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Timeline - Luke N. Teachman

19 Feb. 1813 - Luke N. Teachman was born. Information from Inez Teachman Tecker.

1819 - Luke N. Teachman was born in Orange County, New York. See 1861 Civil War Muster Roll.

1823 - Margaret A. Teachman was born. See 2/11/1896, Margaret applied for widow's pension. From Luke's Civil War records.

14 Sept. 1826 - Margaret A. (Jenkins) Teachman was born. Cemetery records compiled in "The Silent Cities of Grant County, Oklahoma".

1827 - Margaret Teachman was born. 1860 Census.

1828 - John F. Mackey born. Elmwood Cemetery, Solon Township, Kent County, Michigan records.

25 Dec. 1842 - Luke Teachman and Margaret Jenkins married. From "The Daily Nebraska State Journal", Oct. 25, 1889, p. 8: "Luke N. Teachman pray in district court for divorce from his wife, Mary Ann (sic) Teachman. The couple were married in New York December 25, 1842. Mr. Teachman avers that he has always cheerfully provided a home and the necessities of life for his wife, but that since April, 1876, Mary Ann has absented herself from his home, and is now living in Rooks county, Kas."

1 Jan. 1844 - Luke Teachman and Margaret Jenkins married. In her request for Civil War Widows pension on 23 June 1894 Margaret Teachman stated: "I am the claimant of this claim and I will state that I was married to Luke N. Teachman on the 1st day of Jan. 1844, and further will state that I cannot furnish any record of our marriage for the reason that there was no record kept; and further am unable to furnish evidence of marriage of the person who officiated or of witnesses who were at the marriage for the reason that the magistrate who officiated is dead and I can find no one who was present."

17 May 1844 - Leander Teachman was born. From George R. Teachman and 1850 Census.

22 Apr. 1846 - Joseph Teachman was born in Orange County, New York. From George R. Teachman and 1880 Census.

22 May 1846 - S. Biggerstaff jr. born (Father of Emma Biggerstaff Teachman). Buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Richland Township. From Saunders County (NE) cemetery records.

1847 - Mary Teachman was born. From 1850 Census.

1 Sep. 1848 - Mary Adelia Teachman born. From George R. Teachman, Elmwood Cemetery (G.R. 75) Solon Township, Kent County, MI records and 1900 Census.

1 Mar. 1849 - Hannah Maria Teachman born in Broome Co., NY. From George R. Teachman, 1855 & 1865 NY State Census and 1900 Census.

15 May 1850 - Jane Biggerstaff born (Mother of Emma Biggerstaff Teachman). Buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Richland Township. From Saunders County (NE) cemetery records.

22 April 1856 - James Henry Teachman born in Hancock, Delaware County, New York. According to J.H. Teachman obituary.

1857 - George Teachman born. From 1860 Census.

25 Dec. 1859 - George Teachman born in Orange County, New York. From George R. Teachman.

1859-60 - Five children of Luke Teachman attended District 9 school in Hancock Township, Delaware County, New York. From township school records.

17 Dec. 1860 - Luke Teachman born. From George R. Teachman.

1860-61 - Four children of Luke Teachman attended District 9 school in Hancock Township, Delaware County, New York. From township school records.

1861 - Luke N. Teachman and sons Leander Teachman and Joe Teachman serve for the Union in the Civil War. Leander Teachman, too young to enlist, served in the Civil War as a substitute. Information from Inez Teachman Tecker.

June 1861 - Samuel Teachman born. From 1900 Census.

15 Aug. 1861 - Luke N. Teachman enlisted in the 50th Regiment of N.Y.S.V. to serve 3 years. "He was born in Orange Co., in the State of New York is 42 years of age, five feet eight inches high, dark complexion, brown eyes, black hair, and by occupation when enlisted a carpenter. During the last two months said soldier has been unfit for duty 60 days. He has done but very little duty since his enlistment has no constitution, and can be of no service to the regiment." Station: Camp Lesley, Washington, D.C. Date: March 4th, 1862." - Certificate of Disability for Discharge.

15 Aug. 1861 - Leander Teachman enlisted in the 50th Engineers: "Military Record of Erwin (NY), Living in town but Enlisting Elsewhere - Teachman, Leander, artificer, 50th Eng. Co. F., entered August 15, 1861, three years, mustered out for re-enlistment December 20, 1863, three years; promoted to artificer, 1863; wounded in the mouth in front of Petersburg, at Fort Hell, Aug. 12, 1864; discharged June 13, 1865." By W. Woodford Clayton, History of Steuben County, New York: with illustrations and biographical sketches of some of its prominent men and pioneers, (Philadelphia: Lewis Peck & Co., 1879 (Philadelphia Press of J.B. Lippincott)), pp. 286-296.

26 Mar. 1862 - Luke N. Teachman - Discharge on Surg. certif. of Dis. March 26, 1862, Camp Woodbine, Va. See Form. 2268.70.

17 Jul. 1862 - Samuel William Teachman was born. From cemetery records compiled in "The Silent Cities of Grant County, Oklahoma".

27 Jul. 1862 - Samuel William Teachman born to Luke and Maraget Teachman in Ithaca, New York. From George R. Teachman.

9 Sep. 1862 - Joseph H. Teachman, Priv., age 18, enlists in Hancock, NY. Civil War records.

Fall 1862 - Teachman's reside in Hancock, Delaware County, NY. See Pension application 6/6/1885.

1862-1870 - Teachman's reside in Smith Valley (Schuyler Co.), NY. See Pension application 6/6/1885.

1865 - Mary A. Teachman marries John Mackey in New York. Census records.

