DWS: from Elgin Nebraska Centennial Book 1889-1989
DWS: 1861 England census
dws note-his family is spelled DONNOR in this census but is DONNER once in America
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1852
Father's Name: John Donnor
Where born: Boston E, Lincolnshire, England
Civil Parish: Wrangle
Ecclesiastical parish: Lincoln
Registration District: Boston
Sub-registration District: Bennington
ED, institution, or vessel: 3
Household Schedule Number: 21
Page Number: 4
John Donnor 46
William Donnor 22
Robert Donnor 20
Clara Donnor 19
John Donnor 17
Mary Donnor 15
Elizabeth Donnor 13
Joseph Donnor 11
Gildin Donnor 9
Wilson Donnor 7
Grace H Donnor 5
DWS: 1880 Fed census town of West Cedar Valley, Antelope, Nebraska
Gilden Donner 28
Betsy Donner 29
M. Grace Donner 4
C. J. Donner 3
Frank Donner 2
Lizzy Donner 3m
DWS: 1900 Fed census town of Elgin twp, Antelope, Nebraska
Gildon Donner 48 farmer, b. Oct 1851 England as were parents, immig 1873, marr 27 yrs
Betsy Donner 49 wife, b. July 1850 Scotland as were parents, immig 1873, marr 27 yrs, 9 ch 9 living
Mary Grace Donner 24 dau single b. Jul 1875 Nebr not working
Clara J Donner 23 dau single b. Feb 1877 Nebr teacher
Lizzie B Donner 20 dau single b. Feb 1880 Nebr teacher
Margret M Donner 18 dau single b. Oct 1881 Nebr not working
Earnest G Donner 17 son single b. Mar 1883 Nebr not working
- dws note - birth year reads 1873 but is really 1883
Catherine V Danna 17 dau single b. Mar 1883 Nebr not working
Anna B Danna 13 dau single b. Mar 1887 Nebr not working
- dws note - birth year reads 1877 but is really 1887
Willetta M Danna 10 dau single b. Jan 1890 Nebr
August C Buhler 18 servant b. Jan 1882 Germany immig 1890
dws: son Frank W 22 single b. May 1878 Nebr was in Stanton twp, Antelope co in same census
also the August C Buhler servant becomes dau Katherine's husband
DWS: 1910 Fed census town of Elgin twp, Antelope, Nebraska
Gildon Donner 58
Betsy Donner 60
Clara Jane Donner 33
Frank W Donner 32
Anna B Donner 22
Wilmetta Donner 20
Anna Fraser 44 sister-in-law b. Scotland
DWS: findagrave.com for dates
DWS: History of Antelope Co 1868 to 1883 by A J Leach pub 1909 R R Donnelly
"The prairie fire of October 15, 1878, was the most destructive fire ever known in the history of the county. The village of Neligh was barely saved from being wiped out, and only by the most strenuous efforts on the part of its citizens. In some neighborhoods nearly every one lost something in the fire, either hay, grain, buildings, or stock. Gildon Donner of Taylor Valley, where the fire was especially destructive, lost his house, bedding, clothing, stable, and grain."
DWS: from ancestry.com family tree of user: elginboy69
Paul Family Tree
last name Fraser, b. Inverness,Scotland
Frank Wilson Donner
DWS: 1900 Fed census Stanton twp, Antelope co, Nebr
Frank W 22 head single b. May 1878 Nebr farmer
DWS: ancestry.com : Border Crossings: From U.S. to Canada, 1908-1935
Name: Frank Wilson Donner
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1877
Arrival Port: White Rock, British Columbia
Date of Arrival: 2 Mar 1929
Birth Location: Elgin Neb USA
DWS: from ancestry.com family tree of user:calamitybrandybelle
Richters Family Tree
Paul Lyman Jillson
DWS: soc sec death record
Hubert F Schrage
DWS: 1940 Fed census Logan, Antelope, Nebraska
Hubert Schrage 26 farmer b. Nebr
Margaret Schrage 26 wife b. Nebr
DWS: from Antelope County Cemetery Records printed volume in my possession
"Husband/Margaret married 17 JUL 1938"
Margaret Ann Pelster
DWS: www.findagrave.com St Boniface Cem, Elgin (Nebraska)
" Margaret Ann (Pelster) Schrage, 97, formerly of Elgin, NE, passed away Thursday, October 6, 2011 at the Golden Living Center in Neligh, with her nieces Carol Busteed and Sue Seier at her bedside. Margaret, daughter of Joseph and Anna (Uphoff) Pelster, was born January 23, 1914 at Raeville, NE.
