70: Clarksville Rct, Merrick, NE
     1900 Fed. Census NE ED134 p4b D77 F78: Clarks, Clarksville, Merrick, NE

GREENUP: see BEETEM

GURNEY
My grandmother, Blanche Pearl GURNEY, was born in Archer, NE, 5 Dec 1903. I do not know the names of her parents. She had a brother Frank born in 1900, and a sister named Mabel. I am looking for information on her family around 1890-1905.
John Stukes <john_stukes@hotmail.com> 22 Jul 1998

HAHN: see SWANSON

HALL, DONOVAN*
Seeking information on Rose HALL who married Ross DONOVAN. Rose's Father was J.C. HALL who moved from Iowa to Chapman. According to his obit he was well known & liked. I would like to obtain information on Rose and Ross.
Lorie Norton <tljkn@fisi.net> 20 Jul 1998
Response:  Merrick Co Marriages Bk C, p121 shows a Rosa Hall daughter of James C. Hall married John Donovan. This family has an article in Merrick Co History, Vol I p 178. Copy of article available by contacting the local historical society (see lookups page).

HANNA, BISHOP*
David HANNA married Minnie BISHOP in Piper City, Ford Co., IL about 1875. David Hanna is found in the 1890 Farmers Directory in Merrick Co. with a P.O. of Central City. There are two Hanna ladies mentioned in the Merrick Co. marriages, Abbie and Lena, and two Hanna men listed in marriages, Ernest and Matthew. Are these four Hanna's the children of David and Minnie Bishop Hanna? Researching the Hanna family from Ballymoney Parish, Co. Antrim to PA and most settling in IL.
Susan Ulfers Campell <Missfiz@aol.com> 2 Jul 1998
Response:  Full text extraction of the marriage records is available on-line and shows that Lena, Ernest & Matthew were children of David & Minnie Bishop HANNA. Abbie had different parents.

HELGESON: see COLE

HENDERSON
I am looking for the death date of Mary A. HENDERSON, wife of Charles C. Henderson. The 1880 census of Clarksville list both her and her husband, son and daughter-in-law. The 1885 state census lists Charles as a widower. I would appreciate if some one could look up the info in the death records for the county. Thank you very much.
Earl Reid <earl2315@delphi.com> 27 Apr 1998

HIATT: see BECKWITH
HILL: see GAGE

HOFFMAN, BENNET
Trying to find any information on the HOFFMAN family in Central City approx 1887. Conrad HOFFMAN married a Mrs. Clara E. BENNET in 1887 at her residence in Central City. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Lee Mills <millsmob@shoal.net.au> 30 Jun 1998

HOOD - see BORSKER
HOWE - see CASWELL
HUGES - see LUCAS

JAYNES/JAMES: see CASWELL

JOHANSSON
I am searching for information about an ancestor of mine who emigrated to the USA in 1889. His name was Johan Henric JOHANSSON and he was born on the 24 Dec 1864. I have reason to believe he intended to settle down in Clarks, Nebraska. I am grateful for any information that may cast some light on his further fate.
Hans Traven <hans.traven@enator.se> 22 Apr 1997

JOHNSON - see GORRELL/GARRELL

KEIZUR - see RICHARDS
KING: see BRANNAN
KOLP/KLOP: see BORSKER

KYES
Trying to locate cemetery nearest Archer where several KYES are buried. Need address or phone number for this cemetery. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Ronald L. Kyes <kyes2@webtv.net> 11 Jun 1997

LACY: see COLE
LESTER: see CASWELL

LIND
Searching for any information regarding Charles Enoch LIND, b. abt 1850 in IL. & living near Central City, NE in 1898. Any information about him or his family will be greatly appreciated.
Chuck Robinson <VillageBks@aol.com> 5 Feb 1997

LUCAS, CRAWFORD, EMERY, SWAN, HUGHES*
Seeking information on the Lucas brothers in Central City, NE.
     Jonas Emery LUCAS - Banker in Central City
     Charles LUCAS - Banker in Central City
     Thomas LUCAS - Farmer in Central City
Other siblings located in Warren County, IA. The Lucas family moved from Greene County, PA to Warren County, IA in 1864. Not sure when the Lucas brother moved to Nebraska. I have information on Lucas family going back to PA. Willing to share information. Associated families include: HUGHES, SWAN, CRAWFORD, EMERY, LUCAS
Steven W. Hornaday <shornaday@ftc-i.net> 12 Dec 1998

