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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 Diana Henry Diedrich & S. Ferrall

Sander, Carl C.; Manager & Agent Co-operative Livestock Shipping Assoc.; b. Postville, Iowa Dec 27, 1885; son of Chris Sander & Caroline Schultz; educated Post twp. rural schools; m. Celia Heins June 3, 1919 Postville; daughter: Helen C.; while attending school helped father on farm, Postville; 1901-16 carpenter; 1916-20 secretary Postville Co-op Creamery; 1920- manager & agent Co-op Livestock Shipping, Postville; 1927-37 member city council, past VP; IOOF; AF&AM; RAM; York Rite, McGregor; St. Paul Lutheran church, member board, treas.; Independent; hobbies: hunting, fishing; office & res. Postville.

Sanderson, John Wesley: Farmer; born Waukon, Iowa Nov. 7, 1870; son of Clark Wesley Sanderson & Sarah Leavitt; educated rural schs; Normal Coll, Glidden; Simpson Coll; married Fannie C. Evans June 28, 1917 Humeston; daughters: Florence Elizabeth & Mary (Mrs. E.P. Allen); 1895-1920 farmer, Carroll Co.; 1920- farmer, near Humeston; 1932-40 mayor; dir sch board, Humeston; Sheridan twp., Carroll Co assessor; IOOF; Methodist Ch; res Humeston. (Wayne co., pg 1237)

Schon, John K.: Farmer; born Hellsingland, Sweden Nov 17, 1889; son of Nels Schon & Christine Shaberg; educated Hellsingland Sweden; married Hazel E. Shogren Feb 16, 1916 in Lansing; sons: J. Ralph & Donald N.; daughter: Evelyn (Mrs. Harold Herman); 1906 came to U.S.; 1910 salesman Duiste Brothers Fruit & Produce Co., Minneapolis, Minn.; 1911- farmer, Allamakee Co.; past dir Makee twp sch dist; mbr Allamakee Co Farm Bureau; mbr Allamakeee Co. AAA*; mbr Mens Loyalty Club; First Baptist Ch, trustee; Republican; hobby: woodworking; res Route 3, Waukon.
~*note: the abbreviation key for AAA gives Agricultural Adjustment Administration or American Automobile Association; it isn't known to which of these organizations Mr. Schon belonged, although the former is more likely.

Schukei, Clarence H.: Automobile Dealer; born Waukon, Iowa Jan 16, 1900; son of E.J. Schukei & Elizabeth Meier; educated Waukon HS 1918; married Grace Athey Nov 21, 1923 at Easton, IL; son: Robert A.; daughter: Janice Lea; 1918-20 opr repair shop, Waukon; 1920-30 with Ford Auto Co, Cedar Rapids; 1930-32 prop Ford agcy, Mason City; 1932- owner & opr Schukei Chevrolet Co, Waterloo, during 1939 sold over $1,000,000 worth of cars, fosters Christmas Savings Club for employees amounting to $100 each; sponsor of softball team, natl champions 1935, Iowa St Softball Champions 4 times; Kiwanis; Sunnyside Country Club; Chamber of Comerce; YMCA; AF&AM, Mason City 249; Scot Rite; El Kahir Shrine, Cedar Rapids; Waterloo Scottish Rite Club; BPOE; Grace Methodist Ch; hobby is golf; father (dec 1934) came from Germany when 4 years old, blacksmith at Waukon; off 316 W 5th; res 237 Lovejoy, Waterloo. (Black Hawk co.; pg 108-109)

Schwartz, D.: Merchant; born Benzin, Russian Poland Dec 15, 1895; son of Kiwa Schwartz & Anna __; educated Benzin Russian Poland HS; married Bessie Terry Aug 21, 1920 Toledo; 1914 came to U.S.; 1920-34 mgr gen store, Waukon; 1934- opr Ladies Apparel Store, Waukon; Interstate Mchts Council of Chicago; IOOF; Jewish Synagogue; non-partisan; hobby: reading; off & res Waukon.

