NEGenWeb Project - Saunders County
Who's Who in Nebraska, 1940
JOHNSON, GUY EDGAR: Abstracter; b Chase Co, Neb Dec 26, 1892; s of Carl Oscar Johnson-Fredricka Carlson; ed Wahoo HS 1910; Luther Coll, 1913; m Hazel Hamilton June 30, 1914 Wahoo; foster s Jack G; 1913-31 abstracter, ptr of John Charles Hamilton, Wahoo; 1919 firm became Hamilton & Johnson, 1931- owner & opr after death of partner; owner & mgr farm ints, Saunders Co; during World War mbr examination bd; Neb Title Assn, pres 2 years, secy & treas 12 years; American Title Assn, mbr exec com; Neb Farm Bur; Saunders Co Agrl Soc, past secy & treas, past pres of Fair Ed; C of C; Lions, past pres 2 years; Wahoo Country Club; Presby Ch, trustee; hobbies, golf, hunting; parents came in covered wagon to Wahoo 1897, homesteaded 160 A near Wauneta; res 212 E 10th, Wahoo.
JOHNSON, R CONARD: Farmer & Dairyman; b Mead, Neb Apr 6, 1890; s of Charles P Johnson-Ellen Anderson; ed Mead HS 1907; m Neola Parson June 16, 1915 Valley; d Enola Maurine, Maxine Faye; 1925- farmer, Saunders Co; Neb St bd of agr, mbr 12 years, mbr Neb St Fair bd of mgrs; 20 years mbr bd of mgrs Saunders Co Agrl Soc, past pres 10 years Saunders Co Fair bd; past pres consolidated sch bd, Mead; pres Neb Dairymens Assn 1931; 1928- pres Saunders Co Old Settlers Assn; past mbr Saunders Co ARC; past VP Saunders Co Farm Bur; AF&AM 32o; Shrine; OES 57, worthy patron 1932; First Bapt Ch, moderator, chmn bd of trustees, chmn of exec com; res Mead.
JOHNSON, WILLIAM GEORGE: Farmer; b Wahoo, Neb May 23, 1873: s of Andrew Johnson-Marie Bergerson; ed Wahoo HS 1891: m Pearl May Stiver Jan 14, 1904 Valparaiso; s Wendell G, Weldon W; 1892-97 farmer near Colon; 1900- owner & opr 160 A farm near Valparaiso; owner farm & dairy ints; mbr dist sch bd 15 years; mbr sch dist taxpayers com, instrumental in clearing large sch debt; secy Farmers Elevator 31 years; mbr depositors com & chmn of bd Oak Creek Valley Bank, Valparaiso; Farmers Union Oil Assn, dir; Fed Farm Loan Assn, com mbr; pct chmn 5 years Wheat, Corn-Hog & Agrl Conservation Programs; pct statistics reporter for USDA 40 years; Neb del apptd by Gov Sheldon to Farmers Natl Congress, Oklahoma City 1907; Farmers Union; during World War mbr farmers war coun; Neb Farmers Inst; AF&AM 151, past master; Luth Ch: Dem, mbr Oak Creek pct com; hobby, sub-soil moisture conservation; parents came to Neb from Norway in 1866; res Valparaiso.
JOHNSON, WILMER G: Contractor & Engineer; b, Saunders Co, Neb Aug 5, 1888; s of Albert Johnson- Hedda Lindstrom; ed Wahoo HS 1905; Luther Coll, 1907: U of N; m Florence E Slama Feb 17, 1917 Wahoo; s Warren, Gordon, Burton; d Genevieve, Barbara; 1908-14 with Canton Ohio Bridge Co; 1915- in bridge construction work at Wahoo, 1917-25 VP & gen mgr Central Bridge & Construction Co; 1920-34 ptr in Risk & Johnson, horse & mule shippers; 1935- city engr; 1937- project engr for US govt, river work & construction US Rifle Range, Ashland; owner & opr Johnson Construction Co, Wahoo; Saunders Co engr 2 years; registered engr in Neb; 1930- mbr bd of edn, pres 3 years; mbr vol fire dept; pres Neb ch Assoc Gen Contrs of Amer; Amer Concrete Pipe Assn, mbr exec com 12 years; ASCE; C of C; Wahoo Gun Club; Wahoo Country Club; Izaak Walton; AF&AM 59; RAM: KP; BPOE; Congl Ch; hobby, fishing; res 1243 N Elm, Wahoo.
KACIREK, JOSEPH FRANK: Merchant; b Weston, Neb Feb 14, 1888; s of James Kacirek-Frances Fiedler; ed Weston; LBC 1908; m Mary Slovic May 29, 1914 Dwight; s George, John; d Blanch; m Antonette Fisher June 29, 1937 Wahoo; 1903-14 emp in gen mdse store, Touhy; 1914-26 ptr of brother Edward in mdse bus; 1928-30 oprd gen mdse store at Touhy, 1930-36 at Weston, 1936- ptr of brother; past P M 11 years & asst P M 11 years, Touhy; past mbr sch bd 10 years; past mbr vol fire dept; Cath Ch, choir dir; hobbies, music, piano, violin, owner transcription of 40 anthems; father came from Lhota Bohemia to Weston 1880, farmer & mcht; res Weston.
KANOUFF, HOWARD VINCENT: Attorney; b Mitchell S D Dec 11, 1905; s of George Oscar Kanouff- Katherine Daugherty; ed Algona Ia HS 1925; Creighton U, LLB 1933; Delta Theta Phi; m Rita Barry June 19, 1937 Wahoo; 1933-35 prac law, Omaha; 1935- mbr law firm, Barry & Kanouff, Wahoo; atty for UP RR, Farmers Union Co-op Assn of Saunders Co & Blue Star Produce Inc; adm to Ia bar & fed court; Saunders Co & Neb St Bar Assns; KC; Cath Ch; hobbies, hunting, & fishing; off 122 East 5th; res 1062 N Beech, Wahoo.
