Nebraska - Unknown County
Queries 2000 -
Elmer B. ABEL, b. 16 Aug 1898 Keokuk Co, Iowa - d. Aug 1965 Nebraska
(son of Christopher Columbus ABEL & Elizabeth Emiline KIRBY). Widower
of both Fern & Freda LOCKE (sisters) from Keokuk Co, Iowa. Want
to know if he remarried and place of burial.
Dianne Underwood <email@example.com> 15
Apr 2001 (additional info & email change done in Mar 2005)
ANDERSON - see EGBERT
ANDREASON - see OLSON
I am seeking information on the George M. ANNABLE family who were in Nebraska
1893-1897. Wife was Elizabeth POWEL, b. Wales, abt. 1857. George M. ANNABLE was
b. 23 Sept 1867 in Hillsdale, Michigan.
Parents: Cornelius J. ANNABLE and Emma Calista VAN SICLEN ANNABLE.
Children: Clarence, b. Jan. 1892; Myrtle E. ANNABLE b. May 1894; Minnie C.ANNABLE
b. Jan. 1896. Any information regarding the location of this family in Nebraska,
or other pertinent information would be greatly appreciated. Thank You
Rose Higgins <firstname.lastname@example.org> 16
Would appreciate information on John BAGGOTT, b 1849, m Kate NOONAN, and Joseph
BAGGOTT, b 1856 m Edith HENSE. John and Joseph are sons of Edmund and Margaret
BAGGOTT, who settled in Jewell Co, KS, in 1870's. Have info to share.
Kent Bailey <email@example.com> 11
GARLINGHOUSE, NEWTON, AYER, PARKER
Belknap: A Belknap Genealogy by E. Clinton Belknap - Lincoln, Nebraska 1974.
I think that this book has some of my "Belknap" family ancestry. Am also searching
for a copy of this book.
Belknap, Samuel/Mary Dickinson m. 1723
Belknap, Samuel/Mary Newton m. 1754
Belknap, Jonas/Esther Parker m. 1783
Belknap, Jonas/Mary Garlinghouse m. 1813
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Maego
Wicker <firstname.lastname@example.org> 15
Response: Write to NE State Historical
Society. All Family Histories donated to them have been catalogued.
BIRD - see MACKEY
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Frederick L. BITTERS, born July, 1873 in Nebraska. Married
Minnie (Hall nee Hedges?) in 1897, probably in IL. His
Father was born in New Jersey & Mother was born in Ohio.
Lived in Fulton County, Illinois in 1900. Would appreciate
any information at all and will share information as well.
Thanks so much, Pam
Wegner <email@example.com> 24 Apr
1 May response from Bill Wever in Lincoln: 1880
Census, Hamilton Co. NE Valley Pct.
ED 103 p1 line 44 - Bitters, Harry, 53, bn NJ;
Bitters, Harriet, wife, 47, bn Ohio; Bice, Armindes L, s d,
13, bn IA; Bice, Johnny L, s, 11, bn IA; Bitters, Frederick,
s, 6, bn NE; Bitters, Charles, n r, 25, IL; Bitters,
Margaret, wife, 22, bn IN; Bitters, Clarinda, 1/24, NE.
FLICKINGER *** Redirected to
Keya Paha County
Looking for information on parents of Eugene E. BLAKE, b.
March 5, 1874 in Nebraska. Married Phoebe Ann FLICKINGER
1893. Siblings of Eugene were Hugh, Earl, Fannie, and Ruby.
Eugene moved to Pennsylvania but his parents remained in
<firstname.lastname@example.org> 24 Mar 2001
28 Mar 2001 from Bill Wever
Dakota county, NE 1880 census -St. John's Summit and
Regions Pct ED 67 p7 line 10
William Blake, 31, b VT; Annette 28 WI; Fanny 8 NE; Eugene 6
Keya Paha county, 1900 census - Garfield Pct ED 139
Sht 4 line 47
William Blake b Apr 1849, 51 VT; Annette Dec 1891, 48 WI;
Hugh Sept 1880, 19 NE; Earl Jul 1883, 16 NE; Ruby Sept 1885,
Per 1920 Census: Hugh was in Keya Paha county, Earl
in Ainsworth, Brown county.
Recent history of Keha Paya County incls a BLAKE family
history - please write to local library or historical
society to secure a copy. Recommend posting your query to
Keya Paha County.
Wilberforce BOGGS b.1839 OH to James & Sarah ORR BOGGS m
1834 in Washinton Co. PA; father & son were Presbyterian
ministers. W. was living in NE in 1903 when his brother
Theodore died in SE Iowa. His mother & sister survived
in NJ. Other siblings James R. B. 1838 PA; Mary M. b. 1843
OH; Caroline b. 1846 OH; and Theodore b. 1849 OH Seeking
deathdate and burial of W. and siblings.
Sincox <email@example.com> 11 Sep
MOORE, plus LITTEN/LITTON - ***
Redirected to Saline, & Lancaster Counties
Looking for Stephen BRADWAY and his wife,
Margaret MOORE who came to Nebraska about 1896 from
Illinois. They came with their daughter, Margaret and her
Bender <firstname.lastname@example.org> 16 Mar
17 Mar 2001: Bill was not able to locate any BRADWAYs in
1900 or 1920 Census, or in other resources consulted at NSHS
18 Mar 2001: Additional info from Nancy - According to LDS -
IGI - Daughter Margaret was married to Silas Dayton
LITTEN/LITTON in IL. Mr. LITTEN died in 1945 at Weeping
19 Mar 2001: Bill says, No LITTEN/LITTON in burial records
of Cass County. Newspaper for Weeping Water was NOT
microfilmed 1941-1949. Recommend attempt to get death
certificate from NE State Vitals. Further info 21 March from
>Per the 1900 Census the Silas Litten family was living
in Brush Creek Pct of Saline Co, NE ... ED 106, Sht 3, Line
50. 7 children in the household age ranging 1 mo. old to 15
>Per the 1920 census the Silas Litten family was living
in Lancaster county, Lincoln, 2415 Garfield Street .... ED
77, Sht 8, Line 36. There were 4 children in the household
under 20 yrs of age.
>I have looked at 2 obits of Margaret who died in Sep
1952...a resident of Lincoln, she was buried in Saline Co.
Widow. One of the obits carried a picture.
>Obit of a son......Wm N. states he was born in 1887,
Devalon, IL. His death was Sep 27, 1970 - a farmer in the
Bennet, NE area, a short distance SE of Lincoln.
Joseph and Samuel BOOTHBY: brief family story relates they were murdered in Nebraska
sometime after 1880's. Circumstances unknown. Last known to be in the Woodbury,
Plymouth Co.area of Iowa in 1880. Would appreciate any leads to information.
