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Kit Carson County Pioneers:

Charles B. and Emma L. (Mackey) Sypherd, 6 South 50 West

In 1880 Taylor County, Iowa, Charles is farming, 30, born in Ohio, with Emma 24 in Illinois. Olie is 4, Jessie 2, and Bertie two months, all three born in Iowa.
In 1885 Gage County, Nebraska, "Wm." Sypherd is farming, 35, with Emma 29, Oliver 9, Rose 7, Allen 3, and James eight months.
Emma Louise MACKEY, born 20 DEC 1855 in Macomb, McDonough, Illinois, died 22 JAN 1928 in Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska

In Johnson County, Kansas in 1900, Charles Sypherd is 50, Emma 45, Allen 18, James E. 15, Cora E. 14, Ruby 12, Harry C. 11, Orpha m. 9, Jessie A. 6, and Charley eleven months.

In 1905 Smith County, Kansas, C.B> is 55, E.L. 50, W.A. 23, J.E.20, C.S. 19, R.E. 17, H.C. 15, O.M. 13, J.A. 11, C.B. 5, and C.T. 35, born in Illinois.

In 1910 Kit Carson County, Charles is 63 born in Ohio, Emma 55 in Illinois, married 35 years. Jessee is 17, Charles B. 10.

Charles B. Sypherd proved up a quarter in 31, 6S 50W in 1913.

Emma is in Lincoln, Nebraska in 1920, widowed, 65, with Allen A. 37.
(Charles B. Sypherd 1847-1913 is buried in Falls City, Nebraska # 138402545. Emma, 1855-1928 is buried in Lincoln # 85480308.)

January 24, 1928 Lincoln "Funeral services for Emma L. Sypherd were held at 2 p. m. Tuesday at Hodgman's, Rev. Thomas Maxwell officiating. Burial in Lincoln Memorial park. Mr., Mrs. Troyer, undertakers.
Emma L. Sypherd, 72, died at 4:30 Sunday afternoon at her home, 315 South Tenth street. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. A. W. Smith, Wilsonville, Neb., Mrs. Clarence Carpenter, Hoxie, Kas.. and Mrs. F.... six sons, O. J. of Hastings, and James, Charlie, Harry, Jesse and Allen, all of Lincoln. The body is being held at Hodgman's chapel pending funeral arrangements.


Frederick Luginbill married Ruby E. Sypherd on October 13, 1909 in Flagler, Colorado.


In 1920 Sheridan County, Kansas, Orpha is a real estate dealer, 28, married to Clarence 29, with Margaret 8, Theo C. 6, and Maxine J. 4.

In 1930 Sheridan County, Clarence is farming, 40, Orpha M. 39, Margaret 17, Theo 16, Maxine 14, Bonnie 9, and Clarence R. 5.

Orpha, dying May 1, 1976, is buried in Laramie, Wyoming # 76700395. So is Clarence, dying in 1946.


Charles registered for WWI in Hastings, Nebraska, born June 29, 1899, working for J.H. Haney & Company, an assembler. He and Emma live at 204 S. Kansas.

Amelia Rutt was born December 26, 1903. They married 26 JUL 1919 in Grand Island, Hall, Nebraska.

Betty Jane Sypherd 1925-1926 is buried in Lincoln # 74740686.

January 23, 1928 Lincoln "Mary Lou, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sypherd, 1911 P street, Havelock, died Sunday morning at the home. Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at Beanblossom's chapel with Rev. D. H. 'Thompson officiating. Interment in Wyuka."

In 1930 Omaha, C. Sypherd is a salesman, 30, married to Amelia 26, with Donald 8 and Jack 6.

In 1940 Lancaster County, Nebraska, Charles is divorced, 40, an inmate at the state prison.

Amelia is divorced in Hastings, Nebraska in 1940, a chicken dresser, with Jack 16 and Patsy 9.

December 1, 1966 Lincoln, Nebraska "SYPHERD Charles Benton, 67, sheet metal worker. Survivors: wife Frances, sons, Don of Lincoln, Jack of Phoenix Arizona, daughter, Mrs. Patsy King of Hastings.. brothers, Jesse, Allen and James, all of Lincoln; sisters, Ruby Luginbill of Seneca, Kan., Orpha Carpenter of Laramie, Wyoming, Cora Smith of Wilsonville."

