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


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1924-27 mbr Neb State veterinary examining bd; sponsor 1st DeMolay camp org in Auburn; active in BSA work; AF&AM; Luth Ch; Dem; past chmn Nemaha Co Central Com 12 years; hobby, politics; res 803 16th, Auburn.

   FERNEAU, JOHN: County Judge, b Auburn, Neb Sept 28, 1908; s of Edgar Ferneau-Ida F Noble; ed Auburn HS; U of N, LLB 1932; Phi Alpha Delta; 1932 adm to bar; 1932-37 prac law with Edgar Ferneau, Auburn; 1933- Auburn city atty; 1936- Nemaha Co judge; Nemaha Co, Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; Kiwanis, past VP; AF&AM; Presby Ch; Rep; off Courthouse, res Auburn.

   FLAU, OSCAR A: Secretary-Treasurer Farm Loan Association; b Gage Co, Neb Apr 30, 1896; s of N C Flau Sr-Dorthea Hansen; ed Adams HS; PSTC 1914-16; m Amy R Rogers June 10, 1919 Pawnee City; d Joan Elaine, Myra Jeanete; 1919-27 dep sheriff, Nemaha Co; 1927- secy-treas Auburn Natl Farm Loan Assn; 1937- secy-treas Falls City Natl Farm Loan Assn, Nemaha Farm Loan Assn, Cook Farm Loan Assn; opr 20 farms in Richardson, Nemaha, Johnson & Otoe Cos; past mbr city coun; 1916-17 in Mexican border service; during World War 1917-18, enl in 34th div, US inf, disch 2nd lt; Amer Leg, past comm; C of C; AF&AM, master; RAM; KT; IOOF, past noble grand past chief patriarch; Chris Ch, SS supt 4 years; Rep; off 1217 J; res 1506 O, Auburn.

   GABUS, MRS BLANCHE E: Editor & Publisher; b Stockport, O Apr 11, 1869; d of Dr H G Patterson-Dr Myra A Lutgen; ed Brock HS; m Peter G Gabus Dec 14, 1886 Thomas Co Kas; s Charles H; d Isabelle (Mrs J E Walker), Edna M; came from Ohio to Brock 1883 later lived in western Kas 7 years where parents homesteaded; 1886- homemaker; 1927- since death of husband owner, editor & publisher Brock Bulletin which celebrated 50th anniversary 1933; NPA; Rebekah, past noble grand; Kensington, ch pres 1914; Bapt Ch; Rep; hobbies, painting, raising roses; off Brock Bulletin; res Brock.

   GAUCHAT, AUGUST: Farmer & Oil Dealer; b Brock, Neb Jan 23, 1896; s of C L Gauchat-Sophia Lambelet; ed Nemaha Co; m Freda Schrader Apr 3, 1919 Auburn; s August Charles; d Rosa Lee; 1919 farmer, wheat grower near Brock; 1923-26 made & sold radio sets; 1935- indep jobber in oil, Brock; during World War, with coast arty US army, disch Camp Funston Feb 1919; Amer Leg post 23; Indep Co-operative Assn of Oil Dlrs, Ia; AF&AM; Scot Rite; Sesostris Shrine; OES; Meth Ch, past trustee; Rep; hobbies, travel, collecting pencils; father resident of Nemaha Co 60 years; res Brock.

   GILMORE, PAUL ALLEN: Merchant; b Greencastle, Ind June 15, 1867; s of Andrew Hall Gilmore-Sarah Josephine Allen; ed Brownville HS; PSTC 1883-85; Hastings Coll 1866-88; Stanford U, 1891-92; m N Jane Gillen June 9, 1898 Auburn; s Lyman GilIan; 1892-1903 with father & brother Walter as A H Gilmore & Sons, gen mdse, Auburn; 1903-10 joined J W Armstrong in hdw & groc, Gilmore-Armstrong Co, dissolved 1910 & oprd as Gilmore Brothers; past mbr Country Club; C of C; AF&AM; RAM; R&SM; KT; Presby Ch, ruling elder, church historian, SS supt many years; Rep; res 1722 N, Auburn.

   GLEN, CARL M: Pharmacist; b Tecumseh, Neb July 28, 1895; s of John Glen-Nettie Bathrick; ed Auburn; Nebraska City HS; Babcock Coll of Pharm, Des Moines Ia; m June Ballard June 14, 1917 Nebraska City; s Jack, Carl; 1908-22 with J C Thygeson Drug Co, Nebraska City; 1922-34 ptr of J C Thygeson in drug co, Auburn; 1934- owner & gen mgr, Glen Drug Co; mbr bd of edn, during construction Auburn HS bldg, 1937; during World War 1918-19, in US army 23rd machine gun batt & field hosp 11, 8th div; Amer Leg, past comm, chmn com on construction of $25,000 Auburn swimming pool, 1931; Neb Pharm Assn; C of C, past pres; Country Club; Presby Ch; Indep; hobby, hunting; res Auburn.

   HAHN, CHARLES DANIEL: Farmer; b Rock Island Co, Ill Sept 8, 1872; s of William Hahn-Sophie Rathman; ed Graf; m Winnie Ernst Feb 23, 1898 Johnson Co; s Howard Emil, Lowell Ernst; d Alma Margaret, Hilda Sophie; 1898- farmer & stock feeder near Johnson, owner several farms in vicinity; VP First State Bank, Johnson; Farm Bur; Luth Ch, past deason; Dem; hobbies, raising livestock, gardening, fishing; Mrs Hahn daughter of Charles L Ernst, born in Germany & bodyguard of Emperor Maximillian of Mexico; res Johnson.

   HALL, WILLIAM: Merchant; b Kirkton, Roxboroughshire, Scotland Dec 26, 1870; s of Thomas Hall- Isabella Burnett; ed Marshall Co Ill; m Jennie Margaret Wilson Oct, 1897 Dunbar; d Jessie (Mrs L M Rutledge), Gladys May (dec 1918); 1890-1906 CB&Q RR station agt & teleg opr, Ashland, Utica & other Neb points; 1906-10 owner & mgr hdw store, Unadilla; 1911- owner & mgr William Hall Hdw & Impl Store, Brock; past mbr city coun; Neb Retail Hdw Assn; Meth Ch, SS supt 30 years; Rep; parents came to Otoe Co in 1888; res Brock.

