John M Herman
Posted By: Tina Keister (email)
Date: 1/18/2006 at 16:23:20
John M Herman, proprietor of Herman's brewery, Boone, is a native of Germany, and was born January 1, 1831, and lived there until sixteen years of age, and in 1841 emigrated with his parents to the United sStates, and settled in Akron, Ohio, and learned the trade of brewing, in 1850 he went overland to California, being one hundrd and five days crossing the plains, he remained in California three years engaged in Mining and workinh a ranch and then returned home, he then settled in Wisconsin and lived three years at Madison and eight years in Monroe, in 1866 he came to this county and engaged in his present business first on a small scale, but has added from time to time as demand have been made on him for his products, Mr Herman is a good illustration of what an indusrious man can accomplish by giving his time mainly to one subject and bending his energies in one direction, as a businesss man he is endowed with rare good sense, and his character as such may be inferred from the success that has attended his efforts, he married Miss Anna Spring in 1861, she was a native of Switzerland, their family consists of five children: Emma, Henry, Anna, John, and Otto, Mr Herman owns in addition to his brewery about 500 acres of land
From the 1880 Boone county History Book
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