Front row: John N. Delahamet
and wife Mary.
Approximately ten years prior to the
incorporation of Bellwood, Jacob DeMuth moved to Butler
County. Born January 26, 1849, the son of Michael and
Margaretha (Reisdorff) DeMuth, he emigrated from his
birthplace, Sandweiler, Luxembourg, in 1868. He married
Elizabeth Schmit in Fremont, Nebraska on November 2, 1873.
Born in Luxembourg on January 6, 1855, Elizabeth, like Jacob
had previously lived in the Cascade, Iowa area before moving
to Butler County. In 1870 Jacob homesteaded on one hundred
and twenty acres of section thirty, Bone Creek Township. In
1873, he purchased two hundred forty acres of section
thirty. In 1880, he purchased forty acres on section
thirteen of Savannah Township.
- Mrs. Joe Romshek
Michael was born in Bavaria, Germany. He came to the U. S. on a sail boat at the age of 18. He married Catherine Miller in New York State and they lived in Rochester, N.Y. until 1870. Catherine was born in 1834 and died on Nov. 7, 1902. They homesteaded in Butler County on the northeast corner of section 8 in Alexis Township on Dec. 4, 1874. The land is now owned by Lucille Kelly. They later moved to the family home in about 1883, which is now owned by Leon Ebel. Farming was their livelihood. Children born to this union were: Anna Ebel Kurt, Lucy Ebel Linden, Mary Ebel Capesius, Frank, Henry and Julia Ebel Klein.
Miles and Clara Enyeart
Miles J. Enyeart, born February 16,
1882, Keytesville, Mo., the fourth of nine children, was the
son of Hiram and Mary Hunter Enyeart. At the age of nine
months he came with his parents to a farm seven miles
southwest of Bellwood. He married Clara Drawbaugh in 1906.
She was born Jan. 6, 1882, Lenox, Iowa, the fifth of seven
children, daughter of Armstrong and Sarah Grisinger
Drawbaugh. As a small girl she came with her family to a
farm west of Bellwood. Clara had one sister, Gertrude,
married to William Fluharty. They lived for many years in
Bellwood, also their daughter, Ada Baer.
College, Fremont. Clara attended Fremont Normal also.
Miles and Clara Enyeart (August 29,1906).
John Fohl was born in Gostingen,
Luxembourg and came to this country in January of 1892 at
the age of 19. He went directly to Bellwood to the home of
his aunt, Mrs. Henry Schmit.
John and Anna Fohl (May 3,
Alfred was born on February 11, 1939 in
Brainard, Ne. Rita was born on July 4, 1939 in Columbus, Ne.
They were married on August 18, 1959. Seven children were
born to this union: Richard J. was born in 1960, graduated
from Platte Technical Community College in Columbus, Ne. in
1980 and is presently employed by the First National Bank
& Trust in Columbus, Ne. Michael L. was born in 1961 and
is currently attending school at Southeast Community College
in Milford, Ne. Patrick M. was born in 1962 and graduated
from Aquinas High School in David City, Ne. in 1980. He will
also attend Southeast Community College in Milford, Ne.
William P. was born in 1965. He will be a sophomore at
Aquinas High School in David City, Ne. Diane M. was born in
1966 and will be a freshman at Aquinas High School in David
City, Ne. Daniel M. was born in 1968 and will be a 7th
grader at St. Mary's Grade School in David City, Ne. Brian
J. was born in 1969 and will be a 5th grader at St. Mary's
Grade School in David City, Ne.
Leo Hanus was the son of Jon and
Josephine (Groulik) Hanus. Mary (Mach) Hanus was the
daughter of James and Ann (Truller) Mach.
Among the many people calling Bellwood
home, although living away, is Mrs. Ida Hayek of Los
Edna Peck Hiller Harry Hiller
Harry Hiller was the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Peter Hiller, born on the third of February, 1906, at
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