1998 Queries - Seeking Your
ADCOCK - see JOHNSON
****Douglas & Washington
I am looking for info about Daniel Gilbert ALLEN, in NE in
mid-late 1800's. He was supposed to be the first sheriff of
NE. Haven't been able to prove that. Thank you,
Davis <email@example.com> Sat
21 Mar 1998
8/8/98 From Bill W - In a Washington County history
book, an Allen family history states that Thomas J. Allen
came to Omaha, NE abt 1856 ... later went to Fort Calhoun,
Washington Co....was elected as first sheriff in NE. He and
family moved away abt 1860. A married daugher stayed there.
Nothing later found in Nebraska on this family.
8/9/98 Response from EL Davis - Since I placed that
query I have since gone to West TX and East NM. The letter
written by one of my ancestors was wrong; now have the right
My gr-grandfather Gilbert Daniel
Allen was the son of Thomas J. Allen of Omaha NE. It seems
that Thomas was one of the first settlers of Omaha
& the first territorial sheriff. He was accused of
masterminding the murder of 4 persons; 3 in Douglas Co.
& 1 in Washington Co. The info I have on him from
sources on the web have no idea where he went. I do - my
sources said he came to Texas; he & his family died in a
thypoid epidemic in the trinity river basin near Dallas.
AMACK - see LEONARD
Searching for the AMICK Surname. Have traced them back to
1688 in the Holy Roman Empire. American families are
descended from: Johannes "Hans" EMICH/AMICK and Anna Dorthea
Rotter. Will share any or all information.
Junkins <firstname.lastname@example.org>11 Sep 1998
We are looking for any ancestral information on AMMON,
Lillian, b. 11/17/1896, Hancock (?), NE. Daughter of Hermon
T. and Martha (EVANS) AMMON. Father was born in Germany,
Mother in England. They were married in Chicago, IL, date
unknown. Any information on Lillian, siblings or parents is
appreciated. Many thanks in advance,
Mike & Pam
Smith <email@example.com> 19 May
Frederick W. ANDRE, wife, Mina, three daughers, Minnie,
Martha, and Winnefred, immigrated from Germany beginning in
1883, and settled somewhere in northwestern Nebraska. Mina
died during the late 1880's and Frederick remarried
Francisca FRIES. Frederick's Father, John F. ANDRE, arrived
in 1886 to live with them. Any further information that
anyone may have on this family would be appreciated.
<firstname.lastname@example.org> 28 Mar 1998
Donald BARTLEY was born 17 May 1930. He died 16 Jan
1990. Where? Thank you.
McCartney <email@example.com> 11 Jul
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My great grandmother's name was Blanche Lula BAXTER. She
was born 30 Dec 1894 in NE and passed away 6 June 1981 in
Los Angeles Co., CA. She was 86 at the time of her death.
Her parents were John W. BAXTER from Michigan and Jennie
ADAMS from Iowa. Blanche married Henry ODEGARD. Together,
they had two children: Pat Odegard (my grandmother) and
Helen Odegard. I would really appreciate anything to locate
this family in NE & verify the birthdate.
<firstname.lastname@example.org> Sun 13 Dec 1998
14 Dec 1998 from Bill Wever - The BAXTER family was
living in Papillion Pct, Sarpy County in the 1900 census.
Blanche & her husband H ODEGARD were living in Omaha in
1920 census. Two extracts forwarded to Terry.
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I have a brick wall on my great grandfather, John
BEADZ, born c1858 in WI. I cannot find any
information on that name. The only thing I have is an old
census of him in Fonda, Iowa in 1880 that shows him, my
great grandmother Mary Harriett ELLARD and their daughter
Ellen May BEADZ. If any one has any thoughts or a
lead please let me know. Lived in Gordon, (Sheridan Co) NE
at the time of my great grandfathers death in 1900?
ADDITIONAL INFO: John BEADZ married second to Catherine
ELLARD (before 1888) He appears with her & several
children in 1900 Census at Gordon, NE. In Sep 1900,
Catherine Ellard Beadz remarried. Circumstances not known as
Wormdahl - Sat 21 Mar 1998 08:32
PARMER *** Redirected to Adams
Looking for a George BLANKBILLER b. around 1830s
married to Harriet PARMER, 1869 in Lancaster Co.
Pennslyvania. Parmer genealogy says they lived in Nebraska.
Any info would be appreciated.
Lancaster Co. PA. Wed 27 May 1998 20:19
30 May 1998: Response from BW, this family in Adams
County in 1880 census, and active in formation of a church
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In 1884, Oscar Anton BLID immigrated to the US, NE.
