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


in Nebraska


Part 1 (ANDERSON - EYER ) - Part 2 (EYER (cont.) - JOHNSON )


Who's Who

House; ARC, local chmn; Meth Ch, past ofcr; Dem, pct committeewoman, vice-chmn & secy Saunders Co Central Com, Ithaca; hobbies, flower gardening, handiwork; parents homesteaded in Saunders Co in early 1870's; res Ithaca.

   OLSEN, OTTO FREDERICK: Publisher & Editor; b Fremont, Neb May 3, 1894; s of Zacharias Olsen- Maryanna Christiansen; ed Kennard HS 1907; m Minnie R Rohwer Oct 21, 1914 Blair; d Lucile (Mrs Stanley Caha), Vera (Mrs Harold Anderson); 1907-08 with Kennard Enterprise at Kennard, 1916-24 editor & publisher, 1908-15 emp in Danish Luth Publishing House, Blair; 1915-16 with Superior Daily Express; 1924- publisher & editor, Ceresco News; mbr vol fire dept; past mbr Kennard band 3 years, clarinetist; 1908-15 mbr Blair band; 1924- mbr Ceresco band, also plays violin; NPA: Comml Club; Meth Ch, choir leader since 1924; hobbies, mechanics, cabinet & woodworking; res Ceresco.

   OSTENBERG, HENRY: Retired; b Blue Mounds, Wis May 4, 1861; s of Charles Ostenberg-Caroline Jule; ed Fremont; m Emma Leipham Sept 6, 1885 Atkinson (dec); d Leila (Mrs Ray M Crossman, dec), Isabelle Caroline (Mrs S M Hult); m Adaline H Miles Apr 3, 1917 Wahoo; 1877-1902 ptr of father in C Ostenberg & Son, gen mdse, Mead; 1902-1939 opr H Ostenberg; 1939- ret; past mbr sch bd 12 years; 1894 owned White Steamer, first car in Saunders Co; donor city lib bldg; past mbr Bicycle Club, Saunders Co; Fedn of Neb Retailers; AF&AM 57, Wahoo; OES; hobby, automobile; res Mead.

   PABIAN, JOSEPH R: Garage Owner; b Omaha, Neb July 26, 1882; s of John Pabian-Barbara Bartos; ed Prague; m Rose Semelsky June 22, 1914 Omaha; 1897-1918 machinist in father's shop, Prague; 1918- opr garage, 1918-31 dlr in Internatl Harvester Co impls: 1903 constructed gas engine; past mbr dist sch bd; 1920- mbr town bd; mayor; Comm Club; MWA, past treas; Dem; hobbies, hunting, collecting pipes; res Prague.

   PALLAT, JOSEPH LEO: Attorney: b Weston, Neb Mar 18, 1897; s of Leo Pallat-Tekla Stava; ed Wahoo HS 1913; U of Omaha; U of N; U of Wyo; Creighton U, LLB 1926; studied art under Augustus Dunbier; m Beatrice Cihak Nov 26, 1925 Omaha; s Joseph Edward; 1913-17 in bldg trade & grain bus, Wahoo; 1926-29 & 1932- prac law, Wahoo; 1929-32 in US customs service on Canadian border; 1932 adm to Minn bar; past city atty 2 years, Wahoo; 1930- notary pub; past municipal judge 1 year; past US conciliation commr 4 years; Saunders Co civilian aide CMTC; during World War in USN, carpenters mate 2nd class, served on high seas & in France, also stationed at Bremerton Wash, New York City & Philadelphia Penn, sailed on USS Calemeres & USS Powhattan, also USS Nansemond; Amer Leg post 82, past comm, past co comm; VFW, dist service ofcr; pres Saunders Co Bar Assn; Neb St Bar Assn; C of C; Lincoln Artists Guild; Omaha Artists Guild; Spanish Club of Omaha; KC, past state advocate; Cath Ch; Dem, mbr Saunders Co Central Com 4 years, past mbr Douglas Co election bd 3 years; hobbies, language study & oil painting, had paintings exhibited at Morrill Hall & Joslyn Memorial; res 431 West 5th, Wahoo.

   PALMER, PERRY E: Farmer; b Saunders Co, Neb Dec 30, 1883; s of Ell Palmer-Emma Wallace; ed Saunders Co; m Fannie May Clapban Feb 28, 1906 Cedar Bluffs; 1898-1906 farmed with father, Saunders Co; 1906- opr 230 A farm, hog raiser & cattle feeder, Saunders Co; farm on site formerly staked for Neb Capitol, markers still remain; 1932- dir Farmers Union Elevator; past mbr dist sch bd 4 years, treas; KP; AOUW; Presby Ch, bd mbr 5 years; hobby, hunting; res Cedar Bluffs.

   PANZER, CARL H: Merchant; b Hastings, Neb Jan 24, 1894; s of John F Panzer-Ida D Kohlbry; ed Hastings HS 1910; Hastings Bus Coll 1911-12; Washington D C Sch of Accounting & Law 1914-17; m Helen Vermillion Mar 23, 1921 Grand Island; d Ruth Eileen; 1910-13 clk in off of Adams Co judge; 1914-16 bkkpr & steno in US war dept, Washington D C; 1916-17 head bkkpr US C of C, Washington D C; 1919-20 life ins agt, Great Falls Mont; 1920-21 life ins agt, Hastings; 1922- opr variety store, Ashland: 1938- mbr sch bd; 1920-21 1st lt NNG Co G, Hastings; during World War 1917-18 enl in US army, AS Dec 1917, commd 2nd lt, pilot, disch Dec 1918; Amer Leg post 129, comm post 11 Hastings; past pres, past secy C of C; past pres Rotary; Ashland Golf Club; Chris Ch, trustee; hobbies, bridge, golf, sports; res Ashland.

   PEARSON, OLOF: Retired; b Ucerod, Sweden Feb 23, 1867; s of Per Nelson-Anna Nelson: ed HS in Sweden; Luther Coll; m Betsey Bengtson May 13, 1893 Swedeburg; s Hilding; d Olive (Mrs Oscar Strand), Vendla (Mrs C Bertrand Swanson), Euphemia (Mrs Harry Harding, dec 1927), Laura (Mrs Victor Soder), Rosalind; 1884 came to US, settled near Swedeburg, 1913 became US citizen; 1884- 1924 farmer, Saunders Co; 1924- ret; owner & mgr farm ints in Saunders Co & Ore; past mbr Saunders Co sch bds; 1925- trustee Luther Coll; org & pres Union State Bank, Ceresco; dir Farmers Union Co-op, Ceresco; secy Scandia Mutual Ins Co, Saunders Co, bd mbr 40 years; Luth Ch, past bd mbr 16 years, SS supt 4 years, del to various confs; hobby, reading; res Wahoo.

   PERSON, OWEN H: Veterinarian; b West Point, Neb Nov 28, 1888; s of Stephen Person-Catherine Ehrat; ed West Point HS 1906; Kansas City Mo Veterinary Coll, DVM 1913; m Ruth Williams Sept 17, 1918 Lincoln; 1906-10 farmer, Cuming Co; 1913- veterinarian, Wahoo; owner land ints, Saunders Co; 1928-38 mayor; mbr vol fire dept; pres League of Neb Municipalities; past pres Saunders Co Fair bd 1 year, past dir 2 years; Neb St & Amer Veterinary Med Assns; Lions, past pres; C of C, past pres; Wahoo Country Club; KP, past chancellor; AF&AM 59; KT; Sesostris Shrine; Meth Ch; hobby, hunting; res 359 N Linden, Wahoo.

