Herman C. Timm Chilton Times June 30, 1906
Came to This County Over Half a Century Ago and Was a Prominent Business Man and Citizen
Another pioneer of Calumet County departed this life on Wednesday, June 27, at 9 o'clock a.m. at the village of New Holstein.
Herman C. Timm was born at Mame, in the province of Holstein, Germany, on November 13, 1834, and emigrated to America with his parents in 1848 settling at New Holstein, this county, where he resided until his death. In 1864 he purchased a farm and was united in matrimony to Miss Augusta Muenster. He remained on the farm until 1872 when he embarked in the grain business at New Holstein and in 1879 erected the first elevator in that town. He did a thriving business and in 1892 took into partnership his son-in-law, Geo. H. Schroeder, and the firm erected another elevator in Hayton, since which time Mr. Timm has been an important factor in the grain business in this county. In 1893 the New Holstein elevator was destroyed by fire and the same year rebuilt. Mr. Timm was also active in other lines of business and was ever ready to promote the business interests of his village. In 1902, he founded the State Bank of New Holstein and at the time of his death was president of the bank, having held that position since the organization. He was the first president of this village after its corporation and also the president of the New Holstein Mercantile Company.
Mr. Timm was not a man to push himself into prominence but with a generous heart, good business ability and a warm feeling toward all mankind, he won this high position in the esteem of his fellow citizens and by square dealing in his business transactions amassed a comfortable income. His hands were always stretched forth to help in a worthy cause and on all matters his judgment was eagerly sought and always freely given. Starting as poor man, his life demonstrates what can be accomplished by honesty, thrift and industry and the loss by his death, to New Holstein village will be a severe one.
He is survived by his widow, and seven children, Mrs. Geo Schroeder, Mrs. Geo. Levernez, Misses Emma, Amelia, Agatha and H. C. Timm Jr., of New Holstein, and Dr. E. Timm of Milwaukee. The funeral will take place today, Saturday at New Holstein, at 2 o'clock p.m. As a token of respect in which Mr. Timm was held by his fellow citizens, the president of this village has issued a proclamation requesting all business houses to close during the funeral hour, from 2 to 3 o'clock.
Giesbert Timm (1801 - 1874)
Marina Claussen Timm (1811 - 1873)
Augusta Muenster Timm (1845 - 1906)
Bertha Timm Schroeder (1865 - 1921)*
Eliese Timm Leverenz (1869 - 1941)*
Emilie O Timm (1873 - 1953)*
Agatha Augusta Timm (1881 - 1942)*
Herman C Timm (1885 - 1975)*
Henning A Timm (1832 - 1914)*
Herman C Timm (1834 - 1906)
Tina Timm Kramer (1841 - 1937)*
Ida Timm Hill (1843 - 1929)*
Christian Timm (1848 - 1916)*
New Holstein City Cemetery
Created by: Rose Mohnsam
Record added: Aug 24, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41107138