Central City, Merrick County, Nebraska, USA



 


Notizen: Wikipedia 2015:
Central City is a city in Merrick County, Nebraska, United States. It is part of the Grand Island, Nebraska Micropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 2,934 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Merrick County.
History:
The inhabitants just prior to the establishment of Lone Tree (Central City) were the Pawnee. In the late 1700s, the Chaui had a village on the current location of Central City. An account that an old Chaui man gave to Major Frank North in 1875 about a battle that took place between two divisions of the Pawnee (the Chaui, Pitahauerit, and Kitkehahki, jointly known as the Southern Pawnee, on one side; and the Skidi on the other) in the late 1700s illustrates the political complexities of the early inhabitants of what would come to be Central City.
There had been considerable rivalry between the Chaui and the Skidi, which eventually led to an unprovoked attack by the Skidi on a group of Chaui hunting buffalo. It was estimated that 200 Chaui were killed. All were men from the Chaui village, which was near Lone Tree and where Central City is now located. The surviving Chaui returned to their village (this was thought to have occurred during winter). The Chaui did not believe they were strong enough to attack the Skidi, so they held councils with two other Southern Pawnee bands and told them what happened. The Pitahauerit and Kitkehahki decided to help the Chaui against the Skidi.
The men of the three villages crossed the Platte River and made a night march to the Skidi village. Some of the men dressed as buffaloes in order to entice the Skidi out of their village to hunt buffalo. The rest of the men hid along the river and behind the ridge of sandhills next to the river. The Skidi charged between the men hiding along the river and behind the sandhill ridge thinking that they were chasing buffalo; the Southern Pawnees attacked them there.
All of the Skidi men who had not gone out to hunt the buffaloes came out of the village and joined buffalo hunters who had initially escaped, preparing to make a last stand. Grinnell's Chaui informant estimated that more than 400 Skidi men were killed. The Chaui and the Pitahauerat wanted to exterminate the Skidi, but the Kitkehaki disagreed, arguing that the Skidi were the same people as they and should not be eradicated. The three bands argued for some time, but the Kitkehaki won the argument. They told the Skidi that they wanted to talk and Skidi subsequently agreed to their terms. The Southern Pawnees took much of the Skidi property, including many horses. Many of the Skidi women were forced to marry into the other villages to establish family ties among villages of Pawnee.
The first pioneers passed by what would eventually become Central City on the Mormon Trail in 1847 and later on the Oregon Trail and the California Trail. This location was close to a huge cottonwood tree, called Lone Tree, that the pioneers used on these trails as a landmark. In 1858, the Nebraska Territorial Legislature establish Merrick county named after Elvira Merrick, the wife of a Dodge County Nebraska Territorial legislator who introduced the bill creating Merrick County. A yet to be established county seat was called "Elvira" and was said to be located under Lone Tree.
It was not until 1866 that an actual county seat was created near the mythical location of Elvira and renamed "Lone Tree." It was established as the Union Pacific Railroad was laying tracks through Merrick County. In 1868, J.H.Berryman built the first substantial building, which functioned as a general store, hotel, bar, court house, revival meeting hall, and his home. The first courthouse was built in 1871 and was replaced by the current court house in 1912.
In 1875 a petition was presented to the Merrick County Court requesting a name change for Lone Tree to "Central City". Proponents of change argued that the name "Lone Tree", gave the impression that the area was desolate and the inhabitants were poor and uncivilized, which would not bring in new settlers and thereby limit the growth of the area. Opponents to change countered that "Lone Tree" portrayed a "beautiful spot and is a name dear to the pioneers." The proponents of change won out and on July 1, 1875, the name was officially changed to from "Lone Tree" to "Central City." Central City was meant to designate the city's key location within the state's agricultural belt.
By the 1880s, Central City was a "boom" town after the arrival of a second railroad, the Burlington & Missouri River. During this time of peak growth, three banks were built, in addition to a hardware store, a roller mill, two newspapers, three lumberyards, a cracker factory, a cigar factory, a new brick school, nine churches, and a college. The college was Nebraska Central College, which opened in 1885 as a Methodist college and the first high school were built.
The first newspaper in Central City was The Merrick County News, which published its first addition on March 21, 1872. A second news paper, the Sentinel, a "railroad" paper, started on April 10, 1873, but only lasted a short time. In 1874, The Merrick County News became the Courier. In 1880, the Merrick County Item was first published, but only lasted until 1881. In 1882, the Nonpareil opened and Central City again had two newspapers.
By the 1890s, economic growth had slowed. In 1890, the Courier closed and Nebraska Central College closed in 1891. A flood washed out both the Union Pacific and Burlington railroad tracks. By the mid-1890s, economic conditions were improving. Two new newspapers opened: the Record in 1895 (which would close in 1908) and Republican in 1896 (which would merge with the Nonpareil to form the current Republican-Nonpareil in 1953). The Society of Friends (Quakers) reopened Nebraska Central College in 1899.
The early 1900s saw the construction of a new courthouse (1911–1913), the historic Martha Elllen Auditorium (1916, earlier an opera house), and a new high school. Economic growth was aided in the 1920s by the opening of a branch of Omaha Cold Storage in 1927, allowing farmers to sell their poultry and eggs locally at better prices. Perhaps the most notable citizen of Central City, Wright Morris, lived here from 1910 to 1919.

