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Kit Carson County Pioneers:

Herman F. Schwake, 6 South 43 West


Although there's no proof that the Kit Carson County Herman is the Lincoln, Nebraska one, the timelines fit well.
One tree said Herman was the son of Henry Schwake, and had brothers George 1862-1937 and Frederick S. 1856-1938
George, per # 74737655 is buried in Lincoln, Nebraska 1862-1937, and Frederick, per # 86857040 is buired in Guthrie, Oklahoma 1856-1938.

Herman F. Schwake, born 1867, married Carrie Essert, born 1873 in Nebraska in 1894.
Carrie was in Lancaster County, Nebraska in 1880, 7, born in Nebraska. Her mother Carrie is 50, born in Prussia, married but no spouse. Siblings John 18, Emma 14, Frank 13, and Mariah 12 werer all born in Wisconsin.

Herman timber-claimed a quarter in 21, 6 South, 43W in 1899.
Carrie E. Schwake - 1873-1900, is buried in Hickman, Lancaster County, Nebraska # 81177757.
In 1910 Lincoln, Nebraska, Herman is 42, a salesman, born in Germany, immigrating 1881, naturalized, married seven years to Jesie L. 41 born in Missouri.
In 1920 Lincoln, Herman is a farmer, 52, Jessie L. 51, with Catharine 8.
1934 "Mrs. Effie Strain of Sterling, Colo., is confined to the home of her sister, Dr. Jessie Schwake, 1328 So. 17th, with severe injuries Buffered in an automobile accident Friday. Doctor Schwake and Herman F. Schwake had started to take Mrs. Strain to her home by automobile, and a mile this side of Sutton a nail ripped an inner tube, the tire blew out and the wheel broke, turning the car over once and a half. Mr. Schwake and his wife were slightly injured. Mrs. Strain’s left arm, right shoulder and two ribs were broken. "

1938 Lincoln, Nebraska
In 1940 Lincoln, Herman has no occupation, but Carrie is an osteopath, and Katherine is a teacher at the state university.

Herman F. Schwake, per # 74737656, is buried in Lincoln, Nebraska 1867-1944


1940 Lincoln "Miss Katharine Schwake M Bride Of John A. Stone
TALL WHITE URNS, filled with long stemmed white gladioli and huckleberry sprays, and cathedral candles, burning in four seven-branched candelabra, were arranged against a bank of woodwardia ferns and palms which screened the chancel of the St. Paul Methodist church, and formed an attractive background for the marriage of Miss Katharine Schwake, daughter of Dr. Jesse Schwake, to John A. Stone, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Stone, of Omaha, which was solemnized at a 4 o'clock service on Saturday afternoon, June 24. The lines were read by the Rev. Dr. Gerald Kennedy, minister of St. Paul church. As the one hundred guests assembled a prelude of organ music was played by Richard Le Bar, who also accompanied E. C. Boehmer who sang, “I Love You,” Beck, and “Because.” Mr. Le Bar played the bridal music from Lohengrin as a processional, and used the Mendelssohn wedding march as a recessional. Miss Jeanne Holtz of St. Louis, Mo., was the maid of honor and appeared in a long- skirted frock of lime green crepe designed with the fitted bodice, ornamented with hand stitched tucks to the waist. She carried a colonial bouquet of deep Talisman roses with a frill of fever-few. The flower girl was Miss Suzie Monihan of Denver, cousin of the bride, who was frocked in eggshell silk marquisette over yellow taffeta. The full skirt ended In a stiffened deep ruffle, and the ruffle motif was repeated in the trim for the plain cap sleeves. Small clusters of miniature flowers trimmed the frock from the round neckline to the hem, and her hair ornament was a half­garland of blue delphinium. She carried a basket of rose petals. Paul Bogott served Mr. Stone as best man, and seating the guests were Dr. Donald A. Keys and Thomas Sheffrey. The bride, who entered alone, chose a gown of ivory satin for her wedding. Embroidered sheer chiffon fromed the yoke for the fitted bodice which had long tapering sleeves. The full skirt ended in a long train. The veil of bridal illusion was fingertip length, and was held to the head by a tri-corn calot covered with fresh stephanotls, and ornamented with a front frill of the illusion. The bride wore a double strand of pearls with matching earrings, and her bouquet was a modern colonial fashioned of butterfly roses in pale pink, which formed the center, white gladioli and stephanotis.
Following the ceremony a reception for the wedding guests was held in the church parlors where Mrs . Florence Bates, cousin of the bride, presided. The refreshment table was arranged with a Chinese hand embroidered cloth, and appointed with a long, low panel of pink roses, white gladioli, regal lilies and tall white tapers. At one end of the table was the four tiered wedding cake.

