NSGS - NE Ancestree, Vol 9, no 4
NSGS Ancestree


Taken from Nebraska State Journal, Oct. 1, 1902, Pg. 4, Col. 4,5


GRAND ISLAND, NE.,--Two miles out from Grand Island is the Nebraska soldiers' and sailors' home. Here you find two large brick structures, a number of little white painted frame church, all grouped within a space of ten acres with some shade trees and a net work of walks and paths where the old men can stroll at their leisure and talk over the old war times, There are 320 old men, 100 old women, 420 in all, and as you see them sitting in groups on the front porch of the main building, or strolling here and there, about the grounds, or lounging in the smoking room where there is a library of books and some newspapers, you get the impression that they are comfortable and contented to a degree, but you cannot suppress the wish that they were still better provided for, for their years are hurrying by and they'll soon be gone. A rich democrate (sic) in one of the money making towns not far from this home, who was soon to join his family for a pleasant winter in California, said, only a day or two ago, that he was tired hearing of these old soldiers. They were never satisfied and were always wanting more. Well, they are walking a little slower each day now, their backs that were straight in '62 are a little more curved each day. Their hands are a little more unsteady and their heart beats a little weaker each day and it will be only a few years now till the last one of them will be lowered into his final resting place. The rich democrat can enjoy his winters in California then, and these structures that have been reared can then be turned to some other use. These young trees that furnish but scant shelter now from the burning sun will be larger then and the burdened taxpayer if he should come here will find a more comfortable place than these old men have now. The republican mind of this country has thought out and worked out a good many plans for the easement of these old men in their declining years.

     There ought to have been more done and there would have been but that part of the public mind that opposed the war and its results was not naturally friendly toward the men who fought out the war and brought out the results, and with this opposition steadily organized and steadily exerting its opposing force through all these years the nation as a whole has done all that it could. The old men as a rule are satisfied. To be sure some of them grumble a little as they grow older, for there are some old wounds and some old hurts that have never healed, and it is not strange if the young men who were patriotic, courageous and cheerful of disposition forty years ago, is now somewhat queruious (sic) and discontented, for these hurts that have been bitting him all these years have affected his disposition as well as his body.

     There at Grand Island now, among these 420 old men and women and the officers and attendants of the institution it may be said that there is an atmosphere of harmony and content. Commandante Cole is a man of gentle manners and deep sympathy. Like all old soldiers he clings to the past with its rich treasure of reminiscence, but he is up to the present in all practical things. As a servant of the public he mixed his sentiment for the old war times and the men of those times with modern business methods, and the taxpayer is made to carry as light a burden as possible while he is easing the old soldier down to his grave. In all the rooms of the main building, in the hospital and in the cottages there is comfortable equipment. The modern fashion to decorate with bright pictures is everywhere in vogue. The beds are clean, the chairs and lounges are easy, the air is kept pure, the food is of the best and is well cooked. There is 200 acres of alfalfa out there on the farm and in the pasture adjoining there are 150 high grade cattle, so that these old soldiers are eating better beef than the people of Lincoln get. Under the pop administration there the old men were encouraged to drink, and the whiskey bill ran up from $75 to $90 per month. Under this administration with the cleaner living and better food, the state's whiskey bill is only about $7 per month. Something about the former administration here will appear in the next letter from this point.


1886: Grain dealers declared that at least 10 million bushels of corn were piled on the ground in Nebraska waiting an advance in prices that would justify hauling it to the railroads.


1926: The Cornerstone of Morrill Hall at the University of Nebraska was laid. Included in the cornerstone were a history of the Morrill family, a University staff list, and copies of Lincoln Newspapers.



