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NSGS - NE Ancestree, Vol 2, no. 2
NSGS Ancestree
Nebraska State Genealogical Society Journals
Volume Two, no. 2
Fall 1979

NE Ancestree Vol 2, no. 2, page 66 - Fall 1979
Submitted by: Mrs. Florence Schmitt, Lexington

Copied from the records in the possession of Dorothy Kain, who is the grand-daughter of David W. CRANE, Crane was pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Lexington during the years 1897 through 1900.

Date          Child                     Age   Parents 
2 Dec. 1899   Alice Clare ROSENBERG           Claude & Esther ROSENBERG  
   "          Ellis Clare YORK                Newton & Fannie YORK  
   "          John Maxfeld SHERIDAN           Mary SHERIDAN  
   "          Rose Kinney POTTS               Marlin & Maude POTTS  
   "          Blanche Leona NEFF              Landis & Blanche NEFF  
   "          Markwood Miller HOLMES          Markwood & Gertrude HOLMES  
4 Feb, 1900   John M. LOW               23     
    "         Grace Mary BEERS          6      
    "         Anna Vera DAVIS           9      
13 Feb. 1900  Joseph LeRoy OLSSON       3 mo. Peter & Hilda OLSSON  
30 Apr. 1900  Fredrick LEESMESTER       3 mo. Fredrick & Cecelia LEESMESTER  
    "         Fred WILLIAMS             45     
9 June 1900   Elmer F. NEIL             26     
    "         Noble CAMPBELL            7      
    "         Aaron G. BRUBAKER         44     
    "         Jennie F. BRUBAKER        14     
    "         Jennie GANSER             14     
    "         Laura DAGGETT             12     
    "         Joseph MILLER             23     
    "         John KINSTON              20     
    "         Cora KINSTON              16     
    "         Anna DAGGETT              18     
    "         Sarah NEIL                40     
    "         Laura A, BRUBAKER         18     
9 June 1900   Harlan WINKLER            20     
    "         Joseph F. STALEY          27     
    "         Carrie DONAHUE            30     
    "         Elmer E. YODER            18     
10 June 1900  Edward S. LANNING         45     
    "         Grace R. LANNING          43     
    "         Elizabeth BEECHER         55     
    "         Anna M. WOODSUM           10     
    "         John M. WALLACE           26     
    "         Jennett SCHOFRIED         24     
    "         Ida L. NAFFZIGER          24     
    "         Gertie A, MIDDLETON       19     
22 Feb. 1900  Milton Hall NEFF          1     John M. & Dolly NEFF  
    "         Edith Arminta QUIMBY            Geo. & Rose QUIMBY  
    "         Helen Aileen EGER               J. W. & Ada EGER  
2 Sept, 1900  Nora Albie McCARTER             Wm, & Mamie McCARTER  
    "         Leonard Russell CHADWICK        Frank & ? CHADWICK   


     6 Oct. 1897, Allan M. SMITH, 21, and Della CLARKE, 19, both of Eddyville. Witnesses: Geo. W. SMITH, Marshall LINE.

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Marriages, Methodist Episcopal Church, Lexington, cont'd.

     31 Oct. 1897, E. So GARDNER, 26, and Ann E. HOLMES, 22, both of Cozad, Witnesses: Anna VanDEEST & Sam'l VanDEEST, both of Lexington.

     11 Nov. 1897, Chas. E. LENAN 22, Lakeview, Iowa, and Emma C. ARMBRUSTER, 23, of North Platte, Witnesses: He C. SCHECKER and ? A, SCHECKER.

