Sarpy County Query
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Looking for information on Thomas Willis FIELD(S)

J. Boaz

I am searching for any and all information about my family and its Nebraska roots. My great, great grand parents were Henry M. and Kesiah Elizabeth Stump EBY. My great grandmother was Emma Stump Eby Tomlinson Bray. My grandmother was Emma Dorothy(Dottie) Tomlinson Harvey CONDON. And my father was Earl Frances HARVEY Jr.(Retired LTC) I am also trying to find any information about my natural grandfather Earl Frances HARVEY Sr. (retired military and railroad) I am new at the Family Tree business and would appreciate all help and suggestions.

Sara Harvey

I am looking for any information on John WARD married to AnnaSKINNIN. He is listed as a farmer in the 1870 census under the name Marr household 180. When he died in Kansas he had army issued guns, but for what reason I don't know. His sister in law was also supposed to have been in this area but I have not found the name Skinnin anywhere. Any help would be appreciated.

Scott Shaw


I am working on the 1860 Bellevue, Sarpy Co. NE surnames COLTRIN (which in the 1860 Census was spelled COLTON), also SMITH, H. H. (Hyram Henry), Averille, George P., and OWENS, John Wesley. Please add these names to the index if possible so I can share what I have found with other researchers.

Linda Coltrin


I am searching the ARMBRUST and NIELSEN families. My grandfather Andreas (Andrew) NIELSEN emigrated from Schleiswig Holstein to Sarpy County NE in about 1889. He married Maria (Mary) ARMBRUST in 1897. Mary was the daughter of Paul and Anna ARMBRUST, they emigrated from Schleiswig Holstein to Sarpy County NE in about 1873. Children of Paul and Anna ARMBRUST, John, Henry Wilhelm (William), Elizabeth, m Fritz STARKZ, Sophie, m Albert SAGGAU, Emma Dora, m Art MADISON, Anna, m Andreas NIELSEN.


I'm trying to locate anything in regards to mygrandfather Felix BISCOP and his wife Katherine (ENGELBRECHT) Biscop. They had a child in the Papillion area in 1924 (which I've requested a birth certif. for) Felix supposedly came from Hamburg,Germany with a brother(??????) not to long before that.He may have also worked for the railroad in the area. Any help would be appreciated, thank you.


I am seeking to trade information with anyone on the John LEFLER family as well as on the Jacob BOTTORFF/ Buttorff family including his son, Madison. My great grandparents were Lucretia LEFLER and Charles A.BOTTORFF. Charles grew up in Sarpy Co and Lucretia moved there as a young girl.


John E. Bartos

I am researching the family of Judith Rebecca ANDREEN RHODES and her husband Emory Lee RHODES. They had three children: Joyce L. (Rhodes) HONAKER(B.26 Aug 1914-D. 15 Feb 2000, Omaha, NE.; Ruby (B. ca. 1918) and Gordon E.RHODES(B. 29 Oct 1922-D. 5 Oct 2001, Omaha, NE). Judith passed away in Omaha around 9 Dec 1971.

I would like to make contact with decendants of the J.M. >RISHEL family. they settled in Sarpy county in 1867. Three RISHEL families settled there about the same time that I know of (Misail Rishel, Mary Jane Rishel LONG BRECKENRIDGE). I have lots of info on J.M. Rishel's son Johnson RISHELI will share info and would like any info I can get of the rest of family. I also have a little info of BRECKENRIDGE family. I will answer all replys

Cullen Rishel
2821 W. 19th St.
North Platte, NE 69101

I am looking for any information about Jay A. MORRISON and his wife Opal WEBSTER. They lived in Springfield for along time. Jay A.MORRISON was born June 13,1909 in Tekamah,Ne.,Burt Co.He died in Springfield in 1973.His parents were George W. MORRISON and Laura L. HAMPTON Morrison. He had lots of brothers and sisters, to name a few. Ruby Morrison WELCH, Mildred E. Morrison RUTHLEDGE, Roy B. Morrison,Goldie Marie Nelson STEWART,Muriel Jane Morrison, Ella Morrison ACKERMAN,William L.Morrison. I don't know anything about his wife, but would like too. I don't know if they had any children either. I was born in Oakland, Ne. I am a triplet, born in 1943 to Roy B. Morrison and Alice D. HANSEN Morrison.If anyone has any information about my Uncle I would appreciate it. Kaye Morrison Abram

