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(from Dennis Nicklaus)

Tunstal Quarles (or TQ) Matthews is probably the most interesting person I have encountered in assembling my family history. We have been fortunate to piece together much of his life through various writings. The starting point for a lot of what we know about the Matthews family is a letter that TQ Matthews wrote to his daughter Ruth listing several of his aunts, uncles, places of residence, how his first wife died, and other details. This letter was handed down through Ruth's granddaughter Ida Scott (daughter of Avesta).

TQ was apparently named after Tunstal Quarles, a leading citizen of early Pulaski County, Kentucky. Quarles was an officer in the war of 1812, founded the first bank, etc.

TQ Matthews moved with his family from Pulaski County to Ross County, Ohio, in about 1815 and then on to Fayette County, Indiana, where Jane Chlo's family already lived. About three years after marriage, TQ and Jane Chlo moved to Shelby County where they assisted in organizing the Church of Christ Brandywine and TQ was chosen one of the Deacons.

Records of the Little Flat Rock Church in Fayette Co. confirm TQ's recollections in his letter. The church records show TQ joined the church on May 22, 1830 and that he left that parish September 24, 1832 (which would be when they moved to Shelby Co.) The same records show John P. Thompson was the founder of that church April 16, 1830.

After Jane Chlo's death, TQ remarried and then moved to South English, Iowa in about 1853 and finally to Sterling, Nebraska in 1871.

We know even more about TQ from the book

A Ram in the Thicket'' which was written by TQ's grandson, Frank Robertson, who never met TQ and would have only known him through stories from TQ's daughter Mary.

According to a photo described (but not shown) in

A Ram in the Thicket'', TQ was tall and thin with a kindly benevolent face. He had a long flowing white beard and a clean-shaven upper lip. This book further describes him as a man of peace, but with the courage of his convictions. He belonged to the sons of temperance.

For many years, he had helped slaves escape to Canada over the underground railroad, because of his hatred of slavery.

On one occasion during the Civil War a large body of Southern sympathizers called

copperheads,'' led by a man named Tally, invaded South English. As they paraded up the street three wagons abreast, Tally, a gun in one hand and a knife in the other, shouted,

Cowards! Cowards!'' The Union men rushed to a blacksmith shop where their guns were stored and a battle seemed imminent. Grandfather Matthews walked out unarmed between the two factions urging them to avoid trouble. As he turned his back on the copperheads to address his own people he heard a shot fired by Tally, then another fired by a disabled Union soldier, and Tally fell dead. The copperheads fled and the battle was over, but Grandfather had risked his life trying to prevent bloodshed.

There are more details about this Copperheads incident in the South English Bicentennial history, but it doesn't mention TQ's role.

South English wasn't yet a town when TQ moved to Iowa. It was just the name of a post office located in a farm house west of the present village. The town was platted in 1855. At the time, there were only buildings there: a general store run by a man name Post, and a tavern run by Hugh Rodman. A school house was built in South English in 1855. T.Q. preached there once a month, the Baptists, Methodists and Dunkards using the house the other Sundays. A union Sunday School was started in which he was prominent as leader and teacher, and where he made his influence felt to such an extent that a Christian church was established. T.Q. Matthews had a great influence on the community and helped transform it into a very moral and christian neighborhood.

This town history and some further description of T.Q. Matthews comes from H. H. Seerley, who grew up around South English and later became president of Iowa State Teachers' College (now UNI). T.Q. had a large influence on Mr. Seerley and encourraged him to go to college. Mr. Seerley remembers, "One half-mile east of the new village of South English there was a large farm house built of logs, with an old-fashioned brick fireplace at each end, large enough to burn cordwood. This dwelling consisted of two large rooms and on this account became the center of all activities of this pioneer community. The proprietor was a man past middle age whose name was Moses Hall. He was a generous, Christian man and welcomed the people who asassembled there each week for mid-week prayer meetings, Sunday School and preaching services. It was here that I first learned to know T.Q. Matthews, who was the volunteer pastor of this flock of Christians, made up of all kinds of denominations. He was active in the service and was the central figure in organized Christianity in that community. He was a man a little past middle age, was independent in his thinking, liberal in his views and decided in his standards. The men and women he met from Sunday to Sunday were all God-fearing people and they cooperated with him in a very cordial manner. There was an organization of those who were members of the Christian church, but all others were accorded a consideration that made them recognize the effort and organization as a community affair."

"T.Q. Matthews has a pleasing personality; he was a didactic, inspirational preacher of the Gospel and felt his true responsibility as a servant of his master. He was of medium stature, very spare in flesh, nervous in temperment and methodical in management. His sermons were simple enough for as a child to understand, yet they were of a progressive kind and character that appealed to the conscience and the intelligence of the conscience of the congregation."

"So far as I know, T.Q. Matthews received no remuneration as a pastor of this early congregation, as the people were all beginners in occupation and had very little incomes. He farmed on a small scale, followed the trade of a shoemaker and made boots for the men and boys of the community, having quite a fine patronage for that early day. He was justice of the peace, post-master and general legal adviser and servant of all the people, drafting their legal papers, such as deeds, mortgages and contracts as the business needs of the community required. He was trusted, appreciated and honored by everybody, because he believed in doing nobly and ably every duty that came as an opportunity."

The above article was written after its author was inspired to find out more about TQ from a speech Seerley gave Dec 5. 1920 at the dedication of the Christian Church in Cedar Falls. The speech was described in the "Christian Standard".

Here are some other passages from the speech description: "...Mathews was not only a good preacher, but that he was a man deeply interested in humanity, and greatly encouraged the youth publicly and privately to noble and lofty ideals. He was greatly beloved by the people, and, without financial compensation, he constantly and faithfully served the community. Seerley said he, could not speak too highly of the great and good influence this man of God had upon the life of the people, andthough long ago dead, he yet lives in the lives of others."

This same Homer (H.H.) Seerley wrote a letter which was published in a South English Bicentennial book in 1976. It contained much the same sentiments about TQ.

TQ was appointed as the seventh postmaster of South English on Sept. 23, 1863.

In 1861

T. Q. Mathes, South English'' was recorded as one of the preachers at the state convention of the Disciples of Christ church.

Trudy (Morrison) Heiman said that Ida (Scott) Medlin could remember her dad (Avesta Scott) having a picture of TQ's blacksmith shop which doubled as a church on Sunday.

As a minister in the Christian Church, there are a few mentions of TQ in early Church publications. These include

- A January, 1839 letter to the "Millennial Harbinger signed by T.Q. Matthews, Wm. Slaughter, Adonijah Morgan, and others, dated Nov. 22, 1838 from Brandywine, Shelby County, Indiana. This letter is a notification that one Dr. Spencer K. Milton has left town owing several hundred dollars and a horse, and abandoned his wife. The letter says,

we believe him to be a common liar, hypocrite, and impostor,'' and that they want his real character to be known to the public. In a letter published in the August, 1839 (p. 283) issue of the same publication, TQ writes again about this Spencer Milton to give a physical description of Milton since he has suppposedly changed his name. The reply by editor Alexander Campbell states that Spencer Milton is a

disguised Universalist'' who started some

Universalian controversy.''

- The Sept. 1839 "Millennial Harbinger" (p. 431) contains a

Query from T. J. Matthews'' (who I'm sure is T.Q. Matthews) as follows:

Should a brother be retained in the church who keeps a tippling house, or deals in ardent spirits?''

- In the "Christian Record" of June 1845 in an article titled Notes on a tour to Eastern Indiana the author mentions meeting

T.Q. Mathews of
Pleasant View''' at a Church meeting where the author lectured, on

Blue River, five miles southwest of Shelbyville'' March 26, 1845.

