Custer County NE Genealogy

Posted Queries for November 1998 thru February 1999

BLACK, COX posted by Joan DeBella on Monday, November 2, 1998

Looking for information on Ida Cox who died June 1983 in Broken Bow. She was born 10 Jan 1898 and I believe her parents were William David Cox and Minerva Black. An obit infor and any other information would be greatly appreciated.

AYERS, WARRICK posted by Jon Schober on Friday, November 13, 1998

I am looking for any information about AYERS, Henry or George (brothers) who were living in Broken Bow, NE at the time of their father's death June 1918. Parents are AYERS, Amos & Martha (WARRICK) from Sabetha, KS area originally from Somerset County, PA.

BAKER, SHEFFIELD posted by Edward Carter on Friday, November 20, 1998

BAKER, SHEFFIELD I collect old postcards. Recently bought one addressed to Mr. Almon M. Baker, Broken Bow, Nebr. c/o Mr. J. Sheffield. Message reads: "Thayer, Kans. 5-17-09. Dear Children: We are very glad you are enjoying your selves. We are well. Have had plenty rain since you were here. I was down and stayed Saturday night with the children. They were well. Sayed they had had a card from Iva; but did not know where to address you. Not sure but Swan's colt may be a bay. It is quiet shy of all of us. Other colts are doing well. Straw berries are beginning to ripen. Mamma" It is postmarked 17 May 1909 from Thayer, KS. Thought any of the family left in the area might enjoy a copy of the card.

DAY, HALL posted by Rebecca Bond on Friday, November 20, 1998

Looking for information on Charles Dudley DAY born 11 Jun, 1849; died 28 Apr, 1921 in Merna, Custer Co., Nebraska. Married Emma A. HALL born 2 Sep, 1851; died 16 Oct, 1922 in Merna, Custer Co., Nebraska. Children of Charles and Emma were: Walter Charles born 3 Jun, 1875 in Galesburg, Knox Co., Illinois; Edward I. born 22 Sep, 1876; Mary Martin born 8 Nov, 1879 in Galesburg, Knox Co., Illinois; Fred born Abt. 1881; Ella; Infant Daughter died 1890. Any information would be appreciated. Willing to share information. Thanks in advance

BUICK posted by H. Buick on Thursday, November 26, 1998

Looking for any and all information on grandfather, BUICK, August, born 1850 and died 1926. Homesteaded in Custer County near Oconto. He is buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Oconto, NE. Does anyone have any information about him at all?

PARKER posted by Louise P. Treat on Friday, December 18, 1998

1900 Census of Custer Co. Neb. in Lillian Twp. List James A PARKER born 1821 in New York state & enumerated with a Walter S Metcalf as a father-in-law. Any information on this family would be appreciated. Louise P Treat Box 51 Cowanesque, Pa. 16918

DOWNEY, DOWNING, JONES, STRICKLER posted by Judy Wittke on Monday, December 28, 1998

I am researching the families of Bernice Esther DOWNEY(1895-1995), daughter of John DOWNEY (1855-1926) and Mary Agnes JONES(1862-1947). In 1920, Bernice married William STRICKLER DOWNING (1895-1967), the son of Dr. Alber Rezin DOWNING (1859-1949) and Emma Hope STRICKLER (1867-1950). All of the above persons lived in Custer County, Nebraska.

CHESLEY, COPELAND, WARD posted by Mollie Patterson on Friday, January 29, 1999

Looking for ancestors of Charles Chesley b.1829 d.1905 buried in Powell Cemetary. He was married to Phoebe Ward B.1830 in Plattsburg NY d. 1928 in Custer Co. Arnold Neb. Charles & Phoebe were married in Plattsburg NY in 1848. They had 9 children George b.1849 NY.,d.1925, Charles, b.? d.? Lucy b.1866 in Morrison Ill d.1940, Henry b.? d.1926 in Langlois, OR. Blanche? Warren b.? d.? Gerard b.? d.? I do no have the first names of the other children. Phoebe was 98 when she died one of Arnolds oldest residents. There son Charles was married to Marie Jane Copland b.1857 in NY. d. 1931 in WA. They were married in Osbourn Kansas in 1879. they were my g. grandparents. They had 8 children. They use to live on the Nolan Steele farm in Arnold. Would like to find Marie 's parents and need to know when & where g. grandpa Charles was born. & gg. grandpa Charles. Other surnames in this family are Walker, Barnes, Winslow, Connely, Sesrood & Stevens.

MATTINGER posted by Angela Mattinger on Saturday, January 30, 1999

I am interested in D. Mattinger. He was a Civil War Veteran and was living in Ryno, Custer Co. NE in 1893. Thank you very much for any information you are willing to share!

JENSEN, KJAR posted by P.Bulick Sherrill on Tuesday, February 2, 1999

Looking for any information on, Niels JENSEN b.15Sept1829,Smidstrup,Denmark d.7 Mar.1902 Mason City , NE and Thomina (nee;Skov) JENSEN b.17Apr1840 Runsted,Denmark d.22Jan1907 Mason City,NE, both are buried at Basin Lutheran Cemetary. Also Jacob KJAR, buried in Mason City. Thank you in advance.

WILSON posted by Allen Wilson on Sunday, February 14, 1999

Looking for any information on WILLIAM P. WILSON and his wife Elizabeth Hill. They apparently moved from Nodaway Co, Mo to Custer Co, Nebr around 1884. Their 11th child, MARSHALL MART WILSON, was born in Custer Co, Nebr. in 1884. William P. Wilson dob 1841 in Indiana Elizabeth Hill(wife) 1841 Ohio 1,John A.Wilson 1867 Nodaway Co, Ind. 2.Mary Ellen 1868 Nodaway Co, Ind. 3.Charlie 1871 Nodaway Co, Ind 4. Emery Pat 1872 Nodaway Co, Ind. 5. Perry 1873 Nodaway Co, Ind. 6.Eliza P 1874 Nodaway Co, Ind. 7. Elizabeth Ann Nodaway Co, Ind. 8.Florence 1877 Nodaway Co, Ind. 9.Clarence Pete 1878 Nodaway Co, In 10.Francis Jennie 1879 Nodaway Co, Ind. 11. Marshall Mart 1884 Custer Co, Nebr

APPELGARTH, HIGGINS, REED posted by Joanne Roth on Friday, February 19, 1999

I am looking for a Reuben George APPLEGARTH who died in Ansley, Custer Co., NE, Nov. 6, 1916. He was married to Addaline Jane VANCE in Valparaiso, Saunders Co., NE. He had migrated from Minnesota, and served in the Civil War, in Co. D, 11th Reg, Infantry. His mother had been living with them in Ansley, Custer Co., and died there. Her name was Eleanor 'Harris" APPLEGARTH. He also has a sister, Daisy Maude "Applegarth" REED, who was marreid to H.D. REED of Ansley, and died ther. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Joanne Roth

NARRAGON, WILLISON posted by Nancy on Monday, February 22, 1999

NARRAGON Looking for any info about Willie Narragon and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Willison Narragon. Other siblings were Austin and Elisha. The father was Lyman Narragon. Lyman and Mary were married in Iowa (Jackson County). Mary Narragon was living at Oconto, Nebraska when she died 18 Apr 1919. I have a picture showing Mary standing in front of a sod house, but no date on the picture. Any info on this family will be appreciated. Thanks

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