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NEBRASKA ANCESTREE

VOLUME 15, NO. 4
SPRING 1993

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NEBRASKA ANCESTREE - SPRING 1993 - VOL. 15 - NO. 4 - PAGE 122
Submitted by: Phyllis Willuweit
   

DEATHS from the AURORA SUN, Hamilton County

   
Date of      Name of person who         Date of       Name of person who
newspaper      died or parent           newspaper      died or parent
   
8 Aug. 1885  Alex STEWART               16 Oct.      child of Mrs. NELSON
             ?  BUZINSKTI                            Mrs. Martha EVANS
             Mrs. Mary Ann CUNNINGHAM   6 Nov.       Walter McDOUGLE
             W. H. CASE                              Anthony ROCKENDORF
5 Sept       Mrs. Horace PAYNE          13 Nov.      baby of Thos. HOOBEN
             Joe McMAHON                             Mrs. Archie EDMONDSON
             Mrs. Francis TRAVIS                     dau. of Aug PAGE
12 Sept.     infant of Geo. MYERS                    G. L. DOUGLAS
19 Sept.     infant of C.E. HICKMAN     4 Dec.       Miss Belle E. SMITH
             Mrs. Anna HICKMAN                       Mrs. Victoria CRAMMER
26 Sept.     William FRY                             Wm D. YOUNG
             David PARPONT              11 Dec.      Patrick RIORDEN
10 Oct.      Miss Louise SPLINTER       18 Dec.      D. M. BYERS
             Miss Ada GOODRICH                       Mrs. Eleanor FARIS
24 Oct..     dau of Amos FARRIS                      August SHAFER
31 Oct.      Mrs. Miller                             Mrs. Anna M. WORTHINGTON
7 Nov.       Ben LOMELS                 19 Mar. 1887 dau of Reuben COX
19 Dec.      James STEVENS                           Lelia Alice BARRICK
26 Dec.      F. M. BARNES               2 Apr.       Edith CHAMBERS
2 Jan. 1886  S. N. CASE                              Cyrus WHITTEMORE
16 Jan.      Henry EGGERT                            infant of Thompson MARVEL a twin
6 Feb.       Jake EBERHART              30 Apr       Hattie E. NEIHARDT
13 Feb.      Mrs. Sant BUSH & infant    7 May        Susie CRUFF
20 Feb.      Mrs. Henry EGGERT                       Anna Peterson, & infant
29 May       Nick MARTIN                4 June       son of D. T. DAVIDSON
26 June      Don RYAN                   11 June      J. SCHWARL
3 July       Mattie JEFFERS             25 June      John P. RUSSELL
10 July      J. W. ELLERTON             9 July       James WALLACE
             Nancy MOORE                             Mrs. Geo. HUNNICUTT
             Minnie BERRY               23 July      son of A. P. ANDERSON
7 Aug.       Mrs. Ellsworth PARMENTER   6 Aug        child of Martin STEWART
14 Aug.      child of H. S. WOODS                    Buelah June FARR
             child of H. M. BOWMAN                   infant of M. DUNK
             child of B. F. WOODS                    infant of Sam WYMAN
21 Aug.      son of  Geo. W. PIERCE     13 Aug       infant? of Chas THOMPKINS
             child of Wm MAXWELL        20 Aug       Perry Edwin NEWBERRY
             Andrew PETERSON            22 Oct       dau of J. M. HUNT
28 Aug.      child of Dug CARBAUGH      29 Oct       Miss Maggie MILLER
             child of Rev. SWAN                      Hugh O'HARE
             Effie  BOORAN                           L.P. WHEELER
             Mrs. P. E. FRAZIER                      2 ch of Mr. PENITZ
             Infant OF Dr. BRECKER      5 Nov.       Maggie FRAZIER
4 Sept.      Edith REYNER                            dau of Jefferson WILLIS
             Rev. D. B. DAVIDSON                     dau of Wm BURNDT
18 Sept.     Ada REYNER                 19 Nov.      James RUSH
             Dau of A. CANADA           10 Dec.      dau of Samuel GRIGSBY
2 Oct.       Mrs. Emma REYNOLDS                      Mrs. John RAAB
             Lyman ALDEN                31 Dec.      dau of James K. HUPP
   
   




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DEATHS from the Aurora Sun continued:
   
Date of      Name of person who         Date of       Name of person who
newspaper      died or parent           newspaper      died or parent
   
14 Jan.1888  Rev. Alonzo WHITMORE       14 July      Stella SHARP
21 Jan.      son of Stephen WILCOX                   Mrs. George ENGLAND
4 Feb.       Chas A. KENNEDY                         son of M.&M. BURDEN
18 Feb.      Mrs. R. U. WHITACRE                     Aaron JANES
             J. N. MORRISON             28 July      child of A. M. JOHNSON
             Mrs. Emma L. WHITACRE      4 Aug        child of Andrew WERT
             Sally A. LANE                           child of A. W. VERBECK
3 Mar        infant of Hans JENSEN                   Mrs. W. J. DOUGLAS
             infant twins of M. KOHN                 Dr. Thomas L. MYERS
17 Mar       Alfred REUBER              25 Aug       James CHISHOLM
             Bessie BECKEL                           "Grandfather" COFFMAN
31 Mar.      Geo. N. KEPNER             1 Sept.      child of Earnest STANER
             2 ch of Phil ESTES                      Mrs. John  SCHULTHEIS
14 Apr.      Clay HOWELL                             Samuel A. MILLER
21 Apr.      Owen Albert DANIELS                     Chas. HURD
19 May       Chas L. CROFOOT            15 Sept.     child of H. F. SMITH
26 May       Elizabeth PARKS            6 Oct.       infant of Frank MALONE
23 June      E. G. BAKER                             Mrs. Cure ERICKSON
             Mrs. Jane DEWSTOE          13 Oct.      Mrs. N. S. COLE
             child of James LOCK        20 Oct.      Christian LARSON
             Miss Mary O'BRIEN          27 Oct.      Richard HUNT
30 June      child of Peter METES
             A. P. PETERSON
   
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BIRTHS from the AURORA SUN, Hamilton County

   
Submitted by Phyllis Willuweit
   
Date of      Name of parent             Date of       Name of parents
newspaper                               newspaper
   
