Lt. Col. Herman L. Page
27 AUG 1818
Promoted the educational system and the police during his term.
life insurance agent
15 OCT 1873
died during one of his European tours
Aged: 55.1 years
His name: Herman L. Page, Esq. Residence: Milwaukee Wife's name: Cynthia Barber Date marriage was consummated [yes, that's what it says!]: February 9, 1848 Marriage Performed by (film worn & difficult to decipher): J. Geddes ? Crayhead.
The 1860 federal census shows Herman living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with his wife, Cynthia B. Page and the following children: Katie, age 11, born in Wisconsin J. Jay, 8, born in Wisconsin Anne, 1, born in Wisconsin They also had living in their household: Mary L. Sergeant, 21, born in New York, no occupation listed Mary Printer (Binter?), 24, born in Germany, a domestic Mary N. Printer (Binter?), 22, born in Germany, a domestic Peter Warmont (Marmont?), 24, born in Germany, a domestic Mary L. Sergeant was a daughter of Herman's sister, Louisa Page. Herman listed himself as a farmer that year, with real estate worth $40,000 and personal property worth $10,000.
On April 10, 1869, Herman put in for a passport for travel to Europe for his wife [unnamed, but described in detail], and their daughters Kate, age 20; and Anne, abe 10; and their son, Paul, 8 years old.
But in 1870, they were back in Milwaukee, and the family looked like this: Herman L. Page, 52, born in New York C.B., 46, female, born in New York Kate, 20, born in Wisconsin Anne, 11, born in Wisconsin Paul, 9, born in Wisconsin Herman listed himself at this time as a life insurance agent, with real estate worth $25,000 and personal property worth $25,000. There are a number of property transactions around this time which indicate that Herman was speculating in land.
On March 7, 1873, Herman put in for a passport for himself, his wife, Cynthia B. Page, and daughter, Anna, aged 14; and son, Paul, aged 12. There was a description of him: Age: 55 Stature: 6' Forehead: full Eyes: blue Nose: straight Mouth: ordinary Chin: medium [?] Hair: grey Complexion: florid Face: oval
Herman L. Page was the 9th Mayor of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was elected Mayor in 1859. In 1862-1863, he was the city's police chief. He was very wealthy from real estate and as an insurance agent.