Nebraska State Genealogical Society Journals
Volume One, no. 3
NE Ancestree, Volume One, no 3, page 117 Winter 1978
A-Source "Nebraska Territorial Pioneers' Association,"
Edited by Minnie Prey Knotts (1923) Lincoln
PIONEERING IN BOONE COUNTY
By S.D. PHILLIPS: S.D. PHILLIPS was born on a farm near Agency City, Ia. On 3 Oct 1884 with his wife and 2 children started for Ne. They arrived at Albion on 20 Oct 1884. The first stop was at the post office where he met D.V. BLATTER who is now (1922) president of the Albion National Bank. Phillips, in 1922, had W.W. LADD as his deputy postmaster. They moved up the Beaver Valley in 1885, near the Garner post office. The land office was at Neligh. Early settlers in the upper Beaver valley were J.B. BARNES, Garret VAN CAMP, James & Tom RAE, Ira WHIPPLE, R.W. MOORE, George WILSON, Robert FITZHUGH, Joseph ST. LOUIS, Hugh MARTIN, Silas ADSIT, C.E. LOCKWOOD & O.E. WALTERS. (His sketch was read before the Boone County Historical Society on 1 Feb 1922.)
By Job E. GREEN: My story starts in Il after the death of my father. I had to run the farm and make a home for mother and 4 younger children. After marriage I had a desire to move to Ks but my wife's father was not in favor of that area and insisted on Milwaukee, where I did spend the winter of 1870-71. Not being a city person I still had the desire for homesteading and made the decision to leave. I learned of Charley DOWNS who was going to Ne and since my father-in-law knew him he introduced me to DOWNS. We had heard that Boone Co. was favorable so we left the trail at Columbus and headed northwest. There was not a house at St. Edward and Albion was not on the map at all. We had left our teams at Fremont and 5 of us came up here together, viz: GREEN, MCINTYRE, DOWNS, SELBY & Pete MOMENEE of Mi. The other 4 of us were from Milwaukee. We arrived 10 May 1871 & I took my claim on W1/2 NW1/4 and W1/2 SW1/4 of 20-20-6. DOWNS took the place now owned by Ed WOODWORTH, MCINTYRE took the WALRATH place, MOMENCE the ATWOOD timber claim and SELBY took the Ben PETERS place. All are gone long ago except the writer. Mrs. DOWNS is still living in Or. Our homestead papers were from Grand Island, dated 25 May 1871. Up to that time there were not more than 12 to 15 homesteads taken in the county. There were no towns except an Indian settlement in Genoa, nothing until you reached Columbus. After I helped DOWNS build his house. Mrs. DOWNS and little girls arrived. Mrs. GREEN arrived in Feb 1872. Mrs. GREEN ran a school at home, thus helping the frontier children get an education. The first school house was built in Pleasant Valley and she was the first teacher. We did not have children of our own but many stayed with us and 5 remained with us until they married. In 1873 I sold corn to N.J. MYERS but the grasshoppers ate it all up before he got it. (Sketch given at Ne Territorial Pioneers' dinner 1 Feb 1922.)
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ROCK SCHOOL DISTRICT 45, NEMAHA COUNTY
Called Mt. Zion, built in 1882, Class of 1910 photo was furnished by Fred GOBBER to Auburn "Press Tribune" 14 Mar 1978: Elmer KNIPPELMEYER, Wm. KRACKE, Bert SKILLET, Hubert KUKLMANN, Alma HITZEMAN (Mrs. Henry GOBBER), Fred PLAGER, Eddie KNIPPELMEYER, Edwin KNIPPELMEYER, Albert PLAGER, Ralph SKILLET, Mary KRACKE (Mrs. W. MEYER), Henry KRACKE, Eddie JOHNSON, Alvin BUROW, George KNIPPELMEYER, Tena KNIPPELMEYER. Miss Gertrude RAGON, teacher.
GRADUATES OF REPUBLICAN CITY HIGH SCHOOL 1892-1920
There was a normal college in Republican City until 1891 and there was no high school while it was in the town.
Graduates 1892 Mattine MCPHERSON BRAGG MCKEE, Frances GRUWELL, Myrtle RUSSELL MCCARTY, Elsie BRANDT DOWNING.
1893 Minnie ROLLAND HEWETT, lives in a nursing home in Ks.
1894 Maud ELLIS MILLER.
1895 & 1896 none. 1897 E.B. WILLIAM, Florence REYNOLDS.
1898-1902 none. 1903 Earl GOULD.
1904 Agnes GOULD CAMP, Archie CASSELL, James EASTON, Lewis HUNT.
1905 none. 1906 Harry GOULD, E. Joy GIFFORD SAGER, Beuna G. GIFFORN PATTON.
1907 none. 1908 Maye POSTON ANDREWS, Wayne LARUE.
