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This will be a link page to those oddments that turn up in publications outside of the state of Nebraska (sorta'),
but mention people living in Nebraska, etc.

Article: Nebraska Negro Homesteaders Reprinted courtesy of Nebraskaland magazine. Thanks to the CC's of Cherry County.

PRAIRIE SETTLEMENT - American Memory, Library of Congress - produced with NSHS (NE State Historical Society).
     Letters of Uriah W. OBLINGER family , Fillmore County, NE (Other surnames: Thomas, Black, Stafford, Sailor, Mason, Bacon, Winegar, etc.)
     Solomon D. Butcher photographs

From other sources:






Please see Ancestors Sharing Center for old photos and a collection of obits from other places ...

a special part of NEGenWeb Project.


California Connections

Colorado Connections

Illinois Connections

Iowa Connections

Michigan Connections

Oklahoma Connections

BRAY, Autobiography of Clarence - the years of the depression and WW II.

CANFIELD - Soundex extracts for 1880 & 1900 Nebraska census (1900 is partial) by Marge Galus Sandlier.

HEJKAL, Frank of Hastings, NE - see the biography of Lewis Beranek in "Milligan, Nebraska 1888-1988" (Compiled by the Milligan History Book Committee 1988). These men immigrated together, remained friends.

Biography of Ezra F. Simmons - lived in Chase County, at Benkelman (Dundy County) & Blair (Washington County).
Posted by Don & Jeanne Ross on family website.


P. M. Rogers died Aug 20th 1874 and his wife died January 1887.
Hon, and Rev. P.M. Rogers who was a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church and also was a member of the Nebraska legislature
P. M. Rogers born Claiborn County, Tenn

[Above notes handwritten in ink (splotchy) on paper bag found inside book "Portrait and Biographical Album of Johnson and Pawnee Counties, Nebraska", 1889.  See page 550 of that book (article about John Flanagin) for mention of P. M. Rogers and his daughter Sarah J. Rogers (Mrs. John Flanagin). NO additional information, cannot find Rev. Mr. Rogers in the M.E. Church annual conference booklets that have been reproduced at this time.]


VAN TRUMP, Isaiah C. - Civil War Veteran from Nebraska Civil War pages, burial information.



Neblets (bits) of info related to persons in Andreas History of Nebraska, 1882

     SMITH brothers, L.C. and Olney J. from Jackson Co, MI mentioned in Andreas, Colfax Chapter. From Pam Rietsch: Smith Brothers, ... perhaps LeGrand C. born 1830 PA. and his wife Lovisa (Livingston, daughter of Ezekiel was born in 1839 NY), in 1860 census they are in Parma Twp Jackson county, MI along with Ira age 1, and her mother Margaret "Mag" Livingston age 60 born NY. Jackson County is 2 counties to the west and a bit south of Livingston. No mention of the Olney J., brother ...

     William BROWN, treasurer of Colfax Co in Andreas, Colfax Chapter married Lucy E. Davis who was born Livingston Co, MI.
From PR: I think the Lucy they speak of may have been a Lucy "A." Davis, dau of George & Caroline because she is the only Lucy that might be the right age, she is 6 in the 1860 census. Davis family is gone by 1870 census.

KERSHAW, Lewis - 21 Aug 1998: Missing Links Vol 3, no 34 (not working: 4 Jan 2006) "Successful Links: Treasures in an Old Dresser" by Lynne Kennedy <>. Served in US Army with W. F. Cody, died in 1897.