   PETERMICHEL, JULIUS: Insurance Agent; b Allegheny, Penn Jan 19, 1874; s of Joseph J Petermichel- Barbara Kirchman; ed parochial sch, Allegheny Penn 1886; parochial sch, Chicago; bus coll, Chicago 1888; m Pearl Mosgrove Feb 26, 1902 Valparaiso; 1887 cash boy for Marshall Field, Chicago, 1888 oprd passenger elevator; 1889-1899 with Saunders Co Natl Bank, Wahoo: 1899-1930 cash & VP Oak Creek Valley Bank, Valparaiso; 1927-30 pres Farmers & Mchts Bank, Weston; 1927-30 pres State Bank of Touhy; 1930- real est & ins agt, Valparaiso; past mbr town & sch bds 5 years; 1895- notary pub; during World War chmn Liberty Bond com; MWA, secy; OES 235, treas; KP; AF&AM 151. secy; Scot Rite; Sesostris Shrine; hobby, watches; res Valparaiso.

   PETERS, HUBERT H: Bank President; b Howard Co, Neb Feb 12, 1894; s of John N Peters-Laura Hullhorst; ed Fremont HS 1913; Drake U; m Neva Barden July 16, 1929 Spencer; s David, Douglas; d Virginia, Constance; 1914-23 asst cash, Bank of Yutan; 1923-27 cash, 1927-31 VP, 1931- pres; 1916- mbr town bd, city treas; 1914- ins agt, Yutan; 1919 notary pub; mbr vol fire dept; durIng World War sgt 1st class, QMC, 1 year in France, mbr purchasing dept under Gen Dawes, disch 1919; Amer Leg post 82; Saunders Co Bankers Assn; Neb Bankers Assn, secy group 2, secy 1st Regional Clearing House Assn; Comm Club; past pres; MWA; Reformed Evang Ch; grandfather, John Peters came to Saunders Co 1873, estab Bank of Yutan 1889; father mcht & also oprd Bank of Yutan 20 years; res Yutan.

   PETERSON, ARTHUR HERMAN: Clergyman; b Timele, Sweden July 12, 1891; s of Olaf Peterson-Amanda Ryberg; ed Augustana Acad, Rock Island Ill; Augustana Coll, BA 1921, BD 1923; Franocosmian Literary Soc; m Gladys Malmrose Sept 2, 1924 Rock Island Ill (dec June 15, 1935); s Wendell Malmrose, Paul Jerome; d Allys Eileen, Charlotte Oxelyn; 1909 came to US, 1918 became citizen; 1923-24 pastor Zion Luth Ch, Hamill S D; 1924- pastor, Immanuel Luth Ch, Ceresco; during World War drafted 1918, priv 27th Inf in Siberia, with AEF 14 mos, disch Nov 11, 1919; Amer Leg post 244, chaplain & past comm; Luth Ch; hobby, gardening; res Ceresco.

   PETERSON, JOHN BURCH: Truck Farmer; b Omaha, Neb Aug 12, 1899; s of Peter A Peterson-Maggie Clifton; ed Ashland HS 1920: m Inez Isaac Mar 16, 1935 Wahoo; 1920- truck farmer, Saunders Co; 1935-36 mbr Neb house of representatives; 1937-38 sen from l7th dist in Neb unicameral legislature; C of C; AF&AM 110; Sesostris Shrine; Scot Rite; IOOF; Congl Ch; Rep; hobbies, tree growing, sports; res Ashland.

   PHELPS, MARION ALBERTUS: Lumber Dealer; b Wahoo, Neb June 10, 1871; s of Douglas R Phelps-Clara Harrington; ed Wahoo HS 1889; LBC 1890; m Myrtle L Nichols Sept 21, 1898 Wahoo; s Leland Albertus; d Genevieve Leona; 1889- lbr dlr, Wahoo; past mbr city coun; past city treas; past chief vol fire dept; past, mbr Lions; past pres & past bd mbr C of C; AF&AM 59; RAM; Scot Rite, 32o; Congl Ch; Rep; hobby,


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hunting; off 410 E 5th; res 926 Linden, Wahoo.

   PICKETT, JAMES: Hardware Merchant, Editor & Publisher; b Ashland, Neb Sept 24, 1882; s of Thomas J Pickett-Kate Caroline Snyder; ed Wahoo HS 1900; m Bessey Livesay May 2, 1905 Lincoln; d Beatrice Irene (Mrs Wade Abbott); m Mardel Hansen July 1, 1932 Cedar Bluffs; 1900-05 with father & brother published Wahoo Wasp; 1905-06 publisher & editor Stanton Picket; 1906-07 in newspaper work, Oklahoma City; 1907 learned linotyping, Creston Ia; 1907 in newspaper work, Lincoln; 1907-09 publisher & editor Cairo Record; 1911-12 publisher Sarpy Co Republican, Papillion; 1912-13 foreman Holdrege Citizen, Holdrege; 1913 published Deer Creek Anchor, Okla; 1914 publisher Emmons Minn Leader; 1914- publisher & editor Cedar Bluffs Standard: 1936- hdw dlr, Cedar Bluffs; 1934- mbr town bd & pres sch bd; mbr vol fire dept; during World War supvr war drives, HG; NPA; Izaak Walton; Ak-Sar-Ben ambassador; AF&AM 215, past master; MWA, coun mbr; Presby Ch; hobby, fishing: res Cedar Bluffs.

   PICKETT, WILLIAM THOMAS: Publisher & Editor; b Fulton, Ill Dec 5 1878; s of Thomas Johnson Pickett Jr-Kate Caroline Snyder; ed Wahoo HS 1896; Boyles Bus Coll, Omaha 1898; m Daisy E Mielenz April 24, 1906 Wahoo; d Katherine (Mrs John C Mertz); 1898-1900 with R G Dunn Credit Co, Omaha; 1900-23 with father in newspaper bus, Wahoo Wasp; 1923- publisher & editor Wahoo Wasp; owner & mgr 359 A, Saunders Co; dir Wahoo State Bank; dir Wahoo Mutual L & B Assn; past mbr city coun 1 year; past city clk 2 years; past mbr sch bd 4 years; mbr vol fire dept; NPA; Natl Editorial Assn; C of C, past secy; Lions; Izaak Walton; past secy Wahoo Park Athletic Assn 15 years; ARC; KP; AF&AM 59; RAM; Scot Rite; Sesostris Shrine; Presby Ch, elder since 1930, past trustee; Rep, past secy Saunders Co Central Com 12 years; hobby, farming; res Wahoo.

