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Rudy, Nebraska

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Our Genealogy Helper for Rudy ...

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 Rudy (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 Rudy. 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Rudy is located in Jefferson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jefferson County: Republic (KS), Washington (KS), Fillmore, Gage, Saline & Thayer.

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

Jefferson     (The home county for Rudy)
  Endicott   [Map]     NW   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Steele City   [Map]     SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Diller   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Jansen   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Fairbury   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Harbine   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Reynolds   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Plymouth   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Powell   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Daykin   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Ohiowa   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Milligan   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Strang   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Odell   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Blue Springs   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Wymore   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Beatrice   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Holmesville   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Barneston   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Pickrell   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Rockford   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Clatonia   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Liberty   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Filley   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Virginia   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Crab Orchard   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Hallam   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Kramer   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Firth   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Lewiston   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Burchard   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Swanton   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  De Witt   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Western   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Tobias   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Wilber   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Crete   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Dorchester   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Gilead   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Alexandria   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Hubbell   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Belvidere   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Hebron   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Chester   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Bruning   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Deshler   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Carleton   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Byron   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Clay (KS)
  Clifton (KS)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Vining (KS)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Oscar (KS) - Historic   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Cloud (KS)
  Clyde (KS)   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Ames (KS)   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Marshall (KS)
  Bremen (KS)   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Oketo (KS)   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Marysville (KS)   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Alcove Spring (KS) - Historic   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Carden (KS)   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Waterville (KS)   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Home (KS)   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Blue Rapids (KS)   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Beattie (KS)   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Summerfield (KS)   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Republic (KS)
  Narka (KS)   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Cuba (KS)   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Munden (KS)   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Agenda (KS)   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Belleville (KS)   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Washington (KS)
  Hollenberg (KS)   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Hanover (KS)   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Blocker (KS) - Historic   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Morrowville (KS)   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Mahaska (KS)   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Washington (KS)   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Haddam (KS)   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Greenleaf (KS)   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Barnes (KS)   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Linn (KS)   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Palmer (KS)   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Rudy ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Rudy.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Steele City Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Hollenberg Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SE State Line Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Silver Cliff Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Joy Creek Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Prairie Home Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Fairbury Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Jansen Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Gaskill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Bartel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Prall Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Grandy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hope Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Silver Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE Spenceville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Evangelical Lutheran St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Reserve Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Harbine Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Rudy ...

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 50 newspapers that have been published in the area around Rudy.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Rudy, there are papers which were published within 46 miles [74 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Rudy.

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 Rudy in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Rudy.

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

Steele City   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rudy
 - 1895 population of 380 people (with 58 people in 2017)
 - Steele City had a post office and railroad service
Endicott   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Rudy
 - Endicott had no post office or railroad service
Endicott   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Rudy
 - 1895 population of 256 people (with 127 people in 2017)
 - Endicott had a post office and railroad service
Hollenberg (KS)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Rudy
 - 1895 population of 166 people (with 20 people in 2017)
 - Hollenberg had a post office and railroad service
Diller   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rudy
 - Diller had no post office or railroad service
Diller   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rudy
 - 1895 population of 126 people (with 253 people in 2017)
 - Diller had a post office and railroad service
Jansen   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Rudy
 - Jansen had no post office or railroad service
Jansen   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Rudy
 - Jansen had a post office and railroad service
Fairbury   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Rudy
 - Fairbury had no post office or railroad service
Fairbury   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Rudy
 - 1895 population of 2,630 people (with 3,707 people in 2017)
 - Fairbury had a post office and railroad service
Harbine   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Rudy
 - Harbine 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 Rudy. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Rudy 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 professional and volunteer websites 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 Rudy:

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 Jefferson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Fillmore County:     Cyndi's



Gage County:     Cyndi's



Johnson County:     Cyndi's



Lancaster County:     Cyndi's



Pawnee County:     Cyndi's



Saline County:     Cyndi's



Thayer County:     Cyndi's



Clay County (KS):     Cyndi's



Cloud County (KS):     Cyndi's



Marshall County (KS):     Cyndi's



Republic County (KS):     Cyndi's



Washington County (KS):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Nebraska:

Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Nebraska   Cemetery Wiki for Nebraska
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   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
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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rudy. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.0644, Longitude: -97.0548     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rudy 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 Rudy, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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