Nebraska State Genealogical Society Journals
Volume X, no. 2 - Fall 1987
Vol X, no 2 page 69 - Fall 1987
Submitted by Carl S. VanWagenen
ULSTER COUNTY, N.Y. TO IOWA AND NEBRASKA
Eli VAN WEGENEN, b.10/9/1843, bp Dashville RDC. d. 1/31/1915 Rushville, NE., m. 6/27/1866 Highland, NY to Louisa VRADENBURG, b.12/9/1848 New Paltz, d. 9/14/1942 Burwell, NE. Daughter of Rev. John VRADENBURG & Mary Ann CHILDS. He was the son of Jonas VAN WAGENEN & Sara Ann WELLS. They are buried in Fairview Cemetery, Council Bluffs, IA, Ulster County. Surrogate Petition of 7/10/1885 listed him as living at Corning, IA; Kingston FREEMAN article dated 4/30/1915: word received from Omaha that Eli VAN WEGENEN, native of New Paltz and prominent druggist in Iowa died leaving his wife, one son and four daughters. His death certificate from Lincoln, NE gives his date of birth as 10/9/1851 (error) abd that he was buried on 2/5/1915 at Rushville, NE and attended schools at Highland and Newburgit, and the Gainesville Seminary in Wyoming County, NY.
In 1870 she and Eli and their two small daughters moved to Corning, IA where they lived for fifteen years. In 1885, they moved to Omaha, NE and after 1893 when her father suffered a stroke, her parents lived with them and she cared for them until their deaths. Eli was a storekeeper and druggist in Corning, IA, and then in the employ of the State Pharmacists Association and was with the American Smelting and Refining Company in Omaha and Mexico, and about 1910 he went to western Nebraska to assist his son Joseph Rees VAN WEGENEN in establishing a homestead in Sheridan County, a cattle ranching area.
After Eli died in 1915, Louisa lived alternately with her daughters Lillie MICKEL in Omaha, Maude ROCKHOLD in New Jersey, and Elizabeth HENNICK in Chicago. She spent many years in research of the VRADENBURG/CHILDS families and although she was totally deaf for more than 50 years, she corresponded with family members all over the U.S., China, and Mexico, and with friends she made when she was secretary of the Women's Foreign Missionary Society of the Methodist Church. Their children were:
Luella "Lillie" VAN WAGENEN, b.5/21/1867 in Ulster Co., NY, d. 7/2/1961 Burwell, NE., m. 8/27/1891 Omaha, to George Edgar MICKEL, b. 8/12/1867 Ironton, OH, d. 7/28/1928 Omaha, NE, son of Thompson MICKEL & Sylvana PETERSON. He was president of MICKEL Music Corporation & she wrote "Singing Sands", a book of poetry published in 1936. They are buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Omaha, NE.
Mary Eltin VAN WAGENEN, b. 7/7/1868 New Paltz, NY., d.11/13/1930 at Pittman Hospital, Fayetteville, NC. She was head of music department at Salemburg College (now the N. C. Justice Academy) and at the time of her death was head of piano department and department of expression, Pineland College, Salemburg, NC. She was unmarried. Buried with her VRADENBURG grandparents in Highland, NY.
Elizabeth VAN WAGENEN, b. 7/29/1879, Corning, IA, d. 2/4/1966 Burwell, NE., m. 10/19/1912 Burwell, NE., to David Franklin "Frank" HENNICK, b. 5/10/1881 Burwell, NE, d. 1/31/1932 Burwell, NE. He operated a garage in Burwell and was Burwell precinct assessor. She operated a beauty shop in Burwell from 1925 thru 1955. Buried in Burwell Cemetery.
Maude Louise VAN WAGENEN, b.5/6/1876 (?) Corning, IA., d. 8/26/1943 Glen Ridge, NJ., m. 8/12/1903 Chicago, IL to Walter Ralph ROCKHOLD, b. 8/30/1871 Peoria, IL., d. 10/21/1937 Glen Ridge, NJ.
