NSGS Ancestree


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1903 Hamilton County Atlas, Beaver Precinct, continued

29.

Abraham TROESTER

160

32.

James R. Call

240

34.

C. REGIER

80

J. H. WILKINS

160

M. W. WALSH

240

35.

G. TOEWS

160

school

Ole STRAND

160

John G. FREISEN

80

B. WALL

320

33.

J. F. SPLINTER

80

O. B. RUSH

80

30.

Julia B. HAINER

159.15

C. GEORGE

160

J. FREISEN

80

Abraham TROESTER

160

C. CLARK

80

J. I. KROEKERS

80

Abraham TROESTER

159.21

Ann BARTLOFF

160

J. MARTENS

160

J. H. WILKINS

160

B. GOERTZEN

160

36.

C. REGIERS Est.

240

31.

A. S. MATHER

119.06

34.

Bernhardt GOERTZEN

160

Jacob REGIERS

200

Abraham TROESTER

160

Chas. HALE

80

H. C. EPP

40

J. & H. WARNER

80

A.J.M. HARNES

80

E. PENNER

90

Geo. CONOVER

79.78

Albert DULITZ

160

C. REGIERS

30

M. W. WALSH

O. B. RUSH

80

Isaac BROWN

40

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From Nebraska State Historical Society

 THOMAS CO. MARRIAGES 1887-1890

DATE

NAME

AGE

RESIDENCE

PLACE OF BIRTH

Dec. 1, 1887

BURTON, George H.

28

Grant Co. Ne

Fayetteville, Ark.

     Son of Wm. BURTON & Sarah FINNEY

PHIPPS, Emma

22

Grant Co. Ne

Durant, Ill

     Dau. of Wm. PHIPPS & Emely WEBSTER

March 3, 1888

THROOP, Fred

28

Whitman, Ne

New York

     Son of W.C. THROOP & Ann WHIPPLE

DICHEARD, Florence

22

Whitman, Ne.

Missouri

     Dau. of Mr. & Mrs. DICHEARD

Jan. 29, 1888

FRIZZELL, Marques L.

24

Cherry Co. Ne

Kansas

     Son of ? & Alice GRINSEY

BIVENS, Dora A.

16

Thomas Co. Me.

Nebr.

     Dau. of Westley BIVENS & ?

April 25, 1888

LEWMAN, Seth W.

22

Cherry Co. NE

Alba, IA

     Son of Thos. H. LEWNAN & Emeline S. BENNETT

MONROE, Hellen M.

16

Thomas Co. Ne

Canada

     Dau. of Wm. F. MONROE & Almire PHELPA

May 25, 1888

BRANNON. Levi J.

28

Mullen, Ne

West Virginia

     Son of B. F. BRANNON & E. J. HIETT

WOLFORD, Mattie E.

25

Mullen, Ne

Ohio

     Dau. of P. V. WOLFORD & Mary J. FORD

Aug. 2, 1888

STEARNS, Irwin W.

19

Thedford, Ne

New York

     Son of Amos L. STEARNS & ELIZABETH JOHNSON

LYON, Harriett V.

18

Thedford, Ne

New York

     Dau. of Myron D. LYON & Olive A. SHERMAN

Apr. 14, 1888

TAYLOR, Jay R.

25

Grant Co.

Minnesota

     Son of E. H. TAYLOR Eliza TAYLOR

PHIPPS, Sadie E.

24

Grant Co. Ne

Ill.

     Dau. of Wm. PHIPPS & Emely PHIPPS

Dec. 5, 1888

STEADMAN, Wm.

24

Cherry Co. Ne

Ill

     Son of Jas. STEADMAN & Catherine BLACK

McNALL, Bertha

17

Cherry Co.

Nebr.

     Dau. of Wilber McNALL & Mary JACKSON

Aug. 9, 1888

EVANS, Robt. M.

20

Thedford

Penn.

     Son of R. F. EVANS & J. L. SHERMAN

WRIGHT, Luwellon

22

Thedford

Ill.

