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Hastholmon, and died there in 1901. His mother was born in Hastholmon, February 8, 1845, and died there October 12, 1927.

Mr. Gustafson is a member of the Tri County Community Club, the Red Cross, and the Nebraskana Society. He is affiliated with Zion Lutheran Church at Newman Grove and is a member of the Independent Order of odd Fellows. A Republican, he served as city councilman for 10 years and was city assessor for eight years. He has been a farmer, implement dealer, and well-driller at Newman Grove. At the present time he is assessor for the Shell Creek precinct in Madison County, Nebraska.

On June 20, 1906, he married Betty Lindo, daughter of Carl Henry and Minna (Terngren) Lindo, at Newman Grove. Mrs. Gustafson was born at Newman Grove. Mrs. Gustafson was born at Newman Grove, of Swedish parents, October 30, 1885. Her parents settled in Madison County in 1883. They were pioneer settlers and endured many hardships. They have a daughter, Mernie, born April 11, 1909, who married Emil Fahrlander. Residence: Newman Grove.

Blanche Lucile Albright Haas

One of Nebraska's most charming vocalists and composers, Blanche Albright Haas, is a native Nebraskan. She was born at Pawnee City, August 1, 1888, daughter of John Daniel and Ida Jane (Bowles) Albright. Her father, born at Armington, Illinois, May 10, 1856, was, until his retirement, a leading land and livestock owner, and was from 1914-18 county treasurer of Pawnee County. His grandfather Albright came to America from Germany. Ida Jane (Bowles) Albright was also a native of Armington, Illinois, born January 13, 1860. Before her marriage she was a teacher, and a graduate of the Illinois State Normal School. She was very active in church and civic work, woman's suffrage and the W. C. T. U., until her death at Pawnee on December 5, 1925. Her ancestry was English.

Mrs. Haas began her education in district number thirteen of Pawnee County, and was graduated from Pawnee City High School in 1906. During 1907-08 and 1909-10 she attended the University of Nebraska, where she was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. She married Fred Lipp Haas at Pawnee City, April 12, 1911. Mr. Haas, who was born in Pawnee City, December 2, 1887, is president and general manager of Haas Brothers Co. of Omaha. He is a member of the Rotary Club. They have one child, F. Lowell, born June 15, 1914. During 1931 he was elected to membership in the National Honor Society. He was graduated from high school in 1931 and now attends Dartmouth College.

By preference Mrs. Haas is a Republican. Her main interest is in things musical. She is a highly talented singer, and has composed the music for many songs, including: Cradle Song, A Home; The Harbinger; My Lady Spring; and Twilight Hours. She is a member of the Friends of Music, and is corresponding secretary of chapter B. N. of the P. E. O. Sisterhood. She is chairman of courtesy of Central High School Parents Teachers Association, and corresponding secretary of the Omaha College Club, a branch of the American Association of University Women. She is affiliated with the First Methodist Church of Omaha, and is a member of the Nebraskana Society. Her clubs are the University Club and Happy Hollow Country Club. Residence: Omaha. (Photograph On Page 490).

Fred Lipp Haas

For the past 16 years Fred L. Haas has been one of the prominent business executives at Omaha, and as taken an active part in civic affairs there. He was born at Pawnee City, Pawnee County, Nebraska, December 2, 1887, the son of Christian B. and Savilla (Lipp) Haas, and has lived in this state practically all his life. His father, who was a merchant, was born at Petersburg, Mahoning County, Ohio, June 16, 1851, and died at Pawnee City September 5, 1909; his ancestors came from Wittenberg, Germany. His mother was born at Petersburg, May 11, 1851, and died at Pawnee City, September 15, 1926. Her ancestors came to America from Luxemburg, Germany.

Mr. Haas received his education in the grade and high schools at Pawnee City. He has held the following positions in the business world: clerk for the A. B. Edee Dry Goods Company at Pawnee City; travelling salesman for the Farrell-Spence Company of Chicago; manager of the ready-to-wear department of the Rorabaugh-Wiley Dry Goods Company at Hutchinson, Kansas. He is now president and general manager of the Haas Brothers Company, a ladies' specialty store at Omaha.

He holds membership in the Nebraskana Society, the Parent Teachers' Association, and the First Methodist Church of Omaha. In 1926 he served as a member of the board of directors of the Chamber of Commerce at Omaha, and from 1925 to 1927 was president of the Associated Retailers. He is a member of the Rotary Club. His social clubs include: University Club; Harry Hollow Club. He likes to golf and motor.

