Hi Dorothea, The Columbus, Nebraska Journal, May 28, 1902: A farmer named Bedinger, living near Humphrey, NE was fined $10 and costs in the county court Thursday last on a complaint preferred by Detective Vizzard of the Union Pacific. Bedinger was charged with stealing a load of railroad ties valued at $12. The property was returned, and altogether it proved a rather unprofitable experiment.
THANKS :) to Norman C. for this lookup.I do not know if this man was my 2nd great grand uncle, Gerhard R. BIEDINGER b. ca 1848 in Germany, m. Teresa FISHER b. ca 1856 in PA.Their daughter, Anna R. BIEDINGER, my great grand aunt married Louis [Lewis] E. JONES.
Hope you are a newly found cousin, Jan jnrose at webtv dot net