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
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,