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organization. A Democrat, Mr. Mutz served as chairman of the Lancaster County Democratic Central Committee for 8 years; was defeated candidate for district judge, 1912; and served as city prosecuting attorney at Lincoln, 1917-18.
He was married to Jessie Gontley Clarke at Auburn, Nemaha County, Nebraska, August 8, 1917. Mrs. Mutz, who was born at Auburn, October 1, 1889, is a direct descendent of Matthew James Clarke a Revolutionary War soldier. They have two children: Jessica Faan, born October 19, 1918; and Sterling Faan, born July 19, 1920.
Mr. Mutz was special inspector in the conscription department during the World War, and took part in all Liberty Loan drives and Red Cross drives. He is a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, the Lancaster County Bar Association, the Nebraska State Bar Association; the American Bar Association, and the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the Parent Teachers' Association, the Young Men's Christian Association, and the Nebraskana Society, and is director and lawyer for the Nebraska Children's Home Society.
He is affiliated with St. Matthews Episcopal Church; he has been licensed lay reader since 1930. He is a 32nd degree Mason, Scottish Rite, Shrine; a member of the Woodmen of of the World, Ben Hur Society, and the Woodmen Circle. His social clubs include: Lincoln University Club; and Lincoln Eastridge Club. He is fond of golfing and hunting, and his hobbies are philosophy, antiques, and travel. Residence: Lincoln.
Edwin F. Myers
Since 1908 Edwin F. Myers has been engaged in the practice of law at Broken Bow, and has attained much prominence in his chosen profession. He was born at Georgetown, Nebraska, November 22, 1879, son of John E. and Amanda M. (Shedd) Myers. His father, a ranchman, was born in Sussex County, New Jersey, August 22, 1841, and died in Ada County, Idaho, May 12, 1928. His mother, born in Chester, Vermont, February 16, 1849, is living.
Edwin F. Myers attended country school in Georgetown, was graduated from Broken Bow High School in May, 1900, received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Nebraska in 1904, and his Bachelor of Laws degree from Harvard Law School in 1907. At the University of Nebraska he was a member of the debating squad, the University Players and the university chorus, and was captain of his class football team. He was a member of the Harvard swimming team and the second football team 1904-05-06. He is a member of Acacia.
After his graduation from law school he worked six months in the collection department of Marshall Field's retail store in Chicago, Admitted to practice in Nebraska in 1908, he formed a partnership with former Governor Silas A. Holeomb with whom he practiced law two years 1908 and 1909. Since that time he has practiced law alone.
His marriage to Chrissie J. Haumont was solemnized at Broken Bow October 29, 1910. Mrs. Myers was born at Broken Bow, May 18, 1890. There are four children, Edwin J., born October 10, 1911; Kenneth L., born November 23, 1912; Frank M., born November 12, 1916; and John R., born April 30, 1918. Edwin won first place in extemporaneous speaking in the state contest, while Kenneth won district contests in extemporaneous speaking, oratory and constitution contests. Both were four years on their high school debating teams.
Mr. Myers is a Republican. A Son of the American Revolution through three ancestors, he is descended from Daniel Shedd of Quincy, Massachusetts, 1640, whose descendent, Joseph Shedd, was a member of the Boston Tea Party. He, with several members of the party, disguised themselves as Mohawk Indians in the Shedd store building, which at that time occupied the present site of the Equitable Life Insurance Building in Boston. Mr. Myers is also the son of a Civil War veteran. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, the Public Service Club, the Eastern Star, and the Nebraska State and Custer County Bar Associations. Recently he was made a life member of The Nebraskana Society. His favorite sport is tennis, while his hobby is hunting, Residence: Broken Bow.