1909 Nellie CAMPBELL FLOOD, Katherine O'BRIEN PETERSEN, Maggie GOSNELL CAMP.
1910 Mildred HASKINS O'DALE, Jennie MCQUISTON SANDERS MEYERS, Earl CAMP, Howard JOHNSON_ Holdrege Ne.
1911 Nelle BOOHER, Alma Ne; Amy CAMP JOHNSON, Holdrege Ne; Gladys O'BRIEN BONNER, Ca; Pearl POSTON, Lloyd GRIMES.
1912 Guy GRAHAM; Schuyler KIRTLEY; Blake SPENCER; Vincent CAIN; Charley RIDER; Augusta CAIN BURBACH, Florice CAMP GUEST, Lincoln Ne; Cecil GILBERT SNYDER; Naomi HASKINS OGDEN, Ca; Lennie WORKMAN.
1913 Laura SALL; Minnie BENEDICT SCHIPPERT, Mo; Esther STARK JILSON, Earl BUSH.
1914 Alta GOSNELL FEZER, Russell HASKINS, Earl SHRIVER.
1915 Carl BUSH; Bessie CAMP; Harvey GOSNELL; Raymond HASKINS, Marguerite MCFARLANE PETERSON; Eugene SMITH, Roy NORMAN.
No class in 1916 as we built the new school and 12th grade added.
1917 Erma WOOLMAN ROLL, Alma Ne; Margaret GUEST SHAULIS; Cora BARNES WINZ, Holdrege Ne; Maye GILBERT GARDNER; Harvey GOSNELL & Roy NORMAN graduated from the 12th grade: Gertrude SHRIVER, Wischmeyer.
1918 Erma CASSELL KAMMERER, Republican City Ne; Margaret DREW SALADEN, Mi; Carl HAWLEY; Guy R. JOHNSON, Cal Lloyd SMITH; Hazel CAMP HAWKINSON.
1919 Cecil GIDFORD, Wa; Orly WOOLMAN; Russell WEST: Howard DOTY, Harold DOTY; Mary KIRTLEY ANDERSON; Hazel HARVEY BOLLE; Rada HORN HAWLEY, Ia.
1920 Fay CASSELL SADLER WILLIS, Grand Island Ne; Viva DRUMMOND DRAKE; Howard FREAR; Opal GILBERT WOOLMAN; Leslie MCQUISTON; Hal MINOR; Estella SAWYER VAHLE, Alma Ne; Edith SHAULIS MCQUISTON; Noble SKEELS, Republican City Ne; Rosa SNELL NATLE.
Myrtle RUSSELL MCCARTY was my mother's oldest sister and Archie CASSELL was my father's brother. Erma CASSELL KAMMERER.
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A-Bible in possession of Catherine Renschler, Juniata Ne 68955
A Roman Catholic Bible pub. by John E. Potter Co., Phila. during the Papacy of Leo XIII 1878-1903.
PETER BERGERON FAMILY BIBLE
Marriage Record: Peter BERGERON & Lena PROVANCHE, 28 Jan 1848 at Arthabaska, P.Q. Canada.
Birth Record: Peter 20 Dee 1848; Jule 26 Sep 1850; Joseph L. 26 Jun 1852; Arcule 8 Mar 1854; Philip 1 May 1855; Armalin 6 Dec 1857; Armalin 27 Jul 1858; Louisa 26 Apr 1861; Joseplin 20 Mar 1863; John 2 Jul 1865; Alexander 7 Jun 1867.
Death Record: Armalin 1858 aged 10 m; Joseph 1875 aged 22 y; Armalin 1880 aged 22 y; Joseplin 1897 aged 33 Y; Philip 1906 aged 49 y; Peter 1916 aged 70 y; Jule 1918 aged 67 y; Arcule 1928 aged 74 y; Alexander 1941 aged 74 y; Louisa 23 Jul 1944.
A-Submitted by Anna May Mossman, Bellevue Ne
Source family histories on file at Cass County Historical Society
CASS COUNTY FAMILIES
A few happenings in the life of George Elijah BUELL, 13 May 1848 to 12 Nov 1926, as he told them or as recorded in his diaries of those pioneer years: Raised with 4 brothers & 1 sister on a typical NY farm. Spring of 1868 went to Fond du Lac, Wi where his mother's brother, Silas HILLMAN, lived; worked there during the summer. Went to Ne where some land remained to be had by homesteading it. Late that fall went back to NY to make plans to come west. On 11 Jan 1869 left Amsterdam, NY by train for Ne. Delayed because of wreck in Ia. Arrived in Omaha on 23 Jan and stayed at the St. Nicholas Hotel for the night. Pal, George Emery VANDENBURG, came along and became partners for 3 years. BUELL was Republican, VANDENBURG was Democrat. Next day visited Stephen ORTON, working in grist mill in Bellevue (ORTON had been in Ne a couple of years); went to his father-in-law's home, Mr. Zachary BURROWS, who was Howard POOL's great-grandfather. 31 Jan 1869, Mr. ORTON, Mr. VANDENBURG & George BUELL walked out to the prairie 30 miles to Calvin TABOR's, who was also from NY near BUELL home. TABOR had lived just south of what is now Manley since 1867. 1 Feb BUELL selected homestead where he remained for 53 years, then moving to Elmwood, Ne in 1921. George Emery VANDENBURG had nickname of Tuck which followed him to his grave. George Elijah BUELL had the nickname of Nip for several years but eventually it died out. Sam BREEDON, 1869, sharpened plow lays for 35¢. On 18 May 1869 Sylvanus Abram WOODARD arrived from Ia. Mr. & Mrs. WOODARD had been raised not over 6 miles from me in NY. After they were married in 1855 they moved to Middletown, Ct & later to Toulon, Il where they lived when President LINCOLN was assassinated. Their oldest daughter later became my wife. On 1 Jan 1873 I married Lillias Idella WOODARD. Ancestors came to Martha's Vineyard Island in 1631 because of religious persecution.
