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Nellie Frances Wullschleger

Nellie Frances Wullschleger, daughter of James Stephen and Emma (Nye) Armstrong, was born at Albion, Nebraska, January 20, 1893. James Stephen Armstrong was born at LaPorte, Indiana, November 27, 1851, and was admitted to the bar at LaPorte, in 1872. He was the son of John L. Armstrong, who married Susannah L. Beggs, at Springhill, Indiana, May 6, 1830.

James Stephen Armstrong married Emma Nye, who was born at Springville, Indiana, July 14, 1852. She was one of his pupils, while he taught at Springville, and when he came to Nebraska, she promised to join him. They were married at Omaha, and went directly to Boone County, making the trip by stage coach. James S. Armstrong was a brilliant lawyer, and served as county judge of Boone County several terms. From the time of his admission to the bar he practiced continuously, and was regarded highly by contemporary members of the legal profession. In the hours just prior to his death he transacted important business and dictated letters that had to be taken care of. He was honored some time before his death by a resolution of the Boone County bar, in which his enviable record as a lawyer was commended, and he was designated as the pioneer lawyer of the sixth judicial district. His death occurred at Leigh, Nebraska, March 17, 1931.

His wife, Emma Nye, was a true pioneer. She taught school ten years in the early days of Indiana, six of which were in one room in LaPorte. She was the daughter of Ira C. and Elisabeth Ann (Pardee) Nye. For many years she was a member of the Order of Eastern Star at Albion. Her death occurred there on March 21, 1916.

Nellie Frances Wullschleger attended Albion grade school, and after two years in the grade schools of Hubbard, Minnesota, was graduated from the 10th grade; returning to Albion, she was graduated from the 12th grade in 1913. During 1915-16 she attended Kearney State Normal School. She taught in the rural schools of Minnesota one year, in Boone County 2 years, and two years in Leigh.

On May 26, 1918, she was married to Otto Herman Wullschleger at Omaha. Mr. Wullschleger, who is a farmer, is the son of John and Anna (Gruetter) Wullschleger. His father was born at Wynau, Aarwangen, Bern, Switzerland, and came to New York, at the age of 10, remaining seven years. He came first to Columbus, and then to Colfax county, and located on the farm where Otto H. now resides. Anna Gruetter was born in Rugsau, Ambte, Drechselwald, Bern, Switzerland, May 31, 1866, and came to Columbus, at the age of 18. They were married at Columbus, May 8, 1888.

Mr. and Mrs. Wullschleger have two children, Ema Jane, born September 22, 1920, and John Robert, born April 8, 1927. The Leigh World, of July 25, 1930, states that Ema Jane is an unusually well developed child for her age. In 1930, Ema Jane drove a tractor on her father's farm a non-stop run of eight hours, in the excessive heat, an unusual undertaking even for a grown person.

Mrs. Wullschleger is a member of the Church of Christ at Albion, and of the Leigh Woman's Club. She is a member of Maple Leaf Camp of the Royal Neighbors and has served as oracle and county oracle. She was past noble grand of the Rebekah Lodge at Leigh. She is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Daughters of 1812. She is also a direct descendent of Robert Dc Vere, Earl of Oxford, who was one of the signers of the great Magna Charta in 1215.

Her real interest is aiding rural women to become leaders in their communities, and to make them better homemakers. She is county chairman of extension work in Colfax County, and has given much time to the organization of clubs and in visiting clubs. She has seventeen clubs at the present time and several new ones for next year. She is also vice president of the Federal Farm Bureau of Colfax County, and a member of the 4-H committee for the county. She is a member of the Congregational Missionary Society and Ladies Guild. Residence: Omaha. (Photograph in Album).

Benjamin Franklin Wyland

The Reverend Benjamin Franklin Wyland, celrgyman (sic), was born at Harlan, Iowa, March 16, 1882, the son of John Frank and Molly Eliza (Griffith) Wyland. His father was born in Indiana on September 14, 1852 of Dutch descent. His mother was born of Welsh ancestry on October 17, 1856 and died on February 12, 1894. Her family came to America with William Penn.

