Nebraska State Genealogical Society Journals NEBRASKA ANCESTREE
NE Ancestree Vol 2, no. 2, page 77 - Fall 1979
Thomas LOOK was first constable of Union Precinct, Saunders Co. 1867.
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Submitted by: Mrs. Rose Marie Hulse, Exeter, NE
KASAK CEMETERY - Saline County
This abondoned cemetery is located in the southwest corner of the SW 1/4 S30, T7N, R1E of the 6th P.M. on the county line. It is located 21 miles north and 1 mile east of Milligan, or from Friend, it is 4 miles west on Highway 6 and 8 miles south. The land for this cemetery was donated by John KASAK. It was used about 17 years, from 1888 to 1905. It originated due to a disagreement among the Catholics and Protestants. It was never organized and no official records are known, There are no tombstones left in the cemetery and the following names have been given to me by relatives of the BUZEK family and I have read the Milligan newspapers at the Nebraska State Historical Society in Lincoln to come up with the following dates.
BECWAR, 2 children who died of diptheria, One was a 9 month old baby of Anton and Mary (BURES) BECWAR who died on 4 February 1899.
BUZEK, Ladislav: twin infant son of Paul and Anna (BRAUM) BUZEK, 24 March 1905.
KASAK, Jan (John): son of Jacob and Katherine (KALNY) KASAK. He was the husband of Elizabeth SIMACEK who is buried in the Catholic Cemetery northwest of Milligan. He (Jan) was born in the 1820's and died 5 March 1898. He donated the land for this cemetery.
KOLAR, James: died in 1894.
KUCERA, infant son of Charles KUCERA. Died in 1895.
KUCERA, child of Frank and Josephine KUCERA who died of diptheria in 1895.
MASEK, Charles: died 5 March 1901, age 96.
MASEK, Mary (wife): died 12 January 1888, a victim of the blizzard.
MASEK, Charles (son), He was the 2nd husband of Mary (ULDRICH) MASEK. No dates.
SIMACEK, Mike: died 21 August 1896.
SIMACEK, Mary (no dates)
SLEZAK, Anna: wife of Joseph SLEZAK. She died about 1893. (Joseph SLEZAK returned to Bohemia and is buried there,)
The following unmarked grave is located (same legal description as above) is on the farm presently (1978) owned by Ervin ODVODY. The grave is in the pasture.
STEINACHER, Frances: maiden name SKRIVANEK. Wife of Jan STEINACHER who is buried in the cemetery northwest of Milligan, NE.
This very small cemetery is located in the southwest corner of the E 1/2 SW 1/4 S18, T7N, R1E of the 6th P.M. of Saline County. It is 4 1/2 miles north and 1 1/2 miles east of Milligan or from Friend, 4 miles west on Highway 6 and 6 miles south 1/4 mile east on the north side of the road. It is designed as Bohemian National Cemetery Association.
BUZEK, Pavel (Paul): (husband) born in Radlicich, Morave. Died 6 June 1908 age 88 years.
BUZEK, Marie (wife): died 21 February 1887, age 56 yrs., 8 mo., 12 das.
FOJT, infant son of Paul and Anna (CUDLY) FOJT.
MACKOVA, Antonije (daughter of Joseph and Frances (ZADODSKY) MACKEL), 1873 - 29 September 1893, age 20 years.
SIMANEK, Jan (John): 12 May 1835 - 19 December 1900.
TVRZ, Frantisek (Frank): died 14 January 18922 age 64 years.
TVRZ, Anna: died 28 January 1894, age 46 years. (Daughter of Paul and Marie BUZEK).
ZAVODSKA, Marie: (nee PRAHA), died 23 June 1901, age 80 years.
