Custer County NE Genealogy

Posted Queries for June thru July 2000

COOLING, HUNT posted by Gayle Ossenkop-Faubion on Friday, June 2, 2000

My Great Grandmother Eliza Cooling Hunt died in Custer County on Feb. 17, 1901. Could you direct me to the proper location to order a her death certificate? I am certainly willing to pay for any associated costs. Thank you for your time. Gayle Ossenkop-Faubion Brier, Washington

REYNOLDS, SMITH posted by Laura Melton on Friday, June 2, 2000

I am looking for a marriage record for George M. Smith and Nellie Reynolds. I was told they were married in Broken Bow, Nebraska but when I called they were unable to find any such record. Is there a volunteer who could check to see if there is such a marriage record for these two people? They were married June 6, 1888 in Broken Bow, Nebraska. I need to purchase a copy of this and just not sure where to find it. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

ADKINS, ALLEN, BISHOP, CADY, HASTINGS, SKEELS posted by Maureen Brook on Thursday, June 8, 2000

se families. I have George Bishop that was first in Pickaway County, Ohio. George Bishop was born on December 13, 1823 at Pickaway County,(near Sandusky?) Ohio. When a boy he moved with his parents to Lafayette, Indiana, where: "Bishop, George - Service: Mexican War, Private, 5th Regiment, Company C, Fountain County. Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. Source is Indiana in the Mexican War, Oran Perry, 1908. Then George Bishop married Rachel Skeels (her second marriage; 3 Dec 1849 in Putnam Co., IN). Rachel had a son Truman Skeels who was 10 yrs in the 1850 Iroquois Co., IL census. I have heard from others her maiden name was BROCK. Rachel was dead by 1860. They had a son, Charles who was born in 1858 who I'd like to know more about. Does anyone know anything about this couple? George married Mary Esabella Cady in Iroquois County, ILL. I have their marriage date as January 13, 1959. According to his obituary, the couple left Illinois and ended up in Custer County, NE. This is what it says: They moved to Iroquois County, Illinois, where he enlisted in the Civil War in August, 1862, in Company D, Vol. Inf. 113th Regt., and was discharged on June 20, 1865 at Memphis, Tennessee. In 1880, they (George, Mary and family) came from Illinois to Broken Bow, Nebraska, where he long has farmed. The obituary says nothing of Truman Skeels. It lists son of Rachel and George, Charles, living in Colwich(?), Kansas. I'd like to find living family from these lines. Daughter of George and Mary Bishop was my line, Nora Ida Bishop Hastings. Daughter of John and Nora Hastings, Mary Hastings married Wyatt Jesse Adkins. I am looking for anyone in these families. Any help, guidance or advice would be appreciated. Have a great day.

CHAPMAN, COKER, PARKER, SIMPSON, SPRY posted by Jo Ann Meyer Stratton on Saturday, June 10, 2000

Searching Ira Simon Parker family history. Ira was born in 1817 in Macon, TN. He married Mary Jane Coker in 1851 in Macon. They had a son named Dempsey Parker born February 24, 1852 in Macon. Dempsey died March 3, 1930 and is buried at Merna Cemetery, Custer Co. Ira's second wife was Malinda Chapman Simpson Parker. Ira and Malinda were my husbands GGGrandparents. Any info regarding the Parker family would be appreciated. Thank you

BREEDING posted by Judith Chambers on Sunday, June 11, 2000

Looking for information on the BREEDING family. They lived in Broken Bow from about 1885 to 1898. The family consisted of William Samuel and Martha Ellen (SNELL) BREEDING and their children John Jones, Paul Hutchinson, Merrit Arbuckle (b. Broken Bow in 1887), Love May (b. Broken Bow in 1889), William Joy (b. Broken Bow in 1891), and Pearl Mull (b. Broken Bow in 1895).

GUTHRIE, ROTTGEN posted by Barb Adamik on Sunday, June 18, 2000

Would like any information on John Rottgen or one of his sons Michael Joseph Rottgen (or any Rottgen) from 1882 to the present. Michael married Nellie Mae Guthrie in 1895. Also would like any information on Edward Guthrie and Mary (Brady) Guthrie from 1884 (Nellie's parents). Thank you in advance for any information.

CARPENTER posted by libbie davis on Tuesday, June 20, 2000

am looking for Almon W. Carpenter, believe he is buried in Kent Cemetery , Custer Co. He lived in Sargent in 1890. died in 1902, does any one have any info on him or his family? he was my GG grand father.

BOMAR, FILLEY, KIMES, KINES, KLIMES, KLINES posted by Mary Filley Richards on Wednesday, June 28, 2000

Looking for the Filley family of Anselmo, not of Gage Co., also Kines/Kimes/Klimes/Klines and Bomar families. Any help would be appreciated. Mary

AVIS, CALBREATH, HUTT posted by Stacy Moorhead on Saturday, July 1, 2000

I am looking for information on Edmond Avis and wife Theodosia(Calbreath) Avis who lived near Merna, NE. They had four children Arthur, Ethel, Clarence & Maude. They moved to Custer county sometime after 1890. Prior they had lived in Ashland, NE. Ethel became a school teacher at the age of sixteen and taught school for 14 years in the Merna area. She married Albert E. Hutt in 1922 in Hyannis, NE.

