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Fillmore County, Nebraska

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  • William "Bill" Matejka (1913 - 2001)
  • Alois L. Matejka (1916 - 1994)
    Alois L. Matejka was born to Emil Matejka and Anna (Honicky) Matejka on January 22, 1916, at Milligan and passed away February 2, 1994, at the Fillmore County Hospital in Geneva at the age of 78 years,...
  • Edwin Matejka (1910 - 1911)
  • Emil Matejka (1877 - 1965)
    EMIL MATEJKA FILLMORE PIONEER CALLED BY DEATH Emil Matejka passed away Friday, December 17, 1965, at his home at Milligan, Neb., after three months of illness. He spent two months at the Fairbury hosp...
  • Anna Matejka (1881 - 1965)
    MRS. ANNA MATEJKA CALLED BY DEATH WHILE RESTING Mrs. Emil (Anna) Matejka passed away very unexpectedly, Thursday afternoon, July 22, 1965, while resting. She was 83 years of age. Anna Honisky, daught...

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