Township Name Warren Rusco
Location Second tier, third from
Extra column of sections on west to
adjust for earths curvature so it is 6 miles n-s and 7 miles e-w.
No towns Peake community in
Pleasanton north of township line in northeast corner
Loup River winds through most of the
top tier of sections within a half mile of the north township line.
Fairmont In section 34 (about 3-4
miles east of Peake)
Began as the
Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Association (Known by that name in 1886)
2 acres sold
to Church of Christ in 1893, cemetery still owned by them in 1978
Peake In section 30
Lutheran (Peake) Church built in 1906.
Cemetery beside it.
Grave of child there before cemetery started.
Settlement officially began in 1873
1873 - E. M. Holly
1875 - A. Peake, John Wilson, L. H.
J. L. Scott, L. Allen, B. L. Graham,
A. M. Morse, F. Boyer and J. H. Lockard
25 claims filed by 1880.
The Lady Who Was Buried Before She
Rusco Family History
1818, July 5 Abigail born in Pennsylvania
1826 about Warren Rusco born in Ohio
1837, May Abigail (18) married John C. Brown
1843 Abigail & John Brown have son, Abram
1850 Warren (24) In Ohio with widowed mother and younger siblings
1852 about Warren (age 26) married Abigail Brown (36) in Penn.
[Second marriage for Abigail. Where did she leave her children?]
1853 Laura born in Penn.
1857 John J. born in Michigan
1859 Abram (16) left home maybe all of her children (2-3?) had left by
1860 Warren (age 32) In Ohio with wife Abigail (42) & 2 children, Laura 7,
& John J. 3
1860 William W. born in Ohio
1870 Laura (17) married James Hunter in Iowa
1870 Warren (age 45) In Iowa with wife Abigail (53) & 2 children, John 13
& William 10
Between 1876 & 1880 - Both Rusco & Hunter families moved to Buffalo Co.,
1880 Warren (age 54) In Nebr. with wife Abigail (62) & 2 children, John 22
& William 20
(Not listed in Bassett so probably
arrived in 1880)
Land patent for land in Sec. 4 about 3 miles west of Pleasanton
William homesteaded land in Sec. 30
about 6-7 miles south of dad.
March 6, 1889 (Probate Record for Warren
William W. Rusco petitioned for guardianship of his father who has
become by reason of excessive drinking, imbecile and mentally incompetent to
take care of himself or to have the management of his property
March 22, 1889 W. W. Rusco asked that the case be dropped.
July 12, 1889 (Kearney Hub)
Wm Rusco of Rusco township was jailed
in county jail
Sentenced by the justice of peace of the township for violent and long
1892 [according to two cemetery readings] Abigail died, buried at
1893, Oct. 23 Warren died, age about 67.
(Probate Record for Warren Rusco, cont.)
October 31, 1893 Abigail petitioned to be administrator of the estate
December 5, 1893 William W. Rusco was named
March 6, 1894 Abigail petitioned to be
given $25 per month for living expenses and that the household goods
(valued at $17) be set aside for her use.
April 17, 1893 Petition granted
October 23, 1896 - Abigail petitioned to have the land set aside for her
use and at her death it go to her heirs William, John, and Laura
November 11, 1896 Petition granted. This was the final decree, the probate
case was closed.
1896 Letter written to son in Ohio by granddaughter Mary Hunter, dictated
Personal visit to Pleasanton Cemetery Abigail died in 1897, on Aug.
12 at age 79, 1 M, 12 days.
can be misinterpreted as a 2
Meanwhile - John J. Rusco
March 31, 1891 - adjudged insane and
sent to the Insane Asylum in Lincoln.
Later moved to Hastings where he spent the rest of his life.
August 19, 1904 John died, buried
beside mother at Pleasanton