NSGS - NE Ancestree, Vol 9, no 3
NSGS Ancestree




material taken from the book History of Antelope County 1868-1893 by A. J. Leach, published by the Lakeside Press, December 1909.

It is is not known exactly how many settlers were here in the spring of 1872, but a pretty close estimate of the number can be made. For this purpose a list has been made out from the county treasurer's personal tax list for 1872, showing the names of all permanent settlers who were assessed a personal tax for that year. Also there were added to this list the names of permanent settlers who had filed on homesteads or preemtions (sic) prior to April 1, 1872, but who were temporarily absent when the assessment was taken.

In Bazille township there were nine settlers, as follows: Wm. ANDERSON, E. ANDERSON, Isaac ANDERSON, Richard BALDWIN, Isador HAMMERLY, Phil RESSOR, Doc. RESSOR, James STEELE.

In Blaine township there were eight: E. BONNEAU, James CHOATE, Thos. BUNCE, R. C. ELDRIDGE, James CRUM, F. M. SNIDER, J. H. SMITH, Joel WEST.

In Burnett there were forty-four: fJacob (sic) BAUSMAN, L. L. BOWERS, Geo. BERRY, S. P. BALLET, J. C. COWIN, James DAILY, S. B. FLETCHER, J. P. FLETCHER, A. E. GROSS, Crandall HOPKINS, Jeptha HOPKINS, Allen HOPKINS, William H. HOPKINS, Isaac IVES, Isaiah IVES, Geo. IVES, August LIERMANN, M. F. LATTA, Thos. D. MAHAN, T. W. MEANS, Winfield MASTERS, Arthur O'NEILL, Mrs. Atlanta ROLLINS, Renault A. ROLLINS, John F. ROLLINS, Wm. RUTLEDGE, J. W. SKILES, R. I. SKILES, J. H. SNIDER, L. J. SNIDER, L. L. SNIDER, Benarder TRUEBLOOD, Chas. TIMS, Bernard WHITWER, Peter WHITWER, Nicholas WHITWER, Frederick WHITWER, George WILSON, Thos. WOODS.

In Cedar township there were fifteen: Jesse T. BENNETT, Wm. P. DUNCAN, C. H. DERRY, Robert HORNE, Geo. INNAN, J. H. KING, A. J. LEACH, S. P. MORGAN, E. R. PALMER, A. H. PALMER, Spencer SMITH, C. M. SEELEY, W. A. SHEPHERD, T. P. TRASK, C. H. WILSON.

In Clearwater there were four: T. J. LYMAN, Ernst MICHAELS, Calvin STEVENS, Joseph TUTT.

In Elm there were fifteen: C. D. BUCK, John Burton, A. B. ELWOOD, R. P. ELWOOD, John A. ERSKINE, R. J. ERSKINE, T. E. ELDRIDGE, Emmett GILLETT, Jacob HOLBROOK, Samuel LEE, William MOSSBARGER, W. J. MANERING, Tim SCANNEL, Thos. WARNER, A. WARNER.



In Neligh there were twenty-eight: Alex. BELMER, Wm. P. CLARKE, Nat ORBY, John H. CRAWFORD, J. G. CONNELL, M. DUGAR, Chas. F. DWORAK, Dresser DAVIS, Peter FOUTS, Stephen HILLS, Stephen HALL, Chas. S. HOLBROOK, James MINKLER, Jacob MCCLURE, W. NUNNALY, Thos. A. POTTS, Lewis Potter, J. W. PLOOF, Francis REYNOLDS, T. F. REYNOLDS, L. H. SUTER, Thos. Stolp, Myron STOLP, Levi SHANBOW, Henry TROWBRIDGE, Lester TUBBS, A. M. TOUSLEY, Wm. WOOLHAM.

In Oakdale there were twelve: J. H. BENNETT, N. B. EGGLESTON, John MALZACHER, Richard MOFFATT, W. W. PUTNEY, Byron RUMSEY, A. M. SALNAVE, H. W. SWETT, L. S. SWETT, James SIPP, A. H. WOLFE, Marion WOLFE.


