Herman G. Martens
No one stands higher and is more universally esteemed among Nome business men than H. G.
Martens, the Nome manager of the Alaska
Mercantile Company, formerly the Ames Mercantile
Mr. Martens wall be thirty-one years old on
September 9 this year, 1905. He was born in
San Francisco, California and educated in the public
schools of San Francisco. He began mercantile life
when he was seventeen years old with the well known
San Francisco house, Tilman & Bendel. He was with
this firm for ten years, beginning at the bottom and
working himself up to a leading position in the firm.
In 1901 he was elected secretary of the Ames
Mercantile Company, and in the fall of I 902 he came
north and took charge of the company's extensive
business in Nome. He has been here ever since.
Besides being a careful business man looking
after the minutest detail of the business in his charge,
Mr. Martens is a most agreeable and companionable gentleman who is highly respected
in social circles of Nome.
Source: Nome and Seward Peninsula by
R. S. Harrison. Seattle: The Metropolitan Press, 1905.