   HARMON, R ELMER: Postmaster; b Auburn, Neb Oct 2, 1876; s of W W Harmon-Elizabeth Casey; ed Auburn HS; m Margaret Harmon Feb 15, 1901 Auburn; d Yvonne (Mrs H D Mundhenk); 1913-23 Auburn P M; 1914-39 pres S E Neb B & L Assn, ch mbr & dir 25 years; 1935- Auburn P M; has farming ints in Colo; pres Neb ch Natl Assn of P Ms; Chris Ch, VP, elder, chmn of bd; Dem; res Auburn.

   HARRIS, HERBERT GEORGE: Dentist; b Bristol, Ill May 3, 1872; s of Benjamin S Harris-Emma Evans; ed Creston Ia; York Coll; Lincoln Dental Coll, DDS 1903; m Ethel Henton Mar 1895 York; s Harry E; d Myrtle (Mrs R C Meissner), Lucile (Mrs T H Thirifay); 1890-99 opr stock farm near York; 1903 Auburn dentist, 36 years in same location; Neb St & ADA;, dir Nemaha Co ARC; Kiwanis, past pres; Royal Highlanders; AF&AM; MWA; Chris Ch, elder & tchr men's Bible class; Rep; hobby, farming; off 1206 1/2 J; res 921 15th, Auburn.

   HEMMINGSEN, HANS: Merchant; b Nykobingf, Denmark May 10, 1889; s of Jergen Hemmingsen- Kirsten Nielsen; ed Denmark; Denmark comml night sch; m Lillian Irene Galbraith Dec 26, 19113 Beemer; s Robert W, Charles Jergen; d Carol Jean; 1910 came to US; 1910-17 mcht at Beemer; 1917 ptr, Hemmingsen & Courtney, Beemer; 1921-22 ptr, H & H Dept Store, Auburn; 1922- owner Hemmingsen Dept Store, Auburn; mbr park bd; during World War 1917-19 in US AS; Ameg (sic) Leg, past comm, bd mbr swimming pool; C of C, dir, past pres; mbr bldg com Masonic Temple; chm troop com BSA; AF&AM, past master, RAM, past high priest, secy; Meth Ch, treas; Dem; hobbies, stamp collecting & golf; res Auburn.

   HENDERSON, HARVEY B: Auto Dealer; b Point Isabelle, Ind Aug 31, 1887; s of William E Henderson-Elizabeth Matchell; ed Carleton HS; NormaI Training Schs at Geneva, Fremont & at Albion Idaho; Grand Island Bus Coll; m Annette D Ferree July 21, 1915 Mackinaw Ill; s William Howard, Dale H; d Margaret E, Ruth Ann, Mary Louise; 1905-11 tchr at Carleton & in rural schs; 1911-12 fireman on UP RR, Grand Island; 1912-14 tchr, Idaho Falls Idaho; 1915-18 farmed in southern Mo & Rocky Ford Colo; 1918-26 with Rocky Ford Colo Motor Co; 1926-32 owner auto bus, Plymouth; 1932- owner & gen mgr H B Henderson Motor Co, Auburn; Neb Auto Dlrs Assn; Kiwanis; C of C; Country Club; AF&AM; Meth Ch; Indep; hobby, fishing; res 703 13th, Auburn.

   HOLDORF, PETER GLANDT: Lumber Dealer; b Toronto, SD Mar 6, 1912; s of August Holdorf-Catherine Glandt; ed Benson HS; m Helen Mathews July 11, 1927 Wymore; 1929-30 with Rivett Lbr & Coal Co, Benson; 1930-31 delivery clk for Rivett Lbr & Coal Co, Omaha; 1931- mgr Peru Lbr Co; mbr park bd; mbr fire dept; mbr, BSA sponsoring com 6 years; Kiwanis, past pres; Bapt Young Peoples Union; Luth Ch; Indep; hobby, boys' club work; res Peru.

   HOSTERMAN, ARCH: Farmer; b Nemaha Co, Neb June 8, 1892; s of Seright Hosterman-Mary A Collins; ed Peru; PSTC 1907-10; m Helen Dysart Dec 25, 1921 Nemaha Co (dec 1938); s Frederick Wright; d Esther Marie; 1913- owner & opr farm pur by father in 1906, near Brownville, part of land included in 2nd preemption claim in Neb; raises cattle, horses & hogs; 1937- org & pres Nemaha Co Co-op Creamery, only Neb CO-OP org under Danish revolving plan; mbr sch\ bd; during World War, active in ARC & bond drives, mbr HG; Neb Co-op Creameries Inc; C of C; AF&AM, past master; OES; Presby Ch; Dem; res Brownville.

   HOSTERMAN, MARY A: Homemaker; b Brownsville, Neb Sept 14, 1866; d of Thomas Collins-Elizabeth ___; ed Nemaha Co; m Seright Hosterman Mar 12, 1884 Brownville; s George W, Arch; d Clara (Mrs Romer, L Matthews); 1884- homemaker; with parents attended 1st Neb St Fair at Brownville, since that time tract of land on which fair was held has been washed away by Missouri river; Locust Grove Comm Club; Auburn Womans Club; OES, mbr since 1893;



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active in SS at Mt Pleasant, Fairview & Bethel Comm Churches; mbr First Meth Ch of Auburn, mbr WFMS & WHMS; hobbies, quilts, rugs, fancywork, flowers, history; parents came from Miami Co Ind to Neb 1885; res RFD 1, Brownville.

   HUTCHINSON, WILLIAM HARRISON: Manager & Owner Grain Co; b Walla Walla Co, Wash Dec 11, 1881; s of J H Hutchinson-Harriet E Stites; ed PSTC; U of N; m Mary C Pasco Jan 20, 1910 Peru; d Hollis A; 1902-05 tchr, Neligh; 1907-08 in US mail service; 1908- mgr farming ints; 1928- pres Hutchinson Grain Co; 1935- pres & dir Bank of Peru; 1931-35 village treas; Kiwanis, ch pres; C of C; Meth Ch; Rep; hobby, fishing; res Peru.

