|My Present Past
|A genealogical experience
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|There are four distinct locations that are very important to me as to the origins of my ancestors.
The first would be where it all began on American soil, Charlemont, Franklin County, Massachusetts, next would
be Wyanet, Bureau County, Illinois, then Argentine, Wyandotte County, Kansas and of course my hometown,
Liberty, Clay County, Missouri. Not to say that the other numerous locations my predecessors inhabited were
not as important but these four stand out to myself as the most significant.
Wyanet, Illinois is meaningful because this is where my great grandmother, Sara Ellyn Nichols was born, raised
and met her future husband, Edward John Engel. Both families had a very active presence in both the Wyanet
and Bureau County area. In the following pages you will meet and learn about the friends and relatives of the
Nichols and Engel families, who were living in or visited Wyanet, Illinois from 1855 to 1935. Also included in
this section are descriptions of the organizations, schools and businesses in Wyanet.
In the Railroad section of this site there is an extensive pictorial and documentary covering the careers of
both the Nichols and Engel's family, friends and co-workers.
I hope you enjoy the accounts and experiences of my ancestors.
Background: Sadie Engel's Guest Book 1878-1928
|Here is a partial list of people and organizations included in this section.
|David Thomas Nichols Wyanet, Illinois
December 26, 1877