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HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG1157.AM:  Leeper Family



Letters:  ca. 1874-1904

Boone, Dodge, and Antelope Counties, Nebraska:  Homesteaders

Size:  14 items



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of correspondence (photocopies and transcripts only) to Florinda Schaeffer, sister of Harriet Leeper, from John and Harriet Leeper, dating from ca. 1874-1904. During this time period, the Leepers lived in Beaver Valley, Boone County; Fremont, Dodge County; Hammond, Boone County; and Oakdale, Antelope County. The Leepers write about their struggles homesteading, financial woes, health problems, and grasshopper infestations. One letter describes living conditions in their sod house.



For additional information see:



Hoover, Herbert T., “John Milton Leeper: Pioneer Farmer,” Nebraska History, Vol. 52, no. 1, 1971, pp. 31-44.



INVENTORY



Correspondence, ca. 1874-1904



 



Subject headings:



Boone County (Nebraska) — History

Domestic life — Nebraska

Fremont (Nebraska) — History

Grasshoppers — Nebraska

Hammond (Nebraska) — History

Homesteading — Nebraska

Leeper Family

Leeper, Harriet Augusta, -1882

Leeper, John Milton, 1844-1905

Schaeffer, Florinda

Sod buildings — Nebraska



 



Revised TMM        07-22-2008