KASPAR, ANTON: Retired; b Smrk, Moravia Jan 8, 1858; s of Michael Kaspar-Frances Matejka; ed Moravia; m France Zelnicek Oct 16, 1883 Saunders Co; s Adolph E; d Mary M (Mrs Frank J Kolbaba); June 1874 came to Amer; 1874-76 farmed with uncle near Prague; 1876-80 emp on ranch near Fremont; 1881-83 lived in Moravia; 1883-87 farmer near Prague; 1897- apiarist, Prague; P M during Cleveland administration; past town clk 23 years; mbr 1st town bd, & when Prague celebrated 50th anniversary; past mbr sch bd; past J P 35 years; 1905- correspondent for apian section of Hospodar; correspondent for Narodni Pokrok 19 years; MWA, past clk & past consul; ZCBJ, past chmn; mbr T J Sokol; hobbies, reading & radio; res Prague.
KASPAR, JOSEPH FRANK: Physician & Surgeon; b Prague, Neb Sept 28, 1876; s of Joseph Kaspar-Marie Ruzek; ed Prague HS; U of N 1891-93; New York U, MD 1899; grad work U of Prague, Czechoslovaka 1912; m Antonie Janbor Aug 21, 1917 Prague; s Joseph Francis, Oliver Francis; d Pearl (Mrs J Fendrich), Ruby, Opal; 1899 lic phys & surg N Y; 1899-1904 prac med, New York City; 1904- prac med, Prague; 1906- owner & opr first hosp in Saunders Co; 1934 mbr Neb sen; 1909-15 mbr town coun; chmn sch bd; 1932-33 pres Saunders Co Wheat Program under AAA; Saunders Co Med Soc; Neb St & AMA; Sokol, past pres; ZCBJ, pres & dist pres; MWA; WOW; hobby, painting; res Prague.
KEARNEY, JAMES: Retired; b Galesburg, Ill Sept 20, 1871; s of James Kearney-Ann Hannon; ed Clay CO; m Josephine Ryan May 7, 1906 Wahoo (dec Nov 29, 1938); s James M, Laurence R; d Kathleen, Maribeth; 1890-1900 farmer, Clay Co; 1901-02 with Updike Grain Co, Harvard; 1902-11 mgr Updike Grain Co, Wahoo; 1912-13 mgr Wahoo Lbr & Grain Co; 1914-37 mgr Farmers Union Co-op Co; 1937- ret; dir Wahoo L & B Assn; mayor 2 years; mbr vol fire dept 8 years, chief 1 year; Wahoo Gun Club; MWA; Cath Ch, bd mbr 5 years; Dem; hobby, hunting; res 408 E 10th, Wahoo.
KIRKPATRICK, CHARLES F: Physician; b Decatur, Ohio Jan 8, 1858; s of Cyrus B Kirkpatrick-Amanda Thompson; ed Decatur O HS; Columbus O Med Coll; m Lyde Schofstall Oct 19, 1883 Decatur 0; d Louise (dec 1918); 1882-86 prac med, Youngsville 0; 1886-1914 prac med, Ashland, 1914- pediatrician; past mbr bd of edn 15 years; during World War govt med examiner; Neb St Med Assn; C of C; AF&AM 110, past master; past chancellor KP; hobby, children's diseases; res 1542 Dawes, Ashland.
KLING, WILLIAM L: Dentist; b Rockford, Ill Sept 15, 1893; s of Fred Kling-Hilda Oberg; ed Wahoo HS 1910; Creighton U, DDS 1913; Delta Sigma Delta; m Marie Hornbuckle 1920 Albany Mo; s LeRoy, Donald; 1913- dentist, Wahoo & Mead; mbr sch bd; during World War mbr dental res corps; Lincoln Dist Dental Soc; Neb St Dental Assn; Woodbury Study Club; C of C; Wahoo Gun Club; Wahoo Golf Club; AF&AM 59, past master; RAM; OES; Congl Ch; hobbies, golf, hunting; res Wahoo.
KOKJER, H EMERSON: Attorney; b Clarks, Neb Nov 18, 1898; s of Hans Madsen Kokjer-Malina Alice Hartwell; ed Clarks HS 1916; U of N, LLB 1922; Sigma Phi Epsilon; Phi Alpha Delta; m Winifred Clark Dec 10, 1924 Lincoln; d Phyllis Marcia, Janet Elizabeth; 1922- ptr in law firm, Hendricks & Kokjer, Wahoo; 1938- mayor; 1924-28 & 1930-38 city atty; 1939- asst atty gen of Neb; represented League of Neb Municipalities before state legislature, & com mbr several years, pres legal section 1 year; during World War radio sgt, in France 6 mos, 49th arty CAC; disch Mar, 1919, in Hawaiian Islands 10 mos; Amer Leg, post & co comm; Saunders Co Bar Assn, pres 1938; Neb Bar Assn, com mbr; C of C; Wahoo Country Club; Uni Club, Lincoln; AF&AM 59; KP, past chancellor; Congl Ch, treas; Rep, mbr advisory com several years; hobbies, reading, travel; res 448 10th, Wahoo.
KOLTERMAN, FRED H: Merchant; b Scribner, Neb Dec 13, 1909; s of Carl F Kolterman-Christina Von Lanken; ed Blair HS 1927; Dana Coll, mbr choir which toured Denmark, Norway & Germany 1929; U of N; Theta Chi; m Charlotte Shaffer Oct 12, 1933 Hooper; s Fredrick Donald, Ronald Karl, Donald Norman, John Shaffer; 1931-32 with J L Pounds Clothing Co, Blair; 1932-33 with father in Kolterman's Variety Store, Blair; 1933- prop & mgr Kolterman's Ben Franklin Variety Store, Wahoo; Fedn of
Neb Retailers; Lions, past pres, song leader 3 years; past VP C of C, dir 2 years; Swedish Luth Ch; hobby, fishing; res Wahoo.
