Transcribed from volume II of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed July 2002 by Carolyn Ward.


Oneida, a village of Nemaha county, is located in Gilman township on the St. Joseph & Grand Island R. R. 9 miles east of Seneca, the county seat. It has banking facilities, telegraph and express offices, and a money order postoffice with two rural routes. The population in 1910 was 350. In 1872 a postoffice known as Oneida was established at the farm house of Henry Kerns on the site of the present town. The next year Col. Cyrus Shinn bought 400 acres of land in the vicinity, part of which he platted for a town. In 1876 he built a store and two years later he gave an acre of land to George W. Buswell, who built the Oneida cheese factory. With the town thus under way Col. Shinn made extensive trips through Illinois and Missouri distributing hand bills and lecturing on the possibilities of his town. He advertised 500 town lots free. In that year one new building was added and the next year a hotel. The town was planned after Chicago and the streets named after those in that city. A ten-acre tract of timbered land was opened and called Hyde Park.

Page 392 from volume II of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed July 2002 by Carolyn Ward.

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