Extended Families of Fred & Barbara Fields

Louis Hammerslough

Louis HammersloughAge: 67 years18351903

Name
Louis Hammerslough
Given names
Louis
Surname
Hammerslough
Birth August 25, 1835 34 30
Birth of a brotherEdward Hammerslough
November 14, 1837 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a sisterJohanna Hammerslough
April 22, 1839 (Age 3 years)

Birth of a brotherSamuel Hammerslough
January 29, 1842 (Age 6 years)
Immigration 1854 (Age 18 years)

Census June 14, 1860 Age: 24 years
Occupation
Merchant
June 14, 1860 (Age 24 years)
MarriageRachel HaarView this family
1861 (Age 25 years)

Birth of a son
#1
Seymour Hammerslough
November 11, 1863 (Age 28 years)

Birth of a son
#2
Julius Hammerslough
October 1865 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3
Jeanette Hammerslough
November 16, 1867 (Age 32 years)
Death of a sonSeymour Hammerslough
January 28, 1868 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4
Ella Hammerslough
August 1, 1869 (Age 33 years)
Census June 9, 1870 (Age 34 years) Age: 35 years
Occupation
Retail Clothing
June 9, 1870 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a son
#5
Edward W. Hammerslough
October 21, 1872 (Age 37 years)

Death of a sonEdward W. Hammerslough
February 26, 1873 (Age 37 years)
Birth of a son
#6
Morris Hammerslough
June 18, 1874 (Age 38 years)
Death of a sonMorris Hammerslough
July 13, 1874 (Age 38 years)
Birth of a daughter
#7
Sarah Hammerslough
August 19, 1875 (Age 39 years)
Birth of a son
#8
Ollie Hammerslough
November 28, 1877 (Age 42 years)

Birth of a son
#9
Albert Hammerslough
about 1878 (Age 42 years)

Death of a motherJulia Benjamin
January 23, 1878 (Age 42 years)
Census June 8, 1880 Age: 44 years
Occupation
Clothing Merchant
June 8, 1880 (Age 44 years)
Death of a fatherSolomon A. Hammerslough
May 8, 1881 (Age 45 years)
Birth of a son
#10
Walter Samuel Hammerslough
October 23, 1881 (Age 46 years)
Death of a sonOllie Hammerslough
February 11, 1883 (Age 47 years)

Marriage of a childSamuel R. LipsisJeanette HammersloughView this family
June 10, 1886 (Age 50 years)
Death of a wifeRachel Haar
March 8, 1895 (Age 59 years)
Census June 1, 1900 (Age 64 years) Age: 63 years
Occupation
Real Estate Agent
June 1, 1900 (Age 64 years)
Occupation
Merchant
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Death June 22, 1903 (Age 67 years)
Last change April 6, 201617:27:34

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father
mother
Marriage:
elder brother
14 months
elder sister
2 years
himself
2 years
younger brother
17 months
younger sister
3 years
younger brother
Family with Rachel Haar - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: 1861
3 years
son
Seymour HammersloughSeymour Hammerslough
Birth: November 11, 1863 28 19
Death: January 28, 1868Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, USA
2 years
son
Julius Hammerslough and Philip Haas Hammerslough - 1894Julius Hammerslough
Birth: October 1865 30 21New York, New York, New York, USA
Death: September 30, 1956New York, New York, New York, USA
2 years
daughter
21 months
daughter
Louis Hammerlough - 1888 SS Lahn Passenger ListElla Hammerslough
Birth: August 1, 1869 33 24Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, USA
Death: July 2, 1955Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
3 years
son
Edward W HammersloughEdward W. Hammerslough
Birth: October 21, 1872 37 28
Death: February 26, 1873Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, USA
20 months
son
Morris HammersloughMorris Hammerslough
Birth: June 18, 1874 38 29Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, USA
Death: July 13, 1874Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, USA
14 months
daughter
Sarah & Ella HammersloughSarah Hammerslough
Birth: August 19, 1875 39 31Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, USA
Death: January 2, 1953Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
2 years
son
13 months
son
4 years
son

Note

From "History of Kansas City, Missouri", edited by Theo. S. Case, D. Mason & Co. Publishers, Syracuse, NY, 1888, pages 527-29:

HAMMERSLOUGH, LOUIS. The very popular and well-known gentleman who is the subject of this article was born in Hanover, Germany, August 25, 1835, and is descended from one of the oldest and most influential families of his native country. His father was a man of strong native intellect and retained his mental and physical faculties to a ripe old age. His mother was devoted to the welfare of her family, and by precept and example sought to instill into the minds of her children a love of truth, honor, and sobriety. To the teachings of this excellent couple Mr. Hammerslough acknowledges his indebtedness for much of his success in life; his three brothers, leading clothing manufacturers and merchants of New York, all hold the memory of their parents in the highest veneration, and, as did Mr. Hammerslough, took unwearying pleasure in gladdening their declining years , and and making their old age joyful with their grateful and affectionate contributions.