KRATOCHVIL, FRANK: Butcher & Grocer; b Schrofelsdorf, Moravia Oct 11, 1885; s of Frank Kratochvil- Mary Zerborsky; ed Schrofelsdorf, Moravia; acad, Vienna Austria 1901; m Mary Marsdlek May 21, 1918 Valparaiso; d Lucille (Mrs Adolph Votipka), Wilma; 1901-03 learned butcher trade in Zraim, Moravia; recd diploma as a grad butcher; 1903-13 butcher, Austria & Moravia; 1913 came to US, 1918 became Amer Citizen; 1913-15 butcher, Wahoo, 1915-17 at Omaha; 1917- opr butcher shop & groc store: Valparaiso; mbr town bd 2 years; oldest mcht continuously in one bus in Valparaiso; 1923 visited in Europe; Comml Club; IOOF; Cath Ch; hobby, hunting; res Valparaiso.
KUDRNA, JAMES L: Banker; b Wahoo, Neb June 28, 1898; s of Louis Kudrna-Mary Pospisil; ed Wahoo HS 1915; Creighton U; Gamma Eta Gamma; m Eileen Hanson Aug 8, 1929 Wahoo; s James L Jr; d Joanne E; 1919-22 bkkpr First Natl Bank of Wahoo, 1922- asst cash, 1936- dir; dir & treas Wahoo L & B Assn; city treas 8 years; mbr vol fire dept; during World War priv, army training camp; Amer Leg post 82; Saunders Co Bankers Assn, past secy; Neb Bankers Assn; pres 1st Neb, Regional Clearing House Assn; dir 2 terms C of C, treas; BPOE, Lincoln; KC, state secy; Cath Ch; Dem; hobby, coin collecting; off First National Bank; res 110 E 2nd, Wahoo.
KUDRNA, LOUIS JOSEPH: Bank Vice-President; b Syrakovice, Bohemia May 1, 1863; s of Joseph Kudrna-Frances Semrad; ed Bohemia & Germany; m Mary Pospisil Dec 26, 1891 Wilber; s Emil L, Joseph, James L, Edward J; d Louise J (Mrs Rudolph J Jelinek); to avoid mil service went as business man to Leipzig, later to refugee hotel at Bremen, 1883 came without passport to US; 1889 became US citizen; 1883-87 clk in gen mdse store, Wahoo; 1887- with First Natl Bank of Wahoo, clk, now VP & dir; org Wahoo Mutual L & B Assn; 1889 city clk; past mbr city coun; mbr vol fire dept; Western Bohemian Catholic Union, ch mbr, pres 23 years, consolidated with Catholic Workmen, pres 1930- 33; KC, ch mbr Wahoo coun; hobbies, news clippings, reading; father was tailor in Bohemia; res Wahoo.
LATHROP, MASON ERNEST: Physician & Surgeon; b Hammond, Ind June 7, 1899; s of Roy A Lathrop-Nellie Mason; ed South Omaha HS 1916; U of N, BSc 1922, MD 1924; Harvard Med Sch 1938; Phi Chi; m Sigrid Sandall June 25, 1927 Omaha; s Edward David; d Karen Marie; 1924-25 interne Uni Hosp, Omaha; 1925-30 med dir Douglas Co Hosp at Omaha, instr in med, U of N Coll of Med; 1930- prac med, Wahoo; 1930- chief of staff, Wahoo Comm Hosp; promoted bldg of Wahoo Hosp; during World War in US army 2nd inf, priv, disch 1918 inf OTS; Amer Leg post 82; Saunders Co Med Soc, pres; Neb St & AMA; Amer Assn of Railway Surgs; FACS since 1934; Uni Club, Lincoln; Omaha Athletic Club; C of C: Lions; AF&AM 59, jr warden; Meth Ch, steward; hobbies, horse breeding, advanced education; off 465 N Broadway; res 1448 N Pine, Wahoo.
LAUVETZ, JOSEPH F: Physician & Surgeon; b Prague, Bohemia Jan 24, 1885; s of Joseph Lauvetz-Aloisie Picha; ed Milligan HS 1899; Creighton U, MD 1905; N Y Post Grad Med Sch 1912; Creighton Med Soc; m Edith Prokes Aug 10, 1910 Schuyler; s Frank Robert; d Mary Jean; 1890 came with mother to US, settled near Milligan; 1905-06 interne St Josephs Hosp, Omaha; 1906- prac med, Wahoo; 1933- dir Wahoo State Bank; owner & mgr farm ints, Saunders Co; 1913-17 Saunders Co phys; 1933-37 city phys; mbr vol fire dept; during World War in med res; Saunders Co Med Soc; Neb St & AMA; C of C; Wahoo Country Club, pres 6 years; ch mbr KC; Cath Ch; hobbies, golf, farming; res 4731 Broadway, Wahoo.
LEHMKUHL, ED: Hardware, Merchant; b Wahoo, Neb June 6, 1872; s of John D Lehmkuhl-Minnie Shoppe; ed Wahoo HS 1890; m Grace Beebe Oct 17, 1894 Wahoo (dec 1924); s Charles J, Walter B; d Irma; m Ida L Hansen Dec 20, 1929 Blair; 1890-97 clk First Natl Bank of Wahoo, 1897-1900 asst cash, 1927-33 pres; 1900- hdw dlr, Wahoo; 1900- treas Saunders Co Farmers Mutual Ins Co; 1928- dir Neb Hdw Mutual Ins Co; past pres Neb Farmers Reinsurance Co 5 years; VP Neb St Farm Mutual Assn, mbr exec com 8 years; past mayor 5 years; past mbr city coun 4 years; past mbr of sch bd 3 years; past pres Neb Hdw Mchts Assn; C of C; AF&AM 59; MWA; Royal Highlanders; Presby Ch, treas 20 years, elder; Dem; hobbies, hunting, taxidermy; res Wahoo.
