Valentine Herman
December 10, 1872 - December 20, 1944


Valentine Herman, the son of John Herman and Caroline Foemmel, was born in the town of Mosel, WI on December 10, 1872. He attended public school in Mosel, and took courses at the Sheboygan Business College. He married Helena Mahnke on January 28, 1897, and the couple spent their entire lives in Sheboygan County.

Valentine worked at various dairies in Sheboygan, and after gaining wide experience he established his own business in 1897. Under his supervision, the Val Herman Milk Depot, formerly located on South 9th Street, became one of the city's most flourishing businesses.

Some time later, Valentine joined forces with two of his brothers, Henry and Louis, to form the Herman Brothers Dairy Depot. Their brother Conrad also later became involved in this venture. The business thrived until in 1929 increased process costs forced them to sell the business to Sheboygan Verifine Dairy Products Company. Valentine continued to serve as superintendent for a number of years prior to his resignation. He was also associated at one time with the Fountain City Dairy in Fond du Lac.

In his retirement, which was motivated by heart problems, Valentine devoted his time to his home and garden. He is reported to have had a good sense of humor and a cheerful disposition, and was a well-respected citizen of Sheboygan.

Valentine died of a heart attack on December 20, 1944, less than two weeks after his 72nd birthday. He died at his home at 302 Ontario Avenue in Sheboygan. Burial was in the family lot at Wildwood Cemetery.

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