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August Ferdinand Krause was born November 13, 1855, in Swanbach, Prussia, Germany, and died August 28, 1934, at Laird Memorial Hospital, City of Norton, Norton Co., KS, at age 79. Buried in Spring Green Cemetery, Spring Green Twp., Furnas Co., NE. He is the son of Johann Wilhelm Krause of Germany, and Louisa Johanna "Louise" Bufohl of Zadelow, Pommern, Germany.

Mary Jane Abbey was born July 3, 1859, in Clarke Twp., Durham Co., Canada West, and died July 17, 1954, in the hospital of Fairview Rest Home, Degolia, Bradford Twp., McKean Co., PA, at age 94. Buried in Spring Green Cemetery, Spring Green Twp., Furnas Co., NE. She is the daughter of Charles Oliver Abbey of Hope Twp., Durham Co., Upper Canada, and Phoebe Elizabeth Searle of Bodmin, County Cornwall, England.

August Ferdinand Krause immigrated with his parents and family to the U. S. A. from Germany on June 11, 1867, aboard the Bremen Bark Jupiter.

Mary Jane Abbey immigrated to Byron Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI, from Clarke Twp., Durham Co., Canada West, in 1860.

August Ferdinand Krause and Mary Jane Abbey were married March 2, 1880, in Fond du Lac Co., WI.

August Ferdinand Krause and Mary Jane (Abbey) Krause had eleven children:

  1. Effie L. Krause: Born March 18, 1881, in Aldine Twp., Norton Co., KS; Died August 9, 1929, in Bradford, Foster Twp., McKean Co., PA (age 48). Buried August 10, 1929, in the Case Brothers Lot #50, Block F of Little Valley Rural Cemetery, Little Valley, Cattaraugus Co., NY. Married September 10, 1899, in Norton Co., KS, to John Russell Case: Born October 27, 1878, in Spring Green Twp., Furnas Co., NE; Died September 16, 1953, at his home, 723 East Main Street, Bradford, McKean Co., PA (age 74). Buried September 19, 1953, in the Case Brothers Lot #50, Block F of Little Valley Rural Cemetery, Little Valley, Cattaraugus Co., NY.
  2. Elda Elora Krause: Born May 21, 1883, in Aldine Twp., Norton Co., KS; Died March 28, 1969, at Magic Valley Memorial Hospital, Twin Falls, Twin Falls Co., ID (age 85). Buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Gooding Co., ID. Married February 26, 1907, in Norton Co., KS, to Walter Everett Darling: Born September 21, 1883, in Aldine Twp., Norton Co., KS; Died May 17, 1964, at his home, Gooding, Gooding Co., ID (age 80). Buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Gooding Co., ID.
  3. Edward Krause: Born 1884 in Aldine Twp., Norton Co., KS; Died 1885 in Aldine Twp., Norton Co., KS (about age 1). Buried in Spring Green Cemetery, Spring Green Twp., Furnas Co., NE.
  4. Belle Etta Krause: Born November 24, 1885, in Aldine Twp., Norton Co., KS; Died December 11, 1935, in Boise, Ada Co., ID (age 50). Buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Gooding, Gooding Co., ID. Married February 26, 1908, in Aldine Twp., Norton Co., KS, to Walter Chandler "Wally" McCrea: Born May 23, 1879, in Marshall Town, Hamilton Co., IA; Died July 2, 1928, in Gooding, Gooding Co., ID (age 49). Buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Gooding, Gooding Co., ID.
  5. Everett Krause: Born 1887 in Aldine Twp., Norton Co., KS; Died 1887 in Aldine Twp., Norton Co., KS (age Infant). Buried in Spring Green Cemetery, Spring Green Twp., Furnas Co., NE.
  6. Oscar William Krause: Born November 10, 1888, in Aldine Twp., Norton Co., KS; Died September 28, 1961, in Bellflower, Los Angeles, CA (age 72). Married November 11, 1914, to Florence Darling: Born December 18, 1892, in Aldine Twp., Norton Co., KS; Died August 30, 1969, in San Diego, San Diego Co., CA, (age 76).
  7. Oren Alfred Krause: Born October 23, 1890, in Fond du Lac Co., WI; Died August 22, 1955, in Bradford, McKean Co., PA (age 64). Buried in Willow Dale Cemetery, 30 Hedgehog Lane, Bradford, McKean Co., PA. Married to Hazelle Blanche Potter: Born March 30, 1894, in Cedar Rapids, Linn Co., IA; Died February 23, 1968, at Bradford Hospital, Bradford, McKean Co., PA (age 73). Buried in Willow Dale Cemetery, 30 Hedgehog Lane, Bradford, McKean Co., PA.
  8. Wallace Emery Krause: Born September 18, 1892, in Aldine Twp., Norton Co., KS; Died September 12, 1961, in Bellevue, Jackson Co., IA (age 68). Married (1) about 1918 Pender, Thurston Co., NE, to Goldie Vesta (Ross) Lane: Born May 1, 1890, in Tabor, Fremont Co., IA; Died July 14, 1972, in Sioux City, Woodbury Co., IA (age 82). Divorced before 1938 in Iowa. Married (2) September 24, 1938, at St. Mark's United Lutheran Church, Dubuque, Dubuque Co., IA, to Bertha Luella Becker: Born March 5, 1912, in Chicago, Cook Co., IL; Died February 26, 1977, in Clinton, Clinton Co., IA (age 64).
  9. Jason Ralph Krause: Born March 13, 1894, in Aldine Twp., Norton Co., KS; Died January 21, 1950, in Santa Monica, Los Angeles Co., CA (age 55). Buried in in Woodlawn Cemetery, Santa Monica, Los Angeles Co., CA. Married (1) September 17, 1917, in Norton Co., KS, to Celia Anna O'Toole: Born June 3, 1888, in Rock Branch Twp., Norton Co., KS; Died September 10, 1922, in Norton, Center Twp., Norton Co., KS (age 34). Buried in Norton Cemetery, Norton, Norton Co., KS. Married (2) about 1924 in Norton or Sedwick Co., KS, to Ella Hilda von Elling: Born April 22, 1900, in Harlan Twp., Smith Co., KS; Died January 9, 1994, in Jackson Co., OR (age 93). Divorced 1930 - 1935 in Wichita, Sedwick Co., KS. Married (3) April 30, 1944, in Santa Monica, Los Angeles Co., CA, to Mildred E. (Anthon) Walker: Born April 15, 1900, in Springville, UT; Died June 20, 1990, while living with a daughter in Hawaii (age 90).
  10. Nellie A. Krause: Born February 29, 1896, in Aldine Twp., Norton Co., KS; Died April 1, 1907, in Aldine Twp., Norton Co., KS (age 11). Buried in Spring Green Cemetery, Spring Green Twp., Furnas Co., NE.
  11. Minnie Lucille Krause: Born May, 1898, in Aldine Twp., Norton Co., KS; Died 1906 in Aldine Twp., Norton Co., KS (about age 8). Buried in Spring Green Cemetery, Spring Green Twp., Furnas Co., NE.