As our readers have probably discovered before this time, the work of the historian of the frontier days is mainly one of compilation. The gathering of the fragments contributed by various ones of the early settlers, and the arrangement of these fragments into a some-what more connected whole, is of more interest to both the old and new-timer than would be a mere synopsis by the author of the leading events of those days. So without further apology we give to the public again, after a lapse of twenty-four years, the account, first, of the legislative establishment of the county, as told by John L. Martin,* (* History of Nebraska, p.113.) and secondly, Wells Brewers' account of the political organization of the country.**( ** Courier, 1874.) Mr. Martinis record reads as follows:

In the autumn of 1858, the Legislature passed an act defining the boundaries of newly established counties and establishing the county seats. This act first brought Merrick County into being, defining its boundaries and fixing the county seat at "Elvira." At the time of the passage of this act, Henry W. De Puy was Speaker of the House of Representatives, being "the gentleman from Dodge County". His wife's maiden name was Elvira Merrick, and it was in honor of both himself and his lady that the county was named Merrick and the seat of justice located at "Elvira." The act was approved November 4, 1858, but to this day no one has ascertained exactly where "Elvira" was situated, inless that it was "beautifully located upon a paper in the office of Dr. Henry, of Omaha, and supposed by the fortunate possessor of corner lots, to be about two miles southwest of the present town of Clarks, on the old military road." It is contended, however, by "Old-timers" who settled in that part of the county, that it was the design of the parties interested to locate the county seat upon or near the land now owned and occupied by the family of C. B. Hartwell, about two miles southeast of Clark's Station. As no one "dabbled" heavily, however, in Elvira real estate, it is of no particular importance, except as a matter of historical curiosity and conscientoiusness (sic), whether the exact location of the paper county seat is fixed more closely than on Dr. Henrys wall, in Omaha. In 1858, it would have been impossible to do more toward informing people where was their county seat, as the central part of the State was not then serveyed.

Mr. Brewer thus tells the story of the county's political organization and early experiences:

In the winter of 1863 and 1864 the question of organizing the county first began to be agitated. John L. Martin was the first to move in the matter. The question was discussed for some months, pro and con, among the settlers. There were those who oppesed (sic) the measure. Their reasons for so doing were, in the first place, that the step was unnecessary; that the few settlers settled along the road could get along as well without a county organization as with; that if an organization was effected it would remain for years a dead letter, there not being inhabitants enough to run the machinery of a county organization; and finally, that if such an organization should be effected, and kept up, the expense, falling upon so few, would be enormous and burdensome; far overbalancing all the benefits that could possibly arise. On the other hand it was contended, in reply, that the expense of a county organization could be absolutely nothing if the people chose to make it so: the officers could perform what little service would be required of them free of charge, and that the benefits of organization would be that election precincts would be established, and we would then enjoy the privilege of voting at the election - a privilege of itself worth all the trouble and cost of organizing. The question finally prevailed. Those opposed really took no active steps in opposition. A petition was forwarded to the commissioners of Platte County, the nearest organized county county east, praying that a special election be called for the election of county officers, as provided by law. The petition was granted


and the eighteenth day of April, 1864, fixed upon as the day of holding the election. A week previous to the election day, a meeting was called for the purpose of selecting candidates for the various county offices. This meeting was held at the residence of J. G. Brewer, and was more generally attended than any meeting of the kind that has since been held in the county, and yet, for all that, the crowd in attendance was not large. The difficulty experienced at this meeting was altogether different from that which usually attends meetings of this kind. Generally the difficulty is to find offices for the candidates; on this occasion it was to find candidates for the offices. however, even at that early day, this difficulty was not found to be insuperable. Candidates were found, and a ticket made out. The nominees were as follows: County Commissioners, Jason Parker, Jesse Showmaker and George Gelston; Sheriff, T. F. Parker; County Clerk, W. H. Mitchell; Treasurer, Wells Brewer; Prosecuting Attorney, H. N. Lathrop; Probate Judge, J. G. Brewer. The county was divided into three precincts, the Eastern, Middle and Western. The election in the Eastern precinct was held at Eagle Island stage station; in the Middle precinct at the house of Jason Parker; in the Western precinct at the house of Jesse Shoemaker. Although, at the meeting which nominated the candidates, everything seemed to pass off harmoniously, yet there must have been an undercurrent of dissatisfaction somewhere, for on the election day a new ticket was gotten up with a new set of candidates, so far as new candidates could be obtained, for nearly every man in the county was already a candidate for one or more offices. The fight was a particularly strong on the office of County Clerk, Mr. W. W. Burroughs being the candidate on the new ticket.