I just purchased a book called BOWER OF QUIET by Ethelyn M. KINCHER at the used book store at the public library in Redondo Beach, California. It was published in 1950, and is signed by the author. The book is dedicated to the author's mother, Inez Ely WHALIN. The inside cover of the book is inscribed "For LeRoy and Betty and JoAnn  Sincerely Ethelyn M. KINCHER / Love Dad and Mother PURDY June 1955." Inside the book, I also found a clipping of an obituary for Lotta KINCHER SPAULDING. Handwritten on the obituary is the date "3/28/85." Lotta died 14 February, and was interred in Redlands, CA on 19 February. It states that Lotta KINCHER was born in Nebraska in 1894, father's name John. Her family moved to the area of Meeker, Colorado when she was a baby. She moved to Redlands, California in 1929, and married James SPAULDING in 1933. Other family members mentioned in the obituary are Ruth HOLLINRAKE, Mrs. Harry KINCHER, Lorraine FINDLAY, Elry KINCHER, and Laura MANTEL. I would be happy to return this book and obituary to a member of the KINCHER family.
Erin Kampf
Published in SOMEBODY'S LINKS NEWSLETTER: Genealogical Treasures Found, Vol. 3, No. 38, 31 October 2001.
Jan 2002 - Message forwarded by Richardson County Coordinator to person doing SPAULDING research.

History of the New California Its Resources and People, Volume I (1905)
Biographies for the following people with NE connections:
Dr. Samuel E. LATTA
Dr. Harvey W. STRADER (wife: A. R. Piercy)

Book was under construction, more may have been added since ...

History of the Harbor District of Los Angeles, California by Ella A. Ludwig:
Historic Record Company, Inc., no year given.


"Unclaimed Persons" files of the Coroner's Office, San Bernardino Co, CA. This website includes deceased people from anywhere for whom no next of kin could be located. Currently, most persons listed died in Southern California. Intent is for this website to be an international registry. Please encourage submissions by your local coroner's office or other authority.
17 Oct 1999 - Two persons born in Nebraska appear, James Andrew DEVORE and Keith Roy ZORN.

NOTE: 15 Feb 2009 - Article by Joe Smilor (SB Sun Newspaper) indicates daughter of Keith Zorn contacted the office.
1 Jun 2000 - Additional person born c1926, NE - Robert A. FELLOWS, Jr.
8 Apr 2002 - Unclaimed: Keith WALLACE, born c1921 in NE.
(10 Nov 2004 - No Nebraska additions)


List of Nebraskans found in Portrait and Biographical Record of Denver and Vicinity, Colorado, 1898 (Mardos Memorial Library)

     VALLERY, George W. - from Denver by Pen & Paper (Mardos Memorial Library)



History of Southern Illinois, 1912 - Book posted on Memorial Library

Lucinda WILSON, Mrs. John N. HUGHEY of Kearney, NE - page 819 (see biography of SJ Harry WILSON)

Lizzie BURCH, Mrs. Jackson GOSSET of NE - page 1219 (see biography of her father, Elmer BURCH, M.D.)

Lillie M. MARTIN, Mrs. WOOD of York, NE - page 1639 (see biography of Edward A. MARTIN, who lived in NE 2 years)

IOWA - NEBRASKA connections

1915 History of Harrison County Iowa,
I have a 1915 History of Harrison County Iowa, with a biography for MARVIN S. MOATS and wife LYDIA (COX) MOATS. They were from Harrison County but lived for about 20 years in Nebraska before moving back to Iowa. Their children were:

Letha Burl Moats, b. 1880, married T. A. Jackson, Shoals, NE.

Hyrel, b. 1889, married Henry Wriedt, Emerson, NE.

Garnet, b. 1882, married James H. Parker, Pender, NE.

Miles, b. 1891.

Ray, b. 1884, married Edna Stoddard, Chicago, IL.

Clayton, b. 1893

Earl, b. 1886, married Mae Parker, lived Kirksville, MO.

Ralph, b. 1896.

Carrie, b. 1887, married B. H. Divelbess, Harrison Co., Iowa.

Berniece, b. 1899.

Entire biography from above source: MOATS.
I'm not a member of any of these family surnames. My Nebraska lines are Magers, McMahon, McNeff, Farrell, Salmon, etc.
Regards, Mona Sarratt Knight <> 24 Mar 2001 NE Roots List

"Biographical History of Pottawattamie County, Iowa" - The Lewis Publishing Company, 1891
EXCERPTS that include NEBRASKA RELATIVES & references, these are indexed - contributed by Mona Sarratt Knight.



