20 Mar 2008


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Fujan-Gobel Family

Photo of old couple in front of farmstead and a close-up of the couple, same photo. Emma Fujan Gobel (see below) had this photograph in her effects when she died. The family has been trying since then to identify this couple and the location. No information on the photo and no photographer’s mark. Here is her ancestral background.

All of my husband’s Fujan/Sieber ancestors came to America during a 25-year period between 1863 and 1888 from Bohemia and Moravia or what today is called the Czech Republic. They all eventually settled in Glengary township in eastern Fillmore County in eastern Nebraska, though some had first stayed in Illinois or Wisconsin.

Franz Sieber I b. 1 Oct 1804 Hermsdorf, Bohemia, (now Jabloneé v Podjestedi-Her´manice CS), d. 19 Dec 1879 in Fillmore County, NE. Burial Glengary Pioneer Cemetery, Ohiowa, Fillmore County, NE. His wife: Theresia Winklerova (family name Winkler) b. 31 Oct 1807 Marthalen, Bohemia, d. 19 Jan 1892 Fillmore County, NE. Burial Glengary Pioneer Cemetery Ohiowa, Fillmore County, NE.

Their son & daughter-in-law:
Frank J. Sieber II b. 18 Aug 1837 Jabloneé v Podjestedi-Her´manice CS (formerly Hermsdorf, Bohemia), d. 19 Apr 1916 in Glengary Township, Fillmore County, NE. Burial 23 Apr 1916 Glengary Pioneer Cemetery, Ohiowa, NE. His wife: Helena Heinova (Family name Heine) b. 31 Dec 1837 Kunratice u Cvikova CS (formerly Kunnersdorf, German-Bohemia), d. 28 Apr 1913 Ohiowa, Fillmore County, NE. Burial Glengary Pioneer Cemetery, Ohiowa, NE.

Their daughter & son-in-law:
Mary Sieber b. 22 Jun 1864 Jabloneé v Podjestedi. Her´manice CS (Hermsdorf, Bohemia), d. 6 Mar 1894 Fillmore County. Burial Glengary Pioneer Cemetery, Fillmore County. Her husband: John Fujan b. 2 Feb 1864 Hlinci, Plzen, Kralovice, Bohemia, d. 12 Nov 1938 Fillmore County, NE. Burial Bohemian National Cemetery, aka Milligan South Cemetery, Fillmore County, NE. 

Their daughter & son-in-law:
Emma Rose Fujan b. 6 Jun 1881 Fillmore County, NE, d. 20 Mar 1957, Lynch Clinic, Fairbury, NE. Burial Mahaska Cemetery. Her husband: Henry Jacob Gobel (birth name Jacob Hinrich Göbel) b. 2 Dec 1876 Rederstall (obituary says Groes Harrie), Dithmarschen District, Holstein, Germany, d. 21 Dec 1962 on his farm in rural Thompson, Buckley Precinct, Jefferson County, NE. Burial Mahaska Cemetery, just west of Mahaska, KS. 

My mother-in-law did not think the photo belonged to the Gobel side of the family, but I do have that information if anyone is interested.

Submitted by Maureen Gobel
P.O. Box 407, Fairbury, NE

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