Selected Schueth_Rice_Families and Individuals


George Washington Rice

DWS: The following is from: "Compendum of Nebraska History, Reminiscence and
Biography" R978.2 qC73 pg 901:
Located very pleasantly in section one, township twenty-seven, range eight, is to be found the gentleman whose name introduces this biography.
Mr. Rice has been identified with the history of Antelope County from a very early date and his contributions to the welfare of this section of the state have been such as to merit the highest praise.
Mr. Rice has the sterling qualities that go to make a substantial citizen. He is a man of industrious habits, persistence, honesty of purpose, and force of character.
Mr. Rice was born in Jasper Co, Iowa March 9, 1869, his birth place being a farm house, and his associations from the first being with agricultural interests. It is natural, therefore, that he should be a farmer, and that he should find success in life's endeavors in the tilling of the soil. Our subject's father, Austin Rice, was born in Worcester, Mass., in 1834, his father (Author notes that James was born in 1824... not 1834. Clara was born in 1831.) coming from England (DWS: note this is not true. George's father was born in Massachusetts and was of the 8th generation born in America.) when he was a young man; our subject's mother's maiden name was Clara Clark, born in 1840 in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Mr. Rice's parents came to Nebraska in 1882, settling south of Clearwater in Stanton township, Antelope county, where they took up a homestead on which they built a sod house and resided there eight years. Our subject then moved near Royal where he rented for nine years. He then bought a tree claim from S.A. Boyd the claim consisting of one hundred and sixty acres of land in section one, township twenty-seven, range eight. Later Mr. Rice sold this homestead and bought the southwest quarter of section one, township twenty-seven, range eight, which is well improved and is now the residing place of our subject. He devotes a good deal of attention to fine hogs and now owns about seventy-five full blooded Duroe (SIC) Jersey hogs, subject to registration, mostly sired by Red Chief "I Am", some from "Nebraska Bell" and "Failor's Model".
In 1892 Mr. Rice was united in marriage to Miss Mary Ludwick, and Mr. and Mrs. Rice are the parents of six children, named as follows: Clarence, Alva, Floyd, Roy, Austin, and Lewis(DWS: should be Lester). They are a fine family and highly esteemed and respected by all in the community.
Mr. Rice relates many interesting reminiscences concerning early days in Antelope county. He and his two brothers were at school when the great blizzard of January 12, 1888, came up. They started for home which was one and a half miles distant. His brothers were not able to continue so stopped at a neighbor's house, about eighty rods from the school; but he continued on his way home, keeping the road by watching closely some tracks that had been made by hand sleds that they took to school with them and thus he managed to get home safely."
DWS: 1870 Fed census Rock Creek, Jasper county, Iowa
shown as age 1 born Iowa - was living next to the Jacob Ludwick family
Who knew that 21 years later he was to marry Mary Alice Ludwick - the above Jacob's granddaughter
DWS 1880 Fed Census Rock Creek, Jasper county, Iowa
shown as child with parents (indexes show father as 'AUSTERS RICE' in indexes - read the film and it is Austin)
Austin Rice 53 head farmer, b. Mass as were both parents
Clarissa Rice 47 wife keeping home, b. Mass as were both parents
