Bio: Hyman, Morris C. (Commemorative Bio - 1895)

Poster: Crystal Wendt


Morris C. Hyman

Morris C. Hyman  a prominent and popular citizen of Tomahawk, Lincoln County, is a native of Prussia, having first seen the light there November 26, 1859, in which country was also born his father, Isaac Hyman. The latter was married in early life, and had a family of eight children, six of whom are now living, viz.: Morris C., Abe D., Isaac, Rachel, Lena L. and Sarah. The mother of these died in January, 1891. At one time Isaac Hyman was a hotel-keeper, but later in life he engaged in the milling business, and at present he is the owner of a large gristmill. He visited his sons in America in 1893, remaining here one year, then returning to Europe.

The subject proper of this sketch received a good common school education, and is also well versed in the Hebrew language. He came to America at the age of sixteen, and secured a situation in a notion store in Chicago, Ill., where he remained one year; then went on the road, selling jewelry, continuing thus for five years. In course of time he and another opened a clothing store in Minneapolis, Minn., which they carried on for one year, then sold out, and in 1883 Mr. Hyman located in Merrill, Lincoln Co., Wis., and commenced the saloon business with his brother Abe, who had joined him. In the fall of 1887 he removed to Tomahawk and opened a saloon, the brothers still continuing the business at Merrill, both wholesale and retail, also conducting a similar establishment at Raum, Wis., and they have been in business together ever since the arrival of Abe in America. The Hyman Brothers have also dealt quite extensively in pine lands and hardwood in Wisconsin, besides owing city property at Merrill. In addition to their place of business at Tomahawk, a brick store and other similar property, they are interested in real estate, in which they deal extensively. They are representative self-made men and typical “hustlers,” respected for their honest straightforward way of doing business. Morris C. Hyman in politics is a Democrat, an active worker in the ranks of the party, and was a delegate to the county conventions. He was on of the first alderman of Tomahawk, and in the spring of 1895, was elected major of that city, the campaign proving a very hot one. Socially he is a member of the I. O. O. F. Lodge at Tomahawk. Mr. Hyman has not yet enlisted into the noble army of Benedicts, being still single.

---Source: Commemorative Biographical Record of the Upper Wisconsin Counties of Waupaca, Portage, Wood, Marathon, Lincoln, Oneida, Vilas, Langlade and Shawano. publ. 1895 by J. H. Beers & Co., Chicago 1110 pages, illustrated; Page 84-85


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