On-Line Resources for
Nance Co., NE
Census | Gazetteers |
Marriage Records |
Military | Maps
| Newspapers |
Schools | NE
Books | Other files
gravestone images for Platte
County cemeteries are available on NEGenWeb
Project Photo Album, including Friends Cemetery located NE of Genoa,
Gazetteer lists are scanned directly, surname
and given name or initials, with no soundex. The
business list includes occupation and is ordered by
location. The farmer list includes their service
post office which may not have been in Nance
1890-91 NE State
Nance County Business
list (persons living in towns)
Nance County Farmers
(each with post office)
NE State Gazetteer - Nance County
(Business listings only, no farmers list that
Original Book 1 is missing and is
presumed burned in courthouse fire.
This list has been typed and rests in the front of
Book 2. It is not known who compiled the list
Thanks to Ruthie Imus and BNGS.
Marriage Notes Added 20 Apr
The Marriage list is not soundexed. Names are
listed as given name followed by
Records Book 2 - 1893 to 1903
Book 3 - Aug 1903 to Sept
Book 4 (partial) -
Aug 1911 to May 1914
Nebraskans in the Civil War (has
links to other NE war sites)
Military Pensioners List for Nance
provided by Alice Miller
for entire state of Nebraska
Rosters for 1891, 1893, 1895 (entire state,
of Union Veterans of the Civil War
see "Disbanded Tents" list for Fullerton
Roll of Nebraskans - WW I
Roll of Nebraskans - WW II
War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Army and Army Air Forces Personnel
(NARA website - list by county)
War Veterans of Nance County,
Thanks to BNGS!
Note: Nance County has never gone to the expense
of establishing a naming system for county
Locals often identify a route by using the name of
a family that lives along a particular road.
To find some of the older cemeteries, we relied on
local residents, Jerry & Ruthie
County map from
Official State Atlas of Nebraska, 1885
map segment for Nance, Merrick,
Boone and other counties to the EAST
map segment for Nance, Merrick, Boone and other counties
to the WEST.
Both posted by Janie Edwards. (Please use your back button to return to
Map of NE, with
Nance County marked -
(website by Gary Martens)
names in Nance County,
Place Names, 1925 - University of Nebraska,
Lilian Linder Fitzpatrick.
A more recent book -
Nebraska Place Names" lists many more
locations, and can be purchased from NE
State Historical Society.
Read a "Historical
and Descriptive Sketch" of Nance
County from the "Immigration
Issue" of the
Nebraska State Journal (Lincoln) - 5 Jun 1887.
Supplement to THE NEWS-JOURNAL.
County Souvenir Edition of
13 Oct 1916 including early history of
politician's & business advertisements
Table of contents added and an index for names
Thanks to BNGS!
County Newspapers on microfilm at
Nebraska State Historical Society Library in Lincoln, NE - list
showing newpaper title and dates of issues filmed.
County News Bits - please contribute any clippings
dated 1926 or earlier, related to Nance County.
We'd prefer to have the newspaper name & date
of publication if possible, but .....
4/16/1999 - Campbell related obits & extracts
8/18/2000 - Bits from Belgrade Herald added,
including Sprague obits (our thanks for assistance
from Ruthie Imus of BNGS).
Apr 2003: Obituary extracts - mostly from
on-line newspapers. Can't guarantee that we can keep up with
this! Some of the newspaper websites have "archives" - check
for full obits there.
NOTE: Will add
obits published elsewhere for persons born in Nance
County. We'll do the extracting, if you send full
text for later dates. Please include newspaper name and date
of publication. Thanks.
News webpage includes the extracts done for
NSGS and NSHS over the last 15+ years by a number
of volunteers. Any "collection" covering an entire
reel of newspaper microfilm, etc. can be
contributed to that file. Please read the
instructions - it will take some practice to use
Obituary Extracts (state-wide collection
from various on-line NE newspapers starting in 2001)
High School Graduating Classes 1926 and
Photos from Richard Worth of Oregon
Other school pictures on the Nance website:
H.S. (from Fullerton's First 100 Years)
School House (1916, from Sourvenir)
School (from Fullerton's First 100 Years)
School (from Fullerton's First 100 Years)
University Building (previously the home of Randall
Oakdale School Class of 1916
Biennial Report of the State Superintendent of
Public Instruction of the State of Nebraska,
1910" by E. C. Bishop.
