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Adolph Gustaf Gallasch
Source: Progressive men of Minnesota. Published by The Minneapolis Journal (1897) submitted by Diana Heser Morse

Mr. Gallasch is cashier of the Northern Exchange Bank, of St. Paul. He was born at West Bend, Wisconsin. His father, Adolph Gallasch, was a miller by occupation, but only enjoyed moderate financial success. His mother, Amoene Wolfrom (Gallasch), was the daughter of a wealthy manufacturer, and a lady of many accomplishments. When Adolph was but six years old his parents migrated to the North Star state, locating at Winona. The boy received his early education in the common schools of that place, which was supplemented by a course at the St. Paul Business College. After leaving this institution, he secured a position as bookkeeper at Red Wing, with Mr. W. E. Hawkins. Here he remained for two years, when he accepted a similar position with C. Betcher & Co. He was with this firm for three years, when he removed to Crookston and engaged in the mercantile business, in partnership with John W. Hack, under the firm name of Hack & Gallasch. The firm enjoyed a prosperous business and continued successfully until 1889, when it was dissolved, Mr. Gallasch having in the meantime engaged in other business enterprises.
In 1887 he was appointed cashier in the Scandia American Bank at Crookston, which position he held until 1890, when he resigned, and was elected vice-president of the bank. He is now a director of this institution. In 1895 he was offered the cashiership of the Northern Exchange Bank, at St. Paul; this office he still holds. Mr. Gallasch is also president of the Polk County Bank, at Thief River Falls, Minnesota. In addition to his extensive banking interests, Mr. Gallasch is also interested in several other business enterprises, and is president of the Red River Valley Loan & Investment Company, of Crookston. Mr. Gallasch is comparatively a young man as yet, and the success which he has achieved in business is a convincing proof of his enterprising character and his abilities as a financier. The first money ever earned by Mr. Gallasch was as a bad picking hops; later working in the harvest field for two seasons. With the exercise, however, of economy, and conservative business methods in the investment of the money he had earned, Mr. Gallasch has attained a business success that promises much for the future. He is a Republican in politics, and while a resident of Crookston served as city treasurer for two terms. He is a member of the Crookston Lodge A. F. & A. M., and of the Commercial Club of St. Paul. His church affiliations are with the German Lutheran body. He is not married.


George Gamble
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Gamble George H, St Paul. Res 5415 Oneida st, office 214 Manhattan bldg.. Pine, mineral and farm lands. Born July 4, 1854 in Washington county O, son of Patrick and Ellen (Lovell) Gamble. Married May 20, 1884 to Catherine McDonald. Educated in common schools Washington county Ohio and business college Detroit. Logging in Mich 1877-81; estimator in Mich 1881-87; buying and selling lumber 18887-95; now engaged in buying, selling and locating timber and ore lands.


Charles Gardner
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Gardner Charles Williams, Minneapolis. Res 1900 S Dupont av, office Soo Line bldg.. Railroad official. Born Feb 17, 1861 at Rushville N Y, son of Harvey and Marietta (Mills) Gardner. Married Helen M Conolley 1882. Attended public schools in St Paul; graduated from high school. Left school in 1878 and became office boy for St Paul & Pacific now Great Northern Ry; clk for Red line Transit co 1879; in office sec of Minn lines 1879-82; sec Minn lines 1882-84; gen agent N W Traffic Assn Minneapolis 1884-86; auditor Minneapolis & Pacific R R 1887; auditor Minneapolis Sault Ste Marie & Atlantic (Soo Line) R R 1887 to date. Dir First State Bank New Auburn Wis. Original promoter Commercial Club Minneapolis and dir from its foundation.


Horace Gates
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Gates Horace Butler, St Paul. Res The Ashland, office 4th and Rosabel sts. Merchant. Born May 10, 1856 at Syracuse N Y, son of William G and Mary E (Brown) Gates. Married May 10, 1882 to Jessie Hackett. Educated in common and high schools St Paul. Clk in Nat Marine Bank and Merchants Nat Bank of St Paul as a young man; cashr Meeker County Bank of Litchfield Minn 1878-85; member Hackett, Walther & Gates (now Hackett, Walther, Gates Hardware Co) St Paul 1885 to date; pres of same since 1903. Member Minn, commercial and Minnetonka Yacht clubs St Paul.


William Geery
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Geery William B, St Paul. Res 550 summit av, office Manhattan bldg.. Banker. Born Aug 23, 1867 in Medina O, son of Joseph McClelland and Mary (Beckwith) Geery. Educated at Ripon Wis High School; Ripon Preparatory School; Ripon College. With First Mat Bank of Ripon Wis messenger to teller 1884-89; teller St Paul Nat Bank 1890-92; asst cashr 1892-1902; cashr 1902-1906; v pres Capitol Nat Bank 1907. Treas Commercial and Nushka clubs St Paul. Member Minn, Commercial. Town and Country, Yacht, Nushka and Roosevelt Republican clubs St Paul.


John George
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

George John Franklin, St Paul. Res 257 Summit pl, office Globe bldg.. Lawyer. Born Nov 7, 1859 at Noblesville Ind, son of Richard and Sarah Ann (Haines) George. Married to Nellie Graham. Graduated with degrees of B A; M A De Pauw Ind. Moved to St Paul 1884 and has since been engaged in the practice of his profession.


Lydia A. George
Source: American Women by Frances Elizabeth Willard, Mary Ashton Rice Livermore, Vol. 1, 1897. Transcribed by Marla Snow

George, Mrs. Lydia A., army nurse and philanthropist, born in New Limerick, Me., 1st April, 1839. Her maiden name was Philpot, and she traces her ancestry back to English sources upon her father s side.  In May, 1854, the family removed to Elk River, Minn., where, in 1857, she became the wife of Charles H. Hancock, of that place. Two years after her marriage, having no children of her own, she took to her home an orphan girl, who remained with them until she was married. Later, she took a motherless boy. who remained with them five years. A devout Christian of non-sectarian spirit, she was earnest in the work of various missions carried on by different denominations. The fateful signal gun which boomed out over Fort Sumter found her superintending a Sabbath-school in Elk River. In August, 1862, her husband enlisted in Company A, Eighth Regiment, Minnesota Volunteer Infantry. She sought an interview with General Pope, then stationed in St. Paul, and obtained permission to go with the regiment. The Indian outbreaks along the frontier at that time made it necessary for Minnesota troops to remain in the Northwest, and after the necessary drilling they were assigned by companies to their respective stations in the Sioux and Chippewa countries. Company A was ordered to the Chippewa Agency in September, and thither Mrs. Hancock soon followed. Arriving at the agency, she was assigned to a room in the agency building, which was the headquarters and also served as a hospital for the company. Work was awaiting her, for thirteen of the company were prostrated with measles, which rapidly spread until it attacked every man who had not previously had the disease. In April, 1863, the company were ordered to Fort Ripley, and remained there two months. From Fort Ripley they went to the Sauk Valley. The winter following they were ordered to Fort Abercrombie, Dak., in the Sioux country, where she remained until spring, having shared in all the vicissitudes of camp life on the frontier. Then her health demanded a rest. In Anoka, Minn., in the fall of 1865, her husband was brought to her in the arms of his comrades, that she might once more look upon his face and minister to his last wants. Her interest in the soldier, his widow and his orphans did not cease with the close of the war. In June, 1885, she joined the Woman's Relief Corps, at the institution of Dudley P. Chase Corps, of Minneapolis, Minn., of which organization she was chosen president. She served in that capacity for two years. On 11th January, 1887, she became the wife of Capt. J. W. George, Company G, Thirty-third Massachusetts Volunteers, one of the most prominent Grand Army men in Minnesota. Captain and Mrs. George worked hand in hand, and their voices were heard at many campfires and patriotic gatherings throughout the districts of the State, and pecuniary assistance was given by them to many enterprises for the assistance of needy comrades. Captain George organized William Downs Post, No. 68. in Minneapolis, and she was interested in the organization of an auxiliary corps, and in January, 1888, at the institution of William Downs Corps, she was elected president. She served in that capacity until she was called to serve the State as its department president. Her husband died in May, 1891. Mrs. George has served the Woman's Relief Corps in many capacities, both in the State councils and in national conventions. She is now actively engaged in temperance work.


William Gerber
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Gerber William A, St Paul. Res 367 Sherburne av, office Court House. Sheriff of Ramsey County. Born Dec 14, 1868 in St Paul Minn, son of Fred and Friedericka (Bunde) Gerber. Married June 12, 1901 to Minna A Roehnisch. Educated in the German Lutheran School St Paul. Employed by D W Ingersoll & Co; later entered office of W G Strickland insurance 1882-85; with F Gerber & Son 1885-92; with Finch, Young & McConville 1892-95; with Menk Bros whol grocers for 6 months; purchased business of James Downs dry goods 1895; purchased his father’s business 1901 and still conducts same. Chairman 8th Ward Rep Organization; ward committeeman 8th ward for 2 campaigns; sec Rep Campaign Committee 2 campaigns; ran 2500 votes ahead of the ticket for city comptroller 1904. Member of Lincoln Rep Club; executive committee4 Roosevelt Club; pres McKinley Club; member Junior Pioneers. Pres Ev Lutheran Benevolent Society of Minn. Elected sheriff Ramsey county on Republican ticker Nov 4, 1906; term expires Jan 1, 1909.


Bernard Gerlach
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Gerlach Bernard, Red Wing. Miller. Born Aug 2, 1860 in St Paul Minn, son of Geroge and Anna Maria (Fux) Gerlach. Married april 29, 1884 to Frances M McCue. Educated in parochial and public schools in St Pau. First employed by Jacob Mainzer law and abstracts St Paul 1875-79; employed at Red Wing Minn 1879-80; in abstract business; entered employ of Red Wing Mills in lumber office 1880-82; engaged by LaGrange Mill as bkpr; now mngr of same. Member Commercial Club.


Jeremiah Giantvalley
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Giantvalley Jeremiah A, St Paul. Res 270 Dayton av, office 614-615 N Y Life bldg. Lawyer. Born Oct 18, 1858 in Norway, son of John A J and Anna M (Hansen) Giantvalley. Married Jan 1, 1887 to Josephine B Owre. Educated in public and private schools; studied law in the law dept U of M, graduating LL B in 1898. Reared on a farm an followed farming; at age of 18 began teaching country schools between terms attending school; U S letter carrier in St Paul 1888-98; practiced law in St Paul 1898 to date. Member of leading fraternal orders.


Cass Gilbert
Source: Progressive men of Minnesota. (Shutter, Marion Daniel, 1853-ed.) Minneapolis, The Minneapolis Journal (1897) transcribed by Vicki Bryan

Cass Gilbert, an architect of St. Paul, was the son of Samuel Augustus Gilbert, soldier and topographical engineer, and for many years a distinguished officer of the United States Coast Survey, and who was awarded a medal by congress for distinguished bravery in rescuing shipwrecked sailors on the coast of Texas. At the opening of the Civil War he was commissioned Lieutenant-Colonel of the Twenty-fourth Ohio, was later transferred and promoted to Colonel of the Forty-fourth Ohio, and received a special letter of thanks from the president for gallant and brilliant conduct in the march on Cumberland Gap whereby 3,000 Confederates were captured. By dispersing a rebel convention at Frankfort, Kentucky, February 18, 1863, he broke up a conspiracy to pass an act of secession and by so doing he saved the state to the Union. In March 1865, he received the rank of Brevet Brigadier General. After executing a commission to South America for the government he resumed his service on the coast survey, continuing it until his death, which occurred in St. Paul, June 9, 1868. His wife, Elizabeth Fulton Wheeler (Gilbert), a daughter of Benjamin Wheeler, of Zanesville, Ohio, is a woman of great strength of character and courage, which was exhibited during the war when she made a perilous ride through the mountains to meet her husband, who was reported dangerously wounded. Gen. Gilbert was descended from Hon. Samuel Gilbert, of Gilead, Connecticut, an officer in the Revolutionary Army, whose father was also an officer of the Colonial troops. The subject of this sketch was born at Zanesville, Ohio, November 24, 1859. He attended the country schools near Zanesville, but at the age of eight years removed with his parents to St. Paul, where his education in the public schools was continued. Later he attended Macalester College at the old Winslow house in Minneapolis, under the direction of Dr. E. D. Neill. In September 1876, he entered the office of A. M. Radcliffe, an architect in .St. Paul, where he remained for eighteen months as a student. He then joined a surveying party locating the Hudson & River Falls Railroad line, in Wisconsin. In the fall of 1878 he began the special course in architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and in the spring of 1879 received one of the two prizes given by the Boston Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. He served on the United States Coast Survey under Prof. Henry L. Whiting, in the topographical survey of the Hudson River from Peekskill to Newburg, and in 1880 went to Europe to pursue the study of architecture. He returned to New York after a year and entered the office of the eminent architects, Messrs. McKim, Mead & White. In 1881 he was sent by them to take charge of their branch office in Baltimore, resigning that position in December 1882, to come to St. Paul. The following January he opened an office in St. Paul and has remained there in business ever since. It was while in New York in 1881 that Mr. Gilbert suggested the founding of the Architectural League. In January 1886, Mr. Gilbert formed a partnership with James Knox Taylor, which was dissolved in June 1891. The firm of Gilbert & Taylor were consulting architects and superintendents of the construction of the New York Life building and designed and superintended the construction of the Endicott building in St. Paul. Mr. Gilbert was the architect of the Dayton Avenue Presbyterian Church, the Bethlehem Presbyterian Church, and other churches in the city, also a number of mercantile buildings and residences, and among other structures the Hill Theological Seminary. In 1891 he was appointed superintendent of construction of the new government building in St. Paul, and held that position until June 1893. On the 31st of October, 1895, Mr. Gilbert was declared the successful competitor among a large number of architects for designing the new Capitol building of the state of Minnesota, and was appointed the architect in charge. Mr. Gilbert was elected a director of the American Institute of Architects in October 1893, at the annual convention in Chicago. In February 1893, he was appointed a member of the National Jury of Selection for architecture at the World's Columbian Exposition. In the fall of 1893 he was elected president of the Minnesota Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and in the same year was a member of the jury of award for the Rotch Traveling Scholarship in Boston. Mr. Gilbert was married November 29, 1888, at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Julia Tappen Finch, daughter of Henry Martin Finch, of that city. They have four children, Emily Finch, Elizabeth Wheeler, Julia Swift and Cass, Jr.

Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Gilbert Cass, New York. Res 48 E 78th st N Y, office 524 Endicott bldg. St Paul and New York. Architect. Born Nov 4, 1859 in Zanesville O, son of Gen Samuel Augustus and Elizabeth Fulton (Wheeler) Gilbert. Educated in public schools in Zanesville and St Paul and graduated from Mass Institute of Technology. Married Nov 29, 1888 to Julia T Finch Milwaukee Wis. Began practice of his profession in 1876 in office of A M Radcliffe; with survey party locating H & R F Ry line in Wis; with McKim, Mead & White N Y; traveled in Europe; moved to St Paul 1882 and engaged in business for self 1883 to date. Member firm of Gilbert & Taylor 1886-91. His chief work was plans for the new state capitol. Member Minn Club St Paul; Century and Metropolitan clubs N Y.


Philip Gilbert
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Gilbert Philip, White Bear Lake. Office 507 Nat German American Bank bldg. St Paul. Lawyer. Born Oct 29, 1860 in Coldwater Mich, son of Col Henry C and Harriet (Champion) Gilbert. Received his education in the high school of Coldwater Mich and law dept of the Univ of Michigan. Removed to St Paul 1886 and enter the firm of Morphy & Gilbert which was changed in 1892 to Morphy, Ewing, Gilbert & Ewing then to Morphy, Ewing & Gilbert until 1899. Practiced alone until 1902; then formed the present firm of Gilbert & Greenman. Chairman of School Board of White Bear Lake; pres of Library Board White Bear Lake. Member of the Commercial Club St Paul, Minn and Ramsey County Bar assns.; Loyal Legion , Royal Arcanum and Commercial Law League of America.


