Nebraska State Genealogical Society Journals
Volume 18, no. 4
VOLUME 18 NO 4
Western Douglas County Nebraska Burials
Information submitted by: Ralph Wilson, Waterloo, NE; Georgene Morris Sones, Omaha, NE; Margi Sobotka, Elkhorn, NE and others. Compiled by Georgene Sones. Information used in conjunction with "Nebraska Douglas County Cemeteries" published by the Greater Omaha Genealogical Society (GOGS) in 1975.
from: "Waterloo Weekly Gazette":
15 August 1881:
Ross AUSTIN, 3 month 21 day old son of S. & Carrie AUSTIN died on Saturday, 31 July 1881. Burial in Elkhorn City Cemetery. Silas Austin purchased lot in 1886 in present cemetery. (GOGS records show Ross, his parents and possible brother on lot.)
19 August 1881:
Mr. PETERSON died on Saturday last near Waterloo. An old Danish man who recently came to this country. He was buried on Sunday at the Elkhorn City Cemetery. His family is not here. (No burial record found.)
30 September 1881:
Oscar F. ROYCE died September 23rd, age 54-1-25. He was born 29 July 1827 in Richford, VT where he lived the longest part of his life. He married 3 June 1855 to Ruby A. CORLIS of Richford, VT. She and 5 children survive. Oscar came to Nebraska in January 1880. Masonic funeral rites. Remains to the cemetery 6 miles Southeast of Waterloo. (GOGS records: in Old Elkhorn Cemetery with large plot marker: Oscar 1828-1881; Ruby 1831-1913.)
7 October 1881:
Mr & Mrs STEPHENS mourn the loss of their infant. Burial on Tuesday at cemetery South of Waterloo. (No burial record found.)
14 October 1881:
Delbert/Adelbert WILLIAMS died of paralysis, 10 Oct. near Valley Station in his 26th year. Son of J. M. WILLIAMS. (GOGS: Valley Cemetery; 26y 26d; others on lot.)
25 Nov. 1881:
Harvey DUBOIS died Saturday; lived 3 miles Northwest of Waterloo. He was born 18 Sept. 1832 in Ulster Co. NY in the town of New Paltz where he spent his early life. At age 30 he moved to Illinois for 3 years, since then has lived in Nebr. He leaves a wife and 3 children. Member of Masonic order. (GOGS records in Valley Cemetery: Harvey 18 Sept 1832-26 Nov. 1881; wife Catharine 13 Dec. 1835-30 July 1899.)
6 Jan. 1882:
Old Mr. DECKER died this morning, burial on Sunday. Lived 3 miles North of Waterloo. (No record of burial found.)
27 Jan. 1882:
Many in Omaha have small pox.
Daniel NEILSON living in Omaha, original victim, died yesterday. Buried in county poor farm.
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17 Feb. 1882:
Infant daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Charles DOWLING of Elkhorn City died and was buried on the 10th. (No burial record found.)
Moses BALLOU died near Valley on Thursday; age 64. (No burial record found.)
Washington MILLER died Monday, burial Valley Cemetery. (GOGS records: 26 July 1853-13 Feb. 1882)
E. A. KELSEY died Wednesday, 15 February. Founder of Waterloo; leaves wife and daughter; to be buried on homestead. (GOGS record: Elias A. Kelsey, age 59-3-24 in Old Elkhorn Cemetery.)
24 Feb. 1882:
Little girl of Mr & Mrs WEAVER of Elkhorn City died on the 22nd of February. (No burial found.)
3 March 1882:
Cora, 16 month old daughter of Mr & Mrs WEAVER of Elkhorn City died on 23 Feb. (Note: dates differ; no burial record found.)
31 March 1882:
Mrs. STEADMAN died on 29th of March. Lived 4 miles North of Waterloo on the John DAVIS farm. Mr. STEADMAN had just purchased a farm, arriving last week from Iowa. (No record of burial found.)
28 April 1882:
Berda, infant daughter of Frank & Ema GOETZ of Waterloo, died 22 April at age 15 months. Burial in Brittain graveyard. (No record of burial in Old Elkhorn/Britton cemetery.)
Mr. FORTUNATUS died. In Summer Hill news. (No record of burial found.)
19 May 1882:
Mrs. Hiram PATCHEN of Valley was buried at Byers Cemetery North of Valley. (No burial found.)
26 May 1882:
Infant son of Mr & Mrs Martin ELLIS died on Saturday morning last. (No burial found.)
