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| building address = '''[[Johnson County, Nebraska Courthouse|Johnson County Courthouse]]'''<br>4th and Broadway<br>P.O. Box 416<br>Tecumseh, Nebraska 68450-0416<br>Phone: 408.335.3246
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| building address = '''[http://www.co.johnson.ne.us/clerk.html Johnson County Courthouse]'''<br>4th and Broadway<br>P.O. Box 416<br>Tecumseh, NE 68450-0416<br>Phone: 408.335.3246
 
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'''Johnson County''', Nebraska genealogy and family history research page. Guide to genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.  
 
'''Johnson County''', Nebraska genealogy and family history research page. Guide to genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.  
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[[Image:Johnson County Nebraska Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px]]
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<br>County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1858. County Judge has probate and court records. Clerk District Court has divorce records from 1858. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Johnson County, Nebraska page 431, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
 
[http://www.co.johnson.ne.us/ Johnson County Courthouse]<br>4th &amp; Broadway; P.O. Box 416<br>Tecumseh, Ne 68450-0416<br>Phone: 402.335.3246<br><br> County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1858.<br>County Judge has probate and court records.<br>Clerk District Court has divorce records from 1858. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Johnson County, Nebraska page 431, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1855--'''Johnson County was created 2 March 1855 from [[Nemaha County, Nebraska Genealogy|Nemaha]] County. '''County seat:''' Tecumseh <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1855''' Johnson County was created 2 March 1855 from [[Nemaha County, Nebraska Genealogy|Nemaha]] County. '''County seat:''' Tecumseh <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
==== Description ====
 
==== Description ====
  
Johnson County is located in the southeastern corner of Nebraska. The county seat is Tecumseh.
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Johnson County is located in the southeastern corner of Nebraska.<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/neb/johnson/ accessed 09/29/2016</ref> It was named after Vice President Richard M. Johnson.<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnson_County,_Nebraska accessed 09/29/2016</ref>
<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/neb/johnson/ accessed 09/29/2016</ref> It was named after Vice President Richard M. Johnson.<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnson_County,_Nebraska accessed 09/29/2016</ref>
 
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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*Saint Mary
 
*Saint Mary
 
*Sterling
 
*Sterling
*Tecumseh (county seat)
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*Tecumseh  
 
*Vesta
 
*Vesta
 
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===== Civil War =====
 
===== Civil War =====
  
*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932417|Nebraska Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932417|Nebraska Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1891''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4755 Nebraska Resident Military Roster on June 1, 1891] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), Roster of Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines of the War of 1812, the Mexico War, and the War of the Rebellion, residing in Nebraska June 1, 1891<br>
 
*'''1891''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4755 Nebraska Resident Military Roster on June 1, 1891] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), Roster of Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines of the War of 1812, the Mexico War, and the War of the Rebellion, residing in Nebraska June 1, 1891<br>
 
*'''1893''' - [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ne/county/holt/1893/nebraska.html Roster of Nebraska Veterans] - list of veterans in 1893
 
*'''1893''' - [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ne/county/holt/1893/nebraska.html Roster of Nebraska Veterans] - list of veterans in 1893
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'''County, Township and City Societies'''
 
'''County, Township and City Societies'''
  
:*'''[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ne/county/johnson/jchstsoc.htm Johnson County Historical Society]'''<br>231 Lincoln St<br>Tecumseh, NE 68450<br>Phone: 402-335-5900<br>Email: JC10928@windstream.net<br>[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Johnson-County-Historical-Society/849111228492039 Website]
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:*'''Johnson County Historical Society'''<br>231 Lincoln St<br>Tecumseh, NE 68450<br>Phone: 402-335-5900<br>Email: [mailto:judyjeancoe@gmail.com judyjeancoe@gmail.com]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nejohnso/jchstsoc.htm Website]<br>[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Johnson-County-Historical/849111228492039 Facebook]
  
 
'''Nebraska Historical & Genealogical Societies'''
 
'''Nebraska Historical & Genealogical Societies'''
  
