Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA


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Omaha is the largest city in the state of Nebraska, United States, and is the county seat of Douglas County. It is located in the Midwestern United States on the Missouri River, about 10 miles (16 km) north of the mouth of the Platte River. Omaha is the anchor of the Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area, which includes Council Bluffs, Iowa, across the Missouri River from Omaha. According to the 2010 census, Omaha's population was 408,958, making it the nation's 42nd-largest city. According to the 2013 Population Estimates, Omaha's population was 434,353. Including its suburbs, Omaha formed the 60th-largest metropolitan area in the United States in 2013 with an estimated population of 895,151 residing in eight counties. The Omaha-Council Bluffs-Fremont, NE-IA Combined Statistical Area is 931,666, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2013 estimate. There are nearly 1.3 million residents within a 50-mile (80-km) radius of the city's center, forming the Greater Omaha area.
Omaha's pioneer period began in 1854 when the city was founded by speculators from neighboring Council Bluffs, Iowa. The city was founded along the Missouri River, and a crossing called Lone Tree Ferry earned the city its nickname, the "Gateway to the West." It introduced this new West to the world when in 1898 it played host to the World's Fair, dubbed the Trans-Mississippi Exposition. During the 19th century, Omaha's central location in the United States spurred the city to become an important national transportation hub. Throughout the rest of the 19th century, the transportation and jobbing sectors were important in the city, along with its railroads and breweries. In the 20th century, the Omaha Stockyards, once the world's largest, and its meatpacking plants, gained international prominence.
Today, Omaha is the home to the headquarters of five Fortune 500 companies: packaged-food giant ConAgra Foods; the U.S.'s largest railroad operator, Union Pacific Corporation; insurance and financial firm Mutual of Omaha; one of the world's largest construction companies, Kiewit Corporation; and mega-conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway. Berkshire Hathaway is headed by local investor Warren Buffett, one of the richest people in the world, according to a decade's worth of Forbes Magazine rankings, some of which have ranked him as high as No. 1. Omaha is also the home to five Fortune 1000 headquarters: TD Ameritrade, West Corporation, Valmont Industries, Green Plains Renewable Energy and Werner Enterprises. First National Bank of Omaha is the largest privately held bank in the United States. Headquarters for Leo A Daly, HDR, Inc. and DLR Group, three of the US's largest 10 architecture/engineering firms, are based in Omaha. The Gallup Organization, of Gallup Poll fame, also is based in Omaha, with its riverfront Gallup University. Enron began in Omaha as Northern Natural Gas in 1930 before taking over a smaller Houston company in 1985 to form InterNorth, which was moved permanently to Houston in 1987 by the notorious Kenneth Lay.
The modern economy of Omaha is diverse and built on skilled knowledge jobs. In 2009, Forbes identified Omaha as the nation's number one "Best Bang-For-The Buck City" and number one on "America's Fastest-Recovering Cities" list. Tourism in Omaha benefits the city's economy greatly, with the annual College World Series providing important revenue and the city's Henry Doorly Zoo serving as the top attraction in Nebraska. Omaha hosted the U.S. Olympic swim trials in 2008, 2012, and will host the event again in 2016.
Notable modern Omaha inventions include the TV dinner, developed by Omaha's then-Carl Swanson Co.; Raisin Bran, developed by Omaha's Skinner Macaroni Co.; cake mix, developed by Duncan Hines, then a division of Omaha's Nebraska Consolidated Mills, the forerunner to today's ConAgra Foods; Butter Brickle Ice Cream and the Reuben sandwich, conceived by a chef at the then-Blackstone Hotel on 33rd and Farnam Streets; center-pivot irrigation by Omaha's now-Valmont Corporation; the bobby pin and the "pink hair curler," at Omaha's Tip Top; the ski lift, in 1936, by Omaha's Union Pacific Corp; the "Top 40" radio format, pioneered by Todd Storz, scion of Omaha's Storz Brewing Co., and head of Storz Broadcasting, which was the first in the U.S. to use the "Top 40" format at Omaha's KOWH Radio. A character in a Rudyard Kipling essay claimed "dice were invented in Omaha, and the man who invented 'em, he made a colossal fortune."
A historic preservation movement in Omaha has led to a number of historic structures and districts being designated Omaha Landmarks or listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Much of the push toward preservation came after Omaha gained the notorious designation of having, in 1989, demolished the largest-ever National Register historic district in the United States, a record that still stands as of 2013. The Jobbers Canyon Historic District, along the Missouri River, was felled for a new headquarters campus for ConAgra Foods, a company which threatened to relocate if Omaha did not allow them to raze the city's historic district. The Jobber's Canyon warehouses had before then been allowed to deteriorate and were the scene of several fires set by the homeless population that had come to live in the abandoned buildings. At the time, there were no plans in place for revitalizing the buildings.
