PETER HAMACHER


From History of Dane County, Wisconsin, publ. by Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1880, page 995

PETER HAMACHER, proprietor of the Madison House, also grocer and saloon-keeper; is the son of Bartholomew and Mary HAMACHER, and was born in the province of Rhine, Oct. 21, 1823; he came to America and direct to Madison, Wis. in May 1852; Mr. H. was for six years a soldier in Germany, serving from 1844 to 1850, and participating in the war of 1847-48; he owns a farm of 130 acres to the southwest of Madison, 100 acres of the same being under cultivation. Nov. 22, 1852, Mr. H. married Miss Lucy ROLAND, who was born in Germany Dec. 6, 1818; they have six children - John, Matthew, Frank, Maggie, Peter and Mary; the third son, Frank, married Miss Clara SCHOEN, Jan. 12, 1879; they have one child, Sophia, who was born Oct 29, 1879. Mr. H. and family belong to the Roman Catholic Church.


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