9 July 1865 - Hannah M. Teachman marries George Rhodes.

28 Jan. 1868 - "Joseph Teachman and Sarah Jane Linderman (daughter of David Linderman and Martha Jane Stanton) were married by the Rev. T. Stacey at the Parsonage." From a newspaper clipping found at the Ithaca Public Library by Jenny Inskeep.

Joseph and Sarah Teachman

Oct. 1868 - Mary Marsh was born in PA. From 1900 Census.

4 Oct. 1869 - Mary Etta Marsh, wife of Luke Teachman was born. From cemetery records in "The Silent Cities of Grant County, Oklahoma".

25 Oct. 1869 - Rachael Mackey born to John and Mary Mackey, residents of Cedar Springs, Michigan. John's occupation listed as a farmer. Kent County, Michigan Court House Records, "M" Births: 1867-1870.

25 Jan. 1870 - Luke N. Teachman applies for a Civil War Pension.

"State of New York

"Schuyler County

"On this 25th day of January in the year 1870 personly appeared before me Edward Kendall Clerk of the County court of Schuyler County in the State of New York, Luke N. Teachman who being duly sworn according to law declair's that he is the identical Luke N. Teachman who enlisted under that name as a private in Captain P.C. Gilbert's Company (F) in the 50th Regiment of New York volunteers to serve for the term of thee years or during the war and was honorably discharged from said service on the 27th day of March 1862 and the date of his enlistment was the 15th day of August 1861 as will appear from his original certificate of discharge herewith presented. His age is 37 years and upwards is five feet eight inches high dark complection brown eyes and black hair and is by occupation a carpenter-. That while service aforesaid and in the line of his duty he was attacked by a fever while serving at Camp Leslie near Washington City on or about the 1st of January in the year 1862 and when he recovered from the same this sickness had nearly made him blind and from that time to this his eye sight has been very bad so much so as to materily hinder him from obtaining his living by manual labour said disability still exists - since his discharge he has resided part of the time in Delaware County in the State of New York and part of the time in Schuyler County State of New York his ocupation since he was discharged has been that of a carpenter.

"He resides in Schuyler County State of New York his post office address being Lawrence Schuyler County New York. He here by appoints D.D.T. Benedict of Havana New York his attorney to prosecute this claim authorizing him to receive the pension certificate he says that he has never received or applied for a pension previous to there presents and that his residence and post office is as above stated. L.N. Teachman.

"Also personaly appeared Phylarmen Redner and Ansel Barker Residing in the towns of Catharine and Hector in the County of Schuyler and state of New York and in the County of Schuyler and State of New York persons whom I certify to be respectible and entitled to credit and who being by me duly sworn say that they were present and saw Luke N. Teachman. Sign his name to the forgoing declination; that they have every reason to believe from the appearance of said claimant and their acquaintenances with him that he is the identical person he represents himself to be, and that they have know interest in the prosecution of this claim.

"Signed, Phylarmen Redner and Ansel Barker

"Sworn to and Subscribed before me this 25th day of January A.D. 1870 And I here by certify that the contense of the above desliration ad affidavit were fully made known and explained to the applicant and witnesses before the same were sworn to and I certify hereby that I have know interest direct or indirect in the prosecution of this claim.

"Edward Kendall

"Clerk of Schuyler Co., NY"

10 May 1870 - Leander Teachman was murdered at Liberty, Missouri. From George R. Teachman.

16 May 1870 - Teachman family arrived at Ashland (NE) by train to homestead. J.H. Teachman obituary.

7 Jul. 1870 - Clay County, MO pays for burial clothes for (Leander) Teachman: "The Court allows M. Goldman $8.00 in Clay County for a coat and pants purchased by David S. Roper to bury poor person named --- (Leander) Teachman in as per account filed - County Warrant ordered."

Early 1870's - "Grandfather homesteaded not far from our old farm, near Axberg. Mother told me, they had the lumber and got in such an argument where to build, they separated. Grandfather went to Lincoln, and at his death was buried in the old soldiers ring at Wyuka. Dad and grandmother took up homesteads in Kansas. Grandmother died at Uncle Luke's and is buried at Lamont, Oklahoma." - From Teachman Memories by Inez Teachman Tecker.

6 Nov. 1871 - Homestead application no. 9576: "Land Office at Lincoln, Nebraska Nov. 6th, 1871. I, Luke N. Teachman, of Lancaster Co. Neb., do hereby apply to enter, under the provisions of the Act of Congress approved May 20, 1862 entitled "An Act to secure homesteads to actual settlers on the public domain," the North East Quarter of Section two (2), in Township twelve (12) N., of Range Seven (7) East, containing 179 18/100 Acres."

25 Oct. 1872 - Della R. (Dolly) Mackey was born at Jackson, Michigan to John and Mary Teachman Mackey. Dolly Mackey Ellis' Ohio death certificate. On the death certificate, with information provided by John F. Ellis, the mother's information is listed as: "(1st not known) - Teachout."

9 Oct. 1874 - Ruth Miller was born in Bradner, Ohio. From obituary.

1 Oct. 1875 - Joe Teachman files homestead of SW1/4 of Sec. 34, Twnshp. 13N, R7E, 160 acres is recorded. Saunders County courthouse records.

7 May 1877 - Lancaster County Judge's Term Docket Book No. 5, Page 70, Margaret vs. Luke Teachman. "Case called and set for May 19th at one o'clock p.m., defendant withdraws motion to dismiss."