:*'''[http://nsgs.org/  The Nebraska State Genealogical Society (NSGS)]'''<br>Box 5608<br>Lincoln, NE 68505-0608<br>Email- General Inquiry: conference@nsgs
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:*'''[http://nsgs.org/  The Nebraska State Genealogical Society (NSGS)]'''<br>P.O. Box 5608<br>Lincoln, NE 68505-0608<br>Email - General Inquiry: [mailto:conference@nsgs conference@nsgs]
  
:*'''[http://www.nebraskahistory.org/index.shtml Nebraska State Historical Society]'''<br>P.O. Box 82554 1500 R St.<br>Lincoln, NE 68501-2554<br>Phone: 402-471-3270
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:*'''[http://www.nebraskahistory.org/index.shtml Nebraska State Historical Society]'''<br>P.O. Box 82554<br>1500 R St.<br>Lincoln, NE 68501-2554<br>Phone: 402-471-3270
  
:*'''Nebraska Military Historical Society'''<br>1330 N. Burlington Ave.<br>P.O. Box 1286<br>Hastings 68901-1286  
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:*'''Nebraska Military Historical Society'''<br>1330 N. Burlington Ave.<br>P.O. Box 1286<br>Hastings, NE 68901-1286  
  
:*'''Nebraska Jewish Historical Society'''<br> 333 S. 132nd St.<br> Omaha, NE<br>68154<br> Phone: 402-334-6442
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:*'''Nebraska Jewish Historical Society'''<br> 333 S. 132nd St.<br> Omaha, NE 68154<br> Phone: 402-334-6442
  
:*'''North Central Nebraska Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 362<br>O’Neill NE 68763
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:*'''North Central Nebraska Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 362<br>O’Neill, NE 68763
  
:*'''Northeastern Nebraska Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 169<br>Lyons NE 68038
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:*'''Northeastern Nebraska Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 169<br>Lyons, NE 68038
  
:*'''Northern Nebraska Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 362<br>O’Neill NE <br>68763
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:*'''Northern Nebraska Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 362<br>O’Neill, NE 68763
  
:*'''Northwest Nebraska Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 6<br>Alliance, Nebraska 69301
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:*'''Northwest Nebraska Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 6<br>Alliance, NE 69301
  
:*'''[http://nebraskamayflower.org/ Nebraska Society of Mayflower Descendants Nebraska Society of Mayflower Descendants]'''<br>Contact: Martin W. Beerman, Historian<br>Nebraska Society of Mayflower Descendants<br>19509 Frances Circle<br>Omaha, NE <br>68130-2982
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:*'''[http://nebraskamayflower.org/ Nebraska Society of Mayflower Descendants]'''<br>19509 Frances Circle<br>Omaha, NE 68130-2982
  
:*'''[http://www.danishmuseum.org/explore/danish-american-culture/danish-brotherhood-sisterhood The Danish Brotherhood/Sisterhood Museum of Danish America]''' <br>4210 Main Street<br>PO Box 249<br> Elk Horn, IA <br>51531<br>Phone: 712.764.7008<br>877.764.7008 (toll free)<br>712.764.7010<br>Email: genealogy@danishmuse
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:*'''[http://www.danishmuseum.org/explore/danish-american-culture/danish-brotherhood-sisterhood The Danish Brotherhood/Sisterhood Museum of Danish America]''' <br>4210 Main Street<br>P.O. Box 249<br> Elk Horn, IA 51531<br>Phone: 712.764.7008<br>877.764.7008 (toll free)<br>712.764.7010<br>Email: [mailto:genealogy@danishmuse genealogy@danishmuse]
  
 
==== Libraries ====
 
==== Libraries ====
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:*{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
 
:*{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
*[http://usgenweb/org USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nejohnso/ NEGenWeb]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ne/johnson/johtable.htm USGenWeb]
 
*{{FHL|Nebraska Johnson|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
 
*{{FHL|Nebraska Johnson|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  

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United States Genealogy Gotoarrow.png Nebraska Gotoarrow.png Johnson County

Johnson County, Nebraska
Map
Map of Nebraska highlighting Johnson County
Location in the state of Nebraska, United States Genealogy
Map of the U.S. highlighting Nebraska
Location of Nebraska in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 2, 1855
County Seat Tecumseh
Courthouse
Johnson County Nebraska Courthouse.jpg
Address Johnson County Courthouse
4th and Broadway
P.O. Box 416
Tecumseh, NE 68450-0416
Phone: 408.335.3246


Johnson County, Nebraska genealogy and family history research page. Guide to genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.


