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Friday, January 10, 2014

Still Researching

For all who have been following my blog, I apologize for not making a most in nearly a year.  I have been taking time off for me and doing other things.  I have recently started researching again and would love to take on my new clients to work with researching your family history.  If you are looking for a professional researcher to assist you, please contact me at ancestorexplorer@yahoo.com 


I hope everyone who reads this has a great new year and that you and your family have good health.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Burlington Junction Missouri Newspaper Articles

I have transcribed these articles from one of the old newspapers and wanted to share them with you:

The County paper. (Oregon, Mo.) August 04, 1882
Mr. Will R. Gay, of Burlington Junction, was in town Monday, Maitland
The Holt County sentinel. (Oregon, Mo.) June 22, 1917
An incubator which was saved from a fire at the Phil Corken home, near Burlington Junction, was knocked about and jumbled up until nobody expected it to hatch any chickens-nobdy except Mrs. Corken.  She took the abused machine in hand 24 hours after the light had been put out, relighted it and rearranged the eggs.  The machine justified her faith by turning out 45 healthy chicks on scheduled time – less than a week after the fire.
The County paper. (Oregon, Mo.) June 08, 1883
Misses lettie walker and carrie jayne, of Burlington Junction were visiting Charles and wife nad our genial R.R. agen, Harvey Bainam, who is a cousin to miss walker.
The County paper. (Oregon, Mo.) June 15, 1883
Clark Spencer, brother of Perry J. Spencer arrived here Monday from Burlington Junction.  He contemplates purchasing a half interest in the Dan Martin Business shop.  He is a good workman, and will be glad to have him amongst us.
The County paper. (Oregon, Mo.) June 22, 1883
Mr. Danner, a prominent citizen of Burlington Junction was in our city last week.
The Holt County sentinel. (Oregon, Mo.) March 11, 1910
Mrs. Seib Carson and Mrs. Philip Schlotzhauer visited their mother, Mrs. Deneen, at Burlington Junction last week.
The Holt County sentinel. (Oregon, Mo.) February 09, 1917,
A little early for chick stories admits the Burlington Junction Post, but not too early for Mrs. W.P. Nicholas, who has 20 little chicks hatched the last week of January.
The Holt County sentinel. (Oregon, Mo.) February 10, 1905
John W. Morris, formerly of Forest City Star, Westboro Wave, the world at large, and at present running the World at Burlington Junciton was married last week to a Miss Ella Collins, of Bedford Iowa.


The Holt County sentinel. (Oregon, Mo.) November 07, 1902
Edgar A. Kellogg, of Craig, and Miss Fox, of Burlington Junction were quietly married at the bride’s home on Thursday last, October 30th, 1902.  We extend the young couple our heartiest congratulations.
The Holt County sentinel. (Oregon, Mo.) August 07, 1903
The colored populations of Nodaway county celebrated Empancipation day at Burlington Junction on Saturday last, August 1st.
The Holt County sentinel. (Oregon, Mo.) October 30, 1903
Burlington Junction World Mr. Lippman was recently granted a license to run a saloon in Maitland.
The Holt County sentinel. (Oregon, Mo.) August 05, 1904
Mrs. Ada Reese and daughter of Burlington Junction are here visiting her parents, Andy Burrier and wife.
The Holt County sentinel. (Oregon, Mo.) January 06, 1905
Miss Essie Burrier visited a few days with her sister, Mrs. Ada Reese, of Burlington Junction this and last week.
The Holt County sentinel. (Oregon, Mo.) May 26, 1905
Mrs. J.H. Bryant of Burlington Junction this state, was here last week, the guest of Rev. A.J. Brock and wife.  Mrs. Byrant is the Missouri agent for the Children’s home finding society of New York.
The Holt County sentinel. (Oregon, Mo.) 1883-1980, December 29, 1916
The question whether poultry in town pays was effectively answered last week in the Burlington Junction Post by Mrs. W.P. Nicholas.  Last March the Nicholas family moved from their farm to the town and took with the 86 trap-net selected hens.  These were mated with two high-scoring males and in the 9 ½ months up to December 14, the sales from this one-acre poultry yeard included $110 for eggs and $136 for stock.  The total expense was $50
The Holt County sentinel. (Oregon, Mo.) 1883-1980, December 29, 1916
A windmill having a horizontal instead of a vertical wheel is the recent invention of a Burlington Junction carpenter, Joe Anderson.  So eager is he to make a test of its advantages that h says if any man will furnish the material, he will make the wheel and let his back have the benefit of the mill without any charge for his services.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Green Iowa, Greene Recorder Newspaper Articles

I was just going back through my Ancestor Explorer Files and these articles were for a project I had used for a client and I wanted to share them with you all. 

