Otoe County, Nebraska

Genealogy & History


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Surrounding Counties:


Cass County, Nebraska - North
Fremont County, Iowa - East
Atchison County, Missouri - Southeast
Nemaha County, Nebraska - South
Johnson County, Nebraska – South

Gage County, Nebraska – Southwest Corner

Lancaster County, Nebraska - West





County Information

First defined on March 2, 1855, Otoe County was formed from “old Pierce County.” Named for the former residents of this region.  It has been spelled “Ottoe” and “Oto” before its present spelling was agreed upon. The boundaries were redefined in 1856. Its county seat is the river-port, Nebraska City.




Cities and Villages





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Online Data


Birthdays & Anniversaries




Deaths, Murders & Obituaries

Early Settlement

Institute for the Blind


Newspaper Data

Old Folks At Home


WWI Draft Card Registration 1917-1918 Index

WWII Honor List 

Wyuka - Graves of Pioneers 

1880 Schedules of Defective, Dependent and Delinquent Classes

1883 Pensioners List

2014 Updates:
November:  Obituaries/Deaths - Mathew P. Smith, J. Charles Davis, Clinton Camden, D.A. Colvin, J.V. Overton, Mrs. David Brown, Warren Andrews, Miss Blederman, Sarah B. Bond, Josephine Brandt, Armond Urner, Emily (Damon) Bray), Nathaniel Bray, Mary Copenhaver, Josephine Kreifels, Bertha Durr, Hubert Durr, Andrew C. Seybert, Henry Copenhaver, Perry McGuire and Charles Bray; Marriages & Anniversaries - Mr. & Mrs. Mike Roddy-53 years; News - "Serious Runaway Accident"; and a cemetery page for St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery.
December: City/Village pages for Dunbar and Burr, Biographies: Douglas W. Bailey, Deforest P. Rolfe, John H. Damma, Joseph Hendricks, John D. Eis, James Cummins, Dr. G.M. Brinker, William E. Ingalls and Frederick Rodenbrock.
2015 Updates:
January: Cemetery page for Warner Cemetery; Biographies - Fred Duerschner & Jacob Wesner; Births-Evelyn L. Brinkman, Loyall William Brownell, Anna M Halvorsen, Carl Halvorsen, Fannie M Wesner, Sue Rutledge Wesner, Mary Wesner, Ebert Judson Warner, Sadie B Warner, Oliver Puterbaugh Reed; Deaths-Evelyn L (Brinkman) Brammeier, Anne (Johnson) Kear, Emmett O'Brien, Jacob Hochsteeler & Jacob Wesner & John O'Brien; News Tidbits for 1945; 63rd Anniversary Mr. & Mrs. Carlin 1925; Murder of John O'Brien & Trial of John McFarlandTimeline.



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