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RG1982.AM:  Zenas B. Turman, 1819-1896

Letters, etc.: undated

Table Rock, Pawnee County, Nebraska:  Methodist minister

Size:  One folder


Born at Carlyle, Illinois, on April 23, 1819, Zenas Benjamin Turman served as a Methodist minister in Nebraska, for many years.  Rev. Turman served as the preacher in charge of the newly established Salt Creek Mission in 1857 and preached the first sermon in Lancaster County.  As a circuit preacher, he visited many communities, including Wahoo, Pawnee, Tecumseh, Nebraska City, Beatrice, Fontanelle, Tekemah, etc.  He lived in Nemaha for five years before retiring from the ministry in 1871 and moving to Pawnee County, settling near Table Rock.  Zenas B. Turman died on October 6, 1896.  He is buried in Table Rock Cemetery.

Note:  For additional biographical information about Zenas Turman, see the Portrait and Biographical Album of Johnson and Pawnee Counties, Nebraska [978.259 P83], pp. 583-585.  Sources sometimes show the spelling of his name as Zenis and/or Zenus.


The collection consists of one folder containing letters and writings by Zenas B. Turman.  The writings relate to early Methodist ministers in Nebraska.  Typescript copies of the writings are also included.


Letters and writings of Zenas B. Turman (originals)

Letters and writings of Zenas B. Turman (typescript copies)


Subject headings:

Adriance, Jacob

Amsberry, William A.

Chivington, Isaac, 1824-1910

Goode, William H., 1807-1879

Methodist Church in Nebraska

Prichard, Martin, -1887

Turman, Zenas Benjamin, 1819-1896


Revised TMM      09-15-2020