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



Who's Who

s Elmer G, Clifford V, Donald J; d Esther (Mrs Frank Mockler), Mabel (Mrs Noble Buell), Viola (Mrs Norman Hoff); 1895-99, 1901-05 worked on farm in Dodge Co; 1905- Wisner farmer & raiser purebred Poland China hogs; 1905-19 cattle & hog feeder; producer of certified & bybrid corn & sorghums; past dir Farmers Union Store, Wisner; mbr sch bd 21 years; Farmers Union; Farm Bur; Neb Hybrid Seed Corn Producers Assn, pres; past mbr Cuming Co Fair bd 3 years; past pres Cuming Co Rural Electrification Administration, dir; AAA past mbr Cuming Co bd; past dir Comm Club past dir Neb Fedn of Co Taxpayers Leagues; AF&AM; OES; Congl Ch, deacon, past trustee; hobbies, work with hybrid pop corn & sorghums, res Wisner.

   HILL, NEWTON JOSEPH: Railway Station Agent; b Oshkosh, Wis Jan 29, 1878; s of Joseph Hill-Amelia Lepard; ed West Point HS; m Elsie Schreiber June, 1922 West Point; s Vernon, Newton; came to Neb 1883; 1896-98 learned teleg, West Point, opr at several points on C&NW line in eastern Neb; 1898-1906 station agt, Lindsay & Dodge; 1906- station agt, Wisner; 16 years dir First Nall Bank, pres since 1939; 1934- pres bd of edn; mbr city coun 6 years; AF&AM, treas & past master; ORT; Congl Ch, chmn bd of trustees; Rep; hobby, golf; father merchant many years at West Point; res Wisner.

   HOLLOWAY, JOY D: Confectioner; b Thurman, Ia May 15, 1897; s of J W Holloway-Emma Surface; ed Thurman Ia HS 1917; Boyles Bus Coll, Omaha 1918; m Hazel Cloyde, 1923 Sidney Ia; d Beverly Joyce; 1918-21 with First Natl Bank of Omaha; 1921-23 owner & opr confectionery, Thurman Ia; 1923-26 owner & opr gen store Thurman Ia; 1926- owner & opr Holloway Confectionery, West Point; during World War, in USN on USS Susquehanna 4 years, disch Sept 30, 1921; Amer Leg, past adjt past comm; Amer Leg Jr Baseball Club; Lions; Congl Ch; Dem; hobby, coin collecting; off 142 S Main; res West Point.

Farmer; b Davenport, Ia Dec 19, 1896; s of Peter Horst-Minnie Thiel; ed Cuming Co; m Myrtle Stubbs June, 1909 Wayne; s Morris Peter; d Marjorie June; 1907- farmer near Wisner, also cattle feeder & hog raiser; mbr twp bd 16 years; mbr sch bd 14 years; mbr Cuming Co Fair bd 6 years; Farmers Union; German Luth Ch; Rep; past mbr Cuming Co Central Com many years, now Indep; res Wisner.

   HORST, JOHN H: Farmer; b Davenport, Ia, Oct 16, 1885; s of Peter Horst-Minnie Thiel; ed Wayne Co Ia; Cuming Co; m Eliza Ball March, 1910 Wisner; s Norman, Clarence, Leonard; d Margaret (Mrs Ervin Paulson), Evelyn (Mrs Steve Becher); 1910- farmer near Wisner, now with son Norman; past mbr sch bd 20 years; Congl Ch; Rep; res Wisner.

   HUMPHREYS, HAROLD HAMEN: Editor & Publisher; b Ainsworth, Neb June 17, 1885; s of E E Humphreys-Julia Hamilton; ed Hay Springs HS; PSTC, BA 1914; m LaVerne Galbraith Dee 25, 1917 Lincoln; s Dean Harrison; d Arline V, Maxine P, Corrine M; 1912-24 supt of schs at various points in Neb, major portion of time at Spencer & Springfield; 1924- editor & publisher Wisner News-Chronicle; NPA; Meth Ch; Rep; hobbies, music, editorial "ragtime"; res Wisner.

   HICKMAN, LEO ENGELBERT VICTOR: Auto Dealer; b Humphrey, Neb Sept 18, 1894; s of Henry Bernard Ickman-Rosa Dauphin; ed West Point HS; U of N 1912-14; 1914 ptr in firm of Kerkow & Ickman, Chevrolet sales & service; Amer Leg; 40 & 8; Rep, past mbr Cuming Co Central Coin; AF&AM; hobby, fishing; res West Point.

   KAUP, JOSEPH FREDRICK: Produce Dealer; b Cuming Co, Neb Oct 16, 1868; s of Fredrick Kaup-Gertrude Knievel; ed West Point HS 1888; m Bertha Grovijohn Oct 22, 1889 CumIng Co (dec); s Fredrick J, William C; d Ella, Lena (Mrs Henry Buerman), foster d Pauline, (Mrs Harvey Ellis); 1888-1902 owner & opr impl bus, West Point; 1902-06 Cuming Co clk; 1906-10 owner & opr creamery, West Point; 1910-18 indep farmer, Cuming Co; 1918-34 opr Bakers Products route in Cuming Co; 1934- with son William in produce bus at West Point; mbr city coun 1892-1912; mbr vol fire dept 22 years; MWA; Cath Ch; hobby, travel; off 101 S Mill; res West Point.

   KELLER, WILLIAM: Retired; b Renonn, Germany Mar 16, 1867; s of Henry Keller-Johanna Euwens; ed Germany; m Dorothy Van Ackeren May 22, 1900 Humphrey; s John H, Charles E (dec); d Ann (Mrs Richard Johnson), Veronica (Mrs Bill Kisling), Margaret (Mrs O L Farley), Clara (Mrs Tom Welding) (dec), Helen L, Betty J, Maryann D (Mrs Lester Sellentin), Josephine G, Florence B; 1881-87 worked on father's farm; 1888-89 indep farmer, Pierce Co; 1889-98 farmed with ptr, Cuming Co; 1898-1930 farmer in Cuming Co, owner 500 A; 1930- ret; Neb St Bank, chmn bd of trustees, chmn adjustment com; past dir sch dists 5 & 74; past mbr Imp bd; past bd mbr Cuming Co Fair; KC; Cath Ch; Dem; res West Point.

   KERL, MARTIN E: Hardware Dealer; b Omaha, Neb Nov 10, 1866; s of John Kerl-Caroline Pleffer; ed Burt Co; m Frances Erhardt 1887 West Point; s Walter A, Karl K; d Eva (dec); 1884-89 indep farmer Burt Co; 1889-98 owned & opr various bus ints in West Point; 1898-1908 owner West Point Bottling Works; May 1908- owner & opr Kerl Hdw Store; Hdw Mutual Ins Co, dir many years; Cuming Co comml term; mbr village coun 6 years; mayor West Point 1915; mbr sch bd 15 years; past chief vol fire dept; pres Mount Hope Cemetery Assn 12 years; Neb Retail Hdw Assn; AF&AM, KT, Sesostris Shrine, 32o; Sons of Herman, past treas; Izaak Walton, past pres; St Pauls Luth Ch; Rep; hobbies, hunting, fishing; off Kerl Hdw Store; res 500 S Niphon, West Point.

   KIEFER, JOHN JACOB: Physician & Surgeon; b Independence, Ia, Feb 27, 1869; s of George Kiefer-Amanda Crounse; ed Buchanan Co Ia; Tilford Acad, Vincent Ia 1890; U of Ia 1892-94; Coll of Phys & Surgs; St Louis, MD 1897; m Georgia Young Dec 1898 Genoa; s Earl R, Ralph E; m Carrie Malchow Oct 1929 West Point; 1897-98 prac med, St Louis Mo; 1899-1919 prac med, Bancrofi; 1920-29 prac med, West Point; 1929- with Drs Anderson, Kotler & Carey opr West Point Clinic estab 1929; past Cuming Co phys; mayor 1904-08; past mbr Bancroft sch bd 2 years; Madison-Six Co Med Soc; Neb St & AMA; life mbr Cuming Co Fair bd; Comm Club; Lions; Izaak Walton; AF&AM; past master KT; Sesostris Shrine, life mbr; Congl Ch; Dem; hobbies, golf, sports; off 129 N Main; res 306 N Main, West Point.

