Custer County NE Genealogy

Posted Queries for July thru August 2001

DEVINE, FARRITOR, FERRITER, GRAHAM, MAHONEY, MCDONALD, MCDONNELL, SULLIVAN posted by Audrey Annable Franklin on Thursday, July 5, 2001

FARRITOR/SULLIVAN/MAHONEY/DEVINE in 1879, a caravan of wagons left LaSalle Cty IL for Custer County, NE. Families included: James and Ann McDONNELL/McDONALD FARRITOR/FERRITER; Robert G. and Ann GRAHAM Farritor, Patrick S. SULLIVAN and Margaret McDONNELL Sullivan, and John and Bridget DEVINE. Robert and James had a younger brother named John who also brought his family to Custer Cty about the same time. They had two childre: George 1777 and Nora 1779. They had land and a house near Otello. At sometime between 1779 and 1784, John was killed on Ogallala. It is know now that George was adopted by Patrick and Margaret Sullivan in 1884 and had children he named Patrick and Margaret that lived in or near Sargent. Patrick and Margaret also raised a foster child named Jerry MAHONEY who left when grown and was last know to be in Saskatchewan in 1923 but disappeared. Can anyone contribute any information about what happened to Sarah Farritor, widow of John, and their daughter, Nora?

FARRITOR, FERRITER, FERRITOR, GRAHAM posted by Audrey Annable Franklin on Sunday, July 8, 2001

DEVINE, FARRITOR, SULLIVAN In 1879, five wagons removed from LaSalle Cty, IL to Custer County, NE. They came in a caravan. Patrick SULLIVAN (wife Margaret O'Donnell. Patrick's mother was Mary Fitzgerald and Margaret's mother was a Mahoney. They are buried in St. Mary's Cemetery in Sargent. John DEVINE and wife Bridget (maiden name unknown). They settled in or near Oconto and are in St. Mary's Cemetery there. James FARRITOR/Ferritor and wife, Ann McDonnell (his mother was Honora Fitzgerald, sister of Mary, above)while her mother was a Wiley. They are buried in the Dale Cemetery in Merna. Robert G. Farritor and wife Anna N. Graham. They are my Ggrandparents and he is a brother of James Ferriter. Her mother is a McClusky(sp). They are buried in St. Anselm's Cemetery, Anselmo, NE I would appreciate information on any of the above families. Audrey

TWOMBLEY, TWOMBLY posted by Cynthia Dambach on Friday, July 20, 2001

I am looking for information on the Twombley/Twombly family that settled in the Custer County. In particular, I am looking for Samuel Twombley (my great-grandfather). I do know that his first wife was Harriet Laverne Wood(s) and that she died approximately 1890-1896. Any help would be appreciated.

HOLLEY, STARK, TUCKER posted by Jan on Friday, July 20, 2001

Seeking any information on the Ira Stark family (wife was Minnie Holley from Ansley) who settled in Weisert/Berwyn area around 1906. Also seeking information on the John and Mary Tucker Holley (David Tucker family). Was George Holley a brother of John Albert Holley?

HENRY posted by Richard Henry on Saturday, July 21, 2001

I am looking for information on my great-grandfather James T. Henry. All I know is that my grandfather, Clyde P. Henry was born in Broken Bow December 24, 1887.

HOFFMAN, HOLDEN posted by Marieta Holden on Wednesday, July 25, 2001

I am searching information re: Margaret Hoffman Holden and Keziah Hoffman who homesteaded near Merna in 1886-1908. Also information re: Fredrick William Holden and Melvin Frances Holden who also homesteaded near Merna 1886-1908.

DEUEL, HOFFMAN, HOLDEN, HUFFMAN posted by F. C. Jones on Friday, July 27, 2001

I am researching HOLDEN and HUFFMAN/HOFFMAN. Fred and Melvin Holden, brothers, left New Hampshire ca. 1880 and settled "on Homestead Land" near Merna, NE. Later Fred married Margaret Huffman, and Mel married her mother Keziah. Some sources have Hoffman as their surname. The two ladies came to NE from Illinois and homesteaded next to the Holden brothers. I suspect Keziah was the widow of a Union soldier. I have been unable to find proof of the homesteads or other evidence of the Holdens in NE, although several members of my wife's family, including her mother Ethel May Holden Deuel were born in Merna or nearby. Any help apreciated.

CRIST, HIGHLEY, HOOPER posted by Carol Sherbeck Espiritu on Sunday, July 29, 2001

Looking for descendants of George W. Highley and Mahala Jane Hooper. Eunice Myrtle Highley Crist was my great-grandmother. Researching Highley family line.

BURTON, COPELAND, FISHER, HART, ROSS, THOMPSON posted by Linda Dewey on Sunday, July 29, 2001

James P Burton, b IN 1842 and wife Talitha Hart, b IL 1843, were in Anselmo, Custer County, and Hastings, Adams County ca 1883-1890. She had, by earlier marriage, two daughters, Nora Fisher (b IL ca 1869 and Mary, b IL ca 1872). Believe that Nora might have married Thompson during the time they were there. James' mother, Lucy Copeland Burton Ross was there during at least part of that time, as well as his stepfather and/or half-brother, both named John Ross. About 1890 James returned to Webster County, Missouri.

BROWN, SCHUDY, STULTS posted by Debra Porter on Wednesday, August 1, 2001

I have aquired a photocopy of a page from the 1900 Census for (I think) Custer County, Nebraska. It contains several members of my Stults family. Unfortunately, I cannot read the corner where the state and county are named. Further down I read "Kilfoil Township" or something similar. The 'K' could be a H or W or M. The 'o' could be an a. Then it says "Name of the incorporated city, town, or village, within the above-named division". This may read "Muna". If anyone can tell me where this is I would be grateful. Regards, Deb Porter Looking for BROWN, SCHUDY, STULTS in Custer County.

PULLIAM posted by J. Schultz on Tuesday, August 7, 2001

I am looking for the burial place of Art and Jessi Pulliam. His brother, was my grandfather,Edmund Lyman Pulliam,of Sargent NE. I knew they(Art and J) lived in Gering,Ne but they(gehring) cant give me any information of them at all. They had 6 children.

DEXTER, GUSTUS, TWIST, VANGREEN, WALDRON, WESTMAN posted by David Tyson on Friday, August 24, 2001

Have you death dates or further information on the family of: Silas C. WALDRON m. 12 Dec 1894 Edna E. TWIST b. 12 Sep 1878 father: mother: d. 11 Dec 1899 children: 1) Mabel Fae b. 5 Aug 1897 Callaway, Custer, NE (m. Ed WESTMAN 11/16/1916) 2) Edna M. b. 11 Dec 1899 Callaway, Custer, NE m2. 16 Jul 1904 Sophia E GUSTUS b. father:J.(John?)A. GUSTUS mother:Tilly Louisa VANGREEN d. 2 Nov 1920 children: 1) Silas T. (local legistator?) 2) Harvey A. 3) John A. 4) Eva E. 5) Sidney C. 6) Esther M. (m.Harold DEXTER of Kansas 7/1/1937)? 7) Anne E. 8 Robert E.

BROWN, LOVEJOY, WITTEMYER posted by Clint Black on Wednesday, August 29, 2001

I am a researcher and descendant of the following Custer Co homesteaders: John H. Lovejoy George W. Brown Both Lovejoy and Brown above have biographies in the NE Compendium of Biography / History / Reminiscence (published 1912). Its entries are available at this Custer Co NE genealogy website. I am interested on exchanging information on the descendants of this 2 family lines.

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