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Tue, 22 Aug 2000 05:09
Hi, I am looking for information on my Grandmother, Lucretia Metz,
and her family. We have three postcards that she received.
One is from Nina in Freemont, Nebraska, sent to her in Freeport, Stephenson
Co. Illinois in 1910. In Freeport, Illinois census for 1910, I believe
I found Lucretia. She and her two brothers are living with their
Grandmother. Their Grandmothers name is Mary C. Metz. Her brothers
are Edward Metz, 17 years old and Ira Metz, 16 years old. Lucretia
Metz is 18. The census info. says that all three children were born
in Nebraska. I don't know is their parents died or not. Mary
C. Metz is a widow at this time. She had 9 children and 8 of them
were living at this time (1910). I've been looking at a Metz family
for a while now that I believe is connected. The Father (Lucretias
Grandfather) is Lewellen Metz. I have seen his name as James Fred
Lewellen Metz, just recently. He married Mary Cathern or "C" Athern
Thompson in Damascus, Stephenson Co., Illinois on Feb.4, 1868. They
had 9 children, the first 4 born in Cedarville, Stephenson Co., Illinois
and the next two born in Freemont, Nebraska and the last two in North Bend,
Dodge Nebraska. Lewellen and Mary went back to Freeport, Illinois
at some point and died there. They both are buried at Cedarville
Cem. Stephenson Co. I only have info. on one of the children dying
back in Freeport, Il. That's Ella May who was born April 5, 1884
in North Bend, Dodge, Nebraska and died in Freeport, Il. So I see
then going back and forth between these two places. Does any of this
sound familiar to any one? Lucretia Metz would have been born abt.
1891. She died in Washington State of T.B. in 1919. Just three
months after my father was born. We want SO much to find her family.
Mighty sentimental! Thanks for listening.
I have found out recently that her mother was Edna Metz.
Edna was Lewellen and Mary Metz' third child. It may be that Edna
was an unwed mother at the time of her daughters birth. Edna married
Ernest Guy Crowder a few years after Lucretia was born (if I have her birth
correct). I also found a Hattie Metz, born 1893 in Guide Rock, Nebraska.
I don't know if this could be her or not.
Thu, 31 Aug 2000 19:38
I'm looking for a Killian cemetary, supposedly in (or around)
North Bend, Ne. A relative, Jacob Abli (maybe spelled Ably) is buried
there. He was born in 1850, so may have died in early 1900s. Do you
have any ideas/leads for me? Thanks.
Fri, 1 Sep 2000 04:59
In the 1910 census in Freeport, Illinois Lucretia Metz was 18, Edward
Metz was 17 and Ira Metz was 16. They were living with their Grandmother,
Mary C. Metz. The census says that all three children were born in
Nebraska. So I went back ten years and I really did find them-well,
at least I found Edward ( 7 years old ), Ira ( 6 years old ), living with
their randparents, Lewellen and Mary C. Metz, in Fremont, NE. Five
of their nine children were still living with them. Henry E. Metz,
Mary C. Metz, Ella M. Metz, John F. Metz, and Albert H. Metz. One
thing different about their grandsons ( Edward and Ira) their last
name is recorded Watson. But no Lucretia, who is my Grandmother.
I don't know why the boys are living with them at this point and Lucretia
is not. I'm guessing her last name may be Watson also. Lewellen
and Mary C. Metz oldest son was Elmer Clarence. He married Kate Watson
(Catherine?). The only Metz daughter without information on her spouse
is Viola Metz. Viola Metz was born Sept. 23, 1875 in Cedarville,
Illinois. She was the fourth child born there. The next two
children were born in Fremont, Nebraska. Lizzie Adeline Metz, born
Dec. 28, 1878 and Mary "C" Athern Metz born Dec. 28, 1881. ( or Mary Cathern
). The last two children were born in North Bend, Dodge, NE.
