The Family of Jens and Boal (ANDERSON) JACOBSON
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20__Jens (Jöns or Jous) JACOBSON
b. 14 Mar 1821, Brunnby, Malmohus, Sweden at Brache #8 Farm (see Maps)
child of: Jacob and Anna (BENGTSDOTTER) PEHRSSON
m. 10 Jan 1848, Brunnby, Malmohus, Sweden
21__Boal ANDERSON (ANDERSDOTTER
b. 23 Jul 1826, Brunnby, Malmohus, Sweden at Bracke Farm (see Maps)
child of: Anders and Bengta (ANDERSDOTTER) JÖNSSON
20.1 Bertha Johanna JÖNSSON b. 10 Aug 1850, Brunnby, Malmohus, Sweden (see Maps)
m. 1889, Sweden, Peter ANDERSON (changed name to FELTHEIM) b. 1849 d. 1940
Children: Anna FELTHEIM b. 1883
m. ? PETERSON
Children: Ake FELTHEIM (son)
Bror FELTHEIM b. 1886
m. Astrid FELTHEIM
Children: Margit FELTHEIM m. ? RIMBORN (had 2 sons)
Arne FELTHEIM (had 1 son)
Martin FELTHEIM b. 8 Sep 1888, Sweden d. 26 Sep 1981, Chicago, Cook County, IL
Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, IL 28 Sep 1981
m1. 1916, Ida CARLSON
m2. 4 Apr 1950, Denver, Denver Co, CO, Bertha Johanna JACOBSON HOOKS (see 10.6) (his first cousin)
Hilda FELTHEIM b. 1892 d. 1895
20.2 Anders (Andrew) JÖNSSON b. 22 Mar 1852, Brunnby, Malmohus, Sweden (see Maps)
20.3 Bengta JÖNSSON b. 11 Jul 1854, Brunnby, Malmohus, Sweden (see Maps)
20.4 Ola (JÖNSSON) JACOBSON b. 1 Nov 1856 d. 1 Dec 1949 (see #10/11)
20.5 Emil JÖNSSON b. 23 Jan 1859, Bunnby, Malmohus, Sweden (see Maps)
m1. Ragnor ? m2. Heddi-Eva (Lumberg's mother)
20.6 Anna JACOBSON b. 20 Apr 1861, Brunnby, Malmohus, Sweden (see Maps)
m. Alfred ANDERSON (changed name to FELTEIM)
20.7 Martin JACOBSON
m. Carlotta ?
Children: Sena JACOBSON
20.8 Emma JACOBSON
m1. ? BJORKMAN
Children: Alberta BJORKMAN
m2. Joel BOOS
Children: Seigrid BOOS
Signe BOOS m. ? Wilhelm resided USA
Elizabeth BOOS resided USA
Lilly BOOS resided USA for a while
Otto BOOS resided USA
The JACOBSONs lived at Farhult, Sweden, a small district 10-12 miles northeast of the port city of Helsingborg in southwest Sweden (see Maps) They were members of the Lutheran Church where records of the family should be kept. The postal address would be MjöHult, Sweden.
In 1848, the JACOBSONs were living at Bracke Farm #8.
Emil farmed the home place in Sweden. Andrew (Anders) came to the United States and lived in Chicago, IL.
Ola met Prince Beril at Blair, NE in his 92d year. He told the prince that his brother, Martin, was speaker of the Swedish Parliament for several years and often delivered messages for King Gustav V, the Prince's grandfather.
Bengta never married. One of the boys was a ship's captain.
Evidence suggests that Bengta emigrated to the United States and married Carl A. Carlberg of Cuming County, NE. The birth years are consistent (1854) and Betty JENSEN remembers vividly traveling to Bancroft to visit Esther (JACOBSON) JENSEN's "cousin" Effie WOOD, daughter of Bengta and Carl. This researcher can find no other connection to Esther except Bengta, sister to Esther's father, Ola.
At his baptism, Jens was carried by Boel ?. Witnesses were Sven OLSSON, Gunnar KNUTSSON and Ingar KNUTSDOTTER from Elishiol? At her baptism, Boal was carried by Elna NILSDOTTER. Witnesses were Ola ANDERSSON, Lars BENGTSSON and Gamar ANDERSDOTTER. Surname given as ANDERSON and given name, Bole.
Obituary: Martin FELTHEIM, 93 years old. Services held 28 Sep (Monday) at Van Henkelum Funeral Home in Chicago, died after surgery. Burial was at the Oak Hill Cemetery. He was born in Sweden on 8 Sep 1888 and came to the United States when young. He lived in Chicago with his wife, Ida, who preceded him in death. He moved to Blair in 1951 and married Bertha HOOKS. She preceded him in death. He is survived by one daughter, Marian, in Chicago, two sons, Edward of Chicago and Robert of Wisconsin; three stepchildren, Ray HOOKS, Tucson, AZ, Leo HOOKS, Lyons, NE, and Margie PERRY of Annapolis, MD.