8 Aug. 1885  Albert CARSON--triplets    20 Feb. 1886  Ed KEMPER
29 Aug.      Chas WILSON                6 Mar         William TOWNSLEY
             Rev. Joseph FYE                          Hans JENSON
             John JAMIESON                            E. BRISTOL
5 Sept.      C. P. WHITESIDES           27 Feb.       ? SPANOGLE
             M. CASTEEL                 13 Mar        Charley BRADLEY
12 Sept.     Geo. CRAFT                               Mr. ELLIS
             ? BONNER                   20 Mar.       C. B. CONDON
             ? McCONNELL                              Mr. FARR
             Wm. FALLS                                Edwin AMES
             J. P. WILLIAMS             3 Apr.        Benjamin KIKER
10 Oct       Garret  HUBBEL                           E. NYE
             Rev. WEHN                  17 Apr.       Dr. BRICKER
24 Oct.      Rev. SWAN--twins                         A. C. PETERSON
7 Nov.       John McCARTY               1 May         Pat SAUAGE
6 Feb. 1886  Geo CARDESTY                             Jas A. DAY
20 Feb.      James MURPHY               12 June       J. H. BELL
             V. SWANSON                               G. W. CURRY
             J. A. WILKINS
   



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Births from the Aurora Sun continued:
   
Date of      Name of parent             Date of       Name of parents
newspaper                               newspaper
   
12 June 1886 Wm WIDETT                  25 June       W. W. LIEBHART
             E. J. ADAMS                13 Aug.       Alden GARWOOD
19 June      D. J. DeNOON                             Sam WINEMAN
26 June      D. M. BYERS                              James ROGERS
3 July       Wm GLOVER                  27 Aug.       Elder MYERS
             J. D. FERGUSON             10 Sept       Will EVANS
10 July      J. W. ELLERTON                           Ed COXEN
17 July      Mr. HARTMAN                17 Sept.      John JAMISON
24 July      George FOWLER                            S. S. SEARS
             Nelson MILLER                            ?  HAINER
             Cliff DEERING                            Harry DEAL
31 July      Lew BAUM                                 Gus SIMPSON
             Ausil PHELPS--twins        29 Oct.       Frank WANEK
             Robert MILLER                            Dave & Zena GARISHAM
             J. H. CASSARTS                           Edgar NOBLE
7 Aug.       J. H. SMITH                19 Nov.       Will & Cora GRISHOM
             Petry JAROBS                             Fritz SCHNADER
21 Aug.      E. C. ROGGY                3 Dec.        Pete HONGER
             J. G. CRUFF                10 Dec.       Dan EBERHART
28 Aug.      P. C. WESTOVER                           S. BICKFORD
             Frank MALONE                             A. L. BISHOP
4 Sept.      E. H. JACKSON              24 Dec.       Chas MERCER
2 Oct.       Geo. WILDISH               31 Dec.       Ed CUTTS
9 Oct.       Frank BUCHAN               7 Jan. 1888   Ben MAPES
             Henry STEWART              14 Jan.       Jim HAUK
             Ab IRELAND                 21 Jan        Vic SWANSON
             Robert STEWART                           A. L. BISHOP
16 Oct.      Joe ERNST                  18 Feb.       Charles WILLIAM
             Walter HYLER                             W. H. FALL
             Filmore MILLER             25 Feb.       Fisher HARTMAN
             Will TALBERT               24 Mar.       M. E. FARR
23 Oct.      Samuel MOORE               31 Mar.       Clarence HARTNELL
30 Oct.      W. HAFER                   7 Apr.        Frank MALONE
             Wes SORRELL                              James STORY
13 Nov.      Mr. DAWSON                               Geo. SALTERS
4 Dec.       J. W. HEVRING                            Sam WILLIAMS
18 Dec.      M. RANDALL                               Wm LONG
             Mr. McCANN                 14 Apr.       A. M. GLOVER
             Chas TEMPLE                              W. P. HELLINGS
             Fremont SCOTT                            Chas TALROE
             Fred HAWLEY                21 Apr        F. C. PUTMAN
19 Mar.1887  B. O. BURGESON             28 Apr        Dick PEARD
26 Mar.      Frank ENGLAND                            W. H. ALDEN
             James COMER                              Peter LOUIS
2 Apr.       Thomas POWELL              26 May        J. M. SIDERS
             B. F. BECKEL                             Harry DODD
7 May        W. J. GIBBS                              William SOLTS
14 May       John F. CHAPIN                           Robert BOYD
             Fred SMITH                 2 June        H. S. SMITH
4 June       W. E. LOUNSBARY                          N. C. BOYD
     Continued on page 128
   
   



NEBRASKA ANCESTREE - SPRING 1993 - VOL. 15 - NO. 4 - PAGE 125
MARRIAGES PERFORMED BY THE REVEREND CLARE L. VAN METRE
AT HARRISON, NE, METHODIST CHURCH, 1920-1923

Submitted by Ethel VanMetre Dedering
                                                                  Age
12 Sep. 1920    William L. CANNON, Lost Springs, WY                38
                Viola K. GANDER, Harrison, NE                      24
   
24 Dec. 1920    Walter Ford PORTER, VanTassell, WY                 23
                Mildren Agnes McBRIDE, Mitchell,NE                 19
   
27 Dec. 1920    Hardin Lee VAN METRE, Valentine, NE                22
                Marcella Frances MUNDORF, Valentine, NE            20
   
30 Dec. 1920    Courtney D. MILLER, Mt. Harris, CO                 28
                Frances H. FOX, Kilgore, NE                        25
   
3 Jan 1921      Guy N. SMITH, Crawford, NE                         28
                Josephine J. BURNETT, Hull, England                34
   
12 Mar. 1921    Willard KENNISTON, ND                              27
                Helen West GORDON, Valentine, NE                   19
   
27 Mar. 1921    Chester Neff ROBB, Douglas, WY                     28
                Emma May TAYLOR, Harrison, NE                      23
   
10 May 1921     Will E. BANCOM, Casper  WY                         26
                Mrs. Gladys E. EMERY, Casper, WY                   28
   
21 May 1921     Lee STOCK, Casper, WY                              23
                Mary LaVELLE, Casper, WY                           22
   
8 June 1921     George C  FOX, Agate, NE                           25
                Opal N. EMMONS, Harrison, NE                       18
   
15 June 1921    Forest W. PORTER, Van Tassell, WY                  27
                Helen K. DAVIS, Harrison, NE                       22
   
3 Jul 1921      William C. HAUX, Bakersfield, CA                   23
                Valonia M. SKEEL, Harrison, NE                     23
   
27 Jul 1921     William S. SHERMAN, Torrington, WY                 25
                Irene C. SMITH, Henry, NE                          18
   
30 Oct 1921     Seth TIPTON, Harrisoh, NE                          31
                Lulu ROGERS, Niobrara, NE                          23
   
1 Dec 1921      Earl A. ELLICOTT, Van Tassell, WY                  34
                Ruby V. HAMAKER, Van Tassell, WY                   36
   
17 Mar 1922     John K. PARSONS, Harrison, NE                      21
                Bertha E. EBERSPICHER, Harrison, NE                20
   



