Selected Schueth_Rice_Families and Individuals


Veryl Lee Weathers

DWS: U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010 about Veryl Weathers
Name: Veryl Weathers
Birth Date: 11 Mar 1927
Death Date: 23 Feb 1991
Cause of Death: Natural
SSN: 498247383
Branch 1: NAVY
Enlistment Date 1: 6 Nov 1944
Release Date 1: 20 Jul 1946

Kathryn Irene Kay Knihal

DWS: (Nebraska)
"Weathers, Kathryn Irene Kay (Schwee)
Aug 19, 1921 – Oct 4, 2011
Preceded in death by husband, David Paul Schwee and Veryl Lee Weathers; daughter, Judith Kay Kubat; brother, Richard Knihal; parents, Nicholas and Evelyn Knihal. Survived by children: Carol A. Jorgensen, Greg Weathers (Sharon), Sharon Hershman (Len), and Robert Weathers; sons-in-law, George Kubat Jr. and Craig J. Jorgensen; grandchildren: Robert Jorgensen (Lisa), Michael Jorgensen (Amy), Christine Reilly (Brian), Cheryl Zummach (Tom), Kent Kubat, Kyle Kubat (Tiffany), Todd Weathers, Meghan Weathers, Colleen Geary (Jeremiah), Erin Conaway (Dasan), Michael Rice (Carolyn), Zachary Weathers; 13 great-grandchildren; sisters: Rita Anderson, Evelyn Stern, and Mary Becker; sister-in-law, Elaine Knihal; close family friends: Robert Wolfe, Debi Churchich, and Betty Busse.
The family will receive friends Friday, 4pm to 7pm at St. Rose Catholic Church, 4102 S. 13 St., with VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL Saturday, 10am, St. Rose Catholic Church. Interment, Calvary. Memorials will be directed by the family. HEAFEY-HEAFEY-HOFFMANN
78th & West Center 402-391-3900"

John J Rice

DWS: A Genealogical Register of Edmund Rice Descendants by Ray Lowther Ellis page 527-528
DWS:The Rice Family sup 2 part 2 to Ward 1858 and Ellis's Register by Marg. S Rice 1985 page 45-46
Is listed in "The Ludwick Family" by Arthur Scott Miller 929.L948 mi as one of Comfort and Lucinda Rice's 2 children. (More children found since)
******************* of Houston Texas descendant of Comfort and
Lucinda (Wood) Rice:
"7. John Rice, b. November 15, 1836
m. Georgianna Black, December 24, 1871, Longmont, CO
(This was the first white marriage recorded in Longmont, Colorado. Georgianna was rumored to be a dancehall girl. She was supposedly from England)."
Date of Birth conflict with obit below.
From Sharon Goodman: (copy is typed sheet)
'copy of newspaper article dated August 25, 1922.'


Was Pioneer at 1860 and First Man to Claim a Bride in Longmont--Crossed plains with Ox Team Twenty-four Times--Life a Most Interesting One--Was Nearly 85 Years Old.

Celebrated Golden Wedding Anniversary Last Christmas Day.

