October 29, 2022

Nelson Korner, 1848-1931 [RG4527.AM]


RG4527.AM:  Nelson Korner, 1848-1931

Papers:  1863-1865; 1931

Gage County, Neb.:  Homesteader

Size:  0.2 cu.ft.; 1 box


Nelson Korner was born near Flat Rock, Seneca County, Ohio. His education ended after one year at Heidelberg College, Ohio. In 1867 he began teaching, but gave it up in 1868 and went to Nebraska, settling near the Blue River in Gage County. He taught at Rulo and farmed his acreage, and in 1870 he married Anna Rosenberry from Pawnee County whom he divorced in 1877. He was remarried in 1879 to Ella Turner. In 1903 they moved to Lincoln where he worked as a solicitor, first for the gas company and later for the Lincoln Telephone Company.


This collection consists of two folders: 1) Autobiography of Nelson Korner, 1931; 2) Correspondence from Wilson Korner, 1863-1865. The autobiography is an interesting account of life on a homestead in the southeast corner of Nebraska. The letters describe in detail troop movements and battles of Company D, 34th Virginia Zouaves, as well as others.


Box 1


    1. Autobiography of Nelson Korner, 1931

    1. Correspondence from Wilson Korner, 1863-1865



Farm life — Nebraska — Gage County

Frontier and pioneer life — Nebraska — Gage County

Gage County (Neb.) — History

Homesteads and homesteading — Nebraska — Gage County

Korner, Nelson, 1848-1931

Korner, Wilson

United States — History — Civil War, 1861-1865 — Personal narratives

United States. Army. Virginia Infantry Regiment, 34th (1862-1865)


HEK/js   09-09-1965

Encoded TMM   05-25-2010

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