     14 Nov. 1897, W. D. JONES, 40, of Smithfield, and Ella DUNN, 29, of Lexington, Witnesses: A. V. JONES and Emma RITTGARN.

     2 Dec. 1897, John P. SMITH 35, and Mary McLEAN, 22, both of Lexington, Witnesses: Lucy WOODSUM and Mildred CRANE.

     14 Dec. 1897, Henry CARBETT 34, and Etta BANKS, 38, both of Lexington. Witnesses: Mr. & Mrs. A. STINER, Lexington.

     19 Dec. 1897, Eugene Be COOK, 27, and Mina POPPEN, 22, both of Lexington. Witnesses: Mrs. CRANE and Mildred CRANE.

     26 Dec. 1897, James C. BARNES, 60, and Mary J. SCOTT, 45, both of Lexington. Witnesses: Mr. & Mrs. A. S. MERRITT, Lexington.

     29 Dec. 1897, Newton A. HOUSE, 29, and Olive M. ALER, 20, both of Lexington, Witnesses: W. B. LIND & Ida A. ALER, Lexington,

     5 Jan. 1899, Addison W. LAMBERT, 32, and Janie E. COOLEY, 24, both of Elwood. Witnesses: John H. SLATTERY and Rose A. SLATTERY.

     15 Feb. 1898, Chas. F. LUCKETT. 27, Lexington, and Libbie E/ WISNER. 25, Lexington, Witnesses: John F. KUTZ and Mrs. J. F. KUTZ.

     6 March 1898, Newton M. YORK, 25, and Fannie SUCHA, 24, of Lexington. Witnesses: Re H. WHITMAN and M. E. BYERS of Lexington.

     10 March 1898, Frank MEYERS 22, and Lena POPPEN, 21, of Lexington. Witnesses: Fred GREENFIELD and Edna IRISH.

     10 March 1898, Linzy HOWELL, 30, of Eddyville and Elva WHITESEL, 26, of Sumner. Witnesses: J. C. FLEHARTY, Nellie E. CRANE.

     4 April 1898, William H. KOCH, 39, Lexington, and Mrs. Anna E. WELCH, 38, New Ross, Indiana. Witnesses: Anna M. KOCK and Mary A. DODD.

     21 June 1898, James W. BLAKEMORE, 35, and Daisy BRUMBAUGH, 24, of Lexington. Witnesses: Ella McC___ and Maggie BRUMBAUGH,

     6 Sept. 1898, Clifford WHITE, 26 and Julia BANKS, 17. Witnesses: Mr. & Mrs. S. T. FORD.

     25 Sept. 1898, Wm. McCARTER, 37, and Nanna GOOD, 26. Witnesses: Samuel GOOD and Anna JACOBSON.

     28 Sept. 1898, Frank MOONEY, 26 and Callie McDONALD, 23. Witnesses: Frank FOX, Lexington and Eunice BOBBITT, North Platte.

     4 Oct. 1899, Harvey H. CRISPIN, 38, and Lillie HALSTEAD, 24, of Lexington. Witnesses: Robbie WEST & D. W. CRANE.

     25 Oct. 1899 William D. WILLIAMS, 37, Lewisville and Emma VanCLEAVE, 22, Lexington. Witnesses: Cyrus M. VanCLEAVE & Lottie VanCLEAVE.

     20 Nov, 1899, James L. PORTER, 23, Cozad, and Annie E. WINTERS, 219 Lexington, Witnesses: Chas. McCABE and Mattie BYERS.

     28 Dec. 1899, Frederick W. HALL, 20 and Sadie J. SCOTT9, 20, of Lexington, The witnesses: Wm. SCOTT; Mamie CONLEY, Cozad.

     2 Jan. 1900, Earl SMITH, 30, and Agnes SEIFERT, 23, Lexington. Witnesses: Mrs. A. SEIFERT; Maggie SEIFERT, Lexington.

     28 Feb. 1900, Enos S. RUSK, 28, and Etta M. LANE, 24, Lexington. Witnesses: Walter E. LANE; Ida F. DRURY, Lexington.

     7 March 1900, Horace L. GARDNER, 26, Cozad and Carrie E. SHOULIS. Witnesses: C. A. ANDRES and Rena SHOULIS.

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Marriages, Methodist Episcopal Church, Lexington, cont'd.

