NEGenWeb Project - Otoe County
Who's Who in Nebraska, 1940



Who's Who

   SCHMITZ, WILLIAM NICHOLAS: Postmaster; b Otoe Co, Neb May 21, 1879; s of Peter Schmitz-Catherine Durr; ed Otoe Co; m Anna Welter June 29, 1911 Paul (dec); d Evelyn Gertrude; 1900-05 worked for father & uncle in gen mdse store, Paul; 1905-08 ptr of father in gen store; 1908- owner & opr gen mdse store; 1900-05 asst P M at Paul, 1905- P M; owns & rents farms in Neb & Kas; Neb League of Dist P Ms; Cath Ch, past trustee; Dem; hobbies, purebred Toggenburg goats, pinochle; res Paul.

   SCHUMACHER, JOHN MATTHEW: Manager Finance Corp; b Orleans, Neb Sept 13, 1908; s of Frank J Schumacher-Ida Jane Holmes; ed Orleans HS; LSC; m Frances Mae Splain Apr 18, 1935 Kansas City Mo; 1925-27 with Stewart Pharm, Edgar; 1927-28 owner & mgr Schumacher's Appliance Shop, Orleans; 1928-29 with Woods Bros Co, Lincoln; 1929-30 with Internatl Harvester Co; 1930-31 asst car distribution mgr, Buick Motor Co; 1931-34 salesman in central Neb for Internatl Harvester Co; 1934-36 with Dean Sack org & oprd Meridian Finance Co Inc, York; 1936- org, pres & mgr Neb Finance Corp, Nebraska City; 1939- pres Ia St Finance Co, Glenwood Ia; Rotary; past dir Jr C of C; C of C; Country Club, VP, past secy; Presby Ch; Indep; hobby, golf; off Ill S 9th; res 419 N 18th, Nebraska City.

   SCHWARTZ, JOHN HENRY: Merchant; b Hanover, Kas Oct 25, 1902; s of John A Schwartz-Mary Fahrenholz; ed Hanover Kas HS 1918; m Zerita Casebolt Sept 27, 1927 St Joseph Mo; d Doralee Ann, Jacquelin Louise; 1918-21 emp by Schwartz Dept Store, Hanover Kas; 1921-27 with Britton Whol Dry Goods Co, St Joseph Mo, traveled 1923-27; 1927-35 mgr J H Eller Store, Exeter; 1935- ptr of Harry Ekberg in E & S Bootery, Nebraska City; chmn 1st Apple Harvest Festival held in Nebraska City; C of C, past chmn retail trade com; BPOE; Cath Ch, pres Holy Name Soc; Dem; hobbies, fishing, hunting, woodwork; off 821 Central Ave; res 1307 2nd Ave, Nebraska City.

   SHRADER, MYRON R: Superintendent of Schools; b Axtell, Kas Aug 6, 1891; s of Van B Shrader-___ ; ed Pawnee City HS; PSTC; U of N, BSc 1928; U of Colo; U of Southern Cal; m Nellie M Schroff 1915, Steinauer; d Bonita L; 1912-13 tchr, Pawnee Co; 1913-17 & 1918-21 prin Steinauer HS; 1921-23 supt of schs, Shubert; 1923-24 state boxing commr; 1924-25 supt of schs, Talmage; 1926-33 prin Nebraska City HS; 1933- supt of schs, Nebraska City; 1933 adm to Neb bar; chmn Nebraska City planning bd; vice-chmn Nebraska City Safety Coun; during World War, enl in AS Fort Omaha, Dec 1917, ground sch training Berkeley Cal; 10 weeks flying sch San Diego, Otay Mesa & March Field, Riverside, commd 2nd lt, 344th Hanley-Paige squadron Aug 1918, disch Dec 1918; past adjt, Amer Leg; Neb Schoolmasters Club; Otoe Co & Neb St Bar Assns; pres Rotary 1936; VP dist 2 PTA; Camp Fire Girls, past pres bd of sponsors; past dist chmn, BSA Court of Honor, Arbor Lodge dist; res 815 4th Corso, Nebraska City.

   SORRELL, JAMES FRANKLIN: Senator & Realtor; b Gasconade Co, Mo June 22, 1894; s of Chalmer Hiram Abiff Sorrell-Mary Elizabeth Breuer; ed Gasconade Co Mo; HS edn by tutor; m Oma E Sewell June 23, 1915 Rolla Mo; s LaRue Scott, Lester Gradon; d Etolia Nedra; came to Syracuse 1914, started on own resources as day laborer, later farmed in Syracuse comm until 1929; 1929- gen auctioneer in eastern section & all parts of state; lic real est broker, hdqrs in Syracuse; agt for Union Natl Life Ins Co of Lincoln, Standard Reliance, Farmers' Mutual of Neb & State Farm Mutual Ins Cos; state sen representing 2nd unicameral dist 1939-40, active mbr agrl com, labor & pub welfare coms & secy of govt com in 1939 session, sponsored agrol bill in Interest of farmers & small bus men; 5 years secy Otoe Co Fair bd, sponsor $10,000 bldg program; VP, past pres Otoe Co, Agrl Assn; Business Mens Assn; MWA; Prot; Dem; hobby, saddle horses; res Syracuse.

   SPENCER, BERNARD MORRIS: Attorney; b Falls City, Neb Apr 17, 1907; s of E G Spencer-Louise D Marquardt; ed Talmage HS; U of N, LLB 1930; Sigma Phi Epsilon; Phi Delta Phi; m Ethel Landreth June 18, 1929 Alto Pass Ill; d Shirley Ann, Joan, Jane; past tchr, Otoe Co; 1930 adm to Neb bar; 1930-33 prac with Thomas L Dunbar, Nebraska City; 1936- sr mbr law firm Spencer & Neumeister; adm to prac before ICC; promoter & dir Nebraska City Sales Pavilion; bd mbr Comm Chest 2 years; 5 years scoutmaster troop 4, BSA; 5 years secy bd of edn;, atty for Otoe Co Truckers' Assn; 1931-34 Otoe Co dep atty; Otoe Co, Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; dir Rotary; C of C, several years exec secy, past dir 4 years; AF&AM, Brock; First Presby Ch, oldest Presby Ch west of Mo River, trustee; Rep, chmn Otoe Co Central Com since 1937; hobbies, woodwork, boating; mother one of oldest living natives of Avoca comm; off Wessel Bldg; res 1318 2nd Corso, Nebraska City.

