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Who's Who in Nebraska - Colfax Co. Bios


William Edward Johnson

Transcribed by Sherri Brakenhoff
from WHO'S WHO in NEBRASKA, published by Nebraska Press Association. Lincoln, Nebraska 1940.
Many thanks to Mr. Alan Beermann, Executive Director of the Nebraska Press Association and American Press Advertising service for permission to transcribe this wonderful piece of Colfax county history for all to enjoy.
ASCHE, EDWARD: Attorney; b Leigh, Neb July 13, 1904; s of John A Asche-Alwine Wurdeman; ed Leigh HS; U of Chicago; U of N, LLB 1929; Phi Alpha Delta; m Louise Becker Nov 26, 1929 Howells; s Robert John, Richard Edward, Edward Thomas; 1929- prac law, Leigh; 1931-32 & 1935-39 city atty, Leigh; 1932-35, city clk; 1939- Colfax Co atty; 1937-39 mbr Leigh sch bd; Neb St Bar Assn; Comml Club; Dem; hobbies, baseball, tennis; off Courthouse; res Schuyler.

BAUMERT, HENRY: Hardware Merchant; b Cuming Co, Neb Apr 25, 1888; s of Frank Baumert-Katherine Rennar; ed Cuming Co; m Emma Suchan 1921 Howells; s Robert, James; d Arline; 1905-15 emp on farms in NE Neb; 1915-37 owner & opr Baumert & Bogner Furn, Hdw, Farm Impl, & Undertaking; 1937- half owner Baumert & Bogner Co; 1919- owner & mgr 160 A Colfax Co farm land; village trustee 2 terms; mbr bd of edn, past secy 2 terms; during World War, enl Sept 9, 1918 in 87th div balloon corps, Fort Omaha, disch Dec 23, 1918; Comm Club, past VP; Amer Leg, treas; KC; past mbr vol fire dept; Cath Ch; hobby, baseball; res Howells.

BERGT, ALFRED AUGUST: Clergyman; b Dodge Co, Neb Oct 3, 1888; s of Adolphe Bergt-Suzanna Leininger; ed St Paul Coll, Concordia Mo, BD 1911; Concordia Seminary, St Louis Mo, 1911-14; m Louise Bruns Apr 25, 1915, Concordia Mo; s Elman, Robert; d Norma; 1914- in chg of Immanuel Luth Ch, Schuyler, during this time ch grounds, new parsonage & ch have increased in value to $20,000; 1927-34 secy N Neb Dist Mo synod; org & founder Trinity Luth Ch & Parochial Sch, Schuyler, sch specializes in music; hobbies, music, hunting, fishing; res Schuyler.

BIDEAUX, ALEX A: Mortician; b Dubuque, Ia Jan 19, 1894; s of Alex Bideaux-Caroline Dietl; ed St Marys HS, Dubuque Ia; m Nell Grady Aug 1926 Omaha; s Alex; d Virginia, Caroline, Barbara Maria; 1910-11 with Ia Coffin Co; 1911-13, 1919-28 with John A Gentleman, mortician, Omaha; 1913 with C W Walton, Dubuque; 1914-16 with O'Halloran & Murphy, St Paul Minn; 1928- owner & opr Bideaux Mortuary, Schuyler; during World War, enl Apr 26, 1918, served in 89th div 314th sanitary train 353rd field hosp, with AEF in Lucy Sector, St Mihiel & Meuse-Argonne, disch Camp Dodge June 4, 1919; Amer Leg, past comm, co comm 1939-40; VFW; C of C, past dir; hobbies, swimming, fishing, hunting, skating; res Schuyler.

BOYLE, WILLIAM H: Veterinarian; b Colfax Co, Neb Aug 23, 1889; s of Patrick C Boyle-Mary Malley; ed Fremont HS 1906; Kansas City Veterinary Coll, DVM 1916; m Ethel Gollehon, Woodbine Ia; s William H Jr; 1916-17 prac veterinary med, Orchard; 1919-veterinarian, Schuyler; during World War, in AEF 10th div, Camps Russell, Oglethorpe, Funston; Amer Leg; mbr Neb St & Amer Veterinary Med Assns; C of C; US C of C; Cath Ch; res Schuyler.

BRODECKY, EMIL ERNEST: Farmer & Legislator; b Schuyler, Neb June 26, 1885; s of Emil Brodecky-Anna Svoboda; ed Howells HS 1904; U of N, Coll of Agr 1907; capt of cadets, Co E, 2nd batt; LBC 1907; m Lucy M Novak Oct 14, 1908 Howells; s Emil Joseph, Myron, Joseph; 1908-32 & 1936- farmer, near Howells; 1932-36 dairyman near Howells; 1933-35 senator in bicameral, 12th dist, 1935-37 re-elec; 1937-39 mbr unicameral, 16th dist, 1939-41 re-elec; during World War 1913-18 capt of Howells HG, food administrator for Lincoln pct; hon disch from Co K, NNG of Schuyler 1909; 1910-18 mbr Howells bd of edn; mbr Howells band 36 years; St John's Cath Ch; hobby, music, violin in orchestra, clarinet in band; res Howells.

BORKENICKY, FRANK JOHN: Merchant; b Bohemia June 22, 1900; s of John Brokenicky-Anastasie Kovarik; ed Dodge HS; WSTC 1918-20; U of N 1925-26, life tchrs certificate; m Dorothy Louise Klein Apr 18, 1938 Beatrice; 1918-20 with father in bldg trade; 1920-25 tchr, North Bend HS; 1926-29 tchr, O'Neill HS; 1929-37 tchr, Beatrice HS; 1937- owner & opr Ben Franklin Store, Schuyler; during World War, 2 mos in SATC at WSTC; C of C; bd mbr Rotary; Sokol Gymnastic Union; hobby, gymnastics; res Schuyler.

BROWNELL, RAINSFORD O: Banker; b Liverpool, England Feb 8, 1882; s of William Taylor Brownell-Ida Foweler; ed Dodge Co; Fremont HS; Fremont Normal, BSc, BD 1901; grad work U of N; Acacia; m Edith Wright Oct 2, 1912 Schuyler; d Winifred (Mrs Donald Westover); 1898-1901 tchr, Dodge Co; 1902-03 supt of schs, Alexandria; 1905-06 with B C Sugar Refinery, Canada; 1906-07 supt of schs, Alexandria; 1907-11 prin Schuyler HS; 1911-12 supt Hooper HS; 1912- cash Schuyler State Bank; mbr bd of edn 6 years, past secy; mbr lib bd 2 terms, VP; AF&AM; OES, past grand patron; IOOF; past pres, past VP, past secy-treas of group 2, Neb State Bankers Assn; has crossed Atlantic 9 times, has been around Cape Horn twice; hobbies, horticulture, travel; father sea capt, came Dodge Co 1890; res 202 W 8th, Schuyler.

BROZ, JOSEPH R: Attorney; b Prague, Neb Mar 28, 1909; s of Joseph Broz Sr-Helen Kubik; ed Prague HS 1927; Omaha U 1930-32; Creighton U, LLB 1935; Gamma Eta Gamma; m Mary Agnes O'Keefe Nov 26, 1938 Omaha; 1935-37 with Joseph L Pallat, atty, Wahoo; 1935- prac law, Schuyler; secy-treas Colfax Co Bar Assn, 1938-39; Neb St Bar Assn; C of C; Gold Club; KC, secy 1937-38; hobbies, golf, travel; res Schuyler.

BUSCH, PAUL R: Editor & Publisher; b Howells, Neb Mar 5, 1911; s of Rudolph Busch-Bertha Phelps; ed Howells HS 1929; Oberlin Coll 1929-30; U of Mo, BA 1934; Sigma Nu; Kappa Tau Alpha; m Dorothea Winter Mar 7, 1936 Jefferson City Mo; d Norma Jeanne; 1934- co-editor Howells Journal; NPA; Comm Club, pres; Congl Ch; hobby, stamp collecting; res Howells.

BUSCH, MRS RUDOLPH F: Postmaster; b Schuyler, Neb Mar 25, 1885; d of Harry E Phelps-Bertha M Luchow; ed Howells HS 1902; PSTC; m Rudolph F Busch Oct 7, 1908 Howells; s Paul Rudolph; 1902-03 tchr, Colfax Co; 1903-08 tchr, Clarkson schs; 1908-homemaker; 1936- P M Howells; Womans Club; SS treas, past treas & clk Congl Ch; Dem; hobby, stamp collecting; res Howells.

CARROLL, FRANK L: Publisher; b Tecumseh, Neb Apr 4, 1872; s of Charles C Carroll-Maria Sherman; ed Canton Ill HS; Knox Coll, Galesburg Ill; m Bess Carman Nov 23,


1898 Princeville Ill; 1896-99 owner & publisher Manito Ill Express; 1899-1908 P M, Manito Ill; 1908-11 plant supt Duroc Bulletin, Peoria Ill; 1911-16 owner & publisher, Ashland Gazette; 1916-1921 owner & publisher Schuyler Sun; 1920- pres, treas Sun Publishing Co, Inc, Schuyler; C of C, past pres; AF&AM; NPA; hobby, travel; res Schuyler.

CORNELL, NATHAN A: Attorney; b Lincoln, Neb July 31, 1892; s of Nathan A Cornell-Isabelle McCandless; ed Omaha Tech HS 1915; Omaha U 1918-22; m Anna Koliha July 20, 1933 Lincoln; 1916-22 emp by U S War Dept, Omaha; 1922 adm to bar; 1922-26 prac law with Edward L Bradley, Omaha; 1926-28 prac law, Leigh; 1928- prac law, Schuyler; 1934-36 city atty; KP, past chancellor; C of C; Colfax Co & Neb St Bar Assns; hobbies, travel, golf; maternal grandfather one of early pioneers, came to Omaha 1857, homesteaded 160 A now part of Omaha; res 1190 C, Schuyler.

CORRELL, DONALD HAZARD: Publisher; b Hebron, Neb July 4, 1912; s of Earnest E Correll-Olive Hazard; ed Hebron HS; U of Southern Cal 1930-31; Phi Kappa Tau; m Helen Davis Oct 7, 1933 Lincoln; 1931-35 mgr & editor Hebron Journal; 1935- owner & publisher Colfax Co Call, Schuyler; C of C; past dir, Rotary; hobby, photography; res Schuyler.

COSTELLO, THOMAS P SR: Farmer, b Colfax Co, Neb Nov 6, 1873; s of Thomas Costello-Mary Chaplin; ed Colfax Co; Fremont Normal 1893-95; m Elizabeth Gaughen Jan 11, 1911 North Bend (dec 1923); s Thomas P, John J, Edward Francis; d Margaret Helen (Mrs Henry Patrick); 1895-1900 farmed with father; 1900- farmed near Schuyler, bought 80 A, has increased to 720 A; built home in Schuyler 1924; mbr sch bd 4 years, moderator; assessor Colfax pct 6 years; helped build one of first tele lines in Colfax; past asst P M Donvan; Production Credit Assn; VP, dir Farmers Union of Colfax Co; past committeeman AAA; mbr 1934-35 Corn Hog Program; 1936- Soil Conservation com, pct committeeman; KC; Cath Ch; Dem; hobbies, farming, stock raising; res 444 W 9th, Schuyler.

