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Courier Tribune
List Nemaha Serial Numbers for the Draft
24 Oct 1940

List Nemaha Serial Numbers for the Draft

Over 1600 names are in the County Roll

A Master List Will Be Chosen in Washington, D.C.
Tuesday to Determine Order in Which Local
Numbers Will Be Called

The Courier-Tribune prints today a list of names and numbers important to almost every home in Nemaha county. It is the list of men between ages of 21 and 36 who enrolled on Wednesday, October 16th, for possible service to their country, and with each man’s name, the county serial number which has been drawn for him by the local draft board.
The arrangement is by number rather than by names because numbers will be the important thing next Tuesday, October 29th, when a master list is to be drawn at Washington, D.C. to determine the order in which local numbers will be called. President Roosevelt will draw the first number.

The local drawing and listing was completed Tuesday except perhaps for a few straggling cards. The board officially posted the list yesterday and sent a copy to state headquarters. The Sabetha Herald and Courier-Tribune joined in setting the large amoung of type necessary and the list is printed in the two papers. TO avoid runing the type to still greater length, a key system is sued to abbreviate names of towns. Where two letters make the name of the town clear, only two are used. Seneca becomes Se; Sabetha Sa; Corning Co; Centralia Ce; Goff GO; Wetmore We; and Baileyville, Bern, Kelly, Havensville, Soldier, Pawnee, Axtell and other points are similarly abbreviated. Oneida and ONaga addresses required the use of Onei and Ona. The Nemaha County list follows:

201 Albert Benedict Hermesch Go
202 Walter Leughold Sa
203 Orlo Henry Drinkwater Ce
204 Leo Arthur spring Se
205 Jesse James Heiniger Se
206 Donald Henry Fox Ve
207 George W. McDaniel Sa
208 Lawrence Glenn Walton Sa
209 Fredrick Phillip Thomas We
210 Paul Leon Irwin Sa
211 Erle LeRoy Tallman Go
212 Floyd Henry Most Ce
213 Phillip Fredrick Metzger Sa
214 Harold Lee Ransdell Sa
215 Robert Edward Foltz Se
216 Joseph Vondemkamp Se
217 Albert Frank Tangeman Ba
218 Lyle Arthur Steck Ce
219 Floyd Leroy Coulter Ce
220 Wayne W. Donaldson Se
221 Norbert Leo Huerter Se
222 George Raymond Hittle Go
223 Theodore Locher Sa
224 Charles Francis McMahon Go
225 Eli Brunner On
226 John Charles Baldwin Se
227 Reginald Daring Ayers Ce
228 Merle Vernon Chase Sa
229 Fred Ukele Sa
230 Melvin Milo Most Ce
231 Rolland Paul Grote Sa
232 John Irven Dailey Sa
233 Clinton Barlow Hash Se
234 Bennie William Feed Sa
235 Dale Lurand Edwards Go
236 Aloysius Francis Krogman Ba
237 Milan Edward Strahm Sa
238 Vincent John Eisenbarth Co
239 Paul Benidict Schmitz Ba
240 Elmer John Jorden Ce
241 William Ard Weir Sa
242 Donald Ray Elliott Se
243 Virgil Everett Nightingale Co
244 Harold Dean Dunn On
245 William Clark Hard Go
246 Clarence Richard Hazlett Ona
247 Donald Lee Brown Go
248 Phillip Culver Moser Sa
249 Albert Charles LaFond Co
250 Cyril William Eisenbarth So