AGS Newsletter

Allied Genealogical Search is announcing the publication of our newsletter “Madison County, Nebraska Connectionsllied Genealogical Search is announcing the the publication of a newsletter           Madison County, Nebraska Connections  It is a 12 page bi-monthly newsletter with publication of our first issue in January 2016.    It will be filled with items from newspapers, books, cemeteries, courthouse, submissions from other readers which are not available on the internet and many other sources.

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The newsletter has been discontinued.                         

Allied Genealogical Search newsletter
“Madison County, Nebraska Connections” was first published in January 2016.  It is a 12 page bi-monthly newsletter filled with items from the newspapers, books, courthouse records, personal submissions from our readers and many other sources that are not available on the internet.

If you would like to receive our newsletter please let us know. 

The cost is only $12 for a one year subscription.  Your one year subscription begins when we receive your request and payment.  We can mail it to you or e-mail (PDF format) if you will give us the address you like us to use.


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Our P. O. Box has been discontinued.

You can get a subscription to the newsletter without being a member of AGS.

We do accept submissions for the newsletter about people that have or had connections to Madison county, Nebraska or other areas of Nebraska. Please send them to us by mail or e-mail along with your name.  If you have information about your area and would like to share it with our readers please let us know about it. Please include the source of the information, date, page number or other identifiable information so that others may find it if they choose to do so.

Thank you for your information.

Why wait and miss out on information in our future issues. Let us know of your interest today in receiving our future newsletters.

Our newsletter offers a variety of items on people, places, events in life, etc. So start your subscription to see what all of our future issues will have in them.   Below are items from our past issues.


Here are some of the items that you missed that was in our newsletters:

January 2016
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Fay; Mr. and Mrs. Fred C. Fuerst; Hall Brothers;
Gene Huse and his automobile;Dr. H. L. Kindred; Mrs. Obed Raasch;
Louis Villnow and their property; George Walton and his shoe shop;
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Wiedeman;
grocery stores at 1316 Norfolk Ave. and 103 S. 13th Street;
Norfolk Public Library; School District No. 75;
Stanton Public Library;Trinity Episcopal Church,
WJAG radio station.

March 2016
Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Adkins; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ames Sr.;
Mrs. Sophia Bland; Mrs. Mary Dittrick; Paul Garden; August Hintz;
Mrs. Helene Hutchisson; Mrs. Julius Kell; Godfey Maas;
Carl F. A. Marquardt; Mrs. Othelia Marten; Albert Peters; Mr. and Mrs. Gus Radenz; Fred Ritter; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Schwede;Mr. and Mrs. Ed Ucker;
Battle Creek Public Library; deaths in “Madison Star-Mail” newspaper from 1981;
Meadow Grove Public Library; Pierce Public Library.

May 2016
William Beckman; Mrs. Sarah Benish; Ed Brom; Vern Copeland;
John W. Decker; Mrs. Henrietta Demmel; John Dittberner Sr.;
Chris J. Kortman; Saul M. Melcher / Penny’s store / Lyric Theater;
Mrs. George B. Stonebraker; Leonard Tetzloff; Mrs.Frank Ueckermann;
Peter Webb; Charles J. or Carl J. W. Zierke;
a Bee tower; death lists in 1939-1940 city directory.

July 2016
Arnold Emerich / Perry Cafe; Floyd Freeland; Herman Klug;
Theodore W. Mueller; Mrs. Helen Nelson; Paul H. Wetzel;
Antique gowns; Czech words and website information;
Nebraska and Kansas Czech Settlers from 1891-1895;
Madison county townships and sections listing and maps;
Old Grant School.

September 2016
C. F. Baisch; Mrs. Grace M. Beal; Mr. and Mrs. William Bender;
Mrs. Andrew Bishop; Dr. W. E. Crane; Mr. and Mrs. August Eucker;
George Janssen; Art Laubsch; Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Malone / Pilot Knob;
Alvin Meyer; Mrs. Anna Muffly;J. L. “Bud” Pope; Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Zach, Sr.;
Corn Picking Bees; County Poor Farm; How to locate cemeteries;
Husking Bee; Martellograms; Veterans Day.

November 2016
Martellograms (concerning Lyle Farran and family); C. S. Snyder;
How to decipher cemetery monuments;
Pamphlet on Anniversary of Lebanon, Wisconsin;
They moved but to where? Norfolk City Directory 1939—1940;
Items from Stanton Register; 1857 Survey Reenacted.

January 2017
Mrs. Emilge Bergman; C. P. Byerly; Nickolas P. Christiansen;
Mrs. Clara Johnson; George Leu; Ed Newsom;
Mrs. Rebecca Perry; Mrs. Frank Stengel;
Epitaphs; Memorial rites/Pierce county; Norfolk’s First Cyclone;
Relic of Norfolk First Hotel; Personals; Warnerville Methodist Church.

