Selected Schueth_Rice_Families and Individuals


Raymond H Josten

DWS: 1940 census of Logan Twp, Antelope Co, NE
was 16 yrs of age in parents family census b. Nebraska same home as in 1935 single
was living next to Mike and Mary Penne family
" Raymond H. Josten, 87, of Sidney, passed away April 19, 2011, at Memorial Health Center Extended Care in Sidney.
Rosary services will be April 22, with a mass of Christian burial on April 23. Both services will be in St. Patrick´s Catholic Church. Military graveside honors will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
Raymond H. Josten, the son of Joe and Anna(Penne)Josten, was born on Jan. 25, 1924, at Elgin. Ray, along with four brothers and two sisters, was raised on the family farm, attended and graduated from St. Boniface School at Elgin in 1942.
In July 1944, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served aboard the Destroyer USS Zellers as a signalman in the Pacific and Atlantic Theatres. Following his discharge in July 1946 Ray attended Grand Island Business College.
On Oct. 11, 1948, he was united in marriage to Darlene Ridder and they are the parents of four children, David, Nancy and twins Dean and Diane.
Ray spent his entire lifetime connected to the lumber and building business. He was employed as assistant manager to the Elgin Lumber Co. and Albion Elevator & Lumber Co.
In September of 1953, he moved with his family to Sidney when he joined Neil D. Hughes and purchased the former Moore Lumber Co. at 15th and Quince Streets. He and Neil operated the Hughes-Josten Lumber Co. at that location until 1960 when the business was purchased by Foster Lumber Co. At this time, he and wife Darlene formed the Josten Construction Company and operated this business until 1982.
Ray and Darlene have resided at their present home at 1714 15th Avenue since 1958.
Ray was an avid golfer, loved boating, fishing, hunting and playing cards.
He and Darlene have been loyal followers of their children and grandchildren in sports. He was an active member of St. Patrick´s Catholic Church, served on the original St. Pat´s School Board during the construction of the St. Pat´s High School, and served on the building committee during the construction of the present St. Patrick´s Parish Center.
Ray is a Past Commander of the American Legion in Elgin, Past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus of Sidney and 4th Degree Member. He was a life-member of the Knights of Columbus, V.F.W. as well as the Sidney Elks Lodge.
Survivors include his wife, Darlene of Sidney; sons, David (Lisa) and family of North Platte, and Dean (Rhonda) and family of Omaha; daughters, Nancy O´Connell (John) and family of Sidney, and Diane Watson and family of Lincoln; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Clarence and wife Clem of Powell Butte, Ore.; two sisters-in-law, Berniece Josten of McCook, and Mary Ann Olson of Sidney; and many extended family members and friends.
Ray was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Lawrence and wife Betty, Sylvester and Alfred; one brother-in-law, Harold Olson; four brothers-in-law, Frank, Joe, Herman and Lawrence `Pete´ Ridder; and three sisters-in-law, Cathrine, Bernadine and Cecilia."

Gerald L Lillie

DWS 1910 Fed census Morton, Knox, Nebraska
as a child with his parents
Frank Lillie 40 b. Minn
Alice Lillie 26 b.Illinois
Cecil Lillie 7
Gerald Lillie 5
Raymond Lillie 3
Orvill Lillie 1
DWS: 1940 Fed census Fairview, Clay, South Dakota
Gerald L Lillie 35 b. Nebr, home in 1935: Rural, Knox, Nebraska
Veronica Lillie 25 b. Nebr, home in 1935: Rural, Cedar, Nebraska
Merlin F Lillie 2 b. South Dakota
DWS: South Dakota Death Index, 1905-1955 about Gerald L Lillie
Name: Gerald L Lillie
Certificate Number: 223931
Death Day: 28
Death Month: Jun
Death Year: 1945
County: Yankton

John S Kloke

DWS: he married the younger sisiter Anna of his wife Mary after Mary died in 1903