LINDBERG, PAUL MARTIN E: College President & Clergyman; b Omaha, Neb Mar 15, 1906; s of Peter M Lindberg-Mary C Olson; ed Augustana Acad, Rock Island Ill 1923; Augustana Coll, BA 1926; Augustana Seminary, ED 1930; Chicago Luth Bible Sch 1926-27; grad work U of Chicago & U of N; m Hortense D Larson June 21, 1930 Fremont Kas; s Peter Mark, Luther Eugene; d Dorothy Annette; 1930-35 pastor, Hordville & Central City; 1935- pres Luth Coll, Wahoo; contributor to religious & theological journals, Augustana Quarterly also Lutheran Companion; mbr commission on higher edn, Augustana Luth Synod; C of C; Luth Ch: hobbies photography, sports; res Wahoo.
LINDGREN, HERMAN E: County Clerk; b Saunders Co, Neb Aug 9, 1887; s of Nels F Lindgren-Anna R Wahlstrom; ed Luther Acad, 1907; m Dorothy Hultin June 29, 1927 Wahoo; 1907-10 farmer, Saunders Co; 1910-12 farmer, Tripp Co S D; 1912-13 bkkpr, Anderson Wallpaper & Paint Co. Sioux City Ia; 1913-20 farmer, Saunders Co; 1920-28 cash, Malmo State Bank; 1934- Saunders Co clk; mbr vol fire dept; Neb Assn of Co Commrs, Co Clks, Co Registers of Deeds & Co Highway Commrs; C of C; KP; Lions; Wahoo Country Club; Luth Ch, bd mbr 1939-41 Rep; hobby, fishing; res Wahoo.
LOHR, OSWALD JOY: Owner Hatchery & Poultry Farm; b Hartford, Wis Nov 2, 1894; s of Charles Lohr- Amelia Plantz; ed Greenville, Mich HS 1913; Amer Poultry Sch, Kansas City Mo 1922-24; U of N 1923; m Katherine Knode Jan 13, 1917 Council Bluffs Ia; s Charles Edwin; d Neva (Mrs Richard Wolkow); 1917-30 farmer, Saunders Co; 1930- owner & opr hatchery & poultry farm, site of first Neb cornhusking contest, Ashland; 1923- qualified poultry judge, Neb county fairs; 1923-30 first inspector, Neb Poultry Improvement Assn; 1930- in dairy bus; 1936- mbr sch bd; 1933 mbr special grand jury on bank investigation; 1938- pres Saunders Co Anti-Theft Assn; 1935- pres Saunders Co Poultry Assn; Internatl Baby Chick Assn; past pres Rotary; Izaak Walton; Ashland Gun Club; Meth Ch, past bd mbr, SS supt at Wahoo 4 years; hobbies, hunting, fishing; res Ashland.
LOUDON, HERBERT M: Oil Dealer; b Wahoo, Neb July 4, 1900; s of Sam Loudon-Mary Briggs; ed Cedar Bluffs HS 1918; m Mildred Staats Dec 15, 1920 Cedar Bluffs; s Don Herbert; d Lois Beth; 1920-24 impl dlr, Cedar Bluffs; 1924 salesman, Internatl Harvester Co; 1925 salesman, Continental Oil Co, Fremont; 1926- bulk oil dlr, Cedar Bluffs; 1939 mbr town bd; past mbr sch bd 6 years; mbr vol fire dept; pres, Skelly Club; Neb Indep Oil Dlrs Assn; Comm Club; BSA, com mbr; AF&AM 215; Presby Ch, elder; hobby, travel; res Cedar Bluffs.
LUBKER, JOHN FREDRICK: Farmer; b Saunders Co, Neb Aug 8, 1877; s of Claus Henry Lubker-Franke Odefy; ed Cedar Bluffs; m Alvina Daufelt Mar 16, 1902 Cedar Bluffs;. s Henry T, John F Jr, Arthur, Francis W, Vernon N; d Alvina M, Katherine May; 1894- farmer 320 A in Saunders Co, also Shorthorn cattle raiser; 1933-36 committeeman Saunders Co Wheat Program & Soil Conservation Com; 1914-pres Farmers Assessment Fire Ins Co, Saunders Co; past leader 4-H Club 2 years; 1902- treas sch dist 6; during World War active in bond drives & ARC; dir & secy Farmers Union, pres since 1922; dir Farm Bur; VP Saunders Co Agrl Soc 8 years; WOW; AF&AM 215; KP; Izaak Walton; Salem Luth Ch at Fremont, bd mbr; hobby, farming; res Cedar Bluffs.
LUDI, GUY T.: Manager Printing Co; b Republican City, Neb Apr 29, 1897; s of N J Ludi-Lillian Easton; ed Wahoo & Lincoln HS; U of N 1915-16; m Vera Henson Nov 26, 1919 Omaha; s Derrel D, Thomas L; d Mary Lee; 1919-22 asst P M Wahoo; 1922- bus mgr & treas Ludi Printing Co Inc, also mgr Wahoo Democrat; mbr vol fire dept; during World War musician 1st class, France, 127th field arty, disch Mar 1919; Amer Leg post 82; dir NPA 1939-40; pres C of C 1936; Lions; Wahoo Golf Club; Izaak Walton: pres Wahoo Athletic Assn; KP; AF &AM 59; RAM, high priest 43; OES; Meth Ch, steward 2 years; hobbies, fishing, golf, bridge; res Wahoo.
