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Henry and Nancy (Trembly) Heye, sons Eugene Heye and Edward Heye , 1 South 42 West

One tree says "3 Nancy Mary Trembly HEYE b: 1871 d: 1947 + Henry Fredrick HEYE b: 1868 d: 1941

4 Margaret Jane Heye HARTS b: 1894 d: 1966 + Otis Truman HARTS b: 1890

4 Benjamin John HEYE b: 1895 d: 1962 + Bulah Oliva MCBRIDE b: 1897

4 Edward Habe HEYE b: 1898 d: 1970

In 1900 Dundy County, Nebraska, Eugene, born April 1900, is with Henry and NancyM Heye. Sister Maggie born Dec 1892, Benjamin A. Nov 1895, and Eddie Aug 1898 were all born in Nebraska.

Eugene proved up 240 acres in 29 and 32, 1S 42W in 1924.

That land was listed in 1920 as Earl Forshey, and Myra D. Rosenkrans had a residence on it.
1913 Armel items "The platform dance at E.M. Forshey's last Saturday night was well attended and those present report a fine time." That would be Eugene M. Forshey, who with Albert Forshey witnessed a 1913 land claim.

1915 "Chas. Morris, of Armel, bought the Forshey quarter section in that neighborhood this week. Mrs. Forshey is now located in California."
Eugene is with his parents in Dundy County when registering for WWI and in the 1920 census. Henry is 42, Nancy N. 48, Benjamin J. 23, Edward H. 21, Eugene 19, Esther 16, and Raymond F. is 4.

In 1920 Wauneta, Nebraska, Mary T Harvey is 13, with her parents Albert and Ida Harvey.
In 1930 Wallace County, Kansas, Eugene is farming, married to May F. 22, born in Nebraska. Isabella H. is 2, born in Nebraska, and Dorothy J. ten months, Kansas.
In 1940 Latah County, Idaho, Eugene is farming with May 32, Isabella 13, Dorothy 10, Delores 9, Darlene 8, and Norma Ruth 5, all kids born in Kansas.
1947 Eugene 1900-1989 is buried in Troy, Idaho, # 75071620, with May T. 1906-2004. February 6, 1989

May T. Heye, 97, a longtime Troy resident and homemaker, died Sunday, Oct. 3, 2004 at Aspen Park Health Care Center in Moscow of age-related causes. May was born Dec. 24, 1906, in Wauneta, Neb., to Albert and Ida Harvey. She was one of three girls and several half-sisters and brothers. She grew up on the family farm and attended school in Attica, Neb. Following the eighth grade, May helped care for an ill family member.

2002 Idaho

Isabelle Nancy Heye Phillips, a longtime Kendrick, Idaho resident, died at her daughter's home in Portland, Ore., April 9, 2009. She was born March 30, 1927, at Wauneta, Neb., to Eugene and May Heye.
She moved with her family to the Troy, Idaho, area as a young child and grew up on the family farm. She attended Randall Flat Elementary School and graduated from Troy High School.
She married Russell Carlson and had three children, Elaine Dibble and husband Kent of Portland, Steve Carlson and wife Rita of Deltona, Fla., and Troy, Idaho, and Rick Carlson and wife Kathy of Clarkston. Her marriage to Russell ended in divorce.
She was married to Jim Von Tersch for a number of years, but that also ended in divorce.
She was married to Edward Brannon until his passing in 1967.
She married Elmer Phillips several years later. He passed away Oct. 12, 2003.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and by three sisters, Norma Ruth Griffith, Delores Parrish and Nancy Howard.
Isabelle worked for Cascade Cartridge (now ATK) and retired from there.
She moved to Homer, Alaska, with Elmer and enjoyed all the outdoors had to offer there. She and Elmer returned to the lower 48 states and settled in the Kendrick area.
In addition to her children and Elmer's children, she is also survived by her sisters, Dorothy Smith and Eleanor Aske, both of Troy, and Darlene Hill of Lewiston; by her grandchildren, Marcia and husband Paul Ketzle, Jenna and husband Theo Fanning, Christina and husband Alan Middleton, Alan Carlson and wife Ambure, Alicia and husband Michael Vanderschuere, Melissa Cranfield, and Neil McElravy; and by her five great-grandchildren, Zack, Brianna, Emily, Adam, Ellyra and Sierra.
Mom enjoyed outdoor activities. She was an avid hunter, fisherman, and enjoyed camping and huckleberry picking. She and Elmer raised a large garden and participated frequently in the Moscow Farmers Market. She also enjoyed pinochle with her friends at the Bottom's Up in Juliaetta, but mostly she treasured the opportunity to cook for and spend time with her family. She also especially enjoyed the time she shared with her great-grandchildren.
A graveside memorial service will be conducted at noon Sunday at the Beulah Cemetery in Troy, with the Rev. Otis Parks officiating. A covered-dish dinner will follow at the Troy Seventh-day Adventist Church.

