Friedensau

Friedensau (HM1LY4)

Location: Deshler, NE 68340 Thayer County
Country: United States of America
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N 40° 8.83', W 97° 41.359'

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Located three miles north of this corner, near the Little Blue River, the village of Friedensau ("Peaceful Meadows") was established in 1874 by Lutheran missionary pastor John J. Kern. The town was first settled by his former parishioners from Indiana and Illinois.In 1885, according to a book written by Kern, there were approximately seventy inhabitants in Friedensau and the surrounding areas. There were two German Lutheran churches, a school, post office, water-powered grist mill, lumber yard, hotel, livery stable, blacksmith shop and a number of other small businesses.As late as the fall of 1886, it was expected that the Rock Island Railroad would be extended from Fairbury through Hebron, Friedensau, Kiowa, Oak and Nelson. However, due to the influence of area landowner John G. Deshler, the railroad was routed east through his property. After the railroad reached Deshler in 1887, the buildings in Friedensau were moved over the fenceless prairie and relocated in Deshler. Only the Trinity Lutheran Church and its cemetery remain in the Friedensau area today.
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HM NumberHM1LY4
Series This marker is part of the Nebraska: Nebraska State Historical Society series
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Placed ByHarold & Lois Struve Foundation and Nebraska State Historical Society
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Date Added Sunday, July 19th, 2015 at 2:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14T E 611640 N 4444914
Decimal Degrees40.14716667, -97.68931667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 8.83', W 97° 41.359'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 8' 49.8" N, 97° 41' 21.54" W
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Area Code(s)402
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near US-136, Deshler NE 68340, US
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