Brownville in Nemaha County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
1854 Didier Log Cabin
1827 Arrived in America, settling in Cincinnati, Ohio
1849 Moved to St. Louis, MO, worked for Pierre Chateau, Jr.
1852 Oversaw fur trading post five miles below Fort Laramie, Wyoming
August 19, 1854 Experienced and endured the Grattan Massacre all of the soldiers were killed. Their remains are at the National Cemetery at Ft. McPherson in Nebraska. John survived and reported the battle and loss to Mr. Chateau.
1854 Came to Nebraska, erected the 1854 cabin, living there 63 years.
1855 Married Mary Peneaux Beauvais Red Nose Didier Desera in Brownville, NE by Judge Whitney.
1918 John died September 27 and is buried at Barada, NE
Mary married Beauvais and had four children.
Mary married Howard Red Iron and had three children.
1855 Mary married John B. Didier II and had eight children.
June 26, 1901 Died and is buried at St. Francis Indian School in South Dakota, being enrolled in the Rosebud Sioux Tribe.
The cabin was built with whole logs running the length of the cabin, seven logs high with dovetailed corners. These logs are 8" to 15" in diameter, each chinked. The woods used in the reconstruction were oak, walnut, pine, cottonwood and cedar.
The foundation is constructed with large limestones. The loft is 7' X 15'. The main room, 15' X 15', was used as a bedroom, sitting room, and dining area. The porch, 7' X 15', was probably used as a summer kitchen originally.
The Brownville Historical Society purchased the cabin from the Last Family and moved the remaining logs which were located 10½ miles south of Brownville. In 2011 and 2012 the cabin was rebuilt by Jim Doty Construction. The cabin is the same size as the original structure and is located in Boettner Park, 2nd and Main Streets, Brownville, NE.
Nemaha County Development Foundation
B.H.S. Members and Friends
Casey's General Stores
for the Cabin Signage
Erected by Brownville Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • Wars, US Indian. A significant historical year for this entry is 1854.
Location. 40° 23.837′ N, 95° 39.448′ W. Marker is in Brownville, Nebraska, in Nemaha County. Marker can be reached from Main Street just west of South 2nd Street, on the left when traveling west. Marker and subject cabin are located on the west side of Brownville City Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 213 Main Street, Brownville NE 68321, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Brownville (a few steps from this marker); Late 1800's Road Grader (a few steps from this marker); Company C 1st Regiment of Nebraska (within shouting distance of this marker); Muir House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Large One-bottom Plow (about 600 feet away); The Nebraska State Teachers' Association (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brownville Bridge (approx. 0.6 miles away in Missouri); Peru State College (approx. 6.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brownville.
Also see . . . Didier Cabin in Brownville, Nebraska.
Dr. Bob Chitwood, Brownville resident and Historical Society past president, shares the history of the Didier Cabin, which was restored and is opened to the public from Boettner Park in downtown Brownville.(Submitted on April 5, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 5, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 4, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 104 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 5, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.