   PLACEK, EMIL EDWIN: Bank President; b Fillmore Co, Neb Dec 14, 1877; s of John Placek-Katerina Kottas; ed Milligan HS 1894; Western Normal, Lincoln; U of N, LLB 1897; m Elizabeth Lindercamp May 18, 1904 Wahoo; s Wayne E; d Corinne, Enid; 1899-1900 clk Fillmore Co court; 1900-01 with US census bur, Washington D C; 1901-03 mbr law firm Tarpenning & Placek, Wahoo; 1903-05, & 1909-17 priv law prac, Wahoo; 1905-09 Saunders Co judge; 1906- pres Bank of Prague; 1909-org & pres Neb Culvert & Mfg Co, Wahoo; 1924- dir First Natl Bank, 1932- pres; 1933- pres Economy Housing Co, Wahoo; owner & mgr ext farm ints in Neb, S D & Colo; 1910-13 sen in state legislature; 1918-20 mayor; during Sp-Amer War priv in Co G, 1st Neb US vol, in Philippines 1 year, disch Sept 23, 1899; VFW; USWV; Saunders Co Bankers Assn; 1934 pres Neb Bankers Assn; mbr exec coun Amer Bankers Assn; Wahoo Country Club; Uni Club, Lincoln; KP, past chancellor; AF&AM 59; Scot Rite; Sesostris Shrine; Presby Ch; hobbies, sports, hunting; res 946 Beech, Wahoo.

   POKORNY, HOWARD WILLIAM: Hardware & Implement Dealer; b Valparaiso, Neb Apr 28, 1907; s of James W Pokorny-Margaret A Hansen; ed Valparaiso HS 1925; Omaha Welding Sch 1926; tractor sch, Charles City Ia, 1927; m Luella Nichols Aug 6, 1930 Omaha; s Harold William; d Marian Joy, Barbara Joan; 1925 worked on wood gang, Saunders & Seward Cos; 1926-29 with Henkle & Joyce Hdw Co, Lincoln; 1929-35 ptr of father in Pokorny Hdw Store, Valparaiso, 1935- owner & opr since father's death; 1936- mbr town bd; mbr vol fire dept, chief 1936; Neb Retail Hdw Assn; Neb Impl Dlrs Assn; Neb Blacksmiths & Welders Assn; Comml Club; Izaak Walton; Meth Ch; hobbies, rifle, pistol, & shotgun shooting, weather information; res Valparaiso.

   PRITCHARD, WILLIAM T: Veterinarian; b Clinton, Ia. Aug 31, 1872; s of James S Pritchard-Ella Sage; ed Woodbine Ia HS & Normal Sch 1892; Kansas City Mo Veterinary Coll, DVM 1907; m Clara Carstensen July 2, 1904 Omaha; s Paul Fredrick, William Lawrence; 1892-96 tchr, Shelby Co Ia; 1896-1902 supt of schs, Persia Ia; 1902-03 in hotel bus; 1903-14 with USDA, bur of animal industry, 1903-04 meat inspector Omaha, 1907-08 Chicago & Omaha, 1908 field inspector in Colo, Wyo & Neb with hdqrs Denver, 1908-14 in range work at North Platte & Broken Bow, 1914 in foot & mouth disease field work, Mich & Ind; 1914-33 veterinarian, North Platte; 1917 asst Neb St veterinarian; 1933-35 Neb St field veterinarian; 1936- veterinarian, Ashland; Neb St Veterinary Med Assn, mbr examining bd 1933-35; C of C, Ashland; Ashland Gun Club; Kiwanis; BPOE; IOOF; MWA; WOW; Yeoman; Episc Ch; hobby, reading; res Ashland.

   PROKOP, CHARLES: Retired; b Vienna, Austria Jan 26, 1875; s of George Prokop-Therese Wassel; ed Wahoo; bus coll, Burlington Ia, 1890; studied music in Vienna; m Alice Rocker July 14, 1910 Lincoln; s George; 1883 came to US, then to Wahoo; 1890 bkkpr Armour & Co, Macon Ga; 1890-91 mbr Beardon's Band at E Ga Exposition, Augusta Ga, also mbr Cobb's Band, Savannah Ga; 1891 with engineering crew in Mexico; joined band of Orris Brothers Circus, Mexico City; winter 1892 with Bartholemus Equine Paradox show, Chicago; 1893-94 with Hulbert & Leftwich Circus; winter 1893-94 & 1896-97 with Uncle Josh Spruceby Co; summer 1895 with Gollmar Brothers Circus; summer 1896-97 with Robinson & Franklin Circus; summer 1898-99 with Sells & Forepaugh Circus; winter of 1899 with Gray's Comedians; summers 1900-02 with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show; fall 1903 with Buffalo Bill Wild West Show went to London England; summer 1904 with Liberati's Band, Louisville Ky; winter 1904 with Himmelein's Ideals Road Show; summer 1905 with Cornell's Variety Show; winter 1905-07 musical dir George Primrose's Minstrels; 1907 with Gartlands Band, Albany N Y; Apr 1906 played in last show in San Francisco Opera House before earthquake; summer 1907 with Howson's Band; 1908 mgr Wahoo Opera House & outdoor advertising plant; 1916 installed moving pictures; 1908-15 music tchr, Wahoo; 1915 euphonium soloist with Hagenow's Band on Standard Chautauqua; 1918-39 owner & opr Wahoo Theater; 1939- ret; has traveled more than one million miles; during World War HG, dir of band; C of C; Musicians Union, Louisville Ky, mbr 40 years; dir Motion Picture & Theater Owners Assn of Neb & Western Ia; Neb Billboard Assn; AF&AM 59; IOOF, past noble grand; BPOE; WOW; MWA; AOUW; Royal Highlanders; Presby Ch; res Wahoo.

   PUTNEY, WILLIAM G: Retired; Saunders Co, Neb June 14, 1870; s of George J Putney-Elvira Griffey; ed Wahoo HS 1889; Orchard City Bus Coll, Burlington Ia 1892; Fremont Normal; U of N 1912; m Myrtella Bellows Mar 8, 1893 Grant; d Vera; 1892-93 tchr, Orchard City Bus Coll, Burlington Ia; 1893-96 with father farmed homestead in Saunders Co; 1896-1904 tchr, Saunders Co; 1906-16 supt of schs, Weston; 1916-17 HS math tchr, Wisner; 1917-28 supt of schs, Cedar Bluffs; 1929 mbr regular session Neb legislature, 1930 mbr special session, 1931 & 1935 mbr regular & special sessions: 1933-34 HOLC appraiser, Saunders Co; 1936- ret; dir Bank of Cedar Bluffs; past mbr town bd, Weston; past village clk, Weston & Cedar Bluffs; during World War 4-min man, mbr examining bd, HG; NSTA; NEA; KP, past chancellor; Hiram Club; AF&AM 59, past master, mbr Temple Craft bd 1938; RAM 43, past high priest, Sesostris Shrine; R&SM; KT 9; Presby Ch, elder; Dem; hobby, yard Work; res 829 N Linden, Wahoo.

   RAILSBACK, JOHN CHARLES: Bank President; b Tazewell Co, Ill July 14, 1856; s of James E Rallsback- Susan M Howell; ed Tazewell Co Ill; m Susan M Menond Dec 27, 1883 Tremont Ill (dec Sept 25, 1937); foster d Vera R (Mrs ___ Towne); prior to 1877 farmed in Ill; 1887-82 groc, Minier Ill; 1882-1920 grain dlr, Ashland; 1920-33 farm supvr; 1933 apptd conservator of Natl Bank of Ashland during moratorium; 1934- pres Citizens Natl Bank, Ashland; 11 years mayor; city treas; treas sch bd; Neb Bankers Assn; only living ch mbr of AF&AM 110; KT 4, ret; Scot Rite; Sesostris Shrine; Chris Ch, only living ch mbr; hobbies, farming, stock raising; res Ashland.

