Adjutant George Traeumer


        George P. Traeumer of Milwaukee was appointed Adjutant on September 16, 1863 from 2nd Lieutenant of Company I. He was discharged January 14, 1865, for disability. George operated a construction company. He served several terms as member of the Board of Public Works and eight years as county clerk. George was active as trustee of Milwaukee Turnverein. He led a popular German band. He commanded state troops during a labor riots in Milwaukee in 1886 and fired on strikers, killing two and wounding fourteen. George was member of Robert Chivas Post No. 2, G.A.R., and a member of Robert Chivas Post No. 2, G.A.R. He was a member of Twenty-Sixth Regiment Association.

Also, from the 'History of Milwaukee', Western Historical Company, A. T. Andreas Propriator, 1881.

        GEORGE P. TRAEUMER, County Clerk-, is a native of Germany, and was born at Heidelberg, in Baden, June 3, 1839. His parents emigrated to this country in 1849, and came to Milwaukee the same year. After reaching manhood he engaged in contracting in masonry. After the War broke out be enlisted and served in Company I. Twenty-sixth Regiment Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, and was promoted to Adjutant of the regiment. He was wounded at the battles of Chancellorsville and at Resaca, Georgia, served three years. Was a pointed Deputy County Clerk, under Theo. O. Hartmann in 1879, and elected County Clerk in 1880. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, of the Grand Army of the Republic, and, is Captain of the South Side Turner Rifles, State militia. Mr. Traeumer married miss Mary A. Peterson, a native of Denmark. They have five children, Serena, Augusta, Henry, Hans and Hanchen.