William P. Herman
June 3, 1877 - July 10, 1966

William Herman, the seventh child of John Herman and Caroline Foemmel , was born in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, on June 3, 1877.  He was raised at home on his father's farm and attended public school in Sheboygan County.

On June 15, 1898 (some sources say 1898) he married Clara Meyer, the daughter of Leonard and Catherine Meyer, natives of Germany.  Clara's father originally resided in St. Louis after emigrating from Germany, and then traveled to California during the gold rush.  He stayed there for 20 years, never striking it rich.  Then he came to Sheboygan where he stayed until his death in 1909.  After the death of her father, Clara's mother stayed with her and William.

William continued to be a farmer well into his later years.  By 1912 he owned 180 acres of land in Sheboygan Township on which he farmed and raised livestock and dairy cattle.  He was an enterprising man whose honorable conduct enabled him to win the respect and esteem of the community.

William and Clara had seven children in all - four sons and three daughters.  They were Chester, Florence, Allen, Cora, Raymond, Harold, and Isabel.  Raymond, who was the fifth child, died at the age of fifteen months.  The family were members of the Evangelical church.


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