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Geburt

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   Nachname, Taufnamen    Geburt    Personen-Kennung 
1 Brandes, Harold M.  Jan 1916Central City, Merrick County, Nebraska, USA I36975
2 Brannan, Melvin Eugene  5 Jun 1920Central City, Merrick County, Nebraska, USA I14245
3 Dierks, Wanda L.  30 Jan 1942Central City, Merrick County, Nebraska, USA I163600
4 Glause, Bryan Lee  Jun 1971Central City, Merrick County, Nebraska, USA I14008
5 Gleason, Gerald Marvin  19 Jan 1930Central City, Merrick County, Nebraska, USA I36997
6 Needham, Frank  24 Aug 1884Central City, Merrick County, Nebraska, USA I12117
7 Peck, Evelyn Osee Jane  2 Sep 1908Central City, Merrick County, Nebraska, USA I36029
8 Riggs, Rhoda Louise  28 Feb 1923Central City, Merrick County, Nebraska, USA I36935
9 Ross, Florence Mildred  10 Apr 1905Central City, Merrick County, Nebraska, USA I5540
10 Traudt, Catherine Marie Grace  1 Mrz 1885Central City, Merrick County, Nebraska, USA I13706

Gestorben

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   Nachname, Taufnamen    Gestorben    Personen-Kennung 
1 Blauhorn, Elmer Earl  3 Feb 2001Central City, Merrick County, Nebraska, USA I14305
2 Blauhorn, Ervin W.  26 Dez 2001Central City, Merrick County, Nebraska, USA I14303
3 Blauhorn, Ida Augusta  29 Mai 1982Central City, Merrick County, Nebraska, USA I29204
4 Burbach, Adam  12 Dez 1960Central City, Merrick County, Nebraska, USA I13705
5 Burkhardt, Melvin Walter Sr.  5 Feb 2010Central City, Merrick County, Nebraska, USA I91840
6 Eckstrom, Charles  25 Feb 2002Central City, Merrick County, Nebraska, USA I13271
7 Freeland, Edward Charles  8 Jul 1973Central City, Merrick County, Nebraska, USA I35993
8 Freeland, Ella Myrtle  14 Feb 1996Central City, Merrick County, Nebraska, USA I11874
9 Freeland, Frank William Fredrick  13 Mai 1970Central City, Merrick County, Nebraska, USA I35988
10 Freeland, Fredrick Henry Sr.  28 Mai 1938Central City, Merrick County, Nebraska, USA I35985
11 Freeland, Fredrick Theodore Jr.  20 Mrz 1985Central City, Merrick County, Nebraska, USA I35995
12 Fuehrer, Charles Sidney  10 Feb 1999Central City, Merrick County, Nebraska, USA I26441
13 Glause, Minnie  13 Mai 1938Central City, Merrick County, Nebraska, USA I35986
14 Goerl, Larry Clifford  5 Nov 1989Central City, Merrick County, Nebraska, USA I37013
15 Keller, Doris Lucille  10 Dez 1994Central City, Merrick County, Nebraska, USA I158523
16 Klein, Hugo  16 Jun 1968Central City, Merrick County, Nebraska, USA I5454
17 Kozak, Frank Louie  Feb 1979Central City, Merrick County, Nebraska, USA I36020
18 Neumann, Ralph Carl  02 Mrz 1988Central City, Merrick County, Nebraska, USA I126012
19 Otto, Dora A.  22 Feb 1986Central City, Merrick County, Nebraska, USA I14236
