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does anyone have any info on a Frank Ritter ...he lived in SD in 1924 I know because a manifest shows a relative of mine going to him in Parkston. thanks
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I need a marriage record lookup for one Wm C
Fowlkes/Foulks married 26 Oct 1856 Martha
Wm is in 1854 & 1856 Territorial census with
his first wife Mary Caroline Helvey who he
married in 1853 Atchison Co MO. She died
and is buried in the Fowlkes Family Cemetery
outside of NE City.
Have went into MO for copy of 2nd marriage
as was mentioned in the History of Otoe Co
NE with excerpts by Velda Ash Boehmer
Lehrman which mentions he married both in
MO but County Clerk only found the first
Thanks for your help out there with this as
it may be helpful in putting together this family
history and putting to rest a few misnomers.
The history also talks about WM being disowned by his father W.C. but
have a copy
of the Hickman Co KY will for Kenner Fowlkes
that tells he left his son by his first marriage
one William Cralle the sum of $5.00, Kenner
was married first to a Catheryn Baldwin and
2nd Lucy Johnson. So that puts to rest that
part of the family story as well as tells me that
Wm Cralle Fowlkes did Not marry Martha A.
FOUTS in Atchison Co MO but most probably
in Otoe Co either that or in Kearney, Co
although Kearney not founded until 1860 from
unorganized territory. Wm was said to have done a short stint at Fort
Kearney after mustering out at Fort Washita down near OK/TX border in
I've "rescued" an old autograph album which appears to have belonged to
Sherman or John S. MERACLE. The album includes entries from about 1883 to
1892 including family members belonging to the ORRISON and STRINE Families.
Based on limited research I was able to gather some information regarding
the family and have included that information below along with the lists of
entries in the album:
Autograph Book belonging to:
Also identified as - "John S." and "Shermy"
. Evan ORRISON, Unadilla, NE, 6 Oct 1884 "Cousin"
Evan Henrietta ORRISON b. 16 Oct 1872 in MD to parents Logan ORRISON (b. 6
Oct 1842 in Martinsburg, WV) and Sarah Matillida STRINE (b. 7 Jun 1852 in
St. Thomas, PA). Evan married Lincoln David RINK (b. Washington DC) on 7
Dec 1893 in Selma, CA and together they had three children including,
Dorothy; Elburta Orrisa; and Lincoln David RINK Jr. Evan died in Selma, CA
on 21 Dec 1936.
Census records provide the following:
1880 census of Russell, NE:
Logan ORRISON, age 36, born MD, a Farmer, parents born VA
Sarah U. ORRISON, wife, age 27, born PA, Keeping House, parents born PA
Evan ORRISON, dau, age 7, born NE
Edward ORRISON, son, age 4, born NE
Ella ORRISON, dau, age 1, born NE
. D. L. STRINE, 24 Apr 1886 "Cousin"
. Will R. STRINE, Unadilla, NE, 10 Jun 1883
William Rankin STRINE b. Dec 1853 to parents Jacob STRINE (b. 1817) and
1880 census of Nebraska City, NE:
William STRINE, age 27, born PA, a Retail Grocer, parents born PA
Hattie STRINE, wife, age 23, born VA, Keeping House, parents born VA
Emma STRINE, sister, age 21, born PA, parents born PA
1900 census of Lincoln, NE:
William R. STRINE, age 45, born Aug 1854, married 20 years, born PA, parents
born PA, a Real Estate Agent
Harriet B. STRINE, wife, age 44, born Apr 1856, married 20 years, 1 child/1
living, born VA, parents born VA
Roy STRINE, son, age 4, born Spet 1895, born NE
1910 census of Lincoln, NE:
William R. STRINE, age 54, married 30 years, born PA, parents born PA, a
Real Estate & Insurance Agent
Harriet STRINE, wife, age 55, married 30 years, no children, born VA,
parents born VA
Roy STRINE, adopted son, age 14, born NE
1920 census of Lincoln, NE:
William R. STRINE, age 65, born PA, parents born PA, a Fire Insurance Agent
Harriet STRINE, wife, age 59, born VA, parents born VA
Roy G. STRINE, son, age 25, born NE, a Brewer
Sarah STRINE, dau-in-law, age 26, born NE, parents born Denmark
. G. W. STRINE of Fresno, CA, at Unadilla, NE, 28 Jan 1884
. G. R. HUMPHREY, Unadilla, NE, 20 Feb 1884
. Fred M. EMBREE, Unadilla, NE, 28 Feb 1884
. Cora FOWLER, Unadilla, NE, 2 Jan 1884
. Erwin H. BAKER, Unadilla, NE, 2 Jan 1884 "Sunday School Teacher"
. Nellie FOWLER, 1 Jan 1884
. Rev. S. P. WALKER, San Jose, CA, 6 Jan 1887
. Alfred C. ABSHIRE, San Jose, CA
. J. W. GRAHAM, San Jose, 28 Aug 1886
. Susie RUCKER, CCC Fresno, 5 Jun 1885
. Grace MARSHALL, W. I. Colony, 22 Apr 1885
. Jennie CHURCHILL, San Jose, 20 Aug 1887