Henry Dey Myers
For the past 25 years Henry D. Myers has been engaged in the practice of medicine in Colfax County, Nebraska. He was born at Anamosa, Linn County, Iowa, November 2, 1878, and has lived in Nebraska practically all his life. His father, Samuel Henry Myers, who was born at Mansfield, Ohio, January 12, 1842, and died at Des Moines, Iowa, November, 1927, was a farmer; he was a member of Company C, 24th Infantry of Iowa, during the Civil War; his ancestors came from Holland; he was a Republican and took an active part in the civic and political affairs of his community. His mother, Mary (Porter) Myers, was born at Martelle, Linn County, Iowa, August 8, 1846, and died at Dodge, Dodge County, Nebraska, September 8, 1888; she was one of 13 children,
Dr. Myers was graduated from Dodge High School in 1894; was a student at Gates College for a. time; was graduated from the University of Nebraska, 1898; and was graduated from Drake Medical School, 1906. He was admitted to medical practice at Howells, Colfax County, Nebraska, August 8, 1906, and has been prominent as a surgeon and physician there since that date.
He was united in marriage with Mayme Sophia Busch at Fremont, Dodge County, Nebraska, March 25, 1908. Mrs. Myers was born at Schuyler, Nebraska, May 3, 1882; her ancestry is German. She has been active as a housewife and assistant in her husband's office. They have two children: Susann, born January 22, 1910; and Henry Dey, born December 25, 1912. Susann was graduated from the University of Nebraska, in 1931. Henry Dey is a premedic in his second year at the University of Nebraska.
Dr. Myers is a member of the Dodge County Medical Society; the Nebraska State Medical Society; and the American Medical Association. He holds membership in Howells Chamber of Commerce; local and county welfare organizations; and the Nebraskana Society. He is a member of the Masonic Lodge at Leigh, Nebraska; was formerly active in the Young Men's Christian Association; and has been a member of the school board for the past 18 years. He is affiliated with the Congregational Church of Howells. He is a Republican. His sport is tennis. His hobby is music: Dr. Myers is a talented musician. Residence: Howells. (Photograph in Album).
Preston Brown Myers
On December 14, 1869, Preston B. Myers was born in Cedar County, Iowa, the son of Harman M. and Evelyn (Brown) Myers. His father, who was a farmer, was born at New York City, September 30, 1845, and died at West Liberty, Muscatine County, Iowa, March 19, 1922; he was a soldier in the Civil War. His mother was born in Ohio, April 17, 1849, and died at West Liberty, July 11, 1918.
Mr. Myers, who has been a prominent druggist in Omaha for the past 40 years, attended the rural schools of Iowa, and later was a student at the University of Iowa. He was employed by the firm Kuhn & Company as a pharmacist from June 5. 1889 to November 5, 1895; he then organized the Myers-Dillon Drug Company. He is now president of that organization.
He is a member of the Nebraska Pharmaceutical Association; the American Pharmaceutical Association;
and the National Association of Retail Druggists. He holds membership in the Chamber of Commerce at Omaha, the Red Cross, and the Nehraskana Society. He is an Elk. His sports are hunting and fishing. He is a Democrat. Residence: Omaha.
Clement Joseph Augustine Nacke
The Reverend Clement Joseph Augustine Nacke, Catholic priest, musician and author, was born at West Point, Iowa, October 12, 1896. He is the son of Conrad C. and Elizabeth Catherine (Pogge) Nacke, the former born at St. Louis, Missouri, March 22, 1856, and the latter at West Point, Iowa, October 17, 1860. Conrad C. Nacke is a hardware merchant at Hebron.
Clement Nacke first attended parochial school at West Point, Iowa, and was later graduated from parochial school at Hebron. During 1912-13 he attended Creighton High School at Omaha, and was graduated from St. Benedict's College at Atchison, Kansas, in June, 1917. Thereafter he attended St. Paul Seminary for Philosophy and Theology at Kenrick Theological Seminary at St. Louis, being graduated in 1922. He was ordained a Roman Catholic priest on July 1, 1922, by Archbishop J. J. Harty, D. D., at St. Cecilia's Cathedral in Omaha. Father Nacke celebrated his first Mass in Sacred Heart Church at Hebron, July 4, 1922.
