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John H and August Hammes of Detroit

Posted: 23 Aug 2010 3:17PM GMT
Classification: Query
I am trying to find information on John H. Hammes and August Hammes. They were officers in my Grandfather's company, Sewell Cushion Wheel of Detroit, MI.
There are a couple patents assigned to the company with John H. Hammes as inventor.
The Sewell company made wheels for fire rigs and service vehicles from about 1910 to 1929 in Detroit.
If anyone is interested I can give the patent numbers.
marylynnefarrell@charter.net

Re: John H and August Hammes of Detroit

Posted: 7 Jan 2013 12:28PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Hammes
Regarding the Hammes brothers. August Hammes is my Paternal Grandfather. He was born October 26 1894 and died August 06 1967. His brother John was born January 23 1896 and died October 24 1986. August Hammes was a Detroit Firefighter and retired at the rank of Captain. I am currently researching more of my families history after the passing of my father. If you would like to pass on any information it would be greatly appreciated.

Debra Hammes Starrs ddsestarrs@yahoo.com

Re: John H and August Hammes of Detroit

Posted: 8 Jan 2013 7:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Now I am very curious. My Hammes' settled in WI, then my grgrandfather went to Calumet, MI. My dad moved to Detroit about 1940 but I don't know of any John or August. It's not the most common surname so I figure we are likely related somewhere in the tree. Where do John and August hale from


Mary Hammes Hinchman

Re: John H and August Hammes of Detroit

Posted: 9 Jan 2013 2:10PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Hammes
Hi Mary,
I will try to be as helpful as I can but I am going through my dad's records and I remember trying to research the family as we were growing up so this is what I can tell you at this point.
My Great Grandparents were Anna (Mauer) and Michael Hammes. Michaels parents names are Peter Hammes and Maria Assion both born in Germany. Michael came to Newberry Michigan in 1887 (1859 - 1928). They had four children Ferdinand (1890-1919), Gertrude (1893-1949), August (1894-1967) and John (1896 -1986). I hope that this may help you in some manner.

Debra Hammes Starrs

Re: John H and August Hammes of Detroit

Posted: 9 Jan 2013 5:02PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Hammes
The names do not sound familiar. Do you know where in Germany? Mine came from Hasselbach, a small town in the Rhine area.
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