Portrait and Biographical Album of Ingham & Livingston Counties, Michigan
Bios available from on Livingston County, Michigan website by Pam Rietsch or see the MARDOS Memorial Library - Michigan books list.

Sarah BALL - Mrs. Louis Saunders of Omaha, NE ...(see William BALL)

George W. BARNES - served in 3rd MI Cavalry & 51st MO Infantry, lived in Nebraska for 2 years (abt 1867-8). No specifics about NE location.

Henry H. DARBY, M. D. - page 351 paragraph two
 "The Prairie State was the scene of the nativity of the subject of this sketch, he having been born in the village of Paris, Hunter Township, Edgar County, the year previous to the firing of the first gun at Sumter. His natal day occurred April 8, 1860. He is a son of Dr. Benjamin F. Darby, ..."  16 Aug 2002.

HENDRYX, William O. - "The father of our subject was twice married, and by his first union he had eight children, seven of whom grew to maturity--Thomas, of Omaha; John, who was killed in California in 1865; Henry, who was killed by the fall of a tree at the age of sixteen years; Clark, who was a soldier in the Ninth Michigan Infantry, and was killed in a saw mill; Waterbury, at, South Dakota; William O.; James, of Nebraska, who also served in the Ninth Michigan Cavalry; and Whitcomb, who died at the age of eighteen months. The mother of these sons died February 14, 1862, and the father was again married, this time choosing as his life company Emeline Van Blarcomb, who had two children, Fred and Nellie. "

HOWARD, Augustus A. - About 1872, he left MI ..." The four succeeding years he spent in the West, nineteen months as sub-agent at Ft. Randall, Dak., serving under his brother who was the United States Indian Agent to the Spotted Tail Sioux; eighteen months on the North Platte, in the vicinity of Ft. Laramie, during the Sitting Bull war and massacre of Gen. Custer and his command, and the balance of the time assisting in the removal of the Ponca Indians from Dakota to Indian Territory.

McKERNAN, Thomas - "... The surviving child, Eugene, is now in business in Omaha, Neb., and travels for a New York firm. ..."

PERSON, Judge Rollin H. - was briefly a lawyer in Harlan County, NE (abt 1873-75); returned to MIichigan He had a sister who married a TONCRAY and moved to Nebraska. (Note: Toncray's were very early settlers at Buchanon, which was located in what became Colfax County, Nebraska.)
For example of where this last has led, see "Toncray - ..."

ROOT, COVERT, PICKETT - "...The lady who so graciously presides over the household of our subject became Mrs. Covert September 22, 1858. Her maiden name was Mary C. Root and her home was in Mason, Mich. She is a native of the Wolverine State, having been born in Plymouth, Wayne Count y in 1839 and is a daughter of Stephen Root. Mr. and Mrs. Covert have had six children, namely: John F. (deceased); Carrie*, Vernie (deceased), Gertrude, Grace and Katie. ... * Carrie is the wife of Willis E. Pickett of the South Omaha (Neb.) National Bank. She is a typewriter and stenographer, and is the only one of the children who is away from home. ..."

History of Livingston County, MI, 1880 - Livingston County, MI

Deerfield Township section - MARBLE FAMILY - The Marbles have been among the most prominent families of the town since their arrival, in April, 1840. Ira Marble was a native of East Douglass, Mass. When a youth the family moved to Dixfield, Oxford Co., Me., and there he afterwards married Miss Hannah Park. With her and three sons, in 1829, he came to Nelson, Madison Co., N.Y., rented a farm, and lived on it one year. Then he came to Ann Arbor and took up an 80 acre farm. Five years later he sold that, ... He had six children,--four sons and two daughters. ... Oscar V. married Margaret, a daughter of John Anderson, and is now living in Nebraska, where he moved in 1878. ..."

