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RG0729.AM:  Jacob Beutler, 1859-1906

Papers:  1883, 1896

Nebraska City, Otoe County, Nebraska:  Newspaper editor

Size:  One folder; two items


Jacob Beutler was born at Sembach, Germany, on December 18, 1859. He came to the United States with his mother, Mary Beutler, in 1874. After coming to the United States, he lived most of his life in Nebraska City, Nebraska. In 1881 he purchased the Nebraska City newspaper, Staats-Zeitung, continuing as the editor until his death on September 24, 1906.  He married Paulina Kuwitzky in 1885, and the couple had four children, Mary, Jacob, Jr., Edward and Esther. Beutler was a member of Elm Camp no. 29, Woodmen of the World; Nuckolls Lodge no. 7, A.O.U.W.; Local Aerie Fraternal Order of Eagles; and was vice president of Teutonia Lodge no. 15, Sons of Herman. He is buried at Wyuka Cemetery in Nebraska City, Nebraska.


The collection contains two letters in German with English translations. One is from Jacob Beutler, publisher of the Nebraska Staats-Zeitung, Nebraska City, Nebraska, March 12, 1896. It is a thank you for a $6.00 bank draft. The other letter, written June 22, 1883, is from William Wolf, Sextonville, Wisconsin, to Fred Einshaft, North Branch, Nebraska. It tells of Wolf’s health, his work for Joseph Warner, and that he is engaged to Sibilla Berger.  Other incidental items in the collection are a newspaper clipping of Jacob Beutler’s photo; an advertising card for Heitman and Miller Land Office and Real Estate Agents (Oberlin, Kansas); and a leaflet for Lion Bonding and Surety Company (Omaha, Neb.).


Letter, June 22, 1883

Letter, March 12, 1896


Subject headings:

Beutler, Jacob, 1859-1906

Heitman and Miller Land Office (Oberlin, Kansas)

Lion Bonding and Surety Company (Omaha, Nebraska)

Nebraska Staats-Zeitung (Nebraska City, Nebraska)

Wolf, William


Revised TMM         07-10-2017