History of Gottlieb DETTMAN 1819-1910: b. West Prussia, Germany; m Anna ZIEROTT 1867; he & his wife & children left Germany & came to US, settled in Henry County, Il where they resided 2 years. On 9 Sep 1868 he applied for citizenship. Had 5 children, came to Ne by covered wagon, crossed the Mo on ferry at Plattsmouth, traveled westward where 3 miles south & 6 miles west of Louisville stayed with relatives, the Mike THIMGHAN family, they settled 2 miles west of where Murdock now is, built a dug-out where their daughter, Mary, was born in 1871. Had 8 children in all - two died in Germany. Coming to US were Gustav, Herman, Bertha, & Agnes. b. in Il was Johanna, & Mary on the homestead. Gottlieb and Anna were religious people, belonged to Lutheran Church of Germany, after coming to Ne were Charter Members of the Emmanuel Evangelical Church. In 1882 organized Callahan Evangelical Church. Gustav donated land for a cemetery near the church and was buried in Callahan Cemetery near the church in 1884. Complete family records exist on all of their children in this history. Spouses of the children include Pauline MUENCHAU, Herman HILDEBRAND, Nettie KUSKIE, Ella RIECK, Carrie KUNZ, Albert AZBEL, Charles SCHILDMEYER, Fred STOCK & Albert STREICH.
For travel to be delightful, one must have a good place to leave and to return to.
Frederick B. Wilcox, "Unicorns and Tadpoles" (Exposition)
A-Submitted by Mrs. Dessie Warriner, Franklin Ne
MINISTERS OF THE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, RIVERTON, FRANKLIN COUNTY
S.N. GROUT 1874-1880; John M. STONG 1881-1882; Quintus T. TODD 1882; Frank W. BARBER 1882-1885; William S. HAMPTON 1886-1887; Davillo W. COMSTOCK 1889-1890; Jacob HADDEN 1890-1891; Francis LAWSON 1891-1893; Samuel WILLIAMS 1894-1905; George W. KNAPP 1905-1908; Joseph C. NOYCE 1908-1909; H. Ellis LEININGER 1910-1911; William B. PAYNE 1912-1914; Joseph SNOWDEN 1920-1921; Christina DICKEY 1929-1935; E.G. BRINKMEYER 1938-1939; Guy R. BIRCH 1940-1943; William WILSON 1944-1947; Harry LAKE 1948-1949; Z.M. BRESSLER 1949-1953; Mark HARTSOCK student and minister 1953-1954; John STEINBERG summer vacation; M.R. HINDS 1959- John BENDER 1978.
Excerpts from the 75th Anniversary Bulletin of the church with (notes) by Mrs. Dessie Warriners
The church was started 24 Mar 1874 under the leadership of S.N, GROUT, (prominent in local history) who had worked in the area since 1872. At this time services were held in the EASTWOOD home (prominent family with relatives still here). Later services were held in the Limestone School House located on the west side of Thompson Creek. The new church was dedicated 11 Aug 1885, valued at $3,000 with only a $250 debt (same church still stands). C.C. CHAPLIN was church clerk in 1881. In 1882 there were 17 members when the church became a full member of the Republican Valley Association. In 1885 representatives at the General Association meeting in Beatrice were Rev. Frank W. BARBER, T.F. ASHBY, & Mrs. L. COATES. 1886 shows Mr. Edwin LOVELAND as clerk & first Sunday School Superintendent recorded as W.H. BUTTS. In 1890 there were 55 members with Mr. C.W. DAGGETT as SS Superintendent. 1891 shows 59 members with Mr. W.P. FULTON as conference representative. In 1894 Mr. Samuel WILLIAMS (prominent minister) came. He was ordained in this church 1895, served until 1900 when there were 75 members, SS Superintendent Robert NEWTON. 1910 the church was shingled by Robert HALE. 1920 electric lights were installed in the church, a gift from Mrs. Isaac SHEPHERDSON (husband built the mill), (daughter-in-law of Isaac) Mrs. B.W. SHEPHERDSON, Mrs. J.E. MORRIS (lumberman's wife), & Mrs. B.G. LINDLEY (druggist' wife). The first lady minister was Rev. Christina DICKEY, who served 1929-1935 (a social builder who had a great deal going on). Her husband served the Red Cloud church, where they lived. A large choir was started & directed by Mr. A.L. GREY. A committee formed to purchase a piano was Mrs. Erma CHRISTENSEN (druggist LINDLEY's daughter) & Mrs. Bernice POLLARD (prominent farmer's wife). Parsonage was sold ca194O and original wooden steps replaced with concrete steps. 1947 the men of the church redecorated and rearranged the church, replacing wood stoves with gas heater. Jul 1949 5 inches of rain fell up Thompson creek and many homes were flooded & 5 feet of water was in the church basement, the organ was tipped on its side with much damage. The small table containing the Bible and Cross had floated up to the ceiling with the rising water and settled back to the floor without ever getting the Cross or Bible wet. New front doors were hung in 1950 by Art MUCKEL (native son of Riverton, father runs Creamery) of Bloomington. In 1952 new floor covering in the sanctuary was a gift of Mr. & Mrs. Jack ZIEGLER & Mr. & Mrs. Oscar ZIEGLER (4 native children, Jack's son still lives here). Jan 1957 with Clayton GURNEY (elevator owner, wife was teacher), chairman, the men served the first annual chicken dinner. Mr. Frank COCHRANE served on the board (continued)
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B-Submitted by Mrs. Dessie Warriner, Franklin Ne
(continued-Congregational Church, Riverton, Franklin Co)
for many years, a member for 61 years at the anniversary (died since then). Many of the old records were lost and some were incomplete so many items of interest were probably lost.
