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My Grand parents Almon & Blanche Abbott owned a restaurant/store in Whitman.
The name was A.M. Abbott & Co. . It burned down in 1927 and my grandfather rebuilt it.  I'm seeking any information on this restaurant/store.  Nancy Strigle     24 Jun 2001

  • I have found a MCCARTHY woman that married Elmer BRAMMER probably somewhere around 1900 (and presumably in Nebraska). They had a child named Edna May BRAMMER in 192? in Bingham, NE.
    Edna May BRAMMER married James Harold JOHANSEN (born 192? in Nebraska), had several children in Whitman, Nebraska (in W. Nebraska, Grant County), and then moved to Padonia, KS. Almost all of the 11 children they had are spread around the Hiawatha, KS area with the surname JOHANSEN (they are Barbara, Betty, Pat, Sandra, Susan, David, Tom, Roy, Hazel, Jim, John).
    I have no other links outside of these three. Have you come across any of these names or have any other information on the ones I have?          Leslie Soden 19 Feb 1998

  • Have started to tace my family.  Father was Lyle Walter Chamberlain, born in Hyannis, NE 10-10-1892 to Walter Lee Chamberlain and Nellie (Ruddell) Chamberlain. Dad died June 30, 1954 in St. Joseph, MO.  To the best of my knowledge I was his only child.  Can you help.   Dad had a brother Ardrey and a sister Doris that I know of.  Patricia Chamberlain Blackburn
    3 Mar 2001

  • I am looking for any info on Samuel Corrothers or any of his children (Alexander, Andrew, Anna, Ida, Mary, Stephen, Elizabeth, Martha and Festus).  I am especially interested in Festus and Martha Corrothers.  Martha married Abner O'Kieffe (year and place unknown).  Any help is appreciated.  Sylvia Settlemoir27 July 1999

  • My family lived in Hyannis. My great grandfather Andrew Jackson CROSSLEY was born there on May 10, 1874. My father, Jesse Floyd Crossley, was also born there on July 10, 1925. My great grandfather was married to a Pearl HARTLEY. I'm running into a dead end with some of my sources. Ruthie Crossley Thurs. March 12, 1998

  • I am looking for information on the Samuelson and Dellinger families who lived in Hyannis, Grant Co. NE in the 1890-1900s. H.R.(Henry Reuben) Dellinger, was listed in the 1890 Nebraska  State Gazetteer as the notary, and postmaster of Hyannis, Grant County, NE.  His daughter, Ada "Edie" Mae Dellinger  married William "Billy" Axel Samuelson.  Billy had a brother,  Augustus "Gus" Samuelson who was married to Margaret E. Miller. In the 1900 Hyannis, Grant County census, Augustus Samuelson is listed as a merchant, his widowed mother, Stina C. Samuelson is listed and Henry Reuben Dellinger is the census emunerator. I'm willing to share any info I have. Wendy Walsh    12 Aug 2001

  • Researching Edward E. Eskew b/1889-1962 Mo s/o James Edward Eskew b/1860 Mo-1935. and Nancy Little  b/1862-1898 Mo. whom married Mattie Walker in 1913 in Whitman, Grant Co. Ne. In James /1860 obit it said he was in Ne from 1909 to 1914. Edward and family were residing in Whitman in 1935.  James/1860-1935 was the s/o Jonathan Eskew 1810/Va-1880 and Lucinda Whittington 1828/Va.-1894 Would love to hear from anyone researching these surnames.
     Karyn Cooper
       25 July 1999

  • Is anyone researching the Evert family - John and Theodocia who settled in Grant County after 1885?   Teri Hjelmstad

  • Johnson-Jenner
Lewis Oliver Johnson & Margaret Ellen Jenner was married jan 24 1917 in Hyannis,NE. i do not find them on your list. try to find blood line. what can you tell my about these people.    Paul Knupp

  • I am searching for my Grandfather Franklin Degarmo Lewis. He was married to my Grandmother Osa Belle Underwood. Their children were Velma m Virgel Parrion, Ester m Keith Heigh , Ione m Joe Shackelford, Fern m Harold Heigh, Dale Lewis m Louise Cook, Frant m Selmer Hanson, Loren Lewis m my mom Eunice Reid.  I have been searching all over Burt County, my dad said they lived in Lyons, I found no clues what so ever. Franklin and Osa came to Alberta, Canada before 1926. This I know because my Dad was the only Canadian born in his family. If you have any ideas or clues to where I should also search me contact me.  Dad had also said they lived in Hiannas, so I thought I would give you all a try. Thank you very much for your help. Gale Mabley(Lewis)    Tues 22 Feb 1999

