NSGS Ancestree

Nebraska State Genealogical Society Journals

NEBRASKA ANCESTREE

VOLUME 15, NO. 1
SUMMER 1992


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TABLE OF CONTENTS

County Title Page
Washington Abstracts, Blair Courier, 1891 2---5
Johnson GAR 1879 5
Boone Belgrade Herald Newspaper Abstract 1911
Thayer Meridan Cemetery 9
Cedar The Wynot Tribune, 6 Dec 1907 9---1O
Lincoln From History of Lincoln Co. 10
Knox Secret Son of Jesse James 13
Jefferson Cemeteries in Jefferson Co. 13
Butler Baptisms at Linwood & Octavia 14--15
Butler Pastors at Linwood and Octavia 15
Butler Linwood Church Officers, 1888-1092 15
Frontier Zion Hill Methodist Church Roll 16
Frontier Pleasant Home Methodist Church 16
Box Butter Northwest NE Teachers 1901 16
Buffalo School District 44, 1897-1898 16
Buffalo Hardscrable School, Dist 76 17
Cherry The Democratic Blade, 1887 17--18
Hitchcock Culbertson Era, 1900, Anti Saloon League Officers 18
Cumming 1890 Cuming Co. Veteran Census 19--23
Pawnee Burhcard Methodist Church Pastors, 1888-1963 24
Cuming St. Theresa Cemetery 24
D.A.R. News Abstracts, 1933 24--25
Johnson Cook Courier, 5 Dec. 1919 25, 16
Knox School District 77, 1900-1901 26
Knox School District 43, 1902 26
Knox Band Members 1907 26
Sherman Loup City Graduates, 1891--1924 27--29
Madison St. John's Lutheran Church Confirmands 1889-1894 30
NEW BOOKS IN THE LIBRARY 31--34
TREE STUMPS 35--40

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FROM YOUR EDITOR
This is your new editor writing. I have taken over the editorship (again) of the NEBRASKA ANCESTREE. In going through the files for material for this issue, I am finding we are woefully short of material to be used. Please send anything that could be used. Some suggestions are church records, cemetery records, newspaper abstracts, marriage records, school records, court house records, wills, land records or anything that would be interesting.

Please send to Mrs. Ruth Anna Hicks, Editor
P.O. Box 5608
Lincoln, NE 68505

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Abstracts from THE BLAIR COURIER WASHINGTON COUNTY
Blair, Washington Co., Nebraska
Saturday, 31 Oct. 1891
Abstracted by Georgene Sones, Omaha

F. B. RIKER, agent for railroad

Democratic Candidates for;
Judges of 4th Judicial dist; E. WAKELEY, Geo. W. DOANE
A.N. FERGUSEN, Frank IRVINE, Geo. W. SHIELDS,
T.B. MINNAHAN
County ticket
Treas: Thomas WILKINSON
Co. Clerk: Chris. RATHMANN
Co. Judge: Peter HAMMANG
Sheriff: Frank HARRIMAN
Clerk fist. Court: Daniel F. HOGAN
Co. Supt. of Schools: John McMAHON
Co. Surveyer: M. H. FREDERICKSEN
KCo, Coroner: Dr. W. H. PALMER

