Byus Neese

9 April 1847–13 January 1907 (Age 59)
Owen, Indiana, United States

The Life of Byus

When Byus Neese was born on 9 April 1847, in Owen, Indiana, United States, his father, Washington Columbus Neese, was 30 and his mother, Leah Anderson, was 29. He married Mary Ellen Mead on 18 April 1869, in Webster Township, Hamilton, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Cedar Rapids, Boone, Nebraska, United States in 1885 and Plum Creek Township, Boone, Nebraska, United States in 1900. He died on 13 January 1907, in Fort Steilacoom, Pierce, Washington, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Western State Hospital Memorial Cemetery, Lakewood, Pierce, Washington, United States.

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Byus Neese
Mary Ellen Mead
Marriage: 18 April 1869
Edward Neese
Kate Neese
Elva Olive Neese
Almond Leonard Neese
Esther Neese
Robert Ellis Neese
Bessie Ella Neese
Gertrude Neese
Reva Marie Neese
Leland Mead Neese

Spouse and Children

18 April 1869
Webster Township, Hamilton, Iowa, United States


    Edward Neese




    Esther Neese


    Robert Ellis Neese


+5 More Children

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+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 4

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.
1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 10

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

Age 16

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Naois ( see McNeese ).2 North German and Dutch: from a short form of the female personal name Agnes ( see Annis ).3 Americanized form of German Nies or possibly Kniess ( see Knez ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Tobias West, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Byus Neese, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Byas Nease in household of Washington Nease, "United States Census, 1850"

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