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Liberty Freemont Grant

Born - Monday, February 23, 1857

Jefferson County, Wisconsin

Residence - Wednesday, August 1,  1860

Hebron, Jefferson County, Wisconsin

Married - Sunday, December 17, 1882

Fall City, Richardson County, Nebraska

Residence - Thursday,  June 4, 1885

Bedford  Precinct, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Residence - Tuesday,  June 5, 1900

Bedford Precinct, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Occupation- Farmer

Residence - Wednesday, January 7, 1920

2118 "P" Street

Auburn, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Died - Thursday, October 14, 1948

Los Angles County, California

Buried - Howe Cemetery

Nemaha County, Nebraska

Buried - Howe Cemetery - Nemaha County, Nebraska





Golden Wedding Was Celebrated

Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Grant

Wed Fifty Years

Family Gathering in Honor of Happy Event Held at Home in Auburn Tuesday

Years of Wedded Life Spent in This County

Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Grant celebrated their golden wedding

anniversary at their home,  2118 "P" Street, Wednesday.

 The occasion was made very happy for this bride and groom

of half century ago, by a surprise which had been planned, by their children and other relatives.  Beautiful bouquets were sent by

friends as tokens of love and esteem and as mediums of which congratulations might be expressed.  Family dinner was

 served at noon, dining room  decorations of yellow and

white reflecting the sentiment of the occasion.  In the center

 of the table dolls, representing miniature bride and groom,

stood beneath an arch of ferns and yellow flowers with

pathway of flowers of the same hue leading into the arch.  Two sons, Frank C. Grant and wife of Lincoln, and Ralph J. Grant

and wife of Falls City, were present to help their parents

celebrate this important anniversary, the observance of

which so few are privileged to enjoy.  The third son

H. R. Grant of Baker Oregon was unable to be present.


Relative of Mr. Grant present included his sister

Mrs. Henry Miner and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Hawkins,

Mr. and Mrs. Everett Bassinger and son, Bobbie.

 Four generations were present represented in this group. 

Mrs. Hawkins is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Miner;

Mrs. Bassinger is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hawkins

and their son Bobbie, completes the four generations.

 Miss Blanch Dye and Miss Jessie Dye. nieces were

 also among the guests.


Brothers of Mrs. Grant included in this family

gathering were W. O. Minor and wife, and Frank Minor

and wife of Tecumseh, and Charles Minor and wife of Graf. 

Other relatives present were Mr. and Mrs. John Stokes and

Dr. and Mrs. E. M. Tyler  Mrs. Stokes is Mrs. Grant's

only living aunt and Dr. and Mrs. E. M. Tyler are parents of

Mrs. Frank C Grant.


Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Grant were married at Falls City,

 December 6, 1882, Judge J. R. Wilhite, one of the

 pioneer county judges of Richardson County.  Before her

 Marriage Mrs. Grant was Miss Minnie Minor. 

Mr. Grant first came to Nebraska in 1875, but because

of grasshoppers and drought, returned to his home in

Jefferson County, Wisconsin.  When conditions were more

favorable he returned to Nebraska and after their marriage

the bride and groom went to live on the farm now occupied

by Frank Aue southeast of Auburn. They afterward moved to

Johnson county and in 1887 moved to Chase county where

they lived nine years. In 1896 they returned to Nemaha county

and resumed life on the farm, retiring in the spring

 of 1915 to move to Auburn.


Mr. and Mr. Grant have had an active part in community life.

During their long period of residence they have enjoyed

the respect of all those with whom they have had associations

and there are many who join in congratulations and good wishes

 and who trust that they may long be spared to enjoy in peace

and comfort the gift in the form of a beautiful chair given them by their children on the occasion of their golden wedding anniversary.


