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HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG0950.AM:  Emil F. Roeser, 1887-1982



Reminiscences:  1967, undated

Grand Island, Hall County, Nebraska:  Businessman and historian

Size:  Five items



BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE



Known as the unofficial historian of Hall County, Emil Roeser, son of Oscar and Minna (Stolley) Roeser was born in Grand Island, Nebraska on June 30, 1887. He attended Grand Island public schools and also studied at the Grand Island Baptist College.



Emil Roeser was married to Frieda Detlefsen in 1911. He became manager of his father’s grocery business and also joined his father in an accounting business. Emil began his own accounting firm in 1939, from which he retired in 1963.



Long interested in local history, Roeser was instrumental in the founding of the Hall County Historical Society. He served as the organization’s president for several years. He died in Grand Island on July 14, 1982.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of five manuscript items. These reminiscences, written by Emil Roeser, describe a few incidents in Grand Island and Hall County, including the murders of two local men and a story about Thomas Goodchild, African American barber of Grand Island.



INVENTORY



Item




  1. Murders of Christian Tramm and Christian Goetsche, 1967

  2. Nebraska Maple Syrup

  3. Electric Power

  4. Toothbrush

  5. Thomas Goodchild, Negro barber



 



Subject headings:



African Americans — Nebraska

Crime — Nebraska — Hall County

Electric power — Nebraska — Grand Island

Goetsche, Christian, 1853-1868

Goodchild Family

Goodchild, Thomas

Grand Island (Nebraska) — History

Hall County (Nebraska) — History

Roeser, Emil F., 1887-1982

Tramm, Christian, 1852-1868



 



Revised TMM       12-26-2006