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Paul and Louisa (Plucheck) Darbin, Joseph Plucheck , Laird
I'm also looking for information on a Piotr or Peter Pluta who immigrated from Tarnow. His wife was Thegla "Jessie" Jazwiec, and they came to the U.S. in about 1881. The name was changed from Pluta to Plucheck. The couple eventually settled in Colorado, by way of South Carolina, Louisianna, and Tarnow, Nebraska. (Apparently, Thegla had a brother who also lived in NE with the last name Zivitz.)
My husband is descended from Grace Plucheck who was born in South Carolina to Joseph and Thegla. They apparently had other children before leaving Poland, but lost most of them on the journey and another one in Louisianna from drowning.
Peter "Joseph" also had some troubles with dementia/mental illness later in life. Would like to find out more about this as the family has a history of this type of illness.
Powell Derbin proved up two quarters in sections 4, 5, and 9, 1S 42W in 1911.
Theodore Darby of Haigler, Neb. was born July 3, 1884 in Poland which was a property of Russia, to Paul and Martha Darbin. He died at the age of 93 years, 10 months and one day April 4, 1956 at the Kinder Kare Home in Wauneta, Neb.
Funeral services were held April 7 at Zion Lutheran Church in Haigler with Pastor Terry Douglass officiating.
Theodore came to the United States with his parents at the age of three years, and lived in Pittsburgh, Pa. where his father worked in the coal mines. Later he moved to Hanna, Wyo., Denver and then with his family to Laird.
At an early age he left home and went to live with Mr. and Mrs. Jim Douglass and this was his home until he took up a homestead in Cheyenne County Kansas in 1905.
July 18, 1911 he was united in marriage to Christina Elizabeth Wall. She died July 25, 1928 leaving Theodore with five small children to raise.
In addition to his own work on the homestead from 1914 to 1923 Mr. Darby walked the five miles to Haigler and worked for Roach Brothers blacksmithing, drilling wells and putting up windmills. He also helped dig the ditches when Haigler put in the water system. In his later years he was helpful wherever he was needed, always ready to help a neighbor in need.
Preceding him in death were his wife; parents; two brothers, Charles and Cashmer; a sister Tina and half-sister Agnes; one grandchild, Larry David Cline; one great grandchild, Alan Dean Edeal.
Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Jake (Martha) Walter and Mary Stute, both of Haigler; Tressa Downs of Newport, Ky.; Esther Cline of Arkansas City, Kan.; a son Raymond of Haigler; three half sisters, Flo Miller, Ann Brownridge and Lucille Tuttle, all of Los Angeles, Calif.; six grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
Martha Elizabeth (Darby) Walter, 89, died Saturday (April 6, 2002) at Sarah Ann Hester Memorial Home in Benkelman. She was born June 20, 1912, to Theodore and Christina Elizabeth (Wall) Darby on their farm south of Haigler in Cheyenne County, Kan. She attended first through eighth grades at Pleasant Hill country school and helped her parents on the farm. On weekends, she was a housekeeper. In 1929, she went to LeSalle, Colo., to live with her Uncle Charles Darbin and his family. After living with them for two years, she moved to Fort Collins, Colo. She spent a short time with a young family, caring for their son when they moved from Colorado to Glendale, Calif. She later returned to Denver. On June 20, 1943, she married Jacob Walter, Jr. and they made their home on a farm nine miles east and north of Haigler. In the early 1980's, Martha moved to the Rainbow Fountain Park in Benkelman to be near her husband who was a resident at Hester Memorial Home. In August of 1995, Martha was unable to care for herself due to complications of diabetes and became a resident of Hester Memorial Home.
She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Haigler. She was also a member of the LCW and Clover Leaf Extension Club. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jacob; daughter, Donna Pursley and husband, Neal; and her brother, Raymond Darby.
Survivors include her daughter, Shirley and husband, Dobert Gooder of Alda; sisters, Mary Stute of Holdrege, Tressa Downs of Newport, Ky., and Ester Cline of Arkansas City, Kan.; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, 11 a.m., at Zion Lutheran Church in Haigler with the Rev. David C. Rossbach officiating. Interment will follow at the Haigler Cemetery.
