John G. O'Dea and Nancy "Nan"
Anna Elizabeth McGOWEN

John married Nancy "Nan" Anna Elizabeth McGOWEN39, daughter of John McGOWEN and Susan COUGHLIN on 15 Dec 1877 in Wahoo, Saunders, NE.40 They ran away as their parents did not approve of 1st cousins marrying.  They had children before the church blessed their marriage.

They had ten children: George Leo, Blanche Lucretia, Ellen "Nell Nelle" Gertrude, Charles "Charlie" Edward, John Vincent, Susan "Susie" Anna, Mary Agnes, Irene Agatha, James "Jim" William, and Frances "Harold".

Noted events in their marriage were:
• Alt. Marriage: 15 Jan 1877, Wahoo, Saunders, NE.1 or 28 May 1920, & 1867
• Alt. Marriage: Catholic Church, 22 Jan 1879, Crete, Saline, Nebraska, USA.52
• They had a residence about 1877 in Glenwood, Mills, Iowa, USA.38
• They had a residence in 1878 in Crete, Saline, Nebraska, USA.38
• They resided at farm, by what is known as the Possum Hill School, in 1883 in Western, Saline, Nebraska, USA.38
• They appeared on the census in 1900 in , Saline, Nebraska, USA.
• They resided at Farm south of Exeter in 1900 in , Fillmore, Nebraska, USA.38
• They resided at Farm west of Indianola in 1908 in Red Willow Co., Nebraska, USA.53
• They appeared on the census in 1910 in Red Willow Co., Nebraska, USA.
• They had a residence in 1917 in Indianola, Red Willow, Nebraska, USA.
• They appeared on the census on 6 Jan 1920 in Indianola, Red Willow, Nebraska, USA.54

Marriage Notes: Dorothy has a copy of John and Anna's Marriage License. Nancy's name was given at Mary McDaniel and the rest is omitted. John told Dorothy it was McCune in the History of Ireland in the 4th Century. They were supposed to have eloped, later married in church. Her folks didn't like him.

1877 Marriage Record, Saunders County, Nebraska. Mr. John O'Dea to Miss Nancy McGown married, No. 71, before the County Judge of Saunders County, Nebraska, December 15th, 1877

AFFIDAVIT
I, John O Dea of Saunders County, state of Nebraska, aged twenty three years, do solemnly swear that I am acquainted with John O'Dea and Miss Nancy McGown who are parties for the marriage of whom a LICENSE is applied for; that said John O Dea of the age of Twenty three years and upward; of sound contracting mind, and unmarried, that said Nancy McGown of the age of Twenty one years and upward; of sound contracting mind, and unmarried, and may lawfully contract and be joined in marriage. I furthermore do solemnly swear that the following schedule, containing the names of the aforesaid parties, their age, , place of birth, residence and parents' names, is correct in every particular, to the best of my knowledge, information, belief, to-wit:
Name of Parties    Age   Color   Place of Birth Residence,         Fathers Name,       Mothers Maiden name
John O Dea            23     white        New York, York Co.               Andrew Dea,            Mary McDaniels?
Nancy McGown     21                      Ohio, Button Co.                    John McGown
married Dec 15, 1877 by a judge

1879 Married in church in Crete, Saline, Nebraska, Dec 15, 1879 so their child could be baptized.

MARRIAGE RECORD OF JOHN ODEA
JOHN ODEA, age 25, son of Andrew O'Dea and Mary McGowen married Anna McGowan, age 22, daughter of John McGowen and Susan Cochlan on January 22, 1879 in Crete, Nebraska. The witnesses were Aloysius Winkler and Adelia Winkler. The officiating priest was Rev. F. Hendricks.

They had a sod house at Indianola, Nebraska. The sod was sided over later.  O'Deas came from Western, Nebraska (Possom Hill School) to Exeter, Nebraska, then to Indianola.

Letter - My dear Cousin: Supposed to have eloped, later married in Church. I don't know where, but I have copy of the license from Wahoo, Nebr, Saunders County, they supposed to have lived in Counsel Bluffs Iowa, where there was a flood and they lost most of their possessions, eventually went back to the home folks.
I don't know when they went to Crete, but Uncle George was born there Sept 1879 - they lived an apartment house call "Ten Row." Geo and mother were both born there, later they moved on an acreage on the southwest part of Crete the "Too good farm." Charles and Ellen were born there.  Great Grandparents lived a fourth mile north the "T farm." Grandparents had a broom factory west of the river bridge also a home. per Dorthy Turner