Obituary. Blair Enterprise, 22 Oct 1981. Martin FELTHEIM Is Buried In Illinois. Funeral services were held Monday, September 28, at the Van Henkelum Funeral Home in Chicago for Martin FELTHEIM, 93 years old, who died at a Chicago Hospital after surgery. Rev. Bruce BARKAU officiated. Burial was at the Oak Hill Cemetery. Martin FELTHEIM was born in Sweden September 8, 1888 and came to this country as a young man. He lived in Chicago with his wife, Ida, who preceded him in death. he moved to Blair in 1951 and married Bertha HOOKS. She preceded him in death. he lived in Blair until about two years ago. He is survived by one daughter, Marian, in Chicago; and two sons, Edward in Chicago, and Robert in Wisconsin. Also three stepchildren, Roy HOOKS in Tucson, Arizona; Leo HOOKS, Lyons, Nebraska; and Margie PERRY in Annapolis, Maryland also survive him.
Martin FELTHEIM's brother, Bror, visited him in Nebraska in the 1960's. It was cause for great celebration among the JACOBSONs and the sisters outdid themselves cooking and visiting, speaking Swedish with Bror. It was summer, and hot, but as the evening cooled, music began and there was dancing and singing along with the visiting. Martin spoke often, especially after that visit, of his family back in Sweden.
Source: Manuscript, Bill Ziegler. Information on the children, spouses, and grandchildren were provided by Martin FELTHEIM, Blair, NE. Information compiled by Ted W. and Carole J.G. Miller, Jr. from House Inspection Clerks Record: 1849-61 Brack #8; (899); ch. Ola's Marriage Record; Husb: Birth Record (Fodde); and Wife Birth/Baptism Record (Fodde). Notes from Mildred K. Miller.
FAMILY BIBLE/RELIGION AFFILIATIONS RECORDS
CENSUS/CITY DIRECTORIES/TAX LIST RECORDS
MIGRATION/CHRONOLOGY/MAP REFERENCE RECORDS
END OF RESEARCH RECORD
b. 11 Jul 1854, Brunnby, Malmohus, Sweden (see Maps)
child of: Jens (Jöns) & Boal (ANDERSON)(ANDERSDOTTER)) JACOBSON
d. Dec 1949
Buried: Bancroft Cemetery, Cuming County, NE Go to Tombstones
m. 6 May 1881, Blair, Washington County, NE by Alonzo Rankin, J.P.
b. May 1852
child of: John & Hanna (?) CARLBERG
Buried: Bancroft Cemetery, Cuming County, NE Go to Tombstones
Other Marriages: None
20.3a Roy B. CARLBERG b. Feb 1882
m. 21 Jan 1917 by Rev. A.J. WARREN, M.E. Church, Pender, Thurston County, NE
Dora M. HINRICH b. c1890
child of: Charles & Dora (KOTCH) HINRICH
Children: Dorothy CARLBERG b. Jun 1918
Jack CARLBERG b. Dec 1919
20.3b Anton S. CARLBERG b. Apr 1884
20.3c May A. CARLBERG b. Jul 1887 d. 1966 Buried: Bancroft Cemetery, Cuming County, NE Go to Tombstones
m. Howard SAUNIER b. 1887 d. 1933 Buried: Bancroft Cemetery, Cuming County, NE Go to Tombstones
20.3d Albert L. CARLBERG b. 18 Dec 1889 d. 7 Feb 1969 Buried: Bancroft Cemetery, Cuming County, NE Go to Tombstones
m. Donna M. ? b. 3 Jul 1903 d. Apr 1982 Buried: Bancroft Cemetery, Cuming County, NE Go to Tombstones
20.3e Effie M. CARLBERG b. Aug 1895
U.S. Census, 1900, NE, Burt County,
Everett Township (Lyons), 20 Jun 1900 by Moses M. Warner, Supervisory
District 3, Enumeration 32, Sheet 12, Family 227, Dwelling 282:
CARLBERG, Christian Head W M b. May 1852 48 M-19 yrs b. Sweden Father/Mother b. Sweden Emigrated 1878, in U.S. 22 years, Read/Write/Speak O F F 64
Bengta Wife W F b. Dec 1854 45 M-19 yrs b. Sweden Father/Mother b. Sweden 6ch/5 living Emigrated 1880, in U.S. 22 years, Read/Write/Speak
Ray B. Son W M b. Feb 1882 18 S b. NE Father/Mother b. Sweden At School 9 months Read/Write/Speak
Anton S. Son W M b. Apr 884 16 S b. NE Father/Mother b. Sweden At School 8 months Read/Write/Speak
May A. Dau W F b. Jul 1887 12 S b. NE Father/Mother b. Sweden At School 9 months Read/Write/Speak
Albert S. Son W M b. Dec 1889 10 S b. NE Father/Mother b. Sweden At School 9 months Read/Write/Speak
Effie M. Dau W F b. Aug 1895 4 S b. NE Father/Mother b. Sweden
U.S. Census, 1910, NE, Burt County,
Everett Township (Lyons) 18 Apr 1910, Family 25, Dwelling 25:
CARLBERG, Christian A. Head M W 58 M-29 yrs b. Sweden Father/Mother b. Sweden Emigrated 1878, Naturalized Farmer - General Farm 0 weeks out of work
Own/Mortgaged/Farm/W Native Lang: English Able to Read/Write
Bengta Wife F W 56 M-29 yrs b. Sweden Father/Mother b. Sweden Emigrated 1880 Nat Lang: English Able to Read/Write
