SALINE COUNTY Robert R. Hastings SALINE COUNTY was created by act of the first Nebraska Territorial legislature, which convened Jan.16, 1855.Permanent organization was effected in 1867, the year Nebraska became a state. Saline County received its name from the impression held by pioneers that there were great salt deposits within the county. This, however, proved false. Immigration into Saline County began in the early sixties. The first election was held in 1862, at which time three commissioners, a county clerk, a county treasurer, a sheriff, a county judge and a surveyor were chosen. Early settlements for the most part were on the eastern boundary of the county along the banks of the Blue river and this part of the county was settled by a sturdy band of Czech immigrants, whose descendants in many instances still reside on the original homesteads. Four miles south of Crete stands a fitting monument to these early Czech homesteaders. Many other groups were attracted by the prospect of cheap land and also came to Saline County. The Burlington and Missouri River railroad, now the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy, was the first build into the county. This company received land grant from congress and proceeded to build west of Lincoln to Kearney. The railroad was ompleted to Crete on June 12, 1871, to Dorchester on July 4, and later in the month reached Friend. This railroad took care of the transportation needs of the northern part of the county. Seeing the desirability of building a branch line down the Blue river from Crete to Wymore, the Omaha and Southwestern railroad company, subsidiary of the Burlington, completed a line from Crete to Beatrice on Dec. 22, 1871. Settlements were made later the southern end of the county and in 1884 the Nebraska and Colorado railroad, another Burlington subsidiary constructed a road from DeWitt to Tobias. This line was completed to Holdrege in 1886. In 1887 the Kansas City and Omaha laid trackage from Fairmont to the junction south of Fairbury; this cut the southwest corner of the county and gave Tobias both an east-west, and north-south line. All this track is now owned by the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy. In November, 1888, the Missouri Pacific railroad company completed a branch line from Auburn to Crete,which provided transportation facilities for a large agricultural section of the state not previously served with a railroad. The Missouri Pacific received a $35,000 grant from Crete for building this line into the city. In In that bond election, held June 18, 1887, the vote was 388 in favor of the bonds and twelve opposed. Colonel Thomas Doane, first superintendent of the Burlington railroad, left his name permanently in the history of Nebraska, when, as a result of his interest in the at college at Crete, the school was named Doane College. In 1871 the city of Crete made an offer to the Congregational church which resulted in the establishment of the college there. The offer included a frame building valued at $4,000 the block on which it was located,eighty acres of land donated by the Burlington railroad, fifty town lots in Crete, and cash subscriptions of $3,000, making a total donation of $15,000. Later the Burlington agreed to deed 600 acres of valuable land to Doane College if the school would raise $30,000 for needed improvements. Colonel Doane agreed to make a personal contribution of $10,000, providing the college would raise the $20,000 balance as required by the Burlington offer. The money was raised - $10,000 from Nebraskans, $10,000 from Colonel Doane, and the rest from outside the state. The Burlington railroad deeded its 600 acres to Doane on Dec 30, 1873. The college since its organization has been sponsored by the Congregational Churches of Nebraska and today is on a firm financial foundation. The ideals of the college expressed by its founders are well presented in a Doane College Bulletin, which said: Doane Coll'ege has been responsive to the best demands of the times in broadening and enriching its courses, providing electives and improving its facilities and methods of instruction; and it has held true to the ideal of broad culture and sound mental trading. Denominational in origin, it has never been subject to ecclesiastical control, nor has its work been in any sense sectarian. At the same time its religious spirit and influence have always been strong and vital, having for their inspiration the words of the college motto, We build on Christ." Immediately after construction of the Burlington railroad along the north side of the county and down the Blue valley there was a great flood of' immigration into the county. Those who desired to enter a homestead or purchase land were forced to take land in the center or the west side of the county, more remote from the towns and settlements. On July 26, 1874, came the first horde of grasshoppers. Fortunately the small grain had been cut and harvested. There was a fine stand of corn that year and gardens of the settlers promised rich yields. Suddenly clouds of grasshoppers darkened the sun. Chickens thinking the day was over went to roost; and when the insects alighted upon railroad tracks, they were so dense trains could not be operated. No living plant escaped them and as one narrator stated, "They ate the pitchfork handles." A woman who saw her fine garden disappear in only a few hours, stated she would believe he story any person would tell about grasshoppers, no matter how fantastic it was. As the entire corn crop in 1874 was destroyed it was necessary to ship feed into Saline County and many residents were compelled to accept the bounty of eastern friends in order to live through the following winter. In 1875 a small number of grasshoppers was hatched, and little damage resulted to growing crops. However,in 1876, Saline County again visited by a horde of grasshoppers which destroyed all growing crops. Again the settlers needed assistance to tide them over until a new crop could be raised. Fortunately, in 1877 torrential rains came at the hatching season, ending he grasshopper scourge. The years 1874, 1875 and 1876 were years that tried men's souls. Many settlers became discouraged, packed their belongings and returned to their homes in the east. But those who remained, bound by the common tie of necessity, saw abundant crops in the ensuing years. With the well built homes of today, windbreaks cross the land, the fine systems of communication and highways, it is difficult to believe the tales of suffering occasioned by blizzards on the open prairie in earlier years. The blizzard of Easter Sunday, April 13, 1673, is one of the most severe spring storms ever recorded. The day started mild and pleasant, then a misty rain developed; the temperature dropped rapidly, and soon a blizzard as raging. This storm surprised many settlers with unsheltered stock and in many instances with inadequate supply of provisions and fuel. The blizzard lasted four days, leaving a great loss of livestock in Saline County and much suffering among the settlers. The famous "Blizzard of '88," which occurred on Jan 12, caused many fatalities throughout the state and was particularly severe in Saline County. It,too, began on a day which dawned clear and mild. By mid afternoon, however, the storm was at its height. During the autumns the danger of fire on the open prairies was a constant menace to settlers. Fire guards were plowed around all the settlers cabins, schoolhouses, and settlements. The prairie fire on election day, Oct 14, 1873, was one of the country's great tragedies. A group of immigrants, westward bound, had camped along Swan creek to cook a meal. Because of the high south wind, they were extremely careful, they thought, in putting out the embers of their fire, but after the party had moved on, a live ember set fire to the prairie grass and one of the most destructive prairie fires in the history of the county followed. Swept before the heavy wind, the fire raced northward across the county. A Mrs. Morey saw the fire coming in the distance, and rode horseback to the schoolhouse ahead of the fire. The teacher Miss Ella Taylor, begged her to stay at the schoolhouse but she insisted on taking out of the building ten children who were related to her. A short distance from the school house they were encircled fire. Mrs. Morey did everything she could the children but all except two of the party died from bums. Only those who wore woolen clothing survived. Had the party remained at the school house, all would have been saved. The Saline County seat has been located in three places. Swan City was named the seat government in 1867. At that time Swan