     Dau. of C.C. WRIGHT & Angeline MACK

Nov. 8, 1888

BROWN, Frank E.

23

Thomas Co.

Iowa

     Son of J. D. BROWN & Silena DYE

WILCUTT, Maggie E. 

17

Cherry Co.

Kansas

     Dau. of John WILCUTT & Eleanor JENKINS

Oct. 19, 1888

JONES, Margue

45

Cherry Co.

Wales

     Son of Wm. JONES & Elizabeth MORAN

BECKWITH, Anerline

28

So. Loup, Ne

Ill.

     Dau. of Benjamin BECKWITH & Emma MARTIN


 

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Thomas County, NE Marriages, continued

DATE

NAME

AGE

RESIDENCE

PLACE OF BIRTH

Nov. 21, 1888

KNUDSON, Peter

30

Mullen, Ne

Denmark

     Son of Knud NELSON & M. GESEN

ROBISON, Abigal R.

32

Mullen, Ne

Indiana

     Dau. of Jacob ROBISON & M. WRIGHT

Nov. 18, 1888

PIERSON, Horace S.

26

Thomas Co.

Iowa

     Son of A. PIERSON & Lucreta METCAFF

MILLS, Lillie E.

25

Thomas Co.

Iowa

     Dau. of D.O. MILLS & Sarah BROATT

March 14, 1889

JOHNSON, Morton E.

27

Alliance, Ne

Penn.

     Son of J. B. JOHNSON & Mary S. LANCE

SHARP, Zella

17

Thomas Co.

Iowa

     Dau. of Albert SHARP & Ella K. KENSER

Apr. 2, 1889

JACOBS, Willard H.

28

Blaine Co. Ne

Mich.

     Son of Hiram JACOBS & Sophia CHILD

PERKINS, Lucia E.

17

Thomas Co.

Ia.

     Dau. of D. E. PERKINS & Martha MARCH

Apr. 5, 1889

WILSON, Wm. A.

30

Mullen

Iowa

     Son of W. A. WILSON & Nancy SEATON

GAZELL, Mary J.

22

Mullen

Iowa

     Dau. of John GAZELL & Susan FAWCETT

Apr. 18, 1889

GRANT, Waldo K.

37

Cherry Co.

Ohio

     Son of S. GRANT & E. FOSTER

LOLYMAN, LOUISA

28

Cherry Co.

Wisconsin

     Dau of Henry LOLYMAN & Mary BERBER

Apr. 21, 1889

McWHIRTER, Brough

25

Hastings, Ne

Iowa

     Son of Jas. McWHIRTER & Sarah J. BARTER

SHARP, Zoe

18

Halsey, Ne

Iowa

     Dau. of Albert SHARP & Ella K. KENSER

May 1, 1889

CROW, Henry

26

Thedford

Iowa

     Son of H. J. CROW & Margaret DAVIDSON

SPURGIN, Eva

19

Thedford

Iowa

     Dau. of Sam'l SPURGIN & Frances DAVIS

Aug. 6, 1889

GOODROW, AMASA L.

23

Aurora, Ne

Jefferson Co., Wisc.

     Son of Eli GOODNOW & Hannah PENMELL

WOOD, Mrs. Maggie V.

25

Seneca, Ne.

Fairfield, Iowa

     Dau. of Mr. --- RUSH & Rebecca SCOTT

Oct. 24, 1889

SOIJLE, Wm. A.

20

Norway, Ne

Ohio

     Son of G. W. SOULE & Rebecca Page

WEST, Clara A.

19

Thedford

Iowa

     Dau. of John WEST & Melissa PIERSON

Dec. 10, 1889

MONTGOMERY, Sam'l

29

Cherry Co.

Ill

     Son of Albert MONTGOMERY & Anna McBRIDE

VANDERGRIFT, Stella M.

19

Cherry Co.

Kansas

     Dau. of E. R. VANDERGRIFT & Matty EDWARDS

Nov. 25, 1889

PRATT, Merritt S.

30

Cherry Co.

