Category Archives: Gotcher Family Research and Stories

Visiting Alice – Motivation Monday

Last week I had the privilege of traveling to Colorado and visiting with Alice.  She is my grandma’s first cousin and was born in 1920.  Her dad, Charles Edward Tracy, was my great grandfather, John Wesley Tracy’s, younger brother.  Alice … Continue reading

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Where did our Tracey line come from? Research in progress.

Recently I have jumped into the world of genetealogy.  That is DNA genealogy research.  My second cousin, Marshall, offered to take the YDNA test through familytreeDNA.  The results were kind of surprising.  When my husband took the same YDNA test … Continue reading

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Church Records Sunday – Council Church in York County, Nebraska

Last summer at the Tracy Family Reunion we visited the old family church on Sunday Morning.  We had a brief informal service where we sang some old hymns, shared memories of the church, my mom spoke about “legacy”, then we … Continue reading

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Mary Sophia Rusler – Surname Saturday

I have saved the oldest daughter of Augusta Wilhemina Erxleben and Michael Anthony Rusler for last because she was my great grandmother.  Many of my relatives have shared memories and stories they have about her so this post may be … Continue reading

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Tuesday’s Tombstone – Liol Rusler

Okay, So I don’t have a tombstone picture of Liol Rusler but I think I have a picture more rare – a gravesite picture.  Somehow my grandmother acquired this picture of Liol’s gravesite in Hollister, California in 1942. Liol Otto … Continue reading

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Pearl and Earl Rusler – Sentimental Sunday

Pearl and Earl Rusler were the eighth and ninth children of Michael Anthony and Augusta Erxleben Rusler.  They were twins.  They were born August 27th 1891 in York County, Nebraska.  Earl died a month later on September 27th and is … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Pioneers

These two pictures were from the pictures my grandma left.  I do not have the originals but they may have been tin types.  They could be Tracy or Rusler ancestors coming from Illinois to Nebraska.

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Surname Saturday – Still working on the Ruslers

Today I’m writing about the seventh child of Michael Anthony and Augusta Wilhemina Rusler.  William W Rusler was born on the farm in York County, Nebraska on November 8, 1886 (or 1887).  I thought he had married Laura Etta Morrison … Continue reading

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Friday’s Faces From the Past

John E Tracy & Linnie Livingston Pryor, Oklahoma 1909 Who is Linnie Livingston and why are the Tracy’s in Oklahoma?

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Bertha Mabel Rusler Chase

Bertha Mabel was the sixth child of Michael and Augusta Rusler.  She was born February15, 1885 in York Nebraska.  She married Fred Chase about 1907 and they had a farm in Algernon, Custer, Nebraska.  Their daughter Mary was born March … Continue reading

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