Bio: Carl W. Plockelman (1882  - ?)

Contact: on Thu, 15 Feb 2001




----Source: 1918 History of Clark Co., WI, by Franklyn, Curtiss-Wedge

Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Plockelman and Family

CARL W. PLOCKELMAN, an enterprising farmer of Mayville Township, who has made good strides on the road to prosperity since he took his present farm seven years ago, was born in Manitowoc County, Oct. 10, 1882. His parents, Fred and Bertha (Wilsing) Plockelman, were both natives of that county. They came to Clark County in 1883, the father buying eighty acres of land constituting the southwest corner of Section 4, Mayville Township, where they started in a log cabin. They have since cleared that place, starting with oxen and working hard until they developed a good farm, on which they are now residing and doing a good business, keeping Guernsey stock. They have a good residence, built in 1896.

Their family numbered thirteen children, of whom eleven are now living. The record is as follows: Henry, Emma (dead), Carl W., John, Ella, Frank, Otto, Louisa, Ervin, Lydia, Benjamin, Edith and George (dead). Carl W. Plockelman attended school at intervals until reaching the age of 17 years, and resided at home until he was 23. He then went to Upton, Wis., where he was employed as engineer in the sawmill for two years. Later, he worked two years in the same capacity at Dorchester, Clark County. In the fall of 1910, Mr. Plockelman bought his present place of eighty acres, constituting the northwest quarter of Section 16, Mayville Township, of which thirty-five acres were cleared. He has since cleared more and has a good, profitable farm, raising Guernsey cattle and milking fourteen cows. His crops are chiefly barley, oats and hay, in addition to which he is preparing to plant two acres of alfalfa. For eight years he has operated a threshing machine. Among the improvements he has made on the place he has lately completed a new barn, 36 by 98 feet in size. He is a stockholder in the Farmers' Co-operative store at Dorchester.

His religious affiliations are with the German Lutheran Church.

Mr. Plockelman was married June 6, 1908, to Laura Firerke, who was born in Marquette County, Wis., daughter of Fred and Amelia (Carnots) Firerke, her parents being natives of Germany, who came to America when young people, settling in Marquette County, Wis., where Mr. Firerke engaged in farming. He and his wife are now living near Columbus, Wis. Mr. and Mrs. Plockelman have two children: Irene, born Jan. 23, 1912, and Marvin, born March 3, 1914. Mr. Plockelman is a Republican in politics. He was elected school clerk in 1911 and 1916, and road superintendent in 1913. He is also a justice of the peace, being elected as such in 1914.



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