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ADKIN, AKIN - 2 May 1997
I am interested in any information available on Chauncey ADKIN listed on the Johnson County Names page. I am trying to determine if there is a correlation to Chauncey AKIN listed in the 1860 NE Census in Tecumseh, Johnson County. Thank you for your effort.
Shirley Akin <shimorak@alaska.net>

ALDRICH - see REDFIELD
ATKINS
- see also BILLING

ATKINS, SWITZER, WILMARTH, RUTTER, GOFF
Seeking info on Luella SWITZER b. 14 Oct 1862; d. 30 Jul 1935, Crab Orchard, NE married Eudoris ATKINS 01 Mar 1883 Sterling, NE She was the daughter of Mary Elizabeth RUTTER who married John SWITZER and was left a widow. She moved her children to Tecumseh, NE where she homesteaded, later marrying Daniel GOFF. Her sisters were: Alice b. 30 Dec 1860 Kenton, OH; d.20 Jan 1951 OR, married James Fessler WILMARTH; Rosa Belle b. 11 Jan 1931 Sterling, NE; d 11 Jan 1931 Montezuma Co., CO married William Nelson WILMARTH. Also probably a son James that lived in the area as well.
Thanks, Beth Atkins-Gatewood - email address no longer valid

BAIRD - see GUE

BAKER, BOELLSTORFF, BOHLING, CLARK, GOERING, HAHN, HOFMANN, LOUDERBACK, PHILLIPS, RILEY, STOCKMAN, STUKENHOLTZ, WAKELIN, WEBB, WUNDER, KAISER - 16 Aug 1998
Am researching these surnames in Johnson, Otoe, Nemaha and Richardson Counties. Will furnish information to anyone who thinks they may link to us, and would appreciate any information regarding these names as well.
Bonnie Stukenholtz <stuklan@cyberhighway.net>

BARKER - see EVANS
BARTEL - see BUROW
BASSINGER
- see JUILFS

BAUCKE - 26 Oct 1998
My father is tracking down our ancestors. He would be interested in the name "BAUCKE". Please help him out if possible. My family surname on my father's side is Baucke. The Baucke family, who were German immigrants, arrived in Nebraska in 1868. They homesteaded about five miles southwest of Elk Creek, NE.Thanks,
Cyril G. Baucke, Jr. <cyrilsplace@compuserve.com>

BEAL
I am looking for information on my great uncle, Alex BEAL who was born in Johnson County. His father was John Polk Beal and his mother was Mariah Lovitt. Thank you.
Mary H Palser <mhpalse@megavision.com> 17 Jul 1999

BEEHLER
About 1865 Mary & Izaak BEEHLER arrived in Sterling, NE. A Mennonite movement. Looking for a history of this settlement, church records etc. They had one child, a daughter born in Sterling or on the way there. Maybe as late as 1867. Any leads would be appreciated.
Sandy <biosun@tds.net> 5 Aug 2001

BEETHE or BUETHE, BUELTEMEIER - 3 Dec 1997
I know Wilhelmine BUELTEMEIER was married to Carl BUETHE and came to the USA from Germany in appx. 1858. A child of these two, named Carl Henry BUETHE, was my great-great-grandfather. I would like to know if some of the other BEETHE/BUETHE names listed are possibly brother/sister to Carl Henry. I have lineage from Carl Henry down documented, but siblings, and above him is unknown to me at the present time. There were two BEETHE's and several BUETHE's listed. Carl Henry also had a son Carl Henry Jr. Any help is greatly appreciated.
Sincerely, Jerry Buethe <jtbuethe@midusa.net>

BEETEM, BONNER, GREENUP - 3 Sep 1999
Charles L. BEETEM, b. 15 May 1877; d. Jan. 1945, Johnson Co., NE.; buried at Sterling Cemetery; married Iva May BONNER, b. 1880; d. 1962; also buried at Sterling Cemetery. There are several other Beetems also buried at Sterling. Would like to know their relationship to Charles and Iva. Charles BEETEM is the son of Joseph BEETEM and Hester GREENUP who are my 3rd great-grandparents.
Dee Yeager <dyeager@urx.com>

BELL - see SIGERSON
BENEDICT
- see HODGES

BENNETT, COCHRAN - 21 May 1997
I have photo of a J S BENNETT, father of Jennie E. (Bennett) COCHRAN (my ggrandmother), taken 1891 in Lincoln. Photos of Jennie in Tecumseh, NE and Marysville, KS. Must have moved around a lot. Have picture of her husband, Dr. Charles COCHRAN, in "first automobile in Mena,Arkansas" about 1904. Dr. Charles and Jennie E. (Bennett) COCHRAN had two children: John H. and Harry "Mike" L. (my grandfather). Mike died about Jan 1960, as I recall. Note on photo of Jennie puts her at age 30 in 1892. Photographers imprints on photos from Lincoln and Tecumseh. I assume some of these folks lived in or near Johnson County for this reason and noticed a J.S.BENNETT listed on surname page. Any info appreciated, as I'm just getting started. Marty Gundelfinger,PO Box 75219, Colo Spgs, CO 80970-5219; (719)574-1776 or 380-1209
Marty Gundelfinger <gahcmain@juno.com>

BENSE, SCHLORESSER, ISLER - 29 Jan 1998
I am looking for a family that married in Tecumseh in 1895 and moved to Red Cloud. They divorced in 1917 and the wife moved back to Tecumseh. Her two sons were there in 1925. Names: BENSE, William Sorn (Father) & SCHLORESSER?, Emma L. B. Her parents are August SCHLORSSER? and Anna ISLER? The two boys were Harry S. BENSE, 8 years old in 1916 and George E. BENSE, 5. Any information would be helpful.
Kay Ann Brown <brownsam@gte.net>

BERRIE - see BYERS
BERRIE - see HASENYAGER
BERRY - see HASENYAGER

BILLING, BODENDORFER, KRAUSE, KEEBLER, BUEHLER, DAVIES, ATKINS
Seeking info on Leonard BILLING b. 11 Aug 1811 Germany; d. 25 Dec 1892, m. 1847 Agness BODENDORFER b. 01 Dec 1813 Germany; d. 20 Feb 1871, buried at Pawnee Co., NE Their daughter Hannah Rosina Billing was one of six children b. 29 Sep1852 Milwaukee, Dodge, WI; d. 04 Oct 1926 married August Friedrich KRAUSE. Leonard had owned land at the Turkey Creek area south of Pawnee, NE August & Hannah's children: Joseph, Sophia Marie (m. Fredrich KEEBLER), Ida Agnes (m. William BUEHLER), Leonard, Mathilda (m. Samuel P. BUEHLER), Alfred, Laura (m. Bedford DAVIES), & Lillian Augusta (m. Roy Alden ATKINS), my grandparents.
Thanks, Beth Atkins-Gatewood <pepper1@sunset.net> 15 Sep 1998

BIVENS - see HAUGHTON

BIVENS
I would like to get in contact with anyone who knows something about Andrew BIVENS, Treasurer in Johnson Co, NE. Elected 10 Oct 1871. Thanks,
Wilma Linder <wl10349@alltel.net> 29 Feb 2000

BLYSTONE
I'm doing research on the Blystone line and would appreciate any info you can give me on a W. J. BLYSTONE. Thank you in advance.
Connie Rickman <clri@alltel.net> 29 July 2001

BODENDORFER - see BILLING
BOELLSTORFF - see BAKER
BOHLING - see BAKER
BONNER - see BEETEM

BOTHWELL
Looking for information on Jay W. Bothwell (first name also may be Jeremiah) who reportedly was a coffin polisher in Sterling, NE, in the 1880s/90s. Later was in Denver, Colorado. Any information appreciated. Thanks.
Kearney Bothwell <kearney@bothwell.cx>

BRADT - 30 Jun 1998
Seeking others researching the BRADT surname from Tecumseh.
Luana Halliday <dochall@waypt.com>

BRANDFAS, CAMPBELL, CATCHPOLE, GOINGS, MORRAN, PROSSER, SMITH
Looking for information on my grandfather, Joseph Henry BRANDFAS, dob 28 Nov. 1889. Family had recorded his birthplace as Sterling County, Nebraska or Deumpsey, Nebraska - which I take to be Tecumseh. Joseph had two siblings, Bertha and Ernest. The children were orphaned, reason unknown, and Joseph lived with a cousin named Frank CATCHPOLE on the 1900 census. Bertha was living with Bert SMITH as his daughter, Ernest A. was living with James L. CAMPBELL, stepfather. Birth parents of Joseph were William Henry BRANDFAS and Margaret Elvira PROSSER. Joseph married Myrtle Lenora GOINGS in April, 1910, and fathered 14 children. He died in New Plymouth, Idaho in 1937. Bertha married John MORRAN in 1897 and died in Franklin, NE in 1946. No further information on Ernest. Any information on any of the above people would be very much appreciated.
Linda Flotto <flotto@olypen.com>, Port Angeles, WA 24 Sep 1998
NOTE: cc states Father died of pneumonia.

