NEGenWeb Project - Dodge County
Who's Who in Nebraska, 1940
Part 2, Pages 288-296 : LUEHRS, ROBERT A - ZIMMERMAN, WILLIAM F
George G. McVicker
LUEHRS, ROBERT A: Lumber & Coal Dealer; b Kankakee, Ill Sept 5, 1882; s of Henry C Luehrs-Margaret Hess; ed Kankakee Ill; m Adolphine Fecthinger Jan 24, 1920 Wahoo; s Glen C, Wilbur R, Arthur R; d Bessie M; 1896-98 with Kankakee Tile & Brick Co; 1898-1902 with A Belgard, contr at Kankakee Ill; 1902 with John Moore, contr; 1903 with Ben Burr, contr; 1904-10 with W G Luehrs, contr in Fremont; 1910-22 indep contr; 1922 with Alfred F Christensen pur Johnson & Chenney Lbr & Coal Co, renamed Luehrs-Christensen Lbr & Coal Co, 1922- pres; 1928- VP Park Side Apts Co, built apts; 1919- pres Peoples Co-op Store; past pres sch bd; pres 5 years, Fremont Retail Mchts Assn; VP Midwest Lbr Men's Inter-Insurance Exchange; Neb Lbr Mchts Assn; dir C of C, chmn agrl com; Rotary; chmn 4-H Club Fair past 7 years; past dir Midland Coll & Grand Island Coll; dir YMCA; IOOF; BPOE; FOE; trustee Bapt Ch; Rep; hobbies, hunting, fishing, hog raising & cattle feeding; res 921 Clarkson, Fremont.
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McMANUS, MRS JULIA: Manager Credit Bureau; b Blair, Neb June 7, 1902; d of F N Rosenbalm-Anna Kelly; ed Boone Ia, HS; Boone Ia Bus Coll; m C E McManus Apr 28, 1925 Boone Ia; 1922-31 credit mgr Crary Hdw Co, Boone Ia; 1931-32 reporter Boone Co Credit Bur; 1932 org Carroll Co. Credit Bur, Carroll Ia; 1935- active mgr Fremont Credit Bur; bus mgr past 2 years for Booster, B&PW paper; Assoc Credit Burs of Neb, Assoc Credit Burs of Amer past dir 9th dist; Natl Retail Credit Assn; C of C; Altrusa Club; ARC; Cath Ch; off Stephens Natl Bank Bldg; res 924 E 11th, Fremont.
McVICKER, GEORGE G: Irrigation Engineer; b North Bend, Neb July 21, 1878; s of James G McVicker-Martha Jane Mitchell; ed Fremont Normal, BSc 1902; m Della N Peters Feb 12, 1903 Rogers; s James, Roland, Wendell, Mitchell; d Fern, Margery (Mrs Leonard Snyder), Genelle; 1903-08 mfr farm equipment; 1908-18 in auto bus; 1909 cooperating builder & designer of first garage & Woodman Hall, North Bend; 1914-17 mgr Jeffery Auto Distributing House of Omaha; 1933-34 mbr 1st Dodge Co AAA allotment com; 1934 govt recheck engr AAA; 1934-36 supt, CCC In Neb; engr Dodge-Colfax Irrigation Project; 1938-39 crop ins supvr Dodge Co; dir sch bd; secy Dodge Co Old Settlers Assn; com mbr Dodge Co Comm Hosp; secy Dodge Co Hist Monument Assn; dir Dodge Co Hist Museum; Meth Ch, trustee; hobby, pioneer history; parents homesteaders in Dodge Co 1867; off & res North Bend.
MARKEY, JOHN D: Retired; b Ulster Co, N Y, Oct 16, 1852; s of James L Markey-Elizabeth Maxwell; ed Ulster Co, N Y; m Flora Sweet Nov 2, 1881 Fremont; s John D Jr (dec); d Cora Belle (dec), Stella M (Mrs ___ Burhop); 1879 started blacksmith shop, Fremont; also land owner; 1894 became mbr city coun; mbr bd of pub works, pavement supt; 1937 became city street commr; mbr 65 years IOOF; Cornwall N Y, oldest mbr in state; past mbr C of C; past mbr Rebekah; Dem; hobby, reading; res 306 E 10th, Fremont.
MARR, L PETER: Coal Dealer; b Fremont, Neb July 31, 1912; s of C J Marr-Lily Larson; ed Fremont HS; Princeton N J prep sch: m Metta Jean Lewis July 18, 1932 Fremont; s Louis Peter; d Julia; 1931-33 with father C J Marr in Coca-Cola Bottling Works; 1933- owner & opr coal bus; 1938- opr Pete Marr Soy Bean Mills, 1st soy bean processing plant W of Des Moines la, now ships meal & soy bean oil to all parts of the W & S; hobby, soy beans; Chris Sci Ch; Rep; off 549 E Dodge; res 725 E Mil Ave, Fremont.
MATHEWS, T L: Retired; b Florence, Penn Mar 1, 1849; s of James Mathews-Joan Mathews; ed Florence Penn; schooling limited to Websters spelling book, Ray's arithmetic & McGuffey's 5th reader; m Louise E Thornsburry Sept 21, 1872 Beardstown Ill; s Earl, Reece; d Florence (dec); 1856 moved to Ill; spent first summer working in brick yard & on farm; worked 2 years as appr in carriage factory & 4 years as journeyman & foreman; later was clk in store 1 year; 1871 apptd dep sheriff & collector of taxes, Cass Co Ill; 1875 pur Virginia Ill Gazette, editor & mgr 2 years; 1877-82 dep clk Cass Co Ill; 1882 elected mbr legislative assembly of Ill; 1883-92 secy, mgr & dir Beardstown Ill B & L Assn; 1884 elec cash of Cass Co Bank, Beardstown Ill, elec secy & mgr of Beardstown B & L Assn; city clk 8 years; 1891 moved to Fremont; 1892 org, secy & mgr Neb St B & L Assn, chmn bd of dirs until 1901, pres 1901-22; 1898 nominated for state auditor, defeated by small vote; 1899 apptd by Pres McKinley as U S marshall of dist of Neb, reapptd 1903; org & chmn bd of dirs Fremont B & L Assn; 1908 elec cash Fremont Trust & Savings Bank; 1913 org Fremont State Bank which absorbed Fremont Trust & Savings Bank, became cash & later succeeded the late R B Schneider as pres, resigned June 1920; many years dir First Natl Bank, chmn of finance com; Nov 1921 apptd receiver of Fidelity Trust Co of Fremont; dir & chmn finance com Pathfinder Hotel Co; Neb Bankers Assn & Amer Bankers Assn, past VP for Neb; now serving 19th term as pres Neb League of Savings & Loan Assns; past mbr exec com of US B & L League; C of C; hon mbr Rotary; AF&AM master; RAM; KT; 1938 presented 50 year AF&AM service badge; past patron OES; YMCA; during World War participated in drives for funds, won first in state contest of 4-min speakers; pres Neb St SS Assn 3 years; Meth Ch, supt of SS several years, 50 years mbr ofcl bd, emeritus mbr of ofcl bd of Fremont First Meth Ch & many years chmn, mbr gen conf 1896; Rep, past chmn Dodge Co Central Com, past treas State Central Com, 1894 & later years speaker for State Central Com; off B & L Assn; res Hotel Pathfinder, Fremont.
MELICK, JOHN H: Vice-Pres & Treasurer Coal Co; b Neligh, Neb Jan 13, 1881; s of Joshua J Melick-Mary Trowbridge; ed Neligh; Gates Coll, Neligh; m Mary A Cratty Mar 16, 1904 Elgin; 1898-1900 with Melick & Payne Lbr & Grain Co, Elgin; 1900-04 mgr Edwards & Bradfield Lbr Co, Elgin; 1904-05 mgr Edwards & Bradfield Co, Cedar Rapids; 1905-14 ptr of father & mgr J J Melick & Son, Carroll; 1914 with father pur int of R R WohIford Co, Fremont; 1914-19 mgr, part owner Melick-Wohlford Co; 1919 pur Wohlford int, 1919-27 with father owner Melick Lbr & Coal Co; 1927-37 owner & mgr of firm after death of father; 1937 firm became Melick-Allen Lbr & Coal Inc, 1937- VP & treas, inactive in firm; owner & opr ranch in Rock Co; chmn city coun, Carroll several years; C of C; BPOE; Rep; res 705 E 5th, Fremont.
METZINGER, C J: Optometrist; b Fremont, Neb Aug 7, 1904; s of J J Metzinger-Carrie Hattie Rebecca Ross; ed Fremont HS; Midland Coll; Northern Ill Coll of Optometry, Chicago O D, also grad work; Omega Delta; m Mildred Mae Palmer Sept 13, 1930 Aurora Ill; 1928-30 with Kindy optical Co, Aurora Ill; 1930-32 mgr Kindy Optical Co of Alton Ill; 1932- in chg of father's prac, Fremont; Better Vision Inst; Neb Assn of Optometrists; Amer Optometric Assn; Jr C of C; Rotary; past VP Alton Ill Exchange Club; pres first aid Instructors of ARC, Dodge Co; FOE, AF&AM; Purple Key; YMCA; past dist commr Ill BSA; Congl Ch: hobbies, wood work & sports; off Neb St B & L Assn Bldg; res 335 W 12th, Fremont.
MILES, PAUL A: Florist; b Beatrice, Neb Mar 25, 1905; s of Will D Miles-Melissa Rigsby; ed Belleville Kas HS; Kas St Coll; m Myrtle M Lash Nov 8, 1924 Belleville; Kas; s Robert C; d Peggy Pauline; 1925-26 baker at father's bakery in Belleville; 1926-28 florist's helper 1 year, then mgr Belleville Greenhouse Co; 1928 with M A Lash & Paul Miles pur the Hansen Greenhouse which was renamed Fremont Greenhouse, 1928- mgr; FTDA; Neb St Florists Soc; pres Jr C of C; C of C; Rotary; AF&AM 15; BPOE 514; Golf Club; Purple Key; past pres Neb YMCA Clubs; dir Fremont YMCA; Meth Ch; Dem; hobbies, golf, hunting, reading; off & res 850 West Linden, Fremont.
MILLIKEN, JAMES D: Banker; b Fremont, Neb Sept 4, 1894; s of James Milliken-Josephine O'Neal; ed Fremont HS; U of N; Delta Tau Delta; m Marion C Kastle June 14, 1921 Omaha; s James D Jr; Thomas J; 1915-17 farmer; 1919-20 bkkpr & messenger Fremont Natl Bank; 1920-23 asst cash & cash First State Bank, North Bend; 1923-24 asst cash Fremont Natl Bank, 1924- dir & VP; during World War June 1917 enl in USN, RR battery 1, O/S June-Dec 1918, disch Jan 1919; Amer Leg; VFW; pres group 2, Neb Bankers Assn; UCT: AF&AM: BPOE 514; past treas FOE 200; Chris Ch; Dem; hobby, golf; off 6th & Main; res 1140 N Nye Ave, Fremont.
MITTEN, HAMILTON F: High School Principal; b Herrick, Penn June 22, 1900; s of Frederick R Mitten-Mary Morrow; ed Towanda Penn HS; Millersville Penn State Tchrs Coll; Mansfield Penn State Tchrs Coll; Midland Coll, BA 1926; U of N, MA 1930; U of Wis, Blue Key; m Jessamyn R Cochran June 8, 1932 Lincoln; s John Hamilton;
1920-21 sect Lehigh Valley RR, Penn; 1921-22 state highway inspector, Penn; 1922-24 tchr & dep sheriff, Bradford Co Penn; 1926-28 tchr, Fremont HS; 1928-30 taught at Neb Wes while in U of N; 1930-31 tchr at Neb Wes; 1931-35 asst HS football coach, 1931-37 Amer history tchr in HS, track & basketball coach in Jr HS, 1937- prin, Fremont HS; NSTA, dept of supts & prins; NEA; Rotary; Amer Leg: Fremont Country Club; AF&AM 105; Presby Ch; Rep; hobbies, golf, tennis, fishing; off Fremont HS, res 320 W 8th, Fremont.
