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Object ID RG0999.AM
Collection RG0999 Flick, Joseph, 1818-1899
Object Name Letter
Extent of Description 1 item
Title Joseph Flick letter
Dates of Creation 12/20/1871
Date 12/20/1871
Year Range from 1871
Year Range to 1871
Admin/Biographical History Joseph Flick was born in Northampton County, Pennsylvania in 1818. He was married to Savenah Zink, also a native of Northampton County, in 1838. The Flicks moved to Dane County, Wisconsin, in 1844, where they farmed for many years. The family relocated to Clay County, Nebraska, in 1871 where Joseph Flick engaged in farming until his retirement. He died in Hastings, Nebraska, his retirement home, on March 29, 1899.
Level of description Fonds/Coll
Scope & Content This collection consists of one letter dated December 20, 1871. This letter, written by Joseph Flick to A. A. Rowley (a resident of his former home, Dane County, Wisconsin), discusses Flick's plans to settle in Clay County, Nebraska. Flick describes the location of his intended homestead and provides information on the rush of settlers to the area. His analysis of the area includes descriptions of available timber, soil conditions, and wild animals.
Creator Flick, Joseph, 1818-1899
Finding Aids Joseph Flick finding aid.
Subjects Frontier & pioneer life
Homesteading
People Flick, Joseph, 1818-1899
Search Terms Clay County (Neb.) -- History
Frontier and pioneer life -- Nebraska
Homestead Law -- Nebraska
Homesteading -- Nebraska -- Clay County
Pioneers -- Nebraska