These make in all two hudred and thirteen persons in the county holding claims, or subject to be taxed. Many of these, however, were single persons, and it is not probable that the population of this county at that time, April 1, 1872, exceeded six hundred and fifty persons.



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Submitted by Mrs. Cynthia Monroe, Lincoln, NE

Butler County Press, January 15, 1897 (Friday) Page 5 Col. 4

Married: At St. Mary's Catholic church, Luxemburg settlement on Wednesday, January 13th, 1897, John J. Meysenburg and Christine Phillips, Rev. C. Stapf, officiating.

After the ceremony the wedded couple and guests repaired to the home of the bride where feasting and amusement reigned supreme.

The groom is the eldest son of P.M. Meysenburg, one of the pioneer settlers of the valley, and the bride is the oldest daughter of Peter Phillips, all residents of Savannah township..

This young couple start life in easy circumstances and a bright and happy future is predicted for them. Being brought up in our midst; endowed with genial and social dispositions, their friends are numerous, as the following list of wedding presents testifies:

Set of kitchen chairs, Henry and Anna Meysenburg; mirror, Margaret and Carrie Meysenburg, decorated dinner set, John Maysenburg Sr. and wife and Mike Demuth and wife: set flatirons, M. M. Meysenburg and wife; library lamp, Jake Demuth Sr and wife; kitchen range, Peter Phillips and wife; pepper and salt shakes, Steve Meysenburg; silver pickle caster, J. J. Graham; tablecloth, Matt Peutz and wife; set napkins, Geo. M. Mullen; bedspread, John Homan and wife; pair towels, Joe Hilger, bedspread, Supanchick and wife; tablecloth - Kosse and wife; silver sugar shell and butter knife, Chas Hastert; glass water pitcher, Royal and Frank Judevine; set silver tablespoons, F. C. Judevine; bedspread, Nick Smith and wife; tablecloth, Nick Steiner and wife; pair towels, John Frieden and wife; pair towels, Ben Jackson and wife; tablecloth, Mr. and Mrs. Sauser; bedspread, Jake Demuth Jr. and wife; tablecloth, Bernard Schlentz and wi; (sic) lamp, Mike Midinger; glass set, Heller Smith and wife; berry dish and water pitcher, Herman Marcus; set silver tablespoons, John Peutz; parlor lamp, C. F. Knutzen and wife; silver lamp, Sophia and Mrs. Kreizinger and Jno. Kreizinger; fancy rug, John Colling and wife; center table, Frank Steiner Jr. and Mike Basch; bedspread, John Dehner and wife; bedspread, Lewis Kosen and wife; silver cake stand, John Albright; silver knives and forks, R. Piller and wife; bedspread, Jake Beringer and wife; tidy, Fred Hengeler and wife; silver butter dish, John Hookstra and wife; 3 yards lace, Miss Mary Smith; fruit dish, Mrs. Hady; bedspread, Rosa Supanchick; linen tablecloth and dozen napkins, Schweser and Company; lace curtains, Katie and Jennie Demuth; silver butter knife, Augusta Kosch; linen tablecloth, John Morbach and wife; linen tablecloth, Nick Reisford and wife; paper holder, Lena Steiner; silver teaspoons, Nick Miller and wife; pair linen towels, Mr. and Mrs. Beckius; tablecloth, Jake Hiller and wife; mirror, Henry Pitts and wife; decorated dish, Frank Donelson; silver butter dish, Johnny Thomas; one dollar cash, Nick Medinger; lamp, Mike Steiner and wife; silver set knives and forks, Dr. and Mrs. Rittenhouse.


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Submitted by: Mrs. Erma Kamerer, Republican City, Nebr.


PORTER, Lillie Maria, oldest daughter of George S. and Lucinda (Shroder) Skiles was born 23 Febr. 1879 and died 16 Sept. 1972. Buried Bainbridge Cemetery, Huntley, Nebr. Married William David Porter in 1902.