John Rice 20 son b. Mass, 'idiotic'
Frank Rice 18 son b. Illinois, 'idiotic'
Carrie Rice 14 dau, b. Illinois, at school
George Rice 11 son, b. Iowa, work on farm
Charles Rice 8 son, b. Iowa
William Rice 4 son, b. Iowa
DWS: 1900 Fed census Garfield twp, Antelope, Nebraska 7 June 1900
George Rice 31 head b. Mar 1869 Ohio, parents b. Mass, marr 9 yrs, farmer
Mary A Rice 29 wife b. June 1870 Iowa, parents b. Indiana, 3 ch, 3 living
Clarance E Rice 7 son b. Dec 1892, Nebr
Alva J Rice 3 son b. Aug 1896, Nebr
Floid A Rice 1 son b. Apr 1899, Nebr
DWS: 1910 Fed census Garfield Twp, Antelope county, Nebraska sheet 7A 12 April 1910
Head - Rice George W age 41, marr age 19, b. Iowa, parents both b. Mass., farmer, owned farm with a mortgage
Wife - Mary A age 39, married at age 19 , 7 children, 6 living, b. Iowa, parents both b. Indiana
Son - Clarence E age 17 single, b. Nebr, farm laborer
Son - Alva J age 13, single b. Nebr
Son - Floyd A age 11, single b. Nebr
Son - Roy G age 8, single b. Nebr
Son - Lester H age 2, single b. Nebr
Son - Lewis C age 9/12 , single b. Nebr
DWS: 1920 Fed census Garfield Twp, Antelope county, Nebraska sheet 6A 2 January 1920
Head - Rice George W age 50, b. Iowa, parents both b. Massachusetts, farmer
Wife - Mary A age 49, b. Iowa, parents both b. Indiana
Son - Clarence E age 27 single, b. Nebr, medical student
Son - LeRoy age 18, single b. Nebr
Son - Lester H age 12, single b. Nebr
Son - Lewis H age 10, single b. Nebr
DWS: 1930 Fed census Garfield Twp, Antelope county, Nebraska sheet 4B 11 Apr 1930
Head - Rice George age 61 married at age 20, b. Iowa, parents both b. Massachusetts, farmer
Wife - Mary age 59 married at age 20, b. Iowa, parents both b. Indiana
Son - Lester age 22 single, b. Nebr, farm laborer
DWS: OBIT "Orchard News"
"GEO. W. RICE PASSES AWAY Answers summons after four and one-half years of illness. Heat trouble the cause.
Son of Austin and Clarissa Rice, of Mass., was born at Kellogg, Iowa, on March 9th, 1869, and departed this life at his home March 8, 1931, lacking but one day of being 62 years of age.
His parents came as pioneers to Nebraska when George was a boy of 14, locating near Clearwater.
He was united in marriage to Miss Mary Ludwick on October 23, 1890, the union being blessed with six sons and one daughter. After residing a year near his parents, they moved to Orchard. He had been an invalid for four and one-half years till death came to release him.
He had united as a boy with the church in the Clearwater neighborhood, the Congregational Gloversville church. He transferred his membership upon leaving that community, and was a member of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ of Orchard at the time of his death.
He has gone to join his loved ones, a daughter, who preceded him in infancy and a son who was only here on this earth 11 years. There remains to mourn his departure, his loving help-mate and wife, Mary; 5 sons, Dr. Clarence, Odell, NE; Alva, of Brunswick, NE; Floyd, Venus, NE; Roy, Winner, SD; Lester, Orchard and 15 grandchildren. Besides these are three sisters, Mrs Lucy Ludwick, Mrs. Emma Guernsey, of Neligh, NE; Mrs. Carrie Trease, of Kellogg, Iowa; and 3 brothers, Will and Charley, of Neligh, NE; and John, of Beatrice.
A host of friends formed throughout the years, likewise find their hearts made tender by the passing of one long held dear.
Funeral services were held at the United Brethren church at Orchard on Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock, conducted by Rev Paul Riggs assisted by Rev. G.B.Dunning of Neligh. Interment was made in the local cemetery."

