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John and Elise Sieck, daughters Minnie A. Sieck, Anna Louise (Seick) and Rudolph H. Schmutte, Logan.

In 1900 Lancaster County, Nebraska, John H. Sieck, born January 1846 in Germany, is a railroad laborer, married 25 years to Elise, May 1850 Germany. They have Wilhelmina Oct 1885 Ohio and Christoffer Feb 1891 Nebraska. HENRY
In 1878, Henry Sieck proved up 120 acres in Lancaster County, Nebraska.
Henry Sieck is in Lancaster County in 1900, too, born August 1873 in Ohio, married two years to Hannah Oct 1878 Nebraska. They have Wilbur Dec 1898 Nebraska. (Wilbur was in Akron Colorado in 1920, single, a gasoline engine worker).
Henry registered with an address of Roca, Lancaster County, born August 24, 1873, nearest relative Hannah.
There was another Henry Fredrich Sieck, registering in Seward County - adjacent - This one was born Nov 13, 1873, nearest relative Anna Mathilda Sieck of Germantown, Seward County.
Henry 46 and Hannah 40 are in Lancaster County in 1920, no children.
Nelda is in Centerville, Lancaster County, married to Jess Buettgenbach in 1920, and they have newborn Kenneth.

In 1930 Henry and Hannah have Nelda, 28, divorced, with Kenneth 10 and June Marie 8.
In 1939 Lincoln, Hannah (wid Henry) lives at 137 S. 26th. June M., a typist at Boomer's Printing, lives there too, and so does Nelda E., a cook at Coffmans Bakery.
In 1940 Lincoln, Henry is 65, born in Nebraska, with Hannah 60 Ohio. Nelda 39 is divorced, and her kids Kenneth 20 and June 18 were born in Nebraska.
One tree said Kenneth, born June 4, 1918 in Lancaster County, died there in 1962, father Jess Buettgenbach, but he went by Seick.
"Sieck - June M., 80, Lincoln, died Monday (12/24/2001). Born, Sprague (6/11/21). Worked for 40 years at Boomer's Printing. Survivors: companion, Vern Fahrnbruch, Lincoln; niece, spouse, Kathy and Phil Aguilar, Denver; one great-grandniece and spouse; four cousins. Preceded in death by mother, Nelda Sieck; brother, Kenneth Sieck. Services: 2 p.m. Friday, Wadlow-Rozanek Colonial Chapel, 5200 R St.
Pallbearers: Jimmy Schleiger, Vern Wilson, Harold Klein, Scott Bahm, Wes Klein, Robert Covolik.
Honorary pallbearers: Bob Tindle, Mike Lemmers, Bill Minchow.
Visitation: noon-8 p.m. today, funeral home. Memorials to the Lofte Community Theater building fund. "

Dale H. Sieck, 90, of Crete, Nebraska, passed away on May 7, 2011 at Crete Manor. He was born on June 30, 1920, in Martell to Henry and Elsa (Hodtwalker) Sieck. He graduated from Central High School in Sprague. He was a farmer who also worked at Equity Union Elevator, Kawasaki, and Payless. Preceded in death by his parents; first wife Ruth (Ziemann) Sieck; son Allen D. Sieck; step-son, Russell Kreinbrook. He is survived by his wife, Ilene Kreinbrook-Sieck; daughter, Bernadean and Gary Guehlstorff; son Kenneth and Lenita Sieck; saughter-in-law Charlene Sieck; stepsons Ron and Ray Kreinbrook; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.

January 1963 "KRUEGER-Paul H., 96, Sprague, died Thursday at Crete. Retired farmer, resident of Sprague 91 years. Survivors: sons, Raymond H. of Chelsea, Mich., Clarence of Roca; daughters, Mrs. Louis (Fern) Reiss of Roca, Mrs. Blanche Carr of San Francisco; sisters, Mrs. Hannah Sieck. Miss Helena Krueger, Mrs, Lizzie Hoppe, all of Lincoln."

