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George and Anna Grebe - son Justus and daughter Elizabeth

In 1880 Jefferson County, Nebraska George and Anna have Justus 25, married to Mary 22, Nicholas 21, Henry 19, Jacob 14, Lizzie 12, and Katie 1.

In 1885 De Witt, Saline County, Nebraska  Geo. and Anna E. have Jacob 19, Elizabeth 17, and Maggie 15.

Justis is 30, married to Mary 24, with Katie 6 and Elizabeth 1.

George proved up a quarter in 5, 4N 48W in 1894, and in 1895 cash-claimed an adjoining quarter to the west.

Son Justus did a cash-claim two miles east in 1891

Elizabeth Grebe cash-claimed a quarter in section 8 - touching George's - and Henry F. Schmale proved up a homestead next to Elizabeth in 1900.

In 1890 Nicholas Grebe cash-claimed two quarters in 10 and 15, 3N 48W.

In 1900 George Apr 1824 and Anna E July 1830 are living with son D..., a physician in Jefferson County, Nebraska.

Henry Schmale married Elizabeth Grebe October 1, 1891.  One tree says Elizabeth was born in Ontario, Canada on July 10, 1867.

In Hope Church Cemetery, Jefferson County, Nebraska is ""George Grebe - April 14, 1824 -Jun 13, 1905, and "Frau von George Grebe - Anna Elisabeth Grebe - Jul 16, 1830 - Feb 21, 1903."

Probably another George Grebe who filed in 7N 50W - about twenty miles northwest.

In 1900 Henry Schmale Sep 1868 Iowa has been married 8 years to Elizabeth July 1867 in Canada, parents in Germany.  They have Annie, Mar 1892, Maggie Aug 1893, Althea July 1898, and Ella Apr 1900, all in Colorado

The Yuma County quarters were delinquent in taxes in 1901 and 1905

1902 "Mrs. Henry Schmale and children left Tuesday evening for Jansen, Neb., where they will visit with her mother, Mrs. George Grebe."

1904 "Grandpa Grebe and Mrs. Schmale and children left for their home in Nebraska last Saturday."

1904 "George Grebe of Jansen, Neb. is visiting at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Henry Schmale."

One post "I have a George Grebe born 1824 in Freilingen but with a father listed as Konrad.  I have him coming to Canada and then to US. Died in Jansen Nebraska 1905"

1909 "Henry Schmale is hauling lumber for a story and half 24 x 26 residence on his farm."

In 1910 Henry and Elizabeth are still in north Yuma County, with Anna, Margaret, and Ama.   They've added Elsie 9, Ella 2, and newborn baby.

In 1920 Yuma they just have Ella 12 and Edwin 9.

1926 "Justus Grebe, who was en route to his home at Plymouth, Nebraska from an extended visit at Portland, Oregon, stopped off at Yuma for a few days visit with his siste Mrs. Henry Schmale in this city and other relatives."

In 1930 Yuma Elizabeth G, 62, is widowed, and Edwin 20 and grandson Harold 10 are with her.

In 1900 Jefferson County, Nebraska Justus is a blacksmith. and Anna M. have  Lizzie M. John H. Clara L. Anna E. Mary K.  Clara was born in Colorado, so Anna was there in February 1890.  John Thiese - "F-in-law" Jan 1828 in Germany, widowed, is also with them.

In 1920 Jefferson County, Nebraska Justus and Mary are alone

August 29, 1929

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