Sunday, September 21, 2008

Haigler / Hinkle Genealogy

According to an old map, in 1880 Dundy County had a population of 30. One of these was Jake Haigler. He was foreman and part owner of the ranch that was owned by a company of Missouri men, old neighbors and relatives. The ranch was called the “Three Bar Ranch” – that being their brand. He came in the early 70’s and built his dugout on the “hogback” between the Arickaree and Republican Rivers.

The town of Haigler was platted in April, 1886. The Burlington Railroad was built through this territory in July 1882. The railroad station was called Haigler.

The government established a mail route from Culbertson to Haigler, 65 miles, in 1880. The mail was distributed from the ranch. When the spring roundup came, Jake threw up his job, not because someone wanted to register a letter but because when the men were away on the roundup, there was no one to attend to the office. He wanted to resign but the U. S. Post Office Department said, “you can’t resign”. He wrote to the P. O. Dept. and said “I’ll show you”. Thereupon he bundled up all the equipment and letters and other mail and expressed them to Washington D.C.

According to a newspaper report he was killed by a mule in 1905. The truth probably is that he was murdered by one of his hired men.

Jacob Russell Haigler was born February 7, 1836, i Franklin County, Missouri and died September 29, 1905, at young, Arizona. Never married.

Mr. Haigler was the son of Elizabeth Ann Hinkle Haigler and Ely Haigler, both from Virginia…. His great-grandmother was Mary Cunningham, the first white person born in what is now the State of Ohio. She was born shortly after her father was scalped by Indians and her mother taken captive April 27, 1758. She and her mother were surrendered to the army in 1764. His great-grandmother was John Justus Hinkle, born in Germany and brought to the country by his father Anthony Jacob Hinkle in 1717. Out of Jacob Haigler’s family only one brother, John Wesley, had survivors, of those only, again, one brother had survivors. Two sons, one, Russell Haigler lives in Falls city, Nebraska and the other Frank passed away recently.
--Genealogy of Anthony Jacob Hinkle, as transposed by LeRoy Hinkle, Fortescue, Missouri (1976 Haigler Centennial Book, p. 3)

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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Original "3 Corners" NE/KS/UT

1855: Haigler would have been in Kansas and Colorado didn't exist. 3 corners would have been many miles to the west and would have been KS/NE/UT. Both Nebraska and Kansas included mountain terrain and Denver was NOT in Colorado until the state was established in 1861.

In July 2006 seven Professional Land Surveyors from Nebraska, Colorado and Kansas decided to climb to the summit where the original 3 corners was defined in 1854 by the Kansas Nebraska Acto of 1854. i.e., the 40th Parallel and the "summit of the Rockies". The location was surveyed and marked in 1859 and is located west of Boulder on the 40th Parrallel.

To read about this interesting history and expedition visit the December 2006 issue of The American Surveyor Magazine (click on the PDF to see the article with pictures) and see additional pictures at Steven Brosemer's website. Also visit for more interesting pictures and articles.

Kansas 1854

Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas and Colorado, 1861

1947 Haigler High School Graduates

(not pictured : Dale Faylor)

Monday, September 15, 2008

Happy Birthday, Floy

I want to wish my Aunt Floy a Happy Birthday tomorrow, September 17. 

She is spending some time in California with Garry & Sharon, so if you want to send her a birthday greeting, please send it to me and I will forward it to her.  Or contact me and I will give you Garry's email address.  I don't have his permission to post it here.

I hope you have a very happy day, Floy!


Char Hoover's Mother

Just to let you know that Char's mother (Norma Hardwick) passed on yesterday morning. She has been in the hospital in Kearney NE. for over a month with poor vitals. God bless her and may she rest in peace.
PS: in case you should like to wish Charlene comfort, you can reach her at this email address.

Saturday, September 13, 2008


yIKEs!!! Still haven't heard from my brother, Dick, who lives in Spring, Texas! I bet they had a scary night and morning!

Last night, they said they were prepared with plenty of water and food. They expected power outage for several days.

Spring is just north of Houston on Interstate 45.

I've been watching the reports of damage this morning and expect they were in the middle of some pretty damaging winds during the early morning hours until later today. One of the things mentioned was the windows being blown out of the buildings in downtown Houston. The last contract I know of that he worked on was in the Chase building that was mentioned in the damage reports.

