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Shelby County


1889 Bio Index

The Portsmouth Livery, Feed and Sale Stable is owned and controlled by Michael HAMMES. This barn was built in 1882, but was not bought by the present proprietor until 1888. He keeps a large number of good driving horses and good carriages. He is doing an extensive business, abd is one of the popular business men. Michael HAMMES was born in Germany, May 10, 1865. When he was seven years old his parents determined to try their fortunes in the new world, so they emigrated to Keokuk County, Iowa; there Michael grew to manhood, spending his youth on the farm and in attending school. December 1, 1885, he was married to Bertha GOLTNER, and by this union two children have been born -- Willie and an infant son. In politics Mr. HAMMES finds the expression of his principles in the Democratic party. He is a young man, jovial and genial to all, and deserves the popular regard and esteem in which he is held.

Source: 1889 Biographical History of Shelby County, Iowa. pp. 595. Transcribed by Dennis Walsh

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