   SPENCER, EUGENE GARFIELD: Bank Cashier; b Randolph, Ia Dec 12, 1881; s of Morris Nelson Spencer-May E Dibble; ed Red Oak HS 1901; U of N, BA 1907; m Louise D Marquardt June 5, 1906 Avoca; s Bernard M, Ralph W; 1906-06 math tchr, Red Oak Ia HS; 1907-08 supt of Avoca schs; 1908-10 prin Falls City HS; 1910-11 prin Auburn HS; 1911-12 owner & opr lbr yard, Huntley; 1912 org & cash Farmers State Bank of Talmage; mbr village bd several years; during World War, 4-min man; C of C; AF&AM, Brock; Meth Ch, chmn of bd 10 years, SS supt 10 years; Rep; hobby, astronomy; res Talmage.

   SPRINGMAN, MRS REBECCA: Pioneer Homemaker; b Somerset Co, Penn July 16, 1843; d of Daniel Sidles-Catherine ___; ed limited; m Adam Springman Sept 25, 1866 Cedarville Ill (dec); s John D, Clayton I; d Stella C (Mrs Howard Hallowell); 1875 came to Otoe Co & with husband pur farm which they owned & oprd several years; later moved to Palmyra where husband died; retd to country home now owned & oprd by daughter & family; still very active tho 96 years old; Presby Ch; hobbies, knitting, making pot holders; res Palmyra.

   STEFFENS, CHRISTIAN: Bank Cashier; b Hanover Province, Germany Jan 8, 1871; s of Henry Steffens-Margaret Henke; ed Germany; m Julia M Kuehn July 14, 1892 Otoe Co; s John H; d Freda M (Mrs Frank Horstman), Christina A (Mrs Albert Anderson), Charlotte J (Mrs Percy C Cunningham), Ella A (Mrs Frank Schroder), Margaret A; came from Germany to Nebraska 1890; 1890-91 worked in Wilber & Avoca; 1891-1900 oprd blacksmith shop, Lorton; 1900-23 owner gen mdse store; 1924- 26 Otoe Co agt for Mutual Life Ins Co of N Y; 1902-20 cash Bank of Lorton, 1926- VP; mbr sch bd 33 years; mbr village bd since 1893, clk & treas; pct assessor 1 year; Evang Ch, elder & trustee many years; Rep; hobby, home; res Lorton.

   STEINHART, JOHN WILLIAM: President Food Products Co; b Brunswick, Mo May 9, 1861; s of John Steinhart-Anna Danna; ed Nebraska City Coll for Boys, Nebraska City; won Bishop Talbot medal for rhetoric & elocution; m Elizabeth Morton June 14, 1888 Nebraska City; s Morton; first job as carrier for Nebraska City Daily News at $5 per mo; after coll, ent fathers tailor shop, also agt for Wilson Custom-made shirts; 1878-81 messenger boy, 1881-83 acting cash, 1883-89 cash Nebraska City Natl Bank; 1889-90 with Connelly Motor Co, New York City; 1891 with L F DeGatte & John W Black pur Neb Canning Co, Nebraska City; later Mr De Gatte & Mr Black ret, then with R E Hawley estab Otoe Preserving Co, Inc; 1914- pres & with son owner & opr Otoe Food Products Co; began with small set of frame bldgs, limited machinery, part-time oprn & 2 or 3 products; 1892-1911 cash Otoe Co Natl Bank; 1911-15 P M, Nebraska City; 1892-1934 trustee Van Wyck est; past mayor; active in work for highway improvement, opening of Missouri River to navigation, remodeling & renovating Otoe Co Courthouse, & purchase of additional acreage for Steinhart Recreational Park & Wyuka Cemetery; 1907 secured options on ground for Civic Center & additional P O space; worked for enactment of Neb compensation law, repeal of state occupation tax & passage of modern state corporation law; dir of publicity for HS bond issue 1909; instrumental in establishment of Nebraska City pub lib; also Neb St highway commission; 1902 chmn exec com of Arbor Day Memorial Assn; 1903-07 trustee Neb Sch for the Blind at Nebraska City & Neb Sch for the Deaf at Omaha; author; Nebraska City Beautiful; Story of our Public Library; Story of the Otoe Food Products Co; 1906 gave address on postal savings before Neb Bankers Assn, 1908 same address presented on US senate floor & ordered printed; Apr 27, 1937 gave tribute at unveiling of statute of J Sterling Morton, Washington D C; Campfire Girls, trustee; Nebraska City Memorial Bldg Assn, trustee; mbr Neb city Planning bd; 1904 org Nebraska Comml Club; 1915-18 pres Neb st Assn of Comml Clubs; 1910 org Neb Mfrs Assn, dir, past VP, past pres; C of C, past pres, mbr 50 years; Country


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Club; past pres Neb Bankers Assn; BPOE; St Mary's Episc Ch, past SS supt; Indep; hobby, civic affairs; res 802 2nd Ave, Nebraska City.

   STEINHART, MORTON: Manager Food Products Co; b Nebraska City, Neb May 23, 1889; s of John W Steinhart-Elizabeth Morton; ed Nebraska City HS; U of N, LLB 1913; Phi Kappa Psi; m Ella Schwake Mar 29, 1919 Nebraska City; 1913- VP & mgr Otoe Food Products Co, Nebraska City; during World War, in US army AS; Amer Leg; Assoc Industries of Neb; C of C; Country Club; BPOE; Episc Ch; Rep; res 1006 1st Ave, Nebraska City.

   STEVENSON, JULIEN ROLAND: Bank Cashier; b Nebraska City, Neb Nov 26, 1888; s of Granville L Stevenson-Julia C Petring; ed Nebraska City HS 1907; m Zatha Scherrer Feb 20, 1921 Kimball Co; d Zora Ruth, Carol Joyce; 1908-09 emp in Pitzer & Hayward Law Firm, Nebraska City; 1909-17 with D W Livingston, atty; 1917-19 owner & opr coal bus, Nebraska City; 1919- ptr of brother in Stevenson Coal & Packing Co; 1919- cash Farmers Bank; mbr bd of edn 8 years; during World War in US commandants off, Great Lakes training station, 8 months; Amer Leg, ch mbr, past treas; C of C, past dir; AF&AM; First Luth Ch; Dem; hobby, fishing; off 722 Central Ave; res 402 1st Ave, Nebraska City.

