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HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG3877.AM:  William Bradt, 1822-1875    



Diaries:  1857-1873

Beatrice, Gage County, Nebraska

Size:  Three items



BACKGROUND NOTE



Born in Canada around 1812, William Bradt came to the United States and worked in the grain trade around Buffalo, New York.  He married Rosanna Hansell in 1836, and the couple would have six children.  By 1860, the Bradt family was farming in Illinois.  The Bradts came to Gage County, Nebraska, in 1869.  William Bradt continued to farm, as well as operate a lumberyard in Beatrice.  William Bradt died on April 3, 1875, and is buried in the Beatrice Cemetery.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of three small diaries kept by William Bradt.  Entries in the diaries date between 1857 and 1873.  The diaries record Bradt’s day-to-day activities, notes about the weather and religious services, as well as information about his lumberyard in Beatrice.



INVENTORY



Item




    1. Diary, 1857

    1. Diary, 1871

    1. Diary, 1873



 



Subject headings:



Beatrice (Neb.) — History

Bradt, William, 1822-1875

Gage County (Neb.) — History

Lumber trade — Nebraska

Lumberyards — Nebraska



 



WFS/DB/js            08-16-1965

Revised TMM      11-17-2020