Mary Alice Ludwick

DWS: She may of been born in April per the 1870 June Census. 'April' is written in the column for births within the year. The census asks for names of persons in the home on JUNE 1. The age is historically shown in fractions for 'completed' months after birth not including present month. She was born in April vs most sources say 'June'? The fed census of 24 June 1870 shows her 1/12 year old. Normally it would mean 'completed' months prior to the enumeration thus making birth in April?
DWS: 1870 Fed census Hickory Grove, Jasper county, Iowa 24 June 1870
Post Office : Newton
Johathan Ludwick 28 head b. Indiana, farmer
Harritt R Ludwick 28 female b. Indiana
Willie S Ludwick 4 male b. Indiana
Wilsie J Ludwick 2 male b. Indiana
Mary A Ludwick 1/12 female b. April, Iowa
DWS: 1880 Fed census Hickory Grove, Jasper, Iowa 30 June 1880
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Name Age
Jonathon Ludwick 38 m head b. Indiana, fa b. PA mo b. Ohio, farmer
Hariett Ludwick 38 f wife b. Indiana, fa b. NY mo b. Indiana
William S. Ludwick 14 m son b. Indiana as were parents, working on the farm
Wilson J. Ludwick 12 m son b. Indiana as were parents, working on the farm
Mary A. Ludwick 10 f b. dauIowa, parents b. Indiana, at school
Ida S. Ludwick 8 f dau b. Iowa, parents b. Indiana
Edna P. Ludwick 7 f dau b. Iowa, parents b. Indiana
George O. Ludwick 6 son m b. Iowa, parents b. Indiana
Silas C. Ludwick 4 m son b. Iowa, parents b. Indiana
Hester Ludwick 3 f dau b. Iowa, parents b. Indiana
Ludwick 8mos m b. dau Iowa, parents b. Indiana
DWS: 1885 Iowa state census Hickory Grove, Jasper, Iowa
township 81, range 17, section 16 sw 1/4, sw 1/4
living with parents
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Name Age
Johnathan Ludwick 43 m marr b. Indiana, farmer
Harriett Ludwick 42 f marr b. Indiana
William Ludwick 19 m single b. Indiana
Wilson Ludwick 16 m single b. Indiana
Mary Ludwick 14 f single b. Jasper co, Iowa
Ida Ludwick 13 f single b. Jasper co, Iowa
Edna Ludwick 12 f single b. Jasper co, Iowa
George Ludwick 10 m single b. Jasper co, Iowa
Silas Ludwick 8 m single b. Jasper co, Iowa
Hester Ludwick 7 f single b. Jasper co, Iowa
Joseph Ludwick 5 m single b. Jasper co, Iowa
DWS: OBIT from copy given author from unknown paper. Probably Fairbury News.
"Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 25 for Mrs. Mary Rice of Fairbury. The services, conducted by Rev. Alvin H. Smith were held in the Orchard Evangelical United Brethren Church in Orchard, Nebr., at 2 p.m. Burial was in the Orchard Cemetery. Arrangements were in charge of the Nickols Funeral Home of Fairbury, NE.
Pallbearers were all grandsons of Mrs. Rice, Elvon Rice, Harold Rice, Lee Rice, Virgil Rice, Lyle Rice, and Merle Rice. Music was provided by a mixed quartet: Mrs. Floyd Menning, Mrs. David Willats, Jerry Holbrook, and Harvey Hollbrook Jr. Mrs. Harvey Holbrook Sr. was the organist. Flower ladies were; Lenora Jacobsen, LaVon Napier, Leona Benda, Diane Rice.
Mary Alice Ludwick, daughter of Jonnathan and Harriet Ludwick was born June 13, 1870 at Kellogg, Iowa. She passed from this life July 21, 1962 at the age of 92 years, one month, and eight days. She had been living in Fairbury with her sons; Floyd and Clarence.
As a young lady she moved with her parents to a farm south of Clearwater, Nebraska. She was a teacher in Antelope County Public Schools for a number of years.
In 1890 she was united in holy matrimony to George Rice. They took up a homestead two miles east of Orchard and they spent most of their lives in the Orchard Community. To this union was born six sons and one daughter.
Those preceding in death were: Wilda in 1904; Louis in 1920; and her husband in 1931. Survivors include the following: Two sisters; Mrs Edna Holbrook of Orchard, Nebraska, and Mrs. Hester Crow of Anadarko, Oklahoma; one brother Joe of Spokane, Washington, five sons; Clarence of Odell, Nebraska; Alva of Clearwater, Nebraska, Floyd of Fairbury, Nebraska; Roy of Winner, So. Dakota; and Lester of Evanston, Illinois; eighteen grandchildren, forty-two great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. A number of nieces and nephews also mourn her parting.
Friends and neighbors remember her as a fine Christian woman. She took the vows of church membership in 1890 in the United Brethren in Christ Church near Orchard, then held in the Highland School. She has been a lifelong member of the church. May God bless the memory of Mary to our hearts and may He call each of us to faithfulness to Him, in Whom He lived and died."
DWS: Note: Many of Mary's cousins, uncles and aunts were left behind in Iowa in the late 1800's when she moved to Antelope Co, NE with her parents. Madelyn Rice has her autograph book from the time Mary lived in Iowa, with signatures of relatives and childhood friends from Kellogg and surrounding towns.
DWS: From "NEBRASKANA" Biographies 978.2 qB19n C.3 page 1001: regarding an article on Dr. Clarence E. Rice, her son, it is said whe was born in Marshalltown, IA and her husband George was born at Grinnell, IA.