City was the only town in the county. It was located just west of the present city of DeWitt, and today not one stone remains upon another to mark the spot where this thriving community was located. In the meantime a settlement arose very near the center of the county and was named Pleasant Hill. Demand for relocation of the county seat began after Pleasant Hill was founded. On May 11, 1871, an election was called wherein Crete, Dorchester, Pleasant Hill and Swan City contested for the county seat. No majority was received any of the locations voted upon, and on Jun 3, 1871, another election was held. No record of this vote is in existence but Pleasant Hill won, and in July, 1871, the records were moved from Swan City to Pleasant Hill. The lumber for the new court house at Pleasant Hill was hauled from Nebraska, City, seventy miles away. The building remained in existence until 1917. The district court room on the second floor of the courthouse, was used for many social affairs in the heyday of Pleasant Hill. Pleasant Hill lost its chance for a railroad when the Burlington built west from Crete, and again agitation for removal of the county seat began. On Sept. 4, 1877, Crete, Wilber, Pleasant Hill, Dorchester, Friend and Center were voted on as county seat locations, but no place received majority. At another election on Sept 18, Crete Wilber and Pleasant Hill were voted on, and although none received a majority, Pleasant Hill was eliminated. On Nov. 6 of the same year at the time of the general election, Wilber won the county seat by a majority of 230 votes. A long legal battle followed, instituted by Crete residents, contesting the validity. of the election All parties to the action agreed to accept the decision of Judge Weaver at Falls City, on Jan. 28, 1878. Citizens from Wilber met at Pleasant Hill that day to remove the records to Wilber, if the decision favored them. Wilber adherents, 300 strong with 160 Wagons and teams, waited all day at Pleasant Hill, ready to load the records and start to Wilber. Late in the afternoon a message was received purporting to come from the proper authority stating the action had been decided in favor of Wilber. The wagons were loaded with the county records and started for Wilber under heavy guard, reaching that town late in the night. The wagon bearing the county treasurers safe, however, went into the ditch at Turkey creek and a guard was detailed to remain with it until reinforcements could be procured from Wilber. The courthouse erected at Wilber was completed in 1879 at a cost of $14,000. The building stood forty feet by eighty-four feet, two stories height. During the years, the building went into disrepair, offering an opportunity for Crete to again make a bid for the county seat. On Sept. 14, 1920, a special election was held in which Crete received a plurality vote but lacked the necessary 60 percent majority. The question of the county seat location, however, was far from settled. Crete would not concede its loss and settlement of the controversy was delayed until 1927, when by agreement of both Crete and Wilber adherents, a bond election was held which carried by a large majority. The bond issue was used to erect a courthouse and a jail at Wilber, Thus ended more than a half century of dissension between the northern and southern parts of the county, and the best of feeling now prevails between Wilber and Crete. ************************************************************** ACH, JOSEPH: Attorney; b Milligan, Neb Jan 2, 1911; s of Vaclav Ach-Agnes Vejraska: ed Milligan HS; U of N, BA 1931, LLB 1933; m Blanche J Fritz July 2, 1935 Geneva; s Bernard J, Howard F; 1933 adm to prac Neb bar and fed courts; 1933 prac law, Milligan; 1937- prac law, Friend; 1934- city atty, Milligan; 1938- city atty, Friend; Fed Land Bank of Omaha, counsel for Saline Co; 7th Judicial Dist Bar Assn; Neb St Bar Assn, past mbr exec com of jr bar section; KP, past chancellor Stotsenberg lodge, Milligan; Rotary, secy; ZCBJ, pres 1938-39, del to natl conv 1937 Milwaukee Wis. representative of Svatopluk Czech lodge 76 of Milligan: hobby, travel; off First Natl Bank Bldg; res 503 Cedar, Friend. AKSAMIT, FRED J: Secretary-Treasurer Milling Co; b Wilber, Neb July 4, 1890; s of Joseph Aksamit-Mary Zwonechek; ed Wilber; Capital City Comm Coll, Des Moines la 1911; Operative Millers Laboratories, Chicago 1913; m Mary T Kasi Oct 28, 1913 Wilber; s Dennis; d Jacqueline; father in milling bus; 1912-13 emp in mill, gained knowledge of bus: 1914-20 held various positions in mill; 1920- secy and treas Zwonechek and Aksamit Milling Co; during World War mill under govt control, active in Liberty Loan, ARC and YMCA drives; Neb Millers Assn; mbr sch bd; C of C, past chmn 6 years; Rotary, first secy and past pres; AF and AM 64, past worshipful master; life mbr Scot Rite, 32 degree; life mbr Shrine, Sesostris temple; OES 69, past worthy patron 5 years; KP, past chancellor, comm; DOKK; Prot; hobbies, raising and propagation of fruit trees; res Wilber. AKSAMIT, JOSEPH: Miller; b Nova Lips, Czechoslovakia Dec 13, 1863; s of Anton Aksamit-Alicia Rousher; ed Saline Co; m Mary Zwonechek Nov 28, 1888 Wilber; celebrated golden wedding anniversary Nov 28, 1938; s Fred J, Steve; d Emma (Mrs Emil Skrdia); with parents came to U S in 1866, located in Wis; 1870 came to Wilber; assisted father in farming and blacksmithing; acquired 240 A of land and after marriage in 1888 farmed; later sold land and invested in small mill on Blue River at Wilber, beginning of present firm of Zwonechek and Aksamit Milling Co Wilber and Dewitt; during World War aided Liberty Loan, ARC and YMCA drives and placed mill I under govt contol; one son served O/S in US army; hobby, work; 1870 homesteaded 8 mi NE of Wilber walked from Omaha to Wilber as RR ended at Omaha at that time; learned blacksmith trade in Czechoslovakia; while working on homestead also engaged in blacksmithing; res Wilber. AKSAMIT, LEONARD REUBEN: Dentist; b Hallam, Neb Aug 16, 1905; s of Bedrich Aksamit-Katerina Jelinek; ed Hallam; Wilber HS 1922; Duane Coll; U of N, DDS 1929, BA 1931: Chi Phi, past pres; Delta Sigma Delta: m Anna Zajicek July 18. 1930 McCook; s Gary Leonard; 1929- dentist, Crete; Lincoln Dist Dental Soc; ADA; Cornhusker Study Club; Davis Dental Study Club; Jr C of C, past secy; C of C; AF and AM 37, jr warden; ZCBJ, past VP; Sokol: Izaak Walton: Czech Dramatic Club; Crete city band, past mbr; Jolly Rarnblers Orchestra; Presby Ch; hobbies, music and fishing; off 115 E 13th; res 644 Linden, Crete. ALLER, GEORGE HENRY: Director, of Music: b Shiremanstown, Penn Feb 12, 1871; s of Elliott Duffield Aller-Katherine Cramer; ed Doane Coll, priv music study under Frederic W Root and Frederic Grant Gleason of Chicago 1900; 1906-07 Berlin and Paris under G B Lamperti and G Sbriglia; sch activities, Crete Mil Band, baseball, Adelphian Male Quartet. org at Doane Coll Aug 1887, gave concerts over Neb and adjoining states while att coll, on road 3 years, professional quartet singing over US; mbrs engaged in different vocations and quartet continued professional engagements with reunions every summer until death of C L Alter in 1937; group sang annually for 50 years without change in mbrship and claimed distinction of being oldest quartet in the world without change of personnel; m Cynthia May Eichelberger, Aug 27, 1896 Council Bluffs la; s Dwight Francis, Charles Lynn; 1895-96 music tchr in Shelby Co Ia; 1897-1906 Franklin Acad dir of music; 1906-07 studied in Europe; upon return to U S, was called to PSTC as dir of music; spent 4 years at Boise Idaho, later at Neb Wes, then at Doane Coll as head of music dept 7 years, after which he spent 4 years as dir of sch of music, KSTC; during more than 12 years has given time to composing and furthering music of home town; org Cretonians, men's glee club of approximately 30 mbrs; past dir of music in Shelby Ia, Boise Idaho, Beatrice, Pawnee City, Tecumseh, Omaha and Lincoln: choir dir in 17 churches, under as many pastors in six denominations; now dir of choir of 70 mbrs in Beatrice; has several compositions on market with others in making, edited the Male Quartet Book, Vol 11 and Flag Song of Neb for Hinds Hayden and Eldredge Co of N Y; SATC music dir. Doane Coll; C of C, honorary mbr; AF and AM; MWA: Meth Ch; father came to Crete as missionary in 1872; res Crete. ANDERSON, MRS CHARLES LEE; b Rantoul, Ill; d of Charles F Guyer-Helen Lois Morse; ed Glenwood Ia, Lincoln Normal U, Lincoln; m Charles Lee Anderson June 3, 1896 Creighton (dec Dec 10, 1928) ; s Frank B (dec 1926), Neil J, Karl R; d Alice (Mrs P A Youngscap), Helen, Margaret; prior to marriage tchr 3 years in rural schs of la and Silver