Adams County, Nebraska GenWeb Queries

Adams County Queries

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    Looking for information on the family of F. Miller Adams b.9/30/1867 and Carrie Reed b. 4/12/1869. F. Miller was the son of John Adams and Terrie Saylor. Carrie was the daughter of Washington Reed and Charlotte Cunningham. Children of F. Miller and Carrie : Lottie and Marguerite. Last known to have resided near Hastings, Adams Co. Nebraska.
    Ken Reed


    Louis W Albershardt married Sophia M BOHNER (born April 29, 1846 in Cincinnati, OH) in Ripley Co. IND. in Sep. 1866. Their children were Lizzie b. 1867, d. 1879; Louis b.& d. 1871; Henrietta b. 1873 married Herman MILLER; Lena b. 1877 married Henry RHODES; William H. married Augusta SULLS. Looking for information on descendants. Have 7 generations of Bohners to share.
    Linda Bohner


    Searching for information on the background of Samuel ALEXANDER, who arrived in Hastings, NE, Adams County around 1874. His father was William Alexander, originally from Ireland. I am trying to follow the family back, but do not know the townland in Ireland.
    Sally Young-McConnell P.O. Box 1, Tok, Alaska 99780


    Looking for family of Harry Alexander b. 29 Jan 1899 d. 8 Sep 1997 who once lived in Harvard and then Hastings.
    vicky johnson


    Charles W. ANDERSON, age 60; wife Sarah, age 56; son George, age 16; were in Denver Township in the 1920 Census. Listed directly above: John W. STARK, age 39; wife Verna, age 29 (she is Adnderson's daughter); daughter Pearl Loraine age 20/12. All contact lost with these folks. Charles & Sarah Anderson were my great-grandparents. Would love to "meet" cousins.
    Joan Longorio 1705 Clifton CT Grand Prairie, TX 75051


    Louis BASSETT born 1833 in France, died May, 1905. Buried Parkview Cemetery, Hastings. Where in France was he born? Have photos and oral history to share.
    Catherine Renschler


    Pierre BERGERON and wife Marie PROVENCHER were Adams County pioneers. Pierre is buried in an unmarked grave in an abandoned French-Canadian cemetery northeast of Hastings. Need proof of his death date. Have photos and data on ancestors and descendants.
    Catherine Renschler

  • BICK

    Seeking information on Louis (Lewis?) Wesley Bick who died in Hastings, Neb. in 1887
    Mary Rhodes


    I am interested in learning what I can about Stephen B. Binfield one of the early settlers of Adams County.
    Eugene Watson

  • BIRD

    Looking for any information on the family of Alva Elizabeth (Isabelle) BIRD born in Kingston, NE on November 13, 1879. She married Aloysius Siren. They had five children; Gerald, Agatha Christine, Agnita Rose, Naomi, and Mildred.
    Anne Ortiz-Rapczysnki


    Heinrich BORCHERS (1832-1904)and his wife Helena LUDEMANN (1828-1906) were born in Ostfriesland and married in Woodford Co., IL in 1859. They had at least six children while in IL and then moved to NE.  Heinrich and Helena are both buried in the Wanda Zion Lutheran Cemetery. Would like to contact descendants. I am a descendant of Hinrich Heyen LUDEMANN, Helena's brother, and have lots of information to share.
    Amy Robbins-Tjaden


    I'm looking for information on the death of Sarah BOTHWELL, who apparently died at the home of her son-in-law, William Andrew BRATNEY, 220 South Minnesota Avenue, June 16 OR 18, 1888 (or 1898). Any other information on BOTHWELLs in Adams County would be greatly appreciated. Thanks,
    Kearney Bothwell


    I wish to locate living relatives or acquaintances of MONTANA BOYLE KAUPP who died 21 January 1975 at the Good Samaritan Village in Hastings, Nebraska. Survivors included a niece, Mrs. Ray ARNOLD of Trumbull NE and Keith BOYLE of Hastings, NE. Please contact me. Thank you very much,
    Margaret Christensen


    Looking for information about the descendants of George BRANNEN and Margaret Monaghan BRANNEN who were pioneers in Adams County. George Brannen arrived in Adams County in 1873 in the company of his brother-in-law Thomas Monaghan. George and Margaret had five children. Their son Lennie died of diptheria at age 9. Three children of Thomas Monaghan also died of diphtheria during the same period. George Brannen (Brennen) died in Adams County. (He was Catholic) I have a copy of his obituary but no date is given. His wife Margaret died in Seattle sometime prior to 1926. Have data on parents and siblings of Margaret. Regina Brannen Adam, 106 Scottie Drive, Boerne, Texas 78006.
    Regina Brannen Adam


    In 1884, Emma HILTON married a William H. BREMSER in Adams County. Emma was born about 1854 in Wisconsin and her date of death is unknown. I know nothing about her husband. They had four children that I know of: Mabel BREMSER b. about 1886, m. Ross R. TAYLOR; Alta May BREMSER, b. about 1887, m. James Dallas TAYLOR; Ray BREMSER, b. about 1898; and Hazel BREMSER, b. 1893, m. a KIRK in 1908. I would be most interested in any information about these people.
    Margie Dulin 504 Docker St. Crane, MO 65633


    In the late 1950s B.F. Brown lll and I were stationed together as student naval pilots in Pensacola, FL. We were later together at the naval air test center in Patuxent River MD. B.F. (Benjamin Franklin) Brown was from Hastings and was later married to a lovely young lady named Lynn (first name), also from Hastings. I have been trying for some time to locate Mr. Brown, and would greatly appreciate any assistance that you might provide.I believe his father operated a tire shop. Ben Culbertson 105 Crescent Dr.Berea, KY 40403 phone (606) 986-7736


    Mrs Francis BROWN's maiden name was Frances "Gyp" MANN. She was a resident of Hastings NE in 1973 when her brother" Fred J Mann died in according to the Hastings Tribune, however he was a resident of Minden and is buried in the Fredericksburg Cemetery in Kearney County. He was survived by a sister, Mrs. Francis Brown of Hastings and two grandchildren. Would like to contact relatives.Rod Warnock 228 Kilaben Road Kilaben Bay NSW 2283, AUSTRALIA


    Arthur burmood lived with his mother Libby Etherton Burmood in the home of her mother Ann Etherton in the 1910 census.. looking for any information as to his draft record and her obit. Barbara Lawrence


    Seeking information on the Sylvester V. Byrne family. Listed on the 1920 census in Adams Co., Blaine Township, city of Hasting. Thanks in advance. Charlotte Corrick 1561 Co. Rd. 1114 Cullman Alabama 35057


    Dr. Claude B. CALBREATH died in Hastings on Jan 9, 1939. He spent 30 years in Hastings and left a widow, Mary and two daughters, Mrs. W.B. ELLWOOD of New York City and Mrs. L.A. PITZER of Fort Dodge. Exchange information on family.
    Glenn Smith


    John CARNEY maried Sarah Theresa WELCH (dau of Garrett WELCH, born in Ireland, died in IL) 24 Jan 1888 in Greene County, IL. In 1899 they were living in Hastings, NE.   Known children were Mary Ann, Cecilia Sarah, Antoinette Gertrude, and Michael CARNEY, all born in IL. Am searching for descendants of the CARNEY family and will share information.
    Jim Zimmermann 452 Bluff ST Alton IL 62002


    On Nov. 9, 1911 Mabel CHASE married Earl CROW. Mable had two uncles living in Hastings at the time, John and Arthur CHASE. I am looking for any information on these people.
    Maxine DeBord 2714 Downing Drive Kissimmee, FL 34758


    Looking for information on Henry M CHILDERS & Grace (Liffey) CHILDERS who lived in Hastings around 1918-19?? Stepchildren with the last names HUNT & BENNET.
    Richard Childers 922 S 32 St, Council Bluffs, IA 51501.


