Category Archives: Gotcher Family Research and Stories

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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George D Rusler

The fifth child of Michael Anthony and Augusta Wilhemina Rusler is George D Rusler.  George was born April 9, 1882 in York, Nebraska.  He died November 3, 1892 at the age of ten.  I don’t have any other information about … Continue reading

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Sibling Saturday – Tracy/Watt/Boblett Connection

Here is a fun sibling marriage puzzle from my family tree: My great great grandfather John Edward Tracy (1832) married Maria Artlysia Boblett (1839).  He was the seventh child of ten children of Joshua and Rachel Dilworth Tracy.  His older … Continue reading

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