Iowa

     Son of John PRATT & Elizabeth MILLER

LEWMAN, Ida S.

16

Cherry Co.

Iowa

     Dau. of Thos. H. LEWMAN & Emeline BENNETT

Feb. 6, 1890

HIGHLAND, Isaac

24

Cherry Co.

Iowa

     Son of A. J. & HIGHLAND & Mary FRUIT

SHRINER, Sarah A.

16

Cherry Co.

Iowa

     Dau. of J. W. SHRINER & Malinda EXLINE

Jan. 29, 1890

SHEPARD, Chas. E.

19

Buffalo Co. Ne.

Nebr

     Son of C. F. SHEPARD & Sarah BEAGLE

ONG, Irene N.

18

Thomas Co.

Ill.

     Dau. of Ira ONG & Susan H. BALLOU

Mar. 26, 1890

HARPER, John W.

30

Thedford

York State

     Son of Sam'l H. HARPER & Martha J. McLAWRY

CAMERON, Geneive N.

29

Thedford

Iowa

     Dau. of James L. CAMERON & Synthia T. WORTH

June 10, 1890

LEE, Frank T.

24

Brownlee, Ne

Fremont, Ne

     Son of W. B. LEE & Maggie CASSEDY

COOK, Rosa M.

21

Brownlee, Ne

Iowa

     Dau. of T. E. COOK & Emma MILLER


 

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Thomas County, NE Marriages, continued

DATE

NAME

AGE

RESIDENCE

PLACE OF BIRTH

July 7, 1890

CLINE, Wm. E.

22

Thomas Co.

Mich.

     Son of J. S. CLINE & Dixie ALDRICH

KERTERSON, Fannie B.

16

Thomas Co.

Iowa

     Dau. of T. J. KERTERSON & Maranda BROWN

July 7, 1890

SIGLER, Abraham H.

41

Broken Bow, Ne

Ill.

     Son of C. J. SICLER & Sarah A. FIGHT

OSMON, Minnie

18

Thedford

Minn

     Dau of S. H. OSMON

July 23, 1890

TRUSSELL, Moses B.

29

Cherry Co.

Va

     Son of Moses B. TRUSSELL & Sarah E. YOUNG

GRAHAM, Susan J.

22

Thomas Co.

Iowa

     Dau. of John GRAHAM & Mary A. PRATT

Aug. 14, 1890

BROWN, S. Melvin

49

Thomas Co.

York State

     Son of H. A. BROWN & Susan MINCE

GRAVES, Mrs. Susan

34

Thomas Co.

N.C.

     Dau of WYAT MORE & Mahala RANKS

Dec. 14, 1890

GADWAY, Moses

26

Thomas Co.

N. Y.

     Son of Allex GADWAY & Adaline HERBERT

GOUDY, Lizzie

21

Thomas Co.

Virginia

     Dau. of Jas. P. GRADY & Susan CASSIDAY

Sept 29, 1890

HECKNAN, Louis H.

31

Cherry Co.

Iowa

     Son of Henry HECKMAN

GRAY, Maggie

27

Cherry Co.

New York

     Dau. of Parnel GRAY & Jane CALDWELL

Dec. 20, 1890

PROCTOR, Ebenezer

22

Grant Co.

Iowa

     Son of Wm. PROCTOR & Elizabeth EDWARDS

HAZELBACKER, Ida N.

18

Thomas Co.

Nebraska

     Dau. of John HAZELBACKER & Amy JOHNSON

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From: Broken Hoops and Plains People; Nebraska Cirriculum (sic) Development Center---1976

EARLY BLACK MIGRATION TO NEBRASKA

1842---Tom BROWN, the slave of a Missourian, accompained (sic) his "master" to Nebraska on a Buffalo hunt. He escaped to Canada. He returned to Nebraska in 1907 and remained until his death in 1939.

1855---Sally BAYNE, settled in Omaha and is credited with being one of the very first settlers.

1862---Homestead Act claim first filed in Nebraska.

1865---Smith COFFEY, blacksmith, came to Omaha.

