Bio: Ramthun, Herman (1857 – 19??)
Surnames: Ramthun, Hammond, Kuntz, Ott, Juedes, Hahn,
----Source: History of Marathon County Wisconsin and Representative Citizens, by Louis Marchetti, 1913.
Ramthun, Herman (1857 – 19??)
HERMAN RAMTHUN, who is a well known citizen of Marathon County, resides on his well improved farm of eighty acres, which lies in the town of Wausau, nine miles northeast of the city of Wausau. He was born in Pommern, Germany, in 1857, and is a son of William and Johanna (Hammond) Ramthun.
The parents of Herman Ramthun came to the United States in 1866 and settled first at Watertown, Jefferson county, Wisconsin, moving from there to the town of Easton in 1887. There the father died February 17, 1906, at seventy-three years of age. He was known as an industrious man, good citizen and successful farmer. His widow survives and two sons: Herman and August, the latter being a resident of the town of Hewitt, and four daughters: Vine, Rose, Mary and Guste, respectively, who reside in Chicago, Nebraska, Chicago, and Montana.
Herman Ramthun grew up on his father's farm and attended the country schools, after which he learned the carpenter trade and more or less devoted himself to this work for the next twenty years. In the meanwhile, in 1880 he purchased his present farm and settled on the same in 1890, making all the improvements and putting up the excellent buildings. Successful cultivation of the land followed and Mr. Ramthun is numbered with the prosperous farmers of this section and is a member of the local board of supervisors of Marathon County of which he has been chairman for fifteen years. In politics he is a Democrat and frequently has been elected to responsible offices, serving several years as assessor and for many years as school treasurer.
Mr. Ramthun was married first to Miss Ida Kuntz, a daughter of Carl Kuntz. Mrs. Ramthun became the mother of five children: Fred, who is a resident of the city of Wausau, married Martha Ott and they have one child; Emma, who died at the age of fifteen years; and Edward, William and Matilda who reside at home. After the death of his first wife, Mr. Ramthun married again. Miss Millie Juedes becoming his wife, and to this second marriage the following children have been born: Ella, who is the wife of Paul Hahn; and Annie, Paul, Walter, Harvey, Elbert, Clarence and Priscilla. Mr. Ramthun and family belong to the Lutheran Church in the town of Easton.
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