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

Biography of John Henry Dundas of Auburn

John Henry Dundas, born October 14, 1845, near Aurora, Illinois, was an editor, lecturer, and Chautauqua manager in Auburn, Nebraska. Of Irish descent, his father, James Dundas, emigrated from County Fermanagh, Ireland, to Canada in 1822. John began his career as a stonemason and teacher before transitioning to journalism in 1884. He purchased and merged the *Republican* and *Granger* newspapers. Dundas served in various public roles, authored a history of Nemaha County, and was instrumental in founding the Auburn Chautauqua in 1899. He married Wealthy J. Bishop in 1871, and they had five children.
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Biography of James E. Doyle of Liberty Township

James E. Doyle, born in 1829 in Zanesville, Ohio, was a respected resident of Liberty Township, Gage County, Nebraska, and a Civil War veteran. He enlisted in November 1861 with Company E, Fifty-ninth Indiana Volunteer Infantry, serving honorably for three years. After the war, he resumed his trade as a wagon and carriage maker in Bloomfield, Indiana, before moving to a farm near Bloomfield in 1867. In 1885, he relocated to Gage County, Nebraska, where he successfully farmed 120 acres. Doyle married Mary Weiser, who died in 1856, leaving one son, Martin. In 1861, he married Sarah Bender, with whom…
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Biography of Charles R. Hacker of Auburn

Charles R. Hacker, born August 29, 1866, on his uncle’s farm in Nemaha County, Nebraska, was a lifelong resident of the county. His grandfather, David Hacker, a Virginian born in 1797, served in the “Graybeard Regiment” during the Civil War and died in 1863. Charles’ father, James Malcolm Hacker, born in 1825 in Dayton, Ohio, was a pioneer of Nemaha County and served as a civil engineer and county clerk. Charles followed in his father’s footsteps, becoming county clerk in 1901 and re-elected in 1903. On February 8, 1903, Charles married his third cousin, Elsie Hacker. The couple, along with…
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Biography of John Frederick of Hooker Township

John Frederick, born February 11, 1847, in Württemberg, Germany, was a successful farmer in Hooker Township, Gage County, Nebraska. He immigrated to the United States with his family in 1854, settling in Maryland before moving to Illinois and Missouri. At fifteen, he enlisted as a drummer boy in the Eighty-second Illinois Infantry during the Civil War, participating in numerous significant battles and enduring sixty days in Libby Prison. After the war, he moved to Nebraska in 1870, purchasing land and gradually amassing 320 acres of well-improved farmland. On November 12, 1878, he married Elizabeth Gillett, and they had nine children….
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Biography of Mrs. Harriet Hoover of Aspinwall

Mrs. Harriet Hoover, a resident of Aspinwall precinct, Nemaha County, Nebraska, was the widow of Dr. Jerome Hoover, a respected physician and one of the founders of Nemaha City. Born December 20, 1830, in Monroe County, New York, Harriet married Jerome on July 4, 1849. Jerome, born August 9, 1809, in Miami County, Ohio, moved to Nebraska and pre-empted the townsite of Nemaha City, where he contributed significantly to its development until his death on May 27, 1876. Harriet and Jerome had nine children, of whom three survived: Flora, Frederick E., and Harriet. Harriet lived with her son Frederick on…
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Biography of James A. Stephenson of Nemaha

James A. Stephenson, born January 16, 1862, in St. Lawrence County, New York, was a successful farmer in Nemaha County, Nebraska. He owned 120 acres and rented an additional 175 acres, where he grew corn, wheat, and oats, and raised high-grade livestock. His grandparents, Robert Stephenson and Miss Hutchison, emigrated from Ireland. James’ father, William Stephenson, settled in New York in 1831 and married Helen Watson in 1839. James married Louise Watson on February 3, 1884, and they had four children. Active in the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Methodist Episcopal Church, James was also a Republican and…
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