Presiding at a table were Mrs. Effie B. Frame of Sterling, Colo., and Mrs. George Schwake, aunts of the bride, and assisting in the serving were Miss Dorothy Black, Miss Betty Brinkman, Miss Mary Lou Holtz, Miss Marilouise Miles. Miss Bess Ashby Richards was in charge of the guest book, and assisting in greeting the guests was Miss Elizabeth Stone, sister of the bridegroom. Mr. Stone and his bride left late In the afternoon for a "

" Katherine Schwake had her year’s study in Paris interrupted by the Munich Pact and finished her training at the Parsons school and is now in New York. She is now supervising classes in fashion design at "

June 1944, Lincoln "The marriage of Miss Katharine Schwake to John A. Stone of Omaha, was solemnized at a 4 o'clock service on Saturday Methodist church. afternoon, June 24, at the St, Paul honeymoon trip to Denver and Evergreen, Colo., after which they will go to Omaha where they will reside a t 3115 Pacific street. The bride is traveling in a light blue silk shantung suit, with which she is wearing a Howard Hodge hat of pink straw trimmed with minute rosebuds and a pink veil. Her accessories are brown. Both Mr. Stone and his bride are graduates of the University of Nebraska where Mrs. Stone has been instructor in the department of art. The bridegroom, a member of Theta XI at Nebraska university, is a bridge designer for the Union Pacific railroad. Out of town guests included Mr. and Mrs. George Stone, Miss Elizabeth Stone, parents and sister of the bridegroom, Omaha; Miss Jeanne Holtz, St. Louis; Mrs. Effie B. Frame, Sterling. Colo.; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Monihan and daughter, Suzie, Denver, Colo.; Mrs. Esther Boomer, Seattle, Wash.; Mrs. Charles Eyre, Walter Rood, Omaha. "
1968 Denver "Mrs. Jessie Schwake, who was 100 years old Friday, received more than one orchid during the celebration. Her daughter, Mrs. John Stone, pins one on her shoulder. Mrs. Schwake was a practicing osteopathic physician (in Des Moines, Iowa and Lincoln, Neb.) until she was 79. She came to Denver 16 years ago and resides with Mrs. Stone">
1974 Lincoln
"Funeral services for Mrs, Jessie Leach Schwake will be 11 a m Monday at Wyuka Cemetery'. Mrs Schwake died Thursday in Denver. Colo, She was 105. She was born in Chillicothe, Mo,, and married Herman Schwake in 1902 in Lincoln She received her D.O. in 1901 and she and her husband were osteopaths in Lincoln from 1904 to 1947. Mrs. Schwake is a past grand marshal of the Grand Chapter OES of Nebraska. She is a past worthy matron of the Hebron OES and is currently a member of Chapter of OES. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. John A. ( Katherine) Stone of Denver, a brother, William G. Leach of Alta, Texas; and a stepdaughter, Mrs. Mabel Schuck of Lincoln."

In 1944 Lincoln Mrs. Katherine Schwake Stone was a presenter at an arts program - Dwight Kirsch was another.
In 1976 Dwight Kirsch wrote "I believe Katherine Schwake Stone lives in Denver."

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In 1880 Adams County, Illinois, Melvin A. Leach is 41, Kate 30, with Jessie 12, Efie 10, Charles 9, Mamie 6, and Laura 2.
In 1900 and 1910 William M. and Effie are in Thayer County, Nebraska. William M. was born in 1898, Marjorie 1902, and Genevieve 1909.
In 1920 Sterling Colorado, Mrs. W.H. Frame is widowed, 49, with Wm. Melvin 21, Marjorie 18, Genevieve 11, all three born in Nebraska. Her brothers Melvin 39 Illinois and Frank 34 Missouri are living with them.
All three males are selling furniture and Marjorie is a bank bookkeeper.
In 1930 Sterling, Melvin and Franklin are still living with Effie and Marjorie. All four are owners of a furniture store - Genevieve with no occupation.

Effie Bradford (Leach) Frame 1870-1957 is buried in Sterling Colorado, per # 55450057, with William Harvey Frame 1863-1919.
She was born Feb 27, 1870 in Missouri, father Leach, mother Jennings, and died April 7, 1957 in Monterey County, California.
William H. Frame cash-claimed a quarter in 2, 9N 55W, Logan County, Colorado, near Sterling, in 1912.

Frank J. Leach 1884-1946 is buried in Sterling # 55609170. and so is Melvin Edward Leach 1880-1945, # 57500930.

Genevieve Frame married Edwin B. Leary, both 21, May 3, 1930, recorded in Douglas County, Colorado.
Edwin B. Leary 1909-1966 is buried in Wheat Ridge Colorado # 114768573.

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