ST. JOSEPH'S CATHOLIC CHURCH CEMETERY, NEAR HOLSTEIN, ADAMS COUNTYHEMBERGER, August 1859 - 1909 Father Maggie 1864 - 1930 Mother HORTON, Josephine 1933 - 1935 HYNES, John L. 1927 - 1930 Son of John A. & Theresa M. HYNES MILLER, Katherine 30 Jun 1937 38 y MILLER, John 15 May 1860 - 20 Mar 1918 Father Helena 18 Dec 1859 - 6 Aug 1927 Mother MONKEDICK, Henry Jr. 1896 - 1966 Josephine K. 1860 - 1953 Mother Henry 4 Apr 1860 - 2 Dec 1937 ZUBROD, Caroline E. 16 Jun 1894 - 22 Jul 1915 Leonard 26 May 1908 - 1909 Son of P.A. & A.J. ZUBROD Infant of Mr. & Mrs. Peter ZUBROD no dates Logon Township: Sec 22.
ALUMNI OF STATE AG COLLEGE, AMES IA, LIVING IN NE 18971872: Charles N. DEITZ, Omaha; C.H. TILLOTSON, Wisner 1873: W.O. ROBINSON, Trenton 1876: M.L. AITKIN, Lincoln; Julia BLODGETT HAINER, Aurora; J.E. COBBEY, Beatrice; L.E. SPENCER, Beatrice 1877: Wilbur N. HUNT, Central City; Edwin L. KING, Osceola 1880: J.J. BAILEY, Rushville; James HASSETT, Papillion; D.S. HARDIN, Alma; J. F. SAYLOR, Lincoln; W.A. THOMAS, Lincoln 1881: Alex M. BERESFORD, Orleans 1882: W.F.A. DOBBS, Beatrice; W.S. SUMMERS, Lincoln 1884: Geo R. CHATBURN, Lincoln; Hermine HAINER GABLE, Aurora, C.H. SLOAN, Geneva 1885: Emma PORTER SLOAN, Geneva 1886: Geo W. GREEN, South Omaha 1887: A.C. FELT, Superior; Charles W. FERGUSON, Chappell; G.W. STURTZ, Plain View 1888: G.L. MEISSNER, Lincoln 1891; John E. SPAAN, Lincoln 1892: Frank L. MEREDITH, Crawford; Kate M. PORTER, Geneva,, Robt SLOAN, Geneva 1893: Virginia H. CORBETT, Lincoln; Phillip J. MAGUIRE, Lincoln 1894: Charles S. LINCOLN, Omaha 1895: G.D. GUNN, Lexington
Rebekah Lodge, Upland, Franklin County, members 1926: Fannie PETERSEN, Nora HAMMER, Mina ZETTLE, Gertie SCHAFER, Alice BENSON, Clara SCHAFER, Lysle SPORTS, Ora AUSTERMANN, Ada ASHBY, Esther PETERSON, Olga PERL, Mable WORLEY, Bess ARNOLD.
