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Family of William Brown HAGEMAN (1A) & Magdalena Voorhees STRYKER (1C)

8. Helen V. HAGEMAN.1,4,43  Born on 20 May 1852 in Fulton County, Illinois.4  Immigrated in 1866 to Seward Co., Nebraska from Fulton Co., Illinois.1  Helen V. died in Seward, Nebraska on 1 Jul 1933; she was 81.4

On 28 Mar 18694 when Helen V. was 16, she married James Alfred GARNER,4,42,43 in Seward Co., Nebraska. James Alfred was a son of James GARNER.42 They resided in Ruby, Nebraska in 1888.43

They had the following children:
21 i. Maggie (- bet 1933~1961)
22 ii. George (- bet 1934~1961)
23 iii. Fred L. (- bet 1934~1961)
24 iv. Newton (1885 - 1914)
25 v. Jennie Adaline (1876 - 1942)
26 vi. Harry (1883 - 1963)
27 vii. Constance (1878 - 1961)
28 viii. William L. (1891 - 1918)
29 ix. Ella B. (- aft 1961)
30 x. Ruth E. (1893 - 1971)
31 xi. Edward (- aft 1961)

The following is transcribed from an unidentified, undated newspaper photocopy:4


Helen V. Hageman, who was born in Fulton County, Illinois May 20, 1852, died in Seward, Nebraska, July 1, 1933: aged 81 years, 1 month, 11 days.

Her family moved to Seward Co., in 1866. March 28, 1869 she united in marriage with James A. Garner. To this union were born thirteen children, six boys and seven girls. Two died in infancy. The names of the others are as follows: Maggie Robins, Malvern, Iowa; George Garner, Alamo, Texas; Jennie Hackworth, Milford, Nebraska; Constance Garton, Seward, Nebraska; Fred Garner, Lincoln, Nebraska; Harry Garner, Seward, Nebraska; Newton Garner, deceased; Ed Garner, Grand Junction, Colo.; Ella B. McGirr, Boulder, Colorado; William Garner, deceased; Ruth E. Keiser, Boulder, Colorado.

Newton died in 1914. William was killed in France during the World War.

Besides the children, they [sic] are two brothers, Wm. W. Hageman who resides in California, and C. S. Hageman of Dorchester, Nebraska; fifteen grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends that are left to mourn their loss. Mrs. Garner was baptized, and [uni?]ted with the Seventh-Day Advent Church in 1902, and continued her membership in this church until her death.

The funeral was at two o'clock at the Seven-Day Advent church with Elder C. R. Kite officiating, interment was in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.


Card of Thanks
To the friends and neighbors who so kindly assisted us during the illness and death of our dear mother: and for the beautiful floral offerings we desire to express our appreciation and thankfulness.
                 The Garner Family
9. Christopher Striker HAGEMAN.1,11,43 Born on 31 May 1855 in Fairview, Illinois.1,11 Resided in Seward, Nebraska in 1888.43 Resided in Dorchester, Nebraska in 1933. Christopher Striker died at the home of his son William,11 in Pleasant Hill, Saline Co., Nebraska on 4 Mar 193511; he was 79.1 Buried in Pleasant Hill on 6 Mar 1935.11 Cause of death: "Heart failure (Myocarditis)," as listed on death certificate.11 Occupation: farmer.11

On 30 Dec 1877 when Christopher Striker was 22, he married Vandaline WHITENACK,3 daughter of John Flagg WHITENACK (1814-1894) & Malinda JONES (1822-1888), in Mount Pleasant, Seward County, Nebraska.3 She was born on 14 Feb 1858 in Linn County, Iowa.3 Vandaline died in Pleasant Hill, Saline Co., Nebraska on 25 Jul 1919; she was 61.3

They had the following children:
32 i. William Striker (1879-1948)
33 ii. Josephine "Josie" (1880-)
34 iii. Etha (~1884-)
35 iv. George (1888-)

The following obituary of Christopher Striker Hageman is transcribed from an unidentified, undated newspaper photocopy:4

Died at Pleasant Hill
Christopher S. Hageman was born May 31, 1855, at Fairview, Ill., and died at the home of his son, William, in Pleasant Hill, on March 4th, 1935, at 6:10 o'clock. He was 79 years, 9 months and 3 days old at the time of his death.