March 2017
Walter Bohlman; Clyde Edwards; William H. Flesner; August Fredrickson;
Bruce “Buzz” and Leland Grieves with ’Tinky’ the pet skunk;
Grover Hagel, Amelia Hagel, Edward Hagel, Lydia Hagel,
Robert Hagel, William Hagel, and Laura Tritsch;
Mrs. J. V. (Harriet McCarragher) Jackson; Mrs. Boyce Kellogg;
Clyde E. Reed; Ed Rotherham; Burr Taft; Mr. and Mrs. William Warnecke;
Herman Zibell;
Hamburger Hut; M. & O. Water Tower; Norfolk Public Library construction project.

May 2017
Mr. and Mrs. Emerson Ashcraft; Mr. and Mrs. C. J. August Blomgren;
Fred Boehnke; 14 Brothers & Sisters Bossard Reunion;
Mr. and Mrs. Otto Gall; Charles E. Howser; William Peters;
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Praeuner; Ed Prenger, Ye Olde Tavern;
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Punteney; Mrs. Ida (Rosenbaum) Stefan; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Storm;
O. B. Unthank; Mrs. Carl Wilde;
Deaths and Funerals: Mrs. Bertha Hattie Brown, George Edward Johnson,
Jack Jones Sr., Mrs. Nellie Lewis, Georg Linge, John Thomas Sharples,
Edith Stahl, Raymond Adolph Albert Toelle;
Hillview Chapel; Norfolk’s First School; Norfolk Public Library construction;
Norfolk’s Street Cars; St. John’s Lutheran Church Green Garden;
Thabor Lutheran Church at Wausa.

September 2017
Paul C. Gutzman; Warren J. Rouse;
Early History of Battle Creek; Madison county rural Teachers 1928;
Madison’s first hotel keeper; Early History Madison Methodist Church;
Early Days Newman Grove area; Norco Feeds, Pierce Methodist Church 60th;
Prenger’s restaurant closed;  “Pete” the Rooster;
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church {Norfolk} landmark.

November 2017
Lee and George Cornell; William Grattan; A. A. Horrocks;
Roy A. Johnson and Sunshine Market; Mrs. Sadie Longnecker;
The John Mauer family; Mrs. Mary Munger; Elizabeth (Hale) Roberts;
LeRoy, Dean and Leland Tiimperley; Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Wheeler;
The Robert Ziegenbein family;
Deaths and Funerals Nov. 1, Nov. 3, Nov. 13, 1980;
Headlines from Norfolk Press newspaper [25 items Oct. 29 – Dec. 31, 1931];
Necrology 1981 and 1984.

January 2018
David and Emma (Mallory) Allen; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Allen; C. W. “Bill”‘ Braasch;
Jerome James “J. J.” DeLay; Mrs. Albert Dreger; Mr. and Mrs. George Dreger;
Mrs. Wilhelmine (Braasch) Duhring / Doering; Cart Gettman;
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Heidemann; Henry Hossman;
Everett Kernick, Early-Day Blacksmith; William Kohl; Stephen Lecher;
Mrs. Gertude Pierce, “Popcorn Lady”; Archie Rowlett;
Mrs. George B. {Audrey} Salter, George S. Salter; Otto Ulrich;
Mrs. Conrad {Charlotte} Wacker; Mrs. Caroline Wilde;
City site has Grisly History; Mary (Daily) Nethaway; George and Catherine Daily;                   Vallie Nethaway; Ezer and Louise Nethaway; Norfolk Tragedy;
Crows roosts raided.

March 2018
Dec. 5, 1907 murder of Mary Nethaway and suicide of V. B. Nethaway.

May 2018
Oscar Dederman; Frank Fundus; Joe Maas, 30 years grocery business;
Ralph E. “Tex” Madsen, America’s Tallest Man; Transient: John E. McElroy;
Sell Mummert, Driving Cattle; August Raasch, first postmaster; Mrs. Martha Switzer,
Altona, Nebraska; Funeral Homes consolidated in 1940;
1849 Gold Rush document; Norfolk “Sugar City”.

July 2018
Samuel Blackman; Dirk Boe; John Bohannon; Clyde H. Cooper;
Mrs. George Haight; William H. Hoffman; Jim Jackson; D. Rees, Livery Stables;
Mrs. Martha Rohrke; Mrs. Otto Voget; Henry F. Walz;
Three Deaths: Herman C. Voss, George August Leu, Margaret Heesch;
City’s 1st occupation taxes; Meadow Grove School bus history;
St. John’s Lutheran Church of Green Garden.

The newsletter has been discontinued.