On April 12, 1911, he was married to Blanche Lucile Albright at Pawnee City. Mrs. Haas, who is a well-known clubwoman in Omaha, is a soloist and the author of several musical compositions; she was born at Pawnee City. They have one son, F. Lowell, born June 15, 1914. He was graduated from Central High School in 1931, wher. He was elected to the National Honor Society and was captain of the Cadet Board. He is attending Dartmouth College. Residence: Omaha.

William W. Hackney, Jr.

William W. Hackney, Jr., banker, was born at Brownvilla, Nebraska, May 31, 1875. He attended public school, and entered the preparatory department of the University of Nebraska, from which he was graduated with the Bachelor of Science degree in 1897. He attended Eastman Business College at Poughkeepsie, New York, and started out in his banking career as a messenger for the old Columbia National Bank of Lincoln. He is married to Anna E. Elmgran.

In 1907 he was assistant cashier of that bank, when it merged with the First National Bank. In October, 1907, he was made assistant cashier of the Central National Bank at its organization. He became vice president in 1918, and in May, 1923, became president.

Mr. Hackney is a Scottish Rite Mason, and in 1909 served as illustrious potentate of the Mystic Shrine. He has served as treasurer of the Lincoln Rotary Club also. Residence: Lincoln.

Charles William Hadan

Charles William Hadan, plumbing contractor, was born in Winside, Nebraska, August 15, 1897. He is the son of Carl William and Anna Marie (Glandt) Hadan. His father was born at Brandenburg, Germany, July 15, 1853, and came to America in 1883, where he engaged in farming. He died at Winside on November 21, 1914. Anna Marie Glandt, his wife, was born in Holstein, Germany, July 23, 1862.

Mr. Hadan attended public school, and started in his present line of business in 1917. He is engaged in the plumbing, heating and electrical business, and during the past fourteen years its volume has steadily increased, and

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he has purchased his own building. He conducts as fine a business of its kind as can be found in the state, and is justly proud of it.

On June 2, 1920, he was united in marriage to Clara Margaret Witte at Omaha. Mrs. Hadan is a native of Elkhorn. There are three children, Arlene Ione, born May 30, 1922; Bernette Wilberta, born June 19, 1924, and Myra Lea, born December 3, 1926.

Mr. Hadan is a Republican. He attends St. John's Lutheran Church, and is a Mason and Modern Woodman of America. He also belongs to the Nebraska Plumbers Association, the Bennington Commercial Club, and The Nebraskana Society. His hobby is mechanics. Residence: Bennington. (Photograph in Album).

Richard Hadley

Richard Hadley was born at Cedar Rapids, Nebraska, February 17, 1900, son of Seth Smith and Addie (Bowen) Hadley. His father was born in Indiana, June 10, 1848, and died at Cedar Rapids, April 21, 1911; he was a banker, lumberman, and miller. His English ancestors were in America in the early colonial days.

His mother was born in Ohio, July 30, 1865. Her Irish ancestors came to America before the Revolution. Mr. Hadley, who is a bank examiner at Lincoln, attended the public school at Cedar Rapids, Everett grade school of Lincoln, and in 1917, was graduated from the Lincoln High School. He received his A. B. degree in 1921, at the University of Nebraska, where he was president of the senior class and held membership in Sigma Delta Chi and Phi Gamma Delta.

He was married at Weeping Water, Nebraska, April 26, 1922. Mrs. Hadley was born at Weeping Water, October 26, 1902; her ancestry is Scotch-Irish. Their children are Robert, born September 15, 1924; and Jean, born August 19, 1926.

Mr. Hadley served during the World War in 19th Observation Battalion, Camp Taylor, Kentucky. He is a member of the American Legion, and is affiliated with the Episcopal Church of Lincoln. Residence: Lincoln.

Hugo Paul Haessler

A banker and farmer, Hugo Paul Haessler was born at Beatrice, Nebraska, April 14, 1896, the son of Traugott William and Henrietta (Hansmeier) Haessler. His father was born in Germany in January, 1846, and came to the United States in 1867. A Lutheran minister, he was a pioneer missionary in Nebraska, coming to the state in 1867. He died at Holstein, March 21, 1907. His wife, Henrietta, was born in Germany, February 3, 1861, and died at Deshler, in February, 1928.