   RAIKES, FORREST LEVI: Implement Dealer & Garage Operator; b Cass Co, Neb Aug 18, 1900; s of Levi Carter Raikes-Mary Jones; ed Ashland HS 1919; U of N 1919-22; m Glendora Folsom Sept 28, 1924 Ashland; s Robert Forrest; d Phyllis Eudene, Shirley Lou; 1922- garage opr, Ashland; 1936- impl dlr; 1934-37 Chrysler & Plymouth dlr; 1939- mbr sch bd; mbr vol fire dept 1923-28; Midwest Farm Impl Dlrs Assn; VP C of C; past master AF&AM 110; Sesostris Shrine; IOOF; Chris Ch; hobbies, photography, hunting, fishing; res Ashland.

   REZABEK, WILLIAM JOSEPH: Clergyman; b Edwardsville, Ill Apr 22, 1905; s of William Rezabek-Johanna Cozl; ed Pontifical Coll Josephinum, Columbus 0, BA 1928, grad work 1928-31; Dec 30, 1931 ordained priest by Aux Bishop Bernard Shell,



Who's Who

Quigley Prep Coll, Chicago; 1931-32 pastor St Mary's Ch, Odell & St Margaret's Ch, Crab Orchard; 1932-35 pastor St Wenceslaus Ch, Wilber & St James Ch, Cortland; 1935- pastor St Mary's Ch, Valparaiso & St Joseph's Ch, Agnew; pres Saunders Co Parish Baseball League; Comml Club; Cath Ch; hobby, sports; res Valparaiso.

   ROBERTS, RUSSELL LaSALLE: Farmer; b Saunders Co, Neb July 18, 1899; s of Russell LaSalle Roberts- Martha Dech; ed Ithaca HS 1913; U of N; m Mary McCalley Dec 31, 1923 Wahoo; s Russell LaSalle III; d Carol, Lois; 1916- farmer & feeder of Spotted Poland China hogs & western feeder cattle on original homestead, Saunders Co; 1925- mbr dist sch bd; Comm House, 1931- dir; cornetist in Ithaca orchestra 10 years; Comm Pub, 2 years pres; Farmers Union; Saunders Co Livestock Breeders Assn; AF&AM 59, jr steward; Meth Ch, trustee & steward 18 years, chmn of trustees, past pres Epworth League; hobby, music; grandfather homesteaded on present site of Ithaca; father Civil War veteran & mother 1st teacher in Ithaca, first couple to be married in Ithaca; res RFD 2, Ithaca.

   ROBERTS, WALTER FREEMAN: Secretary & Treasurer Loan Associations; b O'Neill, Neb Nov 25, 1894; s of E F Roberts-Alice A Dartt; ed U of N Sch of Agr 1914; U of N, BSc 1919; mbr livestock & dairy judging team, high man in livestock judging at Internatl Livestock Exposition, Chicago 1917; 1st ch mbr Kappa ch Alpha Gamma Rho; Union Literary. Soc; m Mabel E Bern July 11, 1923 Wahoo; s Howard B; d Irene E; 1918 Washington Co agrI extn agt; 1918-19 inspector, Neb St dept of agr; 1919-20 in sales dept Liebers Equipment Co, Lincoln; 1920-24 Saunders Co 'agrI extn agt; 1924-26 mgr E J Hainer farm near Grand Island; 1926-30 real est & ins agt, Wahoo; 1930- secy & treas, Natl Farm Loan Assns, Saunders Co; 1927- notary pub; 1938-40 mbr city coun; during World War in naval aviation, chief petty ofcr at ground schs, Minneapolis Minn, Cambridge Mass, disch Nov 1918; Amer Leg post 82, past comm; 1930-37 chmn Saunders Co ARC; Assn of Secys & Treas of 8th Fed Land Bank Dist; Lions, past pres: C of C; Wahoo Country Club; AF&AM 19; Scot Rite; Sesostris Shrine; OES: KP, past chancellor; Luth Ch, bd mbr since 1937; Rep, 1927-33 chmn Saunders Co Central Com; hobbies golf, fishing, bowling; parents homesteaders in Holt Co, mother pioneer teacher; res 759 N Elm, Wahoo.

   RUNDIN, WALTER C: Clergyman; b Norwich, Conn, July 12, 1885; s of Aaron Rundin-Sophia Johnson; ed Chicago Ill HS 1902; Union Coll of Chicago, BA 1906; Chicago Theological Seminary, BD 1909; grad work at Chicago U; Bryant & Stratton Coll; U of Uppsala, Sweden; m Bertha Mae McMahon June 22, 1910 Brunswick (dec 1933); s Walter C Jr; d Bernice F; m Mrs Dorothy Donner Lewis Aug 31, 1935 Mitchell; 1909-11 pastor, Port Byron, Ill; 1911-17 pastor, Crawford; 1917-27 pastor, Mitchell; 1927- pastor, Wahoo; mbr vol fire dept; past mbr Crawford sch bd; has been in every state & province in N Amer, has traveled in 10 European countries; during World War 4-min man, secy ARC and org of Scotts Bluffs ch; past pres of Neb St Vol Firemens Assn, chaplain 25 years, lobbyist in several legislative sessions; Neb Assoc C of C, VP 1915; 1917 VP Platte Valley C of C; secy C of C, Crawford; BPOE; KP; Lions; past state chaplain, past pres; Congl Ch, past moderator N W Neb churches, 5 times del to natl conv; Rep, past candidate for lt gov, mbr State Central Com; hobbies, politics, travel; res Wahoo.

   SCHMIDT, JOHN 0: President Oil Association; b Saunders Co, Neb Dec 12, 1881; s of Marcus P Schmidt- Lena Lush; ed Wahoo HS 1898; m Emma Keller Apr 28, 1909 Wahoo; s Kenneth, Vernon, Melvin (dec Oct 28, 1930); d Lucille, Eileen; 1898-1903 worked with father in Wahoo Brick Yard; 1903- farmer, stock feeder 6 years, Saunders Co; 1919-20 representative in Neb legislature; 1929- pres & gen mgr Saunders Co Farmers Union Co-op Oil Assn; dir & pres Farmers Union Grain Elevator 20 years; 1934- pres Farmers Union Coop Oil Assn of Neb; Farmers Union, mbr 26 years; Neb Petroleum Industries Commission; C of C, dir & chmn good roads com; IOOF, past noble grand, 35 year jewel; MWA; Congl Ch; Rep, mbr Saunders Co Central Com; hobby, hunting; res Wahoo.

   SETTLES, WILLIAM MONROE: Retired; b Moline, Ill Sept 14, 1867; s of John Settles-Anna Peterman; ed Rock Island Ill; m Ella Wolf Mar 15, 1892 Sand Creek; s Thomas Fay, Henry; d Lulu (Mrs Earl Ruff), Sylvia (Mrs Harry Johnson), Clara (Mrs Marvin Girkin); 1883, 1888-89 & 1903-17 farmer 726 A, stock raiser & feeder Saunders Co; 1884-88 farmer, Marshall Co Kas; 1893-1903 owner & farmer 160 A, Boone Co; 1917- owner 660 A ranch in Keyapaha & Cherry Cos; 1917 ret, opr acreage, Cedar Bluffs; mbr dist sch bd 20 years; mbr town bd 6 years; past bank dir; Farmers Union; AF&AM 216; AOUW; OES; Meth Ch; hobby, farming; res Cedar Bluffs.