19 May 1877 - Lancaster County Judge's Term Docket Book No. 5, Page 70, Margaret vs. Luke Teachman. "One o'clock p.m. case called, parties appeared and trial had to the court. Sundry witnesses sworn and examined on behalf of the parties. Plaintiff and defendant and case submitted to the court Wherefor the court finds that the right of property or ownership of the property mentioned in plaintiffs affidavit and the right of possession thereof was at the commencement of this suit in the said plaintiff. He's therefore considered and adjudged by the court on said 19th day of May A.D. 1877 that said plaintiff have and recover from said defendant Luke Teachman her costs in this behalf sustained taxed to 20.45 as follows, towit; Court costs $5.90, Constable Swellilick $9.55, Witnesses Joe Teachman $1.00, Jas. Teachman $1.00, F.W. Riddill $1.00, J.N. Bell $1.00, Peter Melick $1.00 and Henry Westfall $1.00."

21 May 1877 - Final Homestead Proof required under Section 2291 of the Revised Statues of the United States: "We, Barney N. Lewis and Jasper N. Bell, do solemnly swear that we have known Luke N. Teachman for 7 years last past; that he is head of a family consisting of wife and 5 children, a citizen of the United States; that he is an inhabitant of the North East Quarter of Section No. 2 in Township No. 12 of Range No. 7E, and that no other person resided upon the said land entitled to the right of Homestead or Pre-emption.
That the said Luke N. Teachman entered upon and made settlement on said land on the 6th day of November, 1871, and has built a house thereon 16 by 16 feet with one door and one window and has lived in the said house and made it his exclusive home from the 6th day of November, 1871, to the present time, and that he has, since said settlement, plowed, and cultivated about 20 acres of said land, and has made the following improvements thereon, to wit: built stable 12 by 20 ft., granery 8 by 6 ft, set out a few forrest trees and a few fruit trees."

21 May 1877 10 a.m. - Lancaster County (NE) Deed Record Book U, P. 464: Final Receivers Receipt No. 6327, Application No. 9376, Homestead. "Received, May 21st 1877 of Luke N. Teachman, $8 balance of payment required by law for the entry of NE1/4 Sec. 2 T12 R7E containing 179 18/100 acres."

21 May 1877 10:10 a.m. - Lancaster County (NE) Deed Record Book U, P. 464: "For value received I hereby assign and transfer to H.H. Blodgett the within and all right title and interest I have in the same," Luke N. Teachman. Payment was $1600.

25 Jun. 1877 - Lancaster County (NE) Deed Record Book Vol. U, P. 571: Warranty Deed from Sanford Morris to Margaret Teachman in consideration of $400, W1/2SW1/4SW1/4SE1/4 Sec. 31 T10 R7E containing five acres... that they are free from incumbrance except one mortgage of $250 with interest.

27 Jun. 1877 - Lancaster County (NE) Deed Record Book Vol. U, P. 577: Warranty Deed from Luke N. and Margaret Teachman for $2000 to H.H. Blodgett, NE1/4 of Sec. 2, T12 R8E containing 178 18/100 acres.

1877 - James H. Teachman homesteads in Rooks County, Kansas, near the Solomon River. (From his obituary.)

28 May 1878 - Lancaster County (NE) Deed Record Book Vol. X, P. 269: Warranty Deed from Luke N. and Margaret Teachman for $2000 to H.H. Blodgett, NE1/4 of Sec. 2, T12 R7E containing 178 18/100 acres.

1880 - Census. Teachman (Joseph) husband, WM34, M. Farmer. b. NY.

1 Sep. 1883 - Sarah J. Teachman, wife of Joseph Teachman dies and is buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Saunders County. From cemetery records.

15 Mar. 1884 - James H. Teachman proves up on homestead in Rooks Co., KS; No. 5812 (KS Vol. 193 p. 295); SE1/4 S13 T6S R17W, Rooks Co., KS.

20 Mar. 1884 - Joseph Teachman signs his will. Last will and testament: "I, Joseph Teachman, being of lawful age and sound mind do make and execute this my last will and testament. To my father, Luke Teachman, I give devise and bequeath the sum of five dollars. To my mother, Margaret A. Teachman, I give devise and bequeath the use and proceeds of all my property both personal and real during her natural life after all other devises and bequests are satisfied as herein requested. To my brother George I devise the sum of twenty-five dollars. To my sisters Mary A. and Hannah M. each the sum of five dollars. To my brothers James H. and Samuel W. and Luke, each I devise and bequeath all of my property both personal and real that shall remain at the death of my mother to be divided equally between them. I do hereby nomination and appoint C.C. Lurney (spelling of last name may be incorrect) and G.C. Gunver (spelling of last name be incorrect) executors of this my last will and testament hereby authorizing and empowering them to promise, adjust, release and discharge in such manner as they may deem proper the debts and claims due.

"I do also authorize and empoweer them if it shall become necessary in order to pay my debts to sell by private sale or in such manner upon sch proper all or any of (torn page) purchase to execute, acknowledge and deliver in fee simple.

"I desire no appraisement and no sale of my personal property be made and the Court of Probate direct the omission of the same in pursuance of the Statutes.

"In testimoney hereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 20th Day of March, A.D. 1884 at Ceresco, Ne."

(Note - Probate began on the will in April, 1884.)

21 Mar. 1884 - Joseph Teachman dies in Ceresco. From probate and cemetery records. From the Wahoo newspaper, Thursday, March 27, 1884: "Teachman - At his home in Cerecso on Friday March 21st 1884 of catarorhal peumonia, Joseph Teachman aged 38 years. Mr. Teachman was an old resident of the county and highly respected by those who were acquainted with him. He served in war and was a brave soldier - always doing his duty. He lost his wife about 6 months ago and this loss deeply affected him. He leaves some relatives and in this county many friends who mourn his loss. May his memory ever be cherished by his G.A.R. comrades and his numerous friends."

1884 - James Teachman received the homestead in Saunders County. From Saunders County Court House records.

