Author: Tom Nicholas

Lloyd George Nicholas 1916-2010

Lloyd George Nicholas 1916-2010

Lloyd George Nicholas was born Oct. 27, 1916, to John and Elizabeth (Guhde) Nicholas in Custer County, NE, USA. He died, at home, aged 93 on Aug. 28, 2010 ( Summerfield Marshall County KA, USA)


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Sibling: Lewis L. Nicholas (1918 – 2013)

Parents: John Bowen Nicholas (1873 – 1950) / Elizabeth Marie Ghude Nicholas (1884 – 1963)

Spouse: Dorothy Arlene (Breunsbach) Nicholas (1918 – 2013)

Born: Nov. 18, 1918

Died: Mar. 24, 2013 – Summerfield, Marshall County, Kansas, USA

Dorothy Arlene (Breunsbach) Nicholas 94 passed away March 22nd 2013 in her home. She was born November 18th 1918 to the parents of Francis and Nettie Breunsbach. Dorothy attended a one room country school up until eighth grade. Then she attended Summerfield High School and graduated in 1936. In 1940 Dorothy married Lloyd Nicholas and in 1941 Dorothy and Lloyd moved to Sarasota Florida. While living in Florida Dorothy worked at the Dime Store and Sears. In the 1950’s Dorothy and Lloyd moved back to Nebraska on a farm in Pawnee County. In 1952 Dorothy and Lloyd adopted their son Larry and in 1962 they adopted Alice. During the nineteen 50’s and 60’s Dorothy was a stay at home mom and helped her husband farm their ground. In 1983 Dorothy and Lloyd moved from their farm in Pawnee County NE to their current home in Summerfield K.S. In 1983 Dorothy became a grandma to her first granddaughter Kari and in 1992 came her grandson Steven. During 1990’s Dorothy and Lloyd retired from farming. Dorothy favorite hobbies and pastimes included baking, quilting, playing board games with her grandchildren and drinking coffee every morning with her friends at the Summerfield café. Dorothy was deeply involved in her church to where she was a Sunday school teacher for many years. Dorothy was also involved in Red Hat Club, State Line Club and Summerfield Senior Citizens Club. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents Francis and Nettie, husband Lloyd Nicholas in August of 2010, son Larry Nicholas in April of 2010, grandson Nicholas Roberts, sister Ruby and Lester Russell, niece Maxine Rivera. Dorothy is survived by her daughter Alice( Rick) Weyer of Beatrice, NE, granddaughter Kari (Phil) Stewart of Lincoln, NE, grandsons Steven Roberts of Summerfield, KS, special friend,Kirby Jackson of Lincoln, NE. Services 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at the Presbyterian Church, Summerfield, Kansas. Officiating Reverend Herb Schrader. Visitation on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 from Noon-8 p.m., family greeting friends from 6-7 p.m. at Wherry Mortuary, 919 G Street, Pawnee City, Nebraska. Interment at Mission Creek Cemetery, rural Liberty, Nebraska. Memorials to family choice.This is from Wherry Mortuary web site.

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Parents:
Francis D. Breunsbach (1885 – 1949)
Nettie May Breunsbach (1890 – 1990)
Spouse:
Lloyd George Nicholas (1916 – 2010)
Children:
Larry Dean Nicholas (1951 – 2010)

Lewis L Nicholas 1918-2013

Lewis L Nicholas 1918-2013

Pedigree of Lewis L Nicholas (1918-2013)

Birth: Dec. 15, 1918 – Cumro, Custer County, Nebraska, USA
Death: Jun. 8, 2013, Pawnee City, Pawnee County, Nebraska, USA
Lewis L. Nicholas, 94 of Pawnee City passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at the Pawnee Manor in Pawnee City, Nebraska. He was born on December 15, 1918 in Cumro, Nebraska. Lewis was born to immigrant parents John Bowen Nicholas and Elizabeth Marie Ghude. They both entered the U.S. through Ellis Island. John came in 1901 and Elizabeth in 1886. They met in Custer County and were married in 1908. They had 5 children Eleanor, Evan, Lloyd, Lewis and Doris. Due to his fathers poor health they left the ranch and moved near Summerfield, Kansas when Lewis was about 7 years old. Moving by train they brought a cow and some chickens with them.Lewis attended Summerfield School, graduating from 12th grade in 1936. He worked for area farmers until drafted in 1943. He was honorably discharged from the Navy in 1946 after serving in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. When asked why he choose the Navy he said he discussed it with his father. His father told him in the Navy, if you had a bed it would be a dry one.Lewis married Thelma Babcock on June 1st of 1946. They had 3 children Wanda Rae, John Benjamin and Norma Jean.The first 5 years of marriage they lived on a farm 5 miles west of Summerfield, Kansas. They moved to Pawnee County and farmed west of town moving to Pawnee City in 1979. Lewis also worked at the Beatrice State Development Center in Beatrice while farming.When Lewis was 12 years old he got his first bicycle by trading a calf for it. His dad had given him permission for the trade. Lewis was blessed with a fantastic memory to the very end. If you ever needed anything, he could tell you what building it would be in and on what hook or nail and what was lined beside it.He knew the year everyone was born starting with his parents and siblings, his wife’s parents and siblings. He knew when all the spouses and children were born. Adding to the list he knew when all of his grandchildren and great grands were born. As well he knew the year many friends were born.