He was married on December 27, 1877, to Vanna Whiteneck, who preceded him in death, August 5, 1919. To this union were born, six children, two daughters, deceased; one daughter, Mrs. Josie Smith, of Lincoln; and three sons, Elmer, of Lincoln; George, of Alliance, and William, of Pleasant Hill. He leaves to mourn his passing, the four children and nine grandchildren.

Simon Peter

10. Simon Peter HAGEMAN.1,43 Born on 21 Sep 1858 in Illinois.1 Immigrated in 1866 to Nebraska from Illinois at age 8, with his parents in a covered wagon.1 Resided on his father's farm on the Blue River about 5 mi. SE of Seward.1,43 Simon Peter Hageman was buried in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, formerly Hageman Cemetery, near Ruby, Seward Co., Nebraska, between his two wives, second wife Martha Viola Wallick Hageman and Sarah A. Houderscheldt Hageman, who died during the birth of their only child, Lottie May. Occupation: farmer. Simon Peter died on 19 Jan 1928; he was 69. AKA: "Roy."

In 1883 Simon Peter first married Sarah A. HOUDERSCHELDT.1 She died in childbirth at the birth of their only child; according to S.P. Hageman family records, their daughter "Lottie May died at the age of 3 months."1 Sarah A. Houderscheldt Hageman was buried in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, formerly Hageman Cemetery, near Ruby, Seward Co., Nebraska, to the left of her husband, Simon Peter Hageman.

Announcement in newspaper [unidentified, date unknown] of the first marriage of Simon Peter Hageman:
"Married: At the residence of the bride's father on the 11th int. by Rev. E. Benson, Miss Sarah Houderscheldt, to Mr. [Simon] Hageman."
[Note: "11th inst." is an abbrev. of "11th instant," meaning the 11th day of the same month as the publication.]

They had one child:
36 i. Lottie May (Died as Infant)

Martha Viola

On 27 May 1884 when Simon Peter was 25, he second married Martha Viola WALLICK, daughter of Abraham WALLICK (c. 1819-1892) & Mary H. JOHNSON (1835-1871), in Nebraska. "Viola" was born on 28 Jan 1862 in Cuba, Iowa [or Illinois; conflicting census information]. Martha Viola died on 13 Dec 1918; she was 56. Cause of death: pneumonia after she contracted the Spanish flu during the great epidemic.1 Martha Viola Wallick Hageman was buried in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, formerly Hageman Cemetery, near Ruby, Seward Co., Nebraska, to the right of her husband, Simon Peter Hageman. Religion: she was a member of the Presbyterian church.

An aunt of Martha Viola Wallick, America Johnson Skillman, took her to raise when her mother Mary died tragically at age 36, leaving thirteen young children without a mother. Martha Viola was only nine years old and America was 24. America was a sister of Martha Viola Wallick's mother, Mary H. Johnson Wallick.1

According to the 1880 census, Martha Viola at age 18 was still living with the Skillmans, and was working as a servant. Her stepmother and aunt, America Johnson Skillman was the wife of Thomas Skillman, one of Magdalena V. Stryker's children from her first marriage. Viola may well have been introduced to Simon Peter Hageman through the connection of his mother being the mother-in-law of Viola's stepmother and aunt.

Martha Viola Wallick Hageman's granddaughter, June Imig Stipak, who regretted not having had the opportunity to know her grandmother, remembered being told how she had nursed other flu-stricken family members selflessly for many days, then suddenly announced, "I have to go to bed now," and died a few days later.

