Frederick L. Burrell (ca. 1855- ), Architect
Frederick L. Burrell was born on April 26, 1855 in Boston, Massachusetts to parents Caroline Hunt and Joseph W. Burrell, the eldest of five children. He was educated in Alabama, and when he was sixteen years old, he began a preparatory class in civil engineering at Harvard, but due to illness he chose to abandon that course. He instead joined a corps of engineers and learned through field work. He came to Nebraska in 1882, and he was a partner in the Omaha firm Kenney, Simmons & Burrell, as well as the firm Andrews & Burrell.  Next, he worked as an engineer in Wahoo and Furnas County. He worked from his homestead and Cleveland, Ohio for several years. He worked as an engineer and was the deputy county surveyor in Cleveland. He also engaged in other work, such as work for railroads, stock yards, and a bank. He was superintendent of bridges and buildings and county surveyor for Dodge County, as well as the city engineer in Fremont  He was married to Nellie O. Barney in 1882, and they had two children, William and Gladys.  Burrell died on May 30, 1932.
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Compiled Nebraska Directory Listings
Fremont, Nebraska, 1888-1889
Educational & Professional Associations
ca. 1871: preparatory class, Harvard University 
ca. 1872-1876: corps of engineers, with Professor Henck 
ca. 1876-1878: engineer, Wahoo, Nebraska.
ca. 1878-1881: engineer, Furnas County, Nebraska.
1881-1885: deputy county surveyor, Cleveland, Ohio.
____-____: Kenney, Simmons & Burrell, Omaha, Nebraska.
1885: banking county, North Loup, Nebraska.
ca. 1885: civil engineer, Chicago northwestern Railway, Fremont, Nebraska.
1887: yard locator, Fremont Stock Yards Company, Fremont, Nebraska.
1887: Elkhorn Railroad Company, Elkhorn, Nebraska.
1888-1889: city engineer, Fremont, Nebraska.
1889-1893: Andrews & Burrell, Omaha, Nebraska.
1909-1910: Mayor, Fremont, Nebraska.
Buildings & Projects
Proposal for the Nebraska State Building (1892), Columbian Exhibition, Chicago. (not chosen)
1. 1900 United States Census, s.v. “Frederick L. Burrell,” Fremont, Dodge County, Nebraska, accessed through HeritageQuestOnline.com.
2. Illustrated Biographical Album of Northeast Nebraska, Cornell University Library (Philadelphia: National Publishing Company, Omaha: 1893), 168-169. Accessed May 10, 2018 via https://archive.org/stream/cu31924028873904/cu31924028873904_djvu.txt
3. "Frederick L. Burrell Dies" The Nebraska State Journal (Lincoln: May 31, 1932), 5.
4. American Historical Society, History of Dodge and Washington Counties: Nebraska and Their People vol. 1 (Bluss and Osterman, 1921), 224.
5. "The Nebraska State Building. Plans for a $15,000 Structure to Be Erected on the World's Fair Grounds," (Lincoln) Nebraska State Journal (January 20, 1892), 7.
D. Murphy & E. F. Zimmer, “Frederick L. Burrell (ca. 1855- ), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, November 27, 2022. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, November 28, 2022.
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