Goldhammer, Julius (History - 1830)


Janet Schwarze




----Source: 1918 History of Clark County, Wisconsin

JULIUS GOLDAMMER, formerly one of the active citizens of Pine Valley Township, a man highly esteemed in his day but now deceased, came to this country with his, parents, when 9 years of age, from Saxony, Germany, about 1839. The family, settled in Sheboygan County, Wis., from which section Julius came at the age of 21 years, to Clark County, driving into the county with an ox team. Securing eighty acres of timber land in Section 5, Pine Valley Township, he set to work to clear it, a task that he finally accomplished and in addition he bought other land until he owned 280 acres. On this farm he raised a considerable amount of stock and was successful as an agriculturist. He also took an active and beneficial interest in other enterprises, including the furniture factory, the addition on the west side of the river, which he helped to lay out, the cheese factory, which he started, and the Pine Valley Cheese and Butter Company, of which he was secretary. Forty years ago he built the first good barn in this section, measuring 34 by 50 feet in size. His death, which occurred July 29, 1905, when he was 66 years old, caused much regret throughout this part of the county.

Mr. Goldammer married Wilhelmina Handt, of Grant Township, and they had a large family of twelve children: George, Mary, Ada, Emma, Otto, Louis, Ernest, William, Alvin, Paul, Charles and Martha.


Mr. Goldammer was a faithful member of the German Lutheran Church and at different times he held local office, serving efficiently for eight successive years as township treasurer, and as school clerk of District No. 3, for fourteen years, In politics he was a Republican. Mrs. Goldammer is still living, at the age of 72 years.



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