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Henry August Herschleb

Male 1848 - 1940  (91 years)


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  • Name Henry August Herschleb 
    Born 22 Sep 1848  Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    FindAGrave Memorial # 103960630 
    Died 4 Feb 1940  Wisconsin Rapids, Wood, Wisconsin, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Forest Hill Cemetery, Wisconsin Rapids, Wood, Wisconsin, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I806  The Keffer - Diceman Family Tree
    Last Modified 19 Jul 2014 

    Father John H Herschleb,   b. Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Mary Sophia 
    Family ID F234  Group Sheet

    Family Josephine Keffer,   b. 8 May 1858, Vaughan, York, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1945, Wisconsin Rapids, Wood, Wisconsin, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 20 Jul 1876  Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage
    1876Marriage-JosephineKeffer-AugustHerschlef.jpg
    1876Marriage-JosephineKeffer-AugustHerschlef.jpg
    1876 Marriage record for Josephine Keffer and August Herschlef.
    Last Modified 19 Jul 2014 
    Family ID F233  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Sep 1848 - Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Jul 1876 - Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 Feb 1940 - Wisconsin Rapids, Wood, Wisconsin, United States of America Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Forest Hill Cemetery, Wisconsin Rapids, Wood, Wisconsin, United States of America Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Biography:
      http://genealogytrails.com/wis/wood/biographies/families/herschleb.htm
      Biographies of Wood County, Wisconsin - Herschleb Family - Transcribed by Marla Zwakman, compiled by George O. Jones from the History of Wood County, Wisconsin (1923) pages 501-502.

      Henry A. Herschleb, now living retired in Wisconsin Rapids, after building up a successful bakery business, was born in Germany, Sept. 22, 1848, son of John H. and Mary Herschleb. In the fifties the family emigrated to Canada, where John H. Herschleb worked for awhile at common labor. In 1863 he came to the States with his son Fred H. and located in Grand Rapids, Wis., and in 1865 he was joined by his sons Charles H. and Henry A. Until 1865 he followed mill work here. Then in the fall of that year he and his brother, G. H. Herschleb, went to Minnesota. He passed away at Owatonna, that state, about 1888. Henry A. Herschleb attended school in Canada and also did farm labor there. With his brother Charles H., he came to Grand Rapids in 1865, and his first work here was as chore boy for Mrs. John Arpin. He then became clerk in the store of E. B. Rossier, and then took care of Mr. Rossier's fast horse. After that he was clerk for some time in the general store of I. L. Mosher, and was later with Ingraham & Co. and Spafford & Cole. In 1884 he became an employee of Johnson, Hill & Co., whose store was then located on First Street North. About two years later he began to realize that he could never make much progress on the road to fortune by working for others, and so looked around for an opportunity to establish a business of his own. He began by opening a store for the sale of candies, cigars and tobacco, in the building now occupied by the Herschleb bakery. To his stock he later added groceries, and he began to build up a good trade. Finding that his customers wanted him to handle bread, he started baking on a small scale. The demand increased to such an extent that he finally gave up the grocery department of his business and confined himself to bakery goods and confectionery. He learned his trade of baker through the assistance of his wife and by watching the men whom he later employed. He enlarged and rebuilt his plant and successfully operated his business until Sept. 1, 1919, at which time he retired and turned the business over to his son Wilbur E. The most modern and improved equipment has been installed and the Herschleb bakery is now included among the best in Wood County. Mr. Herschleb's business success made him well known to the citizens of Wisconsin Rapids and his personal character confirmed the favorable impression first created. His name has always been associated with honest dealing and he has for years been an active member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He is a stockholder in the Grandfather Paper Co. at Merrill, Wis., and in the Wood County National Bank. He was married July 20, 1876, in Canada, to Josephine Keffer, who was born in that province May 8, 1856, daughter of Solomon and Elizabeth (Mager) Keffer. Her parents, who were also natives of Canada, are now deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Herschleb are the parents of three children: Wilbur E., residing in Wisconsin Rapids, who is proprietor of the Herschleb bakery founded by his father; Elizabeth M., at home; and Jeremiah M., who is with the Kissel Auto Co. of Milwaukee. The family home is a fine residence which Mr. Herschleb built at 322 Fourth Street South.