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Charles J. Brush

Born - Saturday, February 22, 1862

Lee County, Iowa

Married - Tuesday, February 22, 1888

Died- Tuesday, March 7, 1944

His Home, Auburn, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Buried - Thursday, March 9, 1944

London Cemetery

Nemaha County, Nebraska

Section-2  Plot-48



Pioneer Resident

Passed Away Tuesday


Charles J. Brush, 82, and well known pioneer resident of this

county passed away earl Tuesday morning at his home at

711 11th Street in this city.


Mr. Brush has been in failing health for the past several months.


He was born at Lee county, Iowa, February 22, 1862 and

came to Nemaha county with his parents when but about

six months of age. He has made this county his residence

since that time.


Funeral services will be held Thursday (today) at the T. W.

Goit funeral home at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Guy B. Dunning,

pastor of the First Christian church in charge of the service.

Interment will be in London cemetery.


Nemaha County Herald


March 9, 1944




Wife - Ina Dell (Smith) Brush

Born - October 1861

Knox County, Illinois

Died -1952

Buried - London Cemetery

Nemaha County, Nebraska

Section-2  Plot-48




Golden Wedding

Was Celebrated

Mr. and Mrs. C.J. Brush Wed Fifty Years

Fiftieth Anniversary Was Observed At Country of

Home of Mr. and Mrs. Brush By Thirty Relatives and Friends

Gifts were presented to Honor Guests



Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Brush, who live near Auburn, celebrated their

fiftieth wedding anniversary Tuesday, February 22, which is also

the birth anniversary of Mr. Brush. In celebration of this festive

occasion thirty relatives and friends gathered at their farm home

in the afternoon to congratulate Mr. and Mrs. Brush on their many

attainments during fifty years of wedded life.


The afternoon was spent in reviewing the activities of the years

gone by, and Mrs. Thomas Holloway, sister of Mr. Brush, gave an

interesting account of the Brush family history. Mr. and Mrs. Brush

then recounted the events of their wedding, which occurred

February 22, 1888 at the farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Root,

uncle and aunt of Mrs. Brush, with whom she lived at that time.

The wedding took place at the noon hour and following the

ceremony a lovely turkey dinner was served to sixty guests. Two of

the wedding guests, Mrs. Maud Fisher and Mrs. Robert Leeper were present at the golden wedding celebration.


The honored guests were presented a lovely rocking chair by the

relatives and friends who were present to pay their respects.


Additional gifts included, two beautifully decorated wedding cakes,

a birthday cake and a lovely bouquet of flowers, all of which

added to the spirit of the occasion. Light refreshments were

served at the close of the afternoon.


Mr. and Mrs. Brush have spent their entire married life in Nemaha

county, and have been connected with many worthwhile activities.

From the time of their marriage they lived on a farm in London

precinct until 1917, when they moved to Auburn. They made their

home here for three years, when they purchased and moved to

the farm one and a half miles southeast of Auburn, where they

still reside. They have one daughter, Mrs. Meddie Beaver,

who lives at Omaha, and three grandchildren, Ina, Maxine and

Esther of Omaha, and Eugene, who makes his home with his



Mrs. Brush, who before her marriage was Miss Ina Smith,

was born and reared in Knox county, Illinois. As a young

woman twenty years old, she came to live with the

Joe Root family, who lived near Auburn. Mr. Brush, the

youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Brush, was born in Lee

county, Iowa, and when a small child moved with his parents to

a farm northeast of Auburn, when he grew to manhood.


Among Mr. Brush's outstanding activities is his recognition

throughout southeastern Nebraska as an authority on corn. He

has spent much of his life in the study of corn improvement, and

his superior seed corn has always been in great demand by

progressive farmers. He has served faithfully in the agricultural

department of the Nemaha county fair for over thirty years, and

is considered one of the best grain exhibitors in the county. Last

year his precinct had the prize winning exhibit at the county fair,

and he was in charge of Nemaha county's booth at the state fair,

the first Nemaha county has had in many years. In addition to

honors won by the booth the greatest individual awards were

won by Mr. Brush on his prize seed corn.


Both Mr. and Mrs. Brush have many friends who hold them in

high regard, and were happy to congratulate them on their

golden wedding. The guests present at the celebration were:

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Miller, Mrs. Thomas Holloway, Mr. and Mrs.

Arthur Brush, Mrs. Maud Fisher, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Leeper,

Mrs. J. I. Looker, Mr. and Mrs. Ora Benson and daughter,

Miss Millie, Mr. and Mrs. George Burdette, Mr. and Mrs.

Perry Waltz, Mrs. John Gergens, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Muse,

Mrs. William Ball, Miss Geneva Codington, Mr. and Mrs.

Arthur Oestmann, Ray Beaver, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Conner

and Mr. and Mrs. Gobinni.


Nemaha County Herald


March 17, 1938






Daughter - Meddie (Brush) Beaver

Born - March 1890 - Nebraska


Brother - Dores E. Brush

Born - July 4, 1855

Fairfax, Franklin County, Vermont

Brother - Anderson P. Brush

Born - Tuesday, December 8, 1857

Lee County, Iowa


Brother  - Brown Lee Brush

Born - 1858 - Iowa


Brother - Thomas Brush


Brother - Jay H. Brush

Born - 1861 - Lee County, Iowa

1930 Census - April 11, 1930

Transient - Occupation - Cook

Sacramento, Sacramento County, California


Sister - Emma Adline (Brush) Holloway

Born - April 1865 - Nebraska

Sister - Sarah M. (Brush) Adcock

Born - Thursday, November 7, 1867


Sister - Anna (Brush) Lorance -Cafferty

Born - 1868 - Nebraska

 Husband - Edward Lorrance

Born - 1869 - Nebraska


Sister - Nellie Ellen (Brush) Porter

Born - Friday, April 7, 1871- Nebraska

London Precinct, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Sister - Clarisa Brush

Born - Tuesday, February 11, 1873

Died - Monday, January 22, 1877

Buried - London Cemetery

Nemaha County, Nebraska

Section-1  Plot-94



Father - Major Josephus Wilson Brush

Born - November 18, 1820

Mother - Clarica Jane (Curtis) Brush

Born - September 1832





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