2 June 1882:
Johnny ABRAM, over 7 years old; drowned in the Rawhide on Wednesday last. Son of John ABRAM. Burial in Elkhorn City Cemetery. Rev. WINTERS conducted services at the Elkhorn City schoolhouse. (GOGS: John E. ABRAHAM, 31 May 1882, age 7y 1m. s/o J.M. & C. ABRAHAM.)
16 June 1882:
Infant son of C. A. RANDALL buried on the 6th instant. Godfreyville news item. (No burial found.)
23 June 1882:
Isaac THOMPSON died of cancer last Sunday morning 18 June at his residence 5 miles South of Waterloo. Has a large family. (No burial found.)
From: "The Elkhorn Exchange"
29 April 1927:
Mrs. David FITCH died at her home in Arlington, Friday, 22 April. She was a resident of Douglas Co. for many years. She was born Ellen Jane PARKER on 8 March 1859 in Dallas Co. Iowa.
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She married David H. FITCH on 29 May 1878, and moved to Douglas Co. about a year later where they resided on a farm. Upon leaving the farm they moved to Washington for 5 years, then to Arlington 7 years ago. They had 10 children of whom 2 are deceased: Mabel, age 13 years in 1891 and Ethel, 13 in 1903. Surviving children: Jesse Fitch, Lincoln; Mrs. Lizzie Falter, Bancroft, SD; George Fitch, Yankton, SD; Mrs. Hazel Schoenauer, Plainview, Nebr.; Mrs. Jennie Marsh, Osceola, SD; Frank D. Fitch, Parmalee, SD; Dr. Minnie Lubker, Falls City, Nebr.; Mrs. Rose Schoenauer of Plainview, Nebr. 22 grandchildren, 1 greatgrandchild. She is also survived by her father, now 92 years old, who lives at Koshkenong, MO, and by 5 brothers and 1 sister. Funeral at the home and at the Elk City M.E. church; interment at Elk City Cemetery. Pall bearers: Jas. Mactier, Henry Gelston, Wm. Appleby, H. K. Decker, Arthur Bryant and Arthur Reed. (GOGS records: Ellen, David & 2 daughters in Elk City Cemetery.)
(undated clippings/no newspaper named:)
Daniel E. WILLIAMS died 18 Dec. 1885, aged 20y 4m, died of quincy. Services at the Presbyterian Church; burial Byer Cemetery. (GOGS: in Valley Cemetery)
Mrs. Mary QUINN, former resident of Elhorn (sic), died at her home in Omaha on 18 Sept. 1934. She was born in LaSalle, ILL, 1 June 1853, and was 81-3-18 at death. She came to Douglas Co. with her parents in 1872 and made their home on a farm near Elkhorn. She married Daniel QUINN at St. Patrick's church in Elkhorn on 15 Oct. 1876. They lived in Colorado for a few years. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Norine Busch of Howell, Nebr. and a brother, James E. Quinn of Elkhorn. Services at St. Patrick's church in Elkhorn; burial in Mt. Calvary. Pallbearers: Jesse Quinn, Preston Quinn, James Quinn, Emmett Quinn, Roland Quinn and Edwin Quinn. (GOGS records show Mary, Daniel & others.)
Detlef Henry ANDERSON, pioneer resident of Nebr. & Douglas Co., died in Omaha on 10 Sept. at age 75-10-10. He was born in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany on 1 Nov. 1858. He married Catherine SENDEL at Arcola, Ill on 3 Feb. 1887. Mrs. Anderson died in 1916, and 6 children also preceded him in death. He is survived by 2 sons: Henry and George Anderson, and 3 daughters, Mrs. Marie Desler, Mrs. Ella Conlon of Calif., and Mrs. Clara Gottsch. Also by a brother, Hans Anderson of Florence and 5 grandchildren. Mr. Anderson had resided for 32 years east of Bennington in Douglas county. Funeral services at home of Emil Gottsch; interment in the German cemetery north of Bennington. Pall-bearers: Columbus Wuif, John Rohwer, John Luschen, George Ohrt, Carl Kay & Frank Isham. (No burial record found.)
Edward PAYNE, former Waterloo resident, died 17 Sept. 1934 at Washburn, Wis. Age 53 years. Survived by 3 daughters: Mrs. Wilbur Morris of Cozad, Nebr.; Bernita & Betty June who live in Omaha. Also survived by 3 brothers, Harry of Valley, Ray of Omaha and Fred of Wisconsin, and 2 sisters, Mrs. Rose Morris of Omaha & Mrs. E. A. Kellett of Elkhorn. Body to the Harry Payne home at Valley, interment in Prospect Hill Cemetery. (No record
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found of burial.)
