Jesse's mother and stepfather, Walter
Lloyd, had purchased the Bank of Bellwood and after his
graduation from college he went into the bank as cashier.
When Jasper was out of college he also came into the bank.
The two brothers later bought out their parent's interest in
the bank and in 1917 they sold the bank.
Ada McFall Bell Jesse D. Bell, Jr.
Henry Beringer was
born to Jacob and Susan Smith Beringer, August 29, 1884, two
miles southeast of Bellwood. He farmed all his life around
Bellwood. He and his brother, Pete, did custom threshing in
the Bellwood area.
Four generations of the Besch family, Francis holding Jason, Mrs. Anna Besch and Todd, Michael (standing).
Mathias Besch, great
grandfather, and Catherine Braun Besch, great grandmother,
came from Luxembourg, Europe in 1872, and settled in
Cascade, Iowa. In 1879, they migrated in a covered wagon to
the valley known as the Luxembourg settlement, later moving
to a farm south of Bellwood. They were one of the first
Smith A. Bouton was
born at Berne, Albany Co., New York, Oct. 30, 1845. By the
time he was a young man, New York had been fully developed
as a farming state so he and his brother decided to come to
Nebraska where the government was then offering free
homesteads on the public domain. They arrived in Platte
County, Nebraska, May 1, 1866 living there two years then
crossed the river to Butler County, Nebraska, to live where
there were no roads, no schools, no houses, only the
railroad across the Platte River.
this country with her parents, George
and Margaret McGaffin from Newry, Ireland in 1901), Robert
Bouton of Mass., Richard Bouton, LaRee Day, Marcia Westbrook
of Calif., Lois Raric, Pat Raric Mick, Jene', Lyne', Andre'
Mick, the late David Raric and Misty Raric, all of
Henry Brase Sr. was
born March 18, 1878, at Westphalen, Germany; son of Conrad
and Wilhelmina Dargeloh Brase. His father passed away in
1892. His mother brought the family to Seward, NE in 1895.
In July, 1895, she was married to Luttmer Frerichs.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Brase,
The Chauncey Burch Family
Chauncey and Adeline Burch.
Minnie Burch and their four daughters at their Bellwood
and Mindora (1868-1938) were the parents of five daughters.
Adaline (Mrs. Clarence Fenstemaker 1890-1968), Ruth (Mrs.
Harry Smith 1891-1973) Pearl (Mrs. Roscoe Anderson
1892-1974), Lizabelle (Mrs. Howard Davis 1894-1958), all
deceased. Gladys (Mrs. Forest Newkirk), she and her husband
live at Morrilton, Ark. Adaline carried mail at Bellwood on
the route in a horse drawn carriage before she was married.
The other four girls taught school. Ruth, Pearl and
Lizabelle taught in the Bellwood Public Schools. Lizabelle
taught a total of 23 years in Butler County, of which 21
years were in the Bellwood Schools. "Dan" and "Minnie" lived
on this same farm until they retired from farming and moved
to Bellwood, where Minnie was Postmistress for many years.
At this time Daniel and Minnie had acquired most of the
original land owned by his father and he in turn transferred
it to his five daughters and their children have acquired it
John N. Delahamet
was born in Luxembourg in 1846, (he didn't know his exact
birth date). His mother and father were both dead when he
was nine years old. He stayed with an uncle until he was 11
years old. He went to Paris then and worked for a mason,
wheeling cement to help build the 3-story buildings in
Paris. When he was 18 years old, he went to work at the
shipyards and got on a ship and worked his way to the U. S.
by peeling potatoes. He came to Cascade, Iowa and farmed.
There he met his bride, Mary Strong and was married in 1876.
Mary Strong was born in Lintgen Canton, Mersch, Luxembourg,
May 5, 1853. She came to the United States to Cascade, Iowa,
in 1857 when she was four years old.
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