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The Georg "Adam" & Elizabeth Riedmann Family Story

The following is a short history of Georg Adam Riedmann, or Adam as he was called. At the bottom is also a list of his and his wife Elizabeth Gall's descendants.

Adam was born in Stetten Germany on Oct. 10, 1875. He arrived in America at Ellis Island on June 31, 1902. His passenger record states he was Austrian, however it also says he came from Stetten Germany. He arrived on the Furst Bismark via Hamburg as many other Germans did. Adam and Elizabeth were married in St. Joseph's Church at 16th and Center St. on October 10th, 1904. Their first known Omaha residence was 1717-1/2 Lincoln Ave. Their first child, Andrew, was born on August 3, 1905. They must have had a very fast courtship, or they met each other in Germany before coming over.

According to their marriage license Elizabeth was born in Hungary. Elizabeth's parents were Andrew and Susan (Seifert) Gall, he was from Hungary and she was from Germany. It is not known when Elizabeth came to America. The spelling of her last name is a mystery as all the Ellis Island records show that the Galls came from Great Britain. However, Gaal is a common name from Hungary. It could be it was changed when her name was officially recorded upon her arrival. Elizabeth had 2 sisters and a brother that we know of, however, their names are unknown.

Adam, as he was called so he would not be confused with his older brother Georg Michael, worked selling carriages in Germany before he emigrated to America. After he came over he lived in South Dakota for a short while, but moved to Omaha because it was too cold. He worked in the packing houses like many of his ancestors did. It was rough job and the company was ruthless. It had many similarities to the sweat shops we hear about in Asia today. Employees had to put up with such issues as not being permitted to take bathroom breaks, or having to pay the foreman half their wages each payday in order to keep their job. Smoking was not allowed, so the men would chew instead. The inspectors didn't like that and made them use spittoons. Then they found that the spittoons were never cleaned so that was the end of that too. On top of this the working conditions inside the packing plants were atrocious. Nothing like the plants of today. Eventually the unions stepped in and improved many of their working conditions.

Around 1907 Adam left there and went to work at Metz Brewery. He would also use his brewmaking skills like many other German immigrants and brew his own beer at home. Adam's brother Georg also worked in the breweries in Omaha, including Metz.

Adam became a citizen of the United States on January 27th, 1914. He passed away on October 20, 1957.

The picture to the right is of Adam, his wife Elizabeth and six of his eight children. Madeline (Mel) is not in the picture as she passed away before the picture was taken. Another child, presumed to be named Adam as the death records show only an A for the first name, was born on Feb. 3rd, 1907, but past away July 28th, 1907. Pictured, from the left and standing is Bernice, Margaret, Bill, Andrew, Ann and Elizabeth.

The family list below is broken down by each of Adam and Elizabeth's children. Their children are listed first, spouse second. The grandchildren are listed under their parents and may not be in chronological order. This list is not complete and generally covers only two generations, with some exceptions. (Any help from the family to fill out the list will be appreciated.)

