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Biography of Michael T. Hoffman, Rev.

Rev. Michael T. Hoffman is pastor of the Church of the Holy Cross at Emmett. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1908 and practically his entire service had been given in Kansas. He is a devoted and zealous churchman and had done much in a constructive way for the upbuilding of Catholic influence in Kansas. Father Hoffman was born in Alsace-Lorraine, Germany, June 4, 1885, but had lived in the United States since he was five years of age. His father, John Hoffman, was a native of the same border country but then under the Dominion of France, born in 1836. He grew up and married a native of the same province, Elizabeth Emmerich, who was born in 1844. John Hoffman had eight years of active military experience in Europe, and was discharged from the army just before the Franco-Prussian war. In 1890 he brought his family to New York City and was engaged in the wholesale tea and coffec business in that city until his death in 1909. As an American citizen he was a democrat in politics. Both he and his wife were faithful members of the Catholic Church. His wife died in New York in 1908. Father Hoffman was the youngest of a large family of twelve children. The oldest, also Michael by name, died at the age of six years. John is a florist...

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Biography of A. Sidney Chase

A. Sidney Chase. Quite recently, by his own choice, Mr. Chase terminated an official career which had been continuous for twenty-four years in the office of probate judge of Ellsworth County. It was a long and honorable service and when considered in connection with Judge Chase’s well known integrity of character and other successful aceomplishments it stands as a credit to the entire State of Kansas. To a large degree Judge Chase is the architect of his own destiny, but he had that inestimable advantage of good birth and the inheritance that comes from solid and substantial old American stock. It was the same family which in a collateral branch produced the eminent Salmon P. Chase, secretary of the treasury under Lincoln and later Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court Judge Chase’s great-grandfather, John Chase, was a soldier in the provincial wars and also. in the Revolution. The grandfather, Silas Chase, not only fought in the Revolution but also in 1812. Judge Chase was born at Boston, Massachusetts, February 5, 1842, a son of Autumnus S. and Mary A. (Peterson) Chase, both of whom were natives of Massachusetts. Autumnus S. Chase was an officer in the United States Navy and was on duty during the Mexican war. In 1848 he went to California with a ship load of miners’ cabins, ready to put up. He landed in...

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Biographical Sketch of George P. Comey

Comey, George P.; manufacturer; born, Brooklyn, N. Y., April 21, 1858; son of George P. and Clara Dean Comey; educated, Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute and Connecticut Literary Institute, at Suffield, Conn.; married, Hinsdale, Mass., June 29, 1881, Miss Nannie J. Gill; issue, seven children, Clara M., Florence L., George Lawrence, Frederick Harlan, Ralph, Harold and Robert; business career with his father and uncle in New York City, in the manufacture of ladies’ hats and straw goods for two years, came to Cleveland in 1880, and engaged in the same business with J. G. Pettee & Co.; after three years bought Mr. Pettee’s interest, and organized the firm of Comey & Johnson; Mr. Johnson died in 1905, and the firm was re-incorporated; pres. the Comey & Johnson Co., pioneer firm in Cleveland in the manufacture of women’s straw and felt hats, and one of the largest firms of its kind in the U. S.; director The First National Bank; vice pres. The American Artificial Silk Co.; member Union, Euclid and Automobile...

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Biographical Sketch of Horace Arthur Fuller

Fuller, Horace Arthur; manufacturer; born, Cleveland, Sept. 23, 1864; son of Samuel Augustus and Julia Clark Fuller; educated, Cleveland public schools, and one year Western Reserve University; married, Brooklyn, N. Y., April 14, 1886, Alice Tenney Ingersoll; issue, Antionette F., Pierrong and Marian Fuller; began business in January, 1883, with Condit, Fuller & Co.; this was a partnership; about two years later, entered the employ of The Union Rolling Mill Co.; in 1888, as asst. sec’y, in 1891, elected treas. and gen. mngr., and pres. in 1911; vice pres. of The Bourne-Fuller Co. in 1891; pres. since January, 1912; pres. of The Upson Nut Co.; pres. and treas. The Union Rolling Mills Co.; vice pres. and treas. The Bourne Fuller Co.; director Central National Bank, and American Box Co.; member school board in the village of Brattenahl; member Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, and Union, Country, Mayfield, and Tavern Clubs. Recreations: Golf and...

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Biography of William Elliott Barnhart

William Elliott Barnhart, who has lived in Kansas City, Kansas, since 1887, has held many large responsibilities in connection with transportation lines, both urban and general railway companies, and has also regulated his private affairs so as to give time for much public service to his home city. His personal career has been one of many interesting experiences and achievements and his ancestry is also an appropriate matter of record. Mr. Barnhart was born at Cedar Valley in Wayne County, Ohio, December 8, 1857, a son of Frederick William and Clarisas (Gooding) Barnhart. The paternal ancestry goes back to his great-grandfather Johann Wilhelm Bernhardt. From the German Palatinate, now including chiefly Baden and Rhenish Bavaria, this ancestor emigrated on May 12, 1764, and settled in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. A son of Johann Wilhelm was Philippe Bernhardt, who served as a soldier in the War of 1812. Philippe’s wife was Elizabeth Rice, whose father, Frederick Rice, was a gallant soldier of the War of the Revolution and when he died at Wooster, Ohio, in February, 1848, he was accorded burial with the honors of war. The old family bible of Johann Wilhelm and of Philippe Bernhardt is now in the possession of Mr. Barnhart of Kansas City. About a hundred years ago the family name was changed from Bernhardt to Barnhart so that the spelling and pronunciation might conform. On...

