Merrick County Nebraska Queries


Queries submitted Jan. 1999 to Jan. 2001
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ADAMS - see TOOLEY
ADAMS - see WETHERELL
ALLEN - see PUTMAN

ANDERSON
Seeking possible proof of birth on Charles Andrew ANDERSON, b 7 Sep 1876 Central City, and prrof of birth & death of William Henry ANDERSON, the two first born children of: Susan Emily COFFMAN ANDERSON and Andres Gust (Gustaf, Gustav) ANDERSON. If you have info,or can direct me where to find it, please e-mail me at
Nelda <nalkadhimi@aol.com> Thanks! 5 Feb 2000

ANNABLE
I am seeking information on William ANNABLE b July 22, 1900 (I do not know where). He died in March 1980 while residing in Silver Creek Twp, Merrick Cty, NE. He got his SS card in NE and his death benefits were paid to someone in Central City.
Audrey Annable Franklin <jrfranklin@earthlink.net> 8 Nov 2000

BAIRD - see WHERRETT

BARTS, NEWSHAM, TURNER, WOOD
My GGGrandfather and GGGrandmother, Edward NEWSHAM and Bertha BARTS were married in Nebraska, possibly Merrick Co. Would like any info that might be available. We've lost contact with other family members and wonder if they stayed in the area.
Thomas Turner of Cashmere, WA <Forest5342@aol.com> 8 Mar 1999

BECKWITH - see GITCHEL
BENDISH - see SENKBILE

BENSON, WOODS, HAYS
Seeking information on families of Willie or Willis BENSON and Addie or Addis WOODS. Willie is son of Fanny T. HAYS and Fnu BENSON. Not sure of Addie's parents, but s/he is related to Nathan L. HAYS. Both are listed in 1899 as next of kin in a petition for proof of Will of Nathan L. Hays, of Starkey, Yates Co., NY. They are listed in 1899 as residents of Silver Creek, NE. In 1879, Fanny T. HAYS/BENSON was listed as a resident of Cherry Hill, Platt Co., NE. Have information on ancestry of Willie and am willing to share. Thanks!
Terrill Hayes <thayes@ncia.com> 17 Nov 2000
18 Nov 2000 - Find the following -
     Alson & Fanny (Hays) Benson can be found in the 1870 Census in Platte Co., NE (Columbus Pct); in the 1880 Census (ED94 p9 D5 F5: Butler Pct, Platte, NE); and in the 1885 Census (ED629 p15 D107 F107: Loupe Twp, Platte, NE). Both are deceased before 1900; were buried at Jackson Cemetery in Platte County. We have no information about any relationship to Nathan L. Hays.
     Addie Benson Harris Woods - dau of Alson & Fanny Benson - appears in 1880 Fed. Census ED94: Butler Pct, Platte, NE - married to second husband and with assorted children of the first marriages of both herself (all surnamed Harris & born in Illinois), and her husband George T. Woods (his children mostly born NY).
     William D Benson (son of Alson & Fanny Hayes Benson), married Caroline Carlow in Platte County and is found in 1880 Fed. Census ED94: Butler Pct, Platte, NE; in 1900 Fed. Census NE ED51 p17B D392 F405: Schuyler Ward 2, Schuyler, Colfax, NE; and in 1920 Fed. Census NE ED187 p20a D444 F449: Columbus Ward 2, Platte, NE. We apparently missed him in 1885 & 1910 census records.
    A brother - Marritt (Merritt?) Benson married Mary Carlow, sister of Caroline Carlow. Sister - Malissa (Melissa?) Benson married Charles Lacy/Lucy/Locy (assorted spellings) and later turns up with surname Moore living with her brother William in 1920.
     Quickly scanning through our files - this family included descendents that lived in Polk County at one time, so there are several counties to be searched. The first generation married in Platte County. You might be interested in securing extracts of Platte Marriage Book 1B, and the cemetery extracts for rural Platte County. Books are available through NSGS - website is http://www.rootsweb.com/~nesgs.
     There are marriage records for a couple grandchildren in Merrick County (those are posted on this website).
     The Platte Valley Kinseekers (Genealogy Society in Platte County) may be able to do a survey of extracted records for you, please write to them and inquire about their fees (see Platte website). They have huge 3x5 card files developed over many years - you could probably get death dates & obits from them. P.S. - Platte Book 1B, extracts from "Ancestree" (Journal of NSGS). Article probably posted in last couple days on Platte Co website.

BIVENS - see GITCHEL

BORSKER, EGGERT, GIESE, KOLP, HOOD, BAYNE
Living in and around Chapman, Merrick Co., Nebraska: Joachim Giese and wife Susanna Kolp/Klop. In 1900 his son Henry Giese and wife of one year Anna are living in Vieregg; says that his mother is born in PA... there are also two sisters who married in the area: Mary E. Giese married John O. Bayne, and Bertha Giese married Charles H. Hood. Any descendants in the area with any more information on the ancestors of Joachim Giese and Susanna? 6 Nov 2000
Update 10 Apr 2001 - 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 <idamarie@rocketmail.com> 6 Nov 2000
Response: Henry & his wife are mentioned in bio of her parent: Fred A. Stratmann. Please see Compendium of History Remininscense & Biography of NE, page 321: http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ne/topic/resources/OLLibrary/Comp_NE/index.htm

