On Line Library
education in his community and congregation.
His marriage to Frederieka Louise Roebker was solemnized near Wallula, Leavenworth County, Kansas, April 22, 1896. Mrs. Oelschlaeger, who was born near Farley, Missouri, November 6, 1875, was a devoted mother and homemaker. She died at the Fremont Hospital, Dodge County, Nebraska, September 20, 1917.
The following children were born to this union: Anna, born August 28, 1899, a parochial school teacher, who married Herman Meyerhoff, also a parochial school teacher; Frieda, born April 22, 1899, who married Rev. Elmer Thode, a missionary at Ichang, Hupeh, China; Marie, born January 10, 1901, who is a nurse in the medical mission at Shihnan, China, and who will soon be married to Rev. Arnold Gebhardt, also a missionary; Ruth, born March 14, 1903, who is a bookkeeper; Quinta, born October 11, 1904, who is a parochial school teacher; Adeline, born December 10, 1906, who married Dr. Holly H. Heitzman, of Omaha; Talitha, born March 30, 1909, who keeps house for her father; Erich, born August 27, 1911, who is a student at St. John's College, Winfield, Kansas; Roland, born August 11, 1913, who is taking a high school post graduate course; Lenore, born January 3, 1915, who died April, 1915; and Edward, born March 26, 1916, a sophomore in high school. Residence: West Point.
Joseph Patrick O'Furey
Active among Nebraska newspaper publishers of the two two decades is Joseph Patrick O'Furey, editor and publisher of the Cedar County News, Nebraska's best known prize-winning weekly. Mr. O'Furey was president of the Nebraska Press Association in 1923, and was for nine years a member of the board of directors. He is now serving his thirteenth term as secretary-treasurer of the Northeast Nebraska Editorial Association. He was the founder and first president of the Tri-State Editorial Association, and also served as vice president for Nebraska of the National Editorial Association for three years.
Mr. O'Furey was born at Wheatland, Pennsylvania, June 1, 1876, son of Martin and Bridget (Davis) O'Furey. The father was born in Oranmore, Ireland, May 10, 1846, and died at Cleveland, Ohio, September 14, 1905. The mother was born in Maryborough, Ireland, September 8, 1852, and died at Youngstown, Ohio, February 10, 1923.
On July 6, 1904, Joseph Patrick O'Furey was married to Lulu Mae Price at Bloomington, Illinois. There were two children, Geraldine Elsa, born April 30, 1907, who married James Paul Cody; and Joseph Daniel, born February 21, 1909, and died January 16, 1932.
In 1924 Mr. O'Furey served as assistant sergeant at arms at the Republican national convention at Cleveland, while on his way to New York as delegate to the Democratic national convention, representing the 3rd Nebraska district.
He is the democratic candidate for the state senate in the Tenth District.
He has served as a member of the Hartingtoa Board of Education and also as president of the Hartington Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the Elks, Modern Woodmen, Knights of Columbus, and Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Residence: Hartington.
Joseph Patrick O'Gara
Born at Lincoln, Nebraska, June 18, 1907, Joseph P. O'Gara is the son of Patrick and Mary (Corcoran) O'Gara. His father was born in County Donegal, Ireland, March 4, 1861, and came to America with his parents in 1863. His mother was born at Westport, County Mayo Ireland, March 6, 1874.
Mr. O'Gara was graduated from Cathedral High School in 1924, entered the University of Nebraska, receiving his A. B. in 1928 and his LL. B. in 1930. He was awarded the Order of the Coif and received the highest grade in his law class. He is a member of Phi Alpha Delta. In high school he received a letter in football in 1923 and in baseball and basketball in 1924.
Since his admission to the bar in 1930 Mr. O'Gara has been associated with the law firm of Perry, Van Pelt and Marti. He is a member of the Nebraska State and Lancaster County Bar Associations, and The Nebraskana Society. He is a Catholic, and a member of St. Mary's Cathedral. His sports are football and baseball. Residence: Lincoln. (Photograph in Album).
