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Daisy Shouf, daughter of Lachyman O. and Sarah Malinda (Swift) Shouf, at Omaha. They have one daughter, Sarah Ruth, born April 23, 1920. Mr. Jones is a Democrat. Residence: Omaha.
W. Clark Jones
W. Clark Jones, retired banker and lumberman of Farnam, Nebraska, was born in Fayette County, Ohio, January 14, 1860. His father, Jonathan R. Jones, who was a farmer, was born of Welsh and Pennsylvania Dutch parentage at Ripley, Virginia, February 15, 1825, and died at Farnam, August 19, 1904. Mary Anne (Craig) Jones, his mother, was born at Grecnficld, Ohio, September 2, 1837, and died at Farnam, August 19, 1907; her ancestry was English and Scotch.
Mr. Jones attended country schools and was a student at the Knoxville Academy, Knoxville, Iowa, for a short time. He taught in the public schools for four years, was a successful lumber dealer for over 20 years, and was engaged in the banking business for 20 years. He has served in various capacities in village and school offices at Farnam and at this time is village clerk and justice of the peace. Mr. Jones is affiliated with the Methodist Episcopal Church and the National Geographic Society. His hobby is reading.
On April 30, 1896, he married Mary Almina Carpenter at Knoxville. Mrs. Jones, who was a seamstress prior to her marriage, was born of English and Irish parents in Marion County, Iowa, April 26, 1862. They have a son, Wells Carpenter, born April 26, 1898, who married Jesse Maye Jones. He is a lawyer at North Platte, Nebraska. Residence: Farnam.
Wells Carpenter Jones
Wells Carpenter Jones, lawyer and former county attorney of Lincoln County, was born at Waldo, Arkansas, June 26, 1898, son of Wells Clark and Mina (Carpenter) Jones. His father, who is a retired banker at Farnam, Nebraska, was a stockholder and president of the Farnam Bank for many years. His mother died at Farnam in February, 1902.
Since his graduation from the University of Nebraska in 1921 with the Bachelor of Laws degree, Mr. Jones has been in active practice. From 1923 until 1927 he was county attorney of Lincoln County, elected on the Republican ticket. He is a member of the Nebraska State Bar Association, the American Legion, the Elks, and the Methodist Church. He is a veteran of the World War.
On December 27, 1922, he was married to Jessie Maye Jones at Council Bluffs, Iowa. She was born in Monroe County, Iowa, August 30, 1898. They have one daughter living, Beatrice Glenn, born November 15, 1924; and one son, Clark Oliver, born April 13, 1929, who died January 2, 1931. Residence: North Platte.
William Lloyd Jones
A leading merchant in Wymore, Nebraska, William Lloyd Jones was born in Wymore, Nebraska, November 19, 1886, son of Morris Jones, born in Wales, England, July 4, 1846, and Annie (Jones) Jones. The latter was born in Belmont, Iowa County, Wisconsin, December 18, 1857. Morris Jones was of Welsh parentage and came to America in 1867 where he became a farmer. He died in Wymore, Nebraska, December 25, 1928. His wife was also of Welsh descent and was a nurse.
William L. Jones received his education in rural schools. On June 3, 1914, he married Maude Ella Mitchell, who was born in Wymore, Nebraska, August 19, 1894. Mrs. Jones taught school before her marriage. Their eldest child, Evelyn Rhea, was born May 6, 1915, and Betty Marie, was born January 15, 1927.
Mr. Jones who has lived in Wymore all of his life, has served as state representative elected on the Republican ticket, and has always been active in party politics.
He is vice president of the Wymore Building and Loan Association, belongs to the Methodist Church of Wymore, and to the Wymore Community Club. Since 1922 he has belonged to the Kiwanis and he is also a member of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons. Interested in educational work for nine years Mr. Jones has been on the Wymore school board. He is also a member of the Nebraskana Society. Residence: Wymore. (Photograph in Album).
