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David Smith

Born - December 4, 1859

Brownville, Richardson County, Nebraska

Married - August 4,1894

Saint Paul Lutheran Church

Nemaha County, Nebraska

Died - October 12, 1942

Buried - Sheridan Cemetery

Auburn, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Section-3  Lot-687  Row-17



Albert Smith Francis Harry Smith Christina (Eltiste) Smith

David, Francis, Albert & Christina Smith





OCTOBER 22, 1942






David Smith was born at Brownsville, Nebraska, December 4, 1859 and passed away October 12, 1942 at the age of 82 years, 10 months and 8 days.

He was the fourth child of a family of five children born to Peter and Eliza Smith.

At the age of seven the family moved to a farm which his father homesteaded in Lafayette precinct, where he grew to manhood. He was united in marriage in 1895 to Christina Eltiste. To this union two sons were born, Francis H. and Albert J.

A short time was spent in Auburn, after which they moved to a farm southwest of Auburn, making that their home until 1931, when the family moved to DeRidder, Louisiana. In April 1941, Mr. Smith returned to Nemaha County, where he spent the remainder of his life.

He had a natural ability for music and was an accomplished violinist, also very efficient in woodwork.

He had a deep religious faith, having been raised in a home of Baptist faith, was a home loving man, kindly and willing to help others.

He is survived by his wife and son, Francis of Orlando, Florida. His son, Albert, preceded him in death 22 years ago. Two brothers, Isaac and Thomas, and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Niebel and Miss Lucretia Smith, preceded him in death. Near relatives surviving are two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Celia Smith and Mrs. Ella Smith of Brock, four nieces, Misses Lillie, Ada and Irma Smith of Brock, and Mrs. Eugene Sire of O’Neill, Nebraska; two nephews, Royal G. Smith of Brock and Merton D. Smith of Table Rock; also a cousin, John Blake, of Seattle, Washington.

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the Casey and Timm mortuary at 2 o’clock, with Rev. Lawrence W. Bash of the First Christian church conducting. Raymond Kiechel sang “The Old Rugged Cross,” “City Four Square” and “Sweet By and By.” The pallbearers were: William Hawley, Charles Hawley, Wayne Stoddard, Hugh Stoddard, Woodford Butterfield and George Schmucker. Interment was in Sheridan cemetery where his son, Albert was buried. 




Buried - Sheridan Cemetery - Auburn, Nebraska


Wife - Christina (Eltiste) Smith

Born - February12, 1873

Burgsalach, Bavaria, Germany



Son - Francis H. Smith

Born - April 13, 1896

Son - Albert James Smith

Born - April 25, 1900 


Brother - Isaac Smith

Born - February 27,1851

Rock County, Wisconsin


Sister - Mary A. (Smith) Niebel

Born - 1853 - Wisconsin

Died - June 18, 1882

Burial - Linden cemetery, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Husband - John Niebel

Brother - Thomas A. Smith

Born - January 29, 1855

Rock County, Wisconsin

Sister - Lucretia Smith

Born - February 25, 1865

Brownville, Nemaha County, Nebraska


Father - Peter Smith

Mother - Eliza (Blake) Smith

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