"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.
Hammes, Edward N. vice president and general manager of the Radcliffe Manufacturing Co., of Eagle River, Vilas County, and a man of wide knowledge and practical experience in the lumber business, was born at Green Bay, Wis., Feb. 6, 1886, son of John H. and Anna (STRAKA) HAMMES. The parents were both born at this place, and the father was for many years connected with the logging and lumber industry, also carrying on farming. At one time he quit lumbering in that vicinity, but in 1900 resumed it as Padus, Forest County, as head of the firm of J. H. Hammes & Sons. Edward N. HAMMES acquired his education in Green Bay, and subsequently until 1918 was connected with his father in the logging and lumber business. He then became a salesman for the Brown Land & Lumber Co., remaining in that position until Dec. 31, 1920. He then came to Eagle River and organized E. N. HAMMES Co., jobbers of forest products, being in partnership with Amos RADCLIFFE and C. M. CHRISTIANSEN. Eighteen months later Mr. RADCLIFFE sold out his interest in the concern, to C. M. CHRISTIANSEN and Mr. HAMMES and on Nov. 1, 1922, the Radcliffe Manufacturing Co. was founded, of which, was already stated Mr. HAMMES is vice president and general manager. Mr. HAMMES was married Nov. 26, 1912, in Padus, Wis., to Anna PHILLIPPI, daughter of Peter and Anna (BROWN) PHILLIPPI. Her father is now a resident of Athens, Marathon County, Wis., her mother being deceased. To Mr. and Mrs. HAMMES three children have been born, Mary, Raymond and Russell, the eldest of whom is attending school. Mr. HAMMES and his family are members of the Catholic Church and occupy a good social position in Eagle River.
Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 617-618; History of Lincoln, Oneida and Vilas Counties Wisconsin; Compiled by George O. Jones, Norman S. McVean and Others 1924, H. C. Cooper, Jr. & Co