- The "Christian Record" of May 1855 which mentions TQ and the S. English congregation:
Keokuck Co., Iowa, March 19, 1855:
"Brother Mathes:/footnote{All the letters in the publication were addressed to Brother Mathes} We wish to inform you and the brotherhood, that we have a small congregation here, (South English,) numbering 24 members. We meet as often as we can to break the loaf, and are trying to live as becometh Christ's children. We organized about 11 months ago, with ten members, and under rather unfavorable circumstances. We have the labors of brother T.Q. Matthews, and would be glad if our brethren moving to Iowa would look at our Prairie, and if pleased, settle among us. We have good soil, and other advantages. J. Cain."

- The "Christian Record" of June 1855 has a letter from TQ talking about their new congregation as follows:
"South English, Iowa, May 10, 1855.
Brother Mathes:
The Church of Christ here numbers 23 and was organized Feb. 1854. Thirteen of the number formerly belonged to the Christian Church eight to the Free-Will Baptists, and we have immersed five. Brethren John Cain, and W. Harding, are our Deacons, and T. Q. Matthews, Elder. We are living in peace and love. It may be truly said here,

The harvest is great, and the laborers are few.''
Yours truly,
T. Q. Matthews"

- The "Christian Record" of March 1856 contains a letter from TQ dated South English, Iowa, March 4, 1856 telling of the death of a parish member Sarah E. Harding, wife of Wm. Harding.

- A history of early Christian Churches has a paragraph about the "Sterling, NE parish: Sterling, NE -- The first to preach the plea of the disciples of Christ for the restoration of the Apostolic church, in doctrine, life and fruits, at Sterling in Johnson County was T. Q. Matthews, who came from Iowa in 1871 and settled in that community. The next year in June, Mr. Barrows held a meeting and organized a church with T. Q. Matthews as elder and T. C. Lee as deacon. Mr. Matthews continued to preach every two weeks thereafter for some time."

The above correspondence firmly establishes the date when the S. English Christian Church was organized. The 1880 Keokuk Co. history said it was organized in 1856, with T.Q. Matthews as pastor and that the church building was erected in 1875.

In his will, T.Q. Matthews left half of his estate to his wife and half to his daughter Mary, who still lived with him at the time. According to his Johnson County estate papers, he still had his shoemakers tools, which were sold for $7.00 as part of his estate.

In 1996, Shirley (Anderson) Reed looked through the Fayette and Shelby county land records and found the following entries for TQ Matthews and his wives. (The following abbreviations are used here: S=Section, T=Township, R=Range, Q = Quarter.)

-Tunstal Matthews E. half SE Q. S 34, T 14, R 6E, 80 acres, 12-12-1831. This is in the very SE corner of Moral Twp.
- TQ Matthews recorded a mortgage to school comm. 12-29-1834. part of E. half of SE Q, S 10, T 13N, R6E Book E, pp 173-174 Brandywine Twp.
- TQ Matthews bought for $300 on 9-20-1836, Book F, page 620. 80 acres: W half NW Q, S 26, T 14, R 6E in Van Buren Twp. 40 acres: NE Q of NE Q, S 27, T 14, R 6E in Moral Twp. 40 acres: SE Q of NE Q, S 27, T 14, R 6E in Moral Twp.
- Harriet Stone bought 40 acres on 2-23-1836 in Hanover Twp., SE Q of SE Q, S 9, T 14, R 8, page 80.
- TQ and Jane Chloe Matthews sold for $237.50 on 10-13-1836 E. half NE Q, S 27, T 14, R6E. Book G, p. 401, Moral Twp.
- TQ Matthews bought from Adonijah Morgan for $250 on 10-13-1836 South Half of W. half of SW Q, S 9, T 13, R 6E, 40 acres Brandywine Twp. Book F, p. 619
- TQ Matthews sold for $237.50 on 1-19-1838 Book H, pages 386-7 W. half NW Q, S 26, T 14, R 6e, 80 acres, Van Buren Twp.
- TQ and Harriet Matthews recorded a mortgage to the school comm. on 9-6-1839. SE Q of SW Q, S 17, T 14, R 8 E 40 acres. Book I, p. 90, Hanover Twp.
- TQ Matthews sold for $262.50 on 11-21-1839, Book I, page 590 S half of W half of SW Q, S 9, T 13, R 6E, 40 acres, Brandywine Twp
- Adonijah Morgan bought from TQ Matthews for $150 on 1-19-1838 20 acres, part of E half SE Q, S 10, T 13, R 6 E in Brandywine Twp. Book H, p. 28.
- TQ Matthews sold for $350 on 2-6-1856, Book AA, p. 475, NE Q of SE Q, S 2, T 14 N, R 5E, 40 acres in Moral Twp.

TQ was issued a patent from the US Land Office in Indianapolis on 2 Sept. 1833 for the E. half of SE Q, Sect. 34, T 14N, R6E, 80 acres, in Shelby Co., Indiana You can find an image of this land patent on the WWW at % % That matches the 1831 land record found for TQ also.

Harriet Stone's family mostly lived in Hanover Township, so it looks like TQ may have moved to that part of the county when he married her.

From these transactions, we can see that TQ must have been primarily a farmer for his living in Indiana. This is in contrast to Keokuk County, Iowa, where he only owned 8 acres of land, as far as we know. So he may have depended more on his other trades such as shoemaking and blacksmithing in Iowa. Of course, he may have rented other farm land in Iowa, too. TQ's land in Keokuk County was in English River Township as follows:

"commencing at the S W corner of the S W 1/4 of the N E 1/4 quarter of Section Twenty three (23) in Township Seventy Seven, 77, North of Range Eleven (11) West and run North thirty five (35) rods and nine (9) links, then East thirty six (36) and five links, then South thirty (35) Rods and five links thence West thirty Six (36) rods and five links containing eight acres "

The courthouse record is sort of unclear, but apparently TQ acquired this land August 8, 1862, after he had already been living in Iowa for several years.

According to a newspaper index in Johnson Co., Nebraska, TQ bought the W one-half of the NW quarter of Section 36 and the NE quarter of the NE quarter of Section 36, Sterling township, in Johnson Co. That makes 120 acres.


Footprints'' family history WWW site is also maintaining an online research center on TQ Matthews % to act as a central gathering point for family researchers, documentation, etc.
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Census: 1830, Fayette Co.,Indiana
Census: 1840, Hanover Twp,Shelby Co.,Indiana
Census: 1850, Moral Twp, Shelby Co., Indiana
Census: 1860, English River Twp, Keokuk Co.,Iowa 
Matthews, Tunstal Quarles (I1704)


Josephine Elizabeth Schafer Trued passed away in New York on Sunday, July 17, 2011.

She was born to William and Minnie Schafer at their farmhouse in Perry, Kansas, on March 16, 1924.

She graduated from Perry High School in 1941, and entered the nursing program at KU.

She left the program to marry 1st Lt. Marine Air Corps Merlyn Trued in 1944. She supported his education through graduate school, and through his long career as an international economist which included his being appointed Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury by President Kennedy.

She and her husband had two children, Micheal Trued (Alice) of Lorton,VA, and Sally Trued (Nicholas Shorter), of Hastings-on-Hudson, NY.

She leaves behind many beloved relatives including seven grandchildren and her sisters-in-law Oleta Schafer, Gladys Schafer, Betty Atwell, and Thelda Schafer.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Bill, Truman, John, Eugene, and Bob.

She returned for the Schafer annual family reunion in Perry whenever she could and never lost her love of that area and its history as well as maintaining a strong sense of the importance of family.

A small, private memorial service will be held on August 14, 2011, at Cape May Point, New Jersey. Interment will take place in October 2011 (TBA) at the Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. 
Schafer, Josephine Elizabeth (I0738)



MERIDIAN - Ruth Records Brodd, 71, of Meridian, died this morning in a Boise hospital. Services are pending at Robinson Chapel of the Chimes, Meridian.