1866----L. B. MATTINGLY, Settled near David City, Nebraska.

1866--Henry BURDEN, Settled in Saline County

1867---George CONWAY, Missouri-born ex-slave came to Omaha

1868--The first "Negroes" settled in Lincoln, Nebraska.

187O---Arnos HARRIS, came to Loup Valley, worked as a ranch hand, becoming an independent rancher in Valley and Wheeler Counties.

187O---Robert ANDERSON, ex-slave, one of the first Homesteaders in the state.

1873---David PATRICK, the first Negro homesteader in Hamilton County.

1876---James KELLY, a rancher settled in Custer County.

1877----Mrs. Emma STEWART and her mother, settled in Hastings, Nebraska

1880----Tom CUNNINGHAM, the first Negro policeman in Lincoln.

1883----Jenny MORGAN, faced homesteading alone.

1885---Charles MEEHAN, settled in Overton, Nebraska

1888----Eliza GALLOWAY, an ex-slave, settled in Kearney, lived there until her death in 1936, having reached 100 years of age.

1893-95   M. O. RICKETTS, House member.

1893-----Jules MILES, an ex-slave, and Civil War veteran settled in Omaha.

1894---Jubilee JOHNSON, an ex-slave, died in Schuyler.

1848-1913-Rev. George MASTON, ex-slave, lived in Lincoln, Nebraska Minister in Newman.

1907---Charles MEEHAN, settled in Cherry County and the DeWitty Settlement was formed.

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Abstracted by Mrs. Georgene Morris Sones, Omaha, Ne.
Source: THE DAILY NEBRASKA STATE JOURNAL, Thursday Morning, 6 July 1882.

List of Letters unclaimed at Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska post office for the week ending July 5, 1882.

LADIES LIST

ADEN, Mrs. May

GLEBE, Miss Maggie

PREYER, Miss Kate

BROWN, Mrs. C. A.

HARSON, Miss Anna

RYDER, Mrs. J. W.

BING, Miss Emma S.

HIGGENBOTTOM, Miss Vina

ROBERTSON, Mrs. M. W.

BELL, Mattie

KIERNER, Mrs. William

SYNSTREDT, Mrs. J.

BURNETT, Mrs. Sarah J.      2

LYTLE, Miss Clara

SWANEY, Miss Mary Ann

CASEY, Miss Ann

McNAMARA, Mrs. C.

VANETTA, Mrs. Jennie

CARLSON, Mrs. N. L.

MINGES, Mrs. John

WEST, Mrs. Anna A.

DOUGLASS, Miss Florence

MARLAM, Miss Klara

WARNER, Mrs. J. C.

EASTMAN, Mrs. Clara

McNEIL, Mrs. Mollie

WILSON, Miss Mollie

GARTON, Mrs. Joe

PORTER, Mrs. A. Corden

WAGNER, Mrs. Mary

GARRETT, Miss Lizzie

PALMQUEST, Miss Anna

NIELSON, Miss Anna

GRAVES, Mrs. Louisa

PARKER, Miss Marie

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GENTLEMEN'S LIST

BRUNER, Prof. C. H.

HARY, C. F.

PROCTOR, H. A.

BYER, Clem

HANSEL, David

PERSON, John

BROOKS, Frank

HALLETT, Herbert

PENROCK, Lewis R.

BARTON, H. D.      2

HANSLING, Herman

OSTRANDER, Frank

BURROWS, J.

HOPDER, George

RICE, Allmer

BROWN, Chas. W.

HOUSTON, Harry

RISS, A. J.

BAGNELL, J. N.

HALLENBERG, Heinrich

SWEET, H. L.

BURNABY, James B.

HOCHSTESTTER, J. W.

SULLIVAN, John

BRAUM, W. C.

HAYS, Jefferson

SLAFFELIN, P.

CAMPBELL, A? B?

HIGGENBOTTEM, P.  F.

SHEPPARD, R.

CRABTREE, Allen

HOYER, Col.

SIMONDS, Thos.

CRANDELL, A. W.