Scottsbluff Co. Minatare area. He changed his name to
CARLSON and had two sons, Carl Edwin Carlson and Anton
Carlson. In his family records there is mention of an Alfred
BLID. Using the BLID name in the 1920's after the others had
changed to Carlson. There also was a Carl BLID who came to
the US in 1893 from the same family who could be the father
of Alfred. I am looking for records of BLIDs of any kind as
it was a very uncommon name and doesn't appear on the
Internet at all right now.
Carlson <email@example.com> Tues
20 Oct 1998
27 Oct response from BW: Gustav A Blid filed for
citizenship in Dawes Co - abt 1892?
1900 Census Dawes Co, NE: Alfred Blid is single, 32 yrs,
Sweden, has filed citizenship papers.
The next are all Dawes Co. 1920 census: Gustav A Blid, age
53 bn Sweden, single. Daisy Blid, age 17, bn SD. Lena
Blid....I think she would have been married...was enumerated
Looking for James BRADLEY b.1799/1800. "Household Guide
and Instructor" by T.F. Williams 1882 listed he and his wife
Eliza Hide LEEPER in NE. His wife's sister Ellenor and her
husband Robert SNOODGRASS also lived in NE. Moved to Adair
Co. Iowa, then on to Oregon. Family Bible list 4 other
children believed to be left in NE with 1st wife:
Sara, Margarete, Mary and Foreman. Any information would
<firstname.lastname@example.org> Oregon 19 Jan 1998
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Fillmore or Adams County
I am searching for the family of John CARL. He was born in
NE about 1885.This is really all I know. He lived in
Georgetown, SC where he married and had three children, one
was my father. Anyone who has any information about the
Carl's please forward it on. Sincerely,
Frankie J. Carl
<email@example.com> 29 Dec 1998
30 Dec 1998 Response from BW: Found two John Carl
- ..... one bn 1890, son of Peter Carl...siblings include
Otto, Adolph and Helen, Fillmore Co
- other bn 1894...son of Edwin Carl...siblings include Inez
and Elgie, Adams Co.
I am looking for information on my great grandmother.
Some records I have indicate she was born in NE but I don't
have a county, birthdate, or place of birth. Her name was
Clara Bell CARMAN and I believe she was born in 1875. Her
father was H. H. CARMAN. Any information would be
appreciated. Thank you,
12 Mar 1998
Responses exchanged - a Clara Carman was found with father
H. Carman, however further research indicated she married a
different person & remained in NE.
CASSAW / CASAW
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Searching for information on the CASSAW/CASAW family
name. Looking for Edward Barnes CASSAW who came to NE, was
said to have been born in Marine City, St. Clair County, MI.
Looking for any information on where he died, parents and
his children. Edward was born in 1858 and is said to have
been in NE in 1900. Anyone with a 1900 census please check
for me. Thank you
Hunter <WitchHouse@aol.com> Waddington, NY.
Sun 19 Jul 1998
21 Jul 1998 Response from NEGenWeb volunteer in Lincoln,
1900 NE census - Nemaha Co., Douglas Pct. shows
E. B. Cassaw, wht... b April 1856.... Michigan age 44 with
wife Francis bn April 1867... Children are H. E., Ida Bell
and Eugene bn 1889 Nebraska.
The family was NOT on the 1910 census for Nemaha county.
1920 Census: This couple was on the Holt County census with
18 yr old son Robert. Since I had the C200 soundex on the
reader, I checked for the two boys previously on the 1900
census. Not found. Bill W.
Am searching for information about Alejandro CERNUDA
(maybe CERMIDA) who immigrated to U.S. in 1860s from Cuba.
He enlisted in the 10th New York City Infantry in 1864, but
a family letter says he found his way to Nebraska, maybe
with the military. He died sometime between 1890-1905.
According to this letter, he never married and his estate
was dispersed to family in New York and Cuba. Will share
Atherton <firstname.lastname@example.org> 11 Aug
1 Sept 1998 response from Bill W.: Checked NSHS card file,
1870 and 1900 census, 1886 Gazetteer, Nebraska State Journal
index...nothing found for this surname or its alternate.
CHESBRO - see COLWELL
CLAYPOOL - see TERRY
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All I have is - George CLINGENPEEL & John
CLINGENPEEL spent several years in NE between the 1860s
through early 1890s. They also had spent time in Iowa in
this same time period. My grandfather Howard Levi
CLINGENPEEL was born in NE 7 June 1892. Any information
would be appreciated.
Eugene OR <MamaRedd@aol.com> Thurs 12 Nov 1998
13 Nov 1998 from Bill: 1885 NE Census ED 165, Cuming Co.,
Indiana Pct. Sheet 6, line 23:
Clingenpeel, George, 37 b Indiana; Mary, 25; Sarah, 6 b IA;
Ella, 4 b IA; Elmira, 2 b IA.