Nemaha County Herald


December 8, 1932





Auburn Man Hurt When Car Skidded


L. F. Grant was painfully but not seriously injured in an automobile

accident which occurred near Milford last Friday. Mr. Grant had

disposes of a load of grapes in towns in that section and was on his

way home when the mishap occurred. The car skidded in loose

gravel and turned partly over in a shallow ditch. Mr. Grant was

thrown from the seat with such force as to cause numerous cuts and

severe bruises but no bones were broken. He was taken to the office

of a doctor at Milford where first aid was given. His son, Frank C. Grant

of Lincoln was notified and went to Milford and arranged to have his

father brought to his home in an ambulance. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Grant

also came to Auburn upon being notified of the accident. Mr. Grant

is now recovering nicely and no permanent bad effects are expected.


Nemaha County Herald


September 1, 1932






~ Liberty F. Grant ~

LIBERTY F. GRANT was the last of seven children of Mr. and Mrs. Willard Grant. Himself a pioneer, he was the son of pioneers. His father went from New York to Wisconsin as a young man, one of the first seven settlers in Jefferson County. They cleared space in the forest and built their own log cabins. His father was a farmer, but in addition served as a teacher in the public schools, register of deeds and state legislator.

Mr. Grant was born February 23, 1857. He came of Nebraska at the age of 16. At that time the Missouri Pacific railroad was being constructed from Omaha to Kansas City. In December 1882, he was married to Miss Minnie Miner, of near Tecumseh. They farmed a few years in Nemaha and Johnson counties, and then homesteaded in Chase County, Nebraska, where they remained for 10 years.

While there he served as chairman of distribution of aid to the needy during the drought and depression of the early 90’s. Forced by the drought to leave, be brought his family back to eastern Nebraska. He farmed successively on a farm near Bracken, a 320 acre farm on the Muddy, and finally purchased a farm northeast of Howe adjoining the Church Howe land. He was an expert mechanic and carpenter. In both western and eastern Nebraska he managed threshing and corn shelling crews, thus becoming acquainted with the farmers all over these territories. And there are barns and other buildings scattered over these counties which he built.

In 1912, he retired to Auburn, where he purchased acreage and planted an orchard and vineyard. His grapes and other fruits were widely recognized for their superiority. His love of the work and his sturdy qualities were exemplified by the fact that he sprayed his orchard and pruned his trees and vines till he was 86 years of age.

Mr. and Mrs. Grant celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in December 1942, with a family dinner. Mr. Grant spent the next two years with a son in Lincoln, and the three years since with another son in California. While there,  he made a trip back to Nebraska for a last visit with friends and relatives, flying both ways. He declared that that was the only way to travel. His last days were not filled with suffering, as he was never really ill. He just gradually grew weaker, and finally went to sleep one night and did not awaken.

He is survived by three sons, H. R., of Baker, Oregon, Frank C., of Lincoln and Ralph J. of Inglewood, California; four grandchildren and three great- grandchildren.

Mr. Grant loved and participated in sports and games. He loved music, and without much training was a skillful violinist. He loved the Bible and his country’s flag and all they stand for. He never talked very long to anyone with out referring to “The Good Book” and  “Old Glory.” His most outstanding characteristics were his industry, his patience, his adaptability to difficult circumstances, and his honesty. The last named quality was no doubt inspired by the words of his father to him when he was leaving home at 16. He said; “Liberty, there is just one thing I want to say to you for you to remember – “Pay your honest debts, and wear out your old shoes.”

Funeral services were held Sunday, October 14th at the Casey and Timm funeral home with Rev. H. D. Keefer officiating. Mrs. Esther Wells sang, with C. E. Hohensee playing the accompaniment.

Pallbearers were John Zacharias, Ernest Fellers, Paul Milam, Ralph Hawkins, Clarence Coeur and Fred Rothert.

Interment in Howe cemetery.

