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


in Nebraska


Katherine Janssen; ed Ill & Neb; m Tena Margaret Mammen Jan 6, 1909 Bruning; s Edward John, Dale Henry; d Mildred Margaret (Mrs Howard Silvey); 1911-18 in hdw bus at Bruning with John H Knutzen; 1918- with W A Phillipi owner hdw bus; 1930- owner & opr Hinrichs Hdw, Furn & Undertaking bus, Bruning; past mbr town bd 15 years; past mbr sch bd 3 years; Businessmens Club, past pres & past secy; Neb Funeral Dirs Assn; Neb Retail Hdw Assn; Trinity Luth Ch; Rep; hobby, business; res Bruning.

   HOPFER, WILLIAM GUSTAV: Dentist; b Cape Girardeau, Mo June 6, 1876; s of Gottfried Hopfer-Katherine Schaefer; ed Minden HS; Kas City Dental Coll, DDS 1901; m Sophia Lohmeyer July 3, 1902 Linn Kas; s Lawrenz George; d Sarah Sophia (Mrs Forrest E Bell), Esther Dorothy (Mrs F Schwerin), Olga Marie (Mrs G H Rucklos); 1901-03 dentist, Linn Kas; 1903-14 with brother M H Hopfer in dental prac at Minden, 1914-19 with Dr Elliott Chappell; 1919-21 with Drs Eliott Chappell & J R Chappell; 1921- dentist, Deshler; S W Neb Dist Dental Soc; Nebr St & ADA; Lions Club, lion tamer; Comml Club, past pres; Mo synod Luth Ch; Rep; hobby, puzzles; res Deshler.

   H0UDEK, EDWARD CHARLES: Banker; b Agenda, Kas Mar 1, 1898; s of Milo B Houdek-Emma Havel; ed Agenda Kas HS 1919; Concordia Kas Bus Coll; m Viola Ann Kern July 30, 1930 Stanton; 1922-23 cash State Bank of Cuba Kas; 1923-25 barber; 1925-28 mgr Narka Oil & Gas Co, Narka Kas; 1928- asst cash Hubbell Bank; past mgr Hubbell Comm Hall several years; Comml Club, secy; AF&AM 92, past master; OES 143, past worthy patron; Meth Ch; Dem; hobbies, reading, sports of all kinds; res Hubbell,

   HOWARD, HUBERT CALEB: Superintendent of Schools; b Guide Rock, Neb June 15, 1906; s of Arthur William Howard-Mable E Dennis; ed Guide Rock HS 1924; Cotner Coll, BA 1928; U of N; m Murena Dora Hoehne Nov 25, 1934 Adams; s Jack Dennis; 1928-30 tchr & coach, Bloomington; 1930-35 tchr & coach, Adams; 1935-37 prin & coach at Hubbell, 1937- supt of schs; past mbr Adams vol fire dept; BSA com mbr, 1936 scoutmaster troop 270, Hubbell; NSTA; Comml Club; Chris Ch, Bethany; hobbies, hunting, fishing, woodcraft; off HS; res Hubbell.

   JENNINGS, MELVIN MIFFLIN: Banker & Insurance Agent; b Davenport, Neb Nov 5, 1886; s of William Henry Jennings-Ruth Ann Clayton; ed Fremont HS 1905; U of N; Innocents; N Club; Delta Tau Delta; m Flora Delle Morrison Oct 1, 1912 Toulon Ill; s Melvin M Jr; d Janet Elizabeth, Ruth Mary (Mrs Frank E Landis), Helen Martha, Gail Rae; 1902-03 & 1908- with Jennings State Bank at Davenport, 1909-14 asst cash, 1914- cash, 1934- VP; past mbr sch bd several years; owner & mgr farm in Nuckolls Co; during World War active in ARC work, now secy-treas Davenport ch; past mbr Izaak Walton; AF&AM 154; Scot Rite; Tehama Shrine; Meth Ch; Rep; hobby, fishing: res Davenport.

   KAHLE, EDWARD H: Farmer; b Milford, Neb Nov 22, 1889; s of John Kahle-Marie Newman; ed Seward & Harlan Cos; m Minnie Hintze Dec 25, 1912 Oxford; d Esther Marie, Phyllis Irene; 1910- farmer; 1914- farmer, Thayer Co; bd mbr Corn-Hog Program since orgn in Thayer Co; 1930- turkey raiser; org, pres & mgr Midwest Turkey Growers Assn; German-Amer Soc, Deshler; St Peters Luth Ch; Indep; hobbies, good livestock & poultry; res RFD 2, Deshler.

   KENNER, MRS DOROTHY: Bank Vice-President; b Hebron, Neb Feb 24, 1897; d of Frank Macy Wetherald-Ivy Binks Green; ed Hebron HS 1916; U of N, BA 1921; Kappa Alpha Theta; m James Rupert Kenner Sept 22, 1920 Hebron; s James Rupert Jr; d Margaret, Ann Linwood, Jane; 1921-22 with husband homesteaded in Swan Valley Ida; 1920- homemaker, 1922-23 at Alexandria, 1923-28 at Wenatchee Wash; 1928-32 with Thayer Co Bank at Hebron, 1932-38 pres, 1938- VP; 1937- mbr sch bd, 1938- pres; Womans Club; PEO pres; First Chris Ch: Rep; hobby, antique furn; mother (dec) came from Wis to Hebron in 1871; father (dec 1928) came from Ind to Hebron in 1874, pres of Thayer Co Bank from 1908 till death; off Thayer Co Bank; res 635 Olive Ave, Hebron.

   KENNER, JAMES RUPERT: Banker; b Utica, Neb July 17, 1895; s of Dr William Clinton Kenner-Ora E DeVore; ed Utica HS 1912; U of N, BA 1917; prep work Bellevue Coll, 1 year; Phi Kappa Psi; m Dorothy Wetherald Sept 22, 1920 Hebron; s James Rupert Jr; d Margaret, Ann, Jane; 1921-22 homesteaded in Swan Valley Ida; 1922-23 prin Alexandria HS; 1923-28 asst treas Puget Sound Power & Light Co, Wenatchee Wash; 1928-30 asst cash Thayer Co Bank, 1930-37 VP, 1938- pres; during World War ent USN May 17, 1917 at US Naval Acad Annapolis Md, 7 mos, O/S 11/2 years, disch as lt Oct 10. 1919; past secy-treas Natl Farm Loan Assn connected with Fed Land Bank, Omaha; supvr Thayer Co Soil Conservation Com; Hebron Civic Club, mbr agrl com; AF&AM 43; Scot Rite, Wenatchee Wash; Rep; hobby, feeding livestock; father came from Ind to Utica in 1890, now prac med; off Thayer Co Bank; res 635 Olive Ave, Hebron.

   KERL, FRED H: Retired; b Hanover, Germany May 30, 1867; s of Heinrich Justur Kerl-Lucie Anna Hartou; ed Germany & Thayer Co; m Minnie Anna Kohlman Feb 25, 1892 Bruning; d Lucie (Mrs George P Norder); m Margaret Harms Feb 18, 1932 Bruning; s William Henry, Herman F; d Lucie (Mrs George P Norder), Nora Anna; came from Germany to Thayer Co 1886; 1889-1925 farmed, Thayer Co; now in ins bus; owns 2 farms in Thayer Co; dir Farmers Mutual Ins Co of Thayer Co; regent of Hebron Jr Coll; past mbr sch bd: pct assessor 14 years; Trinity Luth Ch, mbr mission com central dist of North Amer Luth Ch; Rep, mbr pct com 30 years, past mbr State Central Com several years; hobbies, hunting, fishing; res Bruning.

   KILLINGER, HAROLD RANOR: Bank Cashier; b Carroll, Neb Apr 4, 1904; s of George W Killinger-Mary Thorpe; ed Inman HS 1923; LSC; Neb Wes, BA 1930; Phi Kappa Tau; Phi Kappa Phi; m Katheryn Virginia Scott July 6, 1932 Tarkio Mo; s Scott William; 1924-26 asst cash Inman State Bank; 1930-32 asst cash Bank of Florence, Omaha, 1932-36 cash; 1936- cash Thayer Co Bank, Hebron; treas Thayer Co ARC; treas BSA & Girl Scouts, Hebron; treas Hebron Sales Barn Com; past secy-treas SE Neb Regional Clearinghouse Assn; past pres Douglas-Sarpy Co Bankers Assn; treas Hebron Civic Club, past secy; dir Lions; treas Hebron Golf Club; AF&AM 281; OES 296, past worthy patron & past grand patron; Meth Ch; Rep; hobbies, golf, hunting; off Thayer Co Bank; res 410 Union Ave, Hebron.