POWELL, James Anthony, son of James M. and Sarah Naylor Powell was born 30 Oct. 1891 at Rushville, Mo. and died 22 Jan. 1976 at Alma, Neb. Buried at Denton, Kansas. A sister, Ester Brentano lives at Republican City.

RALSTON, Florence Dale, the youngest daughter of William and Lillian Barnes was born 23 Febr. 1890, Her mother died that spring. She was adopted by Adam and Dorothy Jane Ralston, the only girl in a family of seven. She married William B. Ralston in 1906. Buried in Pleasant Ridge (Sod Church) Cemetery, Republican City, Nebr. Her son, Rev. Adam Ralston lives in Alma.

RILEY, Amelia A. (Emma) was born 20 Sept. 1890 in Buccanen Co., Iowa to Gustave and Julia Fratzke. She died 20 Febr. 1977 in Alma, Married Albert Fritz in 1902. Married Sam Riley in 1946. Buried at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Republican City, Nebr. Son, Eldon Fritz, lives at Alma, Nebr.

REBMAN, Rufus Harry, son of Carl and Ottellia Rebman was born 19 Nov. 1903 and died 19 Fear. 1971. Buried in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery. Relatives live at Republican City, Nebr.

RICHMAN, Marshall was born 19 Oct. 1888 to Thomas and Cora Richman. Died 2 Jan. 1977. Burial in Bainbridge Cemetery, Huntley, Nebr.

RICHTER, Henry was born 11 Jan. 1879 at Marysvllle, Kans. to Joseph and Gertrude Richter. Came to Nebraska at age of 5. Died 29 Dec. 1971. Buried at Naponee, Nebr,

SKILES, George Sheldon and William Perry, sons of William Carlos and Sarah Ann (Sally) Luttrell Skiles were born in Schuyler County, Illinois. and came to Harlan County, Nebraska in the late 1870's. George was born 27 Febr. 1850 and died 12 Apr. 1943 at Huntley, Nebr. He married Lucinda Schroder in 1876. Perry was born 5 Sept. 1858 and died 16 Jan. 1948 at Huntley, Neb. Perry married Nancy Ann Wilson 1880 in McDonough County, Ill. George and Lucinda are buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Republican City. Perry and Nancy Ann are buried in the Alma Cemetery.

SCHIPPERT, John was born in Wurtemberg, Germany 7 Oct. 1864, Parents were John and Catherine (Reise) Schippert. Died 15 Jun. 1938. Came to America with widowed mother at age 16. Married Johanna Bauerle. Buried in Alma Cemetery.

SCHLATZ, Albert William Schlatz was born 16 Apr. 1896. Parents were Albert and Henrietta Schlatz. He died 22 Mar. 1973. Married Margaret McFarlane. Buried in Naponee Cemetery.

SCOTT, Rose Amanda (Roth) was born 3 Dec. 1865 to John and Lena Roth at Beardstown, Ill. To Bloomington, Nebr. and the end of the railroad in 1878. Married James N. Scott in 1881.

SNYDER Leon H. Born 25 Jun 1892 at Alma, Nebr. Son of Joseph and Margaret (Zumro) Snyder. He died 27 Aug. 1973 in Colorado Springs, Colo., where he was an attorney many years.


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Sketches of early residents of Harlan County Cont'd

MOLZAHN, August Paul Fredrick was born 31 Oct. 1889 in Colberg, Germany. Son of Albert and Wilhelmine Molzahn. He died 9 Apr. 1973 at Franklin, Nebr. To America and Bloomington, Nebr. when 11 months old. Married Jessie Kerr in 1916. Buried Greenwood Cemetery, Franklin, Nebr.

McCANN, James A. born 30 Jun 1884 in Pacific Junction, Ia. Son of William Harvey and Mary Francis McCann. Married Bessie McKenzie in 1939. Buried in Woodruff, Kans. Cemetery.

STONE, Clarence Dewey born 8 Jun. 1878 In Phillips Co., Kans. on his father's homestead. Parents were Mar D. and Amanda (Faubion) Stone. He died 18 Jun. 1977 at Alma, Nebr. He married Cora Kirk in 1903. Buried at Alma, Nebr.