Phyllis Dearborn <email@example.com> 30
BRADY - see MESENBRINK
Searching for a great-granddaughter of S.K. and Sadie
(FARNAM?) BROWN, early pioneers in NE. Family moved to
Colorado, county unknown in 1930's. Have information for
Hoppe-Stevens <firstname.lastname@example.org> 16
I am researching Emmer D. Carman, I believe he is the
father of Agnes Hannah Carman, who married James Marker in
Nodaway County, MO in 1879. Emmer D. Carman died in Johnson
County, NE in 1884. He had three children born in NE between
1869-1874. I need to find him in 1870 to prove he is the
father of Agnes Hannah Carman. I appreciate any help
Rolen <email@example.com> 31 Mar
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Lincoln, & Fillmore Cos.
Seeking my gr-gr grandparents Lawrence and Anne CARROLL,
born in Ireland 1815 and 1819. They came to Nebraska between
1870 and 1877 with sons Lawrence and Hubert and possibly
William and Wilson. I would like to know the date of death
and place of burial and also the marriage of Lawrence Dunlap
<firstname.lastname@example.org> 11 Mar 2000
Additional info: Lawrence
Dunlap Carroll is buried in Brady, Lincoln Co., NE and
Hubert was married in Fairmont, Fillmore Co., NE. Have not
been able to learn where family first settled. Have checked
through cemetery lists and cannot find any listing for the
parents - they do not appear in areas where the two sons are
known to have lived. Doris is going to try "best match" by
NE State Vitals office for death certificates. (See
Records page for credit card ordering link.)
15 Mar 2000 response from BW:
2 Oct. 1890 Lawrence Carroll
age 46 resident of Frontier county, NE bn VT, son of Larence
Carroll and Ann Bantuff was married in Lincoln county, NE.
This man and his family was on the 1900 census in Lincoln
A family history of George
Dewey Carroll, son of Lawrence & Alma Johnson Carroll
was found in a Brady, NE history book. Another short history
of Dale Carroll, the son of George Dewey Carroll was also in
Therefore, we have Dale
Carroll, George Dewey Carroll, Lawrence Carroll, Lawrence
Carroll .... and Frontier Co is thrown into the mix.
It seems like Hubert was a
long time resident of Fillmore county as he was there as a
26 yr old married man on the 1880 census.
I did not find either Lawrence or
Ann Carroll on the 1900 census. Nothing located on William
and Wilson Carroll.
26 & 27 Mar 2000: Doris was contacted by another
researcher, & has learned there were a dozen children in
the CARROLL family. The parents & 7 children went to NE,
one went to KS, one died and three stayed in OH. In NE they
were found in Dawson, Lincoln and Fillmore Cos., "although
some of them kept bouncing back and forth to Kansas, I
DOWDEN, HUGHS, PENNER, SIMPSON, WILLIAMS
Searching Dowden/Dowland surname dates abt 1880-1910. Were
Baptists. Surnames connected maybe CARTER, HUGHS, PENNER,
26 Apr 2000
CASE - see WOLPH
CHAMBERS - see OSBORN(E)
CHRISTENSEN - see MESENBRINK
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Looking for my father's sister Viola M. CRANDELL PRAWL. Born
2 May 1911 in Neb. My father was Harley O. CRANDELL. Thier
parents were Orland CRANDELL and Viola CAMPBELL CRANDELL .
Believe she was in NE in 1960 when my father died.
<HelenW8@prodigy.net> 27 Jan 2000
8 Feb 2000: Jan. 11, 1935 Edgar Sun had the obit of Orland
Crandell. Surviving children are Frank of Ogallala, Joe of
Bushwell, Albert of Oak and Harley of Edgemont, OR, and
three daughters ...May, Merl and Marie ...all of Hastings,
NE. Two sons and 3 daughters were deceased. One of these
daughters must be Viola M who married a PRAWL. Check for
marriage records in Clay & Adams County. Groom's
residence may give clue to later location. BW.
John CRAWFORD and Alice FITCH parents of George L.
CRAWFORD,who was born 1-17-1887 in NE, location unknown.
George moved to Toledo, married Nellie G. Krout, first child
born, Nellie Elizabeth Crawford on 7-20-1916, brother
Vinton, and sister Edna Alice ... please help in my search
for family in Nebraska
Stanley <Stormmage16@yahoo.com> 4
Response from BW: Not found in 1900 Census, will try
8 Dec 2000 - Think research should be focused on Custer,
Pawnee & Holt Counties - check 1890 Gazetteer (which is
DARBY - see MATSON
Amelia DERRY married Nathan PARKER 1 July 1859 in
Fontanelle, Washington Co., NE. They were on the 1860 census
in Washington Co. ... I lost track of them after that. She
is said to have died 1873 in Madison Co., NE but I can't
find this. I don't know when or where Nathan died. I would
like to find them and their deaths. Thank you for your help,
you have been of great help to me in the past.
Hedlund <email@example.com> 4
Response: Search of newly published (book) 1870 NE census -
these people not found. Not found in published cemetery
extracts of Madison Co., or obit files at NSHS Library.
Sorry - BW
DOWDEN - see CARTER
SMITH, PIGG, WHARTON
Found in 1860 census of Shelby Co, Indiana: Elias C.
DRAKE (age 50), Harriet (SMITH) DRAKE (age 48), Clarissa and
Martha Drake (18 yrs); Diantha Drake (14 yrs) and Elias A.
DRAKE (11 yrs). They moved to NE thereafter. Looking for:
Clarissa Drake PIGG, Martha Drake WHARTON, Diantha Drake
PIGG and Elias Alexander DRAKE. I would be pleased to know
where they lived. Thanks.
Beaver <Harold_Beaver@baylor.edu> 06
10 Jan 2001: Bill searched the newly published index to the
1870 Census of NE and found only "Jonathan Drake - Indiana",
none of the people named in your query appeared. Sorry!
You might try
NEGenWeb Project Search Engine which includes a
number of data files scattered about on NEGenWeb
EGBERT, Walter O. and Nettie S. TURNER/EGBERT left
Bourbon Co., KS after 1887 when son Claude was born and were
in NE by September 1889 when daughter Eluro (spelling?) was
born. They then left NE and went to Springfield, MO in time
for daughter Jessie Olive to be born July 1894.
Nettie had TURNER siblings: Charles, Ella,
Dell, Orson, Joseph, and Silas. Her parents were Orson A.
TURNER and Sarilda Jane ANDERSON.
Nettie was born 1871 in Illinois and
Walter was born 1866 in Ohio.
<MsKaze@aol.com> 5 Feb 2000
9 Feb 2000: Check of surnames list on CoUnk shows records
for this surname available in half a dozen counties. The
Nance census for 1880 is wrong time frame & not a match.
Recommend checking the other county records listed. Another
recommendation, check farmer's & business lists in 1890
NE State Gazetteer.
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Looking for Robert Evans and Lulu Wright Evans. Their
daughter Aida Jeanette Evans was born in NE in 1891. Would
like location and birth record. Robert was a NY Civil War
Veteran, died at Soldier's & Sailor's Home, in 1934...
