1722 East 19th
PROGRAM: 7:00 p.m. Speaker will be Jeff Kappeler. Jeff has so many programs, he isn't sure which will be presented.
BROWSE NITE: 24 Apr 2000, 7:00 p.m.
The meeting went well, in spite that many of our officers were absent - the Travel Series at Midland College was on Greece and it certainly sounded better than ďCemetery Tips.Ē
Claire explained the importance of doing rubbing of the OLD markers and had a classic example. In the early 1970ís she visited the grave of her 3rd great grandmother and the marker was in excellent condition. When she returned to view the marker in 1990ís with her sister, it was verily readable, she did a rubbing then, but should have done so at the time of the camera photo. New paper for doing rubbings is on the market and so easy to do. It is found at the monument companies.
The program ended with a showing of some of her slides on cemetery markers, world-wide.
Margie tells me this will be your last newsletter and no additional
Roots & Leaves. If there is red on your label, this is your last
call on dues, $15.00 for renewal. Send your renewals to Margie Sobotka,
8686 N 204, Elkhorn NE 68022-3900.
Noted in the Fremont Tribune 16 May 1911 2:2
HOLDS RECORD FOR SPEED - Engineer
Wheeler, who runs into Fremont every other day on express train No 23,
holds the record for speed on the Northwestern. While running a passenger
train between Boone Ia, and Chicago, Engineer Wheeler maintained a speed
of 78 miles an hour. - No 23 is now one of the fastest trains on the road.
Several days ago with Engineer Schultze at the throttle it made the last
51 miles into Fremont in 50 minutes, making two stops on the way.
TIPS TO CONSIDER
When photocopying items from books, etc in a library, make a copy of the cover page, which should contain not only the title, but the author, publisher and date published, information which is often forgotten to be written down. Add the call number and you have your source documented. You might also note the library, location and date copies.
Be sure to use Archival safe sleeves when placing your paperwork in the family book. Archival paper is also a good idea to use, expensive, but worth it.
Donít forget to check out our quarterly exchange area, We have considerable quarterlies on file from over the U.S., ask Claire where they are, for she moved them for extra space for books. (She took over the library that her husband used, on the north side) Still to be noted, are the States so you donít have to look at each issue.
ON THE SHELF
Herbert Ritthaler donated a book to our Society that was written by our Mae Ritthaler, unfortunately she passed away just prior to the printing. It is a beautiful book and we are proud to place it on our shelf, it is entitled The Ritthaler Family - 300 Years.
Some of our books in the old stapled bound type have now been put into
three ring notebooks into archival sleeves for easier reading and copying.
It takes much time to file and check the books for repair, but slowly it
is being accomplished.
BOOK 9-DODGE COUNTY NE
Meyer Berman/Rosie Cohn on 01 April
is extended to Adelaide Low who lost her mother, Erna Von Seggern Dec 6,
1999. Erna at one time was a member of our society, and Adelaide
continues her membership.
The following letters remain uncalled for in the Fremont postoffice
for the week ending April 24, 1901:
Persons calling for the above will please say ďadvertised.Ē
Every great achievement was once Impossible.
|THE INTERNET CONNECTION
by Renee Bunck
Could one of these men be your
Civil War ancestor?
There are 62 individual photos plus 3 group photos that have been removed from the deteriorating album and scanned for this project. Most of the photos have the name of the civil war veteran written on the back while some also include a list of the veteran's battles. The original photos will be on file at the May Museum. A special "Thank You" to Patty Manhart, Jeff Kappeler, and Claire Mares for making this project possible.
The index pages to the album list name, rank, company, regiment, state, enlistment, and discharge dates for over 100 members of the post. An alphabetized version of the album index has been published on the Dodge County NEGenWeb site along with an Official List of Dodge County Pensioners from the Fremont World Herald - Jan 24, 1884 and the 1890 Reconstructed Dodge County Veterans Census. They will soon be joined by Claireís Index to Civil War Veterans buried in Dodge County. You might also want to follow the link Beyond Dodge County to the NEGenWeb Project Resource Centerís Military Page, compiled by Ted & Carole Miller, where lots more Nebraska military information can be found.
A copy of the index and photos has been added to the Eastern Nebraska Genealogical Society library.
|According to information on this January 1923 group photo of surviving
post members, McPherson Post #4 was chartered Nov. 2, 1876 and had
a total membership of 301.
Other Additions to Dodge County NEGenWeb:
Volunteers Claire Mares, Petey Crowshaw of Fremont, NE and Marilyn Estrada of Phoenix, AZ have recently added several more cemeteries to the tombstone information available online. Claire typed an index to Fremontís Ridge Cemetery and Pottersfield, while Petey added the North Bendís Miller-Sloss and Uehling Baptist Cemeteries. Marilyn typed Bethel Methodist and Bluffs Cemeteries. Access to free research material online continues to grow as these volunteers and others offer more help with the project.
Latest Addition to NEGenWeb Resource Center On-Line Library:
Journals of the Nebraska State Historical Society
NSHS started publishing monthly journals titled "Nebraska History and Record of Pioneer Days" for members in February 1918. Eight were distributed that year, & were collectively considered Vol I.
If you have not visited the On-Line Library, plan to do so soon. Iím sure you will be amazed by the complete historical books and journals offered online. This site is also compiled by Ted & Carole Miller, longtime ENGS members who just happen to live in CA.
Return to the Dodge county NEGenWeb site