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Nance County, NE

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Census | Gazetteers | Marriage Records | Military | Maps | Newspapers | Schools | NE Books | Other files

For Nance County Cemeteries

Note: Some gravestone images for Platte County cemeteries are available on NEGenWeb Project Photo Album, including Friends Cemetery located NE of Genoa, NE.


Fullerton's First 100 Years (1879-1979)


Guidelines: The census files are ordered as extracted. They can be searched (using your browsers "Find") by Surname, Surname, Given name, or by the associated soundex. The surname & given names are as extracted with no attempt at spelling correction. If you do not know the soundex of your surname of interest, you can Calculate a Soundex here.

1870 Census of "Pawnee Reservation" by Mark Byars
appears to be employees of the agency.

1890 Veterans & Widows Census

1880 Nance Census
Now verified by BNGS

1900 Nance Census

1885 Nance Census

1920 Nance Census (Feb 2004)

  NEW   1930 Nance Census (Dec 2007)


Guidelines: 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 Co.

1890-91 NE State Gazetteer
Nance County
Business list (persons living in towns)
Nance County
Farmers (each with post office)

1917 NE State Gazetteer - Nance County
(Business listings only, no farmers list that year)

Nance County Nebraska
Marriage list 1880-1888
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 or when!
Thanks to Ruthie Imus and BNGS.
Marriage Notes Added 20 Apr 2002
Guidelines: The Marriage list is not soundexed. Names are listed as given name followed by surname.
  Marriage Records Book 2 - 1893 to 1903
Bride's Index
Groom's Index
Full extract of records Book 2 Nance Marriages
Book 2, pp 1-299
Book 2, pp 300-584
Marriage Records Book 3 - Aug 1903 to Sept 1911

Bride's Index
Groom's Index
Full extract of records Book 3 Nance Marriages
Book 3, pp 1-279
Book 3, pp 280-582

Marriage Records Book 4 (partial) -
Aug 1911 to May 1914
Bride's Index
Groom's Index
Full extract of records Book 4 Nance Marriages
Book 4, pp 1-201 (partial book, end of microfilm)

New  Remaining pages from Nance County Marriage Records Book 4 (posted 2004)
May 1914 - Jun 1919


Marriage Records Book 5
Jun 1919 to Jan 1933

Bride's Index
Groom's Index
Full extract of records Book 5 Nance Marriages
Book 5

Marriage Records Book 6 (partial)
Jan 1933 to Jan 1943

Bride's Index
Groom's Index
Partial extract of records Book 6 Nance Marriages
Book 6 pp 1-481 (partial book, end of microfilm)



Nebraskans in the Civil War
(has links to other NE war sites)

1883 Military Pensioners List for Nance County
provided by Alice Miller
List for entire state of Nebraska

GAR Rosters for 1891, 1893, 1895 (entire state, USGenWeb Archives)

Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War
(1861-1865), NE Department
see "Disbanded Tents" list for Fullerton organization.

World Wars

U.S. World War I Draft Registrations

WW I Draft Call - July 5?, 1917

WW I Draft Registration - June 1918

Revised Registration List - July 12, 1917

WW I Master Draft List for Nance County -
Oct. 1918

Honor Roll of Nebraskans - WW I

Honor Roll of Nebraskans - WW II

World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Army and Army Air Forces Personnel from  Nebraska

(NARA website - list by county)

Korean War Veterans of Nance County, Nebraska
Thanks to BNGS!


Note: Nance County has never gone to the expense of establishing a naming system for county roads.
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 Imus.

Nance County map from
The Official State Atlas of Nebraska, 1885

1914 map segment for Nance, Merrick, Boone and other counties to the EAST
1914 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 this page)

1879 Map of NE, with Nance County marked -
from Nebraska Counties, 1854-Present (website by Gary Martens)

Place names in Nance County, NE
Nebraska Place Names, 1925 - University of Nebraska, Lilian Linder Fitzpatrick.

A more recent book -
"Perkey's 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.
Nance County Souvenir Edition of
13 Oct 1916
including early history of county,
politician's & business advertisements (photos).
Table of contents added and an index for names & photos.
Thanks to BNGS!

Nance County Newspapers on microfilm at Nebraska State Historical Society Library in Lincoln, NE - list showing newpaper title and dates of issues filmed.

Nance 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 added.
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.

NOTE: Nebraska 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 the files! 


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

Fullerton High School Graduating Classes 1926 and 1950
Liberty Knoll School
Photos from Richard Worth of Oregon

Other school pictures on the Nance website:

Belgrade Public School, 1999

Fullerton H.S. (from Fullerton's First 100 Years)
Fullerton Grade School House (1916, from Sourvenir)
Fullerton Grade School (from Fullerton's First 100 Years)
Fullerton Primary School (from Fullerton's First 100 Years)

Wesleyan University Building (previously the home of Randall FULLER)

Oakdale School Class of 1916

"Twenty-First Biennial Report of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction of the State of Nebraska, 1910" by E. C. Bishop.
Report - Nance County Schools
Report - Fullerton Schools
Report - Genoa Schools


Andreas "History of Nebraska", 1882
Nance County Chapter (Look for link to index)

Excerpts from the Official Nebraska State Atlas, 1885
Thanks to Joanne Roth

Johnson's History of Nebraska, 1880
Nance County portion

"Who's Who in Nebraska", 1940
Nance County Chapter
Published by Nebraska Press Association & reproduced with permission.

"Compendium 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.

Semi-Centennial History of Nebraska, 1904
by A.E. Sheldon
Nance County segment (pp 286-289)


Compendium of History Remininscense & Biography of WESTERN Nebraska

"Nebraska 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).

Historical and Descriptive Review of Nebraska, Vol II - 1892 (May 2003) - No Nance County page)

Albinus NANCE - Biography of the one-time Governor of NE, from Portrait & Biographical Album of Lancaster County, Nebraska.

OTHER FILES related to Nance County, NE
Population Table - totals for Nance County (by township, based on 1885 census)
from 1889 NE Blue Book and Legistlative Manual.

"St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Krakow Centennial 1893-1993"
This book no longer available.

Index to Family Articles
Index to Names
Thanks to Marge Sandlier

 Photos of the church, the cemetery, and some gravestones at Krakow, by Marge!

15 Lions Club Members - 20 years service award (photo submitted by L. Dawson)
  Photo Index for Nance County website
(NEGenWeb Project Photo Album)

Sept 1999: added U.S. Indian School (Genoa), and Belgrade landmarks.
Jul 2004: added church and cemetery photos.

Oops! Corrections page -
            Please submit errors you find. Send the url - so we can make corrections to files, where possible.
NE State Geneological Society -
publishes reference materials that are for sale, and has given NEGenWeb Project permission to reproduce
their older journals on the internet. That website is "under construction".
- Articles related to Nance County (Oct 2000).  
Nebraska State Historical Society holdings related to Nance County, NE
Nance County Newspapers on microfilm
Specialty Newspaper - Pipe of Peace (Indian School)

Nance County Records (inventory list)
For info on how to secure copies, please see
NSHS Reference by Mail page.

Links to other websites

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)

Nance County - National Register sites (NSHS photos & files)

Nebraska Studies (history website)

Grave "witching" (demonstration website)

USGenWeb Penny Postcard Collection, Nebraska page by Joy Fisher

Nebraska Historic Buildings Survey - by county, 1992 NSHS files

NEBRASKA RECORDS - What you can expect to find, and where ...
RESEARCH AIDS - Genealogy Buff website for lists of abbreviations used in records,
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 find on
NEGenWeb Project Resource Center.


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