Courtesy of Paul Kennedy
"Francis Hastings Brokaw
Born Fairview Fulton Co Ill
Oct 20 - 1864
Died May 23 - 1935
Lincoln Nebr (Bethany)
This picture was taken in 1921"
Courtesy of James H. Roudebaugh
Margaret Rebecca "Maggie"
"Maude Roudebaugh's Aunt Meg.
Lincoln, Nebr." (1936)
"With Love... Auntie"
|50||i.||Augustus David (1886-1970)|
|51||ii.||Elsie Lavina (1887-1969)|
|52||iii.||Eva June (1889-1951)|
|53||iv.||Francis "Frank" Hastings, Jr. (1892-1978)|
|54||v.||Aletta Ann (1897-)|
|55||vi.||Margaret Naomi (Twin) (1898-1920)|
|56||vii.||Fred Wilson (Twin) (1898-)|
|57||viii.||William Edward (Died as Child) (1901-1910)|
Francis Brokaw was born on the parental farm, near Fairview, Fulton County, Illinois, and raised there to 1869, when the family moved to Nebraska, where he grew up on a prairie homestead, which was near Nebraska City and some other small towns. And, later, the town of Milford sprang up nearby. Margaret Foreman, born at Milton, Pike Col., Illinois, moved to Nebraska when the folks did, and she and Frank Brokaw were married in Milford. They lived on a farm, which was near the small town of Lamar, where the first two children were born, and in Milford where the next three were born, and the others were born at Seward, all of which were nearby, and in Seward County.
They were living in Lincoln, Nebraska, when William and Margaret died.
Alletta Stryker (Brokaw) and William Oppie Robbins had the following children:
|58||i.||Jessie Lee (1889-)|
|59||ii.||Charles (Died as Infant) (1891-1891)|
|60||iii.||Lora Jane (1894-)|
|61||iv.||Ada Mariah (1896-)|
|62||v.||Frank Brokaw (1899-)|
|63||vi.||William Albert (1903-1997)|
|65||viii.||Augustus Warren (1907-1975)|
|66||ix.||Bertin Loy (1910-)|
|67||x.||Aletta Neva (1911-)|
[Page 42]From the William Oppie of Somerset County, New Jersey and Some of His Descendants, with Other Opie Families Mentioned, compiled by Esther Opie Van Ness, 1958; corrections applied from her Oppie-Opie Supplement: Supplement and Corrections to the Oppie-Opie Genealogy published in about 1966:33,40
121475 WILLIAM OPPIE ROBBINS, son of Sarah Maria Oppie and Albert C. Robbins; b. Aug. 15, 1861 near Flagtown, N.J.; d. Dec. 20, 1913, Seward, Neb., where he was living. He m. Alletta Stryker Brokaw Mar. 10, 1888. She was b. Mar. 10, 1869, Fairview, Fulton Co., Ill.; dau. of William Augustus Brokaw, who was b. June 12, 1842, Fulton Co. Ill. and his wife Jane Adeline Hageman, b. Sept. 4, 1844 in Ill., dau. of William and Althea (Stryker) Hageman. Aletta d. Feb. 17, 1936, Seward, Neb. Children:
*1214751 Jessie Lee b. 1889
1214752 Charles b. Feb. 8, 1891; d. same day.
*1214753 Lora Jane b. 1894
*1214754 Addie Maria b. 1896
*1214755 Frank Brokaw b. 1899
*1214756 William Albert b. 1903
1214757 Walter b. Feb. 20, 1906; d. Feb. 23, 1906
*1214758 Augustus Warren b. 1907
*1214759 Bertin Loy b. 1910
*121475-10 Aletta Neva b. 1911
12147 SARAH MARIA OPIE, dau. of William Oppie and Sarah Hageman; b. Mar. 21, 1831, Harlingen, N. J.; d. Nov. 3, 1876, Fairview, Ill.; m. Albert Conover Robbins Nov. 8, 1851; b. Feb. 12, 1832 and d. May 9, 1918. He was the son of Lucretia Conover (Covenhowen) and Andrew Robbins, who are bur. in the Flagtown, N. J. cemetery. The family lived in this town and were members of the Zion M. E. Church Apr. 4, 1853.
The membership of the M.E.Church at Mt. Zion near Flagtown, N.J. lists the name of Lucretia Robbins in its membership for Apr. 5, 1851. Later it gives Albert C. Robbins and Sarah and on Apr. 4, 1853 Esther, Catharine, and Rebecca, sisters of Albert. Still later the last three are given as Esther Lindabury, Catharine Walton, and Rebecca Baker.
