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Joseph and Helena (Mahler) Robinson clan, Witherbee

Joseph A. Robinson married Helena N. Mahler in Fulton County Indiana October 4, 1878.  In 1870 Helena was 16, the oldest of five kids of John G. and Madelena Maheler in Fulton County.

In 1880 Adams County Nebraska Joseph Robinson is 22, married to Helena 25, and they have Elroy 1.

In 1900 Adams County Joseph Oct 1857 has been married 22 years to Helena Feb 1854, both Indiana.  They have Eathel D. July 1888, Berton C. July 1890, Earnest E. Feb  1892, Bessie G Dec 1893, and Laura M.. Oct 1895, all Nebraska.  Helena has eight kids still living, so besides these five and Elroy, she's had two more.

Clarence N. Robinson, 4 and 9, 4N 42W homestead in 1916.

In 1910 (following Elroy on the pages) are Clarence 25, father Joseph W. 52, Helena 56, brother Burton 14, sisters Bessie 16 and Mabel 14.

In 1910 Yuma County Elroy and Lottie have Sylvester 8, Fletta 7, Esther G. 4, Elwell 2, and Priscilla eight months.  Only Priscilla was born in Colorado, the rest in Nebraska.

Elroy W. Robinson in 9 and 10 4N 42W homestead in 1916

Elroy Winton Robinson registered for WWI saying he was born May 19, 1879, and had a wife Lottie Estella Robinson.

In 1920 Yuma County Elroy and Lottie have Sylvester W. 18, Fletta O. 17, L.E. Gertrude 14, Elwell F 12, Priscilla M. 10, Archie L, 7, Milo E. 4, and Fred O. 1

MILO ELI ''MIKE'' ROBINSON, 74, 808 E. Church Ave., Longwood, Florida died Saturday. Born in Yuma,
Colo., he moved to Longwood from Waukegan, Ill., in 1987. He was the owner-operator of Mike Robinson
Heating and Air Conditioning. He was a member of the Catholic Church of the Nativity, Lake Mary.
Survivors: wife, Jennie D.; daughter, Katherine Green, Longwood; sister, Priscilla Ford, Waukegan;
brothers, Fred O., Waukegan, Archie, Zion, Ill.; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.
Gaines Funeral Home, Longwood.


Priscilla, born September 6, 1909 married Elmer Ford (his first wife died 1930), and died October 31, 1999 in Lake County.

Lottie died November 24, 1927 in Lake County Illinois - father was Norman E. Gibson, mother Emily G. Depew. and buried in Mount Olivet, Lake County.

Fletta - 1903-1922 is also buried in Mount Olivet.


Elroy registered for WWII in Howard Indiana, with no spouse listed.

Caroline Robinson in 18 5N 42W in 1917 - homestead.

Joseph A. Robinson in 17, 5N 42W  homestead in 1917 - he listed his address as Lamont, Nebraska, and the witnesses Samuel S. Turner and Vernon Sheldon also had Lamont addresses.

Eathel D. (formerly Ethel D. Robinson) Morris in 7 and 8, 5N 42W homestead in 1918.

Burton C. Robinson entrained in 1917 for WWI service.

Berton C. Robinson in 7 and 8, 5N 42W homestead in 1920.

In the 1920 census Burton is living in Yuma County with Joseph and Helena.

In 1930 Adams County Joseph and Helena have Bert, 40, living with them.  Joseph and Bert are both farm laborers.

In 1940 Adams County Nebraska Burton is working for the WPA, married to Lela 25, and they have a son Tedafid, 1.

Joseph is also in 1940 Adams County, widowed, and daughter Mable Wittant, 44, is with him.

Buried in Juanita Cemetery, Adams County are Joseph A. 1857-1945, spouse Helena N. 1854-1935, Charlie A. 1882-1884

Elroy W. 1879-1968 "Brother"

Clarence N. September 29, 1884 - February 24, 1964 and spouse Alma March 14, 1897- September 8, 1994.

Eathel Daisy (Robinson) Morris July 19, 1888 Chase County ??  Nebraska, died January 15, 1971, and is buried in Wray, with Albert Eugene Morris 1885-1968

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