Bio: Christ Wallmuth (1847  - ?)

Contact: on Thu, 15 Feb 2001




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

CHRIST WALLMUTH, a well-known and successful farmer of section 22, Dewhurst Township, was born in Prussia, Germany, Nov. 19, 1847, the son of John and Mary (Odean) Wallmuth. The father, who was a laborer by occupation, was born, reared and married in Statien, Germany, and there he and his wife had five children born to them: Christ, Charles, John, Theodore and Ricka. John Wallmuth, Sr., died in his native land.

Christ Wallmuth remained at home until he was 15 years of age, working out on farms for ten years. On Oct. 20, 1871, he married Sofia Spanholtz, whose father, John Spanholtz, was a farm laborer. After his marriage Mr. Wallmuth continued to reside in Germany for two years longer, or until 1873, in which year he came to the United States, locating at Elgin, Ill., where he worked at various occupations for about seventeen years; after which he was employed in the condensery there for thirteen years. He then bought 200 acres of wild land in section 22, Dewhurst Township, Clark County. Here he built a frame house of six rooms and later a barn 30 by 64 feet in dimensions.

He began farming here with one cow and now has a good stock farm, being engaged in raising Holstein cattle, besides sheep and hogs, for which he finds a ready and profitable market. His farm is well improved and in addition to giving it his personal attention, he has conducted a threshing crew for about three years. One of the leading citizens of the township, he has served as township supervisor three years and as road commissioner.

The following is a brief record of the children born to him and his wife: William, residing at home; Fred, who married Lillian Heneise; Emma, now Mrs. Wm. Cash, of Elgin, Ill., who has two children, Alain and Mildred; Freda, now Mrs. Fred Nolte, of Elgin, Ill., and Malinda, wife of Herman Janholtz, also living in Elgin, Ill. Fred, who is now residing at home, has bought forty acres of land in section 34, Dewhurst Township, on which he is erecting buildings. He has two children, Ruth and Mildred.



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