Lewis had a great love of saddle horses. He thoughtfully named each one. One horse’s name was combined with parts of the names of his children. That horse was John Wan Jean. He had a 50/50 deal with his son, J.B. would feed them and Lewis would look at them. He let the last horse go about 3 years ago.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Elizabeth Nicholas, sister Eleanor, brothers, Lloyd & Evan. He is survived by his wife and children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and a sister Doris.

Funeral services were June 11, 2013 in Pawnee City, Nebraska with inurnment in the Pawnee City Cemetery, Pawnee City, Nebraska.

Family links:
Parents:
John Bowen Nicholas (1873 – 1950)
Elizabeth Marie Ghude Nicholas (1884 – 1963)

Spouse:
Thelma Marie Babcock Nicholas (1928 – 2014)*

Sibling:
Lloyd George Nicholas (1916 – 2010)*
Lewis L. Nicholas (1918 – 2013)

*Calculated relationship

Burial:
Pawnee City Cemetery Pawnee City, Pawnee County, Nebraska, USA
Created by: Luella Hinrichsen /Record added: Jan 31, 2014/ Find A Grave Memorial# 124419875
Birth: Jan. 23, 1928 Table Rock, Pawnee County, Nebraska, USA
Death: Apr. 18, 2014 Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, USA
Thelma married Lewis Nicholas on June 1, 1946. They are the parents of Wanda, John & Norma.

Family links:
Parents:
August J. Babcock (1882 – 1956)
Bertha Alice Burgett Babcock (1892 – 1970)Spouse:
Lewis L. Nicholas (1918 – 2013)Siblings:
Infant Daughter Babcock (____ – 1918)**
Zelma Zeola Babcock Amsberry (1907 – 1983)**
Thelma Marie Babcock Nicholas (1928 – 2014)
Betty Jane Babcock Brown (1932 – 2015)****Half-sibling

Burial:
Pawnee City Cemetery Pawnee City Pawnee County Nebraska, USA
Created by: Casscogirl/ Record added: Apr 19, 2014/ Find A Grave Memorial# 128203566
John B. Nicholas/Lizzie Guhde

John B. Nicholas/Lizzie Guhde

1873

John Bowen Nicholas

Born: June 28 1873 (Tenby St. Mary Out Liberty, Pembroke 11a 843) in South Wales.

Father: Evan Nicholas
Born:~December 1843 in Bletherston, Pembrokeshire, Wales (Narberth 266 43)
Died:~March 1887 (age 42) (Pembroke 11a 663)

Mother: Eleanor Bowen
Born:~June 1851 in Pembrokeshire, Wales (Narberth 267 59)
Died: ~December 1872 (Narbeth 11a 1530)

1881 England, Wales & Scotland Census

Living with his parents and siblings at the family farm

Household Gender Age Birthplace
Head Evan Nicholas M 36 Wales
Wife Eleanor Nicholas F 30 Wales
Son John B Nicholas M 7 Wales
Son Mathias L Nicholas M 5 Wales
Daughter Martha A Nicholas F 3 Wales
Daughter Mary J Nicholas F 0 Wales

1891 England, Wales & Scotland Census

Grove Hill Farm House, Rose Valley, St Michael Pembroke, Pembroke, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Household Members

First name(s)  Last name       Relationship    Marital statusSex      Age      Birth year        Occupation      Birth place

Elenor  NicolasHead   WidowFemale41        1850    Farming          Pembrokeshire, Wales

John     NicolasSon      Single  Male    17        1874    Farmers Son    Pembrokeshire, Wales

Mathias           NicolasSon      Single  Male    15        1876    Farmers Son    Pembrokeshire, Wales

Martha A         NicolasDaughter         –           Female13        1878    ScholarPembrokeshire, Wales

Mary JNicolasDaughter         –           Female10        1881    Farmers Son    Pembrokeshire, Wales