Steffen BROCK, who lived 1/2 mile west of Elk City, died as a result of being trampled under the feet of his horses. Deceased was 72 years old. He and his wife came to this country from Germany and were identified with the growth of Douglas county for the last 40 years. His wife, 4 daughters and 1 son survive. Services at the Methodist Episcopal church; burial in the Elk City Cemetery. (GOGS: Steffen 28 Mar 1937-29 Aug 1909. Birth should be 1837. Wife Magdalena 26 Aug. 1837-25 Dec. 1912.)
from "Blair Enterprise" dated 2 August 1979:
Services for William P. (Pres) NICHOLS 82 were held 1 Aug. at the United Presbyterian Church in Fremont; burial in Elk City Cemetery. Nichols, retired farmer, died 30 July 1979 in Fremont. He was born 8 Feb. 1897 to William & Stella Murray Nichols. He married Alberta A. DORNACKER of Bennington on 22 Jan. 1931. Prior to moving to Fremont in 1956, he farmed in the Arlington, Bennington & Kennard areas. He is survived by wife, Alberta of Fremont; 1 son, Roger Nicholas of Seneca, SC, 1 daughter Mrs. George (Judy) Erdei of Omaha. 2 brothers, Harry & Gretton Nichols of Baldwin, KS, and 7 grandchildren also survive. Pallbearers: Herman Kruse, Howard Christensen, Robert Dornacker, Ivan Rulschoff, Kevin Nichols and David Gross.
from: "The Pilot Tribune" published Blair, NE dated 29 March 1982:
Dora Marie KRUSE, 83, died at Blair on 24 March 1982. Burial in the Elk City Cemetery. Dora was born 16 June 1898 in Kennard, NE to Charles & Anna Neiman Schroeder. She married Emil Kruse, who preceded her in death in March of 1973. She is survived by 2 sons, Elvin Kruse of Bennington & Vern Kruse of Kennard. 4 grandchildren & 9 great-grandchildren also survive her. Pallbearers: Roger Bargstadt, Don Bergman, Loren Cohrs, Gene Miller, Don Kruse & Dean Reimers.
from: "The Douglas County Gazette" 8 April 1982:
Beryl MORRIS died 30 March 1982 at Elkhorn at age 81. He was the son of James & Mary Ellen (Wyatt) Morris and was born 7 Nov. 1900 at Shelbyville, MO. He married 28 Dec. 1927 to Consuella Gelston at Elk City. To this union were born twin daughters, Marylu & Maryjo. Member of the Masonic Lodge in Valley & the Modern Woodmen in Elk City. His parents, 4 brothers & 1 sister preceded him in death. Survivors: widow, Consuello; daughters Marylu (Mrs. Elmer Wesemann) of Blair and Maryjo (Mrs. Francis LeGrand) of Waterloo; 4 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, many nieces & nephews. Pallbearers: William Appleby, Leslie Frye, Harvey Morris, Don Morris, Stan Osborne & Richard Waugh.
from: "The Pilot Tribune" published Blair, NE dated 24 Oct. 1983:
Services held at St. John's Lutheran Church in Bennington for John H. SCHMIDT, 79, who died 13 Oct. 1983 at his home. Burial in Elk City Cemetery. John was born to Henry & Marie Meyer
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Schmidt on 1 July 1904 on a farm
near Bennington. He was baptized & confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church.
On 19 Oct. 1938 he married Rose Helen Lamp. Rose preceded him in death on 9
Sept. 1971, as did his parents, a brother Dietrick, and a sister, Anna. He
is survived by 1 daughter & son-in-law, Norma & Don Vasek of Yutan,
and 1 son & daughter-in-law, Robert John & Donna Schmidt. 3 grandsons,
Scott, Mike & Patrick Schmidt, 2 brothers, Otto Schmidt of Arlington & Arnold
Schmidt of Bennington,1 sister, Martha Wiese of Elkhorn & nieces & nephews
also survive him. Casket bearers: Arlan Schmidt, Gerald Schmidt, LaVern Schmidt,
Robert Wiese, Harry Hadan & Melvin Schmidt.