Albert Robbins and his wife, Sarah Opie, went to Illinois when their children were small. She is bur. in the Fairview, Ill. cemetery, as is her husband, who d. May 9, 1918, aged 86 yr. 2 mo. 27 da. He had m. 2nd Sophia (Wyckoff) Garretson, a widow. [Correction: "Albert Robbins m. 2nd in either Fairview or Galesbury, Ill. a widow with several children. She may have been a Mrs. Garret or Garretson. Sometime after this marriage and before 1913 he owned a home in Redlands, Calif."] As far as is known Albert Robbins and Sarah Opie had eight children. [*] Children: All by first wife.
*121471 Lucretia Ann b. 1852
*121472 Louisa H. b. 1854
*121473 Charles E. b. 1856
121474 Martha O. b. Feb. 7, 1859; d. Nov. 10, 1876
*121475 William Oppie b. 1861
121476 Emma b. Sept. 21, 1863; d. June 22, 1865, aged 1 yr. 9 mo. 1 da.
*121477 Lora b. Sept. 16, 1865, Flagtown, N. J. She was the only
child living in 1914, when her sister Louisa died.
She was residing in Cima, Calif.
*121478 Ella b. 1873; m. probably -- Main. A picture is in existence of
her and her husband, taken in Emporia, Kansas.
She was a stepsister of a Joe Garretson. There is also
a picture of her son, Albert.
Sources: V.S.; Fam. Rec.; SCHQ V.8 p.59.
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Note: The children of Andrew Robbins and Lucretia Conover, parents of Albert Robbins, are included next as a source of information for anyone interested. (A member of the family sent them).
Andrew Robbins b. Sept. 26, 1804; d. Aug. 6, 1865 Lucretia Conover, his wife, b. Dec. 3, 1807; d. Sept. 26, 1891; m. Jan. 31, 1829. Children:
1. Hannah b. Oct. 5, 1829
2. Albert C. b. Feb. 12, 1832
3. Ann Louise b. July 5, 1833
4. Rebecca b. July 3, 1835
5. Esther E. b. Feb. 19, 1837
6. Sarah b. Apr. 11, 1839
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7. George b. Apr. 18, 1841; d. May 17, 1841
8. Charles H. b. Apr. 21, 1842
9. Mary Frances b. Aug. 12, 1844
10. Emma Lucretia b. July 19, 1846
11. Andrew b. Apr. 28, 1848; d. Oct. 27, 1849
12. Jane Elizabeth b. July 20, 1850
Sources: Fam. Inf.; Church Records.
Photo Courtesy of Eve Brokaw Adams
Adeline "Addie" Corena Brokaw, 1890
|69||ii.||Ella Florence (1894-)|
|70||iii.||Homer Maxwell (1903-)|
|71||iv.||Alberta Marjorie (1909-)|
Adeline Brokaw was mar., Apr 22, 1891, in the St. Paul Episcopal Church, in Lincoln, Nebr., to Albert James Faust, b. July 23, 1870, son of Lt. Emanuel and Sarah (Runkle) Faust, who were from Pennsylvania. Albert Faust was b. at St Charles, Iowa, and was a farmer, and they lived near the town of Ruby, Nebr.
|72||i.||William Austin (1904-1991)|
|73||ii.||Juster Marvin (1913-1986)|
On 12 Feb 1954 when William Hageman was 75, he second married Bertha
Grimes GRISWOLD GAYLORD, in 1st Methodist Church, Marysville,
Brokaw was buried in Wyuka Cemetery,
Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, near her husband William Hageman
From Our Brokaw-Bragaw Heritage, p.495:22
William Brokaw, born on his parents' homestead in Seward County, Nebraska, received his early education at a country school near Seward, then went to high school, and then the University of Nebraska. Jessie Riley, born at Lawrence, Kansas, was a daughter of Austin and Emily (Morton) Riley. The William Brokaws lived in Seward, where he was the County Superintendent for years. He was also the Superintendent of Agriculture and Home Economics; for thirty years he was Director of the Extension of Agriculture at the University of Nebraska, at which time they lived in Lincoln. He was still living there when he sent family records. He is the one who is mentioned in the record of Bourgon Broucard at the very beginning of these records, who went to Germany on a mission for the United States Army, and was in the Section, near Manheim, and visited at the home of Mrs. Bockmeyer, and from her he received some information regarding the Huguenots, etc.