I'll keep you updated:

Saturday: Dick & Sharon and their house and survived the heavy winds and rain with very little damage. Their electricity was out for awhile, but is back on. They missed the brunt of the wind. We are thankful for that. Dick's daughter, Sheila & husband Marty have a tree on top of their house, but didn't break through the roof...


Do any of you have friends or relatives that live in the Galveston or Houston area?

Monday, September 08, 2008

September Birthdays

Happy Birthday to Dan Leinen on Sepbember 10, Floy Ruggles on September 17 and Joyce Lovenburg  on September 17

We hope you have many birthdays!!

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Jake's Place

Found this comment about Jake's Place - Thought you'd like to read it.

Jake's Place
Porter Ave
Haigler, NE 69030
Phone: (308) 297-3478
4 Star Rating: Recommended|1 Reviews |

Best burger's in town
08/30/2007 Posted by beckyhayes

This the place to go,of course there really isn't any other place in this small farm town. Am from Denver and there's one thing about it when you walk through the door your walking back in time. I know of no where els you can go and get a hamburger-frie's and a cold beer for well under $5. bucks. Don't be in a hury.....As Craig makes everything fresh to order.I just love that little town,it makes my heart warm..The small town is calling me back.Cain't waite to stop and say hi to all...thks.Becky

Saturday, September 06, 2008

A Hole in One

Found on the World Golf: Hole In One site

: Charles Mulligan III, Haigler, Nebraska, USA
Golf Course: Cross Creek Golf Links, Cambridge, Nebraska, USA
Date: Sept 1, 2005
Hole Number: 16
Yardage: 139
Club Used: 8 iron
My first Ace, Witnessed during a Central Nebraska Senior Golf Tourneyment, by two men who drove 300 miles from Valentine Nebraska to play. This course is 106 miles from my home.

Friday, September 05, 2008


On August 23, for his 50th birthday, Luke Cochran invited a few friends and the band "Mighty Short Bus" to his house to celebrate. The occasion was called "LUKEJAM" as it has been every year since his 40th birthday 10 years ago.

On the designated weekend, Luke and Sandy's home turned from a peaceful riverside home to a full fledged BBQ and Rock concert where famous Ray's Original Buffalo Wings and plenty of other food and beverage were served.

The quiet beach became a dance floor and the setting for the band's stage was backdropped by the clear water of the Platte River and the parklike acreage beside it.

The garage door marked the way to where the party was being held.

The ribs were started early so they could simmer in the famous
BBQ sauce to a perfection enjoyed by those who lined up at the "Huskers" red canopy placed below the balcony that overlooked the busy scene.
The MSB played soulful sounds from their album Rogue Nation, which wafted through the darkness for everyone to enjoy. This band has 2 CDs out and have had the distintion of opening for touring groups such as The Black Crows, Bob Segar and others.

Luke proudly displays his favorite gift.

We Wish you a Belated birthday and hope you have many more chances to have your LUKEJAM!!

Luke & Sandy have many interests that include:

owning and riding Harley's;

racing airboats;

building and racing United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) cars. Luke has raced for 20 years and in 2001 they raced every month of the year, traveling over 30,000 miles to 19 states in their big red toy hauler and truck;

traveling to places like the Daytona, Sturgis, SD,

Luke has owned Home Pride Companies, Inc., a home improvement company for over 23 years. They do roofing, windows, siding and guttering in the Nebraska/Iowa area and have done work in many other states including repairs after hurricanes in Florida.

Luke's mother, Claudine (Wiley) Sterner, the daughter of Ben and Maxine (Martin) Wiley from Haigler is our second cousin and the same age as my sister, Leah, and they were and are good friends. This picture was taken awhile back and is a 4 generation of Maxine, Claudine, Luke and his son and daughter.

Monday, September 01, 2008

Snow - Already???!!!

Jack Frost visited us early this morning. (August 31, 2008)


Dick's Long EZ

My brother, Dick, was living in Tucson at the time he purchased a Long EZ airplane. He was happy to take people for a ride in it, so I went to the airport with him one day to go for a ride. When I saw the size of that 'bicycle', I changed my mind!! It didn't look very safe to me. I did get in the back seat to see how much room there actually was and once I got in and fastened the seatbelt, there was no room to move!!!

