I don't know anything much about "previous" to Seward, Nebraska.
Jim, who is your father? Your Grandfather, some of your family.
You may very well have heard of me. My Grandfather was George Bauer and he lived in Goehner. My dad was Edward C. Bauer and we lived on a farm 1/2 mile east of Goehner on the Goehner/Beaver Crossing road for many years. My dad died several years ago and I think my mother may still be in the nursing home in Seward.
I'd like to chat with you a bit in email too, if I might. I have not been in Nebraska since I left in 1958 and so there is an awful lot of things I'd sure like to catch up on, and maybe I can help you with some of your geneology problems.
Do you know any of the Plienes family? There was George and Mary, his Sister. I think Marydied years and years ago, don't know about George. My grandmother, Mary was a Plienes, but not the same Mary I referred to above. Seems to me that there was also a family connection to the Boethe family and of course theErwin Hilds who ended up out in Arizona. Erwin Hild married my aunt who was Dorothy Mercer. My Mom was a Mercer too.
Billie Bauer firstname.lastname@example.org Oklahoma City, Ok