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S: My Family History

BC: Compiled by Stephanie Conklin (youngest granddaughter of Bill and Flo Tryck) With help from Audrey Miller, Donna Johnson, Bill Tryck, Lucy Teitzel, and Audrey Nichols also from the written work of Bill and Flo Tryck

FC: My Family History | "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow." | Mr. and Mrs. Harold Dinkel are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Flo Alice to William Tryck on Sunday, the fifth of June 1949 at the Dinkel home in Wasilla, Alaska

1: Mother | Grand Mother | Grand Father | Great Grand Father | Great Grand Father | Great Grand Mother | Great Grand Mother | Flo Alice Dinkel b. 8/20/1930 Hay Spring, NB c. 4/11/2009 Anchorage, AK | Frances Marion Cowan b. 4/29/1908 Deweese, NE d. 12/21/2000 Wasilla, AK | Harold Charles Dinkel b. 11/11/1909 Meadow Grove, NE d. 6/24/1989 Wasilla, AK | Donna Jean Tryck b. 1/24/1959 Anchorage, AK d. ? | William Oscar Tryck b. 4/9/1915 Ruby, AK d. 5/29/2009 Anchorage, AK | Lillian Blanche Tipping b. 4/13/1883 National Maine, MI d. 7/6/1936 Wasilla, AK | Oscar Tryck b. 10/21/1879 Philpstad, Sweden d. 4/20/1964 Anchorage, AK | Lucretia Randolf Bures b. 11/11/1881 Clay, NE d. 10/1/1959 Riverton, NE | Samuel Harper Cowan b. 2/9/1868 Monmouth, IL d. 6/30/1929 Nebraska | Agnes Magdelena Wehenkel b. 10/15/1889 Nebraska d. 11/22/1926 Hay Springs, NE | August Julius Dinkel d. 4/14/1883 Indiana d. 5/18/1970 Hay Springs, NE | Katherine Hodge Smith b. 3/1845 Cootehill, Ireland d. 1/25/1913 Ishperring, MI | William Tipping b. 9/23/1844 Castledawson, Ireland d. 2/1923 | Clara Gustava Larson Larsdotter b. 7/1850 Sweden d. 1928 MI | Erick Wilhem Tryck b. 1/1846 Persberg, Sweden d. 8/7/1910 Tilden, MI | Tryck Side

3: Great Grandparents | Grandparents | Mom | Like branches on a tree, our lives may grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one. | Great Great Grandparents

4: William Oscar Tryck | Born April 9, 1915 in a tent in Ruby, a little town on the Yukon River in Alaska. He said that he was the first white child born in Ruby. | Bill and the Model A Ford his father bought in the summer of 1932. His father bought it for $400 so that Bill and Charlie could go to school in Matanuska. In 1932 Bill was a sophomore. and it was 10 miles from Wasilla to Matanuska. He would talk about how he liked to drive then because since there was no one on the road he could look while driving. | His mother with Bill in Ruby, 1915 | Bill raised Chinchilla rabbits and sold them for $10 a pair. | Bill hauling hay w/ Big Joe | In the fall of 1916 they came out from Ruby by dog team over the Iditarod Trail. | In the summer of 1967, the family went to Bassett, NE to visit family. Flo and Bill were riding horses. When the horses started to race back to the barn. Flo slid off but Bill was stuck. When the horse ran through the barn doors, Bill hit his shoulder and broke his collarbone after hitting the doorframe. There wasn't clearance for a rider on a horse, and though he ducked his head, he still got hurt. Bill wasn't able to young Bill sat behind Bill in the driver's seat and steered from the backseat. Young Bill didn't have a license or a permit. | Ruby, AK

5: Bill and Smokey at Railroad Depot in Wasilla | "In the winter I did a lot of playing around with the dogs. One day I decided I would like a big dog team, so I picked up all the loose dogs around town and hooked them all up to the sled, I put Big Joe in the lead. If they did not want to go, he would pull them along. It sure was fun having that big dog team, except for when I came back to town and the women caught me with their pet dogs in the team. I don't think I did it again. They kept a pretty good eye on me after that." | A highschool was put in Wasilla in 1933. "The teacher was Mr. Bixler who used to stand on cold mornings with his back to the 50 gal wood stove to take roll call while we would all sit in our seats and be very cold. So we thought that we should move him away from the stove and let us have some heat. So just before the 9 o'clock one morning we put a box of 22 shells in the stove. So after the bell rang he backed up against the stove and was calling the roll when the bullets started going off, he took off and forgot all about calling the roll. We all got a little scared but we knew what it was. None came through the stove, thank God." | "I met my future wife at a Grange Dinner held in the Wasilla Community Hall. I had come up from Anchorage and took my dad out to dinner. Flo Alice Dinkel was serving at the dinner. I almost floundered myself in coffee." They were married on June 5, 1949. | Bill broke his arms at work - he fixed heaters to warm up the military airplanes. - he got his arms caught up in the belts and both broke. Young Bill and Lucy tormented him by tickling him. | retirement party 5/1/1980