   KILMER, EVERETT FOREST: Auto Dealer; b Western, Neb June 20, 1905; s of Morton T Kilmer-Lydia Witt; ed Lincoln HS 1924; U of N 1926-27; m Mabel Hintz Dec 25, 1927 Western; 1924-25 asst cash Western State Bank, Western; 1925-29 emp by City Natl & First Natl Banks, Lincoln; 1929-36 sales mgr for O C Brickell Co, Fairbury; 1936-39 dist mgr for Chevrolet Motors div in southern S D, northern & eastern Neb & SW Ia, also at Western; 1939- ptr of O C Brickell in Chevrolet Co, Hebron; Civic Club; Lions; Omaha Zone Chevrolet Dirs Assn; BPOE 80; life mbr & ch mbr DeMolay, Fairbury; AF&AM, Western; Meth Ch; Dem; hobbies, hunting, golf, fishing; res 9 & Eads Ave, Hebron.

   KOMAREK, FRED D: Attorney; b Friend, Neb Apr 29, 1902; s of Joseph Komarek-Mary Kotrou; ed Exeter HS 1918; U of N, LLB 1933; Phi Alpha Delta; m Mary G Kell Nov 21, 1926 Council Bluffs Ia; s Kent Kell; 1921-28 with father in real est, loan, livestock & grain elevator bus at Friend, Geneva & Bruning; 1928-33 asst in law off of Bartos & Bartos, Wilber; 1933-34 priv law prac, Bruning & Wilber; 1934- priv law prac, Hebron; Deshler city atty; representative of Fidelity & Casualty Co of New York; during World War mbr SATC U of N, 1918; 7th Judicial Dist, Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; Amer Leg 180, Thayer Co comm; Hebron Civic Club; Lions; Hebron Golf Club; hobbies, duck & goose hunting, trap shooting; off 139 N 4th; res 820 Lincoln Ave, Hebron.

   KORFF, PAUL WILLIAM: Lumber & Implement Dealer; b Lanham, Neb Feb 4, 1908; s of Henry Korff-Caroline Brockmeyer; ed Odell HS 1925; U of N, BA 1933; Chi Phi; m Esther Farley June 6, 1937 Lincoln; s Kenneth Paul; 1925-29 with father in lbr & grain bus, Lanham; 1933- co-owner' Henry Korff Co, Hebron; Neb Lbr Mchts Assn; Midwest Farm Impl Dirs Assn; Hebron Civic Club, dir; Presby Ch; Rep; hobby, photography; father (dec 1937) came from Germany to Kas when 17 years old, then to Neb; mother born in Vermillion Kas; res 942 Union Ave, Hebron.

   KORFF, WALTER WILLIAM: Lumber & Implement Dealer; b Lanham, Neb May 8, 1894; s of Henry Korff-Caroline Brockmeyer; ed Odell HS 1911; Midland Acad & Coll, Atchison Kas; m Margaret Sharpless Sept 29, 1917 Atchison Kas; s William Sharpless, Donald Henry, Edwin Walter: d Gladys Naomi; 1917-21 emp by H H Sudendorf Lbr Co, Salina Kas; 1921-23 emp by Badger Lbr Co,



Who's Who

Kansas City Mo; 1923- co-owner Henry Korff Lbr Co, Hebron; past mbr sch bd; past mayor of Hebron; Neb Lbr Mchts Assn; Midwest Farm Impl Dirs Assn; Hebron Civic Club; AF&AM Waterville Kas; KT 18; Presby Ch; Rep; hobby, fishing; father came from Germany to US when 17 years old; mother born at Vermillion Kas; res 1020 Lincoln Ave, Hebron.

   LAMB, LELAND L: Publisher; b Tecumseh, Neb Mar 11, 1909; s of Elmer J Lamb-May Logsdon; ed Tecumseh HS; U of Colo; PSTC; Kappa Sigma; 1930-31 emp by father in real est off, Tecumseh; 1931-32 emp by Dr V D Douglas in drug store, Crab Orchard; 1932-33 cash & secy-treas Crab Orchard Co-op Assn 1934 emp by L E Laffin as collector of assets for failed banks; 1935- owner & publisher Carleton Enterprise, Carleton; mbr village bd; NPA; AF&AM 199; Rep; hobbies: photography, hunting; res Carleton.

   LAMM, FRANK S: Retired; b Scotland Co, Mo Sept 28, 1869; s of William Lamm-Nancy Stonehocker; ed Thayer Co; came with parents to Thayer Co 1882; 1882- farmer Thayer Co; with brother H M Lamm owns 440 A; cattle feeder & hog raiser; Rep; hobbies, work, livestock; res Hebron.

   LONG, WILL: Publisher; b Nelson, Neb May 20, 1894; s of Frank Warren Long-Rhoda Ann Tower; ed Nelson HS 1914; bus coll, Nelson; m Edna L Carter July 29, 1917 Nelson; s Thomas Carter; d Lois, Bette Jane; 1916-18 emp by Nuckolls Co Herald, Nelson; 1918-21 emp by Hebron Roller Mills; 1921-24 one of oprs of hydro-electric plant, Hebron Power Co; 1924- owner & publisher Hebron Register; Hebron Civic Club, dir; NPA; Chris Ch; Dem; hobby, reading; res 621 Olive Ave, Hebron.

   McBETH, ELIZABETH MAY: Librarian; b Pilot Mound, Ia Oct 13, 1858; d of William Marion Petty-Sarah Collins Scott; m James McBeth Feb 5, 1880 Pilot Mound Ia (dec 1903); s William (dec); d Pearl (Mrs Henry Henning); past tchr in pub schs; 1880- homemaker; came with husband to Hebron 1889; 1926- librarian Hebron Pub Lib; secy-treas Civilian Relief, since orgn in Hebron; past chmn ARC several years; PEO; Rebekah; Presby Ch; hobby, books; off Hebron Public Library; res 830 Eads Ave, Hebron.

   McCORKLE, CHARLES MARSHALL: Clergyman; b Cincinnati, Ohio Nov 21, 1868; s of James A McCorkle-Ellen Louise Smith; ed Hastings; training in church work by conf course of study; m Susie Catherine Meyers July 6, 1892 Hendley; d Mela Leiding (Mrs C P Anton); 1884-91 farm hand near Hastings; 1891-99 farmer, Furnas Co; 1900-1905 emp in foundry, Medina N Y; 1905-06 emp by F Arnold Austin in grain elevator, Hendley; 1906-07 supply minister, Stockville; 1907-10 minister Meth Ch at Wauneta; 1910-13 pastor, Bertrand, 1913-17 pastor Curtis, 1917-19 pastor Juniata, 1919-24 pastor Sutton, 1924-25 pastor of Federated Ch, Harvard, 1925-35 pastor North Bend, 1935- pastor Davenport; during World War 4-min speaker; pres Thayer Co Ministerial Assn; AF&AM 49; Meth Ch; Rep; hobbies, cartoon drawing & verse writing for children; res Davenport.

   McFARLAND, WILLIAM IRVIN: Surgeon; b Falls City, Neb Jan 14, 1877; s of William McFarland-Elizabeth Knox; ed Neb Wes Acad & Coll; Chicago Post Grad Sch; Creighton U, MD 1905; m Harriett Laura Miller Dec 14, 1905 Lexington (dec 1934); s Osmyn William; m Pauline Charbonneau July 3, 1938 Hebron; 1905-29 prac med & surgery Belleville Kas; 1929- owner & opr Blue Valley Hosp, Hebron; past local surg for RI & UP RRs; owner & mgr 1,000 A in Thayer Co, raises mules for market; past mbr sch bd, Belleville Kas; during World War enl in USN med corps, accepted Nov 9, 1918, disch before service; Thayer Co Med Soc, past pres; Neb St & AMA; Hebron Civic Club; Rotary; AF&AM; Lions, Belleville Kas; Presby Ch; Rep; hobbies, ranch, raising mules; off Blue Valley Hosp; res Hebron.

   McKENZIE, FERD W: Grocer; b Hebron, Neb Oct 27, 1897; s of Lloyd T McKenzie-Catherine Wiedel; ed Hebron; m Agnes Lochert July 29, 1919 Orleans; s Duane Francis, Paul R; d Virginia Carmen, Mary Helen; 1913-15 farmed with father, Thayer Co; 1915-18 emp by Joe Helfrich & learned bakery bus, Hebron; 1919 oprd bakery in Franklin; 1920-21 baker for various bakeries in Neb; 1921-22 emp by W A Luther in meat & groc bus, Cambridge; 1922- owner & opr groc & meat bus, Hebron; 1936- has own irrigated vegetable & truck gardens; 1938 added dairy & specializes in Holsteins; mbr city coun 2 terms; Hebron Civic Club, past pres; KC; Sacred Heart Cath Ch; Indep; hobby, scientific farming; off Standard Market; res 435 N 4th, Hebron.