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MITTEN, WILLIAM N: Banker; b Wyalusing, Penn July 16, 1901; s of Fred R Mitten-Mary Morrow; ed Towanda Penn HS 1918; m Irene Gibson Nov 11, 1922 Fremont: s David Gibson, Richard Newton; 1918-19 with Lehigh Valley RR, Sayre Penn; 1920-28 with Fremont State Bank, 1921 asst cash, 1926-28 cash; 1929- dir, 1929-37 cash Stephens Natl Bank, 1937 VP, 1938- pres; 1928-38 dir & secy Fremont St Co, 1938- pres: dir Neb St B & L Assn; dir Fremont Hotel Co; Neb & Amer Bankers Assns; Jr C of C; dir Sr C of C, mbr exec com; Fremont Country Club: Rotary; mbr athletic coun Midland Coll: AF&AM 15: BPOE, treas since 1930; Presby Ch; hobby, sports; off Stephens Natl Bank Bldg; res 1444 N Nye Ave, Fremont.
MONNICH, JOHN: Auto Dealer; b Dodge Co, Neb Jan 26, 1885; s of Herman Mormich-Margaret Parkert; ed Dodge Co; Fremont Normal; Highland Park Coll, Des Moines Ia; m Bertha Olson May 25, 1911 Omaha; s John C; d Priscilla (Mrs Harold Swenson), Mary Ellen; 1907-08 electrician with Trotter Electric Co, Lincoln; 1908-13 Ford dlr in Monnich & Monnich Co, Hooper; 1913-39 owned & oprd John Monnich Ford agcy, Fremont; 1939 sold Ford agcy & estab Hudson-Studebaker & Internatl Truck agcy; past chmn Fremont bd of pub works; C of C, dir & past pres, 1913- mbr highway com; Lincoln Highway Assn; 1913- mbr Dodge Co coun; ch mbr & past pres Rotary; AF&AM, York Rite, Scot Rite, Shrine; BPOE; Congl Ch; Rep; hobby, hunting; off 639 N Broad; res 1745 N Nye Ave, Fremont.
MORROW, HAMILTON N: Physician & Surgeon; b Ballibay, Penn Apr 6, 1875; s of Newton James Morrow-Adeline Nesbit; ed Camptown Penn; Susquehanna Collegiate Inst, Towanda Penn 1895; Rush Med Coll, Chicago MD 1901; m Edith Trowbridge 1903; s Dr Hamilton H, Dr Paul N, Andrew N; d Adelaide G (Mrs Nathaniel H McGiffin); m May Oberg Apr 2, 1925 Fremont; 1895-96 sch tchr, New Albany Penn; came west 1896 worked for uncle in firm Mitten-Nesbit-Mitten, Tekamah; 1901-05 prac med with Dr A D Nesbit, Tekamah; 1905- prac in Fremont, son Hamilton H ptr since 1934; formerly with Fremont Hosp & Military Ave Hosp now with Good Samaritan Hosp; 1935- VP sch bd; 1916-17 & 1920-21 Fremont health ofcr; past pres Dodge Co Med Soc; 3 times pres Elkhorn Valley Med Soc; com mbr Neb St Med Assn; past mbr NG med corps; past pres Rotary; AF&AM, KT; trustee Presby Ch; Rep; hobby, golf; off & res 406 E 6th, Fremont.
MOTTER, CLEON W: Secretary & Manager Chamber of Commerce; b Oakdale, Neb Oct 3, 1896; s of Caleb K Motter-Susan Surber; ed Sterling Kas; Sterling Kas Coll; U of Penn; m Daisy A Stebbings Oct 22, 1923 Abilene, Kas; d Carolyn Ann, Rosemary Jean; 1918-19 mbr 3rd OTS, machine guns, U S army, Camp Hancock Ga; 1920-26 mbr pub relations dept Southwestern Bell Tele Co at Abilene Kas, 1924- 26 dir publicity & advertising, 1926-36 dir publicity & advertising Lincoln Tele & Teleg Co, Lincoln; 1937- secy & mgr Fremont C of C; 1924 pres Abilene C of C; Rotary; Izaak Walton; 1930 pres Lincoln Advertising Club; 1929 vice-gov Neb-Ia dist Amer Fedn of Advertising Clubs; pres Neb Safety Coun; 1928 comm Lincoln Post 3 Amer Leg 1932-35 natl publicity chmn; editor Neb Legionnaire; Sterling Kas AF&AM, Sesostris Shrine; Presby Ch; Rep; hobbies, fishing, travel; off 123 E 5th; res 142 W 16th, Fremont.
MURPHY, LEANDER S: Contractor & Builder; b Fremont, Neb Jan 19, 1892; one of 1st set of triplets born in Neb, exhibited at Fremont & Neb St Fairs; s of A W Murphy-Carrie E Parsons; ed Fremont Normal; m Adel E Eskilsen Jan 23, 1918 Blytheville Ark; s A W Larry; d Cynthia Adel; 1912-13 Steno, Fremont Light Plant; 1913-14 with Pacific Tele & Teleg Co, Bellingham Washington; 1914-15 in Indian Service, Tongue River Reservation, Lame Deer Mont; summer 1915-16 in Indian Service as steno at Rosebud S D Reservation; 1916-17 with father in sand & gravel bus, Fremont; 1917-20 again in govt service as field clk of QMC in Omaha & Camp Pike at Little Rock Ark; in depot quartermaster's off, St Louis Mo & Fort Logan Colo; 1920 tchr of shorthand, typing & bookkeeping at vocational summer sch, Fort Logan Colo; 1921 retd to Fremont & continued in sand & gravel bus; 1925- in contracting bus, has acquired & converted large residential properties into modern apt houses; 1929 constructed modern fireproof bldg, Murphy Apts; 1931 built Commodore Apt Bldg; owns & operates more than 100 dwelling units; owns & operates Cedar Lodge Tourist Camp at Murphy's Lake; now constructing modern brick Cedar Motel Courts; 1933- owner, pres & mgr Fremont Ice & Coal Co; Rotary; C of C; Fremont Diking Assn; AF&AM 16; First Chris Ch; Rep; hobbies, riding horses & travel; off 620 North H; res 1336 N Nye Ave, Fremont.
NACKE, CLEMENT J: Clergyman; b West Point, Ia, Oct 12, 1896; s of C C Nacke-Elizabeth Pogge; ed Creighton U; Benedictine Coll, Atchison Kas; St Paul Seminary; St Louis Seminary; July 1, 1922 ordained to priesthood by Archbishop J J Harty, Omaha; 1923- pastor St Rose Ch at Hooper & St Lawrence Ch, Scribner; has traveled extensively over US, Canada & Mexico; 1933 made first trip to England & Europe with Bernard Osterloh of Hooper; 1937-38 with same friend made trip to Holy Land & around world, visited Europe & toured 22 countries; 1930 installed pipe organ called the minuette resembling grand piano in shape & containing all pipes in the case, first in the world to be installed in a home; hobby, music, teaching piano & pipe organ, composes secular & religious music, now writing book on psychology of teaching music; father (dec July 7, 1937) in bus more than 30 years in Hebron; off & res Hooper.
NEWSOM, J C: Publisher; b Worthington, Ind Nov 28, 1875; s of J E Newsom-Sara J Sargent; ed North Bend HS; m Adda M Guttery Nov 26, 1908 Pilger; s Philip S; d Betty Jane; 1890-92 printer for Fremont Herald; 1892-97 printer for North Bend Argus & North Bend Republican; 1897-1900 pur North Bend Republican, consolidated with North Bend Argus, renamed North Bend Eagle, 1900- owner & publisher; NPA; past mbr C of C; Lions; AF&AM 119; MWA; Chris Ch; Rep; off North Bend Eagle; res North Bend.
OLMSTED, GUY A: Secretary Securities Co; b Dawson Co, Neb Feb 6, 1894; s of Bruce K Olmsted-Hilda Swanson; ed Dawson Co; Fremont Normal; m Emma M Riggert Nov 28, 1917 Fremont; s Robert G; d Dorothy Mae; 1911-12 steno for Neb St B & L Assn, 1913-18 clk, 1918-19 asst cash Fremont State Bank; 1919-21 asst secy Neb St B & L Assn, 1921-20 (sic) secy, 1929- secy & treas; helped org Fremont Securities Co, 1936- secy; July 25, 1918 to Dec 1918 in OTS, Camp Pike Ark; Amer Leg, past comm 1931-37; 1927-29 mbr city coun; Kiwanis past secy, past pres, past lt gov of Neb-Ia dist; C of C; YMCA treas since 1925; AF&AM 15, RAM 8, R&SM 7; Bapt Ch, VP state conv 1931-37; hobbies, hunting & fishmg, music; off 6th & Park; res 1428 N Park Ave, Fremont.
OLSON, JOHN OLE: Hotel owner, b Skaraborgs Lan, Sweden Jan 30, 1890; s of Fred Olson-Christine Peterson; ed Ottumwa Ia; m Dorothy Schultz Aug 30, 1916 Omaha; s Noel B; 1905 with Globe Tea Groc Co, Ottumwa Ia; 1911 with Swift & Co in Edmonton, Alberta Canada; 1912 with Dreifus Groc Co; 1913-16 with Gladstone Brothers Importers, Omaha; 1916 owner & opr Hotel Wilber at Wilber; 1917-19 own & opr restaurant in Atkinson; 1919-22 owned ranch S of Atkinson & raised stock; 1922-25 owner & opr Comml Hotel in Atkinson; 1925 mgr Evans Hotel, Columbus; 1926-35 mgr Hotel Norfolk in Norfolk; 1935-37 mgr Hotel Lincoln in Lincoln; 1937- owner & opr Pathfinder Hotel in Fremont; mbr vol fire dept; past pres Neb Hotel Assn; Northwest & Amer Hotel Assns; dir C of C, chmn conv com, mbr good roads com; Rotary; past pres Izaak Walton; Amer Leg, cited as most outstanding citizen of Norfolk in 1935; NNG: UCT; TPA; BPOE 514; YMCA; Presby Ch; Rep; hobbies, hunting, fishing & sports; 1892 parents came from Sweden to Ia; res Pathfinder Hotel, Fremont.
PALMER, MILDRED J: Librarian; b Grand Island, Neb Mar 23, 1897; d of Roy S Palmer-Lenore Tiffany; ed Columbus HS; U of Iowa; 1924 appr in North Bend pub lib; 1925 appr in Columbus pub lib; 1926 appr 3 mos in Fremont pub lib, then became asst librarian; 1927- librarian, Fremont pub lib; secy Neb Lib Assn; OES; Altrusa; Presby Ch; Rep; hobbies, travel, reading; off 105 E Military; res 635 North I, Fremont.
PARKERT, PETER: Farmer & Stockman; b Dodge Co, Neb Aug 30, 1887; s of Peter Parkert-Mary Tillman; ed Hooper HS; St Francis Acad, Columbus; Fremont Normal; m Edith S Drayer Nov 10, 1909 Hooper; 1904-06 bkkpr for Farmers Grain & Stock Co; 1906-08 with brother George N, farmed near Hooper; 1908 pur father's equipment, horses, cattle, 760 A farm & grazing lands in Everett twp, raised Shorthorn cattle & Poland China hogs until ptrship with brother dissolved 1917; 1919 breeder & Exhibitor Shorthorn cattle, Dec 11, 1919 sold entire herd at Shorthorn dispersion sale, attended by buyers from all parts of U S; 1920- farmer & cattle feeder; Aug 14, 1923 made what is thought to have been first airplane shipment of livestock, including purebred white hog to Omaha stockyards; 1908-17 secy Farmers Grain & Stock Co; dir First Natl Bank, Hooper; Dodge Co Stock Show Assn; was first pres of Dodge Co AAA Corn-Hog Program; treas/ Everett twp; mbr sch bd dist 64, treas 14 years; KC; Cath Ch; Dem; hobbies, hunting, fishing; father came from Coblenz Germany to Wis 1867, came to Fremont, homesteaded near Hooper 1869; mother born in Wis & family moved to Dodge Co; off & res RFD, Hooper.
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PARTRIDGE, RALPH L: Newspaper Editor; b Fort Collins, Colo Aug 21, 1912; s of Ralph L Partridge Sr-Bessie Soots; ed Wellington Colo HS; U of Colo, Boulder, BA 1934; Alpha Tau Omega; m Georgia Curley Dec 116, 1933 Sedalia Colo; s Donald Francis; d Dixie Myrl; 1934-36 with The Express- Courier, Fort Collins Colo, 1936-38 city editor; 1938-39 city editor The Wyoming State Tribune, Cheyenne, Wyo; 1939- editor The Morning Guide, Fremont; Jr C of C; off 513, N Broad; res 1711 N Broad, Fremont.
