|i.||MATTHEW ALEXANDER7 HANCOCK, b. 23 April 1830; d. Deceased.|
|ii.||MARY ELIZABETH HANCOCK, b. 10 May 1831; d. Deceased; m. MR. TUCKER; d. Deceased.|
|iii.||MARGARET MELISSAH HANCOCK, b. 29 December 1832; d. Deceased; m. MR. MCCUMBER; d. Deceased.|
|iv.||TERISAH ANN HANCOCK, b. 01 June 1834; d. Deceased; m. MR. MCCUMBER; d. Deceased.|
|v.||WILLIAM FLETCHER HANCOCK, b. 11 December 1835; d. Deceased.|
|vi.||DRUSILAH DANKES HANCOCK, b. 23 April 1837; d. Deceased.|
|vii.||HANNAH KETURAH HANCOCK, b. 17 April 1839; d. Deceased; m. MR. GUNSAUL; d. Deceased.|
|viii.||BENJAMIN FRANKLIN HANCOCK, b. 04 September 1841, Clearfield Co., PA; d. 21 June 1932; m. MARY TOMLINSON; b. 04 September 1841; d. Deceased.|
|ix.||ESTOVILAH CANDES HANCOCK, b. 16 February 1843; d. Deceased; m. X SPELLMAN90; d. Deceased.|
|x.||JOSIAH EDWARD HANCOCK, b. 1845; d. Deceased.|
|xi.||MARTHA HENRIETTA HANCOCK, b. 08 October 184791; d. 26 May 192691; m. ALPIN CORNELL JONES91, 06 December 186991; b. 1845; d. Deceased.|
|xii.||DEXTER K. HANCOCK, b. 1850; d. Deceased.|
|xiii.||ALIDA LYDIA HANCOCK, b. Bet. 1852 - 185391; d. Deceased; m. HENRY SCHULTZ91, 08 September 187091; d. Deceased.|
|xiv.||CLIDE HANCOCK, b. 1853; d. Deceased.|
|i.||MARGARET7 HANCOCK, b. 1838, Clearfield Co., PA96; d. 25 August 1922; m. HARVEY F. PASSMORE, Abt. 1858, Clearfield Co., PA; b. 183897; d. Deceased.|
Notes for HARVEY F. PASSMORE:|
!Found uunconnected Passmore, Abraham & Gideon Passmore heads of household in 1830 Pike Twn, Clearfield Co., PA
!Military: Civil War: Company C, Thirty-fourth Regiment-Fifth Reserves Field and Staff; Clearfield, PA USGenWeb Archives by Erie DePasquale
H. F. Passmore 21 June 1861; discharged 11 Jan. 1866, for wounds received in action.
|ii.||GEORGE BIGLER HANCOCK, b. 20 June 1840, Clearfield Co., PA98; d. 19 November 1890, Belle Creek Precinct, Washington Co., NE98,99; m. (1) MARGARET E. CALDWELL, 20 January 1867, Pennsylvania100; b. 23 January 1843, Pennsylvania; d. 26 September 1883, Nebraska; m. (2) MARTHA OGDEN, 20 January 1885, Nebraska; b. 18 July 1840, Clearfield Co., PA; d. Deceased, Probably Nebraska.|
Notes for GEORGE BIGLER HANCOCK:|
!Military: Civil War: Company C, Thirty-fourth Regiment-Fifth Reserves Field and Staff; Clearfield, PA USGenWeb Archives by Erie DePasquale
SERGEANTS: George B. Hancock 21 June 1861; mustered out with company 11 June 1864
George B. Hancock was born in Clearfield Co., Pa June 20, 1840. On the
15th Day of May, 1861 he enlisted in the Union Army as Sargeant of
Company C, 5th PA Reserves and served three years. Returning home he
took up the duties of farm work at home which he had performed from
boyhood and for three years he followed these pursuits. On January 20,
1867 he was wedded to Miss Maggie Caldwell, who preceded him in death 7
years. To them were born 9 children, 4 of whom survive them as follows:
Howard Hancock, of Summit, Clara R., wife of T.L. Minier of Bell Creek,
John and Edith.