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9 Apr 1922      Chester THOMPSON, Lusk, WY                         19
                Alice HALTHINS, Casper, WY                         21
   
16 Apr 1922     Harry J. MILLER, Lusk, WY                          24
                Ruth REYNOLDS                                      22
   
22 Apr 1922     Rufus C. GATES, Scottsbluff, NE                    25
                Mildred F. VOIGT, Davenport, NE                    21
   
14 May 1922     John Harlan LOHR, Kirtley, WY                      23
                Ruby M. HANSON, Harrison, NE                       23
   
31 May 1922     William A. HERRON, Casper, WY                      33
                Gertrude J. RICE, Casper, WY                       30
   
7 June 1922     Clarence A. PFEIFFER, Harrison, NE                 20
                Irene E. DE KARF, Harrison, NE                     21
   
20 June 1922    Harry E. HECKERT, Story, NE                        28
                Grace E. MESROPIAN,  Omaha, NE                     22
   
27 June 1922    Tonie F. PEEBLES, Casper, WY                       22
                Lenna M. HORNBACK,  Casper, WY                     21
   
2 Sep 1922      Glen H  KREEMAN, Glen, NE                          30
                Bessie M. NEWLIN, Harrison, NE                     27
   
10 Jan 1923     Vernon KENDRICK, Whitney, NE                       23
                Vienna DIPPERT, Ft,Robinson, NE                    22
   
22 Jan 1923     Clarence C. YORK, Casper, WY                       28
                Mrs. Hester ADAMSON, Casper, WY                    22
   
25 Jan 1923     Carl E. PEINZE, Douglas, WY                        27
                Mercy E. DAVIS, Harrison, NE                       23
   
7 May 1923      Joseph C. McINNIS, Casper, WY                      45
                Lorraine A. McKNIGHT, Casper, WY                   46
   
14 May 1923     Hiram, J. WOLFE, Casper, WY                        30
                Maxine E. GLADMAN, Casper, WY                      30
   
14 May 1923     John W. WHITTLE, Casper, WY                        35
                Olive M. STEVENS, Casper, WY                       44
   
4 June 1923     John W. LANE, Casper, WY                           43
                Essie E. MORTIMORE, Casper, WY                     30
   
7 June 1923     Anthony DANIELS, Crawford, NE                      21
                Cora M. BARBER, Whitney, NE                        21
   
2 July 1923     Irvin S. ZIMMERMAN, Harrison, NE                   45
                Maud E. KJOSE,     Oregon                          36
   
   



NEBRASKA ANCESTREE - SPRING 1993 - VOL. 15 - NO. 4 - PAGE 127
FUNERAL SERVICES CONDUCTED BY REVEREND CLARE L. VAN METRE
HARRISON, NE, SEPTEMBER 1921 - SEPTEMBER 1923
   
Wilbur DE HAVEN, born 21 Feb 1874 in Washington Co, PA; died 25
Jan 1922, age 48
   
Thedor WAGNER, born 25 Dec 1845 in Germany; died 26 Jan 1922,  age 76
   
Golda Mae HARRINGTON, born 28 Apr 1921; died 24 Jan 1922
   
Charles Noble MARTIN,  born 2 Mar 1859 in Palestine, IL; died 23 Aug 1921
   
Camilla THOMPSON, born 8 Dec 1919, Kirtley, WY; died 25 June 1921
   
Esther Sophia HOLTZ, born 2 Sep 1906 near  Harrison, NE;  died 8 June 1921
   
Mrs. Quince FLEMING, born 4 Mar 1895 at Dorsey, NE; died 12 Mar 1922
   
Ronal Winston DEUEL, born 18 Feb 1920 at Harrison, NE; died 13 Mar 1922
   
Louis David LYON, born 28 Mar 1905 at Harrison, NE; died 2 Feb 1921
   
Eunice Esther PARSONS, born 9 Apr 1911 near Harrison, NE; died 26 Feb 1921
   
John Elmer MARSTELLER, born 19 Mar 1863, Mercer Co., PA; died 10 Feb 1921
   
Loren TOWNSEND born 21 Jun 1909 at Crawford, NE; died in Wyoming 14 Feb 1921
   
George P. TAYLOR born 25 Jun 1889 at Reding, MN; died 24 Aug 1922
in Wyoming
   
Infant son of Mr. & Mrs. J. W. FROM, 1 week old, born 8 Sep 1922
   
Robert R. PHILLIPS, born 24 Nov. 1874 at Seward Co., NE;  died 21 Oct 1922
   
Lola Marie MASON, born 28 Nov. 1920; died 23 Oct 1922
   
George EVANS born 16 Jun 1856 in New York; died 30 Nov. 1920
   
Earl  E. BUCKINGHAM, born 5 Nov 1894 in Wayne Co. IA; died at
Bordeaux France 11 Oct 1916
   
   



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Annie CORBIN born 1 Nov 1911; died 1 Nov 1920
   
Louis Augustus SHALLERS born 11 Nov 1895 at Knox Co., NE; died  in
action on the Argonne front 2 Nov 1918
   
John William MARTIN born 10 Apr 1901; died 8 Apr 1922
   
Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth BROOKS born 28 Aug 1846 in Tenn.; died 23 May 1923
   
Mrs. Mary H. PLUNKETT born 15 Apr 1856 in IL.; died 25 Apr 1923
   
Hardman PORTER born 15 Aug 1854 in Knox Co., OH; died 15 Apr 1923 in Wyoming
   
Mrs. N. L. TIPTON born 1 May 1865 in Ripley Co., IN; died 15 Apr 1923
   
John C. PLUNKETT born 1 May 1839 in Ireland; died 21 Mar 1923
   
Fernando Burton HAMLIN born 25 Oct 1863 in Audubon Co., IA; died 7 Mar 1923
   
Mrs. Mary SAILORS born 10 Aug 1845 in Winterset, OH; died 25 Feb 1923
   
Freda Flora HELLAR age 19 days; buried 26 Jul 1923
   
Mrs. GRISWOLD of Lusk, WY, died Jun 1923
   
Mr. BARTLETT, Harrison; no dates
   
ZUMBRUMMER infant; no dates
   
Mrs. HARDIN, Van Tassel, WY; no dates
   
Mr. BROWN  Van Tassel, WY; no dates

   
BIRTHS from the Aurora Sun continued
   
Date of      Name of parent             Date of       Name of parents
newspaper                               newspaper
   
