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     The State of Nebraska, USA 

26 June 2010

http://www.mckownfuneralhome.com/viewListing.asp?listId=1654

Maynard died Monday, March 15, 2010 at the Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk, Nebraska.

Maynard I. Higgins was born August 22, 1911 in Riverdale, Nebraska to John and Dora (Willard) Higgins. He grew up and worked in the Kearney area until his retirement. On April 22, 1934 Maynard was united in marriage to Letha J. Fox in Kearney. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII from July 1943 - September 1945. In 1977 the couple retired and moved to Columbus. He was a member of the American Legion Club and the V.F.W. Club in Kearney.

He is survived by:

Son: Lynn Higgins of Columbus, NE

He was preceded in death by:

Wife: Letha Higgins , Father: John Higgins , Mother: Dora Higgins , 2 Sisters , 3 Brothers

HIGGINS JOHN E 28 M W IL NE BUFFALO CENTER TWP 1910
Name Age
John E Higgins 28
Dora Higgins 26
Clarence L Higgins 3
Floyd M Higgins 9/12

HIGGINS JOHN E 37 M W IL NE BUFFALO THORNTON 1920
Name Age
John E Higgins 37
Dora Higgins 35
Clarence Higgins 13
Floyd Higgins 10
Maynard Higgins 8
Irma Higgins 6
Marvin Higgins 3 9/12

1930; Census Place: Divide, Buffalo, Nebraska; Roll 1267; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 10; Image: 90 (No Image Available)
Name Age

John E Higgins 48
Dora Higgins 46
Floyd M Higgins 20
Maynard I Higgins 18
Erma R Higgins 16
Marvin E Higgins 12
Edna J Higgins 5

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02 June 2010

Looking for information on the family connected to the following real picture postcard that was mailed from Fairbury, Nebraska to  A.F. Higgins in May, Oklahoma on March 13, 1912.

    

One other photo in the set that is not a postcard was one of a baby, captioned on the back with "John Harman Higgins , age 9 months"

Contact the webmaster if you have any details.

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13 Nov 2008

SOURCE: Biographical sketches of the Nebraska Legislature; and national and state officers of Nebraska (1895)



PAGE 136 -BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES. -

HON. WILLIAM P. HIGGINS, WESTCOTT, NEBRASKA

POPULIST representative from the fifty-sixth district, was born in Harrison county, Mo., January 18, 1864. In 1875 he came with his father's family to Custer county, Douglas Grove township, and he is still living there. He attended the common schools, and later entered the Baptist Seminary at Gibbon in 1882, where he remained two years, after which he went one year to the Methodist Episcopal College at York. His father's death made it necessary  for him to return home in the spring of 1885 to take charge of the farm, and he is still farming near the town of Westcott. Mr. Higgins was elected supervisor on the county board in the fall of 1886, as a republican, but joined the populists in 1889. In 1892 he was sent to the legislature from his district, and he was re-elected in the fall of 1894. Mr. Higgins serves on the committee on engrossed and enrolled bills, and public lands and buildings. He is greatly interested in the relief work of the legislature and in all legislation pertaining to irrigation. On these subjects he frequently takes the floor and always talks briefly and to the point.

- Closest Census Match - Subject to confirmation -

HIGGINS ADRIAN A 54 M W TN MO HARRISON UNION TWP 1870
Name              Age
Adrian A Higgins 54
Mary E Higgins 42
Mary J Higgins 21
Sophrona H Higgins 15
Amanda E Higgins 12
Nancy R Higgins 8
William P Higgins 6
Lizzie E Higgins 4
Elcena S Higgins 2
Alfred A Higgins 3/12

Household:1880
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace

Adron (ADRIAN) A. HIGGINS Self M Male W 65 NC Farmer NC NC
Mary E. HIGGINS Wife M Female W 53 TN Keeps House TN TN
Safrona HIGGINS Dau S Female W 25 MO At Home NC TN
Nancy HIGGINS Dau S Female W 18 MO At Home NC TN
William P. HIGGINS Son S Male W 16 MO Farm Laborer NC TN
Lizzie E. HIGGINS Dau S Female W 14 MO At Home NC TN
Elisina HIGGINS Dau S Female W 12 MO At Home NC TN
Alfred A. HIGGINS Son S Male W 10 MO Attend School NC TN
Hattie HIGGINS GDau S Female W 4 NE At Home MO MO
Mary J. HIGGINS Other Female W 30 IL Keeps House NC TN
Source Information:
Census Place Precinct 3, Custer, Nebraska
Family History Library Film 1254745
NA Film Number T9-0745
Page Number 276A


Possible Connected Information at
http://www.nebraskahistory.org/lib-arch/research/manuscripts/family/gaddis-higgins.htm

http://files.usgwarchives.org/ne/custer/cemeteries/douglas.txt
DOUGLAS GROVE CEMETERY, Custer County, Nebraska
Higgins, Mary E., 1827-1907, "Mother"
Higgins, Adrian A., "Father" 1815-1884
Higgins, Ruby A., Oct 26, 1910 - Jan 20, 1991

22 Aug 2008

http://papabob.net/Documents/WebCity%20Directory%20of%20Fairbury.htm
The City Directory of Fairbury, Nebraska - 1904

Higgins, Anna, Teacher, res 905 7.
Higgins, D W, Eng R I, res 524 5.
Higgins, Genevieve, Dr Mkr, res 905 7.
Higgins, Jas, Ret, res 714 F.
Higgins, J P, Ret, res 905 7.
Higgins, Maude, Ho Kpr, res 905 7.
Higgins, Mrs M J, Ret, res 719 E.
Higgins, Peter, Prop Bill Hall, res 1019 4.
Higgins, Wm, Bartender, res 401 D.

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   17 Feb 2008
http://www.harmanwrightmortuary.com/obitdetail_archived.asp?ID=163
Beatrice Daily Sun - (Feb/3/2008)
Duane D Higgins, 86, Beatrice, died Saturday, October 27, 2007 at his home. He was born near Lewiston, NE on October 16, 1921. He graduated from Lewiston High School. He then joined the US Coast Guard from 1941 to 1945. He married Lorena Kruse May 25, 1945 in Marysville, Kansas. He worked for Dempster’s MFG. He lived and farmed near Bookwalter, NE before moving to Tecumseh and then Wymore where he helped several farmers and a dairy farm west of Beatrice for 18 years. In 1974 they moved to Beatrice and he worked for the Beatrice City Parks Dept. from 1975 until he retired in 1987. He was a member of the Westside Baptist Church in Beatrice and was a past deacon. Duane enjoyed gardening, woodworking in his shop, watching all sports especially Atlanta Braves Baseball and Nebraska Football.

He is survived by his wife, Lorena; children, Gary and wife Sharon of Holmdel, NJ, Terry and wife Theda of Beatrice, Karen Zimmerman of Napa Valley CA, Gerald and wife Crystal of Beatrice, Janice Stromitis of Beatrice, Kellie Thomas and husband George of Beatrice, Patty Earl and husband Kevan of Amelia, OH; 16 grandchildren; 3 step grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; 1 step great grandchild; brother, Carl Higgins and wife Marjorie of Laurel, Montana; sister, Shirley Bennet and husband Ira of Billings, Montana; sister-in-laws and brother-in-laws, Mildred Higgins of Beatrice, Amelia Higgins of Amsterdam, NY, Bill Stuteville of Vancouver, WA, John Kruse and wife Darlene of Elwood, NE, Carl Kruse and wife Marjorie of Cannon City, CO, Dorothy Siske of Steinauer, NE, Harry Kruse and wife Marlene of Blue Springs, NE, Walter Kruse and wife Anita of Beatrice, Shirley Kruse of Albuquerque, NM; numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents John and Bertha (Bain) Higgins; granddaughter Rebecca Higgins (1980); sisters, Goldie Higgins, Wilma Hutchison, Helen Tennant; brothers, Clarence Higgins, Lloyd Higgins and infant brother Eldon Higgins.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 AM Wednesday, October 31, 2007 at the Harman-Wright Mortuary Chapel, Beatrice. Pastor Jon Palmquist officiating. The burial will be at the Evergreen Home Cemetery, Beatrice, NE. A family prayer service will be held 9:45 A.M. Wednesday at the Mortuary, The body will lie in state at the Harman-Wright Mortuary in Beatrice Monday from 5 PM-9 PM and Tuesday from 9 AM to 9 PM. then one hour preceding services. The Family will greet friends at the Mortuary from 6PM-8PM on Tuesday evening. Memorial established to the family choice with the mortuary in charge. A register book is also available online at www.harmanwrightmortuary.com for messages of condolence. Harman-Wright Mortuary, Beatrice in charge of arrangements.

