KAURA,JAMES W; Farmer; b DeWitt, Neb Sept 26, 1886; s of Frank Kaura-Mary Tramba; ed Marsland HS; m Emma Inderlied Jan 28. 1915 DeWitt (dee Sept 28, 1928); s Arnold F, Stanley J; m Margaret Dexter Brooks June 15, 1933 MePherson Kas; step-s Ray Brooks; 1899-farmer near DeWitt; 1926-39 Saline Co commr, during construction of modern courthouse at Wilber; also supervised bldg of lst county aid road in Saline Co 1929; later participated in Improvement and bldg of approximately 100 miles of gravelled roads and regrading of 500 miles of road in dist; 1931 while working on DeWitt-Plymouth road was severely injured by falling trees; pres Saline Co FarmersUnion, secy at DeWitt; Luth Ch; hobby, travel; father (dee Nov 18, 1899), came to DeWitt in the 80's then moved to Marsland, Dawes Co and engaged in ranching, stockraising and farming; res DeWitt. KERST, FRED W; Auto Dealer; b Crete, Neb Oct 15, 1903; s of Alfred Kerst-Ella Aden; ed Crete; m Pearl Tavis June 9, 1925 Crete; s Gerald; d Marilyn; 1917-20 with Farmers Union Gen Store in Crete; 1920-22 in dairy bus near Buffalo N Y; 1922-23 in off of whol groc, Lincoln; 1924- with Ford dlr, in 1932 became owner'of Kerst Motor Co; Neb Auto Dlrs Assn; C of C; mbr bd of edn Izaak Walton; AF and AM; Congl Ch; hobby, fishing; off 143 E 13th res 620 S Main, Crete. KILMER, MORTON TRUEP; Postmaster; b Western, Neb Aug 20, 1879, s of George Monroe Kilmer-Mary J Fisher; ed Western; m Lydia Witt June 20, 1904 Western; s Everett F; 1901-02 with brother, A L, ran cattle near Bird City Kas; 1903 with CB and Q RR at Western and Wilcox; 1904-06 with A C Gross Gen Store, Western; 1907-14 in produce and feed bus; 1914-23 P M at Western; 1923-24 with Neb State dept of agr; 1925-27 owned and oprd Ford Agcy at Western; 1928-31 traveling representative in collecting dept of Oliver Farm Equipment Co in SW Kas, SE Colo and Tex and Okla panhandle; 1932-37 in sales dept of 0 C Brickell Chevrolet Co of Fairbury; 1937- P M, Western; Neb ch Natl Assn of P Ms of US; Neb League of Dist P Ms; AF and AM, past master; RAM, Wilber; York and Scot Rites, Fairbury; KT; Sesostris Shrine; hobbies, fishing and hunting; family homesteaded near Western in 1870; off Federal Building; res Western. KIRCHMAN, ROBERT CHARLES; Physician; b Wahoo, Neb Sept 30, 1894; s of Wenceslaus C KJrchman-Johanna Bastar; ed Wahoo HS 1912; Notre Dame U; Creighton U, BSc, MD 1919; Phi Chi; m Marie Ann Kastl Apr 21, 1926 Prague; s Robert George; d Rose Marie; 1919-20 interne at St Josephs Hosp, Omaha; 1921-26 priv prac at Dodge; 1926-priv prac at Wilber; past secy and past pres Saline Co Med Soc; Neb St Med Assn; fellow AMA; C of C; Wilber, Swimming Pool Assn; during World War enl in med res corps; Amer Leg, past mbr; rnbr city bd of health; city phys; past mbr KC; St Wenceslaus Cath Ch; hobbies, football, baseball; res Wilber. KLASEK, BERNARD J; Attorney and Superintendent of Schools; b near Wilber, Neb Mar 10, 1905; s of Stephen J Klasek-Josephine T Polivka; ed Wilber HS 1923; Doane Coll, BA 1927; Iota Delta Chi; Pi Kappa Delta; Doane Players 4 years, treas, bus mgr and pres; orchestra, band, stage mgr Doane Symphony Orchestra; Doane Pep Band, pres; NNG 110th med regiment band 3 years, priv, Ist class priv, then corp; freshman honors; fraternity secy treas and pres; Doane Owl 2 years; Tiger Staff; YMCA cabinet; glee club; chorus; asst track mgr; 3rd place winner in Dawes oratorical contest during 3rd year; track mgr; varsity debate squad; U of N, MA 1939; Delta Theta Phi; m Sylvia F Smrz Feb 26, 1931 Wilber; s Charles B; 1927-29 prin Callaway HS; 1929-30 student Coll of Law, U of N; 1931-34 Saline Co clk; 1932 adm to Neb bar; 1935-37 priv law prac at Wilber; 1937- supt of schs, Wilber; NSTA; 1935-37 mbr sch bd; Rotary, past pres; Neb Assn of Co Commrs, Co Clks, Co Registers of Deeds and Co Highway Commrs, past secy; Saline Co and Neb St Bar Assns; 1936-37 mbr Saline Co insanity bd; Sokol; past master AF and AM 64; OES; Prot;hobbies, music, dramatic arts; off HS; res Wilber. KLEIN, JENNINGS BRYAN; Dentist; b Adams, Neb Nov 29, 1896; s of G John Klein-Jennie DeBoer; ed Adams HS; U of N, 1928, BSc and DDS; Phi Beta Pi; Delta Sigma Delta; m Julia Irene Moren Mar 4, 1933 Washington Kas; 1928- priv prac, DeWitt; lst It res corps U S army 11 years; inspector of soldiers govt remittances to service men's families during World War; SE Neb Dental Soc; Neb St and pres DeWitt Civic Service Club; hobbies, aviation, fishing, hunting, collecting old guns; res; DeWitt. KOBES, FRANK JOSEPH; Mayor; b Wilber, Neb Jan 28, 1890; s of Frank Joseph Kobes-Josephine Kubes; ed Wilber; Crete HS; LBC; m Otillie Vavra June 18, 1912 Crete; s Frank; d Mary Josephine; 1918-28 asst cash First State Bank of Crete; 1928- in ins and surety bonds bus; 1918-22 city clk; 1922-28, 1930-mayor; pres Crete Park Assn; pres Crete Brewery; Sokol instr 20 years and mbr com which raised $20,000 for Sokol theater, trustee and dir many years, in chg of leasing theater; past pres 2 terms League of Neb Municipalities; Saline Co ARC; Rotary, pres 1928, nominated for governor's trophy; opposed at election only once in 14 years; Comml Club, dir; mbr vol fire dept; helped in fish replenishment of Blue River; 1922 mbr com which raised $500,000 endowment for Doane Coll; has suorted all paving in city; worked or light plant built in 1933 and paid for without taxation; helped settle 50 year controversy over location of Saline Co seat; supported purchase Riverside Cemetery 1932; supported construction of $35,000 sewage disosal plant during 1933-34, paid for by $8,100 PWA grant and earnings of water and sewer dept, one of first projects authorized in Neb; AF and AM, York Rite, KT, Sesostris Shrine, AM, past high priest; OES; KP; ZCBJ; Sons of Hermann; BSA, bd mbr; during World War 4-min man, active in fund drives; hobbies, hasetball, football, hunting and fishing; res Crete. KHOUT, BENJAMIN VOLCAN; Atorney; b Chicago, III Dec 19, 1873; s of Vaclav Kohout-Barbara Skarivoda; ed Wilber ITS; U of Mich, LB 1898; came with parents to Wilber in 1878; 1891-95 teleg opr CB and Q RR, Alliance and Wyo divs; 1898 adm to Neb bar; 1898-1905 priv law prac, Crete and Wilber; 1903-06 Saline Co atty; 1906-25 priv prac, Wilber; 1925-36 Saline Co judge; 1936- atty, Wilber; owner, and opr farms Saline and Adams Cos; during World War chmn Saline Co defense coun, chmn and an org Saline Co ARC, chmn food and fuel administration, US govt appeal agt, and 4-min man; past chmn Saline Co Bar Assn; 7th Judicial Dist, Neb St and Amer Bar Assns; C of C; Rotary; AF and AM; Scot Rite 32degree; York Rite; KT; Seostris Shrine; KP; ZCBJ; Rep, past chmn Saline Co Central Com; hobbies, fishing, travel; Unitarian Ch; res Wilber. KHOUT, VACLAV J; Mayor; b Omaha, Neb Aug 27, 1879; s of Vaclav Kohout-Anna Tichacek; ed Saunders and Saline Cos; m Rose Rachovsky Feb 25 1903 Wilber; s Otto (dec 1926); d Silvia (dec 1935); 1893 settled 16 miles NW of Wilber, farmed with parents; 1900-11 in threshing bus; 1903-04 farmed near Friend; 1904 came to Wilber; 1905 in impt bus, Wilber; 1910- in auto bus, auto ins added 1917; other lines ins added 1926; pres Saline Co B and L Assn; 1910-14 mbr village coun; 1932 city elk; 1936- mayor; C of C; mbr, ZCBJ since 1903; mbr Sokol since 1911; Neb Auto Dlrs Assn; res Wilber. KUNC, JOSEPH F; Retired; b Sedlec-Horovice Bohemia Dec 27, 1871; s of Frank Kunc- Anna Broz; ed Bohemia; priv tchrs, Omaha, m Anna Famferlik July 26, 1898 Omaha; s Rudolph Karl; d Sylvia, Loretta (Mrs L J Bible); 1889 came to Amer, 1889-92 butcher, Wahoo; 1892-1902 with Swift and Co, also in sales dept of Cudahy Packing Co, Omaha, 1902-21 ptr of Joseph Snyder in meat bus Wilber; 1921 pur Snyder's int; 1921-32 owner and opr meat bus; 1932 ret; son R K and Vaclav Demjl now in chg; during World War active in ARC and YMCA drives; 1918-19 chmn town bd; lib bd; past mbr Wilber Cemetery bd; mbr Rotary; past mbr C of C; past mbr vol fire dept; Wilber Swimming Pool Assn; Horseshoe Club; ZCBJ and Sokol, has held all offs in each; KP; hobby, reading, politics; res Wilber. KUNC, RUDOLPH KARL; Sausage; Manufacturer; b Omaha, Neb, Nov 4, 1899; s of Joseph F Kunc-Anna, Famferlik; ed Wilber; U of N; m, Sylvia Kresl June 4, 1924 Omaha; s Ramon Keith; d Beverly Jean; 1902 came with father to Crete, as lad helped in sausage mfg; 1917-18 sch tchr Loma; 1918-26 with father in, sausage rnfg, 1926 became, part owner in bus, 1932 with Vaclav Dejml opr stationed in Lincoln for service during World War; past comm Amer Leg; C of C, pres; ZCBJ; sponsor and dir Wilber Swimniing Pool; Rotary; chief past 4 years, vol fire dept; Wilber Horseshoe Club; Wilber Rifle Club; Cath Ch, St Wenceslaus Parish; hobbies, fire