Since its founding, ethnic groups in the city have clustered in enclaves in north, south and downtown Omaha. In its early days, the sometimes lawless nature of a new frontier city included crime, such as illicit gambling and riots.
Today, the diverse culture of Omaha includes a variety of performance venues, museums, and musical heritage, including the historically significant jazz scene in North Omaha and the modern and influential "Omaha Sound".
Sports have been important in Omaha for more than a century, and the city currently plays host to three minor-league professional sports teams. It is perhaps more known as the home of the College World Series, to which it has played host since 1950. The Kings, an NBA franchise, called Omaha and Kansas City home from 1972 to 1978. The Kansas City-Omaha Kings split their time between the two cities, playing at Kansas City's Municipal Auditorium and the Omaha Civic Auditorium, before decamping solely to Kansas City until 1985, when the team moved to its current home of Sacramento.
Various Native American tribes had lived in the land that became Omaha, including since the 17th century, the Omaha and Ponca, Dhegian-Siouan-language people who had originated in the lower Ohio River valley and migrated west by the early 17th century; Pawnee, Otoe, Missouri, and Ioway. The word Omaha (actually Umoho or Umaha) means "Dwellers on the bluff".
In 1804 the Lewis and Clark Expedition passed by the riverbanks where the city of Omaha would be built. Between July 30 and August 3, 1804, members of the expedition, including Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, met with Oto and Missouria tribal leaders at the Council Bluff at a point about 20 miles (30 km) north of present-day Omaha. Immediately south of that area, Americans built several fur trading outposts in succeeding years, including Fort Lisa in 1812; Fort Atkinson in 1819; Cabanné's Trading Post, built in 1822, and Fontenelle's Post in 1823, in what became Bellevue. There was fierce competition among fur traders until John Jacob Astor created the monopoly of the American Fur Company. The Mormons built a town called Cutler's Park in the area in 1846. While it was temporary, the settlement provided the basis for further development in the future.
Through 26 separate treaties with the United States federal government, Native American tribes in Nebraska gradually ceded the lands currently comprising the state. The treaty and cession involving the Omaha area occurred in 1854 when the Omaha Tribe ceded most of east-central Nebraska. Logan Fontenelle, an interpreter for the Omaha and signatory to the 1854 treaty, played an essential role in those proceedings.
Before it was legal to claim land in Indian Country, William D. Brown was operating the Lone Tree Ferry to bring settlers from Council Bluffs, Iowa to the area that became Omaha. Brown is generally credited as having the first vision for a city where Omaha now sits. The passage of the Kansas–Nebraska Act in 1854 was presaged by the staking out of claims around the area to become Omaha by residents from neighboring Council Bluffs. On July 4, 1854, the city was informally established at a picnic on Capital Hill, current site of Omaha Central High School. Soon after, the Omaha Claim Club was formed to provide vigilante justice for claim jumpers and others who infringed on the land of many of the city's founding fathers. Some of this land, which now wraps around Downtown Omaha, was later used to entice Nebraska Territorial legislators to an area called Scriptown. The Territorial capitol was located in Omaha, but when Nebraska became a state in 1867, the capital was relocated to Lincoln, 53 miles (85 km) south-west of Omaha. The U.S. Supreme Court later ruled against numerous landowners whose violent actions were condemned in Baker v. Morton.
Many of Omaha's founding figures stayed at the Douglas House or the Cozzens House Hotel. Dodge Street was important early in the city's early commercial history; North 24th Street and South 24th Street developed independently as business districts, as well. Early pioneers were buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery and Cedar Hill Cemetery. Cedar Hill closed in the 1860s and its graves were moved to Prospect Hill, where pioneers were later joined by soldiers from Fort Omaha, African Americans and early European immigrants. There are several other historical cemeteries in Omaha, historical Jewish synagogues and historical Christian churches dating from the pioneer era, as well.
The economy of Omaha boomed and busted through its early years. Omaha was a stopping point for settlers and prospectors heading west, either overland or via the Missouri River. The steamboat Bertrand sank north of Omaha on its way to the goldfields in 1865. Its massive collection of artifacts is on display at the nearby Desoto National Wildlife Refuge. The jobbing and wholesaling district brought new jobs, followed by the railroads and the stockyards. Groundbreaking for the First Transcontinental Railroad in 1863, provided an essential developmental boom for the city. The Union Pacific Railroad was authorized by the U.S. Congress to begin building westward railways in 1862; in January 1866 it commenced construction out of Omaha.
