Page 595-596, transcribed by Carolyn Ward from History of Butler County, Kansas by Vol. P. Mooney. Standard Publishing Company, Lawrence, Kan.: 1916. ill.; 894 pgs.


George D. Neiman of Whitewater, Kans., is one of Butler county's younger business men. Mr. Neiman is a native son of Butler county, and was born in Milton township, near the town of Brainerd, June 26, 1887. He is a son of J. S. and Agnes (Morland) Neiman, Butler county pioneers. George D. Neiman was educated in the district schools and the Whitewater High School. He then entered the Bank of Whitewater, and after remaining with the bank about four years, in 1907, he resigned to engage in business in partnership with his father, under the firm name of the Whitewater Lumber and Coal Company. They handled building material extensively, and were also engaged in the implement business. In 1906, they added a complete line of hardware, and to accomodate this branch of their business, they erected a substantial brick store building 50x150 feet, where they carried an extensive line. Within the last two years they have branched out in the tractor field. During the year 1915 they sold ten carloads of tractors, and were obliged to cancel orders for about two carloads on account of their inability to get the goods from the factory.

Mr. Neiman has great faith in the future of the tractor, and believes that within the next five years it will succeed the horse in a large measure on the farm.

Mr. Neiman was united in marriage, in 1908, to Miss Edna Bishop, daughter of M. M. and Hettie Bell (Schriver) Bishop. To Mr. and Mrs. Neiman has been born one child, Gilbert Howard, born November 24, 1912.

George D. Neiman is a typical, twentieth century, business man and belongs to that type of which our captains of industry are made. He can see possibilities and draw quick conclusions and possesses the many attributes which tend to a successful business career.

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