Monday, August 24, 2015

James Hilgemann

James Albert Hilgemann

December 22, 1916
Wabash, IN

August 28, 1967
Fort Wayne, IN

1937-38 Fort Wayne General Electrics (NBL) 
1938-39 Fort Wayne (Independent)  
1939-40 Fort Wayne Harvesters (Independent)  
1940-41 Fort Wayne Pistons (Independent)   
1941-42 Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons (NBL) 

Hilgemann was born in Wabash, Indiana to Albert (1885-1947) and Mable (Mills) (1891-1980). played two seasons in the NBL and more with various independent pro teams. He enlisted in the army in 1943 and saw service in World War 2 and later worked for the Indiana Department of Weights and Measures. Hilgemann was also an outstanding softball player as well as basketball. He died of an apparent heart attack in 1967 at 50. He had a son, James, and two daughters, Joellyn (Krauskopf) and Sarah Ann.

He allegedly played at the University of Toledo, but no records back this up.



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