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Telephone Companies - miscellaneous info.

Note: unless otherwise credited, the information has been contributed by Reid R. Johnson

1908 - Communia Telephone Co
The telephone meeting here was largely attended and the following officers were elected for the coming year:
President - Henry Cords
Vice Pres. - Freeman Pugh
Sec. - J. W. Meyer
Treasurer - Frank Tieden
Directors - Jake Steen, Roy Hines, Lewis Klink
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 16 Jan. 1908. Communia column

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1910 - Millville Farmers Telephone Co.
The first annual meeting of the Millville Farmers Telephone Company was held in Becker's hall of this place Monday. The meeting was very largely attended. A feature of the session was the address given by Mr. M. J. Berger, the Vote-Berger Co., of LaCrosse, his subject being "The value of a Telephone." The officers elected are:
President - George Friedman
Vice-President - Wm. Welsh
Sec. and Treas. J. A. Smith
Directors - Geo. Friedman, Wm. Wesch, J. A. Smith, John Becker, John Livingston, Nicholas Schaul

The Millville Farmers Telephone Company was organized several months ago, and is the consolidation of six rural telephone companies in the vicinity of Millville. Legal steps for completion of the incorporation are about completed.
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 17 Feb. 1910

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1913 - Garber Telephone Co.
The Garber Telephone Co. held their annual meeting at the Y.M.C. Building, Monday. The same officers were re-elected, as follows:
Pres. - Ed Simons
Vice-Pres. - R. F. Smith
Sec'y-Treas. - J. A. Swisher
Directors - Jeff Harbaugh, Ed Miller, D. W. Bowman
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 16 Jan. 1913. Garber column

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1916 - Communia Farmers' Telephone Co., Communia
At a meeting of the Communia Farmers Telephone Company held last Monday at the Communia Turner Hall, the following officers and directors were elected:
President - J. J. Kuehl
Vice President - Mart Stence
Secretary - Geo. Feller
Treasurer - Wm. Muench
Directors - L. Lembke, Henry Cords, John Stallbaum, Wm. G. Bente, John Olinger, Adolph Possehl, L. Sherman

The affairs of the company are in a flourishing condition and the earnings are being put into improvements and extensions, thus continually giving better services. ~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 13 Jan. 1916. Local News column.

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1924 - Farmers Mutual Telephone Co., Elkader
The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Clayton County Farmers Mutual Telephone Company was held at the Town Hall, Monday afternoon, October 6th. The following officers were elected:
President - W. J. Roach
Vice President - H. H. Diers
Treasurer - W. A. Baars
Secretary - J. J. Finnegan was appointed last spring and holds office till Jan. 1, 1925.
Directors:
John Stillbaum
Ole Embretson
John Olinger
W. G. Bente
H. Possehl.
George Kurdelmeyer
A. F. Buckman
Carl Lenth
Wm. Finley
~Elkader Register, Thur., 9 Oct. 1924

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1927 - Clayton County Farmers Mutual Telephone Company
The annual meeting of the Clayton County Farmers Mutual Telephone Company was held here in the City Hall and the following officers were elected by the stockholders:
Directors - Wm. Finley, John Stallbaum, Wm. Huebner, Henry Possehl, John Olinger
President - W. J. Roach
Vice-President - John Stallbaum
Secretary - J. J. Finnegan
Treasurer and Manager - W. A. Baars
This is the strongest farmers telephone company in the county and operates a separate exchange here in Elkader.
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 06 Oct. 1927

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1933 - Garber Farmers Telephone Co.
Garber: The stockholders of the Farmers Telephone Company held their annual meeting Saturday afternoon at Barnhart's Hall to discuss plans for 1933 and to elect the following officers:
President - S. B. Oldham
Vice-President - Watson E. Gull
Sec.-Treas. - Elmer Morley
Directors - Fred Thein, Fred Amsden, Ray Smith
Central - Mrs. Alta Zearley
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 19 Jan. 1933

 

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