Andrew Gowan
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Gowan Andrew, Duluth. Res 1010 E 2nd st, office foot of 5th st. Merchant and lumberman. Born April 16, 1849 in Mirramichi N B, son of George and Mary A (McGrath) Gowan. Married Oct 30, 1878 to Mary Bergin. Educated in country schools of Washington county Minn. First engaged in logging until 1878; in charge of lumber operations in Cloquet for C N Nelson 1880-97; same with Northern Lumber Co 1897-99; sec and treas Duluth Logging co 1899-1900; pres and mngr Sturgeon River Lumber co until firm became Twohy-Killean Lumber co 1903; sold out interest 1906. Pres Gowan-Peyton-Twohy Co 1900 to date. Dir Am Ex Bank Duluth; member of firm of a Gowan & Co. Member Commercial, boat and Yacht clubs Duluth.


James Granger
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Granger James E, Duluth. Res 1324 E 1st st, office 221-223 S 5th av W. Merchant. Born May 1861 in Grand Rapids Mich, son of Julius and Caroline (Merrill) Granger. Married in 1900 to Maud M Sales. Educated in the common and high schools Grand Rapids Mich. First engaged with Cody, Olney & Co whol grocers Grand Rapids, being successively promoted to asst mngr in 1886 remaining same until 1889; in California for his health 1889-91; removed to Duluth and entered employ of Stone-Ordean & Co whol grocers as sec and buyer, which position he still holds in the present firm of Stone-Ordean-Wells & Co; v pres and dir Deweitt-Seitz Co whol furn, and variously interested in other enterprises. Member Kitchi Gammi, Commercial an Northland Country clubs.


Henry Grannis
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Grannis Henry James, Duluth. Res 4729 McCullough st, office 612-613 First Nat Bank bldg.. Lawyer. Born June 18, 1865 in High Forest Minn, son of Charles Lawrence and Rose Anna (Rogers) Grannis. Married June 18, 1890 to Laura Hingson. Attended public school at High Forest Minn; graduated from U of M A F 1886; law course Univ of Mich LL B 1888. Engaged in practice at Faribault 1889; moved to Duluth 1890; admitted to practice in the US sup court 1896. Member Commercial Club. Thirty-second degree Mason.


William Gilliam
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Gilliam William S, St Paul. Res 113 N Victoria st, office 506 Pioneer Press bldg.. General insurance agent. Born July 4, 1857 in Dubuque Ia, son of Thomas F and Elizabeth Ann (Shields) Gilliam. Received his education in the public schools of Dubuque entering in 1864 and graduating from the high school in 1876. From that year until 1893 was engaged in various capacities, salesman, creditman etc with Poole, Gilliam, & Co who grocers Dubuque Ia; removed to St Paul in 1893 and has been engaged in the general insurance agency business since that time. Member commercial Club St Paul.


Andrew Gilman
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Gilman Andrew Newton, St Paul. Res 835 Holly av, office Germania Life Bldg. Bonds, loans and mortgages. Born May 30, 1824 in Northfield Washington county Vt, son of Andrew and Amy (Brown) Gilman. Married Agnes E Boughton 1852. Educated at country school 1839; farmer 1839-41; taught country school 1841-42; county clk Niagara county NM Y 1843-48’ mngr gen store Lockport N Y 1848-55; deputy collector of customs dist of Niagara N Y 1854-60; agent Oil Creek Ry Corry Pa 1860-63; largely engaged in oil business in Pa 1864-74; oilt business Bothwell Ont (known as Yankee Speculator) 1875; commission business Buffalo NY 1880-83; removed to St Paul and engaged in real estate and mortgage loan business 1884; established the fir, of Gilman & Co 1887.


William Goddard
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Goddard William Taylor, St Paul. Res 529 Marshall av, office 403 Nat German American Bank bldg.. Lawyer. Born in 1868 in New York City, son of William Newton and Ella M (Taylor) Goddard. Attended private schools in Utica and St John’s Military School at Manlius New York. Studied law at U of M taking night course and working by day as bkpr and accountant; graduated LL B in 1901.


Percy Godfrey
Source: Progressive men of Minnesota. Published by The Minneapolis Journal (1897) submitted by Diana Heser Morse

Percy Downing Godfrey, of St. Paul, is a lawyer, a member of the firm of Otis & Godfrey. His father, Jacob T. Godfrey, was a farmer and also a practical engineer at Hampton Beach, New Hampshire. When the war broke out he offered his services to his county and made an honorable record as a soldier. Jacob's wife was Nettie H. (Downing) Godfrey, who, before her marriage, resided at Rye Beach, New Hampshire. She was a school teacher by profession, and is known to literature as a writer of verse and an author of some distinction. The Godfrey family have been citizens of Hampton, New Hampshire and vicinity since the town was settled in 1638. The complete genealogy of the family is given in the history of Hampton, and several of this sturdy New England family have rendered efficient service in the several wars on behalf of their country, from the Revolutionary War to the last great conflict. Percy Downing was born at Hampton, March 12, 1871. He attended the public schools and Hampton Academy and High School, graduating with honors in 1887. He was chosen by his class as the class poet. He came to Minnesota in 1887, and located in St. Paul, where he secured a position in the law office of Judge A. C. Hickman, and began there the study of law. Later he took the law course in the University of Minnesota, graduating with the class of 1892 with the degree of LL. B. He was admitted to the bar on his twenty-first birthday, receiving his diploma through the State Board of Examiners and Supreme Court. On the same day, March 12, 1892, he formed a partnership with Arthur G. Otis, of St. Paul, under the style of Otis & Godfrey, succeeding the firm of C. E. & A. G. Otis, C. E. Otis having been elevated to the district bench. Mr. Godfrey is now in active practice. In politics his affiliations are with the Republican party. He was secretary of the Ramsey County congressional convention in 1892, and in 1896 secretary of the Fourth Congressional District convention to select delegates to the National Republican convention; has served on the city and county committees, and he is at present serving on the Republican Executive Committee. He has always taken an active part in the promotion of Republican principles. Although offered offices of trust, he has declined nomination, preferring to devote his time to his professional duties. In 1893 he declined the appointment of assistant city attorney of St. Paul. He is now United States Commissioner of the United States Court of Claims. Mr. Godfrey is vice-chancellor of St. Paul Lodge Knights of Pythias and a member of the Odd Fellows, Elks and Masons. His church connections are with the Congregational body, and he holds the office of secretary of the board of trustees of Bethany church. He was married June 30, 1892, to Minnie R. Lawton, of St. Paul. They have two children, Otis Hickman and Gladys Elizabeth.

Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Godfrey Percy Downing, St Paul. Res 133 E Congress st, office 614-615 NY Life bldg. Lawyer. Born Mar 12, 1871 in Hampton NH, son of Jacob Talent and Nettie (Downing) Godfrey. Is a graduate of the Hamton Academy and high school 1887 and law dept of the U of M, LL B 1892. Is now a member of the firm of Godfrey & Molander and has been practicing since 1892. Is trustee of St Paul Lodge K of P and treas of Shekinah Lodge A F & A M, U S comnr court of claims; was a member of Board of Park Comnrs of St Paul 2 years. Recorder Grand Tribunal K of P for Domain of Minn. Colonel on staff of Brig Gen of U R K P. Member of Elks, K T and Shrine lodges; Lincoln, Republican, Roosevelt and West Side clubs.


Asa Goodrich
Source: Progressive men of Minnesota. Published by The Minneapolis Journal (1897) submitted by Diana Heser Morse

Asa Friend Goodrich is a native of Minnesota, and was born October 10, 1865, at St. Paul. His father was Augustus J. Goodrich, at one time one of the proprietor of the old St. Paul "Pioneer," prior to its consolidation with the "Press." Subsequently Mr. Goodrich became secretary and treasurer of the St. Paul Gas Light Company. His business ventures were successful and he accumulated a comfortable estate. His wife, Rachel Friend, was a daughter of Kennedy T. Friend, an old pioneer of St. Paul. Asa attended the grammar schools and high school of St. Paul, and after completing the high school course decided to take up the study of medicine. He entered the Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery at Philadelphia in the winter of 1885-6. In the fall of 1886 he entered the Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia, where he was graduated in March, 1889, at the head of his class. In 1891 he went to Philadelphia and took a post-graduate and hospital course for six months. He then returned to St. Paul and began the practice of his profession. Dr. Goodrich is a member of the Minnesota State Institute of Homeopathy; Ramsey County Homeopathic Medical Society, also N. W. Academy of Homeopathic Surgeons, and has been highly successful in his professional career. In politics he is a republican, although his identification with his party has not led him into actual participation of party affairs. He is a member of the People's Church, in St. Paul, although raised in the Methodist Church. He is a member of Summit Lodge, No. 163, A. F. and A. M. In June, 1889, he was married to Marion L. Banker, daughter of M. L. Banker, whose parents were both descended from old New York families, traceable back to the period of the Revolution, and whose early members fought in the Continental Army. The Goodrich family are of English descent, and can be traced to the time of William the Conqueror. Goodrich Castle and Goodrich Court are still to be seen in England on the old ancestral estate. The American branch of the family was founded in Connecticut, and later removed to New York. It was prior to the Revolution, and members of the family were engaged in that war on the side of the Colonies. The Friend family, the family of Dr. Goodrich's mother, were among the Virginia and Maryland pioneers, and of German descent.

Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Goodrich Asa F, St Paul. Res 256 Nelson av, office 595 Endicott Arcade. Physician and surgeon (R). Born Oct 10, 1865 in St Paul Minn, son of Augustus J and Rachel (Friend) Goodrich. Married in 1889 to Marion L Banker. Educated in public and high schools St Paul, Penn College of Dental Surgery and graduated from Hahnemann Medical College Philadelphia MD 1889. Now practicing in St Paul. On staff City and County Hospital; examining physician for fraternal orders. Member Minn State and St Paul Society of Homeopathy. Member Masonic fraternity. Former capt M N G.


Charles Henry Goodrich
Source: Progressive men of Minnesota. Published by The Minneapolis Journal (1897) submitted by Diana Heser Morse

Dr. Charles H. Goodrich, of St. Paul, is one of the prominent members of the dental profession of Minnesota. Though a native of Michigan he has lived in Minnesota nearly all his life. Dr. Goodrich's father was Augustus J. Goodrich, a native of Elroy, New York, but long a prominent business man of St. Paul. Mr. Goodrich came to St. Paul in 1859. At the close of the war he was business manager of the old "Pioneer," and for eighteen years prior to 1886 he was secretary and treasurer of the St. Paul Gas Light Company. When an eastern syndicate bought the stock of the company in 1886, Mr. Goodrich retired, and in May, 1887, he died at the age of seventy-one years. He was married three times. His second wife was Miss Martha Wilbur, who was born at Alexander, New York, in 1827. Her father was colonel of a regiment of militia and represented his district in the New York Assembly. Her brothers are prominent citizens of Erie County, New York, two of them being Doctors of Divinity in Methodist pulpits. She was married to Mr. Goodrich in 1856, and died on January 1, 1860, soon after the family moved to Minnesota, and when her son Charles was but a year old. Dr. Goodrich was born at Kalamazoo, Michigan, on January 1, 1859. He attended the public schools of St. Paul until 1875, when he found employment as a clerk in a retail hardware store. Upon the failure of his employer about two years later, he entered the dental office of Dr. Louis W. Lyon. This gave him an opportunity of fitting himself for his profession. He studied under Dr. Lyon and took a course at the Pennsylvania College of Dentistry, graduating in 1880. Since entering upon practice Dr. Goodrich has been very successful. His standing in the profession was recognized recently by his appointment on the State Board of Dental Examiners. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Souther Minnesota Dental Association and the Minnesota Dental Association, and was at one time president of the latter organization. Dr. Goodrich is a Republican in politics, though he was at one time a Democrat. He is a member of the People's Church. In 1886 he was married to Miss Fannie Jewell Howgate. They have one child, a son of eight years, named Robert Earl Goodrich.


Paul Gotzian
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Gotzian Paul H, St Paul. Res 11 Summit court. Merchant and mine owner. Born June 19, 1866 in St Paul, son of Conrad and Caroline (Busse) Gotzian. Married Emmaline Nelson Beebee. Received education in St Paul public schools, Shattuck Military Academy, Faribault Minn and Phillips Exeter Academy Exeter NH. Employed as clerk with C Gotzian & Co wholesale shoes in 1886; secretary and stock man 1888; in charge of office in 1892 and treas and credit mngr 18893. Resigned from these offices in 1905. Is now pres of the McGinnis Gold Mining Co of Cooke Mont, associated with Philip Gilbert and S J Gottschammer, both of St Paul. Commissioned major 15th Minn Vol Inf July 2, 1898; lt-col Aug 15, 1898. Mustered out with regiment March 27, 1899. Served as aide de camp on staff of Gov Van Sant for 4 years. Member Minn, Town and Country, Commercial and White Bear Yacht clubs.


Edward Grace
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Grace Edward, St Paul. Res 897 Fairmount av, office YMCA bldg.. Sec YMCA. Born Feb 21, 1861 at St Clair Mich, son of William and Catherine (Van Wriper) Grace. Graduate St Clair Mich High School 18878; studied law; admitted to practice at Port Huron Mich 1882. Secretary United States Electric co, Denver Colo and sec and mngr Denver Residence Co 1884-85; sec and mngr St James Hotel Co Denver 1886-88; sec and mngr Broadway Hotel Co Denver 1889-91; gen sec YMCA Denver 1893-97; gen sec YMCA St Paul 1897 to date. Member St Paul Commercial Club.


George Grant
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Grant George Johnstone, St Paul. Res 462 Hally av, office 709 NY Life bldg.. Contractor. Born Jan 10, 1841 in Picton NS, son of George and Katie (Matheson) Grant. Married in 1867 to Theresa Thompson. Educated in common schools in his native place. Worked on farm until 18; learned carpenter’s trade and worked at same for a number of years, becoming master builder; contractor for building part C P R until 1880; moved to St Paul where he has been engaged in business to date. Has erected a number of large and important buildings in St Paul.


Joseph Gravelle
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Gravelle Joseph Maria Arthur, St Paul. Res 850 Sims st, office 27 E 7th st. Physician and surgeon ( R ). Born May 20, 1869 at Maskinonge, province of Quebec Canada, son of Joseph Alexandre and Emilie (Boucher) Gravelle. Married Jan 27, 1900 to Wiljelmina Sittig. Attended common schools in Montreal; Jacques Cartier Normal School; graduated from St Therese Seminary, A B 1886; attended Montreal School of Medicine and Surgery 1886-92, graduated MD and CM. Practiced medicine some months in Montreal; in St Paul 1902 to date; present specialties surgery and gynecology. Member County and State Medical societies and American Medical Assn; College of Physicians and Surgeons Province of Quebec Canada. Medical examiner for W O W, Royal League, Loyal Americans, U S CF, C O H, M W W. M S. State Organizer Loyal Americans. Member of I O O F, K of P, F O E and Union Francaise. Surgeon to Bethesda Hospital.


Edward Graves
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Graves Edward Buttrick, St Paul. Res 419 Dayton av, office 409 NY Life bldg. Lawyer. Born in 1859 in Rutland Vt, son of Charles E and Sarah (Lawrence) Graves. Educated at Hopkins Grammar Schools New Haven Conn; Yale College academic dept, graduating 1881; Yale Law School, graduating 1884.


Hermann Grawert
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Grawert Hermann, St Paul. Res 225 Bunker st, office same. Sarpenter and builder. Born May 10, 1860 at Hemme, Holstein Germany, son of Wilhelm and Katarina (Wolf) Grawert. Educated in the public schools. Learned carpenter trade in native land. Came to US 1882; to St Paul same year. Member of sons of Hermann.


Harry Grayum
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Grayum Harry C, St Paul. Res 160 E Congress st, office 360 Jackson st. Manufacturer’s agent. Born May 31, 1864 in Gallipolis, O, son of Henry and Mary E (Day) Grayum. Married Sept 22, 1892 to Ida M Mample. Educated in the graded schools of Gallipolis, O and private school of Evergreen O. Engaged in railroad work at the age of eighteen; moved to St Paul 1890 and was employed with the Edison Electric Light & Power Co as engineer and electrician until 1905. Now St Paul representative of H W Johns-Manville Co of Milwaukee. Member of Masonic order.


