"History of Lincoln, Oneida, and Vilas Counties Wisconsin"
Compiled by George O.Jones, Norman S. McVean and Others.
Printed in 1924 by H.C.Cooper. Jr. & Co., Minneapoli-Winona MN. ill.
787 pages. The first two hundred pages are history of the three
counties, the remainder of the book is biographies.
Schram, Albert H. a prominent merchant of Merrill, Lincoln County, where he has been established in the furniture business since 1908, was born at Milwaukee, this state, Aug. 26, 1854, son of Frederick and Adelaide (MOELLER) SCHRAM. When he was two years old the family removed to Sheboygan County, and he was there educated. He subsequently learned the trade of carriage maker at Baraboo, Wis., and followed it as a journeyman until 1879, when he opened a shop of his own at Plymouth and here engaged in the carriage and wagon-making business until 1888, when he sold out and entered the furniture and undertaking business there. He was very successful in this and built up a finely stocked and widely patronized establishment. In the spring of 1908 he sold out and came with his family to Merrill, where he established the business of A. H. Schram & Sons, in partnership with his three sons, Alfred H., Clarence A., and Gustav M. In the fall of that year the firm bought the furniture store of Mr. HANKWITZ on the west side of the city, and they have since operated both this and their original store, carrying large and assorted stocks in both establishments and conducting an undertaking business in addition. Mr. SCHRAM is an exceptionally able business man and has taken an active part in many movements which have permanently benefited the community. While in Plymouth he served in many official capacities, including that of alderman from the First Ward, as chief of the fire department, and in 1899 and 1900 as mayor of the city. He is in every way a progressive citizen and is a great asset to Merrill. Mr. SCHRAM was married at Plymouth on Nov. 20, 1878, to Emma BADE, who was born there, daughter of Christopher and Wilhelmina (BORGES) BADE. Five children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. SCHRAM: Alfred H., Nora L., Clarence A., Gustav M., and Clara L., Alfred H., Clarence and Gustav are associated with their father as has been mentioned previously; Nora L. is following the profession of nurse; Gustav M. married Helen GENRICH, daughter of F. W. GENRICH, the prominent attorney of Wausau, and is now living in Merrill; Clara L. is the wife of Harry PETERMAN of Merrill. In the spring of 1923 they purchased the property on the west side where their furniture store is located.
Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 717,
History of Lincoln, Oneida and Vilas Counties Wisconsin;
Compiled by George O. Jones, Norman S. McVean and Others
1924, H. C. Cooper, Jr. & Co
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