M. J. Thompson Postmaster, St. Edward, was born in Nelson, Portage Co., Ohio, August 27, 1845. He lived there until 1867, when he came to Nebraska, locating in the western part of Douglas County, where he resided four years, engaged in farming. He married at Fremont, October 16, 1869, Miss Lydia E. Collins, who was born at Camden, Maine. They have two children–George M. and Luella Blanche. In the spring of 1871, he removed to Boone County, taking a claim adjoining the present site of St. Edward; a portion of the town is built on his original homestead. Of this place, 100 acres are in cultivation and twenty-five acres in pasture under fence. He has also a half-section in Woodville Precinct, Platte County, of which one-half is under cultivation. Mr. Thompson is a Republican. He has held the office of Postmaster at St. Edward since 1873; is also Notary Public and agent of the St. Edward Land and Emigation Company. He is largely engaged in real estate and loan business.