City la; tchr in Creighton 1 year and Atkinson 1 year; with husband came to Crete in 1915; during World War took part in ARC; Womans Club, past pres; First Congl Ch. past dept supt of SS 7 years; hobby, home and family; husband was supt. of schs many years at Atkinson, O'Neill. Ord, Bradshaw, Culbertson and Oxford; for a time in ins bus in Grand Island; later traveled for William Welch and Co sch supply house of Chicago until his death in 1928; res 1008 Forest, Crete. APFELBECK, ELMER B; Merchant and Sausage Manufacturer; b Wilber. Neb Mar 20, 1906; s of Frank J Apfelbeck-Jennie Brabec; ed Wilber HS 1923; in Alrna Vosika Sept 8, 1926 Lincoln; d Donna Lee, Shirley Fae, Joy EIlen, Jean Marie; 1923-24 with Western Electric Co, Chicago Ill; 1925 retd to Wilber and joined father in meat bus; 1935 with father and brother pur ints of Brabec; 1935- opr market as Apfelbeck and Sons; C of C; mbr vol fire dept; Sokol; mbr Wilber baseball team 5 years; KP; hobby, athletics; res Wilber. APFELBECK, FRANK J; Merchant and Sausage Manufacturer; b Wilber, Neb Apr 1, 1877; s of Frank Apfelbeck-Katherine Rezny; ed Wilber HS; Western Normal Coll, Lincoln; m Jennie Brabec Apr 27, 1904 Wilber; s Elmer, Stanley; d Irene (Mrs Walter Wick); farmed until 16 years old then emp by J W Wondra In meat bus; 1895 emp at Omaha in packing plants of Swift, Armour, Cudahy and Hammond until 1900; 1900 emp in meat market Fremont; 1901 in markets at Union and Ames; 1903-35 ptr in market at Wilber; 1935 pur int of ptr, Brabec; 1935- with sons opr under name of Apfelbeck and Sons, meat market and sausage mfrs; C of C; Wilber Swimming Pool Assn; MWA; res Wilber. ARON, EDWARD FRED; Merchant; b Crete Neb Oct 21, 1881; s of Charles Aron-Barbara Dolansky; ed Crete HS 1900; m Frances Amelia Gilbert Aug 19, 1915 Johnson; s Charles Gilbert; d Genevieve (dec); while in HS took part in athletics; father in tailoring and clothing bus; after graduation with father in bus; shortly after marriage pur fathers ints; aided in fund drives during World War; Allied Clothiers, ch mbr; Comml Club; AF and AM; Scot Rite; Triple Four Club; Prot; hobby, pinochle; off 1321 Main; res 1220 Grove Ave, Crete. ARON, EDWARD J; Manager Oil Co; b Crete, Neb Nov 17,1872; s of Thomas Aron-Elizabeth Nedela; ed Crete HS; bus coll, Omaha 1898; m Mary R Karten Dec 26, 1899 Wilber; s Thomas J, Benjamin; Franklin; father came to Saline Co in 1869, homesteaded SW of Crete; with father on farm until 1897; 1899-1912 farmed; 1912- leases and rents farms; 1904-30 secy and treas of first Farmers Co-op orgn in Crete, group built elevator in Crete In 1908; 1911-30 mgr grain bus of Farmers Co-op Elevator; 1912-29 with First State Bank of Crete as asst cash, later cash and VP of bank; 1929 disposed of banking int; 1930- secy-treas and mgr of F and M Co-op Gas and Oil Co; C of C; past dir sch bd; past pct assessor; ZCBJ; Sokol; Meth Ch; hobby, travel; off 248 E 13th; res Crete. ARON, THOMAS J; Banker; b Crete, Neb Sept 27. 1902; s of Ed J Aron-Mary R Karten; ed Doane Coll, BA 1925; m Lucille Edna Beals June 14, 1933 Crete; 1925-29 with First State Bank of Crete as bkkpr, later asst cashier; 1929 upon consolidation of First State Bank with Crete State Bank became asst cashier, 1933 cashier; 1935- city clk; Saline Co Bankers Assn, past pres; Neb and Amer Bankers Assns; Jr C of C, past VP, past pres; Sr C of C; VP Doane Coll Alumni Assn; past pres Crete HS Alumni Assn; AF and AM, past master; past high priest, RAM, dep grand high priest; R and SM; KT, Lincoln; OES; Meth Ch; hobbies, travel and livestock; off Crete State Bank; res 2013 Main, Crete. BAKER, MRS SADIE C GONZALES; Librarian; b near Philo, Ill; d of Silas W Gonzales-Eleanor Elliott; ed Philo Ill; m Charles F Baker Nov 26, 1891 Crete (dec 1931); s John G; d Ruby E (Mrs John Wielage); came to Elmwood, Cass Co, 1884 before bldg of RR; arrived In Crete 1888; husband conducted book store and later was plumber In Crete; Mrs Baker was sch tchr 5 years In Elmwood schs and later in Lincoln Co schs; 1889-91 cash for James Higton Dry Goods Store, Crete; 1921 librarian Crete Carnegie lib; son disabled in World War; only rnbr Columbian Club, one of oldest orgns in Crete, estab 1895; RNA, past recorder 40 years; SBA; hobbies, needlework, reading; off Carnegie Lib; res 1131 Ivy, Crete. BALZER, JACOB FRANK; Professor and Clergyman; b Mountain Lake, Minn June 11, 1884; s of Frank Balzer-Agatha Hiebert; ed Mtn Lake Minn; St James Minn HS 1903; Bethel Coll, Newton Kas 1905; Carleton Coll, Northfield Minn, BA 1910; Divinity Sch, U of Chicago, MA 1913; U of Chicago 1918-20, grad work 1933-34; Delta Theta Chi; Phi Beta Cappa; m Alleda Van der Smissen June 19, 1913 Berne Ind; d Margaret, Wilma, Charlotte; 1905-07 tchr rural sch, Mtn Lake Minn; 1910-11 with father in lbr bus at Mtn Lake Minn; 1913-18 prof of Bible and dean of Bethel Coll, Newton Kan; May 1914 ordained to ministry of Mennonite Ch, 1921 ministerial standing tsfrd to St Paul Assn of Minn St Conf of Congi and Chris Churches; 1920-33 chmn depts of Bible and Sociology, Carleton Coll, Northfield Minn; 1934-36 trade investigator, field div of NRA, Northfield Minn; part of that time in div of survey of changes in labor and trade prac standards; Jan 31, 1937 minister First Congl Ch, Crete and acting prof sociology and religion. Doane Coll; 4-min man at Newton Kas during World War; Midwest Assn of Tchrs of Religion, past pres; mbr of Minn and Neb St Ministerial Qualifications Committees of Congl and Chris Chs; mbr state coms for young peoples work in both Minn and Neb; hobby, rock gardening; off 408 E 12th; res 408 E 12th, Crete. BAMER, MRS JENNIE; Homemaker; b Ionia, Mich Jan 8, 1857; d of Sylvester L Blauvelt-Jane Brown; ed Ronald Center, Mich; m Adam Bamer Apr 15, 1872 Tobias (dec May 8, 1913); s Lonnie, Frank, Raymond; d Iva (Mrs Judson Wood); 1872- homemaker; 1884 when town of Tobias was estab moved to town with her family; 1884-91 first PM in Tobias; during World War took active part in Red Cross knitting for soldiers; son Raymond served during war; OES, held various offices; Bapt Ch, attends Tobias Cornmitnity Church; hobbies, tatting, crocheting; father, Civil War veteran, came to Saline Co with family in 1871, homesteaded NW of Tobias; husband homesteaded in Atlanta pct in 1871; res Tobias. BARMBY, WALTER W; owner of Grain Elevator; b Clinton, la Sept 6.1863; s of William Barmby-Emily Dannatt; ed DeWitt; m Alfretta Nicholas Apr 2, 1884 DeWitt; celebrated golden wedding anniversary in 1934; s George Walter, infant son (dec); d Clara (Mrs James Norton), Pearl (dec); with parents came to DeWitt in 1878; 1881-97 farmed; 1897-1906 In grain bus, DeWitt; 1906 pur Home State Bank of DeWitt, became pres, increased capital and erected a new bldg In 1911, opr until bank holiday in 1932 when he disposed of ints; 1932- in grain bus in DeWitt, repurchased elevator in 1916; mbr town bd 20 years, chamn or mayor 8 years; past dir sch dist 112 many years; mbr bldg and finance com of St Augustine Episc Ch in 1893 when ch was built, warden since Its erection, oldest ch warden in age and point of service In Neb; AF and AM, jr warden; DeWitt Civic Club; hobbies, and lodge work; off Barmby Grain Elevator; res DeWitt. BARTOS, STANLEY; Attorny; b Prylepi, Bohemia June 28, 1883 s of Frank Bartos-Katherina Bauer; ed Wilber HS 1902, U of N, LLB Order of Coif; m Theresa O Beck Oct 29, 1907 Wilber; s Stanley F, d Theresa Mary (Mrs F A Morrison), Blanche Margaret (Mrs E Fralick), Dorothy Nell (Mrs Robert L Davies), Mary Katherine; with parents came to Amer 1885 located in Lancaster Co; lived in dugout on land of uncle, James Smith; 1886 moved to Wilber, father engaged tailoring; 1902-04 tchr, Saline Co; 1907 adm to Neb bar, with brother F W (dec) began priv prac as firm of Bartos and Bartos; 1925 firm became Bartos, Bartos and Placek; 1934 indep prac; owner and opr two Saline Co farms; city atty 8 years; mbr sch bd 4 years; Rep; hobbies, flowers. trees, nature study, book collecting; res Wilber. BUMGARTNER, CARL W; Merchant; b Strawberry Point, Ia May 7, 1903; s of Carl C Baumgartner-Mary Wege; ed Strawberry Ia; Wartburg Acad, Clinton Ia; Wartburg Coll, Waverly Ia; m Irene Wendt June 8, 1927 Waverly Ia; s Charles William; d Ann Marie 1925-27 with J C Penney Co, Waverly Ia; 1927 asst mgr J C Penney Pella la, 1928 asst mgr, Waukon Ia, 1931-34 asst mgr, Hastings, 1934 mgr, Crete; C of C; Rotary; Bethlehem Lutheran Ch, Mo Synod; hobbies, amateur movie photography, golf; off 1314 Main; res 1144 Ivy, Crete. BLATTSPIELER, ARNOLD C; Physician; b Ackley, Ia Dec 25, 1883; s of Lucien C Blattspieler-Ida Boyenga; ed Ackley Ia HS; U of Northwestern U Med Sch, MD 1909 U of Vienna, 1929; m Vera Alice Eisenhut Aug 5, 