Philipp Hermann

PHILIPP HERRMANN, a merchant of Latrobe, Pennsylvania, was born February 14, 1853, in Seckenheim, Germany, the son of Frank B. and Eva C. (Heckmann) Hermann.

Philipp Hermann emigrated to this country, November 15, 1881, at the age of twenty-eight, landed in New York city, and later traveled to Latrobe, Pa., where he settled. He received a part of his educational training in Germany, and also attended school for two years in Latrobe, thus acquiring a good knowledge of the English language. For the nine succeeding years after leaving school he was occupied in farming and also in the coal business. In 1890 he entered into partnership with August Schneider, and together they built and opened the Loyalhanna brewery, which since has become one of the largest and most successful breweries in Latrobe. Mr. Herrmann is a large property holder, and still deals quite extensively in the coal business. He is a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Lodge No. 514, of Latrobe, Pennsylvania; the B. P. O. E., of Latrobe, Pennsylvania, and the F. O. E.

Mr. Hermann married, June 22, 1882, Susanna Hacker, and their children were: Philipp, deceased; Susanna, deceased; Frances J., Charles J., and Frederick W. Mrs. Herrmann passed away May 7, 1889, and Mr. Herrmann took for his second wife, November 6, 1891, Catharine Phoebe Cramer, born June 8, 1863, daughter of John Cramer. Their children were: Elsie, deceased; Harry, deceased; Eddie, Daisy, Minnie and George. In politics Mr. Hermann is a Republican, and has been a councilman from the First ward. In religious affairs Mr. Herrmann and family are members of the Reformed church.

Source: History of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, Volume II, by John N. Boucher. New York, The Lewis Publishing Company, 1906, Page 276-7.
Transcribed by Carol C. Eddleman for the Westmoreland County History Project.
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