Thursday, April 28, 2016

Potato farming

On 22 Jan 1898 the Afro-American Sentinel reported.....

Who is I. N. Trindle? The Afro-American Sentinel was published in Omaha, Nebraska  from 1893-1899.  There are two unincorporated places named Olean in Nebraska, one in Colfax County and one in Valley County, where was I. N.'s farm.


  1. The closest Trindles I have found are the ones living in Ord (about 7-8 miles from Olean) in Valley County in the 1910, 1920, and 1930 censuses. Thomas and Lova Trindle appear in the census as white, however. In 1900 Thomas and his first wife, Alice, are in Yale, about 25 miles from Olean.

    1. Thanks Janice. I've looked at that newspaper article many times wondering if it might be a T not an I or any other letter for that matter. It could be a T. Thomas' middle initial is M as evidenced in many records. (pretty close to N?) However, the 25 mile distance in 1900 is a bit of a question.