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Publications of Jefferson County Genealogical Society
Fairbury, NE 68352

All books are available at Stagecoach Mall Antiques & Tasting Room, 510 E Street, downtown Fairbury or email your request to garyzabo@gmail.com 

Price: $10.00 per book.  Tax, postage and handling: $3.00 for first book, $2.50 for each additional book on same order.  All books 8 ½ x 11, card stock covers, stapled or plastic spiral bound.

1.  Immigration and Naturalization Records, Jefferson County, Fairbury, Nebraska.  Records may include: name, residence, age, birth date, country of birth, date of port of arrival in U. S., name of ship or railroad, date of Naturalization.  36 pages.

2.  Jefferson County Marriage Records, Fairbury, Nebraska, Book A.  1 June 1864 - 3 November 1880.  507 marriage records.  Records may include: bride and groom’s names, ages, place of birth, parent’s names, marriage date, place, witnesses, minister or judge’s name.  42 pages.  Bride and groom index.

3.  Jefferson County Marriage Records, Fairbury, Nebraska, Book B.  8 November 1880 - 7 February 1886 and 5 February 1888 - 29 December 1888.  580 records.  55 pages.  See description above under Book A.

4.  Jefferson County Marriage Records, Fairbury, Nebraska, Book C.  14 February 1886 - 7 April 1891 and the following 13 marriages for 1888 in January, February, March, July and December.  576 marriage records.  See description above under Book A.

5.  Jefferson County Marriage Records, Fairbury, Nebraska, Book D.  11 April 1891 - 5 May 1895.  584 marriages.  54 pages.  See description above under Book A.

6.  Jefferson County Marriage Records, Fairbury, Nebraska, Book E. May 11, 1895 - Nov. 29, 1899.  581 marriage records. 56 pages.   See description above under Book A.

7.  Jefferson County Marriage Records, Fairbury, Nebraska, Book F. Dec. 4, 1899 - Oct. 29, 1903.  577 marriage records.  56 pages.  See description above under Book A.

8.  Nuckolls Funeral Home Records, Fairbury, Jefferson County, Nebraska.  1929 - 1934.  Approximately 630 entries.  Alphabetized.  37 pages.  Records may include: name, date, age, birth date and place, parents’ names, cemetery.

9.  Nuckolls Funeral Home Records, Fairbury, Jefferson County, Nebraska.  1934 - 1942. 43 pages.  Approximately 500 entries.   See description above.

10.  Nuckolls Funeral Home Records, Fairbury, Jefferson County, Nebraska.  1942 - 1948.  39 pages.  Approximately 370 entries.   See description above.

11.  Nuckolls Funeral Home Records, Fairbury, Jefferson County, Nebraska.  1948- 1953.  29 pages.  Approximately 370 entries.  See description above.

12.  Nuckolls Funeral Home Records, Fairbury, Jefferson County, Nebraska.  Part I 1953-1956.  Part II 1957-1969.  1 book combined.  32 pages.  Approximately 159 entries.  See description above.

13.  Traum, Nuckolls & Lapply-Meyer Funeral Death Record Index, Fairbury, Jefferson County, Nebraska.  1943-1960, and few entries until 1963.  70 pages.  Alphabetized.  Approximately 3,200 entries.
Record may include: name, date of death, age, funeral home name, funeral location, minister, cemetery.

14.  Richardson Funeral Home Records, Fairbury, Jefferson County, Nebraska.  1923-1929.  Alphabetized. 630 entries.  Entry may me name only, which indicated that the family may have lived in the community at one time.  Entry may include: name, date, age, birth date and place, parents; names, cemetery.

15.  Waggoner Funeral Home Records, Diller, Jefferson County, Nebraska.  1943-1956.  Some Gage County, NE entries.  17 pages. Alphabetized.  Approximately 187 entries.  Record may include: name, death date, birth date and place, age, spouse’s name, parents’ names, service location, cemetery, minister’s name.

16.  Vance Funeral Home Records, Odell, Gage County, Nebraska. 1940-1965.  Some Jefferson County, NE and Washington Co., KS entries. 45 pages.  Alphabetized.  Approximately 460 entries.  Record may
include: name, date of death, location of death, birth date and place, age, parents’ names, spouse’s name, service location, cemetery.