Mary Goeken

DWS: 1880 Fed census Saint Charles, Cuming, Nebraska
living with parents
difficult to read image
Name Age
William Goeken 30 head married b. Prussia farmer
Gertrude Goeken 29 wife married b. Prussia keeping house
Anton Goeken 17 son b. Nebr works on a farm
Joseph Goeken 15 son b. Nebr works on a farm
Gurtude Goeken 10 dau b. Nebr at home
Cathrina Goeken 8 dau b. Nebr
Mary Goeken 6 dau b. Nebr
Henry Goeken 4 son b. Nebr
William Goeken 3 son b. Nebr

Frank Lillie

DWS 1910 Fed census Morton, Knox, Nebraska
Frank Lillie 40 b. Minn
Alice Lillie 26 b.Illinois
Cecil Lillie 7
Gerald Lillie 5
Raymond Lillie 3
Orvill Lillie 1

Conrad Joseph Gokie Goeke Goke

DWS: in the New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
Name: Conrad Gocke
Arrival Date: 21 Mar 1881
Birth Date: abt 1851
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Ethnicity/ Nationality: German
Place of Origin: Germany
Port of Departure: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Destination: United States of America
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: P Caland
transcribed by dws from image below:
Joseph Spenner 30 yrs male farmer from Germany
Conrad Goeke 36 yrs male farmer from Germany
Regina " 29 female from Germany
Catherine " 3 yrs female from Germany
" "sic no name 8 mos female? from Germany (would of been Joseph) see immig list below
DWS: in the U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s
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Name: Joseph Goeke
Arrival Year: 1881
Arrival Place: Nebraska
Family Members: Wife M Regina Spenner; Child Kath; Child Joseph
Source Publication Code: 5860
Primary Immigrant: Goeke, Conr
Source Bibliography: MUELLER, FRIEDRICH. "Westfaelische Auswanderer im 19. Jahrhundert-Auswanderung aus dem Regierungsbezirk Minden, Part 1: 1816-1900 (Erlaubte Auswanderung)." In Beitraege zur westfaelischen Familienforschung, vols. 38/39 (1980-1981), pp. 3-711.
Page: 53
DWS: surname found as Goeke Gokie Goke Goecke
DWS: 1900 Fed Census Clearwater twp, Antelope co, Nebraska 8-9 Jun 1900
Name: Conrad Goke
Age: 56
Birth Date: May 1844
Birthplace: Germany
Home in 1900: Clearwater, Antelope, Nebraska
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1881
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Mary Goke
Marriage Year: 1876
Years Married: 24
Father's Birthplace: Germany
Mother's Birthplace: Germany
Occupation: Farmer
Name Age
Conrad Goke 56 head b. May 1844 Germany farmer immig 1881
Mary Goke 47 wife b. Oct 1852 Germany immig 1881
Katy Goke 23 dau b. Jun 1877 Germany single servant
Joseph Goke 20 son b. Jun 1880 Germany single farm laborer
Gertie Goke 18 dau b. Mar 1882 b. Nebr single servant
Conard Goke 16 son b. Sept 1884 Nebr single farm laborer
Mary Goke 14 dau b. Feb 1886 Nebr
Lizzie Goke 12 dau b. Mar 1888 Nebr
Annie Goke 10 dau b. Mar 1890 Nebr
John Goke 7 son b. Aug 1893 Nebr
Carl Goke 5 son b. Jul 1895 Nebr
Willie Goke 2 son b. Feb 1898 Nebr
pages 381-382
(dws: note: the 1885 State of Nebr census of Mills Prcnt in Antelope County refutes much of the
below time frames of travel to America and time in Cuming county, Nebr.
Images of his oath of homestead claims and intention to become citizen were signed by him 27 Oct 1883 at Neligh, Nebr in Antelope County)
Among the leading old settlers and public spirited citizens of Antelope county, Nebraska, the gentleman above mentioned deserves a prominent place. Mr. Goke is well known through-out the community in which he resides as an honest, upright and worthy citizen, and enjoys the respect and esteem of all with whom he has to do.
Mr. Goke is a native of Germany, being born in the village of Haaren, province of Westphalia, on May 7, 1844; his wife, Katie (Spinner) Goke, was born in the same village, October 4, 1852. They were married in 1876, in Germany, the church where they were both baptized, and are now the parents of eight children living and two deceased. Their names are as follows: Katie, Joseph, who is married to Francis Thiel, they having four children; Gertrude; Conrad, died at the age of twenty; Mary; Lizzie; Anna; John, who was killed by lightning when he was sixteen; and his two younger brothers, Carl and William, were with him at the time, but they recovered from the shock.
In 1884 Mr. Goke with his family left Rotterdam for the new world, sailing on the "City of Cologne," and were sixteen days on the sea. After landing in New York, the family proceeded to West Point, Nebraska, where they worked out for three years to save enough money to take up a homestead. In 1887 they took a homestead claim in south half of southwest quarter, section eighteen, and north half of northwest quarter, section nineteen, township twenty-five, range eight, Antelope county, which has remained their residing place through the years, but he has bought two more "eighties" and now owns three hundred and twenty acres. The first house put up by our subject was a "soddy" in which they lived for five years and then built a substantial frame house, which remains the present home.
Mr. Goke now owns three hundred and twenty acres of good land, and can now enjoy the fruits of his hard labor in former years. Mr. Goke is not content to sit idly by, and still looks after his land and farming interests. Mr. Goke with his family are strict adherents to the Catholic faith, and worship in the church of that denomination in the country two and a half miles from their home. Mr. Goke was in the army in is native land, serving in the Franco-Prussian war, in the artillery service, and participated in the battle of Sedan and Siege of Metz and Paris.
Mr. Goke is a democrat in political affiliations.

