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   FEBRUARY  2003

10 February 2003 Meeting 7 p.m.
Mares Meeting Room
1722 East 19-Fremont NE

Program: Penny postal cards worth more now than just a penny!! Lots of info in the
photos of way back.

Browse Nite: 24 February 2003  7 p.m.

What a delightful meeting we had with a program presented by Steve Bunck! Cameras were the main topic and he did a super job. We learned about the old cameras and the new digital cameras. He also showed us how to re-produce old documents using the camera. Some of our old documents are too fragile to be scanned and use of the camera to shoot a picture of the old document certainly saves it. Thanks Steve!

We had faces in attendance that we don't generally see at the meetings. This is good.

Hand outs were given to those attending regarding the latest web sites for Wisconsin. The State Historical Society has many free items out there, so-o if you have roots in Wisconsin, this is a new find.

The scanning is moving along, Claire is now in the "V" alphabet and will soon end those clippings, but she has almost "30" more drawers to put out on our web site. It is our plan to also put out the 1885 NE Census for the following counties: Dodge, Colfax, Cuming, Saunders, and Butler. These were transcribed by members of our society and are on 3 x 5 cards.

We have three upcoming celebrations in February, the birthdays of our past President's George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and don't forget Valentine's Day!


St Louis MO Gen Society - "Thanks to the kindness of an anonymous donor, the National Genealogical Society (NGS) has an even bigger circulating collection. Any researcher can borrow a book from the 1500 new volumes through interlibrary loan. NGS has already begun the time-consuming task of adding the new book titles to its online library catalog:

The circulating collection is located at the St Louis County Library in St Louis, Missouri. E-mail the St Louis County Library at:

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IGS Newsletter Jan 2003(CA)

A website provides an index to what City Directories and County Directories exist, and what repository has copies of them. If you cannot visit a library holding one that you want to examine, you can order a search online for a fee. Take a look at:

Claire has not tried any of these sites - you are on your own!


The main bridge across Platte river has been closed to traffic today. Whatever traffic has passed that direction, has crossed the river on the ice. NO teams have attempted this. Mail Carrier Forney, who goes across into Saunders county, made his regular trip this morning on horseback, and succeeded in picking his way across on the ice with a horse.


Albert D Stoltenberg to Pauline Rodewald on Feb 03
Oswald F Uehling to Anna M Schellenberg on Feb 11
James F Reddy to Rittie O'Connor on Feb 11
Will Staver to Nettie Stiber on Feb 11
Geo L Perkins to May Webster on Feb 11
Thos F Hyland to Mary A Mader on Feb 11
Geo G McVicker to Della M Peters on Feb 12
Laurits Larsen to Caroline Jorgensen on Feb 14
Geo Baumann to Mary M Roubal on Feb 17
Charles Faist to Annie Studt on Feb 17
James B Seeley to Magdalene V Johnson on Feb 1903
Bertie Butterfield to Rose Patterson on Feb 18
LeRoy Samson to Adaline McConnell on Feb 18
Henry Doane to Bertha M Myers on Feb 18
J J Shanahan to Rose Kilker on Feb 18
Albert Darrah to Lou Miller on Feb 19
J Diedrich Voigt to Anna Schreinert on Feb 20
Frank Euse to Gertrude Schneider on Feb 24
Henry G Borcher to Meta Tonjes on Feb 24
Adolph Studt to Minnie Hinrichsen on Feb 25
August Rose to Dora Tiedamann on Feb 25
John F Rosman to Maggie Reints on Feb 25
B M Rohrbaugh to Flora May Campbell on Feb 26

Mr J J Shanahan of Morse Bluff and Miss Rose Kilker of this city were united in marriage at the North Bend Catholic church Wednesday at 10 a.m., Father McCarthy of Schuyler officiating. A reception was given in the evening at Morse Bluff, where they will reside in the future.

- Fremont Tribune 20 Feb 1903 4:5


An older friend, recently returned from her hometown in North Carolina, says they've spruced up the churchyard cemetery since her last visit several years back. "Lots of new greenery," she said. "And families are together now."

"Together?" I asked, puzzled.

"Well, years ago they never much worried where they buried someone because everyone was a neighbor anyhow. They'd just dig a grave wherever it seemed to balance things. But, they've redone it so people are with their children and grandchildren, instead of scattered."

"You mean they exhumed all those people and buried them?"

"Oh no, she said. "They just shifted the headstones. Everyone agrees it looks ever so much nicer."

thanks to Gloria Jacoby, which she found under RootsWeb Review Jan of

flower.GIF (943 bytes)OUR SYMPATHY

To: Member Regina Stodola in the loss of her husband, Richard on 3 Jan 2003.

To: Ron & Jan Schindler in the loss of Ron's father, Lester on 15 Jan 2003.
Copyright 2002,2003 Claire Mares

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