Bertha Mabel Rusler Chase

Fred & Bertha Chase Wedding

Fred & Bertha Chase Wedding

Bertha Mabel was the sixth child of Michael and Augusta Rusler.  She was born February15, 1885 in York Nebraska.  She married Fred Chase about 1907 and they had a farm in Algernon, Custer, Nebraska.  Their daughter Mary was born March 31, 1913.  They had a second daughter eleven years later in 1923 named Lillie Genice.  My Grandma Mabel was named after her Aunt Bertha.  Bertha died May 15, 1967 in Arcadia, Valley, Nebraska and Fred died in 1950.

Mary and Earl Sterns

Mary and Earl Sterns

Mary Augusta Chase married Earl Sterns late in life and as far as I have been able to tell they had no children.  Mary died January 1, 1972 and is buried in the Mason City Cemetery, Custer County, Nebraska.  In the 1940 census before Mary and Earl had married, Earl was living with Fred Burtzloff.

Mary and Lillie Genice Chase

Mary and Lillie Genice Chase

Lillie Genice Chase married Fred Burtzloff.  The Burtzloffs’ had several children.  Edward, Barbara, and Lillie Mae.  Lillie Genice Chase Burtzloff died August 5, 1995 in Broken Bow, Custer, Nebraska.

Copy of 6-Fred & Bertha Chase Bertha 80 on 2-14-65 Pearls sis

Mary Chase

Mary Chase

Mary Chase

Mary Chase

Fred, Bertha & Mary Chase

Fred, Bertha & Mary Chase

Fred& Bertha Chase

Fred& Bertha Chase

About Rosanna Ward

Rosanna is a devoted mother of four children, two of which are homeschool graduates. She currently homeschools her 11 and 6 year old sons. Rosanna is a homeschool graduate and a graduate of Oral Roberts University: She grew up in Tulsa and has been homeschooling here for the past eleven years. Rosanna has loved family history for as long as she can remember and love genealogy for the stories of her ancestors.
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