Columbus Area Business Hall of Fame

Columbus Area Business Hall of Fame (HM13VQ)

Location: Columbus, NE 68601 Platte County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 25.768', W 97° 21.604'

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Founders

— Inducted 2010 —

Vincent Kummer
Born 1821
Berne, Switzerland

John Rickly
Born March 19, 1815
Berne, Switzerland

Jacob Louis
Born September 2, 1834
Wurttemberg, Germany

Charles Reinke
Born May 15, 1828
Germany

Fred Gottschalk
Born January 27, 1827
Germany

Jacob Guter
Born November 19, 1828
Germany

John P. Becker
Born May 29, 1833
Germany

Anthony Voll
Born April, 1834
Bavaria

Michael Smith
Born July 2, 1831
Germany

Charles Bremer
Born July 28, 1828
Prussia

Henry Lusche
Born June 1, 1823
Germany

John Browner
Born June 24, 1820
Wexford, Ireland

John C. Wolfel
Born 1828
Germany

Doretha Wolfel
Born 1838
Columbus, Ohio

Adam Denk
Born 1815
Bavaria

John Held
Born December 17, 1824
Wurttemberg, Germany

The Founders of Columbus, Nebraska chose this site because of their vision for a business opportunity; namely the founding of a town along the potential route of a transcontinental railway. As it turns out, they were right about that route and their gamble paid off. With that beginning on May 29, 1856, rooted in a culture of entrepreneurship and business, Columbus has remained a place that embraces business, private enterprise, risk, and the opportunity to provide a good living and a good life for families. While not all these founders were business people in the traditional sense, nonetheless they all took that first gamble on a business proposition and had a part in creating such a place?and as such are worthy of induction into the Columbus Area Business Hall of Fame.

The Columbus Area Business Hall of Fame was created by the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce in 2006 as part of the city's 150th Anniversary to honor people who, through their actions and vision, had significant impact on the growth and development of business and industry.
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HM NumberHM13VQ
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Year Placed2010
Placed ByColumbus Area Chamber of Commerce
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 7:42am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14T E 637024 N 4587731
Decimal Degrees41.42946667, -97.36006667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 25.768', W 97° 21.604'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 25' 46.08" N, 97° 21' 36.24" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)402, 308
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2600-2698 13th St, Columbus NE 68601, US
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