|Edward Kellogg Cobb was born October 12, 1843 to Lewis Tucker and Jane Allen (Kellogg) Cobb in |
Massachusetts. He moved with his family to Bureau County after 1850, settling in Manlius.
After moving to Wyanet in 1861, the Civil War broke out and he enlisted as a Private in the 57th Infantry
Regiment, Company B on December 26, 1861 in Princeton, Illinois. On December 02, 1863 he was promoted to
Sargent Major of the 57th Infantry Regiment, Company B, a rank he held until he mustered out on July 07,
1865 in Louisville, Kentucky.
Moving back to Wyanet after the war he met Lucy Ann Yearnshaw, daughter of John and Maria (Ross)
Yearnshaw. She was born October 11, 1847 in Centre, Bureau County, Illinois. They were married September
29, 1869 in Wyanet, Bureau County, Illinois. Of that marriage five children were born, Herbert Ernest, June
27, 1870, Lewis G., December, 1871, Winfred Roy, May 25, 1873, Edna E, June, 1887 and Fred H., April 19,
1890. Edward opened a thriving grocery business in Wyanet around 1869.
After the death of his mother Jane in 1874, Edward moved to Carleton, Thayer County, Nebraska, then to
Hamilton, Fillmore County, Nebraska in May of 1880 and finally to Geneva, Fillmore County, Nebraska.
During his time in Geneva he held numerous positions including farmer, County Clerk and Bank Director.
Edward K. Cobb died October 22, 1908 in Geneva, Fillmore County, Nebraska and is buried in Geneva Cemetery,
Geneva, Fillmore County, Nebraska.
His wife Lucy Ann (Yearnshaw) Cobb moved to Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota to live with her son and
daughter in-law, Herbert and Nella Cobb, after the death of Edward. She then moved to Wichita, Sedgwick
County, Kansas in 1912 to live with her aunt, Francis Annie (Fannie) (Yearnshaw) Spangler. She moved to
Yucaipa, San Bernardino County, California, living with her son and daughter in-law, Lewis and Nellie Cobb. She
then moved to Redlands City, San Bernardino County, California and finally to San Bernardino, San Bernardino
County, California, to live with her other son and daughter in-law, Fred and Mary Cobb.
Lucy Ann (Yearnshaw) Cobb died April 09, 1942 in San Bernardino, California and is buried with her husband,
Edward in Geneva Cemetery, Geneva, Fillmore County, Nebraska.