Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Businessmen--Montana. Billings Polytechnic Institute. Rocky Mountain College. Legislators--Montana. City council members--Montana. Fishing--Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness (Mont. and Wyo.) Yates, Florence Losekamp.
Born in September, 1850 in Ohio. A Billings pioneer merchant and businessman listed as 'Clothier and Famous Outfitter.' His partner and brother in Livingston, William, was drugged, robbed and killed in Chicago in May of 1890 - Chicago creditors had closed the store in March, 1890. Instrumental in formation of the Billings Polytechnic Institute (now Rocky Mountain College) and Losekamp Memorial Hall named for him - See Billings Polytechnic Institute, Billings Gazette, June 4, 1933. Served in the state legislature and Billings City Council. Listed as Mayor John D. Losekamp from January 1893 - April 1893. Losekamp block across the street from the original Parmly Billings Library. His sister Florence married Billings' businessman John R. Yates in 1907. A fisherman, he stocked many Beartooth Lakes - Losekamp, Colorful Figure of Early Days, Stocked Lakes, Billings Gazette, August 18, 1935. He died in 1913 with his sister Florence Yates benefitting from the will - See John D. Losekamp's will contested by a Brother, Anaconda Standard, August 29, 1913.
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See Billings Polytechnic Institute, Billings Gazette, June 4, 1933. Losekamp, Colorful Figure of Early Days, Stocked Lakes, Billings Gazette, August 18, 1935. See John D. Losekamp's will contested by a Brother, Anaconda Standard, August 29, 1913.
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