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RG1243.AM:  John M. Mischke, 1860-1943

Papers: 1925, n.d.

Crofton, Knox County, Nebraska:  Pioneer; farmer

Size: One folder


Born October 14, 1860, on a farm near Frankfort, Knox County, Nebraska, John M. Mischke was one of the early pioneers of Knox County.  He farmed and raised stock in Knox County for most of his life.  He married Sophia Doering in the summer of 1890.  The couple would have nine children.  Sophia’s health declined in 1915, and the Mischke family moved to Colorado. Sophia Mischke died on April 25, 1916, at Loveland, Colorado.  After ten years in Colorado, John Mischke and his children returned to Knox County, Nebraska.  John Mischke served several terms as County Supervisor of Knox County.  He died on December 26, 1943, and is buried next to his wife at Loveland Burial Park in Loveland, Colorado.


The collection consists of one folder containing writings about John M. Mischke and the history of Knox County, Nebraska.  Included is a letter by Frank Weigand, April 14, 1925, to John Mischke with reminiscences of the Frankfort area of Knox County.  Also included are writings (by John Mischke?) relating to Frankfort, and a typed “biography” (6 pages) of John M. Mischke.

These items describe various aspects of Knox County history.  Included are descriptions of disputes between neighbors; names of local residents; interactions with nearby Indians; grasshopper plagues; etc.


Subject headings:

Crofton (Nebraska) — History

Frankfort (Nebraska) — History

Frontier & pioneer life

Indians of North America

Knox County (Nebraska) — History

Mischke family

Mischke, John M., 1860-1943

Weigand, Frank, 1853-1930


TMM     03-12-2018