November 1945, Lincoln "The marriage of Miss Elsie Steinhausen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Steinhausen, to S 1/c Truman W. Sieck, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Sieck of Denver, took place in Wesley chapel Methodist church near Lincoln, Oct. 12. Rev. J. W. Henrierson performed the ceremony at 8 o'clock. Miss Opal Steinhausen attended her sister as maid of honor and Richard Sieck served his brother as best man. Miss Hilda Steinhausen lighted the tapers and Miss Lois Spellman sang accompanied by Miss Mary Helen Mitchell . A reception was held at the home of the bride's parents. Presiding at the refreshment table were Mrs. Joe Burgess and Mrs. William Burgess assisted by Miss Vera Burgess. Miss Ruth Haase, Mrs. George Burgess, Mrs. Walter Luckhardt and Mrs. Walter Haasc. Mrs. Floyd Mails had charge of the gift book. The bride is a graduate of the Nebraska Wesleyan university. The couple will reside on a farm following the bridegroom's discharge from the navy."
December 27, 1946 "Henry Sieck, 73, 137 So. 26th, a resident of Nebraska for 55 years, died Thursday. He had lived in Lincoln three years since his retirement from .... one son, Wilbur Sieck, Denver; three sisters; Mrs. Henry..... and Minnie Sieck, Idalia, Colo., and one brother, Chris Sieck, also of Idalia."
Buried in Zion cemetery, Lancaster County, Nebraska, is Malinda D. Sieck -"mother" "March 24, 1912-February 20, 1947.
Clifton V. Focken and June M. Sieck married in Lancaster County in 1940
SIECK-Kenneth (Red) W., 44, 17:18 No. 29th, truck driver, died Wednesday, July 29, 1963. Born Martell. Member Moose Lodge 175, Fraternal Order of Eagles. Survivors: wife, Leona; son, Richard of Denver; daughters, Denise at home; Mrs. Kathy Spano of Arvada, Colo., Mary Allsman at home; Connie Allsman at home, father, Jess Buettenbach of Lincoln; mother, Mrs. Nelda Sieck of Lincoln: brothers, Jess of Lincoln, sisters, June and Mina of Lincoln; grandmother, Mrs. Hannah Sieck of Lincoln; 2 grandchildren. Wadlow’s.

In 1880 Platte County, Missouri, August Schmutte and Louise are both 25, with Rudolph 3 and Charles,1.

Hickman and Roca are a few miles southeast of Lincoln, Nebraska. " October 1, 1898 "MARRIED. Last Saturday, at the German Lutheran church, by the Rev. C. Moessner, pastor, Miss Annie Sieck, one of Roca's accomplished young ladies, to Mr. Rudolph Schmutte, of Colorado. The groom is a son of our fellow citizen, Mr. August Schmutte. The young couple started for their future home in Colorado, Saturday evening, with the best wishes of many friends."
1905 Idalia news "Clarence Casson and Charlie Soehner shelled corn for J.Q. Conrad, John Gerber, and John Seick this week."

August F. J. Schmutte cash-claimed a quarter in 7, 4S, 43W in 1890, proved up a quarter in 30, 4S 43W in 1893, and timber-claimed a quarter in 8, 4S 45W in 1895. So he acquired land by three different provisions of law.

1909 "August Schmutte came up from Lincoln, Nebr., the latter part of last week. Mr. Schmutte formerly lived near Idalia."
Lincoln, Nebraska, November 13, 1930 "Funeral services for August Schmutte, 77, who died Tuesday at Los Angeles, will be held in that city, according to word received here. Mr. Schmutte is survived by his wife and three sons, August of Hickman, Carl of Halgler, Neb. and Rudolph of Idalia, Colo, and one sister, Mrs. Hanson of Tacoma, Wash. Mr. Schmutte came to Lancaster county in 1880 and settled on a farm two miles west of Hickman. About ten years ago he moved to Los Angeles where he had since residcd."

