Please submit any obits related to Burt County for inclusion on this page.
Actual news stories from Nebraska newspapers as they happened.
History of Burt County G. A. R. written in 1915
1887 "Boom in Nebraska", promo to attract settlers to Burt County
PILGRIM articles from the Tekamah Journal, 1900 - visits with the old settlers, memories of the old days!
- additional Pilgrim articles (page two)
Reminiscent article by A.P. DeMilt (Tekamah Journal 1900).
Reunions, Deaths of Burt County Pioneers & Old Settlers -
1903 - Formation of the Burt County Pioneer Association - Burt County Herald
1904 - Reunion, where some old settlers have gone - Burt County Herald
1905 - Folsom Park Picnic of pioneers & old settlers
1906 - Pioneers & old settlers meet again at Folsom Park
Old Settlers Gather in 1907 - first sodbuster in each precinct honored.
1908 Reunion of Old Settlers honors tree planters
Old Settler's Association list from 1909 Oakland "Independent" newspaper.
Old Settlers Reunion and death list for 1911 from Oakland "Republican"
1912 - Old Settler's Reunion, Gov. Aldrich speaks, some history (two articles)
1913 - Old Settler's - few remaining of those that arrived in the 1850's
1914 - Reunion celebrates 60 years since first settlers arrived in Burt County, list of firsts
1915 - Reunion of Old Settlers from the Lyons Mirror
Deaths reported at the Old Settlers Reunions of Burt county were printed from the summer of 1908 to summer of 1911.
Craig, 1913 Easter Tornado - May 27, 1913 The Craig News
EASTER CYCLONE Whirling Demon Visits Craig and Vicinity in Its Path of Devastation and Destruction of Life and Property. Series of news stories about that horrendous experience.
1917 + Burt County in the Great World War collection of newspaper articles. Use your "Back" button to return to this page.
1919 - 1922 Burt County Herald - news clippings of births, anniversaries, marriages of current or former Burt County residents outside of Burt Co., and deaths of residents in the Tekamah area.
Contact the Burt County Coordinator for extractions of articles which appeared after 1922.
8 May 1930: There was a tornado causing major damage and loss of life in Tekamah.
19 August 1953 Lincoln Star - "Fame is Fleeting"...
article about Cowboy Actor Hoot Gibson ...native of Burt county as he returned to that county after many year's absence.
Volunteer typists are needed to continue growth of this area. If you could volunteer your services for two hours a month, your assistance would be appreciated. - Bill Wever
Burt County Newspapers on microfilm at NSHS
- January 1892-December 1900
- January 1906-September 1906
- August 1909-December 1914
- January 1918-January 1961
- July 1955-March 1960
- August 1902-December 1942
- June 1895-September 1896
- April 1877-April 1878
- May 1844
- August 1890-December 1916
- January 1918 to present
- December 1892
- November 1895-December 1895
- April 1986- December 1896
- March 1899- January 1901
- April 1901- June 1915
Oakland Independent and Republican
- November 1881
- October 1885- February 1897
- April 1897 to present
- May 1908 -February 1912
- October 1895 -February 1896
- April 1896 -April 1907
West side Herald
- November 1915 - April 1933
- June 1933 -March 1937
- June 1937 -June 1941
- August 1941
Burt County Herald
- June 1892
- (January 1895 - January 1896)
- April 1896 - October 1897
- December 1897 - August 1942
Burt County Plaindealer
- April 1934 - November 1948
- February 1949 - present
- June 1874 - September 1875
- February 1876 - July 1882
- September 1883 - September 1884
- September 1885 - September 1888
- October 1892 - September 1901
- Midwest Messenger (bi-weekly)
- April 1974 - December 1974
- February 1975 - present
- February 1900 - August 1918