COUFAL, EMIL L: Lumber Dealer; b Butler Co, Neb Oct 18, 1888; s of Frank Coufal-Katherine Shonka; ed Schuyler HS 1904; m Teresa Pollard Jan 20, 1913 Schuyler; s Eldred, Francis; d Marcella (Mrs Elmer Pokorny), Patricia, Janet, Katherine; 1904-19 farmed near Schuyler; 1919- ptr in Coufal & Higgins Lbr Co, Schuyler; bd of edn 9 years; city coun 2 years; C of C; Rotary; Golf Club; hobbies, golf, bridge; res 745 Banner, Schuyler.

DeBOWER, ERNEST E: County Sheriff; b Colfax Co, Neb Feb 2, 1906; s of Fredrick DeBower-Rosa Ernst; ed Colfax Co; Midland Coll 1923-24; U of N 1926; Amer Auction Sch 1927; m Edna Stone Feb 17, 1931 Omaha; d Delores, Janice; 1923-31 with Fredrick DeBower, farmer & stock raiser; 1931-38 indep farmer; opr Schuyler Livestock Commission Co, 1935-38; 1935-37 Colfax Co commr; 1937- Colfax Co sheriff; mbr bd of edn, past dir; chmn Corn-Hog Program Colfax Co; C of C; Neb Sheriffs & Peace Ofcrs Assn; Rep, mbr Colfax Co Central Com; hobbies, fishing, hunting, baseball, wrestling; off Courthouse; res 313 E 10th, Schuyler.

DeBOWER, WALTER FREDRICK: Farmer; b Colfax Co, Neb June 16, 1900; s of Fredrick DeBower-Rosa Ernst; ed Colfax Co; U of N 1917-19; m Florence Kramer Dec 31, 1924 Schuyler; s Glenn; d Donna Marie; 1919-22 on farm with father; 1922- owner & opr farm in Colfax Co; 1936- with Pioneer Hybrid Seed Corn Co; breeder of purebred Hampshire Hogs; pres bd of edn dist 19; prize winner on corn exhibit Labor Day celebration, Schuyler; mbr Centennial Com, Luth Ch, Mo synod; hobbies, hunting, fishing, Indian lore, bird eggs, preservation world life; res Schuyler.

DRAHOTA, JAMES ANTON: Lumber & Grain Dealer; b Horni Kruta, Bohemia Spet 23, 1883; s of Anton Drahota-Antonia Krutsky; ed Howells; m Barbara M Molacek June 1905 Howells; s James J, Lumir W, Randolph; d Marie (Mrs. Norman Folda0, Wilma (Mrs Ray Bauman); 1902-04 emp by U C Stangel; 1904 with Nye-Jenks Grain Co; 1905-15 with Crowell Lbr & Grain Co, Howells; 1915- mgr Farmers Lbr & Grain Co, also dirs in coal, livestock & gasoline; past village trustee; past mbr bd of edn; Comml Club, past pres; 1900- mbr Howells band; Neb Lbr Mchts Assn; ZCBJ; Cath Workmen, COF; Rep; hobbies, hunting, fishing; res Howells.

DUDEK, CLEMENT V: Hardware Dealer; b Schuyler, Neb Nov 27, 1909; s of John L Dudek-Mary Melkus; ed Schuyler HS 1926; m Wilma Nykodem June 1, 1935 Clarkson; 1926- with Dudek Hdw; C of C; Golf Club; hobbies, fishing, hunting, sports; res Schuyler.

DUDEK, EDWARD FRANK: Merchant; b Schuyler, Neb Feb 19, 1903; s of F E Dudek-Julia Vavricek; ed Schuyler HS 1921; m Estelle Hughes, Mar 13, 1922 Omaha; s Edward Frank Jr; d Marianne; 1921- with F E Dudek & Sons, mgr mens dept since 1924; dir C of C; Golf Club; hobbies, golf, bridge; res Schuyler.

DUDEK, F E: Merchant; b Moravia, Austria-Hungary Dec 11, 1870; s of Frank Dudek-Antonia Hejtmanek; ed Moravia; m Julia Vavricek Dec 11, 1901 Schuyler; s Edward Frank, Frank Adolph; 1822 came with parents to Colfax Co; 1889-91 with uncle John Dudek, in gen mdse, Schuyler; 1891-94 with various mchts, Schuyler; 1894-98 farmed wtih Frank Dudek; 1898-1901 ptr in mdse bus, Schuyler; 1901- owner mdse bus, one of oldest estab mchts in NE Neb; sons joined firm in 1930; owner & opr 260 A farm many years; mbr city coun; KP; C of C; Presby Ch; res Schuyler.

DWORAK, MRS JOHN: Librarian; b Albion, Neb Jan 4, 1907; d of Gilbert Eacker-Lena Oleson; ed Schuyler HS 1924; U of N 1924-26; m John Dworak Sept 9, 1934 Schuyler; 1926-28 tchr, Albion schs; 1928-34 tchr, Schuyler schs; Camp Fire Girls, guardian of 2 Schuyler groups 2 years; OES, past matron; Civic Club, secy & treas 1936-38, pres 1938-39; 1936-38 Extn Club leader; hobby, reading; res 3242 E 10th, Schuyler.

EACKER, GILBERT: Auto & Implement Dealer; b Mt Carroll, Ill Dec 21, 1879; s of J I Eacker-Hattie Smith; ed Boone Co; m Lena Oleson June 8, 1904 Columbus; s Gerald E (dec 1934), Howard Russell; d Velma (Mrs. John Dworak); 1880-89 family lived in Rooks Co Kas; 1889 settled near Albion; 1901-04 with W W Oleson, well & impl dir; 1905-06 with Henry Christenson, well & impl firm; 1907 with George Birtell oprd meat market, Newman Grove; 1908-09 oprd buggy, impl & lightning rod sales bus; 1910-16 with J Eacker owned Eacker Bros Motor Co, Ford dirs, inc 1913 Albion; 1916-22 with Charles Bull owned Eacker Auto Co, Albion; 1922-25 with George Browder, oprd Eacker Motor Co, Schuyler, 1926 L E Reinecke joined firm; 1932- owner & pres Colfax Co Impl Co; pres Eacker Motor Co; VP Fed B & L Assn; Butler Co Impl Co, David City; 1934-37 dir Midwest Farm Impl Dirs Assn, 1928-29 pres; 1928-32 mbr city coun; pres lib bd; Rotary; C of C, past pres, past dir; org BSA troop 719, scoutmaster 5 years; KP; AF&AM; IOOF; First Presby Ch, trustee; Dem; hobby, travel, fishing; off Colfax Co Impl Co; res Schuyler.

EBY, CHARLES DANIEL: Physician & Surgeon; b Hendley, Neb Mar 7, 1879; s of John W Eby-Almira Knowles; ed Grand Island Coll 1897-99; U of N, MD 1904; m Mamie L O Bowers Feb 11, 1908 Wahoo; s Charles Maurice (dec); d Olivedell (Mrs Kenneth Myers), Charlotte; 1904-06 MoP RR phys & surg, prac at Virginia; 1906- prac med, Leigh; 1930- bus mgr & ptr in Neb Fur Farm No. 1, Enola; mbr bd of edn, 1926-28 pres; village trustee 3 terms; mbr bd of health since 1919; Colfax Co Med Soc, past pres; Neb St & AMA; AF&AM, 32E, Scot Rite; Rep; hobbies, travel, football; res Leigh.

FIALA, GEORGE THOMAS: Auto Dealer; b Schuyler Neb Jan 21, 1898; s of James Fiala-Anna Lodl; ed Howells HS 1914; m Mildred Palik May 19, 1925 Howells; s George Jr; d Ellen Marie, Mabel, Marianne; 1914-17 with dray line at Howells; 1922-24 oprd garage bus as ptr of Terry Vacha & Emil Matejka; 1924-36 oprd garage bus as ptr of Emil Matjeka; 1936- owner Auto Hosp, Chevrolet & Buick dirs; 1935- org & mgr F & M Sales Co, distributors of Storz Beer; during World War, enl Apr 27, 1917 USN, Great Lakes Training Station, N Chicago, stationed on submarine chaser blockading Adriatic Sea, disch as quartermaster 1st class June 1919; Amer Leg, ch mbr Howells, comm 10 years, co comm 4 years, dist comm 1935-36, dir Am Leg ball team; pres Last Mans Club, has att natl convs; past secy Comm Club; past secy bd of edn; KC; Cath Workmen; St Johns Cath Ch; res Howells.

FILIPI, BOHDAN ANTHONY: Clergyman; b Malcin, Bohemia July 4, 1880; s of Anthony Filipi-Katharine Kucera; ed Kolin gymnasium 1895-


99; Union Theological Seminary N Y City 1899-1900; Western Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh Penn 1900-02; m Marie Sedlak Mar 24, 1903 Pittsburgh Penn; s Theodore, Paul T; d Alice (Mrs B N Luttich), Lillian K (Mrs F L Hildrith); 1902-04 founded Troy Hill Bohemian Presby Ch, Pittsburgh Penn; 1904-06 missionary, Uniontown Penn; 1906-14 pastor Bohemian Brethren Presby Ch, Omaha; 1914- pastor New Zion Presby Ch, Clarkson, ch founded 1888 & joined Omaha Presbytery 1892, 1914 manse erected, 1922-23 brick church built & 1932 pipe organ added; AF&AM; ZCBJ; res Clarkson.

FOLDA, JOHN MAXIMILLIAN: Auto Dealer; b Colfax Co, Neb Oct 12, 1887; s of John Folda-Katharine Panek; ed Howells HS; m Mary Fiala July 23, 1912 Howells; s John, James; d Alice; 1905-33 with Colfax Co Bank, Howells, 1905-11 bkkpr, 1911-13 asst cash, 1913-25 VP, 1925-33 pres; ptr of James & George Fiala in F & M Sales Co, Auto Hosp, Chevrolet & Buick agcy; village treas 8 years; Comm Club; St Johns Cath Ch; Dem; hobbies, fishing, hunting; res Howells.

FOLKEN, ELMER PHILIP: Petroleum Dealer; b Colfax Co, Neb Apr 14, 1889; s of John Folken-Ida LaBoard; ed Colfax Co; m Lenora Kroeger Feb 11, 1914 Leigh; s Melvin Elmer (dec Mar 5, 1924), Donald Wayne; d Lerlaine Maxine, Geraldine Marie, Velma Darline; 1914-21 owner gen mdse store at Wells; 1921-24 ptr of brother Frank in garage, Schuyler; 1924-38 owner Folken Transfer Co; 1938- opr service station & gas transport; 1928- owner 120 A farm, Colfax Co; 1919-20 mbr election bd of Midland pct; 1938-39 mbr city coun; C of C; Luth Ch; hobby, travel; res 220 W 7th, Schuyler.

