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Re: D.CASTETTER 1831-1900 Nebraska
Posted by: Carol GRENNAN Date: December 30, 2001 at 14:24:00
In Reply to: D.CASTETTER 1831-1900 Nebraska by Carol GRENNAN of 335

Since my post, I have found information to answer some of my questions? Now .... which line does he belong to? Could he be a grandson of Adam KERSTETTER & Charity ZETTLE??


6 July 1860 Richland, Washington County, Nebraska ....510/321
Abe CASTETTER 29 BookKeeper 1000/500 Ohio
Helen M. 23 Vermont
Minnie 4 Indiana
Frank M. 2 Nebraska
Helen Marr PHELPS .... Birth: 3 MAY 1837 ... Death: 29 MAY 1909 ..d/o Hiram Phelps b: 4 OCT 1801 & Lucinda Murray b: 22 FEB 1810 Williston, Chittenden, Vermont
Marriage .... Abraham Castetter
Source: History of Dodge and Washington Counties, Nebraska and Their People, Volumes I and II, pages, 749-750. Ed. Rev. William H. Buss, Fremont, Thomas T. Osterman, Blair. The American Historical Society, Chicago, 1921.
Abram Castetter is one of the ablest of the pioneer citizens of Washington County and is particularly well known for his extensive interests as a banker and as founder of the A. Castetter banking house of Blair. He was born in Ohio, February 13, 1831, and grew up and received his education in his native state. A young man seeking broader opportunities in the opening of a new western country, he came to Nebraska Territory in 1856, when the interest of the nation was being turned in this direction as a result of the discussion over the Kansas-Nebraska Bill in Congress. His first settlement was De Soto. In 1868, he moved to Blair, and the following year established a bank which has been in existence for over half a century as the banking house of A. Castetter. He was an active republican, served as county clerk of Washington County, and has many business and civic interests to lend importance to his name. He was affiliated with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Mr. Castetter, whose honored career came to a close on April 23, 1900, married in 1854 Helen M. Phelps of Williston, Vermont. She followed her husband to Nebraska in 1857 and was his personal assistant while he was in the office of county clerk. She was one of the woman pioneers of Washington county, and was long prominent socially. Her death occurred May 29, 1909.
Located on what was known as "Silk Stocking Row" in Blair during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the Abraham Castetter house is a product of Eclecticism. The original house was built in the French Second Empire style in 1876, with later additions following various architectural styles that were popular during the 1880s and 1890s. Castetter, a native of Ohio, moved to Blair in 1869 and entered the banking business. In 1898 he established "The Banking House of A. Castetter." In 1887 Castetter deeded to the city land which formed the nucleus of the city park.
D.CASTETTER is called a Pioneer Banker of Blair, Burt Co Nebraska

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