   McLEESE, CHARLES C: Pharmacist; b Bellevue, Ia Mar 23, 1867; s of Daniel McLeese-Agnes McKillip; ed Hebron; SW Optical Coll, Kansas City Mo, reed 1st certificate from bd of examiners of optometry in Neb; studied pharm under A C Ring, Hebron, held one of first druggist certificates issued under state law; m Lena A Easton Aug 19, 1886 Hebron; s Garth, Kenneth; d Doris; while in sch at Hebron worked in A C Ring Drug Store; after finishing apprenticeship remained with A C Ring Drug Store several years; 1886- owner & opr drug store, Davenport; past mbr sch bd; mbr first Neb St bd of optometry examiners; ch mbr & first pres of Neb St Optical Assn; IOOF 139, past noble grand several times; Dem; hobby, reading; res Davenport.

   MARSH, DEAN E: Merchant; b Red Cloud Neb Feb 24, 1880; s of Daniel E Marsh-Margaret E Past; ed Hebron HS 1897; m Claye F McKenzie Feb 17, 1913 Hebron; 1898-1918 emp by C 1-1 Morgan Dry Goods & Ladies Ready-to-Wear Store at Hebron, 1918- owner & opr; past mbr city coun; 1934- mayor; Hebron Civic Club; Hebron Golf Club, past pres; Interstate Mchts Coun of Chicago, past dir; Indep; hobbies, golf, hunting; res 829 Olive Ave, Hebron.

   MEDSKER, GEORGE AUGUSTUS: Pharmacist; b Atchison, Kas May 1, 1888; s of William Hamilton Medsker-Mary Teresa Evans; ed Troy Kas HS 1911; PSTC, BA 1923; U of N, BSc & PhG 1927; m Mary Elizabeth Snyder July 7, 1917 Nebraska City; 1907-08 tchr near Atchison Kas; 1908-09 worked in P O, Atchison Kas; 1911-18 rural & grade sch tchr, Doniphan Co Kas; 1920-23 supt, science tchr & coach, Cook HS; 1923-26 supt, science tchr & coach, Lawrence HS; 1927- owner Belvidere Pharm; past secy-treas consolidated sch bd; past J P; notary public: wrote first political article at age of 9, still writes for the World Herald, State Journal & Thayer Co papers, under name of Barney Medsker; Neb Pharm Assn; AF&AM 78, White Cloud, Kas; RAM, Tehama Shrine, Hastings; Chris Ch, elder, has taught every Bible Class in ch; Rep; hobby, politics; off Belvidere Pharmacy; res Belvidere.

: Homemaker & Store Manager; b Broken Bow, Neb Sept 2, 1892; d of Joseph Beckwith-Emma Theodora Ash; ed Broken Bow HS 1909; m Harry F Meyers Apr 26, 1911 Columbus; s Marvin W; d Opal Rose; 1909-11 tchr, Custer Co; 1911-17 with husband owned & oprd-jewelry store, Platte Center; 1918-29 with husband on farm near Carleton; 1929- asst mgr Elder Jewelry Store, Deshler; 4-H Club leader at Deshler 7 years; Womans Club, pres; Brethren Ch at Carleton, past SS tchr several years; Chris Ch at Deshler, SS tchr several years; Rep; hobby, young peoples work; res Deshler.

   MITCHELL, EDWARD JOSHUA: Publisher; b Fulton, Ill May 28, 1865; s of John Calvin Mitchell-Carrie Patience Van Eaton; ed Ill & Neb; Western Normal Coll, Shenandoah Ia; m Tillie Minerva Barnes July 24, 1894 Indianola (dec); d Beulah Barnes (dec), Mary Barnes (dec); 1889 emp by G S Bishop on Indianola Courier; 1889-93 emp by C W Barnes publisher of Red Willow Times & the McCook Democrat, later on McCook Republican; 1893-1910 owner Indianola Courier, in 1896 moved it to McCook, in 1902 consolidated with McCook Republican; 1910- owner & publisher Rustler, Deshler; 1st VP Deshler Broom Factory; NPA; helped org Thayer Co Agrl Assn, secy-mgr 23 years; past VP & past pres Neb St Bd of Fair Mgrs; Neb St bd of agr, mbr 14 years; past mbr Deshler sch bd; helped org 1st Comml Club, pres 1910-25; C of C; AF&AM 43; RAM; KT, Gering; Presby Ch, elder, SS supt 27 years; hobbies, fair work, comm work; parents came from Ill to Gage Co in 1878, father farmed; res Deshler.

   MOSS, MELVIN: Attorney; b Fairbury, Neb Oct 19, 1906; s of William Jefferson Moss-Rena Ann Bower; ed Fairbury HS 1924; Cotner Coll; U of N; Delta Theta Phi; m Jessie Kidwell Mar 24, 1926 Fairbury; s Raymond (dec); adm to Neb bar 1929; 1929 prac law, Hebron; secy Hebron Cemetery bd; secy Thayer Co Bar Assn; 7th Judicial Dist & Neb St Bar Assns; Hebron Civic Club; Lions, VP; AF&AM 54; Chris Ch, supt Bible sch 9 years; Rep; 2nd VP Neb YR Club; hobby, hunting; father came from Ind to Fairbury 1881, was Judge of 18th judicial dist 1924-29; mother born at Bower, town named for her relatives; off 416 1/2 Lincoln Ave; res 227 North 9th, Hebron.


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   MOUNTFORD, FORREST ALTON: Physician & Surgeon; b Smith Co, Kas Nov 1, 1898; s of Samuel Thomas Mountford-Edith Scrivner; ed Red Cloud HS 1917; Hastings Coll, BSc 1921; U of N, MD 1924; Phi Chi; m Irene Hazel Astelford Jan 31, 1925 St Joseph Mo; s Roger William, Alan Bruce (dec), Stanley Thomas; interne at Swedish Covenant Hosp, Omaha; 1924- prac med, Davenport; chmn sch bd; past mbr village bd; during World War mbr of SATC, Hastings Coll; Thayer Co Med Soc, past pres; Neb St Med Assn, past pres 7th dist; AF&AM 154; hobbies, hunting, fishing; res Davenport.

   MULLIKIN, DOYLE BEARD: Physician & Surgeon; b Ohiowa, Neb Feb 20, 1882; s of John W Mullikin-Elizabeth Helen Beard; ed Geneva HS 1903; U of N, MD 1908; m Oma S Smith May 5, 1906 Blue Springs; d Helen May (Mrs Clarence E Crook), Ramona Arlene (Mrs Allan F Smith); 1908-20 priv med prac, Munden Kas; 1920- priv med prac, Chester; past mbr Munden Kas village & sch bds; past mbr village bd, chmn 3 years, Chester; leader Chester band, int in band work many years; Thayer Co Med Soc; Neb St Med Assn; MWA; AF&AM 298, past master; OES 289, past worthy patron; IOOF, past grand; Rebekah; Meth Ch, chmn bd of trustees; Indep; hobbies, music, band & orchestra work; res Chester.

   NACKE, ALBERT JOSEPH: Postmaster; b West Point, Ia Sept 1, 1894; s of Conrad C Nacke-Elizabeth Pogge: ed Hebron HS 1914; m Frederica Haug Feb 18, 1919 Seneca Kas; s Charles Conrad, Albert Joseph Jr; d Mary Louise, Annabelle, Elizabeth, Geraldine Ann, Margaret; until 1917 with father in hdw bus, Hebron; 1919-20 mechanic for Ford Agey, Hebron; 1920-22 editor of Register-Champion, Hebron; during World War enl in US army Nov 23, 1917 at Lincoln, served in 1st enlistment, stationed at Kelly field Tex, sgt in 180th aero squadron, disch Feb 5, 1919; Amer Leg 180, past adjt 3 years, service ofcr 6 years, past comm; Neb ch Natl Assn of P Ms, past state VP; past mbr city coun; past city treas; mbr state fund com Natl Foundation for Infantile Paralysis; chmn Thayer Co soldiers & sailors relief com; Hebron Civic Club, 1st pres; KC; Sacred Heart Cath Ch; Dem; off P O; res 420 Eads, Hebron.

   NACKE, HERMAN FRANK: Hardware Dealer; b West Point, Ia Mar 23, 1892; s of Conrad C Nacke-Elizabeth Pogge; ed Hebron HS 1912; m Dorothy Scholle Apr 21, 1915 Hebron; 1912-23 with father in hdw bus, Hebron; 1923-24 emp by O'Keefe & Merritt, stove mfrs, Los Angeles Cal; 1925-36 traveling representative for American Gas Machine Co, Albert Lea Minn; 1936- owner & opr hdw store, Hebron; past treas Hebron; second term mbr city coun; Neb Retail Hdw Assn, mbr 25 years; Hebron Civic Club, past VP; ch mbr KC; Sacred Heart Cath Ch; Dem; hobby, raising flowers; res 535 Eads Ave, Hebron.

