REUBEN LEAGUE MARRIED MARIA CELESTIA EMMARETTA AUSTIN
My Great Grandfather Reuben League married Maria Celestia Emmaretta Austin. Simeon Austin was her father, my Great, Great Grandfather and he was a minister of the United Brethren. He moved to Nebraska from New York but lived in Illinois for awhile, where my Great Grandmother was born.
Simeon Austin started the United Brethren Church in the area that is now York, Nebraska but than was only York County, Nebraska. They worshiped in a sod church, with hay bales for chairs, and they shared the church with another denomination. My Great Grandfather Rubin League converted to the United Brethren and married my Great Grandmother, where she raised her family as a pioneer women. Doing all her work barefooted and saving her only pair of shoes for church. She made her children's clothing out of flour sacks and they were very devoted to the Lord. Floyd League was one of their children and my Grandfather.
Thomas Austin is my Great, Great, Great Grandfather.