5 Emigrate to United States

I have identified 5 descendants of John and Theodocia Nicholas of Whitehook, Bletherston, Pembrokeshire, Wales who emigrated to various parts of the United States between 1881 and 1913. 1881 1. Benjamin Lewis Nicholas (1856-1939) Benjamin and his wife Margaret Beynon were the first members of the Nicholas family to emigrate to the USA in 1881. […]

Was Benjamin L. Nicholas apprenticed with Richard Phillips?

In the 1871 Census of England and Wales Benjamin’s occupation is listed as ‘Tailor’s apprentice’ but it gives no indication of who the tailor could have been. However recent investigations into the 1871 Census have identified a possible candidate – Richard Phillips. Richard was born in New Moat in about 1830. In 1858 Richard married Hannah […]

John N + Evie (Scrutchfield) + Ida Irene (Schuenemann) THOMAS

 John Nicholas Thomas Birth: Mar. 28, 1869, Whitland, Carmarthenshire, Wales Death: Jun. 13, 1949, Missouri, USA Burial: Sugar Creek Cemetery, Moberly, Randolph County, Missouri, USA Son of: Benjamin  Thomas (1827- )/Sarah Nicholas (1842- Married:  Evie Mae Scrutchfield Evie Mae Scrutchfield Birth: Jan. 21, 1877, Chariton County, Missouri, USA Death: Feb. 5, 1901, Randolph County, Missouri, USA Died 4 days after giving birth to Evie May […]

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) Family links: Sibling: Lewis L. Nicholas (1918 – 2013) Parents: John Bowen Nicholas (1873 – 1950) / Elizabeth Marie Ghude Nicholas (1884 – […]

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 […]

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 & […]

Nebraska Family Farms

Google Map illustrating the location of the farms owned by 1. Benjamin Lewis NICHOLAS 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 […]

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, WalesMother: 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 […]

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 […]