Social Security Death Index
Name: Duane Donald Higgins
Last Residence: 68310 Beatrice, Gage, Nebraska
Born: 16 Oct 1921 Died: 27 Oct 2007
State (Year) SSN issued: California (Before 1951 )

1930; Census Place: Turkey Creek, Pawnee, Nebraska; Roll: 1289; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 18; Image:
756 (No image available)
Name Age

John Higgin 40
Bertha Higgin 38
Clarence Higgin 18
Wilma Higgin 16
Loyd Higgin 13
Carl Higgin 11
Dwane Higgin 8
Goldie Higgin 5
Helen Higgin 10

HIGGINS JOHN 30 M W NE NE PAWNEE STEINAUER 1920
Name         Age
John Higgins 30
Bertha Higgins 27
Clarence Higgins 8
Wilma Higgins 6
Lloyd Higgins 3
Carl Higgins 1
Helen Higgins 9/12

HIGGINS ANDREW D 57 M W IL NE PAWNEE STEINAUER PCT 1910
      Image 1 & 2
Name Age
Andrew D Higgins 57
Belle Higgins 44
John Higgins 20
Leala Higgins 15
Ollie Higgins 13
Velma Higgins 9
Roswell Higgins 4
Lessa Higgins 11/12

HIGGINS ANDREW 47 M W IL NE NEMAHA GLEN ROCK PCT 1900
Name Age
Andrew Higgins 47
Belle Higgins 33
Arley A Higgins 13
Johnnie A Higgins 10
Mary L Higgins 6
Ollie J Higgins 3

Household:1880
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age
Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 
James HIGGINS Self M Male W 27 IL Farmer IRE IRE
Kate HIGGINS Wife M Female W 20 NE Keeping House IRE PA
F. HIGGINS Son S Male W 1 NE IL NE
A. HIGGINS Dau S Female W 1M NE IL NE
Andrew HIGGINS Brother S Male W 29 IL Farmer IRE IRE
 
Source Information:
Census Place Glen Rock, Nemaha, Nebraska Family History Library Film 1254752
NA Film Number T9-0752
Page Number 107D


HIGGINS ANDREW 19 M W IL NE OTOE OTOE PCT 1870

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  26 Nov 2007

Source: Pioneer Tales of the Oregon Trail and of Jefferson County By Charles Dawson-Published 1912
MICHAEL HIGGINS
Mr. Higgins was born in County Roscommon, Ireland, in 1832, and came to America in the early 60's. His first employment was in the construction of railroads in the new West. Homesteaded in Antelope Precinct, Jefferson county, Neb., in 1868. He soon acquired capital to become a contractor, which business he followed until his death, in 1904. His boys were interested with him in all of the many contracts on nearly every railroad of the Middle West. Mr. Higgins married Miss Annie O'Neal after coming to America, and the following are the children : James, John, Peter, Thomas, William, George, and Michael. Mrs. Higgins died in 1888. The Higgins boys are living in and around Fairbury, engaged in various lines of business.

HIGGINS MICHAEL 37 M W ENGL NE JEFFERSON ANTELOPE PCT 1870

Household:1880
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age
Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace


Michael HIGGINS Self M Male W 45 IRL Farmer IRL ENG
Ann HIGGINS Wife M Female W 50 IRL Keeping House IRL ENG
James HIGGINS Son S Male W 23 NY IRL ENG
John HIGGINS Son S Male W 21 NY IRL ENG
Peter HIGGINS Son S Male W 19 NY IRL ENG
Thomas HIGGINS Son S Male W 18 NY IRL ENG
William HIGGINS Son S Male W 16 NY IRL ENG
George HIGGINS Son S Male W 14 NY IRL ENG
Michael HIGGINS Son S Male W 12 NY IRL ENG
Kate HIGGINS Other S Female W 17 PA Servant IRL IRL

Source Information:
Census Place Antelope, Jefferson, Nebraska Family History Library Film 1254750
NA Film Number T9-0750 Page Number 616B


Michael's Children
HIGGINS JAMES 42 M W NY NE JEFFERSON N-WD FAIRBURY 1900
HIGGINS GEO 32 M W NY NE JEFFERSON ANTELOPE PCT 1900
HIGGINS GEORGE 43 M W NY NE JEFFERSON FAIRBURY PCT 1910
HIGGINS PETER 39 M W NY NE JEFFERSON ANTELOPE PCT 1900
HIGGINS THOMAS H 47 M W NY NE JEFFERSON FAIRBURY PCT 1910

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  13 Sep 2006 
Source: Portrait and Biographical Album of Gage County, Nebraska Gage County, Nebraska Biographical pgs 722-23

CALVIN K. HIGGINS resides on section 35,Midland Township; he has closely been identified with public affairs in this county since 1874. He was born on the 17th of June,1844 in Pittsfield Maine, and is the son of Heman and Betsey (Tibbits) Higgins, natives of Maine and still residing in that state. Our subject is the eldest of four children, of whom Charity became the wife of William Dyer and resides in Burnham; George in Clinton; and Mary, the wife of Henry Lancaster, in Palmyra, all in their native state.
Our subject spent the early years of his life on his fathers farm, engaged in the various duties incident to a country life and attending the common schools, applying himself with such diligence to his studies that he secured a very good education. When his term of schooling was concluded he engaged in the profession of teaching, which he followed for five winters, alternating the arduous duties of the school room with the free and independent life on a farm during the summer. In 1872 he went to Lowell and served as watchman in one of the large cotton mills of that manufacturing city, retaining his position for one year, whence in 1874 he came to Nebraska. He had a sufficient amount of money to enable him to purchase 40 acres of land in this county and with a yoke and oxen he broke the sod, prepared it for cultivation, erected a primitive style "Shanty", and established himself in his "Bachelors Hall". By unceasing industry and due economy our subject prospered and accumulated quite a competence, which enabled him in the fall of 1881 to settle where he now resides. He owns 160 acres of splendid farming adjoining the city of Beatrice, which is values very highly, for which he has been offered $150.00 dollars per acre. He has erected a neat and commodious dwelling and a good set of farm buildings, and in various ways has he improved the land and added to its attractiveness.
A view of his place: 


                                                  C.K.Higgins Farm
 

But such a pleasant home could not be graced alone by the owner, and in the same year that he established himself in his new home he brought his charming bride to share the comforts with him. The lady was Miss Rebecca Murgatroyd, who was born in Wisconsin on the 3rd of April 1857,and is the daughter of Emaunuel and Ellen (Newson) Murgatroyd, of Beatrice. Two children, name May Ellen and Charlie, now bless the home of our subject and his wife. To Mr. and Mrs. Murgatroyd there were born 10 children, five of whom are living; Thomas in Dakota; Margaret, now Mrs. Middleton, of Gage County; Mrs Higgins; Ann, now Mrs Eccleston, of Saunders County, Nebraska. and Mary at home with her parents in Beatrice.
While our subject gives close attention to the work on his fine farm, and combines with his agricultural pursuits the raising of stock and good horses, he yet has time to devote to the service of the public and assumes a share of the labors tensing to the public improvement. He has acted in the capacity of School director, and in various ways has manifested his interest in the advancement of education and morality. He does care to identify himself with any political party, but supports the men whom he thinks best qualified to fill public offices, irrespective of party. All his wealth has been accumulated by his own energy and good management, aided by the inspiring presence and kind advice from his wife, and among men he is known to possess an unblemished reputation.

HIGGINS HEMAN 48 M W ME ME SOMERSET PITTSFIELD 1860
 
HIGGINS HERMAN A 58 M W ME ME SOMERSET PITTSFIELD 1870 

Household:1880
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age
Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 

E. MURYATROYD Self M Male W 59 ENGLAND Farmer ENGLAND ENGLAND 
Ellen MURGATROYD Wife M Female W 60 ENGLAND Keeping House ENGLAND ENGLAND 
Rebecca MURGATROYD Dau S Female W 22 WIS At Home ENGLAND ENGLAND 
George MURGATROYD Son S Male W 20 WIS At Home ENGLAND ENGLAND 
Anne MURGATROYD Dau S Female W 18 WIS At Home ENGLAND ENGLAND 
Mary MURGATROYD Dau S Female W 16 WIS At Home ENGLAND ENGLAND 
Ranson SNELL Other S Male W 17 MO Servant PENN PENN 

Source Information:
Census Place Beatrice, Gage, Nebraska Family History Library Film 1254749 
NA Film Number T9-0749 Page Number 47C 


Household:1880

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age
Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace 

Calvin K. HIGGINS Self S Male W 35 ME Farmer ME ME 

Source Information:
Census Place Rockford, Gage, Nebraska Family History Library Film 1254749 
NA Film Number T9-0749 Page Number 69C 


HIGGINS CALVIN H* 56 M W ME NE GAGE MIDLAND TWP 1900 

HIGGINS E* K 65 M W ME NE GAGE MIDLAND TWP 1910 
   *Error in original reading of images

HIGGINS CALVIN K 75 M W ME NE GAGE MIDLAND 1920 
  
Household:1880
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age
Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 

William DYER Self M Male W 48 ME Farmer ME ME 
Charity T. DYER Wife M Female W 35 ME Keeps The House ME ME 
William F. DYER Son S Male W 18 ME Works On The Farm ME ME 
Benson B. DYER Son S Male W 13 ME Goes To School ME ME
Herman H. DYER Son S Male W 3 ME At Home ME ME 
Source Information:
 
Census Place Pittsfield, Somerset, Maine Family History Library Film 1254487 
  NA Film Number T9-0487 Page Number 453B 


  HIGGINS GEO W 51 M W ME ME KENNEBEC CLINTON 1900 
     Image 1 Bottom & Image 2 Top (Only George Higgins in Clinton ,this census)

  HIGGINS GEORGE 61 M W ME ME KENNEBEC CLINTON 1910 

  HIGGINS GEORGE W 70 M W ME ME KENNEBEC CLINTON 1920 

Another biography of Calvin and his family

added 24 Mar 2009

Source: History of Gage County, Nebraska By Hugh Jackson Dobbs
(WESTERN PUBLISHING AND ENGRAVING COMPANY -1918)

CALVIN K. HIGGINS is another of the sterling pioneers who has achieved independence and liberal prosperity through many years of active association with farm industry in Gage county, and his admirably improved farm home, in Section 35, Midland township, is in close proximity to the city of Beatrice,— a fine rural demesne that gives full evidence of the thrift and good management that have been brought to bear in its development.