In 1987, Sandra M. Thor of Entiat, WA sent information on the Union/Noyce/Thomas Cemetery in Union Pct. Douglas Co. NE:
Elmer RICHARDS bought the plot in which his parents William H. RICHARDS & Fidelia Angeline (GOULD) RICHARDS are buried (in GOGS records). In addition Ms. Thor stated William David POWELL bought a plot for his wife, Cordelia Adelina "Addie" (RICHARDS) POWELL and baby, and for a son John POWELL. Cordelia b 29 Dec. 1856 Iowa-5 Dec. 1897; no date given for baby; John d 28 Feb. 1910. The Powells in Lot 33. (No burial records for these 3.)
In 1983, Mrs. Cecile (Crocker) Doehling of Grand Island, NE wrote: my grandfather, George H. TABLER died 24 March 1906 and is buried in the Elk City Cemetery, as is George's infant son, Owen TABLER, who died 16 Oct. 1894. (Cem. assoc. records show Geo. Tabler purchased a lot on 26 Aug. 1901 & Mrs. Geo. Tabler on 26 March 1906. No tombstone for either Tabler.)
Virginia Gugin Roberts of Medford, OR in 1985 stated she believes Benjamin H. GUGIN 11 April 1889-8 Aug. 1889 is buried in the Elk City Cemetery.
Sharon Wassom, Alexandria, NE wrote in 1983 about her BESSEY families likely buried in the Elk City Cemetery. Namely Lemuel Bessy and his wife Esther A. PURCHASE BESSEY and their daughter Sarah G. who died 21 Nov. 1868. Also she believes Almira PURCHASE died 5 Sept. 1883, Jessie Purchase, Bertha Purchase, William B. Sherwood (12 May 1828/9-10 Dec. 1906) & wife Martha (?Bessey 7 June 1836-20 March 1888) are buried in Elk City. Note below data on Jessie Purchase.
Elk City Cemetery burials found at Washington Co. NE Museum:
William ALEXANDER (GOGS: 2 July 1859-4 June 1930)
Mrs. David FITCH (her obit above)
Grace Marie GAINES (GOGS: 1890-1929)
Sarah GAINES shown as 1932 (GOGS: Sarah Mills NEWEL GAINES 23 Nov 1832 - 1 May 1922)
Mary E. GELSTEN (GOGS: 9 Jan. 1842-17 June 1920, w/o George W.)
Olive P. HOPPOCK, record shows buried
(GOGS: stone buried/unreadable; others on lot)
Samuel HOPPOCK shown as 1908 (GOGS 28 Sept. 1837-3 Apr. 1905)
Grace NOBLE GUGIN MORRIS (GOGS: 17 Aug. 1835-28 Mar. 1924)
Mrs. Jessie PURCHASE d 27 July 1912,
Fremont, Dodge Co.
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age 58-5-10; buried 29 July at Elk City Cemetery. (No tombstone)
from Morris family members: (no relationship established to GEORGENE Morris Sones)
James Alexander MORRIS born 30 Nov 1855 near Indianapolis, IN 24 Sept. 1939, age 83-924, buried Elk City Cemetery. Married 1876 at Lagoda, IN to Mary Ellen WYATT. James & Mary moved to Illinois in 1883, in 1884 to Shelbyville, MO, and in 1927 to Elk City. Their children: Carl Thomas (23 Aug. 1879 Terre Haute, IN - 26 Apr. 1962 Omaha, wife Grace E. STICKNEY 1896-29 Oct. 1971 both buried Hillcrest Cem., Omaha), James Earl (see below), George Alexander (see below), Byrel Lee (information above), Harry born 7 Aug. 1882, Latha born 3 Feb. 1874. (GOGS: lists James & Mary Ellen)
Mary Ellen WYATT MORRIS, wife of James Alexander MORRIS, was born 8 May 1858 Crawfordsville, Montgomery Co. IN - died 17 April 1932 age 73 at son George's home near Kennard, Washington Co. NE, buried Elk City Cemetery. (See husband info above.)
James Earl MORRIS s/o James A. & Mary Ellen, born 31 July 1892 at Hagers Grove, Shelby Co. MO, died 14 April 1981 at Millard, NE, buried Elk City Cemetery. Married Essie Irene PORE born 20 April 1897 Emden, MO - died 4 Oct. 1963 Omaha. Both buried Elk City Cemetery. (GOGS: lists both.)
