C. W. Wheeler, of Brownville, an early settler and ex-Probate Judge, was born in Carlisle, Penn., and removed to Miami County, Ohio, when fifteen years of age. In April, 1856, he reached Brownville, where he has since resided. From 1858 to 1862, he was County Judge of Nemaha County. But his chief connection with the growth and interests of Brownville was in the role of a contractor and builder, as he built during 1856 the second store building in the place. The next year he built the Presbyterian Church, and what was then the Brownville House, now the Marsh House. During 1858, he erected for himself the house now owned by Judge Stull, another for I. T. White (now the Dr. Crane residence), and the frame house on Main street now occupied by Dr. Eberly, the Hoadley house, and others. For many years past Judge Wheeler has devoted himself to bridge building, he having built scores of iron, combination and wooden bridges in this and other counties.


Andreas History of the State of Nebraska, pub 1882