Peter Francis O'Gara
Born in a sod house in Cedar County, Nebraska, September 23, 1874, P. F. O'Gara is a son of early pioneers. His parents Roger Thomas and Bridget Susan (Hayes) O'Gara, were born in County Sliga, Ireland, Roger in 1838, and Bridget in 1848. Roger O'Gara came to America in 1852, and was an early educator and for fourteen years served as county superintendent of public instruction in Cedar County. He died at Laural, July 19, 1906. His wife died at Laurel, on August 18, 1900. Principally Irish, she was perhaps one-eighth Danish, as she traced her ancestry to the Danish Vikings.
Peter Francis O'Gara attended the public schools of Nebraska, and received his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Nebraska on June 14, 1906. For several years prior to his admission to the bar he taught in the public schools of Cedar County, and has since been engaged in active practice.
A Jeffersonian-Democrat of the ultra-progressive type, he was for four consecutive terms county attorney of Cedar County, and for a period of ten years was a member of the Democratic state central committee. At the present time he is local attorney for the Chicago, Burlingon and Quincy Railroad Company.
On July 3, 1911, he was united in marriage to Catherine McGrinn, at Hartington. Mrs. O'Gara, a native of Dennison, Iowa, was born November 30, 1882. She is of Irish descent, and was an educator prior to her marriage. There are six children, Frances, born May 20, 1912, who attends Wayne State Normal College; Margaret, born August 2, 1913, who is her father's secretary; Roger, born July 19, 1916; Gerald, born March 30, 1918; Gertrude, born April 4, 1920, and Hugh, born January 8, 1923. The four younger children attend school.
He is a member of the Knights of Columbus, and was grand knight of the Hartington Council 1913-14, and state advocate 1914, '15 and '16. He is a member of the Nebraska State Bar Association, the Chamber of Commerce, and the Nebraska State Historical Society, a member and secretary of the Cedar County Pioneer and Old Settlers Association, and the Native Sons and Daughters of Nebraska. He holds life membership in The Nebraskana Society. Residence: Hartington.
Howard E. Ohman
Howard E. Ohman, lawyer and clergyman, was born at Omaha, July 17, 1899, and is perhaps as well known as a chess player as a member of the ministerial profession. He is the son of Albert F. and Emma (Larson) Ohman, both natives of Sweden. He was educated in the Omaha public schools; was graduated from Central High School in 1918, and later attended the University of Omaha, where he was the winner of an award for scholarship.
Despite his lack of years he has had an extremely varied and interesting career. For seven years he practiced law with Montgomery, Hall and Young, the law department of the Union Pacific Railroad, with Johnson, Moorhead and Rine, and privately. He was then associate Boy's Work secretary of the Omaha Y. M. C. A. two years. For six years he was editor of the chess department of the Omaha World-Herald. He is pastor's as-
sistant at the First Central Congregational Church, and is associated with the Chelby Colorado Camps for Boys and Girls during the summer months. For the past fourteen years he has been Nebraska State chess champion. In addition he is interested in astronomy, and has given many lectures on the subject. He is a member of the Y. M. C. A., the Red Cross and the Chamber of Commerce. He is president of the Omaha Chess Club, and a member of the University Club. His sports are tennis and handball. Residence: Omaha.
David Dane O'Kane
David Dane O'Kane, a leader in business affairs at Wood River, Nebraska, was a pioneer settler in this state in 1874. He was born at Polo, Illinois, December 8, 1868, the son of Joseph and Mary Davey O'Kane. His father, who was born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, December 25, 1826, and died at Wood River, February 15, 1886, was a farmer who came to Dawson County as a homesteader in 1874 and served as county commissioner there for a number of years. His mother was born in County Sligo, Ireland, March 10, 1830, and died at Wood River, January 11, 1888.
