Bio: Sichler, Rubert (History - 1834)

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----Source: History of Clark and Jackson Counties, Wisconsin, Published by Lewis Publishing Co, 1891:

RUBERT SICHLER resides on a farm in section 26, town 23, range 5, in the town of Garden Valley, Jackson County. He was born in the city of Rottweil a Necar, kingdom of Wurtemberg, Germany, March 9, 1834, and came to America when he was eighteen years old, arriving in the United States with but little money. He spent one year and four months in New Jersey, seven miles from Philadelphia, on a large truck farm on the Delaware River, working for $10 per month through the summer, and $6 per month in the winter months. He then went to southern Illinois,-Madison, Macoupin and Montgomery Counties, about fifty miles from St. Louis, and remained about one year, working on several farms, and about a month on the railroad to Terre Haute. From there he went to southern Iowa, Fort Madison, and from there to Iowa City, remaining about thirteen months in Iowa, and then came to Jackson County, Wisconsin, in October of 1855. Here he worked for $26 per month in the woods, and saved some money with which he and his brother bought one yoke of oxen and wagon and eighty acres of raw land, on which he now lives. This was wild land at the time of purchase, and much hard labor was required to clear it. Their necessaries of life had to be hauled from Black River Falls their first breaking plow had to be hauled from La Crosse, a little village at the time he landed there and many were the hardships they endured in those pioneer days.

Mr. Sichler was married November 10, 1861, at Black River Falls, to Maggie Wolf, who was born not far from Cologne, Empire of Germany, June 18, 1845, and came to America with her parents when she was fifteen months old. They settled in Washington County, nine miles from West Bend, on a piece of heavy timbered land, forty miles from Milwaukee, where just a few houses stood. Where now Milwaukee is, land was offered to her father very cheap. Their union has been bless with ten children, seven now living. Mr. Sichler is a Democrat, and the family are members of the Catholic Church.




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