Henry Arnold Koenig

Henry Arnold Koenig

Birth
Death 19 Jun 1908 (aged 72)
Burial Grand Island, Hall County, Nebraska, USA
Plot 6-16
Memorial ID 18948419 · View Source
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president of the Citizens' National Bank in Grand Island. He enlisted in Company B, First Nebraska Volunteer Infantry, and was on active duty until the fall of Fort Donelson, when he was honorably discharged on account of disability and returned to Omaha

He came to Grand Island and opened a general mecantile business. During the Sioux Indian War of 1864 he fortified his store, and many farmers with their families would take refuge there during the night to protect themselves from the Indians. During the construction of the Union Pacific Railroad he was a general contractor in railroad ties, and furnished supplies and kept a State station and telegraph office for the Western Union Telegraph Company. He and his partner built the first saw-mill in Grand Island, and in 1867 attached a grist-mill. By 1871 they opened a State bank under the name of the State Central Bank, which continued until 1884 and then became the Citizens' National Bank, Mr. Koenig being president of the bank continually since its organization. In 1887 the United Sates Investment Company was organized and a street car railway was built, of which Mr. Koenig has since been president. Helped in the establishment of the beet root sugar industry in Grand Island and was also one fo the chief promoters of the Grand Island Improvement Company. He seved the county as treasurer several terms, and from 1871 to 1874 was treasurer of the State. He has also been a member of the school board of the city, and was one of the organizers of the Liederkranz.


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  • Maintained by: Kay Cynova
  • Originally Created by: LF
  • Added: 15 Apr 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 18948419
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Arnold Koenig (3 May 1836–19 Jun 1908), Find a Grave Memorial no. 18948419, citing Grand Island Cemetery, Grand Island, Hall County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Kay Cynova (contributor 47064119) .