Wilda Pearl Rice

Died in Infancy
Obit from newspaper clipping probably Orchard Nebraska's:
"Wilda Pearl- Infant and only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Rice living 2 1/2 miles northeast of town, died Thursday January 12, 1905, aged 3 months and 21 days. She was sick about two weeks.
The funeral was held at the home Saturday January 14th. A number of their many friends gathered at the service notwithstanding the severe cold, and the dear little body was laid in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Bro. and sister Rice have the sympathy of the church and the entire neighborhood in this their sad bereavement.
W. C. Clifton, Pastor"

Louis Chester Rice

DWS: From The "Orchard News" Friday July 9, 1920
"Louis Chester Rice.. After about three months of intense suffering Louis Rice, the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. George Rice answered the call of his creator about three o'clock Tuesday afternoon.
This little fellow who had not yet reached his eleventh birthday has had an awful struggle for life for the past year and a half. He had an abscess in his head which affected his optic nerve, practically destroying it, and for about a year he and his mother made regular trips to Omaha where the little fellow took radium treatments which seemed to prove beneficial, until about three months ago when he contracted the scarlet fever, and from that time on he gradually grew worse until the end.
The funeral services were held at the United Brethren church Wednesday afternoon conducted by Rev. H.H. Spracklen, and interment in the Orchard Cemetery.
The bereaved parents and brothers have the heartfelt sympathy in their bereavement of the entire community."
Doug W Schueths has Louis's kindergarten graduation certificate.