     15 March 1900, W. F. HILL, 62, and Mary No DODD, 45, of Lexington, Witnesses: Nellie E. CRANE, David W. CRANE.

     15 July 1900, Joseph F. STALEY,27 and Nannie E. YODER, both of Gosper Co. Witnesses: D. D. JACOBS; Walter JACOBS, Lexington.

     18 July 1900, Iver W. KRAGH, 41, and Rosie PATTON, 27, of Lexington, Witnesses: Mr. & Mrs. O. EAGER, Lexington,

     29 July 1900, Gust ROSENSTRATER, 30, Maxwell, and Minnie GEORGE, 23, Brady Island, Witnesses: J. M. NEFF and Aileen H. NEFF.

     1 Aug, 1900, Willard J. EANEY, 26, and Gertrude A. DeWOLF, 25, both of Brady Island. Witnesses: Lucy WOODMAN; Ethel A, DELZELL, Lexington.

THE OMAHA BEE, 30 Nov. 1932 - extract

Thomas S. GILL, will be 90 Monday. B. near Markelsburg, Pa., in 1842. Aug. 1864: Enlisted in 205th Penn, Inf. Moved with parents in 1867 settling in the Arizona community, 7 mi. northeast of Tekamah. Has lived in Burt County 65 years. Mar. 24 Dec. 1872; wife dec 1 April 1925. First voted for Abraham Lincoln while at Petersburg during the CW.

Submitted by: Mrs. Susan Heikes Kleine, Omaha, NE
Source: FALLS CITY NEWS, 2 July 1915 (Richardson Co.)

Mr. Fred HEIKES, an old time resident of this city, died at Norton, KS on 21 June. Mr. HEIKES was b. at Harrisburg, PA on 2 July 1833. He came to Richardson Coo in the spring of 1867. After the death of his wife in 1879 he moved to Norton, KS, Remains were interred in the Silver Creek Cemetery on 26 June, Deceased was 81 yrs., 11 mos. and 18 days, He mar. Miss Rhodan DAVIS on 10 Oct, 1855. To this union were born 8 children, 5 of whom are living: John & Albert living in Richardson Co., NE; Mrs. Clara SHRAUGER of Clay Center, KS; George of Spokane, WA* Miss Susan HEIKES of Omaha.

Source: SILVER CREEK TIMES, Friday 11 October 1895: (Merrick Co.)

At Republican caucus last Saturday night:
N. L. SQUIER rec'd nomination for township clerk.
W. E. KERR for justice of peace.
L. TOWSLEE for assessor.
A. McQUEEN for supervisor.
Others on ballot:
M. W. MILLIMAN            C. W. BOWLBY        William YEOMAN
C. N. POWERS              D. J. TOWSLEE       Fred BRUNO
E. F. BATES               D. KEARNS           Y. P. YEOMAN
F. P. NELSON              Geo. HUTCHINGS      F. S. ROSSITER
C. WOOSTER                C. U. CARSON

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NE Ancestree Vol 2, no. 2, page 69 - Fall 1979
Submitted by: Miss Clarice Anderson, Blair, NE