Landowners & Settlers of Livingston County MI 1828-1870's by Milt Charboneau

SMITH, wife Margaret E, buy land in Sec. 5, Brighton, SE-SE, & in Sec. 10, SE-SE, Oct. 2, 1857, of Conway. Sell in 1883, of Burnett, Madison Co., Nebraska. (becomes known as William S. BENSON.) - (bottom of page 56)

  Martin, William - wife Cordelia, buy land in Sec. 34, Oceola, SE-SW, Dec. 23, 1852, of Stockbridge, Ingham Co., Mich. Sells in 1874, of Fremont, Nebraska. In census of Oceola township, 1850.

Michigan Newspaper - Fowlerville Review, Livingston Co., MI (eventually bought out by Livingston Press & more recently published as Livingston Press Argus)

Neighboring News, Byron - Friday 19 July 1878
Albert HOUGHTALING and Rufus ROOD, who have been spending a few weeks here visiting friends, left here last Friday for Nebraska, where they have permanently located.

Michigan News of the Week - Friday 15 August 1879
A letter from Mr. CARPENTER, who emigrated from Muir to Nebraska last spring, brings the startling intelligence that his little daughter, 8 years old, has been kidnapped. At the date of the letter she had been missing six days and no trace discovered.

Livingston Co. Land Records
  BENSON, Smith, wife Margaret E., buy land in Sec. 5, Brighton, SE-SE, & in Sec. 10, SE-SE, Oct. 2, 1857, of Conway. Sell in 1883, of Burnett, Madison Co., Nebraska. (becomes known as William S. BENSON.)
  BROWN - Charles W., buys land in Sec. 8, Conway, NWq, Apr. 7, 1870, of Lancaster Co. Nebraska.
  MOSLEY, Charles, wife Charlotte, buy land in Sec. 11, Marion, Wp-SW & Wp-NW, Nov. 27, 1835, of Washtenaw Co., Mich. Sells in 1837, of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw Co., Mich. Is deceased by 1882, when heirs give QC. (heirs were Julie HILL of Portland, Mich. & J. H. MOSLEY of Tekamah, Nebraska)
  NATHAN, wife Sarah E., buys land in Sec. 8, Brighton, Ep-SE, June 29, 1868, of same. Sell in 1871, of Brighton & 1872, of Hall Co., Nebraska, In census of Brighton, 1860.
  REYNOLDS, Sarah Galloway, sells land in Sec. 15, Hamburg, NE-SE, in 1858.(done in Otoe Co., Nebraska) and in 1869, of Lawrence, Kansas.
  TAYLOR, Maggie J., buys lot #152, Howell village, Apr. 11, 1870, of Howell. Sells in 1874, of Orleans, Harlan Co., Nebraska.
  THOMPSON, William C., wife Mary R., sells land in Sec. 36, Howell, NEq, in 1864, of Ingham Co., Mich. Sells land in Sec. 23, Howell, Ep-NE & Sec. 25, Wp-SE & all SWq, in 1871 of Omaha, Douglas Co., Nebraska. Lost to mortgage. (wife is heir of Steward THOMPSON) Also sells land in Sec. 30, 31, land of Morris THOMPSON, in 1871, of City of Omaha, Douglas Co. Nebraska.
  TONCRAY, Elnathan, sell land in Sec. 35, Brighton, SW-NE & NW-SW, to Nelson TONCRAY, in 1855, of ?. Sells land in Sec. 32, Brighton, SE-NE, in 1858, of Buchanan, Platt Co., Nebraska. In census of Brighton, 1850.
  TONCRAY, Halsey, sells land in Sec. 36, Brighton, Wp-SE, Sept. 4, 1863, of Nebraska Territory. In census of Brighton, 1850 as "Holsa." Also sells land in Sec. 10, Green Oak, NW-NE, in 1863, of Nebraska.