He was married again January 20, 1885 to Miss Mattie Ogden of Clearfield,
PA ,she survived him.
The deceased had always been a farmer, living a quiet and assuming life
and in half a century he amassed some property, being one of the
well-to-do farmers of Burt Co. He came to this county from PA in 1869,
stopping for a few months enroute in Missouri. Though somewhat reserved,
his judgement on various questions was much sought after and was always
unsurpassed when given.
The deceased was a director of the First National Bank of this city at
his death. He lived to count friends in everyone who knew him and had
not a known enemy. He died at his home in Bell Creek precinct on
Wednesday evening of a complication of troubles, surrounded by his
family, relatives, and a large concourse of sympathizing friends.
Funeral will be held today at 10 O'clock and the remains of a good man
will be laid to rest in the Admah cemetery.
!How he got his middle name of Bigler:
George Bigler Hancock's father, John Hancock, engaged in lumbering, rafting products of the sawmill down the west branch of the Susquehanna River to market.
He must have worked with the future gov. of Pennsylvania.
Governor William Bigler
January 20, 1852 - January 16, 1855
Born January 11, 1814/Died August 9, 1880
Born of German descent in the portion of Cumberland County that became Perry County, and brought up in Mercer County, William Bigler was mentored by his older brother John, who published the Centre County Democrat and later became governor of California. His mother was the sister of Judge Dock of Harrisburg. William moved to the expanding Clearfield, started a newspaper, and then made a fortune producing lumber. An expert marksman, Bigler was called "the Clearfield Raftsman" because he rode lumber rafts on the Susquehanna as far south as Harrisburg.
(Gov. Bigler married Maria Reed. Guessing she was daughter of his partner.)
More About GEORGE BIGLER HANCOCK:|
Burial: November 1890, Buried East Admah Cemetery, Washington Co., NE
Fact 4: Bet. 1861 - 1864, Enlisted 15 May 1861 Union Army, Sgt Co., C 5th PA Reserves
Fact 5: 21 June 1861, Served Civil War mustered out with company 11 June 1864
Notes for MARGARET E. CALDWELL:|
Came to Nebraska with her family in 1869.
The Cemetery is East Admah Cemetery.
The Hancock stone has the children on one side, Margaret on one side and
George B. on one side and then one side has the two infants.
Beside the Family Stone is smaller stones. To the right "Father" with
a "message poem" we could not read except for "To call to you." To the left
"Mother,"" For her children, Our dear mother she has left us and shes gone
beyond the shore. She has left her once beloved children. They can see her
here no more. " To the left of "Mother Margaret" is smaller stones; Nina,
then a broken stone (parts all missing) which I believe to have been
Waldo, and Adah H.
b. June 20, 1840 - died Nov. 19, 1890
Civil War Vet
Infant daughter b. & d. April 9, 1879
Infant daughter b & d. Sept 20, 1883
Nina I. Jan 11 1876 age 4 years
Adah H. Mar. 31 1877, age 3 years 21 days
Waldo E. May 17, 1885 5 years 4 months 27 days
Margaret E. wife of George, b. Jan. 23, 1843; d. Sept. 26, 1883
More About MARGARET E. CALDWELL:|
Burial: September 1883, Buried East Admah Cemetery, Washington Co., NE
|iii.||JAMES KINNISON HANCOCK, b. 06 December 1842, Clearfield Co., PA100; d. 05 July 1923, Tekamah, Burt Co., NE100; m. (1) MARY WESTON, 22 December 1870; b. 15 June 1852; d. 21 July 1871, Smicksburg, Indiana Co., PA; m. (2) SARAH ETTA (TWIN) RANKIN, 02 May 1875, Brookville, Jefferson Co., PA100; b. 12 May 1859, Armstrong Co., PA100; d. 31 May 1933, Tekamah, Burt Co., NE100.|
Notes for JAMES KINNISON HANCOCK:|
!JAMES KINNISON HANCOCK/SARAH ETTA RANKIN DESCENDENTS SUBMITTED BY THE FAMILY
OF WARREN HANCOCK
Head stone reads J K Hancock
Dec 6 1842
July 5 1923
Co. B 149 Penn. Vol. NE
James Kinnison Hancock was born December 6, 1842 in Clearfield Co., PA. He was the third child of John and Mary fullerton Hancock. He grew to manhood on a farm in Pike township and assisted his father with farming and in the lumbering business.