Margaret         NicolasDaughter         –           Female7          1884    Farmers Son    Pembrokeshire, Wales

Elenor  NicolasDaughter         –           Female3          1888    –           Pembrokeshire, Wales

Anna    JenkinsServant            Single  Female18        1873    Domestic         Pembrokeshire, Wales

Lizzie Guhde

Name: Elizabeth (Lizzie) Marie Ghude Nicholas (1884 – 1963)

Born: ~August 1883, Germany

Immigration (to USA) : ~1886

United States Census, 1900

Name Lizzie Guhde
Event Type Census
Event Year 1900
Event Place Nebraska city Ward 4, Otoe, Nebraska, United States
Gender Female
Age 17
Marital Status Single
Race White
Race (Original) W
Relationship to Head of Household Daughter
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Daughter
Birth Date Aug 1883
Birthplace Germany
1886
Father’s Birthplace Germany
Mother’s Birthplace Germany
HOUSEHOLD
ROLE
GENDER
AGE
BIRTHPLACE
Fredrick Guhde Head M 51 Germany
Emilie Guhde Wife F 47 Germany
Fred Guhde Son M 22 Germany
Max Guhde Son M 20 Germany
Lizzie Guhde Daughter F 17 Germany
Morry Guhde Daughter F 14 Nebraska
Minnie Guhde Daughter F 13 Nebraska
Emma Guhde Daughter F 9 Nebraska
Emilie Guhde Daughter F 5 Nebraska

In 1901 John emigrated to Nebraska, USA

In 1908 he Married Lizzie M. M. Guhde

John B. Nicholas and Lizzie M. M. Guhde, 03 Mar 1908.
Age: 34
Spouse’s Name: Lizzie M. M. Guhde
Spouse’s Birth Date: 1885
Spouse’s Birthplace: Otoe, Neb.
Spouse’s Age: 23
Event Date: 03 Mar 1908
Event Place: Otoe, Nebraska
Father’s Name:
Mother’s Name:
Spouse’s Father’s Name:
Spouse’s Mother’s Name:
Race: White
Marital Status: Unknown
Previous Wife’s Name:
Spouse’s Race: White
Spouse’s Marital Status: Single
Spouse’s Previous Husband’s Name:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M00320-8 System Origin: Nebraska-EASy GS Film number: 1977803 Reference ID: Source:”Nebraska, Marriages, 1855-1995,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X5Z1-45H : accessed 15 Jan 2014),

United States Census, 1910

Name B John Nicholas
Event Type Census
Event Date 1910
Event Place Elk Creek, Custer, Nebraska, United States
Gender Male
Age 36
Marital Status Married
Race White
Race (Original) White
Relationship to Head of Household Head
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Head
Birth Year (Estimated) 1874
Birthplace England
Immigration Year 1901
Father’s Birthplace England
Mother’s Birthplace England
Sheet Letter A
Sheet Number 7
Household
Role
Sex
Age
Birthplace
B John Nicholas Head M 36 England
Lizzie Nicholas Wife F 25 Germany

“United States Census, 1910,” database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:ML49-ZXB : accessed 4 April 2018), B John Nicholas, Elk Creek, Custer, Nebraska, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 79, sheet 7A, family 133, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 841; FHL microfilm 1,374,854.

United States Census, 1920

Name John B Nicholas
Event Type Census
Event Year 1920
Event Place Elk Creek, Custer, Nebraska, United States
Gender Male
Age 46
Marital Status Married
Race White
Race (Original) White
Can Read Yes
Can Write Yes
Relationship to Head of Household Head
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Head
Own or Rent Own
Birth Year (Estimated) 1874
Birthplace Wales
Immigration Year 1901
Father’s Birthplace Wales
Mother’s Birthplace Wales
HOUSEHOLD
ROLE
GENDER
AGE
BIRTHPLACE
John B Nicholas Head M 46 Wales
Lizzie Nicholas Wife F 35 Nebraska
Evan Nicholas Son M 8 Nebraska
Eleanor Nicholas Daughter F 7 Nebraska
Lloydd Nicholas Son M 3 Nebraska
Lewis Nicholas Son M 1 Nebraska

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MCVG-LMC : accessed 17 November 2015), John B Nicholas, Elk Creek, Custer, Nebraska, United States; citing sheet 7A, family 130, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,820,985.

