David Webbert (1830-1893), Architect

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Kearney, Nebraska, 1886-1887

David Webbert was born on October 6, 1830 to Elizabeth and Henry Webbert in Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania. He married Mary Ann Arnold in Dayton, Ohio in July of 1858. They had four sons (David, Reuben, Benjamin, Henry), and four daughters (Emma May, Erea May, Lillian Ann, and Henrietta), two of which died in infancy. In 1864, Webbert served as Private for the state of Ohio during the Civil War. Webbert moved his family to Kearney, Nebraska by 1871, and lived there until his death on July 24, 1893.[3][4]

This page is a contribution to the publication, Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. See the format and contents page for more information on the compilation and page organization.

Compiled Nebraska Directory Listings

Kearney, Nebraska, 1886-1887

Educational & Professional Associations

1864: private, Company G, Ohio 131st Infantry Regiment, May 1864, U.S. Civil War [3]

1870: carpenter, Dayton, Ohio.[2]

1871-1891: carpenter, Kearney, Nebraska.[a]

1880: laborer, Kearney, Nebraska.[1]

Buildings & Projects


a. Last Kearney directory listing, 1891. No Kearney directories, 1892-1908.

b. Not found in federal census data for the U.S. in 1900.


1. 1880 United States Census, s.v. “David Webbert,” Kearney, Buffalo County, Nebraska, accessed through HeritageQuestOnline.com.

2. 1870 United States Census, s.v. “David Webbert,” Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, accessed through HeritageQuestOnline.com.

3. "David Webbert" Hollowak Family Tree, Ancestry.com Accessed February 21, 2018 via https://www.ancestrylibrary.com/family-tree/person/tree/47046454/person/7024731754/facts

4. "David Webbert" FindaGrave.com Accessed February 21, 2018 via https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/52718718/web

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “David Webbert (1830-1893), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, February 21, 2018. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, September 29, 2023.

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