Tag Archives: Brewster

George Washington Smith

George Washington Smith
b. 17 May 1854, Franklin County, Indiana, to John H. and Leannah J. (Lane) Smith
d. 6 October 1925, Eddyville, Dawson County, Nebraska

m. 13 December 1874, Brookville, Franklin County, Indiana
Ida Isabelle Hunter
b. 14 July 1860, Ripley County, Indiana, to Aaron Nathan B. and Cynthia Ann (Lawrence) Hunter
d. 29 October 1956, in Lexington, Dawson County, Nebraska

Children with Ida Isabelle Hunter:
• Allen M. (1876-1954) married (1) Della Clark, (2) Etta Bruce
• Charles Henry (1878-1936) married (1) Martha Nelson, (2) May E. Alexander
• Jule U. (1879-1880)
• Dore Viola (1882-1882)
• Jennie Lavine (1884-1919) married LeGrand H. Mason
• Edna Lenore (1886-1972) married Albert Bayne
• Carrie Alice (1888-1978) married Oliver S. Wagner
• LeAnna Belle (1890-1989) married Herman Leo Pierce
• Bertha Mae (1892-1966) married (1) Frank Brown, (2) George Brewster
• George Lorance (1899-1986) married (1) Clara Persons, (2) Auleen Hiner
• Franklin Evert (1898-1950) married (1) Mable Shapiro, (2) Velma Davis
• Bonnie Rae (1900-1900)

Submitted by:
Gerry Yost
Ravenna NE
E-mail: gyost@webtv.net

John “Jack” Rouse

John “Jack” Rouse
b. between 1790-1795, South Carolina
d. after 1891, DeWitt, Saline County, Nebraska

m. about 1812, Tennessee
Lydia N. Remington
b. between 1796-1797, North Carolina
d. before 1880, Saline County, Nebraska

Children with Lydia N. Remington:

  • William (1813-1903) married Henrietta Williams
  • Joseph (1820-1903) married (1) Hannah [–?–], (2) Catherine Wilson
  • Margaret (1824-1903) married Abel Cox
  • Mary Jane (1829-1860’s) married Bernard G. Speak
  • John C. (1830-1917) married (1) Mary Jane Lockhart, (2) Sarah Yerkes Brewster
  • Nancy (b. 1833) married Thomas Brophy

Jack emigrated from Vermillion County, Indiana, to Benton County, Iowa, in 1849. He was a great hunter, fisherman, and a true frontiersman. At one time, Jack shot two bucks whose antlers were so firmly locked together that they could not be separated. He moved his family to Nebraska when game became scarce in Iowa and the state became too highly populated for him.

Submitted by:
Marjorie H. Rouse
Vinton IA