Senneff, Ray L.: Manager Lumber Co.; born Carroll Co., IL Mar 18, 1886; son of Joel F. Senneff & Ellen Bayts; educated Carroll Co., IL; Stennan Inst, Dixon IL; Brown's Business Coll, Sterling, IL 1904; married Jessie J. Dighton June 14, 1909 Manchester; sons: Duane C., Paul G. & Kenneth D. (dec); 1905-08 emp by Hallister Lbr Co, Hopkinton; 1909-14 mgr Home Lbr Co., Wyoming; 1914-19 mgr New Home Lbr Co., Elkader; 1919-25 mgr McClenahan Lbr Co., Kimball, S.D.; 1925- mgr Eclipse Lbr Co, Waukon; Lumbermans Assn of Iowa; Northwestern Lumbermen Assn of Minneapolis, Minn; Kiwanis, dir; AF&AM, past master; Presbyterian Ch; Republican; off 306 W; res Waukon.

Shattuck, Luman: Farmer; born Allamakee o., Iowa Nov 17, 1878; son of Luman Shattuck & Emma A. Clark; educated Waukon; Waukon Business Coll, 1898; married Luella M. Feit Feb 14, 1921 Waukon; son: Robert L.; 1909- farmer, Allamakee Co.; charter mbr Allamakeee Co. Farm Bureau; mbr Allamakee co. AAA*; Presbyterian Ch; Republican; hobby: travel; res Route 1, Waukon.
~*note: the abbreviation key for AAA gives Agricultural Adjustment Administration or American Automobile Association; it isn't known to which of these organizations Mr. Shattuck belonged, although the former is more likely.

Sivesind, John A.: Farmer; born Allamakee Co., Iowa Oct 23, 1905; son of Ingman J. Sivesind & Caroline Nash; educated Waukon HS; Iowa State Teachers College, 1926; married Olive F. Tolander Oct 20, 1932 Allamakee co.; son: Gordon R.; daughter: Coreen O.; 1928- farmer, Allamakee co.; twp trustee 9 years; past twp dir; Allamakee Co. Farm Bureau; past first cow testing supvr Dairy Herd Improvement Assn, Allamakee co.; St. John's Lutheran Ch; past pres Luther League Young People's Soc; Republican; hobby: travel; res Route 1, Waukon.

Steele, Joseph B.: Attorney; born Postville, Iowa Feb 25, 1912; son of James W. Steele & Frances Bromelkamp; educated Postville HS; Columbia Coll, BA 1933; U of Iowa, JD 1936; 1936- prac law, Postville; 1936- J.P.; 1939- city atty; legal advisor Allamakee Clayton Co. Electric Corp since 1938; Commercial Club, pres 1938; Catholic Ch; Democrat, nominated as candidate for State Sen, past pres Young Democrat Club; hobbies: sports, football & reading; off & res Postville.

Stillman, Linus Phipps: Real Estate & General Insurance Office; born Harpers Ferry, Iowa Jan 1, 1872; son of Linus Proper Stillman & Mary Phipps; educated Palo Alto Co.; married Nina Felicia Wells Oct 25, 1899 Palo Alto Co; sons: Linus P., Gerald W. & James; daughters: Bernice (Mrs. Ray M. Koon) & Nadine; 1897-98 & 1898-99 bkkpr & teller First Natl Bank, Emmetsburg; 1899-1924 cashier Dolivers Savings Bank; 1924- dist agt for Bankers Life Ins Co of Des Moines, also real estate & farm mgr, Dolliver; 1899-1919 secy bd of education, Dolliver; mbr town council since 1902; Vernon twp Palo Alto Co assessor; 1893-97 sch treas, Vernon twp; 1920- mbr Emmet Co bd of education; mbr Co K 52nd Iowa National Guard, Emmetsburg 1889-1900 2nd Lt; during Sp-Amer War ent Apr 26, 1898 Co K 52nd Iowa inf vol, Camp Thomas Chickamauga Park Ga corp, disch Oct 30, 1898 ; United Spanish War Veterans (USWV), past commander camp 17, adjt, past jr & sr commander state dept; Sioux City & Nat'l Assn of Life Underwriters; Emmet co Farm Bureau; IOOF; OES 223; AF&AM 533; RAM 128; York Rite 52; Scot Rite; Za-Ga-Zig Shrine; Methodist Ch; Republican, past county chmn 2 terms; hobbies: conservation, hunting, fishing, raising gladiolus; off Stillmans Insurance Agency; res Dolliver. (Emmet co., pg 427)

