Robert Curren

Excepted with permission from
Andreas' History of the State of Nebraska (1882)

Produced by Sherri Brakenhoff

Thanks to Stephen E. Williams for researching this excerpt.

ROBERT CURREN, farmer, Section 14, P. O. Osceola, came to Nebraska in the fall of 1871, and took up a homestead where he now resides with a surplus capital of just $11, but, with his indomitable energy and perseverance, he pulled through grasshopper pests, etc., etc., and gained the possession of one of the finest farms in Polk County, consisting of 400 acres well stocked and with comfortable buildings. Mr. Curren is a native of Ireland, being born April 9, 1842; emigrated to the United States in 1853, first settling in Ohio, where he followed various occupations till the breaking-out of the war; then enlisted in Company A, Forty-eighth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and served nearly three years, and was taken prisoner at the siege of Vicksburg; was carried to Jackson, Miss., where he escaped the enemy, and was nine months in reaching the Union lines.

Grave of John Curren, Dripping Springs Cemetery, Cleveland Co., Oklahoma
Co A, 48 Ohio Inf., Born July 11, 1841, Gustborn, Ireland, Died May 23, 1917, Noble, Okla.


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