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Mary, I wish I could connect with you, but don't recognize your family names.
I've been at a loss to find my gr gr grandparents Daniel D. Wilson, who was
born in Ohio. There are so many Wilsons, I work on them from time to time,
put them aside awhile, try again at a later date.
My Wilson line is one of my stumbling blocks - no, let's call it a huge
My Mother was Doris Mae Wilson, born 1909 in Furnas County, NE, daughter of
John Henry Wilson and Mabel Ella Tompkins.
John Henry Wilson, born 1878 in Ohio (probably Defiance), son of Joshua
Wilson and Adaline Eckert.
Joshua Wilson was born 1851 in Putnam County, Ohio, son of James Wilson and
James Wilson died shortly before Joshua was born. Mary Fickle Wilson
remarried in 1857 to John H. Madden in Putnam County, Ohio. They moved to
Mills County Iowa in 1864. Joshua was raised in Mills County, Iowa but
returned to Ohio by 1876 when he married Adaline.
We know absolutely NOTHING about James Wilson. I have ascertained that
there was a Wilson family living right down the road from the Fickle family
in Putnam County (also the Madden family). I suspect, but cannot prove yet,
that James Wilson was a member of the William Wilson/Esther Fickle family
who came from PA to Fairfield County, OH in 1800.
I have acquired a couple clues over the years. James Wilson supposedly had
two brothers who served from OH in the Civil War and never returned - either
KIA or just never came home.
I have a posed studio photograph I found in my Wilson family photos taken of
a young lady probably in the 1880's. She appears to be in her late teens,
probably still in school as there are school books in the photo. Someone
has signed the name Charitey Wilson on the back. The studio was in Nebraska
There is a lady buried with Joshua Wilson and Adaline Eckert Wilson in
Fairmount Cemetery in Denver, Colorado. Her name is Carrie M. Wilson. She
died May 8, 1921. I sent for her death cert. She was 67 years old when
she died - born about 1854 it seems. Same age group as Joshua. Her maiden
name was Robbins, born in Michigan. Her husband's name was Lorenzo M.
Wilson. I have tracked Lorenzo in Colorado - they were in Park County, CO
in 1900. Haven't found them in 1910 yet. In 1920, they were living down
the block and around the corner from Joshua and Ada Wilson in Arvada
Colorado. Lorenzo has to be related, just don't know how!
Thanks for your note.
Mary in Wyoming
>Hi, I cannot identify the building, but do have Wilson family living in
>Pottawattamie and Mills County. Am wondering if you are connected to my
>Wilson's. I'm the granddaughter of Carl Wilson, his parents are Daniel
>Livingstone Wilson and Clara Romana Wilson Bailey. Do those names sound
>familiar to you?
>Viola in CAlif.
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We have a photograph in our files that we found in our Wilson Family photos.
The date is 1906. It is a public school building. The families involved in
that line involve a long list - Wilson, Tompkins, Fickle, Madden, Carroll,
Loughrey, Barnett, and many more. We created a webpage to house the picture
in the hopes that some of you, someone, anywhere, might know where the
building is located and the history behind it (OK, that is a long shot, but
Thanks ahead of time for taking a moment to view it.
Mary and Don in Wyoming
Hi, I cannot identify the building, but do have Wilson family living in
Pottawattamie and Mills County. Am wondering if you are connected to my
Wilson's. I'm the granddaughter of Carl Wilson, his parents are Daniel
Livingstone Wilson and Clara Romana Wilson Bailey. Do those names sound
familiar to you?
Viola in CAlif.
Posted on: Mills Co. Ia Queries Forum
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Surname: PATTERSON, PRICE
A short biography of Lyman C. Patterson is in the 1985 Mills County History.
Lyman C. Jr. is buried in the Hillsdale Cemetery. On the same page is a
John Patterson b. 1812 and wife Mary Albin. Maybe a brother of Lyman C.
If you need further info on these items let me know.
I saw an obit for Dorris J. Shaw, 97, of Lexington, Neb. died July 20 at
the Tri-County Hospital in Lexington, She was born Sept. 25, 1902, in Tabor
to Charles Lee and Elizabeth Angeline (Caton) Ellis. She was the wife of
Everett, who died in 1963.