23 Mar. 1884 - George Teachman was in the Lancaster Poor House. From records of his receiving $25 for clothes from the estate of Joseph Teachman.

5 May 1884 - The probate of Joseph Teachman's will began: "In County Court, Saunders County, Nebraska; In the Matter of the Estate of Joseph Teachman, deceased. The petition of J. C. Gruver, executor of the will of Joseph Teachman, deceased, respectfully shows: That the personal property of said deceased, consists of horses, household furniture, buggy, harness, corn, and also an undivided one half interest in a store and some other property as a member of the firm of Teachman & Andrus, which said property aside from the store is probably worth the sum of Three Hundred Dollars.

"That it is necessary to sell the same except said store for the purpose of paying debts & expenses of administration. That said property has not been appraised.

"Wherefore, petitioner prays the order of the court that said personal property be sold at public sale."

4 Jul. 1884 - George Teachman dies and is buried in Stockton, Kansas, or Kirwin, Kansas, or Ceresco, Nebraska. From George R. Teachman.

6 Aug. 1884 (Date of filing) Saunders Co. (NE) Deed Book W p. 244 - Margaret Teachman sells property to James H. Teachman: Witnesseth, that the said parties of the first part for an in consideration of the sum of One Dollar and other valuable Consideration received and to them duly paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged have sold and by these Presents to Grant, Convey and confirm unto said party of the second part his Heirs and assigns, all that certain piece parcel or tract of Land situated in the County of Saunders and State of Nebraska more particularly known and described as follows to wit: The South West Quarter of Section numbered thirty four in Township numbered thirteen north of Range numbered Seven - East of the Sixth Principal Meridian in said County and State containing 160 Acres according to the Government Survey Together with all and singular the Hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining and also all the Estate right, title Interest and claims whatsoever as well in Law as in Equity of the said party of the first part, of in, and to the same with the appurtenances.

And the said Margaret Teachman, Mother of the said Luke Jr., Samuel W. and James H. Teachman does hereby grant, remice, release and forever convey unto the said party of the second part, all her right, title and Estate of Dower and Life Estate in and to the foregoing described premises.

And the said parties of the first part for their Heirs, Executors and Administrators do hereby covenant and agree to and with the said party of the second part his Heirs and assigns that the said parties of the first part at the time of the Ensealing and delivery of these presents are Lawfully seized in their own rights of a good, absolute and indefeasible estate of Inheritance in fee simple, of and in all and singular - the above granted premises, with the appurtenances and have goo, right, full power and lawful authority to grant and convey the same in the manner aforesaid and that the same are now free and clear of and from all former and other grants, charges, assessments, taxes and Incumbreances of whatsoever nature all of said parties of the first part are Unmarried and the said parties of the first part and their heirs the above, granted premises with the appurtenances against all persons whomsoever lawfully claiming or to claim the same shall and will warrant and by these presents forever defend.

In Witness whereof the said parties of the first part have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above written.

Margaret Teachman, Luke Teachman JR., S.W. Teachman.

The State of Kansas, Rooks County. On this 28 day of June A.D. 1884 before me the Subscriber, a Justice of the Peace duly Elected commissioned and qualified for and residing in said County personally appeared Margaret Teachman, Luke Teachman Jr. and Samuel W. Teachman, Mother & Brothers all to the Heirs of Joseph Teachman Deceased and all Unmarried to me known to be the identical persons described in and who executed the foregoing conveyance as Grantors and they severally acknowledged the said Instrument to be their voluntary act and deed. In Testimony Whereof I have herewith set my hand at my office in said County the day and year last above written. Solomon Young, Justice of the Peace.

Margaret Teachman et al to James H. Teachman

This Indenture made this twenty first day of June in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Eighty four between Margaret Teachman, Luke Teachman Jr., and Samuel W. Teachman all of Rooks County Kansas. Mother and Brother Hins and Legatees of Joseph Teachman deceased late of the County of Saunders and State of Nebraska of the first part and James H. Teachman of Rooks County State of Nebraska of the second part.

6 Jun. 1885 - Luke N. Teachman applies for pension.

"On the 6th day of June, A.D. 1885 personally appeared before me, Clerk of the District Court, a court of record within and for the County and State aforesaid, Luke N. Teachman aged 65 years, a resident of the City of Lincoln, county of Lancaster, State of Nebraska, who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the identical Luke N. Teachman who was ENTROLLED on the 15th day of August, 1861, in Company 'F' of the 50th Regiment and was honorably DISCHARGED at Camp Leslie Md on the 27th day of March, 1862... That while a member of the organization aforesaid, in the service and in the line of his duty at Camp Leslie in the State of Maryland on or about January, 1862, he contracted and was stricken down with Typhoid Pneumonia, which attack lasted for several weeks and entirely prostrated him and resulted in and caused disease of kidneys, toxipitity of liver, dropsy, weak back, sore and weak eyes and general disability by reason of which said diseased and disabilities he was discharged... Since leaving the service he resided at Hancock, NY April 1862 to fall of 1863. That since leaving the service this applicant has resided near town of Smith Valley, NY 1863 to 1870 then to State of Nebraska until now, and his occupation has been that of a physician and laborer."

22 Jun. 1885 - Luke Teachman marries Mary Etta Marsh in Rooks County, Kansas. From George R. Teachman.

1886 - James H. Teachman returns to Nebraska. (From his obituary.)

21 Mar. 1886 - James H. Teachman marries Emma Biggerstaff. From marriage license. (Note - Samuel Biggerstaff gave his permission for Emma to marry.)

1 May 1886 - Edward Teachman is born in Kansas to Luke and Mary Teachman. From 1900 Census and George R. Teachman.

1887 - Lincoln City directory: "Teachman, Luke N., inventor and pres. of the Wood Preserving Mfg. Co. r. cor. II and 4th."