     The returns of the election were made to the County Clerk of Platte county. In the Eastern precinct six votes were cast; in the Middle nine and in the Western twelve. All the regular nominees were elected. Certificates of election were issued by C. B. Stilman, county clerk of Platte County. H. N. Lathrop took the oath of office before some officer authorized to administer the same, in Columbus, and came up and qualified the Probate Judge, who in turn, administered the oath to the other officers elect, and the county organization became an accomplished fact. The first meeting of the Commissioners was a special one called by the County Clerk and held some time in May. The business transacted was nominal, merely, aside from approving the official bonds of the county officers. The organizing of a new county, and the transacting of county business, in those days, was very much like navigating the pathless ocean without chart or compass. The laws on that point were very crude and contradictory. Scattered as they were throughout the various session laws of territorial legislature and the Organic Act, the labor of hunting them up was no slight affair. But there was this redeeming feature about it. Everybody was free and easy in regard to the nice points of the law in those days. There was no U.P. Railroad Company to sue out injunctions, and no Grand Juries to indict if the strict letter of the law was not complied with. Yet no serious blunder occurred in the organization of the county, or in the management of its affairs for years. Perhaps this may only be owing to what is usually termed good luck. Perhaps, too, it may, in part, be owing to the fact that the temptation to malfeasance in office was not so great then as now. No officer then made money out of his office; no one made a living off the county; no one defrauded the county, for the county had nothing to be defrauded out of. Official honesty was, for a time at least, a necessity. But the time at length came when that necessity no longer existed. The time came when there began to be money in the treasury, and yet, for a long time thereafter, the officials managed the county affairs as carefully, as economically and as honestly as they did their own private business.

In the year 1864 considerable excitement was stirred up by the attempt of Hall County to "steal" a portion of western Merrick County. The course of this contest, which was not without reason on the part of Hall County, in that it was not well that Grand Island should be on their extreme eastern edge, is best told in the words of Judge Martin, who was himself a most prominent actor therein:

Note - As no bridge crossed the Platte within the boundaries of Merrick County until 1875, such items as the following, taken from the Courier of June 18, 1874, and April 10, 1876, were not at all uncommon.


"DUCKED' . - One day last week, while a number of Hamilton County home-steaders who had been over to this place to do some trading, were crossing the Platte in a boat on their return home, their vessel capsized, pitching the whole party into the water. Quite a large amount of groceries and other goods which the party had purchased while here were either lost or damaged by the soaking they received, and one man by the name of Cunningham is said to have lost his pocketbook, containing $125 in greenbacks. It is supposed the accident was due in a great measure to the large amount of 'tanglefoot' which the party had taken on boards. Fortunately the water was not deep where they capsized; or the consequences might have been much more serious."

" We learn that Mr. Paro, who lives on the other side of the river (Platte), met quite a narrow escape from drowning, while attempting to cross the stream with his team last Saturday night. He was in the water quite a while, and the horses were extricated with some difficulty."

In the winter of 1863-64, Frederick Hedde, of Hall County, was a member of the Legislature, elected from Merrick and Hall Counties, and the unorganized territory west of them, received a total of thirty-one votes. At this session, Hedde introduced a bill to attach six miles of western Merrick County to Hall County. On Friday night at l0 oclock, January 29, 1864, John L. Martin received a letter from Hedde, telling him that the above bill had been introduced and passed a second reading This matter required prompt action, and on Saturday a meeting was held, and resolutions adopted, denouncing Hedde's action. Before night a remonstrance against such a course was signed by every citizen living within the six-mile strip. On that afternoon, and during Sunday, the remonstrance was presented to every citizen of Merrick County, signed and forwarded to Gov. Alvin Saunders, who received it ten hours after having signed Hedde's bill. A new bill was immediately introduced, repealing Hedde's, and was bitterly fought by Dr. Renni, Chairman of the Committee on Counties, and by Hedde himself, But the new bill passed the House, and was signed by the Governor four days before the Legislature adjourned sine die.