PAULIN, WILLIAM J: Chief Railway Clerk; b Evansville, Ind Aug 16, 1899; s of Henry J Paulin-Katherine Geptner; ed Evansville Ind; Schuyler HS; Fremont Normal; m Thelma M Jones Sept 25, 1922; s James L; d Marjorie Ann; 1917 with Eddy Brothers Dry Goods Co; 1917-37 with C&NW RR, as expense clk, then cream clk, abstract clk, bill clk, OS&D clk, rate clk, 1937- chief clk; past VP & dir vol fire dept; 1935- mbr city coun; secy Dodge Co recreational coun; treas C&NW RR Fed Credit Union, dir since orgn 1936; past pres Brotherhood of Railway & Steamship Clks, Freight Handlers, Express & Station Employees; ch mbr & secy Jr C of C past treas & state chmn industrial relations com; Bapt Ch; Dem; hobby, athletics; res 242 N Maple, Fremont.
PETERSON, OLOF A: Owner Monument Works; b Wermland, Omot Sweden Sept 14, 1874; s of Andrew Peterson-Christina Anderson; ed Sweden; m Emma Carlson Oct 8, 1920 Tekamah; s Robert Willard; d Doris C; 1898 came to Amer. & was emp in J E Lutz Monument Works in Blair; 1900-09 with Hodges-Baldwin Monument Works, Fremont; 1909- owner & opr Peterson Monument Works; C of C; Izaak Walton; C of C; YMCA; SA; ARC; KP; past mbr FOE, BPOE; LOOM, WOW, MWA, Maccabees; trustee Luth Ch, past pres, past treas Luth Brotherhood; Dem; hobbies, reading, outdoor sports; res 218 N Main, Fremont.
PETERSON, WALTER F: Insurance Agent; b Long Pine, Neb May 27, 1901; s of Peter V Peterson-Emily Nelson; ed Long Pine HS; U of N; m Imogene R Kinney Nov 25, 1924 Minatare; d Janet K; 1921-23 salesman Rudge & Guenzel Furn Co, Lincoln; 1921-23 with Walton G Roberts Undertaking Co, Lincoln; 1922 became lie embalmer; 1923-24 salesman J R Bader Furn Co, Fremont; 1924- gen agt at Fremont for Security Mutual Life Ins Co, Lincoln;. Fremont Life Underwriters Assn, pres 1933; C of C; wildlife conservation com, Jr C of C; AF&AM 15; Presby Ch; Rep; hobbies, fishing & hunting; off 206 Petrow Bldg; res 1807 North I, Fremont.
PHELPS, LELAND A: Secretary Lumber & Coal Co; b Wahoo, Neb Nov 10, 1899; s of Marion A Phelps-Myrtle L Nichols; ed Wahoo HS; U of N; Neb Sch of Bus; m Lucile M Mapes Sept 10, 1924 Council Bluffs Ia; d Mary Lou; 1920-23 with D R Phelps Lbr & Coal Co Wahoo; 1923- secy & mgr D R Phelps Lbr & Coal Co, Fremont; during World War in inf of U S army 10 days prior to armistice; past comm Amer Leg; 40 & 8, past chef de gare; Neb Lbr Mchts Assn; Kiwanis, past dir, past treas; C of C; AF&AM 15 past master, Scot Rite 2; trustee Masonic-Eastern Star Home for Children; OES; Meth Ch; Rep; res 2160 Park, Fremont.
PIRIE, MRS REE: Chiropractor; b Waco, Neb May 23, 1890; d of Lewis Inbody-Lucy Ann Richards; ed Waco HS; nurse's training in Lincoln Hosp, Lincoln & Wise Memorial Hosp, Omaha; Palmer Sch of Chiropractic, Davenport Ia; Sigma Phi Chi; m I D Pirie Oct 12, 1921 Rock Island Ill; past registered nurse; 1915 gen prac of nursing, York; 1923- with husband in Chiropractic prac, Fremont; during World War with army res nurses corps served at Fort Riley & St Louis; ch mbr York Amer Leg; mbr Ladies aux of Patriarch's Militant; past pres DUV; Neb Chiropractic Assn; ofcr OES past 4 years; B&PW; Rebekah VP & past pres assembly of Neb; Past mbr Womans Club; Congl Ch; Rep; hobbies, bowling, lodge workparents pioneers of York Co; off res 748 N Main, Fremont.
PRIESTLEY, MATTHEW A: Lodge Secretary; b Gosbertin, Lincolnshire England July 29, 1856; s of John Priestley-Susan Brackenborough; ed England; Fremont; Gem City Bus Coll, Quincy Ill; m Georgia Forney Oct 24, 1888 Fremont; s Cloyde, Ralph; 1872-77 drove a dray, Blair; 1882 drove cattle herd from Ore to Laramie Wyo, thence shipped to Chicago; 1882-85 in Fremont groc; 1885- in lodge work; 1914- secy AF &AM; York Rite, past secy RAM 8, past secy Scot Rite 32o, past secy KT, past secy R&SM 7; ch mbr OES; Rep; hobby, lodge work more than 50 years; celebrated 50th wedding anniversary in 1938; parents came to Amer 1870, 1872 came to Blair, farmed near Blair; res 246 E 10th, Fremont.
PUTNAM, HERBERT S: Managing Editor; b Towanda Penn Oct 1, 1899; s of Herbert S Putnam-Emma Stewart; ed Towanda Penn HS 1917; m Corinne C Gleason Nov 11, 1928 Omaha; d Mary Gay; 1917-19 emp by Sweet's Steel Mill, Williamport Penn; 1922- reporter, later city editor, teleg editor & managing editor, Fremont Daily Tribune; during World War served 18 mos in AS of U S army; VFW; Amer Leg; Kiwanis; BPOE; AF&AM 15; pres Neb Amateur Baseball Assn; off Fremont Tribune; res 560 17th, Fremont.
RAY, MRS JOHN I: County Superintendent of Schools; b Dillonvale, O June 20, 1882; d of William Wirt Tweedy-Elma Jane Stubbins; ed Fremont HS; Fremont Normal, BSc 1908; Northwestern U; U of Chicago, BA; m John I Ray Aug 24, 1907 Fremont (dec Oct 14, 1937); 1902-09 sch tchr, Fremont; part time instr in jr normal & institutes in Neb; 1918 tchr, Fremont; 1919-21 music supvr, English & normal training tchr, dir Congl Ch choir, Wisner; 1921-22 tchr of music, English, normal training & dir St Luke's Ch choir at Emerson; 1922-36 music supvr Arlington also for a time in Scribner, Valley, Waterloo schs; 1936-37 Dodge Co dep supt of schs; 1937- supt of Dodge Co schs; dir St James choir Chris Ch; Altrusa; B&PW; Garden Club; chmn Fremont Symphony Orchestra Assn; conductress OES; Congl Ch mbr; hobbies, flowers, bird study, music; Mr Ray recd BA 1891, BSc 1895 Fremont Normal; MA, 1904 WSTC; known for debate & parliamentary prac work in Midland Coll, also instr in mathematics; elec supt of Dodge Co schs in 1926, served until death Oct 14, 1937; org Dodge Co Schoolmen's Assn; active in Kiwanis, YMCA; off Courthouse; res 1330 N Fremont.
RECHSTEINER, OTTO W: Owner Feed Mills & Manufacturing Co; b Lowell, O Nov 27, 1892; s of Edward Rechsteiner-Kathryn Rice; ed Lowell O HS; Oberlin O Bus Coll; m Lola Wendell Oct 27, 1917 Wilmington O; d Ruth (Mrs Lester Brandt), Jean (Mrs Stephen Lewis), Roma; 1912-19 owner Seville Milling Co, Seville O; 1919-22 part owner Purity Milling Co, Salem O; 1922-23 part owner Clark Milling Co, Union City Penn; 1923-25 with Midland Flour Milling Co, Kansas City Mo; 1925-29 developed real est ints in O; 1929 pur Frederickson Feed Mill at Fremont, owner & opr 1929-33; 1933 built new mill Fremont Molasses Co, 1933- owner & mgr; 1929- owner & mgr flour mill, Onawa Ia; past mbr Ohio Millers Assn; Natl Hay & Grain Assn; C of C; ARC; past mbr FOE; Luth Ch; hobbies, fishing, sports; res 725 N Clarkson, Fremont.
RECK, W EMERSON: Public Relations Director & College Professor; b Gettysburg, O Dec 28, 1903; s of Samuel H Reck-Effie D Arnett; ed Springfield O HS 1922; Wittenberg Coll, Springfield O, BA 1926; U of Ia 1939; Delta Sigma Phi; ch mbr Blue Key; Sigma Delta Chi; m Hazel W January Sept 7, 1936 Springfield O; d Phyllis Jean, Elizabeth Ann; worked way through coll by working as librarian, police reporter, courthouse reporter, asst sport editor and gen assignment man for Springfield News; editor- in-chief of coll weekly, assoc editor of humor magazine,
sports editor of the yearbook, editor-in-chief of Student Handbook at Wittenberg Coll; 1926- dir of Midland Coll publicity, now head of pub relations coun; 1926-28 Instr in journalism at Midland Coll, 1928- head of dept; 1927-28 special correspondent, Omaha Bee-News; 1928-38 special correspondent of AP; helped org the Fremont Morning Guide for Alfred P Hill ints July & Aug 1938, managing editor 2 weeks; Amer Coll Publicity Assn mbr since 1928, six years speaker & discussion leader at convs of dist 6, 1935 one of six mbrs assn selected to give addresses at the natl conv, VP in chg of research 1936-38; 1931-33 BSA, life scout, publicity chmn of Covered Wagon area, covering 40 Neb Cos: 1930-36 statistician of Neb Coll Athletic Conf; 1930- faculty mgr of athletics, Midland Coll; Neb Jr C of C, mbr com on state history 1937; 1926- writer & editor of all Midland bulletins & catalogs; faculty advisor since 1926 for student newspaper, The Midland, rated as one of better coll weeklies in the nation, since 1936 listed continuously as All-American, an honor given annually to not more than 30 coll weeklies; editor of Coll Publicity Digest since 1938; author of 20 published articles on ednl publicity; mbr of Amer Assn of Tchrs of Journalism since 1930; org & dir 8 years Tri-State Press Contest for HS papers of Neb, Kas & Ia; org critic service which has been the ofcl service of the Neb HS Press Assn since 1936, has addressed the assn at annual convs since 1935; gen chmn in chg of all details for year-long celebration of Midland College's Golden Jubilee 1937-38; publicity chmn C of C; ednl chmn Jr C of C; United Luth Ch; on partial leave of absence to serve as publicity chmn 12th biennial conv United Luth Ch Brotherhood, Omaha, 1940; hobbles, writing, travel, coin collecting; res 521 E 10th, Fremont.
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REYNOLDS, BENJAMIN W: Retired; b Fremont, Neb Nov 11, 1860; s of Wilson Reynolds-Sarah Morrilla Harmon; ed Fremont HS; Nebraska City Coll; U of N; m Mary A Davies Jan 29, 1883 Fremont; s Wilson B, Cassius James; d Mary M (Mrs A Rodamar); 1881-1901 pur 3,000 sheep at Albuquerque N M drove them through to Columbus, sold some along way to settlers; bought & sold real est in Okla Indian territory & Neb; with brother, Cassius S, bought & sold cattle & sheep pur in southwest & northwest & driven to Platte Valley to fatten for market in Chicago; many years dir Farmers & Mchts Natl Bank, Fremont; 1900-03 represented livestock dept of UP RR with hdqrs in Salt Lake City; 1903 elec to Neb sen & served 2 year term; has owned ext farm & livestock ints in Dodge Co, now has 640 A; P M of Fremont 4 years under Pres Taft; during World War served as Dodge Co food administrator; mbr lib bd; 50 years mbr AF&AM 15; C of C; Rep: hobbies, reading, horses; res 909 North I, Fremont.
