December 2005

 There will be no meetings during the month of December, due to the holidays.

The November meeting was well received, and many timely items were found through the summer months , with members adding to their family histories.  Several family books were completed and printed, reunions again seem to be a place of gathering information.  New photos have been located of descendants which were important and finally found.  Perseverance is something everyone needs in doing genealogy.  It will eventually win out .



Descendants of John DAYKIN 1701-1779 covering the Yorkshire Dales in England - 2005.

Decipher German Records-  This is an updated book that was written by Edna Bentz.  Her daughter Tamara J Bentz made an update of the book and one is now on our shelf - 2005.

Our three new microfilms were received from the Nebraska State Historical Society.  They cover the Fremont Weekly Tribune  as follows:

Reel 3  May 11, 1883 thru Jun 30, 1886

Reel 4  Jul 4, 1886 thru Aug 29, 1889

Reel 5  Sep 5, 1889 thru Feb 27, 1892

The films are reported, by Jeff Kappeler, as very good copies.


26 Dec 1901

From the issue of the NEWS dated Dec 26, 1884:


Rev Mr Ferguson, of Michigan, and Miss Maggie Maxwell, daughter of Judge Samuel Maxwell, were united in marriage at Fremont last week.


A snowy mantle of the purest white bedecking the earth characterized Christmas day.  Interesting exercises were held at the Methodist and Congregational churches Christmas Eve.  A Christmas tree was arranged for at the German Lutheran church northwest of town of which Rev Mr Fricke is the pastor.


From the issue of the NEWS dated Dec 27, 1885:



Following pupils of the Scribner school were neither absent nor tardy during the past month:  Higher department:  Willie Inches, Robert Smith, Clistie Horton, Jessie Inches, Effie Smith, John Burns, Willie Schoeneck.  Intermediate:  Otto Dallman, Fred Inches, Reinhold Kurtz, Frankie Gardanier, Willie Drishaus, Arthur Schoeneck, Edith Horton.  Primary:  Eddie Horton, Otto Meilenz, Eddie Ostenberg, Albert Dallman, Helen Inches, Oliver McBain, Royal Moody, Carrie Neff.


Prof Keplinger was presented with a fine photograph album by his pupils at the close of the term of school last Friday. 


Both dances last night were well attended.  The one at Milligan's hall was managed by John Jones while the proprietor himself was in charge of that at Borkenhagen's hall.


Scribner had a blaze yesterday morning.  The fire started in Herman Busch's meat market and the building is a total loss.


Horton & Gardanier have recently finished a fine new prescription case in their drug store.




Herman G Peterson to Dorothy A Brunswick on 5 Dec
Johann Herman Harms to Della Mary Cox on 5 Dec
Carl Maves to Mrs Anna Klinker on 5 Dec
Frank W Bullock to Mrs Nancy G Herman on 6 Dec
John Joseph Fletcher to Grace L Baxter on 7 Dec
Will Conrad to Ida Fischer on 10 Dec
Henry M Weeks to Marguerite Molkenthin on 11 Dec
George T Wigington to Ora V Scott on 12 Dec
Charles H Olsen to Chrissie Brown on 18 Dec
Oscar M Waller to Mrs Ollie Briggs on 18 Dec
Roberts Jens to Nellie James on 19 Dec
George A Linn to Mable E Hester on 20 Dec
Andrew C Nelson to Emma Henrichsen on 20 Dec
William Brozovsky to Bessie Dostal on 21 Dec
Theodore C Schmidt to Ragnhild Anderson on 21 Dec
John Edgar Fullick to Eva Mae Day on 23 Dec
George E Schwenk to Ruby V Quinn on 23 Dec
Fred Wood to Lucie Tarpenning on 24 Dec
Elmer J Kellner to Alida A Hahlbeck on 25 Dec
William A Divine to Mabel Alice Chalmers on 25 Dec
Anders P Overgaard to Gertrude Fleming on 25 Dec
Andrew Anderson to Amanda Franklin on 27 Dec
Andrew  T Baldwin to Mrs Mary Olive Brown on 31 Dec



  The marriage of Miss Nellie James and Robert L Jens took place at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon at the home of the bride's brother, Marion O James, the Rev C W Weyer of the First Presbyterian church officiating.  The couple stood in the back parlor under a canopy of foliage and carnations, being unattended and taking their places without formality.  The bride wore a neatly-fitting traveling gown of green broadcloth.  About twenty of the relatives and close friends witnessed the ceremony, which was followed by the serving of a tempting luncheon.  The rooms were decorated with pink and white carnations.

The bride is favorably known in Fremont and is a prepossessing young woman.  She attended the public schools several years and was graduated with the high school class of '03, supplementing her education with a commercial course at Fremont college.  For several months prior to her wedding she served most efficiently as stenographer in the office of the Hammond & Stephens Co.  The groom is a son of Mr & Mrs August Jens and is engaged in conducting a suitorium on Sixth street.  He attended the high school and was prominent in athletics when this branch was a factor in the schools.  He is a bright and capable young man.

   The couple have gone to Oklahoma city on a honeymoon trip, where they will be guests of Mrs Jens' sister, Mrs J H Duden, for two weeks.  On their return they will reside at Tenth street and Nye avenue where they will be at home to their friends after November(?) 1.

   The wedding took place a day in advance of the announcements, this move being precautionary against a charivari party that have been planned by a number of Mr Jens' friends.  The charivari was avoided, but the couple did not wholly escape the proposed pranks, there being a jolly sendoff for them at the union passenger station.

   Their trunks were bedecked with posters and telephone messages were sent to acquaintances of theirs in Omaha.


Noted in Fremont Tribune 23 December 1905  5:3
Copyright - Claire Mares

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