William Henry Feyerherm 
- Children Friederich William  and Ernst Wilhelm
 in Baerwald Germany
Charlotte Schwartzlow [1792-1884] and Friederich
- Lived in Germany children Friederich William 
and Ludwig Karl 
Eleonore Rindfleish [1814-1874] and Friederich
William Feyerherm [1814-1876]
- With four children sailed from Hamburg on the "Utonia",
- Ernest [1843-1926],
- Carl [married Albertine Horn],
- Fred  and
- Maria [married Christian Stoltzman],
- Immigrated to West Point NE from Germany in 1868. Homesteaded
a farm four miles west of West Point, Elkhorn Township section
25, just south of the Emil Brockmann farm.
Louise Ernestine Conradine [Brockmann] and
Ernest William Feyerherm
- Ernest was born in Baerwalde, Neumark, Proving, Brandenburg
[Prussia] Germany. After immigrating to Nebraska, he helped build
the Brockman homestead in 1868 as carpenter.
- Louise [1853-1939] was the second daughter of Louise [Arns
or Ahrends] [1832-1910] and Henry Brockmann [1831-1897] born
at Hameln on the Weser Braunschweig Germany. The family immigrated
to America in 1854 living in Manitowoz Wisconsin until moving
to West Point NE in 1867. Her older sister, Caroline married
August Stark at West Point and six brothers, [five born in Wisconsin.]
- Henry J. 
- Carl "Charles" 
- Fred "Fredrick" 
- August 
- William 
- Louis "Ludwig" Brockmann  born NE
- The homestead passed on to Robert Brockmann, son of Henry.
- West Point became such a center of immigration and settlement
that the U. S Land Office moved here from Omaha in June 1869,
E. K. Valentine, Registrar. The railroad arrived in November
25, 1870. By 1874 the boom was over, followed by a decade of
- Louise and Ernest, 1898 in West Point NE
- Ernest and Louise married in 1873 and had eleven children,
- Henry Fred [1874-1958] married Wilhelmina K Schmidt, 9 children,(I
met Victor and Paul when I was attending college in Colorado).
- Ernst Louis[1875-1941] married Regina S. Walter
- Fredrick Wilhelm [1877-1963] married Ida August Kuester,
- August [1878-1942] married Bertha Schierloh,
- Otto Paul Emil [1880-1943] married Lizzie Melcher
- Adolph Wilhelm [1882-1964] married Wilhelmina Boerbohm,
- Alvin [1883-1964] married Elnore Slep,
- Martin [1885-1948] married Rosie Zipf
- Louise [1887-1964] married Frank Kuester,
- Eleonore "Alla" [1890-1972] married Edward Ott,
- Wilhelmine "Minnie" [1894-1975] married John Holtz.
- In the 1900 US census, Elkhorn township, Cuming County
- Ernest 57  and [Loesa] 47 
- August 20
- Adolph 18
- Alvin 16
- Martin 15
- [Loesa] 13
- Alla 10
- Minnie 6
- Fred 23  boarder at the John and Bertha Ackerman residence
- Henry 26  and Minnie 24  at own residence.
- Walter 1 
- Otto 20  was blacksmith on Breetzke farm in Beemer,
Cuming, NE (see below)
- Ernst could not be found in 1900 census.
FEYERHERM, OTTO: Implement Dealer; b Cuming Co, Neb Mar 24,
1880; s of Ernest Feyerherm-Louisa Brockman; ed Cuming Co; m
Elisa Melcher Sept 2, 1908 West Point; s Weylent, Lloyd, Marvin;
1897- 1901 learned blacksmith trade from Robert Breetzke, Beemer;
1901-07 emp by Carl Swank in impl & blacksmith trade, West
Point; 1907-17 owner & opr blacksmith shop; 1917-25 emp in
garages & opr & owner of garage 2 years; 1925-33 ptr
of A M Shairer in impl bus; 1933- ptr of Gail Washburn, in garage;
mbr city coun 15 years; Midwest Farm Impl Dlrs Assn; Comm Club,
dir; St Pauls Luth Ch, trustee; Rep; hobby, travel; off 317 S
Main; res 117 S Farragut, West Point. - From Who's Who in
- Louise and Ernest Feyerherm Family Portrait
- Back row, August, Fred, Adolf and Otto
- Middle row, Eleanore Ott, Martin, Minnie Holtz, Alvin
and Louise Kuester
- Front row, Henry, Louise and Ernest [parents of all eleven
children], and Ernst Louis
Regina S. [Walter] [1888-1973] and Ernst Louis Feyerherm [1875-1941]
- Married in December 1907 at Chambers, officiated by Rev Will
Sprandel (future husband of Rena's sister Clara) and parents
of Mabel Marie Dean [1919-]
Agnes Alvina Pfeil. [1913-2004] and Louis Walter C [1908-1908].
They lived in Amelia where Ernst owned a general store and this
is where Agnes was born. According to the 1910 census, Clara
Walters [Rena's sister] also worked at the store as a "saleslady".