Mr. Higgins is a scion of the staunchest of New England stock in both the paternal and maternal lines and a representative of families early founded in the Pine Tree state, his paternal grandfather, Ephraim Higgins, having been born at Mount Desert, Maine, on the shores of the Atlantic, and having become one of the substantial farmers of his native state, where he passed his entire life, a number of his brothers having become seafaring men. Calvin K. Higgins was born in the town of Pittsfield, Somerset county, Maine, on the 17th of June, 1844, and is a son of Heman and Betsy (Tibbetts) Higgins, who passed their entire lives in the old Pine Tree state, where the father was a farmer by occupation. Mr. Higgins is the eldest in a family of four children; Charity, who became the wife of William Dyer, continued to reside in Maine until her death; George is a prosperous farmer at Clinton, that state; and Mary, the widow of Henry Lancaster, resides at Pittsfield, Maine. In connection with his farm enterprise the father was for a number of years engaged in lumbering operations, felling the timber and running the logs down the streams to the mill. He was a Democrat in politics.

Calvin K. Higgins was not denied in his youth a full measure of experience in connection with the work of the somewhat austere New England farm, and that he made good use of the advantages afforded in the common schools is shown by the fact that as a young man he became a successful and popular teacher in the rural schools of his native state. He taught five winter terms, and during the intervening seasons continued his association with farm work. In 1872 he went to Lowell, Massachusetts, where for one year he was employed as a watchman in a large cotton mill, and in 1875 he came to Nebraska and numbered himself among the ambitious young pioneers of Gage county. His resources were such that he was able to purchase forty acres of unimproved land, in Midland township. In the primitive little shanty which he built on his farm he maintained "bachelor's hall." and success attended his activities. He finally sold this place and purchased his present fine farm estate, which comprises one hundred and eighty-four acres and which he had improved with excellent buildings and accessories that mark it as one of the most attractive homesteads of the township, the land being now exceptionally valuable. On his first farm, near Holmesville, he continued to maintain sway as a bachelor for six years and he then took unto himself a companion and help meet who has been his earnest coadjutor during the long intervening period and who has shared with him in the joys and sorrows that are the common lot of humanity.

On the 7th of June, 1881, was solemnized the marriage of Mr. Higgins to Miss Rebecca Murgatroyd, who was born in the state of Wisconsin, April 3, 1857, and who is a daughter of Emanuel and Ellen (Newson) Murgatroyd. Her parents were born and reared in England, where their marriage was solemnized. They became pioneer settlers in Gage county, Nebraska, where they passed the remainder of their lives- Of their ten children only four are now living. Mr. and Mrs. Higgins have six children: May is the wife of Harvey Essam and they reside in Logan township; Charles, a graduate of the Beatrice high school, remains at the parental home and has active management of the farm; Pansy likewise continues a member of the home-circle; Edith was graduated in the University of Nebraska, was for two terms a teacher in the schools of her native state and is now in the employ of the government, at Washington, D. C., engaged in the scientific testing of seeds; Grace remains at the parental home; and Julia was graduated in the Nebraska Agricultural College as a member of the class of 1918.

A man of strong mentality and well fortified opinions, Mr. Higgins has been well fortified for leadership in community sentiment and action and has been known as one of the progressive and public-spirited citizens of Gage county. He has not been ambitious for public office but has rendered efficient service as a member of the school board of his district and is a Republican in his political allegiance. In connection with his general operations as an agriculturist and stock-grower he has developed a fine dairy herd of Jersey cows, and the milk from the same is sold to appreciative customers in the city of Beatrice.
 
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  12 Sep 2006
Source: Portrait and Biographical Album of Gage County, Nebraska ,pgs. 480-81

JOHN R. HIGGINS, in the spring of 1882,settled upon a track of wild land on section 26,in Grant Township, which by the excise of common industry he has transformed into a valuable farm. It is 160 acres in extent, already well supplied with good buildings, and each year adds something to the attractiveness and value of the property. Not the least among the surroundings conducive to the comfort of the family is fine young orchard of choice apple trees, and Mr. H. has also planted shade trees, having in view the comfort of his livestock and general embellishment of of the farm. Peoria, Illinois had previously been the home of our subject, where he live from the time he first drew breath until reaching manhood. He was born August 22, 1854,and is the son of James and Mary (Burns) Higgins who settled in Peoria County during its pioneer days.
James Higgins was born in Ireland and crossed the Atlantic when a mere boy, settling with his parent in Peoria, Illinois, during the days when it was known as Fort Clark. There he was reared to manhood, receiving a limited education and married Miss Burns, whose parents had likewise emigrated to the west about the same time the parents of Mr. Higgins settled in Peoria County. His father, James Higgins, was a marble cutter by trade and at this employment spent a great part of his active life. He was a man of many excellent qualities and became one of the most highly respected citizens of Peoria where he spent many years and where his death occurred, when his son the subject was but a lad of tender years. The mother had previously passed away and thus young John R. was orphaned at an early age. He had two brothers and one sister, and upon the death of the father, the family was scattered, the brothers having to take care of themselves and the sister died in infancy in Peoria.
James Higgins, the younger brother of our subject is a resident of Virginia and is engaged in the hardware business. John R. Higgins, thrown upon his own resources early in life, made his way through many difficulties and secured a practical education. This experience, however, proved of essential benefit, making him independent and self reliant and fitting him admirably for the difficulties which are the common lot of man. He suffered no discouragement to overcome him, and in due time began to see his way toward the establishment of a home of his own. On the 1st of March, 1877,he was united in marriage with Miss Melissa, daughter of Peter and Melissa (Robinson) Sheen, the wedding taking place at the home of the bride in Woodford County, Illinois. Peter Sheen was formerly one of the most prominent residents of Peoria, whence he came to Nebraska about 1882. He is now an extensive land owner in Grant Township. He settled in Peoria when it was but a hamlet containing but one store. He married his wife there, and she is yet spared to her home and family.
Mrs. Higgins was born in Peoria Illinois, April 22,1857 and was reared to womanhood in her native town, acquiring a common school education. She was carefully trained by an excellent mother to those habits of industry and economy which have fitted her to preside properly over the home which has been built up solely by honest labor. Of her union with our subject there having been born children, two of whom, Arthur and Jessie are living. Herbert and an infant died at the age of about twenty days. Mr. Higgins has very little time to devote to political matters but keeps himself informed upon current events and uniformly votes the Democratic ticket. Both he and his excellent wife stand well among their neighbors and their home forms the resort of a large circle of warm friends.

Census Findings (Based on available information -
unconfirmed)

  SHEEN PETER 39 M W IREL IL PEORIA RADNOR TWP 1860 

  HIGGINS JOHN R 46 M W IL NE GAGE GRANT PCT 1900 

  HIGGINS JOHN R 55 M W IL NE GAGE GRANT TWP 1910 

  HIGGINS JOHN R 65 M W IL NE GAGE GRANT 1920

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13 May 2006 
http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ne/county/holt/1893/illh.html 
1893 Roster of Nebraska Veterans-Illinois Enlistees
Name Rank Unit 1893 Residence State Enlisted 
Higgins, W W Sgt F 5 Cavalry Omaha Illinois 
Onsite link:

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~mjhiggins/n-cw1ai.htm#il 

-Best Match on this census-
HIGGINS WM W 24 M W IL IL CRAWFORD ROBINSON TWP 1870 

Service record:
Source:
Roster of Officers and Enlisted Men. 9 vols. Springfield. 1900.
Name: William W Higgins , 
Residence: Robinson, Illinois 
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on September 14 1861.
Mustered in Company F, 5th Illinois Cavalry
Regiment on October 15 1861.
Reenlisted in same Company on January 25 1864
Mustered out on October 27 1865 in Springfield, IL 

1900 -Unreadable-
HIGGINS WILLIAM W 64 M W IL NE DOUGLAS 6-WD OMAHA 1910

HIGGINS WILLIAM W 75 M W IL NE DOUGLAS 2-WD;OMAHA 1920

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http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ne/county/holt/1893/new_hamp.html 

1893 Roster of Nebraska Veterans-New Hampshire
Enlistees
Name Rank Unit 1893 Residence State Enlisted 
Higgins, Sidney B. Captain E,6 Rushville New Hampshire

On site link:

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~mjhiggins/n-cw2.htm#nh  

Source:
Revised Register of the Soldiers and Sailors of
New Hampshire in the War of the Rebellion 1861-1866.
Concord: Evans, 1895

Service Record:
Name: Sydney B Higgins , 
Residence: Chesterfield, New Hampshire 
Enlisted as a Corporal on October 18 1861 at the age of 20.
Mustered in Company E, 6th New Hampshire
Infantry Regiment on November 28 1861.Promoted to Full Sergeant.
Reenlisted on December 24 1863
Wounded on October 01 1864 at Poplar Springs Church, VA
Promoted to Full Sergeant 1st Class on January 01 1865
Promoted to Full Lieutenant 1st Class on March 06 1865
Mustered out on July 17 1865 in Alexandria, VA 

-Best match in Iowa Census'-
HIGGINS SYDNEY B 54 M W NH NE SHERIDAN MILAN PCT 1900 


HIGGINS SIDNEY B 68 M W NH NE SHERIDAN MILAN PCT 1910 

HIGGINS SYDNEY B 78 M W NH NE SHERIDAN WOUNDED KNEE 1920 

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19 Feb 2006
1910 Omaha Nebraska City Directory
 With Selected Census Scans

Higgens, Kate (Widow Melvin), boards 820 S. 23rd
   -2961 Pacific -
   Higgins, Anna, boards 2961 Pacific
   HIGGINS ANNIE O 59 F W OH NE DOUGLAS 7-WD OMAHA 1910 
   Higgins, Anna O., (widow Jonathan G.), boards 2961 Pacific
   Higgins, Frank P., salesman W.F. Shelton Land Agency, boards 2961 Pacific 
   Higgins, Joy M., clerk U.S. Internal Revenue Department, boards 2961 Pacific 
     
