Nebraska State Genealogical Society Journals NEBRASKA ANCESTREE
NSGS--NEBRASKA ANCESTREE Vol VIII, no. 3, page 107 - Winter 1986
Submitted by: Mrs. Beverly Bishop, Kearney, NE
BUFFALO COUNTY MARRIAGES 1874-1877DATE BRIDE & GROOM Age Born Parents
1874Mar. 8 HARRON, James 31 Cleveland, OH W.P. BARRON & Jane SAXTON Minnie L. BROWN 17 Fairport, N.Y. John T. BROWN & Phoebe A. SHERWOOD Jan. 11 MULLEN, W.C. 27 New York Philip MULLEN & Rachel CANTZ BUSSELL, Mary 25 England Benjamin BUSSELL & Ann WELLINGTON Feb. 22 VEUN, Edwin 22 Cincinnati, OH Thomas B. VEUN & Eliza HOLFORD NEFF, Allie C. 18 Washington Co. Pa Isaac NEFF & Emeline HOLMES Feb. 26 BOSTFORD, Chan 33 New York Chan BOSTFORD SADLER, Marie J. 29 Ohio George & Maria SADLER Mar. 23 BEATTY, John M. 23 Ohio William T. BEATTY & Miriam EVERSON ROSA, Jennie 26 New York Mar. 29 BOARDMAN, Francis D. 33 New York Levi W. BOARMAN & Araminta D. CHAPIN GARFIELD, Mrs. Isabel 22 New York Harman FISHER & Nancy H. TOWN May 24 MILLER, William 24 Ohio John H. MILLER & Rachel McPHERSON ATKINSON, Charlotte 16 Wisc. John ATKINSON and Emeline MARSH May 27 HIVELY, John 28 Ohio Joseph HIVELY & Ann SEDAGER BEARD, Mary 20 Ohio June LAMPHERE, Truman M. 33 New York Jabish LAMPHERE & Elizabeth POTTER 21 GRATNEY, Mrs. Elizabeth 37 Ohio John COOPER & Nancy AIKEN July GIBSON, James A. 23 Pennsylvania W.S. GIBSON & Melinda McKEE 1 WILSON, Mary E. 21 Pennsylvania Robert WILSON & Mary A. MESSINGER July BOTTS, John H. 52 Ohio John BOTTS & Sarah HAINES 6 LLOYD, Mrs. Caroline 37 New York Aug. HARTER, Fernando A. 25 Virginia George B. HARTER & Margaret S. ROBINSON 5 DAVIS, Mary M. 19 Virginia F.M. DAVIS & Cassy GIVENS Aug SPRINGER, John M. 22 Illinois J.M. SPRINGER & Rachel VEST 23 WILSON, Annie C. 16 Michigan Robert WILSON & Febie WHITNICH Nov 14 THOMSEN, Christian D.W. 29 Schlesweig, Holstein Loren TOMSEN & Sophia BAUSTIAN BARGISEN, Sara M.M. 25 Schlesweig Holstein Christian BARGISEN Sep. WILSON, Matthew 34 Ireland Joseph WILSON & Mary GLASFORD 21 HYDE, Martha A. 22 Ohio Joseph HYDE Nov 16 CARROLL, James T. 26 Missouri William A. CARROLL & Leathe OFFUTT HOLLENBECK, Maggie 29 Pennsylvania Nov 25 WASHBURN, Oscar B. 24 New York Albert WASHBURN & Sarah A. SHEAR STARBUCK, Julia Ann 35 Indiana William STARBUCK & Cassancria BRUMMAGE Nov 30 SCHIEME, Gustav 28 Dresden, Ger. Herman SCHIEME & Mina MIERSCH MULLER, Bertha 26 Dresden, Ger. Carl MULLER & Amalie SCHARSCHMIDT Dec. 24 STEVENS, Walter J. 25 Canada James STEVENS & Jane McGIBBON HENNINGER, Annie M. 16 Ohio S.F. HENNINGER & Barbara A. COFFMAN Dec. 24 OSTERHEIL, Charles 1. 28 Russia Charles G. OSTERHEIL & Christina PESTELL HIGGINS, Lucinda 20 Wisconsin ?, HIGGINS & Matilda HATCHER Dec. 24 GAGIN, John 36 New York ?, GAGIN & Hannah McMAHAM GRIGGS, Jane 35 Vermont
1875Jan. 1 COFFMAN, James H. 29 Illinois Henry COFFMAN & Sally JOLES HOLLENBECK, Retta 22 New York James HOLLENBECK Jan 16 WHEELER, William R. 27 England William D.H. WHEELER & Jane HAZELL GEORGE, Etta M. 19 Mass. Truman Q. GEORGE & Abbe M. GILFORD Apr 6 OLIVER, Ephraim 24 England Edward OLIVER & Sarah HOLLAND FIELDGROVE, Dorothy 17 Pennsylvania Henry FIELDGROVE & Margaret STICKELS Apr 8 GRANT, J. Marsh 24 Ohio Michael GRANT & Susan CARR BROWN, Jennie 17 Iowa William BROWN & Sarah HART Apr HANSON, Oscar E. 24 Wisconsin Aaron W. HANSON & Electa EMERY 24 JOHNSON, Laura E. 22 Ohio James P. JOHNSON & Jane SPRY Apr JONES, Thomas L. 24 England James JONES & Fannie B. HARRIS 29 ARKEY, Martha A. 15 Illinois William ARKEY & Sarah HACKETT May 3 BEUSCHOTER, Martin W. 45 Ohio Cornelius BEUSCHOTER & Diana BUTTERFIELD JOHNSTON, Elizabeth A. 33 Nova Scotia May 23 BROWN, Green 23 Ohio John & Mary BROWN BEUSCHOTER, Alice 17 Minnesota Martin W. BEUSCHOTER & Julia Ann TRIPP June RICHMOND, Andrew 27 Scotland John RICHMOND 1 McBETH, Lizzie 22 Scotland