   SHONKA, GLENN THOMAS; Elevator Manager; b Richland, Neb July 22, 1916; s of George A Shonka- Annastacia Prokes; ed Schuyler HS 1933; m Lucile Bame May 25, 1939 Schuyler; 1933-34 emp by father in Richland State Bank, Richland; 1935-36 mgr Farmers Union Elevator Richland; 1936-37 emp in Norwalk State Hosp, Norwalk Cal; 1937 mbr Jonesboro Ark baseball team, NE Ark League; 1937- mgr grain & coal bus, Valparaiso; mbr Schuyler state championship baseball team; mbr Omaha Robinhoods baseball team; mgr Amer Leg jr baseball team; mbr Gray's Groc basketball team; mbr vol fire dept; Neb Grain Dlrs Assn; Comml Club; Cath Ch, mbr Holy Name Soc; hobby, sports; res Valparaiso.

   SIEVERS, HARRY PAUL: Hardware Merchant; b Saunders Co, Neb Feb 18, 1892; s of Jacob Sievers-Maggie Schultz; ed Yutan; m Freda Stamp Dec 17, 1913 Yutan; s John Jacob (dec Dec 24, 1932), Kenneth Paul, Charles Lyle, Harry Paul Jr; 1908-13 & 1920-23 farmer, Saunders Co; 1913-14 substitute mail carrier, Yutan; 1914-20 oprd dray line, Yutan; 1924-25 road maintainer, Saunders Co; 1925-27 co-owner Yutan Oil Co; 1927- hdw & furn dlr, Yutan; past mbr town bd 12 years; past mayor 4 years; past mbr sch bd 9 years, moderator 3 years, secy 2 years; past mbr vol fire dept 15 years, chief 2 years; Comm Club; MWA; Luth Ch; hobby, home improvement; re; Yutan.

   SKLENAR, RUDOLPH: Blacksmith; b Moravia, Mar 9, 1886; s of Antone Sklenar-Marie Skrabanek; ed Moravia; m Marie Vanduch Mar 19,1917 Waco Tex; s Rudolph E; d Ruth Irma; learned blacksmith trade in Moravia; 1912 came to US, 1919 became citizen; 1912-16 blacksmith, Taylor Tex; 1916- blacksmith, Valparaiso; past mayor 15 years; past mbr town bd; past pres sch bd 5 years; served in Austrian army 3 years; Comml Club; IOOF; Presby Ch; hobbies, hunting, fishing; res Valparaiso.

   SLAMA, CHARLES HAVLA: Attorney; b Vodnian, Bohemia Oct 16, 1870; s of John Slama-Frances Kominek; ed Kewaunee Wis; U of Wis, LLD 1894; m Emma Zerrenner Oct 27, 1894 Milwaukee Wis; s Roland E (dec); d Florence E (Mrs Wilmer Johnson), Verona B (Mrs William K Stefan); m Ellen Brodahl Apr 25, 1926 Omaha; 1885-88 appr in printing shop, Kewaunee Wis; 1888-92 journeyman printer, Milwaukee Wis; 1894-98 prac law, Kewaunee Wis; 1898-99 resided in Denver; 1899-prac law, Wahoo; 1902-06 & 1910-11 Saunders Co judge; 1907-14 city atty; 1918 Saunders Co atty; 1902-05 secy dist sch bd; Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; secy Saunders Co Taxpayers League; KP, past chancellor comm; Rep, secy state conv 1912, past secy Saunders Co Central Com; hobbies, deep sea fishing, rare literature in original bindings, owner large collection of 15th & 16th century books, & Bibles in all languages; off State Bank Bldg; res Wahoo.

   SPECKMANN, JOHN: Farmer; b Hanover, Germany May 21, 1876; s of Dirk Speckmann-Maria Schmidt; ed Saunders Co; m Emma Passo Feb 28, 1902 Saunders Co; s Harvey, Ben, Emil, John; d Marie (Mrs Elmer Pearson), Bertha (Mrs Raymond Westphal), Elsie (Mrs Ernest Anderson), Caroline (Mrs John Faulkner), Helen, Anna; 1897- farmer of 280 A, Saunders Co; Farmers Mutual Assessment Ins Assn; 1921-25 & 1937- Saunders Co commr; past mbr dist sch bd 10 years; 1912-17 pct assessor; 1933-34 pct committeeman ACP; d1r Saunders Co Farmers Union Mead; Luth Ch, coun mbr since 1930: Yutan; res Mead.

   STANDEN, FRANK G: Retired; b Elkhorn, Neb Feb 14, 1876; s of Alfred Standen-Melissa Erway; ed Valley HS 1893; m Minnie Duerbaum Jan 9, 1904 Yutan; 1893-95 butcher, Hot Springs S D; 1895-96 farmer, Saunders & Douglas Cos; 1896-1904 grain, impl, & livestock dlr, Yutan; 1904-05 groc & hdw dlr, Richfield; 1926-27 farmer, Saunders Co; 1937- ret; mgr 320 A, Saunders Co; owner of ranch, Fall River Co, S D; past breeder of Percheron horses; 1928- secy Platte Valley Drainage Dist; mbr dist sch bd 6 years; during Sp-Amer War with W J Bryan, priv in


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3rd Neb regiment; USWV, Lincoln; AF&AM 152; MWA, mbr venerable coun; Reformed Ch, bd mbr; hobby, Percheron horses; res Yutan.

   STARNS, HARLAND FINLEY: Dentist; b Bruning, Neb May 5, 19051, s of John Finley Starns-Carrie Benson; ed Bloomington HS 1924; U of N, DDS 1931; special study in oral surgery 1933, Omaha; Chillicothe Mo Bus Coll 1924-25; Delta Sigma Delta; m Lillian Stanley Dec 7, 1928 Fremont; s John Finley, Del Stanley; d Sarah Sue; 1931- dentist, Ashland; 1937- pres sch bd; Neb St & ADA; pres C of C; Ashland Golf Assn, Meth Ch; hobbies, golf, Cocker Spaniels, stamps, model airplanes; res Ashland.

   STUART, ANDREW E: Physician & Surgeon; b Ontario, Canada July 7, 1862; s of James A Stuart-Margaret Farris; ed Windsor, Ontario HS 1881; Trinity Med Coll, Toronto Canada; Detroit Med Coll, MD 1886; m Effie Thomas June 12, 1888 Sac City Ia; s Augustus L (dec 1937); d Margaret (Mrs H C Grabble); 1892 became US citizen; 1886 prac med, Algonae Mich; 1886- prac med, Cedar Bluffs; mbr town bd 20 years; past mayor many years; 1930- Saunders Co phys; given Golden Wedding party by Cedar Bluffs 1938; Fed Bldg & Housing Assn; Saunders & Dodge Co Med Socs; 1936 rec'd gold watch for 50 years med service; Neb St & AMA; AF&AM 215; OES, ofcr 35 years, past patron; MWA; WOW; Presby Ch, SS supt 17 years; Dem, chmn Saunders Co Central Com 15 years, 1890 del to conv which nominated W J Bryan; hobby, sports; traces ancestry to Robert Burns, & Mary, Queen of Scots; res Cedar Bluffs.

