Biography of Glenn Limbocker

Denton & Limbocker. More of the business of the town of South Mound in Neosho County, is handled through the firm of Denton & Limbocker than any other one commercial organization. They are grain dealers, merchants, farmers, bankers, and both partners also have an important part in public affairs, Mr. Denton being postmaster of South Mound, while Mr. Limbocker is a county commissioner.

Glenn Limbocker, of the firm of Denton & Limbocker, and present county commissioner of Neosho County, was born at South Mound, Kansas, on a farm, September 15, 1877. His ancestors came from Germany, the family having lived in America for several generations. His father, Joseph Gilbert Limbocker, who lives on a farm 2½ miles east of South Mound, was born in Iowa in 1854, spent the first sixteen years of his life there, and about 1870 came to Neosho County, Kansas, and established his home within half a mile of the farm where he now resided. He had been a successful man and had a highly-improved place of eighty acres. In politics he is a republican, and had served two terms as township trustee in Neosho County. His church is the Methodist. He married Jennie McKee, who was born in Indiana in 1852. The oldest of their children is Mr. Glenn Limbocker. Earl, who died in 1904, at Van Buren, Arkansas, had made a balloon ascension and was drowned after his descent. Lettie Pearl had been mentioned above as the wife of John F. Denton. Lettie’s twin sister died in infancy.

Glenn Limbocker acquired an education in the common schools of South Mound and lived on his father’s farm until the age of twenty-two. After that he was farming for himself until 1907, and then moved to South Mound and was a general merchant for two years, at the end of which time the present firm of Denton & Limbocker was established. Mr. Limbocker owned a good residence on Main Street and is a stockholder in the South Mound State Bank.

While his partner is a loyal democrat, Mr. Limbocker is equally firm in his allegiance to the republican organization. In 1914 he was elected to the office of county commissioner, and had filled that office since January, 1915, his term expiring December 31, 1918. Some years ago be was elected constable and served two years, and he was the republican postmaster of South Mound under President Roosevelt and President Taft, serving for eight years. He is a member and steward in the Methodist Episcopal Church.

December 7, 1899, at South Mound, he married Miss Hattie D. Denton, sister of his business partner, John F. Denton. Three children were born to their marriage: A son that died in infancy; Paul L., born September 15, 1902; and Hazel C., born April 19, 1905.

MLA Source Citation:

Connelley, William E. A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans. Chicago : Lewis, 1918. 5v. Biographies can be accessed from this page: Kansas and Kansans Biographies. Web. 27 January 2015. - Last updated on Jan 21st, 2012

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