The Andrew Sr. and Lucille Riedmann Family
Riedmann Andrew Sr and Lucille Andrew d. 1/21/77
Lucille b. 1914
Lucille d. 7/24/70
    Riedmann Andrew Jr "Sonny" and Norma (Wilson) Andrew b. 12/2/31
m. 10/1/55
Andrew d. 11/30/00
Norma b. 8/15/31
Norma d. 2/9/01
         Claussen Denise Madge and James b. 11/9/54
m.
James b. 2/18/54
               Claussen Amy June b. 10/18/75
               Claussen Jennifer Lynn b. 1/19/77
         Riedmann Mark Andrew and Pamela b. 4/15/56
m. Theresa Paul
m. LeAnn Campbell 6/1/89
LeAnn b. 6/16/59
m. Pamela 6/9/01
Pamela b. 1/9/59
Mark d. 12/12/08
               Riedmann Courtney b. (Theresa)
               Riedmann Cody Lee b. 9/13/90 (Leann)
               Campbell Joshua b. 6/29/87
               Stroman Kindra and Mark b. 8/9/80
m. 10/31/03
               Johnson Trisha  
         Riedmann Richard Allen and Peggy Jean (Harveston) b. 5/19/57
Kimberly
m. Peggy Jean 6/11/76
Peggy b. 7/7/56
d. 2/1/10
               Riedmann Sarah Katherine b. 10/1/77
                    Riedmann Samuel Joseph b. 8/21/99
                    Barlow Ty Hunter Frederick 10/20/02
                    Barlow Kayka Valentina Jean 10/20/04
               Gillaspie Michelle and Chris  
                    Gillaspie Kody  
                    Gillaspie Katrina  
                    Gillaspie Christopher  
         Riedmann Daniel and Marci Dan b. 2/8/59
m. Terri Davis
Terri b. 8/14/60
m. Rhonda Whichman
Rhonda b. 11/20/63
m. Marci
               Riedmann Daniel Anthony b. 4/4/80 (Terri)
d. 12/7/16
                    Riedmann Abby Buckholt b. 12/21/97
               Soloman Catherine Ann and Derek b. 10/30/83 (Terri)
m. 2002
                    Soloman Hailey b. 1/6/02
                    Soloman Brook b. 1/6/02
                    Soloman Weston b. 9/21/04
                    Soloman Unknown b.
               Riedmann Tucker Daniel and Brittany (VanMarte) b. 12/12/91 (Rhonda)
m. 2012
Brittany b. 10/13/88
                    Riedmann Braxtyn Tucker b. 3/8/13
         Riedmann Don James and Marian (Walter) Don b. 2/8/59
m. Bettina Kiendl 7/1/81
b. 7/19/61
m. Marian 2/2/85
Marian b. 1/5/63
               Munz Katrina Marianna Christa and Nicolai b. 2/2/82 (Brittina)
m. 11/13/12
               Riedmann Caitlyn Marie b. 8/23/88 (Marian)
               Riedmann HIllary Leigh b. 8/1/90 (Marian)
         Scott Elizabeth Ann and Seth b. 1/26/60
m. 9/3/76
Seth b. 2/15/57
Seth d. 2/12/13
               Giersdorf Danielle Norma Margery and Bobby Jo b. 2/13/77
m. 6/13/98
Bobby b. 9/21/75
                    Scott Erwin Burnell b. 12/5/95
                    Foster? Cindy? b. 6/10/97
                    Giersdorf Gabrielle Josephine b. 10/31/97
                    Giersdorf Brandon b. 12/4/98
               Scott Seth Erwin Andrew Jr. and Tiffany (Ross) b. 2/2/82?
m. 7/7/01
Tiffany b. 12/18/77
                    Ross Christopher b. 7/19/95
                    Shuck Matthew b. 12/1/98
               Scott Aaron Trevor and Stepahnie Adams b. 5/22/80 (adopted)
m . 5/4/01
Stephanie b. 11/7/81
                    Scott Natalie Joy b. 1/28/03
                    Scott 2nd child  
               Scott Andrew Burnell b. 10/13/87
               Scott Racheal  b. 5/2/89
                    Woods Sara Beth Magdalen b. 6/30/09
         Riedmann Andrew Lanman and Norma Andrew b. 5/22/62
m. Janet Hynek 2/11/84
Janet b. 12/2/64
m. Norma Hynek 9/8/95
Norma b. 8/18/60
               Riedmann Christopher Andrew b. 7/30/84
               Riedmann Amanda Kay b. 1/30/86
                    Riedmann Nathaniel Anton b. 1/22/06
               Riedmann Matthew Gregory b. 9/29/89
               Riedmann Dillon Anton b. 12/14/94 (Norma)
         Cheney Jennifer and Mark b. 4/29/68
m. 12/12/92
Mark b. 1/23/65
               Cheney Max Abendigo b. 7/14/94
               Cheney Bruno Malachi b. 11/5/97
         Riedmann Scott Lee and Teasha (Shafer) b. 7/12/69
m. Tonya Rae Minor
tonya b. 8/7/91
m. Teasha
Teasha b. 7/7/78
               Riedmann Tyler Scott b. 5/27/95
               Riedmann Rebecca Renee b. 3/19/99
               Riedmann Marcus b. 2/4/11 (Teasha)
    Christianson Dorothy and Bud Dorothy b. 3/24/33
Dorothy d. 11/16/06
         Christianson Rick & Sharon b.
         Christianson Bob b. 12/27/69
m. 8/21/04
         Christianson Buddy & Pam b.
         Christianson Tim & Nancy b.
         Christianson Doreen b.
    Riedmann Robert Eugene and Peggy Robert b. 9/13/35
Robert d. 1976
         Riedmann LeeAnn b. 1954
         Riedmann Lorrie b. 11/14/58
         Riedmann Suzanne b. 1963
         Riedmann Robert "Bob" E, Jr. and Jennifer b. 12/27/69
m. 8/22/94
               Riedmann Anna  
    Stockton Mary Rose b. 1/24/37
d. 7/25/03
         Waugh Larry and Mary Jo  
         Waugh Daniel and Fumi  
         Lea Theresa and Bryon  
         Hamilton Rita
         Middleton Susan and Melvin  
         Waugh Pam  
    Riedmann Wayne m. Linda 11/5/66
div. 10/86

