Merrick County, Nebraska
Death records in Merrick County
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.
send donation & SASE.
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
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.)
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.
More obits received from Central City Library and integrated into the following files.
1900 - ...
NEW Oct 2012
to newspaper obituaries at Central City Library
includes obits from early 1900's
Chronological - pages of obits (full text or extract)
Submitted by viewers.
Search the following on-line sources for obituaries organized by publication date.
Newspaper - Grand Island Independent (Hall County)
Archives start in December 1997
Notes: As of Feb 2005, you must register to access this archive.
As of Apr 2009 the archives have been terminated.
Access to the last 365 days of published obits is provided.
2010: Archives on-line back to Dec 1997.
2011: GI Independent Archives now for 10 years.
Newspaper Archive - Columbus Telegram (Platte County)
2007 Note: Two weeks of obituaries available free.
The following extract collections are primarily from obits that appeared on-line.
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.
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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