    I am researching Henry and Louise Christel. They were both born in Kolb, Russia and came to Burlington, IA in 1905, and then to Hastings, NE in 1909. They remained there until they died. He worked for the railroad. They had 2 children, Carl Christel and Mrs. Frank Brandes. I would like the daughters first name and would like to know if any relatives still live in the area. Carl lived in Portland, Or, but the obituaries for Henry and Louise list their daughter as living in Hastings. My great-grandmother is Anna Christel Frick. She was Henry's sister.
    Kim Vanatta


    C.M. (Christen) and Andrea Christensen (dob Aug. 14,1854) and sons Alex(dob ca 1878) and Wilhelm (dob ca 1980). Christen probably a school teacher. Andrea died in Sep. 1900. Christen and Andrea were Danish immigrants in about 1877.Information on this family and descendents is requested by a relative in Denmark.
    Kenneth Sand, 318 So. Fillmore St., Prairie du Chien, Wi. 53821.


    William CONROY was born March 9, 1861 in Rising Sun, WI and died March 18, 1924 in Hastings, NE. He married Louisa McLEOD. Their known son was Martin W. CONROY, born June 14, 1893 in Hastings. Looking for connections to this family.
    N. Sterling


    I am looking for descendents of Joseph Collin and Mathilda Martin. Both were born in Belgium and grew up near Champion, Brown County, Wisconsin where they were married in 1871. They appear on the 1880 Census of Ayr, Adams County, NE with their children: Antoine(8), Josephine(7), Nora(5), Allici(4), Charley(2) and Joe(3 months). I have a beautiful picture of Nora (Collins) Spooner taken in about 1895 at DeSmet, South Dakota. Mathilde (Martin) Collin was my grandfather, Elie Martin's paternal aunt.
    Brian Martin


    I have a great deal of information about the extended families of James and Cynthia Corbin who moved to Ayr, Adams County, Nebraska in 1873 and are buried in the Blue Valley Cemetery. Other families included in the move to Adams County are son Nathaniel Corbin, daughter Elizabeth Wilder, Nancy Jane Bell, and Sarah Marshall and their families. I'm happy to share with anyone interested.
    Nick Clark 5401 S. Cty. Rd. 900 E. Lafayette, IN 47905


    Brothers Eibe, Meent, and "Barney" Cornelius immigrated from Germany to Hastings area during the late 1800's. Would like to share information. Tom Vacek, 625 Forest Ave. #3, Crete NE
    Tom Vacek


    My name is Gigi Einspahr,maiden name Overfield. Grandmas maiden name was Edna Craft and my Great Grandmas maiden name was Mable Grim. One lived and died in adams county and the other one lived in adams county and moved away. Let me know if you may be related.
    Gigi Einspahr


    Looking for information on the families of Oliphant Jackson Craft (he went by Jackson) born February 19, 1829 and died May 14, 1907 Hastings, Adams, NE, possibly buried in Greenwood Cem, Hansen, NE and his wife Elizabeth Christopher born June 02, 1836 Greene Co, PA and died July 10, 1907 Hastings, Adams, NE possibly buried Greenwood cem. Also looking for info on his son and his wife's families, they are Benjamin Craft died December 01, 1952 Hastings and his wife Nellie Louisa Neal died January 30, 1926 Hastings, NE. Both the Craft and Neal families lived in Doniphan, Hall, NE and then moved to Hastings somewhere around 1900.

  • deFREESE

    Looking for information on Siefke S. deFreese or Henry Kreinheder family. Many of both families are buried in the St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, rural Glenvil. Siefke de Freese married Martha Kreinheder. He died in 1918 while serving as a Lutheran minister in Omaha.
    Robert Teeter


    Looking for information on the Dieken-Thiede family. Ailt "Alfred" Walter Dieken (b.August 9, 1882 Hastings d.August 30, 1942 Hastings). Married to Agnes Edith Thiede on April 23, 1912 Hastings. She died March 5, 1921 in Hastings. He remarried to Laura Florence Bernt December 22, 1922 in Hastings. His father was Wilke Ailts "Walter A" Dieken married to Ocktje "Artie" Huls. Alfred and Agnes had two children. Margaret Mary Dieken (b.1913) and Frances Agnes Dieken (b.June 6 1916 d.July 4, 2001).
    Michelle Fletcher,4008 S. Mission Pkwy, Aurora, CO 80013


    Looking for information on Everett Lewis Dodson, b. February 20, 1899 Joplin, Jasper Cty, MO d. June 04, 1963 Redondo Beach, Los Angeles Cty, CA, and wife Edna Leigh Carey, b. February 19, 1900 Hiawatha, Brown Cty, KS d. October 23, 1978 Loveland, Larimer Cty, CO. Everett listed in Adams Cty., NE in 1930 census. Need info on children, marriage and job; possibily U.P. railroad. Terry A. Cox 110 Fisherville Rd. Collierville, TN 38017-4100
    Terry A Cox


    I am looking for information on the family of Martin Edward DRAKE and Lizzie WALTERS. Their two oldest children, Edward and Ray were born in Adams County in the 1890s. The family was in Yamhill CO. Oregon with 4 children in 1900.
    Angie Drake


    Wm. F. and Bertha DUTCHER with their children, Benjamin, George, and Zora were listed on the 1900 Hastings census. Would like to exchange information on this or other DUTCHER families in the area.
    Judy Waisner


    WILLIAM W. EATHERTON, b. Jan. 20, 1870, Keokuk Co., Iowa, came to Adams Co (Kenesaw) in 1884 with his parents SAMUEL AND ANNA EATHERTON, who remained there until their deaths. In 1913 WILLIAM was in Neosho, Mo. with his brother Lou. I am interested in any other information about this William. I have lots of information on Samuel Eatherton family to share.
    Betty Holdridge 2130 Country Trace, Apt. 5A Toledo, Oh, 43615 Ph. 419-865-5993

  • ECK

    Searching for information on John Eck from PA and Elizabeth Rickendifer also from PA prior to 1880. Their son Herbert John Eck was b: 27 Oct 1883 in Hastings NE. Herbert married Rose Pauline Mann 29 Jan 1904 in Hastings. (I am a descendant of Herbert & Rose)
    Sandi Roe 12183 W. Saratoga Ave. Morrison CO 80465

  • EDDY

    Levi Eddy 1872 homesteaded 160 acres near Hastings. Info on famiy would be appreciated.
    Ken McDonald 1191 chipper Ln. Keihville, La 71047


    Looking for information on William amd Martha (GREEN) EDWARDS, who lived in Little Blue Township in the late 1800s. Known children were William, Joseph, Olive, Marie, and Joseph. William and Joseph ended up in Henry County, Illinois.
    Christine Murcia

  • EGAN

    Searching for information on Bridget McENIRY married Thomas EGAN in Iowa in 1895, moved to Hastings about 1897. Children were: from previous marriage Will CLARK b. 1882, Rose CLARK b. 1886, Anna CLARK b. 1889, Nellie CLARK b. 1891, from secord marriage Frances EGAN b. 9 Aug 1896, Gerald EGAN b. Apr 1898 in Hastings. Thomas was a baggage handler for the railroad. I have quite a bit of information on Bridget's mother Bridget SHAUGHNESSY and some on her father Gerald McENIRY.
    Linda Barney 108 Lily St., Lake Jackson, TX 77566


    Phidelia ELLIS was born 11 Sep 1885 in Illinois and died July 1968 in Hastings. Would like to contact relatives of hers to share lots of family history.
    Kaylynn Loveland 1322 W 6th Grand Island NE 68801


    I am doing research and genealogy of the FERGUS surname. Grandfather James C. Fergus settled in Hastings, Adams County sometime about 1880
    Jim Fergus


    Seeking information on LUCRETIA LONG FISHER (b. 1849 in PA, d. 5 Jan 1891 Hastings, NE) wife of Jacob "Uncle Jake" Fisher. In addition, I would like to find anything on her parents NATHAN L. B. LONG (b. 1825 PA) and his wife ELLEN MAY LONG (b. 1828 in PA) both of whom are buried in Highland Park Cemetery, Hastings, NE. Kay Brown