James K. enlisted with Co. B. of the 149th Regiment of the PA Volunteer
Infantry on Aug 13, 1862 at Harrisburg, PA. He served in the Civil War as a
wagoner, and was mustered out June 24, 1865 at Elmira, NY. He is described in Civil War records as being 5 ft. 7 in., light complexion, blue eyes and dark
He was married to Mary E. (Mollie) Weston on Dec 22, 1870. Mary was born on June 15 1852 and died July 31, 1871 at Smicksburgh, Indiana Co., PA.
On May 2, 1875 he married Sara Etta Rankin, Dau. of Andrew and Susan Coleman Rankin. They were married in Brookville, Jefferson Co., PA by Rev. J.S. Wrightnour. They lived on a farm in Lawrence township, Clearfield Co., PA
before moving to Burt Co., NE in June 1881.
Land records show James K. purchased his first land on Nov. 20 1864, when he bought 79 acres and 153 8/10 perches in Pike and Lawrence townships for
$1200.00. This land was sold to his brother, Isaiah, and two more tracts of
land were purchased which were sold on March 31, 1881. Upon coming to
Nebraska he purchased the Northwest 1/4 Section 17, township 20 range 10 on the 24th of October 1881 for $1450. This land has remained in the family and is still known as the Hancock Home Farm. He acquired more land during the years and at the time of his death owned the following: the Southwest Quarter of Section 8; The Northwest Quarter of Section 17; The East half of the
Northeast Quarter of Section 18; The Southeast Quarter of Section 7; and the
East Half of the Northeast Quarter of Section 7, all in Township 20, North,
Range 10, East of the 6th P.M. in Burt Co., Nebraska containing 640 acres, more or less. This land was sold at public auction to his son, Waldo Hancock, on October 7, 1935.
Back in 1877, Andy Briggs built a home on the farm he homesteaded eight miles Northwest of Herman, Nebraska. He later sold the 160 acre property to J. K. Hancock, and four of Hancock's 10 children were born in the tiny structure.
Eldest children, Ida and Warren, had been born in Pennsylvania before Hancock moved to Nebraska. The wooden house became the home for nine years and saw the birth of Paul Hancock in 1882, followed by the arrivals of R.K., Waldo, and Alice. A new house was built on the farm in 1890 and J.K. and his wife saw the arrival of children Irene, Ursula, Robert and Roy.
The house built in 1877 is no longer standing on the Hancock farm, but its
replacement built in 1890 is the home of the Richard Hancock family.
James K. and Sarah were members of the Alder Grove Methodist Church. In 1910, they moved from the farm in Summit township to a home on Piety Avenue, Tekamah, Burt Co., Nebraska, where he died on July 5, 1923. A newspaper account states, "No one had the confidence, respect and esteem of his friends and neighbors to a greater extent than did Mr. Hancock during the 42 years that he resided in this community, where he reared a lovely family, every member of which are an honor to his name. No greater eulogy can be said of a man than he was a kind, loving husband and father, a true friend and good neighbor, in all these Mr. Hancock measured up to the fullest, honorable in all business relations, his word was as good as gold."
149th REGIMENT INFANTRY-("2nd BUCKTAILS.")
Organized at Harrisburg August, 1862. Ordered to Washington, D.C., September,1862. Attached to defenses of Washington, D.C., to February, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to December, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 1st Army Corps, to March, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, 5th Army Corps, to June, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Army Corps, to September, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Army Corps, to June, 1865.
