THE FOURTH OF JULY 2003!
June meeting was a most interesting one and presented by Renee Bunck at the Midland
Lutheran College Library. We watched a very
informative tape on Digital Imaging for Genealogy.
covered all prices of cameras and what they can produce and then it expanded into
scanners, zoom lens and the final outcome of the inexpensive cameras to the latest in
technology. Renee had some photos that she
had taken with her Nikon and photographing a nest of robins in a neighboring tree. Hard to believe that it was a good 50 feet away,
but she experimented with the used of a scope and her digital camera and her results were
Renee for making this a lovely evening, even though many had tongue in cheek and an eye on
the weather. Our weather here in eastern
Nebraska hasnt been the greatest for traveling in the evening.
This VHS tape can be loaned out to the members to view.
If you are thinking of a new camera, you might want to check the tape out
before you make a final selection.
received word that Alan Thomsen underwent surgery in Omaha and we wish him the very best
recovery. We are all pulling for you, Alan. Our best to wife, Lorene, and if she needs help,
just give Claire a call.
Sobotkas husband, Rudie, has been in and out of the hospital in Omaha and hopefully
will be going back to his home at Elkhorn, in the near future.
is an enclosure with this letter, it lists the donations of microfilm that Margie has
given to our Society. Margie is downsizing
her material and we will certainly benefit from her decisions. Many thanks, Margie!. She is now gleaning out books and some of this
material is finding its way to our library. We
will be purchasing a new bookcase for additional books and help relieve our tight shelves.
on the shelf
of Uehling, Nebraska has been received and is now on the shelf.
Veterans Memorial-Directory of Names. There are over 58,000 veterans listed in this large
book and will be on our shelf with our other military books.
society had a very interesting lady who was working on her ancestors that arrived in 1857. Ardundel C Hull, a photographer, along with the J
Towner Smith, E N Morse, Alanson Miller and Joel Green, all who are part of her family
ancestors. We were most happy that our
tickler files produced much needed information for her.
Millicent Miller Sacio traveled here from Lima Peru and spent several days
in our library and from here she was going to Texas and then on to California, with plans
to be in the United States for 6 weeks.
1885 Dodge County Census is now up on our web site for viewing. This was another interesting project for Claire
to type up from cards that were done many
years ago. As it was typed and proofed a
printed copy of the census material was also placed in book form for our library
shelf-easing up our 3 x 5 card drawers.
of you are already aware that our tickler files have all been scanned and Renee has
completed the As and Zs, and they are up on the web site.
on the agenda is to complete an all-name index from the Roots & Leaves that will cover
1993 thru 2002. Anna Lu Meltvedt completed
all former indexes of our Roots & Leaves, for which we are most thankful to have. She passed away in 2002. She was a staunch
supporter of our society and did many things for our society.
COUNTY NEBRASKA MARRIAGES
100 Years Ago Book
F Reed to Josephine Daley on 1 July
William W Stiles to Lena B Jennings on 4 July
Louis Stroh to Laura Meyer on 14 July
Geo P Meier to A L Johanna Buer on 22 July
James Sigmund to Mrs Emma Benak on 22 July
Chris Peterson to Carrie Peterson on 22 July
Joe Smith to Josephine A Dennis on 23 July
John F Horn to Minnie F Simon on 24 July
Will S Newland to Catharine A Crossley on 29 July
in the Hooper Sentinel 16 July 1903 5:5
On Wednesday, July 15, 1903, at 4 oclock p.m., at the home of the
brides parents, Mr and Mrs John F Meyer, occurred the marriage of their daughter,
Laura, to Louis Stroh. Rev Walter
officiating.The event was a quiet one, only the immediate relatives being present, and was
somewhat in the nature of a surprise to their many friends.
bride has been a resident of Hooper and vicinity since childhood and during that time she
has gained a large circle of friends, and the groom is to be congratulated upon gaining
such an excellent companion.
Stroh has also been a resident of Hooper since boyhood, is a mason by trade, and is a
young man of honesty and integrity, a trait which has made him many friends.
SENTINEL extends congratulations.
a date difference in the marriage date., as to date from the license.)
DROWNED IN RAWHIDE!
Wednesday last, the Rawhide, at the Broad street crossing, resembled a river, the water
was flowing over the road to the depth of five feet and the bridge stood in the center of
the flood like a small island. During the
entire day teams had been crossing, and by putting one wagon box on top of another the
loads were kept dry. About 4 oclock in
the evening a German named Mattwick, formerly residing near town, attempted to cross from
the south to the north bank with a team, one man was in the wagon beside himself-when
about thirty feet from the south margin of the water the horses missed the narrow road and
commenced floating down stream For some reason the horses could not swim and in a
moment went under and drowned. The men struck
out and swam to the north bank the wagon box drifted over and lodged on the same
bank. The wife of Mr Mattwick fortunately got
out on this side, and thus escaped a watery grave.
Fremont Tribune 23 Jul 1869 3:4
FERRY ON PLATTE RIVER!
Mr Ransford, not liking the manner in which the
TRIBUNE deals with nuisances, and feeling considerably exercised by some items
in its columns, determined to change its tune and his manner of doing business, and
instead of now deserving censure is entitled to praise for his energy and activity in
rendering crossing of the Platte certain, safe and speedy.
Last week we noted the fact that he had purchased an engine and was setting
the same up on his ferry boat. Wednesday last
a trial was made of the steam ferry and found to be perfect success. In a short time the teams that have been waiting
for several days to get across the stream were ferried over, and during the day teams were
crossed as fast as they arrived. We can now
confidently say that steam power on the Platte river is a success, and as soon as the fact
become known that Fremont has a reliable ferry we may look for a large increase in trade.
Fremont Tribune 23 July 1869 3:4