Mr. Wyland was graduated from the Harlan High School in 1900, and received his Ph. B. from the University of Iowa in 1905. He was a member of the Iowa-Nebraska debate team, editor of the Daily Iowan, president of the Irving Society and adjutant of the University of Iowa Battalion during the time at the university. At Yale University, where he received his B. D. in 1908, he was a member of the track and cross country teams and of Alpha Chi Rho.

He was married to Ada D. Beach, January 14, 1909, whose ancestors were among the founders of the colony at New Haven, Connecticut. There are four children, Gordon, born 1909; Hugh, born 1911; Molly, born 1919 and Robert, born 1923.

From 1910 to 1918 Mr. Wyland was associate pastor of the Tompkins Avenue Church of New York City, the largest Congregational Church in the World, and during 1917 and 1918 was religious editor of the New York Tribune. During the years 1918 to 1925 he was pastor of the Union Congregational Church at Worcester, Massachusetts. During his residence there he received the following honors: appointed chairman of food commission, disbursing $300,000 worth of food, and chairman of employment committee for returning soldiers, handling 10,00 soldiers; member of motion picture censorship board; president of the Congregational Club; president of the Interdenominational Ministers; chairman of Law Enforcement Committee; manager city relief to influenza sufferers; in 1923 exchange preacher between Great Britain and America; made life member of Knights Templar; made grand chaplain of the Massachusetts Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters of the Masonic Order; member Kiwanis Club.

At the present time Mr. Wyland is pastor of the First Plymouth Congregational Church of Lincoln, and is a member of the Lancaster County and Lincoln Ministerial Associations, as well as the Red Cross, Chamber of commerce, Nebraskana Society and Y. M. C. A. Residence: Lincoln.

Joy Whitney Wymore

Joy Whitney Wymore, superintendent of the Curtis Public Schools, was born at Freedom, Nebraska, April 16, 1909, son of Ira E. and Sophia Adeline (Whitney) Wymore.

The father, born at Liberty, Nebraska, December 4, 1873, was formerly a teacher and is now engaged in farming. The mother was born in Wisconsin, July 30, 1883, and in her youth was a teacher also.

Mr. Wymore attended rural school of District No. 33 in Frontier County and was graduated from high school in Curtis in April, 1927. From 1928-29 he attended the Hastings College and the summers of 1930 and 1931 and the fall of 1931 was a student at Kearney State Teachers College. He was a member of Pi Kappa Delta, debating fraternity of Hastings College. He is a member of the First Congregational Church, the Rotary Club and the Nebraska State Teachers Association. Residence: Curtis.

Guy Austin Wynegar

Guy A. Wynegar was born at Pecatonica, Illinois, March 5, 1883, the son of Joseph Allen Wynegar and Hester Ann (Hulse) Wynegar. His father was born

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at Pecatonica, February 2, 1858. He was a farmer and stock raiser; was of German parentage and came to Nebraska, after living in Virginia, Ohio and Illinois, early in the 1880's. He died in Ulysses, Nebraska, January 27, 1931. Hester Wynegar was born in Texas, December 12, 1857.

Mr. Wynegar received his education in the grade schools. He was united in marriage with Ruth Ellen Sloan, March 1, 1906, at Hendley, Furnace County, Nebraska. She was born in Jewell City, Jewell County, Kansas, January 5, 1887, and is successful in farm work and is a chicken breeder. Their only child was John Allen, born June 30, 1907, who died March 1, 1920.

Mr. Wynegar is a general farmer but is especially interested in stock raising. He is township director of the county fair board and is a member of The Nebraskana Society. Residence: Ulysses.

Arthur B. Yates

Arthur B. Yates, automobile dealer and banker, was born at Ashkum, Illinois, February 16, 1874, son of Wilson W. and Mary E. (Whitesides) Yates. His ancestry is Welsh and early American.

Mr. Yates attended public school, and engaged in the general mercantile business for a time. He is also engaged in the automobile business, is a banker, and has some farming interests. He attended school in his early days in a rural sod school house.

On August 19, 1900, he was married to Mary F. Connelly at North Platte, her birthplace. She was born March 3, 1881. There are two children, Donald, born February 22, 1902; and Thelma, born June 8, 1912.

Ordinarily a Republican; Mr. Yates is at the present time independent. He is interested in mechanics and baseball, and is a member of Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, the Brotherhood of American Yoemen and the Knights of Pythias. Residence: Sutherland.