m. #2
         Riedmann Jeffrey Adam and Noele (Petersen)  m. 1997
               Riedmann Adam  
               Riedmann Micah  
               Riedmann Noah  
         Riedmann Varessa Anne  
         Unavailable Kristina Lynn and Steve  
         Riedmann Kyndra Dawne adopted
               McRoberts Jeremiah Richard b. 8/15/03
               Riedmann Second Child b.
         Riedmann Savanah Rose  
         Riedmann Garrett Lyle and Rachel  
               Riedmann Ansley Kay b. 2/4/15
    Sneed Darlene and Robert  
The Margaret Riedmann / Puggie Dean Family
Dean Margaret and Puggie 2nd spouse - Sam Stover
     Gregory Rita Clara and Emory Rita b. 3/13/26
d. 7/5/76
Emory b. 9/8/21
         Gregory Emory Jack and Corrinne (Bojanski) Emory b. 4/22/56
Corrine b. 3/28/61
m. 5/12/84
               Rowen Jennifer and John Jennifer b. 10/9/73
John b. 6/7/74
m. 4/28/00
                    Rowen Katlyn b. 9/2/00
                    Rowen Kristin b. 9/20/01
                    Rowen Emma b. 1/20/05
                    Rowen To be announced b. 6/06
               Gregory Sara b. 8/7/85
     Dean Donald and Lorraine (Langle) Donald b. 5/10/25
d. 3/13/80
Lorraine b. 2/27/36
d. 1/19/06
m. 8/1/53
          Roland Dorinda and Neil Dorinda b. 8/30/57
2nd Spouse Neil
               Snyder Crystal b.
               Courter Donald b.
                    Courter Michael b.
                    Courter Donald Jr. b.
               Courter Angel b.
     Dean Leonard and Mary Lou  
          Williams Mary Margaret "Dolly"  
The Elizabeth Riedmann /Arnold Martin Family
Martin Elizabeth "Liz" and Arnold  
     Martin Arnie and Janette  
     Agee Gerry and Bob  
     Anderson Delores and Nels John Delores b. 7/14/35 Edward Kosack
b. 12/6/24
d. 10/26/82
m.
Nels b. 2/17/16
m. 3/9/96
          Kosack Edward Arnold and Barbara (Blume) Edward b. 6/9/54
Barbara b. 7/9/56
m. /73
               Scheuring Lisa Marie and Dale Lisa b. 2/20/74
Dale b. 7/8
m.
                    Scheuring Matthew b. 9/9/93
                    Scheuring Angela b. 1/21/02
                    Scheuring Stephanie b. 5/9/05
          Elroy Dianna Lynn and Charles Jr. Dianna b. 1/2/56
Charles b. 2/11/55
m. 8/16/74
               Elroy Karylin Marie b. 9/12/86
               Elroy Charles William III b. 6/21/88
     ? Lois  
     Martin Kenny  
  one child  
     Martin Wayne  
  3 children  
     Martin Dave  
     Ward Marilyn and Jim Marilyn b. 1/25/47
Jim b. 5/22/44
m. 5/2/64
div. 12/26/76
          Swilor Dianne and Keith b. 11/29/64
Keith b. 7/27/67
m. 2/6/98
               Swilor Ryan b. 12/3/87 
          Ward Susan b. 5/30/68
d. 6/14/68
          Ward Jim and Lisa (Kramer) Jim b. 2/9/76
Lisa b. 6/5/79
m. 6/20/98
               Ward Destiney b. 1/21/98
               Ward Matthew b. 5/4/04 
     Martin Jessie  
     Martin Gene  
     ? Brenda  
The Madeline Riedmann/Lawrence Hineline Family
Hineline Mel and Lawrence  
     Malchow Joyce  
          Malchow Dale b. 2/11/57
               Malchow Jeremiah  
          Malchow William b. 5/13/59
               Lioudmilla Logan  
               Lioudmilla Brent  
          Simandl Lori and Richard  
               Simandl Catherine b. 6/25/94
               Simandl Patricia b. 6/10/97
The William Sr. and Betty Riedmann Family
Riedmann William and Elizabeth "Betty" (Welch) William b. 6/18/04
d. 10/7/56
Betty b. 7/19/17
d. 2/16/08
    Riedmann William (Bill) Jr. and Agnes (Czerwinski)
2nd spouse-Elizabeth Lube
Bill b. 12/19/41
m. 8/63
Bill d. 8/29/86
        Riedmann Elizabeth "Beth" b. 5/23/65
            ? 3 Children  
         Riedmann William Jr. "Bill" b. 12/16/66
    Davenport Sharon and Marshall Sharon b. 2/4/40
         Flora Debbie and Scott Debbie b. 3/16/60