Z. Harold Jones
Z. Harold Jones, clerk of the district court at Bridgeport, Nebraska, has lived in this state all his life. He was born at Gretna, Nebraska, March 28, 1891, the son of Zibe and Mary Inez (Stansbury) Jones. His father, who was a farmer, was born at Marshalltown, Iowa, June 28, 1848, and died at Gretna, March 7, 1900; his ancestry was Welsh. His mother, whose parents came from Maryland and were of English and Scotch descent, was born at Mount Pleasant, Iowa, January 12, 1850, and died at Bridgeport, November 25, 1919.
Mr. Jones was graduated from the Gretna High School in 1907, studied at Nebraska State Normal College, and studied in commercial training at York College, York, Nebraska. He was a teacher in the public schools until 1914, and since then has been in public office in Morrill County continuously.
He served as deputy county clerk from 1914 to 1917, was county clerk from 1917 to 1920, and since 1920 has been clerk of the district court of Morrill County. Mr. Jones owns a 320 acre farm in Morrill County, and is prominent in public affairs at Bridgeport where he is a member of the Lions Club, has acted as a member and secretary of the Board of Education for the past 13 years. He holds membership in the City Library Board, acting as president in 1921, the Presbyterian Church, of which he is trustee, former elder, and treasurer; and the Masonic Lodge of which he is secretary.
Mr. Jones has held all offices in the Masonic Lodge and is Past Master of Camp Clarke Lodge Number 285 at this time. He is a member of the Red Cross, Salvation Army, the National Georgraphic (sic) Society, and the Democratic party.
He was united in marriage with Nell Jeffords at Bridgeport, January 1, 1919. She is the daughter of John F. and Rose (Cordell) Jeffards. She was formerly a teacher of piano and studied at Damrosch Conservatory of Music in New York City. Mrs. Jones, who is a member of the order of the Eastern Star, the P. E. O. sisterhood and is eligible to membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution, was born at St. Paul, Nebraska, July 17, 1893. To their marriage three children were born: Robert Harold, October 25, 1919; Richard Arthur, August 25, 1922; and Margaret Virginia, January 3, 1926. Residence: Bridgeport.
Galin Elmer Jordan
Galin Elmer Jordan, clergyman, was born at Elmira, Oregon, November 24, 1903, son of Elmer Willoughby and Rena Mae (Inman) Jordan. The father was born at Halsey, Oregon, November 2, 1875, and has taught schools for approximately 40 years in the rural schools of Lane County, Oregon. He is descended from settlers from England and Wales. His wife, Rena, was born in Walla Walla, Washington, February 17, 1879. Her ancestry is principally Scotch.
Mr. Jordan attended the public schools of Eugene, Oregon, and was graduated from high school there in 1922. In 1926 he received the Bachelor of Arts degree from Eugene Bible University. For a time he was also a student at the University of Oregon. In 1926 Mr. Jordan represented the Eugene Bible University at the State Old Line Oratorical contest. In 1925 and in
1927 he was manager of Forensic. He was president of his graduating class, and debated three years. While at the University of Oregon he received honor grades, which gave him the privilege of independent study.
On June 24, 1928, he was married to Epha Monzella Soward at Sayre, Oklahoma. Mrs. Jordan was born at Lebanon, Missouri, April 26, 1908, and is of English descent. She was graduated from Eugene, Oregon, high school and attended the Eugene Bible University. Mrs. Jordan is a member of the Gering Woman's Club and the American Legion Auxiliary. She is the daughter of Henry and Mary (Vermillion) Soward. They have one daughter, Patricia Mae, born August 30, 1930.
Mr. Jordan is an independent Democrat. At the present time he is pastor of the Central Church of Christ at Gering. His favorite sport is fishing and his hobby is horticulture. Residence: Gering.
George L. Jordan
For the past 52 years George L. Jordan has lived in Nebraska where he has been engaged in the newspaper business since 1913. He was born in Schuyler County, Illinois, August 22, 1867, the son of John and Caroline (Garrett) Jordan. His father, who was a farmer, was born in Cass County, Illinois in 1828, and died at Minden, Nebraska, in 1896. His mother was born at Louisville, Kentucky in 1829, and died at Minden, Nebraska in 1901.
