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Catharine WILLIS
Birth:  Feb 1836, NY
Occupation:  carpenter; druggist
Marriage:  26 Nov 1876, Grundy Co., MO
Wife:  Catharine "Kate" WILLIS
Birth:  1847/8, Haddon Twp., Sullivan Co., IN
Death:  aft. 1921
Occupation:  homemaker, milliner
Father:  John Robards WILLIS
Mother:  Sarah Elizabeth TRIMBLE
1.  Victor S. VERBRYCK, b. 1877/8, MO
2.  Maud A. VERBRYCK, b. Jan 1880, NE
3.  John H. VERBRYCK, b. 19 Oct 1882, NE; d. 26 Aug 1941, San Bernardino Co., CA
4.  Sennera S. VERBRYCK, b. Feb 1884, NE

Year Location Event
1834 NY  birth of John VERBRYCK
1847/8 IN: Sullivan Co.: Haddon Twp. birth of Kate WILLIS
1871-76 Indiana to Missouri Kate's family moves
by 1876 New York to Missouri John's family moves
1876 MO: Grundy Co. marriage of John VERBRYCK & Kate WILLIS
1877/8 MO birth of son, Victor
1877-80 Missouri to Nebraska family moves
1880 NE birth of daughter, Maud
1880 Census NE: Harlan Co.: Alma J.A. VERBRYCK, head-of-household 
1882 NE birth of son, John
1884 NE birth of daughter, Sennera
1890 Census   (entire 1890 census destroyed)
1890-91 NE: Harlan Co.: Alma J.A. VERBRYCK, head-of-household
1890-1900 Nebraska to Colorado family moves
1900 Census CO: Fremont Co.: South Cañon City John A. VERBRYCK, head-of-household
1910 Census    
bef. 1912 to California family? moves
1912 CA: San Bernardino Co.: San Bernardino Kate (WILLIS) VERBRYCK in residence
1920 Census    
1921 CA: San Bernardino Co.: San Bernardino Kate (WILLIS) VERBRYCK in residence


1a.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1998.  Marriage Index: Missouri, 1851-1900.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-234):  not found.

1b.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
Marriage: 26 Nov 1876, Grundy, Missouri

2a.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1880 (Broderbund CD-320):  not found, but there are no Nebraska records on the CD.

2b.  Family Quest Archives:  Nebraska Federal Census 1880:   Gage, Gosper, Greeley, Hall (part), Hamilton, Harlan, Hayes, Hithcock, Holt, Howard, Jefferson, and Johnson Counties.  Heritage Quest CD T9-750:  Alma City, Harlan Co., NE, p. 443B, PN 4, SD 1, ED 34, enumerated 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen).
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 13 24 25 26
17 Verbryck J A W M 41     / Carpenter NY NY NY
  ________ Katie W F 30   Wife / Milliner IN KY IN
  ________ Victor S W M  2   Son     MO NY IN
  ________ Maud A W F   Jan       NE NY IN
Kate's father was born in IN; it was her paternal grandparents who were born in KY.

3.  1890 Census:  was destroyed.

4.  1900 Census Index/Microfilm (online at Genealogy.com; Image #7 of 18) and 1900 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #7 of 50):  314 Dugean? Street, South Canon City (Ward 1), Fremont Co., CO, p. 200A, SN 7, SD 2, ED 154, enumerated 5 Jun 1900 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen).
1900:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
88 89 Verbryck John A Head W M Feb 1836 64 M 23     NY Holl Holl Druggist 6   Y Y Y O M H
    ________ Katherine Wife W F Apr 1848 52 M 23 7 4 IN KY IN       Y Y Y      
    ________ John H Son W M Oct 1882 17 S       NE NY IN At School   9 Y Y Y      
    ________ Sennera S Daughter W F Feb 1884 16 S       NE NY IN At School   9 Y Y Y      
    Willis Cannie Sister W F May 1864 36 S       IN KY IN Teacher Pub S 6   Y Y Y      

5.  California Death Index, 1940-1997 (online at RootsWeb.com; missing columns contained no data):
Middle Birth Date Mother
Sex Birth
Death Place
Death Date SSN Age
Verbryck John H 10/19/1882 Willis Verbryck M NE San Bernardino 08/26/1941 553-07-7259 58 YRS

6.  Obituary (1912) of Catharine's brother, William Murphy WILLIS (courtesy of the Churchill County Museum, Fallon, NV), which mentions a sister in San Bernardino, CA.

7.  Obituary (1921) of Catharine's brother, Charles B. WILLIS (courtesy of Kerry Penn), which mentions a sister, "Mrs. Kate VERBRICK," of San Bernardino, CA.

8.  Anon.  1890.  Nebraska State Gazetteer, Business Directory and Farmers List for 1890-1891.  J.M. Wolf & Co., Publ., Omaha, NE (online at NEGenWeb [link died]).  On p. 48:
Harland County
Business (town) listings
Alma, the county seat of Harlan county, is in the Republican Valley division of the B. & M. R. R. and is the western terminus of the Alma branch of the U. P. Ry., system.  The town is situated in the beautiful Republican Valley near the Republican river.  Its growth has been rapid and of the most substantial character.

There is a number of fine brick business blocks.  A handsome brick courthouse and an opera house, with a seating capacity of 700, are among the improvements.  The banking business of Alma is conducted by the Bank of Alma, First National and the Valley Bank, with an aggregate capital of $101,000.  The hotel accommodations are provided by the Burr Hotel, Shaffer & Hamlin, proprietors, and the Shaffer House. The Valley Beacon, edited by Mrs. M.R. Morgan, the Harland County Times, W.R. Helvie, proprietor, and the Alma Weekly Tribune, are the literary lights of this section of country.  The religious denominations are well represented--the churches are Presbyterian, Methodist, Baptist, Evangelical and Free Methodist. Population, 2,000...

Verbryck J A, millinery...

9.  Emails from Kerry (Willis) Penn.

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