Krebs <firstname.lastname@example.org> 01
5 May 2001 from Bill Wever - There is a Robert Evans with
two terms of service in the Civil War according to the 1890
census. He was living in Thedford, Thomas, NE. The first
enlistment was in Company A, 56 Regiment PA ... The second
was Sgt. Company D, NY enlisted Aug 16, 1863 and discharged
Aug 16, 1865. I could find nothing on the 1900 census.
Oliver LOOMIS married Eliza FARAGHER in late 1880 in Jones
Co., IA. They moved to NE. In 1900, Eliza FARAGHER is back
with her father in Jones Co., IA. Our assumption is that
Oliver LOOMIS died between 1895 and 1900 in NE. There is a
1895 state census in Iowa and Eliza is not listed with her
father. Since there is no 1890 census that survived, is
there another way to determine where Oliver and Eliza
(FARAGHER) Loomis lived?
Wilken <email@example.com> 28
FARNAM - see BROWN
FIELDS - TUTTLE
FLICKINGER - see BLAKE
FITCH - see CRAWFORD
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FOWLKES, Dr. Richard Blunt (Blount). Died between 1911
and 1920, possibly 1915. born 8 Jan. 1856, Hickman Co., TN.
Dr. FOWLKES and a son Dewey lived in NE and it was reported
that Dr. Fowlkes was in very poor health at that time.
Looking for date and place of death, place of burial. Any
reference to Richard Blunt (Blount) Fowlkes or Dewey Fowlkes
would be most appreciated.
Geyer <firstname.lastname@example.org> 09 Nov
17 Nov 2000 Response from BW: A search was made of 1900 and
1920 census. Neither name was found. At the Nebraska State
Historical Society Library Archives in hallway card file was
mention of cemetery in Otoe county known as the Fowlkes
The cemetery is located in a field near
Nebraska City. In the 1950s, this cemetery (which had been
neglected) is noted by article in the Nebraska City
Newspress as restored by descendents of William Fowlkes who
came from IA after the Civil War. Article mentioned that a
local historian told a family member that he recalled being
told by William years before that he (William) had been born
in Hickman, KY (lots of info about William, he died 1880 in
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and/or Butler Counties.
I'm searching for information my ggg-grandfather, John Fye,
b.mid-1820's in Centre Co., PA. John Fye had a sister,
Rebecca m'd to George Zettle and a sister, Sarah m'd to John
Zettle. Both sisters were m'd in Centre Co., PA. John,
Rebecca & Sarah are believed to also have had a brother,
David Fye. It is believed that the above were the children
of David Fye, b. in Centre Co., PA, d. in IL. John and Sarah
(Fye) Zettle and Sarah's brother John Fye, supposedly left
IL and went to Nebraska thereafter.
Brooks <email@example.com> 31 Mar
12 Sep 2002: Lori Laird (coordinator for Gage County) found
two families headed by "John Fye" in the 1880 census and
provided extracts which were forwarded to Beverly. One
family was at Grant, Hamilton County and the other at
Reading, Butler County. Both families PA and IL
Seeking William H. GORDON family who lived in NE in
1885, county unknown. William H. was born in GA in 1839/49.
He served in the Civil War, Confederate. He married Margaret
May LOHR (date, place unknown) in the 1880's. She had
children LuLu Lohr and George Lohr. William H. and Margaret
had son Huston William born in NE March 1885. It is not
known how long they lived in NE prior to 1885. Place of
birth for Huston is listed on family sheet as both "near
Loup City" and "near Hastings". William H. was likely a
farmer. The Gordon's moved to the Black Hills in a covered
wagon in 1886. Did William and Margaret marry in NE? Where
in NE was Huston born? Seeking any information re: this
family. Thank you.
Reed <firstname.lastname@example.org> 14 Jun
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Looking for any information. Possibly settled in Thayer
Co, NE from Germany around 1870. Also GOUNDIE noted in PA
Laine <Lynlaine2@aol.com> 20 Feb 2000
21 Feb 2000: Two Goundies appear in 1890 NE State Gazetteer
farmer's list for Thayer County. Please post a query there,
and check through the other data files.
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GRAVATT, Mary Elizabeth. Looking for any information on
my grandmother Mary Elizabeth Gravatt born about 1870 in
Freece Mill, Nebraska. Anyone know where Freece Mill was or
anything about this family?
Muhleman (Frankandjean@AOL.com) 17 Dec
19 Dec 2000 Response - Bill found the Gravatt family in a
1870 census, living in Pawnee County near a man named "John
Fries" that owned a mill. PO address: Pawnee City. Henry
Gravatt age 41 b TN, wife Nancy age 35 b VA - with 6
children ranging in age from 2 to 17 born in four
states...the last NE. (4 yr old twins). Note child
Elizabeth, 15 b KY. No Gravatt found in 1880 Census.
Looking for any information on the following persons.
GRIFFIN, Charles H. father b.abt.July 1846, GRIFFIN, Eliza
A. mother, b.abt.April 1845, 7 children, GRIFFIN, Hattie,
daughter, b.abt April 1884,b. NE GRIFFIN, Ruby, daughter,
b.abt March 1885,b. NE, GRIFFIN, Egbert, son, b abt July
Griffen <email@example.com> 21
25 Mar 2001 - All I could find was a C H Griffin in Gage
county in the 1885/86 Wolfe's Business Gazetteer. This
person was a farmer with Beatrice, NE as his mailing
address. He was .... not found on the 1890 gazetteer for
same location. I did spend some time searching the 1885
State census, Beatrice precinct, no luck. - BW
Note: To check 1890 for other counties: http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ne/topic/resources/NSHS/1890Gaz/gaz90dir.html
My gr-gr-grandparents, Wencl & Theresia HABERMAN,
immigrated from Ceska Trebova, Bohemia in 1870. On the
ship's manifest, they stated that NE was their destination.
It is likely that they chose NE as a result of letters from
relatives or friends who had previously settled there as
well as the availability of 'cheap' land. I am looking for
the location(s) where they would have most likely been
headed in 1870. I am also searching for links to relatives
who might have settled in NE. In advance, thanks.
<firstname.lastname@example.org> 20 Oct 2000
Recommend starting with "History of Czechs (Bohemians) in
Nebraska" by Rose Rosicky.
Please see NEGenWeb
Project Ethnic page for link.
SCHLECHT *** redirected to
The only information I have is a Johan Jacob HAUSSER
born in 1822 in Wuertemberg, Germany settled somewhere in
Nebraska. Wife's name was Anna Catharina GRAF, daughters
name was Christine Catharina HAUSER, who married a Johannes
SCHLECHT. If any one knows of these families would like to
Simpson <email@example.com> 28 Jan
Response: These surnames occur in Platte County, NE. Please
check with the county coordinator there.