HOWARD, William

SNYDER, Will

CLAUS, Fredrick

HERSEY, W. H.

TANK, Franz

COOK, Freddie

HOLMES, Wm.

TELLTON, Hennry

COLLEN, Henry A.

JOHNSTON, George W.

TOWELS, J. H.

CRANE, Geo. W.

LOWER, Geo.

WERNTI, Berg

COURTNEY, M. J.

LICH, Jacob

WINSLOW, H. H.

ETHN, Charley

JOHANSEN, O.      2

WALKER, C. A.

CATON, Charles E.

MILLER, A. C.

WARD, J. H.

ELI, John C.

MERNDE, Albert Emil

WOODWARD, J. W.

FRAINEY, B. B.

MOSS, C. R.

WILLIAMS, S. C.

FISKE, D. A.

DUNDAS & MILLER

WARIMER, T. B.

GOODELL, L. E.

MOORE, M.

WILLIAMS, W. W.

HARRINGTON, A. C.

PENNEY, Dwight

J. C. McBRIDE, Post Master     

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Submitted by Howard HAMILTON, Omaha and G. SONES, Omaha

JORDAN CEMETERY, Waverly, Lancaster Co., NE.

Cemetery was incorporated 1878. ----MELICK, surveyer (sic). John PARKER, paid for making deed.
Early lot owners from various records kept by Mrs. Loder, Waverly:

Phillip CORE

Huldah MORE

---- CLINE

---- SHEPHARD

Wm. NETHERCUT

T. M. MARSHAL

Wm. RUST

John WILLIAMS

R. G. ARMSTRONG

C. BELLINGER

---- SWANBECK

G. ARMSTRONG

E. H. DOVE

R. E. COLEMAN

John WILLIAM

E. GABLE

S. DEMING

J. P. LODER

Geo. BAINBRIDGE

G. S. BUTTERFIELD

J. F. DOLE

S. W. DENTON

     or BUMBRIDGE

E. BAIRD

S. WALTERS

D. B. EMBRY

Eugene ROGERS

W. GABLE

Sam'l ATKINSON

John ARMSTRONG

_i WELTON

Solomon DEMING

James WALLING

Geo. GASKILL

Andrew REITZ

S. ATKINSON

Charles DAILY

V. VANDIZEN

Ed COLEMAN

F. A. HOLLEY

---- SHEPHER

---- HARRIS

C. BELLINCER

Syrenus DEMING

Geo. ORNSBY

C. W. CARPENTER

L. W. DENTON

Geo. GASKILL is Mr. HAMILTON'S g g grandfather

The Lincoln-Lancaster Co. Gen. Society has copied the tombstones in this cemetery.


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Abstracted from " Flashes From the Story of Colorful Old Brownville" by Glenn Noble. Abstracted by: Mrs. Georgene Morris Sones, Omaha, NE

Newspaper, THE NEBRASKA ADVERTISER, started 7 June 1856 by Robert W. FURNAS.

Albert FOSTER scalped by Indians and survived. This occured (sic) in 1864 on way to Santa Fe, N. M. His cousin, named EDWARDS, was killed in the raid.

Some names of those connected with early history of Brownville:

Capt. FOSTER

---LUSHBOUGH

John L. CARSON

D. J. MARTIN & Co.

T.E. & J.B. BERXLEY, carriage & wagon factory               McPHERSON firm (ca 1855)

James W. COLEMAN - 1856

Theodore HILL shipped first Nebraska wheat in 1859

HOBLITZELL & Co.

Daniel Freeman filed claim in land office 1 Jan 1863

Theodore BEDFORD, Land Office Receiver, brother James BEDFORD was assistant

Richard F. BARRETT, Land Office Register Brownville Land Office began business 2 Sept 1857 Government land could be purchased as low as $1.25 per acre.

R. W. FURNAS said in 1859 that 100,647 acres were preempted in Nemaha Co.

FREEMAN'S clain (sic) under Homestead Act, signed by A. Lincoon on 20 May. 1862 for free land.