   KING, IDA BRUNER: Homemaker; b Douglas Co, Neb Oct 12, 1861; d of Uriah Bruner-Amalia Brobst; ed West Point; m John Johnson King Mar 15, 1881 Dodge Co; s Benjamin Renelm (dec); sch tchr in 1880 at West Point; 1881- homemaker; DAR, historian; past secy Cuming Co Hist Soc, ch mbr; Grace Luth Ch, SS supt many years, secy of missionary soc, past pres of ladies aid, past SS tchr; Rep; hobbies, house plants & flowers; father settied near Omaha 1856, 1870 moved to West Point & oprd groc several years; with Mr Neligh & Mr Kipp org first bank at West Point, also first grist mill; brother the late Lawrence Bruner formerly of U of N was one of outstanding men in entomology in US; brothers Edgar & Hudson Bruner planted one of first pine groves for the govt in Holt Co, also owned one of first tree claims in Neb; Mr King came to Neb in late 70's & was supt of the first creamery in Neb; res 420 E Washington, West Point.

   KOEPPING, JOSEPH: lee Cream Manufacturer; b West Point, Ia June 22, 1878; s of Ferdinand Koepping-Margaret Clemens; ed West Point Ia; U of Wis 1899-1900; m Anna Rose Soppe May 4, 1909 St Paul Ia; 1900-11, technician dairy & creamery industry station at Alton, Burlington, Breda & Afton Ia; 1911-12 with West Point Butter & Creamery Co; 1912- owner & mgr of West Point lee Cream Co; pres Neb Ice Cream Mfrs Assn, dir past 6 years; Comm Club, ch mgr, dir since 1922, twice pres, twice VP, secy 7 years, only mbr to serve on bd since orgn; treas BSA troop coin, also area treas; KC, past grand knight, dep grand knight several terms, past trustee; during World War, mbr HG; Cath Ch, lay chmn for West Point dist of bishops confraternity of the laity; Dem; hobbies, comm work, reading; off West Point Ice Cream Co; res West Point.

   KOERBER, JOHN RAYMOND: Feed Dealer; b Norfolk, Neb July 16, 1891; s of Fredrick W Koerber-Anna Dugan; ed Franciscan Sch, Spalding; m Florence Thompson Sept 17, 1924 Wisner; s Thomas J; 1907-11 in teleg dept, C&NW RR at various points; 1911-15 brakeman C&NW RR; 1915-18, 1919-22 with father in confectionery & restaurant bus at Wisner; 1923-29 central div safety dir for Western Union Teleg Co in Omaha; 1929-37 with father in feed bus, Wisner; 1937- opr feed bus; during


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World War May 1918 to July 1919 with Co C 61st RR engrs 2 mos, then assigned to Co C 58th transportation corps 5 mos, tsfrd to AEF entertainment section until disch, 10 mos O/S; Amer Leg, service ofcr; Comml Club; Golf Club; St Josephs Cath Ch; Dem; hobbles, golf, sports; father was emp, in teleg dept C&NW RR 34 years; res Wisner.

   KOLLMORGEN, KARL J0HN: County Clerk & Recorder; b Kandiyohi Co, Minn Nov 1, 1874; s of Karl H Kollmorgen-Johanna Buckendorf; ed Kandiyohi Co Minn; Minneapolis Minn; Concordia Tchrs Coll, Chicago; U of N & U of Minn summer courses; m Dorothea Bendin Aug 2, 1902 Carver Co Minn; s Arthur, Theodore, Walter, Herbert, Martin, Kurt; d Johanna, Esther, Dorothy (Mrs Henry Canarsky), Julia (Mrs Earl Reppert Jr), Laura; 1896 Cuming Co sch tchr; 1896-1926 prin Zion Luth parochial sch, near Bancroft; 1926- Cuming Co clk & recorder, has modernized entire bookkeeping system; Neb Assn of Co Commrs, Co Clks, Co Registers of Deeds & Co Highway Commrs; Comm Club; organist & choir leader Zion Luth Ch 30 years; Rep; office Courthouse; res West Point.

   KORB, CLARA M'LAUGHLIN: Homemaker; b Carrollton, O Oct 17, 1868; d of Milton McLaughlin-Luella Kennedy; ed Wisner HS 1885, 1st graduating class in Cuming Co; m George Korb Oct 17, 1889 West Point; foster s Charles R; emp by father until marriage; 1889- homemaker; PEO; Tuesday Club, ch mbr; Cuming Co Hist Soc; Congl Ch, past SS supt, choir mbr 50 years; hobbies, music, reading; parents came to West Point in 1874; Mr. Korb was mcht many years, mbr sch bd 2 terms & mbr city coun several years; res 215 S Lincoln, West Point.

   KOTLAR, FRANK JOHN: Physician; b Columbus, Neb Jan 19, 1884; s of John Kotlar-Josephine Skorupa; ed Columbus HS 1904; U of N 1908-12; U of Omaha, MD 1914; grad work at U of Vienna & in Prague, Berlin & London 1923-24; Phi Rho Sigma; m Lillian M Koch July 12, 1916 West Point; interne Douglas Co Hosp, also at la Meth Hosp in Des Moines; 1914-18 prac med, Torrington Wyo; 1918-22 prac med in West Point; 1929- in West Point Clinic org 1929; eye, ear, nose & throat specialist with Drs Kieffer, Anderson & Carey; Comm Club, past pres; Six Co Med See; Neb St & AMA; Izaak Walton; hobby, travel; res West Point.

   KOUDELE, JOHN GEORGE: Assistant Cashier; b West Point, Neb Jan 29, 1905; s of Wenzel Koudele-Josephine Simanek; ed Guardian Angel HS, West Point 1918-22; Creighton U, BSc 1926, grad work 1926-28; m Gladys Low July 3, 1937 West Point; 1926-28 with Livestock Natl Bank of South Omaha; 1928- asst cash First Natl Bank at West Point; Lions, past pres; Golf Club; KC; Cath Ch; Rep; hobbies, golf, hunting; res E David, West Point.

   KRUSE, ROBERT ERNEST: Clergyman; b Arlington, Neb Apr 17, 1897; s of Henry Kruse-Marie Hokamp; ed Arlington HS; St John's Coll, Winfield, Kas, BA 1917; Concordia Seminary, St Louis Mo; m Magdalene Wolter Aug 28, 1921 Arlington (dec); s Eugene Henry George, Donald Robert, Allen Jerome; d Sharon Marie; m Laura Beckman Feb 13, 1937 Omaha; 1921-22 pastor, Clarendon, Tex; 1922- pastor St John's Luth Ch, Pender; 1938 del to international conv of Mo synod of Lutheran Chs, St Louis Mo; 1936 chmn Cuming Co Conf of Pastors; 1937- chmn NE Neb Pastoral Conf; Dem; hobby, golf; father farmed in Arlington 30 years; res Pender.

   LEISY, ARTHUR BAEHR: Garage Owner; b Cuming Co, Neb Feb 26, 1904; s of Arthur Leisy-Lydia Baehr; ed Wisner HS; Bethel Coll, Newton, Kas 1923-25; WSTC 1925-26, also two summer sessions; Mont St U, Missoula Mont summer 1928; m Mary Hazel Pyche June 1, 1928 West Point; s Richard Lee; d Mary Jean; 1926-28 tchr & athletic coach, Beemer HS; 1928- owner & mgr Leisy Garage in West Point, Chrysler-Plymouth dIrs; Young Mens Civic Club; Indep; hobbles, aeronautics, sports; grandfather came to Cuming Co in late 1870's, farmer & stockfeeder; off 238 N Main; res West Point.