Paul: On December 15, 1877, Nancy was married to John Gavin O'Dea at Wahoo, Saunders County, Nebraska, and on January 22, 1879 was married in the Catholic Church, Crete, Saline County, Nebraska. To this union 10 children were born: George, Blanche, Ellen, Charles, John, Susie, Mary, Irene, James and Harold. They lived for awhile at Glenwood, Iowa and in 1878 they moved to Crete, Saline County, Nebraska.  John Gavin worked with his father Andrew O'Dea in a Broom Factory, here at Crete. After Andrew O'Dea passed away in 1883, John Gavin and Nancy Anna moved to a farm, by what is known as the Possum Hill School, Western, Saline, Nebraska. They lived on this farm with John Gavin's mother, Mary McGowen O'Dea, who is the daughter of Thomas McGowen and Bridget O'Day.  In 1900 they moved to a farm south of Exeter, Fillmore County, Nebraska. They lived in this vicinity until 1908 when they moved to a farm in Red Willow County, living west of Indianola, Nebraska. In 1917 the family moved into the town of Indianola where Nancy Anna lived for three years until her death March 1,1920.  She was 63 years old and is buried at Indianola, Red Willow County, Nebraska.51

1900 United States Federal Census - State: Nebraska, County: Saline, City: North Fork Precinct, Call Number/URL: , Enumeration District: Roll: T623 939; Page: 2A, Sheet #: 2A, Enumeration Date: 5 Jun 1900, Line #: 21, Location - 1. Dwelling #: 25, 2. Family #: 25, 3. Name: O'Dea, John, 4. Relationship: Head, Personal Description - 5. Color: W, 6. Sex: M, 7. Date of Birth: May 1853, 8. Age: 47, 9. Whether single, married, widowed, or divorced: M, 10. Number of years of present marriage: 22, Nativity Place of Birth - 13. Place of Birth: New York, 14. Father's place of Birth: Ireland, 15. Mother's Place of Birth: Ireland, 19. Occupation: Farmer, Education - 22. Can read 23. Can write 24 Can speak English: yes, Ownership of Home - 25. Owned or Rented: O, 26. Owned free or mortgaged: M, 27 Farm or house: F, 28. Number of farm schedule: 25
3. Name: O'Dea, Annie L., 4. Relationship: Wife, Personal Description - 5. Color: W, 6. Sex: F, 7. Date of Birth: Nov 1856, 8. Age: 43, 9. Whether single, married, widowed, or divorced: M, 10. Number of years of present marriage: 22, 11. Mother of how many children: 9, 12. Number of these children living: 7, Nativity Place of Birth - 13. Place of Birth: Ohio, 14. Father's place of Birth: Ireland, 15. Mother's Place of Birth: Ireland, 19. Occupation: Farmer, Education - 21. Attended school: , 22. Can read 23. Can write 24 Can speak English: yes
3. Name: O'Dea, George L. 4. Relationship: Son, Personal Description - 5. Color: W, 6. Sex: M, 7. Date of Birth: Sept 1878, 8. Age: 21, 9. Whether single, married, widowed, or divorced: S, Nativity Place of Birth - 13. Place of Birth: Nebraska, 14. Father's place of Birth: New York, 15. Mother's Place of Birth: Ohio, 19. Occupation: Farm Laborer, Education - 22. Can read 23. Can write 24 Can speak English: yes
3. Name: O'Dea, Blanch L., 4. Relationship: Daughter, Personal Description - 5. Color: W, 6. Sex: F, 7. Date of Birth: Mar 1881, 8. Age: 19, 9. Whether single, married, widowed, or divorced: S, 7, Nativity Place of Birth - 13. Place of Birth: Nebraska, 14. Father's place of Birth: New York, 15. Mother's Place of Birth: Ohio, 19. Occupation: Servant, Education - 22. Can read 23. Can write 24 Can speak English: yes
3. Name: O'Dea, Nellie G., 4. Relationship: Daughter, Personal Description - 5. Color: W, 6. Sex: F, 7. Date of Birth: Dec 1882, 8. Age: 17, 9. Whether single, married, widowed, or divorced: S, 7, Nativity Place of Birth - 13. Place of Birth: Nebraska, 14. Father's place of Birth: New York, 15. Mother's Place of Birth: Ohio, 19. Occupation: At school, Education - 21. Attended school: 3, 22. Can read 23. Can write 24 Can speak English: yes
3. Name: O'Dea, Charles E., 4. Relationship: Son, Personal Description - 5. Color: W, 6. Sex: M, 7. Date of Birth: Feb 1885, 8. Age: 15, 9. Whether single, married, widowed, or divorced: S, Nativity Place of Birth - 13. Place of Birth: Nebraska, 14. Father's place of Birth: New York, 15. Mother's Place of Birth: Ohio, 19. Occupation: At School, Education - 21. Attended school: 7, 22. Can read 23. Can write 24 Can speak English: yes
3. Name: O'Dea, Susie A., 4. Relationship: Daughter, Personal Description - 5. Color: W, 6. Sex: F, 7. Date of Birth: July 1891, 8. Age: 8, 9. Whether single, married, widowed, or divorced: S, 7, Nativity Place of Birth - 13. Place of Birth: Nebraska, 14. Father's place of Birth: New York, 15. Mother's Place of Birth: Ohio, 19. Occupation: At school, Education - 21. Attended school: 4
3. Name: O'Dea, Irene A., 4. Relationship: Daughter, Personal Description - 5. Color: W, 6. Sex: F, 7. Date of Birth: Feb 1896, 8. Age: 4, 9. Whether single, married, widowed, or divorced: S, 7, Nativity Place of Birth - 13. Place of Birth: Nebraska, 14. Father's place of Birth: New York, 15. Mother's Place of Birth: Ohio
3. Name: O'Dea, James W., 4. Relationship: Son, Personal Description - 5. Color: W, 6. Sex: M, 7. Date of Birth: Nov 1898, 8. Age: 1, 9. Whether single, married, widowed, or divorced: S, Nativity Place of Birth - 13. Place of Birth: Nebraska, 14. Father's place of Birth: New York, 15. Mother's Place of Birth: Ohio


