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Carl Harold "Harry" Herman

Carl Harold "Harry" Herman[1]

Male 1917 - 1947

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  • Name  Carl Harold "Harry" Herman  [2, 3, 4
    Nickname  Harry 
    Born  17 Jul 1917  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5
    Census  1920  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Carl H. Herman, son, male, white, age 2 8/12, single, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Sweden, father's mother tongue Swedish, mother's birthplace Sweden, mother's mother tongue Swedish, occupation none
    Christened  21 May 1921  Messiah Lutheran Church, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Alt. Spelling/AKA 
    • His daughter, Susan Leland, noted his name was Carl Henry Herman. The Aspen Grove Cemetery Index book lists his name as Harold C. Herman.
    Iowa Birth Records 
    • Name: Carl Harold Herman; Baptism/Christening Date: May 21, 1921; Baptism/Christening Place: Messiah Lutheran Church, Des Moines, Burlington, Iowa; Birth Date: July 17, 1917; Father's Name: Oscar Robert Herman; Mother's Name: Amanda Lindberg; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C58798-1; System Origin: Iowa-EASy; Source Film Number: 975697
    Iowa State Census  1925  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Harold Herman, son, male, white, age 7, single, number of years in the U.S.: 12, number of years in Iowa: 12, attended grade school, state highest grade (1-8): 2, number of months in school in 1924: 9, could not read, could not write, place of birth: Iowa, name of father: Oscar Herman, father's birthplace: Sweden, father's age at last birthday: 41, name of mother: Amanda Lindberg, mother's birthplace: Sweden, mother's age at last birthday: 42, place of marriage of parents: Iowa, church affiliation: Lutheran
    Census  1930  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • Harold C. Herman, son, male, white, age 12, single, attended school since September 1929, could read and write, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Sweden, mother's birthplace Sweden, state code: 65, country code: 06, nativity: 0, could speak English, occupation none
    City Directory  1937  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    The Baldwin Burlington, Iowa, ConSurvey Directory, Master Edition 
    • Harold C. Herman, painter, residence 330 South Plane, telephone 3012J.
    City Directory  1938  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Polk's Burlington (Des Moines County, Iowa) City Directory 
    • Harold C. Herman, painter, residence 330 South Plane, telephone 3012J.
    Occupation  1942  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • Harold was a fireman (before and after WWII).
    City Directory  1945  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Polk's Burlington (Des Moines County, Iowa) City Directory 
    • Harold C. Herman, United States Army, residence 330 South Plane.
    Occupation  1947  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    • Harold worked for the Burlington Fire Department. He died while fighting a fire.
    Died  12 Oct 1947  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 16
    Cause: a firefighting accident 
    Front Pages of Newspapers Across Iowa Report on the Burlington Fire that Killed Carl Harold 'Harry' Herman
    Front Pages of Newspapers Across Iowa Report on the Burlington Fire that Killed Carl Harold "Harry" Herman
    Papers from Waterloo, Mt. Pleasant, Carroll, Council Bluffs, and around the state reported on the large fire at the Burlington Fruit Company in which Harry Herman was killed.
    Death Notice  13 Oct 1947  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    The Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette 
    • Fireman Dies in $300,000 Blaze
      H. A. Herman's Body Found in Fruit Co. Ruins; Local Wholesale Firm Plans to Rebuild - Crescent Electric Co. Loss Is Near $50,000
      by CORT KLEIN

      Fire, which ate its way through the interior of the 3-story building of the Burlington Fruit company early Sunday morning, claimed the life of a Burlington fireman and caused loss estimated at $300,000.

      Firemen battled for 10 hours to have the building at the northwest corner of Front and Valley streets and prevent spread of the fire to nearby and adjoining buildings. It was one of the most disastrous fires in Burlington's history.

      Harold C. Herman, 30, one of the first fire fighters into the building and father of 2 children, died when he apparently was overcome by smoke in the basement. Coroner R. O. Giles reported. He was a veteran of World war II. Damage at the Burlington Fruit company was estimated at $250,000 by L.A. Wagner, President. He said the loss was partially covered by insurance and that plans for rebuilding will depend on how soon materials can be secured.

      Monday morning fear was expressed that the south wall of the fruit company building would collapse. Police have blocked off Valley street, from Main to Front and it will continue until the wall comes down or supports are put up. Firemen expressed belief that when the supports dry out the wall would fall.

