Thomas J. Mastin, George William Mastin, John H. Mastin 

In 1880 Polk County, Nebraska,  William 54 and Elizabeth 46 Maston, both born in England, have  William G. 18, John H. 16, Thomas 13, Edward 10 - all sons born in Iowa - and James A. 7 born in Nebraska.

In 1885 Polk County Wm and Elizabeth have George, John, Thomas, and Edward.


1889 Sterling

John H. Mastin cash-claimed a quarter in 35, 7N 49W in 1890, and one in 27, also in 1890.

In 1900 Nemaha County, Nebraska, J.H. Mastin is 36, Eliza 37, with Glen 11, Guy 9, and Iven 7, all sons born in Nebraska.


 Thomas cash-claimed  a quarter in 3, 6N 49W in 1891.

Thomas J. Mastin born Dec 22, 1866 in Waterloo, Iowa, marrying Ida M. Fruits in 1903 in Nance County, Nebraska, dying October 4, 1929 in Lincoln, Nebraska, buried in Auburn, Nebraska.

In 1900 Nance County, Ida Fruits is widowed, with Dora 8, Lizzie S. 3, and Gertrude L. 1 all four born in Iowa.

Thomas is in Nance County in 1900, a laborer born Dec 1868 in Iowa, divorced, boarding with the Austin Karnsey family

In 1910 Nemaha County John H. is 45, Eliza 46, with Guy 19, Ivan E. 17 and Fay newborn.

MASTIN, IVAN EDWARD: Auto Dealer; b Auburn, Neb Feb 14, 1893; s of John H Mastin-Eliza T Taylor; ed Auburn HS; U of N 1914-15; m Helen Trittle Sellers Dec 18, 1919 Auburn; d Helen Marie, Janet Irene; 1913-14 sch tchr, Nemaha Co; 1914-29 with two brothers org Auburn Auto Co, taking Buick Agcy which father estab 1908; 1929- owner & mgr Mastin Motor Co, Auburn, agcy for Buick, Pontiac & GMC; life mbr vol fire dept; during World War 1918-19 in US army med corps, in chg of surgical ward, gen hosp 26, Fort Des Moines Ia; Amer Leg, co comm, 3 terms vice-comm; Country Club; Auburn Improvement Club; Kiwanis; AF&AM; RAM; KT; Presby Ch, deacon 16 years, past trustee; Rep; hobbies, golf, hunting & fishing; res 1516 N, Auburn.

In 1930 Nemaha County Eliza is widowed, and Fay G. 20 is a public school teacher, living with her.

John H. Mastin 1864 and Eliza T. (Taylor) Mastin 1863-1932 are buried in Sheridan Cemetery, Nemaha County.


George W. cash-claimed a quarter in 28, 7N 49W in 1891. One tree said he married Lillian Elizabeth Van Voltenburg July 11, 1891 in Stromsburg, Polk County, Nebraska.

In 1900 George W. Mastin is a blacksmith in Jones County, Iowa, born May 1863 in Iowa, married nine years to Lillie Aug 1870 Iowa.  They have Frederick Oct 1892 Nebraska, Albert May 1894 Iowa, and Willis Aug 1898 Nebraska.  Lillie's mother Fidella Van Valtenberg, Nov 1827 New York, is living with them.

In 1910 Jones County George is a railroad laborer, with Frederick E. 17, Albert L. 15, and Willie W. 12, with Lillie's brother William Von Voltenburg, 56 a mason, living with them (married twice).


Lillie E. Van Volkenburg b: 15 Aug 1870 in Dubuque, Ia d: in __

.............. +George W. Mastin b: Abt. 1863 in Ia

................ 4 Frederick E. Mastin b: 28 Oct 1892 in Neb. d: May 1977 in Cedar Rapids, Linn county,Ia

May 23, 1977 "Rev. Frederick E. Mastin, 84 a resident of Meth Wick Manor, died there Sunday following a brief illness.  A retired Methodist minister, , Rev. Mastin had served churches in the Iowa conference for over 40 years, including Urliana, Monmouth, McGregor, Sabula, and Thompson.  Born Oct 28, 1892 at Stromsburg, Neb., he was married to Elizabeth Midkiff Oct 3, 1954 at Minneapolis.  He was graduated from Upper Iowa University in 1916 and from Garrett Theological Institute at Evanston Ill., in 1924.  He was a veteran of World War I and was a member of the the VFW in Monticello and Burns Lodge 173 and Royal Arch Mason of Monticello.  Surviving are two stepsons, Harold Midkiff, Minneapolis and Ted Midkiff, St. Cloud, Minn.. Burial Oak Hill Cemetery.  There will be military services at the graveside."

................ 4 Albert L. Mastin b: 17 May 1894 in Ia d: Oct 1972 in Cedar Rapids, Linn county, Ia

.................... +Helen Holmes

....................... 5 Ruth Mastin b: Abt. 1921 in Linn county,Ia

.........................5 Mr. Albert Lee Mastin, Jr., age 83 of Mountain Home passed away Wednesday December 8, 2010 at Baxter Regional Medical Center. He was born Dec. 30, 1926 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to Albert L. Mastin, Sr. and Helen Holmes Mastin.
Mr. Mastin served his country during WWII in the Navy Seabees and was a member of the Fighting Fortieth Seabees. He married his high school sweetheart Wava Buckwheat on Oct. 18, 1946 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He was a member of the Methodist faith and a lifelong member of the VFW. He enjoyed bowling and played softball well into his forties. He was an avid fisherman (walleyes). He was a friend to everyone.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Wava Mastin of Mountain Home; 1 son, Don Mastin of Mountain Home; 5 grandchildren: Blaine (Valerie) Mastin, Travis (Cheryl) Mastin, Tracy Mastin, Mike Mastin and Kasey Mastin; 10 Great grandchildren: Tanner Mastin, Keegan Mastin, Jamie Mastin, Cameron Waggoner, Dalton Mastin, Colton Mastin, Kelli Emig, Shelli Emig, , Lacy Mastin and Matthew Mastin.; 1 great great grandchild, DaShawn Flowers; 2 sisters: Helen Bruner of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Ruth Powers of Phoenix, Arizona; a brother, Terry Mastin of Mountain Home. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Dean Mastin and a sister, Alberta Johnson
A gathering of remembrance will be held from 2 until 3 PM Sunday, December 12, 2010 at Roller Funeral Home. Interment will be in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

................ 4 Willie W. Mastin b: Abt. 1898 in Nebraska. d: in __  (January 11, 1971 VINTON IOWA - George W. Mastin, 73.  Services Wednesday at 1, Campbell's .  Burial : Grundy Center)

.................... +Alta Gardner b: Abt. 1902 in Ia d: in __

....................... 5 Earl Mastin b: Abt. 1922 in Ia

....................... 5 Gaylord Mastin b: Abt. 1924 in Ia

....................... 5 Arlene Mastin b: Abt. 1926 in Ia

In 1930 Cedar Rapids Willis W. is 31, Alta E. 28, with Earl 8, Gaylord 6, and Arlene 3.

................ 4 Viola Mastin b: Abt. 1906 in Neb

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