BOYLE - see DARROW
BRAKEMAN - see PUTMAN
BROWN - see WETHERELL

BROWN, SOWERS, YOUNGMAN, PEMBERTON, THOMPSON, MASSINGALE
William L. BROWN b Clarksville NE, Dec 4, 1817 m Susan Ann SOWERS. Children were Geo. Washington, William F., Clarissa, Emily Jane, James, Joseph Richard, Charley and Wesley. Per census information William was in Merrick Co. Later I find him, his daughter Emily Jane and his son-in-law Charles MASSINGALE in Valentine, Cherry Co. NE. I am descended from Joseph Richard and Sarah Anna YOUNGMAN, but am looking for anyone descended from this family. I will gladly share my information. Married to Browns were family names of Sowers, Youngman, Pemberton, Thompson and many Massingales.
Jeff Watson <Evr_Green@msn.com> 9 Apr 2000

BUTTS - see NICKEL

CAMPBELL*
Looking for descendants of Eldridge CAMPBELL, wife Cordelia (?), living in Clarksville in 1880 with the following children: Iver E. age 10 (went to Nance Co.); Edd (probably Edwin) age 8; Melvina E. age 5 (went to Wyoming); J Will (probably James William who went to Nance Co.). May B. born 1882 was living with father and stepmother Grace in 1900 in Nance County. Cordelia died before 1887, probably in Clarksville. Eldridge died 1901 in Nance County.
Don and Mary Saban <dsaban@trib.com> 15 Jan 1999

CARSTENS - see GROTZKY

CLARK, BUCKINGHAM
I am looking for information on the Guy CLARK family . He was the son of David Y. CLARK. that lived in Central City. They came from New York. I know George and Guy both became doctors . Guy married Rena BUCKINGHAM. Rens parents were Jesse Buckingham and Flora Cook. Would like to find more information on them. If anyone can help me it be most appreciated. Thanks to everyone.
Bonnie <bstarman@nebi.com> 30 Nov 2000
Response 12/1/00 - For David Clark and descendents - the following records can be found on-line:
Nance Co., NE Marriage Record Book 2 p167- http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nenance/
Merrick Co, NE -1900 Fed. Census NE ED136 p10b D213 F216: Central City Ward 2, Merrick, NE; and Marriage Records Book D p164 #1518: Central City (see on-line resources)
NEGenWeb OLLibrary - Who's Who in Nebraska - http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ne/topic/resources/OLLibrary/who1940/whowho40.html (see Gosper Co, p488)
Compendium of History Remininscense & Bio. of NE - http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ne/topic/resources/OLLibrary/Comp_NE/index.htm
see bio of David Y. Clark, pp287-8.

COLE - see GITCHEL
COLE - see McKENDRY

COLTMAN, THOMAS, REID, ALDRICH, MARSHALL, WARD
I'm trying to trace two members of the COLTMAN family from Richland Co (OHIO?) who came to Silver Creek, Merrick Co about 1877 with their husbands: Mary A. COLTMAN & Alfred THOMAS, and her sister, Susan COLTMAN & Jacob REID, M.D. Known branches include WARD, ALDRICH, and MARSHALL. Thanks!
Tony White <poet@netwiz.net> 27 Jun 2000

COOK
Looking for information on William COOK was suppose to have lived in or around Central City in 1923. As listed in his sister's obituary. His parents were Nathan Cook and Dorcas (JAY) Cook.Thanks for any help.
Bonnie <bstarman@nebi.com> 30 Nov 2000

COX - see WELCH

DARROW, RUTHERFORD, BOYLE
I have written three different times to Palmer, NE for an obit and/or information as to where I can get one. I did not know what else to do. I was there several years ago trying to get information on Mary Marie BOYLE (RUTHERFORD) DARROW. She and her husband James L.DARROW are buried in the Palmer cem, I believe in the first row of stones. Mary died in 1914.
LaRea Rose <snooks@amigo.net> 29 May 2000
Response 29 May 2000: You will need the full death date in order to get an obituary. First, secure the death certificate from NE State Vitals Office. (See Rutherford query below for death date.)  Next - write to Merrick Co Historical Museum (see lookups page), or the Central City Library, or NE State Historical Society. Send donation and SASE with your request for a copy of the obit from the newspaper microfilm.
DARROW Died Oct 1914......Is there anyone who is associated with the Merrick Co Hist. Soc. Museum? I am still trying to get an obit from there. Please email me at : snooks@amigo.net  I would appreciate some help if you live in the Central City area. Thanks.
LaRea Rose, Colorado <snooks@amigo.net> 19 Jun 2000

DAVIS - see McKENDRY

DEMOSS, MEANS
My husband's 4th gr grandfather was Wesley DEMOSS he died in 1881 Merrick Co NE. His children Peter DEMOSS married in Merrick Co. Laura E. DEMOSS (b 1853 IN) married John L.MEANS. Other daughter was Madge Taylor DEMOSS (b 1854 IN). Need help with this family and their descendants. Other son William Demoss died in Indiana prior to family moving to NE. My husband descends from William. We have more information on earlier family if want to trade.
Karen Demoss <kkd1224@aol.com> 28 June 1999

DESCH - see NICKEL

DONALDSON
I am looking for information on Reverend John S DONALDSON Aug 31, 1808-May 11, 1878 and his family. He was my grgrgr grandfather. His son James M Donaldson 1836-Feb 21, 1918 was my grgr grandfather. Reverend John S Donaldson was a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Central City Nebraska in the 1870s. James was a Civil War veteran. Both are buried in Rose Hill Cemetery in Palmer Nebraska. I would like to correspond with other descendants of these Donaldsons.
Sandy McMillion <sandymcm@brainerd.net> 1 Jan 2000

