October 29, 2022

Leeper Family [RG1157.AM]


RG1157.AM:  Leeper Family

Letters:  ca. 1874-1904

Boone, Dodge, and Antelope Counties, Nebraska:  Homesteaders

Size:  14 items


This collection consists of correspondence (photocopies and transcripts only) to Florinda Schaeffer, sister of Harriet Leeper, from John and Harriet Leeper, dating from ca. 1874-1904. During this time period, the Leepers lived in Beaver Valley, Boone County; Fremont, Dodge County; Hammond, Boone County; and Oakdale, Antelope County. The Leepers write about their struggles homesteading, financial woes, health problems, and grasshopper infestations. One letter describes living conditions in their sod house.

For additional information see:

Hoover, Herbert T., “John Milton Leeper: Pioneer Farmer,” Nebraska History, Vol. 52, no. 1, 1971, pp. 31-44.


Correspondence, ca. 1874-1904


Subject headings:

Boone County (Nebraska) — History

Domestic life — Nebraska

Fremont (Nebraska) — History

Grasshoppers — Nebraska

Hammond (Nebraska) — History

Homesteading — Nebraska

Leeper Family

Leeper, Harriet Augusta, -1882

Leeper, John Milton, 1844-1905

Schaeffer, Florinda

Sod buildings — Nebraska


Revised TMM        07-22-2008

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