Who's Who in Iowa, 1940
Allamakee co. Biographies

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The Iowa Press Association's Who's Who in Iowa, a Biographical Record of Iowa's Leaders in Business, Professional and Public Life; Pub. by Iowa Press Association, Des Moines, Iowa; 1940

Kehrberg, Sidney Conkey; Attorney; b. Lansing, Iowa Apr 6, 1885; son of Julius Frank Kehrberg & Mary Alice Conkey; education Sanborn H.S. 1904; U of Iowa, LLB (Bachelor of Laws) 1909; Charter member Phi Alpha Delta; married Ella Ethel Kings July 19, 1910 at Papillion, Neb.; daughter: Mary Margaurite (Mrs. -- Wilson); 1909-13 practiced law Sanborn; 1913-18 member law firm Ross & Kehrberg, Audubon; 1918-20 naturalization examiner engaged in alien enemy, naturalization dept., St Paul, Minn.; 1920- practice law Audubon; 1912-13 member school board Sanborn; past sec'y Audubon school board; 1915-18 & 1921-26 city attorney Audubon; 1926-30 Audubon Co. attorney; 1926 & 1940- mayor Audubon; instrumental in construction of Courthouse, Audubon Memorial Building, construction & improvements of streets & sewer system; chairman American Red Cross, Audubon co. 1916-18; Audubon Co. & Iowa state Bar Associations; Chamber of Commerce; AF&AM 392; IOOF 396; KP 163; Episcopal Church; Republican; hobbies: mechanical interests, travel; office 323 1/2 Broadway, residence 304 1st Ave, Audubon.

~transcribed by S. Ferrall

Kelly, Michael J., Retired; born Paint Creek Twp., Allamakee Co., Iowa Mar. 28, 1869; son of William Kelly & Mary O. Meade; educated Paint Creek Twp., Allamakee Co. 1887; married Jane McCormich May 19, 1908 Taylor Twp., Allamakee Co.; foster son Earl S. Hermanson; foster daughter Irene M. Hermanson; 1887-94 worked on various farms & also worked in Dakota harvest fields; 1894-1903 after father’s death operated home farm; 1903-07 carpenter with brother, John F. Waukon; 1907-34 mail carrier, Waterville, short time, Kensett; 1934- retired, Waterville; 1938- mayor, Waterville; Modern Woodmen of America (MWA); Knights of Columbus, Waukon; past member Catholic Order of Foresters (COF), Harpers Ferry; Cherry Mound St. Pius Catholic Church; Democrat; hobbies: baseball, fishing; residence Waterville.

~transcribed by Diana Henry Diedrich

Kerr, Mrs. Joyce Mae, Homemaker; born Clayton Co., Iowa; daughter of Harry N. Turner & Mary Mill; educated Clayton Co.; Monona HS 1922; married Kenneth Joel Kerr Oct. 20, 1926 Clayton Co.; sons Charles Keith & Donald Harry; daughters: Dorothy Jean, Geraldine Ann, Marjorie Mae & Margaret Joyce; prior to 1926 with parents; 1926- homemaker, Postville; Women’s Home Project Work, Twp. Chairman 1930-37, county chairman 1937-39; leader Twp 4-H Club Girls; American Legion Aux; Presbyterian Church; hobbies: flowers, gardening, sewing; residence Route 3, Postville.

~transcribed by Diana Henry Diedrich

Kerr, Kenneth Joel, Farmer & Stockman; born Clermont Twp., Fayette Co., Iowa Oct. 10, 1896; son of Charles M. Kerr & Annie Dodge; educated rural school; Postville HS 1914; Iowa State College; married Joyce Mae Turner Oct. 20, 1926 Clayton Co.; sons Charles Keith & Donald Harry; daughters: Dorothy Jean, Geraldine Ann, Marjorie Mae & Margaret Joyce; 1919-26 farmer with father, near Postville; 1927- farmer, stockman & dairyman, Postville; president Farmers Co-op Creamery of Postville since 1932, director since 1923; 1922-35 secretary school board, Clermont twp; during World War corporal in US Army Apr. 1917, Coast Artillery Corps (CAC), later heavy artillery corps Battery E 13th field artillery, 4th division, overseas May 1918-Aug. 1919, discharged Aug. 1919; American Legion, comm.. district 3 1924-25; Fayette Co. Farm Bureau, past twp director 5 years; 4-Co. Soil Conservation, Postville, director & vice-chairman; twp committeeman Co AAA* 1937-39, committee member 1941; Big 4 County Cow Testing Assn, past secretary; director Fayette Co. 4 Cow Testing Assn; VP NE Farm Business Record Assn; Presbyterian Church, chairman board of trustees; Republican; hobbies: cattle, reading; residence Route 3, Postville.

*note: the abbreviation key for AAA gives Agricultural Adjustment Administration or American Automobile Association; it isn't known to which of these organizations Mr. Kerr belonged, but the former is most likely.
~transcribed by Diana Henry Diedrich

Kiesau, Fredrick W., Physician; born Sheboygan, Wis. Oct. 13, 1867; son of Henry Kiesau & Florentina Fasse; educated Frankville; Hopkington College 2 years; University of Iowa, Pharmacy 1 year 1887; Medical Chirurgia College, Philadelphia, Penn, MD 1897; married Emma L. Deppe June 7, 1900 Baxter; son Dr. Milton F.; daughters Esther L. (Mrs. Paul L. Bowlin) & Lillian G. (Mrs. D.N. Eames); with parents came to Iowa when 14 years of age; 1887 employee in drug store, Waukon; 1888 worked in drug store, Clarinda; 1889-94 owner & operator drug store, Norfolk, Neb; 1897-1902 practiced medicine, Norfolk, Neb., 1902-14 Frankville, 1914- Postville; staff member Postville Hospital; member local board of health, physician; director Postville State Bank, member trustee committee; past president school board, Postville 9 years, member board 10 years; past member Iowa National Guard (ING); Allamakee Co. Medical Society, past president; Iowa Health Society, past president; Iowa State Medical Society; past organizer Commercial Club; past member IOOF, Norfolk Neb; member Reform Church; attends Presbyterian Church; hobby: farming; office & residence Postville.