Roy Son M W 28 S b. NE Father/Mother b. Sweden Farmer/Farm 0 weeks out of work Able to Read/Write Nat Lang: English
May Dau F W 22 S b. NE Father/Mother b. Sweden School Teacher/County School Able to Read/Write Nat Lang: English
Albert Son M W 19 S b. NE Father/Mother b. Sweden Farmer/Farm 0 weeks out of work Able to Read/Write Nat Lang: English
Effie Dau F W 14 S b. NE Father/Mother b. Sweden At School Able to Read/Write Nat Lang: English
U.S. Census, 1920, NE, Burt County,
Everett Township (Lyons) 13 Jan 1920, Farm, Family 38, Dwelling 39:
CARLBERG, August C. Head M W 67 M Emigrated 1878 Nat: PA 1880 Able to Read/Write/Speak Own/Mortgage b. Sweden Father/Mother b. Sweden
Farming/General Farm OA Schedule 35
Bengta Wife F W 65 M Emigrated 1880 Alien Able to Read/Write/Speak b. Sweden Father/Mother b. Sweden
Albert L. Son M W 30 S Home Farm W Able to Read/Write/Speak b. NE Father/Mother b. Sweden
U.S. Census, 1920, NE, Thurston County,
Pender Village, 2 June 1920, Sheet 1A by Nettie M. Baker, Dwelling/Family
CARLBERG, Ray B. head M W 37 M Able to read/write/speak b. NE Father/Mother b. Sweden Lawyer, General Practice
Dora wife F W 28 M Able to read/write/speak b. NE Father/Mother b. Germany
Dorothy dau F W 1 7/12 b. NE Father/Mother b. NE
Jack son M W 1/12 b. NE Father/Mother b. NE
Bancroft Bulldogs - Class
1899 - Roy CARLBERG
1905 - May CARLBERG
1909 - Albert CARLBERG
1913 - Effie CARLBERG
1946 - Myron VOGT
History of Bancroft, NE 1884-1984, by The Heritage Book Committee, National Share Graphics, Inc., Dallas TX, 1984, p. 141, Item #F85: CARLBERG, C.A. Family. C.A. CARLBERG immigrated to the United States from Friedstadt, Sweden in July 1878. As a boy he had to work in the coal mines in Sweden as his folks were very poor. As a boy of only eleven or twelve years of age, he labored in a coal mine which has burned in Sweden for over a century, and the refuse of that mine is used to serve as a beacon light for ships sailing in the North Sea. The seven children had no opportunity for formal education, but by hard work they all managed to come to the United States. It is noted that Mr. CARLBERG had but 45¢ in his pocket when he finally arrived in Fremont. He was to go to Arlington from there. When a kindly farmer offered to carry his belongings to Arlington in his wagon, C.A. ran along behind the wagon because he was afraid the man would charge him to ride. He located on a farm near Arlington, and in May 1881, Bengta PIHL joined him there and they were married. Benta CARLBERG came to the United States from Malmo, Sweden. Her people were men of the sea, and many owned their own sailing vessels. In 1892 they left Arlington and spent one year at Rosalie while waiting to move onto the farm southeast of Bancroft called the SINCLAIR farm. They lived there from 1893 until 1903 when they bought and moved onto a farm one and one half miles southeast of Bancroft on the Cuming County line. In 1923, C.A. and Bengta CARLBERG moved into Bancroft and remained there until their deaths. Their son, Albert, then remained on the CARLBERG farm, which is now owned by Donna CARLBERG. Mr. CARLBERG was, in spite of his own lack of formal schooling - or maybe because of it, a very avid supporter of schools and education of every kind. He served many times on his district school board, and strongly supported the teachers in any problem. He also believed in good farming practices and was a charter member of the Cuming County Agriculture Institute in Bancroft. Five children were born to the CARLBERGS: Roy B., Anton, May, Albert I., and Effie. Roy B. went on to be a State Senator and many times County Attorney, and is now a lawyer in Pender. Anton left the state early because of his health and made his life in California. May, with her husband, Howard SAUNIER, was in merchandising business in Bancroft. Albert I. stayed on thehome farm and spent most of the rest of his life farming. Effie, with her husband, Frank WOOD, farmed in the community. The C.A. CARLBERGs lived past their 50th wedding anniversary. An interesting footnote should be added that the immigrant with 45¢ in his pocket, by hard work and good practices, had in his lifetime achieved businesses and farms for each of his children.
