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Joseph, David - Biography

The Descendants of William and Annie Joseph

Descendants of David H. and Sarah (Clement) Joseph

 

The family moved to Trumbull County, Ohio, about 1869  (son-in-law Robert Lewis was naturalized there) before heading west.  This area was another coal mining region, and the family must have dreamed of a better life than that offered in industrial Ohio.  In the spring of 1870 they decided to head west to homestead on the new lands of Nebraska. Robert and Ann Lewis (with four young children including newly-born Lydia) and brother William Lewis (with wife Mary and newly-born Lizzie) were ready to leave Ohio behind and face the unknown.  David and the older sons David D., Lorenzo, and Joseph joined Robert and William Lewis on the long journey to Nebraska.  Sarah and the younger children remained in Ohio for the time being.

 

The 1870 census for Platte County, Nebraska, shows David and son David D. farming in Joliet Township near Postville.  Although sons Lorenzo and Joseph were not listed in the census, they certainly WERE in Platte County in early 1870.  On March 1st, 1870, son Lorenzo paid $300 to Charles Hughes for 320 acres near Postville.  In fact, all of this land was owned by the U.S. Government at the time, and half would later be deeded by the government to the Union Pacific Railroad.  The other half would be homesteaded by brothers Joseph and Lorenzo.  On April 12, 1870, David and sons Lorenzo, David D., and Joseph visit the County Clerk at Columbus and file applications 1215 through 1218 for homesteads.  The following month, on May 27th, 1870, the Josephs traveled to the land office at Grand Island, Nebraska, and each paid the $14 required to officially register his homestead.

 

David and the boys returned to Ohio for Sarah and the younger children, and the entire family is listed in the 1870 census (with David identified as a “coal digger”) for Hubbard Township, Trumbull County, Ohio.  The Trumbull County census was taken several months later than the Platte County census, which accounts for the oddity of being listed in two censuses in the same year.  (Lorenzo is next door at the time the census taker came.)  The youngest daughter Ann, three years old at the time of the census, does not appear in any future records.

 

The family moved to Nebraska and David began building a home for them.  On November 2nd, 1876, David filed proof that he was entitled to the homestead.  Two witnesses swore that David lived on the property since May 27th, 1870, that he built a sod house 16x26 feet in size with one door and three windows; that he plowed 35 acres and set out three acres of trees; and that he built a sod stable 18x40 feet in size with a 20x50 foot corral.  He also dug a well.

 

The following year, on March 1, 1877, David and sons David D., Lorenzo, and Joseph were given full title to their homesteads.  One home housed the entire Joseph family.  The Walker Road, running from southwest to northeast along the northern bank of Shell Creek, roughly bisected the lands of David and son David D.  In 1875 David and his three older sons were among the petitioners, led by Robert Lewis, for the county to build a new road running north-south between section boundaries.  This road, called the “Lewis Road”, originally ran for three miles – from the northern lot line of David D. Joseph’s property to the southern boundary of the Owen Parry farm – south of where the Postville Welsh Church stands today.

 

Three years later, in April of 1880, David added to his land to the south by buying the 40 northern acres of son-in law Robert Lewis’s land for $120.  The 1880 Platte County census shows David as a 58-year-old farmer.  Sarah was 55 years old and there were five children living at home: David, age 32, Lorenzo, age 30, Joseph, age 28, Sarah, age 24, and William, age 19.  None of the Josephs could read or write English.

 

Over the next five years Lorenzo, Joseph, and Sarah marry and leave the house; in fact, Lorenzo and Sarah had a double wedding.  Sons David D. and William stayed with their parents and never married.

 

In 1884 the First Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Church (Postville Welsh Church) building was erected.  David, Sarah, and sons David D., Joseph, and William are all buried in the cemetery there.

 

The farm did well enough that on April 3rd, 1886, David bought another 80 acres from the Union Pacific Railroad for $320 – expanding his holdings to the east side of the Lewis Road.  The map on page 206 shows the 640 acres near Postville eventually owned by David Joseph, sons David D., Lorenzo, and Joseph, and son-in-law Robert Lewis.

 

During the summer of 1890, David fell ill.  He knew he didn’t have much longer to live and, on June 28th, signed his last will and testament in a shaky hand.  Three days after signing the will, David died at his home.  He was almost 70 years old.  He is buried in the cemetery of the Postville Welsh Church. 

 

The will left everything to his wife, Sarah.  After her death, sons David D. and William, still living at home and expected to care for their mother, received the bulk of the estate.  Daughter Ann received $5, while Joseph, Lorenzo, and daughter Sarah got $50 each.