dept, amateur theatricals; res Wilber. KUNCL, ROBERT K; Manager, Furniture Co and Funeral Home; b Crete Neb May 4, 1909; s of Joseph Kuncl-Stella Svoboda; ed Crete HS; Doane Coll; Cincinnati Coll of Embaming, Alpha Omega; m Norma Nohavec June 16, 1932 Crete; s Robert, Donald Bruce; during sch emt by P and P Drug Co, Crete; 1930 lic as embalmer by Neb; 1929 with father in Kuncl Furn Co and Funeral Home in chg since death of father Sep 17, 1931; Neb St Funeral Dirs Assn, pres York dist; Natl Funriture Dirs Assn, Comml Club; Rotary; Izaak Walton, AF and AM; RAM; KP; Sokol; mbr Crete cemetery bd; Meth Ch; hobbies, fishing. off 1211 Main; res 1019 Oak, Crete. KUNCL, MRS STELLA; Furniture Dealer and Undertaker; b Cleveland 0; d of John Svoboda-Mary Karbusicka; ed Crete HS 1896; m Joseph; Kuncl Mar 29, 1901 Wilber (dec Sept 17, 1931); s Dr Joseph, Robert K; d Lucille (Mrs C E Rhynalds), Mary Louise; as young woman aided father in gen mdse store; 1901-31 homemaker; since death of husband with son Robert in chg of Kuncl Furn Co and Kuncl Funeral Home; JCD, financial secy past 30 years; ZCBJ; Woodman Circle, financial secy past 30 years Meth Ch; hobbies, reading, fancy needlework; father settled on homestead S of Crete, family joined him 1881; off 1211 Main; res S 12th Crete. LILLIBRIDGE, CHAUNCEY CLARK; Dentist; b Weston, Neb May 10, 1894; S of Christopher Lillibridge-Clysta Harrison; ed Weston; Whoo HS; U of N, DDS 1916; Xi Psi; m Ella Ziegenbein Aug 29, 1917 Memphis; d Betty Ann; 1912-13 tchr, Weston; 1916-19 dentist, Weston; 1919- dentist, Crete; Ist It Dental reserve corps; S E Neb Dental Soc; Neb St and ADA; C of C , past secy, past dir; past secy and past pres Rotary; city treas 14 years; secy-treas Tuxedo Park 10 years; AF and AM 37, master 1924; York Rite, past high priest RAM; Sesostris Shrine; OES past patron; treas and trustee Grace Meth Ch; hobby, hunting; res Hawthorne, Crete. LONGANECKER, JOHN FRANKLIN; Publisher; b Alexandria, Mo Feb 19, 1856; s of Henry Longanecker-Charlotte Charles; ed Hancock and Adams Cos, ILL; m Mary Helen Hoggatt Apr 26, 1883 Lincoln; s John Franklin jr; 1883 came with bride to Dorchester and became publisher- of Dorchester Star, thought to be oldest paper in Neb from point of continuous Publication and oldest bus orgn in Dorchester; paper issued on time each week during 56 years; observed 50th wedding anniversary Apr 26, 1933; past treas town coun; past treas bd of edn; has trained 3 outstanding Neb newspapermen; Half Century Club of Amer PressAssn; Meth Ch; res Dorchester. LOTHROP, JOHN ARTHUR; Farmer; b Dubuque, la June 15, 1885; s of Franklin B Lothrop-Catherine McCallum; ed Doane Coll, BSc1908; m Edna E Cobb Oct 26, 1910 Minneapolis Minn; s John Arthur Jr, Franklin; d Dorothy M, Helene Jean; 1904 came to Clete, 1910- owner- and opr farm; sells to the trade approximately five tons of poultry feed weekly, together, with equipment and remedies; 1929 Master Farmer; 1910 Mrs Lothrop poultry raiser-; has flock of approximately 3000 layers with average record of 175 premium eggs each per year, constant winner, of prizes in Neb egg shows; produces 10,000 broilers and hatches approximately 100,000 chicks annually; 1913 recd recognition from U of N Coll of Agr for most outstanding record of cost and production found among poultry raisers; hobby, improvement of farming and poultry raising methods; res RFD 1, Crete. MEKOTA, JOHN EDWARD; Attorney; b Solon, la Apr, 23, 1893; s of Frank Mekota-Anna Viach; ed Iowa City Acad; U of la, BA 1916, LLB 1920; m Edna Dreyer, Aug 25, 1917 Iowa City la; s John Edward jr; d Beth Anna; adm to la and Neb bars 1920; 19207 prac, Crete; 1923-27 and 1931-35 Saline Co atty; 1938- mbr state legislature; during World War. in U S army OTC Fort Snelling, comnd 2nd It, 14 mos O/S in major offensives Somme, Meuse-Argonne, also in defensive sector; Ist It 129th inf, lst div army of occupation, disch July 1919, retd to U of la; past cornm Amer Leg; pres 7th Judicial Dist Bar Assn; Neb St Bar Assn; C of C; Luth Ch; off City Natl Bank Bldg; res 806 Forest Ave, Crete. MELICHAR, ANTON JR; Farmer; b Crete, Neb July 7, 1892; s of Anton Melichar Sr-Mary Cerne; ed Seward Co; m Anna Husa; Feb 10, 1914 Crete; s Leonard Leo; d LaVerne; 1912-farmer near Crete; during winters assists nephew in Fred Kusy Recreation Parlor; Saline Co Fair bd; 4 terms; past pct assessor; Dem; Cath Ch; hobbies, football, sports; parents were pioneers, celebrated Golden wedding anniversary 1935; res Crete. MENKE, MRS M A R I E HAMMAN; b Bremen, Germany 1858; d of John Hammen; m John Dietrich Menke Mar 10, 1878 Crete; s John D; Kate (Mrs Henry Clouse), Lena (Mrs Herman Kahle), Sina, Minnie, Hannah(Mrs Hans Warkcow, dec 1937), Charlotte (Mrs Henry Heers), Sophia,(Mrs J W Byers), Clara; parents came from Germany to Amer, in 1867 lived in Chicago 2 years, 1869 homesteaded on RR land near Berks and lived in Crete; Mr- Menke (dec 1908) came with parents from Bohlenburg Germany to Amer and homesteaded at Crete; added to land holdings and property at death left each child of family a farm in Crete neighborhood, also owned town residence property, hotel and bus bldgs; hobbies, flowers and needlework; res 942 Juniper, Crete. MILLER, BENJAMIN GEORGE; Executive; b Martel, Neb Oct 3, 1877; s of J G Miller-Wilhemina-Herzer; ed Lincoln HS; la Wes; U of N; m Florence Hazen Nov 16, 1911 Lawrence Kas; 1900-05 with Automatic Electric Co of Chicago now Amer Automatic Electric Co, 1 year, in factory and 4 years traveled and installed, automatic switchboards; 1906 org Kramer-Denton Tele Co, became pres and mgr, installed exchanges and tele service at Kramer and Denton in 1906; 1907 pur central off and extended tele service to Pleasant Dale; 1907 obtained franchise and org Crete Tele Co of which he was secy-treas and mgr until 1931, 1931- pres and mgr; built exchange and began tele service at Crete in spring of 1908 in conipetition with Bell Tele Co; 1908 merged the Kramer-Denton Tele Co with Crete Tele Co; 1912 Lincoln Tele and Teleg Co pur Bell Tele Co plant at Crete; 1914 Crete Tele Co pur old Bell plant from Lincoln Tele and Teleg Co, consolidated two exchanges in Crete; 1917 disposed of Denton and Pleasant Dale exchanges to Lincoln Tele and Teleg Co, retained Kramer and Crete exchanges; 1926 pur, Reynolds Tele Co exchange; 1927 pur Frontier Tele Co exchange at Hubbell; 1938 Frontier Tele Co pur Chester exchange; opr exchanges at Reynolds, Hubbell and Chester under name of Frontier Tele Co; opr Crete Tele Co exchanges at Crete and Kramer; 1911 also with Charles M Algermissen in Universal Auto Co, Overland dealer at Crete, sold int fall of 1911; 1930-mbr F and M Coop Gas and Oil Co, dir since 1932, pres since 1936; dir and VP Crete State Bank; VP Crete B and L Assn; owner and opr farms near Crete and in la; 1928 reorg Centerville Cemetery Assn, pres; 1926 with associates org and became dir Crete Park Assn which established Tuxedo Park; dir Crete swimming pool; dir and VP Neb Indep Tele Assn; U S Indep Tele Assn; dir Saline Co Fair Assn; helped org BSA camp, camp dir com mbr; mbr Crete city coun 2 years; past dir Crete C of C; dir and past secy Rotary; dir Neb St Izaak Walton League, helped org Crete ch which built clubhouse 1938; Congl Ch; hobbies, hunting, fishing, boys activities; off Crete Tele Co; res 1243 Forest, Crete. MILLER, Mrs FLORENCE HAZEN; Clubwoman; b Reno Co, Kas; d of Daniel Webster Hazen-Frances Eliza Kinnamon; direct descendant John and Priscilla Alden; ed U of Kas; m Benjamin G Miller Nov 16, 1911 Lawrence Kas; as half-owner manages 320 A farm in Kas; recognized by state legislature and internationally famous as originator of the Living Christmas Tree, idea being featured by various publications in US, Oslo Norway and London England; designer of Neb state flag and wrote words to Flag Song of Neb; author of resolution naming Amer elm as Neb State tree; named Tuxedo Park at Crete; gave to 4-H clubs 13 A area known as Ilazen Park in Reno Co Kas in memory of mother buried in Hazen Cemetery; compiled 3 vol Memorial album of Revolutionary soldiers placed in lib of Memorial Continental Hall; Daughters of Amer Colonists; DAR, state chmn natl history magazine; special state chmn Neb Carillon bell for Valley Forge dedicated Apr, 13, 1939; special state chmn Neb State flag for Annapolis Naval Acad; John Alden and His Descendants of N Y City and vicinity; Colonial Order of Royal Crown, ancestry dates back to Charlemagne; Neb Writers Guild; awarded fellowship, Inst of Amer Genealogy; state registrar Founders and Patriots of Neb; state regent Kenmore Assn, raised funds for, antique Chippendale sofa in reception hall at Kenmore; past state dir Natl Soc Children of