Daniel Cady Cole, 1836-1930 [RG0867.AM]


RG0867.AM: Daniel Cady Cole, 1836-1930


Peru, Nemaha County, Nebraska:  Teacher

Size:  One item; three pages


Daniel Cady Cole was born in Fulton County, New York, near Amsterdam, July 19, 1836. He came to Nebraska in 1858, first working as a carpenter and then teaching school. He taught at the Fairview District school just west of Brownville. He married Elizabeth Swan in 1860 and they had a total of thirteen children (three dying in infancy). Daniel Cady Cole died at Peru, Nebraska, on August 7, 1930.


The collection consists of a three page, handwritten reminiscence by Daniel Cady Cole. The reminiscence in undated, but Cole describes coming to Brownville, Nebraska, in 1858 and teaching at the Fairview District School. He describes the school house and a chance meeting he had with John Brown and a group of runaway slaves.

Note:  Copies of this reminiscence are also available in the Library [921 R99 C67r].  A more detailed reminiscence by Cole is available on his “Find-A-Grave” record.




Subject headings:


Brown, John, 1800-1859

Cole, Daniel Cady, 1836-1930

Educators — Nebraska

Fugitive slaves

Nemaha County (Nebraska) — History

Rural schools — Nebraska — Nemaha County



Underground railroad system


Revised TMM         02-17-2016

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