    I am looking for information about Rev. J. Fleming D.D. and his wife, Rebecca. They were buried at the Parkview Cemetery. The dates on their tombstone as follows: Rev. J. Fleming 1807-1894 Rebecca 1820-1904. Their daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Fleming Howe [wife of H. A. Howe of Ayr] is buried nearby and she died Jan. 18, 1917. That is all the information that I have so ANY leads will be most appreciated! Thank you. Kay M. Olson-Fleming
    Kay M. Olson-Fleming

  • FOY

    I am doing research on my Irish roots and one important link was my GG grandfather Charles E. Foy, who moved to Adams County in 1874, from Illinois with his wife Adelia (Arnold) Foy and their 3 boys. A 4th boy was born in Little Blue Township, where Charles and Adelia homesteaded (section 18). Charles and Adelia lost everything in the early 1890s due to the bank foreclosures, and environmental hardships with ranching and farming. The 4th son later becomes my G grandfather, Edgar Foy, who married Johanna (Weber) Foy, in Hastings Nebraska, in 1903. They had 3 children while living in Hastings and moved to Colorado around 1909 to raise more children.
    Brian Sanders

  • FRY

    William Fry b. February 28, 1856 married Martha Boroff b. March 23, 1863 in Van Wert Ohio. They migrated to Nebraska where they had five children Harry B. b. Nov. 2, 1886, Stella Fry (Bush)(Odin), Clara Fry (Harshfield), Jessie Fry (Beesack) and Chester Fry. My grandfather Harry married Fannie (Munroe) in Doniphan. They then moved to Hastings. I am unable to find much about the sibilings or their parents. I have a very long and detailed report on Harry and Fannie. If you would like to view the report you can see my page at: I would love to share with anyone who has any information concerning any of the above people.
    Terri J. Fry-Dodge PO Box 146 Ahsahka, Idaho 83520


    I am wondering if you have any records of the following family? John Luther Fuller b: 1861 in Indiana, USA d: February 14, 1923 in Caron area, SK.   Eva Rebecca Turner b: Bet. 1865 - 1866 d: June 01, 1944 in Cranbrook, BC.  They were m: February 09, 1884 in Adams County, Nebraska
    Arnie Krause 1611 Arlington Ave., Saskatoon, Sask., CANADA S7H 2Y6


    I am looking for information on the Garries Family that moved to the Adams County Nebraska about 1888 from Michigan. In March of 1900,my GG Grandparents, Charles, Sarah and G Grandfather, William, with two brothers, George and Arthur, their families moved to Canada. Charles and Sarah returned to the Hastings area in about 1905. William and Maude returned many years later. Members of the family remaining in the Hastings area, included John Hollis, Rosa Ann and Mary Elizabeth Garries.
    John Hazelwood 14112 – 98 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T5N 0G1


    Abraham (1834-1890) and Ann (Guyer)(1839-1925) Garver moved to Hastings, NE from Mifflin County, PA in the 1880s. Their children are Elmer H., Miles D., Walter G., and Lola. I would like to have genealogical information about this family and maybe meet some "cousins."
    Darlene Guyer Corrigan 135 Gamber Lane Lancaster, PA 17603


    Looking for Information on Family members of George H. Gates and Sarah Elizabeth Post married Sept 1889 in Hastings, Adams Co., NE. Please contact:
    Sharlynn Gates 12226 Interlaaken DR SW Lakewood WA 98498


    Daniel GEMBERLING moved to Hastings,Adams, Neb in the fall of 1881. He died in Elkhart, IN in 1889. Daniel's wife died 14 Jan 1917 while living in Hastings, Neb and her remains were sent to Elkhart, IN for burial. Julian BENDER, nephew of Daniel GEMBERLING, has disappeared. He was listed as an insane person in 1884 in his grandfather's will. I have no dates on Julian. Has anyone out there seen his grave marker or heard of him?


    I am interested in contacting anyone related to John and Barbara Klein Gerten. They came to Adams County in 1878 from Chicago I am also interested in obtaining information on the Klein family.
    Saron Lovell Gergen


    My family arrived by railroad in the 1870's or 1880's and settled in the Roseland area. Sarah Lander was brought in,I am told, from Missouri to serve as a school teacher and married into the Grabill clan.
    Roger Grabill PMB 1803 Mission Street Santa Cruz, CA 95060


    I am searching for information on the descendants of Balthasar and Louise SCHABER GREUNER (sometimes spelled GREENER) who lived near Juniata. Especially interested in Albert & Freeda SCHULTZ and their children but would love to find others as well.
    Shelley Nielsen 4378 West 14th St Dr, Greeley, CO 80634.


    Looking for connections or information on Michael Hansen Born Aug 1855 in Denmark and immigrated in 1873. He was listed in the June 8, 1900 census of Cottonwood Township, Adams County, Nebraska as farmer and a mortgage holding owner of his Farm NW of Holstien. His wife Tina (Larson ?) of 14 years, was Born Dec. 1863 in Denmark and immigrated in 1874. Daughter Cristena born Aug 1887, Daughter Esther born Apr 18, Son Harry Hansen born Mar 17, 1890 on the farm, Daughter Emiline born Mar 1892
    Jerry Hansen

  • HAWS

    I am researching the wife of Sylvester B. Haws, Amanda DeForrest HAWS, she was born 10-06-1840 in Victory, New York and she died on September 15, 1902. It is unknown where she is buried. It is possible to be in or around the Kenesaw area. Her husband Sylvester B. Haws was b 03-26-1837 d. 08-29-1908. Diane Haws Poppert 4015 N Street, Lincoln, NE 68510.


    I am searching for information on the Helser family which came from Russia. The parents were Henry Helser and his wife Christina born Ross. They had several children. George was born in Hasting, Adam, Nebraska Nov 28, 1888, he had 2 other brothers that I know of Jack and Peter, and a sister Lena which was born in Russia, and another sister possibly named Christina, this is all the information I have. I am hoping someone can help me.
    Eileen Weidner P.O.Box 717, Ocean Park, Wa. 98640-0717.


    Am looking for information about Anna Hempel who lived in the Hastings area from 1880's to early 1900's. She was married at least 3 times; to William Sigman, Jonathon Spargur, and a man named McNish. She had a son Rueben Sigman who was later adopted by Jonathon Spargur. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
    Charles Spargur


    Looking for information on surname HIBBELER/HIBBLER. Carl Friedrich Hibbler b. 1859, Elsie Hibbler Tobiason b. 1854, Henry Hibbeler, father.
    Lynn Goins


    John Taylor HILDEBRAND lived in or around Ayr, NE late 1800's. Died Nov 29,1891,Ayr, Ne. Also his wife Mary PARKS HILDEBRAND died Jan 16,1899, Ayr, Ne.