Mr. Jordan attended the public schools of Franklin County and also attended Franklin Academy. He was a student for two years at American Cor School of Law. He taught in the public schools for 11 years, served as county judge of Kearney County for two years, and since then has been prominent in the newspaper field. Since 1919 he has been editor and pubusher of the Clarks Enterprise.
Of his marriage to Nora May Adams in 1906, two children were born: Frances, May 27, 1909; and Dale E., April 16, 1916. Frances is a talened (sic) musician and singer, and Dale E. is also specializing in music. Mr. Jordan is interested in the study of life insurance. Mrs. Jordan was born at Minden. Residence: Clarks.
Loran Yateman Jordan
Loran Yateman Jordan, born near Panora, Iowa, July 11, 1872, is the son of David Chalmers Jordan and Sophia Jane (Wolfe) Jordan. His father was born in Millerburg, Holmes County, Ohio, May 25, 1831, and died in Chicago, Illinois, August 10, 1910. He was of Scotch-Irish ancestry and fought in the war of rebellion with the title of captain in Company G of the 40th Iowa Volunteers. Mrs. David Jordan was born near Vincennes, Indiana, June 6, 1830, and died at Salem, Ohio, June 23, 1918.
Mr. Jordan received his education in the David City elementary and high schools and attended Gibbon College in 1886 and 1887. He became a registered druggist in 1894 when he was admitted to the profession at Elm Creek, Nebraska, and then started in business for himself at Gresham, Nebraska. In 1905 he moved to David City, where he is owner of a drug store at present.
Bessie Lulu Willis became Mr. Jordan's wife, September 6, 1899, at Gresham, Nebraska. She was born near Palo Postoffice in York County, Nebraska, September 22, 1877. She is a descendant of Sir Peter Bulkley who came to this country from England in 1632. Mr. and Mrs. Jordan have one child; Dorothy Mildred, born July 25, 1902, who is married to James N. Livermore. She was graduated from the University of Nebraska and is a member of Alphi Phi. Her home is in Detroit, Michigan.
Mr. Jordan is a Republican and has lived in Nebraska since 1881; he is a member of the Nebraskana Society. During the World War he was a minute man in the War loan drive. He has been a member of the Nebraska Pharmaceutical Association since 1897 and was president in 1923-24. He was president of the David City Commercial Club in 1920-21, is a member of the David City Country Club and holds membership in the order of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons. He is also a member of the Knights of Pythias and is a Modern Woodmen of America. Mr. Jordan enjoys golf as a sport. Residence: David City.
Albert James Jorgenson
Albert James Jorgenson, president of the American National Bank at Sidney, was born at Council Bluffs, Iowa, January 18, 1886, son of Christian and Anna (Fredricksen) Jorgenson. The parents were Danish and came to the United States in 1880.
Mr. Jorgenson attended public school, at Council Bluffs, Iowa, and business college two years. On September 12, 1907, he was married to Mary Ann Draper at Council Bluffs, Iowa. She was born at Council Bluffs, September 19, 1889. There are two children, Gwendolyn, born September 12, 1909; and Donald, born December 6, 1910.
Mr. Jorgenson is a Republican, and has served eight years on the city council of Sidney. He was engaged in the insurance and real estate business until 1921, when he was appointed a receiver of state banks, and an employee of the Guarantee Fund Commission. He is a 32nd degree Mason. Residence: Sidney.
Arthur Lawrence Joseph
Arthur Lawrence Joseph was born at Polk, Nebraska, September 26, 1885, the son of Fred J. and Minnie (Schroeder) Joseph. His father, who is retired from active business, was born in Germany. His mother was born in Germany, and died at Grand Island, September 2, 1923.
Mr. Joseph attended the public schools of Polk County, Nebraska, and was graduated from Concordia College, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was a student at the University of Nebraska, from 1906 to 1909, and since 1909 has been engaged in the practice of law at Grand Island, Nebraska, where he served as city attorney from 1917 to 1921, and has been serving as county attorney since 1927. He is a Democrat.
