John Stephen Pacal, a worthy native son and representative business man of Weston, has here successfully conducted
a drug store for the past five years, being associated with his brother, Ferdinand Pacal, in this connection. His
birth occurred on the 26th of December, 1883, his parents being John and Josephine (Hockey) Pacal, of whom more
extended mention is made on another page of this work in connection with the sketch of Ferdinand Pacal, brother
of our subject.
John Stephen Pacal acquired his education in the public schools of his native town, completing the high school
course by graduation with the class of 1902. He then followed the profession of teaching for three terms in District
No. 76, Chapman precinct, and subsequently entered railway employ as timekeeper, in which capacity he continued
for two and one half years. In the fall of 1908 he entered the Creighton College of Pharmacy at Omaha and following
his graduation therefrom in 1909 worked for Frank A. Johnson, of Valparaiso, Nebraska, until 1910. On the 7th of
February of that year, in association with his brother Ferdinand, he purchased the drug establishment of Dr. J.
W. Gorder and has conducted the same continuously and successfully since, owning a half interest therein. The brothers
carry a complete line of drugs and druggists' sundries and are accorded an extensive and gratifying patronage in
recognition of their reliable, enterprising and progressive business methods.
Mr. Pacal was formerly a progressive republican in politics but now casts an independent ballot, supporting men
and measures rather than party. Fraternally he is identified with the Knights of Pythias, belonging to St. George
Lodge No. 95 at Weston. He is widely and favorably known throughout his home community and enjoys an enviable reputation
as a substantial business man and esteemed citizen.
Past and Present Saunders County, Nebraska
A Record of Settlement, Organization,
Progress and Achievement
Charles Perky Supervising Editor
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Saunders County, NE
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