Hugo Haessler attended elementary and high schools and had some military training. After having been assistant cashier in the German American Bank at Deshler, he entered the army service. He was promoted from a private to a lieutenant in the eighteen months that he served, eleven of which were in France. Later, he was cashier in the bank at Ruskin, Nebraska, and from 1921-1925 he was cashier of the Leshara State Bank, of which he has been president since 1925. He is secretary and manager of the Farmers Oil and Truck Company at Leshara, and engages in the insurance business and in farming.

On November 2, 1920, at Lawrence, Kansas, he was united in marriage to Florence Esther Dunigan, who was born at Guthrie, Oklahoma, July 19, 1895. She is a graduate of the University of Kansas in 1917, and taught school before her marriage. Their son, George, was born November 2, 1922.

Mr. Haessler is affiliated with the Trinity Lutheran Church at Fremont, Nebraska. He was active in the Liberty loan drive before entering war service, is a member of the Red Cross and a Republican. Baseball and reading are his favorite recreations. Residence: Leshara. (Photograph in Album).

Ella Margaret Hagedorn

Ella Margaret Hagedorn, clubwoman, was born at Hay Springs, Nebraska, September 6, 1892, daughter of William and Margaret (Eckles) Waterman.

She was educated in Doane College and Oberlin College at Oberlin, Ohio, and on December 15, 1919 was married to William Hagedorn at Chadron, Nebraska. Mr. Hagedorn was born in Peoria, Illinois.

Mrs. Hagedorn is a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, the Order of Eastern Star, the Nebraska Federation of Women's Clubs, and is affiliated with the Congregational Church. Residence: Hay Springs.

George Edward Hager

For the past thirty-two years George Edward Hager has been engaged in the practice of law in Nebraska, and nearly all of that time in Lincoln. He was born in Appanoose County, Iowa, February 28, 1874, son of Jacob and Margaret (Croft) Hager. Jacob Hager, a native of Ross County, Ohio, born March 17, 1836, was a farmer. In politics he was a Republican and was active in the work of his party. During the Civil War he served with the 36th Iowa Infantry. His ancestry was Pennsylvania Dutch, early settlers in America. His wife, Margaret, was born in New Bedford, Pennsylvania, April 21, 1844, and she also was descended from early Pennsylvania Dutch settlers.

George E. Hager attended the public school at Clay Center and received his A. B. from the University of Nebraska in 1898. In 1899 he was graduated from the Law College of the University. In 1896 he participated in the Center-Laimer-Quaintence Oratorical contest, and in 1897 was president of the Union Boys Debating Club.

After his admission to the bar in 1899 he took up the active practice of law, practicing at Plattsmouth for a short time, and then removing to Lincoln. From 1900 to 1906 he was a member of the firm of Kirkpatrick and Hager, and from 1920-22 of the law firm of McCarty and Hager. During the balance of said period Mr. Hager was in practice for himself. He has since been engaged in active practice. In addition to his legal activities Mr. Hager has taken an active part in Republican politics. He served as assistant postmaster of Lincoln from 1906-11, as deputy county attorney of Lancaster County 1911-14 and county attorney 1914-16.

On November 28, 1900, he was married to Jennie Harris at Chicago. Mrs. Hager, who was born at Johnstown, Pennsylvania, January 28, 1876, is descended from early Welsh settlers in that state. There are two children, Margaret Rees, born September 22, 1902, who was graduated from Lincoln High School and from the University of Nebraska with a B. A. degree in 1924. She married Dwight S. McVicker. Gwendolyn, who was born July 21, 1910, is now a junior at the University of Nebraska.

Mr. Hager is interested in many of the larger undertakings in Lincoln. He is a member of the board of directors of the Lincoln Trust Company, the Dwelling House Insurance Company, and is vice president of the Home Savings and Loan Association. In addition he is vice president of the Byran Memorial Hospital, secretary of the Union Lumber and Mercantile Company, and secretary and treasurer of the Auditorium Building Corporation.

The Hagers are members of Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church of Lincoln. Among Mr. Hager's professional memberships are the following: The American Bar Association, the Nebraska State Bar Association, the Lancaster County Bar Association and the American Inter-professional Institute. He is a member of the Modern Woodmen of America, the Masons, the Young Men's Christian Association, the Chamber of Commerce and the Sons of Civil War Veterans. He is interested in farming and stockraising and is fond of golf. His club is the Open Forum. Residence: Lincoln.

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Helen Lynch Hager

Helen Lynch Hager, stockgrower and clubwoman, was born at St. Louis, Missouri, November 6, 1882, daughter of Thomas Richard and Anne (Lyons) Lynch.

