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John F Herman


Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 5/27/2010 at 15:18:11

John F Herman is a factor in financial circles of Boone county as cashier of the Security Savings Bank of Boone, in which capacity he has been identified with the institution for the past nine years. His birth occurred in Boone on March 27, 1868, his parents being John M and Ann (Spring) Herman, who are mentioned at greater length in another part of this work.
John J Herman attended school in Boone, supplementing his early educational training by taking a course in the Iowa State College at Ames. he began his business career by accepting a position in the First National Bank in which he served as bookkeeper and later was for about a year connected with the post office. In1888 he decided to establish himself independently and associated himself with Canier Brothers, the leading shoe merchants of Boone, with whom he was actively and successfully engaged in business until 1905. In that year he accepted the position of cashier of the security Savings Bank and in that capacity has since been identified with the institution, contributing to its continued growth and success in no uncertain degree. A few months ago the bank moved into handsome new quarters o Eighth street. Mr Herman enjoys an enviable reputation as a courteous, capable and obliging official and a financier of undoubted ability. He is likewise a director in the First National Bank a stockholder in the Boone County Telephone Company and a director of the Boone Brick, Tile and Paving Company.
On November 4, 1896, Mr Herman married Kansas City, Miss Katherine Hungerford of Burlington, Vermont whose birth occurred August 23, 1871, and who is a graduate of Smith College. Her father was the Rev. Edward Hungerford of Connecticut whose wife was born in Vermont, although both were of English descent. In their family were four children: Caroline, who is now Mrs Silas A Mills, Charlotte, who married William H Zantzinger, Frederick and Katherine. Mr and Mrs Herman have the following children: Dorothea H, born January 8, 1898, Edward born June 30, 1900, Frederick whose birth occurred in 1902, George whose natal year was 1905, and Buell born in 1907.
The parents are member of the Presbyterian church and thoroughly devoted to its work. Politically Mr Herman is not very active, although he is true to his standards and always indorses those measures which he considers of the greatest value to the community. He is interested not only in material growth but in intellectual and moral betterment and gives much thought to the issues and questions of the day. Fraternally he belongs to the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks and is very popular in this organization. He is a thoroughly up to date American business man, making use of opportunities as they preset themselves, but at the same time he is considerate of the interests of others and never loses sight of the community welfare.

1914 Boone County History Book


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