MERIDIAN - Services for Ruth T. Brodd, .71, of Boise, formerly of Meridian, who died Wednesday morning at a Boise hospital will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Robinson Chapel of the Chimes, Meridian, by the Rev. Richard Simpson and Canonb Stelling.
Interment will be at Meridian Cemetery.
She was born on Aug. 19, 1903, in Red Oak, Iowa. She came to Idaho with her family in 1908 and they settled in the Meridian area. She married Gerald Records on Nov. 27, 1922, in Meridian. He died in 1951 and she married Virgil Brodd on Feb., 1954, in Boise. The couple lived in Holland for six months and then returned to Boise, where they had since resided.
She was a member of St. Michael's Cathedral, Boise; of the Iris Temple. Daughters of the Nile; and of the Meridian Order of Eastern Star, No. 62, where she was a past matron.
Surviving are her husband of Boise; two sons, Stanley Records and Kenneth Records, both of Meridian; a daughter, Wilma Ellensohn, Meridian; two stepdaughters, Marilyn Gray, LeMesa, Calif., and Carla Powell, Paradise, Calif.; a sister, Dorothyybach, Santa Cruz, Calif.; 13 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Elks Rehabilitation Hospital opr the Mountain States Tumor Institute or flowers may be sent.

* Should be Ruth R Brodd 
Trabert, Ruth Helene (I0150)


Entered the service April 19, 1917, and served with 123rd F. A., 33rd Division. He is the son of Mrs. Matilda Trued of Ceresco, Neb.



Topeka, April 17 --(AP) - Gov. Andrew Schoeppel has reappointed Martin F. Trued, Tribune, to the Kansas physicians' service to a term expiring May 1, 1948.



Topeka (UP) - Gov. Edward P. Arn has appointed Dr. Carroll G. Arneit of Belleville, to the state board of chiropractic examiners for a term ending May 10, 1055. Arneit succeeds Dr. A. R. Colburn of Lawrence.
The governor also announced appointment of Martn F. Trued of Topeka to the Kansas Blue Cross-Blue Shield board of directors for a term expiring May 1, 1954.


MARTIN: Reared on the farm in Nebr., and did his share of heavy work. (He did not do the writer 
Trued, Martin Ferdinand (I0378)

Order Book, Vol A, 1829-1843; Order Book, Vol B, 1843-1950; Order Book, Vol C, 1850-1852

p. 227 (Image 163)

Tuesday May 12, 1840
On application, Nathaniel Williams and Stephen Coleman were appointed administrators of the Estate of Isaac S. Patton late of Cass County dec'd and Bond with approved vicinity having been filed and having taken the oath required by law. It is ordered that the appointment be and it is hereby confirmed

p. 242 (Image 171)

August 10, 1840
In the matter of the estate of Isaac S. Patton dec'd. Now at this time comes Larsella Dillon and produced an account against said estate for seven 75/100 dollars which after satisfactory proof is allowed of ordered to be filed.

p. 295 (Image 197)

February 1841
In the matter of the estate of Isaac S. Patton dec'd. Now at this time comes the following persons and produced notes and accounts against said estate to wit: [amounts omitted from his transcription]
Nancy J. Watson for the use of John T. Wilson
John S. Kelsey for the use of Laws Borrger
David ??
William G. Vandoren
Lewis Borryer
William Weeks
William Hansey

P. 299 (Image 199)
February 1841
In the matter of the estate of Isaac S. Patton dec'd. Comes now John Green and produces a note against said estate for the sum of five 25/100 dollars as also Fifty three cents interest making in all five 78/100 dollars which is allowed and ordered to be filed.

P. 300 (Image 200)
February 10, 1841
In the matter of the estate of Isaac S. Patton dec'd. Comes now Hanna McCleery and .. and produced an account against said estate for the same of forty five dollars and thirty two cents whereto after satisfactory proof the same is allowed.

P. 312 (Image 206)
May 1841
Another claim - M. Ferguhan (?)

P. 319 (Image 209)
More claims - Lewis Bruyer - transcript of a judgment, David Miller

P. 341 (Image 220)
Another claim John Green

p. 378 (Image 239)
Nathaniel Willams and Stephen Clemond, Administrators of the Estate of Isaac S. Patton. Application to sell estate vs. Vincent Patton and others heirs of the said Isaac S. Patton deceased.

Now at this time comes the said Williams and Clemons as administrators aforesaid and file in Court their petitions suggesting the insufficiency of personal affects of the said descendant Isaac S. Patton, to the debts of said Estate and praying the sale of real estate for the purpose of paying said debts and suggesting the now residence of Harriet Cooper, formerly Harriet Patton and Jacob Cooper her husband and Peter Patton, legal heirs of the said decedent Isaac S. Patton. It is therefefore ordered by the court that notice be given to said now-resident heirs of the pending of this application to sell real estate by publication in the Logansport Telegraph three successive weeks and that legal notice be given to Vincent Patton, Abraham Patton, Jane Chiderton, formerly Jane Patton, and Erasmus Chiderton her husband, Sarah Ann Williams, formerly Sarah Ann Patton and John Williams her husband, Emily Dill formerly Emily Patton and Peter Dill her husband, Arthur Patton, Samuel Patton and Henry Patton, heirs of the said Isaac S. Patton, deceased of the pending of this petition.

p. 379 (Image 239) - another claim

Patton, Isaac Southard (I7175)
15 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I0585)
According to oral family history, Will rode his bicycle from the home farm to Carbon, Wyoming. While in Carbon, he met and married Clara.



William Pearson died at his home two miles northwest of Ceresco, Thursday evening, June 24th, after an extended illness, death resulting from a cancer. He was born at Swedeburg, Nebr., on June 20, 1877, being 43 years and 4 days of age. He waonfirmed in the Lutheran Church on April 7, 1907, where he has been a faithful worker, first being connected with the Swedeburg church and later transferring his membership to the Immanuel church here in Ceresco. On October 22, 1901, he was marrrried to Clara Elizabeth Brodd at Laramie, Wyo., and this union has been blessed with four children - Elmer, Herman, Edna and Irvin, who together with their mother are left to sadly mourn the loss of a kind and loving husband and father, yet theey "sorrow not as they have no hope." "So, if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also that are fallen asleep in Jesus will God bring with Him." Two sisters and three brothers were also at his bedside when death came. Numerous other relatives and friends will feel keenly the loss of one whom they loved and respected for his many sterling qualities of character. The Grace of God in Christ is able to truly comfort all who permit the Holy Spirit to comfort them. Our prayer is that this comfort may richly abide with all.


We wish to express our sincere and heartfelt thanks for all the sympathy shown and help rendered us during the sickness and following the death of our beloved husband and father. We also wish to thank those who sent the beautiful floral piece
Mrs. P. W. Pearson and children



We wish to express our sincere and heartfelt thanks for all the sympathy shown and help rendered us during the sickness and death of our beloved husband and father. We wish to thank for the beautiful floral offerings. -- Mrs. P. W. Pearson anamily 
Pearson, Peter William "Will" (I0783)
Alida and her mother Johanna lived together in a small home in Weston, Nebraska until Johanna died in 1913. "Aunt Lydie" was a Practical Nurse. She lived for a while in Weldon, Colorado. Her first husband was killed in a car accident. Her sed husband was a railroad section hand, and later a ranch foreman. They lived on a ranch in a log cabin near Encampment, Wyoming for several years.
Alida suffered for many years with crippling arthritis, and spent at least the last 12 years of her life in bed. She had no children in either marriage. She has a lifelong friend still living in Wahoo, Nebraska. I visited with her (Mrs. GeorgEmma) Mares) about Alida. 
Pearson, Agda Alida (Lydie) (I0788)
C. O. inherited the farm his father (Christian) had purchased in Stocking, Precinct. C. O. is remembered as a wonderful man. He was friendly, ambitious, a good worker and a good mechanic. He was the Engineer for a threshing gang. He also sanell.

