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Minnie Sophia (Muller) Preston

Born - November 10, 1886

Rohrs, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Married - August 9, 1910

Auburn, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Died - December 29, 1960

Buried - Mount Hope Cemetery,

San Diego County, California



Husband - Horace Alva Preston

Born - November 28, 1890 - Iowa

Died - January 10, 1961

San Diego, California

Buried - Mount Hope Cemetery,

San Diego County, California

Father - Milo F. Preston

Born -November 1859 - Illinois

Mother - Laura Francis (Simpson) Preston

Born -December 25,1864 - Illinois

Died - February 7, 1948

Buried - Sheridan Cemetery, Auburn, Nemaha, County, Nebraska



Daughter - Jeanette Preston


Daughter - Verna Laura (Preston) Freeman

Born - February 23, 1913

Auburn, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Died - November 6, 1978

San Diego County, California


God Bless AmericaSon - Harvey L. "Butch" Preston

Born - July 6, 1915

Auburn, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Died - January 5, 1977

Veteran's Hospital, Grand Island, Nebraska

Buried - Grand Island Cemetery

Grand Island, Nebraska







Harvey L. "Buck" Preston, 61 of 1725 St. Paul Road, died

 Wednesday at a local hospital.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Apfel-Butler-Geddes Funeral

Home with Rev. George H. Updegrove officiating. Burial will be

in Westlawn Cemetery. Visitation was to be Thursday from 3-9 p.m.

Mr. Preston was born July 6, 1915, at Auburn to Alva and Minnie

Miller Preston. He was educated in Auburn and Falls City schools. He joined a Civilian Conservation Corps camp in 1933 and worked on projects in Nebraska ad Kansas. He joined the Army in Feburay of 1942 and received several decorations and commendations for his

service as a rifleman for Co. E., 118th Infantry. He fought in the
Tunisian, Sicilian, Naples-Foggia, Rome-Arno, Normandy, Northern

France, Ardennes, Rhineland and other Central European campaigns.

Upon his discharge in July 1945, he returned to Nebraska and worked

as a superintendent of construction in Lincoln and Omaha. He came to Grand Island in 1962, and worked as a masonry contractor. He had

no immediate family.


 Grand Island Daily Independent


January 6, 1977




Sister - Anna Marie (Muller) Weigel

Born - January 1, 1874


Brother - August Muller

Born - April 29, 1877

Rohrs, Nemaha County, Nebraska


Sister - Christinia (Muller) Wallenberg

Born - July 11, 1879


Sister - Emma (Muller) Ross

Born - August 3, 1882


Sister - Margaret (Muller) Jones

Born - January 1885


Sister - Tilde "Mathilda" (Muller) Mook

Born - 1887



Father - Mattis "Matthaus" Muller

Mother - Maria Margarete (Eltiste) Muller


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