Nellie Mae CLESS

Nellie Mae CLESS,1, 2 daughter of Ludwig CLESS and Minnie "Ella" Clara COLLING, was born on 29 Jun 1912 in Indianola, Red Willow, Nebraska, USA,2 died on 31 Aug 1988 in Anchorage, Anchorage, Alaska, USA 2 at age 76, and her ashes were scattered in Anchorage, Anchorage, Alaska, USA. 2
• Other names for Nellie were Nell CLESS, Nellie May CLESS, 3 Nellie KLESS MALLECK, Nellie URLING 4 and Nellie Cless MALLECK; her son.Jerry (who was contacted by phone in Alask) says maiden name of Nellie M. Cless.
• She has conflicting birth information of 30 Jun 1912 and Indianola, Red Willow, Nebraska, USA. 3, 8

She is of Mt. Angel, Oregon and probably compiled more of our family tree information than any other single person did. 5

May 1985 She signed the register for the Colling Family Reunion on Saturday May 25 at the Chief Motel, from Mt. Angel, OR. 8

.In Loving Memory
NELLIE MAE BREEDING

BORN:.......... .....DIED:
June 29, 1912 .....August 31, 1988
Indianola, Nebraska...Anchorage,Alaska

A private sunrise memorial service
and scattering of
Nellie's ashes
will be performed in
Anchorage by her family.

Memorial contributions may be
directed to your local
Alzheimer's Disease
Research Organization

Arrangements by Evergreen Memorial Chapel

1985 Colling reunion in Indianola, Nebraska. Nellie's children Jerry Withheld and daughter Jacqueline Lee Withheld along with her sister Ethel Smith composed a lovely eulogy which was read at private services. No Colling descendant worked harder and researched a greater volume of genealogical material than Nellie Mae Cless Urling Breeding. Tina and I were privileged to have her visit us several years ago, and Nell and I carried on a 10 year correspondence in the interest of compiling a family history. Aunt Helen Colling Ballou and others contributed to this effort that culminated in the history that was presented at the 1985 Colling Reunion in Indianola, NE, which was so ably chaired by Les Colling. Since I didn't get an official family history edition out last year, this tribute is a bit tardy. Nellie died August 31, 1988 in Anchorage, Alaska where her son Jerry Withheld lives. Her children Jerry Urling and daughter Jacqueline Lee Lund along with her sister Ethel Smith composed a lovely eulogy which was read at private services. They were kind to send me a copy of it. Nellie was the daughter of Ludwig (Lou) Cless and Ella Clara Colling Cless, who was the daughter of German-born Wilhelm Colling (the older Wilhelm) and Magdalena Becker Colling.
------Jerry D. Colling 5, 6, 7

Nellie married John Matthew Withheld,8 son of Heinrich Wilhelm UERLING and Elizabeth Jane HAGER, on 9 Feb 1933 in Wheat, Roane, Tennessee, USA. 12
John was born on 9 Jun 1888 in , Ripley, Missouri, USA,13 died on 7 Jan 1943 in Indianola, Red Willow, Nebraska, USA 5, 8 at age 54, and was buried in Indianola, Red Willow, Nebraska, USA (Cedar Grove Cemetery). The cause of his death was Heart attack.
• Another name for John was John Withheld. 13, 14, 15
• He has conflicting birth information of 9 Jun 1885 and Doniphan, Ripley, Missouri, USA 13 and of 9 Jun 1886. 3
• He appeared on the census on 14 Jun 1900 in Bondville Precinct, Red Willow, Nebraska, USA. 17
• John owned the Urling grain elevator in Indianola, Nebraska from 1934 to 1943. 16
• He has conflicting death information of 7 Jan 1943 and Cambridge, Furnas, Nebraska, USA, (Minneicks Hospital).13

He had a heart condition.

Cedar Grove & St. Catherine's Cemeteries Record, Red Willow County, NE, Cemeteries Canvassed & Recorded by Helen McNew & Phyllis Stinnette 1994 has:
John M. b. 1885, d. 1943 16

Children from this marriage were:
1. F i. Living
Living married Living
1.3 M i. Living

2. M ii. Living
Living married Living
2.1 F i. Living
Living married Living
2.2 M ii. Living

Nellie next married Cooper E BREEDING.3, 9, 10 Cooper died in summer of 1983 in Grants Pass, , Oregon, USA 11 about age 83.

Source Citations
1. 130 Years of Collings in America: 1855-1985, Compiler: Jerry D. Colling Rec. Date: 1985, middle only.
2. Evelyn's Collection, Compiler: Evelyn Rec. Date: 4 May 2002, Nellie Mae Breeding Memory.
3. E-mail Message, Richard D. McClung Jr.
4. Evelyn's Collection, Compiler: Evelyn Rec. Date: 4 May 2002, Hand printed list.
5. 130 Years of Collings in America: 1855-1985, Compiler: Jerry D. Colling Rec. Date: 1985.
6. Letter - Dec 1983 Christmas, Jerry D. Colling, Rec. Date: 1983, pg. 1.
7. Letter - Dec 1990 Christmas, Jerry Dee Colling.
8. Evelyn's Collection, Compiler: Evelyn Rec. Date: 4 May 2002.
9. 130 Years of Collings in America: 1855-1985, Compiler: Jerry D. Colling Rec. Date: 1985, last only.
10. Letter - Dec 1983 Christmas, Jerry D. Colling, Rec. Date: 1983, Initials and last.
11. Ibid.
12. E-mail Message, date only - Richard D. McClung Jr.
13. GEDCOM - Killian (Descendants of Andreas Killian (1702-1788) and other lines, Entries: 52232 Updated: 2004-06-13 02:57:19 UTC (Sun) Rec. Date: 1 Mar 2002. Contact:George W. Killian - Killiang@rochester.rr.com
.http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=killian&id=I22388)
14. Evelyn's Collection, Compiler: Evelyn Rec. Date: 4 May 2002, Hand printed note.
15. 130 Years of Collings in America: 1855-1985, Compiler: Jerry D. Colling Rec. Date:1985, pg. 9.
16. GEDCOM - Baeten, Maureen Baeten, John Mohan & Frederich Agustus Thoermer, URL:http://awt.ancestry.com/cgibin/igm.cgi=REG&db=maureenbeaten&id=15140), Rec. Date: 20 Nov 2001.
17. 1900 United States Federal Census, Twelfth Census of the United States
18. Evelyn's Collection, Compiler: Evelyn Rec. Date: 4 May 2002, date and place only.