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Jules N. and Eva (Leger) Baros   , 7S 43W

Marie Augustine (Chastel) Leger 1839-1879 is buried in Seward County, Nebraska, # 88246520, the first wife of Louis Theodore Leger 1833-1911 # 88246303.

In 1880 Seward County, Nebraska, Eva Leger is 17, with widowed father Theodore Leger, 47. August is 19, Georege 12, Bertha 16, Henry 8, Maurice 6, and Augustina six months.
They're next to Louis Leger 62, with Clarisse 56 and six kids.

Jules cash-claimed a quarter in 32, 7S 42W in 1891. Jules Nicholas Baros, born in Belfort Paris, France, died in Mitchell, Nebraska, and is buried there 1846-1926, "veteran Franco-Prussian War."

October 5, 1895- Lincoln, Nebraska
For several days past rumors have been afloat concerning a reputed discovery of gold in Seward county, but as similar sensational discoveries heretofore have invariably proven shortlived, but little attention has been paid to them. But it now develops that there is either considerable foundation for the rumors or else there are a good many people in Lincoln who are being mighty badly fooled, and the Lincoln people interested feel satisfied that the latter is not the case. It appears from facts now available that for years the Burlington railroad in Nebraska has been ballasting its tracks with gold, for out in Seward county, about half way between Milford and Pleasant Dale, is an old gravel pit that is just now the nucleus of an exciting scramble for land. Gold has been discovered in rich stores in the gravel taken from that neglected pit. It is related that years ago a man who was en route to California discovered gold in the sands of that vicinity, but as there was no way at that time available of working the sand to advantage, he went on and the matter was dropped. Some time ago he returned to Nebraska and since his arrival the excitement has been created. The first revival was over the reported finding of gold on the farm of a widow named Muff, in Saline county some time ago, but in a short time it passed over until about the middle of last month, when it broke out in a new place. This time it was at the point indicated, about three miles from Milford. J. S. Dillenbeck owns something like 700 acres of land in the vicinity, and lives on an eighty acre tract. The old Burlington sand pit is located partly on that tract, but extends over upon others. It was here that he began r,vnnprt''nr. He first visited the Saline county find and discovered that the formation or drift was the same as that upon his farm. He began work and in due time had some of the sand and gravel from different parts of his farm in the hands of assayers to Denver, and sent some of it in to Denver, and received in reply a certificate of an assay by W. C. Winger, assayer of that city, showing that one specimen ran $136 in gold dust to the ton. Another ran $162 and another $71.20. Then he brought some in to Prof. Nicholson taken from different parts of his property, and it ran $76 to the ton.
If there were anything crooked in the conduct of Dillenbeck in relation to the find, it would have been natural for him to boom his find and then sell out at a good round price. But instead of that he went to work and bought 120 acres more adjoining his already large possessions. Then he began to try and interest others with a view of having the property developed. In due course of time he let David Nefsky of this city into the secret. Jules Baros owned a 40-acre tract that lay right in the gold-bearing bolt, and Nefsky concluded that he wanted it. But before concluding to buy it he went out and looked it over, securing several bags of sand and gravel from various portions of it, making the elections of localities himself. Some of the sand he took to Prof Nickolson for assay, and received chances from that authority that it r in gold and silver combined, but rich in gold. $122.20 to the ton. Then Nefsky went right out to Baros' place, bought it, paying $1,200 for it, or $30 an acre. Before Dillenbeck whispered the precious information to Nefsky. He had done a similar service to Banker H. T. Jones of Seward, who at once purchased an adjoining tract of land from Philip Stoltz, and also to Banker Shadduck of Milford. They hustled around and bought an eighty-acre tract from a farmer named F.adke, paying only ?? an acre for it. In fact Shadduck appears to have been the first man o Fuccv-rr.h to th- -scil'-ml. buying his tract of land on the l'-h of September. It was on the lMh that Pillenb-Ck bought his additional 1M acres.

In 1900 Seward County, J. N. Baros is a broom manufacturer, born Jan 1847 in France, married 19 years to Eva Nov 8164 France, have Eunice A. April 1893 Nebraska.
The three of them are still in Seward County in 1910 and 1920. Eunice is teaching school in 1920.

May 1915 Lincoln "Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Baros, who visited Morris Leger, Mrs. Baros' brother, of Seward returned the first of the week."

Jules must have gone back to France to visit - he arrived in 1915 in New York, born in Belfort, age 69.

Jules, 1846-1926 is buried in Mitchell # 18288586.

Eva (Widow Jules) is in Mitchell in 1934.
May 31, 1945 "MITCHELL, Neb. Mrs. Eva R. Baros, 81, died here Monday night at the home of a daughter. Mrs. Frank Reed. Mrs. Baros had suffered a fractured hip on April 26, and had been hospitalized at Scottsbluff for several weeks, returning to her daughter's home about 10 days ago. Mrs. Baros was born in Paris France, came to Nebraska as a girl Her husband, Jules Baros, a Frenchman whom she met in Nebraska, died here several years ago. Funeral services will be here Friday afternoon.
Eva (Leger) Baros 1863-1945 is also buried in Mitchell # 18288585.

"REED, FRANK JOHN: Attorney; b Seward Co, Neb Dec 13, 1889; s of John Randolph Reed-Caroline Jensen; ed Milford HS; U of N, LLB 1920; Phi Delta Phi; Pi Kappa Alpha; m Eunice Baros July 27 1920 Milford; s Jules, Randolph; d Louise Jeannette, Adrienne Baros, 1911-20 in ins bus, Lincoln; 1920- prac law, Mitchell; city atty since 1925; city clk 1920-25; during World War, 1917-19 O/S with air service of AEF, recd training in Italy, later participated in patrol work in Italy & on western front under command of Fiorello La Guardia; Amer Leg 119, past comm; AF&AM 263; Kiwanis; Comm Club; Western Neb, Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; hobby, mechanics; mother's parents came to Neb from Milwaukee 1870, settled in Seward Co, father came from Va to Seward Co 1880, Civil War veteran under Confederate Gen John Moseby; off & res Mitchell."

Eunice (Baros) Reed 1893-1986 is buried in Mitchell # 18288429. So is Frank J. Reed 1889-1954 # 18288428.

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