NSGS - NE Ancestree, Vol 6, no 1
NSGS Ancestree
Nebraska State Genealogical Society Journals
Volume Six, no. 1
Summer 1983


Vol VI, no. 1, page 19 - Summer 1983
Submitted by: Mrs. Georgene Morris Sones, Omaha, NE
From: An article written by Ralph C. Wilson, Waterloo, NE and used with his permission.


Bricks were made by the Hollister family of Elkhorn. Almon HOLLISTER was b. at Mount Liberty, Ohio on 2 Sept, 1844, In Iowa, he m. Adoline LEONARD, They moved to Omaha on 28 Nov. 1877 where they remained for 1 yr, settling in Elkhorn in 1878. HOLLISTER was in partnership with another man. Then he went into brick making & farming for himself. A son, Eugene, was born in 1884. He later joined his father in business. The HOLLISTER farm & brick plant was located at the base of Prospect Hill Cemetery road between Elkhorn and Waterloo. Mrs. HOLLISTER boarded the crew of 5 or 6 men that worked in the brick making business. The business ceased in 1903. Eugene HOLLISTER continued farming and in 1915 m. Yvonne DECKER in Waterloo. Rev. ASTON performed the ceremony. Almon HOLLISTER passed away 24 Sept. 1921 & is buried in Prospect Hill Cem. Eugene HOLLISTER passed away in 1963 and is buried near his father. Millay HOLLISTER, Chief of Police in Elkhorn (1971) is the son of Eugene & Yvonne. Otto WILSON, father of the writer, copied pictures of the brick yard showing Eugene and Almon HOLLISTER. Also a picture of a parade float with Eugene HOLLISTER, 2nd, Emma HOUSELY, Elizabeth HICKEY, Mathilda RAMON, Mrs. HICKEY & others on the HOLLISTER'S hay wagon. The complete story & copies of the 2 pictures have been donated to NSGS by Ralph Wilson.

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Submitted by: Mrs. Shirley Mapes, Omaha, NE
From THE ELKHORN EXCHANGE, Elkhorn, NE, Jan. 18, 1907


Names appearing in advertisements, page 1

Dr. James C. AGEE, Valley        J.P. PEARMAN, auctioneer, Papillion
H.E. BYARS, dentist, Valley      Dr. G.W. TOD, dentist, Omaha
Dr. M.D. KELLY, Waterloo         Mrs. J.C. TRABER, Waterloo
S.W. LINDSAY, Jeweler, Omaha     Arthur C. WAKELEY, att'y, Omaha

Conrad NEIL b. 2 Mar. 1834, Fulton Co., PA, d. 11 Jan. 1907, Waterloo.. The deceased was m. on Christmas Day 1855 at McConnelsburg, PA, to Elizabeth BROWN. One son who d. 9 Jan. 1891 at Ogden, Utah, is bur. at Waterloo. Mrs. Ada CAMPBELL, dau. Perry, James, Charles, Mr. & Mrs. David, George NEIL; and Mr. & Mrs. E.O. MORGAN of Woodbine? Iowa, mentioned.

Names mentioned in the "Millard Briefs" section of paper

Henry BACKHAUS               Walter BERGMAN          Chris BUFF, Jr.   Carl FRAHM 
Harry FRAHM, Correspondent                           W.H. GREENFIELD   Herman HORIES 
Fred HUPP                    Herman FRAHM            Louis NACHTIGAL   Fred MARODE 
Otto HUSS of Parole, Iowa    John ROHE               Miss ROHWER       Mrs. Chris POPPENHAGEN 
James MOORE, telephone       man from Omaha          August SCHMIDT    Mrs. Victor ROSE  
Mrs. Patrick POWERS          Mr. & Mrs. Chris KOCH   Miss Kate TEX     Mrs. Charles SCHROEDER  
Mrs. F. SCHATZ               Henry J. SCHATZ         M. TEX            ----- TIMME 
Mrs. A.A. TAYLOR of Benson                           W. A. WELCH

Vol VI, no. 1, page 19 - Summer 1983
Submitted by: Mrs. Gloria Smethers, Beatrice, NE

Found in Beatrice Daily Sun, 23 November 1912

Cyn Thomas Comments by The Original Cyn

There's mighty little sense in boastin' of one's blue blood and family pedigrees. The most valuable animal on my farm is a two-year old mule with no pride of ancestry or hope of posterity.