1919 Tobias; s Lucien Harding, S F; d Ruth Ellen Mary Lou; 1909- prac in Tobias; during World War active in drives for funds and as med adviser; Saline Co Med Soc, past pres; Saline-Fillmore Co Med Soc, pres; Neb St and AMA; past mbr sch and town bds; past police judge; Comm Club; AF and AM, Tobias Lodge; Scot Rite; Sesostris; Shrine, KP, Milligan; hobbies, raising tulips and trees; res Tobias. BLAUVELT, CHARLES DWIGHT; Retired Publisher; b Varna, Saline Co Neb Mar 17, 1875; s of Andrew Blauvelt-Pheobe Wilson; ed Saline Co; Friend; Holyoke Colo; m Estelle V Horton Mar 11, 1915- Holdrege; d Lucille (Mrs Donald H Hallbeck Mary Ellen; at 12 years of a learned typesetting and printing with Grant Enterprise, first newspaper estab in Perkins Co 1886; with family went to Holyoke Colo 1888, emp by Holyoke newspapers while in 1893 enl U S army, served in served in several US posts until 1898; 1899-1907 journeyman printer, foreman Ionia Mich Sentinel 5 years; foreman Tyler Daily Dem Reporter 4 years; 1906 job printer, Tyler Tex; 1907 moved to Arapahoe, re-estab Arapahoe Pioneer which had been razed by fire, later pur opposition paper Arapahoe Mirror which he published until 1915; 1916 pur Johnson Co Journal of Tecumseh, published until 1922 pur Crete News, 1938- ret; mbr com to determine location Saline Co Courthouse; wrote and published history on relocation of co seat and elections of Saline Co; past secy sch 2 terms; past dir NPA; helped estab memorial to World War veteran, Tecumseh; commd by Gov Neville as HG capt during World War; reorg Saline Co Fair and Saline Co Poultry Assn; one of orgs Tuxedo Park Assn; Crete; brought 2 summer meetings of NPA to Crete; rededicated NPA bldg in Tuxedo Park on 50th anniversary, 1936 org and 1st pres unit which became Kenneth A Curtis post 2, Amer Leg Tecumseh; aided in development of Doane Coll campus; C of C dir 2 terms; past dir Rotary; hon mbr Crete Life Saving ; Prot; hobby, helping young start in newspaper work; res 1010 Grove, Crete. BLUE, MAX JOHN; Chiropractor; b Prague, Neb July 28, 1896; s of Henry Blue-Anna Vasina; ed Prague; Wahoo HS Creighton U; Palmer Sch Davenport Ia, DC, PhC; Delta Sigma Chi; m Emma Peterson Apr 7, 1922 Fremont; s Billy Dale;1916-17 sch tchr near Valparaiso; 1917-19 sgt in U S army med corps, O/S I year; disch Aug 1, 1919; 1919 in accounting dept Swift and Co Omaha; 1923-prac chiropractic, Crete; Neb Chiropractic Assn; Tel Jed Skokol; Amer Leg, past comm, holder 20 year mbrship award, mbr state dept exec bd, mbr Americanization com; C of C Comml Club, dir and secy, past treas; dir Izaak Walton; Neb State Central Com, chmn Saline Co Central Com; honory mbr Y D Club; AF and AM; hobby, civic affairs; res Crete. BORS, FRED V; Auto Parts Dealer; b Wilber, Neb Oct 18, 1892; s of Charles Bors-Mary Homolka; ed Wilber HS; Creighton U, PhG; registered pharm Neb and III 1916; m Sylvia Anderal June 14, 1916 Omaha; s Julian A; aided father in farming until family moved to Wilber 1909; 1916 pharm, Melcher Drug Co. Omaha, later mgr Pickett Loring Drug Co; May 1, 1917-Mar 1924 owner and opr Bors drug Store, Crete; 1924 with Walgreen Drug Co, Chicago; s of John H Brt, Wilber; 1929 aquired Stastny Drug Co and consolidated stores under name of Bors Drug store which he optd until Sept 1935 when he sold ints; 1936-38 secy Saline Co Abstract Assn; Aug 1, 1938- Western Auto Assoc Store; mbr city coun 1926-29; advance councilor BSA, troop 101; Rotary, past secy, past pres, chmn boys work com; org and ch mbr Wilber Gun Club; past secy C of C; AF and Am Scot Rite 32 degree; RAM; York Rite; Sesostris Shrine; Prot; hobby, gardening; res Wilber. BORS; JAMES; Auto Dealer;, b Wilber, Neb Sept 2, 1891; s of Peter Bors-Christina Kranac; ed Milligan HS 1906; Fremont Normal; m Marie Bulin Apr 8 1913 Wilber; d Arlene C, Deloris M; in boyhood aided father on farm S of Milligan; 1910-11 rural sch tchr near Milligan; 1911-12 with Spalding Lbr Co, Milligan; farmed idep on home place; 1921 opr Ford agcy, Milligan; 1921 with brother Joe estab auto agcy, Exeter; 1933 tsfrd agcy to David City, sold ints to brother 1934; 1931-opr Ford agcy, Wilber; KP, Milligan; DOKK, Hastings; org and past pres C of C; Rotary, past pres; Wilber Gun Club; Saline Co Dem Central Com; hobby, travel; res Wilber. BOUCHAL, LOUIS J; Publisher; b Wilber, Neb Apr 28, 1880; s of Alois Bouchal-Anna Polnicky; ed Wilber HS; U of N; m Sylvia Sasek June 8, 1929 Louisville Ky; s Norman Louis; 1889 with parents came to Wilber; 1898-1901 tchr, Saline Co; 1901-03 tch LeSueur Co Minn; 1906-12 dep P M, Wilber; 1911-23 Saline Co supt of schs; had charge of various drives during World War; 1923 supt of schs, Huntley; 1923-27 supt of schs, Blue Springs; 1927-36 Wilber P M; 1936- owner and publisher Wilber Republican, one of few papers in US holding mbrship in Amer Press Half Century Club; NPA; C of C; Rotary, past secy; sch bd secy 3 years; AF and AM, past master and past secy; RAM; OES, worthy patron; ZCBJ; Luth Ch; res Wilber. BRANDNER, E LOWELL; Publisher; b Leoti, Kas May 6, 1915; s of A R Brandner-Pearl Finch; ed Selkirk Kas; Leoti Kas HS; Emporia Kas St Tchrs Coll, BSc and BA 1937; Kappa Sigma Epsilon; active in journalism during HS and coll; editor The Bulletin, student newspaper and The Sunflower, yearbook at Emporia, also The Handbook; 1937-38 tchr of journalism and English, Williamsburg Kas HS; 1938 with Leoti Kas Standard; Jan 1, 1939- owner, and publisher Western Wave, in 56th year of continuous publication and holds mbrship in Amer Press Half Century Club; NPA; Presby Ch; hobby, newspaper work; res Western. BROLLIAR, SAMUEL; Publisher and Clergyman; b Perrysville, 0 Feb 25, 1852; a of William Brolliar- Sarah Miller; m Florence Idell Garton Jan 5, 1879 Wilber (dec Dec 23, 1929) s Earl M, Francis M, Walter, Ernest, Infant sun (dec); d Gertie Morella (Mrs Henry White), Gladys Marie (Mrs Robert Hawes); m Julia Keller Dec 16, 1933 Wilber; June 2, 1863 came to Saline Co settled near Wilber; appr,to farmer and engaged in farm work until 1870; 1877-1920 farmed indep; 1920 in various occupations, Wilber; 1925 with J A Wild opr Saline Co Democrat, now editor and publisher, also pastor reorganized Church of Latter Day Saints; recalls Indian raids of 1864 and the prairie fire of 1873; past road supvr; during the World War, active in drives for funds; hobbies, gardening, visiting, reading; res Wilber. BROWN, WILLIAM ARTHUR; Mayor and Publisher; b Loup City, Neb July 8. 1889; a of Edward Arthur Brown- Lavinia Goldsworthy; ed Loup City; Internatl Typographical Sch, Chicago; m Weir Eugenia Lenox Sept 3, 1913 Friend; d Grace Elizabeth (Mrs Stanley Taylor), Sarah Lavinia; as a boy aided in off of Sherman Co Times Independent; 1909 bill clk in state legislature, Lincoln; 1990-11 linotype opr, Lincoln Daily Star and Claflin Printing Co; 1911-22 publisher Friend Sentinel in ptrship with father, 1922- publisher since death of father; 1926-27 pres NPA, assn brought natl conv to Neb; NPA representative to N H conv July 1928; mbr bd of edn 3 years; past mbr city coun 3 years; mayor of Friend 4 terms; during World War active in drives for funds and was 4-min man; Meth Ch, mbr state bd of trustees, 1928-32 mbr gen trustee; father publisher Sherman Co Times Independent, member legislature; off Friend Sentinel 516 Cherry, Friend. BUCK, CHARLES WALLACE; Farmer; b in dugout near DeWitt Neb Feb 18, 1869; s of Charles Harvey Buck-Ophelia Henrietta Knox; m Emma Beckner Feb 26, 1896 DeWitt; s Charles Wallace Jr, Glenn A; d Luella (Mrs Arthur Farrell); 1896- farmer DeWitt; 1901- agt for Farmers Mutual Ins Co of Neb; dir DeWitt Pavilion Assn 19 years, an org and mbr bldg com; Norris Rural Pub Power Dist, Secy; mbr DeWitt Brass Band, 40 years; DeWitt Swine Breeders Assn, past secy; DeWitt Poultry Assn, past secy- during World War active in drives for funds; Independent Order of Good Templars, past mbr; MWA, DeWitt Civic and Comml Clubs; Farm Bur; since org 1919 mbr Saline Co redistricting bd; mbr sch bd 28 years; secy Farmers Elev 16 years; Agri Conservation Com, pct chmn and del to co meetings; mbr ofcl bd Meth Ch 40 years, SS supt many years; hobby, work as local historian for DeWitt Times News since Oct 1926; parents came to DeWitt by covered wagon on Oct 12, 1868; res DeWitt. BURRAGE, DWIGHT GRAFTON; Educator; b Pittsford, Vt Aug 3, 1873; s of Joseph Burrage-Mary Closson; ed Pittsford Vt; Worcester Mass; Amherst Mass Coll, BA 1897, MA 1899; U of N, PhD 1920; grad work Harvard U, U of' Wis; U of Mich; U of Colo; U of Vt; Peabody Tchrs Coll, Nashville Tenn; U of la; U of Cal; Phi Kappa Psi; Phi Beta Kappa; 1884 with parents came to Worcester, Mass; 1897-99 tchr In Amherst Mass HS; 1899-1902 prin East Jaffrey N H HS; 1902-06 prin Peacham Vt Acad; 1906 came to Crete as registrar and instr at Doane Coll. 1906-09 instr in Greek and Latin. 