Custer County NE Genealogy

Posted Queries for March thru May 2002

MENTZER, SHAW posted by Lynn Mentzer on Sunday, March 10, 2002

Looking for connections on William Edward Mentzer who died June 3, 1964 in Broken Bow, Custer County. He married Mary Ellen Shaw. They had six children: Clarence, Clyde, Clara, Cleone, Claude and Clifford.

ARMOUR, SCHNEIDER posted by Gail on Monday, March 11, 2002

Looking for obituary for SARAH ARMOUR SCHNEIDER dod. Oct.3,1901 Oconto,Custer county Ne.

SLAGLE, VANDERVORT posted by Jim Bunner on Monday, March 25, 2002

I am looking for information on people that resided at one time in Sargent, Nebraska. My great-grandfather's name was John Slagle, Jr. and he married a lady named Harriet. I don't know her maiden name, but I am interested in finding out what it was and maybe who her parents were, if at all possible. Also, I am looking for the parents of John Slagle, Sr. and his wife, Minnie I. Vandervort. Any information on them would be greatly appreciated.

BERRIDGE posted by Linda Bussing on Sunday, March 31, 2002

Iam searching for any information on John or Samuel Berridge(great-grandfather) Did John Berridge own Devils Gap (1892) Linda Bussing

MORROW, RADEMACHER, ROBINSON posted by George Meisenbach on Saturday, April 6, 2002

Need information of Augustus Morrow who died around 1933 and his son Charles died in 1978. Need obituary for both of them. They died at Arnold(or Broken Bow).

NAAB posted by Kevin Tadd on Sunday, April 28, 2002

Looking for info on John Naab who died 1945 in Custer Co. and is burried in the Douglas Grove Cemetary. Alvin, Audra, Della, Irma, Iva & John were his children and he was amrried to Agnes Maud Woodley. John was born in IA in 1957. Thanks, Kevin Please remove NOSPAM from the email when contacting me.

BELDERS, GUSTAFSON, KLEINSHMIDT posted by deb stevens on Sunday, April 28, 2002

I am looking for any information on the familys of Belders or Kleinshmidt in Custer County. Lily Gustafson Keinshmidt in particular........Thanks

KIRKPATRICK posted by Helen Weary on Monday, May 6, 2002

seeking info on John Squires Kirkpatrick, in Clay Co., NE in 1873, later in Broken Bow, Lincoln, to Kansas City in 1904. Supreme Court Commissioner, Fish Commission. Helen S. Weary, Hennyw@aol.com

KNAPP posted by Dyle Buckbee on Thursday, May 16, 2002

I am trying to find out information about my Grandfather Edward (Ed) Knapp. He came with his parents and maybe two brothers from Mass. to Berwyn, Ne. possibly in 1886. Family returned to Mass. in 1890. He didn't go back. I have been told his name was Bailey and for reasons I don't know changed it to Knapp. He might have stayed with Knapps, I don't know. Can anyone help me with any information?

BIGGERSTAFF, COOK, DICKSON, HUFFMAN posted by Ellie Cook Stephens on Friday, May 17, 2002

I'm searching for all Cook's in the Custer County area. Also the Biggerstaff,Dickson,Huffman families. Jennie Cook daughter of John W. Cook was born Feb 26, 1862 in Morris, Grundy Co, Illinois. Died Dec 31, 1939. Married Commador C. Biggerstaff. Lived York then Broken Bow. 1 adopted son C. Chauncey. (He's actually the son of W.G. and Bell Cook) and was born July 26, 1904 in Kirksville, Adair Co, Mo. He died in 1972 in Broken Bow. Alfred Marion Cook born July 13, 1861 in Decatur Macon Co, Illinois. son of Alphous and Marie Cook. died Feb 27, 1932. Below is my gt grandfathers brothers son. This one I know is mine. Thomas Roy Cook born Aug 12, 1883 in Allamont, Labette Co, Ks.Son of Jacob and Sarah Wright Cook. He moved to Callaway Custer Co, Ne at the age of 12. Married Lila Gail Lewis on Sept 2, 1910.She was the daughter of D.H. and Minnie McFall. He died Nov 12,1968. Would Love to find more family still living. Thank you so much for all help. Ellie Cook Stephens

posted by Darryl Cramer on Sunday, May 26, 2002


posted by Gerald Cholewinski on Wednesday, May 29, 2002

Looking for any info on Jerome & Augusta (McBurney) Taylor that lived in Custer County in 1902, mostly looking for living descentants of them. They came from Wisconsin at turn of century. All & any help be appreciated.

DICKSON, DIXON, HARRIS posted by Gary Harris on Friday, May 31, 2002

I am looking for information on Elizabeth Dickson(Dixon). I believe she lived somewhere near Walworth/West Union. She is buried in the West Union cemetery d.Nov 6, 1898. She was the mother of Joseph A. Harris b.3/16/1862 d.4/26/1923 Walworth, Custer co., NE. Elizabeth was married first Aaron M. Harris of Boone co. IN and then married Ebenezer Dixon and they moved to Ne somewhere around 1880. Any information would be wonderful.

BELL, LEWIS, RUSSOM posted by Dixie R. Smith on Friday, May 31, 2002

I am trying to establish the relationship between Moses Lewis b.1817 and John H. Lewis. Moses was married to Martha E. Shaw. He homesteaded tracts in Custer Co. in 1878-1884. John H. Lewis homesteaded a tract in 1881.The John Lewis farm is shown in a photo on deposit with the NE State Hist. Soc. in Lincoln. Moses Lewis, George Rufus Russom, and the Isaac Bell family were acquainted in Illinois and migrated to NE in the early 1880's.

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