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Our Genealogy Helper for Rogers ...

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 Rogers (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 Rogers. 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.

Name Variations for Rogers ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Rogers.

  • While the name of this village is Rogers, be aware that it's the common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Rogers may originally have been Roger's.

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 and doctors 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.

Rogers is located in Colfax County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Colfax County: Butler, Cuming, Dodge, Platte, Saunders & Stanton.

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

  DirDistance
Colfax     (The home county for Rogers)
  Schuyler   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]<1>
  Richland   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Howells   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Clarkson   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Leigh   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
 
Burt
  Oakland   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Craig   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Lyons   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Butler
  Linwood   [Map]     S   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Abie   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Octavia   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Bruno   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Bellwood   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  David City   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Brainard   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Garrison   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Millerton   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Dwight   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Rising City   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Ulysses   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Surprise   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Cuming
  Monterey   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Aloys   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  West Point   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Beemer   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Wisner   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Dodge
  North Bend   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Ames   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Dodge   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Snyder   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Scribner   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Fremont   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Inglewood   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Crowell   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Hooper   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Nickerson   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Winslow   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Fontanelle   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Telbasta   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Douglas
  Valley   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  King Lake   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Venice   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Elk City   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Waterloo   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Elkhorn   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Bennington   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Lancaster
  Agnew   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Davey   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Raymond   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Malcolm   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Madison
  Madison   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Merrick
  Silver Creek   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Platte
  Carriage House Estates   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Columbus   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Sheldonville   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Creston   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Duncan   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Platte Center   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Oconee   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Tarnov   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Humphrey   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Monroe   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Cornlea   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Saint Bernard   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Polk
  Shelby   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Osceola   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Saunders
  Morse Bluff   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Rescue - Historic   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Prague   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Cedar Bluffs   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Malmo   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Colon   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Weston   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Wahoo   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Leshara   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Valparaiso   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Mead   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Ithaca   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Yutan   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Seward
  Bee   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Garland   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Staplehurst   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Seward   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Stanton
  Stanton   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Pilger   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Washington
  Arlington   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Kennard   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Washington   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Herman   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Blair   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
York
  Gresham   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Rogers ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Rogers.

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 Rogers covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Dawson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  S St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Linwood Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ESE Czech National Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Grandview Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Nimburg Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Old Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Patricks Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Sacred Heart Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Woodland Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Holy Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Schuyler Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW St.s Peter & Paul Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Bohemian National Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Dry Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Willow Creek Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Webster Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Rogers ...

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 322 newspapers that have been published in the area around Rogers.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Rogers, there are papers which were published within 48 miles [77.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Rogers.

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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Rogers had a post office and railroad service. In 2017, Rogers had a population of 91 people.

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

Linwood   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Rogers
 - 1895 population of 309 people (with 84 people in 2017)
 - Linwood had a post office and railroad service
 
North Bend   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Rogers
 - North Bend had no post office or railroad service
 
North Bend   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Rogers
 - 1895 population of 1,227 people (with 1,256 people in 2017)
 - North Bend had a post office and railroad service
 
Nimburg   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Rogers
 - Nimburg had no post office or railroad service
 
Nimburg   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Rogers
 - Nimburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Schuyler   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Rogers
 - 1895 population of 2,160 people (with 6,212 people in 2017)
 - Schuyler had a post office and railroad service
 
Edholm   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rogers
 - Edholm had no post office or railroad service
 
Edholm   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rogers
 - Edholm had railroad service and no post office
 
Rescue - Historic   [Map]
 - While Rescue was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Rogers
 - Rescue had no post office or railroad service
 
Rescue - Historic   [Map]
 - While Rescue was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Rogers
 - Rescue had a post office and no railroad service
 
Morse Bluff   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Rogers
 - Morse Bluff had no post office or railroad service
 
Morse Bluff   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Rogers
 - Morse Bluff had a post office and railroad service
 
Abie   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Rogers
 - Abie had no post office or railroad service

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with 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 - although 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 Rogers:

These websites are specific to Nebraska:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the Library/Archives Division of the Nebraska State Historical Society

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

These pages are specific to Colfax County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Burt County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Butler County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Cuming County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Dodge County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Douglas County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lancaster County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Madison County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Merrick County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Platte County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Polk County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Saunders County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Seward County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Stanton County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Washington County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
York County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Nebraska:

Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Nebraska
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Nebraska
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
Internment.net:   Cemeteries for Nebraska

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 Nebraska
 
Also see Disaster Stories for ...
      Iowa

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Rogers ...

While our initial data about Rogers came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Rogers in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Rogers.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Rogers:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office

1895 Map of Nebraska - shows location of Rogers

Published by Rand McNally & Co.

1915-1916 Map of the Lincoln Highway - shows location of Rogers


We have found Rogers in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Rogers for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Rogers. See our Misc Page for Rogers for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Nebraska

About Colfax County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Colfax County: www.colfaxcounty.ne.gov/

The official website for State of Nebraska: www.nebraska.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rogers. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.4652, Longitude: -96.9157     [Map].

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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: findagrave.com.

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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 Rogers, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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