2 June 1888  J. A. REYNOLDS             1 Sept. 1888  Wm. & Anna TALBOT
9 June       J. H. COSSART                            Mr. & Mrs. KIMBALL
             ? SCOVILL                  15 Sept.      A. R. MILLER
             High DECKER                22 Sept.      F. C. MATHER
             T. G. WHEELER                            Ern JACKSON
             J. H. ANDERSON             13 Oct.       H. M. LULL
30 June      Mike SCHUH                 20 Oct.       Henry W. SIMS
14 July      John CHENY                 27 Oct.       J. H. SMITH
             J. H. HARPSTER                           S. W. BELL
28 July      I. D. EVANS                              Memes? KATH
25 AUG.      N. H. CLINE                3 Nov.        Gus ANDERSON
             James BENSON                             Jake WAGNER
             Len JONES
   



NEBRASKA ANCESTREE - SPRING 1993 - VOL. 15 - NO. 4 - PAGE 129
Submitted by Bob Ray
Abstracted by Angela Fitzgibbons
Source McCook Times, 23 October 1891
   
THE ROSTER-A ROLL OF HONOR, Old Soldiers Who Attended the Re-Union
Continued from Vol. 15, No. 3

Served from New York

   
     NAME             RANK    CO   REG      SER    ADDRESS
Henry MARSHALL        P       C    56       inf    Danbury
J. C. HEGEMAN         P       A    40       inf    Stratton
O.G. BAILEY           P       F    169      inf    Bloomington
James McLAUGHLIN      P       K    14       inf    Vailton
F.A. SMITH            P       K    18 Ind   Baty   Culbertson
Hiram C. PLUMB        P       A    35       inf    Danbury
Orin BATES            P       B    126      inf    Chicago, Ills
W.H. BENJAMIN         P       I    107      inf    Banksville
   
     Ohio
   
C.M. CHRISTIAN        corp    B    2        cav    Strickland
Jas M. BROWN          P       K    62       inf    Max
Jos C. PEDMORE        P       G    89       inf    McCook
J. H. YARGER          1 lieut G    49       inf    McCook
H.W. EATON            P       H    115      inf    McCook
G.W. JONES            P       A    29       inf    Lebanon
S.B. HOFFENELL        P       A    55       inf    Rulo
S.B. HOFFENELL        P       C 4 U R C            Rulo
George BABBITT        P       G    49       inf    Cambridge
Daniel STRAYER        P       C    5        cav    Stratton
Peter REEVES          P       B    115      inf    Graveport
C. WASHBURN           P       F    1        inf    Beverly
S. BAYER              P       H    130      inf    Pacific City, Iowa
F. M. DAWSON          corp    A    39       inf    Stockville
Peter N. LAUTZ        P       D    49       inf    Wauneta
Thos CLARK            corp    F    123      inf    Bartley
J.J. OLIVER           P       E    1        art    Trenton
E.T. MOWBRAY          Sergt   H    89       inf    Daykin
C.B. JONES            P       C    96       inf    Stratton
D.R. STOUTZENBERGER   s'gt    G    68       inf    Stratton
J.C. SAWYER           P       B    23       inf    Franklin
J.C. SAWYER           P       C    1        inf    Franklin
R.T. ALLAM            P       F    136      inf    McCook
Isaac UNDERHILL       P       F    98       inf    Cornell
N.J. JONES            P       F    7        cav    Cambridge
N.G. DAVIS            sergt   I    81       inf    Stratton
J.W. LEHEW            sergt   H    45       inf    McCook
W.H. THOMAS           sergt   A    153      inf    Cambridge
Jno F. DILLEN         P       E    148      inf    Palisade
H.H. WETMORE          P       D    125      inf    Cambridge
Wm. AKERS             P       I    29       inf    Indianola
John W. RUBY          P       D    42       inf    Danbury
W. H. BANWILL         Capt    B    44       inf    Orleans
W.H. MORRISON         P       H    11       inf    Republican City
W.M. IRWIN            P       F    255      inf    McCook
   
   



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Roster-A Roll of Honor, continued
   
     NAME             RANK    CO    REG     SER     ADDRESS
W.M. IRWIN            P       A     197     inf     McCook
T. B. WEEDEN          P       I     62      inf     Cambridge
G .W. SHERBONDY       P       I     111     inf     Benkleman
Samuel WAYSON         P       E     114     inf     Stratton
Samuel WAYSON         P       F     114     inf     Stratton
A.G. DOLE             P       I     1       inf     Indianola
Elias CANAGA          P       D     55      inf     Indianola
J.R. ELRY                     o s   100     inf     Herndon,Kan
John ROWLAND          P       E     53      inf     Banksville
Charles BOAD          P       C     59      inf     McCook
Wm F.GUY              P       G     31      inf     Oak Grove,MO
D.B. BARNES           P       K     24      inf     Banksville
D.B. BARNES           1 lieut C     188     inf     Banksville
   
     Pennsylvania
   
D.L. McBRIDE          P       G     213     inf     McCook
D.E. BOMGARDNER       P       A     20      cav     McCook
R.D. WILSON           P       L 1 H A
Wm H. PHILLIPS        P       C     13      cav     McCook
Samuel ELLIS          P       B     13      cav     McCook
Lyman MILLER          P       D     140     cav     McCook
J.H. HUMMEL           P       C     1       cav     Ivanhoe, Colo
A.H. TOWNSEND         P       A     11      cav     Stratton
Jeff ANDRE            P       K     6       inf     Hendly
Mattias DANIELS       corp    I     10      inf     Palisade
R.A. WILLIAMS         P       F     184     inf     McCook
W.M. IRWIN            P       H     2       inf     McCook
H.H. MITCHELL         P       E     168     inf     McCook
G.S. FURMAN           P       K     143     inf     Oberlin
V. FRANKLIN           P       H     198     inf     McCook
Wm TAYLOR             Sergt   M     21      cav     Bartley
D. BRYAN              P       C     12      cav     McCook
W.M. TAYLOR           Sergt   A     3       cav     Bartley
I.C. FOYL             Sergt   H     47      inf     Box Elder
   
     VERMONT
   
E.G. MATSON           P       G     6       inf     Indianola
   
     TENNESSEE
   
A. HAMMOND            Maj           1       inf     Indianola
John HONEYCUTT        P       D     1       inf     Wymore
J.D. CAMERON          Sergt   F     4       cav     Cambridge
J. WALLACE            P       H     1       cav     Cornell
   
     West Virginia
   
Barney N. LEWIS       P       I     15      inf     McCook
Barney N. LEWIS       P       I     10      inf     McCook
T. E. GRAHAM          P       B     6       inf
   
     Wisconsin
   
M. H. BACON           P       H     5       inf     McCook
   



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Roster-A Roll of Honor, continued:
   