FOSNOT, ROLLA THAYER: Superintendent of Schools; b Thayer Co, Neb Sept 16, 1886; s of C C Thayer-Ida C Heffelfinger; ed Thayer Co; PSTC 1907-10, BE 1912; Neb West, BA 1912; U of N, MA; m Lestia Irene Simmons Nov 3, 1915 Omaha; d Janette Maxine; 1910-11 supt of Hendley schs; 1912-13 supt Grafton schs; 1913-15 head of math dept, Hastings schs; 1915-17 supt of schs, Silver Creek; 1917-18 supt of schs, Atkinson; 1918-20 supt of schs, Tilden; 1920- supt of schs, Schuyler; past secy dist 2 NSTA; Neb Schoolmasters Club; life mbr NEA; pres Central Six Sch Assn; AF&AM; C of C; Presby Ch; hobbies, fishing, hunting; res 715 Chicago, Schuyler.

FRITZ, WILLIAM H JR: Physician & Surgeon; b Sioux Falls, S D Nov 28, 1907; s of William H Fritz-Ada Ellen Richardson; ed Mitchell S D HS 1926; U of Notre Dame, 1926-27; Creighton U, 1927-33; BSc 1931, MD 1933; Phi Beta Pi, m Madaline L McTaggart May 27, 1933 Columbus; s William H, Daniel R; 1932-33 jr interne Douglas Co hosp Omaha; 1933-34 sr interne St Josephs Hosp, Omaha; 1934- prac med, Schuyler; Colfax Co Med Soc, pres; Neb St Med Assn; C of C; Golf Club; hobbies, golf, photography; res 133 West 10th, Schuyler.

GILBERT, ARTHUR: High School Principal; b Johnson, Neb; s of C J Gilbert-Genieve Domas; ed Johnson HS; PSTC 1910, bus mgr Peruvian & editor Normalite; Colo St Tchrs Coll, Greeley, BA 1917; grad work U of N; m Merle Snider Aug 1927 Lincoln; s Charles; d Anne; 1910-13 tchr Crete HS; 1913-17 prin Telluride Colo HS; 1919-22 with C J Gilbert on farm near Johnson; 1922-27 tchr, Beatrice HS; dean of boys 1924-27; 1927- prin Schuyler HS; past pres prins & supts dept, past pres of phys science dept NSTA; 1918 during World War, in chemical warfare service, gas div of U S army; hobbies, photography, horticulture; off & res Schuyler.

GROULIK, BOHUMIL FRED: Oil Dealer; b Schuyler, Neb Nov 8, 1907; s of Joseph W Groulik-Josephine Stodale; ed Schuyler HS 1926; Siebel Sch of Technology 1930; m Florence DeBower June 27, 1931 Lincoln; d Marilyn Martha, Juliann Florence; 1929-32 baker, Columbus Baking Co, Columbus; 1932- owner & opr Neb Oil Co, Schuyler & Columbus; C of C; Luth Ch; Rep; hobbies, hunting, fishing; res 532 W 9th, Schuyler.

HAHN, LOUIS: Implement Dealer; b Madison, Wis Oct 11, 1869; s of Peter Hahn-Elizabeth Bachous; ed Colfax Co; m Louise Herline; 1893, Colfax Cop; s Walter, George, Roy; d Hazel (Mrs Newall Lowell); 1887- owner & opr farm lands in Colfax Co; 1905-16 part owner & opr Hahn Brothers Impl & Seed retail bus at Leigh; erected bldg 1905; 1916- indep owner & opr impl & seed retail bus; 1908- pres & mgr Indep Tele Co; 1935-37 dir Bank of Leigh; chmn bd of edn 19 years; Comml Club; treas Leigh Cemetery Assn; IOOF, past noble grand; Dem, past Stanton pct committeeman; St Johns Luth Ch; hobby, travel; res Leigh.

HAVELKA, FRANK PAUL: Creamery Owner; b Dodge, Neb May 20, 1892; s of Frank Havelka-Antonette Tresnak; ed Dodge; St Procopius Coll, Lisle Ill 1904; m Marie Mestl Jan 16, 1917 Tabor; s Millard Joseph, Frank James; d Geraldine Ann; 1915-16 bkkpr UP RR, Omaha; 1916-17 bkkpr Lee Livestock Co, Omaha; 1917-27 farmed in Dodge & Merrick Cos; 1927-31 mgr Central City Co-op Creamery; 1931- owner & mgr Schuyler Creamery; C of C; Cath Workmen; hobby, travel; res Schuyler.

HIGGINS, JOHN EDWARD SR: Farmer; b Colfax Co, Neb June 18, 1878; s of William Higgins-Eliza Casey; ed Colfax Co; Fremont Normal 1898-1900; Creighton U 1903-04; m Cora Corcoran, June 20, 1918 Denver, s John Edward Jr; d Betty Elizabeth; 1900-02 tchr, Colfax Co; 1904- farmer & livestock raiser, now has 360 A of land; secy Farmers Grain Co 19 years; VP Colfax Co Farmers Union, secy at Rogers; past pres Farm Bur; past pres Neb Master Farmers Club; Neb Fedn of Co Taxpayers Leagues; past pres Grandview Comm Club; past pres ARC; KC; trustee St Patricks Ch of Dublin 15 years; Dem; hobbies, hunting, fishing, sports; res Rogers.

HIGGINS, MARTIN JAMES: Lumber Dealer; b Schuyler, Neb Oct 5, 1907; s of Michael J Higgins-Anna Gaughen; ed Schuyler; Creighton U 1925-28; Alpha Chi Kappa; m Molly Uhlenbrock Oct 19, 1932 Omaha; s Thomas Martin, Michael Terence; 1928- with Higgins & Coufal Lbr & Coal Dirs; secy Platte Valley drainage dist; dir Colfax Co ARC; dir Rotary; C of C; Golf Club; hobbies, fishing, hunting; res 1034 4th, Schuyler.

HODAPP, EDWARD PAUL: Superintendent of Schools; b Humboldt, Neb May 12, 1884; s of Frank Hodapp-Emily Wiedemann; ed Humboldt HS, valedictorian 1904; PSTC 1906-08; U of N, BA & BE 1913; grad work U of Cal summer 1928; m Lettie Schmidt Aug 27, 1913 Lincoln; s Harvey, Chester, Edward Jr; d Margaret, Phyllis; 1904-06 tchr, Richardson Co; 1906-07 prin Union sch; 1908-09 prin Verdon sch; 1911-13 science tchr, York HS; 1913-18 assoc prof of science & music, Neb Sch of Agr, Curtis; 1918-20 head of chemistry dept, Doane Coll, Crete; 1920-21 dist agt Bankers Life Ins Co of Des Moines, at Kearney; 1921-24 supt Oakdale schs; 1924-31 supt Emerson schs; 1931-32 agt for Bankers Life Ins Co of Des Moines, Lincoln; 1932-36 supt Oakdale schs; 1936- supt Howells HS; AF&AM; MWA; Comm Club; NSTA, mbr com which wrote 1st code of ethics for teaching profession in Neb, 1928; secy-treas 1927-28, pres 1928-29 dist 3 Neb Music Educators Assn' Neb State Hist Soc; First Chris Ch; hobby, music, dir choirs, glee clubs, orchestras & bands; res Howells.

JIROVEC, JOSEPH FRANK: Lumber & Grain Dealer; b Saunders Co, Neb Mar 20, 1884; s of John Jirovec-Mary ____; ed Colfax Co; Fremont Normal, 1903; m Antonia Koza July 30, 1906 Omaha; s Lambert, Donald; 1903-05 farmed with father; 1905-07 owner & opr livery stable, Clarkson; 1907-09 owner & opr restaurant, Clarkson; 1909-11 with Moore & Stoddola, gen mdse, Clarkson; 1911-12 mgr Omaha Elevator Co, Brainard; 1912-14 ptr & opr Jirovec & Ferenc Butcher Shop; 1914-18 elevator mgr Nye-Schneider-Fowler Co, Clarkson; 1918- mgr Farmers Union Co-op Supply Co, Clarkson; 1903 org & dir Jirovec band, started with 8 mbrs, now has 20 pieces, called Clarkson Band; org & dir Jirovec German Band, played over WJAG 1932-34; org & coach Clarkson Amer Leg baseball team 1936-38; hobbies, music, sports, baseball, fishing; res Clarkson.

JOHANNES, ARNOLD: Dentist; b Abie, Neb Aug 4, 1905; s of William Johannes-Arma Marushak; ed David City HS 1924; U of N, DDS 1931; Xi Psi Phi; m Ethel Kudrena Aug 15, 1933 Wilber; d Ethel Gail, Carol Given; 1932- dentist, Schuyler; pres C of C, past dir & past VP; Rotary; Neb St Dental Assn, mbr oral hygiene com; ADA; Neb & Amer Socs for Promotion of Dentistry for Children; mbr recreation bd 1937-38; mbr baseball bd 1934-38; chmn ARC life-saving com; BSA, scoutmaster troop 119; NNG 1928-31; AF&AM; OES, past worthy patron; KP; hobbies, woodwork, horticulture; res Schuyler.

JOHNSON, WILLIAM EDWARD: Lieutenant Governor; b Omaha, Neb June 28, 1906; s of William Edward


JOHNSON-ANNA GRACE GAMBLE; ed Omaha; Scottsbluff; Wayne HS; WSTC BA 1927; m Jeroma A Nykodem June 1, 1929 Clarkson; s William Edward, Richard Jerome; d Kathryn Louise; father died 1921 leaving William as sole support of family of 7; 1927-30 with State Bank of Chicago; fellow Amer Inst of Banking, Chicago 1930; 1930-33 with Devlin & Bennett, bank auditing firm in Chicago, 1931 became exec VP; 1933 retd to Neb; 1933- public accountant & contract writer for Clark Publications of Milwaukee publishers of works on banking economy, finance; 1939- lt gov; scoutmaster, troop 119 BSA; C of C; trustee Clarkson vol fire dept; Neb St Sheriffs & Peace Ofcers Assn; author of 7 books, among them: 1937 Memoirs of a Village; 1929 Manual of Debate; 1931 Bank Directors Manual; 1933 Small Bank Cost Accounting & Profit Control; others mainly in field of economics & finance; dir Izaak Walton; Presby Ch; Rep; hobbies, politics, photography; off State Capitol; res Schuyler.

JONAS, LAMBERT JOSEPH: County Treasurer; b Colfax Co, Neb Mar 24, 1905; s of Vaclav Jonas-Libuse Folda; ed Colfax Co; Grand Island Bus Coll 1926; m Agnes Lodl Nov 9, 1936 Howells; 1928-31 bkkpr Banking House of F Folda, Schuyler; 1931-32 & 1933-34 asst receiver Neb state banking dept; 1932-33 acct, Bank of Brainard; 1934-39 with Schuyler Oil Co; 1939- Colfax Co treas; 1936-38 city treas; Golf Club; KC, treas, past recorder; Cath Workmen; Neb Y D Club; hobbies, golf, stamp collecting; off Courthouse; res Schuyler.