17.  Laipply Funeral Home Records, Fairbury, Jefferson County, Nebraska.  Oct. 1947 - Jan. 1952.  38 pages.  Approximately 160 entries, many with obituary.  Record may include information similar to other funeral home records.

18. Laipply Funeral Home Records, Fairbury, Jefferson County, Nebraska.  Feb. 1952 - Dec. 1954.  29 pages.  Approximately 120 entries, many with obituary.  Records may include information similar to other funeral home records.

19.  Laipply Funeral Home Records, Fairbury, Jefferson County, Nebraska.  Jan. 1955 - 1958.  Approximately 130 entries, many with obituary.  Records may include information similar to other funeral home records.

20.  Traum Funeral Home Records, Fairbury, Jefferson County, Nebraska. Part I 1924-1927, Part II 1930-1934.  35 pages.  Approximately 350 entries.  Alphabetized.  Entry may include: name, town & county of death, birth place and date, death date, age, sex, color, married or single, spouse’s name, father,  father’s birth place, mother, mother’s birth place, informant & address, service date & place, minister, cemetery, cause of death, doctor.

21.  Traum Funeral Home Records, Fairbury, Jefferson County, Nebraska.
 Part I 1935-1936.  Part II 1937-1938.  22 pages.  Approximately 320 entries.  See description above.

22.  Traum Funeral Home Records, Fairbury, Jefferson County, Nebraska.
 1931-1941. 26 pages.  Approximately 274 entries.  See description above.

23.  History of Steele City, Jefferson County, Nebraska.  50 pages. Index.  History, early settlers, businesses, school.

24.  Steele City, Jefferson County, Nebraska Newspapers.  45 pages.
Excerpts 1919-1940.  Community and school events, businesses.

25.  Steele City, Jefferson County, Nebraska, High School "Broadcast" (Newspaper) Special Edition.  Oct. 1950.  History of Steele City.  6 pages. $2.00.

26.  Endicott, Jefferson County, Nebraska, Our Town History.  58 pages.  Index.  History, early settlers, businesses, school.

27.  Endicott, Jefferson County, Nebraska, High School Newspaper "The Redbird".  Excerpts Sep. 23, 1934 - May 13, 1966 relating to school and community social events.  Index.

28.  Roster of Jefferson County, Nebraska, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines of the War of 1812, Mexican War and the War of the Rebellion (Civil War).  17 pages.  Approximately 600 entries.  Excerpts from book published by the State of Nebraska 1893, 1895 & 1897.  Records include name of living veterans whose address was a town in Jefferson County.  Record may include: home state, rank, military unit, name of Jefferson County post office.  Alphabetical by home state.

29.  Index to the Jefferson County Nebraska State Census. Approximately 810 entries.  Records may list: name, census page number, precinct.

30.  "The Diller Record", A Special Booster Edition, Friday, September 17, 1915, Diller, Jefferson County, Nebraska.  15 pages.  Excerpts includes articles: schools, business men, community organizations, advertisements, churches, doctors, etc.

31.  The Diller, Jefferson County, Nebraska, Community Celebrating 125 Years On The Great Plains of Nebraska, 1880-2005.  43 pages.  Index. Includes articles: history, list of business and organizations in 1882, 1887-1889, 1890, 1915, school World War II God Star Servicemen.

32.  Jefferson County, Nebraska, The Early Settlements and Villages.
36 pages.  Index.  Includes information on: post offices, schools, churches, cemeteries and locations.  Brief history of ranches and stations along the Oregon California Trail; early history of settlements and villages; 1882 and 1890 list of businesses for each village and town.

33.  The Oregon Trail and Pony Express Route Across Jefferson County, Nebraska.  30 pages.  Includes history, ranches and stations, Pony Express Riders in the area.  Index.

Steele City, Jefferson County, Nebraska
School, Village and Cemetery History Books by Gary Mitchel Zabokrtsky

The books are $10.00 each.  Postage is $3.00 for first book and $2.50 for each additional book on same order.

