I found Laurence Ustick in the1900 census in Thurston,NE. They listed them as UPTICK is why it was hard to find.His father is John W. Ustick born apr 1856 in Ill.-mother was Almedia born feb 1860 in Ky. Marriage records for Nebraska shows John W. Utick married Almeda B. Galey on 3 Aug 1879 at Belle Creek,Burt Co.,NE. Johns parents were Henry Ustick and Susan McMullen. Hopes this helps you some.