      Louis Gloor, of the Crescent Electric firm, estimated the loss there at $50,000. The south wall of the building, next to the Burlington Fruit company, partially collapsed. There was also considerable water damage to the interior and stock. Gloor said that his loss was covered by insurance and that plans for rebuilding were not certain at present. He said that a temporary location would be secured this week.

      Damage at the Montgomery Ward company consisted of minor smoke damage.

      The Iowa Southern Utilities company managed to save $15,000 worth of transformers and equipment located on the alley west of the fruit company. J. W. commended his men for their prompt and efficient action in bulwarking the equipment and preventing loss that would have cut service from all firms north of the fire along Front street.

      A crowd of more than 1000 persons jammed the sidewalks near the burning structure to watch the fire. Many of them stayed on until dawn and the fire began to die down. All day Sunday, other spectators visited the site.

      The alarm was turned in at 11:28 p.m. Saturday by Mrs. Mark Dewey who noticed smoke ensuing from the basement and went to the police station to report it. The fire was reported but half an hour before the end of Fire Prevention Week.

      Herman's body was found at 1:30 p.m. Sunday after the basement had been pumped dry of nearly 6 feet of water. He apparently made an effort to escape from choking fumes by heading for a stairway. His body was found only 2 feet from the bottom of steps leading to the first floor.

      The last act of the tragedy was played as a tight little knot of fellow firemen gathered around as the body of the dead man was carried from the basement.

      No one said anything. Faces were set and stern but tears rolled unchecked down the cheeks of the grimy, tired firefighters.

      Without a word the stretcher with the body of Herman on it was picked up and carried to a waiting ambulance. As it drove away the eyes of each man followed it until it turned the corner.

      "Why couldn't it have been one of us older fellows who doesn't have so many years of life ahead of us or kids to support?" one veteran of the department was heard to remark.

      Herman had been a member of a squad that entered the basement in the first few minutes of the fire to string a line of hose. The squad came back out but Herman wasn't missed at first. Several of the firemen had been slightly injured and it was believed he had been among those who had gone to a hospital for treatment.

      As time passed and after preliminary checks at local hospitals revealed that he had not been treated, anxiety grew. The men fighting the fire knew in their hearts their buddy was inside. They stayed on the job with grim determination although they believed he was doomed.

      At first the fire gave no indication that it would wreck (sic) havoc and destruction.

      According to W.G. Middlemann, fire chief, it was believed to have started in the basement in the southwest part of the building. Smoke poured from a driveway and windows but only tiny flickers of flame could be seen inside at first.

      Two explosions were heard as the smoke continued to pour out. They were thought to have been caused by ammonia from cooling units in cold storage boxes inside. Firemen fought the smoke with several lines of hose although they were up against terrible handicaps from lines of stored produce inside, and barred windows, Middlemann stated.

      The crowd was pushed back by police who tried to keep the curious from coming too close and endangering themselves. Several persons watched the fire from directly under high voltage lines near the alley although the fire threatened to send them down on the crowd.

      About 2:15 a.m. Sunday the firemen appeared to have the blaze under control. The smoke decreased and many in the crowd started to go home.

      Suddenly smoke poured out of the 3 windows on the south side near the alley. It began to turn black, appeared hot with flame and fire. Then it spread toward the east and poured out of other windows on the third floor.

      Seconds later a bursting mass of flame broke through the roof, the fire spread and in a matter of minutes the entire building was ablaze.

      Smoke had filled the downtown district, handicapped driving and had been noticed by residents on various hills in town.

      The flames spread rapidly and finally got completely out of control. The building was doomed, even in the minds of the spectators who knew little of fires.

      Several bystanders pulled off coats, donned rubber ones, and helped firemen pull lines of hose into position and steady searchlights.

      Middlemann placed his men and available hose in positions to try to save other buildings from burning. The Iowa ordnance plant department was called and their equipment put into action.

      Lines of hose were turned on the roof of the blazing building from the top of the Montgomery Ward and company structure and also from the roof of the Witte varnish storehouse. Another line was turned on the north side of the Burlington Fruit building in an effort to keep the fire wall between it and the Crescent Electric company cool and prevent the fire from spreading.

      The strategy worked. The wall between the neighbor firms crumbled and collapsed but the fire did not spread.