1909- prof of Greek and Latin; 1916-17 on leave of absence, lst sem U of N, 2nd semester substituted for head of Latin dept Carleton Coll, Northfield Minn; 1912 summer spent in travel, visiting classical sites in Italy and Greece; 1935 summer In England and Scotland; during World War YMCA secy for Doane Coll SATC; Amer Philological Assn; Amer Inst of Archeology; Classical Assn of the Middle West and South; First Congl Ch; hobbies, reading, history and literature of England; ancestor, John Burrage of Norfolk England settled in Boston Mass in 1637 and later was opr of ferry between Boston and Charlestown Mass; res 800 E 12th, Crete. BUSBOOM, BEHREND HENRY; Farmer and Implement Dealer; b Crete, Neb Feb 9, 1890; s of Behrend Henry Busboom- Johanna Sleep; ed Crete HS; m Elizabeth Schultz Dec 11, 1912 Crete; s Edward, Clarence, Gordon; d Evelyn (Mrs Leslie Juricek), Dorothy (Mrs Albert Boden); parents settled near Crete in early 70's; aided father in farming several years; 1912- indep farmer; 1927-in impl bus Crete; Farmers Union, past chmn; Saline Co Farm Bur, dir; Saline Co Extn Bur, ex officto ofcr; 1935-37 mbr Neb legislature; Saline Co Agri Conservation Com, chmn since 1936; Comml Club; dir Lincoln PCA; mbr sch bd 20 years, Congl Ch, past secy and past tres; hobbies, reading, athletics; off Courthouse; res Crete. CALVERT, ALFRED BRUCE; School Principal; b Humboldt, Neb Apr 24, 1906; s of John Calvert-Agnes Davis; ed Neb Wes, BA 1928; U of N, MA 1936; Everett; Beta Theta Phi; Phi Delta Kappa; rn Blanche Larson Dec 27, 1927 Ashland; s Alfred, Thomas; d Gretchen; 1928-32 athletic dir and coach, Pierce HS; 1932-36 prin and athletic dir Pierce HS; 1936- prin Crete HS; apptd by state legislature as mbr of bd to study bldg needs of state educational Institutions; NSTA, treas dist 1, 1938-39; AF and AM; Rotary; Jr C of C; ofcl bd Meth Ch; hobby, sports. officiates, at football and basketball contests; winner of 30 cups in tennis, 1931 state doubles champion; 1936 with Wilbur Hagen held championship in tennis at Lincoln, also state doubles championship while in coll; twice intercollegiate singles and doubles champion; champion North Central Conf 1 year; father at age of 54 played with him in championship finals 1925; off Crete HS; res 807 Ivy, Crete. CARLSON, CARL OLOF; Educator and Curator; b Carlstad, Sweden Mar 5, 1876; s of Carl Anton Carlson-Hilda Dorothea Nygren; ed Carlstad Sweden and Franklin Co Neb; Franklin Acad 1899; Doane Coll, BA 1902; Columbia U, MA 1918; U of Heidelberg, Germany 1906-08 (Carola Rupert U at ]3aden); grad work, U of N, 1930; Alpha Omega; m Dorothy Jean Lindsay Aug 9, 1914 Mt Vernon Ohio; 1883 with parents came to Amer; settled on farm in Franklin Co; 1902-05 instr in Greek and German, math and athletics at Franklin, Acad; 1906-06 instr In math, physics and chemistry Doane Coll at Crete; 1908-10 prof of biology at Doane Coll, Crete, 1910- chmn dept of biology; 1917-18 on leave spent 2 summers in research at Marine Biological Station, Woods Hole Mass; 1917-18 Columbia U, grad asst in zoology; 1924-25 on leave substituted for Dr Geo R LaRue, lnstr in dept of zoology, U of Mich; 1924-25 summer substituted for Prof Okkelberg instr in embryology, U of Mich; 1909 Neb Acad of Science, VP 1915, secy 1916, pres 1917; 1933- fellow AAAS, mbr since 1917; Amer Microscopic Soc; Amer Genetic Assn; Wilson Ornithological Club; hobbies, hand- craft and carpentry, 40 years a philatelist and photographer, mbr LincolnCamera Club; off Doane Coll; res Boswell Ave, Crete. CASSEL, ALBERT THOMAS; Treasurer and Business Manager Doane College; b Nebraska City, Neb Feb 5. 1870; s of Job W Cassel-Mary Harmon; ed Nebraska City HS; Doane Coll, BA 1894; Delta Kappa Rho; m Mary Richards Oct 2, 1912 Lincoln; s Don; d Jean R; 1894-95 with MoP RR at Weeping Water; 1896-1900 asst cash Farmers Bank of Nebraska City; asst cash Bank of Palmyra, also estab Bank of Roca; 1900-05 asst cash and paymaster, Anaconda Copper Co In Butte Mont; 1905-06 traveling representative for Omaha Packing Co, hdqrs at Hot Springs SD; 1906-25 cash Bank of Palmyra; 1925- treas and bus mgr Doane Coll, Crete; C of C; past pres Rotary; pres cemetery bd; Izaak Walton; during World War holder of govt award for activities on Liberty Loan drive; AF and AM 94, past secy Scot Rite 32degree; Sesostris Shrine; hobbles, landscaping, music; off Doane Coll; res 842 E 11th, Crete. CHLEBOUN, PAUL EDWARD; Veterinarian; b Stanton, Neb Aug 17, 1909; s of Fred Chleboun-Anna Stokalasa; ed Stanton HS; Kas St Coll, DVM 1934; Phi Kappa Phi; Gamma Sigma Delta; m Monica Dworshak July 8, 1935 Crete; s Thomas; d Joyce Ann; 1934-35 with USDA at Albuquerque N M; 1935- prac, Crete; city meat and health inspector; Neb St Veterinary Med Assn; Jr C of C; Comml Club; Presby Ch; hobby, hunting; off and res 208 W 13th, Crete. CHRISTIANS, JOE; Chief of Police; b Crete, Neb Jan 1, 1882; s of Christian Christians-Mary Kubin; ed Crete; m Sophia Lutz May 6, 1923 Lincoln; on leaving sch served in Sp-Amer War in Philippines Co F, 28th US inf; during World War in U S- army machine gun co, 6th inf, 5th div 18 mos O/S; was in major engagements, wounded twice, recd citation of govt; disch as 1st sgt; comm firing squad, Amer Leg Post 147; William Lewis Post, USWV, Lincoln; in construction bus until 1930; 1930-chief of police, Crete; Sacred Heart Cath Ch; hobbies, fishing and shooting; res 935 Sycamore, Crete. COLLETT, WILLIAM SWART; Banker; b Dewitt la Mar 23, 1867; s of Jacob Collett-Anna Mary Swart; ed Clinton Co la; m Hattie J Link Aug 13, 1890 Millard (dec); s Chester Harley; m Ethel Hall May 1, 1907 Sutton; s William Hall, Phillip K; d Avis Eileen; mother left a widow and as a boy helped support family by farming; came to Neb in 1883; 1883-85 emp in gen store at Mead; 1885-86 emp in drug store at Mead;1887-90 postal clk in railway service.Omaha to Ogden; 1890-93 owner and opr drug store at Mead; 1894-1902 owner and opr drug store Bancroft; 1902-07 owner and opr bank, Trenton; 1907-08 with McCook Natl Bank; 1908- with Crete State Bank, now pres; mbr sch bd 20 years and past pres; chmn bldg corn for Crete HS; chmn bldg corn Crete Carnegie lib; chmn Crete ARC and Liberty Loan drives during World War; Neb State Bankers Assn. past pres, group 1; Amer Bankers Assn; Rotary; C of C; AF and AM; York Rite; trustee and mbr exec com Doane Coll; Congi Ch; Past mbr Dem State Central Corn; off Crete State Bank; res Crete. CONRAD, ALEXANDER ARTHUR; Physician and Surgeon; b Crete, Neb Apr 6, 1890; s of Arthur Conrad-Dora Broz; ed Crete HS; Doane Coll; Creighton U, MD 1915; Harvard U 1926; Phi Rho Sigma; in Eugenia Haight June 12, 1918 Shawnee Okla; d Mary Jean, Patricia Margaret; 1915-16 Interne St Vincents Hosp, Portland Ore; July 1916- prac Crete; during World War was active in drives for funds; city phys past 21 years; local surg CB and Q RR; local examiner ARC; phys, Doane Coll; Saline Co Med Soc, past pres; Neb St Med Assn, past VP, councillor and past pres 7th dist; secy sch bd; ch mbr and past pres Rotary; Comml Club, past pres; Izaak Walton; AF and AM, York Rite; parents early pioneers, father (dec 1907)phys in Crete many years local surg for CB and Q RR; Congl Ch; hobbies, woodworking and wood-carving off Miller Bldg; res 1126 Hawthorne, Crete. DARRINGTON, GEORGE EVERETT; Creamery Manager; b Honey Creek Ia Sept 8 , 1906; s of George H Darrington-Christina Peterson; ed in Honey Creek Ia; Hammill Bus Council Bluffs Ia; m Frances Bardsley June 14, 1923 Neola la; s Eldon; d Jean; 1921 worked on fathers farm, did custom shelling of corn for neighbors, later sold auto accessories; 1922 with Fairmont Creamery Co, Omaha as bkkpr, 1928 tsfrd to plant to acquire prac knowledge of bus until 1929; tsfrd to Crete as poultry and egg buyer, 1930 made territory mgr, 1936- tsfrd to Sioux City la as territory mgr; 1938- gen mgr Crete; Neb St Dairymens Assn; Amer Butter Inst; US Poultry and Egg Inst; Neb Assn of Ice Cream Mfrs; Farm Bur; Rotary, past pres C of C; AF and AM; Congi Ch; hobbies golf, fishing, hunting, travel; off Fairmont Creamery; res 627 Boswell Crete. DAVIS, HARVEY ADDISON; Civil Engineer; b Otranto, Ia Aug, 30 1891; s of Willis Henry , Davis-Delia Fletcher; ed Otranto Ia; Cedar Valley Seminary, Osage Ia; U of Ia; BE 1913, CE 1923; Theta Xi; Legionary of Meccasacius; m Genevieve E Krache Aug 9, 1916 Pine Island Minn; s Harvey Charles; while att U of la spent summers with Frank Forbes, Northwood la in engineering work; 1912 preliminary and loction surveys with RR co in Minn 1913-14 with Black Hawk Construction Co of Waterloo Ia; 1914-15 Natl Co NW of South Bend