9551. “United States Census,” 1900, KY, Marshall, Sharpe, Stations Voting Pct, 6B, 1, 109, T623, 1240542, 89, 645, Bureau of the Census, US Dept. of Commerce, United States of America, June 12, 1900, Wm H Fields.
File: 1900 KY Marshall County Stations Voting Pct p6B
9552. “John Bryan English,” Find-A-Grave,, 19483823.
9553. “Belle English,” Find-A-Grave,, 19483983.
9554. “Lena English,” Find-A-Grave,, 19484018.
9555. “T Jeff English,” Find-A-Grave,, 28034847.
9556. T J English and Maggie E Coursey, “Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979,” December 19, 1906, Marshall County, KY,,
File: TJEnglish_MaggieECoursey_MarriageRecord
9557. Elvyn Long, “Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1963,” September 19, 1963, Paducah, McCracken County, KY,
File: ElvynEnglishLong_DeathCert
9558. Harry H Herrold and Sarah Elva Beck, “Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007,” September 8, 1896, Bourbon, Marshall County, IN, 1882-1895 Volume 1, 96, Entry 916,,
File: HarryHHerrold_SarahElvaBeck_MarriageRecord
9559. Harry H Herrold and Sarah Elva Beck, “Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007,” September 8, 1896, Bourbon, Marshall County, IN, 1882-1895 Volume 1, 96, Entry 916,,, Says born in March 1871.
File: HarryHHerrold_SarahElvaBeck_MarriageRecord
9560. “Sarah E Harrold,” Find-A-Grave,, 17553944, Says born in 1872.
9561. “Sarah E Harrold,” Find-A-Grave,, 17553944.
9562. “Harvey H Harrold,” Find-A-Grave,, 17553943.
9563. “Arabelle Butts Avers,” Find-A-Grave,, 108521448.
9564. Virgil Sadler and Arbella Butts, The Franklin Favorite, Franklin, TN, May 12, 1910, 3.
Mr. Virgil Sadler and Miss Arabella Butts were married at Mitchellville, Tenn., on Sunday of last week. They were, accompanied by Messrs. Julian Howell, Jessie Howell, James Butts and Misses Eva Hatter, Mollie Sadler, and Minnie Bonds.
9565. “Clifton Lorain Avers,” Find-A-Grave,, 42868191.
9567. “Obituary,” George Kechter, Portland Oregonian, Portland, Oregon, April 27, 1993.
The funeral for George Kechter of Lake Oswego will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Lake Oswego. Private interment will be in Skyline Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Kechter died of cancer Sunday in a Portland hospice care center. He was 90.

He was born Nov. 17, 1902 in Russia. He immigrated to Michigan in 1909 and later lived in Omaha, Neb., before moving to the Portland area in 1945. After the death of Elizabeth, his wife of 59 years, in 1981, he married Dora Sears on Sept. 7, 1985, in Lake Oswego.

Mr. Kechter was a salesman and trainer for Carnation Dairy for a number of years and later worked for the Mayflower Dairy until his retirement in 1968.

He was a member of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia.

Survivors in addition to his wife include his daughters, Lorraine Rukke and MollyAnn Rimerman of Lake Oswego; his brother, Herbert Amend of Sun City, Ariz.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. His daughter Janeth Peters died in 1969.

His family suggests that remembrances be contributions to Hopewill House, 6171 S.W. Capitol Highway, Portland, Ore. 97201.
File: GeorgeKechter_Obituary
9568. “United States Census,” 1910, MI, Huron, Fairhaven, 2A, 7, 9, T624, 1374662, 9601, 876, Bureau of the Census, US Dept. of Commerce, United States of America, April 30, 1910, Earl B Donovan.
File: 1910 MI Huron County Fairhaven p2A
9569. “United States Census,” 1920, NE, Lancaster, Lincoln, Ward 2, 11A, 1, 57, T625, 1820996, 177, Bureau of the Census, US Dept. of Commerce, United States of America, January 8, 1920, Oliver B Macy.
File: 1920 NE Lancaster County Lincoln Ward 2 p11A
9570. “Obituaries,” Elizabeth Margaret Kechter, Porland Oregonian, Portland, OR, November 29, 1981.
9571. “Obituaries,” Dora F Sears, Lincoln Journal Star, Lincoln, NE, June 25, 1999, 17.
Kechter — Dora F. Sears, 99, Lake Oswego, Ore., formerly of Lincoln, died Sunday (6/20/99). Born, East St. Louis, Ill. Accountant. Employee: Gillian Candy Co.; Hovland-Swanson; Donnelly Medical Supply. Member: Saint Paul United Methodist Church, Elks Lodge 1989; Bells Club; Civil Defense during WWII; Ladies Society, Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen; Women's Division, Chamber of Commerce. Survivors: daughters, Lorraine Rukke, Woodburn, Ore., MollyAnn Rimerman, Lake Oswego, Ore.; cousin, Hazel Smith, Lincoln; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by first husband, Ernest Sears, 1966; second husband, George Kechter, 1993.

Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, Saint Paul United Methodist Church, 1144 M St. The Rev. C. Rex Bevins. Blue Springs Cemetery. No visitation. Memorials to church or to Meridian Park Hospital for cancer research, 19300 S.W. 65th Ave., Tualtin, OR 97062. Wadlow-Rozanek Colonial Chapel, 5200 R St.
9572. “Lorraine E Rukke,” Find-A-Grave,, 115228648.
9573. “Lyle N Rukke,” Find-A-Grave,, 115228605.
9574. “Obituaries,” Lorraine Elizabeth Rukke, Statesman Journal, Salem, Oregon, May 19, 2011, 14,
Lorraine Elizabeth Rukke
January 1, 1925, Lincoln, Nebraska ~
May 10, 2011, Portland, Oregon

Lorraine Elizabeth Rukke was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, January 1, 1925, to parents George and Elizabeth (Blum) Kechter. Lorraine was raised and lived much of her young life in Lincoln, Nebraska. She moved with her family in the 1940's to the Portland area. She graduated from Lincoln High School.

She exchanged wedding vows with Lyle N. Rukke in 1949.

Lorraine was involved in Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Lake Oswego, Oregon, and also with Immanuel Lutheran church in Woodburn, Oregon.

Reading, crochet, needlecraft, pinochle, and other card games were some of the things Lorraine enjoyed doing. She was very fond of 4th of July parades. She made great pies and loved to cook. Lorraine especially enjoyed the many family times spent with her husband, children, and grandchildren at their beach house in Rockaway.

She is predeceased by her parents George and Elizabeth Kechter; her loving husband Lyle; and a sister, Janny Peters.

Survivors include her daughters: Linda Rukke Landen (husband Eric) and LuAnn Rukke; her son, Les Rukke (wife Karen); a sister, MollyAnne Rimerman; and four grandchildren; Jessica McLendon, Kara Landen, and Brittanie and Kevin Rukke.

A memorial service will take place on Friday, May 27th, 1pm, in Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 15751 Quarry Road, in Lake Oswego, Oregon 97035, Phone: (503) 635-4563

Lorraine will be privately laid to rest in Skyline Memorial Gardens, Garden of Nativity.

Remembrances may be made to:
Oregon Diabetes Association and to House Call Providers Hospice

Arrangements entrusted to Skyline Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home, Portland, Oregon (503) 292-6611
9575. “Janeth Irene Peters,” Find-A-Grave,, 97699114.
9576. “John Blum,” Find-A-Grave,, 69012868.
9577. “Deaths,” John Blum, Lincoln Journal Star, Lincoln, NE, August 17, 1959, 18.
BLUM—Funeral of John Blum, 88, of Portland, Ore., formerly of Lincoln, who died Thursday at Portland, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hodgman-Splain, the Rev. J. H. Wacker officiating. Mrs. Victor Maul, singer, Norma Bossung, organist, Wyuka. Pallbearers: Alex, Henry, John and Al Schwindt, L. G. (Pep) Saunders, Alex Butts.
9578. “Katherine Blum,” Find-A-Grave,, 69012871.
9579. “Katherine Blum Of 816 E Dies,” Katherine Blum, Lincoln Journal Star, January 5, 1954, 2.
Katherine Blum, 80, of 816 E, a resident of Lincoln for 40 years, died Tuesday.

Born in Russia, she was a member of the Emmanuel Reformed Church.

Surviving are her husband, John; daughters, Mrs. George Kechter, Mrs. Harold Brisack, and Mrs. G A. Robinson, all of Portland, Ore.; sister, Mrs. Margaret Schwindt of Lincoln; brothers, George Schleining of Billings, Mont. and Henry Schleining of Lincoln; 11 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. 