  • HILL

    Seeking information/descendant contact: George W. & Sarah A. (WILSON) HILL who married in 1881, Fremont County, IA. Family tradition claims that after marriage this couple moved to Juniata, Adams, NE. Sarah was b. ca 1855, Davis Co., IA, daughter of Jeremiah H. & Elizabeth Jane (LOCKETT) WILSON.
    Carolyn Murphy Carolyn Murphy P.O. Box 894 Monument, CO. 80132


    Looking for descendants of Pleasant A Hopkins who was born in Tippah County MS. Moved to Adams County in late 1800s. Buried in Hastings.
    Ellen Martin Rt 2, Box 2135 Thayer MO

  • HOWE

    I'm looking for information on my great-great grandfather,George Washington Howe.He is listed on the 1880 census District 62,Ayr,Adams,NE, with his wife Phebe (or Phoebe),and children:Lester,Ella (Elsie Rosella),Victor Edmund,Ralph Warner,Celia,Clara Angelen,Francis Matilda. His other children are Nora and Flora (babies who died before the 1880 census). George W. Howe,a union civil war soldier, was born 09 June 1836 in Rochester,NY,and died 02 Nov.1880 in Hastings ,NE. I'm looking for the cause of his death,and the names of his parents.His parents may have died in Michigan,which is where the family lived after leaving NY. According to the 1880 census George's father was born in NY,his mother was born in VA. George's widow Phoebe Ann (nee Dunn) Howe married James Polk Corbin in Hastings,NE.James was the widower of her daughter,Clara Angelen Howe Corbin.
    Deana Henry 510 Smokey Trail Dr. Apt 702 Limon,CO 80828

  • HUBL

    Albert & Caroline (Mazour) HUBL Married in 1932, lived in the South/East part of Adams Co., 2 1/2 west of Clay/Nuckolls County four corners on the Adams/Webster County line. Three sons: LeRoy, Archie,and David. Submitted by: LeRoy L. Hubl
    LeRoy L. Hubl


    Charlotte Hughes, John M. Hughes, Florence J. (JONES). These ancestors lived in Hastings and Adams CO. 1886- 1903? May be buried in cemetery.
    Edwin O. Swafford


    Looking for James E HUTCHINSON (1847-?) s/o Jonathan HUTCHINSON & Abigail JOBES, who married Matilda (AKERS/ACKERS) DOUGLASS (1846-?) in 1873 in Adams County, Nebraska. Still living in Hastings in 1885. At least 2 children: Thomas HUTCHINSON and Clara HUTCHINSON (married a HIBER). Looking for death dates for James or Matilda, children. Glad to exchange info!
    Lauri Deninger 2033 Plaen View Dr. Iowa City, Iowa 52246


    I am looking for information on the family of John George Iddiols. The name is routinely misspelled and may be under any of several variations. The family is listed in the 1870 Douglas County Census under George Iddles, wife Winnie, children Charles (1) and Emma (1 month). He is listed in Andrea's History of Nebraska as a partner in Angstrom & Iddiols, carriage factory and repair shop in Hastings. He was in Nebraska 1869-1871 and returned in 1875 (working for AJ Simpson as a blacksmith in Omaha). In 1881 he moved to Hastings. He shows up again in Los Angeles in 1910 where he died in 1929. Winnie is listed as Minnie Iddles in the 1910 Census still in Adams County. Son Charles later moved to St. Louis, Mo. I am looking particularly for marriage record of John and Winnie, birth record of Emma and any other information on any member of this family.
    Glen McDonald, 2690 MacDonald Drive East, Victoria, BC, Canada, V8N 1X9


    Researching Mayor of Hastings, Charles C. INGRAHAM, son of Jacob and Phebe GALLAHUE  INGRAHAM. Daughter of Charles and Effie was Corriene Mary INGRAHAM b. abt 1906. Charles m. Effie WORTLEY sometimes spelled WORTHY.
    Janice Buchanan

  • JILG

    I am looking for any info on a Leo Jilg who married Helena Benz, Helena born Feb 20 1901, Died March 5 1982 buried in Parkview Cemetery Hastings NE
    Peggy Lyon


    JOHNSON, BENJAMIN & MARY, AND EUSDEN. Seeking information on the Johnsons who came to Adams County, Hastings in 1880 from Oxon, England. They lived on North Briggs Avenue and were related Thomas, Sarah, & George Johnson Lovell. Their son George Johnson married to Agnes Mary Penson. Windows a St. Marks Episcopal Church are dedicated to Benjamin & Mary Johnson.
    Sharon M.Gergen


    Mary Andrew,born abt 1861 in Clinton Co KY, married Harman Johnston,2-10-1878. Sometime after 1880,they moved to NE and were on the 1900 Adams County,NE census.Their children were,Clark,Edna and Mertie/Myrta. I would to learn more about this family-be glad to exchange information.
    Barbara Brinkley 306 S Oaklawn,Eastland,Texas 76448


    Amos C. Jones married to Florence Jane Hughes. Lived Adams CO and possibly Richardson CO. around 1900.
    Edwin O. Swafford


    Nicholas KAISER and his brothers-in-law, Charles and Nicholas THEISEN, from St. Donatus, IA settled near Assumption in the 1880s. Have photos and oral history to share. Catherine Renschler

  • KARR

    Looking for information on the Robert A. Karr family. Robert came to Adams Co., from Abingdon, IL in about 1882 and raised at least seven children, A.R. Karr, F.L. Karr, Gailen Karr, and Donald Karr. Also daughters Mrs. Robert Hey, Mrs. Orta Linegar and Mrs. Lloyd Fahrney. Robert died in 1953 and was the son of Rhoda Pool and Robert Sullivan Karr. Would like information on this family or name of any descendant that might be around. Thank you very much. John S. Campbell, 1022 Donald Drive, Greenville, Ohio 45331 John S. Campbell


    I'm looking for information on Leo Joseph Kauffman [1911-2000] and his 1st wife, Opal Ilene Steinke Kauffman [1908-1985] and/or his 2nd wife Zetha Lorraine Harrington Dillon Kauffman [1915-1999]. Leo and Opal were married on 5-OCT-1940 and Leo and Zetha were married on 24-MAY-1988. Last known residence of Leo Kauffman was in Hastings-NE. Theresa Reiter 204 7th Street South, Rockwell, IA, 50469. Theresa Reiter

  • KENT

    Looking for information about Loyal Marion HAYS and Alice May KENT who were married 21 May 1890 in Kenesaw, Adams, Nebraska. They had 8 children. Their first child, Durward Marion HAYS, was born 19 Jun 1891 in Kenesaw, Adams, Nebraska. Please e-mail at if you have any information about this family. Thank you! Chad Hays

  • KERR

    Seeking information on Darwin C. KERR (b. 1834, d. 1913), Civil War vet and (probably Burlington) RR ticket agent who lived in Juniata, Adams Cty abt 1893. Married Mahettable VERTREES (b. 1841) and had daughter Mary (b. 1867). Also lived in Tecumseh, Johnson Cty. Bob Rydzewski 5321 Edgewater Drive Newark, California 94560


    Seeking information on George KEETON who was living with the Pratt family in the 1880 census, Hastings, Adams County. George was born in NY and is listed as 35 in the census Linda Dubois 1913 South Marine Drive Bremerton, WA 98312


    Gottlieb and Elizabeth(Kern)were living in Hastings, Neb around 1880. Would like to find any family names of Kestner. I do not know if they had children or not. Karla

  • KIRK

    In 1908, Hazel BREMSER married William W. KIRK. I have reason to believe that if he is not the correct KIRK, that he is at least related to the correct KIRK. I would love to have some sort of confirmation about that fact. Hazel and Mr. KIRK had at least one daughter whom I believe may have been named Louella who married Harvey WICKER. They may have had a son named Richard, born about 1925. There may also be another son named Ray. I would be most interested in learning more about this family.
    Margie Dulin 504 Docker St. Crane, MO 65633


    Seeking information on Mathew KLEIN, he was born in Bisschfeld, Prussia. Came to America in 1873 with parents & siblings. His parents were Nicholas KLEIN and Barbara KLEIN. All I know about Mathew is that in 1889 he was in Juniata, Nebraska, because his family had to write to him there about his father's death. Thanks. Kathy Knoch, 1203 Fernwood Drive, Wapakoneta, Ohio 45895 Kathy Knoch




    Wanting to exchange information with fellow genealogists working on the Konkright/Kronkright families Carole Moore

  • LAIN(E)

    John L. LAIN(E) lived at Hastings in 1938.  He was born in 1862 in Wyoming Township, Jones County, Iowa to James and Lucille LAIN.Would appreciate any possible lead. Cathy Bonser POB 1746, Crescent City CA 95531


    I am looking for any information about Pierre (Pete) Lamoureaux, b. in Quebec his wife was a Cree Indian born in Quebec, Ilenere Sadom lived in Nebraska, married ? Neb. had two known children Antonia b. 1863 in Neb and Edmond 1866 in Neb. Could have been in French COmmunity of Adams County. B. Chilson 502 Benedict, Seneca, KS. 66538 B. Chilson 502 Benedict, Seneca, KS. 66538