14 June 1887 - Margaret A. Teachman proves up on homestead in Rooks Co., KS; No. 8433 (KS Vol. 198 p. 307); SE1/4 S25 T6S R17W, Rooks Co., KS

29 Dec. 1887 - Luke Teachman purchases land from the federal government in Rooks Co., KS (No. 4703, KS Vol. 172 p. 398), NE1/4 S13 T6S R17W, Rooks Co., KS.

8 Jul. 1888 - Albert Vernon Teachman born in Stockton, Kansas. From George R. Teachman.

9 Jul. 1888 - Albert Vernon Teachman born in KS to Luke and Mary Teachman. From 1900 Census.

7 Jan. 1889 - Lancaster County, NE Real Estate Transfer, Book 45, Page 412: Quit Claim Deed: "Know all men by these Presents: That H.H. Blodgett an unmarried man and Luke N. Teachman husband of Margaret Teachman of the County of Lancaster and State of Nebraska for the consideration of One Dollars hereby Quit claim and convey to James Kelly of the County of Lancaster and State of Nebraska the following described Real Estate situate in the County of Lancaster and State of Nebraska to wit: Lots Two (2) and Three (3) of Irregular tract in South East Quarter of Section (31) in Township Ten (10) North of Range Seven (7) East of 6th P.M. being all of South West 1/4 of South West 1/4 of South East 1/4 of said Section No. 31. In Witness Whereof We have set our hand the Seventh Day of January 1889.

H.H. Blodgett

Luke N. Teachman

7 Jan. 1889 - Lancaster County, NE Real Estate Transfer, Book 45, Page 412: Quit Claim Deed: "Know all Men by these Presents that Margaret Teachman of the County of Rooks and State of Kansas for the consideration of One Dollars hereby Quit claim and convey to James Kelly of the County of Lancaster and State of Nebraska the following describer Real Estate situate in Lancaster Precinct in the County of Lancaster and State of Nebraska to wit: Lots No. 2 and 3 of Irregular Tracts in South East 1/4 of Section Thirty-One (31) in Township Ten (10) North Range Seven (7) East of 6th P.M. being all of South West 1/4 of South West 1/4 of South East 1/4 of said Section No. 31. In Witness Whereof I have set my hand this Second Day of January 1889.

(Her Mark)

Margaret Teachman

In Presence of J.H. Teachman

Witness to her mark. J.H. Teachman and Luc (sic) Teachman

The State of Kansas

Rooks County

Be it remembered That on the second day of January 1889 before the undersigned a Notary Public a Notary Public in and for said County personally came Margaret Teachman to me known to be the identical person described in and who executed the foregoing Deed as grantor and acknowledged said instrument to be her voluntary act and deed. Witness my hand and Notary seal the day and year last above written.

H.C. Smither

29 Jan. 1889 - Grace Jane Teachman is born in Nebraska to James H. and Emma Teachman. (From wedding license, Grace was 17 on 8/14/1906.)

25 Oct. 1889 - Luke N. Teachman files for divorce from Mary Ann (sic.) Teachman. From the Daily Nebraska State Journal. See 12/25/1842 marriage.

12 Dec. 1889 - Divorce between Luke and his wife is dismissed. From court records.

22 Jan. 1890 - Ruth A. Miller marries John H. VanDyke in Dickinson, Kansas. See 8/31/1892 petition for divorce.

22 Sep. 1890 - Hannah Teachman born in Stockton, Kansas to Luke and Mary Teachman. From George R. Teachman.

29 Sep. 1890 - Luke N. Teachman signs his last will and testament.

"The last will and testament of Luke N. Teachman, Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. considering the uncertainty of this mortal life and being of sound mind and memory (blessed be Almighty God for the same) do make and publish this my last will and testament, to take effect after my death.

"I give and bequeath to my wife Margaret Ann Teachman One dollar and my son James Teachman One dollar. To my son Luke Teachmann (sic.) One dollar To my sone (sic.) Samuel Teachman One dollar To my daughter Mary McKey one dollar And To my daughter Hanner Rhods (sic.) one dollar and all the balance of my estate, both real and personal, of every name and nature, I give and bequeath to H.H. Blodgett and all I may hereafter acquire, I give and bequeath to H.H. Blodgett.

"In witness whereof, I hereunto set my hand and seal this 29 day of September A.D. 1890."

Luke N. Teachman

6 Mar. 1891 - Hazel Blanch VanDyke is born in Kansas to Ruth and John VanDyke. From Inez Tecker.

31 Aug. 1892 - Ruth A. VanDyke files for a divorce against her husband, John H. VanDyke. From petition for divorce Saunders County Courthouse:

"Comes now the plaintiff and complains of the defendant for that on the 22nd day of January 1890, at Dickinson in the State of Kansas, she was married to the defendant and that she has ever since said marriage conducted herself toward the defendant as a faithful, chaste and obient wife.

"And the plaintiff further says that for more than six months last past she has been and now is a resident of Saunders County and State of Nebraska, and that there was born of said marriage one child, named Hazel Blanch VanDyke.

"And the plaintiff further says that the defendant is an able-bodied man and is well able to support this plaintiff and her child and notwithstanding he is able to support her child and herself, the defendant wantonly and cruelly refuses and neglects to support this plaintiff and her said child.

"And the plaintiff further represents that said defendant, wholly and regardless of his obligations as a husband has become addicted to the excessive use of intoxicating liquors and has for two years last past been an habitual drunkard.

"And the plaintiff further represents that the said defendant is a man of vicious and vulgar habits and is wholly unfit to be entrusted with the care, custody and education of their said child, and the plaintiff therefore prays that she may be divorced from the said defendant, and that she may be given the custody of said child and that the defendant be decreed to pay her reasonable alimony, and for such other further and different relief as equity may require, and for the costs of this suit."

