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RG1490.AM:  George Venters, 1844-1931



Reminiscences:  1930

Illinois; Aurora, Hamilton County; Syracuse, Otoe County; and Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska:  Businessman, Civil War veteran

Size:  One item



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of a thirty-three page manuscript with the reminiscences of George Venters, which he began writing on October 21, 1930.  He describes his boyhood in Kentucky and Ohio, his service in the Civil War as a member of Company D of the 36th Regiment of Ohio Volunteers, farm life in Illinois and in Frontier County, Nebraska, and his career as a businessman in Aurora, Lincoln, and Syracuse, Nebraska.



Note:  George Venters was the maternal great-grandfather of Arthur Smith Jr., whose papers are also housed under RG4684.AM.



INVENTORY



Reminiscences of George Venters



 



Subject headings:



Farm life — Illinois

Farm life — Nebraska — Frontier County

Reminiscences

Venters, George, 1844-1931

United States — History — Civil War, 1861-1865 — Personal narratives



 



KFK        04-16-1999