     NAME             RANK    CO    REG     SER     ADDRESS
A.S. BOUGHTON         P       A     49      inf     Indianola
Joseph COTY           P       I     44      inf     Cambridge
Wm COOPER             P             12      batry   McCook
I.B. GAYLORD          P             10      batry   Bryon
D.W. ELLIS            P       H     49      inf     Curtis
B.F. INGALLS          Sergt   A     16      inf     Pasadena, Cal
C.D. CRAMER           Sergt   D     36      inf     Indianola
J. H. JONES           P             17      inf     Herndon
A.E. JOHNSON          P       D     1       cav     Indianola
Alexis C. HART        corp    K     46      inf     Franklin
A.W. CORY             P       H     30      inf     McCook
   
     Miscellaneous
   
I. B. HAYES           P       B     13      inf US
H.C. PENNELL          1 lieut K     13      inf MD    Eddy
Mark THOMAS           Corp    G     14      inf US    Palisade
Harvey BURGESS        P       D     9       inf MINN  Lebanon
W.W. LEMASTERS        P       D     12      inf US    Bartley
A. BEEMAN             P       D     Walker's I d Bat
A.G. DOLE             P       I     2       inf US    Indianola
J.A. WILCOX           1 lieut A     38      inf US    McCook
A.T. KING             Capt    C     10      inf US C  McCook
The following were registered as belonging to the Confederate States Army.
There were but three and we suppose they enjoyed the re-union as much as the
"boys in Blue".
"Jonnies"
S.B. LYON             P       C     24      inf CSA Va  Trenton
P.B. ALEXANDER        Sgt     E     60      inf N C     Box Elder
W.F. SANDERS          P       C     9       inf MO      Danbury
   

   
             WOMEN'S RELIEF CORPS
   
        NAME             CORPS     ADDRESS
Mrs. W.M. KNAPP                 Lincoln
     E.E. CURTIS      144       Beaver Crossing
     E.E. FURR        144       Beaver Crossing
     Maria BALL                 Akron, Colo
     W.C. LATHROP               Bartley
     C. HUMMELL       14        Red Cloud
   
CORPS NO.67 of Indianola
Mrs. A. HAMMOND        Mrs. S. BILLINGS        Mrs. E. HELM
    Sarah BOUGHTON          Mary E. AKERS           Carrie P. MITCHELL
    Louis HOTZE             Florence CRAMER         John T. ROBERTS
    Maggie McCLUNG          C.M. RUSSELL            B.B. DUCKWORTH
   
CORPS NO.108 of Danbury
Mrs. Emily DANIELS     Mrs. S.E. BOYER         Mrs. Eliza STILGEBOUG
     Maria MARSHALL         Elivira A. WOODS        Jane SELT
     Elimira VANDYKE
   



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Roster-A Roll of Honor:Women's Relief Corps continued:
   
CORPS No.66, of McCook
Mrs. M.A. GORDON       Mrs. Katie SHEPPARD     Mrs. Mary E. EATON
     Mattella GORDON        Anna DILLON             S.H. COLVIN
     Matte G. WELLS         Eliza G. NETTLETON      Jane SPRAGUE
     Amanda BERRY           Clara EVANS             Adella LEO
     Nellie GRAY            A.J. CHAMBERS           Carrie PADE
     Ida COLE               Susan BENNETT      Miss A. ROBINSON
     Matie RUSSELL          Ida LEWIS          Mrs. Ellen PATE
     L.E. IRWIN             M.E. BATTERSHALL        C. B. FOWLER
     Nora COLE              Ellen LE HEW            M. E. YARGER
     Estelin FITCH          Mary McBRIDE            Etta HAMILTON
     Hannah McBRIDE
   
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Submitted by Cheryl Wray, 1014 N. Colorado Ave. Hastings, Ne 68901
   
MISSOURI-NEBRASKA CONNECTIONS.
   
The following were found in the Holt County, (Missouri) Sentinel, published
in Oregon, MO.  Holt county is in the northwest corner of the state.  The
Sentinel was published on Fridays.
   
   Jan. 3, 1890.  We are sorry to learn that Peter WHITMER will shortly take his
departure for Nebraska, having rented a farm near Tecumseh.
A.H. WHITMER, who has been practicing dentistry at Kingston, N. M. but now
attending dental college in Kansas City, was visiting his father here this
week.  He informs us that his brother Ed is working in the Omaha
Stereotyping Works.
   
   Jan. 10, 1890   Green London who has been for some time in Nebraska has been
visiting his mother at this pace.  (Sharp's Grove, MO.)
   
   Jan. 31, 1890  Walter SNODGRASS shot himself in a suicide attemp.  He & his
wife were having marital troubles.  She tried to have him arrested & was
advised to go to her home in Rulo, NE.
   
   Feb.21, 1890    Mrs. Will HERSHBERGER Of Rayenna (sic), Nebraska has been
spending the week with relatives & friends in our city.  Hi HERSBERGER was
remembered by her visit in the way of a huge jackrabbit from his NE friends.
   
   Feb. 28, 1890   2 letters to the editor from former Holt County residents.
From   Johnson, Nemaha County, Nebraska    and Genoa, Nebraska.
   
   Mar. 7, 1890    William PATRICK, of Johnson, NE is visiting relatives above
Forest City.
   
   Mar. 14, 1890   Miss Fannie DOUGHTY of Craig is teaching near Lincoln, NE.
Dr. CHADDUCK & wife of Nebraska City, Nebr. are the guests of the doctor's
brother, George B. CHADDUCK of this city (Oregon).
William TORPY, an old time Oregon boy,but not living at Tecumseh, NE was
shaking hand with his hosts of friends last week.  This was his first visit
in 10 years.
   
   Mar.21, 1890    The family of Peter WHITMER have removed to Stella, Neb.
   



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Submitted by Hal Hallgrimson
   
THE BEGINNING OF AN ICELANDIC SETTLEMENT IN NEBRASKA
From: 1912 Almanak. Written by Jon HALLDORSSON
   
On June 4th, 1873, schoolmaster (principal) Torfi BJARNASON from Olafsdalur in
Dalasysla, arrived in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
   
At that time, there were quite few Icelanders in Milwaukee.  Torfi had in mind
to start a settlement of Icelanders in the United States.  His stay was short
in Milwaukee.  Two of his travel companions found permanent homes in Milwaukee.
Those two were Gudmundur GUNDMUNDSSON from Kjalarnes and William W. THOMSON
from Vestmannaeyjar.  He had been a storekeeper in a store now known as Wium.
This THOMSON fellow came to Nebraska and stayed there for few years but did
not "take land" (homestead.)  About Gudmundur and his whereabouts is not
certain but rumor has it that he is near the Pacific Coast.  Torfi, himself,
brought his brother Larus who was then in his twenties, I believe, to Nebraska.
The two of them explored the land along the Burlington and Missouri Railroad
which owned huge parcels of land.  It was advertized as 10 year mortgage with
interest only payments for the first 5 years.  At this time most of the land
in Eastern Nebraska had been settled but plenty was still available in the
Western part of the state.  Evidently, Torfi carefully scrutinized the parcels
that where free of charge, because Torfi told me that they had seen a huge herd
of bison (buffalo) which had fled Eastern Nebraska.
   