BRANDT, KELLER - 10 May 1997
I'm looking for information about a family named BRANDT who may have settled in Johnson Co. in 1847 after arriving from Germany. Nine people arrived New Orleans 15 May 1847. Eight traveled under the name BRANDT. Christian age 43, Elizabeth age 41, Sisett age 13, Frederick age 5, George age 72,Anna age 68, Catharina age 23, Christiana age 26. A man named Johann KELLER also traveled with them.
Rebecca Snider-Law <dandelion@pop.prodigy.net>

BRAY, CARMINE, POGUE, SALZMAN, MANNSCHRECK - 26 May 1997
I am researching BRAY, CARMINE, POGUE, SALZMAN, and MANNSCHRECK in Johnson County. My great grandfather was Harvey BRAY. I would appreciate any information anyone has one these lines. I have lots of information to share.
Amy Wilson <awilson@utech.net>

BRINKMAN - see HASENYAGER

BROTT - 18 Feb 1997
Searching info regarding John William BROTT or any other BROTTs descended from Samuel and Rosetta BROTT of Bath, N.Y. later of Mason Cnty., Ill. My ggg, James Martin BROTT, of Tecumseh, Johnson Cnty., Ne. is relative of John BROTT of Hebron, Thayer Cnty. Have info am willing to share.
Thanks, Trish Martin <TMartin@hntb.com>

BROWN - see COLE

BROWN, HESS, POWERS
Joshua P. BROWN b. 1835, Brown Co.,OH d. 1911 Portland, OR md. abt 1857-1858 Laura HESS, two ch. born: Wesley BROWN and Frank Piltcher BROWN b. 01-09-1861 in Seneca, KS . He md. Orthila Rosland POWERS d/o George W. and Hellene Wright Powers 2md. Susan Howard ch. of the union: Nettie b. Crab Orchard, Byron md. Erma ?; Amy b. 1864 Crab Orchard; Jennie md. Joseph Hadley, James D. b. Great Bend,KS md. Elnora Wheldon; Robert Eugene b. 09-11-1878, md. Inice Elston, 2nd Hattie?; Harriet b.1881 md. Rosso Nickols; Arvella md. Roy Perkins. From KS they moved to OR before some of the family coming to Oklahoma.
Beverly Cromwell <bevfld@townsqr.com>

BRUNS - see WEBER
BRYSON - see EVANS

BRYSON - 15 May 2000
Searching for BRYSON's in Crab Orchard. John C. & Elizabeth BRYSON. John and family born in Grant County, WI and moved to NE approx 1900. Thank you
Roberta <rmiller7@flash.net>

BUCHANAN - see POWELL
BUCKLEY - see IDE
BUEHLER - see BILLING
BUELTEMEIER - see BEETHE
BUERSTATTE - see HASENYAGER
BUETHE - see BEETHE
BURKE - see NESTOR

BUROW, BARTEL, FRANK - 28 Apr 1998, updated 6 Sep 2005
My name is Glenn BUROW and I am tracing the name BUROW for my family tree in Johnson, Pawnee, Richardson and Nemaha Counties. My g Grandfather William BUROW and g Grandmother Rosalye BARTEL-BUROW lived and farmed in Johnson County. Rosalye's name is sometimes seen with the spelling " Rosalie". William's brother Gottfried and wife Louisa FRANK-BUROW also lived in Johnson and Pawnee Counties.
      William and Gottfried immigrated from the Province of Pomerania, Germany and came to the United States about 1847. Rosalye BARTEL-BUROW was born in Blumberg Prussia (Germany ) and came to this country in 1858, lived in Brownsville, Nebraska until she married William. Louisa Frank-BUROW was born in the Province of Pomerania, Germany and came to Nebraska in 1867. Any information you can provide will be greatly appreciated. I have gathered quite a bit of information, and will share it with any other researchers.
Sincerely Glenn Burow, <burow@verizon.net> 5249 N. Creston Lane Somis, California 93066

BURSTETTE - see HASENYAGER

BYERS, BERRIE
Seeking information on Elmer BYERS, b. Feb abt 1881, Tecumseh, Johnson County, Nebraska; m. Nellie BERRIE (BERRY), b. Feb abt 1884, Tecumseh, Johnson County, Nebraska, d. 1918
Toby Neumann <earthmom@wolfenet.com> 3 Jul 2000

CAMPBELL -see BRANDFAS
CAMPBELL - see ROOT

CAPPEN
Interested in any possible info on an A.W.CAPPEN listed as living in Johnson county, Spring Creek Precinct in the Ne.1870 Federal Census index. Thank You.
Nancy C Brown <DONAN8TAZ@webtv.net> 1 Aug 2001

CARLSON - see DODGE
CARMINE - see BRAY
CATCHPOLE - see BRANDFAS
CLARK - see ROBERTSON and GREENFIELD
CLARK - see BAKER
CLARK - see PHELAN
CLINEBERG - see HASENYAGER
CLINEBURG - see HASENYAGER
COCHRAN - see BENNETT

COLE, BROWN
Searching for information on Amanda COLE, married Charles Judd BROWN June 21, 1861 In Johnson Co.
Nancy Nielsen-Brown <NNielsen-Brown@msn.com> 30 July 2001

COLE, GREENFIELD
I am researching Cole, Wiley P. (aka William Person Cole). W.P. Cole in Tecumseh in 1867 and 1869 as his 2 youngest children (Robert Lindford Cole and Sarah C. Cole) were born there. I am also researching Greenfield, Emery m. Cole, Evelinda Margaret in Johnson Co., July 26, 1874.
Mona Pomraning <mkad@earthlink.net> Jan 29, 2002

CONN - 29 Dec 1997
I am seeking information on the surname CONN. My father, Gaylord Frances CONN, was born in Johnson County on 7/11/1919. His parents were George F. and Goldie CONN. George's father apparently lived there as well, but I don't know his name. My father had a sister also born there, Laverne CONN. Laverne was a few years older than my father. They all lived there through the 1920's and relocated to Illinois in the 1930's.
Thank you in advance. JAMES L. CONN <JConn10670@aol.com>

COOK - see JUILFS

COPELAND, HUFFER, MEADE - 13 Mar 1998
Searching for info on children of my gg grandparents. Henry L. COPELAND, born about 1852; Alonzo H. COPELAND; born about 1855; Mary E. COPELAND, born about 1857. All three moved from Lima, OH to Tecumseh, NE around 1880 or later. Also Flowella Blanch COPELAND married James HUFFER and they lived in Tecumseh around 1910 or later. Willis F. MEADE lived in Tecumseh around 1900 and later. Son of Anna Clara COPELAND. Catherine Roush COPELAND died in Tecumseh, January 14, 1915 and buried in Lima, OH.
DFORDSTER <DFORDSTER@AOL.COM.>

COX - see EVANS

CRAFT, WHITLOCK
I have letter written by my gr grandfather, Thomas Wesley Whitlock to Mrs. Jacob Craft written about 1883 in Elk Creek regarding Mrs. Craft caring for his daughter, Emma Mae Whitlock about 1 yr. old after the death of her mother, Mary. In 1891, Mrs. Craft on her death bed gave back to Thomas Whitlock, Emma Mae. If a descendant of Mrs Craft would contact me I would like to know more about her and will be happy to share a copy of the letter.
Ann Sims <mrs@txucom.net>
Conroe, Texas

CULVER - see POWERS
CUMMINGS - see WALKER

CUMMINGS, CUMMINS, GIBB/GIBBS - 2 Sep 1997
Would like any information regarding Walter T. GIBB, his wife Louva May CUMMINGS, married February 26, 1913 in Johnson County. Walter was the son of Richard Forbes and Mary E. FERRIS GIBB. Louva was the daughter of Wm. CUMMINGS.
Marcia BUESCHER <mbuesch@megavision.com>

CUMMINS
I am researching the Cummins family in Nebraska. My line originally hailed from Ohio.

Joshua W. CUMMINS, born 1835
Simeon Joshua CUMMINS born 1860 married Eva Page in Burt Co Ne

Other family members moved to different parts of NE. There are three listed on the page for Johnson Cty; JC, Laura and Wilson.

Anyone with the Cummins line is welcome to email me. I will gladly share what info I have.
Sandi Barber <ebonyeyes@mindspring.com> 6 Mar 2001

DANKENBRING - see FALK
DAVIES - see BILLING

DELAY

Looking for information on my great grandfather David Daniel Delay born in Techumseh Jan. 10, 1866 to David and Elizabeth Delay.
Bob DeLay <redbed24@cox.net> 7 Apr 2003

DELFS - see ERNST

DELONG

George W. DELONG. Please send all information on him and his family. This man and his wife Ruery and son James raised my G.Grandmother Mary Bulles. (She married 1866 to Fredrick William Brand) He was also a probate Judge.
Brenda Bradley <bb@iland.net> April 16, 1999

DEVENNEY - see POWER
DILWORTH - see McAFOOS

DODGE, CARLSON
Obediah DODGE was born in NY in 1844, migrated to Wisconsin and served in the 2nd Wisconsin Calvary during the Civil War. He married Rosalia SWEET [b. 4 Dec. 1849] at Calumet County, WI 2 April 1866. Two of their eight children - Mattie b. 1872 & Gussie b. 1877 - were born in Kansas.

In 1904 Mrs. Dodge attended her brother's funeral and is reported to have been living at Manawa, Waupaca County, Wisconsin. On 17 April 1920 Obed died at Sterling, Johnson County, Nebraska. His obit appeared in The Tecumseh Chieftain of 24 April 1920 and confirms his date of birth and marriage. It also states only 1 of their 8 children was living at the time of Obed's death. Obed is buried in Sterling Cemetery and his grave has a GAR marker. His obit also states he and his wife had arrived at Sterling only 4 days earlier to live with a granddaughter, Mrs. CARLSON.

