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Original Boone County Courthouse

Organization of Boone County, Nebraska

The early settlers of Boone County had not lived in the county long before they became anxious to get the machinery of law and order into operation, and the act of the Legislature providing for the organization of Boone County was speedily taken advantage of. July 28, 1871, is the date of the first sign of corporate existence, for on that day John Hammond, Harvey Maricle and S. P. Bollman were sworn in as Commissioners by I. N. Taylor, Judge of Probate for Platte County. On the 26th day of August following, they met at Harvey Maricle‘s house and decided …

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1887 Nebraska Map from Harper’s Common Geography

Boone County, Nebraska Biographies

Biographies can provide some interesting information of the person you are searching for, use it with care, sometimes it is not accurate. Andrews, F. P. Armstrong, James S. Berry, Joel Boardman, Manly B. Bollman, Samuel P. Bothwell, D. F. Bronson, H. M. Brown, George E. Brown, George W. Hon. Clark, Loran Sr. Clark, Luther Cressman, A. A. Rev. Daniels, Will B. Deffenderfer, C. F. Dwyer, Edward Guillemot, E. A. Dr. Hamilton, John D. Hamilton, Joseph Hon. Hardy, Robert Capt. Hungate, J. A. Rev. Lewis, D. A. M. D. Mackay, John G. Martin, Thompson F. Mears, W. A. Nelson, W. J. …

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Yankton Sioux War Dance

Native Americans of Madison County, Nebraska

The people of Madison County have had but little trouble on account of Indians. The settlement on the North Fork had, perhaps, most difficulty with them in the spring of 1867. The winter had been exceptionally severe, snow lying on the level to the depth of three feet, and the cold being intense. It was next to impossible for the Indians to find food. Provisions were not plenty with the settlers, and for their own supplies they had to travel to the Logan Creek, a distance of sixty-five miles, the trip frequently requiring a whole week. Under these circumstances, it …

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Early Settlements in Madison County, Nebraska

The first explorers of Madison County of whom we have any account, were two Germans from Jefferson County, Wisconsin, who left their homes September 1, 1865, to look for new homes in Nebraska. They came here by way of St. Joseph, Missouri, Omaha, Elkhorn City, Fontanelle and West Point. Here they hired a team to take them to the North Fork of the Elkhorn. Eight miles above West Point, the most advanced settler was found. Passing on, they reached their destination September 15. These two pioneers were Herman Braasch and Frederick Wagner. After selecting a location for a colony with …

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