History of Norfolk, Madison County, Nebraska

Norfolk is located on the North Fork of the Elkhorn, in the northeastern part of the county, about four miles above its junction with the main branch of that river. The valley surrounding it is level, and the town is occasionally flooded. This might be, and probably will be, prevented. The first store-keeper here, and the pioneer store-keeper of the county, was Evan Jones, who kept a small store in a dug-out, near the present site of the “Norfolk Mills,” in November, 1866. These mills were built by Col. Charles Mathewson, being completed in February, 1870, and they determined the …

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Lutheran Community Hospital, Norfolk, Nebraska

Incorporation of Norfolk, Madison County, Nebraska

The town was incorporated in 1881. Its first Board of Trustees were: Charles P. Matthewson, Chairman; John E. Olney, Clerk; A. P. Pilger, John Koenigstein and Frederick Lukas; Samuel W. Hayes was chosen Treasurer. Of the principal business men in Norfolk, John E. Olney settled here in 1869, and erected his fine, large brick store in 1879; Carl Asmus came in 1871, and erected his store, constructed of homemade brick, in 1880; J. S. McClary and A. P. Pilger came also in 1871; Dr. Daniels in 1872; W. H. Widaman and S. W. Hayes in 1873; John Koenigstein in 1871, …

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Charles P. Mathewson

Biographies of Norfolk Nebraska

Historical and Biographical Sketches of Norfolk, Madison County, Nebraska Asmus, Carl Bear, Alex Dr. Bugelow, A. Daniel, D. R. Dr. Donaldson, I. B. Fletcher, George B. Gerecke, Herman Hayes, C. S. Hayes, Samuel W. Hon. Jones, B. W. Koenigstein, J. Mathewson, Charles Hon. Mathewson, Charles P. McClary, J. S. Olney, John E. Pilger, A. P. Pollock, J. G Selah, C. Verges, F. Dr. Wegener, F. Welch, Frank Hon. Widaman, W. H. Yost, A. N. Source: Andreas, A. T. History of the State of Nebraska, p. 1106-1107. Chicago: The Western Historical Company. 1882.

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