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.
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
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
Rusler Tombstone long ago. Council Cemetery, York, Nebraska
I found this letter mixed in with a box of letters written by Manuel Martinez to my Grandma Mabel. Mabel and Manuel were college sweethearts who wrote letters back and forth for over a year after teacher’s college ended. Manuel … Continue reading
This is my great great grandmother Tracy’s obituary. I love the last couple sentences here and hope someday people can say this about me. “To her death had no terrors, and with a strong faith in Him she had served … Continue reading
Today I would like to express my thanks to those that digitize and share their old pictures. After my Grandma Gotcher died in 1998, I wondered what was going to happen to all of the old pictures that Grandma had … Continue reading
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For this Tombstone Tuesday I am sharing the Rusler Children Marker and tombstones from the Council Cemetery in York County, Nebraska. In the middle of the cemetery in the middle of an overgrown bush is a marker that reads Rusler Children. … Continue reading
I have been working on the Rusler branch of my family for awhile now. Thursday I wrote about Frank E Rusler and today I am going to attempt to write what little I know about Charles August Rusler. Charles was … Continue reading
This picture has always fired my imagination. The back says Lushton, Nebraska 1899. Lushton was a small farm town. What were all these men doing in town? Why were they lined up down main street? Why are they all dressed … Continue reading