After his ordination he was pastor pro tem at Atkinson, Nebraska, and was made assistant at the Church of St. Margaret Mary in Omaha on October 17, 1922. From June 1, 1923, until November 1, 1923, he was pastor at Constance, Nebraska, and since November 1, 1922, has been pastor at Hooper. He is also pastor of St. Lawrence Church at Scribner.
Father Nacke is a composer of music both sacred and secular. He is a choir and orchestral director of exceptional ability, and an accomplished pianist and pipe organist. Among his contributions to literature are Value and Power of Music (book); and Psychology of Teaching Music (MS).
At the present time Father Nacke is director of music of the Diocese of Omaha, and in September, 1930, was director of music at the Sixth National Eucharistic Congress at Omaha. His particular interest is the practical study of psychology through the affiliation of music and professional interests, he has been teaching music for several years.
On March 17, 1930, Father Nacke became the proud possessor of the first pipe organ in the world to be installed in a residence in the form of a concert grand piano. Residence: Hooper. (Photograph on Page 868).
Ralph Clayton Nash
Ralph Clayton Nash, merchant and postmaster, was born at Byromtown, Forest County, Pennsylvania, December 4, 1887. He is the son of Murray A. and Margaret (McGreagor) Nash, the former a lumberman. Murray A, Nash was born at Corry, Pennsylvania, and died at Canton, New York. His wife was born at Scranton, and died at Flemington, New Jersey, May 28, 1929. She was an ardent church and temperance worker, and her father was a captain in the Civil War.
Mr. Nash was educated in public school, and during his 23 years' residence in Nebraska has been engaged in the general merchandise business. He is a Republican, and at the present time is postmaster at Richland.
On September 20, 1910, he was united in marriage to Marie Anna Bares at Omaha. Mrs. Nash, who was born in Czechoslovakia, September 20, 1886, is a printer. They have one daughter, Mildred, born November 10, 1917.
Mr. Nash is a Republican. He is a Mason and a director of School District No. 12, and a member of the Nebraskana Society. His favorite sports are golf and football. Residence: Richland,
Emil Herman Naumann
A resident of Nebraska for the past 40 years, Emil Herman Naumann was born at Mautitz, Germany, February 17, 1863, the son of Adolph and Henriette (Hering) Naumann. His father, who was a stock dealer, was born at Eula, Germany, October 15, 1827, and died at Mautitz, February 14, 1886. His mother was born at Mautitz, July 24, 1828, and died at Boertewitz, Germany in December, 1912.
Dr. Naumann attended an elementary school at Mautitz and studied for three years at Ostrau, Germany. He received the Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Iowa in 1890. As a young man he learned the milling trade in Germany and was employed in various flour mills there until 1884 when he came to America where he studied to enter the University of Iowa. He is engaged in the practice of dentistry at Columbus, Nebraska, where he is also a director and vice president of the Miller Allied Securities Company.
He was a member of the Board of Education for nine years, served as secretary four years and as president one year. He holds membership in the county, state, and national dental associations, is affiliated with the Federated Church of Columbus, and is a member of the Chamber of Commerce and the Red Cross. He was a director in the Young Men's Christian Association for a number of years and is a member of the History Club, the Country Club, and the Waldonians at Columbus.
His marriage to Clara Martin occurred at Columbus, June 5, 1894. Mrs. Naumana, whose ancestry is Scotch, was born in Venango, Pennsylvania, October 28, 1864, the daughter of Joseph and Clara (Kuhn) Martin. They have raised two children: Margaret Anna, born October 28, 1888; and Walter Richard, born June 1, 1901. In 1901 two children of Mr. Naumann's brother came to this country from Germany and became members of the Naumann home. Margaret married L. R. Taylor and Walter married Rene Burgess. Walter is associated with his father in the practice of dentistry. Residence: Columbus,
Perry Thomas Naylor
Perry Thomas Naylor, civil engineer, inventor and manufacturer, was born at Ware, Massachusetts, December 13, 1887, and has been a resident of Nebraska twelve years. His father, Thomas Naylor, was born at Ware, December 12, 1861, and is a general merchant and city almonor. Of English and Welch ancestry, his family came from England about 1855. Harriett Elizabeth Perry, wife of Thomas Nayor, was born at Hardwick, Massachusetts, December 26, 1868, of English and Scotch descent. She is a descendant of Robert Browning, and is interested in social science and literature.
