Sixth Generation


324. Minnie D. VANMETRE339,340,341,342,344,345,476 was born in 1875 in IN, Shelby Co., Noble. She lived with her parents in IN, Shelby Co., Noble on 12 June 1880. She lived next to her in-laws in NE, Knox Co., Herrick on 25 June 1900. Minnie lived in her parents house in NE, Knox Co., Eastern on 27 April 1910. She lived in NE, Knox Co., Crofton on 23 January 1920. HISTORICAL NOTE They moved to Crofton only 15 years after the territory of Nebraska was created and settlement was opened by the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1865. The town of Crofton was not laid out until 1892. It had at first a heavy railroad influence, but later became a farming community. She lived in NE, Knox Co., Crofton, 39 First St. on 3 April 1930. Her daughter Nora West and family lived with them. Minnie died in 1946 in NE, Knox Co., Crofton. She was buried in 1946 in NE, Knox Co., Crofton, Crofton City Cemetery.

Minnie D. VANMETRE and Robert F. BIRDSELL were married in 1897 in NE, Knox Co.. Robert F. BIRDSELL340,341,342,344,345,476 was born in September 1874 in MI. He lived next to his parents in NE, Knox Co., Herrick on 25 June 1900. On 25 June 1900 he was a farmer in NE, Knox Co., Herrick. Robert lived in his father-in-law's house in NE, Knox Co., Eastern on 27 April 1910. On 27 April 1910 he worked as a hired hand for his father-in-law in NE, Knox Co., Eastern. He lived in NE, Knox Co., Crofton on 23 January 1920. HISTORICAL NOTE They moved to Crofton only 15 years after the territory of Nebraska was created and settlement was opened by the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1865. The town of Crofton was not laid out until 1892. It had at first a heavy railroad influence, but later became a farming community. On 23 January 1920 Robert was the manager of a lunch room in NE, Knox Co., Crofton. On 3 April 1930 he owned a variety store in NE, Knox Co., Crofton. He lived in NE, Knox Co., Crofton, 39 First St. on 3 April 1930. His daughter Nora West and family lived with them. Robert died in 1942 in NE, Knox Co., Crofton. He was buried in 1942 in NE, Knox Co., Crofton, Crofton City Cemetery.

Minnie D. VANMETRE and Robert F. BIRDSELL had the following children:

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Lurena "Rena" BIRDSELL340,341 was born in April 1898 in NE, Knox Co., Herrick. He/she lived with her parents and next to her Birdsell grandparents in NE, Knox Co., Herrick on 25 June 1900. He/she lived with her parents in her Vanmetre grandparents' home in NE, Knox Co., Eastern on 27 April 1910.

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Ora Fillmore "Orrie" BIRDSELL.

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Jeff T. BIRDSELL341,342,345,476 was born on 8 February 1901 in NE, Knox Co., Eastern. He lived with his parents in his Vanmetre grandparents' home in NE, Knox Co., Eastern on 27 April 1910. He lived with his parents in NE, Knox Co., Crofton on 23 January 1920. Jeff lived with his parents in NE, Knox Co., Crofton, 39 First St. on 3 April 1930. On 3 April 1930 he worked in his father's variety store in NE, Knox Co., Crofton. He died on 1 December 1958 in NE, Knox Co., Crofton. Jeff was buried in December 1958 in NE, Knox Co., Crofton, Crofton City Cemetery.

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Nora F. BIRDSELL.