Gottleib Meinholdt

stan@wiclarkcountyhistory.org on Wed, 14 Feb 2001

Surname: MEINHOLDT, REINDORF, WITHEE

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

GOTTLEIB MEINHOLDT, who died in Eaton Township, July 9, 1905, was known as an early settler in that township, a man who had done good pioneer work as a logger and farmer. He was born in Saxony, Germany, and was reared in his native land where he married Wilhelmina Reindorf. A cooper by trade, he thus gained his living in Germany until he and his family emigrated to the United States, locating at Franklin, Sheboygan County. There two more children, Gustave and Emma, were born to him. In 1879 he bought eighty acres of wild land in Sections 7 and 8, Eaton Township, on which tract he built a log house and barn, but having no stock, or anything on which to live, he went to work in the woods for Mr. Withee, as also did his sons. After being thus occupied for two winters, he gave up that kind of work, as it was too hard for a man of his age, and thenceforth did what he could towards clearing the farm. Before his death he lived to see forty acres cleared. His wife died in West Salem, Wis. Two children, Bernhardt and Anna, were born in Clark County.

 

 


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