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Leigh Larson visited Spring Green Cemetery, Spring Green Twp., Furnas Co., NE, on September 15, 2011. This is the county just north of Norton Co., KS. Hannah Keith gave the ground for the cemetery on February 27, 1894. It is located in the SE 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of Section 20-1-23. The day of the visit was rainy and the temperature was in the low 40s. The cemetery is located on an unpaved township road, and the cemetery is basically a grassland of about 18 inches in height, which is probably seldom maintained. It was necessary to tromp down the grass in order to photograph the flat markers. The graves are scattered within the fenced-in perimeter, and a sign on the entrance gate indicates that the gate was erected in 2003 by a group of people honoring the pioneering citizens buried within. "Dedicated to the pioneer families of Furnas County, Nebraska & Norton County, Kansas by decedents & friends 2003." The Krause graves are located in the southeast portion of the cemetery, with the large Krause granite headstone containing "AT REST" and "KRAUSE" facing toward the west, the only side of the stone that is polished. Three separate granite markers are located flat on the ground, centered on the Krause headstone, as shown in the layout above. Please note that the NELLIE stone contains an overstrike on the last number for the birth year, probably due to an attempt to correct an engraving mistake. It seems most likely that the engraving company incorrectly created the date as 1899, and later tried to cover up the mistake by engraving the date 1896. As the newspaper article about her death indicates, she was born in 1896. However, the birth date, obviously based upon the grave marker, has been incorrectly interpreted to be 1898.

There are several graves very near the Krause plot, including Rachel Starry McCrea, William Oscar McCrea and Ranselaer McCrea, and ten Wyatt family members, including Eliphalet Alexander Wyatt and wife, Mary Ann (Starry) Wyatt.    


The 1850 U. S. Census taken on November 16, 1850, shows Valotine Engleman (age 40) born in Germany with real estate of $200 is a Farmer and is living in Auburn Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI. Living with him are: Margaret Engleman (age 38) born in Germany; Valotine Engleman Jr. (age 13) born in Germany; Mary Engleman (age 12) born in Germany; Catherine Engleman (age 11) born in Germany; Lucy Engleman (age 10) born in Germany; Charlotte Engleman (age 9) born in Germany; Jacob Engleman (age 5) born in Germany; and John Engleman (age 1/12) born in Wisconsin.

August Ferdinand Krause was born November 13, 1855, in Swanbach, Germany.

Mary Jane Abbey was born July 3, 1859, in Clarke Twp., Durham Co., Canada West.


   

Mary Jane Abbey's Birth Evidence.

As a Civil War widow applying for survivor benefits for her minor children, Phoebe Elizabeth (Searle) Abbey needed to provide their birth certificates. Since none existed, she needed to provide affidavits from those who attended the birth.


Charles and Phoebe Abbey and family came to Wisconsin from Clarke Twp., Durham Co., Canada West, in 1860.

The 1860 U. S. Census taken on July 5, 1860, shows Charles Abby (age 35) born in Canada with a personal estate value of $100 is a Farm Laborer and is living in Oak Grove Twp., Dodge Co., WI. Living with him is his wife Elizabeth Abby (age 34) born in England. Also living there are their children Lucinda Abby (age 12), Isaac Abby (age 9), William Abby (age 7), and Mary J. Abby (age 1), all born in Canada. Charles and Elizabeth Abbey cannot read and write. Elizabeth Abby's father was living in the adjacent house: William Surl (age 60) is a farmer born in England with real estate valued at $800 and personal estate valued at $400. Living with William is his wife Abigal Surl (age 69) born in Connecticut. Also living there are their children: Thomas Surl (age 25) born in New York and indicated as insane; and William Surl, Jr. (age 11) born in Canada. William, Abigail and Thomas Searle cannot read and write.

The 1860 U. S. Census taken on June 27, 1860, shows Valentine Engleman (age 53) born in Prussia with real estate of $600 and personal estate of $100 is a Farmer and is living in Auburn Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI. Living with him are: Elizabeth Engleman (age 53) born in Prussia; Jacob Engleman (age 15) born in Prussia; Catherine Engleman (age 12) born in Wisconsin; and Henry Engleman (age 10) born in Wisconsin.

By August 10, 1861, Charles and Phoebe were living in South Byron, Fond du Lac Co., WI, when Charles Washington Abbey was born.

On December 9, 1861, Charles Oliver Abbey enlisted as a resident of Byron Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI, in the Wisconsin Volunteers 14th Regiment Infantry Company A, along with his cousins Isaac Abbey and Wellington Abbey.

On May 22, 1863, Charles Oliver Abbey was killed at age 37 in action before the fortifications during the siege at Vicksburg, MS. His body is likely buried at the National Cemetery at Vicksburg. A marker would eventually be placed in Union Cemetery, Milladore, Wood Co., WI, alongside his wife upon her death in 1903.

On November 1, 1865, Phoebe Abbey created a mortgage to Hayward Jones, both parties of Byron Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI in the amount of $120.00 for one acre of land: Commencing at the NE corner of the E 1/2 of the NW 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of Section 32 Twp. 14 N; to 17 E, thence south eighteen rods thence west seventeen rods to lot owned by George McLean, thence north along said line eighteen rods to the center of the public highway thence east along said highway seventeen rods to the place of beginning containing one acre and 146 rods be the same more or less. Hayward Jones died July 17, 1904 in Fond du Lac Co., WI.

Phoebe was receiving widow's benefits and living after the Civil War in Byron Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI, raising her five children.

On April 2, 1866, Phoebe's oldest daughter, Lucinda Matilda Abbey, was married to Adam William Shidell at Phoebe's home in South Byron, Byron Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI.

August Ferdinand Krause immigrated with his parents and family to the U. S. A., departing from Bremen, Germany, arriving at the Port of New York on June 11, 1867, aboard the Bremen Bark Jupiter.


Please scroll to the bottom of this page for an official transcription of the entire passenger list of the Bremen Bark Jupiter.


Adam and Lucinda had removed to Oakfield Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI, according to the 1870 Census.

The 1870 U. S. Census taken on June 7, 1870, shows Phebe Abbie (age 44) born in Canada West to foreign-born parents with real estate of $600 is Keeping House and is living in Byron Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI. Also living there are the following: Lucinda Abbie (age 22) born in Canada West, who is Keeping House; Isaac Abbie (age 20) born in Canada West, a Farm Laborer; William Abbie (age 17) born in Canada West, a Farm Laborer; Mary Jane Abbie (age 10) born in Canada West, At School; and Chas. Washington Abbie (age 8) born in Wisconsin, At School. The George McLean family lived next door. He was born in Canada West.

The 1870 U. S. Census taken on June 24, 1870, shows Valentin Ingleman (age 62) born in Prussia to foreign-born parents with real estate of $2,000 and personal estate of $360 is a Farmer and is living in Auburn Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI. Living with him is Elizabeth Ingleman (age 62) born in Prussia to foreign-born parents, who is Keeping House. Also living there is August Crouse (age 15) born in Prussia to foreign-born parents, a Farm Hand. Leigh Larson note: It appears likely that August Crouse is August Ferdinand Krause.

