Custer’s Messenger Ben Connor

Custer’s Messenger Dead

Ben Arnold, Scout and Soldier, Answers Final Call. Had Let Eventful Life. Right Name was Connor. Married a Meadow Grove Girl in 1877.

His name was shown as Benjamin Monroe Connor and as Benjamin Moore Connor in the article. He was born March 5, 1844 at Nelsonville, Ohio. On January 5, 1877 he married Josephine Grandon at Meadow Grove, Nebraska. They had six children with one of whom died in childhood. Excerpts from Meadow Grove News, Friday December 8, 1922 on page 1.

Ahlmann, Fred

Fred Ahlmann Dies Suddenly
Home From Dakota Homestead Visiting Family, He Suddenly Expires

Fred Ahlmann, an old resident of Norfolk, died suddenly from an attack of heart failure as 8 o’clock Friday morning at his home. Mr. Ahlmann, who is a brother of W. F. Ahlmann, is survived by a widow and six children. Funeral arrangements have not yet been made. Mr. Ahlmann was born in Germany, where his first wife died. Those children live in Germany. There were two children by his second marriage, Albert and Hattie, who, with their mother, survive in Norfolk.

Source: The Norfolk Weekly News-Journal, Friday, March 4, 1910, page 2.