Carl Ludwig Rabbass

DWS: 1900 census of Haymow Twp, Stanton Co. Nebraska 8 Jun 1900
Carl Rabbass 25 head, b. May 1875 Germany marr 3 yrs farmer immigrated 1880 both parents b. Germany
Clarie Rabbass 21 wife b. Jan 1879 Indiana marr 3 yrs
Hattie Rabbass dau 1 b. Jan 1899 Nebraska
Mary Rabbass dau 0 b. May 1900 Nebraska
Albert Eraka grand father 71 widowed b. Nov 1828 Germany as were both parents, immigrated 1880, farm labor
Horrah Anthony 15 sister in law, single, b. Jun 1884 Germany as were both parents, immigrated 1880 keeping house
DWS: 1910 US Fed Census Verdigris twnsp, Antelope county, Nebraska Apr 1910
Carl Rabbass head age 34 marr 13 yrs b.Germany as were both parents, farmer
Clara Rabbass age 31 marr 13 yrs b. Indiana parents both b. Germany
Hattie Rabbass dau 11 b. Nebr
Selma Rabbass dau 9 b. Nebr
Freda Rabbass dau 8 b. Nebr
Louie Rabbass son7 b. Nebr
Alma Rabbass dau 5 b. Nebr
Ella Rabbass dau 2 b. Nebr
Hugo Rabbass son 0 [5/12] b. Nebr
Fred Prawitz visitor age 29 b. Germany farm labor
DWS: 1920 census of Verdigris Township, Antelope Co. Nebraska 16 Jan 1920
DWS: Note - can also be found as ROFFOSS and ROBBARR in internet searching
really is: [Carl L. Rabbass]
Race: White
Gender: Male
Home owned: Own
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Carl L Rabbass age 44 b. Germany as were both parents, immigrated 1880, farmer
Claria D wife 41 b. Indiana parents both born in Germany
Frieda A dau 18 b. Nebraska
Luis F son 16 b. Nebraska
Elma M dau 15 b. Nebraska
Elvia H son 9 b. Nebraska
Herald A son 7 b. Nebraska
Ireane A dau 5 b. Nebraska
Leonard F son 3 b. Nebraska
DWS: 1930 Fed Census, Verdigris Twp, Antelope Co, NE 17 Apr 1930
Carl L Rabbass 54 M head, age 21 at marriage, born Germany as were both parents, came to US in 1880
Clara D Rabbass 51 F wife, age 18 at marriage, born Indiana, father b. Germany, mother b. USA
Freida A Rabbass 28 F Single b. Nebraska not working
Alvin H Rabbass 20 M Single b. Nebraska farm laborer
Harold A Rabbass 18 M Single b. Nebraska farm laborer
Irene A Rabbass 16 F Single b. Nebraska not working
Lenard F Rabbass 13 M Single b. Nebraska not working
OBIT from 1/8/1965 "Orchard News" and "Saunders County History":
"Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at St. Peter's church in Orchard for Carl Rabbass. Rev. James E. Johnson officiated. Pall bearers were Arlo Rice, Merle Rice, Paul Rabbass, Arlen Rabbass, Sidney Frahm and Marlin Frahm. Interment was in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery, northeast of Orchard.
Carl Rabbass, a member of St. Peter's Church for the past seven years, was born in Germany on May 9, 1875 to Mr. and Mrs. Frederick W. Rabbass. While he was still a young boy, the family came to the United States and settled in Saunders Co, Nebraska. He was baptized as a child in Germany and confirmed in Cedar Bluffs, NE.
On March 17, 1897, he was married to Clara Dorothea Anthony, at the home of her parents in Malmo, NE. To this union were born eleven children, three daughters preceded him in death. They also raised one grandchild whose mother died shortly after the child's birth. His wife Clara, preceded him in death after a marriage of almost fifty-seven years.
Mr. Rabbass lived and farmed near Wisner, NE, for thirteen years after his marriage and then moved to a farm three miles northwest of Royal, NE. where he remained for thirty years. He then moved to a farm near Chambers, NE. and farmed there for four years before retiring and moving to Clearwater, NE. He spent the last seven years of his life as a resident of Orchard, NE where he lived in the home of his son, Louie.
He died Jan. 3, 1965 after a period of illness at Antelope Memorial Hospital in Neligh at the age of 89 years, 7 months, and 24 days.
Surviving relatives include two brothers; August of Wisner and Rudolph of Cedar Bluffs; two sisters, Anna Hoffman of Cedar Bluffs and Meta Rohwer of North Bend; four sons, Louie of Orchard, Alva of Neligh, Harold of Blair, and Leonard of Boston, MA; four daughters, Mrs. Russell (Hattie) Burch of Royal, Mrs. Floyd (Irene) Frahm of Page, Mrs. Alva (Selma) Rice of Clearwater, and Miss Alma Rabbass of West Point; also twenty-five grandchildren, forty-three great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren."
place of birth: Alt-Cüstrinchen, Kreis Königsberg, Neumark, Brandenberg, Germany
From gedcom by Brian Gloyer to DWS 30 Apr 2002
Records from Leota Jacobsen
DWS: World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Name: Carl Louie Rabbass
City: Royal
County: Antelope
State: Nebraska
Birth Date: 9 May 1875
Race: White
Dark Blue eyes, Dark Brown Hair
FHL Roll Number: 1684017
DWS note: he does sign the card with mid name 'Louie'
DWS: from Saunders County Marriages
RABBARS, Carl; 22; md. Clara ANTHONY; 18; S3 Mar 1897 3459