               Flora Brenden b. 6/16/88
               Flora Ryan b. 4/6/90
               Flora Drew b. 7/17/96
         Davenport David & Laura (Zwadyk) David b. 11/29/61
               Davenport Ashley b. 10/2/89
               Davenport Marshall b. 5/20/92
         Blommel Dawn and John Dawn b. 11/28/62
               Blommel Jennah b. 2/1/93
               Blommel Caroline b. 7/17/95
    Riedmann Gary and Norma Gary b. 5/26/46
         Cox Laura and Jeffery b. 1/4/70
               Cox Jessica b.
               Cox Tyler b.
         Riedmann Gary "Pat" and Kim (Day) Pat b. 11/10/72
         Riedmann Kelly b. 10/22/84
    Riedmann Bruce and Sue Bruce b. 10/6/47
         Riedmann Dawn  
         Riedmann Heather  
    Riedmann Roger and Shirley (Gredys) Roger b. 12/20/43
m. 6/19/65
Roger d. 6/27/97
         Riedmann Jason "Jay" Eric and KrisAnn (Ekberg) Jason b. 9/17/74
m. 2/15/97
               Riedmann Tobey Jack b. 1/2/01
               Riedmann Xander Luke b. 10/28/04
    Mattson Mary and Robert  Mary b. 7/10/56
               Olin Michelle and Johnny Michelle b. 11/27/74
                    Olin Connor b.
                    Olin Caden b.
               Mattson Mark and Sue Baird Mark b. 12/21/77
m. 2/06
               Mattson Ryan b. 5/13/83 (?)
The Ann Riedmann /Theodore Sakalosky Family
Sakalosky Ann Marie and Ted Ann b. 6/25/16
m. 11/35
    Gasper JoAnn and Louis "Ron" JoAnn b. 6/17/36
Ron b. 1/12/35
m. 6/25/54
         Gasper Louis and Carole (Pfeffer) Louis b. 10/28/55 
Carole b. 10/5/58
m. 2/4/78
               Gasper Joseph Thomas  b. 2/1/85
               Gasper Amy Christine b. 9/12/90 
          Gasper Russell Frederick and Anne (Tapley) Russel b. 5/24/58
Anne b. 8/22/64  
               Gasper Emily Lauren 11/4/94
          Sevener Susan Marie and Dutch Susan b. 5/15/60
Dutch b. 11/10/59
m. 5/16/03
1st spouse Larry Adams
2nd spouse-Harry Moses b. 10/1/61
               Adams Erin Machel b. 7/8/81
               Adams Amanda Bernice b. 8/16/83
               Moses Jazmine b. 10/18/93 
          Green Judy Ann and Jerry Judy b. 9/14/63
Jerry b. 10/11/63
m. 9/2/82
               Green LeeAnn Marie b. 1/9/92
               Green Samantha Ray b. 1/29/94 
               Green Rebecca Lynn b. 10/9/95 
               Green Faith Summer b. 6/13/02 
    Cochrane Beverly Jean and Robert Beverly b. 5/24/39
Robert b. 1/22/38
m. 5/2/59
          Cochrane Robert Lee b. 2/5/60 
               Cochrane Melissa Jean b. 11/21/88 
          Cochrane George Frances and Michela (Herbert) George b. 8/9/66
Michela b. 12/21/69
m. 7/13/96 
               Cochrane Dylan Scott b. 11/21/69 
          Gour Colleen Kay and Kevin Colleen b.
Kevin b.
m. 10//90 
               Gour Patrick Michael b.
               Gour Steven Allen b.
    Pollard Janette and Earl Janette b. 9/14/40
Earl b. 2/24/41
m. 5/6/61, div. ?
         Pollard Terry Paul and Donna (Johnson) Terry b. 10/22/65
Donna b. 10/9/68
m.
               Pollard Trever Lee b. 10/6/00
               Pollard Treten Les b. 10/9/38 
     Sakalosky Jim and Clara  
         Sakalosky Bryan  
         Sakalosky Matt and Teresa  
               Sakalosky 2 sons  
               Sakalosky 2 daughters  
         Sakalosky Jeff and Courtney (Churchill)  Jeff b. 2/26/75
Courtney b. 3/24/75
m. 9/5/98
               Sakalosky Keegan b. 1/5/96
               Sakalosky Kennidy b. 11/16/99
               Sakalosky Karson b. 8/10/01
               Sakalosky Kampbell b. 4/28/03 
         Sakalosky Todd and Joy  
               Sakalosky 1 son  
         Sakalosky Chad  
               Sakalosky 4 children  
The Bernice Riedmann/Joe Alyga Family
Algya Bernice "Neitzie" and Joe Bernice b.
Joe b. /18
m. 6/40
Bernice d.
Joe d. 2/12/07
         Joe and Bernice had no children