Custer County NE Genealogy

Posted Queries for September 2001

OWENS, ULM posted by Frank Manning on Saturday, September 1, 2001

Looking for information on the Owens family. Jake Owens and his wife (Mabel Ulm)ran a creamery in SArgent in the early 1930's.

MANNING, SPEER posted by Frank Manning on Saturday, September 1, 2001

Looking for information on the Speer family. My father, Elzie Manning, married Mayme Speer, daughter of Perry and Eva Speer. Mayme died within a few months of their marriage. Mayme Speer was raised in the Douglas Grove Precinct.

JACKSON, MCCREAY, NANSEL posted by Dee on Thursday, September 6, 2001

Seeking information on the Nansel and McCreary families. Especially interested in obtaining a photo of Joseph Nanel and any of the McCreay clan. Have data will share.

HUGHES, MACKIE posted by Gayle Baar on Sunday, September 9, 2001

My 2nd great grandparents Matthew MACKIE and Mary E. HUGHES MACKIE lived in Phillipsburg, Custer County, Nebraska at the time of the birth of their last son, George W. Mackie. He was born in May of 1886. Sometime between 1886 and 1889, they lost a son, Charles Mackie in a tornado. I am trying to determine when this tornado happened, and what Phillipsburg is now known as, since I couldn't map it on any of my current map programs. Thanks for any help in solving this mystery! Gayle Thorpe Baar

MACKEY, MACKIE posted by Carole Tucker on Sunday, September 9, 2001

If the lady that posted the query and was on the mailing list about the Mackey/Mackie's, is interested in the Gail Mackie/Mackey family in Custer County and Scotts Bluff County, post a reply , or e-mail me, I can provide her with some funeral home records. I live in Scotts Bluff County. Carole

PEOPLES, RAY posted by Shawn Bachman on Sunday, September 16, 2001

I am looking for more information on Eldridge E Peoples & his family. I have his & his wifes obits & were they are buried. Any thing would be helpful.

DOUGLAS, MICHAEL, TIMMERMAN, WALSH posted by John Douglas on Monday, September 17, 2001

I am trying to find out more about Dr. Luther Michael. His mother was Agnes Douglas of Cynthiana, KY who married Thomas Francis Michael also of Cynthiana. They moved to Vermillion IL shortly after their marriage. I found that Dr. Michael married Emma Timmerman in Callaway, Custer Co., NE on 10/16/1886. Emma had a son Clifford Michael who was born 1/10/1889 and died 8/14/1889. Shortly thereafter, Emma died in 9/1890. Both are buried in the Kingsbury Cemetery. Dr. Luther Michael then married Anna Agnes Walsh in Shelton, NE on 3/1/1892. Sometime thereafter Dr. Michael and Anna moved to California where he had a practice and settled. My father has a picture of Dr. Michael and also has a picture of his office located somewhere in Nebraska. Dr. Michael visited my grandparents when he came to the Derby each year in Kentucky. Any info on Dr. Luther Michael would be appreciated. John Douglas Lexington, KY

KRAUS posted by nancy yurk on Wednesday, September 19, 2001

Looking for information on Fredrick and Elizabeth KRAUS. He was born in 1850 and she in 1853. They are buried in Viola Cemetary(Lomax)

BISHOP, CADY, GRAVES, OWENS posted by Peggy Karol on Thursday, September 20, 2001

This query is in response to M. Brook who was looking for information on George Bishop and is family: I have transcribed a copy of the marriage record. All punctuation, spelling etc., is as the copy. Items in bold are handwritten. ********************* MARRIAGE RECORD, CUSTER COUNTY, NEBRASKA Mr. Charles Bishop No. 92 M. Flora Graves Before the County Judge of Custer County Nebraska __________________18_______ AFFIDAVIT I _______________________ of ______________________________________ County, State of Nebraska aged _________ years, do solemnly swear that I am aquatinted with Mr. Charles Bishop and Miss Flora Graves who are parties for the marriage of whom a LICENSE is applied for, that said, Charles Bishop is of the age of ____________24_______ years and upwards; of sound contracting mind, and unmarried, ________________________ and that said Flora Graves is of the age of _______22_______ years and upwards; of sound contracting mind, and unmarried, ________________________ and may lawfully contract and be joined in marriage. I furthermore do solemnly swear that the following schedule, containing the names of the aforesaid parties, their age, color, place of birth, residence and parents names, is correct in every particular, to the best of my knowledge, information, and belief, to wit: NAME OF PARTIES AGE COLOR PLACE RESIDENCE FATHER'S NAME MOTHER'S NAME OF BIRTH Charles Bishop 24 White Ill. Broken Bow George Bishop Mary E. Cady Flora Graves 22 White N.Y. Gilford James Graves Clary Owens _______________________Applicant Subscribed and sworn to before me May 17th 1884 ISSUE OF LICENSE Application having this day been made by Charles Bishop for a License for the Marriage of Mr. Charles Bishop aged 24 years, and M. Flora Graves aged 22 years and it appearing by the affidavit of ____________ as above recorded, that the said parties are of competent age and condition to marriage________________________ and all requirements of the law having been complied with, LICENSE IS THEREFORE ISSUED this 17 DAY OF May 1884, John S. Benjamin County Judge, Custer County, Nebraska CERTIFICATE OF MARRIAGE To the County Judge of Custer County, Nebraska THIS CERTIFIES, That on the 22nd day of May A.D. 1884 At ____________ in said County, according to law and by authority, I duly JOINED IN MARRIAGE Mr. Charles Bishop and Miss Flora Graves And there were present as witnesses Mrs. Miller Given under my hand, the 22 day of May A.D. 1884 Mr., R. Peirce ******* To me this confirms that Charles Bishop was the son of George Bishop and Mary E. Cady. His age at the time of the license would put his birth abt. 1860. I don't think he is the son of 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. Am I missing something. Any help would be appreciated.

HOLCOMB posted by Lee Morrow on Friday, September 21, 2001

I have a grandfather, John Thomas Holcomb, who was in WWI. His papers say he was born in prison in Tucker, Nebraska. How do I find information about this? I believe his parents were Sylvanus and Elizabeth Holcomb. Please help. Lee

TYRRELL, YOUNG posted by Iona McMillan on Wednesday, September 26, 2001

I am looking for information about my great-grandfather,John Thomas Tyrrell, who came to Nebraska, with his wife Annie in 1885, or so.He had been working in Nova Scotia for the Newville Lumber Co. and his boss, Dan Young, sent him to ,what was then,Custer, Neb. to be foreman of a ranch. His wife, Annie, cooked for up to 25 cowboys. All of their children were born there. The ranch house was built of cedar logs with a turf roof and evidently, is the site of a park in Broken Bow??The building is used for flower shows, concerts, etc.(I have no first hand knowledge of this.)In approx. 1894 a severe drought forced everyone out and the Tyrrells returned to Newville, Nova Scotia.JohnThomas Tyrrell had another son, Frank and a daughter, Eva.I am interested in confirming this so if there is anyone who can point me in the right direction, I would appreciate it. Thank you.

HOVEY, WILSON posted by meredith on Wednesday, September 26, 2001

looking for information on Alonzo Artimus Hovey b. 1843 in NY. his father was James Franklin Hovey. Along with his brother, John W. Hovey, and his father they are listed as having land in Buffalo Co. Alonzo was married to Orpha Wilson. There is one known child, Richard hovey. Richard's son Donzel hovey was born in Custer Co. in 1900.

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