1904 John O'Dea Family
Our mother, Blanche, Susie, Ellen, Irene, James, Harold, Our Grandma O'Dea, dad's mom in front of house, Dad holds Lincoln, the white stallion; Geo the black team, Bell and Flora; Chas holds the Jack, Dick is the jacks name.


1904 Nan, Blanche, Susie, Ellen, Irene, James, Harold and John's mom Mary, John is holding Lincoln their white stallion.  The picture was torn because two children were fighting over it.

1908 John and Anna owned 160 acres in Sec. 4, North Folk Precinct, Saline Co., Nebr. Fillmore County 36-8-2; 2 miles S.W. Exeter, Nebraska. Traded for farm in Red Willow County 1908.

1910 United States Federal Census - State: Nebraska, County: Red Willow, City: Red Willow Precinct, Call Number/URL: T624; Roll: 853, Page: 187A, ED 189, Part: 3, Line: 4, Enumeration District: 189, Sheet #: 12 A, Enumeration Date: 26 Apr 1910, Line Number: 19, Location - 1. Dwelling #: 175, 2. Family #: 176, 3. Name: O'Dea, John, 4. Relationship: Head, Personal Description - 5. Sex: M, 6. Color: W, 7. Age: 57, 8. single, married, widowed, or divorced: M, 9. Years of present marriage: 32, Nativity - 12. Place of Birth: New York, 13. Father's Place of Birth: Ire Irish, 14. Mother's Place of Birth: Ire Irish, 17. Able to speak English; or language spoken: English, Occupation - 18. Trade: Farmer, 19. Nature of industry: Gen farm, 20. Employer, employee, on own account : OA, Education - 23. Able to read & 24. able to write: yes, Ownership of Home - 26. Owned or Rented: O, 27. Owned free or mortgaged: F, 28 Farm or house: F, 29. # of farm schedule: 51, 30. Survivor of the Union or Confederate Army or Navy:__
3. Name: O'Dea, Nancy C. 4. Relationship: Wife, Personal Description - 5. Sex: F, 6. Color: W, 7. Age: 53, 8. single, married, widowed, or divorced: M, 9. Years of present marriage: 32, Mother of how many children - 10. # born: 10, 11. # now living: 8, Nativity - 12. Place of Birth: Ohio, 13. Father's Place of Birth: Ire Irish, 14. Mother's Place of Birth: Ire Irish, 17. Able to speak English; or language spoken: English, Occupation - 18. Trade: none, Education - 23. Able to read & 24. able to write: yes,
3. Name: O'Dea, Susie A., Relationship: Daughter, Personal Description - 5. Sex: F, 6. Color: W, 7. Age: 18, 8. single, married, widowed, or divorced: S, Nativity - 12. Place of Birth: Nebraska, 13. Father's Place of Birth: New York, 14. Mother's Place of Birth: Ohio, 17. Able to speak English; or language spoken: English, Occupation - 18. Trade: none, Education - 23. Able to read & 24. able to write: yes, 25. Attended school: no
3. Name: O'Dea, Irene A., Relationship: Daughter, Personal Description - 5. Sex: F, 6. Color: W, 7. Age: 14, 8. single, married, widowed, or divorced: S, Nativity - 12. Place of Birth: Nebraska, 13. Father's Place of Birth: New York, 14. Mother's Place of Birth: Ohio, 17. Able to speak English; or language spoken: English, Occupation - 18. Trade: none, Education - 23. Able to read & 24. able to write: yes, 25. Attended school: yes
3. Name: O'Dea, James W., 4. Relationship: Son, Personal Description - 5. Sex: M, 6. Color: W, 7. Age: 11, 8. single, married, widowed, or divorced: S, Nativity - 12. Place of Birth: Nebraska, 13. Father's Place of Birth: New York, 14. Mother's Place of Birth: Ohio, 17. Able to speak English; or language spoken: English, Occupation - 18. Trade: none, Education - 23. Able to read & 24. able to write: yes, 25. Attended school: yes
3. Name: O'Dea, Harold F., 4. Relationship: Son, Personal Description - 5. Sex: M, 6. Color: W, 7. Age: 9, 8. single, married, widowed, or divorced: S, Nativity - 12. Place of Birth: Nebraska, 13. Father's Place of Birth: New York, 14. Mother's Place of Birth: Ohio, 17. Able to speak English; or language spoken: __, Occupation - 18. Trade: none, Education - 23. Able to read & 24. able to write: __, 25. Attended school: yes

