Chester Nebraska Online Museum

Welcome to an online collection of artifacts from through Chester’s history. Many of these have been collected over the years and rather than just stay hidden in filing cabinets and boxes, I thought it would be good to display them until (hopefully!) one day Chester gets a museum of its own.

Do you have something in your collection to share? Send a clear photo and short description via email and we’ll add it!


Auction Poster for Poland Pigs in Chester Nebraska 1918-image

Auction Poster for Poland Pigs in Chester Nebraska 1918

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A fine auction poster from 1918 showcases two quality pigs including the 1100 lb Jumbo Bob!

The pigs were being sold by Von Farell Bros in Chester Nebraska.  CF Von Forrell went “to fight for Uncle Sam” (May 1918) and Ira G was left in charge of the 400 acre farm “without sufficient helf to successfully carry on the hog business”.

The CF Von Farell is likely a typo for CE (Cyrus) Von Farell.  Here is his obituary from the Chester Herald.
Here is the obituary for his brother Ira George Von Farell:

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3 thoughts on “Chester Nebraska Online Museum

  • Michael Tipton

    It was G.D. Van Cleef

  • Brad Brown

    Hi –

    I am Brad Brown, son of Harold E. Brown who grew up in Chester. I have a copy of The Chester Herald Souvenir Number dated January First 1914.

    It’s quite interesting with lots of pics, adverts and articles about Chester’s beginning years. If you’re interested in receiving a copy of it, I could possibly photograph each of its 25 or so pages and send it to you if you don’t already have it. My Dad got it from Dale Duey, a friend of his who he grew up with in Chester.

    best regards,

    Brad Brown

  • Chester Plummer

    I was born Dec 10th 1944 and named Chester and did not know why until today


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