   LEUTHAUSER, AUGUST JOHN: Banker; b Stanton, Neb Feb 4, 1878; of August Leuthauser-Meta Damman; ed Cedar Bluffs public & parochial schs; Luth Theological Seminary, Milwaukee Wis 1896-98; m Martha E Piper Dec 8, 1902 Wisner; s Norman A; d Agatha M (Mrs Max Nelson), Edna H (Mrs Carl Wendorf), Olive M; 1898-1902 tchr in parochial schs in Cedar Bluffs & Wisner; 1902-08 farmer near Wisner; 1908-28 asst cash First Natl Bank; 1928- cashier & active exec ofcr; several terms mbr Beemer bd of edn; (dir & VP) Neb St & Amer Bankers Assns; Cuming Co Agri Soc; Lions Past secy 3 terms, past pres 2 terms; secy St Johns Evangelical Luth Ch 21 Years; Dem; hobby, golf; off First Natl Bank; res Beemer.

   LUTHER, EDWARD A: Cattle Feeder & Auctioneer; b Cuming Co, Neb Oct 12, 1903; s of George G Luther-Hattie Beutow; ed Cuming Co; WSTC; m Anna Gralheer Mar 3, 1924 Cuming Co; 1918-23 mgr farm in Cuming Co; 1923-26 ptr of father, farmer & cattle feeder; 1926 pur father's int in livestock & farm equipment; 1927 raised 1400 pigs; 1930- auctioneer; 1934 agt for Equitable Life Ins Co; 1935-88 Ford dlr, 1936 given honorable mention by Ford Motor Co for outstanding bus during year; Luth Ch; Rep; hobby, sports; res Wisner.

   MAACK, LOUIS EMIL: Farmer; b Cuming Co, Neb Oct 1, 1881; s of Nickolas Maack-Lena Jurgensen; ed Cuming Co; m Elsie Schroder Feb 8, 1913 Parker S D; s Norris, Donald; d Lotus, Carol, Marillyn; 1895-1908 farmed with father on home Place; 1908- Indep farm opr; dir & past treas dist 47 sch bd; Farmers Union; IOOF, past noble grand; MWA; Lutheran Brotherhood; Grace Luth Ch bd mbr 13 years; hobbies, fishing, hunting, travel; parents came from Germany & settled in Cuming Co on homestead, father held first chattel mortgage ever recorded in Cuming Co; res West Point.

   McDONALD, HOMER ARTHUR: County Judge; b Westchester, Ia Sept 23, 1875; s of George McDonald-Katherine Crawford; ed Lohrville Ia HS; m Bessie McColl June 1900 Churdan Ia (dec); m Mamie E Dudley June 1911, Sioux City Ia; d Roberta D (Mrs Eugene M Woods); 1899-1900 tchr Calhoun Co Ia; 1901-06 with Prudential Life Ins Co, Des Moines Ia; 1907-08 backer of traveling show troupe in successful campaign through Ia & Ill; 1908-15 with brother, E A in farming & stock raising near Wisner; 1915-16 painter & paperhanger; 1916-18 with Wessel & Shartow Hdw Co; 1918-25 janitor Wisner HS; 1925- Cuming Co judge; Comm Club; Izaak Walton; AF&AM; Chris Sci Ch; Rep; hobby, golf; off Courthouse; res West Point.

   McGILL, PATRICK: Farmer; b McHenry, Ill May 1869; s of John MeGill-Mary Keith; ed Cuming Co; m Nora Kane Jan 11, 1893 Wisner; s Edward, Arthur, John (dec), Patrick Jr; d Mary, Claire, Elizabeth; farmed with father until 1890; 1890- indep farmer; Farmers Union; Cath Ch; Dem; hobby, gardening; res Wisner.

   McGINNIS, ELMER MILLER: Pharmacist; b Norfolk, Neb May 23, 1903; s of Frank Z McGinnis-Minnie Miller; ed Norfolk HS; U of N 1921-23; Des Moines U 1923-24; Sigma Nu; m Mae Miller July 20, 1926 Battle Creek; s James, Howard; d Sally; 1924-25 in drug bus in Norfolk; 1925-28 in drug bus at Laramie & Sheridan Wyo; 1928- owner & mgr McGinnis Drug Store, Wisner; Neb Pharm Assn; AF&AM; RAM, Laramie Wyo; Congl Ch; Rep; hobbies, golf, hunting; grandparents came to Neb in 1869; father oprd hdw bus in Norfolk many years; res Wisner.

   McNAMARA, GEORGE MICHAEL: Farmer & County Supervisor; b Cuming Co, Neb July 5, 1886; s of James McNamara-Margaret Carpenter; ed Cuming Co; Christian Brothers Coll, St Joseph Mo 1901-03; m May Dugher Oct 12, 1911 Florence; s James Robert; d Kathryn Mary, Patricia Ellen; 1909-11 farmed with father near Beemer; 1911- owner & opr farm; feeder of Hereford cattle & ext raiser of hogs; 1928- Cuming Co supvr; past mbr twp bd, treas 8 years; Farmers Union; Neb Assn of Co Commrs, Co, Clks, Co Registers of Deeds & Co Highway Commrs; Cath Ch; Dem; father (dec) pur land near Beemer in 1869, was farmer & stock feeder; res Beemer.

   McPHERSON, DONALD SMITH: Pharmacist; b Craig, Neb Sept 22, 1902; s of John McPherson-Alice Smith; ed Neb; Saskatchewan, Canada; Wahoo, HS; Creighton U 1921-22; U of N, PhC 1924; m Leona E Crawford June 13, 1926 Bancroft; d Betty Jean (dec), Beverly Mae, Bonnie Joy, Alice Ann; 1924-27 pharm with Omaha drug firm; 1927-31 with R L Crawford Drug Co, Bancroft; 1981-33 opr drug store, Rosalie; 1933-35 with AAA, Cuming Co; 1935- owner & mgr McPherson Pharm, West Point; 1917 held permit from Canadian govt to opr drug store during war at Luseland, Saskatchewan; Comm Club, secy, dir 3 years; AF&AM, secy, past master; Presby



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Ch; paternal grandparents native Scots who came to Ontario, then to Ill, later to Neb; res West Point.

   MEESKE, FREDRICK CARL HENRY: Clothier; b Tobias, Neb Dec 21, 1882; s of S Meeske-Charlotte Kreuger; ed Saline & Cuming Cos; m Wilhelmina Meier Oct 18, 1905 West Point; s Fredrick Lloyd, John Meier; 1895-1900 with Kriegsman & Frahm Gen Store, Blue Hill; 1900-05 with W Drucker & Co Gen Store, Beemer; 1905- with John Meier Store at West Point, 1907 store reorg & became Meier Clothing Co, one of oldest clothing stores in Neb, estab 1873; mayor West Point; past pres & mbr lib bd; Comm Club, past pres 2 terms; Izaak Walton, pres; St Paul's Luth Ch, bd mbr 18 years, treas 20 years; hobbies, golf, travel; res 521 N Lincoln, West Point.

   MELCHER, ALEX LAURENCE: Garage Owner; b Wisner, Neb Oct 15, 1880; s of John Ernest Melcher-Martha Miller; ed Wisner HS 1896; U of N 1901; m Kathrine V Ryan Nov 1, 1905 Wisner; d Myrtlemae (Mrs H D Larsen); 1901-20 in firm of J E Melcher & Son, well drilling, plumbing, heating, Wisner; 1916- owner Buick Garage; chmn city coun 25 years; vol fire dept, oldest chief in point of service in state; Comm Club, dir; IOOF, past mbr; Cath Ch; Dem; hobby, fishing; res Wisner.

   MELCHER, JOHN ERNEST: Retired; b Dodge Co, Wis Oct 4, 1850; s of John Melcher-Jana Staen; ed Dodge Co; m Martha Miller Aug 22, 1879 Wisner; s Alex L, Edward E, Arthur; d Clara V (Mrs Curtis Little), Sylvia (Mrs Willard Cary); 1865-78 worked for father on farm, Cuming Co; 1878-82 with Melcher Brothers Hdw & Farm Impls Wisner; 1882-1918 in Melcher Well Bus, 1918- ret; owner 3 patents; mower cutter bar, grass mower, ejector for taking gravel out of ground; Melcher system of drilling wells now used all over U S; past mbr sch bd, treas, chmn, moderator; past town bd mbr; ch mbr vol fire dept 20 years, chief 8 years; WOW, past mbr; Sons of Hermann, state treas; IOOF; Dem; res Wisner.

