Jim Mick was born December 4, 1937 in
Osceola, Nebraska. Frances Mick was born July 10, 1942 at
Columbus, Nebraska. They were married February 23, 1963 at
Bellwood, Nebraska. Two children were born to this union:
Pamela Marie on October 5, 1968 at Columbus, Nebraska. She
will be a sixth grader at Bellwood Elementary School. Joseph
James was born January 7, 1974 at Columbus, Nebraska. He
will be a first grader at the Bellwood School. At the time
of this writing, Joseph happens to be the only boy born in
his generation with the last name of Mick.
Joseph Mick was born March 13, 1847 in
Austria, Germany. Caroline Mick was born Jan. 12, 1847 in
Austria, Germany. They were married in Austria and sailed
for America. They reached New York on July 4, 1876 on
America's annual celebration of Independence Day.
Joseph F. remained on the family farm
and married Minnie Sprunk. Six children were born to this
Mick Rohrich and Caroline Mick, wife of the late Joseph
Joseph F. Mick was born April 25,1881
on a farm south of Columbus, Nebr. in Butler County. At the
age of four his parents, Joseph and Caroline Mick, moved to
the farm he grew to manhood on, raised his family on, and
lived there till his death.
Joseph married Lydia Gabel of Shelby,
Nebr. in 1931. Six children were born to this union: Dwane
(Jane Semin Mick), JoAnn (Mrs. Kenneth Ebel), Janice (Mrs.
Louis Molnar), James (Francis Scholz Mick), Gerald (Patricia
Raric Mick) and Ann Julie (Mrs. Don Bell). After Lydia's
departure, Joseph married Leona Seipp Janicek of
Joseph F. Mick and Minnie Sprunk Mick, February 5, 1907.
and Augusta Mick Kracman's wedding in 1942.
David W. Minnick was born in South
Dakota in 1874. His mother, Emma Pischel was born near
Berlin, Germany. His father, Ira S. Minnick was born in
Michigan in 1851. They lived in South Dakota, later moving
to Bellwood. They lived three blocks west and one block
north of the Post Office. David had two brothers, John and
Arlie and four sisters, Martha, Mabel, Cora and Effie. David
was married to Ethel Rose. She was born in Lowell,
Massachusetts in 1876, the daughter of Joseph and Mary Rose.
Joseph Rose was born in London, England in 1845. He came to
America some time before the Civil War and was a Civil War
veteran. His wife, Mary Young was born in Camden, Maine in
The David W. Minnick family.
Louis E. Moell, the second child of
eleven, was born to Anton Moell and his wife in 1879. It is
believed Louis as one of the oldest was born in a log cabin
which was the family home on the Moell farm three miles west
-By Shirley Mick McDonald
Louis and Louise Moell.
© 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 by Ted & Carole Miller and Carolyn Wilkerson