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  • Jesse Lowe (1814 - 1868)
    Jesse Lowe (March 11, 1814 – April 3, 1868) was the first mayor of Omaha, Nebraska, serving for one year from March 5, 1857 to March 2, 1858. An important real estate agent in the early city, Lowe is...
  • Enos Lowe, MD (1804 - 1880)
    Enos Lowe (May 5, 1804–February 13, 1880) was a pioneer doctor and businessman who was among the original founders of Omaha, Nebraska and served as president of the Second Iowa Constitutional Convent...
  • 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.)

Settlers in Nebraska before statehood: March 1, 1867