2010 Lewiston, Idaho

Margaret J. Heye married Otis T. Harte, and they're in Phillips County, Nebraska in 1930, where he's 40, a building painter, with Florene N. 11, and Maxine M. 10, both born in Nebraska living next to Clifton E. Harte 53 and idilla 521.

March 1966, Pasadena, California
Margaret Jane Harte, resident of Pasadena, passed away at her home March 11. A native of Hastings, Nebraska and resided in California 29 years. She is survived by her husband, Otis T. Harte; two daughters , Miss Florine N. Harte of Pasadena and Mrs. Maxine M. McClure of Pasadena; one sister, Mrs. Esther Rousselle of Nebraska, three brothers, Mr. Eugene Heye of Idaho, Mr. Ed Heye of Colorado and Mr. Raymond Heye of Illinois; also one granddaughter, JoAnn McClure of Pasadena.
Services Tuesday, March 15, at 3 p.m. in the Utter, McKinley Pasadena Chapel, 825 E. Orange Grove Blvd. Rev. George Taylorson officiating. Interment Mountain View Cemetery.

Enterprise, Holyoke, Colorado, November 9, 1967
Clifton Everett Harte, a resident of this community since 1918, passed away at the Sterling Heights Nursing Home, Sterling, Colorado, last Thursday afternoon, November 2, 1967.
Mr. Harte, the oldest of eight children of Elisha Truman Harte and Cassie (nee) Crook, was born October 7, 1876, at Rockport, Missouri. At an early age he moved with his parents to the Crab Orchard community in Johnson County, Nebraska.
On February 9, 1902, he was united in marriage to Idella E. Hotaling at Crab Orchard, Nebraska. He soon moved with his bride to a farm northeast of Neligh, in Antelope County, Nebraska. There on June 1, 1903, a son, Everett Clifton Harte, was born to this union.
In March of 1908, Mr. Harte and his family moved by emigrant train to a farm 11 miles southwest of Wauneta, Nebraska, in Dundy County. This farm was three miles east of the old Ough post office and store. While living here, the Harte family attended the Mt. Zion Methodist church.
In March of 1918, "Cliff," as his friends called him, moved with his family to a ranch in the sandhills in the extreme southeast corner of Phillips County. There he was engaged in farming and ranching until March of 1944 when he sold the ranch. He and his wife moved to Holyoke where they made their home at the old Charles Peters residence at 342 Emerson Street.
Mr. Harte was preceded in death by his wife, Idella E. Harte; his parents, Truman and Cassie Harte; two brothers, Charley Harte and Roland Harte; and two sisters, Mrs. Mamie Herbaugh and Mrs. Lulu Hale.
He is survived by his son, Everett C. Harte, and daughter-n-law, Helen M. Harte; a brother, Otis Harte of Pasadena, California; two sisters, Mrs. Nellie Buhrman of Cozad, Nebraska and Mrs. Gladys Davis of Honolulu, Hawaii; besides a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
During a lifetime of more than 91 years, Mr. Harte witnessed many changes and improvements in farming, ranching, transportation and communications.
Funeral services were conducted at Lewis Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating minister was the Rev. Gerald J. Dingman of the First Methodist church of Holyoke, of which Mr. Harte was a member.
Interment was at the Pleasant Valley cemetery beside his wife, Idella Harte, and parents, Trueman and Cassie Harte.
From the Haigler, Nebraska blog " I remember Ed Heye and his shoe shop in Haigler and later in Wray. "
An advertisement in the Haigler News said "Heye's Shoe Shop - where expert workmanship greets the customer - We Welcome All Heels.

In 1940 Yuma County, Ed Heye is 42, farming, with brother Raymond 25. Parents Henry F. 71 and Nancy M. 68 are with them.
Printed in the Benkelman, NE Post, September 1970
Edward H. Heye
Edward H. Heye, son of Henry and Nancy (Trembly) Heye was born at Hastings, Nebr., on August 1, 1898. He passed away August 18, 1970, at the Mary Lanning Hospital in Hastings, Nebraska, at the age of 72 years and 18 days.
In spite of being a victim of polio when a very small child, he lived a happy, useful life. In early childhood he moved to Dundy County with his parents. He farmed in Dundy County and later continued this occupation near Wallace, Kansas.
In 1939, he purchased in joint partnership with his father and brother a ranch south of Wray, Colorado. Even though he was handicapped physically he loved the farm and made for himself special devices to assist him in harnessing horses and in husking corn.