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Buffalo County Marriages continuedDATE BRIDE & GROOM Age Born Parents
1875June THROOP, Warren 24 Illinois Lewis THROOP & Mary Ann DIMOND 9 GASS, Jane 18 New Brunswick Joseph GASS June GARGETT, Floyd F. 24 Ohio John GARGETT & Margaret CARMAN 19 McNEW, Elizabeth A. 19 Kentucky Joseph S. McNEW & Mary A. COBLE Aug. 8 REYNOLDS, Frank 22 Genesee Co. N.Y. Hiram REYNOLDS & Betsy CHADDOCK BORDEN, Mary M. 16 Delaware Co. N.Y. William D. BORDEN & Melina PHETTEPLACE Aug. CLARK, Isaac W. 29 Ohio John CLARK & Nancy ALLEN 22 GARRISON, Mrs. Candace E. 28 Ohio Isaac B. HOLMES & Eliza J. HAVEN Aug 21 LAWCEN, Charles 30 Norway Larsen ERICSON & Mary ANDERSON DEIDERICKSEN, Mrs. Karen S. 33 Denmark Jens JENSEN & Karen C. HAMEN Aug 30 SALSBURY, Nathan 29 Ogle Co. IL William C. SALSBURY & Balasa WILDER BURR, Carrie L. 19 New York John BURR Sept. HOUPT, Jacob 24 Pennsylvania Robert HOUPT & Mary Ann ANDERSON 27 HADAMAN, Sarah A. 16 New York William H. HADAMAN & Elizabeth FRAKER Nov FOSBURY, Eber W. 31 Bainbridge, N.Y. James C. FOSBURY & Amanda JONES 30 JAYNE, Emma 16 Pennsylvania William H. JAYNE & Eliza A. CONVERSE Nov LEWIS, Ira 48 Huntington, N.Y. Azel LEWIS & Jerusha GARDNER 4 BROOKS, Nancy D. 40 Florence, OH Lemuel BROOKS & Sarah CRAMPTON Nov KEENS, Francis G. 24 Exeter, Eng. George KEENS & Mary A. OATRIDGE 23 GRANT, Ella J. 18 Romeo, Mich. Lorenzo D. GRANT & Sarah A. WYMAN Dec. GIBBS, Francis L. 22 Troy, Ohio David GIBBS & Eliza BACON 8 BRIGHAM, Emma A. 21 Warsaw, N.Y. Lyman M. BRIGHAM & Catherine C. BRIGHAM
1876Feb. BORMANN, Ernest W. 47 Saxony Gottlieb BORMANN & Johanna DAUNN 2 SCHWARZ, Julia C. 32 Prussia Johann SCHWARZ & Christian SCHWARZ Jan 2 MATTICE, Samuel 26 Ogdensburg, N.Y. MERCER, Mary J. 24 Noble Co., OH Richard & Rachel MERCER Jan SWENSON, John 37 Sweden Irven OLSON & Christina PERRON 11 THORNTON, Eva J. 20 Ohio William S. THORNTON & Mary LARAMIE Feb MILBOURN, George F. 23 Starr Co., OH Washington MILBOURN & Susannah M. PFLAESTERER 3 HOOD, Sarah E. 18 Woodford Co., OH David T. HOOD & Frances J. BROWN Feb. McCARTY, Charles 26 Ireland Timothy McCARTY & Mary CONNER 6 MATHEWS, Lizzie 26 Ireland James MATHEWS Mar. WILKIE, James 32 Scotland James WILKIE & Mary BOWHGNAN 9 CATTERLIN, Rachel 19 U.S. Mar. HOOPLE, Harry 28 Canada J.F. HOOPLE & Mary RAMBAUGH 21 CARSON, Annie V. 20 Ohio J.F. CARSON & Jane WALLACE Mar. ENGLEMAN, William 21 Indiana Andrew ENGLEMAN 29 CRAWFORD, Nancy S. 19 Indiana Aaron CRAWFORD & Mary J. WENTWORTH Mar. NELSON, Victor 35 Sweden Neils ISAACSON & Carrie YOUNGSTON 24 SMITH, Matilda 18 Iowa Eric SMITH Apr. DEPUE, Marquis L. 23 Penn. James S. DEPUE & Julia A. MARSH 18 HILFICKER, Edie A. 17 Illinois Henry HILFICKER & Tamar J. HAYNES May BARRETT, William 22 Wisconsin Abraham BARRETT & Elizabeth LITTLE 18 RALSTON, Nancy R. 21 Penn. William RALSTON & Mary FOX May