      Firemen and police stated that had the fire spread to the Witte paint and varnish works the resultant fire might have destroyed the whole block of buildings.

      As the blaze continued to devour the fruit company building the third floor collapsed and then the second. Canned goods, fruits and vegetables tumbled down in one enormous pile on the main floor. Apples were baked black by the heat and one fireman said he saw glass fruit jars melt and dissolve before his eyes. Part of the west wall caved in. The alley was barricaded.

      Firemen took turns at cups of coffee and short rest periods. Many came from the building coughing because of smoke-filled lungs as they asked for water.

      Millard Davis, assistant fire chief, suffered a badly bruised and mashed hand when it was caught between a brick wall and a battering ram he was using. Other firemen had cut hands from falling glass, sore lungs from smoke, and other minor injuries.

      Before the building burst into flame officers of the company removed a safe, cash, and other valuables from the office. A railroad car on a sidetrack was moved out of the danger zone by a switch engine. Until the power was turned off firemen shot a heavy stream of water onto the building through power lines carrying 33,000 volts of electricity.

      A truck in the driveway, badly damaged by the fire, was finally pulled out by a wrecker. Fire was seen in the walls of a cooler near where the truck had been parked.

      Sunday morning, after the fire was out, supports were placed against the wall of the Crescent Electric company. The floor of the second story appeared to be sagging and concern was expressed that more of the wall would collapse.

      Herman's death was the first among firemen on duty in 20 years. The last was Thomas Young, who perished in a fire on South Third street. Young, who had been retired, insisted on helping fight the fire, according to veterans on the department.

      A veteran of World War 2 who had returned to the fire department after completing his army service, Herman had but recently contracted for the purchase of a home for his family at 307 South Woodlawn avenue.

      He was born in Burlington July 17, 1917, the son of Oscar and Amanda Herman. He married Dorothy Brum[m] on June 7, 1941. He served overseas with the army during the war, was discharged a technical sergeant. His service with the fire department began in 1941.

      Surviving are his widow, 2 children, Susan, 5, and Robert, 10 months; his parents; 2 brothers, Stanley, who is also a member of the fire department, and Arthur, both of Burlington.

      Services will be held from Prugh's chapel Tuesday at 3:30 p.m., with Reverend Bruce Buchanan in charge. Burial will be in Aspen Grove cemetery.
    Buried  14 Oct 1947  Aspen Grove Cemetery, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 8, 17
    Newspaper Article  27 Oct 1947  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    The Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette 
    • Committee Named to Receive "Herman Fund" Contributions

      [Image] Public spirited Burlingtonians are going to be given a chance to open both their purses and their hearts.

      A committee has been formed and a Harold Herman Fund established to accept contributions to aid the family of the Burlington fireman who lost his life in the Burlington Fruit company fire.

      The committee is made up of Harold Parmelee, James Lewis W. G. Middlemann, fire chief H. A. Wagner and Wesley Swiler. Herman died when he entered the basement of the burning building, his body being found the next day in the ruins. He is survived by his wife and two children.

      Contributions to the fund may be turned in to any member of the committe or to any bank in Burlington, made payable to the Harold Herman fund. The fireman's family is living in a home contracted for before the death of the head of the family. While no goal has been set, the committee indicated the fund would remain in existence until its purpose had been fulfilled. Swiler was designated treasurer.
    Committee Named to Receive 'Herman Fund' Contributions
    Committee Named to Receive "Herman Fund" Contributions
    An article regarding the attempt to raise money for the famiy of Harold Herman after his accidental death while in service to the Burlington Fire Department.
    Newspaper Article  28 Oct 1947  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    The Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette 
    • Thinking Out Loud - A Public Appreciation

      There is nothing maudlin about the program that has been undertaken here to subscribe a sum which will assist Mrs. Dorothy Herman in some of the problems she will encounter now that she is left alone with her family. Her husband, Harold Herman, was killed in the Burlington Fruit company fire 2 weeks ago. He was a member of the city fire department.

      Various public, spirited citizens since then have indicated a laudable desire to help her . . . perhaps to raise a fund sufficient to retire the mortgage on the home the Hermans had bought and were paying for in installments. The idea caught hold with many who merely lacked leadership before giving generously.

