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Sheila (#47702527)
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Bio Photo I was born in the Midwest, but have lived most of my life in the south. I was stationed in Germany for a time, and have otherwise done a little travel to Europe and Asia. I spend far too much time on the computer, enjoy a good frappuccino,and I ♥LOVE♥ cats.

My primary family names are Sullivan, McCoy, Withee, Fredendall, Washburn, Nesbit, Schmidt, Petersen, Meyer (Meier), Markman, Pease, Millikan, Donnan, and still counting.

I view the memorials on this site as living tributes to our loved ones. I strive to "reunite" them with family, and if I am able, to add a personal detail or two about them.


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It's much easier to request 20 photos in a cemetery that it is for the volunteer to drive out, take them, edit them, caption them, and post them. While I do try to get other family near the one requested in case they are not already listed, it is nice if you also request them, so please take the time to request them and please try to remember to use your weekly allotment.

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sharon yates
RE: Clayton / Shaffer

You are welcome.
Added by sharon yates on Dec 08, 2016 11:07 AM
sharon yates
RE: Clayton Messages
Ref: James Shaffer I attended his funeral in Fremont and burial in Hooper But I can double check with cemetery record book at The Fremont Library. I have his obituary

Ref: Hazel Clayton Corrections : She was born in Cedar Rapids,IA Married Alfred Clayton in Columbus, NE and is buried in Memorial Cemetery in Fremont NE I have her obituary.

Ref: Thomas Brunner Mohr Born Aug 3,1909 Died Aug 3 1964 in Fremont NE
Parents: John Andrew Mohr b 23 Feb 1861 in Allentown Pennsylvania
Delilah Katherine Hetrick b 19 Mar 1886 in Arlington NE
I have the obituary on Thomas.
1930 Census shows Thomas age 20 & Doris Mohr age 19 living in Fremont NE They had four children Walter Mohr born abt 1929
David Paul Mohr b 22 Dec 1930
Susan Mohr b 26 Feb 1933
Harry Mohr b 26 Feb 1935
1940 Census shows Thomas and the children living with Thomas' parents. I believe all the children have passed away I would have to do more checking for that information. I know that David died in Apr 1983 I have his obituary.

I can check cemetery books at the Fremont library to check for burials if needed
Added by sharon yates on Dec 07, 2016 4:21 PM
Patrice Jensen
Jensen Family
Hi Sheila,
Would you be able to transfer management of my relatives in the Jensen family? They are:

Thomas Peter Jensen (# 111022718)
Lauretta Kristine Hansen Jensen (# 111018328)
Lars Kai (Kal) Jensen (# 111037599)
Neils Jensen (# 111027038)
Chris Jensen (# 110290216)
Irene Eva Charleston Jensen (# 111037599)
Fredericka Dorty Erlenbusch Jensen (# 110290216)

It would be awesome if you could let me manage these. That way I can link them to other family members & do any needed updates. Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated. Have a great day!
Added by Patrice Jensen on Dec 06, 2016 4:08 PM
sharon yates
Ref: Marie (Mary) Clayton
Under siblings there is a Marie Clayton listed

Also Amelia C (Kerle) Clayton was born May 14,1878 in Boone County Nebraska Died Febr. 21,1909 in Newman Grove (Boone County) Nebraska
I have a copy her death certificate
Added by sharon yates on Dec 05, 2016 9:29 AM
sharon yates
RE: Clayton, Cain
All pictures have now been removed, so you should be alright. I had a lot to remove
Added by sharon yates on Dec 04, 2016 1:57 PM
sharon yates
RE: More Clayton
Ref: Frank and Amelia's children. I did not know they were in a South Dakota Orphanage. I do know that while Frank and Ella were lodging with relatives in South Dakota, that only Frank & Ella's three children are listed. Thank-You I'm learning new things about the family That's great.
While Mary Clayton was in Beatrice Home, she was raped and had a child as a result of the rape. The child was taken away from Mary and adopted out. We have no idea where the child went.