SWITZER, Simon W. 30 Ohio Solomon SWITZER & Belind A. ASTER 22 HULL, Marinda 28 Ohio Hiram & Luna HULL June KNEPPER, Obadiah 27 Penn. David KNEPPER & Mary C. GRESAMAN 1 GEORGE, Emma H. 17 Mass. Truman Q. GEORGE & Abbie M. GILFORD June BROMLEY, Alonzo 32 N.Y. Roger BROMLEY 18 BARRETT, Caroline 21 Ohio Abraham BARRETT & Elizabeth LITTLE June JONES, John D. 25 Illinois David JONES & Lucretia PECK 19 FIERA, Emma J. 18 New York Miles FIERO July THROOP, Josiah 28 Illinois Lewis THROOP and Mary A. DIMOND 4 FADDIS, Alice H. 18 Minnesota Henry FADDIS & Eliza A. McCLURE June MALONE, William H. 28 Missouri W.D. MALONE & Elizabeth DAMESON? 22 CADY, Emma E. 23 John CADY & ? HIGGINS July SCOTT, Joseph 39 Ohio James SCOTT & Mary ATEN 18 IRVIN, Alice M. 22 Illinois John H. IRVIN & Elizabeth HYLER Aug. DAUL, Adam 23 Wisconsin Frederick DAUL & Agnes DENGEL 13 EMICH, Mary 18 Wisconsin Jacob EMICH July WALLACE, William 20 Ohio James WALLACE & Ruth A. HOCKETT 24 HENDERSON, Ida 17 Illinois Abram HENDERSON & Catherine BRADLEY
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Buffalo County Marriages continued:DATE BRIDE & GROOM Age Born Parents
1876Aug. RASSMUSSEN, Peter C. 38 Denmark Hans RASSMUSSEN & Carn Marie PETERSON 15 HANSEN, Anna 45 Denmark Hans JACOBSON & Droethe CHRISTOFFSEN Aug. RASMUSSEN, Henry C. 24 Denmark R.C. NEILSON & Abbelone JORGENSON 19 THROOP, Sarah J. 19 Illinois Lewis THROOP & Mary A. DIMOND Aug. FOSTER, Joseph W. 56 Pennsylvania Richard FOSTER & Betsey EASTMAN 20 NEIL, Mrs. Margaret 37 England Joseph NEIL Aug. JOLES, Charles N. 20 Illinois Nelson JOLES & Annie FISH 26 RANDALL, Annie E. 18 New York William RANDALL & Charlotte COY Sept. AYER, Oliver P 20 New Hampshire Moses AYER & Lois N. FELCH 3 SPRINGER, Mrs. Anna C. 16 Michigan Robert WILSON & Febie WHITNEY Sept. KNAPP, George E. 45 New York Henry KNAPP & Ester E. HARRISON 22 TAYLOR, Rozina 19 Illinois Warner TAYLOR & Frances HAWS Sept. TRULL, Thomas 56 Maine Micah TRULL & Sarah GRIFFIN 16 STEVENS, Mrs. Ann W. 49 Maine Aaron BROWN & Ruth MOSS Oct. MUNDLE, Thomas E. 25 Canada Edward MUNCLE & Janet WILSON 3 LOWELL, Maria E. 17 Wisconsin Luther LOWELL & Mary J. KIRK Nov. 10 WELLIEVER, James 25 Penn. J.C. WELLIEVER & Martha McKEE MARBLE, Mrs. Ella L. 22 New York A.M. PETTIS Nov. 18 CAVE, Dennis W. 26 Indiana William CAVE & Ella RUSSELL JONES, Sarah V. 19 Missouri Henry JONES & Mary BROWN Nov. 28 WHITE, William E. 21 Illinois James WHITE & Mary SCOTT KEAN, Mary F. 17 Conn. John KEAN Dec. 21 JONES, John E. 36 New York Ellis A, JONES & Marian JONES HONG, Mary A. 17 Penn. John & Mary HONG Dec. 21 MORSE, Albert M. 39 Vermont Jacob MORSE & Adah BROWN WEISS, Mrs. Sophia 27 New York ? , SMITH Dec. 22 DYE, Francis E. 22 Penn. Stephen DYE & Lovina McMILLEN GRIDLEY, Lillie Iona 18 Wisconsin William M. GRIDLEY Dec. 23 OBERG, August 27 Sweden Swen OBERG & Mary OLOFF PETERSON, Mary 24 ? , PETERSON