Independent for Co. Judge; Alonzo PERKINS

Joe W. SEXTON, Keeley Institute
____ DULANEY
Frank HILTON
I. W. OSBORN, Republican candidate/Dist. Judge
W. H. ELLER has withdrawn & left state
D. _. BLACO, school board director
Villan PRATT murdered Mr. TOWN
__ sheriff H. D. SCHNEIDER
L.W. OSBORN a resident of Blair since 1869.
_. C. WEBER
P.J. GOSSARD
John KLOTZ
M_ McKINNEY      Mr. PERKINS      Mr. SELDEN
Mrs. HOWES
LOOMIS girl
RILEY & DILLON
MAYNARD HAMILTON, publishers
The PiChloride of Gold Club:
O.H. TIBBEITS; Dr. C. T. CLARK; Judge Jesse T. DAVIS; Grace
Evelyn CROWELL; Prof. W. L. JOHNSON; Miss Annie Gertrude
MONAHAN; Miss Lillie Sears CROWELL; Joe W. SEXTON ; A. J.
MOORE; Frank N. CASTETTER; F. H. CLARRIDGE; Harry B.
WILLIAMS; M. FLORSHEIM; Arthur MESERVEY; Harry HIflLEY;
Charles E. MILLER; Wm. G. HIGLEY; D. MCMURTRIE; H. OLLERMAN;
Ed. COOK; B. M. WILLSEY; (paper torn) MRS. WM. Z. TAYLOR;
B. WILLIAMS; MISS FODA CASTETTER; Miss Edith Brace
HALLER F. H. CLARIDGE; Dr. E. H. GREEN; M. D. ROCHE; C.L.
LAWLESS; Dr. J. C. DWYER; Miss BRAMHALL; Miss Hortie DAVIS;
Dr. C. T. BLARK; O.H. TIBBETS Wm. Z. TAYLOR; Dr. B.F.
MONROE; J. RASMUSSEN; J. A. RORKE; Ed L. MILLER; Frank
SODEN; M, U. ROCHE; W. T. HUSELTON J. E. MOORE.
E.N. GRENNELL, fruit grower of Ft. Calhoun
Advertisements:

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E. H. CLARK, attorney
Peter L. HANSEN, carpenter
F.M. CASTETTER., F. H. CLARIDGE, Annie L. POLLOCK banking
W. E. DAVID, attorney
L. H. CLOW, lumber
F. W. KENNY. A. P. HOWES, T. E. STEVENS, banking
LUNDT & ARNDT, heaters
J. H. STEWART, stoves
L.L. LEASE, Justice of Peace in Arlington
Chris RATHMANN, abstracor
FABER Bros, meat
Mrs. Ella POUNDS, dresmaking in Arlington
B. B. RIKER agent CSTP & MO RR
W. _. McKEEN, Mo. River Ferry at Blair
Mr. L. G. CAMERON, autioneer
J. C. NORDAY, dry goods etc
Nebraska News:
W . A. FURMAN, of York
J.M. NORTON, residence at Tobias destroyed by fire
John ROSENBERG of Pender has invented a carpenter's plane
HALCOCK & Co. store failed at Gretna
Joseph CLASSON, of Saunders Co. arrested for stealing corn
Rev. STEWART of Congregational Sunday School. society of
the state is organizing schools & churches in Boyd Co.
Hattie R. CORDEVAL, Nebr. City, wants a divorce as husband
has threatened to shoot her
Thomas WARICK, Crete, robbed of jewelry at his residence,
Charles SHELDON of Beatrice was arrested
Buffalo JONES left McCook for London with 10 head of buffalo
Clara VINE, prostitute, murdered a prostitute at Fairbury
Charles WOMPENER, age 22, arrested at Lincoln for starting
a barn fire
Ezra WHITE, age 72, critical at Crete
Adolph KLAMMA, 42 years old, a German, found in dying
condition at Gretna. On his way home from Omaha to
Lincoln where he formerly lived.
Fire at house of John YOUNG at Lincoln. Fireman
Ben FLOYD injured
Amos DARROW, old man who disappeared from Nebr. City,
found at Columbus, is insane, will be sent to
friends at Grand Island
Charles LARSON of Crawford is recovering from a
buggy accident
Geo. HAMMOND & James ROBERTS, near Valentine, lost
hay from fire
Lewis E. CLARK, on railroad gang working near Neligh,
was injured by gun shot
Walter SMITH, 7 yr old Lincoln boy, stole horse
Dr. A. J. FREEMAN returned to Butte City from the
Norfolk asylum is again violently insane
Mr. SEMMONS, missing Lincoln clothier
Maud, 5 yr old dau. of William BARNES of Lincoln, fatally
burned on Saturday. Also Mrs. BARNES was burned.
Horse stolen at stable of T. W. PLITNAM of Scribner