JONES, CHARLES LEONARD: Farmer; b Prairie du Chien, Wis Apr 4, 1875; s of George William Jones-Emma Bonney; ed O'Neill; m Phebe Leora Storts Dec 4, 1897 Fremont; s George William; 1890-94 asst in construction of NW RR in Black Hills, later drove govt freight wagon between Fort Randall S D & O'Neill, also emp as driver of Concord stage between O'Neill & Butte; 1894-95 with commission firm at Sioux City Ia, and had chg of livestock at mouth of Cheyenne River in S D; 1895-96 with J I Case Threshing Machine Co; 1896-97 with Edward P Allis Co, Salt Lake City; 1897 gen supt chicory factory, Schuyler; 1898-1900 with Wells Abbott & Neiman Milling Co; 1900-04 emp by UP RR as pile driver engineer; 1904-12 with Wells Abbott & Neiman Milling Co, largest flour mill W of Mississippi River, 1905-12 engineer; 1912- farmer near Schuyler; helped build one of first electric light plants at Norfolk; served 4 terms as state representative in Neb legislature, mbr employees com; mbr sch bd; AF&AM, past master; Royal Highlanders, past illustrious protector, del & presiding ofcr at supreme lodge, Denver 1933; Farmers Union, del to state conv; hobbies, livestock, horses; res Schuyler.

KAREL, ANTON JOSEPH: Merchant; b Bohemia July 25, 1864; s of Joseph Karel-Mary Greazel; ed Iowa City Ia; m Mary Svoboda July 7, 1889 Omaha; s Clyde, William, Richard, Adolph; d Ida (Mrs Frank Otravooce), Alice (Mrs James Budin), Mary (Mrs Frank Coverdale), Alma (Mrs John Paledna); 1872-78 with Strom Nurseries, Iowa City IA; 1878-81 worked on farms in Ia; 1881-85 with Amer Glucose Works, Iowa City Ia; 1885-89 with Paxton & Virling Iron Works, Omaha; 1889-92 with Spillman Plumbing Co, Omaha; 1892-96 with Blake-Bruce Whol Drug Co, Omaha; 1896-1904 owner & opr dairy in Sarpy Co; 1904-07 part owner & opr Karel & Suchy Gen Mdse, Clarkson; 1907-20 owner & opr A J Karel Gen Mdse Store; 1920- in ptrship with sons in A J Karel & Sons, Clarkson; branch in Pilger; mbr bd of edn; mbr village bd; past mayor 16 terms; ZCBJ; Comm Club; WOW; mbr Sts Cecil and Methodeus Cath Ch; Rep; hobbies, gardening, travel, hunting; res Clarkson.

KAREL, JAMES FRANK: Merchant; b Madison Co, Neb May 3, 1898; s of Vaclav Karel-Mary Lodl; ed Howells; m Alma Poledna May 5, 1927 Howells; d Marilyn; 1913-15 with Frank Fiole Variety Store; 1915-20 with F J Vesely Gen Mdse Store, 1920-34 ptr in Vesely-Karel Co; 1934- prt in Lambert E Karel in Karel Brothers Gen Mdse; mbr village bd; Cath Workmen; Cath Sokol, secy; hobbies, collecting rocks, flowers, shrubs; res Howells.

KAREL, LAMBERT EMIL: Merchant; b Colfax Co, Neb Aug 21, 1910; s of Vaclav Karel-Mary Lodl; ed Howells; 1928-29 with Standard Oil Service Station; 1929-34 with Cihacek Restaurant; 1934- ptr & opr Karel Brothers Gen Mdse Store; mbr Howells vol fire dept, past secy, org of Howells Ballroom; Comm Club; Catholic Workmen; mbr Colfax Co YD Club, treas Lincoln pct; hobby, fishing; res Howells.

KAVAN, WENCESLAUS JOHN: Physician & Surgeon; b Saunders Co, Neb Sept 23, 1884; s of Phillip Kavan-Mary Hrdlicka; ed Fremont Normal 1899-1900; PSTC 1905-06, Creighton U, coll of pharm 1907-08, coll of med 1908-12; 1912-1913 interne St Josephs Hosp, Omaha; m Olla Barbara Kolarik June 1, 1914 Wilber; s Lucin Cyril; d Ola Anna; 1913-17 prac med, Bee; 1917-19 prac med Dorchester; 1919- prac med, Clarkson; secy-treas Colfax Co Med Soc; Elkhorn Valley & Platte-Loup Med Socs; Neb St & AMA; past mbr Bee bd of edn; Comml Club; Dem; res Clarkson.

KIBLER, JACOB ARTHUR: Lumber & Coal Dealer; b Platte Co, Neb Mar 10, 1880; s of George W Kibler-Frances Cornwall; ed Leigh; m Anna Nelson June 1, 1904 Columbus; s George, Gerald; 1897 tchr, Colfax Co; 1897-1906 asst P M Leigh; 1906-35 mgr Walrath & Sherwood Lbr Co, Leigh; 1935- mgr Leigh Lbr & Coal Co; mbr village board; chmn bd of edn; mbr lib bd; past pres Comml Club; MWA; AF&AM 32E; Congl Ch; Rep; hobbies, fishing, travel; res Leigh.

KLEIN, WILLIAM: Clergyman; b Rhein Province, Germany Feb 31, 1897; s of Simon Klein-Anna DeBures; ed German Gymnasium 1907-15; Bonn U, 1915-20, 1921-22; Freiburg U 1920-21; 1923 came to U S; 1928-30 pastor Beaver Creek Parish near Crofton; also asst at Jackson, Omaha, Madison, Crofton, Fordyce; 1930- pastor Sacred Heart Parish, Olean comm, Dodge; first ch built 1874, second 1886; third 1928; 65 families in parish; res Dodge.

KOLOUCH, FREDRICK G: Physician & Surgeon; b Crete, Neb July 17, 1887; s of Thomas Kolouch-Anna Frolik; ed Crete HS 1905; Neb Wes 1906-08; Creighton U, MD 1912; Karl U, Prague Czechoslovakia 1932; interne St Josephs Hosp, Omaha; m Lillian Kolorik May 20, 1913 Schuyler; s Fredrick G; 1913-17 prac med, Linwood; 1917- prac med, Schuyler; 1922 founded Kolouch Hosp, Schuyler; during World War 1917-18 served in 17th field hosp med corps; Amer Leg; Neb St Med Assn; FACS; AF&AM; Tangier Shrine, ambassador of potentates; hobbies, raising purebred livestock, aviation; re Schuyler.

KOVAR, WILLIAM: Merchant; b Colfax Co, Neb Oct 27, 1885; s of John J Kovar-Sophia Hahn; ed Howells HS; m Helen Srb June 10, 1908 Dodge; s William Riley, J Dean; 1900-06 with John J Kovar Gen Mdse; 1906- owner & opr William Kovar Gen Mdse Store; mbr bd of edn; Comm Club; ch mbr Howells Band; past mbr vol fire dept; COF; res Howells.

KOORY, SHICKREY B: Physician; b Syria Apr 10, 1884; s of Bousomra Koory-Fetna Farhat; ed Syria; Creighton U, MD 1907, asst to C C Allison, prof of surg; m Anna Burdish Feb 12, 1907 Omaha; s Amal, Joseph; d Leona (Mrs Jock Pollard), Madona (Mrs Lawrence Holstead), Anita, Fetna; m Flora McKenzie Jan 28, 1936 Schuyler; 1907-09 prac med with Dr Allison & assoc with St Josephs Hosp, Omaha; 1919-13 prac med, Norton Kas; 1913- prac Schuyler; pres Colfax Co Med Soc 2 terms; Neb St & AMA; mbr bd of edn; 1918 built 1st priv swimming pool in Neb, after week, turned pool over to public; 1935 started promotion Schuyler Comm Recreation Center, now chmn bd of dirs Schuyler Recreation Assn; efforts have resulted in park 100 A tract, site of Oaks, comm recreation bldg, golf course, tennis courts, swimming pool, softball grounds, football, baseball grounds, lakes, picnic grounds; C of C; KC, past grand knight; hobby, pub welfare; res Schuyler.

KUCERA, JOSEPH ALOIS: Banker; b Czechoslovakia Feb 24, 1892; s of Jan Kucrea-Antonia Fajman; ed Bohemia; Dubuque Ia Acad, valedictorian 1916; U of Dubuque, 1916-18; m Laura Folda Sept 1, 1924 Clarkson; s Emil Joseph, John Folda; 1918-19 bkkpr for First Natl Bank of David City; 1919-22 asst cash Bank of Morse Bluff; 1923 visited relatives in Europe; 1923-24 asst cash of Howells State Bank; 1924- with Clarkson State Bank, 1924-25 asst cash, VP, 1934- cash; dir Opera House Corp of Clarkson 1928-34; secy Clarkson Dramatic Club since 1924; 1934-43 dir ZCBJ; secy Clarkson unit of Czech Natl Alliance, att natl congress in Chicago Apr 1939; org & sponsor Sokol; AF&AM, Leigh; Comml Club; village treas since 1934; Neb St & Amer Bankers Assns; New Zion Presby Ch; hobby, dramatics; off & res Clarkson.


KUCERA, MRS LAURA: Homemaker; b Linwood, Neb Feb 15, 1898; d of Emil Folda-Emily Peshek; foster mother Antonie Sodilek; ed Clarkson HS 1914; U of N, BFA & BA 1918; m J A Kucera Sept 1, 1924 Clarkson; s Emil Joseph, John Folda; 1919-21 priv tutor in piano at San Diego Cal & studied piano under Nell Cave; 1921-23 tchr Linwood schs; org Clarkson Womans Club; past pres of Colfax Co Federated Womens Clubs; Amer Leg aux, past pres, past co pres & past dist pres, state pres 1937-39; dist vice-comm of Soc for Control of Cancer; OES; RNA; ZCBJ; New Zion Presby Ch; hobbies, music, reading; res Leigh.

KUHLE, CHARLES RAPHAEL: Publisher; b London, England Aug 27, 1881; s of Ernest L Kuhle-Anna Haarhues; ed West Point; m Amy Anna Reed Aug 8, 1906 Lyons; 1896-1907 with Cuming Co Advertiser & Neb Volksblatt, West Point; 1907- publisher Leigh World; 1938 awarded 1st prize for front page makeup for towns under 1,000; 1939 won 1st prize for gen excellence & 2nd prize as co corresondent for towns under 1,000 population; Leigh World plant was burned down 1917 & 1927, each time rebuilt & expanded; dean of publishers in Colfax Co; pres of the editors orgn of Colfax Co; NE Neb Press Assn, past pres; NPA, past pres; Natl Edit Assn, past VP for Neb; Comml Club, pres; IOOF, past noble grand & past dist dep grand master; Rep; hobby, travel; res Leigh.