A Johnson County researcher reports no Carlson family living in Sterling in 1920. Rosalia Dodge is not buried with her husband. It is almost certain Rosalia & Obediah Dodge were not living in the State of Nebraska in 1920 but it is certain Obed died there. I would appreciate any information leading to the full and correct name of the granddaughter at Sterling with whom they were to live. I will also be glad to exchange family data with any descendants of this Dodge family.
Gordon Wood <ncdogwood@brinet.com> Oct 1, 2001

DOTY - see SIGERSON

EDWARDS

Seeking information on Eliza EDWARDS who resided at Sterling Pct, Johnson Co, NE in the 1870 census with her daughters Ann, Mary and Matilda. She is listed without her husband (his name unknown) and also showing real property. Any info on this family will be greatly appreciated.
patvroman@aol.com <patvroman@aol.com> June 05, 1999

EILERS - see PANKO
ELLIOTT - see MARION

ENGELBRECHT
Looking for ENGELBRECHT family members, may have come to Cook in Johnson County in 1867, after a year or so moved to WIS.
Jle1563@aol.com 13 June 1999

EPLEY, HOKE
I am researching the following families in Johnson County - EPLEY, John b. 23 Feb 1837 d. 24 Jan 1923 Johnson Co, NE m. Sophia CULP b. 26 May 1839 d. 29 Oct 1901 Johnson Co, NE & EPLEY, Martha J. b. 16 Apr 1853 d. 17 Sep 1923 Johnson Co, NE m. 29 Mar 1870 William H. HOKE b. 11 Mar 1833 d. 24 Feb 1926 Johnson Co, NE. I would appreciate it if anyone has information on these families to please contact me.
Terris 'Terry' C. Howard. <tch6535@aol.com> 28 Jul 1999

ERNST, HAHN, DELFS, HAUBERG - 24 Aug 1997
Carl, George, and Wilhelm ERNST immigrated from Germany about 1862. Wilhelm (William) m Louise HAHN; George m Mayme DELFS; Carl m Magdaline HAUBERG. William was mayor of Tecumseh, also served in the State of NE legislature about 1905. William d 1917. George's family lived around Auburn. Will exchange information with anyone working on this family line.
Melvin Allen <mallen@probe.net>

EVANS, BRYSON, ROOT, NORCROSS, COX, BARKER, HARRIS, STOCKMAN - 9 Mar 1997
Researching EVANS/BRYSON families in & around Sterling, Johnson Co. 1800's. Also allied families of: ROOT, NORCROSS, COX, BARKER, HARRIS, & STOCKMAN. Would like to exchange information on any of these surnames.
Mil Polk <mpolk24825@aol.com>

FALK, DANKENBRING - 19 May 1998
I am seeking the parents and descendants of William FALK b. 1851 IL/MO, d. 1933 Grand Island, NE; m. Sophia DANKENBRING b. 1862 Sweet Springs, Saline Co., MO. Uncle Will lived in Tecumseh, NE in the 1920s or 1930s. Known children: Harry F., Mabel, Nellie. Will share info.
Thanks! Valerie Hurd <vghurd@mcn.net>

FOWLKES
FOWLKES, Dr. Richard Blunt (Blount) died between 1911 and 1920, probably about 1915, place and date of death unknown. Place of burial unknown. It has been reported that Dr. Richard Blunt Fowlkes and a son, Dewey Fowlkes, lived in NE and that Dr. Fowlkes was in extremely poor health at
the time. The only mention of a city in NE is that Dr. Fowlkes and Dewey visited in Crab Orchard. Dr. Fowlkes was born 8 Jan. 1856 in Hickman County, TN. Any information on the Fowlkes family would be greatly appreciated.
Martha Stewart Geyer <marthageyer@juno.com> 10 Nov 2000
499 New Hope Mountain Road, Pelham, AL 35124-3720.

FRANK - see BUROW
GARISS - see YOUNG
GAYMAN - see O'KIEFFE
GIBB/GIBBS - see CUMMINGS, CUMMINS
GOERING - see BAKER

GOFF, SEARL, NEELY, RUTTER, SWITZER, IDE
Hello, My name is Laura Feyhl Steinmetz. My father's mother's family all settled in the Tecumseh area in the mid-1800s. I have extensive information on Daniel and Rebecca GOFF and their children, John B. GOFF and Olive SEARL GOFF, George SEARL and family, Will NEELY, Mary RUTTER SWITZER GOFF and her family, and some info on Emma IDE, who was a half-sister to my great-grandma Olive Goff. I would like to hear from others related to this line. I also am seeking photos of any of these people, esp. Daniel and Rebecca, John B., Will, and Mary. I have several photos of Olive. Pictures of her as a young woman would be welcome. I would like to hear from Beth Atkins-Gatewood. I would also like to hear from Helen Baldwin, who also left a query.
Laura Feyhl Steinmetz<wades@mcn.net>

GOFF - see ATKINS
GOINGS - see BRANDFAS

GOLDSBY, SUMMERS
I am interested in any information available on the GOLDSBY families that lived in the Vesta and Crab Orchard areas of Johnson County. From the 1880 census, I found several GOLDSBY families residing in the Vesta Twp. Three are buried in the Vesta Cemetery that I know of, although I've only found found two gravestones: John Goldsby, his daughter Mary Goldsby, and the missing stone should belong to Matilda (SUMMERS) Goldsby, his wife. I believe there might be others. I also have a marriage license for Richard Goldsby and his wife/1st cousin Mary Goldsby, united together January 5, 1879 in Johnson County. Richard and his children, along with his mother, departed the Johnson County area after his wife's death in 1892. John Goldsby died in 1894. I'd appreciate any additional information that could be provided about any of the GOLDSBY families. I also have some information about their ancestors that I'd be willing to share. Thank you.
Hollie M. Goldsby<jgoldsby@coastalnet.com> 4 Aug 1998

GOODMAN - see PICKENS
GOULD - see MORRISSEY

GRAFF, POTTS
Looking for information on Cyrus GRAFF, served in the 119th IL Infantry out of Rushville, IL, m. a Mary Columbia Potts in 1868. Know they moved to Tecumseh but have no further information. Have lots on the Potts side of the family and willing to share.
Bob Derber <bderber@fmgproductions.com> 2 Dec 2001

GRAVES
Researching the GRAVES, Alexander of Johnson Co., Ne. He was born in Illinois, family then moved to Iowa. Alexander and wife Elizabeth Hill then moved to Johnson Co. They had the following children: Carrie, May, Myrtle, John, Samuel, Katie and Ira. There is a bio on Alexander, but, what happen to his children? Is Alexander or any of his family buried there in Johnson Co? Any information is greatly appreciated.
J. Padillo <jpadillo@amigo.net> 4 Nov 2000

GREENFIELD - see COLE

GREENFIELD, VANCE, CLARK - 31 Dec 1997
I am looking for information on William Sylvester GREENFIELD b: June 18, 1881 in Sterling, Johnson County, Nebraska. Married Alta Frances VANCE b: Dec. 16, 1885 in Bellville, KS. Williams parents were Albert Joseph GREENFIELD and Maribie (CLARK) GREENFIELD.
Thank You. Dan Wright <dhwright@dnvr.uswest.net>

GREENUP - see BEETEM

GUE, HOTALING, BAIRD - 19 Mar 1997
I am looking for any information on the GUE family. Brothers Francis Asbury and Peter Layton both served in the Civil War and were in the Tecumsah area in the late 1800s. Peter had children Carrie GUE HOTALING, Amma GUE BAIRD and Ota GUE. This family is buried in the Grandview cemetery.
Jane Nelson <jnelson@paonline.com>

HAINES - see HOSKINS
HAHN - see ERNST
HAHN - see BAKER

Halepaska, Halepeska, Holopaska, Holepaska, Holeposke, Holepuske, Holopaske, Chalonpeck, Chaloupeska, Chaloupeska, Holobosk, Olobimsky, Albesky, Guliswgwikz, Guliswgwisky, Guliswgwikz
James Halepaska and Anna Hoff Halepaska moved from Bohemia to Johnson County Nebraska in 1875. They brought with them 7 children. Mary, Annie, James, Joseph, Rosy, Catherine, and Frank. Mary married a Saunders. Annie married William Fornefelt. James married Susie Gates. Rosy married a Norwood. Catherine married Charles Labarge and Frank married Lavina Labarge. I don't know as yet who Joseph married. I'm looking for anyone interested in any of these people.at the moment. We believe James Halepaska's Bohemian name was Vaclar Chalonpecky. I have a web site dedicated to Halepaska/Halepeska surname.
Douglas Halepaska <josef46@cox-internet.com> 19 Feb 2001

HALL, SHUGART
I am looking for anyone researching June or Mildred Hall, or Stanley Hall Shugart. Mildred was in Elk Creek Nebraska in 1915. I have several old photos of this family that I would like to get back to relatives if possible. Only three have any identification on them. A photo of two young women says Mildred and June Hall, a photo of a little boy says Stanley Hall Shugart 2 1/2 years old. and a partion of a postcard addressed to Miss Mildred Hall, Elk Creek, Nebraska 1915. If you have any connection to this family, please contact:
Sandy <robcis@wctc.net> 10 May 2001

HANNA
Seeking info or connection with descendents of Elias HANNA who lived in Johnson County in late 1800's. CW vet. Thanks.
Larry <L-J-smith@prodigy.net> 4 Oct 2002

HARDING - see IDE
HARRINGTON - see HART
HARRIS - see EVANS
HARPER - see SIGERSON

HART, HARRINGTON 24 May 1998
Elisha Truman HART came to Johnson county about 1890. Wife: Cassie...known children: Clifton, Nellie, Roland, Gladys, Alvis, Lula, May Lora, Charles. Also, Elisha Truman's sister & family resided in Johnson county (Sterling) till they died....Vardemon & Margaret Hannah HARRINGTON, known children: Martha, Fred, Nellie, Annie, Osie, Martha. Happy to share much information I have on their extended family members.
Beverly Velvick Zuerlein <TheZ@ix.netcom.com>