1.  Steele City School District # 1, 1867 - 1992, Steele City, Jefferson County, Nebraska, May 2006.  8-1/2 x 11, soft binding, 113 pages.  History of Steele City from the October 1958 high school newspaper The Broadcast, thirty seven pages of senior class pictures, twenty pages of other pictures including some of the elementary classroom students, list of students, list of teachers, information about alumni, information from high school newspapers and annuals The Bulldog, and the local newspapers The Steele City Press and The Steele City News.

 

2.  Steele City School District No. 1, 1867 - 1992, Book 2, Steele City, Jefferson County, Nebraska, August 2008. Soft binding, 127 pages with surname index.  Forty pages of pictures, some of the pictures from the 2006 book have been reprinted for clarity.  There are stories about basketball, baseball, tennis, football, picnics at the Steele City Canyons, school plays, roller skating parties at Social Dale and much more.

3. Steele City Village life 1860s - 1950s, Jenkins’ Mill, Freeport & Steele City, Nebraska, August 2008.  166 pages with surname index. Soft binding.  1870 Jenkins’ Mill Precinct Census.  Nebraska Gazetteers Business Directory 1882 & 1890.  Veterans’ 1890s roster. World War I draftee roster.  1930 United States Census for Steele City.  Steele City Cemetery veterans’ burial list.  Information on the daily life in the community from The Little Blue Freeport & Jenkins’ Mill, The Steele City Press, The Steele City News and other sources.
There are stories about Memorial Day Observances, 4th of July Celebrations, Fall Festival, free movies, horse races, harvesting ice, corn husking contests as well as church and social events reflecting daily life in the village.

4.  Steele City Cemetery, Steele City Cemetery Association, Steele City, Jefferson County, Nebraska, June 2010.  Soft cover, 2' x 2' plat /lot map if available $5.00 extra, Alphabetical tombstone list, Lot purchaser list, Shelter House Directory information, Steele City Cemetery Poem, Veterans’ burial list, Memorial Day 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010.  Includes cemetery history, Grand Army of the Republic, Campbell-Cline American Legion Post #349 and Auxiliary information.

5.  Steele City Public Schools, Jefferson County, Nebraska, 1950-1951 and 1951-1952.  From the W. E. McDonald Collection, Superintendent 1950-1952.  The Broadcast, Steele City High School Newspaper and Other Printed School Information.  Includes seven issues of the Broadcast containing school news and school curriculum and facility improvements.  Brief school history.

Zabokrtsky and Jenik Family History Books

The Zabokrtsky family research goes back to the mid 1500s.  The family lived, and some still live, in the village of Slemeno in northeast Bohemia.  Ignatz Zabokrtsky immigrated to east central Iowa in 1854. Some off his children immigrated to Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, South Dakota and Minnesota in the 1870s.

The Jenik family research goes back to the early 1800 to Tisova and Oucmanice in east central Bohemia.  Josef Jenik immigrated to Hanover, Washington County, Kansas in the mid 1870s.  Jenik descendants now live in Kansas,Nebraska, Colorado and Wyoming.

Contact: Gary ‘Mitch’ Zabokrtsky, 1710 H Street, Apt. 103, Fairbury,  NE 68352-1249
Phone: 402-729-2875
E-Mail: garyzabo@gmail.com

Price: $10.00 - $15.00 per book.  Postage and handling: $3.00 first book, $2.50 each additional book on same order.  All books 8 ½ x 11, soft cover, either spiral plastic or stapled binding, some later books punched for three ring binder.

1.  Zabokrtsky, Jenik and Pavlicek Families In The Czech Republic: A 400 Year Journey, June 2000.  The one hundred page spiral bound book includes: history of Bohemia and Czech Republic; Zabokrtsky, Jenik and Pavlicek Czech village histories; Zabokrtsky family research and history; Jenik family research and history; Pavlicek family research and history; my 1993 and 1995 visits with families in the Czech Republic; the Czech land and its people.  The major portion of the book contains Czech church birth and marriage records and obituaries for the first generation Americans.  Also includes  a seven generation history of the Zabokrtsky family in Slemeno, Bohemia from the book Pod Ochranou Ceskobratrske Borovice, Slemeno, 1948.   Includes families in: Czech Republic, East Central Iowa, Southeast Iowa, Northeast Kansas, Southeast Nebraska, Nebraska Panhandle, Northeast Colorado, Denver Colorado area, Southeast South Dakota, Southwest Minnesota, Wyoming.