KUHLE, MRS ANNA REED: Clubwoman; b Lyons, Neb Oct 31, 1883; d of William M Reed-Margaret Kennedy; ed Lyons HS 1900; Fairchild Wis HS 1900-01; Fremont Normal 1901-03; m Charles R Kuhle Aug 8, 1906 Lyons; d Margaret Frances; 1901-06 tchr in Neb & Wis; with husband on Leigh World since 1908; editor Nebraska Clubwoman 1933-35; 1933-36 Gen Fedn chmn of country weeklies; author The History of Leigh, published 1937; editor Neb Writers Guild Bulletin since 1932; asst state comm Neb div of womans field army of cancer control drive; pres lib bd; Bookfellows; League of Amer Penwomen; Neb Writers Guild; NFWC, pres 3rd dist; Rep, mbr State Central Com; hobbies, homemaking, literature, feature writing; res Leigh.

KUMPF, GEORGE CARL: Banker; b Leigh, Neb Feb 24, 1904; s of Charles Kumpf Anna Johannes; ed Leigh HS 1925; Grand Island Bus Coll 1925-26; m Margaretha Rabeler Nov 1928 Leigh; s Thomas David; d Greta Lea; 1926-33 asst cash First Natl Bank of Leigh; 1933-37 secy-treas Leigh Co-op Credit Assn; 1937- cash Bank of Leigh; 1938- Columbus regional clearing house exec com; 1934-36 village treas; 1937- village trustee; 1938- mbr bd of edn; Neb St Bankers Assn, Group II; Zion Luth Ch; Rep, Stanton pct committeeman; hobby, fishing; res Leigh.

KUPER, HERBERT D: Physician & Surgeon; b Nelson, Neb Mar 25, 1910; s of D G A Kuper-Maria A Schmidt; ed Nelson HS 1927; Hastings Bus Coll 1929-30; Hastings Coll 1930-32; U of N BSc MD 1936; interne Meth Hosp, Omaha; Alpha Kappa Kappa; m Marie Catharine Bay Jan 9, 1938 Omaha; 1927-29 tchr, Nuckolls Co; 1937-38 prac med, Kenesaw; 1938- prac med, Leigh; Platte-Loup Valley Med Soc; Neb St & AMA; Comml Club; UB Ch; hobby, tennis; res Leigh.

LEGGE, ALEXANDER EDWARD: Farmer; b Rogers, Neb Feb 8, 1898; s of James Legge-Elizabeth Johnson; ed North Bend HS 1915; Tarkio Mo Coll, BSc 1921; m Ruth Haas Nov 20, 1922 Omaha; s Alexander; d Kathryn, Marilyn; 1921- owner & opr 240 A farm in Colfax Co; mgr 1500 A in southern Colfax & Dodge Cos, feeds cattle & sheep extensively; during World War 1918-19 in coast arty AEF; Amer Leg, Schuyler; Rotary, VP 1939-40; AF&AM, past master; Schuyler Golf Club; United Presby Ch; Rep; hobby, horticulature, Uncle, Alexander Legge was pres Internatl Harvester Co, pres fed farm bd under Pres Herbert Hoover. Res Rogers.

LEGGE, JAMES DONALD: Farmer & Implement Dealer; b North Bend, Neb Jan 22, 1902; s of James Legge-Elizabeth Johnson; ed North Bend HS 1918; Dvorak Bus Coll 1918-19; U of N, 1919-20; m Martha Soulek Aug 22, 1925 Wahoo; d Betty Francis, Joan Martha; 1920-26 with Internatl Harvester Co, 1920-22 at Los Angeles, 1922-23 at Chicago, 1923-26 at Omaha; 1926-32 owner & opr Colfax Co Impl Co, Schuyler; 1933- owner & opr 360 A farm land in Colfax Co; 1934- with Northern Trust Co, Chicago; also mgr real est since 1931; AF&AM, Sesostris Shrine; First Presby Ch; hobbies, aviation, travel, stockbreeding, horticulture; res Schuyler.

LEHMEN, ALPHONSE ALOYSIUS: Clergyman; b Rich Fountain Mo, July 12, 1897; s of Henry Von Lehmen-Frances Bernsmeyer; ed Sacred Heart Sch, Rich Foundtain, Mo; Conception Coll, Conception Mo, 1912-17; St Meinrad Ind Seminary, 1917-19; Kenrick Seminary, Webster Grove Mo, 1920-24; 1924-28 asst pastor St Marys Cath Ch, West Point; 1928-30 pastor St Henrys Ch, Howells; 1930- pastor St Marys Cath Ch, Leigh; hobbies, fishing, hunting; res Leigh.

LYDEN, GUS EDWARD: Photographer; b Ystad, Skane, Sweden Sept 4, 1873; s of Jens Nelsson-Alin Bengson; ed Sweden; m Cora G Stockton Sept 27, 1920 Blair; 1885-87 with Ystad Sweden match factory; 1888-95 shipped on sailing vessel as cabin boy, promoted to able seaman; 1895-97 with Charles E Lyden, photographer, Manning Ia; 1897-1901 oprd traveling studio, Ia; 1901-05 oprd studio Pochontas Ia; 1906-10 oprd studio, Mapleton Ia; 1910-19 oprd studio, Schuyler; 1904 became naturalized citizen; AF&AM, past master; OES, assoc patron; C of C; hobbies, boating, travel; visited France, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Denmark, Sweden, England, Canada 1932; res 921 B, Schuyler.

McKINLEY, IRVING S: County Agricultural Extension Agent; b Newcastle, Neb July 17, 1904; s of John McKinley-Lena Engel; ed Ponca HS 1922; U of N, BSc 1927; Alpha Gamma Rho; Alpha Zeta; m M Dove Hughes Sept 16, 1936 Burwell; 1927-28 with extn dept, U of N Col of Agr; 1928-29 oprd farm in Dixon Co; 1930-31 emp by Russian govt as agrl adviser, visited other foreign countries; 1932 oprd farm, Dixon Co; 1933-35 Loup & Wheeler Co agrl agt, Garfield; 1936- Colfax Co agrl agt; AF&AM 101; C of C; Neb Assn of Co Agrl Agts; off Courthouse; res 413 E 10th, Schuyler.

McNALLY, JOHN EDWARD: Insurance, Loan, Real Estate Agent & Farmer; b Galesburg, Ill Mar 26, 1880; s of William M McNally-Susanah J Harris; ed Colfax Co; Fremont Normal 1901-02; Creighton U Coll of Med 1904-05; m Elizabeth Higgens June 20, 1906 Schuyler; s William E, George E; d Elizabeth; 1901-03 tchr & ins agt, Colfax Co; 1903-04 tchr, Hubbard schs; 1905-06 special agt & adjuster for State Farm Ins Co, Omaha; 1906-09 owner & opr McNally & Higgins Hdw also ins agt, Schuyler; 1907 nominated in primaries for clk of dist court, defeated in gen election; 1907- opr McNally Ins, Loan & Real Est Off, Schuyler; 1914-20 dir in farm & ranch lands in Neb & Colo; owner & opr 1600 A ranch in Holt Co, farm lands in Colfax Co; local farm supvr, Prudential Ins Co; 1913-38 VP State Farmers Ins Co, past dir; author of Short Cuts in Arithmetic 1904; org Neb Good Roads Assn, chmn of com on constitution & by-laws; org Platte Valley Transcontinental Highway Assn & Lincoln Highway Assn; org Platte River Water Protective Assn; C of C, past dir; Country Club; helped org Colfax Co farm Bur; SUV; MWA; Izaak Walton; listed in Who's Who in the Central States 1929 & in Amer Cath Who's Who; KC 4E; Cath Ch; off Folda Bank Bldg; res Schuyler.

MORTIMER, THOMAS: Livestock Dealer; b England Aug 15, 1859; s of Richard Mortimer-Elizabeth Daniels; ed Plymouth England; m Mrs Mertilla Felt McCurdy Feb 16, 1898 Colfax Co; s Homer, George, Hugh; d Mary Elizabeth (Mrs H Barr); 1882 came to Neb, emp by Harrison Fisher in meat market; 1882-83 with Stoddard Gue & Squires; 1884-95 oprd Stanton Co ranch in ptrship with Wood Bancroft; 1895-1907 mgr 10,000 A Marshal Field ranch near Leigh; 1907 pur Marshall Field int, opr ranch until 1918; 1906 org Western Stock Show Co, Denver; pres First Natl Bank, Leigh 20 years; dir Madison Natl Bank; judge in show rings several times, Internatl Livestock Exposition, Chicago, Lewis & Clark Show, Portland, Amer Royal, St Louis; AF&AM, Scot Rite, 32E, Congl Ch; res Leigh.

MYERS, HENRY DEY: Physician & Surgeon; b Anamosa, Ia Nov 2, 1878; s of S H Myers-Mary Porter; ed Dodge HS 1894; U of N, BSc 1898; Drake U, Des Moines Ia, 1906-07; interne Ia Meth Hosp, Des Moines, m Mayme S Bush Mar 25, 1908 Fremont; s Henry Dey; d Suzanne; 1907- prac med, Howells; local bd of edn 13 years; articles on med published in medical journals; secy bd of edn 13 years; 1920-25 treas ARC, Colfax Co; 1936-37 pres Dodge Co Med Soc; Neb St & AMA; AF&AM 193; Congl Ch; Rep; hobby, music; res Howells.

NOH, FRED WILLIAM: Livestock, Lumber & Coal Dealer; b Colfax Co, Neb Apr 1, 1872; s of John Noh-


Helena Kramer; ed Colfax Co; m Josephine Holan Sept 23, 1894 Clarkson; s Leonard F, Robert H, Joseph G, Gilbert; d Eleanor (Mrs W R Dubois), Vivian; 1893-1903 opr farm lands, Colfax Co; 1898-1903 owner & opr 4500 A ranch in Wheeler Co; 1893-97 opr livery stable, Clarkson; 1893-1935 opr livestock bus; 1897-1909 owner & opr Noh Hotel; 1911-18 part owner & opr Noh & Vlach Lbr & Coal Co; owner lands in S D; mbr village bd; past mayor; past chmn bd of edn; MWA; New Zion Presby Ch; Dem; res Clarkson.

NORDEN, RUDOLF MARTIN: Clergyman; b Hinckley, Ill Oct 24, 1877; s of Rev Henry H Norden-Augusta Siebert; ed Concordia Coll, Milwaukee Wis, cum laude 1898; Concordia Seminary, St Louis Mo 1902; m Emilie Mehner Aug 9, 1904 Perryville Mo; s Rudolf, Irvin; d Olga, Alma (Mrs Paul Reith), Luella (Mrs Walter Uffelman), Melba; 1902-04 missionary in Bakersfield Cal; 1904-08 pastor Evang Luth Ch, Fremont; 1908- pastor St Johns Evang Luth Ch & in chg of parochial sch in Howells, enlarged from 22 to 50 families in 1939; has supervised church erection & addition to parsonage; 1904- NW Neb Ministerial Conf, past secy, patronus since 1936; conducted first service at Hillsboro Mo in Dec 1898; 3 sons also ministers, have since held their first services at same place; res Howells.

NOVAK, JOSEPH ANTON: Banker; b Howells, Neb Apr 25, 1890; s of Joseph Novak-Mary Prucka; ed Howells HS 1906; m Ella Folda July 14, 1914 Howells; s Joseph, Ralph; d Rita; 1909-17 with Joseph Novak in chg of undertaking dept; org Farmers State Bank of Howells in 1917, cash & dir; 1928 Farmers State Bank consolidated with Howells State Bank, 1928- VP Howells State Bank; Comm Club, past pres; St Johns Cath Ch; 4 generations of Novaks have been retail hdw dlrs in Howells, first of family came to this section of Neb 1867; res Howells.

