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 George L. Lore

George L. Lore, born October 25, 1869, in South Fork Township, Pawnee County, Nebraska, served as the county clerk since his election in 1901. Raised locally, Lore attended Iowa Normal College before spending ten years in DuBois, Nebraska. He moved to Pawnee City upon his election. Active in local politics, he was noted for his diligent and capable service. Lore married Katherine Atkinson, with whom he had two children, Eugene A. and Mildred T. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias and the Methodist Church, embodying the best interests of Pawnee County.
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Biography of Dr. Charles F. Stewart

Dr. Charles F. Stewart, born August 28, 1832, in Switzerland County, Indiana, is Nebraska’s longest-serving physician, active since 1857. He moved to Nemaha County in the Nebraska Territory, where he built a distinguished career. Dr. Stewart served as an acting assistant surgeon during the Civil War and was superintendent of the Nebraska Hospital for the Insane. He spent seven years on the state board of health and over twenty years as a U.S. examining surgeon for pensions. Despite his age, Dr. Stewart remained actively engaged in his medical practice past 1900.
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Biography of Robert Wilkinson Furnas

Robert Wilkinson Furnas, born May 5, 1824, in Miami County, Ohio, was a distinguished figure in Nebraska’s history. Orphaned by cholera in 1832, he was raised by his grandfather. Furnas apprenticed in tinsmithing and printing before venturing into publishing, founding the Nebraska Advertiser in 1856. A Civil War veteran, he organized Indian regiments and served in key battles. Post-war, he engaged in politics, agriculture, and education, becoming Nebraska’s governor in 1872. Married to Mary E. McComas, they had eight children. Furnas contributed significantly to state agriculture, education, and veterans’ affairs.
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Biography of John C. Haddan of Wymore

John C. Haddan, born on July 15, 1840, in Putnam County, Indiana, was a Civil War veteran and prominent resident of Wymore, Gage County, Nebraska. He enlisted in August 1861 in the 27th Indiana Volunteer Infantry and was honorably discharged in February 1863. Haddan participated in key battles including Winchester and Cedar Mountain. He moved to Nebraska in 1872 after living in Iowa. Married to Mary I. Wymore, he became a notable local figure, owning multiple properties. Active in politics as a Republican, Haddan also served as past commander of Coleman Post No. 115, G.A.R.
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Ervin & Bonnie Blauhorn Family of Merrick County, Nebraska

Ervin Blauhorn, born near Palmer, Nebraska, is the eldest of seven children of William and Anna Otto Blauhorn. After farming with his father, he served in World War II with the 3rd Armored Division in Europe. Post-war, he returned to farming. Bonnie Scharvin, born in Sioux City, Iowa, and raised near Archer, Nebraska, graduated from Archer High School and Nebraska Central College. She taught in Merrick County schools for forty-five years. Ervin and Bonnie married on June 22, 1947, and settled on a farm near Archer. Both active in community and church affairs, they retired in 1967 and reside in…
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Albert & Minnie Blauhorn Family of Merrick County, Nebraska

Albert Blauhorn, born September 30, 1897, to Julius and Marie (Buss) Blauhorn, and Minnie Garrett, born October 14, 1896, to Joseph and Mary (Abel) Garrett, were married on June 8, 1921, after a three-year courtship. Albert and Minnie farmed near Palmer, Nebraska, until 1964 before moving to Central City. They have three daughters, Winona, Betty, and Fern, along with numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The couple has been active in the Archer Zion United Methodist Church since 1927. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1971 and value their family traditions, particularly their Christmas gatherings.
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