Stock, Harvey L.: Farmer; born Allamakee co, Iowa Sept 5, 1896; son of August B. Stock & Ella Ruegenmeier; educated Waukon HS 1915; married Mable G. Larson Nov 25, 1919 Harpers Ferry; son: Robert J.; daughters: Eleanor R. (Mrs. Melvin Nalting), Ella Mae, Marjorie J. & Shirley A.; 1921- farmer, Allamakee Co; past dir & treas Elk school dist.; mbr Allamakee county Fair Bd; dir Waukon Farmers Co-op Creamery; past secy & treas Allamakee Purebred Breeders Assn; charter mbr & past secy Allamakee Co. Farm Bureau; past pres Ware House Bd of County Agricultural Adjustment Administration (AAA); pres Waukon Commercial Club; Zion Reform Ch; Republican; hobby: travel; res Route 4, Waukon.

Stoneburg, Milton C.: Store Manager; born Herman, Minn Sept 9, 1895; son of Charles M. Stoneburg & Amanda Youngberg; educated Herman, Minn HS 1914; married Grace V. Cater Aug 2, 1920 Herman, Minn.; 1912-14 while at sch worked part time Herman Co-op Stores also 1914-17 & 1919-22; 1922-24 mgr Tunnel Shoe Store, Maobridge S.D.; 1924-26 asst mgr F.S. Jones Co., Marshall, Minn; 1926-27 ptr of F.S. Jones Co, Waukon, 1927 J.C. Penny bought F.S. Jones Co. stores, 1927- mgr, Waukon; during World War enl in U.S. Navy May 19, 1917, served 2 years & 4 months, disch after Armistice; Amer Legion post 62; Kiwanis; Waukon Golf Club; Waukon Gun Club; mbr Order Eastern Star, past worthy patron; AF&AM; Methodist Ch.; hobbies: bowling, golf, hunting; off J.C. Penney Store; res Waukon.

Stowe, H. Wilmer: Attorney; born Postville, Iowa Apr 14, 1879; son of Herman A. Stowe & Mary C. Courson; educated Fort Dodge HS 1896; mbr 1st Fort Dodge HS football team; Northwestern U, BS 1903, LLB 1905; mbr Adelpic LIterary Soc; Delta Theta Phi; married Beulah Blagden Aug 8, 1906 Sycamore IL (dec 1923); sons: Wilmer B., Ronald L. & Douglas R.; daughters: Helen V. (Mrs. Ralph E. Muns), Blanche A. (Mrs. Francis H. Muns), Mary Louise & Beulah B.; married Luella Hampton Campbell Nov 7, 1931 at Galena, IL; 1899-1900 emp by Gypsum Mills, Fort Dodge; 1901-02 emp by dairy, Fort Dodge; 1905- priv law prac, Fort Dodge; 1920-23 police judge, Fort Dodge; 1931-34 mbr sch bd, Fort Dodge; Webster Co. Bar Assn, secy; AF&AM 111; First Meth Ch; Republican; 1932-34 mbr 8th Congressional dist on Iowa St. Republican central com; 1936 delagate to Republican Nat'l convention, Cleveland Ohio; hobbies: driving, farming; off 305 Snell Bldg; res 728 Crest Ave, Fort Dodge. (Webster co., pg 1254)