SERVICE-Duty in the defenses of Washington, D.C., till February, 1863. Ordered to join 1st Army Corps at Belle Plains, VA, and duty there till April 27, 1863. Chancellorsville Campaingn April 27-May 6. Operations about Pollock's Mill Creek April 29-May 2. Battle of Chancellorsville May 2-5. Gettysburg, PA
Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee July
5-24. At Bealeton Station till October. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22.
Haymarket October 19. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Demonstration on th Rapidan February 6-7, 1864. Duty near Culpepper till May. Rapidan Campaign May 4-June 12. Battles of the wilderness May 5-7; Laurel Hill May 8; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. Jericho Ford May 25. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Bethesda Church June 1-3. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April2, 1865. Mine explosion, Petersburg, July 30, 1864 (Reserve.) Weldon Railroad August 18-21. Poplar Springs Church September 29-October 2. Boydton Plank road, Hatcher's run, February 5-7, 1865. Ordered to Baltimore, Maryland, February 10; thence to Draft Rendezvous, Elmira, NY, and duty there till June. Mustered out June 24, 1865. Regiment lost during service 4 Officers, 160 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 172 Enlisted men by disease. Total 336.
More About JAMES KINNISON HANCOCK:|
Burial: July 1923, Tekamah, Burt Co., NE
Fact 4: Bet. 1862 - 1865, Served Co. B 149 PA Volunteer Infantry, wagoneer, enlisted 13 Aug 1862
Notes for SARAH ETTA (TWIN) RANKIN:|
!References: Will of Elijah Coleman, Census Records, Marriage Records,
Newspaper-obituary-Elyria, Ohia and Burt Co.,Nebraska
Death Records-Sarah Hancock
History of Indiana Co. J.A. Caldwell
History of Jefferson Co. Kate M. Scott
Indiana Co. Her People Past and Present J.T. Stewart
Sarah Etta Rankin was born 12 May 1859 in Armstrong Co., PA. She was the
daughter of Andrew and Susan Coleman Rankin. She was left an orphan when she was five years of age, and raised by an Uncle who was a minister. She was united with the Methodist Church when she was a little girl and has always been a faithful and ardent church worker.
She was married to James Kinnison Hancock in Brookville, Jefferson Co.,, PA on 2 May 1875. They lived on a farm in Clearfield Co., PA before moving to Burt Co., Nebraska in June 1881. They farmed near Alder Grove, then moved to Tekamah, Nebraska in 1910, where she died 31 May 1933 of Cancer.
She underwent many hardships as a settler in a new country. These experiences and hardships seemed to bring out the sterling quality of her character. She always looked on the bright side of life, no matter how dark the hour seemed to others. She never spoke of anyone save to extoll their virtues. She was an exceptional mother and a faithful and true helpmate to her husband. Her Christian experience and faith has been a beautiful example before her family and friends.
|iv.||ISAIAH W. HANCOCK, b. 03 April 1845, Lawrence, Clearfield Co., PA100; d. 10 February 1902, Clearfield Co., PA; m. ELIZABETH RAFERTY, 29 June 1867; b. Abt. 1848; d. Deceased.|
Notes for ISAIAH W. HANCOCK:|
!DESCENDANTS OF ISAIAH W. HANCOCK FROM CALDWELL FAMILY RECORDS
Isaiah W. Hancock was born April 3, 1845 in Clearfield Co., PA. He obtained
his education in the district schools, and remained at home until seventeen
years of age, when in 1863 he responded to the "emergency" call and entered
the military service of the State. After nine weeks, when the pressing need
was over, he received an honorable discharge and returned home. He then
accepted a clerical position with Col. Campbell, who was conducting the draft
for soldiers, and on the 6th of September, 1864, he enlisted in Waterford, and
was assigned to the 88th P.V.I., which was attached to the Army of the Potomac.