   STEVENSON, WALLACE LEONARD: Manager Packing Co; b Nebraska City. Neb July 29, 1880; s of Granville Stevenson-Julia Petring; ed Nebraska City; m Theresa Pfann Nov 20, 1907 Nebraska City; 1899-1902 with Nebraska City Laundry; 1903-1911 in train service CM&StP RR, Sioux City, Ia; 1911-19 ptr of brothers in Stevenson Milling Co; 1919- ptr & mgr Stevenson Coal & Bulk Oil Co, Nebraska City; 1935- mgr & coowner Stevenson Packing & Cold Storage Co; C of C, past dir; Rotary; AF&AM; BPOE; Luth Ch; Indep; father came from Honesdale Penn, to Nebraska City in 1860; mother came as small girl with parents to Nebraska City 1856; father and grandfather built first steam flour mill in Nebraska City 1860, also engaged in freighting between Nebraska City & Denver; off 109 Central Ave; res 701 3rd Ave, Nebraska City.

   STEVER, IVOL LA VERN: Store Manager; b Adel, Ia Feb 26, 1903; s of M B Stever-Mae Britton; ed Superior HS 1922; Babcock Sch of Pharm, Des Moines Ia 1923; m Alma Weiler Feb 1930 Hastings; s Jerry LaVern, Thomas Loraine, Larry Gene; since 1914 resident of Neb; 1922-27 with Preston Drug Co, Superior; 1927-30 asst mgr Hested Stores Co, Hastings; 1930- mgr Hested Stores Co, Nebraska City; C of C, past dir, mbr retail trade com; St Mary's Cath Ch; Dem; hobby, sports; res 1114 2nd Ave, Nebraska City.

   STOCKER, JOHN DENNY: Banker; b Oskaloosa, Ia Sept 1, 1898; s of Albert E Stocker-Helen J Gunn; ed Nebraska City HS; U of N 1917-18; Phi Kappa Psi; m Margery Menold June 10, 1923 Omaha; d Shirley May, Jeanette; 1918- with Otoe Co Natl Bank at Nebraska City, 1930- cash & active exec ofcr; 1930- secy Otoe Co Natl Farm Loan Assn; owner farm lands in Kas, Ia & Neb; pres Mo River Flood Control Assn; during World War in coast arty sch Fortress Monroe Va; Amer Leg; Neb & Amer Bankers Assns; C of C, past dir; Country Club; Rotary; AF&AM; Episc Ch; Rep; hobbies, fishing, hunting; off Otoe Co National Bank; res 1102 4th Ave, Nebraska City.

   STONECYPHER, DAVID DANIEL: Oculist & Aurist; b Omaha, Neb Apr 21, 1895; s of Abraham L Stonecypher-Mary Rodabaugh; ed Lincoln HS 1913; U of N, BSc, MD 1921; U of Vienna 1931; Phi Rho Sigma; m Imogene Poynter Aug 26, 1922 Nebraska City; s David Daniel Jr; 1921-24 prac in Peru; 1924-26 prac with Dr B A Smith, Auburn; 1925- prac, Nebraska City; during World War in mobile hosp 100, served 2 years, O/S 6 mos; Amer Leg, past comm; past pres Otoe Co Med Soc; Neb St & AMA; Neb Acad of Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists, past pres; Amer Acad of Ophthalmology & Oto-Laryngology; C of C; Rotary, past pres; Country Club; BPOE; Meth Ch; Rep; hobby, woodcarving; off 107 S 9th; res 1320 4th Ave, Nebraska City.

   STOVER, ALBERT CLARK: Garage Manager; b Cass Co, Mich Jan 27, 1862; s of John W Stover-Emanda Clark; ed Cass Co, Mich; m Jennie Litrell, Lincoln; s Roy; d Bessie (Mrs Eugene Pratt); 1876-80 emp on farms in Mich & Ill; 1880-86 worked on ranches in west Neb; 1886-1889 emp in Lincoln; 1889-97 traveling photographer; 1897-1904 photograper in Syracuse; 1904- owner machine shop, Syracuse; Business Mens Assn; hobby, mechanical tools; res Syracuse.

   STRONG, MRS CHARLES DARWIN: Retired; b Des Moines, Ia Nov 21, 1858; d of Daniel McKay-Elizabeth Deys; ed Ia; m Charles D Strong Jan 1, 1877 Blakesburg, Ia; s Frank R, Charles Leslie, Curtis McKay; d Mamie A (Mrs John West); 1877- homemaker; Bapt Ch; hobby, flower gardening; Mr Strong came to Neb in 1871 & settled in Otoe Co, retd to Ia 2 years later, back to Neb 1877; farmed in Neb until 1918 then moved to Syracuse; mbr sch bd 26 years; res Syracuse.

   STRONG, FRANCIS RUSSELL: Mechanic; b Otoe Co, Neb Mar 18, 1882; s of Charles D Strong-Violet McKay; ed Otoe Co; m Mary Cornelia Hurst Nov 25, 1908 Dunbar; s Wesley D, Graden M (dec), Gordon H, Merrill C; 1900-17 farmed in Otoe Co; 1917-18 ptr of Jim Eaton in garage bus, Syracuse; 1918- 19 owner & opr garage; 1920- ptr of C L Strong in garage bus; past mbr village bd; Business Mens Assn; AF&AM, past master; Bapt Ch, deacon; Rep; hobbies, fishing, reading, hunting; res Syracuse.

   SWANSON, CHARLES: Retired; b Westgutland, Sweden Apr 22, 1857; s of Swan Swanson; ed Sweden; m Margaret Teten June 1880 Nebraska City (dec 1912); s William (dec), Carl, Sterling; d Mamie (Mrs Melvin Miller), Meda (Mrs Clyde Dan), Freda (Mrs Oscar Grundman), Violet; m Bertha Gibbs 1914 (dec 1937); 1874 came from Sweden to Nebraska City, farmed & worked on construction of Sch for Blind, Nebraska City, 1876; 1876-80 worked on farm for Judge M L Hebard; 1880-1917 farmed near Lorton & Syracuse, ext cattle & hog feeder many years; former owner meat market & slaughter house, Syracuse; mbr sch bd 20 years; Meth Ch; Rep, mbr Otoe Co Central Com several times; res Syracuse.

   SWANSON, STERLING MORTON: Meat Market Operator; b Otoe Co, Neb Sept 9, 1895; s of Charles Swanson-Maggie Teten; ed Otoe Co; Neb Sch of Bus, Lincoln 1912-13; m Viola Lehn Nov 8, 1922 Syracuse; s Charles Duane; d Ardyce Ann; 1913-15 meat cutter for Fred Karo, Leidigh & Son Meat Market, Syracuse; 1915- owner & opr meat market, Syracuse; 1915- farmed, bought & fed cattle near Syracuse; mbr village bd 6 years; during World War with 89th div Co F, 355th inf, O/S 12 mos, in service 26 mos; Amer Leg, first post comm, sponsor drum & bugle corps & jr baseball club; Business Mens Assn; AF&AM; Meth Ch; Rep; hobby, hunting; res Syracuse.