RICHARDS, FRED H: Attorney; b Fremont, Neb Apr 8, 1901; s of Fred H Richards-Adaline E Brown; ed Fremont HS: Shattuck Mil Acad, Faribault Minn; U of N, LLB 1923; Phi Delta Theta; Phi Delta Phi; m Grace M Shephard Mar 29, 1924 Fremont; d Mary A; 1923- prac law, Fremont; 1924-28 J P; 1930-34 Dodge Co atty; Nov 1938- city atty; trustee lib bd; Dodge Co & Neb St Bar Assns; Jr & Sr C of C; AF&AM; recording secy & trustee YMCA; trustee Presby Ch; Rep; hobby, travel; res 421 N Platte Ave, Fremont.
RING, HERBERT T: Editor & Publisher; b Minneapolis, Minn June 28, 1882; s of John Ring-Anna Lena Lindbergh: ed Hooper HS 1898; m Elizabeth Schumacher June 18, 1915 Fort Calhoun; s Theodore H; 1899-1904 emp in printing shop of Hooper Sentinel; 1904-13 asst P M, Hooper; 1913 part owner Hooper Sentinel, owner since 1914; mbr NPA since 1915; Comml Club; past master AF&AM 72; past secy & past chancellor comm KP; both Mr. & Mrs Ring are charter mbrs of Grace Luth Ch & mbrs of Coun of Chs; wife Hooper sch tchr in 1912-15, now writes for Sentinel & is active in Hooper welfare & civic organizations; parents came from Sweden 1866, settled in Chicago; 1889 father estab jewelry store, Hooper; off Hooper Sentinel; res Hooper.
ROGERS, J ALBERT: Owner Tent & Awning Co; b Fremont, Neb Nov 1, 1901; s of Jacob C Rogers-Ida Wessel; ed Fremont HS; m Gladys B McCully July 25, 1934 Blair; 1920-35 with uncle H W Rogers (dec 1935) co-mgr in Rogers Tent & Awning Co org 1901 & first located in small barn, 1922 modern factory built, 1935-37 mgr of co under administration of H W Rogers est, 1937- owner & mgr; co mfr tents, awnings & canvas specialties with salesmen in S D, Ia & Kas; C of C; AF&AM 15, RAM 8, R&SM 7, KT 9, Tangier Shrine; off 240 E 1st; res 338 West 8th, Fremont.
ROHN, JOHN F: Attorney; b Calumet Co, Wis Jan 4, 1881; s of Claus F Rohn-Christina M Peters: WSTC; U of N, LLB 1912; Phi Delta Phi; Order of Coif; m Gertrude V Johnson Aug 21, 1915 Blair; s William F, John F Jr; d Detta M, Roma M; 1901-07 tchr in rural schs, high schs & WSTC; 1907-09 Pierce Co dep clk; 1912- prac law, Fremont; 1917-19 city atty; 1924-30 pres bd of edn; 1929-35 mayor; 1933- mbr bd of edn for state normal schs, pres in 1935; Dodge Co Bar Assn; Neb St Bar Assn; past pres Dixon Co Tchrs Assn; 1929 state pres Assn of Neb Sch Bds & Execs; 1933 state pres League of Neb Municipalities; Kiwanis, pres; WSTC Alumni Assn, past pres; YMCA, dir & mbr exec com; Good Fellows, pres; mbr SA bd; FOE; IOOF; Rebekah; Dem, 1934 candidate for gubernatorial nomination; off 116-120 IOOF Bldg; res 634 E Military, Fremont.
ROUMP, LAURA: Librarian; b Saunders Co, Neb Nov 4, 1880; d of Fred Roump-Mina Ellermyer; ed North Bend HS 1898; PSTC 1901; 1901-03 tchr Dodge Co schs; 1903-05 tchr in Linwood grade schs; 1909- in chg of North Bend pub lib; helps outline programs & entertainments for women's clubs; past SS supt United Presby Ch; Rep; lost parents at early age, reared & educated by Mr & Mrs William Nichol of North Bend; Mr Nichol was prominent farmer in Saunders Co, moved to North Bend after retirement; res North Bend.
ROWE, DAVIS D: Banker; b Clay Co, Neb Aug 5, 1877; s of Joseph Rowe-Mary Whatten; ed Stockham HS; LBC 1899; Fremont Normal 1901; m Mary E Cameron Sept 19, 1904 Stockham; s Leicester J; d Grace M (Mrs Herman Baehr), Edythe L; 1901-15 steno later asst secy, Neb St B & L Assn, 1915-22 secy, 1922- pres & mgr; 1904 helped org Fremont Trust & Savings Bank now Stephens Natl Bank, cash until 1911, 1922- VP & dir; 1934- an org, pres & dir Fremont Securities Co; an org & dir Fremont State Co; past mbr sch bd 15 years; past pres C of C; past pres Rotary; ch mbr Good Fellows; AF&AM; BPOE; 1904- past pres, dir YMCA, 1910- state dir; elder 35 years, Presby Ch, treas 16 years; Rep; hobbies, fishing, wood-work: off 6th & Park Ave; res 1638 Nye Ave, Fremont.
ROWE, WILL R: Secretary-Treasurer Building & Loan Association; b Fremont, Neb Sept 25, 1891; s of Stephen R Rowe-Sarah Jane Owens; ed Dodge Co; Fremont Normal 1910; m Freda E Koelme Oct 12, 1920 Fremont; 1910-15 with C&NW RR in Fremont freight off, yard off, shops & round house offs; 1915-17 & 1919-20 railway mail clk, Council Bluffs Ia, & Cheyenne Wyo; 1920- secy & treas Equitable B & L Assn, assets $300,000, in 1920, increased to over $2,000,000 in 1928; 1937 city coun mbr; mbr bd of pub works; 1917 enl in U S army Co A 355th inf at Camp Funston, Dec 1917 went O/S, assigned to GHQ at Chaumont, France special duty Co B of hdqrs batt, disch Feb 1919, Camp Dodge Ia; Fed Home Loan Bank; Neb League of Savings & Loan Assns, U S B & L League; C of C, VP; trustee BPOE; past pres Fremont Golf Club; Rep; hobby, golf; off 124 E 5th; res 840 N Nye Ave, Fremont.
SAMPTER, GERALD: Clothier; b Fremont, Neb Oct 27, 1896; s of Nathan Sampter-Carrie Meyer; ed Fremont HS. Fremont Normal 1919; m Marie E Pettit June 6, 1922 Fremont; d Nanette; 1916-17 clk for Nye-Schneider-Fowler Co; 1917-25 clk for clothier; 1925- owner & opr clothing bus, Gerald Sampter Clothier, Fremont; mbr vol fire dept; enl in USN May 13, 1918, disch Mar 20, 1919; Kiwanis, ch mbr & past dir; Fremont Golf Club, past dir, past pres; UCT; FOE; BPOE; AF&AM 15, Scot Rite, RAM, Islam Shrine in San Francisco; hobbies, golf, hunting; off 517 N Main; res 1602 N Nye, Fremont.
SCHMIDT, ERNEST: Farmer; b Dodge Co, Neb June 24, 1880; s of Ernest Schmidt-August Miller; ed Dodge Co; m Anna Baltz Sept 10, 1908 Saunders Co; s Ernest Robert; d Erna Ruth (Mrs Harvey Von Seggern), Alberta Mae, Annabelle; 1907 rented farm from father, until 1913, became livestock raiser & grain farmer; 1913- owner of farm following death of parents, specializes in purebred Shorthorns, Spotted Poland China hogs, also cattle & sheep feeder; irrigates 160 A using 4 wells with centrifugal pumps; owns farm in Greeley Co Kas; 2 years winner hog raising contest, plans to produce an average of 1,200 lbs pork per litter in 6 mos;
treas dist 4 sch bd; 1930 Master Farmer, first from Dodge Co; pres Fremont Farmers Union Co-op Assn; org & past chmn Farm Bur; 12 years Dodge Co 4-H Club leader; mbr Swine, Baby Beef & Rope Club; Presby Ch; hobby, reading; 1848 father came from Germany to New Orleans, came to Dodge Co 1858; freighted with oxen to Denver, farmed & raised stock; res near Fremont.
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SCHROEDER, H A: Superintendent of Schools; b Osmond, Neb Jan 1, 1903; s of W F Schroeder-Elizabeth Davids; ed Osmond HS; WSTC; U of N, BA, MA; m Opal E Reed Aug 4, 1926 Osmond; 1924-26 sch tchr, Rosalie; 1927-28 athletic coach, West Point; 1929- supt of schs, Scribner; Dodge Co Schoolmens Assn past pres; NSTA; AF&AM, Osmond; Congl Ch; hobby, motion picture photography; res Scribner.
SCHULZ, URBIN J: Assistant Secretary Building & Loan Association; b Fremont, Neb Nov 7, 1901; s of William C Schulz-Minnie Severn; ed Fremont HS; U of N; m Edith M Abbott Oct 7, 1931 David City; s Charles A, John Stephen; 1920-21 bkkpr First Natl Bank, Fremont; 1921-28 bkkpr, teller & asst cash Fremont State Bank, now Stephens Natl Bank; 1928-29 cash Neb St B & L Assn, 1929- asst secy; Jr C of C; AF&AM 15; BPOE, past exalted ruler; Fremont Golf Club, secy-treas; Rep; hobby, golf; off 6th & Park; res 425 W 6th, Fremont.
SCHURMAN, CARROLL E: Insurance Agent; b Fremont, Neb Oct 27, 1905; s of Rudolph B Schurman- Elizabeth Carroll; ed Fremont HS; Midland Coll; m Elletha Janssen Oct 27, 1927 Fremont; s Robert C; d Joan; 1924-32 steno & clk Reynolds Brothers Gen Ins Agcy; 1932- ptr of C J Reynolds in Reynolds Gen Ins Agcy; chmn Fremont recreational coun; mbr bldg & finance coms city auditorium; secy Neb St Jr C of C, dir, mbr exec com; dir & past pres Fremont Jr C of C; Sr C of C; pres Neb Archery Assn, champion in men's div; BPOE; FOE; Presby Ch; hobbies, woodwork, archery; off 616 N Park; res 431 W 19th, Fremont.
SCHURMAN, RUDOLF B: County Treasurer; b Pekin, Ill Sept 16, 1878; s of Ernest A Schurman-Onnoline Looschen; ed Fremont Normal; m Elizabeth M Carroll June 10, 1903 Fremont; s Carroll E; 1900 clk, Gannan Groc Co; 1902-12 bkkpr municipal plant, Fremont; 1912 ptr of Scott Wright in garage & electric work; 1913-27 ptr brother-in-law John A Carroll in garage & electrical bus; 1927-37 Dodge Co dep treas; 1937-38 with city municipal plant; 1939- Dodge Co treas; ch mbr Kiwanis; C of C; BPOE; AF&AM 15, Scot Rite; YMCA; Presby Ch; Rep; hobbies, stamp collecting, home workshop; off Courthouse; res Fremont.
SELLHORN, HERMAN H: Funeral Director; b Nebraska City, Neb May 21, 1884; s of Fred Sellhorn-Hannah Brugmann; ed Talmage HS; m Mary Watt Aug 18, 1920 North Bend; a Ralph D, Willis H; d Luthera V (Mrs Floyd Fleming), Kathryn (Mrs William Rohde), Doris J, Berniece (Mrs Merlin Snyder), Agatha M (Mrs Cloyd Voss), Phebe A; 1899-1905 with father in furn & undertaking bus, Talmage; 1905-17 in furn & undertaking bus, David City; 1907 became lic embalmer; had chg of bus for mother following death of father in 1914, upon death of mother in 1916 sold establishment; 1916-29 with P F Carey furn & undertaking bus at North Bend, 1929 pur funeral home of Carey & estab Sellhorn Mortuary, 1929- owner & opr; city treas David City 7 years; city treas North Bend 10 years; mbr sch bd 6 years; 1936- mbr city coun; Neb & Natl Funeral Dirs Assns; pres Lions; past noble grand IOOF; Rebekah; elder Chris Ch; res North Bend.