Ella May Metz, born April 15, 1884. John Franklin Metz, born April
10, 1886. Albert Harrison Metz, born Sept. 21, 1888. My Grandmother
Lucretia was born 1891. With Viola being the only Metz child I do
not have a husband for I wonder if she could have married a Watson like
her brother Elmer. Viola would have been about 16 in 1891 when Lucretia
P.S. I have a wonderful photo of Lucretia taken in a studio when
she was a young woman.
Rhonda I Jeffries
Sun, 24 Sep 2000 16:39
looking for information on Albert Mattson Lived in
Fremont most of life. was there in 1944 and 1956 know he had 2 sisters-Amanda
Virgie and Ella one brother Henry Mattson. I know he lived in a hotel
most all of his time there. Never known him to drive always came our way
on the Greyhound bus. Also looking for anything on Franklin Pierce richards--born
Aug 8 1864 in Fremont worked for the C. & N. W. Railroad for
many years. Died About Aug 31, 1931 anything on the wife that died
10 years before him would be appreciated also. He is supposed to be buried
in the Ridge
Sun, 1 Oct 2000 19:14
I am looking for the exact death date and burial place of JERUSHA KING
HORTON, who died in 1877. She was the wife of GEORGE HORTON and mother
of BERT HORTON b 1871, HARRIETT MAE HORTON b Sept 8, 1872, md Charles MULLOY;
and DELIA HORTON b 1875. The family are in the 1870 Census residing in
PEBBLE, Dodge, NE. Dau HARRIETT or HATTIE, age 8, lives with the
Madison Roberts family in Everett in 1880 census. Would appreciate any
information on this family .Thank you.
Janet Harris Taggart
Wed, 4 Oct 2000 09:07
Am wondering if you have any knowledge of a book entitled "Bloom on
the Prarie"? It is supposedly a book about Dodge co., Ne. and has
a reference to my grandmother, Jessie Burch Harris who lived in Dodge Co.
for many years. I was told about this book, but have checked book
web sites and have been unable to find it. Would appreciate any information
you might have. Thanks so much for your time.
Sun, 29 Oct 2000 13:11
John H. Morris, a resident of Powder River, Montana, was in Fremont
for medical treatment when he died on 15 December 1922. His wife, Margaret
McArthus Morris, was possibly the sister of Dr. G. H. Rathbun and it was
Dr. Rathbun's wife who was the informant for the Death Certificate. What
I am wondering is whether there was an obituary for John H Morris in any
of the Fremont papers. If so, what would be the cost of getting a copy
of the obituary? [I have already obtained his official death certificate
from the state of Nebraska and also have the Powder River County obituary].
Thank you for your help.
Janet Taggart Wed, 1
Nov 2000 10:27
I have reason to believe that Rev. John Burch who performed marriage
ceremonies in the Glencoe area for a few years - 1874 - 1876 or so was
my great great grandfather. I have the Glencoe History which doesn't
mention him, as well as the Dodge County 1886 -1986 Book, again no mention.
Is there any way that I can verify who this person is?
My great grandfather Benjamin F. Burch was very active in Glencoe,
but I had no knowledge that his father John had been in Nebraska.
If this is the same John, then he was only in Nebraska for a short time,
he died and was buried in Polk County, Iowa in 1888. Since I live
in California my search is limited. A Rev. John Burch is listed in Marriage
Book C - Dodge Co., 1871-1877. Any help to direct me would be appreciated.
SUSAN Fri, 3 Nov 2000
Researching these names I found in my gr-grandfather bible, in Dodge
Co..Most I believe were members of St Wenceslaus Church. CHUDOMELKA,
FENSKE, HAVELKA, REZNICEK, KOCHLER, NOVAK, UHER from prior 1780 to
Beth Mazman Wed,
8 Nov 2000 17:20
I am looking for a marriage license and any information on 2 people
in and/or family of theirs in Dodge Co., Nebraska.