DOVENBARGER - see MONSON

DRINKALL, MARKS, VANSICKLE
I am looking for relatives of my grandparents Merle & Edna VANSICKLE. They lived on a farm near Central City. Edna's sisters Alfie MARKS (wife of John) & Anna DRINKALL lived in Central City. These are the only names outside my mother I remember from hearing my grandmother talk. Merle VANSICKLE died 2/18/1954 & is buried in the Chapman cemetary. Edna died 12/30/1986 & is buried same. Edna went to the Christian College in C.C. about 1915-1917. My mother was Irene & born 9/5/1918 on the farm.
Saundra Clausen <zookeepers@uswest.net> 10 Aug 1999

ESAU
I am looking for any information on Charlie R. and Anna ESAU. Their youngest son was Kenneth. I believe they lived in the Silver City area in the late 40's and early 50's.
C. Dale Esau <cdesau@m9.sprynet.com> 9 Jan 2000

EVANS - see REED

EVANS, MILLER
Looking for email address of Omaha resident, Doug, that stopped at Central City Library & identified self as related to Samuel Cook Evans, buried at Bureau Cemetery near Clarks. At least three researchers eager to hear from you! See mini-genealogy page for some connections to MILLER & SHIVELY. Contact either or both of the following:
Mary Lou Eagleson, Ted & Carole Miller. 6 Sep 1999

FALES
I am looking for any information anyone may have on a Zacharia FALES of Merrick County, Nebraska. Please email me with any information you may have. Thank you.
Will Stuller <Snard1@hotmail.com> 14 Apr 2000

FERGUSON - see RIDDLE

FIDLIER
Looking for information on Thomas Henry FIDLIER, born in New York City, April 1, 1851. Died in Palmer, NE on September 10, 1934. I am particulary interested in finding out who his parents were. Also if there are any people left that still have the Fidlier name. Thanks for any help.
Buck Armstrong <Bucks2@prodigy.net> 10 Jun 1999

FOSTER, GOODE
I'm researching George FOSTER (1829 -1895) born and married in York Co, England. He was a Civil War Veteran, buried at Clarks. Married Isabelle GOODE, b Dec 1825 in York Co, England and also d in Clarks, Merrick Co, NE. They had the following children:
   
William Hamlet FOSTER, 11 May 1851 Bradford, York, England
   
Mary                        "          15 Sep 1852          "         "         "
   Sarah                       "            7 Sep 1855       d 3 Jan 1858
   George                    "             24 Oct 1857
   George Washington "           16 Feb 1860     d 19 Jun 1860
   Jacob                        "           21 Oct 1861 in Illinois
   Isabella                    "            25 Jul 1863           "
   Frank L.                   "             7 May 1865, Gilberts, Kane, IL.     d 19 May 1950, Laramie,WY.
   George Washington "           28 Sep 1867              d 15 Oct 1867
I would so very much appreciate any help that can be given.. I've tried for 15 years to find these 2G-Grandparents, their children and families. Frank L.Foster is the G-Grandparent. Thank you
Rose Harnden <roseh@coinet.com> 8 Feb 1998 and 1 Mar 1999

FROID, SHIELDSTROM, HAMILTON
Researching Nelson and Elsie FROID who emigrated from Sweden to Merrick Co, their son Nels N. HAMILTON, b. 23 May 1855 Skona Lund, Malmahus, Sweden. Also Charles and Christina SHIELDSTROM, who emigrated to Canada, then Maine, then Merrick Co.
Margo Wilson <mewslp@swlink.net> 24 Jul 1999

GAMMON, MATHEWS
GAMMON family - Researching the Levi J. Gammon family m Dora Belle Mathews GAMMON. She and children are listed in name index to "History of Merrick County, Vol II" on pages 249 and 253, which I have not seen yet. If anyone has any info about this family, please contact me. Thanks.
Judy Nordquist <elora2@home.net> Jun 11 2000

GIBSON, WAKEFIELD
Seeking into on ADEN GIBSON born in Ulysses Nov 1884. Lived on a farm with 7 siblings. Father was William GIBSON and mother was Louella WAKEFIELD GIBSON. Married Verna (last name unknown). He is listed as living in Central City in my grandmother's address book at 1116-14th Street. This would have been in the 1940's. Did he have a family there? Are there still living children in the area? Father was William Gibson, who I'd like to also research. He has vanished. Perhaps he moved to Central City too?????
Seeking info on EMMA GIBSON who lived at 1203-16th Ave, Central City. (This address was in my grandmother's address book from 1940's). Emma was born in Ulysses, Butler Co, on a farm in July 1884 (Census of 1900) to William GIBSON and Louella WAKEFIELD GIBSON.
Gayle Wistar  <g.wiz@gateway.net> 8 May 2000