MADISON, STORY
We are looking for information about my wifes great-grandparents, Hans (?) and Hanna (?) MADISON, born in Denmark and settled around Clarks. Also any information on their children, siblings of Minnie MADISON STORY. Perhaps there are descendents still living in the area. We believe that she had sisters named Hanna, Margaret, Sena, Lottie (?) and brother Dewey. We think there were more children but do not have any names. Any information would be appreciated.
Beverly L. & William L. Meek <bmeek_of@email.msn.com> 5 Jun 1998

MANNING, SHIVELY
The lookup I need is for Frank MANNING. He married Agnes SHIVELY, who was born in NE 19 Oct 1888, and died in Eugene, OR 13 May 1964.
I would appreciate anything and everything you could find on Frank and/or Agnes. Thank you "VERY" much
Gary Hartford <glhartford@pacwest.net> Tues 16 Dec 1997

MAURER
Am in need of information on Grover MAURER, my grandfather who I believe was born in Schuyler. He died in Silver Creek, Merrick Co. Anything would be of help. Thanks, Scott.
Scott A. Maurer <smaurer@csd.net> 23 Mar 1997

McALLISTER, RICHARDSON, DAILEY*
The McALLISTER family came to the U.S. in 1850 from Scotland and eventually settled in Grand Island, Hall, Ne. Austin Nathaniel RICHARDSON of Vt.? and his wife, Laura A. DAILEY of Ft. Ann, Washington, N.Y. settled in Clarks Merrick, Ne. abt 1860. Their daughter, Harriet Georgia RICHARDSON married Edwin Wallace McALLISTER. These two are my grandparents. Any help is appreciated!
Judy <pnjwmz@juno.com> 12 Jun 1998
Response: Two children of AN & Laura Richardson appear in early Merrick Co. Marriage Books. Laura Richardson appears as widow in 1890 Veteran's Census. Article in Merrick History, Vol I, p 337 includes photo of the Richardson gravestone, and extract (copy available by mail from local historical society - see lookups page for address).

McCOY
Looking for information on my father's uncle, Melvin John McCOY, b. December, 1898, in Hamilton County, Nebraska. Melvin was living in Clarks, Merrick County, NE in 1922. Lost track of him after that. Did he marry? Any descendants? Thank You.
John McCoy <jhmccoy@efn.org> 9 Jun 1997

MILLER, PEABODY, WILSON
I am looking for any information for John and Alcinda (PEABODY) MILLER. Their son, Louis Monroe MILLER b:4 Aug 1879 in Central City, Merrick County, NE; d:16 Dec 1955 Loomis, WA; m: Della Mae WILSON. Any information about them would be greatly appreciated and I'd love to contact anyone with ties to this family.
Deniece Miller <deniece@televar.com> 9 Sep 1997

MILLER: see WOODS

MILLS, TAYLOR
I am the great great grandson of Richard Lock MILLS and Elizabeth Eliza KNIGHT. Mr. Mills was born in Exbourne, Devonshire, England on September 22, 1833, and Elizabeth was born in Devonport, Devonshire, England on November 6, 1840. They were married in Bristol on April 7, 1861, and sailed for the United States of America approximately 1 month later. I, along with other relatives, have research on the Mills family, in Devonshire, several generations back from Mr. and Mrs. Mills, and also through to their great great great grandchildren. Mr. & Mrs Mills settled in Central City Nebraska in the late 1860's and lived there until their deaths on July 29, 1919 (Richard) and May 1, 1921 (Elizabeth). Several of their children were born and married in Central City, Merrick County, NE. I am looking for information on the Mills family in Central City, obituaries, marriage notices, etc., and information on the Mills descendants. We have a family tree covering approximately ten generations of the Mills family. I am also interested in obtaining information on my Great Grandmother and Great Grandfather, Emma Jane MILLS (daughter of Richard and Elizabeth) and Oscar P. TAYLOR, who were married in Central City on December 2, 1886.
Thanks, Greg Humphrey, 10 Black Hawk Heights, Fort Madison, Iowa 52627
Greg Humphrey <humphrey@interl.net> 19 Jun 1998

MOOMEY, BURGER?
Looking for any references to any MOOMEY living in Nebraska. I believe there was an Alnetta Burger married to a Moomey, although I may be wrong there :-) What I would like is to hear from anyone who has came across the Moomey family name in their research. I believe that there is still living Moomeys in Nebraska, please contact me.
Seth Moomey <Serge88888@aol.com> 9 Nov 1998

