Nebraska Genealogy

Nebraska Genealogy is being developed as a genealogical and historical resource for your personal use. It contains information and records for Nebraska ancestry, family history, and genealogy. Specifically, it provides sources for birth records, death records, marriage records, census records, tax records, court records, and military records. It also provides some historical details about different times and people in Nebraska history.

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Pioneers of Fillmore and Adjoining Counties
In 1915, G. R. McKeith compiled a series of narratives entitled “Pioneer Stories of the Pioneers of Fillmore and Adjoining Counties,” published by the Press of Fillmore County News in Exeter, Nebraska. This collection serves as a historical account, documenting the experiences and contributions of the early settlers who established the foundations of the local communities. While the book’s format and occasional errors reflect its humble beginnings, its content holds intrinsic value. The stories of these pioneers provide pleasure to the current generation and serve as a factual foundation for future historical research. The accounts included herein are not merely tales but are the documented realities of those who braved the unknown to build the communities we inhabit today.

Families of Merrick County
This is a compilation of family sketches submitted as part of the History of Merrick County, Nebraska, vol. 1.

Biographies of Richardson County
We have begun publishing the biographies that were compiled and published in the 1917 version of the History of Richardson County, Nebraska by Lewis C. Edwards.

Nebraska Obituaries by County

Compendium of History Reminiscence and Biography of Nebraska
Work in progress, many early Nebraska names.

New Nebraska Genealogy

Henry & Minnie Beltner Family of Merrick County, Nebraska

Henry W. Beltner was born on February 2, 1862, in Hannover, Germany. He immigrated to the United States, working as a farmhand in Chapman, Nebraska. Henry had three children with his first wife: Fred, Herman, and Lena. After her death, he married Minnie C. Herre on October 6, 1907. The couple bought a farm near Chapman, where Henry was also a township overseer. He died on September 24, 1924.Minnie Caroline Beltner, born on March 2, 1882, in Germany, immigrated to Nebraska at age 24. After Henry’s death, she lived with her nephew, William Schuette, and later moved to Chapman and…
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Roger C. Beck Family of Merrick County, Nebraska

Roger Beck and Mildred John Beck, born in Merrick and Valley Counties respectively, married on March 12, 1949, in Lexington, Nebraska. They initially farmed near Clarks, Nebraska, before purchasing acreage in Clarks in 1954 and later moving to Holt County in 1962. They were active in 4-H, church, and community events. They settled east of Central City in 1964, continuing their farming and horse interests. They raised three children—John, Jerry, and Charlene—and have three grandchildren. The Becks enjoyed family gatherings, community involvement, and travel, marking their life with memorable holidays and activities.
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John & Lottie Belle Family of Merrick County, Nebraska

Lottie Sophia Burr, born on June 1, 1883, in Palmyra, New York, was one of eight children of Henry and Charlotte Barnes Burr. After losing her parents young, she moved to Nance County, Nebraska, in 1909 with her husband, John Henry Belle, and his daughters. They farmed and raised three children together. Lottie, an early telephone operator, later worked in the W.P.A. sewing program and as a nurse. John died in 1944, and Lottie lived until age ninety-seven, passing away on July 13, 1980. Known for her quick wit and kind heart, she was beloved by her family and community.
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Floyd Belle Family of Merrick County, Nebraska

Floyd Belle was born on September 10, 1911, in Nance County, Nebraska, to John and Lottie Belle. After moving to Central City in 1930, he met and married Edna Fullington on January 4, 1933. They had a son, Carrol, in 1937 and later moved to Hamburg, Iowa, in 1940, working at Butler Dairy. They experienced numerous floods while living between the Missouri and Nishnabotna Rivers. Their daughter, Connie Jo, was born in 1947. Floyd later worked in a locker plant, and Edna in the school cafeteria. Floyd died in a tractor accident in 1973. After his death, Edna returned to…
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Carl Beed Family of Merrick County, Nebraska

Carl and Bonnie Beed, who met at Palmer Public Schools in 1961, married on February 21, 1969, in Palmer, Nebraska. Carl, originally from Meadow Grove and Tilden, Nebraska, served in the Army from June 1969, stationed in Germany where Bonnie and their son, Matthew, joined him. After Carl’s discharge in 1971, they returned to Palmer, where Carl worked as a welder. They welcomed a daughter, Michelle, in July 1971. The family, active in the United Methodist Church and American Legion Post #120, enjoys a peaceful life in Palmer, engaging in hobbies like carpentry, fishing, and sewing.
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Raymond Beck Family of Merrick County, Nebraska

(Portion of a poem written in 1977 by Mrs. Dale Beck) You, Raymond, were born early in May of eighteen hundred ninety-seven.Parents, Anna (Lumadue) and John gladly welcomed their bundle from heaven.One sister, Iva, with three brothers, Dave, Frank, and Walter, also greeted you.Soon you had twin brother and sister, Lizzie and Leslie, and later Zoa, too.Three youngest to join the family making eleven were Teddy, Albert, Ruth.Off to Twenty-Five and Pleasant Hill Schools you went to learn of things the truth.Church was held, and you attended with your family at the Pleasant Hill School also.Then later Pierce Chapel became…

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