(Note - At this time, John VanDyke was residing in a different state, and there is no divorce decree on file at the Saunders County Courthouse.)

7 Jun. 1893 - Roy A. Teachman is born in KS to Luke and Mary Teachman. From George R. Teachman.

19 Aug. 1893 - Emma, wife of James H. Teachman dies and is buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Richland township in Saunders County. From Cemetery records. From the Wahoo Wasp, August 31, 1893: "Mrs. James Teachman died very suddenly last Saturday. She had been ill for some weeks, but not thought dangerously. The cause of her death is supposed to be some peculiar condition of the blood, causing it to clog in the heart and stopping its action. Her death being so unexpected, was a shock to the whole community."

12 Jan. 1894 - Luke N. Teachman dies. From Nebraska State Journal, Jan. 13, 1894: "Luke N. Teachman died yesterday morning at his home, Third and H streets, aged 78. The funeral will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the house.

"Interment will take place under the auspices of the G.A.R." He is buried in the military area of Wyuka Cemetery in Lincoln, Nebraska.

15 Jan. 1894 - Petition for Appointment of Special Administrator for the estate of Luke N. Teachman:

"To the Hon. Isaac W. Lansing County Judge, for the County of Lancaster, in the state of Nebraska.

"The Petition of J.C. Crocker who is of the age of 21 years and upwards, of the County of Lancaster State of Nebraska, respectfully shows:

"That Luke N. Teachman departed this life at Lincoln, County of Lancaster, State of Nebraska, on the 12th day of Jan. 1894 leaving his last Will and Testament, as your petitioner is informed and verily believes, and that deceased has no relations in Nebraska, and H.H. Blodgett is his creditor.

"That said deceased was at and immediately previous to his death an inhabitant of Lancaster County, State of Nebraska, and that he was possessed of personal estate to be administered of the value of about $225.00 as your petitioner is informed and verily believes.

"And your petitioner further shows that the names, ages and residence of the heirs at law of said deceased, and other persons interested in said estate, are as follows:

"Name

"Margaret Teachman, Kansas.

"James Teachman, Kansas.

"Luke Teachman, Kansas.

"Samuel Teachman, Kansas.

"Mary McKey, Palmyra, New York.

"Hannah Rhodes, Michigan.

"Your petitioner further says that it is necessary that a special administrator should be appointed for the reasons following, that is to say: To look after his personal property and collect his debts and pay his funeral expenses.

"Wherefore your petitioner prays that H.H. Blodget (sic.) be appointed special administrator of the estate of said deceased, and that such other and further orders and proceedings may be had in the premises as as (sic.) may be required by the statutes in such cases made and provided. This 15th day of Jan. 1894."

10 Feb. 1894 - Luke N. Teachman's will is appealed:

"Objection To Probate"

"In the Court of Lancaster County, Nebraska.

"In the manner of the probate of the Alleged Will of Luke N. Teachman, deceased.

"Comes now, James H. Teachman, Luke Teachman, Samuel N. Teachman, Hannah Rhodes and Mary Mackey, heirs at law of said Luke N. Teachman and Margaret A. Teachman, widow of said Luke N. Teachman and object to the probate of the alleged will filed herein for the following reasons;

"1. Because the said Luke N. Teachman was not of sound mind and memory and was not capable of making a valid will at the time of the execution of the said instrument.

"2. Because the said Will was procured by undue influence and fraud exercised and perpetrated upon the said Luke N. Teachman by the beneficiary hereof towit; H.H. Blodgett; and that said alleged Will was not the free and voluntary act or will of the said testator.

"3. Because the said H.H. Blodgett, beneficiary in said Will was the attorney and confidential advisor of said Luke N. Teachman and by reson of such relation procured the execution of the said alleged Will.

"4. These contestants further object to the probate of said Will because the said pretended will was procured by the said H.H. Blodgett by procuring the said Teachman to become intoxicted, and that the said Blodgett procured and furnished the said Teachman with intoxicating liquors and caused him to become so far intoxicated as to be unfit to transact business, and while in such state of intoxication procured the execution of the instrument filed herein.

"Wherefore these contestants pray that the court refuse to probate the said Will and set the same aside and hold it for naught.

"Ricketts and Wilson, attys. for the contestants."

14 Feb. 1894 - Luke Teachman takes a homestead of the SW1/4 of Section 26, Township 25N of Range No. 3 W.I.M. He took part in the Oklahoma land rush. Homestead document provided by George Teachman.

7 May 1895 -

Notice of Appeal

"Whereas on or about the 7th day of May 1894 Isaac W. Lansing, County Judge made an order setting aside the will and Testament of Luke N. Teachman deceased. I, Harrison H. Blodgett, proponent, notify James H. Teachman and the other heirs at law of Luke N. Teachman deceased that I will appeal said case to the District Court of Lancaster County, Nebraska.

"Harrison H. Blodgett, proponent."

We have found no record that the appeal was actually filed.

14 Apr. 1895 - James H. Teachman married Ruth VanDyke in Saunders County, Nebraska. From marriage license.

The James H. Teachman farm east of Ceresco, Nebraska

29 Nov. 1894 - Hattie E. Mackey, 26, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, marries Marten L. Crawford of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Michigan marriage records.

1896 - Neva Cowen was born. She married Edward H. Teachman and they had Carl, Harold, Blaine, George, Wanda, Twylah, Lora and Douglas. From cemetery records in "The Silent Cities of Grant County, Oklahoma".

