Fifth Generation


100. Jane Pauline DeYong was born on 16 October 1927 in Pella community, rural Adams, Lancaster County, Nebraska. She was baptized in November 1927 at the Pella Reformed Church, in rural Adams, Gage County, Nebraska. She was a member of the Pella Reformed Church, in Adams, Gage County, Nebraska. After she moved to Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska her membership was changed to the Hope Reformed Church in Lincoln. She received elementary education at Lancaster County Public Schools, District 20, "Wooden Shoe" located at 176th street and Firth road in rural Adams, Lancaster County, Nebraska. Jane graduated in 1945 from Panama High School in Panama, Lancaster County, Nebraska. She received Normal School training at Peru, Nebraska and received a teaching certificate and taught at country schools in Lancaster county Nebraska. She completed training at Peru State Teachers College, received her teaching certificate and taught in Lancaster County, country schools. She worked as an Administrative Assistant for Senators in the Nebraska Unicameral legislature from 1971 until her retirement in 1992.

Jane Pauline DeYong and Jack Nelson were married on 26 May 1948 in the Pella Reformed Church, rural Adams, Lancaster County, Nebraska. Jack Nelson, son of Frank Nelson and Laura Barmore, was born on 19 February 1926 in Adams, Gage County, Nebraska. He graduated from Adams High School in Adams, Gage County, Nebraska. He graduated from Peru State College in Peru, Nehama County, Nebraska. Jack died on 4 June 1957 at the age of 31 in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska. Jack was in an iron lung for several years and died of polio after a long illness. He was a school teacher in Farmington, San Juan County, New Mexico.

Jane Pauline DeYong and Jack Nelson had the following children:

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Leslie K. Nelson Gooding.

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Gary P. Nelson Gooding was born on 25 September 1952 in Farmington, San Juan County, New Mexico. He was adopted in June 1962 by Marvin Gooding in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska. He was living in 1986 in Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska.

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Lynne A. Nelson Gooding.

Jane Pauline DeYong and Marvin J. Gooding were married on 16 June 1961 in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska. All three children born to Jack and Jane Nelson were adopted by Marvin Gooding and go by his surname. Marvin J. Gooding, son of Joseph Gooding and Agnes Vavra Gooding*, was born on 29 May 1933.

Jane Pauline DeYong and Marvin J. Gooding had the following children:

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Robert A. Gooding was born on 24 February 1963 in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska. He was living in 1986 in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska. He is in the Doctoral program at the University of Texas, Austin, Texas. He is studying the Sanskrit language in India. He spent 1998 in Pune, India gathering documents written in the Sanskrit language to translate to the English language.