The Iowa Press Association's
Who's Who In Iowa 1940
(Contributed By Misti Ann Adams)
Albaugh, Eugene: County Supervisor; born Cedar County, Iowa August 11, 1869; son of Daniel Albaugh and Jane Glancy; educated Cedar County Cornell Academy, Mount Vernon; married Carrie S. Johnston Feb. 23, 1891 Tipton; sons Earl, Don E, Lee, John, LeMar, Wayne, Paul (deceased); daughters Edith Alice, Ethel Erma (Mrs. D. J. McGrath), Faye (Mrs. John F. Flint), June; 1889-1899 farmer, Franklin County; 1899-1901 & 1905-1908 clerk in Weldons General Store, Iowa Falls; 1901-1903 farmer, Monango North Dakota; 1903-1905 farmer, Motley Minnesota; 1908-1919 farmer, Iowa Falls, 1919-1925 Nashua; 1930- Chickasaw County supervisor, Chairman of the board 4 years; 1903-1905 township clerk, Motley Minnesota; 1917-1918 director Hardin County School Board; Lions; Methodist Church; hobby; fishing; office and residence Nashua.
Alt, Adolf; Merchant; born Rhein Pfalz, Germany May 19, 1882; son of Adam Alt and Louise Beinbrech; educated Rhein Pfalz Germany; married Louise Beinbrech Feb 6, 1904 Hawkeye; sons Ludwig, Gustaf, August, Herman; 1894-1897 apprentice shoemaker, Rhein Pfalz Germany; 1897-1903 shoemaker, Rhein Pfalz Germany; 1903-1905 farmer, Fayette County; 1905 shoe merchant, Alta Vista; member city council 24 years; director Alta Vista State Bank; Chamber of Commerce, charter member, director, director; Lutheran Church, past treasurer 4 years; hobbies; hunting, fishing; office and residence Alta Vista.
Babcock, Reuben Emerson: Publisher; born Clermont, Iowa Aug 21, 1873; son of Comfort E Babcock and Catherine Emerson; educated Fayette and Chickasaw County schools; 1886-1889 associated with father on the Independent, Fredericksburg; 1889-1892 apprentice printer with Ackermann Brothers & Heinz, Omaha Nebraska; 1893-1898 journeyman printer, Chicago Illinois and Tennessee; 1898-1901 publisher Hawkeye Beacon, Hawkeye, 1901-1902 Vidett, Alta Vista, 1902-1903 Signal, Sumner, 1904-1906 Denver Post, Denver; 1906-1918 journeyman printer Post, Denver; 1906-1918 journeyman printer in Midwest & southern states, during this time homesteaded near Heber Springs Arkansas; 1818 with brother partner in Babcock Brothers job printing business, New Hampton, 1931- publisher weekly New Hampton Economist, 1939- publisher New Hampton American; Chamber of Commerce, past secretary; IOOF 556, past noble grand; hobbies; mechanics, wood & metal; office Locust Avenue; residence New Hampton.
Barnett, Donald W.: Clerk of District Court; born New Hampton, Iowa Mar 21, 1908; son of John J. Barnett and Elizabeth Clifford; educated New Hampton High School 1928; Hamilton Business Collage, Mason City 1932; 1929-1931 bookkeeper Booth & Olsen Construction Company, Sioux City; 1932-1935 bookkeeper for William O'Neil Construction Company of Faribault Minnesota; 1935-1936 clerk for Milwaukee Railroad, La Crosse Wisconsin; 1936-1939 with brother in retail store, New Hampton; 1939- clerk of district court, New Hampton; Chamber of Commerce, Knight of Columbus 1697; St. Joseph's Catholic Church; Democrat, Chickasaw County Young Democrats Club; hobbies; fishing, tennis; office Courthouse; residence New Hampton.
Bellamy, James Bailey: Postmaster; born Nashua, Iowa Aug 4, 1875; son of George Thomas Bellamy and Sarah Augustus Smith; educated Nashua; Curtis Business Collage, 1905 Minneapolis Minnesota; married Franc Hunter 1899 Northwood (deceased 1903); sons Gaylord George; married Zoa Marie Sutherland Nov 3 1903 Nashua; 1894-1895 yard man, Northern Lumber Mill Company; Minneapolis Minnesota; 1895-1896 & 1901 partner of father, lumber and machinery business, Nashua; 1896-1899 manager elevator for father, Lyle Minnesota; 1899-1901 operator elevator for Western Grain Company, Nashua; 1901-1902 laborer, machinery & livestock director, partner of brother S. B. Bellamy, Nashua; 1902-1904 manager of estate for mother, Nashua; 1904-1910 established and operated poultry, livestock and machinery business, Nashua; 1910-1914 farmer, Floyd County; 1914-1921 lumber director, partner of brother; 1921-1932 farmer, Nashua; 1932- Postmaster, Nashua; past member Nashua town Council; Iowa Postmaster's Assn, Chairman Chickasaw County church; past member Chickasaw county Farm Bureau; Lions, president & past secretary; hobbies, horses & fishing; office & residence Nashua.
Benz, Louis Frederick: Farmer; born Buena Vista County, Illinois Feb 4, 1862; son of George Louis Benz and Magdalene Bender; educated Chickasaw County; married Susan Schlatter May 24, 1888 Fayette County (deceased Nov 9, 1930); sons Earl, Harold, Elmer, Kenneth; daughters Nora (Mrs. Frank Kuhl), Matilda (Mrs. Albert Benter), Vivian (Mrs. Clarence Hoeft), Ethel (Mrs. Victor Black); 1888- farmer, specializes in raising purebred Shorthorn cattle; past member, past president & past director Chickasaw County Farm Bureau; past member Stapleton township 4 school board more than 50 years; past township trustee; 1909-1915 Chickasaw County Supervisor; 1920-1922 Iowa State representative; Modern Woodmen of America, past venerable council, Lutheran Church, past trustee, residence Route 1, Lawler.
Blatti, Arthur Carl: Farmer & County Supervisor; born Chickasaw County, Iowa May 15, 1886, son of Bartholemew Blatti and Magdaline Alleman; educated New Hampton High School; Oliver Collage of Commerce 1909; married Atense Klatt Jan 1, 1913 New Hampton; son Alindo Herman; 1906-1907 fireman Milwaukee Railroad, Milwaukee Wisconsin; 1907-1913 on farm with father; 1913- farm manager for Herman Klatt, near New Hampton; 1934- Chickasaw County supervisor, New Hampton; director Chickasaw County Farm Bureau; Iowa State & American Farm Bureaus; Farmers Creamery, 1934-1940 director; Iowa State Assn of County Supervisors; Chamber of Commerce, Knights of Columbus 183; Lutheran Church; hobbies; horses, dogs, fishing, hunting; office and residence New Hampton.
Bloom, Norton: Secretary-Treasurer Manufacturing Company; born Charles City, Iowa Apr 2 1890; son of Nicholas Henry Bloom and Catherine Lydia Loos; educated Nashua High School 1906; married Edith Kascht June 15, 1912 Waterloo (deceased 1902); daughter Virgene Catherine; married Celie Schermer Oct 29, 1925 Dubuque; daughter Helene Dorothy; 1905-1909 reorganized Bloom Manufacturing Company, established by father 1904; 1909 incorporated; 1909- secretary-treasurer, sales territory west of Chicago, south of Arkansas, west to Rockies, US & Canada, manufactured manure spreaders; operated farms, Floyd & Chickasaw Counties, specialized in hogs & Brown Swiss & Jersey Dairy cattle; director First Nashua State Bank; 1922- secretary-treasurer Big Four Fair Association; past member Nashua city council 12 years; Iowa State Manufacture Association; Floyd County Cow Test Association Commercial Club, past secretary & treasurer; St. Michaels Catholic Church; Rep, past member Chickasaw County Rep Central Com; hobbies; golf, fishing; office & residence Nashua.
Bolton, Grace Mildred: Librarian; born Tomah, Wisconsin, daughter of Edwin Latham Bolton and Rosaline Cody; educated Tomah Wisconsin High School; Wisconsin State Teachers Collage, Milwaukee Wisconsin, PeD; U of Washington, Seattle Washington; U of Wisconsin Lib School, Madison Wisconsin; 1902-1912 teacher primary grades, Tomah, Wausau & Racine Wisconsin; 1912-1927 primary teacher, Minneapolis Minnesota; 1934-1937 manager Bronson Antique Shop, Long Beach California; 1938- librarian Nashua Public Library; Iowa Liberal Assn; past member Minneapolis Classroom Teacher Association; NEA, past member; Women's City Club, Long Beach California; Emanon Club, Nashua, Daughters of the Revolution, Minneapolis Minnesota chapter; Toman Order of Eastern Star 6 past pianist, past secretary; hobbies; antiques, music, office and residence Nashua.
Braun, Fred: Clergyman; born Rothenburg, Bavaria July 6, 1878; son of Leonard Braun and Karolina Mueller; educated Jr. Collage Seminary; Capital U, Columbus, Ohio, DD 1932; married Emma H. Herr June 26, 1902 Webster South Dakota; sons Theodore, Adolph, Walter, Arthur, Winifred; daughters Helen, Clara; employed by Board of Foreign Missions, American Lutheran Church, finance secretary; pastor American Lutheran Church, New Hampton; author books; South of the Equator; hobby; stamp collecting; office & residence 242 south Water Avenue, New Hampton.
Breitbach, Edward Anthony: Farmer; born Wapello, Iowa June 13, 1891; son of Charles Frank Breitbach and Catherine Schmidt; educated Wapello High School 1910; married Mabel French Sept 18 ---- Independence; sons Donald Raymond, Edward Anthony Jr., Richard; daughters Viola Marie (Mrs. Joseph Pulmersheim), Catherine (Mrs. Norbert Schwickerath), Ruth; 1919-1920 farmer near Independence; 1920- farmer, Chickasaw County; 1935- farmer near New Hampton; specializes in Guernsey purebred cattle; past member Jacksonville township school board; 1937- chairman AAA, Chickasaw County; Chickasaw County Farm Bureau, past township chairman, Jacksonville chairman; Iowa State & America Farm Bureaus; Knights of Columbus 1697; St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Jericho; hobby; baseball, residence Route 1, New Hampton.
Brigadier, Benjamin Alfred: district Agent Life Insurance Company; born New York, New York Jan 1, 1882; son of Joseph Brigadier and Cecelia -----; educated Cedar Valley Seminary, Osage 1904; married Florence M. Muller May 29, 1933 Mason City; 1904- agent for Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, supervisor Chickasaw, Floyd, Mitchell & Howard Counties, resident New Hampton, 1908- district agent, 1933 winner President's District Agents Cup for most efficient agency in US; past member New Hampton Independent School District 1939; director Mid-America Casualty Insurance Company, Kansas City; Assn of Insurance Agents of Iowa, past president, past secretary; Assn of District Insurance Agents; Rotary, past president and Ch member; Chamber of Commerce, Lions organizer, past president, past member, member and organizer Ariston, past president and past secretary; Ancient Free & Accepted Masons 274; Royal Arch Mason, past high priest; Knights Templar, York Rite; El Kahir Shrine, Congregational Church; Rep, past Co chairman 18 years, past member state central committee 4th district, 1930-1932, delegate to Republican national convention, Cleveland, 1936; hobby, collecting elephants, has 300 from all parts of world; office 201 Unity Building, residence 323 East Main, New Hampton.
Carney, Harry James: General Insurance Agent; born Chickasaw County, Iowa Oct. 22 1890; son of James Carney and Anna Bice; educated New Hampton High School; married Lena Rehorst October 9, 1916 New Hampton; sons Harry James Jr., Gerald Francis; daughters Jeanne Margaret, Rose Mary, Joyce Marie; 1 year clerk Hurwig Grocery Store, New Hampton; 1909-1922 clerk Sheakley & Kennedy Brothers Department Store, New Hampton; 1922-1932 manager shoe department Sheakley & Kennedy Brothers, New Hampton; 1932- partner of C. B. Schnurr in general insurance agency H. J. Carney Insurance Agency, New Hampton; 1927 member city council; chairman board of trustees fire board; has held longest term of any councilman in history of New Hampton; chamber of commerce; New Hampton Golf & Country Club; past president; Knights of Columbus 1697; St. Joseph Catholic Church; hobbies; fishing, hunting, golf; son Harry born May 13, 1918, attends ISTC, active in basketball, 1939 & 1940 chosen by Des Moines Register cn 3rd All-State Team in High School football, son Gerald born May 6, 1919, attends Iowa State collage; daughter Jeanne Margaret, born January 31, 1923, Rose Mary born May 3, 1926, Joyce Marie born May 14, 1936; office Commercial Block; residents North Walnut, New Hampton.