Amer Revovolution, org Crete ch. vice-chmn of radio in western div; natl chmn Elinor Washington Howard fund for silver ewer for christening of children at Christ Ch at Alexandria Va; Mrs Howard was the last living Washington to be born at Mt Vernon and she lived to see this dedicatory service in her honor at this ch, but died soon after; Mrs Miller has written playlet After the Battle at Yorktown at Kenmore; honored by Mary Pickford and Robert Taylor; during World War spent 15 hours daily in tele service; Congl Ch; hobby, research work; res 1243 Forest, Crete. MILLER, JAMES GORDON; Owner Insurance and Finance Co; b Crete, Neb July 12, 1886; s of Theodore H Miller-Mary George; ed Crete; Doane Coll; m Norma Knight Sept 9, 1908 d Florence (Mrs G A Gooch); 1906-21 with Crete State Bank, 1908-21 cash, 1921-38 VP; 1921 owner and opr- Millers Ins Co; 1936 owner and opr Millers Finance Co; dir Crete Loan and Savings Assn; Neb Assn of Ins Agts; Neb Assn of Personal Finance Cos; C of C; ch mbr Rotary; Comml Club; Izaak Walton; org Crete Park Assn; AF and AM; Scot Rite 32degree; York Rite; KT; Sesostris Shrine; Congl Ch; during World War active in drives for funds; hobby, hunting; off 114 E 13th; res 1107 Crete. MILLER, MARION; Superintendent Light and Power Co; b Crete, Neb Apr 14, 1907; s of Joseph Miller-Lillian Bricker; ed Crete; m Edna Dean Apr 1931 F'airbury; s Perry Dean; d Marilyn, Martha Ellen; 1924 with MoP RR at Crete short time, also emp in installation of bake oven at Kindles Bakery; 1925-30 with E D Spadt in Keystone Groc; 1930-35 pipe fitter and later foreman with Ia-Neb Light and Power Co, 1935- supt la-Neb Light and Power Co at Crete; holder of certificate in ARC first aid Cof C; Rotary; ch mbr Jr C of C vol fire dept; Meth Ch; hobbies, hunting and fishing; off Ia-Neb Light and Power Co; res 706 Grove, Crete. MILLER, OSCAR G; Property Manager; b Crete, Neb Apr 27, 1888; s of Theodore Henry Miller-Mary George; ed Crete; Doane Coll Acad; LSC; m Grace Florence Holbrook June 24, 1914 Firth; s Robert Holbrook; time devoted, largely to management of various properties and investments; VP Crete State Bank; Aug 14, 1918 ent U S army for World War, in med corps trained at Lincoln and Allentown Penn; 10 mos O/S at Bordeaux, France, disch June 1919; Amer Leg; C of C; Congl Ch; hobbies, nature study and travel; parents pioneers, mother's homestead lying E of Main and S of 13th Sts, Crete; original land grants by Pres U S Grant Aug 10, 1871; father engaged in banking and finance; Mrs Miller grad of PSTC; taught sch in Firth and Lincoln; res 1142 Hawthorne, Crete. MOCK, FERDINAND GEORGE; Clergyman; b West Point, Neb Sept 21, 1889; s of Henry Mock-Wilhelmina Hartwig; ed pub and parochial sch; Pontifical Coll Josephinum, Colurnbus 0 1915, BA and MA; June 9, 1915 ordained to priesthood by Most Rev James E Hartley, bishop of Columbus 0 diocese; first mass at Ch of the Assumption, West Point June 13, 1915; lncardinated in Lincoln diocese 1915; 1915-33 pastor St Marys at Luxemburg, Butler Co; 1916 built sch and 1924 org Marietta HS vocational sch at Luxemburg, accredited by U of N, was sch supt and tchr, conducted rural short course; administrator Sacred Heart Parish, Shelby 11 mos; 1933- pastor Sacred Heart Ch and supt of St James Sch, Crete; sponsor rural electrification movement in Neb; holds permanent tchrs certificate; mbr diocesan sch bd and bldg bd; pro-syndal examiner; Alumni Assn of Pontifical Coll Josephinum; assoc mbr Neb Chris Rural Fellowship; moderator In various World War activities Butler Co; C of C; Rotary; ARC; mbr Saline Co 4-H corn; KC; Natl Cath Rural Life Conf, dir; Rural Life Bur, diocesan dir; hobbies, fishing, hunting and outdoor life; parents settled at West Point in early 70's, father oprd lst furn store and cabinet making in Thurston Co, homesteaded in Cherry Co; off and res 542 E 13th, Crete. MOOBERRY, RUSSELL; Postmaster; b Morton, III Apr 1874; s of Alexander Mooberry-Mary C Lott; ed Dorchester HS; LBC; 1901 spent year in Alaska; 1902 emp in lbr industry, Seattle Wash; 1904-15 in livestock bus short time, later in ins bus, Dorchester; Apr 7, 1915- P M of Dorchester; int in farming, livestock, ins and civic activities; during World War active in drives for funds; IOOF, mbr 40 years, past grand lodge instr 2 terms; MWA; Mar 3, 1883 father came to Dorchester with train of Immigrants, engaged In farming and stock raising; off US PO; res Dorchester. MULLIN,PATRICK JAMES; Postmaster; b Detroit, Mich Jan 8, 1872; s of Eugene Mullin-Barbara Meehan; ed Crete; m Blanche M Murphy June 14, 1916 Friend; s Phillip J; came with parents to Neb in 1879, located at Crete; 1892 moved to Friend; 1892-98 with uncle T A Moore as bkkpr in windmill and plumbing bus; 1898-1913 with William Burke Grain Co, first bkkpr and acct later a ptr in bus, 1913-18 owner and opr, sold bus July 1,1918; 1919 pur control of Friend State Bank, became pres and gen mgr, oprd bank until liquidation 1933; 1933-36 with Regional Agri Credit Corp, hdqrs Omaha; 1936- P M, Friend; Neb League of Dist P M's; Neb ch Natl Assn of P M's of U S; during World War capt of various activities in drives for funds, 4-min man, holder of medal of U S treasury dept for patriotic service in behalf of Liberty loans; past secy, past pres C of C; KC, ch mbr and lst grand knight 10 years; off US PO; res 405 Maple, Friend. MUNRO, PERCY LEROY; Credit and Office Manager Creamery Co; b Hastings, Neb Nov 29, 1889; s of Charles Munro- Lillian Ferry; ed Fairbury HS and Bus Coll; York Coll; m Jennie Montanye Aug 16, 1911 Alexandria; d Evelyn; 1911 with York Foundry and Engine Works; 1912 steno, off clk, later bkkpr, now off mgr and credit mgr Fairmont Creamery Co, Crete; past dir Comml Club; AF and AM 37 past master; past high priest RAM; OES,,past patron; Cretonian Male Glee Club; Meth Ch; Rep; hobby, woodworking; off Fairmont Creamery Co; res 1517 Ivy Ave, Crete. NAVE, CLEMENS D; Farmer; b Crete, Neb May 18, 1881; s of Theodore Nave-Catherine Sattler; ed Saline Co; St James Parochial Sch, Crete; m Bertha Hunt Feb 27, 1911 Crete (dec 1927); s George, Theodore, Edward; d Adelaide, Catherine, Mary; 1911- farmer on home place; KC, Friends Coun; Sacred Heart Cath Ch; hobbies, woodwork, pioneer history; parents early pioneers, came west in 1875 and located in Crete in 1880, engaged In farmng; res RFD 2, Crete. NOVAK, FRANK ANTHONY; Insurance, Real Estate and Investment Dealer; b Medric, Tabor, Czechoslavakia Oct 4, 1880; s of John Novak-Katerina Fines; ed Crete; m Anna J Yunek June 9, 1908 Dodge (dec Nov 24, 1938); came with parents to Amer July 1887, settled in Crete; as boy worked in onion fields at 35cents daily and in beet fields at 50cents daily; 1894 left sch to assist family, emp by Fay and Croston Shoe Co of Crete at $6 per mo; 1895 emp by Steidl Drug Co, Crete; 1896-1901 in chg of shoe dept P L Knight and Co Gen Store; 1901 Crete Merc Co absorbed P L Knight and Co, remained until 1906 in chg of shoe and mens furnishings depts; 1906-10 with First Natl Bank of Crete, bkkpr, later asst cash and cash; 1910-36 org City Natl Bank, became cash; 1936-in ins, real est and Investment bus, lic real est broker; past secy C of C; city clerk 9 terms; city treas 8 terms; during World War on ARC com, in chg of restrictions on sale of ammunitions; YMCA drive, treas; Neb Real Est Assn; KC; Sacred Heart Cath Ch, mbr com 20 years; hobby, home life; off City Natl Bank; res 709 E 13th, Crete. NOVAK, JOSEPH J; Bank Cashier b Wilber, Neb Feb 6, 1878; s of Frank Novak-Anna Duchek; ed Wilber; Crete; Omaha Comml Coll, 1898-99; m Anna M Borecky June 2, 1904 Wilber; s Robert A, Irvin F, Otto J. Joe W; d Irene E (Mrs Robert Timm); family came to Saline 1869, among first homeateaders; 1900-03 Saline Co asst treas; 1903-06 Saline Co dep treas; 1906-12 asst, cash Natl Bank of Wilber now, Saline State Bank, 1912-cash; during,World War active in drives for funds holder of special Liberty Loan award of U S govt; Farmers Union Elevator, treas, bd mbr 24 years; treas Saline Co Bldg Assn; Neb Bankers Assn, past secy lst dist; Amer Bankers Assn; FDIC; C of C, dir 2 years mayor of Wilber; mbr sch bd many years; helped org and past bd mbr Wilber Swimming Pool Assn; Rotary, ch mbr and first pres ZCBJ past pres, past finance secy now VP, 5 years mbr natl finance com, 6 times del to natl conv Sokols, an org and builder of lodge, chmn finance com; Bohemian Cemetery Assn, treas 15 years; KP; past master AF and AM; past high priest RAM; hobby, Bohemian lodge; off Saline State Bank; res Wilber. NOVAK, ROBERT A; Merchant and Cleaner; b Wilber, Neb Jun 22 1905; s of J J Novak-Anna Borecy, ed Wilber HS 1924; U of N 1926, Natl Salesmens Training Assn of Chicago; Lambda