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St. Michael's, Albion, Boone County
Holy Family, Lindsay, Platte County
Prospect Hill, Norfolk, Madison County


In June 1999 I accompanied my Mother to her 60th high school reunion in Albion, Boone County, Nebraska. My Mother was born in rural Albion, the fourth of ten children born to Adolph and Julia ZACH THOMAS. During some free time, we visited the St. Michael Catholic Cemetery just outside Albion on Hwy 91. Adolph, Julia and their youngest daughter Virginia THOMAS GALITZ are laid to rest here. Further east on Hwy 91 is the community of Lindsay. Holy Family Catholic Cemetery is outside of town to the southeast. My Grandfather Adolph's parents, Ferdinand and Agnes SCHNECK THOMAS, are both buried here.

More about my THOMAS Family.  More about my SCHNECK Family.

St. Michael Cemetery, Albion, Nebraska

Memorial Erected May 15, 1959 by Rev. J. J. CROWLEY
And his sister Mary A. CROWLEY
In memory of all those ever buried
In St. Michael's Cemetery

Father CROWLEY was the pastor of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Albion for many years. He baptized both my Mom and Dad at St. Michael's. He lived next door to my Grandparents after he retired. I remember as a child, whenever we visited Grandma and Grandpa THOMAS, we went next door with my Mom to visit Father CROWLEY.

Adolph and Julia THOMAS My Mother at her parent's grave.
St. Michael's Catholic Cemetery,
Albion, Boone County, Nebraska
June 1999
Adolph and Julia THOMAS
Julia M. (nee ZACH)
April 19, 1891
Nov. 17, 1967
Adolph G.
July 21, 1892
Feb. 15, 1980
Julia and Adolph are Marge's Grandparents. Julia Mary ZACH was one of 15 children born to Ignatz and Anna Mary BRAUN ZACH. She was born in the St. Mary's community which is located between Humphrey and Tarnov, Platte County, NE. Adolph George THOMAS was one of 16 children born to Ferdinand and Agnes SCHNECK THOMAS. Adolph was born in Louisenthal, Germany (Prussia). His parents immigrated to the Norfolk, Madison County area, when Adolph was two years old. Adolph and Julia married 15 Feb 1916 at St. Mary of the Angels Church in rural Platte County. They were the parents of 10 children.

8 Jan 1932
12 Apr 1989
Virgina Mary was the youngest of 10 children born to Adolph and Julia ZACH THOMAS. She was born in Albion, Boone County, Nebraska and died in Norfolk, Madison County, Nebraska. She married 11 April 1958 and was the mother of four daughters. Virginia is buried next to her parents at St. Michael's Cemetery in Albion.

Ferdinand and Agnes THOMAS
Holy Family Cemetery, Lindsay, Platte County, Nebraska
8 Nov 1872
9 Dec 1932
Ferdinand THOMAS
19 Mar 1867
25 Sep 1954
Ferdinand and Agnes are Marge's Great Grandparent's - the parents of Adolph George THOMAS (see above). Ferdinand was one of at least 12 children of Frank and Wilhelmina KÖHLER THOMAS. Agnes Anna Magdlena SCHNECK was a daughter of Carl and Maria Magdalena THOMAS SCHNECK. Ferdinand and Agnes married 21 Nov 1891, probably in Louisenthal, Prussia. Ferdinand, Agnes and Agnes' mother Maria Magdalena immigrated June 15, 1893 and first settled near Norfolk, Madison County, Nebraska. Agnes' sister Anna had previously immigrated 18 April 1890, with her husband Franz DOLLERSHELL to Norfolk, Nebraska.

Prospect Hill Cemetery, Norfolk, Nebraska
Norfolk, Madison County, Nebraska

Ferdinand and Lena Dollerschell
Ferdinand Dollerschell
Lena Dollerschell
20 Jan 1864 - 23 Jul 1931
  1867 - 1934
Ferdinand was a brother of Franz / Frank DOLLERSCHELL.  Frank married Marge's great grandaunt, Anna SCHNECK, sister of Agnes Anna Magdalena SCHNECK THOMAS. 

Maria Magdalena THOMAS SCHNECK
Maria Magdalena SCHNECK
15 Aug 1841
20 Nov 1901
My great great grandmother Maria Magdalena THOMAS SCHNECK was born 15 August 1841 in Louisenthal, Prussia (now Borzys³awiec, Poland).  She was a daughter of Andreas THOMAS and Anna Maria HASE / HAASE.  She married Carl Friedrich Wilhelm SCHNECK sometime before 1864.  Carl was born to Johann Christian August  SCHNECK and Friderika REINHOLZ on 27 September 1840 in Gross-Sophienthal, Prussia (now Warcis³awiec, Poland).  Carl died 29 December 1884.  Carl and Maria were the parents of at least two daughters: Anna who married Franz DOLLERSCHELL, and Agnes who married Ferdinand THOMAS.   Maria Magdalena immigrated with Ferdinand and Agnes and her two grandchildren, Herman and Adolph THOMAS.  They arrived at the port of New York on 15 June 1893 and came to Norfolk, Madison County, Nebraska.


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Created February 23, 2001 -- Updated June 4, 2006

Pictures taken by Marge GALUS SANDLIER
June 1999 & July 2000

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