Her father was born in Woodford, County Galway, Ireland, June 2, 1841, and came to the United States in 1866. He was a railroad builder and stockgrower, who helped to build the Union Pacific to Salt Lake City. He was the hero of the Sappa Creek Indian raid in Kansas, and was appointed the first county commissioner to organize Grant County, Nebraska. He died at Omaha, December 6, 1901. His wife, Anne, was born in Woodford, County Galway, Ireland, February 27, 1849, and died at Los Angeles, May 6, 1926. She was a pioneer homemaker.

Upon the completion of her early education in the Omaha public school, Helen Lynch attended St. Mary's college at South Bend, Indiana.

On November 17, 1923, she was married to Ross Hager at Denver, Colorado. He was born in Cowles, Nebraska, August 14, 1894, of Scotch-Irish ancestry. He is a prominent stockgrower.

Mrs. Hager is a member of the Catholic Church, the American Legion Auxiliary, Women's Benefit Association, and is director of the local school board. Her hobby is traveling. Residence: Hyannis.

Ross Hager

Ross Hager, stock breeder, was born at Cowles, Nebraska, August 14, 1894, son of George Washington and Eliza (Buster) Hager.

The father was born at Freedom, Wisconsin, October 20, 1851, and is a farmer, of Scotch-Irish ancestry. He moved with his family by ox team from Wisconsin to the place where Fremont now stands in 1855. His wife, Eliza, was born at Plattsmouth, Nebraska, April 1, 1860, and is of Scotch-Irish ancestry. She was a pioneer homemaker in the early days in Nebraska.

Mr. Hager attended public school, and has since engaged in stock raising.

He was married on November 17, 1923, to Helen Frances Lynch at Denver, Colorado. She was born at St. Louis, Missouri, November 6, 1882. After the death of her father, she operated the home land. Her ancestry is Irish.

During the late war Mr. Hager served in the United States Army with the rank of sergeant. He is a member of the American Legion, and the Masons. He is a dog fancier, and is fond of hunting. Residence: Hyannis.

Thomas Charles Hagerman

One of Nerbaska's (sic) pioneer farmers is Thomas Charles Hagerman who has lived in Nebraska for the past 48 years and is now retired. He was born at Hagerstown, Maryland, January 7, 1851, the son of William Andrew and Hetty (Mickey) Hagerman. His father, a brickmaker and farmer, was born at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, of German parents, and died at Downsville, Washington County, Maryland, July 3, 1887. His mother, who was of French descent was born at Cashtown, Pennsylvania, and died at Downsville, Maryland.

Mr. Hagerman has been mayor of Filley, Nebraska, for many years, and served as president and secretary of the high school there for a time. He is a member of the board of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Filley, is affiliated with the Red Cross, and holds membership in the Republican Party. He is a member of the Modern of America, Royal Neighbors of America, and the Nebraskana Society.

He was united in marriage with Mary Ellen Hutgell Boonsboro, Washington County, Maryland, October 12, 1873. Mrs. Hagerman was born at Boonsboro. Five children were born to this marriage, four of whom are living: Nannie Elizabeth, born September 11, 1874, who married Dr. J. J. Williams; Alice, born February 15, 1877, who married E. W. Starlin, and who died February 13, 1913; Ada, born November 30, 1878, who married Earl Norcross; William, born October 11, 1881, who married Joyce Clark; and Luther, born July 3, 1887, who married Eva Clark. Residence: Filley.

Fred Raymond Haggart

Fred Raymond Haggart, a leading banker of St. Paul, Nebraska, was born in that community, May 1, 1886, the son of James Arch and Joanna (O'Hollaren) Haggart. His father, who is a lawyer, was born in St. Lawrence County, New York, June 14, 1854, and is descended from Scotch and Welsh ancestors. His mother, a prominent club worker, was born in Adams County, Wisconsin, October 22, 1862, of Irish descent.

Mr. Haggart was graduated from the St. Paul High School in 1903, attended St. Paul Business College, 1903-04, and was a student at the University of Nebraska, 1904-06. He was elected to membership in Delta Tau Delta at the University of Nebraska where he also took an active part in athletic events.

He entered the banking business at St. Paul in 1906, acting first as bookkeeper. He is now vice president and cashier of the St. Paul National Bank, and has served as chairman of the executive counsel of Nebraska Bankers Association. He is a member of the St. Paul Community Club, the Red Cross, the Nebraskana Society, and the First Presbyterian Church of St. Paul. His social club is the St. Paul Golf Club, and his chief recreations are golfing, football, basketball and tennis.

