Ellen M. (Johnson) Throop [RG4342.AM]


RG4342.AM:  Ellen M. (Johnson) Throop, 1843-1927

Papers:1901-1903, 1927, n.d.

Valparaiso, Saunders County, Nebraska:  Homesteader

Size:  3 items


Ellen Johnson Throop came to Nebraska with her husband, Henry E. Throop, in 1866.  From Geneseo, Wisconsin, the couple came to settle near the homesteads of her father (Andrew Johnson) and brother (R.K. Johnson) near the town of Valparaiso.  Andrew Johnson and Henry Throop contracted to furnish the windows and doors for the new capitol building being erected at Lincoln.  The Throops lived on their farm until the death of Henry Throop in 1896.  She remained there until 1904, when she moved to University Place near Lincoln.  She died there in 1927.


This collection consists of three items:  1) Account book attributed to Ellen M. Throop, bearing entries between 1901-1903; 2) Manuscript on family history and history of Valparaiso, n.d., by Nellie T. Magee (Ellen Throop’s daughter); and 3) Pamphlet, “Reminiscences of Pioneer Days,” Lincoln, 1927, by Ellen M. Throop.

Note:  See the library for Stories of the early days of Valparaiso and vicinity by Nellie T. Magee, 1940 [978.288 M27].



    1. Account book, 1901-1903

    1. Manuscript, family history and history of Valparaiso, n.d., by Nellie T. Magee (4 pages)

    1. Pamphlet, “Reminiscences of Pioneer Days,” Lincoln, 1927, by Ellen M. Throop


Subject headings:

Frontier and pioneer life — Nebraska — Saunders County

Homesteading — Nebraska — Saunders County

Magee, Nellie Throop, 1874-1964

Saunders County (Nebraska) — History

Throop, Ellen M. (Johnson), 1843-1927

Valparaiso (Nebraska) — History


DAB/HEK/jlc          04-29-1966

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