Mr. O'Kane received most of his education at home and at the age of 14 began the study of telegraphy. He served as station agent for the Union Pacific Railroad Company from 1883 to 1902, and for the past 28 years has been connected with the Northwestern Bell Telephone Company in an executive capacity. During this time has also engaged in the real estate and insurance business at Wood River where he is still active in civic affairs.
Although he is retired from business Mr. O'Kane is serving as secretary of the Chamber of Commerce, is Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus, and holds membership in the Modern Woodmen of America and the Red Cross. He is affiliated with St. Mary's Catholic Church at Wood River.
On November 29, 1905, his marriage to Agnes Mary Whalen was solemnized at Wood River. Mrs. O'Kane was born in Iowa, March 12, 1878. They have the following children: Mary, born October 7, 1906, who is a graduate of St. Louis School of Technology; Leo, born August 11, 1908, who is a junior at Creighton College of Medicine in Omaha; Robert Harold, born May 10, 1910, who is also a student at Creighton; Gretchen, born May 2, 1913; and Charlotte, born March 5, 1917. Mr. O'Kane was postmaster at Wood River form 1916 to 1924. Residence: Wood River.
Thomas Wesley O'Laughlin
Born at Dubois, Nebraska, October 10, 1865, Thomas Wesley O'Laughlin is the son of James and Mary (Addamson) O'Laughlin. His father, who was a farmer, died at Pawnee City, Nebraska. His mother, who was a teacher, died at Dubois in 1880.
Mr. O'Laughlin is part owner of the O'Laughlin & Livingston Furniture Company at Grand Island, and in 1892 started a hardware business in Dubois. In 1902 he moved to Friend, Nebraska, and engaged in the furniture and undertaking business. Since 1912 he has been engaged in the furniture and undertaking business in Grand Island. He attended business college at Grand Island in 1888.
He is a member of the Rotary Club, the Grand Island Credit Association, the Chamber of Commerce, and the First Methodist Episcopal Church of Grand Island. He is secretary and treasurer of the O'Laughlin Livingston Company, and has served as a member of the board of directors of the Young Men's Christian Association for 10 years, and holds membership in the Elks, Modern Woodmen of America, Masons, and the Security Benefit Association. His social club is the Woodlawn Golf Club.
On July 12, 1893, he was married to Mary Dunlap at Tecumseh, Nebraska. Mrs. O'Laughlin, who was formerly a teacher, was born at Tecumseh, January 19, 1868. Their children are, Edith Lyle, born October 31, 1895, who married Paul L. Guggemus; and Alyne Grace, born January 7, 1898, who married W. A. Henry who is in the, finance business. Mr. Guggemus is an automobile salesman.
A Republican, Mr. O'Laughlin served as committeeman in Pawnee County from 1888 to 1900. Residence: Grand Island.
Charles Henry Oldfather
Charles Henry Oldfather was born at Tabriz, Persia, June 13, 1887, the son of Jeremiah M. and Felicia N. (Rice) Oldfather. His father, who was a missionary in Persia, 1872-90, was born at Farmersburg, Ohio, October 7, 1842, and died at Hanover, Indiana, May 10, 1910; he was a missionary in Persia, 1872-1890, and a clergyman in Indiana, 1890-1910; he served during the Civil War. His mother was born at Covington, Indiana, August 16, 1848. She is descended from Scotch, Irish, Welsh, and English ancestors.
Dr. Oldfather attended school in Indiana, and was graduated from Hanover College Academy, 1902. He holds the following degrees: A. B., Hanover College, 1906; B. D., McCormick Theological Seminary, 1911; Ph. D., University of Wisconsin, 1922. He was a student at the University of Munich, 1911-12, the University of Chicago, 1910, and the University of Illinois, 1919. He was a member of the college glee club and quartette, and Phi Delta Theta fraternity. In 1908 he was tennis champion of North Dakota, and took part in football and basketball.