Submitted by Arbor R. Hutchinson, Sacramento, Ca.

Taken from A History of Merrick County, from The Nonpariel Press - 1898.


If not you may be missing some important information for your research. The Archives Center, located at 2312 E. Bannister Rd., is fairly easy to find when you know where to look. The Archives includes all available information on the censuses taken since its beginning through 1910. It also has military records and other miscellaneous items such as mortality records.

The easiest way to get to the center is from 1-435, which runs past World of Fun and the Truman Sports Complex. Bannister Road is on the SE corner of Kansas City. When you get off 1-435 onto Bannister, turn West (Bannister Mall) is on the East side of 1435. Travel 2 miles and as you come down a long hill, you will see the Federal Building Complex. Turn right at the first stop light (Michigan St.) and turn right again at the main road in front of the complex. Go to the last set of buildings at the complex's east end and turn left at the small stop light into the parking lot. The first building will be the IRS building. Go to the far end of the parking lot (the far northeast corner of the entire complex.) The door to the of the building. The microfilm research room is almost straight in from the front door. You can see the microfilm readers from the main office out front. As it is with the I.G.S. Library, there is a sign in book and at least one person who can help you if necessary. More information regarding declassified military history is supposed to be available in the back store rooms, but you will need help in retrieving that information as the door is locked and unavailable to the general public. The Archives is Open Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.



1. Frank E. Bullard 33 Penn, Dec. 28, 1880 Leicester Walker
Miss Isabel S. Davis 22 Georgia Milledge Davis
A. J. Bullard & Emily Leach
George Davis & Mary Warren
2. George O. Keifer 27 Ind. Dec., 22, 1830 Saul W. Van Dorn
Miss Ada L. Church 19 Ill. A. H. Church
Jacob Keifer & Elizabeth Miller
T. M. Church & Minerva Heddington
3. Edward Shanahan 23 Iowa Dec. 22, 1830 Marten Abust
Miss Maggie Fatch 14 (not given) Minnie Oberst
James Shanahan & Johanna Clancey
George Fatch & Esher Ohler
4. William Lee Park 21 Mich. Dec. 24, 1880 Arthur Wyman
Miss Laura F. Dill 20 Ill. William Patterson
J. B. Park & Ellen N. Jones
A. Dill & Julia Hoover
5. Albert Samuelson 22 Sweden Nov. 27, 1880 Mary Mackle
Christino Johnson 20 Sweden Joseph Mackle
August Samuelson & Albertino Mylander
Andrew Johnson & Tilda Mylander
6. Henry Charles Goodale 21 Mich. Nov. 25, 1880 C. J. Rogers
Miss Rachel Margaret Blair 20 Penn. Wm. Baskins
O. R. Goodale & Carrie T. Cooper
John G. Blair & Rachel Baskins
7. Frank Tracey 29 N.Y. Nov. 4, 1880 A. H. Church
Miss Lizzie L. Stinchcomb 28 Ohio J. H. McConnell
Hezekiah Tracey & Abby Garvin C. L. Wood
J. W. Stinchcomb & S. L. Shaw ?
8. Henry Murdock 31 Vt. Oct. 7, 1880 Charles Tracy
Miss Frances Everett 20 Iowa Paul Everett
Ed Murdock & Ellen Curtis
Wm. S. Everett & Mary E. Brown
9. James McGinn 30 N.Y. Sept. 27, 1880 George McGinn
Margaret O'Brien 24 (not given)   Kate O'Brien
  Thomas McGinn & Bridget Murry
Michel O'Brien

