John Lupia submitted the following information from the online draft of his book of numismatic biographies for this week's installment of his series. Thanks. As always, this is an excerpt with the
full article and bibliography available online. This week's subject is coin dealer H. C. Kammeyer. -Editor
Herman "Henry" C. Kammeyer (1879-1949), was born at Lace, Downers Grove, Cook County, Illinois, on October 15, 1879, son of immigrant farmers from Hanover, Germany, Friedrich Herman Kammeyer (1841-196),
and Dorothea Kammeyer (1853-1941).
In 1885, he and his family moved to Fredericksburg, Iowa.
In 1895, he moved to Brookfield, Illinois, then called Grossdale, and later on at La Grange, where he worked as a clerk in a grocery owned by the Mandel Brothers. While there he became fascinated by coins he encountered
over the counter and began collecting.
From 1903 to 1906 he continued working in the grocery business opening his own store at Hinsdale, Illinois, in a town where he remained the rest of his life.
On May 5, 1904 he married Wilhelmine "Minnie" Dorothea Dieke (1881-1961).
From 1916 to 1928, he opened a garage selling automobiles on Chicago Avenue and Lincoln Street, keeping both the grocery store and garage while he still kept a sideline selling insurance.
From 1928-1949, he remained in the insurance business at Hinsdale.
He applied to the ANA in September 1937, and in October he became ANA Member No. 6501.
On January 4, 1939, he became a member of the Chicago Coin Club.
From 1944 to 1949, when he retired he suffered five strokes.
He died on Wednesday night, September 7, 1949, of cerebral hemorrhage. He was a little more than a month short of 70 years of age. He was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church. He is buried in the Zion Lutheran
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