He was a teacher in high school from 1906-07, was engaged in business, 1907-08, was teacher in the Syrian Protestant College, 1912-14, served as professor of classics at Hanover College, 1914-16, and was professor of Greek and ancient history at Wabash College, 1916-26. Since 1926, he has been professor of ancient history at the University of Nebraska.
Dr. Oldfather is a member of the American Association of University Professors, the American Historical Association, the Nebraskana Society, the American Philological Association, and the Classical Association of the Middle West. From 1920 to 1924, he acted as a member of the Library Commission of Indiana. He is affiliated with the First Presbyterian Church of Lincoln. His favorite sports are golfing and tennis.
During the World War he was prominent in loan drives and war work of all kinds. Politically, he is an Independent. On September 7, 1914, he was married to Margaret Kinsey McLelland at Indianapolis, Indiana. Mrs. Oldfather was born at Madison, Indiana, November 13, 1887. She is a niece of the famous author David Graham Phillips. Their children are: Ellanor Newton, born February 29, 1916; Margaret Rebekah, born November 26, 1918; and Charles Henry, born February 10, 1920.
Dr. Oldfather is the author of The Greek Papyri from Greco-Roman Egypts, 1912, and other articles. Residence: Lincoln.
Oliver Oscar Olinger
Oliver Oscar Olinger, farmer and stockman, was born near Tekamah, Nebraska, July 30, 1893. His parents are James Preston and Isabel (Hanson) Olinger, the former a native of Blacksburg, Virginia, born June 21, 1849. He was one of the earliest Nebraska pioneers, settling in Burt County, in 1855. He left Virginia with his parents at the age of seven, traveling by rail to the Ohio River, down which they went in a river boat, and thence by ox team and covered wagon from Kansas City to Nebraska. He was of German and English descent. His death occurred at Tekamah, on March 20, 1925. Isabel Hanson was born in Kongsberg, Norway, December 1, 1856, and was brought by her parents to America at the age of two
in a sailing vessel. She is a typical pioneer mother.
Mr. Olinger attended district school in Burt County, and was graduated from Tekamah High School in May, 1911. He attended the University of Nebraska College of Agriculture 1912-14, and the liberal arts college of Nebraska Wesleyan University a year and a half during 1917-18. In high school he was a member of the baseball team, and at Nebraska Wesleyan was made a member of Kappa Sigma Pi.
During 1911-12, and 1914-15, Mr. Olinger taught in rural schools. In 1923 he was county agent for Thurston County, and was student pastor from Nebraska Wesleyan University to Wabash, Nebraska in 1927. During the latter part of 1927 and 1928, he was student pastor at Wesley Chapel near Lincoln.
From 1916 to 1926, he was a breeder of Duroc-Jersey swine, and is now engaged as a farmer and stock raiser. On January 31, 1917, he was united in marriage, to Mabel Irene Cornish at Tekamah. Mrs. Olinger was born near Tekamah, November 1, 1894, of English descent. They have four children, Ida Elvira, born February 5, 1918; William Oliver, born October 17, 1919; James Merritt, born March 18, 1922, and Kenneth Cornish, born August 5, 1925.
In politics, Mr. Olinger is independent. From 1912-14, he was a member of the cadet corps at the university, and during the same time was a member of the Young Men's Christian Association at the university. During 1927-28 he was a member of the latter organization at Nebraska Wesleyan.
One of the organizers of the Burt County Farm Bureau in 1924, he served as its secretary 1924-26. He was the organizer of the Co-operative Egg and Poultry Association of Oakland, in 1926, and is a member of the Farmers Union of Nebraska. Since 1928, he has been a director of School District No. 70, and from 1918-23, he was treasurer of school district No. 16. He was one of the organizers of the Burt County Co-operative Oil Company in 1928, and the Tekamah Co-operative Creamery in 1930.
Mr. Olinger's hobby is the study of philosophy. He belongs to the First Methodist Episcopal Church of Tekamah. Residence: Tekamah.