Carl Oscar Pearson was born in Chapman precinct near Weston on his parents' farm. He attended public schools until he was 17 or 18 years old. He then worked full time with his father on the farm. When he was 25, he began farming on his own.a Marie Olive Ekdahl was born in Mariposa precinct near Weston. She attended local public schools. After they were married, Oscar and Milsa moved to a farm one mile west of Weston. While living there, Milsa gave birth to a daughter who died shorortly after birth. Their son Malvin was also born at that farm. In 1908, after the death of Oscar's father, they moved to the 160 acre farm in Stocking precinct which Oscar inherited. Their other three children were born there. Oscar was left the farm debt free by his father, but his sister Lida, who exerted considerable influence over their mother, had a $3,000 lien put on the farm. Oscar mortgaged the farm to pay the lien.
By the time World War I began, most of the Swedish colony in the area were second and third generation Americans. The use of the Swedish language was decreasing. In Oscar's and Milsa's situation, they learned Swedish from their parents. Theirialects were different and Oscar found Milsa's dialect amusing. Consequently, she would not speak Swedish to him, although she spoke in Swedish to her grandparents, John and Christina Frostrom. Also, Swedish had been the language used in the area churches formed by Swedes in the last half of the 19th century. During World War I, non-Swedish members of the community objected to Swedish being spoken at these churches. They claimed that the language being used was either German or so similar to German that speaking it was unpatriotic. Due to this pressure, congregations stopped speaking Swedish in the area churches.
Oscar remained farming his entire life. He was friendly, ambitious, a good worker, and a good mechanic. After he died, Milsa moved with her son Lloyd, a bachelor, to a house in Wahoo. After Lloyd died, Milsa continued to live in the house ul 1971 when she moved to a rest home in Wahoo. The home farm was acquired by Norman.

Oscar Pearson, a son of Christian Pearson, was born in Chapman precinct, July 12, 1879, and attended the common schools until he was seventeen or eighteen years of age. He then devoted his entire time to assisting his father with the farm wk, so continuing until he was twenty-five years old. At that time he began farming on his own account and after keeping his bachelor's hall for a year he was married. He removed with his bride to a farm one mile east of Weston, where they resideed for three years, after which he took up his residence upon his father's farm in Stocking precinct. He has since remained upon that place, which comprises one hundred and sixty acres of excellent land and is well improved. He carries on generaal farming and receives a good income from his labors. He married Miss Milsa Ekdahl, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. August O. Ekdahl, the former of whom is deceased, while the later lives in Weston. To this union have been born three children; Malvin and Mildred, both attending school in Swedeburg; and Lloyd, and infant.
Mr. Pearson is independent in politics, voting for the man rather than the party. He is industrious and displays sound judgment in the management of his affairs, and the success which he has gained is well deserved.



The whole community around Swedeburg was saddened Thursday, last, when the news spread of the passing of Mr. C.O. Pearson, after a few hours severe illness.
Mr. Pearson was born at Weston on July 12, 1879, and was married to Milsa Ekdahl, also of Weston. This union was blessed with four children.
Mr. and Mrs. Pearson moved to the Swedeburg community in 1908, and have resided there ever since, being very industrious farmers. They have for many years been active members in the Swedeburg Lutheran Church, in which he has served faithfulls treasurer and Board Member.
Oscar Pearson passed away October 29, 1942 at the age of sixty-three years, three months, and seventeen days. Mourning him are his widow and four children; Mrs. Mildred (Linus) Erickson, Malvin, Lloyd and Norman Pearson all of Swedeburg. Alsowo grandchildren. There is one brother, Ernest Pearson, of Waverly, Nebr.; and two sisters, Mrs. David Peterson, Plainville, Michigan, and Mrs. Dick Parr, of Encampment, Wyo. Also, a large host of friends.
Funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. from the home, and at 2:30 at the Lutheran Church, at which the pastor, Rev. Elmer J. Holt, officiated, assisted by Dr. C. O. Gulleen, of Genoa. Music was furnished by the Misses Are and Elaine Eliason and Mrs. Duryea Olson, accompanied by Miss Alvena Larson. Pallbearers were, A.F. Larson, Reynold Olson, Oscar Olson, Arthur Larson, O.F. Anderson and Henry Olson. Internment was in the Swedeburg Lutheran Cemetery. 
Pearson, Carl Oscar (C.O.) (I0784)
Dave was a trolley car motorman in Omaha. Later Dave and Lena farmed near Gothenburg, Nebraska. They later moved to Plainwell, Michigan. 
Peterson, David (I0805)
Elmer and Sophia had a triple wedding. The other two couples were Sophia's sister Christina Heiser and Arthur Walin, and Sophia's brother Ed Heiser who wed Althea Walin, Arthur's sister. Althea and Arthur are First Cousin's of Elmer.



The Lutheran church of our little city was the scene of a triple wedding Wednesday evening, when three of our highly esteemed young people were united in the holy bonds of matrimony.
Miss Christiana Heiser and Mr. Arthur Walin, Miss Sophie Heiser and Mr. Elmer Pearson, Miss Althea Walin and Mr. Edward Heiser were the contracting parties.
The three marched into the church while Mrs. E. E. Eliason played the familiar strains of Lohengrin's Wedding March, taking their places before the altar, which, like the church proper, was beautifully decorated in pink and white. The doubleg ceremony was used, Rev. Peterson, pastor of the church, performing the ceremony.
The brides wore white wedding gowns and veils.
Mr. A.H. Peterson sang a solo preceeding the ceremony.
Following the ceremony, a reception and supper were held in the church parlors, with immediate relative in attendance.
Heartiest congratulations and best wishes go with these happy young couples who were born and reared in this community, and where they will make their future home. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Walin and Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Pearson will live on the Mcr farm, southwest of Ceresco and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Heiser will live on the David Warner farm, as we understand.



Mr. and Mrs. Edward Heiser of Exeter, Nebr. and Mr. and Mrs. Elmer W. Pearson will hold Open House for their 25th wedding anniversary on Sunday, February 24th at the Immanuel Lutheran church parlors in Ceresco. The hours are 2:30 - 5:00 in thfternoon and 7:00 to 9:00 in the evening.
All relatives and friends are invited to call without further invitations.



Two couples, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Heiser, of Exeter, Neb. and Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Pearson, observed their 25th wedding anniversaries on Sunday, February 24, at the Lutheran church parlors. There was scripture reading and prayer; followed by theen House. About 350 relatives and friends called during the afternoon and evening to extend felicitations. Refreshments, carried out in the silver motif, were served to all.
The honorees were the recipients of beautiful gifts in sliver and many fine cards.
A phone call from Mr. and Mr. Julius Brostrom in Oregon, brought their greetings as they could not be here for the occasion.
Miss Phyllis Pearson and Mrs. Paul Heiser were in charge of the guest book, and Mrs. Herman Pearson and Mrs. Laurel Nelson arranged the gifts.
Acting as hostesses were Mrs. Irvin Pearson, Mrs. Oliver Johnson and Mrs. Herman Pearson.
To help with the serving and pouring at the refreshment table were Mrs. Ben Miller, Mrs. Herman Gerdes, Mrs. Wm. Widman, Mrs. Conrad Heiser, Mrs. Harold Palmer, Mrs. Art Larson, Mrs. Carl Heiser, Mrs. George Heiser, and Mrs. Linus Erickson.
Mrs. Dave Johnson, Mrs. Oliver Johnson, Mrs. Aaron Hedlund and Mrs. Herman Walin, with a group of relatives, assisted with the kitchen serving.
Among the out-of-town folk present were Mr. and Mrs. Herman Gerdes, Sr. of Malcolm; Mrs. and Mrs. Con. Heiser and family, Havelock; Mrs. and Mrs. Geo. Lipman and Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Chemelka and family of Raymond; Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Schoenf, Verola and Daryl Lee; Mr. and Mrs. Ben Miller and Ina; Mr. and Mrs. Ray Eliason, Miss Josephine Gutierra. Mrs. Gus Bulling. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Nelson of Lincoln; Miss Joyce Dawson of Exeter; Mrs. C. O. Pearson and Lloyd; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Brodd and family. Mr. and Mrs. Evald Brodd and family; Mr. and Mrs. Malvin Pearson, Mrs. Art Larson and Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Helsing and Joyce of Wahoo; Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Stahly of Hickman. Mr. and Mrs. V. E. Brokaw and Linda. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Scoles and Paulina; Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Widman of Mead and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Lehman and Helen of Ithaca.



Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Pearson of Ceresco, will hold open house for their 40th wedding anniversary Sunday, July 9 from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church at Ceresco.
The couple says no further invitations will be sent but everyone is welcome. They request no gifts.


We wish to thank everyone for remembering us with cards, gifts, flowers and all acts of kindness which made our 40th wedding anniversary such a pleasant day. Thank you all for coming to church to share this day with us. A special thanks to ouhildren and the ladies of our church who helped serve.
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Pearson 
Family F269
Fritz inherited Christian's farm in Chapman Precinct. He later bought the farm 3 
Pearson, Fritz Frithioh (I0786)
Linus was born on his grandfather's farm, where his parents were living at the time. When he was about one year old, the family moved from the farm to a small house in Swedeburg, where they lived for a couple of years. The family moved baco the farm after Augustinus inherited it in 1912. Linus went to a one room elementary school near the farm for grades 1 through 8, and next attended grades 9 and 10 in Swedeburg. To finish high school, he then went to Luther Academy in Wahoo for two years. Linus spent his non-school time doing farm work. Mildred was born on her parents' farm. She went to a two room elementary school in Swedeburg for 10 years. She went on to attend the high school in Wahoo for the next two years, and graduated from that school. During her two years at the high school, she boarded with families in Wahoo from Monday through Friday and returned to her folks' farm near Swedeburg for weekends. To pay her board the first year in Wahoo, MMildred baby-sat and ironed for her host family. In addition, her parents provided that family with butter, eggs, and cream. During her last year in high school, Mildred's parents paid her board with that year's host family. After she graduated, she moved back to her parent's farm. She spent most of the winters for the next nine years working as a domestic for families in Omaha. The rest of the time, she helped with the chores on her parents' farm.
Linus and Mildred knew each other since childhood, as their family farms were only about three miles apart. They went together for seven years before they were married.
Linus was a farmer for his entire working life; Mildred was a housewife. Beginning a couple of years before their marriage, Linus farmed on some land he rented and raised livestock. After they were married, they moved to a farmhouse one mil west of Linus' parents' farm. Around this time, Linus began to farm his parents' land. In the fall of 1936, Linus' parents moved from the family farm to Ceresco; Linus and Mildred moved to the family farm where they lived for more than forty years.
Linus' father Augustinus had inherited the family farm debt free in 1912. Augustinus did not actively farm after 1912 and mortgaged the land over the years. After Linus began to manage the family farm in 1936, Augustinus was able to reducee mortgage substantially, using the income generated from the harvests. Corn and soybeans were the main crops grown, and occasionally milo and winter wheat. The farm was almost paid off when Augustinus and Hermanda died in the late 1940s. Durinng the next 20 years or so, Linus gradually bought out the equity of his brothers and sisters. At various time, Linus also had livestock, buying and raising calves until they were ready for slaughter. Linus and Mildred added to the home farm's 200 acres by buying an additional 40 acres in the 1960s. Their three children attended elementary school at a one room schoolhouse, which was a short walk from the family farm. At one time, the school teacher boarded at the farm.
Shortly after he took over management of the farm, Linus became concerned about the amount of soil in the fields that was regularly washed away. To reverse this loss, he tried contour farming. Although helpful, this technique did not ret with the full soil conservation he desired. His pursuit of effective conservation continued and he attended a demonstration on terracing, a new concept in farming. At this demonstration, he saw that terracing protected contour farming by coconserving soil and moisture. He began to construct terraces on the farm in 1945. He found that terracing along with contour farming kept the silt from washing away. He proceeded to protect all the fields with terraces and waterways, and farmemed on contours parallel to the terraces. In recognition of his pioneer efforts in terrace farming, the Saunders County Soil and Conservation District gave the family the Conservation Farm Family award in 1964. The Omaha Herald also recognized Linus' conservation efforts.
In the fall of 1941, Linus purchased a modern corn picker. He wasn't sure if he could really afford this purchase. His father-in-law and brother-in-law, C. O. and Norm Pearson, who jointly farmed nearby, agreed to buy a share of the corn pir. World War II began a couple of months later and the manufacturing of all farm equipment was suspended. The acquisition of the picker prove to be a wise investment and the envy of the neighboring farmers.
Except for the years Linus' brother Joe spent in the Army in World War II, Joe lived on the farm until he was married. Their brother Loyd also lived on the farm except for the time he spent in the Navy during and shortly after the War. Mild prepared meals, washed clothes, and kept house for the entire family. Linus and Loyd farmed jointly and usually worked around 700 acres - the home farm plus land they rented. After Joe was married, he and his family lived on their Uncle Herman's farm just west of the home farm and the brothers often farmed together.
Early in his farming career, Linus saw the economic advantages of farmers working cooperatively, and became active in the Ceresco Farmers Co-op. In the early stages, the Co-op purchased large quantities of fuel for its members at a rate lessan what the farmers would pay individually. Linus later joined the Wahoo Co-op and the Saunders County Co-op. He was active in all three Co-ops simultaneously. It was said that Linus did not talk very much at meetings, but his input was always worth listening to. He served on the Board of all three Co-ops and for several years was the chairman of the Wahoo Co-op. Under his leadership, the Wahoo Co-op expanded significantly. In addition to fuel, the Co-ops purchased fertilizer, seed, and other farm supplies and equipment.
When the children were growing up, family activities usually involved visiting relatives. Often on Sundays, they drove to Omaha to visit Linus' sister Nellie Ann and her family. At Easter, they would drive to Oklahoma and stay with Linus'ter Bernice and her family. During the 1950s, the family spent several summer vacations at a lake in Minnesota.
As with most farms during the 1930s, a series of droughts took their toll and there were several lean years. The crops were generally very good in the 1940s. During some bad farming years in the 1950s, Linus worked in construction in Lincolnd Mildred worked for a short time at a hospital in Wahoo. Weather in the 1960s was mixed and there was a crop failure in 1970. Around that time when Linus thought about retirement, he was concerned on how they would make it financially, as the farm was still mortgaged. He felt that he might have to find some part time work after he retired from farming. As things turned out, the early 1970s brought a few years of excellent weather and high crop prices. Linus was able to retire in 1974, with the farm completely paid for. He even bought a new car. Linus and Mildred lived at the farm for four more years. Shortly after Linus retired, Loyd married and moved to Wahoo. Linus kept up a large vegetable garden as a retiremenment project. Linus and Mildred sold the farm house with 10 acres of land in 1978, and bought and moved into a house in Ceresco. They kept the farmland, which Loyd farmed until he retired. Then Mildred's nephew Kent took over farming the land. Mildred continued to live in the Ceresco house after Linus died in 1982, and moved to a rest home in Wahoo where she has lived since 1996.
Beginning in the early 1970s, Linus and Mildred spent the Christmas seasons in California with their children, Jack and Ann, and their families. Lee would usually join them there. Most of the time, Linus and Mildred drove on these trips.y usually went through Arizona where they visited Linus' sister Nellie Ann, and stopped in Oklahoma to visit another sister Bernice and her family. They liked to travel and do different things when they came to California. They enjoyed site seeing and going out to restaurants. For several years, Linus, Jack, and Randy went deep sea fishing during the annual visits. After Linus died, Mildred continued to spend Thanksgiving and Christmas in California for several more years.
Linus and Mildred were both quiet and reserved people. They had mild temperaments and did not complain about things. They were both sociable and liked to talk to relatives, friends, people they had just met or even to strangers. They werery devoted to their family. Like his father, Linus read a lot and could discuss a variety of subjects. He read books, magazines, and newspapers, and also liked to do crossword puzzles. He enjoyed watching baseball games on television. Mildred was an excellent cook and dedicated farm wife. She liked to crochet. At one time, she was an officer in the Saunders County Good Neighbors Extension Club. They were both active members of Grace Lutheran Church, a church that Linus' grandfather co-founded. Linus served as church deacon and for many years was the treasurer of the Church's cemetery. Mildred was active in the church's women's group, serving in various officer posts, including president and secretary.