They received their mail from Pender, NE which at that time
was an Indian reservation. It appears that this family lived
very close to the reservation ... but not on it. This family
was NOT on the 1900 census & this was all that I could
find. No mention of a John found.
Seeking information on Herbert William COLWELL who was born
in Nebraska. Herbert married Mary G. CHESBRO in Oswego Cty,
NY State on July 24, 1909. He indicated on his marriage lic.
that he was 21 years at that time and that he was born in
Nebraska. At the time of the marriage Herbert was living in
Syracuse, NY. He listed his father as Dorr COLWELL. He
indicated he did not know his mother but referenced that she
was born in France.
Leogue <email@example.com> 4 Sep 1998
Response from Bill W: Could not find Dorr Colwell in 1886
Gazetteer. Could not find either Dorr or Herbert Colwell in
1900 Census. Recommend you try checking those portions of
the 1890 Gazetteer that are up on the county pages.
CRONIN - see LEONARD
I'm trying to find any record on Ralph Edwards
CUTSHALL. Born in late 1920's believed to be along
the Nebraska/Colorado state line. His brother would
desperately like to find out if he is living or dead. We
have no other information on him. If you can't help perhaps
you could steer me in the right direction. Thank you
<firstname.lastname@example.org> 10 Dec 1998
John Dahms (b: Nov 1848) and wife, Minna (b: 1851), lived in
Holt County, but moved away sometime in the 1910s. They are
not buried there. They died in the 1930s or '40s (probably).
Looking for any info on their deaths, obits, etc.
Murcia <CMurcia7@aol.com> Fri 15 May
Recommendation - seek info from Holt County, possible family
or friends would know where they went. Death notices
sometimes returned & published long after a family
DUNN - see WEIR
Joseph James EDWARDS, born abt 1896 in NE (location
unknown). Parents were William James Edwards and Martha Ann
Green. Joseph eventually moved to Illinois (at the latest
1916) although it is not know if the parents did. Any
information would be helpful! Thanks.
Murcia <CMurcia7@aol.com> 15 May
I'm looking for Frank Edward ELLIOTT born in
Nebraska sometime after 1872. He married Eleanore Read in
Green River,Wyoming 23 Aug 1892.This is all the info I
Morrison <floyd@Sweetwater.Net> 18 Nov
EMANN - see HENDRICKSON
EVANS - see AMMON
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In March of 1883 (William) Sherman FLEMING, 17 years
old, was shot and killed accidentally someplace in NE. Other
FLEMING relatives who went to NE are: Lawrence FLEMING and
his wife, Addie FLEMING. They were apparently with young
Sherman FLEMING. In 1884 or 1885 Lawrence FLEMING's brother,
Barton FLEMING, also moved to NE. Thank you,
Gibbon 26 Apr 1998 at 20:22
Response from Bill Wever 28 Apr 1998 - The location is St.
Paul, Howard County, NE. I read the story ... A cousin
involved...about a week later the cousin became a
father....another story. And a few months later the uncle
died ... father of the cousin. All in the first part of
1883. You might ask what the initials J C stand for - they
are the cousin's initials.
FORST - see KOLAR
FRATES - see HOWELL
FRIES - see ANDRE
HARDEN - see STEENFOTT
HARDESTY or HARDESTRY - see JOHNSON
I am looking for my roots. My grandfather might have been
born in NE. His DOB is 4-20-1885 or 1886. His name is Ralph
HART. Thanks a lot.
Ralph E. Hart
<email@example.com> 30 Jan 1998
Ralph Hart found, but birthdate does not match.
HAWKINS - see McCORMICK
KRICK *** Redirected to
I'm looking for information concerning Willis A HENDERSON.
Willis was born in 1883 in NE. I don't have any other
information about where in NE. I don't have his parents'
names either, but according to the 1920 census, his father
was born in New York and his mother was born in Michigan.
Willis married Maud Ann KRICK in Coos County, Oregon on
September 26, 1907. I know his mother lived for many years
in Oregon and was still living there in 1933. Any help would
be greatly appreciated!
Wilkinson Sun 1 Mar 1998 at 10:21pm
Response 2 Mar 1998 from Bill Wever, NEGenWeb
1900 Federal Census: NE, Washington Co., Lincoln Twp
Volume 39, ED 133 Sheet 5, line 52
Henderson, Edwin R -wht, 50 yrs, born June 1850, New
Wife Isdabel - born February 1853, Michigan.