Maria Regina Spenner

DWS: family tree: KENTUCKY ROOTS
username: dgokie
immigrated 21 Mar 1881 to New York
Last name on Passenger & Immigration List is Goeke, Wife M Regina Spenner;Compendium of Nebraska History:"In 1884 Mr. Goke with his family left Rotterdam for the new world sailing on the City of Cologne and were 16 days on the sea".

Katherine (Katie) Gokie Goeke

DWS: in the Hamburg Passenger Lists, 1850-1934
child with the Goeke family
Ethnicity/ Nationality: German
Place of Origin: Germany
Port of Departure: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Destination: United States of America
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: P Caland
fellow passengers -
Name Age
Joseph Spenner 30 male farmer from Germany
Conrad Goeke 36 male farmer from Germany
Regina " 29 female from Germany
Catharina 3 female from Germany
" (ditto) unnamed 8 month old female? from Germany - is a male - is Joseph

Conrad Gokie Jr Goeke


Henry Krogman

DWS: 1900 Fed census Colony, Delaware, Iowa
Henry Kroggman 44 farmer, b. Jan 1856 Germany, immig 1872, marr 15 yrs
Mary Kroggman 39 wife b. Jun 1866 Germany, immig 1882, marr 15 yrs, 7 ch 6 living
Frank Kroggman 14 son b. May 1886 Iowa
Elizabeth Kroggman 11 dau b. Nov 1888 Iowa
Henry Kroggman 8 son b. Dec 1891 Iowa
Herman Kroggman 6 son b. Dec 1893 Iowa
Mary Kroggman 4 dau b. Sep 1895 Iowa
Rosa Kroggman 1 b. Dec 1898 Iowa
Anton Frowning 19 servant b. Sep 1880 Iowa
William Westhoff 75 father-in-law, widowed b. May 1825 Germany, immig 1886
DWS: from family tree of user: Barbara Harlan
Harlan Family Tree (Koch family)

Mary Catherina Westhoff

DWS: from family tree of user: Barbara Harlan
Harlan Family Tree (Koch family)