Col. George NIXON and Mr. Charles B. SMITH, land officers in 1857

1860 --first telegraph. Edward CREIGHTON, C. S. STICKNEY, -------ELLSWORTH, ---- PORTER were with telegraph line.

Richard BROWN who arrived 29 Aug 1854, established the town in 1854.

Rev. Joel M. WOOD preached 1st sermon in 1854. He and BROWN established the Christian Church 12 Jan 1855.

Rev. T.W. TIPTON started Congregational Church, ca 1858. Rev. Hiram BURCH form (sic) Ill, helped establish the Methodist Church ca 1861.

William WILSON , 1859

John BROWN, Abolitionist

Robert W. FURNAS b. 5 May 1824, Troy, Ohio, d. 1 June 1905 at Lincoln, with burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery in Brownville. Gov. of Nebr. 1873-1875. Parents died when he was 8, grandfather raised him. Had served as 1st president of the NE State Hist. Soc. and NE State Horticultural Soc. Had 4 terms in the Territorial Legislature.

Early settlers:

Thomas B. EDWARDS 

Taulbrid EDWARDS

B.B. FRAZER

William HOBLITZELL

L. T. WHYTE

Henry EMERSON

March 1855 Brownville became the county seat. County then called Forney, rather than Nemaha. Co. organized by Gov. CUMING, 12 Nov. 1854.

Dr. A.S. HOLLODAY first arrived Nov. 1855. First Mayor. Brownville was organized as a town 23 Feb. 1856. Town council met at THORPE home.

1st school completed 1857. Judge James BRADLEY presided at Dist. Court, May 1856.

1857--LUSHBAUGH and CARSON bank firm.

1856--T. H. EDWARDS had first hotel.

1861--C.M. KAUFFMAN started Sherman House

1868--J. N. REYNOLDS

1885-Courthouse transfered (sic) to Auburn

A. A. McININCH had an early store.

1903--fire destroyed much of the town.

1903--Joseph BAKER--blacksmith

1880 found 1309 persons in town

1872--H.C. LETT, democratic candidate for Coy. 1866-Thomas Weston TIPTON in U.S. Senate

1898--Robert V. MUIR, candidate for gov. on Prohibition Ticket.

Thomas Weston TIPTON was born 5 Aug. 1817, Harrison Co., OH to NE 1858.

1855--BROWN, ROGERS & ENMERSON had 1st steam sawmill. Later owned by NOEL, LAKE and EMERSON.

W. S. HALL & Co., saw mill ca 1855

1860-Levi SPRINKLE, saw mill

Dr. John McPHERSON founded Republic. City and hauled lumber from this area to Harlan Co.

1856--WESTFALL & MARLOTT--brick making

1856--FAGIN erected lime kiln

Monument works of Charles NEIDHART was an early business. He studied stone cutting in Europe. Many graves marked by stones from this business.

l863-67---D. H. McLAUGHLIN

1867--J.M. GRAHAM Sam BOHON, early settler

1856--Dr. WYATT.

G.M. McCLEARY

1856--had stage line and mail route

1870-1871--Nebraska State fair held here 4 July

1856--Henry W. LAKE, speaker

1860--JOHNSON'S hall

1856--W.A. FINNEY held a "ball of the season" dancing good, ladies handsome, gentlemen well behaved, supper arranged by Mrs. FINNEY. Music by MCDONALD & DAILY.

1857--Dr. E. M. McCOMAS

1858--Masonic and Odd Fellow Lodges in existence

The Daily Journal was published briefly as a daily as early as Jan 1859 by S. BELDEN, Paper moved from Nemaha.

"Daily Snort" humorously included newspaper started Jan 1859 by LANGDON & GOFF

"Brownville Telegraph Bulletin" started 1 Dec 1860


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"Flashes From the Story of Colorful Old Brownville", continued.

"Nebraska Farmer" started Oct 1859 by FURNAS. Nebraska Educational Assoc. founded here 14 Oct 1867

Supposedly J.W. HALL west of town produced first apples in NE Terr.