HASENYAGER, BERRY, BRINKMAN, BUERSTATTE, KLEINBERG
Seeking historical documentation or photos and info exchange with descendants of Johnson Co NE 1860-1890 settlers with unique surnames BERRIE or BERRY, BRINKMAN(N), BUERSTATTE or BURSTETTE, CLINEBURG or CLINEBERG, HASENJA(E)GER, HASENYAGER, HOSENJ(Y)AGER, KLEINBERG and NIEDERGERKE. Many of these Westphalian immigrant families were together in St. Louis and Warren Co. MO 1835-1864 before moving to Tecumseh area to escape Bushwackers of the Civil War. My paternal ancestor John C Hasenyager came with Brinkmann wife, 6 children and Niedergerke/Brinkmann mother-in-law, whose tintype photo I believe to have and need to verify, therefore seek info on studios in Tecumseh in 1860's. I have deed records showing John "HOsenyager" bought a property known formerly as the town square in Tecumseh in 1864-65. at same time he sold their property in MO via notary from Tecumseh. Original immigration and migrations of these families believed to have been via PA, OH, IN, IL, IA, and MO to NE. John was a carpenter and farmer - Buerstetta was a blacksmith and also had a large family. Thanks,
Cliff Hasenyager, USAF Ret. in Tempe AZ. <chasenyager@earthlink.net> 14 Feb 2001

HASENJAEGER - see HASENYAGER
HAUBERG - see ERNST

HAUGHTON, WELLS, BIVENS - 30 Mar 1997, update 11 Nov 1998
Samuel HAUGHTON was born in Winnebago Co., Il. on Feb 12, 1844. He died Feb 23, 1901. He probably moved to Tecumseh, NE around mid 1860's. May have been married to Angelina WELLS. Sam was the brother of Mary Harriet HAUGHTON, wife of Alexander BIVENS of Tecumseh NE. Seeking any information on Samuel and Angelina and/or any decendants that stayed in NE. I can supply limited information on the BIVENS Family, and detailed information on Samuel HAUGHTON's parents and siblings.
Jeffrey <jlhaughton@c-zone.net>

HAUSWIRTH - see POWER
HEATTON - see YOUNG

HECKATHORN, PLACE, WADE - 26 Nov 1997
A friend of mine is descended from John D. HECKATHORN, b 12 May 1843, d at Tecumseh 11 May 1880, served in Co I, 146 Reg, IL Vol Inf in Civil War and the Tecumseh GAR post is said to have been named after him. His daughter Blanche m1 Edson PLACE, m2 James WADE. Any more information on these people would be appreciated.
Charles H. Tieman <charliet@worldnet.att.net>

HEILIG - 25 Dec 2000
My grandfather, Harold G. Heilig, is buried in the Tecumseh cemetery. I know nothing of his lineage. Any help would be gratiously appreciated. Thank you in advance.
Chris <www.chirs209@aol.com>

HENRY - see LECK
HESS - see BROWN

HESTERMANN or HESTERMAN - 19 Jul 1998
My great-uncle Henry Dietrich Hestermann was born April 6, 1893 in Sterling. Another relative John August Hesterman (one n) was born April 7, 1895 in Sterline (or Sterling?) I would like any information -- possibly birth certificates or newspaper articles on these two. I have no information on their families or if they were related to each other. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
Luci Stoelting <cstoelti@cc-cci.net>

HICKEY 4 Aug 2001
Looking for info on Mathilda, Elizabeth and Ishmeal Hickey. At one time they were in a circus. Anyone know the name? Thanks. Edith Bringmann <pookey@IowaTelecom.net>

HIGGINS, CURTIS, WISLER - 27 Jan 2001
Please help me find any information about my grandmother, Alice/Alla HIGGINS who reportedly lived in Johnson County in the early 1900s. She had 2 sisters, that I know of, because I have a picture of them in their beautiful long dresses. She was married to my grand-father John C. CURTIS who lived in Burchard, Pawnee County. She died around 1913-1914 perhaps in Peru, Nemaha, County. She was related to the WISLER (sp) family and know there were many of them in Johnson County in the 1800s and early 1900s. Thanks ahead of time for information!
Cathy Curtis-Smith <siouxblue@email.msn.com>

HODGES, STRONG, BENEDICT - 7 Oct 1998
Searching for: Seth HODGES and Lydia Jane STRONG, married in Vesta, Johnson Co in 1887. Looked for them in the 1880 Census. Found his parents and siblings Willian and Elizabeth HODGES. I have their marriage documents. Need their daughter Elsie Mae b 6 July 1881 on a census also. Also: William STRONG and his wife Julia BENEDICT, Johnson and Gage Counties.
Marita Gladson <maritag@earthlink.net>

HOFMANN - see BAKER
HOKE - see EPLEY
HOPWOOD - see POWER
HOSENYAGER - see HASENYAGER

HOSKINS, HAINES, LOPER,WALKER, KENDALL, KELSEY - 27 Nov 1999
Am seeking to update my files. Seeking info on these family names. Will share information.
Cymantha HOSKINS came to Johnson Co., NE and homesteaded. Her husband Henry H. had passed away in IL. She brought with her, her children, and grandchild. One daughter Martha Matilda, who married Marcus WALKER was already in Johnson Co. Children and surnames related are:
Martha M. WALKER, Henry H. HOSKINS, Mary HAINES, Sylvester HOSKINS, who was married to Sarah Jane LOPER, and grandchild Melissa (KENDALL) KELSEY.
Any info on or related to this family, would be appreciated.
Deb Hoskins <dhoskins@alltel.net>

HOTALING - see GUE
HUFFER - see COPELAND

HURLBUTT, OSGOOD, PERRY, LANGE - 6 Feb 1998
I am seeking information on the Charles HURLBUTT family. In particular, I would like to find out about his mother-in-law. She was originally Mary PERRY who married Williard OSGOOD in New Hampshire and moved to Truro, Knox County, IL. Mary was born in NH or nearby on November 5, 1814. She married first Willard OSGOOD and they had four children. After Willard died, she married James LANGE and had a daughter, Eliza Jane Lange, born in 1845 in Kewanee, IL. Eliza Jane Lange married Charles HURLBUTT on February 24, 1864 in Illinois. After the birth of some of the children, Cora Irene HURLBUTT, Clarence Eldo HURLBUTT, Clarion Eldo HURLBUTT, Carrie HURLBUTT, and Alba James HURLBUTT, the entire family seems to have moved to Johnson County, NE. Some are buried there. My questions are how would I find out when and where Charles HURLBUTT's mother-in-law died and where is she buried? What kind of obituary might I be able to obtain and from where? Lastly, it would be difficult to drive out to Johnson County to do research so I would like to know what documents to consult for a death notice or obituary. I can call cemeteries, libraries, etc., if I knew which ones and how to contact them. I doubt if I can obtain an obituary unless some kind soul might find one for me.  
Alice Hurlbutt Gless
<agless@earthlink.net>

IDE, ROCKWELL, BUCKLEY, TEETER, HARDING, ROWE - 12 Mar 1997
Searching for the families of John & Lydia Margaret ROCKWELL IDE. Their children are: Nathan Lloyd IDE, Milo Alonzo IDE, Lunday P. IDE, Ella Betsey IDE BUCKLEY, Richard C. IDE, Ida Mary IDE TEETER, John M. IDE, James M.IDE, Elize Mary IDE HARDING, Emma FALES IDE, Delta IDE ROWE. Benjamin IDE. These people came out of the East into Tecumseh, Johnson County before March 18, 1871. I would like to e-mail correspond with any Ides or descendents of these people. Our family history said they were all dead by 1940 and no descendants existed, but I recently found one and the sponsor of this page sent me records that indicate others exist. We would very much like to find these family members. Any assistance would be most appreciated.
Helen Baldwin <lbaldwin.att@worldnet.att.net>

IDE - see GOFF

ISKE, SHAW - 22 Jun 1997
My grandmother LENA SHAW ISKE was born I think in Johnson County at Crab Orchard, NE. Where do I write in Johnson County to obtain a birth record? Also my great grandfather WILLIAM HENRY SHAW may have owned land there in the early days. I think they left Iowa in about 1881 and went to Crab Orchard. Where may I also check about land records? If any one can help that would be very appreciated.
Kathy Brown <patkatbr@sbt.net>

ISLER - see BENSE
JEFFERY - see POWER
JEFFERY - see WALKER

JOBES - 13 March 1998
I am looking for descendents of Amanda and Wallace JOBES who lived in Tecumseh possibly till their deaths. Amanda died in 1922, Wallace unknown. I believe they had 4 children, one or two who lived in Hanford, CA. My reason for inquiry is that I have a series of letters to Amanda from her family and friends, and many personal items and pictures. I am not related to this family in any way, and thought that possibly her relatives would like to have these items. Any information would be appreciated.
I can be contacted at Ccathers. <Ccathers @AOL.com.>

JOEKEL - see PETRICH
JOHNSON - see LAWSON

JOHNSON, JOHNSTON
In 1918 James JOHNSON or JOHNSTON lived in Cook, Johnson County, Neb. He had brother Lewis Johnson or JOHNSTON in Shelby county, Missouri. Also, another brother George W. JOHNSON or JOHNSTON who lived in Wood Lake, Nebraska in 1918. There were also two sisters, Uriah who married Mr. Cox in Macon, Missouri and Eliza who married a Mr. Orr of Detroit, Michigan. Would like to find the names of parents of these three brothers and two sisters.The information is from obit for Lewis Johnson on December 17,1918 Clarence, Mo. If any information can be located please contact:
Joyce Dawson Rogers <joerogers@uswest.net>

JONES, WAGGONER- 9 Oct 1999
Looking for information on John E. JONES born October 11, 1856, died May 22, 1914 in Sterling, Johnson County, Neb., Married Ella WAGGONER. Had following children Tonny, Clifford, Bess, Essie, Roy, Ethel and Effie. John E. may have been born in Kentucky. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
Linda <BVANGUNDY@prodigy.net>