Buried in Haigler "Cline Larry David 10 Aug 1946 12 Sep 1955 Son of Harry Cline & Esther Darby "
Raymond T. "Jack" Darby, son of Theodore and Christina, is buried in Haigler # 71511435 i- 1919-1995.
Mary Ann (Darby) Stute died Friday (March 11, 2005). She was born in a sod house in Cheyenne County, southwest of Haigler on Dec. 10, 1913, to Theodore and Christine Elizabeth (Wall) Darby. She attended rural school West-10 in Cheyenne County through the eighth grade. After working on the family farm and helping care for her siblings, she worked for the Porter family in Haigler.
On Jan. 19, 1937, she married Alfred Stute at the Lutheran Church near Washington Park in Denver, Colo. They made their home on a farm northeast of Haigler and had three daughters and one son. She lived most of her life in Haigler. Following her husband's death on March 18, 1970, she became an farming and ranching partner with her son, Royce. She received her GED in 1981. She received an Admiralship in the Great Nebraska Navy from Governor Charles Thone. She resided at the Holdrege Memorial Homes in Holdrege after she suffered a stroke in February of 1999.
She was active in the choir, women's organizations and Sunday school. She was a teaching leader in the Bethel series bible study. She was active in the Cloverleaf extension club.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Raymond Darby; sister, Martha Walter; and grandson, Alan Edeal.
Survivors include sisters, Tressa Downs, Newport, Ky., and Esther Cline, Fremont; children, Alfreda Schroeder and her husband Dennis, Bennington, Kathryn Edeal and her husband Russell of Loomis, Royce Stute and his wife Marsha of Haigler and Bonnie Hansen and her husband Tim of Cozad; 10 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Services are Tuesday at Zion Lutheran Church at Haigler at 1:30 p.m., with Rev. Chris Farmer officiating. Burial will follow at the Benkelman Cemetery in Benkelman.
Tressa D. Downs, 97, of Newport, passed away on March 2, 2013 at Baptist Convalescent Center Newport, KY. She was a Sales Clerk with S.S. Kresge Company. She was the President of the Golden Age Club, and the Financial Secretary for the Womens Fellowship at St. John's UCC and the Treasurer for the Monday Club at Grand Towers.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow Downs, her parents Theadore & Elizabeth Darby, a brother Raymond (Jack) Darby, sisters Martha Walter & Mary Stute , a nephew Royce Stute and a niece Donna Pursley.
Tressa is survived by a sister Esther Cline, brother-in-law John F. ( Doc) Doherty, a nephew John Doherty, nieces Alfreda (Freddie) Schroeder, Kathryn Edeal, Shirley Gooder and Bonnie Hansen and many great nieces & nephews.
No visitation. Funeral Ceremony will be held 10:00 am Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the St. John's United Church of Christ, Newport, Kentucky. Burial will take place in the Vesper Cemetery, Neville, OH
Ada Belle Bristol, 86 lifelong area resident, died, Sunday, November 13, 2011 at the Peak Care Center in Longmont. Ada was born March 18, 1925 in Yuma, CO to Charles and Nettie Darvin. Ada married Lester Bristol in November of 1949 in Ft. Morgan. Ada enjoyed knitting, working crossword puzzles and oil painting. In fact, she had a painting of hers displayed at an Alzheimers Event in Loveland. In her earlier years she worked as a clerk in the Jefferson County assessors office. Survivors include one son, Gary Bristol of Frederick, one daughter, Janet Shaw of Lakewood, five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Lester, five brothers, Charles, John, Burton, Floyd and Harold Darvin and her parents. There will be a visitation on Thursday, November 17th from 5 until 7 pm at the Heer & Dahl Mortuary in Ft. Morgan. Funeral Services will be Friday, November 18, 2011 at 10:30 am at the Heer & Dahl Mortuary Chapel in Ft. Morgan. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery.
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