Son Willis - born Aug. 1883 Ne
Son Vernie -born Jan 1887 Ne
Response 7 Mar 1998 from Bill Wever, NEGenWeb
This couple was on the 1885 census, same precinct. It
appears the census taker was off ten years on the age of the
couple...making them younger. It would be most unusual for a
couple 24 yrs old & 22 yrs old to have a 12 yr old
daughter. This census showed 12 yr old Ada, born MICHIGAN
and 1 yr old Willie. I could not find any cemetery
information in Washington Co. on Edwin Henderson & no
marriage information for this couple. Furthermore, I checked
the 1880 Soundex and this couple did not appear in NE. I
could check for a marriage record for Ada; suggest that you
check the 1880 MI census next. - Bill W.
I am looking for a Hugo HUBER (b. 1876) m. Louisa
HENDRICKSON (b. Apr 1882 in Sweden) in MI, 31 Jan 1905, he
was a ranchman from Mullen, NE. His parents were John HUBER
and Mary EMANN, both born in Germany. Her parents were Lars
(Louis) and Anna HENDRICKSON born in Sweden and immigrated
to MI about 1880. I am also looking for the brother of
Louisa. His name is Oscar HENDRICKSON (b. 16 Sep 1888 in
MI), he also moved to NE - have postcards from Hecla &
Mullen from 1908-1909. But have been unable to find them in
Hooker Co. Any help would be appreciated. Thank
30 Apr 1998
Levi HERREN was my ggggrandfather. He left GA
with his family after the Civil War and went to Indiana.
Failing at farming they went to Nebraska and he died. My
gggrandfather Champion Herren died in 1942 and never
mentioned where or exactly when they settled, and if he did
it has been lost. My gggrandfather moved to Maysville Mo
after failure in Nebraska to become a successful banker. I
imagine they were in Nebraska between 1867-75.
Herren <firstname.lastname@example.org> 7 Dec 1998
HOWELL, John & Selina. Last known living in
Pottawattamie Co., IA in 1885. Suspect they migrated to
south-southern Nebraska as their daughter Bessie Maude
HOWELL was married to Edward FRATES on June 2,
1883, perhaps in the Wilcox area. Any help would be very
much appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Lambert <email@example.com> 11 Jun
HUBER - see
Looking for the parents and siblings of James Pierson
HUTESON, born 10 Feb 1907 in NE. he died in
Ketchikan, Alaska on Sept. 23, 1937. He was in the U.S. Army
as a telegraph operator at the time of his death. His father
was James F. HUTESON, born in England and his mother was
Mabel PIERSON, born in
Lincoln researcher could not find this surname in
Statewide registration of births started in 1904. Try
ordering birth certificate from Nebraska
Health and Human Services System
HURT - see
SPENCE ****Redirected to Red
I am looking for any information on John HUTCHES,
married Amanda SPENCE, probably in Davis County, IA; may
have married in Grundy Co., MO; ca. 1890. John & Amanda
Hutches have a little boy buried in the Tolle Cemetery,
Grundy Co. MO; died 21 Oct. 1896 and was 1yr., 10 mo., 8
days. I think that they moved to NE someplace, and Amanda is
listed as living in NE in 1932. This is according to
Amanda's brother Henry Spence's obituary, Jan. 1932. Any
leads would be appreciated. Thanks, Joe
Spence <firstname.lastname@example.org> Fri
6 Mar 1998
Unsuccessful attempt to determine a location by Bill W.,
NEGen Web volunteer:
The only John Hutches I could find in the 1900 census was
born in 1869 in Illinois, married to Vessie & had three
children: Nova, Adolph and "Not Reported" born in
Illinois.They were living in McCook, Red Willow Co. Nothing
found to link them to IA of MO. Found NO Hutches in 1920
soundex for NE.
INGRAM - see LEONARD
Margaret JAMES was born 1871 in NJ. In 1873 or
1874 her Father (a Civil War Vet, name not known) moved his
family to NE to homestead. A few years later he heard much
about Michigan, sold his land and bought a covered wagon.
Hearing that Margaret's grandfather was ill in Iowa, they
passed through Iowa, spending the winter there. The
Grandfather died, and Margaret's family moved on to MI.
1888: Margaret married Charles HUNT in MI. In 1940-41: Two
of Maggie's sisters-in-law resided in Washington state -
Mrs. Lydia Proctor on Key Street and Mrs. Lloyd Hartman on
Dakin Street. These minimal facts are all I have to work
with. Any help greatly appreciated.
<email@example.com> 22 Jan 1998
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My great-great grandfather Erastus JENKS, his wife Mary,
son Gilbert JENKS and his wife Imelda were found, living
together in LaCrosse county WI in the 1870 census. In the
1900 census Gilbert was back in LaCrosse county with 2 of 6
living children, Henry JENKS age 19, b. 1880 in NE and Elmer
JENKS age 17, b. 1883 in NE. The other 4 JENKS children
would have been older and I believe also born in NE. I also
believe that Gilbert's father and mother Erastus and Mary
JENKS went with him to NE, and probably died there, being
born in 1813 and 1811. Would like to find the place in
Nebraska in which they resided, the names of the other 4
children and place of death of Erastus and Mary JENKS. Any
help in locating any of these would be greatly
Gamerdinger <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sun 13
14 Dec 1998 Response from Bill Weaver - Gilbert JENKS, his
wife & four children are found in 1880 Census at
Plattsmouth, Cass County, NE. Extract forwarded to John.
