Frank Joseph Kobes, 1890-1965 [RG2627.AM]


RG2627.AM:  Frank Joseph Kobes, 1890-1965

Papers:  1943-1946

Crete, Saline County, Neb.:  Mayor

Size:  1 box; 0.25 cu.ft.


Frank J. Kobes was born in Wilber, Nebraska, January 28, 1890. He attended public schools in Wilber and Crete, Nebraska. His career in the city of Crete began with the position of city clerk, 1918-1922. He was then elected mayor and served in that capacity during the years 1922-1928 and then re-elected in 1930. In addition to public office, Kobes also held the position of president of the Crete Brewery.


The Kobes papers consist mostly of materials relating to the litigation surrounding the Missouri Pacific Railroad line through Crete, Nebraska. The collection contains correspondence, largely that of Robert Van Pelt, attorney for the Missouri Pacific Abandonment Committee, 1943-1946; materials regarding the hearings before the Interstate Commerce Commission, 1944; and some miscellaneous clippings, handbills, etc.

Note:  Frank J. Kobes also served as district chairman in the United War Fund of Nebraska [RG3262] and the USO [RG1331] during World War II. Some correspondence relating to his activities as chairman can be found in those collections.


Box 1


    1. Correspondence, 1943-1946

    1. ICC hearings: May 12, 1944; Finance docket 14,232; Exceptions of protestant, The Crete Mills to the report processed by examiner Lucian Jordan

      ICC hearings: May 12, 1944; Finance docket 14,232; Exceptions on behalf of protestant towns and villages to the proposed report

      ICC hearings: March 16, 1944; Finance docket 14,231; Reply of protestants and Intervener Nebraska State Railway Commission

    1. Misc. clippings, handbills, etc.



Crete (Neb.) — History

Kobes, Frank Joseph, 1890-1965

Missouri Pacific Abandonment Committee (Crete, Neb.)

Missouri Pacific Railroad

Railroads — Nebraska

Saline County (Neb.) — History

United States. Interstate Commerce Commission

Van Pelt, Robert, 1897-1988


L. Willmore/js   08-11-1964

Encoded TMM   05-25-2010

Become a Member!

Our members make history happen.

Join Now

You May Also Enjoy

State Song Sing-Along

State Song Sing-Along

Robert Ball Anderson’s journey “from slavery to affluence”

Robert Ball Anderson’s journey “from slavery to affluence”

Marker Monday: The Savidge Brothers, Aviation Pioneers

Marker Monday: The Savidge Brothers, Aviation Pioneers

About History Nebraska
History Nebraska was founded in 1878 as the Nebraska State Historical Society by citizens who recognized Nebraska was going through great changes and they sought to record the stories of both indigenous and immigrant peoples. It was designated a state institution and began receiving funds from the legislature in 1883. Legislation in 1994 changed History Nebraska from a state institution to a state agency. The division is headed by Interim Director and CEO Jill Dolberg. They are assisted by an administrative staff responsible for financial and personnel functions, museum store services, security, and facilities maintenance for History Nebraska.
Explore Nebraska
Discover the real places and people of our past at these History Nebraska sites.

Upcoming Events

View our new and upcoming events to see how you can get involved.

Become a Member

The work we do to discover, preserve, and share Nebraska's history wouldn't be possible without the support of History Nebraska members.

History Nebraska Education

Learn more about the educational programs provided at our museums, sites, and online.

History Nebraska Programs

Learn more about the programs associated with History Nebraska.

Latest Hall of Fame Inductee

The Nebraska Hall of Fame was established in 1961 to officially recognize prominent Nebraskans.

Listen to our Podcast

Listen to the articles and authors published in the Nebraska History Magazine with our new Nebraska History Podcast!

Nebraska Collections

History Nebraska's mission is to collect, preserve, and open our shared history to all Nebraskans.

Our YouTube Video Collection

Get a closer look at Nebraska's history through your own eyes, with our extensive video collections.

Additional Research Resources

History Nebraska Research and Reference Services help connect you to the material we collect and preserve.

Support History Nebraska
Make a cash donation to help us acquire, preserve, and interpret Nebraska’s history. Gifts to History Nebraska help leave a legacy and may help your taxes, too! Support the work of History Nebraska by donating to the History Nebraska Foundation today.

Volunteers are the heroes of History Nebraska. So much history, so little time! Your work helps us share access to Nebraska’s stories at our museums and sites, the reference room, and online.