Lt. Col. Herman L. Page
27 AUG 1818
life insurance agent
Mayor of Milwaukee
15 OCT 1873
died during one of his European tours
Aged: 55.1 years
Occupation: Pipe organ builder
His name: Herman L. Page, Esq.
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:
Chin: medium [?]