Chi Alpha; m Katharine Esther Johnston Nov 8, 1930 Toledo 0 ; d Carol Ann, Sally, Kay; 1926 with Western Electric Co Chicago IL; 1927-29 traveling reprsentative in Mich for Plough Chemical Co of Memphis Tenn; 1930 brother estab Wilber Cleaners, oprd until 1934; 1934 merged with Standard Cleaners, added mens clothing and now opr as Standard Cleaners and Clothiers; Neb Assn of Cleaners and Dyers; C of C; mbr vol fire dept, CMTC, att Fort Des Moines Ia camp 1923; AF and AM, master; ZCBJ; hobbies, fishing and hunting; res Wilber. OSTERHOUT, MILO DAVID; Retired; b White Pigeon, Mich June 3, 1872; s of Christian Osterhout-Sarah Yohn; ed White Pigeon Mich; Highland Kas; Morrowville Kas; m Olive Watson Jan 1, 1903 Morrowville Kas, s Milo David; d Ruth (Mrs J G Hallstead), Dorothy; 1898 emp by Fairmont Creamery Co at $40 a month furnished all equipment and teams hauled and hauled milk at Morrowville, 1900 in chg of skimming station, 1901 traveling supt of various stations with hdqrs at Crete, 1908-10 territory mgr, 1910 gen mgr of plant at Crete, ret Aug 1938; dir of Fairmont Creamery approximately 25 years; mbr sch bd 25 years; trustee Doane Coll 25 years, vice-chmn of bd, chmn of executive com; Rotary, ch mbr and past pres 17 years perfect attendance; past pres C of C; AF and AM; MWA, ch mbr; Congl Ch, trustee 25 years hobby, turkey raising, raised flock of 10,000 one of largest in state 1938; 1883 father came to Highland Kas, farmed 2 years; 1885 moved to Morrowville, Kas and farmed until 1898, res East 13th, Crete. PALLETT, JAMES EDWARD Merchant; b Crete, Neb Nov 14, 1906, s of William H Pallett-Carrie Cooper; ed Crete; U of N; Doane Coll, BA 1930; Alpha Omega; m Ida Hoehne June 26, 1934 Hebron; s James Edward Jr; 1930 in extn work for Doane Coll; 1930-31 mgr of Springfield MO off Mutual Benefit and United Benefit Life Ins Cos; 1931-34 athletic dir Hebron schs, winners of S Neb conf championship 1931-32, 1933-34 in basketball, and winner of football championship 1933; 1934-owner and opr Ben Franklin Store Crete; past mbr Hebron Kiwanis; dir Crete Rotary; past dir Comml Club; Congl Ch; hobby, athletics; off 1222 Main; res 919 Hawthorne, Crete. PANTER, R 0 B E R T CARPENTER; Physician and Surgeon; b Dorchester, Neb Oct 11, 1882; s of Dr Samuel G Panter- Laura Woodruff; ed Dorchester HS; U of N, MD 1904; youngest mbr, held highest class honors; NY Polyclinic and Lying-In Hosp 1920; surg, Washington U, St Louis Mo; m Agnes V Jack Oct 24, 1906 Dorchester; s Byron Davis; d Florence Viola (Mrs Wallace Flint); 1904-05 Interne Immanuel Hosp, Omaha; 1905 prac with father Dorchester; 1906 indep prac; city phys; Saline Co phys many years; non-resident staff phys St Elizabeth Lincoln Gen and Bryan Memorial Hosps. Lincoln; during World War in US army, commd It in med corps, staff mbr base hosp 49, stationed at Allerey France, also in detached service, ARC mil hosp 5 Paris, Camp Hosp 27 Tours France. commd capt of med corps; Amer Leg; 40 and 8; past pres Saline Co Med Soc; Neb St Med Assn; fellow AMA; Uni Club, Lincoln; AF and AM, past master; Scot Rite 32degree; Sesostris Shrine; hobby, fishing, during past 18 years has spent 2 mos each year at summer home at Hackensack Minn; born in off bldg erected by father and occupies off in which he practised many years; parents early pioneers of Saline Co, father prac med in Dorchester many years; res Dorchester. PARKER, EDMUND McINTYRE; Secretary and Treasurer Lumber Co; b Dorchester, Neb Oct 10, 1873; s of Thomas Benton Parker-Emma Livingston; ed Dorchester; Lincoln Normal; m Dora Moobery July 1903 Dorchester (dec); s Gerald Edmund, Paul Merwyn; m Emnia Calvers Aug 14, 1934 Oshkosh; as boy learned carpentry; 1896-1901 with engineers in construction of Florence and Cripple Creek RR in Colo; 1901-04 with same engineers in construction of another RR in same section of Colo; 1904 with Moffett Lbr Co, Dorchester; 1905-08 with Geo A Hoagland Lbr Co of Omaha at Rogers; 1908- R Jacobsen org the Parker and Jacobsen Lbr Co of Crete, Parker now secy-treas and mgr; past pres C of C; pres Crete Loan and Savingi Assn; 1914-15 mayor of Crete; Neb Lbr Mchts Assn, dir; Natl Retail Lbr Dlrs Assn; Rotary, ch mbr and past pres; AF and AM Scot Rite; Sesostris Shrine; hobby, travel; off 338 W 13th; res 1408 Ivy, Crete. PEIKER, HARRY; Merchant and Cleaner; b Velka Dobra, Czechoslovakia May 14, 1904; s of Joseph Peiker- Elizabeth Simacek; ed Prague Czechoslovakia; Tobias; m Martha M Cupl June 24, 1936 St Paul; d Gloria Beth; came to Amer in 1921 located at Tobias; 1923-25 sign painter, Wilber; 1925 estab first dry cleaning plant, Kozak and Peiker in Wilber; 1926 built a new and modern plant, in 1930 acquired int of ptr, changed name to Standard Cleaners; 1934 merged with Wilber Cleaners under name of Standard Cleaners and Clothiers and added men's clothing; Neb Assn of Cleaners and Dyers; C of C; Rotary; mbr vol fire dept; Sokol; ZCBJ, secy; hobbies, sightseeing travel; res Wilber. PETERSEN, WILLIAM; Manufacturer; b Skjoldborg, Denmark Apr 16, 1882; s of Christian Michael Petersen-Johanna Marie Nelsen; ed Skjoldborg Denmark; m Ane Marie Petersen Oct 20, 1904 Ilion N Y; s Christian, Ralph William, Richard Harold; d Harriet Marie (Mrs H E Fort); 1902 came to Amer, blacksmith at Minden; 1902-06 with Chris Hove of Minden; 1906-07 blacksmith at Curtis, farmed with brother Nels; 1907-14 owner and opr blacksmith shop Axtell; 1914 sold shop and pur farm at Redfield Ark; 1915-21 blacksmith in DeWitt; during this time invented and developed Vise Grip wrench, 1921 patented wrench, 1924 obtained additional patents for improvements; 1921- engaged in mfr and sale of wrench; since 1932 product has had natl and Internat distribution; Assoc Industries of Neb; mbr town bd; Civic Club; Luth Ch; hobbies, fishing, reading; res DeWitt. PLACEK, MRS CAMILLE BARTOS; Attorney; b Wilber, Neb; d of Frank W Bartos-Anna Svacina; ed Wilber HS 1922; U of N; m Otto E Placek Sept 25, 1923 Council Bluffs la; s Frank, Otto; d Camille; adm to Neb bar 1927; 1933- priv law prac at Wilber; 1935-37 bkkpr Bank of Wilber, 1937- asst cash; candidate for Congress from 4th congl dist of Neb 1933; 2nd Neb woman candidate for Congress; pub speaker of note, gives lectures in Bohemian; 7th Judicial Dist and Neb St Bar Assns; Pythian Sisters; St Wenceslaus Cath Ch; pres YD Club, Wilber and Saline Co, dist sub-clmn; hobby, travel; off Bank of Wilber; res Wilber. PLACEK, OTTO ERWIN; Attorney; b Wilber, Neb Aug 1, 1901; s of Joseph F Placek-Lillian Korbel; ed Wilber HS 1919; U of N, BA 1923, LLB 1925; Chi Phi; Pli Delta Phi; m Camille Bartos Sept 25. 1923 Council Bluffs la; s Frank, Otto; d Camille; adm to Neb bar June 1925; 1925-34 in law prac as mbr of Bartos, Bartos and Placek; 1934- indep prac; Saline Co, 7th Judicial Dist and Neb St Bar Assns; C of C; Rotary, ch mbr; AF and AM; Scot Rite, 32degree; Sesostris Shrine; KP; Prot; hobbies, gardening, fishing; res Wilber. PLOUZEK, ANTON; Hardware Merchant; b Crete, Neb Jan 12, 1889; s of Anton Plouzek-Elenora Plouzek; ed Crete; m Agnes L McCargar Apr 27, 1915 Crete; s Norman Keith; d Barbara June; as boy worked for nursery; 1905-06 with groc dept of Crete Merc Co, 1907 tsfrd to hdw dept, 1912-17 owner and opr hdw part of bus; 1908-12 in chg dept, 1919-20 with City Natl Bank of Crete; 1920-25 co-owner of Ford Sales and Service Co; 1925- owner and opr hdw bus; during World War ent U S army Sept 1917, 89th div stationed at Camp Funston, disch Ist sgt Apr 1919; Neb Ret Hdw Assn, rnbr 20 years; C of C, mbr 30 years, past pres; Rotary, past pres; mbr sch bd; AF and AM, Scot Rite; Sesostris Stirine; Sokol; Meth Ch, SS treas; hobby, camping; grandparents came to Crete; off 142 W 13th; res 1222 Hawthorne, Crete. PLOUZEK, E D W A R D CHARLES; Banker; b Crete, Neb Dec 6, s of Anton Plouzek-Elenora Plouzek; ed Crete; Mozer-Lampman Comml Coll Omaha; Boyles Bus Coll, Omaha; m Marie Parizek May 4. 