Sarah acted as executrix of her husband’s estate.  The inventory taken after David’s death revealed the harshness of farm life in Platte County in the late 1800s.  Of the 200 acres owned by David H. Joseph, only 52 were under cultivation.  Livestock consisted of horses, a few milking cows, and some hogs and sheep.  The farm was structured only to satisfy the needs of the Joseph family – not to produce something like beef cattle or a cash crop that could be sold on the open market.

 

In 1894 son Lorenzo was divorced from wife Hannah (Johnson) and left his ex-wife and five children to fend for themselves.  He headed for Canada and was never heard from again.  Neighbor Arthur Smith and his wife Sarah (almost certainly Hannah’s sister) were appointed as guardians of Lorenzo’s five children in February of 1894.  The next year his ex-wife Hannah remarried – Sylvester Nott was her new husband.  The children, however, remain with Arthur and Sarah Smith.  Hannah and Sylvester sell Lorenzo’s 80 acres to C. J. Garlow on January 10th, 1896.

 

Sarah dies on March 3rd, 1899.  Sarah did not have a will, and the terms of David’s will were now valid.  Of David H. Joseph’s 200 acres, David D. got 60 acres and William 140.  Since David D. already had 80 acres, both sons now had 140 acres.  On March 30th, Joseph Joseph filed a complaint in County Court alleging that his brothers David D. and William concealed property and information about Sarah’s wishes for disposition of her estate.  The administrator, William R. Jones, was empowered by the court to sell the personal property and did so on June 3rd, 1899.  The sale brought $722.25.

 

Related to this, Arthur Smith, guardian of Lorenzo’s children, petitioned the County Court on December 6th, 1899, to recover the $50 due Lorenzo according to the terms of David H. Joseph’s will (the money had never been paid Lorenzo).  In addition, Mr. Smith asked for $2000 to help defray his child care expenses as guardian of the children.  The court agreed to the payment of $50, but not to the additional $2000.  Eventually the Smiths moved back to Canada along with the four youngest Joseph children.  Oldest daughter Lottie M. Joseph stayed in Platte County.

 

On February 3rd, 1900, Joseph Joseph sold his 80-acre homestead to his wife, Rachel, for $2400.  Joseph died in 1914.

 

David D. Joseph died on December 15, 1915.  His will gave $500 to his sister, Sarah Folliot.  $5 is bequeathed to missing brother Lorenzo, and David’s remaining personal property, including his 140 acres of land, goes to brother William, who was appointed executor.  William died on June 11th, 1923, without a will.  The assets were divided according to the rules of the court.  This resulted in sister Ann (Joseph) Lewis’s nine children each receiving a 1/36th share, brother Lorenzo’s five children (most now living in Canada) each receiving a 1/20th share, brother Joseph’s three children each receiving a 1/12th share, and sister Sarah (Joseph) Folliot receiving a 1/4th share of the estate.  Since the land alone was worth about $30,000 and William had personal property, mostly certificates of deposit, worth another $30,000, this resulted in a substantial estate at the time.  Robert Lewis, son of Robert and Ann (Joseph) Lewis, is appointed executor of the estate and asked the court to make a partial distribution of $24,000 while the entire value of the estate was being determined.  Later in 1923, the court asked an appraiser to determine the value of the estate, which was set at $65,193.66 after expenses.  On February 26th, 1924, the court authorized a partial payment of $22,000 to be divided among the heirs.

 

On July 7th, 1924, Rachel Joseph deeds the original Joseph Joseph homestead of 80 acres to her three surviving children – William E. Joseph, Frank Joseph, and Jennie Fry.  The only stipulation is that the children are to pay her $500 in yearly rent.

 

Lottie M. (Joseph) Bacon, the oldest of Lorenzo’s children (and who had stayed in Platte County), filed suit in District Court to have the William Joseph property sold at auction so that the sale proceeds could be divided among the heirs.  This was done on December 15th, 1925 – more than 2 ½ years after William’s death.  The 80 acres east of the Lewis Road were sold to Edward H. Foltz for $7,040.  The 160 acres comprising the original homesteads of David H. Joseph and David D. Joseph, along with the 40 acres bought from Robert Lewis, were sold to Joseph Joseph’s children William E. Joseph, Frank Joseph, and Jennie (Joseph) Fry for $26,400.  The proceeds from the land sale were finally divided among the Joseph heirs.