Frank Charles Yates

Frank Charles Yates, lawyer and executive, was born at Omaha, April 9, 1887, the son of John Thomas and Mary Katherine (Schuey) Yates. John Thomas Yates was born at Mt. Savidge, Maryland, and is secretary of the Woodmen of the World and past potentate of Tangier Temple of the Shrine. He is descended from Welsh settlers in America in 1840, who served in the Civil War.

Mary Catherine Schuey was born at Kittanning, Pennsylvania, of German parentage. Until her death at Omaha, she was active in the Omaha Woman's Club.

Frank C. Yates attended the public schools of Omaha, and was graduated from the preparatory department of Creighton University in 1904. He received his A. B. from Creighton in 1908, and an LL. D. in 1911. A Republican, he was elected member of the Nebraska house of representatives in 1913. Beginning his professional career as member of the law firm of Mulfinger and Yates, he later formed a law partnership under the firm name of Yates and Lones. In addition to his law practice, he is president of the Business Collection and Adjustment Company and president of The Joseph Speigel Company.

During the World War he was officer in charge of flying cadets and commanding officer of the 115th, 116th, 117th and 327th Aero Squadron, at Kelley Field. In 1916 he was captain of Company D, 4th Nebraska Infantry, on the Mexican Border. He is a member of the American Legion and is secretary of the Omaha chapter of the Reserve Officers Association. He is a member of the Omaha and Nebraska State Bar Associations, the Elks and the Woodmen of the World. His sport is golf and his hobby is reading.

On December 81, 1922, he was married to Kathryn G. Sneed, at Omaha. Mrs. Yates was born in Omaha, August 24, 1888. They have one daughter, Margaret Mary, born December 22, 1923. Residence: Omaha.

Henry William Yates

Henry William Yates, banker, was born at Omaha, December 24, 1879, son of Henry Whitfield and Eliza Barr (Samuel) Yates; Henry Whitfield Yates was born at Leonardtown, Maryland, January 1, 1837, and was a banker in Omaha, many years. He died at Omaha, on January 9, 1915. His ancestry was traced to English settlers in Maryland, in 1687.

Eliza Samuel Yates was a native of Columbia, Maryland, born November 19, 1840. She died at Omaha, on June 13, 1929. She was a granddaughter of Hon. David Todd of Missouri, and a great granddaughter of General Levi Todd, of Kentucky.

Upon the completion of his elementary education, Henry William Yates was graduated from the Omaha High School in 1897. He received his A. B. from Harvard University in 1901, and returned to Omaha, to enter the banking business. Until 1923 he was cashier and director of the Nebraska National Bank of Omaha. He is now assistant trust officer of the United States National Bank, and secretary and director of the Nebraska National Company. He is a Republican.

Mr. Yates is active in civic and welfare work, and is treasurer and director of the Omaha Chapter of the Red Cross and a member of the Chamber of Commerce. He is a member also of the Sons of the American Revolution, the Nebraska State Historical Society and The Nebraskana Society. He attends Trinity Cathedral. His clubs are the University, the Omaha Club, the Omaha Country Club and the Harvard Club of New York.

He is fond of golf and enjoys trout fishing. His hobby is reading. Residence: Omaha.

John Thomas Yates

John Thomas Yates was born at Mount Savage, Maryland, June 2, 1856, the son of Thomas and Mary Yates. His father, who was a merchant, was born in England, in 1817, and died at Mount Savage, October, 1881; his ancestry was English and Welsh.

His mother was born at Doulas, Glennongshire, Wales, in 1817, and died at Mount Savage, April 15, 1887.

Mr. Yates attended high school at Mount Savage. He has lived at Omaha for 49 years. He is now secretary of the sovereign camp of the Woodmen of the World, and is editor of the Woodmen News. He is the author of The Hunchback and many other short stories. He is a member of the Modern Woodmen of America, the Young Men's Christian Association, and the Masons. He is affiliated with All Saint's Episcopal Church of Omaha. His social clubs are: Happy Hollow; County; and Omaha University Club.

