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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 Company.

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.




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