Who's Who in Dallas County, Iowa, 1940

1940 Who's Who

Dallas County IAGenWeb


Mortician; b Waverly, Iowa Dec 31, 1891; s of Albert David Bessmer-Anna G Hberkamp; ed Waverly HS 1912; Grinnell Coll 1914; Hohenschuh-Carpenter Coll of Embalming, Des Moines 1916; m Pearl Krause June 22, 1920; d Bette Ann, Bonnie Ann; 1914-16 clk Sipe Furn Co, Cedar Rapids; 1916 with Gamble Furn Co, Humboldt 6 months; 1916-19 Gamble Furn Co & undertaking business, Perry; 1919-21 mgr Harbach Funeral Home, Des Moines; 1921-  owner & opr Bessmer Funeral Home, Perry; 191-24 tchr Hohenschuh-Carpenter Coll of Embalming, Des Moines; mbr Iowa St Funeral Dirs & Embalmers Assn; Natl Funeral Dirs Assn; Perry Bur of Commerce past pres; Rotary, treas, dir & past secy; BSA, past gov; ARC, past chmn & past mbr bd; IOOF, trustee & past noble grand, past chief patriarch; part DAD of Haskins Ch De Molay; OES 142; AF & AM 299, Scot Rite; Za-Ga-Zig Shrine; Congl Ch, past treas, trustee 7 deacon; hobbies:  flowers, gardening & reading; off & res 1402 Willis, Perry.

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From Who's Who in Iowa, by Iowa Press Association, Des Moines: Iowa Press Association, 1940, pg. 337-338.

Transcribed by Conni McDaniel Hall, July 2014.

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