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A-Submitted by D. JoAnn Schiefelbein, Wichita Ks
Source Hamilton County "Atlas," (1903) George F. Cram Co, Chicago Il
1903 HAMILTON COUNTY ATLASBluff Precinct T 13 & 14 N, R5W Sect No Name Acres Sect No Name Acres Sect No Name Acres 25 H. CARMAN 49 14 Caroline BROSVENOR 160 22 Nels BERGSTROM 80 August PETERSON 134.2 F.W. FASSBORG 79 Andrew ERICKSON 80 I.N. SHENK 862 C. LINDAHL 80 Nelson TROID 80 Elizabeth MENDENTHALL 160 A.F. PALM 160 C.J. SWANSON 80 35 H. SHULL 848 15 C.G. NELSON 160 John LITZENBERG 80 ___ MCICKES 108.5 F. MADSON 80 Peter ERICKSON 240 36 C. BELSLEY (lease-sch) A.F. PALM 120 23 C.J. SWANSON 4.0 H.P. WEST, res. John KRANTZ 40 Chas ANDERSON 80 L. PETERSON 120 Otto JOHNSON 80 A.J. HANQUIST 80 & 40 L. BECKMAN (lease) Nels BENGSTON 160 Otto JOHNSON 120 1 E.O. STREETER 200.35 16 Mrs. E. CONNOR 80 23 John BENSON 78 Andw JOHNSON 160.45 J.F. CONNOR 80 RYDORF ? O.D. STREETER 200 J.M. HEWITT 120 G.A. RICHARDSON 79 F. FOSTER 40 A. NECKER con 120 (STARK P.O.) C. JONES 20 D.C. BJORKMAN 160 24 E.W. HAHN 320 Aug RANDAHL 60 17 John LITZENBERG 103 C.F.W. HAM 160 9 R.A. WILDER 12.9 John LARSON 73.5 Carl HAHN 80 J.F. CONNOR 44 A. FLODMAN 80 Andw JOHNSON 80 F. CONNOR 27.8 J. NICHOLSEN 80 25 V.C. ADAMSON 160 I.H. WILDMAN 157.8 I.J. WILDMAN 80 Andw JOHNSON 80 9&10 J.M. HEWITT 159.1 Peter ERICKSON 160 Aug. STRELQUIST 40 I.W. ROOT 45.1 18 D.B. HORD 89.8 M. BENKE 160 J.A. JONES 80 S.T. CLAYTON 194.5 Aug CARLSON 200 Aug STEELQUIST 80 19 Henry G. WILDER 160.25 26 John BENSON 80 Alexander LYON 160 Julia WILDER 80.21 G.A. RYDSON 80 11 Alexander LYON 180 S.T. CLAYTON 80 & 40 Johanna REED 160 J.A. JONES 40 J.H. WILDER 80.21 S.I. BENSON 80 RYDSON & HANQUIST 20 S.A. NYBURG 40.22 L.E. LINDSTROM 160 M.H. HALLECK 80 Mark CASTLE 120 Andw JOHNSON 80 E.P. HALLECK 240 J.S. JOHNSON 40 27 John LITZENBERG 120 R. RECHENBERGER 40 20 C.J. CHADER 80 Peter ERICKSON 200 A.J. ANDERSON 40 A.O. HARTQUIST 160 P.M. JOHNSON 120 12 R. RECHENBERGER 80 Chas OSTERMAN 80 Peter ERICKSON 160 Chas V. LINDAHL 80 John BANKSON 320 Johanna REED 40 Alfred GUSTAFSON 160 21 Anders PERSON 160 28 John NICHOLSON 80 A.J. ANDERSON 80 Christena PERSON 80 John LITZENBERG 240 John WILSHUSEN 80 Nels BENGSTROM 80 S.I. BENSON 240 Aug CARLSON 160 John NICHOLSON 160 L.P. JONES 80 13 John WILSHUSEN 80 John LARSON 80 29 Chas OSTERMAN 160 Josephine JOHN90N 160 Swed Luth Church 40 S.A. NYBURG 160 Aug LARSON 240 John LITZENBERG 4.0 John STRANBERG 240 Chris UECKERT 80 14 C.D. LINDAHL 160 Alfred CARLSON 80 Chris GADKA 80 16 C.G. NECKER 80 23 J.W. NELSON 120
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B-Submitted by D. JoAnn Schiefelbein, Wichita Ks
Source Hamilton County "Atlas," 1903 pub George F. Cram Co, Chicago Il