Margaret was baptized and confirmed at St. Bonaventure Church in Raeville and received her education from St. John Berchman School in Raeville, graduating with the first four-year class in 1932.
Margaret went to California in 1934 where she worked as a nanny and also in a walnut factory. In 1938, she married Hubert Schrage. They lived in California for a short time before returning to the Elgin community to farm. Later, they moved to Idaho for a few years before returning to their farm near Elgin in 1951. They continued to live on the farm until retirement when they moved to town. Hubert passed away in 1987 and Margaret continued living in her home until entering the Golden Living Center in May 2010.
Margaret was a firm supporter of Pope John High School and St. Boniface Schools, receiving the Roncalli Award in 2003 for making a significant contribution to the long term advancement of the school. She was a member of the St. Boniface Alter Society and a lifetime member of the Elgin Garden Club. Margaret and Hubert loved to square dance and both enjoyed all of their nieces and nephews.
Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers: Cyril Pelster; Joseph Pelster and wife Delores; sisters: Marie Moser and husband Leonard; Florentine Vanderheiden and husband Burt; and a brother-in-law Leonard Meis.
Margaret is survived by her sisters: Sally Meis of Petersburg; Ann (Vic) Borer of Albion; sister-in-law: Viola Pelster of Elgin; along with many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great-nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin, NE, with Rev. Ross Burkhalter officiating. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. "
Gilbert Henry Schrage
DWS: ancestry.com U.S. Cemetery and Funeral Home Collection
Name: Gilbert Schrage
Age at Death: 93
Residence: Red Oak, Iowa, USA
Date of Birth: 28 Nov 1917
Birth Place: Elgin, Nebraska, USA
Date of Death: 18 Dec 2010
Source Location: Red Oak, Iowa, USA
Spouse: Dorothy Jennings
Children: Stephen Schrage and wife Karen of Pella, Iowa and Richard Schrage of Yuma, Arizona
Parents: Stephen Schrage
[Philomene Minnie Schrage]
Brothers and Sisters: Hubert and Art; Philomene; Urvan Schrage and wife Celine of California and Albert Schrage and wife Mary Helen of Elgin, Nebraska
Military: United States Navy
Full Obituary: Gilbert H. Schrage, age 93, of Red Oak, Iowa, passed away Saturday, December 18, 2010 at the Good Samaritan Care Center. Gilbert Henry Schrage was born November 28, 1917 in Elgin, Nebraska the son of Stephen and Philomene Minnie Schrage. He graduated from Elgin High School in 1935 and was united in marriage to Dorothy Jennings on September 16, 1941 in Omaha, Nebraska. He served in the United States Navy during WWII. After the war, he and Dorothy made their home in Red Oak where Gilbert worked in the fertilizer and chemical business for many years retiring in 1982. He was a member of St. Marys Catholic Church. Gilbert enjoyed golfing, nature, and hunting. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers: Hubert and Art; and sister: Philomene. Survivors include his wife: Dorothy Schrage of Red Oak, Iowa; sons: Stephen Schrage and wife Karen of Pella, Iowa and Richard Schrage of Yuma, Arizona; grandchildren: Kirsten Schrage of Lorens, South Carolina; Laura Schrage of Bryce Canyon, Utah; and Anna Harmon and husband Ian of Minneapolis, Minnesota; brothers: Urvan Schrage and wife Celine of California and Albert Schrage and wife Mary Helen of Elgin, Nebraska; and other relatives and friends. Funeral Mass will be celebrated 2 PM Monday, January 31, 2011 at St. Marys Catholic Church with Father Ken Gross officiating. Burial of the cremated remains will be at Evergreen Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Red Oak Public Library or the St. Marys Catholic Church. Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Quentin (Bud) Hoefer
Quentin J Hoefer
Birth: Oct. 31, 1920
Death: Apr. 23, 2009