Family
Abt 1910 Ellen, Susie, Great Gma Mary O'Dea, Blanch, James, Irene



O'Dea Farmhouse

    
1935 O'Dea Children      1935 Indianola Park
                                           James, Gpa John, Charles and Harold

     Family
1. Jim, Susie, Harold, Nell, Irene and Charlie O'Dea       2. Susan, Harold, Ellen, Irene, Charles



 

 

 

Abt 1950 O'Dea Reunion
Jerome and Paul are boys in front Erma the little girl.


 

Abt 1955 JohnO'Dea family Susan, Charles, Irene

 

1956 Hasting Reunion
1. Harold, 2. Charles, 3. Susan, 4. Ellen, 5. Irene, 6. Blanch, 7. George, 8. James

O'Dea sisters           

1. Aug 1965 Nell O'Dea, Irene Treadway & Susie Colling         2. Aug 1964 What's left of the O'Deas - Ellen O'Dea, Susie Colling, Jame O'Dea, Irene Treadway, Dorthy Turner Cole


Grandchildren and Spouces: Back: Walter, Lester, Claire, Leonard, Pat
Front: Dona, Fern, Frances, Bess, Alice O'Deas

Source Citations
1. Family Histories - Dorothy E. Turner, Recorded 1 Apr 1984
38. Family Histories - O'Dea Booklet & McGowen Info - Paul, Descendants of Thomas McGowen - pg 5.
39. Holy Bible - Everett Hill Family, Owner: Everett Hill and wife made entries, Location: Lois - Pneumonia - Heart condition. .... Family Group Records - John Henry Watson, MCGOWEN (Lois - Annie J. on tombstone). .... Family Histories - Dorothy E. Turner, Recorded 1 Apr 1984, part 2 Anna Lucretia MCGOWEN. .... Family Histories - O'Dea Booklet & McGowen Info - Paul, Nan & McGown chg to McGowan & Nancy Ann Elizabeth. .... Family Group Records - Lucille, Nan & McGown chg to McGowan, Ann & Anna (Nan) McGowan. .... Ellen Gertrude O'Dea's Obituary, Anna McGowen. .... John G. O'Dea's Obituary, Anna McGowan. .... Booklet - Louise M. Slinger's 80th Birthday, Anna J. (Nancy) - Nancy Ann Elizabeth..... Mitzi Klimek, Pettit/VanMeter/Paxton/Johnson/Klimek/Moore family tree (URL: http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=huskerbarbiel&id=10115), Nancy Ann Elizabeth.
40. Family Group Records - John Henry Watson, 12/15/1877 Wahoo, Nebraska. .... Family Histories - Dorothy E. Turner, Recorded 1 Apr 1984, 12/15/1877 Wahoo,NE Seward, Co. - Part 2 1/15/1877 Wahoo, Saunder, NE. .... Family Histories - O'Dea Booklet & McGowen Info - Paul, 1876 crossed out and date hand written 12/15/1887 - pg 2 1867 Council Bluffs, Iowa & by judge, 22 Jan 1879, Crete, Saline, Nebraska Catholic Church. .... Family Group Records - Lucille, 1876 crossed out and date hand written 12/15/1887 - pg 2 1867 Council Bluffs, Iowa. .... Holy Bible - Everett Hill Family, Owner: Everett Hill and wife made entries, Location: Lois, March 1876, Council Bluffs, Iowa. .... Family Group Records - Lucille, 1876. 12/15/1877 Wahoo, Nebraska.
51. Family Histories - Dorothy E. Turner, Recorded 1 Apr 1984, part 2. .... Family Histories - O'Dea Booklet & McGowen Info - Paul.
52. Family Histories - O'Dea Booklet & McGowen Info - Paul, Descendant of Thomas McGowen - pg 5.
53. James W. O'Dea's Obituary and Memorial Card.
54. Fourteenth Census of the US 1920 Population.