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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.


     PETER N. TRAMM now resides about two miles east of Reardan on an estate of two hundred and forty acres.  He is one of the younger men of the Big Bend country and has become thoroughly convinced that it is one of the best places he has ever seen to make a home.  On two different occasions, Mr. Tramm went to California to invest in land and make his home there but each time he returned to Lincoln county and is now content to remain here in the best country.
     Peter N. Tramm was born about thirty miles north from Milwaukee, on August 23, 1870.  His parents, Peter and Mary Tramm, were pioneers of Port Washington, Wisconsin, and also of Lincoln county, Washington.  They are mentioned in another portion of this work.  Our subject was educated in the common schools of Wisconsin.  When fourteen he came with his father and the balance of the family to Lincoln county.  He was employed on the farm with his father and in assisting the farmers round about until he arrived at his majority.  In 1898 he settled on his own farm and since that time has given his attention to its improvement.  His crops are largely the cereals and he raises some stock.  His farm is well improved, with good barn, orchard, windmill and a tasty five-room residence.  The estate is fine wheat land and produces abundantly.
     In the fall of 1898 Mr. Tramm married Miss Gertrude Buckman, a native of Ohio.  Her father, John Buckman, was also a native of the Buckeye State and a machinist.  He came to Washington in early days and engaged in stock raising.  He met his death while working on a threshing machine in this county.  The mother, Margaret Buckman, died at the birth of Mrs. Tramm.  Mrs. Tramm is the youngest of five children and has one sister, Mrs. Fred Garber.  Mr. Tramm is a member of the Odd Fellows and his wife belongs to the Rebekahs.  They both are staunch members of the Lutheran church and are highly respected citizens.  To them four children have been born, Harry, Thelma, Ward, and Lois.
 


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