Custer County NE Genealogy

Posted Queries for April thru May 1998

ROBERTSON posted by gary@sulu.wustl.edu on Thursday, April 9, 1998

Robertson, George. He died Oct. 1891 and has a headstone in Kingsbury Cemetery, just west of Callaway. I think he was my great-great-grandfather, father of Walter Robertson, who was father of George, Gavin (my grandfather), Walter, Margaret, John, Martha and William Robertson. Walter, George and Gavin had homesteads in Custer County. I am looking for information to confirm that the George buried in Kingsbury Cemetery is indeed the father of Walter.

ADKINS, BISHOP, BISHOPS, HASTINGS, HOYT posted by mbrook@extremezone.com on Thursday, April 9, 1998

I am looking for my family with these surnames. John HASTINGS married Nora BISHOP in 1882, probably in Broken Bow. Nora died in 1902 and John left the area. His youngest son, Jule, had a family that was raised in the area. I am looking for the family his oldest son George HASTINGS, who married Mandy HOYT and daugter, Mary who married Wyatt ADKINS. I am also looking for Nora BISHOPS' family. I would like to link with another family researcher who might want to share information.

BURNETT, HENDRICKS, HICKMAN posted by Becky (Hickman) Thompson on Thursday, April 9, 1998

I am seeking information about my grandfather's family who lived in Broken Bow, Custer, NE during the late 1800's. My grandfather's name was Orvil Fred HICKMAN (b. 7 Jun 1909 in Broken Bow, Custer, NE). His mother was Amy Metatabelle BURNETT (b. 17 Feb 1883 in Burlington Junction, Nodaway, MO) and his father was Fred Curtis HICKMAN (b. 21 Oct. 1880). I am seeking information about my grandfather's ancestors, as well as his brothers/sisters. My grandfather married Cecil Erma HENDRICKS (b. 2 Oct 1908 in Oconto, Custer, NE) on 15 Dec 1934 in Mullen, NE. Thanks

HOAGE, MEHAFFEY posted by Patti Ellis on Thursday, April 9, 1998

Looking for information on the early HOAGE and MEHAFFEY Families. Frank Hoage, b. 1858 Iowa, d. 1906 Calif. (His father George died in Civil War, Tenn.) and wife Fanny Belle Mehaffey,b 1864, Ill. d. Litchfield, Neb. homesteaded near Mason City in 1886. They had 10 children all born in Custer County 1883-1902. Orpha, Walter Bloudin, Henry Odin, Clyde E., Zella Leona, Charles Clark, Nellie May, Rolla Phillip, Genn F. Evelyn C. Thank you

MOORE, SLACK posted by David J. O'Connor on Friday, April 10, 1998

Looking for relatives of Clifford Slack, son of Nimrod Ewell Slack and Jennie Moore, born 1899 in Dawson County, living in Custer County in 1920 census. Per the 1920 census, his mother Jennie had remarried to a Charles Chambley, a farmer in Custer County. Clifford worked on the farm. His sister Doris S. Slack, age 17 in 1920, was also living in the household. I can provide the Slack genealogy well back into Virginia.

FREEL, PHILIPSEN posted by VERSED@webtv.net on Friday, April 17, 1998

I am searching for family members of the PHILIPSEN family. John Jacob Philipsen b. 1837 in Dantzic Prussia married Mary Amanda Stone b. 1846 in Wabash Co. Illinois in 1864. They had the following children. Catharine Philipsen Longfellow, Elizabeth Philipsen Dagan, Gusta Philipsen Harget, Irene Philipsen Hanna, Ella Philipsen Longfellow, Edmund Philipsen, Rosetta Hanna, William Philipsen, Ann Brown, Johns Philipsen. I am looking for any info on there familys and the parents of John and Mary. I am also searching for the FREEL family. Andrew Jackson Freel b. 1834 somewhere in Ohio married first Mary Ann Nutter in 1860 in Indiana there children where Sarah Freel Francis and David Freel. He then married Mary Ellen Jones b. 1837 in 1866. There children where Arla Freel, Jessie Freel, Isaiah Freel, Phoebe Freel Philipsen, Orley Freel, William Freel, Frank Freel. Mary Jones first married James Dagan and had 3 children Joseph Dagan and 2 unk. I am looking for any one from these familys. I am also loooking for iny info on the parents of Andrew and his wifes.

FARRITOR, KNOELL posted by Audrey Annable Franklin on Wednesday, April 22, 1998

I am looking for more information on the FARRITOR family that has lived in Custer County for over 100years. Also, I would like more information on the Knoell's. My greatgrandfather, Emilian Hazel Knoell, came over from Germany over 100 years ago and settle near Victoria Springs. My grandfather, Robert E. Farritor, farmed west of town and north of Anselmo, I believe. I would appreciate any information.

BURKE posted by Robert & Darlene on Saturday, April 25, 1998

I am looking for information on William T. Burke, his father was Dr. Milton C. Burke of Missouri. I believe his mother's name was Sarah. William was living in Merna, Nebraska November 3, 1920. Any information is appreciated.

SPEER, WOODS posted by Rob Woods on Tuesday, May 5, 1998

Eva Mae WOODS(1885-1983) m. Percy Wilbur SPEER (1885-1973). They lived at or near Sargent. They are both buried in Douglas Grove Cemetery. Would like to contact descendants of this couple.

COX, HALL, PEACOCK, STEEL posted by Cheri Astrahan on Friday, May 15, 1998

Looking for info on the descendents of Elizabeth Elma PEACOCK and her second husband Eli COX (b.1828) who were married in Custer Co on Dec 8, 1889. Elizabeth died in Andrew Co, MO. Her first husband was John William (1856-1885) and they had 4 children: Clyde, Mary, John Jr, Henry Children of Eli Cox: Samuel, Lester and Orie Cox are the Boys. The Girls are listed as Mrs. T. E. Grim and Mrs. H. D. STEEL, who later married Elmer HALL of Broken Bow.

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