Ind, hdqrs Albert Lea Minn. construction supt of waterworks installation at Sanborn and Vesta Minn 1915-16 in priv prac as engr Northwood Ia, drainage work; 1916-18 with M Tschirgi and Sons of Cedar Rapids la on projects at Brooklyn, Strawberry Point and Dubuque Ia; construction supt and resident engr, Farley Ia; 1918-19 supt of construction Rochester Minn power dam; 1919-20 supt Omaha Structural Steel Bridge Co, Wahoo and Cozad 1920-21 resident engr I R Morarity Grand Island; 1921- priv prac, hdqrs Crete, paving, sewers, electric power plants in Neb, la, SD and Colo, consulting engr; past 14 years Saline Co surveyor; during World War active in fund drives; assoc mbr ASC E Rotary; C of C; KP; licensed engineer in la, Neb and by reciprocity in entire US, name in Who's Who in Engineering 1925-31; Universalist Ch; hobby, athletics; off and res 825 E 12th, Crete. DAVISON, ODA ALVIN; Manager Produce Co; b Blue Mound, III Sept 6, 1890; s of Cornelius Buel Davidson-Anetta Hewitt; ed Dorchester HS; Lincoln Auto Sch; m Ruth Curtis Jan 15, 1915 Lincoln; s Donald Alvin, Gerald; d Wilma; 1911-19 auto mechanic, Lincoln; 1919 in chg mechanical dept Nelson Bros Produce Co, Lincoln, traveled Neb and la; 1920 in chg of plant Marysville Kas; 1921 traveling representative and buyer, Lincoln; estab produce bus in Crete; 1934-37 owner and opr Blue Valley Produce Co of Crete; mbr Comml Club Rotary, treas; AF and AM, sr warden lodge 37; steward Meth Ch; hobbies, boating, hunting; off 1344 Main; res E 13th, Crete. DEJML, VACLAV; Sausage Manufacturer; b Prague Czechoslovakia Mar 17, 1906; s of Joseph Dejml-Bessie Patak; ed Wilber- HS 1925; m Viola Chrastil Aug 12, 1935 Wilber; 1908 came with parents to Amer,located in Wilber; while at sch and during vacations assisted uncle Frank Dejml in carpentry trade; 1925 with Kunc's Market of Wilber; upon retirement of J F Kunc became ptr of R K Kunc in Kunc and Dejmil Market and Sausage Mfg Plant; C of C; mbr- vol fire dept; Sokols; ZCBJ; Wilber Gun Club; Wilber Swimming Pool Assn; KP, past chancellor comm; hobby, bowling; off Kunc and Dejml; res Wilber. DOANE, LESLIE STANNARD; Secretary Abstract Association; b Wilber, Neb July 14, 1908; s of J R Doane-Elizabeth Harvey; ed Wilber HS 1927; m Genevieve Stetson Nov 24, 1932 Western; s Douglas Duane; d Delores Diane; during HS mbr HS orchestra, band and glee club, sr class pres; June 1, 1927-31 asst in off of Saline Co clk; 1931-35 Saline Co dep clk; 1934-38 Saline Co register of deeds; 1938- secy Saline Co Abstract Assn; Neb Title Assn; mbr vot fire dept; Horseshoe Club; Wilber Swimming Pool Assn, ch mbr; past mbr C of C band; dir Hungry Five brass band, featuring foreign music; past mbr dance orchestras; past master AF and AM 64; Luth Ch; past conductor SS orchestra; hobbies, home carpentry, music; res Wilber. DREDLA, THOMAS JOSEPH; Attorney; b Crete, Neb Nov 21, 1892; s of Anton Dredla-Bessie Drasky; ed Crete HS; U of N, LLB 1915; in Elsie Shebl Sept 15, 1915 Lincoln; s Thomas Joseph Jr; d Marion Elizabeth 1915 adm to Neb bar; 1915 prac law, Crete; 1916-21 city atty; 1918-22 and 1927-31 Saline Co atty; atty for Crete State Bank, Farmers State Bank of Kramer; counsel for Crete Mills; vice-chmn Neb St examining board to administer merit system under dept of assistance and child welfare; dir 7th Judicial Dist Bar, Assn, chmn of com on inquiry; Amer Bar Assn; chmn Saline Co Rep Central Com; IOOF; AF and AM; KT; Sesostis Shrine; ZC BJ; hobbies, world travel, amateur motion pictures; off 224 E 13th; res 1342 Grove Ave, Crete. ECKERT, EDWARD HERMAN; Police Judge; b Dramburg, Prussia, Germany May 11, 1858; s of Wilhelm Eckert-Emilla Glanz; ed Pyritz Seminary, Germany; m Henriette Schaare 1903 Crete; step-d Hertha Schaare; 1878-82 sch tchr, Germany; 1882 came to Amer and farmed near Fontanelle; 1884 tchr German Acad of Crete, learned English language by attending lectures of Prof Perry, Doane Coll; 1886-89 emp by T H Miller, Crete; 1889-98 bkkpr First Natl Bank; 1898-99 with Crete State Bank; 1900 with Mr Casselman estab Irrigators Bank of Gering, tsfrd short time later to Scottsbluff, cash; 1901 with First Natl Bank, Crete, short time; real estate bus; 1924-police judge and JP; mbr city coun 6 years C of C chmn finance com; mbr sch bd 2 years; KP, trustee; DOKK; Sons of Hermann; Congl Ch; hobby, KP activity; res 943 Ivy Ave, Crete. ELLIOTT, FRED J; Retired; Chicago, III Jan 23, 1866; s of James Taylor Elliott-Eleanor Bean; ed Saline Co; m Ethel D Kilgore Apr 15, 1903 Wilber (dec Nov. 3, 1933); s Dr Clarence Kilgore, Harold Charles; parents settled May 6, 1870 near Wilber; came by covered wagon, aided father on farm, assumed responsibility at age 16, continued until death of father 1890; with mother owned farm unitil 1924; active in farming until 1929; retired and moved to Wilber, Sept 1937; sch bd mbr 34 years; formerly active in Farmers Alliance; mgr Farmers Elevator, Wilber 3 years; hobbies, politics, reading, collecting Saline Co historical facts; res Wilber. ERET, EMIL JAMES; County Attorney; b Dorchester, Neb Oct 27, 1908; s of James Eret-Barbara Kohout; ed Dorchester HS; U of N, BA 1930; U of Mich, LLB 1933; letterman, track mgr U of N; N Club; Theta Chi; m Ardis Potter June 1, 1935 Kansas City Mo; 1933-prac law in Crete since admission to Neb bar; 1934 Saline Co atty; Saline Co Bar Assn, past secy; 7th Judicial Dist Bar, Assn; Neb St Bar, Assn, exec coun jr section; Amer Bar Assn; Neb Co Attys Assn, VP, past secy; Comml Club; Jr C of C, director and pres; AF and AM; KP; Prot; hobby, reading; parents settled in Saline Co in 80's; res Crete. FERGUSON, JOHN; County Commissioner; b Girard, Neb Feb 26, 1873; s of Robert Ferguson-Margaret MeFarland; ed Concord; m Minnie Decker, Wagner- Feb 28, 1929 Dorchester; 1872 parents settled in Monroe pct, father farmed; as lad aided father and continued farming; dealer in livestock; now leases or rents farm properties; 1932- Saline Co commr; an org, past dir and VP Bank of Dorchester, later sold ints; SE Neb Co Commrs, Assn; Neb Assn of Co Commrs, Co Clks, Co Registers of Deeds and Co Highway Commrs; IOOF; Congl Ch; hobby, travel; res Friend. GARDNER, ARTHUR CLYDE; Publisher; b Sac City, la Mar 18, 1893; s of Francis Wayland Gardner-Susie Jessie Pratt; ed Kas; Neb; m Bernice Downing June 29, 1922 Beaver Crossing; s Wayland Downing, Franklin Robert; d Bernice Louise; learned typesetting at age of 10; 1912 with Albion News, 1919 pur half int in News, sold 1922; 1922 pur Elgin Review, published it until 1936; 1938 owner and opr, Crete News; NE Neb Press Assn, past pres; NPA, past dir; C of C; Rotary; during World War, ent US army Sept 5, 1917, Co H 355th inf, disch Feb 7, 1919; past comm Amer Leg, Elgin post, holder 20 year, mbrship award, mbr- post 147 Crete; past master AF and AM, Elgin; Congl Ch; hobby, politics; res Crete. GILLASPIE, GLEN A; Junior High School Principal; b Beatrice, Neb June 6, 1902; s of Ariel Alexander Gillaspie-Alta Phoebe Clough; ed Cortland HS; Doane Coll, BA 1929; U of N; U of Southern Cal; Delta Kappa Pi; m Muriel Elva Bloodgood July 6, 1933 Newark; with Davey Tree Surgery Co while in coll, also with C E Bender's Confectionery of Crete; 1929 English tchr, Crete 1930- prin Crete Jr HS; 1930-34 asst scoutmaster since 1934, holds 6 scout training certificate, 5 years mbr veteran scouting assn, active in scout camp work; mbr Crete life saving many years; NSTA; Jr C of C, ch mbr; AF and AM; RAM, past high priest; Congl Ch, 1929-36 tchr SS class of HS boys; hobbies, woodcarving, coin and stamp collecting; off HS; res 1144 Forest, Crete. GREGORY, GEORGE ALBERT; Retired; b near, Hillsdale, Mich Nov 19, 1851; s of George A Gregory-Jane Ann Bross; ed Mich; Doane Coll, BSc 1882; grad work Chicago U, Amherst U; Yale U; m Mary Matrassa Foss Dec 16, 1884 Crete (dec Feb 18, 1936); d Annadora Foss, Mary Alberta (Mrs E Z Stowell); Mar 1874 came to Crete; 1874-76 farmed 80 A farm near Harvard; 1882-94 tchr Gates Coll, Neligh; 1895-1900 supt of schs, Medford Ore; 1900-10 supt of schs Neligh; 1910-17 state inspector of normal training work in HS; 1916-19 supt of schs Crete; 1919- ret from ednl work, owner and opr nursery; developed Gregory method of rapid addition; an org, past pres and life mbr Saline Co Poultry Assn; Saline Co Hist Soc; hobbies, wood chopping, reading; res RFD 1, S Boswell Ave, Crete. GRIMM, JAMES J; Attorney; b Pleasant Hill, Neb June 10, 1878; s of Joseph H Grimm-Esther Elizabeth Hess; ed Wilber HS 1895; U of N, LLB 1901; m Mrs Alma J Zimmerman Feb 28, 1918 Atlantic la; s Marvin J; d Jeanne Maybelle (Mrs B W Mooberry), Betty June (Mrs Robert Hager); step-s Paul Zimmerman; step-d Minnie Zimmerman(Mrs Neal Shephard); 1901 ent prac of law in Wilber upon