1920 Crete; d Jean Marie; mbr groc dept of Crete Merc Co 1912-14; 1915-17 in accounting dept of Fairmont Creamery Co; Jan 1917 enl in U S army Co E 318th engineers, 171/2 mos O/S; active in 3 major offensives Meuse-Argonne, Alsace-Lorraine, Verdun, disch Sept 28, 1919; Amer Leg, past finance ofcr, 9 terms; past bd mbr 2 terms; 1919 accountant, Fairmont Creamery Co, Crete, 1920-22 cash; 1922-23 mgr Farmers Union Store at Crete; 1923- with City Natl Bank, first as clk and later asst cash, 1936- exec VP; Saline Co Bankers Assn, past secy and treas; mbr Neb and Amer Bankers Assns; Sokol; Izaak Walton, ch mbr, active in bldg of clubhouse 1938; Sacred Heart Cath Ch; hobby. hunting; off City Natl Bank; res 1221 Hawthorne, Crete. POKORNY, JEROME B; Clergyman,, b Dwight, Neb Oct 23, 1909; s of Joseph Pokorny-Annia Maresh; ed Marion Kas; Assumption Parochial Sch, Dwight; David City HS; St Benedict's Parochial HS, Atchison Kas; St Benedict's Coll, Atchison Kea, BA 1931; St Paul's Seminary, St Paul Minn; St Procopius Seminary Chicago III; 1935 ordained to priesthood Apr 19, in Lincoln by Most Rev Bishop Louis B Kucera DD; first Mass at Assumption Ch, Dwight, Apr 21, 1935; 1935-38 administrator of St Wenceslaus Parish at Wilber, 1938- pastor, also pastor of St James Ch, Cortland; while at St Benediet's Coll was dist and coll correspondent for UP at Atchison; editor, The Rambler, The Abbey Student, The Raven; Rotary, treas; Cath Workmen; Saline Co 4-H Club com; White Spot Foresters 4-H Club, leader; Wilber BSA, troop counselor; Holy Name Soc; Confraternity of Blessed Sacrament St Wenceslaus Guild, Confraternity of Christian Doctrine; off St Wenceslaus Rectory; res Wilber. POLNICKY, EMIL J; Farmer and Agricultural Extension Agent; b Red Cloud, Neb Dee 2, 1895; s of Joseph Polnicky-Anna Sarybnicky; ed Red Cloud HS; U of N 1919; AEF Uni Beaunne, France 1919; m Mary Spence Dec 29, 1921 Lincoln; s Harold; d Joy, Beth, Patsy; enl Apr 16, 1918 in U S army, 14 mos O/S in 105th field signal batt of 117th inf, 30th (Old Hickory) div, on Ypres front and Hindenburg drive on Somme, disch June 9, 1919; Amer Leg; 1920-farmer on family homestead near Red Cloud; 1934-Saline Co agrl agt; increased 4-H Club mbrship from 11 to 328 since Jan 1, 1934; Farm Bur; Farmers Union; Neb Co Agri Agts Assn, past pres; Republican Valley Turkey Growers Assn; Meth Ch; hobby, hunting; off Courthouse, Wilber; res Red Cloud. PROCHA.ZKA, JOHN A; Dentist; b Hemingford, Neb Feb 8, 1909; s of Joseph Prochazka-Marie Prochazka; ed Hemingford HS 1925; CSTC; Creighton U, DDS 1935; Omicron Kappa Epsilon; m Libbie Turek Dec 28, 1933 Bridgeport; 1935-36 dentist at McCook; 1937- prac at Wilber, Neb St and ADA; C of C; BPOE; KC; St Weneceslaus Cath Ch; hobbies, baseball, fishing, and bowling; off Wilber Hotel; res Wilber. PROUDFIT, ROBERT MORTON; District Judge; b Rockford, IL Apr 30, 1862; s of Robert Proudfit-Eliza P Cilley; ed Virden IL and priv study; m Ida M Dorwart Aug 28, 1889 Friend; s Robert W; d Helen M (Mrs Windom A Rosene); Winifred K (Mrs Robert I McWilliams); 1868 came with parents to Virden IL; 1881 came to Friend; 1881-84 with Proudfit Bros, gen store; 1884-1904 with First Natl Bank of Friend, 1889-1904 asst cash; also studied law; adm to Neb bar 1892; 1904-24 in priv law prac; 1924- judge 7th Judicial Dist, now serving 4th term; during World War Saline Co chmn ARC, 50% over budget; Saline Co Bar Assn, past pres; 7th Judicial Dist, Neb St and Amer Bar Assns; Bar of Supreme Court of U S; Neb St Hist Soc; AF and AM, past master; Bapt Ch, past deacon, past treas; Rep. past chmn Saline Co Central Com, past mbr St Central Com; hobby, home; off lst Natl Bank Bldg; res 420 Maple, Friend. PUTNAM, FRANK EVERETT; Farmer and Dairyman; b Warren Co, la Apr 2, 1874; s of Rufus Putnam-Rosina Eastman; ed Oakland la; m Myrtle Palmer Sept 12, 1899 Oakland la; s Earl, Roy, Raymond; d Florence (Mrs Lyle Forsyth), Marion; with father on farm in Ia until 1914; 1914-24 engaged in dairying, farming and breeding pure-bred cattle, Beatrice; 1924- farmer, dairyman and Holstein cattle breeder, Crete; 1918-24 dir of Gage Co Agri Assn; 1925 an org of Saline Co Agri Assn, first pres 14 years; Neb Holstein Friesian Assn, dir past 22 years; Holstein Friesian Assn of Amer; Gage Co Farm Bur, past dir 6 years; Saline Co Farm Bur; WOW; Chris Ch; hobby, horses, cattle and co fairs; direct descendant of Howard Putnam who served in Amer Revolutionary War; res Crete. RADEMACHER, GERARD V; Furniture Dealer and Undertaker; b Crete, Neb Jan 21, 1889; s of Frank J Rademacher-Mary Pavlik; ed St James Parochial Sch, Crete; Crete HS; Creighton U, BA 1910, LLB 1913; Gamma Eta Gamma; 1913-26 with father in furn and undertaking bus, 1926- lndep owner and opr; during World war ent U S army, first stationed in Ia and later at Camp Pike, Ark, OTC; Amer Leg, ch mbr, holder 20 year membership award, past bd mbr, past vice-comm and past finance ofcr; C of C, past dir and past bd mbr; Rotary past treas and past bd mbr; Izaak Walton; Sacred Heart Cath Ch; came to Crete in 1870 and estab Rademacher Furn and Undertaking bus; mother homesteaded in Lancaster Co 1872; off 1221 Main; res 1424 Grove, Crete. ROLAND, FRED ISAAC; Auctioneer; b Poweshiek Co, Ia Apr 10, 1875; s of George W Roland-Martha Louise Moore; ed Crete; m Elinor E Talley June 2, 1897 Wilber; s Ray R; d Vera (Mrs L J Barron), Grace (Mrs Lawrence C McDermot); family pioneers, came to Neb by covered wagon and located NE of Crete In 1878; 1898 farmed; 1898-1901 in draying, house moving bus; 1901-07 emp by Rademacher Furn, and Undertaking Co, cared for equipment and did driving; 1908 with Herman Wissenberg impl dlr; 1908-11 with C P Sloniger in real est bus; 1911-12 mason 1912-14 bought and sold horses; auctioneer and real est dir; C of C; past mbr city coun; city assessor 10 years; honorary mbr vol fire dept, mbr 40 years; mbr Saline Co Fair bd; Crete Park Assn, bd mbr; Meth Ch; hobbies, hunting, travel, nature study; off 1226 Main: res RFD 1, Crete. ROZANEK, ADOLPH: Theater, Manager: b Milligan, Neb Nov 22, 1903; s of Frank J Rozanek-Josephine Hanus; ed Milligan HS; U of N, BSc 1928: m Elsie Moravec Apr 6,1929 Chicago: s Rodney; d Karen; asst cash Citizens Bank, Bonesteel S D; during summer of 1926 toured 9 European countries, Germany, Czechoslovakia, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Holland and England, met bride-to-be while abroad: 1928-33 mgr father's est Milligan and Crete; 1933-39 comml tchr in J Sterling Morton HS and Jr Coll Chicago, largest HS in world with 7,000 students and 300 tchrs; 1939- owner and opr Times Theater, Crete: C of C; Rotary: AF and AM; Presby Ch; hobby, outdoor sports; parents Came as children from Bohemia, were pioneers near Milligan, father (dec 1921) in furn and undertaking bus in Milligan 20 years; off Times Theater: res 1307 Main, Crete. RUNTY, HARVEY DANIEL; Physician and Surgeon; b DeWitt, Neb Sept 14, 1903; s of Daniel L Runty-.Jennie Gehrke; ed Plymouth HS 1922; U of N, BSc 1929, MD 1931; Alpha Kappa Kappa; m Marie Caley June 24, 1931, Omaha; s Harvey Daniel Jr; William Caley; 1931-32 interne Meth Hosp, Indianapolis lnd; 1932-33 chief resident surg Meth Hosp, Gary, Ind; 1933- prac med, DeWitt; local surg CB and Q RR since 1933; local surg CRI and P RR since 1933; mbr sch bd since 1935; commr of health, DeWitt since 1933; mbr of staff Luth Hosp and Mennonite Hosp, Beatrice; Gage Co Med Soc, secy 1938; Neb St Med Assn, pres 1939, mbr 3rd dist; fellow AMA; Amer Assn of Railway Surgs; Civic Service Club, pres 1938; special ints med and traumatic surgery; AF and AM, worshipful master; Evang Ch; hobbies, travel, books; res DeWitt. SACK, JACOB; President Lumber, and Coal Co; b Huck, Saratov, Russia Feb 7, 1874; s of Phillip Sack Sr-Mary Elizabeth Kaiser; ed Russia; Sutton; Wilton German- English Coll, Wilton Junction la 1898; m Lillie Weber Mar 12, 1906 Friend; s Merlin; d Genevieve; family Russian colonists 1765; came with parents to Amer 1886, located at Sutton; emp in groc as delivery boy at $5 a month, in furn store at $2 to $4 per week; 1898 machinists helper CB and Q RR, West Burlington la; 1898 carp in Sutton; pur lot and built carpentry and woodwork shop, brought Ist gas engine to Sutton; 1899-1912 owned and oprd lbr yard in Sutton; 1906 pur city light plant; 1912-16 owned and oprd Ord lbr yard; 1916 pur lbr yards at Crete and Dorchester, at times owned and oprd yards at Columbus, Polk, Lincoln; now has hdqrs at Crete, with yards in Beatrice, Plymouth, Dorchester, Genoa, Ord, Alliance; past bd mbr Neb; Lbr Mchts Assn; Natl Retail Lumber Dlrs Assn; C of C; Doane Coll; trustee; IOOF; Congl Ch; hobby, reading; off Crete Lbr and Coal; res 841 Forest, Crete. SACK, PHILIP JR; Secretary Lumber and Coal Co; b Sutton, Neb; s of Philip Sack Sr-Mary Elizabeth Kiaser; ed Sutton HS; LSC; U of IL, with brother Jacob, opr lbr yard and secy of co which operates brances over Neb; Neb Lbr Mchts Assn; Natl Retail Lumber Dlrs Assn; C of C AF and AM; mbr city coun in Prolk Prot; hobbies, music, especially piano and pipe organ; off Sack Lbr and Coal Co; res 1213 Forest Crete. SAFARIK, ROBERT FRANKIN; Assistant Managl!r Milling Co; b Crete, Neb July 15, 1876; s of Peter S Safarik-Anna Barta; ed Wilber 1894; m Emma Zwonechek June 14, 1899 Wilber; s Edgar R, Otto C, d Anne H; 1895 toured Europe and visited Bohemia; 1896-1902 with brother in drug bus, Schuyler; 1902- with Zwonechek and Aksamit Milling Co, at Wilber, 1903-18 in chg of branch in