|Name||Bruning, Fred, 1858-1940|
|Birthplace||St. Joseph, Missouri|
|Father||Bruning, Henry, 1831-1929|
|Mother||Bruning, Margaret (Forster), 1834-1904|
|Spouse||Bruning, Ella A., 1863-1947|
|Deceased where||Omaha, Nebraska|
This collection consists of two copies of an account by Fred Bruning titled "Winter of 1876-1877 at Camp Canby," and a handwritten autobiography. He writes of life working in fort trading posts in Nebraska, Wyoming, and Utah from 1876-1883, including one year at the Red Cloud Indian Agency. He returned to Omaha, Nebraska, where he writes of being in business, as well as being a Douglas County, Nebraska, Commissioner.