Abie Milling Company (Abie, Neb.) [RG4200.AM]


RG4200.AM: Abie Milling Company (Abie, Neb.)

Records: 1909-1945
Abie, Butler County, Neb.: Flour mill
Size: 6 volumes and 2 folders


The Abie Milling Company was incorporated in 1905 in Abie, Nebraska, a predominantly Czech settlement. In 1912 the original owners (Vacin, Maleveo, and Svoboda) sold their interests to Joe Koutnik and Charles Docehal who assumed control of the operation. The mill produced and sold the “White Lily” and “Pride” brands of Nebraska wheat flours. Another major product was “Svoboda Rye Flour.” All of the mill’s products were known for their high standard of quality and were marketed extensively throughout the Omaha, Fremont, Schuyler, Prague, and Butler County areas. As a result of unfavorable economic conditions, largely brought on by the Great Depression, the Abie Milling Company had discontinued operations by 1945. The old mill building was subsequently dismantled and moved to a nearby farm.


This collection of the records of the Abie Milling Company, Abie, Nebraska, consists of six volumes and one file folder of manuscript material arranged in two series: 1) Account Books, 1909-1945; and 2) Miscellany.

The bulk of this collection consists of materials relating to the ongoing business activities of the Abie Milling Company. Specifically, the volumes in Series 1 include records of daily receipts and expenditures as well as ledger accounts showing debits and credits of particular individuals. Arrangement of the latter is alphabetical. Series 2 includes such materials as stock certificates, receipts, bills, and a history of Abie and its businesses.


Series 1 – Account Books, 1909-1945

Box 1

  1. Record of Receipts, 1909-1926
  2. Sales Book (including Grain Deposit Certificates), 1912-1937
  3. Records Book, 1919-1936
  4. Account Ledger, 1921-1941
  5. Daybook, 1938-1945
  6. Account Book, 1942-1944

Series 2 – Miscellany


  1. 1912-1944
  2. Koutnik family land records

Subject headings:

Abie Milling Company (Abie, Neb.)
Abie (Neb.) — Businesses
Abie (Neb.) — History
Butler County (Neb.) — Businesses
Butler County (Neb.) — History
Grain trade — Nebraska
Mills and mill-work — Nebraska — Abie

08-09-2007 TMM/tmm

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