Person Sheet

Name John Beresheim Keeline II
Birth 19 Oct 1911, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie Co., IA
Death 26 Jul 1993, Cherokee, Cherokee Co., IA
Burial Walnut Hill Cemetary, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie Co., IA
Father John Beresheim Keeline (1883-1926)
Mother Margaret Coyle (1886-1913)
Misc. Notes
JOHN B. KEELINE [II]-Two of the strongest financial institutions in the northwestern section of Iowa are the Central Trust and Savings Bank of Cherokee and the Ruthven State Bank at Ruthven, the Palo Alto County community about sixty miles northeast of Cherokee. Of both these institutions, whose combined resources aggregate nearly four and one-half million dollars, John B. Keeline of Cherokee is president. A man who has done much to aid the development of the northwestern part of the state, Mr. Keeline is a figure of importance in that territory.

Born in Council Bluffs on October 19, 1911, Mr. Keeline is the son of the late John B. and Marguerite (Coyle) Keeline. His father was a livestock dealer and banker. The present John B. Keeline was educated in the public schools and at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and Creighton University, Omaha.

Mr. Keeline has been in the banking business since completing his education. In 1943, he became president of the Central Trust and Savings Bank in Cherokee and in November, 1948, of the Ruthven State Bank. As of June 30, 1949, the Cherokee institution had deposits totalling $3,253,795.58, with undivided profits of $26,394.45. Its capital stock totaled $50,000 and its surplus was $50,000, and it had a reserve of $62,000.00. In addition to Mr. Keeline the officers then were: James M. Dunn, vice president; Albert Eggert, cashier, and George H. Pingrey, assistant cashier. On the board of directors, besides Mr. Keeline, Mr. Eggert and Mr. Dunn, were R.A. Caswell, Ray B. France, Carl J. Goeb and A.W. Jones. The total resources of the Cherokee bank were $4,443,428.30, as compared to the total resources of the Ruthven State Bank of $966,856.02. The deposits of the Ruthven institution, again as of June 30, 1949, totalled $18,853.20. With Mr. Keeline, the officers included A.L. Bragg, vice president, and William Brennan, cashier. Mr. Keeline's wife, Mrs. Jennie Michelsen Keeline, was one of those on the directorate. The others, besides Mr. Keeline, Mr. Bragg and Mr. Brennan, were Lester Sampson and Carl Wichman.

The Keelines were married in Omaha, Nebraska, on October 15, 1933. They have three children: Joan M., John B., III, and James H. Keeline. The family worships in the Presbyterian Church. Mr. Keeline's favorite recreations are hunting and fishing.6
1 Genevieve "Jenny" Louise Michelsen
Birth 18 Dec 1911, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie Co., IA
Death 21 Jan 1996, Cherokee, Cherokee Co., IA
Marriage 15 Oct 1933, Omaha, Douglas Co., NE
Children Joan Michael (1935-)
John Beresheim (1937-)
James Henry (1939-)
Last Modified 30 Jan 1996Created 8 Jul 2000 by Reunion for Macintosh

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