Bio: Loos, William H. (1870 - 1940)



----Source: History of Clark County, Wisconsin (1918).



WILLIAM H. LOOS, a well-known agriculturist of Colby Township, having of eighty acres in Section 25, was born in Manitowoc County, Wis., Feb. 27,1870, son of John and Pauline Loos. The parents, who were natives of Germany, came to America when young, John Loos about 1857, and his wife in 1858, accompanying their respective parents. They are now living in Manitowoc County, where the father is engaged in farming.


William H. Loos came to Clark County in 1905, at which time he bought his present farm, of which forty-four acres were cleared. He now has seventy acres cleared, and is milking ten cows, keeping mixed breeds. In 1910 he built a seventy-ton silo, and has a barn 48 by 116 feet. His principal crops are barley and oats. In 1916, Mr. Loos was elected treasurer of Colby Township, succeeding Charles Hertz.. He is a member of the American Society of Equity, and has achieved prosperity through hard work and close attention to business. Since locating in the township he-has become one of its prominent 'and most popular citizens.


Mr. Loos was married March 26, 1894, t6 Anna Voelker, who was born in Manitowoc County, Wis., March 20, 1872, daughter of Fred and Minnie Voelker, her parents also being natives of Germany, coming to America when young. Her father was a carpenter in early life, but later became a farmer. He and his wife are both living. They have had a family of six children--William, now residing in Clark County Anna, wife of the subject of this sketch Fred, who resides in Marathon County, Wis. Herman, of Manitowoc County August, of Clark County, and Lena, who lives in Manitowoc County. Mr. and Mrs. Loos have also had six children, who were born as follows: Lilah, Oct. 18, 1895 Walter, Jan. 17, 1897 Eleanor, Feb. 22, 1900 John, Sept. 8, 1904 Irma, Sept. 8, 1905, and Flora, Nov. 11, 1907. Of these children John died in infancy. Lilah was married Dec. 18, 1912, to Elgart Lueloff, a farmer of Manitowoc County, and has one child, Leona, who was born March 19, 1914. Mr. Loos and all the members of his family residing in Clark County are members of the Evangelical Church of Colby.



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