   VALLIER, MERLE DeMARIS: Shop Owner; b Saunders Co, Neb Jan 4. 1891; s of Alexander Vallier-Cora Belle Smith; ed Ashland; 1914-15 emp by Huffman's Store, Ashland; 1915-16 with Hayden's Store, Omaha; 1917-23 & 1924-29 with Butlers Store, Ashland; 1923 with Gold & Co, Lincoln; 1929-30 with Trotters Store, David City; 1931- mgr dress shop, Albion; 1936- owner & opr Vallier Dress Shop, Ashland; B&PW, past pres; Chris Ch; hobby, reading; res Ashland.

   VASINA, ANTON F: Bank Cashier; b Prague, Neb Sept 16, 1894; s of Anton Vasina-Anne Kasper; ed Wahoo HS 1915; U of N; m Mary T Vybiral Oct 2, 1922 Lincoln; s Anton Jr, Richard, Howard R; d Dorothy Ann; 1919-22 bkkpr, State Bank of Colon, 1922-30 asst cash, 1930- cash, 1939- dir; pres Comml State Bank of Cedar Bluffs; 1919- clk of town bd, Colon; 1931- mbr sch bd, pres; mbr vol fire dept, past secy & treas, past pres; during World War in base hosp 49, Neb unit, priv 1st class in France, Alleray sector, Toul, disch March 1, 1919; an org Prague Amer Leg post, comm, past adjt, supvr Jr drum corps; sr vice-comm dist 7 VFW, mbr drum corps & past adjt, Fremont; VP Saunders Co Bankers Assn; Neb Bankers Assn; Neb Good Roads Assn; hobby, jr drum corps; res Colon.

   VLASAK, FRANK J: Merchant; b Saunders Co, Neb Nov 6, 1872; s of Frank Vlasak-Mary Popp; ed Saunders Co; m Anna Fujan Aug, 1900 Prague (dec 1936); s Raymond; d Emily; 1886 in sheep bus, Saunders Co; 1885-88 in drug bus, North Bend; 1888-93 emp in gen mdse store, Weston; 1893-98 grain dlr, Omaha; 1898- in gen mdse bus, Prague; owner 120 A, Saunders Co; past mbr town bd 6 years; mbr vol fire dept; Sokol; Cath Ch: res Prague.

   VLASAK, JOSEPH: Merchant; b Zichov, Czechoslovakia Apr 29, 1863; s of Frank Vlasak-Mary Popp; ed Saunders Co; m Caroline Vasina Aug 18, 1902 Plasi; s Frank, Louis, Emil, Mylo J, George; d Alice (Mrs Rudolph Prenske); 1871 came to US with parents who homesteaded in Saunders Co; 1886-90 in gen mdse bus, North Bend; 1890 emp in Brandeis Store, Omaha; 1890-91 in gen mdse bus, Wahoo; 1891- owner & opr gen mdse store, Prague; dir & VP Prague Bank; 1934- mbr town bd; past mbr sch bd 8 years; mbr vol fire dept; ZCBJ; Sokol; Comml Club; Cath Ch, past dir; hobby, bus; res Prague.

   VLASAK, REYNOLD EMIL: Dentist; b Prague, Neb Feb 1, 1902; s of John J Vlasak-Anna Wirka; ed Prague HS; U of N, BA 1927, BSc 1929, DDS 1931; U of Minn 1939; Delta Sigma Delta; Omicron Kappa Upsilon; 1931- dentist, Prague; 1938- mbr sch bd; Saunders Co Dental Soc; Neb St & ADA; ZCBJ, VP; hobby, flower culture, has some of finest tulip beds in state; off Vlasak Bldg; res Prague.

   VLASAK, THOMAS J: Bank Vice-President; b Saunders Co, Neb Dec 21 1878; s of Frank Vlasak-Mary Popp; ed Prague HS; m Marie Wirka May 15, 1906 Cedar Hill; d Grace, Marie (Mrs Ed Svoboda), Mabel; 1896-1906 emp in gen mdse store of Joseph Vlasak, Prague; 1906- ptr in Vlasak Gen Mdse Store, Prague; 1928-34 asst cash Bank of Prague, 1934- VP; 1916-20 & 1924-36 mbr sch bd; 1922- mbr village coun; Saunders Co, Neb & Amer Bankers Assns; AF&AM 119, RAM; Sokol, past chmn; hobby, hunting; res Prague.

   VLCEK, WILLIAM J: Insurance & Real Estate Agent; b Wahoo, Neb Feb 9, 1882; s of Henry Vlcek-Frances Hyjek; ed Wahoo HS; m Mabel Orme Aug 9, 1910 Colon; s William Robert; d Frances Janet (Mrs John Simmons), Ruth Josephine (Mrs Benjamin Dunn); 1898-1926 with father in meat bus, also cattle & hog feeder, Wahoo; 1931- ptr of Oscar Hanson, in Hanson & Vlcek, ins & real est, Wahoo; 1932- in cold storage bus, Wahoo; mayor 2 years; past mbr sch bd; mbr vol fire dept; past mbr, C of C; Wahoo Gun Club; KP; Izaak Walton; hobbies, hunting, fishing, sports; res Wahoo.

   WAGEMAN, RAY L: Clergyman; b Havelock, Neb Mar 29, 1903; s of Fred Wageman-Margaret Lindekin; St Josephs Acad, Dubuque Ia, 1922; Columbia Coll, Dubuque Ia, 1922-23; Kenrick Seminary, St Louis Mo 1923-29; June 9, 1929 ordained by Archbishop Glennon, St Louis Mo; 1929-33 asst to Very Rev Bernard Sprobl, David City; 1933-34 pastor St Joseph Ch, Colon, also at Mead Mission; 1934- pastor St Marys Parish, Cedar Bluffs, also Little Flower Mission, Estina locality; mgr boys baseball club, Jr choir; oprd 80 A co-op farm for Parish; KC; Catholic Ch, has Altar Boys Soc, Assn of Holy Childhood, org young pupils Sodality, hobbies, hunting, tennis, baseball, gardening; res Cedar Bluffs.

   WARREN, HIE E: Superintendent of Schools; b Palmyra, Neb Jan 20. 1900; s of George E Warren-Iva Barr; ed Cambridge HS 1918; U of N, BA 1931, MA 1936; Delta Omega Phi; Phi Delta Kappa; m Lillian Williamson June 5, 1927 Cambridge; s Russell Jean, Gerald Lee; 1918-20 & 1923-25 tchr, Frontier Co; 1920-23 farmer, Furnas Co; 1926-27 supt of schs, Nemaha, 1927-29 Inland, 1929- 32 Pleasant Dale, 1932-38 Greenwood, 1938- supt of schs, Valparaiso; NSTA, Saunders Co, del to assembly; NEA; Comml Club; AF&AM, 163, master; IOOF, past grand; Meth Ch; hobbies, fishing, sports, coin collecting; res Valparaiso.

