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This musician, once well known in Sacramento and vicinity, was born in Germany and died in Sacramento in August, 1885. He was in his time a leader among local musicians, was prominent as a Turner and long affiliated with Schiller Lodge, I. O. O. F. Frank, honest, outspoken, in all his aspirations friendly and helpful, he was beloved by all who knew him.

Early in his life Mr. Lothhammer enlisted as a musician in the band of the Third Regular Volunteer Infantry and at the expiration of his term he re-enlisted at Watertown, N. Y. He was captured and taken prisoner. Afterward he was exchanged, his health shattered, and he received his honorable discharge. After his discharge from the service he located in Sacramento and soon attained a high place in his profession. He married Mary Clara Clark, who survives him. Her father, Casper Kloth, who was born in Hanover, was married there to Gertrude Fersen. He brought his family to the United States, they later coming as pioneers to California, where they died. Mrs. Lothhammer bore her husband a daughter, Gertrude Frances. Since her husband died she has made her home in Sacramento, where she has lived since childhood. 

History of Sacramento County, California
Biographical Sketches of The Leading Men and Women of the County Who Have Been Identified With Its Growth and Development from the Early Days to the Present
History By: William L. Willis
Historic Record Company, Los Angeles, California (1913)

Transcribed by Peggy Hooper 2011