11 Feb. 1896 - Margaret A. Teachman requests widow's pension: "I am the claimant in this case, and I have just heart the affidavit... read and I certify that their affidavit is true in every respect. I have no income whatever beyond what I get from my one cow and fifteen chickens, from which I occasionally sell a little butter and eggs. My son, James Teachman, who has a family, and is 44 years old and who lives in Nebr. occasionally helps me a little, perhaps $20 or $15 in a year. I am 73 years old and unable to work and unless I get my pension soon will have to ask aid from the county."

22 Mar. 1896 - William Allen Teachman was born in NE to James H. and Ruth Teachman. From Miller-Teachman family tree.

4 May 1898 - Florence M. Teachman was born in NE to James H. and Ruth Teachman. From Miller-Teachman family tree.

15 Jun. 1898 - Ada Vera Teachman is born in Dayton, Oklahoma Territory. From George R. Teachman.

28 Nov. 1898 - Mina May Teachman is born in NE to James H. and Ruth Teachman. From Miller-Teachman family tree.

16 Sep. 1900 - Charles C. Teachman is born in Oklahoma to Luke and Mary Teachman. From George R. Teachman.

1904 - John F. Mackey dies and is buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Solon Township, Kent County, Michigan. Cemetery records.

19 Nov. 1904 - Inez Naomi Teachman is born in NE to James H. and Ruth Teachman. From Miller-Teachman family tree.

2 Mar. 1905 - Margaret Teachman dies and is buried in Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Grant County, Oklahoma. From "The Silent Cities of Grant County, Oklahoma". She and Samuel share a tombstone.

11 Oct. 1905 - Pensioner dropped. Certificate No. 422619. Class, Widow. Pensioner: Margaret A. Teachman. Soldier, Luke M. Service: Pvt. 50 NY Engrs. Pensioners was last paid $8 to 4 Febr., 1905. Stockton, Kans.

9 Feb. 1906 - Merle Amanda Teachman was born on a farm near Ceresco, Nebr., to James H. and Ruth Teachman. From her obituary.

15 Aug. 1906 - Grace J. Teachman marries Chas. W. Clark. From marriage license.

1908 - Dovie Kilgore is born. She married Albert V. Teachman and they had Calvin, Melvin, Luther and Mary Ellen. Both she and Albert were buried in the Lamont, Oklahoma Cemetery. From cemetery information in "The Silent Cities of Grant County, Oklahoma".

1908 - Mary A. Teachman Mackey dies and is buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Solon Township, Kent County, Michigan. Cemetery records.

18 Nov. 1912 - Willard Harlen Teachman is born in NE to James H. and Ruth Teachman. From Miller-Teachman family tree.

16 May 1914 - Dolly R. Mackey, 41, marries Harry P. Ellis, 41, both of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Michigan marriage records.

27 Jan. 1915 - Fern Emily Teachman is born in NE to James H. and Ruth Teachman. From Miller-Teachman family tree.

Fall, 1915 - James and Ruth Teachman move to University Place in Lincoln, NE. (From obituary.)

15 Mar. 1915 - James and Ruth Teachman sell homestead: "We, James H. Teachman and Ruth Teachman, husband and wife, of the County of Lancaster and State of Nebraska, for and in consideration of the sum of $25,725.00 in hand paid by Charles Axburg do here by GRANT, BARGAIN, CONVEY and CONFIRM unto the said Charles Axburg of the County of Saunders and State of Nebraska the following described Real Estate, situated in the County of Saunders and Lancaster County and State of Nebraska to-wit: The South West Quarter (SW1/4) of Section Thirty Four (34), in Township Thirteen (13), North, Range Seven (7), E. of the 6th P.M. in Saunders County, Nebraska and the North Half of the North West Quarter (N1/2NW1/4) of Section Three (3), in Township Twelve (12) North, Range Seven (7), E. of the 6th P.M. In Lancaster County, Nebraska containing 257 and 26/100 acres."

2 Dec. 1918 - William Allen Teachman and Elizabeth Clementine Mann marry in Jacksonville, Florida.

4 Nov. 1921 - Merle Amanda Teachman dies. From obituary.

1923 - James and Ruth Teachman move to a farm east of Bethany, Lancaster County, Nebraska. From James Teachman's obituary.

18 Jan. 1924 - S. Biggerstaff Jr. dies. From Saunders County cemetery records.

21 May 1925 - Florence M. Teachman Wood dies. From obituary.

1931 - James and Ruth Teachman move back into the old family home at 4813 Leighton. From Inez Tecker.

14 Jul. 1933 - James H. Teachman dies. From probate records and obituary. He is buried in the Havelock Cemetery at 70th and Adams in Lincoln.

3 Aug. 1933 - James H. Teachman probate states:

"The petition of Ruth A. Teachman who is of the age of twenty-one and upwards, of the County of Lancaster, State of Nebraska respectfully shows:

"That James H. Teachman, late of Lancaster County, State of Nebraska, departed this life in Lincoln, Lancaster County, State of Nebraska, on the 14th day of July in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and thirty three leaving a last Will and Testament, as your petition is informed and verily believes; that your petitioner is the widow of the deceased; that said Will is in due form of law and has been filed in this Court for Probate, but does not nominate any person to act as executor;

"That said deceased was, at and immediately previous to his death, an (word covered) Lancaster, State of Nebraska and that he was possessed of an Estate, situate and being in the County of Lancaster, State of Nebraska to be administered, and that the estimated value of the real estate is not known to petitioner at this time: your petitioner is informed and verily believes.