LUDI, HARRY J: Publisher; b Republican City, Neb Mar 26, 1893; s of Nelson J Ludi-Lillian Mary Easton; ed Wahoo HS 1911; U of N; U of Mo, BJ 1920; Delta Sigma Chi; m Kathryn Mengel June 27, 1922 Wahoo; s Warren Adrian; 1911-20 emp
alternate years on Wahoo Democrat; 1920- with Wahoo Democrat; 1929 publisher Tekamah Herald; 1929-32 publisher Lexington Clipper; mbr vol fire dept; during World War regiment sgt maj, 127th field arty, France, disch Jan 1919; past comm, Amer Leg 82; NPA; C of C; KP, chancellor comm; AF&AM 58; OES 57, past patron; Meth Ch, past bd mbr, choir mbr; res Wahoo.
LUDI, NELSON JAMES: Publisher; b Rock Island, Ill Feb 26, 1855; s of James Ludi-Elizabeth Bolles; ed Davenport Ia HS; Griswold Coll, Davenport Ia; m Lillian M Easton June 26, 1879 Orion Ill; s Raymond N, Ernest J, Harry James, Guy Thomas; d Myrtle E (Mrs George H Woolman), Bessie M (Mrs Charles Macy), Belle L (Mrs Charles Corey), Nellie V (Mrs George H Simpson); 1873-76 learned printing trade with Burlington Ia, Gazette; 1876-85 published Orion Times, Orion Ill; 1885-1902 publisher & editor Harlan Co Democrat, Republican City; 1887 adm to Neb bar; 1887-94 prac law, Republican City; 1912-21 P M, Wahoo; 1902- publisher & editor Wahoo Democrat; past mayor, Republican City; past mbr city coun & sch bd, Republican City; past J P, & Harlan Co commr Republican City; state sen 17th dist, 1935; 1930 traveled in Europe; Neb St Bar Assn; past pres C of C; Lions; past pres NPA; AF&AM, past master; Sesostris Shrine; Dem, several times chmn Saunders Co Central Com; hobby, baseball; res Wahoo.
LUTTON, CLAUDE DENTON: District Manager Power Co; b Knoxville, Neb May 22, 1882; s of Samuel Scott Lutton-Fannie Winnanger; ed Valley HS 1901; U of N, extn 1905; m Jessie B Harrington Jan 4, 1911 Waterloo; s Harold James, Claude Dee; d Katherine Isabelle; 1906-12 with Allis-Chalmers Mfg Co, Milwaukee Wis; 1912-18 supt city water & light co, Harlan Ia; 1918-25 farmer near Waterloo; 1925-28 with Platte Valley Power Co, Valley; 1929- mgr Ashland dist Neb Power Co; past mbr Waterloo town bd 2 years; past mbr Valley sch bd 3 years; Neb Electric Assn; Rotary; C of C; Ashland Golf Assn; AF&AM 102; hobbies, shop work, radio, golf; res Ashland.
McCAW, FRED WARREN: Physician & Surgeon; b Winfield, Ia Mar 23, 1882; s of Dr William H McCaw-Margaret M Serviss; ed Hooper HS 1898; Creighton U, MD 1907; grad work in Chicago 1909; U of N; m Myra Russell Patterson Sept 29, 1910 Winfield Ia; s Warren W, Kenneth R, Donald Hugh (dec Oct 27, 1927); 1907-08 interne, St Josephs Hosp, Omaha; 1908-12 prac med, Mount Union Ia; 1912- prac med, Colon; staff mbr Wahoo Comm Hosp; staff mbr Good Samaritan Hosp, Fremont; dir & VP State Bank of Colon; past mbr town bd 20 years, Colon; 1928- pres sch bd; past mayor 8 years; mbr vol, fire dept; traveled in US, Canada, Alaska; during World War mbr med advisory bd; Saunders Co Med Soc; Neb St Med Assn, past com mbr; AMA; Maccabees; MWA; AF&AM 59; Presby Ch, elder, commr of Omaha presbytery, at Columbus O gen assembly, 1936; hobbies, golf, travel; res Colon.
McCAW, SIDNEY EARL: Pharmacist & Confectioner; b Crawfordsville, Ia Mar 31, 1880; s of William Henry McCaw-Margaret Serviss; ed Hooper HS; Fremont Normal; Highland Park Coll of Pharm, Des Moines Ia, PhG 1904; m Esther M Olson Sept 30, 1908 Lexington; d Margaret Anna; 1904-06 in drug bus at Ames Ia, 1906-08 Oxford, 1908 Overton, 1908-15 Omaha, 1915- in drug bus, Colon; 1937 mayor, Colon; 1935- mbr town bd; mbr vol fire dept; traveled on West coast 1921; Neb Pharm Assn; Presby Ch; Rep, chmn of pct com, mbr Saunders Co Central Com; hobbies, football, raising chickens, flowers; wife mbr of sch bd, & village treas; res Colon.
McCREERY, R FRED: Dentist; b Rushville, Ill Apr 22, 1877: s of Robert McCreery-Anna Worthington; ed Kansas City Mo HS 1894; Western Dental Coll, Kansas City Mo, DDS 1898; Chicago U 1901; Delta Sigma Delta; m Jessie L Perry Apr 25, 1900 Wahoo; s Robert; 1898 dentist at Omaha, 1898- dentist, Wahoo; 1933- dentist, Valparaiso; mbr city coun 10 years; mbr vol fire dept; during World War with Saunders Co med bd; Lincoln Dist Dental Soc; Neb St & ADA; C of C; Lions, past pres; KP, past chancellor; AF&AM 59, past master, past treas 25 years; Sesostris Shrine; Presby Ch, trustee 6 years; res Wahoo.
