HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID
RG0937.AM: Minnie Adelle (Rundall) Delimont, 1871-1957
Harlan County, Nebraska: Homesteader
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Born in Iowa in March 1871, Minnie Rundall settled with her family near Orleans in Harlan County, Nebraska, in 1880. She married Joseph Delimont at Alma, Nebraska, on March 2, 1898. The couple had seven children and lived at Fairfield, Harlan County, Nebraska, for the rest of their lives. Joseph died in 1944 and Minnie died in 1957. They are buried in Orleans Cemetery at Orleans, Nebraska.
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE
This collection consists of a reminiscence entitled, “I Lived in Soddies,” by Minnie (Rundall) Delimont. She writes about her youth and describes in detail the construction of the sod houses and dugouts they lived in. The reminiscences also describe the construction of water wells, schools in the area, and the plants that grew on the prairie.
ADDITIONAL OR RELATED MATERIALS
The History Nebraska collections contain numerous books and reminiscences about sod houses as well as photographic images.
Reminiscences, “I Lived in Soddies,” by Minnie (Rundall) Delimont
Delimont, Minnie Adelle (Rundall), 1871-1957
Dugout houses — Nebraska — Harlan County
Frontier and pioneer life — Nebraska — Harlan County
Harlan County (Nebraska) — History
Homesteading — Nebraska
Sod buildings — Nebraska — Harlan County
Revised TMM 05-19-2008