   MEYER, GEORGE H: Farmer; b Dodge Co, Neb July 27, 1887; s of J Herman Meyer-Eliza Broeckhus; ed Dodge Co; m Johannah Heitshusen Feb 22, 1912 Dodge Co; s Herbert H, Glen D; d Beulah M (Mrs Eugene P Link), Frances J, Gladys E (Mrs H H Dinklage), Florence A; 1900-12 helped father farm, Dodge Co; 1912- owner & opr farm, Cuming Co; past mbr sch bd 15 years; Farmers Co-op, secy-treas 14 years; Farmers Union; Christ Luth Ch; chmn of coun 9 years hobby, travel; grandfather, Gerhart Meyer, came from Germany, settled near Hooper, 3 miles from only tree in that section of country & which is still standing; Omaha was closest trading post, wheat was hauled in & supplies brought out by ox team; res Wisner.

   MEYER, MARGARET AMANDA: County Superintendent of Schools; b West Point, Neb May 25, 1910; d of Fred Meyer-Magdalene Burmester; ed West Point HS 1928; WSTC, BA 1937; Lambda Delta Lambda; Kappa Mu Epsilon; Sodales Latini, ch mbr; YWCA; 1928-35 tchr, Cuming CO; 1937-38 prin Stuart HS; 1939- Cuming Co supt of schs; Domestic Science Club, secy; YWCA; Neb Assn of Co Supts, mbr dist 3; St Paul's Luth Ch, Young Peoples Club, past pres, secy-treas of choir; hobbies, reading, baseball; off Courthouse; res 522 N Main, West Point.

   MEYER, WILLIAM JOHN: Cashier; b Thurston Co, Neb Mar 6, 1897; s of William C Meyer-Bertha Schultz; ed Pender; Fremont Normal 1914-15 in Evelyn Bucklin Aug 5, 1928 Pender; s William John Jr; Perry Lucas; 1915-18 bkkpr for Citizens Bank, Bancroft; 1919- bkkpr, asst cash & later cash, Citizens Bank; during World War, USN convoy duty, in service 13 mos; Amer Leg; 40 & 8; life mbr vol fire dept; Luth Ch; Rep; hobby, fishing; res Bancroft.

   MOODIE, ROBERT READINGER: Attorney; b West Point, Neb May 3, 1898; s of P M Moodie-Katherine Readinger; ed West Point HS; U of N 1915-20; Delta Upsilon; Phi Delta Phi; m Clara Dickerson Nov 10, 1923 Lincoln; s Robert D; d Mary Louise, Catherine Elizabeth; 1918-20 while at U of N worked as reporter on Lincoln Star; completed legal training in father's off; 1921 adm to bar; 1921- prac law with Allen G Burke at West Point & Bancroft; several terms city atty, West Point; 1923-31, 1937-38 Cuming Co atty; 1936 special asst atty gen of Neb; during World War, enl in USN 1918, SATC; Amer Leg; Lions; past dist gov of Neb 9th Judicial Dist Bar Assn; Neb St Bar Assn, past VP; Amer Bar Assn; Comml Club, past pres; AF&AM, past master 3 terms; Uni Club, Lincoln; Congl Ch; Dem; hobbies, hunting, fishing; father (dec 1929) came from Vt to West Point 1885, prac law until death; res West Point.

   NEIBURG, GUSTAVE LEANDER: Owner Sheet Metal Shop; b Eyu, Sweden Feb 27, 1867; s of Adolph Neiburg-Sophia Hawkinson; ed West Point HS; m Hulda Melander Oct 13, 1894 West Point; s Burdette Everett; d Goldia Louise, Adonera Evodia, Sylvia Lourene (Mrs Lee R Williams); 1884-1900 painter & opr paint store, West Point; 1900-07 owner & opr hdw store; 1907- owner & opr sheet metal works; mbr sch bd 3 years; KP, past chancellor; Evang Ch; hobby, checkers, has played by mail with people in all parts of this country & some foreign countries; off 400 S Main; res E Sheridan, West Point.

   NELSON, FREDRICK BROBERG: Hotel & Service Station Manager; b Viborg, Denmark June 14, 1879; s of J P Nelson-Rosina Larson; ed Platte Co; Grand Island Coll; William Jewell Coll, Liberty Mo; Philomathean; m Emily Peterson Jan 16, 1902 Platte Co; s Paul S, Gaylord Dee; d Ella (Mrs Harry Jackson), Zoda (Mrs Carl Mattison), Della (Mrs Allen Kennedy), Audrey (Mrs Duane Brown), Florence B (Mrs Harold Nellor), Hazel (Mrs Willard Hasenkamp), Helena, Mary E, Dorothy June; 1889-1902 herded cattle & emp in various vocations, Platte Co; 1902-18 indep farmer in Platte Co; 1918-18 raised purebred hogs & horses; 1918-30 in real est bus, St Edward; 1925-30 restaurant mgr; 1930- hotel mgr, Beemer; 1930-35 in real est bus; 1936- opr filling station in connection with hotel; past mbr village bd, St Edward; past mbr sch bd; Lions; Bapt Ch; Rep, past mbr Platte & Boone Co Central Coms; hobbies, travel. sports; res Beemer.

   NICHOLSON, HUGO McLERNON: Attorney; b Wisner, Neb Dee 28, 1888; .9 of William Nicholson-Grace Jacoby; ed Wisner HS; U of N, LLB 1910; Sigma Phi Epsilon; Phi Delta Phi; m Laura Wessel June 1917 Wisner; 1910 adm to Neb bar; 1911-16 Cuming Co atty; 1916- prac law at Wisner; since 1917 with Otto H Zacek in law firm; city atty; mayor 2 terms; during World War, served in U S army inf, O/S I year; Amer Leg; pres 9th Judicial Dist Bar Assn; Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; AF&AM; Dem; hobby, hunting; father came from Ireland to Cuming Co in early 1870s, was mcht in Wisner; res Wisner.

   O'NEIL, JAMES FRANCIS: Lumber Dealer; b Harvard, Neb Feb 14, 1912; s of Frank R O'Neil-Margaret Murphy; ed St Bernards Sch, Benson; Creighton Prep; Creighton U; Phi Delta; m Frances Elizabeth Donahue Oct 5, 1935 Sweetwater Tex; s Michael Thomas, Terance Anthony; learned lbr & grain bus from father; 1932-35 in chg of O'Neil Lbr & Grain Co, Fremont; 1935- mgr O'Neil Lbr & Grain Co, Beemer; Neb Lbr Mchts Assn; Neb Grain Dlrs Assn; Lions; Cath Ch; Dem; hobby, hunting; father in retail lbr & grain bus at Omaha & other Neb points 40 years; mother born in Omaha; res Beemer.

   PETERSON, ALFRED JOHN: Retired; b West Point, Neb Oct 13, 1872; s of Carl J A Peterson-Emma Peterson; ed Fremont Normal 1893; m Ida M Swanson Sept 2, 1903 Lincoln; s Verrill M; d Iona L (Mrs James Elliott); 1902-30 farmer, ext hog raiser & feeder, Cuming Co; 1930- ret; West Side Meth Ch; hobby, orchard culture; father came from Sweden, served under Gen Sherman in Civil War, homesteaded in Cuming Co 1869; res 333 S Niphon, West Point.

   PALLAS, FRANK: Farmer; b Kusky, Moravia Feb 21, 1887; s of Joe Pallas-Mary Svoboda; ed Saunders Co; m Anna Rihanek Feb 23, 1911 Omaha; s Milton Frank, William Francis, Earl David; d Vlasta (Mrs Ralph Morse), Helen Mae; 1911-14 farmed in Thurston Co; 1914-16 impl dlr, Thurston; 1917 farmer, Cuming Co; 1925-26 won first prizes on Duroc hogs at Tri-State Fair Sioux City, Ia; 1918 moderator sch dist 57; Cuming Co Farm Bur; Presby Ch, elder; Rep; hobby, raising purebred Shorthorn cattle & Duroc hogs; father (dec) farmer in Thurston Co 20 years; res Pender.