GITCHEL/GETCHELL, HIATT, BECKWITH, COLE, BIVENS
Francis J. GITCHEL/GETCHELL b. Aug. 30, 1854 in Fayette County IA, son of Nathaniel J. GITCHEL and Sarah A. DYER. Francis m. Martha E. HIATT Dec. 1881 in Des Moines, IA. They were living at Blue Hill, NE Webster County in 1885. Moved to Silver Creek, NE. Merrick County about 1889. They had two children, Harry E. born Sept. 4, 1882 in IA. and Cora b. 1884 in NE. Francis was a farmer and horse trader. Cora m. Thomas BIVENS and they had one child, James. Harry m. Emma G. BECKWITH, Oct. 25, 1901 in Fullerton, NE.
     Emma's parents were, Franklin BECKWITH and Alma L. COLE. Harry and Emma's children, twins Roy & Ray, Ralph, Cecil, Florence, Donna and Edna. Harry, Ray and Edna all died the same week in Feb. 1919 during the flu epidemic, they are buried in the Silver Creek Cemetery. Emma died in Sept. 1973 at 90 yrs of age (in St. Louis, MO) and is also in the Silver Creek, Cemetery. Francis died June. 10, 1924 and Martha died Jan. 24, 1926, obit. states they were buried at Silver Creek. There are markers for Harry, Ray, Edna and Emma, but no record of burial could be found for Francis and Martha. NOTE. Ralph J. GETCHELL was my dad, he died in WI. Apr. 10, 1981.
Daniel E. Getchell <mailto:getches1@hughes.net> 13 Mar 1999

GILGER
I'm looking for any information on Fredrick and Nancy Gilger. I know they were in Clarks in 1910. Obits or residence information would be great.
Patricia Thome <gpthome@glasscity.net> 9 Dec 2000
Response: You must have full death dates to secure obits. Please write to Merrick Co. Historical Museum, Inc (see lookups page) and request search of cemetery extracts. Send donation & SASE with request for cemetery info and the obits. Old newspapers are on microfilm at the Central City Library. There is no master index to the obits. Death certificates can be ordered on-line from NE State Vitals, using a credit card.

GOODE - see FOSTER
GRIFFIN - see REED

GROTZKY, CARSTENS
I am looking for any information on the my ancesters with the surname of GROTZKY.
nancy grotzky-torres <GODLU316@aol.com> 27 Sep 1999

HALL - see VANCLEAVE
HAMILTON - see FROID
HARGENS - see SCHWARTZ
HARLESS - see SHEPHERD
HAYNES - see RIDDLE
HEWITT - PARKER
HIATT - see GITCHEL
HOBBS - see HOWE

HOWE, WALLACE, SCHWALM, HOBBS
I am looking for any information on or link to Mary Ellen WALLACE HOWE. Mary Ellen was born in Jacksonville, IL, the daughter of Jonathan and Elizabeth COOPER WALLACE. Mary Ellen had a sister, Alice Jane, who married William SCHWALM. Mary Ellen died February 25, 1941 in Central City, Nebraska and is buried at Cedar Rapids. The undertaker was Benson Funeral Home, Central City. The informant on her death certificate was Mrs. Jessie HOBBS. Do not know the name of Mary Ellen's husband or any children she may have had. Would love to find a relative of Mary Ellen's - can anyone help me? Thanks
Phyllis McReynolds <ptmcrey@aol.com> 20 Aug 1999

JENSEN - see TOOLEY

JOHNSON, HOLSAPPLE, BURHOOP
I am looking for descendants of Peter Magnus JOHNSON, my grgrandfather.My grandmiother, Ellen Mildred JOHNSON was born in Central City 13 Feb 1882.Peter and Charlotta's children were Axel,George,Tillie and Amanda. Peter came to Central City after 1872 and died there.His obit said he was buried in Fridhem Lutheran cemetery at Hordville.
Barbara Holsapple Hancock <bah03@hotmail.com> Sep 28 2000

JORDON - see PARKER

KARNEY, RIEDY, TIMM
Francis Karney married to Anne M. Riedy resided at one time in Silver Creek, NE. Daughters: Alice Lilly Karney b. 1874 or 1875 (John L.Timm), Hattie Karney and more. This is the only information I have. Thanks
Nancy Shelley <cooper@garlic.com> 23 Oct 2000

KELLOGG - see WETHERELL

KERR
Am seeking information on the John KERR family who lived in Central City, NE. John married Rose FRIEND and they are buried in the Central City Cemetery, along with a son Waldo. Rose died in 1933. They had other children: Marie, Margaret, John, & Helen ... which I presume moved elsewhere. Would appreciate knowing approximately where they moved to and any other information on the family. Surnames of other children not known.
Rita A. Steving <reetz74.com@c-12.rootsweb.com> 3 Nov 1999

KYES, PARKER
I am searching for ancestors and decendents of John KYES mar. 1864 Merrick County, Nebraska to Ms. Viola PARKER. John was born New York. Any info would be greatly appreciated. I am lost on this. found plenty of Kyes,but none from Merrick county.
Beverly Istre <rblane@kaplantel.net> 3 Aug 2000

LEHINGER, RUTHERFORD*
Looking for burial place of John LEHINGER and Hester RUTHERFORD Lehinger (wife of John). Hester died in 1904 and John in 1908. Known to be residents of Merrick or Hall County. Thanks for any information re these two.
Susan Thames Lehinger  <gloryb@spocom.com> 10 Nov 1999
Recommend writing to Merrick Historical Society, request cemetery lookup.

LEROY, JOHNSON
I am looking for information on James LeRoy and his family; Sarah (his wife), Rockwell, Annette, James, Samuel, and Ella, their children. The family moved to Central City about 1872 and lived there until 1884. Ella married Frank Johnson and stayed in Central City after the LeRoy family returned to Michigan. I believe one or two of the children may have died there and might be buried in the Cental City cemetery. Any help would be appreciated.
Wendy Colby <spammail@tampabay.rr.com> 3 Jul 2000

LOGAN - see McKENDRY
LOTHROP - see PUTMAN

MARKS - see DRINKALL
MARKS - see SHEPHERD
MASSINGALE - see BROWN
MATHEWS - see GAMMON

MAYNARD
Looking for info on Rev. C. MAYNARD Methodist minister. I know he was in Central City in 1868 because he married my grandmother there. He was the father of E. Adoleine Maynard who married Daniel Hammack in 1866.
Charles A. Ray
 <ray1935@flash.net> 12 May 2000. NOTE 17 Apr 2002: Email not working
Please see "Religion - Methodist" page for address of the NE United Methodist Historical Center, Lincoln.