Looking for Julius A. Herman, born abt 1875, NE. Not sure
what county. Married & moved to Idaho bef. 1914. Have
land patent. May have been related to an Emil and Minnie
Herman. Both from NE. Can not seem to locate any info on
either family. Any help would be appreciated. THANKS.
Grimes <firstname.lastname@example.org> 27 Jun
HIGH - see HURD
My GGrandfather, Shelby Grant Hill, was reported to have
been born in Owen Station, NE on October 24, 1891. He was
born to William J and Mary Ellen Hill. Later, he moved to
Colorado where he married Lulu May Laudeman in Colorado
Springs, CO on July 1, 1914. Would anyone know in what
county Owen Station is? I cannot seem to find it on any map.
Any info would be appreciated.
Johnson <email@example.com> 1
Response 7 May 2001: Could not find Owen Station in
"Perkey's Nebraska Place Names" or 1895
Atlas posted by Pam
Rietsch <http://www.livgenmi.com/1895ne>. Bill
Wever could not find any info about this location either. He
did not find the family in the 1900 Census. Sorry!
HOMPES / HUMPES
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I am researching the Hompes/Humpes family. Joe J. HUMPES was
a Doctor educated in Germany and practiced medicine in
Nebraska. He donated his estate to the State of Nebraska. I
am searching for information on him and family. He married
Elma Marie Chambers sister of Maranda Jane (Chambers) Muse
who was my Great Grandmother. The only evidence I have is a
family reunion photo of the Muse-Humpes families circa 1920,
Sparks Kansas. Any help would be Greatly appreciated.
Mitchell K. Muse
<firstname.lastname@example.org> 18 Feb 2000
Reply: Dr. Hompes was eye surgeon that lived in Lincoln.
Best documentation is probably available through the local
genealogy society and the Lincoln Library.
HIGH - *** Redirected to
HIGH, Robert and HURD, Helen. Married around 1916 in
Nebraska. Robert was born between 1880-1882 in Illinois, and
Helen was born between 1884-1885 in Nebraska. Any
information about either individual would be helpful.
Deanne <Smilind@aol.com> 08
14 Apr 2001 from Bill Wever:
1920 Census Cheyenne County, NE City of Sidney - ED 72, Sht
29 Line 35
High, Robert 40 b IL
High, Helen 25 b NE
Please post query on Cheyenne Co website to continue your
Looking for information on my great-grandparents.
Jackson A. WITTENMYER died somewhere in NE on April 27,
1894; and his wife, Martha HOOPER WITTENMYER died on Feb.16,
1893 somewhere in Nebraska. Would like to find a copy of
their obits and/or death certificates if possible.
Knights <email@example.com> 10 Aug 2000
HORSLEY - see PARKER
HUGHS - see CARTER
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research!) to Clay County
I'm having trouble finding my Grandmothers line, Esther May
HUNTER. I know she was born 1888-1889 in NE, but I don't
know where or the exact date. I have a copy of the 1910
census in Idaho, and its very limited for info. It shows her
as Ellie May but my brother was sure it was Esther May.
Shows age as 21 & 1/2. So I'm guessing 1888/89 for birth
year. She married John Web SCOTT in 1906/7. But, he was born
in Missouri so I'm assuming they met in Idaho. I'm looking
for her grave now and can update the info later.
Scott <firstname.lastname@example.org> 14 Jun
21 Jun 2000 Additions - The 1910 Census was incorrect as to
age. Her name was Esther H. May Hunter. Born 7 April 1891.
Died 3 Sept 1966. According to the obituary at the age of 2
she traveled to Twisp, WA on a Covered with her family. Now
here is where its weird. The obit gave her dads name as John
SWAN and her Mother as Rosella Rhineheart. Plus her two
brothers Elmer Hunter and William Hunter. Divorce/Death ????
I did a SSDI search & nothing is there. Since she was a
housewife, she may not have had one.
More: Thanks for recommendation to get obits - got
Grandmother's and others. Now know about additional children
(some confusion in some obits about names & places).
Three children were born at Harvard, Clay Co, NE. Turns out
the Father's name was John Swan HUNTER.
Joy Edward JAMISON. Looking for information on my grandfather who migrated to
California. Born Nebraska late 1800's; married Bessie Alice Stump from Kansas.
They had three children, Relna (later changed to Wray), Warren William, and Gordon
Levi (later changed to Lee Gordon). Joy worked for the railroad and died from
injuries sustained while working. Joy or his father were said to have had some
involvement in the discovery of the Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico.
Joan Jamison Kerr <email@example.com> 8
Note: Recommended reviewing the history of Carlsbad Caverns for clues.
JOHNSON - see MESENBRINK
I am searching for the birthplace of Roscoe Virgil Jones ...
all I know is that he was born in NE & married in
CA...worked for the railroad. Related to Jones family with
migration pattern: Wales> Virginia>
Pennsylvania> Illinois> Nebraska> (Some say Texas)
>California ....His date of birth: 11 June 1901. Mother's
maiden name: SANDY. Died in Los Angeles 21 Aug 1944, age 44
yrs. SSN: 700-09-0586. He married Edna Mae Trebilcock
in CA 2 Apr 1926. Thank you for taking time to
Susan <firstname.lastname@example.org> 1
Searching for information on William Clark KENNERLY
(CSA) of St. Louis, MO. Have three birthplaces on him, one
as Ft. Atkinson, Neb., Nov. 2, 1824. Searching for
confirmation and informaiton on Ft. Atkinson. Jean
<email@example.com> 23 Mar 2000
Response 31 Mar 2000: From a book review at NSHS -
"Persimmon Hill: A Narrative of Old St Louis and the Far
West." By William Clark Kennerly as told to Elizabeth
Russell. (Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press,
1949. 273 pp. Introduction, illustations, appendices and
Index. $3.75) First line of 2nd paragraph....."William Clark
Kennerly was born in 1824 at Fort Atkinson, first military
post west of the Missouri where his father James Kennerly,
was sutler for several years." Trying to find a copy of
book. - BW
KODES and URIDILOVA from Ostruzno. World wide anytime. Josef KODES
married Mercilie URIDILOVA; son Josef KODES married Marie KOLAROVA.
He was a farmer in Ostruzno at No. 13. KOLARS and URIDILS were known
to have migrated to Nebraska. Please contact, will be happy to share
information on URIDIL lines.
Thank you, Bev Aylor <firstname.lastname@example.org> 04
Recommend "The History of the Czech's in Nebraska" by Rose Rosicky.
See Ethnic Page for link to
this book & other material related to Czech research.
KROUT - see CRAWFORD
LAUDEMAN - see Hill
LAUER - see WILLIAMS
Looking for my Half-Sister. Father was LeRoy L. Lawrence b: 8/9/1913,
d:9/8/1971. My half sister's name was Judy or Judith (I think) would
have been born about 1931-1940. The family lived around Clinton, IA.
