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Frank Joseph Kobes, 1890-1965

RG2627.AM:  Frank Joseph Kobes, 1890-1965

Papers:  1943-1946
Crete, Saline County, Neb.:  Mayor
Size:  1 box; 0.25 cu.ft.


Frank J. Kobes was born in Wilber, Nebraska, January 28, 1890. He attended public schools in Wilber and Crete, Nebraska. His career in the city of Crete began with the position of city clerk, 1918-1922. He was then elected mayor and served in that capacity during the years 1922-1928 and then re-elected in 1930. In addition to public office, Kobes also held the position of president of the Crete Brewery.


The Kobes papers consist mostly of materials relating to the litigation surrounding the Missouri Pacific Railroad line through Crete, Nebraska. The collection contains correspondence, largely that of Robert Van Pelt, attorney for the Missouri Pacific Abandonment Committee, 1943-1946; materials regarding the hearings before the Interstate Commerce Commission, 1944; and some miscellaneous clippings, handbills, etc.

Note:  Frank J. Kobes also served as district chairman in the United War Fund of Nebraska [RG3262] and the USO [RG1331] during World War II. Some correspondence relating to his activities as chairman can be found in those collections.


Box 1
  1. Correspondence, 1943-1946
  2. ICC hearings: May 12, 1944; Finance docket 14,232; Exceptions of protestant, The Crete Mills to the report processed by examiner Lucian Jordan
    ICC hearings: May 12, 1944; Finance docket 14,232; Exceptions on behalf of protestant towns and villages to the proposed report
    ICC hearings: March 16, 1944; Finance docket 14,231; Reply of protestants and Intervener Nebraska State Railway Commission
  3. Misc. clippings, handbills, etc.



Crete (Neb.) -- History
Kobes, Frank Joseph, 1890-1965
Missouri Pacific Abandonment Committee (Crete, Neb.)
Missouri Pacific Railroad
Railroads -- Nebraska
Saline County (Neb.) -- History
United States. Interstate Commerce Commission
Van Pelt, Robert, 1897-1988


L. Willmore/js   08-11-1964
Encoded TMM   05-25-2010


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