Lincoln, 1918- in chg of mill at DeWitt; during World War, mill opr under govt control; during, residence in Lincoln was active in music circles, mbr Neb St Band, Eddie Walt's orchestra and various dance ochestras; KP; hobby, music; res DeWitt. SCHREIN, ADOLPH FREDERICK; Clergyman; b Scribner, Neb Sept 13, 1885; s of George Schrein-Anna Schnueck; ed Scribner; Concordia Theological Seminary, Springfeild Ill 1903-09; m Anna Haessler June 1, 1910 Deshler; s R T; d Velma, Marion, Eunice; 1909 ordained; 1909-11 pastor Hartley Ia; 1911-13 pastor Bethlehem Luth Ch, Crete; during World War aided fund drives min-man, mbr classification bd; vice-chmn. Saline Co War Aid Assn Cretonians, an org and mbr 8 years; chmn Lincoln regional conf, mbr program, com 10 years, now chmn housing com Southern Neb dist of Luth Ch, chmn zone 7, Walther League, mbr state exec bd 8 years; hobbies hunting, gardening, music; off and res 1007 Grove, Crete. SEDLACEK, FRANK EDWARD; Merchant; b Czechoslovakia July 24, 1890; s of Frank Sedlacek-Josephine Jezek; ed Crete; m Frances Hier Feb 14, 1917 Crete; s Eugene; d Lucille; father came to Amer 1890, settled in Chicago, 1893 came to Crete; while in sch was delivery boy in Fred Boekel's Market, later with Henry Eichelberger as store clk, 1915-16 with M B Immell groc of Ravenna; 1916-17 with Adams Express Co, Crete; 1917- owner and opr groc bus; Fedn of Neb Retailers; Rotary; Sacred Heart Cath Ch; hobbies, baseball, football, wrestling; off 1230 Main; res 1241 Hawthoren, Crete. SHIMERDA, FRANK A; County Sheriff; b Saline Co, Neb Mar 3. 1887 s of Anton H Shimerda-Frances Kostecka; ed Wilber HS; m Anna Srajhans Nov 18, 1908 Crete; d Irma(Mrs Charles Jelinek), Melva (Mrs Clarence Sukovaty), Inez; as boy aided father; 1908-31 farmed indep near Dorchester; 1931- Saline Co sheriff; past pct-assessor; Neb Sheriffs and Peace Ofcrs Assn; Wilber Horse Shoe Club; Wilber Swimming Pool Assn; KP; ZCBJ; hobbies, hunting fishing; parents pioneers, engaged in farming and livestock raising; off Courthouse; res Wilber. SHIMERDA, FRED; Postmaster and Funeral Director; b Wilber, Neb Sept 28, 1891; s of Anton, H Shimerda- Frances Kosteck; ed Wilber HS; Creighton U, PhG 1913, registered pharm in Neb; mbr Wilber HS and Creighton U basketball teams; m Rose Sasek June 4, 1913 Omaha; d Grace Frances (Mrs F H Vandeburg), Faye Marie; while in sch emp by R F Dusil gen merc store Wilber; while in Creighton U emp during vacations by A F Zajicek Drug Co; 1913 pur drug bus of Joseph A Simerka, ptr in drug store of Prucha and Shimerda until 1914; 1914-16 east cash Nati Bank of Wilber; 1916 with assocs org Wilber State Bank, 1916-27, asst cash and dir; during World War in US army med corps, 7 mos O/S in France and with army of occupation in Germany, stationed at Treves; Amer Leg 101 ch mbr and first comm; 1927 estab Shimerda-Ripa Undetertaking Co, 1928 became Shimerda Furn and Undertaking Co, May 1936 renamed Shimerda Funeral Home; 1936- Wilber P M; Neb and Natl Funeral Dirs Assns; Neb ch Natl Assn of P M's of US, state mbrship chmn; C of C; Rotary, past dir; Wilber Gun Club; 8 years, city treas; mbr city coun many years; ARC; KP; Sokol; ZCBJ; Wilber Horseshoe Club, secy-treas; Dem; Y D Club of Neb; hobbies, fishing, hunting; off P 0 Bldg; res Wilber. SHOEMAKER, CLIFF C; Bank President; b Woonsocket, S D Aug 12, 1884; s of G N Shoemaker-Hannah-Joyce; ed DeWitt; U of N, LLB 1909; Alpha Tau Oinega; m Frances Peart Sept 10, 1910 Flandreau SD; d Margaret (Mrs Marvin Drake); 1891 with parents came to DeWitt; 1909 with Home State Bank, DeWitt; 1910-11 prac law, Flandreau S D; retd to DeWitt 1912; 1913-33 cash Home State Bank, merged with Farmers and Mchts Bank under name of DeWitt State Bank, 1933- pres; 1909 adm to Neb bar; 1910 adm to SD bar; city atty; mbr town bd 4 years; 7th Judicial Dist and Neb St Bar Assns; Neb St and Amer Bankers Assns; Civic Club; AF and AM, treas and past master; RAM, Beatrice; vestryman, St Augustine's Episc Ch; res DeWitt. SHOLL, BENJAMIN HARRISON; Department Manager of Creamery Co; b Narka Kas Aug 18, 1890; s of Daniel Sholl-Louisa Crisman; ed Hubbell; m Emma Bolkel May 3, 1919 Crete; d Marjorie Louise, Virginia May; has played professional and professional baseball with Fairbury teams; assisted father in roller mills at Hubbell; 1917 bkkpr, Fairmont Creamery Co, Crete; during World War May 1918 U S army Co D, 23rd machine gun battery 8th div Fort Logan Colo, Camp Fremont Cal, Camp Mills NY, Camp Lee Va and Camp Dodge Ia, disch May 1919; Amer Leg, comm, past finance ofcr, past adjt; retd to Fairmont Creamery Co at Crete and shortly after became mgr Beatrice off; 1924-34 asst in sales and traffic and storage and sales depts; MWA; Meth Ch; hobby, fishing; off Fairmont Creamery; res 1027 N Main, Crete. SHRAMEK, JOHN FRANCIS; Dentist; b David City, Neb June 16, s of John Shramek-Marie Horacek; ed David City; Friend HS 1920; capt of debate team and mbr football team; LSC; Creighton U, DDS 1925; Psi Omega; m Emma C Chaloupka Feb. 23, 1929 Wilber; d Emma Marie; 1920 detail clk War Finance Corp, Omaha; 1920-21 savings teller, Union State Bank of Omaha; 1926- prac at Wilber; during World War aided fund drives, recd US treasury medal; 2nd Dist Dental Soc; Neb St Dental Assn, mbr phophylaxis com; ADA, contributor to relief fund; attends dental clinics and convs of Neb St and ADA; Amer Mouth Health Assn; C of C; Wilber Gun Club; Neb St Sportsmens Assn; Wilber, Swimming Pool Assn; hobbies, movie photography, boating, fishing, boxing and football; res Wilber. SLEPICKA, ALOIS; Retired; b Wilber, Neb Feb 13, 1875; s of Frank Slepicka-Barbara Cvach; ed Saline Co; m Antonia Melicliar May 21, 1895 Wilber; s Dr Robert B; d Alice Balderson, Louise, Camile (Mrs Victor Stipek); as boy emp by Frank J Kobes Sr; as Young man was Saline Co deputy registers of deeds I year and Saline Co deputy sheriff 5 years; Saline Co clk 2 terms; mayor of Wilber 8 years; 1935-36 state senator in bi-cameral legislature, 1937-38 state senator, unicameral; has oil ints in Kas and Tex and farm ints in Canada; Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Assn; Neb state coun of defense, chmn labor registration bd during World War, aided fund drives; KP; past secy, ZCBJ; Sokol, past secy many years; hobby, travel, has made 27 trips to Canada and has made trip to jungles of Mexico; res Wilber. SPIRK, EMANUEL J; Lumber Merchant; b Merklin, Czechoslovakia Jan 1, 1865; s of Joseph Spirk-Barbara Brabec; ed Crete and Wilber; Lilibridge and Valentine Comml Coll, Davenport la; m Mary Batta Nov 27, 1887 Wilber; s Victor; d Bertha (Mrs A S Herman), Hilda (Mrs WILard Cox), Elsie; came with parents to Amer 1874; settled in Crete, father in meat bus; came to Wilbur 1879; emp in off of Saline Co treas while in sch; 1889 elec Saline Co treas, served 2 terms; 1897- owner and opr of E J Spirk Lbr Yard; during World War active in fund drives, 4-rnin man; 1913-17 state senator, earned sobriquet of Patrick Henry of Saline Co; 1919 mbr constitutional conv of Neb, sponsor of $200 exemption on personal property assessments; org Farmers Elevator Co of Wilber, pres 33 years; Neb Lbr Mchts Assn; C of C; Rotary, del to conv Vienna Austria 1931, also visited home country; MWA; ZCBJ; Royal Highlanders; ARC, treas; hobbies, fishing, travel; off E J Spirk Lbr Co; res Wilber. STASENKA, CHARLES ROBERT; Attorney; b Chicago, IL Dec 20, 1885; s of Charles Stasenka-Esther Viasta Kohout; ed Wilber HS 1905; U of LLB 1911; Delta Chi; m Manota B Vedder Oct 1, 1918 Franklin; s Charles Robert, Andrew; came with widowed mother to Wilber in 1905-08 CB and QQ RR teleg opr on Wymore div; 1911 adm to Neb bar; 1911-17 prac law, Campbell, city clk and city atty; 1917-27 Franklin Co atty; 1927-31 priv prac, Franklin; 1931- prac at Wilber, 1936- with Judge B V Kohout; mbr sch bd; city atty; Saline Co, 10th Judicial Dist and Neb St Bar Assns; C of C; Rotary; AF and AM; during World war. mbr exemption bd, secy legal advisory bd, taught mil tactics; off and res Wilber. STEJSKAL, FRANCIS JOSEPH; Physician; b Borovany, Czechoslovakia Nov 25, 1876; s of Vaclav Stejskal- Katherine Bonska; ed Borovany, Czechoslovakia; Creighton U, MD 1906; Chicago Post Grad Sch, 1922; m Helen Agnes Krejci Jan 24, 1924 Tabor S D; s Francis E, Robert E; d Florence; 1892 came to Amer and settled in la; 1898 came to Neb; 1906-07 interne in St Joseph's Hosp, Omaha; 1907- prac med, Crete; Saline Co phys; C of C; during World War enl in U S army med corps, Fort Riley, Kas, lst It, tsfrd to govt hosp at Whipple Barracks Ariz, July 1, 1918- Aug 31, 1919; Amer Leg, ch mbr. holds 4 star award; Mil Order of World War; DAV, life mbr; Saline Co Med Soc, past pres; Bi-Co Med Soc; Neb St and AMA; Izaak Walton; KC; KD; St James Cath Ch; hobbies, fishing, hunting; off 115 E 13th; res 1143 Hawthorne Ave, Crete. STEWART, WALTER RECTOR; Implement Dealer; b Dorchester, Neb Jan 14. 