Henry Gortmaker


Mr. and Mrs. Henry Gortmaker

Henry Gortmaker was born near Ackley, Iowa in 1876. He took a homestead in Hiddenwood Township in 1903. Lena Bruse, his wife, came to Hiddenwood in 1910, from Dumont, Iowa. Mr. Gortmaker was a farmer and a thresher.

They moved to Ryder in 1925, and Mr. Gortmaker passed away at Parker, South Dakota in 1952. Their children were Leora, Vernon, and Wilma.