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Eric JOHNSON, clerk of the house of reform legislature.
Blair items
L..E. REDFIELD, painter
HAMILTON has house for sale
Notice to Creditors any claims against Martin SNOW, late
of Wash. Co, deceased. Peter HAMMANG, Co. Judge.
Any claims against Canton PETERSON, late of Wash, Co.
Masters Sale; John DULANY et al, John A. HARBACH, Jacob W.
WAMBOLD, Frank HARRIMAN, sheriff
Z. RUSSELL was in Blair
Rev. POTTER at Decatur on Sunday
Mrs. E. C. JACKSON to Omaha on Sat.
Mrs. VAN LOON returned from eastern visit
E. C. PIERCE, undertaking, furniture
Mrs. Theo. HALLER returned from Lincoln Monday
A. CASTETTER & C. MCMENEMY returned from Chicago
Jas. FOLEY of the firm of FOLEY & CHITTENDEN in Blair
on Sunday
Chas. BAILEY practiced at ball ground
Pearl VANLOON for more than a year with Dr. CLARK
returned to her home in Blair
Stella WILLSEY, attends school in Omaha, came home
due to illness
Misses SELOEN, MONAHAN, GRUBS & Mr. James SELDEN
attended teachers meeting at Herman
W. D. HALLER, drug store
Emmnet BOLT, carpenter
Messrs. Bert DAY & Fred JANAL & Misses Daisy YOUNG &
Rose DAVIS attended concert in Blair
Mr & Mrs A. O. POUND, spent weeks sight seeing in
Ohio, returned home with Ed COOK & wife
Rev. H. H. MILLARD will preach in Pleasant View school
Ben JOHNSON & Anton ABLES will give a grand ball at
Johnson's Hall in Ft. Calhoun
The Pastor & J, B. MAXFIELD services at M.E. church
Married: at residence of Mr & Mrs THOMPSONS in Blair
on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 25, 1891, Mr. Sylvester
PETITT & Miss Ida J. WIDNER by Rev. MILLARD
J W. BOGGS in Blair will host YPSCE social
R. N. BRADLEY of Union Pacific & F.R. GOSNEY of Union
Stock Yards Natl Bank of Omaha visited their
friend in Blair, T.N. NAUDAIN Jr.
Misses Grace CROWELL & Mary COOK of Blair visited
in Tekamah. Miss Crowell, musician
Dr. GREEN, dentist
H. I. FISHER, delivered fruit trees
Mrs. B. L. SEAN is again in Blair doctoring with
Dr. MONROE
Wm. LYONS, brakeman badly injured
S.D. HUDDLESON, farmer
M.C. HAMILTON, saw mill east of Blair near bridge
Dr. M. D. BEDAL has been treating Homer SHACKLETT
of Modale, Iowa for his insatible appetite for

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strong drink upwards of 30 years
Married: at residence of Hr. & Mrs. N. FLINN on
Wed., Oct. 28, Miss Fannie FLINN & Dr. E. H. CREEN
(or GREEN)
Claus H. SCHLEITER, 1 1/2 miles west of Nicherson
wants horses & cattle to winter
Clark O'HANLON, sec, democratic central committee
C. W. WILLIAMS, horses
Mr. & Mrs. Ed COOK returned home after visit in NY City
Rev. G. W. DAMAN, pastor United Brethren
Dr. C. T. CLARK, Joe W. SEXTON, Hr. C. L. LAWLESS,
O.H. TIBBETS, Keeley Bi Chloride of Gold Club
W. W. DIXON, hot cold baths 3 chair shop
School Report:
not absent/tardy Josie WOLF, Florence, Alta &
Ellen BROWN, Mary GUTSCHOW
absent because of illness: Emma & Watson HAIN.
Sallip J. ATHAN, teacher.