   SWEET, CHARLES ARTHUR: Attorney & Banker; b Milford, N Y Nov 7, 1855; s of John Sweet-Maria Eddy; ed Milford N Y; Hartwick Seminary, N Y; m Minnie Hyde Oct 10, 1879 Cooperstown, N Y; s John Hyde, Charles, Arthur Jr; d Grace; 1879 adm to New York bar, prac Milford N Y; 1883 came to Palmyra, founded Charles A Sweet & Co Bank, later with Citizens Bank of Palmyra; 1926- cash Bank of Palmyra; Palmyra P M 13 years; 1883- prac law in 2nd judicial dist; agt 54 years for Springfield Fire & Marine Ins Co; past pres Otoe Co Bar Assn; Neb St Bar Assn; Neb Bankers Assn; AF&AM, holder of Jordan Medal for 50 years membership; Rep; off Bank of Palmyra; res Palmyra.

   SWEET, CHARLES ARTHUR JR: Assistant Bank Cashier; b Palmyra, Neb June 23, 1888; s of Charles Arthur Sweet Sr-Minnie Hyde; ed Palmyra HS; m Floy Jones Dec 18, 1909 Palmyra; 1902-16 owner Palmyra Items, weekly newspaper; at that time was youngest active editor in US; 1904- with Bank of Palmyra, now asst cash; 1913- Ford dlr, owner Palmyra Auto Co; has sold more than 4,000 Fords & holds 25 year dealer plaque; one of oldest Ford dIrships continuously under same management in Neb; AF&AM; Rep; hobby, travel; res Palmyra.

   SWEET, JOHN HYDE: Publisher; b Milford, N Y Sept 1, 1880; s of Charles Arthur Sweet-Minnie E Hyde; ed Palmyra HS; U of N; m Zelma Ringsby Oct 4, 1905 Auburn; s Arthur R; publisher the News-Press, Nebraska City; 1939 secy to late Congressman George H Heinke of Nebraska City; candidate for Neb legislature 1926; 1932-33 pres NPA; past dir Inland Press Assn; pres Nebraska City C of C; past pres & org Nebraska City Rotary; past pres BPOE, ch mbr; hobby, cinematography; off News-Press; res 319 Park Ave, Nebraska City.

   TETEN, REINHOLD HENRY: Farmer; b Otoe Co, Neb July 14, 1893; s of J H J Teten-Taolka Mary Hinrichs; ed Otoe Co; m Emma Minnie Kolsch Mar 23, 1927 Talmage; s



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Marvin R, Duane W, Reinhold H Jr; d Lorene D; 1907-10 helped father farm; 1910-36 farmed home place near Talmage; 1936- owner & opr modern farm home; dir sch bd; Farmers Union Co-op Assn Elevator, pres 2 years; Farmers Union; Luth Ch; hobby, machinery; parents came from Germany to Otoe Co in late 1860's; res Talmage.

   THOMAS, HERMAN LEE: Railway Station Agent; b Union, Neb June 14, 1889; s of Dr Martin L Thomas-Isabell Frans; ed Union; Morse Sch of Telegraphy, La Crosse Wis; 1905-06; m Vesta B Eaton Apr 28, 1909 Plattsmouth; s Roland L; d Carlyne E (Mrs William Mrasek), Aimee Jane, Betty Anne; 1906 with MoP RR, agt & teleg Fort Crook 4 years, Howe 2 years, Nehawka 11 years, Plattsmouth 11 years, 1935- agt at Nebraska City; 9th in seniority in Omaha-Kansas City div; past city clk, Plattsmouth; ret mbr Neb St Vol Firemens Assn; dir C of C; Rotary; AF&AM, past master, Nehawka; BPOE; Presby Ch; Dem; res 1309 2nd Ave, Nebraska City..

   THOMAS, WILLIAM JOHN: Merchant; b Dunbar, Neb Oct 21, 1887; s of John Thomas-Mary Ellen McAllister; ed Nebraska City HS; m Julia Newman Nov 3, 1921 Nebraska City; 1905-08 in freight dept, later brakeman for CB&Q RR; 1908-33 in clothing & men's furnishings dept, F W Cleveland & Son Dept Store, Nebraska City-, 1933- owner & mgr Thomas Clothing Co, Nebraska City; mbr vol fire dept 30 years, past fire chief; during World War in US med corps, O/S 7 mos; Amer Leg, mbr 20 years; Neb St Vol Firemens Assn; C of C; WOW; Presby Ch; Rep; hobbies, hunting, fishing; father came from Manchester England to Otoe Co; off 811 Central Ave; res 21st & 1st Ave, Nebraska City.

   THOMSEN, THOMAS: Manager Credit Bureau; b Ethan, S D Oct 9, 1893; s of Carl T Thomsen-Maren Schoendorf; ed Mitchell S D HS; U of Ia, BA & LLB; Delta Theta Phi; m Frances Draper Preston Sept 14, 1935 Des Moines Ia; tchr, Grand View Coll 3 years; prac law, Elkader Ia 8 years; 1936- with credit bur; 1938- secy Nebraska City C of C; during World War in US army 108 field signal batt, 33rd div, wounded in action; Amer Leg, 1934-35 comm 4th dist of Ia; AF&AM; OES; off Memorial Bldg; res Nebraska City.

   THOROUGH, PAUL HERBERT: Physician & Surgeon; b Adrian, Minn Aug 18, 1905; s of Edward Thorough-Honora Fitzgerald; ed Jasper Minn HS; Columbus Coll, Sioux Falls S D 1924-27; U of S D, BSc 1930; Creighton U, MD 1932; interne St Catherine's Hosp, Omaha 1932-33; Phi Chi; Sigma Alpha Epsilon; m Honora Margaret Cunningham June 17, 1933 Schuyler; 1933 prac med at Cook; 1934- prac med at Syracuse; mbr village bd of health; city phys; Otoe Co Med Soc; Neb St Med Assn; fellow AMA; Amer Congress of Physiotherapy; Business Mens Assn; BPOE; KC, past state dep; Cath Ch; hobbies, fishing, hunting, farming, travel; res Syracuse.

