Visitors and Queries



We were pleased to have a local visitor, Marjorie Kobs, who is researching the Herman and Frederick KOBS families.  Pam Hoheisel-Zimmermann from Minnesota made a return visit to use our resources.

Darlene Ross of Washington returned to visit here after her trip to Germany and was give the FOOTE family Bible.  She was extremely pleased to have it and will take excellent care of it.  I got Dorothy Marten’s funeral record for her from the Pauley Jones Funeral Home.

Three Mikkelsen sisters, Carol, Myrna and Marilyn, and the husband of one of them visited from California.  They are working on the Jens MIKKELSEN family and the Mabel LAMER family.  Much information was found for them and they were very appreciative.  I showed them how to find MIKKELSEN, LAMER, and ECKLEY graves in the Harlan and Monroe cemeteries.

Suzanne Lees worked on a query from Marilyn Kite of Glenwood, Iowa and then Marilyn and a cousin visited our genealogy room.  They found obituaries for the following people for her:  Henry O. HANSEN, Lula E. HANSEN, Julius A. MUELLER, Ada F. MUELLER and David LONGNECKER. Marilyn had brought us a copy of the Betty KITE obit she found from the Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil.  Jim Carey of Atlantic sent two obits for Betty with Marietta Petersen.  Marilyn would like a copy of the Kite family picture which is in the Walnut Creek Historical Museum, plus the list of names of the people.

Janet Montony from Idaho met with me to get copies of my SCHLICHT and MICHAELSEN family information.

Craig Brandt of Ohio sent a copy of his BRANDT family history, which we really appreciate.  We sent the wills of Johann H. C. BRANDT and of Catharine Marie BRANDT, which we found at the Avoca Courthouse.  Lotus Paulsen, Avoca librarian, found articles in the Avoca Delta about the drowning and recovery of the body of 11-year old Henry BRANDT.  He was the son of H. & M BRANDT and is buried in the Avoca Cemetery.  We are still seeking information on his family.  

At the Oakland genealogy room, Barb and I found many marriage licenses of interest.  One was that of William Edward NICOLAI and Lydia STUDE.  Their wedding photo was in the October 2007 Antique City Roots.  We gave a copy to Betty Maassen, their granddaughter.

I am still trying to locate the grave and obituary of Peter LAMBERTSEN and trying to get some old German script translated.

We received a photo of a Walnut Valley Band from Darla Broberg of Oregon.  Gayle Stuart suggested to her that she try Walnut Valley, Kansas, as we do not believe that Valley was ever used here.

Darlene Vergamini of Council Bluffs, Iowa has donated many Shelby County records, which we really appreciate.

With memorial money, we purchased the 1885 and 1895 Census indices containing Knox Township and 3 books of the Atlantic Cemetery grave records.