Strub, Joseph H.: Chief of Police; born Lansing, Iowa July 17, 1896; son of Frank Strub & Catherine Ferring; educated Lansing; Business Coll, La Crosse Wis; married Tresa Maary Blanchard May 10, 1921 Lansing; sons: Joseph Henry & Robert Williams; 1919-23 farmer, Dubuque Co.; 1928-34 patrolman on Dubuque Police Dept, 1934-37 desk sgt, 1937-39 detective & clk of police court, 1939- chief of police; during World War enl in U.S. army 1918 motor transport company, field arty replacement, Camp Jackson Columbia S.C. in hdqrs co., disch Jan 1919; Amer Legion post 6; Iowa Assn Chiefs of Police, VP; Juvenile Co-ordinating Council; Boys Club, dir; KC; hobbies: fishing & handball; off City Hall; res 1675 Alta Vista, Dubuque. (Dubuque co., pg 417)

Stucki, Frank E.; Clergyman; born Black River Falls, Wi. July 5, 1895; son of Rev. Jacob Stucki & Johanna Reinbeck; educated Jackson Co., Wi; Mission House Academy; Mission House College; Mission House Theological Seminary of Zion Reform church, Sheboygan, Wi., BA 1916; Princeton, theological seminary, BD 1920; married Hulda M. Kehele June 14, 1922 Portland, Ore; sons: Donald F. & Curtis W.; 1920-22 pastor Reform church, Portland Ore; 1922-31 pastor St. John’s Reform church, La Crosse, Wi; 1931- pastor Zion Reform Church, Waukon; Tri-County Ministerial Assn; Republican; hobbies: gardening, fishing; residence 111 Lincoln Ave. Waukon.

Sutter, Clara Melissa: Poultry Editor & Producer; born Allamakee Co, Iowa Dec 26, 1875; daughter of John Bunyon Sutter & Mary Plank; ed Nora Springs Seminary 1896; Iowa State Teachers College special primary 1910, home economics 1914; Iowa St. Coll 1916, home economics & poultry; charter mbr Epsilon Sigma Phi, S.D. branch of natl org; 1891-98 rural sch tchr, S.D.; 1908-09 prin, Janesville schs; 1910-14 primary tchr, Aberdeen S.D.; 1916-17 in extn dept, Ames; 1917-21 home demonstration agt, Black Hawk Co; 1921-25 state specialist in poultry, Brookings S.D., one of 2 women state specialists in U.S.; 1925-30 poultry editor for the Farmers Wife, St. Paul, Minn, interviewer & demonstrator for Webb Publishing Co, traveled in middle west, Canada & gulf states, attd World's Poultry Congress in Canada 1927, 1930 att World's Poultry Congress in Crystal Palace in London England, 3 months toured British Isles by bus, also Belgium, Holland, Germany, Austria, Bavaria, Switzerland, Italy & France studying poultry farming, visited Oberammergau; 1930- poultry field editor for Farmer magazine, lecturer on travels & industries of women, demonstrator & broadcaster on poultry; owns & resides on farm, opr hatchery of large white leghorns, raises 1500 baby chicks yearly, keeps 100 hens, uses electric egg cleaner , prepares own feeds & does own blood testing & culling; 1926- on program U of Minn during Farm & Home Week; 1926- judge of 4-H Clubs Poultry Shows held in St. Paul Minn; 1st permanent home demonstraton agt in Iowa also 1st cold-pack canning demonstrator in Clayton Co; Poultry Science Assn; Amer Poultry Assn, life mbr; S.D. & Minn St Poultry Assns; Womans Club; Garden Club; Methodist Ch; hobbies: antiques, pottery, has collection of pottery from every country in Europe; father came to Iowa from Ind in covered wagon 1848, homesteaded in Allamakee Co, mother pioneer 1853, celebrated 50th anniversary of living on homestead; mother's father Meth minister, circuit rider, Wis, Ill & Iowa; father's father hauled freight on Mississippi to New Orleans for many years; off & res Monona. (Clayton co., pg 301)


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