SHOUPE, McCLURE, HURT, RECTOR, HARDESTY, HARDESTRY,
My G-Grandfather James Albert JOHNSON was supposedly born in
NE 20 June 1863. His parents were Clark JOHNSON &
Margaret SHOUPE. Margaret died 3 days after James' birth
June 23, 1863 presumably because of the birth. James had two
older siblings Henry Clark? (b. 1859) and Adaline (b. 1861),
both born in NE. In various family documents James was said
to have been born in or near Grant, NE or in or near Lincoln
or Omaha, so far I've no luck after a number of years
searching in locating any of this family in any of these
places. I did locate a long abandoned Grant in Nemaha County
which was in existence at the proper time, but none of these
people. One version of oral history has it that after
Margaret's death, James' Grandparents Albert JOHNSON and
Sara(h) McCLURE raised Clark's three children: Henry,
Adaline and James. As a young man James rode a mule to El
Dorado Springs, MO & on 6 May 1885 married Mary Ann
Their marriage license from
Nevada, Vernon Co, MO is the earliest document I've been
able to locate on my GGrdfather James. Older brother Henry
is said to have gone to a Bowie (city or county), TX and
contacted James when he died before James did January 9,
1948. Older sister Adaline is said to have married either an
ADCOCK, a RECTOR, a HARDESTY or a HARDESTRY and to have died
in 1888. Another version of oral history has the three
children being raised by an ADCOCK family. None of these
leads have paid off so far though I've searched far and
wide. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thank you
for helping me solve this long lasting mystery.
(Johnson524@aol.com) 31 Jul 1998
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I am looking for family of Eugene KELLER, born
about 1935. I have information he was born in Nebraska,
Brittain <email@example.com> Fri 12 Dec 1998
14 Dec 1998 response from Bill Wever - A graduate of UNL
named Eugene KELLER was invited to attend 1974 Alumni
Conference in Lincoln, NE.
10 Jan 1999: Lucille learned from another correspondent that
Eugene Edward Keller was born in Scottsbluff, NE.
Stanley Dale KENNEDY was born about 1914. He served with
the 134th Nebraska National Guard. I have already looked in
the 1920 soundex for NE and KS. I tried to get his military
records but was told that they had burned in St. Louis. I
have been looking for two years now. I am working on a
family file & have come to a dead end on this family.
Any help would be appreciated.
Craig <firstname.lastname@example.org> 16 Sep
Replies from assorted volunteers: SSDI gave Connie a Stanley
Kennedy born in the 1914 to pursue. She now has addresses
for two NE National Guard units. Historical Note: the
134th Nat'l Guard had 180% turn over rate during WW II, due
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Looking for ancestral information about KIECKHAFER /
KIEKHAEFER / KIEKHOFFER from Bohemia via Germany. A large
family group originally migrated to Oshkosh, Wisconsin
approximately 1890's. Some (Herman?) may have continued on
to Nebraska. I'd be happy to provide additional
Home (Patty) Fri 6 Mar 1998 at 1:27 am
Response 7 Mar 1998 from Bill Wever, NEGenWeb volunteer
The family of the Kiescheiifer or something like that was
located in 1900 census soundex, Pierce Co. Herman b 1868,
Germany; Etta, Feb 1877 Germany; Albert 1895 NE; Emma 1898
NE; Herman 1900 NE. The names was not very clear on the
soundex. I think the census taker was unsure of the
spelling. Recommend you check the Pierce Co. cemeteries. -
*** NO homestead index for NE
John KNETZGER; born in WI about 1846 or 1847. His
affidavit in the Jan 1891 Application for Homestead Entry at
New Orleans Land Office in LA stated that he was unmarried
and had applied for a homestead entry in NE "about 10 years
ago" (or 16 years due to faded handwriting), but abandoned
it without receiving a patent. Therefore, the homestead
application would be in either 1881 (or 1875). Would like to
know which county in NE so that a legal land description of
his attempted entry can be obtained. Thank you for
connecting me to NE between WI and LA!
Knetzger <email@example.com> Wed 4 Feb
Response from B. Wever, NEGenWeb volunteer:
Rumors persist at NSHS Library that an index to homestead
applications is being compiled. So far, no such file exists.
Without county, cannot locate homestead record. Sorry!