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10. Charles Brooks 23 N.Y. Sept. 27, 1880 Kate Quirk
Miss Lizzie Quirk 18 N.Y. Nicolas Quirk
C. W. Brooks & Mary Woodard
Patrick Quirk & Elizabeth ____?
11. Henry Leitzbach 28 Baveria Sept. 25, 1880 Hans Gettler
Miss Eliza Schram 18 Penn.
Heinrich Leitzback & Barbara Groff
Christoph Schram & Elizabeth Holzschuck
12. Harrison W. Babb 26 Ill. Sept, 14, 1880 A. H. Church
Miss Emma B. Ferguson 26 Penn. Annie N. Church
Henry R. Babb & Ann E. Osborne
Adam Ferguson & Ellen Shannon
13. Frederick J. Willson 26 N.Y. Sept. 5, 1880 Mrs. Finley S. Myers
Miss Ada Hagan 19 Penn. Minnie Wilson
John B. Willson & Abigail Kilbourn
J. H. Hagan & Susan Myers
14. Christian Nelson 29 Denmark Sept. 2, 1880 Martin Sorenson
Miss Julia Schryer 18 Penn. Anna Sorenson
Nelson Christianson & Ann Mary Johnson
John George Schryer & Sophia Loson
15. William T. Smith 30 Penn. July 20, 1880 Mrs. H. E. Ellis
Mrs. Katie Wimer 25 Penn W. B. Ellis
Michael H. Smith & Rebecca McAfferty  
David Wait & Francis Hays
16. Sumner Jones 26 N.Y. July 13, 1880 Ella M. Jones
Miss Mary D. Jones 21 Mich. John F. Bixby
Horace Andrus Jones & Betsy Baldwin
Thomas Jefferson Jones & Nancy Ann Bojue
17. Cain Brunt 33 England June 26, 1880 Mrs. W. T. Peniston
Miss Nellie Isabella Jeardoe/Jenrdoe 18 Wisc. Abram Brunt, Sr.
Abram Brunt & Mary Teoman
Franklin Jenrdoe & Eliza Brant
18. Willian Marion Smith 23 Iowa June 23, 1880 Joseph Schatz
Nellie Mallett 21 Indiana Mrs. Joseph Schatz
Henry Smith & Charlotte Andrews
C. N. Mallott & Bridget Maxwell

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1880 (cont.)

19. George Smallwood 28 Ill. June 20, 1880 Alberta Stoddard
Miss Estella M. Stoddard 18 England
James Smallwood & Jane Wilson
A. M. Stoddard & Almeda Seuter
20. William J. Stuart 27 N.Y. June 9, 1800 Miss Carrie Brown
Miss Mary G. Brown 24 Iowa Andrew Struthers
Henry Stuart & Anna Wilson
Richard Brown & Mary Douglass
21. Thomas Morrow 26 Penn. June 4, 1830 Mrs. P. C. Johnson
Miss Maggie Miller 21 Scotland Miss Mary Johnson
Joseph Morrow & Mary Wilson
William Miller & Margaret Graham
22. David W. Perry 39 N. Y. Mary (sic) 25, 1880 Hugh Taggart
Miss Elizabeth Woodward 29 Canada
David W. Perry & L. A. Hartman
L. Woodward & Lucy Holbrook
23. Enoch A. Crook 29 N. Carolina June 2, 1880 Mrs. Lydia Bonner
Mrs. Belle E. Thomas 24 Penn.
Joseph B. Crook & Jane Bates
Samuel N. Dayton & Emiley Case
24. Edward Bushlepp 28 Germany Feb. 7, 1880 Frederick Fisher
Mrs. Eliza Raithel 40 Germany
W. Bushlepp & Johanna Mehlor
Frederick Geise & Cantinka Limmerle/Zimmerle
25. Robert David Thomson 32 Wisc. Jan, 29, 1880 D. William Neville
Miss Amanda Minnie Despain 32 Ill. M. E. Kelichor ?
Robert Douglas Thomson & Jessie Anderson
Wm. J. Despain & Jannette Eaton
26. Thomas Oscar Brathor 31 Tenn. Jan, 19, 1800 John Murray
Miss Amanda Lind 18 Wisc, Kate Sharp
Wm. H. Brathor & Nancy Bratchor
Edward Lind & Mary Lind
27. Alexander C. Trimblc 25 N. Y. Jan. 12, 1800 J, P. Dullard
Miss Alice Maker 20 N. Y. M. D. Prenderjast
Alex Trimble & Margaret Mullen Kate Prcnderjast
Josanna Leuddel
28. Orrace C. Hatfield 25 Ohio Jan. 10, 1880 Mrs. P. C. Johnson
Miss Jessie Rowley 16 Mich   Mrs. A. Spoor
Mason Hatfield & Ann Penny
Thomas Rowley & Emily Goldsmith

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History may be the record of the past, but more important, it is also the blueprint of the future.


