Cyrus W. Wheeler (1822-1899), Architect-Builder
C.W. Wheeler was born in Carlisle, Pennsylvania on October 15, 1822. He arrived in Brownville in 1856. He worked as County Judge for Nemaha County while also supplementing the town of Brownsville with his building-contractor work, as well as bridge-building.  He acquired patents on his innovative bridge designs in 1880.  He was married to Anna Wheeler and died on November 14, 1899. 
Compiled Nebraska Directory Listings
Educational & Professional Associations
1856-____: Cyrus W. Wheeler, Architect-Builder, Brownville, Nebraska.
1858-1862: County Judge, Nemaha County 
Buildings & Projects
Second Store Building (1856), Brownville, Nebraska. 
Presbyterian Church (1857), Brownville, Nebraska.
Brownville (now Marsh) House (1857), Brownville, Nebraska. 
Wheeler house (1858), Brownville, Nebraska.
House for I.T. White (1858), Brownville, Nebraska.
House owned by Dr. Eberly (1858), Brownville, Nebraska.
Hoadley House (1858), Brownville, Nebraska.
Building for Theo. Hill & Co. (1867), Brownville, Nebraska.
Triangular Truss Iron Bridge across Nemaha River (1874). 
1. “Triangular-Truss Bridge,” United State Patent Office, (March 29, 1880).
2. “Contract for Building Bridge Across the Nemaha River,” Nebraska Advertiser (January 22, 1874). Accessed through https://newspapers.com/image/73668033 on March 14, 2017.
3. A. T. Andreas, “C.W. Wheeler,” History of the State of Nebraska Vol. 2. (Chicago: The Western Historical Society Company, 1882).
4. “C.W. Wheeler, Architect and Builder,” Nebraska Advertiser (July 15, 1858). Accessed through https://newspapers.com/image/73678068. on March 14, 2017.
5. Nebraska Advertiser (February 7, 1867). Accessed through https://newspapers.com/image/765535353. on March 14, 2017.
6. Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
D. Murphy, “Cyrus W. Wheeler (1822-1899), Architect-Builder,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, March 16, 2017. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, November 29, 2023.
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