 

An entry dated August 14, 1932, in the Postville Welsh Church records noted the following event:

 

Baptised to the Christian faith

 

Mrs. Jennie Drawbaugh [daughter of Joseph and Rachel Joseph]

Mr. Robert Walter Drawbaugh

Mr. Harry Fry

Mr. William Joseph [son of Joseph Joseph]

Mr. Frank Joseph [son of Joseph Joseph]

Mrs. Sarah Turthen

 

The two farm properties remained in the hands of the Joseph Joseph children until April 3rd, 1959, when the 80-acre Joseph Joseph homestead was sold to Edward Slovinski.  On December 22nd, 1964, the 200 acres which had belonged to David H. Joseph and son David D., including the original 80-acre homestead of David H. and Sarah Joseph, was sold to Norbert and Betty Zoucha.  For the first time in more than 95 years, no Joseph owned land in Joliet Township.

 

FOURTH GENERATION

 

Children of David Henry and Sarah (Clement) Joseph

 

4.0.0.0  ANN JOSEPH           

B. July 8, 1845 (Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, Wales)

D. October 18, 1914 (Columbus, Platte County, Nebraska)

M. ROBERT LEWIS July 13, 1861 (Minersville, Meigs County, Ohio)

            B. ca. 1839 (Wales)

            D. April 16, 1912 (Columbus, Platte County, Nebraska)

C. 1.1.3.1.1 LORENZO

     1.1.3.1.2 ROBERT

     1.1.3.1.3 DAVID

     1.1.3.1.4 LYDIA

     1.1.3.1.5 HARRIET

     1.1.3.1.6 DIANNA

     1.1.3.1.7 MARTHA JANE

     1.1.3.1.8 FRANCIS

     1.1.3.1.9 JOHN

     1.1.3.1.10 WILLIAM

     1.1.3.1.11 SARAH ANNA

     1.1.3.1.12 ELIZABETH

     1.1.3.1.13 Baby Girl

     Three others

 

ANN and ROBERT moved to Nebraska with her father, DAVID HENRY JOSEPH, and homesteaded next door to the Joseph farm.  ROBERT is listed in the 1900 Platte County census as having entered the U.S. in 1859; wife ANN’s immigration date is listed as 1860.  ROBERT’S mother HARRIET from Wales, listed as 79 years old, was living with the family in the 1885 special Platte County census.  In addition to the thirteen children listed, three other children died young and are buried near Postville in Platte County.

 

5.0.0.0  DAVID D. JOSEPH

B. July 7, 1849 (Wales)

D. December 15, 1915 (Postville, Platte County, Nebraska)

 

DAVID D. was listed with his father in the 1870 Platte County, Nebraska, census.  He farmed the land next to his father’s.  DAVID and brother WILLIAM ran the Joseph farm after the deaths of their parents.  DAVID is listed as a landowner in the 1899 Plat Book of Platte County.  WILLIAM listed DAVID’S birthdate as March, 1848, in the 1900 Platte County census for Joliet Township.    DAVID’s U.S. immigration date is given as 1860.  According to the census, DAVID owned a farm free of mortgage and could not read or write.  Several other Welsh farmers owned neighboring farms.  The 1900 census also shows 24-year-old Peter Sehncore, a farm laborer born in Wisconsin of German parents, working on the Joseph farm.  DAVID is buried in the First Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Cemetery in Platte County, Nebraska.  

 

6.0.0.0  LORENZO JOSEPH

B. October, 1851 (Penydarren, Glamorganshire, Wales)

D. Date Unknown

M. HANNAH JOHNSON August 31, 1882 (Park Hill Farm, Platte County, Nebraska)

            B. ca. 1856 (Canada)

            D. Date Unknown

C. 1.1.3.3.1 LOTTIE M.

     1.1.3.3.2 Unknown Girl

     1.1.3.3.3 JENNIE E.

     1.1.3.3.4 ANNA L.

     1.1.3.3.5 ESTELLA L.

     1.1.3.3.6 DAVID H.

 

LORENZO homesteaded 80 acres directly east of his brother JOSEPH’S land.  LORENZO had a double wedding with sister SARAH.  LORENZO and HANNAH divorced about 1894.  LORENZO left Platte County about that time, reportedly went to Canada, and was never heard from again.  He was declared legally dead by the Platte County Court in 1924.  HANNAH remarried SYLVESTOR NOTT on December 7th, 1895, and sold the 80 acres.  The children of LORENZO and HANNAH were shown in the 1900 Platte County census living with neighbor ARTHUR SMITH and his wife SARAH – almost certainly HANNAH’s sister.  LOTTIE, the oldest child, remained in Platte County, but ARTHUR, SARAH, and the four younger children moved to Caledonia, Ontario, Canada.

