My Nebraska roots go back 150 years

By Nate Becwar My family’s history is ingrained in the history of Nebraska. After all, there has been a Becwar living here since its admission to the Union in 1867. My mother’s side (mostly German) and my father’s side (mostly Czech) both came to America after the Civil War and took up the offer from the federal government to settle west. It is astonishing that the county in which both my grandmothers still live is the very place my ancestors began their American journey 150 years ago. On my father’s side, Frantisek “Frank” Becwar and his wife, Mary, came...

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