CUSTER COUNTY NEBRASKA

COURT NOTES
 ESTATE NOTICES
CIVIL CASES
CRIMINAL CASES

COURT NOTES:



COURT NOTES
CUSTER CO. REPUBLICAN
JANUARY 11, 1900 EDITION
transcribed by Melody Beery

A couple of days the first of the week Judge Armour's court was occupied in hearing a case in which Jas. Carlin sued Geo. Frey for $30. amount claimed for hay which was charged Frey had taken. The jury found Frey guilty of taking $2.75 worth of hay for which the court assessed a fine of $25. and cost;

The case of the state against John and Jacob Rash, who were charged with an assult upon Lawrence McClain, with intent to commit great bodily harm. The case resulted in finding John guilty and the court fined him $10. and cost. Dr. G.W. Kirkpatrick was the complaining witness. The case was tried yesterday.

Court Notes:
Custer Co. Republican
January 25, 1900 Edition
transcribed by Melody Beery

Jacob C. Click, fifteen year old boy of Ansley, who was arrested last week for breaking into the Dierk's lumber office at Ansley to rob the money drawer was sentenced Tuesday to the Reform school, by Judge Armour.


Court Notes
source: Custer Co. Republican
Feb.22, 1900 edition

Mary Sierks accured a divorce from Henry Sierks
Court adjourned Wednesday evening to Friday morning
Attorney R.E. Brega, of Callaway is in the city attending court
The divorce case of Mrs. Reading against Reading was continued until Friday
C.C. Gardner of Sargent was in the city, the first of the week, attending court.
J.C. Porter of Ansley was attending court in this city, the first of the week
Judge Wall and Attorney Nightengale of Loup City are in the city attending court
Resolutions of respect wre passed by the attornies in favor of James C. Naylor, a member of the bar who was found dead in his bed in this city last fall.
In the case of Keller vs Keller, for a divorce, the matter was called up and after the Judge exercised his prerogative in giving Mrs. Keller a lecture for not living with the Defendant, the suit went over for a more convenient session, N.T. Gadd appeared for the plaintiff and C.L. Gutterson for Defendant

The time of the district Court was taken up Tuesday largely in hearing an injunction suit against the school board, of district. No. 11, a joint district with Sherman county. It appeared that the school board had refused to allow, Miss Ballengerr, a sixteen year old girl, to attend school in the district, without paying tuition, and the injunction was gotten out by a brother-in-law, with whom the girl is making her home, to compel the board, to admit the girl to school. Judge Wall appeared for the board and Attorney Nightengale, for the plaintiff. The temporary injunction was continued until the next term of Court at Loup City.

District Court Notes
Feb.21, 1901
Source: Custer Co. Republican

One of the first cases to have been tried Monday was the case of the state against Ed Penn on the charge of forging a check on Mike Roggan of Oconto for $37.50. Instead of a trial Penn plead guilty of the offence charged.  His sentence will not be announced in all probability until the close of the session

The case of the state against Fred Chapel was continued to next term as was also the case of the state against Joe Moore of Anselmo, who is under bond on the charge of selling intoxicants on Sunday.

The case of Peter Rapp against Fred Cummings was compromised by the litigants.  We understand that Cummings was to pay for the horse and each pay their own costs.

Feb. 19th- In the case of Carrie E. Steward vs John K. Steward,  a divorce was granted the plaintiff, also the custody of the children.

CRIMINAL CASES

1899
STATE VS. SOFIELD
The case of the state against Prof. O.G. Sofield, the magnetic healer, was tried last week by a jury. The complaint against the professor was for violating the law regulating the practice of medicine. The attorneys in the case were I.E. Kirkpatrick and Judge Wall for the State and Simon Cameron, C.L. Gutterson and J.R. Dean for the Defendant. The case was vigorously fought by both sides, but it only took the jury a short time after it was submitted to them to determine it. They brought in a verdict of guilty. We understand that the case has been appealed to the Supreme Court. the Judge assessed the fine at $50.00.
(Source: CUSTER CO. REPUBLICAN, November 23, 1899, transcribed by Melody Beery)

1900
Schnaker, Sears, Wyatt
Wednesday morning Judge Sullivan held a special session of Court to receive the plea of Ord Schnaker, also William and A. Sears, who plead guilty to stealing Will Willets hogs.  Ord Schnaker was sentenced to the penitenary for a year and A. Sears to the reform school.  Ed Wyatt will remain in jail and stand trial.  He insists that he is innocent.
[source: Custer County Republican, April 19, 1900 edition]

1901
The District Court will convene here next Monday.  The first case to be tried is the state agains Wm. Oxley, who is charged with the murder of W.H.Fulllhart last November on his ranch northwest of Anselmo.  As the public is gereally interested in this case, there is likely to be a large attendance during the trial, especially from the west and northwest part of the county.
(Source: Custer County Republican, Feb. 7, 1901)

