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Fred W. Gamm


Celebrate Silver Wedding



Watertown Gazette, 08 12 1920


Fred W. Gamm and wife celebrated their silver wedding last Sunday afternoon and evening at their home, 221 College Avenue.  On this happy occasion were present all their children as follows:  Mr. and Mrs. Theo. Gamm and family of Sullivan; Rev. and Mrs. E. R. Gamm of McIntosh, S. Dak.; Mr. and Mrs. E. Winter Gamm of Lebanon; Edward Gamm of Aberdeen, S. Dak.; Miss Martha Gamm of Minneapolis; Miss. Severa Gamm, Ralph and Fred Gamm of this city.  Others present were Mrs. M. Wartschow, a sister of Mrs. Gamm of Colby; Mr. and Mrs. John Gamm of Watertown; Mrs. August Gamm and Miss. A. Gamm of Milwaukee; Miss Sophie Gamm of this city; Mr. and Mrs. O. Uttech of Lebanon.


Mr. Gamm is the popular cashier of the Bank of Watertown, with which bank he has been connected 28 years.  Mr. and Mrs. Gamm are two of Watertown’s most esteemed citizens, and have the hearty wishes of all our people that they may live to celebrate many happy returns of their wedding day.



Watertown Daily Times, 03 27 1941


Fred W. Gamm, of this city, former cashier of the Bank of Watertown and now acting temporarily as the cashier of the Ixonia State Bank, was credited today with having thwarted an attempt to rob the Ixonia bank Friday afternoon.  Mr. Gamm was alone in the bank when two armed men entered the place and ordered him to 'stick 'em up'.  He complied with their request and started edging slowly toward a rear door.  Just as he reached the exit Gamm leaped and escaped into a back room.  The two armed men evidently feared he had gone for assistance and fled without attempting to obtain any loot.  Mr. Gamm notified authorities and bankers here learned of the holdup attempt some time later.


Severa Gamm Thompson

1908 - 1965


Source: Wisc. State Journal, 03 06 1965

Severa is daughter of Friedrich William Adolph Gamm and Hedwig Schlimpf


Mrs Thomas A. Thompson, 56, of 823 Tompkins Dr., died Wed. (3-3-1965) in a Madison hospital after a brief illness.  The former Severa Gamm was born in Watertown and was a Madison resident for the past 25 years. She was married in 1934.  Mrs Thompson was a graduate of Northwestern College in Watertown and was employed as supervisor at the Rural Mutual Insurance Co.  Survivors include her husband; two sisters, Mrs. E. H. Winter, Lebanon; and Mrs. Arthur Bratass, Minneapolis, MN; three brothers, the Rev. Edgar Gamm Sr., Marshall, MN; Eldor Gamm, Ft Worth, TX; and Fred Gamm, Milwaukee.  The funeral will be Saturday in the East Side Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2310 Independence Lane, with the Rev. Karl G. Bast officiating.  Burial will be in Watertown [Oak Hill Cemetery].



Fred Gamm Home

600 Clyman Street

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