2.  Zabokrtsky Family In Kansas and Nebraska 1870-1980, June 2000.  A one hundred twenty-eight page spiral bound collection of newspaper articles from various local newspapers and the 2000 Zabokrtsky Family Reunion mailing list.  Includes families in: Northeast Kansas and Southeast Nebraska.

3.  Zabokrtsky Family Tree, July 2002, May 2004, Revised June 2012.  A one hundred seventy-six page, stapled, notebook three hole punched, listingg known members of the Zabokrtsky family descendants from 1606 through 20012 in the Czech Republic and the United States.  Most entries contain birth, marriage and death dates and death locations
and cemetery.   Includes Families in: Czech Republic, East Central Iowa, Southeast Iowa, Northeast Kansas, Southeast Nebraska, Southeast South Dakota, Southwest Minnesota and Denver Colorado area. $15.00

4.  Zabokrtsky Biographies and Obituaries, July 2002. A ninety-six page spiral bound book with information from 1606 through 2002.  It also contains the 2002 Zabokrtsky Family Reunion mailing list.Includes families in:  Czech Republic, East Central Iowa, Southeast Iowa, Northeast Kansas, Southeast Nebraska, Nebraska Panhandle, Northeast Colorado, Denver, Colorado area, Wyoming, Southeast South Dakota and Southwest Minnesota.

5.  Zabokrtsky and Jenik Family Records, May 2004.  A ninety-six page spiral bound collection of census records (1651-1930), land transactions, homestead records, plat books, directories, naturalization papers, passenger ship records, marriage licenses, school information, church information, cemetery information, and social security death records.  Includes families in: Czech Republic, East Central Iowa, Southeast Iowa, Northeast Kansas, Southeast Nebraska, Nebraska Panhandle, Northeast Colorado, Denver Colorado area, Wyoming, Southeast South Dakota and Southwest Minnesota.

6.  Jenik Family Tree, May 2006, Revised May 2012.  A eighty page stapled, notebook three hole punched  book listing known members of the Jenik family descendants from the late 1700s through 1875 in the Czech Republic and from 1875 through 2012 in the United States.  Most entries contain birth, marriage and death dates and death locations,
and cemetery.   Includes families in: Czech Republic, Northeastern Kansas, Southeastern Nebraska, Nebraska Panhandle, Northeast Colorado, Wyoming.

7.  Zabokrtsky and Jenik Family Records, Vol. 2, May 2006.  A collection of obituaries, cemetery records, funeral home records, census records, church records, school records, land records, naturalization records, newspaper articles, marriage records and my 2004 visit with families in the Czech Republic.  Brief research on the Zalesky, Ludvicek and Shimerda families in the Czech Republic.  This book is a continuation of books 4 and 5 described above. The information is not duplicated from book to book.  Includes families in: Czech Republic, East Central Iowa, Southeast Iowa, Northeast Kansas, Southeast Nebraska, Nebraska Panhandle, Northeast Colorado, Denver Colorado area, Wyoming, Southeast South Dakota and Southwest Minnesota. The information in records books are  not in chronological order. Information is included as I find it. Book 5 may have earlier dated information than book 1.

8.  Zabokrtsky and Jenik Family Records, Vol. 3, July 2008.   Brief history of Bohemia, Immigration and Czechs in America, Enosdale community 1930s, life on a farm 1930s-1940s, school memories 1940s, Zabokrtsky and Jenik genealogy research, two brief stories of Zabokrtsky families during World War II and Communism, genealogist’s research in Czech Republic 2008, three more Zabokrtsky families - are we related?, obituaries, Zabokrtsky Family Reunion 1983-2000, Zabokrtsky Family Reunion Mailing List For 2008.  Information is relative to families living in Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Illinois and Colorado. 

