Nebraska Authors

Opal Berryman Paap

AKA: Mrs. Herbert

Born 1897

Her book is a fictionalized biography of her father's experiences as a Baptist preacher and missionary in west Texas and New Mexico, 1905-1915. A reviewer in the 1949 Pacific Historical Review (Vol. 18 No. 4, Nov., 1949, 520-521) found the book to be a literary success with something to say about moral reform on the frontier. The author described her book as "factual throughout" with "some incidents changed as to time and place." (Lincoln Evening Journal, 10-29-1948.)

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Biography


Biography; Frontier Life; Religion


Pioneer Preacher. 1948.

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