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  • Tittel History of Dunn County, Wisconsin 
    Forfatter Curtiss-Wedge, F.; Jones, Geo. O. 
    PAGE 407-409 
    TYPE Bok 
    Kilde ID S389 
    Tekst Gerhart Hammer, a member of the firm of Hammer & Rosenberg, proprietors
    of a successful garage in Colfax, and now president of this village, was born at-
    Spring Valley, Wis., Aug. 18, 1882. His parents, Martin and Siri (Krispenberg)
    Hammer, were natives of Trungum, Norway and farmers by occupation. Martin
    was reared on the home farm, on which later he began to earn his living. He came
    to the United States in 1865, locating in Menomonie and entering the employ of
    Knapp, Stout & Co. as cook in their logging camps, in which occupation he con-
    tinued for ten winters. In the meanwhile he bought 120 acres of land in Spring
    Valley, covered with heavy hardwood timber. On this he built a log house and
    barn, and with the aid of oxen cleared and broke the land. For half a century he
    continued to improve and cultivate that farm, and he and his wife are still living
    on it, he at the age of 87 years and she at that of 79.
    They are the parents of five
    children: John, of Milltown, Wis.; Julius, a merchant in Sanford, Mont., in part-
    wordnership with W. F. Flitcroft, formerly with the Colfax Store Co.; Melvin of Great
    Falls, Mont.; Gerhart, of Colfax; and Emma, who married Selmer Gunderson of
    Colfax and lives on the home farm, taking care of her father and mother. Ger-
    hart Hammer remained at home until arriving at the age of 16 years, attending
    school and working on the farm. He then went to Spring Valley, where for two
    years he was employed in the creamery and learned the art of butter making.. He
    was 18 when he came to Colfax to become butter maker and acting manager of the
    creamery here, and he was thus occupied for nine years. In the meanwhile, in
    1908, he bought the Albertville creamery, which he operated until 1921, when he
    sold it. He owned and operated the Colfax elevator for two years, handling grain
    flour and feed, but sold out the business in 1913. He also for some time conducted
    a plumbing and steam fitting business in Colfa- laying in all the village water-
    mains and pipes, and putting in all the sewers except five blocks; also doing most
    of the plumbing in the village. In 1922 Mr. Hammer bought Charlie Paul's in-
    terest in the Paul & Rosenberg garage, the style of the firm being then changed to
    Hammer & Rosenberg. They carry a full line of auto accessories, handle the
    Buick cars, and do a general repairing business, having a good modern building
    properly equipped, and aiming to give the public first class service at all times.
    Since locating in Colfax Mr. Hammer has identified himself closely with local
    affairs and has been called upon on several occasions to serve in public office. He
    was for four years a member of the Colfax village council, was clerk of schools for
    three years, and in the spring of 1924 was elected president of the village board.
    In 1904 he was married in Colfax to Clara Moen, daughter of Ole and Josephine
    Moen, her parents, who came to this country from Norway, being early settlers
    in Chippewa County at a locality close to the Dunn County line. The mother,
    who is still living, is making her home with a daughter in Colfax, the father being
    deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Hammer have four children-three sons and a daughter
    -namely: Le Roy, John, Earl and Irene, all of whom are acquiring their education
    Le Roy and John being high school pupils in Colfax. 
    Linket til Jonsen Hammer, Agronom Martin
    Martinsen, Gerhard Hammer 

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