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GAR, Johnson County

Submitted by Lucite H. Bates
The CAR was organized in Tecumseh, Johnson County, Nebraska in May 1879 with
29 charter members. The officers were as follows:

D. P. HENRY, Commander W. L. DUNLAP, C
F. L. GUE, Senior Vice P. H. BRINGHAM, S
J. P. KILER, Junior Vice N. B. ESTERDAY. O of D.
P. H, CODY. Adjutant Charles HALSTED, O of G.
J. C. JONES, Quarter Master S. C, WARINER, S. M.

In 1882 the membership was 59 and the officers were as follows!

C. A. HOLMES, Commander W. L. DUNLAP, C
F. L. GUE, Senior Vice Jasper STONE, 0 of D.
J. P. KILER, Junior Vice Lea WOODRUFF, 0 of G.
S. C. WARINER, Adjutant John ALBKICHT, S. H.
J. M. BIGGS, Quarter Master T. A. ALEXANDER, Q.M. S.
D. W. LYLE, S.

The armory was situated in RUSSELL and HOLMES block on Third Street and was conveniently fitted up for the purpose to which it was put.

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Last week the OSCEOLA, (Polk Co.,) RECORD began its 23rd year. This issue is devoted almost exclusively to clippings from its file. (from Silver Creek Tines (Merrick Co.) Friday, Sept 13, 1885)

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BELGRADE HERALD NEWSPAPER ABSTRACTS, Boone Co.

10 December 1931 Belgrade Herald showing happenings of interest from 1911.
Submitted by Patricia A. Wagner, 721 W. Prairie, Albion, Nebraska

May 28, 1911 a son was born to Mr. and Mrs. H. V. CAMPBELL.

May 30th MRS. ELVA KNIGHT OSBORN died in a Chicago hospital. Funeral was held from the
Belgrade M. E. Church and interment at Fullerton.

About June 1st W. E. ECKLEY moved his family here from Geneva.

A large tract of land around the GOULD & BAKER ranch was sold in June, A special train
brought in 40 buyers from away. MRS. CY GREEK bought one half section, JOHN HALPIN
160 acres, C. BABCOCK of Iowa 1120 acres, MR. SARGENSON of Sioux City 720 acres
Prices ranged from $45 to $80 an acre.

R. B. RUSSELL reported hatching a cheicen with 4 legs.

C. A. CALDWELL, our baker and restaurant man and THERESA ROSSLER of Spalding were
married in Central Ctiy June 13th and gave a wedding dance at the opera house.

F. N. ROBB had a twostory house build that summer.

PRES WISE built the house now owned by E. W. HUNT and F. P. COOLEY build a house the
present J. H. WITHROW house, MAHLON STUMBAUGH also had a house built.

FERN DELANCEY became the bride of EDWIN ARNOLD June 21.

GORDON BLACK and wife took a trip to the Pacific coast that summer.

B. J. AINLEY was called to Farnam, Nebraska the last of June by the sudden death of his
father, JOHN AINLEY.

J. S. WOLFE had a two story house erected on his farm, the present H. V. CAMPBELL place

GRANT ROBINSON did the carpenter work.

A. J. CLOSE moved his family here from Waterloo, Iowa in July.

In May BOB DOPF purchased the property he now occupies of CHAS. PAYNE.

In May EARL NICKERSON and wife went to Central City and brought back a baby girl whom
they adopted.

MATTIE SMITH of Cheboygan, Michigan became the bride of FRANK ANDERSON, Frank was the
proprietor of the G & H Store at that time

A rifle club was organized here that spring. Glass balls were thrown into the air by
means of a trap for the met to shoot at15 balls allowed each member, The members
were C. A. CALDWELL: P. M. DODGE: C. G. ROBB, H. A. ANDREWS, W. G. BLACK, H. ZETTERGREN.
W. A. SMITH. J. C. PREBLE, C. E. PENDARVIS, A. W. PERRENOUD, J. B. CLARK, H. Y. BLACK,
W. P. HAYFORD, F. R. VANBUREN, A. L. PERRY.

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17 December 1931 Belgrade Herald showing happenings of interest from 1911.
Submitted by Patricia A. Wagner, 721 W. Prairie, Albion, Nebraska

In August word reached here that CHAS. C. PERET had died at Oregon, Missouri, he had
left Belgrade a year before.