Torfi must not have been impressed by Western Nebraska even though plenty of
good land was available 20-50 miles from the train route (railroad.)  He must
have felt that it was too isolated from closest populated areas.  Eventually,
Torfi bought land near the small town of Salt Hills.  That town is 8 miles south
from Lincoln-which is the capital of Nebraska--but 60 miles west of the river
Missouri, which marks the state line between Iowa and Nebraska.
   
Torfi stayed the rest of the summer at his homestead and plowed up 10-12 acres
of his land and he is believed to be the first Icelander to begin farming in
Nebraska.  Late in September that same year, Torfi arrived in Milwaukee, on
his way home to Iceland; he did not "go west" again.
   
While Torfi stayed in Milwaukee, quite a few Icelanders gathered together and
asked Torfi in detail about Western Nebraska.  He spoke well of the land but
discouraged moves to isolated areas and recommended staying close to the
railroad path.
   
Larus BJARNASON stayed behind and worked on a farm not far from Torfi's
homestead.
   
In Iceland, during the winter 1873 to '74 work was difficult to find for those
who had recently come back from America or from the Canadian forests, where
some had worked.  At that time there was much shortage of money.  And much talked
about was the migration "to the west" and homesteading there.
   
In the spring of 1874, several Icelanders joined an organization which had the
goal to pioneer a colony in the 'new country".  Its leader, Olafur OLAFSSON
from Espiholl in Eyjarfjordur.  Sigfus MAGNUSSON, Jonsson from Grenjadarstadur
   



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Icelandic Settlement in Nebraska continued:
   
was chosen to examine land in Iowa and Nebraska along the Burlington and
Missouri railway.  Torfi had described this land before.  Sigfus chose a man,
Jon HALLDORSSON from Storuvellir in Bardardalur (relations to Myvatn area.)
   
The pair left Milwaukee in May 5th, 1874.  They started out in Iowa but didn't
find enough unsettled land for their friends in order that they all could
live near each other, which was the goal too.  In Nebraska they found plenty of
prime farmland available which the railroad (Burlington and Missouri) offered
for #3 to $12 per acre--with some mortgage as I mentioned before.  Every other
section of this land was settled of locals (Nebraskans) so this would not be
"pure" Icelandic settlement.  It was not the intent to be secluded by them-
selves rather not far from one another where the Icelanders could learn the
new language and work habits from their neighbors and find emplyment while
settling down.
   
Partners, Sigfus and Jon purchased farmland 20 miles south from Lincoln near
a town called Firth; got a job with farmers in the area and both plowed 10
acres on each farm.  They wrote to their friends in Milwaukee, describing the
area and many were prepared to moved the following spring with their families.
Olafur OLAFSSON was among those friends; he was the only one who was affluent.
That summer, grasshoppers destroyed most of the corn harvest but left other
crop alone.  The newspapers described this as disaster and of course it was
devastating for especially those who were newly arrived and had few of their
acres planted; grasshoppers wiped them out.  Those who were already established
fared better.
   
This certainly discouraged the Milwaukee people.  As it turned out that year,
1874 to '75, John OLAFSSON asked Olafur, the leader of the colony, to go with
him to Alaska.  Sigfus MAGNUSSON went home that winter to fetch his fiance
but resolved to stay in Iceland and did not come back to America until 10 or
12 years later.  That winter there were 3 Icelanders in Nebraska, two of them
worked on the railroad.
   
The summer of 1875 Olafur OLAFSSON returned (to Iceland) from Alaska.  He was
still determined to nove to Nebraska, but while he rested from his trip, the
migration to Winnipeg and New Iceland started.  Olafur believed it to be the
right time to "follow the mainstream", and indeed, many of the "Milwaukee men"
believed this to be the right time also.  They wanted the 3 men in Nebraska to
go with them (to Winnipeg and New Iceland) but two of them were getting tired
of the friendship, which frequently took different directions.  As it turned
out, that summer (1875) two additional brothers and the parents of the
HALLDORSSON brothers arrived in Milwaukee.  These folks had spent a whole
winter in an immigration camp in eastern Canada with lot of other Icelanders
as well; all of whom were migrating to New Iceland, I believe.  This summer
Jon HALLDORSSON yielded 80 bushels of wheat off of his land and Sigfus
MAGNUSSON'S fields.  That was all that the grasshoppers left behind, and
will it be mentioned that this was the official harvest that Icelanders
reaped in the new land (Nebraska).
   
Icelanders did not "take more land" for a while, as the grasshoppers lasted
3 more years, on and off.  Did that scare many a man, even those who were well
prepared for the settlement.  The influx to the East (leaving Nebraska) was
   



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Icelandic Settlement in Nebraska continued:
   
almost as great as it had been to the West (coming from Iceland) in the spring.
It got so bad that some saw it as bad omen to discuss a settlement in Nebraska.
   
Torfi and Sigfus allowed the railroad company to repossess their land and so
did many others.  It was possible to rent acreage (fields) that had been tilled
and with good buildings on it for next to nothing.  This didn't last very long;
often those who rented these lands reaped enough harvest to pay for the fields
in one year.
   
The first Icelander who got married in Nebraska was Jon HALLDORSSON.  He married
Thorvor SVEINSDOTTIR from Gardur in Adalreykjadal in Sudur (South) Thingeyjarsysla.
That wedding took place on December 19, 1875.  The first Iceland to die was
Halldor JONSSON.  That was September 8, 1876.  He was father of Jon K.
HALLDORSSON, but step-father of Jon (the older) HALLDORSSON.
   
Icelanders did not seriously start buying land until abourd the year 1879.
Those who bought land were:  Larus BJARNASON (who we told about before), Jon K.,
Pall and Sigurdur HALLDOSSONS.  Larus still (now, in 1913) accupies his land.
Pall and Sigurdur died from typhoid fever that same year (1879).  In 1880 all
farmland in Eastern Nebraska had been sold.  That prevented a totally Icelandic
settlement.  Land rose in price so much that no one believed it would fetch a
higher price.  Since then it has risen even more; over $100.00 per acre.
   
Nothing much happened until 1883 when Jon C. HALLDORSSON sold his land for
$3200.00.  At this time the neighbors of these few Icelanders were already
so rich that there were no hoped to be their equal.  As it was there was plenty
of comesticated (tillable) land to had 200 miles to the west in Nebraska.
There, settlements were on the increase and still the opportunity to compete
equally with others.
   