My great, great grandfather, James Hosea Chesman MILLER, and his wife Azuba, resided in Bellevue in the 1860's and 1870's. Azuba died in Bellevue but was later buried near her family in Ohio. James HC Miller was a struggling physician during the Nebraska years. I am in possession of the letters his wife sent to her son during those years from their home in Bellevue. Their grandson, James MILLER, died as an infant and is buried in Bellevue. I am interested in any historical reference materials that may shed some light on their years in Bellevue. Additionally, I am interested in information on a Benjamin FULTON, a freed slave, who worked in some capacity for James HC MILLER. Benjamin FULTON came to Bellevue with James' son, after the war. He remained there and is referred to in the letters.

Chris Miller

Searching for Emory or Emery WILSON Born 1837 New York Possibly Delaware Co. Emery married my great grandmother Margaret E. Armstrong on 20 Dec 1868 in Plattford Prec. Sarpy Co. Ne. at the home of David ARMSTRONG and in the presence of Washington Armstrong and Dilly Armstrong of Sarpy Co. Ne. Emory WILSON and Margaret shows up on the 1870 Census for Salt Creek Prec. Cass Co. with there three children, Corey, Nora, and Mary Alice WILSON my grandmother. Emery or Emory deserted his family and Elizabeth filed for divorce in 1877. I have their marriage papers and divorce papers. I have been searching for Emery for a long time. Need his parents names and possibly any brothers or sisters. This is all the information I have on him. I have more on the Armstrongs. Would appreciate anything.

Donna L. Ball Autrey

Looking for ancestors, descendants and relatives of PAUL JOE STRUCKMAN of Bellview, Nebraska. Want to know if this person is connected to other STRUCKMAN'S in various places in the U.S.A. and to Frederick STRUCKMAN who came over from Hanover, Germany in 1855 settling in Ripley County, Indiana. Married Dorothea Henrietta Marie HAASE. Both lived and died in Ripley County. Parents of 14 children all born in Ripley County. Some of the children remained in same location as parents. Others went else where.

Lee Ann Struckman
Snail mail P.O. Box 148, Moores Hill, IN 47032.

I am looking for information on Frank MEYERS and Josephine WALTER, and their children: Lena MEYERS married George KOBLER Sept 17, 1883 in Springfield, Sarpy, NE; William Frank MEYERS born abt 1860, died Feb 5, 1933 in New York, City; Josephine MEYERS born Jan 17, 1864 in E. St. Louis, Illinois, married Charles Strong SPEARMAN Nov 26, 1880 in Omaha, NE; and Charles MEYERS born abt 1862. I will gladly share information on the STRONG and SPEARMAN families, which have been researched extensively. Any help on the others would be greatly appreciated!

I'm seeking information on members of the DOENGES family (George, Rudolph, Oswald, and Wilhelmina or "Minnie") who lived in or near Papillion from about 1872 until 1920s. What were their parents' names, dates, places of birth, death? Any other information on the family would be welcome.

