CEMETERIES and HEADSTONES
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- Leas/Olsufka Photos - a collection of photos submitted by Toni Hackenberger.
- R. Frank Lawrence Family - Seated is R Frank Lawrence; standing next to him is Henrietta Lawrence; standing on the porch next to her is Stanley Lawrence; standing at the side of the house is Gretta Lawrence; seated in from of Stanley is the mother, Emma Dorothy (Loch) Lawrence with daughter Carrie on her lap. The little girl standing next to Emma is Jessie Lawrence and sitting next to her is Addie Lawrence. Edward Lawrence is the little boy sitting next to Emma. The house was located on a farm north of Monroe and owned by the R. Frank Lawrence family. R Frank Lawrence and his wife Emma are buried in the Columbus Cemetery. (ca 1910-20).
- Boswell Photos - a collection of photos, mostly of the Boswell, Kubicek and Warnick families. Many unknowns. Submitted by Sandra Jacobson
- Photograph Collection - rescued by Steve Ryan, possibly from the family of Viola Kyes.
- Semlock Photos - a collection of photos, some people not identified - submitted by Elizabeth Carr (epcarr(at)hotmail(dot)com). Note: More coming later!
- Thomazin Photos - a collection of photos, some not identified, from the album of George and Maria Thomazin - submitted by June Thomazin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Charles E. Angell - Taken at Gonner's Studio in Durango, Colorado. The photograph appears to have been taken in the 1890's with Charles noted as 22 years old at the time. In addition to his name, someone has written "To Cousin Angelia" on the back of the photograph. Submitted by Shelley Cardiel (no relationship). Thanks Shelley!
- Birdie Gladys Craig - May have been a neighbor of John and Caroline Herring or Charles and Anna Herring, who farmed north of Columbus. The Herrings were great-grandparents and great-uncle and great-aunt of Lois Smith (email@example.com), who submitted the photo. See back
- Lizzie Benning - May have been a neighbor of John and Caroline Herring or Charles and Anna Herring, who farmed north of Columbus. The Herrings were great-grandparents and great-uncle and great-aunt of Lois Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org), who submitted the photo.
- A collection of photos, some not identified, from Susie Pinson Bower
- Swift Employees - taken June 12, 1943. Please help identify these people. - submitted by email@example.com
- Cleveland - Gilbert Carey Cleveland 1818-1892, wife Sarah Almira Allen Cleveland 1820-1888. Buried Columbus Cemetery, Columbus. - submitted by Donna Madrid (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mary Rose Morse - b July 1880. Picture was taken in Columbus, Nebraska about 1900. The family moved to Washington in 1902. She married Robert Osborne on April 1, 1913 in Chelan County, Washington and was still living in Wenatchee in the 1920 census. Whereabouts unknown after that time. The photograph is from a family album that probably belonged to Dora Wheeler Rea. Scanned from the original by James A. Rea. - submitted by Laurie Rea Becker (email@example.com)
- Thomas Kush Thomas Kush (b 1851 in Leki Dolne, Reseznow, Galicia, Poland; m Kathryn Barnas on 26 Feb 1884 in Platte Co, NE) This is the only one I'm certain of. Thomas is on the right, this would be Michael Kush's 1843, brother. I believe the one on the left to be Louis Kush (b 15 Sep 1884, NE, m Dorothy Benark, both of Geona, Platte Co, NE. They later moved to Omaha, Douglas Co, NE). This is my grandfather, Michael's son. The middle one I believe is Michael Kush (b 25 Sep 1843, Leki Dolne, Resznow, Galicia, Poland, m Kathryzna Pawlak/Pawlicki?). Their home was just east of Krakow, across the river. Last plat is the 1912, Michael died 24 Jul 1912; Kathryn died 1917, Boone Co, NE at daughter's house. - submitted by Debi Waterman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Katherine Kush - submitted by Debi Waterman (email@example.com)
- Company "G", 39th Infantry Division - of the Spanish American War; dubbed "Bullards Indians" - submitted by Dean Lassek (A10FLYR@comcast.net). Dean would appreciate help identifying the soldiers.
- Jacob Evens - submitted by James Mull (JMull@Quantapoint.com)
- Company F Reunion - Jacob Evens is in the middle row, second from left. Others are not identified. - submitted by James Mull (JMull@Quantapoint.com)
- Craun Family - Front row: John Henry Craun III and wife Sarah (nee Switzer). John Henry married Sarah after his first wife, Sarah's sister Mary, died. Mary is the mother of the children. Back row, l-r: Charles, Mary, Sid Smith (a foster child), Martha, John William Christian. Picture taken about 1911, Wadena, Minnesota. This Craun family lived at Columbus, Nebraska, from 1883 to about 1910.
- Iverson Family Photos - submitted by Sheron Sell.