   THURMAN, RAY ARTHUR: County Clerk & Assessor; b York, Neb May 17, 1894; s of William Hay Thurman-Ida M Turnbaugh; ed Nebraska City; Palmyra HS 1913; m Reva O Poling Oct 24, 1917 Nebraska City; s Robert R, William E; d Amy A; 1910-14 in groc & merc store in Palmyra; 1914-18 with Johnson Brothers Groc Store, Nebraska City; 1919-21 ptr in Poling & Thurman Groc; 1921- 35 with F W Cleveland & Son, 1924-35 mgr groc dept; 1935-38 asst mgr F B Hall Co, Nebraska City; 1938- Otoe Co clk & assessor, first Rep to hold this off since 1896; past VP Nebraska City Memorial Bldg Assn; NNG, sgt 1921-23, 2nd lt 1923-25, 1st lt 1925-28, 1928- capt & comm Co A 134th inf; during World War in US army Co I 355th inf, 89th div; Amer Leg, past vice-comm; VFW; Lions, secy; C of C; Prot; Rep; hobbies, NNG work, fishing; off Courthouse; res 502 3rd Ave, Nebraska City.

   THYGESON, JOHN CASPER: Druggist; b Utica, Neb Sept 7, 1876; s of Soren Thygeson-Inge ___; ed Utica HS 1892; Northwestern U Sch of Pharm 1894; m Minnie White Apr 24, 1907 Plattsmouth; s Robert W; d Louise, Ruth; 1894-1900 asst, F G Fricke & Co, Plattsmouth; 1900- owner & opr Thygeson Drug Store, Nebraska City; mbr bd of edn 17 years, 12 years VP; NARD; Neb Pharm Assn, past pres; C of C, past pres; Country Club; BPOE; St Mary's Episc Ch, sr warden; Rep; hobby, drugs; res 920 1st Ave, Nebraska City.

   THYGESON, ROBERT WHITE: Pharmacist; b Nebraska City, Neb June 20, 1908; s of John Casper Thygeson-Minnie White; ed Nebraska City HS 1925; U of N, PhG 1929; Phi Kappa Psi; m Mary Canterbury June 28, 1933 Plattsmouth; d Marianne; 1929- ptr of father in Thygeson Drug Store, Nebraska City; Neb Pharm Assn; NARD; Jr C of C, pres; Country Club; BPOE; St Mary's Episc Ch; Rep; hobbies, golf, photography; res 1507 Ist Ave, Nebraska City.

   TONSING, EDWIN FREDRICK: Furniture Dealer & Mortician; b Okawville, Ill Feb 15, 1886; s of Fredrick Tonsing-Kathryn Kerksieck; ed Okawville Ill HS 1904; St Louis Mo Bus Coll; m Clara Schriener Jan 19, 1916 Syracuse; s Homer; d Leota Lucille, Kathryn; 1908-14 carp at Syracuse; 1914-15 learned embalming in Livingston Brothers Mortuary, Hastings; 1915- owner & opr furn store & mortuary in Syracuse; pres sch bd 2 years, mbr 6 years; mbr village bd 6 years; 1932- secy-treas Syracuse Sales Pavilion Co Inc; Fedn of Neb Retailers; Neb Funeral Dirs Assn; Business Mens Assn, past chmn 3 terms; Evang Ch, elder; Rep; hobbies, sports, baseball; family came from Germany to Amer; res Syracuse.

   TRAIL, SAMUEL WESLEY: Meat Cutter; b Nebraska City, Neb Dec 24, 1890; s of S W Trail Sr-Emily Willis; ed Nebraska City HS 1907; m Gertrude Denniston Oct 28, 1915 Kansas City Mo; 1907-09 with J C Thygeson Drug Store, Nebraska City; 1909-12 farmed in Otoe Co; 1912-14 owner of market in Nebraska City; 1914-21 farmed with E W Denniston, Otoe Co; 1921-35 emp by Bert Ryder, Nebraska City; 1935- ptr in E W Denniston Market; C of C, dir; FOE, past worthy pres; First Episc Ch; Rep; hobbies, fishing, hunting; res 713 4th Ave, Nebraska City.

   TYLER, VARRO EUGENE: Attorney; b Auburn, Neb Jan 6, 1891; s of Dr Eugene M Tyler-Flora Quillan; ed Auburn HS; PSTC 1910; U of N, BA 1914; U of Chicago, JD 1916; Acacia; Phi Delta Phi; m Venus Leamer May 29, 1918 Des Moines Ia; s Varro Eugene Jr; d Jessie Lou; 1916 adm to Neb bar; 1916 prac law, Nebraska City; 1935- sr ptr in firm Tyler & Frerichs; 1932- city atty; 4 years 1st lt & capt of inf NNG; during World War in OTC Fort Snelling 1917, 1st lt 351st inf, 88th div, O/S 10 mos; past mbr state exec com Amer Leg, ch mbr, past comm; VFW; past pres Otoe Co Bar Assn; Neb St Bar Assn; C of C; AF&AM, past master; RAM; KT; Scot Rite 32o, Fort Leavenworth Kas; DeMolay, first chmn advisory coun, Nebraska City; BPOE; Rotary, past pres; OES, past patron; Presby Ch; Rep; off 109 S 9th; res 520 N 9th, Nebraska City.

   UERKVITZ, MRS NELLIE IRENE: Register of Deeds; b Nebraska City, Neb Aug 19, 1895; d of Robert Edward Lee James-Lily May Edwards; ed Nebraska City HS 1913; PSTC 1915; m William John Uerkvitz Oct 15, 1919 Nebraska City (dec) ; s Milton Russell, Donald James; d Reita Janis; 1916 during summer asst bkkpr Simon Bros Whol Co, Omaha; 1913-19 tchr, Otoe Co; 1919- homemaker; 1919-20 helped compile city directory of Scottsbluff; 1924-25 with husband oprd cream station, Syracuse; 1925-30 bkkpr Good Butter Shop, Nebraska City; 1931 oprd creamery, Dunbar; 1931-35 agt in Nebraska City for Cosmopolitan Old Line Life Ins Co of Lincoln, also substitute tchr, Nebraska City schs; 1935- Otoe Co register of deeds; 1934 supvr health & nutrition center; Amer Leg aux; VFW aux, past treas; Neb Assn of Co Commrs, Co Clks, Co Registers of Deeds & Co Highway Commrs; First Presby Ch; Rep; hobby, mathematics; off Courthouse; res 1714 4th Ave, Nebraska City.