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Submitted by: Mrs. Georgene Morris Sones, Omaha, NE
From an article written by Ralph C. Wilson, Waterloo, NE


In 1872 a man named CRAWFORD of Elkhorn handled a paper called, the Elkhorn Independent. He owned this paper until 1876.

In 1876 C.H. CLARK of Waterloo started the newspaper called, The Centennial. It died at the age of five months. In 1883, CLARK became the first chairman of the Village Board of Trustees of Waterloo.

Records of 1879 show that a Mr. C.L. GANO of Waterloo had a newspaper known as the Elkhorn Valley News. T.G. CRAWFORD of Elkhorn for a period of three months handled the paper.

E.J. MESSENGER, who taught school in Waterloo, edited the paper, known as the Sentinel. He sold out in June of 1881.

July 1. 1881, G.A. BRYANT edited and published the first paper ever printed in Waterloo, the Waterloo Weekly Gazette. It continued until April 30, 1886. In 1886 a paper called the Elkhorn Boomer was in circulation. Also in 1886 the Elkhorn Leader was started. In 1887, J.B. FERREE of Valley started the Valley Enterprise. He owned it until 1891.

At an early date Chester WELLS had a paper in Waterloo.

Jasper R. WATTS, one time postmaster of Waterloo, in 1888 also published a paper of short duration in Waterloo.

April of 1891 J.B. FERREE of Valley sold to C.E. BYARS the Valley Enterprise. Also in April of 1891 there was a paper being sold in Elkhorn called the Elkhorn Exchange. In June of 1892 the Waterloo Press was being published.

In 1894 J.B. FERREE of Valley was published a paper called the Advocate.

In the early part of 1895 W.A. CRANE and a Mr. MARTINE edited and published the Waterloo Blade and the Waterloo Weekly Gazette. The Waterloo Blade was sold to J.B. FERREE of Valley, March 8, 1895, and the Waterloo Gazette was reestablished by the former publisher, G.A. BRYANT.

In Feb. 1898 W.A. CRANE bought the Waterloo Gazette from G.A. BRYANT. On Sept. 2, 1898, CRANE sold an interest in the Gazette to Ed S. STOUT. CRANE had published a paper in Elkhorn (May 1897) called the Advocate.

The Elkhorn Exchange was sold in March 1896 to Dr. BALDWIN.

April 29, 1899, James H. RIGGS took over the publishing of the Waterloo Gazette; George BRYANT, former, editor, had located at this time at Napoleon, N.D. CRANE was in July 1899 working for the Current-Press, published at College Spring, IA. In 1901 CRANE published a paper at Creighton, MO.

January 12, 1900, FERREE of Valley sold to W.E. WEEKLY. WEEKLY then sold some parts to James H. RIGGS. In March 1900 the Valley Enterprise was the main paper of that locality with C.E. BYARS ad editor. April 6, 1900, the Waterloo Gazette moved into Mrs. BRYDONS building.

The August 10, 1900, issue of the Waterloo Gazette announces the purchase of the combination of the papers published heretofore by FERREE by James H. RIGGS of Waterloo. FERREE published papers for Valley, Elkhorn, Millard, Bennington, and the Waterloo Blade. In Sept, 1900 George TODD of Waterloo hauled the Advocate plant from Valley to Waterloo.

A Jan. 3, 1902, issue of the Waterloo Gazette says the publisher James H. RIGGS had sold to C.E. BYARS of Valley, who owns the Enterprise.