The 1870 U. S. Census taken on July 7, 1870, shows Valentine Smith (age 27) born in Wisconsin to foreign-born parents with real estate of $1,000 and personal estate of $600 is a Farmer and is living in Auburn Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI. Living with him is Amelia Smith (age 23) born in Wisconsin to a foreign-born mother; Frank Smith (age 2/12, Sept.) born in Wisconsin to a foreign-born mother; Louise Crouse (age 11) born in Prussia to foreign-born parents; and Madaline Smith (age 65) born in Prussia to foreign-born parents. Leigh Larson note: It appears likely that Amelia Smith is Wilhelmina "Minnie" (Krause) Smith, and that she is a relative of Louisa "Louise" Krause and that their parents were Mr. and Mrs. William Krause.

The 1875 Wisconsin State Census taken on June 1, 1875, shows Phoebe Abbey is the head of household and is living in Byron Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI. There are a total of 1 Male and 3 Females living there.

The 1875 Wisconsin State Census taken on June 1, 1875, shows August Krause is the head of household, and is living in Auburn Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI. There are a total of 3 Males and 2 Females living there. Leigh Larson note: It appears that August Krause, at age 19, became the Head of Household for Census purposes after the death of his father.

August Ferdinand Krause and Mary Jane Abbey were married March 2, 1880, in Fond du Lac Co., WI.


The Observer, Richland Center, Thursday, April 22, 1880

RICHLAND COUNTY CORRESPONDENCE

William Abbey, Sylvester Blake, Marty. Brenaman and Mr. Crouch, minister, have each located a "claim" in Norton county, Kan. Mr. Crouch is preaching on that circuit, and will not return to Wisconsin this year as he anticipated. Mr. Blake has rented his place for the year and will return home first week in May. The above claims are quarter sections and are first-class land.


The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 23, 1880, shows August Crouse (age 24) born in Germany to German-born parents is a Farmer and is living in Aldine Twp., Norton Co., KS. Living with him is his wife, Mary J. Crouse (age 20) born in Canada to Canadian and English-born parents, who is Keeping House. Leigh Larson note: Mary J. (Abbey) Krause, and his sister, William S. Abbey, are living on adjacent farms.

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 23, 1880, shows William Abbey (age 27) born in Canada to Canadian and English-born parents is a Farmer and is living in Aldine Twp., Norton Co., KS. Living with him are: his wife, Ida Abbey (age 21) born in Wisconsin t Pennsylvania-born parents, who is Keeping House; his son, Irwin Abbey (age 4) born in Wisconsin to Canadian and Wisconsin-born parents, with a disability named Billious Fever; and his daughter, Ivey Abbey (age 2) born in Kansas to Canadian and Wisconsin-born parents.

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 21, 1880, shows Albert Butzke (age 38) born in Prussia to Prussian-born parents is a Farmer and is living in Auburn Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI. Living with him is his wife, Louisse Butzke (age 24) born in Prussia to Prussian-born parents, who is Keeping House. Also living there is his son, August Butzke (age 4) born in Wisconsin to Prussian-born parents.

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 21, 1880, shows Albert Butzke (age 38) born in Prussia to Prussian-born parents is a Farmer and is living in Auburn Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI. Living with him is his wife, Louisse Butzke (age 24) born in Prussia to Prussian-born parents, who is Keeping House. Also living there is his son, August Butzke (age 4) born in Wisconsin to Prussian-born parents. Leigh Larson note: Please bear in mind that the census was not necessarily a one-on-one interview. Anyone could have provided this information. As we review the census some 133 years later, we must also recognize that there was a language barrier that existed. I don’t believe that either Martin or Louisa spoke English. Obviously, the birth dates of Martin and “Eliza” were broad approximations, although the birth date for “Gustaff” is the birth year for Gustav Frederich "Gust" Krause. The census enumerator grouped his last name with Martin and Eliza. Maybe “Eliza” was a nickname, or just an incorrect census entry, or a neighbor who provided it?

The 1885 Kansas State Census taken on March 1, 1885, shows A. F. Krouse (age 29) born in Germany and having moved to Kansas from Wisconsin is a married Farmer and is living in Aldine Twp., Norton Co., KS. Living with him are: a married female, M. J. Krouse (age 25) born in Canada and having moved to Kansas from Wisconsin; Effie L. Krouse (age 3) born in Kansas; and Elda E. Krouse (age 1) born in Kansas.


Two homesteading entries for August Krause in Aldine Twp., Norton Co., KS:

  1. Given 1889, Filed 1889.

  2. Given 1894, Filed 1898.


The 1895 Kansas State Census taken on March 1, 1895, shows August Krause (age 49) born in Germany and having moved from Wisconsin is a Farmer living in Aldine Twp., Norton Co., KS. Living with him are: Mary J. Krause (age 35) born in Canada and having moved from Wisconsin; Effie Krause (age 14) born in Norton Co., KS; Elda Krause (age 11) born in Norton Co., KS; Belle Krause (age 9) born in Norton Co., KS; Oscar Krause (age 6) born in Norton Co., KS; Alfred Krause (age 4) born in Norton Co., KS; Wallace Krause (age 2) born in Norton Co., KS; and Ralph Krause (age 1) born in Norton Co., KS.

F. C. Smith (born in Fond du Lac Co., WI, with parents Valentine Smith and Wilhelmina Krause) and Ella G. Bachmann (born in Mason Co., MN, with parents Fritz Bachmann and Katharina Roszig) were married August 8, 1899, in West Superior, Douglas Co., WI.

August Butzke (born in Auburn, Fond du Lac Co., WI, with parents Albert Butzke and Louise Krause) and Elisabetha Braesermann (born in Wayne, WI, with parents Johann Braesemann and Elisabeth Schmidt) were married August 30, 1899, in New Cassel, WI.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 20, 1900, shows August F. Krause (age 44) born November 1855 in Germany to German-born parents and having emigrated in 1861 and not Naturalized is a Farmer owing his farm free of a mortgage and is living in Aldine Twp., Norton Co., KS. Living with him is his wife of 20 years, Mary J. Krause (age 40) born July 1859 in English Canada to English Canadian and English-born parents and having emigrated in 1860 with Unknown Naturalization, with 9 of the 11 children born to her still alive. Also living there are his children, all born in Kansas except for Alfred, who was born in Wisconsin: Effie L. Krause (age 19) born March 1881, shown as married less than one year; Elda E. Krause (age 17) born May 1883; Belle E. Krause (age 14) born November 1885; Oscar O. Krause (age 11) born November 1888; Alfred O. Krause (age 9) born October 1890; Wallace A. Krause (age 7) born September 1892; Jason R. Krause (age 6) born March 1894; Nellie A. Krause (age 4) born February 1896; and Minnie L. Krause (age 2) born May 1898.

The 1900 List of Landowners shows August Krouse owned 160 acres in Section 4 and 320 acres in Section 5 of Aldine Twp., Norton Co., KS.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 5, 1900, shows Albert Butzke (age 58) born June 1841 in Germany to German-born parents and having immigrated in 1865 and with Pa Citizenship is a Farmer owning his farm with a mortgage and is living in Auburn Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI. Living with him is his wife of 25 years, Lowisa Butzke (age 41) born December 1858 in Germany to German-born parents and having immigrated in 1865, with 7 of the 10 children born to her still alive. Also living there are his five children, all born in Wisconsin to German-born parents: Albert Butzke (age 14) born June 1885; Emma Butzke (age 12) born March 1888; Lewis Butzke (age 7) born July 1893; Arnold Butzke (age 6) born January 1894; and Henry Butzke (age 3) born November 1897.

