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Fillmore County, Nebraska

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  • William Henry Schweer (1885 - 1946)
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    Obituary for Daniel G. Swartzendruber Daniel Gene Swartzendruber was born November 30, 1930 on a farm near Shickley, Nebraska, and passed away January 10, 2019 at the age of 88 years, one month, and 11...
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Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Fillmore County, Nebraska.


Fillmore County was established, and its boundaries defined, by the Nebraska Territorial Legislature in 1856. It was named for Millard Fillmore, the thirteenth president of the United States.

The first homesteaders arrived in the county in 1866. Ohio natives William O. Bussard and William C. Whitaker filed claims on the West Fork of the Big Blue River in the county's northeastern portion.

The county was formally organized in 1871; up to this time, it had been administered from, and taxed by, Saline County, its neighbor to the east.

Several ethnic European enclaves developed during the time of the county's homesteading. An extensive Czech settlement covered much of Saline County and extended into eastern Fillmore County. A concentration of Swedish immigrants developed in eastern Clay County, extending into southwestern Fillmore County. German settlements formed in both the county's southeastern and southwestern corners.

Adjacent Counties

Cities, Towns & Villages

  • Exeter
  • Fairmont
  • Geneva (County Seat)
  • Grafton
  • Milligan
  • Ohiowa
  • Sawyer (Ghost Town)
  • Shickley
  • Strang

Other Townships & Communities: Belle Prairie, Bennett, Bryant, Burress, Carlisle, Chelsea, Exeter-Fairmont, Franklin, Glengary, Liberty, Madison, Martland, Momence, Stanton and West Blue



Genealogy Trails

The J.M. Burk House

Deering Bridge

The John A. Dempster House

Fairmont Army Airfield

Fillmore County Courthouse

Stockholm Swedish Lutheran Church & Cemetery