admission to Neb bar; 1911-25 Saline Co judge, re-elec 5 times; resigned from NNG 1907, major; 4-min man in chg of 4-min speakers during World War; mbr legal advisory bd; Saline Co and Neb St Bar Assns; C of C; mbr sch bd; AF and AM; Prot; hobby, gardening; parents settled near Pleasant Hill 1874; father, prac law there and at Wilber until death, 1911, brought first Galloway bull into Neb, ext land owner; res Wilber. GUGGENMOS, FRED A; owner Investment Co; b St Paul, Neb June 15, 1886; s of Lewis Guggenmos-Barbara Keller; ed Howard Co; m Rose Petersen Oct 6, 1908 Council Bluffs la; s Fred A Jr; assisted father on farm in boyhood; 1904-08 with Citizens Natl Bank of St. Paul, first salary $5 per mo, teller at time of resignation; 1908-12 cash Farmers State Bank, Wolbach; 1912-20 VP Dannebrog State Bank; 1920-25 asst cash Omaha Natl Bank; 1925-34 pres Citizens State Bank, Dorchester; 1934- org and opr Citizens Investment Co of Dorchester; mbr city coun; AF and AM; York Rite; KT; life mbr Tangier Shrine; Prot; hobbies, fishing, hunting; res Dorchester. HACKER, FRANK XAVIER; Manufacturers Agent; b Dubuque, la June 13, 1861; s of Fred Hacker-Catherine Johnson; ed Dubuque and Waterloo Ia; m Mary Goswiller Jan 16, 1883 Waterloo la (dec Dec 11, 1905); s Frances Aloysius, Herbert Theodore; d Mary (Mrs Pat Heagney, dec), Bertha (Mrs G Earl Henton); m Susan Goswiller Oct 20, 1920 Waterloo clk short time in groc store, Waterloo la; 1878-81 appr in coppersmithing and tinsmithing with IC RR at Waterloo la; 1882 with brother Joseph in hdw bus, Waterloo Ia; 1883-87 bought half lnt in bus oprd under name of Hacker Bros, Waterloo la; 1887 came to Friend; 1887-92 with brother in hdw bus; 1892 bought brothers int, continued to opr bus until 1913; 1902 added groc, queensware, plumbing and heating dept; 1912 disposed of groc dept and year later disposed of hdw dept; 1913-15 travelled; 1915- mfrs agt; 1917- int financially in F D Kees Mfg Co of Beatrice, mfrs of hdw specialties; 1917- secy and dir of Co; org of Neb Retail Hdw Assn, dir many years and past pres; 3 terms mayor of Friend; mbr sch bd 18 years; org, past dir and past VP DLD Highway Assn; org and pres 25 years vol fire dept; org and past pres C of C; 1907 erected bldg and oprd San Carlo Theatre; during World War took part in activities and sent two sons, one commd capt in US army, the other In USN; Cath Ch; past chmn Saline Co Dem Central Com; hobbles, gardening and hunting; res 217 3rd, Friend. HALLSTEAD, GERALD J; County Judge; b Petersburg, Neb July 28, 1903; s of Lewis B Hallstead-Sophia J Emde; ed U of Mich; U of N, LLB 1929; Sigma Pi; PHI Delta Phi; m Ruth Osterhout July 25, 1937 Crete; 1929 adm Neb bar also to prac in state and fed courts; 1929-32 with Midwest Finance Co, Crete; 1932-36 in priv prac at Crete; 1937- Saline Co judge; Saline Co, 7th Judicial Dist and Neb St Bar Assns; Neb Co Judges Assn, dir and mbr exec coun; 1935 pres Jr C of C, largest per capita in U S; pres Neb Jr C of C; recd distinguished service award of U S Jr C of C 1935; Rotary, dir; chmn ARC, adviser Life Saving Corps of Crete; Dem, past pct chmn, chmn 2 terms Presidents Birthday Ball corn; AF and AM; RAM; hobbies, amateur movie photography; off Courthouse; res Wilber. HAMILTON, FRANK T; Physician; b Mercer Co, Penn Sept 25, 1876; s of John H Hamilton-Mary Sloss; ed Mercer Co Penn; Mt Herman, Mass Boys Sch 1897-98; Betts Acad, Stamford Conn 1898-1900; Hahnemann Med Coll, Chicago, MD 1904; m Minola Moelier Sept 2, 1909 Friend; s Perry(dec 1914), Robert M; d Erma, Dorothy (Mrs M Frank Miller), Harriet; 1904-08 priv prac, Youngstown 0; 1908- phys, Friend; Saline Co Med So, past pres; Neb St Med Assn; fellow AMA; IOOF, past grand and past trustee; mbr civilian med corps during World War and active in drives for funds; mbr sch bd 15 years; city phys; deacon First Congl Ch; hobbies, home and family; off First Natl Bank Bldg; res Friend. HANNES, HARRY E; Publisher; b Geneva, Neb July 5, 1874; s of William G Hannes-Hannah Walker; ed Geneva; m Emma L Graham May 28, 1932 Friend; learned printing trade with Geneva Democrat and on leaving sch was emp on the paper; later journeyman printer with various papers in middlewest; 1900-24 emp on Friend Telegraph, 1920-owner and opr; served in Sp-Amer with Co G, Ist Neb vol inf J P past 13 years; police magistrate; Prot; Rep, secy-treas Saline Co Central Com, past 10 years; hobby, horticulture; off Friend Telegraph; res 214 Cedar, Friend. HARDEMAN, EARL BROOK; Postmaster; b Ralston, Tenn June 24, 1884; s of Alonzo D Hardeman-Elizabeth Norman; ed Martin Tenn HS; Georgia Robertson Christian Coll, Henderson Tenn, BSc 1904; m Frances Maria Dunlap Oct 11, 1912 Tecumseh; as boy emp in tobacco factory at Ralston Tenn at $1.50 per week, later emp in stores; 1905 came west, first located in Okla, then NM, remained In Albuquerque until 1909; 1909- became traveling representative for Shapleigh Hardware Co St Louis Mo; came to Neb for Sbapleigh Hdw Co and located at Tecumseh 1910-13; 1913 with Bond and Nohl Gen Mdse Co, Espanola N M; 1914-20 located at Grand Island as traveling representative for Paxton and Gallagher, whol house, Omaha; 1920-34 oprd a variety store at Crete; 1934- P M Crete; Neb League of Dist P Ms; Neb ch of Natl Assn of P Ms of US; C of C; Izaak Walton; Rotary; AF and AM; RAM; Tecumseh KT; Sesostris Shrine; Chris Ch; chmn Saline Co President's birthday com, also chmn Crete com; hobbies, golf, fishing and hunting; off U S PO Bldg; res 127 E 13th, Crete. HARTMAN, JESSE; Physician; b Mottsville, Mich Mar 6, 1872; s of Henry Hartman-Helen Traverse; ed Mich, tchrs certificate; U of N Coll of Med, MD 1909; Long Island Coll of Med, N Y; m Clara Deltze July 15, 1908 Lincoln; s Russell, Edwin; 1902 came to Neb, lived in Lincoln until 1909; 1909- prac med, Crete; city Phys 10 years; AF and AM; Prot; hobbies, fishing and travel, has visited 45 states in past 20 years; off Crete State Bank Bldg; res 643 Grove, Crete. HASTINGS, ROBERT RICHARDSON;Attorney; b Crete, Neb Nov 27, 1888; s of George H Hastings-Helen Mary Richardson; ed Crete HS; Doane Coll, BA 1910; U of N, LLE 1913; Delta Chi; m Edith M Lapp July 28. 1915 Lincoln; d Anna Mae; June 16, 1913- prac law, Crete; C of C; Rotary, pres 1938-39, gov 19th dist 1935-36; Doane Coll trustee since 1932; mbr bd of edn 1920-26, pres 1925-26; Saline Co, 7th Judicial Dist,and Neb St Bar Assns; Amer Bar Assn, past chmn Americanization com; AF and AM 37, master 1918-19; 1920-21 high priest RAM; First Congl Ch, pres bd of trustees since 1937; hobby, study of early Amer history, writer of Saline Co history for Who's Who in Neb; off 119 West 13th; res 1010 Grove Ave, Crete. HAVLOVIC, JOSEPH J; Merchant; b Wilber, Neb May 20, 1890; s of Joseph Havlovic-Antonia Brabec; ed Wilber; m Anna Kral May 27, 1920 Lincoln; s Robert, William, Donnie; d Evelyn; as boy helped father in blacksmith shop until family moved to farm SE of Wilber; on leaving sch was emp with plasterers and brick-layers in bldg trade; 1916-17 clk In store of C J Bors of Wilber; 1919 in groc bus; 1920-23, 1924-28 emp in plasterers trade at Crete; 1923 in groc bus at Geneva; 1928 in merc store, Wilber; C of C; during World War joined US army Feb 1918 stationed at Vancouver Wash. 5 mos, served 13 rnos O/S on western front, in action at Meuse-Argonne, Alsace-Loraine, Verdun and other places awarded victory medal, disch June 21, 1919; Amer Leg; hobbies, swimming, fishing, travel; family came to Saline Co 1870 father was blacksmith; res Wilber. HEWIT, GEORGE LINUS; Dentist; b Friend, Neb Oct 26, 1885; s of Dr Hamilton Werth Hewit-Bertha A Bader; ed Friend HS 1902; U of DDS 1910; Kappa Sigma; m Wilhemina Caroline Deines June 7, 1907 Dorchester; s Dr Linus Worth; d Helen Frances; 1909-10 with uncle Dr Ed Hewit of Oconowoe WI in prac; 1910-20 in priv prac at Beaver Crossing; 1920- prac at Friend; has farm ints in Saline, Sherman Red Willow Cos; past city treas mayor of Beaver Crossing; pres 2 years, secy 3 years of sch bd at Friend; past mbr SE Neb Dental Soc; past mbr Neb St and ADA; dental examiner during World War in Seward and Saline Cos; AF and AM, Scot Rite, Sesostris Shrine; IOOF; father now now of Lincoln, early pioneer in Saline Co and Friend, prac in Friend 30 years, ret in 1906; off First, Natl Bank Bldg, res Friend. HEYHOE, ALBERT GEORGE; Educator; b Swaffham, Norfolk, England; s of George Heyhoe-Lucy Whiskered priv sch in England, pub sch of Swaffham; Dartmouth BA 1906, MA 1908; Bangor Theological Seminary BD 1915; Yale U 1916-18; U of Colo, summer session; U of Southern Cal, summer sessions; Chicago Theological Seminary 1927; U of Chicago 1927-28; Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude and special honors in philosophy