The 1905 Kansas State Census dated March 1, 1905, shows August Krause (age 49) born in Germany and having moved from Wisconsin is a married Farmer owning his own farm and living in Aldine Twp., Norton Co., KS. Living with him are: Oscar Krause (age 16) born in Kansas; Alfred Krause (age 14) born in Wisconsin; Wallace Krause (age 12) born in Kansas; Jason Krause (age 10) born in Kansas; Mary J. Krause (age 45) born in Canada and having moved from Wisconsin; Elda Krause (age 21) born in Kansas; Belle Krause (age 19) born in Kansas; Nellie Krause (age 9) born in Kansas; and Lucille Krause (age 6) born in Kansas.

Albert Butzke (born in Auburn, Fond du Lac Co., WI, with parents Albert Butzke and Louise Krause) and Emma Hinn (born in Forest, Fond du Lac Co, WI, with parents Jacob Hinn and Ernstine Munch) were married April 3, 1907, in Forest, Fond du Lac Co, WI.


Norton Courier, Norton, Norton Co., KS, April 11, 1907

Nellie A. Krause, daughter of August and M. J. Krause, was born February 29, 1896, and died April 1, 1907. Nellie was taken sick with measles and whooping cough, and they thought she was doing well and was up and around, but caught a cold which settled in her lungs. She did not last many days. Funeral from the home by Rev. J. R. Thompson. Burial in Spring Green Cemetery.


Otto Hinn (born in Fond du Lac Co., WI, with parents Jacob Hinn and Finegeb Mink) and Emma Bertha Butzke (born in Auburn, Fond du Lac Co., WI, with parents Albert Butzke and Louise Krause) were married September 25, 1907, in Auburn, Fond du Lac Co., WI.

The 1910 U. S. Census taken on May 9, 1910, shows August Krause (age 54) born in Germany to German-born parents and having been married 30 years is a general farmer owning his farm in Aldine Twp., Norton Co., KS. Living with him is his wife Mary J. Krause (age 50) born in Canada to Canadian and English-born parents, and 7 of her 11 children still living. Also living there are Alfred O. Krause (age 19) born in Wisconsin who is unemployed; and Wallace E. Krause (age 17) born in Kansas who is a farm laborer on the home farm.

The 1910 U. S. Census taken on April 26, 1910, shows Albert Butzke (age 68) born in Germany to German-born parents and having immigrated in 1865 and with Na Citizenship is a General Farm Farmer owning his farm with a mortgage and is living in Auburn Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI. Living with him is his wife of 34 years, Louisa Butzke (age 51) born in Germany to German-born parents and having immigrated in 1868, with all 5 of the children born to her still alive. Also living there are his two children, both born in Wisconsin to German-born parents: Arnold W. Butzke (age 16), a Farm Laborer on the Home Farm; and Henry G. Butzke (age 14).

The 1915 Kansas State Census shows A. F. Krause (age 59) born in Germany and having moved from Wisconsin is a married Farmer owning his own farm free of a mortgage and living in Aldine Twp., Norton Co., KS. Living with him is Jane Krause (age 55) born in Canada and having moved from Wisconsin; and J. O. Krause (age 21) born in Kansas.

The 1920 U. S. Census taken on January 24, 1920, shows August Kraus (age 64) born in Germany to German-born parents and having emigrated in 1866 and naturalized in 1882 is a retired farmer owning his farm in Aldine Twp., Norton Co., KS. Living with him is his wife Mary J. Kraus (age 60) born in Canada to Canadian and English-born parents, and having emigrated in 1860. No children are living at home.

The 1920 U. S. Census taken on January 10, 1920, shows Albert Butzke (age 78) born in Berlin, Germany, to German-born parents and having immigrated in 1865 and with Na Citizenship is a General Farm Farmer owning his farm with a mortgage and is living in Auburn Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI. Living with him is his wife of 34 years, Louisa Butzke (age 51) born in Germany to German-born parents and having immigrated in 1868, with all 5 of the children born to her still alive. Also living there are his two children, both born in Wisconsin to German-born parents: Arnold W. Butzke (age 16), a Farm Laborer on the Home Farm; and Henry G. Butzke (age 14).


Norton Courier, Norton, Norton Co., KS, August 7, 1922

The 2 yr old little one of Jason Krause living north of Norton, died this morning.


Sheboygan Press-Telegram, Sheboygan, WI, Saturday, July 5, 1924

VALENTINE SMITH OF GLENBEULAH IS HONORED VETERAN

Valentine Smith, aged 80 years, a resident of Glenbeulah, is one of the many Civil was veterans who fought for his country in 1864 to 1865. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Smith of Kewaskum and resided on a farm up to the time of enlisting. Private Valentine Smith enlisted November 3, 1864, at Fond du Lac, for the term of one year. He was a boy of 19 years at that time. Duriing his time in service he was very ill, and never expected to see home again, being a victim of the fever. At Richmond he remembers of a terrible battle in which they took part, and at this place he was taken a prisoner. But further he cannot recall. He was discharged July 19, 1865, at Detroit, Michigan. He returned to Kewaskum, where he resumed the occupation of farming. A few years later he was united in marriage to Miss Minnie Krause, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Krause at Auburn. Mr. Smith continued farming, and spent many years at Kewaskum. Later they moved to Forest, Fond du Lac county, where they purchased a farm. A few years ago the family moved to Glenbeulah, where Mr. Smith now resides with his children. Mr. and Mrs. Smith have the following children: Mrs. Emma Pambeine, Allington; Mrs. Bertha Lohse, Forest; and Miss Louise and Albert of Glenbeulah.


The Campbellsport News, March 24, 1927

ALBERT BUTZKE CALLED BY DEATH

Albert Butzke, Sr., aged 87 years, one of the few surviving pioneer settlers of this vicinity, died at his home about three miles east of the village in town of Auburn, at 8 o'clock last Sunday morning, following a one-day illness.  Mr. Butzke was born in Grobunz, Germany, on June 27, 1840, and at the age of 20 years came to America, settling in the Town of Auburn, where he had since resided. He was married May 27, 1875, to Louise Krause. The couple observed their golden wedding anniversary in 1925.    Surviving the deceased are his widow and seven children, August of Unity, Mrs. Otto Hinn of the Town of Scott, Sheboygan county, Herman, Albert, Jr., Louis, Arnold and Henry all residing in the vicinity east of this village. Also 16 grandchildren survive. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock from the house of Henry Butzke and at 2 o'clock from the New Fane Evangelical church, Rev. C. J. Gutekunst officiating. Burial was in the adjoining cemetery.

Leigh Larson note: Albert William Ferdinand Butzke 6/27/1840 - 3/20/1927; Plot 3-20 Louisa: 12/6/1858 - 6/29/1929. Buried in St. John Cemetery, Auburn Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI.


