Category Archives: Nelings/Neilings/Neelings

Bess L. Nelings Autograph Book

Anna Christian was 16 years old when she signed Bess’s book in 1893. In 1895, Anna was living in Banner Township in Beadle County, right over the county line from Osceola. Bert Christian, Anna’s brother, also signed the book. Birl … Continue reading

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Civil War Letter March 1864

Alexandria Lousa March 23 Dear Mother I thot I wold write you a few lines to let you know that I am still alive—I don’t know when this letter will get started. We can’t tell enything about the mail here. … Continue reading

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Civil War Letter Oct 24 1862

This letter was sent from the James and William Nelings’ parents and siblings to the boys somewhere in Minnesota. Both James and William, and their cousin Daniel A. Neelings served in the 27th Iowa Infantry, Company E. The 27th was … Continue reading

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David Dickie Nelings Autograph Book, pt 3

In addition to family, friends and neighbors also signed Dick’s autograph book. Mathilde Ulrich was a neighbor of the Nelings in 1895. Rose A. (Johnson) Kingdon was a resident of Broadland, a neighboring township. Roy Parks, who is currently unknown.

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David Nelings Autograph book, part 2

David’s family was large, so here are more entries from his family: David “Dick” Tyrrell’s mother wrote a sentiment most mothers would have written. I wonder if this is a general statement or if she was reminding Dick of his … Continue reading

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David “Dickie” Nelings Autograph Book

One of the items gifted by my cousin was David “Dickie” Nelings’ autograph book. Autograph books were used to collect signatures, well-wishes, and addresses of school friends and teachers (http://www.ohiohistoryhost.org/ohiomemory/archives/2546). Usually, autograph books were kept by young women, in this … Continue reading

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Letter from home, Civil War

Civil War Letter   National July 30   Dear Will. I received a letter from you on Satterday writen on the 10. I was very glad to here you were still well when so many thare is sick. That is … Continue reading

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