   UTTERBACK, WILLIAM GRANDISON: Insurance Agent; b Nebraska City, Neb Dec 8, 1891; s of Lucian P Utterback-Emma S Payne; ed Nebraska City HS 1911; U of N 1912; Phi Kappa Psi; 1912-17 mgr gen merc stores in Neb for father; 1919- owner & opr ins agcy in Nebraska City; 1925-27 helped org & served as VP & mgr ins dept of First Trust Co; past mbr city coun; mbr vol fire dept; estab Block House Park, historic spot in comm, built reproduction of block house; org & sponsored comm service com until state & fed unemployment relief program was organized; past mbr city coun; mbr vol fire dept; NNG, maj 69th inf brig; during World War in 130th inf 33rd div; first training at Camp Snelling Minn 2 years in service, 1 year O/S, disch as Capt, Amer Leg post 8, ch mbr & past comm; SAR; Neb Assn of Ins Agts. Uni Club, Lincoln; Last Mans Club Country Club; FOE; St Mary's Episc Ch, vestryman; Dem; hobby, horses; off 708 Central Ave; res 303 N 9th, Nebraska City.

   VIGEN, CLARENCE DEWEY: Auto Dealer; b Sioux City, Ia Aug 29, 1899; s of Louis D Vigen-Carrie Johnson; ed Sioux City Ia HS; m Murma Erickson June 22, 1921 Sioux City Ia; d Ruth Carol, Murma Jean


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(dec).; 1920-23 retail salesman with Franklin H Clark Motor Co of Sioux City Ia, 1923-26 sales mgr; 1926-31 Ford dealer, Mapleton Ia; 1931-33 ptr of two brothers in Ford Agcy, Sioux City Ia; 1983-37 owner & mgr Chevrolet Agcy, Morningside Ia; 1937- pres & mgr Vigen Chevrolet Co, & Vigen Appliance Store, Nebraska City; past mbr city coun, Mapleton Ia; Neb Auto Dlrs Assn; past pres Morningside Comml Club, Sioux City Ia; C of C, dir; dir Rotary; Country Club; AF&AM, Scot Rite, 32o; Abu Bekr Shrine, RAM, Sioux City Ia; BPOE; Luth Ch; Rep; hobbies, fishing, golf; off 1208 Central; res 214 N 10th, Nebraska City.

   WALKER, JOHN CAMPBELL: Retired; b Rock Island Co, Ill Oct 8, 1852; s of William Walker-Elizabeth Campbell; ed Ill; m Anna Teten Nov 15, 1882 Nebraska City; s Carl J, Joy M; d Bessie B (Mrs A G Money), Fay Marie (Mrs Frank Paap), Nellie K (Mrs Clarence Rogers);. 1872-75 worked in wagon makers shop, Ill; 1876 came to Otoe Co; 1876-77 farmed in Otoe Co; 1877-78 miner-prospector near Deadwood S D; 1878-1925 farmed in Otoe Co; 1925- ret; mbr sch bd 3 years; First Presby Ch; Rep; hobby, reading; uncle, Billy Campbell, last living Pony Express rider; father sailed around Cape Horn 1840; near his birthplace Abraham Lincoln took from Jefferson Davis first oath of off as capt of Ill militia; res Dunbar.

   WALKER, W ALLAN: Farmer & Horse Trainer; b Otoe Co, Neb Nov 5, 1898; s of James C Walker-Adelia Munn; ed Dunbar HS; U of N; m Glyde Allen Sept 16, 1924 Nebraska City; d Norma Des, Ruth Arvilla; 1918- farmed near Dunbar; 1922- trained riding horses, also HS horses; has trained approximately 400 horses & has won several prizes at fairs; Special Event at Amer Royal Horse Show at Kansas City Mo, Ak-Sar-Ben at Omaha, Natl Western Livestock Show at Denver, Pacific Internatl at Portland & other events; past pres dist 75 PTA; SATC 3 mos; Amer Leg; Percheron Soc of Amer; Amer Saddle Horse Assn; AF&AM, past master; Presby Ch, elder 10 years, SS tchr 20 years; hobby, training good horses; res Dunbar.

   WALLEN, JAMES EDWARD: Farmer; b Otoe Co, Neb Oct 22, 1869; s of James Wallen-Harriet Densley; ed Otoe Co; Shenandoah Bus Coll; m Elena Milliken 1893 Unadilla (dec); s Clarence; d Bessie (Mrs Charles W Andrews), Retta (Mrs George Garard); m Myrtle C Mour Dec 31, 1903 Palmyra; 1892-1917 farmed near Palmyra; 1916-36 Otoe Co commr 3rd dist; longest consecutive record as commr of any man in Otoe Co; dir sch bd 12 years; instrumental in redecorating Otoe Co Courthouse, oldest ofcl bldg in state; AF&AM 287; Presby Ch, deacon 4 years; Dem, pct committeeman; hobby, farming; father took 24th homestead in Otoe Co 1864, came from England to Otoe Co 1857; oprd Half Way House which served oxen freighters; res Palmyra.

   WAY, DAVID WILMEITH: Merchant; b Otoe Co, Neb July 7, 1898; s of David L Way-Nellie Hall; ed Elk Creek HS; U of N, Sch of Agr 1915-17; m Frances Weller Dec 27, 1926 Flagler, Colo; s Robert Bruce, William Lad; 1920-27 farmed in Kit Carson & Lincoln Cos, Colo; 1927-29 farmed near Milford; 1929-33 with Fritz Nicklas Chevrolet Garage, Syracuse; 1933- owner & opr garage; past mbr village bd; during World War served in France with 304th divisional supply train ambulance Co; O/S 12 mos, in service 18 mos; Amer Leg, adjt 3 years; Jr Amer Leg drum & bugle corps, secy & treas; Jr Amer Leg baseball club; Business Mens Assn; Meth Ch; hobbies, fishing, hunting; grandfather, H O Hall came to Nebraska City 1857, with 2 brothers freighted by ox team to Denver; opened first butcher shop in Denver in 1859 when there were only 3 frame bldgs & 7 or 8 tents in city; butchered their own oxen & sold the meat, walked to the Platte river & built raft, floated back to Nebraska City; res Syracuse.