6: Oscar Tryck & Lillian Blanche Tipping | Oscar was born in Philipstad, Sweden October 21, 1879 and immigrated with his parents to the US in 1881. The landed on the East Coast and traveled by horse and wagon up to Ishpeming, MI, which was in the northern part of iron ore country. | When he as old enough he went to work at the iron mine for ten cents an hour for ten hours a day. Around the turn of the century he heard about Gold Rush in Dwason on the Kondike River so he started for Alaska and Canada with his brother Charlie. | They went up the Chilkoot Trail which was a 33 mile steep trail going straight up the mountain. They had areas to rest but you might have to wait awhile before you could start climbing again because there was an endless line coming up. Once he reached the top he would unload his pack in the snowbank and put up a marker so he could find it later and then he would return back down the mountain to get another load. It could take two weeks up to a month to get all of the supplies to the top. Each person had to have about one ton of supplies to pass the checkpoint and continue on. There was no danger of the supplies being stolen, because if they were caught that was the end of them. | Went back to Michigan to marry his childhood sweetheart Lillian Blanche Tipping on February 2, 1914. | William Edward - age 10 Lillian Blanche - age 12 12/5/1895 National MI | Blanche - 3yrs 6mo | After a winter back home in Michigan, he went back up to Skagway and sent his supplies on the train to Whitehorse. He and some of his friends walked the railroad tracks and at night they would crawl into a snow drift and sleet. At daylight they would continue walking on the railroad track; this is becasue they didn't have the money to spare for the train ride. For food they would cook up a pot of beans and bacon and freeze them...then when they got hungry they would chop off a chunk and eat it. | She was described as delicate by her oldest son, though her youngest remembers her differently. She was school teacher, and got her teaching credentials from Marquette, MI. She was a very strong willed lady and very involved in community activities. She was able to keep her two sons in white clothes in the Alaskan frontier, and liked the finer things like Irish lace and crystal. She also did a lot of fine needle work and was an excellent cook. She never could sit still, she was . always doing something. | The official reason for death was a brain hemorrhage. But other theories include a brain tumor or a stroke. Basically she died with a lot of blood coming from her ears.

7: Eventually Oscar said "that is was time to quit chasing around and get a steady job." Then he started working for the Alaska Road Commission by building trails and roads. | In the spring of 1919 he found out that the Alaska Railroad was coming by Wasilla he took the house down board by board and moved it from Knik to Wasilla by horse and wagon and rebuilt it. They lived in it for 46 yrs. | Oscar loved to pick berries, so he spent a lot of time in the summer picking berries. | Oscar and Bill on the trail | He would work in the mines around Dawson and then traveled on working his way down to Nome or St. Michael once he got some money. From there he would go back to Michigan. He made four trips like that all together. One winter he had to stay in Alaska because he just missed the last boat out of Nome, it was just steaming around the bend when he arrived on the dock. The name of the boat was the SS Princess Sophia and that boat went aground around Juneau in October 1918 and all 343 aboard were lost. | Little Susitna bridge, family outing 1923 | Blanche and Bill in Ruby | John, Jenny, August and Oscar | Blanche and Bill at Hatcher Pass

8: Erick Wilhem Tryck & Clara Gustava Larsdotter | Eric Wilhem and Clara Gustava with children: back - Julius, Charlie, Oscar, August front - Erick, John, Jenny, Clara | Clara and Jenny | Erick Wilhem | Jenny | Charles | Julius | John | Children: Carl Erick (Charles) - 8/17/1875 Sweden Anna Lovisa - 7/14/1877 Sweden (died) Oscar - 10/21/1879 Sweden Julies Hjalmar - 2/7/1884 MI August - 11/19/1887 MI John - 8/6/1890 MI Jenny Christina -12/1892 MI | Erick was a miner and lived with his Godfather, a blacksmith. He married Clara on 12/4/1874. They immigrated to New York in May of 1881 and then they went on to upper MI. | He wasn't talked about much. Sent the kids to work as soon as he could. | Oscar to the mines at 13 yrs old.