Joseph Rees VAN WAGENEN, b. 9/11/1879 Corning, IA., d. 10/22/1953 Crockett, CA., m. 1/24/1916 Rushville, NE to Jessie MANLEY, b. 12/7/1891 Beaver City, NE., d. 1/19/1981 San Rafael, CA., buried Sunset Cemetery, Berkley, CA. Their children were Donald Rees VAN WAGENEN, b. 12/6/1916 at Beaver City, NE, d. 5/30/1943 in Aleutian Islands Campaign of WW II while serving as Staff Sergeant with the 17th Infantry Anti-Tank Co. He received posthumous Silver Star and Purple Heart and is buried at Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno, CA; Harold Manley VAN WAGENEN, b. 7/29/1918 at Lakeside, NE; and Helen VAN WAGENEN b. 3/17/1920 Beaver City, NE. All three children attended and graduated from Burwell High School.
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Nebraska Ancestree - Fall 1987 - Vol.10 No. 2 pg. 78-80
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History of Interments in Lakeview Cemetery - Chase County, Nebraska
Grounds surveyed Jan. 1890
Submitted by Mrs. Garneta Bauerle, Champion, Chase County, Nebraska
These are "bits and pieces" (not complete articles) submitted. More information will be kept on file
Hugh NEILL was buried on Jan.7th, 1890. The deceased was killed by falling off a load of freight about 7 miles north of Benkleman, Dundy County, NE on Friday Jan. 3, 1890. Was born in Washington Co., NY Oct. 6, 1845. Soldiered in Co. I 123rd NY Infantry and at his death was drawing a pension. His home was on the NE Sec. 33, W6-R40, Chase County, NE. He leaves a widow and four children. He had resided in this county since the Spring of 1881.
Frank Teddy ARMSTRONG, son of Charles and Rebecca ARMSTRONG, died Jan. 9, 1890. Age 14 months. Died of Spinal trouble.
H. S. LOOMIS died at the Chase hotel on Sunday, January 19, 1890. He was about 56 years old. He was born in Indiana, but had spent the greater part of his life in the mining districts of Colorado. He came from Stafford County, Kansas in the spring of 1889, settling 12 miles west of this place. Mr. Loomis worked in the mines and lived in a wagon the greater part of the time. He and his wife separated nearly twenty years ago. We understand he had a sister and a son both married and living somewhere in Dakota. Remains buried in Lake View Cemetery.
LONG was re-interred from the Old Champion Cemetery February 3, 1890. This child was about 2 1/2 years old and was accidentally drowned in the Frenchman by falling off a foot plank at or near the residence of parents John D. LONG and Mary LONG. Deed April 15, 1891.
Henry DOUGLASS was re-interred from Old Champion Cemetery, February 3, 1890. Deeded April 15, 1891, Wm. DOUGLASS. The deceased died June 27, 1889 of dropsy. Was age 64 years and had resided in this county about 3 years. He was a native of New Jersey, Patterson. Was a member of the Masonic Fraternity.
Infant child of John FOSTER re-interred from Old Champion Cemetery, February 3, 1890. This ground assigned to Lutheran Church people and designated Block five (5) on a re-survey. A young brother-in-law who was killed by a saddle pony buried in same lot.
Infant child of R. A. and Fanny B. EWING re-interred from Old Champion Cemetery, February 4, 1890. Died February 17, 1888. 2 days old. Girl was buried in Lot 23, B2 and the headboard marked with name of R. A. EWING.
Nancy L. KING, wife and infant child of William KING. Re-interred from Old Champion Cemetery, February 4, 1890, died February 23, 1889. Child Bed fever.
Arthur LAMBERT re-interred from Old Cemetery First Champion, February 4, 1890. The deceased was a young man about 17 years old and died of typhoid fever.
Jargus SMITH died Aug. 31, 1889 of consumption, aged 29, left a wife and four children. He resided on NE4 31.5 39.
James CONWAY died March 11, 1889, found dead in his house. Inquest showed heart disease. Was an Illinois soldier. Co. Regt. IL. Cav. Aged 43.
Earl NEHRLEY died June 29, 1888, aged about 6 months, was an infant of Henry and Julia NEHRLEY.