History of Bancroft, NE 1884-1984, by The Heritage Book Committee, National Share Graphics, Inc., Dallas TX, 1984, p. 14, Item #C27: As Bengta PIHL, Mrs. CARLBERG came to America from Sweden in 1881. She married C. August CARLBERG in 1881. After living on farms near Arlington and Rosalie, the couple settled on what is now the DIXON farm. In 1903, they built the house east of town, now owned by Donna CARLBERG. The CARLBERGs had five children, three boys and two girls. One of the girls told me that her best and clearest memory of her childhood was always the immaculate house, the good food and never failing supply of clean clothing. All the work of her energetic little mother. In 1923 the CARLBERGs moved to town. With so much time on her hands, Bengta could crochet, knit, embroider, and do all the difficult hardanger work to her hearts content. She delighted putting crocheted insertion fine tucks and embroidery on her daughters petticoats and corset covers. She lived to be 94 years of age. One fo her daughters, Mrs. Effie CARLBERG WOOD lives in Bancroft and Mrs. Marjorie WOOD VOGT is a granddaughter.
History of Bancroft, NE 1884-1984, by The Heritage Book Committee, National Share Graphics, Inc., Dallas TX, 1984, p. 19, Item #C39: Womanless Wedding. One of the best remembered of all shows in our town's history, was the Womanless Wedding. This was a project of the Woman's Club, presented in what was then the Draw Theater. The play attracted capacity crowds two nights running. Take a group of local men, old and young, fat and lean, dignified and debonair, dress them in feminine garments, put them on a stage and there is a sure fire hit before a word is spoken! The show was brought to town by one of those companies that tour the country selling a package deal. They furnished the script, some of the costumes, and a few days of stage direction. The financial reward for the production of the Womanless Wedding was around $300.00. This was used to build and [sic] a fine fly and bug proof band stand for the regular Saturday night summer concerts. When the casting for the wedding was completed, practically every male in the community was numbered among the actors. To name a few: Charlie CONN, Lowell FLETCHER, William REMBE, Bob MACKEY, Clement WARD, Martin VOGT, Frank VOGT, Paul VOGT, Keith VOGT, Dr. H.W. FRANCIS, Dr. TRUE, Rudolph VOGT, Joe PRESSER, Ross CATES, Howard SAUNIER, Frank WOOD, Alfred DANIELS, Burt GRAFF, Harley GRAFF, Burton BEAL, George EYNON, Albert CARLBERG, Ivan LEWIS, Charlie KRAMER, Henry SAMSON, Herman MUNDERLOH, Louie ROSS, Charlie ASKWIG, and Gerhardt HARMS. As I said to name a few! The Womanless Wedding was performed a long time ago, in 1928 and the actors themselves have forgotten most things about it. However a few memories of the production linger on. The stately butler, played by Charles CONN, announced each group as they walked up the center aisle to the stage; the singing of Bancroff's own Irish tenor, George EYNON; the impersonation of Harvey LAUDER by Albert CARLBERG; the glorious voice of Madam Schumann HEINKE, otherwise known as Alfred DANIELS; and then entering last the wedding party. The climax of the evening was the identity of the bride; a secret until the final moment. Claus PETERS, was the bride! Big, tall Claus, dressed in bridal white and crowned with a fluffy veil. By his side, Rex BUCKLIN, slender, handsome Rex, not a small man of average statutre, but beside seven foot Claus, he was the very picture of a cowed and unwilling bridegroom.
C.A. CARLBERG - School Board
1886, Dixon School District 65, Burt County, Nebraska
Students: Roy and May CARLBERG
Farmers Union Co-Op Oil Association - 1930, Secretary-Trasurer, Albert CARLBERG
Canarsky Department Store - Employees: Howard SAUNIER and May CARLBERG SAUNIER
Raasch Dairy Farm - Milk delivered by Blind Billy (the horse). Replaced by a Chevy touring car 1928-1929, won through a contest sponsored by Howard and May SAUNIER who owned the Chevy garage business and General Merchandise Store
American Legion chartered 22 Feb 1920 - Albert L. CARLBERG
American Legion Auxiliary - 2 Dec 1954, most successful moneymaker was the Smorgasboard, Mrs. Frank WOOD, Auxiliary President, paid off the $10,000 mortgage. There is a plaque honoring Frank WOOD in the Legion Building.
Myron VOGT had a filling station.