Conrad Doenges


Seeking: John William TYLER b.13 Oct 1850 Dumfries, Prince Williams Co, VA d.23 Mar 1927 Norfolk, Stanton Co, NE married 4 Jul 1877 Omaha, NE to Mattie Ann JOHNSON b.18 Oct 1860 Lexington, Lafayette Co, MO d.16 Nov 1918 Valentine, Cherry Co, NE bur.Stanton, Stanton Co, NE. John William TYLER was son of William TYLER b.15 Mar 1811 ENG and Ann M. HUTCHINSON b.15 Nov 1821. Mattie Ann JOHNSON was daughter of George Washington JOHNSON b.poss.1830 and Mary Ann PENNINGTONb.3 Jan 1843 Lawrence Co, TN. Children- Born Sarpy Co, NE: Cora May TYLER b.1878, Rose Dell TYLER b.1879 m.1899 John Henry STOCK, Mattie Ann TYLER b.1882 m.1908 Ivan James SALMONS, Mary Edna TYLER b.1884 m.1906 John Henry RUSSELL. Born Stanton Co, NE: William Alvin TYLER b.1886 m.Marjorie SPRING, Mildred Belle TYLER b.1891 m1-1909 Edward WAGNER m2-Richard BOGE m3-A.E.JONES, John Howard TYLER b.1895 m.1918 Daisy May MARK, Lee Earnest TYLER b.1898 m.1917 Bessie Minerva SALMONS, Grace Helen TYLER b.1900 m.1917 Harry Orlando SALMONS.

Kathleen Salmons


I am interested in PROBASCO surname info, family trees and research. I am starting a central PROBASCO database to direct researchers to others who are researching their line. The PROBASCO's have been in Sarpy County since the early 1900's.

Nora Probasco


I am looking for surname ARMSTRONG (Roy b.02 January 1889, David b. 14 January 1814 d.04 March 1891 in Sarpy Co.) Also looking for father of Roy (unknown). Also searching info on Grace LANE, b.August 1891 and married Roy Armstrong 08 May 1908 (believed to be daughter of Cyrus Lane.)

Norman C. Cilley


Desperately seeking marriage record of my mother's first marriage. It was not a happy one and she has blocked much of the memory of it from her mind. (She is almost 77). It most likely took place in August 1946 in Bellevue, although it may have been in the latter half of July. It resulted in the birth of my half-brother whose paternal genealogy we are working on. The marriage was between Harold H. SUTTON and Dorothea M. SCHNABEL. Her parents, Martin and Ida Schnabel and his mother, Nell Sutton were supposed to have been the witnesses. They divorced in 1951. We have discovered over the years that this man went through life using two last names inter-changeably-----his birth name (COOMES) and his step-father's name (Sutton). We don't know if his step-dad legally adopted him. We have copies of two SS applications, one for each name, but the same number. If anyone could help me with this or tell me how to go about getting a copy of this record I would be deeply grateful. (Sutton was the name they married under).

Judy Lyons


Delbert "Dell" ARMSTRONG, b. 20 Oct 1877, Springfield, NE m. Ida WHITTAKER ca. 1903 Custer/Madison, Beaver, OK . d. 13 Mar 1953 bur. Madison Cemetery, Beaver Co, OK Delbert homesteaded in Beaver County (formerly Woodward County) OK. Records for this claim will be located at Woodward, OK. Here's the OKGenWeb link to Woodward County OKGenWeb and to Beaver County OKGenWeb. These OKGenWeb pages may have the Courthouse contact info.


My g-grandfather Frank HEISEL and his wife Mary and infant daughter Luisa (Louisa) came from Austria to the US in the mid-1880's. The settled in Papillion,Nebraska, where he ran an establishment called Hiesel House. Frank applied for citizenship about 1888. Frank and Mary had 5 more children after arriving in Nebraska: Frank b. 10/1892 Frederick b. 4/1893, d.10/1968 Mary b. 2/1895 Edward b. 12/1898, died 12/1970 (my grandfather) Amelia (no record of birthdate, may have died as infant) Does this family show up on any records? Also, my mother has no recollection of the mention of either Luisa or Amelia. She knew of all her father's other siblings. I would be especially interested to know whether Frank and Mary and Luisa (Louisa) (born in Austria) and Amelia (born in Nebraska) show up on any of the birth or death records. Is there any record of Mary Heisel's (my g-grandmother's) family name in Austria or their city of origin in Austria or birthdates? I've only recently gotten started trying to trace my ancestors, so I'm not familiar with what types of local government records there may be. I did hear a rumor that Hiesel House may still be standing (don't know if it still has the same name). Because my mother had never heard of Luisa (Louisa) or Amelia, she suspects that maybe they did not live to adulthood. Are there death records for Amelia or Louisa? Any help you could give would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for you help.