9: William Tipping & Katherine Hodge Smith | Katherine Hodge Smith | Children: Lillian Blanche - 4/13/1983 National Mine, MI William Edward - 5/16/1885 Ishpeming, MI | William immigrated in 1866 to the US. Katherine in 1861, both of them from Ireland. | William and Katherine | William Tipping with others | William married Katherine in 1876 | From the 1910 Federal Census when they were living in Michigan, it says that William worked as a contractor on houses.

10: Flo Alice Dinkel | Flo was born on August 20, 1930 in Hay Springs NE and died on April 11, 2009 in Anchorage, AK. The cause of death was gastric problems. | She laughed so hard when I asked her what was she doing on top of that pig. She said "Sitting." | 3 years old | 1947 | In November of 1936 they were in Lusk, Wyoming - one stop closer to Alaska. Flo was enrolled in the city school.. She said that she "was called a 'country hick,' so {she} hid during the school hours and played hooky." Audrey said that Flo would pack up her dolls and take her lunch every morning and then play under a bridge until the school ended for the day. She could see the school from her bridge so she knew when to head back home.. It took a while before the school checked up on her, by then her mother decided to keep her home and enroll her in 1st grade up in Alaska. | Children: William Eric - 11/18/1951 Anchorage, AK Lucretia Alice - 12/4/1953 Anchorage, AK Donna Jean - 1/24/1959 Anchorage, AK

11: Married Bill Tryck at the Dinkel home in Wasilla, AK. After the wedding they moved to Anchorage. | In Feb. 1951 they bought a home at 136 East 8th Street - a one room cabin - they added on. | 1953 | Flo was a family person she always happy when she was surrounded by her family and doing things for her family, like baking. At Christmas time she use to making matching dresses for the Tryck girls. She loved to bake her cinnamon rolls, a favorite. She made things because when she grew up during the depression they did not have enough money, but also she did it because to her, those things were special. Her knitting and handiwork were priceless were frequent Christmas gifts to the family. She could make her knit slippers in her sleep and she always had a stash on hand to give away. Flo had an amazing garden and in the summer you could always find her out their working in her garden. She loved the yard, but her real love was the flowers. You could always tell the people who know Flo from Wasilla they called her Flo Alice.

12: Harold Charles Dinkel & Frances Marian Cowan | Harold Charles Dinkel | Vern, Arden, Arla, & Harold | Frances was frail as a child, so her parents moved from Deweese, NE to Arkansas thinking that would didn't so they then moved to Belvidere, NE. Then when the roof blew off the schoolhouse they moved back near Deweese to Edgar because "Dad was a stickler for schooling." After a year they moved back to Deweese where her father was in practice. "In 1921 a sister Audrey was born - by this time Dad had a car but he always had trouble stopping. The car didn't understand 'whoa.'" | She got a teaching job in Lusk, WY in 1929, which is where she met Harold. They were married 2/24/1930 in Lusk. | "It was in the 30's, jobs, even farm jobs, were scarce and we didn't have money to rent a farm or even buy equipment." | "We were in the great depression and drought. No feed for livestock so the government bought up the livestock. Sheep sold for $3 a piece and great flocks were driven into ravens and killed. Pigs were slaughtered and left to lay." | A government agent, Stu Campbell, came to them in late August 1936 to talk to them about the possibility of Alaska. "He told us we probably were very acceptable except the normal size family they liked was four children. Smart aleck me, I told him we weren't going to knock one in the head like they did the pigs. He said 'with your spunk, you will make it.' We were to pay our own way and we signed our contract. We weren't told anything much but knew when we got to Ak we would have a house to live in and a 30K debt and we were to be ready to go in mid October." | Dressed for town Harnagel place Lusk, WY Harold, Frances holding Joyce Flo, Donald, & Lad in front | Frances recalls her 1st date with Harold while she was boarding at McLain's, where he was a ranch hand. He came in and asked the McLain's if he could use their car to take the school marm to the movie. He never did ask her for a date.