1877Jan. 4 DAVIS, John W. 43 Ireland William DAVIS & Bridget HYNRIGHT St. PETERS, Mrs. Mary 21 Vermont Aleck ST. PETERS & Mary HETHCOTE Jan. 4 COOK, C.C. 51 Indiana Willis COOK & Sarah CROOM DREW, Mrs. Sarah N. 44 Maine ?, GREENLEAF & Sarah DAGGET Jan. 18 FOSS, Jerry 48 Ohio James FOSS & Elizabeth FLEMING RICHMOND, Mrs. Gertrude S. 42 New York David SKINNER Feb. 13 BLACK, Charles C. 29 Iowa William BLACK & Rebecca BENSON CHESLEY, Elizabeth 22 Wisconsin George CHESLEY Feb. 27 MULLEN, Obadiah P. 31 New York Phillip MULLEN & Rachel CANTY PUTMAN, Adelia A. 23 New York John J. PUTMAN & Dorcus RICHARDSON Feb. 27 PATTERSON, W.G. 23 Penn. Robert PATTERSON & Jane HENRY CORNELL, Florence E. 17 Ohio George W. CORNELL & Rebecca DAVIS Mar. 20 BOND, David C. 36 Canada Richmond BOND & Ann CHUMLY ARENDT, Ann 18 Wisconsin John P. ARENDT & Catharine TYLER Apr. 22 COFFMAN, George W. 24 Illinois Henry COFFMAN & Sally HUNT, Lillie A. 16 Michigan Miles B. HUNT & Maritta TRIM May 3 McDERMOTT, Patt 30 Ireland John McDERMOTT & Kate FEELY LYONS, Mary 19 New York John LYONS & Rose GOULDING May 9 GAREY, Daniel H. 24 Penn. Daniel GAREY & Elizabeth MARSDEN GRATIGNY, Alfaretta 19 Ohio S.B. GRATIGNY & Elizabeth COOPER May 21 WESTERVELT, Douglas 28 New York James WESTERVELT & __ McLEOD, Annie 24 New York James & Emily McLEOD June 7 MARSH, Milton D. 21 Penn. J. MARSH GILMORE, Carrie M. 16 Ohio George GILMORE & Jane THORP July 15 JENKINS, James 32 Wales Charles JENKINS & Mary BEEVAN MORRISON, Mary E. 23 July 18 CHASE, O.G. 19 Ohio Charles CHASE & Mary HOLT SMITH, Hattie 19 New Orleans Aug. 10 CRINYAN, James 47 Ireland James CRINYAN & Bridget MOONEY WHITE, Catherine A. 22 Penn. William WHITE
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1877Sept. 8 FADDIS, Henry S. 40 Pennsylvania Isaac C. FADDIS & Sarah SEFTON THOMAS, Rosa L. 18 New York S.A. THOMAS Sept. 15 LEE, Mark G. 21 Pennsylvania Darius LEE & Mary J. McCLURE WILLIAMSON, Alice E. 21 Michigan George WILLIAMSON Oct. 3 MEISNER, George 32 Germany Casper WEISNER FIELDGROVE, Rachel 19 Pennsylvania Henry FIELDGROVE & Margaret MYRES Oct. 7 ROE, Daniel W. 32 New York Rufus ROE & Ann E. DeMoot COOK, Fannie Lee 18 Nebraska Nathaniel P. COOK & Rebecca WATERS Oct. 18 EATON, Julius 27 New York Joel EATON & Sarah SIBLEY SHRADER, Carrie L. 19 New York Julius SHRADER Oct. 16 MILLER, Elton P. 25 New York Jacob MILLER & Elenor KIKEMAN SWEEZEY, Evaline E. 19 Michigan James SWEEZEY & Susan SHERMAN Nov. 4 SCOTT, Daniel 22 Indiana John SCOTT & Mary WHITE STORMS, Rosa 18 France Paul STORMS Nov. 8 KNITTEL, Robert 27 Germany George KNITTEL & Lena WEAVER STEIRLIN, Sophia 17 New York Christoph STEIRLIN & Maigaretta BARTH Nov. 17 CARR, George E. 31 Pennsylvania Reuben R. CARR & Emily STOOLFIRA ROSS, Sarah R. 19 Iowa Jacob H. ROSS Dec. 20 BREWSTER, John W. 29 New York Joseph BREWSTER & Charlotte NEWMAN LANDER, Kate 23 Illinois Dec. 25 WHITE, Alva G.H. 25 Canada Alva G.H. WHITE & Matilda LOUFRET LaBARRE, Cora 19 Vermont Isaac D. LaBARRE & Mary WINTER Dec. 25 LANGER, Edwin F. 27 Vermont A.F. LANGER & A.S. GOODALE KIRKPATRICK, Mrs. Lovica J. 24 Iowa James ALSUP & Elizabeth WALTER Dec. 27 MILES, Millard F. 25 Illinois Elisha MILES & Ester TRASH? SWEELEY, Rie 19 Illinois Dec. 28 HESSELGRAVE, George F. 25 Wisconsin G.P. HESSELGRAVE & Annie MILLARD BROMAN, Mary 16 Illinois David R. VROMAN & Mary HUFF
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Submitted by: Gloria Pressnal, North Platte, NE
"Rooting Around with Computers" in the Simmer 1985 NEBRASKA ANCESTFEE was of interest to me. I take that Roots II is an entirely different program from the Family Roots program. My cousin uses Family Roots to enter a portion of our family's genealogy. I find Family Roots a little slow and awkward for my own use at this time, so will try Roots II.