 

7.0.0.0  JOSEPH JOSEPH

B. January 7, 1854 (Penydarren, Glamorganshire, Wales)

D. March 28, 1914 (Columbus, Platte County, Nebraska)

M. RACHEL KRIEGER 1881 (Newton, Jasper County, Iowa)

            B. December 8, 1864 (Pennsylvania)

            D. January 27, 1933 (Columbus, Platte County, Nebraska)

C. 1.1.3.4.1 SARAH

     1.1.3.4.2 WILLIAM

     1.1.3.4.3 DAVID H.

     1.1.3.4.4 FRANK

     1.1.3.4.5 JENNIE

 

After moving West to Nebraska in 1870, JOSEPH homesteaded 80 acres.  JOSEPH lived in Newton, Iowa, for a short time and married there before moving back to Platte County.  JOSEPH is listed as a landowner in the 1899 Plat Book of Platte County.  JOSEPH and his family are listed in the 1900 census for Joliet Township, Platte County, Nebraska.  JOSEPH is farming south of Shell Creek directly south of ROBERT LEWIS’S land and near the original Joseph homestead.  He listed his birthdate as January, 1852.  The census indicated he owned his farm free of mortgage and couldn’t read or write.  JOSEPH left the farm to move into Columbus after an apple core stuck in his throat in December of 1912.  A tumor developed and even a trip to the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota could not improve the situation.  He subsisted on liquid food for a number of months and the last four weeks of his life was kept alive only by injections of nutrients.  He died at his home on West 16th Street in Columbus.  The 1914 Tax List for Platte County indicates that RACHEL, after JOSEPH’S death, owns property with an assessed value of $410 in Columbus, Nebraska.  She had turned the farm over to her children by that time.  RACHEL also died painfully, from complications from amputating her leg following contracting gangrene in her foot.  JOSEPH and RACHEL are both buried in the First Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Cemetery in Platte County.

 

8.0.0.0  SARAH JOSEPH

B. June, 1855 (Penydarren, Glamorganshire, Wales)

D. 1931

M. WILLIAM H. FOLLIOTT August 31, 1882 (Park Hill Farm, Platte County, Nebraska)

            B. ca. 1855 (Illinois)

            D. 1947

C. Unknown

 

SARAH had a double wedding with brother LORENZO.  WILLIAM FOLLIOTT was the son of George H. Folliott and Margaret R. Stooky.  SARAH and WILLIAM are buried in the Elmwood Cemetery in Wagoner County, Oklahoma.

 

9.0.0.0  WILLIAM JOSEPH

B. April 2, 1862 (Minersville, Meigs County, Ohio)

D. June 11, 1923 (Pasadena, Los Angeles County, California)

 

WILLIAM and his brother DAVID are listed on the Joseph farm in the 1900 Platte County, Nebraska, census. WILLIAM listed his birthdate as February, 1862, in the 1900 Platte County census for Joliet Township.  The U.S. immigration date is given as 1860.  According to the census, WILLIAM. owned a farm free of mortgage and could not read or write.  Several other Welsh farmers owned neighboring farms.  WILLIAM is mentioned in the February 12, 1902, Columbus Journal as having attended the funeral of a neighbor, Mrs. John Deegan.  WILLIAM is listed as the owner of his father’s homestead in the Platte County Atlas of 1923 (brother DAVID had died by that time.)  WILLIAM’s remains were returned to Nebraska after his death and he is buried in the First Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Cemetery in Platte County.

 

10.0.0.0                      ANN JOSEPH

B. ca. 1867 (Ohio)

D. Before November, 1876

 

ANN appears in the 1870 Trumbull County, Ohio, census.

 

FIFTH GENERATION

 

Children of Robert and Ann (Joseph) Lewis

 

4.0.0.0.0        LORENZO LEWIS

B. 1864 (Minersville, Meigs County, Ohio)

D.     After 1914

M. FANNIE 1891

C. Two

 

LORENZO was a truck farmer.  He was living in Monroe, Nebraska, in 1914.