Higgins, Anna L., clerk R.E. Welch, boards 3819 California

Higgins,Block,1611 Howard
Higgins, Bruce J., driver City Garbage Company, boards 1610 North 24th
Higgins, Catherine, (widow Patrick), resides 4208 Burt
Higgins, Charles R., laborer, resides 1419 Browne
   HIGGINS C R 34 M W NE NE DOUGLAS 5-WD OMAHA 1910 

Higgins, Edgar A., advertising Manager Storz Brewing Company, resides 141 North 41st
    HIGGINS EDGAR A 33 M W CANA NE DOUGLAS 11-WD OMAHA 1910 
    HIGGINS EDGAR A 42 M W CANA NE DOUGLAS 9-WD;OMAHA 1920
Higgins, Ezra D., bookkeeper Bankers Reserve Life Company, resides 2774 Burt
   HIGGINS EZRA D 47 M W NY NE DOUGLAS 4-WD OMAHA 1900
Higgins, Fred T., Agent C. St. P. M.& O. Railway, boards 2774 Burt 
   -census matched by profession, not address-
   HIGGINS FRED T 33 M W NE NE DOUGLAS 9-WD OMAHA 1910 
   HIGGINS FRED T 45 M W NE NE DOUGLAS 3-WD; OMAHA 1920
Higgins, Fred W., driver Henry Foley, rooms 201 South 24th

Higgins, Grace E., (widow Charles S.), resides 3712 North 24th 
   -Census matched by daughter Daisy's profession, not address-
   HIGGINS GRACE E 61 F W MO NE DOUGLAS 12-WD OMAHA 1910 
   Higgins, Daisy, musician, boards 3712 North 24th
 
Higgins, Horace M., clerk U.P.R.R., boards 2736 Decatur
   HIGGINS HORACE M 24 M W IA NE DOUGLAS 6-WD OMAHA 1900
   HIGGINS HORACE 28 M W IL NE DOUGLAS 6-WD OMAHA 1910 
   HIGGINS HORACE M 47 M W IA NE DOUGLAS 9-WD;OMAHA 1920
Higgins, Jerome S., boards 2774 Burt
Higgins, Jonathan J., clerk Nebraska Telephone Company, rooms 546 south 26th Avenue

Higgins, Kate, domestic,1608 South 32nd Avenue
Higgins, Leon C., cigar maker Gate City Cigar Factory, resides 2212 Nicholas
   HIGGINS LEON C 30 M W IA NE DOUGLAS 8-WD OMAHA 1910 

Higgins, Lum, carpenter, resides 1114 North 22nd
     HIGGINS LUM 53 M W IA NE DOUGLAS 8-WD OMAHA 1910 
     HIGGINS LUM 63 M W IA NE DOUGLAS 10 -WD; OMAHA 1920
Higgins, L. Earl, clerk Paxton Hotel, boards 2116 North 21st
Higgins, Mabel C., bookkeeper, Crofoot & Scott, boards 3702 Cass
Higgins, Margaret, (widow William), resides 2116 North 21st
Higgins, Mary E., stenographer, C.W. Hull Company, rooms 2313 Douglas
Higgins, Matilda A., (widow George), boards 958 North 27th Avenue
Higgins, Nellie, boards 4028 Burt
Higgins, Patrick, boards Drexel Hotel
Higgins, Robert F., cleaner The Pantorium, resides 2904 Gold
     HIGGINS ROBERT F 59 M W MO NE DOUGLAS 2-WD;OMAHA 1920
Higgins, Thomas J., colr. Paxton & Gallagher Company, boards 2718 Sprague
    HIGGINS THOMAS J 25 M W IA NE DOUGLAS 12-WD OMAHA  1910 

Higgins, William, laborer, resides 1610 North 24th
 -3702 Cass-
   Higgins, William A., real estate, resides 3702 Cass
   HIGGINS WILLIAM A 60 M W NJ NE DOUGLAS 9-WD OMAHA 1910 
   HIGGINS WILLIAM A 69 M W NJ NE DOUGLAS 10 - WD; OMAHA 1920 
   Higgins, Leslie A., reporter World Herald, boards 3702 Cass 
   Higgins, Bertha N., boards 3702 Cass
  
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12 Jan 2006  

http://www.rootsweb.com/~nebuffal/krny1952/p067.htm
 

POLK'S KEARNEY CITY (Buffalo County, Nebraska) DIRECTORY, 1952

Higgins Clarence L (Kathryn M) driver Kearney Crmry h 2720 Avenue E
--       Jas L (Cora M) h315 W 32d
--       John E (Dora W) jan IOOF Hall h311 W 26th
--       Marvin E (Dorothy; Stubby's Mkt) h320E 23d
--       Maynard A (Letha) asst formn Chicago Lbr Co h2008� Avenue A 

The Kansas Collection has been moved to
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links starting with
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http://www.rootsweb.com/~nebuffal/biosvnr/141.htm  Original Source

BIOGRAPHICAL SOUVENIR of the Counties of Buffalo, Kearney, and Phelps in Nebraska Containing Portraits and Biographies of all the Presidents of the United States and of the Governors of the State. Also of many of the prominent and representative citizens and sketches of many of the early settlers of these counties. Chicago, F.A. Battey and Company, 1890.

Original posting
� Mona J Houser 1998, 1999, 2000 for NEGenWeb Project
BIOGRAPHICAL SOUVENIR OF BUFFALO COUNTY 

Samuel Higgins, the first actual settler in the township of Cedar, Buffalo County, was born on the banks of the Penobscot river, in Maine, March 30, 1811. His paternal grandfather made his home on the banks of this beautiful stream prior to the revolutionary war, and his father, William Higgins, was the second white male child born along its wooded banks. William Higgins was an active participant in the war of 1812. He accidentally crossed the picket lines and was captured by the English, but afterwards escaped. He died in 1838. Samuel Higgins, the subject of this sketch, left his parental home in Maine in 1837, and determined to see some of the country in which he lived. He visited several of the principal states in the Union, remaining for a short time in each. After a few years profitably spent in traveling, he settled on a farm in Grant country, Wis., where he remained for thirteen years. He was one to the pioneer residents of that territory, and voted for it to become a state. It was on November 10, 1872, when Mr. Higgins came to Buffalo Country, Nebr. He built a small shanty in the town of Gibbon, then the county seat, where he left his family while he prospected for a claim. He finally settled on a homestead in Cedar township and also took a timber claim adjoining. His first house consisted of a "dug-out," in which he spent the winter of 1873-4, which was very mild and dry. His visitors consisted almost exclusively of Indians, who often called and asked for food or feed for their ponies. He fried pan-cakes once, but the Indians were not satisfied unless he provided coffee to drink. An Indian is a hard customer to please. Occasionally one would call in an exceedingly bad humor and would refuse to extend the hand of friendship. They were always armed to the teeth, and strenuously objected to the whites killing any wild game. On one dark night Indians tried to break in the door of his "dug-out" but were frightened away. Mr. Higgins was always careful not to incur the ill-will of the red men, for he was the only white settler in all that region at that time, and he knew it meant sure death to him if he offended an Indian. In the spring of 1873, settlers began to come in and it was not long before quite a settlement was effected. One of the notable incidents of the early settlement was the terrible snowstorm or blizzard in April of 1873. At that time Mr. Higgin's live chattels consisted of two horses, a cow and a calf. The cow was completely snowed under and smothered, while the calf was dug out of the snow four days afterwards alive, but pretty hungry. It was the worst storm in the history of the country, and there has been no blizzard since anywhere equal to it. Mr. Higgins always possessed unbounded faith from the first in the future development of this country, and although many tried to discourage him, yet he went straight ahead setting out trees and preparing to do his share towards improving the country, notwithstanding the fact that he had had thirty acres of corn destroyed for three consecutive years by grasshoppers. His grove is timber is now one of the very finest in the country and consists of cottonwood, ash, maple and boxelder.
Mr. Higgins was married twice. His first wife bore him nine children, and his second, two--one of whom is dead. His farm consists of one hundred and sixty acres, and is one of the best improved in the county. He has frequently held various offices of responsibility, but has as often refused to accept office, and was at one time treasurer of the Boonesborough Manufacturing Company, of Boonesborough, Iowa, a position of great trust and responsibility. When the war broke out he offered his services to his country, but was rejected on account of his extreme age. He has been an earnest and consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal church for sixty years, and has always taken great interest in religious affairs, and especially in the Sunday school. Mr. Higgins has written some very fine essays, but the object and scope of this work are such as to preclude the insertion here of one of his productions.

1880 Census Household:

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age
Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace 

Samuel HIGGINS    Self M Male     W 69 ME Farmer CAPE COD CAPE COD 
Ellen HIGGINS       Wife M Female W 50 ENG Keep House ENG ENG 
Sampson HIGGINS Son S Male      W 13 WI ME ENG 

Source Information:
Census Place Schneider, Buffalo, Nebraska 
Family History Library Film 1254743 
NA Film Number T9-0743 Page Number 296D 


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  02 Sep 2005
http://www.kancoll.org/books/andreas_ne/platte/platte-p5.html

Andreas' History of the State of Nebraska PLATTE COUNTY
JOHN G. HIGGINS, County Judge and attorney and counselor at law, first located in Columbus in the early part of the summer of 1870, and engaged in the practice of law, which he has since followed; he was elected County Judge in Platte County, in October, 1871, and has since presided in that office; he is now serving on his sixth term; he has a practice of from $2,0000 to $3,000 per year, beginning a stranger with the people. He was born in La Salle County, Ill., April 2, 1845; he entered the University of St. Mary of the Lake, in Chicago, Ill., and graduated in June, 1863; he then entered the Law School of the Chicago University--Mr. H. Booth being Dean--where he attended five successive terms, and was admitted to the bar at Ottawa, Ill., in 1867; previous to going to Ottawa, he was four months in the law office of M. D. Brown, of Chicago, Ill.; he remained at home from the fall of 1867 to October, 1869, at which time he went to Council Bluffs, Iowa, and lived there five months, being principally in the office of V. A. Gregg; he went to Columbus in April, 1870. Was married in Omaha, October 25, 1869, to Miss Annie O'Conner, who was born in La Salle County, Ill.; they have six children living and one deceased--John M. (deceased), Catharine E. M., Joanna M., Edward B., Francis P., Annie, and an infant daughter not yet named.