DOUGLAS, MANGAN, WRIGHT posted by Denise (Dierberger) Baker on Sunday, July 2, 2000

I am researching for following surnames who lived and died in Sargent, Ne., Custer County. Mangan, Douglas, and Wright William Francis Mangan b: Dec. 1883 in Iowa married Elizabeth "Dottie" Howland b: June 1885 in Sargent, Ne. both are buried in the West Union Cemetery in Sargent, Ne. James Douglas b: September 1823 in Scotland? married Liza ? 2nd wife Margaret? Child: Elizabeth Jane Douglas married James Jacob Mangan. James Douglas is buried in the West Union Cemetery near Sargent, Ne. Rebecca Evangeline Wright b: August 1862 in Iowa married Charles M. Howland b: 1856 in NH. Both are buried in the West Union Cemetery near Sargent, Ne.

FREDLING posted by Robert Wordell on Thursday, July 6, 2000

John Fredling and Christina Olson (wifes Great Gramdparents) married in Sweden and came to this country. They settled in Nebraska somewhere near Tallin Table. They were supposed to have had a Timber Claim of 160 acres and a homestead of the same size. They had at least 7 children Jonas Crispin fredling was my wifes Grandfather I don't find them in the homestead listing on this site. Is it possible the listing is not complete or maybe they were in Dawson county closer to Gothenburg?

CARRICO, CHAPPELL, DAMON, JENKINS, MARLATT posted by Pat Goulet on Friday, July 7, 2000

I am looking for info on my ggrandmother, Lottie Mae Jenkins Marlatt Chappell. I know only a birthdate of May 28, 1886 born in Custer County, Nebraska. Think mother's maiden name was Carrico, have no first name. Lottie married Burt Marlatt, remarried and last name was Chappell at time of death in Southern California. She had a daughter named Mable Mae Marlatt Damon (my grandma). I have no other background on Lottie, only her father's name of Monroe Jenkins. If anyone has any information they could share with me, I sure would appreciate it. Can email me at dgoulet@urx.com. Thanks, Pat Goulet


Descendant of the following Custer Co. NE families: maternal grand mother :FAIR, DREIER maternal grand father :BLAKEMAN, LANG, VINCENT paternal grand father :MCKNIGHT, JONES, DILLIHAY, paternal grand mother :ARMSTONG, JUKER, SOMMERS

ERICKSON, JEWELL, MILLER posted by Joni Meredith on Saturday, July 15, 2000

Looking for any information on Bertha V. Jewell/Erickson. b. Oct 7, 1902 in Ansley, Nebraska, custer Cty. d. June 15, 1991 in Washougal, Washington. Parents were Edward B. Jewell and Jennie E. Miller/Jewell

REED, SWAN posted by Judith Rice-Jones on Monday, July 24, 2000

Seeking any information about Robert Claire SWAN, b 4 December 1921, d 30 December 1998 in Arnold. He was a grandson of Charles Clark REED and I can share information about the REED family and their emigration from Ohio to Nebraska in the 1850s.

EDWARDS, MONROE posted by Judy Berreth on Thursday, July 27, 2000

I am searching for any information on Robert H. Monroe and his children who lived in and around the Sargeant area circa 1900 to 1930 possibly. The children's names were Rita, Addis, Vere Leo, Emmet, Genieve. I believe one of the daughters married Ben Edwards of the Comstock area.

SOCKLER posted by Rosemary Proctor on Friday, July 28, 2000

I am searching for any information on the Sockler family during 1860-to the present. On your website under farmers in the 1890 census of farmers in the community of Merna in Custer co., I found the name of J.M. Sockler. My grandfather was born in Pekin, Illinois in 1863. His father was John Sockler, wife Rosa Stark, born in Wurtemberg, Germany. Would anyone know anything or have any record of this person J. M. Sockler?

HUNTER, PORTLOCK, RUSCO posted by Etta Stephens-Withers on Sunday, July 30, 2000

My great-grandmother Elcy Ann HUNTER and husband, James PORTLOCK and her brother James Franklin HUNTER and wife Laura RUSCO, lived in Mason City, Custer Co. or Litchfield, Sherman Co. during the early 1890's. Elcy Ann and James had a son Jesse Jasper born in Litchfield in November 1889. She died in the spring of 1890 and was buried beside her daughter Malinda in the Weaver Cemetery located on Hwy. 2 on the county line of Custer and Sherman. James Franklin and his wife raised Jesse Jasper after Elcy Ann's death. I would like to correspond with any descendant of the HUNTERs or PORTLOCKs. In 1993,I visited Elcy Ann's grave in the Weaver Cemetery. Can someone tell me what county this cemetery is actually in? Thank you, Etta

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