   PETERSON, ANDREW RASMUS: Confectioner; b Cambridge, Wis Nov 17, 1870; s of Cornelius Peterson-Nicolina Sophia Nelson; ed Wisner HS; m LaVanda Palmer Aug 9, 1923 Wisner; s Ross Anglus; 1882-88 worked on farms, Cuming Co; 1888-92 with Harding Creamery Co, Wisner, Wahoo, Madison, Norfolk; 1892-1901 clk in stores, Wisner; 1901- confectioner, started with capital of $1.50, bus grossed $52,000 in 1929; 1872 came by ox team with a caravan of 13 families from Wis to Neb, settled N of Wisner, only 2 of these original settlers now living; ofcl chmn of 107th birthday celebration


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of Mrs Lucindy Cline, Feb 15, 1939. recd letters of congratulation from Pres Roosevelt, VP Garner, Speaker of House W B Bankhead, Representative Karl Stefan; BPOE; Congl Ch; Rep; hobbies, sports, horse racing; res Wisner.

   PIERSON, CLARENCE ALEXANDER: Physician & Surgeon; b Minneapolis, Minn May 14, 1897; s of Nels Pierson-Caroline Bradley; ed Minot, N D HS; U of N D; Northwestern U. MD 1924; interne Ill Central Hosp & Chicago Lying-In Hosp; Sigma Nu; Phi Beta Pi; m Roberta Glynn Oct 28, 1924 Chicago; s David Clarence, Terence Alexander; d Mary Ann, Alice Jo; 1925 - owner & opr Beemer Hosp, prac med & surg; vill phys since 1925; 6 years mbr sch bd, pres; pres Madison Six-Co Med Soc; Neb St & AMA; past pres Lions; AF &AM, past master; Evangelical Luth Ch; hobbies, travel, reading; res Beemer.

   PIERSON, MRS CLARENCE ALEXANDER: Homemaker; b Lansing, Ia Jan 1, 1901; d of Robert Glynn-Josephine Trondel; ed Immaculate Conception HS, Lansing Ia; nurses training, St Francis Hosp, LaCrosse Wis; m Clarence A Pierson Oct 28, 1924 Chicago; s David Clarence, Terence Alexander; d Mary Ann, Alice Jo; 1922-24 floor supvr Michael Reese Hosp, Chicago; 1924 - homemaker, Beemer; Contract Club; OES; Meth Ch; hobby, flowers; res Beemer.

   POSPISHIL, PAUL; Retired; b Cuming Co. Neb Oct 2, 1889; s of Joseph Pospishil-Kristina Hampl; ed Cuming Co; m Mattie Yunek Jan 9, 1911 Dodge Co; s Lloyd Lubar, Lumir; farmed with father until 1911; 1911-38 farmer & hog feeder in Cuming Co; 1922-37 raiser purebred Hereford cattle; 1938- ret; dir sch bd 9 years; mbr twp bd; treas, highway supt Cuming Co bd 1933-39, 1936-39 chmn, mbr road & bridge com 1935; mbr Cuming Co Fair bd 1921-24; Dem; hobbies, fishing, hunting; res West Point.

   RAABE, RUDOLPH; Farmer; b Cuming Co, Neb Oct 4, 1887; s of Otto G Raabe-Augusta Splittgerber; ed Cuming Co; m Agnes Fullner Jan 26, 1916 Cuming Co; s Leo, Warren, Vern, Martin; d Edna; worked for father until 1916 on home place; 1916- indep farmer on grandfather's homestead; raiser of Black Angus cattle, horses & spotted Poland China hogs; still believes in horse farming, however uses tractor to plow; dir Farmers Union Livestock Sales Agcy, Omaha & Sioux City; state dir Farmers Union; Loth Ch, Luth Aid; Rep; hobbies, baseball, livestock; grandfather, Robert Raabe, homesteaded in 1864, farmed until 1881; father farmed 1881-1916; never an encumbrance on the homestead; res RFD 2, Beemer.

   REZAC, FRANK CHARLES: Retired; b Kam Zehrovice, Bohemia Mar 14, 1867; s of Antone Rezac-Anna Kemer; ed Kam Zehrovice, Bohemia; m Marie Mach Sept 22, 1913 Plasy; s Joseph, John; d Anna; 1881-87 worked in dry goods store, Kam Zehrovice, Bohemia; 1887-90 served in Austrian army in Prague, Bohemia; 1890 came to Amer; settled in West Point, window trimmer & mgr womens ready-to-wear dept Stieren, Klein & Jerman Co until 1908; 1908-39 window trimmer & mgr women's ready-to-wear dept, Jerman Baumann Co; 1939- ret after 48 1/2 years in same store; KC, past trustee, treas 20 years; Cath Ch; hobby, tinkering; res 632 N Lincoln, West Point.

   RITTER, JOSEPH A: Insurance Agent; b Alton, Ill Aug 9, 1884; s of Wilhelm H Ritter-Agnes Wuellner; ed Monterey Inland Parish, Cuming Co; Gem City Bus Coil, Quincy Ill 1909-10; m Anna M Schulte Aug 1918 (dec Mar 1919); m Evelyn A Ackerman Apr 1926 West Point; s John Thomas (dec); d Marylin E; 1892-1909 worked on father's farm in Cuming Co; 1910-12 yard man & off clk for Nye-Schneider-Fowler Grain, Lbr & Livestock Co; 1912-15 recorder in off of Cuming Co clk; 1915-27 Cuming Co dep clk; 1919-22 owner third int in RCP Hdw Co Inc West Point; 1927- owner & mgr of J A Ritter Agcy, gen ins, real est, bonds, loans & investments; financial secy of coun, KC since 1923; COF, Quincy Ill; Dem; res 343 S Niphon, West Point.

   ROBBINS, HOWARD MELL: Physician & Surgeon; b Lyons, Neb Feb 19, 1903; s of Dr James Robbins-Georgia Burke; ed Lyons HS 1921; Creighton U, MD 1927; interne St Alexis Hosp, Cleveland 0 July 1927-Jan 1930; Phi Rho Sigma; Alpha Sigma Nu; m Mildred Brenner June 14, 1930 Akron 0; s James Mcli, Richard Ray; Jan 1, 1930- prac med in West Point; past co phys 3 years; city phys 5 years; Madison Six-Co Med Soc; Neb St & AMA; Lions, past pres; Comm Club; KC; Cath Ch; hobby, travel; off & res 137 S Lincoln, West Point.

   ROBERTS, WILLIAM GLEN; Merchant; b Wisner, Neb Jan 28, 1915; s of David Roberts-Elizabeth Engelhard; ed West Point HS 1933; m Catherine Hartman Sept 19, 1935 West Point; d Rita Mae, Doria Jean; 1933- mgr Farmers Union store; Farmers Union; Comm Club; Lions; Izaak Walton; Young Mens Civic Club; German Luth Ch; hobbies, fishing, taxidermy; off Farmers Union Store; res Oakland Aye, West Point.

   ROBINSON, FREDRICK WILLARD: Manager Grain & Lumber Co; b Stanton, Neb July 25, 1887; s of James Samuel Robinson-Elizabeth Ewing; ed Stanton; Gates Coll, Neligh 1892-95; m Gusta Bilse June 27, 1902 Barneveld Wis; s Bilse James; 1892-1904 emp by E W DeWitt groc, also A H Phillips groc & furn store in Neligh; 1904-06 emp by J J Melick & Son Lbr Yard at Carroll; 1906-08 with Bagley Renard Lbr Co. Carroll; 1908-22 mgr Bagley Renard Lbr Co, Randolph; 1922-26 mgr Farmers Lbr Co; 1926-29 emp in various vocations at Randolph; 1929- mgr of Holmquist Grain & Lbr Co. Bancroft Neb; Retail Lbr Dlrs Assn; Bus & Professional Mens Club, past secy; AF&AM; Presby Ch; Rep; hobby, trapshooting; parents came by ox team from Wis to Neb 1867, homesteaded in Hoosier Hollow, Stanton Co; res Bancroft,

   SALISBURY, GEORGE A: Manager & Owner Telephone Exchange; b Franklin Co. Ia July 9, 1880; s of Philip Salisbury-Hulda Jane Miner; ed Hampton Ia; m Laura Bell Bird Nov 3, 1903 Franklin Co Ia; s Philip R, Charles A, Ralph W; 1896-1900 did odd jobs in Hampton Ia; 1900-10 emp by Indep Tele Co. Hampton Ia; 1910-20 with E C Hunt at Independence, Ia; 1920-23 with Platte Valley Tele Co. Scottsbluff; 1923- owner & opr Indep Tele Exchange at Bancroft; past chmn city coun; IOOF; Presby Ch; Rep, mbr Cuming Co Central Com; res Bancroft.

