Surname: Behrens

Biographical Sketch of L. P. Behrens

Few men have brought more honor and recognition to San Mateo county then L. P. Behrens, cashier of the First National Bank and president of the San Mateo County Savings Bank of Redwood City. As a banker and financier Mr. Behrens has become known throughout the state so favorably that the honor of being president of the California Bankers’ Association fell to him. This was a rare distinction to come to a man from a county which had so few members of ‘the Association and was so unimportant compared with the great financial centers of the state. As a recognition of the splendid service of Mr. Behrens to the Association, he was presented with a beautiful loving cup when he retired from office. As the directing genius of two of the county’s largest financial institutions, Mr. Behrens has been a potent factor in the development of Redwood City and the peninsula. He has financed many large business enterprises and has been instrumental in locating several large industrial plants on the peninsula. The $1,250,000 bond issue for good roads is only one of the big movements for the betterment of the county that has received Mr. Behrens’ hearty support and which can attribute its success in a great measure to his work and influence. Mr. Behren’s business demands have partly restricted his activities in public life, although he has found...

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Biography of Herman H. Behrens

Herman H. Behrens has been a resident of Champaign County for forty-four years. During all that time his home has been in section 18 of Ogden Township. In his immediate community he has witnessed changes and developments that would have been regarded as impossible in such a short time when he was a boy. In some of the more substantial items of progress Mr. Behrens has borne a most influential and worthy part himself. Mr. Behrens is all but a native of Illinois. He was born February 31, 1857, and six months later he was carried, an infant in arms, by his parents, Harm G. and Anna (Lichtsin) Behrens, accompanied by the ten older children, on the way to America. The Behrens family landed from a boat at New Orleans, came up the Mississippi River and first located in Adams County, Illinois, not far from Quincy. They remained there until 1873, when they came to Champaign County, where the father bought forty-eight acres in section 18 of Ogden Township. For that raw land he paid $18 an acre. The children who were then of school age attended the Pleasant Valley schoolhouse in the southwest corner of that section. Herman Behrens was sixteen years old when he came to Champaign County, and he remained at home for ten years after that, attending school and assisting his father in the work...

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Biographical Sketch of Frederick Behrens

Behrens, Frederick; carpenter, contractor; born, Hanover, Germany, Mar. 17, 1857; son of Frederick and Charlotte Peters Behrens; educated, Hanover, Germany; married, Cleveland, July 6, 1883, Sophie Frese; issue, 5 children; member Verein Deutscher Krieger, Woodmen of the World, Socialer Turn...

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Behrens, Ardra – Obituary

Summerville, Union County, Oregon Ardra Behrens, 92, died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1993, at her home in Summerville. A service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Daniels Valley Funeral Chapel with Pastor Irwin Smutz of the Imbler Christian Church officiating. Committal and interment will follow at the Summerville Cemetery. Mrs. Behrens was born on Jan. 4, 1901, to Ishmeal W. and Mary L. (Childers) Littreal in Summerville. She graduated from Imbler High School in 1919 and went on to attend one year at the Monmouth Teacher’s College. She returned and taught for one year at the Iowa School District. On Nov. 13, 1924, she married Arthur Frank Behrens in La Grande. He died on Oct. 20, 1989. Mrs. Behrens was a member of the Summerville Christian Church and enjoyed riding horses, canning, gathering huckleberries and handwork. Survivors include her daughter Margaret J. Yates of Summerville; granddaughter Linda J. Goode of Bremerton, Wash.; five great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and other relatives and friends. Brothers Guy and Ira Hobson and sisters Effie Hobson, Ruth Littreal Rollins, and Margaret, Mary and Hattie Duggan died earlier. Flowers are welcome or donations may be made to the Shriner’s Hospital or the Child Development Rehabilitation Center in care of Daniels Valley Funeral Chapel, 1502 Seventh St., La Grande 97850. The Observer La Grande, Oregon Friday, January 22, 1993 Page...

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Behrens, Arthur – Obituary

Summerville, Union County, Oregon Arthur F. Behrens, 90, Summerville, died Friday at Grande Ronde Hospital. Mr. Behrens was born Aug. 23, 1899, in La Grande, to August and Margareth (Kelin) Behrens. He married Ardra I. Littreal Nov. 13, 1923, in La Grande. He spent his life farming and ranching in the Grande Ronde Valley. Mr. Behrens was a member of the Elgin Masonic Lodge for more than 60 years. He was a member of the Oregon Wheat League and the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association and was Cattleman of the Year in 1976. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and horses, especially his palominos, and broke many horses for people. Survivors include his wife, Ardra, Summerville; a daughter, Margaret J. Yates, Summerville; one granddaughter; five great grandchildren; a brother, Fred Behrens, Summerville; sisters, Nellie Teeter, Imbler, and Ruby Patterson, Hood River; and other relatives. A brother, Edwin Behrens and a sister Eda Weis, died earlier. A service for Mr. Behrens will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Daniels Valley Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Irwin Smutz of Imbler Christian Church will officiate. Masonic services will be conducted by the Elgin Lodge of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons. Committal and vault interment will follow at Summerville Cemetery. The Observer La Grande, Oregon Monday, October 23, 1989 Page...

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