Bio: Missling, William R. (History - 1868)
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----Source: 1918 History of Clark County, Wisconsin

WILLIAM R. MISSLING, who is doing a profitable agricultural business in Longwood Township, having a farm of 160 acres, was born in Germany, Dec. 5, 1868, son of Louis and Sophie (Bergman) Missling. The parents came to America in 1869, locating at Waupun, Wis., from which place they later moved to Outagamie County, and engaged in farming. Louis Missling died in 1877, and his wife Feb. 4, 1908.


William R. Missling began farming in Outagamie County, Wis., and continued in that occupation there many years. For a time he was in the creamery and cheese factory business with his brother, Edward. With this brother he also bought, conducted and modernized the Briggs House at Appleton. In the fall of 1906 he came to Clark County, and with his brother, Edward, bought 1,140 acres of land in Longwood Township, most of which they later sold and then divided the rest, William R., thus securing his present farm of 160 acres, which was improved. Here he is engaged in raising Durham cattle, milking twenty-four cows, also raising Berkshire and Chester-White hogs. His crops consist chiefly of corn, oats, barley, potatoes and cabbages. He is a member and trustee of the German Lutheran Church.


On June 18, 1896, Mr. Missling was married to Pauline Drephal, who was born at Appleton, Wis., Sept. 1, 1875, daughter of Fred and Lena Drephal. Her parents. Who were farmers, are now living at Cicero, Wis. Mr. and Mrs. Missling are the parents of seven children, who were born as follows: Fred, May 28, 1897 Alma, Oct. 11, 1898 Margaret, Aug. 9, 1900 Emma, June 6, 1902 Rose, March 7, 1904 Laura, Oct. 7, 1908, and Arnold, Jan. 1, 1911.


*Postcard sent to Fred and Lena Drephal (1908)

**Likely a photo of the William Missling Farm

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