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 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.
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.