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Frederick William “Fred” Anheuser

  • Birth 16 Apr 1884 Saint Augustine, St. Johns County, Florida, USA
  • Death 11 Mar 1963 Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA
  • Burial Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA
  • Plot Section L.O.V., Lot 20, Row 7, Grave 1
  • Memorial ID 99697880

Condensed from Arthur Cooper Wakeley, Omaha: The Gate City and Douglas County, Nebraska..., Vol. 2 (Chicago: S. J. Clarke, 1917), pp. 719-20:

Fred W. Anheuser, city prosecutor of Omaha, and one of Omaha's most prominent young attorneys, was born at St. Augustine, Florida, April 16, 1884, and is a son of Julius and Ellen (McCotter) Anheuser, the former a native of Germany and the latter a native of South Carolina, representing an old South Carolina family of Scotch-Irish descent.

Fred W. Anheuser was educated in the public and high schools of St. Augustine, Florida, from which he graduated in 1898, and in the Franklin University of Baltimore, Maryland, also the University of Maryland and Creighton University of Omaha, in which he pursued his last year's work in preparation for the bar. He was admitted to practice in June, 1905, at which time he was the youngest attorney in the United States, being barely twenty-one years of age. He at once enteed upon the active work of the profession, which he has since continued, with increasing success. He has given his attention to general practice and is accorded a liberal clientage. In June, 1916, Mr. Anheuser was appointed city prosecutor of Omaha by Mayor Dahlman and is now serving his second term in that capacity.

On the 30th of June, 1914, in Omaha, Nebraska, Mr. Anheuser was united in marriage to Miss Kathryn Van Lome, a native of Butler county, Nebraska, and a daughter of the late Andrew and Margaret (Wolf) Van Lome, who were among the earliest settlers of Nebraska. Mr. and Mrs. Anheuser are well known in Omaha, where he has lived since his student days, and in the practice of his profession his advancement has been continuous. He chose as a life work a calling in which progress depends entirely upon individual effort and merit and he has now gained a creditable place as an able lawyer.

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Evening World-Herald (Omaha, Nebr.), March 12, 1963, p. 28, col. 3

Former City Official Dies

F. W. Anheuser, 78; Prosecutor 1912-18

Fred W. Anheuser, 78, of 224 North Twenty-second Street, former Omaha City Prosecutor, died Monday at a local hospital.

He began his law practice in Omaha in 1905, was City Prosecutor from 1912-18, and for many years represented the Nebraska State Labor Department, Division of Employment.

He studied in Maryland public and private schools, and was graduated with the University of Maryland and Creighton University Law School.

A cousin of both families in the Anheuser-Busch Brewing Corporation, St. Louis, Mo., Mr. Anheuser once said his grandfather in Germany financed the brewery because, the grandfather said, "America is fine, but you can't get a good class of beer there."

In the 1930's, Mr. Anheuser was an active bowler, was president of the North Omaha Bowling League and a member of the American Bowling Congress. He had been a noted college athlete.

Survivors: wife, Catherine; sisters, Almia Anheuser, Omaha, and Mrs. John F. Heffernan, of St. Louis.

Funeral services will be at 9 a. m. Thursday from the John A. Gentleman Mortuary to St. Mary Magdalene Church. Burial will be at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Rosary services will be at 8 p. m. Wednesday af the mortuary.


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  • Created by: Scott
  • Added: 27 Oct 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 99697880
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Frederick William “Fred” Anheuser (16 Apr 1884–11 Mar 1963), Find A Grave Memorial no. 99697880, citing Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Scott (contributor 47643415) .