August  2006

Another month gone by - but it has been busy at the ENGS library.  Several researchers have been in seeking information on their families.

 The new copier for the Ridge cemetery is being used at their office.  I visited with Jim Clarke the other day and he said it was wonderful, to have someone come in searching for their families and be able to make copies of the Ridge records for them - prior to this time, they had to sit down and write off the information.  We are so glad that use is being made of something long coming to your office, Jim.  Incidentally, this is not connected to their office computer. 

John C Fremont Days were held on July 14-16th here in Fremont and well attended.  A friend of our Society from California was here and was one of the speakers at Keene Memorial Library on the 16th.  Eugene Miller has been busy gathering facts for his book  "Railroad 1869" which will be out in 2007-8.  Eugene had his first book "Photographer of the Early West-  The Story of Arundel Hull" for sale, with the proceeds to Friends of the Library at Keene Library.  His ancestry goes back to Arundel C Hull, a photographer who located in Fremont during the year of 1867.    While I had not met Eugene Miller until July 16th, I did meet his sister Millicent Miller Saccio in 2004 and helped her with some of her needs as to the Hull family, here in Fremont during the early years.

F-95   Clifford F Hepburn

          7406 Prine Dr, SW

          Olympia WA  98512-7540


F-96  Peg Steffensmeier

         1406 Woodlawn Dr

         Fremont NE  68025-5927

 Added to our collection of CD's is the The Complete Book of Immigrants, 1607 - 1776 by Peter Wilson Coldham.  There are 4 volumes and include all or some of the following:  Name, Occupation, Residence, Destination, Age, Source citation, Ship, Date of emigration. 

  Completion by the Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc

Following are items located in the IGS Newsletter(CA)  July issue 2006 - You might wish to give them a try.

 NEED HELP LEARNING TO USE THE INTERNET?  - If you feel a bit hesitant or limited in your ability to find information on the Internet, you might like to explore a site that gives you step-by-step instructions in using various resources.  It will lead you one step at a time through whatever resource you wish to explore.  Go to:

This site should be able to make your searches more effective, and suggest a special "trick" or two.

 BOSTON PASSENGER MANIFEST LISTS - Over a million persons immigrated through the port of Boston between January 1848 and July 1891.  Volunteers are creating an online index of those persons from the Passenger Manifest Index Cards at the Massachusetts State Archive.  The project is ongoing, but you may check out the part that has already been entered at :

You may search by name (given, last, or initial), ship name, date of arrival or departure, age, country of origin, destination, companions, occupation, etc - this is from Der Ahnenforscher, Ger Genea Gr., Dec '05.  It was printed in the IGS July 2006 issue of their Newsletter.




Webster, Aug 18-Lightning struck the barn of J W Hall last evening about 7 o'clock and it was burned down.  The horses were all gotten out but about 1,000 bushels of oats and some harness were burned and the barn was full of hay.  Willis Arthur was passing by from town and took shelter in the barn.  He was in it when it was struck and was knocked down.  He was badly stunned for a while.  His load of coal and wagon were also burned.

   Fremont Tri-Weekly Tribune  22 Aug 1906  2:2     


Eighty Hands are at Work for Six Weeks

The Average Yield of Corn Will Be Heavier than Last Year - Half Machinery Being Used.


   The campaign at the canning factory has begun, the machinery having been put in operation yesterday.  About eighty hands are at work busily engaged in putting the corn through the several processes leading up to its being canned and shipped.  Charles Cuykendall, a brother of Mr Cuykendall of the firm, Cuykendall & McWade, is superintending the factory.

   The corn crop this year is considerably better than that of last year, though here is not so large an acreage of it.  The average yield will be heavier to the acre and farmers will get more money.  Owing to the smaller acreage, only one line of the machinery will be operated, the present campaign.  The campaign will last six weeks.

             Fremont Tri-Weekly Tribune  24 Aug 1906  3:5


100 Years Ago  Book 11

Charles E Westphalen to Louise Orr on 01 Aug
William M Wilds to H Opal Sas on 02 Aug
Charles F Nestel to Cora V Bates on 06 Aug
David S Pritchard to Geneva Stewart on 06 Aug
Benjamin C Schlecht to Rosie Hronek on 07 Aug
Herman Meyer to Mae Haney on 08 Aug
Jack L Martinson to Rose E Ruppert on 08 Aug
Matthew Sands to Lucy Springer on 09 Aug
Walter J Bartlett to Edith E Hart on 14 Aug
Lewis T Johnson to Bertha M Welle on 15 Aug
Lincoln Edwards to Eva Mary Whittock on 20 Aug
Samuel T Wilson to Pearl Brooks on 22 Aug
William A Rayls to Anna M Malchow on 14 Aug
George W Morris to Edith M Thrane on 27 Aug
Charles S Roberts to Edna Myrtle John on 27 Aug
Fred C Basler to Maude Johnson on 29 Aug
Ernest C Sexton to Effie Wickershan on 29 Aug
Arthur O Olson to Grace Watson on 30 Aug


8 Aug - Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock the marriage of Miss Louise Orr to Mr Charles Westphalen took place at the home of the bride's parents.  The bride was dressed in white lawn and lace and the groom in black. Miss Clara Westphalen, sister of the groom, acted as maid of honor and Robert Orr, brother of the bride, was best man.  The ceremony was performed by Rev Grey.  Only relatives and a few close friends were in attendance.  The friends of the young couple wish them a happy prosperous life.

          Fremont Tribune  08 Aug 1906  4:3


County Judge Stinson yesterday issued a marriage license to Arthur Odin Olson and Grace Watson, both of this city.  After the license was ready the judge married them, making three couples spliced within two days.  He is becoming quite popular as a welder of destinies.

        Fremont Daily Herald  31 Aug 1906  6:1



 Small Tornado Wrecks Dwelling House and Two Barns and Pulls Up Windmill Pump.

   A small tornado got in some destructive work north of town about 1 o'clock Saturday morning.  It appears to have struck first at John Tomacek's farm five miles northwest of town where it blew the barn off its foundation and left it quite badly wrecked.  A path about fifty feet wide was cut through a fine grove of trees near the barn.

   The next place where it struck and the place where the most damage was done, was at Will Catherwood's place about six miles north of town on the edge of the bluffs.  Here a new barn had been built and a handsome new house was near completion.  Both were badly damaged.  The west end of the house was moved around about fifteen feet to the north-east, the chimneys were blown off and the staging somewhat damaged.  No one was in the house at the time.  The whole top of the barn was blown off and carried a distance of about 120 yards to the north and torn to pieces.  The main part of the barn was moved about fifteen feet to the east of its foundation.  The barn was not yet in use and nothing was in it.

   At Jack Cruickshank's farm near Webster a windmill was blown over and the pipe pulled out of the ground.

   The same storm struck an Elkhorn 4th of July excursion train near Hooper and almost brought it to a standstill.  The train was considerably shaken up and the passengers badly frightened.  Some telegraph poles along the line were blown over.  Nobody is reported as having been hurt.  The damage at the Catherwood place will probably exceed $500.

   North Bend (NE) Eagle  10 July 1902  1:3
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