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. Read more History here

Wheeler County, NE STARTING POINT

Welcome to the Wheeler County, NEGenWeb Page. My name is Tami Ramsey and I am your host for this webpage. Feel free to contact me if you have any additions that you would like to add to the page. I have made an attempt to represent everything available for Wheeler County research all in one place so if you find a broken link please let me know so that I can correct it. Happy Hunting!

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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.

 Wheeler County NEGenWeb Archives

Older Queries
1997 - 1999
2002

Wheeler County Profile 

 
 

 ACCOMMODATIONS

     


BIBLE RECORDS

   

BIRTHS

Available Birth Records

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

NE RECORDS: The State registered births & deaths starting in 1904.
(None of these categories of state records are complete in the early years.)
For STATE issued certificates contact NE Health & Human Services (credit card orders accepted). *Note: Some of these may not be found at the County level.
     

BIOGRAPHIES

Who's Who in Nebraska, 1940-Wheeler County

 Nebraskans 1904-1914

   

BOOKS

 Semi-Centennial History of Nebraska, 1904

An offsite link

   

 CENSUS

1840 Census of Pensioners - Military

An Offsite Link

 

1880 Census

An Offlink Site

 The Nebraska 1890-91 STATE GAZETTEER
FARMERS LIST and the BUSINESS LIST
as close as we can get to an 1890 census for Wheeler County.

 Quick Facts about Wheeler County, NE from the US Census Bureau

   

 1900 Census

Partial ongoing transcription

 Electronic census spreadsheets

An Off Site Link

 The USGenWeb Census Project


 CEMETERIES

 

 


An Offsite Link


  CHURCHES

Beaver Creek Primitive Baptist Church

   

 COURT DOCUMENTS

     

 DEATHS

     

 DEEDS

 

An Offsite Link 

 

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 DISASTERS-Wheeler County

 

Tornadoes: 05/22/1975 - 04/12/1977 - 10/28/1998

Blizzards: 01/17/1996 - 01/04/1997


 EDUCATION

 Picture of Schoolhouse in Bartlett

   

 FAMILY

 

The Walsh Family

An Offsite Link

 


 HISTORY

History of Czechs in Nebraska, 1929

An Offsite Link

"Nebraska State Gazetteer, Business Directory and Farmers List for 1890-91"
J.M. Wolfe & Co., Publishers, 1890

An Offsite Link

 

An Offsite Link

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

An Offsite Link

   

 LIBRARIES

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

Phone: 402.471.4771/4772/4751

 

An Offsite Link

 NEGenWeb Project Resource Center
On-Line Library

An Offsite Link


 MAPS

 1885 Official State Atlas of Nebraska - Map of Garfield & Wheeler Counties (375k)

 1895 Map of Wheeler County

Various Nebraska Maps from different time periods

An Offsite Link


MARRIAGES

 Available Marriage Records
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P R S T U V W Y Z

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

NE RECORDS: The State registered births & deaths starting in 1904.
The State registered marriages starting in June 1909.
(None of these categories of state records are complete in the early years.)
For STATE issued certificates contact NE Health & Human Services (credit card orders accepted).
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.
     

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


 MISC GENEALOGY RECORDS

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Ethnic Groups of Nebraska

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Nebraska Orphan Train

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MUSEUMS

 

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NATIVE AMERICAN

 

Native Americans in Nebraska

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 NEWSPAPERS

 Lists of newspapers available on microfilm at NE State Historical Society

Burwell Tribune

An Offsite Link

 

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

 

WHEELER COUNTY REPUBLICAN
Bartlett, Nebraska Thursday, October 27, 1887

 

WHEELER COUNTY REPUBLICAN
Bartlett, Nebraska, February 8, 1888

ORGANIZATIONS

 Wheeler County Historical Society
HC 61,Box 2
Spalding, NE 68665

Nebraska State Historical Society

 Nebraska Daughters of the American Revolution

Nebraska State Genealogical Society 


PENSIONS

 Military Pensioners, 1 January 1883

 

PHOTOGRAPHS

Oldtime Nebraska

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.  

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

 Loffer Family and Loffer Garage

 

 PLACES


Wheeler County places - Including Vanished Communities

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

Sod House Photograph Collection-Wheeler County

The Town of Ericson

 

An Offsite Link

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

 

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Wheeler County Places on the National Historic Register

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 WAR

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

An Offsite Link

 Wheeler County Deaths WWII

 

 WILLS

     

 GENEALOGY HELPERS

 Geographic Nameserver

Put in a city name and find out what county it is in

 USGenWeb Archive Search Engine, State-by-State

Create a time line of History

 American Memory Collection

 

 Nebraska Health and Human Services (to order vitals using credit card)

 Search the LDS website

The Association for Gravestone Studies  

 Search the DAR Library Catalog

 

 Nebraska AGHP (American Genealogy and History Project)

 Where to write for Nebraska Vital Records

 Nebraska Facts - Blue Book

 Inflation calculator

 Nebraska Library Commission (Electronic Library), their genealogy links list


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.




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     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.
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