   SASS, CHARLES HENRY: Sheriff; b Cuming Co, Neb Aug 17, 1875; s of Charles Sass-Lena Lang; ed Cuming Co; WSTC 1898; m Sallie E Jarrett May 17, 1899 West Point; s Dallas J; m Rose Delmont Apr 20, 1924 West Point; step-s Willard, Warren Wendt; 1896-1909 indep farmer in Cuming Co; 1903-10 & 1914-22 Cuming Co supvr; 1909-11 hog buyer, for Nye & Schneider Co. West Point; 1911-14 worked at various occupations; 1922-31 chief of police; 1932- sheriff; Neb Sheriffs & Peace Ofcrs Assn; AF&AM; Izaak Walton; Rep; hobby, good stock; off Courthouse; res 221 E Court, West Point.

   SCHMITT, LEO JOHN: County Treasurer; b West Point, Neb Sept 21, 1904; s of M J Schmitt-Ottilia Koppes; ed Guardian Angel HS, West Point; St Mary's Coll, St Mary's Kas, BA 1926; 1926-32 with father in retail clothing bus; 1932 permanently injured in auto accident; 1937-38 sports writer for West Point Republican; 1938- Cuming Co treas; past mbr orchestra, pianist; Lions, ch mbr & past pres, secy 4 years; recording secy, KC, past grand knight; Cath Ch; Dem; hobbies, music (piano), athletics; off Courthouse; res West Point.

   SCHMITT, MATHIAS JOHN: Clothier; b Chicago, Ill Aug 17, 1876; s of John Schmitt-Catherine Gieres; ed Marysville Kas HS 1892; Marysville Kas Normal 1893; m Ottilia Koppes Oct 14, 1903 Marysville Kas; s Leo J, William L, Frank P; d Beata, Frances; 1893-1903 clk in John Tracy Co. dry goods & clothing store, Maryaville Kas; 1903-04 with brother, Frank J in clothing bus, Yankton S D; 1904-07 ptr of brother in clothing store in West Point; 1907- owner & opr clothing store in West Point; mbr city coun 4 years; Comm Club; KC; Cath Ch; Dem; off 121 S Main; res 143 S Farragut, West Point.

   SCHUETH, EARL JOSEPH: Metchant; b Cuming Co, Neb Apr 29. 1903; s of Joseph C Schueth-Amelia Sass; ed West Point HS 1922, pres sr class; m Anna Buermann Sept 29, 1929 Cuming Co; s John Joseph, William Frederick, Rolland Charles; 1918-23 mgr shoe dept, Jerman-Baumann Co; 1923-28 mgr shoe dept, Farmers Union Store; 1920-36 in shoe repair bus; 1936 pur lot & built new bldg; 1936- in retail shoe & harness bus; 1930-31 J P; city coun, 8 years mbr, 5 years pres; mbr vol fire dept; pres Neb Leathermens Assn: Comm Club; Izaak Walton; KC; Cath Ch; hobbies, hunting, fishing; res West Point.

   SCHWINK, WILHELM FRED CARL: Merchant; b West Point, Neb May 12, 1890; s of Carl Schwink-Augusta Wenke; ed West Point parochial & pub schs; m Alma Albrecht Mar 6, 1912 Alma, Kas; s Willard Carl Henry; d Cornelia Augusta (Mrs Harold Rabbass); left sch at early age to help father in impl bus &


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blacksmith shop estab 1897 at West Point, John Deere dIrs since 1903; 1907- with father in impl bus; 1934-38 Cuming Co supvr; 1931-84, 1939 mbr sch bd; mbr vol fire dept since 1910, chief since 1929; mbr city coun 2 terms; past dir & ch mbr Comm Club; 1933-34 mbr Cuming Co Fair bd; Luth Ch; Rep; res West Point.

Project Superintendent; b Cuming Co, Neb May 13, 1910; s of Herman Sellentin-Sophia Rief; ed West Point HS 1928; U of N, BSc 1932; Phi Kappa; Gamma Lambda; m Mary Ann Keller June 6, 1935 West Point; 1932-33 with state highway dept, Lincoln; 1933-34 with Stan Royal Cavaliers Dance Band; July 1934-Oct 1937 rod & instrument man for state highway dept, Lincoln; Oct 1937- project supt of Cuming Co Rural Pub Power Dist, West Point; Neb St Assn of Supts & Mgrs of Rural Pub Power Dists, pres; Lions; Izaak Walton; KC; Cath Ch; hobbies, fishing, sports; father came from Germany directly to Neb & settled in Cuming Co; off 125 W Park; res 328 S Niphon, West Point.

   SMITH, RAYMOND JOHN: Furniture Dealer & Mortician; b Lindsay, Neb Jan 27, 1899; s of Fred J Smith-Theresa Fritchen; ed Lindsay; Quincy Coll, Quincy Ill 1919; Worsham Sch of Embalming, Chicago 1924; m Ernestine Puchi Jan 10, 1925 Chicago; s Raymond Jr; d Bonita Louise; 1919-24 with Fred J Smith furn & undertaking bus, Lindsay; 1924-37 acting embalmer for Mrs Emma Edinger furn & undertaking bus, West Point; 1937- owner & opr furn & undertaking bus; Neb Funeral DIrs Assn; Lions, past pres; C of C; hobbies, hunting, fishing; res 219 S Monitor, West Point.

   STEWART, ALBERT ROACH: Retired; b Polk Co, Ia, May 1, 1858; s of James Willard Stewart-Lucy Ann Davis; ed Polk Co Ia; m Jennie Lind Bussell Jan 24, 1892 West Point; s Ellis Baber, Ray Ralph; d Gertrude Mae (Mrs Rector Gilmore, dec); Luella Havens (Mrs Conrad Neuton); 1877-79 farmed with brother in Polk Co Ia; 1879-81 farmed with brother in Richardson Co; 1881-83 indep farmer in Richardson Co; 1883-1919 indep farmer in Cuming Co; 1919- ret; Chris Ch; Dem; hobby, gardening; res Wisner.

   STIEREN, CARL RICHARD: Clerk of District Court; b West Point, Neb Sept 2, 1890; s of William Stieren-Elizabeth Floren; ed West Point HS 1907; Creighton U 1908-09; m Irene Hultman Nov 29, 1930 West Point; 1909-17 with father in William Stieren Gen Store; 1917- clk of dist court, Cuming Co; Cath Ch; Dem; hobby, sports; off Courthouse; res 107 S Niphon, West Point.

   STOETZEL, WALTER VICT0R: Hardware Dealer; b Beemer, Neb Feb 23, 1898; s of John Henry Stoetzel-Anna Marie Gardels; ed Beemer; West Point HS 1916; U of N 1920-22; m Vera Heun July 15, 1924 Council Bluffs Ia; foster d Anne Marie; 1916-18 tchr in Cuming Co; 1922-24 with father in plumbing shop at Beemer; 1924-32 with father in hdw store, West Point; 1932- mgr of Stoetzel Hdw Store; mbr city coun 3% years; during World War in SATC at U of N; Amer Leg; Rep; hobby, gardening; father mcht in Cuming Co 48 years; off 110 N Main; res West Point.