Martha Viola Wallick, her mother Mary H. Johnson, and Mary's sister America Johnson were all direct, double descendants of Daniel Boone's oldest sister Sarah BOONE1 and her parents Squire BOONE and Sarah MORGAN. Mary and America's father was Moses C. JOHNSON and their mother was Zerilda WILCOXSON. Zerilda was the daughter of cousins Elijah WILCOXSON (grandson of Sarah BOONE and John WILLCOCKSON ) and Charlotte CALLOWAY (great-granddaughter of Sarah Boone and her husband John Willcockson). Charlotte Calloway's grandfather was Benjamin CUTBIRTH , a best friend and fellow long-hunter of Daniel Boone.

Simon Peter HAGEMAN and Martha Viola WALLICK had the following children:
37 i. Albert Roy (1885-1974)
38 ii. Grace Pearl (1888-1977)
39 iii. Alice Naomi (1896-1979)

From W. W. Cox, History of Seward County Nebraska and Reminiscenses of Territoral History, 1905, pages 77+78:

Down in that county of brush and muddy roads, Fulton County, Illinois, Simon was born, September 21, 1858. Somehow an epidemic of western fever broke out in old Fulton in 1866 and Simon, together with the whole Hageman family, took it, and they landed in the wilderness of Seward County in the spring in time to see the flowers bloom.

Simon hunted coons along the river, helped make the old farm, went to school, fished and chased antelope and finally got after better game and captured Miss Viola Wallick, May 27, 1884, at Seward. She was born at Cuba, Iowa, January 29, 1862. They have three children, Albert R., Grace P., and Alice N., all at home. Mr. Hageman succeeded to his father's old farm four miles south of Seward. They have a splendid farm. He is a member of the Maccabees and United Workmen.

The following reminiscences of S.P. Hageman's only son Albert Roy "Bert" Hageman were found among the personal papers of his youngest sister Alice Naomi Hageman Imig. The four pages are in her handwritng and have been exactly transcribed by her granddaughter, Alice Imig Stipak:12
Indians Scared Hageman Boys

(By A. R. Hageman, Ogallala [Nebraska])

In reply to the request for a sketch on the history of the community in which I lived in Seward county, I am unable to remember back to the pioneer days, but my father, S. P. Hageman, told me of incidents that occurred during the earlier days, and I will relate them as I remember them.

My father came to Nebraska with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hageman, in the spring of 1866. They settled on a farm five miles southeast of Seward. (Most of this farm remained in the family, until 1930, when I disposed of it, and came to Keith County). They settled along the river, as most of the pioneers did, where fuel and water was available, and also protection from storms. At that time they didn't think the tableland would produce good crops

Early Day Experiences

They built a log house with logs which they hewed from native trees. There were no railroads in this part of the country at that time. Supplies were hauled long distances by oxen or horses. A large amount was hauled from Nebraska City.

On one occasion my grandfather took corn to be ground over to the West Mills, which was located on the Little Blue River. There were other farmers there when he arrived for the same purpose and after several hours waiting, he was able to get one half bushel of it ground. Starting for home early in the morning it took him until late in the night to make the round trip.

Visits from the Indians

There were numerous bands of Indians roaming through the country and rumors at times that they were about to make an attack, which caused much alarm among the settlers but nothing serious happened, although they caused some trouble raiding melon patches and helping themselves to anything that was handy. When an Indian came to a house he opened the door and walked in without knocking. If the whites were friendly to him, he would tell the rest of the tribe and the next time they came through the country, they would all make them a visit.

They had no respect for growing crops, and when they located a house they would go directly toward it through the grain. One day my grandfather saw a band of Indians coming, and sent my father and his brother, C. S. Hageman, out to the edge of a rye field to motion them to stay out of the grain. As the Indians came over the hill, two of them that were mounted on horses, seeing the boys, began to yell. And raising their tomahawks above their heads, came toward them, their horses at full speed. The boys ran for the house, not looking back, but could hear the Indians laughing at their joke. But the boys didn't stop until they got in the house.

