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  • Phineas Hitchcock, U.S. Senator (1831 - 1881)
    Born to Gad Hitchcock and Nancy Prime of New Lebanon, Columbia County, New York on November 30, 1831. At 16 he attended the Great Barrington Academy in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Subsequently...
  • Reuben Henry Wilbur (1825 - 1898)
    Ancestor of the U.S. Poet Laureate Richard Wilbur (also twice awarded a Pulitzer Prize in poetry). Reuben Henry Wilbur, born in Chatham, New York in 1825, spent his early life as a merchant and a mil...
  • Joseph William Hawley (1824 - d.)
  • John Baldwin Hawley (1830 - 1895)
    Born in Hawleyville, Connecticut, Hawley moved with his parents to Carthage, Illinois, in 1833. He attended the public schools and Jacksonville College, Jacksonville, Illinois. He studied law. ...
  • Benjamin J. Hempel (1836 - 1901)
    BENJ. HEMPLE FALLS DEAD One of Plattsmouth's Oldest Settlers Stricken. PLATTSMOUTH, Neb., Dec 4 - (Special)- Benjamin Hemple fell dead this evening from heart disease. He was one of the oldest settle...

Settlers in Nebraska before statehood: March 1, 1867