 

5.0.0.0.0        ROBERT LEWIS

B. March 24, 1865 (Minersville, Meigs County, Ohio)

D. July 10, 1925 (Humphrey, Platte County, Nebraska)

M. ANNA S. 1893

            B. January, 1874 (Nebraska)

            D. Between 1914 and 1930

C. 1.1.3.1.2.1 CARL A.

     1.1.3.1.2.2 EARL R.

     1.1.3.1.2.3 VERN W.

     1.1.3.1.2.4 ERVIN E.

     1.1.3.1.2.5 RAYMOND L.

     1.1.3.1.2.6 LUCILLE

     1.1.3.1.2.7 MINNIE A.

4.0.0.0  2.8 ALVIN

4.0.0.0.0.0  ESTHER

1.1.3.1.2.10 ANNA MAE

 

ROBERT was a barber – the first barber in Humphrey, Nebraska.  He opened his shop in 1886 and was living at 564 S. Oak St. in 1900.  ROBERT was the executor of his uncle’s (William Joseph) estate after William’s death in 1923.  ANNA is listed in the 1930 Hoffhine’s Columbus, Nebraska Directory under Platte County Rural Personal Taxpayers in Humphrey (ROBERT is not listed).  ANNA was the daughter of German parents.  ROBERT and ANNA are buried in the Humphrey City Cemetery.

 

6.0.0.0.0        DAVID LEWIS

B. 1867 (Minersville, Meigs County, Ohio)

A.     After 1914

M. MAGGIE

C. Unknown

 

DAVID was a farmer.  He was living in Spencer, Nebraska, in 1915.

 

7.0.0.0.0        LYDIA LEWIS

B. 1869 (Minersville, Meigs County, Ohio)

A.     After 1914

M. GUS MERRICK

C. Two

 

The family lived near Osmond, Nebraska.

 

8.0.0.0.0        HARRIET LEWIS

B. March, 1871 (Postville, Platte County, Nebraska)

D.     After 1914

M. JAMES LEGGET 1897

C. Five

 

JAMES was a farmer in Platte County.

 

9.0.0.0.0        DIANNA LEWIS

B. 1872 (Postville, Platte County, Nebraska)

D.     After 1885 (Postville, Platte County, Nebraska)

 

DIANNA is shown living with her parents in the 1880 and 1885 Platte County censuses.

 

10.0.0.0.0    MARTHA JANE LEWIS

B. 1874 (Postville, Platte County, Nebraska)

D.     After 1885 (Postville, Platte County, Nebraska)

 

MARTHA JANE is shown living with her parents in the 1880 and 1885 Platte County censuses.

 

11.0.0.0.0    FRANCIS LEWIS

B. January 15, 1875 (Postville, Platte County, Nebraska)

D.     After 1914

M. STELLA 1897

C. Six

 

FRANCIS (or FRANK) was a farmer in Pierre, Wayne County, Nebraska.

 

12.0.0.0.0    JOHN H. LEWIS

B. March 15, 1877 (Postville, Platte County, Nebraska)

D.     January 14, 1936 (Platte County, Nebraska)

M. CATHERINE (KITTIE) 1900

            B. March 18, 1879 (Wisconsin)

            D. March 20, 1965 (Platte County, Nebraska)

C. 1.1.3.1.9.1 RAYMOND

     1.1.3.1.9.2 PLOWIN

     1.1.3.1.9.3 VERNA

     1.1.3.1.9.4 CATHERINE

     1.1.3.1.9.5 MABLE

 

JOHN was listed as a farm laborer in the 1900 Platte County census.  He was living with his wife, KITTIE, at the home of his parents.  KITTIE’s father was born in Wales and her mother in Wisconsin.  JOHN is listed along with his wife and family in the 1923 Farmer’s Directory for Joliet Township.  He was farming 80 acres.  JOHN became a farmer near Belvedere, Platte County.  JOHN, CATHERINE, and MABLE are all buried in the Postville Welsh Church cemetery, Platte County.

 

13.0.0.0.0    WILLIAM LEWIS

B. January, 1878 (Postville, Platte County, Nebraska)

D.     After 1914

M. GRACE 1906

C. One

 

WILLIAM was a farmer near Belvedere, Platte County.

 

14.0.0.0.0    SARAH ANNA LEWIS

B. December, 1878 (Postville, Platte County, Nebraska)

D.     After 1914

M. JOHN FITZSIMMONS

C. Unknown

 

SARAH was working as a servant in 1900.  She and her husband later moved to California.

 

15.0.0.0.0    Baby Girl LEWIS

B. abt. 1883 (Postville, Platte County, Nebraska)

D.     abt. May 23, 1883 (Postville, Platte County, Nebraska)

 

This daughter died at a young age.  A notice of her death appeared in the Columbus Journal on May 23, 1883:

 

LEWIS and RIVET--Our Shell Creek correspondent's letter comes too late for insertion in full. We quote the following paragraph: "Mr. Robt. Lewis lost one of his children, the smallest one, but not the least in the parents' affections. County Commissioner Rivet also lost his grown up son Patrick, a young man of some education, refinement, and much promise. Thus two of our good neighbors have been sorely afflicted. Every one sympathizes with them."