Clara Dorothea Anthony

DWS:She was born in Indiana but both parents are from Germany as per 1910 census.
Strong Lutherans.
Family grew up in Saunders Co, Nebraska at Malmo and Cedar Bluffs.
OBIT from "Clearwater Record" 2/12/1954
"Mrs. Carl Rabbass was born Clara Dorothea Anthony, one of the six children
of Peter and Dorothea Anthony, Jan. 4, 1879, at Valparaiso, Ind. and died at
her home in Clearwater, Neb. Feb 6, 1954, at the age of 75 years, 1 month and
2 days. She was baptized in the Lutheran faith in infancy and later confirmed in the
same church remaining a faithful member, until death.
At the age of about seven years, she came with her parents to Malmo, Neb.,
where she was married to Carl Rabbass on March 17, 1897. Seven years ago the
fiftieth anniversary of their marriage was observed.
Of the eleven children born to this marriage eight are still living.
She began her married life on a farm southwest of Wisner and lived there
until the spring of 1910 when the family, consisting of six children, moved to a
farm two miles north and one mile west of Royal in Pleasant Valley, and where
four more children were born.
The family remained on this farm for 30 years, and then moved to a farm
one-half mile west of Chambers where they lived until 10 years ago when they
moved to Clearwater, Neb. which has been her home since.
In addition to rearing her own children, she also reared a grand daughter,
whose mother was taken by death when the child was a few months old. (Author's
note... this would be Jeanette (Glampe) Schneckloth).
She leaves to mourn her departure her loving husband, four sons and four
daughters, 24 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.
The sons are: Louie, Orchard; Harold, Blair; Alva, Neligh; Leonard, Boston,
MA.; The daughters are: Mrs. Russell Burch, Royal; Mrs. Alva Rice, Clearwater;
Miss Alma Rabbass, West Point; Mrs. Floyd Frahm, Page.
She was preceded in death by three daughters: Clara in infancy, Ella at
the age of three years and Freda, Mrs. William Glampe in 1938.
Funeral services for Mrs. Rabbass were held Wednesday afternoon at two
o'clock at the Concordia Lutheran church, the Rev. Donald Christiansen was
in charge. Burial in the Pleasant Valley cemetery northeast of Orchard.
Pallbearers were the three sons, Alvin, Louie and Harold Rabbass, and three
sons-in-law, Alva Rice, William Glampe and Floyd Frahm.
Owing to ill health Mr. Leonard Rabbass is not able to atttend his mother's
From "The Orchard News" 2/12/1954 the same OBIT plus the following:
"The following poem, written by Mrs. Rabbass, was found in her Bible;

'When storm clouds roll and thunder claps,
And winds blow fierce and hard,
My faith in Thee, dear God, I'll keep
I'll Keep on keeping on.

When sickness lingers dark and long
And death comes creeping in,
My faith in Thee, dear God, I'll keep
I'll keep on keeping on.

When friends depart from me in hate,
It's hard for me to love,
My faith in Thee, dear God, I'll keep
I'll keep on keeping on.'

Author's note: My copy ends here but it's suspected there is more written.

Alma Marie Rabbass

DWS: living in Verdigris twp, Antelope county, Nebraska Apr 1910 and 1920 with parents family
and still single in 1930 census below. At time of Mother's obit in 1954 she was 'Miss' and father's obit in 1965 as 'Miss'. Still has name Rabbass at death. Did she marry a Robert Cooper????
Name appeared from unknown source. Uncertain if marriage if it even exists.
DWS: 1920 Fed Census Verdigris, Antelope county, Nebraska
Name: Elma M Rabbass in her father's family census
[Elma M Roffers]
[Elma M Roffoss]
Age: 15
Birth Year: abt 1905
Birthplace: Nebraska
Home in 1920: Verdigris, Antelope, Nebraska
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Marital Status: Single
Father's Name: Carl L Rabbass
Father's Birthplace: Germany
Mother's Name: Claria D Rabbass
Mother's Birthplace: Indiana
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
DWS: 1930 Fed Census, West Point, Cuming Co, NE 19 Apr 1930
appears to of lived in a hotel
Alma Rabbass 25 F single, lodger, born Nebr, father b. Germany, mother b. Indiana
was a photo finisher at a photography gallery
DWS: Social Security Death Index about Alma Rabbass
Name: Alma Rabbass
SSN: 508-40-5929
Last Residence: 68788 West Point, Cuming, Nebraska, United States of America
Born: 3 Nov 1904
Died: Mar 1976
State (Year) SSN issued: Nebraska (1952-1953)
DWS: fromnewspaper obit Mar 27, 1976 provided by bryndaann on
"Alma Rabbass
Funeral services for Alma Rabbas, 71, of West Point, were Saturday, March 27, at Ben Stalp Funeral Home. Rev. Frank Winter officiated. Burial was in Mount Hope Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Sidney and Marlin Frahm, Paul and Dale Rabbass, Virgil and Merle Rise.
Miss Rabbass was born Nov. 3, 1904, at Wisner to Mr. and Mrs. Carl Rabbass. She moved with her family to Antelope County near Royal in 1910 where she attended school at Pleasant Valley. Miss Rabbass moved to West Point at the age of 17 and was engaged for 40 years in the photography business. She retired at 61 and sold her business to Frank Helberg. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church.
Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Floyd (Irene) Frahm, Page; Mrs. Hattie Hurch, Royal; and Mrs. Alva Rice, Clearwater; three brothers, Harold, Blair; Alvin, Neligh; and Leonard, Boston."

