Reibsamen, Glen (History - 1883)


Janet Schwarze




----Source: 1918 History of Clark County, Wisconsin

GLEN REIBSAMEN, cashier of the Curtis State Bank, who has had a number of years' experience in financial institutions and is a rising young business man, was born in Titonka, Kossuth County, Iowa, Oct. 17, 1883, his parents being Charles and Margaret (Cunningham) Reibsmen. The father, born in Illinois, in 1853, engaged in farming in Iowa, where he is still living, as is also his wife, Margaret, who was born in Ohio in 1853. They had a family of eight children: Elsie, Grace, Mamie, Ethel, Vance, Veva, Ruth and Glen.


Glen Reibsamen, after attending the common schools, took a course in 1903 and 1904 at the Northern Illinois Commercial College at Dixon, Ill. He then became bookkeeper in the First National Bank at Titonka, Iowa, where he remained for three years and a half. Then, taking a land claim in North Dakota, he remained there nine months, proved up his claim and returned to Iowa, taking a position in the First National Bank at Esterville, that state. He left there three years later, after being advanced to the position of teller, and became cashier of the Le Grande, Iowa, Savings Bank, in which he had a financial interest. After remaining over a year, he sold his interest, and in 1912 came to Curtis, Clark County, Wis., and organized the Curtis State Bank, of which he is cashier. Although but a few years old, the institution has proved a success and fills an important place in the business community. Mr. Reibsamen also promoted the Reibsamen Peterman Real Estate and Loan Company.


He is a stockholder in the Curtis Produce Company, and in 1913 was elected director and treasurer of the local school board, in which office he is still serving. He is also a notary public, his fraternal affiliations being with the Elks and Modern Woodmen of America. The office of the real estate and loan company is located in the bank building, and, like the bank, the company is flourishing.


On Aug. 2, 1911, Mr. Reibsamen gave up bachelor life, being united in marriage with Katherine Gilliam, who was born in Borkie, Ohio, May 4, 1882, daughter of J. B. and Liddie (Wagonlander) Gilliam. Both her parents are still living, the father being a merchant at White Pigeon, Mich. Mr. and Mrs. Reibsamen have three children-Burlington, born June 9, 1912 Boneta, born Oct. 9, 1913, and Lydia M., born May 15, 1916.



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