Burlington Northern Land Contract, June 16, 1874

In this June 16, 1874 application to buy land from the Burlington and Missouri River Railroad Company, Hungarian Andreas Mosser purchases land in Lancaster County, Nebraska. Mosser's application is especially remarkable, as he lists his time in the United States as "14 days" and his time in Nebraska as "8 days". The railroad clearly played an instrumental role in Mosser's new life in America, both by selling him his own land and likely by transporting him across the country to take possession of it, all within the span of only two weeks.

About this Document

  • Source: Burlington & Missouri River Railroad in Nebraska Land Department Applications
  • Citation: V. 22 App. #5550 thru V. 25, App. #6513, 17729
  • Date: June 16, 1874