Mr. Haggart was married at Davenport, Iowa, September 18, 1912, to Freda Louise Weidenpesch, who was born at Chicago, Illinois, June 21, 1888. Mrs. Haggart, who was a milliner prior to her marriage, is a descendant of Robert Schuman, noted musician and composer, and of General Keller who commanded Napoleons forces on the left bank of the Rhine at the battle of Waterloo. They have one daughter, Elaine, borne October 2, 1913, who was graduated from St. Paul High School with honors and is now a student at Hastings College.

Mr. Haggart is a progressive Republican and a member of the Republican county central committee. Mr. Haggart's hobbies are gardening and golf. Residence: St. Paul.

Gustave Hahn

Born in a sod house in Colfax County, Nebraska, May 17, 1871, Gustave Hahn is the son of Peter and Elizabeth (Backhaus) Hahn. His father, who was born in Nordendorf, Hanover, Germany, March 3, 1827, came to America in 1869 and homesteaded 9 miles from Schuyler, Nebraska. He died in Colfax County on December 1, 1903. Elizabeth, his wife, was born in Nordendorf, March 5, 1834, and died in Colfax County on September 22, 1890.

Gustave Hahn attended rural schools and engaged in farming until 1905, when he entered the implement and banking business. He is a director of the First National Bank of Leigh at the present time.

On October 21, 1896, he was married to Anna Herling. Mrs. Hahn was born at Hilchenbach, Westfalen, Germany, November 23, 1879. They have two sons; Arnold, born August 23, 1900, who married Iona Marjory Metzinger; and Harry, born June 21, 1903, who married Gladyce Lucille Botsch. Arnold is deputy state game warden, and Harry is assistant cashier of the First National Bank of Leigh. Both sons are graduates of Leigh High School and Midland College.

Mr. Hahn is a member of the Odd Fellows, the Ne-

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braskana Society and St. Johns Lutheran Church of Leigh while Mrs. Hahn assisted in organizing the Sunday School at St. Johns, and served as Sunday School superintendent ten years. Residence: Leigh. (Photograph in Album).

Oscar Herman Hahn

A physician and surgeon at Hastings, since 1910, Oscar Herman Hahn was born at Home, Kansas, June 17 1885, son of Herman Ludwig and Augusta Caroline (Zimmerling) Hahn. His father, born near Danzig, Germany, February 2, 1858, died at St. Joseph, Missouri, December 25, 1926. His parents remained in Germany, where a sister now resides. One brother died in Germany, while four of them settled in America. Augusta Caroline, wife of Herman Hahn, was born near Westphalen, Germany, October 31, 1865, and migrated with her parents to a farm in Marshall County, Kansas, in 1877. She now resides in St. Joseph.

Dr. Hahn attended public school at St. Joseph and later entered Union College at College View, Nebraska. He received the degree of Doctor of Medicine from Ensworth Medical College in May, 1908, and afterward took postgraduate work in New York, and various other American clinics. After two years' practice at Home, Kansas, he removed to Hastings where he was superintendent of the Nebraska Sanitarium five years. In 1910 he was admitted to practice in Nebraska by reciprocity, and in 1925 was licensed to practice in California.

On October 20, 1908, Dr. Hahn was united in marriage to Anna Corinne Didrickson at St. Joseph. Mrs. Hahn, whose parents came from Sweden, and were married in America, was born at St. Joseph, December 24, 1884. They have two daughters, Elinore Caroline, born May 30, 1910, who is a senior in Union College; and Eldine Adelia, born May 23, 1914, who is a senior in Hastings High School.

Dr. Hahn is a Republican. During the World War he was appointed first lieutenant but could not fill his appointment because of illness. He is a member of Hastings Post No. 11 of the American Legion.

Among his professional memberships are the American, Nebraska State and Adams County Medical Associations, and at the present time he is a member of the surgical staff of Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital. Dr. Hahn is a member of Hastings Lodge No. 159 of the Elks, is a life member of The Nebraskana Society, and during 1926 served as president of the Lions Club of Hastings. His hobbies are fish and flowers, mechanics and architecture. Residence: Hastings. (Photograph on Page 494)

Elmer Wallace Haight

Elmer Wallace Haight, born at Honey Creek, Wisconsin, October 22, 1862, is the son of Lewis Bailey and Elizabeth Irene (Estey) Haight. Lewis Haight was born in Adrian, Michigan, September 21, 1835, of Canadian-English parentage, and died at David City, Nebraska, April 22 1902. He homesteaded just west of David City in 1871. Elizabeth Estey Haight was born in Massachusetts, February 10, 1835, and died in David City, April 1, 1924.

