Burlington Northern Land Contract, August Wilke

In this application to buy land from the Burlington and Missouri River Railroad Company, August Wilke purchases 40 acres in Lancaster County, Nebraska for $5.50 per acre. A German immigrant who had lived in the United States for 16 years, Wilke already owned a homestead in the section adjacent to the one purchased here. Railroad land sales offered immigrants who had established themselves earlier the chance to increase their holdings.

About this Document

  • Source: Burlington & Missouri River Railroad in Nebraska Land Department Applications
  • Citation: V. 31 App. #8239 thru V. 34, App. #9156, 17732
  • Date: May 5, 1876