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Hannah Kale Best
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Birth: Nov. 4, 1843, USA
Death: Mar. 12, 1908
Webster County
Nebraska, USA

Hannah was born Nov 4, 1843 to (John) Jacob Kale who was born in Maryland about 1809 and his wife, Hattie, who was born about 1810 in Ohio. There is some confusion over where Hannah was born. The Kales lived in Little Beaver, PA, very near the Ohio border and Hannah may have been born at her mother's parents in Ohio (Boardman, Venango County) or in Little Beaver, Lawrence, PA as the 1860 Census (taken when Hannah was 17 and living with her parents) says. Jacob was born in MD and Hattie in OH and Hannah in PA. In that same 1860 census, 8 of the siblings of Hannah were also born in PA but one, Henry, was born in Ohio.

Hannah married Robert Best 28 March, 1867 and they moved to Illinois soon after the marriage and remained there for 17 years. Robert moved from Illinois to Nebraska in 1893 with James, the oldest son in a covered wagon. Hannah and the rest of the family came later on. Hannah claimed never to have felt healthy after the death of her infant son, John, in 1880. She lived another 28 years though and died in 1908.

Robert and Hannah had 11 children according to the 1900 census, 9 of whom lived. The 11 were William James (Jim), Charles, Hester (died), Emma, Albert, David, John (died), Henry, Susan Amelia, Hannah Melzena, and George.

"Just as we go to press, we learn of the death of Mrs. R.C. Best, which occurred at their home southwest of Bladen, last night. Mrs. Best has been a sufferer for sometime and was not expected to live since late yesterday."
Bladen Enterprise
13 Mar 1908
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  Robert Charles Best (1843 - 1916)*
  William James Best (1868 - 1944)*
  Charles Robert Best (1869 - 1940)*
  Hester Elizabeth Best (1871 - 1872)*
  Emma Jane Best Turnbaugh (1873 - 1949)*
  Albert Best (1875 - 1951)*
  David Best (1877 - 1937)*
  John J Best (1880 - 1880)*
  Henry Best (1882 - 1949)*
  Susan Amelia Best McMahon (1884 - 1965)*
  Hannah Melzena Best Kral (1886 - 1954)*
  George Allan Best (1889 - 1960)*
*Calculated relationship
Plainview Cemetery
Webster County
Nebraska, USA
Created by: Pat Ellingson
Record added: Jul 26, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 39889348
Hannah <i>Kale</i> Best
Added by: Pat Ellingson
Hannah <i>Kale</i> Best
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Hannah <i>Kale</i> Best
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- StaceyS
 Added: Sep. 20, 2012
Rest in peace, Hannah.
- Pat Ellingson
 Added: Sep. 1, 2009

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