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Nebraska Research & Ancestry

A group for sharing research ideas and ancestry in the Cornhusker State ---NEBRASKA.

Location: Nebraska
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People and areas I research in Nebraska

Started by Ruby Coleman. Last reply by Jen Baldwin May 23, 2011. 15 Replies

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Comment by Roseann Examilotis on May 31, 2015 at 8:28am

My family migrated from Germany to Russia, to the Rohrbach, Russia colony and the Worms Colony. They then settled in Sutton, Clay County, Nebraska. I am doing research on them. I also joined the Germans from Russia Heritage Society. I want to know where I come from.

Comment by Jen Baldwin on January 2, 2012 at 9:34pm

Resources available on Colfax County...

Comment by Ruby Coleman on November 18, 2011 at 5:13pm

Nebraska researchers might be interested in my book Genealogical Research in Nebraska.  It's available at Family Roots Publishing,  

Comment by Ruby Coleman on June 8, 2011 at 2:37pm
Great news.  The Family History Expo will be at North Platte, NE on Thursday, June 16th.  That's coming right up and you won't want to miss it.  This is a great opportunity to enjoy an evening genealogy conference.  It will be held at the Holiday Inn Express at the North Platte Exchange of I-80 (south of I-80).  The Expo begins at 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.  There will be classes, workshops, door prizes and vendors.  Check out the schedule and fees at  Click on "Expos" and then go to the one for North Platte.  I hope to see a lot of Nebraska genealogists there!
Comment by Sherry Leafgreen on October 9, 2010 at 4:56pm
Connie Underwood, Is Everett Albert Hollander is your Hollander family. Clemmence Johnson, his wife, is part of my Leafgren/Leafgreen family.
Comment by Connie Underwood on October 9, 2010 at 4:31pm
Just wanted to introduce myself and give the names of those I am reserching in Nebraska. HOLLANDER, NICKLESON in Kearney area 1887. I am also wondering where I could find the naturalization records since John Hollander was born in Denmark. He evidently became american either in 1870 or after. John was born in about 1861 so I am thinking he came with parents so the naturalization would be under father.
I also have a lot of info on the BANZHAF family in Seward (Garland, Germantown), area if anyone would like info.
Thanks for any help you can give on the Hollander info that I need.

Comment by Ruby Coleman on January 31, 2010 at 11:12am
Nebraska researchers need to check out Nebraska Memories at This is a collection of photographs, artifacts, papers, manuscripts and more. You can browse or perform a search. Good luck!
Comment by Vera Moore on August 30, 2009 at 1:28pm
Researching the FEICK family of Plainview, Pierce County.
Georg Heinrich FEICK, wife Anna Catharine (MADE) came from Wersau, Hessen-Darmstadt, Germany to St. Louis, MO. They moved to Plainsview with their youngest daughter Anna Margarette around 1895. Anna Margarette b. Feb. 1873 Wersau, Germany married to Bruce SIRES (his 2nd wife) in February 1897 Plainview and died 1922 and was buried Pleasant View Cemetery just outside of Plainsview.
Looking for death and burial information for Georg Heinrich and wife Anna Catherine who died in Plainview. Georg died bet. 1920-1930 and wife died after 1900 and bef. 1910 census.
In neighboring Knox County, another daughter Juliane "Julia" b. May 1869 Wersau lived with husband and children in Columbia Twp. She married Peter TRAUTMANN abt. 1889 in either St. Louis, MO or in Pekin, Tazewell County, IL where Peter's family lived coming from Ober-kainsback, Hessen-Darmstadt, Germany in 1872. Their first child Alma Trautmann (my g-grandmother) was born in Pekin in October 1889 (per oral history). Their 2nd thru 4th children were born in Knox County, NE between 1897-1900 while the rest of their children were born in McLean County, ND. A son named Peter born bet. 1900-1901 was buried (no dates on the stone) in Eden Valley Cemetery 1/2 mile outside of Columbia Twp. into Pierce County. The family were in McLean County, ND by 1902.
Also looking for information on a Conrad WEBER who lived in the household of Peter's widowed mother (Katharina Trautmann) and family in 1880 Pekin, Tazewell County. I later learned this Conrad WEBER traveled over with the Trautmann family from Germany in 1872 as he was listed on the ship manifest just after the Trautmann family. I later find him living in Knox County, NE during the 1900 Census in Columbia Twp.
It is possible that Katharina "Catherine" Margaretha's maiden name was WEBER per the FHL where a Johannes Trautmann m. Katherina Margaretha Weber 09 Jan. 1853 in Reichelsheim Odenwald, Starkenburg, Hessen-Darmstadt. The other possible match was a marriage to a Katherina Margaretha VETTER of same place. I am strongly leaning towards the WEBER connection. Any additional info is appreciated!


Comment by Susan Turner on July 19, 2009 at 6:42pm
Researching Richter family of Murray, Cass CO. Arrived 1881 (Ernest & Auguste (Kuchler/Kichler), Karl August & Minnie (Ackerman) Richter. Family story is 3 other brothers came to NE and moved on but no one knows their names. Possibly continued to the Northwest and/or Minnesota.
Comment by Danielle Thomason on July 18, 2009 at 5:20pm
Anyone have a thought on how to look up past places of employment maybe the records of the companies not sure if thier still opprational i am reaching is my guess but just maybe by chance any help i will be greatful Thanks

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