Caulfield, John D.: Physician & Surgeon; born Chicago, Illinois august 4, 1901; son of John Gregory Caulfield and Mary McBride; educated Chicago; DePauw Academy 1919; DePauw U, Bachelor of science 1926; Loyola U Chicago Illinois, MD 1929; North Illinois College of Optometry, OD 1931; past secretary Phi Beta Pi; married Marie Schilling February 14, 1931 Chicago, Illinois; daughter Patricia Marie; 1921-1929 optometrist, Chicago Illinois; 1929 interne Mercy Hospital Chicago Illinois; 1931-1933 grad work in Chicago Eye & Ear Hospital; charitable eye & ear infirmary; 1933-1939 practiced medicine & optometry, Chicago Illinois; 1939- eye, ear, nose & throat specialist, New Hampton; Chickasaw County & Iowa State Medical Societies; AMA; Rotary; New Hampton Golf & Country Club; Knights of Columbus 1070; St. Joseph's Catholic Church; hobbies; photography, hunting, fishing; office Wilkins Block, residence Main, New Hampton.
Chase, Fred C.; Partner in Farm Equipment Company; born Hesper, Iowa March 4, 1879; son of David G. Chase and Mary Allen; educated Hesper High School; married Hazel E. Swanger December 16, 1908 Fredericksburg; daughter Marjorie Alberta (Mrs. William Gisel); 1903-1907 yardman Wilbur Lumber Company, Decorah; 1907-1911 & 1916-1920 manager Eclipse Lumber Company, Fredericksburg; 1911-1916 auditor Crown Lumber Company, saw mill & 100 lumber yards, Calgaria Alberta Canada; 1920- partner of Alec Milne, distributor of pumps, windmills, water systems, tanks etc, territory covers 17 counties in NE Iowa; past member school board, Fredericksburg; Iowa Implement Directors Association; Commercial Club; Ancient Free & Accepted Masons 333; hobbies; fishing, hunting; office & residence Fredericksburg.
Christensen, Wendell Holmes: County Treasurer; born Bremer County Iowa July 6, 1899; son of Marius Christensen and Marie Holm; educated Nashua High School 1920; married Lauretta Forbes February 3, 1922 Waterloo; sons Ronald Paul, Welden Forbes, Wendell Holmes; daughter Waneta Aileen; 1920-1932 clerk and bookkeeper First State Bank, Nashua, later asst cashier; 1934- Chickasaw county treasurer; past secretary-treasurer Greenwood Cemetery Assn, Nashua; past member Nashua independent school district; past treasurer Big Four Fair Assn, Nashua; NE District County Treasurer Assn; Chamber of Commerce Nashua; past secretary & treasurer; Knights of Pythias 183; Methodist Church; hobby, golf; office Courthouse, Residence Linn Avenue, New Hampton.
Cronin, John Richard: Attorney; born Algonia, Iowa January 14, 1911; son of John R. Cronin and Anna Boylson; educated Dowling Academy 1928; U of Iowa, BA 1932; JD 1934; Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Phi Alpha Delta, past supreme justice; married Lucille J. Rodamaker October 12, 1935 Minneapolis Minnesota; son Thomas Richard; daughter Mary Lucille; 1934- practice law Nashua; Nashua city attorney; Iowa St & 13th Judicial District Bar Associations; Lions, director, St. Michaels Catholic Church; Reps Bradford Township chairman, Chickasaw County Rep Central Com; hobbies; fishing, motor travel; office & residence Nashua.
Donohue, Edward Patrick: Attorney; born Iowa City, Iowa March 15, 1899; son of Daniel Donohue and Julia Fitzpatrick; educated Iowa City High School; St. Mary’s Collage, Kansas 1916; U of Iowa, LLB 1924; Phi Delta Phi; Phi Kappa; married Edna Graham June 12, 1924 Clear Lake; son Richard Louis; 1924- practice law, 1924-1929 associate with M. E. Geiser in firm, Geiser, Donohue & Geiser, New Hampton; 1930-1934 Chickasaw County Attorney; 1934- Iowa State Senate, Rep majority floor leader of 48th session, chairman judiciary com sin 1934; city attorney, New Hampton; attorney for consolidated school district; during World War enlisted US Navy May 1917, Great Lakes naval training station, 20 months transport service, making trips over seas, discharged November 1919, , 1st class quartermaster; American Legion; 13th Judicial District Bar Association, past president; Iowa State Bar Association, director; American Bar Association; Rotary; Chamber of Commerce, past secretary, BPOE 418; Knights of Columbus 1697; St. Joseph’s Catholic Church; hobbies; golf, fishing; office & residence New Hampton.
Dowling, Thomas J: Clergyman; born Killarney, Ireland January 31, 1878; son of James J. Dowling and Johanna Slattery; educated College of Killarney 1897; Seminary of Carlo, Dublin, Ireland 1901; ordained in Ireland for Dubuque; 1901 came to America, 1st citizen of Dubuque County to be naturalized after present naturalization law was passed; 1901-1912 asst. pastor, St. Patrick’s church, Dubuque, 1912-1917 St. Mary’s church, McGregor, 1917-1930 St. Mary’s Church, Eldora; 1930- pastor St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, New Hampton, dean of New Hampton Deanery; Chamber of Commerce; past member Kiwanis; hobby; golf; office St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, residence 154 North Broadway, New Hampton.
Eastman, Fannie: Retired; born Bradford, Iowa March 11, 1864; daughter of Samuel Finley Eastman and Hannah Vinton Dickinson; educated Bradford Academy; Grinnell College 1882; 1882-1902 school teacher, Chickasaw County & Nashua; 1902-1934 librarian, Nashua; 1934- retired, Nashua; past member Iowa State Lib Association; sponsor of Girl Scouts, Nashua troop 1; charter member Isabelle Club, past president, Congregational Church; hobby, young people; resident Nashua.
Ellison, George Erwin: Publisher; born Vinton, Iowa February 15, 1870; son of George Leonard Ellison and Hepsie Burnham; educated near Vinton; Tilford Academy, Vinton; married Luella York June 13, 1894 Vinton; son Dr. George Merwin; 1894 typesetter on Weekly Wymorean, Wymore Nebraska, 6 months; 1895-1899 printer’s devil & apprentice Vinton Eagle, Vinton; 1899-1915 partner of J. J. Keller in publishing of Nashua Reporter, Nashua; 1915- publisher Reporter, Nashua, 1918 consolidated Nashua Post with the Reporter, Nashua; 1905-1908 member city council; 1908-1919 city clerk; past member school board 9 years, Nashua, past president 3 years; trustee pub lib since 1912, 6 years president; director Big Four Fair many years; director First Nashua State Bank 3 years, 2 years Vice-President; Knights of Pythias, chancellor commander 1913-1914; Lions, president & keeper of den 1939-1940; Ancient Free & Accepted Masons 129, master 1906-1908; secretary 1909-1924; Royal Arch Mason; Scot Rite I; El Kahir Shrine; Congregational Church; Represented past del to county & state convention; office Reporter; residence Nashua.
Faragher, Ray Franklin: Abstracter; born Anamosa, Iowa September 10, 1898; son of George Franklin Faragher and Della M. Strawman; educated Anamosa High School 1916; Cornell Academy 1920; Cornell College 1924; married Margaret J. Buck June 11, 1924 Waterloo; prior to 1920 clerk in Gildner Brothers Clothing Store, Anamosa, 1924-1925 Clerk, New Hampton; 1925-1932 Clerk in F. A. Harris Abstract office, New Hampton; 1932-1935 junior partner in F. A. Harris Abstract office, New Hampton; 1935- owner and operator Abstract & Title Service, New Hampton; 1928-1932 Chickasaw County recorder; 1939- member city council, New Hampton, during World War enlisted US Army September 1918 in Company B Section B SATC, motor transport, Ames, discharged December 1918; American Legion, charter member Anamosa past, past comm. New Hampton post 38; Iowa & American Title Associations; Rotary, charter member & past director; New Hampton Golf & Country Club; Knights of Pythias 183; Methodist Church, past trustee; hobby: golf; office Courthouse; residence North Locust, New Hampton.
Feuling, Eugene Julius: Editor & Publisher; born Chickasaw County, Iowa October 8, 1881; son of Julius Feuling and Magdalena Zimmer; educated Ionia High School 1900; ISTC, BA 1903; MA 1904; business manager Normal I 1903-1904; graduate work Chicago U 1905; Xanno, charter member, past president; married Edna Pearl Miller July 31, 1907 Marathon; son John Eugene; daughters Lucile Magdalena (Mrs. Paul C. Richmond), Louise Caroline; 1904-1907 superintendent of schools, Marathon, 1907-1908 Lawler; 1909-1913 Chickasaw County superintendent of schools; 1910- editor & publisher New Hampton Tribune, New Hampton; Vice-President & director First National Bank; 1940- special assistant to regional director of 2nd region of Fed Surplus Commodities Corp, food stamp division, July 1, 1940 renamed Surplus Marketing Administration of USDA, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; past member school board, New Hampton; IPA, 1920 president, past director, past treasurer, past vice-president; National Edit Association; an organizer of Chamber of Commerce New Hampton; Rotary, director, New Hampton Golf & Country Club, past president; Knights of Columbus, past grand knight; St. Joseph’s Catholic Church; Democrat, past chairman Chickasaw County Democrat Central Com, past chairman Democrat 4th congregational district, member Democrat State Central Com 1914-1927 & 1933-1935, chairman 1921-1927 & 1933-1935; hobbies; golf, fishing; office Tribune; residence New Hampton.
Feuling, John E.: Managing Editor Newspaper; born New Hampton, Iowa December 2, 1915; son of Eugene J. Feuling and Edna P. Miller; educated New Hampton High School 1934; U of Iowa 1937; Babson Institute 1938; Phi Kappa Psi; Sigma Delta Chi; 1929-1937 apprentice in shop of New Hampton Tribune, New Hampton, 1937-1940 office & advertising manager, 1940- partner and managing editor; IPA; National Edit Association; Chickasaw County Fish & Game Association, secretary; Chamber of Commerce, secretary; New Hampton Golf & Country Club; Knights of Columbus 1697; St. Joseph’s Catholic Church; Democrat, member Chickasaw County Y D Club; hobbies; golf, hunting, office Tribune; residence New Hampton.
Forbes, Lacey Stewart: Dentist; born St. Louis County, Missouri January 27, 1863; son of Charles Michael Forbes and Nellie Emerson; educated St. Louis County High School; U of Iowa, DDS 1891; married Jessie Blanche Smith – West Union; daughter Laura Odetta, Lauretta H. (Mrs. Wendall Christensen); 1887-1991 asst to Dr. J. M. Dorman, Fayette; 1891-1904 partner of Dr. Dorman, dentist, Fayette; 1904- dentist, Nashua; past member Mason City District Dental Society; past member Iowa State Dental Society; past member ADA; AF&AM 129; hobby; fishing; office & residence Nashua.
Forkenbrock, Everest Bernard: Dentist; born New Hampton, Iowa February 18, 1940; son of Joseph I Forkenbrock and Anna Collins; education Columbia Academy Dubuque 1922; Columbia College Dubuque 1924; U of Iowa, DDS 1930; Phi Kappa; married Eleanor Blethen June 1, 1938 Dubuque; daughter Kay Frances; 1930- dentist New Hampton; in medical reserve corps, commissioned 1st lieutenant Feb 2, 1930; CD 1697; St Mary’s Catholic Church; hobbies; sports, baseball; office Forkenbrock Building; residence N. Linn, New Hampton.
Frantzen, Joe J: Farmer & Stockman; born Sioux City, Iowa April 12, 1882; son of Peter Frantzen and Catrine Stiechien; education Sioux College; married Rose Statzer January 14, 1907 Haver Hill; son John V, Joe W, Leonard C; daughters Olivia (Mrs. James Ralph), Marie (Mrs. Leo Hilsman), Dorothy (Mrs. Tom Reynolds), Freda, Bernice, Helen, Joan; 1907-1911 farmer, Marshall County; 1911- farmer, Chickasaw County over 40 head of Hereford cattle; dir & pres Alta Vista State Bank; 1932 member Farm Debt Com of Dept of Agricultural; 1925- Secretary Washington township 8 school board; Chickasaw County, Iowa State and National Farm Bureaus; Alta Vista Commercial Club; Catholic Order of Foresters; St. Bernard Catholic Church, trustee; hobbies; fishing, motor travel, residence Route 1, Alta Vista.
