Frederick W. Pollman, Jr., cashier of the Linn County Bank, of La Cygne, is a native of La Cygne, born, June 29, 1872. He is a son of Frederick W. and Amelia (Brockman) Pollman, both natives of Germany, whose lives and accomplishments are given individual mention in a sketch of Frederick W. Pollman, Sr., which appears in this volume.
F. W. Pollman received his education in the public schools of La Cygne and began his business career as bookkeeper in the Linn County Bank. When but twenty-one years of age he was elected cashier of the bank and entrusted with the responsible duties of that position, which he has ably and successfully performed for the past eighteen years. That institution was organized in 1871, as the Farmers' Savings Bank, but in 1875, it was changed to the Linn County Bank, and in 1887 was incorporated under the state banking laws, the bank's present charter being the same one issued to it in 1887. It is one of the oldest and strongest banking institutions of Kansas. During the panic of 1907, this bank paid its checks in full and accommodated its customers with all the money they wanted. Its president, Frederick Wagner, is a resident of Pleasanton, and the heaviest stockholder is Mr. Pollman. As cashier of the bank much of the responsibility of managing and carrying forward its extensive business has developed upon Mr. Pollman and through his untiring energy, conservative, yet progressive policy in the conduct of its business, is due, in no small measure, the success which the bank has enjoyed. Besides his duties and interests in the bank, Mr. Pollman is identified, as a partner, with the La Cygne Mercantile Company, which does a general mercantile business, and is one of the largest establishments of its kind in Linn county. He is also extensively interested in farming and stock raising, his farm property aggregating about 1,000 acres. Mr. Pollman married, on Jan. 18, 1903, Miss Sadie B. Bartleson, born and reared in Linn county. She is a daughter of E. W. Bartleson, one of the early settlers in eastern Kansas, and now engaged in the drug business at Pleasanton. Mr. and Mrs. Pollman have two childrenFrederick W. and Marion. Mr. Pollman is a Mason, and as a public-spirited citizen and the promoter of large commercial interests, he is recognized as one of the most influential citizens of La Cygne.Pages 155-156 from volume III, part 1 of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed December 2002 by Carolyn Ward. This volume is identified at the Kansas State Historical Society as microfilm LM195. It is a two-part volume 3.
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