Willis Freeman Sheppard and Ingrid Melvina (Thulin) Sheppard
In 1880 Willis is 14, born in Iowa, in Fillmore County, Nebraska, with Josiah 39, Illinois, a plasterer, Carolina 37 Ohio, Charley G. 11, Nettie 8, Oliver G. 6, and Bertrun V. 1.
Ingrid is also in Fillmore County in 1880, with Ivan 38 and Clin 36, Anznota 13, and Ingrid 10 all born in Sweden. Anton, 7 and Alfred 4 born in Illinois, and newborn John Edwin born in Nebraska.
JOSIAH SHEPPARD, farmer and stock-raiser, came to Fillmore County, Neb., in the spring of 1870, and settled on a homestead in Bell Prairie Township, on Section 30, Town 5, Range 2 west; has 160 acres all under cultivation; 160 acres, one-half mile east on Section 29, eighty acres under cultivation. He was born in Belmont County, Ohio, June 15, 1840; lived in his native State until thirteen years old; his parents then moved with the family to Rock Island County, Ill., and settled on a farm, where Josiah lived until he came to Nebraska. He enlisted in 1861, in Company I, Thirteenth Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry; re-enlisted in the fall of 1861, in Company I, Eighth Regiment Kansas Volunteer Infantry; was soon taken sick, and was compelled to leave the service; discharged August, 1862. He was married in Port Byron, Rock Island County, September, 1865, to Miss Caroline Sterdivan. They have five children--Willis F., Charles G., Nettie, Oliver G. and Bertram V. He is a member of Wilson Post of Geneva, G. A. R., also I. O. O. F. and Masonic order of same place.
Willis married Ingrid Thulin November 28, 1890 in Fillmore County.
Willis cash-claimed a quarter in 10, 6N 48W in 1890.
In 1900 Clay County, Nebraska, "Wilis" born March 1866 in Iowa, Ingrid Feb 1870 Sweden, Ethel E. 1891, Millin W. Oct 1892, and Willie W. Feb 1898, all three in Nebraska. So Ingrid, at least, wasn't in Colorado very long, if at all.
In 1910 "Wilis" and Ingrid are in Butler County, Nebraska, with Milan 17 and William 11.
In 1940 Willis 74 and Ingrid, 70, born in Sweden are in Franklin County, Nebraska - no occupation.
William F. and wife "Nillie" B. Sheppard, both 41, with three kids, all born in Nebraska, are also in Franklin County in 1940.
Willis -1866-1948, Ingrid -1870-1945, William W. 1898-1945, and Barbara E. 1899-1984, Sheppard are buried in Harvard, Clay County, Nebraska.