Searching for any information concerning those mentioned
surnames for the following individuals. Thank you for any
information you may be able to provide. I have had problems getting
information from family members of my husbands. Seems they want to
be the "caretakers" and not willing to share any of it...so I am
taking the bull by the horns and doing my own search. I have
received some information but would love to complete this task.
Jacob (Jake) RUGER (1857-1937) formerly of Keya Paya and Cedar
Counties of NE. Was told he was a stowaway on a ship from Germany
arriving in the US in 1876 (info. found in census sheets). Do not
have any information concerning his parents or where he came from
except that he was born in Russia but lived in Germany prior to
coming over. Parents are listed as Russian also per census sheets.
First wife, Minnie from Pennsylvania (maiden name and dates unknown)
died either during or after childbirth. On 1900 census sheet found
a daughter not known before, Bessie (name might be Elizabeth) born
1892. Not on 1910 census sheet so unknown what happened to her.
Then married a Laura M. (01/19/1873-1972), maiden name unknown and
had approx. 5 more children. Both died and buried in Coleridge, NE.
Joseph BRACHT (04/12/1864-12/27/1937)married to Franziska
(Francisca/Francis) SCHONEBERG/SCHONNENBERG (12/26/1873-12/11/1924)
and had approx. 8 children. Settled in the Hartington, NE area where
both are buried in St. Michael's Catholic Cemetary, Hartington, NE.
Have no knowledge of either parents or background. Franziska came to
USA aboard SS Southwark arriving in NY on 09/23/1896 with intended
destination of Hartington, NE. Knowledge of only 4 of their children.
Franz SCHONEBERG, headstone found in St. Michael's Catholic Cemetary
in Hartington, NE with following dates 01/26/1839-09/10/1906. Would
like to know if this man is related to Franziska, might be her
father? Any information would be helpful.
Daughter of Jacob/Minnie RUGER named Cora (b.1888/d.1969) married a
Bert Rubin REYNOLDS (1880-?)having around 9 children including a
daughter named Pearl May born in Crofton, NE. Other children names I
have found are Harrold, Millie and Lilly (poss. twins), Loren,
Byron, Edwin, Albert and June. Info. found on 1920 and 1930 census.
Settled around Neligh, NE. I was told that Bert was a law officer.
Thanks again for any help you may be or already have been able to