Charles Greene
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Greene Charles Lyman, St Paul. Res 415 Summit av, office 150 Lowry bldg.. Consulting physician. Born Sept 221, 1862, son of Dr William Warren and Elizabeth (Lawrence) Greene natives of Maine. Married 1886 to Miss Jessie Rice. Educated in the schools of Portland Me; entered class of 1885 Univ of Mich and after an interruption of several years necessitated by his father’s death and spent in the service of the Northern Pacific Ry Co at St Paul returned to Mich to take up the study of his chosen profession returning finally to take his degree in medicine from the U of M 1890. Externe in the Great Ormond St Hospital for children in London England 1890-91; did post-graduate work in Johns Hopkins University at Baltimore Md 1893; in Harvard 1894, 1895 and 1897; did post-graduate work in London 1890-91 also in London and Paris in 19802 and in Germany and Switzerland 1906. House physician in the City and County Hospital at St Paul 1889-90 and first assistant city physician 1891-92. Has devoted much time to teaching in the middle west. Appointed instructor in applied anatomy in the U of M 1891; clinical professor of medicine and physical diagnosis 1897-1903. Professor of theory and practice of medicine in the dept of medicine thus assuming the headship of that chair 1903. Author of “Manual of Medical Diagnosis” for students and practitioners; of “The Medical Examination for Life Insurance and its Associated Clinical Methods.” Medical director of the Minn Mutual Life Insurance Co 1892-1904; ex-member of the State Board of Health; ex-pres of the Nat Assn of Life Insurance Examiners. Attending physician at St Luke’s Hospital, the City and County Hospital and the St Paul Free Dispensary; trustee of St Luke’s Hospital. Member Assn of American Physicians; American Medical Assn, Nat Assn for the Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis; American Assn for the Advancement of Science; Minn Academy of Medicine and the State and County societies. Author of many articles including “A New Method of Controlling Pernicious Vomiting,” “The Widal Reaction including a New Microscopic Test,” “The Diazo Reaction with a description of a New Modification,” “A New Fluoroscopic and Percussion Sign of Unilateral Pleuritic Effusion,” “The Early Diagnosis of Aneurism of the aortic Arch” etc. Member of the Minn and Town and Country clubs; Summit lodge A F & A M.


Oscar Greene
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Greene Oscar Curtis, St Paul. Res 477 Holly av, office N P Ry general offices. Railroad official. Born Feb 21, 1842 in Ohio, son of Barnabas B and Nancy Caldwell (Valladigham) Greene. Married to Jennie Goodrich. Educated in public schools Cleveland O and Hiram (O) College. Telegraph operator Bellefontaine O 1861-63; with N W Packet Co St Paul 1866; supt telegraphs St Paul & Pac R R 1866-72; supt telegraphs N P Ry 1872 to date. Member Assn of Ry Tel Supts.


Jesse Greenman
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Greenman Jesse E, St Paul. Res 565 Portland av, office 507-508 Nat German American Bank bldg.. Lawyer. Born July 3, 1861 at Somonauk Ill, son of Curtis S Greenman. Married April 13, 1892 to Estella Thompson. Educated in the public schools of Illinois and Nebraska; Archibald’s Business College Minneapolis; private tutors same city. Studied law in office of Jackson & Pond Minneapolis 1882; with Wyman, Mullin & Co whol dry goods Minneapolis 1885-89; with Powers Dry Goods Co St Paul asst creditman 1889; R G Dunn & Co law dept 1890-96; Guiterman Bros creditman 1896; R G Dun & Co 1896-1902; member Gilbert & Greenman lawyers 1902 to date. Member Commercial Club St Paul, Masonic fraternity and B P O E.


Jesse Gregg
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Gregg Jesse Ashton, St Paul. Res 483 Ashland av, office 365 Sibley st. Merchant. Born Mar 29, 1853 at Morgantown W Va, son of Cephas and Mary (Newton) Gregg. Married May 16, 1882 to Ella Bradish. Educated in the public schools of Pittsburg Pa and Decorah Ia. Worked on farm 1866-70; in grocery trade at Decorah Ia 1870-72; with Nichols & Dean whol iron and heavy hardware St Paul 1872-88; member Nichols, Dean & Gregg same line 1888 to date; present v pres; dir St Paul Nat Bank. Member St Paul Commercial Club; pres 1897-98; pres Auto Club; Lafayette Club; Town and Country Club.


Frank Gregory
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Gregory Frank L, White Bear Lake. Office 30 W 6th st St Paul. Manufacturers’ agent. Born De 31, 1858 in Platt county Ill, son of Albert G and Martha M (Linnell) Gregory. Married June 6, 1883 to Mary A Coburn. Educated in public schools Bement Ill and Indianapolis. Engaged as freight clk P C & St L Ry 1876-77; clk in auditor’s office and trav auditor I B & W R R 1878-83; gen agent for same at Indianapolis 1883-86; in retail coal business Omaha 1886-91; agent for Philadelphia & Reading Coal &Iron Co at Omaha 1891-99; same at St Paul 1899 to date. Sec F L Bosworth Co Minneapolis. Member Commercial Club.


Joel Gregory
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Gregory Joel Ernest, St Paul. Res 877 Phalen av, office 608-609 Manhattan bldg.. Lawyer. Born Nov 2, 1872 in Polo Ill, son of William S and Helen E (Carll) Gregory. Educated in St Paul public schools 1892; U of M, BS 1896; law dept U of M, LL B 1898. Member state legislature session of 1903. Pres State Univ Rep Club 1896-98; delegate from univ and state to Nat League of Re Clubs at Cleveland O 1895; same at Omaha 1898. Member Dayton’s Bluff Commercial Club St Paul; I O O F, Maccabees and Woodmen of the World.


Matthew Henry Gregory
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

GREGORY Matthew Henry, St. Paul. Res 1071 E Minnehaha st, office Mendota and Whitall sts. Manufacturer. Born Oct. 10, 1862 in Nottingham England, son of Matthew and Ann (Neale) Gregory. Married Nov 10, 1887 to Lillian Erdman. Educated in the public schools of Milwaukee, Oshkosh and Northport, Wis 1867-76. Moved to St Paul 1883; was employed in the box mnfg business until 1898 when the Minn Box Co was established by the firm of Gregory, Ward & Letford; Ward withdrawing 1899 the business was continued by Gregory & Letford until 1903. From that date until 1905 the business was conducted alone; then being reorganized under the same name with Mr. Gregory as mngr and treas. Member of Dayton’s Bluff Commercial Club.


J. P. Gribben
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

GRIBBEN J P, St Paul. Res 1373 Summit av. Office 194 E 7th st. Lumber. Born April 7, 1845 in Ohio, son of Samuel W and Elizabeth (Morgan) Gribben. Married twice; Oct 20, 1880 to Jennie B Dean (died 1890); Jean Piddington June 15, 1904. Educated in public and high schools Mt Vernon Ohio. In government employ Washington D C until 1866; in lumber business St Paul 1867 to date. Pres Gribben Lumber Co est 1893. Twice member St Paul Charter Commission.


George Wortham Griffin
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

GRIFFIN George Wortham, St Paul. Res 62 Grand av. Office 242 E 3d st. Manufactrer. Born April 4, 1865 in Madison Rockingham county N C, son of George Washington and Eleanor Hazeltine (Bailey) Griffin. Married Oct 25, 1905 to Mary Alice Davis. Educated in Brownsville (Ten) College 1874-78; Southwestern Baptist Univ 1879-81. News and book dealer 1881; trav repreesentative and circulation mngr Nashville (Tenn) Daily World 1882-85; book and stationary business Union City Ten 1885-87; elected asst sec Tenn Senate 1887; trav salesman Wills Stationery Co Memphis Tenn; trav representative Western Paper Bag Co Batavia Ill 1881-92; Minn mngr Samuel Cupples Wooden Ware Co of St. Louis Mo 1892 to date. Member Minn Club and Commercial Club St. Paul.


Alexander Griggs
Source: Compendium of History and Biography of North Dakota, Publ. 1900. Transcribed by Brenda Shaffer

CAPTAIN ALEXANDER GRIGGS, the Father of Grand Forks, is one of the most widely known and highly esteemed men who cast their lot with North Dakota. He is now a resident of the state of Washington, but until recent years was engaged in navigation throughout the Red river district, and was identified with the financial growth of the city of Grand Forks and vicinity.
Our subject was born at Marietta, Ohio, in October, 1838, and was a son of William and Esther (McGibbon) Griggs. He removed with his parents to St. Paul, Minnesota, when a boy, and later his family removed to Grand Forks, where his parents died. Our subject was reared and educated in St. Paul, and at an early age began running on the boats of the Mississippi River, and at the age of twenty years was given command of a boat. He continued there until 1870, and then, in company with others, went up the Red river to Fargo with a view of establishing a line of boats, and during that year the Hill, Griggs & Company Navigation Company was formed. In 1871 Mr. Griggs went to where Grand Forks is now located, and he entered a claim to the land on which the old town is located, and named the place Grand Forks on account of the junction of the two rivers. He continued to operated a line of boats between Grand Forks and Winnipeg for many years and continued in command until 1890. He was always active in the up building of the town of Grand Forks, and was one of the founders of the Second National Bank, of which institution he was president for many years. He also acted in the capacity of president of the First National Bank of East Grand Forks for some years, and established the gas works in company with William Budge, and was also a large owner in the Grand Forks Roller Mill. He served as railroad commissioner for some years, and was the third postmaster of Grand Forks and was mayor of the city. He assisted in building the two bridges across the river, and by his hearty support and influence endeared himself to the people as a man of active public spirit. In December, 1892, Mr. Griggs left Grand Forks on account of failing health, and is now engaged in boating on the Upper Columbia River.
Our subject was married December 27, 1865, in Minnesota, to Miss Ettie I. Strong, a native of Brooklyn. Eight children, seven of whom are now living, have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Griggs, named as follows: Lois, now Mrs. W. H. Pringle; Ansel; Jennie; Esther; Bruce; James and Clifford. The family all reside in the state of Washington at present. Mr. Griggs is an ardent Democrat and is a man who keeps pace with the times.


Chauncey Milton Griggs
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

GRIGGS Chauncey Milton, St Paul. Res 365 Summit av, office 242 E 3d st. Merchant. Born Feb 19, 1860 in St Paul Minn, son of Col C W and Marth A (Gallup) Griggs. Married 1885 to Mary Chaffey Wills. Educated in the public and high schools of St Paul; Yale Univ B A 1883. Returned to St Paul and entered the firm of Griggs, Cooper & Co whol grocers established 1882. Member State Agricultural Society.


Chester H. Griggs
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

GRIGGS Chester H, St Paul. Res 1229 Laurel av, office 418-420 Manhattan bldg. Real Estate and loans. Born Oct 16, 1878 in St. Paul, son of George and Alice G. (Smith) Griggs. Married April 1904 to Elizabeth M Reed. Educated in St Paul Central High School 1897; Williams College 189-1901; Univ of Mich B A 1902; U of M Law School 1902-1903; studied law in office of Squires & Griggs St Paul. Cashr of St Paul branch of the N Y Life Insurance Co 1903-1904; engaged in real estate and loan business 1905 to date. Member of the Zeta Psi and Phi Delta Phi college fraternities. Member of the Commercial Club St Paul.


Franklin Hammond Griggs
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

GRIGGS Franklin Hammond, St Paul. Res 26 Floral av, office 415 N Y Life bldg. Lawyer. Born Apr 6, 1872 in Faribault Minn, son of George and Alice Gordon (Smith) Griggs. Married April l29, 1899 to Louise Dyer. Attended common and high school St Paul; Williams College Mass graduating B A 1893; law dept U of M, LL B 1895, LL M 1896. Member Douglas & Griggs lawyers St Paul 1905 1898-1902; special asst to atty gen (of counsel to bk examiner) 1902-1904; atty for game and fish comnrs; chairman Rep Executive Committee 1906. Staff major com dept (lieu) 1898; staff brigadier (capt) 1899-1903. Member St Paul Commercial and Roosevelt Republican clubs.


John Williams Griggs
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

GRIGGS John Williams, St Paul. Res. 817 Burr st, office 190 3d st. Merchant. Born Dec 13, 1854 in Boston Mass, son of John Williams and Pauline (Dike) Griggs. Educated in the Boston public and high schools. First engaged in Chicago as office boy and bkpr in whol house; removed to St Paul 1875 and engaged in retail grocery business of which the present firm of Griggs & Co whol grocers is the outgrowth. Pres Griggs & CO Inc 1900; St Paul Anti-Vaccination Society; St Paul branch Minn Health League
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Theodore Hunt Griggs
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

GRIGGS Theodore Hunt, St Paul. Res 530 Holly av, office 242 E 3d st. Merchant. Born Sept 3, 1872 in St Paul, son of Col C CW and Martha (Gallup) Griggs. Educated in the public schools St Paul; Carleton College and Washington College Tacoma Wash 1890; was employed one year with St Paul and Tacoma Lumber Co; moved to N Y and attended Dwight’s School 1 term; finished education in class of ‘95 Sheffield Scientific School of Yale Univ. Returned to St Paul and entered the firm of Griggs, Cooper & Co of which he is now sec. Member of Commercial, Minn, White Bear Yacht, Town and Country clubs; Amateur Athletic Assn; Travelers Protective Assn; Cloister Society of Yale; sec of Automobile Club. Served as 1st lieu Co “L” 15th Minn Rgt U S V.


Christian Grimsrud
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos 

GRIMSRUD Christian, Minneapolis. Res 1726 Irving av S. office 27 3d st  N. Merchant.  Born Sept 5, 1864 in Drammen Norway, son of Andrew and Carrie (Olsen) Grimsrud.   Married 1885 to Severine Hamborg.  Educated in the common schools Terrace Minn.  Worked in Yerxa Bros shoe dept Fargo 1880-84; moved to St Paul and engaged in shoe business with D Marx; in charge of shoe dept Golden Rule until 1891; with Hillman’s in Chicago 1898-1901; established Grimsrud Shoe Co whol shoes Minneapolis 1901 and has been pres to date.  Dir Swedish-American Bank.


John S. Grode
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

GRODE John S. St Paul. Res 227 Iglehart st. office Board Public Works. Public official. Born Setp 2, 1845 in Hesse-Darmstadt Germany, son of John and Anna J (Juenger) Grode. Educated in public schools at Germantown Wis and a parochial school; took private instruction in bookkeeping. Came to America as an infant; located in Washington county Wis; reared on farm; entered railroad service when 18; came to Minn 1866; entered service on Minn Valley R R as section boss; resigned as road master 1883; in gen commission business 1883-89. Appointed deputy county treas Ramsey county Jan 1, 1889 holding office until Sept 30, 1894. In insurance, real estate, conveyancing, foreign collections and steamship agency business under firm names of Grode & Co and Grode & Stenger 1894-1901. Appointed on Board of Public Works St Paul 1901 and elected pres 1902 which office he still holds. Dir Arion Singing Society 1879-1905; conductor Assumption Church choir from 1890. Member K of C, Catholic Foresters, St Clemens Benev Society, St Peter’s Benev Soc and Good Shepherd Society. Dir German R C Aid Assn 1886: sec of same 1887-97; member executive committee 1897 to date. Member of Commercial Club.


John Grove
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

GROVE John, St Paul. Res 779 Dayton av, office 515 Pioneer Press bldg. Real estate. Born April 30, 1855 in Rockford Ill, son of Isaac and Elizabeth (Zabach) Grove. Married Aug 4, 1886 to Vine E Armitage. Educated in the public schools of Rockford and Charles City Ia. IN mercantile business at Algona Ia several years; real estate at Algona and other Iowa localities several years; real estate at Morris Minn 1896-97; membe John Grovo Land Co St Paul handling Minn lands 1898 to date. Member St Paul Commercial Club.


Hans E. Grunow
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

GRUNOW Hans E, St Paul. Res 791 Portland av, office 805-806 N Y Life bldg. Imperial German Consul. Born Sept 21, 1865 in Berlin Germany, son of Oscar and Elsie (Kuehlstein) Grunow. Married in 1893 to Miss La Combe in Lausanne Switzerland. Educated in the gymnasium Berlin; Univ of Lausanne Switzerland and graduated from law dept of Univ of Berlin 1889. Was connected with several tribunals in Berlin 1899-1903 when he passed his examination as judge. Vice consul and then acting consul in Samoa; acting consul gen Sydney Australia 1900; foreign office Berlin 1902-1903; 1st vice and acting consul gen Constantinople 1903-1904; appointed first Imperial German consul to St Paul Sept 14, 1904 which appointment he still retains.