Equally as important, the Union Stockyards were founded in 1883. Within twenty years of the founding of the Union Stockyards in South Omaha, four of the five major meatpacking companies in the United States were located in Omaha. By the 1950s, half the city's workforce was employed in meatpacking and processing. Meatpacking, jobbing and railroads were responsible for most of the growth in the city from the late 19th century through the early decades of the 20th century.
Immigrants soon created ethnic enclaves throughout the city, including Irish in Sheelytown in South Omaha; Germans in the Near North Side, joined by the European Jews and black migrants from the South; Little Italy and Little Bohemia in South Omaha. Beginning in the late 19th century, Omaha's upper class lived in posh enclaves throughout the city, including the south and north Gold Coast neighborhoods, Bemis Park, Kountze Place, Field Club and throughout Midtown Omaha. They traveled the city's sprawling park system on boulevards designed by renowned landscape architect Horace Cleveland. The Omaha Horse Railway first carried passengers throughout the city, as did the later Omaha Cable Tramway Company and several similar companies. In 1888, the Omaha and Council Bluffs Railway and Bridge Company built the Douglas Street Bridge, the first pedestrian and wagon bridge between Omaha and Council Bluffs. Gambling, drinking and prostitution were widespread in the 19th century, first rampant in the city's Burnt District and later in the Sporting District. Controlled by Omaha's political boss Tom Dennison by 1890, criminal elements enjoyed support from Omaha's "perpetual" mayor, "Cowboy Jim" Dahlman, nicknamed for his eight terms as mayor. Calamities such as the Great Flood of 1881 did not slow down the city's violence. In 1882, the Camp Dump Strike pitted state militia against unionized strikers, drawing national attention to Omaha's labor troubles. The Governor of Nebraska had to call in U.S. Army troops from nearby Fort Omaha to protect strikebreakers for the Burlington Railroad, bringing along Gatling guns and a cannon for defense. When the event ended, one man was dead and several were wounded. In 1891, a mob hanged Joe Coe, an African-American porter after he was accused of raping a white girl. There were several other riots and civil unrest events in Omaha during this period as well.
In 1898, Omaha's leaders, under the guidance of Gurdon Wattles, held the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition, touted as a celebration of agricultural and industrial growth throughout the Midwest. The Indian Congress, which drew more than 500 American Indians from across the country, was held simultaneously. More than 2 million visitors attended these events, located at Kountze Park and the Omaha Driving Park in the Kountze Place neighborhood.


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   Nachname, Taufnamen    Geburt    Personen-Kennung 
1 Bauer, Leslie John Sr.  22 Sep 1900Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I12344
2 Blazek, Frances  26 Okt 1920Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I91164
3 Carter, Mary Lou  10 Jun 1927Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I8797
4 Cook, Addison Benjamin  20 Feb 1925Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I186666
5 Cook, Jean Elizabeth  17 Feb 1920Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I186645
6 Digilio, Pamela Cecelia  8 Mai 1956Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I12740
7 Digilio, Samuel Peter  31 Aug 1957Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I12741
8 Digilio, Tony  15 Jan 1910Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I12739
9 Epp, Kailey Mae  1 Jun 2001Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I36552
10 Fraco, Santa Marie  20 Feb 1935Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I12790
11 Freeland, Shelli Louise  29 Mrz 1962Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I36050
12 Frohardt, Roger  27 Feb 1922Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I165381
13 Hahn, Charlotte Evelyn  17 Mrz 1911Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I12620
14 Hahn, Helene Esther  18 Jul 1908Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I12619
15 Hahn, Luella Elizabeth  13 Feb 1900Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I12616
16 Hahn, Raymond William  1 Mai 1904Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I12618
17 Karnatz, Louis Charles  22 Jun 1892Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I106731
18 Kelley, Meridythe Lou  15 Jun 1931Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I158547
19 Larson, Gilbert Dale  22 Nov 1908Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I158556
20 Micek, Edward Joseph  29 Apr 1928Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I12791
21 Miller, Ervin L.  11 Apr 1926Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I12765
22 Montgomery, Florence Ellen  7 Aug 1920Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I94400
23 Nuss, Richard Ross  15 Mrz 1930Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I129648
24 Othmer, Marian R.  10 Aug 1909Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I105962
25 Perdersen, Lois  22 Jan 1939Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I32899
26 Rose, Donald L.  25 Dez 1929Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I34165
27 Smith, Elaine  27 Aug 1932Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I35033
28 Toman, Barbara Ann  19 Aug 1935Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I33800
29 Ulrich, Edward Duane  26 Nov 1937Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I148769
30 Ulrich, Jerome Edward  13 Okt 1933Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I148764
31 Whitton, Kenneth  17 Jun 1902Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I35727


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1 Bachman, Leon  28 Nov 2000Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I30800
2 Bachmann, Benjamin  11 Feb 1974Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I149598
3 Bachmann, Elmer  15 Sep 1948Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I12779
4 Bachmann, Konrad  20 Sep 1948Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I4020
5 Bettcher, Jesaias  9 Apr 1957Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I35139