  • My Grandfather, Thomas Lewis MARRIN married Ida T. WATTS in Hyannis, 10 Aug., 1893.  They had a cattle ranch there, but left about 1910 to head west, eventually to California.  A son, Paul, and a daughter, Celia, were born in Hyannis before they left.  I'd like to share information with others.       Dean Fenley  31 Jan 1999
  • McCawley
  • I am looking for information concerning the Judge John McCawley family of Hyannis. Their daughter Winifred Ethel McCawley moved to Gillette, Wyoming in 1906 with her brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Tom McCawley. Do you have any information concerning this family? I look forward to your response.   Marilyn Lynde   14 June 2000
  • Anyone having John Landon (Slim) MILLER, possibly b. 23 Sep 1883, died approx. 1923, buried at Hyannis.    Ralph E. Miller          Sat 10 Jan 1998
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  • I am searching for any information about my great-grandfather, Sherman Grant Mooney, who had a shoe repair shop in Whitman, and died, I believe, in the 1950's.   I am interested in knowing if he is buried in Grant County (I have searched the Whitman Cemetary site and he's not there), and any informationabout him.  My family lived in Grant and Cherry counties between 1940 and 1945 on various ranches--one of them being the Dumbbell ranch.  I'm interested in anything about that ranch, and especially exactly where it was. Thanks.   Mona Carmack         29 Sept 2001

    • PAULES
Charles Clinton PAULES-------He was in Grant County before 1910,  he filed on a section of land, worked on a ranch that summer, Pulled mower with mules, etc. Clerked in a store in Whitman.  Charles decided he didn't like the sandhills, so went to Venango, Ne.  Would like to have any information you might have on my Uncle Charles.   thanks Emma             26 Aug 2001

  • POPE
  • POPE FAMILY.  Looking for information on the John Pope family in Grant Co., NE.  John Pope homesteaded on 462 acres of land in Grant & Hooker counties in 1914.  Any information would be appreciated.   John Pope  2 April 2002
  • Looking for information on Karl REIMAN who arrived in Nuckolls county, about 1880.
    Bill Oliver Thurs. 08 May 1997

  • Searching for any family information on the above names.  My Mother's family came west to Oregon from Grant County.  J. Grich Sat 20 Feb 1999

  • I am looking to verify the birth of whom I believe is my grat great grandmother, Nellie Larson.  She was born Anselmo, Ne in 1885.  Her father had an estate in Grant county 1883-1885.  His name was Christian Larson.  he then moved to hooker or Grant County and filed on another homestead.   I cannot find much information on him.  My grandmother was Thelma Schloatman born Buster County 1907, to Edward and Nellie (Larson) Schloatman.  Can you help me with any information?  Carrie Levine

  • I am beginning my search for the McDaniel line.  James McDaniel and wife Maudessa Reeve McDaniel lived at Hyannis where Mr. McDaniel was a butcher.  He died there 22 Apr 1929.  He is buried there; however, I don't know any cemetery names.  Any information available on this family would be greatly appreciated.  Carla Porath         15 June 2001

    I am searching for the grave site of my aunt Faye Shriner she was twin
    sister of  Florence  Elizabeth Shriner born in Whitman on 4-4-1904 believe she
    died very young. Their parents were Isaac Marquis(Ike) & Bertha Gertrude
    Shriner. I believe he worked as mail clerk for CM&S&P rail road. They   later
    lived in Ellsworth Sheridan county  Nebraska then moved to Largo Fla in 1914.
    thanking you in advance for you help.William R Shriner       16 Aug 2000

    I am researching the SIBBITT surname, in particular Benjamin Franklin Sibbitt.  He lived in Indianola, NE.  I think Arthur Charles Sibbitt of Grant County, NE. may be his adopted son.  I would like to know if any one has info on either Benjamin or Arthur. Jackie Sibbitt      9-99

  • I am researching the Suttons.  I need info on Harry Eugene Sutton in particular.  Thank you.  Shellie Boots       5 Aug 1999

  • Looking for any history on a place called Van Nortwick Valley and, of course, the VAN NORTWICK family.  The valley is located a few miles south of Ashby in Grant County,  Nebraska. Ashby is west of Hyannis and on Neb St Hwy #2 which runs east and west across Grant County. Leniegh Schrinar   10-99

I am looking for information on O.P. Warner. He was an attorney in the 1880s and 1890s and lived in Whitman or Hyannis. His wife Martha died about 1890. I  am looking for the burial spot and death date of his wife and him.. Thanks. LeRoy Nassif      7-05

  • I am interested in obtaining any information available on Arthur WESTMAN. On the 1920 census he was shown in Whitman Twp, Grant Co, Ne with his wife, Pearl, and lists his occupation as a rural mail carrier. Arthur was born ca. Apr 1884 in Iowa to William H. and Mary Elizabeth(THOMPSON) WESTMAN who both appear to have died in Cherry Co. I would appreciate any help available! Thank you.        Pamela Creighton Sat 03 Jan 1998

    • I am looking for info on Frank J. Winter born about 1860-65 in Indiana and listed in the 1920 Grant County, Nebraska census.  I am researching the Winter family and believe this may be our Frank.  Thank you very much!  Janet      7 Mar 2001

    • WRIGHT
    • I'm looking for information on my Grandmother Bessie Maudretta ( Davis ) Wright. Interested in where she was born ( town and state.) Other info would also be appreciated. Also my Grandfather James Willard Wright. I know that in his living years he was a deputy in Hyannis, Nebr. I know my grandparents lived in Hyannis for many years, but am interested in finding out their past history. Seems to be a discrepancy in her birth place. Retta Williams     2 Jan 2000

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