MOORE
Searching for information on Walter Leroy MOORE and his father William W. MOORE. These are my relatives on my father's side and I have little information. One thing I am curious about is the rumors that I have heard about the criminal activities of my great grandfather WALTER LEROY MOORE b. July 13, 1895 in Central City.
Mary Flodman <maryflod@sprynet.com> 26 Jan 1997

MORGAN*
MORGAN, Thomas G. and Hanna MORGAN, born in Wales came to the USA abt 1840-1860 to become a part of the Mormon Church. Had several children in Utah and Iowa and finally settled & died I believe in Merrick County NE in Clarks. They had many children born from the 1850's to my grandmother who was the last born in 1870 in Clarks, NE. Children were Mary, Thomas, James, Edward, William, Hanna, and more.
Patricia L. Gonzales <lea@gte.net> 14 Aug 1997

MORGAN - see BROWN
MORGAN - see PLANTS / PLANTZ
MORRIS - see PLANTS / PLANTZ
MUDGE - see BENNET

MUHL
I am interested in locating a contact for the Chapman Cemetary. In particular the dates for Peter MUHL (ca.1890), Juergen MUHL (ca.1900) and Wiebke MUHL (ca.1915) all of whom I believe are buried there.
W. Muhl <Barb449@aol.com> 20 Dec 1997

MYHOFFER: see ROMM

NIETFELD
Henry (1901) and Robert (1908) NIETFELD were born and baptized some place around Worms, Nebraska. Would anyone be able to check with Zion Lutheran Church? Thanks
Luci Stoelting <cstoelti@cc-cci.net> 26 Dec 1998

PARKER - see PERSINGER
PARSLEY - see PLANTS / PLANTZ
PARSONS - see COOLIDGE
PEABODY - see MILLER

PERSINGER, PARKER, SHINE
Is anyone familiar with the book "A History of Merrick County" From "the beginning to 1894 or 1895"? This was written by my Grandfather, C.E. PERSINGER. I obtained the microfilm some years back and made copies of the pages. Some of the microfilm was poor and I can't make out all the words and I think I'm missing page(s) at the end of the book. I feel like it's not quite complete. Also, the pictures did not come out very well. The contents of the book appeared in the "Nonpareil" in the form of columns during the months of March to August, 1895 ??, at which time my grandfather was editor of the "Nonpareil". Would anyone be able to help me complete this book?
     Would anyone have information on Newton Reid PERSINGER, my gGrandfather? or his brothers, William Irvin, Franklin Moses, or John Milton, or my grandfathers cousin, Milton A. PERSINGER.
     
I'm also looking for information on my grandmothers side. Cora Shine PARKER, married to Frank PARKER. Cora (COE) was my grandmothers aunt. I'm trying to trace the SHINE name. My grandmothers maiden name was Margaret (Daisy) SHINE before she married C.E. PERSINGER. Her fathers name was John SHINE, RR worker. Margaret spent time with the PARKER family in Central City. Thanks for any help,
Sharon Ray <slar@rmci.net> 14 Sep 1998

PLANTS / PLANTZ, PARSLEY, MORRIS, MORGAN
My grandmother was Clara Elizabeth [MORGAN] CLAUFF. Feb 18, 1876 - July 27, 1960. She had 6 half brothers and half sisters by the name of MORRIS. Their mother was Evaline Elizabeth [Plants] Morris Morgan. I am in the process of putting a PLANT/PLANTS/PLANTZ Family History Book together and would like to correspond with the descendants of E. Elizabeth [Plants] MORRIS MORGAN. C. Elizabeth "Lizzie" [Morgan] Clauff's half brothers and half sisters were: (1) Louisa [Morris] married Robert D. JAMISON in 1879 at Louisa County Iowa: (2) David Leonard Morris married Virginia Isabelle McCRAY in 1884 at Louisa County Iowa. His son, James Earl Morris, married Daisy Maude SHIVELY of Central City NE on Dec 20, 1919. (3) Margaret [Morris] ROBINSON; (4) John Morris; (5) Katherine [Morris] married Walker GIERHART; and (6) Edward Morris.
Reta L. Kleve <RKleve@yahoo.com> 16 Nov 1998

