The achievements of this enterprising gentleman in several lines demonstrate him to be possessed of excellent ability and keen business discrimination and he holds the meed of his labor in good income paving property in various places.

Adam Kammers was born in Cook County, Illinois in June 1865, being the son of Matthew and Lucy Kammers. The father was born in Germany in 1 8 14 and came to the United States in 1848, settling on ten acres, now a part of the city of Chicago. He gardened and later sold his land for excellent prices. He died in 1891. The mother of our subject was born in Germany in 1824 and died in 1876. Adam went with his parents to Tennessee when he was thirteen and later they settled in Iroquois County. Twelve years there and they sold out and removed to Hamilton County. Iowa. Thirteen years were spent there and our subject then came to the Palouse country in 1889. He bought town property and lived in Uniontown for some time and then bought a farm of two hundred and forty acres.

In 1897 he bought his present place, about one mile northwest from Westlake, and now has here a half section. He does a general farm business, raises stock and is well to do. Mr. Kammers has also been operating a blacksmith and wood work shop in Westlake and is doing a good business. He is purchasing property in Vineland and has the contract to erect a Church building there. Mr. Kammers has recently rented his fine farm for six years and is devoting his energies entirely to mechanical work, in which line he is skillful and liberally patronized.

In December 1887, in Wright County, Iowa. Mr. Kammers married Miss Barbara, daughter of Christian and Rate (Elier) Slader, natives of Germany. Mrs. Kammers was born in Germany and has the following named brothers and sisters: Tony, Peter, Susan, Rate. Mr. Kammers has four sisters, Hannah, Lina, Kate and Mary. Four children have been born to our subject and his wife, Frank, John, Walter, William.

Mr. Kammers and his family are all members of the Catholic Church. Politically he is allied with the Democrats and a firm supporter of progress and up building. Mr. Kammers has been successful in another line than what we have mentioned; for six years he has owned and operated a threshing outfit.

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Source: An Illustrated History of Northern Idaho, Embracing Nez Perce, Idaho, Latah, Kootenai and Shoshone Counties, Western Historical Publishing Company, 1903