John J. Rice, one of the real pioneers of the Longmont section, a freighter of the early days and whose life in those primitive times was one of unusual interest, died Wednesday evening, August 23, on the place he homesteaded three miles southeast of Longmont. He would have been 85 years old next November. Besides his widow, he leaves one daughter, Mrs. Georgianna Rundle of Longmont; two sons Harry Rice of Longmont and Will Rice of Denver, and one step-daughter Mrs. Ida McCamey also of Longmont.
The funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home, Rev. Wm. Butler officiating. The internment will be made in the Mountainview cemetery.
John Rice was born Nov. 18, 1837, in Worcester county, Mass. Before he had reached his majority he left home in 1855 and went to Bureau county, Illinois. Here he was employed on a farm for two years and then vent to Kansas and Missouri. After eighteen months spent in those states, he heeded the call of the West, and with a partner started for Pike's Peak with a team of mules and camping outfit. They arrived in Breckenridge in June, 1860, and prospected until the following spring. When their provisions ran low, the partner started back to Missouri to replenish the supply. He was captured by Confederates and was never again head of.
Rice then went to work for another miner. He did not need money and allowed his wages to accumulate. One day his employer disappeared, leaving Rice penniless in the wild country.
Hungry and without money the young prospector shouldered his blankets and started for Denver afoot. He had reached a point between Colorado City and Park City when be came upon a band of Indians who were on the warpath. With rare presence of mind, he threw down his weapons and going before the chief, made the Indian understand that he was lost and hungry. The redskin, fed him and then had a number of warriors escort the wanderer beyond the danger line after warning him that another tribe of Indians was on the warpath and that his life was in danger.
After reaching Denver, Rice came to Boulder county to visit a brother, Rufus Rice, who passed away a few years ago. Later he returned to the mountains, only to return to the valley the following summer to assist his brother in putting up hay.
When Rufus Rice joined the Union Army, John remained on the ranch. Two years later, after the return of his brother, John Rice again returned to the mines for two years or more. In 1865 he went to Denver and contracted to drive ox teams across the plains for two years at a salary of $75 a month. Thru his faithful service be was promoted to assistant wagon master at a salary of $150 a month. Later with two partners, he purchased the whole outfit. During the time he was thus engaged in freighting he made twenty-four trips across the plains and engaged in many skirmishes with the Indians.
When the Union Pacific railroad was put through as far as Ogden, Utah, Rice carried freight and express to different forts and points in Colorado and Wyoming.
It was in 1870 that our subject returned to the old home for a visit. But he again returned to Boulder county in the spring and went into the cattle business. He took up a claim of 160 acres on which he built a small log house. A Portion of this still stands an the old Rice homestead.
John Rice was becoming tired of living alone, and on Christmas eve, 1871, there occurred the first wedding in Longmont, when Rice claimed as his bride Georgiana Black, who had come to Longmont from Ontario, Canada. The town of Longmont had been founded but a short time before, and this wedding was some event, being performed in a building that stood where the present library now stands.
The fiftieth anniversary of this happy event took place Christmas when many of the pioneer friends and others joined with relatives In celebrating the event.
The life of John Rice was one of usefulness and unselfishness. He spoke ill of no one and was ever ready to lend a hand to another. He was a hard worker, and even two weeks before his death busied himself with his garden and chores, and gave up only when stricken with his last and fatal illness."

Georgianna Black

DWS:The Rice Family sup 2 part 2 to Ward 1858 and Ellis's Register by Marg. S Rice 1985 page 45-46

Harry Lee Rice

DWS:The Rice Family sup 2 part 2 to Ward 1858 and Ellis's Register by Marg. S Rice 1985 page 45-46
Of Longmont, CO as of father's obit in unknown paper dated Aug 26 1922.

Will J Rice

DWS:The Rice Family sup 2 part 2 to Ward 1858 and Ellis's Register by Marg. S Rice 1985 page 45-46
Of Denver, CO as of father's obit in unknown paper dated Aug 26 1922.

Stella Hamilton

Info from 1910 Census of Sherman Township, Antelope Co. Nebraska and From Karla (Mrs James L. Rice of Osmond NE 8/93) Rice to author...
Karla shows "Ehrenberg" as a 2nd marriage?
From Kathy (Rice) Hoeppner to author 04/23/1999:
Spouse 1: Stella Hamilton
Birth, Brown Co, IL, Feb 17, 1878, Death, Tilden, NE, Nov 09, 1965, Burial, Greenwood Cemetery, Creighton, NE, Nov 12, 1965, Daughter of John Murvin Hamilton and of Sarah Stockton.

Info from 1910 Census of Sherman Township, Antelope Co. Nebraska shows "Ehrenberg" as a 2nd marriage? (Was her third marriage)

Stella was married to Charles Rice and had four children. Divorced him and married Winfield Wanser, whom was about 17 years older than her. After he died, she married Fred Ehrenberg. He died of cancer. Then she married Ernest Velaur. They went to California for a while, but she came back without him. She then took the Ehrenberg name back, because she was with him the longest.

Grandpa Earl Rice, Stella's boy, said "his mother was a very strong headed and tuff woman. She could shoot the eye of a bird out flying bye. When she spoke, you listened."

Stella had to write a letter of approval for Earl to get into the Army, because at the time he was only 17 years of age. On December 15, 1926 the Army wrote back to her:

"Dear Madam;
Your letter dated 12-14-26, received this date and will say that I am very glad indeed that you have given your sons enlistment in the service some thought and consideration and I am sure that you will be very proud when you have the opportunity of seeing him again and come to know just what the service means to any ambitious young man and I am hoping to receive the age certificate at an early date properly signed and I am sure that you will never regret same.
In regards to work, I will say that the kind of what we call work, each soldier has to do, is the kind that is inspiring and educational, the kind of work that causes a young man to settle down and know just what it means to accomplish things and make better citizen and better Americans out of them and form a foundation on which to build if they decide to leave the service.
Now your son can enlist for a period of one year if he wishes to do so and there is no doubt in my mind but what he will be glad to conform to your ideas and I will notify the Authorities at our main office 15th and Dodge Street, Omaha, Nebr. that you want your son to enlist for a period of one year only and you need not hesitate in signing the papers you have for the Government will surely be more than glad to have the young man enlist for one year if it is your desire.
And he will be stationed at Omaha, Nebraska the duration of his enlistment and it would be a nice thing if you could pay him a visit and see for yourself just what he has to do and also see how well he will get along.
Trusting that you will sign properly and forward to this office the age certificate you have in order that your son can be getting paid and it will be very much appreciated by this office and also your son.

Very truly yours,

Arthur Aberrantly,
Corporal DEML. RS.
In charge of station."

Stella did sign the papers, and Earl was in the Army at the age of 17 years.

Article taken from the "Creighton News" newspaper dated Nov, 11 1965
Funeral services for Mrs. Stella Ehrenberg, 87, who died Tuesday at the Tilden Nursing Home, will be held Friday afternoon at the two o'clock at Zion Lutheran Church with the Rev. Edward Keller, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
Mrs. Ehrenberg was born Feb. 17, 1878, at Brown Co, Ill.
She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and had lived in Creighton for many years before her health forced her to enter the nursing home."

Article taken from the "Creighton News" newspaper dated November 18, 1965
Funeral services for Mrs. Stella Ehrenberg, who died Nov. 9 at the Tilden Nursing Home at the age of 87, were conducted Friday afternoon at Zion Lutheran Church with the Rev. Edward Keller, pastor, officiating. Music was furnished by Mrs. Larry Emory at the organ and quartet composed of Mrs. Leonard Kelley, Mrs. Ernest Kuhlman, Mrs. Alvin Luppen and Mrs. Edward Keller.
Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jim Rice, Milton Pochop, Roy Zautke, Emil Storm, George Ehrenberg and Ed Wulff.
Stella Hamilton, oldest daughter of John and Sarah Hamilton, was born in Brown Co, Ill., on Feb. 17, 1878. She came to Nebraska with her parents in 1881. She was baptized at the Cloversville Church at Clearwater in 1885 and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church here in 1931.
On March 26, 1902, she was married to Charles Elsworth Rice. Three sons and one daughter were born to them, all of whom survive. They are Melvin of Deball, Tex., Everett of Osmond, Earl of Pierce and Mrs. William Pochop of Norfolk.
On Sept. 14, 1927, she was married to Fredrick H. W. Ehrenberg, who died July 23, 1943.
Also surviving are one sister, Elsie Haines of Neligh; one brother, William Hamilton of Dewey, S.D.; seven grandchildren ad 20 great-grandchildren."

Emil Paul Gustave Arndt

DWS: from family tree of user: DesertGirl29

Hulda Amelia Mau

DWS: from family tree of user: DesertGirl29

Joseph Pierce

DWS: from 1910 Fed census at Rock Creek twp, Jasper County, Iowa
his father Joseph age 84 was married 2nd time to Ruth age 76 for 55 yrs had 11 ch 4 living.
Joseph' 1st wife would of been Garrett's mother. Ruth was the 2nd wife to Joseph.
DWS: 1860 Fed Census Allegheny Ward 4, Allegheny, Pennsylvania
Post Office: Allegheny City
J Pierce 27 male b. Penn. Rail Road Conductor
L Pierce 24 female b. Penn.
G Pierce 7 male b. Penn.
J Pierce 4 female b. Penn.
H Pierce 1 male b. Penn.
S Gengle 56 female b. Penn.
DWS: 1870 Fed census Rock Creek, Jasper county, Iowa
Post Office: Newton
Joseph Pearce 45 head b. Penn.
Ruth Pearce 37 b. Penn
G P Pearce 20 male b. Penn farm laborer
W A Pearce 18 male b. Penn farm laborer
H J Pearce 17 female b. Illinois
James Pearce 6 male b. Illinois
Sherman Pearce 3 male b. Illinois
Jacob Pearce 2 male b Iowa
DWS: from family tree of user: CherylElstrom
Joseph Pierce
Birth 17 Dec 1825 in Plumbville, Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 16 Feb 1913 in Kellogg, Jasper, Iowa, USA

L Pierce

DWS: first name begins with 'L' and a lady age 56 with the last name Gengle is living with her and husband in the 1860 Fed census - CLUE ONLY