   WAY, CHARLES WILLIARD: Physician & Surgeon; b Wahoo, Neb June 13, 1892; s of Frank Emerson Way-Nellie E Williard; ed Wahoo HS 1910; Luther Coll, 1911; U of N, BSc 1916 MD 1917; Phi Rho Sigma; m Louise C Mapes Sept 23, 1918 Fort Worth Tex; d Virginia Kathryn, Ruth Louise; 1917-18 interne Clarkson Memorial Hosp, Omaha; 1910- prac med Wahoo, 1919-38 ptr of father (dec 1938), 1930- with Dr M E Lathrop; past city phys 61/2 years; acting surg for UP & C&NW RRs; past mbr bd of edn 8 years, past pres; BSA, mbr troop com; capt MORC; Saunders Co soldiers & sailors relief com, past chmn 7 years; during World War 1st lt med corps, disch Aug, 1919; Amer Leg post 82, past service ofcr, 1st comm; comm Past Amer Leg Comms; past pres 6th Dist Med Soc 2 years; Saunders Co Med Soc; Neb St & AMA; ARC, chmn first aid & lifesaving div, Saunders Co; Neb St Tuberculosis Assn, dir; an org Farm Security Med Assistance Assn; past pres Lions 2 years; C of C; U of N Alumni Assn; ch mbr Wahoo Gun Club; ch mbr Wahoo Golf Club; Uni Club, Lincoln; Low 12 Club; AF&AM 59; RAM; Sesostris Shrine 32o; OES; Meth Ch, trustee; hobbies, hunting, fishing, movies, stamp collecting; res 259 E 8th, Wahoo.

   WEBER, MRS FREDERIKA WILLIARD: Postmaster; b Shelbyville, Mo Nov 6, 1875; d of William L Williard-Margaret Vance; ed Grand Island HS 1894; m Earnest O Weber June 21, 1900 Grand Island (dec 1930); s Benjamin (dec 1928), Carl W; d Margaret (Mrs Oliver Q Adams); 1894-98 steno, Grand Island; 1898-1900 tchr Girls Industrial Sch, Geneva; 1934- P M, Wahoo; past mbr bd of edn 6 years, pres 3 years; during World War active in ARC work; Amer Leg aux; 1st VP Neb ch of Natl Assn of P Ms; C of C; PEO; Presby Ch, past trustee, SS supt 25 years; hobby, church work; res Wahoo.

   WENZLAFF, RICHARD HENRY: Store Manager; b Sutton, Neb Jan 28, 1887; s of John C Wenzlaff-Johanna Ochsner; ed Yankton, S D HS, 1905; Yankton Coll; Warriner Bus Coll, Sioux City Ia 1907; m Ethel V Johnson June 3, 1914 Wahoo; s Richard Donald; d Adele H; 1908-10 emp by Updike Grain Co, Henderson & Wahoo; 1910-14 worked for various lbr yards, Wahoo; 1914-37 bkkpr & asst mgr, 1937- mgr & treas, Farmers Co-op Co, Wahoo; 1927-31 mbr city coun; Neb Lbr Mchts Assn; C of C; Wahoo Country Club; AF&AM



Who's Who

59; First Congl Ch, treas since 1938; hobbies, golf, sports, chess; off 202 W Fifth; res 1259 N Eim, Wahoo.

   WHALEY, RANDOLPH LYNN: Pharmacist; b Callaway, Neb May 17, 1902; s of Fred Earl Whaley-Anna Gertrude Nansel; ed Arnold HS 1921; Creighton U, PhG 1927; Kappa Psi; m Charlotte Elvira Croghan Sept 17, 1924 Council Bluffs Ia; s Randolph Lynn Jr. James Earl, William Edward, John Robert; while in sch emp by Beaton Drug Go, Omaha; 1921-22 farmed with father in Custer Co; 1923-24 appr in drug store, Grand Island; 1927-28 in drug bus, Norfolk; 1928 in drug bus, Omaha; 1928- in drug bus, Wahoo; 1935-38 mbr Neb St bd of pharm examiners; Neb Pharm Assn, past bd mbr; Amer Pharm Assn; Natl Assn of Bds of Pharm, past chmn dist 5; NARD; C of C, past pres; Lions, ofcr; KC, past grand knight 2 terms; Wahoo Golf Club; Cath Ch; hobbies, coin collecting, golf; res Wahoo.

   WIGGENHORN, ERNEST ALEXANDER: Bank President; b Ashland, Neb Sept 19, 1877; s of Ernest Alexander Wiggenhorn -Augusta Niemeyer; ed Ashland HS; U of N, BA 1898; Phi Kappa Psi; m Jessie Belle Lansing Apr 22, 1903 Lincoln; s Carl Hugo; d Barbara (Mrs R B Elster), Miriam; 1898-1927 asst cash Farmers & Mchts Natl Bank of Ashland, 1927-31 cash, 1931- pres; 1898-1914 city treas; 1900- owner farm ints, Saunders Co; Neb & Amer Bankers Assns; C of C; AF&AM 108; hobby, farming; father came to Ashland 1869, 1888 org Farmers & Mchts Bank, owned by family since; res 308 N 21st, Ashland.

   WILSON, HOMER R: Farmer; b Saunders Co, Neb Dec 17, 1875; s of John G Wilson-Disa Canter; ed Wes Acad, Lincoln 1895; Northwestern Bus Coll, Beatrice 1897; m Ona Johnson Feb 14, 1918 Saunders Co; 1895-97 farmer, Saunders Co; 1898 clk, Bank of Morse Bluff; 1898- opr 400 A farm, Saunders Co; 1916- breeder of purebred Aberdeen Angus cattle; 1928- dir Platte Valley Bank, North Bend 1897 corp Co C NNG; past bd mbr Saunders Co Farm Bur 3 years; Saunders Co Farmers Union Co-op Oil Assn; Farmers Union; Amer Aberdeen Angus Breeders Assn; KP; FOE: Meth Ch, steward: Rep, past mbr pct com, past del to Saunders Co conv, mbr election bd several years; hobby, purebred stock; res Morse Bluff.

   WIMER, MRS PEARL O WHITTEMORE: Hotel Operator; b Ashland, Neb; d of Frank H Whittemore-Mary O Pratt; ed Ashland HS; m Charles C Wimer Dec 20, 1903 Ashland (dec July 2, 1934); s Richard H; 1903- homemaker; 1934- opr Selma Hotel since husband's death: Hotel Greeters of Amer; ARC; C of C; Congl Ch; hobbies, needlepoint, embroidering; res Ashland.

   WOITA, FRANK E: Merchant; b Butler Co, Neb Apr 1, 1895; s of John Woita-Mary Pospisil; ed Weston HS; m Rose E Becak Nov 10, 1919 Bruno; d Maxine Jane, Loraine Rose; 1914-29 emp by Virgl & Co gen mdse, Weston; 1928- opr gen mdse & groc store, Weston; 1934- pres sch bd; 1932- mbr town bd: mbr vol fire dept, past chief 3 years; org & ch mbr Neb Firemans ins Assn; during World War in the MOTC, camp exchange 1, Fort Riley Kas, disch 1919; Amer Leg post 82; ch mbr KC; Cath Workmen; Cath Ch; hobbies, baseball, basketball; res Weston.