JONES, STORM - 19 Mar 1997
Seeking descendants of Franklin C. JONES (son of Phineas) and Ora STORM (daughter of Melissa and Alfred STORM). Lived in Crab Orchard, and Ora died about 1910 in that area. Their children, Fay and Paul, were born in Vesta, Nebraska, around the turn of the century. Not sure of Vesta's location.
Kathleen Rosenberg <Kle Rose@aol.com>

JONES, MOODY - 2 Dec 1997
Seeking information on the descendants of John Wesley JONES who was born 1818 in OH and died 29 March 1887 in Spring Creek, Johnson Co., NE. He married Holly MOODY on 10 March 1842 in Morgan Co., IL.
Ruby Coleman <rcoleman@netins.net>

JUILFS, SNYDER, OETKEN, COOK, BASSINGER - Sun 16 Aug 1998
I am looking for any information on the following surnames Juilfs, Snyder, Oetken, Cook & Bassinger. My ggggrandparents were married in Johnson Co. they were Johanna (John) JUILFS married Anna OETKENS March 23 1893 and I am pretty sure that Anna Oetken's mothers name was Anna COOK. If any one can help me please let me know. I am completely stuck at this point, will take any leads that I can get.
Thank You. Dana King <king2@prodigy.net>

KAISER - see BAKER
KAVANAGH - see SHAUGHNESSY
KEEBLER - see BILLING

KELLEHER (KELEHER, KALAHER), KELLY, NESTOR - 3 Dec 1998
Looking for descendants of Patrick KELLEHER (KELEHER, KALAHER) and Nora NESTOR, both b. Ireland, lived in Sterling 1888, and buried in Tecumseh Catholic Cemetary 1905-07. Children were Mary (married Michael C. KELLY, (Greenwood, Cass Co.), Daniel, Michael, Nora, Morgan, Annie, and another son, name unknown. Mary (Molly) KELEHER KELLY was our gg grandmother, we'd love to find our folks on this line.
Jo Newkirk-Hornecker <JLNewkirk@aol.com>

KELLER - see BRANDT
KELSEY - see HOSKINS
KENDALL - see HOSKINS
KLEINBERG - see HASENYAGER
KNIGHT - see MORONEY

KNIPPELMEYER - 23 Feb 2000
I am looking for information on the KNIPPELMEYER family. My wife's grandfather was Julius William who lived in Tecumseh. Any information on him and his brothers/sisters if any and his parents would be appreciated. Thanks.
Mitch Stoner <ms20607@navix.net>

KOZAK - see KRIKAVA
KRAUSE - see BILLING

KRIKAVA, KOZAK, ZITEK - 12 Aug 1998
I am looking for information for James KRIKAVA born 20 June 1836 & died 20 June 1917. He and his wife Antonie ZITEK KRIKAVA born 11 February 1840 & died 29 April 1906 are buried in the Hopewell Cemetery. At least I believe that James is buried there, the grave is just marked "Father". I have been unable to find an obituary for Antonie ZITEK KRIKAVA. I am uncertain on where James KRIKAVA originated from. One place said Horovice Sedlec Praha, but that turned out to be a dead end. James's death certificate list's Joseph as his name. I am also looking for information on Frantisek KOZAK born 15 November 1831 & died 17 October 1889. His family is listed on the 1885 census, but have been unable to locate when they originally got here. He is buried in the St. Andrew Cemetery in Tecumseh, Nebraska. He married Matka Meri VETROVSKY in Czechoslovakia before coming & settling in Johnson County. The rest of his family relocated to the Virginia Gage County area after his death. If you know any information, please contact me.
Angela Vrtiksa <avrtiska@inetnebr.com>

LABS - RUSCH - VOELZ
My g-grandparents Fritz LABS and Augusta RUSCH LABS were married in 1878, and then emigrated to the US, and lived for awhile in Johnson Co. where Augusta's brothers Carl and Herman RUSCH and her mother Sophie Louise PRIEBE RUSCH VOELZ and her stepfather Herman VOELZ lived. Carl RUSCH and Fritz & Augusta LABS later moved to Buffalo Co. I would be very grateful for any information about this couple or any of their family.
Mona Houser <Mona_Houser@juno.com> April 09, 1999

LAEGER-LAGER
I'm interested in information on the LAEGER-LAGER family who came to Johnson Co., Sterling Twp. about 1880 and had previously lived in Warren Co., MO. The 1880 census shows a Frederick b. abt. 1834 Prussia and a "Harman" (perhaps Herman) b. abt. 1840 Prussia and their families living next door to each other. I'm wondering if Frederick and Harman were brothers. Frederick married Charlotte Kuhfuss in Warren Co., MO. I'm especially hopeful of learning if Harman/Herman is the Heinrich Hermann LAEGER who married Catherine Roemer (born Dall/Deal/Diehl) in Warren Co., MO in 1871 and, if so, what became of her. The 1880 census shows Harman married to a Nancy. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Faith Wong <fwong52@worldnet.att.net> Mar 30, 2003

LANGE - see HURLBUTT

LAWSON, JOHNSON - 4 May 1997
I'm looking for information on my G-G-grandfather Perry LAWSON. He married Elizabeth JOHNSON in Ohio in 1843. They lived in Peoria Illinois until the late 1860's, when they moved to Johnson Co., NE. They appear in Johnson Co. census in 1870, but he does not appear in the 1880 census. She does not appear in the 1910 census. I believe both died in Johnson Co. Their children were Martha J., Emily, George Washington, Joe, Elizabeth, Perry M. Jr., Florance, Mary, Delbert and John. Only John was born in NE. Thought I might find a will or estate that would provide more information about this family.
Robert L. Lloyd <DWFD89A@Prodigy.com>

LECK, HENRY, ROWE, WILCOX
Looking for any information on the ancestors or descendents of George LECK m. Sarah HENRY, residents Johnson County (Vesta) ca. 1867 on. Children include - Annie C. (m. Hiram ROWE / my g-g-grandmother - have this information and don't need), William, Frank, Elnora (m. Latan J. WILCOX), Celesta (died ca. 1894 unmarried), and Herbert. Any information you can provide that would add to what little we have would be appreciated. I am just beginning to research this line.
Valerie Brestel-Ohle <nagi@wisdomkeepers.org> 19 Mar 2000

LESTER, PLATT - 2 Apr 1998
I am searching for any information on the family surnames who lived in Johnson County, NE around 1875-1910: LESTER and PLATT. According to sources at this website, 'Ory' Lester (which was a nickname for Ormill Bryant Lester) owned a meat market in Tecumseh in 1890. He married Emma Platt in 1876. They had five children: Etta, Ellie, Minnie Bell, Roy, and Edna. Ory's brother, Ennis L. Lester, was included in the Johnson County Photographic and Biographical book. The Platt family came from Dearborn, Indiana to Johnson county, and lived there about the same years. I am looking for obits, marriage certificates, school records...well, just about anything...on this family.
Carol A. Haagensen <Youda@prodigy.net> 
Homepage: http://members.tripod.com/~Youda/index.htm  

LOCK - see WILCOX
LONG - see ROBERTSON
LOPER - see HOSKINS

LOTT
I am searching for any information regarding a Hiram LOTT and his wife Eliza who were living in Tecumseh in 1880. They were supposed to be operating or managing a restaurant there in the business district. These folks were childless and had moved to Tecumseh from Fairbury, where they managed a hotel. After this point in time, they drop out of sight. I have not been successful in locating their burial sites, or any other detailed information regarding them. If someone has bumped into any information regarding this couple, I would appreciate your contacting me.
Clarence Lott <clott@barringer-labs.com> 29 Sep 1998

LOUDERBACK - see BAKER

MALONE, SMITH, WESTCOTT - 28 Feb 1998
Searching for information on the MALONE family. Will MALONE was born abt June, 1891 in Tecumseh to David Wallace MALONE and Nellie SMITH WESTCOTT MALONE. Will's father was probably involved with the brick business. Thank you for any help.
Justine Miller <JMiller585@AOL.com> 1431 Cassandra Circle, DeSoto, TX 75115

MANNSCHRECK - see BRAY
MAPPS - see POWELL

MARION, ELLIOTT - 21 Oct 1998
America J. MARION married Joseph ELLIOTT abt. 1870 Pawnee City, NE. America died 1 Jan 1873 at Tecumseh,Johnson Co, NE. Looking for any information on Joseph ELLIOTT, ancestors and descendants. Thank you for any information you might have.
Walter Miller <WIM@bigfoot.com>

McAFOOS, SINK, WAIDELY, MOREHEAD, DILWORTH, McCOY - 29 Dec 1997
Seeking information on McAFOOS, SINK, WAIDELY, MOREHEAD, DILWORTH and McCOY: They lived in Crab Orchard about 1890 to 1925. Hugh McAFOOS m. Sarah SINK, had son Charles A. McAFOOS. John WAIDELY m. Jennie MOREHEAD, had dau. Nora E. WAIDELY. Charles A. McAFOOS m. Nora E. WAIDELY 9 Mar 1904 at Crab Orchard. Divorced in 1910. Their 17 year old daughter, Iva W. McAFOOS and I believe a McCOY had son Donald McCOY McAFOOS born 1922, Tecumseh. No father's name on birth certificate.
Thanks Terry Parks <paroman@flash.net>

McCLURE - see ROOT
McCOY - see McAFOOS
McKEE - see MORRISSEY
McNEIL - see SANDUSKY
MEADE - see COPELAND
MELANDER - see SCHMIDT