EXCERPTS from EINAR VIG PAPERS which have been placed in the archives at the Dana College Library, Blair, Nebraska.

Submitted by Clarice Andersen, Blair, Nebr.

There are three storage boxes filled with family sheets. Each of the three sets is in alphabetical order, for families in Washington County. The first set includes pioneer families, settled in the county before 1867. The second series is largely of the Danish immigrants and their families; this was probably the final set prepared. The third and largest set is of all early families in the county, generally duplicating the Danish families but not the pioneers.

Mr. Vig used a format in recording his information about each family. He used quite a number of abbreviations. Members of the Washington County Genealogy Society soon become familiar with these as they went through the files and prepared a list to facilitate reading the sheets. Two sheets were prepared for Peter M. H. Sorensen with some variation in the information listed on each.

(came)*to US & Kansas 1870 Richland (Twp.)
WC (Washington County) (page no.) 820
Sorensen Peter M H (born) Febr, 6, 1818, Beder, Aarhus (county)
(died) Apr. 27, 1910, Kennard - P V (Prairie View Cemetery)
wed 1868, Dmk (Denmark)
Ch. Sophie (born) /46      (page) 53 (Married) Soren Andersen
John C. Jensen, Wn. (Washington)
Joseph Omaha
Frank      "
Anna Andrew Knudsen, Kennard
Julia (died?) (age) 24 Dmk, (born?) c/56
Peter M. (died?)     (born?)c/63 (at) No.Platte
John   L.A. Calif.
(married)      Jensen, Challis, Idaho
(married)      Hendricksen, Omaha

Trib 5/4/10 (from Kennard Tribune) Peter N. Sorensen, Kd (died) @ home of d. Mrs. J. C. Jensen; born Dmk 2/6/18; to US 1870; wife (died) Dmk 1868; in WC 40 yrs; sur (survived) by sons & d's. Same date: a World Herald item 4/28/10, PMHS, well-known WC pioneer (died) @ home of d. Mrs. C. Jensen, KD; past 92 yrs; in WC since 1870 exc(ept) last few yrs with son Joseph Sorensen, Omaha, a Mo Pac R R engineer; born Dmk 1818; to US 1870 & settled on farm near Washinton with 3 s,
4 d; sur by 3 sons & 4 d (as listed) -- P. V. Cem. (Trib 4/29/10)
Ent, 8/23/12 (Enterprise) Sorensen bros--John, Omaha, Mike, No Platte, & James, L A Calif, visit sisters Mrs. John Jensen & Mrs. -- Knudsen, both Kd.
Trib (Tribune) 2/7/24 J, P. Knudsen, Kd. to funeral of Aunt Mrs. Joseph Sorensen, Omaha, (died) 1/31; she (was) sis-in-law of Mrs. John Jensen, Kd.
        *Words in ( ) are to spell out or explain entries.

Mr. Vig gathered information to go on these family sheets by copying from courthouse records, early census records, county directories and histories, some church and GAR records, cemetery records, including personal listing of tombstones, by personal interviews with older persons, and by extracting items from the old county newspapers. He extended his search into Dodge and Burt Counties, outside the northwest corner of Washington County, as there was a sizable Danish settlement in that area. Alphabetical indexes were made for the 1870 and 1880 Washington County censuses. There are four storage boxes of these lists and notes. A table of contents was made of all the files and tablets of lists in the storage boxes. Mr. Vig seems to have also located other sources, not identified.

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It is the individual who knows
how little he knows
about himself who
stands a reasonable
chance of finding out
something about himself before he dies
               - - S. I. HAYAKAWA



A membership list of Danish Brotherhood Society, Lodge #208 Spiker & transfers to Blair, lists the name and address of members, birth date and place, date died.

