Weirich, John P. (History - 1867)







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

JOHN P. WEIRICH, a prominent citizen of Owen, Clark County, where he is successfully engaged in the hardware business, was born at Sumpter, Wis., Dec. 21, 1867, son of John and Dolly (Young) Weirich. The father,. who was a farmer, was born in Germany and came to America with his parents when 6 years old, they settling in Sauk County, Wis. He died March 20, 1916, at the age of 76 years. His wife, Dolly, who was born in Pennsylvania, is still living. They had a family of seven children: John Cora, Mertie, Albert, Minnie, Arthur and Effie. John P. Weirich, after finishing his. schooling at Sumpter, Wis., left home at the age of 22 years, going to Prairie du Chien, Wis., He had previously taken a commercial course from a correspondence college at Buffalo, N. Y., and in Prairie du Chien he found employment in a general store as clerk, remaining there eleven years.


In 1902 he came to Owen, Clark County, becoming manager of the Owen Lumber Company's store, of which he had charge for three years.


In 1906 Mr. Weirich became interested in the Rawson Greibenow Company, Incorporated, engaged in the hardware business, of which company he is now secretary and treasurer. This company for several years formerly operated a store at Withee, which store, however, has been sold. Mr. Weirich is a stockholder in the State Bank of Owen. He is also the owner of several pieces of real estate, including some improved farm land. He was a director and also a treasurer of the Owen Telephone Company.


In 1907 he was elected to the school board, becoming treasurer, which office he still holds. He also served as justice of the peace for six years, being elected in 1905.


His fraternal society affiliations are with the Masons, Knights of Pythias and Modern Woodmen of America.


Mr. Weirich was married, Oct. 24, 1895, to Clara Page, at Prairie du Chien, Wis. She was born in 1867. Mr. and Mrs. Weirich have one child, Ina, born July 24, 1896, who is residing at home.



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