"Quentin 'Bud' Hoefer, 88, of North Platte passed away April 23, 2009, at Great Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born Oct. 31, 1920 to Henry and Margaret Jochum Hoefer near Elgin. In 1922, the family moved to a farm southeast of Sutherland. He attended Star School south of Hershey, graduating from high school there in 1938. He then attended the North Platte School of Business for two years before returning to the farm. On June 12, 1944, he was united in marriage to Flora Rose Schrage in St. Bonaventure Church at Raeville. They made their home on the family farm. In 1965, they moved into Sutherland and continued to actively farm until 1971, then moving to North Platte in 1981. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus since 1941, and served as Grand Knight of St. Patrick's Council in 1998-99 and was a charter member of council No. 10506. He was a charter member of the Lincoln County Chapter of Retired Federal Employees and served as president in the early 1990's. Bud was a past member of the Lincoln County Fair Board and the Sutherland School Board. He worked for a number of years as a reporter and commodity inspector and was a member of the community and county committees of the Lincoln County A.S.C.S. In 1969, he became executive director of that office and retired in 1984. Bud was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church. He enjoyed making crafts, traveling and gardening. He is survived by his wife, Flora of North Platte; five children, Judith (Larry) Johnson of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Dolores (Jim) Ohmstede of Waterloo, Iowa, Raymond (Gachia) Hoefer of Carmel, Ind., Dennis (Kimberly) Hoefer of Columbus, and Joan (Dirac, Sr.) Twidwell of La Monte, Mo.; 15 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, three sister; Callista Binegar of Hershey, Betty (Jack) Thalken of North Platte, and June Kerkman of Elgin. Bud was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Gregory Hoefer, a brother Roman Hoefer, and four sisters; Erma Pueppka, Freda Tepley, Ione Dwyer, and Jean Mueller. A memorial has been established in his memory. Online condolences may be shared at www.carpentermemorial.com. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday, April 28, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church with the Rev. James Novakowski as celebrant. Burial will be at Floral Lawns Memorial Gardens near North Platte. Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at the church. Visitation will be 1-7 p.m. Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday with the family receiving friends from 3 to 5 p.m. at Carpenter Memorial Chapel, which is in charge of arrangements."
Flora Rose Schrage
DWS: Elgin Review (Nebraska) January 16, 2014
"Flora Rose (Schrage) Hoefer, 90, passed away January 7, 2014 at Golden Living Center in Columbus, NE with family at her side.
She was born September 26, 1923 to Ferdinand and Anna (Klein) Schrage at Elgin, NE.
On June 12, 1944 she was united in marriage to Quentin Hoefer of Sutherland, NE at St Bonaventure Church in Raeville, NE. They made their home south of Sutherland on the farm, where they raised their six children. They later moved into Sutherland. In 1981 they moved to North Platte. Following the death of her husband in 2009, she moved to Columbus, NE.
She is survived by children: Judy (Larry) Johnson of Cedar Rapids, IA; Dolores (Jim) Ohmstede of Waterloo, IA; Raymond (Gachia) Hoefer of Carmel, IN; Dennis (Kimberly) Hoefer of Columbus, NE; Joan (Dirac) Twidwell of La Monte, MO; grandchildren: David (Karla) Dalton, Eric (Michelle) Dalton, Deb (Tony) Miksa, Alicia (Adam) Messer, Luis (Ashley) Ohmstede, Michael Ohmstede, Marty Ohmstede, Whitney (Wallace Karanja) Ohmstede, Anna Hoefer, Caitlin Hoefer, Justin Hoefer, Denise (Dallas) Thelen, Dirac (Kristin) Twidwell, Josh (Sylvia Pierzak) Twidwell, Jeremiah Twidwell and 13 great grandchildren. She is also survived by brothers Jerome Schrage of Omaha, NE; Ferd (Mona) Schrage of Petersburg, NE; and sister Bernette (Jim) Ramaekers of Bayard, IA.
She was preceded in death by husband Quentin, son Gregory in 1980, her parents, brothers Ray, Walter, Claude, Bob and infant sister Rita Ann.
Memorials can be made to Holy Spirit Catholic Church Building Fund in North Platte; Sisters of St Francis of Perpetual Adoration, Mishawaka, IN (http://www.ssfpa.org); or tax deductible donations suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association (http://www.alz.org) to assist in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 am Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Burial will be at Floral Lawns Memorial Gardens. Rosary will be 7:00 pm Friday at Carpenter Memorial Chapel. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 pm Friday at the funeral home. "
Gregory Joseph Hoefer