An article in the Feb. 28, 1902, issue of the Gazette says the Elk City News was issued for the first time last week.

In 1904 RIGGS started the Bennington Herald and C.J. WILCOX worked for him, then bought the paper from RIGGS.

The Benson Times was established in 1903 by George D. LAWSON. In 1916 Elkhorn had a paper called the Exchange. Florence had several publications. The Crozier, a monthly, was a religious magazine, and a weekly paper started in 1915 was called the Fontenelle. J.M. MYERS published the Fontenelle, The Tattler was published by E.L. PLATZ. In 1916, at Florence, The Trans-Mississippi Elk was published by G.L. BARTON. The oldest paper in Florence in 1916 was the Tribune, established in 1903 and published by Earle C. WEBSTER. In 1916 Millard had a local paper called the Courier. Ralston in 1916 had the Industrial. Valley in 1916 had two newspapers, The Enterprise, owned by BYARS, was established in 1887 by FERREE. BYARS purchased it in 1891. The West End Advocate, established in 1915 was published by Albert C. HEDBERG.

Upon the death of RIGGS, his son Herbert took over the Waterloo Gazette. Early in 1918 Frank COX was the publisher. July 23, 1927, COX purchased the Bennington Herald from WILCOX, Thursday, Oct. 13, 1927, was the first issue of the Ytan Exchange. In 1928, Mr. & Mrs. Fred WHITMORE purchased the Valley Enterprise from O.M. MAYFIEID. They Operated until March 1, 1936, when George WOODWARD, Sr., and George, Jr., purchased the paper. In 1945 the WOODWARD'S

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History of Western Douglas County Newspapers continued:

purchased the Douglas County Gazette in Waterloo from the Frank Cox estate. October 1, 1959

George WOODWARD Jr. sold the Douglas County Gazette to Charles ROHMAN, Arnold FENCL and James FENCL Jr.

October 1, 1970, Mrs. Anne BATCHELDER purchased the Douglas County Gazette.

Vol VI, no. 1, page 21 - Summer 1983
Submitted by Mrs. Georgene Morris Sones, Omaha, NE

Elkhorn, Neb., Friday, Jan. 7, 1876     Geo. N. CRAWFORD, Editor
C.T. HENDERSON, Agent UPRR              G.N. CRAWFORD, attorney
BALDWIN & SMYTHE, attorneys, Omaha      D. VAN ETTEN, attorney, Elkhorn Station
G. WARDEL, boot shop                    STANDEN Bros. meat market
J. McARTHUR, mfg. saddles, bridles & harness       Frank J. CRAWFORD, mgr. Western Union
R. ROBERTS, mfg. of buggies, wagons, carriages     H.J. ROLFS, blacksmith
LAWRENCE & OWARNSTROM, props. The Phillips House   Senator HITCHCOCK
Nich. KANE, wines, liquors & cigars, Elkhorn Sta.  Hon. Lorenzo CROUNSE, rep in the House.
PARMELEE & BALDWIN, produce, flour, seed, dressed hogs    CRAWFORDS gen'l merchandise
Judge James W. SAVAGE to court in Burt Co.
J. ECKELBERGER, hackman from Elkhorn Station to Elkhorn City.
LOCAL Items!
Uncle Sam PORTER was in town      Miss Lean LINK, of Millard, visiting in area.
Mr. STANDEN is erecting a new home on his farm that recently purchased from Hon. H.L. DODGE.
Mr. P. JANNEY, of Papillion.      William DILLINGHAM visited this office.
Prof. VanETTEN will commence night school at the Station school house next Monday, the 10th
        inst., for special instruction to persons who cannot attend an academy or scientific school. 
        Charges are $1 for each pupil for 13 nights. Each pupil will supply his own tax books, light 
        and proportion of fuel.
Mr. G. KAESSNER has opened a harness shop.
The new iron bridge across the Elkhorn river is now crossable.
Mr. Clark POTTER lectured at the school house last Sat.
Rev. Mr. PORTER announced he would hold service on Sunday.
D. VanETTEN, civil engineer & surveyor, Elkhorn station.
Wm. KOERNER, blacksmith.