Gardner, Paul Erastus: Physician & Surgeon; born Hawkeye, Iowa September 17, 1873; son of Erastus Alexander Gardner and Janet Thompson; educated Oelwein College 1893; U of Iowa, MD 1896; married Cora May Tibbitts March 12, 1896 Sumner (deceased April 1940); daughter Pauline (Mrs. A. G. Tucker); 1896-1901 practice medicine & Surgery, Hazleton; 1901- practice medicine & an organizer New Hampton Clinic, New Hampton; past member New Hampton independent school district 20 years; Chickasaw County Medical Society, past president; Iowa State Medical Society, past director, president district council, American Medical Association; American Association of Railroad Surgeons, 1924 president; phys for GW Railroad; Missouri Valley Medical Society, president 1926; Chamber of Commerce; New Hampton Golf & Country Club; KP 183; OES; Ancient Free & Accepted Masons 274; Royal Arch Mason; Knights Templar; York Rite, past eminent community.; El Kahir Shrine; Methodist Church, past trustee; hobby; golf; office Wilkin Building; residence Water Avenue, New Hampton.
Goodsell, Robert Jay: Associate Editor; born on farm purchased by grandfather after Civil War, Bremer County near Nashua, Iowa January 12, 1909; son of Hugh C. Goodsell and Amy Day; educated rural schools & Nashua High School 1926, 1 year graduate work, staff member Nashua High Bubbler 1924-1926, editor-in-chief Bubbler Annual; U of Iowa, 1929-1930, reporter on school paper lowan & worked part time in shop; Zetagathian; night school U of Minnesota 1930-1931; reporter Minneapolis Journal 1930-1931; married Jean Perry June 18, 1931 Nashua (deceased February 12, 1932); married Hilda de Buhr June 22, 1937 Rockford; son Gregory Hugh; 1926-1929 apprentice in printing department Nashua Reporter, news correspondent for Des Moines Register, The Charles City Press, the Waterloo Tribune & the Dubuque Telegraph Herald; 1931-1932 owner Fairbank Iowa Advocate; 1932-1936 reporter on Nashua Reporter, Nashua, 1926- Associate editor, columnist of Bob-in’ Around; IPA; National Edit Association; Nashua High Alumni Association, past president & past secretary 1935 director 50th anniversary of 1st graduating class & editor of historical biographical book of Nashua High & Alumni; Quill & Scroll, charter member, past president; Lions; Boy Scouts of America troop 57, past assistant scoutmaster; past member DeMolay, Charles City; Congregational Church; Republican; hobbies; photography, history articles; wife an organizer and co-captain of Nashua Girl Scouts troop 1; office Nashua Reporter, residence Nashua.
Hanscom, Fred Lewis: Clergyman; born Camden, Maine October 6, 1870; son of Loring Lewis Hanscom and Sarah Jane Bridgham; educated Pike Academy, New York; married Alice Ward August 21, 1891 Sioux Falls South Dakota; sons Theodore Ward, Harvey Dewey, Loring Lewis; married Jessie E. Ford March 12, 1935 Algonquin Illinois; ordained 1891; 1891-1893 pastor Congregational Church, Sibley, 1893-1895 Moville, 1895-1900 Ionia, 1900-1905 Garner, 1905-1911 Abingdon Illinois, 1911-1921 Pittsfield Illinois, 1921-1924 Sycamore Illinois; summers 1921-1923 lecturer Acme Bureau, Des Moines; winters 1922-1923 lecturer Midland Bureau, Des Moines throughout West and Pacific Coast; 1924-1925 pastor Pilgrim Congregational Church, Chicago Illinois, 1925-1937 Congregational Church, Algonquin Illinois, 1937-1940 Nashua, 1940- pastor Little Brown Church in the Vale, Nashua, Lions chaplain; Ancient Free & Accepted Masons 129, Chaplain, Royal Arch Mason, hobbies; motor travel, fishing; office & residence Nashua.
Haumeder, Hans: Physician; born Innsbruck, Tirol, Germany July 5, 1890; son of Dr. Robert Haumeder and Editha Reich; educated Innsbruck, Krensmunster College; U of Vienna, MD 1914; graduate work in Vienna 1930 & 1939; married Marie Eva Kugler August 25, 1921 Iglau Moravia; son Robert Raphael; daughters Herta Adele, Maria Ethida, Ilise Doris; 1918-1923 assistant to Prof Ortner in Medical Clinic, U of Vienna; 1923 came to US; 1923-physician and specialist in internal medicine, New Hampton Clinic, 1929 naturalized; during World War enlisted 1914 in Germany, Medical corps, Tiroler Landesschutzen, regiment 3, wounded, discharged as captain 1918; Chickasaw County & Iowa State Medical Society; American Medical Association; New Hampton Golf & Country Club, director; Rotary; hobbies; fishing, hunting; office Wilkin Block; residence 128 East Prospect, New Hampton.
Haumeder, Mrs. Marie Eva: Physician; born Brunn, Austria January 2, 1900; daughter of Raphael Kugler and Adele Baar; educated Brunn Austria; Brunn U 1917; Vienna U, MD 1930; graduate work Mayo Clinic, Rochester Minnesota 1931-1934, specialized in pathology studies concerning cancer; U of St Paul, Master of Science in pathology; grad work Vienna 1939; married Hans Haumeder August 25, 1921 Iglau Moravia; son Robert Raphael; daughters Herta Adele, Maria Editha, Ilise Doris; 1923 came to US; 1934- practice medicine New Hampton Clinic, specialist in pathology; 1929 naturalized; Chickasaw County & Iowa State Medical Society; American Medical Association; American Med Women’s Association, sectary Iowa branch; Business & Professional Women; Schubert Club; Twentieth Century Club; past president, past treasurer; PTA; Music Mothers Association, past treasurer; New Hampton Golf & country Club; St. Mary’s Catholic Church; hobbies; housework, fishing, tennis, brother & sister are also doctors, both married doctors; office Wilkin Block; residence 128 East Prospect, New Hampton.
Heinmiller, Elmer C: Owner of Mill; born Elma, Iowa June 30, 1894; son of G. William Heinmiller and Minnie Schoenfield; educated Howard & Chickasaw Counties; Oliver’s College New Hampton; married Alvine Zieggenhagen April 11, 1917 New Hampton; sons E. Clifford, Wayne L; daughter Muriel Rose; 1913-1915 carpenter for Henry Kolthof, New Hampton; 1916-1918 carpenter foreman for Charles Emery, New Hampton; 1918-1926 construction superintendent for A. R. Coffeen general contractor, working in various parts of Iowa and Florida, headquarters New Hampton, also construction superintendent in building large hydro-electric plant at Mitchell; 1925-1926 owner & operator New Hampton Mill; was 1 of 2 to represent Iowa in formulating the Code of Fair Practice for Retail Feed & Milling Industry; one of organizers Iowa Millers & Feed directors Association; past president; charter member Independent Feed Directors of Iowa; Chamber of Commerce; Knights of Pythias; Lutheran Church; hobbies; hunting, fishing; office North Water; residence Main, New Hampton.
Herman, Harry F: Theater Owner; born New York City, New York March 21, 1893; son of Davis Herman and Ida Warner; educated Boy’s High, Brooklyn New York; U of Columbia 1914; married Clarine Frank September 18, 1921 Denver Colorado; daughters June, Jean; 1914-1915 employed by Oscar Hammerstein Music Hall, New York City; 1915-1918 assistant manager road shows, Arthur Hammerstein, New York City; 1918-1921 assistant manager Globe Theater for C. B. Dillingham, New York City; 1921-1922 manager road shows, Elliott, Comstock & Gest, New York City; 1922 Studio work for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Los Angeles California; 1923 & 1925-1929 traveling for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; 1923-1924 manager Orpheum Theater Clinton; 1924-1925 personal manager, Little Jack Little; 1929-1930 city manager Publix Theaters, Cedar Rapids; 1930-1932 Waterloo; 1932-1940 Iowa Salesman Warner Brothers Studios; 1940- owner and manager Firemen’s Theater, New Hampton; Allied Theater Owners of Iowa & America; Chamber of Commerce; BPOE, Des Moines; Ancient Free & Accepted Masons, New York City; hobbies, reading, rowing; office Firemen’s Theater; residence Krueger Apartments, New Hampton.
Howard, John Henry: Attorney; born Nashua, Iowa May 20, 1888; son of Elbert W. Howard and Clara J. Clay; educated Nashua 1907; U of Iowa, BA 1912, bachelor of laws 1915; Acacia, past president; Phi Delta Phi; married Mildred Elliott April 25, 1917 Cedar Rapids; daughters Dorothy May, Marjorie Jane; 1915-1918 practice law, Fredericksburg; 1918-1923 Chickasaw County attorney; 1918 – practice law, New Hampton; 1923-1932 member New Hampton Independent school board; American Bar Association; Iowa State Bar Association; 13th Judicial District Bar Association, past secretary; Chamber of Commerce; New Hampton volunteer Fire department, director, secretary-treasurer; Congregational Church; Republican, past chairman 7 years, member 15 years of 13th Judicial District Rep Central com, 1925- chairman Rep Co. Central Com; hobbies, outdoors, fishing, politics; office Main Street; residence North Chestnut, New Hampton.
Hurley, William Edward; Bank Cashier; born Wheaton Minnesota July 18, 1895; son of Thomas Hurley and Anna McGinley; educated Wheaton High School 1914; Dakota Business College, Fargo North Dakota; American Extension U of Los Angeles, law school 1916; married Florence Marie Daly August 5, 1924 Mooreton North Dakota; sons James William, William Emmett; 1916 bookkeeper Tappen State Bank, Tappen North Dakota, later bookkeeper Fargo Seed House, Fargo North Dakota; 1917 bookkeeper Tappen State Bank, Tappen North Dakota; 1919-1926 assistant cash Pettibone State Bank, Pettibone North Dakota, 1926-1931 cashier; 1931-1938 in closed bank department of State of North Dakota, Jamestown North Dakota; 1938- cashier Security State Bank, New Hampton past member school board, Pettibone North Dakota; past member Pettibone North Dakota town council; during World War enlisted June 17 in Fort Lincoln Bismarck 2nd North Dakota infertility, sent to Camp Greene North Carolina transferred to medical corps, over seas December 1917 from Camp Mills 161st ambulance corps, returned May 1919, discharged Camp Dodge May 1919; American Legion post 38, finance officer; Chickasaw County, Iowa state and American Bankers Association; Chamber of Commerce; Yeomen; BPOE 995; Knight of Columbus 1697; New Hampton Golf & Country Club; St Joseph’s Catholic Church; hobbies, golf, fishing; office Security State Bank; residence 106 Hale, New Hampton.
Jahnson, Albert: Publisher; born Eldora, Iowa April 1, 1874; son of Hans Jacob Jahnson and Martha Marie Tourson; educated Eldora High School; married Elizabeth Ann Carney January 14, 1915 New Hampton; son Stuart Cecil; 1892-1897 apprentice on Eldora Enterprise, Eldora; 1897-1907 comedian for German Medicine Co Medical show traveling through Midwest; 1907-1909 printer on Kanawha Record, Kanawha; 1909-1924 managing editor Dows Advocate; 1924- editor & publisher Fredericksburg News, Fredericksburg; played in First Regimental Band also in second Brigade Band, Eldora; one of organizers and member Fredericksburg Rube Band; past member and director town bands; Iowa Press Association: National Edit Association; American Press Association; Commercial Club; Ancient Free & Accepted Masons 333, past master 2 years; Royal Arch Mason; Knights Templar: York Rite; Methodist Church; hobbies; music, band; office Fredericksburg News; residence Fredericksburg.
Johnson, George Franklin: Farmer & Stockman; born Champaign County, Illinois March 8, 1887; son of Hans Johnson and Nancy Ann Tudor; educated Cole High School 1907; Cornell College 1908; married Margaret Leachman February 20, 1918 Fergus Falls Minnesota; sons Lloyd George, Gerald Franklin; daughters Mary Ann, Martha Louise; 1910-1913 farmer, Alberta Canada; 1913-1916 school teacher, Sheridan County North Dakota; 1916-1920 farmer near Wells Minnesota; 1920- farmer near New Hampton; Farm Bureau Service Co, president; American Farmers Mutual Life & Auto Insurance Company of Des Moines, president of board; past member Independent school board, past secretary; past secretary Warehouse Board past vice-chairman Corn-hog Committee; past vice-chairman Agricultural Adjustment Administration committee; Farm Bureau, Chickasaw County, past secretary, member 20 years; Iowa State & American Farm Bureaus; Democrat, delegate to 1940 state convention; hobby, reading, residence New Hampton.