McREYNOLDS, GUY EUGENE: Farmer; b Princeton, Ill Mar 5, 1904; s of Elzy Basil McReynolds-Mattie Townsend; ed Fairfield HS 1921; U of N, BSc 1931; 1927 mbr jr stock judging team: 1928 mbr sr stock & swine judging teams; 1929 mbr dairy, dairy products & meat judging teams; 1930 world champion lamb judge; Farm House; Block & Bridle; m Veda A Seybolt Feb 18, 1933 Lincoln; s James Edwin, David Wayne; 1921-26 farmer, Clay Co; 1930-31 tchr of stock judging, U of N Coll of Agr; 1931-33 farm mgr, livestock raiser & exhibitor purebred Hampshire hogs & Brown Swiss cattle, Kewanee Ill; 1931-32 exhibited world grand champion Hampshire boar at state fairs & Natl Swine Show, Springfield Ill; 1933- farmer & Hampshire hog & Guernsey cattle raiser, 1936- marketer purebred hogs, sold highest jr boar in country 1938; 1933- hog judge in Neb, Ia, Ill, Ore & Tex St Fairs, Natl Swine Show & Neb County Fairs; 1921-26 exhibited purebred Chester White hogs at state & county fairs; 1921-23 active in 4-H club work, leader 1923-26; dir & VP Neb Hampshire Breeders Assn; dir Neb Livestock Breeders & Feeders Assn; Chris Ch; hobby, purebred Hampshires; res RFD 2, Ashland.
MANNERS, JOHN R: Retired; b Wahoo, Neb July 23, 1876; s of Joseph Manners-Mary J Hazlett; ed Wahoo HS: m Edna Bell Aug 1, 1906 Cedar Bluffs; s Howard B, J Richard, Gordon (dec 1918), Roger E; 1895-96 with Neb Clothing Store, Minden; 1897-1912 emp by tele co, Wahoo; 1912-35 mgr Lincoln Tele & Teleg Co, Wahoo & Saunders Co except Ashland & Valparaiso; 1935- ret; past mbr sch bd 6 years; 1903 chief vol fire dept; mbr brass band 25 years; Tele Pioneers of Amer, del to natl conv, Minneapolis Minn 1929; BSA, past mbr exec coun 5 years; pres Neb Vol Firemens Assn 1935; Internatl Fire Chiefs Assn; C of C, dir; Lions; Congl Ch, deacon since 1907; hobby, fire fighting; res Wahoo.
MANTEL, CHARLES B: Hardware Dealer; b Saunders Co, Neb Aug 31, 1885; s of John B Mantel-Babette Falk; ed Malmo HS 1899; 1899-1914, farmer, Saunders Co; 1914- hdw & impl dlr, Malmo; 1916- in garage bus, Malmo; 1915 sold first Chevrolet in Saunders Co; 1938- bulk gas & oil dlr; owner quarter int in 320 A farm; mbr town bd 20 years, chmn 1 term; hon mbr vol fire dept; Neb Retail Hdw Assn; Wahoo Gun Club; hobbies, hunting, fishing, collecting butterflies & insects, playing violin; res Malmo.
MARCY, KENNETH I: Furniture Dealer & Mortician; b Ashland, Neb May 29, 1895; s of Frank Marcy-Jennie Putney; ed Ashland HS 1913 U of N 1915-17; Worsham Sch of Embalming, Chicago 1928; Sigma Phi Epsilon; m Florence Harford Sept 12, 1921 Ashland; s Harry Kenneth; d Clara Louse, Helene, Janice Ann, Marilyn; 1917-23 farmer in Saunders Co; 1923- furn dlr & mortician, Ashland; past mbr sch bd 3 years; mbr vol fire dept; Neb & Natl Funeral Dirs Assns; C of C; Rotary; Ashland Golf Assn; Ashland Gun Club; Izaak Walton; AF&AM 110; Scot Rite; Sesostris Shrine; off 1501 Silver; res 20th & Boyd, Ashland.
MEAD, WILBUR LINCOLN: Lumber Dealer; b Exeter, Neb June 16, 1907; s of Morton L Mead-Theodosia Brome; ed Ashland HS; U of N 1929; Phi Kappa Psi; Phi Beta Kappa; 1929-32 emp by Standard Oil Co in China; 1935- in lbr bus, 1936- mgr lbr co; C of C; Rotary; AF&AM 110; res Ashland.
MENGEL, LLOYD D: County Sheriff; b Saunders Co, Neb June 15, 1888; s of Ellis V Mengel-Amanda C Dodds; ed Valparaiso HS 1902; m Hazel M Hoover Oct 4, 1915 Omaha; 1902-10 P M, Valparaiso; 1909-10 barber; 1919-21 harness dlr; 1919-21 town marshal; 1921-27 Saunders Co dep sheriff; 1927- Saunders Co sheriff; owner & opr comm hall, Valparaiso; owner barber bus; owner & mgr 80 A farm, Saunders Co; past city clk; 1919-20 pct assessor, Oak Creek; 1920 pct census taker, Oak Creek; mbr vol fire dept; org & mbr Eastern Dist Sheriffs Assn; Neb Sheriffs & Peace Ofcrs Assn, pres; C of C; Lions; KP; AF&AM 151, past master; IOOF, vice-grand; Meth Ch, past bd mbr; Rep; hobbies, coin collecting, crazy art; res Wahoo.