Report - Nance
Report - Fullerton
Report - Genoa
Andreas "History of Nebraska",
County Chapter (Look for link to index)
the Official Nebraska State Atlas,
Thanks to Joanne Roth
History of Nebraska, 1880
"Who's Who in Nebraska", 1940
Published by Nebraska Press Association &
reproduced with permission.
of History Remininscense & Biography of
Nebraska" has been produced for NEGenWeb
Project Resource Center, On-Line Library. Check for
Nance County surnames: Agnew, Campbell,
Carter, Cleavland, Copley, Crabtree, Cravath,
Davis, Dean, Dinsdale, Dolbear, Downing, Edington,
Ewing, Fuller, Green, Hodges, Huff, Jenks, Judkins,
Kliese, Kremer, LaGrange, Lamb, Ludington, Mollin,
Palmer, Parker, Paton, Patterson, Penney,
Porterfield, Ridell, Saare, Schow, Skoog, Smith,
Stearns, Thomas, Turner, Umstead, Vancleave, Vogel,
Weems, Welch, Willard, Williamson, Young.
History of Nebraska, 1904
by A.E. Sheldon
County segment (pp 286-289)
Brief bios (most with photos) for: E. E. COPPLE,
A. B. CURRIER, W. H. DAVIS, M. J. FLAHERTY, J. H.
KEMP, George D. MEIKLEJOHN, W. F. PROWETT, G. F.
ROBINSON, W. L. ROSE, E. W. SMITH, D. STEPHENSON,
J. R. STEPHENSON, and D. A. WILLARD
Compendium of History Remininscense &
Biography of WESTERN
Pioneer Reminiscences" collection issued by
NE D.A.R. in 1916. Please see - "Gray Eagle, Pawnee
Chief" (p194), "Lover's Leap" (poem p196), "Early
Indian History" (p198), "Early Days in Nance
County" (p206), "The Pawnee Chief's Farewell"
(p208), "Some Personal Incidents" (McAllister,
p242), and "Pioneer Life (Reeder, p246).
and Descriptive Review of Nebraska, Vol II -
1892 (May 2003) - No Nance County
NANCE - Biography of the one-time Governor
of NE, from Portrait & Biographical Album of
Lancaster County, Nebraska.
OTHER FILES related to Nance
Table - totals for Nance County (by
township, based on 1885 census)
from 1889 NE Blue Book and Legistlative
"St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Krakow
This book no longer available.
Thanks to Marge Sandlier
of the church, the cemetery, and some gravestones
at Krakow, by Marge!
Lions Club Members - 20 years service
award (photo submitted by L.
Index for Nance County website
Project Photo Album)
Sept 1999: added U.S. Indian School (Genoa), and
Jul 2004: added church and cemetery photos.
submit errors you find. Send the url - so we can
make corrections to files, where possible.
State Geneological Society -
publishes reference materials that are for
sale, and has given NEGenWeb Project permission to
their older journals on the internet. That website
is "under construction".
"ANCESTREE" - Articles
related to Nance County (Oct 2000).
related to Nance County, NE
Newspapers on microfilm
Newspaper - Pipe of Peace (Indian
Records (inventory list)
For info on how to secure copies, please
Reference by Mail page.
Links to other
NE Association of County Officials - Brief
history of Nance County
|Nance County Mail List
|Nance County Message Board
Lena Johnson Schlichtemeier's History
of Swan Johnson Family of Nance
County, Nebraska (January 1936)
County - National Register sites (NSHS
photos & files)
Studies (history website)
"witching" (demonstration website)
Penny Postcard Collection, Nebraska page by
Historic Buildings Survey - by county, 1992
RESEARCH AIDS - Genealogy
website for lists of abbreviations used
emblems found on gravestones, birthdate calculator, nicknames & naming
traditions, all sorts of handy info ...
We urge you to make use of other Nebraska links you will
Project Resource Center.
email your comments & suggestions to Ted & Carole
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