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RG1099.AM:  Nellie Blanche (Slonecker) Hulshizer, 1897-1982

Papers:  1871-1916, 1947-1953

Ainsworth, Brown County, Nebraska

Size:  One folder


The collection contains materials concerning the publication of the article, “Pioneering on the Niobrara at Meadville,” in Nebraska History, vol. 34, no. 2. Nellie B. Hulshizer of Ainsworth, Nebraska, writes about the lives of her grandfather, Merritt Mead and his wife Sarah, particularly when they were living in Thayer, Brown, and Keya Paha Counties in Nebraska from the 1870s to the early 1900s. Hulshizer writes about their family and neighbors, homesteading, weather, health, and vigilance committees. Noted was the establishment of Meadville, Nebraska, named after Merritt Mead.

The collection also includes correspondence between Hulshizer and Harry Robinson of the Nebraska State Historical Society in regards to editing the article. One letter lists names of homesteaders and land description in the Meadville vicinity along with lists of county officials for Brown County in 1883 and Keya Paha County in 1885. Included are two critical reviews of the Hulshizer manuscript by Loreine Dalton and Jack Harrington assessing whether it should be published.


“Pioneering on the Niobrara at Meadville,” Nebraska History, vol. 34, no. 2

“Fifty Years Gospel Giving on the Frontier,” Nebraska History, vol. 10, no. 4

Photograph collection of Merritt Mead [RG2234.PH].


Subject headings:

Brown County (Nebraska) — History

Community life — Nebraska

Criminal justice, Administration of — Nebraska

Dalton, Loreine A. (Hempel), 1888-1972

Domestic life — Nebraska

Frontier and pioneer life — Nebraska

Harrington, Jack

Hulshizer, Nellie Blanche (Slonecker), 1897-1982

Keya Paha County (Nebraska) — History

Mead Family

Mead, Merritt Isaac, 1847-1905

Mead, Sarah Wight, 1848-1929

Meadville (Nebraska) — History

Mitchel, Jake

Morgan Family

Post offices — Nebraska

Robinson, Harry B.

Schools — Nebraska — Keya Paha County

Skinner, Morris F., 1906-1989

Slonecker Family

Slonecker, Blanche (Mead), 1871-1940

Slonecker, William, 1862-1933

Thayer County (Nebraska) — History

Vigilance committees — Nebraska


Revised TMM          04-30-2008