Herman F. Schlingsog, 1870

stan@wiclarkcountyhistory.org on Tue, 13 Feb 2001



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


HERMAN F. SCHLINGSOG, son of William and Amelia (Worchel) Schlinsog was born on his parents' homestead in Grant Township, Dec. 1, 1870, the scene of his birth being a one-room log cabin. In his youth he attended the frame schoolhouse known as the Roder school, and subsequently worked on his fathers' farm until reaching the age of 24 years. He then located for himself on forty acres of land in Section 12, Grant Township, there being twenty acres of the land cleared and a frame house and log barn, standing on it. Since then he has increased the size of the farm by buying first eighty acres more land, then later a tract of ninety-four acres. He has replaced the old log barn by an up-to-date structure, 36 by 60 feet in size.

He is successfully engaged in general farming, raising Holstein graded cattle and Percheron horses. An enterprising man in his line of industry, he is quick to adopt modern improvements and has helped to bring about the change from common plank floors to cement floors in farm buildings. For nine or ten years he has been a trustee of the Mapleworks German Lutheran church, and was on the township board for seven years as supervisor.


Mr. Schlinsog was married Oct. 2, 1894, to Clara Beer, a native of Grant Township, and daughter of Traugot and Theresa (Junghans) Beer. Her father, born in Germany, came as a young child with his parents to Wisconsin, they first residing at Cedarburg and Racine, and later settling in Section 13, Grant Township, Clark County. It was a pioneer's claim of wild land, and he had to clear it with an ox team, he and his family living in a log house for a number of years. They were German Lutherans in religion. Mr. and Mrs. Schlinsog have had five children, one of whom, Armin, died when about 18 months old. The others are: Walter, Edward, Harry and Violet.



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