Leo A. Guiterman
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

GUITERMAN Leo A, St Paul. Res 986 Summit av. Manufacturer. Born Sept 22, 1862 in Cincinnati O, son of Alex and Lena (Stern) Guiterman. Educated in the Cincinnati public schools. One of the organizers of the firm of Guiterman Bros in 1883, firm incorporated in 1904 manufacturers and jobbers of shirts and men’s furnishing good of all kinds. Charter member of the Commercial Club.


Cornelius J. Gutgesell
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

GUTGESELL Cornelius J, St Paul. Res 623 Grand av, office 114 E 6th st. Manufacturer. Born Dec 10, 1857 at La Crosse Wis, son of Frank and Ella Martha (Washington) Gutgesell. Married Amy A Stimson April 8, 1885. Educated in public schools and business college at La Crosse Wis. In office of father (mnfgr) 1875; clk for Sweet, Dempster & Co whol hats, caps and furs Chicago 1876-82; removed to Minneapolis 1883; with Plymouth Clothing Co several years as sec and dir 1883-1900 mngr Browning, King & Co Minneapolis 1900-1904; mnfr women’s cloaks, suits, furs etc St Paul 1905 to date. Member Commercial Club St Paul; Masonic fraternity and Shrine. Member Episcopal Diocesan Church Club, pres 2 years.


Archibald Guthrie
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

GUTHRIE Archibald, St Paul. Res 332 Summit av, office 202 Nat Ger Am Bank bldg. R R contractor. Born 1846 in Lanark county Canada, son of James and Margaret (Reid) Guthrie. Married in 1871 to Frances E Wescott. Educated in common schools. Has been engaged for many years as railroad contractor and builder with headquarters in St Paul. Has successfully carried out some of the most pretentious plans of railway building in the northwest. Head of firm of A Guthrie & Co.


Henry G. Haas
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

HAAS, Henry G, St Paul. Res 739 St Peter st, office 457-459 St Peter st. Beef and pork packer. Born in 1848 in Indiana county Pa. Married in 1876 to Jennie E Cramsie. Came to St Paul in 1858 and attended the Sisters and later the Christian Brothers’ College; established firm of Haas Bros been and pork packers 1876; incorporated same as Haas Bros Co 1895. Assemblyman 4 terms; pres of city council 3 terms. Member of Commercial Club, Junior Pioneers and K of C.


John L. Haas
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

HAAS John L, St Paul. Res 730 St Peter st, office 784 Wabasha. Banker. Born April 20, 1877 in St Paul Minn, son of Henry G and Jennie E (Cramsie) Haas. Married in 1902 to Clara M Broderick of Dubuque Ia. Educated in the public, parochial and Cretin High schools of St Paul. Began his business career as clk for H T Quinlan broker for 18 months. Engaged in banking State Bank of St Paul 1896; v pres of same 1904 to date; treas Citizens Savings Bank. Member of K of C, I O F, Sons of Herman and Twin City Bankers Club.


Nicholas Martin Habberstad
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

HABBERSTAD Nicholas Martin, St Paul. Res 299 Stinson st, office 517 N Y Life bldg. Real estate and insurance. Born June 8, 1860 in Norway, son of Nils and Martha (Benson) Habbetstad. Married in 1887 to Sophia Caspara Crist. Educated in the common schools of Norway, St Peter Minn and St Paul. Started in as a newsboy; variously employed until age 17; apprenticed to a machinist; account of ill health abandoned trade and engaged in a country store; later in the livery business at Olivia Minn. Returned to St Pau and engaged in confectionery business. Organized St Paul Excelsior Mnfg Co 1893. Sold out in 1894 and variously employed until 1899. Real estate and insurance 1899 to date.


Joseph M. Hackney
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

HACKNEY Joseph M, St Paul. Res s1523 Hewitt av, office 201 Pioneer Press bldg. Farming lands. Born July 8, 1874 at Antrim Minn, son of William and Catherine( Bradley) Hackney. Married Jennie E Hill. Educated in the public schools of Minn. At Hamline Univ St Paul 1895-99; and in the law dept of the U of M 1902. Sec and gen mngr Hackney-Boynton Land Co, which handled over 1, 200, 000 acres farming land in N D 1901-1904; sec and treas Hackney Land Co; sec Law Mnfg Co. Alderman St Paul 1904-1906; elected to State Senate 1906; trustee Hamline Univ; member St Paul Commercial, Lincoln and Roosevelt clubs; Business Men’s League and St Anthony Park Mnfg Club.


Leslie S. Hackney
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

HACKNEY LESLIE S, St Paul. Res 1619 Wesley av, office 201-204-3 Pioneer Press bldg. Lands. Born Sept 17, 1859 in Edwardsburg Can, son of Willliam and Catherine (Bradley) Hackney. Married Lillian Rold, Preston Minn 1888. Educated in the common schools and entered business early in life. Engaged in the land business 7 years ago and is now probably one of the largest land and cattle owners in the Nortwest. Pres Hackney Land Co; Hackney-Boynton Land Co and Law Mnfg Co, mnfrs of farm implements. Member Commercial Club and St Pau Driving Assn.


Emerson Hadley
Source: Progressive men of Minnesota. Published by The Minneapolis Journal (1897) submitted by Diana Heser Morse

Emerson Hadley, of St. Paul, is an attorney-at-law, practicing his profession in that city. He is the son of Andrew J. Hadley, of Marion, Massachusetts. The family of both his father and mother have resided in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, since early colonial times. The subject of this sketch was born in Marion, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, December 27, 1857. Mr. Hadley enjoyed superior educational advantages, having graduated at Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, in 1876, and from Harvard College in 1881. He attended the Columbia Law School in New York City in 1882 and 1883, and also studied law in the office of Scudder & Carter in that city. He was admitted to practice in the supreme court of New York in May, 1884. In the following October he came to Minnesota and located in St. Paul, where, in 1885, he formed a partnership for the practice of law with Edward G. Rogers, under the firm name of Rogers & Hadley. In 1890 he became a member of the law firm of Lusk, Bunn & Hadley. This firm continued until 1893, when Judge Lusk retired. The firm of Lusk, Bunn & Hadley were general solicitors for the Chicago Great Western Railway Company, and the St. Paul & Duluth Railroad Company. Bunn & Hadley, as partners, continued as general solicitors for the St. Paul & Duluth Railroad Company until 1895, when Mr. Bunn withdrew to become the general solicitor of the receivers of the Northern Pacific Railroad Company. Mr. Hadley then formed a partnership with James D. Armstrong, under the firm name of Hadley & Armstrong. This firm are general solicitors for the St. Paul & Duluth Railroad Company, and do a general law business. Mr. Hadley is a member of the House of Hope Presbyterian Church in St. Paul, and one of its trustees, and is held in high esteem by the people of that city. He was married September 15, 1887, to Mary M. Luce, of Marion, Massachusetts. They have one child, Louise D., born June 16, 1892.

Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

HADLEY EMERSON, St Paul. Res 123 Farrington av, office Northern Pacific Railway bldg. Lawyer. Born Dec 27, 1857 in Marion Mass, son of Andrew J and Louisa (Brett) Hadley. Graduated from Phillips Academy Andover Mass 1876; Harvard College 1881 and attended Columbia College Law School 1882-83; was admitted to the bar in N Y State 1884; came to St Paul in Nov of the same year; entered into partnership with Edward G Rogers as Rogers & Hadley 1885-90; Lusk, Bunn & Hadley 1890-93; Bunn & Hadley 1893-95; Hadley & Armstrong 1895-1900; since which time he has been the asst gen counsel of the Northern Pacific Ry Co. Member of Minn, and Town and Country clubs St Paul and the Society of Colonial Wars.


Henry J. Hadlich
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

HADLICH Henry J, St Paul. Res Supt delivery P O. Born in Liepzig Germany July 10, 1871, son of Christian M and Nanny Hadlich. Married Minnie rost in San Francisco Cal Aug 12, 1902. Educated in the public schools of Leipzig Germany and St Paul Central High School. Removed to St Paul with his parents direct from Germany in 1882 and while attending school in 1884 sold newspapers; afterward learned printing trade; entered St Paul P O as messenger July 7, 1887 and was appointed clk Sept 18, 1887l asst supt of del Feb 14, 1896; supt of del July 1, 1899 which appointment he still holds. Member of the Commercial Club of St Paul.


Edward Albert Holmer Haenck
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

HAENCK Edward Albert Holmer, St Paul. Office 417-419 Bradley bldg. Civil engineer and surveyor. Born April 16, 1845 in Harbleck, Schleswig-Holstein Germany, son of Bay August and Anna (Alberts) Haenck. Attended public school at Oldensworth; private school st Schwabstedt; college at Rendsburg; univ at Kiel; artillery and engineering school at Berlin. Served in german army during Danish-Austrian -French War; came to the US 1871; employed by Milwaukee Construction Co as surveyor 1871-72; city engineer La Cross Wis 1872; county surveyor of Ramsey county Minn 1872-73; practiced as civil engineer and surveyor St Paul 1873 to date. Has military medal of honor 1864; cross of Koenig-graetz medal of French War; member Deutscher Krieger Verein St Paul.


Nels O. Hage
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

HAGE Nels O, St Paul. Res 876 Payne av, office 878 Payne av. Real estate. Born Sept 14, 1867 in Sweden. Removed to Minn 1888. Engaged in real estate business 1900 making a specialty of E St Paul property. Member of Real Estate Exchange; organizer of E Side Commercial Club.


David Avery Haggard
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

HAGGARD David Avery, Bald Eagle Lake. Office Globe bldg St Paul. Lawyer. Born June 9, 1870 in Winchester Ill, son of Dr James R and Frances H (Avery) Haggard. Graduated Univ of Nebraska B Sc 1891; LL B 1893. Editor for West Publishing Co 1898-1901. Member Donnelly & Haggard lawyers St Paul 1905; instructor St Paul College of Law. Member Phi Delta Theta college fraternity.


Clarence Wells Halbert
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

HALBERT Clarence Wells, St Paul. Res 19 Floral av, office Dispatch bldg. Lawyer. Born Aug 31, 1874 in Binghamton N Y, son of Edwin G and Nancy Melvina (Tyler) Halbert. Educated in St Paul High School 1891, Yale College 1895, Yale Law School 1897. After graduating from law school engaged in the advertising business for several years and then returned to St Paul and entered the office of Davis, Kellogg & Severance. Began practice alone in 1900 then formed the partnership with Hugh T Halbert under the name of Halbert & Halbert. Is trustee and sec of the St Paul College of Law. Member of the Roosevelt Rep and Town and Country clubs.


Hugh T. Halbert
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

HALBERT Hugh T, St Paul. Res 19 Floral av, office Dispatch bldg. Lawyer. Born Jan 16, 1873 at Binghamton N Y, son of Edwin G and Nancy Melvina (Tyler) Halbert. Graduated from St Paul High School 1891; Yale College (academic) 1895; Yale Law School 1897. Admitted to the br 1898. In law office of Munn & Thygeson lawyers St Pau 1898-1902; senior member of Halbert & Halbert lawyers 1902 to date. Member Town and Country Club and Roosevelt Republican Club St Paul; pres latter 1904-1906, 1907-1908; member Minn Boat and St Paul German clubs; and Yale Alumni Assn. Pres Minn Stte and St Paul City Tennis assns; sec Citizens League. Member Ramsey County, Minn and American Bar assns.


John A. Hale
Source: Compendium of History and Biography of North Dakota, Publ. 1900. Transcribed by Janice Louie

JOHN A. HALE. This gentleman is one of the extensive agriculturists and stock raisers of township 147, range 66, in Foster county, and has been identified with the farming interests of that locality from its early settlement. He has a well-improved estate, and is held in high esteem as an energetic and worthy citizen. A portrait of Mr. Hale will be found on another page.
Our subject was born on a farm near Whitehall, Trempealeau county, Wisconsin, February 8, 1864. His father, George H. Hale, was born in Connecticut, as were also his ancestors for two hundred years. The family originally came from Wales. The father of our subject was a farmer by occupation and served as a soldier of the Civil War, while the mother bore the maiden name of Alina C. Wegner. She was born in Germany and came to America when about seven years of age.
Our subject is the elder of two children, and was raised on the farm and attended the country school and assisted with the farm work. He removed with his parents to St. Paul, Minnesota, when about fourteen years of age, and there attended the city schools, removed with the family to North Dakota in the spring of 1882. They lived in Jamestown one summer and then went to Carrington in 1883, and the father took land in the fall of that year and moved thereon, and until 1887 our subject was associated with him in farming, and then worked for others about two years before he began farming for himself. He took land in section 21, township 147, range 66, and raised his first crop in 1889. He now has a farm of eight hundred acres, with seven hundred under cultivation, and has a complete set of good buildings thereon. His machinery includes a twenty-five-horse-power steam threshing rig, and he has followed grain farming most extensively, but of late is interested in cattle raising. In 1891 and 1895 his farm yielded well and he has made a success of grain farming.
Our subject was married in the fall of 1891, to Miss Addie B. Pease, who was born in Dane county, Wisconsin. Her father, Elijah D. Pease, was a native of New York state, and was a farmer by occupation. Three children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Hale, as follows: Ruth, born July 7, 1893; Harry, born December 1, 1894, and Leslie, born January 20, 1896. Mr. Hale is well known throughout his community, and was assessor in the third district in 1896 and 1897. He holds membership in the Ancient Order of United Workmen, and politically is associated with the Republican party.


Alexander Ritchie Hall
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

HALL Alexander Ritchie, St Paul. Res 682 Carroll st, office 218 Moore bldg. Physician. Born April 25, 1874 at Washington Ontario Can, son of Thomas and Agnes (Robson) Hall. Attended common and high school at Washington; St Catherine’s and Woodstock Collegiate Institutes Ontario; graduated from McGill Univ Montreal Can, M D C R 1900; London Eng, M R C S and L R C P 1902. Member Ramsey County and Minn State Medical societies; Delta Upsilon and Mi Sigma Mi college fraternities; Masonic order.


Lee Hall
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

HALL Lee, St Paul. Res 991 St Clair st, office 314 Pioneer Press bldg. Real estate. Born July 24, 1863, New Orleans La, son of O E and Emily (Mudge) Hall. Married June 1, 1884 to Alice St Germain. Educated Governers New Orleans 1870-71; public school 1872-73; public school Highland Ill 1874; Shattuck Military Academy Faribault Minn 1875-76; public school St Louis Mo 1877-78. Employed with Samuel Cupples Woodenware Co St Louis 1878-83; removed to St Paul 183 and assumed charge of stock dept of the St Paul branch of same firm known as Colbert, Hill l& Co; employed by Draper & Co St Paul 1886-91; then engaged in real estate, mortgage loan and insurance business. Ex-member Mo N G; member and dir Commercial Club; ex-sec and dir Real Estate Exchange St Paul.


Oscar Hallam
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

HALLAM Oscar, St Paul. Res 743 Goodrich av, office 64 Court House. Judge of dist court 2d Dist Minn. Born Oct 19, 1865 at Linden Wis, son of Joseph and Mary (Wood) Hallam. Educated in the Wisconsin district schools Dodgeville Wis High School and Univ of Wis graduating in the classical course with honors 1887 and from the College of Law of same 1889. Instructor in College of Law St Paul. Member Commercial and Minnesota clubs, St Paul; member local, state and national bar assns.


Hugh Martin Halsted
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

HALSTED Hugh Martin, St Paul. Res 899 Raymond av, office St Paul. Whol lumber. Born Dec 19, 1880 in Sheboygan Wis, son of David Wisner and Bertha Kathryn (Balzer) Halsted. Educated in the public schools of Sheboygan; high school St Paul and law dept U of M. Engaged in whol lumber business under firm name of Halsted & Booraem 1906 to date.


Conde Hamlin
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

HAMLIN Conde, St Paul, Res 24 S St Albans st. office The Pioneer Press. Journalist. Born in 1863 in Glenville N Y, son of D H and Catherine (Conde) Hamlin. Educated at Winona High School and Union College A B 1883; A M 1886; Wis State Law School LL B 1888. V pres and gen mngr Pioneer Press Co St Paul; dir Security Trust Co St Paul. Ex-pres St Paul Commercial Club; chairman State Republican Committee 1904-1905.


