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BELLEVUE CEMETERY

Bellevue Cemetery is located on Franklin St about one mile north of Mission Ave (Hwy 370). The cemetery was first used in 1856 (see note below) and appears on the 1856 plat of Bellevue. It was operated by a cemetery association until the City of Bellevue took over its operation on 1 Jan 1974. There is a small office on the property, but the main office is part of the Parks Department and is located at 206 Industrial Rd in southeast Bellevue.

The oldest dated burials are:

09 Aug 1856....Esther Peters... (Sec 25)
12 Oct 1856....John Peters .... (Sec 25)
13 Nov 1856....Jean Allan ......(Sec 11)

Other notable burials include:
Chief Big Elk (1170-1846) (Sec 36) Last full-blooded chief of the Omaha Indian tribe and grandfather of Logan Fontenelle.
Fenner Ferguson (1814-1859) (Sec 25) First Chief Justice of Nebraska Territory

* Note: the cemetery may have been used before the dated burials listed above. See inscription on monument for "Unknown Child" located in Sec 09 18

Gary Iske, Sarpy County Genealogical Society, 1995.

Fenner Ferguson (1814-1859) of Albany, Albany County, N.Y.; Albion, Calhoun County, Mich.; Bellevue, Sarpy County, Neb. Born in Nassau, Rensselaer County, N.Y., April 25, 1814. Lawyer; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1854; justice of Nebraska territorial supreme court, 1854-57; chief justice of Nebraska territorial supreme court, 1854-57; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Nebraska Territory, 1857-59. Died in Bellevue, Sarpy County, Neb., October 11, 1859. Interment at Bellevue Cemetery. See congressional biography.

Bellevue Cemetery Records

Bellevue Parks Department
206 Industrial Road
Bellevue, NE 68005
402-293-3125

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