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Object ID RG3801.AM
Collection RG3801 Adriance, Jacob, 1835-1921
Object Name Correspondence
Extent of Description 1 folder
Title Jacob Adriance collection
Dates of Creation 1911-1914
Year Range from 1911
Year Range to 1914
Admin/Biographical History Born in Cayuga County, New York, October 22, 1835, Jacob Adriance entered the Methodist ministry at a young age. He came west and arrived in Nebraska City, Otoe County, Nebraska in April of 1857. After traveling around Nebraska, he was assigned to head up the DeSoto Mission. Adriance also rode circuit to various towns including DeSoto, Cuming City, Tekamah, and Decatur. In 1859 Adriance moved to Colorado where he co-founded the Methodist Episcopal Church in Golden City (now Golden, Colorado). He returned to Nebraska in 1862 and served at various churches until failing health forced him to leave active ministry in 1878. He settled on a farm where he lived for nearly 30 years. Jacob Adriance died in Fremont, Nebraska, on December 18, 1922.
Scope & Content This collection consists of one folder containing correspondence, 1911-1914, and a biography. The material in this collection relates to the reminiscences of Rev. Adriance's early days as a circuit rider in Nebraska in 1857.
Creator Adriance, Jacob, 1835-1921
Finding Aids Jacob Adriance collection description
Related units of description The Nebraska History index contains references to several articles about Jacob Adriance.

See also the NSHS Library catalog for various histories of Nebraska Methodism.
Associated Material Additional Jacob Adriance papers are held by the Denver Public Library.
Subjects Clergy
Frontier & pioneer life
Methodist churches
People Adriance, Jacob, 1835-1922
Search Terms Clergy -- Nebraska
DeSoto Mission (Desoto, Neb.)
Frontier and pioneer life -- Nebraska
Methodist Church -- Nebraska
Washington County (Neb.) -- History