The Pennsylvania Colony of Nebraska
The Heim Cemetery in Dawson, Nebraska
Stories from the Penn Colony
Emil August Fiala
Sarah Elizabeth Heim & Emanuel Ulmer
The Emanuel Ulmer Family, 1911; Back: Mary Matilda, Norman Martin, Walter Pierce, Reuben Lauren, Nelson Howard, Edna Regina; Front: Emanuel and Sarah Elizabeth Ulmer.
Emanuel Ulmer Family, circa 1913; Seated: Merdeth (Miller) Ulmer, Emanuel Ulmer, Orville Wuster, Miriam Wuster, Sarah (Heim) Ulmer, & Edna Ulmer; Standing: Norman Ulmer, Walter Ulmer, Charlie Wuster, Mary (Ulmer) Wuster, Reuben Ulmer, & Nelson Ulmer
“Emanuel Ulmer Cousins taken in Pennsylvania. Taken when he and Uncle Martin’s visited there” No names or dates given.
Emanuel Ulmer Family, 1895. Standing: Norman, Mary, and Edna. Seated Adults: Emanuel and Sarah. Seated Children: Reuben and Walter.
Marvin Wesley Wuster and Wallace Edward Wuster, circa 1935.
Charlotte Aileen Wuster, age 3, 1945.
Charlotte Aileen Wuster, age 1, 1943.
Wuster Family, circa 1945. Back: Miriam (Wuster) Williams and Harold Williams, Wallace Wuster, Marvin Wuster, Orville and Mary Elizabeth (Hartsock) Wuster. Front: Mary Matilda (Ulmer) Wuster, Joyce Williams, Walter Williams, Charlotte Wuster, and Charles Edward Wuster.
Marvin (7) and Wallace (11) Wuster. Circa 1941.
Orville Wuster and Mary Elizabeth (Hartsock) Wuster, 1929
Charles Wuster family. Mary Ulmer Wuster, Charles Wuster, Miriam Wuster (Williams), Orville Wuster, and Watson Kiess? Ca 1912
Miriam Wuster (Williams) and Mildred Ulmer (Thacker) 1915. Postcard sent to Watson Kiess from Humboldt, Nebraska, October 7, 1915. It read, “Dear Cousin, Do you know me yet? Have I grown any? Mildred and I both go to school and like it real well. Does Catherine go yet? How is little Lewis? Wish you would come out I would like to see you again. Lovingly, Miriam. Orville feels slighted because you always forget his birthday. Lovingly, Miriam.”
Mildred Ulmer (Thacker) and Miriam Wuster (Williams). Postcard sent to Watson Kiess from Humboldt, Nebraska, July 18, year unknown. It read, “Dear Coz Watson, I have benn wanting to send you a card this long time but did not have a nice one. Great Grandma is getting weaker. Dr. was there this morning and says she is just wearing away does not suffer much now but did at first the rest of us are all well. Your little coz, Miriam.”
Charles Wuster Family in front of home about 4 miles north of Dawson on Highway 75. March 30, 1913
Orville Wuster taken 1913 or 1914 Postcard sent to Watson Kiess from Dawson, Nebraska, February 11, 1914. It read, “Dear Cousin, I will send you this picture as a valentine. We are all well. I wish I could see you. We often talk about you. I have not missed a days school yet. I go with Arlo in the morning now. He goes right by there to Humboldt and in the evening I go with Sylvan. I am caught up to my class now all but reading. These a my Christmas presents. The meetings are closed now so papa will get time to write one of these evenings. Lovingly, Orville”
Miriam Wuster (Williams) with her Christmas presents, about 1914. Postcard picture sent to Watson Kiess from Humboldt, Nebraska, February 4, 1914. It read, “Dear Coz, This is “me” and my Xmas presents. The two that are marked are the ones you gave me. Grandma Wurster got 64 cards on her birthday and was awful surprised. Mamma and Papa got your good big letter the other day. Are going to church to-night again. Went every night but two the last three weeks. They will last this week yet. Mamma and I walked over to Aunt Annas one day last week and I wanted to walk on over to your house. Mamma said it was too far but I told her it was not and was just bound to go. Yours, Lovingly, Miriam”
Miriam Wuster (Williams) and Rev. Tool. Postcard read, “Dear Cousin, I wish you a happy birthday. I like to go to school. We have four classes. Miriam”
Emanuel Ulmer Family. Identities tentative. Boy-Unknown, Charles Wuster, Edna Ulmer, Unknown, Mary Ulmer Wuster, Unknown, Sarah Heim Ulmer, Reuben Ulmer, Unknown. Man sitting at lower left is Emanuel Ulmer. Postcard sent to Cousin from Chas E. read, “Dear Cousin, The weather has been very nice for some time now but we had some wet weather some time ago. We thrashed Friday P.M. had 165 bu. Wheat & 693 bu. Oats. The oats was in the 18 acre patch where you helped plant corn. Have 2 load of sheaves in the barn yet. Mr. Tool is in Chicago to the convention the C.E & S School raised over $26.00 to send him. A year ago the second we went to the wedding cut corn & gathered Chestnuts. If you have any to sell wish you would get about ½ bushel for us. Let us know and we will tell you more particulars later. We will pay you the same as they are on the market. Wish I could help gather them. I am getting my wheat ground ready expect to sow Thursday & Friday. Wishing you a happy birthday & give my best regards to Aunt Mary and all. Chas E.”
