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Nebraska Family Farms

Nebraska Family Farms

Google Map illustrating the location of the farms owned by

1. Benjamin Lewis NICHOLAS

l-r Matha Anne (Annie) B: 1881 (Kansas), Benjamin Lewis B: 1856 Wales), Mary Theodocia B: 1883 (K), Margaret (Benyon) B:1857 (Wales) & Sarah Jane B:1887. Picture taken at the family home in Elk Creek, Custer County NE ~1888.
l-r Martha Anne (Annie) B: 1881 (Kansas), Benjamin Lewis B: 1856 (Wales), Margaret Brittanna B:~1885 (Nebraska), Mary Theodocia B: ~1883 (K), Margaret (Benyon) B:1857 (W) & Sarah Jane B:~1887(N). Picture taken at the family home in Elk Creek, Custer County NE ~1888.

2. Hans C PETERSON – (Han’s son Nels W Peterson married Benjamin’s daughter [Mary] Theodocia) and

3. William IHLOW [later changed to Eloe] – (William’s son John ELOE married Benjamin’s daughter Elizabeth [Marion] in 1915).

Click here to see the Plat Map of Custer County (from 1904) overlaid on the latest Google Map. This will open in a new window and you can use the controls (on the right of the Historic Map Works page) to select ‘Satellite’, Zoom (on the left of the page) to read the names and use the ‘Change Map Opacity:’ to reveal the exact location of each farm

Benjamin Lewis NICHOLAS – Wales to Kansas, April 1881

Benjamin Lewis Nicholas was my great great uncle who emigrated, from South Wales, to Kansas, USA in the early 1880s.

Benjamin was born on the family farm, Holloway Fach (Lower Holloway), near the hamlet of Penffordd (part of the parish of Bletherston) near Narbeth, Pembrokeshire, Wales on March 10, 1856. His parents were my great great grandparents Thomas and Martha (Lewis) Nicholas.

In February 28, 1881 Benjamin married Miss Margaret Beynon, a native of Merthyr, Tydville, in Glamorganshire where he had served on the police force for six years. Margaret’s  parents were John and Ann (Williams) Beynon.

In April of the same year, Ben and Margaret sailed to America, from Liverpool for New York on the “SS Bothnia”Leaving Liverpool on Apr. 09 and arriving in New York on Apr. 19

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