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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 – Plummer and Banks

Eugene R Plummer was the first husband of Olivia Anne Tracy.  He was born the 14th of February, 1854 in Indiana.  I have no information on who his parents were.  By 1880 he shows up in York, Nebraska as a … 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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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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Friday’s Faces from the Past – Curious Lushton, Nebraska Picture

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

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Tombstone Tuesday – John Edward Tracy

Tombstone for John Edward Tracy in Council Cemetery, York County, Nebraska.  Tombstone is located in the middle of a bush near the middle of the cemetery which holds many of John Edward Tracy’s descendants and neighbors. John Edward Tracy was … Continue reading

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Reunion Overview

Warning: This post is written mostly for my future research and may therefore be rather boring. But if planning a reunion is something you are thinking about you may want to read on. I started planning my first reunion last … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – picture taken 1899 in Lushton, Nebraska

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A Ride with Amelia Earhart

You know those moments that define your life?  When you do something for the first time and forever after you tell that story?  I believe, for my grandpa Leo, that moment was when he got to ride in an airplane, for … Continue reading

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