Up to now I have not seen an article from anyone who has been using the Format II word processing program for storing genealogical information using an Apple IIe. Format II is a very flexible and easy running for storing information on individuals or family groups. It also has a database/mailing list program which will alphabetize and so make indexing easier.
To make a family group sheet I simply make a form on the screen, save it on a data diskette, recall up the blank form, fill it in, then store it on the diskette, call up the blank again, fill it in, then store it, etc.
The mailing list feature on the program is of little use to me except for using the alphabetizing feature - for indexing, as there is a limited number of spaces which can be used for each entry. I enter each name along with the page or family group number I have given it on the group sheets, then alphabetize them.
Of course, the Format II program will not make ancestral charts or link generations in other ways.
There is a "find" feature which allows a person to search the whole body of text for a name or place or whatever. It is very fast running as it is written in assembly program language.
(Assembly program language programs generally run faster than programs written in basic language.) The edit features are very handy and, at least for me, a little easier to use than some of the other word processing programs like Applewriter or Appleworks.
Format II is published by Kensington Microward Ltd, 919 Third Ave., New York, NY 10022
Submitted by: Mrs. Georgene Morris Sones, Omaha, NE
From: Chadron Daily Journal, Chadron, Dawes Co. Aug 10, 1892
NEWSPAPER ABSTRACTS, CHADRON DAILY JOURNALJ.E. AINXWORTH director 1st Natl Bank Mr. BITTINGER baseball player L.A. BROWER dir. Bank of Chadron F.B. CARLY cashier The Chadron Banking Co. COBURN & PALMER agents for McCormick Harvesting Machine Co. A.W. CRITES dir. 1st Nat'l Bank Albert W. CRITES vice pres. Bank of Chadron F.M. DORRINGTON dir. Bank of Chadron Mr. DOWD baseball player C.W. DRESSER dir. Bank of Chadron Mr. Ellenwood baseball player M.A. FARR buggies C. GILLIAM baseball player Robert HOOD, dir. 1st Nat'l Bank A.R. HUMPHREY nominee for commissioner of Public Lands & Blds is in town. Chas. C. JAMESON dir. 1st Nat'l Bank D.B. JENCKES went hunting in Wyo. Chas. C. JORALEMDN had fire in barn & entire contents destroyed. Richard C.LAKE pres. Bank of Chadron Dr. Alfred LEWIS will be at the Depot Hotel LOEWENTHAL Bros. clothing A.A. McFADON cashier Citizens State Bank J. T. MAY vice-pres. Citizens State Bank W.L. MAY pres. Citizens State Bank Tom MOORE dir. Bank of Chadron Mr. MURRAY, baseball player Mr. O'HANLON, baseball player J.L. PAUL, dir. 1st Nat'l Bank A.C, PUTNAM pres. The Chadron Banking Co. A.A. RECORD dir. Bank of Chadron Bartlett RICHARDS pres. 1st Nat'l Bank DeForest RICHARDS vice-pres 1st Nat'l Bank Mr. ROSSITER, baseball player M.E, SMITH & Co. dry goods John F. TENZER, lumber Mr. TEW, baseball player Geo. WALKER of Harrison hunting in Wyo.
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Submitted by Mrs. Ila Snyder Christensen, York, NE
THE SNYDER FAMILY IN SHERMAN COUNTY
Three generations of the SNYDER family lived on the "SNYDER" or "Verdurette" ranch, as it was known in the earlier days.
Joshua M. SNYDER was born April 10, 1825 in Monongahela County, (W.) VA. When he was about one year old he, with his parents, moved to Trumbull county, Ohio, near Hubbard. He was born Joshua SNIDER, but sometime later decided the name should be spelled SNYDER.
He started school at the age of 9, going only summers. As he had to help his father clear the land and chop wood, he didn't get too much formal schooling. He had to read and study on rainy days or at night to get his education, preparing himself for a teacher.
In 1845 he taught his first school in Mercer county, PA. For this he received $10 a month for a 3 month term. He also taught in Trumbull county, Ohio and near Aledo, IL from 1845-1848, no term being longer than 6 months. In between terms he did manual labor and attended school.
He was brought up in the Protestant Methodist church, but became a member of the M.E. church at the age of 16. In 1846 he left them and in October, 1847 he united with the Wesleyan Methodist church.
May 1847 he left Ohio with the parents of his fiancee, Mr. & Mrs. John FRAZIER, to go to Illinois. They went by canal boat, then steamboat to New Boston, Illinois.
April 3, 1848 he and Harriet FRAZIER were married in Mercer county, Illinois. He originally wanted to study for the Law? but others who knew him felt he should preach. He spent much time thinking which vocation he should follow, then after much prayer and soul searching, he made his decision to preach. In May he was received into the Wesleyan conference as a Licentiate, preaching what was known as the Rock River circuit.
