Bio: Henry W. Wilhelmi, 1878

Contact: stan@wiclarkcountyhistory.org on Fri, 16 Feb 2001

 

Surnames: WILHELMI, HOLZNAGEL, WILBERT, WALKER, HUEBSCHER

 

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



            Mr.and Mrs. Henry W. Wilhelmi

HENRY W. WILHELMI, a well-known farmer of Mayville Township, residing in section 25, was born in Waukesha County, Wis., son of Charles and Minnie (Holznagel) Wilhelmi. The parents, coming from Germany to Clark County, Wis., in 1878, homesteaded forty acres of land in Mayville Township, later increasing the size of their farm by twenty acres more. On the original tract there was a log cabin and hen-house and two acres of the land was cleared. The father started the work of improvement with oxen and continued it until his death in 1890. His wife survived him nineteen years, dying in 1909. They had one daughter and three sons: Bertha, now Mrs. Peter Wilbert of Mayville Township, Charles, of Abbotsford, Clark County; Henry W., subject of this sketch, and Gust, of Abbotsford. Henry W. Wilhelmi remained on the home farm except for a period of five years, during which he was working out. After his father's death he came in possession of the homestead and has since- improved the barn and house, the latter now having five rooms. He is also about to build a silo of seventy tons. He milks twelve cows of the Holstein breed and also keeps a flock of sheep, shearing about sixteen pounds of wool per head. In addition, he raises hay, oats and other crops, and is doing a successful business. Mr. Wilhelmi was married May 15, 1901, to Emma Huebscher, who was born in Switzerland, Nov. 6, 1880, daughter of Henry and Elizabeth (Walker) Huebscher. Her mother died when she, Emma, was nine days old and her father came to the United States in 1886, locating in Milwaukee, whence he removed in 1891 to Holton Township, Marathon County. He is still living. He was married four times, Emma's mother being his first wife. By his third wife he had one child, Henry. Mr. and Mrs. Wilhelmi have had three children: Fred, born May 22, 1902; Herbert, born July 11, 1903, and Alfred, born April 3, 1906, who died Aug. 8, 1906. The family are members of the German Lutheran Church. Mr. Wilhelmi is a stockholder in the Farmers' Co-operative Mercantile Co., of Abbotsford, and a member of the E. F. U.

 

 


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