Bio: Ruhmer, Gustaf Adolph (1858 - 1930)

Contact: Dan Rusch-Fischer


Surnames: Ruhmer, Moritz, Luckian, Chase, Kenney, Walkowski, Schief, Bach

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 11/28/1963

Ruhmer, Gustaf Adolph (22 MAR 1858 - 26 NOV 1930)

Below is a bit of Bio:/info if you would like to use regarding Gustav Adolph Ruhmer.

Pa & Ma, Moritz (Mintz) and Louise (nee Luckian) Ruhmer farmed about 2 miles west of Dorchester and had 17 children in all. Their sons Gustav A. & Mrs. Rosilla (nee Chase), Edwin H. and Mrs. Emma (nee Kenney) were each contributors to the early history of Dorchester.

G.A. Ruhmer built the first house on lot 22 where Wayne Walkowski lives and rents the upstairs. Gus also ran one of the first insurance agencies in Dorchester and competed directly with Ed H Winchester and his agency.

Edwin H. Ruhmer owned the National Lumber & Cedar Company for 2 years, was the General Manager of the Ole Paulson Sawmill, built a planing mill in Stetsonville, and built a home on Lot 7 in Dorchester for his family that was later sold to the local dentist, Dr. & Mrs. A. W. Schief; and which is owned today by Dennis & Julie Bach.

Bio: Ruhmer, Gustaf Adolph
Born: 22-Mar-1858 Port Washington, Ozaukee Co, WI
"Wisconsin Births 1820-1907" Reel: 0232 No: 001675

His Father: Moritz (Mintz) Ruhmer
His Mother: Louise Luckian
He Died: 26-Nov-1930 Rockford, Winnebago Co, IL
He is Buried: 29-Nov-1930 Pine Grove Cemetery, Dale, Outagamie Co, WI
"Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947" FHL #1653487

He Married: Rosilla E Chase (b. Aug-1861, d. ?)
Marriage Date: 8 Mar 1885, Marathon Co
"Wisconsin Marriages Pre-1907" v. 01, p. 0367

Her Parents: Thomas Chase b. 16-Dec-1831 NY, d. Mar-1908 Waupaca WI
Mary Jane Parker b. 23-Dec-1831 Lyman NH, d. 5-Dec-1903 Dale WI
(m. 6-Jan-1867)
Her Grandfather: John Geibel

Their Child:
John C Ruhmer b. Jun-1888
"1900 US Census, WI, Outagamie, Dale, ED 80, p 2B"
I can only account for 12 of the 17 children with the spotty information below:

Surname Given Name Gender Age in 1880 Birth Year Birthplace Death Place
Rhumer Moritz (Mintz) Sr. Male 50 1-Dec-1829 Germany 18-Apr-16 Sheboygan, WI
Rhumer Louisa (Luckian) Female 43 Sep-1836 Germany ?? ??
Rhumer Gustaf Adolph Male 22 22-Mar-1858 Milwaukee, WI 26-Nov-1930 Rockford, IL
Rhumer Frederich Male 21 29-Sep-1859 Milwaukee, WI 15-Oct-1859 Ozaukee Co, WI
Rhumer Emma J Female 20 20-Sep-1860 Milwaukee, WI
Rhumer Bertha Female 17 01-Sep-1862 Milwaukee, WI
Rhumer Moritz (Mintz) Jr. Male 16 11-Oct-1864 Milwaukee, WI 15-Feb-1865 Ozaukee Co, WI
Rhumer Otto Male 16 11-Oct-1864 Milwaukee, WI 30-Jun-1866 Ozaukee Co, WI
Rhumer Hedwig (Hattie) Female 13 20-Nov-1866 Milwaukee, WI
Rhumer Emil Male 11 18-Nov-1868 Port Washington, WI
Rhumer Dora Louise Female 9 9-Nov-1870 Port Washington, WI
Rhumer Augusta Female 6 abt 1874 Sheboygan, WI
Rhumer Edwin H Male 4 Feb-1876 Sheboygan, WI 1944 Price Co, WI
Rhumer Martha Female 10m Aug-1879 Sheboygan, WI

Additional Notes by Marsha Hosfeld

Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930
Name: Edwin H Ruhmer, Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Spouse's Name: Emma Kenney, Spouse's Birthplace: Marinette, Wisconsin
Event Date: 05 Aug 1903, Event Place: Dorchester, Clark, Wisconsin
Father's Name: Maurice Ruhmer, Mother's Name: Louise Luckiaw
Spouse's Father's Name: James Kenney, Spouse's Mother's Name: Albina Laberge
Race: White, Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M00345-5
System Origin: Wisconsin-EASy, GS Film number: 1275574, Reference ID: P 278 # 71



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