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Our Genealogy Helper for Saint Bernard ...

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 Saint Bernard (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 Saint Bernard. 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 Saint Bernard ...

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 Saint Bernard.

  • Typical abbreviation for Saint Bernard: St. Bernard

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.

Saint Bernard is located in Platte County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Platte County: Boone, Butler, Colfax, Madison, Merrick, Nance & Polk.

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

  DirDistance
Platte     (The home county for Saint Bernard)
  Lindsay   [Map]     SW   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Cornlea   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Humphrey   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Rosenburg   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Tarnov   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Creston   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Platte Center   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Monroe   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Oconee   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Sheldonville   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Duncan   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Carriage House Estates   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Columbus   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Antelope
  Elgin   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Oakdale   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Neligh   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Boone
  Vorhees   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Saint Edward   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Boone   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Albion   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Petersburg   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Cedar Rapids   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Primrose   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Butler
  Bellwood   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Octavia   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Rising City   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Colfax
  Leigh   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Clarkson   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Richland   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Howells   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Schuyler   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Rogers   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Cuming
  Aloys   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Dodge
  Dodge   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Greeley
  Spalding   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Madison
  Newman Grove   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Fairview - Historic   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Madison   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Emerick   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Battle Creek   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Meadow Grove   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Norfolk   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Tilden   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Merrick
  Silver Creek   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Clarks   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Nance
  Genoa   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Krakow   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Belgrade   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Fullerton   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Pierce
  Hadar   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Pierce   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Wee Town   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Foster   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Polk
  Osceola   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Shelby   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Stanton
  Stanton   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Pilger   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Wayne
  Hoskins   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Winside   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Saint Bernard ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Saint Bernard.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  S St. Bernard Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  N St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Holy Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Kalamazoo Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Evangelical Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Sacred Heart Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Green Garden Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Iowa Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE St. Francis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Humphrey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shell Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Burrows Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SE St. Michaels Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Tracy Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Saint Bernard ...

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 364 newspapers that have been published in the area around Saint Bernard.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Saint Bernard, there are papers which were published within 50 miles [80.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Saint Bernard.

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 Saint Bernard had a population of 48 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Lindsay   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Saint Bernard
 - Lindsay had no post office or railroad service
 
Lindsay   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Saint Bernard
 - 1895 population of 126 people (with 257 people in 2017)
 - Lindsay had a post office and railroad service
 
Cornlea   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Saint Bernard
 - Cornlea had no post office or railroad service
 
Cornlea   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Saint Bernard
 - Cornlea had a post office and railroad service
 
Humphrey   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Saint Bernard
 - Humphrey had no post office or railroad service
 
Humphrey   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Saint Bernard
 - 1895 population of 691 people (with 806 people in 2017)
 - Humphrey had a post office and railroad service
 
Kalamazoo   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Saint Bernard
 - Kalamazoo had no post office or railroad service
 
Kalamazoo   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Saint Bernard
 - Kalamazoo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Newman Grove   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Saint Bernard
 - Newman Grove had no post office or railroad service
 
Newman Grove   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Saint Bernard
 - 1895 population of 330 people (with 717 people in 2017)
 - Newman Grove had a post office and railroad service
 
Tarnov   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Saint Bernard
 - Tarnov 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 Saint Bernard. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Saint Bernard 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 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 Saint Bernard:

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 Platte County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Antelope County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Boone County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Butler County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Colfax 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

 
Greeley 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

 
Nance County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Pierce County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Polk County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Stanton County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Wayne 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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Saint Bernard ...

While our initial data about Saint Bernard came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Saint Bernard 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 Saint Bernard.

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 Saint Bernard:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

1895 Map of Nebraska - shows location of Saint Bernard

Published by Rand McNally & Co.


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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Nebraska

About Platte County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Platte County: www.plattecounty.net/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Saint Bernard) 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 Saint Bernard. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Saint Bernard

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saint Bernard. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.7219, Longitude: -97.6291     [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 Saint Bernard, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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