Eugene and Rachel (Walton) Ganzans, 8 North 50 West

Rachel's father was Nelson Walton, buried in Quincy, Iowa "Nelson Walton born10 DEC 1835 in Lima, Allen county, Ohio, died 12 MAY 1898 buried Oakland cem. Adams county, Iowa.
Father: John B. Walton b: 1799 in Vt - Mother: Mary Polly Fleming b: 1804 in Mass
Married Susanna Rachel Leatherman, who was born 16 FEB 1842 in Allen county, Ohio
•Married: 2 JUL 1857 in Linn county, Ia (12 children)

1. Rachel Catherine Walton b: 25 MAY 1858 in Linn county, Iowa
2. Lethitia Jane Walton b: 25 NOV 1859 in Linn county, Iowa
3. Mary Lucretia Walton b: 6 JAN 1862 in Mills county, Iowa
4. William Henry Walton b: 12 SEP 1863 in Adams county,Iowa
5. Lydia Ellen Walton b: 19 DEC 1865 in Linn county, Iowa
6. Ida Ann Walton b: 18 FEB 1868 in Linn county, Iowa
7. Rose Elmina Walton b: 4 AUG 1869 in Linn county, Iowa
8. Ulysses Grant Walton b: 18 MAR 1872 in Adams county,Iowa
9. Hyatt Elmer Walton b: 16 NOV 1876 in Adams county,Iowa
10. John Nelson Walton b: 23 MAR 1878 in Adams county,Iowa
11. Lafayette Wiles Walton b: 19 MAR 1880 in Iowa
12. Sherman Ole Walton b: 2 FEB 1874 in near Carbon, Adams county, Iowa"

In 1860 Linn County, Iowa, Nathan Walton is 25, Susanna 20, with "Catherine" 2 and Jane 1.

Rachel and Hiatta Reece had Myrtie Armelia Reece on Feb 7, 1879 in Linn County, Iowa.
Mary J. Reece, newborn, died in January 1880 in Linn County, "scalded."
"Mary REECE was born on 2 Jun 1878 in Troy Mills, Linn, Iowa. She died on 26 Jan 1880."

They must have split, because Ethen Hyal (or Hyatt) Reece married Angeline Betzer on December 25, 1898 in Linn County, Iowa.
In 1885 Cass County, Nebraska, Eugene Ganzans is farming, 28 born in Mexico, with Rachel 26 born in Iowa. Myrtle 6 in Iowa, Jennie 2 and Ella 1 in Colorado.
Also with them is Ellen Walton, 19 born in Iowa - says daughter, but probably Rachel's sister.

Eugene "Gauzans" claimed a quarter in section 14, 8N 50W in 1890, and Eugene "Ganzans" one in section 23 in 1891.

In 1900 Buffalo County, Nebraska, Eugene is married 24 years to Rachel, immigrating in 1857, born July 1849 in Mexico. Rachel C. is born May 1857 in Iowa, with Jessie E. 16 and Raymond L. 1. This census says Jessie was born in Nebraska.

In 1910 Buffalo County, Eugene 56 and Rachel 55 have Raymond L. 11.

Eugene 1852-1912 is buried in Kearney # 53106878.

This article appeared in the Kearney Hub in Kearney, NE

Eugene Ganzans—Born in New Mexico, July 27, 1848; died Kearney, Neb., March 21, 1912.  Met Miss Rachel Walton in Iowa and married her in Papillion, Neb., thirty-five years ago.  

The editor of the Hub had known  ‘Gene Ganzans’  in a companionable way for many years and rarely missed an opportunity for a passing word or social chat.  In this way there were revealed many fine qualities, a scope of observation and intelligent conclusion, and a philosophic cast of mind that were not apparent to the casual or unobserving acquaintance.  As a laboring man, his tasks were conscientiously performed, and whatever his work it was well done , with loyal regard for the interests of his employers.  He was industrious, quiet, honest, forehanded, and in every respect lived the part of a good citizen, which is the best that any man can do, no matter what his sphere or station.  These are things that his old friends will love to remember, that may be a consolation to those who have been bereaved, and that we doubt not will serve as a “sheet anchor” for the young son whom he loved so dearly.  Kindly memories always for ‘Gene Ganzans’ and an Easter blossom on the last resting place of our friend in the Silent City.  

If anyone has information on Eugene's location in the 1860-1870-1880 census, please let us know.

In 1917 Rachel is in Missoula, Montana, widow of Eugene, living at 207 S. 7th. Raymond, a student, lives there, too.

Rachel is in Nez Perce County, Idaho in 1920, widowed, 50 a servant working out. Raymond 20 is with her, saying his father was born in New Mexico, and they have a ltwo lodgers.

Rachel Ganzans died in Beadle County, South Dakota August 14, 1929, and is buried in Kearney # 53106902.

April 1922 Salem, Oregon engagement "Miss Harriett Van Slyke, sophomore, Chelan, Wash to Raymond L. Ganzans, of Salem, Both of the young men are members of the Phi Kappa Pi fraternity and students in the law school. Mr. Ganzans is vice president and representative to the inter-fraternity council."
Harriet and Raymond married in Chelan on June 30, 1925.

Raymond Lee Ganzans, born at Kearney in 1899, married Marion Maheur in Mount Vernon, Washington July 23, 1934.

Myrtle is in Buffalo County, Nebraska in 1900, 21, married to Frank Tuffs two years, with Vera seven months old.
She's buried in Kearney, too 1879-1962 # 51837315.

"28 Apr 1998 Grand Island, Nebraska
Alethia "Babe" MARET, 87
Born 20 Aug 1910, Albion, NE. Parents: Frank Tuffs and Myrtie Ganzans. 1929 grad. Wood River HS. 22 Mar 1931: married Frank Maret at Kearney, NE. They lived at Gibbon and Wood River. Mr. Maret died 3 Jun 1989. Mrs. Maret died Sun. 26 Apr 1998, Wood River, NE. Service: Thurs., Apfel Funeral Home, Wood River. Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Gibbon, NE. Survivors: 3 sons, 5 daughters. Predeceased by her husband, infant son Adelbert; 3 brothers and a sister."


In 1910 Buffalo County, Jessie is married to Chester Glenn nine years, she's had five kids, three living. Gladsy is 6 born in Colorado, Hazel 4 in COlorado, and Kenneth eleven months born in Nebraska.
Brother John H. Glenn 58 born in Illinois is with them.
Jessie and Chester are farming in Ravalli County Montana in 1920, with a bunch more kids.

In 1930 Ravalli County, Jessie is 45, now married to John B. Miller 62, with Kenneth Glenn 20, Lee A. 19, Robert E. 18, Virginia C. 14, Marjory E. 10, and John H. Glenn 80.


In 1900 Buffalo County, Jennie, born in Nebraska May 1881, is married to Albert Cash 24 born in Iowa..

They're in Ravalli County, Montana in 1910.
They're in Nez Perce County, Idaho in 1920, nnext to Rachel and Raymond. Allie H. is 42, Eugenia 35, with Jesse A. 17 born in Nebraska.

Allie Hubert Cash, born about 1874 to William and Orilla Cash, died in King County, Washington September 23, 1956.

Eugenia 1883-1962 is buried in King County # 87188174.

Jesse, born about 1903, to Albie Cash and Eugenia "Gaugans" died April 15, 1953 in King County, Washington.
Jesse is also buried in King County # 87188182.

Back to Logan County Biographies.