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Casper Custer, Sr
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Birth: May 10, 1833
Sankt Gallen, Switzerland
Death: Apr. 4, 1916
Vermilion County
Illinois, USA

Surname anglicized from Kuster. Wife is buried beside him. On 1900 U.S. Federal Census, wife is reported to have had 12 children, of which nine lived.

Obituary in the Rankin Independent 7 Apr 1916:
Casper Custer was born in Jona (canton St. Gallen), Switzerland, May 10, 1833, and died April 4, 1916, in Rankin, IL, at the age of 82 years, 10 months, and 25 days. He came to this country in 1855, and settled in LaSalle County of Illinois. In 1863 he moved onto his farm south of Rankin, where he lived until his death. He was married to Caroline Wurtz in 1866. To this union were born nine children: Caroline "Carrie" Haenggi of Clarence; Mary Ruedy of Chicago; Eliza "Lida" Worden of Alma, MI; Casper Custer, Jr., of Olivet, MI; August Custer of Springport, MI; Robert, Rudolf, and Albert Custer of Rankin; and, Nellie Kappler of Mt. Pleasant, MI. In addition to his wife and children, he is also survived by a brother Ferdinand Custer who is buried in the same cemetery.
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  Caroline Wurtz Custer (1844 - 1916)*
  Caroline Custer Haenggi (1870 - 1954)*
  Mary Custer DeJuren (1871 - 1937)*
  Eliza Custer Worden (1873 - 1931)*
  Casper Custer (1875 - 1928)*
  August Custer (1875 - 1949)*
  Robert Custer (1877 - 1944)*
  Rudolf Custer (1881 - 1931)*
  Albert Custer (1882 - 1924)*
  Nellie May Custer Kappler (1884 - 1957)*
*Calculated relationship
Rankin Union Cemetery
Vermilion County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Custer Plot/Center Section
Maintained by: Kathryn Haenggi Robinett
Originally Created by: Russell Kasper
Record added: Jan 31, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 47353531
Casper Custer, Sr
Added by: Russell Kasper
Casper Custer, Sr
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For my Great Grandfather
- Kathryn Haenggi Robinett
 Added: Aug. 18, 2012

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