Nebraska Authors

Hattie Plum Williams

Born 1878 IA (USA)

Died 1963

Shelby, IA (USA)
Shelby Cemetery

An early woman Sociologist at the University of Nebraska, Hattie Plum Williams was noted for her interactions and research into the German-Russian community in Lincoln, NE. Especially important was her ability to speak German, which enabled her to conduct a thorough and accurate census of the German Russian neighborhoods in the North and South Bottoms of the city. Her census of 1913-1914 is often used by genealogists researching their German Russian roots.

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Sociology; Russian-German Immigrants; Volga Germans; American Citizenship



Places Worked

University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE


The Road to Citizenship : A Study of Naturalization in a Nebraska County. 1912.
A Social Study of the Russian German. 1916.
Handbook of Social Agencies in Nebraska. 1940.
The Czar's Germans : With Particular Reference to the Volga Germans. 1975.
Census of the German-Russian Population of Lincoln, Nebraska . 1969. (with Jacob Stroh)

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