He is a member of the Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church of Grand Island, and holds membership in the Elks, Masons, and Odd Fellows. On September 26, 1912, he, married Matilda Gertrude Schilling at Scotia. Mrs. Joseph was born at Scotia, October 30, 1887, and died at Rochester, Minnesota, February 21, 1931. Residence: Grand Island. (Photograph in Album).
Caleb Ressegue Judkins
A pioneer in the lumber business in Nebraska, Caleb Ressegue Judkins has been a resident of the state for the past 51 years. He was born at Fort Wayne, Indiana, September 16, 1867, the son of James T. and Sally Jane (Ressegue) Judkins. His father, an expert machinist, was born at Franklin, New Hampshire, July 3, 1826, and died at Syracuse, Nebraska, March 2, 1893. His mother, who was born at Benson, Vermont, August 24, 1836, and died at Unadilla, Nebraska, in April 19, 1928, was a teacher in early life and later was prominent in church activities. Her mother, Betsey Sheldon was the daughter of Joseph Sheldon and Diadenia Preston of Suffield, Connecticut.
Mr. Judkins has been engaged in the lumber business since 1890 and is now president and general manager of the C. R. Judkins Lumber Company at Upland, Nebraska, where he has served as mayor and city councilman at various times. He is a member of the Upland Commercial Club, holds membership in the Upland Country Club, and is a member of the Tehama Temple
and Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine at Hastings. During the World War he was connected with Liberty loan drives and acted as investigator in his county.
On January 29, 1895, he married Vinnie E. Moore at Pawnee City, Nebraska. Mrs. Judkins, who was born at Pawnee City, July 12, 1872, is the daughter of Jacob W. and Emma Walbridge Moore of Revolutionary War lineage; she is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. They have one daughter, Jennie Milrae, born August 12, 1897, who married Michael D. Nolan. Mr. Judkins is a member of the Republican Party and the Nebraskana Society. Residence: Upland.
Anton C. G. Kaempfer
Born at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, July 8, 1869, Anton C. G. Kaempfer is the son of Anton and Wilhelmina (Pieritz) Kaempfer. His father, who was a mining engineer and business man, was born at Berlinbach, Germany, August 10, 1832, and died at Castle Rock, Colorado, March 23, 1915. He held the rank of sergeant in Company A, 26th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War. His wife, who was a nurse and seamstress, was born February 24, 1841, at sea, and died in Douglas County, Colorado, October 3, 1894. Her ancestry was German.
Mr. Kaempfer has been a teacher, surveyor, stenographer, accountant, blacksmith, welder and farmer. He has lived at Bridgeport since 1903, and for five years was a teacher in the public schools of Colorado, where he was later a surveyor. He is a member of the Rocky Mount Teachers Association, the Redmen, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and the Modern Woodmen of America. His hobbies are music, dramatics, history, mathematics and science.
He was united in marriage to Ethlyn Emma Ford at Bridgeport, Nebraska, on November 25, 1903. Mrs. Kaempfer, who was formerly much interested in dramatics, was born at Hazel Dell, Missouri, July 24, 1882, and died at Bridgeport, May 19, 1931. Three children were born to them, Nina Madge, born November 12, 1904, who died March 5, 1930; Myron Anton, January 30, 1906; and Karl Kenneth, July 9, 1908. Residence: Bridgeport.
Gustave Julius Kahl
Gustave Julius Kahl was born at Sheboygan, Michigan, on August 28, 1870, son of Julius E. and Catherine (Senn) Kahl. Julius Kahl was born in Germany, and came to America in 1850, settling in Wisconsin. He was a minister of the gospel, and died at Big Stone City, South Dakota, in April, 1914. His wife, Catherine, was a native of Switzerland, who reared a family of six children. She died at Big Stone City in March, 1912.
Mr. Kahl received his early education in the public schools of Whitewater and Waukesha, Wisconsin. He later attended Evansville Seminary in Evansville, Wisconsin, for two years. On November 11, 1895, he was married to Lois Ethel Bassett, at Burr, Nebraska. Mrs. KahI was born at Burr, November 5, 1876. There are five children, Edith Violet, who married A. L. West; Pauline, born May 22, 1905; Lois E., born November 21, 1909; Elva June, born June 22, 1912, and Velma, born March 29, 1914.
