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Name Treaster, Elizabeth Jane (Poorman), 1842-1877
Born 08/32/1842
Birthplace Venango County, Pennsylvania
Spouse Treaster, James, 1841-1925
Children Smithson, Ella Margaret (Treaster), 1867-1946
May, Gertha May (Treaster), 1869-1939
Norris, Verna Mary (Treaster), 1872-1912
Garvin, Ida Kate (Treaster), 1874-1925
Treaster, Elizabeth J., 1877-1877
Deceased 01/04/1877
Deceased where Fillmore County, Nebraska

Associated Records

Image of RG0944.AM - RG0944 Demaray, Elmer N., 1887-1969

RG0944.AM - RG0944 Demaray, Elmer N., 1887-1969

The collection consists primarily of a photocopy of a handwritten booklet entitled, "In Days of Old," by Ella M. (Treaster) Smithson, December 1938. She relates the James Treaster family history and pioneer life in Nebraska, particularly in Fillmore and Saline Counties through the 1870s-1880s. The basis for much of the booklet are the letters written by her mother, Elizabeth Treaster, with elaboration made by Ella - much of which she experienced as a child. Topics include homesteading, farming practices, schools/classroom activities, toys, social activities, and health concerns. Of particular note is the grasshopper infestation of 1874. Toward the end of the booklet she writes of the