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This is a long letter Charlotte Littlefield wrote to her Daughter Josephine (?) from the Pershing Hospital in Grand Island, Nebraska telling her about the family history and the Pioneer days in 1864 when her family came to Nebraska from Illinois to…

Joseph Littlefield filled out this Oath of Identity blank form probably in preparation to certify his Civil War record documents with the notary while applying for a pension. When filled the document would testify that the person appearing before the…

Charlotte (Lotta) Littlefield (nee Roberts) was Joseph Littlefield's second wife, whom he married in 1887 after his first wife Hellen died in 1881. Robertses came to Nebraska from Illinois 1864 to homestead in Cass County. The portrait most probably…

The Timber Claim Receipt sent to A.H. Hauptmann on July 16, 1898 certified that he paid the $4.00 (about a $100 today) for the 160 acres of land he had to use to plant trees on. Passed in 1873, The Timber Culture Act provided up to 160 acres of land…

Russel Taylor wrote a letter to the Secretary of the Interior, explaining his inability to build a house and make the proper improvements to his homestead land by the proper date, as required by law. Russel was a school teacher, as well as a farmer,…

Mr. Warren Taylor provided some homesteading documentation from his paternal grandfather, Russel Taylor. This is Russel Taylor's homestead application, approved for 160 acres of land near Cheyenne, Wyoming on May 20th, 1913. Wyoming had a large…
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