   JEWELL, HIRAM BURGE: Retired; b Middletown, O July 20 1842; s of John Jewell-Miriam Burge; ed Middletown O; m Eliza Jane Lambert Feb 27, 1867 Rochester Ia (dec 1931); s George F; d Mary Elizabeth (Mrs Canon), Lulu (Mrs ___ Lorette, dec 1913), Lillian (Mrs ___ Barnes), Alice (Mrs ___ Warnock, dec 1929); farmer, carp, veterinarian; homesteaded & farmed, Dundy Co 1886-97; moved to Peru 1897; with wife oprd rooming house 1897-1912; cast first presidential vote for Abe Lincoln & has never missed voting since; Civil War veteran, enl Aug 20, 1862 disch 1865, re-enl until end of war, Co G 35th Ia regiment vol inf; marched with Sherman to the sea, was at Vicksburg; drove an ammunition wagon drawn by six mules; in battle of Tupelo Miss 1863, was struck in left eye by piece of shell, optic nerve paralyzed, at end of war was left in hosp & reported dead; last surviving mbr of Civil War veterans in Nemaha Co; GAR; Meth Ch; hobbies, reading, gardening; res Peru.

   JODER, MRS ANNA BEST: Homemaker; Editor; b Clifton, Kas 1901; d of John M Best Sr-Rosanna Pitts; ed Clifton & Clay Center Kas; Clay Center & Clyde Kas HS; Kas St Coll, BSc; U of Wis, PhM; Natl Collegiate Players; Amer Coll Quin Club; Sigma Tau Delta; m Glen H Joder Aug 18, 1927 Peru; s Glen Howard Jr, Donald Kenneth, Robert Milner; d Patricia Ann; 1924-26 dramatic & speech instr, Western State Coll, Gunnison Colo; 1926-29 instr, PSTC; 1929- editor of Players Magazine, natl Journal of ednl dramatics; 1937- editor of Neb div, Bulletin of AAUW; author of one-act plays; The Decimal Point, When Three's Not a Crowd, Flash Back, Peace in Demand, The Perfect Gentlemen; one-act play; The Dance, won first place & $35 prize in playwriting contest sponsored by Neb Writer's Guild 1938; 2nd VP Neb div of AAUW; dir Neb Writer's Guild; Rep; hobbies, antique glass, furn; off & res Peru.

   JODER, GLEN HOWARD: Physician & Surgeon; b Alliance, Neb May 15, 1902; s of Benjamin I Joder-Elizabeth May Duffield; ed Alliance HS; PSTC, BA 1928; U of N, BSc 1930, MD 1932; Phi Rho Sigma; m Anna Lillian Best Aug 18, 1927 Peru; s Glen Howard Jr, Donald K, Robert M; d Patricia Ann; 1932-33 interne Hurley Hosp, Flint Mich; 1933- prac in Peru; mbr city health bd, conducts immunization campaigns in dist; Nemaha Co Med Soc; Neb St & AMA; past mbr Kiwanis; Presby Ch; Rep; hobbies, home movies, landscaping; off & res Peru,

   JOHNSON, JOHN O: Merchant; b Dwight, Kas Nov 11, 1894; s Frank Johnson-Marie Elizabeth Johnson; ed Dwight Kas HS; Kas St Coll 1911-14; U of Kas 1914-15; Phi Alpha Delta; m Marie Jessie Woodward June 1919 Kansas City, Mo; s John Franklin; d Helen Marie, Martha Ann, Mary Elizabeth; 1915- with Charles W Johnson mgr & co-owner Johnson Lbr Co, dlrs also in hdw, coal & furn; mbr of sch bd since 1930; mbr town coun 15 years; Neb Retail Hdw Assn; Neb Lbr Mchts Assn; past VP Nemaha Comm Club; AF&AM, past sr warden; OES; IOOF, Rebekah; Meth Ch, Rep; hobbies, baseball, basketball; res Nemaha.

   KELLEY, JAMES PATRICK: Banker; b Johnson Co, Neb Dec 11, 1879; s of William Kelley-Julia Kelley; ed Johnson Co; Browns Coll, Jacksonville Ill 1909-10; m Ella Dolores Burns Feb 1914 Tecumseh; s William J, James P Jr; d Aileen Joan, Doris Marie; 1900-09 with father farmed & raised stock near Graf; Johnson Co dep assessor three terms; 1911-17 Johnson Co clk & register of deeds; 1917 pur German Natl Bank, now first State Bank of Johnson, cash & exec ofcr; has ext land holdings in Nemaha, Johnson & Hitchcock Cos; pres bd of edn; past mbr city bd; Pres St Andrews Cemetery Assn, Tecumseh; Neb & Amer Bankers Assns; Fourth Regional Clearing House Assn, past pres; MWA; KC, past mbr; Cath Ch; Dem; hobby, travel; father came to US in 1866, moved from Ill to Johnson Co 1873; res Johnson.

   KELLIGAR, LEE: Attorney; b Auburn, Neb July 27, 1898; s of William H Kelligar-Mary A Finn; ed Auburn HS; Creighton U 1922-25; m Irene A Polsley June 1926 Omaha, s William L, Robert P; 1925 adm to Neb bar; 1925- prac in Auburn; 1927-31 ptr of father William H in firm Kelligar & Kelligar; 1926-32 Nemaha Co atty; Nemaha Co & Neb St Bar Assns; Country Club, Cath Ch; Dem; father prac law in Auburn 49 years; off & res Auburn.

   KERNS, LEE: President Lumber Co; b Auburn, Neb Sept 27, 1889; s of James W Kerns-Alice Crowley; ed St Joseph's Parochial Sch; 1907- with J W Kerns Lbr Co, 1934- pres; has real est ints; during World War in US army 330th supply cc; past comm Amer Leg; C of C; Cath Ch; Rep; hobby, building; res 1016 16th, Auburn.

   KIECHEL, RAYMOND: County Treasurer; b Johnson, Neb Sept 25, 1893; s of Fred Kiechel-Vina Donze; ed Tecumseh HS; m Martha Lorance Oct 1, 1913 Auburn; s Don; d Betty Marie; 1911-12 tchr in rural sch, Rohrs; 1912- farmer near Johnson, owner herd of purebred Shorthorn cattle also hog raiser; 1934- Nemaha Co treasurer; Neb Assn of Co Treas; AF&AM; RAM; KT; Presby Ch; Rep, 6 years secy Nemaha Co Central Com, 20 years mbr, del to several state convs; Rep; hobby, livestock; off & res Johnson.