Norton Courier, Norton, Norton Co., KS, December 26, 1929

Word has been received of the death of Mrs. Louise Butzky of Campbellsport, Wisconsin, who was a sister of August Krause, also that of Mrs. Emma Hollingshead of Woodland, California, a niece of Mrs. Krause, had passed away. 


The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 15, 1930, shows August Krause (age 74) born in Germany to German-born parents, and having emigrated in 1866 owns his own home valued at $4,000 at 325 West Main Street, 3rd Ward, City of Norton, Norton Co., KS. Living with him is his wife Mary J. Krause (age 70) born in Canada to Canadian and English parents, and having emigrated in 1860. They were married at age 24 and 20, respectively. They are both naturalized citizens. No children are living at home.

August Ferdinand Krause died August 28, 1934, at Laird Memorial Hospital, City of Norton, Norton Co., KS, at age 79. Buried in Spring Green Cemetery, Spring Green Twp., Furnas Co., NE.


August Ferdinand Krause died August 28, 1934, at Laird Memorial Hospital, City of Norton, Norton Co., KS, at age 79. Buried in Spring Green Cemetery, Spring Green Twp., Furnas Co., NE.


Norton Courier, City of Norton, Norton Co., KS, August 28, 1934

UREMIC POISONING FATAL TO KRAUSE

Citizen of County for 54 Years Yields to Less Than Four-Day Illness Shortly Before Noon

An illness of less than four days of uremic poisoning became fatal about 11 o'clock this morning for August Ferdinand Krause at the Laird Memorial Hospital. Although not in the best of health for the past few years, he did not become ill until Friday night. He was removed from his home at 325 West Main street to the hospital Saturday night in unconscious condition. Physicians felt at that time that he could not recover. The body is at Scott mortuary until funeral arrangements are made, awaiting word from members of the family. Jason Krause of Wichita, a son, arrived here shortly after his father's death, leaving Wichita last night after he was advised Mr. Krause's condition was critical. Mr. Krause, who was born at Swanbach, Germany, had lived in Norton County for 54 years, coming here in 1880 from Fon du Lac, Wis., and locating on a farm 11 miles north and two miles west of Norton. Their children grown, Mr. and Mrs. Krause moved from the farm into Norton in 1920 and have resided here since, Mr. Krause devoting his time to looking after his property interests. Surviving with Mrs. Krause are two daughters and four sons, as well as grandchildren and other relatives. The children are Oscar Krause, Mrs. Velma McCrea and Mrs. Elda Darling all of Gooding, Idaho; Jason Krause of Wichita, Alfred Krause of Bradford, Pa., and Wallace Krause of Sioux City, Nebr.


Plat Map of Aldine Twp., Norton Co., KS, 1935


The 1940 U. S. Census taken on April 16, 1940, shows Mary J. Krause (age 80) born in Canada and having completed 6 years of schooling, and 5 years ago was living in Norton, Norton Co., KS, is a widow owning her home worth $3,000 and is living at 325 West Main Street, 3rd Ward, City of Norton, Norton Co., KS. Living at the same address is a widow renting for $5/month: Emma Darling (age 67) born in Kansas and having completed 8 years of schooling, and 5 years ago was living in Norton, Norton Co., KS.

In October, 1943 Mary Jane Krause moved to the City of Bradford, McKean Co., PA.

On November 3, 1944, Mary Jane Krause fractured her hip, and remained a patient at Fairview Rest Home, Degolia, Bradford Twp., McKean Co., PA, until her death.

Mary Jane (Abbey) Krause died July 17, 1954, in the hospital of Fairview Rest Home, Degolia, Bradford Twp., McKean Co., PA, at age 94. Buried in Spring Green Cemetery, Spring Green Twp., Furnas Co., NE.


Mary Jane (Abbey) Krause died July 17, 1954, in the hospital of Fairview Rest Home, Degolia, Bradford Twp., McKean Co., PA, at age 94. Buried in Spring Green Cemetery, Spring Green Twp., Furnas Co., NE.


Norton Courier, Norton, Norton Co., KS, July 19, 1954

Resident Dies In Pennsylvania

Mrs. Mary Jane Krause, 94, of Bradford, Pa., early resident of Norton County, died Saturday, July 17, at Bradford. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, July 21, from the Scott-Brantley Funeral Home. Rev. Rex Harmon will officiate. Interment will be made in the Spring Green Cemetery. Mrs. Krause was married to August Krause, who predeceased her Aug. 28, 1934. They lived for many years on a farm north of Norton near the Nebraska line. In the early 20's they retired from the farm and moved to a residence on west Main street, which Mrs. Krause owned at the time of her death. She was a member of the Christian church and lived her life by her churches teachings. She was considered a good neighbor and friend and leaves a number of friends in this community who will regret to learn of her death. Surviving are three sons and one daughter. They are Mrs. Walter Darling, Gooding, Ida., Alfred Krause, Bradford, Penn., Oscar Krause, Long Beach, Calif., and Wallace Krause of Iowa. The body of Mrs. Krause accompanied by Mr. Mrs. Alfred Krause will arrive in Norton by Rock Island train Tuesday morning.


The Bradford Era, Bradford, McKean Co., PA, Monday, July 19, 1954

Mrs. Mary Jane Krause Dies in Hospital After Long Illness

Mrs. Mary Jane Krause, 96, mother of Alfred A. Krause of 26 Bon Air Ave., died at the Fairview Hospital, Degolia, Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Born in Montreal, Canada, on July 3, 1858, Mrs. Krause lived in Kansas most of her life. She came to Bradford in October, 1943. On November 3, 1944, Mrs. Krause fractured her hip and had been a patient in the hospital since that time. She is survived by three sons, Oscar W. Krause, Bellflower, Calif., Alfred O. Krause, Bradford, and Wallace E. Krause, Green Island, Iowa; one daughter, Mrs. W. E. Darling, Gooding, Idaho; 16 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 26 great-great-grandchildren. A brief prayer service was held yesterday afternoon at the Koch-Chatley Memorial Chapel. Howard Smith, Reader of the First Church of Christ officiated. The body was taken last night to Norton, Kan., where further services and burial will take place Wednesday afternoon..


Sheboygan Journal, Sheboygan, WI, Friday, March 25, 1927

Albert Butzke, Sr., died Monday at the home of his son, Henry Butzke.


The Sheboygan Press, Sheboygan, WI, Tuesday, April 5, 1927

Albert Smith attended the funeral of his uncle, Albert Butzke, at Campellsport Wednesday.


Sheboygan Journal, Sheboygan, WI, Wednesday, August 19, 1970

LOUIS G. BUTZKE

Louis G. Butzke, 79, R. 2, Campbellsport, died Tuesday at St. Joseph Hospital, West Bend, after a lengthy illness. He was born July 3, 1891, in the Town of Auburn (Fond du Lac County) to the late Albert and Louisa Krause Butzke. On Nov. 18, 1914, he married the former Hanna Arndt at Immanuel Lutheran Church in the Town of Scott. He was a lifelong member of St. John Lutheran Church, New Fane. Mr. Butzke is survived by his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Walter (Loretta) Stande, New Fane; two sons, Elroy, Kewaskum, and Ray, R. 1, Campbellsport; a brother, Arnold, Kewaskum, 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four brothers and a sister. Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at St. John Church, New Fane, Rev. Arthur Haupt, officiating. Friends may call at Miller's Funeral Home, Kewaskum, from 4 p.m. Thursday until 11 a.m. Friday, and at the church from noon Friday until the time of services.


