John H. Voegeli, 1890 on Sat, 10 Feb 2001


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

JOHN H. VOEGELI, who holds the position of cheese-maker with the Sherwood Cheese Factory, was born in Breslin, Germany, on the farm of his parents, Christ and Gertrude Voegeli, the date of his birth being June 23, 1890. The parents are still residents of Germany, the father being a farmer and the owner of iron works. There were four children in the family: Christ, Fred, John and Martha. John H. Voegeli grew up on the farm and was given a good schooling.

When old enough he learned the machinist's trade and was employed as a fireman on the railroad in Germany for four years, at the end of which time he came to the United States, locating in Milwaukee. Soon after that he went to work in a cheese factory in Oconomowoc and there learned the trade of cheese-making, remaining two years. Subsequent to that he spent eight months in the machine shops in Hartford, at the end of which time he came to Clark County and on Sept. 1, 1914, became connected with the Sherwood cheese factory as cheese-maker, taking the place of Chris Feitz. This factory takes in about 2,000 pounds of milk daily.

Mr. Voegeli gives his entire attention to the business, at which he is an expert, and the factory is being conducted on a profitable basis. Since he came here the number of customers has increased from seventeen to thirty-three. Mr. Voegeli is a member of the German Lutheran Church.



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