He participated in the battle of Petersburg, and saw some hard service, but
was neither wounded nor taken prisoner. He was at Appomattox at the time of
Lee's surrender, and then went to Washington, participating in the grand
review. At Philadelphia he received an honorable discharge and was paid off.
Mr. Hancock then returned to his home and resumed work on the farm. In the
fall of 1866 he engaged in lumbering and piloting on the river, following that
pursuit some thirty-five years. After his marriage, in 1867, he also followed
farming, and in 1881 he purchased the interest of the other heirs in the old
homestead of his maternal grandfather, the land having never passed out of the possession of the family. He now owns 215 acres, of which 175 acres is under a high state of cultivation. The place is improved with a commodious two-story frame residence, large barns and outbuildings, also an excellent orchard, and is pleasantly situated three and one-half miles west of Clearfield, and three and one-half miles east of Curwensville. Mr. Hancock married Miss Elizabeth, dau. of Felix and Mary (Birchfield) Raferty. Mr. Hancock gives his political support to the Republican party, and is an advocate of all measures calculated to prove of public benefit. He has been chosen to fill many offices of trust by his fellow citizens. He served three years as jury commissioner, representing the minority party in Clearfield County. In all the positions he has filled he has shown himself deserving of the confidence of the people. He is a member of the John Kratzer Post, G.A.R., Curwensville, Penn., and a number of secret societies. He is a worthy representative of an honored pioneer family, and in the history of the county well deserves mention.
More About ISAIAH W. HANCOCK:|
Burial: Buried Centre Cemetery, Pennsylvania
Fact 4: Bet. 1864 - 1866, Enlisted 6 Sept 1864,in the 88th PA Volunteer Infantry
|v.||HANNAH JANE HANCOCK, b. 13 October 1847, Clearfield, Clearfield Co., PA100; d. 18 September 1911, Craig, Burt Co., NE; m. JOHN HOYT MCPHERSON, 28 July 1868, (probably Clearfield, Clearfield Co.) PA; b. June 1847, PA; d. 1930.|
Notes for HANNAH JANE HANCOCK:|
!INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM FAMILY RECORDS OF VIOLET ERIKSEN
!INFORMATION OBTAINED ON STRUTHERS FAMILY FROM CARROLL REINERT. A GENEALOGY ON THE STRUTHERS FAMILY HAS BEEN WRITTEN.
!Tekamah, Neb Burt County Herald 29 September 1911:
Hannah Jane Hancock was born in Clearfield, PA October 13, 1847. She was
married to John H. McPherson on July 28, 1868. To this union was born two
daughters, Mary Struthers and Eva Ernst, and three sons, Ralph, Ai and Henry,
all of Craig, Burt Co., Nebraska. She moved with her family to Burt Co.,
Nebraska in 1878 and lived in the country near Craig until March, 1910 when
she and her husband moved into Craig. She was converted and united with the
Methodist Episcopal Church at Alder Grove in 1886 and for more than 25 years a faithful member of the same church. A kind providence permitted her to see her sons and daughters grow to man and womanhood and established in homes of their own and for over forty-three years she shared the joys and pleasures as well as the burdens of her ever devoted husband. To her husband she was a true companion and devoted wife, to her children a true and loving mother, one who loved her home and her God, and numbered her friends by the number of her acquaintances, she showed great fortitude during her prolonged failing health.
She passed peacefully and quietly from her home in Craig to her eternal home
above, September 18, 1911, the mortal body ceased and her soul took it's
eternal flight with the hands of time pointing to age 63 years, 11 months, and
Funeral services were held in Craig on September 20, conducted by her pastor,Rev. Craven assisted by Rev. Junkin of the Presbyterian Church
More About HANNAH JANE HANCOCK:|
Burial: 20 September 1911, Buried
Notes for JOHN HOYT MCPHERSON:|
They came to Nebraska from Clearfield, Pennsylvania in 1878, with five children: Mary (Mrs. A. T. Struthers), Eva (Mrs. William S. Ernst), Ralph V. and Ai Lester, Henry B. was born in Nebraska, and lives on his farm south of Craig; he is the only survivor of the family.
