An American Family History

Luticha Branstiter Mallory


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Other spellings--Brandstatter, Brandstetter, Brandsteter, Brandstaetter, Bransletter, Branstatter, Bransteeter, Branstetter, Branstiter, Branstitter, Branstitre, Branstudder, Broadtsteddler, Bronstetter, Brunstetter, Brunsteter, Brunstautton

Shelby County, Ohio is in western Ohio and was formed in 1819 from Miami County.

Nebraska was not settled by many European-Americans until 1848. In the 1860s, the government took Native American land and opened it for homesteaders. Nebraska became the 37th state on March 1, 1867,

Illinois became a state in 1818. A large influx of American settlers came in the 1810s by the Ohio River.

Luticha Branstiter Mallory was born on March 17, 1844 in Dinsmore Township, Shelby County, Ohio. She was the daughter of Daniel Branstiter and Elizabeth Baker.

She (Lutitia Bransletter) married Ambrose Hector Mallory on February 3, 1864 in Morgan County, Illinois. A. H. was born in 1839 in Illinois. His parents, Morton Mallory and Mary Louise Taylor, were from Ireland.

A. H. enlisted in the Civil War on July 4, 1862 and served in Company F of the 70th Illinois Infantry as a private. He mustered out on October 23, 1862 at Camp Butler, Springfield, Illinois where they had remained doing guard duty.

Their children included:
Charles Edgar Mallory (November 13, 1864, married Flora Myrtle Harney),
Clara Belle Mallory (November 20, 1867, married Andrew Doane Higgins),
Mary Louise Mallory (December 2, 1868, married Thomas Costello),
James Harvey Mallory (June 20, 1874, married Ida Belle Burgess),
Rosewell Hector Mallory (December 8, 1876, married Margaret S. Ramold),
Willie Mallory (February 14, 1879, died at 2 months),
Thomas Elmer Mallory (June 18, 1880, married Jennie Crum and Zella Fern Richmond),
Dorcas Mallory (January 25, 1883, died at 3 weeks) and
Dollie Averica Mallory (June 23, 1885, married John Ninceheiser).

By 1870 they were living in Glen Rock, Nemaha County, Nebraska where they remained for the rest of their lives. The household consisted of A. H. age 28, Luticia age 24, Charles E. age 5, and Mary L. age 1. The household also included S. E. Branstiter age 7 and Mary E. Branstiter age 3. These girls were her nieces, Sarah Ellen and Mary Etti who were Henry Branstiter's girls. Their mother, Eliza, had died in February, 1870.

The family appeared in the 1880 census in Glen Rock. At that time the family consisted of A. H. Mallory age 40, L. C. Mallory age 38, C. E. Mallory age 15, Clara Mallory age 13, Mary Mallory age 11, James Mallory age 6, and R. H. Mallory age 4.  Smith Graham age 25 a laborer and D. D. Hogland age 31 a stock dealer were also listed as household members.

In 1900 the household consisted of A. H. age 61, L. C. age 56, Rosey age 23, Elmer age 10, and Dolly age 14. There were two boarders. The census indictes that Luticia had given birth to 9 children, 7 of whom were still living.

In 1910 the household only included A. H. and Luticia. His occupation was carpenter.

They appeared in the 1920 census in Nemaha County. A. H. was 80 and Luticia was 75. They were living with their son Elmer who was 39 and granddaughter Gwendolin who was 15.

A. H. died in 1922 and Luticha died on January 15, 1930 when she was 85. They were buried in Glenrock cemetery.
Children of Daniel Branstiter and
Elizabeth Baker
  • Henry Branstiter
  • Sarah Branstiter Taylor
  • Philip Branstiter
  • Emery Branstiter
  • Mahala Branstiter Swartz
  • James Branstiter
  • Jacob Branstitre
  • Mary E. Branstiter Miller
  • Synthia Branstiter
  • Luticha Branstiter Mallory
  • Eliza Branstiter Baker
  • Daniel Branstiter
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    Sudden Call Came to Julian Woman
    Mrs. A. H. Mallory
    Passed Away Wednesday
    Was Stricken Shortly After Eating The Evening Meal and Death Came Almost Without Warning—
    Was Among Early Settlers of This County
    Mrs. A. H. Mallory passed away at her home in Julian Wednesday evening January 15 after having been ill but a few moments. She had eaten her evening meal and carried her chair to an adjoining room and a few moments later complained of pain in her breast. Mrs. R. (sic) H. Mallory called Mrs. Costelio, her daughter, who came at once but before anything could be done to aid the stricken woman she breathed her last.

    Lutcha Branstitter was born March 17, 1844 in Shelby county, Ohio, her age at the time of her death being 85 years, 9 months and 29 days. When a child she moved with her parents to Illinois, where she grew to womanhood and was united in marriage to Ambrose H. Mallory, February 3, 1864. 

    To them nine children were born two of whom preceded her in death. She is survived by four sons, James H. of Brush, Colo.; Charles E. of Haigler, Nebr.; Rosewell H., of Julian, Nebr., and Elmer T. Merna, Nebr., and three daughters, Mrs. A.D. Higgins of Louisville, Nebr.; Mrs. Tom Costello, Julian Nebr., and Mrs. John Ninceheiser, Eckley, Colo.  She is also survived by her brother, Daniel Branstiter of Clinton, Illinois and by twenty-two grandchildren and forty great grandchildren.

    Mrs. Mallory was one of that hardy band of pioneers whose numbers are rapidly growing smaller. In 1869 she and her husband settled in Nemaha county and in 1892 moved to Julian, where she made her home until her death.

    She was converted and joined the United Brethren church in Julian, being a charter member. She was very consistent in the discharge of her religious duties until the Lord called her from labor to reward. Her record of membership in the church for nearly forty years was also a record to the community. Her sympathy and charity have been helpful to many and those who she left behind mourn her passing and those of her family have the sympathy of all her wide circle of friends.

    The funeral was held from the United Brethren church in Julien at 10 o’clock Saturday morning, the services being conducted by Rev. L. Otis Webb, the pastor. The remains were laid to rest in the family burial lot in Glenrock cemetery beside the grave of her husband who preceded her in death several years ago. The pall bearers were Barney Autenkamp, P. J. Scholl, John Hoagland, W. A. Hodges and H. A. Harney.

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