Descendants of John W. Boomer
Generation No. 1
1.JOHN W.1 BOOMER was born October 31, 1850 in Newark, NJ, and died December 23, 1912 in Davenport (Thayer Co.) NE.He married MARTHA E BANKS October 17, 1870 in Ogle, Il, daughter of SAMUEL BANKS and CHOA CLOTHIER.She was born May 23, 1853 in Montreal(Quebec ) Canada, and died April 17, 1940 in Davenport (Thayer Co.)NE.
Notes for JOHN W. BOOMER:
Source:The Bladen Enterpise
13 December 1912 pg 1 col 4
S. W. Hogate went down to Davenport Tuesday and cried a sale for J.W. Boomer residing two miles southeast of Davenport.Owing to failing health, Mr. Boomer has decided to retire from the farm, having rented his place, will move to Davenport.In company with Mr. Hogate we enjoyed a sumptuous dinner at the hospitable home of Mr. and Mrs. Boomer on the day of their sale where good things to tempt the palate were so numerous that one could only get part way around the table.The sale was attended by a large crowd of neighbors in the vicinity amoung whom we found several former Bladenites:Frant Zitek, Steve Styer, the Atkins boys, Andy Dyer and Mr. Kerschner.The many frineds of Mr. Boomer here are hoping that he will soon regain his former good health.
Source:Thel Bladen Enterpise
27 December 1912 pg 1 col 6
The sad news was received here of the death of J.W. Boomer at Davenport the latter part of last week.Mr. Boomer recently held a sale at his farm and had just moved to Davenport.The stricken family have the sympathy of their many friends here at Bladen.
Source:Davenport People's Journal
January 3, 1913 pg 1
John W. Boomer was born at Newark N.J. October 31, 1950 and died at Davenport Nebr., December 23, 1912, at the age of 62 years, 1 month and 23 days.He was married to Miss Martha E. Banks on October 17, 1870, in Ogle Country, IllinoisTo this union were born ten children, three of whom have preceeded the father in departing this life, Chas H., Laura J., and Retta J.
Seven children, three sons and four daughters will survive to be a support and comfort to their widowed mother, Mrs. Sarah E. Kershner of Davenport.Mr. Samuel J. Boomer of Lawrence, Mr. Wilber J. Boomer of Edgar and Mr. Ray W. Boomer of Davenport and Misses Florence, Mabel and Esther Boomer, who all reside at home with the parents.
There are ten grandchildren and four brothers and two sisters besides a large number of relatives and friends, who morn the loss of our departed friend and brother.
Mr. Boomer came with his family to Nebraska in 1883 and lived near Blue Hill and in 1904 he came to Davenport, where he has since resided.During these years in our midst, Brother Boomer has made a large circle of friends and his hospitable home has ever been open to all who came.
In early life he united with the Baptist church but later cast his lot with the M.E. Church of which he has been a faithful and consistent member during the later years of his life.For the past year Mr. Boomer has been in poor health but was able to be about and look after his affairs the most of the time.A few days ago he came to town and with his family was making preparations to spend the evening of his life in the comfortable residence he recently purchased.Almost at once he was overtaken with peumonia but was not considered in danger until last Monday noon at 2:15 pm he quietly passed away to enjoy the home above, which the Father has prepared for all who love and serve Him.He will be sadly missed in our community, church and most of all in the home, and to this home circle, now under the shadow and sorrow of this event, we all desire to express our heartfelt sympathy.
Servant of God, well done.
The glorious warfare's past.
The battle's fought, the race is won.
And thou are crowned at last.
Funeral servies were held in the M.E. Church on Friday at 10 am.The sermon was preached by the pastor F. G. Winslow, the text used was from Rev. 14-13.Rev. W.M. Brooks a former pastor assisted in the service.The burial was at the Davenport cemetery amid a a profusion of flowers.Many relatives and friends from out of town were present at the burial services.
More About JOHN W. BOOMER:
Fact 1: December 27, 1992, Burial , Davenport Cemetery, Thayer Co. NE
Fact 2: In Cloverton Cemetery there is a Bette Jane Boomer, no dates, dau of JW Boomer
Notes for MARTHA E BANKS:
Source:The People's Journal, Davenport
25 April 1940, pg 1 col 2
Funeral Services Conducted for Mrs. Martha Boomer
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Mehodist church for Mrs. Martha Boomer, who passed away April 17 at her home here.Services were conducted by Rev. C.M. McCorkle, the pastor.Internment was made in the Davenport cemetery.
Music was furnished by a qarted consisting of Floyd Row, Mrs. Lena Miller, Mrs. Helen Voigt and Howard Hanson, with Mrs. Cleo Voight as the pianist.
Six grandsons acted as pallbearers: Otis Kershner, Raymond Kershner, Theodore Boomer, Dale Adcock, Lester Boomer and Howard Boomer.