Greene Recorder | Greene, Iowa | Wednesday, May 09, 1962 | Page 4
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Shultz, Miss Glenn Starkweather, Mrs. Edwin Brunner and Lyle Shultz
attended funeral services for Arthur Ritter last Wednesday at Oelwein 

Oelwein Daily Register | Oelwein, Iowa | Wednesday, December 19, 1945 | Page 4
Pfc. Arthur Ritter has returned to Fort Leavenworth, Kans. after a 30 day furlough with his
wife 'and small daughter who live with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Woods of this city.

Oelwein Daily Register | Oelwein, Iowa | Tuesday, May 03, 1960 | Page 4
Birth:
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Ritter, girl,Oelwein 

Oelwein Daily Register | Oelwein, Iowa | Saturday, December 12, 1959 | Page 3
Patricia Ritter is observing her thirteenth birthday today (Saturday). She is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Arthur Ritter. 

Oelwein Daily Register | Oelwein, Iowa | Friday, May 04, 1962 | Page 4
We Wish To Thank Our friends, relatives and all those who helped in any way during our recent bereavement. Your personal assistance, floral offerings and sympathy messages are all gratefully appreciated.  Mrs. Arthur Ritter and Children 

Oelwein Daily Register | Oelwein, Iowa | Friday, August 31, 1956 | Page 4
Mr. and Mrs. W. J.. .Woods Merle and Dick, returned from Freeport, Ill where they had spent four days visiting at the home of their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Ritter 

Oelwein Daily Register | Oelwein, Iowa | Wednesday, February 06, 1974 | Page 5
Mr. and Mrs. Russel Kuper, Oelwein, announce the approaching marriage of their daughter, Karilyn Sue, to
Richard Ritter, son of Mrs. Lloyd Clough, Hazleton, and the late Arthur Ritter.  A Feb. 23 wedding at Grace United Methodist church, Oelwein, is planned by the couple.  Miss Kuper is a 1973 graduate
of Oelwein Community High school and is with Gulf States Plastics.

Oelwein Daily Register | Oelwein, Iowa | Monday, January 24, 1966 | Page 5
Fousck, Ritter
Patricia Lou Ritter, daughter of Mrs. Dorothy Ritter and the late Arthur Ritter, became the bride of Gary Lee Fousek, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clare Fousek, all of Oelwein, Saturday, Jan. 22.
The 2 p.m. double ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. Paul Huscher at the First Methodist church at Strawberry Point. For the exchange of vows, the altar was appointed with arrangements of chrysanthemums.
Marcey Alderson presided at the organ and accompanied Mr. andMrs. Orvel Leyh who sang the duet,
"O Perfect Love."
The bride, given in marriage by her uncle, Merle Woods, Cedar Rapids, wore a floor-length gown of nylon sheer over acetate taffeta. The scoop necked bodice, with sheer sleeves, dipped to a "V" at the waist while the full skirt was swept 'back and caught with self {lowers. A pearl tiara held in place i the bride's fingertip-length veil of silk illusion. A pearl necklace and a cascade bouquet of red roses completed the bride's ensemble. 

Oelwein Daily Register | Oelwein, Iowa | Monday, April 30, 1962 | Page 6
A. F. Ritter Rites Will Be Wednesday ;
Funeral services for Arthur F. Ritter, 44, 1125 S. Frederick, Oelwein. will be at 2 p. in. Wednesday in Brant Funeral Home with the Rev. Howard Chartier officiating.  Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery.  Mr. Ritter. a resident of Oelwein
for 10 years, was employed as a truck driver. He died at his home early Monday morning.  Surviving are his widow, Dorothy:
three daughters. Mrs. Dominic Quario. Fayette; Patricia and Cheryl, both at home and four sons sons: Thomas, Harry, Richard and Michael, at home. 
Also surviving are his father, Loyd, Rockford, Ill; eight sisters, Mrs. Ellen Martin, Mrs. Delvin Jones, Mrs. Don Huff, Mrs. Marie Earls, Mrs. Josephine Peterson and Edna, all of Illinois; Mildred of Missouri and Mrs. Dorothy Hayes, Wisconsin; and four brothers, Francis, John, Robert and Edward, Illinois.