!1900 census NE
John McPherson found in:
Family Archive #930 Census Microfilm Records: Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, 1900
Lived in: Summit Township, Burt County, Nebraska
Series: T623 Microfilm: 918 Book: 1 Page: 97
John McPherson b: Jun 1847 age 52 married 31 years Born: PA Father born: PA Mother born: PA Occupation: Farmer (Reads) Yes (Writes) Yes (Speaks) Yes English Own Free Farm #214 found in:
Family Archive #930 Census Microfilm Records: Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, 1900
Lived in: Craig Township, Burt County, Nebraska
Series: T623 Microfilm: 918 Book: 1 Page: 118a Line 79 Dwelling #303 Family #305 Enumerated 25th June by Frank Hanson
wife Hannah b: Oct 1847 age 52 married 31 years 5 children 5 living Born: PA Father born: PA Mother born: PA (Reads) Yes (Writes) Yes (Speaks) Yes English
son Ralph b: Oct 1873 age 26 single Born: PA Father born: PA Mother born: PA Occupation: Farmer (Reads) Yes (Writes) Yes (Speaks) Yes English Rents Farm #215
son Henry b: Sept 1881 age 18 single Born: PA Father born: PA Mother born: PA At school 4 months (Reads) Yes (Writes) Yes (Speaks) Yes English
Line 84 Dwelling #304 Family #306
McPherson, Ai L. b: May 1876 age 24 married 0 Born: PA Father born: PA Mother born: PA Occupation: Farmer (Reads) Yes (Writes) Yes (Speaks) Yes English Rents Farm #216
wife Theresia b: April 1873 age 27 married 0 Born: IA Father born: OH Mother born: IA (Reads) Yes (Writes) Yes (Speaks) Yes English
More About JOHN HOYT MCPHERSON:|
Fact 4: 1878, Came to Craig, Burt Co., Nebraska from Clearfield, PA
|vi.||SUSANNAH E. HANCOCK, b. 09 July 1850, Clearfield, Clearfield Co., PA100; d. 30 July 1900, Piper City, Ford Co., IL; m. WILLIAM STANTON, 1874; b. 06 November 1847; d. 17 January 1925.|
|vii.||WILBUR HANCOCK, b. 1852, Clearfield Co., PA100; d. 1853, age 11 mo. 3 day.|
More About WILBUR HANCOCK:|
Burial: Buried Centre Cemetery, Clearfield, PA
|viii.||MARY BELLE HANCOCK, b. 12 April 1854, Clearfield Co., PA100; d. 07 October 1921, Dodge Co., NE; m. ALONZO PORTER FULLINGTON, 03 November 1875, Ford Co., IL; b. 09 November 1851; d. 08 April 1942.|
Notes for MARY BELLE HANCOCK:|
!FAMILY OF MARY BELLE HANCOCK FULLERTON SUBMITTED BY BARBARA FULLINGTON BEAVER
More About MARY BELLE HANCOCK:|
Burial: October 1921, Buried Ridge Cemetery, Ridge, Dodge Co., NE101
|ix.||MARGARET 'OLLIE' OLIVE HANCOCK, b. 24 August 1857, Clearfield Co., PA102; d. 02 September 1936, San Francisco, Marin Co., CA; m. GEORGE HENRY BATCHELOR, 09 July 1891, Logan, Harrison Co., Iowa; d. Deceased.|
Notes for MARGARET 'OLLIE' OLIVE HANCOCK:|
!MARGARET OLIVE HANCOCK DESCENDANTS SUBMITTED BY BRUCE STAM
Notes for GEORGE HENRY BATCHELOR:|
!Name is occasionally spelled Batchelder.
|x.||URSULA HANCOCK, b. 1859, Clearfield Co., PA102; d. 09 December 1862, Clearfield Co., PA.|
More About URSULA HANCOCK:|
Burial: Buried Centre Cemetery
|xi.||JOHN S. HANCOCK, b. 08 August 1863, Clearfield, Clearfield County, PA103; d. 25 July 1920, Woodman, Colorado104; m. JOSEPHINE REYMAN, 22 April 1896; b. 1872; d. 1957, Burt Co., NE.|
Notes for JOHN S. HANCOCK:|
John S. Hancock was born in Clearfield, PA on August 8, 1863. He was the
youngest son of John and Mary Fullerton Hancock.
