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Celebrate Golden Wedding



Watertown Gazette, 10 30 1908


Last Saturday our esteemed citizens Major George P. Traeumer and wife celebrated their golden wedding at their home, 317 North Washington Street.  Many of their friends and neighbors called to extend their good wishes and wish the happy couple many more pleasant returns of the day.  The decorations in honor of the event were yellow and green, and many choice gifts were presented on the occasion to the venerable couple.  Dinner was served at 6 o'clock, the Misses Alma Feldschneider, Flossie Cairns, Meta Hartig and Millicent Traeumer officiating at the tables . . . Mr. and Mrs. Traeumer were married October 28, 1858, in Milwaukee.  The Major is a native of Germany and his wife of Norway, both coming to America when children.  From the time of their marriage till eleven years ago when they came to Watertown to reside, they were residents of Milwaukee.  While a resident of Milwaukee Major Traeumer held the office of county clerk and also commissioner of public works.  During the war of the rebellion he served as adjutant of the 26th Wisconsin Infantry, and was major of the 4th battalion Wisconsin National Guard, commanding the troops at Bay View during the riots there several years ago.  They are the parents of eight children, six of whom are living.  Our citizens in general take much interest in the golden wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Traeumer and all trust that they may live in the enjoyment of each others company to celebrate many happy returns of their wedding anniversary.



Watertown Gazette, 08 06 1909

`Given Contract—George P. Traeumer & Sons of this city have been awarded the contract for the concrete and reinforced concrete work on the new recitation hall and auditorium of Wayland Academy at Beaver Dam.



George P. Treaumer

George P. Treumer, County Clerk, is a native of Germany, and was born in Heidelberg, in Baden, June 3, 1839.  His parents emigrated to this country in 1849, and came to Milwaukee the same year.  After reaching manhood he engaged in contracting in masonry.  After the war broke out he enlisted and served in Company I, Twenty-sixth Regiment Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, and was promoted to Adjutant of the regiment.  He was wounded at the battles of Chancellorsville and at Resaca, Georgia, serving three years.  Was appointed Deputy County Clerk under Theo. O. Hartmann in 1879, and elected County Clerk in 1880.  He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, of the Grand Army of the Republic, and is Captain of the south Side Turner Rifles, State militia. Mr. Traeumer married Miss Mary A. Peterson, a native of Denmark.  They have five children, Serena, Augusta, Henry, Hans and Hanchen.


Source: History of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, The Western Historical Company, Chicago; A.T. Andreas Proprietor, 1881, pg. 1065



Traeumer, George P, Major

1905, Hans Traeumer obit, father

Traeumer, George P, Major

1908, Mention of

Traeumer, Hans

1905, Obit

Traeumer, Harry

1905, Hans Traeumer obit, brother