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


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

Unless another county is indicated, the biographies are from the Allamakee county section pgs 42-50. The others are the biographies of persons who were born or lived in Allamakee co., but in 1940 were living in other counties

The biographies were transcribed by S. Ferrall

Nelson, Carl V.: Bank Cashier & Director; born Victoria, IL Feb 2, 1889; son of George M. Nelson & Anna S. Peterson; educated Victoria IL HS 1903; married Ruby S. Slater Oct 21, 1914 Galesburg IL; son: Robert S; 1903-11 bkkpr State Bank of Victoria, IL, 1911-12 asst cshier, 1912-13 cashier; 1931-32 special work Bank of Galesburg IL; 1932- cashier Farmers & Mchts Savings Bank, Waterville; 1932- treas Waterville consolidated sch bd; treas indep & twp sch dists, Waterville; 1935- mbr city council; during World War in chg of sale of Liberty Bonds through Victoria IL bank, mbr local com, past treas ch, Victoria IL; Allamakee Co Bankers Assn, pres 1934-39; Iowa St & Amer Bankers Assn; PTA, chmn program com; past sponsor Boy Scouts of America, Victoria IL; mbr Co Farm Bureau; Kiwanis, past dir; treas Amer Red Cross, Waterville; AF&AM, Waukon; Methodist Ch, past bd mbr; Independent; hobbies: fishing, driving car, seeing country; wife daughter of John B. Slater (deceased 1905) & Emma Scheriff (deceased); off Bank; res Waterville.

Newel, John Ferdinand: Hardware & Furniture Dealer & Undertaker; born Allamakee Co, Iowa Aug 4, 1869; son of John Newel & Mary Beck; ed Fenton twp; Hohen-Schuh-Carpenter Embalming Sch, lic embalmer 1911; married Lydia Christina Weisbrod Dec 16, 1897 Fenton twp.; son: Frederick Peter; daughter: Irene Margaret (Mrs. T.O. Lively); 1890-1902 farmer, Fenton twp; 1902-07 mbr Western Elevator Co, Fenton; 1904-14 impl dir, Fenton; 1906-27 hdw, furn & impl dir, Fenton; 1927- owner & opr Newel Hdw; past mayor 7 yrs; mbr 25 years Iowa Retail Hdw Dirs Assn; North Central Iowa Dist Funeral Dirs Assn; Commercial Club; MWA; Methodist Ch; Democrat; hobby: baseball; off & res Fenton. (Kossuth co., pg 694)

Nierling, Paul Anton: Physician & Surgeon; born Waukon, Iowa Nov 20, 1907; son of Anton Theodore Nierling & Winifred Ellen Taylor; educated Waukon HS 1925; Waukon Jr Coll 1925-28; U of Iowa, MD 1932; grad work Cook Co Grad Sch of Med; Phi Chi; married Helen Lucille Davis Jan 4, 1932 Rock Island, IL; sons: Dean Allan & Don Paul; 1932-33 interne Milwaukee Wis Hosp; 1933-35 admitting phys Univ Hosp, Iowa City; 1935-36 camp surg CCC, Fort Riley Kas; 1936-37 resident phys Comm Hosp, Beloit Kas; 1937- prac med, Cresco; staff mbr Decorah & St. Josephs Mercy Hosp, Cresco; 1934- mbr reserve corps of US army; Howard Co & Iowa St Med Soc; fellow American Med Assn; Cresco Country Club; AF&AM 158; Methodist Ch; Republican; hobbies: golf, fishing; off 206 N Elm; res 222 W 3rd, Cresco. (Howard co., pg 570)

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