    Austin Wadsworth LATHROP married Frances SPINK. Daughter Emma Eliza Lathrop born April 7, 1880 in Hastings. Donna Gibson


    Looking for information on Henrietta APPLE Livingston who married Alonzo J Livingston. It is thought she was born January 07, 1861 in Lewiston, Fulton, Illinois to Nathaniel Apple and Margret Lenhart Apple. She died February 15, 1952 in Hastings and is buried in the Greenwood Cemetery at Trumbull, where she and her husband lived for many years. Barbara Phillips

  • LONG

    Seeking information on LUCRETIA LONG FISHER (b. 1849 in PA, d. 5 Jan 1891 Hastings, NE) wife of Jacob "Uncle Jake" Fisher. In addition, I would like to find anything on her parents NATHAN L. B. LONG (b. 1825 PA) and his wife ELLEN MAY LONG (b. 1828 in PA) both of whom are buried in Highland Park Cemetery, Hastings, NE. Kay Brown

  • LYNN

    Would like to hear from descendants of George LYNN (nee KEMP) who died in Hastings, Adams, NE, 21 Feb 1896; b Redmile, Leics, Eng, 7 Feb 1822; m Ann ALLISON, 28 Dec 1843. He published a newspaper, "The Populist," in Hastings. George & Ann had 8 children; those residing Adams Co. in 1896 were: William H. LYNN, b 1854, one of the early physicians of Hastings; Lloyd G. LYNN, b 1862, clerk of the district court in 1896; Kate A. STONE, b ca 1849, wife of Charles L. STONE, resided Hastings; Elmira E. GRIMES, b ca 1856, wife of John F. GRIMES, res Blue Hill. Have much info to share about George LYNN's ancestors & siblings (I'm descended from his brother William LYNN). Joann Jameson 588 Diehl Ave, San Leandro, CA 94577,


    Settled in Juniata, Adams Co., NE in 1879 from Michigan. Guy N McGonegal born 10 Jun 1837 in Bath, Steuben, NY died 12 March 1914 in Juniata, Adams, NE wife Sarah A Dutton born 5 Oct 1842 in Barry Co., Michigan died 23 May 1912 in Juniata, Adams, NE. Children: William Willard born Feb 1867 in Michigan died ? married France Genva Graham married Jessie Clothier married Sarah L (unknown. Fannie born Dec 1868 in Michigan died ? married (unknown) Fisher in Nebraska. Maud born Nov 1871 in Michigan died ? married Milo B Hardin in Nebraska. Alice born abt 1876 in Indiana. Guy C born 23 Jan 1885 Juniata, Adams, NE died 30 Nov 1949 Salt Lake, Utah married Mina (unknown) Heather Homer

  • McGREW

    Looking for information on the family of Milford M. McGrew b.7/23/1843 and Sarah Lower b.12/15/1848. Milford was the son of Felix McGrew and Julia Pound. Sarah was the daughter of Benjamin Lower and Elizabeth Syfert. Children of Milford and Sarah :Cora, Jessie and Ray. Looking for information on the family of Robert Taylor McGrew b.10/25/1848 d.5/13/1916 and Carrie L. Anderson b.9/8/1864. Robert was the son of FElix McGrew and Julia Pound. Carrie was the daughter of Olof Anderson and Hannah Allison. Children of Robert and Carrie : Homer and Walter. All last known to have resided near Hastings, Adams Co. Nebraska. Ken Reed

  • MANN

    Would like to contact members of the family of Frederick (Fred) James Mann Born Maskell NE 10 June 1887 Died Hastings NE 1 April 1973. Frederick (Fred) James Mann was the son of George Washington MANN and Mary Jane WARNOCK of Maskell NE Rod Warnock 228 Kilaben Road Kilaben Bay NSW 2283, AUSTRALIA


    Seeking data, photos of Adam MEININGER b. 8 Aug 1858 in Kolb, Saratov, Russia, d. 1929 Hastings, Adams, Nebraska. and his wife Anna ROOTE b. 23 Sep 1853 in Kolb, Saratove, Russia, d. Hastings, Adams, Nebraska. Any information on their ancestors, family, descendants welcome. Relatively speaking, Thanks, Jack Bryson


    Looking for connections or information on Eugene Foil Miller and Frank A. Miller. They owned a business known as Miller and Martin, the largest general merchandise store in Roseland from 1893 to 1922. Jerry Hansen


    Seeking information on the GEORGE C. MILLER family that lived in Ayr in around 1880. George and Caroline MILLER are listed in the 1880 Adams Co. census with their children Alice, Eva, Herbert, Fred and Albert. May also have had a son Edmond. Jackie Miller-Arntz 11320 W. Baker Rd.Greenville, MI.48838 Jackie Miller-Arntz


    Looking for further information on the Eugene Millett family found in the 1880 census in Hastings, Adams Co., NE. Information as follows: Eugene Millett age 32 B NY, parents both B NY Maria Millett, wife, age 27 B NY, parents both B NY Emma Millet, dau, age 6 B NY, parents both B NY Maud Millett, dau, age 3 B NE, parents both B NY Edwin Millett, son, age 3 months B NE, parents both B NY Wondering if this is the same Eugene Millett who was born in Wayne Co NY abt 1846, and how he is connected to my other Millett family members of the same area. Alice Allen


    Ethel Mitchelson, born in Hastings, Neb. July 19, 1890. Her parents were Richard and Mary Mitchelson. Moved back to New York State a few years after Ethel's birth. Would like any information on this family Bonnie Perfetti 87 Varick St. Oswego, NY 13126


    Francis Matthew Montague, wife Catherine Mae McKenna (died circa 1924 in Hastings), and son Francis Joseph Montague (b. Jan 1886), residents of Hastings in the late 1890's up to 1924. Francis Joseph Montague may have attended a college around Hastings circa 1904-1906. Have later generations to share. Rick Donaghy


    I am looking for my great grandparents in Adams Co. from 1880-1889. Frederick and Susannah Moody both born around 1860. They had children - Edith, Elizabeth Dottie, Bessie Pearl, Earl and Nellie, some of whom probably went to school there.  Please reply if you have information. Debby Hoglund

  • MYER

    MYER family living in Adams Co., Hastings/Inland area any time between 1870's-1925. Jos (Joseph) MYER: Born 1843 in Baden, Germany, Married in 1866 to Mary Eisenbise in Carroll Co., IL, Died & burried 1926 in Jerome, Idaho Pam Paulson


    I am researching my NEEDHAM family and would like to contact all relatives. David Shanor NEEDHAM (the oldest son of George W. Needham and Anne Shanor of Beaver Co., PA) was b: Dec 22, 1822 in PA, d: June 7, 1902 in NE., married Anna Currier b: Dec 28, 1820 in PA m: March 2, 1843 in PA ?, d: March 14, 1894 in NE. Their 2nd son was: David Lafayette Needham b: Feb 2, 1848 in PA, d: Dec 6, 1919 in Adams Co., NE., whose 2nd wife was Sarah Jane Cribbs b: Aug 9, 1850 in Clarion Co., PA m: April 17, 1876 in Verona, Alleghany Co., PA, d: Aug 23, 1924 in McCook, Adams Co., NE. Dave Needham


    Conrad J and Catharina Margaretha (Maggie) (KISSLER) NOLDA lived in Hastings, NE in 1930 and I know some of their children attended high school there. They had 9 children: Henry C, Christina, Theodore, Lillian, Clara, John, Louis/Lewis, Lawrence M and Florine, born between 1900 and 1923 in Nebraska. Where did Conrad and Maggie died? I am interested in finding information on any and all of the descendants of this family. Jacquelyn Glavinick


    Seeking information about George Olinger and wife, Martha Taylor, who settled in Adams county in the mid 1870's (probably?). Some of their children came with them: George, Lincoln, James, Franklin. Some of their married children also came : Amanda J Lozier/children, Sarah and William Palmer/children, Mary Ann and James Ritcheson/children. Some say they settled in Hastings, others say Ayr. Any help with information about these families would be appreciated.Linda Hirst


    Looking to correspond with anyone who knows about OSWALD OLIVER and his wife, MARY (MCKNIGHT WIKOFF). Oswald was City Councilman from 1874 to 1887. In 1873 Oswald opened a lumber yard in Hastings.  MARY died in 1897 eight days after giving birth to daughter. Visit our web site.


