Logan County Colorado Pioneers

William J. and Emma (Fowler) Broeder, sister Elisa "Lizzie" (Broeder) Elliott, 9 North 50 West

In 1920 Lincoln County, Nebraska, George O. Fowler is 47, Dollie 44, Virgil C. 25, Floyd 20, Emma 16, bon in Kansas, Alma 14, Otis 11, Ora 9, and Vivian five months.

George Otis Fowler 1871-1933 is buried in North Platte # 59290749, with Dollie May 1874-1957 buried in Joplin, MIssouri # 129941074.

In 1900 Thayer County, Nebraska, Chas "Bevader" and Elsie are 29, with Louis T. 6, Elizabeth 4, Wm J. 3, Henryh H eight months.

In 1910 Lincoln County, Nebraska, Carl Broeder and Elsie are 39, Louisa T. 16, Elisa M. 15, Willie J. 13, Henry H. 10, Hugo L. 7, William L. 3, and Agger C. 1.

William registered for WWI in North Platte, born February 2, 1897 in Thayer County. He said hs father was born in Alexander, Thayer County.

In 1920 Lincoln County, Nebraska, William is 22, born in Nebraska, farming with parents Carl 49 born in Nebraska and Elsie 48 in Illinois.
Lizzie M. is 25, Henry H. is 20, Hugo L. 17, Wilma L. 14, and Agget C. 10.

William claimed a quarter in 1, 9N 50W in 1924. That quarter was under Elmer Kelly's name in the 1917 atlas.

In 1930 Logan County, William is 33, Emma 26 born in Kansas, with Earl 7, Eula 3, June 2, and Kenneth 1, all four borni nColorado.
William and Emma are back in Lincoln County, Nebraska in 1940, where he's a laborer on an irrigation ditch. Earl G. is 17, Eula F. 13, June L. 12, Kenneth L. 11, and Donna Lee 4 born in Nebraska.

William Jerome Broeder 1897-1969 is buried in North Platte # 15201331, on the same stone as Margerithe 1903-1949 # 15201358.

Earl G. Broeder 1922-2007 is buried in Fort McPherson # 36245445.

Earl G. Broeder, 84, of North Platte died Feb. 7, 2007, at Great Plains Regional Medical Center.

Earl was born in Crook, Colo., Dec. 16, 1922, to William and Emma Mae Fowler Broeder. The family moved to a farm southwest of North Platte in 1932. Earl attended county school in that area then moved to Hershey in 1937. He graduated from Hershey High School in 1940.

He was inducted into the Army Air Force January 1942, serving with the 547th Light Fighter Squadron in New Guinea, Southern Philippines, Luzon in the Western Pacific. He was with the occupational troops in Japan after their surrender. As a Sergeant, Earl received the American Service Medal, Asiatic Pacific Service Medal, Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one Bronze Star, World War II Victory Medal and Good Conduct Medal. He was honorably discharged from the Separation Center at Fort Logan, Colo., Jan. 11, 1946.

He worked for Schramm's Construction, was an installation man for Sears Roebuck and Company, worked for the Armor Packing Plant and Pawnee Springs Ranch for more than 42 years.

He was also a member of American Legion, Eagles and the Ham Radio Club. On Jan. 15, 1951, Earl was married to Louise M. Hackler at the Saint Patrick's Catholic Church by Monsignor Thomas Murray. To this union 10 children were born and Earl and Louise adopted their 11th child in March 1979.

Survivors include his wife, Louise; seven sons, Stephen (Jackie) Broeder of Grant, Timothy (Kaye) Broeder of Point, Texas, David (Armita) Broeder, Donald Broeder, both of North Platte, Thomas (Becky) Broeder of Alliance, Daniel (Tamra) Broeder of Lincoln and Jerome Broeder of Bluff City, Tenn.; four daughters, Cathy Ludlow of Tulsa, Okla., Teresa Steuben of Martin, S.D., Elisa Goeltsch of Millard and Trisha Broeder of Kilgor, Texas; 19 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a sister, Donna Fernandez of Santa Cruz, Calif.; a sister-in-law, Bessie (Rusty) Walker; brothers-in-law, Joseph (Sue) Hackler, Bernie (Judy) Hackler, both of Cheyenne, Wyo.; and sister-in-law, Dorothy Van Cleve; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mr. Broeder was preceded in death by his parents, William and Emma; two sisters, June and Eula; a brother, Kenneth; grandson, Jamie Broeder; and a great-granddaughter, Makayla Ann Larsen.


August 18, 1942 " Funeral services were held at North Platte today for June Broeder, 14, second member of the W. J. Broeder family, of Hershey, to die of infantile paralysis in about a week. The girl had been ill but two days when she died Sunday. A week previously her sister, Eula, 16, died of the same disease two days after becoming ill. Besides their parents, the two girls are survived by two brothers and a younger sister. "

Eula 1926-1942 # 15201855 and June 1927-1942 # 15201866 are buried in North Platte.

Kenneth L. Broeder 1929-1985 is buried in North Platte # 15306154.

ELISA BROEDER - sister of William

In 1920 Lizzie was with the family in Lincoln County, Nebraska, 25, working on the home farm.

In 1920 Lincoln County, Meritt W. Elliott is 14, with parents Fred M. 39, Ida M. 39, and sister Lucille E. 9.
(Fred Merrith Elliott 1879-1942 is buried in North Platte # 58930804, with Ida Mae 1880-1942.)
(They might be related to Edward Charles Elliott 1874-1960, Purdue University president 1922-1945, who grew up in North Platte, fathe Fred.

Elisa W. Broeder married Wayne Elliot on July 25, 1923, recorded in Logan County.

In 1930 Lincoln County, Nebraska, Wayne is 24, Elisa 28 (so she fudged her age), with Imogene 3 all born in Nebraska.
They're on the same page as Louie Broeder 37 and his family.

They're still in Lincoln County in 1940, Wayne a general mechanic 30 ane Elisa 40.
Elisa M. "Lizzie" (Broeder) Elliott 1895-1960 is buried in North Platte # 58930766.

William's brother Agget C. Broeder 1909-2004 is buried in North Platte # 15199264, second husband of Farell (Mattson(*Adkins) 1925-1984

William's sister Wilma:
Oliver Mayfield b. 17 Jun 1894, Nebraska, d. 31 May 1960, (North Platte, Lincoln County, Nebraska) married Wilma Loeota Broeder b. 20 Sep 1904, North Platte, Lincoln County, Nebraska, d. 17 Mar 1973, (North Platte, Linclon County, Nebraska), m. 25 Nov 1926, Julesburg, Sedgwick County, CO, par. Carl Broeder and Elsie Sinn
Children of Oliver and Wilma:
Lola Fay Mayfield
Corp Curtis Dean Mayfield b. 30 Dec 1931, d. 6 Oct 1980, (North Platte ) had Rhonda Lynn Mayfield b. 29 May 1959, d. 3 Mar 1967, (North Platte)
Oliver Grant Mayfield b. 18 Aug 1936, d. 13 May 1945
Rhoda Belle Mayfield married Merle Wilhelm Bringewatt b. 28 Aug 1926, Tobias, Saline County, Nebraska


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