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Clemens A. Hahn, Page 679
CLEMENS A. HAHN, senior member of the firm of Hahn & Hauser, which constitutes the Aladdin Soap Company of Sheboygan, is a native of Dodge County, Wis., born January 14, 1865. His father, Peter Hahn, was born in Prussia, Germany, and in 1847 came to America, locating in Dodge County, where he spent the rest of his life as an agriculturist. His death occurred in August, 1888. The mother of our subject, who was also a native of Prussia, Germany, died when the son was about two years of age. Mr. Hahn, Sr., worked for his father until twenty-six years of age, and then began for himself, by working for twenty-five cents a day. By industry and economy he became a well-to-do farmer. He was a Democrat in politics, though never an aspirant for office. In the above family there were ten children, of whom six are living, five sons and a daughter.
Clemens A., the youngest of the family, was reared to farm life, and until 1890 made that his calling. In that year he abandoned the farm, and, in company with A. C. Schantz, started a small soap factory at New London, Wis. About a year later they removed their appliances to Sheboygan, erected a factory, and continued the manufacture of soap. Before the firm commenced operations, Mr. Hahn purchased the interest of his partner, and soon after admitted to partnership J. M. Hauser. They do a prosperous business, making toilet and laundry soap, and give employment to about eight hands.
In Rubicon, Dodge County, Wis., was celebrated October 12, 1890, the union of Mr. Hahn and Miss Mary Multhauf, a native of that county. They have one little son, Raymond J. Both husband and wife are members of the German Catholic Church, and the former belongs to the St. Peter Claver Aid Society.
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