William Hamm
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

HAMM William, St Paul. Res 671 Cable av, office 681 E Minnehaha. Brewer. Married in 1893 to Marie Scheffer. Succeeded his father as head of the Theodore Hamm Brewing Co in the early ‘80’s and has the largest single industry in St Paul. Prominently identified with public affairs; has been especially active on the park commission in improvement of St Paul’s park system; v pres of the Auditorium Board, appointed by the mayor to control the affairs of the Auditorium.


Frederick O. Hammer
Source: Progressive men of Minnesota. (Shutter, Marion Daniel, 1853-ed.) Minneapolis, The Minneapolis Journal (1897) Submitted by Diana Heser Morse

Minnesota has among her citizens none of whom she has more reason to be proud than of the study and thrifty Teutonic race, who have done much to build up her present prosperity. Jacob Hammer, the father of he subject of this sketch, was a saddler and harnessmaker in Germany, in moderate circumstance. He came to this country in 1849, settling at St. Paul in 1856. Frederick O. was born at St. Paul August 11, 1865. He had only the benefit of a common school education in the public schools of St. Paul, and later a course at a commercial college. He started in business early in life as register clerk in the postoffice at St. Paul, and later he entered the insurance business, and was for six years the assistant secretary of the Hail and Storm Insurance Company of Minnesota. He then became attached successively to the Capitol Buildings Society, the Minnesota Saving & Loan Society and the Germania Loan & Building Association, acting in the capacity of secretary of all three concerns. In 1881 he became associated with Congressman A. R. Kiefer and has been ever since directly and indirectly connected with him in various institutions and enterprises. Mr. Hammer also has charge of a number of estates, having nearly half million dollars under his care. Mr. Hammer is a Republican in politics, and a member of the St. Paul Commercial Club; Junior Pioneer Association, of Ramsey County, Minn,; St. Paul Lodge No. 3, A. F. & A. M.; Summit Chapter, No. 45, R. A. M.; Minnesota Consistory, A. & A. S. Rite, No. 1; Osman Temple, A. A. O. N. M. S., and Champion Lodge No. 13, K. of P. He was married April 10, 1890, to Lavanche I. Barnum, of Loomis, Nebraska. They have one child, Rhea Pauline.

Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

HAMMER Frederick O, St Paul. Res 675 Iglehart St, office 436 Sibley st. Mining operator. Born Aug 11, 1865 in St Paul Minn, son of Jacob and Mary (Sausen) Hammer. Married April 10, 1890 to La Vanche I Barnum. Educated in the public and private schools and business college St Paul; gradated 1882. Asst sec Hail & Storm Ins Co 1882-88; sec building and loans assns 1889-99; sec to the mayor of St Paul 1898-99; member and pres Board of Public Works St Paul 1900-1901; sec and treas of the paragon Mining & Mnfg Co; sec of the Chicago-London Mining Co; dir Dr G P Sandberg Co. Member of the Masonic fraternity, B P O E, K of P and Junior Pioneer Assn.


James G. Hammond
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

HAMMOND James G, St Paul. Res 327 Prior av Merriam Pk. Office 412 Endicott Arcade. Lands. Born Sept 23, 1854 at Ottumwa Ia, son of William H and Eliza (Baker) Hammond. Married Dec 6, 1877 to Clara Graham. Attended public schools at Ottumwa Ia; Wesleyan Univ Mt Pleasant Ia 1871-74. Member Kramer & Hammond merchants New Sharon Ia 1876-86; pres New Sharon State Bank 1886 to date; pres Oskaloosa Savings Bank 1890-99; Hammond-Forsyth Banking Co Corinne Utah 1899-1901; came to St Paul 1902. Pres Dakota-Manitoba land Co; Mexico Land Co; v pres Bear River Land Co; sec Economy Coal Co; dir Hammond Cattle Co; member Hammond & Dodson lands. Member Commercial Club St Paul.


Walter A. Hammond
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

HAMMOND Walter A, St Paul. Res 1507 Selby av, office 511 Manhattan bldg. Real estate and loans. Born Dec 7, 1853 in Ann Arbor Mich, son of A and Lusanna (Haggerty) Hammond. Marreid in 1882 to Ida E Kellogg. Educated in public schools Ypsilanti Mich. First engaged in employ of Mich Central R R until 1880; in mnfg and whol paper business Jackson Mich 1880-85; located in Brainer Minn and employed as engineer N P Ry 1886-93; asst commissioner of labor 1893-98; engaged in real estate business 1898-1900 and 1904 to date. Member Lincoln Club.


William Collins Handy
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

HANDY William Collins, St Paul. Res 183 Goodrich av. Office Pioneer Press. Journalist. Born April 19, 1860 at Canton Miss, son of William Collins and Marie Preston (Breckinridge) Handy. Educated in grammar and high schools at Schoharie NY, collegiate institute at Fort Plain Y and in German univs. Taught school in Maryland 1879-82; practiced law in Maryland 1882-87. Member of real estate firm of Handy & Handy St Paul 1887-90; reporter on Pioneer Press St Paul 1890; asst city editor 1895; city editor Dec 1895; managing editor 1901 to date.


Hugo O. Hanft
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

HANFT Hugo O, St Paul. Res 69 The Buckingham, office Court House. Lawyer. Born Dec 16, 1871 in St Peter Minn, son of Oscar H and Anna (Engelke) Hanft. Educated in the common and high schools of New Ulm Minn; Germa-American Teachers’ Seminary Milwaukee Wis; law dept U of M, LL B 1896, LL M 1897. Prin of Peru Ill High School 4 years; asst county atty for Ramsey county 1900-1906; then elected judge municipal court. Enlisted in the 13th Minn Vol Inf as private and was discharged as bat adj after service in the Philippines.


Joseph Hanggi
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

HANGGI Joseph, St Paul. Res 225 Sherburne av, office 694 Oakland av. Manufacturer. Born Dec 15, 1872 in St Paul Minn, son of Joseph and Christine K (Erling) Hanggi. Educated in the Assumption and Cretin parish schools 1879-87. Entered the employ of the St Paul Furn Co then conducted by Hanggi, Cady & Medicke 1887 and remained with same until its dissolution 1905 when he engaged in business for himself under the firm name of Joseph Hanggi & Co mnfrs of bank, store and office furniture.


Jule M. Hannaford
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

HANNAFORD Jule M, St Paul. Res 405 Portland av, office N P bldg. Railroad official. Born Nov 19, 1850 at Claremont N H, son of Eli R and Pauline A (Jewett) Hannaford. Educated in the public schools of St Albans Vt. Clk in frt office Vt Cent Ry at St Albans; chief clk gen frt office N P Ry 1872-79; asst gen pass and frt agt 1879-81; gen frt agt (Eastern div) 1881-83; asst supt frt traffic 1883-84; gen frt agt main line and branches 1884-86; traffic mngr 1886-90; gen traffic mngr 1890-99; also gen traffic mngr Wis Cent lines during least to N P 1890-93; 3d v pres N P 1899-1902; 2d v pres 1902-1906; v pres and gen supt N P Exp Co; dir Merchants Nat Bank; pres Nor exp Co; dir N W Trust Co; turstee State Savings Bank. Member Minn Club St Paul. Moved to Brainerd 1872; to St Paul 1873.


John Abram Hanson
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

HANSON John Abram, St Paul. Res 28 W 10th, office 251 Endicott bldg. Insurance. Born Feb 12, 1869 in Rushford Minn, son of Abram K and Elizabeth Helen (Davies) Hanson. Educated in public schools Rushford Minn. Engaged in insurance business St Paul 1892 to date; member 1st Regt M N G 1894-97; member Commercial Club. Masonic fraternity, Knights Templar and Shrine.


William Adams Hardenbergh
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

HARDENBERGH William Adams, St Paul. Res White Bear Lake, office 23225 E 8th st. Merchant. Born in Cleveland O March 9, 1862, son of P R L and Charlotte (Adams) Hardenbergh. Educated in the Brayton Preparatory School Painesville O and later in the Univ of Notre Dame Notre Dame Ind. Has been engaged in the whol leather and saddlery business since 1880 with the firm P R L Hardenberg & Co established 1872 and is now pres of that company. Dir of the Capital Nat Bank; pres of the Whol Saddlery Assn of the U S 1898-1900: member of the Minn and Town and Country clubs.


John C. Hardy
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

HARDY John C, St Paul. Res 210 N Smith av, office 4 Globe bldg. Sec-treas St Paul Lake Ice Co. born in 1868 in St Paul, son of Nicholas and Elizabeth (Schindler) Hardy. Married to Catherine I Roach. Educated in public schools and St John’s Univ Collegeville Minn. Engaged for 6 years in sheriff’s office St Paul; engaged in the ice business and has been in same to date, the present firm being the outgrowth of the firm of Selby, Harris & Norton and later St Paul Ice Co. Served in State Senate 1901 and 1903; member M N G 15 years; member governor’s staff.


Harold Harris
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

HARRIS Harold, St Paul. Res 731 Osceola av, office 209 German-American Nat Bank bldg. Lawyer. Born Nov 21, 1857 in Pierce county Wis, son of Gilbert and Anna (Gunderson) Harris. Received his education at country schools and State Normal School at River Falls Wis, graduating in 1882. Entered Univ of Wis and graduated B S 1886; law course B L 1889. Has been engaged in practice for 16 years in St Paul making a specialty of real estate law. Sec of Park Region Land Co and dir Wis Blue Grass Land Co; v pre Polk County Land & Imp Co; sec Truant Gold and Silver Co Helena Mont and member of the firm of E E Sutton & Co.. Member Commercial Club of St Paul and I O O F.


Philip S. Harris
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

HARRIS Philip S, St Paul. Res 117 W College av. Retired. Born Oct 6, 1834 in Harrisburg Pa. Educated in Harrisburg. Engaged in mercantile business until1867; moved to St Paul and engaged as private sec to pres of Lake Superior and Mississippi R R Co (now part of N P Ry); land comnr for same road 1870-80; sec and treas of same company re-organized as St Paul & Duluth R R Co 1881-90; retired since 1890. Member Masonic fraternity, 32d degree.


Charles George Hartin
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

HARTIN Charles George, St Paul. Res 305 Dayton av, office 114 E 4th. Merchant. Born March 15, 1864 in Canterbury N B, son of Rev Thomas and Mary Ellen (Garden) Hartin. Married June 12, 1901 to Grace S Sanborn, daughter of Judge Walter H Sanborn. Educated in the common schools of Canterbury. Moved to Minneapolis and was in the employ of Chase & Miller loggers 1885-88; bkpr Pioneer Fuel Co Minneapolis 1888-1901; mngr Pioneer Fuel Co St Paul office 1891-1903; pres Ohio Coal Co, successors to Pioneer Fuel Co 1903-1905. Organized Hartin Coal Co of which he is pres, treas and dir. Member of Commercial and Minnesota clubs; Masonic fraternity; B P O E and Royal Arcanum.


John Boon Hartsinck
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

HARTSINCK John Boon, St Paul. Res 586 Portland av, office 808 Globe bldg. Real estate and loans. Born Feb 13, 1851 in Amsterdam Holland son of Martin S and Marie A (Boon) Hartsinck. Married Sept 14, 1876 to Henrietta Yssel de Schepper. Educated in the high schools of Amsterdam Holland and Duisburg Germany. Engaged in the brokerage business in Amsterdam 1875-82; moved to U S 1883 and was variously employed by the Canadian pacific Railway Co and the Qu’Appelle Valley FarmingCo in Canada; in employ of the Netherlands American Land co 1875; made gen agt for same 1889. Member of the firm Knuppe & Hartsinck gen agts for the U S and Canada. Netherlands American Land Co.


Frank Haskell
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

HASKELL Frank, St Paul. Res 162 W George st, office 512 Globe bldg. Lawyer. Born Oct 20, 1878 in St Paul, son of Franklin L and Adele (Raymond) Haskell. Educated in St Paul public schools; graduated from lhigh school 1897; attended U of M; graduated from St Paul College of law 1903. Private and corporal Company E 13th Minnesota Inf in Philippines; dep clk Ramsey county district court 1900-1903; sec campaign committee 1904; member state legislature 1904-1905. Member Camp Carleton Army of Philippines; Gopher Tribe Redmen; Roosevelt and Lincoln clubs.


Andrew D. Haslett
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

HASLETT Andrew D, St Paul. Res 681 Selby av. Retired. Born Feb 6, 1824 in Danville Pa, son of John and Leticia (Dunlap) Haslett. Married 1848 to Mary P Walter. Educated in country schools; and academy Doylestown Pa. Engaged in dry goods business Philadelphia 1847; whol cloths 1848; moved to St Paul and engaged in same business 1855094, when he retired from active business. Served in 7th Regt Pa Vol Inf during Civil War.


William Bacon Hastings
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

HASTINGS William Bacon, St Paul. Res 298 Nelson av, office 244 E 4th st. Manufacturer. Born Aug 1, 1857 in Ogdensburg N Y, son of John W and Fannie Amelia (Bacon) Hastings. Married March 13, 1900 to Sarah M Barrett. Educated in a privatge school of Ogdensburg N Y and Cambridge (Mass) High School. In dry goods trade with father at Ogdensburg 1875-82; charge of business 1882; controlled business 1883; sold out after father’s death 1885; traveled 9 months for Barrett & Barrett Chicago; opened St Paul house for them as sec and mngr, owning one-third of stock 1888; bought their interest 1903; mnfrs and jobbers of ciders, vinegars, glassware, etc. Member Masonic fraternity; K T and Shrine.


Alexander James Deryshire Haupt
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

HAUPT Alexander James Deryshire, St Paul. Res 175 Iglehart st. Minister of the Gospel. Born June 1, 1859 in Greenfield Mass, son of Gen Herman and Ann Cecelia (Keller) Haupt. Married Ida L Boyer of Reading pa. Attended public schools in Philadelphia; gradated from high school B A “distinguished” 1878; also received a principal’s certificate from Board of Education; graduated form Univ of Pa B A 1882; degree of M A from high school 1883; while at the university read theology and in 1884 graduated from the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. Ordained to the ministry in 1884; served as private tutor in Univ of Pa 1880-82; was one of the pioneer English Lutheran missionaries northwest of Chicago; built 6 churches and chapels in St Paul. Member and ex-pres Ramsey County Bible and City Mission Society; chairman rescue committee Christian Citizens League 1895; appointed by mayor of St Paul delegate to Western Conference of Charities at Omaha 1898; ex-pres and 10 years see N W Alumni Assn Univ of Pa; sec Ramsey County Famine fund Committee for Scandanavia Feb-May 1903; Congress Washington D C and Philadelphia Pa 1906; dir St Paul Society for Relief of Poor; one of the founders and president 1904-1906 English Evangelical Lutheran Synod of the Northwest; member National Conference of Charities; since ordination, pastor of the Memorial English Evangelical Lutheran Church of St Paul.


Charles Clarence Haupt
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

HAUPT Charles Clarence, St Paul. Res 676 Summit av, office Federal bldg. Public official. Born Jan 14, 1854 in Wilkes-Barre Pa, son of Barnett and Rosina Haupt. Removed to White Pigeon Mich in childhood; attended common schools there; Univ of Mich. Franklin-Marshall College pa law dept; completed law studied in an office. Admitted to practice in Michigan 1878; practiced at Corunna Mich 1878-83; Wilmar Minn 1883-84; Fergus Falls Minn 1884-1901; member Haupt & Field lawyers St Paul 1901 to date. County atty Otter Tail county Minn 1898-1900; U S dist atty for Minn 1902 to date. Member Masonic order.


George Henry Hazzard
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Glenda Stevens

HAZZARD George Henry, St. Paul. Res 146 W Central av. office 664 Gilfillan blk. Real estate and care of property. Born Dec 5, 1846 in Delaware, son of Henry O and Elizabeth H Hazzard. Married Oct 14, 1867 to Hannah E Hoyt. Educated by very limited schooling and extensive practical experience. Bellboy Sawyer House Stillwater 1861; cabin and mail boy steamers H S Allen, Enterprise, Hastings and Prescott 1862; bellboy Merchants Hotel 1862; clerk on Mississippi river 1864-67; general agent for railroads 1874-82; originator of and promoter Interstate Park at the Dalles of the St Croix 1895. Messenger in House of Representatives 1865; county comnr Ramsey county 3 years; town clk Rosetown, Ramsey county. Delegate to general conference M E Church 1888; dir Y M C A for years; member State Sunday School Board; sec Minn Territorial Pioneers; honorary member and pres “1849 St Croix Valley Old Settlers;” member Republican Club; Good Templars; Chamber of Commerce; twice pres St Paul Real Estate Board; pres Hamline Citizens Union.


