When Solomon Franklin Custer was born on 10 November 1818, in Montgomery, Ohio, United States, his father, Paul Custer, was 40 and his mother, Mary Garver, was 38. He married Fanny Alger on 16 November 1836, in Dublin, Jackson Township, Wayne, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 27 March 1885, in Dublin, Jackson Township, Wayne, Indiana, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in South Lawn Cemetery, Dublin, Jackson Township, Wayne, Indiana, United States.
Americanized form of German Köster or Küster ‘sexton’ (see Kuster 1).
Swiss German: variant of Kuster .
English and Scottish (of Norman origin): occupational name from Old French coustier (masculine), coustiere (feminine), for a maker of feather beds or cushions.
The following obituary was found in the Adolphus Barnes Family Bible (also known as the Stephen Barnes Family Bible). Spelling and punctuation are uncorrected. "Fanny W. Custer, wife of the late So …