 

Monday, November 19, 2012

The Early History of Cozad and Surrounding Community

I have a copy of The Early History of Cozad Nebraska and Surrounding Community vailable for purchase for $25.00 for a copy. You can buy this on hard copy or on a CD. If you'd like to purchase it email me at ancestorexplorer@yahoo.com for payment details.  I am working on an index for this book and should have it up in the next few weeks.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

1932 Burlington Junction Post, Burlington Junction Missouri

1932 Burlington Junction Post, Obituaries, Marriage Announcements, Family Reunions, Birth Announcements and Birthday anniversaries.  All articles are $5.00 each.  If you'd like to purchase an article please contact me at ancestorexplorer@yahoo.com
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Nicholas
 Charivari

Moore L. Gordon
 Obituary

Charles Barker
 Obituary

Mrs. Harve Ellison
 Obituary

Stephan A. Ellison
 Obituary

Julius Mendenhall
 Obituary

Cynthia Wyatt
 Obituary

Son Meadows
 Birth Announcement

Deloris Ann Plummer
 Obituary

Anna Willis Edmonds Nicholas
 Obituary

Martha McMichael Chamberlin
 Obituary

Mrs. John Ecker
 Obituary

L.W. Calvert
 Obituary

Sarah Lefler
 Obituary

Mrs. H.W. (Doughty) Hambaugh
 Obituary

Martha J. Smith Howell
 Obituary

Ryan-Delchant
 Marriage Announcment

David Huffstutter
 Obituary

D.J. Spencer
 Obituary

Edward Thomas Godsey
 Obituary

Margaret Duncan
 Obituary

Martha Horn
 Obituary

Charles R. Miller
 Birthday anniversary

William C. Ellison
 Obituary

J.D. Ford
 Obituary

Harold Neal
 Obituary

Evans - Nicholas
 Marriage Announcement

Mary E. Bracken Callaway
 Obituary

Elmer Colwell
 Obituary

Boyer - Ferguson
 Marriage Announcement

Amelia Collins
 Obituary

Etta Trusty
 Obituary

Mrs. T.H. McKnight Cook
 Obituary

Bailey Family Reunion
 Family Reunion

Millard Ellis
 Obituary

Mr & Mrs. J.D. Malvern
 Anniversary Announcement

Susan Denney
 Obituary

Oral Todd
 Obituary

James Hanna
 Obituary

Graves Family Reunion
 Family Reunion

Boyer Family Reunion
 Family Reunion

Louisa Manchester
 Birthday Anniversary

David White
 Obituary

Mrs. James Hunter (formerly Graves)
 Obituary

O.R. Kenady
 Obituary

Milbank - Lister
 Marriage Announcement

England - Palm
 Marriage Announcement

Babb - Hopkins
 Marriage Announcement

Elizabeth Weightmann
 Obituary

Susann Carson Kern
 Obituary

Edward Johnston
 Obituary

Johnson - Hindle
 Marriage Announcement

C.L. Bailey
 Obituary

Anna M. Plank Linebaugh
 Obituary

Norman Jones
 Obituary

John Hargraves & W.J. Ackers
 Killed in car wreck article

Eva Dixon Graves
 Obituary

Houston Family Reunion
 Family Reunion

James Martin
 Obituary

Maryville Daily Forum, Maryville Missouri, Sunday, September 3, 1939

If you are interested in purchasing an article from this newspaper or an entire copy of this newspaper let me know.  Each article is $5.00.  You can email me at ancestorexplorer@yahoo.com to purchase.
Kent Coulter - Article
Rochelle Epperson - Birth Announcement
Mr & Mrs. L.G. Montry & Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Jamison - Article
Rimel Reunion - Family Reunion Announcement
George Wray - Article
Ruddell Family - Reunion Announcement
James A. Goff - Obituary
Francis Kill  - Article
Roy Zink - Article
Joseph Frances Weiderholt - Obituary
Mrs. Curtis Coe - Article
Mildred Hotchkin - Article
J.W. Milbank - Article
Frank Whitechurch - Article
Lois Halley - Article
Gertrude Condon - Article
Dale Simmons & Carol Hogan - Article
David Suetterlin - Article
Paul McClellan - Article
Eugene Espey - Article
U.A. Anderson - Article
Sam B. Browne - Article
Cornelius Stillwell - Article
Opal Antrip - Article
William Gaugh - Article
Sarah Alice Riley - Article