1944

Dynamiters Off Easy, Fined $100 and Costs
Abe Northey, Sargent, Harry Kraus, Sargent, and Abner Sparks, Taylor, were fined $100 and costs each in Custer county court last week when they admitted dynamiting fish, but at that they got off much easier than their companion, James Harris, who died in an Ord hospital from injuries received when a stick of dynamite with which he and his companions were blasting fish at a Sargent sandpit exploded in his hands. The arrests were made and confessions obtained by Art Edmonds, state conservation officer who is well known here.
[source: The Ord Quiz (Ord, NE),Thursday, May 25, 1944,submitted by Jim Detzoll]




ESTATES:

BERTSCHINGER, ALBERT

In the County Court of Custer Co. Nebraska:

To all whom it may concern, and especially to Albert Bertschinger:

You are hereby notified that Peter Barnes, guardian of the estate of Albert Bertschinger, has filed his account in this court of his doings as such guardian, and also his petition asking that he be discharged as such guardian of said estate. And you are further notified that Rastumas Anderson has this day filed a petition in this court asking that he be appointed guardian of the person and estate of the said Albert Bertschinger and that it is hereby ordered by the said court that both said petitions be heard in said court in Broken Bow, in said county, on the 26th day of January 1900, at 1 oclock p.m. after four weeks publication of this notice in Custer County Republican and personal service of a copy on the said Albert Bertschinger.

Witness my seal this 18th day of Dec. 1899
seal
J.A. Armour, County Judge.


[source: Custer Co. Republican, Feb. 1, 1900 Edition]

Estate of Nancy V. Clark

STATE OF NEBRASKA
CUSTER COUNTY

COUNTY COURT OF SAID COUNTY.

At a County Court, held at the Court Room in and for said county June 14 A.D. 1900.  Present J.A. Armour County Judge

In the matter of the estate of Nancy V. Clark, deceased.

On reading and filing the petition of John A.C. Wightman praying that the instrument dated on the 14 day of June 1900 and purposing to be the duly probated last Will and Testatment of the said Nancy V.Clark deceased,may be proved,approved,probated,allowed and recorded as the last Will and Testament of the said Nancy V. Clark, deceased as a foreign will and that the execution of said Instrument may be committed and the administration of said estate may be granted to John A.C. Wightman as executor.

ORDERED: That July 17th A.D. 1900 at 10 o'clock A.M., is assigned for hearing said petition, when all persons interested in said matter may appear in a County Court to be held in and for said County and show cause why the prayer of petitioner should not be granted; and that notice of the pendency of said petition and the hearing, thereto be given to all persons interested in said matter by publishing a copy of this order in the Custer County Republican a weekly newspaper printed in said county, three successive weeks, prior to said day of hearing.

J.A. Armour, County Judge
(seal)

[source: Custer Co. Republican, July 19, 1900 edition]

CROWLEY, JOHN


Excerpt from the : Order on Probate of Will

The State of Nebraska,  )      County Court for Said County
Custer County              )

At a session of the County Court, held at the County Court Room, in and for said County, at Broken Bow, on the 25th day of February, A.D. 1899.  P:resent J.A.. Armour, Co. Judge.
IN THE MATTER OF:
JOHN CROWLEY, deceased

Whereas, Letters of administration have this day been granted to Sebastian Neth, as administrator of the estate of John Crowley.  Ordered that six months be allowed for creditors to present their claims against said estae for adjustment and allowance, and one year be allowed said administrator to settle up said estate, from the 3rd day of March, A.D. 1899. 
J.A. Armour, County Judge.

[ Source: CUSTER CO. REPUBLICAN, March 16, 1899,
transcribed by Melody Beery]



FREY, WILLIAM B.

Order on Hearing Petition for Administration William B. Frey

THE STATE OF NEBRASKA
CUSTER COUNTY

At a session of the County Court, for the County of Custer, holden at the County Court room in Broken Bow, on the 6th day of November, 1899. Present, J.A. Armour, county judge.

In the matter of the estate of George W. Frey, deceased.

On application by petition of William B. Frey of Broken Bow, Neb. representing among other things that George W. Frey, an inhabitant of said county, residing therein on the 26th day of January, A.D. 1899.

On application by petition of William B. Frey of Broken Bow, Neb. representing among other things that George W. Frey, an inhabitant of said county, residing therin on the 26th day of January, A.D. 1899, died intestate, leaving estate to be administered.

That the petitioner is a son of said deceased and prays that administration of said deceased be granted to William B. Frey.

It is ordered, That said application be heard at the county court room, at the court house in the city of Broken Bow, on the 1st day of December, 1899 at 10 o'clock a.m.

It is further ordered, That notice therof be given to all person by publication of such notice at least three weeks successively, previous to the time appointed, in the Republican, a Weekly newspaper, published in said county.

True Copy
[seal]
J.A. Armour, Judge

[source: Custer Co. Republican, November 23, 1899 Edition]

GREENWOOD, GEO. B.

The State of Nebraska)
Custer County )ss

At a session of the county court for the county of Custer, holden at the county court room in Broken Bow, on the 28th day of December, 1899, Present, J.A. Armour, County Judge. In the matter of the estate of Geor. B. Greenwood, deceased.

