Flashback Friday Encore: Selections from the Cora Baumann Collection

As mentioned in an earlier post, the Cora Baumann collection contains a wealth of information about Lemoyne and the surrounding area near what is now Lake McConaughy. Of the nearly 200 volumes in the collection, the bulk is organized by section, township and range. The volumes were labeled by Cora Baumann with the names of the land holders for those sections.

Typical volume label from the Cora Baumann collection [NSHS RG5995.AM, B22, V03


Some listings in each volume are more detailed than others, but most will include biographical information about the person or family and will show which section, half section, etc. they owned. Some listings have news clippings or even family photos attached. Here is an example showing information about Knud Nielsen.

Typical entry showing information about Knud Nielsen. [NSHS RG5995.AM, B22, V03]


This listing contains biographical information about Knud Nielsen and his wife Helena. Baumann also researched who the land was sold to over the years. As a bonus, Baumann even includes photos of Knud and Helena Nielsen and a photo of the house they lived in. Stay tuned for other gems from the Cora Baumann collection in future posts!

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