Searching KOLARS, SELLNER, & FORST. My husband's
gggrandmother was Antonette KOLAR (b ca.1867 d.9/17/1945 in
Chicago) She was born in Krenovisa Kraj Pisck,
Czechoslovakia, m. Francis J. SELLNER. Her siblings were:
Josephine m. John SUCHY, Rose m. a FORST, Albert Kolar,
& Anna m. a BARTUSKA. Family info said several of the
family went to NE but we don't know who or when. Would
appreciate any help. Thanks,
Woodruff <firstname.lastname@example.org> Mon 9 Nov
1998 & modified same day.
13 Nov 1998 from Bill: Checked my usual sources and could
find no mention of Albert Kolar or Francis J. Sellner.
KURTZ - see ROWLAND
LEEPER - see BRADLEY
CRONIN, INGRAM, AMACK
I am looking for information pertaining to these
surnames. These names link to my husband's family from NE.
The probable counties my husband's family came from are:
Furnas, Dawson,Webster, Lincoln, Hall, Adams, Phelps,
Buffalo, & Kearney. The reason we posted this under
"Unknown Co." is because we are unsure. We have the names of
his ancestors, but we don't have the counties. Any
information would be greatly appreciated.
<email@example.com > 21 June 1998
LUTHER - see WILLIAMS
McCLURE - see JOHNSON
I have exhausted the 1900 and 1920 census, and tried all
avenues. I am looking for Charley McCORMICK, born in October
1907. He attended first grade at a school in NE, location
unknown, around 1913/1914. Don't know his father's name: his
mother was Rose Irene (HAWKINS) McCORMICK, both died by the
time Charley was 10 years old. There was an older brother
Carl and a younger sister Ruth. Possibly living with the
family, a step-son Ira McPHERSON. Thank you for any
Mills <firstname.lastname@example.org> 11 Oct
McCOY - see SHIRLEY
I am researching the MYERS family from Germany to
Iowa. Many of my family then moved to MN and NE.Would
appreciate any help and will gladly share my files with
anyone interested. Thanks. Eleaner
(Myers) McKnight <email@example.com>
1 Nov 1998
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Looking for family of: PARSONS, Henry Stanly. Born:
Sept. 24, 1839 in Hitchcock Co, NE. Want to find his parents
or any brothers or sisters, info.
Taylor <firstname.lastname@example.org> 27
Recommendation - post to Hitchcock County
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Am looking for the family of PERCIVAL who was somewhere
in NE in 1870 as they had children Ruby, Frank, Meril and
George A. born somewhere there in the years of 1866 - 1879.
Father's name was Alonzo, mother was Lydia. Stephen E. would
have been ten and not sure if he married wife Mary E.
Hewes/Hughes in NE. All of these folks in Lincoln County,
Nebraska by 1880 census. Thanks for any help you can give
me. Is there a 1870 census index?
Seutter Fri 29 May 1998
31 May 1998: Note from Bill W. - this surname found
in Pawnee County.
Searching for Kunigunda Anna POELLOT, married name not
known, born 1848, Altdorf bei Nurnberg, Germany. Last heard
of attending funeral of brother, Peter Poellot, in West
Point, who died October 17, 1937, in Coleridge, Nebraska.
Poellot <email@example.com> 29 Aug
1 Sep 1998, response from Bill W, NEGenWeb volunteer: Obits
for Peter checked in both the West Point and the Cooleridge
newspapers. He was survived by two brothers, no sister
mentioned at all. All three brothers married in Cuming
County, no sister found in marriage records.
Additional info from Delphine: Search through old clips
& research papers - sister was mentioned in 1934, not
1937. Likely she was in North Platte at some time. Could not
be found in their cemetery records on basis of first name
I am searching for any decendents of Benjamin
PUFF and Miranda REED who resided in Dawson Co (near Cozad)
children were John J & Henry. They homesteaded there
about 1900 Benjamin died & is buried in Walnut Grove
Cemetary no known location for Miranda. I am searching for
their son John Jesse PUFF who was born in Green Co IL in
1857 was on the 1880 Census in Dawson Co but had left bf
1900. I believe he remarried and may have moved to another
county possible had children named Harold and Ruth, Miranda
may have resided with them and am trying to locate any of
this family 1910 census.
<DPUFF2410@aol.com> 3 Jun 1998
RECTOR - see JOHNSON
REED - see PUFF
RICE - see WILLIAMS
FRANCIS *** Redirected to Keya
Searching for ancestors of Jasper Hand RICKMAN. According to
death certificate for Jasper's first child, Jesse Marie
RICKMAN - Jasper was born in Springrim, NE, would guess
about 1890. His father was Andrew James RICKMAN. He had a
sister named Ella. Jasper was married to Alma FRANCIS (of
Unionville, MO) in Billings, MT about 1910. Jasper had six
children: Jesse (b Jan 1914 in Belmont, MT, died Nov 1918),
Agnes, Henry, Cora, Ruth, and John.
