Pages 687-688, transcribed by Carolyn Ward from History of Allen and Woodson Counties, Kansas: embellished with portraits of well known people of these counties, with biographies of our representative citizens, cuts of public buildings and a map of each county / Edited and Compiled by L. Wallace Duncan and Chas. F. Scott. Iola Registers, Printers and Binders, Iola, Kan.: 1901; 894 p., [36] leaves of plates: ill., ports.; includes index.




LOUIS C. NIEMANN, who is engaged in general merchandising and in shipping and dealing in grain at Piqua, Kansas, was born in St. Louis, Missouri, November 6, 1861. His father, Frederick A. Niemann, was a native of Prussia and on coming to America engaged in merchandising in St. Louis in which city he passed his remaining years. His widow, nee Johanna Lemke, is the wife of Benjamin Koetter resides in Clinton county, Illinois. Her children are: Julius; Louis C.; Lizzie, wife of Joseph Kreimer, Maggie, wife of George Kuhn; Annie, wife of George Dulle, and Teresa, widow of Christian Dummert, of Clinton county, Illinois.

Louis C. Niemann spent the first fourteen years of his life with his mother and went then to live with an uncle. H. H. Neimann, at Aviston, Ill. He remained with that relative until he had attained his majority after which he started out on an independent career. In 1884 he came to Woodson county, Kansas, and located in Piqua, joined in forming the firm of Markus and Niemann which was succeeded by the firm of Niemann and Grogman. At present Mr. Niemann is conducting his business alone and is enjoying a prosperous era. He makes extensive purchases and his shipments of grain and produce are large and contribute much toward his merited success.

May 18, 1886, Mr. Niemann was married in Humboldt, Kansas, to Maggie Santen, a daughter of Mrs. Annie Santen, and unto them have been born five children, Annie and Frances, alone surviving. Mr. and Mrs. Niemann are well known in the Piqua community and their circle of friends is enlarging as the number of their acquaintances increase.

Mr. Niemann gives his undivided attention to his business affairs,


knowing that persistent purpose and diligence form the basis of prosperity, and by adherence to correct business principles, he is providing well for his family and is gaining a comfortable competence which classes him among, the well-to-do citizens of his adopted county.

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