MOODY - see JONES
MOORE - see WILSON
MOREHEAD - see McAFOOS

MORONEY, KNIGHT
Am interested in John Thomas MORONEY and Lydia Alice KNIGHT who were married in Johnson Co on 20 July 1880. Who were they? Where were their families located? They are my ggp. Any information gratefully received. Thanks in advance.
Kim Leeper <vj32@dial.pipex.com> 18 Mar 2000

MORRAN - see BRANDFAS

MORRISSEY
Looking for information on George MORRISSEY son of Lawrence Morrissey & Bridget GOULD. And also Gladys McKEE daughter of James Lincoln McKee & Olive STEPHENS of the Tecumseh/Vesta area. These are my Grand Parents & Great Grand Parents. Thanks.
Greg Scheele <gregscheele@ msn.com> 7 Feb 2004

NEEDHAM
I have an interest in the NEEDHAM family lineage. Any info you have would be appreciated. Sincerely,
Ed Needham <cypsych@cyberpsych.win.net> April 13, 1999

NEELY - see GOFF
NEIGHBOR - see SIGERSON

NESTOR, BURKE, SHAUGHNESSY - 30 Aug 1997
I am looking for information on Philip NESTOR, b. 1860-1870, probably in IL, died after 1951. Last known residence Tecumseh, NE. Also Harriet NESTOR BURKE, a sister, b. 1860-1870, d. after 1951, last known residence Tecumseh. Looking for parents, other siblings, etc. I have information on their sister Katherine Agnes NESTOR SHAUGHNESSY, b.8-6-1863 in Elkhart, IL, m. 9-20-1887 in Tecumseh, d. 11-17-1951 in Sheridan, WY. I have all of her descendants - will share information.
Suzanne Leonard <sleonard@wyoming.com>

NIEDERGERKE - see HASENYAGER
NORCROSS - see EVANS
OETKEN - see JUILFS

O'KIEFFE, GAYMAN
Searching for information about John O'Kieffe (various spellings) born about 1830 in Ireland, came to Johnson County, NE shortly after 1870 with wife (Mary Elizabeth Gayman) and children. He died in Otoe County about 1887 and is buried in the Tecumseh Cemetery. Eldest daughter, Helen Arabelle/Belle, married Steve in Johnson County. Would like to contact her descendants or any other relatives.
Connie O'Kieffe <cdo523@aol.com>
523 Washington Avenue, Wilmette, IL 60091

OLDS
I am interested in any and all information regarding the OLDS families who lived in Johnson Co. from 1868 and forward from then. Some of the names are: Annie E., John Davis, and Abraham Vanwinkle. Also interested in information on John Edward and Robert Lee OLDS.
Fae Jacobs <RAVENALEE@webtv.net>

OSGOOD - see HURLBUTT
PALMER - see SIGERSON

PANKO, EILERS - 21 May 1997
I am looking for information on the Panko family which lived in Sterling from approx. 1882. My grandfather was John PANKO who was born in Sterling in March of 1893.I do not know the first names of my great grandparents,but I believe my great grandmother died in 1941.They raised seven sons and one daughter; John, William and Otto were three of the sons' names. I have been told that they are buried in St. Johns Lutheran Cemetery. I found the name of Caroline PANKO taking out a marriage license with a Gade EILERS, in 1888, and was wondering if she was a relative of the family which I am seeking information on. The marriage license was listed in a great resource book called The Tecumseh Chieftain by Leila Heil. I would like any and all information you can send me on this family...names are very much needed. Thanks in advance.
Virginia Panco Squires <vsquires @timberland.lib.wa.us>

PARDE(E) - 24 May 1998
I would like to correspond with anyone searching PARDE(E) surname in Johnson County. The Pardes I am searching came from the area around Strackholt, Germany in the Ostfriesen area. Common first names were Heye, Peter, and Jann. The Pardes originally settled in Adams County, Illinois in the 1860s, then moved to Gage County, Nebr. Some of them settled around Sterling but I have been unable to link the families. Will gladly share information with anyone researching this name. Seeking info on family of Eilert PARDE and wife Mareke WEBER circa 1900.
Fran Zedney <fzedney@juno.com> 2100 W. 3900 S. Roy UT 84067-3534 (phone 801-731-5786)

PEARCELEY / PEARSLEY, SCAGGS, VAN OSDOL   Additional Info
My great-grandparents were John PEARCELEY (b. Scotland 1839 or 40). (The name is spelled "Pearceley" in the Nebraska Gazetteer list of farmers in 1890. We spell it "PEARSLEY."). John appears on the 1880 census in Johnson County, NE with a wife named Ellen (Ellen PARRISH was his second wife), daughter Martha Jane b. 1870 Whiteside Co. IL, and my grandfather, Adolphus Orison or Arthur O., b. 1872 in Johnson Co. My g-grandmother's name was Susan SCAGGS b. Ohio Co. Indiana, in June 2, 1848. Susan and John were married in Whiteside Co. IL, October 1, 1868. In 1871 or 72 they moved to Johnson Co., NE and in 1876 Susan died, cause unknown. Susan's grave is in Vesta Cemetery, Vesta Nebraska (Johnson County)-- Lot 30 in Block 1 purchased by John Pearsley. The headstone reads Susan O. wife of John Pearsley died Nov 10, 1876 aged 28 yrs, 5 m, 8 days gone but not forgotten. I've found out quite a lot about Susan. Her father, Riley Scaggs is buried in Vesta Cemetery. Her brother, David H. Scaggs, married a Margaret Jane VAN OSDOL in 1859 and died in 1869 in Johnson Co. Another brother, Van Crowley Scaggs, died in the Civil War. I still know little about John except that he had two brothers killed or lost in the Civil War. I'd like to find the Pearsley parents, other siblings, or cousins, where they landed when they came to this country, etc. Anything would be helpful. Thanks in advance.
Julia Ryden <jryden@roguecc.edu> Update December 28, 1999

PERRY - see HURLBUTT

PETRICH, SIKYTA, JOEKEL - 30 May 2002
I am interested in any information on Florian PETRICH. A tombstone in Hopewell Cemetery near Sterling, Johnson County, Nebraska, bears his name along with that of Anna & Anton SIKYTA, my ancestors. Family stories say that Florian was the father of Anna SIKYTA. I can find no other record of Florian PETRICH.

I would also be interested in the history of HOPEWELL CEMETERY. Research tells me that the land it is located on belonged to a Mr. JOEKEL and that the land owned by Anton SIKYTA bordered on this land. Florian PETRICH died 15 May 1871 and is among those who died before the establishment of the cemetery. Caroline Joekel also died in 1871. Was there a possible relationship between the JOEKEL family and the SIKYTA'S and PETRICH'S? Can anyone tell me the English equivalent of the name FLORIAN?

I would be willing to exchange and share information on the SIKYTA descendants. Thanks in advance for any help available.
DeLoris Jensby <dejensby@alltel.net>

PHELAN, CLARK, TUCKER, TRACY, WEAVER - 24 Aug 2005
Looking for Andrew PHELAN & Burlinza Ann CLARK family. PHELAN'S moved to Elk Creek about 1867 or 1868 from Illinois. Children married into the families of TUCKER, TRACY and WEAVER in Johnson Co. I have a 10x8 picture of the PHELAN family and 4x6 of ANDREW PHELAN and one of BURLINZA ANN CLARK taken at Forbes, West Side, Tecumseh, NE. Is any one out there looking into the other family names?
Thank you for your time. Pat Schuknecht

PHILLIPS - see BAKER

PICKENS, GOODMAN - 26 Oct 1998
Looking for people by the name of PICKENS from Cook, NE. Lena PICKENS was married to GOODMAN. Son Rodney GOODMAN.
Jean Jurkiewicz <jrmwt@access1.net>

PLACE - see HECKATHORN
PLATT - see LESTER
POGUE - see BRAY
POTTS - see GRAFF

POWELL, MAPPS, RUSH, WATHEN, BUCHANAN - 28 Sep 1997
Seeking information & photos for the family of Stephen POWELL, b abt Mar 1816, NY, and d 6 Oct. 1864, Johnson co., NE. Stephen married Isabella "Belle" MAPPS, 8 Dec 1841, Stark co., OH. Belle was b abt. Apr 1817, PA, and d 2 May 1894, Johnson co., NE. Children:
William, b 19 Mar 1843, Stark co., OH, & d 28 Jan 1919, Syracuse, Otoe co., NE. marr Aurilla STANLEY, 26 Sep 1869, Johnson co., NE;
Fanny, b abt. May 1845, OH, & d 25 Dec 1859, Johnson co., NE;
Angeline, b 20 Dec 1847, OH, & d 24 Mar 1906, Jewell co., KS. marr Henry Andrew WATHEN, 8 Aug 1867, Otoe co., NE;
Jane, b 2 Feb 1850, Joliet, IL, & d 7 Jul 1891, bur, Otoe co., NE. marr Nicholas RUSH, 17 Mar 1878, Johnson co., NE;
Thomas, b abt 1852, IA;
Stephen, Jr., b abt. Dec 1854, IA, & d 22 Oct 1870, Johnson co., NE;
John, b 1857, IA, & d 1940, Johnson co., NE. marr. Carrie GANHART;
Joseph, b 3 Aug 1859, Johnson co., NE, & . 4 Mar 1933, Johnson co., NE. marr Mary A. WILSON, 3 Feb 1897, Johnson co., NE; and
Elizabeth POWELL, b 1862, Johnson co., NE, & d 1937, Johnson co.?, NE. marr J.A. BUCHANAN.
Jennifer M. Wathen <dakota@tecinfo.com>

