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Logan County Pioneers:

Frank H. and Mary (Moore)(Oster)(Haen) Rhoad, Freeman Rhoads, Fleming

In 1880 Perry County, Pennsylvania, David "Rhod" is a laborer, 19, married to Emma 20.

In 1885, D. H. Rhoad is in Kearney County, Nebraska, 23, nephew of John or Rebecca Simon, all born in Pennsylvania.

In 1900 Red Willow County, Nebraska, David Rhoads born Sept 1858, married 20? years to Mary E. born January 1861, Indiana, Willie May 1883 Pennsylvania, Frank Aug 1885 Nebraska, Bertha Dec 1893 and Nora June 1896 Nebraska. Mary's kids Arthur Parks 18, Aaron Parks 15, and Lillie 12 were born in Nebraska, and they had Grace Nov 1898 in Nebraska.

"David Henry Rhoad was born in Lebanon County, Penn., (His death certificate says his parents were William Rhoad of Pennsylvania and Rosianna Berder (Bader) of Pennsylvania.) on Sept. 13, 1861, and died at his home in McCook on April 23, 1927, being at the time of his death, 65 years, 7 months and 10 days old. He grew to manhood in Pennsylvania, and while still a resident of that state he was married to Miss Emmaline Bollinger.
To this union 6 children were born, 2 dying in infancy. The children still living are: Wm. H. Rhoad and Frank Rhoad of Colorado; Edwin Rhoad of Shenandoah, Iowa; and Mrs. Bessie Golding of Hillsdale, Mich. His wife Emmaline died at Culbertson in 1890.
In October, 1892, he married Mrs. Mary E. Parks. To this union 6 children were born: One son preceded him in death. Those still living are: Mrs. Nora McCreath of Thedford, Nebr.; Mrs. Bertha Myers, Mrs. Grace Hamilton, Mrs. Lena Walker and Lloyd Rhoad of McCook. He leaves besides his children and wife; two sisters and 3 step-children. Mr. Rhoad came to McCook in 1892, and has since made this city his home. He has spent most of his time in the employ of the Burlington. A year ago last October he was compelled by failing health to give up his work. Since that time he has been a patient sufferer, being afflicted with cancer, which finally caused his death. A short time after his serious illness, he was led to accept Christ as his savior and has since that time been a faithful Christian. He died in the faith.

In 1910 Logan County, Frank is single, 23, born in Nebraska, parents born in Pennsylvania.

Frank proved up a quarter in sections 31 and 32, 8N 49W in 1915.

Frank Henry Rhoad registered with a Fleming address, farming born August 28, 1875, with Mary.

Mary Moore, age 18, married Chris Oster, age 35, in Johnstown, Weld County, Colorado on December 26, 1904.

Christ Oster, Jr. was in probate in Weld County in 1908.

Mary Oster married George Haen on January 31, 1909, recorded in Weld County.
Mary Oster was listed in the Weld County poor records in July 1909.

This is a different age than the one marrying Mary Moore...
Chris W. Oster (Dec 15, 1889-Nov 13, 1928)
Chris Oster Falls Beneath Empty Wagaon as Team Starts on Farm Near Gilcrest; Farmer Well Known in County.
Chris W. Oster, 38 years of age and a resident of Weld County all his life, was killed late Tuesday afternoon when the four-horse team with which he was hauling beets on his father's farm near Gilcrest ran away, throwing him under the wagon and crushing his body. Two wheels of the beet rack, which was not loaded, passed over Oster's body fracturing nine ribs, breaking the breast bone, puncturing his lungs and breaking the main artery of his body. Oster was working on a farm one-half mile east and one-half mile south of Gilcrest owned by Jacob Oster, his father, at the time of the accident. He had been talking with two other men also hauling beets who had their wagons loaded preparatory to leaving the field. When the other men started their teams, Oster's horses also started. He made a grab for the lines which were rapped around the wagon seat. Persons who saw the accident declared that the horses were evidently going too fast and Oster lost his balance, falling under the wheels. He was rushed to Platteville for medical attemtion but died before reaching a doctor's office. Dr. W. A. Schoen, deputy county coroner, who investigated (next line unreadable). Chris Oster was born in the Beebe Draw district and later moved to Gilcrest where he has lived with his parents for the past 28 years. He was a member of the Elks Club and was widely known throughout the district. In addition to his parents, Oster is survived by eight sisters; Mrs. Gottlieb Pfaff, Jud, N. Dak; Mrs. William Holmgren, Pueblo; Mrs. Otto Borchers, Lamar; Mrs. William Luers, Brush; Pauline and Freda Oster, employees in the Weld county courthouse; Martha Oster, South Bend, Ind.; and Ester Osters, Gilcrest; and two brothers; J.E. Oster, Gilcrest, and Henry Oster, Lasalle.
(Chris is buried in the Linn Grove Cemetery, Greeley, CO)
1931 Greeley "a pulling contest was staged which lasted for two and a half hours. Much interest in the contest was shown by the large crowd and many spectators stated -the contest provided the best pulling exhibition they had ever seen. Jake Oster, with a team of grays, weight 2,700, was awarded first place and a prize of $11.10. Chris Oster with a team ot bays weight 3,000, took second place and a prize of $5.50. "

Mary proved up two quarters in sections 14 and 23, 9N 50W in 1920.