"And your petitioner further shows that the names, ages, and residence of the heirs at law of said deceased/and other persons interested in his estate are as follows:

Ruth A. Teachman, widow of the deceased, Lincoln, Nebraska;

Hazel B. Johnson, step-daughter; of Lincoln, Nebraska; (nee VanDyke);

William Allen Teachman, son; of Lincoln, Nebraska;

Mina M. Woodhouse, nee Teachman, daughter; of Rawlins, Wyoming;

Inez N. Tecker, nee Teachman, daughter; of Parks, Nebraska;

Willard H. Teachman, son, age 20 years; of Lincoln, Nebraska;

Fern Teachman, age 18 years; daughter, of Lincoln, Nebraska;

and Keith Wood, age 10 years, son of Florence M. Wood, nee Teachman,

(illegible) daughter of said James H. Teachman, deceased, Sutherland, Nebr.

"The court therefore prays that all persons interested in said estate may be duty cited as required (illegible) this Court may seem proper, to show cause, if any there be, who said Will should not be probated and allowed and why administration of said estate may be granted to petitioner, Ruth A. Teachman, widow of said deceased, as administratrix with Will Annexed, and that such other and further order and proceedings may be (illegible) premises as may be required by the statutes in such case made and provided.

Dated: August 3, 1933

"The following is a full and perfect inventory of the Real and Personal Estate of the said deceased so far as the same has come to the possession of knowledge of the undersigned Administratrix of said Estate:

REAL ESTATE

"The North Half (N1/2) of the Southwest Quarter (SW1/4) of Section Fifteen (15) Township Twenty Four (24), Range Sixty Eight (68) West of the Sixth Principal Meridian, located one mile west of Wheatland, Wyoming, under irrigation. Value estimated at about $2,600.00

"The Southeast Quarter (SE1/4) of Section Thirteen (13), Township Six (6), South of Range Seventeen (17) West of the Sixth Principal Meridian, in Rooks County, Kansas.

"The West Half (W1/2) of the Northwest Quarter (NW1/4) of Sectio Thirteen (13), Township Ten (10) North of Range Seven (7), East of the Sixth Principal Meridian, (except two (2) acres in the southeast corner constituting a cemetery) in Lancaster County, Nebraska.

"Lot five (5) and the East Ten Feet and Eight Inches (E10Ft.8In.) of Lot Six (6), in Block One Hundred Seventeen (117) in University Place, Lancaster County, Nebraska, known as 4813 Leighton, Lincoln, Nebraska, constituting the homestead of the deceased.

"Lot Twenty Two (22) in Block Nineteen (19) in Fairview Cemetery, Lancaster County, Nebraska."

Articles

Cash on hand at the time of decease, None.

One old horse; a few old farming tools, one cow, one bull all of the estimated value of about

Personal effects, no market value.

One Chevrolet Coupe, 1927 Model, value about $40.00 is licensed in the name of deceased, but belongs to Willard H. Teachman, a son of deceased, the car having been licensed in deceased's name because of the then minority of said Willard H. Teachman, so that insurance could be carried."

7 Sep. 1942 - Ruth Teachman dies. From obituary. She is buried in Havelock Cemetery.

7 Apr. 1944 - Luke Teachman dies at his home in Lamont, Oklahoma and is buried in the Lamont, Oklahoma cemetery. From George R. Teachman and "The Silent Cities of Grant County, Oklahoma."

1948 - Mary Teachman, wife of Luke, dies and is buried in the Lamont, Oklahoma cemetery. From "The Silent Cities of Grant County, Oklahoma".

29 Jan. 1953 - William Allent Teachman dies. From obituary. He is buried in the Havelock (Fairview) Cemetery.

26 Jun. 1955 - Samuel William Teachman dies in Enid, Oklahoma, and is buried in Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Grant County, Oklahoma. He is buried next to Margaret Teachman. From "The Silent Cities of Grant County, Oklahoma" and George R. Teachman.

3 Jun. 1956 - Edward Henry Teachman dies and is buried in the Lamont, Oklahoma cemetery. From "The Silent Cities of Grant County, Oklahoma".

6 Jun. 1956 - Edward H. Teachman dies at his home east of Salt Fork, Oklahoma. From George R. Teachman.

19 Jan. 1957 - Albert Vernon Teachman dies in TonKawa, Oklahoma. From George R. Teachman.

5 Nov. 1958 - Hannah Teachman Zumwalt Woodring dies in Blackwell, Oklahoma. From George R. Teachman.

15 Jan. 1969 - Roy Andrue Teachman dies in Enid, Oklahoma. From George R. Teachman.

29 Jan. 1969 - Roy Teachman dies and is buried in Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Grant County, Oklahoma. From "The Silent Cities of Grant County, Oklahoma".

12 Feb. 1971 - Charles C. Teachman dies and is buried in Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Grant County, Oklahoma. From "The Silent Cities of Grant County, Oklahoma".

24 Dec. 1971 - Neva M. Teachman dies and is buried in the Lamont, Oklahoma Cemetery. From "The Silent Cities of Grant County, Oklahoma".

10 Jan. 1972 - Willard Harlen Teachman dies. From Miller-Teachman family tree.

July 1979 - Ada Teachman Duggan dies. From George Teachman.

15 May 1992 - Hazel VanDyke Johnson Beman died in the Washington, D.C. area. She was living with her daugher, Hazel Marie, at the time. Her body was donated to the University of Nebraska Medical Center. From Joan Shurtliff's personal records.

Mar. 1994 - Fern Teachman Harrison dies in El Paso, TX. Social Security Death Index.

7 Jul. 1995 - Mina Teachman Woodhouse dies in Rawlins, Wyoming. She was buried in Havelock Cemetery. From Joan Shurtliff's personal records.

2 Nov. 2001 - Calvin Leroy Teachman dies. From George Teachman.

14 Jul. 2002 - Inez Teachman Tecker dies in Wray, Colorado. She was the last surviving child of J.H. Teachman. From obituary.

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