Albert Cheney Heath
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Glenda Stevens

HEATH Albert Cheney, St Paul. Res 516 Portland av, office 250 Lowry Arcade. Physician and Surgeon (R). Born Nov 10, 1868 in Auburn Me, son of Albert Hayford and Lucy Jane (Simonds) Heath. Educated in Dartmouth College A B 1891; Friends Academy New Bedford Mass 1887; U of M M D 1894; house surgeon to St Paul City Hospital 1895; post-graduate study in Heidelberg, Freiburg, London, Paris and Edinburgh 1904-1905. Member Ramsey County and Minn State Medical societies; American Medical Assn and Minn Academy of Medicine. Laryngologist and otologist of Northern Pacific Ry Co. Member Minnesota, and Town and Country clubs St Paul.


Patrick Richard Heffron
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Glenda Stevens

HEFFRON Patrick Richard, St Paul. Res St Paul Seminary. Minister of religion. Born New York City in 1862, son of Patrick and Margaret (O’Brien) Heffron. Attended public schools New York City 3 years; Ripon Wis 4 years; Rochester Minn 5 years; graduated from Mantorville (Minn) High School 1877; St John’s (Minn) Univ M Accts; licentiate in theology Grand Seminary Montreal Can; Doctor of Canon Law 1889 Roman Univ Rome Italy; Doctor of Theology Minerva Univ Rome Italy 1889. Pastor of the cathedral St Paul 1890-96; rector and pres Paul Seminary since 1896.


Moritz Heim
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Glenda Stevens

HEIM Moritz, St Paul. Res 548 Dayton av, office 47 E 6th st. Lawyer. Born 1886 in Bohemia. Has been engaged in general practice of law in the state and federal courts since 1889, making a specialty of practice among the natives of Behemia and southern Austria and working men, farmers and coutry merchants.


Theodor Henninger
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Glenda Stevens

HENNINGER Theodor, St Paul. Res 371 Smith av, office 212 Manhattan bldg. Real estate and insurance. Born Sept 11, 1840 in Tauberbischofsheim, Baden, Germany, son of Adam and Margaretha (Mittnacht) Henninger. Married Oct 11, 1865 to Bertha Kuester. Educated in the public schools of Germany, Buffalo N Y and Cincinnati O. Came to the U S in 1850 and to St. Paul in 1867. Enlisted in the U S Vol army Aug 14, 1861 as member of the band of the 11th Ind Vol Inf at Indianapolis, was in battles of Ft Henry, Ft Donelson and Shiloh. Was practical printer from 1854-86, except during time of war service; became member of old Great Western Band 1867. Choir dir St Paul Cathedral, Liederkranz and Germania Singing societies St Paul.


Frank H. Henry
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Glenda Stevens

HENRY, Frank H, St Paul. Res 4 The Binder, office 225-231 E 4th st. Merchant. Born Feb 25, 1871 in St Paul Minn, son of Constantine Henry. Educated in the public schools and graduated from high school St Paul 1888. In employ of Foot, Schulze & Co whol shoes 1888-1904; now v pres French, Finch & Henry jobbers of boots and shoes established 1882. Member Commercial Club.


Gilbert Henry
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Glenda Stevens

HENRY Gilbert, St Paul. Res 722 E 5th st, office 225-231 E 4th st. Merchant. Born July 4, 1879 in St Paul. Educated in public schools St Paul and graduated from law dept U of M 1901. Practiced his profession in office of How, Taylor & Mitchell for several years; now sec and treas French, Finch & Henry whol boots and shoes. Member Commercial Club.


Joseph C. Henry
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Glenda Stevens

HENRY Joseph C, St Paul. Res 1895 Iglehart st, office 268 E 4th st. Merchant. Born July 2, 1856 in Lockerbie Scotland, son of George and Jane (Jackson) Henry. Married Maggie Sutherland at Madison Wis 1883. Educated in the public schools of Scotland. Removed to U S 1878; employed by Frank & Ramsey hardware Madison Wis 1878-80; with Strong, Hackett & Co wholesale hardware St Paul from 1880 and became member of the firm when it was incorporated as the C H Hackett Hardware Co; now Hackett, Walther, Cates Hardware Co, of which he is sec. Knight Templar and Shriner.


Rabbi Emanuel L. Hess
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Glenda Stevens

HESS Rabbi Emanuel L, St Paul. (Died 1907). Born 1845 in Meerholz Hesse-Cassel, son of David and Emilie (Stern) Hess. Married in 1867 to Etka Bernstein. Attended Prof Milot’s Eclectic School Gelnhausen; Hanau Gymnasium and Marburg Univ; pursued rabbinical studies under Rabbi Sondheim at Geluhausen; Rabbis Felstein and Grevenau, Hanau; and Rabbis Hirsch, Stein and Dessau at Frankfurt-on-the-Main. Removed to the U S 1864 and taught school at Baltimore and St Louis until 1870; occupied reformed pulpit Kansas City 1870-73; rabbi at Shreveport La 1873-88; same St Paul 1888-99; retired from the pulpit owing to ill health. Author of various school books and is frequently heard in pulpits and rostrums. Member of the B’nai B’rith; Free Sons of Israel; Masonic fraternity; United Foresters; Knights of Honor.


Sherman S. Hesselgrave
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Glenda Stevens

HESSELGRAVE Sherman S, St Paul. Res 1009 Lincoln av, office Endicott Arcade. Physician (R) and surgeon. Born Jan 18, 1872 in Sibley county Minn, son of Robert V and Amanda (Livingston) Hesselgrave. Graduated from high school St Paul 1891; medical dept U of M 1894. Has practiced medicine and surgery in St Paul 1894 to date; surgery specialty. Deputy coroner Ramsey county 1896-1900. Member Ramsey County and Minnesota State Medical societies and American Medical assn; Commercial Club St Paul.


Albert E. Heydemann
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Glenda Stevens

HEYDEMANN Albert E, St Paul. Res 553 Ashland av, office 813 N Y Life bldg. Real estate and investments. Born May 24, 1857 in Stettin Germany, son of Prof D Albert and Clara (Benda) Heydemann. Married Dec 7, 1885 to M P Hamilton. Educated at college in Germany. Came to U S in 1881; engaged in office of an importing and exporting firm in New York 1881-91; moved to St Paul 1891 and has since been engaged in the real estate business.


James R. Hickey
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Glenda Stevens

HICKEY James R, St Paul. Res 495 Summit av, office 400 Nat’l Ger Am Bank bldg. Lawyer. Born July 26, 1877 in Scott county Minn, son of James and Catherine (Roach) Hickey. Educated in the public schools of Graceville Minn; Northern Univ of Ind; U of M; graduating with degree of LL B; studied law in the office of Lewis & Hallam. Practiced alone 1895 to date. Member of Minnesota Legislature 1900-1904; chairman of Ramsey county delegation 2 terms; Democratic candidate for speaker of the House 1900-1902; chairman of Capitol Investigation Committee, entrusted with the passage of the Capitol Bill appropriating $1,500,00; v pres Law Alumni Assn U of M; member Ramsey County and State Bar assns; Commercial Club St Paul and B P O E.


Chester Goss Higbee
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Glenda Stevens

HIGBEE Chester Goss, St Paul. Res 2 Seville Flats, office 206 Dispatch bldg. Physician (H) and surgeon. Born Aug 5, 1835 in Pike, Wyoming county N Y, son of Enos J and Lucy M Higbee. Attended public schools in New York; Fort Atkinson, Fox Lake and River Falls Wis academies; graduated from Hahnemann Medical College Chicago 1866; College Physicians and Surgeons St Louis 1869; studied in Europe in 1881 and a year in 1889-90. Practiced as a homeopath 1870 to date; organized the first homeopathic society in St Paul 1870; consulting surgeon for Minn Soldiers’ Home many years; member of first board of pension examiners; member American Institute of Homeopathy; v pres 1889; twice pres State Medical Society; pres Cobb Hospital; first pres Washington State Homeopathic Society. Served in 12th Wis Vol Inf 1861-65 from private to capt. 32d degree Mason; member Sons American Revolution; present commander Loyal Legion of Minn.


Roscoe B. Higbee
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Glenda Stevens

HIGBEE Roscoe B, St Paul. Res The Gibson, office 508-511 Germania Life Bldg. Mining. Born April 18, 1878 in Arcadia Wis, son of Edward C and Ella M (Bacon) Higbee. Attended school in La Crosse Wis. In advertising business 1898-99; then engaged in mining business and is now conducting the largest individual mining brokerage business in St Paul. Served in Spanish-American War private to hospital steward. Member Commercial and Roosevelt Republican clubs St Paul; Masonic order.


James J. Hill
Source: Progressive men of Minnesota. (Shutter, Marion Daniel, 1853-ed.) Minneapolis, The Minneapolis Journal (1897) transcribed by Vicki Bryan

James J. Hill, president of the Great Northern Railroad, was a fanner's boy, born September 16, 1838, near Guelph, in Ontario, where his grandfather was one of the earliest settlers and made his home on the Canada Company's lands in 1826. James attended Rockwood Academy, a Quaker school, near his home, from his seventh to his fifteenth year, acquiring a good knowledge of mathematics and a fair start in Latin. About this time his father died and he left home to make his own way in the world, for two years he was clerk in a mercantile house and then, in 1856, he left Canada to take advantage of the larger opportunities offered to young men in the United States. In July he arrived in St. Paul, then a town of about six thousand inhabitants. That was the day of the river steamboat and the river bank was the center of activity. He secured employment with J. W. Bass & Co. agents of the Dubuque and St. Paul Packet Company as a shipping clerk. This firm was succeeded by Bronson. Lewis & White, for whom young Hill served as shipping clerk for three years. He was subsequently one year with Temple & Beaupre, and four years with Borup & Champlin, agents for the Galena Packing Company and the Davidson line. At the outbreak of the rebellion Mr. Hill assisted in raising a cavalry company for the war, but it was not accepted and Mr. Hill, disappointed in his military aspirations, went back to his river position. In 1865 he took the agency of the Northwestern Packet Company and continued in that capacity until 1867. From 1867 to 1869 he was engaged in general transportation and fuel business and was the agent and consignee of the St. Paul & Pacific Railroad. In 1869 he formed a partnership, known as Hill, Briggs & Co., for the carrying on of the fuel business and also the transportation business. It was this firm which brought the first coal to St. Paul. This firm for the first time opened regular and direct communication between St. Paul and Fort Gary, now Winnipeg. In 1871 he consolidated his Red River interests with those previously organized by Norman W. Kittson, agent of the Hudson Bay Company, at St. Paul. The Hudson Bay Company was operating a steamboat line between Moorhead and Winnipeg. This company, of which Donald A. .Smith was chief commissioner, owned some stock in the Kittson Company, and as a result of the consolidation of the companies Mr. Smith became associated with Mr. Hill. In 1873 the St. Paul & Pacific Railroad became embarrassed and defaulted the interest on its bonds. Mr. Hill had watched the development of the Northwest very closely and foresaw the time when a dense population would be spread over the Red River Valley which should be rendered accessible by railroad. When the St. Paul & Pacific went into bankruptcy in 1873. Mr. Hill had not lost his faith in the value of the property and was determined to obtain control of it. It was a splendid dream. but he set about to make it a reality. There were $33,000,000 of principal and interest outstanding of the defaulting bonds of the company, held mostly in Amsterdam, they had become so thoroughly discredited that it was possible to buy them at a low figure. Sir Donald A. Smith, who is now High Commissioner from Canada to Great Britain, was at that time the Chief Executive of the Hudson's Bay Company and was anxious to open up the Canadian Northwest by a railway connecting with the rest of the world. In 1876 negotiations commenced with the Dutch bondholders and in the following year George Stephen, president of the Bank of Montreal, was also interested in the enterprise. The negotiations culminated in February, 1878, in the purchase of nearly all the bonds outstanding. The road was still in the hands of a receiver, but under orders from the circuit court was extended from Melrose to Alexandria, and subsequently to St. Vincent. In May and June, 1879, the mortgages securing the bonds were foreclosed. The property was acquired and a new company, the St. Paul, Minneapolis & Manitoba, was organized with George Stephen as president and Mr. Hill as general manager. He served in this capacity till 1882. He was then made vice president, and in the following year was elected president, which office he has held ever since. While these operations were going on in 1875, in connection with E. N. Saunders, C. W. Griggs and William Rhodes, Mr. Hill organized the Northwestern Intel Company. In 1878 when he had come into virtual possession of the railroad property, he sold his interest. in the fuel company and the Red River Navigation Company. From 1880 to 1882, in connection with his associates, George Stephen and Donald A. Smith, and also with R. B. Angus, Morton, Rose & Co., of London, and other capitalists, Mr. Hill engaged in the organization and construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway, but in 1883 he sold out his interests in the Canadian Pacific enterprise and since that time has devoted his entire attention to the affairs of the St. Paul, Minneapolis & Manitoba Company, more recently designated as the Great Northern. The policy he has pursued has been an aggressive one, and it is under his vigorous management that this magnificent property has been brought to its present proportions, comprising about 4,500 miles, and reaching from Minneapolis and St. Paul to Puget Sound, and from Duluth to Yankton on the Missouri River. With the exception of about 400 miles of the original line, lying within the state of Minnesota, it has been built entirely without the aid of land grants, and with a capitalization in stocks and bonds not to exceed $28,000 per mile. This achievement is without a parallel in the history of other great railroad enterprises in this country. Further than that, since he took control of the company not a dividend has been passed. In connection with his railroad Mr. Hill has established a line of freight and passenger steamers on the lakes, which include among their number the magnificent floating palaces, the "Northwest" and the "Northland," two of the finest steamships ever constructed for any water. These vessels ply between Duluth and Buffalo. While burdened with the responsibilities of these great enterprises, Mr. Hill has also found time to interest himself in other enterprises. One of these, which may possibly be counted as one of his recreations, is the purchase and improvement of his large stock farm, North Oaks, eight miles north of St. Paul, where he has gone extensively into the breeding of fine stock. It was from this farm that he supplied a large number of choice animals free to farmers along the line of his road for the purpose of encouraging the raising of live stock of the best kind. He has also contributed literally to various educational and other philanthropic enterprises, perhaps the most notable instance of his liberality in this respect being his donation of half a million dollars to found a Catholic college in the outskirts of St. Paul. Mr. Hill married early and has a family of nine children, for whom he has provided one of the most stately and elegant homes in the country. He has always been a student, a great reader, and is a man of surprising breadth of culture and information for one who has been so actively engaged in business from his boyhood. His home contains one of the finest collections of works of art owned by any private individual in the country.

Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Glenda Stevens

HILL James J, St Paul. Res 240 Summit av, office Great Northern Ry bldg. Railway official. Born Sept 16, 1838 near Guelph Ont and was reared on a farm. Received his education at Rockwood Academy. Came to Minnesota and worked in steamboat offices from 1856-65; then for the Northwestern Packet Co; organized Hill, Griggs & Co and engaged in transportation business 1869-75 and in 1870 organized Red River Transportation Co; established Northwestern Fuel Co 1875 and sold out in 1878; with Donald Smith (now Lord Strathcona) and George Stephen (now Lord Mt Stephen) and Norman W Kittson, succeeded in carrying on construction work on St Paul & Pacific, in the meantime acquiring the securities of same; in 1879 secured control of St Paul and Pacific R R and reorganized as St Paul, Minneapolis and Manitoba Ry Co; was gen mngr 1879-82; v pres 1881-83; then pres; in 1890 this became a part of the Great Northern System; built Great Northern to Puget Sound, connecting with direct line of steamers to the Orient; in 1893 became pres of the Great Northern System; retired from presidency 1907, and is now chairman of board of directors. Has built 7,000 miles of railroad in 20 years. Promoted Northern Securities Co.


John Creagh Hill
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Glenda Stevens

HILL John Creagh, St Paul. Res 122 Virginia av, office 309 N Y Life bldg. Wholesale lumber. Born Aug 19, 1853 in Cincinnati O, son of Joseph Stacy and Anna (McKinnell) Hill. Married Oct 25, 1888 to Mary W Washington. Educated in public and private schools Cincinnati; civil engineering in Cincinnati 1871-74. Moved to Minnesota 1876; engaged in general office work in Northwest; credit-man Allen Moore & Co St Paul 1886-88; lumber business as John C Hill Lumber Co 1892 to date. Member Masonic fraternity and Commercial Club.