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NE Ancestree Vol 2, no. 2, page 79 - Fall 1979
Submitted by: Mrs, Elaine Derr Vance, Bladen, NE
FIVE STAR SCHOOL, District #59 FIVE STAR SCHOOLWebster County, Neb. Webster County, Nebraska 1898--9 31 August 1903 ---- 13 May 1904 Presented by: Mamie A, HOUSEHOLDER, Presented by: Joseph H. BAKER, Teacher Teacher School Board: W. W. RAY, Director School Officers: R. C. BEST, Moderator Jennie RAY Director J. W. DAVIS, Treasurer John ANDERSON Jo W. DAVIS Scholars Pupils Ernest CLARK Etta ANDERSON Mabel SOLOMAN Ellen ANDERSON Eddie JOHNSON Alice ANDERSON Selma ANDERSON Eva OBERG John RAY Edith RAY Katie STEWART Jessie McDONALD Thomas DAVIS Harry OBERG Alma JOHNSON Clara RAY John LEWIS Lynn HALL Robert RAY Harry CLARK Ida ANDERSON Lizzie CLARK Cora DAVIS Willie McCOY Lizzie TREBOLD John ANDERSON Archie RAY Mabel OBERG Birt CLARK Chloe BANKS Susie BEST Stanley McCOY Zena BEST Fern HALL Victor ANDERSON Elbert DAVIS George ANDERSON Arthur DAVIS Webster RAY Harry ANDERSON Carrie TREBOLD Lona McCOY Ray ZIMMERMAN Roy BANKS Orville OBERG Willie BANKS Harry TREBOLD John ECKHART George OBERG Fred ECKHART Callie SCOLES Louie BAUER George BEST Charley BAUER Grant DAVIS Esta McCOY Ettie ANDERSON Fannie CARR Ellen ANDERSON Orofise GAGNON Clara RAY Harry CLARK Alice ANDERSON Eva OBERG Jessie McDONALD Dempsey CONNOR Freddy TREBOLD
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In 1868 John WOLF was paid $8 to make a coffin for a pauper in Saunders Co.
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Submitted by: Mrs. Catherine Renschler, Juniata, Nebraska
Todten Register 1891-1909: Christ Lutheran Church, located Sec. 20, Verona Twp., Adams County, NE.
This church organized in 1882 with the following charter members. Henry AUGUSTINE, Fred ALMS, Jacob RUHTER, Fred ERNST, Ju.Lius KROLL, Fred VOLLMER, Carl KROLL, Jacob STRUSS, Ludwig LISIUS, William VOLLMER, Loruis KATZBERG and Adolf MEYER. Earlier records may be found in either the Christ Lutheran Church at Grand Island, NE. or Wanda Lutheran Church, Wanda Twp., Adam Coo, NE. Copies of the originals may be found in the Adams County Historical Society Library, 1330 N. Burlington, Hastings, NE. 68955. The originals are written in German. The death records contain a column for cause of death which is difficult to translate and not included here,NAME DEATH DATE AGE NEXT OF KIN KRUSEL, Karl 1 Feb. 1891 78y 10m 18d - - - - - - - - - - - NEUBAUER, Franz Bernhardt 12 Aug, 1891 2m 28d Friedrich, Auguste NEUBAUER RASCHKE, Heidine 30 Apr. 1892 26y 4m 5d Daniel RASCHKE ABEL, August Wilhelm 28 Aug. 1892 1y 4m 5d - - - - - - - - - - - RUHTER, Walter Jakob 4 Sep. 1893 1y 9m Heinrich& Lin& RUETER GARSKE, Heinrich Christoph __ ___ ____ - - - --- - - - - - - - - - - - REDMANN, Hulda Amalie 26 Jan. 1896 1m 14d Max.? & Auguste REDMANN GEITZ, Maria Helene 17 Jul. 1896 4m 26d Johannes & Margaret GEITZ GRAFELMANN, Theis 5 Sep. 1896 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - FRESE, Johann Friedrich 4 Apr, 1897 1m 7d Johann &Maria FRESE NEUBAUER, Wilhelm Franz 11 Oct. 1697 4d Heinrich& Maria NEUBAUER KATZBERG, Louis Karl 16 Jun. 1898 4y 3m 25d KATZBERG, Auguste Ernstine 22 Nov. 1898 50y 3m 21d Ludwig KATZBERG NEUBAUER, Lina Auguste 15 Dec. 1898 4m 10d