Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing
Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",
published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
HENRY C. TRAMM is one of the
pioneers of Lincoln county, although still a young man. He now resides
about two and one half miles east from Reardan, where he owns one half
section of land. The farm is nearly all laid under tribute to the
production of the cereals and is well improved and in a high state of cultivation.
Henry C. Tramm was born near Milwaukee on
October 19, 1871, being the son of Peter and Mary (Jenson) Tramm, who are
mentioned elsewhere in this volume. Our subject received his education
in Wisconsin and Washington and labored on the farm with his father and
also in handling a threshing machine until he became of age. The
family came to what is now Lincoln county in June, 1881. The father
took a homestead and our subject later bought the half section where he
now lives. He has been here steadily since with the exception of
one trip, taken to the east in 1897.
On October 27, 1897, Mr. Tramm married Miss
Iva Rake, a native of Missouri. Her father, George Rake, was born
on December 29, 1859, in Illinois. He moved to Missouri and later
came to what is now Lincoln county and settled five miles north from Reardan,
where he has steadily resided. Mrs. Tramm is the oldest of three
children, the others being, Guy, at home, and Mrs. V. A. Rapp, living in
Spokane. Mr. Tramm has one brother, Peter and two sisters, Mrs. T.
G. Stevenson and Mrs. William Schultz.
Mr. Tramm belongs to the Odd Fellows, the
Rebekahs, and the Unique Encampment. To Mr. and Mrs. Tramm one child
was born, on June 6, 1889, Merel E.