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Columbus Area Business Hall of Fame

Founders

 

—Inducted 2010 —

 
Columbus Area Business Hall of Fame 2010 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 18, 2012
1. Columbus Area Business Hall of Fame 2010 Marker
Inscription.

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
Columbus Area Business Hall of Fame Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
2. Columbus Area Business Hall of Fame Markers
Columbus Jaycees Sundial at left of photo. Looking NW across Frankfort Square
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.
 
Erected 2010 by Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce.
 
Location. 41° 25.768′ N, 97° 21.604′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Nebraska, in Platte County. Marker is on 13th Street (Business U.S. 30) near 27th Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is along the southern edge of Frankfort Square. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus NE 68601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Columbus Area Business Hall of Fame (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Columbus Area Business Hall of Fame (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Columbus Area Business Hall of Fame (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Columbus Area Business Hall of Fame (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Columbus Area Business Hall of Fame (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Columbus Area Business Hall of Fame (here, next to this marker); Discovering the Colorful History of Columbus (within shouting distance of this marker); Glur's Tavern (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Columbus.
 
Also see . . .
1. Columbus, Nebraska, Area Chamber of Commerce. (Submitted on August 25, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. History of Columbus, Nebraska. (Submitted on August 25, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Hall of Fame Dedication Article in Columbus Telegram. (Submitted on August 25, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 206 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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