SEYMOUR, CLYDE E: Superintendent of Schools; b Beatrice, Neb Aug 4, 1893; s of Abijah H Seymour-EtheI Whitmore; ed Swanton HS 1913; Neb Wes, BA 1924; U of Colo, MA 1936; U of N; Phi Kappa Tau; m Elsie Westenkeuhler Sept 11, 1924 Council Bluffs Ia; d Elsie Mae; while in sch taught intermittently in various Neb schs; during World War Nov 23, 1917-Jan 7, 1919 in U S army, commd as 2nd lt in AS, Oct 10, 1918; Feb-June 1919 tchr in Papillion HS; 1919-20 prin & tchr, Eagle HS; 1921-27 prin Hooper schs, 1927- supt of schs; past pres Dodge Co Schoolmens Club; NSTA; Comml Club; Amer Leg 18; mbr exec com ARC; mbr BSA com; AF&AM; Meth Ch; Rep; hobbies, golf, trout fishing; off HS; res Hooper.
SHAFFER, JOHN A: Farmer; b Hooper, Neb Dec 17, 1888; s of Jacob G Shaffer-Elizabeth Winey; ed Dodge Co; Fremont Normal; m Clara H Ruwe Feb 14, 1924 Council Bluffs Ia; 1912-17 farmed in Dodge Co; 1924- farmed 330 A near Hooper; during World War enl Sept 18, 1917, corp Co C 4th inf, May 17, 1918 commd sgt, took part in battles Aisne defensive, Chateau-Thierry, Champagne-Meuse, Aisne-Meuse, Meuse-Argonne, in army of occupation Dec 1918 to July 1919, disch Aug 29, 1919; Amer Leg, past comm post 18; 40 & 8; 1935-37 chmn Dodge Co allotment com of Agrl Conservation Program; 5 years pres bd of dirs Farmers Union Co-op Assn of Hooper; secy 14 years Farmers Union Co-op Assn of Nickerson; AF&AM 72; Grace Luth Ch; res Hooper.
SHAFFER, NORMAN E: Banker; b Hooper, Neb Mar 21, 1884; a of Jacob G Shaffer-Elizabeth Winey; ed Dodge Co; Fremont Normal; m Nettie Monnich Feb 23, 1909 Fremont; a Donald C, Cornelius J; d Charlotte R (Mrs Fred Kolterman); 1907-09 bkkpr Farmers Grain & Stock Co; 1909-17 farmer, Dodge Co; 1918- cash First Natl Bank of Hooper; owner & opr farm in Dodge Co; secy tele co; secy Dodge Co Farmers Union; org & secy Farmers Union Co-op Assns of Hooper & Nickerson; secy Hooper B & L Assn; dir First Natl Bank; 1917-19 mbr Neb legislature; mbr bd of edn; Comml Club; past master AF&AM 72, Scot Rite; KPGrace Luth Ch; Dem; hobbies, fishing & hunting; res Hooper.
SHIPLEY, MARION E: Vice President &Manager Telephone Exchange; b Knox Co, O July 16, 1868; a of Benedict F Shipley-Mary C Anderson; ed North Bend; m Lessie Thompson Sept 15, 1895 North Bend; s Trajan C; 1883-88 in printing off of North Bend Flail; 1886 pur Brainard Journal, oprd 1 year; pur Stanwood Ia. Herald, oprd 5 years; 1899-1903 co-owner & printer Hooper Sentinel; 1901 org Hooper Tele Exchange, 1901- engr & mgr, now gen mgr & VP; 1911 built tele system Lusk Wyo; pur Hooper Electric Light & Power System, helped org Hooper Electric Light & Power Co; 1913-15 mbr Neb legislature; during World War chmn Hooper div 4-min men, capt Hooper HG; Comml Club; SAR; past master AF&AM 72, mbr standing com in grand lodge of Neb, KT, Scot Rite; past chancellor comm KP; IOOF; Meth Ch; Dem; hobby, music; res Hooper.
SHULTZ, ARTHUR H: Banker & Land Owner; b Scribner, Neb Apr 13, 1885; s of John W Schultz-Mary E Miller; ed Scribner; Fremont Normal 1899; Highland Park Coll, Des Moines Ia 1903; m Mary A Mohr Dec 26, 1907 Scribner; s aHrold (sic) M; 1903-07 in lbr bus for the Northern Grain Co in Irving, Fairfax & Toledo Ia; 1907-15 farmed near Scribner; 1915-21 pres & mgr Farmers Co-op Merc Co of Scribner; 1921-25 farmed & raised stock; 1914 org Farmers State Bank at Scribner, 1917- pres, 1925- active mgr; first to introduce soy beans into this territory; Neb & Amer Bankers Assns; C of C; past mbr AF&AM, Tangier Shrine; Rep, 8 years chmn Dodge Co Central Com, chmn local com 25 years; hobbies, livestock & soy beans; off Farmers State Bank of Scribner; res Scribner.
SHULTZ, HAROLD M: Attorney; b Scribner, Neb Dec 27, 1909; s of Arthur H Schultz-Mary A Mohr; ed Fremont HS; U of N BA 1931; Harvard U; U of Colo, LLB 1935; Sigma Nu; Phi Delta Phi: m Arlene E Spath Jan 23, 1937 Fremont; s Silas H; 1935 adm to Neb Bar; 1935- law prac, Scribner; also mgr farm lands & banking bus; 1935- city atty; Dodge Co, Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; League of Neb Municipalities; Amer Bantam Assn; hobbies, breeding & showing poultry, fishing & hunting; off & res Scribner.
SIDNER, SEYMOUR S: Attorney; b Stillwater, N J Jan 12, 1875; s of John Sidner-Martha Van Horn: ed Fremont Normal BSc, LLD 1897; m Myrtle I Cramer Oct 31, 1899, Fremont; s Arthur C, John E, Seymour; 1899 adm to Neb bar; 1899- ptr in firm Courtright & Sidner, oldest law ptrship in the state; adm to prac in supreme court of U S, fed circuit court of appeals, fed dist court & supreme court of Neb; 1915-16 Dodge Co atty; mbr bd of edn 15 years; trustee of Midland Coll; trustee of Omaha Theological Seminary; mbr constitutional conv of state, 1919-20; May 14, 1898 ent Sp-Amer War, disch Nov 6, 1898; during World War chmn of Dodge Co ARC; Dodge Co, Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; Amer Judicature Soc; C of C; YMCA, state pres, area dir, mbr natl coun, mbr natl bd; Rotary; AF&AM 15, KT; OES; Neb Coun of Chs; bd mbr Presby Ch; Dem; off Stephens Natl Bank Bldg; res 1648 Nye Ave, Fremont.
SIEVERS, EMEAL: President Mercantile Co; b Dodge Co, Neb May 7, 1879; s of Henry Sievers-Ida Kleman; ed Dodge Co; m Laura Wiekorst Nov
13, 1901 Dodge Co; s Earl, Roy, Arlex; d Elaine; 1901-10 rented farm near Scribner; 1910- owner & opr 160 A farm, past owner & opr 460 A of which 300 are now oprd by sons; 1913 an org Farmers Merc Co, 1915-20 VP, 1920- chmn of bd & pres; mbr sch bd; Ridgeley Farmers Hall, chmn bd of dir; surveyor for 1st Wheat Program of AAA 3 years; 1929 chmn of com which pur fire truck donated to city for protection of farming comm near Scribner; 1936- J P of Ridgley twp; Dem; parents came from Germany 1870, homesteaded in Neb; Mrs Sievers' parents came from Germany 1878 and settled near North Bend; res Scribner.
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SIMONSON, PETER: Veterinarian & Farmer; b St Paul, Minn Sept 23, 1875; s of Peter Simonson-Tomasine Nelsen; ed St Paul Minn; St Paul Bus Coll, Chicago Veterinary Coll; Kansas City Veterinary Coll, DVS; m Mae C Matzen Nov 7, 1906 Omaha (dec 1927); s Earl M; 1893 worked for brother, Nels in butchering & buying livestock; 1894-96 held various positions in St Paul Minn; 1899 farmed with father in Polk Co Minn; 1900-02 P M at Glenton Wis and emp in St Paul; 1905-08 P M, prac veterinary med, Fremont; 1908-13 veterinary prac, Lexington; 1913- prac, Hooper; 1914-34 owner & opr bus of producing anti-hog cholera serum, one of first to produce this serum in Neb; 1934-38 farmer & chicken raiser; during Sp-Amer-War, Aug 8, 1896 enl in Co C 3rd inf, stationed at Fort Snelling Minn, 2nd consignment of men to land in Baiqueri Cuba, active in Philippine Islands, disch 1899 at Baling Philippine Islands; USWV; VFW; Neb St & Amer Veterinary Med Assns; AF&AM, Scot Rite 32o, Shrine; OES; hobby, raising chickens; Grace Luth Ch; res, Hooper.
SKOGLUND, L B: Photographer; b Bucklin, Mo Feb 5, 1885; s of John Skoglund-Anna Marie Johnson; ed Bucklin Mo; Chillicothe Mo Normal; m Marie Bushnell Sept 6, 1936 Fremont; s John E; 1907-11 farmed with father near Bucklin Mo; 1911-14 with Heyn Studio, Omaha; 1914 photographer with brother in G N Skoglund Studio, Lincoln; 1915-19 with brother J W in Omaha studio; 1919-22 with Hartsook Studio, San Francisco & Sacramento Cal; 1922 with brother J W in Omaha studio; 1923- owner & opr studio, Fremont; Neb St Photographers Assn; dir Missouri Valley Photographers Assn; C of C; past mbr Kiwanis; past mbr BPOE; IOOF; LOOM; Presby Ch; Rep; hobby, home workshop; off 541 N Broad; res Fremont.
SOFTLEY, ALFRED: Educator & Farmer; b Ovington, England June 26, 1868; s of James Softley-Sarah Griggs; ed England; Mich; Dodge CO; Fremont Normal BSc, BA; m Cleophine Fauquet Aug 25, 1890 Saunders Co; s Arthur, Howard, James; d Elsie (Mrs E E Luedtke), Elma (dec); 1883 came to U S, 1883-85 lived in Mich; 1885 came to Fremont; 1887-1919 tchr Dodge Co schs & in Beemer, Oakdale, Madrid, Grant; 1897-99 Perkins Co surveyor; 1898-1908 co supt of schs; 1909-17 instr in psychology & literature at Fremont Normal; originated buzzer system used in various colleges; 25 years tchr in various institutions in state, giving numerous addresses at tchrs convs & institutes; attended 1st tchrs Inst with Dan Stephens, J A Yoger; AOUW; First Bapt Ch, deacon; Dem, candidate for state supt of schs 1904; hobby, children; res near Fremont.
SONIN, JOHN: Clothier; b Russia Apr 6, 1881; s of Bear Sonin-Rose Ginsberg; ed Grand Island; m Hazel Sampter Aug 10, 1910 Fremont; 1900-03 emp in clothing store, Sedalia Mo; 1903 ptr of father in firm B Sonin & Son; 1904 pur father's int; 1904- owner & mgr John Sonin Co; has ints in land & real est in Neb & Colo; Natl Clothiers Assn, past pres, natl dir; C of C; past pres Jr C of C; BPOE, chmn of bldg com since 1925; AF&AM 15, Scot Rite, Tangier Shrine; POE; 1891 parents came from Russia to U S, settled in Grand Island, father estab B Sonin Clothing Store; off 410 N Main; res 1340 North H, Fremont.
SORENSEN, J MARENUS: Banker; b Ord, Neb June 20, 1890; s of Lars B Sorensen-Anna Olsen; ed Valley Co; Fremont Normal; m Marie Peterson June 24, 1922 Fremont; s Robert M, William E, Howard A; 1906 with L B Bailey & Sons gen store, Ord; 1907 with City Pharm, Ord; 1910 with Ord Merc Co; 1911-12 with G W Milford & Sons Dry Goods, Ord; 1913-16 bkkpr Ord State Bank; 1916-18 bkkpr Fremont State Bank, 1918-19 asst cash, 1920- dir, 1920-26 cash, 1927-28 VP 1929- dir, 1929-38 VP Stephens Natl Bank, 1939- exec VP; dir & secy Fremont State Co; dir & treas Fremont Mortgage Co; 1934-35 chmn, 1935-36 pres exec coun of Neb Bankers Assn, coun mbr 6 years; 1929 & 1934 Neb VP Amer Bankers Assn, 1938-40 mbr bank management com; 1932- dir Regional Agrl Credit Corp; during World War joined U S army in June 1918 with 222nd field signal batt, at Camp Mead Md, disch as sgt at Camp Dodge Jan 18, 1919; 4 years 1st adj & 2 years finance ofcr Amer Leg post 20; mbr Jr C of C; dir Sr C of C; 1923-25 pres YMCA; AF&AM, Tangier Shrine; 1917 chancellor comm, 2 years dist dep grand chancellor of Neb K P; dir & pres 1929 Kiwanis; 1938 chmn Pawnee dist BSA; Bapt Ch, 5 years VP state conv & 4 years pres Young Peoples conv; hobbies, woodwork; off Stephens Natl Bank; res 645 W 9th, Fremont.