   LASH, CHARLES ALVA: Grain Dealer; Nemaha Co, Neb Apr 14, 1876; s of Emmor Lash-Sarah Ann Clark; ed Nemaha Co; m Lucy May Deakins Dec 25, 1895 Nemaha Co; s Charles C, Harland A, Edwin D, George W; Lilac F (Mrs E M Guilliatt), Zella S (Mrs Wayne Frans), Lucille (Mrs Morris Ward), 1896-1930 farmer in Nemaha Co, owner of several farms near Auburn, hog raiser & cattle feeder; 1924-28 Nemaha Co commr; 1928-30 Nemaha Co treas; 1917-21 VP Farmer's Union Elevator Co, Auburn; 1929- mgr & Co-owner Volkman Grain Co elevator, Auburn; Chris Ch; Dem; hobbies, cattle & livestock raising; father's family came from Penn to Neb in 1857; father Indian fighter & mbr Neb legislature; res 1120 14th, Auburn.

   LEHR, VERGIL L: Farmer & Stockman; b Osceola, Neb Apr 22, 1895; s of C F Lehr-Minnie Frahm; ed Pender HS; PSTC 1916; U of N 1917; m Hazel B Gerlaw Nov 29, 1919 Auburn; d Mary Alice; 1916-17 tchr Stanton HS; 1919-20 traveling representative in W Neb for Armour & Co, Omaha; 1920-21 with Samuels-Cupples Mfg Co, St Louis; 1921-37 owner State Mkt, Alliance; 1937- farmer, cattle feeder & hog raiser in Nemaha Co; dir Carson Natl Bank Auburn; during World War in 355th Inf, 89th div US army, O/S more than 1 year, disch as 2nd lt; Kiwanis; C of C; Farm Bur; AF&AM, Alliance; Scot Rite; Meth Ch; Rep; hobby, sports; Mrs Lehr's parents were early settlers of Nemaha Co; res Auburn.

   LEWIS, CARROLL: Bank Cashier; b Shubert, Neb May 4, 1897; s of Louis Lewis-Della Robinson; ed Shubert HS; PSTC 1917; m Margaret Jones June 24, 1920 Peru; s John Lawler; 1921-34 cash Citizens State Bank, Peru; 1934- cash Bank of Peru; pres sch bd; during World War with Co K, US marines; Amer Leg, past adjt; Kiwanis, past pres; AF&AM, past master; hobbies, hunting, fishing; res Peru.

   LOCKWOOD, CHARLES PETER: Farmer; b Nemaha Co, Neb Feb 2, 1881; s of Alfred Lockwood-Ellen Whitlow; ed Brock HS; LBC 1899-1900; m Maude Beatty Apr 24, 1901 Julian; s Leo Clyde, Fred C; d Inez (Mrs Charles Hawley), Helen (Mrs Claude Clouse); m Edna Mills June 11, 1931 Brock; reared on farm adjoining present home site near Brock; 1900- farmer & stockraiser, opr 360 A; 1900 state champion in rapid figuring & calculating, Lincoln; 1920- mbr bd of edn, 1921 secy, 1936- treas; past secy vol fire dept; IOOF, 25 years mbr, past secy; MWA, past secy; Prot Ch; Indep; res RFD 1, Brock.

   LORANCE, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN: Physician & Surgeon; b Gentryville, Mo Dec 8, 1858; s of W H Lorance-Mary M Hill; ed Brownville HS, mbr first graduating class 1878; U of N 1879-80; U of Ia, MD 1887, Chicago Polyclinic 1904-07; m Faris Blakenship 1882 (dec 1919); s Ben F Jr; d Bertha (Mrs J R Clauser), Bessie (Mrs J S Wilson), Otis G (Mrs V L Strickland), Martha (Mrs Raymond Kiechel), Helen (Mrs Wiley Langford), Celia (Mrs Larry Hochguertel); m Pearl Stevenson 1922 Nemaha


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Co; 1878-81 sch tchr, Nemaha Co; 1881-82 prin Nemaha city schs; 1887-92 prin East sch, Beatrice; 1892-94 supt Hebron schs; 1894-1905 prac med in Brock; 1905- prac, Auburn, completed 45 years prac 1939, 25 years in Nemaha Co; author Medi-Cult, the ABC of the Med Profession; Religious Instruction & the Amer Pub Schs; author of med & ednl articles; mbr bd of edn 1907-27; Nemaha Co health ofcr since 1919; 20 years mbr Civil War veterans pension bd, Nemaha Co; during World War mbr draft bd & coun of defense, examined all soldiers from Nemaha Co; Nemaha Co Med Soc, secy many years; Neb St & AMA; Amer Med Authors Assn; pres Assn of Neb Sch Bds & Execs 1927-28; AF&AM; past master, RAM; OES; Presby Ch, elder; Rep; wife grad U of N, past tchr in Auburn, parents came from Mo to Brownville 1865; off & res 2111 L, Auburn.

   LORANCE, PAUL R: Insurance Agent; b Auburn, Neb Mar 6, 1895; s of William H Lorance-Luella A Rutherford; ed Auburn HS; m Bernice Redfern May 27, 1919 Nebraska City (dec 1933); d Helen; 1912-23 with First Natl Bank of Auburn; 1923-35 P M, Auburn; 1933- opr Paul R Lorance Ins Agency; J P; mbr vol fire dept; during World War in 3rd training batt of US army S C 1918; Amer Leg, comm; dir C of C; AF&AM; York Rite; Meth Ch; Rep; hobby, hunting; res 1421 14th, Auburn.

