History of Gage County, Nebraska; A Narrative of the Past, with Special Emphasis Upon the Pioneer Period of the County's History, Its Social, Commercial, Educational, Religious, and Civic Development from the Early Days to the Present Time

History of Gage County, Nebraska; A Narrative of the Past, with Special Emphasis Upon the Pioneer Period of the County's History, Its Social, Commercial, Educational, Religious, and Civic Development from the Early Days to the Present Time

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...in an independent way. Under these conditions he continued his energetic and ambitious activities four years, and he then purchased his present farm, which was at that time improved with a primitive house of two rooms, a barn twelve by sixteen feet in dimensions, and a corncrib. The measure of his vigorous achievement in the intervening years is shown in the thrift that is manifest in all departments of his farm enterprise and also in the excellent buildings which he has erected and which mark his farm as one of model order, his attention being given to diversified agriculture and stock-growing. In 1898 Mr. Siefkes wedded Miss Ida Ehmen, who was born and reared in this country and is a daughter of William Ehmen, adequate record concerning her parents being given on other pages of this volume. Mr. and Mrs. Siefkes have eight children--Diedrich, William, Annie, Henry, Ermina, Minnie, Herman, and John, and the religious faith of the family is that of the Lutheran church. Entering fully into the spirit of American customs and institutions and speaking the English language like a native of the United States, Mr. Siefkes is a staunch supporter of the cause of the Republican party and is influential in public affairs in Hanover township. In 1914 he was elected representative of the First district on the county board ot supervisors, an office of which he was the incumbent three years, and he has served also as a member of the board of township trustees and ten years as assessor for his precinct. Through his own well ordered efforts he has won worthy success and in addition to being the owner of a valuable farm property he is shareholder of the Farmers' Elevator Company at Pickrell. RICHARD W. GRANT is a leading representative of the architect's...show more

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  • Paperback | 608 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 31mm | 1,070g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236554248
  • 9781236554246