   NEWELL, HARRY JULIUS: Physician & Surgeon; b Kalamazoo, Mich Apr 12, 1872; s of Francis Albert Newell-Caroline Hannah Frost; ed Lincoln Normal, 1898; Creighton U. MD 1903; Phi Beta Pi; m Charlotte Douglas Sept 11, 1901 Daykin (dec); d Elizabeth (Mrs Archie D Marvel); m Edna F Wilson Oct 7, 1919 Alexandria; 1898-99 tchr in Neb; 1903- prac med, Alexandria; past mbr bd of edn 25 years; gives talks to student bodies on Neb geography & history; past village ofcr; during World War mbr coun of defense & 4-min men, comm speaker on loan drives; Thayer Co Med Soc; Neb St & AMA; Amer Coll of Physical Therapy; Neb St Hist Soc; AF&AM 74; IOOF; Presby Ch; Rep; hobbies, farming, raising fruit; res Alexandria.

   OCHSNER, RINEHARDT OTTO: Dentist; b Sutton, Neb Aug 6, 1901; s of John Peter Ochsner-Margaret Griess; ed Sutton HS 1921; U of N, DDS 1926; Xi Psi Phi; Green Goblins; m Margaret Lee Uter June 29, 1926 Hastings; s Thomas Stanley; d Jacquelyn Lou; 1926- dentist, Deshler; VP sch bd; SE Neb Dist Dental Soc; Neb St & ADA; C of C, past dir; Lions, pres; dir Deshler Golf Club; AF&AM 149; Tehama Shrine; Scot Rite 18o; Presby Ch; Rep; hobbies, golf, football; res Deshler.

   PANTER, SAMUEL GOODALL JR: Physician & Surgeon; b Dorchester, Neb Apr 24, 1884; s of Samuel Goodall Panter-Laura Carpenter Woodruff; ed Dorchester HS 1901; Creighton U, PhG 1904; U of N 1904-07; Northwestern U, MD 1909; Phi Rho Sigma; 1918-19 & 1926 grad work New York Post Grad Sch; Manhattan Eye & Ear Hosp; New York Eye & Ear Hosp; 1923 grad work Chicago Polyclinic Hosp; m Pearl Theobald July 9, 1914 Ohiowa (dec); s Edward George, John Laurance; d Mary Maxine; 1909-10 interne St Marys Hosp, Milwaukee Wis; 1910-12 prac med, Ohiowa; 1918- prac med, Hebron; city phys 13 years; local phys for several old line ins cos; past mbr sch bd; Thayer Co Med Soc; Neb St & AMA; Neb St Hist Soc; AF&AM 43, Scot Rite 32o, Lincoln; Meth Ch; Rep; hobbies, agr, trees, English descent, ancestors in Revolutionary war; off 517 Lincoln Ave; res 810 Olive Ave, Hebron.

   PARK, MRS GLADYS MARIE: Homemaker; b Davenport, Neb Nov 18, 1904; d of William Francis Bates-Mary Jane Lambert; ed Davenport HS 1922; U of N; m Chester E Park May 29, 1936 Davenport; 1922-24 tchr, Thayer Co; 1924-26 tchr, Fillmore Co; 1926-31 tchr 6th, 7th & 8th grades, Ohiowa; 1932-36 tchr in Norfolk schs; 1936- homemaker, Bruning; past pres Womans Club; past pres Thayer Co Fedn of Womens Clubs; past leader Campfire Girls, Davenport & Ohiowa; past 441 Club leader, Davenport; Chris Ch; hobby, club work; res Bruning.

   PARK, HARVEY RUFUS: Building Contractor; b Mercer Co, Ill Jan 2, 1869; s of Rufus Park-Martha B Guthrie; ed Ill; m Ida Wolford Nov 26, 1891 Bruning; s Irwin H; d Bernice (Mrs O C Petersen); m Phoebe Wolford Dec 20, 1900 Strang; s Chester E, Lyle K, Harold Dale, Harvey Rufus Jr; d Mildred (Mrs Olaf Eide); 1887 came to Bruning; 1887-95 emp by O P Harrison, bIdg contr; 1895- contr, Bruning; mgr Artificial Stone Co, Bruning, 20 years; past mbr sch bd 28 years; past mbr town bd; Mid-West Cement Users Assn, past pres 3 years; Businessmens Club; MWA; past mbr IOOF; Meth Ch; Rep; hobby, work; res Bruning.

   PAYSEN, MAGNUS: Manufacturer; b Sanddusky, O Oct 29, 1875; s of John Paysen-Pauline Peterson; ed Sandusky O HS 1890; Luth Tchrs Coll, Woodville O 1894; m Eva Sas 1897, Des Moines Ia (dec); m Magdaline Sophie Zwerner May 20, 1907 Columbus O; s Carl William, Paul, Carl Zwerner, James; d Ruth (Mrs Howard Halvorson); 1894-1900 tchr & organist in Luth sch & ch, Des Moines Ia; 1900-06 tchr & organist Luth sch & ch, Galion O; 1906-11 tchr & organist Luth sch & ch, Columbus O; 1911-36 head of music dept, Hebron Jr Coll; 1931 invented folding band & choir stands; 1936- mfr of folding band & choir stands; Natl Music Edn Conf; Hebron Civic Club; Amer Luth Ch; Rep; hobby; working out new ideas on folding music stand; res Hebron.

   PEAKE, JOHN RAY: Oil Transporter; b Mahaska, Kas Nov 9, 1910; s of John Robert Peake-Maggie Loraine Bradney; ed Mahaska Kas HS; prior to 1931 oprd service station at Hubbell; 1931 opr Conoco Service Station, Seward; 1931 emp by Montgomery Ward & Co, Fairbury, 1931-35 oprd filling station, Hubbell, 1935- in oil transport bus, Hubbell; mbr town bd; Comml Club, chmn: United Transporters of Petroleum Products; MWA; IOOF 94; AF&AM; Meth Ch; Rep; hobby, movies; res Hubbell.

   PEARSON, REUBEN ARTHUR: Manager Gas Co; b Minden, Neb Mar 13, 1907; s of Pete Pearson-Betty Rodine; ed Minden HS 1926; m Kathryn Sarah Davis Nov 17, 1948 Minden; d Beverly Jane; 1927-28 emp by Battiste Tire Shop, Minden; 1928-29 emp by Lantz Tire Shop, Hastings; 1929-30 emp by Lienhart Motor Co, Hastings; 1931-34 in service dept, Natural Gas Distributing Co, Minden; 1934-35' in service & meter depts, Kas Power & Light Co, Salina Kas; 1935-37 foreman of meter dept Kas Power & Light Co, McPherson Kas; 1937-38 mgr Neb Natural Gas Co, Shelton; 1938- mgr Hebron dist Neb Natural Gas Co; Lions 2nd VP; Hebron Golf Club; Civic Club; Meth Ch; hobby, sports; off Hotel Hebron; res 825 Union Ave, Hebron.

   POSEY, JOHN ROYAL: Farmer & Stockman; b Thayer Co, Neb Mar 3, 1890; s of John A Posey-Eliza Jane King; ed Hebron HS 1909; U of N, BSc 1914; m Mary Retta Barrett Sept 5, 1917 Hubbell; s John William, James Barrett, Joseph Clark; d Lorena Jane; 1914-16 vocational agr tchr, Kimball HS; 1916- farmer near Hubbell; 1922-24 supt of Hubbell schs; 1924- with Hubbell Bank, mgr of farms owned by Hubbell Bank; several years raised purebred Duroc Jersey hogs & purebred Shorthorn cattle, now has small herd of Holstein cattle; past mbr Hubbell pct AAA Wheat Program; Thayer Co Farm Bur, past bd mbr; AF&AM 92, past master; OES 143, past worthy patron; Meth Ch; Rep; hobby, reading res RFD 1, Hubbell.

   RECKEWEY, THEODORE: Pharmacist; b Elk Creek, Neb June 9, 1893; s of John H Reckewey-Minne Boucke; ed Linn Kas HS 1912; Kas City Coll of Pharm; m Edith Rebbeke Feb 14, 1915 Linn Kas; d Norma



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Mae, Merna Jean; while in HS worked for Dr Robert Algie, Linn, Kas; 1914 pharm, Clay Center & Washington Kas; 1914-18 owner half int in George L Fisher & Co, drug store, Byron; 1918- owner & opr drug store; past mbr sch bd 19 years; past mbr town bd 12 years; pres Byron Co-op Bank since orgn; Neb Pharm Assn; St Paul Luth Ch: Rep; hobbies, travel, outdoor sports; res Byron.