His marriage to Katherine Mary Shuey was solemnized at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, October 8, 1880; she was born of German parentage in Pennsylvania, March 28, 1860, and died at Omaha, December 3, 1904. Five children were born to them: Mary Frances, born November, 1881, who married H. E. Well; Ann, born October 16, 1884, who married George Guild; Effa, born May 12, 1885; Frank, born April 9, 1887; and John T., born January, 1899. On October 12, 1908, he married Mary Elizabeth Free at Omaha. Residence: Omaha.

John Walter Yeager

John W. Yeager was born at Richland, Indiana, March 1, 1891, the son of Wilhelm Carl and Laura Elizabeth (Barton) Yeager. His father, who is a farmer, was born at Stuttgart, Germany, November 26, 1863, and came to America in 1880. His mother, whose ancestry is Scotch-Irish and Pennsylvania Dutch, was born at Booneville, Indiana, February 2, 1870.

Mr. Yeager received his early education in the country school near Richland, and in 1910, was graduated from the Richland High School. He was awarded his LL. B. degree at the Chicago Kent College of Law, 1913, and is

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a member of Delta Theta Phi, an honorary member of Lambda Phi, and of Delta Tau Epsilon at Omaha University where he is now an instructor.

Engaged in the practice of law at Evansville, Indiana, from 1913 to 1914; he was a farmer for a year, 1915; and since 1915 has practiced law at Omaha. For the past ten years he has been chief deputy county attorney of Douglas County. In 1928 he was unsuccessful candidate for judge of the district court, on the Republican ticket. He is vice president of the H. C. Noll Company.

On June 28, 1922, he was married at Denver, Colorado, to Lena E. Deeg, who was born at Eureka, Spencer County, Indiana, April 16, 1891. Mrs. Yeager, whose ancestry is German, was formerly a schoolteacher. They have one son: John Walter, Jr., born October 15, 1926, and one daughter, born February 23, 1931.

Mr. Yeager served as a first class sergeant in the World War, and for 11 days fought in the battle of St. Mihiel. He is a member of the American Legion, serving as judge advocate of the Omaha Post Number 1; and the Veterans of the Foreign Wars. He holds membership in the Omaha Bar Association, the Nebraska State Bar Association, and the American Bar Association, and has been a member of the Red Cross for several years.

He is a Mason, Odd Fellow, Elk, and Knight of Pythias, a member of the Omaha Athletic Club and the Omaha Field Club. He is affiliated with the First Presbyterian Church of Omaha. He likes to golf; his hobby is reading. Residence: Omaha.

John Yoachim

John Yoachim, son of Peter Yoachim and Dorothy (Maul) Yoachim, was born at Alexandria, Thayer County, Nebraska, April 5, 1892. His father was born in Premacens, Germany, February 6, 1846 and died at Alexandria, January 12, 1922. His family came to America in the neighborhood of 1866 and engaged in farming. His mother was born at Talischwailer, Germany, March 16, 1849; of German parentage.

Mr. Youchim attended the public schools, and on April 27, 1921, he was united in marriage with Josephine Domeier, at Fairbury. She was born at Ohiowa, Fillmore County, Nebraska, February 28, 1896, of German parentage. They have two children: LaVerle, born January 17, 1922 and Maria Jean, February 7, 1928.

In addition to his agricultural activities, John Yoachim is a director of the State Bank of Alexandria. He has lived in Nebraska all of his life and is an outstanding citizen.

During the War he was a private in the ambulance service for ten months. He is a member of the American Legion, the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons Lodge, and also the Nebraskana Society. Reading is his favorite recreation. Residence: Alexandria.

Byron Ellsworth Yoder

Byron E. Yoder was born at Topeka, La Grange County, Indiana, August 21, 1882. Jonathan D. Yoder, his father, was a farmer, born at Topeka, May 24, 1854, and who died there September 3, 1916. His ancestry was Pennsylvania German. His mother, Elizabeth (Wenger) Yoder, whose ancestors were Pennsylvania German, also was born at Topeka, May 11, 1859. She is still living.

Mr. Yoder was graduated from high school in 1901, and attended Valparaiso University in Indiana, 1902, and was graduated from the University of Nebraska with the A. B. degree in 1908. A member of the interstate debating team, 1907, he was president of his senior class in 1908. He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and Delta Sigma Rho at the University of Nebraska, and is a member of Delta Upsilon.