George Alexander MORRIS born 19 Aug. 1898 Pike Co. MO - died 4 May 1954 age 55-8-15, buried Elk City Cemetery. Married 23 Nov. 1915 Elva Marie ADAMS 1896-1965. (GOGS: lists both.) Their children: Harvey, Byrel, Richard.
Mary WILKENING GELSTON born 9 Jan. 1842 Lindhurst, Prussia died 17 June 1920 at Fullerton, NE, buried Elk City Cemetery. She came with parents, brother, and 3 sisters to American when age 11 years. Lived at Quincy, ILL until 1859, then moved to Fontanelle, NE. On 4 Sept. 1862 she married George W. GELSTON at Fontanelle, Washington Co. NE, they moved to Eagle Island, near Clarks, NE where he worked for Western Stage. In 1867 they moved to Elk City. Survivors are 7 sons: Frank (1863-1953), Henry W (1872-1954)., Samuel T. (18771970), George M. of Elk City, Charles S. of Doland, SD, Edwin H. of Oakland, CA, William R. of Quincy, IL and 2 daughters Mrs. Anna; L. Clapp of Gordon, NE and Mrs. Emma M. Rohwer (11 June 1870-2 Feb. 1944) of Fullerton, NE. Also surviving are a brother Henry Wilkening of Fontanelle, and sister Mrs. Anna Lallman of Fontanelle. A sister Mrs. Caroline Hilgenkamp died near Arlington on 16 June 1920. (GOGS: lists Mary, husband George, children Frank, Henry, Samuel, Emma.)
George W. GELSTON was born 5 July 1830 in Marborough, NY and died 15 Nov. 1897, buried Elk City Cemetery. (See info on wife above.)
1980 burials in Elk City Cemetery:
Thomas APPLEBY, d 31 July 1982, age 26. Born 9 Nov. 1955 Omaha. Survivors: wife Sharon; parents William & Virginia Appleby of Valley; 2 brothers James & John of Valley; 2 sisters, Katy of
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Elkhorn & Linda of Valley; grandparents Herman & Agnes Appleby of Valley.
Harvey BRAMLETT d 16 May 1982, Fremont; born 16 Oct. 1934 Omaha. Married 30 Dec. 1963 to Jacqueline RICHARDS. Survivors: wife Jacqueline; sons, George, James, Harvey Jr, Jeffrey Hayden all at home; Edward Hayden of Fremont, Mark Hayden of Denison, Iowa. Also 2 brothers, Derald of Rolling Meadows, ILL & Larry of Omaha; 2 sisters, Mrs. David (Linda) Lundholm, Timber Lake, SD & Mrs. Merlin (Shelia) Copeland of Valley; step-mother Mrs. William Bramlett and 3 grandsons.
John EHLERS died 25 Jan. 1981, age 86 at Fremont. Born 28 Nov. 1894 at Bennington. Married 10 March 1918 to Pauline PETERS of Bennington. 3 children born to them. Farmed 27 years s/w of Bennington, then moved to Blair area & farmed there 17 years. One daughter Loretta who died 29 May 1929, sister Minnie (Mrs. John Sass) & 3 brothers, Henry, George & William preceded him in death;. Survivors: widow, Pauline; 2 sons, Fred of Ft. Calhoun & Leon of Hooper; 5 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Services at St. John's Lutheran Church in Bennington.
Pauline EHLERS (see John Ehlers above) d 6 March 1982, age 85 at Fremont. Born 18 Feb. 1897 at Elkhorn to Jurgen & Pauline PETERS. Daughter Loretta died 29 May 1933 (note difference), brother George, 2 sisters, Hermine (Mrs. Elmer Haver) & Henrietta (Mrs. G. C. Becker) & husband John preceded her in death. Survivors Fed & Leon; sisters Margaret Kempcke of Fremont & Anna Newhouse of Bellevue; 5 grandchildren John, Lee, Joane & Randall Ehiers & Kristy Murphy; 3 great grandchildren, Matt & Jill Ehiers & Billy Murphy. (GOGS: Loretta Ehiers born & died 1923.)
Dora KRUSE d 24 March 1982 at Blair, age 83. Born 16 June 1898 at Kennard to Charles & Anna Neiman SCHROEDER. Husband Emil KRUSE died March 1973. Survivors: 2 sons, Vern of Kennard & Elvin of Bennington; 4 grandchildren & 9 great grandchildren.