Heinrich& Maria NEUBAUER LEGE, Auguste 10 Aug. 1899 48y Herman LEGE REDMANN, Hermann Otto 20 Nov. 1899 13y 2m Hermann REDMANN REDMANN, Gottfried 16 Feb. 1900 77Y 10m 7d Amelia REDMANN BETHKE, Albertine 29 Apr. 1902 26y 5d - - - - - - - - - - SCHROEDER, Wilhelmine Caroline 30 Apr. 1902 53y 3m 16d Carl SCHROEDER REDMANN, Walter Julius 12 Jun. 1903 16y Max & Auguste REDMANN SCHROEDER, SR., Carl 27 Feb. 1904 65y 27d - - - - - - - - - - - KOEPP, Otto Erich 28 Jun. 1904 15m 11d - - - - - - - - - - - OELSHLAGER, Maynard Orval 13 Aug. 1904 11m 23d Fritz OELSHLAGER BERT, August 6 Oct. 1904 44y 10m 6d - - - - - - - - - - - WIRFEL, Richard 6 Apr. 1905 1y 7m - - - - - - - - - - - FRICKEY, Johannes Daniel 1 Aug. 1905 8y 8m 8d - - - - - - - - - - - AUGUSTIN, Bertha 2? Aug. 1905 30y 11m 20d Rudolf AUGUSTIN BERG, Gottfried 1 Oct. 1905 78y 6m 4d - - - - - - - - - - - AUGUSTIN, Friedrich Max 30 Jan. 1906 5m 5d Rudolf AUGUSTIN AUGUSTIN, geo. SAUERMANN, Lena 6 Apr. 1906 26y 6m 9d Peter AUGUSTIN NEUBAUER, Friedrich 26 Apr. 1906 10m 11d Heinrich& Maria NEUBAUER RIESE, Meta Alvine 13 Oct. 1906 8d John & Emma RIESE KATZBERG, Harry Richard 4 Jan. 1907 11m 4d August KATZBERG ____, Friedericka 14 Aug. 1907 84y - - - - - - - - - - - KATZBERG, Lena 21 Dec. 1907 16y 9m 13d - - - - - - - - - - - FINNEGSMEIER, Esther Maria Ellen 2 Jan. 1908 3 1/2d Fred. FI__IGEMEIER LAMBRECHT?, Alfred 8 Jun. 1909 At Birth Gustav LAMBRECHT _____, __s? P. 4 Aug. 1909 --- --- --- - - - - - - -
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1880: Columbus (Platte Co.) has 4 newspapers now. Madison (Madison Co.) has 430 inhabitants.
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Submitted by: Mrs. Susan Heikes Kleine, Omaha
Source: OMAHA WORLD HERALD 2 September 1914 (Douglas Co.)
David HEIKUS found dead in basement. HEIKUS, 55, ended his life by hanging himeself in the basement of his home. His body was found by his wife. It is supposed the man was suffering from temporary insanity, caused by worry due to being out of work for some time. The deceased is survived by his wife and 5 children. Depty Coroner LARKIN took charge of the body,
Source: OMAHA WORLD HERALD, 1957(?)
Alice M. CAVANAUGH, 70, residence 4314 So 20th St. Survived by 3 sons, John R., James T. and Robert E., Omaha; dau. Mrs. Alice SPAINHOUR, Denver, CO; 2 bro. Charles F. HEIKES, C. A. (Gus) HEIKES, both of Omaha; sister, Mrs. Pearl CHERECK, Omaha. Interment St. Mary's Cem. Alice was a charter member of St. Bridget's Altar Society.
Source: paper unknown, 1953
Funeral services were held Wed., 26 May, for Mrs. Clara NOVAK, 67, of 5125 So 21st St. Survived by son, Joseph E.; 2 bros. C. A. HEIKES of Omaha, C. F. HEIKES of Linwood, CA; 2 sisters, Mrs, Alice CAVANAUGH, Mrs. Pearl CHERECK; 2 grandsons. Rev. C. J. KOUKOL officiating with committal Bohemian Nat'l. Cem.
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Source: SILVER CREEK TIMES, Friday 8 August 1895:
The following men from St. Edward came to Silver Creek to inspect fire apparatus: A. D. HINMAN, A. J. McKELVEY, L. V. STYLES, Jas. NEVELS, A. D. WARNER, Chas. GIBSON, J. S. KENNEDY, Nels HASSELBACK, A. G. SCLEIGH, James O'DONNELL & J. P. LAUDERMAN. Old comrade Dick WILLIAMS did not come along.
(Silver Creek is in Merrick Co.; St. Edward in Boone Co.)
