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Paul Fundman

The mercantile prestige of Willamina is being maintained in most creditable manner by the Paul Fundman Company, purveyors to the town and county of groceries, boots and shoes, hardware, flour and feed. This busy mercantile establishment is managed according to the most approved business methods, and the excellent quality of goods, tact and consideration on the part of the owner, and general air of progressiveness and obligingness, ensure to these worthy people a continuation of their present gratifying success.

Paul Fundman, head of the company bearing his name, and one of the best known men of this vicinity, is a native of Switzerland, and was born January 10, 1864. He continued to live in his native land until about eighteen years of age, emigrating to America in the fall og 1882, and locating at Gervais, Ore., and remaining for one year. He was educated in the public schools of his native land, and at Engelburg College, being thus qualified beyond the average youth for the responsibilities of life. For four years in Oregon Mr. Fundman was identified with the Grande Ronde Indian School, and he thereafter lived on a ranch in Polk county for four years. For the following year he returned the Indian school, and then engaged in the mercantile business in Willamina in which he has since been engaged. For a number of years he was in partnership with Mr. Kershaw, but the present firm name is already of long standing.

In 1893 Mr. Fundman married Eva Gentry, and one child has been born of this union, Pauline. Mr. Fundman is a Democrat in politics, and for some time was postmaster of Willamina. He is a broad minded and liberal gentleman, and has to the fullest extent the confidence of all who know him.

source - "Portrait and Biographical Record of the Willamette Valley"

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