United States Census, 1930

Name John B Nickolls
Event Type Census
Event Date 1930
Event Place Mission Creek, Pawnee, Nebraska, United States
Gender Male
Age 56
Marital Status Married
Race White
Race (Original) White
Relationship to Head of Household Head
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Head
Birth Year (Estimated) 1874
Birthplace England
Immigration Year 1901
Father’s Birthplace England
Mother’s Birthplace England
Sheet Letter A
Sheet Number 6
Household
Role
Sex
Age
Birthplace
John B Nickolls Head M 56 England
Elizabeth M Nickolls Wife F 45 Germany
Evin B Nickolls Son M 19 Nebraska
Eleanor A Nickolls Daughter F 17 Nebraska
Lloyd G Nickolls Son M 13 Nebraska
Lewis L Nickolls Son M 11 Nebraska
Doris Nickolls Daughter F 5 Nebraska

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XQ24-89B : accessed 4 April 2018), John B Nickolls, Mission Creek, Pawnee, Nebraska, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 6, sheet 6A, line 41, family 117, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1289; FHL microfilm 2,341,024.

United States Census, 1940

Name John B Nicholas
Event Type Census
Event Date 1940
Event Place St. Bridget Township, Marshall, Kansas, United States
Gender Male
Age 66
Marital Status Married
Race (Original) White
Race White
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Head
Relationship to Head of Household Head
Birthplace England
Birth Year (Estimated) 1874
Last Place of Residence Rural, Pawnee, Nebraska
HOUSEHOLD
ROLE
GENDER
AGE
BIRTHPLACE
John B Nicholas Head M 66 England
Elizabeth M Nicholas Wife F 55 Germany
Lloyd G Nicholas Son M 23 Nebraska
Doris E Nicholas Daughter F 15 Nebraska

Death:

Birth: Jun. 28, 1873
Death: Jan. 9, 1950
Family links:
Spouse:
Elizabeth Marie Ghude Nicholas (1884 – 1963)*
Children:
Lloyd George Nicholas (1916 – 2010)*
Lewis L. Nicholas (1918 – 2013)*
Burial:
Summerfield Cemetery
Summerfield
Marshall County
Kansas, USA
Buckshot (Bucksnort?) Creek, Pottawatomie County, Kansas

Buckshot (Bucksnort?) Creek, Pottawatomie County, Kansas

This brochure encourages the purchase of land twenty miles either side of the Central Branch Union Pacific Railroad. The Central Branch Union Pacific Railroad lies primarily from Atchison to Concordia and north. There is a full map of the area on the reverse side of the brochure. Also included are brief descriptions of Marshall, Brown, Jackson, Riley, Pottawatomie and Nemaha counties. There is a drawing of the Blue Rapids Woolen Mills and power plant.

Creator: Union Pacific Railroad, Central Branch
Date: January 1880

This handbook was published by the Modern Argo, Kansas City, for potential immigrants to Pottawatomie and Riley counties in Kansas. A short description of Davis County is also included. This pamphlet encouraged agricultural settlement by extolling the virtues of this ‘beautiful Kansas (river) valley’. Crops grown in the area included corn, wheat, oats, and rye. A number of stock farms, such as Juniatta Stock Farm and Woodside Stock Farm, are described in the booklet. The booklet contains information about dairying operations and orchards. There are descriptions of the towns of Manhattan (including the State Agricultural College), Wamego, Louisville, Westmoreland, Milford, and Belvue. Some illustrations of farms and businesses are also included.

Date: Between 1880 and 1889

Pottawatomie page on Familysearch.org

William L NICHOLAS

At Peru State College, on Tuesday morning, April 25, 1950, Professor Barney K Baker shot to death the college president, Dr William L Nicholas, and the head of the education division, Dr Paul Ammon Maxwell. He then went home and killed himself. The tragedy followed Dr Baker’s being notified of his future dismissal from the college.

Land Patent

Land Patent

Land Patent

You can search for your ancestor’s Land Patent’s on the Bureau of Land Management(BLM), General Land Office (GLO) Records Automation web site

Benjamin Lewis Nicholas’s Land Patent’s, in Nebraska, can be found here and here

Nebraska Family Farms

Nebraska Family Farms

Google Map illustrating the location of the farms owned by

1. Benjamin Lewis NICHOLAS

l-r Matha Anne (Annie) B: 1881 (Kansas), Benjamin Lewis B: 1856 Wales), Mary Theodocia B: 1883 (K), Margaret (Benyon) B:1857 (Wales) & Sarah Jane B:1887. Picture taken at the family home in Elk Creek, Custer County NE ~1888.
l-r Martha Anne (Annie) B: 1881 (Kansas), Benjamin Lewis B: 1856 (Wales), Margaret Brittanna B:~1885 (Nebraska), Mary Theodocia B: ~1883 (K), Margaret (Benyon) B:1857 (W) & Sarah Jane B:~1887(N). Picture taken at the family home in Elk Creek, Custer County NE ~1888.