John Fremont Hilscher
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Glenda Stevens

HILSCHER John Fremont, St Paul. Res 1917 Feronia av, office 804 N Y Life bldg. Lawyer. Born Jan 23, 1857 in Bethlehem, Hamilton county Ind, son of Joseph S and Louise (Woland) Hilscher. Educated in the public schools; Lincoln Univ Lincoln Ill 1877-78; Knox College Galesburg Ill 1879-80; admitted to the bar by the supreme court of Ill 1882. Located in Lincoln and practiced his profession until 1885, when he removed to Willmar Minn; moving later to St Paul 1894. V pres Froelich Mnfg Co and dir Iowa-Michigan Land Co. Was delegate to the Nat Republican Convention in 1888. Member Royal Arcanum; A O U W; Knights of Pythias and Masonic orders; was grand chancellor of Minn Knights of Pythias; supreme representative and for several years has been member of the Supreme Tribunal. Member Commercial Club St. Paul.


William Franklin Hint
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Glenda Stevens

HINT William Franklin, St Paul. Res 966 Ashland av, office 916 N Y Life bldg. Lawyer. Born March 6, 1865 in Ohio, son of Henry C and Catherine (Fleckinger) Hint. Educated in the public schools of Miamisburg O 1871-80; Univ of Ohio 1883-87; mechanical engineer 1887; U of M 1894-96; LL B 1895; LL M 1896. Has been engaged in the practice of law since 1895 and associated with Herman Oppenheim since 1903 in general practice. Sec of the Dana Warehouse Co; sec and treas Northland Realty Co. Member Masonic fraternity, K of P; Commercial Club St Paul.


Adolph Hirschman
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Glenda Stevens

HIRSCHMAN Adolph, St Paul. Res 637 Grand av, office and warehouse 162 E 3d and 290-294 Jackson sts. Merchant. Born in Prussia Germany, son of Philip and Mary (Caspari) Hirschman. Married Nov 5, 1876 to Rosa Cohn. Received his education in the public schools of Prussia Germany and removed from there to Savannah Ga in 1876; was engaged there as trav salesman for a whol grocery house until 1882, when he moved to St Paul and established the firm of A Hirschman & Co, composed of himself and son Benjamin M and engaged in the whol liquor business; is also largely interested in the Canista Iron Mines in Stark county Minn.


Engebreth Hagbarth Hobe
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Glenda Stevens

HOBE Engebreth Hagbarth, Bald Eagle Lake. Office N Y Life bldg. St Paul. Lumber and farm lands. Born Feb 27, 1860 in Norway, son of Karen Engebretsen (Lovdal). Married Dec 30, 1886 to Johanne Adolphine Müller. Graduated from Gruner’s Handelsakademie Copenagen Denmark 1880. Started in real estate business 1885; engaged in lumber operations Knox Mills Wis 1896, where he built a railroad; has since conducted operations in various parts of the Northwest. Member of E H Hobe Lumber Co and Ornes, Esswein & Co Minneapolis. Pres Luther Hospital; Knight of the Ordor of Wasa (presented by King Oscar of Sweden 1903); member Minnesota, Commercial and Norden clubs. Colonel on governor’s staff 10 years. Norwegian consul.


Joseph B. Hodgkinson
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Glenda Stevens

HODGKINSON Joseph G, South St Paul. Physician and surgeon (R). Born in 1845 at Aylmer, Ontario Canada, son of Philip and Elizabeth (Springell) Hodgkinson. Married in 1884 to Sadie Cummings. Attended private schools; Cooper Academy Aylmer Ontario; studied medicine in Alymer; attended Detroit Medical College 1879; graduated from old St Paul Medical College St Paul Minn 1886. Treas board pension examining surgeons at Detroit 1880-82; pres board pension examining surgeons at Park Rapids Minn. Soldier in Canadian Volunteers and won Victoria Medal for Service in defense of country. Member Minn State Pharmaceutical Society; Woodmen and I O O F.


W. W. Hodgman
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Glenda Stevens

HODGMAN W W, St Paul. Res 2500 Chicago av, office 326 Endicott bldg. Railroad supplies. Born May 12, 1862 in St Louis Mo, son of Charles and Eliza (Wade) Hodgman. Educated in Kirkwood School and high school St Louis. In employ of Simmons Hdw Co St Louis 1878; Samuel Cupples W W Co 1880; St Louis Sugar Ref Co 1882; Commercial Bank 1883; St Louis Sugar Ref Co 1887; brokerage business in St Paul since 1888. Member Minnesota, Commercial and Lafayette clubs.


Christopher Hoff
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Glenda Stevens

HOFF Christopher, St Paul. Res 213 Aurora av, office 91 Fillmore av. Manufacturer. Born May 26, 1847 in Lillehammer Norway, son of Peter and Christine (Dosen) Hoff. Married May 12, 1870 to Christine Anderson. Educated in common schools Norway and U S. Learned machinist’s trade in Norway; moved to St Paul 1868; foreman St Paul Harvester Works 1873; tool maker Great Northern Shops until 1884; established Lee & Hoff Mnfg Co 1885, inc 1892.


Peder A. Hoff
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Glenda Stevens

HOFF Peder A, St Paul. Res 172 Summit av, office Endicott Arcade. Physician. Born Sept 5, 1874 in St Paul, son of Christopher and Christine (Anderson) Hoff. Attended St Paul public schools; Central High School St Paul 1894; graduated from medical dept U of M 1900; post-graduate Harvard Univ 1901. Has practiced medicine in St Paul 1900 to date. Instructor in medicine U of M. Member Ramsey County and Minnesota State Medical societies; American Medical Assn.


Fred L. Hoffman
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Glenda Stevens

HOFFMAN Fred L, St Paul. Res 520 Cedar st, office 312 Endicott bldg. Farm lands. Born Jan 7, 1877 in Red Wing Minn, son of Fred and Eleonore Hoffman. Educated in public and high schools Little Falls Minn and U of M 1899. Engaged in insurance business Little Falls Minn; bkpr, then asst cashr First Nat’l Bank Little Falls Minn; land business St Paul Minn; sec and dir Minn Farm Land Co; treas and dir Felthous Land Co; sec Minn land Corporation.


Luis George Hoffman
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Glenda Stevens

HOFFMAN Luis George, St Paul. Res 937 Lincoln av, office 400 Robert st. Merchant. Born Feb 12, 1858 in Port Dover Ont, son of Ludwig and Christina (Bilger) Hoffman. Married Feb 3, 1866 to Carrie L Bort. Educated in public and high schools Port Dover Ont and Univ of Toronto. Employed with father in furniture manufacture 1876 and admitted to firm 1879; after traveling as salesman located at Streator Ill in clothing business; moved to St Paul as mngr for T A Bartlett clothing 1882-87; with Browning, King & Co 1887-90; Bartlett & Hoffmann 1890-91-; in men’s furnishing business alone to date. Member Commercial, Empire and Roosevelt clubs; B P O E; Masonic fraternity; Shrine and K of P.


Edwin Russell Holcombe
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Glenda Stevens

HOLCOMBE Edwin Russell, St Paul. Res 736 Marshall av, office 909 Pioneer Press bldg. Lawyer. Born Oct 24, 1857 at Galena Ill, son of Edwin Van Buren and Sarah Adele (Soulard) Holcombe. Attended Galena (Ill) Normal School 1870-73; St Paul High School graduating 1876. Member State Bar Assn; Ramsey County Bar Assn; Sons of American Revolution; Junior Pioneers.


Return Ira Holcombe
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Glenda Stevens

HOLCOMBE R I, St Paul. Res 414 E 10th st. Newspaper man. Born Feb 24, 1845 in Gallia county Ohio. Removed with his parent to Missouri 1851. Educated in the common schools and at Troy (Iowa) Academy. Served in the Union army during the Civil War 1861-65; worked as a union printer 1866-1869; established a Democratic newspaper at Bonaparte Iowa 1870; edited and published 3 other Democratic papers in Iowa; has worked as writer on daily newspapers in St Louis, Kansas City, St Paul and other cities; author of many articles and papers on western history, Indian sketches and similar topics; wrote 14 histories of prominent Missouri counties and was principal writer of 12 others; contributed to histories of St Louis, Kansas City and St Paul. Now compiler of “Minnesota in Three Centuries,” a 4 volume history of this state. Member G A R; Sons of American Revolution and Minnesota Historical Society.

WARREN UPHAM MINNESOTA HISTORICAL SOCIETY (ST. PAUL)
Minnesota History Bulletin, Volume 2 by Theodore Christian Blegen, Minnesota Historical Society, 1917-1918 – Transcribed by AFOFG TK

The most eminent surviving historian of Minnesota asked me on the afternoon preceding the funeral of Return Ira Holcombe to present at the next meeting of the Minnesota Historical Society brief notes of his life and work, with a tribute to his ability and painstaking care as a writer of history.
Mr. Holcombe was born in Huntington Township, Gallia County, Ohio, February 24, 1845, and was named Robert Ira, but he changed his first name to Return, which was the name of his grandfather's grandfather, a soldier of Connecticut in the army of the American Revolution. His parents and the family removed to Missouri when he was six years old, and there he received a serviceable education in the district or village school; after the war he attended an academy in Troy, Iowa. In our last conversation, five hours before his death, he told me of having learned "small Latin and less Greek," as one of his favorite old authors, Ben Jonson, wrote of Shakespeare.
During the Civil War Holcombe served on the Union side in the Tenth Missouri Regiment. Ever afterward, throughout his life, he took great interest in all phases of the history of that great war, and much enjoyed fellowship with those who wore the blue in 1861-65, being a member of the Garfield Post of St. Paul, Grand Army of the Republic. But his interest and breadth of sympathy extended also to those who wore the gray; he carefully read their monthly magazine, the Confederate Veteran, and collected many articles from newspapers and much information through correspondence concerning the southern side of the war. He was sixteen years of age when that conflict began, and, as the early limit for recruits was eighteen years, he entered the service as a drummer boy, later taking a musket as a soldier.
After the war he resumed his school studies for a time; learned the printer's trade, at which he worked about four years; was married and resided several years at Garinda, Iowa; and engaged as editor of newspapers in Iowa and Missouri. His only child, a daughter named Lillian Maude, was born in 1872, and was married to O. E. McAnulty in 1898. She died September 13, 1916, leaving a little daughter, Lillian Audrey, as her only surviving child.
In Missouri and Kansas Mr. Holcombe became a proficient writer on the staff of various publishers of county and city histories. Two of these large works, in the library of the Minnesota Historical Society, on Greene and Marion counties, Missouri, published respectively in 1883 and 1884, he regarded with much satisfaction as examples of his early extensive labors, for many counties, on local histories and biographies.
In the summer of 1888 his publishers, having undertaken to prepare a history of the city of St. Paul, for which General C. C. Andrews was editor, secured the aid of Mr. Holcombe to write several long chapters of that work, which was issued in 1890, and also to gather the data for and write its large and very valuable part 2 (219 pages), comprising 129 biographies of leading St. Paul citizens. From that date his home was in St. Paul, where he did much work as a newspaper writer, especially for the Pioneer Press and the Dispatch, from 1890 to 1905, with occasional articles in the later years.
For the Collections of the Minnesota Historical Society he wrote "A Sioux Story of the War" (volume 6), the narrative by Chief Big Eagle of the Sioux outbreak in 1862, which Holcombe personally received from the chief at Flandreau, South Dakota, through interpreters; explanatory notes appended to the "Narrative of a Friendly Sioux, by Snana, the Rescuer of Mary Schwandt" (volume 9) ; and several footnotes to "A Sioux Narrative of the Outbreak in 1862, and of Sibley's Expedition in 1863, by Gabriel Renville" (volume 10). In another paper of volume 10, "The Work of the Second State Legislature," by General John B. Sanborn, the aid of Mr. Holcombe in its preparation is duly acknowledged.
Through about a year, 1893-94, the Minnesota Historical Society employed Mr. Holcombe as an assistant, to share the general work with Josiah B. Chaney, who had been in charge of the newspaper department since 1887. During this time Holcombe examined and arranged the large collection of letters and other papers received from General Sibley, who had died two years before.
Always greatly interested and exceptionally well informed in all subjects pertaining to the Sioux and the Ojibway, Holcombe was the best qualified investigator and author whom Hon. Charles D. Gilfillan, formerly of St. Paul and later of Redwood County, could find to determine the historical facts and locations of events in the Sioux massacre and war of 1862, and to mark these localities for future generations. Forty years after these thrilling events, through the generous patriotism and direction of Mr. Gilfillan and of a small collaborative society of his near friends, Holcombe wrote a pamphlet entitled Sketches Historical and Descriptive of the Monuments and Tablets Erected by the Minnesota Valley Historical Society in Renville and Redwood Counties, Minnesota (Morton, Minnesota, 1902. 79 p.).
Holcombe's most important work for the history of the state is contained in Minnesota in Three Centuries (four volumes), published in 1908, for which he wrote the second volume, narrating the history from the building of Fort Snelling to the admission of Minnesota to statehood in 1858, and also the greater part of volume 3, covering the period from 1858 to 1870, to which General Lucius F. Hubbard contributed five chapters covering the records of Minnesota in the Civil War. A second very important service to the state is the History of the Minnesota State Agricultural Society (St. Paul, 1910. 405 p.), which is the joint work of Hon. Darwin S. Hall and R. I. Holcombe. This work is a great contribution to the history of agriculture and of the state fairs.
Through the years 1911 to 1913 Holcombe was mainly employed in research and in writing the History of the First Minnesota Regiment, doing this for a committee of the survivors of the regiment; but his completed manuscript was delayed nearly three years and, finally, after some revision by the committee, was published June, 1916 (508 p.).
During his last years he was especially busy, resuming the field of his early writing on city and county histories. Three books largely supplied from his pen during this closing period are entitled as follows: Compendium of History and Biography of Minneapolis and Hennepin County, for which he wrote nearly all the historical portion, 179 pages; Compendium of History and Biography of Carver and Hennepin Counties, his part therein being 262 pages; and Compendium of History and Biography of Polk County, in which Mr. Holcombe wrote 46 pages. He also contributed jointly with Hon. E. E. Corliss, an interesting paper on the earliest settlements in Otter Tail County, published as chapter 3 of the history of that county.
When he died in the evening of November 21, he left practically completed and ready for publication an extensive manuscript History of McLeod County, on which he had worked in the library of the Minnesota Historical Society through the summer and autumn. This last work of the veteran author is expected soon to be issued by H. C. Cooper Jr. and Company of Winona, publishers of county histories, with whom Holcombe had been connected during the early years of his literary work in Missouri.
Another veteran Minnesota editor and historian, Captain Henry A. Castle, was accustomed to call into the library occasionally to chat with us, Mr. Holcombe's table and my desk being near together at the west end of the reading room. On the last time of his calling, in midsummer, Captain Castle spoke of his ill health, and took a long look around the room at its familiar books and portraits, saying he expected never to come again, and a few weeks afterward he died.
Now the Great Leveler has laid low our friend Holcombe. He was always cheerful, and, though having several times during the later years illnesses of a few days or weeks or even months, he had rallied each time to take up anew and gladly his beloved historical studies and writing, without apparent impairment of his mental vigor and ability. On the last day of his life, after being shut in only a few days by the last recurrent illness, he had entertained himself by reading the daily newspapers and some of his favorite books. One that I found him reading that afternoon was the ancient epic narrative by Sir Thomas Malory of the life and death of King Arthur. To us who knew Holcombe's friendly and gallant temperament, what book or line of thought could seem more adapted to his last hours?
Among all whom I have known in historical work, he was the most careful, anxious, and persistent to attain accuracy and truth. He was also the most willing to give freely of his time to any inquirer who might wish to consult him on any historical questions.
In several conversations of former months and years he had told me of his readiness and willingness to go, whenever the final summons should come; that he believed in the future life as taught by the Bible, and that he trusted in the compassionate Saviour for his forgiveness and welcome into Heaven. Let us, too, believe that he is again with those whom he had "loved long since and lost awhile," and so we can cheerfully say, Farewell. As Robert Louis Stevenson wrote for himself,
Home is the sailor, home from the sea, And the hunter home from the hill.