Grandparents names were Leo Lawrence and Mable Grace Provin Lawrence.
Judy or Judith, if you are out there you have two younger brothers
and a younger sister. Dad left us too - at a very young age. please
contact me. Jimmy Lawrence <email@example.com> 01
I am looking for information on Alice Mary (Mary Alice)
LEE, who was born in IN, moved with her parents to Grinnell,
Poweshiek Co., IA in 1870. In 1923, she was listed in her
mother's obit, as living in Nebraska--probably married, so
would like to know if anyone had her married into their
families? No county or town was mentioned in her mother's
obit and she was listed only as a daughter, Alice in
Nebraska. She was the daughter of Thomas Jefferson LEE and
Mary Jane Lucas Lee. Would appreciate anything that may
Naughton <firstname.lastname@example.org> 08 Mar
15 Mar 2000 Response from BW: Nothing found, sorry.
LITTEN/LITTON - see BRADWAY
LOHR - see GORDON
Oliver LOOMIS married Eliza FARAGHER in late 1880 in Jones
Co., IA. They moved to NE. In 1900, Eliza FARAGHER is back
with her father in Jones Co., IA. Our assumption is that
Oliver LOOMIS died between 1895 and 1900 in NE. There is a
1895 state census in Iowa and Eliza is not listed with her
father. Since there is no 1890 census that survived, is
there another way to determine where Oliver and Eliza
(FARAGHER) Loomis lived?
28 Jul 2000
Response: It will be time consuming to search - but there is
a NE State Gazetteer for 1890-1891. Please see:
NE State Gaz (county listings)
Each county has a "business list" and a "farmers list".
Think we are still not finished with the farmer's lists for
Lancaster & Douglas Counties, but volunteers are working
on those. Warning - these lists aren't in perfect alpha
order! In fact, there is sometimes a name simply "stuck in
any old which way"! Recommend you use the "find" feature of
your browser. T&C
BIRD *** Redirected
to Otoe County
I am looking for information on Abner MACKEY. Believed
to have married Nancy Ann BIRD in NE c1865. First child,
Charles, born in NE c 1866.
McCumber <email@example.com> 20
Response: Please check the "odd" territorial census
extracts found in NE
& Midwest Genealogical Record
(old journals of defunct society). There is a hot-linked
23 May 2001: I located Abner & Nancy in the 1865 census
of Otoe Co. Thanks.
I am trying to track down a family "legend" that my great great uncle Charles
Mackie (Mackey) was killed in a tornado in Nebraska. Charles, the son of Mathew
D. and Mary E. Hughes Mackie, was born in Illinois in 1878 and I know he was
dead by the 1900 census when I found the family in Pennsylvania. Are there any
sources listing deaths caused by tornados in Nebraska during this time period?
Gayle Thorpe Baar <firstname.lastname@example.org> 15
20 Jun - Cannot find them in 1870 index. "I looked at all of the newspaper indexes
I could today and didn't find this name mentioned in any of them." Sorry, BW.
MARKER - see CARMAN
DARBY, McALPIN *** Redirected
to Thayer Co.
Looking for city of birth for Vera MATSON (MATSON was
her maiden name). Her 1994 Death Certificate states she was
born in Neb. on July 23, 1909; the 'Soc. Sec. Death Index'
corroborates July 23, 1909 as the birthdate. If it helps to
trace her birthplace, she was married (1932) to Ken Darby,
who was born in Hebron, Neb. (he, too, is now deceased). A
sincere 'thank you' to anyone who can help.
BRIGHT <MDB11559@hotmail.com> 15 Jun
Additional info: From the CA death index on RootsWeb - Last
name: DARBY; First name: VERA; Middle: ALMEDA; D.O.B.:
7-23-1909; Father: MATSON; Mother: McALPIN; State of birth:
NE; D.O.D.: 11-09-1994; Place of death: home, Sherman Oaks,
Calif.; Age: 85. From other sources, her husband, Kenneth
DARBY, was born in Hebron (13 May 1909).
18 Jun 2000 Responses from BW: Vera Matson could not be
found in 1920 NE census. Possible she adopted "Vera" as
given name as an adult. Her marriage did
NOT occur in Thayer County. Mr.
Bright will post a query on Thayer Co because he knows Mr.
Darby was born there.
13 August 2005 -
Vera's parents were John W. Matson and "Nettie" McAlpin. Found
living in Calif. in the 1930 census. Still don't know specific birthplace in
NE for Vera. Michael
D. Bright <email@example.com>
James P. MATSON/Elizabeth ROTHERHAM family 1890-1900 several children were born
in Nebraska, counties unknown. Children included Earl William, Emma Maye, Florence
Elizabeth. Family later migrated to Kansas, with several children living in Alfafa
County, Oklahoma. I am descended thru their son, Samuel Louis. Would like more
info about family, am willing to share all info that I have.
Michelle Whitnah <firstname.lastname@example.org> 18
Response from Bill Wever: Cannot find them in 1900 Census or 1890 Gazetteer.
ADD. Note: Rotherham family found in 1880 Madison County census, widow with several
children, but names don't match up. One son turns up in Platte County records
at later date. Using NEGenWeb
Project search engine, get 2 pages of Rotherham
(mostly Platte Co.), and several pages of links to MATSON (scattered all over
- *** Redirected to
I am looking for information regarding my geat grandpa John
Mattson. He was born in Sweden in 1876 and came to the US
with his parents in 1886. They settled in Nebraska at this
point before moving to Superior, WI. I am curious about his
time in Nebraska; where he lived, how long there, his
parents names, etc. Any help would be greatly
Knuth <email@example.com> 22
Additional info: Father of John identified as Perr Mattson.
Three sisters: Anna, Cecelia & Hilda. Grandmother states
they mentioned Lyons, NE.
2 Aug Response from Bill Wever: Couldn't find them in 1900
Census. Check of newspaper extracts on Burt website, found
mention in Dodge County. 1890 Gazetteer shows Matt &
John Mattson in Dodge County. Suggest further research focus
McALPIN - see
MCCAULEY, MCCAULY, MCALLAY,
I am searching for 1860 census information on the family
of Henry McAuley, or McCauley. In 1880 AR census data, one
of their children is said to have been born abt 1858 in NB
and one is said to have been born about 1859 in UTtry (Utah
Territory?). The surname has been spelled variously as the
above, McCauly, McAllay, etc. Any assistance in locating
them in 1860 will be appreciated.
Sabin <firstname.lastname@example.org> 10 Feb
Response: The extract of the entire 1860
census for NE Territory is posted in the USGenWeb
Archives. For links, please
I have their marriage date! Nov 28, 1876. John Richard
McDonald married Susan A Parsons, en route from Kansas to
Colorado. But I don't know the county! Do you have a
marriage index for the state? Some other reference that
would help me? Thanks a bundle
Meyer <email@example.com> 24 Apr
2001 Family genealogy: www.geocities.com/cbmeye1 (website no
longer active - 6/30/02)
Response: There is no statewide index to marriages. Each
county kept their own records. Migration trails were located
along the Platte River - both banks!