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Biographical Sketch of Rollin Henry White

White, Rollin Henry; automobile mnfr.; son of Thomas H. White and Almira Greenleaf White; educated, Cornell University, ’94, M. E. and E. E.; married, Brooklyn, N. Y., Sept. 2, 1896, Katharine King; issue, Elizabeth, William King, Rollin Henry, Jr.; member Union, Country, and Chagrin Valley Hunt...

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Biographical Sketch of Samuel Rockwell

Rockwell, Samuel; civil engineer; born, Brooklyn, N. Y., Feb. 20, 1847; son of William and Susan Lawrence Prince Rockwell; educated, Yale College and Sheffield Scientific School, 1873; Ph. B.; married, St. Joseph, Mo., June 7, 1881, Cordelia Ann Geiger; issue, four sons and one daughter; business career, 1873-1877, resident engineer D. L. & W. R. R., Hoboken, N. J.; built tunnel through Bergen Hill and other changes of line and separation of grade work; 1877-1881, contractor; 1881-1882, asst. city engineer, Kansas City, Mo.; 1882-1884, principal asst. engineer, St. Paul Water Works; 1884-1887, locating and constructing engineer, St. Paul & M. & M. R. R.; 1887-1890, chief engineer, Eastern Minnesota By. Co.; 1890, chief engineer, extension of A. T. & S. F. R. R. to San Francisco; 1891, chief engineer, Duluth & Winnipeg R. R.; 1891-1899, engineer M. S. Division, L. S. & M. S. R. R., at Toledo; 1899-1904, principal asst. engineer, L. S. & M. S. R. R. at Cleveland; 1904-1905, asst. chief engineer, L. S. & M. S. R. R. Co.; 1905-1913, consulting engineer, L. S. & M. S. R. R., Cleveland, O.; member American Society of Civil Engineers, and American Railway Engineering Ass’n; Mason; member Athletic and Mayfield Clubs. Recreations: Hunting and...

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Biography of John Lumbard

The name of John Lumbard is closely interwoven with the history of Muskogee, for he remained an active factor in the development and progress of this section of the state to the time of his death. He was born in Sweden, May 21, 1862, and was a son of William and Catherine Lumbard, who were also natives of that country. The father was warden of the Lutheran church in Sweden, to which he belonged through the greater part of his life, and was always a faithful follower of the teachings and high purposes of the church. He died in Sweden in 1892, and his wife passed away in the same year. John Lumbard, whose name introduces this review, spent the period of his boyhood and youth in his native country, pursuing Mr. Nolle is a member of the United Brethren church and is his education in the public schools, while subsequently he worked in the sawmills there until he determined to try his fortunes in the new world. On the 28th of February, 1891, he reached the United States and took up his abode in Brooklyn, New York, where he worked until about 1895. At that time he entered the employ of Morgan & Wright at Chicago, when the firm first started business in an old box car on May street. He learned the tire business thoroughly, mastering every...

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Biographical Sketch of William Andrew Leonard, Rt. Rev. D. D.

Leonard, William Andrew, Rt. Rev. D. D.; Bishop of Ohio; born, Southport, Connecticut, July 15, 1848; educated, Philips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, St. Stephen’s College, Annadale, N. Y., and Berkley Divinity School, Middletown, Conn.; ordained May 31, 1871, degrees of D. D. from St. Stephen’s College, and Washington and Lee University, Virginia; Rector the Church of the Redeemer, Brooklyn, N. Y., 1872-1880; St. John’s Parish, Washington, D. C., 1880-1889; consecrated Bishop of Ohio, Oct. 12, 1889; in charge of the American Episcopal churches on the continent of Europe, 1897-1906; one of the founders of the University Club; Chaplain Ohio Society of New York; pres. Board of Trustees of Kenyon College; trustee University school; member General Board of Civic Federation of Cleveland, and the Society of Sons of Colonial...

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Biography of Herbert Andrew Browne, M. D.

Herbert Andrew Browne, M. D. Since 1899 Doctor Browne had been in steady demand for his exceptional professional ability as a physician and surgeon in Galena. His offices are at 305½ Main Street. Doctor Browne is an active member of the Cherokee County, Southeastern Kansas and State Medical Societies and the American Medical Association, and by these associations and by all other standards of judgment that can be applied to members of this profession he ranks as one of the leaders in his section of the state. Doctor Browne came to Galena after one year of practice in Kansas City, Missouri. In 1894 he entered the Homeopathic Medical College of Kansas City, from which he graduated M. D. in 1898. He had since taken courses in chemistry and had attended the Bacteriological Clinics at Kansas City, and had certificate showing this advanced work. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, March 11, 1878, and during the eighty years his family had lived in America they have been residents in several eastern and western cities. His grandfather Charles W. Browne was born near Belfast, Ireland, in 1818 and came to America about 1836, locating in New York City. He was a merchant tailor. For a number of years he was in business in Chicago, and was head of the firm of Browne and Moran, who conducted the largest merchant tailoring...