- Feyerherm General Store and Post Office at Amelia NE
- After that they moved to Plainview where Mabel was born and
Henry and Minnie lived. In 1918 Ernst worked at McHenry Bros
elevator, then in 1920 to Royal where he operated the farmers
union cooperative association grain elevator.
- Fred Feyerherm holding son Harvey
- Seated is Grandpa Ernest Feyerherm
- Ernst Feyerherm holding daughter Mabel, c 1921
- People shared phone lines that went to the central exchange.
You had to listen for a distinctive ring pattern to know who
the call was for, but this had advantages. For example if Ernst
was at home for lunch and there was a call for the elevator,
he could take it there. People on the same line did not need
to call central, they could just crank out the distinctive ring
pattern. Here are the phone "numbers" used in Royal-
- Rundquist Store: 1201
Rundquist res.: 1202
Farmers' Union Co-op Ass'n elevator
Ernst Feyerherm, Mgr.: 1203
Feyerherm Res.: 1204
- "My grandmother Walter shared a line with Dr. Gill.
Since she had a heart condition, when my father died they called
the Dr. to give her the message. She had "rubbered"
(listened in to his call) so got the news as soon as he did!"
- Mabel (Feyerherm) Dean
- Farmers' Union Co-op Association elevator
- Here is a list of operating rules
from 1936 for a rural phone system in Wayne County, NE. The
system used two numbers to indicate the line that went to central,
and the last 2 designated a particular subscriber on that line.
This method is still the system in use today except that electronic
switchgear allows assigning any subscriber the full 4 digit sequence.
When direct dial came into affect, 3 digits were added to the
front of the sequence and that was the designator for the central
exchange. I can remember having only to dial 4 digit numbers
in Buffalo WY, and every business took "counter checks"
because the banks did not need an account number, they knew customers
by name, this was in the late 1970's. The Royal telephone manual
exchange was closed in 1938 and replaced by automated service
out of Orchard from Continental Telephone Company.
- In spring 1939 Ernst was elected to the Royal school board
but died not long after in 1941.
- Ernst and Rena Feyerherm
- The Rundquist General Store was the heart of Royal. It was
still in operation when I visited as a 10 year old and was noted
as one of the last places a girl could get a pair of decent highbutton
- Larry Dean
- Rena remarried to Henry Alfred Dierking [1892-1955] after
the death of Ernst.
- Al was born in Union Missouri parents were Sophie C 
and William H. Dierking  and brothers Fred A.  and
Robert E. Dierking . At age 18 was hired hand at the farm
of Theodore Feth. Later moved to Dodge County NE for the 1917
WWI draft and 1930 census. He was married in 1918 to Laura Ethelmae
Kleemann [1894-1945], they had a son, Harlan A. , with
a farm near Chambers NE and a daughter Burnita Wilson 
living at Sparks NV. Al and Rena lived in Chambers NE where I
visited on vacation with mom and they would also make the trip
to Ontario California to visit.
- Thanksgiving in California, starting from the far right
and working left (counter clockwise)
- Ozro Dean, Al Dierking, Rena, me (Larry Dean), Mabel Dean,
Medy Mayo, Coralee Mayo, Mary Mayo, and back to camera is brother
Don. The empty chair would be Marvin Mayo, a professional photographer
doing the duties, c 1954.
Agnes Alvina [Feyerherm] and William Carl Henry
- Agnes married "Bill" Pfeil [1897 - 1977] and had
3 children, Reno William Pfeil [1933-2004](married Marybelle
Sutton), Rhea Romain Pfeil [1935-1935] and Gloria Dawn Koplin
[1937- ](married Paul Dean Koplin) .
- Married December 24, 1932
- In 1918 Bill worked for his father in Wayne. His parents,
Lena  and Charles  both came from Germany in 1881,
were in Wayne for the 1885 Nebraska census and they became naturlized
in 1896. Bill went on to become an operating engineer, later
working in the mountains of Colorado running a Shay locomotive.
The Shay was suited to the narrow tight turns of the mine railroad.
Instead of a piston rod connected to large driving wheels, it
uses a side mounted rotating drive shaft that is geared to its
smaller wheels. In the 1930 census for Wayne NE, his occupation
was bridge builder and he was living with his mother. Later Bill
and his contracting associate Carl Lage [1901-1974] dug basements
for homes and drove foundation pilings for county bridges. They
owned the equipment and it was common to see the Bantam dragline
shovel parked behind his house in town.
- Ozro Dean, Mabel Dean, Agnes Pfeil, and Bill Pfeil - 1966
- Agnes was the nurse for Dr. Benthack
in Wayne. Once about 40 years ago when we visited on the Navaho
indian reservation to deliver soap and donated supplies to the
Lutheran run clinic, we found out the nurse there had previously
been with Dr. Benthack. Reno Pfeil was the oldest of my generation
of cousins. He lettered in football at Wayne State 1951-1956,
after Army service in Korea. Gloria so favored my mom's appearance
that many in Wayne thought they should be sisters. No sissy Teddy
bear for me, Gloria made my security toy a stuffed spotted "tiger"
that was called Clyde, [which in retrospect probably came from
Clyde Beatty, famous trainer of big cats].