Henry Nebel, 1880

stan@wiclarkcountyhistory.org on Sat, 17 Feb 2001


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

HENRY NEBEL, a prosperous citizen of Fremont Township, where he is engaged in dairying and raising chickens, having won success in both avocations, was born in Hanover, Germany, Oct. 7, 1880, son of William and Louise (Knigge) Nebel. The father, William, was born in Hanover Sept. 18, 1844, and there grew to manhood, being married to Louise Knigge May 20, 1870. She was born in Hanover Jan. 16 1850, her father being a farmer. After the marriage of William Nebel he remained in his native land and farmed there for about twenty-three years.

Then, in 1893, he came to the United States, locating in Illinois, where he remained for two years and a half, working out for others. Being now ready to start in for himself, he and his family removed to Clark County, Wis., buying forty acres of wild land in Section 21, Fremont Township, on which he built a log house and barn, which are still standing. William and his wife were accompanied to this county by four children, two others having come previously. A list of their children-- as, follows: Bertha, now the wife of Louis Schilling, a Clark County farmer; Mary, wife of Anton Grimm, a farmer of Fremont Township, Clark County; William, who is now in California; Minnie, wife of Herman Dankmeyer, of Chili, Wis.; Henry, subject of this sketch, and Ferdinand, who resides on the home farm. Henry Nebel attended school for six years in Germany, and two years in this country in Illinois. He remained with his father until he was 26 years old, and was then married Dec. 20, 1906, to Ida Lindow, daughter of Louis Lindow, elsewhere mentioned in this volume.

After his marriage, Mr. Nebel settled on his own farm of forty acres, which he had bought a year and a half before in Section 28, Fremont Township, and here he built a seven-room house and a barn, 38 by 72 feet in size. Besides being engaged in general farming and dairying. he has a large flock, and takes pride in, of White Leghorn chickens, which he has been very successful in raising.

He is also a director of the Bank at Chili; president of the local Equity Association; vice president of the Elevator Company at Chili and a shareholder in the Wausau Packing Company. As a loyal citizen of his township he has rendered efficient service as school clerk. He and his wife are the parents of three children: Freda, born Sept. 25, 1910; Mildred, born Oct. 18, 1913, and Lillian, born Feb. 23, 1916.



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