Mr. Kahl has been a resident of Nebraska for the past thirty-five years and during most of that time has been engaged in the banking business. For the past 28 years he has served as cashier of The American Bank of Burr. He is a Republican and a member of the Burr Methodist Episcopal Church.
During the World War he was a minute man and captain of the Burr home guards. He took active part in all of the Liberty Loan drives and other war work. He is a member of the Masons and the Modern Woodmen of America. He has always been active in civic, educational and welfare work, and for twenty years was president of the Burr School Board. He is a member of the Burr Parent-Teachers Association, also. Residence: Burr.
William Theodore Kahse
For 14 years missionary superintendent of the Nebraska Synod of the United Lutheran Church, the Reverend Theodore Kahse has been, since 1921, pastor of the Trinity Lutheran Church at Sidney.
He was born in Germany, June 27, 1870, son of Frederick William and Wilhelmine Josephine (Kolchohorst) Kahse. He came to America in 1893. His education was obtained in the public schools of Germany and of Beatrice, Nebraska, and he afterwards attended the academy at Atchinson, Kansas. His degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Doctor of Divinity were awarded by Midland College at Fremont.
On January 2, 1906, he was married to Bertha Lucile Jaedicke at Hanover, Kansas. Mrs. Kahse was born at Hanover, July 26, 1876. Dr. Kahse has three children, Luther William, born in December, 1906; Ruth Amelia, born in May, 1912; and Paul, born in September, 1913.
An earnest religious worker, Dr. Kahse was successful in establishing English Lutheran churches in many of our cities, and cared for the younger generation of the Lutheran Church in Nebraska for many years. For some time he was field secretary for Midland College. He is a member of the Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary Club, and the Parent Teachers Association. Residence: Sidney.
Rudolph Ladwig Kaliff
Rudolph Ladwig Kaliff, who is the owner and operator of the largest feeding plant in York County, Nebraska, is a lifelong resident of that county. He was born May 16, 1889, the son of August and Ida Louise (Johnson) Kaliff, the former a prosperous farmer and pioneer of York County. His father, who was born at Gammal Kil Parrish, Sweden, April 12, 1856, came to this country in 1869, settling in Iowa. He came to Nebraska with his father, John Kaliff, who homesteaded in York County in 1872. He later returned to Iowa and was placed in charge of a cattle feeding company. Returning to Nebraska in 1873, he bought railroad land and settled on his father's homestead which is now retained by his son, Frank Kaliff. August Kaliff died at Fort Collins, Colorado, December 10, 1917, while visiting with his sister, Mrs. Christine Johnson.
Ida Louise Johnson, who was an unusual mother and homemaker, was born at Hogakull, Sweden, September 9, 1857, came to York County in 1880. She died there, June 29, 1926. She was interested in flower gardening and beautifying her home.
Mr. Kaliff attended rural school and in 1909 was graduated from the United Brethren College at York. He is engaged in preparing commercial feed for livestock, and ships an average supply of 40 ears of livestock each year from his feed yards near York. He is a member of the Nebraska Crop Growers and Improved Breeders Association, the Farmers' Union, Young Men's Christian Association, the Red Cross, and the First Presbyterian Church (trustee 1925-1931).
His fraternal organizations include the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Rebekahs, and the Modern Woodmen of America. Mr. Kaliff is especially interested in travel and together with his family has made many trips in the western part of the United States. He is affiliated with the Republican party and holds membership in the Nebraskana Society.
His marriage to Myrtle Naomi Seng was solemnized at McCool Junction, Nebraska, August 31, 1911. Mrs. Kaliff, who was a clerk and bank assistant prior to her
marriage, was born at McCool Junction, July 30, 1891, the daughter of W. W. and Katherine (Kneiss) Seng, whose ancestry was German. She is a member of the Rebekahs, the Royal Neighbors, and is treasurer of the York department of the Federated Women's Club. She is also treasurer of the school board of district No. 75.
