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Omaha Poor Farm: Wohlenberg, Kaiser

Omaha Poor Farm: Wohlenberg, Kaiser

Rhonda (View posts)
Posted: 21 Sep 2006 1:14PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 4 Jan 2007 12:13PM GMT
Surnames: Wohlenberg, Kaiser
I found mention that an ancestor in 1890
was in the Omaha Poor Farm. I have tried
to find out if there are any records left and
if there was a cemetery on that property.
I have wrote the Genealogy Society of Douglas
County the Health Board but so far no luck.
Can anyone help me with this?

Thank You

suggest: Douglas County Historical Society

Nancy Mancuso (View posts)
Posted: 22 Sep 2006 7:29PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 23 Sep 2006 2:12PM GMT
See if the Douglas County Historical Society has through record.
5730 N. 30 St, #11A
Omaha, NE 68111-1657
LIBRARY/ARCHIVES CENTER:
Phone: 402-451-1013
Fax: 402-453-9448

Nancy

Omaha Poor Farm renamed Forrest Lawn Cemetery

Posted: 31 Dec 2006 3:03PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 1 Jan 2007 10:38AM GMT
Re: Omaha Poor Farm was renamed to Forrest Lawn Cemetery, you might want to contact them.

Omaha Poor Farm, another question

Posted: 31 Dec 2006 7:16PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 1 Jan 2007 10:40AM GMT
Do you know when the name of the Omaha Poor Farm was changed to Forrest Lawn Cemetery? Did it continue to be a poor farm even though they changed the name?

Thanks, Carole

Re: Omaha Poor Farm

Posted: 1 Jan 2007 4:27AM GMT
Classification: Query
I am in Omaha, and am familiar with Forest Lawn Cemetery, if that was called The Poor Farm Earlier, I don't think it is because everybody was poor. That place is beautiful, and has tons of hugh monuments, rolling hills, and tons of trees. The old name really surprises me.

Omaha Poor Farm or Potters Field Cem. 1887-1957

Posted: 1 Jan 2007 5:06AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 1 Jan 2007 10:42AM GMT
I googled "Poor farm" Omaha Nebraska and came up with an article in the
Metropolitan on Potters Field and Forest Lawn Cemetery. It was used from 1887
until 1957. Very interesting article to read.

Maybe this will help.

Vicki

Potter's Field and Forest Lawn Cem.

Posted: 2 Jun 2010 6:28AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 18 Jun 2010 12:02PM GMT
Forest Lawn is really beautiful. I don't know the history of it, but there is a 'Potter's' Field just on the street east of the entrance to Forest Lawn.

Potter's Field transferred from Douglas County to City of Omaha 2005

Posted: 2 Jun 2010 9:59AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 18 Jun 2010 12:04PM GMT
I was incorrect on an earlier post about Potters Field/Forest Lawn, perhaps this will help:
"Ownership of Potter’s Field was transferred from Douglas County to the City of Omaha in 2005, however, my County office still retains the original burial records while we wait for the city to formally accept them under a transfer of records agreement. You’re e-mail didn’t mention a particular name. Is there someone in particular that you’re interested in? You can contact me by phone at (402)444-7747.

Norm Hanson
Douglas County Environmental Services"

I have not used this phone number in awhile. Good Luck. Don

Re: Omaha Poor Farm: Hans Wohlenberg (~1841-1890s)

Posted: 2 Jun 2010 2:08PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 18 Jun 2010 12:07PM GMT
Surnames: Wohlenberg
Awesome! My relatives name was Hans Wohlenberg.
He was in the Omaha Poor Farm after a head injury.
I did find a Omaha directory of 1889-1890 as being
a inmate there. I have not had access to any
other directories to verify how long he was there.
He was born about 1841 in Germany. Thank you so
much for taking the time to look for me..

Rhonda

Potter's Field, Omaha Poor Farm: Original burial records contact

Posted: 17 Jun 2010 10:21PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 18 Jun 2010 11:57AM GMT
Perhaps this will help:
"Ownership of Potter’s Field was transferred from Douglas County to the City of Omaha in 2005, however, my County office still retains the original burial records while we wait for the city to formally accept them under a transfer of records agreement. You’re e-mail didn’t mention a particular name. Is there someone in particular that you’re interested in? You can contact me by phone at (402)444-7747.
Norm Hanson
Douglas County Environmental Services"

Good Luck. Don
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