   WEEKES, THOMAS LINDRIDGE: Physician & Surgeon; b Fullerton, Neb Mar 22, 1895; s of Charles Thomas Weekes-Elizabeth McClung; ed Greeley HS; Neb Wes, BSc 1918; Northwestern U, MD 1920; Phi Beta Pi; m Ethel Kingsley Oct 1928 Los Angeles, Cal; s Thomas L Jr; d Edith Jessica; 1921-22 interne Cook Co Hosp, Chicago; 1922- prac med in Omaha; 1922-26 prac, Talmage; 1926- prac, Nebraska City, specializes in surgery; staff mbr & VP St Mary's Hosp; during World War, 1917 served in Co E 355th inf, 89th div; Amer Leg; secy & past pres Otoe Co Med Soc; Secy; Neb St & AMA; C of C; Country Club; BPOE; AF&AM; Meth Ch; Rep; hobbies, golf, hunting; father son of Civil War veteran early pioneer in Greeley Co, came from Ill in 1875 when 18 years of age, homesteaded before coming of RR; res 2006 1st Ave, Nebraska City.

   WEILER, AMALIE MARJORIE: Insurance & Real Estate Agent; b Dunbar, Neb Nov 24, 1884; d of Adolph Weiler-Christine Roos; ed Dunbar HS 1900; 1900-08 emp by father in meat market, Dunbar; 1908-17 cash Farmers Bank, Dunbar; 1908- ins agt; 1917-19 mgr Wieler Lbr Co; 1919-34 owner Golden Rule Store; 1934- ins & real est agt; permanent ofcr Dunbar HS Alumni Assn, org 1912, personally acquainted with each grad; OES, past matron, secy & ch mbr; Presby Ch, past SS ofcr; Rep; hobbies, photography, making friends; parents came to Neb 1883, settled in Dunbar; res Dunbar.

   WEILER, CARL ALFRED: Banker; b Dunbar, Neb Feb 20, 1892; s of Adolph Weller-Christine Roos; ed Dunbar HS 1910; m Minnie Schmidt Dec 25, 1922 Dunbar; s Alfred; 1910-17 asst cash Farmers Bank, Dunbar, 1917-34 cash; 1934- org & treas Dunbar Co-op Credit Assn; 1937- org, secy & treas Weiler Finance Co; 1938- dlr in second-hand autos; First Presby Ch, trustee 10 years; Rep, hobbies, travel, gardening; res Dunbar.

   WEMPLE, NICHOLAS ANTHONY: Retired; b LaSalle, Ill Aug 6, 1854; s of Ephraim Wemple-Maria Thompson; ed LaSalle Co, Ill; m Alice Whitmore Dec 1879 Sheridan Ill; s Guy E, Lyle E, Glenn E; d Florence (Mrs H G Palmer), Susan (Mrs F J Francis); farmed in Ill at an early age, moved to Palmyra comm 1984, farmed until 1906; 1906- ret; Rep; res Palmyra.

   WEST, DENNISON PHELPS: Attorney; b Baldwinsville, N Y Jan 91, 1878; s of C M West-Sarah A Phelps; ed Syracuse HS 1895; U of N, LLB 1901, m Eliza VerPlanck June 28, 1904 Euclid N Y; s DeForest, Harry L; d Margaret; 1901- prac, Syracuse; city atty & clk 10 years; mbr sch bd 26 years, pres & secy; treas Otoe Co Agrl Soc since orgn; during World War, 4-minute man; Neb Bar Assn; AF&AM, past master & secy 10 years; Meth Ch; Dem; hobby, purebred hogs; res Syracuse.

   WEST, EDWIN ELMER: Implement Dealer; b Otoe Co, Neb Aug 30, 1875; s of Clifton C West-Emilie J McCartney; ed Otoe Co; Omaha comml Coll, 1897-98; m Caroline S Spier June 14, 1911 Nebraska City; 1894-95 worked part time for D L Francis Impl Co, also for W S Ashton on farm; 1895-1900 emp by father in impl store, Dunbar; 1900-02 emp by Nickols & Shepperd, mfrs of threshing machines, Lincoln; 1902- owner & opr pipe & windmill bus in Dunbar, later added farm impls; 1927 owner E E West Impl Co, Nebraska City; past mbr village bd 20 years; AF&AM, mbr 30 years; Neb Impl Dlrs Assn; Midwest Farm Impl Dlrs Assn; Rep; hobbies, travel, reading, machinery; family came to Neb 1854, settled in Otoe Co; res Dunbar.

   WHITE, RICHARD GEORGE: Grocer; b Grant Co, Neb Apr 9, 1894; s of James A White-Mollie Mortine; ed Otoe Co; m Nina A Hall Nov 25, 1914 Palmyra; d Marjorie Alice; 1915-21 indep farmer, Otoe Co; 1921-26 ptr of Downey Hall in Hall & White Groc Stores, Palmyra; 1925-27 owner & opr White's Groc; 1927-28 mgr F A Bates Groc, Broken Bow 16 mos; 1929- owner & opr Whites Groc, Syracuse; mbr Syracuse sch bd 8 years, 3 years pres; P & G Assn; Business Mens Assn; IOOF, past noble grand; AF&AM; Bapt Ch, trustee; Dem; hobbies, golf, sports; off & res Syracuse.

   WILKINS, MELVIN JOSEPH: Publisher; b Syracuse, Neb Nov 15, 1880; s of Benjamin Wilkins-Mary A Beason; ed Syracuse HS; m Edna B Morris Nov 12, 1902 Syracuse; s Melvin E; d Erma (Mrs Russell Rates), Julia (Mrs Kenneth Kingman)); 1896-1912 typesetter for H E Baker, Syracuse Democrat; 1912-17 ptr of W M Hunter, Syracuse Democrat; 1917- ptr & opr Syracuse Journal-Democrat; mbr village bd 2 terms; mayor 1 term; Business Mens Assn; AF&AM; Dem; hobby, sports; off Journal Democrat; res Syracuse.

   WILLIAMS, CHARLES ROLLIN: Physician & Surgeon; b Kearney, Neb Nov 7, 1899; s of L O Williams-Clara Stillman; ed University Place HS; Neb Wes, BA 1922; U of N, MD 1926; Everett; Nu Sigma Nu; m Winifred Gustafson July 19, 1928 Kansas City, Mo (dec); s David Eugene, Robert Lewis; 1926-27 interne St Lukes Hosp, Kansas City Mo; 1927-30 prac med, Orrick Mo; 1930-35 prac, Hemingford; 1935-36 ptr of Dr L W Jamison, Wayne; 1936- prac. Syracuse; City health advisor & sch phys at Hemingford 3 years; during



Who's Who

World War in SATC; Amer Leg; Otoe Co, Med Soc; Neb St & AMA; Business Mens Assn; past pres; Meth Ch; hobby, music; res Syracuse.