13: It wasn't until Feb 1937 when they were told to proceed to Seattle. "Our goodbyes had all been said shortly after we had made the decision, so now we were actually on our way. No regrets really, but lots of sadness. We really didn't kknow what was a head of us. Would we ever see our families again? It must have been the same feelings the early pioneers had as they moved westward." | They took the train from Arin Junction to Seattle. "What a relief to finally board the train with five sleepy cranky kids. All our meals were eaten on the train - friends and neighbors had made lots of sandwiches. The days were spent reading to the kids - coloring and kids moving around. We were tankful not many people were on the train so they could move around all through the car. How good it was to get off the train in Seattle at the end of the third day." | "We were in Seattle five or six days. We would walk around town a little, when we were tired we would go to a matinee for 10 cents a piece and the kids were all free. For our meals, we ate two meals a day and each one of us split our meal with the kids. The rest of the time we drank milk and ate bananas. The longshoremen strike was just over and the markets had bananas for 5 cents per dozen depending on size. They had to get rid of them which certainly helped us. I don't think I ever ate so many bananas since that time." | "Finally it was time to get on the Alaska steamship. A really different experience. We had two rooms close together. We had all our meals at the second setting with the kids. So during the first dinner hours, we would take the kids up on the deck and let them romp and play around. l pretty good sailors till we were crossing the Gulf of Alaska. It got pretty rough and the kids began to get sick. We were laying of the bunks watching them push each other away from the pan they were throwing up in. The next thing we knew we were down there with them. As I remember, we only had that one day and we didn't miss too many meals or feed too many fish." They were on the ship for nine days until they docked in Seward. | WHEREAS the COLONIST and his family desire to join the Matanuska Valley Colonization Project in the Matanuska Valley of the Territory of Alaska and to settle on tillable land there in order to obtain subsistence and gainful employment from the soil and coordinated enterprises, establish a home, and enjoy the benefit of the rural community now being established through said colonization project. | Moved into the house on tract No. 14 on 2/24/1938 for 9 yrs until they brought other land close by. | The family had to do a lot to make it in Alaska. The boys got firewood, laid trapline, went hunting. The girls scrubbed floors, dishes and carried water from the creek to the house for everybody with 5 gallon drums. They all went fishing. They got power to there home Dec. 1947. To them it was "like moving forward a hundred years out of the past." Harold drove the school bus and worked for the Railroad.

14: Harold was the organized person in the family. He kept the weather station for over 30 years and he would always to out and check the weather twice a day. When he died Frances took it over. Frances was a great cook and would always welcome people with a meal and a friendly smile. They were both actively involved in the community, with both the church and the Pioneers. You could not go downtown with either one of them without running into someone that they knew and who would want to stop and talk to them. Last but not least they were happily married for over 50 years.

15: Children: Flo Alice - 8/20/1930 Hay Springs, Nebraska Donald Harper - 12/17/1931 Hay Springs, Nebraska Francis Harold (Lad) - 4/5/1933 Deweese, Nebraska Joyce Arlene - 8/4/1934 Lusk, Wyoming Gene Arden - 6/29/1936 Lusk, Wyoming Audrey Lucretia - 8/27/1941 Palmer, AK

16: August Julius Dinkel & Agnes Magdelena Wehenkel | Uncle Henry Hanson and August Dinkel after a day of fishing | August and Agnes | August Dinkel was able to play the fiddle. He played at the Community Hall but he perfered to play at the Wasilla bar. He could play everything from classical to country music like 'Turkey in the Straw." He also had pretty hair, as described by Audrey. She said that it was wavy, thick white hair, and that the only one that inherited his hair was Lad. | Lad, Uncle Bert, Bud, Don August, Uncle Happy | August married Agnes on 9/22/1908 in Madison Nebraska. In 1918 they moved from Madison to Hay Springs, where they made their home on a farm. | Children: Harold Charles - 11/11/1909 Meadow Grove, NE John Vernon Christian - 12/25/1910 NE Arletta M - 1913 Arden E. - 1916

17: Harold Charles Dinkel b. 11/11/1909 Meadow Grove, NE d. 6/24/1989 Wasilla, AK | Agnes Magdelena Wehenkel b. 10/15/1889 Nebraska d. 11/22/1926 Hay Springs, NE | August Julius Dinkel d. 4/14/1883 Indiana d. 5/18/1970 Hay Springs, NE | Alice Josephine Utter b. 7/4/1867 Madison, WI d. 1/5/1963 Madison, NE | Henry Ludwig Wehenkel b. 3/8/1861 Joliet, IL d. 12/1945 Madison, NE | Anna Barbara Fuchshuber b. 7/27/1839 Mittelfranken, Germany d. 12/27/1891 Holmes, FL | Johann Christian Dinkel b. 12/24/1830 Mittelfranken, Germany d. 5/31/1917 Madison, NE | Mary Christina Messerschmidt b. 12/1840 Germany d. 2/8/1917 Madison, NE | William Henry Utter b. 5/4/1831 Orange, NY d. 12/28/1911 Madison, NE | Magdaline Detsel b. Germany d. Joliet, IL | Joseph Wehenkel b. Germany d. 1867 Joliet, IL | Eva Barbara Schaef b. Bayern, Germany d. 8/24/1883 Allen, IN | Johann Adam Fuchshuber b. 1805 Bayern, Germany d. 8/16/1883 Allen, IN | Anna Maria Ruhl Ruhel b. abt 1803 Weihersehneid, Germany d. 5/20/1835 Bayern, Germany | George Jacob Dinkel b. 7/27/1803 Bayern, Germany d. 1/2/1866 Zimersdorf, Germany