J. L. STIVERS early commercial fruit growing operation.       J. Sterling MORTON

Robert Hobart DAVIS; b. Brownville 23 Mar 1869, d. 1942. Father Rev. George R. DAVIS, rector of Episcopal Church. Mother, Selvia NICHOLS DAVIS. Robert was a journalist, magazine editor, poet, playwright.

Artist Terence DUREN painted many of Brownville's early buildings.

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From Omaha World Herald, 1 January 1928

First Teacher in Keya Paha County, Nebraska, living all alone in her little home and doing her own work. Herrick, S.D.-----The first teacher who gaught (sic) in Keya Paha county, Mrs. Mary H. RHODES, to living alone in her little home doing her own work with the use of but one hand. Paralysis crippled her nine years ago.

Mrs. RHODES was born in Montgomery county, Illinois and came with her parents to Greene Co. Iowa when she was a very little girl in 1835. Moving again to Madison County she grew up near Winterset Iowa and attended the first high school in Madison county.

She taught there in Audubon county four or five years, then with her husband moved to what is now Keya Paha county, NE in 1879. There thieves stole everything they had. The RHODES couple decided, nevertheless to stick to their homestead south of where Jameson is now and with no neighbor for 13 miles and the only town, Fort Randall, more than 50 miles away. She was the only teacher anywhere about, and a part of the requirement was that a school district could not receive state funds till it had had three months school. Mrs. RHODES agreed to teach the first school known from that time till now as District No. 1. The patrons dug a hole in the ground and covered it with logs so that there was only a hole for a door which was covered with a piece of carpet. The district could not afford a stove so a fireplace was built with stones. There were no seats, but the children sat on logs. There Mrs. RHODES taught a three months' term with nine pupils for $25 paid by the patrons of the school, but not in money. They brought her what produce they could spare. Most of it was corn meal. There were her two boys, Frank and Fred. Four of John MUNDT's children Willie, Lizzie, Janie and Irene, Jackie SCHWARTZ. The place was also used as a Sunday School.

One year Mrs. RHODES taught a school five miles away walking back and forth each day. Her husband worked out, sometimes many miles away.

One year a family moved within a half miles of the RHODES. The nam (sic) later went insane and was taken to the asylum. The woman lived there alone determined to prove up her claim.

Mrs. RHODES taught school in many places and often she taught the first school in the new district. The highlest (sic) wages she ever received in the 35 years of teaching was $50 a month. Mr. RHODES is dead, and one of the boys is in Oklahoma and one in Florida, so she is alone bur (sic) for the friendly neighbors. She has not taught school for 14 years and has lived in Herrick, NE since 1919. Her mind is still active and clear and she enjoys visiting with all who call, but will not tell anyone how old she is.

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Submitted by Miss Gladys Hartwell, Omaha, NE

FAIRVIEW CEMETERY, CLARKS, MERRICK COUNTY, NEBRASKA

The first meeting was held at the Fairview Schoolhouse, Dist. No. 16, 5 June 1875 for the purpose of organizing a Cemetery Association. The following were present.

L. SLOSSON

C.A. NOBLE,

Samuel BATTY

Alfred THOMAS

John GEORGE

William SACKETT

E. M. SOUTHWELL

J. B. HATH

M.A. FAIRCHILD

Henry ROSE

Franklin SWEET

Fairvies (sic) Cemetery Soldiers

John MORSE

1830 to 24 Feb 1913

GAR Co. F 94-105 New York Infantry

John McCLINTIC

1884 to 1919   Dec 11

Private Co. G Illinois Infantry

T. J. TURPIN

1852 to 17 Dec 1880

Co. D 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry

B. CLEVELAND

Sargent Co. C 111th Ohio Infantry

Alfred THOMAS

1824      16 May 1906

Co F 163rd Ohio Infantry

Jared KIMBALL

1826      12 Jan 1899

Co. E 104th Illinois Vol. Infantry

Thomas CANNON

1826      2 June 1919

Co. D 8th Illinois Cavalry

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