    Please add Johen -Josephine- Frederick (Fritz)- and Joseph OTZENBERGER, to your list I have found Adams County on a Citizenship papers from my Great Frandfather, also My Grandfather was supposedly born there in 1886. I would like to make contact with someone with info. on my family. Thank you . Kay Pepper


    Need information on William James O'Rourke who died 1985 in Hastings. He married Phyllis Gallagher who died in Hastings in 1998.Some related names are BRADLEY and HOBAN.  Two of their children were William and Jane. Laura Montel 248 Davie DR Security, CO 80911


    Loooking for descendants of sons of William and Susannah LONEY PARKER of Tippecanoe Co. IN.  John born about 1874 married 1, Florence, maried 2, Eva. Had children Benny, Virnie and ?  James born about 1880 had cildren Glen, Mary (Kelso) and Iva.  John later moved to Oklahoma. Family members were living in Hastings area for many years. I am descendant of their older borther, Edward F Parker.
    Marian Sutterfield 547 S 75 E Ave, Tulsa OK 74112


    Looking for information on George Giles Palmer 1843 - 1891. Maried to Emma OVERY.  They had six children including William H Palmer, my grandfather. Two children died in 1903 tornado at Pauline. Steve Palmer 1062 W Cooley Dr. Gilbert AZ 85233


    Seeking information on Johan Ferdinand Panzer who was born June 18, 1859 in Boden, Bayern (Bavaria), Germany. He emigrated to the U.S., probably sometime during the 1870s. He married Ida Dorothea Kohlbry (b. Feb. 22, 1865, Moline, IL) on Jan. 17, 1888 in Hastings. Ida's parents, Herman Frederick Christopher Kohlbry and Magrethea Magdalena Amelia (Gurius) Kohlbry, ran a boarding house (the Mechanics Hotel) in Hastings that served the railroad. Johan and Ida had five children--George, Carl, Clara (my maternal grandmother), Ida and Earl. I'm trying to find out if any of Johan's other Panzer relatives emigrated with him. There were apparently Panzers living in Ayr, south of Hastings. Jon Tucker


    William Parks married Betsey Bacon about 1861. In Hartland, Niagara Co NY census 1860 Betsey was listed Betsey BACON ALBRIGHT widow age 26 with a son James age 4. Moved to NE in 1867 or 1868 - lived between Grand Island and Hastings. Betsey died in a prairie fire 11 Nov 1877. She is buried in the Doniphan Cemetery. Children were Willis, Alllison, Cora Elizabeth, Theodore and Arthur. Looking for descendants please. 2305 Connie Dr #204 Canyon Lake TX 78133 Rosemary Warlick


    Evelyn born to Andrew and Mary Peterson between 1911-1913 in Holstein Ne. Family eventually moved to Holyoke, CO.
    Erin Proctor 27201 Hope Trail Loveland CO 80537


    Searching for any information on Livonia Philleo born March 1871 in Pennsylvania. She moved to Ayr with her parents at a very young age. She married Lieu Fleming on 20 March 1889. Lieu and Livonia lived in Ayr, Nebraska and had at least 8 children born there before they left to homestead in South Dakota. Can anyone help me? Thank you!
    Kay Olson-Fleming

  • PINE

    I am looking for a DIANE HATFIELD(DOROTHY MAE PINE) born January 16,1948 in Guyman, OK. Her birth father was CHARLES ORVILLE PINE. She was given away at an early age. I am her aunt by marragie. I know her brother ROSS OWEN and sister PAT that lives in the Seattle, WA. area. We would love to have the chance to meet her and get to know her. Life is to short for families to be a part. Her father passed away in 1998 and is buried in Blue Hill. NE. Let us hear from you DIANE. Your aunt Janie Pine
    Janie Pine


    Seeking information regarding the PLEIN family, also Siren and Dietrich families William Plein, P. O. Box 3086, Evergreen, CO 80437 e-mail
    William Plein


    EMIL GUSTAV POLENSKE(1864-1943), co-owner of a brickyard in Hastings, NE. Married ELISABETH META PREUSS in Blue Hill, NE in 1889. Buried in Parkview cemetery in Hastings, NE. Children: AUGUST, FRED, LINA, HERMAN, ELLA, GEORGE, META, OTTO, JULIUS. Any connections? Sandy Schultz 9525 W.Palmetto Ave. Wauwatosa, WI 53222


    Searching for information of Peter POULSON b. Dec.24,1832 Ohio d. Sept.24,1914 Adams Co. Hastings Neb. Wife Matilda (MIESSE) POULSON. b.Mar.20,1837 Ohio d. May 28,1907 Adams Co. Hastings Neb. Children. Nancy, John, Andrew, David, Mary, George, Ida, Lula, Myrle, Emma, William. Barb Valley


    Edward Prescott POWERS born about 1864, son of Moody and Julia Whitehall POWERS. Came to Hastings with John and Sarah Roberts. Married Chloe Merty POWERS daughter of William Gershom POWERS. They lived at Strickland, NE where Carrie, Katie, William, Moody, and Florence Bell were born. Moved to Sedgwick County, CO in late 1890s.
    Steve Nelson 3020 Washington ST Boulder CO 80304


    Looking to correspond with anyone who knows about GEORGE HENRY PRATT. He was born in December 1849. He married HARRIET EMMA WIKOFF (born Dec 1854) Jan 1879. They had 4 children: Howard, Gertrude, Homer and Catherine. GEORGE H. PRATT and CHARLES K. LAWSON established the first grocery and hardware store, called Headquarters Store, in 1872 at Hastings.
    Julie Claydon



    Quiggle family living in the Rosemont, Nebr. area late 1800's and early 1900's. There was a Robert and Ruth Quiggle. Their son Edward Quiggle Robert's brother, Thomas and Lillie Quiggle. Thomas and his first wife Caroline had two daughters, Anna and Emma both were married at Shubert, Nebr. Robert, Edward and Thomas all are buried a Oak Creek Cemetery out side of Rosemont in Webster County. Was there recently and some one is putting fresh flower on the Quiggle grave sites. I was wondering if there is any Quiggle descensends still around the Rosemont, Blue Hill area, or if someone know who is tending the graves.
    Kathy Quiggle P.O. Box 74 Wray, Co. 80758


    According to SSDI a William QUINN, born June 16, 1893, died in June 1969 at Kenesaw. If his parents were Michael Quinn and Margaret Hanley who married in Lancaster Co. in 1890, I would like to hear from any relatives. Margaret's stepfather is my g.grandfather. Am hoping someone can tell me where Margaret was born.
    Teresa Sullivan 6144 Baxter PL  Lincoln NE 68144

  • REED

    Trying to locate daughters or brother of Eli James REED who were in the Hastings area about 1920. Victoria REED HERRING born Hamilton, Ontario, Canada in 1866, died Sacramento, CA in 1934.
    Joe Scardino 44 Derby Court, San Ramon, CA 94583


    Karl Henry Reichert b.25 Mar, 1901 at Holstein, NE. Karl's father was also Karl b.17 Dec 1868 in Germany. His mother was Marie Reiss also born in Germany. Karl married Leona Stensgaard on 2 Nov 1925 at either Holstein or Minden. Karl died in Bakersfield, CA in 1942. They had two children. Jeannette who was born 8 July 1908 at Hastings and Robert who was born 18 Mar 1929 at Hastings. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
    Michael Young