 

16.0.0.0.0    ELIZABETH LEWIS

B. March, 1884 (Postville, Platte County, Nebraska)

D.     After 1923

M. HENRY ALBERS 1908

            B. January 18, 1885 (Platte County, Nebraska)

            D. After 1942

C. 1.1.3.1.13.1 ROBERT H.

     1.1.3.1.13.2 CARROLL L.

     1.1.3.1.13.3 CATHERINE A.

     1.1.3.1.13.4 WALTER F.

     1.1.3.1.13.5 ALLEN D.

 

ELIZABETH (LIZZIE) was listed as a “servant” in the 1900 Platte County Census.  She was living with her parents.  HENRY is listed in the 1901 School Census for Platte County.  Shortly before her marriage, she helped provide the music for a funeral at the Methodist Episcopal Church in Columbus, according to the Columbus Journal of July 22, 1908.  The October 7, 1908 Columbus Journal lists the issuance of a marriage license for HENRY, 23 and LIZZIE, 24.  HENRY was first a carpenter in Columbus, Nebraska, and later a farmer in Platte County and South Dakota.  HENRY, ELIZABETH, and family are listed in the Farmer’s Directory of Lost Creek Township, Platte County, in 1923 farming 160 acres.  HENRY is also listed in the Lost Creek Farmer’s Directory of 1942.  The name of their farm, located near Platte Center, was “Rose Valley”.  Eventually the family moved to California.

 

Children of Lorenzo and Hannah (Johnson) Joseph

 

1.1.3.3.1 LOTTIE MAY JOSEPH

            B. May 16, 1885 (Platte County, Nebraska)

D. June 3, 1942 (Platte County, Nebraska)

M1. ARTHUR JONES MASON August 7, 1901 (Platte County, Nebraska)

                  B. abt. 1881 (Red Oak, Iowa)

            D. Date Unknown

M2 Mr. BACON By 1925

            B. Date Unknown

            D. Date Unknown

M3 FREDERICK GEORGE NOVELL January 18, 1926 (David City, Nebraska)

            B. May 24, 1872 (Copenhagen, New York)

            D. January 28, 1943 (Platte County, Nebraska)

C. Husband 1 – Mr. MASON

     Five – 3 boys and 2 girls

 

LOTTIE was a twin.  Here is the birth announcement from the June 10, 1885, Columbus Journal:

 

BIRTHS
JOSEPH--Mrs. Lorenzo Joseph presented her husband with a pair of twin baby girls a few days ago. Mother and girls are well and so is of course Lorenzo, looking almost a head taller than before.

 

LOTTIE is listed as “at school” in the 1900 Platte County census.  She was living with her guardian, Arthur Smith, and his wife Sarah (possibly her aunt) in Burrows Township.  She is listed in the 1901 School Census for Platte County as “Scottie” Joseph.  FRED’s first wife, MARY HANEY, died in 1914.  FRED owned a bowling alley in Columbus, Nebraska, for a time, and was later a carpenter and cabinet maker who built many homes in the Columbus area.  FRED and LOTTIE made their home in Columbus for two years after their marriage.  Then FRED retired from active carpentry and they moved to a farm seven miles south of Columbus where FRED had built a home in 1927.  LOTTIE died after a three-year illness.  FRED died at the home of his daughter.  LOTTIE and FRED are buried in the Columbus (Nebraska) Cemetery.

 

1.1.3.3.2 Unknown Girl JOSEPH

            B. May 16, 1885 (Platte County, Nebraska)

D.     Abt. November 4, 1885 (Platte County, Nebraska)

 

This baby girl and LOTTIE above were twins.  (See birth announcement above)  The announcement of the death of this twin was in the November 4, 1885, edition of the Columbus Journal:

 

JOSEPHS--Mr. Lorenzo Josephs has lost one of his little twin daughters by summer complaint. [Shell Creek]

 

1.1.3.3.3 JENNIE E. JOSEPH

                  B. July 1, 1886 (Platte County, Nebraska)

            D. Date Unknown

            M. Mr. CLEASBY

 

JENNIE is listed as “at school” in the 1900 Platte County census.  She was living with her guardian, Arthur Smith, and his wife Sarah (possibly her aunt) in Burrows Township.  JENNIE is listed in the 1901 School Census for Platte County.  JENNIE later moved with her guardians to Caledonia, Ontario, Canada.  JENNIE later moved to Pasadena, California and was there on August 18, 1947, when her cousin, Frank Joseph, mentioned her in his will.