A resident of Nebraska since 1904, Mr. Yoder has had a varied career in the business and educational world. He was cashier of the State Bank of Melbeta, at Melbeta, Nebraska, 1914-21; was superintendent of schools at Ravenna, Nebraska, 1909-11; and from 1922 to 1929 was vice president of the Rathbone Company. He is now a member of the firm of Kimball-Yoder, Realtors.

On January 29, 1913, he was married to Irene Holland, at Lincoln, Nebraska Mrs. Yoder, whose ancestry is Irish, was born at Friend, on October 29, 1886, and died at Lincoln, July 4, 1929. Three children were born to them, two of whom are living: Mary, born April 21, 1916; Byron, born March 29, 1919; and Ruth, born November 21, 1914, who died March 1, 1915.

Mr. Yoder is captain in the Quartermaster Corps of the Nebraska National Guard. He is captain in the Officers Reserve and a member of the Reserve Association. He is a member of the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, the Lions Club, the Lincoln Club, the Lincoln Board of Realtors, and the Young Men's Christian Association. He is a 32nd degree Mason, Scottish Rite, a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church of Lincoln, and holds membership in the University Club. He is a Republican. Residence: Lincoln.

Florence E. Yoder

One of Nebraska's veteran teachers in the public schools of Dawson County is Florence E. Yoder, who was born at Normal, Illinois, the daughter of Soloman H. and Lydia (Esh) Yoder. Her father, who was a teacher and minister in the Mennonite Church in Missouri, for years, was born in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, June 24, 1844, and died at Elm Creek, Nebraska, June 16, 1925. He moved to Custer County, Nebraska, in 1886, and was a member and chairman of the county board of supervisors there; in 1895 he settled in Dawson County, and in 1907, removed to Buffalo County. His ancestry was Swiss.

Her mother, who was born in Mifflin County, January 19, 1840, and died at Elm Creek, January 26, 1918, was a teacher, an active church worker, and a member of the Women's Christian Temperance Union. Her ancestors came to America, from Switzerland, in 1746,

Miss Yoder has two brothers: Dr. C. A. Yoder and H. A. Yoder, living at Elm Creek. Miss Yoder was graduated from the Lexington High School, Lexington, Nebraska, in 1891, and as a young woman began teaching in rural schools. To advance in her profession she felt that she must have a higher education, and this she attained in the interims between teaching. She is today one of the most experienced and widely known teachers in the state, having taught over 1650 pupils during her years of service in public school work.

She taught one year at Callaway, Nebraska, six years at Elm Creek, Nebraska, and 28 years at Lexington, where she is now principal and teacher in the East Ward School. She holds membership in the Nebraska State Teachers' Association, the National Educational Association, the Rebekah Lodge, P. E. O., and the Lexington Country Club. She has served as secretary, vice president, and president of the Lexington High School Alumni Association which she helped organize in 1891.

Miss Yoder was active in Red Cross affairs during the World War, and is now a member of the Legion Auxiliary at Lexington, through her brother's war service. Dr. Charles A. Yoder, her brother, served as captain in the United States Army, Ambulance Company Number 20, 6th Division, commanding officer of the American Expeditionary Forces in France.

She is a member of the Nebraskana Society and is affiliated with the Mennonite Church. Residence: Lexington. (Photograph in Album).

Edwin Clarence Yont

Born at Nebraska City, April 12, 1868, Edwin Clarence Yont has been active as a banker and public man for the past forty years. He is the son of John and Sophia

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(Atkinson) Yont. His father, born at West Newton, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, April 25, 1838, was a farmer and landowner of German descent, who died at Lincoln, September 13, 1913. His mother was born in Pennsylvania, October 11, 1845, and died at Lincoln, August 13, 1923. She was of German and Scotch descent.

Edwin C. Yont attended the public schools and business college, and later took a correspondence course in law. Born a Republican, he has always retained his affiliation with that party, and has twice been an unsuccessful candidate for the state legislature.

His marriage to Sella Norton took place at Talmage, Nebraska, December 24, 1898. Mrs. Yont was born at Victoria, Illinois, February 22, 1875. Their two children are: Helen, born August 2, 1900, a graduate of the University of Nebraska, and now an instructor in the Omaha High School; Gladys, born August 24, 1902, married Wilher Maclay, and is the mother of two children.