During the spring of 1884, John Kr. and Jon HALLDORSSONS (that we have
mentioned before) moved west to Brown County, Nebraska.  Also settled, Halldor
JONSSON from Muli in Rangarthingi, his wife, Ingibjorg GUNDMUNDSDOTTIR from
Keldur in same sysla (county) .Gudmundur Haller SIGURDSSON and his wife
Sesselja from Eyrarbakki, also Kristin HALLDORSDOTTIR sister of Jon and Jon Kr.
arrived as well.  All these folks "took land" near a town called Long Pine.
In the year 1886, the aforementioned Sigfus MAGNUSSON arrived with his wife,
Gudrun Emilia BENEDIKTSDOTTIR  Her father Benedikt KRISTJANSSON was a (cabinet)
member of the parliament and a minister in Muli in Thingeyjarsysla.  In 1891
Olafur Isfeld HALLGRIMSSON (HOLMKELSSON) farm Holi in Kelduhverfi in
Thingeyjarsysla; his wife is Skulina SKULADOTTIR, (SEVEINSSON, JONSSON) from
Gardur in Adaldalur.  In addition this ame year, arrived Sigurdur RUNOLFSSON
from Hofi in Rangarvellir.  His wife is Gudrun GUNNARSDOTTIR from Kidafell in
Kkos.  All these people settled in Nebraska.  Since then, 5 to 8 Icelanders
who are born here (in America) have settled (taken land), among them Albert
brother of Torfi in Olafsdalur.
   
My sister, Halldora, is married to a German man, named WHITTSTRUCK.  They have
a large farm 10 miles from Lincoln with considerable life stock.  He settled
there before the land was given to the Union Pacific Railway and he has since
bought additional land.  The BJARNASON brothers, Larus and Albert now carry
the last name ARNASON.  They both still live in Eastern Nebraska and have
   



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Icelandic Settlement in Nebraska continued:
   
and have both married American women.  Albert bought land there.
   
My sister, Kristin, lives in the town of Long Pine in the West Nebraska
County of Brown.  She had an exchange of estate from her land and house to a
home in town.  Jon TOMASSON, HALLDORSSON and Sigurdur, my nephew live there
and own their homes.  Their brother, Kristjan lives in a town by the name of
Chadron, farther west and owns his home and lot.  All of them are born in
Iceland and can be counted among the first settlers in Nebraska.  Also near
Long Pine, lives Sigurdur RUNOLFSON.  All his children, Bjarni, Runolfur and
Kristin, have "taken" domesticated (tillable) land where they currently live.
Each one of them is married to Americans but all three were born in Iceland,
and can with certainty be counted as Icelanders.
   
G. S. HALLER lives in Rock County.  He has six children, all of whom are born
here.  None of them has taken land but it is understood that their father has
enough to give to each of them.  Olafur Isfeld HALLGRIMSSON has 12 children,
six boys and six girls, all born here in this country (America) and is he
considered a wealthy land owner.
   
Sveinn, my oldest son lives in the town of Bassett in Rick County.  There he
operates a hardware store, and owns a beautiful home and many town lots.
There, he and I own a ranch together, approximately 18 miles from Bassett.
Sveinn is married to an American woman and together they have four sons.
Unfortunately, none of them know a word in Icelandic.  I have three other sons
and one daughter, all of whom live here with me in Chicago, where we have
lived since we moved from Nebraska.  My daughter is our housekeeper and her
name is Soffia.  Tomas and Pall are both learning photography.  Tomas has
invented a lamp used in photography and has received a patent for it and it
sells well.
   
The youngest one, Hrolfur (Ralph) works in a store.  Last fall I travelled
around Canada and came to Deluth and Winnipeg with my daughter.  We only
spent 4 days in Winnipeg.  I nowhere near managed to visit all those that
I wanted to due to the severe cold temperatures there.  We had our longest
stay near Wynyard, where my brother, Jon C. HALLDORSSON, lives, along with
my brother-in-law, Sigurjon SVEINSSON.
   
I want to mention here that Halldor JONSSON from Mula in Rangarthingi lives
in Lincoln, Nebraska, where owns a grand home and lives there with his sister
and daughter.  The most important events of my life since I left Storuvellir
I want to write about later.  I believe it should be written separate from
this.
   
Jon HALLDORSSON.
   
Translated by Inga Maja STEFANSDOTTIR, November 2, 1992.
   



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NEW BOOKS IN THE LIBRARY
   
Donations to the Library:
   
     CLATONIA CEMETERY IN GAGE COUNTY, donated by the compiler, Duane Wilkinson of
Clationia, Ne, is a 9 page soft cover book.  It lists the names of the
deceased in alphabetical order, lot number, date of birth and death.
   
Russell and Meryl Zimmerman of DeWitt, Ne compiled and donated the folowing 2 items:
     PLUMMER CREEK CEMETERY, an abandoned cemetery in Section 24 of Swan Creek Precinct
of Saline County, is 7 pages of burial information with an index and lot numbers.
The last burial was in 1948.
     SMITH CEMETERY, an abandoned cemetery in Section 19 of DeWitt Precinct, Saline
County, is one page of burials as early as 1870 and as late as 1943.
   
     BRADY CENTENNIAL HISTORY BOOK 1889-1989, donated by Delores Gengenback of the
Bank of Brady, is a 272 page hard bound book of town history along with 141 pages of
family histories in alphabetical order. Many photos are included.
   
     1988 CENTREX DIRECTORY-UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, a 340 page soft cover book
has names and addresses of administation, regents, deans and personnal in alphabetical
order.
   
Ancestor Publishers of Arvada, CO donated the following 2 sets of microfiche:
     ILLINOIS STATE LIST OF PENSIONERS ON THE ROLL 1812-1865 contains the names of
veterans, widows, fathers or mothers of veterans in the War of 1812 and the Civil
War. The list published in 1883 gives names, cause of those pensioned, monthly
rate, date of original allowance, county living in and pension number.
     VITAL RECORDS OF AMESBURY (ESSEX COUNTY) MASS. TO THE END OF YEAR 1849 consists
of 7 michrofiche in three sections: births, marriages and deaths with names in
alphabetical order from 1668 to 1850.
   