I lived with Eddie Heye while going to Haigler High School. Eddie had his shoe repair shop on each side of main street before he moved to Wray. He had both feet and moved around on blocks of wood due to polio at the age of 7. He is buried in the Mount Zion Cemetery near Wauneta, NB.
In 1942. he opened a cobbler shop in Haigler, Nebraska. His work was widely known. He later moved this shop to Wray, Colorado, where he was living when he retired.
Eddie entered the Kinder Kare Rest Home in Wauneta, Nebraska, May 15, 1970. He was taken to the Hitchcock County Hospital May 19 and was there until July 13. He returned to the Rest Home until August 1 when he was rushed to Mary Lanning Hospital. Even during his illness he reflected an interest and concern about others.
He was united in marriage on May 29, 1930, to Lulu Mae Keller. To this union, one son, Daniel Henry, was born.
He leaves to mourn his passing his son, Daniel, daughter-in-law, Janet, three grandchildren, Mike. Terry. and Daniel, Jr., two brothers, Gene of Troy, Idaho, and Raymond of Downers Grove, Illinois, one sister, Esther Rousselle of Wauneta, Nebr., 17 nieces and nephews and a host of relatives and friends, Preceding him in death were his parents, one sister, Margaret Harte, and one brother, Benjamin.
Funeral services were held at Eden Missionary Church on Friday. August 21, 1970, with Rev. Olen Schlatter officiating. Interment was in the Mr. Zion Cemetery under the direction of the Brunkhorst Funeral of Wauneta.

Printed in the Benkelman, NE Post, May 1941
Henry Frederick Heye

Death came early Sunday morning, May 19th, to Henry Heye, respected farmer of Dundy county, leaving as a heritage of the true pioneers of this western country, a better place than they found it.
Funeral services were held the following Wednesday at Mt. Zion with Rev. J. J. Christner in charge, assisted by Rev. Allan Martin, pastor of the Mt. Zion church. Those who bore the body of all that remained mortal of their friend were Ben Trembly. Delbert Thompson, Loren Fisher, Walter McBride, Harold Moon and Robert McBride. Those who sang were Mr. and Mrs. Lee Kitt, Vearl Kitt and Blanche Schwenk, with Mrs. Vearl Kitt at the piano. The songs were “Jesus Hold My Hand,” “The Upper Garden,” and "No Disappointment In Heaven.”
Henry Frederick Heye, son of John and Anna Heye, was born August 14, 1868, in Ogle county, Illinois. and departed this life May 18, 1941, the age of 87 years, 9 months and 4 days. Moving from Illinois in his early childhood with his parents, they settled in Adams county. Nebraska.
On February 2, 1892, he was united in marriage to Nancy M. Trembly at Hastings, Nebraska. One year later they moved to Dundy county. To this union six children were born, Maggie Harte of Pasadena. California, Ben Heye of Denver, Colorado; Ed Heye of Wray, Colorado; Gene Heye of Troy, Idaho, Esther Rousselle of Wauneta and Raymond Heye of Gering, Nebr.
He leaves to mourn his loss his wife and six children. fourteen grandchildren, three brothers. Louis and August Heye of Glenvil and Dick of Hastings, and two sisters, Lena Stimbert of Hastings and Minnie Flasner of Doniphan. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sisters.
With a true pioneer spirit, Mr. and Mrs. Heye toiled and worked on their land In Dundy county which they had chosen for their home. accepting the lean years along with the years of plenty, as a place to love and to call home and to raise their family. Mr. Heye was a friend to all and a joy to those with whom he worked and lived. This country was their home except for about two years spent in Wauneta where they purchased a home. but the lure of the country called and It was there he was the happiest. About five years ago he fell and broke his hip which had slowed him considerably but he was far from being an invalid and attended to his daily duties as usual. Two years ago be developed a heart ailment but this did not get him down and only on last Saturday he spent much of the day in his garden. At about ten o’clock Saturday night he was taken with a serious heart attack and death came shortly after midnight.
Following is an article printed in 1937 in the Wray, Colo., Gazette from a book “The Frontier Legion,” by Ray Hersey.
It Is interesting to note in talking with these old timers, that almost without exception they look back on hardships and privations with a feeling that almost approaches reverence. My old friend, Henry Heye, now living on his farm on the Ough Divide south of Wauneta, Nebraska. rose warmly to occasion when I spoke of the hardships which the settlers endured in the early days in this western country.
"Hard times” he countered. “I'm here to go on record that the times are harder now than they were then. It is true that we endured privations and gave up much of our liberty and pleasures when we located on our homesteads. Many of us had reverses and discouragements that literally knocked us out. More than once I have plowed my field with a team composed of a horse on one side and a long-horn steer on the othe. Many times I have had no fuel for the shanty but cow-chips picked up on the prairie. Many times I have roasted beans and ground them up to make coffee from them. But you must remember that taxes on good 160 then were about $5.00. Now they run something like $80. I bought the best hand-made harness that money could buy for $22.50. I took my team to the harness maker and he fitted the harness right onto the horses, collars and all, for $22.50. Now a good harness costs from $80 up, and not one bit better, either. I've still got that harness. and still use it on my horses. Come out to the bam—I want you to see it."
I followed him out to the big barn, and he pointed with pride to the harness hanging on the hooks at the rear of the building. Sure enough, it was a better harness today than many of newer manufacture.
He took me outside, and called my attention to his broad sweeping acres. “I bought this quarter for $300,” he said, “the best land in the country, and later I bought that other quarter adjoining on the south for little more. Now a man would have to dig up #15,000 to buy the place. Nancy and I have seen hard times here, God knows, but we made a living and got along better than we do now. And when people talk about the hardships of the old days—well, I'd take them all over again if I could.”
Mr. Heye moved to Hastings, Neb., in 1875 when he was 7 years old. Hastings, at that time, was a small town about the size of Laird, Colorado, or Parks, Nebraska. A family by the name of Trembly had come from Missouri two years previously, and located at Hastings, and the Heyes settled on a place about two miles from the Trembly farm. In due course of time, young Heye fell in love with one of the Trembly girls, and on February 2, 1892, Henry Heye and Nancy Trembly were married. Shortly thereafter Henry and some other men drove out to the Wauneta country to look it over, traveling in an old wagon fixed up like a prairie schooner. They liked the looks of the western country and the newlyweds decided to locate there for their future home. They got an emigrant car on the train, loaded all their belongings into it, and turned their faces to the new land of the west. They built a one-room soddy on their place, and 13 people lived in this one room until they could build a larger house.

