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Herman August Jacob Panzram
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Birth: Sep. 30, 1877
Olmsted County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Dec. 7, 1955
Waseca County
Minnesota, USA

H. Panzram, Historian of County, Dies
Herman Panzram, 78, Waseca county's foremost historian, died of a heart attack last night. Mr. Panzram was taken to Waseca Memorial hospital on Sunday morning after suffering a stroke. He has been ill for quite some time. Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev.'s W. J. Davidson, LeCenter, and John W. Stedman at Pfaff's Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Saturday. Pall bearers will be his grandsons, David and Steven Noetzel, John Zeller, Floyd Falkum, Arthur Stenzel and David Sheppard. Burial will be at Woodville cemetery. The family asks that no flowers be sent. Mr. Panzram was born Sept. 30 near Eyota, Olmsted county, on a farm. His mother died when he was very young and he was raised by Mr. and Mrs. Martin Helvig of Alma City. He attended Janesville high school and graduated from there in 1900. He went a part of a year to the University of Minnesota and began teaching in rural schools. In 1904 he was elected county superintendent and served four years. Mr. Panzram married Pansy Jenkins of Smiths Mill on Oct. 4, 1905. He went into farming shortly after their marriage, but public offices interested him. In 1922 he filed for county auditor. He was elected and served for three terms. He also served seven years as city assessor, rounding out 25 years of public service. Since his retirement he had acted as an accountant and tax consultant. Mr. Panzram was one of the founders of the local Historical Society. He has been active in collecting assembling data for the publication on Waseca County. He headed a drive to purchase the Bookmobile for the Waseca County Library and worked for almost 40 years interesting people in the need for a public library. The Journal for Sept. 21, 1950 says: Distinguished citizens who played a part in the Waseca library movement were singled out for special mention. They were Mrs. D. S. Cummings, Mrs. Fred T. Day, Anton Stucky and Herman Panzram. Mr. Panzram gave the address for the laying of the cornerstone. From the Hennepin County Review, John Markham wrote: We shook John A. Johnson's hand at his desk in the capitol in the summer of 1905 at age 8, as one member of a delegation of some 50 Waseca County School kids who had been squired to the "Twin Cities" to see all the sights (In One Day) by Supt. Of Schools Herman A. Panzram. His early efforts were the beginnings of the present 4-H movement. He is survived by his wife, two sons and four daughters; Lloyd, Waseca; George, Kiester; Mrs. Herbert (Elizabeth) Noetzel, Waseca; Mrs. Harvey (Mary) Zeller, West Concord; Mrs. Maxfield (Carroll) Otto of Hopkins and Miss Violet Panzram, Mankato. Also surviving are 19 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Friends may call at Pfaff's Funeral Home. Waseca Herald 12-8-1955
Contributed by S. R. Allen

BOOK - CHILD'S HISTORY OF WASECA COUNTY. MN., 1854-1904. PUBLISHED IN 1905. Superintendent Herman A. Panzram was born in Olmsted county, Minn., October 1, 1877. His mother died when he was a babe, and he was adopted by his father's sister and husband, Martin Helwig and wife, resident farmers of Freedom. He remained in Freedom until 1855, when the family moved to Alton and thence to Janesville in 1888. He graduated from the Janesville high schol and attended the State University one year. When the Spanish war broke out he was one of the first of the patriotic young men to enlist in Company K, of this county. He spent the summer of 1898 in the service, being stationed most of the time at Chickamauga. He was honorably mustered out in the fall. For the three and a half years following, he was engaged in school teaching. In the fall of 1904 he was elected to the office of county school superintendent and holds this position at the present writing. He is also publisher of the Waseca County Teacher, and is thoroughly devoted to the cause of education. He was married to Mis Pansy E. Jenkins October 4, 1905. 
Family links: 
  Johann Gottlieb Panzram (1843 - 1926)
  Pansy E Jenkins Panzram (1885 - 1981)*
  Elizabeth Bertha Panzram Noetzel (1906 - 2007)*
  Lloyd Elbert Panzram (1908 - 1991)*
  Violet Mazel Panzram (1910 - 1996)*
  George Jenkins Panzram (1917 - 1981)*
  Mary Sophie Panzram Ingham (1873 - 1950)*
  Herman August Jacob Panzram (1877 - 1955)
  Albert B Panzram (1884 - 1961)*
  Carl Panzram (1891 - 1930)*
*Calculated relationship
Woodville Cemetery
Waseca County
Minnesota, USA
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