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Leeper Family

RG1157.AM:  Leeper Family

Letters:  ca. 1874-1904
Boone, Dodge, and Antelope Counties, Neb.:  Homesteaders
Size:  14 items


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.


Correspondence, ca. 1874-1904



Boone County (Neb.) -- History
Domestic life -- Nebraska
Fremont (Neb.) -- History
Grasshoppers -- Nebraska
Hammond (Neb.) -- History
Homesteading -- Nebraska
Leeper Family
Leeper, Harriet Augusta, -1882
Leeper, John Milton, 1844-1905
Schaeffer, Florinda
Sod buildings -- Nebraska


Revised 07-22-2008   TMM


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