DR. EASTMAN returned here from Kansas City where he had been for a month following an
operation.

HILLARD MARSHALL, who lived near Big Springs, wrote that while the family was in town
their house was destroyed by fire.

In August SAM VOSBURGH "raised the roof" of his house making several rooms upstairs.
The North Star store, implement building and ice house burned to the ground one evening
in June, MR. SHRUNK, the proprietor has $10,000 insurance

N. W. IRISH purchased the old HUB VOSBURGH place just east of town for $105 an acre.

L. H. WHITMAN of Mason City again began publishing the Primrose Press. The town has
been without a newspaper for a year.

MARTIN & STUMBAUGH sold the meat shop to CHAS. WEST, who moved his family here from
Kansas.

While crossing a bridge on Timber Creek with a traction engine, the bridge gave way and
HENRY HELLBUSCH, JR. was crished to death under the engine, JOHN HELLBUSCH saved himself
by jumping.

MRS. ONA FOLAND underwent a serious tumor operation at Omaha in August.
S. B. WOLFE and wife who have spent a year in South Dakota with their daughter returned
here about September 1st.

MRS HOY probed up on her claim and returned here too.

Teachers in our schools that fall were PROF. SNYDER of Kirksville, Missouri; MISS
ATWATER, STELLA DEAVER, BLANCH RAWLINGS, and NELLIE WYNNE.
QUIGLEY sold the livery barn to SCITT that summer and later SCOTT sold a half interest
to C. S. DE PUY.

JOHN M. RUNDALL and CLARA E. MOSS were married in Lincoln in September.

A wrestling match was held here September 22JACK SANDERS vs. WILL VOGT and JIM PORTER
vs SHINE PARKER.

GUY ROBINSON began the erection of the cottage now owned and occupied by MRS. HORACEK.
While plowing on his father's farm south of Belgrade, FRANK VOGT plowed up five human
skeletons

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23 December 1931 Belgrade Herald showing happenings of interest from 1911.
Submitted by Patricia A. Wagner, 721 W. Prairie, Albion, Nebraska.

In October JOHN FINCH traded a farm west of town, for a meat market in town.

While working for JIM CRAIG, WILL STAASHELM was in a runaway and his shoulder
was thrown out of place and a collar bone broken.

A hundred and fifty neighbors and friends attended a house warming at the new
T. W. DELANEY farm home and Mr. and Mrs. Delaney were presented a nice rocking
chair.

THOMAS COOPER who resided on the JOHN WARD place in the early days passed
away in Canada October 4.

A large number of people from here registered in the land drawing at Gregory,
South Dakota that fall, CHAS. PAYNE and ROY ANDERSON were the luck ones to draw
land.

PAT WALSH returned to Nance County in October after spending two years in
California and Washington.

The last of October JIMMY REEVES displayed a blossom from one of his apple
trees.

LLOYD KNIGHT who had worked as a helper at the U. P. Depot here for two years
was given his first job as agent at Agnew, Nebraska

J. M. COLEMAN arrived here from Wayne with two cars of fine hogs and moved
onto the BAKERS ranch.

NELSON & HARRIS of Newman Grove, bought a stock of drygoods of CHAS.
EGGLESTON and opened a store in the rooms now occupied by COFFMAN'S store.

B. W. DIERXS sold the dray business to G. H. HARTSOCK, HARRY RANDALL and JOHN
MAIN in October.

October 25th GOLDIE ELLISON and JAMES ANDERSON were married by REV. RANDOLPH.

In November ED BABBITT killed a pelican.

B. J. AINLEY enlarged the house that fall adding a second story.

November 15, MARY CHESLEY and DEFOREST CAMPBELL OF North Star were married by
REV. RANDOLPH.

APRHA BOYD and CECIL MCBRIDE were married November 18, 1911 at AlbIon.