Upon the completion of his high school education in 1907, Mr. Naylor attended Worcester Polytechnic Institute two years. Thereafter he completed a course in civil engineering with the American School of Correspondence, and a modern business course with the Alexander Hamilton Institute.
Since 1920 he has been city engineer at Hastings. From August, 1918, to February, 1919, he was sergeant with Headquarters Company, 211th Engineers on special assignments.
He was acting chief engineer September 1917-May 1918; assistant chief engineer May 1915-May 1917, and instrument man from January 1914 to May 1915 for the following: Worcester Consolidated Street Railway Companies, Springfield Street Railway Company, Inter-State Consolidated Street Railways, and the Milford, Attleboro and Woonsocket Street Railways. He was also instrument and office man for J. K. Barker, civil engineer, and draftsman for the United Electric Light Company of Springfield, between years at Tech, and was foreman for the F. T. Ley Construction Company, clerk and timekeeper for H. P. Cummings Construction Company and
foreman for P. J. Nelligan Construction Company. He is the inventor and manufacturer of the Naylor Sprayer.
He was married to Mary Rebecca Bruner at Hastings on December 22, 1919, and to them were born the following children: William, born February 25, 1922; Elizabeth, born December 8, 1924; Mary, born November 7, 1926, and Margaret, born January 13, 1931. Mrs. Naylor who is of French and German pre-Revolutionary ancestry, was born at Pellville, Kentucky, September 15, 1899.
Mr. Naylor is a member of the First Baptist Church, the Chamber of Commerce, the Lions Club (first vice president 1931), the American Legion, and the Young Men's Christian Association. He is a Mason, and a member of the Nebraskana Society. Among his favorite recreations are water sports and hiking. He devotes much of his time to mechanics and invention. Residence: Hastings. (Photograph in Album).
Welcome Welton Naylor
Welcome Welton Naylor, treasurer and manager of the Chadron Flour Mills, was born at Modesto, Illinois, December 21, 1878, son of Jacob Butler and Martha Ellen (Nighbert) Naylor. The father was born in Shelbyville, Kentucky, January 25, 1848, and was a farmer and merchant who died at Chadron in June, 1905. Some of his family settled in Delaware about 1775, later moving to Maryland, Virginia, and Kentucky. They were probably Scotch-Irish. Martha Ellen Nighbert was born in Macoupin County, Illinois, September 19, 1851, and died at Adams, Nebraska, December 28, 1888.
Mr. Naylor attended public schools of Nebraska up to the eighth grade and was graduated from Chadron Academy in June, 1900. He was married May 25, 1904, to Florence A. Click at Filley, Nebraska, who died August 17, 1917 at Chadron. On June 18, 1927, he was married to Winifred Beatrice Chizek at Chadron. Mrs. Naylor was born at Chadron, March 19, 1896. She is a member of the Eastern Star and is past noble grand of the Rebekahs. She is the daughter of John R. and Minnie (Rueker) Chizek. They have two children, Florence Lorraine, born July 17, 1929; and Welcome W., Jr., born December 30, 1930.
Mr. Naylor is a Democrat. He is the director of the Chadron Chamber of Commerce, a director of the Kiwanis Club, a Mason and a member of the Young Men's Christian Association. He is affiliated with the Congregational Church. Residence: Chadron.
George Neale was born at Fort Calhoun, Nebraska, August 7, 1882, son of David and Alice Mary (Brain) Neale. David Neale, a native of Bredon, Worchestershire, England, was born January 2, 1833, and came to America in 1854. Of yeoman stock, he drove the Pony Express to Salt Lake City, and was agent for the Ponca Indians. In the 1870's he established a farm at Fort Calhoun and later invented the Anchor Rip Rap System for the protection of land against erosion. He contracted widely on the Mississippi, Missouri, and Red Rivers, and died at Fort Calhoun, in April 17, 1916.