POWER, HAUSWIRTH, STEITZER, WOLFORD, DEVENNEY, REED, HOPWOOD, JEFFERY
Seeking info on: James POWER Sr married to Johanna Donovan. James and his children (Walter, Steve, George, James, Mary, Ed, Margaret, Patrick, Kate) moved near Tecumseh in late 1800's to farm. George HAUSWIRTH and Brigetta STEITZER moved from Chicago to farm near Tecumseh in mid 1870's. They died in 1879 and left 6 children orphans. John and Gretchin (named changed to Maggie) and Mattie were adopted by John and Ellen WOLFORD. John married Leta HOPWOOD in Kansas and settled in Tacoma, WA. Maggie married Joe REED. Mary was taken in by DEVENNEY and APPLEGET families for a time and then married James POWER Jr. . Mattie died at one year old. Brigetta (name changed to Carrie) was adopted by unknown family, married to James L. JEFFERY and died after having 5 children. Would appreciate any information on families. I have information to share. Thank you!
Dianne <madful@covad.net> 24 Jan 2001

POWERS - see BROWN

POWERS - CULVER
- 11 Oct 1997
I am looking for any information on James POWERS and/or his wife Emaline CULVER who were in Johnson County by 1900. They were in York County in 1880.
Robert Wacaser <RWACASER@AOL.COM>

PRATT - 8 Apr 2000
My grgrandfather George G. PRATT and his wife Melissa PRATT moved to Elk Creek about 1880, from Indiana, with their oldest son Arnold E. PRATT. George PRATT is listed in the 1890 Farmers Directory. Roy PRATT and Chloe PRATT were born in Elk Creek, Roy PRATT in 1891 and Chloe PRATT in 1893. Is there any more information available from the Farmer's Directory other than the names listed there. George PRATT then moved to Ashland, CO and was there in 1898. Thanks for your help.
Barbara McGirr <bsmcgirr@cybertrails.com>

QUINN

James and Sarah Adaline (THOMPSON) QUINN lived in Johnson County in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Their children were James H. Quinn, born 1859; Elizabeth Quinn born 1866; Bessie Quinn born 1867; Mercer S. Quinn born 1870; William P. Quinn born April 1875 (who married a Christie B.) and George E. Quinn born October 1878. All but William and George were step-children to Sarah. Would really like to know if James and Sarah died in Johnson County or if there is any available information on the family. Thank you!!!
Joan Meister <jmeister@willinet.net> 18 Jun 1999

PROSSER - see BRANDFAS

RECKEWEY - see WOLTEMATH

REDFIELD, ALDRICH - 4 May 2000
Looking for a picture of Mary (ALDRICH) REDFIELD (1839-1928) who is buried with her husband Franklin A. REDFIELD in Crab Orchard Cemetery in Johnson County. Thank you.
Ken and Laura Beckman <ken-and-laura@worldnet.att.net>

REED - 8 July 2000
I am looking for any information about Charles Clark REED who was at one time a representative to the Nebraska State Legislature from Vesta, Nebraska. He was born in Portage County Ohio in about 1854 and moved with his parents to Wyoming, NE in about 1858. His father was Abner Clark REED who eventually moved to Sterling and is buried there.
Interested in knowing what he did in Vesta, when he lived there, when he left, etc. Many thanks.
Judith Rice-Jones <jricejon@brain.uccs.edu>

REED - see POWER
RICHARDSON - see WALKER
RICKERS - see WEBER
RILEY - see BAKER

ROBERTSON, CLARK, LONG, TURNER - 13 Oct 1997
Joseph ROBERTSON b. 12 May 1828 in Fincastle, Botetourt, VA, d. about 1900 in Portland,Multnomah,OR; m. to Jerusha CLARK. Moved to the Johnson County area about 1855. Children born while living in Johnson County area include; Ada ROBERTSON b. 18 Sep 1858 in Johnson, NE m. Cart LONG in 1877; Achsa ROBERTSON b. 27 Nov 1859, in Johnson, NE d. 2 Mar 1937; Alice ROBERTSON b. 4 Sep 1862, in Johnson, NE d 22 Mar 1877; Fremont ROBERTSON b. 18 Apr 1864, in Johnson, NE d. 9 Nov 1943 in Salem, Marion, OR m. Sarah Jane TURNER 25 Jun 1888. The family next moved to Xenia, Bourbon, KS between 1864 and 1868. Would like any information concerning family including where they might have lived etc.
Paul Robertson <paullds@aol.com>

ROBISON - see WHITLOCK
ROCKWELL - see IDE

ROOT, CAMPBELL - 6 Oct 1997
I am interested in the ROOT and CAMPBELL surnames in Johnson County. Looking for the family of Frankie Joy ROOT and the family of Ellen and Lucy CAMPBELL.
Patti Prime <pattijoy@aol.com>

ROOT - see EVANS

ROOT, McCLURE - 26 May 1997
Searching for the surnames of ROOT and MCCLURE...names listed as having lived or living in Johnson County. My great-grandparents, Joseph W.ROOT, and Elizabeth MCCLURE were married in September of 1856. Both Joseph W. ROOT, and David MCCLURE, the father of Elizabeth MCCLURE are listed in the Andreas' "History of the State of Nebraska"; living there in 1856. David MCCLURE was, if I am reading correctly, the first County Commissioner and served on the first grand jury. Any item of historical interest would be most appreciated, and the names of churches they might have attended or the names of cemeteries where family members might have been buried would be helpful.
Thank you. Marjorie Miele <GRAMSING@aol.com>

ROWE - see IDE
ROWE - see LECK

ROZELLE - April 12, 1999
I am looking for information on Jonathan and Tressa Rozelle. They are buried in the Sterling, NE cemetary. Alice ROBERTS who is buried there also is their daughter and my great-grandmother. If anyone has information regarding Jonathan and Tressa, please contact Lori Winward. My e-mail is : wolfmother@netscape.net. Thank you for your help.
Lori Winward <wolfmother@netscape.net> April 12, 1999

RUSCH - see LABS
RUSH - see POWELL

RUSSELL, SALZMAN
I am looking for descendants of Albert and Nellie (SALZMAN) RUSSELL. Albert was born 1856 and died 1938. Nellie was born 1860 and died 1952. There is a Mell RUSSELL buried near then in the Tecumseh Cemetery that I assume was their daughter, born 1883, died 1969.
Amy Wilson <awilson@utech.net> June 11, 2000

RUTTER - see ATKINS
RUTTER - see GOFF
SALZMAN - see BRAY and RUSSELL

SANDUSKY, McNEIL - 24 Mar 1997
Doing research on the Jacob SANDUSKY family who moved to Tecumseh area in June of 1868. Other NE, members of the family were Wiley, Alexander & Nancy SANDUSKY (McNEIL). I am interested in any information that may be available. Thanks.
Becky Raine <braine@sierra.net>

SCAGGS - see PEARCELEY
SCHLORESSER - see BENSE

SCHMIDT, MELANDER, STAACK - 20 Feb 2000
I'm looking for any information on Ernest Fredrich SCHMIDT b. 18 Oct 1871 m. 10 Mar 1898 in Osage NE Catherine Henrietta MELANDER b. 26 Feb 1881. Her parents Hans Melander d. 12 Feb 1939 in Cook, NE mother Caroline Dorothea STAACK d. 20 Sep 1944 in Cook, NE. My father Herman J SCHMIDT was b. 22 Nov 1902 in Cook, NE. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
Larry Schmidt <stickvf33@aol.com>

SCHULTZ, YOUNG - 1 Jan 1998
Seeking any information regarding Edwin Eugene SCHULTZ, resident or Elk Creek, Johnson County, Nebraska in early 1900's. He was born 11-2-1869 and died 2-9-1949. He was married to Charity Maria YOUNG. They had four children: Agnes Marie, Arthur LeRoy, Nellie May, and Sylvan Eugene.
Robert Gilmore <worldly@mind.net>

SEARL - see GOFF
SHAUGHNESSY - see NESTOR

SHAUGHNESSY, KAVANAGH
I am doing research of the SHAUGHNESSY, KAVANAGH family...Lawrence was the father...Simon,Michael,Patrick.John,Ann , and Margariet(Margaret) were all Lawrence's children.....they came to Johnson County around 1880 as they are in the 1880 census. I am searching for information about the two girls, Ann and Margaret..I have information about the brothers and will share with anybody interested...I am also interested in where all of Michael's children went. Any one with information please let me know. Thanks.
Sharon Shaughnessy Natcher <natchers@bellsouth.net> Mar 27, 2003

SHAW - see ISKE
SHUGART - see HALL

SIGERSON, PALMER, BELL, NEIGHBOR,VANMETER, HARPER, DOTY - 28 Oct 2002
I am looking for descendants of John SIGERSON b 1855, and wife Eliza Jane PALMER b 1864. I am hoping we can swap information on Eliza's PALMER, BELL and NEIGHBOR lines. I have her, siblings (and spouses of some of those siblings), parents, and her grandparents.

John & Eliza are on the 1900 census for Johnson Co, NE. Their daughter, Nina, is listed on this website as an 8th grade graduate in Johnson Co, NE in 1916. Is the John A. SIGERSON listed on the WWI registration list their son, John Alvin SIGERSON?

I have traced death of their sons John Alvin SIGERSON and Wilson SIGERSON; and daughter Edna VANMETER. I would love to share information, and I plan on working on the PALMER and BELL lines on my next trip to Salt Lake City.