In 1849 he was ordained and preached at Roscoe, IL. There, their first child, Fraizer SNYDER, was born. Following this appointment, he filled pulpits at Lake county, IL; Farmington, Fulton county, IL and Mercer county, IL from 1850-1862.
During those years he met several difficulties. While at Roscoe, he nearly lost his life two times in high waters. When they went to Lake county they had trouble finding a house and finally were ill and the pay was small. The second year their health improved and the church helped them more, but hard times hit and he had to cut cord wood and teach during the winter. Different times he had to go in debt, they always found other work to pay his debts. In 1857 the financial panic and crash came and for 5 years he was uncertain whether he could ever get out of debt, but he paid all off.
In 1851, a daughter, Maggie, was born. Two more children were born to them; Eva in 1854 and Charles, in 1857.
August 10, 1862 he preached his farewell sermon before joining the Union Army. He was such a strong Abolitionist, after speaking and writing articles on the subject, he felt it his duty to join the Union forces in their fight.
August 11 he left with 150 men, neighbors, men from his church and enlisted men, for Monmouth, where the number was cut to 100. He was one of those picked and was mustered into the Union army. They held an election of officers and he was elected to be the Captain of the 83rd Volunteer Infantry, Co. D. He served from May 21, 1861 to June 26, 1865.
Going by river boat, they went to Fort Donaldson, Tenn., where they camped. They took part in several skirmishes until Feb. 3, 1863. He took part, then in the battle to hold Fort Donaldson for the Union. Following this, his company was sent to Clarkesville where they did police duty until the end of the war. Here, besides scouting, they had many hard brief fights. In one encounter a bullet went within an inch of his throat and in another a ball hit the buckle of his sword belt, thus sparing him. While at Clarkesville his wife and children came by river boat to be near him. They lived at one of the hotels there. June 26, 1865 he was mustered out at Nashville and sent to Chicago to receive his pay.
Mr. SNYDER had acquired a small farm near Viola, IL before the war, then rented it out. After his discharge the family moved to Monmouth where he secured a job with the U.S. Mail. The spring of 1866 they returned to his farm and in the fall he returned to preaching as an Evangelist.
In 1870 he preached at Sycamore for two years, then was sent to Kishwaukee for two years. From 1874-1877 he preached in 6 counties to the south of Wheaton, having moved his family there. He preached in Wheaton his last year. He had also been a trustee of Wheaton college. Reverend SNYDER was very strong in his belief and spoke out for that which he believed was right. He had very strong feeling against slavery, also when some in the church wanted to lift some of the restrictions he made it known how he felt, thus, at times, he became very troubled. Younger men coming into the conference wanted to relax the rule on secret societies and he strongly opposed it to no avail. After he finished the year at Wheaton, in 1878, he withdrew from the conference and received a letter of standing. During his years of preaching in Illinois he was sent to the General Conference three times and served continuously as
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The Snyder Family in Sherman County continued:
their president until he refused a reelection.
Charles, the youngest son, was attending Wheaton college, and while there his eyes failed. After much treatment, the optic nerves having failed, the doctors concluded he could not study or follow any occupation that required close attention of the eyes, thus he needed to find another vocation.
B.F. ARMITAGE of Adams county, NE, a friend of IL, had been trying to get him to come to Nebraska. Unbeknown to Mr. SNYDER he procured a 60 day pass to Nebraska through Professor BENT of Wheaton, which Mr. SNYDER received in August, 1878. In Nebraska Mr. SNYDER liked the land he saw. He wrote "I saw here a land where my son could raise cattle and I could carry on my work? He named the valley "Verdurette" for the tall, lush green grass growing there.
In less than two weeks he made his choice of land, and took out his homestead in Sherman County. In January 1879, after returning to Illinois to prepare for the move, he turned to Sherman county. In March his oldest son came with a carload of teams, tools and various materials. In July Mrs. SNYDER joined him. The others of his children came and obtained land near his. Later, only Charles kept his land.
In the fall of 1879 he and 4 Elders of the church attempted to organize a Wesleyan conference in Nebraska. During the next 5 years he traveled several thousand miles, mostly in a buggy, and preached many sermons. None of this time was his health good, They succeeded in organizing churches in 4 counties, but they gradually dwindled away. Money was scarce and the Illinois conference did not support them as they could have, also members coming to Nebraska did not settle close to each other, but scattered themselves through out the state.
From 1891-1896 they endured 3 years of drouth. One year there was a total crop failure and two, the crops were very poor. Many thousand people left the state leaving many vacant farms, Cattle, hogs and other animals were sold and sent away, so the farmers remaining were very poor.
From 1880-1889, except for one year, he was the post master at Verdurette, the post office being in the parlor of their ranch house.
In Illinois, he wrote and had published many articles concerning problems in the Wesleyan church and of his beliefs, religious and otherwise. After coming to Sherman county, he wrote articles to newspapers about problems of the day, politics and religion. He and his son had an orchard of which they were very proud, so he wrote a number of articles on Horticulture. He also was an advocate of irrigation for the farmers.