MILLER, DAVID KINLOCH: Clergyman; b Eyemouth, Scotland Apr 21, 1871; s of David Kinloch Miller-Sarah Sloene; ed George Watson Coll, Edinburgh Scotland 1887; U of Edinburgh, MA 1891; Presby Seminary, Edinburgh 1895; Philosophical Soc; m Mary Charlotte Nelson Sept 5, 1895 Bennet; s Lynn D, Ralston (dec); d Quendrid; Helen (Mrs Robert C Miller), Mildred, Jean; 1893-94 pastor in Pittsburgh Penn, later Bennet & Palmyra; 1895-97 pastor at Bennet & Palmyra, 1897-1902 Palmyra, 1902-04 Algona Ia, 1904-05 Elm Creek & Overton, 1905-11 Litchfield Ill; 1911- pastor Presby Ch, Cedar Bluffs; 1938- pastor, Colon; 1911 in Scotland
6 mos; 1925, 1929 & 1936 visited in Europe; during World War worked on money drive; both sons enl in US army; 1919 became US citizen; Presby Ch, del twice to gen assembly; past moderator Omaha presbytery; KP; AF&AM 215, past master; hobby, movie photography; res Cedar Bluffs.
MILLER, WILLIAM NICHOLAS: Grain Dealer; b Yutan, Neb Jan 14, 1887; s of Nicholas Miller-Maria Hansen; ed Yutan; Omaha Bus Coll; m Clara Stamp Mar 4, 1915 Yutan; d Dorothy; 1904-25 farmer, Saunders Co; 1925-29 mgr Farmers Union Elevator, Yutan; 1929- indep grain, coal & impl dlr, Yutan; 1929- cream buyer, Farmers Union Creamery, Fremont; 1926- mbr town bd; past mayor 10 years; past mbr vol fire dept 14 years, past asst chief 3 years; VP Farmers Union Oil Assn; dir Fremont Farmers Union Creamery; 1935- VP Farmers Union, Saunders Co; Neb Grain & Coal Dlrs Assns; Midwest Farm Impl Dlrs Assn; past pres Saunders Co Firemans Assn, 2 terms; Neb St Vol Firemens Assn; 1928 org Comm Club, past pres 5 years; ARC, chmn; Luth Ch, past secy 8 years, bd mbr; Dem, pct committeeman, helped org Neb Progressive Party 1921; hobby, politics; res Yutan.
MLEJNEK, VICTOR P: Clergyman; b Ratiskovice, Moravia Dec 6, 1880; s of Frank Mlejnek-Agnes Czaichovski; ed Ratiskovice, Moravia HS; State Acad, Stroznice, Moravia, BA & MA 1905; Cath Seminary, Brno Moravia 1905-08; Sulpician Seminary, Baltimore, MD 1909; 1919 became US citizen; 1910 ordained by Cardinal Gibbons, Baltimore Md; 1932 was made Monsignor also Papal Chamberlain; 1935 made Papal Prelate; 1910-15 pastor, Plasi, 1915-16 Deweese, 1916-19 Touhy, 1919-32 Able, 1932- pastor, Weston; active in news writing, mostly for Bohemian papers, also fiction writer; Cath Ch; hobbies, books, gardening, geology, archeology; res Weston.
MOSGROVE, HARRY LYLE: Credit Manager; b Columbus, Neb Nov 12, 1890; s of Robert H Mosgrove- Mary E Smith; ed Valparaiso HS 1906; m Maude E Templeton Dec 25, 1909 Wahoo; s Dr Richard L; d Dorothy J (dec); 1906-10 bkkpr & cash Oak Creek Valley Bank, Valparaiso; 1910-15 cash Farmers & Mchts Bank, Garrison; 1915-30 cash Oak Creek Valley Bank, Valparaiso; 1930-33 ins agt, Valparaiso; 1933- credit mgr Henkle & Joyce Hdw Co, Lincoln; past mbr bd of edn 6 years, Valparaiso; past master AF&AM 151; past Patron OES; Rep; hobby, sports; parents came from Ill to Neb in late 1870's, settled at Valparaiso, father oprd gen store several years; off Henkle & Joyce, Lincoln; res Valparaiso.
MOSTROM, CARL FREDRICK: Bank Cashier; b Saunders Co, Neb Nov 6, 1902; s of Fred Mostrom-Ida Martinson; ed Ceresco HS 1921; Lincoln Sch of Bus, 1921-22; m Lorene Fladman Sept 1, 1926 Mead; s Jon Mantis; 1922-27 bkkpr, Farmers & Mchts Bank of Ceresco, 1927-25 asst cash, 1935- cash & dir; mbr vol fire dept; 1925- notary pub; Saunders Co & Neb Bankers Assns; Farm Bur; Comml Club; Izaak Walton; Covenant Ch, dir of choir, bd mbr, mbr & ofcr Grieg male chorus, Lincoln; hobbies, music, athletics; grandfather pioneer minister, Saunders Co; father one of ch stockholders Ceresco Bank & instrumental in orgn 1911; res Ceresco.
NEMEC, MATHEW W: Clergyman; b Omaha, Neb Feb 12, 1876; s of Frank Nemec-Mary Budin; ed St Benedict's Coll, Atchison Kas 1893; St Marys Seminary, Cincinnati O 1896; St Paul Minn Seminary 1899; ordained Omaha Feb 4, 1899 by Right Rev Bishop Richard Scannell, DD; 1936 was made Dean, 1937 Domestic Prelate; 1899 pastor at Petersburg, 1899-1905 at Geranium & Boleszyn, Valley Co, instrumental in bldg Boleszyn church; 1905-06 asst to Father John Broz, Dodge; 1907-09 pastor, Mission Loucky, Fairfield; worked with Cath Bohemians in Adams, Nuckolls & Webster Cos; 1909-16 pastor, Able; 1916- pastor & supvr 10-grade sch, Wahoo; May 10, 1936 made rural dean; instrumental in bldg church at Loucky 1907 & St Wenceslaus Cathedral, Wahoo; past ofcr Natl Alliance of Bohemian Catholics, representative to Bohemia & Rome, granted papal audience July 14, 1929; KD, past state chaplain; KC, chaplain Wahoo coun since 1907; Natl Coun of Bohemians, ofcr 1936-38; NSTA; hobbies, drawing, art, painting, photography, radio, electricity; res Wahoo.