On application by petition of Margaret F. Spencer and Mary Noonan of Custer County, representing among other things that Geo. B. Greenwook, an inhabitant of Custer County the 23rd day of December, A.D. 1899, at Ansley, Neb. died intestate, leaving estate to be administered. That the petitioners are daughters of said deceased, and pray that administration of said deceased be granted to James Ledwich. It is ordered that said application be heard at the county court room, at the court house in the city of Broken Bow, on the 29th day of January, 1900, at 10 oclock a.m. It is further ordered that notice thereof be given to all persons by publication of such notices at least three weeks successively, previous to the time appointed, in the Republican, a weekly newspaper, published at the city of Broken Bow, in said county.

True Copy
Seal
J.A.Armour
County Judge

[source: Custer Co. Republican, Feb. 1, 1900 Edition]


GRIFFITHS, CHARLES
NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT-CHARLES GRIFFITIS

STATE OF NEBRASKA
CUSTER COUNTY

In County Court, beore J.A. Armour, Judge, in the matter of the estate of Charles Griffitis, insane; also in the matter of the estate of Charles Griffitis, deceased. To the creditors and heirs, and to all who are interested in the estate of said Charles Griffitis: Take notice that James M. Russell, as guardian and administrator of the aforesaid estate, has filed a report of his doings as such, and asks that same be approved, and that he be discharged from further obligation therein, and that the county judge make such order as to the distribution of the assets belonging to said estate as may seem just and equitable; and to assign the dower of the widow herein, designate the heirs entitled to a share in said estate, and to grant such other relief as may be deemed necessary in the inal settlement of said estate. Said matter has been set for hearing on the 27th day of November, 1899, at 10 o'clock a.m. at the county court room in Broken Bow, Neb. at which time and place all parties interest may appear and be heard concerning the same, after three weeks in the Custer County Republican. Dated this 31st day of Oct. 1899

True Copy
[seal]

J.A. Armour, County Judge

[source: Custer Co. Republican, November 23, 1899 Edition]


JOHNSON, ADALINE D. 

Excerpt from the Order on Hearing Petition for Administration

The State of Nebraska
Custer County

At a session of the County Court,k for the county of Custer, held at the County Court Room in Broken Bow, on the 13th day of February, 1899.  Present J.A. Armour, County Judge.  In the mater of the estate of Adaline D. Johnson, deceased

On application by petition of W.J. Woods, of Broken Bow, Neb., representing among other things that Adaline D. Johnson, an inhabitant of said county, on the 3rd day of February,, A.D. 1899, in said county, died intestate, leaving estate to be administered.

[ Source: CUSTER CO. REPUBLICAN, March 16, 1899,transcribed by Melody Beery]


TOWELL, JOHN P.

The State of Nebraska}ss
Custer County

At a County Court, held at the Court room in and for said county June 23rd, A.D. 1900 present J.A. Amour County Judge.
In the matter of the Estate of John P. Towell deceased.  On reading and filing the petition of Dora Towell praying that the instrument filed on the 23rd day of June, 1900 and purporting to be the last Will and Testament of the said John P.  Towell deceased, may be proved approved, probated, allowed, and recorded as the last Will and Testament of the said John P. Towell deceased, and that the execution of said Instrument may be committed, and the administration of said estate may be granted to Dora Towell as executrix.  ORDERED, That July 29th A.D. 1900 at 2 oclock p.m. is assigned for hearing said petition when all person interested in said matter may appear in a County court to be held in and for said county, and show cause why the prayer of the petitioner should not be granted; and that notice of the pendency of said petition and the hearing thereof be given to all persons interested in said matter by publishing a copy of this order in the Custer County Republican a weekly newspaper printed in said county, for three successive weeks, prior to said day of Hearing.

(seal)
J.A. Armour, County Judge.



[Source: Custer Co. Repbulican]
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LAND OFFICE


United States Land Office, Broken Bow Neb., May 25, 1900

Notice is here by given that Charles P. Longs, as heir, and for heirs of Susannah Long, deceased of WalWorth Nebraska, has filed notice of intention to make final proof before Register and Receiver at his office in Broken Bow Neb., on Saturday the 7th day of July, 1900 on timber culture application No. 7596, for the sw 1/4 of section No. 13, in Township No. 20 n. Range No. 20w.

He names as witnesses:  Lewis Beager of West Union Neb., John C. Predmore of Broken Bow Neb., Henry Guyle of WalWorth Neb., Joseph P. Young of WalWorth Neb.

James Whitehead, Register.

[Source: CUSTER CO. REPUBLICAN,June 14, 1900 edition, transcribed by Melody Beery]



Land Office at North Platte, Nebr.
Jan. 3, 1901

Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim, and that said proof will be made before county, Judge at Broken Bow, Nebr. on Feb. 20th, 1901, viz:
Samuel Hoshaw, heir of Jacob E. Hoshaw, deceased, H.E. No. 18294, for the sw1/4 ne1/4, Sec. 12, Twp. 15N, Rge 21 W.
He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultivation of said land, viz:
Charles Moore, William Moore, William Keller and Oliver Ridenour, all of Broken Bow, Nebr.
Geo. E. French,Register
[Source: Custer Co. Republican, Feb. 7, 1901] 

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