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CHARLES KESTERSON
And Family

Charles Kesterson
12 August 1819 - 18 December 1890
Son of Thomas & Nancy (Jackson) Kesterson of Greene Co TN
Husband of Mary Dunnigan
Husband of Elizabeth Brooks

Mary (Dunnigan) Kesterson
24 January 1822 - 24 August 1854
Missippi Riverbank on the IL side
Daughter of Nicholas & Rebecca (Wright) Dunnigan
Wife of Charles Kesterson

Elizabeth (Brooks) Kesterson
27 April 1830 - 5 April 1915
Wife of Charles Kesterson

Charles & Elizabeth are buried in Calvary Cemetery Malvern, Mills Co IA

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Charles Kesterson, age 80, died at his home in White Cloud Twp after a long and tedious illness. Services held yesterday. He was a piooneer citizen of Mills Co


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Mrs Elizabeth Kesterson born 27 Apr 1830 near KY d 5 Apr 1915 wife of Charles Kesterson. Survivors: Children Mrs Berry of Raleigh KS, Mrs Davis and William who have cared for he home farm. Mrs Reed of Holdredge NE, Mrs Ligget of Ft Collins CO, Mrs Smith of Asland NE, John of Carroll NE, George of Hay Springs NE, 36 grandchildren, 23 Great grandchildren. Moved with her family to Mo at age 7, came to Tabor 1856. Made home with Jesse West whose home was a station on the Underground Railway. Moved to the farm after marriage where she lived almost 60 years. She and husband were among first members of the Tabor Baptist Church

Malvern Leader April 22 1915

Lang Headstone
Emerson Cemetery, Mills Co IA

Catherine Ann (Kesterson) Lang
21 September 1844 - 26 July 1936
Daughter of Charles & Mary (Dunnigan) Kesterson
Wife of John Lang

John William Lang
28 September 1828 - 10 November 1906
Husband of Catherine Ann Kesterson

Mrs John Lang born 26 Jul 1844 near Parrotsville, TN died 26 Jul 1936 at home in Emerson IA. Married 4 Apr 1861 to John Lang who died 10 Nov 1906, d/o Mary & Charles Kesterson.
Preceded in death by husband and sons Charles, John and Edward. Survivors: Children - Mrs Barbara Ballain and Frank H of Emerson IA. Mrs Mary Swadley of Palmer NE, Mrs Alice Knowles of Santa Ana CA. Walter A of Malvern IA and Pearl of Emerson IA. 30 Grandchildren and 51 gret grandchildren, half sister Mrs Zubie Reed of Atlanta NE, Mrs Mary Smith of Asland NE, Mrs Ida Triplett of CO. Half brothers William of Malvern IA, George of Oregon. She came to IA with the family at the age of 10 by boat. Her mother died along the way and was buried on IL river bank. She moved to Mills County in 1865.
John Lang, well known east end farmer and pioneer citizen, died at his home in Emerson Saturday afternoon of heart trouble. The funeral was held Monday. He was nearly 80 years old and lived in that locality over 50 years.
Mills County Tribune Greenwood IA

Alice Marie Anderson
9 November 1918 - 20 February 2006 d/o Charles & Gertrude (Brown) Lang

Alice Marie Anderson Born in rural Emerson, in Mills County, Iowa on Nov. 9, 1918 Died Feb. 20, 2006 and resided in Emerson, IA. Visitation: Thursday Feb. 23, 2006 Service: Friday Feb. 24, 2006 Cemetery: Emerson Cemetery Please click on the links above for locations, times, maps, and directions. Alice Marie Lang Anderson was born November 9, 1918 to Charles D and Nettie Gertrude (Brown) Lang on the family farm southwest of Emerson. Alice entered into peaceful rest on February 20, 2006 at the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital in Red Oak, IA. at the age of 87 years, 3 months and 11 days. Alice was the youngest of 6 children born into her family, along with her siblings, Helen, Pearl and George, as well as 2 infants who died at birth. Alice attended Forrester country school, walking most days the 2 miles each way. Alice graduated from Emerson High School in 1938.
After her dad passed away, Alice and her mom moved to Emerson where Alice took care of her mom until she passed away. Alice was faithful member of the First Baptist Church in Emerson, being baptized and joining the church on September 4, 1939 and was an active member until her health worsened recently. For many years Alice taught 1st grade in the primary department in Sunday school. While attending BYF at church, she met and later married Alfred Anderson of the Wales community. They were married on December 10, 1941 at the home of her mother in Emerson. God blessed this union with 2 children, David and Mary. Upon returning from the military service, Alice and Alfred lived on the farm southwest of Emerson, which has been in her family for over a century. Alice was a stay at home mom while her family grew up, tending to her family and the farm. She enjoyed raising her turkeys and chickens over the years. Alice attended all her kids’ activities- ballgames, 4-H, music recitals, school and church programs. Later she and dad would continue to support their grandchildren by attending many of their activities also. She was always there to encourage and support her family. After her family left home, Alice went to work as a cook at the Nishna Valley School, working there for 16 years until her retirement. Alice was a member of the Baptist M & A, past member of the Asbury Club, Friendship Pitch Club, and Women’s' Relief Core. Alice's favorite pastimes were gardening and playing cards. Alice enjoyed putting in a large vegetable garden every year which she later shared doing with granddaughter Gillian. Mom could be found working in the vegetable and flowers gardens most days during the growing season. Alice was especially proud of her rows of peonies in her front yard and her Easter lily patch in the back yard.
Alice was preceded in death by Alfred, her husband of 62 years, her parents, siblings, and a niece. Alice is survived by son, David and wife Deborah of Emerson, Iowa, daughter, Mary and husband Patrick Eagan of Bedford, Iowa, grandchildren, Christine (Eagan) Wolf, Brian Eagan and Gillian Anderson, several nieces and nephews, and a host of friends. May God bless her memory and give strength to those who mourn. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, Feb. 24, 2006 at 10:30 AM At the Emerson Baptist Church in Emerson, Iowa Burial in the Emerson Cemetery Rev. Larry Pries, Officiating Visitation with the family present on Thursday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Sellergren-Lindell-DeMarce Funeral Home Memorials to the Nishna Valley Scholarship Fund or American Heart Association Services entrusted to Sellergren-Lindell-DeMarce Funeral Home, Red Oak
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Eliza Jane (Kesterson) Aistrope
23 November 1849 - 28 November 1905
Daughter of Charles & Mary (Dunnigan) Kesterson
Wife of Walter Aistrope

