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Omer E. Houck



In 1856 Johnson County, Iowa, Bradford Henyan born about 1799, Mary Ann 1820, Olmes C. 1840, Almira 1841, Sarah 1843, Hannah 1845, Cancer A. 1846, John M. 1848, Soring W. 1850, Martha 1854, Ika B. 1855, and Mahala 1856.

On the same page is William Hoack 1807, Nancy 1805, James 1835, Henry 1839, Rebecca 1841, Susan Hoack 1843.

James Houck and Almira Henion married in Johnson County December 22, 1859.

In 1880 Lincoln, Nebraska, James Houck is farming, 46, A. H. 38, with Ionett 19, Omer H. 15, and daugher R. M. 10. Her brother Louis A. Henyen 22 is a school teacher.

In 1887 Lincoln, Nebraska, Almira and Carrie Houck live on 19th, between J. and H. Street - So do James and Rosa.


James Houck 1835-1910 is buried in Lincoln, # 70412267, with "Alvina" (Henion) Houck 1838-1899 # 70412265.
January 13, 1928 "James Houck, 83, whose home was at Daykin, died Thursday evening at a local hhospital. The body is at Hodgman's cahapel and will be taken to Daykin for funeral servicees and burial."

In 1889 Lincoln, Nebraska, Omer E. Houck is a driver, living at 2248 Vine, so do Miss Rosa and Miss Carrie Houck, both dressmakers and James Houck, a farmer.

1893 Lincoln "The bastardy case instituted by Miss Mary Ascher against Omer Houck has linafiy been dismissed. Miss Ascher is said to be seriously ill at Syracuse. "

In 1910 Lincoln, Omer E. Houck runs a restaurant 48, born in Iowa, with Margaret E. 43 Kentucky - her second marriage. Clarence Baxter is 20, Georggia M. 19, , Antoinette C. Houck 3 and James Houck 1, all kkds born in Nebraska.


Omer E. Houck 1864-1914 is buried in Lincoln # 70412266.
September 8, 1914 "Omer E Houck, who was engaged in the restaurant business in Lincoln for more than twenty-five years, died Monday evening at 7:30 at Eureka Springs, Ark., whither he had gone in search of health. Mrs. Houck and their two children were with him when death came. The body will reach Lincoln Wednesday evening. Mr. Houck ban been ill since January with kidney trouble. He was forty-nine years old. Omer E. Houck was born at Iowa City, Iowa, May 4, 1865 and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Houck. When he was thirteen years Houck's parents moved to Nebraska and settled on a farm thirteen miles west of Lincoln. After a residence in Raymond for several years Mr. Houck came to Lincoln at the age of twenty-one and entered the restaurant business. He was first located at J026 Q street Later he opened the Merchant's restaurant in the streets hotel. For sixteen years he has operated a restaurant at 140 South Eleventh street. During part of this time he had charge of the eating house located in the Burlington switch yard at Lincoln. Mr. Houck wa* married to Mrs. Margaret Baxter in 189*. He is survived by a widow, two children five and seven years old and two stepchildren, C. E. and Georgia Baxter. "



Margaret is widowed in 1920 San Leandro, California, 51, with Anotoinette 12 and James 11, Goergia 20 and Iona Bentley a boarder, 23.

Omer cash-claimed a quarter in 32, 2N 48W in 1890 - about three miles southwest of Yuma.

In 1901 August Muntzing sued Omer E. Houck, Almira Houck, H.H. Barnes Thomas Ol. Moffett, and John C. Gammill regarding title to the southeast quarteer and south half of the southwest quarter of section 32.

July 1915 "Dye Beasley and H.C. Houck, who had been visiting with J. H. Stallsworth and family for a few days, left Wednesday evening for their home at Norton Center, Kansas."

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