    Looking for maternal grandparents. Barbara LEGLER born Aug 1855 in Wisconsin, came to Adams county in 1877 where she married William Marion Riggs on 6 Nov 1877. They had one son prior to Mr. Riggs death in 1879. Barbara then married my great grandfather Joseph KELLEY in July 1881. Any information on these folks would be greatly appreciated. Rick Saunders 119 West Lynne Drive Martinez Ga 30907
    Rick Saunders


    James ROUTH (b. 16 Apr 1858 Grayville, White Co., IL d. 9 Oct 1941 Kenesaw, Adams Co., NE) married Myra Ellen MAYS (b. 26 Feb 1864 PA m. 25 Mar 1883 d. 28 Aug 1941 Holstein, Adams Co., NE) I found them in the 1900 Census for Wanda Twp, Adams Co., NE. Line 9, Volume 1, ED 3, Sheet 11A. The next time I found them was in the 1920 Census for Adams Co., NE. Line 59, Volume 1, ED 3, Sheet 6. What happened to them during the 1910 census?
    Kimberly Routh

  • RUBY

    Looking for information on the family of John W. Ruby b: 22July1842 (Louisville,KY), son of George Ruby and Tacy (Riley)Ruby. John married Lydia (Abney) Ruby (b: ?Aug1844) and had 7 children; one was Edward F. Ruby (b: 1Nov1866) who later married Jane Cantwell. John and his family moved to Nebraska (Adams Co?) from KY. It is my understanding that John W. Ruby first lived in a dug out and later in a log cabin. Any information about John W. and his ancestors/descendants would be greatly appreciated. I may be reached at either or
    Kevin Ruby

  • RYAN

    Looking for Dix Ryan and Sarah N. (Smith) Ryan who are buried in Hastings. 1900 Census has the following info: Dix Ryan, b. April 1834, age 66, b. NY, parents b. NE Sarah N. Ryan, b. Oct 1838, age 61, b. IL, father born Maine, mother b.PA. They had three children, Fred, Leslie and Minnie. Only two are living at time of 1900 census. They came to Nebraska from Henry County, IL sometime after the 1880 census. Believe Sarah's parents are Greenleaf Smith and Lettice Sparr. Need to find parents of Dix Ryan. Any help appreciated.
    Dee Yeager


    Ann Schaefer was born in Hastings NE on Dec 27,1894. I believe there were 13 children in the family although only 7 survived to adulthood. Thier first names were: Frieda, Jacob, John, Annie, Mary, Katrina or Catherine, and Conrad. Anyone having any info on my grandmother or her siblings I would appreciate hearing from you.
    Brad Schmidt


    Harm Rudolf and Ikke Rewerts SCHMIDT were born in Ochtelbur, Ostfriesland. Ikke died in 1898 near Glenvil, NE. Her daughters were Johanna and Heimka, who married Charles TJADEN.
    Amy Tjaden


    Brothers Peter and Nicholas SCHIFFERNS pioneered near Roseland in the 1870s. Would like to share data on ancestors and descendants.
    Catherine Renschler


    Looking for descendants of Charles SCOTT and wife, Della CLARK, Ayr residents, 1925-26 They had a son, Leslie Alfred SCOTT, b. c. 1905, Hastings, NE and perhaps a dau, Pauline SCOTT, b. c. 1910. Would like to contact relatives.
    Mariah Matthews 1122 SE Spruce Way Newport, OR 97365


    Bigger SCOTT homesteaded in 1871 in Adams County. His daughter Elizabeth (Lizzie) was the 1st school teacher in Juniata in the spring of 1872. Lizzie married P.B. GENTRY in 1873 and they moved to Thayer County NE and had at least 8 children, including my great grandpa Clyde GENTRY. I am looking for other descendants of Bigger SCOTT-he had at least 2 sons, not sure of their names but I think they were Charles and Milton. I would love to share family information!
    Meg Gentry Bookout


    Seeking information on Amos Shattuck born Feb. 1830, NY, died 1912, Juniata, Adams Co. NE., married 1) to Elizabeth Thackery, born 1845/46, IN, died 1891, buried in Kenesaw Cemetery. Married 2) Debbie L (--) Yates, born Feb. 1841, PA, died 1915, Issue by first wife: Julia, Emma Harpham, Abbie Mott, Amos Henry, and Eugene George Shattack. Amos and Debbie are buried in Kenesaw Cem, Adams Co. NE. I have more information on this family I will gladly share.
    Earlene Bale

  • SHAW

    I'm looking for information on a Dr. Edward Shaw who may have worked at what is now known as the "Hastings Regional Center" (formerly "Ingleside Hospital for the insane" and "Hastings State Hospital") during the early 1940s.
    Walter Schmidt 113-210 Woodridge Cres, Nepean Ontario, K2B8E9


    Nicholas D. SIREN (1844-1922) married Mary KASS/KAS (1850-1919) in 1866. They moved to Adams County, Nebraska in about 1884, where they resided for the rest of their lives. They had at least 13 children, one of whom was my grandpa (Michael Siren, 1875-1947). Many of them are buried in Parkview Cemetery. I want to exchange any info I can with Siren relatives or anybody else who knows about the Sirens - both about the descendants and also our ancestors.
    Jeanine Siren Littau P.O. Box 152, Naknek, AK 99633.


    Everett SLOCUM (b) May 1841, R.I.?married ca.1868 BELDEN, Caroline (b)1845? Conn? Need parents, births, & marriage. SLOCUM, Edward E. (b)25 Dec. 1880? Ne.? married: 16 May 1906 Hastings, Ne to WILLIAMS, Minnie Evaline (b) 11 May 1890 ? Where? Need births of both.
    Mary Huhman 10 Cherokee Trails  Pittsburg, TX 75686

  • ST. JOHN

    Exchange information on E.A. and Francine St. JOHN who are buried in Parkview Cemetery, Hastings. Her father, Albert N. DYSINGER 1830 - 1908 is buried in same plot.
    George Dysinger


    I am looking for information on George W. Spicknall and his brother Richard S. Spicknall, who homesteaded in Section 30 of Silver Lake Twp. in 1870 and 1873, respectively. There was also a Frances Spicknall in Section 28 in 1873- unsure of relation. Any information appreciated. .
    Steve Frevert 2274 W. Leland #3W Chciago, IL 60625


    I am looking for Josephine/Donie/Donia Moser and George Stewart in Adams Co. 1870+ They had 5 sons - George, Sam, Dave, Earl and Joe(?). They may have been farmers.
    Debby Hoglund


    I am looking for information about two families that lived in the Assumption area around the turn of the century. The first is the family of Joseph Peter Stoetzel, married to Vera Duncan around 1910; they had four children, William J "Bud", Phyllis J; Meinard M and Kathleen M. Kathleen was born in Reynolds, so they had reloacted prior to her birth in 1914.. The second family is Duncan, William and Mate who had at least one daughter, Vera who'sdeath certificate indicates she was born around Assumption in 1890. Thanks for any help - it is deeply appreciated. I can be contacted at or at My address is 1820 N Cypress, Maryville, MO 66468.
    Marilyn Rhea


    Frederick L. Strang, b. Oct 1853 MA., marr. on 5-28-1885 Hastings, NE. to Emma May Wade b. 5-14-1868 Coles Co. IL. d. 12-24-1939. Her parents were Edmond Jefferson Wade and Emma Jane (Ike). Children; Edward W. b. 1888 NE., Ollie J. 1896, OR. and Charles H. 1900 OR. I am researching the Ike line. I would like full names, dates, and places events took place, also any spouse informatin.
    Duane DeVoe


    Searching for any infromation on the Summerfeld family who lived on West 7th Street in Hastings during the 1960s.
    Wendy Contos


    Searching for any infromation on William "Goose" Tatum, born approx 1950, Grad of Hastings High School 1968.
    Jim & Jo auBuchon