McCABE, SCHOOLEY
Salome SCHOOLEY McCABE b ?? m ?? to Winfield Scott McCABE prob in MD. d Feb 1894 in Central City, Merrick Co NB. They lived in IL prior to NB. Her ancestors and specific dates for her are illusive. Any help in those area would be appreciated. Thanks
Marlene <mpointer@oregonvos.net> 10 Jun 1999

McCOY - see VANCLEAVE

McCLURE
I am looking for any imformation on William McCLURE that lived at Clarks, Merrick Co. 1880 to 1900. Would appreciate any info.
terry mcclure <wa6zrk@msn.com> 5 Dec 1999
6 Dec 1999 NOTES: 1880, 1885, 1900 Census - We show a William McClure, born Feb 1877, son of Daniel McClure & Viola Dowells. This William was with his parents in 1880 & 1885 census. In 1885, he seems to be called "Nathan" and a different child born in 1883 is called "Willie". We haven't been able to figure this out. The William born c1877 was in Clarksville with Willis Christenson working as a farm laborer in 1900. We don't show a marriage for him.
   Have another William McClure married to Lena Welkins, he was born about 1865. Married in 1887 - from Bureau Co, IL, son of James & Rachel (Rinehart) McClure. Lena was from Polk County, daughter of Thomas Welkins & Christina Lade. Hope you can use something among these tidbits! - T&C

McKENDRY, COLE, TILTON, LOGAN, DAVIS
Looking for any and all descendants/ancestors of William Parkhurst (or Pencost) DAVIS, wife Hannah LOGAN-Davis, and their eight children; Margaret Davis-McKENDRY, Martha Davis-TILTON, James Davis, Norris Davis, Mary Caroline Davis-COLE, William Davis, Joseph Davis, and John Davis. They moved from Noble Co, Ohio to Merrick Co, where William died in 1874. Many are buried at Palmer.
Jacquie Burt <b3490@da-mail.co.slc.ut.us> 1 Sep 1999
Modified 30 Jun 2001: Seeking descendants of the William and Hannah Logan-Davis family, formerly of Noble Co., Ohio, who settled in Merrick County about 1872. Daughters married Elijah McKendry, John Henry Cole. Daughters-in-law include Eleanor Paxton, Elimina (surname unknown), Adda Donaldson, Nora (surname unknown), Emma Knapp, and Emma Heskett.
Jacquie Burt <olemoney52@home.com>

MEANS - see DEMOSS
MILLER - see EVANS

MONSON, DOVENBARGER
My parents divorced & I never met my father, so he is as far as I can get on his side. He was born in Central City in Nov. 1921. Name: Ardeen Henry MONSON. Called Junior. I don't know if he was named after father. Father (Heine ?- nickname? Mother: Marguerite (?) DOVENBARGER. Her mother Ada or perhaps the other way around. Would sure appreciate any help.
Charles (Chuck) Monson <cmat50@hotmail.com> 13 Apr 2000

MUSSER - see REED
NECTER - see NICKEL
NEWSHAM - see BARTS

NICKEL
Looking for anyone who has knowledge of Ezra NICKEL born 3 Nov 1900 in Jefferson County and died in July 1984, being a resident of Fullerton, Nance Co., NE. Ezra's parents were Fred and Anna (PUTSKE) NICKEL of near Archer, NE. He had brothers, Frank and Jesse; sisters Rosa, Erlas and Lydia NICKEL. I would like anyone who knows of their family histories, to please contact me. The family was related to me, from the Nickels who settled in Saline and Jefferson Conties, NE in the 1880 era or a little before. My great grandmother was Fred Nickel's sister, Minnie NICKEL KAISER of Saline Co.
Patsy <danandpatsy@yahoo.com > or Valerie <valeriescheer@clarks.net> 24 Mar 2000

NICKEL, NECTER, DESCH, SINSEL, BUTTS
I am looking for descendents of Lydia Nickel SINSEL, born Nov. 19, 1904, Jefferson Co., and died Aug. 4, 1981, Merrick Co. Lydia's husband's name was Harry. They had 14 children and lived at Archer. Lydia was a cousin of my grandmother Carrie Kaiser Junker, of Saline and Jefferson Counties, NE.
   Also looking for descendents of Erlas (Alice) Nickel NECKER, sister of Lydia Nickel Sinsel.
   The girls were born near Western NE, in Jefferson Co, and the children later moved to Merrick County with their parents Fred and Anna Putske NICKEL. Erlas (Alice) was born March 7, 1906 and married a Gilbert NECKER, having two children, and passing away on March 24, 1966, in Hamilton Co.
   A sister Rosa Nickel, was born Feb. 10, 1891, and passed away on Jan. 21, 1912, never married, & buried at the Archer Evangelical Com. Cemetery, beside her parents Fred and Anna Nickel.
   Still looking for their brothers Ezra and Jesse Nickel. Ezra married a woman named Beth DESCH, and I do not have information on Jesse. Frank (Fred), was born in Jefferson Co. on Dec. 28, 1892, and married Elsie BUTTS from Saline Co. in 1914 at the home of his parents, Fred and Anna, near Archer. They had three children, living at Archer, then at Central City, NE.
Patsy Scheer <danandpatsy@yahoo.com> 30 Mar 2000