Johnston, Samuel Edgar: Auctioneer; born New Hampton, Iowa August 3, 1870; son of William Johnston and Hannah Willard; educated New Hampton; married Margaret Effie Roberts October 30, 1895 New Hampton; 1888 for 6 months owner and operator dray line, New Hampton; 1889-1899 funeral director and mortician, partner of brother J. A. Johnston, New Hampton; 1898- auctioneer, New Hampton, member lib board; past fire chief 4 years; Chamber of Commerce, past president 6 years; Methodist Church; hobby autos; office & residence New Hampton.
Junko, John: Oil Dealer; born Howard County, Iowa November 3, 1889; son of Matthias Junk and Elizabeth Hovorka; educated Howard College; married Regina Fisher November 3, 1920 Spillville; son John Jr.; 1910- owner and operator filling station, Lawler, 1921- operator of bulk station, Lawler; built the community hall for Lawler; 1936 financed and gave town of Lawler big celebration, 25th anniversary of his business; past mayor; past member town council 12 years; Iowa Independent Oil Jobbers Association, past director 6 years; Commercial Club; Mt. Carmel Catholic Church; Democrat; hobbies, hunting, fishing; office & residence Lawler.
Kelson, Walter John: Dentist; born New Hampton, Iowa December 24, 1893; son of Ole Kelson and Belle Hanson; educated New Hampton High School 1914; U of Iowa, DDS 1918; Xi Psi Phi; married Florence Mohler November 18, 1920 New Hampton; 1918-1919 instructor dental college, U of Iowa; 1919- dentist, New Hampton; 1928- member park commission, New Hampton; during World War enlisted September 1918 Camp Dodge hospital corps, discharge November 1918, Commissioned 1st lieutenant in dental reserve corps; American Legion post 38, past community; Mason City District Dental Society, past president; Iowa St. Dental society, trustee since 1934; American Dental Association; New Hampton golf & Country Club; Ancient Free & Accepted Masons 274; hobbies, golf, fishing; office Commercial Building; residence 285 East Main, New Hampton.
Kennedy, Edward Matthias: Physician and Surgeon; born New Hampton, Iowa March 3, 1906; son of Matthias Kennedy and Anna Demuth; educated New Hampton High School 1925; Notre Dame U 1927; U of Iowa, MD 1931, represented senior class in student council U of Iowa; Nu Sigma Nu; 1931-1932 interne Albany New York Hospital; 1932 ship surgeon on SS Scanmale of the American Scantic Line out of New York City; 1933-1935 house surgeon in French Hospital, New York City; 1935 ship surgeon on SS Exeter of American Export Line & on SS Amapaia of the Standard Fruit & Steamship Company, both out of New York City; 1937- practice medicine & surgery, New Hampton associated with New Hampton Clinic; health officer, New Hampton; Chickasaw County Medical Society, secretary & treasurer; Iowa State Medical Society; American Medical Association; New Hampton Golf & Country Club; Knight of Columbus 1697; St Joseph’s Catholic Church; hobbies, golf swimming, tennis; office Clinic; residence 148 North Walnut, New Hampton.
Kennedy, John Francis: Bank Cashier; born New Hampton, Iowa January 8, 1902; son of William J Kennedy and Nora Donovan; educated New Hampton High School 1919; Notre Dame, Bachelor of Arts 1923; married Eleanor Mitchell August 31, 1935 Clear Lake; son Brian William; daughter Eleanor Lyn; 1923-1926 clerk First National Bank, New Hampton; 1926-1929 salesman Great Lakes Coal & Dock Co, headquarters Des Moines; 1929-1932 farm mortgage appraiser division of Travelers Insurance Company Hartford Connecticut, headquarters Minneapolis Minnesota; 1932- cashier First National Bank, New Hampton; 1934- member New Hampton Park board; Chickasaw County Bankers Association; Chamber of Commerce; Rotary, president; New Hampton Golf & country Club; Knight of Columbus 1697, past grand knight; St Joseph’s Catholic Church; Democrat, treasurer Chickasaw County Democrat Central Committee; hobby; motor travel; office First National Bank; residence West Hamilton, New Hampton.
Kennedy, Matthias: President Department Store; born Wabasha County, Minnesota September 3, 1968; son of John J Kennedy and Anna Flanagan; educated rural schools; Winona Minnesota State Normal 1887; married Anna Elizabeth Demuth September 14, 1897 New Hampton; sons Walter John, Joseph Rosco, Edward Matthias, Charles James (deceased July 21, 1927), Ralph Constantine; 1888-1890 rural school teacher, Wabasha County Minnesota; 1890-1892 employed by brothers James Edward, Constantine & William J in Kennedy Brothers General Store; 1892-1906 with brother William J organized Kennedy Brothers Cash Store, New Hampton, 1906- combined Kennedy Brothers with Sherman & Sheakley Department Store, incorporated, Vice-president, New Hampton, 1936- president renamed Sheakley & Kennedy, Incorporated.; operated 2 farms in Chickasaw County; president First National Bank; during World War chairman united organs war drive; Chamber of Commerce; New Hampton Golf & Country Club; COF, chief ranger; Knight of Columbus 1898, past grand knight; St Joseph’s Catholic Church; hobby, golf; office Sheakley & Kennedy incorporated; residence 148 North Walnut, New Hampton.
Kennedy, William Joseph; Attorney; born New Hampton, Iowa June 16, 1911; son of William Joseph Kennedy and Nora Donovan; education New Hampton 1929; Drake U 1930; Notre Dame, LLB 1935; Sigma Alpha Epsilon; married Eileen Kelly October 1, 1938 Cedar Rapids; son Michael Kelly; 1935- practice law, New Hampton; 1936- Chickasaw County attorney; American, Iowa State & 13th Judicial District Bar Associations; Chamber of Commerce; Knight of Columbus 1697, grand knight 1937; St Joseph’s Catholic Church; Democrat, Chickasaw County Y D Club, Y D Clubs of Iowa; hobbies, sports, gardening; office 210 Unity Building, residence South Locust, New Hampton.
Kerwick, Joseph Maurice: Physician & Surgeon; born Emmetsburg, Iowa March 31, 1892; son of Michael Francis Kerwick and Mary Egan; educated St Thomas Military Academy, St. Paul Minnesota; St. Joseph Academy, Dubuque; U of Iowa, Bachelor of Arts 1916, MD 1920; graduate work New York Post Graduate Collage 1931-1932; Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Nu Sigma Nu; married Helen J Appelman November 15, 1922 Holy Family Church, Mason City; 1920-1921 Interned Harper Hospital, Detroit Michigan; 1922-1931 practice medicine, Lawler; 1932- practice medicine, New Hampton, member St Joseph’s Hospital staff, past member school board, Lawler 5 years, during World War in SATCU of Iowa, discharged December 1918 in medical reserve corps; Chickasaw County Medical Society, past president; Iowa State Medical Society; American Medical Association; New Hampton Golf & Country Club; Chamber of Commerce; St Mary’s Catholic Church; hobbies; gardening, athletics; office Forkenbrock building; residence East Jefferson, New Hampton.
Koch, Emil Lawrence: Veterinarian; born Wyoming, Iowa March 29, 1915; son of Lewis J M Koch and Jessie G Guthrie; educated Wyoming 1932; Blackburn College, Carlindale, Illinois 1933; Iowa State Collage, DVM 1937; married Garland Eunice Isabel Coates September 23, 1939 Oak Park Illinois; 1937- veterinarian, Nashua; 1937 commissioned 1st lieutenant in veterinary reserve corps; Cedar Valley Veterinary Medical association; Ancient Free & Accepted Masons 129; Methodist Church; hobby, fishing; office & residence Nashua.
Koerth, Otto: Bank Cashier; born Bremer County, Iowa July 2, 1870; son of Samuel Frederick Koerth and Caroline Frisch; educated Sumner High School 1885; married Anna Davis October 24, 1895 Sumner; son Stanley Davis; daughter Ethel Hildred (Mrs. Harold McCleery), Marjorie Leone; 1887-1892 clerk in Clark & Austin Merchandise Store, Sumner; 1892-1897 partner of Golding & Koerth in merchandise business, Frederika; 1897-1902 in merchandise business partner of F H Davis, Ionia; 1902-1915 cashier Shaffer Brothers & Koerth Bank, Ionia; 1915- cashier First State Bank, Fredericksburg; treasurer Fredericksburg Independent school district; past member town council, Fredericksburg; past president Chickasaw County Bankers association; Iowa & American Bankers Assns; Commercial Club; Baptist Church; hobby, peonies; office & residence Fredericksburg.
Kout, Andrew Louis: President & Cashier of Bank; born Lawler, Iowa May 17, 1879; son of Hubert M Kout and Mary Agnes Meyer; educated near Lawler; Oliver College of Commerce Decorah 1901; married Helen Lorraine Enos June 11, 1910 Nashua; daughter Mary Lorraine (Mrs. Elliott Dobbie); prior to 1902 associated with father & brothers on farm, Chickasaw County; 1902-1903 clerk in Konzen Brothers General Store, Ionia; 1903-1908 clerk in M. J. Hershberg Dry Goods Store, Nashua; 1908-1910 bookkeeper Lipman & Laser private bank, Nashua; 1910-1931 assistant cash & cash First State Bank, Nashua; 1931-1938 Nashua State Bank & First State Bank merged into First Nashua State Bank, cashier & vice-president, 1938- president; 1939- trustee & treasurer lib board, Nashua; treasurer Independent school board, Nashua; treasurer Bradford township school board; past city treasurer; during World War chairman Liberty Loan bond subscription for Nashua, presented with medal purported to have been made from Germany’s cannon; Chickasaw County Bankers association, past president; Iowa Bankers association, past president group 4, past member council of administration; State Bankers assn; 1925- treasurer Big Four Fair association; Nashua Chautauqua committee, past secretary; Commercial Club, past secretary; Lions, treasurer; BSA, sponsor troop 57; St Michael’s Catholic Church, treasurer; hobbies, gardening, grapes & berries, golf; office First Nashua State Bank; residence Nashua.
Larkin, William Michael: Furniture Dealer & Mortician; born Dubuque Iowa July 18, 1886; son of William Larkin and Bridget O’Malley; educated Dubuque High School 1902; Columbia College, Dubuque 1904; Hohenschuh-Carpenter College, of Embalming 1909; married Ann Kettenhofen October 15, 1919 Dubuque; son Donald J; 1904-1905 steno for Telegraph-Herald, Dubuque; 1905-1906 steno for D. C. Glasser Tobacco Company, Dubuque; 1906-1918 employed by Richard Bennett Funeral Home, Dubuque; 1918-1920 funeral director & furniture director, New Ablin; 1920-1921 funeral director A C McAuley Funeral Home Mason City; 1921-1925 funeral director George Vroman Furniture & Undertaking, New Hampton; 1925- with O A Knutson owner furniture & undertaking business, New Hampton; 1929- Chickasaw County coroner; Iowa State Funeral Director & Embalmers association; National Funeral Directors association; Chamber of Commerce; Rotary; New Hampton Golf & Country Club; Knight of Columbus 1697; St Joseph’s Catholic Church; hobby, golf; office Larkin & Knutson Furniture Company; residence Walnut avenue, New Hampton.
Leach, C. Earl: Assistant Bank Cashier; born Fredericksburg, Iowa April 28, 1892; son of Joseph Franklin Leach and Adell Ackley; educated Fredericksburg High School 1910; Oliver College of Commerce, New Hampton 1911; married Nina M. Linderman September 24, 1914 St. Olaf; son Rollis Linderman; daughter Vivian Elizabeth; 1911 clerk in Sam Matutsky Clothing Store, New Hampton; 1911-1912 clerk in L. A. Farrand Drug Store, Sumner & New Hampton; 1912-1926 assistant cashier State Savings Bank, Fredericksburg, 1914 bank became First National Bank; 1926-1928 insurance agent partner of V. M. Upham, Fredericksburg; 1928-1929 cashier First National Bank; 1929- assistant cashier First State Bank, Fredericksburg; past member Independent school board 4 years; 1920- city treasurer; Commercial Club, secretary & treasurer; Chickasaw County, Iowa & American Bankers Association; Methodist Church; hobbies, farming, livestock; office & residence Fredericksburg.
