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Nebraska 1900 - Attraction?

Nebraska 1900 - Attraction?

Posted: 15 Apr 2002 2:37PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 9 Mar 2003 2:27AM GMT
I'm trying to find out what attracted immigrants to Nebraska during the late 1800's and early 1900's. Was land being offered free or very inexpensive? Was there promise of jobs? I had Danish ancestors who settled in Nebraska about 1900 and wanted to find reason why they would have selected Nebraska.

Any information would be appreciated.

Thanks, Larry

Re: Nebraska 1900 - Attraction?

Posted: 15 Apr 2002 8:32PM GMT
Classification: Query
Here are two sites to get you started:

1. A Danish College with archives

2. Moving to America

Also think of conditions in the home town of the emigrants leaving a country at the time. There were reasons for leaving and reasons for coming.

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Re: Nebraska 1900 - Attraction?

Posted: 20 Jun 2002 6:42PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Brenda Brough
Larry, My name is Brenda I am in the SAME perdicument as you. I have Danish-German Family. They were born in the middle 18s and came to the U.S. in late 18s. My grandfathers name was (Johann-John) Fritz. And I really don't have any other info.

modern Fritz in NE white pages

Posted: 22 Jun 2002 11:52AM GMT
Classification: Query
A search of NE white pages revealed over 100 entries for FRITZ persons/families with phones.

There were some in Omaha, Douglas Co. NE

Search for:
Last Name: Fritz
State: NE

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Re: Nebraska 1900 - Railroad?

Posted: 3 Jan 2003 1:08AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 14 Jul 2003 8:47PM GMT
did they work for the railroad? It seems most the people either worked for the Railroad or bootlegged. Since they worked for the railroad it makes it harder to track as then they had no Social Security benefits and didnt show on the index

Re: Nebraska 1900 - Attraction?

Posted: 27 Feb 2013 12:19AM GMT
Classification: Query
My ancestor Ephraim Hall lived in Omaha City from 1885-1903 and he was from Boston (1st Mass. Infantry civil war).His wife and 2 of 3 daughters died of scarlet fever so he headed out west to Montana(railroad) then to Idaho(silver mining) but was headed back to Boston when he was waylaid by robbers and shot in leg near Omaha. He later died in Newcastle, Wyoming in 1918. He worked for the American Waterworks company in Omaha for 12-15 years as a carpenter. Sometimes there is no good reason or we just haven't dug deep enough. Good luck.
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