SCHOOL CENSUS DIST, #35, 1885, Washington County, Known as the Rispin School
Name of Parent        Name of Youth            Male     Female 
J. W. FOSTER             Sarah ESLIC                        17 
                         Christ SWANSON          14  
Munson WILEY             Mary Elizabeth WILEY               13 
                         Eveline WILEY                      10 
                         Edith WILEY                         9 
                         William WILEY            7  
                         Morgan ANDERSON          8  
                         Veldora ANDERSON                   13 
                         Duncan ANDERSON          5  
George SCHMID            George B. SCHMID        16  
                         Joseph H. SCHMID        13  
                         Charles M. SCHMID       11  
                         Charstine SCHMID                    5 
Lars HANSON              Mary HANSON                        12 
                         Albert HANSON            9  
Nichlas DISCH            Mary DISCH                         13 
                         Alphus DISCH            12  
                         Joseph DISCH            10  
                         Harry DISCH              8  
Rasmus Peter ANDERSON    Andrew ANDERSON         10  
                         Annie ANDERSON                      8 
                         Kyristine ANDERSON                  6 
Lars CHRISTEASEN         Freddie CHRISTEASEN     14  
                         Mary CHRISTEASEN                   11 
Andrew KNUDSON           Charles Peter KNUDSEN   10  
                         Peter KNUDSON            6  
B. C. MARSHALL           Fredrick MARSHALL        7  
                         James MARSHALL           5  
Christopher BRAGMANN     Emma BRAGMANN                       9 
John C. ANGERSON         Anna ANGERSON                       9 
Joseph JESGOWAK          Frank JESGOWAK              
                         Julia JESGOWAK              
                         John JESGOWAK               
                         Matilda JESGOWAK            
                         Andrew JESGOWAK             
O. ANDERSON              Louie OLESON            13  
Lars PETERSON            Nulos PETERSON           8  
                         Christ PETERSON          6  
John KOETZ               Peter NELSON            19  
Christ GOSCH             Mary GOSCH                          5 
Henry WHENDT             Dora WHENDT                         5 
Whalker CLAAR            Artie CLAAR              5  
Alfred LACRONE           Alphus LACRONE           5  
Claus SCHLAPKOHL         Caroline SCHLAPKOHL                17 
                         Julius SCHLAPKOHL       11  
                         Annie MISFELDT                     10 
Peter RASMUSSEN          Mary Ann OSTERGOER                 10 
Chris RASMUSSEN          Jens Peter OSTERGOER    12  
Census for yr. ending April 6, 1885, prepared by Martin RISPIN, Director.
Officers: Andrew KNUDSON, Moderator; John KLOETZ, Treas. 
Teacher: Elvira MARSHALL  
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NE Ancestree Vol 2, no. 2, page 70 - Fall 1979
Submitted by: Mrs. Ann Reinert, Lincoln

Notes from a conference regarding
"The Advantages of Interpendence Between Professional Historians and Genealogists".

   In his address at the Annual Meeting of the American Historical Assoc. in 1962 entitled, "The Great Mutation", Carl BRUDENBAUGH, Professor at Brown University, expressed the fear that the speed of social change was creating a chasm between the recent past and the remote past which could not be bridged by future historians. He felt they might be unable to recapture enough sense of the past to permit them to relate it to their readers for they would be unable to feel and to understand it themselves. His solution to this problem of the continuity of our shared culture was for the historical profession, the preservers, the recorders, the interpreters, and the teachers of the past to become more dependent upon the history of individuals and the family. The study of families would show the real social conditions of the society. (American Historical Review, v. 68, #2, Jan. 1963.)

   In 1974 two papers were presented at the Society of American Archivists meeting in Toronto. Kirk JEFFREY, Professor of History at Carlton College, pointed out the necessity for the establishment of an ideal of the past which can be used as a comparative base for understanding the present. He also stressed that the family is the link to the larger social structure. (American Archivist, v. 48, A, Oct, 1975.) Professor David E. KYVIG of the University of Akron enumerated the various topics which may be studied using family units as the foundation: cohesiveness of the family, decision making, social - economic - and geographic mobility, educational and religious practice, definition of sex roles, political - social and cultural attitudes, varieties of immigrant experience role of women, and relative strengths of community and individuality.

   He proposed that a concerted effort be made to promote and collect non-traditional materials such as family biographies and autobiographies, and oral history, for these would tell about attitudes and culture which is difficult to find in traditional records. In his opinion the promotion and collection of a large group of these individual histories for a particular community would be of great research value for they would be a consolidated sample of cultural information. The side benefit would also be important for as families became conscious of their own valuable records, these records could then be made available to research institutions for others to use. (American Archivist, v. 48, #4, Oct. 1975.)