Amelia died April 25, 1972 in Hastings. She's buried in Hastings, # 137674270.

Donald was in the Buffalo County, Nebraska state industrial school in 1940, 17.

Donald C. Sypherd 1922-1982 is buried in Lincoln, # 87177995, with Mary Evelyn (Gaston) Sypherd 1925-1999.

In 1930 Lincoln, Allen is a car salesman, single, in a lodging house.

In 1940 Lincoln, Allen is 58, born in Missouri, married to Leona (Zoena), 43 born in Illinois. , both selling notions and extracts.

Lincoln, Nebraska Allen William Sypherd, 86, 514 So. 10th, died Wednesday, August 28, 1968. Survivors: wife, Zoena; brother, Jesse, Lincoln; sisters, Mrs. Orpha Carpenter, Laramie, Wyo., Mrs. Ruby Luginbill, Seneca, Kan. Services: 2 p.m. Friday, Wadlow's, 1225 L. Dr. Clarence Forsberg. Lincoln Memorial Park.
Zoena Sypherd, born Sept 9, 1896, died in February 1970, last residence Lincoln.


In 1900 Johnson County, Nebraska, Ollie is 22, Cora D. 23, Harvey C. 3, and Dewey N. 2.

In 1910 Kit Carson County, Ollie Sypherd is 33, with Cora 32, Harvey C. 13, Deway 11, Wanda 8, and Richard N. 4.

Ollie J. Sypher proved up a quarter in 24, 7S 51W in 1912.

In 1920 Hastings, Nebraska, Oliver is a teamster, 43, with Cora 42 born in Nebraska, Wanda 17 in Nebraska, Richard 14 Nebraska, Lyn 8 Kansas, Ruth 6 Colorado, and Caryl 4 Kansas.

Oliver Jacob SYPHERD, born 1 JUN 1876 in Nodaway County, Missouri, died 31 JAN 1930 in Hastings, Adams, Nebraska

In 1930 Hastings, Nebraska, Cora is widowed, 52, with Leon, a hotel bellhop, 18 born in Colorado, Ruth 16 in Kansas, and Carol 14 in Colorado.
1932 "Richard Sypherd, Kearney county, was brought to the penitentiary Friday by Sheriff Kargo of Minden to start serving a six months term for chicken theft."

Sidney, Nebraska 1938: District Judge Nisley sentenced Charles and Richard Sypherd to four years each in the penitentiary on charges of burglarizing a farm home north of Sunol last August. Authorities said they would release James Sypherd, brother of Charles and Richard, and a 19 year old girl.

Richard died in May 1946, and is buried in an unmarked grave in Hastings, per # 137129484.

Matilda (Ziska) Sypeherd is buried in Grand Island, Nebraska # 13629009 1899-2001 "Daughter of Joseph & Antonia (Regal) Ziska.
Married to: 1. Hildred Wernke on 1-14-1919. 2. Richard Sypherd on 3-28-1942 at Kearney, NE.  "
"Matilda "May" Sypherd, 101, of Lakeview Care Center in Grand Island died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the chapel of Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Home. The Rev. Tom Ryan will officiate. Burial will be in the Grand Island Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with a rosary at 4 p.m. and a parish rosary at 7 p.m.
Mrs. Sypherd was born July 20, 1899 at Stuart to Joseph and Antonia (Regal) Ziska. She was baptized at St. Joseph's Church in Atkinson and attended grade school south of Stuart. She went to high school in Atkinson. She married Hildred Wernke on Jan. 14, 1919.
On March 28, 1942, she married Richard Sypherd in Kearney. They moved to Hastings in 1944. Mr. Sypherd died in 1946. She moved to Grand Island in 1951, and worked at St. Francis Hospital. She lived at Centennial Towers before moving to Lakeview Care Center in August of 1995. She was a member of St. Mary's Cathedral, Catholic Daughters, Eagles Auxiliary and played in the Senior Citizens Band before entering Lakeview. She enjoyed music, dancing and bingo.
Survivors include one son, Don Wernke of Grand Island; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by both husbands, Hildred and Richard; two sons, LeRoy and Harold; six brothers; and four sisters."

