Dr. Roland H. Hanke, who is a young dentist of ability and increasing practice, having his office and residence in Plymouth, is a scion of one of the first settlers of Sheboygan county, who came here from the fatherland in the '40s, the children in his family all having been born here.
Roland H. Hanke was born October 3, 1885, in Plymouth township, the son of Herman C. and Agnes (Schirmer) Hanke. The father was born June 23, 1859, and the mother, who was born September 6, 1864, passed away on October 3, 1885. Herman Hanke, the grandfather, was a native of Lippe-Detrnold, Germany. He emigrated from the fatherland in the '40s and after arriving in this country, at once made his way to Wisconsin, settling in Herman township, Sheboygan county. He took up government land which he cleared and improved and upon it he made his home. On the original homestead his six children were born, the father of the subject of this review being the third in order of birth. The grandfather died in 1895. The father was raised on the farm and after receiving his education learned the cheese-maker's trade, later purchasing a cheese factory, which he operated for many years. After selling his. factory he engaged in agricultural pursuits, in which he continued until 1904, when he retired and removed to Milwaukee, residing in that city until 19()8, when he came to Plymouth, where he has since made his home. To Herman C. and Agnes (Schirmer) Hanke was born one child, Roland H., of this review, the mother dying at his birth.
Roland H. Hanke was educated in the public and high schools of Plymouth, being graduated from the latter in 1904. He then entered Marquette University at Milwaukee and was graduated from that institution with the degree of D. D. S. in 1907. He immediately opened an office in Milwaukee and entered upon the practice of his profession, remaining in that city until 1908, when he established an office in Plymouth and here he has since successfully continued. He is a member of the State Dental Association and keeps in touch with the latest ideas of the profession as they are developed and promulgated.
Fraternally, Dr. Hanke is connected with the Masonic order and is likewise a member of the Equitable Fraternal Union and the Iroquois Club. He belongs to the Marquette Alumni Association and the Psi Omega dental fraternity. He is a bright, conscientious young dentist of whom Plymouth may justly be proud Coming of good family and receiving a fine literary and professional education, he is well equipped to become one of the most valuable and useful residents of the community. His practice, which has assumed gratifying proportions, is constantly growing and on account of his up-to-date methods and the care and attention which he bestows upon his work his services are proving exceedingly satisfactory. He has a wide acquaintance and is received everywhere in the best circles in Sheboygan county, being greatly respected and esteemed by a large number of friends.
Information gathered and adapted from History of Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, Past and Present
Carl Zillier, Editor
Pubished by The S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1912, Chicago, IL