Published 1894

Job Russell Case was the third son of a family of ten children and was born in Washington country, New York, July 1, 1822.  Mr. Case's parents were New Englanders of Scotch descent.  His father, Wm. Case, served with honor in the war of 1812; he was the son of Isaac Case who was an officer in the Revolution, and was noted for his great feats of strength and daring.

Job was a sturdy boy and showed early signs of more than ordinary physical strength and energy, qualities that have stood him well in hand in the path that fate seemed to have marked out for him to follow.  Removing at an early age to Cattaraugus county, New York, then almost an unbroken wilderness of rocky hills and giant forests, but where today hundreds of acres of pleasant meadows and fruitful orchards stand as monuments to this man's great energy and almost superhuman endurance, and many a Kansas urchin has been made glad at sight of the rosy cheeked apples shipped from some of those same orchards.

Mr. Case was married at the age of 22 to Miss Debbie Milks of Napoli, New York.  This proved to be a marriage of natural adaptation.  The wife bringing the industrious loom and spinning wheel of those days which played an accompaniment to the music of the ax and flail of the thrifty farmer.  There were born of this marriage nine children, five boys and four girls, which with the exception of one infant all lived to be men and women grown as follows: Mrs. A. V. Reed, now residing at Little Valley, New York; Theresa, wife of J. B. F. Chamblin, manufacturer of cutlery, Little Valley, W. R. Case of the firm of Case Bros. stock breeders of Spring Green, Nebraska; Jean Case of same place and business; Emma, wife of J. W Brown, merchant at Little Valley, New York; John D. Case of Case Bros., Spring Green; Andrew J. Case of same place and business; Jessie, wife of J. H. Barnard, farmer near Spring Green, Nebraska.

Mrs. Case died in 1868 and Mr. Case again married, this time to Miss Maria E. Dolbeir to whom was born one son and one daughter.  The son, Edwin, is in the dairy and fruit business in New York state; the daughter, Mabel is still with her parents.

In 1873 two of his oldest sons, Wm. and Jean, having settled in Furnas county, Nebraska.  Mr. Case determined to test the qualities of prairie soil and moved to Nebraska locating in October 1873 near his sons on the Sappa in Furnas county.

About this time Mr. Case met with a severe financial loss through the failure of the banking firm of S. S. Marsh in Little Valley, New York, sweeping away much of the hard accumulation of years.  Although the strength of his youth had begun to wane, and crippled financially the old fire and ambition still remained; proving up on his first settlement in 1874 he homesteaded the same year, land in Norton county one mile northwest of Norton.  He remained on this land until 1880. He then moved to Norton. Mrs. Case opened a millinery store. Mr. Case was engaged in numerous enterprises on a small scale.  He became a shareholder in the Norton town company and was at one time President of the association.  He has a well disciplined mind and would speak on public questions with great force and originality in our debating societies.  His outward appearance was cold and austere; but close acquaintance showed him to be companionable and communicative, although he never smiled.  The expression of his face spoke volumes.  He owned the Wm Maudlin farm, six miles east of Norton, and lived out there for a short time.  Beginning to feel the weight of years and longing for old familiar scenes of his native state, in 1884 he returned to his old home in Little Valley.

Having in his day perhaps subdued as many acres and planted as many orchards as any man now living, giving employment to hundreds, he has undoubtedly earned a quiet and peaceful old age.  He now lives in retirement at Little Valley, New York.

Politically Mr. Case has of late years been a prohibitionist.  Always a temperate man it is his boast that he never has tasted whisky or tobacco, and takes a just pride in his vigor which he attributes to his temperate habits, neither has he a son or grandson who uses either of them although he represents twenty-one male descendents.  In religions matters Mr. Case might be termed a "Free Thinker."  In reply to a question asking him regarding his belief in the future state, the following lines apply admirably.
When we do a good deed it is done to stay:
And though evil we do in another day
It taketh not that good away,
Nor can we to a saviour pray,
And wash our evil deeds away.
But each by their own full record must stand.
When the books are balanced
In the other land.


Northwestern Pennsylvania - The History

J. RUSSELL CASE - Known throughout the United States for his accomplishment as a cutlery manufacturer, J. Russell Case continues, in-Bradford, the firm of W. R. Case & Son, founded and for years headed by his father. This organization occupies a prominent place in Bradford industrial life and in the cutlery business of the Nation.

Mr. Case was born October 27, 1878, in Nebraska, son of William R. and Mary (Fox) Case, both of whom are now deceased. The father, William R. Case, went west with his brother, Jean Case, when he reached the age of twenty-one years, and the two brothers together operated a mail and freight route for the Federal Government in Kansas and Nebraska. In 1878 Mrs. Mary (Fox) Case, whom he had married at the age of twenty and taken west with him, died, whereupon, in 1879, William R. Case returned to the East and entered the cutlery business in Little Valley, New York. The present firm, or its predecessor, was established there in 1895, and there William R. Case continued it until 1905. Then he decided to come to Bradford, where he put up a thoroughly modern plant and initiated the present firm of W. R. Case & Son. They manufacture “Case Tested Double XX” cutlery, popular throughout the United States. W. R. Case remained president of the organization until his death in 1931, where­upon he was succeeded by his son, J. Russell Case, who has continued the work down to the present. William R. Case was also the main sponsor of the Case Land Company, and was instrumental in transforming the swamps in Foster Brook into a fine residential district. He was the first man in the United States to travel and sell cutlery from samples, according to records of the industry.

Common schools of Little Valley, New York, where the family formerly lived, provided J. Russell Case’s early formal education. He “grew up” in the cutlery business from a very early age, and has remained in it since that time. The enterprise was established, as already indicated, back in 1890, and since its removal to Bradford he has been prominent in its management. Through the years of the firm’s history the number of employees has grown from forty people to about 350. At the time of the father’s death, in 1931, there were about two hundred. Originally, in Bradford, the business was situated in a small establishment in Bank Street, very different from the fine up-to-date plant now operating in Russell Boulevard.

Quite aside from his work with this company, J. Russell Case operates a fine farm, raising roughage to feed a herd of about sixty head of milk cows. Politically he follows an independent course, casting his support in favor of candidates and measures of his choice rather than on any partisanship basis. He belongs to the Bradford Club and the Bradford Board of Commerce, and in the Free and Accepted Masons is affiliated with Little Valley Lodge, Buffalo Consistory, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, and Zem Zem Temple, Ancient Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine (in Erie).

J. Russell Case married (first) Effie L. Crouse, and (second) Florence Lichty.


The Central Overland Pony Express of 1860-61 was not the first nor the last venture to transport and deliver mail by horseback. While most attention has always been focused on the Transcontinental Pony Express route to California, there were many comparable services scattered throughout the west. Often these services lasted but a short time.