A pioneer wagon maker and implement dealer, Theodore Olk was born at Puklies, Germany, January 7, 1870. He is the son of Nicholas and Angela (Center) Olk, the former born at Butsweiler, Germany, in 1830. Nicholas Olk died in Germany in 1923. His wife, Angela, was born in Puklies, Germany, in 1835, and died there in 1880.
Theodore Olk attended the public school, and for forty years has been engaged in the implement business at Pilger. He is a Democrat and a Catholic, and is a member of the Woodmen of the World, and the Knights of Pythias. He enjoys visiting with his friends and neighbors, and is fond of fishing. He is an authority on some phases of pioneer history.
On October 3, 1912, his marriage to Miana Eckhart was solemnized at Omaha. Mrs. Olk, was born in Olenbush, Germany, in July, 1896. They have had three children, Bernard, born July 31, 1913, died December 18, 1918; Evelyn, born October 6, 1915, died December 18, 1918; and Angelen, born in 1916, died the same year. Residence: Pilger.
Robert Henry Olmsted
A native of Chilo, Ohio, Robert Henry Olmsted has been a resident of Nebraska since September, 1887. He was born January 8, 1863, son of Thomas Bingham and Irvenia E. (Porter) Olmsted. His father, a farmer, was born at Cadiz, Ohio, November 16, 1833, and died at Chilo, Ohio, March 15, 1890. He was of Scotch-Irish descent. His wife, Irvenia, was born in Brown County, Ohio, June 15, 1840, and died in Clermont County, Ohio, December 23, 1911, and was also of Scotch-Irish descent. Mr. Olmsted was graduated from Hanover College (Indiana), June 15, 1885, with an A. B. degree, and received his M. A. from the same college in 1912. He is a member of Delta Tau Delta. In June, 1887, he was admitted to supreme court of Ohio, and in September, 1887, he came to Omaha, and was admitted to the bar, both in the courts of Nebraska and the United States. He was elected on the Republican ticket as member of the house of representatives in 1899, and has been active in politics for many years.
He was married to Demaris Beatrice Birkhauser, of Omaha, November 23, 1889. Mrs. Olmsted was born at Hiawatha, Kansas, August 29, 1869, and is active in church and civic circles. There are three children: Florence, born December 1, 1890, married to Bentley G. McCloud, who is senior vice president of the First National Bank of Chicago. Robert H., born January 8, 1900, married Edith Royal Tyler, and is manager of the investment department of the Uptown State Bank of Chicago. Wilbert, born November 19, 1905, died May 15, 1907.
Mr. Olmsted was a participant in all drives during the World War. He is a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Florence, Nebraska, and of the American, Nebraska State and Omaha-Douglas Bar Associations. His favorite recreations are reading, working in his garden and enjoying nature. Residence: Omaha.
Hans Olsen, director of teacher training at Kearney State Teachers College, was born at Farwell, Nebraska, April 27, 1892, son of Fred and Petra Caroline (Jensen) Olsen. His father, who is now retired, was born in Fyn, Denmark, November 20, 1858, and same to the United States in 1878. His wife, Petra, was born in Fyn, April 8, 1862.
Upon the completion of his education in the Farwell Public Schools, Mr. Olsen attended high school. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the Nebraska State Teachers College at Kearney in 1920; in 1922 he received the degree, Master of Arts from Columbia University and in 1926 the degree, Doctor of Philosophy from the same institution. During the year 1919-1920 he attended Kansas State Agricultural College at Manhattan. He is a member of Phi Delta Kappa, Kappa Delta P1, and Xi Phi.
During the years 1911-1913, Mr. Olsen was a teacher in the public schools of District No. 78, of Howard County. He became principal of Hope Consolidated District in Scotts Bluff County in 1916 and held that position two years. The following year he was instructor at the Bayard, Nebraska, High School. From 1919 until 1925 he was instructor at the State Teachers College at Kearney. In 1925 he was made director of Teachers Training in that institution, which position he now holds. During the summers since 1927 he has been instructor in summer sessions in the University of Kansas.