Mason's Bancroft Lodge 145 AF & AM,
chartered 24 Jun 1885
Independent Proficiency Certificates, longest - Frank WOOD and Reed MOORE
Last elected officers (consolidated in 1979 with Walthill), Myron VOGT, Secretary
A.J. Thompson & Co. - devoted clerks, Howard & May SAUNIER
20.3e__Effie M. CARLBERG
b. Aug 1895
child of: Christian August & Bengta (PIHL) CARLBERG
Buried: Bancroft Cemetery, Cuming County, NE Go to Tombstones
m. 1 Aug 1918
20.3es__Frank A. WOOD
b. 16 May 1897, Pender, Thurston County, NE
child of: Henry & Gertrude (STEBBIN) WOOD
d. 17 Sep 1982, Pender, Thurston County, NE
Buried: Bancroft Cemetery, Cuming County, NE Go to Tombstones
Other Marriages: None
20.3e1 Ramona June WOOD b. c1920
m. 31 Aug 1940 by A. Ralph Clem, Methodist Church, Rosalie, Cuming County, NE
Carl William DEITEMEYER b. c1914
child of: William C. & Rose (DOERR) DEITEMEYER
20.3e2 Luella WOOD
20.3e3 Francis WOOD
20.3e4 Gertrude Elaine WOOD b. 19 Jul 1926 d. 17 Dec 1995
Buried: Bancroft Cemetery, Cuming County, NE Go to Tombstones
m. 6 Nov 1943, Rosalie, Cuming County, NE by Ernest R. STOLZ, Lutheran Pastor, Rosalie
Bernard Eugene TATUM b. c1923
child of: Orris M. & Ollie E. (COOPERSMITH) TATUM
20.3e5 Marjorie Ann WOOD
m. 15 Jul 1948 by Judge Homer A. McDONALD (license #75, 13 Jul 1948, West Point, Cuming County, NE)
Myron Waite VOGT
child of: Paul W. & Genevieve (WAITE) VOGT
Children: Marlon VOGT b. 5 Nov 1954
m. 4 Jun 1977 Norma GUSTAFSON
Children: Erica Nicole VOGT b. 11 June 1980
Allison Elizabeth VOGT b. 5 Apr 1983
Merlyn VOGT b. 3 Feb 1957
m. 24 May 1980 Bette HOLT
Children: Megan Leah VOGT b. 1 Aug 1983
Marla VOGT b. Nov 1961
m. 3 Sep 1983 Todd McCRACKEN
History of Bancroft, NE 1884-1984, by The Heritage Book Committee, National Share Graphics, Inc., Dallas TX, 1984, p. 301, Item #F471: WOOD, Frank. Frank, son of Henry and Gertrude STEBBIN WOOD, was born near Pender May 16, 1897. When he was two years old, his mother died leaving a baby, and also two other children, Ralph and Grace. The latter two were adopted by Dr. and Mrs. Edith ROLPH of Pender. The baby, Pearl, was adopted by an Iowa couple. Frank went to live with his grandparents in Logan, Iowa. At an early age, his dad took him to Brownville, Nebraska and then to Basin, Wyoming, living fourteen miles out in the country and then moving to Basin to own a meat market. The stepmother and Frank didn't agree, so at the age of twelve, he was sent back to his grandparents who had moved to Bancroft. R.V. GRAFF and his wife, Margaret, needed someone to care for Harley and Vida and also to do other things, even learning to plant corn. He lived there that summer and fall, then went down Charles GRAFF's where he made his home for the next eight years. On August 1, 1918, he married Effie CARLBERG. By then, he was drafted and on November 11, he and several others from town went to West point. At the courthouse each man was given $5.00 and taken to the depot. They found out that the Armistice was signed, so were sent back to the courthouse where they gave back their $5.00. We rented different farms around Bancroft and on March 1, 1928, we moved to our own farm south of Rosalie. On May 2, a one hundred twenty-five mile wind took everything but the house and corncrib. Another barn was built and a cave dug. Through the years, we lived to see grasshoppers come and poison bran had to be put out; two years of drought and hail. But in spite of all this, we always seemed to have enough to eat and wear. A lot of that we give thanks to Maye (CARLBERG) SAUNIER. Five children now occupied the home, namely; Ramona, Luella, Francis, Gertrude, and Marjorie. They were a big help in the work around the farm, indoors and out. Rosalie School and the church activities were enjoyed by the family and all five of the children were involved in some way in 4-H. Gradually, one by one they were married and we were alone. We moved to Bancroft in August 1952. Frank passed away September 17, 1982 after spending two months in the Pender Hospital. He left nineteen grandchildren and thirty-four great-grandchildren.
History of Bancroft, NE 1884-1984, by The Heritage Book Committee, National Share Graphics, Inc., Dallas TX, 1984, p. 35, Item #C76: Local Girl - Mrs. America. Roman WOOD DEITEMEYER, Mrs. American - 1956, was a local Bancroft girl and a former Thurston County 4-H club member. She was selected as Mrs. America on the basis of her homemaking skills, ability, poise, and personality. When she was announced as the winner of the contest, she responded, "I want the title to mean two things: First, that the job of homemaking will be kept on a terrifically high plane; and next, that my church can be part of the title." Ten percent of her $15,000 was given to God, for she and her husband had made God their partner, giving him back the tithe that he had given to them. Mrs. America visited Bancroft in January 1956, showing slides of a trip that she had taken to Europe and the Holy Land. Ramona WOOD DEITEMEYER is the daughter of Mrs. Effie WOOD and the late Frank WOOD of Bancroft. She and her husband, Carl, are the parents of five children and live in Lincoln, Nebraska. She is presently working for Congressman Doug BEREUTER.