ERICKSON - Linus J, 73, Ceresco, died Tuesday in Lincoln. Retired farmer. Born Swedeburg. Member, Grace Lutheran Church, rural Wahoo. Board member, Swedeburg Lutheran Cemetery. Survivors: wife, Mildred; sons, Jack, Rodego Bay, Calif., Lee,n Minn.; daughter, Mrs. Randy (Ann) McGregor, Walnut Creek, Calif.; brothers, Joseph, Ceresco, Lloyd, Wahoo; sisters, Hilda Erdahl, Tucson, Ariz., Mrs. John (Bernice) Mostrom, Bartlesville, Okla., Nellie Ann Erickson, Prescott, Ariz.; two grandchildren.
Services: 2 p.m. Friday, Grace Lutheran Church, rural Wahoo. The Rev. Richard Woolard. Swedeburg Lutheran Cemetery, Swedeburg. Memorials to the church or American Cancer Fund. NELSON FUNERAL HOME, Ceresco.

ERICKSON - Linus J, 73, Ceresco, died Tuesday in Lincoln.
Services: 2 p.m. Friday, Grace Lutheran Church, rural Wahoo. Pallbearers: Lawrence Lindquist, Leland, Loren, Russell Swanson, Vernon Olson, Lyle Wedberg. Swedeburg Lutheran Cemetery, Swedeburg. Memorials to the church or American Cancer Fund.LSON FUNERAL HOME, Ceresco. 
Erickson, Linus Johannes (I0798)
Norman, Eva and their son Kent farm the place Christian bought in Stocking Precinct in 1901.


Norman August Pearson departed this live to begin his new life in Jesus Christ, on November 25, 1999 at his home. He was born to his parents Carl O. Pearson and Milsa M. Ekdahl Pearson on August 5, 1919 on a farm near Swedeburg, Nebraska. Heended elementary school and high school in Swedeburg and started farming the family farm when he was sixteen years old.
On August 17, 1952 he was married to Eva L. Wilkins in Arlington, Nebraska. Together they farmed in the Swedeburg area for their entire married life.
Norman was a long time member of Grace Lutheran Church of Swedeburg. He was baptized at Grace on May 24, 1924 and confirmed on October 14, 1934. He served on the Church Council and also on the Grace Lutheran Cemetery Board. At the time of hiath he and his wife Eva were active members of Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Wahoo. He also served for a time on the Swedeburg School Board District #109 and at one time was a member of the Stocking Township Board. Norman also served on the Farmers Co-op Elevator Grain Board.
He is preceeded in death by his parents and two brothers Lloyd Pearson and Malvin Pearson. Norman is survived by his wife Eva of Wahoo, one daughter Mrs. Penelope Henriksen and son-in-law Allen of Norfolk, one son Kent and a daughter-in-law Lie of Wahoo, three grandchildren, Joel and Hayley Henriksen of Norfolk and Kendra Pearson, and one sister Mrs. Mildred Erickson of Wahoo.
Norman was a man who loved his grandchildren very much, had a positive outlook on life and because of his wonderful sense of humor and outgoing personality he enjoyed visiting with everyone.
We commend him to the care of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and ask God's comforting hand to be with his family and many friends.
Taken from funeral bulletin. 
Pearson, Norman August (I0796)
24 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I0800)
"Er ist Bürger und Kesselschmied in der Vorstadt." [SGB 97 S.117];
(Weiteres KInd evtl. Johann gt. Tütel oo Margarete Tütel)

Rough translation: "He is a citizen and Boilermakers in the suburbs." [SGB 97 p.117];
(More KInd possibly Johann gt. Tütel oo Margarete Tütel)

Harnischmacher, Hanss (I6428)
(As written in the Beaver Dam [WI] Daily Citizen; issue of 6 Aug 2008)
SUN CITY, Ariz. - Ruth E. Silcock, 88, died peacefully on July 21, 2008, at her home in Sun City, Ariz.
Ruth was born on Oct. 23, 1919, to Chester and Alice (Smith) Frasier, in Silver Creek, Neb.
Ruth spent her childhood in Silver Creek, Neb., and Grinnell, Iowa, Ruth graduated from Grinnell College with a master's degree in music. She married Sidney J. Silcock, Sr. on June 10, 1941, in Grinnell, Iowa. They moved to Lake Geneva, Wis., where they worked in the family business. In 1951, they moved to Mayville, Wis., where they owned and operated the Sport Bowl Bowling Alley for over 25 years. In 1980, they moved to Sun City, Ariz. Ruth enjoyed golfing, playing cards, daily newspaper crossword puzzles and the many tours she took with her sisters and friends.
Survivors include four children, Alice (John) Rodell, Beaver Dam, Sid Jr. (Nancy) Silcock and George (Sandy) Silcock, both of Fond du Lac, and Charles Silcock, Milwaukee, seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Ruth is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Sidney J. Silcock, Sr.; three sisters, Louise (Dave) Ross, Ethel May Frasier and Jeanette (John) Shotwell.
West Valley Chapel, Peoria, Ariz., served the family 
Frasier, Ruth (I1095)
(Medical):Florence thinks Bengte Martinson (jOHN Martinson's sister) was Mary's mother. (She's guessing)

Effie (Nelson) Johnson says both Bengtas' husbands were named Nelson. In the 1900 census she said she bore 10 children and 7 were living. She came to America in 1883. Bengta and her family first lived on a farm North and adjoining Iva Bendtz's folks place. In the 1910 census she was living with her daughter Bessie and her husband, Nels Hallberg in Richland precinct, Saunders, NE. In 1910 she said she had bore 7 children and 5 were living. In 1900 Bengta was living with her daughter Mary Johnson in Richland precinct, Saunders, NE. and said as occupation "conducts farm"

1900 census

Bengta Johnson 64 Mary M Johnson 35 
Martinsdotter, Bengte (I1510)
(Medical):In Swedish: Magsår förblödning.
He actually died in Falköping, presumably in a hospital. 
Pehrsson, Anders Petter (I6011)
(Research):«u»General Reserach Topics for Carl:«/u»

- Is it possible to confirm that the railroad company he worked for in Knox County, IL financed his family's trip to America?

- The 1870 census shows a Frank Rhodein (same spelling as Carl) living next door. Is this a relative?

- It appears that a group of people from Askeryd (his wife's ancestral parish) emigrated together and may have even ended up together in Lancaster County. Would be interesting to trace their movements as a group. There may be possible family connections, especially through Carl's wife's family.

