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Franklin County, Nebraska Newspapers



Including transcriptions and scannings from the
Franklin County Guard aka the Bloomington Guard (1874)
and microfilms available through the
Nebraska State Genealogy Society (NSGS)

Jerre Chumley from Palm Coast, Florida has been working with Rena Donovan from Bloomington, Nebraska. The two of them have worked together on older Franklin County Newspapers. Jerre has scanned in and transcribed some of the great old newspapers Rena has supplied him with. Below are the results of their work. A BIG THANK YOU to both Jerre and Rena for this contribution to the Franklin County Web Page!

Below are Word (.doc) and searchable Adobe PDF files containing transcriptions from "The Franklin County Guard" and .jpg files containing several of the clearer advertisements in the same paper. Date of first publication was May 7, 1874. On October 1st, 1874, the newspaper changed it's name to "The Bloomington Guard."

Columns that appeared to be fairly standard on all publications through 1876:

- Local Matters was centered around Franklin County, while
- State Matters appeared to focus on State issues that affected Franklin County.

Also included is what appeared to be the Topic of the Week (Our Water Power).

Please note there were numerous misspelled words, erroneous grammar, etc. in the newspaters, but we left the articles intact, transcribing verbatim. Jerre did, on several occasions, include a "(sic)" so the reader would know it was a published error rather than a typing error.

The following newspaper transcriptions are from The Guard and are in WORD format for viewing:

The Guard Newspaper - 07 May 1874
The Guard Newspaper - 14 May 1874
The Guard Newspaper - 21 May 1874
The Guard Newspaper - 28 May 1874
The Guard Newspaper - 04 June 1874
The Guard Newspaper - 11 June 1874

The following are Ads in JPG format scanned out of The Guard Newspaper

The Guard Newspaper - 07 May 1874
Includes ads for: J.R. Huffman; George Buck, Jr.; Burlington & Missouri River Railroad (B.&M.R.R.); G.L. Pugsley; Collin McRea; J.G. Brockway.

The Guard Newspaper - 14 May 1874
Includes ads for: John Herbison; J.N. Lucas; Thomas Harlan; J.J. Shaffer.

The Guard Newspaper - 21 May 1874
Includes ads for: Frank M. Vancil; Gov. R.W. Furnas; First National Bank, Brownville, Neb.; Judge O.P. Mason; A.W. Dowd; Archibald K. Kinnear; Thomas Harlan, Attorney; J.J. Shaffer, Justice of the Peace and Collection Agent.

The Guard Newspaper - 28 May 1874
Includes ads for: Frank M. Vancil, A.W. Dowd, Archibald K. Kinnear, Thomas Harlan, and J.J. Shaffer

The Guard Newspaper - 28 May 1874 Page 2
Includes ads for: H. Hull, and Joel Hull. This JPG also has a write-up on a baseball game between the "Pioneers of Bloomington" and the "Independents of Riverton".
Ball players (surnames) for the "Pioneers of Bloomington" were: J. Pugsley, C. Pugsley, Geo Enos, Douglas, Calhoun, Bush, A. Clark, Dowell and J. Clark.
Ball players (surnames) for the "Independents of Riverton" were: J. Jones, Eugster, J.W. Jones, Banks, Kennedy, Ashburn, T. Jones, Downs, Thompson.
NOTE: Ads in the 04 June 1874 identical to those in the 28 May 1874 issue.

The Guard Newspaper - 11 June 1874 Page 1
Includes ads for: Frank M. Vancil; L.M. Moulton; Archibald K. Kinnear; J.J. Shaffer

The Guard Newspaper - 11 June 1874 Page 2
Includes ads for: Thomas Harlan; J.J. Shaffer; J.N. Lucas; Wm. C. Cloyd

The Guard Newspaper - 11 June 1874 Page 3
Includes ads for: Cyrus B. Childs; W.M. Davis; A.W. Dowd;

The Guard Newspaper - 11 June 1874 Page 4
Includes ads for: J.W. Gehr; George Buck, Jr.; Phelps Boys; S.H. Butler

The following are actual PDF scans of The Guard newspapers. They are searchable using Adobe Acrobat Reader.

