Custer County NE Genealogy

Posted Queries for March thru April 1997

CANNON, GIBSON, HOBBS, HOGUE, POWELL posted by Richard Cannon on Sunday, March 2, 1997

I am interested in Names that are related to William CANNON. Homesteaded in Custer County in the early 1880s. I would be interested in HOBBS, POWELL and HOGUE names as well. William Cannon may have homesteaded with his brother Samuel Cannon and sister's family Mary Cannon GIBSON, husband's name was Minor Gibson.

GANDY, GRAHAM posted by Bruce and Pat Barton on Wednesday, March 12, 1997

I am looking for any information on the Grahams and Gandys of Broken Bow, Custer Co. My grandmother Gladys Graham was born June 20, 1890 to William L. Graham and Bertha Gandy. Gladys Graham Barton's death certificate states that her parents were born in Troy, Iowa. This is the only information I have on William L. Graham and Bertha Gandy. I would appreciate any additional information. Thanks.

CURRAH, HIGBE, HIGBEE, HIGBEY, TETER posted by Frank Cochran on Tuesday, March 18, 1997

HIGBEE/HIGBE/HIGBEY and CURRAH. Looking for any information on family of John and Mahala (TETER) HIGBEE. Family records indicate that Mahala died in Nebraska in 1889. Family originally from Hamilton County, Indiana. With the family in their move to Nebraska was a niece, Catherine "Kate" TETER. She married James R. CURRAH about 1888. They had four children, and at least one was born in Broken Bow, NE. I am just beginning the search for this family so any information would be most helpful.

ADAMS, HAUMAN posted by Barbara Adams on Tuesday, March 18, 1997

I am looking for Allen Lee ADAMS, born in 1880, and lived in the Nebraska Sand hills near Thedford and Lincoln at various times. He had two brothers, Dave and Samuel. He married Henrietta HAUMAN. Henrietta had several siblings including Oscar, Agustas (Gus) and Hattie. Allen and Henrietta had several children including Olive, Margerite and Arthur Allen who was born in 1920. In 1923 they took a wagon train to Boise Idaho. I would like to find any information on any of these ancestors.

LAVENDER posted by Tracey Winbigler on Thursday, March 20, 1997

Luke LAVENDER, I'm told by his grand-daughter Jessie, was the first probate judge in the Nebraska territory. He owned a brickyard where the Capitol building in Lincoln now stands. He emigrated from England; his wife's name was Julia A.; he's listed as a "farmer {or} rancher" in Custer Co., 1886; and he had two sons, Alford and Alvin Joseph LAVENDER. He died of the black fever on a river exploration. Towns Jessie mentioned: Broken Bow and Lincoln, NE and Pine Bluffs, WY. Luke's son Alford and his wife, Della Mae Nees, had three children: Joseph Alvin, b.18 Apr 1905, Jessie and George. I'd like to know Luke Lavender's parents' names; Julia A. Lavender's maiden name and/or parents' names, dates of birth and death for Luke and Julia, and from which section of England Luke emigrated. (I know: I'm asking a lot!) Thanks for reading and good luck on YOUR searches! Tracey Winbigler

HELMUTH, SCHNEIDER, WIRSCHING posted by Judy Morrison on Monday, March 24, 1997

Christian Helmuth came to US at age 14 with Mother and 2 siblings. Mother's name Mrs. Wirsching. Half-brother named August Wirsching moved to Eugene, OR and married Anna or Annie. Christian was born 1860 in Oberlaurengen, Bavaria County, Germany-moved to JoDaviess County, IL until 1884 then to Lexington NE and homesteaded on Redfern Table-married Barbara Schneider.

DAVIS, LANUM posted by Lori Lanum on Friday, April 4, 1997

Looking for information on 2 families the LANUM's and the DAVIS's. They came to Custer Co. in 1881. Any information would be helpful.

BROWN, GOWING, HUGHES, KNUTSON, SAGE posted by Sarah Fitzgerald on Wednesday, April 16, 1997

HUGHES - SAGE: Joel Jackson HUGHES b. 1853,IN; m. 1880 IL Laura SAGE; came to Custer Co NE ca 1882. Children; Effie m. Fred KNUTSON & Terra GOWING; Herbert m. Elves ? & Charlotte ?; Minnie m. Dow GOWING; Walter m. Ina BROWN; Sadie; Rose; Edna May. Joel was a farmer and reported minister of some kind, he performed marriages, but don't know what denomination he was. He later moved to Kansas but his father-in-law, Daniel SAGE died at Cliff Table in the early 1900's. Daniel SAGE was known as the long haired poet and I have a couple clipping of poems from the paper. Would like to hear from anyone who knows more about this family. Thanks

FOSTER posted by Allyson Tilton on Tuesday, April 22, 1997

I am looking for for marriage information for Charles Earl FOSTER, Born near Sargent, Nebraska in 1901. Married Isa_________ around 1920-1925. The Custer County Genealogical Society tells me that they did not marry in Sargent or Broken Bow. Any information regarding Charles Earl FOSTER will be appreciated. Thank you! Allyson Monroe Tilton 148 Beigien Lane

RAISH posted by Scott Warner on Wednesday, April 30, 1997

We have a picture and the back states Tom RAISH farm, Walworth, NE. Tom we believe came to America from Germany around 1840, with his sister Magdelena and brother John. We also have a picture taken in Wahoo, NE of Syliva Raish, age 16. We'd like to find more information, and connect with the reast of the Raish families.

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