Alice Mary, his wife, was born in Yellow Springs, Ohio, August 11, 1855, and died at Fort Calhoun, on February 9, 1920. A teacher in early life, she was a woman of high capability, and in her husband's absence assumed the management of his farm. Her parents were of English yeoman stock also.
George Neale graduated from Fort Calhoun High School in 1899, and took over the management of the home farm. Later he purchased a farm of his own, and still later acquired an adjoining one, both of which he manages. He is a director of the Fort Calhoun State Bank. He was married to Pauline Kruse at Fort Calhoun, her birthplace, on December 30, 1909. Mrs. Neale was born June 22, 1884, of German parentage. They have two daughter: Mabel, born September 30, 1910, who is a graduate of the University of Nebraska, 1931, and Eleanor, born May 8, 1915.
Mr. Neale is a Democrat. He is active in community and educational affairs, and is a member of the Parent-Teachers Association and the School Board in District 54, twenty-eight years. His hobby is horseback riding. Residence: Fort Calhoun.
Sophus F. Neble
Sophus F. Neble, editor and publisher, was born at Stubbekobing, Denmark, December 15, 1859, son of Martin and Karen (Poulsen) Neble. He died at Omaha in 1931.
Mr. Neble attended public school, and on April 24, 1883, was married to Christine Larsen at Omaha. He was married on December 5, 1901 to Olivia Hansen. Their children are Sophus Neble, Jr.; Eywind M.; and Frances, who married Dr. Glen Miller.
A Democrat, Mr. Neble was active in politics, and was presidential elector from the 2nd Nebraska district, 1908-1912-1916. He held the rank of colonel of the governor's staff, 1908, 1913, 1915 and 1919, and was Douglas County commissioner from 1917 until 1922. From the year 1886 until his death he was the editor of The Danish Pioneer. He was also president of the Sophus F. Neble Publishing Company. He was a Christian, an Elk, a Mason and Shriner. (Deceased).
For the past 25 years William Nedrow has been prominent in community affairs at Fairmont, and has been a successful dairyman there. He was born at Myersdale, Pennsylvania, February 23, 1866, the on of Jacob and Susanna (Lape) Nedrow. His father, who was a lumberman, was born at Rockwood, Pennsylvania, October 24, 1829, and died at Myersdale, August 12, 1906; his ancestors came to this country from Holland. His mother; whose ancestry was Scotch-Irish, was born at Somerset, Pennsylvania, October 25, 1831, and died at Myersdale, November 10, 1915.
Mr. Nedrow attended rural school in Pennsylvania, and later was a student at Vinton College at Vidton, Iowa. He has served as mayor of Fairmont for three terms and has always taken an active part in city government there. During the World War he assisted in the sale of Liberty bonds and contributed liberally to all loan funds. He is affiliated with the Nebraskana Society.
His marriage to Hattie Florence Muir occurred at Oregon City, Oregon, March 5, 1893; Mrs. Nedrow was born at Bolkow, Missouri, April 29, 1873, of Scotch-Irish parentage. Their two children are: Ray, born July 23, 1895, who is a lawyer; and William, born January 17, 1909, who is studying law at George Washington University. Residence: Fairmont.
Millard F. Needham
Millard F. Needham has lived on the same section of land in Nuckolls County, Nebraska, near Bostwick, for the past 43 years, and has always been interested in the progress of his community. He was born in Iowa, September 8, 1858, the son of Gordon Byron and Irene (Eldredge) Needham. Gordon Needham was born in Cayuga County, New York, April 5, 1815, was a farmer in Iowa for many years, and died at Madrid, Iowa, April 27, 1912; his English ancestors came to Massachusetts before the Revolution, and his great-grandfather was a soldier in that war. His mother, whose ancestry was English, died in Bootie County, Iowa., in 1870.
Mr. Needham attended the elementary schools of Iowa. He still owns and manages his farm on state highway number three, and has in the past served for many years as a member of the local school board. He is a member of the Farmers' Union of Nebraska, is affiliated
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