Three children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Kaliff, Kathryn Mae, April 22, 1916; Mildred Louise, February 26, 1920; and William Joyce, August 21, 1925. Kathryn is a junior in the York High School. Both daughters are interested in 4-H Club work, and Kathryn was awarded the prize of having the champion Angus heifer, which was also grand champion of the 4-H Club in the 1930 Ak-Sar-Ben stock show at Omaha. She was also awarded prizes in the 1931 stock show in Omaha. She is news reporter for the 4-H Club. Residence: York. (Photograph in Album).
Paul Homer Kannow
Born at Bazile Mills, Nebraska, May 3, 1895, Paul Homer Kannow has been prominent in banking circles for a number of years. He is the son of Adolph A. and Caroline Brooks (Saunders) Kannow, the former a flour miller and farmer.
Paul H. Kannow was educated in public school and attended Doane College at Crete, Nebraska, two years. From 1914 he was associated with the Bank of Keystone, Nebraska, and since 1929 has been an officer of the Fort Kearney State Bank, the Bank of Paxton, the Bank of Keystone and the Arthur State Bank. He is also a director of The Ravenna Bank, at Ravenna.
On September 12, 1917, he was married to Gertrude Phillips at Friend, Nebraska. Mrs. Kannow, who confines her activity to her home and family, was born at Friend, Nebraska, September 30, 1894. There are two children, Robert, born July 24, 1922; and Kathryn, born July 28, 1923.
From September 4, 1918, until April 11, 1919, Mr. Kannow was a private in the United States Army, stationed at Camp Grant, Illinois. He is a member of the Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary Club, the Masons and the Elks. Recently he was made a life member of the Nebraskana Society. Residence: Kearney.
John C. Kaschube
John C. Kaschube, merchant, was born at Cleveland, Ohio, January 31, 1877, and has resided in Nebraska for 23 years. He is the son of August and Lena (Schmidt) Kaschube, both natives of Germany. The father died in 1877 at Cleveland, Ohio, and the mother in 1925 at West Side, Iowa.
Mr. Kaschube attended public school and high school and for the past 38 years has engaged in the mercantile business. He was married to Alvina Hagge, their marriage having been solemnized at Arcadia, Iowa, October 28, 1904. Mrs. Kaschube died October 16, 1931. They have one son and one daughter.
Mr. Kaschube is a Republican; a Mason, a member of the Consistory and Shrine; an Odd Fellow; a Woodman of the World; a Modern Woodman of America; and a member of the Lions Club. His religious affiliation is with the Congregational Church. Residence: Hyannis.
Thomas James Kastle
For the past 65 years Thomas J. Kastle has lived in Nebraska and for over 23 years has been a merchant and banker at North Bend. He was born at Cedar Rapids, Iowa, November 26, 1866, the son of Peter and Anna (Frohner) Kastle. His father, who was a farmer, came to America in 1865 and died in Prague, Nebraska; he was of German and Bohemian descent, His mother, whose ancestry was German and Bohemian, died at Prague.
Mr. Kastle attended country schools and was a student at Fremont Normal School, Fremont, Nebraska, and Creighton College, Omaha. He was active in baseball and footracing in college. During the World War he took part in loan drives of all kinds. He is a member of the Red Cross; the North Bend Commercial Club; and The Nebraskana Society. He holds membership in the Ancient Order of United Workmen; the Modern Woodmen of America; and the Young Men's Christian Association. He is affiliated with Saint Charles Catholic Church. He is now retired from active business. He is a Democrat.
His marriage to Anna Mary Cusack was solemnized at North Bend, April 19, 1893. Mrs. Kastle was born of Irish and Scotch parents at North Bend. Their children are: Marion, who married J. D. Milliken; Alice, who married W. F. Brown; and Thomas. Residence: North Bend.
Carl C. Katleman
Carl C. Katleman was born at Omaha, Ferbuary (sic) 5, 1891, son of Jacob and Belle Rita (Siegel) Katleman. His father was born in Zasslav, Russia, Ferbuary 1, 1864, and settled in Omaha in 1885. His wife was born at Latzkava, Russia, May 1, 1870, and died at Omaha June 1, 1914.