For those who do NOT have the Adobe Acrobat Reader, it can be downloaded (FREE) at www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readermain.html

The Guard Newspaper - 18 June 1874
The Guard Newspaper - 25 June 1874
The Guard Newspaper - 02 July 1874
The Guard Newspaper - 09 July 1874
The Guard Newspaper - 16 July 1874
The Guard Newspaper - 23 July 1874
The Guard Newspaper - 06 August 1874
The Guard Newspaper - 13 August 1874
The Guard Newspaper - 20 August 1874
The Guard Newspaper - 10 October 1874
The Guard Newspaper - 31 October 1874
The Guard Newspaper - 21 November 1874
The Guard Newspaper - 28 November 1874
The Guard Newspaper - 05 December 1874
The Guard Newspaper - 19 December 1874
The Guard Newspaper - 26 December 1874
The Guard Newspaper - 02 January 1875
The Guard Newspaper - 09 January 1875
The Guard Newspaper - 16 January 1875
The Guard Newspaper - 30 January 1875
The Guard Newspaper - 06 February 1875
The Guard Newspaper - 13 February 1875
The Guard Newspaper - 20 February 1875
The Guard Newspaper - 27 February 1875
The Guard Newspaper - 06 March 1875
The Guard Newspaper - 13 March 1875
The Guard Newspaper - 20 March 1875
The Guard Newspaper - 27 March 1875
The Guard Newspaper - 03 April 1875
The Guard Newspaper - 10 April 1875
The Guard Newspaper - 17 April 1875
The Guard Newspaper - 24 April 1875
The Guard Newspaper - 01 May 1875
The Guard Newspaper - 08 May 1875
The Guard Newspaper - 15 May 1875
The Guard Newspaper - 22 May 1875
The Guard Newspaper - 10 July 1875
The Guard Newspaper - 17 July 1875
The Guard Newspaper - 24 July 1875
The Guard Newspaper - 31 July 1875
The Guard Newspaper - 21 August 1875
The Guard Newspaper - 28 August 1875
The Guard Newspaper - 04 September 1875
The Guard Newspaper - 11 September 1875
The Guard Newspaper - 02 October 1875
The Guard Newspaper - 09 October 1875
The Guard Newspaper - 16 October 1875
The Guard Newspaper - 27 November 1875
The Guard Newspaper - 11 December 1875
The Guard Newspaper - 18 December 1875
The Guard Newspaper - 01 January 1876
The Guard Newspaper - 08 January 1876
The Guard Newspaper - 15 January 1876
The Guard Newspaper - 29 January 1876
The Guard Newspaper - 05 February 1876
The Guard Newspaper - 12 February 1876
The Guard Newspaper - 19 February 1876
The Guard Newspaper - 26 February 1876
The Guard Newspaper - 11 March 1876
The Guard Newspaper - 08 April 1876
The Guard Newspaper - 15 April 1876
The Guard Newspaper - 22 April 1876
The Guard Newspaper - 29 April 1876
The Guard Newspaper - 06 May 1876
The Guard Newspaper - 20 May 1876
The Guard Newspaper - 27 May 1876
The Guard Newspaper - 03 Jun 1876
The Guard Newspaper - 10 Jun 1876
The Guard Newspaper - 17 Jun 1876
The Guard Newspaper - 01 Jul 1876
The Guard Newspaper - 08 Jul 1876
The Guard Newspaper - 03 Aug 1876
The Guard Newspaper - 10 Aug 1876
The Guard Newspaper - 17 Aug 1876
The Guard Newspaper - 24 Aug 1876



The Nebraska State Genealogical Society has some Franklin County newspapers on microfilm. For info on ordering microfilms from the Nebraska State Genealogical Society please check out the link below.

http://www.rootsweb.com/~nesgs/news/nsgsordr.htm



Microfilmed Franklin County Newspapers Available through NSGS


FRANKLIN COUNTY

Franklin Sentinel

reel 1 Oct 1895 - Nov 1898
reel 17 Mar 1930 - Oct 1931

Bloomington Ad-Tr

reel 1 Feb 1887 - Aug 1892 (mi)
reel 10 Jan 19ll - Mar 1914

Some of the other Franklin County Microfilmed items available through the NSGS:

CHURCH RECORDS

reel 1 Naponee 1st Congregational UCC 1881-1971

MARRIAGE RECORDS

reel 1 Vol 1 1872 - Vol 2, March 1887
reel 2 Vol 2, March 1887 - Sept 1906


Return to Franklin County NEGENWEB page HERE.

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Posted 2001
Updated 2008