Cora Estella SYPHERD b: 11 JAN 1886 d: 14 APR 1968, married Arthur W. SMITH b: 13 OCT 1880 d: 8 JUL 1961. They had Nelson Glen SMITH b: 19 APR 1906 and Ray SMITH b: 15 JUN 1908 d: 1960

Carol C Sypherd, 85, died Friday, April 20, 2001, at his home in Paonia, Colorado. He was born on Aug 3, 1915, on a homestead near Flagler to Oliver J and Cora (Sanders) Sypherd. The Family moved to Hastings Nebraska, in 1918, where Mr. Sypherd spent his childhood. He married Jessie Elfers on May 4, 1935. She died in 1953.
Carol and his daughter,Evelyn, moved to Denver in 1956. Prior to his retirement, Carol was employed at the Rocky Flats plant as a tool and die maker for 20 years. In 1959, Carol married Maureen A. Williams in Denver, Colo. Carol and Maureen lived in the Denver area until his retirement in 1976when they moved to Paonia. Maureen preceded Carol in death in1987. A brief marriage to Barbara Endsley of Hotchkiss ended in divorce.
Carol is survived by his beloved daughter, Evelyn Sypherd, of Colorado Springs, who was so grateful to share her father's life. In addition to both of his parents and two of his wives, Carol as also preceded in death by two sisters: Wanda and Ruth; and four brothers: Harvey, Dewey, Richard, and Leon. He was a member of the Paonia Church of Christ, the Rocky Flats Homesteaders, and Metro Denver Steelwork Oldtimers. Funeral Services in loving remembrance and to honor Carol's life were officiated by Pastor Don Carney on Monday, April 23, at 11a.m. at the Paonia Church of Christ. Interment followed the service in the Cedar Hill Cemetery at Paonia.
en: William, Harold, Fritz, George, Allen, Lyle, Lily, Rose Zella, and Eva.   Leon Ercel SYPHERD, born 20 JUL 1911 in Flagler, Kit Carson, Colorado, died 18 JAN 1980 in Denver, Denver, Colorado.
Burial: Crown Hill Cemetery

Ross Theodore SYPHERD b: 12 JAN 1878 d: 16 FEB 1899

1927 "A series of mysterious holdup, which have occurred in the city within the past three weeks is now explained in the confession of three youths of the city who made their confession when arraigned in district court Saturday.  The boys, Leon Sypherd, Edwin..." Smith, range in age from fifteen  to seventeen, and owing to their  extreme youth were paroled      

February 1938 Lincoln "Robert E. Watson. 68. died at his home, 832 L street early Friday' morning. He was a bricklayer, and is survived by his widow, Sephronia; four sons, Earl and Clinton, Walter, Grand Island; a step-son, Alfred Snyder, Springfield, Mo ; five daughters, Mrs. Frank L. Allen and Mrs. James Sypherd, Lincoln, Mrs. William Mason, Beatrice, Mrs. Frank Rys, Danville, Illinois, and Mrs. Earl Bennett; Bar..."

James Elwood SYPHERD b: 2 OCT 1884 d: 26 AUG 1967 + Doris WATSON
Sidney, Nebraska, October 11, 1938 "Sheriff W. W. Schulz believes the arrest of seven persons, six at Concordia, Kansas, and one here, cleared up a series of farm home robberies in Kansas, western Nebraska and northeastern Colorado. Those arrested gave their names as James Sypherd, 54, Charles Sypherd, 39, Richard Cypherd, 33. Harvey Sypherd, 30, Don Sypherd, 18, Jack Sypherd, 14, and Marion Tetters. 18. All except Harvey Sypherd were arrested at Concordia. Sheriff Schulz said the Sypherds posed as mattress makers to gain entrance into farm homes. He said officers recovered a large amount of loot."

Yuma Colorado October 1938
1938 " Freedom was short lived for Harvey Sypherd, who broke jail here to become the first of Sheriff Harr's prisoners to escape in 14 years. Officers recaptured Sypherd at the home of his sister, Mrs. Norris Frisch, near Glenvil. He was awaiting trial on a statutory charge. "

Wanda M. Sypherd Frisch 1903-1942 is buried in Hastings, # 156402180. Her first husband was David Gettman 1902-1926 # 156402107.
Norris F. Frisch 1903-1976 is buried in Adams County , with Ella E. (Hoefer) Frisch 1908-1975.
Harvey C. Sypherd is in the state prison in 1940 Lincoln, 43.
He's out of prison in 1942, born October 11, 1896 in Gage County, Nebraska "travels in State of Wyoming." His reference is Cora A. Weaver of Holstein, Nebraska.