SPATH, HENRY S: Stockman & Farmer; b Dodge Co, Neb June 25, 1870; s of Fred Spath-Caroline Senamus; ed Scribner; m Addle Bauer Feb 16, 1893 Scribner; s Ray L; d Mona C (Mrs Clarence Zucker), Edna E (Mrs John Lamberty); 1887- indep farmer; 1901- breeder of pure-bred Herefords; 1910- ins agt for Farmers Dodge Co Mutual Ins Assn; 1903- dir of First Natl Bank since orgn; 1896-1920 dir sch bd; org first Tele Co in this territory, bd mbr 6 years; past treas of original twp bd; 1904- treas cemetery bd; past pres & dir of Scribner stock & agrI show; past mbr of combination sales of Hereford breeders; Neb & Amer Bankers Assns; Farmers Union; MWA, past venerable councilman; St Johns Luth Ch, past treas; hobby, Hereford cattle; res Scribner.
SPEAR, E J: Furniture Dealer; b Fremont, Neb Jan 28, 1880; s of Louis Spear-Maggie Muller; ed Scribner HS; course in embalming, Chicago; Eccles Coll, Philadelphia; m Lou Belle Arthur June 30, 1909 Scribner; s Gifford Arthur; 1896 on farm with uncle, Joe Muller; 1897-1904 with John M Diels mill, Scribner; 1904-06 emp at Hotel Hardner; 1906 owner & opr furn & undertaking bus; pres swimming pool; pres cemetery bd; Neb & Natl Funeral Dirs Assns; C of C, past pres, secy, VP; past pres, mgr Scribner Baseball Club; ARC; past mbr Royal Highlanders; AOUW; past master AF&AM 132; Chris Ch; Dem; J B Robinson, grandfather Mrs Spear, built first mill in this part of country; res Scribner.
SPEAR, FREDERICK L: District Judge; b Genoa, Neb Oct 20, 1892; s of E M Spear-Lucia Wilson: ed Genoa HS; U of N, LLB 1913; m Margherite Shneider Apr 15, 1921 Fremont; 1913 adm to Neb bar; 1913-28 law prac, Fremont: 1928- judge 6th judicial dist; off Courthouse; res 438 W 16th, Fremont.
STELK, HERMAN: Service Station Owner; b Germany May 16, 1884; s of Claus W Stelk-Antje Emke; ed Germany; Midland Coll; m Minnie A Foss Jan 22, 1927 Chicago; d Gladys Lucille; 1900 came to US, farmed, learned harness makers trade, Davenport Ia; 1904-10 with Fremont Saddlery Co; made 6 mos trip touring Europe; 1910-18 with J H Haney Saddlery, Omaha; 1920-27 owner & opr Stelk Tire & Leather Co, Fremont; 1927- owner & opr Stelk Super-Service; 1938 built onestop super-service station, & installed brake & light test equipment; C of C; TPA; BPOE; MWA; WOW; Izaak Walton; past trustee Salem Luth Ch, mbr bldg com; Dem; hobby, church work; res 1130 E 6th, Fremont.
STEPHENS, DAN VOORHEES: Banker; b Bloomington, Ind Nov 4, 18681; s of Richard Lewis Stephens-Martha Lamkins; ed Valparaiso Ind Coll; Midland Coll, honorary LLD 1935; m Hannah Boe June 24, 1890 North Bend; d Edith (dec 1902), foster d Estella Bell (Mrs Harrison, dec); sch tchr in early life & was Dodge Co supt of schs 1890-94; later publisher, contributor to bank publications; author Silas Cobb, Phelps & His Tchrs, Cottonwood Yarns, Peter Stephens & Some of His Descendants, Passing of the Buffalo; also held farm ints; pres Stephens Natl Bank, Fremont; pres Neb St Co; pres Hammond & Stephens Co; VP Neb St B & L Assn; VP Crystal Refgrigerator (sic) Co; apptd to 62nd U S congress to fill term James P Latta (dec), three times re-elec as representative 3rd Neb congressional dist; mbr interstate & foreign commerce com, & other congressional coms; mbr Fremont & Neb state bds of edn; apptd by Pres Roosevelt as chmn Neb St advisory bd of PWA 1933-34; mbr exec coun Neb Bankers Assn 1922-24, mbr agrl com 1924-28 & chmn 1924-25; 1929-30 pres state bank div of Amer Bankers Assn, 1935 apptd mbr at large of exec coun; Rotary; 1923-33 VP Neb Dairy Development Soc; 1932 pres Brown Swiss Cattle Breeders Assn of USA; 1933 pres Neb St Dairymen's Assn; Dem, 1904 del to natl conv at St Louis, 1908 del at large & chmn natl conv at Denver, 1920 del to natl conv at San Francisco, 1924 chmn of delegation at natl
1 Died Jan. 13, 1939.
conv, N Y, 1932 del-at-large at natl conv, Chicago; res Fremont.
Dodge Who's Who
STEWART, FRED B: Cleaner & Dyer; b Mt Pleasant, Ia Oct 10, 1880; s of James T Stewart-Eliza Binford; ed Fremont HS; m Marie Christensen Feb 21, 1912 Fremont; d Zoe Irene; prior to 1905 in sales work for Amer Express Co; 1905-07 owner & opr cleaning bus, Wahoo; 1907- owner & opr first cleaning & dyeing plant in Fremont; one of first cleaners in Neb; used club plan with mbrs paying dues; Neb Assn of Cleaners & Dyers, past pres; Natl Assn of Dyers & Cleaners, has att orgn meetings in all parts of US; C of C; Rotary; BPOE; KP; Congl Ch; Rep; off 93 W 6th; res 707 W 6th, Fremont.
STEWART, JOSEPHINE: Florist; b Fremont, Neb Oct 20, 1892; d of William S Stewart-Lula Jackson; ed Fremont HS; Fremont Normal; Sigma Epsilon Alpha, past pres; 1910-15 with Fremont Tribune; 1915-28 with Paul Coulson in ins bus; 1928-33 owner & opr ins agcy; 1933- owner & opr flower shop pur from Fred Baker; Neb St Florists Soc; FTDA; C of C; B&PW ch mbr, past pres, past state pres, past mbr natl bd, chmn of employment bur; Rebekah, past noble grand; Girl Scouts, coun mbr, camp mgr & secy 6 years; YWCA, past mbr; DUV; Theta Rho, sponsor; asst secy Dodge Co ARC; Meth Ch, past secy of jr dept, past asst supt of SS, past pres Epworth League, VP Omaha dist Epworth League; hobby, photography; off 647 N Park; res, Fremont.
STIGILE, WESLEY G: Hardware Marchant; b Long Pine, Neb Aug 4, 1890; s of Robert B Stigile-Anna Geisinger; ed Walthill; m Maude Irene Pryer Sept 25, 1919 Primrose; d Iola Bernice, Lois Elizabeth; 1907-09 emp by Lasse & Allinson Hdw Store, Walthill; 1909-11 with Lasse & Allinson Hdw Store in Lyons; 1911-13 with Walter Gabler Hdw Co, Winside; 1913-34 ptr of N J White in hdw bus, Primrose; 1934- owner & opr hdw bus, Hooper; during World War 1918 enl in U S army Co B 8th div ammunition train, stationed Camp Fremont Cal, Camp Mills L I, Camp Lee Va, disch Camp Dodge Ia Feb 12, 1919; Amer Leg, comm post 18; 40 & 8, Winside; Neb Retail Hdw Assn; KP; AF&AM, Cedar Rapids; hobby, fishing; off & res, Hooper.
STONE, WILLIAM M: Real Estate & Insurance Agent; b Chatsworth, Ill Jan 26, 1869; s of Addison Stone-Catherine Joyce; ed Central City; St Marys Coll; Fremont Normal 1894, m Elizabeth Owens Apr 17, 1895 Fremont; s Clarence L, Bernard R; d Mabel A (Mrs Walter Giblin), Zita J, Mary L, Catherine J; tchr in Merrick Co 7 years, Merrick Co supt of schs 2 years; farmed during part of this time on fathers farm, Merrick Co; 1903-11 owner & opr Stone Merc Co, Greenwood; 1912- owner & opr W M Stone Real Est & Ins Co, Fremont; represented HOLC in Dodge Co until July 1938; 1918-20 J P; 1935- appraiser for Fed Housing Administration; past mbr of sch bd & city coun, Greenwood; Fremont Real Est Ed, pres; pres, Fremont Fire Underwriters Assn; C of C; KC; Cath Ch; Dem; parents came to Neb in 1872 & estab grain & merc bus; off 143 E 6th; res 742 E 8th, Fremont.
STRESE, JOHN A: Manager Light & Power Co; b Wisner, Neb Dec 24, 1896; s of Paul Strese-Mary Meht; ed Wisner; prior to 1918 farmed on father's farm; 1919 with Wisner Power Co; 1919-24 with Henningson Engineering Co, Omaha; 1924- territory mgr Neb Power Co, in Glenwood Ia, in Ashland 3 years, now in Hooper: pres vol fire dept; during World War served in U S army Aug to Dec 1918, attached to signal corps, Lincoln; service ofcr Amer Leg post 18, past comm; 40 & 8; secy Comml Club; com chmn BSA; AF&AM 72; IOOF 390; KP, past chancellor; Congl Ch; hobbies, stamp collecting, hunting, fishing; off Neb Power Co; res Hooper.
SUHR, HERMAN F: County Assessor; b Burt Co, Neb Nov 13, 1879; s of Rudolph C Suhr-Gassina K Lujgen; ed Burt Co; m Emma Anthony Feb 26, 1903 Burt Co; d Irene K (Mrs LeRoy C Phillips); 1903-14 farmed, Burt Co; 1914-35 carp, Fremont; 1921-23 ward assessor Dodge Co; 1935- Dodge Co assessor; farm owner in Saunders & Dodge Cos: Trinity Evang Ch, bd mbr 5 years, trustee 11 years; Dem; hobby, fishing; off Courthouse; res 1340 North C, Fremont.
SVOBODA, NOMAN FRANK: Chiropodist; b Omaha, Neb Aug 5, 1907; s of James J Svoboda-Anna Opecinsky; ed Central H S Omaha; Ill Coll of Chiropody & Foot Surgery 1929, Dr of Surgical Chiropody; Alpha Gamma Kappa; m Clarice M Bancroft Feb 25, 1933 Wichita Kas; s William Bancroft; 1929-31 Interne in Chicago under Dr I J Reis; 1931- chiropodist, Fremont; Natl Assn of Chiropodists, Neb Assn of Chiropodists; Rotary; YMCA; Presby Ch, trustee; hobbies, music, wood-work & horticulture; off 209 Stephens Natl Bank Bldg; res Fremont.
SWIHART, FLORENCE EDITH: City Editor; b Fremont, Neb Apr 27, 1906; d of J W Swihart-Ella May Wilson; ed Fremont HS 1924; Midland Coll; U of N, BA 1928; Pi Beta Phi; Theta Sigma Phi; Phi Delta Chi; 1928-29 sch tchr, Gandy; 1929- society reporter, later society editor, then city editor; wrote words for published songs "A Litle Bit of This & a Little Bit of That," ("That's That Dream Girl of Mine"), music written by Norman Goodbrod; 1936 winner NPA prize for best news-story of the year; mbr Fremont Symphony Orchestra; PEO; hobbies, reading, tennis, music, golf; off Fremont Daily Tribune; res 807 E Military Ave, Fremont.