NOVOTNY, CHARLES: Farmer & Stockman; b Linn Co, Ia Nov 1, 1864; s of John Novotny-Theresa Zvacek; ed Colfax Co; m Emma Lorence Dec 26, 1893 Ely Ia; s George C; d Bozenda, Esther (Mrs George A Filinger); 1890-1937 owner & opr 280 A homestead farm; also owner & opr 110 A farm; dir & an org Clarkson Milling Co; dir & an org Clarkson State Bank; Zion Presby Ch, elder; Dem; parents farmed in Colfax Co, homesteaded Adams pct 1869; res Schuyler.

OBERG, GEORGE A: Hatchery Owner; b Lancaster Co, Neb Nov 15, 1892; s of John O Oberg-Johanna Johnson; ed Lancaster Co; U of N extn work; m Nora A Wild Jan 27, 1915 Fremont; s Lester G, Orville W; d Hazel A, Dorothy I; 1913-14 & 1920-22 opr farm near Fremont; 1915-20, 1924-26 opr farm near Colon; 1922-24 farmed in Washington Co; 1927- opr Schuyler Hatchery, capacity 156,000; 1929- owner hatchery in Cortland, capacity 52,000; opr & owner hatchery in Columbus since 1929, capacity 104,000; 1930-33 owned hatchery in St Edward; 1933-37 owned hatchery in Ainsworth; 1932-35 oprd hatchery in Leigh; 1929 won sweepstakes in Neb St Baby Chick Show; mbr bd of edn; 1934- dir C of C; chmn of dist compliance com of Neb Hatchery Code Orgn 1933-34; Neb Poultry Improvement Assn, VP & past pres; 1939, chmn Colfax Co mbrship drive for Worlds Poultry Congress, att 7th Congress in Cleveland 1939; treas Schuyler Baseball Assn; AF&AM; Meth Ch, SS supt, chmn bd of trustees; hobby, baseball; res 633 East 12th, Schuyler.

ODVARKA, ANTON JR: Editor & Publisher; b Clarkson, Neb July 26, 1889; s of Anton Odvarka-Josephine Teply; ed Clarkson; m Lena Platz Aug 14, 1912 Scottsbluff; s Morris; 1903-10 with father in publishing bus, Clarkson; 1910 pct census enumerator; 1910-24 ptr of Otto Odvarka, published Domaci Noviny, Dodgeske Listy, Ozvena Zapadu, Bohemian publications; 1912- ptr of brother, publisher of Colfax Co Press; 1930-34 an org Clarkson Co-op Creamery; mgr & part owner Neb Fur Farm, Madison; owner & opr farm lands in Colfax, Stanton, Pierce, Madison & Butler Cos; secy 12 years Clarkson Comml Club; escy [sic] of Scribner-Albion Highway Assn, an org, helped obtain improvements on highway 91; org Mid-State Baseball League 1927, secy until 1934; secy-treas Clarkson Ball club 1927-34; WOW, past secy 10 years; MWA; ZCBJ; KP; mbr vol fire dept; Rep, chmn Colfax Co Central Com; res Clarkson.

ODVARKA, OTTO: Editor & Publisher; b Clarkson, Neb Feb 2, 1891; s of Anton Odvarka-Josephine Teply; ed Clarkson; m Pinna Slama Sept 12, 1912 Colfax Co; d Helen (Mrs Lambert Bos); 1904-10 with father in publishing bus in Clarkson; 1910-24 in ptrship with brother Anton Jr, published Domaci Noviny, Dodgeske Listy, Ozvena Zapadu, Bohemian publications; 1912 ptr of Anton Jr in publishing of Colfax Co press; an org Clarkson Co-op Creamery; owner & opr farm lands in Colfax, Stanton & Pierce Cos; Clarkson Home Guard; Clarkson Coml Club; pres & dir Clarkson Amusement Corp; dir & secy of Opera House; dir & secy Bohemian-Slavonic Cemetery Assn; police magistrate of village; secy WOW; mbr bd of edn 1932-34; JP 15 years; mbr vol fire dept; ZCBJ; MWA; KP; Rep; hobbies, hunting, fishing; res Clarkson.

ODVARKA, V L: Dentist; b Clarkson, Neb Dec 2, 1899; s of Anton Odvarka-Agnes Kmoch; ed Omaha Central HS 1918; Creighton U, 1918-20; U of Denver, DDS 1919-22; Xi Psi Phi; m Helen Stenicka Mar 22, 1924 Omaha; s Robert; d Mae Helen; 1922-23 prac dentistry, Omaha; 1923- prac dentistry, Clarkson; treas bd of edn; KP; ZCBJ; Comml Club; mbr vol fire dept; pres Mid-State Baseball League since 1934, secy State Amateur Baseball Assn; during World War enl Aug 1917, disch Jan 1918; Dem; hobby, baseball; res Clarkson.

OTRADOVSKY, JOSEPH HENRY: Retired; b Caslavs, Czechoslovakia July 22, 1873; s of Joseph Otradovsky-Anna Wrany; ed Czechoslavakia; Schuyler; m Anna Dudek Nov 13, 1888 Schuyler; s Joseph J, Edward F, Lumir Fred; d Irma C; 1887-90 with father in Czechoslovakia; May 20, 1890 came to Schuyler; 1891 in P O, Dudley S D; 1892-1928 owner Otradovsky Gen Mdse store, Schuyler; 1928- sons in chg of firm, now Otradovsky Bros; manages farms & residential properties; mbr city coun 4 terms; mbr utility bd; CSPS, past treas; Presby Ch; hobbies, playing taroks & gardening; res Schuyler.

OTRADOVSKY, LUMIR FRED: Attorney; b Schuyler, Neb Dec 13, 1906; s of Joseph H Otradovsky-Anna Dudek; ed Schuyler HS 1924; U of N, LLB 1929 cum laude; Theta Chi; Phi Delta Phi; m Editha Prokes June 12, 1934 Schuyler; s Fred John; d Julann; 1929 ptr of W B Sadilek, Schuyler; 1930-34 city atty; 1931-35 Colfax Co atty; 1935- private prac. Schuyler; mbr bd of edn; Rotary, pres 1938; C of C; AF&AM; KP; Colfax Co Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; Neb & Amer Title Assns; Schuyler Recreational Assn, pres; Presby Ch; Rep; hobbies, hunting, fishing, photography; res 313 W 10th, Schuyler.

PETLACH, CHARLES ZDISLAV: Clergyman; b Moravia, Germany Jan 2, 1872; s of Charles Petlach-Mary Simku; ed Moravia Germany; Vienna Austria 1889-95; grad work Graz Austria 1895-97; 1898-1902 asst St James Cath Ch in Kearney; 1902 in chg of St Johns Cath Ch, Howell; 1902-20 in chg of parish at Verdigre; 1920-21 in chg of parish at Dodge; 1921- in chg parish of Ss Cyril & Methodius Cath Ch in Clarkson, church cornerstone laid in 1902, parish has 600 mbrships; hobbies, study of foreign languages, collecting maps; father was ofcl in court of justice, Moravia Germany; res Clarkson.

PETR, EMIL: Banker, b Colfax Co, Neb June 24, 1881; s of John Petr-Josephine Vlastovic; ed Colfax Co; Fremont Normal, 1906; m Alice Jonas May 26, 1926 Clarkson; s Jerome; 1906-14 asst cash Farmers State Bank Clarkson; 1914-17 with V L Prazak real est, ins & loan off; 1917-34 with Clarkson State Bank, 1917-20 asst cash, 1920-34 cash, 1934- pres; 1909-27 mbr bd of edn; chmn village bd 4 terms; owner & mgr 6,000 A ranch land in N W Neb & S D; Neb St Bankers Assn; AF&AM, Leigh; Comm Club; First Presby Ch; Dem; hobbies, travel, stock raising; res Clarkson.

PHELPS, MRS HARRY E: Editor & Publisher; b St Louis, Mo Dec 1, 1865; d of Fredrick Luchow-Louisa Paustian; ed Council Bluffs Ia; m Harry E Phelps June 14, 1884 Council Bluffs Ia; d Bertha Edna; 1881-84 tchr in Colfax Co; 1888 with husband estab Howells Journal; 1894-99 P M Howells; 1906-16 with husband owned & published Clarkson Herald; 1934- with Paul R Bush, grandson, co-editor & publisher Howells Journal since death of husband; 1938 was honored by Comm Club for comm service at close of 50 years on Howells Journal, celebration att by 300 guests, including editors, bus associates & friends; Womans Club; past pres Colfax Co Fedn of Womens Clubs; NPA; Congl Ch, past clk; Dem, mbr Lincoln pct com, chmn Colfax Co Central Com, mbr State Central Com; husband was owner & publisher of Schuyler Herald 1882-88; res Howells.

POSPISHIL, LLOYD L: Attorney; b West Point, Neb May 19, 1911; s of Paul Pospishil-Mattie Yunek; ed


West Point HS, valedictorian 1928; U of N, honor student BA 1932, LLB 1933; internatl intercollegiate debater, participated in Oxford-U of N debate series; winner of Longs debate trophy for freshmen 1928; Delta Theta Phi, pres; Delta Sigma Rho; student coun; interfraternity coun; m Margaret E Reuter July 14, 1937 Seward; 1933 prac law 3 mos with Harvey R Ellenberger, West Point; 1933-35 prac law, Howells; 1935-39 Colfax Co atty; dir Neb Jr Bar Assn; Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; pres of Howells Business Mens Club; C of C, mbr exec bd; pres & past secy Rotary; 1939- local counsel for Fed Land Bank, HOLC, Prudential Ins Co; past atty for Neb state banking dept & Colfax Co REA; pres Young Peoples Dept of First Chris Ch, Lincoln 1931; Dem state del from Colfax Co to conv 1934-38, committeeman from Schuyler; past pres Colfax Co Y D Club; author of legal article; Neb Law of Subrogation & Neb Bulk Sales Law in Neb Law Bulletin; bonded abstractor; hobbies, travel, public speaking; res Schuyler.

PRICE, E W: Clergyman; b Pottawattamie Co, Ia Apr 18, 1882; s of Fletcher Price-Margaret Ann Amarine; ed Piqua O; Neb Wes, 1913-20; m N May Van Burgh Sept 2, 1916 Hickman; 1920-26 pastor Meth Ch, Gibbon; 1926-29 pastor, Clay Center; 1929-34 pastor, Clarks; 1934-37 pastor, Litchfield; 1937- pastor, Schuyler; secy Clay Co Ministerial Assn 1927-29; pres Elkhorn-Platte Ministerial Assn 1938-39; mbr Neb conf of Meth Churches since 1923; past scoutmaster at Chambers, St James Ch, Lincoln & in Gibbon; IOOF, Schuyler, patriarch militant at Loup City, grand warden, grand master, past dep grand master & past chaplain of grand lodge of Neb; past Rebekah, Litchfield & Kearney; Clarkson AF&AM; res Schuyler.

