The Bresslers were a big family centered in Pennsylvania, but many of their offspring migrated west to Nebraska. The clippings were copied from Ruth Bressler Claycomb’s scrapbook. The original sources are not usually indicated.
Hezikiah Bressler was a half-brother of my great-grandfather, John Tannehill Bressler. (1903).
Franklin Pierce Bressler was a brother of John Tannehill Bressler. (1933)
Mary Smith Bressler was the wife of Franklin Pierce Bressler. (1939)
This is the residence at Cedarhurst, home of my grandparents, Ruth Bressler and Amos Claycomb in Wayne, Nebraska. The photo was taken about 1920. I think the car is their 1919 Cadillac. I cannot identify the children or the horses, a failure I must admit. Update: the children on the horses L-R: William von Seggern, Jr., John Claycomb, and Bill Mellor.
I wrote about the fate of this house here.
These are two of my father’s i.d. cards. One is his student activity card for Wayne (Nebraska) State Teachers College. It surprises me that it would cost $3.25 for one semester in 1933. Seems pricey.
The other is his Michigan driver’s license for 1936. It’s printed on shiny paper – like photo paper. He was 21 and would be getting married that April.
I didn’t know my grandfather, Amos Claycomb, was a member of the Wayne (Nebraska) Country Club. Or that Wayne even had a country club in 1926.
And then I notice on the reverse, that his was a social membership. That makes a little more sense. He was very social, and even athletic, but I never knew him to play golf.
Front row L-R: John Tannehill Bressler, Dorothy Bressler, Julia Fair Bressler, Martha Harker, O. A. Harker, Jr.
Back row L-R: Ruth Bressler, John T. Bressler, Jr., Kate Bressler Von Seggern, William E. Von Seggern, Maud Bressler Harker.
Kate Bressler and William Von Seggern married in April 1911 – perhaps at the time of this photo. John, Dorothy, Ruth, Kate, and Maud of the children of John T. and Julia Bressler. Maud married O. A. Harker and their daughter is Martha.
“This certifies that Barbara Claycomb a pupil of the Public Schools of this county is especially commended for Punctual and Regular Attendance at School for a period of twenty days and is therefore entitled to receive this Award of Merit.”
In the year that Thelma Peterson was her teacher and Pearl E. Sewell was the county superintendent of schools in Wayne, Nebraska, Aunt Barb received this award September 1927 through April 1928.
The forms (N-200-H) were printed for Lincoln School Supply Company in Lincoln, Nebraska. Each featured a work of art. On the reverse the painting and the artist were described. Aunt Barb’s school was District #14 – a one-room school house with probably a dozen students.