6 Blakkolb, Martha Marie  27 Apr 1970Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I35365
7 Blazek, Frances  2003Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I91164
8 Boschee, Christine  25 Okt 1990Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I117800
9 Call, Murel Dewey  1 Jul 1972Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I11944
10 Carlson, Ann Gertrude  9 Jul 2000Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I92947
11 Cook, Addison Benjamin  23 Jun 1954Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I186643
12 Digilio, Pamela Cecelia  21 Mai 1956Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I12740
13 Digilio, Samuel Peter  3 Okt 1986Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I12741
14 Ellyett, James William Jr.  17 Jan 1997Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I129237
15 Epp, Kailey Mae  1 Jun 2003Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I36552
16 Frazier, David Lee  18 Jan 2002Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I36882
17 Freeland, Rolland Leroy  28 Okt 1999Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I11880
18 Freeland, Shelli Louise  30 Mrz 1962Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I36050
19 Freeland, Shirley Mae  14 Jul 1983Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I11886
20 Fuehrer, Henry Jr.  30 Jan 1990Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I163598
21 Gier, George Rubin  30 Apr 1910Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I213317
22 Glause, Charles William  11 Jun 1951Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I29205
23 Griess, Katharina L.  14 Mrz 2011Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I4304
24 Gruber, Eugene E.  26 Feb 1959Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I36156
25 Harr, Heinrich Gerhard  30 Jan 1925Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I88969
26 Hoskins, Barbara Jean  28 Sep 2009Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I106677
27 Hoskins, Shirleen Kay  29 Apr 1979Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I106686
28 Janssen, Margaret M.  14 Mrz 2002Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I160855
29 Jensen, Lars P.  11 Dez 1969Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I159202
30 Karnatz, Ethel Edna Mae  14 Mrz 1999Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I106739
31 Kockrow, Grayce Violet  10 Okt 1994Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I158555
32 Kockrow, Verna M.  Apr 1984Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I158540
33 Kolar, Leon Iver  7 Jun 1992Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I35996
34 Kolar, Steve L.  10 Mai 1984Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I35997
35 Korb, Heinrich G.  1 Apr 1920Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I16792
36 Kuhl, Lloyd Herbert Arthur  24 Feb 1997Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I35202
37 Larson, Gilbert Dale  14 Apr 1998Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I158556
38 Lindgren, Eileen Virginia  5 Feb 1998Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I106742
39 Litsey, Dora Alice  26 Mrz 1970Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I159201
40 Matya, Cecilia F.  13 Dez 2008Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I160699
41 Miller, Julius Martin  1 Dez 1942Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I37398
42 Montgomery, Florence Ellen  12 Jun 1993Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I94400
43 Morris, John Dwight  18 Apr 1985Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I105946
44 Nelson, Marion Edith  14 Jun 1978Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I94597
45 Nicolaus, Gertrude C.  2 Okt 1961Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I35131
46 Ochsner, Elmer  Datum unbekanntOmaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I14793
47 Osten, Gordon  26 Apr 2015Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I160785
48 Oxner, William Herman  9 Dez 1969Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I29226
49 Peterson, Victor E.  2 Nov 1933Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I163030
50 Pope, Kenneth William  1 Sep 1984Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I12730

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1 Vilhauer, Minnie Rebecca  Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA I110240


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   Familie    Verheiratet    Familien-Kennung 
1 Bachmann / Fraco  17 Jun 1972Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA F4543
2 Bangs / Kelley  2 Aug 1952Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA F52188
3 Bettcher / Jackson  25 Aug 1961Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA F11733
4 Bintz / Bettcher  25 Jan 1953Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA F11730
5 Cook / Taylor  26 Apr 1919Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA F62394
6 Cook / Weist  31 Dez 1938Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA F62413
7 Courtnage / Raisek  11 Jan 1946Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA F52450
8 Frank / Toman  3 Aug 1962Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA F11329
9 Gehring / Fittje  16 Feb 1947Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA F52950
10 Greiss / Klein  23 Mrz 1942Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA F30276
11 Holscher / Larshus  5 Jun 1948Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA F52870
12 Micek / Bachmann  8 Sep 1951Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA F4544
13 Perlenfein / Warnke  3 Dez 1928Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA F10483
14 Pope / Reisbeck  28 Okt 1915Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA F2758
15 Schaffnit / Ramsey  19 Jun 1912Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA F66097
16 Schmidt / Ulmer  11 Dez 1924Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA F11917
17 West / Perlenfein  5 Aug 1952Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA F10495
18 Whidden / Blakkolb  13 Jun 1935Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA F11807
19 Zimmerle / Blazek  28 Aug 1958Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA F28238