18: Agnes (back) Alice Wehenkel Utter Mary Utter Harold Dinkel | Children: Charles Henry - died in infancy (1st wife) Oscar - died 3/27/1905 (1st wife) Nellie - (2nd wife ~ Mary) Alice Josephine - (2nd wife ~ Mary) | William Henry Utter moved from New York to WI at the age of 18 years. He was a soldier of the Union Army during the Civil War. He enlisted on 9/15/1862 in Co B, 11th Wisconsin Volunteers and was honorably discharged from the service on 6/6/1865. | Because he was a Civil War veteran, he acquired his farm by a Soldier's Homestead claim - he took part in the march of General Sherman to the sea. They lived in a sod house.. He was employed in the Scheeler Meat Market for many years. | Henry Ludwig Wehenkel married Alice Wehenkel Utter on April 16, 1885 | Henry and Alice with children about 1893 Alice (on father's lap), Margaret (standing b/w parents), Agnes(seated), Sophia (held by mother) and Josephine | Once, while Alice was a young bride, she was busy with her housework and when she turned she saw a large Indian peering in the window watching her. Being frightened she grabbed the broom, the Indian left in a hurry. She said that her heart skipped a beat that day. | Children: Margaret - 5/1886 William HG - 2/1899 Josephine - 5/1888 Aaron C - 8/16/1901 Agnes - 10/15/1889 Frances Evelyn - 1904 Sophia Rosella - 7/1892 Eva - 1906 Josephine - 5/1888 Henry - 1908 Anna E. - 3/1896 Leana - 1910 Leona - 1911 | Henry was very handy with carpenter tools and finished building his barn the morning of the blizzard of 1881. He made many trips to Columbus for supplies, taking a load of grain over and returning with groceries and other supplies. | He married Mary Christina Messerschmidt on 12/21/1865. | In 1872 they moved from WI to NE. They made the trip in a covered wagon, Alice was 5 yrs old. The first night in NE they spent it near the Indian camp by the creek.

19: Johan Christian Dinkel Born: December 25, 1830 in Middle of Franconia (Wieseth), Bavaria (Germany) Came to US in 1843 Died: May 31, 1917 | Married to Anna Barbara Fuchshuber on August 1, 1858 She was born: July 24, 1839 in Rockingen, Bavaria (Germany) Died: December 27, 1891 in Holmes, Florida | Children: John Friedrich (Fred, Fritz) - 8/21/1859 Johann Karl (John Charles, Charles) - 12/20/1860 Maria Margaretha (Mary Margaret) - 5/6/1863 John Thomas - 9/5/1865 Wilhelmina (Minnie) - 9/13/1867 William Adam - 7/14/1869 Rossina Elizabeth (Lizzie) - 6/22/1871 Eva Margaret (Maggie) - 4/14/1873 Martin - 3/9/1875 Maria Louisa Carolina (Carrie) - 1/4/1877 George Christian - 2/11/1879 Phillip Gottlieb - died in infancy August Julius - 4/14/1883

20: Samuel Harper Cowan & Lucretia Randolf Bures | back row left to right: Richard, Theodore, Louis, Alfred front row left to right: Rudolph, Herman, Lucretia, Oscar 12 Aug 1891, probably Edgar, Nebraska | Lucretia's mother had been using the same christening dress for each of her babies, and decided that after 9 boys the dress was pretty worn out. She made a new one...and than had a girl. | She had 4 black cats, as a child, that she would make sit on some stools while she taught school to them. | He was named Samuel for his grandfather and Harper for his grandmother's maiden name | Samuel and Lucretia married on 8/5/1905 in Edgar, NE. | He had 500 flu cases during the epidemic of 1918 and only lost 1 patient.