The purpose of this page is to provide a forum to list other riders and other routes and to provide a means of recognizing those gallant riders who provided the communication links that helped to bind our country together.

Andrew Jaxon Case

Born: March 4, 1862, Napoli, Cattaraugus County, New York

Died: January 15, 1940, Little Valley, Cattaraugus County, New York

Andrew Jaxson Case rode for a pony express probably in 1878.

Evidence: "Historic Annals of SW NY; pub 1940; Vol 3, pp 180-181. "A. J.Case, who during his young manhood had a romantic career as one of the pony express riders over the prairies in the days before the Union Pacific RR was built."

He lived in Furnas County, Nebraska, and Norton, Kansas, 1880-1883. He was married in Norton Kansas. His first child was born in Norton in 1883. He was a salesman for Case Brothers Cutlery of New York and was a stock breeder, both in 1890s.


Information submitted by Karyl Hahn January 1998

40. Jobe Russell CASE was born on 5 Jul 1821 in Spafford, Onondaga, NY. He was born on 5 Jul 1821 in Spafford, Cattaraugus, NY. He appeared on the census in 1850 in *Napoli, Cattaraugus, NY. 1850, NY, Cattaraugus Co., Napoli; pg 68; #181/182
CASE, Job R.; 29y; M; farmer; $1300 real estate; b NY
CASE, Deborah M.; 31y; F; b NY
CASE, Anna; 6y; F; b NY
CASE, Mary T.; 5y; F; b NY
CASE, William; 3y; M; b NY
CASE, Eugene; 1/365; M; b NY He appeared on the census in 1855 in *Napoli, Cattaraugus Co., NY. 1855; NY, Cattaraugus Co., Napoli; pg 292 & 292; dwelling #45
CASE, Job R.; 35y; male; b Washington Co.; married; in town 8y; farmer
CASE, Deorah; 35y; female; wife; b Washington Co.; in town 30y;CASE, Anna V.; 12y; female; child; b Wis.; in town 8y
CASE, Mary G.; 11y; fmale; child; b Wis; in town 8y
CASE, William R.; 8y; b Cattaraugus Co.; in town 8y
CASE, Gean; 3y; male; child; b Catt. Co.; in town 3y
CASE, Emme E.; 1y; female; child; b Catt. Co.; in town 1y He appeared on the census in 1860 in *Napoli, Cattaraugus, NY. 1860, NY, Cattaraugus Co., Napoli; pg 36; #290/301
CASE, Job R.; 38y; M; $1900 real estate/$500 personal; b NY
CASE, Deborah M.; 40y; F; b NY
CASE, Ann V.; 16y; F; b Wisconsin; domestic
CASE, William R.; 12y; M; b NY
CASE, Jean A.; 7y; F; b NY
CASE, Emma E.; 5y; F; b NY
CASE, Jessie; 3y; F; b NY
CASE, John; 1y; M; b NY
CASE, Theresa M.; 14y; F; domestic; b NY He appeared on the census in 1865 in *Napoli, Cattaraugus Co., NY. 1865; NY, Catt. Co., Napoli; pg 25-6; dwelling 178; family #179
CASE, Jobe R.; 44y; male; b Catt. Co.; married once; farmer;
CASE, Deborah; 45y; wife; b Washington Co.; has 10 children; married once;
CASE, William R.; 17y; child; b Catt. Co.; single; farmer
CASE, Gean; 12y; male; child; b Catt. Co; single
CASE, Emma; 11y; female; child; b Catt. Co; single
CASE, Jesse; 9y; male; child; b Catt. Co.; single
CASE, John; 7y; male; child; b Catt. Co.; single
CASE, Andy; 3 3/12y; male; child; b Catt. Co.; single

dwelling #178; famly #179
WADKINS, John; 26y; male; b Catt. Co.; married; farmer
WADKINS, Virginia; 21y; female; wife; b Wisconsin He appeared on the census in 1870 in *Napoli, Cattaraugus Co., NY. 1870 US Census; NY, Cattaraugus Co., Napoli; pg 6; #48/48
CASE, Joseph R.; W; M; 49y; farmer $5000/$1000; b NY
CASE, Maria A.; W; F; 30y; keeping house; b NY
CASE, Jessie; W; F; 14y; b NY
CASE, John; W; M; 12y; b NY
CASE, Andy; W; M; 8y; b NY
Osere ?; W; M; 1y; b NY He appeared on the census in 1880 in *Norton Precinct, Norton Co., Kansas. 1880 US Census; Kansas, Norton Co., Norton Precinct; ED#201; pg 10; line 13; #99/99
CASE, Job; W; M; 58y;married; farmer; b NY; f/b RI; m/b CT
CASE, Maria; W; F; 39y; wife; married; keeping house; b Michigan; f/bCT; m/b CT
CASE, Andy J.; W; M; 18y; son; farmer; single; b NY; f/b NY; m/b NY
CASE, Edwin D.; M; W; 11y son; at home; b NY; f/b NY; m/b MI
CASE, Mable E.; F; W; 1/12 yr b in May; at home; single; b Kansas; f/b NY; m/b Mi

family #100/100 living next door
CASE, William E.; M; W; 30y; farmer; married; b VT; f/b VT; m/b VT
CASE, Lou N.; F; W; 27y; wife; keeping house; b OH; f/b VT; m/b not listed
CASE, Stella; F; W; 5y; daughter; single; at home; b KS; f/b VT; m/b not listed
CASE, Ida; F; W; 2y; daughter; single; b KS; f/b VT; m/b not listed
CASE, Bertha; F; W; 9/12 b Aug; daughter; at home single; b KS; f/b VT; m/b not listed He was Newspaper article on 22 Feb 1894 in Norton Co., Kansas. Champion Newspaper, Norton, Kansas 2 Feb. 1894


Job Case was the third son in a family of 10 children and was born in Washington County, New York July 1, 1822. Mr. Case's parents were New Englanders of English and Scotch descent. His father, William served with honor in the war of 1812: he was the son of Isaac Case who was an officer in the Revolution, and was noted for his great feats of strength and daring.

Job was a sturdy boy and showed early signs of more than ordinary physical strength and energy, qualities that have stood him well in hand in the path that fate seemed to have marked for him to follow. Removing at an early age to Cattaraugus County, New York, then an almost unbroken wilderness of rocky hills and giant forests, but where today hundreds of acres of pleasant meadows and fruitful orchards stand as monuments to this man's great energy and almost superhuman endurance, and many a Kansas urchin has been made glad at sight of the rosy cheeked apples shipped from some of those same orchards.

Mr. Case was married at the age of 22 to Miss Debbie Milks of Napoli, New York. This proved to be a marriage of natural adaptation. The wife bringing the industrious loom and spinning wheel of those days which played an accompaniment, to the music of the ax and flail of the thrifty farmer. There were born of this marriage nine children, five boys and four girls, which with the exception of one infant all lived to be men and women grown, as follows: Mrs. A. V. Reed, now residing in Little Valley, New York; Theresa, wife of J. B. F. Champlin, manufacturer of Cutlery, Little Valley, New York; Wm. R. Case of the firm of Case Bros., stock breeder of Spring Green, Nebraska; Jean Case of the same place and business; Emma, wife of J. W. Brown, merchant at Little Valley, New York; John D. Case of Case Bros., Spring Green; Andrew J. Case of same place and business; Jessie, wife of J. H. Barnard, farmer near Spring Green, Nebraska.