   STEWART, CHARLES VERNE: Light & Water Commissioner; b Otoe Co, Neb Apr 17, 1886; s of Thomas Leighton Stewart-Hannah Matilda Porter; ed Palmyra HS 1903; U of N, BSc 1908; m Roberta Alice Paden Sept 24, 1913 Sumner Ia, (dec); s Charles Wayne, Robert Francis; d Verna Louise (Mrs N R Anderson), Marian Paden, Roberta Joan; m Mary Elizabeth Hunt Sept 1936 West Point; 1908-09, 1910-12 mgr Palmyra Tele Co; 1909-10, 1912-13 emp by Sumner Ia Elec Light Co; 1913-15 emp by Hurmence Tele Co, Sumner Ia; 1915-19 emp by Turkey River Power Co, Fayette Ia; 1919-20 light & water commr at Fairmont; 1920-22 emp in electrical dept Deshler Broom Factory; 1922 light & water commr at West Point; League of Neb Municipalities, VP, mbr utilities section; Comm Club; Evang Ch, trustee; hobbies, travel, reading; off 201 S Main; res 706 N Lincoln, West Point.

   STOVER, RAYMOND MARTIN: Chiropractor; b Sutton, Neb Sept 14, 1904; s of Emil Fredrick Stover-Mary Gundermann; ed Sutton HS 1923; Palmer Sch of Chiropractic, Davenport Ia, DC 1926; m Marjorie Elizabeth Mugge June 10, 1928 Des Moines Ia; s Raymond Mugge; d Sally Sue; 1927 chiropractor in West Point; mbr sch bd 3 years; N E Neb Chiropractic Assn, past pres; Tri-State Chiropractic Assn, past VP; Neb Chiropractic Assn; Comm Club, chmn of civic improvement com; Lions, pres & past secy; CMTC Des Moines Ia. 1922-23; DeMolay, life mbr; Izaak Walton; Evang Ch, steward 5 years; Rep; hobby, coin collecting; off 220 S Main; res East David, West Point.

   THOMPSON, CHARLES YODER: Farmer; b Reading, Penn Oct 17, 1875; s of Thomas Dick Thompson-Elizabeth Yoder; ed West Point HS 1893; Omaha Central HS 1894; U of N, LLB 1897, Coll of Agr 1899; Phi Kappa Psi; Phi Delta Phi; m Martha Berthold, 1900 West Point (dec 1914); m Marie Chambers, Mar 1927 West Point; s Melvin J, Thomas Dick; d Margaret E; 1897 adm to Neb bar, prac 2 years with Uriah Bruner, one of founders of West Point; 1900- indep fanner; many years regular contributor & writer of column in Neb Farmer; 1919- with Neb Farm Bur Fedn, state pres since 1935, dir several years; 1937- pres of Producers Livestock Marketing Assn of Omaha; dir of Natl Livestock Marketing Assn; 1932-38 pres Neb Crop Growers Assn; past pres Neb Hampshire Breeders Assn; past pres many years Cuming Co Farmers Inst; 15 years pres Cuming Co Fair bd; 1901, 1903, 1904, 1915, 1918 del to Natl Farm Congress; 1917 apptd by Gov Neville to represent state at Food Conservation & Production Conf, Omaha; 1938 apptd by Gov Cochran to represent Neb 2 years at Natl Tax Conf; Farm Bur, state pres; Comm Club, past pres; VP U of N bd of regents; Cadet Band, pres, org in 1887; Rep; hobbies, reading, sports; parents came to Cuming Co in 1875; res West Point.

   THOMPSON, CLAUDE LANDIS: Dentist; b West Point, Neb Feb 21, 1894; s of John Hock Thompson-Mamie Yoder Landis; ed West Point HS 1914; U of N, DDS 1919; Xi Psi Phi; m Edith C Herrmann Aug 1, 1917 Fremont; s Wallace Claude John; d Doris Kathleen; 1919- dentist, West Point; during World War, Sept-Nov 1917 at 16th Infirmary, Camp Funston Kas, Nov 1917-Jan 1919 med res U S army; Amer Leg; VP NE Dist Dental Soc; Neb St & ADA; Comm Club, pres, past secy; Izaak Walton; committeeman BSA troop 165; AF&AM, sr warden; OES; Grace Luth Ch; Rep; hobbies, hunting, fishing, rock gardening; off 208 N Lincoln; res 212 N Lincoln, West. Point.

   THOMPSON, IRWIN LEVI: Physician & Surgeon; b West Point, Neb Mar 23, 1880; s of William H Thompson-Susan L Artman; ed West Point HS 1898; U of N, BSc 1906, MD 1908; Palladian; YMCA, dir 1903-06; Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Rho Sigma; m Anna K Larson June 1908 West Point; s Dr Lloyd Leslie; d Caroline Susan; 1898-1902 tchr, Cuming Co; while at U of N worked 2 years as lab asst & priv tutor in basic sciences; 1908-20 prac med, Beemer; 1920- prac, med, West Point, since 1936 son Lloyd has been ptr; 1920-35 Cuming Co phys; mbr Beemer sch bd 12 years, instrumental in bldg Deemer school house; mbr West Point sch bd 15 years; chmn 21 years Cuming Co ARC; mbr Cuming Co med examining bd, 1917; Madison Six-Co Med Soc; Neb. St & AMA; Comm Club, past pres; Meth Ch, chmn of bd at Beemer; Grace Luth Ch, pres of bd several years; hobbies, sch children & their activities, travel; off 119 N Lincoln; res 125 N Lincoln, West Point.

   THOMPSON, OSCAR R: Farmer; b Lands Praste Jeld, Norway June 10, 1867; s of Mathias Thompson-Maria Olson; ed Cuming Co; m Jennie D Deily Oct 6, 1900 Valentine; 1880-85 helped father farm, also herded cattle & did odd jobs for other farmers; 1885 with brother left in chg of family of 4 younger brothers & sisters; with brother, Thomas filed partnership papers & have farmed together since; started with nothing, now with brother owns & manages 1400 A farming & grazing land; has fed approximately 14 carloads of stock each year the past 50 years; Neb St representative 1905, sen 1909; pres Cuming Co Indep Tele Co; Master Farmers Club, 2 years past pres; life mbr Neb St Agri Soc; Farmers Union; mbr Cuming Co Fair bd, 1925-33; Neb St Hist Soc, life mbr; AF&AM, past master; Scot Rite 32°; Tangier Shrine, holder of Jordan bronze medal; Rep, chmn Cuming Co Central Com several years, del to natl conv 1916; hobbies, travel, reading; 1868 family came to Amer, settled in log cabin on Elkhorn river in Cuming Co; father was killed on RR in 1885; res Wisner.

   THOMPSON, THOMAS: Farmer; b Cuming Co, Neb Nov 10, 1870; s of Mathias Thompson-Maria Olson; ed Cuming Co; m Aletta Lant Feb 3 1904 Wisner; s Howard Lant (dec); d Marian Aletta; 1885- with brother farmer on home farm, filed partnership papers 1886; owners & oprs 1400 A with stock feeding major industry; 1913 moved to Wisner; VP CumIng Co Indep Tele Co; Farmers Union; life mbr Cuming Co Fair bd; mbr band since orgn 50 years ago; ch mbr MWA; hobby, hard work; wife's father came from N J, settled



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at present site of Dodge, estab Crowell Lbr & Grain Co before RR was built; res Wisner.

   TROW, MRS ANN: Homemaker; b Richland Co, Wis Mar 16, 1857; d of Joseph S Emley-Mary Magdalene Beard; ed Cuming Co; Wisner; m Charles E Trow Mar 6, 1884 Wisner (dec July 8, 1933); 1884 homemaker, Wisner; OES; RNA; Cuming Co Hist Soc; Congl Ch, ladies aid; Bapt Ch; Indep; hobby, flowers; parents came with 2 covered wagons from Wis 1865, took claim farthest west in Cuming Co when still frequented by Indians; lived in brush shelter & tents; one sister & one brother remain of family of 11; husband lbr mcht many years; res Wisner.

   VON SEGGERN, E M: Publisher & Printer; b Hooper, Neb Feb 28, 1882; s of Henry Von Seggern-Sophia Brockhus; ed Hooper HS; Fremont Normal; m Margaret Romberg Jan 2, 1908 West Point; s Boyd, Marvin, Robert; worked on farm until 1903; 1903-16 publisher of Neb Volksblatt, German paper; 1916- editor & publisher West Point Republican; 1934- mbr Neb Legislature; 8 years mbr city coun; pres NPA; pres Comm Club; AF&AM, RAM; hobby, working in wood & metal; res West Point.