21: Frances Marion Cowan b. 4/29/1908 Deweese, NE d. 12/21/2000 Wasilla, AK | Lucretia Randolf Bures b. 11/11/1881 Clay, NE d. 10/1/1959 Riverton, NE | Samuel Harper Cowan b. 2/9/1868 Monmouth, IL d. 6/30/1929 NE | Ida Serini b. 12/21/1844 Belleville, IL d. 6/12/1907 Edgar, NE | Peter F Bures b. 8/21/1825 Kaschenbach, Germany d. 2/7/1910 Deweese, NE | Sarah Jane Patterson b. 9/5/1847 IL d. 10/7/1919 | James Marion Cowan b. 8/14/1842 IA d. 5/1/1915 Lucas, IA | Amanda Bertha Clara Putsch b. 10/16/1822 Saxony, Germany d. 12/18/1904 Edgar, NE | Christopher Edward Serini b. 9/22/1807 Frankfurt am Main, Germany d. 6/16/1892 Edgar, NE | Maria Katharina Hastert b. 1791 Kaschenbach, Germany d. | Peter Bures b. 6/10/1791 Oberweis, Germany d. | Eleanor Harper b. 1815 PN d. | Samuel Henderson Patterson b. 1805 Somerset, PN d. | Martha Winifred Chastain b. 3/29/1813 Bath, KY d. 8/25/1851 IA | David J Cowan b. 7/31/1814 Henry, KY d. 7/15/1881 Euraka Springs, AR

22: Peter Bures immigrated to the US in 1854. "The beginning of this story as far as we are presently concerned, starts with the disinclination of one Peter Bures of Kaschenbach, Germany born August 21, 1825, to remain in that militaristic country and serve his stint in the army, and then begin the usual economic struggle of trying to make a living in what seemed to him an already over-crowded situation. Not too much is now recalled about his early life, but we know that he came to the United States when about 18, found his way to Illinois and was soon engaged in farming." It is said that he deserted the Kaiser's army after receiving a sabre wound in manoeuvres and he refused to tell his sons of his birthplace for many years for fear of being repatriated. | Christopher Edward Serini Born: 9/22/1807 in Frankfert-am-Main, Germany Immigrated to US in 1834 Died: 6/16/1892 in Edger, NE | Amanda Bertha Clara Putch Born: 10/16/1822 Saxony, Germany Immigrated to the US in 1836 Died: 12/18/1904 Edgar, NE | Married on 7/3/1839 in Belleville, IL Children: Elizabeth - 2/13/1840 Belleville, IL Maria - 12/9/1851 St. Charles, MO Mary - 9/29/1841 Belleville, IL Jennie - 8/19/1855 Elsah, IL Ida - 12/21/1844 Belleville, IL Charlotte - 7/20/1856 Elsah, IL(died young 10) Sophia - 7/10/1846 Belleville, IL (died young-13) Emilie - 9/15/1857 Elsah, IL Henrietta - 3/21/1848 St. Charles, MO Laura - 9/2/1861 Elsah, IL Otto - 2/11/1850 St. Charles, MO John Wm Phillip - 1/7/1864 Elash, IL(died young 23) | Children: Herman Simon - 8/21/1861 Jersey Co, IL Louis Oswald - 7/31/1864 Jersey Co, IL Rudolph Adolphus - 3/24/1866 Jersey Co, IL Theodore Leander - 12/11/1867 Jersey Co, IL Oscar Ludwich - 3/11/1870 Jersey Co, IL Richard Lee - 6/16/1873 Edgar, NE Alfred Edward - 3/23/1876 Edgar, NE Lucretia Randolf - 11/18/1881 Edgar, NE Myrtle Forcade - 10/19/1889 adopted, died age 11 | Christopher and Bertha Serini with eight of their children taken about July 3, 1889 in Edgar, NE (back row left to right: Jennie, Ida, Bertha, Otto, Emilie, Laura front row left to right: Elizabeth, Christopher, Bertha, Mary) | He and his young family went by wagon train from Illinois to EClay County, Neb. in 1872 and homestead a quarter section where there was nothing but a buffalo wallow. They farmed there until 1892 or 1893 when he moved to Edgar Nebraska. He lived there until his death, February 7, 1910." We do not know where he first settled but during the Civil War he was a Postmaster in Illinois across the river from St. Louis. We are not sure of the name of the town but both Alton and Boody were referred to in some papers. It may have been one of these. | Peter married Ida Serini in 1860 in Jersey Co, IL..

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