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Monroe Jackson Combs

Born - Thursday, January 18, 1844

Bureau County, Illinois

Residence - Friday, October 4, 1850

Bureau County, Illinois

Residence - Saturday, June 23, 1860

Nemaha County, Nebraska Territory

Monroe J Combs

Private Company C, 2nd Regiment, Nebraska Cavalry

Enlisted - Thursday, October 23, 1862

Discharged - Wednesday, September 9, 1863

10-Months 16-Days

Married - Thursday, November 6, 1873

Cedar County, Iowa

Residence - Tuesday, June 5, 1900

Turkey Creek Township, Harlan County, Nebraska

Died - Monday, July 5, 1926

His Daughter's Home (Dora Bell (Combs) Davis

Clay Center, Clay County, Nebraska

Buried - Wednesday, July 7, 1926

Mount Vernon Cemetery

Peru, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Section-4   Lot-263

82 Years   5 Months 17 Days

Homer, Neil, and Elmer Combs

Amanda, Julia, Monroe, Dora & Minnie Combs

Photo was taken when the family lived, 1 mile South of Huntley, Nebraska



Combs Family - Tombstone



Monroe Combs - Tombstone - Mount Vernon - Peru





Monroe J. Combs

Buried at Peru

Passed away at Home of Daughter

in Clay Center

Master Mason - Peru-Lodge #14


M. J. Combs for many years a resident of this vicinity passed away

Monday, July 5, 1926, at the home of his daughter at Clay Center. He

had been in extremely poor health for several months, and death was

not unexpected. He was brought to Peru Wednesday morning and the

funeral was held at the Methodist church at ten o'clock.

The funeral was under the direction of the Masonic Lodge of Peru.

The services at the church were conducted by Reverend R. A. Trowbridge, and the music was furnished by a Masonic quartet, composed of Professors V. E. Chatelain, S. L.  Clements, C. A. Spacht, and E. C. Beck.

The burial services at the cemetery were conducted by

the lodge, and the funeral address was made by Past Master

H. W. Bedell.  The six remaining members of the Peru G. A. R.

also attended the funeral in a body.

Monroe J. Combs was born at Peru, Illinois January 18, 1844,

and was 82 years, five months and seventeen days of age,

being preceded in death by his wife in September, 1825.

He is survived by six children, Mrs. J. L. Adcock, Silver Creek;

Homer L. Combs, Auburn; E. C. Combs, Huntley; Mrs. C. A. Davis,

Brush, Colorado; and Mrs. Davis, Clay Center;  with whom he

made his home at the time of his death. All the children were

present at the funeral.

One brother, W. F. Combs, of El Reno, Oklahoma, one sister,

Mrs. A. M. Hoblitzell of Skidmore, Missouri, Eighteen grandchildren;

and five great-grandchildren also survive him.

In 1855 he came with his parents to Nebraska and settled on a

homestead near Peru. Seven years later he enlisted in

Company C, Second Nebraska Volunteer Cavalry and was

assigned to the frontier at Fort Kearney, Nebraska. After being

mustered out of the Army service he resided in Peru neighborhood

until 1898, when he with his family moved to Huntley, Nebraska,

and remained there until March 1926, after which he made his

home with Mr. and Mrs. Davis at Clay Center, where he resided

until death.

In early days he united with the M. E. Church at Peru, he was also

a member of Dick Oglesby Post G. A. R. No. 284, of Huntley.

He was made a Mason at Peru, and was a past master of Peru

lodge, No. 14; and after locating at Huntley, he took active

part in organizing Huntley Masonic Lodge No 270 of which

he was a charter member.

Mr. Combs was a man of the highest type, a man who held the

esteem of all who knew him. His long residence here gave him a

host of friends in Peru and vicinity, who always welcomed him on

his visits to the old home. The relatives have the sincerest

sympathy of these friends in their bereavement.


Peru Pointer


July 9, 1926



Wife - Julia Evelyn (Roberts) Combs

Born - Wednesday, January 12, 1848

Brookville, Franklin County, Indiana

Died - Friday, September 25, 1925

Huntley, Harlan County, Nebraska


Daughter - Minnie Jane (Combs) Adcock

Born - Wednesday, September 23,1874

Son - Homer Lee Combs 

Born - Saturday, January 15,1876


Son - Cornelius H. Combs 

Born -  Friday, January 19,1877 - Nebraska

Married - November 30, 1905

Harlan County, Nebraska

Died - July 1968

Hastings, Adams County, Nebraska

Wife - Grace (Jeffrey) Combs

Born - 1885 - Nebraska

Father - J. Jeffrey


Son - Elmer Cornelius Combs

Born - August 1878 - Nebraska


Daughter - Dora Bell (Combs) Davis

Born - 1883 - Nebraska

Husband - Clarence Davis

Born - 1887 - Kentucky

Son - Vernon Davis

Born -1919 - Colorado


Daughter - Sarah Amanda Combs

Born - 1887 - Nebraska



Sister - Amanda Martha (Combs) Hoblitzell

Born - November 30, 1842 - Illinois

Married - March 19, 1861

Peru, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Died - April 27, 1931

Nodaway County, Missouri

Buried - Masonic Cemetery

Skidmore, Nodaway County, Missouri

Husband - Cornelius Hoblitzell

Born - January 10, 1841 - Platte County, Missouri

Died - April 7, 1914

Buried - Masonic Cemetery

Skidmore, Nodaway County, Missouri

Parents - Adrian & Elizabeth (Dorland) Hoblitzell


Brother - William Fletcher Combs

Born - December 27, 1846 - Bureau County, Illinois

Married - June 8, 1875 - Atchison County, Missouri

Died -  September 18, 1935

El Reno, Canadian County, Oklahoma

Wife - Martha Marinda (Seymour) Combs

Born - July 1857 - Atchison County, Missouri

Died - July 13, 1935  - El Reno, Canadian County, Oklahoma

Father - John U. Seymour

Mother - Sarah Jane (Young) Seymour


Sister - Mary M. (Combs) Kelso

Born - 1848 - Bureau County, Illinois


Sister - Sarah J. Combs

Born - 1850 - Bureau County, Illinois


Brother - George Washington Combs

Born - 1855 - Missouri


Sister - Louisa Anna Combs

Born - 1860


Sister - Ida May Combs

Born - 1861- Illinois


Father - Jefferson Lee Combs

Mother - Jane Gillespie (Swan) Combs




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