Mr. Yont began his banking career as cashier of the Bank of Brock, of which he is president. He is also president of the Fremont Joint Stock Land Bank, a director in the Lincoln Trust Company, and member of the advisory committee of the Lincoln Joint Stock Land Bank.

Mr. Yont is a 33rd degree Mason. He is particularly active in the order, and is president of the Masonic-Eastern Star Home for Children, at Fremont, Nebraska, and a member of the board of relief of the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Nebraska.

During the World War he was quartermaster sergeant of the local home guard company; chairman of all local war activities, and county vice-chairman of the Nemaha County Red Cross. He was county chairman of another war activity also.

He is a member of the First Methodist Episcopal Church, and is active in church and educational affairs. He was for two years president and three years vice president of the school board section of the National Educational Association, is a member of the Brock Community Club, and chairman of the Nemaha County Association of Bankers.

His social clubs include the J. O. C. Club of Lincoln, and the Fifty-Fifty Club of Lincoln. Residence: Brock.

Lewis Ernest York

Lewis Ernest York, successful farmer in Gage County, Nebraska, was born at Pine Valley, Chautauqua County, New York, July 31, 1875, the son of Warren Yeomans and Florence Malvina (Aldrich) York. His father, who is the owner of a chain of cheese factories in New York and Nebraska, was born at Brookfield, Madison County, New York, April 5, 1849, of Quaker parentage; he was a teacher in the public schools of New York during his youth. Lewis York's grandfather moved from Stormingson, Connecticut, to Brookfield, New York, where he built the first frame house in the settlement.

Florence Malvina (Aldrich) York, mother of Lewis York, was born at Warsaw, Wyoming County, New York, September 18, 1851, of English parentage, and died at Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, June 13, 1930. She received a musical education and was always prominent in the world of music. Members of the Aldrich family fought in the Revolution, and Mason Aldrich, father of Florence (Aldrich) York, drove a stage coach from Buffalo to Hamburg in the days of the plank road.

Mr. York was graduated from the Liberty High School in 1895 and for the next eight years he was a professional baseball player. He has been engaged in farm work intermittently since 1883 when his parents settled on the Otoe Indian Reservation in Gage County. He is a director in the Barneston Telephone Company, has been president of the Parent Teachers Association for several years, and has been township assessor at Barneston for some time. He holds membership in the Nebraskana Society, is a Master Mason, and is an active worker in the Presbyterian Church at Barneston. His hobby is mechanics while his favorite sports are hunting and fishing.

His marriage to Mary Eliza Prettyman was solemnized at Marysville, Kansas, December 31, 1902. Mrs. York, who was born at Chillicothe, Missouri, February 10, 1884, is the daughter of Scotch and English parents. Her father was born at Knox, Indiana, of English parentage, and her mother was born on a Scottish estate near Edenburgh.

To their marriage four children were born: Ernest Garold, born November 17, 1903, who is married to Alice Jane Wolfe; Frances Belle, born September 16, 1910; Cenith Fern, born February 18, 1916; and Ruth May, born March 9, 1918. They have taken Leighton Arthur Parker from a children's home to care for him, but have not as yet adopted him. Garold York operates one of his father's farms; he has three sons. Residence: Barneston.

Charles Edward Yost

Born at Geneva, Nebraska, September 9, 1883, Charles Edward Yost is the son of Charles Henry and Sarah Jane (Bruce) Yost. His father, born at Goshen, Ohio, August 11, 1848, traces his ancestry in America to 1755. He was a farmer, who came to Nebraska in its early days, and died at Pauline, Nebraska, June 9, 1925. His wife, who was born May 17, 1849, traced her ancestry to Mayflower passengers. She died at Hastings in 1922.

Charles Edward Yost attended Hastings public anal high schools and was graduated from Hastings Business College in 1903. He is a dairy farmer at the present time, and is president of the Adams County Livestock Breeders Association. His hobby is Jersey cattle.

On February 6, 1907, he was united in marriage to Clara Mary Drollinger at Hastings. Mrs. Yost was born at Gardner, Illinois, July 10, 1887. There are three children, Jessie, born January 18, 1908, who married Harold Alton Lundecn; Edward M., born July 2, 1911; and Ida Elizabeth, born February 25, 1919. The family attends the First Methodist Church at Hastings. Residence: Hastings.