. Archer KINCAID, University Pacific, 13 May 1888
. Arthur BIGGERS of Navarro Ridge, CA, at San Jose, 22 May 1888
. J. STRATTON, Fresno, 1 Jun 1885
. I. G. HUGHSON, 1892 "The World's Fair & Boston"
. Lucy CHURCHILL, San Jose, 23 May 1887
. Dora GROESBECK, 20 Feb 1884
. Hattie MCLERAN
. Katie STALEY
I am hoping to be able to return the album to a member of this family. If
you are a member of the family, or you know someone who might be, please
I've "rescued" an old photograph of Ester JACKSON which was taken at the
Hummer Studio in Leon, Iowa. The photograph appears to have been taken in
the 1880's or 1890's with Ester likely in her teens at the time it was
taken. Another surname appears on the back of the photograph however due to
some sticker damage on the back only a portion of the name, specifically
Based on limited research I was able to gather the following information
regarding the family:
Esther Snow JACKSON b. 23 Aug 1878 in Leon, IA to parents William Carlyle
JACKSON and Elizabeth BEAL. Esther married Edward Reed PATCH (b. 28 Jun
1875 in Nebraska City, NE) on 11 Apr 1903 in San Francisco, CA. Together
they had at least one child, a son, Joel Van PATCH b. 16 October 1909 in
Lakeview, OR. Esther died on 14 Jul 1950 in Chico, CA.
Census records provide the following information:
1880 census of Leon, IA:
Elizabeth R. JACKSON, age 37, a widow, born IN, Keeping House, parents born
Ella G. JACKSON, dau, age 16, born IA, at Home, parents born IN
Mary E. JACKSON, dau, age 14, born IA, parents born IN
Lewis B. JACKSON, son, age 4, born IA, parents born IN
Esther JACKSON, dau, age 1, born IA, parents born IN
Henry M. HOFFMAN, nephew, age 17, born IN, a Farmer, parents born OH
1900 census of Leon, IA:
Elizabeth R. JACKSON, age 57, born Nov 1842, a widow, 8 children/3 living,
born IN, parents born PA/VA
Lewis B. JACKSON, son, age 24, born Oct 1875, born IA, parents born IN, a
Esther JACKSON, dau, age 21, born Aug 1878, born IA, parents born IN, a
I am hoping to locate someone from the family so that this wonderful old
photograph can be returned to the care of family. If you are a member of
this family, or you know someone who might be, please contact me.
Does anyone know where the album of pictures
is that was put together by the Old Settlers Assoc in Otoe Co NE? Was
reading a part of
the history of Otoe Co mentioned that the
Secretary at the 26 Dec 1867 meeting was
instructed to purchase a suitable album for
retaining photos of all members past and
Could be a photo of my Wm Cralle Fowlkes,
one of the earliest settlers in that area prior to
NE becoming a state, he was there in about
1847-8 after coming out of the Mexican-American War. Was in the
Territorial Census pages. Also found him in
1860 under Fawlks, in the 1870 and then in
1880 Martha A (Fouts) Fowlkes was a widow.
Can anyone tell me where I might find this
album although it is probably in storage since
the Historical Society is undergoing renovations.
OK it is said in this history of Otoe Co NE
in writings for said history by one Valda Ash
Boehmer Lehrman that Wm Crawley Fowlkes
was 40 years old in 1860 and was a Native of
Says that his father W.C. was a wealthy
plantation owner in Hickman, KY (Hickman Co)?
Was thought that my William Crawley Fowlkes
who m/1 Mary Caroline Helvey, then m/2 Martha Ann Fouts was the son of
and Catheryn (Baldwin) Fowlkes. Who was W.C. Fowlkes??? was he a son of
"Quality" Bill Fowlkes?
Can anyone enlighten me as to this? Was said
he was disinherited and went into MO where
he served as a Dr. in the Mexican-American War.
Help please and thanks.
My Dr Wm Cralle Fowlkes born abt 1821 VA
then went into MO where he went into the
Mexican-American War. Then he married
Caroline (Helvey) after migrating to the then
Territory of NE where he lived on preempted
land. Then she died 1856 then married (?)
Martha Fouts, cousin of Caroline.
Have not located a marriage record for Wm
and Martha under Foulks/Foulkes/Fawlks/
Wm & Marthas' first child born 1860. Have
checked into Fremont Co IA, MO, Cass Co
NE, Nemaha Co, waiting on responses from
Lancaster Co Gage Co, Johnson Co.
Can anyone give me pointers as to where I
can check next.
Dr. Fowlkes was in the 1854, 1856 Territorial
Census, 1860 with Martha, Willie P., Julie although the last name
1870 Four Mile, Otoe Co Wm C., M A, W P,
J J, E C., L N, I C, M M.
1880 Martha was widow age 37 born IN
children Edward H, Lucy, Julius, Marcellus,
Mary Etta, Fannie H., Ida B., & Jennie E.