Posted By: County Coordinator
Date: 3/11/2009 at 15:05:55
Herman Hennings is the senior member of the firm of Hennings & Hagge, grain merchants and dealer in farming implements and lumber in Ogden. Among those who have come from foreign lands to become prominent in business circles in Boone county is this well known gentleman. His success in his undertakings has been so marked that his methods are of interest to the commercial world. He has based his business principles and actions upon strict adherence tot eh rules which govern industry, economy and strict, unswerving integrity. He was bon in Germany, May 19, 1851, and is a son of Clause Hennings, a farmer of that land, who spent his entire life in the country of his nativity.
Mr Hennings of this review was a young ma of thirty-two years when he emigrated to America, landing in New York. He made his way direct across the country to Ogden, where he had a sister living and began farming in Amaqua township, where he followed agricultural pursuits for a year. He then came to Ogden and worked on the section of the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad for a year and a half. For seven and one-half years he was connected with the grain trade in the employ of I W Rice and at length he purchased an interest in an elevator, becoming a member of the firm of Hennings & Hennings. In 1892 the present firm of Hennings & Hagge was formed and has since conducted a successful and growing business. They are dealers in grain, farm implements and lumber and in the various departments of their enterprise they are meeting with success, having a large patronage, which annually returns to them a good income. Mr Hennings and his partner are also engaged in buying hogs and cattle and dealing in real estate and insurance. They handle all kinds of farm implements and their business ins now one of the leading commercial enterprises of the town.
Mr Hennings was untied in marriage in 1878 to Miss Helen Ohlstein, also a native of Germany and they now have two children, Fredia and Martha. For three years Mr Hennigns has served as a member of the city council of Ogden for Yell township. He has always supported the Democracy, believing firmly in the principles of that party. Truly a self made man in the best sense of that oft-misused term, he has worked his way steadily upward form a humble position, brooking no obstacles that could be overcome by determination and honorable effort. He stands today strong in his success and in his good name and well does he merit representation in this volume.
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