1872; s of WILiam H Stewart-Isabelle N Simmons; ed Dorchester HS; LBC; m Etta M Hoover Lincoln (dec Jan 29, 1929); d Mildred (Mrs Waldo R Hime); m Emma Ward Sept 13, 1934 Lincoln; aided father on farm and in impl bus in Dorchester; 1901-02 traveling representative for Deering Harvester Co; 1902-33 ptr of father in W H Stewart and Son, 1933- owner and mgr impl bus; during World War active in fund drives; Midwest Farm Impl Dlrs Assn; mbr city coun 14 years; mbr sch bd 16 years; Meth Ch, chmn ofcl bd; hobby, travel; father (dec 1933) homesteaded in Saline Co, 1887 ent impt bus in Dorchester; maternal grandfather, Dr Hugh Simmons, Civil War Veteran, homesteaded between Dorchester and. Crete in early '70s and later prac med at Dorchester; res Dorchester. SWANBOM, ELMER E; Dentist; b Axtell, Neb May 30, 1893; s of Rev J E Swanbom-Eva Dalstrom; ed Wahoo; Gustavus Adolphus Coll, St Peter Minn; U of N. DDS 1918; Xi Psi Phi; m Fay Prowant June 28, 1922 Cawker City, Kas; s Robert Prowant; d Lorna Jeane, Lola, Jane; during World War ent US army Oct 1918, lst batt dental corps Camp Greenleaf Ga, disch Dec 1918; capt dental res corps U S army; Amer Leg; Mar 1, 1919- dentist in Crete; 2nd Dist Dental Soc; Neb St and ADA; Cornhusker Study Club; Izaak Walton; AF and AM; First Congl Ch; hobbies, fishing and hunting; off 1219 Main; res 510 Grove, Crete. TALHELM, EARL A; Sales Manager; b Crete, Neb Oct 30, 1885; s of Samuel B Talhelm-Mary Casterline; ed Crete HS 1904; PSTC; Doane Coll, 1911; IDC; m Lucretia May Smith Nov 29, 1912 Crete; d Ruth (Mrs Edward Dysart McDonald); during HS won four lst prizes in track, mbr basketball and baseball teams; mbr at PSTC; mbr orchestra, glee club and debate team at Doane Coll; 1910 with Crete Mills, first in minor capacity and later handled traffic, accounting and sales, now sales mgr; Neb Mfrs Assn, bd mbr; Neb Millers Assn, pres 1929; Amer Corn MILers, natl pres 1929-31; Comml Club, past bd mbr; trustee Doane Coll; pres, past secy sch bd; Rotary, past pres; BSA; Nebraskana Soc; MWA; Grace Meth Ch, 10 years SS supt; hobby, music; off Crete Mills; res 709 E llth, Crete. TALHELM, SAMUEL B; Accountant; b Greencastle, Penn Aug 11, 1856; s of Samuel Talhelm-Elizabeth Saylor; ed Franklin Co Penn; m Mary Casterline 1882 Crete, (dec Sept 1931); s Earl A; came to IL in 1875; 1879 came to Crete; 1880 engaged in boring of wells and carpentry; 1881-83 with John Lee Lbr Yds; 1883-with Crete Mills, oldest in point of service in orgn, first in minor capacities, later buyer, mILer and now acct; durIng World War active in fund drives; MWA; Meth Ch; hobbies, reading, movie pictures; off Crete Mills; res 544 Main, Crete. TAVIS, FRANK H; County Commissioner; b Milford, Neb July 11, 1881; s of Fred Tavis-Katherine Lamster; ed Seward Co; m Josephine Johnson Mar 5, 1903 Crete; s Harold; d Evelyn (Mrs George Znamenacek), Pearl (Mrs Fred Kerst), Thelma (Mrs Elmer Moore); farmed with father in Seward Co; after marriage farmed lndep in Seward Co, came to Saline Co and farmed until 1923; 1923- Saline Co commr; mbr bldg com of courthouse and chmn of dedicating com, now chmn bd of commrs; past highway commr 12 years; past mbr of highway com; instrumental in obtaining gravel roads in Saline Co; in 1923 no roads were surfaced, now 286 miles gravel roads exclusive of state and fed highways; estab highway patrol system of 13 motor patrols and repair shops; Crete Comml Club, dir 8 years, VP; Crete Brewery, dir; com mbr for placing plaque on Press Bldg; Neb Assn of Co Commrs, Co Clks, Co Registers of Deeds and Co Highway Commrs; mbr legislative com, has att all meetings; Izaak Walton, pres and past dir; Second Congl Ch; hobbles, fishing, moutain trips, home life; off Courthouse; res 518 E llth, Crete. TAYLOR, JOSEPH ELBERT; Educator; b Ashland, Neb July 28, 1872; s of Benjamin F Taylor-Olive M Collins; ed Linwood; Franklin Acad 1890-94; Doane Coll, BA 1899; U of N, MA 1909; Alpha Omega; Pi Kappa Delta; m Anna B Bennett, Aug 4 1904 Crete; s Paul Bennet; Philip Elbert, Milard Benjamin; d Ruth Eva; 1894-96 and 1899-1901 tchr at Weeping Water Acad; 1902-08 prin Gates Acad, Neligh; 1908- mbr Doane Coll faculty, 1908-09 instr, 1909-10 prof of English, 1910- prof of history and govt, 1919-25 chmn of faculty, Apr-July 1925 coll treas, 1925- dean of the coll, Mar 1936-June 1927 acting pres of Coll; Neb Assn of Ch Colleges; Congl Ch, mbr prudential com Amer Bd of Commrs for Foreign Missions; hobbies, home and garden off Doane Coll; res Crete. TIMMEL, EDWARD; County Commissioner; b Western, Neb Oct 21, 1879; s of Ferdinand P Timmel-Mary M Dawson; ed Western HS; m Laura May McMaster, Western; s Leslie, d Helen (Mrs Harve Zabel); 1908-10 with CB and Q RR at Aurora;1910-farmer near Western; 1939-Saline Co commr; mbr sch bd many years; Saline Co Farm Bur, past pres 2 terms; AAA, past mbr Saline Co Wheat Program com; SE Neb Co Commrs Assn; Neb St Assn of Co Commrs, Co Clks, Co Registers of Deeds and Co Highway Commrs; AF and AM, master; hobbies,travel and radio experimentation; off Court-house; res Western. TRAVNICEK, FRANK G; Physician; b Cedar Rapids, la Feb 8, 1911; s of Joseph Travnicek-Anna ??????; ed Omaha HS 1929; Omaha U 1931; U of N, BSc, MD 1935; 1929-35 advertising dept Omaha World Herald; came with parents to Omaha in 1913; 1935 Interne St Francis Hosp, La Crosse, Wis; 1936 prac in Crete; 1936, prac in Wilber; Saline Co Med Soc, VP; Neb St Med Assn; fellow AMA; Rotary; Sokol; ZCBJ; hobby, sports; res Wilber. VELTE, CHARLES HENRY; Superlntendent of Schools; b Lexington, Neb Aug 7, 1889; s of Adam F Velte-Minnie Bauercamper; ed Lexington; Hebron HS; Hastings Coll, BA 1914; U of N, MA 1929; Phi Delta Kappa; m Eglantine Skilman Aug 16, 1916 Broken Bow; s Charles Skilman; d Phyllis, Clare W; 1914-16 prin Nelson HS; 1916-18 sch supt, Stuart; 1918-19 in US army, 2nd It air corps in Cal, then Brooks Field Tex, recd flying instructor's certificate; sent to Souther Field Ga as flying instr, disch 1919; Mar-May 1919 prin Shelton HS; 1910- supt of schs, Crete; NSTA, past pres dist 1; NEA, dept of supts and prins; Neb HS Activities Assn, bd mbr since 1933; Neb Schoolmasters Club; C of C; Rotary, past pres; BSA, scout master and mbr of com; secy and treas lib bd; AF and AM;Congl Ch, SS tchr; hobby, gardening; off Crete HS; res Crete. WAGNER, DANIEL FRANKLIN; Photographer; b Buena Vista, IL Mar 14, 1877; s of Daniel Wagner-Wilhelmina Giese; ed Buena Vista IL; Dixon IL Normal; m Grace Marian Trisler Sept 17, 1907 Fort Calhoun; s Daniel Franklin Jr; 1895-96 tchr at Buena Vista IL; 1896 came to Eustis; 1899-1901 mgr of station for Beatrice Creamery Co, Eustis; 190103 traveling representative for Beatrice Creamery Co; 1904 with Lincoln City Gas Co; 1905-08 with Equitable Investment Co of Lincoln; 1909-12 co-owner I H Hatfield Merc Co at College View; 1912-14 lived at Chambers; 1915-21 in photograph studio at Wahoo; 1922-26 in photograph studio at Osceola; 1926- opr Wagner Photo Shop, Crete; C of C; Congi Ch; hobbies, fishing and checkers; off and res 125 W 13th, Crete. WALDO, CLIFF E; Hog Breeder; b DeWitt, Neb Sept 13, 1882; s of Harmon Waldo-Mary Carmichael; ed DeWitt; m Grace G Lindley Dec 17,1902 DeWitt; s Lowell C, Clifford Dwight, Harvey Harmon; d Beulah (Mrs William Quackenbush), Zells (Mrs Milton Meyer); left orphan while small, lived with older broth W F; delivered milk and sold vegtables in DeWitt and assisted brother in dray and livery bus; later became ptr of 2 bros in raising hogs; indep hog breeder, has exhibited purebred hogs at fairs since 1902, winner of awards in la, Kas and Neb, winner 1931 Neb pork prodt contest, sponsored by U of N Coll of Agr; has shipped hogs to almost every state; 26 years marshal constable; honorary mbr vol dept; 15 years mbr sch bd; United Duroc Record Assn; Farm Bur; Farmers Union; Civic Club; AF and AM Meth Ch, steward and mbr ofci bd; hobby, Duroc hogs; father oprd first blacksmith shop in Lincoln than 70 years ago, d Sadie said to be first white girl born in Lincoln located in Swan City in early 70's and came to DeWitt when RR was built; Saline Co sheriff when Pleasant Hill was co seat; opr of first blacksmith shop and livery in Dewitt; res DeWitt. WALDO, HARMON 0; Farmer, Dairyman and Auctioneer; b DeWitt, Neb Aug 21, 1885; s of Harmon Waldo-Jane Carmichael; ed DeWitt; m Louise Dankroger July 12, 1910 Beatatrice; s Willard H, Thomas J, Harmon Dean; d Julia; reared by older brother, C F, broke out 80 A of land 5 miles E of DeWitt and farmed 2 years; 1897 with