- Iverson Family - Left to right: Peter, Mary Matzen, Matt, Andrew, and Sena Olsen
- James Dool Scott
- Henry Johnson and Karen Iverson Johnson
- Albert Frederick Iverson and Anna Catherine Sorenson - Married Sept. 29, 1909 in Omaha
- Johnson Children - Laura Johnson, Sophia Johnson, Edward Johnson and baby Albert Johnson
- Jensen Family - Mrs. Mickelson (possibly a sister to Mary (Jensen) Iverson), Mayme Mickelson, Maria Iverson (standing) and Metta Iverson (with bonnet)
- Langan Family (and Friends) Photos - submitted by Cris Murphy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Mrs. Harold (Ruth) Turner - circa 1930's.
- Marcella (Fitzsimmons) Langan Stephens and her second husband Bob Stephens - circa 1950's.
- Lawrence Langan - son of Maurice Langan jr. Circa 1930's (Note: Lawrence died in 1942.)
- Munter/Beckwith Photos - a collection submitted by Alice Berger
- L. W. Snow - submitted by Mary Beth Langley Turecek (email@example.com)
- Four Men/Civil War Era - Gary Swanson would like help identifying the men in this photo collage. The man to the extreme right is Elias Harrington FUNK.
- Eagle Scouts - Taken circa 1932. Left to right: Walt Garbers, son of Henry W & Augusta Garbers; Vic Gutzwiller, grandson of E F. Schober; Dr. C. Vaughn Campbell, local dentist (and possibly assistant scoutmaster); and unknown.
- Photo on 11th Street - photo probably taken after 1914. Woman on right is Emma (Schober) Gutzwiller. One of the men is Otto Merz (possibly on the right). Other man may be Will Moersen, barber.
- Frederick Henry Gerrard was born in 1848 in Rock Island, Illinois. He came to Platte County, Nebraska with his family in 1857 and lived there most of the rest of his life (he also spent some time in York, Fillmore, and Howard counties) until his death in 1922. He is buried at the Columbus Cemetery. His parents were Joseph Gerrard and Adeline (Allen), and he is brother to Leander and Edward Allen Gerrard, well-known citizens of early Columbus. The Gerrard family founded the town of Monroe.
- Lachnits - photo of Ramona (Monty), and her twin siblings, Margaret (Migs) and Maurice - taken in 1914
- Hansen Family Picture and Tree - Six Generations of the Hanson Family (1835-1998)
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- Columbus Glee Club - photo taken approximately 1914. Gentleman sitting in front row next to man on rocking horse is identified as John Powell Babcock (born 1890). Submitted by Pam (Babcock) Fernandez (firstname.lastname@example.org)
FROM AREA TOWNS:
- Baseball team - circa 1912. Names written on back of picture: Kruse, Otto Olk, Catcher Hayes, Smagatz, Ed Bender, Bill Olk. Need help matching names to picture. Submitted by Loren Bender (email@example.com)
- Group photo - circa early 1900's. Names on back of picture: William Bender, George Henry Bender, Charles Bender, and Tille Bender. Tille may be in first row on the left, Charles in center, William lower row on right, and George upper row on right. On the front of photo in back row is someone Mueting. Submitted by Loren Bender (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- "Nebraskans 1904-1914" - photographs of prominent citizens of Nebraska! (apprx 670 photos); a clickable index, with 4 photos to a page. (Offsite. Special thanks to Lynn Waterman)
- Need your help with these!
Unknown Girl - Says Aunt Jude on the back. Was in the possession of Dean Fouts of Iowa. Submitted by Roseanna Mary Zehner (email@example.com)
PLACES (NOTE: Please use your back button to return to this page)
- Abts Building and Saloon, built in 1889. Back of the picture says that John Peter Abts, Sr. is in the doorway; John Peter Abts, Jr. is on the delivery wagon and Arnold Abts has the apron on. (These are both John Peter's sons.) - submitted by Mary Beth Langley Turecek, gggranddaughter of J.P. Abts and Elizabeth Gruenheck Abts (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Columbus Fuel & Storage Company advertising Peacock Coal - submitted by Marge Galus Sandlier (email@example.com)
- Abarr & Bakey - barber shop owned by E.A. Bakey. G.W. Abarr, on left; Edmund Augustus Bakey, on right - submitted by Mary Beth Langley Turecek (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Snow's Book Store 1909, Ray Rector, L. W. Snow, Mrs. Snow, Carl Scofield, J.W. Langley and M. W. Langley. (Note: J. W. Langley is John William Langley - grandfather of Mary Beth Turecek. His brother is Martin W. Langley.) - submitted by Mary Beth Langley Turecek (email@example.com)
- Snow's Book Store, Columbus, Nebr. 1909. J. W. Langley and Roy Rector - submitted by Mary Beth Langley Turecek (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 11th Street, Columbus - south side of street. Tall building near center is Gutzwiller Bakery (built by 1910-11); Merz Meat Market to the right of the bakery; then Moersen's Barber Shop. To the left is Abt's Plumbing; then Carl Hinsching Drug, Hurwitz Shoes; and Southside Furniture. Vehicle was described as a milk delivery wagon.