Henry DOTY and wife Hazel SIGERSON, on 1920 census Johnson Co, NE, with Charles 14; Clarence 10; Mabel 4 and Dorothy infant. Also, with them is Hazel's brother, Alvin Sigerson [John Alvin Sigerson] 28. Hazel b Dec 1895, too young to be mother of above boys, may be a second wife to Henry. This line goes from Hazel > Eliza Jane PALMER SIGERSON > Elizabeth BELL PALMER > John BELL b ca 1815. I'm researching this BELL line in Coles Co, IL and neighboring counties. I've found some descendants of lines in this family. Would like to hookup descendants so we can share family stories etc. Hope to hear from some DOTYs.

I descend down through Eliza's sister Hettie Ann PALMER HARPER b 1870. The families were all in the Johnson, Nemaha and Gage Co, NE area at one time.
Joan E. Rambo

SIKYTA - see PETRICH
SINK - see McAFOOS
SMITH - see BRANDFAS
SMITH - see MALONE

SMITH
Seeking information about the SMITH family, especially Mrs. Louisa Smith, wife of Charles Burns Smith. Children: Rosa Anna, b 26 April 1874; Alice Lovenia, b 25 Nov. 1876; Charles Coalfax, b 2 June 1877; Bertha Irene, b 8 April 1885; and Elizabeth Pansy, b 3 February 1888. All the children were born near Sterling, Johnson County, Neb. Thank you.
Billie Mumma , Tulsa, Ok. <bmumma@sbcglobal.net> 12 July 1999

SNYDER - see JUILFS
SOEHLE - see WOLTEMATH
STAACK - see SCHMIDT
STEITZER - see POWER
STEPHENS - see MORRISSEY

STITZEL, VANLANDINGHAM - 28 Apr 1997
I am looking for information for the following people. John Kuhn STITZEL who was married to Hanna Ann VANLANDINGHAM. Their children were Amy, May, Lavina, Mary, John, William,George, Edgar, and Rhoda. Rhoda Ann STITZEL was born March 2, 1881 in Tecumseh, NE. Any information would be very helpful in tracing family history.
Paul A. Croley <PACroley@aol.com>

STOCKMAN - see EVANS
STOCKMAN - see BAKER
STORM - see JONES
STRONG - see HODGES
STUKENHOLTZ - see BAKER
SUMMERS - see GOLDSBY
SUTTON - see TRACY
SWITZER - see ATKINS

SWITZER - see GOFF
TEETER - see IDE

TRACY, SUTTON - 8 Mar 1997
I am looking for information on the family of Victor and Martha TRACY. They moved from Maryland to Elk Creek, Nebraska in 1868 and spent the remainder of their lives there. Their children were: Annie (m SUTTON), Comfort, John R., Victor, Emma N., Owen C., Dora, Finley and Delmer. Victor died in 1912.
Bob Reynolds <Bob.Reynolds@SSA.gov>

TRACY - see PHELAN
TUCKER - see PHELAN

TURNER - see ROBERTSON
VAN LANDINGHAM - see STITZEL
VANCE
- see GREENFIELD
VANMETER - see SIGERSON
VAN OSDOL - see PEARCELEY
VOELZ - see LABS
WADE - see HECKATHORN
WAGGONER - see JONES
WAIDELY - see McAFOOS
WAKELIN - see BAKER

WALBRIDGE FAMILY:
     Philo (1845-1920) and Susan Elizabeth (Eliza) (1850-1928) appear in the 1880 (Vesta) and 1900 & 1920 (Crab Orchard) censuses and are buried in Crab Orchard Cemetery. 5 of their children died May/June 1881 and are buried their also. Was there an epidemic that year?
     Napoleon B. appears in the 1920 census (Western) and two of his children are buried in Vesta Cemetery.
     Sophia (mother of Philo & N.B.) appears in the 1880 census (Vesta). she and her son, Levi (22), are living with the RICHARDSON family. No known connection. She is buried in Vesta Cemetery.
Richard Harrison  Encinitas, San Diego, CA  email <artdept@compuserve.com>
Richard's Genealogy: http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~richard

WATHEN - see POWELL
WALKER - see HOSKINS

WALKER I'm looking for anything on the Walker's, W.P., Tabitha,or Henry. I have some info and will share with anyone that's interested. Tracy Barhorst <tbarhorst@saukherald.com> June 05, 1999

WALKER, CUMMINGS, RICHARDSON, JEFFERY
I would like info on the following Johnson County connected individuals:
Marcus WALKER, Arthur CUMMINGS, Julia RICHARDSON, Amelia CUMMINGS, Mary JEFFERY, John JEFFERY, Martha WALKER, William WALKER, Henry WALKER. Thanks.
David Bohne <dbohne@uswest.net> 20 Mar 2000

WEAVER - see PHELAN
WEBB - see BAKER
WEBER - see PARDE

WEBER, RICKERS, BRUNS - 2 Nov 1998
Searching for info on family of Reick (Rieke) WEBER (1813-1887)and wife Hilka (Ellen) RICKERS (1821-1896) both died and buried near Sterling. Need info on their sons Henry WEBER (1854-1934) and Ind WEBER (1859-1935) and daughter Fannie WEBER who married John BRUNS. Would like to identify photos which I believe are of Hilka and Fannie. Will glady share info.
Fran Zedney <fzedney@juno.com>

WELLS- see HAUGHTON

WELSCH
I'm looking for any information about the following WELSCH family members, who lived in Johnson Co in the late 1800s and early 1900s: Andrew, Clinton, Charles, Lilleah, Della, Lyman, Harvey, Bessie, Paul Thank you!
Barb Cook <ookrog@mnic.net> 5 Aug 1999

WESTCOTT - see MALONE

WEVER - A minigenealogy of the county coordinator with info to share!

WHITE - see WILSON
WHITLOCK - see CRAFT

WHITLOCK, ROBISON
Seeking information regarding Guy Whitlock b. abt. 1877 perhaps in Elk Creek, Nebraska or White Co., Indiana to Thomas W. and Mary Robison Whitlock. After death of his mother, Mary in 1882 in Elk Creek, Guy was placed with another family in Johnson Co. After his father remarried in 1886 he decided to stay with his adoptive parents. Thomas Whitlock was my gr grandfather and I would like to contact any family of Guy's that can tell me what happened to him.
Ann Sims
Conroe, Texas

WILCOX - see LECK

WILCOX, LOCK - 16 Mar 1998
I am looking for information on my great grandparents. The only information I have on them is from the 1900 Census Sheet No. 06 Vesta something (can't read 2nd word) looks like Orand ?
Laton J. (Joseph) WILCOX b. 1867; Wife: Elnora b. 1871; Children: Iona (Celesta Ann) b. 1894 (my maternal grandmother); Pansy: b. 1896; Wilfred: b. 1898; Josephine: b. 1899. I also know that Laton and Elnora were married April 03, 1890 I think in Vesta, Johnson County.... not sure though. I am looking for any information on any of the people listed, but mostly my great grandparents.....Laton & Elnora WILCOX (on their marriage record it shows her as Eleanor LOCK).
I appreciate your time. Patti Raabe-Jenkins <Wotawee2@aol.com>

WILMARTH - see ATKINS

WILSON
Seeking information on Anna WILSON, and husband Edward WILSON, who lived in Vesta, NE in the late 1800's. They were married in Jasper County, IL, and had a daughter named Ollie WILSON. As of 1932, Anna WILSON was still alive, as she is mentioned in my gg grandma's [her sister's] obit. Thank you for any information!
Barb Arnold Moksnes <jmoksnes@pressenter.com>

WILSON, MOORE, WHITE
Seeking info. on my great-great-grandfather, John Christopher WILSON and wife Polly. John born Yorkshire, England, May, 1815; died at Sterling on April 1, 1881. Polly died 1901 probably in Lancaster Co., NE. Both buried in Sterling Cemetery. Would very much like to locate obituaries for these folks. Sons Charles C. (married Lillie G. MOORE) and Wallace W. WILSON (married Olive WHITE) also resided in Johnson Co., and both were married in that county. Any information would be very much appreciated! I am in Michigan, and reference materials for States west of the Mississippi is quite sparse.
Michael DODSON <wmdodson@gateway.net> 5 Aug 1999

WOLFORD - see POWER

WOLTEMATH, SOEHLE, RECKEWEY - 9 July 1999
I am seeking information about Christian WOLTEMATH and his wife who donated the land for St. Peter Lutheran Church, which is on Highway 50 just south of the county line between Johnson & Pawnee Co.s NE. His wife is a sister to Wilhelmine SOEHLE, b. 15 Apr 1822 in Schaumburg Germany and married Heinrich RECKEWEY 2 Mar 1849 in St. John Lutheran Church, Roselle (Rodenberg), Cook-DuPage Co.s, IL. Want to make contact with anyone who may have knowledge of the Soehle family.
Thanks in advance, Richard F. Strait , Omaha, NE <rfstrait@juno.com> (text only)

WUNDER - see BAKER
YOUNG - see SCHULTZ

YOUNG, GARISS, HEATTON - 28 July 2000
Need information for the following people:
Annette YOUNG b Oct. 1, 1889 d Apr. 15, 1905 m Arthur GARISS Dec. 25, 1904 - 1905 bur. Tecumseh cemetery block 109 lot 4
Elias YOUNG
Susannah E HEATTON
Don Sherron <Dlsherron@aol.com>

YOUNG
I'm researching the YOUNG family of Elk Creek and Tecumseh. Two brothers, John Scott Young and Julius Lemoyne YOUNG, moved to the Elk Creek area about 1870 and 1884 respectively. Prior to moving to Johnson County they lived in Jo Daviess County, Illinois. John Scott and wife had 13 children. Julius and wife had at least 7. John Scott YOUNG died in 1914 and Julius died in 1929. Both are buried in Johnson County. Any other Young researchers? Thanks in advance.
Janet Young Berkson <eberkson@erols.com> 14 Mar 2001

ZITEK - see KRIKAVA


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