Transcribed by G McCall from:


By Luther B. Hill, A. B., With the Assistance of Local Authorities, Volume II, Illustrated, The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago / New York, 1910, Page 209

William Herzog, manager of the Herzog Trading Company, the largest mercantile house in Braggs, was reared in the state of Mississippi, in the village of Myersville. His father, Simon Herzog, was one of the earliest merchants in that village. The family came originally from Germany, settling in Vicksburg.

William Herzog came to Oklahoma in 1905, settling in Fort Gibson, where he entered the employ of J. L. Landworth as clerk, and remained with him eighteen months. The store at Braggs was first opened with Mr. Landworth as president and Mr. Herzog as manager. They carry a stock of general merchandise to the amount of about nine thousand dollars, and do business principally among the farmers, receiving their full share of the patronage of their fellow townsmen. Their annual business amounts to from thirty to thirty-five thousand dollars, and they employ three or four clerks. They have the agency for the famous john Deere plows and farm machinery, in which they have a large trade. Mr. Herzog has won his present position by enterprise and industry, and has learned good business methods and principles. He has the confidence of the entire community, and the class of goods he buys is of the best.

Mr. Herzog married, in January, 1907, Sallie Stockner, of Lake Providence, Louisiana, a native of Mississippi, whose family originally emigrated from Germany. They have one daughter, Lucile May.

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