      That leadership was supplied through a Chamber of Commerce group, and a special committee has been placed in charge. Persons wishing to make contributions to the Harold Herman fund can do so at any of the banks in Burlington or through any of these committee members: Harold Parmelee, James Lewis, A. Wagner, Fire Chief W. G. Middleman or Wesley Swiler. The responsibility of those accepting contributions is of the highest. We hope for most wholesome success for the entire effort.
    Person ID  I35  All Families
    Last Modified  27 Feb 2014 

    Father  Oscar Robert Herman,   b. 6 Jun 1883, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1972, Saint Francis Continuation Care Center, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Amanda Lindberg,   b. 18 Nov 1882, Uppsala, Uppsala Lšn, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1953, Saint Francis Hospital, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  4 Aug 1909  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 20, 21, 22
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Groom's Name: Oscar Robert Herman; Groom's Birthplace: Sweden; Bride's Name: Amanda Louisa Lindberg; Bride's Birth Date: 1884; Bride's Birthplace: Sweden; Bride's Age: 25; Marriage Date: 4 August 1909; Marriage Place: Burlington Des Moines Iowa; Groom's Father's Name: Albert Herman; Groom's Mother's Name: Hilma Caroline Wickman; Bride's Father's Name: Erick Lindberg; Bride's Mother's Name: Louisa Anderson; Groom's Race: White; Groom's Marital Status: Single; Bride's Race: White; Bride's Marital Status: Single; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M86811-0; System Origin: Iowa-VR; Source Film Number: 956360; Reference Number: 2:3KFRSB0
    City Directory  1912  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [23
    McCoy's Burlington, West Burlington, and Des Moines County Directory 
    • Oscar R. Herman, wife Amanda, cement worker, residence 5275 Garfield Avenue.
    City Directory  1916/1917  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [24
    McCoy's Burlington, West Burlington, and Des Moines County Directory 
    • Oscar R. Herman (wife Amanda), works H. Eilers, residence 328 South Adams.
    City Directory  1920/1921  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [25
    McCoy's Burlington City Directory 
    • Oscar R. Herman (wife Amanda), car repair CB&Q, residence 320 South Plane.
    City Directory  1926  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [26
    McCoy's Burlington City Directory 
    • Oscar R. Herman (wife Amanda), residence 330 South Plane.
    City Directory  1928  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [27
    McCoy's Burlington City Directory 
    • Oscar R. Herman (wife Amanda), residence 330 South Plane.
    City Directory  1930  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [28
    McCoy's Burlington City Directory 
    • Oscar R. Herman (wife Amanda), residence 330 South Plane.
    City Directory  1935  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [29
    McCoy's Burlington City Directory 
    • Oscar R. Herman (wife Amanda), cement finisher, residence 330 South Plane.
    City Directory  1937  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    The Baldwin Burlington, Iowa, ConSurvey Directory, Master Edition 
    • Oscar R. Herman (wife Amanda), cement worker, home 330 South Plane, telephone 3012J.
    City Directory  1938  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Polk's Burlington (Des Moines County, Iowa) City Directory 
    • Oscar R. Herman (wife Amanda), cement worker, householder 330 South Plane, telephone 3012J.
    City Directory  1942  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Polk's Burlington (Des Moines County, Iowa) City Directory 
    • Oscar R. Herman (Amanda), cement worker, householder 330 South Plane, telephone 3012J.
    City Directory  1943  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [30
    Polk's Burlington (Des Moines County, Iowa) City Directory 
    • Oscar R. Herman (wife Amanda), cement finisher, householder 330 South Plane.
    City Directory  1945  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [31
    Polk's Burlington (Des Moines County, Iowa) City Directory 
    • Oscar R. Herman (wife Amanda), cement finisher, householder 330 South Plane (note: in 1947's directory it said 338 South Plane).
    City Directory  1947  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [32
    Polk's Burlington (Des Moines County, Iowa) City Directory 
    • Oscar R. Herman (wife Amanda), cement worker, householder 330 South Plane
      338 South Plane.
    City Directory  1951  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [33
    Polk's Burlington (Des Moines County, Iowa) City Directory 
    • Oscar R. Herman (wife Amanda), householder 330 South Plane.
    Family ID  F37  Group Sheet