Ann Bethune

Looking for information on, or descendants of Johann Jacob SEEFUS, born Hanover Germany, 30 Mar 1823, died 8 Feb 1907, Sarpy County NE. Married Charlotte HARTMAN, born 4 Sep 1828, Hanover Germany, died 18 Oct 1895, Sarpy County NE. Arrived LaSalle County IL prior to 1870. Eight children born LaSalle County pre 1870, Anna, George, John, Emma, Charlotte, Frank, Charles, & Henry. Relocated to Sarpy County NE prior to 1880.

Looking for information on, or descendants of Wilhelm BARTELS, 6 Apr 1833 Hanover Germany, died 21 Mar 1891, Sarpy County NE. Married Christine GEBEKE, born 26 Jun 1838 Hanover Germany, died 25 Jan 1891 Sarpy County NE. Enumerated LaSalle County IL 1870 & 1880 US Census. Eight children born in LaSalle County IL, Albert, Matilda, Minnie, Mary, Amelia, Bertha, William, Lena. Relocated to Papilion, Sarpy County NE 1882.

Looking for information on, or descendants of, Charles F. SEEFUS, born LaSalle County IL 22 Jul 1867, died 22 Jul 1940 Omaha, Douglas, NE. Marriied 3 Mar 1890 Papillion, Sarpy, NE, Matilda Dorothea BARTELS, born LaSalle County IL 31 Mar 1872, died 25 Jan 1934 Waterloo, Douglas, NE. Eight children born in Nebraska, Wilhelmena Charlotte, William J.- Sarpy County, Leslie August- Colfax County, Rollo Charles- Buffalo County, Dora Matilda, Alice, Rosie Marie, & Esther- Douglas County .

Looking for information on, or descendants of George William ZWIEBEL, born 13 Sep 1832 Lichtenberg, BasRhin France, died 18 Feb 1878 Papillion, Sarpy County, NE. Married 21 Oct 1854 Auglaize County, OH, Sophia ELSASS born 26 Apr 1835 Montra, Shelby, OH, died 19 Feb 1921 Sarpy County NE. One son Michael born 14 Apr 1856 Auglaize County, OH. Three sons born Papillion, Sarpy, NE, George 7 Mar 1857, Philip Henry 24 Jan 1860, John Louis 1863. Settled in Sarpy County NE 1856.

Looking for information on, or descendants of Philip ZWIEBEL, born 13 Sep 1836 Lichtenberg, BasRhin France, died 9 Jan 1921 Papillion, Sarpy County, NE. Married 16 Apr 1858 Auglaize County, OH, Anna Barbara ELSASS born 1841 Auglaize County, OH, died 9 Jan 1924 Sarpy County NE. Four children born Sarpy County, NE, George 1859, Henry Frank 1861, Catherine Christine 1863, Sophia 1866. Three adopted children, Carolyn born 7 Nov 1871, NY, Benkamine born 1873, NY, Tilda born 1880 NE. Settled in Sarpy County NE 1858.

Gary Carlsen

Seeking info on LUDWIG and BROUGH families. Edwin Stanton Ludwig (or his father) drove wagon trains across the prairies from Omaha to Denver. I have seen newspaper article and cannot locate. His wife Emma Brough was kin to Arlington Spangler Brough, better known as Robert TAYLOR, the actor. The Ludwigs went to Florida in the late 1800's prospecting for phosphate, so the Ludwigs must have been early settlers. Any information appreciated, they are my husband's grandparents. Thanks

