Junchen, Ernest William (History - 1876)


Janet Schwarze





----Source: 1918 History of Clark County, Wisconsin

Christian Junchen           Ernest W. Junchen & Family           Mrs. Junchen


ERNEST WILLIAM JUNCHEN, an enterprising farmer of Washburn Township, proprietor of the old Junchen homestead in Section 6, was born in Schlasinn, Germany, Feb. 24, 1876, son of Christian and Louise (Grottke) Junchen. The father, who was a farmer, came to the United States in 1883, accompanied, by his wife, his daughter, Louise, and his son, Ernest W. They settled in Calumet County, Wis., where Christian worked out one year, and then came to Neillsville. After staying a month in town, he bought eighty acres of wooded land in Section 6, which he has since cleared, and on which place he resides. Mrs. Christian Junchen died April 20, 1904. Ernest W. Junchen was educated in the district school in Washburn Township, and has always remained on the home farm, which now consists of 160 acres, and where he does general farming. He has built an eleven-room brick residence to take the place of the old log structure and is doing a profitable business. He is also interested in the elevator at Neillsville and in the creamery. At the present time he is serving as a member of the township board, holding the office of supervisor.


Mr. Junchen was married, Nov. 25, 1908, to Anna Pagenkopf, who was born in Jefferson County, Wis., Sept. 27, 1879, daughter of Ferdinand and Wilhelmina (Hoppe) Pagenkopf, her father coming to this country in 1830 from Pommerm, Germany. They reside in Pine Valley Township. Mr. and Mrs. Junchen are the parents of three children: Harold, Nov. 11, 1909 Lawrence, born Mar. 14, 1911, and Elmira, born Oct. 18, 1912.



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