Pages 365-366, transcribed by Carolyn Ward from History of Allen and Woodson Counties, Kansas: embellished with portraits of well known people of these counties, with biographies of our representative citizens, cuts of public buildings and a map of each county / Edited and Compiled by L. Wallace Duncan and Chas. F. Scott. Iola Registers, Printers and Binders, Iola, Kan.: 1901; 894 p., [36] leaves of plates: ill., ports.; includes index.




JOHN O. NYMAN occupies a leading position in business circles in Savonburg. He was born in Clay county, South Dakota, on the 14th of June, 1873, and is the second son of August and Matilda Nyman, who are mentioned on another page of this work in connection with the sketch of C. W. Nyman. In 1877 he came with his parents to Allen county, being then but four years of age, and was reared on the home farm, early becoming familiar with all the duties and labors that fall to the lot of the agriculturist.

Mr. Nyman entered upon an independent business career with little


capital, becoming a real estate, loan and insurance agent at Savonburg, but his patronage has steadily increased, and he has conducted some important real estate transactions and made some judicious and profitable investments for himself. His business qualifications are such that he has already won a good competence, and his friends predict for him a very successful future. He has become one of the directors and stockholders in the Savonburg State Bank, owns the building in which the bank is located, and has several lots in Savonburg, together with his residence.

On Christmas day of 1895 was celebrated the marriage of Mr Nyman and Miss Ella Morgan, a native of Kansas, and a daughter of George M. and Rebecca Morgan of Neosho county. They now have a little daughter of one year, named Ione. Mr. Nyman is prominent in fraternal circles. He belongs to the blue lodge of Masons at Savonburg, and has attained the thirty-second degree of the Scottish Rite in the consistory at Fort Scott, Kansas, and is a member of Abdallah Temple, Leavenworth, Kansas, Ancient Arabis Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. He also belongs to Savonburg Lodge, No. 467, I. O. O. F., and Savonburg Camp. No. 1271. By his ballot he supports the men and measures of the Republican party, believing that its platform contains the best elements of good government. Almost his entire life has been passed in Allen county, and that many of his friends are numbered among those who have known him from boyhood is an indication that his career has ever been an honorable one.

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