(continued-1903 Hamilton County Atlas)30 Margt CONNER 80.6 2 F.A. MILLSAP 9 J. ERICKSON 80 J.S. JOHNSON 80 L.T. JOSEPH 82.18 10 Nels HANSEN 239 S.T. CLAYTON 80 Henry MAHNKEN 80 A.P. PETERSON 80 Chas OSTERMAN 80 Chas W. REED 80 A. PEARSON 160 Wm. CAMPBELL 160.92 John DETHLOFF 80 John LAMPSHIRE 160 Marcus CASTLE 80 Mary KRAGER 160 11 A.P. PETERSON 120 John STRANBERG 240 3 M.J. HULL 81.11 E.H. PETERSON 40 31 Albert LARSON 80.81 Binger BENSON 81.06 Mary KRAGER 80 Aug HANNETTE 80 Henry MUDGE 81.01 A.B. GRAYS 80 J.O. HEGGEN 320 F.A. MILLSAP 77.96 C.E. COHAGEN 80 Lars LINDSTROM 160.27 A.P. PETERSON 80 C.M. KNUTSON 80 32 Wm. CAMPBELL 80 Harris D. HALL 240 D.H. OTTO Est. 160 H.M. CAMPBELL 80 4 Henry BLAZE 162 12 H. STANCH 80 Isaac BENSON 80 Alba SAMUELSON 162.4 D.H. OTTO 80 Robt MCMARRIN 80 C.F.W. HAHN 160 H.F. SMITH 160 Alfred CARLSON 160 C.P. NELSON 160 M. YOUNG 160 Aug RANDALL 160 5 A.G. ISAACSON 81.79 J.D. BRIGGS 160 33 Alfred CARLSON 80 C.A. JOHNSON 80 13 Aug UECKERT 40 W.A. STUNKEL 160 L.C. LARSEN 80.82 J.C. HAPP 40 A.W. ERICKSON 80 Aug RANDALL 80.81 Jacob HEINZ 80 Henry RASMUSSEN 320 H.P. CHRISTENSEN 80 W.F. SCHAEFER 80 34 John WAGONER 160 L.C. LARSEN 80 C. WEAGANT 80 L.P. JONES 80 Mary HANSEN 80 Maria DOSE 160 Henry BLASE 80 J.G. BUSH 80 Jacob HEINZ 80 S.P. BENSON 80 6 Saml ROLLENS 155.8 W.F. SCHAEFER 80 Thos TIMMONS 80 John JONES 82.13 14 N.S. MCDANIEL 160 Geo COHAGEN 80 Harriet DUNAWAY 80 John UECKERT 80 Jas BONE 80 C.O. LARSON 40 J.C. HAPP 80 35 Henry BLASE 200 N. NASON 112.17 W.A. BOWERS 80 A.P. JOHNSON 80 C.A. JOHNSON 80 A.R. BROWNELL 80 Andw JOHNSON 80 Nels PETERSON 80 Clara BROWNELL 80 Julia CARNODY 40 7 C.T. ANDERSON 152.28 Maria DOSE 80 W.A. MILLSAP 80 Robt MCMURRIN 80 15 Peter CHRISTIANSEN 160 M.J. MILLSAP 80 C. HANSEN 80 Amos SPITTLER 80 F.A. MILLSAP 80 A. RYAN 152.52 C.M. KNUTSON 80 36 W. JOSEPH 160 Chris HANSEN 160 Uriah BUSH 60 H. LIGHT 80 8 H.P. CHRISTENSEN 40 Ira BUSH 100 S.P. BENSON 40 C. HANSEN 40 W.A. BOWERS 160 Fredk SALCHOR 40 Ole PETERSON 160 16 Thos KNUTSON 80 A & 2 BENSON 320 Martina ANDERSON 160 Frank S. ANDERSON 80 Otis Precinct T12N R5W: Aug LINDQUIST 80 A.P. ANDERSON 160 1 F.G. WALKER 127-73 R.C. RASMUSSEN 160 David BUSH 40 Wm. ZIEGELBEIN 204.61 9 Martina ANDERSON 160 Nels MADSEN 120 Carl F. LENZ 160 H.D. HALL 80 Christine LAMPSHIRE 120 John LIGHT 160 A. PEARSON 160 Uriah BUSH 40 W.A. MILLSAP 82.25 S.A. SWENSON 120 17 Carl JENSEN 200
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C-Submitted by D. JoAnn Schiefelbein, Wichita Ks
Source Hamilton County "Atlas," 1903 pub George F. Cram Co, Chicago Il
(continued1903 Hamilton County Atlas)17 L.C. JENSEN 200 25 Louis ROHDE 160 32 Andw NISSEN 160 Andw ANDERSON 80 Frank FENSTER 160 J.W. HILLIGER 80 A.P. JOHNSON 40 26 T.A. WILHELMSON 80 J.K. HANSEN 80 J.P. CHRISTENSON 80 Philip BROWN 160 Mary E. FENSTER 80 H. LARSON 40 A. WERTH 159 Chas FENSTER 80 18 H.J. PERREL 234.73 U. REMINGER 160 Ola ANDRE 80 Andw ANDERSON 80 27 M.H. MADSON 60 J.K. HANSEN 80 R. OLSON 152.97 Peter MADSON 40 33 Jas HILLIGER 80 Hans RASMUSSEN 120 Marie K. WILHELMSON 40 J. HANSON 40 L.C. TRUKKEN 40 H.P. MADSON 20 A.B. NISSEN 40 19 Danish Luth Church 28 A.B. NISSEN 160 J.L. MORTENSON 80 A.R. BUSH 116.83 J.L. MORTENSON 80 Martin KOHTZ 160 L.C. TRUKKEN 120 W.H. SAYLOR 80 J.K. HANSEN 80 Peter A. JACOBSEN 160 29 Andw P. HOEGH 240 Ernest MATTHEWS 80 H.H. CRUUSBERG 95.6 John F. MARTELL 200 Aug SCHULTZ 80 Mrs. Line THOMPSON 80 A. NISSEN 40 34 John VAN HOUSEN 80 20 Peter A. JACOBSEN 320 Jorgen NISSEN 80 John DOSE 80 H.L. LARSON 80 A.B. NISSEN 80 Aug DOBBERSTEIN 80 Hans LAGONI 240 30 H.J. THOMPSON 193.95 Gustaf SCHOENBORN 80 21 N.H. ANDERSON 160 Thors PETERSON 80 Martin KOHTZ 160 Andw BUSH 