PLANK, MATTOON I am looking for information on my great-great-grandparents, Levi W. Plank and his wife, Caroline (Caddie) Mattoon, who lived in Nebraska City in the 1880s. Caroline's father was a physician in Waukon, Iowa. Levi and Caroline lived there before moving to Nebraska City. They had a daughter named Estella (Stella) in Waukon. She is my great-grandmother. They had a son named Finis when they lived in Nebraska City. Any help would be appreciated.
DENNY, MILLS, KLOOS, GLASS Information on George W. and Lydia U. (Glass) Denny family. They had a son Lewis A. Denny, who lived in Gage County in 1902. I believe his parents were there as well. Lewis is my great-grandfather. I am also searching for H. Frank Mills, his wife was Mary Kloos. Their daughter was Nettie Mae Mills of Otoe County, Nebraska City 1902. Nettie Mae Mills was my great-grandmother. I think Mary Kloos had a sister Catherine Kloos and their father was Adam Kloos from Nebraska City 1910. Thank you for any help you can give me.
MONROE, HOLLISTER, PAINTER, NOBLE Seeking information on Mary Lucretia Monroe, who was born in Nebraska City, Otoe County, NE ca 1872. Her parents were Horace and Allice (Hollister) Monroe, who are shown on the 1880 census in Nebraska City. Their children were: Nellie, age 16; Frank, age 12; Mary, age 10; and David, age 8. Sylvester and Hannah P. Hollister were in Nebraska City at the time of the 1860 Territorial Census, with children: George S., age 27; Gardner J., age 20; Allice E., age 16; Alfred, age 14; Malinda F., age 8; and Flora J., age 6. Hannah's maiden name may have been Painter. Mary Lucretia Monroe married Benjamin Edwin Noble, and the couple lived in Seattle, WA in 1903 when their daughter Alice Noble was born. Any information on ancestors or descendants will be appreciated.
YEIGH, BRANDT Otoe County, NE: Lucian Yeigh (born 1842 PA, Juniata County) and wife Susan N. Brandt (born 1848, PA, Huntingdon County). Arrived Otoe County, S. Russell ca 1879/1880, Lucian was a carpenter and CW veteran (Co. D, 93rd IL INF). Children: William Frank, Bertha Luella, Effie Genoa. I would appreciate any information.
GROESBECK, GROSBECK, FAUNCE Otoe County, NE: Groesbeck, William Daniel (born 11/27/1831, NY, Montgomery County), and wife Lurinda (Faunce) born 7/18/1831, OH, Geauga). In 1856, farming in Wyoming, Otoe County; 1860 in Nebraska City, farming own land; 1880 in Unadilla, Otoe County. Children: Mary Frame, Cornelius, Anez, Emma, and Dora B.
PEARL, CLINE, POWEL, LINES, SAILER Looking for information on families who were in Otoe County around 1900. Rebecca Jane Cline, daughter of Eva Powel and ? Cline, was born 1810 in KY. Rebecca married George Pearl, b ca 1810 VA. They lived in Palmyra, Otoe County, where Rebecca died 1 Dec 1903. George also died in Palmyra. Their daughter, Eliza Ann Pearl, died 9 Feb 1914, in Nebraska. She married Silas Squire Lines born 1831, Rush County, IN, died 24 Mar 1918 in Nebraska. Silas was the son of Silas and Sallie (Sailer) Lines.
LOWREY, BUTLER I am looking for information on the family of a dentist named Lowrey, who is supposed to have been in Nebraska City in the 1920-1930 time period. Mr. Lowrey may be the nephew of a Frederick Butler of Beardstown, IL, who married Mary Lowrey.
BAKER, PATTERSON Looking for information on my grandfather, Edward Baker, who died in 1928 and is buried in Nebraska City. He was a Spanish American War veteran. I believe he was born in 1874 in Union, Nebraska, but that is uncomfirmed. Edward married Edna Patterson and the family lived in Nebraska City. Their two children were Orvile and Alberta Baker. My grandmother lived at 13th and 4th Corso in the early 1930s. Please contact me direct by email if you can help. Thanks.
DUGGER Searching for my grandmother's maiden name. Married name, Laura Dugger, her husband was Roy Dugger. They were the parents of David George Dugger born in Nebraska City in 1934, I think. She was rumored to be of Native American descent. If this is true, I hope to find out about her tribe, clan, etc. Any help would be appreciated.
