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Biography of Louis Ackerman

Louis Ackerman, president of the Ackerman Millinery Company of St. Louis, was born in Villmar, Germany, February 9, 1865. His father, the late Karl Ackerman, was also a native of that country and became a successful merchant there, residing in Germany to the time of his death, which occurred in 1881 when he was sixty-three years of age. His wife, who bore the maiden name of Bettie Marx, passed away in 1904 at the age of seventy. They had a family of six children, three sons and three daughters, five of whom are yet living. Louis Ackerman, the youngest of the family, was educated in Biebrich, Germany, remaining a public school pupil until he started out to earn his own livelihood when seventeen years of age. His first position was with I. B. Rosenthal & Company of St. Louis, for in the meantime he had crossed the Atlantic to the new world. With them he learned all branches of the millinery business. He dates his residence in St. Louis from March, 1882, and from the outset he displayed thoroughness and energy in whatever he undertook, and his capability continued him in the employ of the Rosenthal Millinery Company for fifteen years. He then entered the same line of business on his own account with Shaper Brothers, remaining in that connection for several years. He next rented the millinery department of Penny & Gentles Dry Goods Company and spent five years in that connection. He afterward rented a store at Broadway and Lucas avenue, where he conducted business under the firm name of the L. Ackerman Millinery Company. When the...

Biography of Anton Andrew Ackerman

Anton Andrew Ackerman. The business opportunities that some men never see, attract others to whom they seem open pathways to success. Not every farmer boy, however, of seventeen years had the common sense attitude combined with the industrious habits that have made Anton Andrew Ackerman, now a substantial business man of Neosho County, a reliable, satisfactory, efficient worker in other industrial lines before he had more than reached manhood. Mr. Ackerman had worked hard and to some purpose, otherwise he would not have his present high business standing as one of the leading contractors and drillers in the Mid-continent oil and gas fields, not to mention a prosperous business enterprise carried on at Chanute. Anton Andrew Ackerman was born November 23, 1876, at Coatsburg, Adams County, Illinois. His parents were Mitchell and Louisa (Felsman) Ackerman, and his grandfather was also Mitchell Ackerman. All were born in Germany and in that country the grandfather was a wagonmaker, but after coming to America he lived retired from business and died in Illinois. Mitchell Ackerman, father of Anton, was born in 1818 and came to the United States in early manhood. He settled first as a farmer near Coatsburg, Adams County, Illinois. In 1886 he moved to Aurora, Lawrence County, Missouri, and there engaged in farming. He died at Aurora in 1906. Mitchell Ackerman was married to Louisa Felsman, who was born in Germany in 1837 and still resided at Aurora, Missouri. They had the following children: Henry, who is a farmer residing near Aurora, Missouri; William, who is a machinist, resided at Aurora; Anton Andrew; Philip, who is in partnership with...

Ackerman, Ruth – Obituary

Ruth Ackerman, 41 and five children died Tuesday, November 29, when a fire leveled their log home at Priest River, Idaho. The father, William Ackerman, 48, thought his family was behind him when he rushed to the door but they weren’t. The minute he opened the door the house became an inferno. A sixth child, Randy, 15 was sleeping in a nearby camper vehicle and was not injured. The blaze may have been touched off when a double-barrel wood-burning heating stove overheated, according to Chief Sheriff’s Deputy Gordon Sunquist. Mrs. Ackerman was the former Ruth Patterson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Patterson, former residents of the Paradise and Flora area for approximately 20 years. The Pattersons now live at Route 1 Box 62-D, Sheridan, Montana 59749. Ruth was second cousin to Oris Yeoman of Enterprise. Wallowa County Chieftain – December 3, 1977 (date was hand written on the obituary) Transcribed by Dixie...

Biographical Sketch of Ackerman, Theodore

Ackerman, Theodore president of Russell Bank. This bank was opened for business July 10, 1877. The bank building was erected in 1878, at a cost of $3,700 It is built of stone, 22×40 feet, two stories high. Charles P. Copeland is cashier. E. Copeland, of Middletown Springs, Vt., is interested in the same. The bank correspondents are: United States National Bank of New York City, First National Bank of Chicago, Ill.; Bank of Kansas City, Mo.; and First National Bank of Leavenworth, Kan The deposits equal $40,000 to $90,000. Mr. Ackerman first came to Russell, Kan., in 1871, with the Northwestern Colony. He then embarked in merchandising until 1878. He was born in Rodendale, Wis., in 1849. He began life as a clerk for his father, Henry I. Ackerman, in general merchandise, which he continued until coming to Kansas. Was married, in 1877, to Miss Libbie Holly, a native of New York State. They have one daughter Myrtle Jessie. He was the first County Clerk of Russell County; was also secretary of the Northwestern Colony, and is now president of it. He has held several town offices,...

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