   Samuel P. HAYES wrote a series of articles in Prologue, the Journal of the National Archives (Spring, Summer, Fall 1975) and explained that now when historians are looking to records of individuals, the genealogists are also beginning to become very interested in family groups rather than a particular historic ancestor and are researching migration groups rather than a particular ancestor and are revealing migration and community records. The opportunity for cooperation has never been greater for both historians and genealogists need to use similar records.

   It should be understood that for several generations genealogists have been helping to salvage records which have provided crucial evidence for social historians. They have indexed local census, marriage, birth and death records. They have located cemeteries and transcribed inscriptions. They have had county histories and atlases reprinted as well as numerous family histories have been published. Now, more than ever, both the genealogists and historians need to preserve and organize the same records.

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"The Advanatges of Interpendencs" cont'd.

   But, they can give even more assistance to each other. The genealogists can provide the 'raw' data of individuals and families which the historian can use in studying such topics as migration patterns, vertical mobility, changes in family size and life cycle, and the impact of modernization on traditional values. The historian, in turn, can assist the genealogist by giving a wider dimension to genealogy and encouraging the genealogist to not only include brief biographical sketches of birth, death, marriage, number of children, places of migration, and occupation, but also to include education, religion, recreation, community activities, physical descriptions of housing, farm, or community.

   In the past 20 years, social historians have turned toward the study of lives of ordinary people and family units. Two examples are the Philip GREVEN study of Andover, MA, which relied heavily on the local histories and genealogies of the 19th century of that region, and the John MODEL study which used the 1820 census of Indiana to construct the family structure showing fertility on the American frontier in the early 19th century. There are many more studies recently published or in progress which use the family unit.

   As you know, the number of persons interested in genealogy has grown tremendously in the past several years, I believe the current popularity of "Roots" is not a fad which will soon be forgotten. Educated persons with more leisure time are discovering that genealogy is a fascinating hobby. With the ever-increasing availability of records for them to search and the realization that their pursuit will lead them down endless, intriguing avenues of interest, many modern genealogists will become good amateur historians and will be willing and able to assist the professional historians with the preservation, organization, and the creation of invaluable research materials.

NE Ancestree Vol 2, no. 2, page 71 - Fall 1979
Submitted by: Mrs, Lucile Churchill Bates, Beatrice

"Souvenir" School booklet of Charles CHURCHILL. Prairie Glenn Public School, Dist. #75, Johnson County.
Term 12 September 1904 - 26 April 1905.
Teacher: Ada Rosetta BASH (photo on cover).

Arthur STARKEBAUM         Ella JOEKEL         Lloyd RICHARDSON
Russell RICHARDSON        Ida STARKEBAUM      Augusta JOEKEL
Ernest STARKEBAUM         Lora CHURCHILL      Laura JOEKEL
Pearl BEACH               Edwin STARKEBAUM    Meta STARKEBAUM
Thomas RICHARDSON         Russell JOSE        Letha SHIVERS
Fay BACON                 Wayne RICHARDSON
Members of School Board: August BIESEMEIER, M. G. BASH, John JOEKEL.

The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see,	
                                                Winston CHURCHILL

The history of the world is the record of man in quest of his daily bread and butter.  
                                               Hendrik VAN LOON
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NE Ancestree Vol 2, no. 2, page 72 - Fall 1979
Submitted by: Mrs. Ann Maxfield, Kearney, NE

From THE NEW ERA-STANDARD, Kearney, Buffalo Co, NE, Wed., 9 June 1909
     Frank E. BEEMAN, attorney, Native of Ohio; graduated 1887 at Ann Arbor, MI, admitted to bar shortly thereafter; in Nebraska for 21 yrs. A. G. BOWER, undertaker & embalmer in Kearney for 12 yrs. Native of Indiana. In business in Butler Co. previously. Sons Vern R., is associated with father in business, Vern is youngest licensed embalmer in Nebraska, having received his permit in 1906 at age 17.

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