Lovejoy, John Glenn: Superintendent of Schools; born Vinton, Iowa April 10, 1900; son of D. C. Lovejoy and ______; educated Vinton High School 1918; Coe College, Bachelor of Science 1924; U of Iowa, MA 1940; married Zelma Josephine Smith June 2, 1924 Chicago Illinois; son Dean Shannon, David Lee; during World War enlisted in USN June 10, 1918 at Waterloo, served at the Bremerton Navy yards, Bremerton Washington, Pelham Bay, New York and League Island, Philadelphia, discharged January 21, 1919; American Legion, past commander; Iowa State Teachers Association; United Commercial Travelers; Ancient Free & Accepted Masons; hobby, baseball; office & residence Nashua.
Lundt, William: Furniture Dealer & Funeral Director; born Guttenburg, Iowa December 7, 1872; son of Henry Lundt and Margaret Brockmann; educated Butler County; Hohenschuh-Carpenter Collage of Embalming 1903; married Laura Leiteritz April 18, 1895 Plainfield; son Loren William; daughter Laura A, Theckla (Mrs. Hugh S. Bell); 1897-1903 partner of Henry Luhring in Furniture & undertaking business; 1903- furniture director & funeral director, Nashua; past mayor, Nashua 4 years, past member Nashua city council 15 years; past director Nashua Independent school district 16 years; Iowa State Funeral Director & Embalmers Association; Tri-Co Funeral Directors Association; North-East Iowa Funeral Directors Association; Independent Order of Odd Fellows 391, past noble grand; Ancient Free & Accepted Masons 129; Royal Arch Mason, Charles City; Knights of Pythias 110; hobbies, fishing, gardening; office & residence Nashua.
McCRILLIS, Harold Lawrey: Veterinary Surgeon; born Des Moines, Iowa July 1, 1902; son of Irving S. McCrillis and Etta Lawrey; educated Des Moines East High School 1921; Iowa State College, DVM 1929; married Alice Mary Clark December 26, 1931 Ames; son John Clark; daughter Mary Lea; 1921-1924 worked on farm, Story County; 1924-1925 with Iowa State College dairy farm, Ames; 1929-1933 in tuberculosis eradication Iowa State Department of Agriculture, Des Moines 1930-1933 headquarters moved to Chariton; 1933-1934 veterinarian, Chariton; 1934-1936 in tuberculosis eradication USDA, Chariton; 1936- 5 months Bangs Eradication USDA Atlantic; 1936- Veterinarian, New Hampton, commission from USDA for Bangs Eradication work; Cedar Valley, Eastern Iowa, Iowa State & American Veterinary Medicine Association; Chamber of Commerce; Order of Eastern Star 34, past associate patron; Knights of Pythias 183; Ancient Free & Accepted Masons 63; Congressional Church; hobbies, athletics, baseball; office East Main; residence 135 West Main, New Hampton.
McDONNELL, John: Physician & Surgeon; born Rock Island Illinois march 9, 1871; son of Decatur S. McDonnell and Etola Hughes; educated Grant County Wisconsin; U of Wisconsin 1888; Kentucky School of Medicine, MD 1891; Chicago Post Graduate School 1907 & 1908; Post Graduate Polyclinic of New York 1908; married Lottie E. Ishmael September 8, 1892 Cassville Wisconsin; daughter Lucille (Mrs. Z. S. Fink); 1891-1899 practice medicine Glen Haven, Wisconsin 1899-1908 Arlington 1908- Nashua; surgeon IC RR: past member Nashua Independent school board; president Big Four Fair Association; published The General Practitioners Service to Medicine in Iowa State Medical Journal; 1927 presented plaque at Nashua High School athletes in appreciation of services; Chickasaw County Medical Society, past president, past secretary; Austin-Flint Cedar Valley Medical Society, president 1927; Iowa State Medical Society; American Medical Association; Lions, organizer and first president; Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Nashua; Knights of Pythias; Ancient Free & Accepted Masons 129; past master Arlington lodge; Royal Arch Mason 53; Knights Templar 55; El Kahir Shire; hobbies; fishing & roses; office & residence Nashua.
McKONE, James Lewis: Dentist; born Lawler, Iowa May 12, 1890; son of James McKone and Elizabeth McCarten; educated St Joseph’s Academy, Dubuque; U of Iowa, DDS 1915; Psi Omega; married Justina Nehl May 6, 1919 New Hampton; son Nehl James (deceased 1934), James J. William, Robert (deceased 1934); daughter Mary Elizabeth; 1915 dentist, Alta Vista, 1916 & 1919- New Hampton; Associated with New Hampton Clinic since organization; member staff St. Joseph Hospital; during World War enlisted August 1917 Camp Fort Snelling, Minnesota in Medical corps, commissioned 1st lieutenant, discharged Jan 8, 1919 Fort Snelling; American Legion; Mason City Dist & Iowa State Dental Societies; American Dental Association; Chamber of Commerce; St Joseph’s Catholic Church; hobbies, fishing, hunting; office Wilkins Building; residence 115 West Hamilton, New Hampton.
Maas, Harold V: Owner Oil Company; born Decorah, Iowa August 26, 1898; son of Cornelius Maas and Alice Bolger; educated Frederika grade schools; Oliver Business College, New Hampton 1917; married Anna Meswart September 25, 1921 Buck Creek; son Cletus Vincent; daughter June Darelth; 1915-1917 clerk in Charles Golding Grocery Company, Frederika; 1917-1918 employed in Warehouse Smith, Lichty, Hillman Company, Waterloo; 1918-1923 clerk Charles Golding Grocery Store, Frederika; 1923-1925 employed by Minger Oil Company, Sumner; 1925- organizer of Blue Line Oil Company, Tripoli, jobbers of Phillips 66, 1929- expanded to include New Hampton territory, is oldest jobber in service in Iowa; 66 jobbers in state; 1939 mayor, New Hampton; 1939- owner and operator 426 A farm, Chickasaw County, specializes in purebred Shorthorn cattle & feeds approximately 150 head of steers per year; director First National Bank of New Hampton; Iowa Independent Oil Jobbers Association; Independent Oilmen’s Association of America; Chamber of Commerce; New Hampton Golf & Country Club; BPOE 418; St Mary’s Catholic Church; hobbies, fishing, hunting; office & residence South Walnut, New Hampton.
Mahoney, Thomas Lloyd Bernard: Oil Dealer; born Alta Vista, Iowa June 16, 1897; son of Thomas Mahoney and Mary Murray; educated Alta Vista High School 1912; married Angela Keefe February 14, 1928 Alma; son Thomas Lloyd, John Francis; daughter Mary Katherine, Elizabeth Ann; 1912-1914 clerk in Conway Brothers Drug Store, Alta Vista; 1914-1919 clerk of H. H. Timmerman General Merchandise Store, Alta Vista; 1919-1921 clerk in Conway Brothers Drug Store; 1921-1922 truck driver Hart Oil Company, Alta Vista; 1922-1923 established and operated first service station in Alta Vista for Hart Oil Company; 1923- owner and operator filling station, Alta Vista; 1926-1930 owner and operator with A. J. Hart Super-Service Station and whole plant, Rochester Minnesota; 1932 road contractor and in gravel business, Chickasaw County; 1935-1938 livestock & cattle feeder; past member town council 4 years; Commercial Club; COF; Knight of Columbus 1697; St. Bernard’s Catholic Church; hobbies, gardening, fishing; office & residence Alta Vista.
Menges, Joe: Bank Cashier; born Arlington, Iowa August 13, 1892; son of Peter Menges and Mary Refle; educated Fayette County; Oliver College of Commerce, New Hampton 1910; married Luella E. Sorg August 5, 1920 Hawkeye; 1910-1922 bookkeeper First State Bank, Arlington; 1922-1928 cashier First State Bank, Arlington; 1928-1929 general insurance agent & public accountant, Arlington; 1929- cashier Alta Vista State Bank; operated 240 A farm, Washington township; 1930- treasurer board doctor of engineering, Alta Vista; past town treasurer; member lib board; during World War enlisted US army February 22, 1918 in Company C 313th engineers 88th division, Camp Dodge, O/S August 1918 from Camp Mills, discharged June 1919, Camp Dodge, supply sergeant, member American Legion post 38, past adjutant 4th district; Chickasaw County Bankers Association, secretary and also past president; Iowa Bankers Association, member trust committee; American Bankers Association; Commercial Club; OES 212; Ancient Free & Accepted Masons 528, past master 202; Royal Arch Mason 80; Knights Templar 47; El Kahir Shrine; Methodist Church, past treasurer, past trustee; Democrat, past chairman Fairfield township of Fayette County Democrat Central Committee; hobbies, baseball, sports, gardening, flowers; office & residence Alta Vista.
Meyer, John Joseph: Lumber Dealer; born New Hampton, Iowa January 15, 1877; son of John Meyer and Frances Brady; educated New Hampton High School; married Mary Meyers October 4, 1910 Ionia; sons John Louis, Lauren; daughter Mary Catherine (Mrs. Louie Link); 1896-1901 clerk in Kennedy Brothers Department Store, New Hampton; 1901-1904 yard man Bigelow & Donovan Lumber Company, New Hampton; 1905- owner and operator J. J. Meyer’s Lumber Company, Ionia; president Ionia Savings Bank; past mayor; past town clerk; past member town council; Iowa lumber Directors Association; Knight of Columbus 1697; COF 984; St. Boniface Catholic Church; hobby, fishing; office and residence Ionia.
Meyer, Philomena M: Teacher; born New Hampton, Iowa; daughter of John Meyer and Frances Brady; educated New Hampton High School; ISTC, Bachelor of Didactics; 1 year rural school teacher, Chickasaw County; teacher 2 years 7th grade, Nashua; _ Junior High School principal 7th and 8th grades, New Hampton; member lib board; Iowa State Teachers Association; National Educational Association; Twentieth Century Club; past president; Catholic Daughters of American, charter member, Lecturer since organization; St. Mary’s Catholic Church; hobbies, gardening, fishing, flowers, birds, father was Civil War Veteran; office Junior High School; residence 205 South Linn, New Hampton.
Millenbaugh, George Henry: Osteopathic Physician; born Ottoville, Ohio June 27, 1892; son of Joseph Millenbaugh and Anna Yocklin; educated Ottoville Ohio High School; Lima Ohio Business Collage; Kirksville College of Osteopathy & Surgery, Kirksville Missouri, DO 1916; married Hazel Zimmerman October 27, 1921 New Hampton; 1910-1911 hatchery attendant, New Washington Ohio second hatchery in United States; 1916 osteopathic physician, New Hampton; Iowa State & American Osteopathic Association; 4th District Iowa Osteopathic Association, past director & past vice-president; Chamber of Commerce; Knight of Columbus 1697; St. Mary’s Catholic Church; hobbies, building bird houses, gardening, fishing; office O’Connor Building; residence 217 south Lynn, New Hampton.
Moine, Louis E: Farmer; born Chickasaw County, Iowa February 8, 1885; son of Frank Moine and Ida Stickman; educated New Hampton Academy; married Margaret Fiene September 5, 1910 Waverly; son Duane Francis, Eugene Louis, Marcus Albert; daughter Winifred Katherine (Mrs. Edward Vosseler), Marian Hazel, Grace Jean, LuAnn; 1909-1910 homesteaded, near Lemon South Dakota; 1910 short time with father on farm; 1910- farmer, Chickasaw County, owner 480 A, specialize hybrid seed corn, purebred Hampshire & Poland China hogs & Holstein cattle; 1922- secretary Co-operative Elevator; 1920- member Richland district No 6 school board; Farm Bureau, Chickasaw County Charter member, chairman past director; Iowa State & National Farm Bureaus; Agricultural Adjustment Administration, 1933-1938 chairman committee; MWA, venerable council; Confederated Chapter, trustee; hobbies, hybrid seed corn, gardening, fishing; residence Route 1, Ionia
Moore, Forrest John: Superintendent of Schools; born Keokuk County, Iowa January 24, 1896; son of Alosco W. Moore and Catherine Lakin; educated West Union High School 1914; Upper Iowa U, Bachelor of Arts 1917; U of Iowa law school 1922; U of Iowa, MA 1924; married Nelle C. Lane August 14, 1919 Masonville; son Robert Lane; daughter Virginia Jean; 1917 3 months science teacher & athletic coach, Manchester; 1919-1921 superintendent of schools, Elgin, 1922-1927 La Porte City, 1927- New Hampton, director Iowa State High School Insurance Company; during World War enlisted US army November 1917, Camp Dodge in 339th field artillery, OTC, Camp Taylor commissioned 2nd lieutenant July 1918, Camp Jackson S. C., 1st lieutenant, discharged January 1919, captain field artillery; American Legion, one of organizers & 1st community Elgin post, past finance officer New Hampton post 38; Chickasaw County Schoolmasters Club; past president; ISTA, past director NE district; NEA; National Association of School Administrators; 1935-1938 member Iowa High School Athletic Board of Control; Rotary, charter member, past president; New Hampton Club, 1st president; Chamber of Commerce, past president; New Hampton golf & Country Club, charter member; Ancient Free & Accepted Masons 216, past master; Methodist Church; hobby, fishing; office High School; residence 205 South Chestnut, New Hampton.
