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Collection Number RG0950.AM
Collection Name RG0950 Roeser, Emil F., 1887-1982
Identifier Reminiscence
Size and Materials 5 items; 1 folder
Title Emil F. Roeser reminiscences
Date or Date Span 1967
Year Range from 1967
Year Range to 1967
Admin/Biographical History 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 & Content 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.
Creator Roeser, Emil F., 1887-1982
Finding Aids Emil F. Roeser finding aid.
Related units of description See also the photo component [RG0950.PH] for related images.
Subjects African Americans
People Goetsche, Christian, 1853-1868
Goodchild, Thomas
Tramm, Christian, 1852-1868
Search Terms African Americans -- Nebraska
Crime -- Nebraska -- Hall County
Electric power -- Nebraska -- Grand Island
Goodchild Family
Grand Island (Neb.) -- History
Hall County (Neb.) -- History