Quite often when they would camp close by Grandfather would visit with them. To be friendly he would smoke their peace pipe, as they would pass it around from one to the other, as they sat in a circle around the fire.

The Blue river was very high in 1867 and several families moved out to higher ground. That summer the grasshoppers destroyed the corn crop and everything that was green. Some people got discouraged and went back east, but most of them stayed with it. For several years following, with a few exceptions, especially in the earlier nineties, the crops were good and the community progressed rapidly. New farmsteads were built, orchards and native trees were set out and hedge fences were planted. They grubbed out trees along the river and cleared the ground for farming.

Although there is a great change in the old neighborhood at the present time from what it was several years ago, it is thickly settled, has fertile soil, is well located, and a good place to live.         By A. R. Hageman

From "Incidents I Remember My Father Telling Me,"2 by Alice Naomi Hageman Imig, daughter of Simon Peter Hageman and his second wife Martha Viola Wallick Hageman:

One cold winter night, at a time when my grandparents and family knew a group of Indians had made camp a short way east of their log cabin, a young Indian who was the Chief's son, came to the door of the cabin and wanted in. They let him in, as a blizzard was raging outside and he had lost his way and was very cold. My grandfather [William Brown Hageman] allowed him to stay and he lay in front of the big fireplace for the night. When morning came, the storm had abated and the young Indian had gone.

True to Indian tradition, the tribe was very grateful for them having saved his life, and as long as they camped there, showed their appreciation by bringing the Hagemans rabbits to eat, and things they had made of beads, etc.

In another incident, when my grandfather and family were in a field out of sight of the cabin digging up potatoes for the year's supply, they saw a group of Indians coming down the road toward the cabin, and being busy, sent my father who was a young boy to the cabin to give them what they wanted if they came in -- like bread and other things to eat. Potatoes were badly needed in those days, and they didn't want them to find them, so my father gave them bread, etc. Then the Chief saw the axe grinder back of the cabin and motioned for my father to turn the wheel while he ground his tomahawk. So my father turned the grinder wheel -- all the time thinking he was going to use it on him. But fortunately they then moved on.

That was one of the few times they saw the Indians again, for soon they were marched down the road to the reservations.

From Seward County Nebraska 1982, Seward County Historical Society:

Simon P. Hageman was a direct descendant of Adrian Hageman and his wife, Catherine, who immigrated to New York from Holland in 1650. He was born in Illinois in 1858 and came to Seward County in a covered wagon with his parents in 1866. His parents were William Brown Hageman and Magelane Skillman both of whom are buried in the Ruby Cemetery, which was formerly called the Hageman Cemetery.

Simon married Viola Wallick in 1884. Viola's "Wallick" ancestors had come from Switzerland in the 1700's. She was also a descendant of Sarah Boone Wilcoxen who was born in Pennsylvania in 1724 and was a sister of Daniel Boone.

Simon and Viola lived all their married life on the Hageman farm on the Blue River about five miles southeast of Seward. There were many Indians around during those early years as they had a camp down by the river. Simon said his father often smoked their peace pipe with them.

Their children were: Albert Hageman who married Maude Roy[SIC, should be Ray]. He sold the home place and moved to a farm in Keith County in the early 30's.

Grace, married Orin Fosler and lived the remainder of her life on a farm near by.

Alice married George Imig and moved with her family to California.

Viola died in the flu epidemic of 1918. Simon lived until 1928.

Relatives still living in the Seward area are, Wayne Fosler, Eleanor Fosler Vogt, and LaVerne Fosler Bjorback.

Biography of the parents of Martha Viola Wallick Hageman, from Seward County Nebraska 1982, Seward County Historical Society, p.410: 4

Abraham Wallick was born in 1819 and died in Seward in 1892. He was the great grandson of Gottlieb Wallick who immigrated to the United States from Switzerland in the 1700s. He married Mary Johnson in 1834. He served in the Civil War even though he was then the father of 10 children.