G. F. MALANDER had a water system installed at his farm that fall.

MR. and MRS. O. A. MCBRIDE spend two months in California that fall.

C. WOLFE who lived in the HORD ranch moved to Central City in November and
TOM WHELEN took his place at the ranch.

IRV EDDY an early settler west of Belgrade died in November, funeral services
were held from MRS. RACHEL MORRIS' home here, Burial in the Main Cemetery.

MRS. J. J. DARLING died in November after a long illness.

PEARL MOON and GUY ROBINSON were married November 28th.

LEWIS ROBINSON and family spend that winter in California.

MRS. J. G. JOHNSON slipped and fell one day and broke her arm

GENE SMITH traded his store to the Peoples Store Co. for land in Kimball
County.

E. T. CLOSE and son GEORGE were in a hunting party that ran down and killed a
fox four miles north of Belgrade GEO. ANDREWS had the animal mounted.

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MERIDIAN CEMETERY, Thayer Co.

About 5 & 1/2 miles west of Powell, NE, 1/2 mile west back in field.

Dan PATTERSON Died 1859 or 1860
Karl SCHMOLDT 31 July 1869 1 Feb. 1871
Mary C. STARR died 22 April 1872 wife of P.D. 23 yrs
Margaretha FLATUNG died 21 Oct 187? wife of Peter
Fredrick Wilhelm DILLING 1809 6 Sept 1874 65 yrs
D. S. cared in rock dates gone
Dorothea WINGER 1850 27 Dec. 1872 wife of Frederick
(22 Yrs) (Daughter of G.H. A.WOLTERMATH)
James CONWAY 1826 7 Nov. 1878
Mrs. James CONWAY 1879?

(not in cemetery) In Section 18 on hill just south of Sandy Creek. Underpower line. West side of road. About 1/2 mile north of District 10 school house.

This cemetery likely unused after 1885. Probably a number of unmarked graves.

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THE WYNOT TRIBUNE, 6 Dec. 1907 Cedar Co.

D. F. SWEET Lumber Co. CABLE's Hotel
John P. NELSON, contractor H. H. MILLE & Co., hardware
Farmers State Bank of St. James W. P. LOGAN: H. E. McKENZIE:
Officers:
P. A. SULLIVAN: JC. C. ZIEGLER: Herman KOCH: S. S. WELPTON
Thos. N. JONES J. S. EMERSON
George DUMAN, Pioneer TURNER & ANDERSON, Land office business
Dr. W. Y. JONES & Dr. McKENZIE, physiciana L. G. HOESE
J. C. ZIEGLER, Pioneer St. James merchant. Mrs. Anne SCHMIDT
Jos. HOCKSTEIN KONEGNI Bros., hardware
John P. NELSON building hotel Peter LUND
Fred RUMFORD J. J. NEWELL
Alex SCHULTE, Jr., drugs D. R. CROUCH, Livery
C. A. GILSON, Barber E. LEE, prop. The Wynot Studio (photo.)
Henry ANDERSON, carpenter M. T. BONERTZ, blacksmith
C. C. NEWELL, dray (previously given as J. J. COOK & DUMAN, meat marker
F. E. DONNELLY, prop. liquor M. E. BRUNICK & John ASBRA, dray
F. F. SCOUGALL, Liquors C. M. DAVIS, barber
P. E. RUSH, bricklayer
First National Bank officers: W. S. WESTON: J. C. ROBINSON: E. H. MILLET
G. E. LEUCHTENBERG, restaurant & hotel Paul PAULY took the train for Texas
Judge RUNYAN came in from Vermillion Herman KOCH was up from the botton on Wed.
Henry JURGENS in town Mr. SULLIVAN of Newcastle in town
Peter LUND is finishing several houses for rental purposes.
Florence MORSE of St. James was ill. John KOCH from East Bow in town
Mrs. Frances KEEGAN is improving after serious illness.
New elevator started for SAUNDERS, Westrand & Co.
Frank P ENKELMAN & Joe SCHROEDER had hogs no market.
Barber GILSON Ill. P.W. SCHMIDT, new residence
Jesse CHAMBERLAIN, blacksmith Thos. A. JONES visited Sioux City
Mrs. FERBER's cottage soon ready P. C. CRVAN of Newcastle, new residence
Firm of BRUNICK & ASBRA has dissolved Thos. N. JONES, new feed store
Children of Albert JONES, 2 miles no. are convalescing