- East Columbus - Bird's eye view of East Columbus
- 13th Street in Columbus - Dated January 26, 1916. - submitted by Ethel Sutton (email@example.com)
- Pool hall west side of street, Eddie Bender prop. Grampa Bender written on one person; assumed to be Charles Bender. Circa 1913-1916. Submitted by Loren Bender (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Wm. Siebler Blacksmith and Wagon Shop located in Cornlea, NE, Circa 1895.
- A Collection of photos submitted by Melvin D. Bellinger (email@example.com).
- A Collection of photos submitted by Jim and JoAnn Kendrick from the collection of Ruth Kendrick.
- Evens Hotel - located in Creston, NE. Jake Evens (standing at the corner of the building with a white shirt and his hands on his hips, just right of the sign) is shown with his wife Lottie and his daughters Verna and Esther. Taken in 1900. - submitted by James Mull (JMull@Quantapoint.com)
- PLATTE CENTER:
- Platte Center Street - Scene on Main St., prior to 1916. - submitted by Ethel Sutton (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- See Platte County Schools for pictures of rural school districts.
- Columbus High School, Columbus - submitted by Mary Beth Turecek (email@example.com):
- Third Ward School, Columbus - submitted by Nancy Hartman:
- Kindergarten Class (1945) - taken at the home of Miss Clifford. Back row from left: Joan Spies, Judy Holtz, Jim Liebschwager, ?, Ann Prentice. Second from back from left: ?, Jim Behlen, Larry Krumland, Sharon Welch. Front row from left: Kippy Soulliere, Virginia McGrew, Annett, ducking to hide from Camera was Nancy Otradovsky, Jane Ann (Howell) Campain.
- First Grade Class (1946) - First Grade Class of Miss Wilkinson. Top row left side: Annette, Judy, Ann, Joann (?), Jane H., David, James S., James C., Jarues L. ??, (possibly Julius) Nancy. In the second row from top middle by the right of girl with turned head is Joan Sipes, beside her to the right is Welch. Front row 2nd from left: small blond boy, possibly a Newman.
- Third Grade Class (1948) - Miss Jennet, teacher. Far left by back board front of row #1 Margaret Corn, Craig Baer, maybe Ray Mihulka, Jolene Shemek front of row #2 Jim Stahl, Max Wunderlich, don't know next boy, Judy Holtz, Jim Alperts. Front of Row #3 Jeri Austin, unknown boy, Phillip Tracy, Bonnie Ellison, Nancy Otradovsky. Row #4 front: Patricia Haney, Jeff Mills, Gene Kaplan, Brenda Woodrick, Nadine Massey, not sure of the last girl Alice?
- Fourth Grade Class (1949) - Miss Davis, teacher. Jeanie Sandal Haney is standing in front. Left side: Henry Cook, maybe Paula Warner, Bonnie Ellison, unknown. I think the last one is Ray Mihulka; #2 row maybe David Olson, Nancy Otradovsky, Judy Hans, Gene Kaplan, boy leaning out Jim Stahl; #3 row, Patricia Haney, Linda Olson, Nadine Massey, Alice Wuetrich, Phillip Tracy, Jeff Mills; Row #4, Craig Bahr(?), Brenda Woodrick, Marilyn Mitchell, Max Wunderlich, Margaret Corn, unknown boy.
That is the best my memory can do on the photos maybe some other person will see and help ID the children. We moved from Columbus when I was in 1st grade. When we moved back I had been set back one grade due to illness. So my third grade class was a new set of children from those I started with. Then during 4th grade I and some others were moved to the Emerson School due to over crowding.
- St. Bonaventure Church, Columbus - submitted by Mary Beth Langley Turecek (firstname.lastname@example.org):
- Exterior - Labeled on back: "St. Bonaventure Church and St. Francis Academy, Columbus, Nebraska"
- Interior - Labeled on back: "St. Bonaventure Church, Columbus, Nebr. I received my First Holy Communion in this church June 15, 1893 by Father Pacificus. John W. Langley"
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- Horse Swing - was located at Pawnee Park in Columbus - submitted by Diane Lliteras (email@example.com)
- Marge & Vivian Brian House - located at 1754 28th Avenue
- Henggeler Homestead taken September 1903 at the Joseph Schumacher-Mary Henggeler wedding - submitted by Erma Boro
- Hollman Homestead - the Ed Hollman house (post office Neboville) that burned down after being hit by lightning about 1917, located 3 miles north of Christ Lutheran Church.
- Hollman Homestead - Ed Hollman house with the old Huber tractor in front.
- Welch Community Hall 1922-1947 - submitted by Louis Welch
- Residence Street in Columbus - Corner of 10th Street & 21st Avenue, looking south, possibly owned by a Phillips at that time. Dated September 12, 1916 - submitted by Ethel Sutton (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Loup Bridge - Wagon bridge over the Loup River
- Penny Postcard Collection - postcard photos organized by Nebraska county - Offsite
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