Article. Omaha World Herald Magazine, 10 Jul 1955. Captions: (1) Glad to be nearing home, Mrs. Ramona DEITEMEYER waves cheery greeting on arrival at Omaha Municipal Airport after winning Mrs. America title in Florida. Husband Carl is in front center; (2) Mrs. DEITEMEYER thinks that, as a housekeeper, she pleases the family most with her cooking. Above, she's starting on a cake; (3) Reunion of family at Omaha Airport was as exciting for parents as for the children. Carl DEITEMEYER adjusts tie for son Kent, 6, and Ramona kisses son Steven, 12.. Text of article: Mrs. America: Proud Homemaker. Lincoln Mother of Five Stickler for Routine by Robert HOUSTON. How does it feel to be Mrs. America? "It feels fine," says Ramona DEITEMEYER of Lincoln. "But there are millions of Mrs. Americas in the United States. The only reason I was selected was that I was standing in the right place at the right time. Mrs. DEITEMEYER, the first Nebraska to win the title since the contest was started 17 years ago, isn't letting the honor go to her head. The fact is that since she toped the winners from 47 other states and Hawaii in May at Ellinor Village in Florida, she hasn't had the time to sit down and do any gloating. For the next year, at least, life won't be the same in the Carl DEITEMEYER household. After winning the contest and taking a kind of triumphal tour which included New Orleans, New York and Chicago, Mrs. America went back to the usual household routine but with something added. Her mail, for example, is enough to keep a part-time secretary busy. Letters have poured in from every state, from Alaska, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Sweden, Germany, Philippines and Italy. One card which arrived a couple of weeks ago was addressed to Mrs. America, State of Nebraska, and was signed by Davy CROCKETT of San Antonio, Tex. San Antonio is where the Alamo is. And is there anybody who doesn't know who Davy CROCKETT is? A number of letters from long lost DEITEMEYER kinfolks have arrived. Since the name is not a common one, they have asked if there is a possible relationship. Mabel WAYNE, composer of the song "Ramona," has sent her an autographed copy of the well known lyric. 'She Lives Next Door' The neighbors get a kick out of the extra traffic that now goes by Mrs. America's home. Bill McDERMET, a junior at Nebraska Wesleyan, who lives across the street, posted a sign on his lot that reads; "She lives next door. We're just the neighbors.." The five youngsters, varying in age from 6 to 13 are taking the Mrs. America title in stride. Piano lessons for the three girls go on as usual, plus scouting activities. As for Mrs. America's Mister, Carl reports that he is getting used to playing second fiddle. "A newspaper man in New York told me," he says, "that a queen's consort remains three steps directly behind the queen's rear." The whole family is going to have a busy summer. In July they have been invited to tour Washington, D.C., and New York. On this trip, Mrs. America will meet with a Civil Defense group. During the first week in August, the family will go to Hollywood to appear in a film for a television program. Carl and Ramona will be guests at the American Gas Association convention in Los Angeles in October and in November they will go to Europe for a month. Ramona will go in the role of ambassadress in homemaking on a tour of Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, France and Germany. They are hoping that they can work in a visit to the Holy Land. Mrs. America got back into the swing of things soon after returning from her victory. She and Carl arrived home on a Friday, and by Sunday their youngest, 6-year-old Kent, came down with chicken pox. Now all of the children have had it. Proud of Career. RAMONA has always been proud of being a homemaker. "During my travels during the coming year, I want to convince other homemakers that their career is the most important in the world," she remarked. Husband Carl says "the only help Ramona ever had with her housework was a maid she acquired after she became Mrs. America at Ellinor Village." The DEITEMEYER household is a well ordered one, but as Mrs. DEITEMEYER says, "we're a perfectly normal family. Our children quarrel, just as they do in other homes, and they don't like to do chores any better than others. We have never followed a book. Whenever we need to discipline, we find isolating brings results almost as quickly as anything else. For the most part, we can work things out. Togetherness means an awful lot; we share in their activities and they in ours. Ramona says the children make their own beds except for Kent, the youngest. The older ones are Diann, 13; Steven, 12; Kay, 10; and Chryl, 8. The girls help with the dishes, and Diann, who is 13, does a beautiful job of cleaning. She takes care of her own room completely. "We like them to read, and we help guide their reading. Comic books never have been an issue. The children don't seem to care about them. They are supplied with good youth magazines," she says. "Maybe that's the answer." "Cheryl (she's 8) and I learned to do a little floating together last summer," said Mrs. DEITEMEYER. I was sort of teased into it. We had a family ticket to the community pool at Seward." The DEITEMEYERS all go to Sunday school and church at Christ Lutheran. Carl is president of the congregation and Ramona and Carl both teach. "We never stop to wonder whether or not we're going to church. We feel quite strongly our day isn't complete without it." The DEITEMEYERs give 10 per cent of their earnings to the church and will do the same on the 15 thousand dollars in prizes Ramona received in the contest. Stickler for a Schedule As a housekeeper, Mrs. DEITEMEYER is a stickler for a schedule. Monday is wash day, and a smaller wash is turned out Friday morning. Tuesday is for ironing. Friday is also cleaning day. The family gets up at 7, and as soon as breakfast is out of the way, Ramona gets right at whatever work there is to be