8 April 2002 7:00 p.m.
Mares Meeting Room-1722 E 19
Program: PAPER PRESERVATION- an
important item for everyone.
BROWSE NITE: 22 April 2002 7 p.m.
March meeting was on the Calendar changes from Julian to Gregorian and
how it affects research, whether in the US Colonies or from the Fatherland.
The colonies did not adopt the Gregorian calendar until 1752, thus from
1 Jan until 24 March you would find the year dates written as such:
1676/77 or 1711/12. Handouts were given to those who were in attendance.
We have a very good program for April on how to preserve your paperwork.
There will also be handouts.
Noted in the 20 Apr 1899 Hooper Sentinel
The twelve new war ships, recently authorized by congress, and which
are not under construction have been named by President McKinley as follows:
Battleships – Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Georgia; armored cruisers –
West Virginia, Nebraska and California; cruisers – Denver, Des Moines,
Chattanooga, Galveston, Tacoma and Cleveland. The Nebraska is an
armored cruiser of 12,000 tons displacement, manned with the heaviest and
most powerful ordnance used on that class of vessels.
We are pleased to announce that Marlene Heinsohn is now out of the hospital,
after an almost two month stint. She remarked,
she missed “winter.” She is temporarily using a walker, but will
soon graduate to that of a cane and then hopefully she will shed that piece
from Colfax County Press, Clarkson NE 11 Apr 2001
under Old Files January 1, 1931
An unclaimed legacy of nearly $30,000 awaits the lost son and daughters
of H I Hunt, 72 year old recluse who died here, if the relatives can be
Authorities launched a drive to find the son, Howard Hunt, and two daughters.
If they are found they will be the beneficiaries of a fortune that has
been hoarded up for over a quarter of a century.
Futile efforts were made to locate the son in Peabody, KS, where he
was said to have lived, and the two missing daughters, reported to be at
Garden City KS were unheard of.
Hunt made the boast that he could “live on fifty cents a day,” to some
of his closest friends here. His life of being a miser and hermit
was brought to an end by starvation and uremic poisoning, physicians said.
The fortune was hidden in a tin box in his little one-room shanty here
in town. Only after he was taken to the hospital could the rumor
that he had once been left a large fortune by a brother be verified.
Hunt was a former telegraph operator here. He was married twice,
tho the whereabouts of his former wives, should they be alive is unknown.
Newman Grove Reptr.
Betty J Low
P O Box 97
Battle Creek NE 68715-0097
Mrs Sandee Berger
3513 Honeysuckle Ave
Chino Hills CA 91709
630 County Road Q
Yutan NE 68073-5017
DODGE COUNTY NE MARRIAGES
100 YEARS AGO
Book 10 – April 1902
William A McHenry to Lizzie Graber on 1 April
John M Toner to Carrie Dodendorf on 2 April
Emil Oberg to Ida Christenson on 2 April
John H Schurman to Marie Luthans on 8 April
Harry L Himes to Julia Good Doyle on 14 April
Herman Galler to Mrs Annie Schulz on 14 April
J A Kinney to Nora Enger on 16 April
C G Treskow to Annie Kitzerow on 16 April
Adolph Folda to Bessie Prucha on 21 April
August F Engelbrecht to Minnie Baumann on 23 April
Louis Janovec to Mary Bauman on 28 April
Arnold J Von Seggern to Ida W Diedrichsen on 30 April
“H/F” after a person’s name in marriage and birth records stands for
the term “handfast,” a form of uncanonical, private or even probationary
form of marriage. It was a way of announcing a union between a man
and woman who wished to live together as husband and wife before receiving
the blessing of the church. The couple would stand before a group
of their peers, hold their clasped hands above their heads, and state their
intentions. The agreement was good for a year and a day, or
until a minister arrived to perform the rites of the church. If,
at the end of the specified time, each wished to go his own way, they could
do so with no ties. Regardless of what happened, any child born of
a Handfast couple was considered legitimate and would inherit. Tree
Trackers, Sp 1991 via Tri-Corner Connections of Feb 1995.
SOURCE MAIDEN NAME
In the lower left-hand corner of most deeds, you will find signatures
of two to four witnesses. The first one is always from the husband’s
side. The next on is always from the wife’s side. That is to
protect her one-third dower right under the law. Nothing will give
greater clues to maiden names than witnesses to old wills.
MORTGAGES – In the 1800’s and before, it was traditional when the daughter
got married, as a part of her dowry, for the father to either cover the
loan or carry the note for his son-in-law. If you know the husband’s
name but not the wife’s maiden name, find out to whom they are making their
mortgage payment. About 70% of the time it will be her father.. From
Ancestors Unlimited via Platte Valley Kin Seekers Spring 2002.
REGISTER WOMEN ALIEN ENEMIES
Those of German Citizenship Must Report to Postmaster
Registration of alien women starting June 17 and ending June
26. All native citizens denizens or of subject of the German empire
or of the imperial German government, being females of the age of 14 years
and upwards, who are within the United States and not actually naturalized
as American citizens, are required to register as German alien females.
Wives of alien enemy men will have to register. Whether
they are Americans or not, at the time of their marriage, the ceremony
uniting them to a foreigner has made them a foreigner.
On the other hand, the marriage of an alien enemy female to
a citizen of the United States naturalizes her; providing said marriage
took place before the United States entered the war.
A woman born in the United States, irrespective of her parentage,
is an American and is not a German alien, unless she has become naturalized
in Germany, or has married a subject of Germany who has not acquired naturalization.
All those that receive their mail at the Hooper postoffice or
routes will have to register the Hooper postoffice.
C G Fritz, Postmaster