Her one son Everett Jr & wife Dorothy is said to live in Glenwood. Does
anyone know this family???
Reason: I am researching the Lee family and alot of my Lees all lived in
Glenwood, P.J. and Co. Bluffs. Also an an Ellis family is connected
someway. Any help is appreciated.
Mary "Lee" Stewart
Surnames-- Lee, Fisher, Tucker, Wilson, Farrar,
Posted on: Mills Co. Ia Queries Forum
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Hi Allen: I saw your message on the board and was wondering
if you have a Hiram Fitch in your family tree. If wo would
love to exchange information with you. Until than Lvoe n Prayers Inez
Dear Mills County Listers,
Randy Beck has made a new web page, with photos, of "Saar's Field" Cemetery
in Oak Township. The first burials at Plumer Settlement were made here
before the new cemetery was made across the road from Salem Lutheran
Church. The URL for Saar's Field is
<http://members.aol.com/myvicuna/Saar.htm>. Three of the four known
burials at Saar's Field were Beck's. I've also made a link to Randy's page
from the Salem Lutheran Church/Plumer Settlement Cemetery page
This is a name I didn't think I'd find in Mills County. On the SSDI on
Rootsweb, I found a GEORGE DITMARS. This is my maternal grandmother's line.
In Mills Co., I research my paternal grandmother's line, the Hamakers and
Anyway, a George DITMARS was born 22 June 1880 and died in Malvern in April
1967. I doubt he was born in Mills Co.
Grandma used to mention "Ioway" as being the destination of someone in her
family, but I didn't pay attention to who she was talking about.
I did a search of Iowa and only found a WILLIAM DITMARS in an 1882 directory
of Washington Co., IA. He was a carriagemaker.
Another possibility is grandma's Uncle Judd Ditmars as a father of George.
His full name was Adrian Judson Ditmars.
Any data out there floating around?
The Glenwood Opinion Monday October 13 1913
Miss Carrie Crawford who teaches in Malvern spent
Sunday with her folks.
Miss Esther Murphy of Sidney came Tuesday evening
for a visit with Rev. and Mrs. Frankenburger.
Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Wilkins and little daughter
left Thursday for their home in Stanburg, Mo.,
after two weeks visit with Emerson friends.
Mrs. Clara McDowell and daughter Gladys were
Red Oak visitors Tuesday evening.
Harry Chapman returned Tuesday evening from
Omaha where he has been under the doctors care.
Miss Estella Anderson who is attending college
in Omaha spent Sunday with the folks.
Mrs. Chas. Wyckoff of Villisca spent Friday and
Saturday in Emerson, the quest of Mrs. J.H. Mitchell.
Mrs. Clifford King returned to her home in
Hawthorne Saturday evening after a weeks visit with
her mother Mrs. A. Tollinger.
Mrs. Ed Lang and sons Harry and Ray returned
to their home in Randolph, Nebr. after a weeks visit
with friends and relatives.
Misses Eva and Catherine Barbour returned Tuesday
to their home in Tabor after several days visit at the
home of their uncle S.E. Mathews.
Miss Eulah Schick who is attending school at Malvern
spent Saturday and Sunday with her folks.
Mrs. W.A. Priest left Saturday afternoon for Waterloo
Nebr. where she expects to spend several weeks visiting
Mrs. John Sandiland, Mr. and Mrs. L.D. Coons and
Miss Maude McDowell were shopping in Red Oak Saturday.
Miss Glayds McDowell is the new assistant in the
Post Office commencing duty Mon. morning.
Mr. and Mrs. Earle Crawford left Friday noon for
Marburg, Iowa for an over Sunday visit in the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Nims, Mr and Mrs J.W. Nims left
Monday for Selma, Ind. where they expect to spend several
weeks visiting relatives.
In Malvern Saturday at 2:00pm Mrs. Frank Higgins,
nee Miss Ella Follett, sister of C.M. Follett.
Funeral at the Baptist church Malvern Tuesday afternoon.
Quite a number of removals from house to house have
already occurred or will occur very soon.
Ben T. Agan will remove his family from east Vine
street to the Bradway-Chambers property five blocks
northeast of the square.