County Assessor; b Oldenburg, Germany Nov 28, 1881; s of Fredrick Von Seggern-Adaline Granberg; ed Germany; Luth sch; m Johanna Ahrendt Feb 21, 1906 Cuming Co; s Carl F; d Adaline (Mrs Henry Bremerman); 1899-1906 worked on father's farm in Cuming Co; 1906-16 farmed rented farm & sold farm property, Cuming Co; 1916-38 owner & opr farm in Cuming CO; 1938- Cuming Co assessor, West Point; since 1938 his children opr farms; sch bd dir 14 years; twp assr 7 years; Neb Co Assessors Assn; Grace Luth Ch, pres 12 years, Luth Brotherhood; Dem; hobby, assessing; off Courthouse; res 410 S Colfax, West Point.

   WALLA, ALBERT FRANKLIN: Retired; b Kewanee Co, Wis Apr 29, 1868; s of Frank Walla-Anna Welna; ed West Point; Chicago; Chicago Sch of Teleg 1882; m Elizabeth Wray Dec 6, 1899 Sloan, Ia; s Albert W (dec), Walter J; 1883-1895 teleg opr on various RRs in the west; 1895 retd to Cuming Co, org W J Bryan Club at Beemer during campaign 1896; 1897-1903 Cuming Co dep clk; 1905-10 cash & owner controlling int Neb St Bank, West Point; 1921- ptr, later owner Walla & Howarth Ins & Real Est Co; 1926 candidate for state sen; past Cuming Co assr; past mayor of West Point; mbr bd of edn 3 terms; Cuming Co Hist Soc, treas; WOW; Congl Ch; Dem; hobby, fishing; father walked from Omaha to Cuming Co, 1864; aunt, Anna Schlecht was first Bohemian woman in Cuming Co; res West Point.

   WARD, CLEMENT L: Store Manager; b Bancroft, Neb Jan 25, 1897; s of Charles H Ward-Emma Clements; ed Bancroft HS; m Florence Thompson June 19, 1919; s Robert C, Addis T; d Maryana; 1916-18 owner & opr C L Ward Clothing Co, Bancroft, sold to enter World War; 1919- ptr in firm of A J Thompson & Co; mbr sch bd 12 years; during World War called but saw no active service; Presby Ch; Rep; hobbies, travel, sports, cards; res Bancroft.

   WELLS, WILLARD JAMES: Deputy County Treasurer; b West Point, Neb Nov 28, 1904; s of Dr Harry L Wells-Elizabeth Readinger; ed West Point HS 1923; U of N 1925-26; Delta Upsilon; m Mabel N Goodwin Sept 20, 1930 Omaha; s Willard James Jr, Robert Dean; 1923-25 with A L Krause & Co, West Point; 1926-28 with Standard Oil Co, Omaha; 1928-31 with Omaha Cold Storage Co; 1931-33 ins agt, West Point; 1933- Cuming Co dep tress; Young Men's Civic Club, VP; scoutmaster BSA troop 165; Congl Ch; Dem; hobby, stamp collecting; parents settled in Cuming Co in early 70's; off Courthouse; res 417 N Lincoln, West Point.

   WENDT, MRS EMMA SCHWEERS: Homemaker; b Cuming Co, Neb June 41 1898; d of G H Schweers-Gesena Suhr; ed Pender HS 1917; WSTC 1917; U of N 1918-19; m Emmett L Wendt June 1, 1921 Cuming Co (dec 1937); s Emmett W, Donald A; 1917-18 tchr, Stuart; 1919-21 tchr, CumIng Co; 1921-37 bkkpr for husband in Wendt Garage, Beemer, also homemaker; 1937-38 mgr Wendt Garage after death of husband; 1938- homemaker; secy bd of edn; Cuming Co ARC, chmn home service com; Cosmopolitan Club; Amer Leg aux; Womans Club; Contract Bridge Club; Beemer Bridge Club; English Luth Ch Luth Social Club, Ladies Aid; hobby, gardening; husband was mbr sch bd, village bd, pres Lions, treas of English Lutheran Ch, 7 mos in SATC, Lincoln; res Beemer.

   WINTHER, ANTON L: Stockman; b Cuming Co, Neb Feb 26, 1886; s of Andrew Winther-Johanna Christina Jacobsen; ed Wisner; Grandview Coll, Des Moines, Ia; m Louise Ann Ludwig Mar 1910 Atlantic, Ia; d May Ilene, Virginia Ruth; 1910- livestock raiser near Wisner, feeds approximatly 1000 head light Hereford cattle & 1000 hogs per year; mbr bd of edn 6 years; Amer Natl Livestock Assn; AF&AM; Congl Ch; Dem; res Wisner.

   WINTHER, CLAUS HANSEN: Stockman; b Wisner, Neb June 7, 1884; s of Andrew Winther-Johanna Christine Jacobsen; ed Wisner HS; m Gertrude M Jorgensen Mar 27, 1907 Honey Creek Ia; s Victor C, Irving E, Lee H; 1909- stock feeder & farmer near Wisner; originated calf-feeding method of grain with grass; ext stock feeder 20 years, specializes in young Hereford cattle; 1914-20 Cuming Co supvr; past mbr city coun; 1934 mbr advisory com of 3 who conferred with Secy Wallace on fed program for drouth cattle; Neb Livestock Breeders & Feeders Assn, past dir many years; Farmers Union; AF&AM; during World War, mbr draft bd; Dem; parents came from Denmark to Neb 1880, father farmer & stockman; res Wisner.

   ZACEK, OTTO HENRY: Attorney; b West Point, Neb May 29, 1879; s of Matt Zacek-Anna Wanek; ed Guardian Angel & West Point HS; read law in off of Hugo M Nicholson, West Point; m Anna Zitzlsberger Sept 1, 1925 Omaha; 1902-11 mgr Baumann Drug Co, West Point; adm to Neb bar 1914; 1911-16 clk CumIng Co dist court; 1916- prac law as ptr of Hugo M Nicholson, West Point; mbr Cuming Co bd of insanIty 15 years; 9th Dist & Neb St Bar Assns; Cath Ch; Dem, chmn Cuming Co Central Com 20 years; hobbies, travel, reading; father homesteaded in Cuming Co 1868, blacksmith in West Point after proving up on homestead; res West Point.

   ZUHLKE, ALBERT GUSTAV: Cashier; b Province of Pornmern, Germany Feb 8, 1874; s of A Ferdinand Zuhlke-Ernstina Ruge; ed Cuming Co; m Mary Singpiel Apr 23, 1897 Bancroft; d Irene (Mrs A M Daniels), Ione (Mrs A F Meyer); 1894-96 bkkpr Bancroft Bank; 1896-1901 clk in various gen stores, Bancroft; 1901-07 cash Bancroft Bank; 1907- cash First Natl Bank formerly Bancroft Bank; past mbr village bd many years; past mbr sch bd many years; past mbr & past chief of vol fire dept many years; Bus & Professional Mens Club, past chmn; St Pauls Luth Ch, treas; hobbies, gardening, reading; parents came from Germany, settled in Cuming Co 1877, father brought from Germany one of first breech-loading pin fire shotguns, which the family still owns; off First Natl Bank; res Bancroft.

   ZUHLKE, AUGUST JR: Manager Lumber Co; b Bancroft, Neb Feb 20, 1895; s of August Zuhlke Sr-Louise Rades; ed Bancroft HS 1913; Bellevue Coll, Bellevue 1913-14; U of N 1917; Alpha Sigma Phi; m Laura E Richards June 8, 1935 Minn; step-d Amber Richards; 1919-21 farmer in Cuming Co; 1921-26 emp by Standard Oil Co; 1926- mgr Heyne Lbr Co; mbr town coun 2 terms; 1939 mayor; during World War 1918 in USN at Great Lakes Training Station, on soldier transport US S Matsonia, disch Sept 1, 1919; Amer Leg, chaplain, past adjt, past tress, past sec; AF&AM, past master; Presby Ch; Rep; hobbies, fishing, baseball; res Bancroft.






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