Morf, Paul E: Postmaster & Automobile Dealer; born Fredericksburg, Iowa May 4, 1884; son of John Morf and Lena Webber; educated Fredericksburg High School 1900; ISTC 1901; married Etta M. McKee March 20, 1907 New Hampton; son Arle E., Robert Paul, Louis Lee; prior to 1907 with parents on farm, specialized in purebred Duroc Jersey hogs, near Fredericksburg; 1907-1909 farmer near Fredericksburg, purebred Duroc Jersey hog raiser; 1909-1910 partner in Milne, Tompkins & Mort Farm Implement & Auto Directors, Fredericksburg; 1910-1927 partner of H. S. Kerssen in Morf & Kerssen, farm implement & auto directors, Fredericksburg; 1909-1910 operated agency for high-wheeled Anderson car, 1910-1926 Overland Maxwell agency; 1916- owner & operated Ford agency; 1936- P.M., Fredericksburg; past mayor; past member Fredericksburg Independent school board; past member city council; National Association of P M’s, VP Iowa Chapter; Commercial Club, past president; Ancient Free & Accepted Masons 333, past master; Royal Arch Mason; York Rite; Knights Templar; Baptist Church; 1916- SS superintendent; hobbies, golf, motor travel; mother & father were natives of Switzerland, mother came to American on sail boat when child with parents & settled in Fort Adkinson 90 years ago; office Post Office; residence Fredericksburg.
Murphy, Daniel Vincent: Real Estate & Insurance Agent; born Lawler, Iowa December 13, 1884; son of James Murphy and Catherine McKeegan; educated Lawler Parochial School; married Adeline Larson June 15, 1914 Lawler; 1902-1907 clerk in Kelley & McCarthy Merchandise Store, Lawler; 1907-1910 clerk in McCarthy & Company, Lawler; 1910-1915 rural mail carrier, Lawler; 1915-1924, 1930- owner & operator jewelry store; 1924-1930 real estate agent, Chicago Illinois; 1930- owner & operator real estate, general insurance & farm management business; manager Lakin & Knutson Funeral Chapel, Lawler; 1934- town clerk, secretary board doctor of engineering, Lawler; past member town council; member volunteer fire department; Knight of Columbus 1697; treasurer Mt. Carmel Catholic Church; hobbies, fishing, motor travel; office & residence Lawler.
Murray, George Carl: County Sheriff; born Lawler, Iowa August 24, 1898; son of Andrew Murray and Margaret Roark; educated Lawler High School; Columbia Seminary 1913; married Mary Cecelia Siglin April 24, 1922 Lawler; son Donald George; daughter Margaret Gertrude, Mary Lou, Rose Marie; 1919-1928 owner & operator Murray Produce Company, Lawler; 1928-1930 livestock director Lawler; 1930- Chickasaw County Sheriff; during World War enlisted June 1917 Camp Cody in 125th machine gun company, 34th division Overseas June 1918, returned and discharged August 1919 Camp Dodge as corporal; American Legion post 279; charter member; Iowa Sheriffs Association, director past district committeeman; New Hampton Country Club; BPOE 418, Charles City Knight of Columbus 1697; Catholic Church; hobbies, golf, fishing; office & residence Courthouse, New Hampton.
O’CONNOR, Chester D: Merchant; b. Lawler, Iowa Mar 12, 1896; son of John O’Connor & Anna Hanlon; educated Lawler High School 1915; m. Lena J. Kreiger Aug 6, 1928 New Hampton; son James Francis; daughter Dorothy Ann; 1917-29 Clerk in Leuthold-Reich Co, Clothiers, New Hampton; 1929- partner in Leuthold-O’Connor Clothing Store, New Hampton; Clothiers Corp; Chamber of Commerce, past vice-president; New Hampton Golf & Country Club, president; Knight of Columbus, past member; St. Joseph’s Catholic Church; hobbies: hunting, golf; office Leuthold-O’Connor Store; residence 176 N Walnut, New Hampton
O’CONNOR, Daniel Patrick: Postmaster; b. Independence, Iowa Jan 19, 1874; son of Timothy O’Connor and Ellen Curran; educated Independence schools; m. Anna Burke Sept 3, 1902 Lawler; sons Charles F, Timothy E; daughters Helen (Mrs. Mark B. Welt), Jean; 1897-99 attendant in Iowa Hospital, Independence; 1899-1901 with brothers James & Timothy in O’Connor Brothers Mercantile Co, Lawler; 1901-07 assistant cash Merchant Exchange Bank, Lawler; 1907-08 oil director, Lawler; 1908-10 traveled for Hawkeye Oil Co; 1910 manager Hawkeye Oil Co shipping station, Calmar; 1910-13 manager Farmers Elevator, Lawler; 1913-22 & 1934- Postmaster, Lawler; 1922-25 traveled for Wayne Tank & Pump Co, water softener division in NE Iowa, Lawler; 1925-28 & 1930-34 farmer near Lawler; 1928-30 attendant for Sunlite Oil Co; past town clerk; past member volunteer fire department; National Association of Postmasters; National League of District Postmasters; Catholic Order of Foresters; Mt. Carmel Catholic Church; hobby: baseball; office & residence Lawler.
PERRY, Harry Albert: Furniture Dealer & Mortician; b. Boone, Iowa Feb 25, 1885; son of James Perry & Jane R. Likely; educated Ames High School; Hohenschuh-Carpenter School of Embalming 1909; m. Hazel Ann Gilliland Nov 25, 1925 Santa Anita California; 1905-09 apprentice in M. J. Adams Furniture Co, Des Moines; 1919-27 general salesman Davidson Furniture Co, Des Moines; 1927-30 part owner Henderson & Co, Ames; 1930- owner & operator Perry Furniture & Funeral Service, New Hampton; Chamber of Commerce; NE District Funeral Directors Association, director; Floyd, Mitchell & Chickasaw Counties Funeral Directors Associations, past president; Iowa Funeral Directors & Embalmers Association, past vice-president 1939; National Funeral Directors Association; Knights of Pythias 183, past chancellor comm.; Congregational Church; hobbies: hunting, travel; office Perry Furniture & Funeral Service; residence 234 S. Locust, New Hampton.
PORTER, Bessie Waldine: Librarian; b. Belpre Ohio; daughter of William Bruce Porter & Mary Putnam Gilbert; educated New Hampton; teacher, Mrs. Gilbert’s Private School, Pana Illinois; worked with father in telephone exchange, Owatonna Minnesota; 1899-1908 one of several women to organize a reading room & associate library; 1910- librarian, New Hampton; Iowa St, Northeastern District Library Associations; American Library Association; Home Study Circle; Congregational Church, past clerk, Sunday School teacher many years; hobbies: birds, flowers, stamps; office Library; residence 131 N Linn, New Hampton.
RABE, William Frederick August: Farmer & Stockman; b. Bremer County, Iowa Sept 19, 1878; son of Louie Rabe & Louise Lageschulte; educated Belle Plaine; m. Emma Albers Feb 25, 1902 Keystone; sons William Frank, Henry Louis; daughters Louise Marie (Mrs. Roy Beck), Alma Electa (Mrs. Ed Pietan), Edna Anna (Mrs. Alvin Schmidt), Emma Ruth (Mrs. Albert Hogedorn), Ella Mabel (Mrs. Arthur Barnard), May Minnie (Mrs. Kenneth Rogers), Minnie May (Mrs. Harold Zwanziger); 1894-1901 manager horse business Benton County; 1901-03 farmer Benton County, Percheron & Belgian horse raiser, 1903-04 Iowa County, 1904-13 Benton County; 1913- owner & manager 550 Acres near New Hampton, owner 100 head cattle, specializes in purebred Belgian & Percheron horses, keeps 60 to 90 head of horses & 10 stallions; past director school district 4 for 13 years; 1936- township trustee; Farmers Creamery Association, past president 8 years; Belgian & Percheron Horse Associations; Chickasaw County Farm Bureau, past director; Iowa & American Farm Bureaus; hobby: horses; residence Route 2, New Hampton.
RICHARDS, Frank Lee: Farmer & Stockman; b. Hancock County, Illinois Nov 25 1889; son of John A. Richards & Cora Houtchens; educated Emmet County; m. Clara L. Reese Oct 30, 1916 Estherville; sons Clinton Winfield, Franklin Reese; daughters Geneva Cecelia, Merna Lenora; 1910-11 contractor, laying tile, Gruver; 1911-12 farmer, Gruver, 1912-19 Huntington, 1920-21 Plainfield; 1921- Farmer, Chickasaw County, specialize Holstein cattle; past director district 9 Bradford school board; Chickasaw county, Iowa State & National Farm Bureaus; 1934- Chickasaw County Committee Agricultural Adjustment Administration; member Chickasaw County Cow Test Association; Modern Woodmen of America; Methodist Church; hobbies; Baseball, fishing, residence Route 1, Nashua.
RICHMOND, Paul Carlton: Physician & Surgeon; b. Riceville, Iowa Jan 22, 1907; son of Eddie Carlton Richmond & Mary Ellen Burke; educated Riceville High school 1924; University of Iowa, Graduate in Pharmacy 1926, Doctor of Medicine 1935; Phi Delta Chi, past secretary; Alpha Kappa Kappa, past social secretary; m. Lucille M. Feuling Sept 4, 1934 New Hampton; daughter Gene Mary; 1934 externe Clarinda State Hospital, Clarinda; 1935-36 interne Missouri Methodist Hospital, St. Joseph Missouri; 1937-39 physician & surgeon New Hampton Clinic, New Hampton; 1939-40 resident surgeon Missouri Methodist Hospital, St. Joseph Missouri; 1940- physician & Surgeon New Hampton Clinic, New Hampton; 1935 commissioned lieutenant in medical reserve officers corps, May 1940 commissioned captain; Chamber of Commerce; Chickasaw County Medical Society, secretary & treasurer 1938; Iowa State Medical Society; fellow American Medical Association; New Hampton Golf & Country Club; St. Joseph’s Catholic Church; hobbies: golf, sports, fishing, hunting; office & residence New Hampton.
RIGLER, John Pierce: Bank President – b. College Springs, Iowa May 12, 1891; son of Elza M. Rigler & Carrie Hays; educated College Springs High School 1908; Amity College 1912, College Springs; m. Ferne Barr Sept 3, 1919 Liberty Nebraska; sons John Barr, Robert Raymond; 1912-14 insurance agent, Great Falls Montana; 1914-17 credit manager Missouri River Lumber Company, Great Falls Montana; 1922-23 field representative Great Falls National Bank; 1923-35 assistant receiver, 1925-36 receiver, National Bank Receivership of Montana; working Montana, Nebraska, Wyoming & Iowa; 1936- president & organized Securities State Bank, New Hampton; 1936-member New Hampton independent school board; during World War enlisted Sept 1917 in Camp Lewis, Washington in 91st division 362nd infantry; O/S June 1918 to Apr 1919, discharged from Fort Russell, Cheyenne Wyoming; American Legion, past commander; American, Iowa & Chickasaw County Bankers Associations; Chamber of Commerce; New Hampton Country Club; Knights of Pythias; Congregational Church; hobbies: golf, hunting; office Security State Bank; residence E Main, New Hampton.