Martha E. Banks was born May 23, 1853 near Montreal Canada. She was the only daughter in a family of seven children born to Samuel and Chloe Banks.Her parents and five brothers preceded her in death.
At the age of three she moved with her parents to Rockford ILL.There she grew to womanhood, and on October 17, 1870 she was united in marrage to John W. Boomer.
They made their home in Illinois for several years, then moved to Story County, Iowa, where they lived for some time.In 1881, they moved to Nebraska and settled on a farm near Blue Hill.This country was in its beginning at that time, and Mr. and Mrs. Boomer experienced all of the hardships and trials, as well as the friendships, of the pioneer days.
Mrs. Boomer, with her husband, helped to organize a Baptist Church in the country school house near their home and were faithful workers in the church and Sunday School for a great many years.
In 1904 the family moved to a farm near Davenport where they resided until December of 1912, when , because of the failing health of Mr. Boomer, they retired to live in Davenport.But they were not permitted to enjoy retirement together, for the husband passed away just a week later, December 23, 1912.
After moving to Davenport, Mrs. Boomer transferred her church membership to the Mehothdist church of this place.
She was the mother of ten children, threee of who died while thery were very young: Charles at the age of four: Laura, at two and Retta in infancy.The eldest child Sarah E. Kershner, passed away December 27, 1931: and the second one, Samuel J., in June of 1915.She is survived by Florence Barkel of Carleton, Mable Adcock of Nora and Esther Patterson of Fairmont.There are 17 granchildren.She is also survived by one brother, Illiff Banks, Holley, Ore.
More About MARTHA E BANKS:
Fact 1: Davenport Cemetery, Thayer Co. NE
Children of JOHN BOOMER and MARTHA BANKS are:
2. i. SARAH EMMALINE2 BOOMER, b. February 16, 1872, Rockford IL; d. December 27, 1932, Hastings (Adams Co) Ne.
ii. CHARLES H BOOMER, b. WFT Est. 1871-1897; d. Bef. 1912, Story IA.
More About CHARLES H BOOMER:
Fact 1: Burial in Colo Cemetery, (Story CO)IA at 3 years of age
iii. LAURA J BOOMER, b. WFT Est. 1871-1897; d. Bef. 1912, Story IA.
More About LAURA J BOOMER:
Fact 1: Burial in Colo Cemetery, (Story CO)IA at 2 years of age
iv. RETTA J BOOMER, b. WFT Est. 1871-1897; d. Bef. 1912.
More About RETTA J BOOMER:
Fact 1: died in infancy
3. v. SAMUEL J BOOMER, b. January 27, 1874, Rockford IL; d. June 04, 1915, Lawrence, (Nuckolls Co. ) NE.
vi. WILBER J BOOMER, b. 1881, IL; d. WFT Est. 1882-1971.
vii. RAY WILLIAM BOOMER, b. 1883, NE; d. WFT Est. 1884-1973.
viii. FLORENCE BOOMER, b. WFT Est. 1871-1897; d. WFT Est. 1887-1980; m. ??? BARKEL, WFT Est. 1887-1931; b. WFT Est. 1861-1896; d. WFT Est. 1887-1975.
ix. MABEL BOOMER, b. WFT Est. 1871-1897; d. WFT Est. 1887-1980; m. ??? ADCOCK, WFT Est. 1887-1931; b. WFT Est. 1861-1896; d. WFT Est. 1887-1975.
x. ESTHER BOOMER, b. WFT Est. 1871-1897; d. WFT Est. 1887-1980; m. ??? PATTERSON, WFT Est. 1887-1931; b. WFT Est. 1861-1896; d. WFT Est. 1887-1975.
Generation No. 2
2.SARAH EMMALINE2 BOOMER (JOHN W.1) was born February 16, 1872 in Rockford IL, and died December 27, 1932 in Hastings (Adams Co) Ne.She married GRANT F. KERSHNER February 16, 1890 in Webster Co, NE.He was born WFT Est. 1845-1872, and died WFT Est. 1895-1959.
Notes for SARAH EMMALINE BOOMER:
Source:The People's Journal
Davenport, 1 January 1932 pg 1 col 3
Sarah Emmaline, eldest child of John W. and Martha E. Boomer, was born Febr 16, 1872 near Rockford Illinois.When she was two years of age she moved with her parents to Iowa.Nine years later, in 1883, a new home was made on the prairies of Nebraska near Blue Hill.There the little girl grew to womanhood, sharing the trials and hardships of pioneer life with her parents.
On Febr 16,1890 she was united in marriage to Grant F. Kershner and the new home was established on a farm adjoining that of her parents.
In 1895, Mr. and Mrs. Kershner and two sons moved to Churdan, Iowa, returning to Nebraska in 1908 to make their final home.The husband passed away in 1927.