View 1870 NE Census Scan     J G Higgins   age 27 

1880 Census Household:

 
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age 
  Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace

  John G. HIGGINS   Self M Male     W 35 IL Lawyer IRE IRE 
  Annie HIGGINS      Wife M Female W 28 IL Keeping House IL IL 
  Bessie K. HIGGINS  Dau S Female  W  7 NE IL IL 
  Joy HIGGINS          Dau S Female  W 5 NE IL IL 
  Edward B. HIGGINS Son S Male     W  3 NE IL IL 
  Frank P. HIGGINS    Son S Male    W  1 NE IL IL 
  Rosa BORN             Other S Female W 16 SWIT Servant SWIT SWIT

 
Source Information:
  Census Place Columbus, Platte, Nebraska
  Family History Library Film 1254754
  NA Film Number T9-0754 Page Number 142A
 

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29 May 2005 
Source: History of Hamilton and Clay Counties, Nebraska published 1921 

L.A. HIGGINS

Among Harvard's representative business men is numbered L.A. Higgins, proprietor of a Hardware Store, who owes his success and advancement in a business way to his close application and determined purpose. He comes from Illinois, his birth having occurred in Peoria County, July 23,1868, his parents being J W and Caroline (Hunt) Higgins, who are likewise natives of Illinois. In 1885 with their son L.A., was a youth of seventeen years, they came to Nebraska, settling in Buffalo County, and throughout his entire life the father followed the occupation of farming until his unfaltering industry and perseverance have brought him sufficient capitol to enable him to live retired, since which time he and his wife have made their home in Amherst, Nebraska. They have always been loyal to the teaching of the Methodist Episcopal Church, in which they hold membership and Mr. Higgins has long given his political support to the Democratic party.. For a number of years he served as County Supervisor in Buffalo County and in many tangible ways has manifested his allegiance to all those interests which make for good citizenship and the welfare of the state.
L.A. Higgins is the eldest of a family of ten children. Liberal educational advantages were accorded him and he is today a well read man. He attended the district schools in Buffalo County, Nebraska, and throughout life has added much to his early knowledge gained in the schools by reading, by study and by observation. He started out to provide for his own support by farm work and later secured a clerkship in a store when twenty five years of age. There he was employed as a salesman until 1896 , when he moved to Kearney Nebraska and obtained a position as a clerk in a hardware store, continuing in that place for four years. In 1901 he removed to Harvard and formed a partnership with W.E. Jakway and E.E. Hinkle of Lincoln, for the purchase of a hardware business which has been continued under the name L.A. Higgins Hardware Company until the present time. Mr. Higgins started out in this business in a small way but now has an extensive stock of shelf and heavy hardware and his patronage is most gratifying. He has ever realized that satisfied patrons are the best advertisement and he puts forth every effort to please his customers, while his straightforward dealings and progressive methods insure him a continuance in the trade. In 1896, in Kearney, Nebraska, Mr. Higgins was married to Ella Eutsler, who was born in Iowa and whose father was one of the prominent early farmers of Dawson County, Nebraska. Mr and Mrs. Higgins have become the parents of five children: Marguerite, the wife of Ernest D. LeFevre , a farmer of Stockham, Nebraska: Howard, who operates an elevator at Harvard: L.A., who is in the employ of his father : Clyde and Blanche, who are attending school. Mr. and Mrs. Higgins have many warm friends and their social position is an enviable one, the best homes of the community being at all times open to them. Mrs. Higgins is a member of the Christian church. Mr. Higgins belongs to the Masonic fraternity and has attained the thirty-second degree of the Scottish Rite and is a member of the Mystic Shrine. He is likewise identified with the Knights of Pythias, the Modern Woodmen of America and the Ancient Order of the United Workman. He is a past master of the Masonic lodge and a past chancellor commander of the Knights of Pythias. His political allegiance is given to the Republican Party, but he does not seek nor desire office, concentrating his entire time and attention upon his business affairs, and the thoroughness and energy which have characterized him have been the important features in the attainment of his present day success.
Moreover, the creditable methods which he has followed have established him high in the regard of his fellow townsmen.

Webmaster believes this to be the family mentioned in text above 
-Subject to verification-
1880 Census Household:
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age
Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace 

James W. HIGGINS  Self M  Male    W 32 IL Farmer OH IN 
Charlott E. HIGGINS Wife M Female W 30 IL Keeping House MD MD 
Lewis A. HIGGINS    Son S Male      W 11 IL --- --- 
Frank W. HIGGINS   Son S Male      W 9 KS --- --- 
Ellen N. HIGGINS     Dau S Female   W 6 KS --- --- 
Laura R. HIGGINS    Dau S Female   W 4 IL --- --- 
Nellie HIGGINS        Dau S Female   W 1 IL --- --- 

Source Information:
Census Place Hallock, Peoria, Illinois 
Family History Library Film 1254240 
NA Film Number T9-0240 Page Number 399A 


No other record of this Higgins family has been found in Nebraska census'

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22 May 2005
http://www.kancoll.org/books/andreas_ne/nuckolls/nuckolls-p5.html 

Andreas' History of the State of Nebraska
NORA PRECINCT.

JONATHAN HIGGINS, farmer and stock raiser, P. O. Nora, was born in Grayson County, Va., in 1837, remaining there until sixteen years of age. In 1854, he and some brothers came West and located in Nemaha County, Neb., and put up the first cabin on Rock Creek, where they bought land. From 1860 to 1866, was freighting from Nebraska City to Denver. In 1874, built a grist-mill
on Nemaha River, and was engaged in milling about three years; then engaged in raising and dealing in stock and was in this business a number of years. Served two terms as County Commissioner in Nemaha County. In 1880, he located in Nuckolls County and engaged in stock-raising; has thirty-three head of cattle and 350 hogs; has 480 acres of land, using about 200 acres for corn, the balance for hay and pasture. He was married, in 1857, to Miss Mary F.
Good
, of Nemaha County, Neb., They have seven children, viz., Belle, Lowell, Lillian, Ulysses G., Albert A., Emma H., Mary E. He is a member of Nelson Lodge, No. 77, A., F. & A. M.


View 1860 NE Census Scan  NEMAHA GLENROCK 
        Includes Heads Jonathon & Andrew Higgins

View 1870 NE Census Scan Jonathan Higgins NEMAHA LAFAYETTE PCT
View 1870 NE Census Scan Andrew Higgins NEMAHA GLENROCK PCT

View 1900 NE Census Scan Andrew Higgins

1880 Census Household:

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age
Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace 

Jonathan HIGGINS Self M Male W 42 VA Farmer NC VA 
Mary F. HIGGINS Other M Female W 40 IN Keeping House TN OH 
Lowell M. HIGGINS Son S Male W 20 NE Works On Farm VA IN 
Lillin L HIGGINS Dau S Female W 18 NE At Home VA IN 
Ulysus G HIGGINS Son S Male W 16 NE Works On Farm VA IN
Elbert A. HIGGINS Son S Male W 14 NE Works On Farm VA IN 
Emory H. HIGGINS Son S Male W 11 NE Works On Farm VA IN 
Mary E. HIGGINS Dau S Female W 3 NE VA IN 
Homer HIGGINS Son S Male W 5M NE VA IN 
Source Information:
Census Place Nora, Nuckolls, Nebraska Family History Library Film 1254753 
NA Film Number T9-0753 Page Number 253D  

http://hometown.aol.com/tantemoi/Home/Fair04.htm

Fairview Cemetery - Furnas County Nebraska
Higgins • Elizabeth A. • 21 JAN 1866 • 30 JUL 1901 •
Higgins • Gladys F. • 1884 • 1967 • (S: William C.)
Higgins • Jonathan • 14 OCT 1837 • 26 APR 1924 • Father
Higgins • Laura • 1870 • 1940 • (from obituary); (S: Ulysses G.)
Higgins • Leslie Ray • 12 MAY 1902 • 22 NOV 1902 • Son of U.G. & L.
Higgins • Letiam • • 24 JUL 1894 • A: 1y, 5m, 2d; Dau of U.G. & L.
Higgins • Lowell M. • 4 JAN 1860 • 10 JUL 1916 •
Higgins • Muriel Joy • • 2 DEC 1907 • Dau of W.C. & Gladys
Higgins • Phebe • 22 MAY 1857 • 15 APR 1923 • Mother
Higgins • Ulysses G. • 1864 • 1952 • (S: Laura)
Higgins • William C. • 1883 • 1931 • (S: Gladys F.)

Abbreviations: A = age; y = year; m = month; w = week; d = day; S = spouse; M = marriage date; M/M = Mr. & Mrs.; C = children; dau = daughter; WW = World War.

