Tilden Bank is the oldest bank in Madison and Antelope Counties in
Nebraska. James Stuart, a banker from Madison, and some of his associates
from Madison established it in 1887. They joined with C.E. Burnham
and H.S. Manville of Burnett to organize the bank. It was to be known
as the Elkhorn Valley Bank.
July 24, 1887 - Opened
1899 - James Stuart
founder and first president passed away. His wife, Lillie Stuart
took over as President.
1911 - Elkhorn Valley
Bank name changed to Tilden National Bank.
1925 - Lillie Stuart
passed away. James and Lillie's son, Charles Stuart, became President.
1938 - Charles Stuart
passed away. The daughters were also interested in the bank. Melinda
actively helped her mother, and the other two daughters were stockholders.
Mary, the youngest daughter, married J.R. Kinder in 1917.
1938 - J.R. Kinder became
president of the Bank. He served as president until his death on
August 22, 1968.
1940 - Tilden National
Bank named changed to The Tilden Bank.
1952 - Present officers,
directors and employees: J.R. Kinder, President; G.P. Bauman, Executive
Vice President; B.E. Graham and J.J. Ryan Sr., Vice Presidents;
Dean Hales, Cashier, W.W. Putney, Director; C.A. Marquardt, Director;
Lavona A. Carolson, Teller; Joann M James, Bookkeeper; and Keith
1967 - The Stuart family
was active and controlled the bank from the time it began until
its controlling interest was sold in 1967 to the Busskohl family
from Norfolk. The family included father-Carl, sons-Doyle and Doug,
1995 - The Busskohl family
sold their interest in the bank to Tilden Bancshares, Inc., a holding
company formed and owned by local community investors.
1998 - The Loan Production Office opened for business in
2002 - The bank proudly
celebrated its 115th year of continuous service to the community.
2002 - Old bank building demolished and rebuilt in same location.
2003 - The Loan Production Office in Creighton, Nebraska becomes a
full service bank.
2009 - Tilden Bankshares, Inc. purchased Citizens State Bank in Clearwater, Nebraska.
2010 - The Tilden Bank Loan Production Office opened for business in Madison, Nebraska.