Elkhorn. Peak population (1960). Post office est. Jan. 31, 1857. Elkhorn or Elkhorn Station named for the Elkhorn River.

**********"Perkey's Names of Nebraska Locations", NEBRASKA HISTORY, Spring 1978.

When building the railroad, the U.P. established a series of stations for water stops, etc. Such a station was placed at the present site of Elkhorn and was called Elkhorn Station. At this time Elk City was called Elkhorn City. Later Elkhorn Station was named Chicago because it is located in Chicago Precinct, this caused confusion, and the name was changed back to Elkhorn again causing confusion with Elkhorn City, so it was called Douglas after the county in which it is located. This was unsatisfactory so the name was permanently changed back to Elkhorn, and Elkhorn City was given the name Elk City.


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Submitted by: Mrs. Georgene Morris Sones, Omaha

Birth and Death information from a business journal purchased in Bloomington, Franklin Co., NE. in 1977. Early towns mentioned in the journal were Hamilton (prob. Hancock Co. IL) and Cincinnati (prob. Pike Co. IL).
The TANQUARY'S were early settlers in Franklin Co. NE.


William A. F. TANQUARY was born Apr. 51 1882       Edna SHARP TANQUARY was born June 28, 1887
Horace Milton TANQUARY was born Jan. 24, 1912      Ralph Edward TANQUARY was born May 24, 1914
Gerald William TANQUARY was born Aug. 13, 1916
Mr. H. N. TANQUARY born in the year of 1859, Sept. 15th
Mrs. Addie TANQUARY born in year of 1859, June 27th
James TANQUARY born in year of 188-, March 1


Henry K. SHARP died Nov. 1877          Galen SHARP died Oct. 24, 1918
James M. SHARP died Apr. 20, 1906      Mauda B. SHARP died Oct. 29, 1918

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Ezra BOLLING      Wesley BOLLING   Earl BOLLING          Frank KAFKA 
Hattie SKALA      Edith THOMAS     John WASTRELL         Frank YONDA 
Hattie YONDA      Clara SKALA      Clara WURTZEL         Aggie KAFKA 
Mary KAFKA        Clem BUSE        Aggie SCHAINOIST      Lucas PETROWSKY 
Frank VERBA       Clara ACKERMAN   Jerome KAFKA          Kate KAFKA 
Dorsey DELMONT    Rosa DELMONT     Laura WURTZELL        Helen VERBA 
Pearl ACKERMAN    Joe SCHAINOST    Andrew SCHAINOST      Augusta KIRK 
Mary JOURDON      Gertie JOURDON   Nettie NELLOR         Ethel REYNOLDS 
Con THOMPSON      Carrie BURKIE    Mary KAFKA            Henry HAZELHORST 
Thomas DELMONT    Joseph NORDHEUS  Lizzie AMREIN         John AMREIN 
Thomas FARRAN     Andrew PETROWSKY Rosa YONDA            Christina HAZELHORST 

Frank R. GALBRAITH, Teacher 1898

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Submitted by Mary E. Blair, Meadow Grove, NE