Henry KRUSE died 21 Jan. 1983 at Phoenix, AZ, age 84. Services at St. John's Luth. Church in Bennington, NE. Survivors: son, william of Phoenix; sisters Lena Kruse, Hilda Whisenand, Hulda Lockwood all of Fremont; brother Howard of Millard; 4 grandchildren, Kirk, Brenda, Bridget & Bradley Kruse; sister in law, Mrs. Arthur Kruse of Elkhorn.
Bertha L. RAMSER GLENDENING d 20 Feb. 1982 in Fremont, age 94. Born 22 Sept. 1887 in Washington Co. to Fred & Hattie Murley RAMSER. Survivors: brother, George Ramser of rural Bennington; sister in Law, Mrs. Mildred Ramser, Louistown, Idaho; 2 nieces, Mrs. Dorothy Lanier & Mrs. Carole Becker both of Louiston; 2 nephews, C. W. Ramser, Houston, TX & Earl W. Ramser of Clarkston, WA.
George C. RAMSER d 25 June 1982 at Omaha, age 79, retired farmer of Bennington. Born 15 July 1902 at Arlington. Vet of WW II, U.S. Navy. Survivors: Mildred Ramser 2 nieces & 2 nephews (see Bertha above). Preceded in death by his parents, 2 sisters & 1 brother.
Donald Klebes WAUGH d 20 Feb. 1982 at Fremont, age 79. Born 24 Nov. 1902 north of Valley to Charles & Emma (Kiebes) WAUGH.
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Graduated Valley High School; member of Elk City Meth. E. Church. Married Alice Marie Whitney on 23 Sept. 1925 at home of the bride across the Elkhorn River from his own home. They had 5 children: Murial Elaine, Richard Warren, Harlan Whitney, Marilyn Joyce & Marjorie Emma. Donald farmed as did his father. A 50 year Mason. His parents & one sister, Marie, preceded him in death. Survivors: wife, Alice, children, Elaine (Mrs. Burt Jung) of Yutan, Richard of Valley, Harlan of Fremont, Marilyn (Mrs. Jim Cunningham) of Fremont, Marjorie (Mrs. Myron Plambeck) of Lyons, 16 granchildren, 16 great grandchildren & brother Kenneth of Phoenix and others.
Comments from Georgene Sones, Omaha:
I am continuing in my efforts to seek information on families buried in the original or present Elk City Cemeteries and would appreciate hearing from those with family members in the cemeteries. I would welcome copies of obits in particular. Please send a SASE if you request data.
DUST TO DUST continued from pg 125
IONIA--This was once a flourishing town. It was situated on the bottom land of the Missouri River, but was moved back up on the bluffs on account of the washing away of the town site by the river. The name was derived from lonia, Greece. The first settlers arrived in 1857. In 1 870 a large two story frame hotel was erected, and by 1872 the town was at the height of its prosperity. It contained one general store, a hotel, a blacksmith shop, a grist mill, and about one hundred inhabitants. Besides the inroads of the Missouri River, the high price of town lots prevented [onia from growing, and by 1882 most of the population had scattered elsewhere and only a few people and businesses remained.
LOGAN GROVE--This was primarily a post office established in 1877 and located in Clark precinct in the western part of the county. The first settlement in the vicinity was in 1871. A schoolhouse was built here in 1872.
SILVER RIDGE--This was primarily a post office located five miles west of Ponca. It was settled first in 1858 and a post office was established in 1877. Besides this there was a creamery and also Silver Ridge Seminary, opened in 1870. educating both men and women.
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SUBMITTED BY Catherine Renschler, Juniata, NE
Abstract of Lawrence Locomotive, 1 Apr 1896 thru 25 Dec 1897
Copies of the articles are available from the Adams County Historical Society, PO Box 102 Hastings, NE 68901.
Cost $1 per article plus a long SASE.
1 Apr 1896
SMITH, Mrs Francis of Harrison Co, MO died.
8 Apr 1896
Lawrence Village officers: T.C. LAIRD, Horace PURDY, L.M. ZALMON, Wm LAW, Dr J.E. BARRETT.
15 Apr 1896
F. WEHMAN opened a shore store; HELTON, Ruben a dau; RILEY, Isaac, son of Austin, died; HERMAN, Frank a dau at Pauline; CAMPBELL, Robert house burned.
22 Apr 1896
Dr. G.E. FULKERSON new in Lawrence; MAZOUR, Louis married SVOBODA, Marie.
2 May 1896
HAWLEY, Mrs died near Rosemont.
