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Nellie Francis (Flickinger) Siegrist Collection

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: H2012-090

Content Description

The collection mainly consists of daily diary/journal entries written by Nellie Francis (Flickinger) Siegrist from 1924 to 1970. Most of the diary years are present, but there are a few years either missing or not created. Nellie Flickinger was born September 7, 1890 in Warner (S.D.). She was married May 7, 1918 to Albert Siegrist in McIntosh (S.D.) and the family lived on Alpine Farm near Keldron (S.D.), Corson County, from 1918 to 1958. The diary also notes the adopting of their daughter, Edith Siegrist in July of 1925. The diaries note the day-to-day operations of the Siegrist family, particularly seen from a women’s point of view. The diaries highlight Nellie’s various chores and activities on the farm, social and family activities throughout the community, and Albert’s farm operations. The donor provided notes on each diary; these notes were photocopied and added with each diary. Also included are Siegrist/Flickinger family genealogy, various death notices and cards for family members, Albert Siegrist business ledgers 1894-1911, the guest list for Nellie and Albert’s retirement party in 1954, and funeral memorial books for Edith C. (Getman) Flickinger [Nellie’s mother] and Clara Bea (Flickinger) Day [Nellie’s maternal aunt]. A beaded moccasin was offered to the CHC Museum for their consideration.

Acquisition Type


Restrictions Apply



  • 1924-1970



0.75 Cubic Feet