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Biography of Bernhard Teichgraeber

Bernhard Teichgraeber is now sole proprietor of the City Mill and Elevator Company at Emporia. Any institution whose wheels have been turning and whose machinery had been grinding out a useful product for daily consumption during a period of thirty years or more had more than ordinary interest and associations. This is particularly true of the City Mill and Elevator Company of Emporia, which was established prior to 1886 by Doctor Armour, and is one of the landmarks of the city. Its present owner is a practical miller, a profession which had run in the family for several generations, and he had been a resident of Kansas more or less continuously for about thirty years. He is of German origin and birth, born in Saxony, Germany, June 12, 1861. His father, William August Teichgraeber, who was also a miller, was born in Saxony in 1820 and died there in 1878. He was a member of the Lutheran Church. The maiden name of the mother was Antonia Fisher, who was born in Saxony in 1832 and died there in 1873. Their children all came to America, and a brief record of them is as follows: Theodore, a miller, died at Lindsborg, Kansas, at the age of fifty-six; Wilhelmina, wife of William Unger, a retired resident at Salina, Kansas; Bertha, wife of Herman Winkler, a farmer at California, Missouri; Richard, in...

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Elnathan Reynolds Atwater of Brooklyn NY

Elnathan Reynolds Atwater7, (John6, Benjamin5, Benjamin4, Benjamin3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Dec. 15, 1815, died Nov. 29, 1899, married, April 15, 1858, Rosa Patience, daughter of John Parsons and Julia (Lawrence) Smith, who was born Nov. 19, 1835, died July 12, 1896. He was a lawyer and clergyman. At one time he was the editor of the Christian Intelligencer. They lived in Brooklyn, N. Y. Children: 1629. Julia Lawrence. 1630. Rosa Reynolds. 1631. Maria Louisa. 1632. Anna Grant, m. May 15, 1897, Lewis Reynolds Knapp, of Round Hill, Conn. 1633. Eva, b. Jan. 12, 1868, d. Jan. 26, 1868. 1634. Clara Parsons, m. Nov. 14, 1894, James Turner Akerman. 1635. John Parsons, b. in 1872, d. Dec. 20, 1897. 1636....

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Susan M. Todd Everett of Brooklyn NY

EVERETT, Susan M. Todd9, (Abraham H.8, Abraham7, Abraham6, Abraham5, Abraham4, Jonah3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born June 27, 1850, married April 10, 1878, Samuel H. Everett. He was at one time engaged in the hotel business in New York City. Mrs. Everett was living at 490 Hancock St., Brooklyn, N. Y., in 1913. Children: I. Samuel H., b. April 20, 1879. II. Susan May, b. June 22, 1881, m. J. Willis Clark, of Mt. Kisco, N. Y. III. Charles E., b. Jan. 20, 1885, m. Florence Webster. IV. Edith E., b. Aug. 26,...

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William Clifton Todd of Brooklyn NY

William Clifton Todd9, (Henry H.8, Jonah H.7, Jonah6, Jonah5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) married Lillie Antoinette, daughter of Milo A. and Cornelia M. (Cook) Todd. For ancestry of Lillie A. Todd see No. 1918. At one time they lived in Brooklyn, N. Y. Children: 2554. Marjorie Caroline, b. Jan. 29, 1888. 2555. Lillian Beatrice, b. July 6,...

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Ciesiel, Robert F. “Bob” – Obituary

Robert F. “Bob” Ciesiel, 77, a longtime Baker City resident, died Oct. 1, 2005, at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise. Bob’s vigil/wake will begin at 5:30 tonight at his residence at 42797 Nye Road. Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Francis de Sales Cathedral, First and Church streets. Interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. Bob was born on Aug. 7, 1928, at Brooklyn, N.Y., to Leo and Viola Lechmanski Ciesielski. He was raised at Brooklyn and Floral Park, N.Y., graduating from Sewanhaka High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Army on Oct. 1, 1946. He was honorably discharged on Feb. 25, 1948. Later, he became a commissioned officer in the Air Force ROTC. He went on to college, graduating from the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque with a bachelor’s degree in geology. He married Marihelen Williamson on Feb. 24, 1952, at Bernalillo, N.M. He started his working career as a doodlebugger in a seismographic company and then joined the Exploration and Mining Division of the Atomic Energy Commission at Grand Junction, Colo. He transferred to the Bureau of Land Management as a mining engineer at Portland, and finally transferred to the BLM, Baker District, in Baker City. Throughout his career, he worked in all of the 11 Western states. Bob was a member of St. Francis de Sales Catholic...

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