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Nemaha, Iowa

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Our Genealogy Helper for Nemaha ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Nemaha (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Nemaha. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Nemaha is located in Sac County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Sac County: Buena Vista, Calhoun, Carroll, Cherokee, Crawford, Ida & Pocahontas.

Below are the counties that are near Nemaha. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Nemaha:

Sac     (The home county for Nemaha)
  Early   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]<1>
  Sac City   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Schaller   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Lake View   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Odebolt   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Sac City Junction - Historic   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Wall Lake   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Grant City   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Auburn   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Buena Vista
  Juniata   [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
  Newell   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Lakeside   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Casino Beach   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Storm Lake   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Truesdale   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Alta   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Albert City   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Rembrandt   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Marathon   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Sioux Rapids   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Linn Grove   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Lytton   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Yetter   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Jolley   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Pomeroy   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Twin Lakes   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Rockwell City   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Lake City   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Manson   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Knierim   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Lohrville   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Rinard   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Somers   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Breda   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Arcadia   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Lanesboro   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Lidderdale   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Carroll   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Carroll Community Estates   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Halbur   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Roselle   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Glidden   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Willey   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Ralston   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Aurelia   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Cherokee   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Quimby   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Washta   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Larrabee   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Meriden   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Cleghorn   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Webb   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Peterson   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Gillett Grove   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Greenville   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Rossie   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Royal   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Boyer   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Kiron   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Schleswig   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Deloit   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Vail   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Westside   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Ricketts   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Denison   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Sunset Village   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Charter Oak   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Churdan   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Pioneer   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Gilmore City   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Bradgate   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Galva   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Arthur   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Ida Grove   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Holstein   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Battle Creek   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Calumet   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Sutherland   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Palo Alto
  Mallard   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Curlew   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Ayrshire   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Fonda   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Varina   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Palmer   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Laurens   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Pocahontas   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Havelock   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Plover   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Rolfe   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Barnum   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Clare   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Slifer   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Moorland   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Cushing   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Correctionville   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Danbury   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Pierson   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Anthon   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Nemaha, see our County-by-County Page for Nemaha.

Cemeteries Near Nemaha ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Nemaha.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a Google map will open showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery or some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Nemaha covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Nemaha Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Sacred Heart Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Early Union Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Protestant Union Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Oakland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Oakland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Newell Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hayes Twp. Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Immanuel Reformed Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Chase Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNE Newell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W German Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Immanuel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Storm Lake Municipal Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cooke Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE First M E Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Cook Center Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Cory Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Cedar Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Nemaha ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 216 newspapers that have been published in the area around Nemaha.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Nemaha. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Nemaha and those printed in the larger area surrounding Nemaha.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 43 miles [69.2 km] of Nemaha.

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<3>

While we didn't find Nemaha in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Nemaha.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Nemaha, with the one closest to Nemaha listed first.

Early   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Nemaha
 - 1895 population of 277 people (with 517 people in 2018)
 - Early had a post office and railroad service
Sac City   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Nemaha
 - 1895 population of 1,249 people (with 2,074 people in 2018)
 - Sac City had a post office and railroad service
Newell   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Nemaha
 - 1895 population of 540 people (with 859 people in 2018)
 - Newell had a post office and railroad service
Sulphur Springs   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Nemaha
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Sulphur Springs had a post office and railroad service
Storm Lake   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Nemaha
 - 1895 population of 1,821 people (with 10,458 people in 2018)
 - Storm Lake had a post office and railroad service
Schaller   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Nemaha
 - 1895 population of 333 people (with 726 people in 2018)
 - Schaller had a post office and railroad service
Fonda   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Nemaha
 - 1895 population of 625 people (with 585 people in 2018)
 - Fonda had a post office and railroad service
Lake View   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) from Nemaha
 - 1895 population of 366 people (with 1,077 people in 2018)
 - Lake View had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Nemaha. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Nemaha in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note that they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Nemaha:

These websites are specific to Iowa:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the //

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Iowa to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Sac County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Buena Vista County:     Cyndi's



Calhoun County:     Cyndi's



Carroll County:     Cyndi's



Cherokee County:     Cyndi's



Clay County:     Cyndi's



Crawford County:     Cyndi's



Greene County:     Cyndi's



Humboldt County:     Cyndi's



Ida County:     Cyndi's



O'Brien County:     Cyndi's

Palo Alto County:     Cyndi's



Pocahontas County:     Cyndi's



Webster County:     Cyndi's



Woodbury County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Iowa:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Iowa,
Cemeteries of Sac County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Iowa   Cemetery Wiki for Iowa
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Iowa

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Iowa

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in Iowa

About Sac County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Nemaha. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Sac County:

The official website for State of Iowa:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Nemaha) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Nemaha. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Nemaha

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nemaha. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.5150, Longitude: -95.0889     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Nemaha have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Nemaha, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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