Rickman (firstname.lastname@example.org) Wed 29 Jul
modified with Father's name 1 Aug 1998
31 Jul 1998 Response from Bill W.: Cannot find Jasper
Rickman in 1900 NE Census.
2 Aug 1998 Response from Bill W: Found four families
named Rickman in 1885 Census at Springview post office, Keya
Paha County, and an older Rickman living with another
family. Recommend checking further on Keya Paha Co. page, as
may have three generations living there!
**** Redirected to Hall
Looking for information on: Marshall RINESS. DOB: 1-1-1907.
Place of Birth: NE. Thanks for any information - Marshall
J. Riness <email@example.com> 19 Dec 1998
23 Dec 1998 Response from Bill: Found Jess &
Laura Riness in 1920 census at Grand Island, Hall County -
with children Thelma, Marshal and Allegra. Marshall is shown
as born Oklahoma.
Looking for the surname ROBB. Especially Henry Robb or
James Robb's descendants. Known to live in NE, but not sure
where. Email or fax me at (316) 284-0068.
Welty <firstname.lastname@example.org> 20 Aug
1998 (22 Oct 2003, email change)
Joseph S.ROWLAND was born, probably in PA, 12/14/44. He
came to NE via WI and was married to Mary KURTZ. His ROWLAND
family settled in Washington County KS. Looking for
descendants for a family reunion. Thank you
27 Jun 1998
SAUCERMAN - see STEARNS
SELLNER - see KOLAR
SHAFFER - see WOLFF
I am searching for information on my grandfather,
Benjamin Harrison SHEPHERD (b. 1889). I know where he
lived but have been unable to locate where he was born or
where he registered for World War I. He did NOT register in
the county in NE where he lived and is suspected to have
registered in one of the central NE counties. He served in
France, and unfortunately, most WWI records were destroyed
in a huge fire. I am hoping that I can locate local records
to assist in my genealogy work. Any information on his
military records or where he was born would be
Shepherd <email@example.com> 25 Dec
I am researching my grandmothers ancestry. She was adopted,
her mother is supposed to be a Pearl SHIRLEY & her
father an N. McCOY. We have her birthdate as March 29, 1896,
adoption release signed June 29, 1896. I have found a Pearl
who was born around 1878, her father was Sylvester Shirley
& her mother was Elsie; other children in the family
were listed as being Metie, Eva, & Robert. Has anyone
heard of this family or any Pearl Shirley who might be a
possible link to follow?
Edinger <firstname.lastname@example.org> 22 Mar
N2150 Ten Crossing Road, Ogema, WI 54459 (715) 767-5874
SHOUPE - see JOHNSON
I would like to know where my Great uncle James Garfield
SHULTZ died in NE. His death date is 17 Nov 1937
Berreth <email@example.com> 17 Aug
2 Sep 1998, additional data - I really don't know very much
about James SHULTZ, except that he was married to Tracy
Kalberg, and he had a small boy named Robert. The family
told me he also had a daughter named Mildred and that she
lived with the Stroltz family during her school years where
she went to school in Curtis, NE. The picture I have looks
like everyone is dressed in early day clothing, James has on
a suit and the coat has one button. Tracy is dressed in a
long white gown. Robert is being held by his father, and is
wearing a white dress and button shoes.
2 Sep 1998 response: JG Shultz did not appear in the 1920
Census. Recommend you seek death certificate from NE
State Vitals Office in Lincoln.
CURRY*** Holt or Antelope
I am looking for the city and county where my great-uncle
was born. His name was Clarence SISLEY (or CICELY), born 13
July 1887 in Nebraska. His parents were Miles Bird SISLEY
and Evaline Amelia CURRY SISLEY. Thanks for your help...
Foster Sun 1 Feb 1998 at 4:30 PM
Response 11 Feb 1998 from Wm. Wever, NEGenWeb
All that could be found is the name - Bird CISLEY in the
1886 Farmer's listing for Holt County, NE. The nearest post
office was in the neighboring county, Antelope ...Clearwater
by name. I looked very thoroughly to find this gentleman on
the 1885 census - no luck. Perhaps a query to Holt/Antelope
County is in order at this time.
I am looking for any connection leading me to the
location of the surname SMRCKA in NE. My husband's
grandmother was Francis SMRCKA from Timken, KS. Her father
was unk first name SMRCKA & her mother was Julia
WERTH/WIRTH from NE. Both were from Czech. Circa 1906
<firstname.lastname@example.org> 16 Dec 1998
SNOODGRASS - see BRADLEY
I am approaching this from a different angle.