Clara Emma Rabbass

DWS: from
St. Matthew Lutheran Cemetery SW 1/4 Section 36 in Wisner Township, Cuming county, Nebr
dau. of C.L. & C.D. RABBASS
age 2 days
5 Oct 1907
dws note: there would be a conflict of a birth dates
sister Ella is shown born 3 Nov 1907???
the gravestone pic
Tochter Von
C.L. & C.D.
Ont. 15 1907
Alter 2 Tar

Ella Olga Rabbass

DWS: As told to author by Merle "Bud" Rice, "Mom (Selma Rabbass Rice) was in bed with her when she passed away as a child."

Virgil Elvon Rice

DWS: U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010 about Virgil Rice
Name: Virgil Rice
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 27 Jun 1918
Death Date: 10 Feb 2005
Branch 1: ARMY
Enlistment Date 1: 28 Jul 1941
Release Date 1: 17 Nov 1945
DWS: one source had dob as 29 June 1918
DOB 6/27/1918 as per Jeanette (Glampe) Schneckloth.
DWS:Served as Staff Sargent in U.S. Air Force as bomber crew trainer during WWII for 4 1/2 years.
Omaha World Hearald Sat 12 Feb 2005
"RICE—Virgil E., age 86. Longtime member of Florence Lodge A.F.A.M. and the Tangier Shrine. Preceded in death by wife, Joyce L. Rice. Survived by son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Nancy Rice; granddaughters, Rebecca and Katie Rice; beloved companion, Alice Gooder.
Memorial Service Tues 10:30am at St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, 15050 West Maple. Private Inurment. No Visitation at Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, Memorials to the Tangier Shrine Center or American Cancer Society. ROEDER MORTUARY 2727 North 108th St. 496-9000"

Lyle Edwin Rice

Name is shown in old records as LISLE in "The Ludwick Family" by
Arthur Scott Miller 929.L948 mi Lyle's kids never heard of spelled this way.
Born at Royal NE as per Jeanette (Glampe) Schneckloth
Lyle was in the US Navy and served on the USS ?. He survived the Japanese attack on the ship though he was burned and suffered smoke inhalation. He later served on the USS MISSOURI, though it is believed he was not at the Japanese surrender and signing ceremony.

Doreen Louise Smith

Need date of birth 1/26/? Marriage 3/1/?

Lenora Doreen Rice

Died of breast cancer. No children.

Merle (Bud) Dale Rice

Born at Royal, NE as per Jeanette (Glampe) Schneckloth. Operated dry cleaning
business at Crete NE. Served with 101st Airborne WW II.