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Submitted by: Mrs. Alta Buckingham Krasser, Beaver Crossing, NE
TWELFTH YEAR GRADUATES BEAVER CROSSING HIGH SCHOOL (Seward Co.)1909: Guy T. BELL 1914: Harry REED Roy C. HUFFMAN Marguerite RIORDAN Iola McCAULLEY Esther WARNER Bert McCAULLEY 1915: Beulah BISSEY Ruth HORNEY Sadie BISSEY 1910: Vera BORDEN Owen Nye CLARK Dora FISH Clifford EVANS Herman GEIS Helena HARTER Hazel HOUCHEN Harold HULBURT Hugh LEZOTTE Lovella LEONARD Mamie MILLER 1916: Esther CLARK Helen ROSS Maude CLARK Marie RIORDAN Bernard HULBURT Alice WINSOR Mary LEZOTTE 1911: Guy ELLIS Lyle MILLER Fred GEIS Leone MILLER Verona HARTER Ruby WINSOR Selma HANSEN 1917: Vera ROLLAND Fern JENNINGS George ROSS Blanche MILLER Archie REED Leigh ROBBINS Ruth PRATT Joe RUZICKA Glen PORTER Harold WHITE Wilford PETTY Phoebe CRIPPEN Ella MILLER 1912: Gertrude BILTOFT Ethel MILLER Harold COOK Paul HOUCHEN Algy SMITH Gladys GENTRY Ada WARNER Clee FOSTER Ruth HARRIS Esther EISENBARTH Hazel MILLER Jule COREY Francis RITCHIE Rose BILTOFT 1913: Alma CLARK Verne HANSEN Fern DYGERT 1918: Reece CLARK Francec FLACK Helen SEAVEY Don Carl HUFFMAN Earl DOSSETT Grant HANSEN Aleine ELLIS Minnie JENSEN Elma HENDRICKSON Eva MICHAEL Georgis HENDRICKSON Annie OHLSCHWAGER Faye HORNER Stell G. SMITH Coid HURLBURT Rollie TIPSWORD Emily SCHILLING 1914: Gladys BRITTON Jennie ENGLEHAUPT Nellie CLARK 1919: David DOTY Frank COREY Charles BISSEY Eva DYGERT Mary CAROTHERS Helen DOTY Martha CAROTHERS Minnie EDMISTON Elsie DANSKIN Ellen FOSTER Neomi GENTRY Nettie JOHNSTON William R. HARLING Laurazella LATHROP Eunice LARKIN Lelia MYERS Glendon W. NORRIS Hazel OWENS Emma ALLISON Fall 1979 -83-
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Submitted by: Mrs. Leveda Heagney, North Platte
Peter Brader 1862-1941
Anna Brader 1862-1927
Anna M. Koch
11 Mai. 1836 - 11 Mai. 1922
Oscar F. Hoeman 1891-1954
Louise W. Hoeman 1893-19--
Alfred R. sohn von H.&M. Siemers
30 Marz 1899 - 15 Marz 1900
Adline K. Claussen June 27, 1876 - Jan. 31 1906
Son, Ernest 1902-1902
J. Hineriech Claussen April 24, 1868 - Feb. 4, 1941
Anna C. Claussen Feb. 19, 1867 - May 39 1949
Charlotte Wrobel 1865 - 1896
Mary Wrobel 1865 - 1946
Fredrich Wrobel 1863 - 1948
Anna C. Hesemann Jan. 1, 1891 - Feb. 24, 1938
H. F. Adolf Hesemann Apr. 19, 1890 - Feb. 15, 1938
Emilie Biermann - Mother 1885-1933
William F. Biermann - Father 1875-1966
Mother - Elsie Koch 1878 - 1967
Father - William Koch 1802 - 1951
Daughter - Hilda Koch 1911 - 1965
Floyd W. H. Koch, Air IC U. S. A.
Air Force, Korean Vet. Jan. 22, 1933 - Dec. 15, 1974
Caroline M. Koch 1876 - 1947
Louis G. Koch 1872 - 1945
Our Father - Henry Rath June 5, 1841 - Oct. 21, 1908
Our Darling Linda / Together Von
E. M. & Rebecca SYDOW / 2 Mai. 1907
Henry Holtgrew 1896 - 1975
Lottie Holtgrew 1901-19--
Louis Holtgrew 1924 - 19-
Anna Maria Rellmann July 3, 1897 - Aug. 4, 1897
Louise Rellmann June 6. 1863 - Dec. 11 1936
Henry Rellmann Feb. 15, 1865 - June 16, 1933
Minnie Johanna Miliken
Feb. 9, 1892 - May 5, 1914
Baby Trautwein Dec. 14, 1909
Baby Trautwein Oct. 24, 1958
Adel Lee Trautwein 1971-1974
Shirley Trautwein Mar. 7, 1928 -
Henry T. Trautwein Sr. 1878 - 1955
Lenora Trautwein 1887 - 1947
Elwin Trautwein, PFC U. S. Army WWII - 1941 - 1945
Oct. 18, 1911 - Aug. 4, 1968
Ella L. Wittler 1901 -
W. H. A. Wittler 1887 - 1971
Laura L. Wittler 1888 - 1949
Father William F. 1861 - 1840
August Westerhouse Mar. 3, 1882 - Sept. 25, 1926
Gordon Frantz Redmer 30 Marz 1912 - 23 Aug. 1916
Charlotte Wittler, Geboren KOCH 11 July 1860 - 8 Mai.1898
Erika Elsa Frieda Klinschew 17 February 1910
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Theophilus Cemetery, Wayne Co, cont'd.