~transcribed by Diana Henry Diedrich

Kiesau, Milton F., Physician; born Frankville, Iowa Oct. 21, 1908; son of Dr. Fredrick W. Kiesau & Emma L. Deppe; educated Postville HS; Coe College 3 years; University of Iowa, BSc 1929, MD 1932; 2 years interne & special surgery work City Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio; 1935- practiced medicine with father, Postville; staff member Decorah & Postville Hospital; member Officers Reserve Corps (ORC); Allamakee Co. & Iowa State Medical Societies; office & residence Postville.

~transcribed by Diana Henry Diedrich

King, John P., County Sheriff; born Allamakee Co., Iowa Mar. 25, 1883; son of Mathew King & Anna Meltar; educated Parochial schools, Waukon; married Ella Goeke May 19, 1908 Waukon; sons John F. & Charles E.; daughter Marie T; 1909-29 employed by City of Waukon various offices, street maintenance & law enforcement; 1929-33 & 1934- Allamakee Co. deputy sheriff; 1933-34 night policeman, Waukon; St. Patrick’s Catholic Church; Republican; hobby: hunting; office & residence Waukon.

~transcribed by Diana Henry Diedrich

Kjorlaug, Peter F., Clergyman; born Sagndal, Norway Apr. 21, 1881; son of Peter C. Kjorlaug & Nettie Fuhr; educated Madison Co. Neb.; Luther Academy, Decorah; Luther College, Decorah, BA 1908; Lutheran Theological Seminary, St. Paul, Minn 1911; married Elizabeth Linnebald Oct. 10, 1911 Decorah; daughter Eunice; 1911-15 home mission field work, Marshall Co. Minn; 1915-18 pastor Lutheran Church, Rice Lake, Wis. 1918-29 pastor Thor, 1929- pastor St. John’s Lutheran Church, Waukon; past member Kiwanis; director Norwegian Lutheran Church of America, financial secretary; president Waukon public library board; Republican; hobbies: golf, reading; residence 104 Hardin, Waukon.

~transcribed by Diana Henry Diedrich

Klingbeil, William J., Publisher; b. Fond du Loc, Wis. Jan 20, 1893; son of Julius Klingbeil & Augusta Bredlau: education: Fond du Loc & Monroe, Wis; Married Eltha Thoma June 15,1916 in Postville; daughters Eulalia & Kathryn; 1907-1914 in printing business, Monroe, Wis; 1914-18 owner half interest in Iowa Volksblatt, German newspaper, Postville; 1918- owner & Operator Postville Herald; member school board, Postville 9 years, past pres; Iowa Press Association (IPA); NE IPA, past president, orgd in Postville 1931; Nat’l Editorial Assn; Commercial Club, past pres 2 terms; Iowa State Historical society; IOOF; AF&AM; RAM; First Church of Christian Science; hobbies: books, historical research; office Postville Herald; Residence, Postville.
~transcribed by Diana Henry Diedrich

Kneeland, William A.; Bank Cashier; b. Clermont, Iowa Dec. 13, 1895; son of John Kneeland & Elizabeth Horan; educated Clermont HS 1914; married Helen C. Waters June 19, 1923 Clermont; sons: Robert W. & Frances Paul; daughter Nancy Ann; 1915-17 bookkeeper, Farmers Savings Bank, Clermont; 1917-34 Asst. Cashier; 1934 Asst. Cashier Postville State Bank, 1934 Cashier; past treasurer Clermont schools, treasure Postville schools; during World War enlisted in 1918, US Army SC, stationed at Camp Meade Md. Discharged Camp Dodge Jan 1919; American Legion, past post commander, Clermont, past Fayette Co. comm. Past Allamakee Co. commander; Past 4th district Graves registration chairman; Fayette Co. Bankers Assn, Past president; Allamakee Co. Bankers Assn, pres; Commericial Club, past pres; Clermont; Commercial Club, Postville, past pres; past member West Union Country Club; St. Bridgets Catholic Church; Republican, past county delegate; hobbies: golf, hunting; office & residence Postville.

~transcribed by Diana Henry Diedrich

Kohlmann, George; Merchant; b. Newnberg, Germany Dec. 12, 1879; son of Conrad Kohlmann & Margaret Kohlmann; educated Dubuque; Dubuque Business College; Drafting & Cutting Garment School, Chicago; Chicago Cutting College; married E. Bertha Commings Apr 25, 1911 Chicago, Ill; daughter Elizabeth; prior to 1909 in clothing business with father & brother, Dubuque; 1909- clothing merchant Postville; director Citizens State Bank 20 years, VP; 1920 promoter of Big 4 County Fair & member board 1903-09 member Iowa National Guard (ING); Commercial Club. Past pres, IOOF; AF&AM 49; RAM; York Rite; Congregational Church, which is now Community Presbyterian Church; Independent; hobbies: fishing, shooting, & baseball; Office & Residence Postville.

~transcribed by Diana Henry Diedrich

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