Herman A. Mauer

stan@wiclarkcountyhistory.org on Thu, 15 Feb 2001


----Source: History of Clark County, Wisconsin (1918), by Franklyn, Curtiss-Wedge

HERMAN A. MAUER, cashier of the Dorchester State Bank, was born in Medford, Wis., July 3, 1884, son of Henry and Anna (Weick) Maurer. The parents, who were married in, Germany came to America in 1881, spending their first winter in this country in Chicago. Henry, Maurer, who was a baker by trade, removed to Medford, Taylor County, Wis., in 1882, and and followed his trade there till 1904, when he retired. He is still residing there with his wife. At one time he served as mayor of the village.

He also served as supervisor of the first ward of Medford, was county treasure of Taylor County in 1913 and 1914, and a candidate in 1915, and also served on school and county boards for many years. He is a member of the Masonic order, and of the Modern Woodmen of America, and in politics is Republican.

He and his wife have had five children: Robert, now residing in Boston, Mass.; Eugene, a traveling salesman; Herman A., of Dorchester; Elsie, now Mrs. W. H. Koehler, and Erna, who is a proficient teacher. Herman A. Maurer finished his studies at the Medford high school in 1901, and afterward attended Gilbert's Business College at Milwaukee. He then to a position in the State Bank of Medford, where he was employed from 1902 to 1906. During the next six months he was assistant cashier in the Abbotsford State Bank, and then returned to Medford, where he accepts a position as bookkeeper for a local firm. In 1907 he went to Houghton, Mich., where he was employed -two years by Horace Stevens, returning to Medford at the end of that time to become assistant cashier of the First National Bank.

On June 21, 1911, Mr. Maurer became cashier of the Dorchester State Bank, in which position he is still serving efficiently. He has been a member of both the village and school board, and belongs to the local Masonic lodge and the camp of Modern Woodmen of America, in which latter he holds the office of clerk. As a capable business man he has won widespread recognition, and has proved a popular bank official.

Mr. Maurer was united in marriage June 6, 1913, with Gwendolyn Williams, who was born at Elwood, Ind., April 6, 1890, daughter of Lee and Orpha (Beeson) Williams, her father being engaged in the implement business there. She and Mr. Maurer became acquainted while she was teaching school in Medford, Wis. The Williams family included the following children: Reta, wife of M. L. Maxwell, of Martins Ferry; Rudolph, of Elwood; Gwendolyn (Mrs. Maurer); Justin, of Elwood, Ind.; and Leota, wife of G. R. Loop, of Kokomo, Ind.



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