Created: May 2004
Last Update:Saturday, 20-Feb-2010 17:57:43 MST
Custer County, Nebraska
and Jean Gutzman Wallace
but not limited to:
Severyns, Francois, Smets. and Gutzman Families
Centered around Garfield,
Berwyn, Broken Bow, and Lillian Twps
|It is my priviledge
to bring the work of Amber Thomas to the internet.
Having inherited the genealogy "bug" and work from her grandfather,
Amber has become a most formidable family historian. And now
between her and I, and some very interesting links to Custer Co History,
we hope to present these pioneer families , along with their ancesters
and descendants, in hopes that you might get a glimpse of your family
history as well.
First and foremost, I would like to take this opportunity
to thank Jean Gutzman Wallace, for without her, this and other pages
would not be possible. It was because of our shared passion of genealogy
and our hunger to learn more about the life of our pioneer ancestors
that brought us together. I know that Jean has spent countless hours
in her effort to help me get this information on the web. She has
been a true blessing to me. I am so grateful to her for all her hard work
and inspiration. She has done a truly remarkable job. Thank you Jean for
letting me share with you, and thank you for sharing with others. .
It is our hope, that by putting this information on the
web, we will not only be able to share with others this great information
and history, but that we may continue to expand our connections
to lost family, and gain new names and faces which will be called family.
Whether our connection is by marriage, or by the common interests we
share in this research and history, we seem to share a common bond. This
old tree has branches that die, but new branches are ever growing.
This site is dedicated to those pioneer’s who have helped
settle the land in Custer County, Nebraska, and to those who
came in search of new prosperity. Many came from war torn countries
in search of prosperity. Most had very little when they came to settle
the land. They built homes out of sod; they survived tornados,
droughts, severe cold, flu epidemics, as well as other life threatening
illnesses. Yet, they were strong, creative, and worked harder than we
could even imagine any one working today.
I am proud of these people, and glad to be a part of
their heritage. I am proud to be part of this big family tree,
as I am sure, you will be too!