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Santa Barbara ,California
WILSON, Annabel Abbott
died Sunday, July 18, 2004 around 10:30 a.m. She was born in Nebraska City,
Nebraska, in 1916, and married William Lewis Wilson in 1936. She and her
husband had been Santa Barbara residents since 1981. July 5 was the 70th
anniversary of their first date.
Annabel attended the University of Chicago and the University of Nebraska.
She dropped out of college to marry Bill, but continued her education during
their trips around the world. During the turbulent 1960s, she coordinated,
administered, and taught at a Pasadena center for minority children. She was a
free-lance writer and a poet. Some of her essays appeared on the op-ed pages of
the Los Angeles Times. Annabel also taught assertiveness training, and
greatly enjoyed showing other people how to be assertive. She had been politically
active for years, and fervently supported the Democratic Party. The day
before she died, she bought her daughter a T-shirt in support of John Kerry. When
she was 83, she adopted a tortoise shell cat, Chloe, whom she doted on.
Annabel will be remembered for her humor, her imagination, her ability to
tell a good story, her passion, her insightfulness, her energy, and her love for
her husband. Every year, on their anniversary, the couple wrote love poems
to each other.
On May 1, Bill and Annabel were ring bearers at the wedding of their
grandson, James Abbott Bowman, to Shirley Eiko Sanematsu.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Neuropathy Association,
to MoveOn.org, or to the DNC.
WILSON, William Lewis
died on Wednesday, July 28, 2004 around 10:30 p.m. Bill, a third-generation
banker, was born in Nebraska City, Nebraska, June 11, 1909. He brought his
family to California in 1947 and they resided in San Marino for 35 years prior
to moving to Santa Barbara. Before he retired in 1974, Bill was Director of
the West Coast Investment Division of an Eastern Insurance Corporation.
Bill attended Dartmouth College and Northwestern University. During World
War II, Bill had active duty aboard 5 carriers and served under 5 Admirals as a
Communications officer. He survived the Franklin Carrier CV13 disaster.
Bill had been extremely happy with his wife of 68 years, Annabel Abbott
Wilson, whom he survived by a mere ten days. In 1936, Bill took Annabel to the
South Seas and around the world on their 6 month honeymoon. The following year,
they spent some time above the Arctic Circle, saw the Scandinavian and Baltic
countries, and Leningrad. In Moscow, Bill and Annabel were arrested because
Bill photographed a woman's shoes; their ordeal made the front page of the
New York Times and was the lead editorial of the Chicago Tribune.
Once, Bill made Ripley's Believe it or Not when his pitch shot landed on the
back of a snake sunning on the green, which wiggled the ball into the cup on
the 10th hole. It was called a snake rather than a birdie.
Bill was active in several Adult Education courses at SBCC, but his main
interest was Abstract Painting, and his 70+ paintings filled their Riviera house
from top to bottom. He also had a great sense of humor, which sometimes broke
down when he was at war with his computer. Nevertheless, he sent e-mails
regularly, and his final one to his children was on July 8.
Bill loved life, was a world traveler, and an amazing man. He said that he
would leave his home feet first, and his wish was fulfilled. He was cremated,
and his ashes will be mingled with his wife's (and their cat's, in due time),
and their ashes will eventually be spread in the Pacific Ocean.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Adult Education
Department of SBCC, or to MoveOn.org, or the DNC.
A memorial service will be held for both Annabel and Bill the day after
This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list.
Surnames: Snokes, Sumner
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Plattsmouth Journal, Thursday, December 5, 1918
From Tuesday’s Daily
Henry SNOKE who has been in the city attending the meeting of the board of county commissioners, departed for his home at Eagle this afternoon.
From Monday’s Daily
Henry SNOKE of near Eagle was in the city this morning looking after some matters at the county seat.
Plattsmouth Journal, December 5-12 [exact date cut off-sorry], 1918
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF CASS COUNTY, NEBR.
In the matter of the application of Henry SNOKE, administrator, for license to sell real estate,
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE.
Now, on the 29th day of November, A.D. 1918, this cause came on for hearing upon the petition, under oath of Henry SNOKE, administrator of the estate of Elizabeth SUMNER, deceased, praying for license to sell the following described real estate of said Elizabeth Sumner, deceased: Lots Four (4), Five (5), and Six (6), in block Twenty Three (23)) of the Village of Eagle, Cass County, Nebraska, or a sufficient amount thereof to bring the sum of $433.00 for the payment of debts allowed against said estate, and allowances and costs of administration, for the reason that there is not a sufficient amount of personal property in the possession of said Henry Snoke, administrator, belonging to said estate, to pay said debts, allowances and costs.
