A family from everywhere makes Lincoln home

By Ky Venney Both sides of my family crossed an ocean to come to the United States. Much of each family’s history has been lost or forgotten over time, but the fortitude of my grandparents ensured that a new American saga would begin. My maternal grandfather’s family immigrated from Germany. They changed their name from Meier to Meyer and settled down in Weeping Water, Nebraska.  Several generations later, Arlene Meyer married James Cook from Lincoln, and Jim was born. Jim is my grandfather and known as Papu to his family. “This is really a female-centered family,” Papu said. “I...

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