Reverend SNYDER took an active part in whatever was of concern to the people of the county. In 1893 he became the Chaplain to the Senate, which he served two terms. He was aligned with the "Farmer's Alliance", which became the Populist party, and served as their Chaplain 1894-1895. In 1896 he was elected to the state legislature as a Populist. He was so well liked that everyone affectionately called him "Father SNYDER". In 1939, in a district where I taught, the older people said to me, "you are the great grand daughter of Father SNYDER".
In the fall of 1897 Mr. & Mrs. SNYDER moved into Loup City. There, April 3, 1898, they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at the Opera house. Theirs was the second such occasion celebrated in Sherman county.
March 1, 1900 Mrs. SNYDER died. He moved back to the farm south of Loup City, where he lived the rest of his life with his son, Charles and family. He died may 20, 1904 and is buried by his wife in the Verdurette cemetery which he founded.Joshua M. SNYDER b. April 10, 1825 Monongahela Co. (W.) VA M. April 3, 1848 Mercer Co. IL. Harriet FRAZIER, b. 22 Feb 1826 children J. Frazier SNYDER b. Jan. 16, 1849 Roscoe, IL m. Aug. 14, 1875 Wheaton, IL. Frankie WHEATON b. 28 July 1855 d. 7 March 1897 m. Oct. 12, 1898, Kings, IL. Fannie King b. 22 Aug 1873 d. 26 July 1928 d. Oct. 14, 1911 Wheaton, IL. Maggie SNYDER b. 24 Nov 1850 Bristol, Wis. m. 26 Jan 1870 E.G. ROBINSON, 1840-1912 d. 10 Feb. 1901 Arcadia, NE Eva SNYDER b. 1856 Viola, IL m. Charles WHEELER ? --1935 d. 1935 Chicago, IL Charles M. SNYDER b. Dec. 20, 1858 Viola, IL m. May 11, 1688 Sherman Co., NE Lillian GORDON b. 21 Dec 1853 Rushford, N.Y. d. 29 Jan 1944 Sherman Co. Ne d. 1 March 1935 Kearney, NE
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Submitted by Mrs. Ila Christensen, York, NE
VERDURETTE CEMETERY, SHERMAN COUNTY
Located NW1/4 of SW1/4 Section 19, Township 14, N of range 14, W of the 6th P.M. 8 miles south of Loup City on Highway 10
This cemetery was founded in 1882 by Rev. J.M. SNYDER on his own property. It was surveyed and platted by Mr. RAYMOND, County surveyor of Sherman county, in 1888 and incorporated and deeded to the public in 1893. The first stone was brought from the hills, cut and placed by Rev. SNYDER.ATWOOD, Francis N.Y. 1817--1882 THRESHER, Baby of Mr. & Mrs. Skip unmarked McCOMB, Baby of Mr. & Mrs. Wes R. unmarked JOHNS, Baby of Mr. & Mrs. Joseph unmarked PORTER, Baby of Mr. & Mrs. George unmarked GRAY, Andy J. 1850--Aug. 14, 1912 Father Mable 1894--11 Mar. 1914 (dau.) (boy) unmarked (son) FLINT, John B. 1848--Oct. 21, 1931 Civil War Vet. Myra 1848--1906 (wife) COOK, John W. unmarked DADDOW, Fred 1888--1932 (Grandson of Joseph DADDOW Sr.) Ury 1875--1922 (wife) William 1907--1932 (son) Joseph, Sr. 1819--1895 Eliza 1826--1898 (wife--both from Wales) DeLYSTER, Josinus 1896--1905 Wilhelmina 1897--1898 Wilhelmina 1898--1899 ? (unmarked, all children of one family) GOLDSWORTHY, John 1842--1908 (from Wales) Eliza DADDOW 1848--1909 dau., Joseph DADDOW Sr. & wife of John) DADDOW, Henry N. 1903--1907 (Grandson of GOLDSWORTHY's & SON OF Nicholas DADDOW) HOLMES, Robert A. 22 Sept 1855--3 March 1885 b. New Delhi, N.Y. BROCK, George, Sr. 1837--1887 Robert L. 1880--1903 (son of Geo. Sr. & Isabella) Isabella White HOLMES d. ca 1935 Bessie 1883-1897 (dau of Geo. Sr. & Isabella) George d. 11 Sept 1937 (son of Geo. Sr. & Isabella) SNYDER, Edna M. (2nd wife of F.G.) 27 Feb 1885 -- 15 June 1948 Frank Gordon 31 Mar 1882--27 June 1957 (son of C.M. & Lillian) Minnie M. 9 Mar 1889-July 15, 1914 (1st wife of F.G.) Charles M. 20 Dec 1858--1 Mar 1935 (son of J.M, & Harriett) Lillian GORDON 21 Dec 1853--29 Jan 1944 (wife of C.M.) ROBINSON, E.G. 1840--1912 Civil War Vet Maggie SNYDER (wife of E.G. & dau. of J.M. & Harriett SNYDER 24 Nov 1850--11 Feb 1901 SNYDER, Rev. Joshua M. 10 Apr 1825--20 May 1904 (Civil War Vet.--Capt. Co. D 83 Ill. Inf. and Wesleyman Methodist circuit minister) Harriett FRAZIER 22 Feb 1826--1 Mar 1900 Wife of J.M. DADDOW, Joseph, II Son of Joseph Sr. 1854--1928 Came from Wales Marietta LEHMAN 1862-1938 Wife of Joseph II Joseph, III 1919--19 Feb 1931 Grandson of Joseph Sr., Nephew of Joseph II and son of Ira JENSEN, Theodore W. 1878--Dec 1933 Marie C. 1869--Dec 1933 Wife of Theodore John M. 1904--1948 CORDING, Mr. C. no stone NEISNER, Henry 1873--1 Feb 1914 Cora 1878--1961 Wife of Henry Margaret 13 Dec 1901--27 Oct 1926 Dau of Henry & Cora SHERMAN, Olive P. 1853--1922 Pearl 1878--1898 Dau. of Olive JENDRICK, ? 2 graves unmarked Mrs. no stone Mother Ernest E. 27 Oct 1846--19 Sept 1883 Husband of Mrs.