In 1940 Hastings, Leon is 28, married to Elsie 27, and has Bonnie 7.

Leon E. Sypherd 1911-1980 is buried in Jefferson County, Colorado # 172622916, with Laura K. 1916-1996.
Rose Zella Boeding, 96, of Seneca, Kansas, passed away on Tuesday, July 10, 2012. She was born on May 3, 1916 in Humbolt, NE, the daughter of John Frederick and Ruby E. Sypherd Luginbill. Rose Zella married Norbert Nub Boeding on August 7, 1940 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Seneca. He died on September 14, 1994. She was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Mary Kay; She is survived by a son, Joe (Darlene) Boeding of Topeka; seven daughters, Karen (Danny) Henry of Seneca, Judy (Vern) Hutfles of Onaga, Paula (Eldon) Fleury of Seneca, Donna( Frank) Maskil of Bonner Springs, Kansas, Pat (Danny) Deters of Corning, Joanie (Rick) Clelland of Topeka, and Marilyn (Tom) Nolte of Centralia; 23 grandchildren; 59 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Eva Krotzinger, of Seneca. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 AM Saturday, July 14th, at Sts. Peter & Paul Church in Seneca. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Eva I. Krotzinger, 84, of Seneca, Kansas, died Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at the Nemaha Valley Community Hospital in Seneca.
She was born on April 9, 1928 in Seneca, the daughter of John Frederick and Ruby E. Sypherd Luginbill. She graduated from Seneca Public High School in 1946. As a young girl she worked for a family for 5 cents a day plus half a gallon of skim milk. After high school graduation she went to work for Judge Slocum.
On June 8, 1947 Eva married Jacob C. Krotzinger, whom she met when both were attending the wedding of a friend. The couple started the first garbage collection route in Seneca. In 1970, when Eva's children were grown, she started a thriving business out of her home, selling wedding invitations, supplies and gifts, and continued to do so until 1995. 
Eva was a generous and caring individual who enjoyed meeting and helping people.  She and her husband delivered cookie and candy plates to home-bound people during the holidays, amounting to more than 300 plates in their final year of this community service.
Eva was a member of the United Church of Christ, VFW Auxiliary, Legion Auxiliary and the Eastern Star, all in Seneca. She loved to play cards and to bake for her family.  She enjoyed fishing, and giving to her community whenever she had a chance.  Family was very important to Eva and she relished time spent with family.
She is survived by her son James and his wife Cindy of Seneca; three daughters, Marcia Krotzinger of Seneca, Carol Niehues of Sabetha, and Diane and her husband Max Hermesch of Sabetha; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Eva considered her longtime neighbors her extended family, especially Don and Mary Doris Strathman and their children.
She was preceded in death by her husband Jacob on April 17, 1994; her sons, Lyle on August 31, 1962 and Charles R. "Charlie" on August 18, 2008; her son-in-law Mike Niehues on July 9, 2007; brothers, William, Harold, Fritz, George, Allen and Lyle Luginbill; and sisters, Lily Claas and Rose Zella Boeding.
Funeral service will be held at 10 AM Monday, July 23, at Lauer Funeral Home in Seneca, with a visitation from 6 to 7 PM on Sunday, July 22, at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Seneca City Cemetery.


In 1920 Omaha, Jess Sypherd is a laborer for a wholesale grocery company, 26, Leah 22, with Lorraine 3.

In 1930 Omaha, Jesse is a car salesman, 36, Leah A. 33, with Lorraine 13 born in Nebraska.

Jess A. Sypherd is an apartment building janitor in Omaha in 1940, 46, married to Artis L. 42 born in Iowa.

Jesse Albert Sypherd registered for WWII in Omaha, born June 16, 1893 in Adams County, Nebraska, with Leah at 2706 Burt Street.
Jesse died January 1981, last residence Lincoln, Nebraska.

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