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  January 2004

12 January 2004 – 7 P.M.
Mares Meeting Room
1722 East 19-Fremont NE

Program: Part II of Czech Int’l Conference
“Nellie” Snell

Browse Nite: 26 January 2004 7 P.M.

We hope everyone had a Happy Holiday Season. It was very quiet at 1722 East 19 and many items were completed for the web site and book shelves.

We did receive a beautiful family history book entitled “The Romers of Climbach, Hesse” It was mailed to us from the Utah Bindery Co, but I have no idea who mailed it to us other than the Bindery address. In our area, we would refer to it as Roemers.

New Books on the Shelf

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The Noble Lordships by Simon Winchester and
The Complete Book of Emigrants 1607-1660
Peter Wilson Coldham.
both donated by Charlotte Crowshaw

donated by Margie Sobotka.

Newmem.jpg (7293 bytes) Lemay M Anderson F-74
2070 Road 45
Linwood NE 68036-9712

We thank Bernice Robertson of Morse Bluff for introducing Lemay to our group.


500 People Out to Bid on $5,000 Worth of Stock and Farm Machinery

Yesterday at Leavitt the last remaining possession in Dodge county of the once large holdings of the Standard Cattle company were sold at public auction. Farm machinery and equipment which were formerly used on the company’s large farm and nearly 30 head of horses were “knocked down.”

It was one of the biggest public sale gatherings in this part of the country in recent years. About 500 people were on the grounds. The total number was much larger as buyers were going and coming all the day.

The receipts of the sale amounted to about $5,000. The horses brot a good price, selling on the average for about $150 each. Little was realized from the farm machinery and other miscellaneous material. Some of it went for a song.

The sale was attended by farmers and bargain hunters from over the county. On account of the mass of the material sold an assistant auctioneer was needed to take the bids from the crowds.

In spite of the fact that the various articles went from under the hammer with a rush, the vast amount of stuff disposed of required the entire day.

    Fremont Tribune 4 Feb 1907 page 2.

BOOK 10 – January 1904

Czar D Langstron to Julia M Schneider on Jan 6th.
William Schultz to Mrs Georgia Wickham on Jan 7th.
Edd Henry Crocker to Ethel L Brown on Jan 7th.
F E Beachy to Clara Smith on Jan 11th.
Fred L Kincaid to Mrs Nina Brown Rise on Jan 12th.
Henry F Muller to Gesine M Meyer on Jan 14th.
Henry D Hartz to Blanche Spear on Jan 18th.
Charles F Dworak to Francis R Studnicka on Jan 19th.
William O’Hara to Ellen Brogan on Jan 20th.
George D Arnert to Martha C Hicks on Jan 20th.
Eugene E Eggleston to Emma Arp on Jan 20th.
David G Harper to Mrs Abbie Giles on Jan 23rd.
Carl A Bang to Maggie Appel on Jan 27th.
Umbart Cecchin to Hannah Krallman on Jan 27th.

Fremont Tribune 6 Jan 1904 4:2
FREMONT COUPLE WED – Czar D Langston, 19, and Julia M Schneider, 19, received a marriage license from the county judge and were married today at the home of the bride on West Third street.

Fremont Tribune 21 Jan 1904 3:3 Dodge News

On January 19 at the Catholic church in Dodge, Charles F Dovark(Dworak) of Howells and Miss Fannie Studnicka of Dodge were united in marriage. It was a very quiet wedding, only relatives being invited. Miss Studnicka was raised in Dodge and her many friends wish her all kinds of happiness.

Wild Birds Abounded on Island in ‘56

That Winter Venison Was So Plentiful that Settlers Were Tired of it. In early days which are still within the recollection of first Fremont settlers, they shot their Thanksgiving turkeys over on Fremont Island in the Platte river, instead of buying them, already dressed, at the market places, as they do now. It was in 1856 – the year that Fremont was staked out.
“I well remember it,” said Mrs J J Hawthorne this afternoon. “It was the first year we were here and tame turkeys in Nebraska were unknown. Some of the young men went on a turkey hunt on the Platte. They shot several turkeys on the island. I saw one of them myself. It weighed eighteen pounds.”
Mrs Hawthorne recalls that for meat that year turkey supplied the one relief from monotonous venison, which was served nearly every meal. That year Indians shot 400 deer on Fremont island and vicinity.
(This article from the newspaper, was found in the first DAR scrapbook. Unfortunately it was not dated.)


In the 18th & 19th Century Britain families generally tended to name their children in a specific pattern as follows:


First-born Son – father’s father
Second-born Son – mother’s father
Third-born Son – father
Fourth-born son – father’s eldest brother
Fifth born Son – father’s 2nd oldest brother or motber’s
oldest brother

First-born daughter – mother’s mother
Second-born daughter – father’s mother
Third born daughter – mother
Fourth born daughter – mother’s eldest sister
Fifth-born daughter-mother’s 2nd oldest sister or
father’s oldest sister

Copyright 2002,2003 Claire Mares

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