He was reared on a farm and educated at the State Normal School of PA. Coming
to Nebraska, in 1881, he engaged at teaching in the public schools at Burt Co.,
where he proved himself and educator. He went to Stanton County as a school
teacher in 1890 and made a success there also in his chosen profession.
Mr. Hancock was united in marriage to Miss Josephine Reyman on April 22, 1896.
In 1896, notwithstanding that Stanton County was democratic, he was elected as
a Republican County Superintendent, and served three years, then followed a
period of nine years as mail carrier, after which he was elected clerk of the
district court of Stanton County, serving in this capacity until his death,
which took place at Woodman, Colorado on July 25, 1920. Although he was
physically far from strong, he was cheerful and bore his sufferings without
! Burt Co. Herald Tekamah, Nebraska 29 July 1920 John S. Hancock at Rest John S. Hancock was born at Clearfield, Pennsylvania, 24 Aug 1862, being the youngest of twelve children of John Hancock who lost his life in the Civil war, and who was in direct lineage of John Hancock, a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
He was reared on a farm and educated at the state normal school of Pennsylvania.
Coming to Nebraska, in 1881, he engaged at teaching in the public schools of Burt County, where he proved himself an educator. He went to Stanton county as a school teacher in 1890 and made a success there also of his chosen profession.
Mr. Hancock was united in marriage to Miss Josephine Reyman on 22 April 1896.
In 1896, notwithstanding that Stanton County was democratic, he was elected as a republican county superintendent and served three consecutive terms. He was engaged in the mercantile business for six years. Then followed a period of nine years as mail carrier, after which he was elected clerk of the district court of Stanton County, serving in this capacity until his death, which took place at Woodman, Colorado, 25 July 1920. Although he was physically far from strong, he was cheerful and bore his sufferings without complaint.
He is survived by a devoted wife, three sisters and his brother J.K. Hancock at whose home the funeral was held conducted by the Rev. A. S. Buell of the Methodist Church. He was laid to rest in the Tekamah cemetery among the beautiful floral offerings by loving hands, 28 July 1920.
It could be said: "Thou good and faithful servant--thou true and loyal friend--rest thou."
Card of Thanks: We thank you so much relatives and friends, for the beautiful floral offerings and the kindest service rendered in this our greatest bereavement. Mrs. J. S. Hancock, and relatives.
The relatives from a distance were Mr. & Mrs. Lon Fullerton & family of Fremont, J. H. McPherson & family, Howard Hancock & family, Mr. & Mrs. F of Minier, Mr. & Mrs. Bovee all of Craig; Mr. & Mrs. Robert Hancock of Blair, Mr. & Mrs. Waldo Hancock of Herman.
Several automobiles from Stanton filled with prominent citizens, came to show their esteem for their fellow townsman. Among those noted were Messrs Andy Spence, Lou Smithberger, Wm. Hollstein, Joseph Grattan, Robert Grattan, John A. Ehrhardt, John Stucker, Wm. Fullmer County Clerk; Louis Dern County Judge; Mr. & Mrs. John Hollstein, Mrs. Virgil Horton and Mrs. Minnie Hardy.
More About JOHN S. HANCOCK:|
Burial: July 1920, Buried Cemetery Block 11 Tekamah, Burt Co., NE
More About JOSEPHINE REYMAN:|
Burial: Buried Tekamah Cem., Burt Co., NE-Block 11 Lot
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