1909 National Provisioner "Charles Schmutte has sold a half interest in his meat market in Haigler, Neb., to Ed. Douglas."

1910 Haigler items "Chas Schmutt has bought out W.V. Todd and will be making himself useful at the Creamery from now on."
In 1910 Idalia precinct, Henry Seick is 63, Elise 60, with Christopher H. 19.
Christ Sieck born Feb 22, 1891 at Lincoln, Nebraska, registered wtih an Idalia address, farming, supporting his mother.

Minnie proved up 240 acres in 20 and 21, 4S 43W in 1919. 

Rudolph Henry Schmutte registered with an Idalia address, born July 1, 1877, wife Anna.
In 1920 Hale precinct, Minnie, 33, born in Ohio, is single, doing housework in the home of her sister Anna Schmitte and husband Rudolph, both 42, and their son Leonard 14.
In 1930 Yuma County, Chris is with the Schmutte's and Minnie - Minnie said she was born in Nebraska. Chris is 38, born in Nebraska.
The Schmutte's and Minnie are still in Yuma County in 1940, with Rudolph's name spelled "Schmuttee" in the census index.
Minnie Sieck - 1886-1969 is buried in Saint Johns, Idalia, # 64971544.
Anna (Sieck) Schmutte 1877-1951 and Rudolph H. Schmutte 1877-1948 are buried in Saint Johns, with Leonard 1906-1952.

The Chas. Schmutte restaurant was broken into Monday night or early Tuesday morning and merchandise to the value of eight or ten dollars was taken, uncluding about two dollars in pennies. Entrance was gained by removing the glass from the back door, then reaching in and unlocking the door. The merchandise taken included four or five cartons of cigerets and half a dozen cigarette holders. These articles are known to have been taken and it is possible that a few other things may have been stolen, but the stock was displayed in such a manner that Mr. Schmutte could not be certain. Evidence indicates that the robbery was the work of an amateur or that the thief was frightened away. A large amount of much more valuable merchandise could as easily have been carried away. Severl boxes of ten-cent cigars were not touched. A box or two or a can of cheaper cigars may have been taken without the loss being discovered. There were about 35 or 40 carsons of cigarets in sight, and also about fifty pounds of chewing tobacco and a large stock of smoking tobacco that was not molested. The thief could have carried off $100 worth of merchandise as easily as the amount that was taken. Two boxes of candy bars were left on the counter and about a pint of ice cream was dished out, but non eaten, strengthening the theory that the culprit was frightened away. From the amount of things taken it is believed the work was that of a lone hand. If the intruder had accomplices, they must have remained outside. The pane of glass from the door was very carefully removed, being laid aside unbroken. The back door was discovered open by Frank Smith at about a quarter of six. He immediately notified Mr. Schmutte, and when they came to the restaurant the ice cream, that had been dished out had scarcely started to melt. For this reason it is believed that the robbery occurred early in the morning. As soon as the crime was discovered the identity of the guilty person was suspected, but the evidence did not warrant an arrest and later developments indicate that the first suspicions were probably wrong. --The Haigler News, Haigler Nebraska, Friday, September 24, 1926
Charles Schmutte, 60, Marie 50, and William are in Haigler Nebraska in 1940.

"SCHMUTTE, VOLAND HERBERT: Cafe owner; b Haigler, Neb July 17, 1912; s of Carl W Schmutte-Marie Young; ed Haigler; m Eloshia Pearson Nov 21, 1936 Benkelman; 1933-36 farmed & emp by CB&QRR, Haigler; 1933- owner & mgr Schmutte's Cafe, Haigler; past pres Comml Club, Haigler, secy-treas; owner & mgr recreation parlor, Haigler; farmer & beet raiser, Dundy Co; mbr Dundy Co Fair bd; Luth Ch; hobby, music; res Haigler."

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