Emanuel Ulmer Family. Identities tentative. Standing: Nelson Ulmer, Charles Wuster, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Norman Ulmer. In car: Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Meredith Ulmer?, Mary Ulmer Wuster, Edna Ulmer.
Emanuel Ulmer Family, around 1913. On porch: Charles Wuster, Mary Ulmer Wuster, Norman Ulmer?, Edna Ulmer, Third Row: Unknown, Sarah Heim Ulmer, Next 5 are Unknown, Sophia Heim Ulmer. Second row: Emanuel Ulmer (seated in chair), Unknown, Meredith Ulmer?, Nelson Ulmer?, Unknown, Sam Soloman?, Unknown, Walter Ulmer?. Children unidentified. Man seated on ground is probably Norman Ulmer. Date is probably around 1913. Postcard sent to Mrs. W. A. Kiess from Dawson, Nebraska, August 20, 1913. It read, “Dear Friend, This picture is getting old but guess I will send it anyway. Suppose you are busy entertaining Nebraskans now days. Tell them “Hella!” for us. It is still very hot and quite dry here. Tell Chas that last Sat. was the hottest yet. It has been most unendureable. Your corn rows don’t look very good anymore, but look about as good as anyone’s but that isn’t saying very much. Kelly’s wheat made nearly 35 bus. per acre. I’m using it for hog feed. Buns has 7 acres averaged nearly 50 bus. Norman”
Wheat Shocks, Emanuel Ulmer Farm, 1913. “On the south eighty.” Postcard to Watson Kiess from Dawson, Nebraska, July 11, 1913. It read, “Dear Friend, This is our wheat field on the south eighty. It was down pretty bad in spots. Papa said there was more straw than he had ever seen. We had our oats cut all but twenty acres of corn layed by our second crop of alfalfa made and ready to go at stacking tomorrow if it doesn’t rain. Walter”
Erma Ulmer (Williamson), Dawson High School Class of 1914.
Quote from Edna Ulmer, “This picture was taken in 1881 right after the wedding of Mr. & Mrs. Joseph G. Heim and Mr. & Mrs. Emanuel Ulmer.” Back: Jonathan Heim, Rebecca Heim, and Sam Heim. Middle: Mr. & Mrs. Joseph G. Heim, Mr. & Mrs. Emanuel Ulmer. Front: Henry Heim and Regina Heim.
Reuben Ulmer, circa 1893, 6 months old
Reuben and True Ulmer, Married June 16, 1915.
Reuben Ulmer Family: Taken on East Lawn beside their house, Jan 2, 1938. Front – Reuben 45, Sylvia 19, Lorraine 20, Ernest 17; Back – True 43, Marian 15, Nadine 10, Evelyn 22 (See also matching picture #234)
Reuben Ulmer, High School Graduation
Wayne Leatherman, High School Graduation
Reuben & True Ulmer, January 1972 in front of their home.
Reuben Ulmer, December 1948
Milton Leatherman Family. Marjorie, Elsie, Milton, and Wayne Leatherman.
Linda & Gary Leatherman, beside the basement house, 1948
Wayne Leatherman Family. Back – Gary, Linda, Wayne, Marian, Tim; Front – Andy, Kristine (Kristi)
Milton & Elsie Leatherman, Wedding picture, February 9, 1918
Reuben and True Ulmer Daughters: Lorraine, Sylvia, Evelyn , 1920. (Evelyn 4 yr 4 mo, Lorraine 2 yr 1 mo, Sylvia 9 mo)
Reuben Ulmer, 1921. Reuben by hay rack.
Reuben Ulmer by wood pile, March 1953
Reuben Ulmer Family, 1929, Back – Evelyn, Lorraine, Sylvia; Middle – Reuben, Ernest, True; Front – Marian, Nadine
Reuben Ulmer Family, June 1940. Back – Evelyn, Lorraine, Ernest, Sylvia, Marian; Front – Reuben, Nadine, True
Reuben Ulmer Family, Jan 2, 1938; Back – True, Marian, Nadine, Evelyn, Mary Stratton, Clarence Stratton; Front – Reuben, Sylvia, Lorraine, Ernest
Reuben Ulmer Family, May 1936; Front – Evelyn, Nadine, Marian, Ernest, True; Back – Sylvia, Lorraine, Reuben
Gary Wayne Leatherman, 7 months old
Reuben Ulmer Family: Lorraine, Ernest, Marian, Nadine, Sylvia, True (on step), and Reuben. (Evelyn is missing because she took the picture.)
Group 1920, Front – Miriam, Evelyn, Hazel Graff, Mary, Edna, True, Laura with Lorraine on lap; Back (sitting) – Norman, Orville, Grandpa Emanuel, Reuben, Grandma Sarah, Nelson; Back (standing) – Walter and Merdeth
Group 1923: “The day Alice and George Luding were married” Reuben is back row, clear right, and I believe the rest are his parents—Emanuel and Sarah (Heim) Ulmer, center front; and his brothers and sisters. Names in BIRTH order are Mary Matilda, Norman Martin, Edna Regine, Dr. Walter Pierce, Reuben Lauron, and Nelson Howard.
Emanuel Ulmer Family , 1913
Group 1932: From the back, “1932 – Walter and Laura were leaving for a 2
term in China”
Men 1932: Taken same day
Group 1921: No notes except 1921
1932 All the children: Taken same day as #072, All the Grandchildren (at the time) of Emanuel and Sarah Heim