9.  Growing Up in Washington County, Kansas - 1940s, January 2010, 37 pages, surname index.  Communities of Enosdale, Diamond Center, Morrowville, Linn and Hollenberg.  One room schools of Diamond Center, Plainview and Liberty.  Thirty seven pages with surname index.  Farm and small town community life, friendship circle club and quilts.

10.  Zabokrtsky: Louis & Ruby’s Family Album.  November 2008.  26 pages, no surname index.  Brief family history.  Family tree outline of Louis and Ruby’s family.  Ancestor relationship chart.  Photos’ of six generations.

11.  Zabokrtsky: Louis & Ruby’s Family Album, Book 2, April 2009.  37 pages, surname index.  Family tree outline of Louis & Ruby’s family.
Photos of Zabokrtsky Family Reunion, Washington, Kansas 1983, photos of Ruby’s Surprise 70th Birthday Party and Zabokrtsky family photos 1986-1987, Growing Up In The Enosdale Community - 1940s and Growing Up On The Robbins’ Farm - 1940s - Washington County, Kansas.

12.  Zabokrtsky: Louis & Ruby’s Family Album, Book 3, December 2009. 42 pages, no surname index.  Family tree outline of Louis & Ruby’s family.  Group photos of family members.  Group pictures of each child’s family and of each grandchild’s family.

13.  Zabokrtsky: Louis & Ruby’s Family Album, Book 4, April 2010.  129 pages with surname index.  Family tree outline of Louis & Ruby’s family.  Photos of six generations from Ruby’s photo album # 1.

14.  Zabokrtsky Family Album, Book 5, July 2010.  124 pages.  Surname index.  Includes photos of Z family members in the Czech Republic and the USA.  Photos of Louis & Ruby’s family, first, second and third cousins.

15.  A Chronicle of the farm clan Zabokrtsky from Slemeno, Native of Zabokrky, Starts in 1540, by Vaclav Novak, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia, 1952.  75 pages. Handwritten chronicle translated by Pavla Brynda, Illinois, USA, 2010.  Eleven generation Czech family tree outline, background information and surname index, 22 pages by Gary Mitchel Zabokrtsky, July 2010.

16.  Zabokrtsky and Jenik Family Records, Book 4, July 1010.  Surname index.  40 pages. Information of Z family in World War One Czech Legions and the Trans-Siberian Railroad; Zabokrtsky as a World War Two German prisoner of war; transferring Z property to Communist farming cooperative in 1950s; Grandma Zabokrtsky’s friendship quilt; Frantisek Z from Vamberk, Bohemia to Chicago, Illinois in 1903; Z family reunions in 100, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008; Ruby Z’s birthday party 2002; obituaries.  Continuation of books numbered 4, 5, 7, & 8 listed above.

17.  Zabokrtsky Family Life, Steele City, Jefferson County, Nebraska, 1949-1950s, January 2011.  A continuation of book 9 above.  38 pages with surname index.  Introduction, Dedication, Our House, The Farm, Steele City school, Steele City village, Our Home Town.  Z family farm life, small town community life, school life.

18.  Zabokrtsky: Louis & Ruby’s Photo Album Book 6, From Ruby’s Album #2, January 2011. 89 pages.  Introduction, dedication, six page Louis & Ruby Z descendants outline, photos of Louis & Ruby’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren, surname index.

19.  Zabokrtsky Family Memories, Steele City, Jefferson County, Nebraska 1960s and 1970s, November 2011.  A continuation of book 17 above.  84 pages with surname index, stapled, three hole notebook punched.  Includes accounts of family life, small town life, school activities, 4-H and horse show activities. Louis & Ruby Zabokrtsky Family Tree outline.

20.  Zabokrtsky and Jenik Family Records, Book 5, July 2012.  Stapled,notebook three hole punch.   Surname index.  40+ pages.  Includes human interest stories, obituaries and a homestead record.  Related to families in East Central Iowa, Southeast Iowa, Northeast Kansas, Southeast Nebraska, Nebraska Panhandle, Northeast Colorado, Denver Colorado area, Wyoming, Southeast South Dakota and Southwest Minnesota.

 
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