FIFER, WILLIAMS, ADKINSON, ATKINSON My father was Sherrill Martin Fifer, born 1907 Palmyra, died 1985 in Longmont, CO. My grandfather was George Washington Fifer, born 28 Dec 1874 died 26 Aug 1948. My grandmother was Anna Florance Williams. born 15 Jun 1881, died 23 Dec 1963. Looking for any information regarding these people or their families. My grandparents are buried in Palmyra Cemetery along with their son, Vern Fifer. Fifers were in the Eagle, Alvo area and I understand possibly Nebraska City area. My great-grandfather was Peter Fifer, who lived in Otoe County. Other children in his family, besides George Washington Fifer, were Lydia born 1861 m Halladay Pratt; Rosetta born 21 Dec 1867 in Nebraska City; Ida born 27 Jul 1872 m William Garnsey; and Daisy Mae born 4 Apr 1878 m John R. Knox. My maternal great-grandparents were Joseph Leon Williams and Lucinda Jane Adkinson/Atkinson. Lucinda died when Anna Florance Williams was about one year old. Joseph next married possibly Nora Keith. Joseph and Lucinda had other children, one may be Ruford Williams who married Minnie ?. A son of Joseph and his second wife is possibly Guy Williams who operated an animal serum business in Omaha, NE. The Williams family lived in Eagle, NE. Any help is appreciated. Thank you.
ADAMS, DEVAULT Herbert Adams born about 1870 in Otoe County, married Eval Ellen DeVault on May 2, 1891. She was born Sep 9, 1875 in Ohio, died 1959. Not much to go on, but if these two ring a bell and you have some info to share, please email me. Thanks.
DAMME We are looking for information on any Damme family in the Nebraska City or Syracuse areas in Otoe County. If you can help us find any information on the family we would be most grateful. Audrey Beeson Ostler 411 W 725 N Logan, UT 84321
BRAND, BRANDT John Henry Brand died 2 Jan 1919 in Syracuse, NE. He was born in MO 13 Sep 1854. His parents and older siblings were from Prussia. I am looking for what town or county in MO he was born. There was an article that told that his parents were killed by lightning there or in Tecumseh, NE. He is buried in Spring Creek Cemetery with his parents. I hope to find where he was born in MO and whether he had an older brother named Fredrick William Brand born 21 Mar 1844 in Germany. Two younger siblings were William and Minkin Brand. I am also interested in finding if John Henry Brand's father (Johans Heinrich Brand/Brandt) was born in Scotland. His mother, Fredrick Louise ? was from Germany. I think both parents were killed by lightning in Johnson County, NE, while plowing a field on 14 Jun 1874. Can anyone find a news article about John Henry Brand's parents for me? Or any information about this family?
POWELL, LOWERY I am seeking information about my great, great grandparents John P. and Louisa (Lowery) Powell. They moved to a farm southwest of Nebraska City in April, 1870, and lived there for 8 years. Then they moved, but returned to their farm in 1881. They lived there for 8 more years before they moved to Johnson County, where they lived the rest of their lives. John and Louisa had eleven children: Logan, Harriet, Olive, Lucille, Maude, Grace, Kathryn, Ledora, Ora, Donna, and William. William Powell is my great grandfather. I would appreciate any information you can give me on these relatives.
ANDERSON, OAKLEY, WOOLMAN Zuinglius B. Anderson, died Sep 11, 1879 in Syracuse, NE. He may be buried in a Syracuse cemetery, probably Warner Cemetery. His son, Henry Beach Anderson, and family lived in the Syracuse area for about ten years, before moving to the Kearney, NE area. Anderson children married Oakley and Woolman men. All Anderson information welcomed.
PRESTON, GOFF, RETHERFORD, COLE I am looking for relatives of Elijah Retherford and his daughter, Nancy. Elijah was a Union veteran of the Kentucky Calvary, he was thirteen when he served. Nancy was born 3 Mar 1894 in Nebraska City. She had two half-brothers, Ben and Ed Goff. Nancy married (1) Lewis Preston ca 1912. He may have been born in Nebraska City. They divorced. She married (2) William Cole in 1929. I would like to find living relatives to talk to about this family.
CASSAW, GILLUM, MONEY Looking for any information on Cassaw family. Bessie Mae Cassaw was born in Minersville, Otoe County, NE on Sep 23, 1907. Her parents were Henry Edward and Heneritta (Money) Cassaw. Her sisters were Bonnie, Nile, Wanda, and Merle Cassaw. Bessie Mae Cassaw married Onnie Francis Gillum. Their son Marion Edward Gillum is my brother-in-law. I am trying to help him and his children research his mother's family. Would appreciate any information.
BUHR, LEISMAN, LEISMANN Looking for information on the Henry (Heinrich) Buhr family. Henry died while working on the farms in Atchinson County, Missouri. He is buried in the St. Benedict Catholic Cemetery in Nebraska City. His wife was deceased by the time he moved there. My search for a death certificate in Lincoln has turned up negative. Henry's son Joseph Frank Buhr married Mary Margaret Leisman(n). Any help appreciated.