According an obituary, James Warner and Alleah (Earl) Comstock were
married in 1928 in Freemont, Dodge Co., Nebraska. I have found them
to be living in Laketon Twp., Muskegon Co., Michigan in 1948 when Alleah
died. Any help would be great.
Teri Mon, 13 Nov
Need information on William Wolz or the Wolz family who owned the Wolz
store located at 530 N. Main St., Freemont, NE, dont know the year, possibly
early to mid 1900's. Ad sold icecream and bread and said the men of Barnum
and Bailey patronized the shop. Thank you.
Donna Madrid Mon,
13 Nov 2000 22:00
CLEVELAND -- Hooper, NE: I'm looking for any record of Sylvester
CLEVELAND and Sarah PATTERSON living in Hooper around 1890-95. Daughter
Angeline CLEVELAND supposedly born there in 1893. She had older brothers
John Henry and William Carey. My great aunt Angeline CLEVELAND
was supposedly born in Hooper May 15, 1893. Her parents were Sylvester
Jerome CLEVELAND and Sarah PATTERSON. She had older brother William
Cary CLEVELAND born 1888 (city unk), and John Henry CLEVELAND, born January
3, 1891 (in Columbus).
Donna Madrid Sat,
25 Nov 2000 19:19
Looking for any information on a Chris Julius YENNEY, who may have
married an Angeline MAGILL / McGill approx 1924-26, possibly in/about Fremont
Sun, 03 Dec 2000 19:33
My name is Claire-Louise Droscher. I am a student in England
trying to trace my family tree. The name 'Droscher' came up on the
Dodge County web site. I wondered if anyone has more information?
Nebraska STATE GAZETTEER - Dodge County Farmer list for 1890-1891 Droscher,
Aug - Hooper
Claudia Schuster Thu,
7 Dec 2000 23:03
I am researching the family of Josef Zacek of Howells, NE, more
specifically at this moment an uncle of his, Frank Tichota.
I have found A Frantisek Tichota b. 1842 in Bohemia married to M arie Zacek
b 12 Oct 1844 in Bohemia. Would love to know that this Frantisek is the
uncle of Josef--can anyone
help? I would be most grateful.
Wed, 13 Dec 2000 22:12
Looking for information (date/place of death/burial) re William
Harry OWENS, b. June 1866, d. ?; m. Louise WEEKS, May 1, 1911, Fremont,
Dodge Co., NE. In 1921, he was living at 130 No. Maple, Fremont and
worked for Fremont Ice & Sand Co. They had a daughter, Mary,
born about 1912. Louise WEEKS OWENS had a son, Harold WEEKS, by a
previous marriage - Harold died Sept 1979 in Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE.
Would appreciate any help in finding information about William Harry and
his wife Louise.
Sun, 17 Dec 2000 17:12
Seeking information re: FRIEND KEELER b. 26 Apr. 1883 , d. Mar 1975
Fremont. Dodge Co. poss. s/o Ida Harris Keeler b. 1853 NY.
Sandra Swaney Thu,
21 Dec 2000 19:42
HENNINGS, is my family name that I am trying to make a family history
book. I have many names, but have to try to get information to put each
one with their families. So I am looking at each county to try to find
some history on my HENNINGS, family. I found two names in the Dodge Co.
site. It is in the Naturalization records, they are HENNINGS, H H
vol. B 375, and HENNINGS, Johann A H
Vol. A 91. My family starts with Hen HENNINGS, married Mary
HENNINGS, in Germany. I need to know their children, how many and
their names. One of them is my Ggrandfather Christian
"Christ" HENNINGS, b. July 9, 1848 in Germany.
m. Maria "Mary" (Reese) in March 13,
1877 in Clinton, Iowa. They had 12 children, I have all of them.