- It would be good to track all of Carl's nieces and nephews to see who came to America. We know for certain that Gust and two sisters did, as well as another nephew John Rudeen (son of Carl's sister Sophia).
Johansson, Carl August (I1542)
** Ed Johnson's ancestors are in a separate family tree JohnsonCousins.fdb

Ed had a sister named Selma who married John Fredrickson. Their daughter
Elsie married Zygmunt S. Stobbe. Their daughter Karen Sue married Larry
Rademacher, who is a second cousin once removed of Dale Rademacher, who is
married to Karen Rudeen. (The two Karen Rademachers are not blood
relatives). You have to watch out for those Rademachers...they're
Marberg, Klas Edwin (I1475)
** Ed Johnson's ancestors are in a separate family tree JohnsonCousins.fdb 
Marberg, Selma Emerencia (I1736)
** More info about Emil's ancestors and his wife's ancestors are in a separate family tree JohnsonCousins.fdb 
Johnson, Emil (I1730)

From Los Angeles comes news of the engagement of Miss Betty Jeanne Sharpe, formerly of Lincoln, to Ensign John Frank Pritchard. Plans are being made for a June wedding. Miss Sharpe attended Los Angeles Junior college. Ensign Pritchard, a grade of the University of Southern California, where he received degrees in naval science and petroleum engineering, was affiliated with Phi Kappa Tau fraternity. He is now serving with the navy in the south Pacific.
Word has been received from Los Angeles of the May Day marriage of Miss Betty Jeanne Sharpe to Ensign John Frank Pritchard of Los Angeles. The ceremony took place at the Little Church of the West at the Last Frontier hotel in Las Vegas, Nev.
After a wedding trip to Grand Canyon, Royal Gorge, Denver, Salt Lake City, Reno and San Francisco, the couple returned to Los Angeles where a wedding reception was held Sunday at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur G. Sharpe.
The couple is at home at 1643 Camden ave., West Los Angeles. Ensign Pritchard is an alumnus of the University of Southern California where he received his degrees in petroleum engineering and naval science. A member of Phi Kappa Tau, he is soned aboard the U.S.S. Cacapon. 
Family F189
1565 = Herman in dem Mollendyke zahlt 1 g Türkensteuer.
1584 = 25.2. Herman Mollendiek als Rhoder Kirchenprovisor (HS 1139). ebenso
am 8.4.1612 (HS 1141).
um 1615 = der 90-jährige Herman M. hat erzählt, daß im Kirchspiel Rhode die
Leute durch 1/2 Krug Öl zum Licht der Ewigen Lampe beigesteuert hätten (HS
55, 62). [BG S.182]

rough translation: 1565 = Herman in the Mollendyke pays 1 g Türkensteuer.
1584 = 25.2. Herman Mollendiek as Rhoder Kirchenprovisor (HS 1139). as well
on 08.04.1612 (HS 1141).
1615 = the 90-year-old Herman M. told that in the parish Rhode
People would have contributed by 1/2 jar of oil to light the Eternal Lamp (HS
55, 62). [BG p.182]

Möllendieck, Herman (I6447)
1820 John Timmons
Union Township, Madison County, OH
August 7, 1820

1 - Male under 10
2 - Male 10 thru 15
1 - Male 26 thru 44
2 - Female under 10
1 - Female 10 thru 15
1 - Female 26 thru 44

1820 John Timmons
Deer Creek Township, Pickaway County, OH
August 7, 1820

2 - Male under 10
1 - Male 10 through 25
1 - Female under 10
1 - Female 10 through 25
1 - Female 26 thru 44
Census Search Results:

1830 John Timmons
Deer Creek Township, Pickaway County, OH

2 - Male under 5
2 - Male 5 thru 9
1 - Male 30 thru 39
2 - Female under 5
1 - Female 20 thru 29

1830 John Timmons
Perry Township, Pickaway County, OH

2 - Male 10 thru 14
1 - Male 15 thru 19
1 - Male 30 thru 39
2 - Female under 5
1 - Female 10 thru 14
1 - Female 30 thru 39 
Timmons, John (I6383)
1869 Statutory Births

William Thain Fraser (Illegitimate)

Born 23 Dec 1868 at Muir of Law, Kennethmont

Mother: Ann Fraser, Domestic Servant
Informant: Ann Fraser, mother

Register of Corrected Entry (RCE):

In the fourth column of Entry No. 3 in the Register Book of Births for the year 1869, beofre the name of the Child's mother, insert George Thain, farm servant, on the authority of a Certificate in the form of Schedule F to the following effecttt: In an action relating to the paternity of a male child named ____ born 23rd December 1868, at the instance of Ann Fraser residing at Mosshead of Clatt against George Thain sometime farm servant at Wardhead, Insch, now residing in Aberdeen, the Sheriff Court of Aberdeenshire on the 21st day of January 1870 found that the said child was the illegitimate child of the parties aforesaid. March 31, 1870 at Kennethmont, William Gerard, Registrar 
Fraser, William (I1136)
1876 Deaths in Crieff

Janet Cramb, Weaver (married to James Cramb weaver)

Died 22 Jan 1876 at Commissioner Street in Crieff
Age 82

Father James Tainsh, mason (deceased)
Mother Betsy Tainsh (Taylor) (deceased)

Cause of death: old age and ulceration of the intestines

Informant: John Cramb, son. Present. 
Tainsh, Janet (I6385)
1885 Deaths in Crieff

James Cramb, Handloom weaver (widower of Janet Cramb)

Died 18 Jun 1885
Age 76 (this seems to be an error)

Father David Cramb, handloom weaver (deceased)
Mother Janet Cramb (Rodger) (deceased)

Cause of death: Peritonitis 7 days

Informant: (illegible) daughter 
Cramb, James (I6397)
1910 census

Frank E Udd 48 Hulda M Udd 36 Hildur E Udd 15 Harry E Udd 13 Victoria M Udd 8 Vivian H Udd 5 Valdemar F Udd 2

1920 census

Frank E Udd 58 Hulda M Udd 47 Harry E Udd 22 Victoria M Udd 18 Vivian H Udd 14 Walderser F Udd 12 Virgil C Udd 8 Milton L Udd 6 
Udd, Waldemar Frank (I6700)



In the footsteps of Dr. Edwins, the pioneer to China, many other Augustana men and women have gone out to assist int he ingathering of the great harvest. Each one has been faithful and diligent with his God-given talents and each one would desrve a chapter. Space does not permit us here to say much about each one, but we desire to make a brief statement about those who have finished their course. Several of them fell in the midst of the battle for the Lord as soldiers on the front lilines of the Church, some of them while very young, all of them while yet it would seem that years of useful service might lie ahead. But God knows what is best for His servants and for His Church. He gathers home His laborers, but His work moves on.


Mrs. Theolina Trued spent nineteen years in the China service as the wife of Dr. Alfred Trued. She also took an active part in the missionary work.
She was born in Swedeburg, Nebraska, October 6, 1875. Her early years were spent in this community, where she studied music and served for a number of years as organist and choir director of the local Lutheran church.
In 1908 she was married to Pastor Alfred Trued, who had accepted a call to China, the first pastor to go out to assist Pastor Edwins in Honan. They arrived in Honan Thanksgiving Day, 1908.
"She had a great ambition for work and loved especially the work amoung the women. The first station assigned to the Trueds was Juchow. She accompanied her husband to that place, where they made their home in a big Chinese room, divided intoller one by means of bamboo partitions covered with paper. Later on property was purchased and a home was built." (Thirty Years in China, p. 186).
She came home to America in 1927 due to the political disturbance in China. Shortly afterwards her husband also returned and later accepted a call to Stromsburg, Nebraska. After a year of gradually failing health she died April 17, 1936. Shes survived by her husband and two children, Eleonora and Constantine.
Bibliography: Thirty Years in China, pp. 186-187. S. HJALMAR SWANSON Author



Mrs. Alfred Trued passed away at a hospital in Muscatine, Iowa in Friday at the age of 60 years. The family lived in Ceresco several years ago. She is survived by her husband, Rev. Alfred Trued, one daughter, Elanor, and a son, Constantine,l of Stromsburg.
Funeral services were held at the Lutheran church north of Ceresco, Monday afternoon. In charge the Rev. Gulleen of Fremont. Internment was in the Lutheran cemetery. 
Erickson, Hulda Theolina (I0390)
4th Regiment, US Artillery (Regular Army)

(Attached to Battery "A" till October, 1862.) Attached to Sumner's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. Artillery, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps, to May, 1863. 1st Regular Brigade, Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac, to November, 18863. Artillery Brigade, 6th Army Corps, to March, 1864. Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac, to April, 1864. (Consolidated with Battery "E" as a Horse Battery April 11, 1864.) 1st Brigade, Horse Artillery, Army of the Potomac, to August, 186464. Horse Artillery, Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division, to December, 1864. Horse Artillery Reserve, Army of the Shenandoah, to May, 1865. Attached to 3rd Division, Cavalry Corps, Horse Artillery Brigade, 22nd Army Corps, to August1865.