done, getting it out of the way. When asked about the care and feeding of a husband, Ramona said that was one of the easiest of her duties. "Carl's no food problem. Both of us have to watch our diet some of the time. He has a wonderful disposition; he's so patient and understanding. One of the biggest things he ha taught me is to have patience." Carl says his 35-year-old wife weights a trim 125, and he weighs in at 170, which is just about what he should weigh. Mrs. America is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank WOOD, a retired farm couple who live in Rosalie, Neb. Her brother, Francis, is on the home farm near Rosalie and there are three sisters, Mrs. Wilmer MARRA of Wayne, Neb.; Mrs. Bernard Tatum of Denver, Colo.; and Mrs. Myron VOGT of Bancroft, Neb. Carl, who was World-Herald farm editor in 1945-46, is managing editor of the Nebraska Farmer Magazine. Quality of Sincerity. RAMONA didn't escape housework during the week she and Carl lived in Ellinor Village. "The competition was on homemaking. I had a new bathing suit but it went unused. Contestants weren't required to parade in them, and I never had time to go near the water." Mrs. DEITEMEYER won firsts in housekeeping and for her dinner menu, which featured Cornhusker roast of beef. "When I first saw the kitchen, I found groceries and cooking utensils stored on open shelves. I put the groceries away in cupboards and displayed the utensils on the shelves - it looked neater. Some of the girls left the groceries on the open shelves. That may be why I won in housekeeping" she said. Carl says the competition was "doggone rough," although he gave Ramona a slight edge on the field throughout the week. "Any one of at least 15 of the wives would have been an excellent choice," he said. "A certified public accountant who totaled up the scores told me that the judges were swayed by Ramona's sincerity. When she talked or smiled, they felt it was from the heart." Ramona says the husbands were treated royally. The community had appointed a husbands' committee which took them to many near-by points of interest. During a brief New York visit, Mrs. America was a guest on two nationally televised shows. Unfortunately, there was little time for shopping either in New York or Chicago. But from the brief experience, she convinced herself that she can do better in Omaha or Lincoln. Mrs. America says that "a home built on love and prayer is a happy home," and she really means it. "When you place first things first, your other problems seem to work out much more smoothly."
History of Bancroft, NE 1884-1984, by The Heritage Book Committee, National Share Graphics, Inc., Dallas TX, 1984, p. 292, Item #F452: VOGT. What an exciting year in the VOGT residence! We are happy to share these events with you in this "Our Heritage Book." Two college graduates, two grandchildren and our daughter's wedding kept us busy in 1983. Let's go back fifty-five years. Myron Waite VOGT was the second son of Paul and Genevieve WAITE VOGT. His older brother, Paul, Jr., lives in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Stanley, the youngest brother died of a sled accident in 1940. Myron's home was where the Paul MANNINGs' now live. He was born and raised in Bancroft where he still resides in the former Allen BURKE residence. His early years were spent helping in various businesses - Bancroft Blade, Depot, his dad's service station and the Croft Theatre which he managed for W.W. TROXELL of Omaha. An avid football fan, first a Bancroft Bulldog, then later a Go Big Red fan. His office is decorated with Nebraska football decor. On July 15, 1948 Myron married Marjorie WOOD of Rosalie at the Bancroft Presbyterian Church with the service conducted by the Rev. Harold L. SNOW. Marjorie was the youngest child of Frank and Effie CARLBERG WOOD. Other family members were Ramona, Luella, Francis, and Gertrude. It was while Marjorie was teaching in rural schools near Bancroft that Myron became acquainted with his future bride. In 1952, Myron was called to serve his country during the Korean War. Marjorie went to Fremont and worked in a Children's Home and went to Midland College during Myron's overseas duty. Our first child, Marlon was born in February 1957 and Marla in November, 1961. Perhaps some of you wonder why we were all M. VOGTs. Margaret MARTIN, a nearby neighbor and life-long teacher in Bancroft, gave us the title, 2 M's when we were first married so we just kept to the M names until we ended up with the 5 M's. One nice thing about that was when you called for one, they all showed up. However, confusion came later on receiving mail, as during the 1960's, there were 15 M. VOGT's in Bancroft. The boys were Cub and Boy Scouts, newspaper carriers, carryout boys at Jim's Market and later they both worked at the locker plant. Marlon and Merlyn were active in Sunday School and choirs and it was during their high school years that they both spent their summers as volunteer workers in a Presbyterian Mission Field at Fairbanks, Alaska. Graduating from Bancroft High School, the boys went on to Lincoln to the University. We're not sure if the University lured them to Lincoln or was it the football tickets? Marlon graduated as a civil engineer and Merlyn from the college of dentistry. Marla was always interested in music and served as organist for church during her high school years. She was accepted as a New Way Singer for the Nebraska Christian College during the summers of her junior and senior years in high school, and later attended Nebraska Christian College in Norfolk. In April, 1983, Allison was born to Marlon and Norma, which pleased three year old Erica. Megan was born to Merlyn and Bette in August. Merlyn graduated from Dental College and Marla from Nebraska Christian College in May, 1983. On September 3, 1983, Marla was married to Todd McCRACKEN of Evergreen, Colorado. Todd is a student of Nebraska Christian College and is studying for the ministry. Our family certainly grew during 1983.