   LUTGEN, CLIFFORD ATHENIEUS: Physician & Surgeon; b Athens Co, O Nov 7, 1872; s of Athenieus Lutgen-Sara C Asa; ed Colby Kas HS; Salina Kas Normal U 1896-97; Cotner U, MD 1901; Chicago Med Coll 1903-05; New York Med Sch 1927; m Myrtle B Combs Aug 1903 Tecumseh (dec 1918); s Arnold C; d Grace Irene; m Adah P Hanks Nov, 1919 Auburn (dec 1931); s Marshall; m Edna Rhae Hanks July 1935 Nebraska City; reared on homestead in W Kas; 1892-96 tchr, Thomas Co Kas; 1901 prac in Auburn; 1914 estab Auburn Hosp; author of med articles; Natl Research Coun; Neb Hosp Assembly, pres; Nemaha Co Med Soc, past pres; Mo Valley Med Soc; Neb St & AMA; C of C; Kiwanis, past pres; chmn of coun since 1923; IOOF, past noble grand; AF&AM; KT, RAM; Chris Ch, elder 35 years; Rep, past committeeman & del; hobby, hunting big game Canada & Mexico; res Auburn.

   McKNIGHT, THOMAS EDWARD: Merchant; b Hiawatha, Kas Jan 12, 1874; s of John J McKnight-Mary E Vanderbilt; ed Brown Co Kas; Hiawatha Kas Acad; m Edna Eavey Sept 1905 Keedysville Md; s John P; d Elizabeth (Mrs Pat Northrup), Margaret; 1890-94 emp in P O, Hiawatha Kas; 1894-97 with Graham Clothing Co, Minneapolis Kas & Garnett Kas; 1899-1925 mgr & stockholder Graham Clothing Co Inc at Auburn, 1925- owner under name of McKnight Clothing Co; Allied Clothiers Inc; 4-H Club; C of C; Country Club; AF&AM, past master; Sesostris Shrine; RAM, past high priest; KT, past comm; Rep; res 16th & M, Auburn.

   McPHERREN, FIELD L: Insurance Agent; b Maywood, Neb July 27, 1895; s of Will R McPherren- Jennie L Hitchcock; ed Nelson HS; Nelson Coll of Applied Science 1912-14; m Gertrude A McCutchan May 1, 1915 Geneva; s Warren Gene; d Doris H (Mrs Marshal Howe), Marjorie C (Mrs Eugene J Ely), Donna M, Maxine D, Helen G; 1914-17 farmed in Nuckolls Co; 1927-30 with Bankers Life Ins Co at Edgar, 1930-35 gen agt for SE Neb at Auburn; 1935- gen agt in SE Neb for Guarantee Mutual Life Inc Co; dir sch bd 6 years; mbr BSA coun; secy-treas Auburn municipal band; active in band & orchestra work in Nelson & Edgar many years; C of C; Kiwanis, dir & past pres; dir ARC; AF&AM; Meth Ch, secy bd of trustees, SS supt; Rep; hobbies, music, hunting, motor-boating; off Wells Bldg; res 903 16th, Auburn.

   MASTIN, IVAN EDWARD: Auto Dealer; b Auburn, Neb Feb 14, 1893; s of John H Mastin-Eliza T Taylor; ed Auburn HS; U of N 1914-15; m Helen Trittle Sellers Dec 18, 1919 Auburn; d Helen Marie, Janet Irene; 1913-14 sch tchr, Nemaha Co; 1914-29 with two brothers org Auburn Auto Co, taking Buick Agcy which father estab 1908; 1929- owner & mgr Mastin Motor Co, Auburn, agcy for Buick, Pontiac & GMC; life mbr vol fire dept; during World War 1918-19 in US army med corps, in chg of surgical ward, gen hosp 26, Fort Des Moines Ia; Amer Leg, co comm, 3 terms vice-comm; Country Club; Auburn Improvement Club; Kiwanis; AF&AM; RAM; KT; Presby Ch, deacon 16 years, past trustee; Rep; hobbies, golf, hunting & fishing; res 1516 N, Auburn.

   MAY, ALLAN DANIEL: Editor; b Mound City, Mo Jan 26, 1876; s of Leonidas M May-Martha Ellen Hanna; ed Falls City HS; U of N 1893-95; m Maude Alice Wylie Oct 22, 1902 Falls City; s Edgar Wylie; 1895-96 tchr, Richardson Co; 1896-1904 with Falls City Journal, editor 1900-04; 1907 editor Nemaha Co Herald except 1919-29 when Nemaha Co dep clk; conducted weekly column Facts & Fancies past 43 years, former contributor to magazines; Neb Writers Guild; C of C; Kiwanis, past pres; Episc Ch; Rep; hobby, fishing; res 2203 O, Auburn.

   MILAM, CYRUS GRANT: Florist; b Knox Co, Ill Nov 12, 1867; s of Lewis Milam-Alzina Morse; ed Ia; Nemaha Co; Stella HS; PSTC 1888-90; m Jennie Coatney Oct 21, 1891 Auburn; s Paul, Lewis H, Lawson, Glover; d Bernice M (Mrs E C Holz), Thecla Irene (Mrs George Smith), Audrey (Mrs C E Davis); 1890-93 farmed with father near Auburn; 1896-1900 oprd greenhouse & truck farm, Humboldt; 1900-08 oprd vegetable farm & plant bus, Auburn; 1908- owner & mgr Milam Greenhouses; has one of longest continuous records as florist in Neb; past mbr city coun; majority candidate for mayor; Auburn Businessmen's Improvement Club; Neb St Florists Soc; TDS; Chris Set Ch; Rep; hobby, gardening; res 2124 P, Auburn.

   NORDLUND, CARL ALFRED: Merchant; b Topeka, Kas Dec 3, 1888; s of John Nordlund-Augusta Carlson; ed Topeka Kas HS; Daugherty Bus Coll, Topeka Kas 1906-07; m Maude Frances Nelson June 2, 1914 Omaha; d Frances Eileen; 1907-15 in ofc of gen mgr CRI&P RR, Topeka Kas; 1915-37 with Carl O Nelson co-owner & mgr Nelson-Nordlund Farm Equipment, Seed & Coal Co, at Auburn; 1937- mgr; dlr in McCormick-Deering machinery 25 years; Midwest Farm Impl Dlrs Assn, past pres; Natl Fedn of Impl Dlrs Assns, dir; past pres past secy Kiwanis, past lt gov div 6, Neb-Ia dist; AF&AM; Scot Rite; Presby Ch; hobby, flowers, roses,res Auburn.

