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Biography of Jesse B. Horn

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Jesse B. Horn is now superintendent of the city schools of Oneida in Nemaha County. He is a native of Kansas, and had spent most of his years since he attained his majority in school work either as a teacher or as an administrator of schools.

His ancestry, the Horns, originated in Germany and from there came to Pennsylvania, later removing to Ohio. His grandfather, George Horn, was born in Ohio in 1824, was a blacksmith by trade, and after living for a number of years in Indiana moved in 1869 to Kansas and was a pioneer in Labette County in the southeastern part of the state. From there he removed to Douglas County and finally retired to Seneca, Missouri, where he died in 1898. Besides working at his trade he also owned farm lands in Kansas.

E. R. Horn, father of Jesse B., was born in Indiana September 19, 1857, and was about eleven years old when the family came to Kansas. He grew up and received his early schooling in his native state and on coming to Kansas lived at Mound Valley. He was married in Johnson County and since his marriage had lived on his farm four miles northeast of Gardner in that county and is still cultivating his flelds and looking after his crops and land. He is a republican and is affiliated with the Modern Woodmen of America. E. R. Horn, in 1879, married Lulu Miller, who was born March 8, 1862, at Abingdon, Illinois. They have nine children, the oldest being Jesse Burton Horn. R. R. Horn is a farmer at Gardner. James Herbert now lives in Hillsboro, Illinois, where he is engaged in the manufacture of mitrie acid. Gertrude, a twin sister of James H., died at Iola, Kansas in 1910, the wife of William Brassfield. Buby is the wife of John P. Hurtzler, a farmer near Gardner. C. L. Horn is a merchant at Gardner. Maude married E. W. Moore, and they live at Lincoln, Nebraska, where he is solicitor for a firm. Zorene is the wife of Fred Atwood, a farmer at Gardner, Kansas. Charles V., the youngest of the family is still at home with his parents.

Jesse Burton Horn attended the rural schools of Johnson County and was born on his father’s farm in that locality March 4, 1880. He graduated from the Olathe High School in 1898 and during the following year tanght near Edgerton, Kansas. Then followed three years of active experience in the rural schools of Johnson County and for two years he was principal of schools at Stanley and another two years principal at Edgerton. For six years he was assistant principal at the Gardner schools, and in 1916 took his present post as superintendent of the Oneida schools.

In the meantime Mr. Horn had been vigorously prosecuting his studies and is now working for his degree Bachelor of Literature. He had been a student in the LincoIn-Jefferson College in Ohio. Politically he is a republican. He formerly served as treasurer of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and is affiliated with Gardner Lodge No. 56, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, and Gardner Camp No. 4355, Modern Woodmen of America. He is a member in good standing of the Kansas State and Nemaha County Teachers Associations.

Mr. Horn married in 1910, at Gardner, Miss Nell K. Riley, a daughter of C. A. and Kate (Oshel) Riley. Her parents live at Castor, Canada, where her father is a farmer. Mr. and Mrs. Horn have three children: Donald R., born December 5, 1911; Anna Lois, born September 19, 1914; and William, born August 10, 1916.


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