Fred Schlinkert, 1880 on Sat, 17 Feb 2001



----Source: History of Clark County, Wisconsin (1918), by Franklyn, Curtiss-Wedge

FRED SCHLINKERT, who is now engaged in operating a part of the old Schlinkert homestead in section 7, Weston Township, was born on this farm in the log house of his parents, William and Augusta (Floerke) Schlinkert July 10, 1880. His educational opportunities were limited, as he had to make himself useful on the farm from an early age. When older, he worked a few months in the lumber camps, but with the exception of two Years has always resided on the home farm, a part of which finally came into his possession. He is carrying on general farming, keeping a good grade of Holstein cattle and good horses. He has a good frame basement barn, 46 by 40 feet in size, and is doing a profitable business. In addition to this farm he also owns another, one of eighty acres in Seif Township, and he is also a stockholder in the Farmers' Co-operative Elevator Co. of Neillsville. He is an industrious worker and takes a keen interest in everything calculated to promote the prosperity of his town and county. Mr. Schlinkert was married, Dec. 7, 1910, to Mrs. Bessie Leffengwell whose maiden name was Bessie Rollins, and was the widow of John Leffengwell, who was killed in a street car accident in Pittsburgh, Penn. By Mr. Leffengwell she had three children, Myrtle, Flora and Mae, all of whom are now students in the Neillsville high school. By her union with Mr. Schlinkert three other children have been born, Leroy, Everett and Velda.



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