From Andreas History of the State of Nebraska, about persons who lived in Miami County Ohio, then went to Nebraska
Nemaha co, NE: JOSEPH CURTIS, proprietor of the Nemaha Valley Mills, and a large farmer of Aspinwall Precinct, came to Nebraska in 1868. He now owns about 600 acres of land in Nemaha County and the mill which he bought of F. E. Allen in 1881. This mill was built in 1868 by Joseph Thompson and Joseph Loveless; transferred by them to Mr. Allen and thoroughly rebuilt by him. It is now in first-class running order, furnished with three run of buhrs, one re-grinder, three bolt cloths, two purifiers, separator, etc., and does a large custom business. Mr. Curtis was born near Dayton, Ohio, and married Mary J. Westlake, of Miami County, Ohio, who died, leaving three children--Washington L., Burrell H. and Josiah T. By the present wife, née Catherine Kinney, he has two children-- Mary G. and Joseph B. F.
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