Nebraska History [Vestal Abraham] --Introduction
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NEBRASKA DAYS ...Introduction

BY HELEN ABRAHAM

[Compiled by Norman Abraham, and transcribed by Don Ohler.]


A very special Thank You to Mr. Don Ohler, who's hard work, dedication, and generosity made this transcription possible.



[Permission to reprint granted to Susan Anderson, NeGenWeb Project-Keith County, and USGenWeb Project by Mr. Don Ohler and Mr. Doug Aberley (surviving family members of Rose and Vestal Abraham). The material contained herein may not be reprinted elsewhere without the express written consent of the author/submitters, except in the case of personal use only, in which this statement must appear on all pages.]



INTRODUCTION:

Nebraska Days is a story about a family living on the high plains of West Central Nebraska during the latter part of the nineteenth century. Vestal Abraham and his family moved west from Iowa in the 1880s to the vast lands of the high plains and made a home near Ogalalla Nebraska. Vestal was a farmer and loved the land and nature. He was a God fearing man and from a long line of farmers. His ancestors came to the United States in the 1700s and started farming in Pennsylvania, moving ever westward. My great-grandfather was a brother to Vestal. His name was William Newton Abraham, the oldest of 7 children of William McLain Abraham & Nancy V. (Sanders) Abraham.

--Don Ohler



FORWARD:

Nebraska Days as it appears here, is a compilation of copious notes written by Helen Abraham as she remembered from conversations with rose Abraham- wife of Vestal and the mother of eight sons. Norman Abraham is the editor of the notes and information in these pages, and is to be thanked for the tedious work involved. As the youngest of the eight sons, I can appreciate what a fine piece of work he has done, for I had heard all of these things and happenings first hand as I grew up. Since we moved from Nebraska when I was three years old, I have no memory of Nebraska at all. However from descriptions and directions I have seen the old ranch and understand that it is still occupied by the family, to whom my father, Vestal, sold it.

--Dale Abraham



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