 

1.1.3.3.4 ANNA L. JOSEPH

            B.   July, 1889 or December 25, 1889 (Platte County, Nebraska)

D.     Date Unknown

 

ANNA is listed as “at school” in the 1900 Platte County census.  She was living with her guardian, Arthur Smith, and his wife Sarah (possibly her aunt) in Burrows Township.  ANNA later moved with her guardians to Caledonia, Ontario, Canada.

 

1.1.3.3.5 ESTELLA L. JOSEPH

            B. July 28, 1891 or December, 1891 (Platte County, Nebraska)

            D. Date Unknown

 

ESTELLA is listed as “at school” in the 1900 Platte County census.  She was living with her guardian, Arthur Smith, and his wife Sarah (possibly her aunt) in Burrows Township.  She is listed in the 1901 School Census for Platte County.  ESTELLA later moved with her guardians to Caledonia, Ontario, Canada.

 

1.1.3.3.6 DAVID H. JOSEPH

            B. May 7, 1893 (Platte County, Nebraska)

            D. Date Unknown

 

DAVID is listed as “at school” in the 1900 Platte County census.  He was living with his guardian, Arthur Smith, and his wife Sarah (possibly his aunt) in Burrows Township.  He is listed in the 1901 School Census for Platte County.  DAVID later moved with his guardians to Caledonia, Ontario, Canada.

 

Children of Joseph and Rachel (Krieger) Joseph

 

1.1.3.4.1 SARAH JOSEPH

            B. September 24, 1882 (Platte County, Nebraska)

D.August 21, 1883 (Platte County, Nebraska)

 

SARAH’s death was reported in the August 29, 1883, issue of the Columbus Journal.  The article reads:

 

DIED
JOSEPH--Several cases of dysentery have occurred, one of which resulted in death. It was that of a little child--the only one of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Joseph. The funeral was well attended, seventeen wagons following the little coffin. The funeral exercises were conducted by Rev. A. Heurich.

 

Little SARAH is buried in the First Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Cemetery in Platte County.

 

1.1.3.4.2 WILLIAM E. JOSEPH

            B. August, 1884 (Platte County, Nebraska)

D. May 30, 1960 (Platte County, Nebraska)

 

WILLIAM’s birth was announced in the September 3, 1884, edition of the Columbus Journal.  It reads:

 

BIRTHS
JOSEPH--Mrs. Joseph Joseph has got a bouncing boy and Joe. got heels under his boots. Mrs. Bricker, the mother-in-law, was out on a nine weeks visit, but since that splendid grandson has come, she returned home to Iowa.

 

WILLIAM is listed as a farm laborer in the 1900 Platte County census for Joliet Township.  He attended school two months in the preceding twelve.  He is listed in the 1901 School Census, June 19th, for Platte County as W. Joseph, a 16-year-old.  WILLIAM is listed as a landowner (probably his father’s farm) in Joliet Township in the 1914 Tax List for Platte County.  WILLIAM is also listed in a farm census in 1923 in Platte County.  WILLIAM is listed again in the 1930 Columbus City Directory for Platte County – boarding at 3216 17th Street.  In the same directory, WILLIAM is listed in the Hoffhine’s 1930 Columbus, Nebraska Directory of Platte County Rural Personal Taxpayers as a taxpayer in Monroe, Joliet Township. WILLIAM is buried in the First Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Cemetery in Platte County.

 

1.1.3.4.3 DAVID H. JOSEPH

            B. May 8, 1889 (Platte County, Nebraska)

D.     May 29, 1891 (Platte County, Nebraska)

 

DAVID is buried in the First Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Cemetery in Platte County.

 

1.1.3.4.4 FRANK JOSEPH

            B. November, 1892 (Platte County, Nebraska)

D. February 28, 1965 (Platte County, Nebraska)

 

FRANK is listed in the 1900 Platte County census for Joliet Township.  Like his brother, he attended school two months in the preceding twelve.  FRANK is listed in the 1901 School Census for Platte County as a 9-year-old.  He is listed on the 1917 draft list for Platte County and served in WW I as a private in the 10th Trench Mortar Battery.  FRANK is also listed in the 1930 Columbus City Directory for Platte County as a salesman, boarding at 3216 17th Street (his sister JENNIE’s house).  FRANK is also listed as the owner/taxpayer for land in Monroe, Joliet Township, in the Hoffhine’s 1930 Columbus, Nebraska Directory of Platte County Rural Personal Taxpayers.  FRANK’s will was written on August 18, 1947, in Pasadena, California, and indicated that he was an employee of the City of Los Angeles and the State of California. Heirs were to be sister Jennie and brother William – except for the proceeds of a life insurance policy, which were to go to his cousin Jennie Cleasby of Pasadena.  FRANK is buried in the First Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Cemetery, Platte County and is honored both in the special military display and with a flag inside the church.

