Gage County

Territorial Pioneers

Honor Roll

 

 

 

 Most of the men and women of our county, whose heroism made it possible for the lines of civilization to be advanced upon these western prairies, have long since passed away.

 

 Many are now unrepresented here by posterity or near relatives. As far as possible, it is the design of the author of this history to rescue from oblivion in this chapter of his work the names of the territorial pioneers of Gage County.

 

 In a few instances names will be found here of those who were in the territory many years before they became residents of Gage County.

 

Appended to the list of names will be found brief biographical sketches of some of these heroic dead, who, by public service, position in the county, or from worth of character, are entitled to a place in any history of the county.

 

It is a regrettable fact that no accurate catalogue of the names of these pioneers is now in existence. The most reliable evidence is afforded perhaps by the records of the United States land office.

 

As far as possible the writer has supplemented these records from the minutes of the meetings of the Old Settlers' Association of Gage County, the early district court records, the minutes of the county commissioners, and the recollection of a few pioneers still amongst us.

 

Nebraska was admitted to the great sisterhood of states March 1, 1867. Though pioneer conditions still prevailed in many portions of the state, it may reasonably be said that with railroads built and rapidly building throughout Nebraska, fairly accessible markets for the bulk of the population, steadily rising land values, rapidly accumulating wealth, a growing independence on the part of the entire population and the political freedom which under our system of government statehood always confers, the pioneer days were at an end when Nebraska ceased to be a territory.

 

 In compiling the following list of names, where the date on which the residence of the pioneer began in our county is known it is given; where unknown, the date on which the pioneer is shown to have entered public land in the old Brownville-Beatrice land office is given as the year to which residence of the party is credited.

 

Names appear in this roll regardless of the fact that they are found elsewhere in this history.

 

 It is hoped that as time advances, the years may render more and more apparent the value of this Roll of Honor.

 

 

 

 Beatrice

Alexander, T. J., 1859

Alexander, William, 1859

Ashby, William H., 1865

Ayers, James L., 1860

Ayers, Patience M.

Blakely, Nathan, July 17, 1857

Blakely, Margaret Constance (Tinkham)

Blakely, William, 1857

Burke, Patrick, 1858

Burke, Mary E., 1858

Brown, Thomas W., 1860

Brown, J. L., 1860

Brown, Sidney, 1860

Bonham, G. W., 1857

Coulter, Theodore M.,   1859

Cartwright, Edward, 1860

Cook, Harrison  F., 1857

Chandler, Luther B., 1865

Chase. J. E., 1860

Cox, M. D, 1867

Davis, Richard C, 1860

Dorsey, C. G., 1856 (Brownville)

Dunbar, John J., 1866

Emery, Charles, 1860

Emery, Mary E., 1860

Emery, Carl, 1860

Favor, Filetus M.1859

Gilbert, John, 1858

Griggs, L. T., 1865

Griggs, N. K. 1867

Hewett, Obediah B. 1857

 Hulburt, George V. 1864

Hamma, Peter, 1865

Harrington, Silas B., 1857

La Selle, Henry A., 1866

Loomis, Gilbert T.,  1857

LePoidevin, Nicholas,  1865

LePoidevin, Thomas, 1866

Latham, John W., 1864

Latham, Diana,   1864

 Latham, Asa, 1864

Mumford, Isma P., 1857

Mumford, Elizabeth,   1857

Mack, Eugene, 1866

Maxfield, James B., 1860

Nelson, Joseph, R., 1857

Parker,  Hiram   W., 1857

Pike,  Bennett,  1857

Paddock, Algernon Sidney, 1857

 Pethoud, Andrew J., 1857

Reed, Israel

Roper, Fordyce, 1857

Roper, Frederick E., 1857

Sage, A. D., 1863

Stevens, Orrin, 1857

Stevens, Amasa.  1864

Sibier, Frederick, 1866

Shaw, Jacob, 1866

Shaw, Julia, 1866

Shaw, John, 1866

Stoner, William Henry. 1860

Saunders, Joseph, 1855

Saunders, Emer, 1857

Steer, William H., 1866

Snow, A. L., 1866

Snow, Emilie, 1866

Towle, Albert, 1857

Towle, Catherine, 1857

Tinkham, Albert L., 1862

Tinkham, Sarah, 1862

Tobbey, G. H., 1857

Townsend, Oliver, 1857

Weston, Jefferson Burns, 1857

Weston, Helen (Towle), 1857

 

Elm Township

Mudge, William E., 1866

Stebbins, Austin E., 1866

Worden, William A., 1866

 