PARKER - see KYES

PARKER, HEWITT
Sterling L PARKER born Feb 19, 1874 Union Co. SD - died Dec. 1957 in Central City Neb. He married Ina Belle HEWITT in Nov 1900 in Hordville, Iowa. Looking for information on this family.
Louise P Treat <cvcsgrt1@penn.com> 9 Sep 2000

PARKER, JORDON
James Ambrose PARKER born March 27, 1871 Union Co, South Dakota, Married April 1898 Merrick Co. Neb Frances E JORDON born 1880 Merrick Co. Neb. Looking for information on this family.
Louise P Treat <cvcsgrt1@penn.com> 9 Sep 2000

PARROTTE - see WHERRETT
PEMBERTON - see BROWN

POCOCK, WILBER, ALBRIGHT, MOSHER
I'm researching the POCOCK family. I'm looking for the John Pocock who married Ruth WILBER (d/o Edward Dennis Wilber & Kittie Darlene MOSHER, married Oct. 19, 1898 in Buda, Bureau Co., IL and moved to NE. Kittie died in Big Spring, NE unknown date). I have no background on this John Pocock, but am wondering if he's the s/o Glenn E. Pocock & Ada Blanche Albright, who farmed in the Prairie Creek Pct and were identified in the 1900 census for Nance Co. In the 1890 Gazetteer, there are three farmers with surname POCOCK and mailing address as Silver Creek. If anyone has information on this family group, please contact me directly at my email address...thanks. K. B. Cook <rcnkc@compaq.net> 17 Apr 2000

PUTMAN, BRAKEMAN, LOTHROP, ALLEN
Wanted information on Maud Eva PUTMAN (ALLEN), George W. PUTMAN, Rosa PUTMAN, BRAKEMAN, LOTHROP.
Maud b. 12 July 1886, near Clarks, 6 miles and Central 6 miles on Platte River. Father George W. and Rosa PUTMAN, described as Nebraska pioneers. Rosa's parents may have been related to Lorenzo BRAKEMAN and someone named LOTHROP. Maud m. Richard Ora ALLEN and moved to York, where Richard was Clerk to the Court.
Wendy G. ALLEN <wallen@kayenta.k12.az.us> 6 Jan 2000

RAMAGE - see WORTMAN

RAYNOR
In Bureau cemetery, lot 6 Perry & Elcy RAYNOR are listed. There is no death date for Elcy. Does this mean she was not actually interned there, or was the date (4 Aug 1918 ) just forgotten, and she is actually there? Elcy (Elsa Jane Corey) was my GG aunt.Also, where did the name "Bureau" come from? Both Perry & Elcy are from Bureau county Illinois. Is there some connection there ? If any one has some answers I would appreciate hearing from them.Thank you.
Richard Corey <rcorey@elp.rr.com> 1 Nov 2000
Response: Bureau Cemetery is named for Bureau County, IL. First death was shortly after "colonists" arrived in Mead Twp. Burial place was needed, land donated, service held. Pierce Chapel was built elsewhere, & moved to location across the road from Bureau Cemetery at later date.
Regarding Elcy - No death date found in either of the cemetery books we copied, although name does appear. Recommend you write to Mr. Wm. Beck, c/o Pierce Chapel, RR 2, Clarks, NE 68628 - inquire for additional information.
Among possible explanations for the missing death date:  1. She remarried & was buried under different name. 2. She died elsewhere & body was not returned for burial (perhaps lived with a child?). 3. Family did not arrange for carving of death date.
It is possible that a death notice appeared in the newspaper if Mrs. Raynor's family maintained contact.with relatives or friends in Merrick County. Send donation & SASE to Merrick Historical Museum (see Lookups page), see if you can get an obit.

REED, GRIFFIN
Harlow REED born 2 May 1823 Hartford Conn. married Fidelia S.GRIFFIN on 18 April 1847. She died 24 Feb 1879, he died 24 Mar 1908, buried in Central City Neb. cemetary. I have information on this family, just E mail me.
Edgar Miller <oliver@powersupply.net> 26 Jan 2000

REED, MUSSER, EVANS
I am looking for information about my grandmother's parents who were L. John REED and Lillie C. EVANS and her siblings. My grandmother was born in Silver Creek in 1892 and I believe there were six other siblings. Her name was Carrie E. REED, born 3/14/92.
Sandy Musser <muss102@aol.com> 13 Nov 1999
Response: Not found in 1900 Census in Silver Creek. Query posted to CoUnk.
Response 24 Nov 1999 from BWever: REED family found in 1900 Census in Polk Co, Valley Pct.

REMELY - see WELCH

RIDDLE, FERGUSON, HAYNES
The 1885 NE state census lists John W. RIDDLE, wife Jean FERGUSON, children Maggie, Arthur and Ettie in the Silver Creek District. John's occupation as a merchant and both John and Jean as born in MI. Maggie (Margurite) was my grandmother. They lived in Silver Creek for some time as my father Lawrence L. HAYNES was born in Silver Creek in 1902. Any help would be appreciated.
Jack Haynes <jrh@pdqnet.net> 5 Feb 1999

RITTER, SKINNER
I am seeking info on Civil War veteran John L. RITTER, who served with Company H of the 87th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. The regiment mustered in York in September 1861. John came from a still small village called Rossville. After the war, he moved around a great deal: Chicago in 1867, Fremont, Nebraska 1867 - 1883, North Bend, Dodge County, Nebraska, 1883 - 1893, Houston, Texas summer of 1883, North Bend again 1894 - 1900, Billings, Montana 1901, Ames, [Iowa?] 1902 - 1906, Chapman, Nebraska 1906 - 1907.
   I do not know his first wife's name, but the children were Louis N. (b. 12/30/75), Byron (b. 12/17/78), Frank (b. 04/23/82), and Matilda (b. 01/03/88). Widowed, he remarried Mary Ettie SKINNER October 1, 1894. He died in Chapman, Merrick County, Nebraska, as a result of being struck by a Union-Pacific train engine, so his death should not have gone unnoticed since it had to have made a big [I apologize for this ahead of time] SPLASH. I note the name RITTER is in the index of Volume I of the Merrick County history, pp 362-3.
Dennis Brandt < tbng@blazenet.net > 17 Jun 2000

ROUDEBAUGH - see WELCH
RUTHERFORD - see DARROW
RUTHERFORD - see LEHINGER

RUTHERFORD
I
am looking for information on Mary (BOYLE) RUTHERFORD, D.Oct 1, 1914 Palmer, Merrick, Nebraska. Thank You,
Kim Myers <zoomzoommules@c-12.rootsweb.com> 26 Feb 2000

SCHAUB
I am searching for information for Carl SCHAUB who apparently was in Merrrick Co. before his marriage to Bertha Hansen in 1870. He is suppose to have come to North America as a workman on the ship "The Great Eastern" which laid the Trans-Atlantic cable in 1866. He was born in 1830 in Vienna, Austria and on his marriage record it states he resided in Merrick Co. and was age 40 at that time. I was wondering if there was a census in 1860? I do have information on Carl when he settled in Hall Co. NE. after his marriage.My fondest wish would be to find the name of his parents on some document.
Diane Schaub <dschaub@kootenay.com> 16 May 2000
Response: The 1860 Census for NE Territory is on-line. Don't see him in Merrick or Hall County in 1860.

SCHEIBE, BERNHARDT
My father, Warren Chester SCHEIBE was born in 1902 in West Point, Cuming County. But I am wondering if the he was related to William or John SCHEIBE of Merrick Co. who lived around Central City in the 1880's? Any knowledge of the SCHEIBE 's would help. My father had a sister Ada and brother Kermit. His mother was a BERNHARDT.
Charles Scheibe <scheibe@megavision.com> 4 Nov 2000

SCHOOLEY - see McCABE
SCHWALM
- see HOWE

SCHWARTZ, HARGENS, WAGNER
Looking for information on Anna (HARGENS) and Fred SCHWARTZ, who possibly lived in the Prairie Creek Twp of Merrick County. Their daughter, Pauline, married Henry J Wagner in Merrick county in 1897. Fred died in 1884 and need help finding info on him.
Jill <jscamargo@aol.com> 8 Mar 2000

SEIM, WAGNER
SEIM and WAGNER families of Merrick County, Nebraska. Many of the original families and their descendants are buried in the church cemetery at Worms, NE. I am interested in exchanging information with ANY descendant of these families.
Sharon S. Kunard <Sskunard@aol.com> 12 Dec 1999

SENKBEIL, BENDISH
I am trying to trace my Grandmother Antonio SENKBEIL. She came to the USA with her parents Julius SENKBILE and Caroline BENDISH SENKBEIL in 1874. She was 12 years old then.
     Antonio Senkbile born Nov.30, 1862 - Berlin,Germany. Died: May 1, 1951
They lived on a farm 5 miles E.of Grand Island but other members of the Senkbile family lived in Merrick County.
Other family members: 3 brothers and 5 sisters
     Adolph, Rudolph and Ernest SENKBEIL
     Matilda SENKBEIL (Mrs. Emil BERTH)
     Lena SENKBEIL (Mrs. Gotlieb HEIDKAMP)
     Antonia SENKBEIL (Mrs. Hans VOSS)
     Anna SENKBEIL (Mrs.John FORSTER)
     Marie SENKBEIL (remained single)
     Rudolph SENKBEIL (remained single)
I would like to know my Grandmothers ancestors and don't know where to begin. All I have is the above information. Any help would be welcomed.
Gloria Voss Kurbanick <Speech@Prodigy.net> 15 Apr 1999

SHEPHERD, MARKS, HARLESS
I have a Solomon Shepherd buried in Silver Creek Cemetery. There is also a Roy Harless buried there.
I believe that I also have some Marks anestors who were in the Merrick Co., Nebr. area around the time of 1880's to 1900's. If you know of these familes please email me ...thank You.
Nikki B. <NYKC@AOL.com> 10 Sep 2000

SHIELDSTROM - see FROID

SHONSEY
I'm told my ancestor, Mike Shonsey, who lived in Clarks, Merrick Co, NE in the 1890's was a three time world steer roping champion during those years. Can anyone suggest a source for confirming this? Thanks!
Gene Wheeler <gene@gwheeler.com> Sep 06 2000 Family Genealogy:  http://www.gwheeler.com (link now working Oct 10, 2005)

SILLOWAY, SOTH, MILLER
I'm in the Silloway family, also saw where there was a L.F silloway married there in 1877 to a Abigail J Sonch not sure on the maiden name, my g-g-grand father was born in NE around 1880 think they may be his mother & father. And Lovica maybe L.F 's sister they were both from the same county in NY Cattaraugua Co. NY. Could you shead any light on this ? Was Albert kin to you? Thanks, this is along shot!!  Mary Monteleone <codym@i-55.com> 19 May 2000  NOTE: Email corrected.
ADDED 13 Jun 2000: Silloway family: trying to find out information on family I know my grandfather was Gailord Silloway born 1901 NY. His father was Charles A. married Mary Emma Beckwith, his father was Leander (Lee) F. m Abigail Soth in NE 1877, his father was Charles ? Silloway m. Hester or Ester King. Try to find out Charles ? mother & fathers name and brothers & sister of the all (Think Leander had brothers John & Aldelbert & sister Lovica Miller.
Response to first posting - Leander F. Silloway married Abigail SOTH and they had two sons born in Merrick County - John and Charles. Some time after 1880, they returned to New York. Leander was the brother of Lovica who married Albert Miller.

