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Casper Custer, Jr
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Birth: Jan., 1875
Vermilion County
Illinois, USA
Death: Apr. 3, 1928
Jackson County
Michigan, USA

Married Esther S (Banks) Taylor 6 Oct 1924, in Marshall, MI. She was born in 1872 in Cuba, IN, dgtr of Wm R and Catherine (Valkart) Banks.

There are discrepancies on the birth date of Casper, Jr. He was the first-born son of the nine surviving children. His next older sibling Eliza has birth date of 9 Mar 1873. His next younger sibling August has birth date of 15 Sept 1875. If Eliza's birth date of March 1873 is correct, Casper, Jr., was likely born in January 1875, and brother August in September 1876 (as recorded on 1900 U.S. Federal Census). However, Casper's WW I draft card adds further questions, claiming birth date of 15 August, 1875, one month before birthdate claimed for brother August.


The Albion Recorder on Wed., 4 April 1928 (wife, parents, and sibling names added):

The death of Casper Custer (aged 53) occurred after a few days' illness with pneumonia at his temporary home on Austin Avenue, last evening at nine o'clock. Mr. Custer, who had been a resident of Albion, MI, and vicinity for the past 18 years, was employed at the Gale Manufacturing Company's plant. His home was in Jackson, at 113 Summit Street, but during the week he lived in bachelor quarters in the western outskirts of this city. Until recently he was a farmer at Parnell. The deceased is survived by his widow Esther; sisters Caroline "Carrie" Haenggi of Olney, IL, Mary Ruedy DeJuren of Chicago, IL, Eliza "Lida" Worden of Alma, and Nellie Kappler of Mount Pleasant; brothers August of Olivet, and Robert and Rudolf of Claremont, Illinois. There are no children. He was preceded in death by his parents Casper, Sr., and Caroline (Wurtz) Custer; and, a brother Albert. Funeral services will be held Saturday at one o'clock at the Fisher Chapel, and interment will be in the Woodland Cemetery in Jackson. 
 
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 Parents:
  Casper Custer (1833 - 1916)
  Caroline Wurtz Custer (1844 - 1916)
 
 Spouse:
  Esther Sophia Banks Weppler (1870 - 1943)*
 
 Siblings:
  Caroline Custer Haenggi (1870 - 1954)*
  Mary A Custer DeJuren (1871 - 1937)*
  Eliza Custer Worden (1873 - 1931)*
  August Custer (1875 - 1949)*
  Casper Custer (1875 - 1928)
  Robert Custer (1878 - 1944)*
  Rudolf Custer (1881 - 1931)*
  Albert Custer (1882 - 1924)*
  Nellie May Custer Kappler (1884 - 1957)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Woodland Cemetery
Jackson
Jackson County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Section 33, Lot 140
 
Created by: Kathryn Haenggi Robinett
Record added: Dec 05, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 101769559
Casper Custer, Jr
Added by: Deb Hayes-Wolfe
 
Casper Custer, Jr
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