320 Jorgen NISSEN 160 Herman BUDNICH 160 Henry SCHROEDER 80 C. FEDDERSON 116.03 35 John WERTH 80 L.C. BEYER 200 John F. MARTELL 80 Aug DOBBERSTEIN 40 John MORKUSSEN 120 31 H. VAN HOUSEN 194.94 J. DOSE 40 22 Andrew BUSH 320 J. NISSEN 40 Peter HANSEN 120 O.B. KOHTZ 80 NISSEN & SMITH 40 John HEIDEN 80 L.C. SORENSON 80 L.P. LARSON 154.58 H. BUDNICH 40 F.M. MILLIGS 160 H. SMITH 120 Carl STREHLOW 80 23 J.F. KLUTE 160 Mary E. FENSTER 80 Robt BUDNICH 80 A.R. BROWNELL 26 W.J. WILLIAMSON 80 C. SCHLIESKE 80 F.M. MILLINGS 160 27 L.C. SORENSON 20 36 C. ROHDE 80 John MOWITZ 160 M.H. MADSON 20 John HEIDEN 40 24 Ben PABEN 160 A.H. SAYLER 80 J.T. VORHES 120 Wm. SCHAEFER 160 C. CLARK 80 John VOGT 160 Peter VAN HAUSEN 160 W.J. WILLIAMSON 240 N. FIELEN 80 A.M. SCHRIEDER 160 28 Jorgen NISSEN 160 Henry KATH 80 25 D.H. OTTO Est. 160 M.H. MADSON 80 Chas DRIEWER 80 I. B. WESSELS 160 H.P. MADSON 80
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A-Source Centennial Section, Sunday "World Herald," Omaha 30 May 1954 - extract
Another 100 Year Old Nebraskans Wayland M. NEWELL b 16 Sep 1846 Volney, NY.
Lived 70 years at Des Moiness Ia. To Omaha 5 years ago to the Baptist Home.
A wedding is an event, but marriage is an achievement. "In Tune With The Father"
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A-Submitted by Aileen Rawlings, St. Paul Ne 68873
1885 CENSUS MIDLAND TOWNSHIP, MERRICK COUNTY
This is a listing of head of household, but does not include wives or children of the head of household. It may include boarders, wards, or other adults. The 1885 State Census did not have Archer listed, as it did other towns in Merrick Co. so the whole of Midland township is included below.Charles ADAMS Albert FERRIS E.W. LEHR Fred SCHROEDER Ida ANDREW George FERRIS Wm. LIEBERT Oliver SHEAR Gernes BAKER Oliver FLEHARTY John LIBGERT C. SHILELSHEAR Anna BAHOLD L.L. FRAZER Benj. MALLUVE Mary SIMON O. BARLTETT J. FREDRICH Anna MALSTREAR James SINCIL E.D. BAUER Marvin FREGE A.D. MANNING M.P. SINCIL John BENNER George GARDNER William MARSH Charles SLATTER Albert BLACK John GARSWOLEL Winfield MCCABE A.E. SLONER Fredrich BOTTS Letty GURNEY E. MCENDRY Hannah SLONER Catherine BRANLTY Ins. HACKETT R. MERRITTE James SMITH N. BROWN Wm. HALCH E.H. MICKHAM W. SUTHERLAND R. BURTHAM F. HALICY James MILLER J.B. SWARTOUT Henry BUZZARD Arthur HEANN Christian NITZEL J.B. TEMPLIN Rale CAMELOTH Kati HEULTY Amy PALMER Ervine THOMPSON C.A. CLARK Erte HUMNER J. PASSEL J.D. VAN PELT S.H. CLARK Frank HUSH J. PULKI August WAGNER Edwin COVER A. INCHI Albert RASER B. WAGNER Albert DORILM Ed JAMES O. REESE Charles WAGNER J.P. DREILER John JEFFERS Elizabeth REYNOLD Minor WAVERLY J.N. DREPLER Lucian JOHNSON Charles REYNOLD E.H. WELLER Heiny DUECIL Wilhm JOHNSON Lucy ROULBAR John S. WRIGHT Alfred ECKLES S.F. KENNEDY G. RULL J. YOUNG John ECKLES C. KENNY W.A. SACTOR John YOUNG L. ENECTOR Elmer KENNY Samuel SALLER Wm. FARMER Robt. LEIWIN Paul SAMPSON D.W. FARNHAM B.G. LEHR Saul SAMPSON
NE Ancestree, Volume One, no 3, page 125 Winter 1978
BITS OF ARCHER, MERRICK COUNTY
Names of persons who purchased lots in the Evangelical Zion, United Brethen, Zion Methodist Cemetery located 1 mile south, 2 miles west of Archer, Merrick Co.
