Category Archives: Gotcher Family Research and Stories

Thankful Thursday – In Search of Family Stories

This post is written with Thanks to Susan Murphy.  I have finished writing about Michael Anthony Rusler and Augusta Erxleben’s ancestors so now I turn my “pen” to writing about their children.  My problem has been that I don’t have … Continue reading

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Amanuensis Monday – Ann Tracy Watt letter

I have tried to transcribe this as written.  The paper is old and writing is faded.   I believe this letter was written to my Great Great Grandmother Maria Artlysia (Aunt Lissa) who was Ann’s sister in law, married to … Continue reading

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Census Sunday – Leo and Mabel Gotcher

I was one of those that counted down the days to the release of the 1940 census.  One of the first couples I looked for was my Grandpa and Grandma Gotcher.  I was curious to see where they lived and … 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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Sunday’s Obituary – Charles Gotcher

Car Hits Viaduct Pier Gotcher, 3217 Franklin Street, died at St. Joseph’s hospital at 10:10 o’clock last night from a fractured skull received when a car in which he was riding with Carl Carlson, 3215 Franklin street, crashed into the … Continue reading

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Erxleben Siblings

Before I move on to Michael Anthony and Augusta Wilhemina (Erxleben) Ruslers’ children I must do a post on Augusta’s siblings.  This is hard for me because I like to be fairly sure of my facts and the Erxleben’s have … Continue reading

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A New Generation of Rosanna

I am so happy to announce that my sister just delivered her 5th daughter and named her Melody Rosanna.  My beautiful little namesake follows in a line of many Rosannas.  I am honored and enthralled with her.   She was … Continue reading

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Augusta Wilhemina Erxleben

Augusta Wilhemina Erxleben                              1854-1927 Augusta Wilhemina Erxleben was born December 7 1854 in Berlin, Germany.  She was the youngest child of Samuel “Frederick” and Johanne Christian … Continue reading

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Thankful Thursday – Grandma Gotcher’s Birthday

I have posted before about how thankful I am for all of my ancestors whether I knew personally them or not.  I believe their experiences helped me be the person I am today.  But today I am especially thankful for … Continue reading

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Frederick Erxleben – Immigrant Ancestor

Samuel Gottfried Erxleben AKA Friedrich (Frederick) Erxleben Frederick is my third great grandfather and until recently he was a brick wall in genealogical terms.  I knew that my great-great grandma Augusta Wilhemina Erxleben, his daughter, was born in Germany and … Continue reading

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