Saturday Tidbits

Courier Tribune
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 amount of type necessary and the list is printed in the two papers. TO avoid ruining 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:

continued from July 1, 2023

851 Sylvester J. Stallbaumer Se
852 Victor Merle Krambill Be
853 Everett Kyle Noble Onei
854 Albert Siras Rokey Sa
855 Samuel George Payne Sa
856 Lawrence B. Dalsing Onei
857 Donald Williams Zubler Sa
858 Melvin Armstrong Noel Co
859 Edwin August Brokamp Se
860 Weldon Wesley Kendall Sa
861 Delbert C. Richards Go
862 Walter Elbert Walkington Sa
863 Edward Alvin Schmits Se
864 Ezra Ellsworth Steiner Sa
865 Dale Conger Darr Ce
866 William B. Carroll Se
867 Samuel Edelman Sa
868 Alfred Leslie Ralston Sa
869 Walter John Eisenbarth Co
870 Herman Jos. Kuckelman Ax
871 Kenneth R. Shockey We
872 Edwin Joseph Kramer Se
873 Joseph Clement Deters Ba
874 Sylvester John Heinen Go
875 Harmon Robert spiker Sa
876 Lawrence Arnold Clay Ona
877 Marcellus John Koch Ba
878 Burch Freel Jerome Go
879 Wayne Warren Zabel We
880 John Anthony Houlton Ba
881 Amos Clemens Ulmer Ax
882 Jesse Irvin Wisdom Sa
883 William Audley Sneed Se
884 Francis Nickolas Werner Sa
885 Albert Matthias Moynagh Se
886 Carl Fred Tanking Ce
887 Vernice V. McCaffrey Se
888 Albert Henry Wessel Co
889 Clarence Tulloch Casey Ve
890 Edward George Lehman Sa
891 Wayne L. McKinnie Sa
892 Lloyd Noah Cooley Co
893 Hwrbert Chas. Showman Sa
894 John Theodore Barnes Sa
895 William Henry Kranz, JR Ce
896 Bruce Wilson Jones Sa
897 Eldred Allen Lowry We
898 Arthur Charles Thompson Se
899 George Joseph Holthaus Se
900 Harold O. Woolsoncroft Ve

To be continued