Posted in January 2014

Lieut. Henry Zimmerman (Timmerman)

Henry Zimmerman (changed to Timmerman after the American Revolution, 1738-1807) was the father of Jacob H. Timmerman (1775-1811),  who was the father of John J. Timmerman (1798-1835) ,who was the father of  Jacob Timmerman (1820-1900), who was the father of Frank Timmerman (1858-1924), who was the father of Minnie Timmerman (1887-1938), who was the mother of … Continue reading

Prairie Union Baptist Church

The Prairie Union Baptist Church is about a mile from the original Bright homestead, between Stella and Shubert, Nebraska.  My great grandfather, Arthur Williams, helped build the church, and many Brights, Timmermans and Williams are buried in the adjoining cemetery. My parents were married there. The church was struck by lightning on two separate occasions, … Continue reading

Ulrich Bucher, 1870 U.S. Census

Ulrich Bucher (1816-1899) was the father of Mary Jane Bucher (1848-1915) who was the mother of Emma Helen Buntz (1887-1968) who was the mother of Clyda Colene Gilfillan (1922-2010) who was the grandmother of Curt Bright. Ulrich Bucher married Catharine Smith (1827-1876) on February 26, 1846, in Oregon, Holt County, Missouri. Together they had 22 … Continue reading

Blair Gibson Jr. Obituary

Blair T. Gibson (1912-1999) is a bit of a mystery to me. I found his obituary in a box of newspaper clippings from my grandfather, Neil Bright. Blair T. and my great-grandmother, Idabel Amanda (Gibson) Williams (1892-1983) were both born in Bristol, Tennessee. They were probably first cousins. Unfortunately, I haven’t found Blair T. Gibson in any … Continue reading

Albert G. Pendleton, M.D.

Albert G. Pendleton (1848-1891) was the son of James Vance Pendleton (1816-1870) who was the father of Ann Elizabeth Pendleton (1843-1928) who was the mother of Albert Gaines Gibson (1871-1922) who was the father of Idabel Amanda Gibson (1892-1983) who was the mother of Jeanette Anne Williams (1921-1968) who was the grandmother of Curt Bright. … Continue reading