Dorothy Chance

My grandmother was Mettie Elma LUTE b. 9 May 1877 in Washington Co, NE perhaps Blair or Herman Twp. She had three sons each with a different father. #1. Thomas NICHOLS, marr. said to have been 5 May 1892 place unknown. I do not know what happened to him. Son: Willard b. 26 Sep 1893 somewhere in NE. #2 Albert DeWitt COOK no date or place verified but said to have been in Springfield, Baca Co,CO. State of CO has no record of a marriage between these two anywhere. Son: Earl Albert b. 5 Dec 1899 Chicago, Cook Co,IL. #3 William Daniel HENRY m. abt 1910 probably in Kalamazoo, MI. Son: Daniel William b. 28 Apr 1912 in Kalamazoo. Son #2 (Earl Albert COOK) is my father; I have his birth certificate. His father was born 14 Feb 1861 perhaps in Bellevue, Sarpy Co, NE and died in Chicago 8 Sep 1926 (I have verificationof this) which was well after Mettie's third son was born. Mettie and Will HENRY are in Cincinnati, OH in the 1920 census. Both Mettie and Will died in Grass Valley, Nevada Co, CA for which I have verification. Seek veification of Mettie's birth date and location as well as documentation of any of her marriages. Husband #2 (Albet DeWitt COOK) sold land in Barber Co, KS, 18 Oct 1897 and is called "a single man" on the deed. Mettie's parents were Daniel Warren LUTE and Caroline Hawkins MAXWELL who were marr. in Keokuk Co, IA 1 Jul 1875. Their first child was William b. 31 May 1876, d 6 Jun 1876 (locations unknown). Mettie was their second child. Their other children were: Richard Huston b 20 Mar 1879 Washington Co, NE; Frank Elmer b 10 May 1881, d. 9 Dec 1897 (locations unknown); Sarah (Sadie) Belle b 3 Jun 1883 Keokuk Co, IA; Hattie Lutisha b 19 May 1885 Holdredge, Phelps Co, NE; Charles Marvyn b 1 Nov 1887 Williamsburg, Phelps Co, NE; Albert Daniel b 17 Dec 1889 Williamsbur, Phelps Co, NE, d 1 Jun 1897 (location unbknown); Caroline (Carrie) Margaret b 18 Apr 1894 Phillips Co, KS and John Leonard b 4 Jul 1898 Decoma, Woods Co, OK. Thank you for any help or clues.

Winifred Bowen

I am looking for the following surnames in Sarpy County ca 1830-present: BOOB, (yes, this is a real name), CUNNINGHAM, MCCLEAN, FAIRFIELD, PETTY, BISHOP, MCCARTY, DOTSON, and KIRKPATRICK. If anyone is searching for these names, please contact me. I would love to exchange information with you. Or, if you know of someone who is researching these names, please forward this query to them. Many Thanks!

Stacy S. Clark-King

I am researching BARNEY, MATSON, FRANK, JOHANSEN, BELLOWS, FISHER, LUSE, HANSEN. Charles L. BARNEY b:April 1852 in Pennsylvania, his parents: George BARNEY; L.S. BELLOWS. Charles L. BARNEY married Elizabeth O. FRANK in 1879. Her parents: William FRANK & Lucy A. FISHER. Their son,Charles A. BARNEY b:11/04/1897 Gretna, Sarpy Co. m:11/10/1915 to Ruth G.MATSON in Omaha. Ruth G. MATSON b:01/17/1895 in Omaha. Her parents: John MATSON ; Hilda A. JOHANSEN I am looking to share information with others researching these lines.

R. Bratkowsky

I am looking for the death record of Elizabeth VISIUA (or VISINA or VIZINA) (nee BRUNO) who died near Omaha in April or May 1903. Mrs Visiua is my maternal grandfather's maternal grandmother (my great-great-grandmother).

