Carl Bernhard Warkentin

Carl Bernhard Warkentin

Male 1880 - 1942  (61 years)


Warkentin, Carl

Carl Bernard Warkentin, president of the Newton Milling & Elevator Company, vice-president of the Kansas State Bank of Newton is a native of Harvey county, Kansas, and was born in Halstead, June 6, 1880, the only son of the late Bernard Warkentin and Mina (Eisenmeyer) Warkentin (see sketch of Bernard Warkentin), secured his early educational discipline in the public schools of Newton, and was then matriculated in the University of Kansas, where he remained one year. In 1900 he entered the employ of the Newton Milling & Elevator Company, and under the tuition of his father, president and manager of the company, received an exhaustive and thorough schooling in the business. He early developed qualities essential to success in this line of endeavor, and on his father's death, in April, 1908, succeeded him as president of the Newton Milling & Elevator Company, and was made vice-president of the Halstead Mill & Elevator Company and the Blackwell Milling & Elevator Company, both enterprises in which his father was a large stockholder and president. His incumbency of these offices has proven his possession of initiative, energy and executive talent of high order and he is rapidly receiving recognition as one of the progressive and successful men in his field of endeavor. The combined mills have a capacity of 1,700 barrels of flour daily and twenty-five elevators are operated by them. Their output is marketed throughout the United States and a large export business is done. Mr. Warkentin is also vice-president of the Kansas State Bank of Newton and a stockholder in other commercial enterprises. Essentially a business man he has neither time nor inclination for public office. He has acquired the Knight Templar and Scottish Rite degrees in Masonry and is a member of the board of managers of the Masonic bodies in Newton. On June 14, 1904, Mr. Warkentin married Miss Frances Glendening, daughter of Hiram Glendening of Newton, a veteran of the Civil war and a native of Wisconsin, who came to Newton, in 1881, and there resided retired. Mr. and Mrs. Warkentin are the parents of two daughters: Hester Warkentin, born Nov. 27, 1906, and Wilhelmina Warkentin, born May 19, 1908. Mrs. Warkentin is a woman of broad culture and refinement and popular in the social circles of Newton, in which she was a leader.

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