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NEBRASKA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG4424.AM:  Daniel H. Wheeler, 1834-1912



Papers:  1857-1879

Plattsmouth, Cass County, Neb.:  Businessman

Size:  1 folder



BACKGROUND NOTE



Daniel H. Wheeler was born in Flowerfield, St. Joseph County, Michigan in 1834. He spent his early childhood on a farm and attended the district schools in Flowerfield. In 1852 he attended the academy at Schoolcraft, Michigan and in 1856, migrated to Nebraska. Wheeler settled in Plattsmouth, Cass County and held various clerking jobs until 1860 when he joined a local hardware firm. In 1859 Wheeler established a real estate business and also maintained a hardware business in Plattsmouth. He was Cass County Treasurer from 1861 to 1862. In 1862 he was elected Justice of the Peace and in 1864, was appointed to the office of County Judge. He studied law in Plattsmouth and was admitted to the Bar in 1868. This same year Wheeler was elected Secretary of the State Board of Agriculture and held that office until 1881, in this capacity he was heavily involved in the Nebraska State Fair. He was elected Mayor of Plattsmouth in 1869 and in 1873 he was Secretary of the State Senate. In 1885 he moved to Omaha where he and his son established the insurance firm of Wheeler and Wheeler. Mr. Wheeler was married to Charlotte A. Lewis in 1857, and they had five sons: Ernest O., Frank L., Daniel H. Jr., Myron E., and William H. Daniel H. Wheeler died in Omaha in 1912.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of one folder of personal and business correspondence and records, 1857-1879. The correspondence deals with miscellaneous business and family matters.



 


ADDED ENTRIES:

Businesses — Nebraska — Cass County

Businesses — Nebraska — Plattsmouth

Plattsmouth (Neb.) — History

Politics — Nebraska

Wheeler, Daniel H., 1834-1912



 



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