2. Hans C PETERSON – (Han’s son Nels W Peterson married Benjamin’s daughter [Mary] Theodocia) and

3. William IHLOW [later changed to Eloe] – (William’s son John ELOE married Benjamin’s daughter Elizabeth [Marion] in 1915).

Click here to see the Plat Map of Custer County (from 1904) overlaid on the latest Google Map. This will open in a new window and you can use the controls (on the right of the Historic Map Works page) to select ‘Satellite’, Zoom (on the left of the page) to read the names and use the ‘Change Map Opacity:’ to reveal the exact location of each farm
Robert N ELOE (1922-1943)

Robert N ELOE (1922-1943)

 

 

 

 

 

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John Nicholas THOMAS

John Nicholas THOMAS

John Nicholas THOMAS was born 28 March 1869 in Whitland, Carmarthen, Wales.(Link to Hourglass Chart)

Father: Benjamin THOMAS b: 1839 in Castelldwyran, Carmarthen, Wales
Mother: Sarah NICHOLAS b: 1843 in Llanycefn, Pembroke, Wales

In 1871 he listed as living with his parents and siblings in Llangan, Near Narberth, Pembrokeshire) (1871 Census)

In 1881 he listed as living with his parents and siblings at the family farm Parkyteg (Parc-y-teg), Llanddewi-Velfrey, Pembrokeshire (1881 Census)- Parc Y Teg, Llanddewi Velfrey, Narberth, Dyfed, SA67 7EG

In September 1892 at the age of 23 John emigrated to the United States. He sailed to New York on the SS Britannic from Liverpool, via Queenstown in Ireland.(now know as Cobh, but known, from 1850 until 1920, as Queenstown,  a seaport town on the south coast of County CorkIreland.) He arrived in New York on Sep 10, 1892. On the ship’s manifest he is listed as John N. Thomas, aged 23 years from England (& English?) but his last address before leaving for New York is South Wales (Residence in 1892 was Brynhafod Farm, Llanddewi Velfry, Narberth, Pembrokeshire, South Wales before emigration to USA – Brynhafod Farm, Llanddewi Velfrey, Narberth, Dyfed, SA67 7EG)

In 1900 he married Evie Mae SCRUTCHFIELD
Birth: Jan. 21, 1877 Chariton County Missouri

John and Evie Mae had only 1 child Evie May THOMAS who was born Feb. 1, 1901 in Randolph County Missouri, USA. Unfortunately Evie Mae died 4 day later on Feb. 5, 1901 aged 26 years.

Evie May married Minton F Moore in about 1921
Birth: Mar. 27, 1901, Campbell County, Virginia, USA
Son of Charles R Moore (1862-1925) Will Ella Craig (1865-1906)
Death: Jan. 19, 1963, Moberly, Randolph County, Missouri, USA
Burial:Sugar Creek Cemetery Moberly Randolph County Missouri, USA

In 1903 John married Ida Irene SCHUENEMANN

Birth: 1870 (Missouri, USA) [in Wales]
Death: January, 1949 in Laclede County, MissouriChildren

Albert Charles THOMAS
Birth: August 17, 1913 in Huntsville, Randolph County, Missouri.
Death: Oct. 30, 1988

Sarah Louisa THOMAS
Birth: November 11, 1903 in Moberly, Missouri.
Died: Sep. 10, 1992

Augustus Benjamin THOMAS
Birth: December 21, 1904 in Moberly, Missouri.
Death: May 16, 1984

William Henry THOMAS
Birth: Feb. 10, 1907.
Death: Oct. 27, 1976

Martha Elizabeth THOMAS
Birth: May 26, 1910 in Huntsville, Randolph County, Missouri
Death: Apr. 30, 2002 Lebanon Laclede County Missouri, USA

Benjamin Lewis NICHOLAS – Wales to Kansas, April 1881

Benjamin Lewis Nicholas was my great great uncle who emigrated, from South Wales, to Kansas, USA in the early 1880s.

Benjamin was born on the family farm, Holloway Fach (Lower Holloway), near the hamlet of Penffordd (part of the parish of Bletherston) near Narbeth, Pembrokeshire, Wales on March 10, 1856. His parents were my great great grandparents Thomas and Martha (Lewis) Nicholas.

In February 28, 1881 Benjamin married Miss Margaret Beynon, a native of Merthyr, Tydville, in Glamorganshire where he had served on the police force for six years. Margaret’s  parents were John and Ann (Williams) Beynon.

In April of the same year, Ben and Margaret sailed to America, from Liverpool for New York on the “SS Bothnia”Leaving Liverpool on Apr. 09 and arriving in New York on Apr. 19

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