W. N. CASFORD     Isaac P. COLE    Henry SCHAFFER        John F. EVANS 
F. H. LEONARD     W. J. WRIGHT     John Brown LAMBERT    Lon STEWART 
John H. RECTOR    J.S. HASKELL     Geo. N. CLINGEN       James McGUIRE 
John LONG         J. SOUTHWARD     J. R. DOBBS           Marcelus BOWEN 
A. WILOUGHBY      W. M. SMITH      G. W. COOPER          Dr. C. H. WILSON 
E. A. SCHNEIDER   Dr. A. BOWEN     Major J.W. PEARMAN    John C. HINKS 
G. P. SHAW        M. 0. HAYWARD    H. N. CORNELL         George MOHRENSTECHER 
R. J. BRADLEY     J. SANDERS       J. MASSEY             F. M. GIFFORD 
I. PIERCE         F. TOPPING       Wm. WILKENSON         Chas. COX 
George WALKER     G. W. STRAW      Rev. G. C. HALL       Dr. N. B. LARSH 
Ed COTTRELL       L. STROBLE       John DECKER           John McILHREEVY 
Gen. Isaac COE    Robert WRIGHT    T. C. ATWOOD          Dr. C.C. JORDON 
W. MASSEY         L. KLUG          R. KENDALL            David MARCELLIUS 
James RODGERS     W. H. PERSELL    T. B. STRAIN          J. G. STROBLE 
J. J. TURNER      H. HOMEYER       H. C. LEIGHIGH        W. W. HENRY 
David RHODES      Daniel AIRD      Jas. McCORMICK        W. M. GRAHAM 
H. PYLE           J. C. BROWN      A. C. ROSELIUS        C. M. CARMAN 
Chas. PAINTER     W. PUGH          P. STILES             G. N. PADGETT 
J. T. RIGGS       George BADER     C. H. ALLEN           C. F. HOMMERICK 
E. L. SMITH       J. B. BOTKIN     D. W. SWISHER         T. F. LAWRENCE 


David W. WHITE    John W. WILLMAN  Robert DICKEY         Capt. E. SANDERS 
John F. MAHAN     F. M. CROW       C. C. MANN            John JAMES 

WAR of 1812

Sol. MARTIN       John W. DORSEY                          


B. BRADY          Dr. Wt. CLARY                           



Additional names listed in The Nebraska City News, 1 June 1906


G. A. SNYDER      Tim THOMAS        Silas ALEXANDER        S. D. GRAHAM 
J. T. BRIGGS      H. McCUAIG        F. KOHN                M. H. FORSCUTT 
Ervin STROUD      Thos. B. STRAW    C. W. STRAUB           L. CADWALLADER 
John JUSTICE      G. G. FISHER      James BENNETT          

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Capt. Jas. HYSLOP    Capt. H. KINNEY                         
   W. W. HENRY          C. S. SMITH                             
   Mexican War
   August MARKLE        David AIRD                               

Women's Relief Corps, Mesdames:

D. W. HERSHEY        M. DECKER        C. N. KARSTENS        J. COPENHARVE 
A. McCONAUGHY        H. N. CORNELL                           

Memorial Day was first observed in Nebraska City, May 30, 1884.

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Submitted by Mary E. Blair, Meadow Grove, NE
From: THE NEBRASKA CITY NEWS, 13 January 1903


Ike ROBIRDS       W. H. HAUPTMAN   Ehme BURNS            R. E. CURRAH 
R. T. BURTON      Frank McFADDEN   S. GENZLINGER         W. J. KEEFER 
R. J. BONE        A. P. YOUNG      J. E. MCDANIEL        James OLSON 
John B. SEDAM     Herman PASTENAU  J. M. BAILEY          Fred FRERICHS 
Fred HOEBEL       F. W. REINSCHE   F. W. BRUGGMAN        Hugh AIRD 

Vol VI, no. 1, page 26 - Summer 1983
Submitted by: James D. Wolken, Marysville, KS
Source: The History of Lincoln County and Its People by Bare


Early settlers: During the winter of 1870-71, Prof. LaMungon brought in a colony of 100 families from Michigan to Lincoln Co.

1866 county election: W.M. HINMAN--Commissioner, J.C. GILMAN, J.A. MORROW, Commissioners: Probate Judge and Clerk-Charles McDONALD; Treasurer-Hugh MORGAN: Sheriff-S. BAKER. 1867 election: B.I. HINMAN-Representative; 0.0. AUSTIN-Sheriff; A.J. MILLER-Commissioner.