McVEY - see STROUD
MESSENBRINK, OLSON, MESSINBRINK, WIGG, JOHNSON, BRADY,
Looking for bibles for the following names wigg, mesenbrink,
messenbrink, messinbrink,brady, olson, christensen, johnson,
Cedar Falls, Ia
<firstname.lastname@example.org> 21 Jan 2000
Response: Some bible records have been published in NSGS (NE
State Genealogical Society) "Ancestree"
(website under construction). NSHS
(NE State Historical Society) has index of all bible record
extracts deposted with them - see their "genealogy by mail"
I have information that my ggg-grandfather died in Union
City NE in 1874 at the age of 80 years. For some reason I
can't seem to find any information regaurding this or to
support this information. Could you please tell me where I
could find this information? I can tell you that he was
married to Marilla (Belden) MONGAR (have no information on
her). I have tried all the archives in Nebraska with no
luck. Our soundex code for MONGAR is M526. Any help in
locating Josiah MONGAR would be wonderful. I do know that he
was born in New York in 1794 and was an early settler of
Darke County, Ohio then moved to Union City and died in
Nebraska. Thanks for any help that you can give me!
Mongar <email@example.com> 14 May
Response: There was/is a Union City in Ohio. Review of
records led Annette to believe it may have been his wife
& children that removed to NE - after his death. She
would still like to know where the MONGAR family went in
MONROE - see REUTZEL
MOORE - see BRADWAY
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I am looking for descendants of "Morgan MORRIS," who
lived in Illinois in the 1870s, but relocated to NE. Morgan
Morris was born in Ireland in approximately 1852-1853. I am
not sure where he located in Nebraska, but he may have
descendants in Butler County, David City area. He was a
farmer. I am a descendant of his brother. Thank you very
<firstname.lastname@example.org> 15 Jan 2000
21 Jan 2000 - reply from Bill Wever
Found in 1880 Census - Butler Co, NE Oak Creek Precinct
M Morris, 36 b Ireland; Mary Morris, 38 b Ireland;
Thomas, 14 b IL; William, 12 b IL; Mary A, 10 b IL; Allace,
8 b IL; Sena, 4 b IL
James, 2 b NE; Joseph, 1 b NE
Not found on 1900 census.
Adam MOSTY born about 1859 in Greensburgh, Summit Co.,
Ohio. Looking for any information on his family in NE. I
have much information to share.
Hammond <email@example.com> 16 Feb 2000
Found in 1910 Kansas (Jackson County)
August Isidor NEVLUD was born in Czechoslovakia 28 March, 1877 and came to the
United States in 1903. I believe he settled in Nebraska because in 1916 he came
to Clover City, Idaho, near the town of Buhl in south-central part of the state.
Newspaper accounts talked of the many Czechs from Nebraska who were settling
on the area's newly-opened farmland. Nevlud farmed until retiring and moving
into Buhl in the 1960s. He never married. He died 01 November, 1966 and was survived
only by a neice in Marysville, Missouri. He might be listed in the 1910 census,
but I have no ready access to index it. If anyone can tell where he lived while
in Nebraska, I would appreciate it. Thanks!
John Mutch <firstname.lastname@example.org> 14
Note: There is no index to 1910 Census for the state of NE.
3 Feb 2003: from Lori Laird, CC of Gage County, NEGenWeb Project
Found in 1910 Kansas, Jackson County, Washington Twp ED 63 Sheet 8A
"145 146 Nevlud, August, head, m, w, 33, s, Aust, Aust, Aust, 1903, cook in restaurant".
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Hello, I am looking for a needle in a haystack. I am looking
for information on Dr. A. H. NEWMAN (he was a dentist). He
was born c 1843 in NY, moved to Porter County IN where he
married & had two daughters: Daisy and Neva. He divorced
& moved to Nebraska between 1880 and 1883. In 1883 his
daughter Neva went to live with him. She was back in Porter
County IN by 1891. Any help is greatly appreciated.
<email@example.com> 27 Mar 2000
28 Mar 2000 response from Bill Wever: Check the Hebron page
of 1890 Gazetteer on the Thayer County website. Please check
other data files, post query there.
OLSON - see MESENBRINK
I would like to make contact with decendents of Thea
OLSON/Victor ANDREASON. Thea was born Jan 7, 1896 in St.
James, MN. Their children are Verden, Lorraine, Yvonne and
Beckius <firstname.lastname@example.org> 27 Mar 2000
28 Mar 2000 from BW: Did not find Victor Andreason on the
index to 1920 census. He is not in the 1940 "Who's Who in
NE". Sorry. Recommend you check index to 1930 census as soon
as it is available (2003)
ORR - see BOGGS
I am looking for information on Augustus OSBORN(E). (The
brother of my gggrandfather William O. OSBORN(E).) The
last I know of him was he was enumerated on the 1870 Douglas
County, NE census with P.O. of Valley. He was born about
1843 in IA. On the 1850 Benton Co., IA census, he & his
brother William & sister Jerusha were enumerated with
James & Sarah CHAMBERS. We think that Sarah was his
mother, we don't know their parents. If anyone knows or can
tell me anymore on Augustus OSBORN(E), or Jerusha OSBORN(E),
please e-mail me. Thanks, all help would be appreciated.
Hedlund <email@example.com> 22
PARKER - see DERRY
PITTS, HORSLEY, PURVIANCE, PROVENS, PROVAN, PROVIN
I would like to know if there are families of the Parker and
Pitts surnames who are originally from Carter or Greenup
<firstname.lastname@example.org> 19 Sep
PARSONS - see McDONALD
PENNER - see CARTER
PIGG - see DRAKE
PRAWL - see CRANDELL
PROVENS, PROVAN, PROVIN - see PARKER
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I am looking for decendants of the RAUSCH family which had
buildings, possibly a business in Nebraska. I have several
pictures from my great grandmothers collection which say
Rausch on the back. Looks like a large farm and another
photograph is of some sort of office with typewriters and a
telephone. The calendar in this picture appears to say
January 1903. There are three people pictured in this
photograph. If anyone knows of a business or farm owned by
the RAUSCH family, please email me.
Moorhead <email@example.com> 16
On-line records known for this surname: Platte
1900 Census, Platte Co, St. Bernard Twp, Lindsay - John
& Minnie (Owen) Rausch.