SWIHART, JOHN W: Professor of Music; b Kankakee Co, Ill Nov 28, 1869; s of Simpson Swihart- Barbara Walker; ed HS in Will Co, Ill; Northern Ind Normal Sch, Valparaiso Ind, BSc; Amer Conservatory of Music, Omaha; m Ella Wilson June 19, 1905 Fairbury; d Florence; 1893- tchr of music, Fremont Normal; 1918- tchr of private music lessons; music tchr 20 years at Dana Coll, Blair; mbr Fremont Symphony Orchestra; Neb Music Educators Assn; Meth Ch, in chg of orchestra; hobby, raising turkeys; res 807 E Military, Fremont.
TAPSTER, JOHN R: Pharmacist; b Sleaford, England Nov 30, 1876; s of John Tapster-Margaret Banks; ed England; Highland Park; Coll of Pharm, Des Moines Ia; m Emily W Cullom Mar 12, 1903 Lead S D; d Jean M; 1891 came from England to Neb; worked on farm & in nursery at Syracuse short time; 1898-1904 with druggists in Lead S D & North Bend; 1904- owner & mgr of J R Tapster Drug Store; AF&AM, 119, past master & past grand master; Scot Rite; OES, pres of MasonicEastern Star Home for Children, Fremont; Prot; res North Bend.
TAYLOR, CHARLES W: Auctioneer; b Harris, Mo Mar 30, 1891; s of Fred S Taylor-Almetta Inman; ed Wellman Ia; Cedar Rapids Ia, Bus Coll; m Ethel P Cochran Jan 15, 1919 What Cheer Ia; d Margaret M; 1911-12 with John Elgin in auto bus, Cedar Rapids Ia; 1913-14 owner & opr auto agcy, Cedar Rapids Ia; 1914-27 auctioneer, What Cheer Ia, sold purebred stock in Ind & Ill; 1927-33 auctioneer, Omaha; 1933- with Taylor & Wells, auctioneers, Fremont; also in purebred cattle bus; Natl Spotted Poland China Record Assn, dir; Natl Assn of Swine Records, past dir; C of C; BPOE 514; AF&AM; FOE 200; Dem; hobby, baseball; off 500 S Main; res 1150 E Military, Fremont.
TILLMAN, AUGUST M: Banker.; b Dodge Co. Neb Aug 1, 1870; s of Frank M Tillman-Anna Enderly; ed Dodge Co; m Matilda Von Essen Aug 2, 1893 Hooper (dec 1896); s Cornelius H (dec Jan 24, 1918); d Luella (Mrs Edward J Monnich); m Edna Hartung Uehling May 27, 1908 Chicago; d Auralea (Mrs C M Nelson); 1886-88 in printing off Hooper Sentinel, & asst P M at Hooper; 1888-1903 oprd hotel, bottling works & plumbing co at different times; 1903- pres & dir First Natl Bank of Hooper; 1910-14 lived in Omaha; 1921-25 mayor of Hooper; 1925-29 lived in San Antonio Tex; 1908- owner one-third int in 40,000 A ranch near Tampico Mexico; during World War assisted in loan & ARC drives; Comml Club; master of finance KP 89; Grace Luth Ch; Dem; hobbies, hunting, fishing; off & res Hooper.
TOWNSEND, MERL C: Bank Vice President; b Sterling, Neb Dec 14, 1896; s of George Townsend-Emma Corson; ed Tecumseh HS; U of N; BSc; mbr livestock judging team 1917-18; 1918 capt track team; Sigma Phi Epsilon; Innocents; m Anna Brundage Oct 9, 1920 Tecumseh; s George Alan; d Barbara Jean; during World War served in OTC field arty Camp Zachary Taylor, disch Dec 1918; Amer Leg post 20; 1918-19 Dixon Co agrl agt; 1919-31 farmed near Tecumseh; 1931-39 Dodge Co agrl agt; June 1939 resigned position & became VP Fremont Natl Bank; past pres & past dir Neb Assn of Co Agrl Agts, 1936-38 del to natl conv. Chicago, 1937 mbr natl com of outstanding cc agrl agts, 1939 mbr natl com on retirement plan; Farmers Ednl & Co-op Union of Amer; C of C; past dir Kiwanis & past chmn agrl com; AF&AM; past trustee Presby Ch, supt ch sch past 7 years; hobby, sports; Mrs Townsend owns int in Tecumseh Chieftain & is mbr NPA; res 1437 N Broad, Fremont.
TRESNAK, ANTON A: Secretary & Treasurer Loan Co; b Dodge, Neb June 10, 1892; s of Anton F Tresnak-Anna Havelka; ed Boy Acad, Lisle Ill; Lisle Ill Bus Acad; m Matilda Svoboda Jan 12, 1915 Omaha; s Joseph, Anthony; d Emily (Mrs Edward Sladovnik), Betty, Rose Marie; 1908 with CB&Q RR offs, Omaha; 1909-14 with father Anton F Tresnak farmed near Dodge; 1914-26 indep farmer & raiser of purebred hogs & cattle; 1926-32 clk Surety Natl Farm Loan Assn, 1932- secy & treas, past dir; mbr village bd; secy of Natl Assn of Secys & Treas of the 8th Fed Land Bank dist; dir & secy C of C; Cath Workmen; Cath Ch; Dem; off & res Dodge.
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TUNBERG, ANTON: County Supervisor; b Dodge Co, Neb Jan 25, 1878; s of Alexander E Tunberg- Augusta Klingbiel; ed Hooper HS; m Norah Stroh June 19, 1901 Hooper; s Dean W; 1892-1918 with father in impl bus; 1918-30 opr Buick agcy; 1930-35 emp in selling feeds, salt, etc; 1935- Dodge Co supervisor; MWA; Neb Assn of Co commrs, Co Clks, Co Registers of Deeds & Co Highway Commrs; Dodge Co Agrl Assn, past mbr; Comml Club, past mbr; Dem; hobbies, livestock, Dodge Co Old Peoples Home; off Courthouse; res Hooper.
UHLIG, MRS EVANGELINE: Poultry Raiser; b Dodge Co, Neb Dec 29, 1897; d of Charles Basler- Margaret A Tillman; ed Dodge, Knox & Antelope Cos; Hooper HS 1916; m George E Uhlig Apr 23, 1919 Fremont; s George Ernest II; 1916-19 tchr, Dodge Co; 1919- homemaker; 1929 moved with husband to stock farm near Hooper; 1930- specializes in raising White Holland turkeys, has won numerous prizes in Dodge Co fairs, ships dressed turkeys to Penn, Mich, Ia. & Neb; ships live turkeys for breeding purposes to Tex, N D & Neb; sells turkey eggs for hatching to Mass, N J, Mich, Ia & Neb; Natl White Holland Turkey Club; past pres Womans Club; Lima Cath Ch, past pres St Rose Guild; Dem; hobbies, pastel art work & amateur photography; res Hooper.
UHLIG, GEORGE E: Owner Meat Market; b Talmage, Neb Jan 28, 1891; a of Ernest Uhlig-Annie Schneider; ed New Orleans La; Blair; m Evangeline Basler Apr 23, 1919 Fremont; s George Ernest II; 1904-06 emp in father's meat market, Plainview; 1906 came to Hooper & worked with father in meat market until 1912; 1912-16 in U S N disch as 1st class fireman Aug 12, 1916; 1916-22 worked with father in market; 1922- owner & mgr of City Meat Market since father's death; owner & opr stock farm near Hooper; 1908-32 player in Hooper Baseball Club, one of org in 1920 of Elkhorn Valley League; Rep; hobbies, reading & radio; res Hooper.
VAN ANDA, ALBERT: City Treasurer; b Fremont, Neb Nov 30, 1885; s of John A Van Anda-Elvina W Taggart; ed Fremont HS; m Jessie M Albers June 5, 1912 Fremont; d Carolyn M (Mrs Donald Dobson), Frances E; 1903-09 bill clk, cash C&NW RR; 1909-17 bkkpr Comml Natl Bank, Fremont, 1917-21 asst cash; 1921-33 cash Union Natl Bank; 1935- city treas, Fremont; Kiwanis; AF&AM, R&SM, RAM, KT; vice-grand IOOF; Fist Congl Ch; Rep; hobbies, fishing, hunting; res 707 E 6th, Fremont.
VANDENBERG, MRS JENNIE HALL: Clubwoman; b Scribner, Neb Jan 6, 1887; d of Thomas Hall-Jane Golder; ed Scribner HS; Fremont Normal, BA 1903: U of N, BA 1905; m John L Vandenberg June 8, 1910 Fremont; d Margaret, Helen (Mrs Raymond Dahl), Jean Elizabeth; 1903-10 tchr & prin in Beemer, Plainview, Battle Creek & Neligh; 1910-23 tchr & HS prin, Battle Creek; 1923-38 bus mgr of Hall estate, Scribner; 1938 with husband pur 400 A of land, the former home of Mrs Vandenberg; Battle Creek Womans Club, ch mbr; Scribner Womans Club, ch mbr, past pres; state treas NFWC, past treas, past VP, & past pres of 3rd dist; Congl Ch, ladies aid; hobby, club work: parents came to Neb in 1869 & settled near Scribner, pur 920 A land & oprd stock & grain farm; res Scribner.
VAN METRE, RICHARD T: Physician; b Cedar Falls, Ia July 25, 1879; s of Isaiah Van Metre-Eleanor E Thompson; ed Waterloo, Ia; U of Ia, MD 1905: in Marie G Murdock Jan 17, 1906 Iowa City (dec Jan 15, 1935); s Richard T Jr; m Mary E Connor Sept 26, 1936 Grand Island; learned printers trade with father on Waterloo Tribune; 1906-12 prac med, Dow City Ia; 1912- med prac, Fremont; 1935- staff mbr of Good Samaritan Hosp; during World War in U S army, capt med corps July 1918 to Jan 1919; Amer Leg, org post 20; Dodge Co Med Soc, past secy, past pres; Elkhorn Valley Med Soc, past pres; Neb St & AMA; Kiwanis, ch mbr; Fremont Golf Club; AF&AM 15, RAM; Episc Ch; Rep; hobby, golf; off 506 Stephens Natl Bank Bldg; res 706 E 5th, Fremont.
VLASAK, MILO J: Dentist; b Prague, Neb Dec 12, 1908; s of Joseph Vlasak-Caroline Vasina; ed Prague HS; U of N; U of Minn, DDS; Delta Sigma Delta; 1932 with father in gen mdse store, Prague; 1933- dentist, North Bend; lt in ROTC, dental corps; mbr vol fire dept; Dodge Co Dental Soc; past mbr Neb St & ADA: Lions; past mbr C of C; ARC; ZCBJ; Cath Ch; Dem; hobbies, sports, football; off Kastle Bldg; res North Bend.
WALKER, LESTER A: Publisher; b McCook, Neb Aug 2, 1905; s of C L Walker-Ursula Smith; ed McCook; U of N; m Maxine Johnson June 24, 1935 Herman Neb; 1924-25 reporter McCook Daily Gazette; 1925-26 with United Press, Lincoln; 1926-28 advertising mgr McCook Daily Gazette; 1928- 33 owner Walker Printing Co, McCook; 1934-36 advertising solicitor Sheridan Wyo Press; 1937 advertising dir Wyoming St Tribune & Wyo Stockman-Farmer, Cheyenne Wyo; 1938 bus mgr & part owner North Platte Daily Bulletin, treas; 1939- VP & publisher Fremont Morning Guide; C of C; Kiwanis; off 507 N Broad; res 350 West 19th, Fremont.
WALLING, CHARLES A: Lumber & Coal Dealer; b Waverly, Neb July 24, 1885; s of James S Walling-Telitha Richardson; ed Lancaster Co; m Evelyn Marvin June 10, 1908 Greenwood; s Clyal A; d Valeria (Mrs Willard K Grove), Mary E; after father's death worked on farm, 1901-02 mgr; 1903 moved with mother to Greenwood, learned carp trade & worked in various positions until 1905; 1905-07 foreman for Reno Walsh Construction Co, Lincoln; 1908 in bldg trade in Lexington; 1909-14 bldg contr, working along UP RR North-Platte to Lexington; 1914-29 bldg contr, Fremont; 1929- owner & mgr Walling Lbr & Coal Co; Neb Lbr Mchts Assn; C of C, mbr traffic com past 7 years; YMCA; past master AF&AM 15, RAM 8, R&SM 7, past comm KT 9, Tangier Shrine; past worthy patron OES; IOOF 59: Natl Rifle Assn; Presby Ch; hobbies, hunting big game, has large collection mounted specimens from hunting trips, rifle shooting: father (dec 1898) born in O & mother in Va, 1864 settled on farm in Lancaster Co; Mrs Walling is 1st cousin Ross Marvin, only mbr to lose life on Perry polar expedition; active in lbr & coal bus; off W Military & C&NW tracks; res 207 E 12th, Fremont.