9 May 1896
KOTIPEK. Anton a dau; ROSS. John a dau; HERBEK, August married HAYEL. Mary: WRIGHT. T. J. died
30 May 1896
DAUM, Charles a child born.
6 June 1896
McCLAREN, U. a dau; WIGGENYUST, Joseph died in Iowa; Mrs REED of Blue Hill went insane.
13 June 1896
BRADLEY, B.A. married PURDAY, Mary; ENNINGA, R. died in Adams County, suicide.
20 June 1896
KEITH, Willie son of Walter died, buried at Nelson.
27 June 1896
ENGRAHAM, George a son born.
4 July 1896
VALENTINE, Herman married SHRODER, Mary.
11 July 1896
KEMMERER, Karl H died west of Nelson;
18 July 1896
SWINOK, Theo little dau of died northeast of Lawrence.
15 Aug 1896
MALONEY, John married BUETTNER, Maggie.
29 Aug 1896
DAVIDSON, Jams a dau; Mr. STELTER Mr naturalized; POWELL, B.S. failing eye sight.
1 Aug 1896
BUESCHER, H. a son; REMPE, Henry a dau; LENNONS, Ed infant son died.
8 Aug 1896
REMPE, Henry infant dau died; STEP, E. a son; WELLS, C.A. moving to Calif.
5 September 1896
McNORRIS, Michael, old resident, returns to Nebr.
12 Sep 1896
BAIRD, Lee moved to ILL; YUKER, Rudolph married MEREDITH, Lelia.
19 Sep 1896
DENNEY, Jos a son; CLINE, Jacob a son; KING, Wm Jr a son.
3 October 1896.
PEACH, A a son; DOHL, Frank a dau; JACKSON, T.S. infant dau born & died; BOWERS, F. twins born.
10 October 1896
MENKE, Theo adopted son ran away; BROWN, Thomas died.
24 October 1896
HLAYATY, George & ZIEGLER, Eva married.
31 October 1896
MAZOUR, Mr a son; BARTON, W. V. a son.
7 November 1896
COLEMAN, Jerry a son.
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LAWRENCE LOCOMOTIVE Continued
21 November 1896
BUCHHOP, a dau; STEHMAN, Fred married MOELLE, Minnie; KOUKAL, Mrs Joseph died near Deweese.
28 November 1896
ROBINSON, Mrs N died northeast of Lawrence.
5 December 1896
TILBERRY, J a dau; FOX, Chas married MEREDITH, Letha.
12 December 1896
NICHOLS, Rev. J married DAVIDSON, Laura.
26 December 1896
HELTON, Mrs J.H. buried at Fairfield.
2 January 1897
WELLS, Bert a son; BANGERT, Rheinard married ZIMMERMAN, Lean; DAVIDSON, James infant dau died; WIEBELER, Mary, wife of H. died.
9 January 1897
HELTON, James of Fairfield died.
16 January 1897
SVOBODA, Enos a son; VALENTINE, Bert died, buried near Hastings; FARMAN, Frank married VAP, Jennie. PHELPS, Clark a dau; ROBINSON, Salesta died.
23 January 1897
YUNKER, P. a son; FORST, Apoline died, buried northeast of Lawrence.
30 January 1897
SHRODER, Chas moved to town, engaged in windmill business.
6 February 1897
POWELLS, B. S. sold shoe shop to LAW, Wm.
13 February 1897
NOMER, Aden a son; infant son of Frank MAZOUR died.
20 February 1897
CARSWELL, D.W. a dau; HLAVATY, Geo a dau; JOHNSON, James married ATTWOOD, Eliza; Dr. BARRETT's sister, Mary, died in Iowa.
27 Feb 1897
KNOOP, John died; WILKINS,. George A died, buried Deweese; McDONALD, Edward married YUNKER, Lucy; BROCKERMAN, Herman married HOEVEKA, Anna N.
6 March 1897
DEAN, William Mrs died at Pauline; mother of Mrs. J.F. SCIJELL of Nelson died in Iowa; SPRINGER, Galley, DUERR, Will & ROUSE, Anderson moved from Nelson to MO.
13 Mar 1897
STUFFT, W.F. family moving to Montana; WILKINS, George A died.
20 March 1897
ATWOOD, W.H. a son; SCHUM, John a dau; STUFFT, M.G. adopted a seven year old son.
27 March 1897
HAGER, J.H. moved to Dawson Co, NE; FRYE, Lewis married.