RIPPLE, Ray Calvin: Veterinarian; b. Jackson County, Iowa Jan 8, 1891; son of John L. Ripple & Catherine Fenton; educated Andrew High School 1908; Chicago Veterinary Collage, Chicago Illinois, MDC 1911; Sigma Tau Delta; m. Emma B. Wilhelm Dec 10, 1913 Maquoketa; sons John Calvin June 30, 1920, Neil Edward May 29, 1922, Robert Charles May 16, 1932; daughters Julia Catherine (Mrs. Raymond Boetcher) Sept 11, 1914, Jean Frances Apr 7, 1916, Jo Anne Aug 28, 1926; 1911-12 associate with father on farm, Jackson County, also veterinarian; march 1912 – July 1912 veterinarian, Springville, 1912-29 Hopkinton; 1915-22 general farmer, near Hopkinton; 1929-31 in tuberculosis eradication department Iowa Department of Agriculture, Hopkinton; 1931- veterinarian, New Hampton also farmer & livestock feeder; 1934- has federal commission USDA of veterinarian for tuberculosis & Bangs eradication; past member Hopkinton town council; Iowa State, Cedar Valley, Fayette County, Tri-State & Eastern Iowa Veterinary Medical Associations; Chickasaw Farm Bureau; charter member Delaware County Farm Bureau; New Hampton Golf & Country Club; Chamber of Commerce; Knights of Pythias; Ancient Free & Accepted Masons 186; Republican; hobbies: scientific ventilation of farm buildings, livestock; grandfather came from Pennsylvania to Jackson County before Civil War; father b. in Jackson County; daughter Jean Frances graduated class of 1938 University of Iowa, Sigma Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Omicron Nu, Phi Upsilon Omicron; daughter Julia Catherine graduated Fayette College 1936, National English Honorary; office & residence New Hampton.
ROACH, Fred Columbus: Veterinarian; b. Cherokee County, Kansas Feb 22, 1877; son of Jerry J. Roach & Maria Wood; educated Maquoketa 1894; Chicago Veterinary College, MDC 1906; m. Bertha M. Kroeger Aug 7, 1907 Preston; son Fred Harold; daughters Wilma Dorothy (Mrs. George O. Reed), Ethel Marie (Mrs. Stanley Pribal), Lillian Lucille (Mrs. Harold Still); 1899-1900 farmer, Jackson County; 1900-03 shoe clerk for Reed & Co, Maquoketa; 1906-08 veterinarian, Toledo, 1908-10 Spirit Lake, 1910-12 Milford, 1912-16 Last Nation, 1916-18 Miles; 1919-20 operated restaurant, Preston; 1920-21 veterinarian, New Hampton, 1921- Nashua; 1923-32 assistant State veterinarian; commissioned by USDA for Bangs Eradication; member 6 years Nashua independent school board; during Spanish-American War enlisted May 1898 Company M 49th Iowa Volunteer infantry, sailed to Cuba Dec 1898, returned Mar 1899, discharged Apr 1899; during World War enlisted Mar 22, 1918 Fort Keho Montana 2nd Lieutenant Veterinary corps, sent company Camp McArthur, discharged as 1st Lieutenant May 22, 1919; American Legion, past commander; VFW; Cedar Valley, Eastern Iowa & Iowa State Veterinary Medical Associations; past director Big Four Fair Association; Nashua Athletic Association; Lions, charter member & past member; Ancient Free & Accepted Masons 129; Scottish Rite 32; Shrine, Waco Texas; Congregational Church; hobbies: Harness horses & golf; office & residence Nashua.
ROSONKE, Anton: Farmer; b. Smogulec Kneis Thubin, Province of Posona, Germany Feb 2, 1870; son of Frank Rosonke & Augusta Loose; educated Smogulec Kneis Thubin schools; m. Anna Brincks ----- Winneshiek County (deceased Dec 3, 1920) sons Bernard, Frank, Leon, Anthony; daughters Rose (Mrs. Will Schwickerath), Emma (Mrs. Louis Elgrod), Agnes, nun at St. Francis, Dubuque; 1893 came to US; 1897 coachman for Dr. O’Hoge, St Paul Minnesota; 1898-1900 worked on farm, Chickasaw County; 1900-04 farmer Chickasaw County, 1904-07 Winneshiek County; 1910- farmer, near New Hampton, raiser of Holstein & Guernsey dairy cattle & hogs; chairman Chickasaw County Farm Debt Advisory board; past member school board district 8; Chickasaw County, Iowa State & National Farm Bureaus, past delegate 3 convention at Pasadena California, New Orleans Louisiana & Chicago Illinois; Knights of Columbus 1697; St Mary’s Catholic Church; hobby: travel, nature study; residence Route 3, New Hampton.
SCHILLING, Nicholas: Physician & Surgeon; b. Honey Creek, Wisconsin Apr 4, 1868; son of John Schilling & Elizabeth Pickar; educated Decorah Institute; N Indiana Normal, Bachelor of Science 1893; Northwestern University, 1893-95; John A. Creighton Medical School, Omaha Nebraska, MD 1896; graduate work Vienna 1905, 1911, 1928-29 & 1934-35; technical surgery course, Philadelphia Penn 1918; Mayo Clinic; m. Martha Pfeiffer Dec 31, 1894 Chicago Illinois; sons Arthur F., Dr. Harold J., Bernard N; daughters Florence (Mrs. Elmer Truesdale), Cordelia (Mrs. Albert Goal), Marie (Mrs. John D. Caulfield); m. Ella Filoon June 1, 1936 New Hampton; 1888-89 teacher, Chickasaw County, 1890-91 Freeburg Minnesota; 1896-97 interne, Lake Side Hospital, Chicago Illinois; 1897-1900 practice medicine partner of Dr. Amos Babcock, New Hampton; 1900- private medical practice, New Hampton; 1912 organizer New Hampton Clinic; 1915 an organizer St Joseph’s Hospital; past president library board; Chicago County Medical Society, president; Iowa State Medical Society; American Medical Association; Fellow of the American College of Surgeons; Chamber of Commerce; New Hampton Golf & country Club; Knights of Columbus St. Mary’s Catholic Church; hobbies: golf, old books; office Wilkins Building; residence New Hampton.
SCHOLZ, Charles Henry: Attorney & State Representative; b. Alta Vista, Iowa May 31, 1911; son of George J. Scholz & Millie Koehler; educated New Hampton 1928; University of Iowa, Bachelor of Arts 1931, JD 1933; Alpha Sigma Phi; m. Zita Maher Dec 24, 1935 Washington D.C.; 1934- partner of R. J. Sullivan in Law office, New Hampton; 1938-40 state Representative in 48th general assembly; Iowa State & 13th Judicial District Bar Associations; Chamber of Commerce, past secretary; Rotary; New Hampton Country Club; Ancient Free & Accepted Masons 274; hobby: gardening; office Klatt Building; residence South Linn, New Hampton.
SCHOLES, Roy Hubert: Manager Cooperative Creamery Association; b. Nashua, Iowa Aug 11, 1889; son of James Frank Scoles & Ada Tracy; educated Nashua; Iowa State College 1910; m. Bessie Van Gorder Jan 19, 1911 Waverly; son Leo Roy; daughters Margaret Loraine (Mrs. Harry Endres), Mary Ellen; 1911-15 butter maker, Farmers Creameries, Sumner Iowa, 1915-21 Williamstown; 1921-33 assistant dairy & food commander, State of Iowa, appointed by W. B. Barney, headquarters Nashua, in charge 8 NE Iowa counties; 1933- manager Farmers Creamery, Nashua; member Nashua town council; past president & past director Nashua Independent school district; Iowa Creamery Operators Association, past president section 3 ;National Creamery & Butter makers Association, past vice-president; president Butter makers Publishing Co, publishers of the Creamery Journal, Waterloo; Chickasaw County, Iowa State & National Farm Bureaus; Lions, charter member & past president; Knights of Pythias; Ancient Free & Accepted Masons 129; Royal Arch Mason; Congregational Church, trustee; hobby: fishing; office & residence Nashua.
SCOTT, William Hugh: Attorney; b. Fayette County, Iowa Oct 4, 1883; son of Alexander Scott & Margaret Scott; educated West Union 1901; Upper Iowa University, Bachelor of Philosophy 1908; Drake University Bachelor of Laws 1915; m. Ada E. Heckel June 22, 1909 Clayton County; son Everett; 1901-04 school teacher, Fayette County; 1908-10 superintendent of schools, Willow City North Dakota; 1910-11 Rugby North Dakota, 1911-13 Mott North Dakota; 1915- practice law, Nashua; owner farm institute Chickasaw, Floyd & Fayette Counties; 1918-22 State Senate; 1916-20 mayor, Nashua; member Nashua Independent school board; 13th Judicial District Bar Association; Ancient Free & Accepted Masons 129; Scottish Rite; Congressional Church, past trustee; hobby: livestock; office & residence Nashua.
SINGER, Siegmund Frank: X-Ray Specialist; b. Vienna, Austria Mar 5, 1893; son of Julius Singer & Mary Anna Herder; educated Vinna; University of Vienna, MD 1917; m. Margaret Kornfeld Nov 8 1936 Vienna Austria; 1919-30 chief director x-ray department in 2nd international University Clinic of Vienna; 1930-38 director x-ray department General Health Labor Insurance, Vienna Austria; 1939 came to US; 1925-30 teacher of x-ray, University of Vienna, Austria; 1939- x-ray specialist, New Hampton clinic, New Hampton; received 1st citizenship papers Feb 1939; during World War enlisted in Austrian army Sept 1914 infantry regiment 84, commissioned Lieutenant in medical corps 1917, discharged Dec 1918; Chickasaw County & Iowa State Medical societies; American Medical Association; St. Mary’s Catholic Church; hobbies: fishing, mountain climbing, travel, reading, swimming; office Wilkins Block; residence New Hampton.
SPIKER, William Dennis: Clergyman; b. Deersville, Ohio Sept 14 1865; son of George Washington Spiker & Sina Smith; educated Deersville Ohio High School; Mount Union College, Alliance Ohio, Bachelor of Philosophy 1894; m. Martha Jolley Mar 14, 1894 Scio Ohio; son Charles J; daughter Sina K; 1894-98 pastor First Methodist Church, Liberal Missouri; 1898-1900 pastor Congregational Church, Shell Rock, 1900-02 Winthrop, 1902-07 Centralia Kansas, 1907-10 Kingsey; 1910-15 pastor Plymouth Congregational Church, Ottumwa, 1915-19 Blairsburg; 1919- pastor First Congregational Church, New Hampton; organizer Friends of Library Association of New Hampton, president, member library board; Chickasaw County Ministerial Association, president; Mitchell Association, chairman advisory board; Congregational Conference of Iowa; 1922-27 made botanical survey of Chickasaw county for State of Iowa; hobbies: birds, flowers, outdoors; office 160 E Court; residence New Hampton.
STOLZ, Richard A: Building Contractor; b. Danzig, Germany July 23, 1889; son of Henry F. Stolz & Augusta Heaske; educated Danzig school; Technical school, Danzig Germany; m. Alta Moyer July 28, 1934 Virginia City Nebraska; sons Norbert O., Avolt, Walter; daughter Ruth Elizabeth; prior to 1913 contractor partner of brother Hans, Danzig Germany; 1913 came to US, near Fredericksburg; 1913-26 contractor, Fredericksburg; 1926- building contractor New Hampton has had building contracts in Iowa, Illinois & Minnesota; Iowa Master Builders Association; Associate General Contractors of America; Chamber of Commerce; Rotary, director; Benevolent Protective Order of Elks 418; Knights of Pythias 183, past chancellor comm.; Ancient Free & Accepted Masons 274; hobbies: hunting, fishing; office Unity Building; residence Linn & Washington, New Hampton.
STONE, Vallie E: Implement Dealer; b. New Hampton, Iowa Dec 24 1894; son of David Stone & Mary Smeal; education New Hampton; m. Alice e. Bell Aug 28, 1919 Waterloo; sons Vallie Neal, Richard Alan; daughter Irma L; 1913-21 mechanic in Ford garage, New Hampton; 1921- owner & operator repair shop, 1938- director John Deere implements, Lawler; during World War enlisted Sept 1917 Ellington Field Texas squad E, Air Service, discharge Mar 1919; American Legion; Methodist Church; hobbies: motor travel, fishing, hunting; office & residence Lawler.
STUART, Mrs. Grace Geraldine: Homemaker; b. Kellogg, Iowa; daughter of Joseph Dorr Barber & Bertha Sabrina Fish; educated Kellogg High School; Grinnell College 1901; m. Dr. Percy Ernest Stuart June 20, 1900 Kellogg; son Robert James; daughter Margaret Jean (Mrs. D. G. McCormack); 1900- homemaker, Nashua; 1902- member Nashua library board, past president; past member New England Genealogical Society; Chickasaw County chairman Iowa Federation of Women’s Clubs, member state child welfare committee of Iowa Federation of Women’s Clubs; Isabel Study Club, past president; Emanon Club, past president; Daughters of the American Revolution, past treasurer; PEO, 1st president & chair member; Order of Eastern Star 248, past worthy matron; Congregational Church, past Sunday School teacher; hobbies: old glass, genealogy; grandparents came to Jasper County during Civil War, settled Jasper City, later Kellogg, grandfather A. J. Fish one of the 1st mayors of Kellogg; son Robert James b. Dec 16, 1916, attended Grinnell Collage, BA 1938; now attending University of Iowa; Delta Theta Phi; secretary-treasurer Iowa University Law School Association; daughter Margaret Jean b. Apr 6, 1906 attended Grinnell Collage, BA 1927; Sigma Delta Chi; member student council; associate editor college paper; graduate work University of Chicago 1928; residence Nashua.