TEETER, Anson Teeter was born 12 Jun. 1839 in Tompkins Co., N.y. (sic) He came to Harlan County, 1872 and homesteaded near Republican City. He married Louise Tibbets in 1861. His grand daughter, Margaret Drew Saladen, sent me a copy of this obituary in 1974. His daughter was Cora Teeter Drew (Mrs. Jay Drew).

UPLINGER, David Houston was born 27 Oct. 1890 near Republican City and died 24 May 1969 in Missouri. Buried Republican City.

VERMILLION, Benjamin Clever born in Harlan County, Nebr. 12 Apr. 1887 to George Taylor and Emma Clever Vermillion. Married Luella Russell in 1908. He died 12 Jun. 1960 in Colorado Springs, Colo. Buried Alma, Nebr.

VERTREES, Ida M. born 3 Dec. 1870 Amboy, Lee Co., Ill. Parents Joseph and Olive Vertrees. She died 22 Apr. 1949. Married William J. Sawyer 1890.

VOIGHT, August Albert born 4 Mar. 1903 in Rabuhn, Germany to Frank and Anna Mueller. Came to America and Republican City when 2 months old. He died 11 Mar. 1970. Married Venitta Marie Smith in 1922. Buried at Republican City. Relatives live in Republican City.

WAGGONER, Margaret Elizabeth Rolland was born 1 Aug. 1881. Daughter of Peter and Jane (Hunter) Rolland. She died 5 Jun. 1971. Her husband Frank Waggoner died Mar. 5, 1971. They celebrated 67th wedding anniversary in February 1971, same year both of them died. Buried Republican City.

STODDARD, Glen Earl was born 8 Jul. 1889 at Rising City, Nebr. to Jay Ira and Edith Celesta (Lemmon) Stoddard and passed away 11 Mar. 1978 at Alma, Nebr. His forefathers settled in Watertown, Conn, in 1763, upon their arrival from Scotland. Dr. Stoddard retired in 1974 after practicing dentistry 55 years. Burial in Alma Cemetery.

JOHNSON, Clarence B. born 21 Sept. 1896 at Wilsonville, Nebr. and died 23 Aug. 1978 at Alma, Nebr. He practiced dentistry 51 years. He married Lela L. Haag. His wife and brother George Johnson, M.D. of California survive him. Buried at Alma, Nebr.

MASSEY, Eli, son of Anson and Elizabeth Massey was born at New Knoxville, Ill. Jan 4, 1844 and died 7 Sept. 1939 at Republican City, Nebr. He married Josephine Horton 5 July 1874. Mrs. Massey died 11 Jan. 1879. He went to Kansas in 1884. Homesteaded where the town of Goodland is. He was the oldest pioneer in North east part of Phillips Co., Kans. Buried Sod Church Cemetery, south of Republican City. Had a son, Fredrick. Relatives here.


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Sketches of early residents of Harlan County Cont'd

MULLALLY, Thomas was born in Longford County, Ireland in 1835. Came to America and settled at Duchess Co., N.Y., when he was 14 years old. He first saw Nebraska in 1861 when he went to Pikes Peak, Colo. Then he went to Cheyenne, Wyo. 1863. He came with the Wise Men to Lincoln County, Nebr. to what is now Harlan County, to explore the country and settled on Turkey Creek, north of Republican City. Had many bouts with the Indians. He married Margaret Ann Murphy in 1857. The new town of Republican City is in Mullally Township. He died 26 Dec. 1920 and is buried in the cemetery at Alma, Nebr. He has relatives here.

MUCKEL, Art, Son of Obed and Jennie (Christner) Muckel, born 11 Jan. 1893 at Hebron, Nebr. Died 5 Apr. 1976. He was a carpenter at Bloomington and surrounding towns. Married Florence Dunn in 1916. Buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Bloomington, Nebr.