PROKES, JOHN ADOLPHE: Farmer; b Schuyler, Neb Apr 29, 1887; s of John J Prokes-Anna Simodynes; ed Schuyler; U of N; m Julia Holub Oct 28, 1908 Schuyler; d Editha (Mrs Lumir Otradovsky), Claudia (Mrs Joseph Vavra); 1908-19 farmed with father near Schuyler; 1919 pur fathers int in Cedar Grove Livestock Farm, owner & opr since; farm has grown to include 706 A along Platte River; owner & mgr farm lands in W Neb; purebred cattle & sheep topped Omaha market by 10c entire year 1915; 18 steers topped market 1917 for total of $3,906; VP & dir Schuyler State Bank; VP Schuyler Savings Bank 1924-33; mbr bd of edn 7 years, now vice-chmn; Rep; hobbies, fishing, hunting; res Schuyler.

REINECKE, LLOYD FRANCIS: Auto Dealer; b Schuyler, Neb May 16, 1897; s of Francis C Reinecke-Helen Phelps; ed Schuyler HS; U of N 1914-15; Sigma Nu; m Ferne B Mattison Oct 13, 1917 Fremont; s John M, Robert L; d Jean E; 1915-16 with Kopac Brothers Motor Co, Schuyler, Norfolk, David City; 1926- treas, gen mgr Eacker Motor Co, Schuyler; 1938- mayor of Schuyler; 1930- mbr sch bd; 1933- treas Colfax Co Impl Co; 1936- ptr Butler Co Impl Co, David City; Neb Auto Dirs Assn; during World War, 1918-19 at base hdqrs Bordeaux France; Amer Leg, past comm; past pres & dir C of C; Rotary, dir; Golf Club; AF&AM 34; hobby, bridge; res Schuyler.

ROETHER, WILLIAM HENRY: County Judge; b Clarkson, Neb Mar 20, 1888; s of John Roether-Christina Becker; ed Clarkson; Fremont Normal; m Emily Zelenda Jan 12, 1910 Fremont; d Geneva Evelyn (Mrs Ray Masters), Willette Elaine; 1906-09 tchr, Colfax Co; 1909-12 & 1920-23 worked on land development in Twin Falls, Idaho; 1915-16 with Kopac Brothers Garage, Clarkson; 1916-20 clk of dist court; 1923-25 Colfax Co dep treas; 1925- Colfax Co judge; 1918-19 clk local draft bd; 1931-37 mbr Schuyler sch bd; 1929 agitated for orgn of Neb Assn of Co Judges; 1934 org civic group to build recreation center; C of C; MWA, past clk; Presby Ch, elder; hobby, banking, gardening; res 744 D, Schuyler.

SADILEK, WALTER BYRON: Attorney; b Wilber, Neb Dec 20, 1889; s of Frank J Sadilek-Terezie Jurka; ed Wilber HS; Highland Park Coll, Des Moines; U of N, BA 1913, LLB 1915; m Frances Barbara Schleis June 18, 1913 Wilber; d Mary Theresa; m Exha D Akins June 4, 1931 Western; 1910-12 prin Earlham Acad, Richmond Ind; 1915- prac law Schuyler; 1916-17 Colfax Co clk; city atty several terms; during World War, 4-min man; later chmn fuel administration com, Colfax Co; Rotary, secy; AF&AM, past master, Scot Rite, KCCH, Sesostris Shrine; Golf Club; KP; pres Colfax Co Bar Assn, Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; hobbies, fishing, bridge; off 1005 B, res Schuyler.

SAEGER, GEORGE A: Pharmacist; b Fremont, Neb Dec 17, 1904; s of Peter Saeger-Minnie Wiebold; ed St Johns Acad 1924; U of N, BSc, PhG, 1928; Sigma Chi; m Helen Barnett June 31, 1934 Columbus; d Gretchen; 1928-30 with W A Piel, druggist, Omaha; 1930-36 with Brunner Drug Co, Fremont; 1936- owner & opr Saeger Drug Store, Schuyler; dir Colfax Co Finance Co; ch mbr Rotary; Emanuel Luth Ch; hobbies, travel, fishing, hunting; res 518 E 10th, Schuyler.

SALAK, RUSSELL DAVID: Mail Carrier; b Schuyler, Neb Mar 19, 1905; s of Joseph J Salak-Nettie Keller; ed Schuyler HS; m Vlasta Rose Janecek Aug 26, 1926 Clarkson; s John Russell; d Joan Helen, Jeanine; 1923-25, farmed in Colfax Co; 1925- with U S postal service, Schuyler; 1936- secy C of C; 1927- mbr vol fire dept; Neb Assn of Letter Carriers; Neb St Vol Firemans Assn; Schuyler Recreation Assn, dir; hobby, civic activities; off City Hall, res Schuyler.

SEDLAK, LOUIS JOSEPH: Implement & Seed Dealer; b Moravia, Germany Sept 5, 1880; s of Mike Sedlak-Frances Metoseck; ed Colfax Co; m Mary Hanel Sept 24, 1907 Clarkson; s Stanley Jordan (dec); 1892-1904 emp on farms in Colfax Co; 1904-05 emp by impl dlr, Leigh; 1905-06 emp by Fred Moeller, impl dir; 1906-16 with Hahn Bros, impl dlrs; 1916- ptr in Hahn & Sedlak, impl dlrs; 1915- treas Indep Tele Co; 1918-32 treas Leigh Indep Oil Co; past chmn village bd; past treas Colfax Co Fair Assn; mbr ARC relief com, Leigh; MWA; ZCBJ; Comml Club; past trustee St Marys Cath Ch, Holy Name Soc; hobbies, travel, fishing, hunting; res Leigh.

SINDELAR, JOSEPH EMIL: Merchant; b Colfax Co, Neb Oct 23, 1878; s of Joseph B Sindelar-Barbara Kasper; ed Howells HS 1892; m Agnes Bohata Nov 1904 Howells; 1892-1902 with Joseph B Sindelar gen mdse bus, Howells; 1902-18 owner & opr Joseph E Sindelar Gen Mdse Store; 1918- owner & opr music store; org & dir since 1899 Howells Band; Comm Club; village bd 9 years; St Johns Cath Ch, dir orchestra & choir; Dem; hobby, horticulture; res Howells.

SMATLAN, EDWARD B: Lumber & Coal Dealer; b Colfax Co, Neb July 30, 1879; s of Joseph Smatlan-Anna Telecky; ed Colfax Co; 1897-1900 yardman; Joseph Smatlan Lbr Co, Schuyler; 1900-02 ptr Joseph Smatlan & Sons; 1902- ptr Smatlan Bros Lbr & Coal Co, estab in 1876 & still in family; C of C; KP; BPOE; Sokol; hobbies, hunting, fishing, sports; res Schuyler.

SMATLAN, JOSEPH E: Lumber & Coal Dealer; b Colfax Co, Neb Dec 19, 1876; s of Joseph Smatlan-Anna Telecky; ed Colfax Co; U of N 1894; m Emma Bartunek Nov 15, 1899 Schuyler; s Emmerson Edward, Joseph Matthew; d Erma Marie, Alice Anna (Mrs Martin Schuldt), Eleanor; 1894-1900 bkkpr J Smatlan Lbr & Coal Co, Schuyler; 1900-02 ptr Joseph Smatlan & Sons; 1902- ptr Smatlan Brothers Lbr & Coal Co, in family since established 1876; 1916-20 mbr sch bd; past mbr Schuyler baseball team; during Sp-Amer War, in 2nd Neb vol inf; C of C; KP, past master of exchequer; IOOF, encampment & canton; Sokol; FOE; hobbies, hunting, fishing, sports; off Smatlan Bros; res Schuyler.

STANGEL, EGON ANTHONY: Banker; b Omaha, Neb Dec 21, 1892; s of Wenzel Stangel-Anna Laux; ed Howells HS; m Agnes M Woerth Aug 18, 1915 Howells; s Donald J; d Kathleen, Marie Collette, Francis Ann; 1906-10 worked on farms in Colfax Co; 1910-15 with H F Woerth Construction Co; 1915-26 bkkpr for Farmers Lbr & Grain Co, Howells; 1926- with Howells State Bank; 1931- cash; mbr village bd; 1936- mayor of Howells; Comm Club; Neb St Bankers Assn; Sts Peter & Paul Cath Ch; Dem; res Howells.

STIBAL, THOMAS: Attorney; b Richland, Neb Oct 28, 1891; s of John Stibal-Anna Duda; ed Schuyler HS 1911; U of N, BA 1915, LLB 1917; Phi Delta Phi; m Wilma Steinberger Oct 12, 1935 Papillion; s Thomas John; 1918-24 with First Natl Bank, Schuyler; 1924-35 supvr farm ints; 1935- prac law, Schuyler; 1936- city atty; mbr state legislature 1923; AF&AM, Scot Rite; hobbies, photography, fishing; res 523 E 9th, Schuyler.

SVOBODA, AMOS: Editor; b Prague, Neb July 21, 1896; s of Frank H Svoboda-Clara Gruntorad; ed Schuyler HS; Fremont Normal 1913; m Gertrude Chase Sept 20, 1920 Schuyler; s Francis Chase; d Mary Alice, Margaret, Sally, Elizabeth; 1914-20 with father, published Schuyler Messenger; 1920-36 plant supt & secy


Sun Publishing Co., Inc; 1936- managing editor & secy Sun Publishing Co., Inc.; 1921-24 city clk; NPA; C of C; during World War, 1917-18 served in Co G 6th Neb inf & Co D 109th engineers, commd 2nd lt; Amer Leg, past comm; Last Man Club; res Schuyler.

SVOBODA, EDWARD: Funeral Director; b Saunders Co, Neb Mar 10, 1910; s of Peter F Svoboda-Agnes Roh; ed Schuyler HS 1928; Worsham Coll of Embalming, Chicago 1930-31; m Marie Vlasak June 17, 1930 Papillion; s Ward Ray; d Shirley Mae; 1931- owner & opr Svoboda Funeral Home, Prague; 1936 ptr of Peter F Svoboda in funeral home, Schuyler; KP, vice-chancellor; St Johns Cath Ch Prague; hobbies, old coins; res Schuyler.

SVOBODA, PETER FRANK: Mortician; b Saunders Co, Neb Oct 10, 1873; s of Anton Svoboda-Katherine Angel; ed Saunders Co; Western Normal, Lincoln; m Agnes Roh Oct 23, 1894 Abbey; s Edward, Raymond, James; d Anna (Mrs Charles Palensky), Clara (Mrs Vincent Shimerka), Agnes, Bessie, (dec 1922); 1893-1922 farmed in Saunders Co; 1922-35 dir funeral service F B Svoboda Funeral Home, Schuyler; 1935- ptr in Svoboda & Son Funeral Home; mbr bd of edn; Neb Funeral Dirs Assn; St Marys Cath Ch; Rep; res Schuyler.

