Edward Spratt Family Iowa to Nebraska
and other Unknown Iowa Co. area photos
Edward Spratt was born about 1809 in Co. Waterford, Ireland. He married Eliza Bow who was born 1815 in Queen's Co. (now Co. Cork), Ireland. They immigrated to Philadelphia where they had their first five children; Jacob, Mary A, Eliza, Michael, Keron T. Then to Holbrook, Iowa in 1844, where Edward, Thomas William Henry and Emily were born.. The family is listed in the 1850 ,1856 and 1870 Iowa County Cencus, District No. 9; Green Township Page No: 548.
Two brothers in this family Edward and Keron (K.T.), along with the family of Edward's wife the McCabes moved to Nebraska around 1879.
Edward, Jr .married Kate McCabe in February of 1877 according to Iowa Co., Iowa records .The 1880 census shows Edward Spratt, Jr. living in Russell, (Otoe Co.), Nebraska. Edward Jr. and Kate must have moved from Iowa to Nebraska about 1878 or 1879 because their first daughter Mary was born in Iowa and Anne was born in Nebraska. Note the McCabe family living close by, they may have been the reason Edward and Kate came to Nebraska.. Edward's final move was to Bird City, Kansas (where he died in June, 1894). Edward Jr. and Kate McCabe Spratt's children were Mary Mamie Spratt Kettlehut, Anna Spratt McCarthy, Emma Spratt O'Brien, Bernard "Ollie" Spratt, and Charles Spratt. Kate moved back to Nebraska shortly after Edward Spratt's death. She married Edward Buchholz shortly before the 1900 Otoe Co. Nebraska census, no children were born of this marriage. John McCabe, Kates's sister married Minnie Buchholz (Renn), Edward Buchholz's sister about 1905.
Ollie and most of his siblings ended up in Cass and Otoe Counties in Nebraska. K.T. spent most of his time in Lincoln, Lancaster Co. Nebraska.
Ollie Spratt and Meta Gollner Spratt are listed in the 1920 census with brother Charles family close by in Otoe