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"In the 1910 federal census, the Superintendent of the Nemaha County Poor House was Robert I. Brown."   Carole Williams

"I did not see a poor house info for Seward County. I am told my grandpa and grandma operated one in Seward."
     Steve Piper 

Plattsmouth Poor Farm: John Urwin, son of William Urwin, and his first wife, Ellen Winless. I found this in the Platsmouth Journal, Dec 29, 1924, Jan 02, 1925 and Jan 09, 1925.---Platsmouth Journal.
Barbara Zigelhofer

In the 1920 US Census Ponca Township, Dixon County Nebraska. My Great-Grandmother's sister, Cora B. Putnam (nee CHILDS) and her husband, Charles A. Putnam are listed as Superintendent & Caretaker of POOR FARM. Along with their 3 children, there are 2 male "inmates" listed.
Dot Morris

My mother's adopted father I have been told died in a Nebraska poor farm. He was living in at one time in Hershey Nebraska. His land was taken by the city for back payment. His name was Fred Marquette. Is this true? I have his death listed in 1941
Veronica Hummadi

Submission: Looking for information on a Dodge county poorhouse. My great-great grandfather was kept there for several days in 1896 and I'm trying to find out more information on him and the poorhouse. Thank you. His name was Alois Hrdlicka.

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