HIGGINS ULYSSES G 46 M W NE NE NUCKOLLS BLAINE PCT 1910
Name Age
Ulyses G Higgens 46
Lura Higgens 39
Clifford J Higgens 19
Grace M Higgens 15
Davie M Higgens 11
Lois B Higgens 5
Clarence C Higgens 3

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21 May 2005
http://www.rootsweb.com/~neresour/OLLibrary/hwnep/voliii/hwnp065.htm 
MATHEW J. HIGGINS, general merchant at Scottsbluff, and an active, interested, public spirited citizen, is a business man of long experience. He came to this city in 1913 and founded the Golden Rule store, through honorable methods and business integrity making the name significant. He was born at Camden New Jersey, November 4, 1879. The parents of Mr. Higgins were M. J. and Esther
(Rodgers) Higgins
, the latter of whom was born and married in the city of Philadelphia, and now resides in Iowa. The father of Mr. Higgins was born in Wilmington, Delaware, and from that state enlisted for service in the Civil War, entering company C, Fifty-first Delaware infantry, in which he served during the closing months of the war, during that time contracting disease which finally caused his death. After his marriage he engaged in the hotel business at Philadelphia, in 1876 removing to Iowa, where he was a merchant. He was a Republican in politics and was a member of the Presbyterian church. Of his seven children M. J. was the third in order of birth, the others being: Frank, in the grocery business at Malvern, Iowa; William, in the employ of the Standard
Oil Company, at Malvern; John, a commercial travelerfor a San Francisco business house; Edward C., manager of the Penny store, at Blackwell, Oklahoma; and Charles, in the grocery business at Malvern. The mother of the above family is a member of the Episcopal church. Mr. Higgins attended the public schools in his native state and later the Chicago University. He began business life as clerk in a store and had fine training as an employee of the great house of Marshall Field & Co., first in the Chicago establishment and later as one of the firm's highly regarded traveling
salesmen. He then embarked in business for himself at Las Animas, Bent county, Colorado, where he confined himself to handling dry goods and shoes, and remained in business there for seven years. In 1913 he came to Scottsbluff, invested in property and started the Golden Rule store which has proved an exceedingly successful enterprise, his amount of business having doubled each year. He has been obliged to enlarge his quarters to accommodate (sic) his large stock of dry
goods, shoes and clothing. As a merchant here he stands in the first rank. In September, 1904, Mr. Higgins was united in marriage to Miss Eva K. Knox, who was born at Grand Island, Nebraska, and is a member of the Christian church. They have an interesting family of four children, namely: Frank, Harold, Chester and Paul. Mr. Higgins is interested in all that concerns Scottsbluff, its schools, its business, its social advantages, and as a member of the city council, in which he is serving his second term, he carefully considers such matters and lends his influence accordingly. In the political field, Republican principles and candidates have always been his choice.
He has long been identified with the Odd Fellows.

-Webmaster believes this to be family mentioned above-
1880 Census Household:

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age
Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace 

M. J. HIGGINS Self M Male W 38 DE Carriage Painter IRE IRE 
Hester HIGGINS Wife M Female W 28 PA Keeping House PA PA 
Frank HIGGINS Son S Male W 6 PA DE PA 
William HIGGINS Son S Male W 4 PA DE PA 
Mathew HIGGINS Son S Male W 1 NJ DE PA 

Source Information:
Census Place Malvern, Mills, Iowa Family History Library Film 1254356 
NA Film Number T9-0356 Page Number 360A 


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29 Apr 2005
http://www.rootsweb.com/~neresour/OLLibrary/cofhar/cofh1104.html 
Compendium of History Reminiscence & Biography of Western Nebraska

Emery H Higgins, a representative of one of the oldest settlers in Nebraska, is a resident of section 12, township 23, range 29, Thomas county, Nebraska, and is one of the best known of the pioneers in Furnas county, where his parents settled in 1884. He has been identified with the upbuilding of the western part of the state for many years, and owns a valuable estate in Thomas county.

Mr. Higgins was born in Nemaha county, Nebraska, October 29, 1868, and his entire life has been spent in his native state, with the exception of short trips to different states. His father, Jonathan, came here in 1857, from Grayson county, Virginia. He freighted a good deal after coming to this state, from Nebraska City to Denver, Colorado, with ox teams, before the Union Pacific railroad was built through the country. He first settled in Nuckolls county, later removed to Furnas county, where he spent many years. He married Mary Good, a native of Indiana, who came west with her parents about 1860, and she was reared and educated in Nebraska and died in Nuckolls county, in 1881. The father is seventy-two years old and now resides in North Platte city.

Our subject received his education in the country schools in Furnas county, and from the time he was eight years of age worked on a farm, doing all kinds of hard work assisting his father in the development of a good home and farm. In 1898 he started for himself, purchasing land there and did very well, succeeded in building up a good home, remaining there up to 1904, when he came to Thomas county. Here he has a ranch of three hundred and twenty acres of deeded land, besides controlling six hundred and forty acres situated three miles west of Thedford on Middle Loup river. He has all of the land well improved, engages in stock and grain raising, and has made considerable money in his ventures.

While living in Furnas county our subject opened a place on one hundred and seventy acres in the Republican Valley east of Cambridge, making of it one of the best improved in the vicinity, and there he was married in 1904, to Jennie E. Carr, a widow, and most estimable lady of very charming personality, and they have two children, Clinton, aged nine years, and Eula, aged seven years. They have a pleasant home and are popular in neighborhood affairs. Mr. Higgins takes an active part in local government.

-1880 Census Household:

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age
Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace 

Jonathan HIGGINS Self M Male W 42 VA Farmer NC VA 
Mary F. HIGGINS Other M Female W 40 IN Keeping House TN OH 
Lowell M. HIGGINS Son S Male W 20 NE Works On Farm VA IN 
Lillin L. HIGGINS Dau S Female W 18 NE At Home VA IN 
Ulysus G. HIGGINS Son S Male W 16 NE Works On Farm VA IN 
Elbert A. HIGGINS Son S Male W 14 NE Works On Farm VA IN 
Emory H. HIGGINS Son S Male W 11 NE Works On Farm VA IN 
Mary E. HIGGINS Dau S Female W 3 NE VA IN 
Homer HIGGINS Son S Male W 5M NE VA IN 

Source Information:
Census Place Nora, Nuckolls, Nebraska 
Family History Library Film 1254753 
NA Film Number T9-0753 Page Number 253D 


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http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/higgins.html
 
Marge Higgins, (b. 1931) Born in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., August 3, 1931. Member of Nebraska unicameral legislature 9th District, 1981-88. Female. Still living as of 1988. 
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http://members.tripod.com/~INGWERSON/myindex-4.html
 
Higgins -Ingwersson Family 

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http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~stovpipe/Pipeline/PipeLine_5.html

... Biographical Souvenir... says that Higgins came to Buffalo County, Nebraska, on November 10, 1872. He built a small shanty in Gibbon and left his family there while he prospected for a claim. I wish I knew exactly who his family included! It could have included Sam's nine (?) children, Reuel's surviving four children, Ellen's Nicholas, and by this time, Samuel, Jr. ...all in a shanty ??? 

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http://www.higginsmemorial.com/higgins.asp

Andrew Jackson Higgins   (1886 - 1952) 
Born in Columbus, Nebraska on August 28, 1886.  During the war, his company produced thousands of the famous LCVP (Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel) more often called the Higgins Boat. This landing craft was in on every major D-Day invasion of the war. It was at the most famous D-Day at Normandy and at North Africa, Sicily, Italy, and the island of the Pacific like Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Saipan, Tinian, Iwo Jima and Okinawa.

Andrew Jackson Higgins died on August 1, 1952 and is
buried in Metairie Cemetery, which is located just
outside the city limits of New Orleans. 
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http://www.cityofsutton.org/sutton04.htm
 
...In May, 1871, the first business house was established by one Mr. McTyge; was built of boards and located nearly between the houses of H. W. Gray and A. A. McCoy; there the town started and grew for several months till the railroad crossed the draw, and then it moved west to its present location. Mr. McTyge's stock consisted of whisky and groceries. About the same time, Kearney & Kelley started a saloon in a tent. P. H. Curran and Mart Higgins started another saloon soon following. ....... 

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http://www.livgenmi.com/1898NE2ndInfantry~CoK.htm
 
1898 Nebraska 2nd Infantry Roster Co. K. 
Organized at Schuyler, Neb. 
Mustered into United States service at Lincoln, Neb.,
May 9, 1898 
PRIVATES 
Charles, N. Higgins, 
Michael J  Higgins, (Is this YOUR Michael Higgins?) 

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http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~ewilhelm/rich_co_bios.html

Biographies from History of Richardson County, Nebraska 
by Lewis C. Edwards 
The following are biographies published in 1917 by B.F. Bowen & Company, Inc. of Indianapolis, Indiana.
This page will be changing soon, due to the work and generosity of Dennis Tangney, who has electronically scanned both volumes of A History of Richardson County, Nebraska 

Daniel  Higgins

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http://www.buffalogov.org/deeds/h.htm
 [Broken Link - 20 December 2002]

State of Nebraska 
Alphabetical Index of Buffalo County Land Patents 
Compiled by the Buffalo County Register of Deeds 
LAND PATENT HOLDER DEED BOOK & PAGE LEGAL DESCRIPTION 
Higgins, Samuel G-49 E1/2 SE1/4 22-11-15 
Higgins, Samuel T-275 W1/2 SE1/4 22-11-15 
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http://www.neb-sandhills.net/churches/brownlee.htm
 
St. Joan of Arc church is set in the Sandhills
community of Brownlee, NE, located in southern Cherry
County. St. Joan's is a mission church of St. Mary's of Mullen, NE. 