Walter Aistrope
16 April 1831 - 25 May 1881
Son of George & Mary (Mason) Aistrope
Husband of Elizabeth Jane Kesterson
Malvern Cemetery, Mills Co IA


Mrs. Eliza J. Aistrope died at her home in Malvern, (27 May 1905), after some weeks of suffering from heart trouble. The funeral was held Wednesday 31 May. She was about 65 years old and was an old resident, being the widow of Walter Aistrope, who died some years ago. She leaves three children: two sons, Charles of Malvern and George living in NE, and a daughter, Mrs. Birdie Rhodes of Ft. Lupton CO. A sister, Mrs. John Lang lives at Emerson, and Mr. Thomas Aistrope, Jr. of Tabor is a nephew.
Mills County Tribune Glenwood, Iowa June 1, 1905


Charles R Aistrope
1874 - 6 October 1909
Son of Eliza J (Kesterson) & Walters Aistrope
Grandson of Charles & Mary (Dunnigan) Kesterson
Husband of Edith Maloy
Died in Ft. Lupton CO, Buried Mills Co IA

Charles Aistrope a popular and well known young farmer living south of Malvern, in White Cloud Twp. died Friday (Oct 6 1909) morning at the home of his sister, Mrs. Birdie Rhode at Ft. Lupton, Colo. of typhoid fever.
The remains were brought to Malvern and the funeral was held from the home, services being conducted by Rev. Wilkins of the Malvern Baptist church. Deceased was a member of Silver Urn Lodge, AW & AM and his brother Masons attended in a body. Interment was made in Malvern cemetery.
Mr. and Mrs. Aistrope had gone with several Malvern friends for an outing of 2 weeks in Colorado. Mr. Aistrope was not feeling too well when he left Malvern. A trip up Pike's Peak had a very ill effect upon him and a day or so later, he was taken sick at the home of his sister at Ft. Lupton. The deceased was 35 years of age and is survived by a wife, one brother and one sister.
Tabor Beacon 8 Oct 1909

Ruth A Wilbur, Newcastle NE, Age 89, formerly of Newcastle died Friday, August 1, 1997, at Elms Care Center in Ponca, Neb. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Bressler-Humlicek Funeral Home in Wakefield, Neb. with the Rev. Richard Hinkle of United Methodist Church of Ponca officiating. Burial will be in Wakefield Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mrs. Wilbur was born Sept. 27, 1907, the daughter of Albert and Elsie Kesterson Marsh, in Wakefield. She attended a year at Wayne Normal College and taught school in Cedar County, Neb. She married Giles J. Wilbur on May 18, 1926, in Sioux City. The couple farmed south of Newcastle until his death on Dec. 27, 1983. She entered Elms Health Care Center in 1995. She was a member of United Methodist Church and D.A.R., Martha Washington Chapter in Sioux City.
Survivors include two daughters and their husbands, Elaine and Lyle Johnson of Sioux City and Evelyn and Elman Keller of Newcastle; a son and his wife, Ellis and Marge of Dixon, Neb.; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Jeanette Russell of Chadron, Neb.; and two brothers, Ronald Marsh of Longmont, Colo. and Elwin Marsh of Rapid City, S.D. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Kermit and Charles Marsh

Azuba (Kesterson) Read
5 May 1863 - 23 October 1936
Daughter of Charles & Elizabeth (Brooks) Kesterson
Wife of James H Read
Died in Atlantic Nebraska

James H Read
26 June 1866 - 14 September 1935
Husband of Azuba Kesterson
Died in Atlantic Nebraska

James Reed, born 26 Jun 1866 Mills Co IA died 14 Sep 1935. Married 1 Apr 1885 at Sidney IA to Azuba Kesterson. Preceded in death by daughter Elizabeth an infant. Survivors or Children: Mrs Debbie Shepard of Hastings, Roy Read of Holdrege NE, Mrs Elva FOY of Denver Co, Mrs Elmer Johnson of Hildrath NE, George Read of Marine City MI, Mrs Charles Slack of Kearney NE, Mrs Dothan Fulk of Atlanta NE, Lawrence READ of Glenwood NE, Dale Read of Hastings NE. Brother W W Read of Bethany MO. Member of Atlanta Methodist Church
Greenwood Tribune

William G Kesterson
1 November 1867 - 29 September 1959
Son of Charles & Elizabeth (Brooks) Kesterson
Husband of Daisie Emaline (Coons) Pittman
Malvern Cemetery Mills Co IA

William G Kesterson, age 91 years born 1 November 1867, died 29 September 1959. Buried Malvern IA. Married May 15 1915 to Daisie Emaline Coons Pitman. Son of Charles and Elizabeth (Brooks) Kesterson.