Genealogy of the Rigg, Hargleroad, Orchard, Mortensen and Allied Families
Transcription of handwritten pages at their 56th anniversary, February 28, 1940
Mr. & Mrs. W. B. Hargleroad
Feb. 28, 1940 — 56 years
William Brownley Gabby Hargleroad
Born Feb. 8, 1863 near Chambersburg, Penna.
Left Penna. Mar. 31, 1874 to Indiana and in Hastings, April 2, 1875 — landing on their homestead in southwest Adams County, April 19, 1875 on the section on which the east part of Holstein is now — southeast of Holstein.
One sister, Mrs. Sadie (Sarah) Martin lives at Mankato, Kan.
There were 13 in this family, 10 lived to be well past middle age.
Magdalena Blank Hargleroad
Born June 3, 1866 near Lancaster, Penna.
Left Penna. Jan. 2, 1878 for Ill. and to Concordia, Kan., in 1879 with her half-sister, Mrs. Geo. Mancha [Elizabeth Blank], and on to their homestead near the present town of Glen Elder. Most of this trip was in a covered wagon: later she lived with her half-sister Mrs. Geo. Breitweiser [Fanny Blank], southwest of Juniata.
Magdalene — the youngest of 15 brothers and sisters and half brothers and sisters, and the last living member of this large family.
Married Feb. 28, 1884 at Juniata.
Lived on the Hargleroad homestead, near Sterling, Colo., in York Co., Neb. then to Holstein, March 1 1891, and to Hastings, Nov. 15, 1926. Present address 503 N. Elm.
There are 7 living children and their families — including 6 grandchildren.
Mrs. (Louis) Pearl Nelson, Ong, Neb.
W.B.H. Jr., Omaha
Mrs. (J.P.) Ruth Rigg, Grand Junction, Colo.
Miss Jewell Hargelroad, Omaha
James C. H. , Milwaukee, Wisc.
Mrs. (J.R.) Grace Lacko, Quarry Heights
Ralph W. H., Los Angeles, Ca.
6 of their children, 1 son-in-law, 1 g. dau have taken their college work at Hastings College.
Mr. H., along with his brothers and later with his own family, has owned and operated many lines of business — farming, elevator, stock, well and windmill, implement, banking, general store and in later years has perfected and manufactured the road drag.
In civic and church work the Har. took their places, Mrs. H. being one (I think the only living member) of the first group of church workers in Holstein, organizing the Evan. Church holding services in homes, school, houses, and later in the church, built about 1896. Mr. H. served on town, school, township boards and was Co. Sup. He built several residences and business houses.
Uncle John A. Brough died June 25, 1900
Laid to rest in the clear yellow sand at Ramah, Colo. — a small station on the R.G.R.R. about 12 miles south of Kuhn’s crossing and east of Colo. Springs.
The cemetery slopes gently toward the Rocky Mts., the scene of his many years of ups and downs of pilgrimage upon this frontier. (Charles E. Kuhn, March 17, 1908)