Blakely Township

Alexander, John W., 1863

Badley, John W., 1863

Ball, Lucy A.,  1865

Bailey, Asa F., 1863

Benjamin, James H., 1861

Blakely, William, 1857

Blakely,  Cornelia,   1863

Claybaugh, John H.,  1866

Claybaugh, Reuben.  1866

Claybaugh, Rebecca, 1866

Claybaugh, Joseph. 1866

Clyne, Thomas,  1859

Clyne, Joseph, 1859

Clyne, Margaret,  1859

Dibble, Richard, 1865

Dolen, Benjamin, 1864

Freeman, Daniel, 1866

Graff, Joseph, 1863

Jakes, John, 1862

Kilpatrick, Samuel. 1859

Kilpatrick, Rachael,  1859

Kinzie. John, 1866

Myers, Mary, 1863

McCleve, William H.. 1864

Odell. Hiram S.. 1859

Rogers, Washington N., 1865

Rogers, Wilber S., 1865

Rossiter, Richard,   1862

Scheve, Henry, 1865

Scheve, John, 1866

Scribner, Irving S., 1866

Sopher, Elijah, 1866

Suiter, Agnes E., 1865

Wells, Joel, 1863

Wells, Christian, 1865

Wells, Leon, 1863

Wells, James, 1863

Wells, Darius, 1863

Wells, Cyrus, 1863

Wells, B. E., 1863

Wright, Amos L., 1866

Wickham, Horace, 1859

 

Grant Township

Barrett, John,  1858

Buss, Charles, 1859

Carnahan, Thomas, 1866

Carnahan, George,  1866

Claibourne, 1865

Claibourne, 1865

Creed, George, 1865

Gaston, George W., 1866

Grant, George, 1858

Grant, John, 1858

Grant, James, 1865

Haddlock, Alva R., 1865

Harvey, David, 1865

Kinsey, James, 1861

Kinsey, William,  1861

Lull, H. M., 1865

Nicholas, Robert, 1860

Plucknett, William, 1861

Van Clief, William, 1863

 

Clatonia Township

Albert, Henry, 1866

Kloepper, Henry, 1866

Pitzer, Frederick, 1866

Steinmeyer, William, 1866

Steinmeyer, Henry, 1866

Steinmeyer, Frederick, 1866

 

Sicily Township

Harvey, Oliver J., 1866

Harpster, Daniel J.. 1862

Lott, James L 1864

Stebbins, Austin E., 1861

 

Riverside Township

Crites, George B., 1866

Holt, C. B., 1866

Parker, John C, 1864

Shelley, Francis, 1862

 

Midland Township

Brick, Henry, 1866

Buchanan, Joe, 1865

Bull, Stephen, 1866

Barney, Joseph, 1866

Conley, Michael, 1866

Dixon, Ira, 1858

Jones, Samuel, 1857

Jones, William,  1859

Jones, Isaac, 1857

LePoidevin, Thomas, 1866

Loomis, Gilbert T., 1857

Martin, Joseph, 1860

Pierce, H; J., 1857

Pethoud, John, 1857

 Pethoud, John, Jr., 1858

Pethoud, F. M., 1857

Pethoud, Thomas, 1858

Pethoud, James K. P., 1858

Sherrill, Thomas, 1860

 

Holt Township

Austin, Edward C, 1857

Austin, Homer B., 1857

Barnhouse, John, 1866

Chesney, Warren, 1865

 

Highland Township

Michael, Weaver, 1866

 

Blue Springs

 

Armstrong, Thomas, 1860

Anthony, Levi, 1862

Chambers, Joseph

Desert, George

Elliott, Martin, 1857

Elliott, William, 1857

Elliott, Henry, 1857

Elliott, Stephen, 1857

Hager, Adam,  1859

Hager, Margaret, 1859

Hager, John, 1859

Fisher, King, 1862

Fisher, Fred, 1862

Gary, Patrick R., 1859

Graham, F. M,  1859

Johnson, James H., 1857

Johnson, Martha M. 1857

Johnson, Rankin, 1859

Knight, Lynus. 1860

Knight, Jane A., 1860

Lott, James, 1860

Max

Nichols. James H., 1864

Noyes, Reuyl, 1857

Poff. Jacob, 1857

Shaw, Samuel, 1859

Sargent, True, 1859

Sargent, Wright,  1859

Summers, J. M., 1859

Tyler, William  B., 1859

Tyler, Rebecca (Woodward), 1859

Wilson, Robert A., 1861

 