McPHERSON, Charles Edward, born 20 Apr. 1848 in Tippecanoe, Miami Co., Ohio. Died 28 May 1927 at Republican City. Went to Brownsville, Nebr. in 1871. His father John (Dr. John) founded Republican City in 1871. Charles married Sarah A. Smith 10 Jan 1872 and they went to the newly started town to establish their first home. No railroad here for several years. Two daughters, Pearl and Mattine (Bragg, McKee) were born here. Another daughter Jessie Ruth was born to the second wife. Charles was the first postmaster and the first County Treasurer of Harlan County. Member of Gould Post G.A.R. and I.O.O.F. Lodge. At 15 years he enlisted in Nebr. Req. and served until the end of the War. Served as County Clerk at Holyoke, Colo. Funeral on Decoration Day. Buried at Republican City, Nebr.

MELTON, Eliza Fern (Scott) Melton, daughter of William and Jane Scott was born 25 Sept. 1852 in California, Mo. and died at Naponee, Nebr. 2 Febr. 1929. Married Emerine Melton in 1871. To Naponee in 1891. Buried Naponee.

MAHIN, Mabel was born in the year of 1888 blizzard to Oscar and Enra (Wolf) at Kensington, Kans. Husband Oscar Mahin. Son, Duane lives at Naponee, Nebr.

MENGERS, Melissa Emma was born 30 Sept. 1884 in Phillips, Co., Kans. First child of Benjamine Franklin and Ruth Ellen (Knauber) Mengers. She died 4 May 1973. Married Fredrick Gerhart Mengers. Son, Vaughn lives at Naponee.

MERRIM.AN, James O. born 29 May 1876 in Fillmore Co., Nebr. Died 26 Jul. 1977, aged 101 years +. Married Beulah Gildersleeve daughter of John and Nettle (Skiles) Glldersleeve. Buried Bainbridge Cemetery, Huntley, Nebr.


Behold the Work of the Old,

Let your Heritage not be lost,

But bequeath it as a Memory,

Treasure and Blessing.

Gather the lost and the hidden

And preserve it for thy Children

Christian Metz 1846


Submitted by Mrs. Alfred B. Richmond, Jr., Holdrege, Ne

Source History of Isaac P. Carter Family and their Descendants

Compiled by his Grandson, Howard Carter, Washington, Iowa 1905


Mamie Eleanor, first daughter of Sarah Jane Carter and John Seberg, (daughter of Howard Carter, son of Isaac G. Carter), was born December 21, 1871, Henderson county, Illinois; died 19   .

A few years after her birth her parents moved to Henry county, Iowa, and in January, 1884, they moved to Kearney, Nebraska, where they had rented a large farm and here she grew to womanhood in a new country on the Plains. She worked away from home as a domestic part of the time and did not receive a very good education.

John Riley Husband, son of John S. and Nancy H. (Jordan) Husband, was born December 5, 1860, Taylor county, Iowa; died 19    .

He is of German descent.

When quite young he moved with his parents to Rooks county, Kansas, where he grew to manhood and learned the trade of plasterer and cistern builder and was engaged at that business in Nebraska when he met the girl who became his future wife.

Mamie Eleanor Seberg and John Riley Husband were married Jan. 9, 1894, Kearney county, Neb. To this union four children were born:

Lula Albertie, May 25, 1895, Rooks county, Kansas; died 19

John Vernon, October 27, 1896, Rooks county, Kansas; died 19

Gracie Jane, August 1, 1898, Rooks county, Kansas; died 19

Nancy May, January 17, 1901. Harlan county, Nebraska; died 19

They went to housekeeping in Rooks county, Kansas, and after living there five years they moved to Harlan, Nebraska, afterwards to Kearney county. He farmed and worked at his trade part of the time. They now live in Alma, Neb., where they have a pleasant home and he is busy building houses in that little town.

She is a devoted Christian woman, a member of the Methodist church. He has never made a public profession of Christianity, but talks and acts very favorably to the teachings of the Bible.



Lewis Alfred, first son of Sarah Jane Carter and John Seberg, (daughter of Howard Carter, son of Isaac G. Carter), was born August 29, 1879, Mount Pleasant, Henry county, Iowa; died 19    .

