Rahm, Charles (History - 1879)


Janet Schwarze





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

             Mr. & Mrs. Charles Rahm              Mr. & Mrs. Peter Rahm

CHARLES RAHM, proprietor of the "Pioneer Stock Farm," in Sherman Township, and also, as a member of the firm of Rahm Bros., engaged in the warehouse business at Loyal, is well known throughout Clark County, both as a successful agriculturist and stock raiser and an enterprising businessman. He was born in Germany, July 1, 1879, son of Peter Rahm, but his education was acquired in a district school in Sherman Township, this county, where his parents had settled on coming from Germany. About 1910 he took over the old homestead of his father and has since increased its size by buying eighty more acres, the whole constituting what is now known as "Pioneer Stock Farm." The buildings and equipment of this farm are thoroughly up to date, the former including two barns, one 40 by 80 feet and the other 36 by 80 feet also two silos which he has erected, one 14 by 32, and the other 12 by 28 feet. He has as part of his equipment, a milking machine, and an electric light plant, the latter having been installed at a cost of 1,000. His stock consists of Holstein cattle, graded horses, Poland-China swine and Shropshire sheep.


Mr. Rahm, in addition to his farming interests, owns the elevator at Loyal and erected the new elevator at Granton, this county. With his brother August, the firm being known as Rahm Bros., he has a warehouse and three acres of land in Loyal. Under good management all these various enterprises are flourishing, and he is also doing a large business in the purchase and sale of wood, which he began buying in lots of one car load some twelve years ago. As an earnest member of the German Lutheran Church, he donated the land for the church and cemetery of that religious organization in Sherman Township and served on the building committee which had in charge the erection of the church edifice. In many other ways he has manifested his public and shown that he takes a warm interest in the welfare and development of the community in which he resides. On Sept. 19, 1917, Mr. Rahm was united in marriage with Mary Muller, who was born in Sherman Township, Clark County, daughter of Carl Muller, a pioneer settler here. Mrs. Rahm formerly taught school in Sherman, York and Loyal townships, and was a teacher in the Sunday school of the German Lutheran Church in the same township. She also was one of the leaders founding the Young People's Association of Veefkind, of which society she held the position of president for many years.



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