   PATE, WALTER ROMMY: College President; b Jefferson Co, Ind Nov 26, 1877; s of R R Pate-Eliza Ellen Buchanan; ed Orleans HS; U of N, BA 1917; Columbia U, MA 1929; Kappa Delta PI; Phi Delta Kappa; m Gertrude Louisa Sewell Apr 21, 1900 McCook; s Leonard Leroy, Robert Sewell; d Neva Beatrice (Mrs F W Yanders), Mildred Ellen; 1896-1900 supt of schs, Danbury; 1900-02 supt of schs, Trenton; 1902-05, supt at Grafton; 1905-10 supt at Sidney; 1910-23 supt at Alliance; 1918-23 prof, dept of edn, CSTC; 1923- pres PSTC; 1923 pres NSTA; Neb Schoolmasters Club, NEA; Kiwanis; AF&AM; RAM, KT, Scot Rite 32o; Tangier Shrine; Meth Ch; Dem; res Peru.

   PATTERSON, HERBERT EDWARD: Nursery Owner; b Peru, Neb Apr 1, 1872; s of John Patterson-Eliza Jane Mtichell (sic); ed Peru HS; PSTC 1887-89; m Fannie E Bates Dec, 1893 Lincoln; s Herbert Francis; d Gladys May (Mrs Warren Stephenson); 1891-93 first teleg opr CB&Q RR, Hot Springs S D; 1892-93 opr, Mullen; 1893-96 opr, Minnekahta, S D; 1897-1905 teleg opr, Dawson & Campbell; 1905- fruit-grower & farmer, Peru; 1911- auto dlr, estab first garage at Peru; owner Mt Vernon Nursery, Peru; candidate for mayor 1939; owner town & country property; 1893 correspondent at Mullen for Omaha World Herald; past treas C of C; ORT; BPOE; Dem, mbr Nemaha Co Central Com 25 years; hobbies, hunting, fishing; father came from England to Peru in 1850's, oprd first drug store at Peru; res Peru.

   REIMERS, EVERETT NATHAN: Clerk of District Court; b Nemaha Co, Neb Mar 11, 1906; s of Arlie F Reimers-Maude Hayes; ed Brock HS; U of N, 1926-30; mbr varsity wrestling team; Delta Sigma Phi; m Clara May Stites Mar 28, 1930 Sidney Ia; s Charles A, John L; d Joan, 1930-34 farmed near Auburn; 1935-37 Nemaha Co dept clk; 1937- clk of dist court, Nemaha Co; Neb Assn of Clks of Dist Court; C of C; Kiwanis; AF&AM; IOOF; Ch of Christ; Dem; res 912 16th, Auburn.

   ROHRS, HENRY WILLIAM: Farmer; b Nemaha Co, Neb July 23, 1887; s of Dietrich Rohrs-Minnie F Bohling; ed Linden; m Friedarica Moerer May 1912 (dec 1913); m Anna Frieda Bobling Feb 1916 Johnson; s Arthur F, Alvin H, Henry W Jr; d Ella M, Marietta A, Ruby M, Hazel E; 1911- farmer & livestock feeder near Johnson; hog & cattle raiser in Nemaha Co 25 years; mbr sch bd 10 years; dir Comm Bank of Glenrock; Co-op Creamery Assn; Farmers Union, past pres; Hickory Grove Luth Ch; Dem; hobby, hunting; res Johnson.



Who's Who

   ROHRS, JOHANNES HEINRICH CHRISTOPH: Insurance Agent & Postmaster; b Hanover, Germany Sept 15, 1867; s of William Jonas Rohrs-Christlna Thomen; ed Hanover Germany; m Emma Maria Lunzmann Nov 1894 Nemaha Co (dec 1932); s Rudolph, Gustav, John, Herman, August, Leo, Lloyd, William (dec 1934), Henry (dec 1914); d Annie (Mrs Albert Deubler), Minnie (Mrs Fred Hector), Lottie (Mrs Theodore Bergmann), Emma (Mrs Raley Balke), Louise (Mrs Richard Weers), Christina (Mrs Richard Richards), Leona (Mrs Ivan Michaels); m Pearl Loomis Rockermann Apr 1935 Nebraska City; learned granite & stonecutters trade in Germany; 1886 came to Nemaha CO; stone-cutter, gen contr, builder & bricklayer in E Neb 25 years; owner Rohr Quarry many years; 1896-1916 grain dlr & elevator mgr; owner 2 farms near Rohrs; 1910-22 built entire village of Rohrs; built many churches & other structures in Nemaha Co; 1910-31 owner & mgr Rohrs Gen Store, Rohrs; 1929- P M; 1897-1907, 1919-22, 1925- secy German Amer Mutual Life Ins Co, Rohrs; 1916-25 dir Farmers Securities Bank, pres 1925-28; Luth Ch, deacon; Indep; res Rohrs.

   ROSE, WALTER HIGBEE: Superintendent Gas Co; b Pierre S D Apr 18, 1886; s of James A Rose-Abbie Higbee; ed Pierre S D HS; S D Sch of Mines, Rapid City 1905-07; m Mabel Roebling Nov 20, 1913 Omaha; s Donald J; step-s Henry M; d Rogene; 1907-09 salesman, Klopp-Bartlett Printing Co, Omaha; 1909-26 municipal engr & contr with Alamo Engine & Supply Co, Henningson Engineering Co, Fairbanks Morse Co, in chg of installation light plants, waterworks, sewers & paving in midwest; 1926-32 pub relations counsel for Central States Electric Co, Cedar Rapids Ia; 1932- with Northern Natl Gas Co of Omaha, 1934- supt in SE Neb, Auburn; past secy Kiwanis, ch mbr at Omaha, past lt gov 6th div Ia-Neb dist, past pres at Auburn; C of C; AF&AM; RAM; R&SM; Presby Ch; Rep; hobbies, cooking, sewing, fishing; res 1209 15th, Auburn.

