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Pearl Grunkemyer Burwell, Nebraska

Pearl Grunkemyer Burwell, Nebraska

Nina Hollifield (View posts)
Posted: 11 Nov 2004 3:54PM GMT
Classification: Query
Looking for the descendants of Martha Angeline Butts and her children :
James, Flournoy and Arthur Butts
Pearl Grunkemyer

Re: Pearl Grunkemyer Burwell, Nebraska

David Grunkemeier (View posts)
Posted: 3 Jun 2005 12:45AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hey Pearl,

Can't answer your question, but you and I are related. I have done a fair amount of genealogy research and the Grunkemeyer's in Nebraska are an isolated family. My Grandfather, Morris Grunkemeier was born in Burwell. He is the son of August Grunkemeyer who lived there with family after moving from Germany at a young age with parents and other siblings. Do you have any details of the family line? Stories? Perhaps were could swap?

Re: Pearl Grunkemyer Burwell, Nebraska

Posted: 4 Apr 2007 4:15AM GMT
Classification: Query
hi my name is martin butts. i am from burwell. james martin was my grand father.(flournoy) was refered to as ferd. my fathers name was james leo. grunkemyer and butts (my grand father) were at one point in real estate. they called themselves "the land men"
here is one link
http://64.233.167.104/search?q=cache:1XtVL2OhmRgJ:www.rootsw...
the reason i know what they went by for name is a small scrap of paper i found last year by accident that was almost ready to blow away in the old buggy shed.
here is a link i found just now.
http://64.233.167.104/search?q=cache:mS9iF8EJAtYJ:prairieblu...
if i am not mistaken it would be martha angeline witham.......for her maiden name.
here is a link listing her in valley county
http://64.233.167.104/search?q=cache:1XtVL2OhmRgJ:www.rootsw...


my mother is the expert on the family. she was a piskorski that married a butts.
if u wud like perhaps i cud get my mom to talk to you and i could also see if there was anything else i cud add. let me know.... martin
oh btw there was also leonard butts another brother.

Re: Pearl Grunkemyer Burwell, Nebraska

Posted: 4 Apr 2007 4:21AM GMT
Classification: Query
oh one other thing in this link
http://64.233.167.104/search?q=cache:IInsZIR_AvUJ:www.rootsw...

carl was refered to as bump grunkemyer. the jack and jill grocery store that was built later in 1967? is still here in town. it was richard banks and grunkemeyer in the cornerstone. it is now an affiliated foods grocery store. they were known for their meats. it also appears that carl did auctioneering.....

Re: Pearl Grunkemyer Burwell, Nebraska

Posted: 26 Feb 2009 8:44PM GMT
Classification: Query
Dear Sir,
My Husband and I are blacksmiths who own and operate an ornamental Ironworks in Portland, Oregon. We own a piece of forging equipment known as a Little Giant Hammer, a tool used for forging. We recently discovered that our Little Giant hammer was first purchased by a Mr. Grunkemeyer of Burwell Nebraska back in 1920. The hammer was a wedding gift to us, and an invaluable item in our shop, in use every day. When we had the spring break(the original) My husband called the parts dealer who has all the original records from the company, and he told us who had owned it so long ago. We are also thrilled to know the name of the smith who first purchased this tool. It was bought for us by my parents near Ainsley Neb.
We are both curious if you have found any Grunkemeyers who were blacksmiths in Burwell? Both my husband and I are German Americans, and find this pretty neat!
Thank you for your time,
Sincerely, Heidi and Dan Klug

Re: Pearl Grunkemyer Burwell, Nebraska

Posted: 15 Jan 2012 3:58AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi, I am the oldest granddaughter of Ferd. I am pretty sure that he and his brother Art started the Burwell Livestock market. My parents were Cecil and Irma Shafer Butts. Both my sisters have passed. Madelon Petersen & Janice Craven & my little brother Herky (Leonard Dale). Grampa Butts' mother lived with them for a while when I was in high school. They had moved to town by then. We called her Ma. I'm pretty sure her name was Martha. I remember hearing how her husband died trying to jump off the train down by the Goodenow's place. I even have the article from the paper somewhere. LaVonne
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