WIP - We're adding databases to assist in your research - Click on the titles or letter to pull up the PDF database.  If nothing opens - we're still working on completing.  We welcome any suggestions or ideas for our Members Only Section. 

Mary Beth Kerns - Nebraska City Public Schools Students History Reports - family interview -historic events - Great Collection!

Click here to View.   Collection is located in the Unadilla Community Center - Resource Room.

Otoe County District Court Records

Numeric Database - by Case No./Date Last Updated May 20, 2017

Alpha Database - Surname listing with Case No./Date

Microfilmed by NSHS and original records housed in the Resource Room - Unadilla Community Center. Photo Copier available. 

Be sure to give a big THANKS to our volunteers:  Loreen Haupt, Louise Vedder, & Barbara Wilhelm. Loreen has spent endless hours recording each case file and names, Louise & Barb have been typing this information into our database.  GREAT JOB LADIES!!!


National Historic Trails . . . . .trails3

Auto Tour Route - Across Nebraska. . prepared by National Park Service

Nebraska City - Central City - Kearney - The Oxbow Cutoff

Nebraska City/Ft. Kearney Cut-Off Trail

Ft. Kearney Cut-off - to the Oregon Trail, David Murphy, NSHS

Mormon Pioneer - Mormon Trails Association

Oregon & California Trails

Pony Express



Stanley Kimball's Historic Trails Across the West - Otoe County section



Nebraska - Northeastern Colorado - Auto Tour Route Map

Iowa - Auto Tour Route Map - The Mormon Pioneer Trail (1846)

Map of Nebraska Trails


Bob Fey's Map #1

Bob Fey's Map #2

Other Early Pioneer Resources. .

Mormon Databases and Resources

Surname Search

Historic Pioneer Research Sources

Crossroads to the West - Website - Mobile App - Guide




compiled by Barb Wilhelm, Unadilla Village Historian - 1860's - Present

Last updated:  April 15, 2019

Surnames - Click for listing

A B  G K L   N S Y  Z 



The County Histories are large volumes - Otoe & Cass Co is almost 600MB - it takes awhile to load! 

Contact Mary Hanke for the other county histories - the volumes are too large and take up too much of our alloted space - I can place on Google Drive or Dropbox for your convenience.

Otoe & Cass County, Biographical & Pictorial Album - 1889, Chapman Brothers, Chicago, IL

History of Richardson County, 1917 - request copy.

Pawnee & Johnson County - Biographical & Pictorial Album, 1889, Chapman Bros., Chicago, IL - request copy.


 Otoe County Cemetery Databases

Please note:  Updating to 2019 burials - check back often for updates.

Otoe County Cemetery Location Map - click to view the map and cemetery location/address.


Camp Creek - South of Nebraska City

Cowles Cemetery

Delaware Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery - Updated 2019

Dudley Cemetery - SW of Syracuse

Dunbar Cemetery

Fairview Cemetery - Talmage

Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery - near Avoca

Hope Lutheran - Burr updated 2019

Hopewell Presbyterian - updated 2019

North Branch Lutheran Cemetery - updated 07-21-19

Otoe City Cemetery PKA Union/Lutheran updated 07-15-19

Park Hill Cemetery - Syracuse - updated 07-15-19

Rosehill Cemetery - Douglas 2019 update

Rosewood Cemetery - Palmyra updated 2019

Saint Benedict's Catholic Cemetery - Nebraska City - u[dated 07-15-19

Saint John's United Church of Christ Cemetery - McWilliams Precinct

Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery - rural Paul updated 07-15-19

Saint Leo's Catholic Cemetery - Palmyra Updated 2019

St. Martin's Cemetery - Douglas updated 2019

Saint Mary's Catholic Cemetery - Nebraska City updated 07-15-19

Saint Paul's United Church of Christ Cemetery (Osage) - north of Cook

Saint Paul's Lutheran Cemetery - Talmage

Unadilla Cemetery - updated 2019

Warner Cemetery - North of Syracuse

Wilcox Cemetery - Burr

Wyuka Cemetery - Nebraska City- City Owned/updated quarterly online


Abandoned Cemeteries - No Active Burials - County Maintenance

Biggs Cemetery

Bloomingdale Family Cemetery - Otoe

Bunteen Cemetery - North of Palmyra UPDATED 2019

Corbin Family Cemetery - Berlin(Otoe)

Dugham(MT. Hope)

Elmwood Cemetery - Nebraska City

Fowlkes Cemetery

Harry Novak Burial Site

Heuser Family Cemetery

Klaus Family Cemetery

McCarthy Family Cemetery

Mount Zion - SE of Bennett

Old Palmyra Pioneer Cemetery

Old Wyoming Cemetery

Otoe County Poor Farm Burials - Rural Dunbar

Pleasant Hill Cemetery - North of Unadilla

Schacht Cemetery - Rural Cook

Solon Cemetery

Spahnel Family Cemetery

Thomson Family Cemetery

Warden Cemetery

Whitten Family Cemetery

Williams Cemetery



 Family History, Records, & Tree Collections.

House of Schreiner - by Don Schreiner, 2008, Tennessee Valley Publishing