   WOITA, JAMES FRANCIS: Dentist; b Weston, Neb Aug 17, 1895; s of James J Woita-Antonette Petrzilka; ed Wahoo HS 1914; Denver U, BA 1918; Creighton U, DDS 1921; Delta Sigma Delta; Dramatic Circle; Czech Club; m Rose L Popp Jan 30, 1922 Weston; 1921- dentist, Weston; 1925 treas sch bd; 1935- mbr town bd; mbr vol fire dept; during World War in med div, dental ofcrs res corps, SATC, 2nd lt, disch 1918; Amer Leg post 1, Omaha; Neb St Dental Assn, past supvr prosthetic clinic; ADA; KC; Cath Ch, trustee since 1926; hobbies, dramatics, supvr dramatics since 1915 in Weston, coin collecting; res Weston.

   WOLFE, IRA D: Farmer; b Saunders Co, Neb Sept 2, 1895; s of Henry Wolfe-Lottie Auten; ed Cedar Bluffs HS 1913; Fremont Normal, 1913-14; m Hazel Nelson Dec 15, 1915 Leshara; s Edward H, Harold C; d Helen E, Jeanne L; 1914-16 bkkpr, Leshara State Bank, 1919-20 cash; 1916-19 & 1922- farmer 200 A in Saunders Co, feeder of Spotted Poland China hogs & Holstein cattle; 1920-22 with Farmers State Bank of Creston; 1934- chmn Saunders Co Soil Conservation Com; past dir Saunders Co dist sch bd 6 years; past leader 4-H Club 2 Years; Neb Farm Bur; Farmers Union; Saunders Co Mutual Fire & Tornado Assn; AF&AM 21; KP, Meth Ch; Dem; hobby, travel; parents homesteaded in Saunders Co; res RFD, Cedar Bluffs.

   WOODWORTH, HARRY J: Farmer & Secretary Insurance Co; b Saunders Co, Neb May 11, 1882; s of Ralph I Woodworth-Clara Wolf; ed Luther Coll Acad, 1902; m Nellie Ellison Feb 24, 1904 Saunders Co; d Viola Mae; 1902- owner & opr 100 A farm, Saunders Co; 1914- secy Farmers Mutual Ins Co of Wahoo; 1930- secy Farmers Assessment Ins Assn, & secy-treas Neb Farmers Mutual Reinsurance Assn; 1916-18 Saunders Co register of deeds; 1917- notary pub; has exhibited purebred Chester White hogs & Holstein-Friesian cattle at fairs, won many prizes; mbr bd of edn, pres 1926-28; Farmers Union; Neb Farm Bur; Wahoo Country Club; AF&AM 59; MWA; Presby Ch, elder since 1920; hobbies, hunting, purebred livestock; res RFD 2, Wahoo.

   WORRALL, CLYDE R: Attorney; b Wahoo, Neb Nov 1, 1904; s of Mac Oliver Worrall-Nancy Ellen Mauck; ed Wahoo HS 1922; U of N, LLB 1929; Theta Chi; m Blossom Faist June 22, 1927 North Bend; s Clyde Richard, d Mary Ann; adm to US fed court; 1929- prac law, Wahoo; 1930-34 Saunders Co atty; 1935- bonded abstracter, owner Saunders Co Abstract Co; 1929- notary pub; 1929 secy C of C; vice-chmn BSA troop com; VP bd of dirs Wesley Foundation U of N, chmn recreation coun; chmn Saunders Co ch ARC; 2nd lt in res inf, US army; Saunders Co Bar Assn, treas; Neb St Bar Assn; secy Lions; C of C; Wahoo Country Club; Wahoo Saddle Club; AF&AM 59; past master OES, worthy patron; Meth Ch, supt of SS, steward; Dem, del to Saunders Co & state convs; hobbies, saddle horses, genealogy, scrap books; res 248 E 9th, Wahoo.

   WORTMAN, CLIFTON SEYMORE: Attorney; b Cass Co, Neb May 31, 1878; s of Charles Seymore Wortman-Elizabeth Goldsmith; ed Ashland HS 1895; Fremont Normal 1897-99; U of N, LLB 1903; m Catherine Kane July 11, 1898 Wayne; s Ervin T; d Edith May (Mrs Vincent Fishback), Helen Elizabeth (Mrs John B Pate); m Margaret Burner May 24, 1929 Shenandoah Ia; owner & opr home farm; 1903-07 Cass Co supt of schs; 1907-17 prac law, Indian Territory Claremore, Okla; 1908 city atty Claremore Okla, published first city ordinance; managed Gov Haskell's campaign; 1909 prohibition enforcement atty, Okla; 1909-10 mbr Okla legislature, last legislature to nominate & elec US sen; past pres sch bd 7 years, Claremore Okla; 1917-18 prac law, Ottawa Co Okla; 1918-22 judge, Ottawa Co Okla; 1923 lobbied thru legislature bill which levied tax on gross production of mined ore & oil from non-taxed Indian lands; 1924-31 prac law, Pampa Tex; 1931- prac law, Ashland; mgr of farm, Cass Co; former tchr 4 years at Laurel & Hartington; during World War, mbr coun of defense; 5th Judicial Dist & Neb St Bar Assns; C of C; BPOE; IOOF; MWA; AOUW; Royal Highlanders; KP; Congl Ch; hobby, farming; res Ashland.

   YOCHUM, CHARLES LEWIS: Farmer; b Brock, Neb Oct 3, 1890; s of Lewis G Yochum-Nettie Kraft; ed Auburn HS 1909; U of N, BA 1914; staff mbr Daily Nebraskan; Pershing Rifles: Sigma Nu; m Verna Coryell Dec 29, 1915 Norfolk (dec 1935); s Ralph Byrne; d Verna May (Mrs Allan Bornemeier); instr in mil science, U of N Coll of Agr 1 semester; 1914-29 farmer, Otoe Co; 1914 tchr, Talmage schs 3 mos; 1929- farmer, Saunders Co; past pres Brock consolidated sch bd; 1923-27 Otoe Co mbr Neb legislature, mbr edn, state institutions, finance, & ways & means coms, introduced bill making Arbor Lodge a state park; he & father said to have been only father & son to sit together in legislature; AAA, mbr Saunders Co tenant purchase com; during World War mbr Otoe Co draft bd 1, pres South Omaha Production Credit Assn; Neb Farm Bur; AF&AM 162, past master; OES 232, past patron; Congl Ch; Dem; res Ashland.

   ZIEGENBEIN, OSCAR HERBERT: Dentist; b Memphis, Neb Dec 8, 1898; s of Charles H Ziegenbein-Martha Humboldt; ed Ashland HS 1917; U of N, DDS 1924; U of Cal 1928; Neb St Music Tchrs Certificate 1938; Xi Psi Phi; m Josephine Henry Oct 9, 1934 Ashland; 1917-20 farmed with father, Saunders Co; 1924- dentist, Ashland; 1924- music tchr; 1929- mbr Lincoln Symphony Orchestra; 1929- leader Ashland HS band; lic dentist in Neb & Cal; Lincoln Dist Dental Soc; Neb St & ADA; C of C; Rotary; Lincoln Musicians Assn; hobbies, sports, fishing, hunting, collecting rare string basses, has genuine Nicholas Amati made 1684 in Italy & only 7 in world; also has Guernsey, 18th century French, used in Boston Symphony many years, later in Warner Brothers Hollywood Studio; owns Reigen, made in Amer 1776; res Ashland.


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