NICKERSON, ELBERT JEROME: Clergyman; b Ewing, Neb Aug 12, 1884; s of John E Nickerson-Amanda Jane Flanagan; ed Malvern Ia HS 1903; Coe Coll, Cedar Rapids Ia, BA 1908; Omaha Theological Seminary 1913; grad work U of N & Luther Coll; Princeton Theological Seminary BST 1916; Olio Literary Soc; Calvin Club; m Adelaine Erickson July 27, 1937 Wahoo; 1908-11 tchr & coach, Earlham. Ia; 1913-15 pastor Presby Ch, St Joseph Mo; 1915-17 pastor First Presby Ch, Norfolk; 1919- pastor First Presby Ch, Wahoo; commd to gen assembly of Presby Ch at Grand Rapids Mich & Denver Colo, past moderator Omaha presbytery 1 year; past vice moderator of Neb synod 1 year; has traveled extensively in N Amer; during World War in YMCA work, in France near Verdun 1 year; Lions, past pres; hobby, athletics; has made comprehensive study of life of Henry Ward Beecher & plans to write biography; res Wahoo.
NOLAND, HORACE VAUGHN: Attorney; b Lincoln, Neb July 5, 1906; s of Vaughn Noland-Helen Church; ed Lincoln HS; U of N, LLB 1929; Scabbard & Blade, secy & treas; Vikings, VP; Phi Kappa Psi; Pershing Rifles, natl comm; 1929 adm to Neb bar & fed court; 1929-31 mbr law firm Peterson & Devoe, Lincoln; 1931- prac law, Ashland: 1932- city atty; 1934- roll call chmn, Ashland ARC; 1938 adm to US circuit court of tax appeals; Neb St Bar Assn; C of C, past pres; Rotary, ch mbr & past dir; AF&AM 110, sr deacon; Episc Ch: Rep; hobbies, fishing, hunting & coin collecting; off Shedd Bldg; res Ashland.
NORENBERG, FRED WILLIAM: Farmer; b Saunders Co, Neb July 6, 1894; s of William Norenberg- Augusta Treptow; ed Madison HS 1914; U of N; m Norma A Fausch Aug 30, 1922 Guide Rock; s William, Robert; d Beulah; 1920-21 in livestock bus, raised purebred Poland China hogs & Holstein cattle, Saunders Co; 1921- opr 135 A farm, Saunders Co; 1922- in purebred Holstein cattle bus; 1935- impl dlr, Saunders Co; cattle have won many first prizes at Saunders Co Fair; FSA mbr, debt adjustment com; field supvr farm program coms; during World War priv 1st class, 190th engrs, 34th div, in France 10 mos, disch July 3, 1919; Amer Leg post 82, past comm, mbr exec com, past del to natl convs; Saunders Co Farm Bur, pres; Farmers Union, Ithaca; Saunders Coc Holstein Friesian Bull Assn, oldest assn of its kind in US; AF&AM 59; Evang Ch, trustee; hobby, chickens, hybrids; res RFD 1, Wahoo.
NOVAK, RUDOLPH EMIL: Bank Cashier; b Saunders Co, Neb Feb 4, 1882; s of John V Novak-Josephine Kovanda; ed Weston HS; LBC 1901; m Minnie C Blunk June 23, 1909 Weston; s Bernard F; d Alice Mariene; 1901-15 with Chicago Lbr Co, Weston; 1915-30 with Weston Bank; 1930- cash Oak Creek Valley Bank, Valparaiso; past mbr Weston town bd 6 years, past chmn; past mbr Weston sch bd 12 years; 1938- mbr town bd, Valparaiso; 1935- mbr sch bd; during World War chief registrar, Weston; Saunders Co Bankers Assn, past pres; Neb & Amer Bankers Assns; Comml Club, Valparaiso, past, pres; ZCBJ; MWA; Luth Ch; Dem; hobby, symphony music; res Valparaiso.
NOYES, WILLIAM WALLACE: Physician & Surgeon; b Blair, Neb Nov 19, 1882; s of William Webster Noyes-Joan Conter; ed Lincoln HS 1902; Cotner U, MD 1908; mbr football team; Tau Alpha Epsilon; Quiz Soc; m Hattie May Lippincott Oct 20, 1909 Red Cloud; s William Wallace; d Hazel E, Cecile May, Julia M, Vera; 1907-08 interne Esther Hosp, Lincoln; 1908-23 prac med, Inman; 1923- prac med, Ceresco; mbr twp bd 5 years, Inman; past pres sch bd 5 years, Inman; past treas village bd, Inman 6 years; past mbr Inman baseball team; past mayor of Ceresco 3 years; past mbr village bd 10 years; past treas sch bd 3 years; sponsor boys baseball team 5 years; during World War mbr draft bd; Saunders Co Med, Soc; Neb St & AMA; Comml Club; WOW; IOOF, noble grand, dep grand master; AF&AM 229; Meth Ch, trustee, SS supt 5 years at Inman, SS tchr 15 years; hobby, sports; father engr on first C&NW RR passenger train into Lincoln; res Ceresco.
O'KANE, ALBERTA: Farm Manager & Homemaker; b Wahoo, Neb May 24, 1889; d of John O'Kane-Icelona Donley; ed Valentine HS 1905; Bellevue Coll, BA 1909; grad work U of N; 1909-10 tchr, Talmage; 1910- mgr 275 A farm near Ithaca; contributor to Ashland Gazette & Wahoo Democrat; past mbr sch bd 2 years, Ithaca; helped org NFWC, Ithaca, past pres 10 years, past Saunders Co pres, past secy & treas 4th dist, chmn conservation com; Womans Club, representative Ithaca Comm House Assn, secy & treas; 1934 won $100 from Womans Home Companion in contest, Why We Need a Comm
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