   RUDDY, MICHAEL EDWARD: Electrical Dealer; b Holt Co, Neb Apr 25, 1879; s of Anthony Ruddy-Mary Connor; ed Holt Co; Cedar Rapids Sch of Penmanship; ICS, 1925; m Anna Myrtle Wehrstein Aug 5, 1901 Sioux City Ia; s Arlo Wayne; d Gladys LaVergne; 1891-1901 emp on farms in Ia; 1901-03 worked in MoP RR shops at Omaha, 1903-08 at Auburn; 1908-18 with Baker Drug Co of Keokuk Ia at Humboldt; 1918-19 with Delco Co in Richardson Co; 1920- opr Delco & Frigidaire Agcy, owner & opr m E Ruddy Electrical Service, Auburn; mbr city coun 7 years, pres; Delco-Frigidaire State Sales Orgn; C of C; AF&AM; pres Richardson Co SS Assn 1917-18; Meth Ch, steward 20 years; Rep; hobby, travel; off 913 Central Ave; res 1220 13th, Auburn.

   SCHAFFER, BRADY B: Chiropractor; b Lucas, Kas Mar 16, 1887; s of George W Schaffer-Arrissa Brown; ed Lucas Kas HS; Palmer Sch of Chiropractic, Davenport Ia; m Lora Dodds July 1910 Russell Kas; s Leon Arret, Wayne W; d Ruth Aldyth, Muriel B (Mrs F D Reichardt); 1915- chiropractor, Auburn; took first state chiropractic bd examination in Neb; mbr bd of edn 12 years; past VP Neb Chiropractic Assn, past dist pres; Natl Chiropractic Assn; C of C; Chris Ch, elder, deacon; Indep; hobby, antique furn; off 922 1/2 Central Ave; res 1600 Central Ave, Auburn.

   THOMAS, FRANK EVERETT: Merchant; b Brownville, Neb Nov 19, 1895; s of Benjamin Thomas-Frances S Gillard; ed Elm Okla; Brownville; m Frances Naomi Daugherty June 7, 1920 Nemaha; s Marvin Lyle, Frank James; d Margaret Aurolyn; 1912-8, 1919-23 farmed near Brownville; 1927 owner & mgr dept store, also hdw & coal bus; 1935- owner & mgr Thomas Theater, Brownville; active in farming, fruit growing & hog raising; 1933- mbr city coun; 1935- city treas; 1937- notary pub; during World War in QMC, US army, Camp Grant, Rockford Ill, 1918; Amer Leg; IGA; AF&AM; OES; Chris Ch; Dem, mbr Nemaha Central Com; hobbies, fishing, travel; res Brownville.

   TUCKER, CLARENCE CHRISTOPHER: Merchant & Lumber Dealer; b Howe, Neb May 7, 1892; s of E J Tucker-Kate E Scott; ed Howe & Auburn; U of N 1909-10; m Fairy Helen Curtis Dec 1915 Stella; s Curtis Edward; 1910-37 with father in lbr, & hdw bus in Howe; since father's death in 1937 mgr C C Tucker Hdw & Lbr Co; active promoter of aeronautics, especially new landing fields in Nemaha Co; owner of radio broadcasting & receiving equipment, mbr Neb Emergency Network; Omaha Aeronautical Assn; Aeronautical Assn of Neb; S E Neb Radio Club; Evang Ch; Rep; hobbies, amateur radio, cabinet making; off & res Howe.

   TUSHLA, FRANCIS MICHAEL: Physician & Surgeon; b Atkinson Neb Mar 30, 1907; s of Peter C Tushla-Susie Steskal; ed Atkinson HS; Creighton U; BSc 1929, MD 1931; m Ruth Shelley June 1934 Auburn; s Terry J; d CaroI Frances; 1924 pitcher for championship outstate baseball team, Atkinson; 1931 interne St Joseph's Hosp, Omaha; graduate work Cook Co Hosp, Chicago; 1932- prac in Auburn; owner & chief of staff Tushla Gen Hosp of Auburn since 1937, specializing in surgery; 1936 leader diptheria prevention campaign in Nemaha Co, immunizing approximately 95 percent of all children; author several articles in med journals; 1936 pres Nemaha Co Med Soc; Neb St & AMA; Kiwanis; C of C; Country Club; Cath; Dem; hobbies, music, sports, especially baseball; off Gen Hosp; res 1102 14th, Auburn.

   TYLER, EUGENE MONROE: Physician & Surgeon; b Sneedville, Tenn Feb 19, 1863; s of Henry Tyler-Elizabeth Jessie; ed Sneedville Tenn HS; Carson & Newman Coll, Jefferson City Tenn, MA 1894; U of Tenn, MD 1885; m Florence Louisa Quillen May 6, 1886 Jonesville Va; s Varro Eugene, Alonzo Lewis; d Ida Gertrude (Mrs F C Grant), Irene N (Mrs Neil McComas Cecil); 1885- prac in Auburn, one of the longest continuous practices in single comm in state; 1890- surg & local dispenser MoP RR past 20 years; mbr Auburn sch bd 20 years; Nemaha Co coroner; org BSA work in Auburn; during World War active in ARC work; Nemaha Co Med Soc, past pres; Neb St Med Assn; ch pres Kiwanis; AF&AM, past master; RAM, past high priest; KT, past comm; OES, past patron; eMth (sic) Ch, chmn bd of trustees; Rep; off Cline Bldg; res Auburn.

   TYNON, WILLIAM A: Farmer; b Peru, Neb Dec 25, 1882; s of William Tynon-Bridget Coonan; ed Peru HS; PSTC; m Vashti Cornell July 3, 1910 Nebraska City; s John, Andrew; d Virginia (Mrs Ivan Newton), Elizabeth, Isabel; farmer since 1911; past mbr sch bd; AAA, com mbr; has had grand champions in many livestock shows, including Amer Royal in Kansas City; ch mbr Kiwanis; KP; Cath Ch; Dem; father came from Ireland & pur farm near Peru 1869; res Peru.