WALTHER, NILE O: Monument Dealer; b Wymore, Neb July 14, 1885; s of William J Walther-Mary E Lantz; ed Blue Springs HS; Atchison Kas Bus Coll; La Salle Extn U, law course; ICS, civil engrs course; m Pearl Wirt May 17, 1908 Osceola: s Norris E, William H, Nile Jr; d Mary E (Mrs Kenneth Uehling); 1902-12 teleg opr & station agt for CB&Q RR at Wymore & other points in Neb; 1912-14 with Walther & Pinkman Monument Co, Lyons; 1914-16 with Walther & Vickery Monument Co at Wahoo, 1916- owner, 1930 bus renamed N O Walther & Son, 1932 moved firm to Fremont; past dir First Natl Bank of Wahoo; 1930-32 cash Bank of Cedar Bluffs, past dir; mbr Wahoo sch bd 4 terms; during World War served in Wahoo HG; past pres Memorial Craftsmen of Neb; C of C; YMCA; past master AF&AM, past high priest RAM 43, past grand high priest; Scot Rite 32o; Sesostris Shrine; past patron OES; Presby Ch; Rep; hobbies, lodge work, history; off 235 W Military; res 528 W 19th, Fremont.
WATSON, C K: Merchant; b Appleton, Wis July 29, 1867; s of J J Watson-Lucy Kendrick; ed Kansas City Mo HS; m Margaret McVicker Oct 1893 North Bend; s Raymond M; d Marjorie; 1889-96 with Chicago Lbr Co as yard mgr, North Bend; 1896-99 mgr Colo Lbr & Fuel Co, Cripple Creek Colo; 1898 pur Kavan int in North Bend Lbr & Coal Co; 1899 org Cherny-Watson Lbr Co, 1899- opr; past mbr sch bd; past mbr city coun; past mbr C of C; AF&AM, past master; Neb Lbr Mchts Assn; United Presby Ch; Rep; hobby, outdoor sports; res North Bend.
WATSON, RAY M: Merchant; b Cripple Creek, Colo Oct 22, 1898; s of C K Watson-Margaret McVicker; ed North Bend HS; U of N; Delta Tau Delta; m Carol Newton Oct 16, 1926 Omaha; d Patricia Carol; 1920-26 with Cherny-Watson Lbr Co, Walthill; 1926- with Cherney-Watson Co, North Bend; mbr bd of edn since 1934; past mbr C of C; Lions; AF&AM; United Presby Ch; Rep; hobbies, fishing, sports; res North Bend.
WELLS, GLENN E: Manager Auction firm; b Edgerton, Kas Oct 8, 1897; s of George S Wells-Serrelda Eddy; ed Williamsburg Kas HS; Ottawa
Kas U; m M Myrtle Barnes June 17, 1923 Ottawa Kas; s John Sidney; d Charis Joan, Maralee; 1920- 25 farmed with father near Ottawa Kas & in G S Wells & Son purebred hog bus; 1925-30 with D C Collier published Spotted Poland China Digest, Kansas City Mo; 1930- representative of Spotted Poland China Digest, Omaha-, 1931- owner & opr Taylor-Wells Auction Co in Fremont, lived at Hooper until 1934 when moved to Fremont; mbr sch bd; C of C; Rotary; BPOE 514; AF&AM 18; POE 200; YMCA; Grace Luth Ch; Dem; hobby, sports; off 500 S Main; res 106 E 17th, Fremont.
Dodge Who's Who
WIEGMAN, FRED C: College President; b Wellsburg, Ia, Feb 15, 1899; s of Frederick Wiegmann- Bertha Hammerschmidt; ed Ill; Okla; Hastings HS; Midland Coll, BA 1924: Western Theological Seminary, BD 1927; m Mary C Rangeler June 14, 1927 Fremont; d Herma Jean; 1911-12 printer's devil, Howells Journal; 1916 galley boy & proof reader, Lincoln State Journal; fall of 1916 with Fisk Rubber Co of Hastings, then asst mgr at Memphis Tenn until Nov 1918; Nov 1918-Sept 1919 dept mgr Kirkendall & Son, Omaha; 1923-24 baggage clk for CB&Q RR, Hastings; 1927-30 pastor First Luth Ch, Nebraska City; 1930-37 pastor North Platte First Luth Ch; 1937-39 pastor Fremont Salem Luth Ch; 1939- pres Midland Coll; during World War drafted 4 days before Armistice was signed; Rotary, pres 1928, mbr internatl service com; C of C; YMCA & Hi-Y sponsor; BSA committeeman; Luth Ch, mbr exec com & 2 years secy synod of Neb; mbr exec com Midland assembly; pres Fremont Ministerial Assn; Old Timers' Club, toastmaster at reception for Pres William Jeffers of UP RR; hobbies, carpentry & mechanics: father left Germany to escape mil conscript, settled in Chicago & org missions; pioneer in establishing missions in German language W of Mississippi River; off Midland Coll; res 325 E 10th, Fremont.
WILSON, CHARLES M: Clergyman; b Garnett, Kas Nov 28, 1884; s of James L Wilson-Flora Davis; ed Garnett Kas HS; Sterling Kas Coll; Xenia O Seminary, BA 1918; m Elsie Whaley Feb 27, 1912 Garnett Kas; 1912-15 farmer, Anderson Co Kas; 1918-21 pastor United Presby Ch, Baldwin, Ill: 1921-26 pastor United Presby Ch, Hanover Ill; 1926- pastor United Presby Ch, North Bend, also serves Webster Presby Ch, North Bend; dir Pittsburg-Xenia Seminary, Pittsburg Penn; 5 years clk Neb presbytery, United Presby Ch; res North Bend.
WINDHUSEN, JOHN HENRY: Retired; b Hooper, Neb Dec 28, 1873; s of Theodor Windhusen-Anna Adaline Weuke: ed Fremont Normal; m Alma W Sieper Jan 16, 1901 Scribner; s C Theodore; d Christine (Mrs Haye), Louise M, Frieda M, Dorothea K (Mrs Suhr), Lenora M (Mrs Lawrence Hunteman), A Henrietta, Alice W; 1896-97 bkkpr Farmers Grain & Stock Co, Hooper; 1898-1901 farmed with father near Hooper; 1901-1936 indep farmer & stock raiser; 1926-32 pres Hooper State Bank; Sept 1936- ret; Lions; Neb Bankers Assn; KP; AF&AM 72, past master; Zion Luth Ch; Dem; hobbies, wood-work, stamp collecting, livestock; res Hooper.
WINKELMAN, RICHARD A: Attorney; b Sidney, Neb Apr 25, 1904; s of Frank Winkelman-Addle West; ed Fremont HS; Midland Coll; Northwestern U: Creighton U, LLB 1928; Gamma Eta Gamma; m Cecilia M Ederer June 18, 1928; d Dionne; 1928 adm to Neb bar; 1928 with Crane Law Co, Omaha; 1929- owner half int in Pollard Ins Agcy renamed Jones-Winkelman Co, also prac law; 1932- indep law prac, Fremont; 1935- Fremont municipal judge; Neb St Bar Assn; pres Neb Jr C of C; YMCA; FOE; secy BPOE 514; Fremont Golf Club; St Patrick's Cath Ch; Rep, secy city com; pres Dodge Co Y R Club; hobbies, golf, bowling; off Hein Bldg; res 1450 N Main, Fremont.
WINTERSTEEN, WALDO: Attorney; b Harrisonville, O Feb 1, 1864; s of James H Wintersteen-Mahala Dunlap; ed HS; m Grace Palmer June 3, 1893 Arlington; d Ruth (Mrs A M Carmichael); 1895-1938 prac law Fremont; J P 1893-97; Dodge Co judge 1897-1901 & 1913-29; 1938 ret; in 1st regular NNG, Co E on White River during Sioux Indian War & battle of Wounded Knee Dec 1890; C of C; BPOE; FOE; AF&AM; Congl Ch; hobbies, gardening, fishing, reading, riding; came with parents to Neb 1871, has lived in same house since 1882; res 751 North L, Fremont.
WOLZ, GEORGE F: Retired; b Philadelphia, Penn Dec 30, 1861; s of George Wolz-Christina Basler; ed Fremont HS; m Maggie L Pfeiffer Feb 15, 1883 Fremont; d Ida M (Mrs Glen Pope), Laura; 1881-1916 owner & opr restaurant & bakery; 1908-16 part time mgr C of C; 1916-37 full time mgr & 2nd secy C of C; 1937 till ret; 1903-09 & 1911-14 mayor; 1913 first pres Neb Good Roads Assn; 3rd pres League of Neb Municipalities; 1st pres Neb Bankers Assn; mbr state highway coun, Lincoln Highway Assn; C of C, life mbr; Jr C of C; Rotary; past col & past state comm SUV; IOOF, past noble grand & past col; honor mbr AF&AM, Shrine; past col KP; MWA; Silver Beaver, BSA; WOW; BPOE; Congl Ch; Rep; hobby, BSA & Girl Scout work; 1867 parents came to Fremont; res 444 E Military Ave, Fremont.
WRIGHT, LON D: Superintendent of Utilities Dept; b Boone, Ia, Mar 11, 1891; s of Lon D Wright-Nellie M Elder; ed Sioux City Ia HS; Fremont Normal; m Dora M Haman Mar 4, 1914 Fremont; s John F, William D; 1907-10 fireman, dept of utilities, Fremont, 1910-14 engr, 1914-29 chief engr, 1930- gen supt; Natl Assn of Power Engrs; C of C; Kiwanis; Fremont Country Club; AF&AM 15, York Rite, KT: BPOE; Salem Luth Ch; hobbies, golf, football; off Main & Military; res 747 N Main, Fremont.
YOUNG, SETH W: Retired; b North Bend, Neb Nov 30, 1856; s of George Young-Ann Miller & first male white child born in Dodge Co; ed North Bend; m Annie Watson May 14, 1884 North Bend; s George, Horace J; d Louise (Mrs W K Robertson); helped brothers build father's 80 A farm to 600 A, raised purebred Aberdeen Angus cattle 30 years; 1919 sold farm & ret; repur farm in 1922, & leases it to tenants; 15 years mbr sch bd; past steward & past dist steward Meth Ch; Indep; hobby, reading; 1850 parents came from Scotland to Ill, came to North Bend 1856; res North Bend.
ZELLERS, J SHERMAN: Dentist; b Monroeville, O Sept 20, 1886; s of Moses T Zellers-Alice C Trautman; ed Hooper HS; Kansas City Dental Coll, DDS 1908; m Almira J Baker Oct 18, 1910 Cook; s Donald T (dec), J Sherman Jr; d Elizabeth A (Mrs A O Edwards), Joan M, Margaret; 1908- dentist, Hooper; secy bd of edn; Dodge Co Dental Soc; Neb St Dental Assn; Comml Club; AF&AM 72; Grace Luth Ch; Rep; hobby, baseball; res Hooper.
ZIMMERMAN, WILLIAM F: College Dean; b Falls City, Neb July 20, 1902; s of William Zimmerman- Anna Hartman; ed Salem HS; Midland Acad; Midland Coll, BA 1922; U of N MA 1926; Cornell U, PhD 1928; held Andrew D White fellowship in modern European history 2 years; student asst in history 1 year; m Meta S Ungerer July 17, 1930 Lyons, N Y; s William David; d Meta Ann; 1922-23 prin Dwight HS; 1923-25 tchr Luther Coll, Wahoo; 1928- prof of history & political science at Midland Coll, 1929-34 dean of men; 1934- coll dean; mbr Neb History Tchrs Assn, past pres; Amer Hist Assn; dir of Fremont YMCA; Kiwanis, gov of Neb & Ia, dist 1939; BSA past chmn Fremont court of honor; United Luth Ch, coun mbr, Bible class tchr; Dem, secy Dodge Co Central Com, Fremont chmn; hobbies, athletics, gardening; off Midland Coll; res 1010 E 10th, Fremont.
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