1868-first fine paid by R.C. DAUGHERTY. 1st public school taught by Theodore CLARK, next term taught by Mary HUBBARD, who later became Mrs. P.J. GILMAN. First Sunday school organized by: Mrs. KEITH, Mrs. Miller, Mrs. COGSWELL and Mrs. KRAMPF. First newspaper in 1869 by Mrs. Maggie EBERHART with assistance of Seth MOBLEY whom she later married. One year late paper sold to Col. J.B. PARK and Guy C. BARTON. The "Pioneer On Wheels" was est. by Mr. FREEMAN in 1866.

First ministers: Rev. COOKE and Father CONWAY.

County Commissioners Court-1870: M.W STONE apptd. co. physician and F.N. DICK, coroner. The following claims were allowed: N. RUSSELL for boarding prisoners, $54.25, R.C. DOUGHERTY, co. clerk, $100.00. C. LANDGRABER, $28.60; William FRANKLIN, $10.00; William WOODHURST, $16.00; George BABBITT, fire wood, $20.00.

June 1872: Col. W.F. CODY resigned as justice of peace at Cottonwood Springs.

Jan. 1874: a petition signed by H.R. OTTMAN to build a jail and courthouse.

June 1875: courthouse contract let to A.H. GILLETT with co-partner C.D. STRONG. J. ROGERS was apptd. superintendent of construction.

Feb. 1876: southwest corner of new courthouse leased to Dr. BUCKWORTH and W.F. WRIGHT for a land office.

1886: a bridge was built over the North Platte River by John MEANS.

1894: the poor farm was leased to Samuel VAN DORAN for $75.00.

Aug. 1895: P.H. SULLIVAN apptd. overseer of the poor.

Jan. 1896: Robert ARUNDALL apptd. court house night-watchman.

Oct. 1896: twenty tons of coal purchased from G.T. FIELD.

Officers of the Co. Agricultural Assoc. 1885: Isaac DILLON, Thomas C. PATTERSON, William HUBARTT, J.H. McCONNELL, Louis THOELECKE, John KEITH, E.E. ERICSSON, N.B. CLARK, J.H. HERSHEY, J.L. McALLISTER and J.W. JEWETT.

Early Newspapermen: A.H. CHURCH, James M. RAY, James McNULTY, L.A. STEVENS, Ira L. BARE, (North Platte); Charles PARNELL, C.M. REYNOLDS and William M. DUNN in Sutherland; F.A. RASMUSSEN at Hershey; Samuel B. NEWMEYER and E.J. EAMES son of Eugene EAMES Jr. in Wallace; TROTTER & SWANCUTT and William WINTERBOTTOM at Brady.

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Lincoln County History continued

Advertisement from North Platte Independent Jan. 1, 1870

R.J. WYMAN - stationery supplies        W.B. WOOD - grocery and tobacco 
KEITH & BARTON - Union Pacific Hotel    E.B. GRIFFIN & Edward PEALE - house & sign painting 
Otto UHLIG - dry goods                  PERRY & ROWLAND - Keg House 
McLUCAS & DICK - drug store             Augustus BERG - boots and shoes 
A. STRUTHERS -St. Nicholas House        P. B. ENOS - attorney at law 
B.I. HINMAN - attorney                  J. COLLAR - merchant tailor 
Isaac ROSENBLOOM - merchant tailor      C. LANDGRAEBER - North Platte Hotel 
PENISTON & MILLER - Wholesale           N.B. RAY - pioneer druggist 
J.P.E. KRAMPH - dry goods

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Submitted by: Mrs. Georgene Morris Sones, Omaha, NE

Letters purchased at an antique shop.

SpacerKing, Neb.
Aug. 15th 99

Mr. & Mrs. Eggleston & Children
Dear Friends.

