Churches of Butler Co. NE
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queries about church names and locations. Generally, churches are not staffed for
genealogy searches, so please be careful about contacting them. This list is
primarily to show the location of churches because the GNIS database is not complete.
Additions and corrections are welcome. Visit Cemeteries
- Abie: Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church located in the town of
- Appleton: Blessed Assumption of Mary Catholic Church located in
Appleton community, Franklin Precinct, Section 12 (west of Bruno, northeast of David
City). Built in 1800s.
view church (photo by
Veronica Gourlay, 2001)
view interior (photo by
Veronica Gourlay, 2001)
- Bellwood: Saint Peter Catholic Church located in the town of Bellwood
- Bellwood: Saint Joseph Catholic Church located 5 miles W. and 1 mile N.
of the town of Bellwood
- Bellwood: Presentation Catholic Church (St. Mary) located 5 miles E. of
the town of Bellwood
- Brainard: Holy Trinity Catholic Church located in the town of Brainard
- Bruno: Saint Anthony Catholic Church located in the town of Bruno
Anthony Parish 1899- opens in a new window
- David City: Saint Marys Catholic Church
St. Mary's Catholic Church Rectory
580 I Street, David City, NE 68632
- David City: Saint Francis Catholic Church located 2 miles E. and 4
miles S. of the town of David City
3071 P Road - David City, NE 68632
Phone: (402) 367-4202
- Dwight: Assumption Catholic Church located in the town of Dwight
- Loma: Saint Luke Catholic Church located in the village of Loma
- Ulysses: Immaculate Conception Catholic Church located in the town of
HISTORY OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH in the Diocese of Lincoln, NE, 1887-1987.
Contributors: Ken Schmit, Gail Holdeman, Margaret Skean
Contributors: Bart Ruth
Mixed list of churches
- Bellwood: Bellwood United Methodist Church
- Brainard: Little Flock Primitive Baptist Church brief history
- David City: Congregational-Christian Church brief
696 N. 5th Street, David City, NE 68632
- David City: First Baptist Church 1895-1980 Ref: MS4038 brief
- David City: Open Bible Evangelical Free Church
1954 Industrial Drive, David City, NE 68632
- David City: Presentation Church
- David City: St. Lukes United Methodist Church
620 D Street, David City, NE 68632
- David City: Methodist Church view photo
1355 N 5th, David City NE 68632
402) 367-3494, (402) 367-3814
- Dwight: Little Flock Primitive Baptist Church brief history
- Garrison: Mt. Zion Church (3 miles SW of Garrison)
- Linwood Congregational Church (Linwood)
"I am searching for descendants of the old Pastors of the Linwood
Congregational Church. It is our intention to erect a new building on the
original site (in Linwood, NE) and I would just like to communicate with the family
members of the original Pastors so that I can compile as history of the original church.
The names of the Pastors I have are:
Rev. J.A. Reed and Rev. Reuben Gaylord prepared the way
for Rev. Dresser & family. Pastor Amos Dresser
served from 1873-1877, Pastor Byron Beall from 1880-1883, Pastor M.J.P.
Thing from 1884-1887, Pastor H.C. Hulbersluben from 1892-1897,
Pastor F.G. Appleton, 1897- 1898 (?) , Pastor Roger M. Sargent
from 1900 - at least 1901. I certainly would appreciate any assistance at all in
finding this information so that these Pastors can be memorialized in some way when the
new building is erected. I would also appreciate any photos or newspaper articles so
that the history of the church can be preserved."
Jennifer Easley (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Millerton: * Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran 1882-1979 (1/2 mile S of
- Octavia: St. Marietta Church/School (4 miles S of Octavia)
- Octavia: Octavia Community Church [view church], Pastor: L. Orvis (submitted by Gail Holdeman)
- Rising City: United Methodist Church
- Ulysses: United Methodist Church [view church]
In the year 1868, Rev. Worley walked from Lincoln, Ne., [about 35 miles as the crow flies]
to hold services along the Big Blue River in a "booth" made with branches for
The first Methodist Episcopal class was at the Salem Schoolhouse south of Ulysses, in
Seward County, in 1872, with Rev. J. R. Reed, as Pastor.
In 1880 a lot was purchased in Ulysses, and a parsonage built. In 1881, the corner
stone of a Church was laid and one year later a spire with a bell was added. The
basement was added in 1914. This Church burned to the ground in 1932.
A new early English style of architecture Church as built and dedicated October 9, 1932.
The cost of the new building, including some new furnishings was $8,250.00. The
Church celebrated the 110th anniversary in 1982. There was a special morning
worship, a dinner, and an afternoon program. Two hundred thirty people including
many past ministers were present. The time box was opened and articles were
At the present time, April 2001, the Church is served by Rev. Mike Moyer of Beaver
Crossing, Ne. The United Methodist Women host a chicken/biscuit dinner and a
Memorial Day luncheon each year, plus make cheer plates for the elderly and shut-ins at
Christmas. Ref: Grace M. Hoeft
- Surprise: St. Johns Church (4 miles NW of Surprise)
Contributors: Gail Kilgore, Mark Fisher, P. Zeleny, Trudy Plotz, Norma J.
Kovar, Gail Holdeman, Margaret Skean, Grace M. Hoeft, Veronica Gourlay.
Nebraska church links
October 20, 2008
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