Paul Lienert [RG1555.AM]


RG1555.AM:  Paul Lienert, 1853-1926

Letter (photocopy): 1881

Arborville, York County, Nebraska:  Homesteader

Size:  One letter (and transcript)


Born in Bolsbach, Germany, on July 3, 1853, Paul Lienert married Sophia Bahr in March of 1880.  The couple immigrated to the United States shortly thereafter and eventually arrived at the home of a relative in Zell, Missouri.  They stayed in Missouri for a time before moving to Nebraska.  The couple first settled at Arborville, Nebraska.  Over the years, the Lienerts moved several times before finally settling on a farm near St. Stephens.  Paul Lienert died on October 16, 1926.  Sophia died on December 4, 1926.  The couple is buried in Saint Stephens Cemetery in Nuckolls County, Nebraska.


The collection consists of one folder containing a photocopy of a handwritten letter from Paul Lienert to his father, Theodore, in Bohlsbach, Germany.  The letter was written from Arborville, Nebraska, and is dated April 15, 1881.  The letter is in German, but a typed English translation is also included.  The letter recounts Lienert’s trip from Missouri and settlement in Nebraska.  It describes setting up a homestead and the prices for livestock and food.


Letter (photocopy), 1881

Translation of letter


Subject headings:

Frontier and pioneer life — Nebraska

Homesteading — Nebraska


Lienert family

Lienert, Paul, 1853-1926

York County (Neb.) — History


Revised TMM      08-17-2020


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