Mar. 8, 1923 Superior Nuckolls County Nebraska, USA
L. U. Beal, stock-dealer, was born in Guernsey County, Ohio, in 1852, remaining there until 1870, when he went to Iowa, locating in Marion County, remaining there about one year; thence to Nebraska, and located at Guide Rock; then went up to Frontier County and took a homestead, but soon after returned to Guide Rock and ran a small blacksmith shop, and also dealt in stock some. In the spring of 1873, engaged in the stock business in Spring Valley, remaining there about two years; from there came to Superior, and, in company with McCorkle, bought and shipped cattle and hogs up to the lst of January, 1882; has also been engaged in stock-raising more or less during this time; is handling from five hundred to one thousand head of cattle per annum, and is shipping about one car of hogs per week; has two sections, or 1,280 acres, of land for pasture, or range, as it is called; this is leased for this purpose; has three and a half acres for feed-yards, with windmill and tanks for furnishing water; the yards are also on the mill-race, thus affording running water for his stock; also has 160 acres of land about one mile from the village of Superior, lying over the line in Kansas; this has about one hundred acres into crops. Mr. Beal also has a fine residence, put up at a cost of $2,000, nicely situated. Was married, in 1882, at White Rock, Republic Co., Kan., to Miss Cora Bell Pecht. Is a member of Valley Lodge, No 87, I. O. O. F., of Superior.