Nebraska Authors

Edward D. Bartling

Born 1882-03-29

Edward D. Bartling was the long-time owner of the so-called John Brown cabin in Nebraska City, advertised by Bartling as the oldest structure in Nebraska. The cabin's connections to John Brown have been effectively questioned. Louise Pound discusses the legends surrounding the cabin and debunks its connection to Brown in her Nebraska Folklore, 1913 (pages 10-15). The structure is now called the Mayhew Cabin. It remains a museum and a traditional place for students of local history to visit.

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Civil War; Slavery; Nebraska; Underground Railroad; History


John Henry Kagi and the Old Log Cabin Home. 1938. (several later editions)

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