Nebraska Authors

Berna Hunter Chrisman

AKA: Bernice Chrisman

Born 1877-08-08 New Atlantic, PA (USA)

Died 1963-05-31
Scottsbluff, NE (USA)

Berna Hunter Chrisman was a Nebraska author who was also the mother of writer Harry E. Chrisman. Her autobiography describes pioneer life in Nebraska in the era 1879-1900.

Places Lived

New Atlantic, PA
Anselmo, NE
Gates, NE
Broken Bow, NE
Scottsbluff, NE

Author Of

  • Biography
  • Fiction


Autobiography; History; Magazine Articles





When You and I Were Young, Nebraska!: The Autobiography of a Pioneer Woman 1879-1900. 1971. (edited by Harry E. Chrisman)

Published articles in the Omaha World-Herald, Capper's Weekly and Readers Digest.

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