Location: Sheboygan Wisconsin

Biography of William A. Meese

When that evil day shall come whereon William A. Meese exchanges his 7 1/8 derby of commerce for the starry crown of heavenly reward, doffs his conventional haberdashery of the Mississippi Valley for the celestial cerements of eternal bliss, Moline will pause in its onward march to industrial eminence, consider well this life-time of devotion to the city’s interests, drop a tear of affection for a departed comrade and wonder with apprehension where the half-dozen men are to spring from to take his place in the struggle for civic improvement. He has been for a half-century the loyal friend of his town, the unwavering champion of Moline’s claims to consideration, her press agent, advocate and guardian spirit. This esteem is mutual and reciprocal and the constant plea of Moline is that William A. Meese may long be spared to serve as her envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary. His list of activities for the good of his city before deliberative and legislative bodies and as a member of organizations which have built the city into its present proud condition, spiritually, morally, educationally and industrially has not been written. The record is long, honorable and fortunately incomplete. William A. Meese was born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, February 1, 1856. It has been a subject of regret that he was not a native of Moline, but this error, not his own, he repaired...

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Biographical Sketch of Hon. Joseph Foster

HON. JOSEPH FOSTER. – Mr. Foster was the fourth child in a family of eleven children, and the son of Thomas and Rosetta J. Larsky Foster. He was born near Hamilton, Ontario, April 10, 1828, where he lived until six years of age, when his parents moved to Geogy county, Ohio. When old enough he learned the tailor’s trade, and when twenty-one years of age went to Wisconsin, locating in Sheboygan, where he followed his trade for three years. He then, in 1851, started overland to the Pacific coast, and reached Portland in July, 1852. He went to the Shasta and Rogue river mines, where he followed mining a short time, after which he went to San Francisco. He then came on a sailing vessel to Seattle, and located a Donation claim on the Duwamish, and has since followed logging and farming. He now owns three hundred and forty acres nine miles east of Seattle. Mr. Foster is a strong Democrat, and in 1859 was elected tot he territorial legislature on the Democratic ticket. Since that time he has been elected three terms to the lower house, and three terms to the council, being the only man in Washington Territory who has held the same position so many times. He was married on the Duwamish to Miss Martha J. Steel, a native of Indiana. By this union they have...

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Rammer, Jeffrey Scott – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Jeffrey Scott Rammer, 34, of Baker City, died Nov. 19, 2000. A Celebration of Life service was held at the First Lutheran Church, 1734 Third St. Mr. Rammer was born on June 4, 1966, at Sheboygan, Wis. He moved to Portland to pursue a career in corrections. He was a corrections officer with the state Department of Corrections for 13 years. He met his wife, Julie, in Salem. They were married on Sept. 15, 1991. In 1997, they had their first son, Jacob. Later that year, Mr. Rammer and his family moved to Baker City where he was employed at the Powder River Correctional Facility as a transport officer. Their second son, Jared, was born in 1998. Mr. Rammer played an active role in raising the couple’s two sons. He always found time to take them for walks, to play basketball or T-ball or to take them hiking, fishing or just reading them their favorite books. He loved to fly fish; catch and release was his motto. He loved to tie flies. He loved to read about different areas in the mountains he wanted to explore and the rivers he wanted to fish. He enjoyed working out at the gym and having barbecues with good friends and family. He loved to cook and enjoyed putting on a feast for everyone. He was an avid football fan....

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Rammer, Jeffrey Scott (2) – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Jeffrey Scott Rammer, 34, of Baker City, died Nov. 21, 2000, at St. Alphonsus Hospital in Boise. His co-workers showed their respect for Mr. Rammer by accompanying his parents from the funeral home to the airport after a brief gathering and viewing at Relyea Funeral Home in Boise today. He will be buried Saturday in a family plot in Wisconsin. There was a service at St. Alphonsus Hospital in Boise at the request of the staff who had come to know and love him during his stay there since Aug. 28. There will be a Baker City memorial service for him next week. Mr. Rammer was born at Sheboygan, Wis. He played tennis at South High School in his hometown and graduated with the Class of 1984. After graduation, he followed his sister, Vicki, who died earlier, to Portland. It was there that he attended school to become a corrections officer. In 1988, he was hired by the Oregon Department of Corrections. He worked for the Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem where he later moved. In 1996, he and his family moved to Baker City where he transferred with the state to work at the Powder River Correctional Facility as a transport officer. His life was enriched by his love for the outdoors. Many days were spent fly fishing and enjoying the rivers and streams. A...

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