SERVICE:-Duty in the Defences of Washington, D. C., till March, 1862. Operations on Orange & Alexandria Railroad March 28-31. Moved to the Virginia Peninsula. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. Battle of Fair Oaks, Seven Pines, May 31-June 1. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Peach Orchard and Savage Station June 29. White Oak Swamp and Glendale June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison's Landing till August 16. Movement to Alexandria and Centreville August 16-28. Cover Pope's retreat August 28-September 2. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Battle of Antietam September 16-17. At Harper's Ferry September 22-October 30. Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 30-November 19. Battle of Fredericksburg December 12-15. At Falmoututh till April, 1863. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Advance to line of the Rappahannocck November 7-8. Rappahannock Station November 7. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Rapidan Campaign May 4-June 12, 1864. Craig's Meeting House May 5. Todd's Tavern May 5-6. Wilderness May 6-7. Sheridan's Raid to the James River May 9-24. North Anna River May 9. Ground Squirrel Church and Yellow Tavern May 11. Brook Church, Richmond fortifications, May 12. Strawberry Hill May 12. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Totopotomoy June 3. Long Bridge June 12. Riddell's Shop June 13. White Oak Swamp June 13. Siege of Petersburg June 16-August 5. Ream's Station June 22. Wilson's Raid on Southside & Danville Railroad June 22-July 1. Nottaway Court House June 23. Staunton River Bridge June 25. Sappony Church, Stony Creek, June 28-29. Ream's Station June 29. Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August 7-November 28. Expedition from Winchester into Faquier and Loudoun Counties November 28-December 3. Expedition to Gordonsville December 19-28. Liberty Mills December 22. Sheridan's Raid from Winchester February 27-March 25, 1865. Occupation of Staunton and action at Waynesboro March 2. Duguidsville March 8. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Dinwiddie Court House March 30-31. Five Forks April 1. Scott's Cross Roads April 2. Tabernacle Church or Beaver Pond Creek April 4. Sailor's Creek April 6. Appomattox Station April 8. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. Expedition to Danville April 23-29. March to Washington, D.C., May. Grand Review May 23. Duty at Washington till August.

More links and info about 4th Regiment
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General info about artillery regiments: 
James, John Thornton (I2219)

Roseburg Oregon News-Review, January 18, 2005

Roseburg Woman Turns 109

When Roseburg resident Viki Sheldon was a little girl, she couldn't pronounce the word grandma," so she took to calling her grandmother "Bunny."
That name has stuck with Ruth Trued for decades, but lately it's taken on a different meaning. Sheldon jokes that her grandmother, who turned 109 years old on Saturday, is like the Energizer Bunny.
"She just keeps going," she said, smiling.
Born in 1896, Trued is one of the oldest women in Oregon.
"She must be at least in Douglas County," Sheldon said, "and probably in Oregon, I would think."
According to the 2000 U.S. Census, there were 15 people over the age of 100 in Douglas County and 650 people over 100 in Oregon. Twelve of those people statewide were at least 110 years old when the census data was compiled.
Trued has lived with Sheldon, who is also her caregiver, for the past nine years or so. Her grandmother spends most of her time resting on the couch in the front room of Sheldon's home, basking in the sunlight that pours in through the high wows.
Since she fell and broke her hip shortly after her 104th birthday, Trued doesn't get around the house much. She can't see or hear well and she doesn't often talk.
Sheldon's black and white cat likes to curl up with her grandmother on the couch and keep her company while she sleeps. In cat years, 18-year-old Rosie is a bit ahead of Trued in age.
"I call them my two old girls," Sheldon said.
Trued was born in 1896 in Swedeburg, Neb. She graduated from Luther Midland College and later attended the University of Nebraska and the University of Denver.
She dedicated much of her life to music, a passion that led to years of teaching piano and playing the organ for various churches.
"She was an excellent, top musician," said Jennie Nesseth of Roseburg, a longtime friend of Trued's. "Both of our children took piano lessons from her."
In 1943, Trued moved to Roseburg with her late husband, Clarence, whom she married in 1919. They soon began attending the First Christian Church of Roseburg where Clarence served as the choir director and Trued as the organist.
On Saturday, the family gathered at Sheldon's home for an intimate celebration including angel food cake, one of Trued's favorites.
Sheldon said her grandmother seemed particularly lucid that day and when she saw the cake said, "Oh, I just love that."
"She was just really with it and sweet," Sheldon said.
Members of the First Christian Church heard a special tribute to Trued on Sunday, which included a history of her life in the program. The congregation also listened to a recording of Trued playing the organ music her husband wrote.
Trued was known for her ability to "make the organ get up and dance," according to the program. Trued was unable to attend, however.
Sheldon attributes her grandmother's longevity in part to her healthy eating habits and her predilection to walking around the community for as long as she could.
"I think growing up, maybe once I saw her with a cold," she sai
Sheldon said she's thankful her grandmother is healthy enough to be surrounded by loved ones during the latter years of her life.
"In her mind," she said, "that's important."

Death Notices & Obituaries for May 27, 2005
Roseburg Oregon News-Review, May 27, 2005

TRUED, Ruth 
Erickson, Ruth (I0414)
A note is made about the baptism being refused. 
Karlsson, Karl Elias (I6203)
A. G. Brodd was born to Anders Carl Gustaf Johanson on March 16, 1848 in H 
Brodd, Anders Carl Gustaf (Johanson) (I0001)
According to Iva Bendz, Her father's farm in Sweden was adjoining the farm of Lar's wife Ingar. He came to America on April 13, 1886. His name was originally Bengtsson. They moved from Carlton, NE to Ceresco NE (North and East of Ceresco) in 1903. They moved to Ceresco in the spring of 1907. 
Bendz, Nels N (I6755)
According to Mrs. William Nelson, (Florence (Clay) Nelson), Bengt Nelson had 2 sisters that lived in the area. One was Mrs. Nels Hallberg, the other was a Mrs. Nelson that lived around Ceresco but moved to Washington later on. This does not agree with the records I have found so far. He came to America in 1857 and citizen in 1886 (1920 census).
In 1910 he said he came to America in 1884.
In 1900 he said he came in 1882. 
Nelson, Bengt W (I6937)
According to oral family history, Will rode his bicycle from the home farm to Carbon, Wyoming. While in Carbon, he met and married Clara.



William Pearson died at his home two miles northwest of Ceresco, Thursday evening, June 24th, after an extended illness, death resulting from a cancer. He was born at Swedeburg, Nebr., on June 20, 1877, being 43 years and 4 days of age. He waonfirmed in the Lutheran Church on April 7, 1907, where he has been a faithful worker, first being connected with the Swedeburg church and later transferring his membership to the Immanuel church here in Ceresco. On October 22, 1901, he was marrrried to Clara Elizabeth Brodd at Laramie, Wyo., and this union has been blessed with four children - Elmer, Herman, Edna and Irvin, who together with their mother are left to sadly mourn the loss of a kind and loving husband and father, yet theey "sorrow not as they have no hope." "So, if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also that are fallen asleep in Jesus will God bring with Him." Two sisters and three brothers were also at his bedside when death came. Numerous other relatives and friends will feel keenly the loss of one whom they loved and respected for his many sterling qualities of character. The Grace of God in Christ is able to truly comfort all who permit the Holy Spirit to comfort them. Our prayer is that this comfort may richly abide with all.



We wish to express our sincere and heartfelt thanks for all the sympathy shown and help rendered us during the sickness and death of our beloved husband and father. We wish to thank for the beautiful floral offerings. -- Mrs. P. W. Pearson anamily 
Pearson, Peter William "Will" (I005)
48 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I548)
49 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I549)
Mostrom, Jon Martis (I592)

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