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RG1442.AM:  Zaccheus Stratton, 1824-1893

Papers:  1885-1897, 1940

Hitchcock County and Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska

Size:  One folder


Born in Ohio on May 10, 1824, Zaccheus Stratton married Rebecca Harris on April 5, 1849.  In the spring of 1876, the Stratton family moved to Lincoln, Nebraska.  In 1880 the Stratton family a large body of land in Hitchcock County for a cattle ranch.  They were instrumental in establishing the town of Stratton, Nebraska.  Zaccheus Stratton died on May 6, 1893 and was buried in Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln, Nebraska.  After his death, Mrs. Stratton established the Stratton Home for Aged Gentlewomen in Lincoln.  The home was located on North 27th Street, two miles from O Street, on block five, Stratton’s Home addition to the City of Lincoln.  The home officially opened on May 10, 1898.  Rebecca (Harris) Stratton died in 1904 and is buried next to her husband in Wyuka Cemetery.


The collection consists of one folder of papers relating to the Stratton family.  Included are various deeds, land certificates and other legal documents.  Of special interest is a booklet entitled, “History of the Founder and Founding of the Stratton Home for Aged Gentlewomen of Lincoln, Neb., 1897.”  Also included are a patent for a tree-planting machine designed by Thomas A. Stratton and some biographical information about Thomas A. Stratton.  The materials in the collection date from 1885-1897, 1940.


Papers relating to Zaccheus Stratton and the Stratton family, 1885-1897, 1940


Subject headings:

Hitchcock County (Nebraska) — History

Stratton Home for Aged Gentlewomen (Lincoln, Nebraska)

Stratton, Rebecca (Harris), 1834-1904

Stratton, Thomas A., 1856-1940

Stratton, Zaccheus, 1824-1893

Tree planting


Revised TMM      01-30-2020