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NEBRASKA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG4200.AM:  Abie Milling Company (Abie, Neb.)



Records:  1909-1945

Abie, Butler County, Neb.:  Flour mill

Size:  6 volumes and 2 folders



HISTORICAL NOTE



The Abie Milling Company was incorporated in 1905 in Abie, Nebraska, a predominantly Czech settlement. In 1912 the original owners (Vacin, Maleveo, and Svoboda) sold their interests to Joe Koutnik and Charles Docehal who assumed control of the operation. The mill produced and sold the “White Lily” and “Pride” brands of Nebraska wheat flours. Another major product was “Svoboda Rye Flour.” All of the mill’s products were known for their high standard of quality and were marketed extensively throughout the Omaha, Fremont, Schuyler, Prague, and Butler County areas. As a result of unfavorable economic conditions, largely brought on by the Great Depression, the Abie Milling Company had discontinued operations by 1945. The old mill building was subsequently dismantled and moved to a nearby farm.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection of the records of the Abie Milling Company, Abie, Nebraska, consists of six volumes and one file folder of manuscript material arranged in two series: 1) Account Books, 1909-1945; and 2) Miscellany.



The bulk of this collection consists of materials relating to the ongoing business activities of the Abie Milling Company. Specifically, the volumes in Series 1 include records of daily receipts and expenditures as well as ledger accounts showing debits and credits of particular individuals. Arrangement of the latter is alphabetical. Series 2 includes such materials as stock certificates, receipts, bills, and a history of Abie and its businesses.



DESCRIPTION



Series 1 – Account Books, 1909-1945



Box 1

Volume




  1. Record of Receipts, 1909-1926

  2. Sales Book (including Grain Deposit Certificates), 1912-1937

  3. Records Book, 1919-1936

  4. Account Ledger, 1921-1941

  5. Daybook, 1938-1945

  6. Account Book, 1942-1944



Series 2 – Miscellany



Folder




  1. 1912-1944

  2. Koutnik family land records



 



ADDED ENTRIES:



Abie Milling Company (Abie, Neb.)

Abie (Neb.) — Businesses

Abie (Neb.) — History

Butler County (Neb.) — Businesses

Butler County (Neb.) — History

Grain trade — Nebraska

Mills and mill-work — Nebraska — Abie



 



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