Albert BLAUGHORN, J. BLAUGHORN, Mrs. Otto BLAUGHORN, Wm. BLAUGHORN, Henry BOEHL, Eliza BOELTS, John BOELTS, Louise BOELTS, Lydia BONNESS, Earl CONWAY, Fred DEERTZ, Edgar DJERNES, Herman ECKERT, John ECKERT, Dean ECKHOFF, Francis ECKHOFF, Rose FARMER, Herman FECHTNER, Dale GADDIS, Mrs. GLEN GADDIS, Fred GILMONT, Charles GLAUSE, Wm. J. GLAUSE, Clifford GOERL, Larry GOERL, Clarence HANKE, Herman HANKE, W.P. HANSEN, Jacob ITA, Jean ITA, Martha ITA, Ulrich ITA, Wm. ITA, Gerald KUHN, Mollie LIEBERT, Mrs. Don MARQUIS, John A. MATTSON, Carl MUCHOW, George MUNDT, Fred NICKEL, Wm. OTTO, Cecil RAWLINGS, August RETZLAFF, Wm. RETZLAFF, Mrs. Albert RUDOLF, Emil RUDOLF, Carl F. RUDOLF, Fredrich RUDOLF, George RUDOLF, Gustav RUDOLF, Lizzie RUDOLF, Otto RUDOLF, Wm. RUDOLF, Wm. C. RUDOLF, Kathrine SCHROEDER, the SHEIBE estate, George SPORER, Albert SUCK, Jacob SUCK, John SUCK, Mrs. Edward TIMM, Martha TSCHUDY, Jost TSCHUDY, Albert WEGNER, August WESGEN, (continued)
NE Ancestree, Volume One, no 3, page 126 Winter 1978
B-Submitted by Aileen Rawlings, St. Paul Ne 68873
(continued-Bits of Archer, Merrick Co)
Carl WEGNER, Dwain WEGNER, Lydia WEGNER, Wm. WEGNER (2) Herman WELLER, Mrs. Kate WELLER, Kenneth WELLER, Merton WELLER, Rex WELLER, Richard WELLER, Albert ZAMZOW, Frank ZAMZOW, Mrs. F.A. ZAMZOW, J.G. ZAMZOW, Mabel ZAMZOW, Otto ZAMZOW, Adolf ZLOMKE, George ZLOMKE, purchases made prior to 16 Nov 1977.
In a personal letter to C.E. PERSINGER, Mr, C.D. CHAPMAN, who has been actively connected with Archer life from its beginning, tells the following story of the extension of the Burlington Branch and the establishment of the town, which is situated about half way between Central City and Palmer,
"In the winter of 1886 I wrote to Mr. TOUZALIN, of the B&M and suggested an extension of the road from Central City to St. Paul, setting forth in my letter the advantages of drawing to the B&M freight traffic for Chicago that then went to the Union Pacific. At the time I received only an acknowledgement of the receipt of the letter, but in about 30 days there came a letter from Mr. TOUZALIN, thanking me for my suggestion and stating that although they could do nothing on it that year, the plan would be filed for use the following spring. When the spring of 1887 came I received word from the B&M that in about 2 weeks surveyors and the railroad gang would be along and commence work. I was corresponding for the Courier at that time, and stated in my items that the B&M would soon commence the extension of its line from Central City out our way (Midland precinct). Nearly everyone thought I was joking, but in 2 weeks by advise and council I got the town of Archer located where it is now and later secured for it the name of Archer. In the fall of 1887, Mr. E. HANSON moved the Adams Center Creamery and store into town, from its former site 2 miles southwest. In the spring of 1888, I put up the first building - a store 16 X 32, and later put up a larger store. MR. HANSON formed a partnership with Mr. J.B. TEMPLIN in the fall of 1888 and still continues. Mr. H.O. CHAPMAN taught the first school in town.
"Archer now occupies the position of a shipping point midway between Central City and Palmer, and as such has not had the oppertunity for expansion that the later two towns have. Yet from 2 or 3 buildings in 1887 it has grown to a settlement of about 125 inhabitants, supplied with the usual school, church & mail facilities."
NE Ancestree, Volume One, no 3, page 126 Winter 1978
A-Source first the "Tecumseh Chieftain," reprinted in "Nebraska Territorial Pioneers' Association,"
Edited by Minnie Prey Knotts (1923) Johnson County
William C. JOLLY of Tecumseh spent a number of years on the plains and in the west, just before and during the period of the civil war. JOLLY married Mrs. Mary Jane HAYES 18 Oct 1864 at Nebraska City. Her husband, Harvey, died Co in 1863 and was buried in Idaho Springs. Mrs. Mary Jane JOLLY's father, Robert Prince, brought his family to Johnson County in 1855 and located in Spring Creek precinct. The following year, with his son, Stephen, went to a trading station at "Podunk" on the Little Nemaha, near the present town of Brock to get flour, to get flour, (sic) and they were lost in a blizzard and froze to death. Mrs. JOLLY died here 11 Mar 1916.
When a woman who is a bit touchy about her age was asked how old she is, she replied, "I am 15 - Celsius."
"Alamanac" in "Minneapolis Tribune"
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