STUART, Percy Ernest: Physician & Surgeon; b. Kellogg, Iowa July 26, 1877; son of Jasper Newton Stuart & Prudence Isabel Muir; educated Kellogg High School; Newton Normal College, 1896; University of Iowa, MD 1900; graduate work German Hospital, Philadelphia Penn; m. Grace Geraldine Barber June 20, 1900 Kellogg, daughter of Joseph Dorr Barber & Bertha Sabrina Fish of Dutchess County New York, educated Kellogg High School, Grinnell Collage; son Robert James; daughter Margaret Jean (Mrs. D. G. McCormack); 1900- practice medicine, Nashua; staff member Cedar Valley Hospital; 1927 presented plaque by Nashua High School Athletes in appreciation of services to them; past member Independence school district board, Nashua 18 years, president 17 years; Chickasaw County Medical Society, past president 7 years; Iowa State & Mississippi Valley Medical Societies; American Medical Association; member Iowa State Historical Society; Chickasaw County American Red Cross, instructor of first aid; Vice-president Wapsipinicon Area of Boy Scouts of America, district chairman, district commander, committee chairman local troop 57, 13 years; Lions, past president; Knights of Pythias 110; Independent Order of Odd Fellows 391; Order of Eastern Star 248; DeMolay; Ancient Free & Accepted Masons 129, member 41 years, past master 4 times; Royal Arch Mason 53; Knights Templar 55; York Rite; El Kahir Shrine, life member Scottish Rite 32; Congregational Church; chairman trustees; Republican, past township committeeman Chickasaw County Central Committee; hobbies: Boy Scouts of America work, collecting antiques; son Robert James born Dec 16, 1916, educated Grinnell Collage, Bachelor of Arts 1938; now attending University of Iowa Law school; secretary-treasurer Iowa University Law School Association; Delta Theta Phi; daughter Margaret Jean educated Grinnell College, Bachelor of Arts 1927; graduate work University of Chicago 1928; Sigma Delta Chi; Cap & Gown; Student Council, wife of D. G. McCormack Bankers Trust executive of New York City; parents came to Iowa immediately after Civil War & purchased land near Kellogg, father school teacher few years during winters; office & residence Nashua.
SULLIVAN, Raymond John: Attorney; b. McGregor, Iowa Feb 28, 1892; son of Timothy Joseph Sullivan & Anna B. Korte; educated McGregor High School 1911; Notre Dame, LLB 1915; Notre Dame Alumni Association, president of Northeastern Iowa Alumni Association; m. Nora G. McAloon June 4, 1923 New Hampton; son Timothy Joseph; 1915-17 practice law, McGregor; 1917-20 associate in law firm with E. R. Acres, Decorah; 1920- practice law, New Hampton; 1934- partner of Charles H. Scholz; director Town Mutual Dwelling Insurance Company, Des Moines; American, Iowa State & 13th Judicial District Bar Associations; Chamber of Commerce; Rotary; New Hampton Golf & country Club; Knight of Columbus 1697; St. Joseph’s Catholic Church; hobbies: fishing, hunting & dogs; office Klatt Building; residence Broadway, New Hampton.
TAYLOR, Edwin Scott: Dentist; b. Benton County, Iowa Oct 14, 1876; son of Alpheus Virgil Taylor & Anna Marie Kirkland; Tilford Academy, Benton; University of Iowa, DDS 1904; Omicron Kappa Epsilon; m. Cara M. Moss Jan 5, 1903 Urbana; daughter Margaret Frances; 1905-11 dentist, Arlington, 1911- Nashua; member Nashua Independent school board, past president; past member Arlington town council; past mayor, Arlington; past town clerk, Arlington; ADA; Mason City District Dental Society; Iowa County Dental Society, life member; Chickasaw County Dental Society, president; Ancient Free & Accepted Masons 129, past master; Royal Arch Mason 83; hobbies: baseball & farming; office & residence Nashua.
TRACY, Elmer Ellsworth: Farmer & Stockman; b. Ogle County Illinois Jan 25, 1862; son of Thomas Tracy & Cordelia E. Barrows; educated Bremer County; m. Belle Thomas Nov 26, 1884 Waverly (deceased May 10 1936); sons Frank E, Gilbert E, Guy Cecil; daughters Pearl Ethel (Mrs. E. D. Hammond), Hattie Edith (Mrs. Lew Warye), Mary Isabelle (deceased Jan 20 1897), Marie (Mrs. Carl Hanson), Beth (Mrs. G. Vern Remy); 1864 came to Iowa; 1880-90 farmer, Bremer County near Nashua; 1890- owner & operator 258 Acres farm, partner of son Frank E, 1898- raiser of purebred Red Polled cattle, raises approximately 80 head; 1927 received Master Farmer award; past director Chickasaw County Co-op Oil Company; president Nashua Equity Association; member Farmers Co-op Creamery Association, past president 20 years; past secretary Bradford township school district; has won grand champion prizes in North Dakota State Fair, Minnesota & Iowa State Fairs; AK-Sar-Ben; Nebraska, Illinois, Oregon, Texas & Oklahoma State Fairs; had grand champion bull 1929-32 at Chicago International Fair; grand champion cow 1929 at Chicago International Fair; director & past vice-president Big Four Fair Association; Chickasaw County Farm Bureau, past director 20 years, charter member; Iowa State & National Farm Bureaus; hobby: fishing; residence Route 2, Nashua.
WAITE, Robert Roy: Farmer & Retired Banker; b. Chickasaw Iowa Feb 17, 1870; son of William Waite & Louisa Breese; educated Nashua High School; Upper Iowa University, Fayette 1888; m. Margaret Gertrude Walleser June 8, 1892 Nashua; son Robert Becker; daughter Mina Kathleen (Mrs. Arthur E. Barrett); 1888-89 fireman on Chicago & Milwaukee Railroad, Calmar; 1892-93 with brother in general mercantile business, Waite Brothers Mercantile Company, Ionia; 1893-1912 farmed 200 Acres near Nashua, 1900-12 owner; 1912-36 teller First State Bank of Nashua, later vice-president; 1935- farmer & turkey raiser near Nashua, raises more than 4000 turkeys yearly, partner of son Robert; 1926- mayor; past member city council 10 years; director Big Four Fair Association; Ancient Free & Accepted Masons 129; Congregational Church, hobbies: hunting, flowers, roses, delphiniums, gladiolus, tulips; was one of the family of 7 children, father came to Iowa 1860, settled on farm near Chickasaw when railroad came only to McGregor, moved to Nashua 1876; residence Nashua. Note: Chickasaw, now ghost town.
WANDRO, John James: Owner Bottling Works; b. Chickasaw County Iowa Dec 25, 1873; son of Ferdinand Wandro & Elizabeth -----; educated Chickasaw county; m. Katie Kelley Aug ---, 1903 New Hampton; 1894-1901 farmer, near Alta Vista; 1901-06 in retail liquor business, Fredericksburg; 1907-11 Chickasaw County Sheriff; 1911- owner & operator New Hampton Bottling Works, New Hampton; Iowa Manufacturers of Carbonated Beverages; Chamber of Commerce; Benevolent Protective Order of Elks 418; St. Joseph’s Catholic Church; hobbies: fishing, hunting; office & residence E Prospect, New Hampton
WARYE, Lew Wallace: Farmer; b. Washington County, Iowa Sept 1 1894; son of John T. Warye & Katie Boller; educated Washington County; m. Hattie Edith Tracy Jan 28 1914 Waverly; son Russell Burdell; daughter Ruth Elaine, Dorothy Jean; 1914-19 farmer, Johnson County, 1919- farmer, Nashua, raises purebred sheep, hogs & Red Polled cattle; director & chairman of board Co-op Creamery; director Big Four Fair Association; director Riverton school board 5; Chickasaw County & Floyd County Farm bureaus; Ancient Free & Accepted Masons 129, past master; Congregational Church, past trustee; hobby: motor travel; residence route 2, Nashua.
WEBER, Ernest John: Editor & Insurance Agent; b. Staceyville, Iowa Aug 20, 1902; son of Joseph William Weber & Marie Heimermann; educated St Williams; Alta Vista High School 1921; Columbia College, Dubuque 1922; 1922-26 school teacher, Chickasaw County; 1926- established & editor Alta Vistan, printed by New Hampton Tribune; 1934- owner & operator general insurance agency, Alta Vista; organizer Commercial Club, president 13 years; Catholic Order of Foresters, past president; St. Bernard’s Catholic Church; hobby: motor travel; office & residence Alta Vista.
WEBBER, Joseph William: Postmaster; b. Staceyville, Iowa June 5, 1875; son of Michael Weber & Anna Mary Shumacher; educated Staceyville; m. Marie Heimermann Nov 3, 1896 Staceyville; son Ernest John; daughters Paulina Irma, Amelia, Barnetta (Mrs. Henry Rosonke), Marcella (Mrs. Frances Martin); 1896-98 carp, Staceyville; 1898-1900 assistant yardman in Staceyville branch of Central Lumber & Coal Co of Dubuque, at that time Standard Lumber & Coal Co, Staceyville; 1900-02 manager Gordensville Minnesota lumber yard of Central Lumber & Coal Co.; 1902-05 manager lumber yard at Masonville of Central Lumber & Coal Co; 1905-09 lumber yard manager of Central Lumber & Coal Co, Alta Vista; 1909-35 building contractor, Alta Vista; 1935- Postmaster Alta Vista; National Commercial Club; St Bernard's Catholic Church; hobby: fishing; office & residence Alta Vista.
WENIG, Benjamin Joseph: Dentist; b. Dorchester, Iowa May 13, 1889; son of George F. Wenig & Barbara Schwartz; educated Dorchester; Charles City College 1912; University of Iowa, Doctor of Dental Surgery 1915; m. Cora S. Steinbach Aug 27, 1915 Charles City; foster daughter Malvina Elsie (Mrs. Harold Anspach); 1915-16 dentist with Dr. Stout, Waukon; 1916- dentist New Hampton; Mason City District Dental Society, life member; ADA; Chamber of Commerce; Rotary; New Hampton golf & Country Club; Knights of Pythias 183; Ancient Free & Accepted Masons 274; Knights Templar; York Rite; El Kahir Shrine; Methodist Church, trustee; hobbies: gardening, golf; office Unity Building; residence S Locust, New Hampton.
WHITE, Valmah Sherman: Attorney; b. Elkader, Iowa June 16, 1894; son of Glenn G. White & Lucy May Clark; educated Elkader High School 1922; LLB 1922; Delta Theta Phi; m. Ruth Elizabeth Appelman Sept 2, 1920 Clermont (divorced); son Robert Sherman; 1922-23 partner of John Hammil, practice law, Britt; 1923-30 private law practice, Britt; 1930- practice law, partner of M. F. Condon, New Hampton; 1926-30 Hancock County attorney, Britt; 1932-36 Chickasaw County attorney; 1934-38 mayor, New Hampton; during World War enlisted in French army 1916, Paris France Mallet reserve, re-enlisted in 18th division, returned June 1919, discharged from Long Island as sergeant; American Legion, past commander.; Chamber of Commerce, New Hampton; Benevolent Protective Order of Elks 418; Ancient Free & Accepted Masons, Britt, Congregational Church; hobby: fishing; office & residence New Hampton.
WICK, Hans Iver: Tailor; b. Stareimsvik Nordfjord, Norway Aug 22, 1866; son of Hans Wick & Enger Olsen; educated Stareimsvik Norway; m. Margaret Hattie Bean 1891 Nashua; son James Henry; daughter Iverne Ann; prior to 1887 tailor apprentice in Siverson Tailor Shop, Nordfjord Norway; 1887-88 operated tailor shop, Stareimsvik Norway; 1888 came to America, Fairbank Minnesota; 1888-89 tailor Monroe & Pike; 1889-91 tailor McCarlin Cutter-Bockman-Frank, Nashua; 1892-94 partner in McCarlin & Wick Tailor Shop, Iowa Falls; 1894- owner & operator tailor shop Nashua; Ancient Free & Accepted Masons 129; Scottish Rite; 32; El Kahir Shrine; Knights of Pythias; Lutheran Church; hobby: golf; office & residence Nashua.