Welcome to Nemaha County Kansas Genealogy Research







 


Seneca Train Depot date unknown



 
 My name is Bob Jenkins
and I created this website to provide genealogy
 information and links to genealogy information  to assist people in researching
 their Nemaha County Kansas ancestors.

 I would appreciate any contribution that you would like to make  to this site:
 biographies, obituaries, birth, marriage, death info,  grave info, photographs....etc

 

  
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 Brief History from Kansas State Historical Society: 

 Nemaha County was organized on April 4, 1858, by W. W. Moore; Walter Beeles; Greenbury Key; Thomas, John and Jacob
 Newton; John O'Laughlin; and B. F. Hicks. Containing the cities of Centralia, Oneida, Goff, Corning, Sabetha (part), Seneca,
 Bern and Wetmore, the county was named for the Nemaha river, an Indian word meaning either "muddy water" or "no
 papoose."

 The first railroad to enter the county, the Atchison and Pike's Peak, reached Seneca in 1866. The first church was a Christian
 Church organized in Granada Township in 1856. The township also had the first school in 1857.

 Nemaha is home to two interesting Kansans, Jean Harlow, then Harlean Carpenter, attended elementary school in the county
 in 1921-1922. Also Governor Willis J. Bailey (1903-1905) and Congressman (1899-1901) was from the county.















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