United State Bank's mission shall be to provide premier financial
services to Northeast Missouri's citizens. We will achieve this
mission (with a sense of urgency) through sound credit services and an
ample selection of "state of the art" deposit services
resulting in customer loyalty, the retention of a talented staff, and
a fair return to stockholders on their capital investments.
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History of the Bank
The history of the United State Bank began in 1922 when Lorenzo H
Gnuse, Sr. founded the Durham State Bank. Mr. Gnuse was commissioned
by the State of Missouri to assist in the liquidation of banks
throughout Missouri that were failing due to the nationwide
depression. Mr. Gnuse was sent to Durham to liquidate the Durham
Savings Bank. The citizens of the community desired a new bank and
Mr. Gnuse agreed to organize a new bank.
Six years later the citizens of Lewistown, Missouri approached Mr.
Gnuse to charter a new bank in Lewistown because the two banks in
Lewistown had failed, again due to the depression. Mr. Gnuse with the
help of his wife, Ida Gnuse, and brother, Solomon Gnuse, established
the Lewistown State Bank in 1928. Both banks remained opened during
the depression. In 1936, the two banks were merged. Later in 1973, a
branch was opened in Ewing, Missouri; and in 1991 a branch was opened
in Edina, Missouri at which time the name of the bank was changed to
United State Bank.
The bank has prospered through the years posting assets on
December 31, 2011 of $108,586,000.00 with capital of $9,442,000.00.