In 1901 Father Peter Donnelly traveled to Brownlee from Dale, NE to serve as priest to the people of this remote area. Fathers Thomas Minogue and Paul Moser and others from Dale, Broken Bow, and Anselmo joined in caring for the spiritual needs of the people until 1917. During this period, mass was offered occasionally in the homes of the McNitt's, Shanley's, McGuire's, and Higgins families. 

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John Higgins,  d. 06/21/1867, Plot: B 0 6, 
                   bur. 06/21/1867 

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Higgins in Kansas and Nebraska
Posted: 3 Nov 2001

http://www.ukans.edu/carrie/kancoll/andreas_ne/roster/roster-p6.html#pvtse

Part 6:
First Regiment (cont.):
Company E | Privates
James Higgins,  , age 27, res. Omaha. nat. England, e.
and mus. June 18, 1861, destd Aug. 27, 1861.

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2nd Nebraska Cavalry-Co. F Pvts.
William Higgins, , age 18, res. Nebraska City, e. Nov.
15, 1862, mus. Dec. 8, 1862
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Many links to Higgins' listed below
http://www.ukans.edu/carrie/kancoll/andreas_ne/nemaha/nemaha-p16.html#aubbios
Andrew Higgins
North & South Auburn: Biog. Sketches

JOHN HIGGINS, farmer, P. O. North Auburn. Mr. Higgins is a son of Andrew Higgins, one of the earliest settlers of Nebraska, and was born in Glen Rock, Nemaha Co., Neb., August 11, 1857. He has been a life-long resident of this county, engaging in farming and stock dealing. On the large farm where he now resides is a fine deposit of valuable building sand, as well as a bank of fine brick clay, from which Messrs. White & Harris are now manufacturing a superior grade of brick with the Vandalia machine
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Andrew Higgins,  
Other Towns: Biographical Sketches
http://www.ukans.edu/carrie/kancoll/andreas_ne/nemaha/nemaha-p20.html#otherbios

ANDREW HIGGINS, farmer, P. O. Glen Rock, born in 1827 in Grayson County, Va. He is a son of Vincent and Jane Wilson Higgins, on whose farm his early life was passed. He married, in Ash County N. C., Miss Mary Bryan, and, in September, 1854, reached Nebraska with her and their eldest child in a covered wagon. During the winter, Mr. H. worked in the saw-mill of S. F.
Nuckolls
, living in a shanty made by inclining rough boards against the walls of the old United States Fort. In the fall of 1855, he left Nebraska City and went to Atchison County, Mo., but returned to Nebraska in March, 1857, and laid claim to his present homestead, putting up a rude pole and board shanty, near where his barn now stands. A log house succeeded this only to be replaced by the roomy farmhouse, the fourth home built in the State by this veteran resident of it. As a result and reward for twenty-seven years of faithful labor, Mr. H. has now the home farm of 710 acres in one body, besides half a section in Douglas Precinct. His home farm is hedged
completely around, provided with all needed buildings, groves orchards, etc., etc., and may fitly represent the success to be attained by early and progressive settlers anywhere. Mr. H. began with just money enough to pay for his first claim, located with a $154 land warrant. He has reared a family of four children--Floyd (born in Virginia), John, Lafayette and Nettie (born on the Nebraska homestead). Mr. Higgins is a Democrat, and a member of the Christian Church.

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Ann Higgins

Aspinwall: Biographical Sketches
http://www.ukans.edu/carrie/kancoll/andreas_ne/nemaha/nemaha-p18.html#aspbios

THOMAS HIGGINS, farmer, P. O. Nemaha City, was born, in 1817, in Wales; came to America when twenty years of age, locating in Oneida County, N. Y., remaining in that State until he removed to Wisconsin, in 1854. In the spring of 1859, he came from Wisconsin (with a team) to Nebraska, locating on his present farm with his family. He began life here in a rude shanty, sided
up with black walnut boards, which still stands, though in striking contrast to the tasteful farmhouse which superseded it in 1869. Mr. Higgins and wife belong to the Baptist Church, and in the old house the first religious services in the vicinity were held, by the Rev. Mr. Collins, in 1859-60, there being only ten members in the congregation. Mr. and Mrs. Higgins have seven children-- Ann (Mrs. R. Ritchie), Elizabeth (Mrs. Francis Hart), Mary (Mrs. William Wilkinson), Daniel, who married Lucy Christy, and is now managing the homestead; David, who married Eliza James, and is now farming in another part of the county; John, of the firm of Moore & Higgins, merchants at Stella, and who married Rosa Edwards. The youngest, Margaret
Higgins
, is the wife of Thomas Edwards, of Richardson County. Mr. and Mrs. Higgins have thirty-three grandchildren, the eldest of whom; Ida May Ritchie, is now married to Charles Collins, of Richardson County, Neb.
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Daniel Higgins
Aspinwall: Biographical Sketches
same info as above
also mentions
R. RITCHIE, farmer, P. O. Nemaha City. Mr. Ritchie is a native of Switzerland, born in 1834; he came, in 1852, to America, living in New York, Ohio and Indiana prior to his location in Nebraska in 1858. During the first few years he worked as a sawyer in many of the early saw-mills. In 1860, he, with J. Sidoras and M. Kavanagh, ran a steam saw-mill in Brownville. From 1863 to 1866, he was in the same business in Excelsior, Mo., and Hillsdale, Neb. Late in 1866, he located on an "eighty" adjoining his present farm, now incorporated with it. Mr. Ritchie began with raw prairie, and has made a good farm and pleasant home, erecting substantial buildings; planting trees, etc.
He married Ann Higgins, by whom he has seven children--Ida May (Mrs. C. Collins), Mathew W., Alice E., Arthur B., Lewis G., Isabel and Garfield.
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David Higgins
Aspinwall: Biographical Sketches
Same info as Daniel Higgins
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Elizabeth Higgins
Aspinwall: Biographical Sketches
same info as Daniel Higgins

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Floyd Higgins
Other Towns: Biographical Sketches
http://www.ukans.edu/carrie/kancoll/andreas_ne/nemaha/nemaha-p20.html#otherbios

ANDREW HIGGINS, farmer, P. O. Glen Rock, born in 1827
in Grayson County, Va. He is a son of Vincent and Jane
Wilson Higgins
, on whose farm his early life was
passed. He married, in Ash County N. C., Miss Mary
Bryan, and, in September, 1854, reached Nebraska with
her and their eldest child in a covered wagon. During
the winter, Mr. H. worked in the saw-mill of S. F.
Nuckolls, living in a shanty made by inclining rough
boards against the walls of the old United States
Fort. In the fall of 1855, he left Nebraska City and
went to Atchison County, Mo., but returned to Nebraska
in March, 1857, and laid claim to his present
homestead, putting up a rude pole and board shanty,
near where his barn now stands. A log house succeeded
this only to be replaced by the roomy farmhouse, the
fourth home built in the State by this veteran
resident of it. As a result and reward for
twenty-seven years of faithful labor, Mr. H. has now
the home farm of 710 acres in one body, besides half a
section in Douglas Precinct. His home farm is hedged
completely around, provided with all needed buildings,
groves orchards, etc., etc., and may fitly represent
the success to be attained by early and progressive
settlers anywhere. Mr. H. began with just money enough
to pay for his first claim, located with a $154 land
warrant. He has reared a family of four
children--Floyd (born in Virginia), John, Lafayette
and Nettie (born on the Nebraska homestead). Mr.
Higgins is a Democrat, and a member of the Christian Church.
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J. Higgins
,  Grasshoppers
http://www.ukans.edu/carrie/kancoll/andreas_ne/nemaha/nemaha-p4.html#grass 

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Jane Higgins
, Wilson Other Towns: Biographical Sketches
Same info as Andrew Higgins above

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John Higgins

North & South Auburn: Biog. Sketches
http://www.ukans.edu/carrie/kancoll/andreas_ne/nemaha/nemaha-p16.html#aubbios

JOHN HIGGINS, farmer, P. O. North Auburn. Mr. Higgins is a son of Andrew Higgins, one of the earliest settlers of Nebraska, and was born in Glen Rock, Nemaha Co., Neb., August 11, 1857. He has been a life-long resident of this county, engaging in farming and stock dealing. On the large farm where he now resides is a fine deposit of valuable building sand, as well as a bank of fine brick clay, from which Messrs. White & Harris are now manufacturing a superior grade of brick with the Vandalia machine.

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John Higgins
Aspinwall: Biographical Sketches
See Andrew Higgins listing above

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John Higgins

Other Towns: Biographical Sketches
See Andrew Higgins listing above

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Jonathan Higgins
Official Roster
http://www.ukans.edu/carrie/kancoll/andreas_ne/nemaha/nemaha-p3.html#roster

1873--E. M. McComas, Probate Judge; W. E. Majors, Clerk; A. H. Gilmore, Treasurer; D. Plasters, Sheriff; E. E. Ebright, Coroner; J. Gilbert, Surveyor; A. J. Ritter, H. Hockemeyer, Alexander McKinney, Commissioners; D. W. Pierson, Superintendent.

1874--J. B. Fisher, Senator; Church Howe, C. M.
Hayden, Representatives; Alexander McKinney, John H.
Shook, Jonathan Higgins, Commissioners; W. E. Majors,
Clerk; A. H. Gilmore, Treasurer; D. Plasters, Sheriff;
D. W. Pierson, Superintendent; E. E. Ebright, Coroner.

1875--J. S. Church, County Judge; W. E. Majors, Clerk;
A. H. Gilmore, Treasurer; D. Plasters, Sheriff; E. E.
Ebright
, Coroner; J. M. Hacker, Surveyor; Alexander
McKinney, John H. Shook, Jonathan Higgins
,Commissioners.

