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Andreas History of Nebraska

Burt Co. - A history of Burt County can be found in this book published in 1882.
Please note - Blackbird County was divided in 1879, and portions were added to Burt County.
The history of Blackbird County also appears in the Andreas.
Name index now on-line for people of Burt County appearing in the Andreas with hot-links!
Name index for Blackbird County.

Who's Who in Burt County, Nebraska, 1940. Transcribed by Karen Elliott for the Burt Co. NEGenWeb Project

Compendium of History Remininscence & Biography of NEBRASKA includes biographies for the following persons that were in Burt County at some time: John Chidvall, Harry Fullen, Herman Gerecke, Dr. George W. Ira, Jacob R. McCartney, Andrew Olson, Louis Pierson, S. E. Strom, James W. Tucker, Fred Uehling.

Compendium of History Reminiscence & Biography of WESTERN Nebraska includes biographies for the following persons having some connection to Burt County: Steven DOWNING, and the TEETERS twins.

"Nebraska Pioneer Reminiscences" - collection issued by Nebraska D.A.R. in 1916. See -
"Pioneer Nebraska Teacher" (BS Roscoe) on page 30. "Experiences of a Pioneer Woman" (EG Everett) on page 32, and "The Heroine of the Jules-Slade Tragedy" on page 322.

Census Records

You'll find a list of Burt Co. precincts/townships over the years at Burt Precincts

The Burt Co. Post Offices, Churches & Cemeteries are found at Burt Places

1854 NE Territorial Census, District 6 (Burt & Washington Counties) as extracted & appeared in the "Nebraska and Midwest Genealogical Record".

1856 Burt County Census (Head of Household with birthplace & occupation)

1856 Burt County Census as extracted & appeared in the "NE & Midwest Genealogical Record"

1860 Territorial Census: Burt County (note - Burt County was several times larger back then)
These files are in the NEGenWeb Project Archives.

Omaha Reservation adjoining Burt Co Decatur Arizona
Woodville (all unoccupied dwellings) Tekamah Central City

1885 NE State Census for Burt County - NEGenWeb Project Archives

1910 Burt County Census for Craig Precinct

Other general lists for Burt County

Burt County Taxes of April 1872 - Thanks to Chris Dee

"Nebraska State Gazetteer, Business Directory and Farmers List for 1890-91" J.M. Wolfe & Co., Publishers, 1890.

1917 Gazetteer - Business only

Burt County Officials 1855 - 1884 - Roster of County Officials

Noteworthy Men of Tekamah and Vicinity (1905) Book by Ott Brothers



Gravestone extracts by Jane Judt

Deman Hinds Cemetery
Holy Family Country Cemetery
Grace Cemetery
Silver Creek Cemetery

Gravestone photos by Tania Ullarich

Pioneer Cemetery (located in Cuming Co., but operated by Oakland, Burt Co., NE)
Unidentified Cemetery

Obits (gravestone extracts, photos) by Harry H. Wagner

Argo Cemetery
St. Paul's Cemetery

St. John's Lutheran Church & Cemetery, Lyons, NE by Susan Schlichting

NSGS Ancestree (Journal) Vol. 2, no 2 (Fall 1979)

Small Burial Plot (extract of stones) p 95

NSGS Ancestree (Journal), Vol. 3 no 2 (Fall 1980)

Grace Lutheran Cemetery, p 43

NSGS Ancestree (Journal) Vol. 5, no 1 (Summer 1982)

Extract for Paddock Hill Cemetery, pp 18-19
Extract for unnamed Cemetery at Tekamah, NE, p 1

Find-a-Grave Burt County Cemeteries

Marriage Records of Burt County -

Burt County marriage records from 1871 to 1996 are available through the coordinator.  Bill Wever.

Territorial marriages in Burt Co. (Bride's List and Groom's List)

Burt Co. Marriages after statehood (files prepared by Michelle Savre-Hansen and Bill Wever)

Book 1 - 14 May 1871 - 7 Feb 1882: (Bride's List) -- (Groom's List)
Book 2 - 8 Feb 1882 - 26 Dec 1889: (Bride's List) -- (Groom's List)
Book 3 - 6 Mar 1889 - 30 Dec. 1896: (Bride's List) -- (Groom's List)
Book 4 - 11 Jun 1897 - 29 Sep 1903: (Bride's List) -- (Groom's List)
Book 5 - 9 Oct 1903 - 10 Dec 1910: (Bride's List) -- (Groom's List)
Book 6 - 30 Nov 1910 - 26 Dec 1918: (Bride's List) -- (Groom's List)
Book 7 - 1 Jan 1919 to 26 Jan 1929: (Bride's List) -- (Groom's List)
Book 8 - 28 Jan 1929 - 7 Sep 1937: (Bride's List) -- (Groom's List)


The Great War - collection of files related to Burt County in World War I.

World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Army and Army Air Forces Personnel from  Nebraska (NARA website - list by county)


NEWSPAPERS of Burt County - list of newspapers still in existence (microfilm), collection of articles including "Pilgrim's" visits to early settlers; Burt County Reunions of Old Veterans; Burt County Pioneers Association (including deaths of 1908- 1910); the 1913 tornado at Craig, NE - and more!

Tekamah in 1887 - 5 Jun, Lincoln State Journal. View the entire "Immigrant Issue", and choose the town where you would settle.

Check the Burt County Herald for interesting period articles about some older Burt County families. Burt County Herald

Other files for the people of Burt County

Death Notices of Burt County people from early issues of "Nebraska History & Record of Pioneer Days" published by Nebraska State Historical Society.

Bits of history from "Nebraska History & Record of Pioneer Days" -
Paragraph about first settlement at Tekamah, & the new courthouse built in 1918. Vol I, no. 2, 1918
"Blockhouse at Tekamah"
(military organization in 1854-1855) from Vol. I, no. 3-4, 1918

Burt County Education - Student and teacher lists.

Burt County Biographies - contributed by viewers (these can also be accessed from the Surnames page)

Burt County Photo Album - Photos from the Past
If you have any old photos you would like to share, please send an email to the county coordinator, Bill Wever.
Following his reponse, email a scanned copy of the photo(s) as directed.

Penny Postcard collection of Joy Fisher - Burt County images (none found 17 Aug 2011)

Articles in NSGS Journals "Ancestree" - related to Burt County (most linked above).

Swedish settlement in Boyd County by folks from Burt County.

Visit "Nebraska ... Our Towns" as provided by UNL, early history with photographs.
Make sure to see the Burt County pages of this project.

Nebraska State Genealogical Society - Ancestree (Journals) Links to articles in back issues of Ancestree.

Learn about Naturalization Records Index 1868-1943 - The Nebraska State Historical Society RG 205 Ahim, Sixten David Valentin thru Youngdahl, Erick George.

1895 Atlas - NE maps: find obsolete places from maps by Pam Rietsch.

Visit the Oops! page for viewers corrections to above extracts.

Nebraska Studies (history website)

NE Newspapers (UNL)

National Register of Historic Places - list for Burt County, NE

Nebraska State Historical Society

Mail Lists
Search for information on your people in the Burt County Mail List (an archive file)
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NEGenWeb | Burt Co. Home Page

1997-2001 Bill Wever for NEGenWeb Project
UPDATED 2002 Tania U.
2007 for NEGenWeb Project, Bill Wever