Carl T. Schmidt 1930 Census

Carl T. Schmidt was the father of Harold Arthur Schmidt who was the grandfather of Curt Bright. The 1930 Census shows that Carl T. Schmidt immigrated from Germany at the age of 7, in 1890. Carl’s wife, Tina John (Hartog) Schmidt, immigrated in 1889, at the age of 4. Their children living at the family … Continue reading

Rachel Christine (Miller) McDermed

Rachel Christine Miller (1805-1897) was the mother of Rachel Elizabeth McDermed (1840-1939) who was the mother of Clarence Eugene Bright (1882-1956) who was the father of Vernon Neil Bright (1919-2012) who was the grandfather of Curt Bright. These are photos from the Prairie Union Cemetery near Shubert, Nebraska. Rachel’s husband, James Cornelius McDermed, died in … Continue reading

Caleb Bright 1850 & 1860 Census

Caleb Bright (1800-1864) was the father of Charles Bright (1841-1931) who was the father of Clarence Bright (1882-1956) who was the father of Neil Bright (1919-2012) who was the grandfather of Curtis Bright. The 1850 Census lists Caleb Bright as a farmer born in North Carolina with real estate valued at $4,000. Keziah Bright was … Continue reading

Johannes Michael Hoblit and Anna Katraina Weigel

Johannes Michael Hoblit (1755-1796) and Anna Katraina Weigel (1751-1820) were the parents of Elizabeth Hoblit (1771-1839) who was the mother of Keziah Bennet (1804-1876) who was the mother of Charles Edward Bright (1841-1931) who was the father of Clarence Eugene Bright (1882-1956) who was the father of Vernon Neil Bright (1919-2012) who was the grandfather … Continue reading

William Gibson (1629-1684): London Quaker

William Gibson (1629-1684) was the father of William Gibson II (1668-1703) who was the father of George Gibson (1704-1761) who was the father of Thomas Gibson (1750-1784) who was the father of Samuel C. Gibson (1775-1864) was the father of Samuel Thompson Gibson (1812-1887) who was the father of Andrew Jackson Gibson (1845-1902) who was the father of Albert Gaines Gibson (1871-1922) who was … Continue reading

George Gibson (1704-1761): Irish Immigrant

George Gibson (born 1704, in Stewartstown, Ulster County, Ireland; died December 7, 1761, in Lancaster (now Cumberland) County, PA.) was an Innkeeper and immigrated from Northern Ireland in 1732, Antrium County.   Sources: Abstracts of Lancaster County, PA Wills 1732-1785, Willow Bend Books Westminster, MD 2000. third printing. p. 78 George’s parents may have been William Gibson … Continue reading

From Wales to Nebraska by B. David Williams

David and Catherine Williams were the first generation of our Williams to emigrate from Wales to the United States. They were the parents of Arthur Elias Williams (1866-1937) who was the father of William Curtis Lambert Williams (1892-1945) who was the father of Jeanette Anne Williams (1921-1968) who was the grandmother of Curt Bright.  The following is a short 2010 book … Continue reading