Mr. Olsen is the author of A Study of Educational Inequalities, Being a Survey of Certain Aspects of Public Education in Buffalo County, Nebraska (1921); The Work of Boards of Education and How It Should Be Done (1926) ; Obstacles to School Consolidation-How These Can Be Avoided or Overcome (1921).
On August 15, 1926, he was married to Florence Katherine Miller at Nebraska City. Mrs. Olsen was born at Nebraska City, September 25, 1900. They have one son, Hans Christian, 3rd, born April 20, 1929.
Among Mr. Olsen's professional organizations are the National Education Association and the Nebraska State Teachers Association. He is a Lutheran, a member of the Chamber of Commerce at Kearney, and a member of the Cosmopolitan Club (president 1929), and the Masons. Residence: Kearney.
Otto Frederick Olsen
Born at Fremont, Nebraska, May 3, 1894, Otto Frederick Olsen has been an editor and publisher for a number of years. He is the son of Zacharias and Mariana (Christianson) Olsen, the former a shoemaker, who was born in Humlun, Denmark, May 22, 1861. He came to America in 1885, and is now located at Fremont. Mariana, his wife, was born in Kjarby, Denmark, January 20, 1862, and came to America in 1885.
Otto Frederick Olsen was educated in the Fremont and Kennard Schools, and attended Kennard High School. He was employed six and a half years on a Danish publication at Blair, and for one year on the Superior Express, and for fifteen and a half years has been in business for himself, eight and a half years at Kennard, and for the past seven years as editor and publisher of the Ceresco News.
He was married to Minnie Rohwer at Blair, on October 21, 1914. Mrs. Olsen, who was born at Blair, July 15, 1895, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Rohwer of Fort Calhoun, and assists her husband in his newspaper work. There are two daughters, Lucile Marian, born November 28, 1915, who is a junior in high school; and Vera Louise, born November 4, 1918, who is a freshman.
Mr. Olsen is independent in politics. He is a musician, and has been a member of local bands since the age or twelve, and for two years was leader and clarinetist in the Ceresco band. He has also played the clarinet and violin in orchestral work for twenty years. His religious affiliation is with the Ceresco Methodist Episcopal Church. For three years he served as secretary of the Ceresco Commercial Club. He is also a member of the Volunteer Fire Department and The Nebraskana Society. Mr. Olsen's hobbies are mechanics and radio experimentation. Residence: Ceresco.
Albert Olson, who has lived in Nebraska since 1905, was born at Lulea, Sweden, August 25, 1878, the son of Olof Anders and Mary Katherine (Jakobson) Olson. His father, who was a carpenter and fisherman, was born at Neder, Sweden, April 16, 1845, and died at Neder, November 24, 1918. His mother was born at Angesbyn, Sweden, January 6, 1850, and died at Neder, January 14, 1901.
Mr. Olson has been a carpenter and contractor at Cozad, Nebraska, for many years. He served as captain of a sailing vessel, The Swan, for two years prior to 1903. He is affiliated with the Methodist Episcopal Church of Cozad, and holds membership in The Nebraskana Society. His hobby is reading.
He was united in marriage with Hulda Margaret Nordstrom at Lincoln, Nebraska, July 29, 1905. Mrs. Olson was born at Person, Sweden, January 2, 1877. To them the following children were born: Hazel, May 26, 1906; Richard, August 29, 1907, who married Elsie Fleharty; Helen Elizabeth, March 12, 1909, who died in infancy; Lillian, February 1, 1911, who married Rex R. Young; Helen Frances, August 15, 1914; and Berniece, October 28, 1918, who died April 13, 1920. Helen was graduated from the Cozad High School, and Richard is a farmer. Residence: Cozad.
