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Charles Wesley Northup was the son of Cyrus Winfield Northup & Anna Victoria Potts
Blanche Dora Schleicher was the daughter of George Schleicher & Katie Claus


Charles Northup & Blanche Schleicher

Charles Wesley Northup married Blanche Dora Schleicher on January 18, 1914 in Omaha, Douglas Co., NE. At the time of their marriage, Charles was age 21 and Blanche was age 18. Blanche also already had a son named George Alfred (known as "Kelly") who had been born in December 12, 1912 - it is unknown if Charles was his father. Charles raised Kelly from age 1, and he and Blanche had no other children. When Charles fillled out his WWI Draft card on June 5, 1917, they were living in Lincoln, NE and he was working as a Teamster for Sullivan Transportation Co. He claimed exemption to the draft due to supporting a wife and child. The family is listed on census & City Directory records in Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE from 1920-1930, and both Charles & Blanche lived in Lincoln until they died. Charles was a fireman on the CB&Q Railroad, and Blanche managed a store that sold ladies corsets and other garments. Charles Wesley Northup died on October 07, 1962, and Blanche Dora Schleicher died on March 22, 1969, both in Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE. They are both buried in the Wyuka cemetery, Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE.
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Child of Charles Northup & Blanche Schleicher (probably adopted son of Charles)

George Alfred "Kelly" NorthupGeorge Alfred (listed on early records as Alfred George) Northup, known as "Kelly", was born on December 12, 1912 in Omaha, Douglas Co., NE. His mother was age 17, and family story is that she was living at a home for unwed mothers in Omaha when Kelly was born. Soon after Kelly's first birthday, his mother married Charles Wesley Northup. Although no documentation exists that he is Kelly's biological father, Charles Northup raised Kelly, and Kelly's last name is listed as Northup on all records I have found for him. Kelly took out a delayed birth certificate when he was older, and at that time he did not provide a birth or baptism certificate. Instead his mother and three of his Northup aunts swore an affadavit that Charles Northup was his father, although at a different time Kelly told one of his sons privately that Charles was not his biological father. Charles raised Kelly from the time he was age one, and was the only father he knew. Kelly married Evelyn Pearl TeSelle on August 05, 1931 in Omaha, Douglas Co., NE. On the state marriage record Kelly's name is listed as Alfred G. Northrup. Kelly & Evelyn had two sons, Max & Bob. The family is listed on the 1933 City Directory of Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE, under the name Alf G Northup. The marriage only lasted about three years. Kelly & Evelyn divorced on October 26, 1934 in Lincoln, Lancaster, NE. On the state divorce record Kelly's name is listed as George A. Northrup. Both Kelly & Evelyn remarried; Evelyn was remarried to Ostwald J. "Jerry" Krieck about 1937, and Kelly was remarried to Dora "Dorothy" Aden on June 12, 1940 in Papillion, NE. Kelly & Dorothy had two daughters, Sally & Cheryl. The family settled in North Platte, NE where they lived until they died. George Alfred "Kelly" Northup died on August 16, 1987 in North Platte, Lincoln Co., Nebraska. Dorothy died on October 22, 1999 in Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska. Kelly & Dorothy are both buried in Wyuka cemetery, Lincoln, Lancaster Co., Nebraska.
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