In 1882, Elmer W. Haight completed his studies in the district school. Mr. Haight married Flora Burr, March 10, 1898, at David City. She was of English descent, born in Atlantic, Iowa, July 26, 1876. To this union three children were born: Ernest Byron, July 20, 1899; Lewis Cyrus, July 18, 1901, and Elton Vaughn, May 13, 1906, who died August 5, 1923. Ernest and Lewis are operating the original homestead on a share rental basis. Both are graduates of the state university, class of 1923. Ernest Haight was the first graduate of the agricultural engineering college to receive Phi Beta Kappa.

During the World War period Mr. Haight belonged to the Home Guard for three years. He is affiliated with the First Baptist Church in David City, is a member of the Nebraskana Society, and a Republican. Croquet is his favorite sport and pastime. He has resided in Nebraska for sixty years. Residence: David City.

Julius J. Hairhouse

Born at Roensahl by Elberfeld, Westphalen, Germany, in 1885, Julius J. Hairhouse, retired jeweler of Fremont, Nebraska, is the son of Frederick Hairhouse and Henrietta (Plate) Hairhouse. Frederick Hairhouse was a baker.

Mr. Hairhouse attended public school in Germany and studied under private tutelage in America. On February 17, 1884, at Fremont, Nebraska, he married Mary M. Herre, a dressmaker. Mrs. Hairhouse was born at Belvedere, New Jersey, August 28, 1863. They have two children living, Mrs. Henry Haman, of Fremont, Nebraska, born November 16, 1884, and Mrs. Lloyd W. Phillips of Omaha, born April 28, 1891: A third child, Cecil Hairhouse, was born January 8, 1895, and died on January 17, of the same year.

A resident of Nebraska for fifty-five years, Mr. Hairhouse is a member of the Congregational Church of Fremont, and a Republican. Residence: Fremont.

Ezra Frederick Haist

Ezra Frederick Haist, district superintendent of the Evangelical Church, was born at Golden Lake, Ontario, Canada, August 12, 1880, son of George Frederick and Mary Anna (Ruf) Haist.

His father, born in Wurtemburg, Germany, September 15, 1843, has been a minister of the gospel all his life. He came to Canada in 1867, to New York State in 1909, and to Colorado in 1921. His mother died when he was a child and his father at the age of 68. His father was a poor man when he came to Canada, and is now in comfortable circumstances.

Mary Ann Ruf was born in Etten Heim Muenster, Baden, Germany, October 5, 1847, and died at Hanover, Ontario, June 11, 1902. Her family all remained in Germany. She was a French cook before coming to America in 1867. After her marriage she was a devoted wife and mother, an earnest Christian, and active in young peoples' religious work. She was a public speaker and a student of Christian literature.

Ezra F. Haist attended public school, high school and normal college, and was graduated from Seminary at Naperville, Illinois, in 1902.

Ordained to the ministry while at Wakerton, Ontario, June 29, 1902, he served in various pastorates from 1902 until 1928, since which he has been district superintendent for the Kearney district of the Evangelical Church. He is a member of the Nebraska Conference of the Evangelical Church, the Masons 1914- ), the Red Cross (chairman at Culbertson 1917-21), and during 1918 was county organizer of Near East relief work. His favorite recreation is kodaking and his hobby is travel.

On May 13, 1903, he was married to Emma Sophia Bertram at Drumbo, Ontario. Mrs. Haist, who was born at Bright, Ontario, October 6, 1877, is a public speaker and an ardent religious wrker (sic). There are six children, Frank F., born October 8, 1904, who married Elizabeth Hovey; Harry F., July 1, 1906; Ruby Marie, July 19, 1908, who died March 11, 1909; Edna Florence, June 19, 1910; Elmo Murrary, September 23, 1915; and Ruth Florence, August 29, 1922. The two oldest sons live in Hollywood and Los Angeles, respectively. There is one grandchild, Frank Fredrick Hovey, born March 12, 1929. Residence: Kearney.

Peter Hakanson

One of Nebraska's pioneer farmers is Peter Hakanson who was born at Cordova, Illinois, August 25,

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