Joseph J. Imhoff, 1835-1908 [RG4517.AM]


RG4517.AM:  Joseph J. Imhoff, 1835-1908

Hotel ledgers and clippings:  1881-1886

Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb.:  Hotel proprietor

Size:  0.75 cu.ft.


Joseph J. Imhoff was born in 1835 in Somerset County, Kentucky. In 1873 he bought the Commercial Hotel (formerly the Douglas House, then the Capital Hotel) in Lincoln, Nebraska. Besides owning and operating the Commercial Hotel, Imhoff was also one of the organizers of the Union Savings Bank of Lincoln; vice-president of the Nebraska Stockyards and of the State National Bank of Lincoln; and president of the Lincoln Street Railway Company and of the Lincoln Electric Light Company. Imhoff died in Pennsylvania on November 8, 1908.


This collection is arranged in two series: 1) Ledgers; and 2) Miscellaneous.

The Joseph J. Imhoff collection relates primarily to the period when he owned and operated the Commercial Hotel in Lincoln, Nebraska. Also included are newspaper clippings relating to the deaths of his wife and two sons.


Series 1 – Ledgers

Box 1


    1. 1881-1885

    1. 1882-1885

Box 2


    1. 1885-1886

    1. 1885, Employees’ accounts

Series 2 – Miscellaneous

Box 2


    1. Miscellaneous clippings on the deaths of Mary E. (Rector) Imhoff and their two sons



Commercial Hotel (Lincoln, Neb.)

Hotels, taverns, etc. — Nebraska — Lincoln

Imhoff, Joseph J., 1835-1908

Imhoff, Mary E. (Rector)

Lincoln (Neb.) — Businesses


04-06-2007   Revised TMM/tmm

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