Washington Polk Hermann
Submitted by: 
Lisa Marie Sumner

 


Washington Polk Hermann was the third son of Dr. Henry Hermann and came to the Coquille valley with his parents arriving on the 25th day of May 1859, when he was 11 years old, as he was born on the 2nd of Dec. 1848, at Cumberland, Alleghany Co., Maryland. He attended the primary grades in Baltimore and attended the first school taught on the South Coquille river, his brother, Binger Hermann, being in charge.
He went to Douglas county and applied himself diligently to his books with such energy that about the time he reached his majority he passed a creditable examination and became a teacher, which profession he followed with success in Coos and Douglas counties several years.
June 22, 1875, he was united in marriage to Carrie N. Brown. He then engaged in farming, teaching at intervals, until 1877, the young couple moved to Washington Territory. They returned and built up one of the most lovely homes on the South Coquille. The funeral services were held at the residence of the family and at the cemetery on the Hermann homestead July 12, 1899. Rev. Thomas Barklow officiating .
Myrtle Point Enterprise, July 15, 1899

Washington Polk Hermann was from Baltimore but lived most of his life in Oregon.

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