Charles Emanuel Olson
Charles E. Olson was born in Fillmore County, Nebraska, May 3, 1879, and except for a few years spent in Iowa, has lived in the state all his life. He is the son of Charles and Anna Charlotte (Johnson) Olson. His father, whose ancestry was Swedish, was a farmer, and died when Charles Olson was an infant. His mother, who was of Swedish descent, was born in Webster County, Iowa, September 15, 1858, and died at Omaha, June 4, 1910.
Mr. Olson was graduated from the public school at Marshalltown, Iowa, in 1898. A business man for many years he is now president and treasurer of the Olson Coffee Company of Omaha.
He was united in marriage with Daisy Belle Rogers at Omaha, November 26, 1910. Mrs. Olson was born of English parentage in DeWitt County, Illinois, May 11, 1881.
Mr. Olson is a member of the Omaha Chamber of Commerce; the Noon-day Luncheon Club; and the Omaha Field Club. He is a Mason, and a Democrat and is affiliated with the First Central Congregational Church of Omaha. Residence: Omaha.
George Emil Olson
George E. Olson, who has been a farmer and broom manufacturer for many years in Polk County, Nebraska, was born at Providence, Rhode Island, April 3, 1880. His father, John Olson, was born in Sweden, February 2, 1846, and came to America, May 5, 1871. His mother, Mary (Johnson) Olson, was born in Sweden, June 21, 1847, and died at Stromsburg, April 29, 1911.
Mr. Olson was a student at the Stromsburg High School, attended Bryant Business College, and later the Moody Institute of Chicago. He is a member of the Eden Baptist Church, and is independent, politically. Football and hiking are his favorite sports.
His marriage to Mayme Erontyna Swanse was solemnized at Stromsburg, June 4, 1912. They have two children: Winona Marie, who was graduated from Stromsburg High School in 1931; and Melburne Ulrick. During the World War, Mr. Olson took an active part in loan drives. Residence: Stromsburg. (Photograph in Album).
Harry Theodore Olson
Harry Theodore Olson, a leading professional man of Sargent, Nebraska, was born at Pontiac, Illinois, February 17, 1883, the son of Christian James and Louise Recka (Ipsoa) Olson. His father, who was a farmer, was born at Ronne, Denmark, August 24, 1844, and died at Fordland, Missouri, in October, 1926. His mother was born in Denmark October 23, 1850, and came to America in 1868; her ancestors were chiefly clergymen.
Dr. Olson was graduated from the Fremont High School in 1905, received the D. D. S. degree at the Lincoln Dental College in 1913, and for a year taught in the public schools of Minnesota. He studied telegraphy and was station agent for the Missouri and St. Louis Railway from 1906 to 1910. Since 1913 he has been engaged in the practice of dentistry at Sargent.
He is a member of the Lion's Club and the Nebraskana Society, is a member of the National Dental Association, the Nebraska Dental Association, and the district organization. He has served as a member of the board of education at Sargent, since 1923, acting as secretary of the board since 1929. His sports include football, hiking, and fishing.
On August 3, 1916, he was married to Gyneth Elizabeth Wittemyer at Boulder, Colorado. Mrs. Olson, whose ancestry is German and English, was born at Sargent, February 15, 1892. Their children are: Donald, December 26, 1917; Harold, February 2, 1920; Meredith, August 3, 1923; and Marjorie, June 27, 1931. Residence: Sargent.
Nels H. Olson
Nels H. Olson, a resident of Nebraska for the past 60 years, has been a farmer near St. Edward for over 32 years, and has been active in community affairs during that time. He was born at Kristianstad, Sweden, February 23, 1866, the son of Hakan G. and Bengta (Giselson) Olson, the former a farmer who was born in Sweden, April 20, 1829, and died at Mead, Nebraska, August 10, 1909. His mother was born in Sweden, April
© 2005 for the NEGenWeb Project by Ted & Carole Miller