month gone by - but it has been busy at the ENGS library. Several
researchers have been in seeking information on their families.
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.
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.
Clifford F Hepburn
7406 Prine Dr, SW
Olympia WA 98512-7540
1406 Woodlawn Dr
Fremont NE 68025-5927
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
are items located in the IGS Newsletter(CA) July issue 2006 - You might
wish to give them a try.
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:
should be able to make your searches more effective, and suggest a
special "trick" or two.
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 :
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.
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
Hands are at Work for Six Weeks
Average Yield of Corn Will Be Heavier than Last Year - Half Machinery
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
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
COUNTY NEBRASKA MARRIAGES
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
MAPLEGROVE and MAPLEVILLE
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
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
TWISTER DOES SOME
Small Tornado Wrecks Dwelling House and
Two Barns and Pulls Up Windmill Pump.
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.
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.
Jack Cruickshank's farm near Webster a windmill was blown over and the
pipe pulled out of the ground.
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
North Bend (NE) Eagle 10 July 1902 1:3