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Nebraska Jewish Historical Society
333 South 132nd Street
Omaha, NE 68154-2198
(402) 334-6442

A re-creation of a neighborhood shul, timeline history of Nebraska and Iowa synagogues, artifacts and photo displays depicting Jewish life and culture since the 1860s. Mon-Thurs, 10 am-4 pm. Groups by appt. Free. 402-334-6442. Jewish Omaha [September 1, 2005]

Cherry County: Kincaid Act: Ella Fleishman Auerbach. 1927. A Record of the Jewish Settlement in Nebraska. Typescript, Nebraska State Historical Society, Lincoln. Pages 66-69. Only the pertinent portion of the entire typescript is included here. The Nebraska Sandhills: the Human Landscape has a map of the claims. "1906 'Kincaid Act', land in the western part of Nebraska, giving each settler the right to file 640 acres of land. In 1880 and 1909 fourteen Jewish immigrant families, all of whom, with one exception, came either from Milwaukee or Omaha, took up homesteads under this Act. The settlement was located between two railroads, 45 miles from the town of Gordon on the Northwestern, and 25 miles from the Town of Hyannis on the Burlington.The Jewish farmers therefore engaged largely in stock raising. In 1908, the Jewish Agricultural Society made them loans for various farm purposes. But it was plain to the Society that the settlement would only be of temporary duration. In 1913, at the end of the minimum period required to get a title, the families commenced to move out. Three left that year, one the following year, and the rest in 1915 and 1916. ... All of the Cherry county farmers were youth of Russian origin, in their twenties (only two were over 30, and one as young as 14), and all of them, with but one exception, had been in this country only two or three years." Source of this Jewish settlement in Nebraska with names [September 2005]


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# Burial Location
1 HASTINGS: Adams County
2 LINCOLN: Lancaster County
3 NEBRASKA CITY: Otoe County
4 OMAHA: Douglas and Sarpy Counties
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