Friedrich Vahlkamp Dec. 24, 1886 - July 8. 1919
|Anna W. C. Vah1kamp Sept. 16, 1839 - Nov. 22, 1926
H. Heinrich Vahlkamp Oct. 29 1842 - Oct. 28, 1917
John.H. Lettmann, Nebr. Pvt.
Co, 125 Infantry WWI
June 1, 1890 - June 30, 1962
William H. Wittler 1884 - 1973
Mary L. Wittler 1884 - 19--
Henry Wacker 1885 - 1929
Emma C. Wacker 1885 - 1956
Mother - Charlotte Ulrich Geb. DAMME
Mar . 25, 1860 - Dec. 30, 1916
Father - Louis Ulrich
June 27, 1856 - April 4, 1930
Walter J. Ulrich 1897 - 1964
Ida J. Ulrich 1900 - 19--
William H. Brune 1880 - 1943
Emma W. 1886 - 1976
Talitha Fischer 1902 - 1925
Hedwig Fischer 1876 - 1939
Rev. Wilhelm Fischer 1868-1953
Daughter - Caroline Feb. 15, 1893 - Apr. 2. 1893
Hugo C. Fischer 1896 - 1972
Sophia W. Fischer 1893 - 19--
Lisette C. Fleer 1889 - 1948
Henry F. Fleer 1890 - 1954
Armin Herbert Matzner 24 Apr, 1907 - 5 Marz 1908
Mathilde W. Westerhouse
6 Nov. 1894 - 20 Jan. 1897
Heinrich W. Westerhouse
20 Marz 1886 - 22 Aug. 1886
12 Mai, 1858 - 12 Aug. 1939
16 June 1857 - 5 Oktober 1929
Emma G. W. Schulte May 11, 1876 - Sept, 6. 1924
Frank H. Schulte April 18, 1870 - April 26, 1947
Theodore Schulte Dec. 6. 1902 - May 13, 1923
Wilhelmine Brune Nov. 26, 1854 - May 139 1942
Heinrich Brune Sept. 23, 1850 - July 15, 1893
Wilhelm Brune 1849 - 1913
Hanna Brune 1853 - 1916
Gene A, W. Koch Dec. 219 1931 - June 2, 1932
John Lettmann 1890 - 1962
Emma Lettmann 1899 - 1963
Many of the stones have German inscriptions.
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Source: "The Duncan Story" Duncan, Platte County, NE, Duncan Centennial Committee
August 28, 1971
EARLY RESIDENTS OF DUNCAN and VICINITY
Swiss residentsJohn ERNST Gottlieb BREDERHOFT Arnold LEMP William ERNST Albert BORN Frederick LEMP Herman ERNST Chris BOSS John LIEBENGOED E. J. ERNST John BOSS Chris MEEDEL Sam ERNST Chris BIENZ Arnold NYFFELER Paul ERNST Peter DISCHNER Fred NYFFELER Ceasar ERNST John EISENMANN Rudolph OPPLIGER George BERNEY Albert GERBER John SCHMOCKER Joe BERNEY John GERBER, Sr. Chris SCHUPBACH Nick BLASER Albert HEGI David SCHUPBACH Louis BLASER Hector KURTH Andrew SCHWIEZER John BLASER Otto KUMMER Jacob TSCHUDY Frank BLASER John KUMMER Christian WUETHRICH Mike BLASER Frank KINZLI John WUETHRICH Paul BLASER Frank S. KUENZLI Peter ZYBACH Henry BLASER Fred KUENZLI Edward ZYBACH Hector BLASER Gottlieb LEMP
Polish residents:Walenty JARECKI Walenty LASSEK Adam JARECKI Mike LASSEK Stephen LASSEK Lawrence KUJAWA Martin BOROWIAK Joseph BORO Karamici BORYS Joseph CHTOPEK (STOPAK) John CICH John CYZA Martin CIELOHA Felix GONKA Frandis DANIELSKI Jan DROZD Andrew DUSH Wojciech IWAN Felix KRZYCKI John KOZIOL Charles KOSIBA John KOSIBA Joseph & John ROSNO Anton MIKOLACIECK Joseph BOROWIAK John BORUCH Joakim CHROBAK(ROBAK) Joseph CZAPLA John CUZBA Peter CIELOHA (CHELOHA) Sebastian FURMANSKI Gregory GONKA Gustav DROZD George DROZD Charles FLAKUS John KRZYCKI Anton KOZIOL Peter KOZLOWSKI Stanley KOSIBA John KROPACZ Simon JAWORSKI Norbert LASKA George LISS Peter LISS Jacob LISS William LISCO Robert LISCO Wojciech MOSTEK Albert KOZA Florian KULA Francis NOWICKI Albert PROSOWSKI Jan NOWAK Joseph OLSUFKA Jan OLSUFKA Anton IWAN Philip MICEK Maria THOMASZCWICZ John NIEMIEC Joseph NICEK Thomas PODRAZA Katy PAPROCKI Jan RYBA George RYBA Stanislaus SKORUPA Joseph SOKOL John P. SOKOL Stanislaus STACHURA Bartholomew STACHURA Andrew SZEFCZYK Joseph SZEFCZYK Bartholomew TWOREK Paul TORCZON Michael TWARDOWSKI Michael SUTKO Andrew TRYBA Jan TRYBA Christof STAROSCIK Peter SIEMEK Wojckech STAROSTKA Stanislaus SLOVINSKI Joseph SHOTKOWSKI Jan SHOTKOWSKI Andrew SHOTKOWSKT Karmier WALESEK Walenty STEMPEK Andrew ZAUCHA Frank WOZNIAK Jakob ZIEMBA Maciej ZELASNEY
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Continued: Early Residents of Duncan and Vicinity
Austrian residentsKarl GANZ Joseph KOENIG John SCHOLZ Joseph OLBRICHIrish residentsJohn KYLE Larry BYRNES Michael McMAHON
German residents:George ENGLE Gottswerth ERBS Julius GLASER William GERHOLD August FICKLE Frank A. PLAGEMAN Fredrick PLAGEMAN Albert SCHULTZ P. DIEFENBACH Julius RUDAT Louis HUENE Martin KARGES Gustavius W. VIERGUTZ Henry EHLERS John STRAPER
Other residents:Guy C. BARNUM Henry C. BEAN William BRAUN Howard BLODGETT Philip BLODGETT Louis JONES James HANEY A. J. ARNOLD Louis PHILLIPS, Sr. A. BENSON R. G. CARTER R. A. TAYLOR Arnold LEMP Gottlieb LEMP Fredrick LEMP Jake MADURA Frank OLCOTT Major Frank NORTH James NORTH Luther NORTH Charles MORSE Robert McPHERSON TASKER brothers Charles RICKLEY
DUNCAN POSTMASTERSJohn STRASSEN, 23 Feb 1872 William TREITSCHE, 30 March 1874 John STRASSEN, 20 April 1874 George W. BARNHART, 29 August 1879 Charles S. WEBSTER, 6 July 1883 Joseph P. BOROWIAK, 19 Nov 1886 Stanislaus M. STAURNSKI, 11 Jan 1888 Peter KOZLOWSKI, 5 August 1890 Mike A. TWARDOWSKI, 26 Nov 1897 William W. PECK, 5 June 1919 Frank J. CHWISTEK, 11 Feb 1920 (declined) Lena PECK, 2 Mar. 1920 (declined) Albert M. DUSTER, 14 Aug 1920 Clara SKORUPA, 17 July 1926 Dorothy MUELLER, 1 July 1970
"A History of Comstock, Nebraska"
from SHERMAN DAM DEDICATION, June 7, 8, & 9, 1963. (Custer County)
Comstock is the youngest town in Custer Co. Town was located and first surveyed in 1899.
Comstock originated from a town known as Douglas Grove, when a post office was opened Jan 89 1875, 1 mi. west & 1 mi. south of the present town. On March 21, 1888 the name was changed to Wescott, named for W. S. WESCOTT,
In 1899 W. H. COMSTOCK moved a store bldg, from Wescott across the river to the present site because the railroad was coming through. Thus the town was named for him,
In 1900 a school house was built. Comstock's first newspaper, THE INDEX, was started in Oct, 1900 with H. O. COALEY as editor. It had several owners until 1926 when Edward KRIKAC bought and renamed it THE COMSTOCK NEWS. He is still (1963) editor & publisher.
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