Category Archives: Tracy Family Research and Stories

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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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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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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Those Places Thursday – Baden, Germany

Baden, Germany  Part of knowing your family history is knowing a little about where they emigrated from and what reasons they might have had for seeking a new life in America when they did.  The Rusler family emigrated from Baden … Continue reading

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Michael Anthony Rusler

I must preface this post by saying that I hope to have more information about Michael Anthony and his time spent in Custer County and hopefully about his death in 1903.  I wanted to get his written so that I … Continue reading

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Charles J Rusler

Charles J Rusler 1849-1930 Charles J Rusler was born August 10,1849 in Baden, Germany to Joseph and Mary Anna Rusler.  In about 1850 his father sailed to America.  After working his way to Illinois, Joseph worked on farms until he … Continue reading

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Children of Joseph and Margaret Rusler

Children of Joseph and Margaret Rusler (Joseph’s 2nd wife) I have to preface this post with  a description of my research process.  I was working on writing this post and started with Mary Susan who I really didn’t have much … Continue reading

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