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Cunductor PATTERSON Has moved his family to Wynot to the house formerly occupied by Banker MILLER
August PETERSON, a farmer from near Maskell, soon to build cottage in Wynot.
John HIRT of Vermillion a visitor in Wynot to start a harness shop.
Methodist Church will have Christmas exercises.
Rev. Geo. BRAY, preacher, author & business man looking after his affairs in Wynot.
George HANS of Hartington owns several farms near here.
C. F. LYTLE of Sioux City in town.
Agent PINION announces new train times.
G. E. LEUCHTENBERG of Sioux City has purchased the hotel of J. J. CABLE.
Mr. & Mrs. LEUCHTENBERG are experienced hotel people. CABLE was one of the pioneers in Wynot.
J. P. SNOW, an old & highly respected citizen, is very ill. Mrs. SNOW, also.
Case of Dr. John CELPELKA OF Crete vs. Cornelia CELPELKA of Omaha for divorce.
Married in Bohemia about 10 yrs ago. Cornelia is related to officials high in the Bohemian gov't.
In district court at West Point: State of Nebr. vs. Mike HICKEY.
Charles ROSS of Prosser died.
Damage suit at dist. court in Wayne: Johannus HANSEN vs. Lars LARSON.
Harry Lee of Waterloo found dead.
Camillo MECKMAN, 10 yr old dau. of Alex BECKMAN died at Fremont of burns.
Peter GARGER & Miss BORER of Lindsay said to have eloped. BARGER worked for Pete BORER, the girls father & she had been working for Theo. WITMER near Cornlea.
R. H. MAHAFFEY pleaded guilty in federal court in Omaha. He was indicted with
A. F. HATCH. Judge T. C. MUNGER.
Brakeman John W. EASTWOOD of McCook killed at Akron, Cob, while switching train. Died at Roggen, Colo.
Engineer Noah CLARK & Fireman BENSON of the U.P. had fight at Beatrice.
Hiram CHASE, Indian, wasn't elected county attorney at Thurston Co. He applealed the election. CHASE was a graduate of a law school.
G. W. LOSEY returned to Battle Creek from Elgin after recovering stolen horses belonging to Charles PREUNER, farmer living 7 miles south of Battle Creek.
Corn schucking contest held at Burchard between Warren McMILLAN & Ben KELLEY on farm of Silas HUFF. Corn weighed by J. P. SWALLOW. McMILLAN won.

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Submitted by J. D. WOLKEN

From: History of Lincoln County and Its People by Bare

The first homestead in the county was made by E. E. ERICSSON, A Swede, near Fort McPherson. It was farmed by his son Fred. Brothers, Peter and Charles ERICSSON homesteaded nearby in Gaslin prcnt. "Billy" HILL ran the stage station until Jacob SNELL took over. William "Cook" JOHNSON came from Sweden to Illinois, then to Iowa, then Gaslin prcnt. Magnus J. COHN came to America in 1856 and to Ft McPherson in 1866 as post butcher. In 1860, J. A. MORROW built a ranch near Cottonwood Springs.

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Is THis Nebraskan a Secret Son of Jease James?
Omaha WorldHerald. Sunday Magazine.
Omaha, Nebr. Nov. , 1939. Knox County

Submitted by Ralph Wilson, Waterloo, Nebr.

In 1870 Jesse & Frank JAMES "rusticated" in the Devil's Nest. country of northern Nebraska.

This story told by Joe Jesse CAHSE halfbreed Sioux Indian who lives near Niobrara NE.

He says he is the son of Jesse JAMES.