Daniel J. Hollihan
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Glenda Stevens

HOLLIHAN Daniel J, St Paul. Res Stratford Flats, office 300-301 Nat’l German Am Bank bldg. Lawyer. Born May 23, 1871 in Minnesota, son of Jeremiah and Ellen Hollihan. Attended public schools; graduated from Stillwater High School when 17; from St John’s Univ Collegeville Minn when 20; later from U of M law dept. Bkpr for W S Conrad whol cigars St Paul 1889-1900; claims agt for Employment Liability Ins Co London 1901; member of McElwee & Hollihan lawyers Jan 1, 1902 to date.


Oscar E. Holman
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Holman, Oscar E, St. Paul. Res 557 Marshall av, office 410-444 Globe bldg. Lawyer. Born April 12, 1853 at Allentown Pa., son of Charles L. and Maria (Groman) Holman. Graduated with first honor Muhlenberg College Allentown Pa. A B 1874; from same A M 1877. Practiced law in Allentown Pa. 1876-84; in St. Paul 1884 to date. Corporation atty St. Paul 1889-91; pres. Board of School Inspectors 1902 to date. Member Commercial Club St. Paul.


Henry Chancellor Hope
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Hope, Henry Chancellor, St Paul. Res 809 Lincoln av, office C St P M & O Ry. Railroad official. Born 1850 in Rockford Ill, son of William Henry and Ellen Jane (Blaine) Hope. Educated in public and high schools Rockford Ill. Engaged in telegrapy 1869 inFreeport Ill as mngr. Operator Chicago Board of Trade; Milwaukee; Board of Trade Minneapolis; C M & St P Ry at Milwaukee; C St P M & O Ry St Paul, as operator, chief clk, supt’s office. Appointed supt of telegraph in 1880 and of telegraph and signals in 1898. Ex-pres and dir Am Dist Tel Co of Minn; ex-ores Ry Telegraph Superintendents Assn US; Railway Signal Assn USA and Old Time Telegraphers & Historical Assn, a national organization which meets at Washington DC. Is a 32nd degree Mason and Knight of the Red Cross of Consantine. Member of Minnesota Club.


Alexander E. Horn
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Horn, Alexander E, St Paul. Res 381 Pleasant av, office 914-915 Pioneer Press bldg.. Lawyer. Born March 9, 1866 in St Paul Minn, son of Henry J and Fanny A (Banning) Horn. Married June 3, 1897 to Margaret Hall. Educated in public schools of St Paul and Minneapolis; graduated from law dept of Washington Univ St Louis Mo 1900. Began practice of law in St Paul Minn 1890 in partnership with his father H J Horn under name of H J & A C Horn until death of H J Horn in March 1902; since practiced alone. Member Commercial Club.


Charles T. Horrigan
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Horrigan, Charles T, St Paul. Res 683 Inglehart st, office 424 Globe bldg.. Lawyer. Born Sept 3, 1882 St Paul Minn, son of John C and Katherine (Downey) Horrigan. Graduated St Mary High School and took special course at Cretin High School and Mechanic Arts High School St Paul. After leaving school was associated with his brothers in the grocery and whole fruit and commission business for 3 years. Commenced the practice of law Sept 1904. Member Knights of Columbus, Commercial Travelers of America and Ancient Order of Hibernians.


Garrett von Oblenis House
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

House, Garrett von Oblenis, St Paul. Res 737 Lincoln av, office 76 W 3rd st. Manufacturer. Born Aug 2, 1870 in Haverstraw NY, son of William S and Nellie (Robinson) House. Married June 19, 1895 to Florence Peaslee. Educated in the common and high schools of Haverstraw NY and Phillips-Exeter Academy Exeter NH. After leaving school located principally at Poughkeepsie NY as civil engineer during construction of Poughkeepsie bridge in 1888; in private practice, civil engineer, at same point 1889-91; topographer on the Adirondack & St Lawrence R R 1891-92; engineer New York State Canals in charge of canal improvement and highway construction 1892-99; constructing engineer American District Steam Co Lockport NY 1899-1904; sec. gen mngr and dir Northern Heating & Electric Co St Paul 1904 to date. Member Ramsey County Good Roads Assn and of executive board of same; St Paul Engineers’ Club; Commercial Club; Business Men’s League; Masonic fraternity.


Wenceslaus Joseph Hovorka
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Hovorka, Wenceslaus Joseph, St Paul. Res 1067 W 7th st, office 1028 W 7th st. Physician and surgeon. Born Sept 20, 1857 in Bohemia, son of Thomas and Marie (Slapal) Hovorka. Married Nov 19, 1889 to Marie Fisher. Attended classical school in Budweis Bohemia; public schools at New Prague Minn 1872-80; graduated from medical dept Hamline Univ in 1897. Conducted drug business in St Paul 1884-97; practiced medicine exclusively at Glencoe and Silver Lake Minn 1897-1903; in drug business in St Paul 1903 to date. Supreme medical examiner for Western Bohemian Catholic Assn.


Jared How
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

How, Jared, St Paul. Res Oakland av, office Fire and Marine bldg.. Lawyer. Born Dec 9, 1857 in Haverhill Mass, son of Phineas Berkeley and Abby (Clark) How. Graduated from Highland Military Academy at Worcester Mass 1876; Phillips-Exeter Academy 1877; Harvard College A B 1881; and was special student in Harvard Law School for two years. Has been engaged in the practice of law since 1887. Pres and treas Greenleaf Clark Reality Co; dir in Pioneer Press Co and Gordon & Ferguson. Member Minnesota, and Town and Country clubs St Paul, and University and Harvard clubs New York.


Wilber H. Howard
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Howard, Wilber H, St Paul. Res 513 Portland av, office 201 Germania Life bldg. Real estate and loans. Born June 13, 1847 Benson Vt, son of John F and Jane L (Spaulding) Howard. Married Feb. 9, 1869 to Ada A Kimball. Educated in Brandon Vt 1861-62 and Castleton Vt 1863-64. Engaged in retail dry goods business in Faribault Minn for 3 years. Removed to St. Paul 1872. Dyer & Howard 1871-85; Howard, Farwell & Co 1890-95; Watson & Howard 1897-1905; Ware, Hospes Co since June 1, 1905. Member and dir St Paul Chamber of Commerce for 20 years.


Charles Perry Howes
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Howes, Charles Perry, St Paul. Res 1907 Marshall av, office 140 E 6th st. Merchant. Born May 5, 1859 on a farm in Ashfield Mass, son of Frederick G and Eliza E Howes. Educated in the common schools and Sanderson Academy in Ashfield Mass. Taught in the country schools for 4 terms. Entered the employ of Belding Bros Silk Mnfg in Rockville Conn in Dec 1880 as shipping clk., afterwards becoming bkpr. In 1881 moved to Boston with the same firm and was trav salesman until 1890, when he moved to St Paul and established the firm of C P Howes & Co agts for Belding Bros & Co manufacturers and wholesalers of sewing and embroidering silks, fabrics, etc. Is dir of the American Nat’l Bank. Member Town and Country Club and charter member of the Commercial Club.


Rufus A. Hoyt
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Hoyt, Rufus A, St Paul. Res 20 summit av, office 203 chamber of Commerce bldg. Insurance and mining. Born July 2, 1862 in Auburn NY, son of Rufus L and Hanna (Patee) Hoyt. Educated in common schools and Skaneatles Academy N Y. Read law with Hon Milo Goodrich NY. Moved to St Paul 1888; engaged in life and accident insurance; now representing Provident Life & Trust Co of Philadelphia and Standard Accident Co of Detroit; 3 years in Colo Cavalry during Indian trouble; v pres for Minn. Mississippi Valley Import and Export Congress. Member of Commercial and Lincoln clubs; Mason; City, State and National Human societies; state agt Humane Society.


Lucius Frederick Hubbard
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Hubbard, Lucius Frederick, St Paul. Res 303 Dayton av. Born Jan 26, 1836 in Troy NY, son of Chas F and Margaret (Van Walkenberg) Hubbard. Educated in district schools and academy in Granville NY. Served as tinsmith’s apprentice and journeyman until 1857; moved to Minnesota and was editor Red Wing Republican; served as register of deeds Goodhue county Minn 2 years. Enlisted as private 5th Minn Inf 1861; received successive promotions until brevetted brig-gen for gallantry. Wounded at Corinth 1862, at Nashville 1864; returned to Red Wing and became identified with extensive milling interests; completed Midland Railroad, Wabasha to Zumbrota 1866; promoted Minn Central, Mankato to Red Wing; promoted Duluth, Red Wing and Southern Railroad and continued in management of same until 1902. Member State Senate 1872-74; elected governor of Minnesota 1881 and served 5 years; member Republican National Committee 1896-1900; appointed by Pres McKinley and served as brig-gen during Spanish-American War. Member G A R; Loyal Legion; Minn Society of Am Revolution; Society of the Army of the Tennessee; Military Order of Foreign Wars; Society of Am Wars; Masonic fraternity.


Edson Russell Hubbell
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Hubbell, Edson Russell, St Paul. Res 849 Fairmount av, office 94 E 4th st. Real estate. Born June 12, 1856 in Hastings county Ont, son of Albertson and Mary Jane (Furnes) Hubbell. Married Sept 25, 1889 to Katherine Clarke. Educated in Canadian public schools; employed in flour mills Michigan until 1881; moved to St Paul and engaged in furnishing goods business 1881-86; of Hubbell & Bishop real estate 1886-98; Hubbell & Talmadge 1898-1900; alone 1900 to date


Eugene Hubbell
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Hubbell, Eugene, St Paul. Res 929 Selby av, office 138 E 6th st. Physician (H) and surgeon. Born Nov 26, 1855 in Reedsburg Wis, son of W S and Mary (Patrick) Hubbell. Married in 1887 to Cora M Cummings. Attended Elroy Academy 1877-78; Oshkosh Normal School 1879-80; Hahnemann Medical College Chicago 1881-83, graduating M D. Practiced medicine and surgery at Merrimack Wis 1883-84; Clearwater Minn 1884-88; Waseca Minn 1888-90; St Paul 1890 to date. Founder and pres Minn Medical Union; member Am Assn Orificial Surgeons; Minn Homeopathic Medical Institute; pres St Paul Sanatorium 1906; past commander Knights of the Maccabees and the Woodmen of the World.


H. H. Hulburt
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Hulburt, H H, St Paul. Res 2268 Knapp st, office 708 Manhattan bldg.. Investments. Born June 17, 1868 in Green Bay Wis, son of Hiram P and Emma (Newcomb) Hulburt. V pres Burchard-Hulburt Investment Co; sec S W Land & Investment Co St Paul.


Charles J. Hunt
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Hunt, Charles J, St Paul. Res 1201 Dayton av, office 301 Ryan bldg.. Life insurance. Born Feb 27, 1857 in Goshen Mass, son of Frederick and Sophia E (Billings) Hunt. Married Oct 4, 1892 to Mary E Perkins at Ypsilanti Mich. Educated in the public school and Prof Davis’ Academy Northboro Mass 1863-69; grammar high school Ypsilanti 1869-73. Afterwards until 1879 was clk in hardware store; then took charge of Indian trading store at Standing Rock Agency, where he remained until 1882; was cashr of the Bank of Oriska Barnes county N D; moved to Fargo in 1886 as member of the firm of Pennington & Hunt and later C J Hunt & Co groceries; trav salesman for Beaupre Keogh & Davis St Paul 1888-92; became dist mngr New England Mutual Life Ins Co of Boston at Duluth Min 1892; was later appointed gen agt at St Paul, becoming associate gen agt for the state of Minn in 1903. Member Commercial Club; dir Y M C A, Union Gospel Mission and State Sunday School Assn; member Athletic League of America, and State Executive committee Y M C A.


Harry Eben Hunt
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Hunt, Harry Eben, St Paul. Res 33 S Avon st, office 496 Endicott Arcade. Physician (R). Born Nov 5,1871 in Roodhouse Ill, son of John Page and Eveline (Baldwin) Hunt. Married Oct 24, 1904 to Irma Fischbein. Attended Roodhouse public school; Roodhouse High School 1888; Northern Indiana Business College 1889; N W Medical college 1896; Chicago Polyclinic 1897. Practiced medicine; eye, ear, nose and throat specialist St Paul 1897 to date. Member Masons; Elks; A M A; St Paul commercial Club; Ramsey County Medical Society; American Academy of Ophthalomology and Otarlaryngology


William Franklin Hunt
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Hunt, William Franklin, St Paul. Res 966 Ashland av, office 916 N Y Life bldg.. Lawyer. Born March 6, 1865 in Ohio, son of Henry C and Catherine (Flickinger) Hunt. Educated in the public schools of Miamisburg O 1871-80; Univ of Ohio 1883-87; degree M E 1887; U Of M 1894-96; LL B 1895; LL M 1896. Has been engaged in the practice of law since 1895 and associated with Herman Oppenheim since 1903 in general practice. Sec Dana Warehouse Co and sec and treas Northland Reality Co. Member Masonic fraternity, Knights of Pythias, Commercial Club St Paul.


Warren W. Hurd
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Hurd, Warren W, St Paul. Res 794 Lincoln av, office 405-409 Germania Life bldg. Farm mortgages. Born May 7, 1867 in Fillmore county Minn, son of David E and Anna D (Fay) Hurd. Married July 4, 1887 to Amy Gardner. Educated in the common schools of Hamilton county and Webster City Iowa Academy. Engaged in gen merchandise business and banking Superior Ia 1887-94; farm lands and loans Iowa Falls 1894-98; organized Great Northern Land & Stock Co St Paul 1901, of which he is v pres and gen mngr; dir Federal National Bank Chicago; stockholder Capitol National Bank St Paul. Member Commercial Club.


Henry E. Hutchings
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Hutchings, Henry E, St Paul. Res 775 Summit av, office 5th cor Wacouta sts. Merchant. Born Aug 24, 1858 in Longdon Eng, son of John and Mary (Whitbourne) Hutchings. Married Feb 4, 1883 to Aley Turnbull of Chicago. Educated in London Eng. Employed with D McInnes & Co dry goods Hamilton Ont 1873-75; in cred dept Keith Bros & Co millinery and hats Chicago 1875-79; moved to St Joseph Mo and engaged with Wyeth Hdwe & Mnfg Co; later as a member of the firm 1879-95; moved to Kansas City as partner in firm of Burnham, Hanna, Munger & Co dry goods 1895-1901; moved to St Paul 1901 and with Geo M Tibbs purchased the Powers Dry Goods Co, now known as Tibbs, Hutchings & Co. Member commercial, Minesota, and Town and Country clubs.


Henry Hutchinson
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Hutchinson, Henry, St Paul. Res The Angus, office 703 Germania Life bldg.. Physician (H). Born Aug 20, 1849 in Canada, son of John and Isabella (Patterson) Hutchinson. Married 185 to Matilda McCurdy of New York. Educated in the public schools; academic dept Carleton College; graduated from Hahnemann Medical College Philadelphia Pa 1874. Practiced medicine at Northfield Minn 1874-78; removed to St Paul where he has since resided; engaged in post-graduate work in hospitals of Paris 1887 and 1890; New York homeopathic hospitals 1904. Sent by the Orinoco Co Ltd to Venezuela 1897 to verify report of engineers on iron deposits of that country. Five years prof of theory and practice of medicine medical dept U of M. Appointed member of State Board of Health in 1894; v pres of same 5 years; pres past 2 years. Dir and member Minn Anti-Tubercular Assn; member State Institute of Homeopathy; American Institute of Homeopathy; American Public Health Assn and Minnesota State Board of Health; on first board of directors and 1st v pres of the first (Edison) Electric Light Co of St Paul.


Edward Hyde
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Hyde, Edward, St Paul. Res 308 E Winifred st, office 190 E 3rd st. Merchant. Born Dec 23, 1857 in Lebanon Conn, son of Daniel and Lydia Hyde. Married to Cynthia M Friend. Educated in common and high schools Lebanon Conn. First engaged in gen merchandise business Lebanon 3 years; clk in grocery business Virginia City Nev 5 years; traveled for Griggs, Cooper & Co whol grocers 20 years; v pres Griggs & Co 1905 to date. Member Masonic fraternity and Knights of Pythias.



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