Village of Talmage

IMG 2752507 5th Street
Talmage, NE 68448
Phone: (402) 264-3715
Carol Bruggeman - Clerk
 
Office Hours:
Tuesdays & Thursdays

8:00AM to 12:00PM

 

 


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"Talmage is near the southern border of Otoe County, just off of Nebraska Highway 67 and about twenty miles from Nebraska City, Syracuse, Tecumseh and Auburn.  An agricultural area, it lies within the Nemaha  River valley near Spring Creek, Wilson Creek and the south Branch of the Little Nemaha.  This area was selected by early pioneer settlers for its  fertility and resources.
 
The early farmers in our community were nearly all Germans who immigrated from their native land or moved here from settlements in nearby states.  Following the Civil War, discharged soldiers came west looking for homesteads.  By 1880 many people had made their home in the area.  Getting their crops to market became a problem.  The Missouri-Pacific Railroad started to build a line from Kansas City to Omaha.  Land was donated by Clark Puffer so a town  could be built near the planned railroad depot.  The first train arrived in March 1882 with a load of lumber and a caboose for passengers.
 
The town was founded (platted) on March 2, 1882 with many lots sold.  The population by 1895 reached between 800 and 900 and was described as ‘upright, industrious, reliable and public spirited’ by the editor of The Talmage Tribune (Vol 14 No.43)." (1)
 
 
Cemeteries:
 
Biggs Cemetery
 
Fairview Cemetery
 
St. John's UCC (McWilliams) Cemetery
 
St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery
 
St. Paul's UCC (Osage) Cemetery
 
Schacht Cemetery
 
 
Talmage-Townshipelement331Churches:
 
Charter Oak Christian Church
Talmage, NE 68448
 
Talmage-Townshipelement332Faith Lutheran Church
108 Carol St.
Talmage, NE 68448
(402) 264-2425
 
Talmage-Townshipelement333St. John's United Church of Christ
4403 'O' Rd.
Talmage, NE 68448
(402) 259-4215
 
Talmage-Townshipelement330Zion United Church of Christ
302 Carol St.
Talmage, NE 68448
(402) 264-2965
 
 
History:
 
 
 
Talmage-Townshipelement341Organizations:
 
American Legion Post #246
Talmage, NE 68448
 
Talmage-Townshipelement340405 Main St.
Talmage, NE, 68448
(402) 264-3875
 
 
 
Publications:
 
Talmage History (1882 - 2007)
 
The Talmage History book was compiled by members of the Talmage community and is currently being offered to the public by the Talmage Area Action Group (TAAG).  This book covers Talmage's 125 year-old history from its very beginning in 1882, when Talmage became a major stopping point for the Missouri-Pacific rail line, and concludes in 2007. The book hosts 128 pages dedicated to the history of this prosperous Otoe County community, 172 pages of family biographies, and 154 pages worth of photographs of Talmage's citizens and facilities throughout its history.
 
This book is available for $42.00 ($30.00 for the book itself, and $12.00 for shipping and handling).  If you are interested in purchasing one, please contact Elaine Hauberg with the Talmage Area Action Group at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
 
 
Works Cited:
 

(1) Rohlfing, Alma. "Talmage Biography." (2009). Print.

 

Genealogy Events

 Program Ideas - Come & share with us!!!  We want to make the Society interesting to all Otoe County area residents or descendants of Otoe County Pioneers!!

 Saturday August 13, 2016 10:30AM - Brown Bag Lunch at Camp Creek Cemetery & Historic Chapel OCGS & Cemetery Board Member, Lucille Sharp, will present the history & points of interest of the Cemetery & Chapel - celebrating it's 150 years of burials.  Bring you lunch/drink - we'll be meeting inside the Chapel. (70th & P Road - south of NE City on US75).

Saturday, September 24th, 9:30am - NOON - Syracuse Public Library, Syracuse, NE.  Featured Speaker, Ruth McMaster, of the J. Sterling Morton Questers!  Everyone Welcome.

Syracuse Museum of Memories - Looking for Volunteers.  They meet every Wednesday, 9AM.  Open every Sunday afternoon - May-October, else by Appointment.  See their page on our site for further details. 

 

Meeting Minutes

May 21, 2016 Meeting Minutes - Click HERE for the Minutes.

April 23, 2016 Meeting Minutes - Click HERE for the Minutes

March 12, 2016 Meeting Minutes - Click HERE for the Minutes.

February 20, 2016 Meeting Minutes - click here for the minutes.

January  9, 2016 Meeting Minutes - click here for the minutes.