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RG3757.AM:  John G. Tinney, 1858-1927

Financial Records:  1884-1906

Pilger, Stanton County, Nebraska:  Implement Dealer

Size:  0.5 cu.ft.; 1 box


John G. Tinney, son of John and Bridget Tinney, was born in Pennsylvania on July 25, 1858.  By 1880 he was living in La Fayette, Wisconsin.  The 1890-1891 Gazetteer shows that he was a resident of Pilger, Stanton County, Nebraska.  In 1892 he was listed as a member of the Board of County Commissioners.  As an implement dealer, Tinney sold hardware goods and John Deere farm equipment.  He also bought hogs and cattle.  The 1900 census shows that Tinney was unmarried.  He probably married Charlotte Rae Matheson of Pilger sometime after 1900.  John G. Tinney died on June 5, 1927 and was buried in the Pilger Cemetery.


This collection consists of one box containing four account books dating from 1884-1906.  The records relate primarily to the implement dealerships of John G. Tinney while in Wisconsin, and Pilger, Stanton County, Nebraska.  The volumes in the collection list John G. Tinney’s lumber, grain, hardware and implement accounts.  Information provided includes date of transactions, debit and or/credits involved, amount of transaction and what is being sold.  In addition, Volume 3 covers livestock purchases made by Tinney in 1906, showing date of transaction, from when livestock was bought, number of cattle, sheep, or hogs purchased, weight, dock, price of each animal, total amount, net product, cost, profit, and loss.


Box 1


    1. Lumber and Grain Accounts, 1884-1889

    1. Implement Dealership Accounts, 1896-1898

    1. Livestock Purchases, 1906

    1. Undated Grain Accounts (3 pages of entries)


Subject headings:

Hardware stores — Nebraska — Pilger

Merchants — Nebraska — Pilger

Pilger (Nebraska) — Businesses

Stanton County (Nebraska) — History

Tinney, John G., 1858-1927


AIF/pjm               05-02-1979

Revised TMM      07-10-2019