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RG0886.AM:  John H. Cheever, 1829-1904

Correspondence, etc.:  1855-1860

Nebraska City, Otoe County, Nebraska Territory:  Politician; businessman

Size:  One folder


Born at Providence, Rhode Island on July 24, 1829, John Henry Cheever married Elizabeth Noble in Wayne County, Indiana, on November 3, 1853.  The Cheevers came to Nebraska City from Rhode Island in the spring or summer of 1857.  John Cheever speculated in real estate, and in 1858 was a partner in Cheever, Sweet and Company.  He was elected to the Council of the Territory of Nebraska for the counties of Otoe, Cass, Dodge, Platte and Monroe in 1858.  By 1870, Cheever had moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, where he was working as a stockbroker..  In 1875, the Cheevers were living in New York state.  By 1880, John and Elizabeth were living at Providence, Rhode Island.  Elizabeth Cheever died in 1899.  John H. Cheever died on April 3, 1904, in New York City.  John and Elizabeth Cheever are buried in Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.


The collection consists mostly of business and political correspondence, 1859-1860, primarily relating to John Cheever.  Cheever was a member of the Council of the Territory of Nebraska for the counties of Otoe, Cass, Dodge, Platte and Monroe, and a partner with James Sweet in Cheever, Sweet and Company.  The collection includes copies of legislation and other governmental papers from the period as well as general business correspondence relating to Cheever, Sweet and Company.  Also included are materials relating to the incorporation of the Nebraska City & Denver Express Company (Nebraska City), and the State Bank of Nebraska (Omaha).


Correspondence, etc.


Subject headings:

Banking industry

Banks and banking

Bridges — Nebraska

Cass County (Nebraska) — History

Cheever, John H., 1829-1904

Cheever, Sweet and Company (Nebraska City, Nebraska Territory)

Dodge County (Nebraska) — History

Legislation — Nebraska

Legislators — Nebraska

Monroe County (Nebraska Territory) — History

Nebraska — Politics and government

Nebraska City and Denver Express Company (Nebraska City, Nebraska Territory)

Nourse, Solon

Patison, John

Platte County (Nebraska) — History

Politicians — Nebraska

Politics and government

Rickly, John, 1815-1889

State Bank of Nebraska (Omaha, Nebraska)

Sweet, James, 1826-1911

Washington County (Nebraska) — History


Revised TMM          03-09-2016