Mrs. Case died in 1868 and Mr. Case again married, this time to Miss Marie E. Dolbeir to whom was born one son and one daughter. The son Edwin, is in the dairy and fruit business in New York; the daughter, Mable, is still with her parents.

In 1873 two of the oldest sons, Wm. and Jean, having settled in Furnas County, Nebraska. Mr. Case determined to test the qualities of the prairie soil and moved to Nebraska locating in October 1873 near his sons on the Sappa in Furnas County.

About this time Mr. Case met with severe financial loss through the failure of the banking firm of S. S. March in Little Valley, New York sweeping away much of the hard accumulation of years.

Although the strength of his youth had begun to wane, and crippled financially the old fire and ambition still remained; proving up on his first settlement in 1874 he homesteaded the same year, land in Norton County one mile northwest of Norton. He remained on this land until 1880. He then moved to Norton. Mrs. Case opened a millinery store. Mr. Case was engaged in numerous enterprises on a small scale. He became as share-holder in the Norton town company and was at one time President of the association. He has a well disciplined mind and would speak on public questions with great force and originality in our debating societies. His outward appearance was cold and austere; but close acquaintances showed him to be companionable and communicative, although he never smiled. The expression of his face spoke volumes. He owned the Wm. Maudlin farm, six miles east of Norton, and lived out there for a short time. Beginning to feel the weight of years and longing for old familiar scenes of his native state, in 1884 he returned to his old farm in Little Valley.

Politically Mr. Case has of late years been a prohibitionist. Always a temporate man it is his boast that he never tasted whiskey or tobacco, and takes a just pride in his vigor which he attributes to his temporate habits, neither has he a son or grandson who uses either of them although he represents twenty-one male descendants. In religious matters Mr. Case might be termed a "Free Thinker." In reply to a question asking him regarding his belief in the future state. The following lines apply admirably.

When we do a good deed it is done to stay;
And though evil we do in another day
It taketh not that good away,
Nor can we to a savior pray,
And wash our evil deeds away,
But each by their own full record must stand
When the books are balanced
In the other land.

Having in his day perhaps subdued as many acres and planted as many orchards as any man now living, giving employment to hundreds, he has undoubtedly earned a quiet and peaceful old age. He now lives in retirement at Little Valley, New York.


Grandfathers on Case side - English descent
Isaac Case - Officer in the Revolution war, father of
William Russell Case - fought in the war of 1812, father of
Job R. Case (mother of Scotch descent), father of
Jean Case
W. R. Case
J. D. Case
A. J. Case
Virginia Case Reed
Theresa Case Champlin
Jessie Case Barnard
Emma Case Brown
Eugene Case (died in infancy)
Mable Case
Edwin D. Case
He appeared on the census in 1900 in *Little Valley, Cattoraugus, NY. 1900, Little Valley, Cattaraugus Co., NY ED#49; pg 10A; line 29
CASE, Job R.; head; WM; b JUL 1821; 78y; m32y; b NY; f b RI; m b RI; retired; owns
CASE, Maria E; wife; WF; b JUL 1840; 59y; m/32y; 2 child/2 living; b Michigan; par b CT He appeared on the census in 1910 in *Little Valley, Cattoraugus, NY. 1910, Little Valley, Cattaraugus Co., NY ED #68; pg 7A; line 25
CASE, Job R.; head; MW; 88y; m/2/ m42y; b NY; f b RI; m b US; farmer
CASE, Maria C; wife; FW; 69y; m/1; m42y; b Michigan; par b CT- He died on 4 Apr 1915 in Little Valley, Cattoraugus, NY. He was buried in Little Valley Rural Cem., Catt. Co., NY. He was married to Deborah M. MILKS about 1843 in Cambridge, Washington, NY. Genealogical & Family History of Western New York
VII CASE, Job R., son of William and Sophia (BLACKMORE) CASE, was born in Spafford, Washington County, New York, July 5, psyche was educated in the district schools, and grew up on the farm, where for several years he was employed by his father. He married, in 1843, and settled in Wisconsin, where he owned land, kept store and was postmaster. In 1850 he settled in Little Valley, New York. After a short stay he again went west, settling in Kansas, later in Nebraska. Here he was in business, also farmed and dealt in real estate erecting eleven houses and planting seven orchards. He was very successful, and on his final return to Cattaraugus county purchased three hundred acres of good timber land, clearing fifty acres the first year. He marketed the lumber by way of the Genesee canal. He later purchased tracts of one hundred and seventy-five, one hundred and twenty-five, one hundred and sixty and one hundred and fifty-six acres, which he sold in like quantities. During his career he erected thirty-five buildings and planted seventeen orchards. He is a man of strong opinions and with the courage to support unpopular causes. He early connected with the movement for legal prohibition of the liquor traffic, sat in numerous conventions and gave money and time to his party's support. He is a total abstainer himself, never having used liquor or tobacco. Thirty years ago he espoused the cause of women's suffrage and lent his influence to her cause with all his energy.
Now, at the age of ninety, he is a wonderfully preserved man, has never used glasses to aid his sight and bids to become a centenarian. He married (first) Deborah MELTS. Children: Virginia, Mary, Theresa, William, Eugene, Jean, Emma, Jessie, John D. and Andrew. He married (second) Marian Maria DOLBEASE. Children: Edwin, Agnes, and Mabel.
VIII Mary Theresa, daughter of Job R and Deborah (MELTS) CASE, married John Brown Franklin CHAMPLIN (See CHAMPLIN VIII.)

41. Deborah M. MILKS was born in 1819 in Washington Co., NY. She died in 1867 in Little Valley, Catt. Co., NY. She was buried in 1867 in Napoli, Cattaraugus Co., NY. She died in 1869 in Little Valley, Catt. Co., NY. She was buried on 23 Sep 1911 in Little Valley Rural Cem. Lot 50, Catt. Co., NY. Removed from Napoli cemetery and re-interred in Little Valley in 1911. Children were:


Nebraska STATE GAZETTEER

    Business Directory and farmer list for 1890 - 1891

Omaha: J.M. Wolfe & Co., Publishers, 509 - 510 Paxton Block 1890

Entered according to Act of Congress in the year of 1890, by J.M. Wolfe

& Co., in the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington, D.C.

Furnas County
Beaver City -- County Seat

Transcribed by Leona L. Gustafson, September 1999
Transcriber's Note: An asterisk (*) indicates that the letter or word was difficult
or impossible to read in the copy.

Cambridge is situated in the northwestern part of Furnas county on the Medicine creek, near the point where it empties into the Republican river, and on the main line of the B. & M. R. R., 25 miles east from McCook.  It has about 800 inhabitants, with two reliable banks, the State Bank and the Citizens State Bank, flour mill, grain elevator, lumber yard, etc.