Petersburg, Nebraska

This is OUR community!

We are a community improvement award winner located near the picturesque Beaver Valley. Also the site of the Logan Fontenelle Monument where the famous Omaha Indian Chief, Logan Fontenelle (White Horse), was killed in 1855. We have two public parks and are the home of the annual Nebraska State Antique Tractor and Horse Plowing Bee and the Rae Valley Old Threshers Reunion in August.


Petersburg History Book, Volume II.

In the summer of 2012, we celebrated our 125th year as a community and we have compiled another history book of Petersburg and the area:  Closter, Raeville and Loretto.

The book celebrates our pride in family, business past and present, organization, celebrations, churches and schools.  It covers our military service and social highlights of the past century and more.

The attractive book has a maroon hardcover, fully family name indexed, large 9x12 sizes, with archival quality pages, having beautiful gold imprinted hand tooled dye work lettering and designs on the face and the cover spine.  The Q-125 logo adorns the cover.  All print and pictures are black and white.  The 480 page book is about the families and topical history of the area, Petersburg and our neighboring communities, whose friendship we have cherished through the years.  It includes 859 photos, 400 family stories and 275 pages of very interesting topical stories.  “Heritage of Petersburg, Volume II” is sure to be a keepsake that your family will treasure for generations.

The price is $65 and if you want the book shipped, add another $7 for mailing – or $72.  Sales of this special book are brisk.  Get your copy while they are still available. Purchase your book or books now for birthdays or Christmas.

Published as a Community Service by the History Book Committee:  Kathy, Helen, Harry and Bernie and the local Community Club.

Mail to:
      Bernie Cunningham
      PO Box 13
      Petersburg, NE 68652
      (402) 386-5368 or