Location: La Porte Indiana

Biographical Sketch of William Nicholas Hailmann

Hailmann, William Nicholas; educator; born, Glaris, Switzerland, Oct. 20, 1836; son of William Alexander and Babette Hailmann; educated, Gymnasium, Zurich, and with tutor; studied in Medical College, Louisville, Ky., 1855-1856; (hon. A. M. University of Louisville, 1864; Ph. D., Ohio University, 1885); married Eudora Lucas, of Louisville, Dec. 24, 1857 (died 1904); 2d Helena Kuhn, of Detroit, Dec. 25, 1907; teacher of natural sciences, Louisville High Schools, 1856-1865; director German and English Academy, Louisville, 1865-1973; director German and English Academy, Milwaukee, 1873-1878; director German-American Seminary, Detroit, 1878-1883; supt. public schools, La Porte, Ind., 1883-1894; nat. supt. of Indian schools, 1894-8; supt. of instruction, Dayton, O., 1898; head dept. psychology, Chicago Normal School, 1904-1908; prof. history of education, Cleveland Normal Training School since Sept. 7, 1909. Author: Outlines of a System of Object Teaching, 1866; History of Pedagogy, 1870; Kindergarten Culture, 1872; Letters to a Mother, 1876; Early Education, 1878; Primary Helps, 1884; Primary Methods, 1887; Application of Psychology to Teaching, 1887; Froebel’s Education of Man, 1890; Constructive Form-Work, 1901; The English Language, 1902; The Laurel Primer, 1903; etc. Editor: Erzichungsblatter, 1870-1883; Kindergarten Messenger and New Education, 1876-1883. Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT...

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Biography of Bert Edward Nussbaum

Muskogee has every reason to be proud of her bench and bar. The representatives thereof have, on the whole, been men of high character and of marked capability in the field of their chosen profession. In a calling where advancement depends entirely upon individual merit and ability Bert Edward Nussbaum has made for himself a creditable position and by reason of this his life’s story is an interesting one. He was born in La Porte, Indiana, February 16, 1875, and is a son of L. and Bettie (Fleishel) Nussbaum. The father was a merchant who long conducted a saddlery hardware business and thus provided for the support of the members of his household. Bert E. Nussbaum enjoyed excellent educational opportunities, supplementing a course in the University of Notre Dame in Indiana by further study in the University of Michigan. It was in the latter institution that he pursued his law course Sand was admitted to practice at the Michigan bar in 1896. Three years later he removed to Chicago, where he opened a law office, this being his initial step in the field of his profession, for following his graduation he had gone abroad and had traveled quite extensively in Europe on account of ill health. He dates his residence in Muskogee from 1907 and through the intervening period of fourteen years has continued in general practice. He thoroughly...

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Nichols, A. W. – Obituary

The Waverly (Kansas) Gazette of August 22 contains this announcement of the death of A.W. Nichols, a former respected citizen of Union. A.W. Nichols died Saturday afternoon, August 16, 1913, from appendicitis. He had been operated on for appendicitis a few days previously for the removal of the diseased appendix, but when the incision was made it was found the appendix had ruptured and the puss had entered the abdominal cavity, where it caused peritonitis, which was the immediate cause of his death. Arthur W. Nichols was the son of Joseph H. and Addie F. Nichols, and was born at La Porte, Indiana, Aug. 29, 1870, and at the time of his death was 42 years, 11 months and 13 days of age. He is survived by his wife, two children aged father and mother, two brothers, G.E. Nichols, of Fields Landing, Calif., and one sister, Mrs. Maud Rodgers, of Green City, Mo. The entire community sympathizes with the bereaved ones. The community has lost a progressive and public-spirited citizen, who was always ready to lend his help to every worthy enterprise. Contributed by: Larry...

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Biographical Sketch of A. W. Rynearson

A.W. RYNEARSON. – Mr. Rynearson, one of the most substantial fruit-growers of the Grande Ronde, was born in Pennsylvania in 1830. He received an academic education at McEwansville academy, and at the age of eighteen sought a business field at La Porte, Indiana. In 1852 he made the journey across the plains to Oregon, living first at Butteville, in Marion county. Ten years later he sought a new location, selecting the Grande Ronde as the most eligible point, and locating near La Grande. He has brought his farm to high cultivation, having an orchard of eight hundred trees, with small fruit likewise. He has successfully cultivated hops for three years. In 1868 he was married to Miss Mollie M. Sharp of La Porte, Indiana; and they have a family of three girls. In public affairs Mr. Rynearson has a well-recognized position of clerk of Oro Dell School District. During the Union trouble of 1856, he was in the Rogue river valley, and did his part to restore...

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