   RECORDS, ARTHUR HARLEIGH: Theater Operator; b Tarkio, Mo Nov 6, 1876; s of James Monroe Records-Josephine Boneparte Richards; ed Mo; Neb; m Myrtle Florence Prue June 28, 1911 Nebraska City; d Shirley Lu Rose; 1900-21 foreman in chg of construction of tele systems for Neb Tele Co; 1921- owner & opr Majestic Theater, Hebron: 1914 awarded membership in Soc of Planners & Builders of the first Transcontinental Tele Line in USA; owns 160 A farm near Hebron & modern double duplex, Hebron; city coun mbr from 3rd ward; Motion Picture Theater Owners Assn of Neb & Western Ia, dir; MWA; Lions, tail twister; Hebron Civic Club; Hebron Golf Club; Chris Ch; Rep; hobbies, golf, farming; mother (dec 1904) and father (dec 1914) came from Mo to Frontier Co in 1878; off Majestic Theater; res 910 Olive Ave, Hebron.

   REDELFS, DIEDRICH G: Insurance Dealer; b Bruning, Neb Mar 9, 1898; ed Geneva HS 1917; m Hazel Sigman Apr 23, 1923 Ohiowa; s Max Leon, Rex Leo; d Jean Harriett; 1917-18 rural sch tchr; 1918-19 SATC, Lincoln; 1919-36 teller & asst cash of Bruning State Bank; 1936- special agt in Neb in farm & hail dept Horne Fire Ins Co; past mbr Bruning town bd; secy sch bd past 9 years; past mbr vol fire dept; during World War mbr SATC, Lincoln; businessmens Club; Blue Goose; Trinity Luth Ch; Rep; res Bruning.

   REED, PAUL A: Physician & Surgeon; b Milo, Ia Jan 12, 1899; s of Hugh Stephen Reed-Elsie Hammer; ed Guide Rock HS 1916; U of N, BSc 1922, MD 1924; Sigma Chi; Nu Sigma Nu; m Adrienne Gunderson Jan 12, 1926 Plattsmouth; s Stephen; d Susan; 1924-26 interne Uni Hosp, Omaha; 1926-35 priv prac med, Deshler; 1935- opr of hosp, surg & in gen prac, Deshler; city phys; local phys for RI RR; mbr sch bd; during World War mbr SATC, U of N 1918; past pres Thayer Co Med Soc; Neb St Med Assn; Comml Club; AF&AM, Ruskin; Presby Ch; hobby, football; res Deshler.

   REEVES, ED: Real Estate & Insurance Dealer; b Wiota, Ia Nov 20, 1868; s of William Austin Reeves-Elizabeth Reeve; ed Republic Co Kas; m Margaret Dry Sept 17, 1890 Thayer Co; s Joseph Austin; d Nina Mildred (Mrs Walter Beckley), Lena Belle <dec), Bessie Irene (Mrs William Krause); 1890-1900 farmed in Thayer Co; 1900-04 oprd livery barns at Byron & Chester; 1904-14 in grain & stock bus, Byron; 1914- in real est & ins bus; pct assessor several years; past mbr sch bd 20 years; past mbr town bd 20 years; past mbr Thayer Co equalization bd 1929-31; AF&AM, Chester; Rep; hobbies, gardening, cutting wood; res Byron.

   RICHARDS, JOHN LOWRIE: Attorney; b Hebron, Neb Mar 22, 1893; s of Charles Laurence Richards-Elizabeth E Lowrie; ed Hebron HS 1911; U of N, BA 1915; Chicago U, LLB 1917; Phi Alpha Delta; m Edith Holcomb June 24, 1918 Hebron; d Jacquelin, Mary Elizabeth, Charlotte; 1918-27 with father in law prac, Hebron; 1927- law prac, Hebron; past mbr sch bd; during World War ent US army June 1918, mbr draft bd at Lincoln & Beatrice, disch 1918; Neb St & 7th Judicial Dist Bar Assns; Hebron Civic Club; parents came from Ill to Hebron 1886, father (dec 1927) atty; res 836 Olive Ave, Hebron.

   RING, WILLIAM ALEXANDER: Dentist; b Hebron, Neb Dec 2, 1877; s of Alexander Charles Ring-Averilla Hess; ed Hebron HS 1895; Kansas City Dental Coll, DDS 1901; m Emma Myrtle Willmore Aug 27, 1899 Hebron: s William K; d Helen (Mrs Richard McLean); 1902- dentist, Hebron; 1908-23 mgr Hebron baseball teams: mgr team which won Neb St championship in basketball 1923; past mbr city coun; during World War was one of 2 apptd by ex-gov Neville, to select Thayer Co coun of defense, also med adviser for selective service; SE Neb Dist Dental Soc; Neb St & ADA; founder & life mbr Civil Leg; US Service Veterans; Comml Club; Natl Travel Club; Hebron Golf Club, past pres; Izaak Walton; past mbr KP, IOOF, LOOM, Sons & Daughters of Protection, MWA; Dem, past mbr Thayer Co Central Com; hobby, sports of all kinds; res Hebron.

   ROSELIUS, WILLIAM HENRY: College Professor; b Montgomery Co, O Jan 30, 1897; s of Henry Roselius-Anna Rebecca Purnhagen; ed Preble Co O; West Alexandria O HS 1915; Capital U, Columbus O, BA 1920; Ohio St U; U of N, MA 1938: 1925 coaching sch at Wittenburg Coll, Springfield O; m Grace Koffer June 18, 1921 Eaton O; s Roland Henry, Ronald Reginald, Donald Dean-, d Marjorie Jane (dec); 1920-22 tchr of English, Latin & history also coach at Hebron Acad; 1922- professor of math, coach & dir of athletics at Hebron Acad, later Junior Coll; 1937 acting pres 6 mos Hebron Jr Coll; 1934 on Hebron athletic field promoted first 6-man football game ever played; basketball teams have been state jr coll champions several times; 1929 had undefeated football team; NSTA; past mbr city coun; mbr BSA com of Amer Fedn of Luth Brotherhoods; during World War in SATC, Columbus O; mbr natl rules com of 6-man football; Hebron Civic Club; Amer Luth Ch; Progressive Dem; hobby, hunting; res 221 Academy, Hebron.

   ROSS, GERALD MURRAY: County Surveyor & Engineer; b Belvidere, Neb Feb 20, 1908; s of Murray Lugllan Ross-Mable Melvina Arnold; ed Jackson HS, Lincoln 1926; Hebron Jr Coll 1926-27; Northwestern U, 1927-30; Kappa Phi Gamma; m Esther Ida Menke May 1, 1935, Glenwood Ia; d Janet (dec Sept, 18, 1938); 1931-33 Thayer Co surveyor by apptmt; 1933-35 with father on farm in Thayer Co; 1935-38 watchmaker for E A Elder, jeweler, Hebron; 1938- Thayer Co surveyor; summer 1933 in chg of measuring land for AAA; Meth Ch; Rep; hobby, miniature electric trains; father came from New York to Belvidere 1870, past publisher of paper in Belvidere, past P M, now farmer in Thayer Co; off Courthouse; res Hebron.

: Banker; b Hastau, Austria Oct 4, 1879; s of Andrew Rothmeier-Anna Houser; ed Alexandria; m Nell Edith, Brophy May 22, 1912 Hebron; s Joseph Jerome Jr; 1905 emp by Allen Dept Store, Alexandria; 1905-06 emp by McNeil Dept Store, Sleepy Eye Minn; 1906-22 farmed in Jefferson Co; 1922-30 owner & opr J J Rothmeier Hdw Store, Alexandria; 1923- with ptr Harold Nuckolls in undertaking bus, Fairbury; 1930- cash State Bank of Alexandria; mbr town bd past 8 years; past mbr dists 30 & 77 sch bds, Jefferson Co; Hebron Civic Club; KC; St Mary's Cath Ch; Dem; hobby, music; res Alexandria.

   RUCKLOS, HENRY HUGO: Grocer; b Hebron, Neb Sept 22, 1879: s of Henry Jacob Rucklos-Fredericka Danner; ed Thayer Co; LBC; 1903-08 owner & opr gen merc store, Deshler; 1908-32 ptr of brother August in mere store, Deshler; 1932- with brother estab groc bus, Deshler; dir Lions; C of C, past pres, now dir; Neb Food Retailers Assn; St Peters Luth Ch; Dem; hobby, politics, father came from Germany to Amer, settled in Adams Co Ind, farmed 11 years, 1876 came to Thayer Co, farmed, later resided in Deshler, mother came from Germany to Amer; res Deshler.

   SAYLOR, HARVEY WESLEY: Physician & Surgeon; b Lanark, Ill Feb 25, 1872; s of Johnathan Saylor-Mary Whipkey; ed Brown Co Kas; Kansas. City Med Coll, MD 1897; m Arminta Louise Miller Oct 8, 1893 Sabetha Kas; s Alva Franklin (dec): d Gladys Irene (Mrs Bertram Patsons); 1897-99 priv med prac, Fairview Kas; 1900- prac med, Bruning; past mbr town bd; chief vol fire dept 18 years; Thayer Co registrar of births & deaths past 20 years; during World War mbr vol med service; Thayer Co Med Soc, pres; Neb St Med Assn; AF&AM 199; OES, Ohiowa; Meth Ch; Dem; hobby, wood-working; res Bruning.

