Nebraska Authors

Eldon Hostetler

Born 1926-11-26 Beaver Crossing, NE (USA)

Died 2014-11-12

Places Lived

Beaver Crossing, NE
Milford, NE

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction


Local history; Family history


Retired farmer
Mennonite volunteer service in the Virgin Islands and South America

Places Worked

Wrote for the Milford Times
Jacob Hostetler family newsletter


Milford Classic Historian by the Milford Community Chamber of Commerce


Bellwood Mennonite Church
Seward County Historical Society
Seward County Genealogy Society
Nebraska State Historical Society
Nebraska Mennonite Historical Newsletter, editor
Nebraska Mennonite Historical Society, president


Early Milford People Stories: Old newspapers tell the story, 1864-1940. 1995.
From Switzerland to Nebraska: The Burkey family story : Valentine (1794-1860), Joseph (1816-1902), Peter (1867-1947). 1995.
A good place to be from: The story of the Milford Mennonite experience 1873-1997. 1997.
The Nathaniel and Mary Hostetler family story. 2000.
The Way It Was. 2004.
The Milford story : one hundred and fifty years of Milford history. 2014.

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