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Biography of George P. Nieman

George P. Neiman. A career of singular interest and one that had been characterized by marked achievement is that of George P. Neiman, executive head of the Bank of Whitewater, an extensive farmer and stockman, and a citizen who had contributed in many ways to the growth of Butler County, and particularly to the thriving community of Whitewater, which he promoted and which is situated upon a portion of his original homestead, on which he filed in 1869. Mr. Neiman is a native of Pennsylvania, born at New Berlin, Union County, January 24, 1842, and a son of Isaac and Eliza (Swartz) Neiman. The Neiman family was founded in America previous to the war of the American Revolution, and the first of the family of whom authentic information had been obtained was Carl Neiman, the great-grandfather of George P., who was a resident of Berks County, Pennsylvania. His son, Peter Neiman, was a farmer and miller near Boyertown, and the latter’s son, Isaac Neiman, was born in Berks County, in 1813. Isaae Neiman learned the trade of harness maker in his youth, and in 1854 removed to Iowa, settling near Tipton, Cedar County, where he engaged in farming until his death, September 17, 1862. George P. Neiman received his education in the schools of Tipton, Iowa, and in his youth became a eountry school teacher, in addition to which duties he assisted his father on the home farm. In 1864 he went overland to California and spent some three years in seeking his fortune in the goldfields of that state, then returning by way of the Isthmus of Panama...

Biography of Walter J. Eilerts, M. D.

Walter J. Eilerts, M. D., in active practice at El Dorado and associated with Dr. F. E. Dillenbeck, one of the oldest and best known physicians in that part of the state, is a native of Kansas and his people were pioneers in Harvey County. Doctor Eilerts was born at Annelly in Harvey County, Kansas, December 27, 1881. His father, John Eilerts, was born in Germany, in 1837. The family came to America in 1846, and Grandfather Eilerts spent the rest of his life as a farmer in Illinois. He died at Chapin in that state. John Eilerts was nine years of age when brought to America, grew up and married at Chapin, Illinois, and was first a carpenter and afterward a general merchant. On coming to Kansas in 1880 he located at Annelly and was one of the early merchants of that town. He then moved to Whitewater, Kansas, and was in the mercantile business there for ten years. In 1899 he moved to Oklahoma and died at Nardin, Oklahoma, July 27, 1913. He was a republican from the time he served with the Union forces in the war of the rebellion. He enlisted in 1862, in the One Hundred and First Illinois Infantry, and was in service three years. He was wounded at Gettysburg, but was in all the battles participated in by his regiment. He belonged to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Lutheran Church. Doctor Eilert’s father and mother were both twice married. John Eilert’s first wife died at Jacksonville, Illinois, leaving the following children: Fannie, wife of Dan Rofstetter, of Chicago; Dollie,...

Biography of Wilhelm E. Regier M. D.

Wilhelm E. Regier, M. D. The courageous, investigating attitude of the Twentieth Century is nowhere more forcibly shown than in the ranks of the exponents of medical science. The tendency of the modern scientific physician to avoid, above all things, a hasty jumping to conclusions or too ready dependence upon formulae, is serving to destroy ancient delusions, thereby placing the health of the nation in the hands of reasoners and independent thinkers. In this class of rational thinkers belongs Wilhelm E. Regier, M. D., whose opportunities along professional lines have been numerous and whose use of the same had made him an important factor in connection with professional circles at Whitewater and in Butler County for a number of years. Doctor Regier was born at Elbing, Butler County, Kansas, November 20, 1882, and is a son of Rev. J. W. and Agathe (Dyck) Regier. His grandfather was Abraham Regier, who was born in 1816, near Marienburg, West Prussia, Germany, and was there engaged in farming until 1880, in which year he immigrated to the United States and settled near Elbing, Kansas, where he spent the last years of his life in retirement and died in 1889. J. W. Regier was also born near Marienburg, where he was reared and educated, and when twenty-seven years of age, in 1876, came to the United States and located first at Mount Pleasant, Iowa. After a short time he came as a pioneer of 1877 to Kansas and settled at what is now the town of Elbing, and which was given the same name as a large city not far from where Mr....

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