However, Dick did talk his wife, Sharon, into taking a trip with him to the NW USA. I think that was the last time she got in that airplane, also.

This airplane is the same kind of airplane that singer, songwriter, John Denver was flying when he lost his life in 1997.

Dick said it was a very fun plane to fly and was very fast. He used it to commute between Tucson, Arizona and Los Angeles, California. The reason he purchased it was he got tired of flying commercial airlines, sitting in airports and flying on "their" schedule.

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Haiglerites 90+

Haiglerites 70+

Haiglerites 1 - 69 (Some of these have moved past the 70 mark!)

  • Aaron Irwin - May 7th
  • Bernice (Smith) Douglass - February 15
  • CD Samler - January 19
  • Cal Freehling - November 29
  • Claudine (Wiley) Sterner - June 8, 1940
  • Dan Leinen - September 10
  • Dick Gregory - May 29, 1946
  • Elaine (Adams) Corkle - July 29
  • Eunice (Gregory) Richard - December 14, 1951
  • George Sharp - March 27
  • Glenda Smith - December 31
  • Janice Irwin - December 27th
  • Jerry R. Sampson - August 17
  • Joanie Henderson - January 2
  • Joann (Adams) Webster - March 5
  • Joie Brown - December 4
  • Joyce (Tucker) Lovenburg - Sep. 17
  • Karen (White) Lindell - June 13, 1946
  • Karen Harford - May 20
  • LaVern Smith - January 12
  • LaVeta (Smith) Blecha - January 12
  • LeNeta Carlock - May 7
  • LeeAnn Steinbeck January 30
  • Leone (Gregory) Carlson - January 27, 1943
  • Lloyd Douglass - March 18
  • Marlin Crouse - May 7
  • Mel Fisher - August 8, 1946
  • Paul Freehling - May 23
  • Sally Leinen - March 25
  • Sharna Richardson - January 15, 1959
  • Sherri Gregory - January 20, 1945
  • Stanley Carlock - December 12
  • Tim Steinbeck January 31

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  • Alice Gregory
  • Barbara (Dexter) Platon
  • Claudine (Wiley) Sterner
  • Dallas Adams
  • Dick Gregory
  • Don Harford
  • Evoi (Billy) Clark
  • Gail Harford
  • Gladys Freehling
  • Glen Childers
  • Hazel Daniels
  • Karen Harford
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  • Leone (Gregory) Carlson
  • Lillian Mahon
  • Lillie White
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  • Lloyd Douglass
  • Melba Harford
  • Myrna Oster
  • Posts about GOC
  • Ray Harford
  • Richard Gregory
  • Sam Clegg
  • Sherri Gregory
  • Veda Douglass
  • Virginia Harford

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Haigler Twins

  • Haigler Twins
  • Laurene Rohn & Larry Crabtree
  • Marilyn and Gerrald Logan
  • Gail & Galena Roach
  • Kyle & Kaleb Greenwood
  • Ryan Jean & Lucas Walker Mildenberger
  • LuAnn Green Wall and LuRue Green Krutsinger
  • Edgar and Edna Williams - b. 1895
  • William & Stanley Palmer
  • Frank & Frances Tiff - (Shauer)
  • Fernando & Mahala Trembly - (McBride)
  • Donna and Dennis Workman
  • Marlene and Darlene Workman
  • Rodney and Ronney Workman
  • Rusty and Randy Flamig
  • Robert and Richard Ambrosek
  • Chase & Seth Barron (Grandsons of Delford Trembly)
  • Robert & Delbert Tucker (Alvie's)
  • Ali and Alvie Tucker
  • Albert and Elva Enfield
  • Natalie and Nicole Harford
  • Sharon & Shirley Williams
  • Lloyd and Floyd Smith
  • Jami and Joni Pevler
  • Stella and Zella (Altman) Wall
  • Janice & Julia Relph
  • Pearline and Pauline Freehling
  • Sharon Ruth and Sheila Louise Rose
  • LaVerne & Laveta Smith
  • LaVoine & LaVonne Smith
  • Elois & Elaine Adams
  • Dorothy & Donnie Brown
  • Carolyn and Marilyn Samson
  • Galena & Gail Collicott
  • Grand-daughters of Rae White
  • John "Keefe" and Kiara Grace Schorzman