20 Peck, Evelyn Osee Jane  9 Nov 1988Central City, Merrick County, Nebraska, USA I36029
21 Peck, Pearl Emeline  31 Jan 1994Central City, Merrick County, Nebraska, USA I36134
22 Rudolph, Carl R.  3 Mrz 1954Central City, Merrick County, Nebraska, USA I14116
23 Scharvin, Bonnie M.  27 Jan 1997Central City, Merrick County, Nebraska, USA I14354
24 Schaumleffel, Mary  26 Mrz 1940Central City, Merrick County, Nebraska, USA I29229
25 Schuett, Herbert J.  30 Sep 1998Central City, Merrick County, Nebraska, USA I36727
26 Suck, Albert John  26 Jul 1959Central City, Merrick County, Nebraska, USA I36951
27 Suck, Berniece Marjorie  16 Apr 2002Central City, Merrick County, Nebraska, USA I36957
28 Suck, Esther  6 Nov 1985Central City, Merrick County, Nebraska, USA I36954
29 Trautmann, Elizabeth  26 Jul 1963Central City, Merrick County, Nebraska, USA I5455
30 Vincent, Evelyn A.  13 Sep 2004Central City, Merrick County, Nebraska, USA I126031
31 Wegner, Albert August  5 Aug 1968Central City, Merrick County, Nebraska, USA I28551
32 Wegner, Darlene Ann  17 Dez 1990Central City, Merrick County, Nebraska, USA I28554
33 Zimmerle, Inez Opal  17 Dez 1989Central City, Merrick County, Nebraska, USA I126008
34 Zimmerle, Mona Helen  8 Mai 1984Central City, Merrick County, Nebraska, USA I126011
35 Zlomke, Mae Esther  21 Jun 2010Central City, Merrick County, Nebraska, USA I91836

Begraben

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   Nachname, Taufnamen    Begraben    Personen-Kennung 
1 Scharvin, Frank  9 Dez 1988Central City, Merrick County, Nebraska, USA I14342
2 Wegner, Warren  Central City, Merrick County, Nebraska, USA I36916

Verheiratet

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   Familie    Verheiratet    Familien-Kennung 
1 Anderson / Douthit  5 Feb 1921Central City, Merrick County, Nebraska, USA F10992
2 Deertz / Rudolf  20 Mai 1886Central City, Merrick County, Nebraska, USA F4322
3 Freeland / Peck  23 Dez 1926Central City, Merrick County, Nebraska, USA F12082
4 Freeland / Peck  31 Dez 1927Central City, Merrick County, Nebraska, USA F12041
5 Griess / Griess  14 Mai 1954Central City, Merrick County, Nebraska, USA F46682
6 Nuss / Ross  20 Feb 1929Central City, Merrick County, Nebraska, USA F1949
7 Oxner / Rudolph  1916Central City, Merrick County, Nebraska, USA F9913
8 Rudolf / Muchow  3 Jan 1887Central City, Merrick County, Nebraska, USA F9753
9 Rudolph / Schaumleffel  1 Mrz 1885Central City, Merrick County, Nebraska, USA F9914
10 Suck / Rudolf  1 Feb 1926Central City, Merrick County, Nebraska, USA F12356
11 Wadsworth / Rudolf  20 Mrz 1912Central City, Merrick County, Nebraska, USA F9733
12 Willhoft / Glause  24 Mrz 1906Central City, Merrick County, Nebraska, USA F12293