    Earl Cass TAYLOR, son of William H and Etta Barber TAYLOR, was born in Hastings on Sep 22, 1887. Mabel Della ALEXANDER TAYLOR, daughter of A.C. ALEXANDER was born in Hastings on Jan 22, 1891. Would like to exchange data. Angela Somers 5842 Rose CT Pollock Pines CA 95726
    Angela Somers


    Seeking descendants of Dr. Franklyn Tayor who was a densist in Hastings. He died prior to 1944. His father Samuel Taylor was Sheirff in Hall County, Grand Island, Nebraska.
    Eugene Watson



    Looking for information on the Dieken-Thiede family. Ailt "Alfred" Walter Dieken (b.August 9, 1882 Hastings d.August 30, 1942 Hastings). Married to Agnes Edith Thiede on April 23, 1912 Hastings. She died March 5, 1921 in Hastings. He remarried to Laura Florence Bernt December 22, 1922 in Hastings. His father was Wilke Ailts "Walter A" Dieken married to Ocktje "Artie" Huls. Alfred and Agnes had two children. Margaret Mary Dieken (b.1913) and Frances Agnes Dieken (b.June 6 1916 d.July 4, 2001).
    Michelle Fletcher,2101 Anna Ave, North Platte, NE 69101


    Clinton Adam Thompson, born Dec 8, 1888, Adams Co., Hansen, Nebraska. Parents John M Thompson and Amanda Elizabeth Swigert Thompson. Family may have lived in Doniphan (Hall County), but Hansen specifically named as birth location.
    Judy Shone


    Have data and photos to share on Thomas TRAUSCH, born May 1844 in Stolzembourg, Luxembourg. He pioneered near Roseland in the 1870s. His brother, Nicholas TRAUSCH lived in Juniata.
    Catherine Renschler


    Information On Harm Valentine- 1811 to 1884. Wives - Auka Henrichs 1809 to 1886 and Anna Mahlsteadt (Maulstack) Denise Ferguson 2320 W 11th Hastings NE 68901


    I am seeking information on ISAAC VANDERVORT who according to the history of Ayr, Nebraska resided there and was a blacksmith in the 1880 time frame. He later moved to McCook, Nebr. Pearle Daugherty


    Searching for descendents of Thomas Varah & his wife Erissa Wisner-Varah (my gg-aunt & uncle). They moved from LaSalle County IL to Adams County in the late 1800's. They had seven children; Alice Siphronia Varah, married Joe Harrod; Kitty Belle Varah, married Ross Foster; James Redman Varah, married "Mary"; Wayne T Varah; Orange W Varah; William T Varah & Arthur W Varah. Thomas & Erissa are buried in Greenwood Cemetery near Trumbull. Verna Maleski


    William L. WALLACE was born in 1879 in Crete, NE and lived in Hastings with wife Sophia J. and 3 children: Edna M b. ca. 1903 , Edith L. b. ca. 1906 and Lewis J. b. ca 1915. William was a telegrapher and the family disappeared from Hastings in the early 1920's. Where did they go? I have lots of Wallace information to share with anyone connected to this line.
    Merna Wallace McClenathen 485 Cole Place Goleta, CA 93117


    Edmund Waterhouse (b. 1837 in England) and Alvira E. Austin (b. 1841 NY) were married 1876 in Adams County, NE. They lived in Kenesaw, NE. They had 3 daughters, Ethel 1879, Maude 1881, Edna J. 1883.


    Seeking information on Dr. Ely Hoge Waters, physician, b. 1858 OH, d. 1945 CA. Married Mary KERR (b. 1867) and their firstborn son, John Edwin, was born in Juniata, Adams Cty 13 Mar 1893. Also lived in Tecumseh, Johnson Cty. Bob Rydzewski 5321 Edgewater Drive Newark, California 94560


    I am seeking the genealogy of the Theodore Weber/Lucia Shilz Weber family of Juniata and Roseland Townships,and especially third son Peter Weber who married Anna Hilgendorf, divorced, father of Ina Weber. I have material from the Adams Co Historical Soc.
    Isabel Vandervelde


    Samuel Stout WELCH was born 1849 in Sullivan County, Indiana; died 20 Feb 1915 in Clark County, Arkansas. He lived and is buried in Hastings, Adams County, NE.  He married lst Margaret TRYON (1855-1888) in 1874. Married 2nd Mattie A. DECKER in 1892. Any information is most appreciated.
    Jodie Wyatt 609 N 14th, Arkadelphia, AR 71923


    Looking for descendants of Orrin W. (1822-c. 1865) and Sopia C. (Lacey)(1828, England - aft 1904)WELLS. Children are: Florence Madelena (1848-1904); William A. (1850-?); Herbert Edwin (1854-1896); and Frank O. (1857-?). Florence m. John Anderson Harper 1871 in Illinois. Herbert m. Ida D. Allen 1880 in Nebraska and had 3 children: Allen, Ida, Leonard. Thanks, Barbara Hunter-Parker
    Barbara Parker


    Ernest Henry Wettstein or Pearl Elgra McMakin living in Prosser, NE in the late 1800's or early 1900's. Chad Wettstein 511 Jackson St. Sterling, CO 80751
    Chad Wettstein


    Judd WHITAKER, wife Katherine (Meinte) had a son Douglass E. Whitaker, born 17 Nov 1898. They were on the 1900 Adams County, City of Hastings, census. They later had a daughter named Inez, possibly born in 1906. They may have divorced as the mother and children were later in California. Does anyone have knowledge of this family?
    Ruth Mosby 3431 S 75th St Lincoln NE 68506


    Seeking descendents of Mrs. W. S. Whitten, who was a descendant of William Elliott. I found a book by the name of Genealogical Record. She contributed the will of William Elliott, who died in Wilmington Delaware. The will is dated in the year 1778. I have this family documented from the date of the will to the current date.
    Anita Jones Adler 419 Bond St. Hillsboro, TX. 76645


    Norman C. WILLIAMS (b) ca 1863 Pa? married Maude WHITMORE (b) ca 1868 Iowa? Need birth, marriage, death and parents of both.
    Mary Huhman 10 Cherokee Trails Pittsburg, TX 75686


    James Carpenter WISNER was born on 7 Jan 1858 in Wayne County,NY. He married Mariah THOMPKINS on 6 November 1884. Only known child is son WILSEY R. WISNER. LDS records show that James lived in Adams County at one time. I would like to contact any descendants, and will share their ancestry back many generations.
    Tom O'Neil 716 E. Dennis #88 Tumwater, WA 98501


    Searching for information on James Redman Wisner & Sophronia Wilkinson-Wisner. They moved to Hastings, Adams County, NE from IL sometime between 1880 & 1896. James died Feb 8 1918 in Hastings & Sophronia died May 1 1917 in Hastings. Their grandson's Charles & Edward Griffith moved to the area around 1910 & owned the Griffith trucking company.
    Verna (Griffith) Maleski 1040 E Greenway St Mesa, AZ 85203


    Wright (1419 W. 7th St., Hastings, during the early 1900s-1970s)
    Wendy Contos


    Searching for information on the Young and Winkler families which lived in Adams County, probably in Holstein, prior to 1900. Of particular interest are Louise Mary Young and Herman Christopher Young and their parents.
    Allison Tanaka2205 Bridgepointe #208 San Mateo, CA 94404

  • ZIGLER/SIGLER Searching for information on Eliza, b. 1877; Charles, b. 1879; Jesse J., b. 1883; Scott, b. 1892; & Robert, b 1899. Lived in Denver Township, Adams Co.
    Juanita WeltyP.O. box 601, Centerville, Utah. 84014


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  2. Submit as accurate a time frame as possible
  3. Submit as good a location as possible

Several short, specific queries are preferred over one long, involved inquiry. This should elicite better and faster results.

On the subject line of your message requesting a query to be posted, use the word "Adams Co Query" and the surname in CAPS, to attract the attention of the site coordinator.

Include your name and mailing address at the end of the query. Some persons reading queries do not have email and cannot contact you without a miling address.

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