   WELLS, FRANK EDWARD: Banker & Farmer; b Perry, Ia Jan 23, 1881; s of James Milton Wells- Isabel Lenora Peck; ed Auburn HS; m Adah E Bath Nov 1930 Auburn; s Frank Bath, Eugene Milton; 1900-08 with A H Gilmore & Sons Clothing Co of Auburn; 1908-14 with Arthur M Gray Shoe Co, Columbus; 1914-20 traveled in N Neb for Henry E Bragg Leather Co; 1920-30 traveled in northern states for Thompson-Ehlers Leather Co, Chicago; 1930-32 owner & mgr Wells Shoe Co, Auburn; 1932 bus mgr real est & farms in Nemaha Co; 1935- pres Auburn State Bank; dir Sheridan Cemetery Assn; mbr foundation bd & dir Bryan Memorial Hosp, Lincoln; Neb & Amer Bankers Assns; C of C, pres 1939; Auburn Country Club; Meth Ch; Dem; hobbies, comm & civic work; res Auburn.

   WILHELMS, MENO H J: Store Manager; b Jemgum, Germany June 22, 1896; s of Emil Wilhelms- Elskea Steen; ed Rosemont; Dubuque Coll, Dubuque Ia; m Grace Lyon Aug, 1921 David City; s Meno Lyon Jr, Roger Bruce; prior to 1917 with Stein Brothers, Hastings; 1917-21 with J C Penny Co at David City, 1922-25 asst mgr at Falls City, 1925- mgr at Auburn; past mbr sch bd; dir & past pres Kiwanis; C of C, dir; Chris Ch; Rep; res Auburn.

   WILSON, JAMES SAMUEL: Physician & Surgeon; b Otoe Co, Neb Sept 8, 1872; s of Enoch H Wilson-Eunice Jarrett; ed Otoe Co; Highland Park Coll, Des Moines Ia 1891-93; U of Ia, MD 1896; Post Grad Med Sch of Chicago 1906; m Bessie Lorance June 1906 Auburn; d Ellen (Mrs Wallace D Sugden), Katherine (Mrs T R Pagett); 1897- prac in Johnson, specialist in rectal diseases; 1929- also opr off in Nebraska City; introduced diptheria antitoxin in Nemaha Co & began treatment in this section; chmn sch bd 20 years; mbr & chmn of town bd 20 years; city phys 40 years during World War volunteered at beginning of war, mbr HG; Neb St Med Assn, mbr 30 years; MWA; Meth Ch; Dem; res Johnson.

   WILTSE, VIRGIL JAMES: Attorney; b Falls City, Neb June 26, 1912; s of John Wiltse-Elsie Peck; ed Falls City HS; U of N, LLB; Phi Alpha Delta; m Lola Rogers Nov 2, 1937 Lincoln; adm to Neb bar 1935; 1936-37 prac with father, Falls City- 1937- with Robert M Armstrong, in firm of Armstrong & Wiltse, Auburn; past


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city atty, Humboldt; secy Auburn C of C 1939; Kiwanis; Meth Ch; Rep; off 1213 1/2 J; res 1208 13th, Auburn.

   WRIGHTSMAN, FRED J: Grocer & Farmer; b Ainsworth, Neb Feb 9, 1887; s of J E Wrightsman-Mary Ann Wells; ed PSTC; Grand Island Bus Coll, 1903-04; m Laura Maude Metcalf Nov, 1909 Auburn; d Lorene, Miriam Frances; 1907-09 rancher near Douglas Wyo; 1909-14 with Douglas Wyo Merc Co; 1914 owner & opr Fred J Wrightsman Groc Co, Auburn; owner & opr several Nemaha Co farms; secy bd of pub works & in chg of municipal light plant; past mbr & secy city coun; C of C, dir; Kiwanis, dir; AF&AM, past secy; RAM; Scot Rite, 32o, Lincoln; Meth Ch; Rep; hobby, farming; off 1300 J; res 1105 14th, Auburn.

   YATES, EDWARD COE: Hotel Owner; b Tama Co, Ia Oct 18, 1898; s of Andrew James Yates-Hettie Mariah Coe; ed Ia, Neb & Wyo; m Wriebrie Winga June 1922 Hopkins Mo; d Lola W, Eleanor G, Edna Mae; 1919-32 ptr of father in Colenso Hotel at Washington Ia, Bainum Hotel at Maryville Mo, Clifton HoteI at Blair & apt house, Omaha; 1925- owner Avenue Hotel, Auburn; 1932- pres of Yates-Wings Hotel Co, owner & mgr Avenue & Auburn Hotels; during World War mbr SATC; Northwestern Hotel Assn; Neb Hotel Assn; mbr sponsors com, BSA troop 321, past scoutmaster; C of C; Kiwanis; Country Club; AF&AM; RAM; KT; Rep; hobbies, stamp collecting, boys work; off & res Auburn.

   YONT, EDWIN CLARENCE: Banker& Landowner; b Nebraska City, Neb Apr 12, 1868; s of John Yont-Sophia Atkinson; ed Nemaha Co; Lincoln; m Stella Norton Dec 24, 1898 Talmage; d Helen, Gladys; 1892 cash Bank of Brock, 1919- pres; oldest acting bank cash in Neb in continuous service with same institution; 1925- pres Fremont Joint-Stock Land Bank; past mbr sch & village bds; past pres Masonic-Eastern Star Home for Children, Fremont; vol in Sp-Amer & World Wars; Fourth Regional Clearing House Assn, dir; ch mbr Neb Bankers Assn; Amer Bankers Assn; AF&AM, past master, 1926-39 mbr grand lodge bd of relief; RAM; KT; Scot Rite, 33o; Sesostris Shrine; OES, mbr foreign relations com & gen grand ch, grand trustee, past patron, past grand patron; Prot; Rep; hobby, collecting firearms; father preempted farm near Brock in 1856; res Brock.

   YOUNG, HENRY L: Insurance Agent; b Nemaha Co, Neb Oct 28, 1862; s of Phillip Young-Philippina ___; ed Nemaha Co; m Ella Roe 1883 Nebraska City (dec 1919); s Frank L, Dr Raymond A; d Grace (Mrs Julius Gilbert), m Dorothy B McCabe June1914 Chicago; 1886-1913 owner & mgr City Meat Market, Johnson; 1913-19 mgr various ints in Nemaha Co; 1919- agt at Auburn for Standard Reliance Ins Co, formerly Dwelling House Ins Co of Lincoln; 1909 pur first 4-cylinder car in Johnson; Luth Ch; Indep; hobby, travel; off & res 17th & K, Auburn.




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