Bio: Amacher, Hans (50 Year Hardware Anniversary - 1971)

Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Amacher, Dahlberg, Graffunder, Wyers

----Source: The Tribune - Phonograph (Abbotsford, WI) 4/06/2016

Originally published in the Tribune-Phonograph, Thursday, April 8, 1971

50 Years in the hardware business

Hans J. Amacher and Abbotsford hardware Company, are celebrating 50 years in business in Abbotsford this month.

Most merchants throughout the Abbotsford business community are staging events to tie in with this 50th anniversary celebration. The pages of today’s Tribune-Phonograph contain various advertisements relating to this promotion and offer special buys.

Hans Amacher came to Abbotsford at the age of 20 when he, Fred Amacher and E. B. Dahlberg, then owners of the Stetsonville Hardware Company purchased the Abbotsford Hardware Company from L. H. Wyers on March 4, 1921.

The Abbotsford Hardware Company operated as a partnership until it was dissolved in 1935.

“During the first few years, the hardware business was a one-man operation. One of the indications of the tempo of business at the time was the ball playing on Main Street every afternoon in the summer months by various merchants,” Amacher said.

Remodeling and improvements of the Abbotsford hardware Company have been extensive over the years. A new addition in 1962 was added to the rear of the building and gave the sore additional displays and storage space for washers, dryers, plumbing fixtures, floor covering, etc.

Mr. and Mrs. Amacher’s only son, Harold, and his wife Charmaine own and operate the Abbotsford Variety store which they purchased from Abbotsford hardware Company in 1961.

Their only daughter, Carol, is married to Ronald “Putts” Graffunder, and they have owned and operated Abbotsford Hardware Company since April 1970.



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