Esther Grace Heye 1903-1987 married Edward Roussselle, and is buried in Culbertson, Nebraska # 10151296

CULBERTSON, Nebraska -- Joyce Ilene Neuenschwander, 80, passed away Monday, June 6, 2011, at Bryan LGH Medical Center East in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Joyce was born in Dundy County on March 29, 1931, to Edward Howard and Esther Grace (Heye) Rousselle. She attended grade school at rural Fairview District No. 58 and graduated from Wauneta High School in 1948. She continued her education at Rockmont College in Denver, Colorado and completed her studies at Fort Wayne Bible College in Fort Wayne, Indiana where she graduated with a bachelor's degree of religious education.
Joyce taught in various schools including rural Hitchcock County and Salem Children's Home in Flanagan, Illinois. It was in Flanagan that she met her future husband, Benjamin. They were married on Aug. 1, 1955, at Eden Missionary Church in rural Wauneta, Nebraska. Together they raised their three daughters. Besides being a busy mother and homemaker, Joyce worked at Ben Franklin, Alco and cooked at the Culbertson Schools' cafeteria for many years.
She was a member of the Evangelical Free Church in McCook where she was involved with the mission's team, Bible studies groups and was in the process of reading her Bible completely through again. She enjoyed collecting teapots and angels, crocheting, reading, puzzles and playing games with family and friends.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Edward and Esther Rousselle; and son-in-law, Alan Harms.
Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Benjamin Neuenschwander of Culbertson; three daughters, Sandy Harms of Hayes Center, Nebraska, Celesta and husband, John Rhodes of Riley Township, Michigan, and Sonja Greene of Sacramento, California; one sister, Iola and husband, Don Egle of Bella Vista, Arkansas; six grandchildren, Jody Greene-Warren and husband, Aaron, Jarrad Greene, Benjamin Rhodes, Zachary Rhodes, Aimee Hazlitt and husband, Mitch and Drew Harms; nieces; nephews; cousins; her church family; and many dear friends.
Visitation is at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home on Thursday, June 9, from 1-8 p.m. The family will be present from 6-8 p.m. to greet friends.
Memorials may be given in her name to the Evangelical Free Church Building Fund.
Memorial services are Saturday, June 11, 2011, 10:30 a.m. at Evangelical Free Church with Rev. Bruce Lester officiating. A private family inurnment is at the Culbertson Cemetery at a later date.

In 1925 Wallace County, Kansas, Ben J. Heye is 29, Bula O. 27, Vincent A. 4, and Marjorie A. 1.
In 1930 Wallace County, they have Vincent 9, Marjorie 5, Ben 4, William 2.
Heye, William H., 84, of Lakewood, a retired Denver Fire Captain, passed away on April 2, 2012. He was born August 25, 1927, south of Sharon Springs, Kansas. He is survived by his loving wife Bonnie (Winklepleck) Heye, son Partrick (Pam) Heye, 5 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter. They were married on June 9, 1950. During WWII he served on the USS Riddle and the USS Iowa in the Pacific. He was a member of the Denver Firemen's Protective Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9644, All Veterans Honor Guard, and Red Rocks Fellowship Church in Littleton.
Funeral Services Tuesday, 12:00 pm at Crown Hill Mortuary, 7777 W. 29th Ave., Wheat Ridge, CO.

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