Naturalization after 1906 includes Danish immigrants:

Soren Kudsk (born) 5/6/84 at Knudstrup, Torning, Viborg Amt, to Wash, 3/11/08

Jakob Frederick Christiansen, Kennard, 2/2/84, Thorning, Viborg Amt, Jylland, to US 4/x/03, wed Laura Rasmussen, born Wash Co.

Wit. Martin Rasmussen & Andrew Nelsen Kusk, both Washington Neb,

31 Jens Matthies Kusk, Kennard, 2/24/85, Thorning, Dmk., to US 3/9/06, single (wit. as for JFC above) (Torning s, Viborg, near Knustrup)
56 Eske Rasmussen, Kd, painter, 11/3/87, Stiholm, Randers, to US 8/13/09, single
130 James C. Johnson, Wn, 10/13/63 Sjaelland, 4/16/85.
143 Anders Nielsen Kudsk, KD, 7/13/64, Tvillum, Jylland, 4/20/93.

Danish Landowners & Farmers to 1920 includes:

Arlington Twp. 17 N (Range 10)
4 Chris Rasmussen, SE 1/4 of 11
5 Martin Rasmussen, SW 1/4 of 12
Richland Twp 17 No. (Range 11)
18 Jens Andersen NW 1/4 (Sec.) 18 (farmer) Gasser
19 Andrew Knutsen W 1/2 of SW 1/4-19 J. P. Knudsen
20 N P Nielsen E 1/2 of SW 1/4 -l9 (Washington Cemetery on south line)
21 Anders Andersen SE 1/4 of 19 -Nels Andersen
25 Nick Petersen SE 1/4 of 27 Schneekloth
26 William Jansen W 1/2 of SW 1/4 -27
N 1/2 of SE 1/4 -28 ditto (farmed by owner)
27 Frederik Petersen N 1/4 of 28 + E 60 of SE 1/4-28 ditto
28 Niels Andersen 100 in S 1/2 of NW 1/4-23 ditto
29 Albert Hansen all North 1/4 S + SE 1/4 of NE 1/4-29 ditto
30 Chris Rasmussen S 1/2 of NW 1/4 & N 1/2 of SW 1/4 & SW 1/4 of NE 1/4-29 L. C. Rasmussen
31 James Jensen E 1/2 of NE 1/4-30 Niels M. Nielsen
32 Andrew Knudsen NW 1/4 of NE 1/4 & NE 1/4 of NW 1/4-30 Charles Knudsen
33 George N. Christensen S 1/2 of NW1/4 & SW 1/4 of NE 1/4 & E 1/2 of SW 1/4 -30 ditto
34 Niels Andersen SE 1/4 of 30 & N 1/2 of NE 1/4 & NW 1/4 of 31 ditto
35 Charley Petersen S 1/2 of NE 1/4 -31
36 J. A. Johnson S 1/2 of NE 1/4 -32
37 Peter Rasmussen NE 1/4 of 32
40 1920 - H. C. Sorensen S 1/2 of SW 1/4 & SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 -29

44) Miss Inger Andersen, sis. of ADA + (died) 11/20/08 Miles City, Mont; remains to Kd; sis-Mrs. C. H. Duyer (?); lie in state @ home of mother Mrs. J. C. Jensen; born Denmark 1879 Nov. 21; +@ Hunters Spring, Mont, Nov. 20, 1908; 1 day short of 20 yrs; raised in Wash Co; here until 9 yrs ago; to sis. Mrs. Dwyer @ Miles City, Mont., bur. P V (Prairie View); Mother, bro & sis sur(vive). (He has taken information from two editions of the newspaper,) (This young woman was the granddaughter of Peter M. H. Sorensen shown on the family sheet.)
53) Anna C, d. of James C./John Johnsen, near Wn (Washington) Carrie, her sister


& bro Christian
Jorgen T Christensen, wed 3/15/11  
his sister Ella & Bro Thorvald, attendants

All the tablets of notes extracted from newspapers are in chronological order, identified by the newspaper and date of publication of each item.


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aristocrats based on excellance of performance.
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