John H. Cheever [RG0886.AM]

HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID

RG0886.AM:  John H. Cheever, 1829-1904

Correspondence, etc.:  1855-1860
Nebraska City, Otoe County, Nebraska Territory:  Politician; businessman
Size:  One folder

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Born at Providence, Rhode Island on July 24, 1829, John Henry Cheever married Elizabeth Noble in Wayne County, Indiana, on November 3, 1853.  The Cheevers came to Nebraska City from Rhode Island in the spring or summer of 1857.  John Cheever speculated in real estate, and in 1858 was a partner in Cheever, Sweet and Company.  He was elected to the Council of the Territory of Nebraska for the counties of Otoe, Cass, Dodge, Platte and Monroe in 1858.  By 1870, Cheever had moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, where he was working as a stockbroker..  In 1875, the Cheevers were living in New York state.  By 1880, John and Elizabeth were living at Providence, Rhode Island.  Elizabeth Cheever died in 1899.  John H. Cheever died on April 3, 1904, in New York City.  John and Elizabeth Cheever are buried in Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The collection consists mostly of business and political correspondence, 1859-1860, primarily relating to John Cheever.  Cheever was a member of the Council of the Territory of Nebraska for the counties of Otoe, Cass, Dodge, Platte and Monroe, and a partner with James Sweet in Cheever, Sweet and Company.  The collection includes copies of legislation and other governmental papers from the period as well as general business correspondence relating to Cheever, Sweet and Company.  Also included are materials relating to the incorporation of the Nebraska City & Denver Express Company (Nebraska City), and the State Bank of Nebraska (Omaha).

INVENTORY

Correspondence, etc.

 

Subject headings:

Banking industry
Banks and banking
Bridges -- Nebraska
Cass County (Nebraska) -- History
Cheever, John H., 1829-1904
Cheever, Sweet and Company (Nebraska City, Nebraska Territory)
Dodge County (Nebraska) -- History
Legislation -- Nebraska
Legislators -- Nebraska
Monroe County (Nebraska Territory) -- History
Nebraska -- Politics and government
Nebraska City and Denver Express Company (Nebraska City, Nebraska Territory)
Nourse, Solon
Patison, John
Platte County (Nebraska) -- History
Politicians -- Nebraska
Politics and government
Rickly, John, 1815-1889
State Bank of Nebraska (Omaha, Nebraska)
Sweet, James, 1826-1911
Washington County (Nebraska) -- History

 

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