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Merrick County, Nebraska

Merrick County, Nebraska 

Death records in Merrick County

Cemetery extract books have not been published; last known "cemetery walks" were about 20 years ago.
Mail your request for info to Merrick County Historical Museum, 211 "E" St., Central City, NE 68826.

Please send donation & SASE. Provide as many specifics as possible.

Members of the society will copy material from their collection.

The members will also do lookups of obituaries.

Alternative - Seek obituaries from Central City Library, 1604 15th Ave, Central City, NE  68826-1806. 

Please send donation & SASE. 

Death certificates
The state of Nebraska did not register births or deaths until 1904.  Records for the early years are not complete.
You can order state certificates on-line from the NE State Health & Human Services.


Images of obits provided by Central City Library

September 2007

     Collection can be assumed to be incomplete, obits have been scanned from assorted newspapers (microfilm at CC Library) and for a variety of dates.

     Image collection came with a partial index, names have been added.  (A few names found in the original index did not correspond to any image found. Those names were left in place.) 

October 2007

     Indexes - obits grouped by years, and then alphabetical by surname within that set. The library sent corrections ... these are included.

     If additions are made in the future, the index pages may require division ... in which case this list will change, and the urls will be modified. 

     In case you need to figure out the death date for a person that "died last Sunday", try this perpetual calendar.

July 2008

     More obits received from Central City Library and integrated into the following files.

1900 - ...


NEW Oct 2012


to newspaper obituaries at Central City Library
You must write to the library for copies of these obituaries





Index page for Grandmother Dittmer's Scrapbook

includes obits from early 1900's


Chronological - pages of obits (full text or extract)

Submitted by viewers.

The following extract collections are primarily from obits that appeared on-line. 


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Funeral Announcements

August 2002 - NOT published by the newspapers (perhaps by the mortuaries?)
This info from cards left at public places in Central City, which inform the citizens of pending funerals.

AERNI, Doris Mary, 85 years

9 Apr 1917 - 3 Aug 2002
Visitation: Tues, Aug 6, 5-8 PM Solt Funeral Home, Central City, NE
Funeral: Wed, 7 Aug, 10:30 AM, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Central City
Burial: Central City Cemetery

GILSON, Eleanor M., 92 years

5 Nov 1909 - 4 Aug 2002
Visitation: Tues 6 Aug, 5-8 PM, Solt Funeral Home, Central City, NE
Funeral: Wed, 7 Aug, 2 PM, Solt Funeral Home, Central City.
Interment: Bureau Cemetery at Pierce Chapel, Clarks, NE

SUNDBERG, J. Harvey, 82 years

22 Mar 1920 - 3 Aug 2002
Visitation: Mon 5 Aug, 5-8 pm, Solt Funeral Home, Polk, NE
Funeral: Tues 6 Aug, 10:30 AM, Trinity Lutheran Church, Polk, NE
Burial: Calvery Lutheran Cemetery, Swede Home, near Stromsburg, Polk County, NE.

You will find some obits on the Merrick County Message Board.

Lists - Name with death date, & GI Independent obit publication date

Our thanks to Dona Hawk for tackling this indexing project.

December 1998 - January 1999 - February 1999

Note: We haven't heard from Dona Hawk for some time, and her email bounces. Hope she is well, ... would like to hear from her. She felt that even if a gravestone extract file was available for each cemetery, it would soon be obsolete unless obit extracts were provided.  So ... we're trying to copy down obits from GI Independent and do the extracting ... as time is available.

Extracts for individuals buried at Bureau Cemetery, 1999-2002

Thanks to Mr. & Mrs. Beck

Nebraska Obituary Extracts (collection from various NE on-line newspapers starting in 2001)

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