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Biography of Warren S. Plummer

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Warren S. Plummer, former county clerk of Pottawatomie County, is secretary, treasurer and manager of the Westmoreland Mercantile Company, the largest general merchandise house in business at the county seat. Mr. Plummer started life with an earnest purpose, and had steadily kept that in view and by industry and honorable dealings had attained a position where he is recognized as one of the leading men of his home county. He is a native of Pottawatomie County, having been born near the present Village of Flush, then known as Myers Valley, on January 7, 1875. He is of old American stock, the Plummers having come from England and settled in Virginia in Colonial times. His father Hezekiah Plummer was one of the early settlers in Pottawatomie County. He was born near Chillicothe, Ohio, in February, 1826, and when a boy entered upon an apprenticeship at the cooper and wagon making trade. He became a skilled workman. He was reared and married near Chillicothe and from there moved to Indiana. In 1862 he volunteered his services in Company I of the Thirtieth, Indiana Infantry, but after six months of service was discharged on account of disability. He then went back to Chillicothe, Ohio, and lived there until 1868, which was the date of his coming to Pottawatomie County....

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Biography of S. E. Leinbach

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now S. E. Leinbach. Fifty years have passed since Mr. Leinbach became a resident of Kansas. He arrived in Pottawatomie County as a pioneer not long after the close of the Civil war, in which he had played a gallant part as a Union soldier. The war was the first great event in his life and his settlement in Kansas the second. Mr. Leinbach developed a homestead and had since acquired a large body of the fertile and valuable soil of Pottawatomie County. He is now living at Onaga and had been a public spirited factor in the progress of that community since the pioneer spoeh. Mr. Leimbach’s ancestors came out of Germany and settled in Pennsylvania as early as 1716. Since early times the family lived in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, where S. E. Leinbach was born April 7, 1841, and where his father, Daniel Leinbach, was born in April, 1809. Daniel Leinbach married ‘Lydia Stitzel, also of German ancestry. She was bora in Northumberland County in 1811. Both of them died in the same year, 1840, victims of typhoid fever. Daniel Leinbach was a miller by trade and occupation, and owned a flour mill at McEwensville, Pennsylvania. He was a democrat and he and his wife were members of the German Reformed Church. S. E. Leinbach...

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Biographical Sketch of Julius Timendorfer

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Timendorfer, Julius; real estate and insurance; born, Rosdin, Silesia, Germany, Sept. 7, 1856; son of M. and Henrietta Fischer Timendorfer; educated in the public and manual training schools of native city, and Berlin; married, Oct. 4, 1886, Anna Rosenthal, of Stuttgart, Wurtemberg, Germany; issue, two daughters, Florence & Irma; when 15, entered a department store, as apprentice; worked three years without pay to learn the business; then worked as clerk; employed in a silk house in Koenigsburg, for 1 year; went into coal and lumber business with his father in Berlin; city salesman; landed in New York in 1877; worked in a coal yard, after ten days started for Cleveland; arrived with ten cents in his pocket; worked three months for Lloyd Fisher, a farmer; four months in the Cleveland Rolling Mill; porter for Strauss, Miller & Orth; promoted, after ten days to salesman; in 1887, went to Onaga, Kas., because of ill health; remained one and one-half years; returned to Cleveland, and opened a grocery store; soon sold out, and went into the real estate business; does a large brokerage business; first broker on Erie St. and has made 50 per cent. of the sales on that St.; sec’y and mgr. Euclid Bldg Co.; mgr. Boardman Realty Co.; sec’y and mgr. Wilson Improvement Co.; pres.,...

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Biography of George H. Grimmell, M. D.

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now George H. Grimmell, M. D. One of the first graduates of medicine to set up in practice at Howard, Kansas, was Dr. George H. Grimmell, who rendered his first professional services in that section of Elk County thirty years ago. With the exception of about eight years spent at Onaga, Doctor Grimmell had been continuously in practice at Howard since 1898, and is accounted one of the most competent surgeons in that locality. The first authentic records of his ancestry is found in the annals of the first crusade of 1096, A. D. There was a Sir John Von Grimmell, who was one of the enthusiastic Germans who joined as followers of the Cross in the endeavor to wrest Jerusalem from the hands of the Moslems. The line of descent from this crusader is traced directly to Dr. George H. Grimmell of Kansas. There is also a coat of arms in the family, and it is a reproduction of Baron Grimmell’s insignia as found in the year 1555. The coat consists of shield, quarterings, mantling, helmet, coronet and crest. Those versed in the science of heraldry can find in this coat of arms significant traces of the original Von Grimmell’s services as a crusader. Doctor Grimmell gets his profession naturally, since for several generations the Grimmell...

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