Jacob Russell
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Jacob Russell (abt. 1858 - 1916)

Jacob Russell
Born about in Minnesota Territory, United Statesmap
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 20 Oct 1883 [location unknown]
Husband of — married about 1910 (to 1916) in Nebraska, United Statesmap
Died in Winnebago, Thurston, Nebraska, United Statesmap [uncertain]
Profile last modified | Created 22 Aug 2020
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Jacob was Ho-Chunk.

Contents

Biography

Birth

Most censuses agree that Jacob was born about 1858 in Minnesota Territory. (1900 census)

Name

He signed a land deed with both his Anglo and Hocąk names, the latter of which was rendered NA-HAS-KAW. (BMI) This appears to be for Nąhāska(ga), from , "tree"; , "bark, hide, skin"; ska, "pale, white"; and dropped is -ga, a definite article suffix used in personal names. The "white bark tree" is the birch, so the name means, "Birch."

Marriages

First Marriage

His first marriage was to Nellie Kengsley. (ML Ida Russell) Ida H. Russell was their daughter, born ca. 1877. Nellie must have died before 1883, when Jacob married Mary St. Cyr.

Second Marriage

His second marriage was to Mary St. Cyr Londrosh. The official license gives the date of marriage as 21 Dec 1892, but there are two clarifying, handwritten notes appended: "This is intended to take the place of a Winnebago license issued by us to these same parties Oct. 20th 1883, but which was ____ placed and received as it should have been. Kelley W. Frazer." The second note at the bottom of the page reads, "Parties were married Oct. 20th 1883." The second license was granted 21 Dec 1892 in Dakota County. Since the same Judge Frazer presided over the first wedding, we may conclude that it too was conducted in Dakota County, Nebraska. Witnesses for the second ceremony were Josephine Armell and Little Thunder. (ML)

Third Marriage

His third marriage was to Night Walking Woman. (1910, 1914, 1917 censuses)

Children

With his first wife, Nellie Kengsley, he had Ida H., who appears to be the same person who is called "Alice" in the 1889 census, as both were born in 1877, but are never listed together. His eldest son, James B. (b. 1880), is likely also an offspring of Nellie since he was born before Jacob's official marriage to Mary in 1883. With Mary he had the female twins Ada and Etta in 1886. (1892 Ind. census) He may have had another child, Jacob Jr. (b. 1898), out of wedlock, as this Jacob was living next door to both Jacob himself, and Jacob's son James on 30 June 1910, after his wife Mary had died. (1910 Ind. census) However, the Federal census of the same year shows Jacob Sr. living with Night Walking Woman as his wife, so perhaps she is Jacob Jr.'s mother.

Occupation

In 1897, Jacob was working as a carpenter for $400 per annum at the Omaha-Winnebago Agency in Nebraska. (Register) In 1879, he was listed as an apprentice (presumably to this trade), where he was making $5 a month. (Register)

Land Acquisitions

On 12/9/1893, Jacob bought two parcels of land (160 acres) in the Winnebago Reservation in Thurston County, Nebraska: T 026N - R 006E, N½ SE¼ and the adjacent S½ NE¼ of Section 14, bounded by Middle Creek and Road 18. This is Indian Allotment 264. (BLM)

Death

Since he was recorded in the census of 30 June 1916, but noted as dead in the 1917 census, he must have died sometime between those dates, probably on the reservation in Winnebago, Nebraska. (1916 census, Find a Grave, Etta Hunter)

Sources

  • U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Accession Nr: IA-0531-138, Document Type: Indian Allotment, State: Nebraska, Issue Date: 12/9/1893.
  • 1889 Indian census; Roll: M595_311; Page: 33; Line: 14; Agency: Winnebago. Indian Census Rolls, 1885-1940; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M595, 692 rolls); Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Record Group 75; National Archives, Washington, D.C.
  • 1892 Indian census; Roll: M595_312; Page: 11; Line: 1; Agency: Omaha & Winnebago. Indian Census Rolls, 1885-1940; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M595, 692 rolls); Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Record Group 75; National Archives, Washington, D.C.
  • 1897 Indian census, Omaha and Winnebago Agency, Omaha, Nebraska; 5–128, #730.
  • 1900 Federal census, Enumeraton District 187, Winnebago District, Thurston, Nebraska, 7 June 1900, #22.
  • 1903 Indian census, Omaha and Winnebago Agency, Omaha, Nebraska; 5–128, #713.
  • 1910 Federal census for Winnebago, Thurston, Nebraska; Roll: T624_857; Page: 27A; Enumeration District: 0207; FHL microfilm: 1374870 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.
  • 1913 Indian census; Roll: M595_664; Line: 20; Agency: Winnebago. Indian Census Rolls, 1885-1940; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M595, 692 rolls); Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Record Group 75; National Archives, Washington, D.C.
  • 1914 Indian census; Roll: M595_664; Line: 13; Agency: Winnebago. Census Rolls, 1885-1940; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M595, 692 rolls); Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Record Group 75; National Archives, Washington, D.C.
  • 1916 Indian census; Roll: M595_665; Line: 21; Agency: Winnebago. Indian Census Rolls, 1885-1940; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M595, 692 rolls); Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Record Group 75; National Archives, Washington, D.C.
  • ML — Nebraska, Marriage Records, 1855-1908. State Library and Archives, Nebraska State Historical Society, Lincoln, Nebraska. For Mary St. Cyr, 21 Dec 1892, Dakota County, Nebraska.
  • ML — Nebraska, Marriage Records, 1855-1908. State Library and Archives, Nebraska State Historical Society, Lincoln, Nebraska. For Ida H. Russell, 30 July 1892, Dakota County, Nebraska.
  • U.S., Register of Civil, Military, and Naval Service, 1863-1959 [database on-line. Department of Commerce and Labor, Bureau of the Census]. Official Register of the United States, Containing a List of the Officers and Employees in the Civil, Military, and Naval Service. Digitized books (77 volumes). Oregon State Library, Salem, Oregon. Vol. 1, p. 347 (30 June 1879).
  • U.S., Register of Civil, Military, and Naval Service, 1863-1959 [database on-line. Department of Commerce and Labor, Bureau of the Census]. Official Register of the United States, Containing a List of the Officers and Employees in the Civil, Military, and Naval Service. Digitized books (77 volumes). Oregon State Library, Salem, Oregon. Vol. 1, p. 772 (1 July 1897).
  • Find a Grave, database and images (accessed 24 August 2020), memorial page for Etta Josephine Russell Hunter (6 Sep 1886–14 Jan 1980), Find a Grave Memorial no. 40793809, citing Old Mission Cemetery, Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Joe Gibbens (contributor 48740479) .


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I'm very anxious that there be no false information in the profile, so if you can improve it, that would be great. If you joined wikitree you could manage this profile.
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Hello! I found this through research on my 4th great grandfather Jacob Russel. Some of the information provided here is not correct. If you would like the correct information to update this, I would be happy to provide it for you.
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