Biography of Conrad Hammann
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Hammann, Conrad, son of Conrad and Elizabeth (Eike) Hammann, was born in Darmstadt, Germany, January 2, 1849, came to America with his parents in 1854 and was educated in the Albany public schools, working summers to enable him to study winters. In 1864 he learned the barber's trade with George Helt, in Albany, where he remained two and a half years. In 1867 he came to Troy and worked for George Steenberg until 1871, when on May 1 he started in business for himself at No. 8 State street. March 3, 1878, he sold out and returned to Mr. Steenberg's and on April 9, 1881, he opened his present barber shop. Mr. Hammann is a member of Harmensinger Germanliloches and in 1869 was elected a member of Athenia Lodge No. 96, I. O. O. F., but left it the same year to become a charter member of Rhein Lodge No. 248, I. O. O. F.; he is a member of Augusta Lodge of Rebecca, I. O. O. F. and was a member of America Lodge No. 37, K. P., until the charter was surrendered, when he joined Guttenberg Lodge No. 112, of which he has held every office up to and including that of chancellor. In 1882 he joined King Solomon's Primitive Lodge No. 91, F. & A. M., Bloss Council No. 15, K. T. and has attained all the Scottish Rite degrees, including the thirty second; he is also a member of Oriental Temple, Nobles of Mystic Shrine; he is an honorably discharged member of Co. K, 24th Regt., which disbanded in 1879 and is a member of the IVIannerchor Singing Society. July 13, 1868, he married Rebe Toxina, daughter of Charles Rhodes, of Troy. She died July 24, 1892, and August 29, 1893, he married Julia Rupp, widow of Andrew Ford. He had two children by his first wife, Conrad, jr., who married Catharine Boyce of Troy, April 15, 1896, and Daisy R., who was married to Herman F. Pussut, in February, 1892.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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