WINANS, Edwin B., wife Elizabeth GALLOWAY, buy land in Sec. 30, Green Oak, Np-SW, Aug. 18, 1859, of Hamburg. Sell in 1860, of Hamburg. Also buys land in Sec. 16, Hamburg, (no description) Feb. 7, 1855, of ?. Buys land in Sec. 14, Hamburg, SW-SW, and Sec. 15, NE-SE, Dec. 16, 1858, of Otoe Co., Nebraska. Sells these in 1869, of Hamburg. Had bought land in Sec. 15, Hamburg, NE-SE & Wp-SE, May 3, 1859, along with Sec. 14, SW-SW, of Hamburg, and buys again in 1866. Owns land in Sec. 15, in 1880. Buys land in Sec. 10, Hamburg, Ep-SW, and Sec. 27, Wp-NE, Nov. 29, 1865. Buys land in Sec. 22, Hamburg, the NWq, Dec. 8, 1865. Sells some in 1869. Buys land in Sec. 4, Hamburg, SEq, Sept. 3, 1867, of ?. Also buys land in Sec. 6, Conway, Np-NW, Sept. 3, 1863, of Hamburg. Sells this in 1864, of Liv. Co., Mich. Also buys land in Sec. 28, Genoa, Np-SW, and Sec. 29, Ep-NE, Sept. 3, 1867, of ?. Buys land in Sec. 20, Genoa, SE-SW, Dec. 24, 1869, of Hamburg. Sells this in 1870, of Hamburg. Also buys land in Sec. 24, Unadilla, Ep-NW, Dec. 5, 1838, of Unadilla. Sells this in 1847, of Hamburg. (was in Rough & Ready, Nevada Co., California, in 1855.)

NOTE: Interestingly enough, Edwin B. was one of the first Governors of MI and is buried here in the county… Pam


WW I Honor Roll, Livingston County Michigan (photo & summary of military service)

MARTIN brothers - Edgar John, Francis J., and Howard - sons of James & Anna (Malloy) Martin, all 3 born Omaha, NE.

NICHOLS, Francis M. born Custer Co., NE - Livingston County Michigan, WWI Honor Roll (photo)


History of Oakland County, Michigan (see MARDOS Memorial Library for MI)

KNIGHT, Z. B. Chapter Nine B page 49: "Z. B. Knight, a son-in-law of Governor O. D. Richardson, and now a prominent citizen of Omaha, Nebraska, was once located at Clarkston, and practiced the profession in the county."

PRATT, Ocar C. Chapter Nine B p48: "Oscar C. Pratt was admitted (to the Bar) in September, 1865, having been in practice previously in Ohio. He committed suicide in Omaha."

RICHARDSON, Origen D. Chapter 9, p45 (see MARDOS Memorial Library for MI)
"The next attorney admitted to the bar in the Oakland courts who attained a"local habitation and a name" in the county was Origen D. Richardson, who, for nearly thirty years, was a leading and prominent member of the bar, and noted as well throughout the State. He was admitted at the July term, 1826, of the circuit court, having been a regularly practicing attorney in Vermont, from whence he came to Michigan in 1826. He began and completed his study of the law, preparatory to his admission to practice, with his brother-in-law, Israel P. Richardson, in Vermont. He was prosecuting attorney of the county in 1832, and was elected lieutenant-governor of Michigan in the fall of 1841, and again in 1843, serving the State in that position during the years 1842-45. In the fall of 1854, Governor Richardson removed to Omaha, Nebraska, -- a Territory then, -- and, as a member of the first and second sessions of the legislature of the new State, "acted a prominent and useful part in framing some of the laws now on its statute books." He was one of the three commissioners to codify the laws of the State. He died at Omaha, November 29, 1876, at the advanced age of eighty-one years, of apoplexy; and was followed by his almost equally aged wife and companion but a brief period subsequently, and with her was laid to rest in the same grave in Prospect Hill cemetery, and on the same day."


Growing Up With Tulsa by Blanche Opal Kern Schad. This is the story of the KERN family leaving Nebraska and going to Oklahoma territory in one of the Land Rushes of the late 1890's.

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