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  • Read the Surnames Submitted by other Nuckolls Researchers
  • Submit Your Nuckolls County Query
  • Read the Queries Submitted by other Nuckolls Researchers
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      World War I serviceman's list

      Coming soon World War II serviceman's List

    Look Ups

    At this time I do not have a copy of the History of Nuckolls County and the only other reference(s) is the book SOME REIMAN(N) DESCENDANTS which I wrote and compliled in 1989. Though the main thrust of this book is Nuckolls county one of the original sons settled into Dundy county. Thus, for the moment, if you are related to the REIMAN family I can be of some use in your search and would be happy to do look ups for you. Please limit look ups to one surname per request. As a little time progresses I'm sure that I will gain more references. In the meanwhile, I suggest you utilize the SURNAME and QUERY pages for Nuckolls county.

    Please send your look up request to Bill Oliver

    If you have any reference material on Nuckolls County, and would be willing to do some look ups for people searching their roots in this county, please send me an e-mail and let me know what reference material you have, and I will post the information here.


    This page contains stories, both documented and undocumented, about the everyday happenings of folk from Nuckolls county . These stories are submitted by researchers like you and me. Pictures can be added. Some have been entered and can be found at the end of the REIMAN HERITAGE page. Join us if you wish by submitting your HERITAGE story to Bill Oliver -

    • Voyage from Switzerland to Lawrence: REIMAN family heritage


    Nuckolls County is located in the south, toward the center of the state, along the Kansas border. It is bordered by Webster County to the West, Clay County to the North, Thayer County to the east, and the Kansas border on the south..

    Communities in Nuckolls County
  • Nelson (the county seat)
  • Lawrence
  • Angus
  • Oak
  • Mt. Clare
  • Nora
  • Ruskin
  • Bostwick
  • Superior
  • Cadams
  • View complete list of Nuckolls County
    Communities and Place Names

    with a bit of history for them.

    Also, a special place for a bit about Superior and Hardy.

    The Nuckolls County Genealogical Association
    (new and updated)

    has generously given much time and effort to gather tombstone inscriptions from all cemeteries in Nuckolls County. View the list of cemeteries and tombstone incriptions from this Nuckolls County page.

    Newspapers in Nuckolls County


    Nuckolls county was created in 1860 though it was not organized until June of 1871. It was formed from Clay county and Nelson is its present county seat.

    The history of the county as part of the state of Nebraska begins with the Great Trail era. The Overland Route from Saint Joseph, Missouri to California entered Nebraska in Jefferson county and passed through Nuckolls County along the course of the Little Blue River. Though settlement began as early as 1858, this area was at that time on the cutting edge of the frontier. The threat from the First Americans was great and reached a peak with the Great Raid in August 1864.

    By 1866 all Whites had been driven from the county, but by 1870 settlers were returning in numbers. In June of the next year the orgainization and first election took place.

    Elkton was the first county seat. In the election of 1873 the county seat was centralized in Nelson. Superior, located in the southern part of the county is the largest town and was surveyed in 1875.

    Saint Stephens, located in the northwestern portion of the county, was the first church established in the county.

    Link to Nuckolls County HISTORY page.

    Nuckolls County Resources

    Nebraska State Historical Society

      P.O. Box 82554
      Lincoln, NE 68501-2554
      1-800-833-6747 (Good in or out of Nebraska)

      Searching for ancestors that may have been in Nebraska before 1882? Here is the best place to look on line.
      Nuckolls County [Andreas' Project] is not on line yet, but should be in February. (the typist is typing as fast as possible!) Volunteers are typing the entire two volumes of Andreas' History of Nebraska and putting it on line. Please visit the Andreas site: Andreas' 1884 History of Nebraska on line

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    NEGenWeb Project main page

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      USGenWeb Nebraska Archives Project

      NEGenWeb Project Resource Center

      NEGenWeb Project County Unknown

      Nebraska Census Project:


    usgenweb archives census

      Nebraska Tombstone Transcription Project

      History of Nebraska, A. T. Andreas, pub. (1882)

      Pam Rietsch's 1895 US Atlas Nebraska

      Oldtime Nebraska:

      Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet: Nebraska page

      Societies & Libraries

      Nebraska Records

      Nebraska State Historical Society

      Nebraska State Genealogical Society

    USGenWeb Project

    In March and April, 1996, a group of genealogists organized the Kentucky Comprehensive Genealogy Database Project. The idea was to provide a single entry point for all counties in Kentucky, where collected databases would be stored. In addition, the databases would be indexed and cross-linked, so that even if an individual were found in more than one county, they could be located in the index.

    At the same time, volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the collection of databases and generally oversee the contents of the web page.

    In June, as the Kentucky project was nearing completion, it was decided to start a page for each of the remaining states, and as with the Kentucky project, volunteers were found to host the state pages. If the state in which you are interested does not have a page and you wish to be responsible for it, of if you would like to contribute your data or create a county page within a given state, contact the person responsible for maintaining that state and/or county.

    Interested in knowing more about the project? Read page requirements, download sample pages and gif files to help get you started, find free web space to put your pages, lots of links for graphics and backgrounds you can use, html editors you can download, subscribe to state mailing lists and lots of other help. - Rules

    There is also a World Wide Project. Visit the WorldGenWeb Project

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    My Nebraska Ancestors: REIMAN and GABLE


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    The original Nuckolls county site was a modification of the Nemaha county site designed by John McCoy, October 1996.

    Besides John, I am also indebted to Laurie Saikin and Connie Snyder for their most valuable assistance 1997.

    Thanks are acknowledged to Dale 'Doc' Schneider for originally hosting these pages on his dsenter server. Thanks now goes to USGENNET INC for hosting these pages.

    Copyright 1997-2011 Bill Oliver All Rights Reserved.
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