Six children were born into this family, four sons and two daughters, Orland W. and Otis F. who made their home with their mother on the farm near Oak.Raymond L. of Hastings: Vesta M. Hay who preceded her mother in death seven months:Martha E. Allen of Wiggins Colo., Cecil F. of Edgar.She is survived by these four sons and one daughter and 14 mounth old grandson, Cecil Eugine, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil F. Kershner: her mother, Mrs. Martha E Boomer, two brothers, and three sisters, who with a host of friends grieve at her passing.
When a girl, Mrs. Kershner was baptized and united with the Baptist Church at Prairie Gem, later tranferring her membership to the First Baptist Church at Churdan Iowa.She was an attendant at the Methodish Church at Oak and a member of the Oak Camp of Royal Neighbors.
Mrs. Kershner had been in poor health for several months.On Tuesday Dec 15, she was taken suddenly worse and was taken to the hospital at Hastings where she passed away Dec 27, at the age of 59 years, 10 months and 11 days.
Funeral services were held from the home at Oak and then at the Methodist Church in Davenport, conducted by Rev. S.W. Longacre.
Music was furnished by the following quartette from Oak:Mrs. and Mrs. Clyde Washington, Vera Hanson and Earl Kincannon with Mrs. Harry Moore accompanist.
More About SARAH EMMALINE BOOMER:
Fact 1: Burialin Davenport Cemetery
Fact 2: Also have the date 1931 in her moms obituary
Children of SARAH BOOMER and GRANT KERSHNER are:
i. ORLAND W3 KERSHNER, b. Private.
ii. OTIS F KERSHNER, b. Private.
iii. VESTA M KERSHNER, b. Private.
iv. CECIL F KERSHNER, b. Private.
v. MARTHA E KERSHNER, b. Private.
vi. RAYMOND L KERSHNER, b. Private.
3.SAMUEL J2 BOOMER (JOHN W.1) was born January 27, 1874 in Rockford IL, and died June 04, 1915 in Lawrence, (Nuckolls Co. ) NE.He married RUBY CONRAD 1892 in NE.She was born WFT Est. 1855-1880, and died WFT Est. 1897-1969.
Notes for SAMUEL J BOOMER:
Source:The Lawrence Locomotive
11 June 1915, pg 1 col 4
S.J. boomer Called by Death
Midnight, Thursday, a brain trouble following two days illiness, developed in the case of our neightbors, Sam J. Boomer, and death came to his relief at 4:30 Friday morning, after some four hours of intense suffering, during which time he was totally unconscious.Sometime after midnight Mrs. Boomer was warned of the impending consequences by a change for the worse that came over her husband, who she had been watching during the night for any want he might need, by a lapse into the most violent nervous convulsions so intense, he was unable to utter a word.The attack was accompanied by vomiting, and at same time the stricken man tossed and threw himself about the bed.The wife, who proved herself to be a woman of wonderful courage and splendid self control, managed under the double demands of the trying ordeal, to call for assistance.Mrs. and Mrs. Barry, responding, were able to summon help, and call Drs. Dierker and Ardiel and soon a half dozen others arrived to offer such assistance as they could.Everything possible was done to alliviate the terrific nervious tension and suffering of the patient, but all to no avail, and death intervened at the hour stated.During the period of this violent attack the temperature mark was 107, a most unusual condition, and one that conveys to the reader some vague idea of the intensity of the conditions prevalent. Treatments in ice packs was resorted to as the best means to reduce the adnormal blood heat.
Source:The Lawrence Locomotive
11 June 1915 pg 1 col 4
Samuel J. Boomer was born January 27, 1874 at Rockford Ill., and died at his home in Lawrence Nebr., June 4, 1915, at the age of 41 years, 4 months and 8 days.
When a baby his parents moved to Iowa, and from there to Blue Hill, Nebr., in 1883 where he lived until 1907 when he moved with his family to Lawrence Nebr.In 1892 he was married to Miss Ruby Conrad, to which union has been born four children, Esther Beatrice aged 10, Lester James 8: Howard Samuel, 3: Robert John, 1.Besides his wife and four children he leaves a mother, two brothers and four sisters to mourn his loss, a father, two sisters and a brother having preceded him.
In his early manhood he united with the Baptist church at Bladen and was an active Christian in church and S.S. work.He was an officer of our Men's Adult Bible Class, faithful in the performance of his duties, and will be sadly missed by the class, tho' we realize our loss is only his gain.(paper torn, can't read)W.A. Lodges and an honored member of our local school board of education.A tender and loving father, a kind and devoted husband, a benovolent and charatable neighbor.
The suddenness by which he was snatched from our midst leaves a pall upon the hearts of his many friends, and the comfort of prophetic benediction will be to relatives and friends alike "My God watch between thee and me whilst we are seperated, one from the other"
Children of SAMUEL BOOMER and RUBY CONRAD are:
i. ESTHER BEATRICE3 BOOMER, b. Private.
ii. LESTER JAMES BOOMER, b. Private.
iii. HOWARD SAMUAL BOOMER, b. Private.
iv. ROBERT JOHN BOOMER, b. Private.