Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Platte County Bank

Platte County Bank
Platte County Bank
Postmark: PLATTE CENTER NEB JUN 18 1912 5PM
Mrs Wm Brunken
Must tonight take time and write a few words   Since last Thursday Aunt Tillie and Mrs Van Allen were here and yesterday Uncle A and Charlie got them in the Car   I suppose will have more company from Neligh  This week Mr & Mrs Brunkens were here yesterday to   had lots of company   Mama is about the same   felt so offly tired   today slept all afternoon   Hope we will hear from you soon.

Who's Who

  • "Mrs Wm Brunken" is Clara Marie "Mary" (Petersen) Brunken
  • "Aunt Tillie" is Mathilda (Hansen) Petersen, wife of Andrew Petersen.
  • "Mrs Van Allen" is unidentified.
  • "Uncle A" is Andrew Petersen, brother of Carsten Petersen, Sr.
  • "Charlie" is Charles Andrew Petersen, son of Andrew Petersen.
  • "Mr & Mrs Brunken" is probably John Dietrich and Johanna Wilhelmina (Plath) Brunken.
  • "Mama" is Ida Lucia (Martensen) Petersen.
  • "Cacilia" is Cecelia Margaret Petersen.

Story - Picture

"The Platte County Bank was organized in 1879, and the Farmers State Bank in 1910. Both closed following the crash of 1929. In 1935 the Platte County Bank was reorganized as a cooperative. In 1945 it became a regular bank, known as Platte Center Bank."[1]  It is now known as the Bank of the Valley.

"In addition to his farming interests Mr. Petersen is a stockholder and director in the Platte County Bank of Platte Center and in the Monroe Independent Telephone Company."[2]

The Columbus journal. January 11, 1905. page 8


Postmark: June 18, 1912.


103 4th Street, Platte Center, Nebraska.   As it looks on Google Maps:

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  1. Virtual Nebraska - Our Towns, Platte Center. http://www.casde.unl.edu/history/counties/platte/plattecenter/. Downloaded August 4, 2014.
  2. Past and Present of Platte County, The S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, Chicago 1915. http://www.olden-times.com/oldtimenebraska/n-t&cmiller/Platte_History/Vol_II/ppp2p424.html#p438. Downloaded August 4, 2014.