HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID
RG1611.AM: Charles F. Kostman, 1876-1966
Seward County, Nebraska: Pioneer
Size: One folder
Carl and Wilhelmine Kostman emigrated from Germany and initially settled in eastern Iowa near Elkader. Former schoolmates from Germany were living in Seward, Nebraska, and after corresponding, convinced Carl to move west and purchase land near Seward. The family farmed eighty acres. By 1880, the family had moved to Dawson County, Nebraska. Wilhelmine died in 1907. Carl eventually went to live with a daughter and her family in Minnesota. Carl Kostman died in 1920. Carl and Wilhelmine Kostman are buried in Riverview Cemetery at Rock Rapids, Iowa.
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE
This collection consists of one folder containing a photocopy of the handwritten reminiscences of Carl Kostman as recorded by his son, Charles F. Kostman. Charles’ comments are intermixed in the reminiscences. The reminiscences describe frontier and pioneer life near Seward, Nebraska, land settlement, an overland journey west, seeing bison and other wildlife, etc. Also included is a typed transcript of the handwritten reminiscences.
- Reminiscences of Carl Kostman (handwritten)
Frontier and pioneer life — Nebraska — Seward County
Kostman, Carl, 1842-1920
Kostman, Charles F., 1876-1966
Land settlement — Nebraska
Wildlife — Nebraska