Nov  2000
13 November 2000  7 p.m.
 Mares Meeting Room-1722 E 19
  Fremont NE 

Pitfalls in German Emigrant Listings
   Marlene Heinsohn

 Browse Nite:  27 Nov 2000

Remember, no meeting in December.

The October meeting was really an interesting one. The highlight was the family chart displayed by the Jacoby’s.
This family comes from the Saratov area of Russia.  Dick told of how the 51 families within the village of the area were all related.   Queen Midas, Marlene Heinsohn,  also told of her find into the Hapsburg line of Austria.  Others told of family reunions, translating old Czech newspapers, and Claire reported after a two month stint of reading all of the Dodge Co naturalizations, the index was finished, typed and ready for use.  It was a good evening!


W H Hitchcock, a prosperous ranchman residing forty miles from Herrick, S.D., passed thru Fremont this morning returning home with a family of five boys whom he had adopted.  They were sons of Henry Nelson of Richland(Colfax Co), Nebraska, and the oldest was about 12 years of age.

Mrs Nelson passed away several weeks ago and Mr Nelson found it impossible to take care of the children alone.  Away off in South Dakota in a home where there were no children lived Mr and Mrs  Hitchcock.  Thru a mutual friend Mr and Mrs Hitchcock heard of Mr Nelson and his adversities.  They corresponded with him and in the end Mr Hitchcock went to Richland, adopted all the boys and he is now taking them up to South Dakota to give them a pleasant home on the ranch.
 Noted in Fremont Tribune 21 Jun 1911  7:5.


Copied from LLCGS Newsletter Lincoln NE  Aug 2000

One of the more unusual customs came to America was the SMOCK WEDDING.  Under English common law if a widow remarried and brought any of her late husband’s property to the marriage, the new husband became liable for any and all debts of the previous husband.  Women owned nothing in their own right, and this included their clothing.  So it became the custom for indebted widows to get married in their underwear or smocks.

The SMOCK WEDDING was triple-fold.  It was a bankruptcy proceeding; it was a marriage ceremony; it was an investiture because the bride then got a new wardrobe from her new husband.

In theory the ceremony was held for all to see, on the public highway.  But in practice many smock weddings were indoors.

“When Major Moses Joy married Widow Hannah Ward of Newfame, Vermont, in 1789, she was stark naked.  She was in a closet, her hand extended through a hole cut in the door.  Then she put on a fine set of clothes and emerged from her closet in style, to the general admiration of the assembled.”

Source Ancestors and Descendants of Lewis Ross Freeman with related families by Barthell Meyers.


NEBRASKA - No Place Like It! by Harold Hamil
   Donated by Susan Hubler

Dodge Co School Dist #18-History  by Bernice Stumpe

Wiese/Kloth Family History by Nona Wiese

SOUTH DAKOTA-The Capitol City Saga 
          By Adeline S Gnirk-donated by Ardie Grimes

NEBRASKA State Adj Genl’s Report 1897-98 on 
  The Spanish American War-donated by  former
   member Shirley McNeely.


Fremont Herald-Hooper News  17 Nov 1909  5:2

Born:  to Mr & Mrs Norman Shaffer Friday, November 12, a boy.  To Mr and Mrs August Herman, Wednesday November 10, 1 girl.

Fremont Herald-Hooper News  20 Nov 1909  7:3.

Born:  to Mr & Mrs Grant Gibson, a girl;  to Mr & Mrs Wm Realph, a boy; to Mr & Mrs James Row, a girl; to Mr & Mrs Henry C Wulf, a girl.  (Note, no dates given in this news item)


Geologist or Genealogist?

The difference between a geologist and a genealogist is that one digs in the dirt and sometimes finds artifacts, and the other digs in facts and sometimes find dirt!

   Montgomery chapter O.G.S. Vol 19-6


The Hamburg Emigration lists are a data bank which includes the personal data of five million people who emigrated via Hamburg, Germany, from 1850 to 1934.  It is now available for your personal use starting with the years 1890-1893.  This data bank will then grow, on a regular basis, year by year.  The first phase will include the data on emigrants from 1890 to 1914.  At a later date the years 1850 to 1934 will be included and all of it will be accessible on the Internet as well.  As soon as you find the name you are looking for, you may obtain complete details(Where they came from, profession, age, etc).  The Hamburg lists include all the German emigrants in addition to millions of people of other nationalities, mainly from eastern Europe.

 For more information contact:

 Copied from Prairie Pioneer Gen Soc-Gr Island Jul 2000


Henry Obershaw to Emma Campbell on 03 Nov
William O Watson to Neva Bolt on 06 Nov
Jens C Christensen to Christina Jensen on 08 Nov
George Hilgen to Nina Von Seggern on 09 Nov
William A Johnson to Louise F Schuldt on 10 Nov
Isaac Wood Mickle to Nora E Woodworth on 11 Nov
Robert A Walker to Margaret A Cooke on 19 Nov
James G Callahan to Myrtle Reveillac on 21 Nov
William A Yakish to Lucy M Rogers on 21 Nov
Joe Lhotak to Stacie Tichota( not completed)
Hans Asmussen to Bessie Nelson on 24 Nov
Otto Stewart to Bertha Davis on 25 Nov
Charles E Abbott to Gertrude Sexton on 28 Nov
Walter J Hoover to Emma J Ogard on 28 Nov
Bert Petet to Ida Hively on 28 Nov
Dietrich Wegener(Wagner) to Agnes Wolter(Walter) on 
    30 Nov


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