Alfred Hiatt & Mary Catherine Hiatt - Article
S.A. Bennett - Article
Ira Kelley - Article
Ray Bloomfield - Article
T.B. Houston - Article
C.M. Cox - Article
Roy McKee - Article
Charles Maffitt - Article
Edward Cummins - Article
John Kurtz - Article
H.C. Senff - Article
H.L. Stinson - Article
W.B. Heryford - Article
Frank O. (Swede) Benson - Article
Katherine Hilsenbeck - Article
F.T. McPherson - Article
L.L. King - Article
D.M. Yetter - Article
John Wendel - Article
James K. Young - Article
L.O. Gutting - Article
Garnett Gray - Article
Hettie Anthony
Fred Wright - Article
Mr & Mrs. J. Meek - Article
Harlan Plummer - Article
Harold Plummer - Article
R.L. Farris  - Article
Belle Woodard - Article
L.O. Staples - Article
E.H. Browning - Article
Gus Buckridge - Article
Gertrude Smith - Article
Donald Meek - article
Harve Chamberlin - Article
Charley Ferguson - Article
Raymond Richey - article
Jack Sullivan - article
John Gage - Article

Friday, June 15, 2012

Customer Review of Holt County Mo Research

Holt County Missouri Research Customer Review -

Ancestor Explorer did a great job in finding about 75 new documents for my family in Holt Co. MO.
and at a reasonable price. Having new information, which wasn't available online, has been a big boast to my research.  I certainly would recommend Ancestor Explorer if you need more information and clues about your family in the counties that they provides service for"

Carl

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Holt County Missouri Probates

I have the following Probates from Holt County Missouri.  If you'd like to purchase any of these Probates for $25.00 each please email me at ancestorexplorer@yahoo.com 

Anna Conn
James Perry Conn
Richard Alexander Conn

Holt County Missouri Marriage Records

I have the following Marriage records available for purchase from Holt County Missouri.  All records are $10.00 each.  If you'd like to purchase one of these records please email me at ancestorexplorer@yahoo.com

Benjamin Livengood to Victoria June Carson
Thomas Z. Hanks to Margaret A. Kelly
Daniel Greyham to Marth E. McGrady
Henry Moore and Elizabeth Conn

Friday, June 8, 2012

Holt County Missouri Research

I had a great research trip to Holt County Missouri today for a client to research the Alexander Conn family.  I managed to discover 75 pages of information and one really satisfying piece of information that will be very helpful to my client. 

The staff were very friendly and upon my arrival at the courthouse the Recorder actually let me in the door 30 minutes early to begin my research of Marriage records and Land Records.  The only problem I encountered was that I was not able to make the copies myself and the Recorders office had no dedicated copy machine in their office.  An upgrade of this type would definitely be worthwhile.  Another problem is that everything had to be looked up by hand.  There were no computerized indexes that were searchable.  The county could really benefit from having their indexes and records digitized for easier lookup.

When I went to get the Probates I found the office staff very helpful and very talkative which was nice.  The staff took an interest in what I was doing and took the time to share their own personal history with me and their life growing up in Holt County Misssouri.  They even knew the family I was there to research.

This was my 2nd research trip to Holt County Missouri.  I would definitely travel there again to work with the client and with the staff at Holt County Missouri courthouse.

I've added some pictures of the courthouse and the placquered that was out front when I pulled up of a quick history of Holt County Missouri.



Pictures are copyrighted by Robert Nicholas (c) 2012