File: KatherineBlum_Obituary
9580. “Obituaries,” John G Blum, Lincoln Journal Star, Lincoln, NE, March 6, 1929, 12.
Blum—John G. Blum, thirty-three, died at 5:30 p. m. Tuesday In Lincoln. His home was at 744 Charleston street. Surviving are his wife, two children, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Blum, sr., of Lincoln, and three sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Kechter, Omaha; Mrs. Anna Brisack and Margaret of Lincoln. The body Is at Splaln & Schnells pending arrangements.
9581. “John George Blum,” Find-A-Grave,, 69012870.
9582. “Obituaries,” Margaret Robison, Statesman Journal, Salem, OR, July 10, 2001, 20.
WOODBURN—Margaret Robison, 92, died Saturday.

She was born on Feb. 17, 1909 in Norka, Russia. She came to America at the age of five. Her family is located in Lincoln, Neb. She met and married Guy Arnold Robison in 1929 in Lincoln. They moved to Oregon in 1936 and lived in SW Portland until 1978, at which time they moved to Woodburn to settle in the Senior Estates. Guy preceded her in death in 1991. In 1998, she moved to the Cascade Park Retirement Center and became a very active resident. She served one term as President of their council. Most of her working life was involved with retail sales, starting at Kresses' 5 and 10 Cent Store in Lincoln in 1928. She loved to do crafts of any sort and spent hours knitting for the community center in Woodburn. She loved to play cards and social games, and always had a happy outlook. She loved to work in her flower beds while she still had a yard and it always showed. She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Brown of Florence, Ariz.; granddaughter, Roberta Brown of Mountlake Terrace, Wash.; grandson, Brad Brown of Gilbert, Ariz.; two great-grandsons, Mike and Mark Brown; one great-great-grandson, Blake Brown; and sister, Anna Brisack of Portland. She is also survived by her loving extended family at Cascade Retirement Apts.

Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 11 at Cornwell Colonial Chapel in Woodburn. Private interment will be at Crescent Grove Cemetery in Tigard.
9583. “Anna Brisack,” Find-A-Grave,, 155753263.
9584. “Harold Eugene Brisack,” Find-A-Grave,, 155753296.
9585. “Marriage Announcements,” Harold Brisack and Anna Blum, Lincoln Journal Star, Lincoln, NE, October 28, 1926, 10.
Tbe marriage of Miss Anna Blum daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Blum of Havelock, and Harold Brisack will take place at 7:30 o'clock, Thursday evening, at the Emmanuel Reformed church at Tenth and Charleston streets. Five hundred guests will gather for the ceremony. Miss Margie Blum, a sister of the bride, will be the maid of honor, and the bridesmaids will be Miss Mollie Amend and Miss Marie Anne Schmidt. Alma Saur and Virginia Darrel will be the flower girls. Ernest Harris will attend the groom and George Kechter and Ernest Sears will serve as ushers. The bride will wear a gown of white georgette and silver lace with a long veil fastened to the head with orange blossoms. She will carry a bouquet of brides roses. A background of fall flowers and ferns with lighted candelabra will form a pretty setting for the marriage service. A reception for seventy-five guests at the home of the bride's parents at 818 E street will follow the wedding. 
9586. “Mrs. Schwindt, Local Resident For 46 Years, Is Dead,” Margaret Schwindt, Lincoln Journal Star, Lincoln, NE, April 12, 1957, 15.
Mrs. Margaret Schwindt, 77 734 Vine, a Lincoln resident the past 46 years, died Thursay (sic).

A native of Russia, she was a member of Emmanuel Reformed church.

She was the widow of Philip Schwindt, who died here in 1948.

Surviving are her daughters, Mrs. Henry Giebelhaus of Lincoln and Mrs. Adam Theil and Mrs. Patrick Keleher, both of Long Beach, Calif.; sons John of Burbank, Calif., George of San Leandro, Calif., and Henry of Lakewood, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; a sister Mrs. John Snell of Lincoln; a brother, Adam Mohr of Racine, Wis.
9587. “Obituaries,” George Schleining, Billings Gazette, Billings, MT, December 7, 1954.
Schleining, George 1871-1954

George Schleining, Sr., 83, of 323 S. 37th St., a retired farmer, died at a local hospital Sunday at 7 p.m. of a heart ailment. He had been in the hospital about six weeks.