H. S. Yost

H. S. Yost, manager of the P. L. Yost Lumber Company, was born at Harvard, Nebraska, August 28, 1895, son of P. L. and Christena (Glantz) Yost. P. L. Yost was born of German parents, and for many years has operated extensively in the lumber business in Nebraska. His wife is also of German parentage.

Mr. Yost was graduated from Lincoln High School in 1915, and attended the University of Nebraska, where he was made a member of Phi Gamma Delta; and later attended the University of Grenoble at Grenoble, France. For several years he has been associated with his father in the lumber business, and is now the manager of the P. L. Yost Company.

On June 9, 1920, he was married to Lula Shade, at Hebron, Nebraska. Mrs. Yost, who was born at Hebron, April 29, 1894, is of English descent. Mr. and Mrs. Yost have two children, Theodor, born December 27, 1924, and Marcia, born April 14, 1927.

Mr. Yost is a Republican. He served with the American Expeditionary Forces in the World War, and is a member of the American Legion and Forty and Eight. He belongs to the Junior Chamber of Commerce at Lincoln, the Lions Club, the Masons and the Odd Fellows. His religious affiliation is with the Congregational Church. He is a Mason and is a member of the Havelock Library Commission. His sports are golf and outboard motoring. Residence: Havelock.

John O. Yost

A farmer in Clay County, Nebraska, for the past 54 years, John G. Yost was born at Norka, Russia, June 27, 1845, the son of Catherine (Bott) and Henry Yost.

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His father, who was also a farmer, was born at Norka, Russia, of German parentage, March 10, 1800, and died there April 20, 1865. His mother was born at Norka, September 5, 1804, and died at Harvard, Nebraska, November 25, 1882.

Mr. Yost received his education in a parochial school in Norka from which he was graduated in 1860. He is affiliated with the Harvard Methodist Episcopal Church, holds membership in the Nebraskana Society, and is a member of the Republican party.

On February 16, 1869, he married Christina Schwindt at Norka. Mrs. Yost was born at Norka, August 15, 1848, and died at Harvard, May 1, 1928. Eight children were born to their marriage, seven of whom are living: Alice, February 21, 1870, who died November 28, 1889; Henry G. May 24, 1876, who married Christiana Hamburger; Lew S., January 6, 1879, who married Anna Amelia Yost; John J., February 24, 1881, who married Mary Loos; Maggie, July 20, 1883, who married Conrad D. Yost; Conrad 3., September 6, 1885, who married Ida Scheidt; William J., October 7, 1887, who married Anna Brehm; and Adam, January 26, 1890, who married Pearl Pauley. Residence: Harvard.

Alfred William Young

The Revered Alfred William Young was born at Omaha, December 28, 1899, and has resided continuously in this state all his life. His father, Alfred Vincent Young, was born in Potawatamie County, Iowa, August 10, 1880, and died at Omaha, October 23, 1923. His mother, Louise (Eschele) Young, was born at Omaha, September 25, 1882.

Mr. Young was graduated from Park School at Omaha in 1914, was graduated from Central High School in 1918, and in 1922 received the A. B. degree at Midland College, Fremont, Nebraska. He was graduated, from Western Theological Seminary at Fremont in 1924, served the Lutheran Church at Verdon, Nebraska for three years, and for the past five years has been pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church at Stamford, Nebraska.

His marriage to Mary Marguerite Hanson was solemnized at Omaha, June 17, 1924; she was born at Omaha, August 29, 1899. Of the four children born to this marriage, three are living: Florence, born February 6, 1927; Evelyn, born April 8, 1929; and Dorothy, born July 26, 1931. Alfred W., who was born April 24, 1925, died May 18, 1929.

Mr. Young has been a member of the English Synod of Nebraska since 1923, is president of the Stamford Commercial Club, and is serving as a member of the Stamford School Board. He holds membership in the Nebraskana Society and is chaplain of American Legion Post Number 233 at Stamford. His recreations are hiking and reading. Residence: Stamford.

