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Biographical Sketch of John A. Bommhardt

Bommhardt, John A.; patent and claim attorney, born, Hastings, Minn., Sept. 14, 1862; son of Jacob and Elizabeth Glock Bommhardt; educated, St. Paul’s German Parish School, May-flower School, and Business College, all of Cleveland; married, Cleveland, July 21, 1901, Catherine F. Kavanaugh; issue, two children; sec’y Cuyahoga County Republican Executive Committee, since 1909; Past State Commander Ohio Division of Sons of Veterans; sec’y of Cuyahoga County Memorial Day Committee since 1900; entered the law office of the late Milo B. Steven, in January, 1880, and was connected with the pension and patent business of this firm until 1908; being located at Cleveland, Chicago, Detroit, and for a short period at Washington, D. C.; in 1908, started in business for himself; solicitor and attorney in matters pertaining to patents and pensions and departmental practises, with offices in Cleveland and Washington; firm name John A. Bommhardt & Co.; member Woodward Lodge, No. 508, and Al Sirat Grotto, No. 17; Lookout Camp, Sons of Veterans; Cleveland Lodge, No. 18, Elks; Cleveland Lodge No. 63, Loyal Order of Moose; member German...

Irving Todd of Hastings MN

Irving Todd9, (Joseph N.8, Jonah7, Abraham6, Abraham5, Abraham4, Jonah3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born July 23, 1841, married July 13, 1865, Helen, daughter of Dr. John L. and Mary Lucas, who was born Oct. 9, 1836, in Branston, Northamptonshire, England, died April 13, 1865, in Hastings, Dakota County, Minn. Children: 2701. Irving, b. Aug. 27, 1866, m. Sept. 15, 1906, Bertha C. Harnisch. He is interested in the telephone business in Hastings, Minn., and also publishes a newspaper called The Gazette in the same town. They had no children. 2702. Louise, b. July 21, 1870, m. April 29, 1911, John H. Plum, who is a bookkeeper in a Savings Bank in Minneapolis, Minn. They have no...

Biography of William A. Hayt

There is no man more deserving of mention among the representative citizens of Riverside than the gentleman whose name heads this sketch; nor is there a man in the community who has done more to promote the growth of the city than he. He is always alive to its interests, and his name is generally the first among the subscribers to any enterprise that is conducive to the welfare and prosperity of the community. Such facts as have been gathered regarding his life are of interest. Mr. Hayt was born in Putnam County, New York, in 1832. His father, Harry Hayt, was a native of that State and a descendant of an old colonial family. He was a farmer, miller and merchant, well and favorably known in Putnam County. The subject of this sketch received a good common-school education until the age of fourteen years. At this age his speculative and trading disposition rendered the humdrum life on a farm insupportable, and he entered the store of his brother as a clerk. In 1852 his father died, and the next year, upon reaching his majority, Mr. Hayt purchased from his father’s estate the mills, store, and other enterprises, and was successfully conducting them when the floods of 1855 swept away his dams and flumes and wrecked his mills. The losses were more than lie could support and he was compelled to suspend his business. Nothing daunted he started anew in life, and seeking the great West, he located at Hastings, Minnesota, where he established himself in the lumber business. He remained in that place until 1859, and then determined...

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