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Location: Esbon Kansas

Biography of Edward Grauerholz

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Edward Grauerholz. On the official record of citizens who have served the community of Esbon in public capacities involving the discharge of duties of responsibility and trust the name of Edward Grauerholz frequently appears. He had been a member of the city council for several years and had also served in the position of city clerk, and since January, 1916, had had charge of the mail service of this locality, having been appointed at that time postmaster of Esbon. He had been a resident of this locality for a decade, and prior to giving the greator part of his time to official duties was well known in business circles, and whether in commercial or public life his career had been one in which he had shown the capacity to perform whatever responsibilities have devolved upon him and an integrity which naturally attracts public confidence and esteem. Mr. Grauerholz was born on a farm in Smith County, Kansas, October 3, 1882, and is a son of H. H. and Mary (Brandess) Grauerholz. His father was born in 1831, at Hanover, Germany, and was educated in the public schools, following which he entered upon his career in an effort to gain independence and position. Although he was industrious and energetic, his labors yielded him little more than a...

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Biography of Charles Clyde Myers

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Charles Clyde Myers. A young lawyer of pronounced character, whether considered from the viewpoint of his professional attainments or from the standpoint of progressive citizenship, Charles Clyde Myers had been engaged in practice at Mankato since November, 1913, and is now serving his second term as attorney of Jewell County. Like many of the members of his profession he began his career as a school teacher, and his training had been thorough and comprehensive, so that while he had been in active practice for only comparatively a short period, he had already been able to take a leading place in the ranks of his vocation. Mr. Myers is one of the native sons of Jewell County who had “made good” in his home community. He was born on a farm in the Esbon community August 28, 1885, his parents being Frederick J. and Nannie A. (Pennington) Myers, the former of whom was born at Centerburg, Ohio, April 11, 1855, and a member of a family which, originating in Germany, immigrated to America during colonial times and located in Pennsylvania. Frederick J. Myers was reared in his native state, where he received his education in the public schools, and was still a young man when he came to Kansas, locating in Jewell County in 1880. Here he...

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Biography of William H. Beam, Hon.

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Hon. William H. Beam. The chief executive of the thriving little City of Esbon, in the western part of Jewell County, Hon. William H. Beam, is now serving his third term in the office of mayor. Prior to his first election he had demonstrated to the citizens of this community his ability and resource as a business man, and he was chosen to lead the city government with the trust that he would place the city upon a sound financial standing. This faith had been vindicated in every way and during his three administrations Esbon had benefited materially by improvements which have been installed as a result of his activity in conscientiously discharging the duties of his position. Mayor Beam had been connected with business affairs here since 1907, and is the proprietor of the only furniture and undertaking establishment of the city and of this part of Jewell County. William H. Beam was born on a farm one-half a mile north of Esbon, Jewell County, Kansas, in March, 1876, and is a son of Fraucis B. and Jane C. (Palmer) Beam. The Beams were one of the pioneer families of Iowa, in which state, in February 4, 1844, Francis B. Beam was born. He was reared and educated in that state and was seventeen years...

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Zeigler Elroy H. – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Elgin, Oregon Elroy H. Zeigler Jr., 87, of Elgin, died at his home Nov. 7. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Loveland Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Elroy was born Nov. 13, 1919, to Elroy and Neoma P. (Meek) Zeigler in Esbon, Kan. The family moved to Colorado, then to Langlois. Elroy went into the service in 1942 and served in the Army as a mail carrier. He married Grace L. Armstrong in January 1946 in Seattle. The couple moved to McKinley and lived there for more than 50 years. Elroy worked for the Coos County Road Department and in the woods. He loved to hunt and play music for the Old Time Fiddlers in Coquille. They moved to Elgin in 1997 to be closer to family and for health reasons. Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Charles Washburn of La Grande; four grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Robert M. and Joyce Zeigler of California; and many nieces, nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to the Heart-N-Home Hospice, 1435 Campbell St., Baker City 97814. The Observer – Obituaries for the week ending November 17,...

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