 

1.1.3.4.5 JENNIE JOSEPH

            B. June, 1894 (Platte County, Nebraska)

D. After 1964

M1 JOHN FRY (February 17, 1916, Columbus, Platte County, Nebraska)

            B. 1891 (England)

                  D. 1919 (Platte County, Nebraska)

M2 GLEN DRAWBAUGH

             

JENNIE is listed in the 1900 Platte County census for Joliet Township.  She is also listed in the 1901 School Census for Platte County as a 6-year-old.  JOHN was the son of HENRY FRY.  JOHN is buried in the First Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Cemetery, Platte County.  JENNIE moved from the farm into Columbus and lived first at 3216 17th Street.

 

SIXTH GENERATION

 

Children of Robert and Anna S. Lewis

 

1.1.3.1.2.1 CARL A. LEWIS

            B. February, 1895 (Platte County, Nebraska)

E.      June 17, 1991

M. MARGARET HEINEN

            B. Date Unknown

            D. January 25, 1963

 

CARL was living with his parents in Humphrey, Platte County, in the 1900 census.

 

1.1.3.1.2.2 EARL R. LEWIS

            B. June, 1896 (Platte County, Nebraska)

D.     April 20, 1925

M. Unknown

C. 1.1.3.1.2.2.1 BERNICE

     1.1.3.1.2.2.2 KENNETH

 

EARL was living with his parents in Humphrey, Platte County, in the 1900 census.  EARL served on the USS Delaware with the Navy in World War I; his rank is given as MU2.  BERNICE was born about 1921 and KENNETH about 1922.

 

1.1.3.1.2.3 VERN WILLIAM LEWIS

            B. January, 1898 (Platte County, Nebraska)

D.     November 20, 1969

M. GERTRUDE WITTLER

            B. Date Unknown

            D. August 8, 1990

 

VERN was living with his parents in Humphrey, Platte County, in the 1900 census.  VERN served in the Army in World War I as a private with the Student Army Training Corps.

 

1.1.3.1.2.4 ERVIN E. LEWIS

            B. August, 1899 (Platte County, Nebraska)

D. March 8, 1972

M. HELEN D. BATES

            B. Date Unknown

            D. December 6, 1994

 

ERVIN was living with his parents in Humphrey, Platte County, in the 1900 census.  Like his brother VERN, ERVIN served in the Army in World War I as a private with the Student Army Training Corps.

 

ERVIN is buried in the Humphrey City Cemetery, Platte County.

 

1.1.3.1.2.5 RAYMOND L. LEWIS

            B. ca, 1901 (Platte County, Nebraska)

E.      After 1925

 

1.1.3.1.2.6 LUCILLE LEWIS

            B. ca. 1903 (Platte County, Nebraska)

            D. After 1925

 

1.1.3.1.2.7 MINNIE A. LEWIS

            B. June 22, 1905 (Platte County, Nebraska)

D.January 10, 1964 (Platte County, Nebraska)

M. Mr. ANTHONY

 

MINNIE is buried in Humphrey City Cemetery, Platte County.

 

1.1.3.1.2.8 ALVIN LEWIS

            B. ca. 1907 (Platte County, Nebraska)

F.      After 1925

 

1.1.3.1.2.9 ESTHER LEWIS

            B. ca. 1909 (Platte County, Nebraska)

D.After 1925

 

1.1.3.1.2.10 ANNA MAE LEWIS

B. ca. 1911 (Platte County, Nebraska)

D. After 1925

 

Children of John and Catherine Lewis

 

1.1.3.1.9.1 RAYMOND LEWIS

            B. Date Unknown

G.     Date Unknown

M. BERTHA JONES

            B. January, 1903

C. Unknown

 

RAYMOND is buried in the First Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Cemetery in Platte County.  BERTHA lives in Columbus, Nebraska.

 

1.1.3.1.9.2 PLOWIN LEWIS

            B. Date Unknown

H.     Date Unknown

 

1.1.3.1.9.3 VERNA LEWIS

            B. Date Unknown

D.Date Unknown

 

1.1.3.1.9.4 CATHERINE LEWIS

            B. Date Unknown

D.Date Unknown

 

1.1.3.1.9.5 MABLE LEWIS

            B. October 28, 1902

            D. October 2, 1908

 

MABLE is buried in the First Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Cemetery in Platte County.

Immigrants:

Joseph, Sarah

Joseph, Joseph Henry

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