What a great meeting-The February program was what Claire calls, “WOW”!
She really thought Jeff was coming to stay at her place, for
he brought his chest, bedding and even cooking utensils, but hey! If you
didn’t attend the meeting, you really missed a good one. Jeff Kappeler
is a historian and no, Grandpa didn’t bring a suitcase - instead Jeff produced
a bright red chest and then proceeded to pack it to come to Amerika!
There were three main categories used by the immigrants. Packing
the chest with necessities and sentiments; Bedding bundle which contained
their bedding; and Food. Now to break them down. Into the chest
went necessities of: The Bible, psalm book and almanac, sentimental(small)
items from the old country or the family, eating utensils, the cooking
The bedding bundle consisted of linen sacks, hand woven,
which also served as bedding and into this there were feather ticks, pillows,
woolen blankets-the linen sheets were all hand woven before leaving.
Jeff goes to many auctions to find his material and told
the group that he had about 20 chests, from huge ones to small ones.
What a great program and something a large share of us don’t realize what
the immigrants packed just to get to this country. Thanks so much
for a delightful evening!
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
F-11 Patricia J Demaree
For those who have lineages to FEHMARN Island,
we give you The FEHMARN GENEALOGY Site:
This web site has a Query page, useful addresses and many other items.
John Kostick who set up the web site, is looking for donations of pictures,
history or any information you might have on Fehmarn. Marlene Heinsohn
is his No 1 fan!
Doc Witherspoon, Proprietor
..The preceding was found in the 28 Sep 1885 Fremont Daily Herald Page 3 Photo best we could copy.
1902 Century Dictionary & Cyclopedia Vol X- ATLAS
Donated by Rev William Reitmeier..
1962 Stantion County, NE Plat Book.
RHODE ISLAND -
Both donated by Nellie Snell.
Blair NE 1869 - 1969
Beatrice-Gage Co NE-Queen City of the Blue
by Zoa Ann Worden
Thank you ladies and gentlemen for the donations.
ON A SNOWY DAY - Claire read microfilm!! This is what she found:
Fremont Daily Herald 5 Mar 1887 4:1
E T Borkenhagen, Scribner; G H Mack, Columbus; W F Post, Mo Valley; L C Dunn, Council Bluffs, and J L Baker West Point, were at the Eno Hotel.
(This appears frequently and it established a date for one who was doing research in the 1880’s)
Fremont Daily Herald 8 Mar 1887 4:3 and 4
Hooper items - We are informed that diphtheria is very prevalent in parts of Maple and Everett precincts, but has not proved fatal in but one case.
Mr Will Gibson’s oldest daughter, who died last Tuesday and was buried Wednesday. Another child of Mr Gibson’s is very sick, besides three of Mr Rasmussen’s family, living on the Sill place. Ira Parson’s wife and child and Anson Reeder’s child. Several of these are very low.
Fremont Daily Herald 9 Mar 1887 4:3
PROPOSED STREET CAR LINE
Some of our citizens are talking up a proposed street car system which, while it may not at present materialize, will probably be one of the consummations of the near future. The line at present proposed is to start from lower Main street, near the depots, running north to 14th, and west to Nye Avenue, north beyond Theron Nye’s residence, then west to Jackson street, south to 10th, east to Broad, then south to 3d-making the circuit back to the depots. A second line could run north on Broad street to Military Avenue, and west to the recent Davenport purchase, which will probably be laid out as an addition to the city. A third branch might run east on Fifth street to Platte Avenue, north to 16th street (northeast corner of the city).
This system would be about 5 ½ miles long (the main line about 3 miles). It would leave no section farther than three blocks away from the line, and with two cars each way, the trips would be about fifteen minutes. Sometime or other a street car line will be established here, which will be demanded to give access to our growing suburbs and bring them all practically into the city.
City and Vicinity - Frank Hoagland will close out his business and remove to Colon(Saunders Co) the first of next month.
The river was out of its banks near the bridge yesterday, with the ice showing indications of an early break-up.
J W Love is hauling brick by the car load up to his lot on Main street, and will probably erect one of the cosiest residence in the city as soon as the frost is out of the ground and weather will permit the commencement of operations.
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by Renee Bunck
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AntiVirus Research Center
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