Peter Grammes (1817-1897) came to America from Prussia in 1840 and marries in 1853. During his marriage, Peter Grammes and his wife had four children: F.W., Ella, Henry and Julia.
Peter Grammes first worked as a plasterer and a mason, and in 1866, purchased a bakery from Jacob Bahm. He continued to operate the bakery until his retirement in 1883. His sons continued the bakery business along with John Reif, Ella Grammes' husband.
1817 – 1897
F.W. "Will" Grammes expanded the business to include a candy factory at 33 Court Street, Tiffin, OH. Will was well respected in Tiffin business circles. He purchased numerous properties in Tiffin, as well as a farm south of town. F.W. also developed Grammes Street (now off Melmore Street).
Julia Grammes married Jesse W. Brown on October 24, 1895. They lived at the Peter Grammes home on Jefferson Street. The couple had two daughters, Rosina and Estella. Mr. Brown worked for 55 years as a glass worker and for 15 years gilding sanitary ware. He also was a talented wood craftsman, working in carpentry and cabinet making.
In 1983, Mr. Brown was one of the re-organizers of the Seneca County Historical and Archaeological Association. In June of that year, he was appointed a trustee of the Baldwin property, located at the corner of Washington and Water Streets, which was the first Seneca County Museum. Mr. Brown remained active in the Seneca County Museum serving as a trustee and assistant curator until his death on December 25, 1983.