Nebraska Authors

C. D. Wilber

AKA: Charles Dana Wilber

Born 1830 Auburn, OH (USA)

Died 1891
Aurora, IL (USA)

Aurora, IL (USA)
Spring Lake Cemetery

Considered the founder of Wilber, NE, Charles Dana Wilber donated the land and platted the town in 1873. According to the Wilber Chamber of Commerce, "Professor C.D. Wilber was an author, educator, geologist and entrepreneur who helped pioneer the West."

Places Lived

Auburn, OH
Omaha, NE
Wilber, NE
Aurora, IL

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Pioneer Guidebooks; Nebraska - History


Graduate, 1856, Williams College, MA
Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree, 1880, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE


Museum Curator
Railroad "Advance Man"

Places Worked

Burlington Railroad
Hiram College, Ohio
Nebraska State Historical Society, Founding Director of the Board


Illinois Natural History Society


The Great Valleys and Prairies of Nebraska and the Northwest. 1881.
Agriculture Beyond the 100th Meridian or A Review of the U.S. Public Land Commission. (with Samual Aughey), 1880.

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