Was so glad to hear from you. Yes indeed we have thought of you all & spoke of the times we usto have together many times sence you folks left the hills.

We are all getting along fine. They are Haying out on the tree claim last Week, we don't cut near as mutch hay there or in Home vally as we eid when you folks lived here, on account of the lakes so high that the watter backs down on the hay land. We have put ditches in all our vallys two, but I never seen the lakes so high since we lived here as they are now.

You knew we bought the Ganow & Gate ranch two years ago and that cuts about 100 or 1200 ton of hay and it keeps us pretty busy from the middle of July until the last of Sept. to get it up. Harry let out about half of the on contract over on the Ganow place this year. so that will help us wemen out some to not have to cook for a big crowd. We have seven men with our own boys & Harry & George works out with them this year he drive stacker team & rangle the horses.

Pete HAMM came back to work last year after being gone four years. We have a russian man that cant speak sword of English. & Brother Bill is here. they are liveing here in the north toney. My Mother & Father came out here to live last year & is staying with Bill & Emma. Yes Ella Maud & Joe never left the hills yet not even to begone over night sence they landed They are getting along fine & seem as happy as ever. They have the four children Marry & the three boys there baby Leroy was two years old last month. They liver over on the Jake GANOW place west of the King store & Joe finly took a Kincade homestead near there this spring and expects to build after Haying they leace there other claim now.

And JACOBSONS are still here & the same good people as ever They built them afine big sod house last spring ayear, it has six rooms with shingled roof its a dandy & they are anice yeard with trees & flowers. They had abig dance before they moved into the house & of corse we went.

This country dont change mutch excepting there taking up all the land that can be farmed, all south of survay vally nearly every vally has a kincader living in it. do you folks ever see any body from up here, we often see folks from the Bow and they cont know you folks, but some other EGGLESTON that lives in town.

Harry's Mother & Father are still living up north & keeps pretty well. Joe D. was married last month to a Miss Ethele SOOMER of Merriman have not had the pleasure of meeting her yet. and Old George they say is thinking strong of getting married in the near furture as he has girl.
(end of Letter. no signature)

SpacerOxford, Nebr.
     Sept. 9, 1907

My dear aunt Ella:

Well I am home safe and sound I meant to write long ago, but was very busy.

School begun a week ago & I am at home. Alice goes with me we have three miles to drive. I have 13 pupils ten girls & three boys. I expect another boy tomorrow.

It is very cold today. We had a cold rain this morning.

How is Grandmother? and Franks folks? & your selves? We keep well, but have had a new worry for the past month. The boys left home the 20 of Aug. Walter is home now but Warren went to Broken Bow. We hope he will come soon. I will mail him a letter with this one. He wrote last week stateing that after working around the Bow for a while he was going to Frank's if he come tell him to come home.

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Old letters continued:

Do the children go to school? Our school house was nicely papered & painted this fall. The children are very well behaved & I look forward to a happy school year.

I had the headache the day I went home from Frank's & went to sleep on the motor. It was the first time I ever went to sleep on a train. It was so hot that day though. I put up those Buffalo berries & they were greatly enjoyed by the boys.

How are the crops up there? the corn here looks poor but my yield enough to do. I was very much surprised to note the difference between there & here when I came home.

Tell Frank I will try to write soon. Give them my love. I am ever your loving
Spacerneice. SpacerFlorence

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Submitted by. Mrs. Georgene Morris Sones, Omaha, NE

