George W. Brammer is one of the commissioners of Nez Perces County, being nominated on the fusion ticket in 1900, and this the people endorsed at the polls; he has served with credit to himself and to the satisfaction of his constituency. He has been nominated for reelection for commissioner on the Democratic ticket also.

Reverting to the details of his career, we note that Mr. Brammer was born in Hanover, Germany, on January 28, 1867, being the son of William and Sofie (Hiestermann) Brammer. The father was born in Hanover province, Germany, in 1839, came to the United States in 1893 and is now at Lookout, Nez Perces County. The mother was born in Hanover, in 1840.

Our subject was educated in the common schools, learned the carpenter trade and then attended the architectural school for two terms. He followed his trade of building until 1892, when he came to the United States. He at once came to Cameron, Idaho, and when the reservation was opened he retired from the labor of his trade for a time and took land, where he now lives, at Melrose.

On April 5, 1890, Mr. Brammer married Miss Annie, daughter of Henry and Mary (Bebrens) Riggers, natives of Germany, where the father farms. Mrs. Brammer was born in Germany in 1861 and has two brothers. Henry and William, also four sisters in Germany. Mr. Brammer has two brothers, William, who went to South Africa in 1883 and was in the war for the independence of the Boars. He was taken prisoner in 1900 by the British, who deported him to Germany, whence he came to the United States in 1901 and is now in Nez Perces County; Henry, also in this County. To Mr. and Mrs. Brammer there have been born five children, Anna, Bertha, Mary, William and Ernest, all at home.

Mr. and Mrs. Brammer are members of the Lutheran Church. Mr. Brammer is an advocate of good schools, Churches, and of general progress, being always found in the vanguard. He owns two hundred and forty acres where his home is; he has made good success in general farming, raising hogs, cattle and horses. He is well esteemed and stands high among his fellows.

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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