3 April 1897
VAP, Frank a son born.
10 April 1897
GREENHALGE, James married HUBBARD, Viola; PHELPS, Jennie, dau of Clark PHELPS died; KEITH, Walter S died, Obit.
17 April 1897
HULSENBUCH, Benard married SUM, Katie; HOEVEKA, Henry mother of died in ILL; HURLEY, George's brother died in New Mexico; MATTER, Mrs died at MT. Clare; BENEKEN, Anton, son of Clem, died.
24 April 1897
CHURCH, Miss Lillie charged JOHNSON, David E with bastardy; SMITH, Arthur married YENN, Anna FLINT, George died at Fairfield.
1 May 1897
ESTEP, Clarence, son of W.J. died; DAVIS, John married NEEL, Anna at Nelson.
8 May 1897
SMITH, Lee son of Lucilous SMITH, died; CRANDALL, George married LUM, Ada, dau of FLINT, C.E.
15 May 1897
BARTA, John a dau; WIEBELER, John a dau; KIMINAU, Herman married MUSENBROCK, Lizzie. O'BRIEN, Wm of Spring Ranch declared insane; STEWART, John died at Spring Ranch, Obit.
22 May 1897
HURLEY, George a dau; HAINES, Cy a dau.
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LAWRENCE LOCOMOTIVE Continued.
29 May 1897
LIBISHAU, John struck by lightning and lived; STEVENS, H.A. opened store on farm; McKEOWN, Grandma died; STUFFT, Wm a letter from the west.
5 June 1897
MALONEY, Jack a son; KING, Celestia E died, Obit. (wife of Gilbert KING). 19 June 1897 POTTS, John W died; FLINT, S. B. died in Ia; HAYNES, Grant opened barber shop.
3 July 1897
KITTEN, Henry a son born.
10 July 1897
SHROEDER, Chester a dau; WILLIAMS, Henry twins son & dau born.
17 July 1897
PROSSER, Fred died at Fairfield.
24 July 1897
SHOCKEY, Grant died in CO; COPE, F. B. a son at Mt. Clare.
31 July 1897
SHROER, Garret a dau; SVOBODA, Jos son of died; WILLIAMS, Ed g.son of Mrs. TILBERRY, to reform school.
7 August 1897
BRODERICK, C. R. a son born
14 August 1897
WRIGHT, C.C. Mrs granted a pension due to husbands death.
21 August 1897
BUMP, Wm a son; ROSE, John glass removed from foot.
28 August 1897
COONS, John child of died; LIPPS, Mr died near Spring Ranch.
4 September 1897
ZIEGLER, Herbert a dau; STELTER, Mr child of died.
11 September 1897
HLAVATA, Wm married ZIEGLER, Mrs; McMEAR, Jack married SIMPSON, Lillie; REMPE, Barney, son of lost an eye; HOFSTETTER, Andrew built a new house.
18 September 1897
HIMMELBERGER, John married LIMKE, Miss; HESSMAN, Fred married.
25 September 1897
STEHMAN, Fred infant died; LIESVELD, Will married BRINKEMA, Ferrill; KERR, J.J. married FRIEND, Rose
2 October 1897
HONCLICK, John married BOHNARD, Anna; HELTON, Joshua bought Woodward's Meat Market.
9 October 1897
HUDSON, Kelly married HALL, Carrie near Mt. Clare.
16 October 1897
FLAILERTY, John married BAUNE, Mary; BROCKMAN, Jacob married BAUNE, Annie; ANDERSON, James G died. ZIKNUNDA, Vaclau a dau born at Oak Creek.
23 October 1897
SHROER, Wm a son born.
30 October 1897
ELLSWORTH, Samuel married GILFANK, Alsena; Bryant livery barn burned at Fairfield.
6 November 1897
BARRETT, Dr. a dau born.
13 November 1897
MERRITT, J dau; BROCKMAN, Barney married CAUPEL, Francis; LAMMON, Luella died, obit.
20 November 1897
MAZOUR, Julius married MUSICK, Mary; BALSTER, Wm father of died in IA.
27 November 1897
ALBER, Adam child of died near Spring Ranch; BROCKMAN, Herman a son born. 4 December 1897 CARROLL, Samuel a dau; PHELPS, Diana died, Obit (wife of Chas PHELPS).
11 December 1897
SCHNEIDER, Mattes died; KLINA, Joseph died at Milligan.
25 December 1897
JONES, Wm T. fell while painting his barn.