McKendree University - McKendrean Yearbook (Lebanon, IL)

 - Class of 1928

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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^S£ > ROBERT V. GUSTIN gT ANDERSONVILLE, ILL., on Nov., 1874, the subject of this sketch was born. He obtained his early education in the public schools of his neighborhood, and after- wards entered McKendree College, as a student of law, and was graduated from this school in 1895. From 1896 to 1900 he followed the pro- fession of a teacher, and was located in Summer- held, 111. His career as a lawyer began in East St. Louis in 1900. Sixteen years later he was appointed assistant to the State ' s Attorney of St. Clair County, held this position for a year and then enlisted as a private in the U. S. Army, was placed in charge of a camp library, and when discharged in 1919, had been promoted to the rank of a major of infantry. He resumed his law practice in East St. Louis and in 1923 was ap- pointed corporation counsel for the city, which position he still holds. Mr. Gustin was married, on July 18, 1898, to Anna Lewis, of Lebanon, the city of her birth, and where she had attended the public schools and McKendree College. She died Dec. 17, 1917, and sis. years later, Mr. Gustin married Estelle Bernard, by whom he has one girl, Mary Helen, born in 192 ' ;. in September of igi " !, Mr. Gustin effected the organization of the News Review Publishing Company, and became the president, and later the secretary and treasurer of this company. He is an able editorial writer, and contributes most of the editorials to this company ' s publication. He also continues his practice of law, in which he has been successful, and through which he has become well known in the city. In poUtics he is a Democrat, and for many years served as chairman of the County Democratic Committee, to which position he was chosen in 1916. He is a jind degree Mason, a member of the K. of P. Lodge, and of the I. O. O. F. The American Army affairs greatly interested him, and he is still a member of this great organization — a Reserve Lieutenant and a Colonel of the army. DAVID W. SHIPP QMAN with a broad training, considerable natural abiUty, and an educator with a promising future is David W. Shipp, Su- perintendent of Schools of Sea Bright, New Jersey. Mrs. Agnes Shipp, his talented wife, formerly an instructor of Expression at McKen- dree College, is always in great demand as a private teacher wherever her husband is located. Professor Shipp received his high school train- ing in the Olney High School. After completing some work at McKendree College from 1915- 1917, he returned a few years later and received his A. B. degree in 1924. In 1918 Mr. Shipp entered the Drew Theological Seminary and completed his three year course in 1920. In 1925 he received his B. D. degree. Mr. Shipp studied at the University of Illinois in the sum- mer of 1926. He spent the year of 1927 in study of English and American Literature at Boston University. From 192} to 192 ' ; he was an Eng- lish teacher in McKendree College, and in 1925 he taught in Albion High School. In the year of 1917 Mr. Shipp was united in marriage w ith Miss Agnes Clmesmith. Their only child, Harold Warner, is now nine years old. Mrs. Shipp studied at McKendree College under Miss Helen Horner, and is at present studying in the Emerson College or Oratory, in Boston, the only school of its kind that gives a degree that is chartered by the state. She will receive her degree in another year. Mr. Shipp IS a Philo, a Mason, an Odd Fel- low, a member of Pi Kappa Delta, and a member of the Writer ' s Club of New York University. LOUIS F. DINTELMAN HOUIS F. DINTELMAN is another man who has made the nursery business pay him well. He was born in St. Clair County on Nov. }o, 1861, a son of Henry and Anna Elizabeth (Keller) Dintelman, who were natives of Germany. The subject of this sketch received his early education in the pubUc schools, but some years later he started working on a farm. In 1891, he began in the nursery line, planting ap- ples, peaches, pears, and other products. With his father he cultivated about fifteen acres, but has added many more since. He ships his products to countries all over the world, has met with amazing success and is building up an extensive business. His apples, which were exhibited at the World ' s Exposition in Paris, France, secured first prizes in the Winesap variety. He also exhibited several kinds of fruit at the St. Louis Exposition, all of which were grown in his orchard. In poU- tics, Mr. Dintelman leans toward the principles of the Repubhcan party; he served as clerk of the St. Clair Township from 1891 to 1901, inclusive. He IS a member of St. Paul ' s Evangelical Church, has been a trustee of the St. Clair County school board for sixteen years. He holds membership in the Turkey Hill Grange, the National Associa- tion of Nursery Men, and has been a member of the State Association for thirty years. Mr. Din- telman ' s hobby is reading. He has travelled a great deal and has attended many conventions. When not at work, this genial man finds time to indulge in his hobby of reading. PHIL GRIESBAUM, M. D. OR. PHIL GRIESBAUM was born near New Baden on Dec. 31, 1883, the son of Xavier Griesbaum and Mary Ripplinger Griesbaum. His father was one of the early set- DR. G. G BOCK tiers of this county, and Uved until Dec . 3 1 , 1923 . Mrs. Griesbaum died on May 15, 1915. Their son, Phil, received his grade school education in the New Baden schools, and then attended Mc- Kendree College for a while. He was graduated from the School of Pharmacy of Valparaiso Uni- versity, in Indiana, in 1906. The following four years he studied medicine in Washington Uni- versity, of St. Louis, and soon after his gradua- tion in 1910, began his practice in Lebanon. On Jan. 2, 1913, he was married to Elizabeth Glanzer, the daughter of Joseph Glanzer and Louisa Dick Glanzer; her father was a furniture dealer and undertaker at Trenton, 111., and here Mrs. Griesbaum was born on Feb. 4, iSS " !, and here she was reared and educated. Both of her parents are dead. Dr. Griesbaum has been a member of the Lebanon High School board for over fifteen years, and has served as president of this board for six years. He holds memberships in the St. Clair County Medical Society, in the Illinois State Medical Society, and in the American Medical Association. He is an Odd Fellow, a Mason, a Rotarian, and a member of the Presbyterian Church. He has distinct musical abihty, and plays the piano and slide trombone well; he also conducts a boys ' orchestra. GUSTAVIUS G. BOCK, M. D. ^R. GUSTAVIUS G. BOCK, M. D, a suc- cessful physician and surgeon of Smithton, St. Clair County, was born in Chillicothe, Ohio, May 27, i8 ' j8, son of Dr. Gustavius C. and Henrietta (Rindt) Bock, the mother also being a native of that city and the father, of MR. AND MRS. DAVID W. SHIPP DR .^^•D MRS PHIL GRIESBAUM

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