In the fifth year of his age he went with his parents and family to Kearney county, Nebraska, where they settled on a rented farm and while he was growing up they lived in four different places in the country and part of the time on a large new farm in a sod house. Work was always plenty, but the accomodations for a pleasant farm life were not good and the chance for a schooling very poor. He is now engaged as manager of the Farmers elevator at Upland, Franklin county. A man beloved on account of his pleasant disposition and honest, upright character he has the confidence of all who know him. He is a Methodist in belief but has not publicly acknowledged Jesus as his Savior.


Did you think that when a person signed a deed with an "X", he was illiterate? Not according to Roots Digest "Questions and Answers" by Gen. O. G. Peruking who says - "Only Christians could buy and sell land, so this was just his Christian mark, or proof he was not a pagan."

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A-Submitted by Mrs. Alfred B. Richmond, Jr., Holdrege, Ne
Source History of Isaac P. Carter Family and their Descendants

Compiled by his Grandson, Howard Carter, Washington, Iowa, 1905


David C., second son of Thankful (Carter) (Jewett) and James Blackburn (daughter of Isaac P. Carter) was born February 7. 1836, Muskingum county. Ohio; died_______ 19___.

His boyhood days were spent in Muskingum and Morgan counties. In the fourteenth year of his age he went with his parents, taking the rivers for a route to Muscatine, Iowa, and in wagons to Palo a few miles above Cedar Rapids on the Cedar river, where his parents located and went to work in earnest to make a living. Prosperity followed their labors and they soon had a comfortable home and here he grew to manhood in a better country with better schools and pleasanter surroundings than they had in Ohio.

Elizabeth Richards, first daughter of Daniel and Sarah Ann (Levis) Richards was born May 8, 1842, Palo, Linn county, lowa; died ____ 19___.

Her parents were of German descent. At the time of her birth her parents had settled on land that the government had not surveyed yet; but when it was surveyed and came into market her father bought the land that made them a beautiful farm and here she grew to womanhood in a new country with its many drawbacks and poor schools in a large family. She was the oldest girl and no doubt the mother found plenty of work for her to do which she cheerfully and faithfully did while she stayed with them. It was a very fertile country, part prairie and part timber and it was not very long until they had plenty about them and good neighbors.

David C. Blackburn and Elizabeth Richards were married May 17, 1860, Palo, Linn county, Iowa.

To this union four children were born:

Clarence, February 21, 1861, Palo, Linn county, Iowa; died Nov. 2, 1862, Palo, Linn county. Iowa.

Harriet, May 20, 1864, Palo, Linn county, Iowa; died 19

Sarah Vienna, November 12, 1865, Linn county, Iowa; died 19

Richard Harry, February 14, 1872, Palo, Linn county, Iowa; died 19

They went to housekeeping near her father's farm and lived there eighteen years, but thinking a farm in the west would be better for them they went to Nebraska in 1878 and took a homestead in the Platte River valley near Lowell, in Kearney county. Here they had some things to discourage them. Their land proved to be of very poor quality and crops failed on account of dry weather and damage by hail storm. They had a hard time to get the necessaries of life and thinking they could do better renting, they left the homestead and lived on rented land for several years, the girls having some hay land in the valley to which they attended.

They now have a fruit farm, eleven miles from Kearney, where they are doing well.

     The children are grown up and married and have homes of their own, leaving them in the home alone. They were all raised by the strict rules of the Methodist Episcopal Church and joined the church in early life, she being converted at fourteen years of age and has faithfully served the Master ever since, always thanking and praising God for the blessings of this life they enjoy and the hopes of eternal life when Jesus comes to take his ransomed ones home.


     Did you know that the Boy Scouts of America have a merit badge in Genealogy? They do and what a wonderful way to not only teach your sons about their family (let them learn by doing) but they will also learn history along the way. How great to get your kids involved and they can help you do your research. - copied from Eastern WA, Newsletter, Vol. 1 #8.