at Dartmouth; m A Almena Wilgus, Philadelphia Penn; s Gordon, Kenneth Wilgus, Winston Brainerd; 1906-08 asst in philosophy, Dartmouth 1908-09 tnstr in Biblical literature Christian Evidences; 1909-1919 prof of Biblical Literature and Christian Evidences Doane Coll Crete; 1919-32 dean of men and prof of philosophy and psychology; author Relation of Mind and Body Syllabus and Workbook for an Introduction to the Ethics of the Individual, also various magaizne articles; in Who's Who In Amer Edn; during World War active in Liberty Loan drives past mbr Amer Philosophical Assn, past mbr Neb Schoolmasters Club, past mbr Neb Aced of Sciences; Mid Western Psychological Assn; AAAS Neb Assn of Church Colleges; Nebraskana Soe; past mbr Rotary Coll YMCA, past councillor; past trustee of Crete pub lib; MWA; Blue Valley Assn of Congl Ministers; First Congl Ch, past moderator of the Neb conf and chmn of course of study com; hobbies, travel and research work; off Doane Coll, res Crete. HOJER, EMIL M; Pharmacist; b Crete, Neb Dec 10, 1906; s of J Hojer-Terezia Longova; ed Dorcherter HS; Doane Coll BA 1930, won letter in football and track; 1928 mbr champion track team Neb Collegiate Athletic Conf; U of N; 1933 became lic and registered pharm in Neb; Sigma Zeta; Tau Sigma Zeta; m Arline Marie Nespory Aug 18, 1935 Crete; while attending coll emp by Bors Drug Store of Wilber; 1934 pur Thomas Pharm at Blue Springs, moved complete stock to Crete; Apr 1, 1934- owner and opr H and H Pharm; Neb Pharm Assn; Comml Club; Sr C of C; Jr C of C; AF aand AM 37, sr deacon; Sokol, activity com, dramatic club; ZCBJ, Dorchester; Meth Ch; hobbies, woodwork, photography, fishing and hunting; parents pioneers of Saline Co; res 1121 Juniper, Crete. HORNER, EBEN JAMES; Dentist; b Harvard, Neb July 13, 1893; s of Taylor Horner-Mary Weir; ed Laredo Mo HS 1914; U of N, DDS 1919; Xi Psi Phi; m Frances Thompson Aug 30, 1919 Clay Center; d Betty Jean, sch tchr, Clay Co; priv prac at Lincoln; 1921-25 prac at Chester; 1933- priv prac, Dorchester; Lincoln Dist Dental Soc; Neb St and ADA; chmn of Saline Co 4H Clubs; BSA, scout master of troop 278 Dorchester; during World War ent service of US army at Camp Funston, disch; re-enl in rned res, sent to U of N; Amer Leg 264; Dem, chmn pct corn, secy Saline Co Central.Com; hobby, boys and girls work, character building; res Dorchester. HOUSER, EDWARD HENRY; Funeral Director and Furniture Dealer; b Swanton Neb Nov 9, 1886; s of John Houser-Rosie Huletz; ed Wilber HS 1906; m Florence Davey June 12, 1912 Kansas City Mo; foster d Leone Davey; 1891 family came to Wilber; as lad emp in W F Cervny gen mdse store; 1907 tchr near Wilber; 1908 with Tincher and Dickinson Bros Clothing Store, Wilber; 1909 with Neb Clothing Co, with father in impi bus, Wilber; 11920-22 traveling representative for Internatl Harvester Co; Aug 22, 1922- pur int of Ed Huletz and with Jake Havel opr under name Havel and Houser Furn and Undertaking; Saline Co Funeral Dirs Assn; past bd mbr C of C; mbr sch bd; past pres Rotary, 100% attendance record 10 years; ch mbr Wilber Gun Club; Wilber municipal band; an org and supvr of construction Wilber swimming pool; Bsa coucillor; past master AF and AM; Scot Rite 32degree; Sesostris Shrine; OES; hobbies, hunting, fishing; res Wilber. HROCH, CHARLES B; Bank Cashier; Oct 13, 1887; s of John W Hroch Elizabeth Zajicek; ed Omaha comml Coll; m Mary Bartos Dec 12 1910 Omaha (dec Dec 13, 1926) s Charles F; m Blanche Cookingham June 4 1928 Osceola; d Peggy Gene; 1907 with Schmoller and Mueller Piano Co, Council Bluffs la; 1908 with A Hospe Music Co, Lincoln; 1909-10 with Cerveny Bros Gen Mdse Co. Wilber; Dec 12, 1910-1922 bkkpr and asst cash Bank of Wilber, C of C; still owns family homestead and has original homestead certificate 1, 1875 and signed by Pres U S Grant; family settled in Saline Co; Ne St and Amer Bankers Assns; FDIC; KP; ZCBJ; Sokol; Wilber Gun Club; hobby, work; res Wilber. HUTSON, LLOYD DALTON; Territory Manager; b Gilead, Neb Nov 21, 1899; s of Fred J Hutson-Mary Catherine Phillips; ed Gilead; Chester; Crete; Concordia Kas HS; m Helen Caswell Oct 31, 1921 Kansas City, Mo; d Betty Jean, Mary Elizabeth; while in HS emp by Fairmont Creamery Co at Concordia, Kas after sch hours; 1918-19 with Neb Portland Cement Co, Superior; 1919 with Great Western Sugar Co. Sterling Colo, 1920-21, 1922-25 with Indep Creamery Co, Council Grove Kas; 1921-22 with Meriden Creamery Co, Kansas City Mo; 1925 butter maker, Herington Kas creamery; 1926-36 territory supt for Fairmont Creamery at Crete, 1936- territory mgr; Izaak Walton; AF and AM; IOOF; Meth Ch; hobbies, travel, fishing, hunting; res 431 E llth. Crete. JELINEK, VIT J; Florist; b Crete, Neb Sept 18, 1890; s of Vit Jelinek-Mary Schleis; ed Crete; m Anne E Richtarik Nov 25, 1915 Lincoln; d Vita Ann, Jean Joan; worked on farm until 1915; 1916 emp by Durak Bros recreation parlors, then pur bus and oprd until 1924; 1920 ent florist trade; 1922 built greenhouses, continued as florist; Neb St Florists Soc; Society of Amer Florists and Ornamental Horticulturists; FTD; Izaak Walton, VP 4th dist; Sokol; VP bd of edn; mbr vol fire dept; 1919-20 and 1935-36 mbr city coun; Rotary; helped finance BSA camp; bd rnbr Saline Co Agri Assn; C of C; KP, chancellor comm; hobbies, hunting, football; 1864 father came to Crete and was first Bohemian homesteader in Saline Co to be recorded in Washington, D C; res 1041 Main, Crete. JOHNSON, ALBERT LITLE; President Milling Co; b Albany, Wis June 19, 1864; s of Andrew Johnson-Mary Ann Litle; ed York; U of N; Elliott Bus Coll, Burlington Ia; m Harriot Elizabeth Patmore Aug 1885 Valparaiso; s Dr Rodney Knox, Port A, Benjamin Litle; d Ruth (Mrs E L Stancliff); 1866 came to Neb, 1883 came to Crete; 1883-with Crete Mills, 1895 named mgr, now pres; mill has grown from 125 bbl per day capacity and $3500 annual payroll to 1300 bbl daily capacity and $250,000 payroll; products shipped in cariots to 38 states E to Maine, S to Fla, W to Cal and N to Canada; Mills in oprn 70 years, oldest in Neb from standpoint of continuous oprn; under govt control during war; several employees have 25 to 30 years service record, one with orgn 56 years; friends of Mr Johnson gathered in Lincoln June 19, 1937 to commemor-ate his 50th year with Crete Mills, Hugh Butler of Omaha presided, exgov S R McKelvie of Lincoln prin speaker; Neb Millers Assn; Millers Natl Fedn; C of C, Omaha, Lincoln, Crete; Neb St Hist Soc, life mbr; SAR; 44 years trustee Neb Wes; mbr sch bds Crete and Uni Place; during World War, one son in U S army, another in USN; both he and wife mbrs ARC since 1917; hobbies, work, horseback riding, travel; father and oldest brother, Rodney, came to Neb 1865 with one-horse wagon and afoot, located at present Valparaiso, hauled lbr from Rock Bluff for first frame house west of Platte River and manufactured from cottonwood trees on farm first shingles used in Lincoln; off Crete Mills; res 1112 Grove, Crete. JOHNSON, RODNEY KNOX; Physician and Surgeon; b Valparaiso, Neb Apr 18, 1886; s of Albert Litle Johnson-Harriot Elizabeth Patmore; ed Crete HS; Neb Wes, BSc 1908; U of Mich, MSc 1923; Hahnemann U. Philadelphia Penn, MD 1926; Army Med Coll, Carlisle Barracks - Penn 1931; Alpha Sigma; Phi Kappa Tau; m Mary Louise Crowe June 26, 1908 Merriman; s Albert Litle II, Rodney Karl, Steven, Merrit, Donald P; d Lois (Mrs E F Lindenmayer), Mary Louise; acct and ofer for father in Crete Mills until 1912; 1926-27 interne West Jersey Hosp, Camden N J; 1927- prac med, Friend; Rotary, pres; Izaak Walton; in BSA work 18 years, vice-chmn Cornhusker area and chmn Blue Valley dist of area; SAR; mbr NNG 14 years, capt commanding Co I 110th med regiment past 9 years; 1935 chief med dir Republican River Valley flood relief; med service in Omaha street car strike; med dir Crete Mills; local surg and examiner CB and Q RR; Saline Co Med Soc, secy and treas past 10 years; Neb St and AMA; Saline Co 4-H clubs; mbr sch bd 6 years; pres park bd; during World War active in drives for funds in Seattle Wash; AF and AM 73; Meth Ch; hobbies, movie photography and flower gardening; off 413 Pine; res 419 Pine, Friend. JOYNER, NEVILL McCAA; Physicion and Surgeon; b Mason, Tenn Mar 24, 1899; s of Rev Nevill Joyner-Elizabeth McCaa; ed Racine Wis Mil Aced and Coll, 1919; U of S D 1920; U of N, BSc 1925, MD 1926; Phi Rho Sigma; m Jean Blish June 6, 1927 Lincoln; s William; 1926-27 interne Clarkson Memorial Hosp, Omaha; 1927-29 priv prac at Axtell; 1929 prac with Lathrop Clinic, Casper Wyo; 1930- priv prac at Friend; city phys 3 years; during World War 1918-19 in SATC at Racine Wis Coll; Amer Leg; Saline Co Med Soc, Neb St Med Assn; fellow hobbies, sports; res Friend.