October 29, 2022

Charles E. Hill [RG0940.AM]


RG0940.AM:  Charles E. Hill, 1852-1930

Diaries: 1878, 1888
Adams County, Nebraska
Size: One reel of microfilm containing two diaries


Born in Illinois in 1852, Charles E. Hill married Ruth Gaddis at Whiteside, Illinois, on October 23, 1875.  The Hills came to Nebraska in 1878, settling in Adams County.  The couple had at least eight children, including Alma, Ada, Clarence, Myrtle, Gertrude, Grover, Clayton and Harry.  Charles Hill died on March 1, 1930.  Ruth Hill died in September of 1938.  Both are buried in Parkview Cemetery at Hastings, Nebraska.


The collection consist of one reel of microfilm containing two diaries of Charles E. Hill. The first diary records the journey of the Hill family from Illinois to Adams County, Nebraska, in 1878. The second diary describes daily life and events on the Hill farm dating from 1888-1889.These two diaries were loaned for filming in October, 1955. The original diaries are not in the collections.


Reel 1

  1. Diary of journey to Nebraska, 1878
  2. Diary of farm life, 1888-1889

Subject headings:

Farm life — Nebraska — Adams County
Hill family
Hill, Charles E., 1852-1930
Hill, Ruth (Gaddis), 1854-1938
Overland journeys

RB/cs                   05-04-1965
Revised TMM      10-13-2016


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