Bio: Berghammer, Max Frank (1928)

Contact: Family Member.

Surnames: Berghammer, Brunkalla, Dickof, Muehlenkam.


----Source: The Marshfield Story, Windows to our Past - Volume 2.. 

Max Frank Berghammer was born in Germany, October 15, 1888. His parents came to this country when he was six years old, locating in Lomira, Dodge County, Wis. There he attended the Catholic and public schools. Eight years later the family moved to a farm in the town of Johnson, Marathon County, near Athens. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. Frank Berghammer, still residents of Johnson. Leaving his fatherís farm when 18 years old, Max worked as a salesman in the G. A. Kreutzer General Store in Athens 2 years. Next he operated the Athens Opera House ten years, during which time he took a course of training in a Chicago aviation school. Disposing of the opera house business, he purchased a grocery store on West Blodgett Street in this city. He conducted the store successfully until last December, when he disposed of the business to John Marx, to devote his whole time to aviation. Associated with him in the aviation business is Herman Dickof. Their airport, situated in the southern part of the city, was dedicated by Governor Zimmerman, June 24. During the greater part of the time he was in the grocery business, he had in partnership with him, his brothers-in-law, Anton and Martin Brunkalla.  The former died and his interests were taken over by the latter. About a year before the business was sold, Martinís interest was purchased by Mr. Berghammer. 

Mr. Berghammer was married to Miss Margaret Brunkalla, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Brunkalla Sr., of Athens, by the Reverend Anthony Muehlenkamp, in the Athens Catholic Church, October 17, 1912. Mr. and Mrs. Berghammer are the parents of four children: Robert 14, Margaret 12, Lillian 11 and Norman 8. 

Fraternally, he is associated with the Athens Catholic Knights of Wis. and the Gegenseitige Unterstuetzungs Gesellschaft Germania. He also is a member of the Medical Regiment Band of this city, and the Marshfield Bowling Association. Politically, he is a Democrat. His hobby is bowling.


1920 Federal Census, Marathon, Wisconsin


Name: Max Berghammer 
Age: 31 (1888)
Birthplace: Germany
Relationship to Head of Household: Self
Gender: Male
Race: White
Marital Status: Married
Father's Birthplace: Germany
Mother's Birthplace: Germany
Sheet Number: 2
Max Berghammer M 31y
Spouse Margaret Berghammer F 29y
Child Robert Berghammer M 7y
Child Margaret Berghammer F 3y
Child Lillian Berghammer F 1y4m
Auguste Eisner F


Family Research

Frank Berghammer 
Wife, Anna Uttendorfer 


1. Max Frank Berghammer  

Birth: 15 Oct. 1888 Ormsdorf, , , Germany 
Death: 06 Oct.1929 Marshfield, Wood, Wisconsin

2. Anna Rose Berghammer 

Birth: 19 Jan. 1897 Lomira, Dodge, Wisconsin
Death: 20 May 1935 Athens, Marathon, Wisconsin

3. Frank Berghammer 

Birth: 14 Oct. 1898 Lomira, Dodge, Wisconsin
Death: 04 Nov. 1984

4. Marie Berghammer  

Birth: 19 Mar. 1902 Athens, Marathon, Wisconsin
Death: 03 Sept. 1981 Schofield, Marathon, Wisconsin

5. John Joseph Berghammer 

Birth: 08 Apr. 1908 Athens, Marathon, Wisconsin
Death: 20 Aug. 1977 Amery, Polk, Wisconsin

6. Henry Berghammer 

Birth: 19 May 1911 Athens, Marathon, Wisconsin
Death: 21 Sept. 1989 Grand Rapids, Itasca, Minnesota



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