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Wheeler County, NEGenWeb 
"The first pioneers in Wheeler County settled along the Cedar River in the southwest corner of the county. After Fort Hartsuff was built in 1874 and the problems with Indians lessened, homesteaders quickly filled the remaining open space. With hard work, a family on a quarter section of land, with some livestock and a flock of chickens, could make a good living."--- from Nebraska Our Towns--Ericson edited by Jane Graff.

A number of villages came and went: Buffalo, pop 12 in 1890, Cedar City, Bliss, Deloit, Harrington, Newboro, Pibel, Sheridan, Walker, Bartlett, the county seat, is located on US Hwy 281, Cumminsville and Ericson are the only villages remaining.

Wheeler County is located in northeastern Nebraska. It's neighbors are Holt County to the north,
Antelope County to the northeast, Blaine County to the southeast, Greeley County to the south,
Valley County to the southwest, and Garfield County to the west.

Wheeler County Resources

Welcome to the Wheeler County, NEGenWeb Page. This site needs a new coordinator! If you would like to volunteer, please send an email to the state coordinator David Gochenour

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Available Birth Records

 The Nebraska 1890-91 STATE GAZETTEER
as close as we can get to an 1890 census for Wheeler County.

 Find A Grave - Wheeler County

An Offsite Link

Wheeler County Courthouse
PO Box 127
Bartlett, NE 68622
Phone: 308.654.3235

Records prior to 1917 were destroyed by fire when the courthouse burned.

Who's Who in Nebraska, 1940-Wheeler County

 1900 Census

Partial ongoing transcription

 Wheeler County NEGenWeb Archives

Older Queries
1997 - 1999

Wheeler County Profile 

The Wheeler County Historical Society and Museum

An Offsite Link

Wheeler County places - Including Vanished Communities

For copies of available Birth, Marriage and Probate records, contact the
Wheeler County Court House, County Clerk, Bartlett, NE 68622

ALL MARRIAGES were recorded locally as soon as the county government formed
(Write to the county courthouse).*Note: Some of these may not be found at the County level.

 Available Marriage Records

Reminder -
Genealogy records for Wheeler County residents can sometimes be found in other counties. Nance County Marriage Record Book 3 includes the following:

p110 - 10  Apr 1905 Fullerton, Nance, NE
Groom - LOCKARD, Charles W. 43 bp: Pennsylvania res: Ericson, NE
Parents: Joseph Lockard & Charlotte Hutchinson
Bride - OLSON, Mary E. (Mrs) 24 bp: Missouri res: Ericson, NE
Parents: E. G. Conger & Sarah
Married by G. F. Robinson, County Judge.
Witnesses: M. J. Flaherty and John Stephenson p477 #A162  - 23 Mar 1910 Fullerton, Nance, NE
Groom - ROCK, Fred M. 23 bp: Nebraska res: Wheeler Co., NE
Parents: Henry Rock & Mary Peterson
Bride - HINKLE, Myrtle 20 bp: Nebraska res: Wheeler Co., NE
Parents: A. C. Hinkle & Rebecca Kephart
Married by A F Kliese, Co. Judge.
Witnesses: V Hinkle & Mrs Carrie Hinkle

Burwell Tribune

An Offsite Link


WHEELER COUNTY ADVANCE Thursday, June 10, 1886
Bartlett, Nebraska Thursday, October 6, 1887


Bartlett, Nebraska Thursday, October 27, 1887


Bartlett, Nebraska, February 8, 1888
 1885 Official State Atlas of Nebraska - Map of Garfield & Wheeler Counties (375k)

Wheeler County towns - history with photos from "Nebraska ... Our Towns" (UNL) 
Wheeler County Towns - 1998 Towns and 1890 Towns

Town of Bartlett

An Offsite Link

The Town of Ericson

Barlett Wikipedia Entry


 Place names in Wheeler County, NE
     Please see:
Nebraska Place Names, 1925 - University of Nebraska, Lilian Linder Fitzpatrick.

Wikipedia Entry For Cumminsville

Wheeler County Places on the National Historic Register

An Offsite Link

1917-1918 Civilian Draft Registration Card for Males in Wheeler County

An Offsite Link

 Wheeler County Deaths WWII

 Cyndi's List For Wheeler County Nebraska



 Picture of Schoolhouse in Bartlett

Photo of county commissioners, date & location not known.
Scan provided by Iris Uptain. Can you identify the men? Specify the occasion? 

 "Headquarters, Wheeler County, Neb." -
Scan of postcard provided by Nathan Huegel.  

 Loffer Family and Loffer Garage

Oldtime Nebraska

 Photo of N. H. Wilber M. D. Bartlett, Neb. -
Can you supply any information about him?

Sod House Photograph Collection-Wheeler County



 Semi-Centennial History of Nebraska, 1904

An offsite link

 Nebraskans 1904-1914

History of Czechs in Nebraska, 1929

An Offsite Link

 Compendium of History Reminiscence and Biography of Nebraska 1912 Alden Publishing Company, Chicago

An Offsite Link

 Division of Library/Archives
Nebraska State Historical Society
1500 R Street
PO Box 82554
Lincoln, NE 68501-2554

Phone: 402.471.4771/4772/4751

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Requirements for Home Pages Created Under the NEGenWeb Project

     NEGenWeb was formed in June 1996, when Dale Schneider created the Nebraska Genealogy Project as a part of the USGenWeb Genealogy Project. At that time, there was very little available on the web for those who were researching genealogy in Nebraska . Over the next year, volunteers were recruited to coordinate the web pages for each county. These volunteers were willing to coordinate the collection of databases and generally oversee the contents of the county web pages, which would include listing information on where to look in that county for genealogical research. Contact the volunteer shown on the county page if you have a desire to help or add your data to the database. You may notice a message on a county page indicating it is available for adoption. If you would like to adopt one of these counties, please contact the current coordinator of the page, whose name is listed on their county site, or the State Coordinator.

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This website was started for NEGenWeb Project by Lynn Waterman in 1997.
© 1998 by Lynn Waterman & 2000, 2001 for NEGenWeb Project by T & C Miller.
2002 by Marie Meyers, and then the Millers again (Aug).- 2002 Tami Ramsey