At the early age of nineteen Mr. Hammerslough began to manifest that spirit of enterprise and go-ahead-activeness that has since distinguished him, and he determined to come to America to carve out his own future. He arrived in this country in 1854 with but little money in his purse, but with a strong resolution to win, backed by indomitable energy, untiring industry and unquestionable integrity, that has forced him unaided to the front rank of businessmen. He began his career in America as a dry goods merchant in Baltimore, Md., and at the end of two years removed to Springfield, Ill., where he passed the succeeding two years in the same business, associated with his three brothers, who had preceded him there.

In February, 1858, Mr. Hammerslough located in Kansas City, Mo., where he was a very successful merchant and clothier until his retirement from trade in 1886, known as a liberal, enterprising and progressive business man, and recognized as one of the most extensive advertisers in the city. The trade he built up was one of the largest in its line, and his name became the synonym for square dealing and liberal treatment. When he arrived in Kansas City the town was in its infancy, but his business sagacity foresaw the growth and commercial importance of the future Gate City to the Great Southwest, and amply was his judgement rewarded, as his trade grew steadily with the growing city, and as the legitimate result of good management, a liberal business policy and sterling integrity, he amassed a goodly fortune.

In every worthy enterprise, he has had a prominent part, taking a lively interest in the progressive march of Kansas City, and his enthusiastic spirit and practical common sense have served to infuse life and vigor into some of its most substantial successes, for he has been prominently connected with nearly every enterprise that has promised advancement to the home of his adoption. He was one of the original committee that organized the first exposition, some years ago, which developed into an annual fair, the fame of which spread throughout the West, and did much to bring Kansas City into prominence, and conceived and organized the first Board of Trade, which in its time greatly aided the city's trade and commerce. He has shown his faith in the permanent growth of the city by investing largely in real estate. While his holdings are mostly suburban, he is the owner of several fine pieces of "inside" property which is valuable from its location and the character of the buildings upon it. His handsome residence on Central Street near Sixteenth, was erected under his own personal supervision, with an eye single to the comfort of his family. He was one of the organizers, about twenty years ago, of the B,nai Jehudah Congregation, and has long been its president. He is also president of the German Printing and Publishing Company, publishers of the "Morning Post", a daily paper printed in German which has a large patronage and is regarded as one of the influential journals of the city.

Mr. Hammerslough was married in 1861, and has an interesting family of children. His love for those of his own household, like his filial affection, is strong and unwavering, and his home is the dwelling place of peace, pleasure and contentment. He is a member of both the Masonic and Odd Fellows orders. In politics he is a Republican, but not a strong partisan, sustaining such men and measures as in his judgement will best promote the public welfare. As previously stated, he is connected with the Jewish Church. It may be added that - just to his fellowmen, liberal to the needy, benevolent, charitable and kind to all - he endeavors to live his religion from day to day, acknowledging with reverence the claims of the Supreme Being to the worship and obedience of mankind. Vivacity of thought and conversation, energy and almost tireless activity, are some of his most striking characteristics. He delights in humorous sallies, and seems always to be in the best of humor with himself and his fellowmen. He is affable, entertaining, and full of good will, and these qualities have contributed to his personal and business popularity. Still in the prime of his life, in perfect health, and in the vigor of robust manhood, with a large and valuable experience, and sound, practical judgment, he is emphatically a busy man, and will wear out rather than rust out, and his future promises to be as useful as his past has been active and successful. Without inherited wealth or influential friends he has attained his present position by personal energy, business ability and strict business habits. In personal appearance he is of medium height, and with a strongly knit and compactly built frame. His manners are courteous and engaging, and he is universally regarded as one of Kansas City's most valued and progressive citizens."

Louis Hammerslough was one of the founding members of the Kansas City, Missouri Park Board. He was a clothier and was the first Kansas City merchant to receive merchandise from the east following the Civil War. His shipment reached Kansas City on a train whose locomotive was named The Louis Hammerslough. He was also one of the founding members, in 1870, of Congregation B'nai Jehudah. The congregation was formed in a hall above a grocery store at 6th & Walnut, where 25 settlers had gathered. (Source: Bruce Preston, preston.bruce@comcast.net).

Hammerslough was the pioneer clothing merchant in Kansas City, arriving in 1858 from his native Germany. He established his clothing store at the southwest corner of 5th & Main, called the Hammerslough Building, for many years a landmark in Kansas City, and later a store at 9th & Main, with the family residence on Central near 16th. (Source: Kansas City, Missouri Public Library) (BCM)

He was President of the Congregation B'nai Jehudah, Kansas City, Missouri, 1873-1875 and 1887-1889.

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