He was born in Russia on Sept. 20, 1871, a son of Mr. and Mrs. George Schleining. He was married to Christine Hahn in Russia on Jan. 21, 1897, and they came to the US in 1906 and settled in Lincoln NE. They moved to Colorado and lived there until they came to Billings in 1913. He was a member of the German Congregational Church.

Survivors include his wife; seven sons, George Schleining, Jr. of 115 S. 37th St., Edward of 640 Ave. C, John of 310 S. 36th St., Joseph of 3063 Calhoun Lane, Conrad of Vancouver WA, Henry of Mount Vernon WA, and William of Ballantine; five daughters, Mrs. E. Palin of 139 Jackson St., Mrs. Mary Larson of Edmonds WA, Mrs. Frank Dvorak of Ballantine, Mrs. Ann Delvey and Mrs. Rachel Lowe, both of Portland OR; one brother, Henry Schleining of Lincoln; one sister, Mrs. Margaret Schwindt of Lincoln; 41 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at the German Congregational Chuch Wednesday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Philip Reick in charge. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Smith’s Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
9588. “United States Census,” 1920, MT, Yellowstone, School District 24, 8A, 3, 181, T625, 1820978, 231, 470, Bureau of the Census, US Dept. of Commerce, United States of America, Wm R Peters.
File: 1920 MT Yellowstone County SD24 p8A
9589. “Henry Schleining, Long Here, Dies,” Henry Schleining, Lincoln Journal Star, Lincoln, NE, January 23, 1956, 6.
Henry Schleining, 88, of 3232 R, a resident here 57 years, died Sunday.

Mr. Schleining was a member of Zion Congregational Church. He worked for the Burlington Railroad for a number of years.

Surviving are his daughters, Mrs. L. G, Saunders and Mrs. Marcella Carveth, both of Lincoln; Mrs. Elizabeth Wiley of Miami, Fla.; Sons, John and Harry, both of Lincoln; Jake of Bison, Kan,: a sister, Mrs. Margaret Schwindt of Lincoln; 15 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
9590. “Henry Schleining,” Find-A-Grave,, 74737156.
9591. “United States Census,” 1910, NE, Lancaster, Lincoln, 1B, 1, 51, T624, 47, Bureau of the Census, US Dept. of Commerce, United States of America, April 15, 1910, Theodore Krueger.
File: 1910 NE Lancaster County Lincoln p1B
9592. “United States Census,” 1930, NE, Lancaster, Lincoln, Ward 05, 7B, 8, 55-23, T626, 1285, 668, Bureau of the Census, US Dept. of Commerce, United States of America, April 9, 1930, Marie A Dempsey.
File: 1930 NE Lancaster County Lincoln p7B
9593. H M Schleining and Hermina E Rosenthal, “Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992,” August 1, 1927, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, IA,
9594. “Christina Schleining,” Find-A-Grave,, 74737154.
9595. “Announcements,” Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schleining, Nebraska State Journal, Lincoln, NE, January 29, 1939, 37.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schleining, 827 E street, Lincoln, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary January 17. They came 40 years ago from Norka, Russia.

They have six children: Jacob, Bison, Kas.; Mrs. Marcella Carveth, John, Mrs. L. G. Saunders, and Harry, Lincoln; and Mrs. James E. Wiley, jr., Washington, D. C; 12 grandchildren; and one great grandchild. 

File: ElizabethSchleiningWiley_Obituary
9596. “Marcella M Schleining Carveth,” Find-A-Grave,, 62799791.
9597. “Obituaries,” Marcella Carveth, The Lincoln Star, Lincoln, NE, April 10, 1986.
Carveth—Marcella (widow of Roy “Lollell”), 100, Seattle, died Sunday. Lincoln resident from 1899 until 1962. Born in Russia. Longtime Gold’s Department Store employee. Survivors: brother, John Schleining, Lincoln; nephews; nieces.

Graveside memorial services: 2 p.m. Saturday, Wyuka. The Rev. Louis DeGrazia. Cremation.
9598. “Marcella M Schleining Carveth,” Find-A-Grave,, 62799791, Says birth on October 14, 1886.
9599. “United States Census,” 1940, NE, Lancaster, Lincoln, 16B, 6, 55-31A, T627, 2253, 851, Bureau of the Census, US Dept. of Commerce, United States of America, April 22, 1940, Frieda Dering Acktemers, Suggests birth about 1891.
File: 1940 NE Lancaster County Lincoln p16B
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