Carl C. Katleman attended the Omaha public schools and was graduated from Central High School in 1907. He received his LL. B. from the Creighton University in May, 1914, and entered the practice of law at Omaha. He is a member of the law firm of Monsky, Katleman and Grodinsky.
He was a member of the F. A. C. O. T. S. at Camp Taylor, Kentucky, at the time of the signing of the Armistice, and is a member of the American Legion and Forty and Eight. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Nebraska State Bar Association and the Omaha, Douglas County Bar Association. For some years he was a member of the executive committee of the Jewish Welfare Federation. His clubs are the Omaha Athletic and the Highland Country Club. Residence: Omaha.
Louis Harrison Kaub
Louis Harrison Kaub, clergyman, was born at Centropolis, Kansas, April 11, 1891, son of Jacob and Eleanora (Ford) Kaub.
The father, who is a farmer, was born in Maryland, August 14, 1853, descended from Jacob Kaub, who was born in America. The first ancestor of the family came to this country about 1795. Eleanora Ford was born at Independence, Iowa, December 8, 1861, of French and Scotch ancestry.
Mr. Kaub was graduated from Baker Academy of Baldwin, Kansas, 1912, and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Baker University in 1916. In 1921 he received the degree of Bachelor of Sacred Theology from Boston University. During 1928 and 1929 he attended the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. He received numerous honors while in school.
Ordained to the Methodist Episcopal ministry in 1915, Mr. Kaub has held the following pastorates, Big Spring's Methodist Episcopal Church 1921-24; Sidney Methodist Episcopal Church 1924-28; Bayard Federated Churches (Methodist, Presbyterian) 1929-31. At the present time he is associated with the department of field cultivation of the Nebraska Wesleyan University. He is the author of The Gift of God (out door passion play). He is a Republican.
On August 2, 1916, he was married to Minnie Marie Weide at Yates Center, Kansas. Mrs. Kaub was born at Yates Center, January 21, 1892, of German ancestry.
They have one daughter, Frances Marie, born February 18, 1921.
Mr. Kaub is a member of the Red Cross, the Lions Club, the Chamber of Commerce, the Nebraskana Society and the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons. His favorite sport is mountain hiking. Residence: Lincoln.
Alfred Kaufmann, clergyman and educator of Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, has lived in Nebraska for the past 17 years. He was born at Aaron, Argan (sic) County, Switzerland, December 11, 1878, the son of Leo and Adele (Adler) Kaufmann. His father, who was a business man, was born in 1848 and died in 1882; his ancestry was Swiss. His mother, was born in 1848; her ancestry was also Swiss.
Mr. Kaufmann attended the elementary schools of Switzerland and later was a student at the St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri, where he was awarded the A. M. degree. He was a teacher in Campion College, at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin for a time. He is now professor of European history at Creighton University at Omaha. He is the author of: Modern World, 1918; Modern Europe, 1929; Catholic Historical Review; and many articles in other historical publications.
He is a member of the Catholic American Historical Association, and is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church at Omaha. Residence: Omaha.
James W. Kaura
James W. Kaura, farmer and stockman, was born at DeWitt, Nebraska, September 26, 1886, the son of Frank and Mary (Tramba) Kaura. His father, who was born in Czechoslovakia, July 28, 1852, and died at Marsland, Dawes County, Nebraska, November 18, 1899, was a farmer and rancher. His mother was born in Czechoslovakia, October 11, 1861, and died at DeWitt, December 16, 1916.
Mr. Kaura was graduated from the Marsland High School in 1900. He has served his community as county commissioner of Saline County since 1926; was a member of the Court House building committee during the construction of the Saline County Court House in 1928 and 1929; and has been a member of the school board, district 93, for the past 12 years. He is president of the Saline County Farmers Union, and is secretary of the Blue Valley Chapter of the Farmers Union.
During the World War he served as a member of loan drives committees and the food conservation committee, and for many years has been active in the various civic organizations of DeWitt. He holds membership in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of DeWitt; is a member of the Republican Party; and is affiliated with the Nebraskana Society.