I am looking for Christian HENNINGS, brothers and sisters, they are in
Iowa, SD, and Neb. but I need information on how many and names and dates
of them. As far as I know they were all born in Germany and came to the
USA, I do not know when or where they went first. Thats why I am collecting
all the HENNINGS information that I can find, and maybe some will click
together for me to put this family puzzle together. Thanks for any informatin
on the HENNINGS, family. I will try to get the information from the nationalization
papers on these two family members, but I was told they do
not give much information on them, but maybe something will go together
from it. Thank anyone that can help me.
Sat, 30 Dec 2000 09:50
Hi! My query is #209 - I'd like to update it if possible:
I'm looking for any information on the Descendants of Jane Platt Johnson
from Ireland - lived in North Bend, NE -
2 Robert JOHNSTON b: Bef. 1829 in County of Donegal, Ireland
2 Mary Jane JOHNSON b: 1829 d: October 15, 1914
.... +Andrew QUIGLEY b: 1825 in Londonderry, Ireland d: April 11, 1901
2 Edward J. JOHNSON, Sr. b: March 01, 1832 in Ireland d: December 30,
.... +Catherine SCOTT b: June 15, 1832 in Ireland d: July 08, 1905
m: February 10, 1863 in Philadelphia, PA
2 Isabelle J. JOHNSON b: October 07, 1834 in Ireland d: July 28, 1920
.... +David SCOTT, Sr. b: August 1821 in Ireland d: July 21, 1914 m:
1854 Father: Scott
2 Michael JOHNSON b: October 24, 1836 in Ireland d: Abt. May 20, 1920
in North Bend, Dodge, NE
.... +Elizabeth B. VALENTINE b: January 09, 1845 in Ohio d: December
15, 1883 m: December 26, 1860 in Dodge Cty,
Nebraska Territory Father: David VALENTINE Mother: Huldah M.
*2nd Wife of Michael JOHNSON:
.... +Agnes E. BLACK b: April 22, 1849 in Virginia d: March 24, 1929
m: April 25, 1900 in North Bend, Dodge, NE Father:
James L. BLACK Mother: Cassie A. MOORE
2 Thomas JOHNSON b: 1845 in Ireland d: December 12, 1897
I've done alot of research on this line - and it includes many many
names from North Bend - you can view the whole
Bob White Fri,
5 Jan 2001 12:08
I am researching the following names (1867-1920+). Most of these surnames
lived in Hooper or Fremont, Nebraska.
BASLER - Maple Twp, Dodge County NE April 1868 - 1920+
BALDUFF - Married Christianna BASLER JUNE 1868 in Fremont, NE - 1900+
(The are listed in the Ridge Cemtery Listing, but no dates)
ROGERS, HENRY married Catherine BASLER in 1867. He appears in the 1900
Census for Fremont -- age 59 with his family.
HARDING, Lucy marries George BASLER on 6 Mar 1882. By 1900, George
is living with his sisters family (Catherine) in Fremont, NE.
HEINE, George F married Louisa BASLER on 20 NOV 1875 in Hooper. George
died in 1909, and Louisa in 1878. Family members unknown.
TILLMAN, Lizzie married William F. BASLER @ 1882. I have this family
in the 1900 and 1920 Census, but have not yet found them in the 1910 Census.
Lizzie was born 6 Jan 1863.
TILLMAN, Maggie, Agnes was born in 1861 in MI and married Charles S.
BASLER 18 July 1882 in Dodge County. She died in 1943.
STANLEY, Charles S married 20 Dec 1880 to Katie (Matie) BASLER. No
other information known yet.
Mamie Doreothea (Last name unknown married George F Basler @ 1885.
I have found them in the 1900 and 1920 Census, but not yet in the 1910
Census. Mamie was born around 1862
CANAGA, Estelle married Herman Harry Basler around 1894. No other information
known about the surname CANAGA.
Only one marriage noted for the children of Charles S. BASLER in Hooper,
UHLIG, George E married Evangeline BASLER around 1918. He died around
1972, she died January 1991 (Based on Social Security Information). I beleive
that she is buried in Hooper area.
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