Sunday Morning, July 9, 1882, publ. Lincoln
Falls City:           June 28,    William B. MILLER of Iowa & Estella SIMPSON of Falls City. 
Omaha:                July -      A.E. DUGGAN of Des Moines, Iowa & Ella HALEY of Omaha. 
North Bend:           July 3,     Edward FLANNAGAN & Maggie GAMBLE. 
Fremont:              July 5,     Frank WITTE & Josie L. JOHNSON. 
Fremont:              July 5,     H.W. GLIDDEN & Maria ROHR. 
Fremont:              July 4,     Lewis C. SPRANGLER & Alice BORDEN. 
Fremont:              June 29,    Charles R. SCHAEFFER & Mary PRESKORN. 
Unadilla:             July 4,     Maurice JOYCE & Hattie RUSSELL. 
Falls City:           July 4,     Lute H. METZGER & Eliza TRACY. 
Falls City:           July 2,     Dr. J.D. HUNTER & Minnie MEYERS. 
Near Humboldt:        July 4,     Charles SHAW & Rosetta IMHOFF. 
Near Humboldt:        July 4.     Julius WAUGEROW & Anna M. ROYAL. 
Omaha:                July 4,     Ed. MAUER & Minnie GROSSMAN. 
Fairfield:            July 2,     Nelson RANTS & Lydia C. GRANDALL. 
Brownville:           July 3.     William L. LOCKE & Jennie RUTHERFORD. 
In Butler Co.         July 1,     Charles KINNISON & Dora PALMAN. 
Blair:                June 29,    Less ROBERTS of Oakland & Mrs. M.A. MACFIELD, Blair. 
Beatrice:             July 1,     Ross E. HILL & Charlotte E.J. ELWOOD. 
Dorchester:           July -,     S. H. BARNS & M. L. MARKER. 
Juniata:              July 4,     E.F. GETTEL & Ada ALLEN. 
Omaha:                July 1,     Lewis HOTCHKISS & Mrs, J.W. GROWLEY. 
Milton, Saunders Co.: July 5,     Charles A. GILBERT & Fannie A. MANLY.          
In Antelope Co.:      June 28,    Samuel HASKINS & Mrs. Elizabeth DALRYMPLE. 
Schuyler:             July 3,     Alec BOLTON & Isabella RICHARDSON. 
Exeter:               June 28,    W.B. DILLON & Laura M. TAYLOR 
Falls City:           July 5,     August SWANSON & Martha FUSON. 
Rulo:                 June 25,    Edgar McMAIN & Martha A. MARCUM. 
Friendville:          July  -,    Leroy HANER, Exeter & Lucy NATION, Friendville. 
Near Aurora:          June 29,    Aneil W. PHELS & Lucetta SMITH. 
Plattsmouth:          July 1,     M.L. WHITE age 67 
Clear Creek:          June 25,    Henry J. infant son of J.P. BROWN. 
Omaha:                July 3.,    Mary MOYLAN age 19. 
Omaha:                June 22,    George, age 26 yrs., son of C. J. TYLER 
Omaha:                June 30,    Mrs. M.M. HARNEY, 29 yrs , wife of Charles W. 
Omaha;                July 2.     Edna, infant dau. of Rev. E.B. GRAHAM. 
Omaha:                June 20,    infant son of L.A. HARMON. 
Omaha:                July 3,     Willie A., infant son of Charles BLAKEMAN. 
Omaha:                July 6,     Jennie E. ANDERSON, aged 8 mo. 
Republican City:      July  -,    Belva M. J. CHRISLER aged 16 yrs. 
In Cuming Co.:        July  -,    William HOLTZ aged 22 yrs. 
Tekamah:              June  29,   George, 6 yrs., eldest son of Frederick AXFORK. 
Near Blair:           July 1,     Sarah, age 12 yrs., dau. of J.M. OVERMAN 
Omaha:                July 6,     Martha, wife of H.R. FOLLANSBEE. 
Dakota Co.:           Christina,  wife of Peter CHRISTOPHERSON, aged 47 yrs.  
Near Syracuse:        June 30,    George, infant son of Lewis BUSH.
In Seward Co.         July 4,     by drowning, James S. BECKLER.
Lincoln:              July 5,     A.D. MARSHALL, aged 38 yrs 


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