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The NEBE Bros. Shoe Store, Atlantic, Iowa is one of the solid, pushing business enterprises of Atlantic, and has built up a splendid trade in the five years it has been exerting itself to please the public. The NEBE Bros. believe in going after the trade and in keeping persistently at it, and by this they have conquered. They employ two shoemakers the year through. Both members of the firm are pushers and are active in anything promising good to the city and its people. They are interested with S. G. HUNTER in the new neck yoke factory recently started here.

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1. Frank M. NEBE, was born in Glenwood, Iowa, May 27, 1873, and when old enough went on the road and afterwards operated shoe stores in Clarinda and Plattsmouth. He came to Atlantic in March, 1899, and opened the NEBE Shoe Store and ran it alone until September, 1901, when he was joined by his brother Emil. He is an Odd Fellow and takes great interest in the order.

2. Emil H. NEBE, was born at Glenwood, Iowa, November 11, 1875, and when old enough engaged in the shoe business with his father at Glenwood, remaining there continuously up to the time of coming here September 2, 1901. He is thoroughly versed in his business and is energetic and enterprising. He is a member of the Knights of Pythias and the very capable Secretary of the Atlantic Business Men's Association.

3. Val WIEGAND, dealer in boots and shoes, Anita, Iowa, was born in Germany, January 19, 1855, and came to America in 1881, when 26 years old. He came direct to Anita and has lived there ever since, first establishing a repair shop, and then in 1887 adding a line of boots and shoes. Since then he has been increasing his stock to meet the demands of his growing trade and today enjoys the generous patronage of the public. He is an Odd Fellow, belonging to the Subordinate lodge and the Camp; has filled the chairs and been representative to the Grand Lodge. He is a Woodman and has represented his lodge in the Grand Lodge. He is alive to everything looking to the good of his town and has served it in various capacities on the School Board and in the Council.

From: Exposition Souvenir Album, published by Democrat Publishing Company, Atlantic, Iowa, 1904.
Transcribed by Brenda Magee, July, 2012.

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