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Jonathan Higgins
Peru: Education
http://www.ukans.edu/carrie/kancoll/andreas_ne/nemaha/nemaha-p11.html#educate

See this link for image of school
http://www.ukans.edu/carrie/kancoll/andreas_ne/nemaha/p1157a.gif
The Normal School, an institution supported by the State, is located adjoining Peru. From small
beginnings, the Normal has grown to be a school of great usefulness, furnishing as it does skilled and trained teachers for the State of Nebraska. On the 16th of June, 1863, John M. McKenzie, a practical educator, settled in Peru, and with the assistance of zealous friends of education in the village, measures were started for the organization of Mt. Vernon College, a school under the auspices of the Methodist denomination. William Daily, Rev. Hiram Birch, Dr. J. F. Neal, Giles Reeder, Jonathan Higgins and others gave liberally, and soon the building, now used as a
dormitory, three stories high and 40x80 feet in size was erected at a cost of $10,000.

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Jonathan  Higgins
, Brock
http://www.ukans.edu/carrie/kancoll/andreas_ne/nemaha/nemaha-p17.html#brock

The first post office was established in 1856, when Dayton was the name of the office, and Lawrence Kennison was first Postmaster. Those who have held the position since were Jonathan Higgins, B. C. Barker, J. Andrews, Charles Haywood, J. M. Campbell, James H. Brown, John Brown. The last-named person has held the office two years, and is the present Postmaster. In
the "good old times," only a weekly mail was vouchsafed the people, Postmaster Kennison frequently bringing it from Nebraska City, a distance of twenty miles. At the present time, Brock has a daily Eastern mail, brought by the Missouri Pacific trains. When the road is completed--in July, 1882--the Omaha dailies will be received in Brook by 9 o'clock A. M., on the same morning they are printed
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Lafayette Higgins, 
Other Towns: Biographical Sketches
See Andrew Higgins listing above

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Margaret Higgins
Aspinwall: Biographical Sketches
See Thomas Higgins listing

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Mary
Higgins, 
Aspinwall: Biographical Sketches
See Thomas Higgins listing

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Nettie
Higgins
Other Towns: Biographical Sketches
See Andrew Higgins listing above

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Thomas Higgins
Aspinwall: Biographical Sketches
http://www.ukans.edu/carrie/kancoll/andreas_ne/nemaha/nemaha-p18.html#aspbios

THOMAS HIGGINS, farmer, P. O. Nemaha City, was born, in 1817, in Wales; came to America when twenty years of age, locating in Oneida County, N. Y., remaining in that State until he removed to Wisconsin, in 1854. In the spring of 1859, he came from Wisconsin (with a
team) to Nebraska, locating on his present farm with his family. He began life here in a rude shanty, sided up with black walnut boards, which still stands, though in striking contrast to the tasteful farmhouse which superseded it in 1869. Mr. Higgins and wife belong to the Baptist Church, and in the old house the first religious services in the vicinity were held, by the Rev. Mr. Collins, in 1859-60, there being only ten members in the congregation. Mr. and Mrs. Higgins have
seven children-- Ann (Mrs. R. Ritchie), Elizabeth (Mrs. Francis Hart), Mary (Mrs. William Wilkinson), Daniel, who married Lucy Christy, and is now managing the homestead; David, who married Eliza James, and is now farming in another part of the county; John, of the firm of Moore & Higgins, merchants at Stella, and who married Rosa Edwards. The youngest, Margaret
Higgins,
is the wife of Thomas Edwards, of Richardson County. Mr. and Mrs. Higgins have thirty-three grandchildren, the eldest of whom; Ida May Ritchie, is now married to Charles Collins, of Richardson County, Neb.
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Higgins, Vincent Other Towns: Biographical Sketches
See Andrew Higgins listing

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Andreas' History of the State of Nebraska
Johnson County Names
Higgins, Catherine  Vesta: Biographical Sketches
Higgins, James 
http://www.ukans.edu/carrie/kancoll/andreas_ne/johnson/johnson-p7.html#vestabios

WILLIAM TAGART, farmer and stock raiser, Section 26, P. O. Vesta, was born in Country Antrim, Ireland, and came to America in 1835, and settled in the Eastern States, where he remained till 1853, when he removed to Iowa, where he stayed four years, when he came here and has been actively connected with the present industry since. In 1857, he was married to Miss Sarah Pearson, who was born and reared in Pennsylvania. They have a family of four sons and six daughters, Robert, James, George, William, Mary, now Mrs. Thomas Tobia of Nemaha County; Ellen, now Mrs. Lawrence Murphy of Johnson County; Nancy, now Mrs. Bernard Minick of
Nemaha County; Rose Ann, now Mrs. Charles Kavanagh of Johnson County; Catherine, now Mrs. James Higgins of Nemaha County, and Jane.  Mr. Tagart has been prominently identified in connection with the pioneer element of this locality.
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CLAY COUNTY History
http://www.ukans.edu/carrie/kancoll/andreas_ne/clay/clay-p11.html 
[Broken Link - 20 December 2002]

The town of Fairfield is situated in the southeastern part of Clay County, about six miles from the south line and about ten miles from the west line of the county. It is favorably located in a fine and fertile prairie country, well adapted to agriculture. The St. Joe & Western Railroad, on which the town is located, was completed to this point on July 2, 1872. Some time in 1871, Maximilian Reed took up the northeast quarter of Section 4, Town 5, Range 7. This claim he sold to A. B. Smith, H. J. Higgins, R. Bayly, Cornelius Dunn and others--twenty in all--and they projected a town upon it.....
Fairfield contains four religious societies--the Methodist, Congregational, Christian and Catholic. The first of these established in the town was the Congregational. The congregation was organized by Rev. J. A. Jones, at the residence of H. J. Higgins, on Liberty Farm, on the Little Blue River, on the 1st of January, 1872. Preaching was held in residences for some time, . . . .
A union Sunday school was begun in the spring of 1872, the first meeting being held at the residence of H. J. Higgins, at Liberty Farm, where it was kept during that year, until the approach of winter, at which time the school was dismissed for the winter, and, on the 9th of the following March, was started up again, and L. Brewer was elected Superintendent. 

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MANY MORE HIGGINS MENTIONS At This LINK
[External]

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http://www.ku.edu/~kansite/hvn/books/Platte_History/Vol_I/ppp1p46.html
21 April 2003
PAST AND PRESENT OF PLATTE COUNTY (NEBRASKA)

Judge John G. Higgins may be placed in the class of old settlers deserving special mention. He came to Columbus in 1870, where he engaged in the practice of law. For many years he served the people faithfully as county judge. He was an able lawyer and stood high in the community long his home. Judge Higgins died in November, 1893.

1880 Census Household:
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age
Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 
John G. HIGGINS   Self M Male    W 35 IL Lawyer         IRE IRE 
Annie HIGGINS     Wife M Female W 28 IL Keeping House IL IL 
Bessie K. HIGGINS Dau S Female  W  7 NE                     IL IL 
Joy HIGGINS         Dau S Female  W  5 NE                    IL IL
Edward B. HIGGINS Son S Male    W 3  NE                     IL IL
Frank P. HIGGINS Son S Male      W  1 NE                     IL IL
Rosa BORN Other S Female W 16 SWIT    Servant SWIT SWIT 
Source Information:
Census Place Columbus, Platte, Nebraska 
Family History Library Film 1254754 
NA Film Number T9-0754 Page Number 142A 

http://www.rootsweb.com/~neplatte/gazetteer-b.html

NEBRASKA STATE GAZETTEER
BUSINESS DIRECTORY PLATTE COUNTY

Omaha: J. M. Wolfe & Co., Publishers, 509-510 Paxton Block, 1890; Entered according to Act of Congress in the year of 1890, by J. M. Wolfe & Co, in the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington, D. C. 
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Garlow C J (Higgins & Garlow), collections    (see 1880 census)
Higgins & Garlow (John G Higgins, C J Garlow), attorneys-at-law, notaries public.
Higgins John G (Higgins & Garlow).

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C. J. Garlow in 1880 census
Household:

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age
Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 
Ira J. NICHOLS Self M Male W 30 CAN Farmer ONTARIO ONT 
Ellen NICHOLS Wife M Female W 25 NY Keeping House NY NY 
Camden J. GARLOW Other S Male W 22 WV School Teacher WV WV 
Source Information:
Census Place Creston, Platte, Nebraska 
Family History Library Film 1254754 
NA Film Number T9-0754 Page Number 176B

 
also
http://www.kancoll.org/books/andreas_ne/platte/platte-p5.html

JOHN G. HIGGINS, County Judge and attorney and counselor at law, first located in Columbus in the early part of the summer of 1870, and engaged in the practice of law, which he has since followed; he was elected County Judge in Platte County, in October, 1871, and has since presided in that office; he is now serving on his sixth term; he has a practice of from $2,0000 to $3,000 per year, beginning a stranger with the people. He was born in La Salle County, Ill., April 2, 1845; he entered the University of St. Mary of the Lake, in Chicago, Ill., and graduated in June, 1863; he then entered the Law School of the Chicago University--Mr. H. Booth being Dean--where he attended five successive terms, and was admitted to the bar at Ottawa, Ill., in 1867; previous to going to Ottawa, he was four months in the law office of M. D. Brown, of Chicago, Ill.; he remained at home from the fall of 1867 to October, 1869, at which time he went to Council Bluffs, Iowa, and lived there five months, being principally in the office of V. A. Gregg; he went to Columbus in April, 1870. Was married in Omaha, October 25, 1869, to Miss Annie O'Conner, who was born in La Salle County, Ill.; they have six children living and one deceased--John M. (deceased), Catharine E. M., Joanna M., Edward B., Francis P., Annie, and an infant daughter not yet named.

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