I am searching for information on Robert P. STEARNS. Robert
was the first postmaster of Spencer, Boyd County, NE. I have
been unable to get any information on him, so now I would
like to find information on one of his sons: Louis C.
STEARNS. Louis was born June 11, 1893 in Spencer, died Jan.
19, 1968 - where, unknown. Louis was a Highway Patrolman in
NE, where, again unknown. Louis was married to Myrtle
SAUCERMAN, date and place, unknown. If anyone could help me
find information on Louis and his descendents, I would
appreciate it. Thank you,
Waterman <email@example.com> 21 Apr
I'm searching for information on William STEENFOTT b.
abt. 1876 somewhere in Nebraska. His parents Hans Christian
STEENFOTT (1838-1911) and Katherine Christena HARDEN
(1839-1911) traveled from Germany to New York in May 1871
and at some point they resided in Nebraska for an unknown
period of time before traveling on to California. I would
like to correspond with anyone who has information or
connections to this surname.
Steenfott <DSfoot@aol.com> Mon 14 Sep
14 Sep 1998: Bill looked for the surname in the 1880 census,
and in the 1886 Gazetteer. Was not able to find it in either
Looking for any info on Alex STODDARD or William
STODDARD both known to be in Nebraska April 1921.
Campbell <firstname.lastname@example.org> 13 Apr 1998
Seeking info on John Henry TERRY and wife Lettie Clyde
CLAYPOOL whose daughter Mattie Mae TERRY was b 1896 in
Harper <email@example.com> 20
Looking for Tom WATKINS, or desecendants; last known
living some where in Nebraska. He had one brother named: Jim
Watkins. I believe he and his brother are from Pineville,
Kentucky - Bell County.
<firstname.lastname@example.org> 15 Aug 1998
1 Sep 1998: Believe Tom was born about 1920 in KY and have
no clue about when he moved to NE or where in NE.
WERBKE / WERBKA
*** Douglas County in
Worldwide ancestral search, believe originated in
Germany or Czech. Any information helpful. Thanks! Scott
Werbke <email@example.com> Sun 12 Jul 1998
17 Jul 1998 note from B. Wever, NEGenWeb volunteer :
The 1900 census, Omaha
(1) John H. Werbka 33 Frances 29....John
(2) Angeline Waerbka 18 ...enumerated with Peter Simpson as
sister in law
(3) Edwin Wrbka 34 Marie 29..... & number of
all in Omaha and all had connections to Bohemia. None with
this surname in any other county. Recommend you focus your
attention on Douglas County, NE.
Dear Reader of this query:
I am looking for information about my grandfather: Lester
WEIR, who married Margueritte DUNN of Skyler (sic) NE btw
1915-1920. Believed to have died in 1920-1923. One son born
in Fremont or Lincoln in 1920. I appreciate any help you may
be able to provide.
<firstname.lastname@example.org> 14 Apr 1998
Response: "Skyler" is probably Schuyler, Colfax Co.
WERTH/WIRTH - see SMRCKA
PRICE, TRUE, WISE, HARTLEY, MORRISON, HARTER
William Thomas WIDENER b.26 Feb. 1830 married to
Catharine M. PRICE, moved to Inland, NE sometime after May
1872. Five daughters married and lived in NE. Sarah
Elizabeth married William TRUE, Emma Jane married John S.
WISE, Susan Price married Joseph H. HARTLEY, Alma Decker
married Ashby MORRISON, and Ruth married Jesse F. HARTER. I
am looking for any information on these families especially
where William Thomas WIDENER might be buried?
Widner Tues 16 Jun 1998
19 Jun 1998 from Bill W.: Wm.T Widenor 70 yrs, and
wife Catharine 69 yrs, found in Scott Pct, Clay Co., NE in
1900 Census. They are also in 1880 Census w/2 sons &
their daughters. Bill received cemetary extract from
CR-Inland Cemetery transcription: Widenor , W. T. (26
Feb 1830 - 19 July 1912), Catherine M., his wife (14 Nov
1830 - 4 June 1911). Recommend posting to Clay County
I am looking for information about my grandmother's brother,
Paul (Pleasant) WILLIAMS, who owned the Williams Hotel in
York county about 1935 for about 20 years. He campaigned to
be elected railroad commissioner at one time.He was born
1883 in Johnson Co, IL; married to 1) Ethel RICE 23 Aug
1911, and later to 2) Jesse LUTHER in York, NE.
<email@example.com> 25 Aug 1998
Looking for my grandfathers birthplace. His name was
Frederick William WOLFE, born 13 Jan 1890. Son of William
WOLFE and (unknown) SHAFFER. Left for Oklahoma or California
around 1903. That's all the info I have. Thank you very
Hendersonville, Tennessee 3 Jun 1998
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