Paul C Redin

I am researching the family of MATTHEW SCHNEIDER (2/11/1887-10/29/42). He was born in Heitoin, Austria, Hugary and died in Omaha, NE. He came to the US from Hamburg, Germany (??) date and ship unknown. His siblings were JENNIE, ELIZABETH, MARY (married a WEBB) and JOSEPH. Parents names are unknown. It is believed the family came to the US together but I have no records to prove one way or the other. MATTHEW SCHNEIDER married ANNA FOLMER and produced one child from that union - JOHANNA SCHNEIDER who married (??) KLEEBERGER and moved to Spearman, Texas. After ANNA's death he married CLARA ADLER (abt. 1880- 8/1925). That union produced eight children - MATTHEW (3/12/1899-2/5/1979) married Agnes (??) and moved to San Diego, CA; CLARA JOSEPHINE SCHNEIDER (4/13/1900-11/8/1991) married GEORGE ARCHER and moved to San Diego County, CA;, FRANK SCHNEIDER (1903-1946), GEORGE SCHNEIDER (9/28/1905- 4/25/1989) married BERTHA (??) and stayed in Omaha; FRANCES SCHNEIDER (1908-1942) married (??) MURPHY; ARTHUR SCHNEIDER (11/1/1911-3/10/1990) married DOROTHY (??) and moved to San Diego, CA; MILDRED SCHNEIDER (2/16/1913 to present) married LLOYD ANDERSON and moved to San Diego, CA - she has been contacted but she has no memories of anything ever being spoken of - and finally JAMES WALTER SCHNEIDER, Sr. (10/6/1920-10/8/1991) married DORIS ELIZABETH LILLEY (2/5/1919-1/5/1990) of Papillion, Sarpy County, NE then they also moved to San Diego, CA. DORIS LILLEY is the daughter of JOHN GATES LILLEY and FIOLINA (Lena) CATHERINE GEHRINGER (and ggrand-daughter of AMOS GATES) both of Papillion, Sarpy County, NE. Do any of these names "ring a bell" with anyone out there. I have not seen any of these names posted. Is anyone researching any of these lines? Any info would be appreciated and I am very willing to share what info I have. Thanks in advance.

Betty Aron Schneider

I am looking for desendents or antecedents or information on Elmer S. GALVIN (my grandfather), son of Ed Galvin (farmer) of Nebraska. Here is what I know about him and my family. Elmer GALVIN (b. ~1874 in Lincoln, NE.) a son of Ed Galvin. His mother's maiden name was SAWLEY. Elmer married Myrtle May BETZ (b. 1898) in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie Co., Iowa, ~March 3, 1897. Fathered Arnold Harold Galvin (my father), who was born on Nov. 18, 1897. According to Polk's City Directory, Elmer and Myrtle lived in Havelock, NE in 1898 and 1899 where Elmer worked for the Burlington and Missouri River (Burlington) Railroad first as a Blacksmith and later as a Helper. Elmer and Myrtle separated after only two or three years and Myrtle refused to speak of Elmer for the rest of her life. Myrtle's father was William T. BETZ and her mother was Mary A. Betz who were married in 1873. Myrtle was born in 1879 at Point Pleasant, WV. She had 4 brothers, Reginald (Reg), b. 1876; Oscar, b.1877; Elmer, b. 1878; and Bert, b. 1881. Myrtle married Charles F. ALGER in 1906 in Fremont, NE. Arnold attended the Nebraska Military Academy at Lincoln (later the Nebraska state reformatory), married Dorothy Vivian WALTER (b. Sept. 9, 1998), in 1918, owned and operated the Galvin Mercantile Store in Walton (now the Walton Trail Stop) and went on to eventually became a flier and instructor at the Lincoln Flying School in the late 20s. From 1936 to 1940 Arnold and Dorothy owned and operated the Western Auto Store in Holdredge. Charles Alger died in 1936, Myrtle in 1962, Arnold in 1963, and Dorothy in 1982. I am the only child of Arnold and Dorothy Galvin, who were also only children, and so I have no living relatives or siblings that I know of. Because Arnold (my father) was an avid photo buff and a very active flyer in early Lincoln, he had lots of photos of early aviation as well as other scenes in and around Lincoln. Recently I contributed more than 200 of his photos and home movies (which includes many family scenes) and other artifacts to the Nebraska State Historical Society at Lincoln. These are cataloged under the A.H. Galvin collection, in case anyone is interested in them.

Wayne Galvin

Looking for information on my gg Clinton KELLEY, wife "Unknown", first born son was Albert James KELLEY who had 3 brothers and 2 half brothers. Albert was born in Bellevue. Any and all information would be greatly appreciated.

Peggy Holt

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