J.P. Lahr, telephone inspector has been appointed
manager of the telephone system at Villisca and he shipped
his household good to that place on Friday and has removed
his family there to live.
Mrs. Carlton Wheeler has removed to one of the Ivory
cottages north of the square and east of Vine street.
James C. Miller has removed from his home two blocks
west of the square to the home of Mr. Elkins, the father
of Mrs. Miller. This change is made on account of the
recent death of Mrs. Elkins.
Mr. C.S. Hoar removes from Locust street to the
property of J.C. Miller.
Burlington ticket agent Walter Rush removes from the
Van Pelt house to the C.M. Phipps property, and J.T. Jones
of Plain Price store removes from Ivory cottage No.2 to the
Van Pelt house vacated by Rush. Clay Buckingham removes to
one belonging to Dr. Plimpton and Geo. Edmonds moved into
Mrs. Carson Walker comes in from the country and has
moved into her new cottage on north Vine street.
As soon as canning season is over Mr. J.C. McGavren
who was here only temporarily will remove his family back
to Missouri Valley.
Mr. W.G. Pitsenberger and wife who were married last
Thursday will occupy the Dr. J.M. Donelan property on
North Walnut street.
The bungalow of W.H. Fickel on North Walnut St. is
nearing completion and may be ready for occupancy by Nov. 1st.
It will be a very convenient cottage with plenty of cellar
and basement room conveniently divided into sections and rooms
for fruit and vegetables. A furnace will be installed for
heating the six rooms, with bath room, pantry, closets, etc.
Dr. Plimpton reports the birth of daughter to Mr. and Mrs.
Earl Davis Sunday Oct 12.
Also a son to Mr. and Mrs. C.D. Anderson this morning Oct 13th.
Oct. 8 1864
Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Blodgett former residents of this city have
been stopping a few days in town with our esteemed fellow citizen,
Wm. H. Robinson.
Oct. 10 1868
We are gratified to announce to our readers that Dr. M. H. McCluskey,
the popular dentist has determined to locate his office permantly
in Glenwood, and will visit Plattsmouth the last week in each month.
Oct. 5 1878
On October 1st Mr. and Mrs. H.W. Tubbs of Emerson celebrated their
25th wedding anniversary.
Oct. 6 1883
The new postage law went in to effect last Monday.
Letters can now be sent to any part of the United States for 2 cents
for each half ounce.
On last Tuesday evening at the residence fo J.H. Doughty, his
daughter Helen was joined in marriage to Mr. R. Trumbell of
Anne Ryan anneryan(a)home.com
I have the obit for Ada Hamaker Weinbar.
The Malvern Leader 9 Dec. 1915
Death of Mrs. Ada Weinbar
Mrs. Fred MCFARLAND received the sad news this past week of the death of her
sister, Mrs. Ada Weinbar, at her home, in Campbell, Minn. She died Saturday,
November 27, and the funeral was held Wednesday, Dec 1. She is survived by
her husband and three children. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. george
Hamaker and was born in Mills county. She has many old time friends here who
sorrow over her demise.
Mrs. Fred McFarland was Minnie Hamaker, Ada's youngest sister.
One of Ada's children was JAMES RALPH WEINBAR born MAY 22, 1894. Died April
1, 1978. He was a WW1 vet. He is buried in the Hamaker Plot in Wood
Lake,Cherry Co., NE.
About 1906 George Hamaker sold the White Cloud Mill and moved to Nebraska
with his 3 younger sons. They began a hay and cattle ranch up there. The sons
returned to Iowa in the mid 1930s. George and his wife, Nancy Ann nee
McDowell, are buried in Wood Lake next to Ralph.
The Glenwood Opinion Thursday, September 18, 1913
Obituary --- Mrs. O. Elkins
Mrs. Harriet Elkins daughter of Henry and Anna M Garner
was born in Pottawattamie county the 5th day of April, 1856, and
departed this life the 13th day of Sept. 1913, being at the time of
her death 57 years, 5 months and 8 days. She leaves to mourn her
loss her husband, one daughter Mrs. James C. Miller of this city,
three grandchildren, seven sisters and four brothers, all of whom
were with her during her late sickness except two sisters one
being in Pennyslvania and one in Canada.
