Biography of Martin Ruhlman


Ruhlman, Martin, East Hamburg, p. o. Orchard Park, was born in Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany, September 25, 1833. He was educated in their schools and came to America with his parents in 1847, locating in New York city, where he worked at his trade of boot making. In 1861 he came to Orchard Park, where he is a farmer and market gardener, April 24, 1864, he married Catherine Hammerschmidt, and. they had seven children: Minnie, Kate, George J, Martin, jr., Frederick, Henry W. and John L. Minnie married John Hodson and they have four children: William H., Warren, George and Alice. George J. Ruhlman held the office of overseer of the poor for one year. Mr. Ruhlman's father, Jacob, was born in Germany in 1795. He married Dorothy Hammerschmidt, and they had seven children: Jacob, Catherine, Philip, Peter, Martin (as above), George and Minnie. Mr. Ruhiman died in 1852 and his widow in 1882. Mrs. Ruhiman's father, Martin Hammerschmidt, was born in Germany, in 1827 He was married twice; his first wife was Caroline Schwab, and they had seven children; two died in infancy and the others are as follows: Wilhelmina, Catherine (as above), Henry, Jacob and Martin. Mr. Hammerschmidt died in 1874 and his wife in 1862.

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