"Who's Who in NE", 1940, Platte Co Chapter - George
If this is correct family, Platte Valley Kinseekers have
published cemetery & marriage extracts which are
available through NSGS
Minnie (Owen) Rausch was daughter of Daniel & Catherine
Owen found at Clarks, Clarksville, Merrick County in 1900
MONROE *** redirected to Seward
I am searching for Katherine REUTZEL, bd circa 1860s;
birthplace: Mendota, Lee, IL. Her parents were Georg and
Katherine Schell REUTZEL of Sutton, Clay, NE. The 1880 Clay
Co. US Census lists her as a resident along with her
parents, but says she is "off teaching school". After that
she disappears from Clay Co. The family says she married
Robert MONROE, who was a "railroader". There is also some
talk that she died of TB. I'd like any information about her
and her husband.
Berreth <firstname.lastname@example.org> 2 Feb
5 Feb 2000: BW found Robert H. Monroe, died 1938 - buried at
Utica, Seward, NE. He had departed the area in 1898! 8 Feb
2000 - Further research: Robert Monroe was widower by 1900
census, which means Katherine was deceased by that date.
Haven't been able to find cemetery record for her, buried in
family plot without stone?
24 Mar 2000: I want to thank you so much for your help in
locating my great aunt Katherine Reutzel Monroe. You were
right on, Bill. I wrote for help on 2/2/00. Robert Monroe
was her husband, and they are both buried in Utica, NE, in
the Catholic Cemetery. I am going to write to the sexton
there and get exact dates if possible. Again, thanks a
million... - Judy
SCHLECHT - see HAUSSER
Seeking info on Ella Elizabeth Shellman whose death
certificate shows she was born 1864 at Lone Pine, NE. She
was the daughter of William & Delia (Butler?) Shellman.
Thought the birthplace might be "Lone Tree" in Merrick
County, but had no success there. Do not find this surname
in list on CoUnk. Anybody have suggestions for finding
birthplace? Appreciate any assistance.
<email@example.com> 14 Jul
SIMPSON - see CARTER
SMITH - see DRAKE
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I am looking for any information regarding the family of
Harry Evans SPAFFORD. He was born in Ohio in 1876 and moved
to Nebraska in 1880's and then on to Missouri. He then moved
back to Nebraska to practice law in Beatrice in the late
1890's - 1900's. Moved to Dallas Texas in 1913. Will share
information. Thank you.
<firstname.lastname@example.org> 15 May 2000
16 May 2000 response from BW - extr of 1900 census in
Beatrice, Gage, NE provided.
Name not found in 1891 Gaz in Gage. Recommend search of 1885
census (it is NOT indexed) if Mr. Thomson can secure it;
also suggest inquiring at NSHS for possible death notices
published in Beatrice for either Harry E. Evans or his
Father, Irving - if query poster has death dates.
My Grandmother, Helen Catherine STROUD was born in
Seward, NE on Oct. 1, 1909 and died Dec. 15, 1956 in
Rockport, MO. Her married surname was JENNINGS. When she
died my Grandfather moved his children away. They did not
keep in contact with the mothers side of the family. I know
my grandmother's parents lived in Seward, North Platte, and
Lincoln, NE. I would appreciate if anyone could give me
information on her parents. They are supposed to be buried
in Nebraska. I think, but really not sure, that she may have
died in 1938. Her father was Earnest C. STROUD, his wife's
maiden name was Minnie McVEY. I would appreciate any help
that any of you can give me. My grandmother only had one
brother Dick STROUD. Brenda
<email@example.com> 12 Feb 2000
ADDED 3 Jan 2001 - ELSA MARIE STROUD, HELEN KATHERINE
STROUD, ELSA MARIE MCVEY, RICHARD GORDON
STROUD, ERNEST STROUD
I am looking for my fathers grandmothers grave. Her name was
Minnie Stroud that is what they called her. She was born
Elsa Marie McVey (Minnie McVey) and married Ernest J.C.
Stroud and died Elsa Marie Stroud (Minnie Stroud). She would
have died between 1911 and 1920 and is buried some where in
Nebraska. They lived in several towns in Nebraska. Minnie's
youngest child was born in Lincoln, Nebraska. But they lived
all over Nebraska. We would like to know where she is
buried. I'd appreciate any help. In 1920 census she was
already dead and her children then lived in Lincoln,
Nebraska with their aunt and uncle. The children were Helen
Katherine Stroud and Richard Gordon Stroud. The children
lived in an orphanage also in Nebraska, but I am not sure
when. So Minnie would have died between 1911 and 1920. I
would appreciate someones help. Thank you very much. Brenda <firstname.lastname@example.org> 3
7 Jan 2001 Response from BW: I looked at everything I
could think of to find this woman including the Lincoln obit
files. I did not find anything in Lancaster county . I was
hoping to find something on the 1910 Lancaster county
census, but nothing there. Neither Ernest nor she were in
the Lincoln city directory for 1911 or 1912. Perhaps using
Lincoln as a center point - she could check the cemetery
pages for surrounding counties. I will look at Cass county.
This is about all I could come up with. - Bill W.
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I am trying to locate ancestors of the Donald J.
Tarpenning family. The following is all I can determine at
this time: Donald Tarpenning was born 21 July 1913 in
Richey, MT to John D. & Geniveve Eldridge Tarpenning.
John D. Tarpenning and Geniveve Tarpenning lived in a mud
"soddy," house in NE. The story is that John ran a foot race
against a local Indian & won. The Indian gave John his
deer hide moccasins as a prize. These moccasins remained in
the family for many years. The John D. Tarpenning family
moved from Nebraska to Richey, MT, where Donald J. was born,
to Anchorage, Alaska then to Roy, Washington. John D. was a
carpenter and built many houses in the Roy, WA area. Donald
married Moryne Christensen, 1936 in Tacoma, WA. He died
1954, in Portland, OR. Thank you in advance
Additional notes - I have no idea where the Tarpenning's
were located in NE. It's my wife's family. Her mother
mentioned before she died that the family was from NE prior
to homesteading in Dawson Co., Montana. If I could just make
some connection between John Tarpenning in Montana and
Tarpenning's in Nebraska! Bill
20 Oct 2000
21 Oct 2000 RESPONSE from BW: 1900 census John (age
25 born IA) and Genivive (age 19 born IA) were in Grace Pct,
Boyd County, NE. They were married Dec. 24, 1899. His father
was John Tarpenning and mother was Hannah Rhoades... There
was also a another Tarpenning - Bessie age 16 born NE - on
the soundex for Boyd county. I checked the 1900 census and
there was Hubert Buffington and wife Hannah with step-dau
Bessie Tarpenning .... couple had been married 13 years.
Other NOTES: Boyd Co. History mentions John Buffington
arrived from Fayette Co., IA in 1900 and died in 1901.
Possible relative of Hubert? That is about it for Boyd Co.
info. I did look at some other Tarpenning names here in
Nebraska 1900 Soundex. Five families in Saunders county, all
with Iowa background - these should be kept in mind as
possible additional relatives!
WHITSON *** Redirected
to Holt Co
My grandmother Kate was born Dec 1900 in NE, specific
location not known. Her parents were supposedly Frank Thayer
(b.abt.1858) & Harriett "Hattie" Stiles (b.abt. 1878).