In 1920 Frank 34 and Marian 33 are in Red Willow County, Nebraska, Marian born in Russia, immigrating in 1899, naturalized in 1915. Her sons Albert Oster 14 and Emil 13 were born in Colorado.
In 1930 Weld County, Frank - a laborer- and Mary are living with Dora Baxter.

From the Greeley, Colorado newspaper of May 5 and May 6, 1931. Frank Rhoad a one armed man employed at the Ahistrand Building as a janitor, risked his own life to carry 4 years old Geraldine Foster from the flames. It was 4:30 am he said I was going to work when I heard cries for help and I saw the older girl Mildred running to the Lewises house, she had reached them so I saw I could not help her. I then looked first in the front window were the fire was worst and could not see anybody. I then ran to the rear of the house and the little girl Geraldine was in the toilet with her clothing on fire burning, I beat the flames out took her to my wife at our house said Rhoad. Mrs. Rhoad asked Geraldine she said honey how did the bed's get on fire, she said Daddy did it. Except to repeat Daddy did it that is all she ever said aout it said Mrs Rhoad to the police. Geraldine was so terribly burned that she died within 3 hours after the fire. As Geraldine had fled to a toilet at the rear of the house while her mother Myrtle cut off from her by the flames, was carried to the porch at the rear of the house by Frank Rhoad who got her out of the toilet, beating out the flames on her body and clothing ran her across the street to his wife.

In 1940 Frank -a laborer - and Mary are in Larimer County, with Emil Oster 33, an auto transport driver.

When he registered for WWII in Loveland, he said he was born at Hartwell, Nebraska.

Frank 1886-1948 is buried in Johnstown Cemetery, Weld County, # 138296526 saying there is no headstone.

Mary might be the Mary Moore in 1900 Madison County, Nebraska. If so, her brother John 1897-1971 might be the one in Loveland # 31267957.
In 1910 the Moore family is in Loveland, Conrad 41, Katie 45, Lydia 15, Henry 14, John 13 born in Germany, Adam 10, Bertha 10, William, 7 in Nebrask, and Bernhardt 5, Clara 3, and Lillian 1 in Colorado.
Conrad 1861-1930 # 148143960 and Mary E. 1865-1954 are buried in Loveland.


Emil Oster married Leah Katz in Pinellas County, Florida in 1935.

In 1945 St. Petersburg, Florida, Emil (Leah) is a seaman, living at 245 14th N. Leah was born in Massachusetts about 1928. They divorced in 1948.

Emil Oster, born in Colorado December 5, 1906 to Chris Oster and Mary Moore, divorced, a seaman, died in Galveston August 11, 1980, to be buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Galveston

Leah T. Katz 1917-1996 is buried in St. Petersburg # 25666219


Maria K. Oster is (widowed?) in Hastings, Nebraska in 1930, with Joan 2.
She has two Myers kids, Jean 9 and Lorence F. 7.
Jean K. Ulrich 1921-1989 is buried in Salem, Oregon # 73044724.
She was born in Hastings, Nebraska to Mervin E. Myers and Marie Hoffarber.

Albert Oster, born about 1906 in Colorado, is a cooking utensil salesman in Goldendale, Washington in 1940, married to Marie 37, with Joan 12 Nebraska and Jack 6 Colorado. They were in Clear Creek County, Colorado in 1935.

Jack Lee Oster was born Oct 22, 1933 in Greeley to Albert A. Oster, married Eunice Augustine Norman in Reno on May 13, 1974, and died August 16 1983 in Santa Clara County, California, mother's maiden name Huffarber.

August 15, 1980 "Graveside services for Emil Oster, 73, of 2108 35th St. in Galveston, will be 11:30 a.m. today at Lakeview Cemetery, the Rev. Charles McBride officiating. Burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery under the direction of Broadway Funeral Home.
Born Dec. 5, 1906, in Colorado, Mr. Oster died 5:30 a.m. Monday at John Sealy Hospital in Galveston. Mr. Oster was a retired seaman. Survivors include his friend, Coni L. Fiscus of Galveston."

In 1930 Hastings, Nebraska, Maria is 27, born in Nebraska, with Joan 2. She also has Virginia K. Myers 8 and Lorence F. Myers 7.

Albert Oster is a salesman in 1940 Klickitat County, Washington, 34, born in Colorado, with Marie 37 Nebraska. Joann 12 was born in Nebraska, Jack 6 in Colorado.

Freeman cash-claimed a quarter in 22, 8N 49W in 1890.

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