Lived 37 years in McDonald, New Mexico (situated in Lee county, New Mexico between Tatum and Lovington, according to Obit. Jim McClish was foreman of a large ranch there.
Sophie's name is given as "Budder" by the Rootsweb record for her. An alternate and possibly more accurate "Bueter" spelling was given (source?) for the father who returned to Germany. Rootsweb also gives Woman Nickels (b. 1842) as the mother. Owen is preferred (rationale?).