brother W F in purebred hog bus; became ptr in Waldo Bros in 1908 after return from S D homestead, 1910 pur old home place; 1910- farmer and dairyman; constable 10 years; marshal 6 years; Amer Duroc Jersey Swine Breeders Assn; Civic Club, past pres PTA; past pres; mbr coun of defense during World War; AF and AM, past master; Meth Ch, steward, past mbr finance com; hobbies, livestock and farming; res DeWitt. WECKBACH, MRS ELLA; Banker, b Waterloo, la; d of Asher Clark-Mary Coyle; ed Plattsmouth; studied music and art in Omaha, New York City and Paris; m Charles William Weckbach Sept 19, 1905 Los Angeles Cal (dec Jan 20, 1928); s Charles William Jr. Clark; was head of PSTC music dept; 1905 after marriage came to Crete, active in social, religious and civic ints; since 1905 has been assoc with banking bus, exec VP City Natl Bank since 1928; during World War active in war work, ARC publicity chmn in drives for funds; treas Saline Co ch ARC; an org and past pres Woman's Club; Crete Music Club; Wednesday Club, one of oldest. clubs in state; Sacred Heart Cath Ch; hobbies, music and art; parents came to Plattsmouth 1880; parents of husband also setteled in Plattsmouth; as young man he was with First Natl Bank of Lincoln and other banks before coming to Crete 1897; cash of First Natl Bank of Crete; 1910 org City Natl Bank was cash, later pres; one of orgs and first pres Crete C of C; mbr Rotary; off City Natl Bank; res Crete. WHITE, HENRY; Retired; b Wilber, Neb Aug 8, 1879; s of Robert White-Sarah Munyan; ed Wilber; Lamoni Ia HS; m Gertie Brolliar Apr 12,1905 Wilber; foster d Margaret; farmed with father until 1903-06 emp by Wilber Light and Power Co; 1906-09 with Farmers Elevator Co; began as trouble man Salinr Tele Co, now part of Lincoln Tele Teleg Co, 1917-34 mgr, DeWitt exchange, 1934 tsfrd to Wilber and apptd combination man, at his request stationed at DeWitt; Aug 1, 1939, ret; Civic Club; mbr village bd 6 years, mbr sch bd 3 year; mbr vol fire dept 17 years; Reorganized Ch of Jesus Christ, Latter Day Saints, SS tchr 30 years; hobbies, fishing and outdoor life; father a Confederate soldier, came to Wilber after Civil War; res DeWitt. WICKENKAMP,ANDREW DEITRICH; Operator Service Station; b Dorchester, Neb Nov 25, 1894; s of Andrew Wickenkamp-Elizabeth Droeliner; ed Dorchester HS; m Gladys Rose Oct 18, 1923 Council Bluffs, Ia; s Wayne; d Marilyn; 1913-18 located in southern Cal in various kinds work; July 13, 1917 ent U S army 40th div machine gun battery 8os O/S, disch May 12, 1917; service ofcr and past comm Amer Leg; retd to Dorchester short time; 1919-21 homesteaded near Casper, Wyo; 1922-31 carp in CB and Q RR shops, Havelock; 1931-35 opr service station at Dorchester; 1935-owner and opr service station; AF and AM, Havelock; IOOF; Meth Ch; hobby, travel; res Dorchester. WIELAGE, HENRY J; Farmer and Stockman; b Lancaster Co, Neb Dec 13, 1886; s of Christian H Wielage Mary Sleck; ed Crete; m Henriette J Rethmeier Aug 26, 1914 Crete; s Donald R, Edward E; d Mae H (Mrs J T Shaw), Lucille M (Mrs J E Keill), Ellen Grace, Ruth A, Jeanne E; as boy assisted father in farming; 1908 with Sierra and San Francisco Power Co, in Cal; 1909- farmer in Saline Co; also owns and opr farm land near Julesburg Col; instrumental in road improvements in Saline Co; during World War emergency agri extn agnt; past dir sch bd; bd mbr and treas many years farmers Union Co-op Assn; Farm Bur; mbr exec bd Saline Co 4-H Clubs; children won Co and state health championships and one son natl health champion 1938, awarded trip to Internatl 4-H Club Congress, Chicago; Second Congl Ch; hobby, sports; father located in Lancaster Co 1892, moved to Saline Co and farmed NW of Crete; res Dorchester. WIELAGE, JOHN F; Farmer and Stock Feeder; b Lancaster Co, NebDec 11, 1889; son of Christian H Wielage-Mary Sleck; ed Crete; m Ruby E Baker Apr 11, 1917 Lincoln; s Charles Christian; d Maurine; Marguerite, Claire, Verna; 1910-16 worked at various types of work in many sections of U S and Canada; freighted Canada, worked in oil fields of Cal, orchards of Wash and Ore, harvest fields of Mont, Wyo, Colo; July 4, 1916- farmer near Crete, 1937- owner home farm; Farm Bur; past mbr Farmers Union; Congl Ch; hobby, travel; parents homesteaded near Crete; res RFD 2, Crete. WIGHTMAN, E RUSSELL; Educator, b Fennville, Mich Mar 10, 1886; s of A A Wightman-Sarah M Newell; ed Grand Rapids Mich; Fennville Mich HS; Albion Mich Coll, BA 1908. MA 1914; U of Mich, PhD 1930; Kappa Delta Pi; Sigma Xi; m E Anna Rowley Aug 4, 1909 Albion Mich; s Russell Rowley; 1908-12 prin HS, Nashville Mich; 1912-14 grad asst in physics, Albion Mich Coll; 1914-17 prof of physics, Central HS Flint Mich; 1917-18 grad asst in physics, U of Mich; 1918-19 asst physics prof, Penn St Coll; 1919-20 grad asst in physics U of Mich; 1920-31 prof of Physics, Western State Coll, Gunnison, Colo; 1931- prof of physics and asst to the dean, Doane Coll; AAAS; Amer Inst of Physics; ch mbr Acoustical Soc of Amer; Amer Physical Soc; Amer Assn of Physics Tchrs; Neb Acad of Sciences, councilor, past pres; article presented at AAAS; Freak Broadcasting in Rocky Mtn Regions; with T E Paynter co-author Radio, Violin; article in Journal of Acoustical Soc of Amer-Binaural Localization of Pure Tones; published books; Modern Problems in Physics 1935, also Doane Physics Laboratory Manual 1938; originated and built radio station KFHA, Western State Coll, Gunnison Colo dedicated Mar 8, 1923; amateur radio opr, in 1936 picked up distress signal from snowbound miner seriously ill at Aspen, Colo; was able to transmit from Crete doctor directions which saved life of miner; Grace Meth Ch, bd mbr, dir religious edn, dir recreation activities, adult SS class tchr; hobbies, travel, amateur radio, photography; res Crete. WILLY, GEORGE RAYMOND; High School Principal; b Carleton, Neb Feb 10, 1900; s of Joseph A Willy-Emma Kriley; ed Carleton; Gilead; Hebron HS; PSTC, BA 1924; U of N; m Gertrude Carver Aug 20, 1930 Lincoln; s Don E; 1924-31 athletic coach Wilber HS; 1931- prin Wilber HS; 1924 winner SE Neb football championship and Saline Co track championship; NSTA; St Wenceslaus Cath Ch; hobbies, craftsmanship, hunting and fishing; off HS; res Wilber. WINTERMUTE, MERLIN EDWARD; Publisher; b Friend, Neb Nov 3, 1904; s of Edward Goodell Wintermute-Maude Edith Owens; ed Friend HS 1923; Mergenthaler Linotype Sch, Chicago; m Gertrude Irene Range Apr 4, 1926 Belleville, Kas; s Richard, Roger; d Carol Jean, Leslie Gayle; 1920- with Friend Sentinel; 1933- owner and publisher Dorchester Leader; NPA; Meth Ch; hobbies, photography and woodwork; off Friend Sentinel; res 313 Maple; Friend. WRIGHT,JOSEPH D; Retired; b Coshocton Co, Ohio Mar 4, 1847; s of JohnWrtght-Julianne Ogle; ed Coshocton Co; m Sarah Jane Wright Oct 6, 1868 Coshocton Co, Ohio (dec Feb 8, 1927); s James Manferd (dec June 16, 1927); Minnie Lou (Mrs H F McTaggart), Myrta Iola (Mrs Ed Wilding); 1869 took chg of 130 A farm, from which he cleared $4,100 indebtedness in 6 years; Oct 8, 1868 started in covered wagon to Neb, came from St Louis to Atchison Kas by boat; arrived Waverly Nov 1, 1868 farmed 1 year; Nov 1868 homesteaded on Turkey Creek near Pleasant Hill, farmed until 1902, son later farmed place until 1926; 1910 with assocs org City Natl Bank, Crete, dir 16 years; Pleasant Hill pct assessor 16 years; Crete pct assessor 9 years; Saline Co assessor 25 years; past constable many years; supvr bldg of lst school house at Pleasant Hill; thought to be only surviving person connected with removal of Saline Co seat from Swan City to Pleasant Hill 1871; Neb Territorial Pioneers Assn; Meth Ch, past trustee; hobby, gardening; res 909 Juniper; Crete. ZWONECHEK, FERDINAND J; Manager of Milling Co; b Wilber, Neb May 31, 1888; s of John Zwonechek-Anna Hynek; ad Wilber HS 1905; Capitol City Comml Coll, Des Moines 1907; Columbus Milling and Baking Laboratories, Chicago 1908; m Mae Helen Chab Sept 9, 1911 Lincoln; s John Donald, Harold Ferdinand; 1908-18 secy DeWitt Mill; 1918 aided reconstruction and modernization of Wilber Mills; 1919- VP and mgr Wilber Mills; 1917 as ptr of Aksamits, built on old mill site at Wilber modern hydro-electric plant which supplies power to Zwonechek and Aksamit Milling Co, to Wilber and surplus to la-Neb Light and Power Co; 1923 built at DeWitt hydro-electric which supplies power to milling co there; an org and past dir Neb Mfrs Assn; past pres Neb Millers Assn; DeWitt twp bd, past chmn; C of C; Rotary, past pres; past chmn Wilber town bd; first Wilber mayor under city plan; past secy AF and AM; past high priest RAM; KT; Scot Rite; Sesostris Shrine; past patron OES; Luth Ch; hobbies, hunting, fishing; res Wilber.