RICHARDS, COSTLOW, KEIZUR, WARD, YARBROUGH
Selah Roseanna RICHARDS b.19 Dec. 1859 IN, m: James M. WARD b. 1853 IA. They married 8 Oct. 1878 Central City, NE, they both died in Sacramento, CA. Their children are: Louis Jewell Ward b.1Sep 1879 Central City, Ne. Lowell Ulysses b.10 April 1881, *Laura Maybelle b.11 Jan 1883, (m.James Edward YARBROUGH), Laurence Almon b.3 Apr 1885, Eli Alonzo, Lillie Florence, Daisey Olive, George Madison, Violet Catherine, Selah Leona Della.
     James Madison WARD had six brothers, William, Joseph, Joel, George, Milton, Emma and Ruth. The parents of this family was: John C. and Cathrine July COSTLOW WARD. Ruth and Joel went to Condon, Oregon. They both married into the KEIZUR family. Will be happy to share all info on this family, so far know very little.
Texann J. Johnson <pokey@seark.net> 23 Jun 1998

RICHARDSON - see McALLISTER
RING - see CASWELL

ROMM, MYHOFFER, STRIECH, TREWEILER
I am looking for William Frederick ROMM. He is supposedly buried in the Clarks Cememtary in Merrick County. He had two, possibly three, wives: Lousie STRIECH, Alvina MYHOFFER, and Gertie TREWEILER. He lived in HOLT County during the 1900 census. Alvina or Gertie was born in PIERCE County. He was born in October of 1853 and died in either 1924 or 1927. His last name was changed when he came to America from Germany. I am specifically looking for his parent's names or the name change information.
W Hickman <hickman@unix.asb.com> 21 Sep 1997

SEIM, WAGNER
SEIM and WAGNER families of Merrick Co. Interested in exchanging information with anyone who has these surnames in their family tree.
Sharon S. KUNARD <Sskunard@aol.com> 7 Jun 7 1997

SHAFFER - see FINDLEY
SHINE - see PERSINGER
SHIVELY - see MANNING
SIMMS - see STEFFY
SLOSSEN/SLOSSON - see GORRELL/GARRELL

SOLT
I am seeking information on the SOLT family that was in Merrick County, and may still be in Merrick Co. These SOLT's are ultimately related to the SOLT families in Pennsylvania, and back into Germany. Any and all information, hints, tips, suggestions, etc. is appreciated.
Cheryl Solt <a038057t@bc.seflin.org> 12 May 1998

SPENCE - see ELLIS

STEFFEY, SIMMS, TYSON
William A STEFFEY and Kate SIMMS parents of of Frank Steffey who married Nina Gertrude TYSON. All happened in Merrick Co in Clarksville or Central City, 1880 - 1920. If you are researching this line as well please email me at hagoth1@earthlink.net. I would like to compare notes.
Stan Glenn <hagoth1@earthlink.net> 17 Apr 1998

STERLING - see ECKLES
STORY - see MADISON
STRIECH - see ROMM
STUDLEY - see CORY
SWAN - see LUCAS

SWANSON, HAHN
Looking for a Paul Benjamin SWANSON (Swenson or Svenson?), b. 1899, m. Rosietta Alvina HAHN. Thanks!
Andi Wise <andwis@teleport.com> 17 Dec 1997

TAYLOR - see MILLS
THOMPSON - see WOODS

TOOLEY
Looking for death info (dates) for Mayme TOOLEY (b.26 Nov. 1908), wife of Roller TOOLEY who died in or around Central City, Merrick Co. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.
Ronald L. Kyes <kyes1@hotmail.com> 23 Nov 1998
Note: Kyes Surname Exchange at <http://members.tripod.com/~kyes/kyes1.html>

TRAIL - see COLE
TREWEILER - see ROMM
TYSON - see STEFFEY

VAN SICKLE, GILMER
Seeking information on VAN SICKLE family. Algert Raymond VAN SICKLE m. Mabel Fern GILMER. Son: Raymond Verle VAN SICKLE b. 17 Feb 1911 Palmer, Merrick Cty, Nebraska.
Linda <Fluffie@worldnet.att.net> 2 Nov 1998

WAGNER - see SEIM
WARD - see RICHARDS
WILSON - see MILLER
WINTERS - see BUNKER

WOODS, BISHOP, MILLER, THOMPSON
I have a newspaper clipping from Central City dated March 1, 1904 telling of a fire destroying the home of Mrs. Delilah WOODS. She was married to Samuel WOODS, both ? born in NE. Samuel served and was a prisoner during the civil war and returned to Central City. Children: John Clinton, Mary Alice m. THOMPSON, Aramenta m. MILLER, Charles E, and Evart, or Everet. John Clinton WOODS, m. Florence Ellen BISHOP both born in NE. Their children: Myrtle Alice, Bernice and Forrest WOODS
Alice Howe <Giffted@alaweb.com> 3 Oct 1997

YARBROUGH - see RICHARDS

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