TAGG, HAROLD EUGENE: Chiropractor; b Omaha, Neb July 11, 1896; s of Harry E Tagg-Nellie A Inbody; ed Central HS, Omaha 1911-12; Kearney Mil Acad 1913-14; Palmer Sch of Chiropractic, Davenport Ia; Delta Sigma Chi; m Vilura Harriett McDonough Sept 26, 1921 Seward; s Harold E Jr, Robert Lowell; 1914 as mbr crew USS Washington, went to Vera Cruz Mex, Haiti, Santo Domingo, Nicaragua, released as 2nd class seaman 1915; 1916-20 with Tagg Brothers Commission Co, Omaha; 1922-24 prac chiropractic, What Cheer Ia; 1924-29 prac, Florence Colo; 1929- prac Schuyler; during Wolrd War, ent U S army Apr 6, 1917, on USS Essex, USS Yantic, shore duty as chief-in-chg of receiving group, Great Lakes, Ill, released as chief quarter-master Jan 22, 1919, disch Apr 6, 1921; Amer Leg, past adjt & comm Florence Colo & Schuyler, mbr state exec com, state sr vice-comm; VFW, past surg, past adjt, past comm, What Cheer Ia; Colo Chiropractic Assn, past dist pres; Neb Chiropractic Assn, past dist pres; scoutmaster 2 BSA troops; AF&AM past secy, past master; KP; vestryman, sr warden Episc Ch; res Schuyler.

TOMES, DR RUDOLPH RAINOLD: Dentist; b Clarkson, Neb Apr 15, 1902; s of Joseph L Tomes-Frances Hobel; ed Clarkson HS; U of N, DDS 1926; Delta Sigma Delta, grand master 1925-26; mbr basketball team; 1926-28 prac dentistry, Creston; 1928- prac dentistry, Schuyler; NW Neb Dist Dental Soc; Neb St & ADA; Ak-Sar-Ben; C of C; Omaha air races; Schuyler Recreation Center; 1920- mbr Schuyler baseball team; known as oldest man in Elkhorn Valley League, one of oldest leagues in country; has played every position in baseball; played with Creston ball club 1926-27, won 18 consecutive games; helped sponsor Jr Amer Legion baseball; Schuyler Baseball Assn, past chmn; mbr Creston vol fire dept; AF&AM; Golf Club; ARC; Presby Ch; Rep; hobbies, travel, sports; res 904 B, Schuyler.

TUMA, ANTHONY FRANCIS: Clergyman; b Spencer, Neb Oct 8, 1904; s of Antone Tuma-Agnes Cervenka; ed Lisle, Ill; St Procopius Coll, Lisle Ill BA 1928; Kenrick Seminary, St Louis Mo; 1931-37 asst in Assumption Cath Ch, Omaha; 1937- in chg of Holy Trinity Cath Ch, Huen Colfax Co; Holy Trinity founded 1879; large brick ch erected 1928, manse built in 1920; res Howells.

VACIN, JOE LEONARD: Implement & Auto Dealer; b Grant Co, Okla Mar 2, 1901; s of Frank J Vacin-Antonette Malovec; ed Clarkson HS 1916; Boyles Bus Coll 1917-18; m Libbie Slama Nov 1, 1922 Fremont; 1913-17 with Fayman Motor Co, Clarkson; 1918-21 with Prazak Auto Co; 1921-22 ptr in Vacin & Sons Garage, Brainard; 1922-23 ptr in Prazak Auto Co; 1923-25 ptr in Fayman & Vacin Auto Co; 1935- owner & opr auto bus, Pontiac, John Deere impl dlr & opr Gamble Agcy; past mbr vol fire dept; MWA; Comml Club; hobbies, fishing, hunting, travel; res Clarkson.

VITEK, JOSEPH R: Hardware Dealer; b Austria-Hungary July 13, 1882; s of Joseph Vitek-Anna Tobias; ed Colfax Co; m Alby Cada Sept 16, 1909 Schuyler; d Norma Marie; 1908-10 owner & opr blacksmith shop, Clarkson; 1910-11 traveled for Internatl Harvester & Acme Harvester Cos; 1912-22 co-owner & opr Wolfe & Vitek Hdw; 1922- owner & opr J R Vitek & Bros Hdw Store, Clarkson; dir Clarkson Bank; 1928-39 mayor of Clarkson; mbr village bd 22 years; mbr bd of edn 4 years; chief vol fire dept 20 years; Clarkson Home Guard; AF&AM; chmn ZCBJ; New Zion Presby Ch; Dem pct committeeman; hobby, fishing; res Clarkson.

VLACH, ANTON JAMES: City Manager; b Czechoslovakia Apr 20, 1884; s of Joseph Vlach-Anna Kasper; ed Dodge HS; Fremont Normal 1904-05; m Frances Holan Aug 28, 1906 Leigh; s Milton; d Florence; 1905-11 with Nye-Schneider-Fowler Grain Co, 1905 at Bonesteel S D, 1906 at Lynch & Wisner, 1907-08 mgr lbr, grain, coal, livestock yard at Dodge, 1908-11 mgr at Clarkson; 1911-29 part owner & opr Noh & Vlach Lbr Coal & Livestock Co; 1926- village mgr, city clk, chief of police, Clarkson; 1938- supt WPA storm sewer & pavement project; owner & mgr farm lands; 1918-26 mbr village bd; 1922-26 mayor of Clarkson; bd mbr of Colfax Co Road Assn; VP Scribner-Oakdale branch orgn to fight removal of train service; mbr exec coun League of Neb Municipalities; mbr bd of edn & lib bd; mbr vol fire debt; secy bd of health; past pres Comml Club; New Zion Presby Ch; Dem; hobby, travel; res Clarkson.

WACHA, THOMAS: Merchant; b Saunders Co, Neb Dec 21, 1870; s of Venzel Wacha-Mary Shonka; ed Colfax Co; m Mary Mitiska Aug 3, 1896 Schuyler; s Leonard, Arnold, Otto, Thomas Jr, Frank; d Elvita, Ilda, Mary; 1882-87 worked on farms in Colfax Co; 1888-91 with Hill & Mefferd, Schuyler; 1891-94 with Charles L Towle, groc; 1894-99 with Sam Fuhrman in Schuyler Gen Mdse; 1899-1901 ptr of F E Dudek; 1901- owner & opr Thomas Wacha Gen Mdse Store; 1904-08 mbr city coun; 1910-13 chmn Platte River Bridge Com; 1926-38 mayor of Schuyler, supervised rebldg Schuyler municipal light & power plant, Neb's oldest municipal plant; C of C; Rep; hobbies, travel, civic enterprise; res Schuyler.

WHITE, WILBUR GEORGE: Clergyman; b Powhatan Point, O Apr 28, 1875; s of Peter White-Josephine Isaly; ed Monroe Co, O; Muskinghum-Franklin Coll, BA 1900, honorary MA 1903; Western Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh Penn, MA 1903; m Aura Mae Sewell Aug 26, 1907 Youngstown, O; s Marion Sewell; 1903-09 in chg of Presby Parish, Demos O; 1909-11 in chg of parish, Shadyside, O; 1911-14 & 1918-24 at Akron Colo; 1914-18 at Sharpsville Penn; 1925- in chg of parish at Schuyler; moderator of St Clarisville presbytery, O; moderator Shenango Presbytery, Penn; del to gen assembly of Presby Chs of USA, 1909 at Atlantic City, 1930 at Cincinnati; AF&AM; Sons of Union Veterans, state chaplain 1938-39; res 220 E 8th, Schuyler.

WIGINGTON, FRED THOMAS: Auto Dealer; b Rogers, Neb Dec 16, 1897; s of John Thomas Wigington-Martha Saul; ed Roanoke Va; m Martha Seehase Sept 11, 1919 Schuyler; s Douglas Kenneth, Fred Thomas, Dickie Roy; d Betty Lou; 1912-17 emp on farms in Colfax Co; 1917-19 farmed in Colfax Co; 1919-20 RFD carrier, Colfax Co; 1920-21 mbr Omaha Western League Baseball Team; 1917 pitched for Joe Stecker's team; 1921 sold to St Louis Cardinals, pitcher, 1921-24; 1925- Chevrolet dlr, Schuyler; 1925- owner & mgr Wigington Motor Co; 1937- Allis-Chalmers dlr, Schuyler; 1919 awarded cup in Neb St Baseball Tournament as leading pitcher of state; 1925 pitcher for Millard Baseball Team; 1926-35 pitcher for Schuyler Baseball Team, Elkhorn Valley League, won several pennants; C of C; U S C of C; Neb Chevrolet Dlrs Assn; Neb Auto Dlrs Assn; Golf Club; hobbies, baseball, hunting, fishing; res Schuyerl.

WOODWARD, WENDELL SMITH: Hatchery Operator; b Overton, Neb Dec 22, 1903; s of Frnak Woodward-Ethel Smith; ed Overton HS 1920 U of N, Bsc 1926; Alpha Zeta, m Mary Theobald Feb 17, 1930 Lincoln; s Lester Ray; d Ethel May; 1926-29 co-owner & opr farm in Dawson Co; 1929-31 with Schuyler Hatchery; 1931-33 with Leigh Hatchery; 1933- owner & opr Leigh Hatchery; mbr bd of edn; Comml Club; supt poultry dept Colfax Co Fair; Neb Poultry Improvement Assn; Internatl Baby Chick Assn; Congl Ch; hobbies, baseball, football, travel; res Leigh.

WRAGGE, JOHN HENRY: Produce & Feed Dealer; b Oldenburg, Germany July 25, 1869; s of Henry Wragge-Rebekah Henjes; ed Germany; m Fannie Meier Apr 25, 1895 Snyder; s Harry (dec), Elmer (dec),


Victor, Walter, George, Lowell, Earl; d Laura (Mrs B J Sindelar), Emma (Mrs John Tichota), Evelyn; 1883 came to U S; 1883-89 appr in John Paradise Confectionery, N Y; 1889-92 owner & opr J H Wragge Confectionery N Y Confectionery; 1892-97 with Henry Wragge oprd Wragge & Wragge saloon; 1897-98 owner & opr Balton & Wragge Gen Mdse Store, Howells; 1898-1902 owner & opr Produce Station; mbr bd of edn; AOUW; Comm Club; Evang Luth Ch; Dem; hobby, fishing; res Howells.

WULLSCHLEGER, MRS OTTO HERMAN: Homemaker; b Albion, Neb Jan 20, 1893; d of James S Armstrong-Emma Nye; ed Albion HS 1913; KSTC 1915-16; m Otto Wullschleger May 26, 1918 Omaha; s John Robert; d Emma Jane; 1909-10 tchr Hubbard Co, Minn; 1913-15 tchr, Boone Co; 1916-18 tchr, Leigh; 1918- homemaker; 1938- pres Womans Club; Colfax Co chmn of Extn Clubs; chmn 3rd dist rural clubs & rural life, NFWC, past secy-treas; supt of art dept Colfax Co Fair Assn; eligible to DAR & Daughters of 1812; mbr Ch of Christ; Dem; hobby, horticulture; res Leigh.


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