It is therefore ordered that all persons interested in said estate appear before me at chambers in the city of Plattsmouth in said county, on the 14th day of January, A.D., 1919, at the hour of ten o’clock a.m. to show cause, if any there be, why a license should not be granted to said Henry Snoke, administrator, to sell so much of the above described real estate of said decedent as shall be necessary to pay said debts and expenses.
It is further ordered that a copy of this order be served upon all persons interested in said estate by causing the [looks like] sume to be published once, each week for four successive weeks in the Plattsmouth Journal, a newspaper published and printed in said county of Cass.
JAMES T. BEGLEY
Judge of the District Court
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Surnames: Stroemer, Rogge, Ehlers, Hellmer
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Plattsmouth Journal, Thursday, March 20, 1919
Obituary of J.H. STROEMER
J. Herman STROEMER was born at Nebraska City, Otoe county, Nebraska, on June 26, 1860 and passed away at his home in Alvo, Nebraska, on March 11, 1919, at the age of 58 years, 8 months and 15 days.
At the age of 16 he united with the Lutheran church. After completing his education in the year of 1879, he moved with his parents to Blue Springs, Gage county, Nebraska, where they took up claims. In 1889, he was united in marriage to Miss Gesine ROGGE. To this union were born two children.
In 1895, they located on a farm near Waterville, Kansas, residing there nine years and then locating at the present home, where he engaged in the lumber and grain business, and in 1910 became manager of the Alvo Telephone company.
Mr. Stroemer was a member of the Brotherhood of American Yeomen and the Knights of Pythias and was always greatly interested in any enterprise which meant progress for the community in which he lived.
His parents, three sisters and a like number of brothers preceded him in death.
There are left to mourn his loss two children, Alfred and Marie; two sisters, Mrs. Lena EHLERS, of Barnston, Nebraska and Mrs. Anna HELLMER, of Wymore, Nebraska, a brother, Ed STROEMER, residing at Alvo, Nebraska, and many friends who extend their sincerest sympathy to the bereaved family.
The funeral was held on Thursday afternoon, March 13, 1919, at 2:30 o’clock at the home, being conducted by Rev. C.E. CONNELL, pastor of the M.E. church. The pallbearers were members of the Knights of Pythias lodge, which held services at the grave, paying their last sad tributes to their departed member.
Interment was made in the Alvo cemetery.
Card of Thanks
We wish to thank our many friends and neighbors for their kindness and sympathy, also for the many flowers sent during the bereavement of our beloved husband, father and brother. – Mrs. J.H. Stroemer; Miss Marie Stroemer; Alfred Stroemer; Ed Stroemer
Local News [same date]
Mr. and Mrs. Ed STROEMER and family moved Monday into the Maurice CASHNER property, which was recently vacated by Mr. and Mrs. J.A. SHAFFER, they having resided there since September 5, 1905.
Fred WEAVER, of South Bend, and Mr. and Mrs. George P. FOREMAN and son, Judd WEAVER, of the U.S. navy, and daughter, Mrs. Eula LACKEY and sons of Minatare, Nebraska, autoed up from South Bend Thursday to attend the funeral of J.H. STROEMER.
Mr. and Mrs. J.A. SHAFFER and cousin, Benn [sic] WEAVER, were guests Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John CAMPBELL, at South Bend, where a dinner was given in honor of Judd Weaver, who was home on a furlough from New York, where he is in the U.S. Navy. He left Monday to report for duty, although he is expecting to be relieved in the near future.
I looked at this site and especially the cemetery at St. Joseph's near Paul.
We have been there and located the headstone of my husband's great
grandfather, Benedict Rotter, however it isn't on your list. The site is
toward the front close to the church. Benedict died in 1883. Please
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Looking for descendants of Christ and Anna (SCHWENGELS) NABER. Christ born
Nov 1847 in Germany, Anna born Nov 1858 in IL. had about 13 children. In
the 1910 Otoe Co. Census, Henry, Fred Rudolph and Tillie are listed. Chris
and Anna are found in the 1920 Otoe Co., Census. An obituary from Dec 1952
lists Fred Naber of Syracuse, NE. (SSI lists Fred Naber died June 1983,
Syracuse, NE ); Henry Naber of Cook, NE; & Mrs. Minnie Johns of Omaha, NE.
Would appreciate any help locating these cousins.
Washington Co., IL
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