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County Information[edit | edit source]

Johnson County, Nebraska Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1855 1860 1855 1855

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]


County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1858. County Judge has probate and court records. Clerk District Court has divorce records from 1858. [2]

History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1855 Johnson County was created 2 March 1855 from Nemaha County. County seat: Tecumseh [3]

Description[edit | edit source]

Johnson County is located in the southeastern corner of Nebraska.[4] It was named after Vice President Richard M. Johnson.[5]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places [6][edit | edit source]

  • Cook
  • Crab Orchard
  • Elk Creek
  • Saint Mary
  • Sterling
  • Tecumseh
  • Vesta

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
NEGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
NEGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
Nebraska Cemeteries
Billion Graves
See Nebraska Cemeteries for more information.

Census[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1860 528
1870 3,429 549.4%
1880 7,595 121.5%
1890 10,333 36.1%
1900 11,197 8.4%
1910 10,187 −9.0%
1920 8,940 −12.2%
1930 9,157 2.4%
1940 8,662 −5.4%
1950 7,251 −16.3%
1960 6,281 −13.4%
1970 5,743 −8.6%
1980 5,285 −8.0%
1990 4,673 −11.6%
2000 4,488 −4.0%
2010 5,217 16.2%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".
State Census Records[edit | edit source]
Federal Census Records[edit | edit source]

Federal Censuses were taken for Nebraska starting in 1860. For links to Federal census indexes, see Nebraska Census.

For tips on accessing Johnson County, Nebraska Genealogy census records online, see: Nebraska Census.

Church[edit | edit source]

Church records vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Nebraska denominations, view the Nebraska Church Records wiki page.

Lutheran[edit | edit source]

Johnson County

  • Records of the American Lutheran Church, Johnson County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).[7]

St. John's Lutheran Church, Sterling

  • Records of St. John's Lutheran Church, Sterling, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

Court[edit | edit source]

Land[edit | edit source]

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Nebraska Land and Property for additional information about early Nebraska land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse, where records are currently housed.

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Johnson County, Nebraska Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Nebraska Local Histories.


For more information see Nebraska Land and Property

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

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Military[edit | edit source]

Revolutionary War[edit | edit source]
Civil War[edit | edit source]
WWI[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

For information on Nebraska newspapers, see Nebraska Newspapers.

Nebraska Newspapers Online

Nebraska Newspaper Catalogs

Probate[edit | edit source]

In most counties in Nebraska, probate records have been kept by the county judge. They include wills, fee books, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, probate ticklers, and dockets. The records are available at the county courthouse.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for Nebraska - Johnson - Probate records.

Online Probate Records

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Nebraska tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses before 1820 or to supplement the years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the records.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred.

Marriage Records[edit | edit source]

Online Marriage Records Indexes and Images

Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

County, Township and City Societies

Nebraska Historical & Genealogical Societies

  • Nebraska Military Historical Society
    1330 N. Burlington Ave.
    P.O. Box 1286
    Hastings, NE 68901-1286
  • Nebraska Jewish Historical Society
    333 S. 132nd St.
    Omaha, NE 68154
    Phone: 402-334-6442
  • North Central Nebraska Genealogical Society
    P.O. Box 362
    O’Neill, NE 68763
  • Northeastern Nebraska Genealogical Society
    P.O. Box 169
    Lyons, NE 68038
  • Northern Nebraska Genealogical Society
    P.O. Box 362
    O’Neill, NE 68763
  • Northwest Nebraska Genealogical Society
    P.O. Box 6
    Alliance, NE 69301

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

  • Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 452-465. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Johnson County, Nebraska page 431, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. http://genealogytrails.com/neb/johnson/ accessed 09/29/2016
  5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnson_County,_Nebraska accessed 09/29/2016
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "Johnson County, Nebraska," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnson_County,_Nebraska, accessed 1 August 2016.
  7. "Evangelical Lutheran Church in America: An Inventory of Selected Congregational Records of the American Lutheran Church in Minnesota at the Minnesota Historical Society," Collection Finding Aids, Minnesota Historical Society, http://www.mnhs.org/library/findaids/01009.xml, accessed 10 June 2013.