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Where did settlers move? (Smith)

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Re: Migration patterns from Grant County

Posted: 1137941703000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Klein Kline Youngblood Jungbluth Becker Huenefeld
My great-grandparents, George and Caroline JUNGBLUTH Klein moved from Grant County [Lancaster/Boscobel area] to Custer County, NE in about 1885 where they homesteaded in the Stop Table area about 12 miles southwest of Callaway, NE.

Family legend says that George worked for a family name Huenefeld and he went with them to Nebraska.

Caroline Jungbluth Kleins parents were in the Liberty area of Grant County when George and Caroline married in 1881 in Boscobel. By 1882 her parents and younger siblings were in Wood Co., Marshfield, WI area where Christine BECKER Jungbluth lived until her death in 1914. Adam Jungbluth [Youngblood] died from in 1882 when a horse kicked him in the head.

George's younger brother Andrew went to Dawson County, NE and was there at the time of the 1880 census as a single farmer. It is believed that he, too, had been in Grant County as in 1881 he went back to Grant County where he married a Louise Huenefeld. They appear to have spent at least 20 years somewhere in Nebraska, and perhaps 30 years, as their 9 children that I have identified seem to have all been born somewhere in Nebraska. I am still trying to determine where they lived in Nebraska. They moved to the Olympia, Thurston Co., Washington area in about 1912 where they used the surname KLINE, instead of Klein. There still appear to be some descendants in the area of Olympia, Thurston County, WA.

Even today, Custer County, NE is a tough place to live in and in the homestead era of the 1880s it must have taken extreme courage to survive there, as George and family did for 30 years before moving to Tabor, Iowa. I am attaching a picture of the Kleins in front of their soddy taken in about 1895.

Ron Klein
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