Bio: Limprecht, Frederick A. (History - 1850)

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----Source: "Biographical History of Clark and Jackson Counties, WI, pub. by Lewis 1891, pg. 182 - 183:

FREDERICK A. LIMPRECHT, of section 15, Warner Township, was born in Wimar, Germany, October 8, 1850, the son of Charles M. and Christina (Buddinger) Limprecht, natives of Germany the former is a resident of Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, but the latter is deceased. Of the parents' nine children, seven are still living, namely: August, Christ, Frederick, Louis, Hermann, Charles, and Emma. One daughter, Annie, died on shipboard when the family were on their way to the United States. They landed in this country in 1854, and first settled in Sheboygan County, which was then a dense woods. Indians and wild animals were numerous, and the father secured nearly all his meat by hunting.

Frederick A., our subject, was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools of Sheboygan County. At the age of fifteen years he learned the Miller's trade, which he followed several years around Sheboygan and Milwaukee, and also in Chicago four years. He went to the latter city about three weeks before the fire of 1871, but in 1874 returned to Sheboygan County, where he was subsequently married. Mr. Limprecht farmed on the homestead four years, and in the spring of 1879 came to Hemlock, where he built a large flouring-mill in company with N. H. Withee, and also built the first dwelling-house in this city, where he has ever since resided. After five years he sold his interest in the Hemlock mills, and has since been engaged in farming and various other employments. He owns 120 acres of land on the west side of the river, on sections 9 and 4, township 27, range 2 west, of which eighteen acres is cleared. He also owns a fine frame dwelling in Hemlock.

Mr. Limprecht was married September 26, 1874, to Sedonie Seitel (Seidel), a daughter of Gottleib Seitel, deceased. They have had five children, four of whom are still living: Annie, Charlie, Toney and William. One son, Herman, died at the age of four years and three days. Mr. Limprecht is a member of the A. O. U. W., and also of the German Reformed Church.



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