   WILSON, WILLIAM LEWIS: Bank President; b Nebraska City, Neb June 11, 1909; s of Harry D Wilson-Mabel Stafford; ed Nebraska City HS; Lake Forest Acad, Lake Forest Ill; Dartmouth Coll; Northwestern U; Delta Upsilon; m Annabel Abbott June 14, 1936 Nebraska City; s Eric; 1929- asst cash, now pres Nebraska City Natl Bank; C of C; Jr C of C; ARC, treas; Country Club; BPOE; Episc Ch; Rep; hobbies, golf, photography; off Nebraska City National Bank; res 1020 3rd Ave, Nebraska City.

   WILSON, WILMER WILLIAM: District Judge; b Otoe Co, Neb Aug 10, 1871; s of Enoch, H Wilson-Sidney Eunice Jarett; ed Otoe Co; Highland Park Coll, Des Moines Ia; u of N, LLB 1896; 3 years mbr varsity football team; Phi Delta Phi; Delta Tau Delta; m Clara M Allen June 7, 1904 Clockville N Y; s Allen, Wilmer W Jr; d Helen (Mrs Robert A Wiley); 1896 adm to bar; 1896- law prac, Nebraska City; 1899-1908 Otoe Co atty; 1907-12 Otoe Co judge; 1915-21 city atty, Nebraska City; 1925-31 judge Neb supreme court commission, presiding judge 1929-31; 1931-37 prac law, Nebraska City; 1937 judge 2nd judicial dist; past pres Otoe Co Bar Assn; Neb St Bar Assn; Neb Assn of Dist Judges; C of C; Country Club; mbr exec com U of N Alumni Assn; AF&AM; Presby Ch; Dem; hobbies, walking, football; off Courthouse; res 1300 2nd Ave, Nebraska City.

   WIRTH, OTTO: Farmer; b Otoe Co, Neb May 9, 1893; s of Theodore Wirth-Emma Albright; ed Otoe Co; Nebraska City HS; Conception Coll, Conception Mo 1907-08; Nebraska City Bus Coll; m Agnes O'Brien Sept 3, 1914 Nebraska City; s Theodore, Austin, Jerome, foster d Agnes Bartyzelle (Mrs Oscar Heng); 1914-27 ptr of father on farm, Otoe Co; 1927-31 indep farmer; 1931- owner & opr home farm in Otoe Co; mbr sch bd 6 years during which new brick schoolhouse was built; AAA dist committeeman, wheat branch 3 years; master farmer 1938; Neb Master Farmers Club; Master Farmers of Amer; Otoe Co Farm Bur; Cath Ch; Dem; hobbies, music, reading; res Nebraska City.

   WOLF, HARRY EDWARD: Jeweler & Optometrist; b Walnut, Ia Feb 26, 1890; s of Gus Wolf-Kate Gress; ed Walnut, Ia HS; Bradley Horological Inst 1908; m Mabel Virginia Miller Jan 14, 1920 Nebraska City; 1908-11 with Max Egge Jewelry Co, Grand Island; 1911 ptr of E C Ernstene in Ernstene-Wolf Jewelery & Optical Co, Nebraska City; during World War 9 mos in US army S C, Camp Meade, Md; Amer Leg; past dir C of C; Country Club; AF&AM; RAM; KT; Scot Rite; Sesostris Shrine; Presby Ch; Rep; hobby, fishing; off 910 Central; res 203 S 13th, Nebraska City.

   WOOD, CHARLES EMERSON: Bank Cashier; b Oskaloosa, Ia Aug 31, 1868; s of Rev Alanson T Wood-Caroline S Judson; ed HS; m Mary C Mead Jan 18, 1893 (dec June 14, 1935); m Emma C C Damme Aug 30, 1936 Talmage; with parents came to Neb 1869; 1891- with Bank of Talmage; past mbr village bd of trustees, past chmn; past village clk, past village treas; past mbr village lib bd; mbr bd of edn 30 years, now treas; during World War mbr coms at home; AF&AM, Nebraska City; Scot Rite 32o, Lincoln; MWA, clk 40 years; hobby, collecting stamps; res Talmage.

   WURTELE, OSCAR: Auto Dealer; b Otoe Co, Neb Nov 26, 1895; s of Christian Wurtele-Louise Ritter; ed Otoe Co; Nebraska City; m Mary Viola Kastner Oct 31, 1918 Lincoln; left sch at early age to farm with father near Nebraska City; 1915-25 indep farmer near Nebraska City; 1925- owner & mgr Wurtele's Garage & Repair Shop, also Oldsmobile Sales & Service Agcy at Nebraska City, 1925-27 ptr of J F Kastner, owner since 1927; org softball league in Nebraska City & managed 6 championship teams, Wurtele Wreckers 7 years in SE Neb conf; also managed baseball & basketball championship club; 2 years dist softball commr; Lions, VP; past dir C of C; BPOE; Meth Ch; Rep, candidate for Otoe Co commr, 1938; hobbies, softball, baseball; off 1014 Central Ave; res 1723 3rd Ave, Nebraska City.

   ZAHN, MRS HENRY SR: Homemaker; b Hanover Province, Germany Oct 22. 1860; d of Albert Mueller-Elsie Benicke; ed Otoe Co; m Henry Zahn June 1, 1878 Otoe Co; s William F. August H, Henry F, Fred H (dec), Ernest A, Albert L, Paul F, Walter E, Leonard H, George O; d Clara (Mrs William Kruse); 1878- 1924 farmed near Syracuse; 1924- ret; Evang Ch, Ladies Club; hobbies, flowers, garden; Mr Zahn was active in sch & church work & was pct assessor many years; res Syracuse.

   ZIEGENBEIN, FRANK ERNEST: Mayor; b Memphis, Neb Dec 4, 1894; s of Charles H Ziegenbein-Martha Humboldt; ed Ashland HS; U of N, 1913-16; Chicago Veterinary Coll, DVM 1920; Alpha Psi; 1920 veterinarian, Nebraska City; 1934- mbr Neb St planning bd, one of first mbrs to be apptd; 1932 mayor Nebraska City; city meat inspector; livestock pavilion inspector; leader in promotion of river navigation & dock facilities, municipal ownership of utilities, highway improvements; during World War, under army supervision. in inspection work while in coll in Chicago, disch at close of war; Amer Leg; C of C; AF&AM; RAM; KT, past eminent comm; BPOE; FOE, past pres 3 terms; Meth Ch; Dem, dist committeeman for Otoe & Nemaha Cos; hobby, horse racing; off & res 115 N 6th, Nebraska City.




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