Kate married Wm. Henry Whitson in Nov 1917 - location
possibly NE or Arkansas (they lived in Yellville, Arkansas
at some time & he is buried there). I would DEEPLY
appreciate ANY information on my grandmother, her parents,
siblings, etc. Thanks Karolyn
<email@example.com> 16 Feb 2000
18 Feb 2000, from Bill: 1900 census Holt county, NE
Deloit Twp. ED 114 Sht 10 Line 33
Thayer , Franklin - b Jan 1858 Canada/England
Thayer, Harriet - b Mar 1872 New Jersey
TREBILCOCK, TRIBILCOCK - see JONES
Searching for the birth place in Nebraska for G-Aunt Blanche
Troup b; 1885. Her parents are Calvin F. Troup and Sarah M.
Orr Troup. They were living in Carroll County Iowa before
moving to Nebraska. They left for Washington after the birth
of Blanche, with five other children.
Schoening <firstname.lastname@example.org> 17
20 Jun 2001: I looked at the 1880 soundex and the
1885/86 Wolfe Business gazetteer. I did not find the family
listed in either source. I also looked in the Nebraska State
Journal index and didn't find the family mentioned. Sorry,
Can anyone tell me where Cooksey, NE is?
Marilyn <email@example.com> 30
Response: No such location could be found!
TURNER - see EGBERT
VOEGELI *** Redirected to Pawnee Co.,
VOGELI, Henry, and wife Catherine had four daughters, all b. NE;
would like to find them in the Nebraska 1870 index. Henry Vogeli/Voegeli/Vogele/Vogely
and other variants was b. March 1827 in Switzerland. Wife Catherine
b. c. 1835 also in Switzerland. Children: Jane, b.c. 1866; Rosina, b.
22 Jan 1869/70; Catherine, b.c. 1871 and Elizabeth, b.c. 1875. They
are in the 1880 Oregon (Jackson Co.) census. I'm querying for someone
in California who would love to find out more about her Vogeli ancestors.
Thank you very much. Elizabeth C <firstname.lastname@example.org> 23
15 Jul 2003: This time I found them! Lori Laird
1870 Twp 2N 9E, Tipps Branch PO, Pawnee Co., NE, pg 36A
Vogeli, H, 46, m, w, carpenter, 1500, 225, Switzerland
Katrina, 35, f, w, keep house, Switzerland
Wes, 14, m, w, MO
Jane, 4, f, w, NE
Rosina, 1, f, w, NE
Looking for the last doctor in Celeste, Texas--believe that
he and his wife came from Nebraska, unknown city and county.
His name was Kenneth Watkins. Her name was Norma. Their
children were Jo Merrily Watkins and Mark Watkins. Jo
Merrily was about ten when they were in Celeste around
1953-1954. Any clues? Sarah
Roach <email@example.com> 29 Mar
3 Mar 2001 from Bill Wever - I was able to view many names
of physicans in Nebraska from the 30s until the mid-
forties.....The list were not alphabetized, I may have
missed the name. Needing more info, was told by a staff
member to contact the University of Nebraska Medical College
at Omaha. It seems they are in the process of establishing
an archives and would be vey eager to be of assistance to
anyone researching the possibility of a past graduate. The
list I was looking at had the year of the person applied for
and passed the medical boards, the school they went to and
the location they were from. The school at Omaha was the
logical choice because the vast majority of new physicians
were graduates of that school.
I am looking for information on my birth mother, Elinor
WEBER born in NE in 1920, no month given. Her father was a
minister, no church given. Both her father & mother were
born in 1889. She gave birth to me in CA in 1946. Any
information on my mother, or her father would be helpfull.
Dermott <firstname.lastname@example.org> 10
Riley Wescott served in the Nebraska 1st Company C
2/28/1865 thru 11/1/1865 Deserted at Alkali Ne. with a
friend named Eugene Vincent . Can not find either after they
deserted. Riley had a brother or cousin named Daniel Wescott
he rode for the pony express. One of their mothers' name was
Julia Wescott. Any help would be great. J Bowman
<MPI@zoomtown.com> 3 Feb
Response 11 Feb 2000 - No Wescott/Westcott in 1860 Census.
One family in Dakota Co in 1870, but given name doesn't
match. Nothing positive to report on this surname - BW
3 Mar 2003: Mr. Wescott appears in a roster posted in the
veterans section of the Hall County, NEGenWeb
G.A.R. Roster for Bradley Post, Wood
River - Russ C. of Grand
WHARTON - see
WHITSON - see
WIGG - see MESENBRINK
This is a long shot. I am looking for a Shawnee Indian
woman. All I know about her is that her married name was
Mary Jane Willey. She was born 8/16/1823, Marietta,
Washington County, Ohio. She married Eli Willey, 5/10/1843
on a Indian Reservation, in Ohio. She was the mother to one
son, born to the couple, John W. Willey. She left the family
and went to Nebraska, but I have no idea where. She died
6/26/1898, which is information from another researcher. Any
help with this family would be greatly appreciated. Debbie
Koch <email@example.com> 9 May
WILLIAMS - see CARTER
LAUER *** Redirected to
I'm looking for the names of my great-grandmother's
parents. Her name was Alice A. Williams. She was born in
1876 in Nebraska. I know her parents were born in Iowa. I
also know that she married John Nicholas Lauer in Kansas and
had 4 children named Alice, Mary, Rose and Grace.
hartmann <firstname.lastname@example.org> 30
5 Sep 2001 From Bill Wever in Lincoln - 1880 Census: Ayr,
Adams Co, NE, ED 62 p1 line38
Williams, AK, 27, IA; .. Martha 21, IA; ..Alice 4, NE;
..Frank 2, NE; ..Hattie, 7 months, NE
WITTENMYER - see HOOPER
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Catherine (Wolph) CASE, reportedly died Oct 3, 1854 in
Three Groves, NE. Would like to know in which county Three
Groves is located. Catherine was married to Milton Bell CASE
May 16, 1843 in Richland Co., OH. They had 6 known children;
John Wolph b. Apr 27, 1844, Samuel Younts, Dec 24, 1845,
Winfield Scott, Feb 14, 1848, Arthur LeRoy, Nov 17, 1849,
Mary Jane, Jan 29, 1852 and Clarinda Serepta, Apr 200, 1854.
Information needed is what county so I can write to the
appropriate library to find obituary and where she was
Carlos D. "Monty"
Montgomery <email@example.com> 2 Mar
Response: Three Groves, in Cass County, NE. Majority of
towns/villages in NE can be found by using the "Nebraska
features list" of CoUnk website. Recommend you also try
using the 1895
Atlas by Pam Rietsch.
WRIGHT - see EVANS
ZENOR - see MESENBRINK
ZETTLE - see FYE
the query page coordinator.
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