Infant daughter of R. L. and Mary J. DEWEY, aged 2 weeks and 1 day.
Wm. G. WILSON was buried on Saturday, March 8, 1890. Age 69 years, 3 months and 8 days. Mr. Wilson was born in Warwickshire, England. When he was six months old his parents came to America and settled in Lorain County, Ohio. He remained in Ohio until 1860 when he moved to eastern Nebraska. He came to Chase County in April 1886, taking land in what is now known as Bussell precinct. He was a widower having lost his wife in 1881. He leaves three sons and one daughter.The funeral was held at the residence of Mr. Smith. Rev. D. E. Willis conducted the services and Rev. Frediric Alley at the grave.
Minnie M. STURE, May 1st, 1890. The deceased committed suicide by shooting herself through the left breast with a shotgun. She resided with a half-brother in the S2 Sec.33.5.39, moving to this county from Iowa in summer of 1889. She was 15 years and 11 days old at her death, poor but highly respectable, homesickness unbalanced her mind.
Henry OVERTREE aged 34 years, son of Martin & Ida OVERTREE who died Aug. 8, 1890 and was buried Aug. 9, 1890.
Abez M. THOMAS, aged 19 years, 10 months and 20 days, died on Friday, September 12, 1890. Born in Dayton, Ohio. Mother died when he was an infant. He came with his father to Chase County in 1887 and remained here until about 2 months ago and went to Colorado where he became ill and returned home. Funeral was held on Saturday conducted by Rev. Frediric Alley of the Presbyterian Church.
Infant child of W. A. WILCOX and Martha WILCOX, born on July 16, 1889. Buried August 1, 1889.
Mrs. Mary A. CAMPBELL, mother of Mrs. Ida OVERTREE (?) and Mrs. Anna MORSS of this county, who died in Frontier County, January 26, 1891 and was buried in the family burial lot of Mortin OVERTREE February 1, 1891. The deceased was born July 5, 1833 and was aged 58 years, 6 months and 27 days. She had been a member of the M. E. Church 44 years. The deceased had resided about 44 years in Chase County, having land in Valley precinct, her residence. Funeral service at Champion School house over her remains the day of her interment. Rev. J. W. Martin of M. E. Church officiating.
Infant son of Nelson and Mary A. PIERCE died Feb. 16,1891. Born Jan. 1, 1891.
Harley PRICE, son of John M. and Lucretia PRICE, died April 7, 1891. Rev. Chappell officiating. He was a good child and mourned by the entire village.
Rebecca MURDOCK was born in Fountain County, Indiana, April 2, 1854. Died August 7, 1904, aged 50 years, 3 months and 1 day. She married R. F. HEADY Oct. 5, 1873 and located near Hillsboro. To this union two children were born, Merl and Oral. From Indiana she removed with her husband to Davis County, Iowa in 1881 and resided there nearly three years, and then removed to Otoe County, locating near Unadilla. They came to Chase County in 1886 and homesteaded there and upon which they constructed a home. Mrs. HEADY had been a Christian 27 years, being a member of the Christian Church.
Mary E. KELLY, wife of William H. KELLY, died June 23, 1891, 41 years and 8 months. Buried June 25, 1891. Rev. J. W. Martin, M. E. Pastor conducting funeral service. She was born in Davis County, Iowa in 1849 and moved with her parents to Appanoose County, Iowa when 2 years old. She was married to Wm. KELLY in 1870 and moved to York County, NE with her husband in 1872. In June 1886 they moved to this county. She leaves six children, 4 boys and 2 girls. She was a devoted member of the M. E. Church for 30 years.
Infant child, son of A. B. and Jessie RUSSELL. Lived 44 hours. Died Saturday, Aug.1, 1891.
Linnie May, daughter of Wm. O. and Orvilla MARTIN, died August 11, 1891, age 2 years, 1 month and 22 days.