The Indians of the Niobrera country have long said that CHASE was Jesse JAMES' son. CHASE would never talk; and explains now he "was afraid" CHASE contacted druggist A. A. SOULEK of Niohrara to tell some newspaper man to see him. SOULEK contacted the WorldHerald.

CHASE speaks little English. His dau. in law, Evelyn CHASE, interpreted as he retold the story which he was told to him by his mother and older Indians.

In 1869 CHASE said, Jesse Frank JAMES had robbed a bank in South Dakota and in fleeing the law fled to Devil's Nest on the Nebr. side of the Missouri River only a few miles from Joe CHASE's present home. With their money belts full of gold and gold dust, they cam in driving a herd of cattle and told the Indians their name was CHASE, liked the area and thought they would settle there.

A Frenchman, Anthony JAENECQUE, who had been doing blacksmith work for the Indians suddenly found money to set up a trading post in the Devil's Nest.

The Indians believed the mysterious CHASES had financed the post for their convenience.

The "CHASES" would practice horse and pistol work. After a snowball in midair one of the Chases told the spectators "That is the way Jesse JAMES would do it.".

The JAMESES' mother, Mrs. Zerelda SAMUELS, came to Obert, Nebr. about 20 miles from the Devil'5; Nest according to CHASE and the boys rode to Obert to see her.

The JAMES bros. met two beautful Indian Sisters, daus. of Thomas WABUSHA. Jesse took Maggie WABUSHA as wife; Frank took the other sister, whose name CHASE doesn't know.

Joe Jesse CHASE says he was born to Jesse "Chase" JAMES & Maggie in 1870. A few months later the other WAHUSHA sister gave birth to a girl who was named Emma.

On 4 July 1870, about 4 months after Joe was born the James bros. peaceful interlude ended. Nearly everyone from Devil's Nest had gone to the town of Niobrara to celebrate. A dispute between the "Chases" and Jaenecque developed. The "Chases" gave their Indian wives a lot of money and told them they were going away for a long time. When the Jaenecque family came home they found Jaenecque with a bullet thru his head and a gun laying beside him

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on the bed. The Indians refused to accept the supposition of suicide.

The James boys wrote to their Indian wives several times but, their mother, Mrs. Thomas WABUSHA, would not let them reply. She was glad to be rid of the guntoting James and she feared if the gov't learned the children were sons of white men they would be taken away to a gov't school. (The statement that the children were sons differs from the previous statement saying the sister had a dau., Emma.) She taught them to hide when white people came.

Maggie WABUSHA later married William GOOD. Maggie's sister went to Minn. and was never heard from again. She left her child Emma behind. Emma was raised in the Good Teacher home as a sister to Joe.

Older Indians in Devil's Nest support Chase's story as does Paul JAMES (no relation) who spent 3 years at the Haskell Institute in Lawrence, Kans. Paul said he had met Frank James who asked him what sort of Indian he was, and he replied Santee Sioux. Frank told him of their stay in Devil's Nest and asked about the boy and girl, but did not say the girl was his daughter. Frank told Paul that Jaenecque had been shot by a member of a gang because he had stolen some of the gang's money.

Published biogs. of the James boys show they were first married in 1874 and remained true to their wives until they died. Jesse died in 1882 in St.

Joseph MO. where he lived under the name of Thomas HOWARD. He was killed by Robert FORD, Robert and his bro. Charles had learned Jesse's identity and wanted to collect the dead or alive reward. In Oct. 1892 Frank surrendered his gun to the gov. of Missouri. After trials in 3 states he was aquitted. After a brief period with a wild west show, he settled down, and died in 1915 on his farm in Missouri.

Pictures accompanying the artical: Joe Jesse Chase Frank Jes James, Howard Redwing of Niobrara who believes he is grandson of one of the James bros. With his father, Abraham Redwing, and cousin John Mackey, he displays a treaty made by the U.S with their ancestor Wakute ("I Shoot"). Also Paul James; A. A. Soulek; Mrs. Evelyn Chase; Tyrone Power & Henry Fonda who will portray Jesse & Frank in a forthcoming movie (1938).


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