Nemaha County Herald


October  21, 1948




Wife - Minnie G. (Minor) Grant

Born - Sunday, March 15,1863

Ipava, Fulton County, Illinois

Died - Wednesday, March 24, 1943

Her Home

Auburn, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Buried - Thursday, March 25, 1943

Howe Cemetery

Nemaha County, Nebraska

Minnie's Father - Samuel Marion Minor

Born - November 5, 1831

Blackville, Monongahela County, Virginia

Married -  August 7, 1856 - Fulton County, Illinois

Died - March 18, 1915 - Johnson County, Nebraska

Buried - March 20, 1915 - Tecumseh Cemetery

Tecumseh, Johnson, County, Nebraska

Block-63  Lot-1

Minnie's Mother - Mary Jane (Holmes) Minor

Born -July 13, 18389 - Fulton County, Illinois

Died - July 30, 1898  - Johnson County, Nebraska

Buried - July 31, 1898  - Tecumseh Cemetery

Tecumseh, Johnson, County, Nebraska

Block-63  Lot-1





MARCH 25, 1943

Mrs. L. F. Grant

Died Wednesday

Mrs. L. F. Grant who celebrated her 80th birth anniversary, March 15th, quietly passed away at their home on South “P” Street at about 3:30 Wednesday morning, following a period of declining health. Her passing comes as a distinct shock to her great host of friends.

Minnie Miner was born at Ipava, Illinois, March 15th, 1863, only daughter of a family of seven children. In 1872 her father brought his family his family to Nebraska, making the trip in a covered wagon, in which they endured the hardships known to those stalwart and hardy pioneers of that era. They settled on a farm about five miles south of Auburn. They later moved to Johnson County where they resided for a time.

She was united in marriage to Liberty F. Grant, December 14, 1882, and with Mr. Grant had the pleasure of celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary this past December. Following their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Grant moved to a farm southwest of Howe, where they resided for a time. They later moved to Johnson County, staying there for two years. The urge of the western section of the state called them and they took a homestead in Chase county in 1896, where they lived for some little time before returning to their former home county, that of Nemaha. To this happy union there were born three sons, all of whom survive their mother.

Mrs. Grant was a member of the Avenue Methodist Church where for years; she took an active part in the affairs of this group. Her pleasures and joys centered around her home life, and doing those things for others that she could so capably do.

Her husband, Liberty F. Grant, and three sons, H. R. Grant, Baker, Oregon, Frank C. Grant, Lincoln, and Ralph J. Grant, St. Paul, Minnesota, survive her. Two sons, Frank C. and Ralph J. Grant, were able to be present for the funeral rites of their mother.

Funeral services will be held today (Thursday) at the Casey and Timm funeral home at 2 p.m., with Rev. M. R. Willis, Franklin, former pastor of the Avenue Methodist church in this city, conducting the services. Interment will be made at the Howe cemetery.




Public Sale

Tuesday, February 27, 1912



Son - Hassie Raymond Grant

Born - Monday, September 17, 1883

Nemaha County, Nebraska

Married - Monday, August 9, 1926

Spink, Union County, South Dakota

Residence - April 12, 1930

Baker City, Baker County, Oregon

Occupation - Musical Director - Public School

Died - October 9, 1966

Baker City, Baker County, Oregon

Wife - Jessie Claire (Simpson) Grant

Born - May 13, 1884 - Iowa

Residence - April 12, 1930

Baker City, Baker County, Oregon  ۩ Occupation - Teacher

Died - October 19, 1964   ۩ Baker County, Oregon


Son - Frank Clarence Grant

Born - July 22, 1885

Nemaha County, Nebraska

Died - October 1964 - California

Wife - Gertrude (Tyler) Grant

Born - February1887 - Nebraska

Parents - Eugene M, & Florence Tyler


Son - Ralph James Grant

Born - Tuesday, January10, 1893

Nemaha County, Nebraska

Died - Wednesday, April 11, 1979

San Bernardino, California

Wife - Ida Grant

Born -1893 - Pennsylvania



Sister - Mary E. (Grant) Dye

Born - Wednesday, March 22, 1848

Jefferson County, Wisconsin


Sister - Ellen G. (Grant) Miner

Born - Sunday, April 7, 1850

Jefferson County, Wisconsin


Brother - Samuel LaMonte Grant

Born - June 1852

Jefferson County, Wisconsin


Sister - Martha V. (Grant) Palmer

Born - December 1854

Jefferson County, Wisconsin


Brother - Willard James Grant

Born - September 1860

Jefferson County, Wisconsin



Father - Willard Grant

Mother - Sarah (Dye) Grant


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