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Verdurette Cemetery continued:GRAY, Jeordane 1892-1918 WWI Vet, son of Andy GRAY ALLEMAN, Clark 1869-1938 Minnie, (CLAFKA) SNYDER 1875-1912 Wife of Clark, Raised by Rev. & Mrs. J.M. SNYDER Minnie 1908-1912 niece of Clark, dau. of Vern WORDEN, Milo 1858-1924 (Bro. of Melite HOOMES) CURRY, Marvin 1913-1934 Son of Wilbur & Winnie Archie: 1908-14 Jan 1910 Son of Wilbur & Winnier Winnie 1888-10 Feb 1933 Wife of Wilbur Wilbur 1884-1939 Edward d. 16 Dec 1926 Baby boy d. 30 Nov 1938 Baby girl d. 21 July 1930 Baby boy d. 14 June 1934 Baby d. 14 Jan 1941 (all children were Gr. grandchildren of the Joseph DADDOW Sr's, Gr. neice and nephew of Clark ALLEMAN's and grandchildren of Ira DADDOW. Their parents were Mr. & Mrs. William ALLEMAN) HOLMES, George 1866--1936 b. Delhi, N.Y. Melita WORDEN 1851-1929 Anes, N.Y. (Sister of Milo WORDEN) GRAY, James unmarked (bro. of Andy CRAY) Child unmarked Child unmarked (both ch. of James GRAY)
Other unmarked graves of several unknown men who were caught stealing horses, hanged and put in a grave without a casket. This would be in the late 1800's. By the west fence, along the highway, just south of the gate is the body of a girl found outside the fence by highway wormers (sic), unmarked.
Submitted by: Mrs, Ila Snyder Christensen, York, NEVERDURETTE, Sherman countyIn 1878, when, Rev. J.M. SNYDER came to Sherman County to see a new home, he saw a land covered with beautiful tall grass. He selected the place for his homestead and because of the lush growth called it Verdurette.
From 1880 to 1897 the SNYDER ranch housed the Verdurette Post Office, Approximately 8 miles south of Loup City, the ranch was the stop for the stage between Kearney and Loup City. The Post Office was closed when the mail was sent to Loup City.
The Snyder Ranch was probably the center of much of the activity of Verdurette. As a minister, Rev, Snyder performed many weddings in their home and many newcomers to the county stopped there.
Three miles from the homestead was the Verdurette school, District #46, a sod building. Later it was moved closer and a wood school house was built. When the consolidated schoolhouse at Wiggle Creek was built, the Verdurette schoolhouse was moved there and added to another small schoolhouse to form the teacherage. Here the Wiggle Creek teachers lived.
The Verdurette cemetery was founded in 1882 by Rev, J.M. SNYDER on land owned by him. Charles M. SNYDER, his son, paid for the survey and plat by Mr. RAYMOND, County surveyor, in 1888. It was incorporated and deeded to the public in 1893. The first grave was that of Francis ATWOOD, a transient living at the Snyder ranch, who died in 1882. Rev. Snyder took and quarried a stone from the nearby hills. It is still legible.
Verdurette consisted of ranches, a school and a cemetery, but no church. Rev. Snyder came to Nebraska as a conference evangelist with general supervision of missionary work for the Wesleyan Methodist Conference, but there were not enough Wesleyan settlers close to form a church. Had a number of Wesleyans settled in the community and a church been built, Verdurette would, I feel sure, have survived.
As it was, land was provided for a church in the front of the Verdurette Cemetery, but only for an Evangelical church. Thus, when the M.E. Church was built, they had to find a different place.
Wiggle Creek, a couple of miles north, being a wide, flat valley, was better suited to more buildings. The church and schoolhouse were built there and later a large consolidated school and a store. The church, a large picnic area by the creek and the schoolhouse became the central meeting place for the surrounding community. As Wiggle Creek grew and Verdurette diminished, the name Verdurette was dropped, Only Verdurette Cemetery bears the name today.
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