Arthur Farley Young

Arthur Fancy Young, lawyer and deputy county attorney of Lancaster County, was born at Lincoln, September 10, 1895, son of Arthur N. and Rosa (Fancy) Young. His father who was born in Missouri, November 8, 1872, is a railroad engineer, descended from the Edwards of England. His wife, Rosa Farley, a native of Wisconsin, died at Lincoln, March 4, 1930. She was a member of the Women's Republican Club, and the Eastern Star, and a descendant of the Farley family of Scotland.

Fancy Young attended the public and high schools of Lincoln, being graduated in 1916. He entered the University of Nebraska, and in 1922 was graduated with an LL. B. He is a member of the Iron Sphinx, Phi Delta Phi and Kappa Sigma, and during 1917 and 1920, won three letters in athletics.

Upon his admission to the bar he became engaged in active practice, and served the following terms as assistant deputy county attorney: 1924, 1925 and 1926. During 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930 and 1931, he has been deputy county attorney of Lancaster County. He is a Republican.

During the World War he served as radio electrician, third class in the wireless telephone branch of the United States Navy, stationed at Base 27, Plymouth, England. His military organizations include the American Legion, Forty and Eight and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He is a member of the Nebraska State and Lancaster County Bar Associations, the Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club and Hiram Club. He is a Scottish Rite Mason, and a member of the First Christian Church of Lincoln.

On December 25, 1920, he was united in marriage to Bertha Marie Appleman at Lincoln. Mrs. Young was born in Cass County, Nebraska, October 10, 1896, and was a teacher prior to her marriage.

Mr. Young enjoys football and golf, and is fond of hunting and fishing. Residence: Lincoln.

Benjamin Franklin Young

Benjamin Franklin Young was born at Craig, Nebraska, April 21, 1888, son of Andrew and Clementine Henrietta (Lillie) Young, Jr. Andrew Young was born at Columbus, Ohio, April 21, 1855, and in 1856 was brought by his parents to Nebraska. The Young family settled six miles northeast of Tekamah, where Andrew Young remained until July 21, 1881, when he removed to his own farm near Oakland. Andrew Young, Sr., was born May 7, 1828, at Undenheim, Hesse, Darmstadt, Germany and came to America in 1849. He married Edwinna Brand on June 25, 1854. Andrew Young, Jr., was a prominent and successful farmer, whose aggressive personality made him a figure in the life of his community. He was noted for his charitable contributions, but his devotion to his family was perhaps his greatest charm. He died at Craig, Nebraska, January 30, 1928.

Clementine Henrietta Lillie was born at Corning, Iowa, April 6, 1858, and is still living. She is the daughter of Julius Henry Lillie, born March 31, 1823, at Hanover, Germany. Her ancestor was Josephine Louise Henry, born at Nantes, France, May 21, 1837. Her parents were married in the year 1857 and settled in Tekamah, in June, 1862.

A true son of these pioneer parents, Benjamin Franklin Young has carried on the heritage bestowed upon him. He attended country school and the Wayne State Normal School, and afterward went to the Agricultural College at Lincoln. He has always engaged in farming, of which he has made a great success, and has been active in community and civic affairs.

He was married to Lydia Mabel Friis at Fremont, March 22, 1911. Mrs. Young, who was born at Allen, March 8, 1893, is Danish on her father's side; while her mothers was a native of Illinois. They have six children, Forrest, born September 24, 1912, who joined the United States Navy April 22, 1931, and is stationed at San Diego, California; Helen, born July 10, 1914; George, born February 4, 1916; Chris, born December 4,1917; Florence, born August 18,1919; and Betty Alice, born July 30, 1927.

Mr. Young is a Democrat, a member of the Masons, the Eastern Star and the Woodmen of America. He belongs to the Craig Methodist Episcopal Church, and is fond of fishing and traveling by auto. Residence: Craig.

David Andrew Young

One of Nebraska's oldest pioneers is David Andrew Young, who was born at Glenwood, Iowa, March 22, 1851. His parents, William and Rebecca (McBroom) Young were among the first pioneers to settle in this section of the country. Both were natives of Kentucky. William Young was born on August 25, 1808, and died at Plattsmouth, April 25, 1899. He was of Scotch descent. His wife was born September 11, 1817, and died at Platts-

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