Stromsburg, Polk County, Nebraska

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Pages of History

Shelby, Nebraska

June 13, 1967
Concerning the early Settlers of Polk County and the dates of settlement


(A program presented in Shelby on the above date, probably on the occasion of the Centennial of the first settlement in the county,  producer unknown)

SCENES:

    INTRODUCTION
    PIONEERS
    BUILDING THE TOWN
    CHURCHES
    BURNING THE TOWN
    COMMUNICATION - UTILITIES
    TRANSPORTATION - HEALTH
    PATRIOTIC
    SATURDAY NIGHT
    SCHOOLS
    CLOSING & FINALE

The inside pages of the program are devoted to the SETTLERS of Polk County.

1860 - POLK COUNTY SURVEYED
1867 - First Settler Albert Seavers
1868 - James Clark, Rev. Query, William Hanshew, John Mickey
1869 - Hubert Thelen bought railroad land $7.00 an acre.
1870 - John Fox, T.W.Blake, Samson Stalnaker, J.N.Seberger, John Kropatch
         Tom McGimpsey, Perry Davis, H.B.Linton. 90 ADULTS, 47 CHILDREN
          in the county.    
1871 - Wm. Fosbender, August Thelen, Peter Wieser, the Merricks,
          John Jaax, Wm & George Bull, Rufus Burritt, H.W.Chase, Wm Jarmin,
          J.W.Rasp, Guy Beebe , M.C.Stull
1872 - Brigham (Frank, Will & Fred), J.W.Crozier, Peter Seberger,
          H.H.Hewitt, Christian Delaet
1873 - W.E.Kinney, Charles Krumbach, Wm. McBeth, Silas Hoffer, John Inness
1874 - R.W.Ingalls, Charles Drovwal, Conrad Thelen, Burt Huddleston,
          John Wieseman, Stephen Bull, Grasshoppers ate the crops.
1875 - Erasmus Krumbach, George Brighan, John Bernt, Joseph R. Kinnan
1876 - Louis Bernt, Louis Hecker, John Rathbun,
          POPULATION OF POLK COUNTY - 3356
1877 - John McBeth, Bert Benda, William Richmond, Frank Janicek
1878 - Tom McKeag, F.M.Leibee, Edmund Gabel, Henrich Schmid
1879 - A.M.Abbott, Julius Cerny, Chris Dullum, Wm and George Bennett,
          Wm Viergutz, Joseph Scholz, Fred Kuenzli
          ARCADE established
1880 - Henry C. Miller, Dr. J.A.Inks, Wm Fyfe, M. Branigan, Albert Ryan,
          Emil Hasselbalch, Geoge Harmon
1881 - COURTHOUSE at OSCEOLA BURNED
1882 - Harley Houdersheldt
1883 - Jean Duren, F.J.Oades, Frank Olcott, Michael Kampovitz
          POPULATION OF SHELBY (formerly Arcade) 200
1884 - James McMeekin, J.C.Hotchkiss, Joseph Alt, D.R.Leard
          Ferdinand Augustine
1885 - J.C.McGrew, Peter Holcomb
1886 - Rolly Miller, S.J.Funkhouser
1888 - Aaron Dornan, Jacob Luft
1890 - Charles Casselberry, W.S. & J.E. Funkhouser
1893 - John Lees, Joseph Urban, J.C.Logan
1804 - C. Reisdorf, H.M.Sterup
1898 - Herman Alt
1900 - Basil Wyman
1901 - John Messing
1902 - RURAL MAIL DELIVERY INITIATED
1906 - Dr. J. A. Potter
1910 - POPULATION of COUNTY  - 10,521



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