A-Submitted by Mrs. Alfred B. Richmond, Jr., Holdrege, Ne.
Source newsclippings


The following is a part of Ordinance No. 53, pertaining to the water works of the Village of Upland, Franklin county, Nebraska.

Water users are hereby notified that the ordinance will be strictly enforced from now on and those violating section No. 13 hereby published, will have their supply of water turned off.

"Section 13 of ordinance No. 53. Permit to use hose--size nozzle. No hose shall be used in any case unless it has been properly applied for and allowed by the Water Commissioner; and in no case shall it be used without a nozzle; and the nozzle shall not exceed one-fourth of an inch in diameter unless specially authorized by the Water Commissioner."

Dated at Upland, Nebraska this 22nd day of July 1920.

John Seberg
Water Commissioner.


There is much complaining because so many do not keep their trees along the walks, trimmed. Please see that your trees are kept trimmed.

Street Commissioner

SUNSET SOCIAL March 9, 1921

The ladies of the W.C.T.U. entertained the ladies of the community sixty-five years or over, on Wednesday afternoon in the parlor of the M. E. church. Those who were not equal to the walk were called for in a closed car by Rev. A. V. Wilson and wife. The day was quite cool and windy and possibly this kept some away who would otherwise have been present.

Those responding to the invitations were as follows: Mrs. Luncomb, Mrs. George Hansen, Mrs. Gottlieb Steinke, Mrs. Walter Gray, Mrs. P L. Ostergaard, Mrs. Chris Ostergaard, Mrs. Nels P. Hansen, Mrs. Nels Andersen, Mrs. Crow, Mrs. John Seberg, Mrs. Matilda Johnson, Mrs. Ellen Hansen, Mrs. Laux, Mrs. Matt Hansen, Mrs. J. E. Howell, Mrs. J. Iversen, Mrs. Carrie Deisel, Mrs. Robert Hansen.

Following a good social visit and a time of renewing old acquaintances, a short program was given. It consisted of a couple of the old hymns, a prayer and a short talk on the life of Frances Willard by Rev. Wilson. The guests then gave the date and place of birth, covering a variety of states and countries. Three were from Schleswig, one from England, several from Denmark, and in this country--Indiana, Iowa, Nebraska, Louisiana, Texas, Pennsylvania and Illinois were among the states represented.

One guest had a collection of her pictures from early childhood to middle life to guess on the identity. Mrs. Duncomb had the honor of being the oldest and spryest of any present and she gave several interesting reminescenees of the pioneer days in Nebraska. Coming here in 1875 she has watched the country develop until she says she is very proud of her home town and county.

A lunch of meat sandwiches, salad, cake and coffee was served on trays and all departed thanking the hostesses for a very pleasant afternoon. Those who were physically unable to attend were called upon and given a lunch and a blooming plant, and the pleasure given these shut-ins by such a small kindness makes one realize how much good one might do in life with even a little effort. Mrs. Holmberg, Mrs. Norman, Mrs. Zern, Mrs. Cummings, Mrs. W. F. Nelson, Mrs. J. Lammers, Mrs. Sorn Christensen, and Mrs. Runtemmann were the ones thus remembered, and a few others with just the lunch.



A-submitted by Mrs. Alfred B. Richmond, Jr., Holdrege, Ne.

Source Article typed for me by Mr. J. V. Husband of North Platte, Ne. showing also the layout of the barn & silos etc. and giving the dimensions of the barn etc.

This concerns the round brick barns built east of Ft. Kearney & on highway 10 north of Minden, Ne.

The best I (J.V.Husband) can remember Dad (John Riley Husband) built two 16 ft. silos 40 ft, high in 1916.

In 1917 Dad and I took a contract to lay the 20,000 5-8-12 tile in the barn for 30 each..

After the tile were laid I stayed on and helped the carpenter (a Mr. Fell from Parson, Kansas). All the wood was sawed about 3 miles west of the place and was green cottonwood.

After the rafters were up we put 1 x 3 on the roof spaced 5" apart, then the shingles (1 whole railroad car load). We laid 5" to the weather and I nailed on all those shingles.

