Shelby County

George Hemm

Male 1865 - Yes, date unknown


George Hemm

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 804

     capitalist, and for many years identified with the nursery business in Shelby county, O., belongs to one of the old and substantial families of the county and is the only surviving son of the late George Hemm, who was one of the most highly respected and worthy men of this section for many years. George Hemm, the younger, was born at Sidney, O., March 31, 1865, a son of George and Bernadina (Dickas) Hemm.
     The mother of Mr. Hemm were born in Bavaria, Germany, and still survives. The father was a native of Baden but was reared in Bavaria and from there entered the German army and was attached to a cavalry regiment during his allotted term of service. He learned the butcher's trade but when he came to America, probably in 1852, he found himself more interested in other lines open to him in America, and after a year spent at Buffalo, N. Y., he made his way to Toledo,O., where he engaged in the nursery business, and one year later came to Sidney. Here, in partnership with Mr. Moore and Mr. McCullough, he established the Sidney Nurseries, in 1885, in which
he continued to be interested until his death, in 1893. He was a devoted Catholic and a worthy and \veil known man. He married Bernadina Dickas and three children were born to them: A babe that died in infancy; George; and Nettie E., who is the wife of Milton M. Wagner.
     George Hemm was reared at Sidney and was educated in the parochial schools and afterward assisted his father in the nursery business, in which he is still interested. He and mother still own the old nursery farm of 135 acres, situated in Clinton township. They occupy the handsome residence on South Main avenue, which the older George Hemm erected in 1875, during a part of the year, but Mr. Hemm passes the winters in Florida and Houston county, Alabama, near Dothan, where he has property and banking interests. Mr. Hemm and his mother are members of the Catholic church. He is identified with the Elks and with several social organizations.

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