    Family  Dorothy Virginia Brumm,   b. 23 Mar 1917, Erie, Whiteside County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1998, Saint Luke's Hospital, Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  7 Jun 1941  [5
    City Directory  1942  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Polk's Burlington (Des Moines County, Iowa) City Directory 
    • Harold C. Herman (wife Dorothy V.), fireman Fire Department, householder 901 Arch telephone 3874 (lived with Dorothy's sister, Helen Brumm; I am not certain if Harold was already in the armed forces by the time of the city directory's publication, but, if not, he probably was soon thereafter.)
    City Directory  1947  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Polk's Burlington (Des Moines County, Iowa) City Directory 
    • Harold C. Herman (wife Dorothy V.), city firefighter, householder at 307 South Woodlawn.
    Newspaper Article  28 Oct 1947  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette 
    • Thinking Out Loud
      A Public Appreciation

      There is nothing maudlin about the program that has been undertaken here to subscribe a sum which will assist Mrs. Dorothy Herman in some of the problems she will encounter now that she is left alone with her family. Her husband, Harold Herman, was killed in the Burlington Fruit company fire 2 weeks ago. He was a member of the city fire department.

      Various public, spirited citizens since then have indicated a laudable desire to help her . . . perhaps to raise a fund sufficient to retire the mortgage on the home the Hermans had bought and were paying for in installments. The idea caught hold with many who merely lacked leadership before giving generously.

      That leadership was supplied through a Chamber of Commerce group, and a special committee has been placed in charge. Persons wishing to make contributions to the Harold Herman fund can do so at any of the banks in Burlington or through any of these committee members: Harold Parmelee, James Lewis, II. A. Wagner, Fire Chief W. G. Middleman or Wesley Swiler. The responsibility of those accepting contributions is of the highest. We hope for most wholesome success for the entire effort.
    Children 
    >1. Susan Patricia Herman
     2. Robert Paul "Bob" Herman
    Photos
    An Extended Family Photo at the Home of Dorothy and Paul Stodt
    An Extended Family Photo at the Home of Dorothy and Paul Stodt
    Taken at Christmas time, about 1951, at the home of Dorothy Virginia (Brumm/Herman) and Paul Henry Stodt on Swan Street in West Burlington Iowa.

    Left to right on the couch: Dorothy Stodt, Paul Robert Herman, Bertha Leota (Lett) Brumm, Walter Theodore Lett, Paul Stodt, and Susan Patricia Herman, with Jerry Mahoney sitting on her lap.
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F30  Group Sheet

  • Photos

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    Carl Harold 'Harry' Herman and William Lett 'Bill' Brumm
    Carl Harold "Harry" Herman and William Lett "Bill" Brumm
    The man on the left is Harold Herman, Dorothy Virginia Brumm's first husband. The man on the right is my father, Bill Brumm (with his navy beard). This photograph was taken in approximately 1943 in the San Francisco Bay area. According to Bill's navy records, he was in the Bay Area in February 1943. Lorma Allen related a story to me about these two men. Once during World War II when Bill was in Australia, he walked into a bar, and Harold Herman just happened to be there. The chance of such an unlikely encounter of brothers-in-law so far away from home is pretty remote.
    Carl Harold 'Harry' Herman
    Carl Harold "Harry" Herman
    Harold Herman (1917-1947) was the first husband of Dorothy Virginia Brumm. They were married in about 1941, and had two children, Robert Paul "Bob" Herman and Susan Patricia Leland. Harry died in a firefighting accident in 1947, while working for the Burlington, Iowa, fire department.
    Carl Harold 'Harry' Herman, Burlington, Iowa, Fireman
    Carl Harold "Harry" Herman, Burlington, Iowa, Fireman
    This photograph scan was taken from the newspaper article reporting on the fire in which Harry Herman died October 12, 1947.

    General Newsprint
    The Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, October 13, 1947
    The Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, October 13, 1947
    The front page of the Hawk-Eye Gazette the day after the Burlington Fruit Company fire in which Carl Harold "Harry" Herman died.
    Thinking Out Loud: A Public Appreciation
    Thinking Out Loud: A Public Appreciation
    An editorial on the raising of money to help Mrs. Dorothy Virginia (Brumm) Herman after the death of her husband, Harold, in a firefighting accident in Burlington, Iowa.

    Obituaries, Deaths, Funerals
    H. A. Herman's Body Found in Fruit Company Ruins
    H. A. Herman's Body Found in Fruit Company Ruins
    The death notice and obituary of Carl Harold "Harry" Herman, a
    story of the fire that killed him on October 12, 1947.

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