Rockford Township

Adams, John, 1865

Andrews, Miles, 1863

Barnum, H. S., 1859

Breese, Robert,. 1860

Coffee, Philip B., 1865

Coffinberry, C. C, 1858

Davis, Carroll, 1859

Davis, William, 1859

Dixon, James, 1858

Dobbs, F. H., 1858

Dunn, John H., 1860

Elerbeck, James, 1866

Freeman, Humphrey P., 1863

Graves, H. J., I860

Hendy, Eli B., 1859

Hollingworth, James, 1862

Hollingworth, Henry, 1862

 Hollingworth, Joseph,     1862

Hollingworth, James, Jr., 1862

Hayden, Stephen, 1863

Hayden, Amos, 1863

Lily, Henry D., 1863

Mattingley. James B., 1857

Milligan, Joseph, 1857

Montgomery, John, 1860

Miller, David, 1863

Miller, Catherine, 1863

Mudge, Louis C, 1866

Mudge, Franklin,  1865

Nyghart, Stodgell,  1866

Potterton, John,  1859

Schullenberger, Jacob, 1859

Schullenberger, Henry, 1859

Schullenberger, William McK.,  1859

Shaw, Harley, J., 1865

Slocumb, Charles H 1866

Surk, George W., 1858

Tidier, John, 1859

Webber, Cyrene, 1865

Weigle, Gabriel, 1863

Welsh, Alex, 1864

Wild, William, 1862

Van Boskirk. Asher, 1863

Van Boskirk, William, 1866

 

Logan Township

Armstrong, William, 1865

Chrisman, David, 1863

Chrisman, Marion, 1863

Chrisman, Joseph, 1863

Graves, Abraham, 1860

Graves, Louis,  1860

Graves, Enoch,   1860

Graves, Henry, 1860

Hadley, Isaac N., 1862

Mumford, J. W., 1865

Mumford, J. B., 1865

Pheaster, Johnathan, 1865

Rogers, John, 1863

Smith, Duncan, 1866

Smith, Archibald, 1866

Tanner. John, 1865

Williams, Thomas, 1865

Williams, Evan, 1865

Zimmerman, Thomas, 1862

Zimmerman, Class, 1862

 

Nemaha Township

Sykes, George,   1865

 

Liberty Township

Cain. Nathaniel D., 1865

Dunn, William B., 1865

Dunn, John C, 1865

Evans, Stephen, 1866

Fisher, Sylvester, 1859

Goin, James K., 1856

Jimmerson, Allen, 1866

Jimmerson, John J., 1866

Muchmore, L. M., 1856

Muchmore, James,  1866

MacMains, A .P., 1858

Palmer, David,  1855

Palmer, John, 1866

Sharp, Johnathan, 1865

 Sharp, Louis, 1865

Sharp, George, 1865

Wymore, Cornelius S., 1866

 

Island Grove

Bolinger, Peter, 1866

Buckles, Peter, 1864

Brown, Joel, 1866

Dewey, Timothy, 1859

Dewey, William F., 1859

Fishbaugh, John, 1864

Garaer, James I., 1866

Irby, James, 1864

Mangus, David, 1866

Marion,   Tipton,   1864

Stuteman, Thomas, 1866

Tibbitts, Samuel A., 1864

Tibbitts, Thomas D., 1864

Tibbitts. Edward, 1864

Willis, Scott, 1864

Willis, Cornelius, 1864

Wymore, Cornelius, 1864

Wymore, James, 1864

Wymore, Frederick, 1863

 

Sherman Township

Anderson, Asa, 1865

Martin, Thomas, 1865

 Smith, Abraham B., 1866

Wilkinson, George, 1866

 

Filley Township

Bendernagle, Andrew. 1866

Bendernagle, Philip. 1866

Blakely, Benjamin F., 1862

Dunn, James W., 1859

Franklin, George W., 1863

Kees, John F., 1866

Norton, Noah,  1866

Reese, Levi M., 1864

Scott, Wilson D., 1865

 

Hooker Township

Fuller, George W., 1863

Fuller, John, 1863

Fuller, Mary A., 1863

Hillman, John, Sr., 1860

Hillman, John, Jr., 1860

Hillman, Thaddeus, 1860

Krause, William, 1865

Williams, Thaddeus, 1863

 

Adams Township

Adams, John O., 1857

Adams, Nelson, 1857

Barmore. Henry, 1865

Curtis, William, 1860

Drown, George W., 1863

Golden, Henry, 1857

Gale, Alfred, 1857

Gale, George, 1858

Hildebrand, Jacob P., 1858

Hildebrand, Leroy, 1857

Hickock, Charles, 1860

Mathews. William,  1856

Moore, B. F., 1859

Noxon, George, 1857

Lyons, John, 1857

Reynolds, H., 1857

Shaw, Stephen P.,  1857

Shaw, William, 1857

Shaw, John, 1857

Shaw, James I., 1857

Shaw, Stephen V., 1857

Silvernail, James, 1857

Silvernail, William, 1857

Stafford, John, 1857

Shaw, Egbert, 1857

Whyman, Charles, 1866

 

 

 

 

 

 Source:  History of Gage County, Nebraska