The ground floor had concrete gutters and the rest was covered with wood blocks 4" thick on sand.

The hay mow floor was 4" yellow pine flooring, and after the barn was finished they had Shinbeck of Lincoln, the best band in Nebraska, come out and play for a barn dance. They sat on a platform between the two barns. A bushel of oats was put on each floor and it made the floors slick before the night was over.

In either 1918 or 1919, Dad went back and put 20' more on each silo and a tile roof on them, making them 75' high. He also built a tile water tower 11' across and 40' high.


Source newsclippings

J. R. Husband repaired the floor of the vault in the Harlan County bank ... 1912.

J. R. Husband returned from Newark, Saturday night where he had built a cave on the Radford ranch near there. Nov. 11-16, 1918.

J. R. Husband returned to Newark Monday to finish a large tile barn. December 10, 1917.

J. R. Husband returned home from Ragan last Thursday night, where he had just completed the brick work on new buildings for G. L. Richmond, Swan Johnson, E. J. Mr. Blontz and J. D. Gifford. Monday Mr. Husband went to Republican City, where he will put down 1200 feet of cement walks. 1906 or 1907.

Saturday was a big day in our little town and the streets were lined with teams until every available hitching place was taken. The corner stone of G. M. Peck's new brick store building was laid, with ceremony. at 4 p.m., Mayor W. P. Skiles having charge. Rev. Mills gave good talk and G.M. Peck told of pioneer days. The official papers bore the date, also the name of each business firm. Coins of different denomination, sampler of grain and other things were sealed in the stone. - 31 May 1913..

J. R. Husband and crew are putting up G. W. Peck's store building at Huntley. The corner stone laid Saturday afternoon. 31 May 1913.

Married. --At the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Seberg, Mr. Chas. Christiansen to Miss Mattie Seberg. Riley Husband was one of the mourners.


Every time you find a new ancestor, you should check the items mentioned below, regardless of the locality or time period. Not all of your ancestors will be found in these four sources. However, very often it is likely that you will find at least some of your ancestors in one or more of these


Home Sources Immediate family, distant relatives, Interviews, correspondence, tele-
and old friends phone directories, and Chamber
of Commerce.
Temple Records Index Bureau The Genealogical Society Use form GA418, entitled: "Re-
   and Church Records Archives 50 Fast North Temple quest for Copy of Index Card or
Salt Lake City, Utah Archive Record." (Includes non-
84150 Mormon data) -
Printed Secondary Sources Kaminkow, Marion.Genealogies in Most of the printed Genealogies
  the Library of Congress: A Bibilogra- are in this work
phy. Baltimore: Magna Carta, 1972.
Two Volumes.
Manuscript Sources Library of Congress. National Union This work describes over 27,000
Catalog of Manuscript Collections, collections in over 800 separate
Washington. D.C.:Library of Con- repositories
gress, 1959.

A TOLERATOR by Loretta Elliott Burns

A tolerator is one who does not compile a genealogy or have an interest in the subject but one:

Who-will walk a cemetery with a walkie-talkie helping you to find a tombstone needed for a family record.

Who-will give you a book or microfilm for a birthday or a Christmas present.

Who-will go to a courthouse with you and carry the heavy hooks so you can search the records.

Who -will build in his spare time bookcases to hold your growing collection of genealogy books.

Who-will visit a library while on a business trip so you are able to have a copy of some needed pages from a book that is not available locally.

Who-will spend vacations going to libraries, archives, churches and cemeteries searching for elusive ancestors while foregoing playing golf or going fishing.

Who-will listen to endless stories about your family records that you have found.

Who-will dress in a Confederate general's costume and spend the evening at a ball.

Who-will obtain copies of your material and m  ail them for you to a genealogical pen-pal so you can share your material.

Who-does not complain about the money you spend on genealogy.

All genealogists need a TOLERATOR since the "virus" is never cured and it is so nice to have someone with whom to share your triumphs.

Reprinted from ROOTS DIGEST, 4/8

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