May  2002


13 MAY 2002
Mares Meeting Room-1722 E 19
Fremont NE  at  7:00 p.m.

 PROGRAM:  The latest on census
     records, includes 1930 released in 2002.

 BROWSE NITE:  27th May 2002  7 p.m.

OOPS!  Claire’s article in the April issue had a line missing-the name and date of the REGISTER WOMEN ALIEN ENEMIES was Hooper Sentinel 13 Jun 1918  1:6.. Sometimes the computer outwits her!!  Templates too.

We had a most interesting program in April on paper preservation.  Nona Wiese and Renee Bunck attended a workshop in West Point in March and brought back to our group some very interesting material.  Always watch for acid-free and archival free paper and sleeves.  In paper you also need to find one that is also lignum free(this is wood pulp).  We have a few extra handouts, if you are interested, please contact us and we will mail one to you.  $2.50 will take care of copywork and the postage.

Attacked by Rooster
Noted in the Hooper Sentinel 8 May 1924  8:6

John Hargens had his arm in a sling and in a bandage at this time as a result of a mixup with a Spanish rooster last Thursday.

Mr Hargens was gathering eggs and was about to move a hen off the nest when the protector of the flock attacked him, burying his spurs deeply into Mr Hargen’s right wrist.

The rooster tore an ugly gash in the wrist and cut a blood vessel, which became infected and blood poisoning set in.  – Scribner Rustler.

Reminds me when the ole’ gander chased my daughter and grabbed her long pony tail.  In  a week, Grandmother Mares served goose for a Sunday meal, for it had jumped on her back  the following week. 


Carried Away by the Flood Caused by the Rains of Sunday night!

These mills owned by Ray & Flor, of this city, and situated on the Wauhoo, Saunders County, were made a complete wreck at 8 o’clock on Monday morning last.

At 7 o’clock everything appeared firm, foundation unmoved, although the volume of water running over the dam was immense, and continually increasing, but no apprehension was felt for the safety of the mill until just before 8, when the water having raised four feet in thirty minutes, Mr Ray, who was at the mill at the time, ordered flour etc, to be removed as soon as possible, to which the miller reluctantly complied, repeating that there could be no danger.  But sixteen sacks of flour and one grist was all that could be got out, for in five minutes with a terrible roar and crash the dam gave way and the mill was carried from its foundation and turned into the flood.  The three upper stories containing over $3000 worth of grain, besides machinery etc, were swept away and broken into a thousand pieces – While the two lower stories being framed with massive timbers, contained the Turbine wheel, the two run of stones and other machinery were, when our reporter saw them, lying upside down in the creek, apparently having rolled over two or three times.

The power required to create such havoc, with so fine a structure as this mill must have been immense, it seems almost incredible to any but eye witnesses.  The mill had been closed on Saturday night after a good day’s run, was a very profitable investment, making a number one article of flour; and was a commodity appreciated by the farmers of the country surrounding, who feel and regret this great loss.

The property, including grain, etc, cost about $15,000 and there will, (if re-built) be a loss of $12,000.  The loss of flour and grain falls on Mr Ray, who was running the mill on a lease individually, while the mill was the property of the firm of Ray & Flor.

  Noted in the Fremont Tribune 3 May 1872  3:4.

Noted in the Fremont Weekly Herald  May of 1883

A nice little maid named Plummer, fell in love with a 
      grocery drummer,
And the taffy he gave, she concluded to save,     
      so she canned it (It lasted all summer).

1902  from BOOK 10

Walter Miltonberger to Marie Horak on 1 May
Edward T Derby to Mrs Emily McGill on 1 May
John R Wilson to Elizabeth A Peters on 1 May
Rober A Swan to Anna L Daley on 7 May
E J Popelar to Annie M Srb on 12 May
John W Buttrick to Florence I Palmer on 13 May
John W Haun to Addie R Feichtinger on 20 May
John Olsen to Carrie Hansen on 20 May
Henry Kurz to Alena Kurz on 20 May (1st cousins)
H B Marshall to Francis Durbin on 20 May
Maro C Shipherd to Phebe a Dexter on 21 May
Stephen Leatherbury to Mildred Skidmore on 24 May
William A Johnson to Mrs Mary E Fullerton on 27 May
H W O’Brien to Ella H Cox on 27 May
Louis LeGrand to Dora Williams on 28 May
Gust Gustafson to Amelia E Nelson on 28 May
John G Suhr to Annie M Toenjes on 29 May
Chas H Patterson to Mary A Moore on 29 May

   From the Fremont Tribune 24 May 1902  4:2

County Judge Briggs this morning issued a matrimonial license to Stephen Leatherbury, 60, of Osceola, and Mildred Skidmore, 28, of Fremont.  He afterward married the couple.


Revolutionary/Military Services-Census of Pensioners
    The Genealogical Society
Missouri Marriages before 1840
    by Susan Ormesher
Kentucky Old Entries & Deeds
    by Willard R Jillson, Sc.D

These books purchased from pennies or loose change
 donated for the book fund.

Noted in the Fremont Herald in May of 1919

The white paper of which newspapers are made is 98 per cent spruce wood that has been reduced to a pulp and then converted into paper.  No other wood is as available for this purpose, and in making newspaper, cardboard and other papers and paper produced this country consumes 5,500,000 cords of spruce wood yearly. This from the Kansas City Times.

Hooper Sentinel had the following item in their 17 June 1915  1:5 paper

The annual “kinderfest” of the Ridgeley hall was held last Sunday afternoon.  The largest crowd ever in attendance was present to engage in the festivities.  It is estimated that there must have been close to two thousand people on hand during the day.  The usual exercises were gone through in the appointment of the king and queen for the coming year.  The children held the dance floor until supper time, when the older folks had the right of its use.


1841 – The Erie, burned on Lake Erie; 175 lives lost.
1847 – The Phoenix, burned on Lake Michigan; 247 lives
1850 – The Griffith, burned on Lake Erie, 300 lives lost.
1852 – The Atlantic, sunk in Lake Erie; 250 lives lost.
1857 – The Steamer Montreal, burned in St Lawrence 
            river; 250 lives lost.
1860 – On Sep 8th Lady Elgin, sunk in collision on Lake 
            Michigan; 287 lives lost.
1868 –  Steamer Seabird, burned on Lake Michigan; 100 
            lives lost.
1878 – On Sep 3rd Princess Alice, sunk by Bywell Castle 
            in the Thames, near Woodwich;  about 700 lives  

  From:  Hooper Sentinel  29 Jul 1915  6:3,4  


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