   SCHAINOST, MRS DORA M: Supervisor Adult Education; b London,' England Jan 22, 1882; d of Lewis A Hart-Mary A Law; ed Thayer Co; Fremont Normal; U of N, extn work; m Adolph Schainost Mar 24, 1904 Hebron; s Roy L, John A, Leland E; 1898-1904 tchr, Thayer Co; 1904- homemaker; 1918-32 conducted night sch for adult immigrants in Thayer & Jefferson Cos; 1932-36 state tchr of adult edn for Thayer & Jefferson Cos; 1936- WPA supvr of adult edn for Seward, York, Fillmore, Thayer, Jefferson, Saline & Gage Cos; chmn ARC, Gilead; NFWC, past Thayer Co pres & 4th dist pres; past mbr RNA; Presby Ch, SS supt; Rep, past vice-chmn Thayer Co Central Com, also past mbr State Central Com; hobby, governmental affairs; res RFD 1, Gilead.

   SCROGGIN, GROVER GASAWAY: Lumber & Hardware Dealer: b Oak, Neb Feb 22, 1888; s of Benjamin Franklin Scroggin-Arthilda Catherine Gasaway; ed Oak; m Sarah Ellen


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Levins Dec 19, 1936; s Leonard Kirby, Bruce Allen; 1903-18 cash of Scroggin & Co Bank at Oak, 1918- dir; with brother, John L org radio station KFEQ one of first built in US, station first located in bank, then in John Scroggin home, later moved to St Joseph Mo, 1936 sold to St Joseph News Press; many years one of largest cattle feeders in section; many years mgr lbr yard at Oak; 1935- owner & mgr lbr bus, Deshler; during World War ent US army Sept 1918, stationed at Fort Omaha & Camp Funston, disch Dec 1918; Amer Leg 352, comm; Neb Lbr Mchts Assn; Lions; AF&AM, Tehama Shrine, Hastings; Dem; hobby, fishing; res Deshler.

   SELL, JOHN C: Pharmacist; b Chester, Neb Dec 19, 1896; s of Conrad Sell-Katherine Margaret Wagner; ed Chester HS 1917; Babcock Sch of Pharm, Des Moines Ia 1917-18; m Verna Mae Walker June 4, 1919 Chester; s Jack Vernon; d Nadine Mae (dec), Donna Lee; 1918 became registered pharm in Neb; 1918 worked short time in Kesterson Drug Co, Superior; 1918 mgr Kenesaw Drug Co, Kenesaw; 1918-20 with Dr M W Spohn oprd Chester Drug Co, Chester; 1920- owner & opr Sell Pharm, Chester; with Walter B Cissna & Donald A Cramer, assoc opr of Auditorium Theater; past chmn village bd; mayor; mbr sch bd; Neb Pharm Assn; Comm Club; IOOF 135; AF&AM 298, Tehama Shrine, Hastings; Chris Ch; Rep; hobby, raising & feeding Hereford cattle; off Sell Pharmacy; res Chester.

   SHEARER, JOHN EDWIN: Contractor; b Cambridge, Wis Oct 13, 1860; s of James Hamilton Shearer-Grace Scott; ed Hebron HS 1880; m Stella M Eastabrooks June 13, 1894 Carleton; s Harold Everett, Mahlon John, Dail Burdette; came with parents from Wis to Hebron 1873; 1873-88 farmer, Thayer Co; 1888- in transfer & sand bus, Hebron; 1891- in ice bus, Hebron; 1895- in coal bus; 1926- in gen storage bus, since 1931 mfr of artificial ice; 1926- in gen contracting work, with son Dail as ptr; 1892-95 mbr H G, mbr band that was Gov Thayer's escort at old soldiers reunion at Grand Island 1893; Retail Coal Dirs Assn of Minneapolis; Assoc Industries of Neb; Natl Assn of Ice Industries; Hebron Civic Club; Presby Ch; Rep; hobbies, reading, travel; off 316 Lincoln Ave; res 110 N 13th, Hebron.

   SNOWDEN, CHARLES COOK: Physician & Surgeon; b Saltsburg, Penn Feb 18, 1854; s of Isaac Wayne Snowden-Harriett Elizabeth Cook; ed Neb; U of N 1871-73; Jefferson Med Coll, Philadelphia, MD 1882; ch mbr Palladian Literary Soc; m Mary Justen Bean Fritzlen May 5, 1887 Davenport; adm to prac med in Neb May 1, 1882; 1882- prac med, Davenport, also published Davenport Chronicle; past mbr village bd, chmn several times; past mbr sch bd-, during World War mbr relief project, Thayer Co; Thayer Co Med Soc, ch mbr; Neb St & AMA; Neb Territorial Pioneers Assn; AF&AM 154, past master 5 times; KT, Scot Rite, Tehama Shrine, Hastings; Meth Ch; Dem; res Davenport.

   STRAIN, JOSEPH CLARK: County Clerk; b Brimfield, Ill Mar 19, 1877; s of Joseph Josiah Strain-Margaret Stewart; ed Chester HS 1894; m Grace Gentry Jan 29, 1913 Hebron; s Joseph Clark Jr (dec); 1895-99 farmer, Thayer Co & Republic Co Kas; 1899-1902 emp by father as clk in groc & shoe store, Chester; 1902-03 emp in off of Thayer Co clk; 1903-07 Thayer Co dep clk; 1908-14 Thayer Co clk; 1915-16 emp by real est firm, Jacksonville Fla; 1916-30 asst cash Thayer Co Bank, Hebron; 1931- Thayer Co clk; Neb Assn of Co Commrs, Co Clks, Co Registers of Deeds & Co Highway Commrs; Hebron Civic Club; MWA; Rep; hobbies, football, baseball, horse races; off Courthouse; res 516 Duffield Ave, Hebron.

   STRUVE, HENRY CHRISTIAN: Factory President & General Manager; b Thayer Co, Neb Jan 25, 1883; s of Herman John Struve-Matilda Nehrig; ed Deshler HS 1901; Concordia Coll, Seward; Hastings Bus Coll; m Emma Wefel June 14, 1905 Deshler; s Melvin H, Edgar E, Victor C, Harry T; prior to 1908 with father in Deshler Broom Factory; 1908-20 foreman Deshler Broom Factory, 1920-25 asst mgr, 1925-31 mgr, 1932- pres & gen mgr; factory believed to be largest mfr of brooms in world: owns 540 A in Thayer Co, raises purebred Aberdeen Angus cattle; past mbr village bd 8 years; past mbr Thayer Co Agrl Soc; Lions, tail twister; Natl Broom Mfrs Assn, past VP 4 years; Rep; hobbies, cattle, horses; res Deshler.

   TAYLOR, DESLEY L: Publisher; b Carleton, Neb Mar 23, 1910; s of Charles H Taylor-Cynthia Arbogast; ed Kearney HS 1928; 1928 with sports dept of Lincoln Star; 1929-37 with Kearney Hub, Omaha World-Herald, Carleton Enterprise, Bruning Banner, Winfield Alabama Journal, Pittsylvania Tribune at Chatham Va, Caroline Progress at Bowling Green Va; 1937- mgr & publisher Peoples Journal, Davenport; South Central Neb Press Assn, secy-treas: NPA: AF&AM 154; Bapt Ch, Kearney; Rep; hobbies, stamp collecting, outdoor sports; res Davenport.

   THOMAS, LOUIS ERNEST: Jeweler & Optometrist; b Hebron, Neb Dec 5, 1892; s of J E Thomas-Augusta Decker; ed Hebron HS 1911; U of N 1911-12; Bradley Horological Sch 1912-13; Needles Coll of Optometry 1913-14; Delta Upsilon; m Ethel McKenzie Apr 10, 1917 Fairbury; s Robert, Richard; d Ruth; 1914-15 emp by Meyers Jewelry Store, York; 1915-20 emp by J H LeRoy, jeweler, Fairbury; 1920- optometrist & jeweler, Hebron; past mbr sch bd; past mbr city coun; Neb Assn of Optometrists; Amer Optometric Assn; Hebron Civic Club; Hebron Golf Club; AF&AM 43; RAM; Presby Ch; Rep; hobby, golf; res 729 Olive Ave, Hebron.

   THOMPSON, WILLIAM WAYNE: Publisher; b Belvidere, Neb Apr 1, 1908; s of Herbert Martin Thompson-Lena Birdella Zong; ed Butte HS 1926; m Leona Belle Sloey July 4, 1936 Washington Kas; 1926-27 emp by Butte Service Station; 1928-30 mgr Harmon Service Station, Hebron; 1930-36 emp by Hebron Register; 1936-37 emp by Edgar R Apking, publisher of Bruning Banner; 1937- owner & publisher Bruning Banner; police judge & J P; NPA; South Central Neb Press Assn; secy-treas Bruning ARC; Businessmens Club, past secy; AF&AM 199; Meth Ch; Dem; hobbies, short wave radio, tennis, golf; res Bruning.