His marriage to Emma Katherine Inderlied was solemnized at DeWitt, January 28, 1915. Mrs. Kaura, whose ancestry is German, was born at DeWitt, February 25, 1894, and died at Beatrice, Nebraska, September 28, 1928. Two children were born to them: Arnold, born January 5, 1916; and Stanley, born September 9, 1928. Arnold is a sophomore in high school at DeWitt, and is a member of the school orchestra and the town band. Residence: DeWitt.
Charles Manning Kearney
Charles Manning Kearney, stockman and rancher, was born at Stanton, Nebraska, August 10, 1885, son of Alfred Allen and Jennie (Manning) Kearney.
The father was born in Eureka, Illinois, December 1, 1855, and has been a prominent citizen of Nebraska for a number of years and is a lawyer and former county attorney of Stanton County. His father and grandfather were Masons, and he is past master and organizer of the Morrill Masonic Lodge.
Jennie Manning was born in Dublin, Indiana, in October 1858, and in her younger days was a school teacher and musical instructor. At the present time she is president of the Women's Literary Society, and a member of the Eastern Star. Her father, Joseph Manning, was an Iowa circuit rider in 1858, and the presiding elder in the Methodist Episcopal Church. He homesteaded and laid out an addition to the city of Jefferson, Iowa.
In 1897 Mr. Kearney was graduated from public school at Stanton, and in 1901 was graduated from high school there. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Nebraska in 1907, and was also a student at Washburn College at Topeka, Kansas. He is a member of the Innocents and Sigma Chi.
For 22 years Mr. Kearney operated the Charles M. Kearney Lumber Company, which he organized. For the past eight years he has served as chairman of the Scotts Bluff County Republican central committee.
His marriage to Jessie May Chase was solemnized at Stanton, November 15, 1909. Mrs. Kearney was born in Stanton County, February 7, 1889. There are two children, Charles C., Jr., born October 5, 1910; and Allen A., Jr., born December 23, 1916.
During the late war Mr. Kearney was chairman of the Scotts Bluff County four minute speakers. He is a Protestant, a member of the Chamber of Commerce, past master of the Masons, and a member of the Red Cross. His hobby is purebred Jersey cattle. Residence: Morrill.
Frances D. Keefe
Frances D. Keefe, prominent clubwoman at Walthill, Nebraska, has lived in this state since 1898. She was born at Bentham, England, December 10, 1870, the daughter of Septimus Robson and Anne (Hodgson) Davis. Her father, who was born at Sagg Hill, Northumberland, England, October 11, 1818, and died at Springdale, Cedar County, Iowa, April 10, 1891, was a lecturer and organizer of British workmen, and for 15 years was a temperance missionary in England. He came to America in 1872.
Her mother, who was active in the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, was born at Liverpool, England, September 3, 1831, and died at Springdale, April 11, 1893. Her family history has been traced to the Norman Conquest, and at the time of the George Fox withdrawal, members of the family entered the Society of Friends.
Mrs. Keefe attended the Springdale Seminary and High School, and in 1895 was graduated from the University of Iowa. During the World War she served as chairman of the Woman's Division of the American Red Cross in East-Side Thurston County Chapter, and was active in welfare work at Camp Wadsworth. She is now past president and secretary of the American Legion Auxiliary, is chairman of the Library committee, and holds membership in the Nebraskana Society.
She has held following positions in the Woman's Club: past president of the local organization; president of the third district, 1904-6; president of the state organization, 1906-08; director of the General Federation of Women's Club, 1908-12; and recording secretary, 1912-16. She is secretary of the American Red Cross at Walthill at this time.
Her marriage to Harry Leonard Keefe was solemnized at Springdale, November 22, 1898. Mr. Keefe, who was born at Osage, Iowa, January 4, 1871, and died at Walthill, September 10, 1926, was a distinguished lawyer and progressive leader in Nebraska. From 1896 to 1926 he was prominent in legal practice in Cuming and Thurston Counties, and served as director in the First National Bank. He was a member of the Nebraska State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the American Legion. During the World War he served as hospital director for the American Red Cross at Camp Wadsworth, South Carolina, was acting chairman of the
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