Merle D. Rice
Rice -- Merle D. "Bud," 79, Crete, died Friday (9/19/03).
Survivors: wife of 57 years, Georgia Rice, Crete; son, daughter-in-law, Mark and Jerry Lynn, Colorado Springs, Colo.; daughters, sons-in-law, Connie and George Schieck, Lynchburg, Va., Jody and Gary Pence, Crete; grandchildren, Virginia Schieck, Cynthia Dowd, Matthew Schieck, Camie Nitzel, Jeffrey Dittmer, Sally Heusinkvelt, Gregory Rice; six great-grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; one stepgreat-grandson; brothers, sister-in-law, Virgil, Omaha, Delmer, Fremont, Arlo and Madelyn, Neligh; nieces; nephews; cousins; friends.
Memorial service: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, United Church of Christ First Congregational, Crete. Private interment, Lincoln Memorial Park,. 6700 S. 14 St. No visitation. Memorials to church or Saint Elizabeth Hospice.

Georgia Lee Nelson

"Georgia L. Rice, age 84, of Crete, passed away June 18, 2012. Born September 3, 1927 to Louie and Clemmie Nelson.
Preceded in death by her parents, husband, Merle "Bud." Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Jerry Lynn of Colorado Springs, Colo.; daughters and sons-in-law, Connie and George Schieck of Forest, Va., Jody and Gary Pence of Crete; seven grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; sister, Evelyn Reutzel of Neligh.
Memorial services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, United Church of Christ, First Congregational, Crete. Cremation, no visitation. Memorials have been designated to the church."
DWS: Lincoln Journal Star Lincoln, Nebr 21 June 2012
Georgia Lee (Nelson) Rice, 84, of Crete, died 6/18/12. She was born to Louie and Clemmie Nelson in Neligh. Georgia graduated from Neligh High School in 1945, and married Merle "Bud" Rice in 1946. Together, they owned and operated Bud's Cleaners for 36 years. In high school, Georgia was voted "best dressed." She continued her attention to the details of clothing in her work as the seamstress at Bud's Cleaners. Georgia also used her sewing talents to serve her church by making baptismal towels and community quilts.
Merle Rice, her husband of 57 years, preceded Georgia in death. Survivors include her son, daughter-in-law, Mark and Jerry Rice, Colorado Springs, Colo.; daughters, sons-in-law, Connie and George Schieck, Lynchburg, Va., Jody and Gary Pence, Crete; grandchildren, Virginia Schieck, Cynthia Dowd, Matthew Schieck, Camie Nitzel, Jeffrey Dittmer, Sally Heusinkvelt, Gregory Rice; sister, Evelyn Reutzel, Neligh; 11 great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; friends.
Memorial service: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, United Church of Christ, 440 E. 12th, Crete. Private interment, Lincoln Memorial Park, 6700 S. 14th, Lincoln. No visitation. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be directed to the church. Funeral Home is Kuncl Funeral Home in Crete.

Delmer LaVern Rice

Born at Royal, NE as per Jeanette (Glampe) Schneckloth papers.
Retired as a railroad engineer and antiques dealer living at Fremont NE.
Died at 91 yrs 2 mos 8 days
DWS: Jan 23, 2016 Fremont, Nebraska
"Delmer L. Rice, 91, of Fremont died Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, at his home.
Delmer was born Nov. 13, 1924, in Royal and grew up in the Clearwater area. His parents were Alva and Selma (Rabbas) Rice. Following high school, he served in the United States Navy from May of 1943 to July of 1946.
On his return to civilian life he went to work for the Burlington Railroad as a telegrapher. Later, he worked for the Chicago Northwestern Railroad as a fireman, then became an engineer for the Chicago Northwestern and Union Pacific Railroads. He retired in 1987.
Delmer was also an antique dealer, and had a shop in Fremont beginning in the mid-1960s.
On Oct. 11, 1947, Delmer was married to Dorothy Bennett, and she preceded him in death in September of 1986. Also preceding him was a grandchild and five brothers and a sister.
Delmer was a member of the Fremont Eagles Aerie 200, and a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 854 of Fremont.
Survivors include: three sons, Delmer Rice of Lincoln, Dennis (and wife, Nancy) Rice of Fort Worth, Texas, and Douglas (and wife, Barbara) Rice of Fremont; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; eight stepgreat-grandchildren; and three stepgreat-great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Ludvigsen Mortuary Chapel in Fremont. The Fremont Honor Guard will present the U.S. flag.
An online guestbook may be signed at"