Eva CHRISTEANCE CHAPPELL, oldest child of George and Eliza CHRISTEANCE, died Sept. 29, 1891. Buried on Sept. 30, 1891. Born March 7th, 1872 in Illinois and moved to Nebraska in the spring of 1886. She was married to Ora CHAPPELL. She leaves a husband and one child. Rev. Martin presiding.
William MAKER died Oct. 3, 1891 and was buried Oct. 4th, 1891. He resided in Bussell precinct, and leaves a young wife, a daughter of Comrade Charles M. ARMSTRONG.
Cora CHRISTEANCE who died Oct. 15, 1891 and buried the same day. The deceased was the oldest living daughter of George and Eliza CHRISTEANCE. She was buried by the side of her sister.
Martha SCOTT, daughter of Walter SCOTT, aged 11 years, died Nov. 2, 1891. She was a helpless invalid and had been from 18 months of age the result of scarlet fever at that time.
Nellie CHRISTEANCE, died Nov. 19, 1891 and was buried Nov. 21st, 1891. This interment was the third out of this family in 8 weeks. The deceased was born July 1, 1877 in Illinois and was 14 years, 4 months and 18 days at time of death.
Nancy C. PRICE, wife of J. Henry PRICE who died on Dec. 7, 1891 and was buried on Dec. 9, 1891. Her maiden name was Nancy C. RENSHAW and was born in Illinois, Shelby County, Richland township on Jan. 10, 1831. She lived with her parents on the farm until Nov. 3, 1853 when she was united in marriage with J. Henry PRICE. To this union was born eight children, four of whom died in infancy, three living in Nebraska and one in Illinois. She became a member of the Body of Christ in 1854 in which fellowship she continued to the end.
Miss Hannah F. HARMON, daughter of Levi and Elizabeth HARMON, died Dec. 25, 1891 in Bussell precinct. Rev. Samuel CHAPPELL officiating at the grave. The deceased was born in Munroe County, Iowa.
Mrs. WILLIAMSON died February 2, 1892.
Mrs. R. A. (Fanny B.) EWING of Ewing, died February 18, 1892. She was born in Iowa in 1869. Funeral Services conducted by Dr. Martin. Mrs. EWING's maiden name was JOHNSON. She moved with her brother, Wm. JOHNSON to Chase County, Nebraska May 1886 and married R. A. EWING in June 1887.
A View of the Valley - Valley County, Nebraska - from 1873-1973 (Centennial Book)
(Town of) Arcadia, written by: Dr. G. F. McKenzie
George McKELLER took first land claim in March 1873. Soon after Porter BROWN arrived, followed by Mingerson (Ming) COOMBS, W. H. FRANDENBURG, Alonzo FRANDENBURG, Samuel HAWTHORNE, & Boone HAWTHORNE. Hawthorne, McKeller and a Mr. INGERSOLL (from Loup City) comprised the first school board. Porter BROWN arrived shortly after McKELLER. Mrs. Boone (Sadie) HAWTHORNE suggested the name of Arcadia. A meeting in 1878, at the home of Parish FREEMAN, for additional schools. John WALL arrived about 1880. The plat for the town was recorded 3 October 1885, by Parley ROUND, Alice ROUND, John WALL and Isabella WALL.
Businesses in Arcadia:
1886: C. O. RETTENMAYER; M. L. FRIES; Ed FULLER.
1889: Emil SCHAAP.
1894: E. E. GARDNER.
George McKELLER was Arcadia's first citizen, first man to be tried as the first murderer in the county.
John and Mary POKORNEY came from Czechoslovakia to St. Paul and then to a farm west of Ord. Children: Frank, Anton, Anna, Charlie, Julia, John & Mary. Anton married Fannie BRUIN.
In 1901, Joe KRCILEK, 11 years old and his sister Mary, age 13, came from Prague, Czechoslovakia with an aged uncle. The uncle was bringing the children to their mother who had come to Chicago. The uncle died and was buried on Ellis Island. Joe and his mother first came to Burwell and then to Ord. Mary went to North Dakota to marry a man. Joe married Emma KRAJNIK in 1912. They have 2 children, Joe Jr. and Henrietta COURTNEY.
Transcribed by Kathie Harrison - 2 Jan 2001
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