   THORNBURGH, CHARLES ALBERT: Publisher; b Alexandria, Neb Jan 8, 1898; s of Lindon H Thornburgh-Mary A Melrose; ed Alexandria HS; Fremont Normal; Grand Island Bus Coll; m Pearl Irene Stewart Nov 16, 1923 Council Bluffs Is; s Jack Maynard; 1918-19 clk in off of supt Omaha shops of UP RR; 1919-20 clk in engineering dept Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co, Los Angeles Cal; 1920-25 mgr & publisher Alexandria Argus, 1925- owner & publisher; town clk; past mbr sch bd; mbr vol fire dept; Alexandria Civic Club: NPA; AF&AM 74; Presby Ch; Rep; hobby, fishing; res Alexandria.

   THORNBURGH, LINDON HACKETT: Columnist; b Dalton, Ind Nov 11. 1865; s of Lorenzo Thornburgh-Rachael McCrecken; ed Fremont Normal, BSc; m Mary Melrose May 19, 1892 Fremont; s Charles, Lewis (dec); 1887 came to Neb; past supt of schs at Wilcox & Bertrand; 1894 became supt of schs at Alexandria; formerly owner & publisher Alexandria Argus; 1926- ret from active duties, still does column writing: past secy sch bd 25 years; IOOF; Presby Ch; hobbies, reading, writing; res Alexandria.

   UDE, ADOLPH BERNHARDT: Merchant; b New Wells, Mo Aug 11, 1870; s of August Ude-Marie Horst; ed Luth Parochial Sch, New Wells Mo; m Amelia Hagemeyer Apr 12, 1894 Gladstone; s August (dec), Paul, William, Elmer, Clarence (dec), Norman; d Clara (Mrs Clarence Phillipi), Ida (Mrs Irvin Krueger), Alice (Mrs Elmer Lassahn); came to Neb 1889, settled at Gladstone; 1889-99 emp in farm work, also indep farmer, Jefferson Co; 1899-1907 emp by brother in store, Gladstone; 1907- ptr of Mr Beckler & Mrs Nieman in merc bus, Deshler; past mbr sch bd 9 years; past mbr village bd; past dir Farmers & Mchts Bank, Deshler; Fedn of Neb Retailers; Comm Club; St Peter's Luth Ch, ofcr several years: Rep; hobbies, reading, travel; res Deshler.

   VAN CLEEF, GEORGE DEWEY: Banker; b Hubbell, Neb Aug 2, 1898; s of George Clark Van Cleef-Margaret Elizabeth Brolliar; ed Hubbell HS; Fairbury Bus Coll; m Willa Alerta Holly Aug 6, 1924 Narka Kas; d Bonnie June; 1916-20 bkkpr in Harbine Bank, Fairbury; 1920-31 asst cash Farmers & Mchts State Bank, Hubbell; 1931-33 asst cash, Hubbell Bank; 1933- secy-treas Chester Co-op Credit Assn, Chester; chmn town bd of trustees 1937-39; past mbr sch bd; 1933- mbr Chester band; VP & dir of Assoc Credit Burs of Neb; AF&AM 298; Meth Ch; Rep; hobbies, choir & band work, music; off Chester Co-op Credit Assn; res Chester.

   WALKER, ROBERT BURDETTE: Banker; b Ong, Neb Nov 21, 1900; s of John Oliver Walker-Mary E Jennings; ed Davenport HS; m Lela B Mills Sept 3, 1930 Hastings; s Robert Lee; 1918-29 emp by Jennings State Bank, Davenport; 1929- cash Citizens State Bank, Carleton; chmn village bd; AF&AM, Davenport; Scot Rite, Tehama Shrine, Hastings; Meth Ch; Indep; hobbies, travel, hunting; off Citizens State Bank; res Carleton.



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   WALKER, ROBERT STEPHEN: Oil Dealer & Merchant; b Thayer Co, Neb Mar 21, 1887; s of Stephen Robert Walker-Mary E Miller; ed Chester HS; Grand Island Bus Coll 1904; m Rosa Alma Slagle Dec 22, 1909 Chester; s Robert Allen, John Hiram, Darrell E; 1904-06 emp in off of UP RR, Grand Island; 1906-07 farmed in Thayer Co; 1907-09 farmer in Scotts Bluff Co; 1909-11 RFD carrier, Scottsbluff; 1911-20 mechanic & steam engineer for Great Western Sugar Co, Scottsbluff; 1920-37 farmed in Thayer Co; 1937- owner & opr service station & groc store, Hubbell; past mbr rural sch bds 17 years; mbr town coun; Comml Club; IOOF 94, past noble grand; Chris Ch, Chester; Dem, past pct committeeman; hobby, mechanics; res Hubbell.

   WARNKE, DANIEL FRANK: Farmer; b Fillmore Co, Neb May 10, 1886; s of Fred Warnke-Reka Teadt; ed Ohiowa HS 1905; Neb Wes; m Evangeline Helen Woltemath Sept 4, 1912 Belvidere; d Marlys Helen (dec); 1906-07 emp at Broken Bow State Bank; 1907-08 tchr County-Line Sch, Thayer & Fillmore Cos; 1908-12 emp by Home Bank, Ohiowa; 1912-16 credit mgr, later treas W C Shinn Mfg Co, Lincoln; 1917- farmer near Belvidere; dir Belvidere Co-op Credit Assn, past secy; pres Belvidere ARC; treas Belvidere Cemetery Assn, Congl Ch, bd mbr, several years pres of bd; Rep; hobby, reading; res Belvidege.

   WARNKE, MRS EVANGELINE HELEN: Homemaker; b Gilead, Neb June 11, 1889; d of Charles W Woltemath-Ida E Pratt; ed Hebron HS 1906; Bellevue Coll, BA 1910, also grad of music; grad work Uni Sch of Music, Lincoln, 1916; m Daniel Frank Warnke Sept 4, 1912 Belvidere; d Marlys Helen (dec); while attending Bellevue Coll music tchr in South Omaha & Bellevue; 1910-12 HS prin & music tchr, Ohiowa; 1912- homemaker; 1913-15 substitute tchr, Lincoln; 1917 with husband moved to farm near Belvidere; 1917-18 grammar sch tchr, Belvidere; 1918-28 prin Belvidere HS; 1928- substitute tchr, Belvidere; group chmn Belvidere & Thayer Co Extn Clubs; Womens Club, past pres & past secy; NFWC, VP & pres of Thayer Co, 4th dist music chmn 2 years: Congl Ch, past pres ladies aid, aid advisor, org & conducts jr choir; Rep; hobbies, music, poultry; res Belvidere.

   WEARIN, WILLIAM HENRY: Retired; b Hastings, Ia Mar 6, 1868; s of Otha Wearin-Martha Jane Wortman; ed Mills Co Ia; bus coll, Shenandoah Ia; m Clara Dyson Apr 14, 1897 Malvern Ia; d Edna H (Mrs Vern C Armstrong); m Cora E Woodrows Oct 18, 1904 Council Bluffs Is; prior to 1892 with father on farm; 1892-1912 farmer, Thayer Co; 1912- ret; Dem; hobby, horses; father rode horseback to Thayer Co to purchase land 1870; res Carleton.

   WEISS, WALTER CLAYTON: Attorney; b Hebron, Neb Feb 20, 1889; s of Matthew Henry Weiss-Catherine Sassenrath; ed Hebron HS 1907; U of N, BA 1911, LLB 1914; Delta Upsilon; 1914-27 with father in law off, Hebron; 1927- priv law prac, Hebron; 1923-31 Thayer Co atty; Hebron city atty; atty for RI RR; during World War ent US army Aug 27, 1917, Fort Snelling Minn, disch capt of inf, Washington D C Oct 15, 1920; Amer Leg 180; Hebron Civic Club; 7th Judicial Dist & Neb St Bar Assns; KC; Sacred Heart Cath Ch; Dem; hobby, reading; father came from Wis to Hebron 1879, prac law until death in 1927; mother came from Wis to Hebron 1879; res 535 N 4th, Hebron.

   WELTNER, KARL FRANZ: Educator & Clergyman: b Greene, Ia Sept 27, 1891; s of Conrad Weltner-Dorothea Lehmann; ed St Johns Luth Parochial Sch, Butler Co Ia; Brushy Mound Sch, Butler Co Ia; Wartburg Coll, Clinton Ia, BA 1911; Wartburg Seminary, Dubuque Ia, candidate of theology 1914; U of N, MA 1925; 1929, 1931 & 1932 att summer sessions U of Ia; m Frieda Kehe Sept 12, 1934 Waverly Ia; 1914-21 pastor St Pauls Luth Ch, Sugar City Colo; 1921-24 pres Martin Luther Acad, Sterling; 1925-26 pastor St Johns Luth Ch, Athol Kas; 1926-33 professor of Bible & German, Wartburg Normal Coll, Waverly Ia; 1934-38 pastor First Luth Ch, Maquoketa Ia; 1938- pres Hebron Jr Coll & Acad; NSTA; Hebron Civic Club; Amer Luth Ch; hobby, reading; off Hebron Coll; res 239 Academy Ave, Hebron.