Rose (Clayton) Shaffer's husband was James H Shaffer (nickname Scoop) b Oct25,1924 in Hooper NE d May 23,1979 in Grand Island NE. He is buried in Hooper Ne cemetery.
Alfred Clayton married Hazel Drake b Oct 17,1927 in Columbus NE d July 27,1997 in Fremont NE She is buried at Memorial Cemetery in Fremont NE. The State of Nebraska took their children away from them. The youngest child Charles born 1952 in Fremont NE was adopted out and completely changed his name and no contact with his birth family.
Anna (Clayton) Temple b 1900 d in 1969 at the age of 69 yrs old.
Joan Clayton b & d 1942 was the stillborn daughter of Ernest Clayton & Doris (Brown-Mohr) Clayton.
Doris' 1st marriage was to Thomas Mohr. They divorced. I believe they had 3 children. Thomas took the children and left them with his parents to raise.
I hope you find this information helpful. If I missed anything please let me know and Thank You
Sharon (Clayton) Yates
Added by sharon yates on Dec 04, 2016 1:38 PM
sharon yates
RE: Clayton
I do not have the month and day that Frank senior was born. Yes there are ages for him at different times that don't add up
I have over 350 papers in my family tree book that I am working on Adding more I'm on the other Kerel children and in touch with the grand-daughter of Minnie (Kerel) Miller
Added by sharon yates on Dec 03, 2016 9:07 PM
sharon yates
RE: Clayton
Sheila You are right on Mary Clayton. She was born in 1898. Frank and Amelia were married in 1897
Their daughter Anna (Clayton) Temple was born in 1900 Died in 1968

Elmer Clayton Born Oct. 14,1901 Died July 1981

Alfred Clayton Born Jan.01,1907 Died Jan 31,1973

Frank Clayton Born Febr. 12,1909 Died Febr.06,1997

Thank You
Added by sharon yates on Dec 03, 2016 7:26 PM
sharon yates
RE: Clayton
Frank Sr. was not born in Iowa..We were told that he came to Nebraska on the orphan train. Not true.
Yes he is listed as malutto in 18870 at the age of 5 Brother Thom was 3.
1880 Census Fairmont,Marion,West Virginia. Household: Festus Fleming Frank is 17yoa and is a laborer. He worked all his life and never learned to read or write. He married Amelia Kerel May of 1897 in Boone County I have a copy of their marriage certificate. He married Ella Kerel June 14,1912 in O'Neil Nebraska. I have a copy of their marriage certificate.
Mary Clayton is buried at Ridge Cemetery in Fremont. Born March 1894 Died July 25,1963 at the age of 69. I have her obituary. The children were in the Beatrice Home, not the South Dakota one. In 1920 the family was still in Boone County Nebraska. My mother was born in 1929 in Petersburg Nebraska in a covered wagon. They went to visit Ella's relatives The Halversons in South Dakota Then moved to Fremont Nebraska in 1930. I have pictures, documents, etc.
May I ask why the interest in the family? Contact me anytime I am listing in the phone book Cedar Bluffs Nebraska
Added by sharon yates on Dec 03, 2016 1:28 PM
sharon yates
RE: Clayton
Frank Magnus was also know as Frank Jr. Son of Frank and Amelia (Kerel) Clayton.
Yes Frank Clayton's father was African American. His mother may have been of mixed race or Native American.

Mary was the daughter of Frank and Amelia (Kerel) Clayton She was born in March of 1894 in Albion Nebraska. She died July 25,1963 at the Beatrice State Home in Beatrice Nebraska. She is buried at Ridge Cemetery in Fremont Nebraska.

I also sent information on Frank Sr. page. Including how Amelia died. She is buried in an unmarked grave just to the south of Frank.

If you have any other questions, please let me know and I will try to answer them for you.

Sharon (Clayton) Yates
Added by sharon yates on Dec 02, 2016 6:34 PM
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