Nebraska Authors

Erastus F. Beadle

Born 1821 Otsego County, NY (USA)

Died 1894

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Erastus Beadle left Buffalo, New York, with aspirations to build the community for prospective settlers who were arriving to Omaha in droves after the Kansas-Nebraska Act. His diary details his journey in coming west and staking land claim in Nebraska Territory. David Bristow calls his To Nebraska in 1857 "one of the liveliest first-person accounts of life in territorial Omaha," and offers a complete on-line version.
After leaving Nebraska in 1858, he returned to new York and became a senior partner at Beadle and Adams, publisher of the Beadle's Dime Novels series which began in 1860.

Places Lived

Buffalo, NY
New York, NY
Omaha, NE

Author Of

  • Biography


Nebraska Territory; Settlers/Pioneers; Diaries




Nebraska 150 Books honor for Ham, Eggs and Corn Cake: A Nebraska Territory Diary, 2017


To Nebraska in '57: A Diary of Erastus F. Beadle. 1887. (later published under the title, Ham, Eggs and Corn Cake: A Nebraska Territory Diary)

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