Mrs. Elkins moved to Harrison county with her parents in
1861 and was a successful teacher in the public schools of that
county for ten years.
She was united in marriage to Orin Elkins the 30th day of
January, 1880, and has resided in Glenwood for the last 21 years.
She united with the LDS Church Oct 18th 1874 and was a
faithful Christian woman until death.
All who knew her learned to love her. Short services were
held at the home Sunday afternoon, after which the body was taken
to Magnolia, Ia for interment.
Death --- Emma Vera Cross
The Emerson community was shocked Monday morning,
Sept. 15, to learn of the sudden death of Miss Emma Cross,
daughter of George Cross.
Miss Emma was never of robust health and died after a
short illness of less than a week of Infantile Paralysis with
She was born on the home farm, near Emerson, June 12, 1886.
The funeral was held at her home in Emerson, Tuesday afternoon,
Sept. 16, being conducted by Rev. W.A. Morgan, her pastor for
the last three years of her life.
She was laid to rest beneath beautiful flowers, mute
tokens of love from her many friends.
Her Christian character and fidelity of friendship might
well be emulated by all.
She leaves to mour her loss, a father, four sisters, the
one who was soon to be her husband and a host of friends.
>From the Opinion Files:
Sept. 19th 1868.
The furniture, for the the new Public school house has
arrived. The desks are of iron and are put up in a handsome
and substantial manner.
Anderson & Russell have just put up a new splendid sign
over their store. It was painted by Fitton and Clipson who
know just how to do such tricks.
Sept. 15th 1883.
The Tabor Union give the following Mills county students
enrolled at Tabor College, W.A. Colwell, Elsie Moulton,
Viva and Clyde Gillilland, Birdie Watkins, Carrie Gillilland,
Collier Hendrich, Allen Hock, Ella Tingley, Lulu De Lashmutt
and Emma and Jennie Williams.
Lightening struck the central telephone office here
last Wednesday evening and burned several telephones. The
damage was soon repaired.
Mrs. Clarence L. Miller and Miss Emma Minette were
married Thursday evening.
Mr. Shirley Gillilland left Friday to become a member
of the law class of the State University.
Sept. 17 1896.
T.Q. Records left Tuesday evening for his mothers home
near Monmouth, Ill., where he will be present at the family reunion.
The D.L. Heinsheimer Co. will fit up the room adjoining
their store on the east for a cloak salesroom.
The Glenwood Mill will be opened and operated beginning
Monday Sept 28 by J. Sherfey.
Sept. 12 1907.
Miss Sadie Black left this week for Quincy, Ill., where
she takes a position in one of the large dry goods stores.
Miss Black has been employed in the Heinsheimer store for the past
Anne Ryan anneryan(a)home.com
In the Malvern Cemetery is:
Winbar, Edward, d. 27 Dec 1876, 30y 3m 27d
next to him is:
Douglas, Elizabeth, wife of W. S. d. 23 Mar 1893, 50y 3m 24d
next to them are all the Maddens.
If you will check the witnesses at the marriage of Francis
Winebar in 1892 you will note that one of them is Elizabeth
Douglas. I am sure this is Elizabeth Madden Weinbar. Check out
marriages for her to a Douglas between 1876 and 1892.
Think you have made a connection here.
> Are Edward and Elizabeth Weinbar listed in the Malvern Cemetery book?
Cay, thank you. You have just identified what happened to Elizabeth Madden!
She was a daughter of Hezekiah and Mary Madden.
>From fiery Wyoming! they just pulled out all the volunteer firefighters and
have officially turned us over to the Feds - the military is moving in this
afternoon with C140's and water transports. They have evacuated a town
north of here (Thermopolis) the acreage tally at 10:30 a.m. was 83,000
>A search of the microfilm this morning revealed that both Francis
>F. Wienbar and James A. Winebar as listed in the Mills marriage
>records, state their father was Edward Weinbar (various
>spellings) and their mother Elizabeth MADDEN.
>At the marriage of Francis and Mary Robinson the witnesses were
>E. E. Robinson and Elizabeth Douglas
>At the marrige of James and Ada Hamaker the witnesses were Weldon
>Nims and Frank Winebar.
>I trust those who were interested already had the rest of the
>information from the Mills County pages.
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