He and Mary had 13 children including two sets of twins. Mary died in 1871 at the age of 37 leaving her family of small children. The children were separated, living with various relatives. Abraham died in 1892. Both he and Mary are buried in the Seward cemetery.

Their children were: Elizabeth, John Franklin, Christian, Sarah Ellen, Viola, Wallace, Mary Louisa, Moses, Elijah, Melville, Henry, Jane, and Addie.

Viola married Simon P. Hageman* and was the mother of Grace Hageman Fosler. Abraham was a great grandfather of Wayne Fosler, Eleanor Fosler Vogt, and LaVerne Fosler Bjorback, all of the Seward area.

From W. W. Cox, History of Seward County , Nebraska, 1888, p.234:43

Mary H. Johnson was born Jan. 3, 1834, in Fulton county, Illinois. Was married to Abram Wallick, July 26, 1850. Moved to Iowa in 1853. Joined the Baptist church in 1858. Moved to Seward county in 1868, where she died in February, 1871.
Mrs. W. was the mother of thirteen children, as follows: Elizabeth V. Smith, now dead, Christian J., John F., Ellen, Abram M., Martha N., Elvira, Melville, Wallace, Mary L., Henry C., Ada, and Jane.
Mrs. Wallick is remembered by all the older settlers a s a very worthy Christian lady, who went through great tribulation to her brighter home in the skies to receive her crown.
The Obituary of Martha Viola Wallick Hageman:4

Viola Wallick
Viola Wallick was born January 29, 1862, at Cuba, Iowa. Her early childhood was spent in Iowa until at the age of seven, when she moved with her father's family to Seward county, Nebraska. On May 27, 1884 she was married to S.P. Hageman at Seward, and the remainder of her life was spent on their farm home five miles south of Seward.

Mrs. Hageman departed this life Friday, December 13, 1918, age 56 years, 10 months and 14 days, her death being caused by pneumonia.

She is survived by her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Grace Fosler and Mrs. Alice Imig; one son, Albert R., eight grandchildren and six brothers and four sisters.

Besides her relatives the departed leaves a host of friends who will cherish her memory as a friend and neighbor always ready with kind acts of helpfulness and comforting words in time of trouble and need. Her family has lost a devoted wife and loving mother whose life may be a shining example of loyalty to her loved ones, that may aid them through the remainder of life. She was a member of the Presbyterian church.

The Memorial Notice of Martha Viola Wallick Hageman:4

Another hand is beckoning us,
   Another call is given;
And glows once more with angel steps
   The path which reaches heaven.

Alone unto our Father's will
  One thought hath reconciled;
That He whose love exceedeth ours
  Hath taken home His child.

Hold her, oh Father! In thine arm,
  And let her henceforth be
A messenger of love between
  Our human hearts and Thee.

And grant that she who, trembling
  Distrusted all her powers,
May welcome to her holier home
  The well beloved of ours.--Whittier.

Card of Thanks
We wish to thank the many friends and neighbors for their kindness and help during the illness and death of our beloved wife and mother. Also for the many beautiful flowers.
S. P. Hageman,
Mr. And Mrs. Bert Hageman,
Mr. And Mrs. Orin Fosler,
Mr. And Mrs. George Imig.

11. William William HAGEMAN.1,43,44 Born on 26 Dec 186044 in Illinois. Resided in Lincoln County, Nebraska in 1888.43 Later resided in California. William W. died in San Pedro, California.1,44

On 6 Mar 1884 when William William was 23, he married Cora Luella NORTON,44 daughter of John NORTON & Sara UNKNOWN, in Seward County, Nebraska.44 She was born on 14 Mar 1867 in Wisconsin.44 Cora Luella died in 1948 in El Paso, Texas.44

They had the following children:
40 i. Edward Roy (1887-1950)
41 ii. Percy Gail (1892-)
42 iii. Harold (1903-)

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