Dave Wells of Omaha, NE has researched and donated the following 10 items. The
librarian has compiled these into one book with a Table of Contents as follows:
Mr. Wells has done extensive research.
     ALPHABETICAL LIST OF NEBRASKA GAR POSTS AND WRC CORPS with post numbers.9 pages.
     ALPHABETICAL LIST OF POST NAMES OF NEBRASKA GAR POSTS AND WRC CORPS with post
numbers. 7 pages.
     LIST OF GAR AND WRC POSTS IN NEBRASKA listed alphabetically by county including
post numbers and towns with a monument. 11 pages
     LIST OF GAR POSTS IN NEBRASKA by post number with a brief def ination of the post
name and dates they were in existance. 29 pages.  85% complete.
     LIST OF WRC LOCATIONS IN NEBRASKA listed by number, town, post name, dates in
existance and GAR Post affiliation.  16 pages
     LADIES OF THE GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC CIRCLES IN NEBRASKA lists the circle
number, location, name and on occasion date. 2 pages.  50%  complete
     SONS OF UNION VETERANS OF THE CIVIL WAR 1884-1992 This list of 5 pages is
listed by camp number, camp location, camp name and date the camp was known to
be active. 25% complete
     DAUGHTERS OF UNION VETERANS OF THE CIVIL WAR IN NEBRASKA 1917 - 1992 is 2 pages
listed by tent number, town, name of unit and dates started and closed. 13 of the
29 tents are still active. 75% complete.
     LIST OF SITES OF ANNUAL GAR ENCAMPMENTS & REUNIONS HELD EACH YEAR IN NEBRASKA
1877-1948. 9 pages listing year, location, date and name of comaander.  Some
department and district reunions are listed. To host an early day department
reunion the city had to provide 24 acres with food and water for 3000 horses and
50,000 people. District reunions only 50% complete.
   



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Donations to library continued:
   
Dave Wells donation continued:
     LIST OF MONUMENTS AND MEMORIALS IN NEBRASKA TO CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS. This listing
of 20 pages describes the monument or memorial by town alphabetical along with date
of dedication and inscription on the monument.
   
   HISTORY AND GENEALOGY OF THE JEWETTS IN AMERICA Volume I & II was donated by the
publisher, Heritage Books of Bowie, MD. This is a record of Edward Jewett of Bradford
West Riding of Yorkshire, England and of his two Emigrant sons, Deacon Miximilian and
Joseph Jewett, settlers of Rowley, MA in 1639 also of Abrahm and John Jewett, early
settlers of Rowley and of the Jewetts' who have settled in the United States since
1800. Volume I of 572 pages lists the first 8 generations. Volume II of 624 pages
with a complete index list the generations from 8 to 11, appendix and index.
   
New Quarterlies donated to the library in 1992
     TRAILS TO THE PAST published by The Fort Hays Genealogical Society of Hays, KS.
     THE NUGGET published by the California Genealogical Society in San Francisco, CA.
     CALIFORNIA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY NEWSLETTER published by the society above.
     RIO GRANDE RESEARCHER published by the El Paso Genealogical Society at El Paso, TX.
     BLAIR COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY published at Altoona, Pennsylvania
     VALLEY GENEALOGIST published by Hemet-San Jacinto Genealogical Society of Hemet, CA.
     RESEARCHIN OUACHITA-CALHOUN COUNTIES, AR published by OUachita-Calhoun Genealogical
     Society at Camden, Arkansas.
   
   BOOKS PURCHASED BY THE SOCIETY
   
        HISTORY OF RED WILLOW COMMUNITY AND FIRST SETTLEMENTS IN SOUTHWEST NEBRASKA
1869-1873, a 145 spiral bound book, has 20 pages of photos all together and 23 pages
of sources used to compile the book.
   
     GENEALOGIES CATALOGED BY THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS SINCE 1986, a 1349 page hard
bound book has 744 pages of genealogies listed in alphabetical order along with name
of editor and short description; 376 pages of established forms of family names and
226 pages of genealogies since 1938 converted to microfulm with short descrptions.
   
     HISTORY OF DODGE AND WASHINGTON COUNTIES NEBRASKA AND THEIR PEOPLE-Volume I and
II are hard bound books published in 1921. Volume I of 455 pages with index has
histories of each county along with short histories of each township in each county.
Volume II of 466 pages has only biographies without an index. An index is available
under seperate cover.
   
     GRANT COUNTY NEIGHBORS AND FRIENDS, a 453 page hard bound book with index,
published in 1980, with emergence of towns Whitman, Hyannis and Asby along with
burials in each of the three cemeteries. There are 209 pages of family histories.
   
     1924 THAYER COUNTY DIRECTORY of 298 pages in a soft bound book lists all
residents over 16 years of age, businesses, organizations, churches and short
histories of each town.
   
     FUNK CENTENNIAL HISTORY 1887-1987, a 104 page hard bound book is a history of
the town along with a 1987 business and resident directory.
   
     HEROS WITHOUT MEDALS-A PIONEER HISTORY OF KEARNEY COUNTY NEBRASKA, a 286 page
hard bound book, published in 1952, has a history of the county . An index is
available under seperate cover.
   
     SOD HOUSE MEMORIES, a 285 page hard bound book with index, published in 1972, has
reminisceses and stories by members of the Sod House Society in Nebraska written in
1963, 1967 and 1972.
   



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Purchases for library continued:
   
     STORIES OF EARLY DAYS IN BUFFALO COUNTY, NEBRASKA a 345 page soft cover bound
book, published in 1967, was prepared by descendants of Buffalo County Pioneers and
contains historical as well as genealogical information.
   
     CENTENNIAL PRAIRIE-PIONEER TRAILS TO GORDON, an 80 page soft cover book, published
in 1965, was written by a native Nebraskan who spent 30 years in the United States
Indian Service as a school teacher on the Pine Ridge Reservation of South Dakota.
These are true pioneer and Indian tales of Nebraska and South Dakota.
   
     HISTORY OF BRUNING NEBRASKA, an 88 page soft bound book, published in 1967, was
published for Nebraska's Centennial in 1967.
   
     FREMONT CENTENNIAL HISTORY 1856-1956, an 80 page soft bound book of history
including a list of churches, clubs and centennial programs.
   
     A COLLEGE ON A HILL-LIFE AT DOANE 1872-1987 published in 1990, a 380 page soft
bound book with index describes the establishing of a college in Crete, Nebraska in
1872 to its expansion and rebuilding to the present time.
   
     FRONTIER STEAMBOAT TOWN a 257 page soft cover bound book, published in 1989, is
the history of the arrival of the steamboat "AMARANTH" in the spring of 1846 to the
establishment of Old Fort Kearney what today is Nebraska City.
   
     1992 SEWARD COUNTY PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY, a 128 page hard bound book with index
has very early history of the formation of the county with maps and photos from the
past and present.
   
     1885 OFFICIAL ATLAS OF NEBRASKA, a large 207 page rebound book has a detailed
map of each county and town along with a list of county officials from the time each
county was organized to 1884, businesses and some residents.  (Can not be mailed)
An index is being compiled to be sold by NSGS at a later date.
   


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