Category Archives: Gotcher Family Research and Stories

John Wesley Tracy – Nebraska Pioneer

  John Wesley Tracy was my great grandfather.  He was the second son, sixth child, of John Edward and Maria Artlysia (Bobblett) Tracy.  He was born June 14, 1868 in Mount Hope, McLean, Illinois and moved with his family to … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday

I have no idea who this is or where it was taken but it was found with my Grandma Gotcher’s photos.

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Tombstone Tuesday~Isaiah Watson Tracy

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Isaiah “Watson” Tracy ~ Guest post by Ernie Bootsma

Isaiah Watson Tracy, known as “Watson” to his family and friends, was born October 14, 1865 in Mt. Hope Township, McLean County, Illinois, merely months after the end of the U.S. Civil War.  Mt. Hope Township is located outside and Southwest of the … Continue reading

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Surname Saturday – Woolman

Amanda Tracy married a man with an entrepreneurial spirit.  Granville Woolman was the sixth child of Benjamin and Lydia (Hobaugh) Woolman.  Benjamin and Lydia were born in Ohio.  They had ten children in all.  Granville Benesot Woolman was born in … Continue reading

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Treasure Chest Thursday – Seth Thomas Clock

Scanned these old pictures at Alice’s.  I do not know where this clock is now but it would be pretty cool to get this info to the owner if it are still around.  I love that Amanda was sharing with … Continue reading

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Amanda Tracy Woolman

The fourth and youngest daughter of John Edward and Maria Artlysia Tracy was Amanda Elizabeth Tracy.  She was born June 16, 1863 in Ohio.  She married Granville Beneset Woolman in 1884 in York, Nebraska.  They must have immediately moved to … Continue reading

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