   WERNER, GEORGE ERNEST: Water & Light Commissioner; b Deshler, Neb Jan 4, 1888; s of John Werner-Marie Duehren; ed Concordia Coll, Seward; Grand Island Bus Coll; m Marie Hansel Nov 30, 1911 Deshler; s Victor Virgil; d Helen Mae; 1908-09 tchr in Luth Parochial Sch, Garland; 1909-10 emp by brother Richard on farm, Deshler; 1911-16 indep farmer; 1917-20 mgr Deshler Coffee Co; 1920-37 mgr Farmers Union Coop Creamery; 1937- mgr municipal light plant, also city water & light commr; 1918-24 city treas; 1924-30 mayor; 1930-32 mbr village coun; 1934- city clk; Lions; Comml Club; St Peters Luth Ch, chmn of congregation; Dem, vice-chmn Thayer Co Central Com; hobby, reading; res Deshler.

   WICKS, WARREN ROSECRANS: Agricultural Extension Agent; b Ripon, Wis Jan 18, 1882; s of John C Wicks-Clarissa Jane Chapin; ed Sioux Falls S D Acad; Northwest State Tchrs Coll, Moorhead Minn, BSc 1915; Drake U, Des Moines Ia; Owls; m Maude Shepard Burr Aug 8, 1915 Academy S D; s Benjamin Warren, Emerson Dean; d Clarissa Maude, Erma Grace; 1918-19 Redwillow Co agrl agt, McCook; 1919-27 Furnas Co agrl agt; 1927- Thayer Co agrl agt; past mbr & past pres Hebron sch bd; secy Mid-west Turkey Growers Assn since orgn 1931; Thayer Co Soil Moisture Saving Assn; Rural Electrification Administration, past secy; chmn advisory com of FSA: supt 4-H Club work, Thayer Co Agrl Soc; during World War chmn Assoc War Charities, McCook; Hebron Civic Club, chmn agrl com; Neb Assn of Co Agrl Agents, past pres; AF&AM 43; Presby Ch; hobbies, travel, genealogy; off Courthouse; res 741 Lincoln Ave, Hebron.

   WILCOX, MRS PET H: Homemaker; b New Castle, Ind Mar 24, 1865; d of Iverson Hiatt-Lydia Whitelock; ed Republic Co Kas; Holton Kas Coll; m Dr Fred Wilcox Oct 20, 1886 Ida Kas (dec 1923); sch tchr 3 years, Republic Co Kas; 1907-15 bd mbr Neb Industrial Home for Girls at Milford; ch mbr & past VP Womans Club; NFWC, past chmn child welfare & law observance com of dist 3, pres Thayer Co Fedn; Presby Ch, org ladies aid soc & pres 9 years, SS supt 3 years, SS tchr several years; pres of Meth-Presby Home Missionary Soc, Hubbell; Rep; hobbies, clippings, poems; res Hubbell.

   WILLARD, BERT CONNOR: Grain Elevator Operator; b Belvidere, Neb Jan 3, 1875; s of John Loren Willard-Lois Callif; ed Thayer & Jefferson Cos; m Orpha Frances Blairdell June 10, 1898 Belvidere; s Russell Bert; d Fern Orpha (Mrs Dale Wills); 1887-97 emp by various farmers as farm hand in Jefferson & Thayer Cos; 1898-1905 emp by CB&Q RR, Belvidere; 1905-10 with A J Martin oprd threshing rig, later oprd steam engines in Thayer Co; 1910-15 emp by J A Yost Lbr Co, Belvidere: 1915- opr elevator at Belvidere for Shannon Grain Co of Kansas City Mo; past mbr town bd 12 years; IOOF 295; Chris Ch; Rep; hobbies, hunting, fishing; res Belvidere.

   WILLERT, EVERETT WILSON: Superintendent of Schools; b Tekamah, Neb May 8, 1906; s of Menno D Willert-Helen May Wilson; ed Tekamah HS 1924; Midland Coll, BA 1927; CSTC; U of N; Blue Key; m Blanche Lapcheska Oct 1, 1938 Scandia Kas; step d Sharon Vey; 1927-28 HS prin & coach, Carleton; 1928-29 supt of schs, Surprise; 1929-34 supt of schs, Lewellen; 1934- supt of schs, Bruning; NSTA; United Luth Ch, Tekamah; hobby, stock raising; res Bruning.

   WILLIAMS, FRANK BENJAMIN: Well Driller; b London Mills, Ill July 5, 1885; s of John Williams-Carrie E Cole; ed Menard Co Ill; m Birdie E Williams July 11, 1906 Petersburg Ill; s Lyle, Lawrence, Forrest (dec 1924); d Florence, Erma Jene; 1898-1907 emp in coal mine, Athens Ill; 1907-09 farmed near Ada Minn; 1909-20 emp in water service dept, StJ&GI RR; 1920- in well drilling, pump, windmill, heating & plumbing bus, Belvidere; Belvidere Civic Club; Neb Well Drillers Assn; Lincoln C of C; past mbr IOOF 14 years; Chris Ch; hobby, saving samples from every well he drills; res Belvidere.

   WILLMORE, TILFORD ALBERT: Real Estate, Loan & Insurance Dealer; b Clinton, Ill Nov 18, 1869; s of Charles Willmore-Sarah J Wright; ed Hebron HS; m Maude Woodward Sept 14, 1893 Clinton Ill; d Zelma (Mrs Mervin Bedford), Velma (Mrs A L Biehn); 1892-93 in off of Thayer Co clk; 1894-1906 tchr in rural schs, Thayer Co, farmed during summer mos; 1906-15 in real est bus, Hebron; 1915-23 P M, Hebron; 1923- in real est, loan & ins bus; owner & opr 830 A of land in Thayer Co; Neb Real Est Assn; past pres Comml Club; Chris Ch; Dem, attended natl convs at Kansas City Mo 1900, Denver Colo 1908, St Louis Mo 1916, del in 1932 to conv at Chicago; hobbies, traveling, politics, has attended every Dem state conv past 25 years; off Thayer Co Bank Bldg; res 945 Union Ave, Hebron.

   WITTENBERGER, HERBERT BENJAMIN: Pharmacist; b Alexandria, Neb Dec 31, 1889; s of Joseph Wittenberger-Elizabeth Stark; ed Alex-


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andria HS; Fremont Coll of Pharm, Fremont 1911; m Mary Bell Walker Sept 1, 1912 Carleton; s Herbert Walker, John Alfred, Gerald Stark; d Helen Beth, Marjorie Faye, Elizabeth Ellen; 1908-10 appr in E J Kelso Pharm, Carleton; 1911-12 pharm in Ben L Terry Pharm, Alexandria; 1912- owner & opr Carleton Drug Store, Carleton; mbr village bd several years, now clk; AF&AM 199; Meth Ch, active in SS work; Rep; hobbies, cabinet work, inlay work; off Carleton Drug Co; res Carleton.

   WOODARD, ERNEST FRANKLIN: Farmer & Stockman; b Edgar, Neb May 21, 1887; s of Franklin David Woodard-Rebecca Turner; ed Edgar HS; U of N Sch of Agr, Lincoln; m Beulah Ethel Olmstead Dec 4, 1917 Lincoln; s Francis; prior to 1917 with father on farm; 1917- indep farmer near Chester; 1934- Thayer Co commr; with U of N extn dept has experimented with fertilizers & new varieties of crops including sorghums, corn hybrids, etc; pioneer of sorghum crops in Thayer Co; pres Chester Co-op Credit Assn; org & 1st pres Thayer Co Farm Bur; Neb Assn of Co Commrs, Co Clks, Co Registers of Deeds & Co Highway Commrs; AF&AM 298, past master, past secy; OES, past worthy patron;Meth Ch; Rep, past secy Thayer Co Central Com; hobbies, experimenting with new farm crops, sports; res RFD 1, Chester.

   YOUNG, ROY A: Abstracter; b Hebron, Neb Apr 29, 1884; s of Byron F Young-Mary E Armstrong; ed Hebron HS 1903; m Florence Squires May 27, 1908 Hebron; 1903-15 carp, Hebron; 1915-19 Thayer Co clk; 1919-23 mgr Hays & Hogrefe Lbr Yard, Hebron; 1923-25 clk to Thayer Co assessor; 1925- opr Wilson Abstract Co; 1919- city clk; past mbr city coun 2 terms; AF&AM 43; Presby Ch; Rep; hobby, woodcraft; off Wilson Abstract Co; res Hebron.






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