Lou Cumber was the son of John and Mary Cumber, who came to the Ypsilanti, North Dakota region from Wisconsin in the early 1900s.
When they first came to Corwin Township, Stutsman County, they lived in a sod house, later moving to the R.R. Wright homestead in Aljoe coulie. Still later, they moved to the farm that was later known as the Henry Beckman farm.
Lou and Mary Cumber's children were Victor, John, Margaret, Evelyn, Clarence, George, David, Elsie, Luella, and Maynard.