SHULL
Looking for Lewis SHULL possibly born 1800 in TN. Died Central City Mar 6, 1881 buried Hill Cemetary, unsure if Hamilton or Merrick Co??? Wife Nancy willed farm to son Hiram. I really need Lewis's parents or siblings
mary <geniebug@geocities.com> 25 Jan 1997 & 20 Mar 1999

SINSEL - see NICKEL
SKINNER - see RITTER

SMITH
I have a Dresden Corvada SMITH and Mary Elizabeth LUPER SMITH living in Clarks, Merrick, NE from approx 1897 until their deaths in 1927 & 1928. Children include Harley Tillman SMITH, Harvey Wilson SMITH, Harrison Lyle SMITH, Maude Herritte SMITH, May Etta SMITH and Hobart William SMITH. The family came from Fulton Co., IL. I would be interested in contacting descendants.
Glen & Beth Perazzo <glenbeth@phonewave.net> 12 Oct 1999

SOWERS - see BROWN
TEGARDEN - see VANCLEAVE
THOMPSON - see BROWN
TILTON - see McKENDRY
TURNER - see BARTS

TOOLEY, ADAMS, JENSEN
Seeking any information about Joseph James "JJ" TOOLEY, who married Lizzie Belle ADAMS in Central City, Merrick Co., Nebraska on 13 December 1887. Their marriage certificate shows Roller TOOLEY and Harriett JENSEN as witnesses. I am "guessing" that Roller TOOLEY was "JJ" TOOLEY's brother. I have had great difficulty tracking down anything about "JJ" TOOLEY, who was my great grandfather. Thanks for any help.
Jackie Bahr <2bahrs41@presys.com> 24 Oct 1999

VANCLEAVE, TEGARDEN, McCOY, HALL
Looking for information on the family of Cambren Rice VANCLEAVE b 9/1/1846 and Ella TEGARDEN b 5/21/1852. Cambren is the son of Lewis VANCLEAVE and Priscilla McCOY. Ella is the daughter of William TEGARDEN and Eliza HALL. Children of Cambren and Ella: Ida and Edna VANCLEAVE. Last known to have resided at Chapman, Merrick Co. Nebraska.
Ken Reed <ken@verdenet.com> 5 Sep 1999

VANSICKLE - see DRINKALL
WAGNER - see SCHWARTZ
WAGNER - see SEIM
WALLACE - see HOWE

WELCH, ROUDEBAUGH, REMELY, COX
Need any information on Parmer WELCH, married Mary ROUDEBAUGH on July 30, 1901 in Silver Creek, NE. They were both residents of Polk Co., NEB. He was the son of Peter WELCH and Martha REMELY and she was the daughter of Henry ROUDEBAUGH and Jennie COX.
Sue Waterman <waterman@acc-net.com> 23 Aug 2000

WELLIVER
Currently building a data base of "Welliver" surnames. Have approximately 1100 names. Some I have a lot of information on, others very little to none. Any information will be helpful and appreciated.
Amos M. Welliver <welliver@brightok.net> 24 Mar 2000

WETHERELL, ADAMS, BROWN, KELLOG
information regarding the Ralph Tudor WETHERELL family of Clarks, originally from CT... he is also listed as R.T. married a widow ADAMS in 1901, had 9 children, at least two daughters were in Clarks... listed variously as coroner, Justice of Peace, undertaker & Merchant....any help would be appreciated.
Tom Wetherell <leggiero@spnt.com> 2 Aug 2000

WHERRETT, PARROTTE, BAIRD
Charles WHERRETT: Looking for descendants and other information of Charles Wherrett. His tree is fairly well researched to present day relatives living in England. Charles, born in England in 1839, an Ohio Civil War Vet, moved to Palmer, Merrick County in 1874 where he farmed until 1900 when he became president of the Loup County Bank. He died Feb. 12, 1909, survived by wife Harriet, and children Grace, Gearge M. of Lincoln, NE, Cornelia H. BAIRD of Callaway, NE, and step-son, Fred D. PARROTTE of Palmer.
James Wherrett <jwherrett1@home.com> 11 Aug 1999

WOOD: see BARTS

WORTMAN, RAMAGE
My grandfather, Ulysses S. Grant RAMAGE, b. Morgan County, OH 1870, d.Central City, NE 1963, first arrived in Merrick County to work on his "Uncle Con" WORTMAN's farm. (Con was apparently brother of my great grandmother, Huldah Wortman Ramage, of Ohio and then Polk, NE). Can take Ramage line back to 1736 or so, but can't track any info/records on "Con" Wortman. Happy to exchange info by e or snail mail (110 Old Oaks Dr., Ballwin, MO 63011-2705)
Richard B. Ramage <rbr314@earthlink.net> 26 Aug 1999

YOUNGMAN - see BROWN

 

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