History of Bancroft, NE 1884-1984, by The Heritage Book Committee, National Share Graphics, Inc., Dallas TX, 1984, p. 295, Item #F458: VOGT, Marlon. I was born in the old Pender Hospital on November 5, 1954 to Myron and Marjorie VOGT of Bancroft. I was followed by a brother, Merlyn, and a sister, Marla. Dad ran the log cabin gas station (and Nebraska Football Sports Information Department Bancroft Division), and Mom worked at home and at Jim's Market. Grandpa and Grandma WOOD lived right across the street and provided more good times than any kid deserved, but I had them. Growing up in Bancroft was pretty great; Playing with the neighborhood kids; going swimming in Lyons; playing some ball for ECHTENKAMP and RABE (and arguing Bob CONRAD's umpiring); mowing acres of grass; taking some piano lessons from Mrs. HOMANN; going to football games with Ann KAI; and working at the grocery store and locker. Mrs. LERIGER, Miss STEINHOFF, Mrs. BONNEAU, Mrs. CASEY, Mrs. COOPER, and Mrs. SANDQUIST were the character builders of my grade school years. I think my whole class ended up being characters. Kindergarten started things off when at recess Dave MARR hurt Dorothy ANDERSON's back. Well, while Mrs. LERIGER went down to get our milk (glass bottles with straws, chocolate on Fridays), Mark CAREY and I tried to operate on her back and fix it. We got caught! From then on, I guess we kept on being operators, but quit getting caught. High school was great fun except when it wasn't. I particularly remember lots of good sports teams and some pretty decent stage bands and swing choirs. Winning, they say, is more fun than losing. We had lots of fun! High school hi-jinx included locking John VENNER in the closet in bookkeeping class, paper airplane fights, "table-hockey"; and taking football in RABE's senior English class. Delmer SOLL's "hairdo" would hold any number of pens and pencils in study hall until TUSHLA would stare us down from teh math room doorway. I only got one "B" in high school; it was in English with Marianna SCHILLING. I guess I did get caught once in a while. Vietnam was pretty much over about the same time as high school, so I was able to go to college. I went to Lincoln because I heard every student that wanted one could get a football ticket. Since I was there anyway, I decided I might as well go to school, and ended up with a degree in Civil Engineering. I met Norma GUSTAFSON from Wausa and we were married June 4, 1977. Many friends from Bancroft drove to Wausa for the wedding and I think we'll all remember it as being one of the hottest June 4ths on record and also one of the most crowded non-air-conditioned churches in history. Norma and I stayed in Lincoln after graduating. Norma taught at Lincoln Christian School and I worked at Lincoln Electric System. We've been blessed with two daughters, Erica Nichole (6-11-80) and Allison Elizabeth (4-5-83). I'm presently employed with a consulting engineering group in Lincoln.
History of Bancroft, NE 1884-1984, by The Heritage Book Committee, National Share Graphics, Inc., Dallas TX, 1984, p. 296, Item #F459: VOGT, Dr. Merlyn. I was born February 3, 1957 to Myron and Marjorie (WOOD) VOGT. I have an older brother Marlon, and a younger sister, Marla. Recalling my years growing up in Bancroft, I remember spending my summers mowing lawns and playing baseball. Bancroft always had a good summer baseball program. One fact that stands out in my mind is that we were very competitive with surrounding towns that were larger than Bancroft. The dredge north of town was a great escape and while I never caught as many fish as Pete OCKANDER, it continues to hold fond memories of sitting on the quiet bank and shutting off the mind. Winters were great in Bancroft. When it snowed the sledding was super, but otherwise those hills were dreaded when it came time to deliver the Fremont Tribune. I sacked groceries at Jim's Market and then worked at the locker plant across the street where I served as "sanitary engineer." One of the fondest memories of childhood was living right next door to Grandpa and Grandma WOOD (Frank and Effie). Grandma WOOD makes the best cherry pie, bar no one! I graduated from high school in 1975 and then enrolled at the University of Nebraska to study life science. While I went to school full time during the day, I had a night job at Roper and Sons Mortuary in Lincoln. While in school at the University, I met my wife, the former Bette HOLT of Holdrege, Nebraska. We were married on May 24, 1980, in Kearney, Nebraska. In August of 1979, I enrolled at the University of Nebraska Medical School's College of Dentistry and on May 7, 1983, received my Doctorate of Dental Surgery. My wife and I live in Henderson, Nebraska, where I have a dental practice. On August 1, 1983, our first child, a daughter, Megan Leah, was born.
Betty JENSEN remembers visiting Effie and Frank WOOD, and Bengta CARLBERG. She remembers that, at 95, Bengta, though wheelchair-bound, was dedicated to continuing her hand-sewing and could do so without glasses.